Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256

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Corporate body

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Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256

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      Other form(s) of name

      • Lady Patricia Lodge No. 256
      • LOBA 256

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      Dates of existence

      1918-[after 1954]

      History

      Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 was a primary (local) lodge of the women's auxiliary of the Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organization, in North Bay, Ontario. The lodge was named in honour of Princess Patricia of Connaught, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and its first meeting was on March 30, 1918. Like the male lodges of the Orange Order, Ladies Orange Benevolent Association lodges had a Masonic-style structure and system of degrees, and its members took part in charitable and social activities. It is unknown when Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 was disbanded, but records indicate it was active until at least the mid 1950s.

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      North Bay, Ont. (1918-[after 1954])

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      As a primary lodge of the Ladies Orange Benevolent Association, Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 was headed by a Worthy Mistress and a Deputy Mistress. Other officers included a Junior Deputy Mistress, Chaplain, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Guardian, and Director of Ceremonies.

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      NUCCASC-AR0019

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      Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

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      Dates of creation, revision and deletion

      Created February 20, 2015 by Peter Houston

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      • English

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