Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion, Emma Deming Council No. 265 records
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The Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion (CWBL) was a fraternal and insurance society founded in 1895. The Emma Deming Council No. 265 was founded in Litchfield in 1907. Membership was limited to Catholic women ages 17 to 50. The records document the activities of the Deming Council; some relate to the dealings between the main office in New York and the local council. Membership applications, lists, and investigating committee report and notices of members provide personal details about members. Other records consist of correspondence; canceled checks, receipt and bank books, and associated records; insurance forms; constitutions of the CWBL; religious and welcoming poems; the Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion Bulletin (1909); medical examiner's blanks; and a CWBL manual of procedure.
- Created: 1907-1913
- Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2000
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This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
- Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion, Emma Deming Council No. 265 records
- Leith Johnson
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