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Frank Steunenberg
Birth: Aug. 8, 1861
Death: Dec. 30, 1905
Caldwell
Canyon County
Idaho, USA

Governor of Idaho. In 1896, Steunenberg won the Democratic nomination by endorsing "fusion" with the Populist ticket, then went on to win the governorship by the biggest landslide in Idaho's history. When labor violence erupted in northern Idaho in 1899, Governor Steunenberg took a tough stance. He declared martial law and asked President McKinley to send federal troops, leading to the arrest of hundreds of union activists. Frank Steunenberg was returning to his home in Caldwell, Idaho shortly after six p.m. on December 30, 1905. He pulled a wooden slide thata opened the gate to his side door, triggering a bomb that blew him ten feet into the air. Within an hour, he was dead. Steunenberg's assassination was retaliation for his strong anti-union measures.

 (bio by: David M. Habben) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eveline Keppel Steunenberg (1863 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  Julian Pope Steunenberg (1886 - 1966)*
  Felix Steunenberg (1888 - 1894)*
  Frances Lucy Steunenberg Eastman (1892 - 1956)*
  Frank Willis Steunenberg (1900 - 1990)*
  Edna Jessie Steunenberg Maves (1902 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Canyon Hill Cemetery
Caldwell
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 43.69063, -116.67757
 
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Record added: Jul 02, 2002
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Frank Steunenberg
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Frank Steunenberg
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Frank Steunenberg
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