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Royal Arcanum
Politician members in Virginia

  William Harrison Adams (1872-1958) — also known as William H. Adams — of Richmond, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., March 23, 1872. Democrat. President, Virginia Stationery Company; Vice-President, Mutual Life Insurance Association; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1930-53. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Jesters; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Elks; Junior Order; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in Richmond, Va., September 24, 1958 (age 86 years, 185 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Clay Adams and Emma Frances (Haynes) Adams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willoughby Barrett Dobbs (1861-1931) — also known as Willoughby B. Dobbs — of Scottsville, Allen County, Ky.; Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Portsmouth, Va., 1861. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1891-92; member of New York state assembly from New York County 32nd District, 1907. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Sherman Square Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 6, 1931 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Charles Edwin Willoughby Dobbs (1840-1916) and Mary Elizabeth (Barrett) Dobbs (1842-1883); married, June 7, 1884, to Mary Ready Ragland (1862-1916).
  William Milton Hargest (b. 1868) — also known as William M. Hargest — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Winchester, Va., August 5, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 12th District, 1920-39. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Sewell Hargest and Virginia (Deffenderfer) Hargest; married 1895 to Kingsley LeGalliene.
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