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  Sylvester John Abbott (1852-1923) — also known as S. John Abbott — of Milford, Kent County, Del. Born in Milford, Kent County, Del., March 23, 1852. Republican. Fruit grower; organizer of the C. D. Abbott & Company department store; banker; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 5th District, 1899-1902. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died, from chronic nephritis and uremia, in Milford, Sussex County, Del., August 24, 1923 (age 71 years, 154 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Wilson Abbott (1827-1899) and Mary Catherine (Purnell) Abbott (1833-1887); married, October 20, 1887, to Rosalie Nicholls (1857-1925).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wilbur Louis Adams (1884-1937) — also known as Wilbur L. Adams — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., October 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1924; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1933-35; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1934. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Died in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 4, 1937 (age 53 years, 42 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Dunning Adams and Sarah Lavinia (Thompson) Adams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Frank Allee (1857-1938) — also known as J. Frank Allee — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., December 2, 1857. Republican. Jeweler; president, Bay State Gas Company of Delaware; president, Staten Island Brick Company; Delaware Republican state chair, 1886-96; member of Delaware state senate, 1899-1903 (Kent County 1st District 1899-1900, Kent County 2nd District 1901-02, Kent County 3rd District 1903); resigned 1903; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1903-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904 (member, Credentials Committee). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., October 12, 1938 (age 80 years, 314 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Francis Allee (1811-1889) and Martha Jane (Day) Allee (1836-1919); brother of Douglass C. Allee; married, January 18, 1882, to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Stevens (1858-1943); father of James Frank Allee, Jr. (1884-1956).
  Political family: Allee family of Dover, Delaware.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Franklin Allen (1883-1946) — also known as William F. Allen; "Lovebird Allen" — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., January 19, 1883. Democrat. Telegrapher; railway station agent; fruit and produce dealer; real estate business; oil business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1920; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 2nd District, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1937-39; Liberal Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in a hospital at Lewes, Sussex County, Del., June 14, 1946 (age 63 years, 146 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Franklin 'Frank' Allen and Mollie (Smith) Allen; married, April 16, 1905, to Mary Addie Davis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Musgrove Allmond (1866-1945) — also known as Charles M. Allmond — of Carrcroft, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 20, 1866. Physician; mayor of Newark, Del., 1895; president, Delaware Terra Cotta Company. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Woodmen of the World. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 2, 1945 (age 79 years, 255 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah Martin (Palmer) Allmond (1835-1896) and John Peckworth Allmond (1835-1912); married to Emma Delano Lobdell (1870-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Peckworth Allmond (1835-1912) — also known as John P. Allmond — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Brandywine (now part of Wilmington), New Castle County, Del., May 6, 1835. Democrat. Grocer; bank director; brick-making business; mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1878-82; vice-president, Peoples Railway Co. (Peoples Trolley), 1901-12. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 24, 1912 (age 76 years, 323 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Allmond (1793-1882) and Phebe (Jefferis) Allmond (1797-1857); married, June 24, 1856, to Sarah Martin Palmer (1835-1896); father of Charles Musgrove Allmond (1866-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Hall Anderson (1878-1936) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Milford, Sussex County, Del., November 12, 1878. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1925-29. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1936 (age about 57 years). Interment at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Near Frederica, Kent County, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James F. Anderson and Sarah G. (Hall) Anderson; married, September 17, 1907, to Blanche V. Brown (died 1932).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Wolfkiel Bacon (1880-1962) — also known as Walter W. Bacon — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., January 20, 1880. Republican. Department head, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. chemical firm, 1903-18; treasurer, Buick Motor Company, 1918-30; mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1935-40; Governor of Delaware, 1941-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1944, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 18, 1962 (age 82 years, 57 days). Interment at Old Drawyer's Presbyterian Churchyard, Odessa, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John G. Bacon and Margaret (Foster) Bacon; married, November 28, 1906, to Mabel H. McDaniel (1882-1962).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Bancroft (1875-1936) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Rockford (now part of Wilmington), New Castle County, Del., May 18, 1875. Democrat. Chemical engineer; executive, Joseph Bancroft & Sons chemical manufacturing firm; director of railroads and insurance companies; candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1924. Quaker. Member, American Chemical Society; Theta Xi; Freemasons; Elks. Injured in a fall down stairs, and died a few days later, from pneumonia, in the Homeopathic Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 6, 1936 (age 60 years, 354 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bancroft, Jr. (1840-1915) and Mary Askew (Richardson) Bancroft (1847-1933); married, October 29, 1902, to Elizabeth Ann Howard (1871-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747-1812) — of Delaware. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1747. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1783-85; Delaware state attorney general, 1784-90; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; delegate to Delaware convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1787; member of Delaware state senate, 1788; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1789; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1789-1812; died in office 1812. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 30, 1812 (age about 64 years). Original interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard, Wilmington, Del.; reinterment at Masonic Home Cemetery, Christiana, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Gunning Bedford (1720-1802) and Susannah (Jacquett) Bedford (1724-1766); married 1770 to Jane Ballareau Parker (1746-1831); first cousin of Gunning Bedford (1742-1797).
  Political family: Read family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Eugene Donald Bookhammer (1918-2013) — also known as Eugene D. Bookhammer — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Lingo Landing, Sussex County, Del., June 14, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lumber mill business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1952, 1956, 1960 (alternate); member of Delaware state senate, 1963-68 (Sussex County 5th District 1963-64, 18th District 1965-68); Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1969-77. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., February 23, 2013 (age 94 years, 254 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Hayes Bookhammer (1876-1959) and Winifred Hopkins (Jenkins) Bookhammer (1879-1966); married 1942 to Mary Catherine 'Kitty' Williams (1918-2005).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard Wellington Bramhall (1895-1962) — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., November 18, 1895. Lawyer; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1954-57. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., July 7, 1962 (age 66 years, 231 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Wellington Bramhall (1829-1899) and Nancy Jane 'Jennie' (Bradley) Bramhall (1856-1945); married, August 27, 1923, to Margaret Purnell Townsend (1898-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Broom (1752-1810) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 17, 1752. Surveyor; postmaster at Wilmington, Del., 1776-92; member of Delaware state legislature, 1784-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; banker; cotton mill business. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 25, 1810 (age 57 years, 190 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James Broom and Esther (Willis) Broom; married 1773 to Rachel Pierce; father of James Madison Broom (1776-1850); grandfather of Jacob Broom.
  Political family: Broom family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Penrose Buckson (b. 1920) — also known as David P. Buckson — of Camden, Kent County, Del.; Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Townsend, New Castle County, Del., July 25, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1956; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1957-60; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1960; Governor of Delaware, 1960-61; defeated, 1964; Delaware state attorney general, 1963-71. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sigma Nu. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Elbert Nostrand Carvel (1910-2005) — also known as Elbert N. Carvel; "Big Bert" — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born in Shelter Island, Suffolk County, N.Y., February 9, 1910. Democrat. Fertilizer manufacturer; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1945-49; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1946-47, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Governor of Delaware, 1949-53, 1961-65; defeated, 1952; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1958, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Grange; Sigma Delta Kappa; Alpha Zeta. Died in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., February 6, 2005 (age 94 years, 363 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Queen Anne's County, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Arnold Wrightson Carvel and Elizabeth (Nostrand) Carvel; married, December 17, 1932, to Ann Hall Valliant.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse Sherwood Cooper, Jr. (1899-1971) — also known as Jesse S. Cooper, Jr. — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y.; Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., March 13, 1899. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1928; Delaware state treasurer, 1945-46; defeated, 1946. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of the American Revolution. In 1950, he quietly helped Sen. John J. Williams to expose corruption in the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, but his role was not disclosed until after his death. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., 1971 (age about 72 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Sherwood Cooper (1873-1904) and Juliette Gardner (Minard) Cooper (1873-1966); married, April 19, 1937, to Elizabeth Roberts (1905-1985).
  The Jesse S. Cooper Building (Delaware Health and Social Services division), in Dover, Delaware, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Du Hamel Denney (1873-1953) — also known as William D. Denney — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born near Dover, Kent County, Del., March 31, 1873. Republican. Insurance business; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 2nd District, 1905-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1908 (alternate), 1924, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Delaware, 1921-25; Delaware Republican state chair, 1926-28. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Elsmere, New Castle County, Del., November 21, 1953 (age 80 years, 235 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Denney and Anna (du Hamel) Denney; married, October 27, 1917, to Alice Godwin.
  Howard Hamilton Dickerson (1884-1966) — also known as Howard H. Dickerson — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born in 1884. Democrat. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 5th District, 1925-26; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 3rd District, 1947-50; Delaware state treasurer, 1955-56. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Grange. Suffered a heart attack, and died soon after, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1966 (age about 82 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Levin Newton Dickerson (1855-1912) and Levica Ann (Owens) Dickerson (1857-1942); married to Mary Alice Phillips (1887-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Dickinson (1732-1808) — also known as "Penman of the Revolution" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born near Trappe, Talbot County, Md., November 13, 1732. Planter; lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-76; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1779; member of Delaware state legislative council from New Castle County, 1781; President of Delaware, 1781-83; President of Pennsylvania, 1782-85; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County, 1793. Quaker; later Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 14, 1808 (age 75 years, 93 days). Interment at Friends Burial Ground, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dickinson and Mary (Cadwalader) Dickinson; brother of Philemon Dickinson (1739-1809); married, July 19, 1770, to Mary 'Polly' Norris.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Elisha Dukes (b. 1913) — of Selbyville, Sussex County, Del. Born in Frankford, Sussex County, Del., February 28, 1913. Secretary of state of Delaware, 1961-69. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James S. Evans (1873-1950) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Joanna Heights, Berks County, Pa., February 25, 1873. Republican. Railway freight agent; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 3rd District, 1927-28, 1935-38; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 1st District, 1943-50; died in office 1950. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart attack, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 24, 1950 (age 77 years, 27 days). Interment at Mt. Salem Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Martha Borem (died 1931).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Allen Frear, Jr. (1903-1993) — also known as J. Allen Frear, Jr. — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Rising Sun, Kent County, Del., March 7, 1903. Democrat. Banker; president, Kent General Hospital, 1947-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956, 1960; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1949-61; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1961-63; candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1972. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary; Sigma Nu. Died January 15, 1993 (age 89 years, 314 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Frear and Clara (Lowber) Frear; married, February 11, 1933, to Esther Viola Schauer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Percy Warren Green (b. 1889) — also known as P. Warren Green — of Pullman, Whitman County, Wash.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Booth's Corner, Delaware County, Pa., August 18, 1889. Republican. College professor; lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 1933-39; appointed 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Green and Elizabeth Ellen (Talley) Green; married, December 17, 1931, to Maria Ellen Reynolds.
  Leonard G. Hagner (b. 1894) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 19, 1894. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1953-61. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Albert Hagner and Eva Boyer (Hoopes) Hagner; married, September 3, 1955, to Wilhelmina S. Syfrit.
  Daniel Oren Hastings (1874-1966) — also known as Daniel O. Hastings — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Centerville, New Castle County, Del. Born near Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., March 5, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Delaware, 1909; appointed 1909; resigned 1909; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1909-11; appointed 1909; resigned 1911; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1920 (alternate), 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936, 1944 (alternate), 1952; member, Credentials Committee, 1928, 1952; speaker, 1928; member, Resolutions Committee, 1936; member, Arrangements Committee, 1940; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1928-37; appointed 1928; defeated, 1936; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1937-40. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 9, 1966 (age 92 years, 65 days). Interment at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Owls Nest, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel H. Hastings and Amelia Ellen (Parsons) Hastings; married, April 19, 1898, to Carrie L. Saxton (1872-1930).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Burton S. Heal (1884-1979) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Holly Oak, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 2, 1884. Republican. Clerk of the Delaware House of Representatives, 1925; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 6th District, 1935-36; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 3rd District, 1939-42; New Castle County Recorder of Deeds, 1943-54. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Introduced the bill to designate the Blue Hen as the Delaware state bird. Died, in Memorial Division hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 17, 1979 (age 95 years, 107 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  William B. Huston (1879-1948) — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born January 31, 1879. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1936; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 2nd District, 1941-44. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 11, 1948 (age 69 years, 193 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph S. Keenan (1903-1982) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 13, 1903. Republican. Painting contractor; police officer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 3rd District, 1943-48, 1961-64; member of Delaware state senate 4th District, 1967-68. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners. Died, in the Delaware Division hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 23, 1982 (age 79 years, 10 days). Interment at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Alvin Lingo, Jr. (1873-1925) — also known as John A. Lingo — of Rehoboth, Sussex County, Del. Born in 1873. Republican. Merchant; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 10th District, 1925; died in office 1925. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Accidentally swallowed poisonous Lysol disinfectant, and died en route to a hospital, in his doctor's car, near Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 14, 1925 (age about 52 years). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Alvin Lingo and Hettie Jane (Baker) Lingo (1846-1936); brother of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo and Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949); second cousin of Asher H. Lingo; second cousin once removed of Carlton Leroy Lingo and Joseph W. Prettyman.
  Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac James MacCollum (b. 1889) — also known as Isaac J. MacCollum — of Wyoming, Kent County, Del. Born in Fenwick Island, Sussex County, Del., August 18, 1889. Democrat. Physician; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1941-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1944 (alternate), 1948; candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1944. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; American Medical Association. Burial location unknown.
  Nutter David Marvel, Sr. (1902-1988) — also known as Nutter D. Marvel — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., June 30, 1902. Democrat. Oil supply business; owner of gas stations; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 9th District, 1949-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960; member, Delaware Public Service Commission, 1961-73. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners. Famed for his collection of horsedrawn carriages, which participated in parades and were displayed in his private museum. Died, following a stroke, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., July 22, 1988 (age 86 years, 22 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles H. Marvel (1857-1926) and Martha Rebecca (Hopkins) Marvel (1864-1926); married to Willie F. Barr (1905-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  H. Edward Maull, Sr. (1914-1982) — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born January 3, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1968. Member, Freemasons. Died March 26, 1982 (age 68 years, 82 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Marriner Maull (1885-1946) and Lida Emerson (Burton) Maull (1889-1962); married to Irene Turner (1915-2005); second great-grandnephew of Joseph Maull; second cousin of Harold Vincent Maull (1917-1999); second cousin twice removed of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; third cousin once removed of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) and George Clifton Maull; fourth cousin of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986).
  Political family: Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "I've had a wonderful life."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Ennis Mayhew (1906-1972) — also known as Harry E. Mayhew — of Milford, Kent County, Del. Born in Milford, Sussex County, Del., April 16, 1906. Democrat. Trucking business; coal and ice dealer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 10th District, 1955-58; Speaker of the Delaware State House of Representatives, 1957-58; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 5th District, 1959-62; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners; Rotary. Suffered a heart attack while he and his wife were driving home from Wilmington, and was dead on arrival at Kent General Hospital, Dover, Kent County, Del., July 21, 1972 (age 66 years, 96 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Delilah Ann 'Lida' (Deputy) Mayhew (1870-1940) and James Henry Mayhew (1872-1943); married, July 28, 1928, to Frances Abbott (1909-2000); third cousin twice removed of Harry Marshall Deputy (1876-1962) and Willard Francis Deputy; fourth cousin of Delmar E. Deputy.
  Political family: Deputy family of Milford, Delaware.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Calvin Robert McCullough (1902-1984) — also known as Calvin R. McCullough — of Holloway Terrace, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., September 29, 1902. Democrat. Contractor; bank director; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 10th District, 1949-50; member of Delaware state senate, 1955-80 (New Castle County 5th District 1955-64, 11th District 1965-72, 12th District 1973-80); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1968. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Moose. Died, from cancer, in Holloway Terrace, New Castle County, Del., October 8, 1984 (age 82 years, 9 days). Interment at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Charlotte Virginia Brown (1907-2000).
  Calvin R. McCullough Elementary School (now Calvin R. McCullough Middle School), in New Castle, Delaware, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Comegys Paradee (1883-1957) — also known as William C. Paradee — of Magnolia, Kent County, Del. Born July 9, 1883. Democrat. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 8th District, 1927-28, 1951-52; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 5th District, 1955-57; died in office 1957. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, the day after an emergency appendectomy, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Kent County, Del., January 11, 1957 (age 73 years, 186 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Married 1905 to Sara A. Carson (1885-1949); married to Bertha Rogers.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Thomas Pilling (1864-1951) — also known as Richard T. Pilling — of Kiamensi, New Castle County, Del. Born in Kiamensi, New Castle County, Del., 1864. Republican. Woollen manufacturer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 8th District, 1901-02; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Towson, Baltimore County, Md., April 1, 1951 (age about 86 years). Interment at St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Pilling and Mary E. R. (Vandergrift) Pilling; married, November 26, 1888, to Emily A. Miller (1867-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Johnson Ridgely (1913-1990) — also known as Henry J. Ridgely — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Camden, Kent County, Del., November 17, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956 (alternate). Member, Sigma Nu; American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Odd Fellows; Grange; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, from kidney failure, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Kent County, Del., September 10, 1990 (age 76 years, 297 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles du Pont Ridgely and Helene Marjorie (Rudolph) Ridgely (1881-1971); grandson of Daniel M. Ridgely; second great-grandson of Henry Moore Ridgely (1779-1847); second great-grandnephew of Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Ridgely family of Dover, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William A. Simonton (1871-1951) — also known as "Cap" — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., September 28, 1871. Republican. Executive at Du Pont chemical company; director of Delaware Maryland Virginia Railroad; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 1st District, 1923-38. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks. Died, following a heart attack, at Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 9, 1951 (age 80 years, 11 days). Interment at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Owls Nest, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Richard Simonton (1836-1887) and Lucy (Richardson) Simonton (1841-1883); married, December 10, 1892, to Hettie May Hull (1871-1961).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James T. Sloan (b. 1886) — of Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 17, 1886. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1941. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Sigma Delta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 26, 1917, to Blanche Marie Field.
  David Wilmer Steele (1899-1940) — also known as David W. Steele — of Ocean View, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., 1899. Republican. Poultry raiser; banker; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 4th District, 1937-40; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. While fishing off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, he and his wife were killed in an explosion and fire aboard their cruiser, the Lure, in the North Atlantic Ocean, October 7, 1940 (age about 41 years). Interment at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ocean View, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Luke Edward Terry (1916-1998) — also known as Luke E. Terry — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Oneida, Scott County, Tenn., August 21, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1957-58, 1971-76 (Berkeley County 1957-58, 1st District 1971-74, 35th District 1975-76); defeated, 1958. Disciples of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1998 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin C. Terry (1866-1957) and Nellie (Smith) Terry (1886-1988); married to Elizabeth Johnson (1914-1999).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Gillis Townsend, Jr. (1871-1964) — also known as John G. Townsend, Jr. — of Selbyville, Sussex County, Del. Born in Bishopville, Worcester County, Md., May 31, 1871. Republican. Farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 7th District, 1903-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904 (alternate), 1908, 1924, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956, 1960; Governor of Delaware, 1917-21; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1920; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1929-41; defeated, 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Eagles; Junior Order. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 10, 1964 (age 92 years, 315 days). Interment at Selbyville Redmens Cemetery, Selbyville, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Gillis Townsend (1836-1918) and Mariedth (Dukes) Townsend (1847-1885); married 1890 to Jeannette L. Collins (1873-1917).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ruby Ross Vale (1874-1961) — also known as Ruby R. Vale — of Milford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., October 19, 1874. Republican. School principal; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1916, 1948 (alternate). Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Historical Association; Phi Kappa Psi; Theta Nu Epsilon; Freemasons; Union League. Died January 2, 1961 (age 86 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Griffith Vale (1837-1902) and Sarah Ruby (Eyster) Vale (1845-1892); married, January 21, 1901, to Maria Elizabeth Williams (1878-1920; granddaughter of Peter Foster Causey (1801-1871)).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Elmer Sherman Webb (1889-1954) — also known as E. Sherman Webb — of Odessa, New Castle County, Del. Born May 7, 1889. Democrat. Farmer; hardware and feed business; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 13th District, 1931-32; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 6th District, 1949-52. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died, from a heart attack, in Odessa, New Castle County, Del., February 12, 1954 (age 64 years, 281 days). Interment at Townsend Cemetery, Townsend, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas Webb (1850-1936) and Anne Elizabeth (Dockety) Webb (1854-1923); married to Edith Virginia Russell (1888-1917) and Blanche M. Cleaver (1893-1975); father of Jeanne Webb (1922-2016; who married Sherman Willard Tribbitt (1922-2010)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John James Williams (1904-1988) — also known as John J. Williams — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born near Frankford, Sussex County, Del., May 17, 1904. Republican. Feed business; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1947-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1948, 1956. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., January 11, 1988 (age 83 years, 239 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.
  Relatives: Married 1924 to Elsie Steele.
  Cross-reference: Jesse S. Cooper, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Dale Edward Wolf (b. 1924) — also known as Dale E. Wolf — of near Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., September 6, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; vice-president of pharmaceutical business for the E. I. Du Pont chemical company; Delaware Director of Development, 1987-88; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1989-92; Governor of Delaware, 1992-93. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Xi; Alpha Zeta. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Wolf and Irene Wolf; married 1945 to Clarice Elaine Marshall.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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