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odd fellow lodge in Fort Plain, New York

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Re: odd fellow lodge in Fort Plain, New York

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 5:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
this is indeed the Oddfellows Lodge 507 in Ft Plain. As referenced by this article on N Berton Alter from early 1900s:In civic affairs Mr. Alter has ever shown a commendable interest and a willingness to bear the full responsibilities of citizenship, even to holding offices at a considerable personal sacrifice when called upon to do so. He was president of the village of Nelliston from March, 1920, until March, 1922, and was again called upon to fill this position in the spring of 1923, since when he has been continuously in that office. At a special election held in July, 1922, Mr. Alter was chosen village trustee and sat on the village board from then until he became president for the second time the following spring. His political affiliations are with the democratic party and no supporter of the principles of Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson is more loyal and earnest than he, but Mr. Alter is no blind partisan and he ever considers himself a citizen first and a democrat second. In 1917 he became president of the Montgomery county committee on public health, a body whose work is of far-reaching importance to the general welfare, and has held that office continuously up to date, with the exception of a part of the year 1920. On the 1st of November, 1900, Mr. Alter was initiated into the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and two years later served as Noble Grand of Veddersburgh Lodge, No. 812, I. O. O. F. He became a charter member of Fort Hunter Lodge, No. 637, in 1910, and while a member of that lodge held the office of district deputy grand master of the second district of the Odd Fellows of Montgomery county. His affiliations are now with Otsquago Lodge, No. 507, I. O. O. F.; in addition to which he belongs to Fort Plain Lodge. No. 433. A. F. & A. M. Please also look up online for FOX SPONABLE, another notable Ft Plain / Nelliston from the early 1900s concerning mention of this lodge. There is no Dr located in this building anymore. Just the Chinese Rest is located there and Apts above.
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Bob Dobbin 1 Oct 2003 7:50PM GMT 
robert carter 17 Aug 2013 11:38AM GMT 
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