Odd Fellowship in America and in Texas

Odd Fellowship in America and in Texas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of dormant or defunct lodges, while in others it entirely broke up the lodges that had remained in existence. Without any solicitation, the brethren of the Order in Missouri forwarded, through Grand Secretary Chas. C. Archer, of St. Louis, a little more than five hundred dollars for the relief of the yellow fever sufferers. A large part of this donation was made by the lodges of St. Louis. Such magnanimity is always commendable and well worthy of mention in this or any other similar work. The organization of Hempstead Lodge, No. 93, at Hempstead; Humbolt, No. 94, a German lodge at Victoria; Owensville, No. 95, at Owensville, together with the resuscitation of a number of lodges during the recess, gave us a total of forty-two lodges at the February session of 1868, with a total membership of practically fifteen hundred as determined by the reports for the December term of 1867. Grand Master J. A. Haynie, who succeeded Grand Master Willard Richardson in 1868, had the happy privilege of calling the Grand Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., of Texas, to order for the February session of 1869. G. M. Johnson Lodge, No. 97, Starrville; I. C. Stafford, No. 98, Navasota; Willard Richardson, No. 99, Bastrop; Mutual Friends, No. 100, Evergreen, and Lake City, No. 101, Jefferson, had been instituted during the recess, which gave Texas fifty-two lodges at that time. Perhaps the appointment of a grand lecturer, who was in the field much of the year, accounts for some of this success. The session of 1868 had made provision for three such officers but had left the appointment to Grand Master Haynie, who selected Grand Secretary J. W. Bradford for one of the positions, the other two having been left vacant. This selection was the cause of some dissatisfaction, since it gave two...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634829
  • 9781236634825