Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Knights and Ladies of Security, a fraternal and benevolent society, was founded in Topeka early in 1892 by Dr. H. A. Warner and George H. Flintham. On Feb. 22, 1892, the organization was chartered under the laws of Kansas and began an active campaign for members. Three years later there were 238 local councils or lodges scattered over Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. At that time the order stood eleventh among fraternal societies having life insurance features. By 1911 the order had spread to 30 states, having a total membership of about 120,000 and a surplus of nearly $2,000,000 in the national treasury. Over 30,000 of the members were in the State of Kansas. The national officers in 1911 were: W. B. Kirkpatrick, president; John V. Abrahams, secretary; W. M. Forbes, treasurer; Dr. E. S. Pettyjohn, medical director. The executive board was composed of the president, secretary, F. M. Bonebrake of Topeka, R. D. McClinman of Seneca, Kan., and A. W. Fulton of Chicago, Ill. Since its organization the society has disbursed about $7,500,000 in benefits, and in 1910 it stood sixth in the list of fraternal organizations.

Page 80 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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