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 Photocopies of this photo of the attendees of the 1896 Order of St. George Convention were sent in by Mary Jerram and Virginia WHEELER McElroy. I expect color copies or scans before long. The badge ribbon above is red.  We do not know anything of this organization, but we'd like to. Can anyone provide any information? My Axelrod reference book includes two orgainzations with names that include Order of St. George, but neither seems to fit with this.

A Sons of St. George (and Daughters of St. George) was founded in Scranton PA in 1871 and became an ethnic fraternal organization for first, second and third generation Englishmen. It included funeral and sick benefits as so many of these organizations did.

Sacred and Military Constantine Order of St. George has a history that does not include anything in this country, so I am rejecting that as a possibility.

Date: 9/1/2002 11:39:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: Joyce Tice

Joyce, found your information on the Internet tonight. My great uncle was a member of the organization in Chicago, Illinois in the late 1880's-1904 when he passed away. The lodge he belong to was called, White Rose LODGE no. 133 (American order sons of St. George. Their address was 5247 West Madison St. Chicago, Ill. They meet at the Eagles Building Hall C. When he died in 1904, they sent his wife 2 nice letters, sympathy letters. I noticed on the 2nd letter the address was different. This one had Star Hall, 380 South Western Ave, Chicago, Ill. It has taken me almost 1 year to found out anything on the organization and feel well rewarded to located what I have. I have tried to located anything in Chicago, Ill. but have not been luckily. The only reason I know he was a member was on the letter head of the 2 letters, was the same print of the pins they wore. If you have any more information please let me know. I am not sure if the convention picture you have with your information, that maybe I can locate the great uncle. I know what he looked like, so will try to see if luck is with me. Thank  you for the information, and you can e-mail me any time at-dadoggies 2@AOL.COM. Donna

Subj: order of st. george
Date: 8/13/2002 10:27:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: BAdden1064
To: Joyce Tice
    A little while ago wrote a letter about knights of st. george.
     Found out the one on your website probably is an masonic order founded in Scranton in 1871. Found out information by putting into search : Knights of St. George and Scranton
                    Beverly Foiw Addenbrooke
Dear Joyce [January 2009]
The Sons of St. George were founded initially as a self defence league for Englishmen in the coal fields of pensylvannia in 1870. They formed the Order to help defend themselves from a group of Irishmen known as the Molly Maguires who operated in secret within the Ancient Order of Hibernians. A 1931 copy of the initiation ritual can be found at http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/songeorge_en.html There are also a number of online newspaper extracts on the New York Times archive website about the Order. I am researching them for a book I am writing about them but it is hard work finding information as I live in England... but I am making progress!
I found your website with a page about the Sons of St. George. Do you have any more information or photographs of them or their regalia (black & white or colour) which you could send me to aid me in my research. I would be most gratfull.
Kind Regards
Peter Langford
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