Modern Woodmen of America 1920's - Jack Nicholson Plays Woodmen Actuary

Modern Woodmen of America 1920's - Jack Nicholson Plays Woodmen Actuary

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Beautifully engraved unissued certificate from the Modern Woodmen of America printed in the 1920's. This historic document has an ornate border around it with vignettes a large turn of the century home, woman and garden structure. This beautiful certificate is over 70 years old. The Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal benefit society organized in 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root. It began as an all male group, but in 1895 organized a women's group, the Royal Neighbors of America, which had existed previously as an unofficial female auxiliary to the Modern Woodmen. The organization and its local groups, called "camps," held social events and carried out benevolent work. Assessments of and benefits to members were an important part of the organization's purpose. The Modern Woodmen exists today as a legal reserve fraternal assessment society. The certificate for sale is from the Vanceboro Camp No. 15,913 in North Carolina. Shares were originally sold at $10 per share. Jack Nicholson Plays Woodmen Actuary in Film scheduled for release in 2002 Academy Award-winning actor Jack Nicholson is playing a new role to his list of credits. It is a Modern Woodmen of America Chief Actuary. The movie follows the life of Warren Schmidt (Nicholson), a recently-retired Chief Actuary for Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society who has trouble adjusting to his retirement. Schmidt’s plans to travel the country with his wife in their new RV are cut short, when his wife unexpectedly dies. The hardship of dealing with her death is compounded by his daughter’s wedding plans. Schmidt decides to drive to Denver, Colo., in his RV to talk his daughter out of marrying a man he doesn’t like. The trip takes a few detours as he visits sites on his way to Denver.

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