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Young Friends Fraternal Alliance Records

Identifier: RG 1895

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: Constitution of Young Friends Pleasure and Benefit Society, English. Certificate of incorporation, 1974. Certificate of report of existence, 1950. Correspondence, 1974-2001. Agreements, 1945-1974. Cemetery deeds, 1931-1974. Membership list. Reserved graves list. List of in-use graves. Financial Records, 1974-1994. Dissolution Papers, 2001. Miscellaneous.


  • Creation: 1931 - 2001


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Biographical / Historical

Mutual aid society founded in New York in 1936. Society was merger between various mutual aid societies, the oldest of which was the Young Friends Pleasure and Benefit Society, also known as the Young Friends Pleasure Club Association, founded on April 2, 1892, and constituted on May 3, 1893. Other societies that merged with the Young Friends Fraternal Alliance were the Young Friends Lodge, No. 147, I.O.B.A. and the Hebrew Protective Lodge, No. 228, I.O.B.A. Provided sick and death benefits, burial privileges, and relief awards. Covered funeral expenses. Functioned as a burial society. Society used the Beth David, Mt. Zion, and Montefiore cemeteries in Long Island and Queens, NY.


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