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  David Hale Brake (1891-1979) — also known as D. Hale Brake — of Stanton, Montcalm County, Mich. Born in Caledonia, Kent County, Mich., March 5, 1891. Republican. School teacher and principal; farmer; lawyer; Montcalm County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-30; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1935-42; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1942; Michigan state treasurer, 1943-54; defeated, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1954; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1955; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 25th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Gleaners; Grange; Delta Tau Delta; Delta Sigma Rho; Order of the Coif; Lions; Rotary. Died in Sheridan, Montcalm County, Mich., April 24, 1979 (age 88 years, 50 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Stanton, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of David Henry Brake (1864-1937) and Bertha Marcia (Hale) Brake (1868-1955); married, January 1, 1917, to Marjorie Naomi Valentine (1895-1976).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ashmon H. Catlin (1869-1955) — of Webberville, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Hudson, Lenawee County, Mich., April 19, 1869. Democrat. Banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1911-14; defeated, 1914, 1940. Irish and French ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Gleaners. Died in 1955 (age about 86 years). Interment at Alchin Farm Cemetery, Webberville, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Henry Catlin (1844-1907) and Ellen J. (Foster) Catlin (1845-1915); married, May 20, 1890, to Lila A. Stow (1869-1908); married to Nettie M. (Bearse) Alchin (1863-1937); married, September 24, 1932, to Alice E. (Peterson) Johnson (1890-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Byron W. Courter (b. 1877) — of Imlay City, Lapeer County, Mich. Born in Goodland Township, Lapeer County, Mich., March 24, 1877. Republican. Farmer; road contractor; Lapeer County Treasurer, 1919-22; Lapeer County Sheriff, 1929-32; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lapeer County, 1935-48; defeated in primary, 1950. Member, Gleaners; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 6, 1902, to Grace Hether.
  Elwin B. Follett (b. 1877) — of Hale, Iosco County, Mich. Born in Fremont, Steuben County, Ind., November 14, 1877. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Iosco District, 1913-15. Member, Grange; Gleaners; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 7, 1901, to Edna Stroh.
  Alexander Huston (1855-1911) — of Tuscola, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Blenheim, Ontario, January 17, 1855. Republican. Farmer; furniture and undertaking business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Maccabees; Gleaners. Died, of cancer, in Millington, Tuscola County, Mich., May 12, 1911 (age 56 years, 115 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 12, 1882, to Mary Husted.
  William Alfred Hutzel (1863-1932) — also known as W. Alfred Hutzel — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lodi Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 15, 1863. Republican. Farmer; supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1901-15. Member, Gleaners; Grange. Died in Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 27, 1932 (age 68 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. George Hutzel and Caroline or Christina (Bach) Hutzel; married 1915 to Edna Byrde Smith.
  Harvey Hope Jarvis (1900-1981) — of Berrien County, Mich. Born in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich., April 25, 1900. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Berrien County 2nd District, 1933-36; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1936 (primary), 1940, 1942 (primary), 1946; Democratic candidate for Michigan state senate 7th District, 1938 (primary), 1952. Member, Gleaners. Died in 1981 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward E. Jarvis and Edith (Carpenter) Jarvis; brother of William J. Bryan Jarvis (1897-?); married, December 9, 1921, to Eleonore Irene Lutz; nephew of Roman I. Jarvis, Sr..
  Political family: Jarvis family of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
  Clarence E. Kistler (1869-1947) — of Ludington, Mason County, Mich. Born in Gaines Township, Kent County, Mich., July 14, 1869. Fruit farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Mason County, 1917-18, 1929-32; defeated, 1918 (Democratic), 1932 (Republican), 1934 (Republican primary). Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Grange; Gleaners. Died in 1947 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 19, 1894, to Lillie M. Eldridge.
  James Neal Lamoreaux (b. 1889) — also known as J. Neal Lamoreaux — of Comstock Park, Kent County, Mich. Born in Comstock Park, Kent County, Mich., May 3, 1889. Democrat. Dairy farmer; member of Michigan state senate 17th District, 1933-34, 1937-38; defeated, 1934, 1938, 1940; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1944; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, Elks; Maccabees; Gleaners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James E. Lamoreaux and Lizzie (Neal) Lamoreaux; married, September 26, 1916, to Georgia Geneski.
  Palmer Landon (1873-1953) — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Chippewa Township, Isabella County, Mich., February 5, 1873. Republican. Farmer; cheesemaker; Isabella County Sheriff, 1907-10, 1921-24, 1933-34; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1939-48 (Isabella County 1939-44, Isabella District 1945-48); defeated in primary, 1948. Member, Gleaners. Died in 1953 (age about 80 years). Interment at Chippewa Township Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Landon (1839-1912) and Martha (Andress) Landon (1846-1920); married 1891 to Mary Hall (1873-1949).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Duncan McRae (b. 1869) — of Harrisville, Alcona County, Mich. Born in Au Sable, Iosco County, Mich., February 16, 1869. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; merchant; lumber business; postmaster; member of Michigan state senate 28th District, 1917-22. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Grange; Gleaners. Burial location unknown.
  Edgar Allan Planck (b. 1868) — also known as Edgar A. Planck — of Union, Cass County, Mich. Born in Lagrange, LaGrange County, Ind., September 27, 1868. Republican. Physician; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1915-18; defeated, 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Maccabees; Gleaners. Interment at East Union Cemetery, Union, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1892 to Grace E. Hartman.
  Charles B. Scully (b. 1878) — of Almont, Lapeer County, Mich. Born in Almont Township, Lapeer County, Mich., June 17, 1878. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1917-20; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Gleaners; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Calvin Jay Town (1875-1942) — also known as C. Jay Town — of Parma, Jackson County, Mich.; North Adams, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Jackson County, Mich., June 29, 1875. Republican. Methodist minister; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Jackson County 2nd District, 1919-24, 1927-28; defeated in primary, 1928; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1933-42; defeated in primary, 1924, 1930; died in office 1942. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Grange; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Gleaners. Died January 7, 1942 (age 66 years, 192 days). Interment at Pope Cemetery, Springport, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James D. Town (1852-1933) and Esther (Houghtaling) Town (1853-1933); married, October 19, 1898, to Rena C. Perrine (1876-1910); married to Nina Ives.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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