Medal, Fraternal
1950 Approximate
IOOF Service Medal. Material: metal, paper. Size: 1 1/4" W. x 1 3/4" L. Description: gold metal - pin attached to Three Link Chain - red enameled metal - white enameled inlaid star with blue raised button marking 50 years of service - paper attached: "Chas H. Bailer 1861 1950."
Waseca organization: Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), a secret society for the mutual aid and benefit of the members, originated in England in the 18th Century. This is a service jewel awarded for years of continual membership in the Odd Fellows. They range in years from 25 to 75. Used by Waseca Comee Lodge #25. Found inside ledger book that was used to record dues, page 362 Bailer 1861-1950.