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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Washington

  David Henry Cox (1865-1924) — also known as David H. Cox; D. H. Cox — of Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Wash. Born in December, 1865. Republican. Farmer; grocer; hardware dealer; grain buyer; insurance business; member of Washington state senate, 1908-11, 1917-24; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1924. Methodist. Died in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Wash., September 2, 1924 (age 58 years, 0 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert Sevier Cox and Mary Louise (Byers) Cox; married, November 19, 1890, to Decima Ellen 'Dessie' Yeend; second great-grandson of John Sevier; second cousin twice removed of Ambrose Hundley Sevier.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson-Carroll family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Clarence D. Martin Clarence Daniel Martin (1886-1955) — also known as Clarence D. Martin — of Cheney, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Cheney, Spokane County, Wash., June 29, 1886. Democrat. Grain milling business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1920, 1924, 1928 (alternate); mayor of Cheney, Wash., 1928-32; Governor of Washington, 1933-41; defeated in primary, 1948; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1944. Died in Cheney, Spokane County, Wash., August 11, 1955 (age 69 years, 43 days). Entombed at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Marion Martin and Phelena Jane (Fellows) Martin; married, July 18, 1907, to Margaret Mulligan; married 1944 to Merle L. Lewis; married 1951 to Lou Eckhart; father of Clarence Daniel Martin Jr..
  Cross-reference: John Clyde Bowen
  Martin Stadium (built 1972), at Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Cheney Museum
  Ezra Perin Savage (1842-1920) — also known as Ezra P. Savage — of Sargent, Custer County, Neb. Born in Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., April 3, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; stock, grain, and implement business; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03; Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03. Died January 8, 1920 (age 77 years, 280 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Warren Savage and Hannah (Perin) Savage; married 1866 to Anna C. Rich; married 1896 to Elvira Hess.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
Alexander W. Thornely Alexander Wild Thornely (1845-1908) — also known as Alexander W. Thornely; John Alexander Wylde Thornely — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis.; Long Prairie, Todd County, Minn.; Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales, March, 1845. Naturalized U.S. citizen; bookkeeper; feed and grain business; customs broker; secretary, Crescent Coal Company; Vice-Consul for Mexico in Tacoma, Wash., 1906-08. English ancestry. Shot in the head by two robbers, and died four days later in Fannie Paddock Hospital, Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., January 24, 1908 (age 62 years, 0 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Roberts) Thornely and Robert Thornely; married, September 6, 1881, to Louise Lavinia Hinkley.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Tacoma News Tribune, January 21, 1908
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