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H.W. Fuison was a charter member of Harper Lodge No. 29 of the Ancient Order of United Workmen organized in Linn County, Missouri on 17 October 1877

"The Ancient Order of United Workmen (AOUW) was founded by John Jordan Upchurch and thirteen others in Meadville, Pennsylvania on October 27, 1868. The AOUW was a fraternal benefits society that became quite popular as a means of providing financial protection to working class people at an affordable rate. The AOUW maintained a lodge where members could meet together in a spirit of fraternalism and brotherhood. By 1887, the AOUW had more than 176,000 members in 3,200 member groups (called lodges) across the country."

—North Dakota State University Libraries and the NDSU Archives


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