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  • ID: I343898
  • Name: Ralph Oberlin PLUMB
  • RELA: 9th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 MAR 1816 in Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 1865 Cpt., Union Army
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois BET 4 MAR 1885 AND 3 MAR 1889
  • Death: 8 APR 1903 in Streator, LaSalle Co., IL
  • Event: Sound
  • Note:
    PLUMB, Ralph, a Representative from Illinois; born in Busti, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 29, 1816; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Ohio; member of the State house of representatives in 1855; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as captain and quartermaster of Volunteers 1861-1865; was brevetted lieutenant colonel; moved to Illinois in 1866 and settled in Streator; engaged in the mining of coal and the building of railroads; mayor of Streator, Ill., 1882-1885; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); engaged in banking until his death in Streator, Ill., April 8, 1903; interment in Riverview Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Theron PLUMB b: 18 AUG 1783 in Richmond, Berkshire Co., MA
    Mother: Harriet MERRY b: 1788 in Herkimer Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Marilla E. BORDEN b: 16 SEP 1818
    • Married: 15 OCT 1838 in Hartford, Licking Co., OH
    1. Has No Children Lucy Geraldine PLUMB b: 21 JUL 1841
    2. Has No Children Harriet Eliza PLUMB b: 6 MAY 1843
    3. Has No Children Francenia Mertilla PLUMB b: 23 MAY 1847
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