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French ancestry Politicians in South Dakota

  Frank Fulton Aplan (1900-1966) — also known as Frank F. Aplan — of Fort Pierre, Stanley County, S.Dak. Born in Rushville, Sheridan County, Neb., May 21, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Stanley County Attorney; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 54th District, 1931-32; major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Norwegian, Irish, French Canadian, and Sioux Indian ancestry. Died in Rushville, Sheridan County, Neb., January 3, 1966 (age 65 years, 227 days). Interment at Fair View Cemetery, Rushville, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Jens Olius Aplan (1860-1935) and Marie (Lenagh) Aplan (1870-1959); married to Helen Fischer (1897-1993).
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  Alexis Phillip Bailly (1826-1899) — also known as Alexis P. Bailly — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Mendota, Dakota County, Minn., November 23, 1826. Democrat. Postmaster at Hastings, Minn., 1854; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. French and American Indian ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., September 20, 1899 (age 72 years, 301 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Alexis C. Bailly and Lucy (Faribault) Bailly (1808-1855); brother of Henry G. Bailly (1828-1865); married to Elizabeth Dunn (died 1861); married 1861 to Christina Anne Burch (1844-1907); nephew of Alexander Faribault.
  Political family: Bailly-Faribault family of Mendota, Minnesota.
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S. J. Conklin Sylvester Jones Conklin (b. 1829) — also known as S. J. Conklin — of Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wis.; Watertown, Codington County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., May 5, 1829. Republican. Shoemaker; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1859, 1869; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1868; newspaper publisher; Adjutant General of South Dakota, 1901-03. Dutch, Welsh, and French ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1848 to Maria Wait; married 1884 to Mattie Greenslate; married 1895 to Anna Duff.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
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