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  James Shelton Dickinson (1818-1882) — of Alabama. Born in Spotsylvania County, Va., January 18, 1818. Member of Alabama state senate, 1853-55; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 9th District, 1864-65. Member, Sons of Temperance. Died in Grove Hill, Clarke County, Ala., July 23, 1882 (age 64 years, 186 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Clarke County, Ala.
  Francis A. Freer (1843-1908) — also known as Frank A. Freer — of Galesburg, Knox County, Ill. Born in Pennsylvania, April 6, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; school teacher; postmaster at Galesburg, Ill., 1889-93, 1897-1908. Presbyterian. French Huguenot and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Good Templars; Sons of Temperance; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, in Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., December 16, 1908 (age 65 years, 254 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Abram Freer and Mary (McKimens) Freer; married, December 26, 1871, to Jennie E. Christy (1850-1903; she and her daughter Alda Freer Henry were among the 602 killed in the Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Burgess Sidney Gaither (1807-1892) — also known as Burgess S. Gaither — of Morganton, Burke County, N.C. Born in Iredell County, N.C., March 16, 1807. Whig. Lawyer; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1835; delegate to Whig National Convention from North Carolina, 1839; member of North Carolina state senate, 1844; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1851, 1853; Representative from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Member, Sons of Temperance. Died in Morganton, Burke County, N.C., February 23, 1892 (age 84 years, 344 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morganton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Burgess Gaither (1757-1819) and Milly (Martin) Gaither.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Edwards Bobo Murray (1854-1894) — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., February 5, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; chair of Anderson County Democratic Party, 1878-90; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Anderson County, 1878-84; involved in a dispute over alcohol prohibition in Anderson County, which he supported; on September 15, 1885, in the public square of Anderson, S.C., he was shot at by John Brown Moore, and fired back, injuring Moore; charges against him were dismissed; member of South Carolina state senate from Anderson County, 1886-90. Baptist. Member, Sons of Temperance. Drowned while rescuing his daughter in a swimming pond, Anderson, Anderson County, S.C., July 7, 1894 (age 40 years, 152 days). Interment at Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Scott Murray (1822-1892) and Claudia Rebecca (Edwards) Murray (1828-1909); married, May 9, 1876, to Mary Eva Sloan (1854-1929).
  Murray Avenue, in Anderson, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Washington Hodges Timmerman (1832-1908) — also known as W. H. Timmerman — of Edgefield County, S.C. Born in Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C., May 29, 1832. Democrat. Physician; farmer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; banker; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Edgefield County, 1882-83, 1890-91; resigned 1891; member of South Carolina state senate from Edgefield County, 1891-93; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1892; chair of Edgefield County Democratic Party, 1892; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1893-96; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Edgefield County, 1895; South Carolina state treasurer, 1897-1901; candidate for Governor of South Carolina, 1902. Baptist. Member, Sons of Temperance. Died, from pneumonia, in Batesburg (now part of Batesburg-Leesville), Lexington County, S.C., July 14, 1908 (age 76 years, 46 days). Interment at Timmerman Cemetery, Aiken County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Lydia (Bledsoe) Timmerman (1805-1862) and Ransom Hodges Timmerman (1806-1876); married, November 4, 1856, to Pauline Frances Terry Asbill (1836-1873); married, May 6, 1879, to Henrietta Marie Wolfe Bell (1844-1928); father of George Bell Timmerman, Sr.; grandfather of Frank Elbert Timmerman and George Bell Timmerman Jr. (1912-1994) (who married Helen DuPre).
  Political family: Timmerman family of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Underwood (1821-1904) — of Indiana. Born in Clinton County, Ohio, July 21, 1821. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861; member of Indiana state senate, 1875-77. Quaker. Member, Sons of Temperance; Freemasons. Died in Pennville, Jay County, Ind., June 5, 1904 (age 82 years, 320 days). Burial location unknown.
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