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Royal Arcanum
Politician members in Connecticut

  William Israel Allyn (1875-1948) — also known as William I. Allyn — of Ledyard, New London County, Conn. Born in Ledyard, New London County, Conn., January 20, 1875. Republican. Farmer; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention, 1902; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ledyard, 1905-08, 1911-12, 1917-20; member of Connecticut state senate 19th District, 1909-10; Ledyard town clerk and treasurer; New London County Auditor. Congregationalist. Member, Grange; Royal Arcanum. Died July 11, 1948 (age 73 years, 173 days). Interment at Ledyard Center Cemetery, Ledyard, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Allyn and Mary Ann (Williams) Allyn; married, January 20, 1898, to Martha A. Gardner.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernard Ira Ashmun (b. 1871) — also known as B. I. Ashmun — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., July 18, 1871. Democrat. Manufacturer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1920; director, Bridgeport Hospital. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sydney Ashmun and Rose (Hershfield) Ashmun; married to Lillian Louise Armstrong.
  James Pendleton (b. 1854) — of Stonington, New London County, Conn. Born in Stonington, New London County, Conn., July 29, 1854. Republican. Postmaster; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Stonington, 1895-98; warden (borough president) of Stonington, Connecticut, 1896-97; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1896; member of Connecticut state senate 9th District, 1899-1900. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harris Pendleton (1811-1890) and Sarah (Chester) Pendleton (died 1883); brother of Harris Pendleton (1845-?); married, June 12, 1884, to Sarah Elizabeth Potter; great-grandnephew of Nathan Pendleton (1754-1841); first cousin twice removed of Nathan Pendleton (1779-1827); second cousin once removed of Charles Marsh Pendleton, James Monroe Pendleton (1822-1889), Cyrus Henry Pendleton and Cornelius Welles Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Burrows; third cousin of Calvin Crane Pendleton, Edward Wheeler Pendleton, Joseph Palmer Dyer, Charles Henry Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton, Nathan William Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Lorenzo Burrows and Claudius Victor Pendleton; fourth cousin of Enoch C. Chapman.
  Political family: Pendleton family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Thomas Lawrence Reilly (1858-1924) — also known as Thomas L. Reilly — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., September 20, 1858. Democrat. Newspaper editor; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1906-11; U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1911-15 (2nd District 1911-13, 3rd District 1913-15); defeated, 1908 (2nd District), 1914 (3rd District), 1916 (3rd District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1916; New Haven County Sheriff, 1918-24. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Royal Arcanum. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 6, 1924 (age 65 years, 290 days). Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John Reilly and Catherine (Fagan) Reilly.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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