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Silvis IOOF Lodge #18 (formerly #424), records, 1865- 1945

Size: 1.25 linear feet, 3 boxes

Acquisition: The collection was donated to SSIRC in 1992.

Access: The collection is open for research and a limited amount of copies can be requested via mail.

Processed by: David Wise, June 2004

SSIRC call #: I/O: 52


Historical Sketch

The Silvis Lodge #424 was founded in December of 1913. In 1939, the Lodge merged with East Moline #934 and became Silvis Lodge#18. Silvis #18 merged with The Swedish Olive Lodge in 1954. In its initial incorporation, the Lodge states that they will not provide sick benefits to members, but members are entitled to visitations. The Lodge provided financial assistance to family of deceased members.


Content Note

The bulk of this collection consists of minutes from meetings, 1913-1949. The minutes include detailed information about the operation and activities sponsored by the lodge and its finances. There is also a separate treasurer's book and fiscal reports. The membership records, 1913-1954 contains names, dates of birth, and addresses of members.


Folder Inventory

Box 1, items 1-3 Silvis Lodge #424

1. Minutes December 1913 - December 1920.
2. Minutes January 1921 - August 1925.
3. Minutes August 1925 - December 1929.

Box 2, items 1-2 Silvis Lodge #424

1. Minutes January 1930 - June 1933.
2. Minutes June 1934 - November 1939.
3. Membership Register 1913-1954.
4. Annual Reports and Fiscal Reports 1913-1932
5. Officer's Roll book 1914-1936
6. Treasurer’s Book, Disbursements 1915-1944

Box 3, folders 1-2, items 1-2 #424 and #18

Folder 1. Question Books for subordinate Lodges (member information-name, age, address, age) 1914-1920 and 1921-1949 (#424, and after 1939 #18)
Folder 2. Loose-leaf membership applications (#424)
Item 1. Minutes from Meetings 1939-1943 (#18)
Item 2. Minutes from Meetings 1943-1949 (#18)