of Military and Organizations
as Photographed by Joyce M. Tice
Order of St. George
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| Photocopies of this photo of the attendees of the 1896 Order
of St. George Convention were sent in by Mary Jerram and Virginia WHEELER
McElroy. I expect color copies or scans before long. The badge ribbon above
is red. We do not know anything of this organization, but we'd like
to. Can anyone provide any information? My Axelrod reference book includes
two orgainzations with names that include Order of St. George, but neither
seems to fit with this.
A Sons of St. George (and Daughters of St. George) was founded in Scranton PA in 1871 and became an ethnic fraternal organization for first, second and third generation Englishmen. It included funeral and sick benefits as so many of these organizations did.
Sacred and Military Constantine Order of St. George has a history that does not include anything in this country, so I am rejecting that as a possibility.
Joyce, found your information on the Internet tonight. My great uncle was a member of the organization in Chicago, Illinois in the late 1880's-1904 when he passed away. The lodge he belong to was called, White Rose LODGE no. 133 (American order sons of St. George. Their address was 5247 West Madison St. Chicago, Ill. They meet at the Eagles Building Hall C. When he died in 1904, they sent his wife 2 nice letters, sympathy letters. I noticed on the 2nd letter the address was different. This one had Star Hall, 380 South Western Ave, Chicago, Ill. It has taken me almost 1 year to found out anything on the organization and feel well rewarded to located what I have. I have tried to located anything in Chicago, Ill. but have not been luckily. The only reason I know he was a member was on the letter head of the 2 letters, was the same print of the pins they wore. If you have any more information please let me know. I am not sure if the convention picture you have with your information, that maybe I can locate the great uncle. I know what he looked like, so will try to see if luck is with me. Thank you for the information, and you can e-mail me any time at-dadoggies 2@AOL.COM. Donna
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