Monday, September 23, 2013

Moose International Ephemera

This weekend hubby and I went to the local flea market. I spotted these photocopies of some old photos and just had to get them.

There are quite a few reasons I turned over a dollar for these.

  1. I am a Moose member.
  2. I like history.
  3. There are unidentified faces who are someone's ancestors.
  4. Something to share with Fraternal Organizations for Genealogists 
  5. Did I mention I like history?
The photos were printed on the back of some old calendar pages.

I did a little googling to see if by chance these photos were out on the web somewhere. The only one I found was a similar shot of the old Marion Hotel. Apparently it has had several different names. The Loyal Order of the Moose bought the hotel located in Orange Park in the 1920s. Moosehaven "City of Contentment" now stands where the hotel used to be. Here is an interesting article about how Moosehaven came to be.

I couldn't seem to find anything about Moose Relief, but I believe the L.O.O.M. 107 is located in Marysville, Pennsylvania. This lodge was involved in a pretty significant lawsuit, Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis.

According to the writing underneath this photo it is the Moose R & R Headquarters in Paris in 1917/1918. I haven't figured out what R & R stands for, but I did find a 1918 news article in the Pittsburgh Press on Google News entitled Paris Moose Headquarters Aids U.S. Men. In fact, the whole page is called "News of the Moose".

The following photos were taken about 1922-1926 at Moosehaven. Hopefully someone can identify these Moose members.

Leather and shoe repair

And just in case  you are interested you can find a list of famous Moose Members here.

Leslie Ann

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday ~ Important Decision

While scouring newspaper archives I ran into this article and thought it was worth posting.

Sacramento Daily Union, Saturday, July 19, 1862, page 8

Important Decision

It will be remembered that a few weeks ago, a slave named Edmund was arrested as a fugitive on board an upward bound steamer by  officer Gilchrist, and placed in jail, in this city, it being the object of the policeman to return the negro to his master, who resides in Tennessee. It appears that the negro, who had been permitted by his master to work on the rebel fortifications at Fort Donelson, had been seized by the Federal army, and that he had been turned over to Captain Leland of New York, a member of General Grant's staff. At the time of his arrest, the negro was on his way to New York, and was traveling under a pass from General Grant. A short time after the negro's arrest, Captain Leland appeared and commenced proceeding in the United States Court, Judge Ballard, for the negro's release. The evidence was heard a few days since, his Honor Judge Ballard withholding his decision until yesterday, when he decided, in effect, that the negro is no longer the property of his master, the master having forfeited the right of property in the slave when he permitted him to be used in aid of the rebellion. The negro was accordingly released. ---Louisville Journal, June 25th.

 Leslie Ann

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wedding Wednesday ~ 1901 Marriage Licenses

Los Angeles Herald, November 17, 1901, page 8

BAIER-BENTON--Frank R. Baier, 25, native of Missouri, both residents of Los Angeles.
PASMORE-LINCK--Edgar H. Pasmore, 27, native of California, and Josephine C. Linck, 19, native of South Dakota, both residents of Los Angeles.
CONFER-GRIFFITH--Clinton E. Confer, 25, native of Wisconsin and resident of Los Angeles, and Grace G. Griffith, 24, native of Kentucky and resident of Pomona.

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