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Hotelier and Innkeeper Politicians in Wyoming

  Charles Boettcher (1852-1948) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo.; Boulder, Boulder County, Colo.; Leadville, Lake County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Kölleda, Germany, April 8, 1852. Republican. Hardware business; co-founder and vice-president, Great Western Sugar Co.; co-founder and president Ideal Cement Company; vice-president, Brown Palace Hotel Company; real estate investor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1916 (alternate), 1928. German ancestry. Died, in his suite at the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colo., July 2, 1948 (age 96 years, 85 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Boettcher and Susanna Boettcher; married to Fannie Augusta Cowan; father of Claudius Kedzie Boettcher; grandfather of Charles Boettcher II (who married Anna Lou Pigott).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy Chamberlain (1905-1979) — of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo. Born in Brownville, Nemaha County, Neb., June 4, 1905. Republican. Hotel owner; oil business; member of Wyoming state senate, 1943-53. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, of cancer, in Niobrara County Memorial Hospital, Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo., September 19, 1979 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Wyo.
  Relatives: Married to Gertrude Ord.
  Robert Ray Hamilton (1851-1890) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 18, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1881, 1886-89; in July 1889, while staying in Atlantic City, he was caught in a national scandal, after his wife, Eva, stabbed a nurse; she was arrested and tried; it came out that Eva was still married to another man, that she had bought a baby for $10 and told Hamilton he was the father, to induce him to marry her; when this was publicized, Hamilton sued for divorce; as the case dragged on, he moved to Wyoming to help a friend establish a hotel. While on a hunting trip, he drowned while attempting to ford the Snake River, in Uinta County (part now in Teton County), Wyo., August 23, 1890 (age 39 years, 158 days). Original interment somewhere in Teton County, Wyo.; reinterment in 1892 at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Schuyler Hamilton and Cornelia (Ray) Hamilton; grandnephew of James Alexander Hamilton; great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton; great-grandnephew of Philip Jeremiah Schuyler; second great-grandson of Philip John Schuyler; second great-grandnephew of Stephen John Schuyler, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Robert Van Rensselaer; third great-grandson of Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); fourth great-grandson of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); fourth great-grandnephew of Jacobus Van Cortlandt; fifth great-grandson of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724); fifth great-grandnephew of Robert Livingston the Elder; first cousin twice removed of Philip Schuyler; first cousin thrice removed of Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792) and Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer; first cousin four times removed of Stephanus Bayard, Volkert Petrus Douw, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, James Livingston and Killian Killian Van Rensselaer; first cousin five times removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston and Philip P. Schuyler; first cousin six times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin twice removed of Henry Walter Livingston; second cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Philip Van Cortlandt, Leonard Gansevoort, Leonard Gansevoort Jr., Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr., Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Maturin Livingston and James Parker; second cousin four times removed of Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, James Jay, John Jay, Frederick Jay and Peter Samuel Schuyler; second cousin five times removed of Matthew Clarkson; third cousin once removed of Edward Livingston (1796-1840), Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer and John Eliot Thayer Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Peter Gansevoort, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Gerrit Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Cortlandt Parker; third cousin thrice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay and William Jay; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, James Adams Ekin, John Jacob Astor III, Richard Wayne Parker, Charles Wolcott Parker, Charles Ludlow Livingston and Bronson Murray Cutting.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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