The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
The great depression in America began on October 29, 1929, and is said to have ended in 1939. By 1933 more than 40% of Ohio factory workers and 67% of construction, Workers were jobless.
In 1932 Ohio's unemployment rate for all Residents was a staggering 37.3%.
It was during this time that the men and Women of Miami county and Tipp City heard About an organization called “the Fraternal Order of Eagles”, whose mission statement hit Home during this terrible time Ohio and our Country was going through.
This mission statement, and belief in it, Would help the residents here get through This devastating time facing our country.
The F.O.E. was founded in February 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician's strike.
After addressing the matter, they agreed to "bury the hatchet" and form "The Order of Good Things." As numbers grew, members selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to "The Fraternal Order of Eagles." The women's auxiliary traces its roots to 1927. The Fraternal Order of Eagles includes nearly 800,000 members and more than 1,500 locations across the United States and Canada. Stop by one of our locations and see why we're known as People Helping People.