The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in Nautical and Maritime Trades in Minnesota
including Shipbuilding and Fishing

  George Egbert (1820-1908) — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.); Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., November 15, 1820. Merchant; farmer; steamboat business; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1875-76, 1877-80. Member, Freemasons. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., August 22, 1908 (age 87 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1871 to Sarah Savery.
  Norman Wolfred Kittson (1814-1888) — also known as Norman W. Kittson; "Commodore Kittson" — of Pembina, Pembina County, Minn. (now N.Dak.); St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Sorel, Lower Canada (now part of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec), March 5, 1814. Democrat. Fur trader; helped end the Hudson Bay Company's fur trading monopoly in 1849; member Minnesota territorial council 7th District, 1852-55; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1858-59; operated steamboats on the Red River from Minnesota north into Winnipeg in the 1870s; worked with James J. Hill to build the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway in 1879-81. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in the dining car of a train en route from Chicago to St. Paul, near Roberts, St. Croix County, Wis., May 10, 1888 (age 74 years, 66 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Kittson County, Minn. and Norman County, Minn. are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Almur Stiles Whiting (1889-1959) — also known as Almur S. Whiting — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., March 2, 1889. Republican. Shipyard paymaster; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1944, 1952 (alternate). Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., February 5, 1959 (age 69 years, 340 days). Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Welcome Wilmarth Whiting and Medora Nancy (Stiles) Whiting; married to Erna Louise Rakowsky; second cousin twice removed of Isaac Backus and John Milton Thayer; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Adams and John Adams; third cousin of Arthur Laban Bates; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Allen and John Quincy Adams; fourth cousin of Emor L. Calkins; fourth cousin once removed of Adin Ballou Capron.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Fairbanks-Adams family; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "He still lives in our hearts."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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