Death benefits certificate issued by District Grand Lodge, No. 18, to Cornelia Hill, 1913 June 1
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DescriptionCollection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. FR 007A death benefits certificate issued by District Grand Lodge, No. 18, of Atlanta, Georgia, to Cornelia Hill of Winder, Georgia. Dated June 1, 1913. In this document, Cornelia Hill, a member of the Winder Household of Ruth, No. 1445, purchases death benefits to be paid out to her husband in the event of her death. In 1843, Peter Ogden, "a person of color who traveled between New York and Liverpool, England," as a steward on a ship, founded the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, an African American mutual aid society, in New York City.
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