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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in New Hampshire

  Edward Dwight Holton (1815-1892) — also known as Edward D. Holton — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., April 28, 1815. Abolitionist; wheat trader; Liberty candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1845; founder, Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad; banker; Free Soil candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1853; candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District, 1860. Died, from malaria and erysipelas, in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., April 21, 1892 (age 76 years, 359 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, October 14, 1845, to Lucinda Millard.
  The city of Holton, Kansas, is named for him.  — Holton Hall, at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is named for him.  — Holton Street, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathan Merriam (b. 1849) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Merrimack County, N.H., November 24, 1849. Grain merchant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912; Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Merriam and Sarah (Shook) Merriam.
  Benjamin Dexter Sprague (1827-1893) — also known as Benjamin D. Sprague — of Lansing, Mower County, Minn.; Rushford, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Bedford, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 6, 1827. Farmer; miller; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 15, 1863; member of Minnesota state senate, 1864-65, 1870 (15th District 1864-65, 14th District 1870). Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., July 26, 1893 (age 65 years, 232 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Lowell Sprague and Hephzibah (Flint) Sprague; married to Lucy Ann McCall; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Franklin; third cousin twice removed of Richard Bache Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Frank Putnam Flint and Motley H. Flint.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Flint-Bache family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Bache-Dallas family of Pennsylvania and New York; Mapes-Jennings-Denby-Harrison family of New York and Arizona (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Edwin Obed Stanard (1832-1914) — also known as Edwin O. Stanard — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Newport, Sullivan County, N.H., January 5, 1832. Republican. Milling business; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1869-71; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1873-75; defeated, 1874; member, Arrangements Committee, Republican National Convention, 1896. Died in St. Louis, Mo., March 12, 1914 (age 82 years, 66 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Luther Wright (b. 1799) — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Born in Nelson, Cheshire County, N.H., September 13, 1799. Merchant; miller; banker; village president of Oswego, New York, 1839, 1841; treasurer of several railroad companies; president of the Oswego Gas Light company. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1828 to Lucinda Smith; married 1840 to Miss L. Bailey.
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