Rock Island County Societies

Fraternal Order Of Eagles

One of our most interesting societies is that of the Eagles. The Far West has the distinction of the origin of The Fraternal Order of Eagles. Its principles of liberty, truth, justice and equality, appeal to the most conservative people of the country. The benefits to the member are: a physician to himself and family free of charge, one dollar a day sick benefit for sixteen weeks, and one hundred dollars in case of death. Rock. Island Aeria, No. 956, Fraternal Order of Eagles, was instituted January 15, 1905, at the Rock Island Turner Hall. Its charter list was composed …

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The Fraternal Tribunes

The home offices of The Fraternal Tribunes, a fraternal insurance society having a national reputation, are located in Rock Island, and the society occupies the entire second story of the Carse Building. This is a Rock Island institution of growing importance, having been organized in 1897, in which year a charter was received from the State of Illinois and its lodges now number up into the hundreds and are located in the thriving cities and towns of this and other states. The growth of The Fraternal Tribunes on January 1, 1908, was in excess of 11,000 members, and the society …

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