October 22, 2020
Jewell’s history: On June 8, 1874, Lodge No. 116 I.O.O.F. was chartered at Jewell. Samuel F. Burdett, special deputy grand master, assisted by W. H. McDonald of Cawker City Lodge No. 87, organized the Jewell chapter.
The following charter members composed the organization: Samuel Porter, Wm. H. Record, M. V. Price, H. C. Jennings, D. H. Bloom, and C. C. Reynolds. At the same time the visiting cards of Wm. H. Cameron, J. R. Scroggs, and John Hoffer Lodge No. 372, Orangeville, Ill., were presented and the bearers admitted to the lodge.
H. C. Jennings was elected to the office of N. G.; W....