Woodford County, Illinois Politicians
Woodford County, Genealogy Trails

Howard Lincoln Snyder was born in Eureka on October 10, 1878. He was a physician and Mayor of Winfield, Kansas in 1921. He died in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas on August 16, 1940. He is buried at Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Kansas.

Ernest Eugene Jackman was born in Lowpoint on March 4, 1884. He was also known as E. E. Jackman. Mr. Jackman married Ruth Waggner on April 24, 1912. He was a Republican, lawyer, member of the Nebraska State House of Representatives 88th District from 1927-31. He was a candidate in primary for U. S. Representative from Nebraska in 1934 & 1936. Mr. Jackman burial location is unknown.

Edward Thomas Taylor was also known as Edward T. Taylor. Mr. Taylor was born in Metamora on June 19, 1858. He was a Democrat, a lawyer and a member of the Colorado State Senate between 1896-1908. He was a representative from Colorado from 1909-41 dying in office that last year. He was a Methodist, a member of the Free Masons, Knights Templar, Shriners, Elks, Knights of Pythias, and Odd Fellow. He is buried at Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Colorado (d. Sept. 3, 1941).

Frank Frantz a Republican, was born in Roanoke on May 7, 1869. Mr. Frantz served the U. S. Army during the Spanish-American War, was Governor of Oklahoma Territory from 1906-7, a candidate for U. S. representative from Oklahoma 1st District in 1932. His choice of religion was Presbyterian. Mr. Frantz died in Muskogee, Muskogee Co., Oklahoma on March 9, 1941 and is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Simon E. Lantz was from Congerville, born in Carlock, McLean Co, Illinois (unknown date). He was a farmer and a Republican who was a member of the Illinois State Senate 16th District between 1917-55 and a candidate for U. S. Representative from Illinois in 1938. Mr. Lantz burial location is unknown.

Isaac Hammers, a Republican, was from El Paso. He was delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois in 1904. His burial location is not known.

Frank B. Stitt was also a Republican from El Paso. Mr. Stitt was a delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois in 1912. His burial location is unknown.

Frank G. Robinson was an alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois in 1924. He was from El Paso. It's not known where he is buried.

C. J. Alyea was also an alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois in 1928 and from El Paso. Burial place unknown.

D. C. Belsley was a Democrat from Eureka. Mr. Belsley was a delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois in 1916, is presumed deceased with burial location unknown.

James E. Anderson lived in Eureka while serving the Illinois Republican State Central Committee in 1943, was a delegate to Republican National Convention in 1960. Mr. Anderson was still living in 1960.

Samuel J. Cross lived somewhere is Woodford Co. (town unknown). He was a delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention in Woodford Co. in 1847. His burial location is not known.

Charles H. Ireland also lived in Woodford Co., location unknown. He was a Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 16th District from 1920-22, is presumed deceased with burial location unknown.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson was born in Christian Co., Kentucky on October 23, 1835. Mr. Stevenson married Letitia Green on December 20, 1866, was the father of Lewis Green and grandfather of McLean Stevenson (the actor and comedian who played Col. Blake on the series "M A S H "). Mr. Stevenson was a lawyer, a Democrat, a candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, in 1864, U. S. Representative from Illinois 13th District from 1879-81, a delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1892 and Vice President of the United States in 1893-97 (defeated 1900). Mr. Stevenson was of Scotch-Irish ancestry, a member of the Freemasons, and on the council of Foreign Relations. He died in Cook Co. Illinois on June 14, 1914 and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois

Marcellus W. Wilson resided in Metamora in 1896 while serving as a Presidential Elector (unknown burial location).

Ryan William was a democrat who lived in Woodford Co. He was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936.

R. M. Schneider was known as "Bob". He lived in Metamora during the 1960's. A Democrat, he served as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

James L. Booth also lived in Metamora. He was a Republican, Chair of the Woodford Co. Republican Party in 2002.

Frederick J. Simater, of Minonk, was a Republican who was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, an alternate in 1908, 1916, and 1920. Mr. Simater is buried at the Minonk Community Cemetery.

W. H. Ryan resided in Minonk as well. He was a Democrat, a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1913.

A. H. Parks of Minonk, was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1920.

Chester R. Denson, also of Minonk, was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, an alternate in 1928.

Edward F. Riely of Minonk, Democrat, alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1940.

Roy E. Beer, resided in Roanoke. He was the Chair of Woodford Co. Democratic Party in 1950.

H. V. Graybill was a Democrat who resided in Secor. Mr. Graybill was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1924 & 1928.

Jayne Menssen also of Secor, delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2004.

Samuel J. Cross - delegate to the Illinois State Constitutional Convention Woodford County, 1847.

Charles H. Ireland - delegate to the Illinois State Constitutional Convention 16th District, 1920-22.


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