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  Sylvester John Abbott (1852-1923) — also known as S. John Abbott — of Milford, Kent County, Del. Born in Milford, Kent County, Del., March 23, 1852. Republican. Fruit grower; organizer of the C. D. Abbott & Company department store; banker; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 5th District, 1899-1902. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died, from chronic nephritis and uremia, in Milford, Sussex County, Del., August 24, 1923 (age 71 years, 154 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Wilson Abbott (1827-1899) and Mary Catherine (Purnell) Abbott (1833-1887); married, October 20, 1887, to Rosalie Nicholls (1857-1925).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alvah H. Cole (1884-1970) — of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Pleasant Run, Hunterdon County, N.J., 1884. Merchant; mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1948-51. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Edison Lodge Nursing Home, Edison, Middlesex County, N.J., May 11, 1970 (age about 85 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J.
George H. Earle George Howard Earle III (1890-1974) — also known as George H. Earle — of Haverford, Delaware County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Devon, Chester County, Pa., December 5, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; sugar business; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1933-34; Bulgaria, 1940-41; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1938; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1939. Episcopalian. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Elks. Died December 30, 1974 (age 84 years, 25 days). Interment at Church of the Resurrection Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Howard Earle, Jr. and Catherine Hansell (French) Earle (1859-1937); married, January 20, 1916, to Huberta Potter; great-grandson of Thomas Earle (1800?-?).
  Political family: Earle family of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Joshua C. Haines (b. 1868) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, N.J., July 1, 1868. Republican. Camden County Sheriff, 1914-17; member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1918-20. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph S. Keenan (1903-1982) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 13, 1903. Republican. Painting contractor; police officer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 3rd District, 1943-48, 1961-64; member of Delaware state senate 4th District, 1967-68. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners. Died, in the Delaware Division hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 23, 1982 (age 79 years, 10 days). Interment at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nutter David Marvel, Sr. (1902-1988) — also known as Nutter D. Marvel — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., June 30, 1902. Democrat. Oil supply business; owner of gas stations; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 9th District, 1949-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960; member, Delaware Public Service Commission, 1961-73. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners. Famed for his collection of horsedrawn carriages, which participated in parades and were displayed in his private museum. Died, following a stroke, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., July 22, 1988 (age 86 years, 22 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles H. Marvel (1857-1926) and Martha Rebecca (Hopkins) Marvel (1864-1926); married to Willie F. Barr (1905-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Ennis Mayhew (1906-1972) — also known as Harry E. Mayhew — of Milford, Kent County, Del. Born in Milford, Sussex County, Del., April 16, 1906. Democrat. Trucking business; coal and ice dealer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 10th District, 1955-58; Speaker of the Delaware State House of Representatives, 1957-58; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 5th District, 1959-62; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners; Rotary. Suffered a heart attack while he and his wife were driving home from Wilmington, and was dead on arrival at Kent General Hospital, Dover, Kent County, Del., July 21, 1972 (age 66 years, 96 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Delilah Ann 'Lida' (Deputy) Mayhew (1870-1940) and James Henry Mayhew (1872-1943); married, July 28, 1928, to Frances Abbott (1909-2000); third cousin twice removed of Harry Marshall Deputy (1876-1962) and Willard Francis Deputy; fourth cousin of Delmar E. Deputy.
  Political family: Deputy family of Milford, Delaware.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Thackara Read (1878-1954) — also known as William T. Read — of Camden, Camden County, N.J.; Merchantville, Camden County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., November 22, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1912-16; resigned 1916; New Jersey state treasurer, 1916-28; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1940 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Camden County, 1947. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Union League; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., August 7, 1954 (age 75 years, 258 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Thackara Read (1846-1891) and Lucretia Swindell (McCormick) Read (1853-1936); married, November 12, 1903, to Florence Atmore (1880-1952); great-grandnephew of John Linton Swindell (1789-1847).
  David Wilmer Steele (1899-1940) — also known as David W. Steele — of Ocean View, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., 1899. Republican. Poultry raiser; banker; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 4th District, 1937-40; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. While fishing off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, he and his wife were killed in an explosion and fire aboard their cruiser, the Lure, in the North Atlantic Ocean, October 7, 1940 (age about 41 years). Interment at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ocean View, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Millard Tawes (1894-1979) — also known as J. Millard Tawes — of Crisfield, Somerset County, Md. Born in Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., April 8, 1894. Democrat. Secretary-treasurer, Tawes Shipbuilding Co. and Tawes Baking Co.; director, Bank of Crisfield; Somerset County Clerk of Court, 1930-38; Maryland state comptroller, 1939-47, 1950-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; Governor of Maryland, 1959-67; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1963. Methodist. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died in Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., June 25, 1979 (age 85 years, 78 days). Interment at Sunny Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Crisfield, Md.
  Relatives: Son of James Tawes and Alice (Byrd) Tawes; married, December 25, 1915, to Helen Avalynne Gibson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmer Sherman Webb (1889-1954) — also known as E. Sherman Webb — of Odessa, New Castle County, Del. Born May 7, 1889. Democrat. Farmer; hardware and feed business; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 13th District, 1931-32; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 6th District, 1949-52. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died, from a heart attack, in Odessa, New Castle County, Del., February 12, 1954 (age 64 years, 281 days). Interment at Townsend Cemetery, Townsend, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas Webb (1850-1936) and Anne Elizabeth (Dockety) Webb (1854-1923); married to Edith Virginia Russell (1888-1917) and Blanche M. Cleaver (1893-1975); father of Jeanne Webb (1922-2016; who married Sherman Willard Tribbitt (1922-2010)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry C. Wheaton (1857-1921) — also known as "The Blacksmith Orator" — of Anglesea (now North Wildwood), Cape May County, N.J. Born in Petersburg, Cape May County, N.J., November 23, 1857. Democrat. Blacksmith; member of New Jersey state senate from Cape May County, 1913-15. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died in 1921 (age about 63 years). Interment at Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Cold Spring, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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