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Lastname 0Chronicling America:William Andrew Falvey and the Knights of Pythias Stanley SealsHistory 300September 9 2016
Lastname 1On the week of May 29, 1907, only a few days before William Andrew Falvey was born in the town of Lincoln, Mississippi, the fraternity and secret organization, The Knights of Pythias, made history in Harrisburg, Mississippi. The Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias met for a company convention in Harrisburg, Mississippi. With a total of two-hundred people in attendance, the Knights of Pythias gathering became the largest meeting of a specific fraternity inMississippi. In addition to the high turn-out of people, the assembly substantiated a significant impact on the town of Harrisburg, as well as surrounding areas. According to the Knight of Pythias’ Grand Chancellor’s reports, the fraternity saw a dramatic total increase of 1,007 members in that year alone. 1The gathering was meant to encourage the members of the fraternity to extended their connection and resources to their sister sect established in Gulfport, Mississippi. Because of the newly established link between the Harrisburg and the Gulfport sects, the two chapters were able to combine their resources in the effort to increase assessments and provided homes to victims of national and sectional disasters, as well as, aiding in the construction of orphanages and widow homes. Bibliography:1Macon beacon.(Macon, Miss.), 25 May 1907. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <
Lastname 2Macon beacon.(Macon, Miss.), 25 May 1907. Chronicling America: Historic AmericanNewspapers. Lib. of Congress. <-25/ed-1/seq-1/>