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Magoon, Henry C. "H.C."

House 1862 (District 16)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Freeborn, Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1813 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire
Birth County: Grafton
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 10/??/1867
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: H.C.
City of Residence (when first elected): Owatonna
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mehitable Wyman Clement (married on September 24, 1839; she died on June 8, 1898)
Children: At Least Four children: Charles Edward (Governor of the Panama Canal and Cuba), and Harrison "Harry" Clifton (Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery), and Dana (sons); Fanny M. (elder daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Elijah Easton  - Son-in-Law

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Scottish ancestry.

Toensing lists his birth year as "1813?" his great, great, great granddaughter thinks he was born in 1814 or 1815.

He lived in Lowell, Massachusetts from at least 1837-1855. He moved to Owatonna, Merton Township, Steele County, Minnesota in 1856.

The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)

First name, ancestry, death year, death month, family information, birth place, birth county, family relationship, and occupation provided by a relative.

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

4th Legislative Session (1862)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 16
Elected: 10/8/1861
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/7/1862 to 1/5/1863
Counties Represented: Freeborn, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)
Committees:
  • Claims
  • Library (Chair)
  • Public Buildings
No other information has been entered for this legislator.