First Jefferson Benevolent Society
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Brief Description: Box 1: Minute books, 1917-1933, 1972-1979 (minutes recorded in German through October 1923 and in English thereafter). List of new members, 1928-1936 (in same volume as minutes ending 1933). Constitution as revised 1942, with amendments, 1946-1978. Membership application form and fragment of member newsletter, The First Jeffersonian, ca. 1940s. List of presidents and vice presidents of the Society. Receipt for filing Certificate of Report of Existence, 1952. Box 2: General ledgers, 1955-1978. Cashbooks, 1955-1972, 1974-1978. Membership dues ledger, 1974-1978. Box 3: Membership dues receipts, 1974-1978. Burial receipts, 1950-1979. Lists of grave reservations and burials, ca. 1940-1979. Correspondence concerning payment of funeral expenses and death benefits, 1957, 1961, 1972-1979. Beneficiary designations for death benefits, 1934-1975. Box 4: Death certificates, 1965, 1972-1978. Deeds to graves (recorded upon dissolution), 1978-1979. Meeting notices, 1971-1972, 1977-1978. Correspondence with members, mainly concerning dues and recording of deeds, 1973-1979. Correspondence pertaining to complaint lodged against the Society by the family of Anne Marke (Markowitz), 1976. Correspondence with Beth Moses Cemetery, 1951-1969. Legal documents and correspondence pertaining to the sale of the Society's lots in New Mount Zion Cemetery to Temple Beth-El (Rutherford, N.J.), 1938, 1962-1975. Documents related to the sale of some of the Society's lots in United Hebrew Cemetery to Congregation Rodfeh Zedek (Brooklyn), 1968. Correspondence with attorney concerning dissolution, 1978. Notes related to dissolution. Miscellaneous legal documents (general releases), 1920, 1926, 1928. Membership list and postal receipts for mailing to membership, 1979. Box 5: Balance sheets, 1932-1934, 1947, 1950-1979. Invoices, 1974-1978. Check stubs 1969-1974. Box 6: Cemetery maps. Box 7: Membership dues ledgers, 1968-1973.
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Record Series Number: RG 1789/RG 1789
Created by: First Jefferson Benevolent Society (N.Y.)
Volume: 2.54 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/08/2005.
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Acquisition Notes: New York State Department of Insurance; ACC 108/05
Finding Aid Revisions: 10/16/2012; VL
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