Endowment / No. "3200" $100.00 / Supreme Grand Council / Sons and Daughters of / Independent Order of Saint Luke / Chartered Under the Laws of the State of Virginia / [followed by a partly printed form, completed in manuscript, enrolling "Bettie Redmond" Age "35" and her beneficiary "Augustus Redmond, " her "husband" in the "Mascot" Council, No. "104," Location "King & Queen Va." and printing two paragraphs and five numbered clauses outlining the benefits to accrue at her death, all signed by officials Thomas Harris and B.J. Franklin in 1915 and enclosed within an ornamental border with seal affixed].

Richmond, VA: The order, 1915. Mutual benefit policy. Broadsheet, 15 3/4 x 11 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type; docketing on verso, noting "Reported dead / 12/31/24 / Benefited" and stamped "Paid." The Independent Order of Saint Luke was an African-American fraternal and mutual benefit organization, overseen by Richmond, Virginia's, Maggie Walker (1867-1934) from 1899, growing it from a burial society to a fraternal order and life insurance company; shortly after the turn of the century, Walker became the first woman bank president of any race to charter a bank, the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, in the United States. Few small breaks at folds (one archival repair), some soiling, but very good. Folded as for filing. (8642). Item #61689

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