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1902/03
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Mystic Toilers, 1902
The Mystic Toilers held their installation of officers last Friday evening after which all sat down to an oyster supper. The following officers were installed:
Pres. - C. D. Wolcott
Vice. Pres. - Mrs. Bertha Allen
Sec. - Herbert Allen
Treas. - D. Whitlock
Chaplain - Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper
Correspondent - Mrs. Flora McKray
Historian - Mrs. Mattie Hines
Conductor - Mrs. Fannie Wolcott
Guides - Mrs. Clara Matison, Mike Stelzmeller
Inner Guard - Ezra McKray
Outside Guard - Frank Thompson
Managers - Joe Gladwin, Anson Cooper and Wm. Tracy

Royal Neighbors of America, 1902
The R.N.A. held their meeting last Wednesday evening and the following members were elected:
Oracle - Mrs. Eva Davis
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Addie Little
Recorder - Mrs. Ida Scofield
Treasurer - Mrs. Eva Appleby
Chaplain - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Marshall - Mrs. Libbie Davis
Inside Sentry - Mrs. Alma Nace
Outside Sentry - Mrs. Harriett Dunsmore

Woodmen, 1902
At the election of officers of the Woodman Camp, the following were chosen for the ensuing year:
V.C. - C. B. Hughes
W.A. - H. Allen
Clerk - L. C. Gardner
Escort - J. Holbert
Watchman - A. Bowers
Sentinel - J. Frederick
Manager - ?.? Davis

Daughters of Rebekah, 1903
The following were elected at the last meeting of the Rebeccas as officers for the ensuing year:
Mrs. W. Tracy, N.G.
Mrs. W. Barker, V.G.
Herb. Allen, Rec. Sec.
W.W. Hoag, Fin. Sec.
Will Tracy, Treas.

I.O.O.F., 1903
At the last regular meeting of the York Lodge No. 75, I.O.O.F. the following officers were elected:
John Jewel, N.G.
W. Barker, V.G.
W.W. Hoag, Rec. Sec.
Herb Allen, Fin Sec.
Albert Smith, Treas.

A.O.U.W., 1903
The annual election of officers in the A.O.U.W. was held at their last regular meeting.
The following officers were elected:
G.F. Wheeler, M.W.
Geo. Deyo, Foreman
W.W. Hoag, Recorder
C.F. Chapman, Treas.
E.H. Hoag, Receiver
John Hardman, Guide
A. Gleason, I.W.
John Jewel, O.W.
O.K. Whitlock, Trustee
Dr. Billmeyer, Med. Examiner

Woodmen, 1903
The annual election of the officers of Whitewood Camp No. 156, M.W.A. occurred at the regular meeting last Thursday night. The following officers were elected:
H. Allen, V.C.
J.L. Holbert, W.A.
J.A. Wilder, E.B.
L.C. Gardner, Clerk
T.F. Baldridge, Escort
A. Bowers, Watchman
F. Wood, Sentry
Geo. Dexter, Manager
F.H. Howard & I.P. Howard, Physicians

~sources: Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 12, 1901 (Strawberry Point column) and Strawberry Point Mail-Press, December 18, 1902

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1903/1904
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Daughters of Rebekah
The Rebekah Lodge held its regular meeting last Thursday evening. After the installation of officers fruit, ice cream and cookies were served and all made merry. The following officers were installed:
Noble Grand - Mrs. Liza Barker
Vice Grand - Mrs. Elizabeth Blake
Recording Secretary - Mrs. Bertha Allen
Treasurer - Edna Pollard
Warden - Martha Hines
Conductor - Mrs. Mattie Hines
Chaplain - Mrs. Laura Allen
L.H.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Sarah Hilderbrandt
R.H.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Minnie Clough
L.H.S. to V.G. - Perry Clough
R.H.S. to V.G. - Will Barker
~Elkader Register, Thur., July 9, 1903 (Strawberry Point column)

Strawberry Point Rebeckah Lodge No. 34 initiated Lester Hines and wife into the mysteries of their lodge Thursday evening. The following officers were elected.
Noble Grand- Mrs. Mary Tracy
Vice Grand- Mrs. Bertha Alle
Recording Secretary- Martha Hines
Financial Secretary- Herbert Allen
Treasurer- Mrs. Edna Pollard Miller
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 10, 1903

Mystic Toiler
Last Friday evening at the Mystic Toiler Lodge the following officers were elected:
Pres. - O. K. Whitlock.
Vice Pres. - A. Cooper.
Sec. - H. Wing.
Treas. - L. Hines.
The following are the appointed officers:
Warden - Mrs. Mattie Hines.
Historian - Mrs. Ellen Bowers.
Correspondent - Bertha Allen.
Chaplain - Laura Allen.
Inside Guard - Clara Matison.
Outside Guard - Frank Thompson.
Organist - Mrs. Edna Pollard Miller.
Installation takes place Dec. 4th, followed by an oyster supper. Let all the Toilers be present.
~Elkader Register, Thur. Nov. 12, 1903 (Strawberry Point column)

Modern Woodmen of America
The M.W.A. elected the following officers last Thursday evening.
V.C.- John Norris
W.A.- W. Blanchard
Banker- A. Wilder
Escort- R. Cooper
Clerk- F. Wood
Watchman- G. Alderson
Sentry- L. C. Gardner
Manager- A. Porter
Physician- Dr. F. H. Howard
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 10, 1903 (Strawberry Point column)

Order of the Eastern Star
The Eastern Star held their regular meeting Friday evening. A banquet was served. The following officers were elected.
Worthy Matron- Mrs. Agnes Smith
Worthy Patron- Gilbert Cooley
Associate Matron- Mrs. Jennie Westfall
Treas.- Mrs. Belle Dunning
Sec.- Maud Holbert
Conductor- Mrs. Ida Scofield
Associate Conductor- Mrs. Flora Smith
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 10, 1903 (Strawberry Point column)

Royal Neighbors of America
The R.N.A. held its annual election of officers Thursday and the following were elected.
Oracle- Mrs. Eva Davis
Vise Oracle- Mrs. Mary Porter
Recorder- Mrs. Ida Scofield
Chancellor- Mrs. Ellen Nace
Marshall- Mrs. Clara Matison
Treasurer- Mrs. Eva Appleby
Inner Sentinel- Mrs. Anna Bowers
Outer Sentinel- Mrs. Ellen Bowers
Organist- Mrs. Edna Pollard Miller
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 17, 1903

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1908
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Epworth League
At the Business meeting of the Epworth League held at the home of Miss Jennie Alderson, Tuesday night, the following officers were elected:
President - Miss Bernice Opperman
1st Vice President - Miss Jennie Alderson
2nd Vice President - Miss Josephine Balluff
3rd Vice President - Miss Eva Preston
Secretary - Miss Martha Hines
Treasurer - Miss Lucy Frederick
Organist - Miss Myrtle Kirkpatrick
Asst. Organist - Neta Opperman

Misses Josephine Balluff, Lucy Frederick, and Genie Preston and Mrs. Geo. Dexter were chosen delegates and alternates for the convention to be held at West Union May 25th, 26th and 27th.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 07 May 1908. Strawberry Point columns

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1911
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Fair Association
At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Strawberry Point District Fair Society held Monday p.m., Dec. 5, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Geo. Wheeler
Vice-President - John Alderson
Treasurer - O. C. Gladwin
Secretary - H. A. Axtel

Board of Directors:
H. W. Scofield
Louis Busch
James Duncan
M. G. Arnold
B. W. Newberry
~ElKader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Dec. 1910. Strawberry Point column

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1917
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Fair Association
At the meeting of the stockholders of the Strawberry Point District Fair Association held at the city hall, Tuesday afternoon, the following officers were elected:
President - J. W. Hesner
Vice-President - H. W. Scofield
Secretary - R. W. Schug
Treasurer - M. F. Harwood
Directors - W. F. Reinecke, R. R. Clark, M. J. Goodrich, John Alderson, George Opperman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 7 Dec. 1916. Strawberry Point column

Order of the Eastern Star
On last Friday evening the O.E.S. held their regular meeting and elected the following officers:
W.M. - Mrs. Harriet Harwood
W.P. - C. A. Schoeppe
A.M. - Mrs. Clara Sloan
Conductress - Mrs. Mae White
Associate Conductress - Mrs. Ruth Clark
Treasurer - Mrs. Alvida Howard
Secretary - Mrs. Belle Davis
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1916. Strawberry Point column.

Royal Neighbors of America
At the regular meeting of the R.N. of A. last Wednesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Cora Eckert
Chancellor - Mrs. Hazel McLane
Recorder - Mrs. Ida Scofield
Receiver - Mrs. Mary Hines
Marshal - Mrs. Inez Mitchell
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Ellen Bower
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Ida Hughes
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1916. Strawberry Point column

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1919
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Rebekahs
The Rebekahs held their semi-annual installation of officers last Thursday evening, the following were installed:
Nobel Grand - Mrs. Eva Easton
Vice Grand - Fannie Gilchrist
Secretary - Lettie Cree
Treasurer - Fred Tracy
Warden - Mrs. Edna Miller
Conductor - Mrs. Zella Gladwin
Inside Guard - Ernie Roberts
Outside Guard - Alvert Ridihalgh
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Minnie Ridihalgh
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Eliza Barker
R.S. to V.G. - Irene Hundington
L.S. to V.G. - Ophelia Sargent
Chaplain - Ellen Bowers
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 23 Jan. 1919. Strawberry Point columns

The Rebecah's held their installation at the I.O.O.F. hall last Saturday evening. The officers are:
Noble Grand - Mrs. Fannie Gilchrist
Vice Noble Grand - Mrs. Ida Steward
Secretary - Lettie Cree
Treasurer - Flora Tray.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 24 Jul. 1919. Strawberry Point column.
I.O.O.F.
The I.O.O.F. held their installation of officers in their hall last Saturday evening. The officers are:
Noble Grand - J. C. Ludy
Vice Grand - D. Minkler
Secretary - A. Ridihalgh
Treasurer - J. W. Adams
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 24 Jul. 1919. Strawberry Point column

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1920
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I.O.O.F.
At the I.O.O.F. election of officers Saturday evening the following were elected for the semi-year:
Nobel Grand - Don Minkler
Vice Noble Grand - J. W. Adams
Secretary - E. H. Sargent
Treasurer - Will Cree
Trustees - Fred Tracy, J. C. Ludy, W. L. Barker
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 25 Dec. 1919. Strawberry Point column

Women's Relief Corps
The W.R.C. elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
President - Mrs. Mary Hesner
Sr. Vice President - Myrtle Anthony
Jr. Vice President - Miss Belle DeShau
Secretary - Mrs. Mary King
Treasurer - Mrs. Addie Little
Guard - Lenora Norris
Conductor - Anna Preeston
Musician - Florence Thyne
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 Dec. 1919. Strawberry Point column

Royal Neighbors of America
Last Wednesday evening the R.N.A. held their regular meeting and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Eva Balluff
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Cora Eckert
Recorder - Mrs. MayWe Opperman
Receiver - Mrs. Mary Hines
Past Oracle - Mrs. Ellen Mace
Chancellor - Mrs. Rose Moser
Manager - Mrs. Emma Duerst, for 3 years
Marshall - Mrs. Leta Mitchell
Installing Officer - Mrs. Libbie Davis
Physician - F. H. Howard
Ceremonial Marshall - Mrs. Mayme Opperman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 11 Dec. 1919. Strawberry Point column

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1921
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Order of the Eastern Star
Last Friday evening in the Masonic Hall the O.E.S. installed the following officers for the ensuing year. Mrs. Anna Dorman was the installing officer.
Worthy Matron - Mrs. Anna Schoeppe
Worthy Patron - C. A. Schoeppe
Associate Matron - Mrs. Grace Esch
Secretary - Mrs. Belle Davis
Treasurer - Mrs. Harriet Harwood
Conductor - Miss Ruby Sauerbry
Associate Conductor - Mrs. Lenora Norris
Chaplain - Miss Marie Scofield
Marshal - Mrs. Flora Smith
Adah - Mrs. Myrtle Eaton
Ruth - Mrs. Hannah Scofield
Esther - Mrs. Freda Smith
Martha - Mrs. Gertrude Rawson
Electa - Mrs. Frances Preston
Warden - Mrs. Lillie Gill
Sentinel - L. Thomas
Organist - Miss Mae Peck
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Jan. 1921. Strawberry Point column.

Lady Foresters
The Lady Foresters met at the John ? (looks like Quinn) home last Wednesday afternoon and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Chief Ranger - Mrs. Dell Connors
Vice Chief Ranger - Miss Kate Anton
Recording Treasurer - Mrs. Jennie Behrens
Recording Secretary - Mrs. Martin Hennessey
Treasurer - Mrs. J. M. Henry
The delegate to the state convention which is to be held at Ft. Dodge is Mrs. Dell Connors and the alternate, Mrs. Mike Leonard.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Mar. 1921. Strawberry Point columns

Daughters of Rebekah
Last Saturday evening in the I.O.O.F. hall occurred the installation of the Rebekah officers:
Noble Grand - Mrs. Mary E. Tracy
Vice Grand - Mrs. Celia Minkler
Secretary - Mrs. Edna Miller
Treasurer - Fred Tracy
Warden - Mrs. Fannie Gilchrist
Conductor - Mrs. Ophelia Sargent
Chaplain - Mrs. Ellen Bowers
Inside Guard - Don Minkler
Outside (Guard ??) - Mrs. S. Guird Hendershot
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Liza Barker
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. S. Hendershot
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Flora Tracy
L.S. to V.G - Mrs. Nerva Laity
Organist - Mrs. Edna Miller
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 July 1921. Strawberry Point columns

I.O.O.F.
Last Saturday evening in the I.O.O.F. hall occurred the installation of their officers:
Noble Grand - A. J. Stamp
Vice Grand - E. E. Bartlett
Secretary - E. H. Sargent
Treasurer - J. C. Ludy
Warden - Fred Tracy
Conductor E. H. Sargent
Chaplain - J. W. Adams
Inside Guard - Archie Bowers
Outside Guard - Ernie Roberts
R.S. to N.G. - L. J. Peterson
L.S. to N.G. - V. Stoskoff
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 July 1921. Strawberry Point column

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1922
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Order of the Eastern Star
At the regular meeting of the O.E.S. held last Friday evening at the Masonic Hall the following officers were installed for the ensuing year:
Installing Officer - Mrs. Anna Dorman
Installing Marshal - Mrs. Flora Smith

Officers Installed:
W.M. - Grace Esch
Assoc. M. - Emma Alderson
W.P. Clarence Moser
Secretary - Belle Davis
Treas. - Harriet Harwood
Cond. - Cassie Fliehler
Assoc. Cond. - Nelle Moser
Chaplain - Mattie Scofield
Adah - Emma Reinecke
Ruth - Hannah Scofield
Esther - Freda Smith
Martha - Gertrude Rawson
Warden - Anna Schoeppe
Sentinel - H. J. Esch
Organist - May Peck
Marshal - Cora Chapman
Color Bearer - Fannie Gilchrist
~Elkader Register, Thur., 19 Jan. 1922. Strawberry Point column

I.O.O.F.
Strawberry Point I.O.O.F. officers for the year 1922 were installed, as follows:
N.G. - E. E. Bartlett
P.G. - A. J. Stamp
V.G. - Ray Alderson
Sec. - E. H. Sargent
Treas. - J. C. Ludy
Cond. - L. McLane
Warden - Herb Allen
Chaplain - L. L. Hines
I.G. - Archie Bowers
O.G. - Ernie Roberts
R.S. to N.G. - W. L. Barker
L.S. to N.G. - L. J. Peterson
R.S. to V.G. - Fred Tracy
L.S. to V.G. - Earl Tracy
~Elkader Register, Thur., 19 Jan. 1922. Strawberry Point column

Rebekah
At the I.O.O.F. hall last Saturday the Rebekah officers were installed, as follows:
N.G. - Mrs. Celia Minkler
P.G. - Mrs. Mary Tracy
V.G. - Mrs. Luena Fleming
Sec. - Mrs. Edna Miller
Treas. - Fred Tracy
Cond. - Mrs. Anna Peterson
Warden - Mrs. Fannie Gilchrist
Chaplain - Mrs. Ellen Bowers
I.G. - Don Minkler
O.G. - Ed. Hinsley
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Liza Barker
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Ophelia Sargent
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Flora Tracy
L.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Emma Ludy
~Elkader Register, Thur., 19 Jan. 1922. Strawberry Point column

Rebekah
The Rebekah Lodge held their regular meeting last Thursday and installed the following officers for the coming six months. Mrs. Emma Hood, of this place, but formerly District Deputy of Independence was the installing officer.
Grand Noble - Mrs. Anna Peterson
Vice Grand - Mrs. Emma Duerst
Secretary - Mrs. Edna Miller
Treasurer - Fred Tracy
Warden - Mrs. Fannie Gilchrist
Chaplin - Mrs. Mary Hines
Conductor - Mrs. Mary Hines
Outside Guard - L. J. Peterson
Inside Guard - Ernie Roberts
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Belle Stamp
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Ada Nichols
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Susie Hensley
L.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Hazel McLane
~Elkader Register, Thur., 27 July 1922. Strawberry Point columns

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1924
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Modern Woodmen of America
Royal Neighbors of America
The M.W.A. and the R.N.A. held a public joint installation in the Opera House last Friday evening. The first to install was the R.N.A. Mrs. Libbie Davis was the installing officer and Mrs. Sophia Malone the ceremonial Marshal. Following are the R.N.A. officers:
Oracle - Mrs. Eva Balluff, pro-tem
Past Oracle - Mrs. Eva Davis
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Kate Quinn
Chaplain - Mrs. Ellen Bowers
Recorder - Mrs. Mayme Opperman
Receiver - Mrs. Cora Eckert
Marshal - Mrs. Harriet Dunsmoor
Ass't. Marshal - Mrs. Fannie Gilchrist
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Martha Halsted
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Anna Bowers
Manager - Mrs. Ellen Nace and Mrs. Edna Miller
Faith - Mrs. Ophelia Sargent, pro-tem
Courage - Mrs. Grace Duncan, pro-tem
Modesty - Mrs. Bertha Allen, pro-tem
Unselfishness - Mrs. Martha Jordan, pro-tem
Endurance - Mrs. Ida Scofield, pro-tem

The M.W.A. officers were installed by Herb Allen, installing officer, and Louie Gamm, ceremonial marshal. Following were the officers:
V.C. - Fred Tracy
W.A. - Ray Alderson
Banker - Chas. Blanchard
Clerk - R. C. Barnes
Chaplain - L. L. Hines, pro-tem
Escort - Earl Gamm
Watchman - Howard Jewett, pro-tem
Sentry - Mr. Epps
Manager - L. J. Peterson

Order of the Eastern Star
Last Friday evening the O.E.S. and their husbands enjoyed a six thirty dinner in the Masonic dining room after which the O.E.S. held their regular lodge meeting and installation of officers. Mrs. Anna Schoeppe was the Worthy Installing Officer and Hannah Scofield the Marshall. Following were the officers:
W.M. - Mrs. Emma Alderson
W.P. - Rev. W. W. Maxwell
A.M. - Mrs. Cassie Fliehler
Cond. - Mrs. Freda Smith
Asst. Cond. - Mrs. Ella Mantz
Sec. - Mrs. Belle Davis
Treas. - Mrs. Harriet Harwood
Chaplain - Mrs. Anna Dorman
Marshal - Mrs. Fannie Gilchrist
Warder - Miss Mayme Alderson
Sentinel - Henry Fliehler
Adah - Miss Ruby Kempe
Ruth - Miss Grace Davis
Esther - Mrs. Frances Preston
Martha - Mrs. Dorothy Gill

~Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1924. Strawberry Point column

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1925
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Royal Neighbors of America
Last Wednesday evening the R.N.A held their regular meeting. Supper was served cafeteria style. The remainder of the evening was spent dancing. It is expected that the R.N.A. and M.W.A. will hold joint installation Wednesday evening Dec. 17th. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Neighbor Lizzie Wareham
Vice Oracle - Neighbor Edna Miller
Recorder - Neighbor Mayme Opperman
Receiver - Neighbor Cora Eckert
Chancellor - Neighbor Ellen Bowers
Marshal - Neighbor Anna Bowers
Inner Sentinel - Neighbor Mattie Hines
Outer Sentinel - Neighbor Leta Mitchell
Manager - Neighbor Martha Halsted (Three-Year Term)
Physicians - Neighbor Dr. F. H. Howard and Neighbor I. P. Howard
Musician - Neighbor Florence Courtnage
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1924

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1926
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Royal Neighbors of America
Last Thursday evening at the auditorium the R.N.A. and their families held their installation of officers. Ellen Nace was the installation officer and Harriet Dunsmore the ceremonial marshal. The R.N.A. officers for the ensuing year are:
Oracle - Lizzie Wareham
Past Oracle - Katie Quinn
Vice Oracle - Edna Miller
Chancellor - Ellen Bowers
Recorder - Mayme Opperman
Receiver - Annie Bowers
Inner Sentinel - Ida Hughes
Outer Sentinel - Madge Nelson
Manager - Will Bowers
Physicians - Dr. F. H. Howard and Dr. J. P. Howard
Organist - Katie Carrier
Assistant Marshal - Liza Duncan
Faith - Ophelia Sargent
Courage - Hulda Osborne
Modesty - Harriet Dunsmore
Endurance - Ellen Nace
~Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1926. Strawberry Point column

Modern Woodmen
Last Thursday evening at the auditorium the M.W.A. held their installation of officers. J. R. Alderson was the installing officer and Omar Malone installing escort. The officers for the ensuing year are:
V.C. - Fred E. Tracy
W.A. - Ray Alderson
Clerk - R. C. Barnes
Banker - Chas. Blanchard
Escort - Lloyd Carpenter
Sentry - J. S. Gill
Watchman - Arnold Baker
Trustees - Wm. Baldridge, L. J. Peterson
Physicians - Dr. F. H. Howard, Dr. J. P. Howard
~Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1926. Strawberry Point column

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Mary Knight Chapter of the D.A.R. met with Mrs. Mertie Dexter last Wednesday.
There were fourteen present. After the usual business was transacted the
following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Regent - Mrs. Jennie Lathrop
Vice Regent - Belle Simmons
Secretary - Leora Norris
Registrar - Ruby Smith
Historian - Miss Anna Story
Chaplain - Mrs. Myrtle Welch

The out of town guests present were Mrs. Mary Todd, Mrs. Ruby Smith and Miss
Anna Story of Edgewood, Mrs. Myrtle Welch of Arlington, Mrs. Norma Horsefield
of Oelwein and Miss Jordan and Mrs. Elwell of McGregor. A picnic dinner was
served and a splendid time reported.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 May 1926. Strawberry Point column

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1927
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Royal Neighbors of America
The installation services of the R.N.A. took place at the Davis auditorium last Wednesday. Mrs. Eva Balluff was the installing officer and Mrs. Bertha Allen the ceremonial marshal. Following are the officers:
Oracle - Mrs. Effie Nelson
Past Oracle - Lizzie Wareham
Vice Oracle - Anna Bowers
Chancellor - Ellen Bowers
Recorder - Mayme Opperman
Receiver - Martha Jordan
Marshal - Rose Moser (pro tem)
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Ida Hughes
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Sarah Plagman
Manager (3 years) - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Musician - Mrs. Mary Hines
Physician - Dr. Loeck (pro tem)
Faith - Mrs. Lulu Everts
Courage - Mrs. Charlotte Sherman
Modesty - Mrs. Millie Shriver
Endurance - Mrs. Emma Duerst
Unselfishness - Miss Lucy Emerson
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 20 Jan. 1927. Strawberry Point column

Modern Woodmen
The installation services of the M.W.A. took place at the Davis auditorium last Wednesday. E. H. Sargent was the installing consul and Louie Gamm the installing escort. Following were the officers installed for 1927:
Consul - F. E. Tracey
Advisor - F. K. Dalton
Banker - C. L. Blanchard
Clerk - R. C. Barnes
Escort - Cephus Malone
Watchman - J. S. Gill
Sentry - Wm. Baldridge
Trustee, 3 yrs. - L. L. Hines
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 20 Jan. 1927. Strawberry Point column.
Order of Eastern Star
Last Friday evening the O.E.S. held their regular meeting and the officers for the ensuing year were installed. Mrs. Anna Schoeppe was the installing officer and Mrs. Hannah Scofield the marshal. Following are the officers:
Worthy Matron - Mrs. Cassie Fliehler
Worthy Patron - H. J. Esch
Assoc. Matron - Mrs. Ellen Mantz
Sec. - Mrs. Belle Davis
Treas. - Mrs. Harriet Harwood
Conductress - Mrs. Nelle Moser
Assoc. Conductress - Miss Grace Davis
Chaplain - Mrs. Anna Dorman
Marshal - Mrs. Grace Esch
Organist - Mrs. Louise Gipper
Ada - Mrs. Freda Smith
Ruth - Miss Ruby Kempe
Esther - Mrs. Herbeta Hutchinson
Martha - Mrs. Gertrude Rawson
Electa - Mrs. Emma Alderson
Warder - Mrs. Anna Peterson
Sentinel - J. L. Alderson
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 20 Jan. 1927. Strawberry Point column

Woman's Foresters
The Woman's Catholic order of Foresters met at the home of Mrs. Martin Hennessey last Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-five were present. After the regular business meeting was held the following officers were installed for the coming year:
Chief Ranger - Mrs. Julia Olinger
Financial Secretary - Mrs. Margaret Henry
Treasurer - Mrs. Mabel Robinson
Recorder - Mrs. Zelda McTaggart
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 26 May 1927. Strawberry Point columns

Fortnightly Club
The members of the Fortnightly club commenced their years work Monday afternoon and met at the home of Miss Helen Buckley. The officers for the ensuing year are:
Pres. - Mrs. Gertrude Rawson
1st Vice-Pres. - Miss Mary Davies
2nd Vice-Pres. - Mrs. Josie Wheeless
Sec. - Mrs. Freda Smith
Treas. - Mrs. Bessie Loeck
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 06 Oct. 1927. Strawberry Point column

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1928
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Royal Neighbors of America
At the regular meeting of the R. N. of A., last Wednesday evening, the following officers for the ensuing year were elected:
Oracle - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Sarah Plagman
Chancellor - Mrs. Cora Eckert
Recorder - Mrs. Edna Miller
Receiver - Mrs. Martha Jordan
Marshal - Mrs. Rose Moser
Asst. Marshal - Mrs. Bertha Allen
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Ida Hughes
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Hulda Osbourne
Managers - 3 years, Mrs. Frances Baldridge, two years Mrs. Mary Hines, one year Louie Gamm
Musician - Mrs. Clara Steward
Physicians - Dr. Dove, Dr. F. H. Howard, Dr. I. P. Howard
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 29 Dec. 1927. Strawberry Point column

Last Wednesday evening the R.N.A. held an installation at the auditorium. The installing officer was Mrs. Mayme Opperman, and Mrs. Berth Allen was the ceremonial marshal:
Oracle - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Sarah Plagman
Chancellor - Mrs. Cora Eckert
Recorder - Mrs. Edna Miller
Receiver - Mrs. Martha Jordan
Marshall - Mrs. Rose Moser
Asst. Marshall - Mrs. Bertha Allen
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Ida Hughes
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Hulda Osborne
Manager, 3 years - Mrs. Frances Baldridge
Manager, 2 years - Mrs. Mary Hines
Manager, 1 year - Louie Gamm
Organist - Mrs. Clara Steward
Physicians - Dr. F. H. Howard, Dr. I. P. Howard, Dr. J. D. F. Dove
Faith - Mrs. Nerva Alderson
Endurance - Mrs. Ruth Smerud
Unselfishness - Mrs. Josie Carnicle
Courage - Miss Gertrude Carnicle
Modesty - Mrs. Mary Emerson
~Clayton County Register, 19 Jan. 1928. Strawberry Point column
Modern Woodmen of America
Last Wednesday evening the M.W.A. held an installation at the auditorium.
E. H. Sargent was the installing consul and Louie Gamm the installing escort.
V.C. - Fred E. Tracy
W.A. - Fred K. Dalton
Banker - Chas. Blanchard
Escort - Cephus Malone
Trustee - Wm. Baldridge
Watchman - Omar Malone
Sentry - Wm. Baldridge
Physicians - Dr. F. H. Howard, Dr. I. P. Howard, Dr. J. D. F. Dove
~Clayton County Register, 19 Jan 1928. Strawberry Point column

Rebekah Lodge
Last Thursday evening at the regular meeting of the Strawberry Point Rebekah Lodge the officers for the ensuing term were installed. The installation was conducted by District Deputy President, Mrs. Anna Petersen who was assisted by Mrs. Bertha Allen, deputy marshall. The following officers were installed:
Past Noble Grand - Mrs. Bertha Allen
Nobel Grand - Mrs. Addie Little
Vice Grand - Mrs. Mary Hines
Secretary - Mrs. Anna Dorman
Treasurer - Fred Tracy
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Anna Petersen
R.S. to V.G. - Lizzie Wareham
L.S. to V.G. - Bessie Walters
Inside Guard - Mrs. Grace Duncan
Outside Guard - Mrs. Mary Tracy
Warden - Miss Florence Tracy
Conductor - Miss Wilberta Tracy
Chaplain - Mrs. Anna Hendershot
Musician - Mrs. Ada Nichols
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 02 Aug. 1928. Strawberry Point column

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1932
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Royal Neighbors of America
Last Wednesday evening the R.N. of A. held their regular meeting. Installation of officers took place, Mrs. Eva Balluff was the installing officer and Mrs. Bertha Allen the ceremonial marshal. Following are the officers:
Oracle - Mrs. Eliza Barker
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Chancellor - Mrs. Martha Jordan
Recorder - Mrs. Florence Blanchard
Receiver - Mrs. Grace Duncan
Marshal - Mrs. Rose Moser
Assistant Marshal - Mrs. Ruth Smerud
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Hulda Osborne
Managers - Mrs. Bertha Allen, for three years; Mrs. Mary Emerson, for two years
Musican - Mrs. Clara Steward
Faith - Mrs. Helen Muehlhausen
Courage - Mrs. Lulu Everts
Modesty - Mrs. Mary Emerson
Unselfishness - Mrs. Ada Dillon
Endurance - Miss Leta Mitchell
Flag Bearer - Mrs. Eliza Storbeck
Juvenile Director - Mrs. Lillian Lyons
Captain of Degree Staff - F. E. Tracey
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1932. Strawberry Point column

Rebekah Lodge #34
Strawberry Point: Strawberry Rebekah Lodge No. 34 met in regular session last Thursday evening. Installation of officers for the first half of the year took place. Mrs. Caroline Enders of Guttenberg, district deputy president and Mrs. Bertha Allen, deputy marshal installed the following:
Past Grand - Mrs. Nelle Phelps
Noble Grand - Mrs. Lillian Lyons
Vice Grand - Mrs. Addie Little
Secretary - Mrs. Anna Dorman
Treasurer - Miss Florence Tracy
Warden - Mrs. Bertha Allen
Conductor - Mrs. Lizzie Wareham
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Mary Hines
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Anna Peterson
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Emily Cunliffe
L.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Mary E. Tracy
Chaplain - Mrs. Grace Duncan
Inside Guard - Miss Wilberta Tracy
Outside Guard - Mrs. Mary Wilder
Musician - Mrs. Adah Nichols
Instructor - Mrs. Nelle Phelps
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 21 Jan. 1932

Order of the Eastern Star
Following a 6:30 dinner, the regular meeting of the O.E.S. was held at the Masonic Temple, Friday evening. After the degrees were conferred on the Misses Margaret and Dorothy Scofield, C. B. Moser in a few chosen words words presented the following past matrons with past matron's jewels, a gift from the chapter. The living Past Matrons are:
Mrs. Flora Smith
Mrs. C. W. Dorman
Mrs. M. F. Harwood
Mrs. H. J. Esch.
Mrs. Wayne Coykendall, now of Cedar Rapids
Mrs. F. J. Mantz
Mrs. C. A. Schoeppe
Miss Ruby Kempe
Mrs. H. M. Fliehler
Mrs. J. L. Alderson, now of Elgin, Ill
Mrs. Ida Baird Rawson, of Lewiston, Idaho, who was a chapter member of Strawberry Point chapter No. 86.

The following officers were installed, Mrs. F J. Mantz, installing officer and Mrs. C. B. Moser, marshal:
W.M. - Mrs. L. Thompson
W.P. - C. B. Moser
A.M. - Mrs. C. E. McCarron
A.P. - R. T. Alderson
Secretary - Mrs. L. D. Davis
Treasurer - Mrs. C. W. Dorman
Conductress - Miss Mayme Alderson
Associate Conductress - Mrs. Bert Blanchard
Chaplain - Mrs. H. M. Fliehler
Organist - Mrs. August Gipper
Adah - Mrs. M. F. Harwood
Ruth - Mrs. H. M. Eaton
Esther - Mrs. C. A. Schoeppe
Martha - Mrs. E. D. Springer
Electa - Miss Irene Dittmer
Warder - Mrs. G. F. Scofield
Sentinel - L. Thomas
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1932. Strawberry Point column

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Royal Neighbors of America
Friendship Camp No. 232, R.N. of A. held its regular meeting on Wednesday evening. Installation of officers was done by Installing Officer, Mrs. Mayme Opperman, and Mrs. Bertha Allen as Ceremonial Marshal. Following are the officers installed:
Oracle - Mrs. Eliza Barker
Past Oracle - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Nerva Alderson
Chancellor - Mrs. Martha Jordan
Recorder - Mrs. Florence Blanchard
Receiver - Mrs. Martha Halsted
Marshal - Mrs. Rose Moser
Asst. Marshal - Mrs. Ruth Smerud
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Lillian Lyons
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Lizzie Wareham
Manager, 3 yrs. - Wm. Baldridge
Manager, 2 yrs. - Mrs. Mary E. Hines
Musician - Mrs. Clara Steward
Flag Bearer - Mrs. Eliza Storbeck
Courage - Mrs. Lulu Everts
Unselfishness - Mrs. Lizzie Gienapp
Juvenile Director - Mrs. Eva Balluff
Captain of the Degree Staff - Fred E. Tracy
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 12 Jan. 1933. Strawberry Point column.

Modern Woodmen of America
The M.W.A. held their regular meeting in the I.O.O.F. Hall of Thursday evening. Installation of officers was held. Charles Blanchard was the installing officer and Fred E. Tracy escort. Following are the officers for the year:
Counsul - H. V. Steward
Advisor - Claire Meyer
Clerk - Lewis Gamm
Banker - M. F. Harwood
Escort - H. B. Grove
Watchman - Peter Hanson
Sentry - L. C. Emerson
Trustee - L. L. Hines
Physicians - F. H. Howard, A. E. Brown, F. D. Edington
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 26 Jan. 1933. Strawberry Point column

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
The regular monthly meeting of Mary Knight Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual election of officers Wednesday. The officers elected are:
Regent - Mrs. Amy Gleim
Vice-Regent - Mrs. Leora Norris
Secretary - Miss Mary Schofield
Treasurer - Mrs. Ruth Gallentine
Registar - Mrs. Dorothy Gill
Historian - Mrs. Kate Hebron
Chaplain - Mrs. Edith Matthews
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 May 1933. Strawberry Point column

Rebekah Lodge
Last Thursday Strawberry Rebekah Lodge No. 34 held its regular meeting in the I.O.O.F. hall. Installation of officers for the remainder of the year was held. District Deputy President was Mrs. Nelle Phelps and Deputy Marshal Mrs. Bertha Davis. Following are the officers:
Noble Grand - Miss Wilberta Tracy
Vice-Grand - Mrs. Mayme Opperman
Secretary - Mrs. Anna Dorman
Treasurer - Mrs. Clara Dripps
Conductor - Mrs. Florence MacTaggart
Past Grand - Mrs. Mary Hines
Chaplain - Mrs. Adele Little
Inside Guard - Wm. Schultz
Outside Guard - L. L. Hines
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Bertha Davis
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Nelle Phelps
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Lizzie Wareham
L.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Lillian Lyons
Pianist - Mrs. Adah Nichols
Instructor - Mrs. Adah Nichols
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 20 July 1933. Strawberry Point column

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1934
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Royal Neighbors of America
Strawberry Point: The R.N.A. held their regular meeting Wednesday evening in the I.O.O.F. Hall. The Oracle, Mrs. Eliza Barker, presided. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Eliza Barker
Past Oracle - Mrs. Ellen Nace
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Clara Dripps
Chancellor - Mrs. Martha Jordan
Recorder - Mrs. Florence Blanchard
Receiver - Mrs. Grace Duncan
Marshal - Mrs. Rose Moser
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Emma Duerst
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Hulda Osborne
Musician - Mrs. Ruth Smerud
Managers - Mrs. Bertha Davis for three years, and Mrs. Lizzie Wareham for two years
Physicians - Dr. F. H. Howard, Dr. A. E. Browne
Juvenile Director - Mrs. Mildred Grove
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Dec. 1933
Modern Woodmen of America
STRAWBERRY POINT: The M.W.A. held their regular meeting Thursday evening in the I.O.O.F. Hall. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - L. L. Hines
Advisor - Peter Hanson
Secretary - Lewis Gamm
Banker - Charles Blanchard
Escort - Winnie Barnes
Trustee - G. R. Carrier
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Dec. 1933

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Boy Scouts of America
Strawberry Point: Boy Scout Troop No. 36 was re-organized Monday evening in the rooms over the Union Bank and Trust company, the charter having expired two years ago. There were twenty-four Scouts present. The Rev. James P. Gable was chosen Scoutmaster, and troop commanders are George E. Dunfrund, Ed D. Springer, Willis Magdefrau, and Arthur Olson. Patrol leaders are Horace Talcott, Marvin Lundt and Edgar Nodurft. Horace Talcott is scribe. Meetings will be held every Friday evening.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 28 Feb. 1935

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Royal Neighbors of America
Strawberry Point: Friendship Camp, No. 232, R.N. of A., held its regular meeting on Wednesday evening. The Oracle Pro-Tem, Mrs. Eva Balluff, in her pleasing manner and in behalf of the lodge and friends, presented Mrs. Grace Duncan, who suffered a great loss in a recent fire, a purse of silver. The following officers for 1936 were elected:
Oracle - Mrs. Mae Dunsmoor
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Eva Balluff
Recorder - Mrs. Florence Blanchard
Receiver - Mrs. Grace Duncan
Chancellor - Mrs. Martha Jordan
Marshal - Mrs. Rose Moser
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Emma Duerst
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Hulda Osborne
Manager (for 3 years) - Mrs. Vivian Kellogg
Musician - Mrs. Clara Steward
Assistant Musician - Mrs. Kate Hennessy
After lodge closed a delicious oyster supper was served to over 100.
~Clayton County Register, Wed., 11 Dec. 1935

Royal Neighbors of America
Friendship Camp No. 232, R.N.A., held its regular meeting Wednesday evening. Mrs. Bertha Davis was the installing officer and Mrs. Rose Moser ceremonial marshal. The following were the officers installed:
Oracle - Mrs. Clara Dripps
Past Oracle - Mrs. Eliza Barker
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Eva Balluf
Chancellor - Mrs. Martha Jordan
Recorder - Mrs. Florence Blanchard
Receiver - Mrs. Grace Duncan
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Emma Duerst
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Hulda Osborne
Managers - Mrs. Clara Reimath, for three years, and Mrs. Vivian Kellogg for one year
Musician - Mrs. Beulah Tucker
Staff Captain - Fred E. Tracy
Flag Bearer - Mrs. Eliza Storbeck
Faith - Mrs. Minnie Gamm
Modesty - Mrs. Irene Quinlan
Unselfishness - Mrs. Mildred Grove
Endurance - Mrs. Marie Shaffer
Courage - Mrs. Lulu Everts
Juvenile Director - Mrs. Mildred Grove
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 24 Jan. 1935

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Modern Woodmen
The Modern Woodmen of America elected the following officers at their annual business meeting:
H. V. Steward, council
George Edmonds, advisor
Floyd Edmonds, banker
H. M. Anderson, physician
E. L. Malone, Chas. Hakert, F. E. Davis, trustees
Levis Gamm, secretary.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 29 Dec. 1949

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Misc.

Strawberry Point Horse Thief Association, misc news articles 1939-1943
(surnames: WING, NEWBERRY, TRACY, STAMP, JESSEN, WILDER, ARNOLD, FITZGIBBONS, HANSON, HALSTAD, KRAMER, GLADWIN, BOYNTON, SIMMONS, NACE, AXTELL)

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