Modern Order of the Chaldeans
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|Modern Order of the Chaldeans|
The Modern Order of the Chaldeans was an American fraternal benefit order, organised at Brownsburg, Indiana in 1888, with "the purpose of giving the more common laborer an opportunity for protection at a quite moderate expense."
- Gould, S. C., ed. (April 1905), Order of the Chaldeans, "Arcane Societies in the United States", Historic Magazine and Notes and Queries 23 (4): 91, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064475955;view=1up;seq=109, retrieved 2016-05-24, "The Modern Order of the Chaldeans was organized in a newspaper office at Brownsburg, Ind., in 1888. It is fraternal and beneficial, and is broadly founded on the universality of mankind. It was organized for the purpose of giving the more common laborer an opportunity for protection at a quite moderate expense. The chief officer is styled "Grand Illuminator." The work and discipline are quite different from that practiced in other secret societies. It is stated that its officers are rather desirous of perfection of its system of work than a large membership and following."