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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Wisconsin

  Theodore Abrahamson (1900-1978) — of Tigerton, Shawano County, Wis.; Wittenberg, Shawano County, Wis. Born in Lyngdal, Norway, June 24, 1900. Republican. Dairy farmer; grain elevator business; bank director; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Shawano County, 1959-62. Norwegian ancestry. Died in October, 1978 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  John Huy Addams (1822-1881) — also known as John H. Addams — of Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pa., July 12, 1822. Republican. Owner of Cedar Creek Mill, which produced lumber and flour; dirctor, Illinois Central Railroad; president, Second National Bank of Freeport, Illinois; member of Illinois state senate, 1855-61, 1863-71 (4th District 1855-61, 22nd District 1863-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Died, of appendicitis, in a hotel at Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., August 17, 1881 (age 59 years, 36 days). Interment at Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Addams and Catherine (Huy) Addams; married, July 18, 1844, to Sarah Weber; married 1868 to Anna (Hostetter) Haldeman; father of Jane Addams; nephew of William Addams; grandfather of Anna Marcet Haldeman (who married Emanuel Julius).
  Political family: Addams-Haldeman family of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  George H. Brickner (1834-1904) — of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Anspach, Bavaria, Germany, January 21, 1834. Democrat. Merchant; miller; manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1889-95. German ancestry. Died August 12, 1904 (age 70 years, 204 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
B. W. Countryman B. W. Countryman (b. 1867) — of Spencer, McCook County, S.Dak. Born in Grant County, Wis., February 28, 1867. Republican. Farmer; hardware business; grain dealer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 11th District, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1889 to Alice E. Parkhurst.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  James Ole Davidson (1854-1922) — also known as James O. Davidson — of Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wis. Born in Sogne, Norway, February 10, 1854. Republican. Miller; merchant; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1893-99; Wisconsin state treasurer, 1899-1903; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1903-07; Governor of Wisconsin, 1906-11. Norwegian ancestry. Died December 16, 1922 (age 68 years, 309 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Davidson and Ingabor (Jenson) Davidson; married, February 19, 1883, to Helen Bliss.
  See also National Governors Association biography
Fred R. Fisher Fred R. Fisher — of Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wis. Born in Farmington, Waupaca County, Wis. Republican. Flour mill business; mayor of Waupaca, Wis.; member of Wisconsin state senate 23rd District, 1939-42. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
C. W. Gillam Charles W. Gillam (b. 1861) — of Windom, Cottonwood County, Minn. Born in Omro, Winnebago County, Wis., 1861. Grain and farm implement dealer; real estate business; banker; mayor of Windom, Minn.; member of Minnesota state senate 10th District, 1915-26; defeated, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Edward Dwight Holton (1815-1892) — also known as Edward D. Holton — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., April 28, 1815. Abolitionist; wheat trader; Liberty candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1845; founder, Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad; banker; Free Soil candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1853; candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District, 1860. Died, from malaria and erysipelas, in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., April 21, 1892 (age 76 years, 359 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, October 14, 1845, to Lucinda Millard.
  The city of Holton, Kansas, is named for him.  — Holton Hall, at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is named for him.  — Holton Street, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Tappan Kellogg (1835-1916) — also known as Arthur Kellogg — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 18, 1835. Republican. Insurance business; flour mill owner; dry goods merchant; candidate for mayor of Oshkosh, Wis., 1899. Died in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., January 26, 1916 (age 80 years, 192 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Kellogg and Louisa (Breed) Kellogg; married 1857 to Julia Cornell; first cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Ashbel Griswold, Greene Carrier Bronson, John Russell Kellogg, George Smith Catlin and Francis William Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Jason Kellogg, Charles Kellogg (1773-1842), Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; fourth cousin of Selah Merrill; fourth cousin once removed of Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg, Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg, Farrand Fassett Merrill, Charles Kellogg (1839-1903), William Lucius Case, Edward Russell Kellogg and Albert Clinton Griswold.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orville W. Mosher (b. 1853) — of St. Croix County, Wis. Born in Dodge County, Wis., November 8, 1853. Republican. School principal; miller; grain dealer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from St. Croix County, 1899-1900; member of Wisconsin state senate 10th District, 1901-03. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Siller (b. 1835) — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 27, 1835. Naturalized U.S. citizen; grain shipper; bank director; U.S. Consular Agent in Haida, 1898-1902. Burial location unknown.
D. H. Smith D. H. Smith — of Miller, Hand County, S.Dak. Born in Marquette County, Wis. Grain agent; grocer; South Dakota railroad commissioner, 1903-09. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Samuel E. Squires (b. 1882) — also known as S. E. Squires — of near Mason, Bayfield County, Wis. Born in Iowa, September 27, 1882. Republican. School teacher; grain merchant; farmer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Bayfield County; defeated, 1936; elected 1942, 1948. Burial location unknown.
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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