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Col Ralph Plumb
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1816
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1903
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA

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.
Married Marilla E. Borden 15 Oct 1838, Hartford, Trumbull Co., OH. Father of Lucy Geraldine (Fawcett) Plumb, Harriet Eliza and Francenia Merilla. 
Family links: 
  Marilla E. Borden Plumb (1818 - 1904)*
  Lucy Geraldine Plumb Plumb (1841 - 1875)*
  Harriet Eliza Plumb (1843 - 1861)*
  Francenia Mertilla "Frankie" Plumb (1847 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverview Cemetery
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 17 Lot 75
GPS (lat/lon): 41.12421, -88.84901
Maintained by: Joanie
Originally Created by: Janice Buchanan
Record added: Sep 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11732658
Col Ralph Plumb
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
Col Ralph Plumb
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
Col Ralph Plumb
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
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