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  Theodore Burchfield (b. 1842) — of Atwood, Armstrong County, Pa. Born in Juniata County, Pa., July 21, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1881-84; mayor of Altoona, Pa., 1890-93. Methodist. English and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Order of Heptasophs; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Burchfield (c.1812-1850) and Martha (Zelner) Burchfield (c.1813-1876); married, December 24, 1867, to Anna M. Gable.
  Francis Leo Colpoys (b. 1884) — also known as Francis L. Colpoys — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 7, 1884. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fifteenth Suffolk District, 1909-11. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Catholic Order of Foresters; Order of Heptasophs. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Colpoys and Margaret Colpoys; brother of John Bernard Colpoys (1876-1944?).
  Daniel P. Dunn (b. 1859) — of Willimantic, Windham County, Conn. Born in Windham, Windham County, Conn., September 14, 1859. Democrat. News dealer; cigar and tobacco merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Windham, 1903-04, 1907-12; defeated, 1904; mayor of Willimantic, Conn., 1909-11, 1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1912 (speaker), 1920; Connecticut state comptroller, 1913-15; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1916. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Foresters of America; Improved Order of Heptasophs; Elks. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Willimantic, Conn.
  Relatives: Married, April 23, 1889, to Julia A. Rice.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis L. Fawcett (b. 1872) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 23, 1872. Republican. Chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1901-06; judge, Kings County Court, 1906-17; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1918-40; defeated, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Royal Arcanum; Order of Heptasophs; Redmen; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Mark Fawcett and Elizabeth Anne (Hale) Fawcett.
  Samuel Marks (b. 1861) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., December 24, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 31st District, 1909; defeated, 1909. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Order of Heptasophs. Burial location unknown.
  John A. Martin (b. 1870) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 10, 1870. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Improved Order of Heptasophs; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knights of Equity; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Martin and Margaret (Gallagher) Martin.
  Thomas A. McWhinney (c.1863-1933) — of Lawrence, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Atlantic Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1863. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; postmaster at Lawrence, N.Y., 1901; automobile dealer; member of New York state assembly, 1915-23 (Nassau County 1915-17, Nassau County 1st District 1918-23); indicted in 1920 on charges that he and others had tipped off gamblers to planned police raids; tried and found not guilty. Member, Elks; Royal Arcanum; United Spanish War Veterans; Foresters; Redmen; Order of Heptasophs; Order of United American Mechanics. Suffered a stroke, and died, in Atlantic Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 25, 1933 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Lidie Wright.
  Frank James Rice (1869-1917) — also known as Frank J. Rice — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., February 5, 1869. Republican. Streetcar conductor; grocer; real estate business; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1910-17; died in office 1917. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grotto; Odd Fellows; Elks; Redmen; Order of Heptasophs; Knights of Pythias; Union League. Died January 18, 1917 (age 47 years, 348 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Hull Rice (1843-1915) and Caroline Elizabeth (Holbrook) Rice (1849-1931); married, July 16, 1890, to Charlotte A. Watrous.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd Thompson (b. 1879) — of Westfield, Union County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 17, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; town clerk of Westfield, N.J., 1903-09; real estate investor; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1910-11. Congregationalist. Member, Order of Heptasophs. Burial location unknown.
Eugene M. Travis Eugene Mabbett Travis (1863-1940) — also known as Eugene M. Travis — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 10, 1863. Republican. Wholesale fruit and vegetable business; member of New York state senate 6th District, 1907-12; defeated, 1912; New York state comptroller, 1915-20. Methodist. Member, Royal Arcanum; Order of Heptasophs; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 25, 1940 (age 77 years, 45 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1884 to Fannie Bell Peck.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
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