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Coal, Ice, and Fuel Dealer Politicians in Maine

  Willmore Dewey Ashley (1886-1974) — also known as Willmore D. Ashley — of New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in East Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass., November 3, 1886. Ice business; woodworker; sawmill owner; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from New Ipswich, 1948. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, August 22, 1974 (age 87 years, 292 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Warren King Ashley and Henrietta Ruth (Dewey) Ashley; married, December 17, 1916, to Ida Mae Frye (1890-1973).
  Oakley Chester Curtis (1865-1924) — also known as Oakley C. Curtis — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine; Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, March 29, 1865. Democrat. Wholesale coal business; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1903-04; member of Maine state senate, 1905-08; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1911-14; defeated, 1909; Governor of Maine, 1915-17; defeated, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1916; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 1922. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 22, 1924 (age 58 years, 330 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Curtis and Amanda (Randall) Curtis; married, November 24, 1886, to Edith L. Hamilton.
  Horace W. Metcalf (b. 1833) — of Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine; Baltimore, Md.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine, May 28, 1833. Member of shipbuilding firms; coal business; U.S. Consul in Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1890-93, 1897-1911. Burial location unknown.
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