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Cyrus Aldrich

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Born: June 18, 1808

Birthplace: Smithfield, Rhode Island

Father: Colonel Dexter Aldrich 1775 – 1848
(Buried: Union Cemetery Annex North, Smithfield, Rhode Island)​

Mother: Margery White 1778 – 1836
(Buried: Union Cemetery Annex North, Smithfield, Rhode Island)​

Wife: Clara A. Heaton 1824 – 1912
(Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota)​

Children:

Villa A. Aldrich Wright 1846 – 1909​
(Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota)​
Abbey Amelia Aldrich 1853 – 1853​
(Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota)​
Dr. Henry Clay Aldrich 1857 – 1922​
(Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
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Clara Estelle Aldrich 1860 – 1860​
(Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota)​

Political Party: Republican Party
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Occupation before War:

Sailor, boatman, farmer, and Contractor of Public Works, mail carrier​
1837 – 1855: Lived in Alton, Illinois​
1845 – 1847: Illinois State Representative​
1847 – 1849: Jo Daviess County, Illinois register of deeds​
1849 – 1853: Receiver for United States Land Office in Dixon, Illinois​
1855 – 1859: Lumber Businessman in Minneapolis, Minnesota​
1856: Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1857: Member of Minnesota State Constitutional Convention​
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Minnesota​
1859 – 1863: Member of House Agriculture Committee​
1859 – 1861: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee​
1859 – 1863: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Chairman of House Indian Affairs Committee​
1862: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to Congress.​
1863: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Senator​
1863: U.S. Commissioner to examine claims of Sioux War​
1865: Minnesota State Representative​

Occupation after War:

Chairman of Minneapolis, Minnesota Board of Supervisors​
1867 – 1871: United States Postmaster of Minneapolis, Minnesota​

Died: October 5, 1871

Place of Death: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cause of Death: Heart Disease and Old Age

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
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