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Patrons of Husbandry. Ohio State Grange: Wingston Grange #2627 - MS 172
The records of Wingston Grange #2627, Liberty Township, Wood County, Ohio, consist of approximately .5 linear ft. of record books, a roll book, and miscellaneous papers, dating from 1936 through 1979.
The collection was transferred to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of the Grange and Ralph Seiler during June 1981. This register was prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts, Center for Archival Collections, March, 1991. No restrictions exist on the the use of this collection.
The Grange, organized on a national, state, county, and local level, combines fraternity, ritual, and business with cultural and educational programs. Women have been admitted from the beginning as equal members, and a juvenile grange promotes total family participation in this organization.
The Wingston Grange received dispensation to organize by the National Grange on January 13, 1936, with official enrollment with the Ohio State Grange on January 15. There were 38 names in the list of charter members in the first roll book of March 23, 1936.
This collection of Grange records will prove useful to those researchers interested in agricultural and rural studies. While the minutes in the record books are incomplete, they provide information on officers, membership, dues, programs, and business conducted. However, this information is in more of an outline format than narrative and thus lacks great detail. The roll book provides information on members, their addresses, and occupations. The few membership applications give some information on members, their name, age, and occupation.
MINUTE BOOKS (RECORD BOOKS)
January 24, 1938-October 27, 1941, July 16, 1945-October 23, 1972
Subordinate Grange Record books; includes officers roll call, committee and business agent reports, bills and receipts, motions and resolutions, program and social activities, membership induction and members sick or in distress.
March 23, 1936-January 1949
Includes member's name, address, and occupation.
February 26, 1938-May 11, 1959
Application forms for membership, includes name, age, and occupation of applicant.
January 15, 1936
Wingston Grange dispensation to organize by the National Grange
March 1, 1951
Lease agreement between the Liberty Township Local School District and the Wingston Grange for rental of property for a Grange Hall
January 11, 1937
Insurance policy with the Ohio State Grange Mutual Insurance Association covering the Grange regalia and other Grange equipment for $100
Distinguished Service Roll certificates presented to the Grange, "by reason of the prompt and faithful service performed by their secretary, Mrs. Clyde Robinson"
- Subordinate Grange Record Book, January 24, 1938-October 27, 1941
- Subordinate Grange Record Book, July 16, 1945-July 11, 1949
- Subordinate Grange Record Book, July 25, 1949-September 14, 1953
- Subordinate Grange Record Book, September 28, 1953-August 12, 1957
- Subordinate Grange Record Book, August 26, 1957-August 27, 1962
- Subordinate Grange Record Book, September 10, 1962-February 12, 1968
- Subordinate Grange Record Book, February 26, 1968-October 23, 1972
- Roll book, March 23, 1936-January 1948
- Membership records, February 26, 1938-May 11, 1959
- Charter, January 15, 1936
- Lease, March 1, 1951
- Insurance policy, January 11, 1937
- Distinguished Service Roll certificates, 1953-1959, 1962-1979
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