George Emery, Herbert Emery's A Young Man’s Benefit: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows PDF

By George Emery, Herbert Emery

ISBN-10: 077351824X

ISBN-13: 9780773518247

Using cliometric tools and documents from six grand-lodge information, a tender Man's profit rejects the normal knowledge approximately pleasant societies and affliction coverage, arguing that IOOF hotels have been financially sound associations, have been extra effective than advertisement insurers, and met a marketplace call for headed through younger males who lacked choices to marketplace assurance, no longer older males who had an above-average chance of affliction incapacity. Emery and Emery exhibit that many younger males joined the strange Fellows for disease coverage and give up the society as soon as self-insurance - discounts - or relatives assurance - secondary earning from older teenagers - made it possible for them. The older males, who valued the social merits of club and didn't want the ailing gain, steadily turned a majority and dismantled the IOOF's assurance provisions.

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9 The Men Who Were Odd Fellows Given that Roman Catholics were quitting Forester orders, they were unlikely to be joining the Odd Fellows. 8 "Any Catholic who joins such organizations," a church journal warned Lynn, Massachusetts, parishioners in 1903, "ceases to be a Catholic in communion with the Church. It means that at the hour of death unless a member of such society shall renounce such society ... he dies in his sins, an enemy to God and his Church" (Cumbler, 1979, 48). Odd Fellows, for their part, expressed misgivings about the Roman Catholic Church.

I reports statistics for lodges and encampments, the two IOOF branches that had a sick benefit. i IOOF Lodges and Encampments in the United States and Canada, 1850-1930 Lodge Branch Grand Members (ooos) Lodges lodges Encampment Branch Members Grand (ooos) Encampments encampments 1850 175 2,354 31 20 499 27 1860 174 3,547 39 24 671 39 1870 299 3,767 41 56 1,059 41 1880 456 7,147 48 80 1,857 40 1890 611 8,744 53 115 2,295 50 1900 861 11,912 54 142 2,589 54 1910 1,524 17,069 56 218 3,645 54 1920 1,863 16,451 56 311 3,447 56 1930 1,425 13,766 56 268 3,217 56 Source: The data are from SGL, Proceedings, 1850-1930.

A grand lodge elected two grand representatives to the SGL if it had one thousand members in good standing; otherwise it sent one. To be eligible for election, a candidate had to be a past grand (of a lodge or encampment) and a member in good standing of a subordinate lodge, a Rebekah lodge, and an encampment. The grand representatives for the Ontario grand lodge were invariably past grand masters, not just past grands. The Encampment Branch This branch consisted of local encampments and state (or provincial) grand encampments.

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