Sons of Temperance

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Sons of Temperance

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        19th cent.


        The Sons of Temperance was one of a number of like-minded fraternal and social organizations given to curbing the consumption of alcoholic liquors especially by the breadwinners of families.

        There existed a Grand Division, perhaps headquartered in St. John’s.

        The Sons of Temperance was active in St. John’s in the latter part of the eighteenth century. During a celebration of the Total Abstinence and Benefit Society at St John’s (1880 -1), the officers of the Sons of Temperance were on the stage and the Sons of Temperance was listed as being “the oldest temperance organization in the city”.

        The Sons of Temperance flag was white with a red, white, and blue triangle in the middle of which was a red star.


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        Created - August 23, 2013


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