Order of the Eastern Star, 1921

Skidmore, Missouri’s chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star was very busy in late March 1921, as we see in these items from the front page of the March 31, 1921 edition of the Skidmore News:

O. E. S. Buys Piano.
The local chapter, O. E. S., bought a piano on Monday, from the Cushman store at Maryville.

The Star has made a little money from the somerset parties given recently, and they cleared over $50 on the lunch which they served at the Barber sale two weeks ago. All of this money was used in the purchase of the piano.

Organize O. E. S. Chapter.
Skidmore Lodge Assisted With Work at Quitman Saturday.

An Eastern Star chapter was organized at Quitman Saturday, by the lodges from Maryville and Skidmore. Those in charge of the work were U. S. Wright, grand worthy patron, Mrs. Linnie Braniger, district deputy grand worthy matron, W. W. Stiwalt, grand secretary, of Maryville; and Mrs. Ida French, grand marshall, Mrs. Anna Morgan, grand warden, Alex J. Wells, grand sentinel, of Skidmore.

The Skidmore chapter exemplified the work with the following officers: Mrs. Ethel Wells, W. M., Mrs. Helen Carpenter, assistant matron, Mrs. Ida French, marshal, Mrs. Anna Weddle, chaplain, Mrs. Francis Pierpoint, organist, Miss Florence Foster, conductress, Mrs. Bess Barber, assistant conductress, Mrs. Anna Duvall, treasurer, W. W. Stiwalt, secretary, Mrs. Anna Morgan, warden, Alex J. Wells, sentinel, Hazel Linville, Adah, Edith Porter, Ruth, Lettie Rodman, Esther, Carrie Masters, Martha, Emma Moorehead, Electa, U. S. Wright, acting patron. The work was well done, and was fully appreciated by the Quitman chapter.

The officers elected for the Quitman chapter are: Miss Ethel Gillinger, W. M., Frank Wright, W. P., Maye Ackerman, A. M., Sarah McDonald, conductress, Mary Brooks, assistant conductress, Bell Frankum, Adah, Mary Bailey, Ruth, Louisa Argo, Esther, Eva Miller, Martha, Mary J. Rooney, Electa, Nellie Money, sentinel, Lida Miller, marshal, Vera McDonald, secretary, Freda St. Claire, treasurer, and Nellie Reed, chaplain.

Dinner was served at noon, and in the afternoon the chapter was divided into four groups and given instruction in the secret work by U. S. Wright, W. W. Stiwalt, Mrs. Linnie Braniger, and Mrs. W. W. Stiwalt.

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