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  Joseph Aiello, Jr. — also known as Joe Aiello — of Monterey, Monterey County, Calif. Jeweler; candidate for mayor of Monterey, Calif., 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  James Frank Allee (1857-1938) — also known as J. Frank Allee — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., December 2, 1857. Republican. Jeweler; president, Bay State Gas Company of Delaware; president, Staten Island Brick Company; Delaware Republican state chair, 1886-96; member of Delaware state senate, 1899-1903 (Kent County 1st District 1899-1900, Kent County 2nd District 1901-02, Kent County 3rd District 1903); resigned 1903; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1903-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904 (member, Credentials Committee). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., October 12, 1938 (age 80 years, 314 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Francis Allee (1811-1889) and Martha Jane (Day) Allee (1836-1919); brother of Douglass C. Allee; married, January 18, 1882, to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Stevens (1858-1943); father of James Frank Allee, Jr. (1884-1956).
  Political family: Allee family of Dover, Delaware.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Matthias William Baldwin (1795-1866) — also known as Matthias W. Baldwin — Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., December 10, 1795. Jeweler; inventor; locomotive manufacturer; abolitionist; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837. Died in Wissinoming, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 7, 1866 (age 70 years, 271 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.; statue at Philadelphia City Hall Grounds, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Baldwin.
  Matthias Baldwin Park, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Trish Bane — of Bristol, Sullivan County, Tenn. Accountant; jeweler; mayor of Bristol, Tenn., 2002. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  William Bardel (1846-1926) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, September 20, 1846. Naturalized U.S. citizen; wholesale jewelry business; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Bamberg, 1900-02; U.S. Consul in Bamberg, 1902-08; Rheims, 1908-15; SAINT Michaels, 1915-17; Nueva Gerona, 1918-19. German ancestry. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 31, 1926 (age 80 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles F. Baumrucker (b. 1884) — of River Forest, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 5, 1884. Democrat. Jeweler; member of Illinois state senate 7th District, 1935-39; defeated, 1934, 1938. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Lions; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Bell (1798-1882) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Washington County, Pa., 1798. Silversmith; jeweler; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1840-41, 1844-45. Died in 1882 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Samuel Bell Luttrell (1844-1933).
  Political family: Luttrell family of Knoxville, Tennessee.
  William Vermilye Brady (1811-1870) — also known as William V. Brady — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 24, 1811. Whig. Silversmith; jeweler; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1847-48; postmaster at New York City, N.Y., 1849-53; insurance business. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1870 (age 58 years, 250 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Peleg Burlingame (1858-1941) — also known as Joseph P. Burlingame — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Rhode Island, January 22, 1858. Republican. Jeweler; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1903-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1920 (alternate), 1928 (alternate), 1932. Died in Lakewood, Warwick, Kent County, R.I., December 31, 1941 (age 83 years, 343 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Nancy (Sherman) Burlingame (1819-1866) and Nelson Alonzo Burlingame (1822-1892); married, January 19, 1881, to Julia Ann Eddy (1857-1938).
C. B. Collins C. B. Collins (b. 1861) — of Groton, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in Rockbridge, Richland County, Wis., October 8, 1861. Republican. Druggist; jeweler; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1900; South Dakota state treasurer, 1903-07. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1887 to Anna M. Smith.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  C. C. Costello (born c.1884) — of West Mystic, Groton, New London County, Conn. Born in Hope Valley, Hopkinton, Washington County, R.I., about 1884. Republican. Jeweler; member of Connecticut state senate 18th District, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
Roswell P. Flower Roswell Pettibone Flower (1835-1899) — also known as Roswell P. Flower — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Theresa, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 7, 1835. Democrat. Jeweler; U.S. Representative from New York, 1881-83, 1889-91 (11th District 1881-83, 12th District 1889-91); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1888 (speaker), 1892, 1896; Governor of New York, 1892-95. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Eastport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., May 12, 1899 (age 63 years, 278 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  John Friggeri — of Kansas. Born in Italy. Socialist. Jeweler; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Kansas, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Niles E. Gladding (born c.1863) — of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., about 1863. Republican. Jeweler; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Essex, 1909-10, 1923-24, 1927-28; defeated, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Jacob Friedrich Gmelich (1839-1914) — also known as Jacob F. Gmelich — of Boonville, Cooper County, Mo. Born in Wurttemberg, Germany, July 23, 1839. Republican. Jeweler; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Cooper County, 1895-96; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1900; Missouri state treasurer, 1905-09; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1909-13. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., February 21, 1914 (age 74 years, 213 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Mo.
  Jeremiah Grinnell (1843-1892) — also known as Jerry Grinnell — of Kasson, Dodge County, Minn. Born in Lapeer County, Mich., November 21, 1843. Republican. Druggist; jeweler; Dodge County Auditor; member of Minnesota state senate 13th District, 1891-92; died in office 1892. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Kasson, Dodge County, Minn., January 24, 1892 (age 48 years, 64 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, May 11, 1869, to Alice Turner (died 1871); married, September 1, 1874, to Mary E. Kneeland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  John Adam Henneman (1835-1891) — also known as J. A. Henneman — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Kronach, Bavaria (now Germany), 1835. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; jeweler; mayor of Spartanburg, S.C., 1891; died in office 1891. German ancestry. Shot and killed by John Williams, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., September 27, 1891 (age about 56 years). Williams was hanged for the murder on October 7, 1892. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg, S.C.
  Relatives: Married to Louisa Rate (1838-1909).
  Frank Charles Lee (b. 1891) — also known as Frank C. Lee — of Salida, Chaffee County, Colo. Born in Norfolk, Madison County, Neb., August 14, 1891. Jeweler; watchmaker; U.S. Vice Consul in Bordeaux, 1916; Petrograd, 1916-18; Moscow, 1918; Malmo, 1918; U.S. Consul in Bradford, 1923-25; U.S. Consul General in Singapore, 1927-29; Halifax, 1930-31; Prague, 1931-34. Member, Phi Gamma Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Lee and Agnes (Greenwald) Lee; married, November 17, 1923, to Olga Pilson.
  Alexander M. MacKay (1881-1952) — also known as Sandy MacKay — of West Branch, Ogemaw County, Mich. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 13, 1881. Republican. Jeweler; postmaster; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1937-52 (Arenac District 1937-44, Gladwin District 1945-52); died in office 1952. Episcopalian. Scottish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died December 9, 1952 (age 71 years, 331 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1901 to Cora E. Winslow (died 1919); married, July 7, 1924, to Mrs. Anna Bowman.
  Haskell Harold Marks (b. 1880) — also known as Haskell H. Marks — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., October 24, 1880. Republican. Jeweler; member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1929-33; defeated, 1933. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Marks and Anna (Aronberg) Marks.
Otto Mueller Otto Mueller (b. 1875) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., December 19, 1875. Republican. Jeweler; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1927-36, 1939-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Joseph F. Pieper (1877-1959) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., 1877. Jeweler; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1932-35. Died in 1959 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Noah Allen Plympton (1841-1911) — also known as Noah A. Plympton — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass.; Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Mass., September 7, 1841. Watchmaker; jeweler; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1880; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1884; insurance business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Ninth Norfolk District, 1905. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died September 9, 1911 (age 70 years, 2 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley, Mass.
  Relatives: Married 1862 to Helen Marion Flint (1842-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jess J. Present (b. 1921) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 28, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; jeweler; director, First National Bank of Jamestown; chair of Chautauqua County Republican Party, 1964-66; member of New York state assembly, 1966-68 (164th District 1966, 150th District 1967-68). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Grotto. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elaine Coates.
  Joseph Reich (born c.1894) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born about 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; jeweler; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1923-25; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1936. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Order of the Eastern Star; Freemasons; Grotto; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Albert Berger Rossdale (1878-1968) — also known as Albert B. Rossdale — of New York. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 23, 1878. Republican. Postal worker; jeweler; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922, 1924; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924. Jewish. Died in Eastchester, Westchester County, N.Y., April 17, 1968 (age 89 years, 177 days). Interment at Maimonides Cemetery, Elmont, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Rossdale and Betty (Berger) Rossdale.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lloyd Emerson Roulet (1891-1985) — also known as Lloyd E. Roulet — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, September 15, 1891. Republican. Jeweler; mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1943-47, 1952-53; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952. Member, Freemasons. Died February 6, 1985 (age 93 years, 144 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  James F. Safford (b. 1844) — of Farmington, Strafford County, N.H. Born in Maine, November, 1844. Jeweler; optician; member of New Hampshire state senate 5th District, 1899-1900. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James P. Safford and Mary (Gilkey) Safford.
  Morris Schreiber (1901-1951) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in New York, October 3, 1901. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; customs inspector; laundry and dry cleaning business; jeweler; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1947; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1948. Jewish. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., June 2, 1951 (age 49 years, 242 days). Interment at Beth Jacob Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Karten) Schreiber (1873-1933) and Max Schreiber (1875-1950); married to Sonia Shulman (1908-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Oscar Simpkins (b. 1923) — also known as James O. Simpkins — of New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., January 29, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; jeweler; member of North Carolina state senate 7th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Melvin Simpkins and Willie Mae (Fickling) Simpkins; married 1944 to Evelyn Christine Brewer.
  Frank Crawford Sites (1864-1935) — also known as Frank C. Sites — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pa., December 24, 1864. Democrat. Watchmaker; jeweler; postmaster at Harrisburg, Pa., 1913-22; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1923-25; defeated, 1924, 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., May 23, 1935 (age 70 years, 150 days). Interment at East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ronald John Thompson (b. 1934) — also known as Ronnie Thompson; "Machine-Gun Ronnie" — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., July 21, 1934. Republican. Jeweler; country music singer; gospel singer; mayor of Macon, Ga., 1968-75; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1972; candidate for Governor of Georgia, 1974. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of Remus Warren Thompson and Mattie Lou (Watkins) Thompson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Andrew F. Toepel (b. 1866) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 5, 1866. Republican. Jeweler; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1917-20. Lutheran. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Ephraim Tweedy (1831-1895) — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Born in Ireland, September 29, 1831. Republican. Jeweler; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1868. Died in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., March 18, 1895 (age 63 years, 170 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of John Tweedy and Mary Tweedy; married, January 27, 1857, to Isabella Morina Hadley (1821-1869); married, January 7, 1874, to Jessie Eloise Blodgett (1860-1892; daughter of Foster Blodgett, Jr. (1826-1877); half-sister of Edwin Ford Blodgett).
  Political families: Blodgett-Whedon family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles C. Wallace (b. 1888) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1888. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; jeweler; real estate business; member of New York state assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1945-46. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Monrad Charles Wallgren (1891-1961) — also known as Monrad C. Wallgren; Mon C. Wallgren — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, April 17, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; jeweler; optician; U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1933-40; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1940-45; Governor of Washington, 1945-49; chair, Federal Power Commission, 1950-51. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., September 18, 1961 (age 70 years, 154 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Wash.
  Relatives: Married, September 8, 1914, to Mabel C. Liberty.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank B. Warner (b. 1868) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., November 5, 1868. Republican. Broker; jeweler; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1907-08, 1911-12; member of Missouri state senate 29th District, 1913-32. Burial location unknown.
  William H. Wickham (1832-1893) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Smithtown, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., July 30, 1832. Democrat. Ticket agent for a steamship company; diamond dealer; president of New-York Fire Department, 1860; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1875-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876. Died, of heart disease and Bright's disease, in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 13, 1893 (age 60 years, 167 days). Interment somewhere in Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel H. Wickham and Ruth Wickham.
  See also Wikipedia article
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