Mystic Workers of the World

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Mystic Workers of the World
Formation 1892
Successor Fidelity Life Association, 1930
Purpose/focus Insurance
Founder G. W. Clendenen

The Mystic Workers of the World (M.W.W.) was a North American fraternal insurance society, formed by G. W. Clendenen in 1892 at Fulton, Illinois. Its main practical purpose was the offering of health and life insurance policies to members, including both men and women;[1] and, ultimately, the Mystic Workers abandoned any ritual work, re-organising as the Fidelity Life Association in 1930.



  1. Preuss, Arthur (1924), "Mystic Workers of the World", A Dictionary of Secret and Other Societies, St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder Book Co., p. 286,, retrieved 2018-01-25, "Founded by G. W. Clendenen, a Mason, Odd Fellow, Knight of Pythias, both branches of the Woodmen, etc., of Fulton, Ill., in 1892, to pay death, sickness, and disability benefits by means of mutual assessments. Admits both men and women. The ritual emphasizes Charity."