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Fiftieth Anniver Mona's Relief Society Cleveland 1901

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Booklet: Fiftieth Anniversary Mona's Relief Society 1851-1901 Cleveland, Ohio. 53 page booklet celebrating the foundation of the Mona's Relief Society in 1851. Both the front and back pages have local Cleveland advertisements including iron and steel, roofing, jewelers, lawyers, banks and Superior Shoes. Sections include the progrm for the celebration, First Manx Settlers in Cuyahoga County [dates to 1826], Mona's Relief Society [Mona is another name for the Isle of Man], Manx Festival, Manx Emmigration, Characteristics of Early Settlers, The Flag , Literary and Debating Society, The Ladies Auxilliary, The Singing School, Home [Isle of Man] and several songs/poems including Ellen Vannin, Vannin Veg Villish, Ma Chree. Included are a number of portrait photographs of early Ohio Manx settlers and officers of Mona's Relief Society [see scans] The Isle of Man located in the Irish Sea and part of Great Britain provided a number of immigrants to the growing influx in the United States in the 19th Century. Manx is a separate Celtic langiuage. The Island is perhaps best known for the Manx cat. Like other immigrant groups Manx settlers tended to settle in 'clusters' and northeast Ohio was one such area. Mona's Relief Society provided not only social interaction but also offered a Mutual Benefit Society for sickness, disability and death benefits ie. insurance for Manx Americans. Dim. 7 1/2' x 5 1/4' Mona's Relief is todays Cleveland Manx Society. Excellent condition, no loose pages, no discoloration except on back cover. 

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