The information below was taken from the newspaper, the Lafayette Advertiser. It includes various fraternal and benevolent societies
that were active in Lafayette around the turn of the century. I will add more of these articles as I find them.
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN
Morgan Lodge, No. 317 — Meets
every Monday at 7:30 p. m., except
last Monday at 8 a. m. at K. of P.
hall above First National Bank. 1903 Officers: J.
B. Coumes, M.; Lock Neveus, S.: Don
A. Greig, F.; M. L. Boudreaux, C.; A. A. Mouton, A.
BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF LAFAYETTE
Chartered Feb. 13, 1893.
Charter members: L. Levy; W. E. Bowen; O. E. Mouton; Numa Schayot; E. Priolland;
Pierre Dugas; H. D. Guidry; J. Higginbotham; Crow Girard; Geo. M. Delower; Alfred Hebert; L. F. Rignes; James
Hannen; R. Coffey; Felix Demanade; B. Falk; I. A. Broussard; C. Lusted; H. C. Salles
Alfred J. Theriot; R. H. Wilkens; Leon Plonsky; B. I. Denlon; Chas. D. Caffery; P. A.
Delhomme; Thos. F. Webb, Jr.; Gustave Lacoste; I. N. Satterfield; Mouton & Salles;
J. M. Jones; F. S. Mudd; E. Constantin; T. M. Biossat; A. C. Ordway; N. P. Moss;
Arthur C. Mouton; J. Nickerson; P. J. Hanks; Julian Mouton; C. H. Bradley; J. E.
Martin; Wm. Campbell; R. C. Greig; H. Church; Chas. O. Mouton; E. G. Voorhies; H.
Billeaud and Wm. H. Cayard
DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY
The following ladies met at
the court-house on the 21st of June, 1903, to
organize a camp of the Daughters
of the Confederacy: Mrs. V.
Dupuis, Mrs. V. Guidroz, Mrs.
Sidney Mouton, Misses Ida,
Estelle and Aimee Mouton, Cora
Desbrest, Corinne Guidry, Cecilia Guidry, Jennie Torian and
Lilia DeBlanc. Miss Aimee
Mouton was elected temporary
president and Miss DeBlanc,
secretary. A meeting will be
held on July 1 to organize permanently
KNIGHTS OF HONOR
At its regular meeting on the Dec. 11th, 1893, inst., Lafayette Lodge, Knights of Honor,
No. 3194, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Chas. D. Caffrey, Dictator;
Thos. F. Webb, Jr., Vice Dictator;
Alfred Hebert, Reporter;
A. E. Mouton, Financial Reporter;
B. Falk, Treasurer;
N. Schayot, Chaplain;
J. P. Revillion, Guide;
Alex Delahoussaye, Guardian;
Gus Schmulen, Sentinel.
Selected as Representative to the Grand Lodge, Conrad Debaillon; as Alternate,
Dr. J. D. Trahan; as Trustees, B. Miller, Albert Delahoussaye and Jos. Plonsky.
At the regular meeting of Lafayette Lodge 3194 K. of H. the
following officers were installed by
Past Dictator Chas. D. Caffery to
serve for the year 1899.
Dictator, Dr. J. F. Mouton;
Vice Dictator, F. H. Clark,
Asst. Dictator , Alfred Hebert;
Reporter, Geo, A. DeBlanc;
Financial Reporter, A. E. Mouton;
Treasurer, B. Falk;
Guide, Alb. Delahoussaye;
Chaplain, F. V. Monton;
Guardian, B. Miller;
Sentinel, Louis Lacoste;
Jake Weigle, Alfred Hebert, F. H. Clark, Trustees.
Lafayette Lodge, No. 3194, K. of
H. Meets the second and fourth Friday of each month over
First National Bank. 1903 Officers: Dr. F. G. Mouton, Reporter; F. C. Triay, Secretary.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
The Lafayette Lodge K. of P. at their
regular meeting on the 28th inst. elected
the following officers for the year 1894.
Abram Brower, C. C.; Chas. Higgins
V. C.; James Hannen, M of E.; Crow Girard, M. of F.; J. N Domingeaux, Prelate;
Phil Crouchet, M. at A.; B Falk, K. of R.; C. C. Labbe, M. at W.
At a meeting held on Saturday,
January 21st, Lafayette Lodge No.
37, K. of P. elected the follow
officers to serve for the year 1899.
B. Falk, C. C.;
H. Gankendorff, V. C.;
J. Walters, M. of W.;
C. H. Lusted, P.;
J. Hannen, M. of Ex;
E. Me Daniel, M of A.;
D. H. Delahoussaye, I. G.;
G, Poinboeuf, O. G.;
E. Lehman, K. R.
Lafayette Lodge No. 37 K. of P.
Meets every Thursday night in Castle
Hall over First National. Bank,
Vermilion street. 1903 Officers: W. H. Alexander,
C. C; Geo. W. Knapp, K. of R. and
Section 1336, Endownment Rank, 1903 Officers:
Henry Gankerdorf, President; Joe P.
On Saturday, Dec. 6th, 1873, inst., an election was held for officers of Hope
Lodge, No. 145, A. F. & A. M., at their hall in Vermilionville, and the
following brothers, elected and appointed were duly installed for the year
1874 by M. W. G. Master, M. E. Girard:
E. S. Mudd, W. M.; L. M. Roger, S. W.; J. J. Caffery, J. W.; Wm. Brandt,
Treasurer; J. A. Chargois, Secretary; J. H. Wise, S. D.; J. N. Judice, J. D.;
J. D. Trahan and B. A. Salles, Stewards; Jean Brun, Tyler.
At an election held on Dec. 6th, 1873, inst., the officers of Hope Royal Arch Masons Chapter,
No. 38, of Vermilionville, the following companions were elected for the
M. E. Girard, E. H. P.; L. M. Roger, K.; R. Dugat, S.; W. B. Bailey, C. H.;
F. S. Mudd, P. S.; A. V. Martin, R. A. C.; W. Brandt, Treas.; J. H. Wise,
Sec.; T. F. Webb, G. M. 3rd V.; A. Garnier, G. M. 2nd V.; A. Haas, G. M.
1st V.; Joseph Boudreau, Guard.
At a special convocation of Hope Royal Arch Masons
Chapter No. 38, held on April 16th, 1889 inst.,
an election for officers was ordered by
Rev. H. C. Duncan, M. E. G H. P. of
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons
of the State of Louisiana, and the following Companions were elected and duly
installed, viz John Clegg, E. H. P.; Jos.
A. Breaux, K; F. S. Mudd, S.; D. A.
Cochrane, C. H.; Jos. A. Chargois, P. S.;
L. M. Roger, R. A. C. ; Ernest Bernard,
Treasurer; W. B, Bailey, Secty.; S. R.
Wallis, G. M. 3rd. V.; R. Francez, G. M.
2nd V.; J. Brun, G. M. 1st V.
At their stated meeting on Saturday evening last Hope Lodge No. 145 A. F. & A. M.
elected the following officers to serve for the year 1894:
Charles D. Caffery, W.M.; William Campbell, S.W.; Chas. T. Higgins, J. W.;
J. S. Mudd, Treasurer; Crow Girard, Secretary; Albert F. Cayard, S. D.;
D. L. Herpin, J. D.; and Jean Brun, Tyler.
Hope Lodge No. 145, F. & A. M.
Meets first and third Friday of each month in Masonic Hall,
corner Vermilion and Monroe. 1903 Officers: C. D. Caffery, W. M.; V. L. Roy, Secretary.
ORDER RAILWAY CLERKS OF AMERICA
Lafayette, La., Local, No. 91.
Meets over First National Bank first
and third Saturday of each month a
8 p. m. 1903 Officers: P. B. Torian, C. C.; C. H. Schmidt, R. C. and C.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
Pursuant to notice a number
of young men gathered at the
courthouse last Saturday, May 16, 1903, and organized the General
Alfred Mouton Camp, United
Sons of Confederate Veterans.
One hundred and eleven names
were enrolled and the following
officers elected: C. O. Mouton,
Commander: Geo. DeClouet, 1st
Lieutenant; Robt. Cochrane, 2nd
Lieutenant: R. W. Elliott, Adjutant; Albert Trahan, Roster
Master: R. C. Greig, Chaplain;
Louis Lacoste, Treasurer: F. V.
Mouton, Color Sergeant; Dr. N.
P. Moss, Historian.
UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS
Last Saturday, May 16, 1903 a rousing meet
ing of Camp Gardner, U. C. V..
was held at the courthouse, Cap
tain L. G. Breaux and Adjutant
P. L. DeClouet presiding. Four
delegates, Messrs. Lucien St.
Julien, A. Greig, P. L. DeClouet
and Captain J. C. Buchanan
were elected to represent the
camp at the Reunion in New Orleans, Messrs. C. H. Mouton, L.
G. Breaux, Col. G. A. Breaux
and Numa Breaux being chosen
Ideal Lodge, No. 25, A. O. U. W
—Meets first Wednesday of each
month in Hall over First National
Bank, 1903 Officers: C. O. Mouton, M. W.: J. T
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