Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa Volume 75
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...certificate was issued to him. The defendant grand lodge refused to issue new certificates, because the members had certificates issued to them before the disruption; and it is evident that the refusal to issue new certificates was upon the ground that such act would be in the nature of an acknowledgment of the legitimacy of the rival state grand_lodge. In fact, the defendant grand lodge has always claimed that it has rightful jurisdiction over all the subordinate lodges, and that there is no other A. O. U. VV. in Iowa excepting such as acknowledge allegiance to that organization which claims to be loyal to the Supreme Lodge of the United States. Bock did not withdraw from Schiller Lodge when he became a member of Loyal Lodge No. 237. He paid his dues in the new lodge until his death, amounting to about twenty dollars, and also paid all dues and assessments made by Schiller Lodge. After his death the plaintiff made the requisite proofs, and presented her claim to the body which refused to recognize the supreme lodge; and this organization, which in the record is denominated the disloyal lodge, paid to hcr the full sum of two thousand dollars, and she (l(, 'll' 'l(l her bencliciary certificate to that organization, fully reccipted. A claim was also made againstthe lo_.. grand lodge, defendant. An assessment was Bock v. The Ancient Order of United Workmen. ' ordered to pay the claim, and the amount was collected, and, when payment was demanded, it was refused, because the plaintiff could not surrender the benefit certificate, receipted, as required by the rules of the organization. Upon refusal to pay the two thousand dollars this action was brought. The primary inquiry in the case is, was the deceased insured in the...
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