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BULLET FRATERNAL & BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES IN ST. LOUIS L - Y
 

Following is a list of fraternal groups and their Lodges, Councils, Divisions, Branches, etc.

They have existed in St. Louis during the past 125 years (approximately) and may still exist in our city.

This list is compiled mostly from obituaries taken from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and from the Fraternal Society pages that were printed weekly in that paper before the turn of the last century, as well the the St. Louis City Directories, and includes only those organizations that have multiple chapters, Division, etc.

Most of our ancestors belonged to a fraternal society of one type or another; the Masons being the most popular with many groups patterning themselves after the Masons. A number of these fraternal orders were open to everyone and some were limited to certain special interest groups.

Many of these organizations are Insurance or Death Benefit Societies, that were developed after the Civil War as a means for leaving something behind for families or as a means of paying for a funeral and/or headstone. Dues were collected regularly to pay these cost, but this was by no means the only activity of these societies. Many held regular social gatherings, had musical sub-groups and a few had para-military type sub-groups.

Generally speaking this list does not include Railroad Brotherhoods or Union related organizations or sports related clubs (i.e. Baseball, bowling, rowing) excluding Turners.

Dates on which the organization was founded or incorporated are given, when available, as are dates on which they where first organized in St. Louis) Also noted are the dates on which they may have first appeared in the City Directory (i.e., C.D. 1870)

As additional information is located the index will be expanded to include this information.

FRATERNAL & BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES IN ST. LOUIS

L M N O P R S T U V W Y

 

L
L. of H. (See LEGION OF HONOR of Missouri)

 L. D. B. A. of Missouri

Missouri Council No.1

L.O.T.M. (See LADY MACCABEES OF THE WORLD)

LADIES OF THE MACABEES (Women’s auxiliary of the KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES)

Liberty Hive No.3
Liberty Hive. No.24 

LADIES OF THE G.A.R. (See GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC) (C.D. 1940)

Elizabeth Noble Circle, No.4
Gettsyburg Circle, No.44

LADIES’ SECURITY

Lodge 147

LADY MACCABEES OF THE WORLD (L.O.T.M.) (Women’s Benefit Assn)

(See also KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES)

Ad Astra Hive, No.69
Aldrich Hive, No.52
Alstatt Hive, No.84
Alvine Hive, No.15
American Hive, No.8
Anderson Hive, No.50
Bina M. West Hive, No.11
Casino Hive, No.83
Chelles Hive, No.5
Chellis Hive, No.25
Chippewa Hive, No.102
Cora Hive
Crystal Hive, No.56
Dewey Hive, No.55
Emerson Hive, No.110
Emmett Hive, No.96
Gordon Hive, No.76
Grand Review Hive, No.15
Jewel Hive, No.21
Kleeche Hive, No.197
Lady Aldrich Hive, No.52
Lady Allstatt Hive, No.84
Lady Foster Hive, No.54
Liberty Hive, No.26
Lillian Hive, No.38
Marguerite Hive, No. 106
New Century Hive, No.10
New Missouri Hive, No.71
North End Hive, No.10
Oak Hill Hive, No.16
Onwani Hive, No.103
Progressive Hive, No.82
Queen Bee Hive, No.37
Queen Esther Hive, No.57
Regina Hive, No.105
Rose Hive, No.33
St. Louis Central Hive, No.70
St. Louis Hive, No.28
Suburban Hive, No.44
Swastika Hive, No.57
Tower Grove Hive, No.36
Union Hive, No.77
United Hive, No.74
Utopian Hive, No.5
Victory Hive, No.109
W B A Hive, No.22
Walnut Park Hive, No.98
Wellston Hive, No.97
World’s Fair Hive, No.24

LEGION OF HONOR (of Missouri) (L. of H.) (org. 1879)

Alpha Council, No.1
Bonaparte Council, No. 15
Buena Vista Council, No.23
Carondelet Council, No.3
Commercial Council No. 13
Compton Hill Council No.9
Daniel Webster Council, No.16
Delmar Council, No.20Empire Council, No.11
Enterprise Council, No.24
Excelsior Council No.17
Ferguson Council, No. 22
Franklin Council, No.5
Grove Council, No.12 (at Benton Sta.)
Hyde Park Council No.4 (org. 1880)
Ira Council, No.10
Irving Council, No.2
Ivanhoe Council, No.18
Jefferson Council
Kirkwood Council, No.8
Lafayette Council No. 19
Little Grove Council
Lyceum Council, No.853
Marquette Council
Pickwick Circle (part of Alpha Council)
St. Louis Council No. 6
Stella Council, No.14
Supreme Council of Missouri
Tower Council, No.21
Unity Council, No.7
Victoria Council, No.10
Webster Council, No.16
West End Council, No.7
Webster Council, No.16 

LITERARY & SOCIAL CLUB OF MO., No.1 (see also Knights & Ladies of Industry)

LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE (MOOSE INTERNATIONAL)

Founded in 1888 in Louisville, KY, as a social and drinking club. Now a service organization with more than 1½ million members.

Mound City Lodge, No.15
St. Louis, No.1661

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M. O. V. P. E. R. (see MYSTIC ORDER OF VEILED PROPHETS OF THE ENCHANTED REALM)

 MILITARY ORDER OF FOREIGN WARS (C.D. 1905)

Missouri Commandery

MILITARY ORDER OF THE COOTIE, U.S.A.

Found in 1920, head office, Corvallis, OR.

St. Louis Pup Tent. No.2

MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES

An organization composed of eteran officers of the Civil War and their direct male descendants. Founded in 1865, headquarters Philadelphia, PA.

Commandery 19

MILITARY ORDER OF THE SERPENT

Founded as as secret society in Cleveland, OH, in 1904/ The members are veterans of the Spanish-American war.

Jolo Lair, No.3

MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS (C.D. 1915)

2nd Regiment Infantry 

MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA

Founded in 1883 in Lyons, IA, by j Cullen Root, as a life insurance and fraternal benefit society for white men aged 18-45. (racial restriction later removed) Originally restricted to 12 "healthiest" midwestern states, the organization accepted"Jews and Gentile, the Catholic and Protestant, the agnostic and atheist." In the mid 1990s membership was still more than 700,000.

Avis, Ben Camp. No. 10761
Baden Camp, No.11391 OR 13022
Beckville Camp, No.7466
Cherokee Camp, No.11700 or 11369?
Hodimont Camp, No.7578
Morrison Camp, No.
Mound City Camp, No.11359
Old Hickory Camp, No.7716
Olive Camp, No.11396
Prosperity Camp, No.11455
St. Louis Camp, No.3080
Sherman Camp, No.6770
Sparrow Camp, No.11369
Star Camp, No.8602
Tower Camp, No.8305
Tower Grove Camp, No.11637
Transit Camp, No.11364
U.S. Camp, No.11531
Wabash Camp, No. 8064
Walnut Park Camp, No.7289
Wellston Camp, No.10006
World’s Fair Camp, No.11549

MYSTIC ORDER OF VEILED PROPHETS OF THE ENCHANTED REALM (M. O. V. P. E. R.)

(aka "Blue Lodge Shrine")

Established in 1890 in Hamilton, NY by Thomas L. James, ex-Postmaster-Genral of the U.S. (Freemasonry)

Alhambra Grotto (Masons-Shriners)
Ladies Auxiliary of Alhambra Grotto

ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS

Alexandria Chapter, No.160
Algabil Chapter, No.409
Allah Chapter, No.376
Apollo Chapter, No.424
Aurora Chapter, No.475
Beacon Chapter, No.256
Bellefontaine Chapter, No.69
Bethlehem Chapter, No.483
Blue Star Chapter, No.387
Constancy Chapter, No.452
Crown Chapter, No.535
Erwin Chapter, No.194
Forest Park Chapter, No.377
Franklin Benjamin Chapter, No.393
Golden Link Chapter, No.512
Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star
Guynell Chapter, No.326
Home Chapter, No.313
Iota Chapter, No.506
Mount Moriah Chapter, No.6
Occidental Chapter, No.185
Oriental Chapter, No.228
Pan Rhodian Society
Paul Revere Chapter, No.395
Polar Star Chapter, No.134
Progress Chapter, No.485
Pyramid Chapter, No.460
Rose Croix Chapter, No.372
Rose Hill Chapter, No.120
St. Louis Chapter, No.357
Snen Chapter, No.485
Southampton Chapter, No.459
Sun Ray Chapter, No.426
Tower Grove Chapter, No.445
Triangle Chapter, No.479
Tuscan Chapter, No.68
Washington Geo Chapter, No.333

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N.L. of H. (See NORTHERN LEGION OF HONOR)

 N.O.M.S. (part of SHRINE and FREEMASONRY)

Moolah Temple

NATIONAL AMERICAN ASSN. (C.D. 1880)

Americus, No.9
Benton, No.34
Bunker Hill, No.27
Carondelet, No.28
Columbia, No.1
Continental, No.2
Franklin, No.30
Fulton, No.14
Mt. Vernon, No.5
Putnam, No.17
Washington, No.3 

NATIONAL FRATERNAL UNION (C.D. 1900)

Despite it grand name this was a modest sized, short-lived fraternal benefit society founded in 1889 and gone by 1910.

Columbia Council, No.136
Phoenix Council, No.137
St. Louis Council, No.132 

NATIONAL INDIAN WAR VETERANS (C.D.1915)

St. Louis Camp. No.2

NATIONAL UNION LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY

(Org. May 1881, Toledo, OH) (General Membership)

Benton Council, No.388
Bunker Hill Council, No.469
Carondelet Council
Clifton Heights Council, No.693
Columbia Council, No.696
Concord Council, No.679
Desoto Council, No.966
Eads Council, No.497
Future Great Council, No.296
Gould Council, No.960
Harmony Council, No.619
Kennard Council, No.938
Laclede Council, No.281
Lily Lodge
Log Cabin Council, No.804
Lookout Council, No.609
Missouri Council, No.264
Mound City Council, No.154 (Railroad Council)
St. Louis Cabinet
St. Louis Council, No.29
St. Louis United Council, No.29
Shaw, Henry Council, No. 399 (new 1890)
Standard Council, No.559
Star Council, No.557 OR 577?
Suburban Council, No.655
Valley Forge Council, No.814 

NORTH AMERICAN UNION LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY

Founded in 1893 as a fraternal benefit insurance society for men, it still existed in the mid 1990s. Originally called NORTH AMERICAN UNION.

Columbia Council, No.6960
Home Council
Lily Lodge, No.502
St. Louis Lodge, No.503
St. Louis Lodge, No.694
Sylvan Lodge, No.515 

NORTH AMERICAN UNION PACIFIC ASSURANCE SOCIETY (C.D. 1946)

Emerald Lodge, No.671
Harmony Council, No.619
Initial Lodge, No.501

NORTHERN LEGION OF HONOR (N.L. of H.)

Crescent Council, No.76(org. 1889)
Olive Council
St. Louis Council, No. 63

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O.C.F. (See ORDER OF CHOSEN FRIENDS)

O.D.H.S. (see Sons of Herman)

O.G. of P. (See OLD GUARD OF PROTECTION)

O.I.H. (See ORDER OF THE IRON HALL) 

O.K.S.B. (Hebrew)

Fortschritts Toechter, No.1
Isaac Lodge, No.10
Lebanon Lodge, No.10
Missouri Lodge, No.126 

O.M.P.

O.R.C. (see ORDER OF THE RED CROSS)

O.U.A.M. Jr. (see ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MACHINST Jr.)

O.U.T.B.

Germania Lodge No.36

OLD GUARD OF PROTECTION (O.G. of P.)

Alpha Camp

ORDER BRITH ABRAHAM, Independent (see INDEPENDENT ORDER OF BRITH ABRAHAM)

ORDER OF ĘGIS

A fraternal order founded in Baltimore, MD, in 1892 by ODD FELLOWS, KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS and members of various other secret fraternities for assessment life insurance and sick benefits.

Benton Lodge, No.78
Future Great Lodge, No.32
St. Louis Lodge, No.66

ORDER OF CHOSEN FRIENDS (O.C.F.)

Organized in 1879, in Indianapolis, IN as a fraternal, benevolent, and protective society (48 local councils in 1890)

Anchor Council, No.24
Banner Council, No.18
Bee Hive Council, No.13 (org. 1889)
Benton Council No.5
Bright Light Council No. 59
Brilliant Council, No.18
Carondelet Council, No.21
Cheltenham Council
Clover Leaf Council, No.6
Concordia Council, No.77
Crescent Council, No.12
Delta Council, No.9
Einigkeit Council, No.47 (German)
Emmett Council, No. 6 (new 1889)
Eureka Council, No.50 (East St. Louis)
Evening Star Council No.22
Evergreen Council, No.52
Fortuna Council, No.8
Garfield Council, No.74
Germania Council, No.60 (German)
Goethe Council, No.66 (German)
Golden Crown Council, No.39 (German)
Golden Rule Council, No.35 (German)
Granite Council, No. 50
Harmonie Council, No.44 (German)
Homer Council, No. 17
Howard Station Council
Isabella Council, No.48
Jefferson Council , No.27
Liberty Council No.46
Magnolia Council, No.58
Mc Millian Council, No. 73
Missouri Council, No.3
Monteflore Council, No. 68
Morning Star Council, No.55 (German)
Mt. Pleasant Council, No.12
North St. Louis Council, No. 61 (German)
Oak Council, No.34
Olive Council, No.20
P. Cohn Council, No. 67
Pacific Council 28
Park Council No.19
Peacoen Council, No.67
Pearl Council, No.15
Phoenix Council, No.25
Pine Council, No.75
Pioneer Council, No. 41
Primrose Council, No.4
Rainbow Council, No.21
Remy Council, No.12
Rising Sun Council, No.63
Ruby Council, No.16
St. Louis Council, No.2
Schiller Council, No.64
Sheridan, Phil H. Council, No. 54 (German)
Tell, William Council, No.71
Teutonia Council, No. 62 (German)
Tower Grove Council, No.72
Unity Council, No.70 (German)
Varella Council (org. 1890)
Victoria Council, No.8
Washington, George Council, No.65 (org. 1889)
West Gate Council, No.57

ORDER OF COLUMBIA (C.D. 1905)

Cimbria Lodge, No.4
Einigkeit Lodge, No.5
Harmonie Lodge, No.1
Pride of St. Louis Lodge, No.3
St. Louis Lodge, No.2
Supreme Lodge 

ORDER OF COLUMBIAN KNIGHTS (C.D. 1900)

Atlantic Lodge, No.90
Bond Lodge, No. 99
Cheltenham Lodge, No.91
Express Lodge, No.73
Missouri Lodge, No.76
North End Lodge, No.100
Phoenix Lodge, No.111
Pilot Lodge, No.120
Plymouth Lodge, No.82
St. Louis Lodge, No.55

ORDER OF De MOLAY for Boys

Organizaed for sons of Freemasons and their chums. Founded by Bro. Frank S. Land in Kansas City, MO., in 1919.

Carondelet Chapter
Greater St. Louis De Molay Alumni
Harmony Chapter
Perfection Chapter
St. Louis Chapter
Sentinel Chapter 

ORDER OF FORESTERS (Forestry?) (African-American?)

Fraternal Lodge, No.3390

ORDER OF FRATERNAL BENEVOLENCE (C.D. 1900)

Supreme Council

ORDER OF FRATERNAL GUARDIANS (new 1890)

St. Louis Lodge, No.93

ORDER OF JOBS DAUGHTERS (International Order of) (I.O.J.D.)

Founded by Ethel T. W. Mick in 1921 in Omaha, NE, as a "farm" for the EASTERN STAR. Open to girls aged 11-20 who are related to Master Masons.

Bethel No.1 (3681 Lindell)
Bethel No.2 (3625 N. Garrison)
Bethel No.3 (6818 Michigan)
Bethel No.10 (5907 Maple)
Behtel No.11 (3681 Lindell)
Bethel No.12 (4386 Bates)
Bethel No.13 (1054 S. Kingshighway)
Bethel No.14 (3311 Pennsylvania)
Bethel No.17 (1061 Theobald)
Bethel No.19 (6200 Columbia) 

ORDER OF KNIGHTS OF JOSEPH

This fraternal beneift society was organized in 1896, with 70 lodges. Home office -Cleveland,OH.

American Lodge
Nathan Frang Lodge, No.87
St. Louis Lodge, No.100

ORDER OF MUTUAL PROTECTION (O.M.P.)

Organized in 1878, in St. Louis, MO as an offshoot of the ORDER OF MUTUAL AID. It paid death, disability and sick benefits to both men and women.

Aurora Lodge, No.114
Cherokee Lodge, No.188
Concordia Lodge, No.112
Constance Lodge, No.115
Flora Lodge, No.114
Garfield, No.116
Goethe Lodge
Lafayette Lodge, No.10
Liberty Lodge, No.22
Missouri Lodge, No.20 (Sisters of Missouri, No.20)
Mount Pleasant Lodge, No.66
St. Louis Lodge, No.29 (new 1889)
Schiller Lodge, No.23
Southwestern Lodge, No.187
Uhland Lodge, No.21
Washington Lodge, No.8
Wayne Lodge, No.13
Welcome Lodge, No.113
 

ORDER OF OWLS

Organized in 1904 in South Bend, IN as a fraternal, not insurance order, with a strong social inclination. Although it has a very small membership it continues today. (General Membership)

Nest No.1
St. Louis Nest, No.41 

ORDER OF RAINBOW FOR GIRLS

Founded in 1922 in Mc Alester, OK as a fraternal and social club for girls, aged 13-20, related to members of Masonic lodges or to members of the Eastern Star. There were still more than 1 million members in the mid 1990s.

St. Louis Assembly

ORDER OF SCOTTISH CLANS

Founded in St. Louis in 1878 it merged with the INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS in 1971. A fraternal order for men of Scottish descent; later women were also admitted. It provided death and sick-relief benefits, as well as preserving Socttish traditions. DAUGHTER OF SCOTIA was its auxiliary founded in 1895.

Clan Campbel #1 (First Subordinate clan of Missouri)
Clan Douglas, No.3
Clan Macdonald, No.6
Grand Clan of Missouri
Royal Clan 

ORDER OF THE AMARANTH

This organization, like the WHITE SHRINE OF JERUSALEM is open only to members of the ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR. Invented by J. B. Taylor of Newark, NJ around 1873. Headquarters, Detroit, MI.

Lady Margaret Court, No.4
Queen Bess Court, No.3

ORDER OF THE COLUMBIA (C.D. 1900) (See ORDER OF COLUMBIA)

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

Established in 1788 and re-established in 1867 as an "adoptive rite" of Freemasonry. Only members of the Masonic fraternity and women relatives of the latter may join it.

Adah Star Chapter, No.12 (Colored)
Alexandria Chapter, No.160
Algabil Chapter, No.407
Allah Chapter, No.376
Allah, U.D.
Amarantha Chapter, No.69 (Colored)
America Chapter, No.484
Anchor Chapter, No.54
Apollo Chapter, No.424
Augusta Chapter, No.75 (Colored)
Aurora Chapter, No.475
Barbee Chapter, No.31
Beacon Chapter, No.256
Bellefontaine Chapter, No.69
Bethlehem Chapter, No.483
Blue Star Chapter, No.387
Cole, R. H. Chapter, No.82 (Colored)
Constancy Chapter, No.448
Corinthian Chapter, No.9 (Colored)
Corner Stone, U.D.
Crown Court Chapter, No.
Electra Chapter, No.1 (Colored)
Erwin Chapter, No.194
Esther Chapter, No.5 (Colored)
Euclid Chapter, No.425
Excelsior Chapter, No.86 (Colored)
Forest Park Chapter, No.377
Franklin, Benjamin Chapter, No.393
Friendship Chapter, No.214
Gardenville Chapter, No.513
George Washington Chapter, No.333
Golden Link Chapter, No.512
Grand Chapter
Growing Link Chapter, No.72 (Colored)
Guynell Chapter, No.326
Harmony Temple Chapter, No.499
Home Chapter, No.313
Iota Chapter, No.506
Liberty Chapter, No.71 (Colored)
Loyal Chapter, No.511
Magnolia Branch Chapter, No.375
Magnolia Branch, U.D.
Maplewood Chapter, No.264
Martha Chapter, No.7 (Colored)
Mc Kahn Chapter, No.52 (Colored)
Meridian Chapter, No.442
Modesta Pearl Chapter, No.22 (Colored)
Moon, Jane Chapter, No.333
Morris, Rob Chapter, No.328
Mount Moriah Temple Chapter, No.6
New Hope Chapter, No.56 (Colored)
Occidental Chapter, No.185
Order of Eastern Star, No.395 (Colored)
Order of Eastern Star Board of Relief
Oriental Chapter, No.228
Pilgrim Chapter, No.473
Poinsetta Chapter, No.472
Polar Star Chapter, No.134
Pomegranate Chapter, No.397
Progress Chapter, No.522 (Colored)
Progressive Chapter, No.26 (Colored)
Pyramid Chapter, No.460
Rainbow Chapter, No.50 (Colored)
Revere, Paul Chapter, No.534
Rose Coix Chapter, No.372
Rose Hill Chapter, No.120
St. James Chapter, No.6 (Colored)
St. Louis Chapter, No.357
St. Louis Chapter, No.46 & 48 (Colored)
St. Louis U.D. (Colored)
Shaveh Chapter, No.485
Shavek Chapter, No.485 (Colored)
Southampton Chapter, No.459
Sun Ray Chapter, No.426
Temple Chapter, No.6
Tower Grove Chapter, No.445
Triangle Chapter, No.479
Trinity Chapter, No.443
Triumph Chapter, No.79 (Colored)
Tuscan Chapter, No.68
Venus Chapter, No.153
Vina OR Vlana Chapter, No.57 (Colored)
Zeal Chapter, No.83 (Colored)
Zephaniah Chapter, No.70 (Colored)

ORDER OF THE IRON HALL (O.I.H.)

Organized in Indianalpolis in 1881, it lasted less than 15years. (General Membership)
Branch No.42 (Carondelet)
Branch No.93 (6th & Locust)
Branch No.108 (8th & Lafayette)
Branch No.115 (3154 Easton) (Sisterhood Branch)
Branch No.123 (St. Louis banner branch)
Branch No.153 (Walnut & Jefferson Ave)
Branch No.229 (Angelrodt & 14th)
Branch No.266 (Elm & 4th)
Branch No.288 (14th & Clinton)
Branch No.305 (14th & Angelrodt)
Branch No.328
Branch No.379 (Iowa & Arsenal)
Branch No.432(Easton & Franklin Ave)
Branch No.434 (org. 1888)
Branch No.1097 (1021 N. 10th)
Branch No.1115 (Sheridan Hall)
Ladies Branch, No.721
Sisterhood Branch No.849 (18 S. Bdwy)
Sisterhood Branch, No.688 (14th & Franklin) 

ORDER OF THE RED CROSS (O.R.C.)

Also known as KNIGHTS OF THE RED CROSS. Founded as a fraternal benefit organization in 1879 by members of the ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN.

St. Louis Division, No. 3

ORDER OF TRUE KINDRED

A division of ADOPTIVE (female) MASONRY, incorporated in the U.S. in 1905.
Betsy Ross Conclave, No.14
Corinthian Conclave, No.11
Martha Conclave, No.12
Monarch Conclave, No.15
Naamah Conclave, No.17
St. Louis Conclave, No.8
Sprig of Acacia Conclave, No.10
True Kindred Conclave, No.17 

ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MACHINST Jr. (O.U.A.M. Jr.)

(see also UNITED AMERICAN MACHINIST)

Independent Council, No.2
Lyon, Gen. Council, No.21
Rising Sun Council

 

ORDER OF UNITED IRISHMEN OF ST. LOUIS (Org. 1869)

Lodge No.1

ORDER OF VESTA (C.D. 1875)

Alpha Lodge, No.42
Belleville Lodge, No.36
St. Charles Club
St. Louis Lodge, No. 19

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P.E.O. (Women)

P.H.C. (See PROTECTED HOME CIRCLE)

P.S. (See PYTHIAN SISTERS)

PLATTDEUTSCHE (C.D. 1880)

Fritz Reuter Club
St. Louis Club

PRO AMERICAN (C.D. 1940)

Missouri State Chapter 

PROGRESSIVE ORDER OF THE WEST

This fraternal insurance society was organized in 1896, with headquarter in St. Louis.

Abraham Lincoln Lodge, No.102
Banner Zola Lodge, No.123
Friendship Lodge, No.134
Herzel (Dr.) Lodge, No.135
Hirsch (Baron) Lodge, No.108
Independence Star of St. Louis Lodge, No.281
Israel’s Progress Lodge, No.146
King David Lodge, No.120
King Solomon Lodge, No.137
Ladies Friendship Lodge
Liberty Lodge, No.105
Mathes, Isadore Lodge, No.335
Montefiore, Moses Lodge, No.106
Mound City Lodge, No.128
Novack, Michael Lodge, No.123
Rothschild (Baron) Lodge, No.119
Smith, Joseph Lodge, No.192
Star of the West Lodge, No.103
Stix, Wm Lodge, No.260
Tpheris Israel Lodge, No.162
Unity Lodge, No.104
Washington, George Lodge, No.101
Zola, Emil Lodge, No.112

PROTECTED HOME CIRCLE (P.H.C.)

Organized in 1886, in Sharon, PA as a fraternal benefit order by members of the EQUITABLE AID UNION, the NATIONAL UNION, and the INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS. It admitted men and women on equal terms.

Arlington Circle, No. 238
Arlington Junior Circle
Benton Circle, No.414
Carondelet Circle, No.444
Century Circle, No.321
Chouteau Circle, No.350
Compton Circle, No.325
Chouteau Circle, No.350
Hancock Circle, No.631
Hobson Circle, No.344
Hope Circle, No.108
Imperial Circle, No.333
Laclede Circle, No.450
Lafayette Circle, No.465
League No.105
Missouri Circle, no.324
Oak Circle, No.108?
Panama Circle, No.620
Protected Home Circle, No.325
Protected Home Circle, No.414
Protected Home Circle, No.626
Rainbow Circle, No.415
Rose Etta Circle, No.475
St. Louis Circle. No.115
Social League Circle, No.105
Tower Grove Circle, No.412

PROTESTANT KNIGHT OF AMERICA

Founded in St. Louis in 1893, it managed to unite a feudal, Catholic, royalist concept - knighthood - with a Reformed religion in a republican country. Disappeared within the next twenty years.

Lincoln Lodge, No.3
Washington Lodge, No.1

PYTHIAN AID ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI (C.D. 1875)

PYTHIAN SISTERS, Supreme Temple Order (P.S.) (a.ka. RATHBONE SISTERS)

Organized in 1888 in Concord, NH (Lonaconing, PA?) as a female auxiliary of the KNIGHTS OF PUTHIAS. Still active.

Ęgis Temple No. 3
Brilliant Temple, No.19
Excelsior Temple, No.15
Grand Temple Lodge, No.55
Nomads of Avrudaka St. Louis Santha, No.39
Pride of 55 Temple, No.139
Regis Temple, No.3
Royal Temple, No.156
Victory Temple, No.96
Victory Temple of Pythian Sisters
Wabash Temple, No.108

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R.A. (See ROYAL ARCANUM)

R.A.M. (See ROYAL ARCH MASONS)

R. and S. M. (see ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS, International General Council of)

R.T. of J. (See ROYAL TRIBE OF JOSEPH)

RAINBOW GIRLS (see ORDER OF RAINBOW FOR GIRLS)

RATHBONE SISTERS (see PYTHIAN SISTERS)

REBEKAH ASSEMBLY I O O F OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

(See DAUGHTERS OF REBEKAH)

ROMAN CATHOLIC TEMPERANCE AID & BENEVOLENT SOCIETY (Est. 1875) No.1

ROUGH RIDERS ASSOCIATION

The "Mummers" of the PATRIOTIC ORDER OF SONS OF AMERICA.

Butchertown Ranch No. 1
Dutchtown

ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS, International General Council of (R and S. M.)

This order of FREEMANSONS is purely American; invented in 1872 in New York

Hiram Council, No.1

ROYAL ARCANUM (V.M.C.) (R.A.) (Org. 1877, Boston, MA) (General Membership)

The Royal Arcanum is one of the oldest fraternal benefit societies in the United States and the Dominion of Canada, operating under the fraternal system, which offers many social and fraternal benefits to its members.

The Royal Arcanum is the only surviving founding member of the National Fraternal Congress of America, an organization representing over 90 fraternal benefit societies and 10 million fraternalists.

The Royal Arcanum is founded on the principles of good citizenship. It promotes love of country, home and friends; the Fatherhood of God and SIZE="2"Brotherhood of Man; faithfulness in performance of obligations of the home; honor in your dealings with mankind; generosity with those less fortunate than yourself; sympathy, kindness and consideration for the bereaved and distressed.

Benton Council, No.183
Big Muddy Council, No.739
Botanical Council, No.1980
Cabanne Valley Council, No.1284
Carr Lane Council No. 668
Chevalier Council No.1089
Compton Hill Council, No.555
Cote Brilliante Council, No.1299
De Hodiamont Council, No.2132
Delmar Council, No.954
Easton Council, No.1726
Elks Council, No.767
Euclid Council, No.771
Euchre Countil. No.771
Felix Council, No.1710
Florissant Valley Council, No.1073
Forest Park Council, No.877
Grand Council
Gratiot Council, No. 2079
Hickory Council, No.766
Junior League
Kirkwood Council, No.666
Laclede Council, No.665
Marquette Council, No.1576
Mentor Council, No. 765
Missouri Council, No.107
Moller, Carl Council, No.2032
Mound City Council, No.745
North Broadway Council, No.2096
North End Council, No.1032
Old Guard Council, No.2021
Old Orchard Council, No.879
Olivette Council, No.739
Osage Council, No.1867
Phoenix Council
Raphael Council, No.2012
Riverview Gardens Council, No.2168
Royal Arcanum Council
St. Charles Council, No.1827
St. Elmo Council, No.1828
St. L. Mora Council, No.1828
South End Council No.791
Spanish Lake Council, No.1820
Spirit of St. Louis Council, No.767
Summit Council, No.731
Tower Grove Council, No.2033
Valley Council, No.438
Vandeventer Council, No.1235
Victoria Council, No.646
Walnut Park Council, No.1314

ROYAL ARCH MASONS, General Grand Chapter of (R.A.M.)

Organized in 1797, Lexington, KY, open to any Master Mason to join. still had 3,000 members in the mid 1990s.

Bellefontaine Chapter, No.25
Brown, F. J. Lodge (Colored)
Cabanne Chapter, No.140
Cooks’ Benevolent Assn.
Far West Chapter, No.2
Forest Park Council
Keystone Chapter, No.40
Kilwinning Chapter, No.50
King Solomon Chapter, No.36 (Colored)
Missouri Chapter, No.1
Mount Olive Chapter, No.3 (Colored)
O’Sullivan, No.40
Oriental Chapter, No.78
Progress Lodge, No.50
Rabboni Chapter, No.131
St. Louis Chapter, No.8
Shechinah Chapter, No.132
Temple Chapter, No.51
Wellston Chapter, No.138 

ROYAL LEAGUE

Organized in Chicago, 1883, as part of Royal Arcanum) (Men Only) (Women’s auxiliary LADIES OF THE ROYAL LEAGUE) Merged with the EQUITABLE RESERVE ASSOCATION in 1970.

American Council, No.376
Cherokee Council, No.399
Constant Council, No.388
East St. Louis Council, No.254
Eureka Council, No.57 (first in MO)
Future Great Council, No.213
Greeley Council, No.111
Hamilton Council, No.102
Hawthorne Council, No.324
Ivanhoe Council, No.95
Junior League
Laclede Council, No.410
Liberty Council, No.378
Missouri Advisory Council
Missouri Council, No.377
Missouri-Wabash Council, No.115
St. Louis Council, No.58
Schiller Council, No.379
South Side Council, No.88
Success Council, No.244
Triangle Council, No.411
Wellston Council, No.370
West End Council, No.96
West End Eureka Council No.57 

ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA

Originally founded in 1892 as a fraternal benefit insurance society for men and women aged 16-60. Headquarter Rock Island, IL

Cabanne Camp, No.3652
Louisiana Camp, N.3547
Magnolia Camp, No.5157
Mizpah Camp, No.3635
Radium Camp, No.3532
Reliance Camp, No.3564
Riverside Camp, No.2815Royal Camp, No.4101
St. Louis Camp, No.2730
St. Louis Camp, No.3565
Zapp Camp, No.4010 

ROYAL TEMPLARS OF TEMPERANCE (Part of the TEMPLARS OF HONOR AND TEMPERANCE?)

Franklin Temple, No.3
Grand Temple
Mt. Olive Temple, No.4
St. Louis Council, No.1
Star of the West Council, No.3
Union Temple, No.2 

ROYAL TRIBE OF JOSEPH (R.T. of J.)

Organized in 1894, in Sedalia, MO., based on the biblical Joseph’s providence in storing up food against the Egyptian famine, which the founders maintained this was the first life insurance company.

Compton Heights Lodge, No.95
Pacific Lodge, No.96
St. Louis Lodge No.7

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S. of A. (See SONS OF AMERICAN)

S. of H. (See SHIELD OF HONOR, Order of)

S. of V. (See SONS OF VETERANS, U.S.A.)

S.K. & L. A. (See SELECT KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF AMERICA )

 S. P. J. (Slovian?) (Bohemian) (C.D. 1905)
Anna Machovska Lodge, No.95
Ceske Zeny Lodge, No.59
Johanna Z. Rozmitalu Lodge, No.30
Ladies Self-Culture Club
"Sokol" Drum & Bugle Corps 

S.U. of N. A.

St. Louis Lodge, No.37

ST. LOUIS PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION

(Org. 1860, Inc. 1863) (General Membership - aid to poor not provided by Churches of other benevolent associations)

Northern District
Southern District

ST. LOUIS STAR MOTHERS (C.D. 1925)

Staff No.1

SCOTTISH RITE MASONRY (See ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE MASONRY)

SELECT KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF AMERICA (part of Knights and Ladies of Honor?) (C.D. 1900)

Chouteau Castle, No.57
Clinton Castle, No.9
Columbia Castle, No.11
Crescent Castle, No.16
Easton Castle, No.4
Garfield Castle, No.83
Harmonie Castle, No.45
Home Castle, No.1
Lafayette Castle, No.6
Pearl Castle, No.15
St. Louis Castle, No.2
Sampson Castle, No.50
South Side Castle, No.5
Windsor Castle, No.18
Zola Castle, No.47 

SELECT KNIGHTS OF AMERICA (A.O.U.W., Supreme Legion)

Benton Legion, No.77
Carondelet Legion, No. 30
Garfield Legion, No.3
Germania Legion, No.18
Jefferson Legion, No.88
Mc Kenzie Legion, No.41 (Afton)
Mound City Legion, No.14
Mt. Olive Leion, No.7
Phoenix Legion (Florissant)
Rosedale Legion, No.32
St. Louis Legion, No.1
Supreme Legion 

SEVEN WISE MEN (IMPROVED ORDER OF HEPTASOPHS)

Organized in Maryland in 1878 for the purpose of "unitiing fraternally all white men of sound bodily health, good moral character, socially acceptable, engaged in an honorable profession, business, empolyment oroccupation, between 18 and 50 years of age."

George Washington Conclave, No.48
Grand Conclave of Missouri
Harmony Conclave, No.51
Lincoln Consilium, No.1
Lincoln Council, No.1
St. Louis Conclave, No.47
St. Louis Degree Conclave, No.1
Western Conclave, No.49 

SHIELD OF HONOR, Order of (S. of H.)

Organized in 1877 in Baltimore, MD, with the customary white, male-only membership, disappeard by 1930

Mound City Lodge, No.1

SOCIAL ORDER OF THE BEAUCEANT (C.D. 1935)

St. Louis Assembly, No.29

SOCIAL TURNER SOCIETY (Turnverein)

Bellefontaine Chapter, No.25
Ervin Lodge, No.121

SOCIETY OF THE FIFTH DIVISION, U.S.A. (C.D. 1920) (Veterans of the World War)

Missouri State Camp
St. Louis District Camp

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (C.D. 1940)

(Part of VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS)

Post. No.135

SONS OF AMERICAN (S. of A.)

An anti-Catholic, anti-immigration, Know-Nothing society, originating as the PATRIOTIC ORDER, UNITED SONS OF AMERICA someitme before 1847 in Philadelphia

Mound City Encampment, No.19
Washington Camp, No. 1
Washington Camp, No. 3

SONS OF BENJAMIN, Independent Order of

Organized 1877, NewYork, NY, Jewish, short-lived)

SONS OF HERMAN, Grand Lodge Order of the (O.D.H.S.)

Organizaed in New York City in 18990 as a mutual protection league and fraternal benefit socitiey for persons of German heritage. In mid 1990s membership of 80,000, headquarters in San Antonio, TX.

Armenia Lodge, No.2 (Ladies)
Armin Lodge, No.6
Arminia Lodge, No.2 (Ladies)
Arndt Lodge, No.22
Aurora Lodge, No.4 (Ladies)
Barbarosa Lodge, No.24
Blum, Robert Lodge, No.25
Carondelet Lodge, No.20
Cimbria Lodge, No.28
Concordia Lodge, No.23
Deutscher Eiche Lodge, No.21
Edda Lodge, No.17
Einigkeit Lodge, No.15
Eintracht Lodge, No.10 (Three Mile House)
Felsen Lodge, No.12 (Gravois Coal Mines)
Fortschritt Lodge, No.13
Freundschaft Lodge, No.11
Garfield Lodge, No.32
Germania Lodge, No.1 (Ladies)
Germania Lodge, No.7
Gesangverein (Southern)
Gesangverein (Western)
Goethe Lodge, No.16
Grand Lodge
Hansa Lodge, No.18
Harmonie Lodge, No.9
Hermann Lodge, No.37
Humboldt Lodge, No.3
Pride of the West, No.2
Schiller Lodge, No.8
St. Louis Lodge, No.1
Tell, William Lodge, No.33
Teuteburg Lodge, No.5
Teutonia Lodge, No.14
Upland Lodge, No.26
Vorwaerts Lodge, No.36
Uhland Lodge, No.42
Walhalla Lodge, No.4
Wieland Lodge, No.43 

SONS OF ITALY in America, Order of

Founded in New York City on 1905 as an ethnic fraternal society for American men and women of Italian heritage. Not an insurance society, it remained more involved with cultural, educational, and charitable work. Current headquarters in Washington, DC with half a million members.

Iccari Lodge

SONS OF ST. GEORGE, Order of

Organized 1871, in Scranton, PA for the prupose of resisting attacks by the Molly Maguires. Soon developed into an ethnic fraternal benefit society for Anglishmen in America and their sons and grandsons. Female auxiliary Daughters of St. George.

Cromwell Lodge, No.281
Gladstone Lodge, No.474
Nelson Lodge, No.432
Wellington Lodge, No.419

SONS OF TEMPERANCE

Organized in 1842, in New York, first to advocate total abstinence. Order is the parent of GOOD TEMPLARS.

Crystal Fount Division, No.39
Favorite Division, No.114
Golden Rule Division, No.376
Grand Division
St. Louis Division, No.1

SONS OF THE REVOLUTION IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI (Instituted 1894) (C.D. 1900)

St. Louis Chapter

SONS OF UNION VETERANS (C.D. 1940)

Fremont Camp, No.35
Gen. C. D. Wolff Camp, No.5
Gen. C. D. Wolff Camp, No.5 Auxiliary
Ransom Freeman Auxiliary, No.50
Rassieur Auxiliary, No.4
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Mo., Dept.3907

SONS OF VETERANS, (U.S.A.) (S. of V.)

Organized in 1881 by Major A. P. Davis, at Pittsburgh, PA., from cadt corps attached to posts of the Grand Army of the Republic. It’s members are male descendants of deceased or honorably discharged solders, sailors, and marines of the Civil War.

Astor Battery Veteran Assn.
Bowers (Serg’t) Camp, No.61
Fremont, (Gen.) John C. Camp, No.35
Fries, (Col.) Oscar R. Camp, No.5
Grand Order of the Orient Camp, No.1
Harding, Harry P. Post, No.107
Lovejoy, Elijah P. Camp, No.100 (Colored)
Noble, (Gen.) John W. Camp No.51
Pope, (Gen.) John Camp, No.47
Porter (Admiral) Camp, No.47 (Ladies Aid Society, No.3
auxillary)
Ransom Camp, No.50
Rassieur, (Maj.) Leo Camp, No.4
Schaefer, (Gen.) F. Camp, No.28
Slattery, (Col.) D. P. Camp, No.85
Sons of Veterans’ Band
Sullens, Isaac Camp, No.121
Wolff, (Gen.) C. D. Camp, No.5 

SONS OF VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (C.D. 1940) (Part of VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS)

Vogel-Fauth-Wilhelm Post

STEUBEN SOCIETY OF AMERICAN

Founded in New York in 1919. It is composed of American citizens, wholly or in part of German origin, who oppose any league with foreign nations.

Carl Schurz Unit, No.28

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TEMPERANCE AND WISDOM (C.D. 1875)

Mount Vernon Chapter, No.1
Perseverance Chapter, No.2

TEMPLE OF HONOR AND TEMPERANCE (a.k.a. TEMPLARS OF HONOR AND TEMPERENCE.)

A secret society headquartered in Chicago.

Franklin Council of Templars, No.3
Franklin Temple, No.3
Franklin Social Temple, No.6
Grand Temple
Mount Olive Council of Templars, No.4
Mount Olive Temple, No.4
Pride of the West Temple, No.10
St. George’s Temple, No.6
Union Council of Templars, No.2
Union Temple, No.2
Union Social Temple, No.2

THEATRICAL MUTUAL ASSN. (C.D. 1940)

Lodge, No.5

TRIBE OF BEN HUR (a.k.a SUPREME TRIBE OF BEN HUR) (Continued by BEN HUR LIFE ASSOCIATION)

A fraternal benefit association, incorporated in Indiana, in 1894.

Ben Hur Ladies Auxiliary
Ben Hur Lodge
Benton Court, No.13 or 143
Century Court, No.26
Circle Court, No.293
Clifton Court, No.176
Crescent City Court, No.43
Equality Court, No.57
Eureka Court, No.36
Germania Court, No.51
Harmony Court, No.101
Missouri Court, No.27
Phoenix Court, No.58
Queen Esther Court, No.12
Simonides Court, No.61
Unity Court, No.188
West End Court, No.78
Court, No.102 

TURN VEREINE (Gymnastic Societies) (C.D. 1885)

Bohemian Catholic Turners
Carondelet Germania Turn Verein
Carondelet Turnverein Hall
Concordia Turnverein Hall
Missouri Gymnasium
Mound City Gymnasium
North St. Louis Turnverein Hall
North West Turn and Liederkranz Assn.
Olympic
Rock Spring Turn Verein
St. Louis Socialer
St. Louis (Central) Turnverein Hall
St. Louis Turnbeziek Vorort (Executive St. Louis District)
Schweitzer National Turn Verein
Socialer Turnverein Hall
Sokol (Bohemian)
South St. Louis Turnverin Hall
West St. Louis Turnverein

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U.A.M. (See UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS) (Uniform Rank of Jr. O.U.A.M.)

U.F. of A. (See UNIVERSAL FRIENDS OF AMERICA 

U.O. of A. P. (C.D. 1875)

Mound City Lodge, No.9

U.O. of H. (See UNITED ORDER OF HOPE)

U.O.T.B. TRUE LEAGUE (See UNITED ORDER OF TREU BUND)

UNION VETERAN LEGION (C.D. 1915) (Volunteer Veterans of the Civil War who served two years or more)

Encampment, No.15

UNION VETERAN’S UNION (P.D. 1889) (Union soldiers, sailors, and marines, originating in the East)

John A. Logan Command, No.7

UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS (U.A.M.) (Uniform Rank of Jr. O.U.A.M.)

(Org. 2844, New York, NY) (General Membership)

St. Louis Council, No.1

UNITED ANCIENT ORDER OF DRUIDS

A fraternal benefit society headquartered in Britain, the American organization also offered insurance. May still exist but address unknown since 1972.) (Grove also listed as Hain)

Banner Grove, No.40
Benton Grove, No.19
Columbus Grove, No.27
Concordia Grove, No.12
De Soto Grove, No.14 (Carondelet)
Druiden Maennerchor
Druid’s Hall Association
Excelsior Grove, No.1
Franklin (Hain) Grove,No.10
George Washington Grove, No.6
Grand Grove of the State of MO.
Humboldt Grand Arch Captiol
Humboldt Supreme Chapter, No.3
Jackson Grove, No.15
Jefferson Grove, No.17
Keystone Grove, No.18
La Salle Grove, No.11
Laclede (Hein) Grove, No.9
Lessing Grove, No.31
Lincoln Grove, No.26
Lion Grove, No.22
Mississippi, Valley Degree Grove, No.1
Missouri, No.1
Mutual Benefit Assn., U.A.O.D.
Oak Grove, No.30
Occidental Grove, No.16
Phoenix Grove, No.23
Pythagoras Grand Arch Capitol, No.1
Pythagoras Supreme Chapter, No.1
St. Louis Grove, No. 8
Schiller Grand Arch Captiol, No.2
Schiller Supreme Chapter, No.2
Schiller Grove, No.24
Teutonia, No.2
Union Grove, No.20
United Brothers’ Grove, No.3
Washington Degree Grove, No.2
Western Grove, No. 7
Wildey Supreme Chapter, No.4 

UNITED BROTHERS OF FRIENDSHIP

African-American fraternal order formed in 1861 to care for the sick and bury the dead. National Grand Lodge formed in 1879 and white became eligible for membership. SISTERS OF THE MYSTERIOUS TEN was their female auxiliary.

Lodge No.262

UNITED COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS OF AMERICA, Order of

Formed in 1890 in Columbus, OH, as a fraternal and insurance society for traveling salesman. Current headquarters still in Columbus with 175,000 members in mid 1990s.

Mound City Council, No.207
St. Louis Council, No.26

UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS (C.D. 1915)

Camp St. Louis, No.731

UNITED GERMAN ORDER

No.145

UNITED GRAND CHAPTER ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR OF MISSOURI AND JURISDICTION

(C.D. 1915) (African-American) (See ORDER OF EASTERN STAR)

UNITED IRISHMEN, Society of

Founded in Belfast in 1791 as a political society. Founded as an open society it was forced to become a secret society three years later when it was suppressed by the authorities.

Grand Patriot Council
Lodge No.1
Robert Emmet Lodge, No.2

UNITED ORDER OF FORESTERS

Probably formed in 1894 by members of various other Foresters groups. (see also ANCIENT ORDER OF FORRESTERS)

Ashland Court, No.93
Benton Court, No.129
Cech Court, No.47
Chouteau Court, No.10
Denniworth Court, No.99
Emerald Court, No.142
Harmony Court, No.152
Lafayette Court, No. 142
Longfellow Court, No.208
Mc Kinley Court, No.252
Missouri Court, No.136
Mound City Court, No.16
O’Jasmine Court, No.139
Olive Court, No.74
Pike Court, No.85
St. Louis Court, No.9
Shakespeare Court, No.161 

UNITED ORDER OF HONOR (U.O.H.)

Charity Lodge, No.102
Future Lodge, No. _
Harmony Lodge, No.98
Heart in Hand Lodge, No.80
Paragon Lodge, No.42
Progressive Lodge, No.93
Rising Star Lodge, No.113
St. Louis Lodge, No.40
Simpson Lodge, No.10

UNITED ORDER OF HOPE (U.O. of H.)

A mutual benefit society which had its headquarters in St. Louis, in 1896. Organized 1888, 15 Lodges in 1890.

Cimbria Lodge, No.7
Concordia Lodge, No.6
Einigkeit Lodge, No.8
Emerald Lodge, No.14
Ethel Lodge, No.21
Friendship Lodge, No.20
Goethe Lodge, No.9 (left Order & joined ORDER OF MUTUAL PROTECTION)
Grand View Lodge, No.16
Humboldt Lodge, No.8
J. C. Nidelet Lodge, No.17?
Laclede Lodge, No.10
Liberty Lodge, No.22
Macbeth Lodge, No.11
Missouri Lodge, No.4
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No.18
Paragon Lodge, No.2Pride of St. Louis Lodge, No.12
Prosperity Lodge, N.3
St. Louis Lodge, No.1
Schiller Lodge, No.23
Sherwood Lodge, No.5
Simpson Lodge, No.10
South Side Lodge, No.15
Supreme Lodge
Wallenstein Lodge, No.13
Washington Lodge, No.17 

UNITED ORDER OF TREU BUND (True League) (U.O.T.B.) (C.D. 1875) (I.O.T.B) (C.D. 1890)

Arminius Lodge, No.58
Aurora Lodge, No.1
Central St. Louis Lodge, No.11
Cheltenham Lodge No.60
Chippewa Lodge, No.16
Concordia Degree Lodge, No.1
Degree Lodge, No.1
Einigkeit Lodge, No.44
Eintracht Lodge, No.42
Fortschritt Lodge, No.65
Franklin Lodge, No.13
Freundschaft Lodge, No.56
Garfield Lodge, No.39
Germania Lodge, No.36
Goethe Lodge, No.18
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Harmonia Lodge, No.45
Harrison Lodge, No.57
Hoffnung Lodge, No.55
Humboldt Lodge, No.41
Jefferson Lodge, No.20
Lessing Lodge, No.26
Liberty Lodge, No.4
Lincoln Lodge, No.3
Missouri Lodge, No.1
Muscoutah Lodge, No.7
North St. Louis Lodge, No.61
Northwestern Lodge, No.65
Pride of the West Lodge, No.8
Schiller Lodge, No.40
South St. Louis Degree, No.2
South St. Louis Lodge, No.37
Steuben Lodge, No.121
Union Lodge, No.6
Walhalla Lodge, No.42
Washington Lodge, No.2
William Tell Lodge, No.9

UNITED SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS (C.D. 1905)

Camp Sterling Price, No.145

UNITED SONS OF ERIN BENEVOLENT SOCIETY (Fraternity) (Org. 1864)

St. Louis Council, No.21

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS, Dept. of Missouri

This secret fraternal order consisted of honorably discharged officers, soldiers, sailors, etc, of the regular or volunteer army, or of the navy or marine corps of the U.S., who served in the war with Spain, or the insurrection on the Philippines.

American Lady Auxiliary, Camp No.2
Anna Cole Auxiliary, No.1
Auxiliary Community Council
Capron-Keightly Camp, No.15
Cole, (Gen.) Nelson Camp, No.2
Company H Club Firsrt Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Daughters of American Harmony Council, No.12
Daughters of American Victory Council, No.10
Evans, Bob Auxiliary Camp, No.57
Evans, Bob Camp, No.57
Fish, Hamilton Jr. Camp, No.1
Jefferson Barrack Auxiliary Camp, No.5
King, Gen.. Charles, No.4
Mc Kinley, William Camp, No.29
Mc Kinley, Auxiliary Camp, No.11
Mc Kinley, William Council, No.18
Municipal Council
Nelson Cole Camp, No.2
St. Louis Camp, No.33
Spanish War Veterans Assn. & Auxiliary
Veterans Auxiliaries
Walker-Jennings Camp, No.4
Walker-Jennings Camp Spanish Auxiliary No. 6
White, (Cpl) Wm. L. Camp, No.10
Wint, Lydia P. Auxiliary, No.8
Wint, (Gen.) Theo. J. Camp, No.14

UNITED STATES BENEVOLENT FRATERNITY (C.D. 1875)

A death, total disability, and annuity benefit assocation founder in Baltimore, MD, in 1881. Descendant of the ROYAL ARCANUM and the AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR.

George Washington Council, No.16
Moquette Council, No.66
Pioneer of the West Council, No.7
St. Louis Council, No.21
Tara Council, No.24 

UNIVERSAL FRIENDS OF AMERICA (U.F. of A.) (C.D. 1875)

Adams Council No.5
Geroge Washington Council
Jefferson Council
Lincoln Council

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V.M.C. (See ROYAL ARCANUM)

VANGUARD MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION

Marion Camp (Wellston)

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Of The United States (C.D. 1925)

Established in 1899, the only national organization composed exclusively of veterans of the wars and campaigns conducted by the U.S. on foreign soil and in foreign waters. Membership was limited to active service men.

Aloe, (Col.) A. J. Post, No.163 (& Aux) No.1663
Brooks Hunicke Post, No.2591
Carondelet Post, No.2101 (& Aux.)
Carter, Fred C. Post, No.2191 (& Aux)
Cook, Daniel C. Post, No.219 (Colored)
Cooties Pup Tent, No.4
Dowd-Lane Post, No.2293
Durfee, (Sgt.)George H. Post, No.324 (& Aux)
El Caney-Meuse Post, No.1145 (& Aux)
Emig, Elmer Post, No.3100 (& Aux)
Farrington, Edward C. Post, No.3222 (& Aux.)
Flanders Memorial Post, No.1840 (& Aux.)
Fleming, Patrick J. Post, No.2637 (& Aux.)
Gallagher, Anthony W. Post, No.877 (& Ladies Aux)
Hart, (Col.) Hugh Post, No.2156
Midday Memorial Post, No.2910
Military Order of Lady Bugs
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Mueller-Michael-Dixon Post, No.2365
Post, Wm. H. Murphy, No.919
Murphy, Wm. H. Post, No919 (Ladies Aux)
Musicians Post, No.3600
North St. Louis Post, No.1850 (& Aux)
Northwest Memorial Post, No.2232 (& Aux)Prosser, (Maj.) J. B. Post, No.3168 (& Aux)
Post, No.1183
Post, No.6137
Pup Tent No.2
St. Louis Pup Tent, No.4
St. Louis Pup Tent Cooties, No.3
Santiago-Argonne Post, No.1102 (& Aux)
Seventh Div. Post., No.2340 (& Aux)
Show Me Pup Tent, No.4
Society of the First Division AEF
Thirteenth District
Veterans of Foreign Wars Seventh Division Post Aux., No.2340
Veterans Welfare Assn.
Vogel-Fauth-Wilhelm Post, No.135 (& Aux)

VETERANS OF THE BLUE AND GRAY (C.D. 1900)

(see GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC)

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W. of A. (see MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA)

W.C.O.F. (Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters)

W.O.W. (See WOODMEN OF THE WORLD 

WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION

Founded in 1877 in Quincy, IL, as a fraternal benefit life and health insurance company. Open to Catholics of both sexes with more than 27,000 members in the mid 1990s.

Assumption Branch, No.195
Holy Family Branch, No.166
Holy Trinity Branch, No.87
Nativity Branch, No.175
Our Lady of Sorrows, No.228
Resurrection, No.298
St. Agnes Branch, No.168
St. Andrew Branch, No.91
St. Anthony Branch, No.69
St. Augstine Branch, No.179
St. Barbara Branch, No.114
St. Bernard Branch, No.66
St. Boniface Branch, No.133
St. Cecelia Branch, No.129
St. Clara Branch, No.189
St. Engelbert Branch, No.172
St. George Branch, No.70
St. Henry Branch, No.144
St. John Branch, No.281
St. Joseph Branch, No.143
St. Ludwig Branch, No.46
St. Mary Branch, No.190
St. Michaels Branch, No.174
St. Monica Branch, No.211
Sts. Peter & Paul Branch, No.46
St. Peters Branch, No.60
St. Theresa, No.236
St. Veronica Branch, No.207
St. Vincent Branch, No.137
St. Wenceslaus Branch, No.131 

WHITE SHRINE OF JERUSALEM, Supreme Shrine of the Order of the

Founded as a Christian auxiliary to FREEMASONS in the U.S. Headquarters in Melbourne, FL with 69,000 members in the mid 1990s.

Mt. Olive Shrine, No.15
Trinity Shrine, No.3

WOMAN’S BENEFIT ASSOCIATION (C.D. 1940)

Pioneer Club
St. Louis Review No.10
St. Louis Review No.11
St. Louis Review No.15
St. Louis Review No.21
St. Louis Review No.24
St. Louis Review No.36
St. Louis Review No.52
St. Louis Review No.57
St. Louis Review No.102
St. Louis Review No.105 

WOMEN’s BENEFIT ASSOCIATION OF THE MACCABEES

(See LADY MACCABEES OF THE WORLD)

WOMEN’S CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORESTERS

St. Thomas Court, No.849
St. Vincent’s Court No.128

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD (W.O.W.)

Organized in 1890, in Denver, CO as a fraternal insurance society for those over 16. Founded by three members of the original MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA, although any relationship to this organization is unclear. Current headquarters in Littleton, CO.

Acorn Camp No.336
America Camp No.217
Auburn Camp, No.249
Baden Camp, No.717
Benton Camp, No.248
Birch Camp, No.745
Bohemian Camp, No.685
Botanical Camp, No.229
Catalpa Camp, No.725
Central Camp, No.801
Chopper Camp, No.218
Christopher Columbus Camp, No.644
Clark Camp, No.800
Concordia Camp, No.590
DelmarCamp, No.730
Ebony Camp, No.547
Eden Camp, No.442
Elk Camp, No.277
Elm Camp, No.581
Excelsior Circle, No.1 Drill Team
Forest Camp, No.432
Grand Camp, No.682
Gravois Camp, No.558
Hanover Camp, No.583
Harmonie Camp
Harmony Camp. No.812
Hickory Camp, No.378
Holly Camp, No.353
Jefferson Barracks Camp, No.493
Lafayette Camp, No.589
Liberty Camp, No.340
Lincoln Camp, No.567
Linden Camp, No.565
Live Oak Camp, No.112
Magnolia Camp, No.394
Maple Camp, No.557
Mercantile Camp, No.14
Midland Camp, No.553
Missouri Camp, No.546
Moses Montefiore Camp, No.223
Mound City Camp, No.544
Mount Auburn Camp, No.249
Oakland Camp, No.75
Olympia Camp, No.556
Pine Camp, No.834
Progressive Camp, No.783
Ripley Camp, No.815
Rough Rider Canp, No.542
Scherer Camp., No.594
St. Louis Camp, No.5
St. Louis German Camp, No.75
Sycamore Camp, No.567
Sylvan Camp No.242
Temple Camp, No.510
Terminal Camp, No.234
Theatrical Camp, No.688
Tower Grove Camp, No.377
Tripoli Camp, No.658
Uniform Rank, Co. G. 8th Reg.
Universal Camp, No.798
Victoria Camp, No.673
Wald Camp, No.204
Walnut Camp, No.453
Washington Camp, No.51 

WOODMEN’S CIRCLE; Supreme Forest

Founded in 1900 as a fraternal and insurance society, principally for Jews in the U.S. and Canada. Headquarters are currently located in New York City and membership was approximately 37,000 in the mid 1990s.

Afton Grove, No.151
America Grove, No.116
Benton Grove, No.209
Bertle Grove, No.327
Carondelet Grove, No.139
Catalpa Grove, No.276
Cedar Grove, No.230
Central Executive Grove No.1
Christopher Columbus Grove, No.232
Commercial Grove, No.340
Cora Grove, No.55
Cypress Grove, No.51
Delmar Grove, No.285
Elk Grove, No.114
Fairmount Grove, No.313
Fawn Circle Ladies Auxilary
Fawn Grove, No.132
Fenton Grove, No.212
Forest Grove, No.252
Georgia Grove, No.304
Golden Rod Grove, No.311
Gravois Grove, No.211
Harmony Grove, No.208
Hickory Grove, No.2 OR 98 OR 236
Holy Grove, no.353
Hughes Grove, No.219
Ivy Grove, No.195
Laura P. Williams Grove, No.326
Lillian Grove, No.230
Magnolia Grove, No.109
Manchester Grove, No.200
Manor Grove, No.347
Maple Grove, No.146
Martha Grove, No.240
Mercantile Grove, No.141
Midland Grove, No.158
Montifiore Grove, No.143
Mound City Grove, No.222
Mt. Auburn Grove, No.194
Mt. Pleasant Grove, No.218
Myrtle Grove, No.249
Oak Grove, No.56
Oakland Grove, No.112
Oakville Grove, No.145
Olive Grove, No.27
Orange Grove, No.234
Palm Grove, No.243
Progressive Grove, No.291
Rosewood Grove, No.128
St. Louis Grove, No.207
Supreme Forest
Sylvan Grove, No.193
Terminal Grove, No.157
Tower Grove, No.77
Tripoli Grove, No.239
Vista Grove, No.213
W. H. Hughes Grove, No.219
Walnut Grove, No.130
White Pine Grove, No.232
Willow Grove, No.153
Woodmen’s Circle, No.13, Jr. Drill Team

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Y

YEOMEN OF AMERICA (YEOMEN, BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICAN?)

Founded in 1897 as a fraternal benefit assessment society. In 1932 it transformed itself into the Mutual Life Insurance Company
Carondelet Homestead, No.2736
Tower Grove Lodge, No.1451

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Compiled by Keith Zimmer
Periodicals Department
St. Louis Public Library
January 2001
Revised July 2001

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