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Hiram Johnson

by follers on May 10, 2018

Birth Name: Hiram Warren Johnson

Date of Birth: September 2, 1866

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, U.S.

Date of Death: August 6, 1945

Place of Death: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, French Huguenot, distant Scottish, Belgian, and Swedish

Hiram Johnson was an American politician. He was Governor of California, from January 3, 1911 to March 15, 1917, and a U.S. Senator from California, from March 16, 1917 to August 6, 1945.

He was the Bull Moose Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1912, the running mate of Theodore Roosevelt. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1920 and 1924.

Hiram was the son of Ann/Annie Williamson (de Montfredy) and Grove L. Johnson (Grove Lawrence Johnson), who was a U.S. Representative, from California.

Hiram’s paternal grandfather was Quincy Adams Johnson (the son of Jonah Johnson and Jerusha Towne). Quincy was born in Massachusetts. Jonah was the son of Solomon Johnson and Sarah Johnson. Jerusha was the daughter of Eliphalet Town and Jerusha Rogers.

Hiram’s paternal grandmother was named Juliet Josephine Reddington.

Hiram’s maternal grandfather was Albert de Montfredy (the son of L. De Montfredy and G.). Hiram’s grandfather Albert was born in Connecticut.

Hiram’s maternal grandmother was Mary Hampton Van Cortlandt (the daughter of Philip Van Cortlandt, Jr. and Abigail Jouet). Mary Hampton was born in New York.

Sources: Genealogy of Hiram Johnson – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Hiram Johnson (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://old.findagrave.com

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John J. Pershing

by follers on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: John Joseph Pershing

Date of Birth: September 13, 1860

Place of Birth: Laclede, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: July 15, 1948

Place of Death: Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish

General of the Armies John J. Pershing was a senior United States Army officer. He commanded the American Expeditionary Force, AEF, on the Western Front in World War I, from 1917 to 1918. He was nicknamed “Black Jack”.

He was a willing draft candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1920.

General Pershing was the son of Ann Elizabeth (Thompson) and John Fletcher Pershing, a businessperson. He was married to Helen Frances Warren, with whom he had four children.

General Pershing’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Mercer Pershing (the son of Daniel Pershing and Maria Christena Milliron). Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. Daniel was the son of Friedrich/Frederick Pforsching/Pfersching/Pershing, who was born in Alsace, France, and of Maria Elizabeth Weygandt, whose family was from Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. General Pershing’s great-grandmother Maria Christena was the daughter of John Phillip Milliron, who was of German origin, and of Anna Maria/Annmarie Barbara Altman, whose parents were ethnic Germans from Herbitzheim, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France and Herbitzheim, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France, respectively.

General Pershing’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Davis.

General Pershing’s maternal grandfather was named James Thompson. James was born in Georgia.

General Pershing’s maternal grandmother was Mary Polly Brotherton (the daughter of John Thomas Brotherton and Catherine Sullivan). Mary Polly was born in Tennessee. John was the son of Thomas Brotherton and Mary McLleland.

Sources: Genealogy of John J. Pershing – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of John J. Pershing (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

by follers on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Marion La Follette

Date of Birth: June 14, 1855

Place of Birth: Primrose, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Death: June 18, 1925

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Ethnicity: English, some French, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Robert M. La Follette, Sr. was an American politician, known a “Fighting Bob”. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1891, Governor of Wisconsin, from January 7, 1901 to January 1, 1906, and a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from January 4, 1906 to June 18, 1925, his death.

He was the Progressive Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1924, winning one state, Wisconsin. He founded the party. He was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924.

Robert was the son of Mary Buchanan (Ferguson) and Josiah La Follette.

He was married to women’s suffrage, peace, and Civil Rights activist Belle Case La Follette. They had four children, including Fola La Follette, a suffrage and labor activist, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from 1925 to 1947, and Philip La Follette, who was Governor of Wisconsin, from 1931 to 1933, and again from 1935 to 1939. His grandson was politician Bronson La Follette.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Jesse LaFollette (the son of Joseph Jacob La Follette and Phoebe Goble). Jesse was born in New Jersey. Joseph was born in Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France, the son of Jean Du Follette/La Follette and Marie Nemo. Phoebe was the daughter of Judge Robert Goble and Mary C. Malatiah.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Mary Polly Lee (the daughter of Charles Lee and Abigail Crafford). Mary Polly was born in Kentucky. Charles was the son of Richard Lee and Mary Rose.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was John Ferguson (the son of John Ferguson and Phoebe Hill Barrow). Robert’s grandfather John was born in North Carolina. Robert’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Ferguson and Elizabeth “Betty” LeMaster. Phoebe was the daughter of William W. Barrow and Amy Lee.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Green. Mary was born in Maryland.

Source: Genealogy of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. – https://www.geni.com

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Eugene V. Debs

by follers on January 21, 2017

Birth Name: Eugene Victor Debs

Date of Birth: November 5, 1855

Place of Birth: Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Death: October 20, 1926

Place of Death: Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.

Ethnicity: Alsatian (German, possibly French)

Eugene V. Debs was an American union leader.

He was the Social Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1900, and the Socialist Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920.

Eugene was the son of Marguerite Marie (Bettrich) and Jean Daniel Debs. His parents were from Colmar, Alsace, France. It appears likely that at least his mother (and probably his father as well) were ethnic Germans.

He was married to Kate Metzel.

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James M. Cox

by follers on October 24, 2016

Birth Name: James Middleton Cox

Date of Birth: March 31, 1870

Place of Birth: Jacksonburg, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: July 15, 1957

Place of Death: Kettering, Ohio

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Welsh

James M. Cox was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, from March 4, 1909 to January 12, 1913, and Governor of Ohio, from January 13, 1913 to January 11, 1915, and again from January 8, 1917 to January 10, 1921.

He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1920. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 1924 presidential nomination.

James was the son of Elizabeth R. (Andrew) and Gilbert Cox. He had six children, three with his first wife, Mayme Simpson Harding, and three with his second wife, Margaretta Parker Blair.

James’s paternal grandfather was Gilbert Cox (the son of James Cox and Elizabeth). Gilbert was born in New Jersey. James was the son of John Cox and Mary Potts.

James’s paternal grandmother was Anna/Ann Craig (the daughter of John Craig and Lydia Baird). Anna was born in New Jersey. John was the son of William Craig and Eleanor Rhea. Lydia was the daughter of Zebulon Baird and Anna Smith.

James’s maternal grandfather was Abraham Andrew (the son of Adam Andreas/Andrew and Cathrina Ache). Abraham was born in Pennsylvania. Adam was the son of Johann Philipp Andreæ/Andre, who was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and of Mary Magdalena Hart.

James’s maternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Edwards. Elizabeth was born in New Jersey.

Sources: Genealogy of James M. Cox – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of James M. Cox (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
https://www.wikitree.com

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