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Bursley-Carter family of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan

Note: This is just one of 1,130 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  David Bursley (1803-1884) — of Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass. Born in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass., November 3, 1803. Postmaster at Barnstable, Mass., 1851-52. Died November 7, 1884 (age 81 years, 4 days). Interment at Cobb's Hill Cemetery, Barnstable, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Bursley (1772-1836) and Susannah (Crocker) Bursley (1773-1828); first cousin thrice removed of Gilbert E. Bursley (1913-1998) and Mary Carter.
  Political family: Bursley-Carter family of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Collins Lothrop Carter (1906-1983) — also known as Collins L. Carter — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in 1906. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., July 12, 1983 (age about 77 years). Interment at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Nelle Clark (Collins) Carter (1875-1949) and Philander Lothrop Carter (1876-1938); married, May 6, 1938, to Mary Aldrich Bursley (1914-2012).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gilbert E. Bursley (1913-1998) — also known as "Mr. Education" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 28, 1913. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961-64; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1965-78; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1978; president, Cleary College, Ypsilanti, Mich., 1978-84. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks. Died September 20, 1998 (age 85 years, 204 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Phillip Everette Bursley (1880-1968) and Flora (Peters) Bursley (1883-1961); brother of Mary Carter; first cousin thrice removed of David Bursley (1803-1884).
  Political family: Bursley-Carter family of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mary Carter (1914-2012) — also known as Mary Aldrich Bursley; Mrs. Collins L. Carter — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 14, 1914. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959-63. Female. Died in Onekama, Manistee County, Mich., September 20, 2012 (age 97 years, 342 days). Interment at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Phillip Everette Bursley (1880-1968) and Flora (Peters) Bursley (1883-1961); sister of Gilbert E. Bursley; married, May 6, 1938, to Collins Lothrop Carter; first cousin thrice removed of David Bursley (1803-1884).
  Political family: Bursley-Carter family of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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