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Politicians in Manufacturing in Ohio
not elsewhere classified

  Arthur Orin Bement (1847-1915) — also known as Arthur O. Bement — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio, May 22, 1847. Republican. Mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1892-93. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Grand Army of the Republic. Founder, with his father, of the E. Bement Sons implement and stove manufacturing firm. Died, of heart trouble, in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., January 26, 1915 (age 67 years, 249 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Brand (1871-1966) — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, November 1, 1871. Republican. Farmer; manufacturer; banker; member of Ohio state senate, 1921-22; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1923-33. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Eagles. Died in Melbourne Beach, Brevard County, Fla., May 23, 1966 (age 94 years, 203 days). Interment at Melbourne Cemetery, Melbourne, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Brand and Fannie E. (Patrick) Brand; married, October 24, 1894, to Louise J. Vance.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel B. Collins (b. 1846) — of Galion, Crawford County, Ohio; Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Parma, Monroe County, N.Y., October 18, 1846. Republican. Traveling salesman; wholesale grocer; coal dealer; manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1899-1900; defeated, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Flesheim (1848-1900) — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich.; Menominee, Menominee County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, April 8, 1848. Republican. Insurance business; president, Menominee Electric Company, manufacturer of telephone switchboards and equipment; mayor of Menominee, Mich., 1888; member of Michigan state senate, 1891-94 (31st District 1891-92, 30th District 1893-94). German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Facing the failure of his business enterprises, he died by self-inflicted gunshot, in Menominee, Menominee County, Mich., February 26, 1900 (age 51 years, 324 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Flesheim and Babette (Straus) Flesheim; married, February 25, 1875, to Delia Isabella 'Belle' Stephenson.
  Joseph John Gill (1846-1920) — also known as Joseph J. Gill — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 21, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; banker; manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1896; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1899-1903; resigned 1903. Died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, May 22, 1920 (age 73 years, 244 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Milton Jones (1846-1904) — also known as Samuel M. Jones; "Golden Rule" — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born near Beddgelert, Wales, August 3, 1846. Oil producer; manufacturer; mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1897-1904; died in office 1904; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1900. Died, from a lung abscess, in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, July 12, 1904 (age 57 years, 344 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Samuel Jones and Margaret (Williams) Jones.
  Campaign slogan: "Principle Before Party."
  Books about Samuel M. Jones: Marnie Jones, Holy Toledo! Religion and Politics in the Life of 'Golden Rule' Jones
James Kilbourne James Kilbourne (1842-1919) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, October 9, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; founder and president, Kilbourne & Jacobs Manufacturing Co., maker of wheelbarrows; director, Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Railway; director, Hayden-Clinton National Bank; president, Columbus Children's Hospital; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1892, 1896, 1900 (delegation chair); candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1901. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, April 24, 1919 (age 76 years, 197 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lincoln Goodale Kilbourne and Jane (Evans) Kilbourne; married, October 3, 1869, to Anna Bancroft Wright; nephew of Byron H. Kilbourn; grandson of James Kilbourne (1770-1850); third cousin once removed of Charles H. Eastman; third cousin twice removed of John Taintor, Roger Taintor, Solomon Taintor and Jonathan Stratton; third cousin thrice removed of David Sears; fourth cousin of Robert Cleveland Usher; fourth cousin once removed of John Adams Taintor and Henry G. Taintor.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Rowell family of Maine (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1901
  Maximus Eugene Loose (1851-1925) — also known as M. E. Loose — of Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. Born in Michigan, June 8, 1851. Republican. Banker; manufacturer; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1896. Died February 9, 1925 (age 73 years, 246 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Napoleon, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Custer MacKinnon (1870-1957) — also known as Arthur C. MacKinnon — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 3, 1870. Republican. Machinist; manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1923-32, 1941-42, 1945-48, 1951-52 (Bay County 1st District 1923-32, 1941-42, Bay County 1945-48, 1951-52); defeated, 1932 (Bay County 1st District), 1934 (Bay County 1st District), 1936 (Bay County 1st District), 1942 (Bay County 1st District), 1948 (Bay County), 1952 (Bay County). Congregationalist. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., October 15, 1957 (age 87 years, 73 days). Interment at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Donald McKinnon and Agnes (Kirk) McKinnon; married, October 19, 1899, to Charlotte Hodgkins.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Seth Upson (1835-1905) — also known as Andrew S. Upson — of Unionville, Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Burlington, Hartford County, Conn., June 16, 1835. Republican. Manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1880; member of Connecticut state senate, 1880-82 (3rd District 1880-81, 4th District 1882). Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 22, 1905 (age 69 years, 251 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Unionville, Farmington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Seth Upson and Martha (Brooks) Upson; married, October 2, 1859, to Chloe Moses; first cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles; second cousin of Evelyn M. Upson; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Upson; second cousin thrice removed of John Strong; third cousin of Charles Upson, Gad Ely Upson and Christopher Columbus Upson; third cousin once removed of William Hanford Upson; third cousin twice removed of Henry Champion, Epaphroditus Champion, Daniel Chapin and Samuel Strong; third cousin thrice removed of Simeon Baldwin; fourth cousin of Calvin Josiah Cowles and Harvey Washington Upson; fourth cousin once removed of Jeduthun Wilcox, Graham Hurd Chapin, George Seymour, James Wesley Upson, Charles Holden Cowles and William Hazlett Upson.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
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