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Royal Arcanum
Politician members in Vermont

  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.
  Joseph Kimball Darling (b. 1833) — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt. Born in Corinth, Orange County, Vt., March 8, 1833. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; lawyer; Orange County State's Attorney, 1882-84; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1890-92; member of Vermont state senate, 1894. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Darling and Rebecca (Whittaker) Darling; married, October 6, 1859, to Mary Alice Knight; father of Hale Knight Darling (1869-?).
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