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  Fitz James Babson (1828-1893) — also known as Fitz J. Babson — of Gloucester, Essex County, Mass. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., February 14, 1828. Republican. Building contractor; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1858-60; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1869-85; president, National Fishery Association. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Middlefield, Hampshire County, Mass., June 25, 1893 (age 65 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Babson (1777-1839) and Mary 'Molly' (Babson) Babson (1783-1864); married, August 18, 1850, to Sarah Elizabeth Proctor (1830-1882); married, July 14, 1885, to Mary Jane McElwain; first cousin twice removed of Waldo Babson (1866-1941).
  Political family: Babson family of Massachusetts.
  Otto William Bishop (1875-1966) — also known as Otto W. Bishop — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., December 17, 1875. Republican. President and manager, Alpena Fisheries Co.; coal dealer; insurance business; banker; candidate for mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1916; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1935-48; defeated in primary, 1932, 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947; chair of Alpena County Republican Party, 1950. Protestant. Member, Exchange Club; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Grange; Elks; Eagles. Died November 22, 1966 (age 90 years, 340 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of August F. Bishop and Bertha (Wischow) Bishop; married, September 18, 1902, to Viola Dunlop.
  Frank E. Davis (b. 1851) — of Gloucester, Essex County, Mass. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., August 18, 1851. Republican. Fisherman; bookkeeper; hardware business; mayor of Gloucester, Mass., 1898. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eben Davis and Annie S. (Wheeler) Davis; married, December 30, 1875, to Alice E. Colbey.
  James D. Dotsch (1904-1986) — of Garden, Delta County, Mich.; Escanaba, Delta County, Mich. Born in Garden, Delta County, Mich., March 9, 1904. Democrat. Insurance business; fish broker; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Delta County, 1934; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1937-40; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940; candidate for Michigan state auditor general, 1940. Died in Escanaba, Delta County, Mich., November 24, 1986 (age 82 years, 260 days). Interment at New Garden Cemetery, Garden, Mich.
  Roscoe C. Emery (b. 1886) — of Eastport, Washington County, Maine. Born in Eastport, Washington County, Maine, March 28, 1886. Republican. School principal; partner in Emery Bros. fish packing firm; newspaper publisher; member of Maine state senate 15th District, 1921-24; mayor of Eastport, Maine, 1928-31, 1935-36. Methodist. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Zeta Psi. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Roscoe Conkling
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Emery and Josephine (Holmes) Emery; married, October 22, 1919, to Vera G. Leonard.
  Alfred Whitman Hart (b. 1837) — also known as Alfred W. Hart — of Canso, Nova Scotia. Born in Nova Scotia, February 5, 1837. Not U.S. citizen; fish dealer; U.S. Consular Agent in Canso, 1885-1916. English ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Wickham Sayre Havens (1806-1880) — also known as Wickham S. Havens — of Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Shelter Island, Suffolk County, N.Y., October 23, 1806. Whaling captain; banker; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865-79. Died in Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., November 26, 1880 (age 74 years, 34 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Sag Harbor, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Bowditch Havens (1780-1857) and Hannah Wickham (Sayre) Havens (1783-1850); married to Sarah Walker Darling (1812-1890); second cousin thrice removed of Henry Scudder; third cousin of John Scudder Havens and Charles Smith Havens; third cousin once removed of Jonathan Nicoll Havens and John Lewis Havens; fourth cousin of Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Scudder (1795-1866) and Henry Joel Scudder.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  H. N. Jackson (born c.1904) — also known as Barney Jackson — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Minnesota, about 1904. Democrat. Fisheries consultant; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1937-39; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1940; member of Washington state senate 29th District, 1941-47. Burial location unknown.
  Everett F. LaFond (b. 1901) — of Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis., January 4, 1901. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; commercial fisherman; member of Wisconsin state senate 1st District, 1947-54; defeated (Union), 1938. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Loren D. Leman (b. 1950) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Pomona, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 2, 1950. Republican. Civil engineer; commercial fisherman; member of Alaska state house of representatives; elected 1988, 1990; member of Alaska state senate District G, 1993-2002; Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, 2002-06. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2006.
  John Edward Longworth (1910-1985) — also known as John E. Longworth; Jack Longworth — of Petersburg, Petersburg census area, Alaska. Born in Prescott, Pierce County, Wis., December 10, 1910. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; commercial fisherman; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1959-64 (3rd District 1959-62, 2nd District 1963-64); defeated in primary, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964. Member, Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; American Legion. Died in Petersburg, Petersburg census area, Alaska, May 14, 1985 (age 74 years, 155 days). Interment at Petersburg Memorial Cemetery, Petersburg, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Edward G. Longworth (1874-1952) and Anna Belle (Cooney) Longworth (1876-1919); married, July 7, 1942, to Mary Alice Foster (1918-2012).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Paul Marschalk Paul Marschalk (born c.1869) — of Warroad, Roseau County, Minn. Born in Germany, about 1869. Commercial fisherman; mayor of Warroad, Minn.; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1913-18 (District 63 1913-14, District 67 1915-18). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Antoine Jean Murat (1836-1922) — also known as Antoine J. Murat — of Apalachicola, Franklin County, Fla. Born in Santorini, Greece, January 27, 1836. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; seafood business; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1873-81, 1909; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Apalachicola, Fla., 1882-1900; Consular Agent for France in Apalachicola, Fla., 1889-1907; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Apalachicola, Fla., 1895-1900. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Fla., October 13, 1922 (age 86 years, 259 days). Interment at Chestnut Cemetery, Apalachicola, Fla.
  Relatives: Married 1865 to Rebecca Swain (1845-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Avery Pike (1901-1982) — also known as Frank A. Pike — of Lubec, Washington County, Maine. Born in Maine, August 9, 1901. Republican. Fish packing business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1952. Member, Psi Upsilon. Died in Georgetown, Essex County, Mass., December 13, 1982 (age 81 years, 126 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Chester L. Pike and Charlotte 'Lottie' (Avery) Pike; brother of Doris Pike; married to Katherine Gilson; nephew of Jacob Clark Pike; first cousin of Sumner Tucker Pike and Moses Bernard Pike; third cousin twice removed of Caleb Cushing, James Shepard Pike (1811-1882) and Frederick Augustus Pike; third cousin thrice removed of Smith Thompson.
  Political families: Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Jacob Clark Pike Jacob Clark Pike (1854-1928) — also known as Jacob C. Pike — of Lubec, Washington County, Maine. Born in Maine, January 11, 1854. Sea captain; sardine business; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1901-03; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1907-13. Died in 1928 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dianna (Clark) Pike (1822-1895) and Jabez Marston Pike (1824-1905); married, November 12, 1890, to Mary Susan Tucker; father of Sumner Tucker Pike and Moses Bernard Pike; uncle of Doris Pike and Frank Avery Pike; third cousin once removed of Caleb Cushing, James Shepard Pike (1811-1882) and Frederick Augustus Pike; third cousin twice removed of Smith Thompson; fourth cousin once removed of Jacob Livingston Sutherland, Gilbert Livingston Thompson and Israel Dodd Condit.
  Political families: Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Lubec Historical Society
  John S. Sullivan (1875-1949) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Thompsonville, Enfield, Hartford County, Conn., December 18, 1875. Democrat. Wholesale and retail fish merchant; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1936-37; defeated, 1937, 1939; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1942. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Moose; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knights of Columbus. Died April 12, 1949 (age 73 years, 115 days). Burial location unknown.
  Lewis C. Waller (c.1860-1932) — also known as L. C. Waller — of Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C. Born in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., about 1860. Republican. Postmaster at Greenwood, S.C., 1883-84; restaurant keeper; fish seller; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928. African ancestry. Suffered a stroke of paralysis, and died a few weeks later, in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., December 13, 1932 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Allen Waller and Caroline Waller.
  Charles E. Wheeler (born c.1873) — of Stratford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Westport, Fairfield County, Conn., about 1873. Republican. Oyster cultivator; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Stratford, 1923-26; member of Connecticut state senate 25th District, 1927-28, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
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