Lincoln Lodge Sons of St. George

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• My great grandfather belonged to the Sons of ST Georgein Centerville, a district in Butte,MT. He was caretakerof the lodge building prior to his death from silicosisin 1912.
1/12/2014 5:35:40 PM by Anonymous
• My grandfather Walter Kingsbury was a member of the Bay Cities Lodge #563 in Santa Monica in 1925. I have a pin with a blue star and a man on a horse. would love to have information about it.
1/28/2010 4:54:46 PM by Anonymous
• The Sons of St. George were a fraternal organization which catered to men of British descent. In the mining districts of Michigan, this group usually attracted those specifically of Cornish descent. An 1892 directory of fraternal and masonic lodges listed twelve active lodges for the Sons of St. George across the Upper Peninsula, including groups in the following copper mining communities:Houghton / Duke of Wellington Lodge No. 270 (91 members), Red Jacket (Calumet) / One and All Lodge No. 272 (288 members), Lake Linden / Lincoln Lodge No. 273 (50 members), Central Mine / Sons of Liberty Lodge No. 278 (40 members).
12/21/2005 3:50:31 PM by Erik Nordberg, MTU Archivist
• From the online Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum Order of Sons of St. George were first established in Scranton,Pennsylvania in 1871. It was originally founded for the purpose of resisting attacks by the Molly Maguires, a secret society of Irish immigrant laborers working in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. The Molly Maguires were founded after the predominately Irish Catholic union called the Workingmen's Benevolent Association was broken up the mine owners and officials.The Molly Maguires operated in secret, and used the signs, passwords and grips of the Ancient Order of Hibernians to conceal their criminal activities, which consisted of raiding mine officials homes, beating them up and threatening them with death, and destroying mine owners property during the labor disputes in the 1860s-1870s.The Order of the Sons of St. George evolved into an ethnic fraternal benefit society for Englishmen residing in the United States of America, and their sons and grandsons. It offered sick and death benefits to members, benefits, and social activities such as dances, picnics and other lodge activities.Membership was limited to first-, second- and third-generation Englishmen. There was a female auxiliary called the Daughters of St. George. Both organizations are long defunct.""
12/21/2005 3:57:16 PM by Erik Nordberg, MTU Archivist
• The last Supreme Convention of the Daughter's of St. George was held in Providence, R.I. in August of 1968 at the Biltmore Hotel. It was hostessed by the Perseverance Lodge, Olneyville, R.I. I attended this convention with my grandmother & aunts who were members. The Perseverance Lodge disbanded in 1974 and as the order, their original charter was burned. (I watched my grandmother doit, as she said it was her duty) I have pictures of the Daughter's at that final convention if anyone is interested I would be happy to share. witchyb@embarqmail.comI believe the only living member is my aunt.
2/15/2008 10:15:42 PM by Anonymous
• today being the 25/02/2010 in Birmingham England ..we have once again set in motion, the building of the society known as the Sons of St George. we have a humble number to start with , ten brethren who are strong and true to the original brothers. we are going to make this society once more strong and true, i am at the moment gathering the old words and bylaws that made the S.O.S.G the commited frat that it was.i will write again when i have more info. write your e-mail address here if you have anything for me we are interested in regalia and words..
2/26/2010 12:42:28 PM by Anonymous
• Would like to make contact with Darrell J Nicks as my grandfather was also a member of the Sons of St George in Chicago, in the late 1880s 1890s
2/8/2013 12:22:02 PM by Anonymous
• The Sons of St George still has an active lodge in Birmingham England. They will be marching on the St Georges parade in West Bromwich West Midlands England on Sunday April 25th 2010. They hold regular monthly meetings in Birmaingham.
3/21/2010 12:13:15 PM by Anonymous
• My father William Richard Hughes was a member of the sons of St. George's blues in Milwaukee becoming president in 1931. Can anybody help with any information? -- Nigel Hughes
3/21/2011 6:58:41 PM by Anonymous
Name:Darrell J Nicks
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my greatgrand father william bramwell nicks was a member of in chicago ILL. IN THE LATE 1870'S TO 1890'S OR SO. I HAVE A LOT OF DOCTCUMENT'S WHEN HE WAS A Member. And at one time pres. of mistel toe lodge in ILL. DO YOU HQVE ANY INFORMATION about my Gr-grandfather Nicks
3/23/2010 12:04:59 AM by Anonymous
• My research from the Calumet News and DMG indicates that the Sons of St. George Duke of Wellington lodge was located in Houghton in 1895 but in Painesdale in 1914 and Trimountain in 1916.
3/9/2011 1:34:58 PM by Anonymous
• My Great- Grandfather was a member of the Sons Of St. George. He was born in England, came to the United States in the 1880's. The Society buried my Grandfather in Iron River, he lived in Ishpeming and then in Beechwood, Michigan. There are a few other men secretly buried along with him, they are all buried under the Sons of St, George in Iron River. So if you are missing a family memeber , they maybe buried there.
4/24/2009 6:10:43 PM by Anonymous
• I have inherited a sword that is engraved with the USA order of St George on one side of the blade and on the other The name Charles Ashton. I dont know if it's a family member but think it must be since my grandfather was from England. Can anyone tell me who this is....- V Balmforth
8/18/2012 10:51:52 PM by Anonymous