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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Vermont

  Elmer Ellsworth Adams (1861-1950) — also known as Elmer E. Adams — of Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn. Born in Waterbury, Washington County, Vt., December 31, 1861. Newspaper editor; banker; milling business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1905-10, 1915-16, 1919-20 (District 59 1905-10, District 50 1915-16, 1919-20); member of Minnesota state senate 50th District, 1931-34, 1939-42; defeated, 1934. Died in Otter Tail County, Minn., June 24, 1950 (age 88 years, 175 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of D. K. Adams and Olive Anne (Hale) Adams; married to Fanny Cowles and Mary Louise Compton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Dana Reed Bailey (b. 1833) — also known as Dana R. Bailey — of Highgate, Franklin County, Vt.; St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt.; Baldwin, St. Croix County, Wis.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Montgomery, Franklin County, Vt., April 27, 1833. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1868; Franklin County State's Attorney; member of Vermont state senate, 1871-74; founder of village of Baldwin, Wis., 1871; built the Matchless Flour Mills there, and owned three saw mills; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1878-79; St. Croix County Commissioner, 1880-82; insurance business; Minnehaha County State's Attorney, 1890-95. Burial location unknown.
  Jasper C. Baker (b. 1845) — of Newport, Orleans County, Vt.; Richford, Franklin County, Vt. Born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., 1845. Republican. Postmaster; wholesale dealer in flour, grain, and lumber; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Richford, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  John Lockland Barrett (1847-1932) — also known as John L. Barrett — of South Strafford, Strafford, Orange County, Vt. Born in Strafford, Orange County, Vt., December 3, 1847. Republican. Miller; flour and grain business; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Strafford, 1888. Free Will Baptist. Died October 18, 1932 (age 84 years, 320 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, South Strafford, Strafford, Vt.
  Relatives: Married to Hattie J. Powers.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Wade Dudley (b. 1842) — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind.; Washington, D.C. Born in Weathersfield Bow, Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vt., August 27, 1842. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, 1863, and lost his right leg; Wayne County Clerk of Courts, 1866-74; milling business; lawyer; banker; U.S. Marshal, District of Indiana, 1879-81; U.S. Commissioner of Pensions, 1881-85; Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1864 to Theresa Fiske.
  Franklin Edson (1832-1904) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Chester, Windsor County, Vt., April 5, 1832. Democrat. Grain commission merchant; president, New York Produce Exchange, 1866, 1873-74; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1883-84. Episcopalian. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 24, 1904 (age 72 years, 172 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1856 to Fanny C. Wood (granddaughter of Jethro Wood).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles H. Fitch (b. 1846) — of Windsor, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., August 16, 1846. Republican. Coal, grain, and lumber dealer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Windsor, 1910. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Frank B. Gillett (b. 1850) — of Jonesville, Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., November 10, 1850. Democrat. Grain dealer; telephone business; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Richmond, 1910. Universalist. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Clay Ide (1844-1921) — also known as Henry C. Ide — of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., September 18, 1844. Republican. Milling business; merchant; banker; lawyer; Caledonia County State's Attorney, 1876-78; member of Vermont state senate from Caledonia County, 1882-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1888; chief justice of Samoa, 1893-97; Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1905-06; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1909-13. Congregationalist. Died in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., June 12, 1921 (age 76 years, 267 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
  Presumably named for: Henry Clay
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Ide and Lodoska (Knights) Ide; married, July 15, 1862, to Cynthia L. Adams; married, October 26, 1871, to Mary M. Melcher; father of Anne Louisa Ide (who married William Bourke Cockran).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ervin Stephen Joslin (b. 1870) — also known as E. S. Joslin — of Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt. Born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., 1870. Republican. Meat and grain dealer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Waitsfield, 1910. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Mark P. Ladd (b. 1878) — of Worcester, Washington County, Vt. Born in Worcester, Washington County, Vt., April 22, 1878. Republican. Farmer; miller; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Worcester, 1910. Methodist. Burial location unknown.
  Donald Malcolm McLean (b. 1862) — also known as Donald M. McLean — of Wheelock, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Bury, Quebec, May 28, 1862. Republican. Flour and feed business; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Wheelock, 1910. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Edward H. Rollins (born c.1868) — of East Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Newbury, Orange County, Vt., about 1868. Republican. Grain merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Granby, 1929-30. Burial location unknown.
  Henry St. John (1783-1869) — of Seneca County, Ohio. Born in Washington County, Vt., July 16, 1783. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; farmer; miller; merchant; U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1843-47. Died in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, May, 1869 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Alonzo E. Salisbury (d. 1858) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Vermont. Stagecoach driver; miller; member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1856. First burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Died October 4, 1858. Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Shorey (b. 1840) — of Lyndonville, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., November 21, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; grain merchant; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Lyndon, 1910. Universalist. Burial location unknown.
  Chauncey S. Skinner (b. 1850) — of Barton Landing, Barton, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., February 1, 1850. Republican. Flour and grain dealer; lumber business; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Barton, 1888. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  David Safford Walbridge (1802-1868) — also known as David S. Walbridge — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., July 30, 1802. Hardware merchant; miller; member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1849-50; postmaster at Kalamazoo, Mich., 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1855-59. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., June 15, 1868 (age 65 years, 321 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of David Walbridge and Isabel (Brush) Walbridge; married, October 23, 1823, to Eliza Taggart; first cousin of John Jay Walbridge; first cousin once removed of Ephraim Safford; first cousin twice removed of Cyrus Packard Walbridge; second cousin of James Safford and Anson Peacely Killen Safford; second cousin once removed of Ebenezer William Walbridge, Henry Sanford Walbridge and Robert Crawford Safford; second cousin twice removed of Edward L. Safford; third cousin of Hiram Walbridge; third cousin once removed of John Hill Walbridge and Henry E. Walbridge; third cousin twice removed of Hiram Augustus Huse; third cousin thrice removed of Clair Hiram Walbridge.
  Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Upham family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Upham family; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles A. Wells (1850-1934) — of Victory, Essex County, Vt.; Concord, Essex County, Vt. Born in Monson, Piscataquis County, Maine, October 27, 1850. Republican. Farmer; lumberman; miller; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Victory, 1910. Protestant. Died, of general arteriosclerosis, in Concord, Essex County, Vt., December 29, 1934 (age 84 years, 63 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Wells and Sarah (Dexter) Wells.
  Burt Henry Wood (b. 1869) — also known as Burt H. Wood — of East Georgia, Georgia, Franklin County, Vt. Born in Georgia, Franklin County, Vt., July 10, 1869. Republican. Miller; farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Georgia, 1910. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
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