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Coal, Ice, and Fuel Dealer Politicians in New Jersey

  Edward Richard Folsom (1874-1923) — also known as Edward R. Folsom — of Irvington, Essex County, N.J. Born in North Urbana, Steuben County, N.Y., September 18, 1874. Charged, in 1894, of forging checks, bank robbery, and arson; pleaded guilty to two charges; sentenced to ten years in prison; pardoned and released in September 1897; coal dealer; mayor of Irvington, N.J., 1923; died in office 1923. Blackmailers threatening to expose his criminal past extorted money from him until he was nearly penniless; killed himself by an overdose of sedative, in Irvington, Essex County, N.J., September 26, 1923 (age 49 years, 8 days). Interment at Clinton Cemetery, Irvington, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Lewis Folsom (1846-1921) and Martha (Layton) Folsom; married to Sara Elizabeth Keeler (1876-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Archibald M. Henry — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Democrat. Coal dealer; candidate for mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1905; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  Alfred Tilghman Holley (b. 1872) — also known as Alfred T. Holley — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., February 15, 1872. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; president, Holly & Smith, Inc., coal, hay, and grain merchants; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Dr. William Welles Holley and Katherine Summer (Wyse) Holley; married, April 22, 1914, to Alice Beatrice Herbert.
  Miles Ross (1827-1903) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Raritan Township, Middlesex County, N.J., April 30, 1827. Democrat. Coal business; Middlesex County Freeholder, 1859-64; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1863-64; mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1867-69; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1875-83; defeated, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1876, 1884, 1888, 1892; member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 1880-88. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., February 22, 1903 (age 75 years, 298 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J.
  Relatives: Married 1847 to Margaretta M. Hoagland (1830-1905).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Augustus W. Schwartz (b. 1867) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., January 4, 1867. Republican. Newspaper advertising manager; fire fighter; coal and masons' supplies dealer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1909-10. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners; Independent Order of Foresters; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur R. Smock (b. 1885) — of Lakewood, Ocean County, N.J. Born in Asbury Park, Monmouth County, N.J., October 1, 1885. Republican. Real estate business; coal and ice dealer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Ocean County, 1926-29. Member, Elks; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles L. Smock and Emily C. Smock; married 1911 to Ethel M. Worden.
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