Very incomplete list!
Lewis Dewart Apsley (1852-1925) —
also known as Lewis D. Apsley —
of Hudson, Middlesex
Born in Northumberland, Northumberland
County, Pa., September
Republican. Founder and president of Apsley Rubber Co. (later
Firestone-Apsley), manufacturers of rubber clothing;
Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1893-97; delegate
to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904.
Died, in a private American hospital,
11, 1925 (age 72 years, 194
Interment at Forestvale
Cemetery, Hudson, Mass.
William Alfred Buckingham (1804-1875) —
also known as William A. Buckingham —
of Norwich, New London
Born in Lebanon, New London
County, Conn., May 28,
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.
Died in Norwich, New London
County, Conn., February
5, 1875 (age 70 years, 253
Interment at Yantic
Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.
William C. Campbell (c.1924-1984) —
of Highland Park, Middlesex
County, N.J.; Piscataway, Middlesex
County, N.J.; Arlington, Arlington
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
Howard Aldridge Coffin (1877-1956) —
also known as Howard A. Coffin —
of Detroit, Wayne
Born in Middleboro, Plymouth
County, Mass., June 11,
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,
Died in Washington,
28, 1956 (age 78 years, 262
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
Edmund Day (b. 1831) —
of Seymour, New Haven
Born in West Springfield, Hampden
County, Mass., December
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
Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) —
also known as Charles R. Flint; "Father of
of Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York
Born in Thomaston, Knox
County, Maine, January
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,
26, 1934 (age 84 years, 33
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Md.
Harry E. Humphreys, Jr. —
of Scarsdale, Westchester
Vice-president, U.S. Rubber Company; mayor
of Scarsdale, N.Y., 1947-48.
Frederick L. Lamson —
of Norwalk, Fairfield
Republican. Vice-president, Norwalk Tire
and Rubber Co.; alternate delegate to Republican National
Convention from Connecticut, 1920.
Grayson Mallet-Prevost Murphy (1878-1937) —
also known as Grayson M. P. Murphy —
of Manhattan, New York
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., December
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
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
Interment at Kensico
Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
Fred William Yoos (1879-1940) —
also known as Fred W. Yoos —
of Akron, Summit
Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga
County, Ohio, January
Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; railroad
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.
ancestry. Member, Ku Klux
Died in Akron, Summit
County, Ohio, May 31,
1940 (age 61 years, 132
Interment at Rose
Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Ohio.
of Fred B. Yoos and Katie (Hurst) Yoos; married, October
24, 1900, to Hedwig 'Hattie' Wojahn.||