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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Maine

  Herbert Augustus Clark (b. 1873) — also known as Herbert A. Clark — of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine. Born in Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, December 17, 1873. Republican. School teacher; farmer; grocer; grain dealer; member of Maine state senate 11th District, 1921-24. Baptist. Member, Grange; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Clark and Angeline (Whittier) Clark; married, February 24, 1899, to Larissa Maude Hilton.
  Daniel Albert Cony (1837-1892) — also known as Daniel A. Cony — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born May 5, 1837. Republican. Grain merchant; banker; mayor of Augusta, Maine, 1875. Died, from heart disease, in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, July 23, 1892 (age 55 years, 79 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Cony (1811-1870) and Mercy Hannah (Sewall) Cony; married to Mary Jones; nephew of Susan Cony (who married Richard Foster Perkins); grandson of Samuel Cony (1775-1835); granduncle of Chase Mellen Jr.; great-grandson of Daniel Cony; first cousin of Arthur Sewall (1835-1900); first cousin once removed of Harold Marsh Sewall and Robert Alexander Cony; first cousin twice removed of Arthur Sewall (1887-1961), Loyall Farragut Sewall, Sumner Sewall and Arthur Sewall II; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Sewall; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Homan Manley.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sewall-Adams-Quincy family of Maine (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roscoe Pulaski Copeland (1838-1933) — also known as Roscoe P. Copeland — of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, March 6, 1838. Flour and grain business; village president of Dexter, Michigan, 1880. Died in 1933 (age about 95 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Royal Copeland and Alice (Davis) Copeland; brother of Joseph Tarr Copeland; married, March 6, 1862, to Frances Jane Holmes; father of Royal Samuel Copeland; fourth cousin once removed of George Morey Copeland.
  Political family: Copeland family.
  David Cowan (1825-1887) — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Belgium, January 1, 1825. Republican. Mill operator; mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1872-73, 1886-87. Died April 6, 1887 (age 62 years, 95 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine.
  Loren Fletcher (1833-1919) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Mt. Vernon, Kennebec County, Maine, April 10, 1833. Republican. Lumber manufacturer; flour mill business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1872-75, 1877, 1881-84 (District 26 1872-75, 1877, 1881-82, District 29 1883-84); Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1881-84; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1893-1903, 1905-07; defeated, 1902. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., April 15, 1919 (age 86 years, 5 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  John March Frye (1802-1885) — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine, November 28, 1802. Mill operator; member of Maine state senate, 1840; member of Maine Governor's Council, 1840. One of the founders of Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine. Died January 1, 1885 (age 82 years, 34 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Dean Frye and Joanna (March) Frye; married to Alice M. Davis; father of William Pierce Frye; third great-grandfather of Garret Augustus Hobart IV.
  Political family: Hobart family of Paterson, New Jersey (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Paris Gibson Paris Gibson (1830-1920) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Brownfield, Oxford County, Maine, July 1, 1830. Democrat. Flour mill business; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1852; founded city of Great Falls, 1882; postmaster at Great Falls, Mont., 1887; mayor of Great Falls, Mont., 1888-89; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1889; member of Montana state senate 16th District, 1891-94; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1904. Died December 16, 1920 (age 90 years, 168 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Abel Gibson and Ann (Howard) Gibson; married, August 23, 1858, to Valeria (Goodenow) Sweat.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Daniel D. Page (1790-1869) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Parsonfield, York County, Maine, March 5, 1790. Baker; tobacco trader; flour mill business; banker; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1829-33. Died in Washington, D.C., April 29, 1869 (age 79 years, 55 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Deborah Young.
  See also Wikipedia article
George C. Perkins George Clement Perkins (1839-1923) — also known as George C. Perkins — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Kennebunkport, York County, Maine, August 23, 1839. Republican. Merchant; banker; miller; steamship business; member of California state senate, 1869-76; Governor of California, 1880-83; U.S. Senator from California, 1893-1915; appointed 1893. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Loyal Legion. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., February 26, 1923 (age 83 years, 187 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Clement Perkins and Lucinda (Fairfield) Perkins; married 1864 to Ruth A. Parker.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS George Clement Perkins (built 1944 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1969) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
  William Drew Washburn (1831-1912) — also known as William D. Washburn — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, January 14, 1831. Republican. Surveyor General of Minnesota, 1861; miller; lumber business; railroad promoter; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 5, 1871; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1879-85 (3rd District 1879-83, 4th District 1883-85); U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1889-95. Universalist. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., July 29, 1912 (age 81 years, 197 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Washburn and Martha (Benjamin) Washburn; brother of Israel Washburn Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Cadwallader Colden Washburn and Charles Ames Washburn; married, April 19, 1859, to Elizabeth M. Muzzy; father of William Drew Washburn Jr. and Stanley Washburn; nephew of Reuel Washburn; uncle of Charles Fox Washburn, Hempstead Washburne and Robert Charles Washburn; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Sumner and Dwight May Sabin.
  Political families: Washburn family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Charles A. Wells (1850-1934) — of Victory, Essex County, Vt.; Concord, Essex County, Vt. Born in Monson, Piscataquis County, Maine, October 27, 1850. Republican. Farmer; lumberman; miller; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Victory, 1910. Protestant. Died, of general arteriosclerosis, in Concord, Essex County, Vt., December 29, 1934 (age 84 years, 63 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Wells and Sarah (Dexter) Wells.
  Albion Paris Whitney (1825-1884) — also known as A. P. Whitney — of Petaluma, Sonoma County, Calif. Born in Corinth, Penobscot County, Maine, September 15, 1825. Republican. Lumber business; grocer; grain shipper; member of California state senate, 1875; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1876. Member, Freemasons. Died February 10, 1884 (age 58 years, 148 days). Interment at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Whitney and Olive (Parlin) Whitney; married, February 1, 1850, to Susan D. Eastman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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