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OH, Tiffin - JR OUAM Home (Order United American Mechanics) postcard - F09094

OH, Tiffin - JR OUAM Home (Order United American Mechanics) postcard - F09094


Ohio postcard - Tiffin, OH

    • Not posted but is written on
    • pub by American News Co - Litho-Chrome
    • Orphanage

Below is what I found on Wikipedia about OUAM

  • Junior Order of United American Mechanics

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Junior Order of United American Mechanics is an American fraternal order. It began as a youth affiliation of the Order of United American Mechanics, but seceded to become its own organization and eventually absorbed its parent order. Originally, it was an Anti-Catholic, Nativist group, but eventually abandoned this position and became a general fraternal benefit society open to people regardless of creed, race or sex.[3]

    In 1923 the JOUAM had 253,399 members in its "Funeral Benefit Dept" and 22,519 "Beneficiary Degree" members. Its headquarters at that time were located at 741 Wabash Building, and reportedly had state and local councils in nearly state in the Union. It also ran a home for the orphans of deceased members in Tiffin, Ohio, which housed 800-900 children. While the Order's purposes were mostly fraternal by this point, membership remained restricted to Protestants, and some of its officers still continued to advocate anti-Catholic positions.[4]

    By 1969 this had dwindled to 35,172, 15,000 of which were social (non-insured) members. By 1979 the number had dropped to 8,500, evenly divided between social and beneficiary members in 400 local councils. The group was then headquartered in Willow Grove, a suburb of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania and held a national convention biennially. It also had a bimonthly news paper, Junior American,[5] which is still published.[6]

    Between 1925 and 1932, they constructed the Junior Order United American Mechanics National Orphans Home near Lexington, North Carolina.[7] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[8]

  •  Please note that the majority of the cards are over 50 years old and as such, are sold AS IS. Tears will be noted but it would be too timely to note each fault on every card. If condition is important to you - contact us with our number in the title & what it is that you would like to know or what it is that you would like pictured more closely.
  • Because of the age of the cards - they are noted as being USED - no matter if they are written on or not.

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