|Secret Societies in 1896, 1915 Choteau
Teton County Montana
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|(1896) Choteau in the Lead. It heads the list with 10 secret organizations.
We challenge any town of the size, shape, complexion or population of Choteau in this or any other land to show as many and prosperous secret orders as can be found in this place. The organization of the Good "Templar Lodge" this week swells the grand total to ten, a list of which follows, together with the officers of same:
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
C.C.., W.T. Cowell; V.C., Tom Thompson; K.R.S., J.E. Erickson; M.W., J.E. Wamsley; P.J. Hirshberg; M.E., A.J. Cowell; M.F., G.M. Coffey; I.G., J. Schmidt; O.G., James Sulgrove.
The Knights meet every Saturday night in the Town Hall building.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
C.C., H. Beaupre; V.C., John Zimmerman; B. Byron Corson; I.S., Charles Louckes; O.S., Otis Whaley; E., J. Bonithan; C., J.E. Erickson.
The Woodmen meet Monday evening of each week in their hall over the Teton Exchange.
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS.
C.T., C.L. Bristol; P.C.T., Chas. H. Connor; V.T., Mrs. A.J. Cowell; C., Rev. Geo. Logan; L.D., James Sulgrove; S.G.T., Mrs. C.W. Cooper; F.S., Mrs. John Kennedy; T., Jennie Schmidt; S., S.Y. Penrod; A.S., Jessie Logan; M., Carl Schmidt; D.M., Maggie Shields; G., Mrs. G.M. Coffey; S., Wm. Dorrington.
The Good Templars were organized this week with 101 charter members, be sides the Junior Templars. The place or time of meeting has not yet been decided upon but they will probably occupy the K.P. hall and meet Wednesday evenings.
COLUMBIA LODGE No. 47. A.O.U.W.
P.M. W., J.E. Wamsley; M.W., H., Beaupre; F., W.F. Miller; O., Wm. Dorrington; R., James Sulgrove; F., J.C. McCuaig; R., E.C. Davis; G., Wm. Hopt; J.W., John Zimmerman; O. W., Harry Marks.
The Workmen hold their convocations in the K.P. hall.
MOUNTAIN VIEW LODGE No. 26, DEGREE OF HONOR. A.O.U.W.
P.C. of H., Nellie R. Brown; C. of H., Grace E. Steele; L.of H., Josephine Beaupre; C.C., Eva Zimmerman; R., Effie hardin; F., Wm. Dorrington; R., Julia Momberg; G., Mary Wamsley; O.W., Jack Angus.
The Degree of Honor neet in the K.P. hall Tuesday night of each week.
CHOTEAU LODGE No. 44, MASONS.
W.M., J.G. Bair; S.W., J.W. Shaw; J.W., John Kennedy; S.D., S. Silverman; J.D., J.H. Dunlap; T., Alfred Harris; S., J.A. Moulton; S., Wm. Hodgskiss; and H.C. Dodge; T., Chas. Peterson.
Meetings are held on the first and third Saturday night of the month, in their hall on the second floor of this bank building.
PICKET POST No. 1, G.A.R. OF SHERIDAN LODGE NO. 18, OF GREAT FALLS, MONTANA.
C., Jas. Gibson; Adjt., S.M. McDonald; Q.M., J.M. Martin; Chap. S.H. Drake; Sergt. Peter DArcy.
The old veterans do not hold regular meetings except during a short period subsequent to Decoration Day, but the post is duly organized and recognized as a branch of the Great Falls order.
CHOTEAU LODGE NO. 11, I.O.O.F.
N.G., D.A. Penry; Sec., Alfred Harris; Tres., Sol Cohen; I.G., G.M. Coffey; O.G., Harry Marks; R.S.N.G., Sol Silverman; L.S.N.G., Wm. Bruce; B.S.V.G., A.J. Cowell; L.S.V.G., Gus Momberg; Chap., D.C. Gray; W., T.J. Moore; P.G., R.M. Steele; C., J.G. Bair.
The Odd Fellows hold weekly meetings in the Masonic hall over the bank building on Fridays.
JUNIOR TEMPLE OF CHOTEAU LODGE NO. 36, I.O.G.T.
C.F., Harry Read; V.T., Aggie Hicks; Sec., Albert Cohen; A.S., Geneva Zimmerman; F.S., John Moore; T., Pearl Kennedy; C., Charlie Wilcox; M., Roe Brown; D.M., Edna Beaupre; P.C.T., Frank Logan; G., Alice Zimmerman; S., Debe Cooper.
The Juniors like the older lodge have not yet a place of meeting but will no doubt meet in the same hall.
CHOTEAU LODGE NO. 1226, KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
M.W., Harry Haymes; F., Charles Loucks; R.S., S.Y. Penrod; F.S., Jas. Blake; W.G., Charles White; A., H. Beaupre.
Regular meetings are not being held at present but the charter of the lodge is still held and regular convocations will begin again in the spring. The Knights of Labor occupy the K.P. hall and meet twice a month.
Election of Officers Dec. 24, 1915