Category: Balzarano-1 Woodsmen of the World

Categories: Balzarano-1

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The organization was founded in 1890 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Joseph Cullen Root. Root, who was a member of several fraternal organizations including the Freemasons, had founded Modern Woodmen of America in Lyons, Iowa, in 1883, after hearing a sermon about "pioneer woodsmen clearing away the forest to provide for their families". Taking his own surname to heart, he wanted to start a Society that "would clear away problems of financial security for its members".

Person Profiles (2)

22 Sep 1862 - 02 Oct 1930 photo
19 Jul 1866 Panola, Panola, Texas - 03 Feb 1928 photo

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