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Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), Alturas Lodge No. 80, 1858-1986
2030 - 2033  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • History
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), Alturas Lodge No. 80,
    Date (inclusive): 1858-1986
    Box Number: 2030 - 2033
    Creator: Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Alturas Lodge No. 80 (La Porte, Calif.)
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), Alturas Lodge No. 80, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Friendly societies--California--History.
    Independent Order of Odd Fellows--California--History.
    Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Alturas Lodge No. 80.--
    La Porte (Calif.)--Social Life and customs--History.
    Justice, Administration of--California--Plumas County--History.
    Trials--California--La Porte.

    Contents

    Lodge records, 1858-1921: correspondence; I.O.O.F. publications; financial records; annual relief reports listing lodge members; trustees' and treasurers' bonds; committee reports; by-laws and amendments; resolutions, including condolences on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2 gavels; regalia. Proceedings from trials provide an interesting glimpse at lodge justice. Also contains miscellaneous notes and documents (1885-1986) about Plumas County.

    History

    The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal society, was introduced to America by Englishman Thomas Wildey in 1819. The Order was established in San Francisco, Calif. in 1849, and Alturas Lodge was established December 8, 1858 in La Porte, Plumas County. The Lodge served not only as a social and relief organization, but also provided an avenue for justice. Charges of unbecoming conduct brought against a member by an individual or by the lodge were tried by a committee. Sustained charges could mean expulsion and the loss of relief benefits.

    Correspondents

    Major Correspondents

    • Pilot Peak Lodge No. 91 (Gibsonville, Sierra County, Calif.)
    • Table Rock Lodge No. 49 (St. Louis, Sierra County, Calif.)

    Other Correspondents

    • Alturas Lodge, No 60
    • Aldridge, Samuel
    • Barnes, R.M.
    • Blue Range Encampment, No. 8 (Downieville, Calif.)
    • Brownsville Lodge, No. 283 (Brownsville, Calif.)
    • Brueck, Karl --See: Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
    • Burton, C.O. --See: Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
    • Byrne, W[illia]m S.
    • California. State Board of Health
    • Case, B.F.
    • Coates, G.L., M.D.
    • Committee on Celebration of '91 (Gibsonville, Mich.)
    • Committee on Hotel Accommodations
    • Crew, A.H.
    • Daughters, Ja[me]s. M. --See also: District Deputy Grand Master, District 17
    • District Deputy Grand Master, District 17, Grand Lodge of California
    • Drake, H.G.O.
    • Evans, John
    • Folsom, F.N., M.D.
    • Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
    • Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of California
    • Grass Valley Lodge, No. 12
    • Greenville Lodge, No. 252 (Greenville, Calif.)
    • Hall, J.N.
    • Hill, William H. --See: Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
    • Holland, Homer B.
    • Hossack, David
    • Indian Valley Lodge, No. 136 (Taylorsville, Calif.)
    • Jefferson Lodge, No. 97, F & A Masons
    • Johnson, T. Rodgers --See: Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of California
    • Jones, Th[om]as F.
    • Jubilee Celebration Committee
    • Kleckner, Amandes
    • Korsher, James H.
    • Lakawana Lodge, No. 291 (Scranton, Pa.[?])
    • Long, W.G. --See: District Deputy Grand Master, District 17
    • Lord, F.K., Dr.
    • McClain, J.W.
    • McClelland, J.A. --See: Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
    • McMath, C.
    • Mussey, J.M., Physician
    • Nickajak Lodge, No. 89 (Smyrna, Ga)
    • Norcross, Daniel
    • Odd Fellows Home of California
    • Office Appeal Association
    • Olive Branch Encampment, No. 9 (St. Louis, Calif.)
    • Oriental Lodge, No. 45 (Marysville, Calif.)
    • Oroville Lodge, No. 59
    • Painter, George
    • Parade Committee, Sovereign Grand Lodge (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • Pine Grove Committee
    • Polar Star Lodge, No. 56 (Indian Diggings, Calif.)
    • Rinehart, M., M.D.
    • Rosenberg, J.
    • Rupell, S.S.
    • Russell, S.S. --See: Deputy District Grand Master
    • Shaw, Geo. S. --See: Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of California
    • Sierra Lodge, No 24 (Downieville)
    • Spoon, George E.
    • Stockton Lodge
    • Summit Lodge, No. 127 (Howland Flat)
    • Walls, G.K. --See District Deputy Grand Master, District 17, Grand Lodge of California
    • Walton, G.H. --See: Lakawana Lodge.
    • Washington, H.
    • Washington Lodge, No. 40 (Yankee Jim's?, Calif.)
    • Wells Fargo & Co.
    • Wendel, A.
    • West, J.C.
    • Wheeler, Marcellus E. (Box 2031 [20])
    • Willard, E.L.
    • Willard, E.X., M.D.
    • Williams, John
    • Yuba and Oriental Lodges, Joint Committee

    Antone Arbucco correspondence

    • Leach, A.M.
    • Twogoode, G.S.W., Postmaster (Clipper Mills, Butte County)

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    Books:

    • Golden Gate Co. Ledger, 1865.
    • Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Alturas Lodge, No. 80.

      Ledger, 1865 -ca 1918.

      [Minutes], 1865 -1866.

      Order Book, Nov. 1893.

      Records, Jan. 23, 1864 -Oct. 2, 1869.

      Records, Oct. 16, 1869 -April 23, 1887.
    • Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Pilot Peak Lodge, No. 91.

      Black Book, 1863.
    • Spencer, Annie. Ledger, 1901 -1909.
    • Spencer, William. Notarial Record, Dec. 27, 1909.

    Textual file:

    • [50th Anniversary] Proclamation, I.O.O.F. Office of the N.W. Grand Master of the RW Grand Lodge of the State of California.
    • [65th Anniversary] Proclamation, Feb. 9, 1884, Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Office of the Grand Sire.

    Related Collections

    IOOF, Grand Lodge of California: SMC, Box 911 (unprocessed).