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  Francis Alvin Abbott (1862-1935) — also known as F. A. Abbott — of Salinas, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Point Reyes, Marin County, Calif., March 16, 1862. Butcher; postmaster; mayor of Salinas, Calif., 1909-11. Died in Salinas, Monterey County, Calif., March 28, 1935 (age 73 years, 12 days). Interment at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Salinas, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Carlisle Stewart Abbott (1828-1919) and Alice Elizabeth (Merriman) Abbott (1833-1894); married, September 4, 1884, to Annabel Forester (1862-1933).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Abbott family of Salinas, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  L. E. Adams (1913-1980) — also known as Barney Adams — of Norfolk, Madison County, Neb. Born in Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, September 21, 1913. President, National Foods, Inc.; director, Midwestern Beef, Inc.; director, Prairie Maid Meat Products; director, Platte Valley Packing Co.; member of Nebraska railway commission 3rd District, 1970-71; appointed 1970. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in August, 1980 (age 66 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 28, 1933, to Helene L. Ainsworth.
  Fred Ralph Albin (1872-1957) — also known as Fred Albin — of West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa. Born near West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, August 5, 1872. Republican. Auctioneer; meat merchant; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936. Died February 23, 1957 (age 84 years, 202 days). Interment at West Branch Municipal Cemetery, West Branch, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Albin (1835-1924) and Emily (Gruewell) Albin (1840-1907); married 1893 to Alice Rebecca Pennock.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Anderson (1839-1916) — of Schodack, Rensselaer County, N.Y.; Castleton (now Castleton-on-Hudson), Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Westerlo, Albany County, N.Y., 1839. Republican. Farmer; builder; farm implement manufacturer; meat business; member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County 3rd District, 1896-97. Died in 1916 (age about 77 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herman Ossian Armour (1837-1901) — also known as Herman O. Armour — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Stockbridge, Madison County, N.Y., March 7, 1837. Republican. Co-founder of Armour & Company meatpacking firm; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896. English and Scottish ancestry. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 8, 1901 (age 64 years, 185 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Danforth Armour (1799-1873) and Julia Ann (Brooks) Armour (1799-1879).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wilmer Dean Aubrey (1904-1975) — also known as W. Dean Aubrey — of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa. Born in Munterville, Wapello County, Iowa, September 28, 1904. Democrat. Meatpacking worker; secretary, United Packinghouse Workers, Local 1; secretary, Ottumwa Industrial Union Council (CIO); coal operator; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Wapello County, 1945-46, 1949-51. Methodist. Member, Eagles. Died in October, 1975 (age 71 years, 0 days). Interment at New Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William Aubrey and Rosa E. (Chrisman) Aubrey; married 1935 to Evelyn Juanita Smith (1918-2013).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eugene Bailey — of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa. Republican. Packinghouse worker; composer; singer; performed, Republican National Convention, 1952. African ancestry. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Erroll Banks — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Socialist. Packinghouse worker; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1957; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from California 23rd District, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Isaac Barnes (1830-1909) — of Burlington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Burlington, Hartford County, Conn., June 8, 1830. Meat merchant; lumber business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Burlington, 1867. Died March 29, 1909 (age 78 years, 294 days). Interment at Center Cemetery, Burlington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Amzi Barnes and Sophronia (Mills) Barnes; married to Theda Spencer and Nellie M. Smith.
  John Bittorf (born c.1834) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Germany, about 1834. Butcher; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1876, 1878. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Bernard J. Buenemeyer, Jr. (1910-1974) — of Germantown, Clinton County, Ill. Born in Germantown, Clinton County, Ill., May 7, 1910. Republican. Representative for Armour & Co. (meats); landscaping business; chair of Clinton County Republican Party, 1942-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972. Died October 7, 1974 (age 64 years, 153 days). Interment at St. Boniface Cemetery, Germantown, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Ben Buenemeyer and Mary (Bussmann) Buenemeyer; married to Evelyn L. McHugh (1907-1991).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Róger Calero (b. 1969) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Nicaragua, 1969. Socialist. Not U.S. citizen; meat packer; journalist; convicted of sale of marijuana, 1988; arrested in 2002, at the Houston airport, while returning from Cuba, and jailed, while deportation proceedings were started, but released in 2003; Socialist Workers candidate for President of the United States, 2004, 2008; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 2006; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 2010. Nicaraguan ancestry. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John J. Castenholz — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Progressive. Partner in Castenholz Bros. and Co., proprietors of the Muskegon Stockyards; nominated in primary for mayor of Muskegon, Mich. 1915, but withdrew before election. Burial location unknown.
  Robert A. Catchpole (b. 1865) — of Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y. Born in London, England, August 17, 1865. Republican. Meat merchant; mayor of Geneva, N.Y., 1922-23; member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1925-33. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John G. Catchpole and Elizabeth A. (Walsh) Catchpole; married to Helen F. McCarthy.
  Simon M. Cherivtch (1914-2001) — also known as "Uncle Simon" — of Millville, Cumberland County, N.J. Born April 16, 1914. Butcher; automobile dealer; mayor of Millville, N.J., 1948-53. Charged in 1949 with federal income tax evasion, based on his underreporting of income in 1944-45; tried, convicted, and sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison; released after five months. Died March 26, 2001 (age 86 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  William Dalton (b. 1852) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1852. Democrat. Carpenter; butcher; manufacturer of butchers' supplies; member of New York state assembly from New York County 17th District, 1886-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Sam W. Dennison (1869-1950) — of South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Ontario, July 7, 1869. Meatpacking executive; mayor of South St. Paul, Minn., 1933-37; member of Minnesota state senate 20th District, 1943-50; died in office 1950. Died March 24, 1950 (age 80 years, 260 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Grace May Clough.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Max Eisner — of Wisconsin. Born in Germany. Socialist. Butcher; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  James La Fayette Evans (1825-1903) — also known as James L. Evans — of Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Born in Clayville, Harrison County, Ky., March 27, 1825. Republican. Merchant; grain elevator business; meat packing business; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1875-79; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., May 28, 1903 (age 78 years, 62 days). Interment at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Charles Farnicorn (b. 1835) — of Meadville, Crawford County, Pa. Born in Germany, June 20, 1835. Democrat. Butcher; mayor of Meadville, Pa., 1884. Catholic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Francis K. Farnicorn; married to Barbara Dudenhoffer.
  Mark Delos Flower (1842-1907) — also known as Mark D. Flower — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 31, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Adjutant General of Minnesota, 1870-75; railroad claims agent; president and general manager, St. Paul Union Stockyards Co.; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 36, 1905-06; postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., 1905-07. Died February 3, 1907 (age 64 years, 309 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Marcus Tullius Cicero Flower (1814-1903) and Cybele (Brooks) Flower (1819-1898).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Christian Frederick Fox (1861-1933) — also known as Christian F. Fox — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Germany, December 14, 1861. Republican. Sausage manufacturer; merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Meriden, 1911-12. Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., November 16, 1933 (age 71 years, 337 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Married, December 24, 1883, to Emma R. Dason (1865-1939).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Hamilton Garfield (1858-1931) — also known as George H. Garfield — of Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass.; West Dennis, Dennis, Barnstable County, Mass. Born in West Dennis, Dennis, Barnstable County, Mass., July 18, 1858. Republican. Grocer; meat merchant; real estate business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1892-93, 1900-04; member of Massachusetts state senate Second Plymouth District, 1905-08; member, Massachusetts Fisheries and Game Commission, 1908-13. Died in West Dennis, Dennis, Barnstable County, Mass., December 19, 1931 (age 73 years, 154 days). Interment at West Dennis Cemetery, West Dennis, Dennis, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Garfield (1837-1894) and Erzelia (Baker) Garfield (1837-1887); married, September 17, 1885, to Mary Gertrude Bruce (1867-1912); fourth cousin of Benjamin Alden Faunce (1874-1941).
  Political family: Faunce-Garfield-Krider family of East Lansing, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herbert Lincoln Greer (1892-1941) — also known as Herbert L. Greer — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., May 29, 1892. Railroad clerk; traffic manager for meat packing company; insurance business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 37, 1927-28. Died in Ramsey County, Minn., November 6, 1941 (age 49 years, 161 days). Interment at Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Robert R. Greer (1842-1915) and Sadie Marie (Roberts) Greer (1853-1919); brother of Harry M. Greer.
  Political family: Greer family of Lanesboro, Minnesota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Max B. Haibach (1883-1967) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., November 11, 1883. Democrat. Meat packing business; Erie County Sheriff, 1913-18; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1920. Catholic. Died in 1967 (age about 83 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Ben Haibach and Anna (Bosch) Haibach.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin A. Hammell (d. 1869) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Sausage maker; mayor of Camden, N.J., 1848-49, 1857-58. Died August 26, 1869. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Hammond (1843-1909) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass., February 27, 1843. Democrat. Assistant superintendent of the G. H. Hammond meat packing plant; real estate business; banker; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1888-93; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1893-95. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., September 21, 1909 (age 66 years, 206 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry Heyman — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. Butcher; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 21st District, 1911-13; defeated, 1909; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 9th District, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  Harry B. Hickey (1875-1945) — of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Brant, Erie County, N.Y., January 21, 1875. Democrat. Furniture business; meat merchant; candidate for New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1923; postmaster at Fredonia, N.Y., 1936-42 (acting, 1936-37). Member, Freemasons; Sons of Union Veterans. Died, in the Silver Creek Hospital, Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 20, 1945 (age 70 years, 58 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Hickey (1844-1924) and Anna Maria (Hammond) Hickey (1849-1938); father of Harry B. Hickey, Jr. (1901-1974).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Robert Hogg (1863-1934) — also known as Jim Hogg — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Born in Jennings County, Ind., January 4, 1863. Republican. Farmer; meat merchant; distillery owner; produced Jim Hogg's Corn Whiskey; Butler County Sheriff, 1892-96, 1902-06, 1920-24; mayor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., 1897-99. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Fell into the Black River, and drowned, in Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo., July 12, 1934 (age 71 years, 189 days). Interment at Poplar Bluff City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Hogg (1832-1899) and Mary Belle (Winslow) Hogg (1833-1896); married, September 5, 1880, to Ida Dillard (1864-1888; divorced); married, December 13, 1884, to Susan S. 'Susie' Klutts (divorced); married, November 19, 1887, to Ida Dillard (1864-1888; died); married, December 7, 1889, to Clara Catherine Smith (1869-1946; divorced); married, August 14, 1914, to Naoma Ruth Hawas (or Haas; divorced).
  Epitaph: "Peace be thy silent slumber."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Hornidge (b. 1848) — also known as William H. Hornidge — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 3, 1848. Democrat. Butcher; member of New York state assembly, 1887-89, 1903-05 (New York County 20th District 1887-89, New York County 22nd District 1903-05). Burial location unknown.
  Oliver Cromwell Jennings (1864-1944) — also known as Oliver C. Jennings — of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., 1864. Republican. Butcher; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Fairfield, 1903-04. Died in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., March 20, 1944 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Conn.
  Presumably named for: Oliver Cromwell
  Relatives: Son of Harriet Helen (Morris) Jennings (1835-1902) and Horace Jennings (1836-1911); married 1889 to Sarah Stewart 'Sadie' Forsyth (1869-1963); sixth great-grandnephew of Robert Treat; seventh great-grandson of Thomas Welles; third cousin thrice removed of Noah Phelps, Nathaniel Merriam, Daniel Lockwood, Gershom Birdsey, Benjamin Hard and Hanford Nichols Lockwood (1788-1875); fourth cousin once removed of David Munson Osborne.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ervin Stephen Joslin (b. 1870) — also known as E. S. Joslin — of Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt. Born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., 1870. Republican. Meat and grain dealer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Waitsfield, 1910. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Kelley (b. 1854) — of Mifflin County, Pa. Born in Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pa., January 24, 1854. Meat merchant; sawmill operator; furniture manufacturer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Mifflin County, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Heinrich Andreas Knollmann (1876-1968) — also known as Henry A. Knollmann; "Doc" — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., September 23, 1876. Meat merchant; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1936-39; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1940. Died in Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio, October 15, 1968 (age 92 years, 22 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Bradford R. Lansing (1860-1912) — of Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Niskayuna, Schenectady County, N.Y., 1860. Republican. Grocer; pork dealer; mayor of Rensselaer, N.Y., 1901; member of New York state assembly, 1906-12 (Rensselaer County 3rd District 1906, Rensselaer County 2nd District 1907-12); died in office 1912. Died in Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, N.Y., February 4, 1912 (age about 51 years). Interment at Greenbush Cemetery, Rensselaer, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Austin Y. Lansing (1835-1898) and Sarah Eliza (Patterson) Lansing (1838-1918); married, June 8, 1887, to Alice R. Crannell (1858-1939); third great-grandnephew of Abraham Jacob Lansing and Abraham Robertse Yates (1724-1796); first cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Lakin Brown; first cousin four times removed of Cornelius Lansing; second cousin twice removed of Arthur Brown and Addison Makepeace Brown; second cousin thrice removed of Gerrit Yates Lansing; second cousin five times removed of Pierpont Edwards; third cousin twice removed of Abraham Lansing; fourth cousin of Garry Eldridge Brown; fourth cousin once removed of Abram Wendell Lansing.
  Political family: Lansing family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George L. Lilley George Leavens Lilley (1859-1909) — also known as George L. Lilley — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Oxford, Worcester County, Mass., August 3, 1859. Republican. Meat dealer; real estate business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1901-02; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1903-09; member of Connecticut Republican State Committee, 1904-09; Governor of Connecticut, 1909; died in office 1909. Member, Union League. Died, in the Connecticut Executive Mansion, Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., April 21, 1909 (age 49 years, 261 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John Leavens Lilley and Caroline W. (Adams) Lilley; married, June 17, 1884, to Anna E. H. Steele (1861-1940).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Connecticut Legislative History and Souvenir (1909)
  Fred J. Olds (b. 1867) — of Bolton, Tolland County, Conn.; Andover, Tolland County, Conn.; Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Wales, Hampden County, Mass., July, 1867. Democrat. Butcher; miller; member of Connecticut state house of representatives; elected 1906; defeated, 1922 (Andover). Interment at Center Cemetery, Coventry, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Annie M. Tyler (1870-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Harvey Packard (b. 1855) — also known as Fred H. Packard — of Braintree, Orange County, Vt. Born in Braintree, Orange County, Vt., August 19, 1855. Republican. Auctioneer; meat merchant; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Braintree, 1910. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Loren Lewis Park (1845-1919) — also known as Loren L. Park — of Groton, New London County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, March 22, 1845. Democrat. Meat merchant; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Groton, 1918. Died in Connecticut, October 9, 1919 (age 74 years, 201 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 2, 1873, to Almeda Ashley (1852-1915).
  Henry G. Parks, Jr. (born c.1917) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., about 1917. Democrat. Founder and chairman, H. G. Parks Inc. (meat products); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Virginia Byrd.
  Howard F. Pellant (1911-1977) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., July 23, 1911. Democrat. Foundry worker; meat cutter; insurance agent; tavern proprietor; international representative, United Auto Workers; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 17th District, 1953-60; defeated, 1950. Member, Eagles; Moose. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 22, 1977 (age 66 years, 122 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Pellant and Elizabeth (Gough) Pellant; married 1932 to Mary Kazmierczak.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frederick Henry Prince (1859-1953) — also known as Frederick H. Prince — of Wenham, Essex County, Mass.; Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Biarritz, France. Born in Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass., 1859. Republican. Financier; owned or controlled stockyards, meatpacking plants, and railroads; one of the world's wealthiest men; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Episcopalian. Died in Biarritz, France, February 3, 1953 (age about 93 years). Entombed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Octavius Prince (1818-1899) and Helen (Henry) Prince (1824-1885); married 1884 to Abigail Kingsley Norman (1860-1949); grandson of Bernard Henry.
  Political family: Prince-Henry family of Winchester, Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Washington Rath (1872-1951) — also known as John W. Rath — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa, February 26, 1872. Republican. Meatpacking executive; president, First National Bank of Waterloo; director, Illinois Central Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Member, Rotary; Newcomen Society; Union League; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, from cerebral thrombosis, in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, December 22, 1951 (age 79 years, 299 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of John Rath (1840-1914) and Elizabeth (Moser) Rath (1843-1917); brother of William Tecumseh Sherman Rath (1868-1952); married, August 21, 1895, to Maud Harbin (1875-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Valentine Rettig (1846-1917) — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, June 11, 1846. Republican. Grocer; meat dealer; hotelier; beer bottler; mayor of Corning, N.Y., 1905-07. German ancestry. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Maccabees. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in Corning Hospital, Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., March 17, 1917 (age 70 years, 279 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Valentine Rettig and Anna (Olenslager) Rettig; married 1870 to Mary Kriger.
  J. Gottlieb Reutter (1868-1954) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in 1868. Democrat. Meat merchant; mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1912-18; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Died in 1954 (age about 86 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles R. Santos (1923-1990) — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., March 15, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; meat business; postmaster at Lowell, Mass., 1967-79 (acting, 1967-68). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died, from complications of heart surgery, in University Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 11, 1990 (age 67 years, 118 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Santos (1901-1964) and Mary Santos (1903-1939); married to Ruth E. Cassidy.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Martin Schaefer (1887-1950) — also known as Edwin M. Schaefer — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., May 14, 1887. Democrat. Chemical engineer, and later general superintendent, Morris & Co. meat packers; St. Clair County Treasurer, 1930-32; U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1933-43; director, Griesediech-Western Brewery Co. Died in St. Louis, Mo., November 8, 1950 (age 63 years, 178 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
  Cross-reference: Melvin Price
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Floyd E. Shurbert (b. 1900) — of Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Winnebago County, Wis., October 30, 1900. Republican. Meat merchant; mink raiser; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Winnebago County 2nd District; elected 1958. Burial location unknown.
  Ernest R. Siewert — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Butcher; mayor of Oshkosh, Wis., 1947-53; defeated, 1939, 1953. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur D. Smith (b. 1896) — of Webb City, Jasper County, Mo. Born in Webb City, Jasper County, Mo., December 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; meat business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jasper County 2nd District, 1945-48, 1957-58; defeated, 1948, 1958. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 2, 1937, to Josie Elliott.
  William J. Smith — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Democrat. Meat merchant; nominated in primary for mayor of Muskegon, Mich. 1916. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Wesley J. Stearns (1868-1966) — of Stanton, Montcalm County, Mich. Born in Iowa, May 20, 1868. Republican. Meat merchant; farmer; Montcalm County Treasurer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Montcalm County, 1917-20. English ancestry. Died in 1966 (age about 98 years). Burial location unknown.
  Marcus M. Towle (1841-1910) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Danville, Rockingham County, N.H., January 12, 1841. Co-founder of the G. H. Hammond meat packing plant, and of the city of Hammond; financed and built railroads and port facilities; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1884-88. Died, in Longcliffe Asylum for the Insane, Logansport, Cass County, Ind., September 6, 1910 (age 69 years, 237 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married, December 5, 1866, to Irena Dow (died 1905).
Peter Van_Hoven Peter Van Hoven (b. 1855) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Oost (now part of Eijsden-Margraten), Limburg, Netherlands, March 7, 1855. Democrat. Meat packing business; member of Minnesota state senate, 1911-22 (35th District 1911-14, 39th District 1915-22). Dutch ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  W. R. Walker (b. 1900) — also known as Fred Walker — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo. Born in Carroll County, Mo., March 13, 1900. Republican. Grocer; meat dealer; office equipment salesman; member of Missouri state senate, 1943-54 (8th District 1943-46, 16th District 1947-54); delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Carroll County, 1956. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 9, 1920, to Eunice Bricken.
  Joseph H. Whitcomb (born c.1864) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Peru, Miami County, Ind., about 1864. Democrat. Butcher; member of Connecticut state senate 23rd District, 1913-14. Burial location unknown.
  Fred M. Willey (b. 1874) — of Cambridge, Lamoille County, Vt. Born in Cambridge, Lamoille County, Vt., December 22, 1874. Republican. Grocer; meat merchant; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Cambridge, 1910. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  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.
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