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Re: KKK in Summit Co. 1920s?
Posted by: K Powell Date: November 12, 2001 at 14:28:40
In Reply to: KKK in Summit Co. 1920s? by Gayle of 723

Don't be surprised if others' skeletons are rattling in that same closet. According to grandpa's 1934 obit the funeral had a full-house attendance. He was shown as a member of Shrine, Masons, Knights of Columbus, and a Klansman. I seem to recall an overlap association with Masons and the Klan up to somewhere around 1960s?

He was Allan Burton CHAPMAN b. 1864-5-6 somewhere in Summit County; that was before Summit vital stats like birth records began being kept in 1868. The earliest hardcopy we've found is his enrollment at Western Reserve Academy, which was then a college, 1879-1882. He is shown on the 1880 census boarding with at SPRING/WARRINER household, as students did then. Whoever guessed his age on the census thought 17, but he can't have been over 15 with a Nov. 8 birthday.

He spent most of the next several decades in Canton, Stark County.


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