Beaverton Historical Society
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Henry Aplin

Tip Aplin Is Taken Suddenly

Picturesque Figure In Michigan Politics for The Last Forty Years.

Diseas Contracted In Libby Prison Finaly ends Fatally To Bay City.

Served As Congressman, Legislater And Postmaster - Served Through War.

   Henry Harrison ("Tip") Aplin, for many years one of the leading figures in Bay county political life, died at Bay City from a chronic intestinal trouble that he contracted while in Libby prison during the civil war. For over 40 years he had never been free from his ailment more than 30 days at a time and during the later years of his life, he suffered much, several times being so seriously ill that his life was despaired of. Death came unexpectedly, however, as less than a week ago he was as well as at any time during the last year. Sudden climatic changes of the last week aggravated his trouble and his heart was also affected.

   Mr. Aplin was a picturesque figure in Republican state and local politices for nearly 40 years. Up to five years ago he was a prominent figure in every county and city convention for the last 30 years. He came into prominence in 1887 when he was elected auditor-general of the state, holding the office for four years.

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   At the death of Congressman Crump in 1902, Mr. Aplin was elected to congress from this district. Since the expiration of his term he has taken little active part in political affairs. As a congressman he looked after the interests of the district industriously and effectively, and the G.A.R. has special reason to remember him with gratitude.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
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