sary in Grand Style
at De Soto.
The Odd Fellows
of De Soto celebrated the birth of their order in the United
States by giving a grand picnic at Morris' Grove. This lodge
branched off from the Lancaster lodge in 1887 with a membership
of five. It now has forty members and is reputed to be one of
the best working lodges in the state. The officers elective are
J. M. Park, N. G.; D. M. Waters, V. G.; C. S. Crave, secretary
and J. J. Chastain, treasurer.
- July 27, 1891, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
At the picnic grounds, a grand
march was formed by the home and visiting Odd Fellows. They marched
to the grand stand, where they were received by appropriate music,
after which, the first speaker, John T. Witt, was introduced
by Mr. E. S. Denguid. Mr. Witt made a telling speech, in which
he held forth the beauties of the order in glowing terms. He
was followed by Col. S. H. Russell, who, it is needless to say,
made an eloquent address. At the close of his speech, the Colonel
introduced to the audience, Dr. J. A. Lindsey, of Lancaster,
an Odd Fellow for 38 years, and called attention in a few well
chosen words to a medal given him by the Grand Lodge of the state
for efficient and long labor in the order. Dr. Lindsey was followed
by Mr. Geo. White, who, for 37 years, has worked for the good
of his beloved order and is, to-day, proud of it. The next feature
on the programme was dinner, and in keeping with everything undertaken
by the people of this wealthy neighborhood, a success.
After dinner, Mr. W. Illingsworth,
on behalf of the visiting members, made a felicitous address,
which was frequently interrupted by loud applause. The crowd
dispersed at 6 o'clock, impressed with the hospitality and good
fellowship of the people of De Soto.
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lodges of the Knights of Pythias of this city united yesterday
in memorial exercises. They met at Castle Hall on Main street
where the line of march was formed and preceded by a carriage
with beautiful floral emblems and a brass band, they marched
down Main to the Windsor, across to Elm, and out to Ervay, thence
out to the First Baptist Church, were, after beautiful song service
and scriptural reading, they listed to an eloquent sermon by
Dr. Schofield. After the services in the church, the Knights
and their friends took carriages to the cemetery, where flowers
in profusion were scattered over the graves of their departed
- June 13, 1892, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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Knights of Pythias
At a meeting
of K. of P. Oak Cliff Lodge No. 80, on Wednesday night, the following
members were elected and installed as officers of the new lodge:
- June 27, 1892, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
R. P. Toole, Past Chancellor.
S. H. Hurlock, Chancellor Commander.
A. P. Tenison, Vice Chancellor.
J. O. Gill, Prelate.
W. D. Henderson, Keeper of Seals
R. G. Williams, Master of Exchequer.
J. I. Walsh, Master of Finance.
M. G. Knight, Master at Arms.
---- Alden, Inside Guard.
---- Wilkins, Outside Guard.
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BLUE GOOSE POOL
GIVES MIDDIES TO
little girls at the Reynolds Presbyterian orphanage were made
happy Friday afternoon when as many white middy dresses were
delivered to the orphanage by the Ancient and Honorable Order
of the Blue Goose.
- April 5, 1924, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 2.
The letter accompanying the gift
read: "The Pond of the Blue Goose Order has, from time to
time, enjoyed being helpful to institutions such as yours, and
takes keen pleasure in relieving distress and alleviating suffering
whenever it is possible to do so, and having a feeling that some
of the little girls in your institution might enjoy a present
in the way of a new dress, we are sending you fifty-three dresses
for your little girls, and we want you to accept them with our
very kindest regards and with the assurance that it gives us
just as much pleasure to present them as it does for you to receive
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