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  Ernest Temple Cameron (1879-1950) — also known as Ernest T. Cameron — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Leith, Ontario, April 14, 1879. Republican. School teacher; Isabella County School Commissioner, 1907-11; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916. Member, Knights of the Maccabees; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners. Died in Ingham County, Mich., March 3, 1950 (age 70 years, 323 days). Interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Watertown Township, Clinton County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Cameron (died 1908) and Anna (Morrison) Cameron; married to Mattie Johnson.
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  Edwin F. Conely (b. 1847) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 7, 1847. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1880, 1892; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1887; member of Michigan Gold Democratic State Central Committee, 1899. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William S. Conely and Eliza (O'Connor) Conely; married, December 9, 1873, to Achsah Butterfield (died 1878); married, May 9, 1882, to Fanny Butterfield (cousin of first wife).
  M. L. Evens (b. 1865) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Butler Township, Branch County, Mich., February 24, 1865. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1915-16; defeated, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Royal and Select Masters; Elks; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 31, 1890, to Kittie D. Willard.
  Charles Fremont Griffin (1857-1902) — also known as Charles F. Griffin — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., June 10, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Indiana, 1887-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1892. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of Veterans. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., December 21, 1902 (age 45 years, 194 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Elihu Griffin (1830-1887) and Melissa (Scott) Griffin; married 1881 to Edith Burhans (1857-1925).
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  John Jacob Kamm (1835-1877) — also known as John J. Kamm — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Marburg, Germany, April 11, 1835. Republican. Painter; postmaster at Fort Wayne, Ind., 1869-77. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., September 5, 1877 (age 42 years, 147 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Married 1855 to Hannah Barcus.
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  James Cullen Looney (1903-1977) — also known as J. C. Looney — of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Tex. Born in Kossuth, Alcorn County, Miss., May 18, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; director of many firms involved in activities such as banking, bus transit, concrete, lumber, radio broadcasting, automobile service, and operating a hotel; chair of Hidalgo County Democratic Party, 1932-40, 1954-68; Hidalgo County Judge, 1941-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Protestant. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners. Died in March, 1977 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Owen Looney and Virginia (Dean) Looney; married, June 15, 1933, to Margaret Estelle Montgomery.
  Charles McKenzie Oerting (1843-1933) — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Denmark, September 16, 1843. Ship chandler; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Pensacola, Fla., 1895-1907. Presbyterian. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar. Died in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., December 16, 1933 (age 90 years, 91 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Julius Oerting (1815-1912) and Aurelia (McKenzie) Oerting; brother of William S. McKenzie Oerting; nephew of William McKenzie Oerting (1820-1897).
  Political family: Oerting family of Pensacola, Florida.
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  August Carl Polster (1885-1942) — also known as August Polster — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., September 24, 1885. Railway freight clerk; banker; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1938-42; died in office 1942. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Moose; Royal Arcanum; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., February 1, 1942 (age 56 years, 130 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August F. Polster and Anna (Rubritins) Polster.
  Augustus W. Schwartz (b. 1867) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., January 4, 1867. Republican. Newspaper advertising manager; fire fighter; coal and masons' supplies dealer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1909-10. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners; Independent Order of Foresters; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Plymouth Warren Snyder (1851-1943) — also known as Plymouth W. Snyder — of Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa. Born in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa., March 1, 1851. Republican. Druggist; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Blair County 2nd District, 1911-14; member of Pennsylvania state senate 30th District, 1915-26. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters. Died in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa., December 19, 1943 (age 92 years, 293 days). Interment at Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Snyder (1808-1874) and Sarah C. (Bowers) Snyder (1817-1889); married to Cora Eleanor Moore (1859-1933).
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  Albert Marion Spradling, Jr. (1920-2004) — also known as Albert M. Spradling, Jr. — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., March 13, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; FBI special agent; member of Missouri state senate 27th District, 1952-76; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Kiwanis. Died in St. Louis, Mo., October 20, 2004 (age 84 years, 221 days). Interment at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Marion Spradling (1878-1945) and Alma Marsha (Willer) Spradling (1888-1964); married, July 9, 1943, to Margaret Whyman (1920-1998); father of Albert Marion Spradling III (1954?-).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Delbert Ernest Woolley (b. 1887) — also known as Delbert E. Woolley — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Owendale, Huron County, Mich., November 7, 1887. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1927-28. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Harry Clifton Yates (1878-1953) — also known as Harry C. Yates — of Faucett, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Faucett, Buchanan County, Mo., October 12, 1878. Democrat. School teacher; banker; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 3rd District, 1909-12, 1923-26; Buchanan County Recorder of Deeds, 1915-23; Buchanan County Judge, 1927-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Died, from coronary occlusion, kidney disease, diverticulitis, and intestinal hemorrhage, in Missouri Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., December 5, 1953 (age 75 years, 54 days). Interment at Yates Cemetery, Faucett, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah Jane 'Sallie' (Williams) Yates (1845-1919) and Henry R. Yates (1847-1900); married to Lora Jane Means (1886-1910) and Edith M. Arnold (1888-1971); married, March 18, 1915, to Waunetta Bruce (1887-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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