Conrad V. Dykeman

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Conrad V. Dykeman, Past Imperial Potentate
Conrad V. Dykeman, Past Imperial Potentate (From the Lou B. Winsor Photo Collection)

Conrad V. Dykeman, Past Imperial Potentate of the Imperial Council of the Shrine (1923). He was a successful insurance man from Long Island, NY.

His obituary from the the Brooklyn Eagle, Monday, JAN. 11, 1943 read as follows:



Conrad V. Dykeman, first vice president of the Brevoort Savings Bank, past Imperial potentate of Order of the Mystic Shrine and former prominent insurance man died today at his home, 667 Jeffer- son Ave. He was stricken Jan. 2. Mr. Dykeman, Who was 86, also gave much of his time on behalf of underprivileged boys and was chairman of the board of Boy's Welcome Hall, at 185 Chauncey St. A lifelong resident of Brooklyn. Mr. Dykeman was one of the borough's outstanding members of the Masonic fraternity. He was a member of Greenpoint Lodge, F. & A. M, the Scottish Rite Bodies. Kismet Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., Longi Grotto, St. Elmo Commandery, K.T., the Holland Society and the Army Athletic Association. A member of Kismet Temple for over 40 years, he held an honorary life membership. He became its potentate in 1907 and In 1923 was elected to the highest office in the order, that of Imperial potentate of North America. He was honored on numerous occasions by his brother Shriners.

Mr. Dykeman was at one time interested in yachting and had served as commodore of the Brooklyn Yacht Club. He had been in the insurance field for more than 57 years and had been connected with the Brevoort Savings Bank. Services will be held at the Fair- child Chapel. 86 Lefferts Place. The time of the service has not been decided upon.


DYKEMAN - on Monday Jan. 11, 1943, Conrad V., husband of the late Johanna S. Dykeman, beloved father of Emily D. Carpenter. Service at the Fairchild Chapel, 86 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn Wednesday at 8 P.M. Interment

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