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Coal, Ice, and Fuel Dealer Politicians in North Carolina

  James Matthew Armstrong (1893-1965) — also known as James M. Armstrong — of Belmont, Gaston County, N.C. Born in Belmont, Gaston County, N.C., June 22, 1893. Republican. Coal and oil dealer; postmaster at Belmont, N.C., 1954-60 (acting, 1954-55). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died June 14, 1965 (age 71 years, 357 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John William Armstrong and Emma Irene (Hunter) Armstrong (1874-1945); married 1917 to Pearl Moretz (1894-1980); first cousin once removed of Justus Earl Armstrong (1897-1975).
  Political family: Armstrong family of Belmont, North Carolina.
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  Stacey W. Wade (b. 1875) — Born in Morehead City, Carteret County, N.C., August 18, 1875. Democrat. Vice-president, Carteret Ice Company; director, Bank of Carteret; member finance committee, Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad; North Carolina insurance commissioner, 1921; secretary of state of North Carolina, 1935. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David B. Wade and Sarah (Royal) Wade; married 1905 to Miss Clyde Mann.
  Thomas M. Washington (b. 1862) — of Granville County, N.C.; Wilson, Wilson County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., April 16, 1862. Democrat. Farmer; fuel and ice dealer; Granville County Register of Deeds, 1884-86; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Wilson County, 1907-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1908; member of North Carolina state senate 6th District, 1913-16. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of M. C. Washington and Nancy (Jones) Washington; married, July 4, 1901, to Nettie E. Ellis.
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