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|Birth: ||Jul., 1840|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1914|
He is on the 1900 census in Elmwood township. He stated his father was from Holland and his mother was English. He was a naturalized citizen and had lived in the US for 36 years having came in 1864, He was a farmer and single.
1841 census for St Mary Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets. Father is a grocer on Petticoat Lane. Born in Whitechapel in July 1840. In 1861 listed as a grocer living in Petticoat Lane as son of Esther Nathan?
Listed as "Father of Socialism in Beaver County" on his marker. This may seem strange but isn't. Farmers were squeezed between low prices for crops and sky high interest charges by banks and rates by railroads. With the collapse of the Farmer's Union and Farmer's Alliance, farmers looked for a populist party. In remote and rural areas they joined the Socialist Party in droves and during the first two decades of this century competed directly with the two major political parties for control of the state.
The Beaver Herald newspaper, which he subscribed to, says he was an old settler and died at the home of John Miller and lived on the Cottonwood 7 miles southeast of Beaver. He had no known family but a host of friends. John Miller applied for letters of administration to settle his estate.
In 1908 he was a witness to a neighbor applying for final title to his homestead. The same year he was judged insane by a county board due to his belief in socialism. Sheriff Miller and Frank Laughrin took him to the insane asylum in Fort Supply making the road trip of 175 miles in one day.
But he was released and returned home.
Busch Chapel Cemetery
Plot: Row D, space 18
Created by: Ash Montagu
Record added: Oct 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11973224
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