A Guide to the Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book, 1927-1953 Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book MSS 05-32

A Guide to the Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book, 1927-1953

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 05-32


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 05-32
Title
The Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book, 1927-1953
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Creator
Centreville Grange and Providence Grange
Language
English
Abstract
The Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book contains listings of dues for members of the Centreville Grange, later renamed Providence Grange, for the organization’s entire existence rom 1927-1953.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book, MSS 05-32, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Gift of Col. Martin L. Green, USA (Ret.), 2001

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, December 2017
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2017


Historical and Biographical Information

In July 1927, Frederick Brenckman, organizer for the National Grange, met with a number of Centreville, Virginia residents who agreed to aid in forming a grange in the community. The grange was founded to provide farmers an outlet for social activities and economic and political action. Meetings occurred in local schools or churches. By August 1927, formation of the Centreville Grange was completed and consisted of 17 charter members including John T. DeBell, master; R. Colton Lewis, lecturer; Helen Quigg, secretary; and Mrs. A.J. Robey, treasurer.

In May 1931, Centreville Grange changed its name to Providence Grange. The name was suggested by Worthy Master Ronald Blake. By that point the grange was no longer meeting in Centreville but in Oakton, Virginia, and membership had expanded to different communities within the Providence Magisterial District. The Providence Grange disbanded in 1953.

Scope and Content

The Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book contains listings of dues for members of the Centreville Grange, later renamed Providence Grange, for the organization’s entire existence rom 1927-1953. Also included inside the book are two Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet programs from 1936 and 1939.


Index Terms

  • Centreville (Va.) - History
  • National Grange. Centreville Grange No. 750 (Fairfax County, Va.)
  • National Grange. Providence Grange No. 750 (Fairfax County, Va.)

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Centreville Grange No. 750 Dues Account Book, 1927-1953