Whately — Societies And Orders

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      None of the secret orders have ever organized a society in Whately, but in the anti-Masonic times, from 1820 to 1833,

Jerusalem Lodge Of Masons, Of Northampton,

held some of its meetings in the tavern of David Stockbridge, on the "Straits," in a room which had been fitted up for this purpose.

The Whatlely Farmers' Club

was organized Nov. 30, 1860, with the following officers: E. G. Crafts, President; James Monroe, Secretary; Chester Bardwell, Treasurer. These offices are at present filled by Edwin Bardwell, President; James M. Crafts, Secretary; and Charles D. Bartlett, Vice-President. The club numbers 45 members, and has a total enrollment of 72 members. In 1866 and 1867 successful fairs were held, and the regular meetings of the club are attended with much interest.

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