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  Melvin Carr Eaton (1891-1966) — also known as Melvin C. Eaton — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y. Born in Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., April 2, 1891. Republican. Chemist; director, superintendent, later vice-president, president and chairman, Norwich Pharmaceutical Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932, 1936, 1940; chair of Chenango County Republican Party, 1933; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; New York Republican state chair, 1934-36; Presidential Elector for New York, 1952. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Phi Kappa Sigma; Rotary. Died, following an apparent heart attack, in St. Charles Hospital, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, August 1, 1966 (age 75 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert D. Eaton and Maria E. (Smith) Eaton; married, April 14, 1915, to Ethel Jewell.
  Frederick H. E. Ebstein (1847-1916) — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Albany, Albany County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Militsch, Prussia (now Milicz, Poland), April 21, 1847. Republican. Newspaper reporter; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; candidate for borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1905. German ancestry. Member, Loyal Legion; Freemasons. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 8, 1916 (age 68 years, 293 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Jeanie V. Smith.
  Hiram H. Edgerton (1847-1922) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Belfast, Allegany County, N.Y., April 19, 1847. Republican. Lumber business; contractor; mayor of Rochester, N.Y., 1908-21. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. He had been ill for some time, but his condition worsened with the sudden death of his friend George W. Aldridge; he collapsed at the viewing and was unable to attend the funeral; his last words were "George is gone, and I'll join him soon." Died, in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., June 18, 1922 (age 75 years, 60 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ralph H. Edgerton and Octavia C. (Penhollow) Edgerton; married 1868 to Medora L. DeWitt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Edsall (c.1804-1865) — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Orange County, N.Y., about 1804. Member of Indiana state senate, 1853. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., 1865 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Adelbert D. Edwards (b. 1856) — of Atlantic Mine, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Lincklaen, Chenango County, N.Y., June 15, 1856. Republican. Bookkeeper; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 3rd District, 1907-18. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
Rae L. Egbert Rae L. Egbert (b. 1892) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; Republican candidate for New York state assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1921; member of New York state senate 24th District, 1935-40; defeated, 1940, 1942; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1944. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Elks; Kiwanis; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
Harold B. Ehrlich Harold B. Ehrlich (born c.1902) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born about 1902. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1934-44. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  William Alexander Ekwall (1887-1956) — also known as William A. Ekwall — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Ludington, Mason County, Mich., June 14, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; municipal judge in Oregon, 1922-27; circuit judge in Oregon, 1927-34; U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1935-37; defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1940; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1942-56; died in office 1956. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., October 16, 1956 (age 69 years, 124 days). Entombed at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Ekwall and Emilie Ekwall; married, June 19, 1915, to Lina Moser.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Abram Isaac Elkus (1867-1947) — also known as Abram I. Elkus — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 6, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; member, New York State Board of Regents, 1911-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1916-17; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1919-20; defeated, 1913, 1920. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Jewish Committee; Freemasons. Died in Red Bank, Monmouth County, N.J., October 15, 1947 (age 80 years, 70 days). Interment at Beth Olom Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Elkus and Julia Elkus; married, April 15, 1896, to Gertrude R. Hess; father of Katharine Elkus White (born1906).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Asher Bates Emery (1867-1924) — also known as Asher B. Emery — of East Aurora, Erie County, N.Y. Born in East Aurora, Erie County, N.Y., February 18, 1867. Republican. Physician; lawyer; bank director; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1922-24; appointed 1922; died in office 1924. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, from kidney disease, in Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., August 8, 1924 (age 57 years, 172 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Emery (1819-1896) and Elizabeth C. (Kellogg) Emery (1828-1884); brother of Edward Kellogg Emery (1851-1919).
  Asher B. Emery County Park, in South Wales, New York, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Kellogg Emery (1851-1919) — also known as Edward K. Emery — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in East Aurora, Erie County, N.Y., July 29, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 5th District, 1887-88; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1907-19; died in office 1919. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, from pernicious anemia, in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., November 13, 1919 (age 68 years, 107 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Emery (1819-1896) and Elizabeth C. (Kellogg) Emery (1828-1884); brother of Asher Bates Emery (1867-1924); married, October 7, 1886, to Clara B. Darbee (1860-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elihu Enos (1823-1892) — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., January 29, 1823. School teacher; postmaster at Waukesha, Wis., 1850-53, 1872-86; superintendent of schools; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1868. Member, Freemasons. Died in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., November 13, 1892 (age 69 years, 289 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Elihu Enos and Dotha (Johnson) Enos; married 1851 to Frances Blake.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mitchell L. Erlanger (c.1857-1940) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., about 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; New York County Sheriff, 1904; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1907-27; president, A. L. Erlanger Amusement Enterprises, and stage producer. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 30, 1940 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leopold Erlanger and Regina Erlanger; married 1932 to Janet Nordenshield.
  Austin W. Erwin (b. 1887) — of Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y. Born in West Sparta town, Livingston County, N.Y., April 26, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; Livingston County District Attorney, 1924-31; member of New York state senate, 1944-62 (44th District 1944, 49th District 1945-54, 53rd District 1955-62). Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; American Bar Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  John S. Estabrook (b. 1829) — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Alden, Erie County, N.Y., January 22, 1829. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1880; mayor of East Saginaw, Mich., 1884-86. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur O. Eve (b. 1933) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 23, 1933. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1967-2001 (143rd District 1967-82, 141st District 1983-2001); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000; candidate for mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1977. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, Amvets; NAACP; Urban League; United Auto Workers; Freemasons. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur B. Eve and Beatrice (Clark) Eve; married 1956 to Lee Constance Bowles (born c.1935).
  Jacob Evertson (1734-1807) — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., January 3, 1734. Member of New York provincial congress, 1774-75; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Presbyterian. Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 1, 1807 (age 73 years, 118 days). Interment at Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Churchyard, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Margaret Evertson (1764-1837; who married John Cotton Smith (1765-1845)).
  Albert Cole Fach (1882-1972) — also known as Albert C. Fach — of West New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Stapleton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., January 14, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; Richmond County District Attorney, 1910-19, 1924-31; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks. On the morning of August 19, 1912, in his office, he was shot three times and badly wounded, by Mrs. Elizabeth Edmunds, a disgruntled former client. Died June 3, 1972 (age 90 years, 141 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Fach.
  Alexander Warren Fairbank (1852-1922) — also known as Alexander W. Fairbank — of Chazy, Clinton County, N.Y. Born in Rouses Point, Clinton County, N.Y., December 19, 1852. Republican. Physician; member of New York state assembly from Clinton County, 1914-15. Member, American Medical Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Clinton County, N.Y., 1922 (age about 69 years). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Calvin Fairbank (1801-1872) and Sarah Ann (Stearns) Fairbank (1813-1890); married, June 19, 1877, to Evelyn Little (1854-1930); third cousin of Wilson Henry Fairbank; third cousin once removed of Isaac Davis and Merton William Fairbank; fourth cousin of Edward Livingston Davis, John Barnard Fairbank (1839-1908), Charles Warren Fairbanks and Newton Hamilton Fairbanks; fourth cousin once removed of Livingston Davis.
  Political families: Fairbanks-Adams family of Massachusetts; Davis family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Lewis Fairchild (1863-1946) — also known as Benjamin L. Fairchild — of Pelham, Westchester County, N.Y.; Pelham Manor, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Sweden, Monroe County, N.Y., January 5, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1895-97, 1917-19, 1921-23, 1923-27 (16th District 1895-97, 24th District 1917-19, 1921-23, 1923-27); defeated, 1896 (Independent, 16th District), 1914 (Independence League, 24th District), 1918 (24th District), 1922 (24th District), 1926 (24th District), 1928 (24th District), 1930 (24th District), 1932 (24th District). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pelham Manor, Westchester County, N.Y., October 25, 1946 (age 83 years, 293 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Fairchild (1829-1897) and Calista (Schaeffer) Fairchild (1836-1921); married, February 28, 1893, to Anna E. Crumbie (died 1902); married, April 21, 1922, to Elinor Gardiner Parsons; second cousin twice removed of Henry Meigs; second cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Henry Meigs Jr. and John Forsyth Jr.; third cousin twice removed of William Whiting Boardman (1794-1871); fourth cousin of Frances Payne Bolton; fourth cousin once removed of Oliver Payne Bolton.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Guy Leverne Fake (1879-1957) — also known as Guy L. Fake — of Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., November 15, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1907-08; district judge in New Jersey 2nd District, 1909-24; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1929-48. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Junior Order; United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J., September 23, 1957 (age 77 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Milton Elwood Fake (1854-1936) and Mary Louise (Cook) Fake (1856-1937); married to Grace Elizabeth Mucklow (1880-1978); first cousin of Kenneth Hearn Fake (1895-1963).
Kenneth H. Fake Kenneth Hearn Fake (1895-1963) — also known as Kenneth H. Fake — of Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y. Born in Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y., February 9, 1895. Republican. Insurance business; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New York state assembly from Schoharie County, 1923-32; defeated, 1932; lobbyist for New York State Grange. Member, Grange; American Legion; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Rotary. Died in a hospital at Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., May 24, 1963 (age 68 years, 104 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leonidas Fake and Clara (Hearn) Fake; married, June 12, 1920, to Eva Kling (1895-1995); first cousin of Guy Leverne Fake (1879-1957).
  Image source: New York Red Book 1924
Albert T. Fancher Albert Thomas Fancher (1859-1930) — also known as Albert T. Fancher — of Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in Leon, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., January 18, 1859. Republican. Oil producer; farmer; Cattaraugus County Clerk, 1885-88; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County 2nd District, 1899-1902; member of New York state senate, 1903-08 (50th District 1903-06, 51st District 1907-08); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1920, 1924, 1928. Member, Freemasons. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 20, 1930 (age 71 years, 61 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Fancher (1823-1862) and Lydia M. (McLaughlin) Fancher (1832-1885); married to Loretta Beatrice Darragh (1880-1912) and Musette Kathryn Barker (1889-1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Elbert O. Farrar — of Onondaga County, N.Y.; Granville, Washington County, N.Y. Born in Middletown Springs, Rutland County, Vt. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1882-83. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 14, 1869, to Ida A. Jackson.
  Lewis L. Fawcett (b. 1872) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 23, 1872. Republican. Chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1901-06; judge, Kings County Court, 1906-17; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1918-40; defeated, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Royal Arcanum; Order of Heptasophs; Redmen; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Mark Fawcett and Elizabeth Anne (Hale) Fawcett.
  Edward Ernest Fay (1887-1977) — also known as Edward E. Fay — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 27, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 17th District, 1925-27; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Pinellas County, Fla., September 4, 1977 (age 89 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick J. Fay and Evelyn Louise (Armstrong) Fay; married, February 14, 1917, to Virginia Alice Ventz.
George R. Fearon George Randolph Fearon (1883-1976) — also known as George R. Fearon — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Oneida, Madison County, N.Y., March 12, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 3rd District, 1916-20; member of New York state senate 38th District, 1921-36; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., January 2, 1976 (age 92 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Fearon (1816-1898) and Anna Elizabeth (Charlow) Fearon; married, November 17, 1909, to Cora Lucy Nichols.
  Cross-reference: George B. Parsons
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Robert Benjamin Fegan (b. 1877) — also known as R. B. Fegan — of Junction City, Geary County, Kan. Born in New York, May 15, 1877. Republican. Telephone company manager; rancher; Kansas Highway Commissioner, 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Jesters; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesler Fagan and Eliza (Weeks) Fagan; married 1910 to Marion Lewis.
A. Spencer Feld Aaron Spencer Feld (1891-1987) — also known as A. Spencer Feld — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 5, 1891. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New York state assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1925-26; member of New York state senate 20th District, 1927-40. Member, Freemasons. Died March 24, 1987 (age 96 years, 78 days). Interment at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joel Feld and Mary (Brown) Feld; married, May 22, 1924, to Sadie Simonson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Allen Frank Ferris (1865-1903) — also known as Allen F. Ferris — of Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn. Born in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 22, 1865. Republican. Banker; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1895-1902 (District 46 1895-98, District 48 1899-1902); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900; member of Minnesota state senate 48th District, 1903; died in office 1903. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died, from appendicitis and peritonitis, in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn., September 7, 1903 (age 38 years, 47 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Ferris (1827-1882) and Beulah A. (Allen) Ferris (1831-1914); married, June 8, 1887, to Anna M. Steege (divorced 1901); married 1902 to Helen Barbara Nelson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Mortimer Y. Ferris (b. 1881) — of Ticonderoga, Essex County, N.Y. Born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., March 29, 1881. Republican. Civil engineer; member of New York state senate 33rd District, 1919-26; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1927-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928; chair of Essex County Republican Party, 1930-39. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward M. Ferris and Marion Eliza (Yale) Ferris; married, February 14, 1905, to Elizabeth Leavitt.
  Charles Milton Fessenden (1883-1955) — also known as C. Milton Fessenden — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 28, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1916. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died January 11, 1955 (age 71 years, 136 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Virginia (Weed) Fessenden (1855-1929) and Oliver Grosvenor Fessenden; married, June 5, 1915, to Anna P. Barkley (1886-1939); nephew of Joshua Abbe Fessenden and Samuel Fessenden; grandson of Samuel Clement Fessenden (1815-1882); grandnephew of William Pitt Fessenden, Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden and Joseph Palmer Fessenden; great-grandson of Samuel Clement Fessenden (1784-1869); first cousin once removed of James Deering Fessenden and Francis Fessenden; third cousin twice removed of William Fessenden Allen; third cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Fessenden, John Milton Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy G. Finch (b. 1884) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Eagle Bridge, Rensselaer County, N.Y., August 17, 1884. Republican. Engineer; New York state engineer and surveyor, 1925-26. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Society of Civil Engineers; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Nelson Finch and Helen (Hunt) Finch; married, October 19, 1909, to Jessie Lewis Weller.
  Hamilton Fish Jr. (1926-1996) — of Millbrook, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Washington, D.C., June 3, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1969-95 (28th District 1969-73, 25th District 1973-83, 21st District 1983-93, 19th District 1993-95); defeated, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1984. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Grange; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1996 (age 70 years, 50 days). Interment at St. Philip's Cemetery, Garrison, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton Fish Jr. (1888-1991) and Grace (Chapin) Fish; father of Hamilton Fish (born1951) and Alexa Fish Ward; grandson of Alfred Clark Chapin and Hamilton Fish Jr. (1849-1936); grandnephew of Nicholas Fish (1848-1902); great-grandson of Hamilton Fish (1808-1893); second great-grandson of Nicholas Fish (1758-1833); second great-grandnephew of Chester William Chapin; third great-grandson of John Kean (1756-1795); third great-grandnephew of Robert Gilbert Livingston and Philip Peter Livingston; fourth great-grandson of Gilbert Livingston and Peter Van Brugh Livingston; fourth great-grandnephew of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Philip Livingston and William Livingston; fifth great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder and James Alexander; fifth great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); sixth great-grandson of Pieter Stuyvesant and Pieter Van Brugh; sixth great-grandnephew of Abraham de Peyster, Johannes Cuyler and Johannes de Peyster; descendant *** of Lewis Morris; first cousin twice removed of John Kean (1852-1914) and Hamilton Fish Kean; first cousin four times removed of Philip Van Cortlandt, Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr. and Charles Ludlow Livingston; first cousin five times removed of Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, John Stevens III and Henry Brockholst Livingston; first cousin six times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin seven times removed of Nicholas Bayard, David Davidse Schuyler, Myndert Davidtse Schuyler, Johannes DePeyster, Cornelis Cuyler and John Cruger Jr.; second cousin once removed of Charles Mann Hamilton and Robert Winthrop Kean; second cousin four times removed of James Jay, John Jay, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Frederick Jay, Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay, Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, William Alexander Duer, John Duer and William Jay; second cousin five times removed of Stephanus Bayard, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin of Thomas Howard Kean; third cousin once removed of Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Thomas Howard Kean Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Gilbert Livingston Thompson and Arthur Beebe Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Schuyler, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840), William Duer, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, Denning Duer, David Edgerton and John Jay II.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Roosevelt family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Sue W. Kelly
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Clarence Lyon Fisher (b. 1877) — also known as Clarence L. Fisher — of Lyons Falls, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Lyons Falls, Lewis County, N.Y., August 22, 1877. Republican. Real estate business; lumber and timber business; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1925-29. Member, Grange; Alpha Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Sons of the Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Hubbell Fisher and Mary (Lyon) Fisher; married, February 21, 1907, to Melissa Rachel Ingals.
  Edwin W. Fiske (c.1861-1928) — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Born about 1861. Democrat. Real estate business; mayor of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 1896-1903, 1910-17; defeated, 1894, 1917, 1923, 1927. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Foresters. Suffered a stroke and died, in Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., May 30, 1928 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Annie Smith.
  Charles Carroll Fitch (1842-1899) — also known as Charles C. Fitch — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Cuylerville, Livingston County, N.Y., July 19, 1842. Democrat. Abstractor; hardware business; president, Mason Water and Electric Light Company; Ingham County Register of Deeds, 1885-88; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1889-92. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died suddenly, of heart disease, June 28, 1899 (age 56 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Charles Carroll
  Relatives: Son of Ferris S. Fitch; married 1876 to Mary Kate Clark; father of Fannie E. Fitch (who married Alva Marvin Cummins (born1869)); grandfather of Charles Fitch Cummins.
  Political family: Fitch-Cummins family of Michigan.
  Roy Gerald Fitzgerald (1875-1962) — also known as Roy G. Fitzgerald — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 25, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; director, Merchants National Bank; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1921-31. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion. Died in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, November 16, 1962 (age 87 years, 83 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of M. G. Fitzgerald and Cornelia M. (Avery) Fitzgerald; married, September 5, 1900, to Caroline L. Wetecamp.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Esten A. Fletcher (1869-1941) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Canada, 1869. Republican. Lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1941 (age about 72 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank H. Flood (b. 1851) — of Varick, Seneca County, N.Y.; Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Farmer, Seneca County, N.Y., September 17, 1851. Republican. Physician; Seneca County Coroner, 1879; Chemung County Coroner, 1898-1900; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1900-02. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Flood (1826-1884) and Minerva (Kennedy) Flood; married 1888 to Lyle R. Choate; relative *** of Thomas Schmeck Flood (1844-1908).
  Political family: Flood-Miller family of Elmira, New York.
Elial T. Foote Elial Todd Foote (1796-1877) — also known as Elial T. Foote — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Gill, Franklin County, Mass., May 1, 1796. Physician; banker; member of New York state assembly, 1819-20, 1826-27 (Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara counties 1819-20, Chautauqua County 1826-27); Chautauqua County Judge, 1823-43; postmaster at Jamestown, N.Y., 1829-41. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., November 17, 1877 (age 81 years, 200 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Foote (1770-1848) and Sybil (Doolittle) Foote (1777-1832); brother of Charles Doolittle Foote (1812-1888); married, December 31, 1817, to Anna Cheney (1800-1840); married 1841 to Amelia Stiles (Leavitt) Jenkins (1799-1867); married 1869 to Emily Stockbridge (1803-1887).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: History of Chautauqua County (1875)
  Henry Parker Ford (1837-1905) — also known as Henry P. Ford — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., October 15, 1837. Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1896-99. Member, Freemasons. Died April 21, 1905 (age 67 years, 188 days). Interment at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Clellan S. Forsythe (1895-1953) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pa., March 6, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; automobile dealer; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1945-48. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. On a hunting trip, he suffered a heart attack while sitting in his Jeep, holding a shotgun, which accidentally discharged, hitting him in the chest and killing him, on Fox Island, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 18, 1953 (age 58 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Eugene Foster (1860-1928) — of Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich. Born in Caroga town, Fulton County, N.Y., August 8, 1860. Republican. Newspaper editor; chair of Gladwin County Republican Party, 1892-1928; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 28th District, 1907-08; member of Michigan state senate 28th District, 1909-12. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Foresters; Woodmen. Died, probably from heart disease, in his office at the Gladwin County Record newspaper, Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich., October 2, 1928 (age 68 years, 55 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, September 30, 1916, to Cora W. Mills (1870-1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William L. Froehley (1882-1957) — of Hamburg, Erie County, N.Y. Born June 25, 1882. Republican. Postmaster at Hamburg, N.Y., 1923-33 (acting, 1923-24). Member, Freemasons. Died in 1957 (age about 75 years). Interment at Prospect Lawn Cemetery, Hamburg, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Froehley (1859-1922); married, June 14, 1905, to Bessie L. Richardson (1887-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles W. Froessel (b. 1892) — of Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 8, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1938-49 (2nd District 1938-48, 10th District 1948-49); judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1950. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Hadwen Carlton Fuller (1895-1990) — also known as Hadwen C. Fuller — of Parish, Oswego County, N.Y. Born in West Monroe, Oswego County, N.Y., August 28, 1895. Republican. Banker; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New York state assembly from Oswego County, 1943; U.S. Representative from New York, 1943-49 (32nd District 1943-45, 35th District 1945-49); defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944 (alternate), 1948. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Parish, Oswego County, N.Y., January 29, 1990 (age 94 years, 154 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Watson Furniss (b. 1868) — also known as Henry W. Furniss — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 14, 1868. Physician; U.S. Consul in Bahia, 1898-1905; U.S. Minister to Haiti, 1905-13. African ancestry. Member, American Medical Association; American Public Health Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Furniss and Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Furniss; married, October 19, 1904, to Anna Wichmann.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
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