The Caddo Herald
April 7, 1899
The grand lodge of I.O.O.F of Indian Territory will convene at Ardmore on April 11th. This will be one of the most important sessions of the grand lodge ever held. The question of establishing a widows’ and orphans’ home will be decided, also a permanent location for the grand lodge. Over 150 past grands it is expected will be in attendance, among whom will be the Past Grand Master William Noble and Past Grands James Arnote, and William Costigan of South McAlester. Mrs. Lewis Schmidt, past president of the Rebekah assembly ad Past Noble Grands Miss Allie Smith and Mrs. Nannie Crocker will attend the sessions of the Rebekah assembly which meets succeeding the adjournment of the grand lodge.