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Joseph Baltzell Showalter

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Birth
Smithfield, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
3 Dec 1932 (aged 81)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA GPS-Latitude: 40.8727452, Longitude: -79.8968829
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US Congressman, Entrepreneur. He was a United States Representative from the State of Pennsylvania. He was born one of six children to Levi Showalter (1805-1889), and his wife Elizabeth Sarah Baltzell Showalter (1818-1909), in Smithfield, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1851. He was educated locally and at the common public schools before entering the prestigious Georges Creek Academy in Smithfield, Pennsylvania. After his education, he moved around a lot and taught school in the State of West Virginia, the State of Illinois, and in the State of Indiana from 1867 to 1873, before settling in Chicora, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged in the production of petroleum and natural gas in 1873. He then studied medicine at the prestigious Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883, and at the prestigious College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland, and eventually graduated from there in 1884. He then moved back to Chicora, Pennsylvania, and continued with his medical practice from 1884 to 1890. During this time he also resumed his production of petroleum and natural gas before taking an interest in politics. He then decided to enter public service and was elected as a Member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (or Legislature), in 1887 and 1888. He also served as a Member of the Pennsylvania State House Representatives representing the 41st District from 1889 to 1892. He then was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James J. Davidson (1861-1897), on January 2, 1897. He finished out United States Representative James J. Davidson's (1861-1897), term, and also during this time he was re-elected to replace the outgoing United States Representative Thomas Wharton Phillips (1835-1912), who had represented Pennsylvania's 25th District (Fifty-Third Congress and Fifty-Fourth Congress), in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1897. A Member of the Republican Party, he then was re-elected and served Pennsylvania's 25th District (Fifty-Sixth Congress and Fifty-Seventh Congress), in the United States House of Representatives from April 20, 1897, to March 3, 1903. He was re-elected in 1898, and 1900, but was not a Candidate for re-election shortly thereafter and retired. Following his term in the United States Congress, he was succeeded in office by the incoming United States Representative Arthur Laban Bates (1859-1934), on March 4, 1903. After leaving the United States Congress, he resumed his former business pursuits and later moved to Butler, Pennsylvania. He then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and finally to the State of Florida where he was engaged in the development of land until his death. He passed away from complications of a stroke at his home in Washington, D.C., on December 3, 1932, at the age of 81. Following his death, his funeral service was held at Speare's Funeral Home in Washington, D.C., and he was buried in North Side Cemetery in Butler, Pennsylvania. He was married to Ella Marian McKee Showalter (1856-1944), on March 25, 1879, with whom he had six children including, Levi McKee Showalter (1880-1944), Genevieve Showalter (1882-1904), Elizabeth Pauline Showalter (1885-1959), Joseph Baltzell Showalter Jr. (1888-1891), Lucille M. Showalter (1896-1974), and John Baltzell Showalter (1896-1942). His wife Ella passed away in Tampa, Florida, on June 25, 1944, at the age of 88, and she was buried with him in the Family Plot in Calvary Cemetery in Butler, Pennsylvania. He was closely related to Judge John William Showalter (1844-1898), who served as a Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the 7th Circuit from 1895 to 1898, and as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit from 1895 to 1898, who passed away on December 10, 1898, while still in office.
US Congressman, Entrepreneur. He was a United States Representative from the State of Pennsylvania. He was born one of six children to Levi Showalter (1805-1889), and his wife Elizabeth Sarah Baltzell Showalter (1818-1909), in Smithfield, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1851. He was educated locally and at the common public schools before entering the prestigious Georges Creek Academy in Smithfield, Pennsylvania. After his education, he moved around a lot and taught school in the State of West Virginia, the State of Illinois, and in the State of Indiana from 1867 to 1873, before settling in Chicora, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged in the production of petroleum and natural gas in 1873. He then studied medicine at the prestigious Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883, and at the prestigious College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland, and eventually graduated from there in 1884. He then moved back to Chicora, Pennsylvania, and continued with his medical practice from 1884 to 1890. During this time he also resumed his production of petroleum and natural gas before taking an interest in politics. He then decided to enter public service and was elected as a Member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (or Legislature), in 1887 and 1888. He also served as a Member of the Pennsylvania State House Representatives representing the 41st District from 1889 to 1892. He then was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James J. Davidson (1861-1897), on January 2, 1897. He finished out United States Representative James J. Davidson's (1861-1897), term, and also during this time he was re-elected to replace the outgoing United States Representative Thomas Wharton Phillips (1835-1912), who had represented Pennsylvania's 25th District (Fifty-Third Congress and Fifty-Fourth Congress), in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1897. A Member of the Republican Party, he then was re-elected and served Pennsylvania's 25th District (Fifty-Sixth Congress and Fifty-Seventh Congress), in the United States House of Representatives from April 20, 1897, to March 3, 1903. He was re-elected in 1898, and 1900, but was not a Candidate for re-election shortly thereafter and retired. Following his term in the United States Congress, he was succeeded in office by the incoming United States Representative Arthur Laban Bates (1859-1934), on March 4, 1903. After leaving the United States Congress, he resumed his former business pursuits and later moved to Butler, Pennsylvania. He then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and finally to the State of Florida where he was engaged in the development of land until his death. He passed away from complications of a stroke at his home in Washington, D.C., on December 3, 1932, at the age of 81. Following his death, his funeral service was held at Speare's Funeral Home in Washington, D.C., and he was buried in North Side Cemetery in Butler, Pennsylvania. He was married to Ella Marian McKee Showalter (1856-1944), on March 25, 1879, with whom he had six children including, Levi McKee Showalter (1880-1944), Genevieve Showalter (1882-1904), Elizabeth Pauline Showalter (1885-1959), Joseph Baltzell Showalter Jr. (1888-1891), Lucille M. Showalter (1896-1974), and John Baltzell Showalter (1896-1942). His wife Ella passed away in Tampa, Florida, on June 25, 1944, at the age of 88, and she was buried with him in the Family Plot in Calvary Cemetery in Butler, Pennsylvania. He was closely related to Judge John William Showalter (1844-1898), who served as a Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the 7th Circuit from 1895 to 1898, and as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit from 1895 to 1898, who passed away on December 10, 1898, while still in office.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7178894/joseph_baltzell-showalter: accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Baltzell Showalter (11 Feb 1851–3 Dec 1932), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7178894, citing North Side Cemetery, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.