Montague — Societies And Orders
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
The societies or orders in the town are five in number, with an aggregate membership of 295. Bay State Lodge, F. and A. M., was organized in 1872, and has now a membership of 80. The other four orders are located at Turner's Falls, and are Branch No. 1, A. O. H. (Ancient Order Hibernians), a benevolent society, organized in 1871, and now composed of 40 members; a benevolent society known as the D. O. H. (Dutch Order Harugari), which was organized in 1872, and has now 50 members; a benevolent society, known as the Independent Foresters, organized in 1878, whose membership is 75; and Mechanics' Lodge, F. and A. M., numbering 50 members.
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