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Bailey F. Adams Bailey Frye Adams (1825-1894) — also known as Bailey F. Adams — of Randolph, Orange County, Vt. Born in Brookfield, Orange County, Vt., April 11, 1825. Republican. Dairy farmer; horse breeder; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Randolph, 1874. Died in Randolph, Orange County, Vt., July 27, 1894 (age 69 years, 107 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Adams (1791-1872) and Lydia (Read) Adams (1795-1881); married, May 1, 1855, to Lucinda S. Bullard; third cousin of Edward Green Bradford; third cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland and Edward Green Bradford II; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams, John Adams, Ephraim Safford, Isaiah Kidder, Edward Green Bradford, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; fourth cousin of Ira Chandler Backus, Joshua Perkins, Henry Sabin and Lee Randall Sanborn; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Allen, Joshua Coit, John Quincy Adams, Augustus Seymour Porter, Jonathan Usher, Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Charles Stetson, James Safford, Luther Kidder, Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880), James L. Sanborn and Carl Edgar Mapes.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)
  Thomas T. Aldwell (b. 1868) — of Port Angeles, Clallam County, Wash. Born in Toronto, Ontario, 1868. Republican. Banker; livery stable owner; real estate investor; newspaper editor; Clallam County Auditor, 1897-1900; chair of Clallam County Republican Party, 1900-01. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Aldwell and Sarah Louise (Lloyd) Aldwell; brother of John Lloyd Aldwell (1866-1935); married 1899 to Eva M. Wolf.
  Nathaniel Allen (1780-1832) — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in East Bloomfield, Ontario County, N.Y., 1780. Blacksmith; postmaster; member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1811-12; Ontario County Sheriff, 1815-19; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1819-21. Died in the Gault House hotel, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 22, 1832 (age about 52 years). Interment at Allens Hill Cemetery, Richmond, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Robert Lawson Rose (1804-1877).
  Political family: Rose family of Geneva, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Wilbert Nelson Austin (1859-1943) — also known as Wilbert N. Austin — of Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn.; Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn., June 23, 1859. Democrat. Livery business; trucking business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Plymouth, 1891, 1899-1900, 1931-36, 1941-42; defeated, 1906, 1910. Episcopalian. Died in Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn., May 20, 1943 (age 83 years, 331 days). Interment at West Cemetery, Plymouth, Conn.
  Relatives: Married, December 20, 1882, to Minnie Ida Mattoon (1861-1945).
  Louis Victor Baughman (1845-1906) — also known as L. Victor Baughman; "Little Napoleon of Western Maryland" — of Frederick County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., April 11, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; farmer; horseman; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee), 1888; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1886; Maryland state comptroller, 1888-92; president, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company; president, Frederick, Northern & Gettysburg Electric Railway Company. Died near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., November 30, 1906 (age 61 years, 233 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Frederick, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John William Baughman and Mary Jane (Jamison) Baughman; married 1881 to Helen Abell (1856-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles R. Beard Charles R. Beard (1879-1965) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., November 30, 1879. Republican. Blacksmith; United Brethren Church minister; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1915-16, 1925-30, 1935-36, 1939-40, 1943-48; defeated, 1916, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1950, 1952. United Brethren. Member, Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Died in Berkeley County, W.Va., April 20, 1965 (age 85 years, 141 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John O. Beard and Ella (Sakeman) Beard; married, June 17, 1904, to Elizabeth Robbins (died 1935); married, March 28, 1943, to Nellie Kiser.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Frederick Allen Beckwith (1865-1952) — also known as Fred A. Beckwith — of Niantic, East Lyme, New London County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, January 7, 1865. Republican. Coal and wood yard; livery business; first selectman of East Lyme, Connecticut, 1901-07, 1909, 1911-19, 1921-27; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Lyme, 1907-08, 1927-30, 1939-42; defeated, 1930; member of Connecticut state senate, 1925-26. Died in New London, New London County, Conn., March 24, 1952 (age 87 years, 77 days). Interment at East Lyme Cemetery, Flanders, East Lyme, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John Tyler Beckwith (1838-1919) and Annie T. (Beckwith) Beckwith (1841-1912); married, January 25, 1894, to Marion Standard Mott (1867-1960).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James E. Beebe (born c.1845) — of Hamburg, Lyme, New London County, Conn. Born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., about 1845. Republican. Blacksmith; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Lyme, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  William Bemer — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Progressive. Blacksmith; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1914; mayor of Albion, Mich., 1915-16. Burial location unknown.
  Charles D. Bent (born c.1851) — of Thompsonville, Enfield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Enfield, Hartford County, Conn., about 1851. Livery business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Enfield, 1899-1902; defeated (Democratic), 1922; first selectman of Enfield, Connecticut, 1904-11. Burial location unknown.
  William Breuer (1835-1916) — of Gasconade County, Mo. Born in Germany, October 25, 1835. Farmer; blacksmith; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Gasconade County, 1897-98. Died in Red Bird, Gasconade County, Mo., October 4, 1916 (age 80 years, 345 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. James, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, December 9, 1858, to Eda Matlock (1837-1912); father of Ransom Albert Breuer, William Hayes Breuer and Louis Henry Breuer (1879-1964).
  Political family: Breuer family of Red Bird, Missouri.
  Epitaph: "Among men he was entitled to be called a man."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Earle Brown (1879-1963) — of Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., October 6, 1879. Republican. Horse breeder; Hennepin County Sheriff, 1920-29, 1942-46; Chief, Minnesota Highway Patrol, 1929-32; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1932. Died in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minn., March 12, 1963 (age 83 years, 157 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married 1921 to Gwen Foster.
Samuel Brown Samuel Brown (b. 1852) — of Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 23, 1852. Blacksmith; saloon owner; mayor of Tempe, Ariz., 1902-03; resigned 1903. Mexican ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jeffrey Brown and Bertha (Braza) Brown; married 1878 to Bertha Gallardo.
  Image source: City of Tempe
  Noah Whittier Burdick (b. 1855) — also known as Noah W. Burdick — of Milbrook, Mecosta County, Mich.; Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich.; Mancelona, Antrim County, Mich. Born in Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, September 6, 1855. Republican. Harness manufacturer; real estate business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1899-1900, 1907-10 (Antrim District 1899-1900, Antrim County 1907-10). Burial location unknown.
  James Joseph Butler (1862-1917) — also known as James J. Butler — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 29, 1862. Democrat. Blacksmith; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1901-03, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1908. Died, from acute nephritis and diabetes, in St. Louis, Mo., May 31, 1917 (age 54 years, 275 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Butler and Ellen (O'Neill) Butler; married, August 11, 1896, to Rose Mary Lancaster.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Daniel Campau — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Blacksmith; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1892-93. Burial location unknown.
  Sandra Duncan Campbell (born c.1957) — of Lincoln, Placer County, Calif. Born about 1957. Republican. Horse breeder; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Casper Capser (1828-1912) — of St. Joseph, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Bavaria, Germany, April 22, 1828. Blacksmith; wagon maker; mechanic; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40, 1883-86. Catholic. German ancestry. Died in St. Joseph, Stearns County, Minn., June 21, 1912 (age 84 years, 60 days). Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, St. Joseph, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Casper Capser (1796-1868) and Julianna (Obermayer) Capser (1799-1878); brother of Joseph Capser (1832-1919); married, May 11, 1858, to Mary Ann Schriver (1837-1890).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Leonard Evans Carson (1900-1972) — also known as Leonard Carson — of Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Ky. Born in Turnersville, Lincoln County, Ky., July 4, 1900. Democrat. Farmer; horseman; state government employee; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 42nd District, 1938-39. Died, in Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., February 9, 1972 (age 71 years, 220 days). Interment at Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Thomas Carson and Susie Belle (Carter) Carson.
  Charles Franklin Conger (1867-1947) — also known as Charles F. Conger — of Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Monroe, Fairfield County, Conn., December 15, 1867. Democrat. Blacksmith; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Newtown; elected 1912. Died in Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn., November 21, 1947 (age 79 years, 341 days). Interment at Zoar Cemetery, Newtown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles F. Conger (1826-1908) and Julia (Squiers) Conger; married to Mary E. Morrow; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Clark Joyce; third cousin of James Lockwood Conger; third cousin once removed of Hugh Conger; third cousin thrice removed of William Henry Rossell; fourth cousin of Anson Griffith Conger, Harmon Sweatland Conger, Omar Dwight Conger, Moore Conger, Frederick Ward Conger and Chauncey Stewart Conger (1838-1916); fourth cousin once removed of Abraham Bogart Conger, Edwin Hurd Conger, James W. Conger, Franklin Barker Conger, Benn Conger and Chauncey Stewart Conger (1882-1963).
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William L. Couch William Lewis Couch (1850-1890) — also known as William L. Couch — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1850. Grocer; hardware business; horse and mule dealer; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1889; resigned 1889. Shot in the leg in dispute over a land claim; the wound probably became infected, and he subsequently died, in Oklahoma, April 21, 1890 (age 39 years, 152 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Meshach H. Couch (1828-1895) and Mary 'Polly' (Bryan) Couch (1828-1908); married to Cynthia Gordon (1843-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
  Stephen A. Davis (b. 1946) — also known as Stephen Davis — of Tumacacori, Santa Cruz County, Ariz.; Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 28, 1946. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; airline pilot; member of Arizona state senate 9th District, 1975-76; Commodore's Staff Aide to Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard; Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1984; horse trainer; ranch manager; in his writings, he argues that HIV "cannot" cause AIDS, that AIDS is not contagious, that people tested as positive are perfectly healthy, and that the epidemic was caused by drug companies. Scientologist. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Stephen Davis: Butterflies Are Free To Fly: A New and Radical Approach To Spiritual Evolution (2010) — Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial (2006) — Future Sex (1991)
  Fiction by Stephen Davis: Are You Positive?
  John Deere (1804-1886) — of Moline, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., February 7, 1804. Blacksmith; inventor of the first successful steel plow; founder of John Deere & Company, manufacturers of farm implements; president, National Bank of Moline; mayor of Moline, Ill., 1873-75. Died in Moline, Rock Island County, Ill., May 17, 1886 (age 82 years, 99 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Ill.; statue at John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William Rinold Deere and Sarah (Yates) Deere (1780-1826); married, January 28, 1827, to Demarias Lamb (1805-1865; aunt of Charles Otis Nason (1828-1903)); married 1867 to Lucenia Lamb (1809-1888; aunt of Charles Otis Nason (1828-1903)).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Robert F. Devine (1860-1928) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Schuylkill County, Pa., September 17, 1860. Democrat. Coal miner; blacksmith; president, Erie Forge Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912; candidate for mayor of Erie, Pa., 1912. Died January 3, 1928 (age 67 years, 108 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery, Erie, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Sarah Craig (1861-1935).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
F. N. Dexter F. N. Dexter — of Canova, Miner County, S.Dak. Republican. Livery business; grain buyer; Miner County Commissioner; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 18th District, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Arcus L. Douglas — of Clarksburg, Moniteau County, Mo. Democrat. Blacksmith; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Moniteau County, 1915-16. Burial location unknown.
  David Dows (1885-1966) — also known as "Big Dave" — of Locust Valley, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Bradley, Greenwood County, S.C. Born in Irvington, Westchester County, N.Y., August 12, 1885. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; worked in iron and steel mills; supervised construction of steel mills overseas; studied foreign industries as representative of a steamship line; horse breeder; bank director; Nassau County Sheriff, 1932-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944; member, New York State Racing Commission, 1944-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1956; South Carolina Republican state chair, 1956-58; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1956. Convicted of assault in 1913, over his treatment of a New York Times reporter who was attempting to interview him. Died in Hot Springs, Bath County, Va., August 13, 1966 (age 81 years, 1 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of David Dows (1857-1899) and Jane (Strahan) Dows (1859-1945); married, December 12, 1911, to Mary Gwendolyn Townsend Burden; married, May 19, 1937, to Emily Schweizer; father of Evelyn Byrd Dows (1912-1997; daughter-in-law of Cornelius Newton Bliss, Jr. (1874-1949)).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Dows-Burden family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles C. Dunham (1845-1917) — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Born in Ohio, 1845. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; livery business; furniture and undertaking business; mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1902-04, 1911-12; defeated, 1910. Died in 1917 (age about 72 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Mich.
  Edgar G. Edgerton — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak. Republican. Livery business; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 3rd District, 1889-90; member of South Dakota state senate 3rd District, 1899-1902; postmaster at Yankton, S.Dak., 1903-09. Burial location unknown.
  Hermann Eisner (b. 1898) — of Cross Plains, Dane County, Wis. Born in Austria, December 29, 1898. Blacksmith; farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 3rd District, 1949-52; defeated (Republican), 1952 (Dane County 3rd District), 1958 (Dane County 5th District); Republican candidate for Wisconsin state senate 16th District, 1956. Burial location unknown.
William H. Elmendorf William H. Elmendorf (c.1867-1948) — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born about 1867. Democrat. Blacksmith; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1922-26; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Died, in Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., May 12, 1948 (age about 81 years). Interment at Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Lillie Jourdan.
  Image source: City of Evansville
  Thomas H. Estes — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Blacksmith; mayor of Texarkana, Tex., 1900-02. Burial location unknown.
  Alfred Gerry Fairbanks (1822-1896) — also known as Alfred G. Fairbanks — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Francestown, Hillsborough County, N.H., January 16, 1822. Republican. Blacksmith; grocer; deputy sheriff; undertaker; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Manchester, 1881-82; Hillsborough County Commissioner, 1883-89; member of New Hampshire state senate 17th District, 1893-94. Congregationalist. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., May 28, 1896 (age 74 years, 133 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Bucknam Fairbanks (1788-1862) and Cynthia (Downs) Fairbanks (1788-1830); married, September 10, 1844, to Harriet A. Dodge (1821-1891); second cousin of George Henry Fairbanks (1830-?); fourth cousin of John Brooks Fairbanks; fourth cousin once removed of George Chandler Fairbanks.
  Political family: Fairbanks family of Natick, Massachusetts.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Kellogg Farnsworth (1870-1929) — also known as Walter K. Farnsworth — of Rutland, Rutland County, Vt.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., November 17, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; horse breeder; member of Vermont state senate from Rutland County, 1923; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1925-27; candidate in primary for Governor of Vermont, 1926. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Grange. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., August 2, 1929 (age 58 years, 258 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Farnsworth and Maria Augusta (Hatch) Farnsworth.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Augustus F. Fey (1861-1944) — also known as Gus Fey — of Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Hawley, Wayne County, Pa., February 3, 1861. Blacksmith; mayor of Carbondale, Pa., 1928-32. Presbyterian. Died, in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., July 2, 1944 (age 83 years, 150 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Carbondale, Pa.
  David A. Fisher (1840-1911) — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Clearfield County, Pa., August 14, 1840. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; sawmill operator; ice business; builder; livery stable owner; railway conductor; mayor of Ashland, Ky., 1889-92. Died in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., January 19, 1911 (age 70 years, 158 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank J. Flynn (1879-1961) — of Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich. Born in Livingston County, Mich., April 3, 1879. Democrat. Livery stable owner; grain mill and elevator business; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., January 1, 1961 (age 81 years, 273 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, October 14, 1903, to Margaret Rose Powell.
  Carlos French (1835-1903) — of Seymour, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Humphreysville (now Seymour), New Haven County, Conn., August 6, 1835. Democrat. Inventor; president and treasurer, Fowler Nail Co.; vice-president, H. A. Matthews Manufacturing Co.; director, Union Horse Shoe Nail Co.; director, Second National Bank of New Haven; director, New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1860, 1868; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1887-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1892. Died, from a heart attack, in Seymour, New Haven County, Conn., April 14, 1903 (age 67 years, 251 days). Interment at Seymour Union Cemetery, Seymour, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Raymond French (1805-1886) and Olive (Curtis) French; married, April 29, 1863, to Julia H. Thompson; father of Raymond Thompson French (1864-1934); third cousin twice removed of James Levi Hotchkiss.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "A native of Seymour, always identified with its interests, and one of its most honored and successful citizens .. an honest man, a wise counselor, a devoted husband and father, and a faithful friend. Those who knew him best most deeply mourn his loss."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herman Freygang (1840-1913) — of Angola, Steuben County, Ind. Born in Uniontown, Stark County, Ohio, March 4, 1840. Democrat. Harness maker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1884; postmaster at Angola, Ind., 1885-89. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Angola, Steuben County, Ind., May 22, 1913 (age 73 years, 79 days). Interment at Old Angola Cemetery, Angola, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Julius Freygang (1805-1868) and Fredericka (Weicht) Freygang (1817-1891); brother of Elizabeth Freygang (1842-1934; who married George E. Young (1841-1905)); married 1859 to Irene Wakefield (1841-1901).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Gilman (1812-1885) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Watab, Benton County, Minn. Born in New York, April 29, 1812. Democrat. Livery business; hotelier; farmer; Benton County Sheriff, 1849-51; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1851; postmaster; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 5th District, 1857. Member, Freemasons. Died in Watab, Benton County, Minn., May 9, 1885 (age 73 years, 10 days). Interment at Benton County Cemetery, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  A. R. Gisslen — of Minnesota. Born in Sweden. Socialist. Blacksmith; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Minnesota, 1920. Swedish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Russel S. Gladwin (1823-1900) — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Deep River, Middlesex County, Conn., April, 1823. Blacksmith; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1869-70. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., May 15, 1900 (age 77 years, 0 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Gladwin and Sarah (Doane) Gladwin; married to Eunice A. Averill (1823-1895).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel R. Hamilton (b. 1868) — of Osceola Mills, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in North Point, Huntingdon County, Pa., February 28, 1868. Republican. Blacksmith; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Clearfield County, 1909; member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Julius C. Harpham (b. 1855) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Wayne County, Ind., February 14, 1855. Republican. Harness manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Harpham.
  Joseph Carroll Harrison (1822-1855) — also known as J. C. Harrison — of Cherokee County, Tex. Born in Alabama, October 3, 1822. Newspaper publisher; insurance agent; hotel operator; livery business; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1855; died in office 1855. Methodist. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., November 9, 1855 (age 33 years, 37 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph D. Harrison and Rachel (Lockhart) Harrison; brother of Greenbury Horras Harrison and Hannah D. Harrison (who married Samuel Johnson (1804-1882)); married to Barbara Ann Culp (1807-1873; widow of George Whitfield Terrell).
  Political family: Harrison-Rountree family of Austin, Texas.
  J. O. Hays (b. 1882) — of Phillipsburg, Laclede County, Mo. Born January 30, 1882. Republican. Blacksmith; grocer; hardware merchant; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Laclede County, 1947-48. Member, Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen of America. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Meda Rector.
  William A. Hopson — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Republican. Harness business; postmaster at Paterson, N.J., 1891-95. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles R. Hopson.
  Hamilton Tyler Howe (b. 1849) — also known as Hamilton T. Howe — of Hanover, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Thetford, Orange County, Vt., April 19, 1849. Carpenter; door, sash, and blind manufacturer; livery business; member of New Hampshire state senate 3rd District, 1907-08. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Howe and Sarah (Bastoon) Howe; married 1880 to Nettie E. Moody; third cousin twice removed of Jonas Howe (1786-1865); fourth cousin once removed of Jonas Holland Howe.
  Political family: Howe family of Massachusetts.
  Jacob Hufty (d. 1814) — of Salem, Salem County, N.J. Born in New Jersey. Democrat. Blacksmith; Salem County Sheriff, 1801-04; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1809-14 (6th District 1809-11, at-large 1811-13, 3rd District 1813-14); died in office 1814. Died in Salem, Salem County, N.J., May 20, 1814. Interment at St. John's Episcopal Churchyard, Salem, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alonzo C. Huntington (born c.1836) — of Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Bozrah, New London County, Conn., about 1836. Republican. Blacksmith; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Windsor, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Athill E. Irving (1856-1927) — of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, May 1, 1856. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; farmer; horse dealer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1912. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., April 26, 1927 (age 70 years, 360 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Wash.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Beacom (1853-1928).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Christ Jensen — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis. Drayman; candidate for mayor of Waukesha, Wis., 1922. Burial location unknown.
Henry Lincoln Johnson Henry Lincoln Johnson (1870-1925) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., July 27, 1870. Republican. Blacksmith; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924; Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia, 1912-16; member of Republican National Committee from Georgia, 1920-24. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Odd Fellows. Suffered a stroke of apoplexy, and died a few days later in Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, D.C., September 10, 1925 (age 55 years, 45 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 28, 1903, to Georgia Douglas Camp (1880-1966; poet).
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Lyman H. Johnson (born c.1846) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn., about 1846. Republican. Blacksmith; member of Connecticut state senate 8th District, 1895-96. Burial location unknown.
James Johnston James Johnston (b. 1854) — of Howard Lake, Wright County, Minn.; Bertha, Todd County, Minn. Born in Canada, 1854. Hotelier; livery business; farmer; livestock breeder; member of Minnesota state senate, 1907-18, 1927-30 (53rd District 1907-14, 51st District 1915-18, 1927-30). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  William N. Kahler (b. 1849) — of Perry County, Pa. Born in Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pa., September 21, 1849. Harness maker; carriage manufacturing business; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Perry County, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Thomas Kathan (1869-1950) — also known as Charles T. Kathan — of Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, February 14, 1869. Horse trainer; mayor of Osage, Iowa, 1897-1901, 1907-13. Died in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, March 10, 1950 (age 81 years, 24 days). Interment at Osage Cemetery, Osage, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Louise (Renshaw) Kathan (1841-1918) and John Charles Kathan (1842-1930); married, October 29, 1902, to Emma Gregory (1876-1974).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathan Keator (1838-1886) — of Rosendale, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Rosendale, Ulster County, N.Y., May 11, 1838. Blacksmith; farmer; member of New York state assembly from Ulster County 2nd District, 1877-78. Died in Rosendale, Ulster County, N.Y., February 25, 1886 (age 47 years, 290 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob I. Keator (1802-1871) and Magdalena (Schoonmaker) Keator; married, November 1, 1860, to Harriet Adaline Church (1836-1922); second cousin of John Frisbee Keator; second cousin once removed of Theron Preston Keator (1850-1917) and Thomas Vincent Cator.
  Political family: Keator-Frisbee family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  George de Benneville Keim (1831-1893) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., January 18, 1831. Democrat. Harness and saddle business; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1887. Died, of pneumonia, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 10, 1893 (age 62 years, 51 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John May Keim (1799-1844) and Helen (de Benneville) Keim; married to Sarah Childs and Elizabeth Archer Thomas; father of George de Benneville Keim (1884-?); nephew of George May Keim; grandson of George de Benneville Keim (1778-1852); grandnephew of Benneville de Benneville Keim; first cousin once removed of William High Keim (1813-1862).
  Political family: Keim family of Reading, Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Joseph Kelly — also known as John J. Kelly — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Master horseshoer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1913. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel Kerwin (1826-1907) — also known as "Honest Dan" — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in County Kildare, Ireland, August 13, 1826. Democrat. Blacksmith; manufacturer; proprietor, Anchor Iron Works and Bolt Factory; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1880; member of Missouri state senate 34th District, 1887-90. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., November 3, 1907 (age 81 years, 82 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of James Kerwin and Mary (Reeves) Kerwin; married 1854 to Mary E. Knight.
  Samuel Laning (1765-c.1842) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J., 1765. Builder; livery business; mayor of Camden, N.J., 1828-30; resigned 1830. Died about 1842 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Laning and Esther (Gaskill) Laning; married, August 22, 1785, to Mercy Crispin; great-granduncle of Samuel Allen Laning; first cousin of John Lanning; second cousin thrice removed of Frederick B. Piatt; third cousin once removed of Absalom Price Lanning; third cousin twice removed of William Mershon Lanning (1849-1912); fourth cousin once removed of John Adams Dix.
  Political family: Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry N. LeFebvre (born c.1862) — of Avon, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Swanton, Franklin County, Vt., about 1862. Democrat. Blacksmith; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Avon, 1903-04. Burial location unknown.
  Charles I. Libby (1863-1924) — of Noank, Groton, New London County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, March 14, 1863. Blacksmith; Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Groton, 1906. Died in Groton, New London County, Conn., March 17, 1924 (age 61 years, 3 days). Interment at Noank Valley Cemetery, Noank, Groton, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Allen Libby (1836-1896) and Mary A. (Terney) Libby (1836-1910); married, November 10, 1886, to Calista V. Fitch (1864-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jerome Manore — of Newport, Monroe County, Mich. Democrat. Blacksmith; supervisor of Berlin Township, Michigan; elected 1935, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Nicholas Mashino (1836-1915) — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala.; Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Bavaria, Germany, September, 1836. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; teamster; mayor of Cullman, Ala., 1880-81. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in 1915 (age about 78 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Bertha Mashino (1844-1897).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Mauch — of Lake Preston, Kingsbury County, S.Dak. Harness maker; member of South Dakota state senate 21st District, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Frank McQuown (b. 1876) — of Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Berwick, Columbia County, Pa., January 6, 1876. Blacksmith; railroad clerk; fire chief; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Luzerne County, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  George W. Middleton (born c.1856) — of Broad Brook, East Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New London, New London County, Conn., about 1856. Republican. Livery business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Windsor, 1903-04. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Mills (b. 1861) — of South Ryegate, Ryegate, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Topsham, Orange County, Vt., February 20, 1861. Republican. Blacksmith; farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Ryegate, 1910. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
C. A. Neill C. A. Neill (b. 1859) — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., April 25, 1859. Republican. Harness and saddle business; Codington County Sheriff, 1895-98; member of South Dakota state senate 28th District, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 9, 1887, to Ada D. Harrington.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
Peter J. Pefley Peter J. Pefley (1830-1906) — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born near Roanoke, Roanoke County, Va., 1830. Hotelier; harness and saddle business; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1887-89. Died in 1906 (age about 76 years). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Image source: City of Boise
  Seth Pratt (born c.1846) — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., about 1846. Republican. Livery business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Litchfield, 1886; member of Connecticut state senate 20th District, 1887-88; postmaster at Litchfield, Conn., 1889-93. Burial location unknown.
  Amos Henry Radcliffe (1870-1950) — also known as Amos H. Radcliffe — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January 16, 1870. Republican. Blacksmith; ironworker; structural iron manufacturer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1908-12; Passaic County Sheriff, 1912-15; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1916-19; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1919-23. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Baleville, Sussex County, N.J., December 29, 1950 (age 80 years, 347 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of James Radcliffe (1834-1910) and Hannah (Stansfield) Radcliffe (1838-1916); married to Ruth Hartley (1873-1945).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Asa Robert Scranton, Jr. (1879-1960) — also known as Asa R. Scranton, Jr. — of South Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn. Born in South Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., July 25, 1879. Democrat. Blacksmith; mechanic; garage owner; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Woodstock, 1912; member of Connecticut state senate 28th District, 1937-42. Died in Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., August 13, 1960 (age 81 years, 19 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asa R. Scranton, Sr. (1849-1927) and Margaret S. (McNamara) Scranton (1856-1897); married, February 13, 1906, to Christina R. McGettigan (1881-1963).
  Lewis Selye (1803-1883) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Chittenango, Madison County, N.Y., July 11, 1803. Blacksmith; iron manufacturer; Monroe County Treasurer, 1848-51, 1854; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1867-69. Died in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., January 27, 1883 (age 79 years, 200 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Isaac Sherman, Jr. (1800-1849) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in November, 1800. Whig. Harness and saddle business; mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1836-37; postmaster at Bridgeport, Conn., 1841-45. Died, from cholera, in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., May 22, 1849 (age 48 years, 0 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Sterling Sherman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John E. Shervin (born c.1837) — of Fremont, Dodge County, Neb. Born in Maryland, about 1837. Democrat. Harness maker; member of Nebraska state senate, 1885-88. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis T. Smith — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Blacksmith; candidate for mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1940. Burial location unknown.
  William Sorensen (1888-1972) — also known as Vilhelm Sorensen — of Graceville, Big Stone County, Minn. Born in Aarhus (Århus), Denmark, February 2, 1888. Farmer; horse breeder; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 48, 1953-58. Lutheran. Danish ancestry. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., March 2, 1972 (age 84 years, 29 days). Interment at Graceville Cemetery, Graceville, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Hans Sorensen (1844-1923) and Ane Cathrine (Dihn) Sorensen (1848-1923); married, June 3, 1915, to Dagmar Olesen (1889-1973).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac R. Srope (c.1802-1862) — of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, N.J.; Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J. Born about 1802. Democrat. Blacksmith; deputy sheriff; farmer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hunterdon County, 1841-42, 1846-47; common pleas court judge in New Jersey, 1850. Died, of typhoid fever, Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J., April 14, 1862 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Srope; married, December 25, 1825, to Sarah Roelafson.
  Christ M. Stauffer (b. 1896) — of Monticello, Green County, Wis. Born in Monticello, Green County, Wis., May 25, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; blacksmith; welder; fire chief; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Green County, 1957-64. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Zachary Taylor Sutley (1848-1930) — also known as Zack T. Sutley — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak.; Fort Pierre, Stanley County, S.Dak.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Cherry Tree, Indiana County, Pa., May 1, 1848. Democrat. Farmer; postmaster; livery business; railroad builder; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1908; Honorary Vice-President, 1916; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1908; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 28th District, 1911-12; author. German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., April 17, 1930 (age 81 years, 351 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Sutley (1818-1899) and Jane (Hays) Sutley (1830-1919); married 1884 to Emma Starkweather (1857-1909); married, January 28, 1911, to Olive B. Woods; married to Anna Bard (died 1950); second cousin thrice removed of Irvin Hamilton Sutley, Jr. and Richard Michael Sutley (1950-).
  Political family: Sutley family of California.
  James Albertus Tawney (1855-1919) — also known as James A. Tawney — of Winona, Winona County, Minn. Born in Mt. Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pa., January 3, 1855. Republican. Blacksmith; machinist; lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 15th District, 1891-94; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1893-1911. Died in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Mo., June 12, 1919 (age 64 years, 160 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  M. E. Thompson (d. 1906) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Hotelier; livery stable owner; realtor; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1892-95. Died in 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Ingebert J. Thomsen (b. 1873) — also known as I. J. Thomsen — of Minden, Kearney County, Neb. Born in North Albid, Denmark, August 4, 1873. Republican. Farmer; inventor of Nu-Matic horse collar; Kearney County Clerk, 1916-23; postmaster; real estate dealer; abstractor; chair of Kearney County Republican Party, 1940. Presbyterian. Danish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter H. Thomsen and Marie (Johansen) Thomsen; married, November 18, 1903, to Hedvig E. Holstein.
  Justus Thorington (1848-1927) — also known as Chet Thorington — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Prattsville, Greene County, N.Y., February 20, 1848. Democrat. Lumber and timber business; shingle manufacturer; livery business; farmer; Midland County Sheriff, 1891-92; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1903-04; defeated, 1900; candidate for mayor of Midland, Mich., 1914. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Foresters; Maccabees. Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., September 26, 1927 (age 79 years, 218 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery, Midland, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Thorington (1808-1900) and Alvira (Richmond) Thorington (1809-1882); married, January 26, 1874, to Sarah Jane Crooks (1848-1928).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Jacob Tise Jacob Tise (d. 1904) — of Winston (now part of Winston-Salem), Forsyth County, N.C. Born in Davidson County, N.C. Blacksmith; wagon maker; merchant; mayor of Winston, N.C., 1868-71. Died in 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Winston-Salem
  Charles Lee Underhill (1867-1946) — also known as Charles L. Underhill — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Richmond, Va., July 20, 1867. Republican. Blacksmith; hardware merchant; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1900; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1921-33. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 28, 1946 (age 78 years, 192 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Johnson Underhill and Sallie (Clements) Underhill; married, February 25, 1892, to Edith Lamprey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry C. Wheaton (1857-1921) — also known as "The Blacksmith Orator" — of Anglesea (now North Wildwood), Cape May County, N.J. Born in Petersburg, Cape May County, N.J., November 23, 1857. Democrat. Blacksmith; member of New Jersey state senate from Cape May County, 1913-15. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died in 1921 (age about 63 years). Interment at Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Cold Spring, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (1899-1992) — also known as Cornelius V. Whitney; "Sonny" — of Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y. Born in Roslyn, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., February 20, 1899. Democrat. Co-founder and chairman of Pam American Airways; chairman, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company; horse breeder; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1932; along with David O. Selznick, he helped to finance and produce Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s. Died in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., December 13, 1992 (age 93 years, 297 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Payne Whitney (1872-1930) and Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney (1875-1942); married, March 5, 1923, to Marie Norton (1903-1970; divorced 1929; who later married William Averell Harriman); married, September 29, 1931, to Gladys Crosby Hopkins; married, June 18, 1941, to Eleanor Searle (1908-2002; divorced 1958); married, January 24, 1958, to Mary Lou (Schroeder) Hosford (actress); grandson of William Collins Whitney; grandnephew of Henry Melville Whitney; great-grandson of Henry B. Payne and James Scollay Whitney; second great-grandson of Henry Collins Flagg; first cousin of William Henry Vanderbilt III and John Hay Whitney (1904-1982); first cousin once removed of Frances Payne Bolton; second cousin of William Armistead Moale Burden and Oliver Payne Bolton; second cousin once removed of Shirley Carter Burden, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Mackie Burgess.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Elias Williams (1830-1904) — of Stonington, New London County, Conn. Born in Stonington, New London County, Conn., January 19, 1830. Republican. Meat business; lumberman; wagon master; surveyor; farmer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Stonington, 1880, 1896. Congregationalist. Died in Stonington, New London County, Conn., 1904 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Stanton Williams and Julia Ann (Gallup) Williams; married 1885 to Sarah Palmer.
  John Wilson (1849-1918) — of Henry County, Ill.; Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., February 21, 1849. Republican. Deputy sheriff; livery business; Buffalo County Sheriff, 1889-92; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1893. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died, of stomach cancer, in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., January 13, 1918 (age 68 years, 326 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Wilson and Mary (Owens) Wilson; married, May 25, 1881, to Rose M. Beecher.
  K. Herman Wollman (born c.1872) — of Burlington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hirshfelde, Saxony, Germany, about 1872. Republican. Blacksmith; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Burlington, 1911-12. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Karl B. Wollman (1839-1914) and Juliana (Muench) Wollman (born 1842).
  William Henry Workman (1839-1918) — also known as William H. Workman — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New Franklin, Howard County, Mo., January 1, 1839. Democrat. Harness manufacturer; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1886-88. English ancestry. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 21, 1918 (age 79 years, 51 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of David Workman (1798-1854) and Nancy (Hook) Workman (1807-1888); married, October 17, 1867, to Maria Elizabeth Boyle (1847-1933); father of Boyle Workman (1868-1942) and Thomas Edgar Workman (born 1890; who married Margaret Kilgariff).
  Political family: Workman family of Los Angeles, California.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  W. Irving Yeckley (b. 1833) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ontario County, N.Y., May 5, 1833. Republican. Harness maker; farmer; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1869-79. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Yeckley and Gertrude (Snyder) Yeckley; married 1873 to Nancy E. Gilbert (died 1890).
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