Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), Alturas Lodge No. 80, 1858-1986

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Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), Alturas Lodge No. 80, 1858-1986



California State Library

Sacramento, California

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  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

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.

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[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).

Container List

Box Box 2030

Alturas Lodge No. 80

 

Incoming Correspondence A-Z

 

Outgoing Correspondence

 

Antone Arbucco Correspondence

 

Certificates

 

Petitions

 

Membership Records

 

Treasurers Bonds

 

Trustees Bonds

 

Annual Relief Reports

 

Semi Annual Reports

 

Statistical Reports

Box Box 2031

Directory of Lodges

 

Dues and Benefits

 

Constitution and by-laws and Amendments to By-laws

 

Special Committee Reports

 

Resolutions

 

Trials:

 

Alturas Lodge vs. C. Lowry

 

Alturas Lodge vs. Robert Carter

 

Alturas Lodge vs. H.G.O. Drake

 

Alturas Lodge vs. Daniel Daily

 

Alturas Lodge vs. C.M. Pike

 

Alturas Lodge vs. Fred (Fritz) Schuster

 

B.W. Barnes vs. C. Lowry

 

B.W. Barnes vs. A. Steifel

 

Wm. Byrne vs. Geo. W. Thompkins and Jso. Wilson

 

H.G.O. Drake vs. Bro. Allen

 

Wm. Gaskin vs. Rufus McCreery

 

Bro. Mullen vs. Marcellus E. Wheeler

 

George Painter vs. T. Malony

 

Curtis Powell vs. Peter Smith

 

L.S. Vaughn vs. H.G.O. Drake

Box Box 2032

Financial records

 

Treasurers Book

 

Treasurers Reports

 

Trustees Reports

 

Audits

 

Bills, taxes, cancelled checks

 

Receipt Book

 

Forms

 

Advertising

 

Miscellaneous Alturas Lodge materials

 

Miscellaneous Plumas County materials

Box Box 2033

Gavels and regalia