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  Lewis Dewart Apsley (1852-1925) — also known as Lewis D. Apsley — of Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., September 29, 1852. Republican. Founder and president of Apsley Rubber Co. (later Firestone-Apsley), manufacturers of rubber clothing; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1893-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904. Died, in a private American hospital, Colón, Panama, April 11, 1925 (age 72 years, 194 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, Mass.
  Presumably named for: Lewis Dewart
  Relatives: Son of George Apsley and Anna C. (Wenck) Apsley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
William A. Buckingham William Alfred Buckingham (1804-1875) — also known as William A. Buckingham — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., May 28, 1804. Republican. Dry goods merchant; ingrain wool carpet manufacturer, and later of rubber goods; mayor of Norwich, Conn., 1849-50, 1856-57; Governor of Connecticut, 1858-66; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1869-75; died in office 1875. Congregationalist. Died in Norwich, New London County, Conn., February 5, 1875 (age 70 years, 253 days). Interment at Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Andrew Buckingham (1770-1850) and Joanna (Matson) Buckingham (1777-1846); married, September 27, 1830, to Eliza Ripley (1808-1868); second cousin thrice removed of Allan Percy Sill (1885-1957); third cousin of Theodore Davenport; third cousin once removed of Samuel Clesson Allen; fourth cousin of Greene Carrier Bronson and Elisha Hunt Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Brace, James Kilbourne, William Fessenden Allen, Selah Merrill and Frederick Hobbes Allen.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Lewis C. Carpenter
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  William C. Campbell (c.1924-1984) — of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J.; Piscataway, Middlesex County, N.J.; Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., about 1924. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1954-55; mayor of Piscataway Township, N.J., 1961-63; vice-president, U.S. Rubber Manufacturers Association. Died, from a heart attack, in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., January 5, 1984 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Howard Aldridge Coffin (1877-1956) — also known as Howard A. Coffin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., June 11, 1877. Republican. Sales representative, Ginn & Company book publishers, 1901-11; controller, Warren Motor Car Company, 1911-13; regional manager, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 1913-18; secretary, Detroit Pressed Steel Company, 1918-21; assistant to president, Cadillac Motor Car Company, 1921-25; vice-president, later president, White Star Oil Refining Company, 1925-33; division manager, Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, 1933; U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1944, 1948. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., February 28, 1956 (age 78 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Coffin and Jane Clifford (Guild) Coffin; married, October 4, 1904, to Abbie Sweetland Ghodey (died 1945).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Edmund Day Edmund Day (b. 1831) — of Seymour, New Haven County, Conn. Born in West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., December 12, 1831. Republican. Rubber goods manufacturer; paper manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Seymour, 1874; member of Connecticut state senate 7th District, 1884-85; president, Seymour Electric Light Company. Member, Union League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Julius Day and Lois (Goodyear) Day; brother of Henry Purdy Day; married to Annie E. Melcher; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer and Eli Elmer; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Boardman (1760-1823), William Bostwick, Samuel Clesson Allen, Amaziah Brainard, Daniel Warner Bostwick and Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) — also known as Charles R. Flint; "Father of Trusts" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, January 24, 1850. Shipping business; shipowner; financier; Consul for Chile in New York, N.Y., 1877-79; Consul-General for Costa Rica in New York, N.Y., 1891-96; in the 1890s, he consolidated groups of smaller companies to form large corporations or "trusts": U.S. Rubber (1892); American Chicle (chewing gum) (1899); American Woolen (1899); founder, in 1911, of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which later became International Busines Machines (IBM). Died, in his room at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 26, 1934 (age 84 years, 33 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Chapman Flint (1813-1891) and Sarah (Toby) Flint; married, November 21, 1883, to Emma Katherine 'E. Kate' Simmons (1850-1926); married, July 28, 1927, to Charlotte Reeves (1890-1967).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry E. Humphreys, Jr. — of Scarsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. Vice-president, U.S. Rubber Company; mayor of Scarsdale, N.Y., 1947-48. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Frederick L. Lamson — of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Vice-president, Norwalk Tire and Rubber Co.; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Grayson Mallet-Prevost Murphy (1878-1937) — also known as Grayson M. P. Murphy — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 19, 1878. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Commissioner of the American Red Cross in Europe, 1917; financier; director, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, National Aviation Corporation; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 18, 1937 (age 58 years, 303 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Howard Murphy and Anita (Mallet-Prevost) Murphy; married, April 19, 1906, to Maud Donaldson; father of Grayson Mallet-Prevost Murphy, Jr. (1908?-1985).
  Fred William Yoos (1879-1940) — also known as Fred W. Yoos — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 20, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; railroad flagman; police officer; rubber tire worker; after serving as an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan, he resigned, or was expelled, and announced in January 1923 that he would expose corruption and "un-American prejudice" in the local Klan organization; on January 18, police received an anonymous "tip off" that Yoos was illegally carrying a concealed weapon; he was searched, and no weapon was found on his person, but a companion had a gun, and Yoos was arrested and held in jail for days until released; he continued to express opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, but did not make the disclosures he promised; Independent candidate for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1923. German ancestry. Member, Ku Klux Klan; Freemasons. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, May 31, 1940 (age 61 years, 132 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Fred B. Yoos and Katie (Hurst) Yoos; married, October 24, 1900, to Hedwig 'Hattie' Wojahn.
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