History of Brazil, Clay County, Indiana (Organizations)
From: A History of Clay County, Indiana
By: William Travis (of Middlebury)
The Lewis Publishing Company
New York - Chicago 1909

Masonic Organizations.

Brazil Lodge No. 264, F. & A. M., organized 1859, charter members 24, James M. Oliver W. M., Edward S. Hussey secretary. Present members 280, D. W. Brattin W. M., Melvin Houk secretary.

Centennial Lodge No. 541, F. & A. M., organized 1876, charter members 20, Edward S. Hussey W. M., D. W. Brattin secretary. Present members 263, Thomas R. Riddell W. M., E. T. Hooper secretary.

Order of the Eastern Star, William M. Black Chapter No. 8o, organized 1888, charter members 30, George S. Raper W. P., Abigail D. Hawkins W. M., Mary M. Hendrix secretary. Present members 239, George W. Goucher W. P., ____ Sampson W. M., Louise Klinger, secretary.

Knights Templar, Brazil Commandery No. 47, organized 1903, charter members 42, Charles Shannon E. Com., O. P. Kerr Rec. Present members 74, H. E. Windland E. Corn., E. T. Hooper Rec.

Royal Arch Masons, Brazil Chapter No. 59, organized 1867, Edward S. Hussey. H. P., Jonathan Croasdale secretary. Present members 185, James Suttie H. P., O. P. Kerr secretary.

Royal and Select Masters, Brazil Council No. 40, organized 1874, charter members 9, Edward S. Hussey Thrice Ill. M., Jonathan Croasdale recorder. Present members 87, C. W. Culbertson Thrice Ill. M., O. P. Kerr recorder.

French Masons, Human Rights Lodge No. 322 Co-Masonry, organized October, 1905, charter members 20, Peter LeQurk P. G. M., Joe Decamk knight of the seal.

Negro Masons, Saint Paul Lodge No. 24, F. & A. M., organized 1892, charter members 20, William Green W. M., Edwin Moss secretary. Present members 37, Luther Mitchel W. M., L. B. Russell secretary.

Knights Templar (negro) Malta Commandery No. 18, organized 1903, charter members 28, L. B. Russell E. C., John Doles secretary. Present members 28, William Green E. C., L. B. Russell secretary.

Royal and Select Masons (negro), Joshuway Consistory, organized 1906, charter members to, John F. Doles G. P., A. T. Griffin secretary.

Royal Arch Masons (negro), Imperial Chapter No. 9, organized 1903, charter members 36, Elias Potter H. P., L. B. Russell secretary. Present members 28, Laurie Brown H. P., L. B. Russell secretary.

Mystic Shrine (negro), Moses Temple, organized 1906, charter members io, Elmer Green G. C., Laurie Brown secretary.

Order of the Eastern Star (negro), Nettie Ransford Chapter No. 16, organized 1893, charter members 16, Maggie Moss R. M., Mary Waldren secretary. Present members 4o, Mattie Baxter R. M., Nancy York secretary.

Odd Fellows.

Coal City Lodge No. 522, I. O. O. F., organized 1876, Philip Blue-baker N. G., Thomas Hays secretary. Present members 209, Henry Hoppis N. G., W. B. Carrigan secretary.

Brazil Lodge No. 215, I. O. O. F., charter members 10, Hanson Britton N. G., James W. Mortimer secretary. Present members 203, R. M. Hunter N. G., A. A. Spears secretary.

Iron City Encampment No. 118, organized 1872, charter members 15, Thomas E. Hays C. P., Frank B. Sargent scribe. Present members 77, Louis J. Schultz C. P., Charles A. Miller scribe.

Good Will Encampment No. 294, organized 1902, charter members 68, John Dash C. P., Wesley Stigler secretary. Present members 69, Henry Haverkamp C. P., John M. Christman secretary.

Mayflower Rebekah Lodge No. 62, organized 1871, charter members 18, Edward S. Hussey N. G., C. P. Eppert secretary. Present members 100, Mrs. Mary Jenkins N. G., Mrs. Melissa McCullough secretary.

Rebekahs, Silver Leaf Lodge No. 604, organized 1900, charter members 32, Ella King N. G., W. B. Carrigan secretary. Present members 242, Sarah Davis N. G., Ella King secretary.

Brazil Lodge No. 2091, I. O. O. F., (negro), organized 1880, charter members 18, Foster Barnett N. G., A. B. York secretary. Present members 23, Elmer Green N. G., J. F. Doles secretary.

Household of Ruth No. 391, (negro), organized 1886, charter members 29, Foster Barnett M. N. G., W. P. Coleman secretary. Present members 20, Mrs. Hannah Gardner M. N. G., Foster Barnett secretary.

Knights of Pythias.

Brazil Lodge No. 3o, organized 1873, charter members 18, D. W. Brattin C. C., J. W. Guthrie K. of R. & S. Present members 132, George Hedges C. C., Thomas Robinson K. of R. & S.

Uniform Rank, Croasdale Company No. 39, organized 1887, charter members 28, George A. Byrd S. K. captain, Hugh L. Stevenson secretary. Present members 34, C. S. York captain, John Plumb secretary.

Endowment Rank, Section No. 25, organized 1886, charter members 16, J. D. Sourwine secretary. Present members 24, William H. Bubb secretary.

Golden Crown Lodge No. 49 (negro), organized 1906, charter members 32, L. B. Russell C. C. John T. Smith K. of R. & S. Present members 24, J. W. Holt C. C., L. B. Russell K. of R. & S.

Other Orders.

Court of Honor No. 1075, organized 1908, charter members 17, Birck Wilkie president, Irie Eckert secretary. Present members 7, Birck Wilkie president, George McCormick secretary.

Catholic Knights and Ladies of America, St. Joseph Branch No. 127, organized 1898, charter members 21, Hugh McGurty president, John E. Fee secretary. Present members, 41, Hugh McGurty president, James L. Carroll secretary.

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division No. 2, organized 1905, charter members 21, Paul Whimsey president, John E. Fee secretary. Present members 41, Daniel Martin president, John Navin secretary.

Young Men's Institute, organized 1905, charter members 21, Frank W. Sawar, president, John Whimsey secretary. Present members 72, Barny Navin president, Leonard McGlew secretary.

Modern Woodmen of America, Brazil Camp No. 3418, organized 1895, charter members 32, David Sherfey V. C., J. E. West secretary. Present members 184, John H. Yaeger V. C., J.E. West secretary.

Knights of Honor, Olive Lodge No. 676, organized 1877, charter members to, Henry D. Smith dictator, Peter 1'. Luther secretary. Present members 20, Peter T. Luther dictator, William W. Moore, secretary.

Home Defenders of America, Home No. I, organized Feb. 17, 1905, charter members 302, H. B. McMillan defender, Otto Horner secretary. Present members 61o, John M. Row, defender, Harry J. McMillan secretary.

Home Defenders of America, Supreme Home, organized Feb. 17, 1905, Joseph Buckly supreme defender, William White supreme secretary. Present officers; Joseph Buckly S. D., J. A. Thrasher S. V. D. & M., John A. Morgan S. Sec'y, John C. Kidd S. Treas., Roy L. Shattuck S. Comic., Dr. Frederick Nussel S. M. E.

Knights and Ladies of Honor, Zenith Lodge No. 269, organized 1881, charter members 25; Brutus Ertish protector, Mrs. Anna Britten secretary. Present members 217, William F. Sterley protector, Mose Cook secretary.

Knights and Ladies of Honor, Clay Lodge No. 33, organized 1878, charter members 3o, John Stough protector, Stukely Campbell secretary. Present members 280, William Spears protector, Sarah Prather secretary.

Knights and Ladies of Security, Brazil Council No. 366, organized 1895, charter members 90, David Phillips president, Thomas N. James secretary. Present members 185, Anna Adylotte president, Thomas N. James secretary.

Knights and Ladies of Security, Clay Council No. 1387, organized 1906, charter members 8o, H. B. McMillan president, Charles Schultz secretary. Present members 187, Thomas J. McAdams president, Frank Richman secretary.

Tribe of Ben Hur, Ruth Court No. 8, organized 1894, charter members 14, P. T. Winney chief, Sarah C. Prather secretary. Present members 74, James Evans chief, William P. Luther secretary.

Woodmen of the World, Brazil Camp No. 81, organized 1902, charter members 20, E. M. Muncie C. C., Fred Weaver secretary. Present members 20, D. W. Brattin C. C., G. M. Girton secretary.

Knights of the Maccabees of the World, Brazil Tent No. 84, organized 1901, charter members 30, Charles Kenton commander, Bert Holiday secretary. Present members 20, Charles Barnard commander, J. L. Lambert secretary.

Ancient Order of United Workmen, Brazil Lodge No. 5, organized 1876, charter members 17, Samuel Schandelberg secretary. Present members 130, Andrew Volz secretary.

Ladies of the Maccabees, organized 1904, charter members 18, Mrs. Nina Culbertson commander, Mrs. Mayme Madison secretary. Present members 27, Mrs. Levina Shaffer commander, Mrs. Alpha Moore secretary.

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Brazil Lodge No. 762, organized 1902, charter members 8o, D. W. Brattin E. R., Samuel M. Grimes secretary. Present members 195, C. M. Turner E. R., C. W. Culbertson, secretary.

Order of Railway Conductors, Brazil Division No. 547, organized 1909, charter members 22, C. H. Wilbert C. C., Frank L. Richmond secretary.

Royal Neighbors of America, Eureka No. 2516, organized 1901, charter members 28, Mrs. Florence Hadley S. O., Mrs. Sarah Oswalt S. Rec. Present members 31, Mrs. Florence Hadley S. O., Mrs. Hester Berry S. Rec.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Brazil Lodge No. 274, organized 1902, charter members 114, Littleton L. Reffett president, S. Walter Lee secretary. Present members 200, Frank Vanes president, George E. Law secretary.

Grand Army of the Republic, General Canby Post No. 2, organized 1881, charter members' 22, Samuel E. Armstrong commander, W. D. McCullough adjutant. Present members 35, Lesley B. Shaw commander, H. L. Bynum adjutant.

Women's Relief Corps, G. A. R., General Canby No. 3, organized 1889, charter members 24, Mrs. Abigail Hawkins D. P., Mrs. Helen Sourwine D. S. Present members 34, Mrs. Myra Pierce D. P., Mrs. Pauline Hartly D. S.

Protected Home Circle, Brazil Circle No. 791, organized 1904, charter members 24, Guy White president, Mary E. Wolf secretary. Present members 24, R. E. Wolf president, Mary E. Wolf secretary.

Improved Order of Red Men, Indianola Tribe No. 61, organized 1878, charter members 93, N. Y. Keasy sachem, Milton Draper chief of records. Present members 350, William H. Bush sachem, Henry Wilcox chief of records.

Degree of Pocahontas, Peoria Council No. 64, organized 1895, charter members 31, Kate McBride Pocahontas, John M. Elliott chief of records. Present members 40, Martha Wellings Poe., Mrs. Charles Walton chief of records.

Indianola Haymakers Association, No. 61½, organized 1894, charter members 89, Charles Hawkins chief haymaker, Milton Draper K. of bundles. Present officers, William H. Bush chief haymaker, Henry Wilcox K of B.

Independent Order of Foresters. No. 1234, organized 1895, O. C. Hawkins C. R., T. M. Weaver secretary. Present officers, Robin Stunkard C. R., Oscar Moudy secretary:


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