Modern Woodmen of America
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|Modern Woodmen of America|
|Formation||5 January 1883|
|Purpose/focus||Mutual benefit, insurance|
The Modern Woodmen of America (MWA) is an American fraternal benefit society, primarily known today for the sale of life insurance, annuity, and investment products to members. The society was originally founded on 5 January 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root at Lyons, Clinton Co., Iowa; after seven years, in 1890, Root was forced out of the organisation, and went on to found the Woodmen of the World at Omaha, Nebraska.
- Official Ritual (Fourth Revision) of the Modern Woodmen of America, 1915: Containing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and Ceremony of Adoption, Prescribed by the Head Camp, Rock Island, Ill.: Modern Woodmen Pub. Office, 1915, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858034216188
- Northcott, W. A. (1894), The Woodman's Hand Book: a Comprehensive History of the Modern Woodmen of America; Together With Valuable Information on Fraternal Insurance Societies, Statistics, Selected Literature, Woodmen Songs, Poems, etc., Davenport, Iowa: Egbert, Fidlar & Chambers, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100648928