Who Are They?

img_2440

Recently I was walking around in the Highland Lawn Cemetery at Terre Haute, Indiana, and came across this metal marker for the Modern American Fraternal Order.  I had never seen this marker before nor had I had heard of this particular organization.  I also can’t find anything about it, no matter what sources I check or who I ask.  So, I am going to ask if anyone who reads this blog can share with the rest of us anything about the origins, the founder, or the mission of this fraternal organization.

Is that called crowdsourcing?

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Metal Markers. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Who Are They?

  1. Liz Bell says:

    We were just in Highland Lawn cemetery last week. Here is something I found about about the Modern American Fraternal Order: http://picclick.ca/RARE-Antique-Modern-American-Fraternal-Order-MAFO-Liberty-222220515288.html

    Hope that helps. — Liz Bell

    On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 5:48 AM, Gravely Speaking wrote:

    > gravelyspeaking posted: ” Recently I was walking around in the Highland > Lawn Cemetery at Terre Haute, Indiana, and came across this metal marker > for the Modern American Fraternal Order. I had never seen this marker > before nor had I had heard of this particular organization. ” >

  2. Lou Malcomb says:

    I searched some of the digital newspaper archives and found quite a few articles on the Modern American Fraternal Order especially in the Midwest and less so in national newspapers. One from the Alton Evening Telegraph September 13, 1901 which stated “Effingham is the home of the Supreme office of the Modern American Fraternal Order…” It went on to say that “The Modern Americans are very strong in the Altons.” Most of the articles are simply announcements of meetings, elected officers, etc. They date specifically from the late 1890s but there was at least one as recent as 1950. The Fort Wayne Sentinel seems to have carried a number of articles. It seems to have been associated with insurance but I haven’t discovered how.

  3. Neil says:

    I found a link to a pin on ebay which has a description of the society: http://www.ebay.com/itm/222220515288

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s