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Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters
Courts Instituted From 1879 To 1935



All Courts instituted before 1894 had an all-male membership. In 1894, women were admitted to the MCOF. Women formed all-female Courts and also joined formerly all-male Courts. The composition of some early Courts changed from all-male to a mixed gender membership. This Court list reflects Court composition from 1930-1935.
Irish surnames were predominant in membership lists well into the 1930s. Courts with a predominantly German membership are noted. Addresses for Courts are where the Court meetings were held, often a rented space.
If a Court was disbanded before 1930, an earlier address is given.
Some Courts changed names. Additional Court names are given in parenthesis.

Court
Number
Court NameCourt TownCourt Street AddressInstitutedCourt Compositon in 1930
1CathedralBoston17 Worcester Street9/3/1879Men
2St. FrancisNorth Adams2/21/1905Men - Gone by 1889
3FenwickBoston11a Green Street11/14/1879Mixed
4St. FrancisRoxbury1435 Tremont Street12/18/1879Men
5LeoEast BostonCentral Square1/16/1880Men
6CheverusCharlestown14 Green Street2/11/1880Mixed
7St. PatrickSouth Boston456 4th Street2/16/1880Mixed
8SherwoodBoston17 Worcester Street3/4/1880Mixed
9ColumbusBoston17 Worcester Street3/9/1880Mixed
10IonaMaldenCharles Street3/15/1880Mixed
11St. JosephBoston11 Green Street3/22/1880Men
12FultonBoston17 Worcester Street3/18/1880Mixed
13FitzpatrickEast BostonCentral Square3/18/1880Mixed
14LafayetteLynn38 Market Street5/5/1880Men
15SS. Peter and PaulSouth Boston1 National Street6/25/1880Men
16EssexSalem60 Washington Street6/23/1880Men
17HamiltonCharlestownCity Square7/8/1880Mixed
18St. PeterDorchester204 Adams Street7/22/1880Men
19WilliamsEast Boston163 Meridian9/16/1880Men
20Mt. PleasantRoxbury214 Dudley Street10/201880Men
21St. AlphonsusRoxbury214 Dudley Street10/13/1880Men
22O'ConnorWinchester2/22/1905Men - Gone by 1889
23St. JohnHyde Park17 Harvard Avenue12/14/1880Men
24St. GregoryDorchester16 River Street12/20/1880Men
25St. FrancisWest QuincyCopeland Street12/21/1880Mixed
26St. RaphaelDedhamHigh Street12/31/1880Men
27SullivanBoston2/23/1905Men - Gone by 1889
28ErinBoston17 Worcester Street2/3/1881Men
29St. ThomasBrocktonMain Street2/17/1881Men
30Bass RiverBeverly65 Cabot Street2/24/1881Men
31St. JosephSomerville2/23/1905Men - Gone by 1889
32QualeyWoburnPleasant Street2/24/1881Mixed
33St. JohnCambridgeMass Avenue3/3/1881Mixed
34AmericusBoston17 Worcester Street3/15/1881Mixed
35SheilBostonUnion Hall3/18/1881Men - Gone by 1901
36McGlewChelsea2/23/1905Men - Gone by 1889
37FriendshipRoxburySt. Francis de Sales St.3/25/1881Men - Gone by 1928
38St. JosephRoxburySt. Francis de Sales St.3/29/1881Mixed
39BenedictSomervilleUnion Square3/31/1881Mixed
40LibertyBostonMen- Gone by 1889
41Star of SeaEast BostonMoore Street12/13/1881Men - Gone by 1892
42FittonBoston2/24/1905Men - Gone by 1889
43St. Mary RandolphNorth Street9/4/1882Mixed
44St. BernardWest NewtonWashington Street9/23/1882Mixed
45UnityBridgewaterBroad Street9/12/1882Men
46St. AugustineSouth BostonE. Street11/14/1882Men
47St. AnneGloucester197 1/2 Main Street12/22/1882Men
48SarsfieldNorth AttleboroEast Street3/6/1883Mixed
49ConstantineBoston17 Worcester Street4/5/1883Mixed
50LyndenBoston2/25/1905Men - Gone by 1889
51Holy TrinityBoston133 Shawmut Ave.4/13/1883Men - German
52HighlandRoxbury184 Dudley Street4/16/1883Men
53EmeraldPeabody9 Main Street7/2/1883Men
54St. JamesBoston17 Worcester Street7/2/1883Mixed
55Charles RiverWatertown111 Worcester Street10/8/1883Men
56ClintonClintonHigh St.2/27/1905Gone by 1889 see # 217
57CarrollJamaica Plain129 South Street7/30/1885Men
58ProspectWaltham710 Main Street8/25/1885Men
59WorcesterWorcester112 Front Street12/17/1885Men
60MiddlesexNewton429 Center Street2/19/1886Mixed
61St. LawrenceBrookline107 Washington Street10/20/1886Mixed
62St. CatherineNorwoodWashington Street12/31/1886Mixed
63ShieldsHolyokeHigh Street1/14/1887Men
64GallagherSpringfield192 Pearl Street4/17/1887Men
65St. ColumbkilleBrightonMarket Street5/26/1887Men
66GriffinFranklinMain Street9/12/1887Mixed
67CantonCanton480 Washington Street1/26/1888Men
68St. MargaretBeverlyHale Street4/14/1888Mixed
69StoughtonStoughtonPearl Street6/7/1888Mixed
70St. MichaelSouth Boston456 Fourth Street9/14/1888Men
71Phil SheridanNewburyport1 Carter Street9/18/1888Mixed
72MerrimackHaverhill81 Winter Street12/20/1888Mixed
73TauntonTauntonBroadway3/12/1889Men
74HendrickenNorth EastonMaine Street3/29/1889Mixed
75St. JarlathAmesbury3 School Street6/12/1889Mixed
76QuincyQuincyMaple Street10/24/1889Mixed
77MysticMedfordMedford Square12/12/1889Mixed
78St. MonicaLawrenceHaverhill Street3/26/1890Mixed
79John Boyle O'ReillyNew Bedford746 Pleasant St.1/24/1891Men
80General ShermanPlymouthMiddle St.3/7/1891Men
81St. MalachiArlingtonChestnut St.9/3/1891Mixed
82BrocktonBrockton126 Maine St.12/11/1891Men
83John Henry NewmanEverettSchool and Corey12/12/1891Mixed
84DanversDanversMaple Street2/10/1892Men
85George WashingtonLynnMarket Square2/22/1892Men
86AvonAvonMain Street3/16/1892Mixed
87Robert EmmetWalpoleMain Street4/1/1892Mixed
88EnterpriseWest NewburyMain Street6/2/1892Mixed
89UnionWhitman33 South St.8/24/1892Mixed
90RocklandRocklandUnion St.11/21/1892Men
91St. VincentHollistonWashington Street12/8/1892Mixed
92HarmonyEast BridgewaterUnion St.2/20/1893Mixed
93GermaniaBoston133 Shawmut Ave2/26/1893Mixed - German
94LoyolaBostonUnion Hall3/6/1893Men -1897 Closed
95ColumbiaRoxburyColumbus Ave3/28/1893Men
96Sacred HeartMiddleboroMain St.5/10/1893Mixed
97St. AnthonyMedwayBroad Street5/23/1893Mixed
98OnotaPittsfieldMelville St.7/31/1893Mixed
99Mt. Hope/St. IgnatiusRoslindale41 Poplar St.11/2/1893Men
100McCaffertyWorcester112 Front Street3/28/1894Men
101GreylockAdams33 Centre St.4/16/1894Mixed - Gone by 1926
102St. RoseBrocktonMain Street6/15/1894Women - First Women's Court
103St. ElizabethTauntonBroadway6/22/1894Women
104SpringfieldSpringfield192 Pearl Street7/23/1894Men
105St. CeciliaBoston133 Shawmut Ave9/6/1894Women - German
106St. ClareBoston17 Worcester Street9/20/1894Women
107Notre DameSouth BostonBroadway9/24/1894Women
108St. AgnesHyde ParkRiver St.11/21/1894Women
109St. TheresaPeabodyMain Street11/21/1894Women
110St. VeronicaPlymouthMiddle St.12/14/1894Women
111St. ValerianSpringfield194 Pearl St.12/15/1894Women
112IsabellaHolyoke464 High St.2/3/1895Women
113St. JeromeBoston17 Worcester Street2/21/1895Mixed
114Alma MaterE. BostonCentral Square3/22/1895Women - Gone by 1926
115St. Joan of ArcRocklandUnion St3/24/1895Women
116Martha WashingtonWest Lynn31 Market Square4/7/1895Women
117St. BridgetWaylandChurch State Rd.6/30/1895Men
118St. OthiliaBoston153 Shawmut St.6/30/1895Women - German and Irish
119St. BonifaceBoston133 Shawmut Ave.10/27/1895Men - German
120UniversityCambridge698 Mass Ave.11/3/1895Mixed
121St. BeatriceBridgewaterCentral Square11/24/1895Women
122St. MatthewNatickMain Street12/17/1895Mixed
123St. UrsulaNew Bedford100 High Street12/12/1895Women
124St. LorettaWorcester112 Front Street12/27/1895Women
125St. AloysiusBoston133 Shawmut Ave.1/1/1896Men- Largely German
126Bunker HillCharlestown14 Green St.2/14/1896Mixed
127St. PaulWest RoxburyRockland Street2/20/1896Mixed - German and Irish
128Abraham LincolnGloucester191 1/2 Main St.3/20/1896Women
129Bay StateChelsea220 Broadway4/17/1896Men
130AnnunciationDanversMaple Street5/15/1896Women
131St. StephenRoxbury184 Dudley Street5/27/1896Men
132St. NicholasPlymouthCherry St.5/13/1896Mixed
133WindhorstNew Bedford746 Pleasant St.8/23/1896Mixed - German
134Hugh O'BrienSomervilleUnion Square9/23/1896Mixed
135St. GenevieveBrightonMarket Street11/5/1896Women
136Fr. ConwaySalemWashington Street11/12/1896Women
137CommonwealthCantonWashington Street12/10/1896Women
138St. JosephineDorchesterFields Corner1/2/9/1897Women
139Fr. DenvirBeverlyCabot St.2/24/1897Women
140AngelusDorchester16 River St.3/11/1897Women
141St. GertrudeCharlestownGreen Street3/21/1897Women
142LepantoMaldenPleasant Street4/14/1897Mixed
143Our Lady of LourdesJamaica PlainGreen Street5/13/1897Women
144BethlehemRoslindaleMurray Hill Road5/21/1897Women
145NorfolkDorchesterWashington Street7/29/1897Mixed
146St. WilhelmProvidence RI767 Westminster St.8/8/1897Mixed - Largely German
147St. HelenaEast LynnChestnut St.9/24/1897Women
148Mt. CarmelBrocktonMain Street1/13/1898Women
149General MontgomeryLynnChestnut St.2/4/1898Men
150St. Finbar (Cambridge)East Cambridge249 Cambridge St.2/7/1898Mixed
151Perpetual HelpRoxbury1470 Tremont St.2/28/1898Women
152General Francis WalkerNorth BrookfieldSummer St.3/15/1898Mixed
153Fr. ThayerBoston97 Chamber St.3/16/1898Women
154HughesBoston17 Worcester Street3/25/1898Mixed
155MagdalenDedhamHigh Street4/26/1898Women
156MarquetteFraminghamSmith Block7/15/1898Mixed
157AssumptionMalden150 Exchange St.8/25/1898Women
158St. PaulaRoxbury214 Dudley St.9/15/1898Women
159Immaculate ConceptionMarlboro195 Main St.10/6/1898Mixed
160Ave MariaBrooklineBrookline Village11/3/1898Women
161WakefieldWakefieldFoster St.12/21/1898Mixed
162Fr. StackWatertown111 Watertown St.4/23/1899Women
163Sancta MariaEverettSecond Street7/27/1899Women
164St. EulaliaNew Bedford100 High Street8/9/1899Women
165Lady of VictoryFall RiverSouth Main St.11/28/1899Mixed
166St. AgathaSandwichJarvis St.12/3/1899Mixed
167PinehurstFitchburg7 First St.2/5/1900Mixed
168WachusettLeominsterMonument Square2/5/1900Mixed
169CharityMilford204 Main St.2/9/1900Mixed
170WestfordGranitevilleBroadway2/10/1900Mixed
171WannalancitNorth ChelmsfordQuigley Ave.2/19/1900Mixed
172St. AmbroseWest QuincyCopeland St.2/20/1900Women
173Owen A. GalvinCharlestown66 Main St.4/17/1900Men
174St. WinifredChelseaBroadway4/17/1900Women
175Star of SeaMarbleheadAtlantic Ave.4/22/1900Mixed
176MontcalmW. GardnerNicholas St.5/6/1900Gone by 1901
177Fr. PoliceBostonTremont St.6/4/1900Men - Gone by 1908
178FallonAttleboroCounty St.6/8/1900Mixed
179Fr. McNultyBrockton126 Maine St.6/11/1900Mixed
180NeponsetNeponset19 Walnut St.8/16/1900Men
181St. LouiseNeponset19 Walnut St.10/19/1900Women
182HinghamHinghamElm St.4/3/1901Mixed
183St. MariamWhitmanSouth Ave.6/4/1901Women
184St. PhilipRoxburyDudley St.4/2/1901Mixed
185St. Stanislaus KostkaSouth BostonDorchester Ave.11/17/1901Mixed - Polish
186McDermottSpringfieldPearl St.12/15/1901Men
187Blessed SacramentRoxburyColumbus Ave.1/27/1902Women
188HowardHolyoke464 High St.3/16/1902Women
189Mt. TomHolyoke437 High St.3/16/1902Men - Gone by 1903
190St. Lea (Henry S. Lee)Springfield192 Pearl Street4/2/1902Women
191Fr. RocheAbingtonCenter Ave.9/19/1902Women
192Holy CrossWorcester112 Front Street2/22/1903Men
193Fr. KeyesSomervilleHighland Ave.4/16/1903Mixed
194De La SalleWest Lynn591 Boston St.5/4/1903Men
195Fr. Coughlan (Mt. Auburn)CambridgeBrattle Square7/5/1903Mixed
196St. RitaLynn575 Boston Street8/4/1903Women
197CampelloBrocktonSo Main Street10/18/1903Mixed
198DorchesterDorchesterDudley St.12/9/1903Men
199LowellLowell212 Merrimack St.12/13/1903Mixed
200Fr. FittonWorcester112 Front Street3/13/1904Mixed
201Fr. Thomas F. LeeNewton CenterCresent Ave.10/18/1904Mixed
202Fr. O'ConnorBoston17 Worcester Street12/4/1904Mixed
203Rev. John F. HeffernanFraminghamConcord St.12/19/1904Mixed
204FraternityBoston17 Worcester Street3/12/1905Mixed
205Fr. ScullyCambridge698 Mass Ave.3/19/1905Women
206St. VictorianRoxbury214 Dudley St.3/23/1905Mixed
207StonehamStonehamCentral Square9/24/1905Mixed - Gone by 1910
208Fr. Thomas F. McManusBrookline771 Boylston St.10/8/1905Mixed
209Our Lady of MercyOrangeNorth Main St.12/17/1905Mixed
210Fr. StrainNahantNahant Rd.12/29/1905Men
211St. LukeMiltonBlue Hill Ave.12/31/1905Men
212St. Aquinas HolbrookFranklin St.5/6/1906Mixed
213BrammerTauntonWeir Village5/20/1906Mixed - Gone by 1910
214St. IsadoreStonehamMain Street8/5/1906Mixed
215Dr. Francis J. McQueeneyBrocktonMain Street11/30/1906Mixed
216St. MarkDorchesterCodman Square12/2/1906Men
217ClintonClintonHigh Street12/16/1906Mixed - See #56
218Fr. BarryBostonBelvidere St.3/12/1907Mixed
219St. ExpeditSwampscottBlaney St.3/24/1907Mixed
220Fr. ShahanManchester1 School St.4/12/1907Mixed
221PentecostDorchesterPearl St.5/19/1907Women
222Fr. DoodyCambridge40 Prospect St.7/17/1907Men
223Salve ReginaDorchester4 Bloomfield St.3/1/1908Women
224St. Johns of the CrossMedford22 Harvard Ave.3/2/1908Mixed
225WinchesterWinchesterWinchester Center3/16/1908Mixed
226Fr. GavinAmherstNorth Prospect St.3/22/1908Mixed
227All SaintsWareMain Street4/12/1908Mixed
228AshmontDorchesterCodman Square5/6/1908Women
229AllstonAllstonFranklin St.5/19/1908Women
230Rev. John F. KelliherAllston340 Cambridge St.5/19/1908Men
231WisemanPalmerCentral Street5/24/1908Mixed
232John BarnesWheelwrightWheelwright12/6/1908Mixed
233Green RiverGreenfield15 Church St.12/13/1908Women
234St. GerardNorwoodWashington Street1/15/1909Women
235St. BrendanWest SpringfieldPark St.3/21/1909Mixed
236Bishop StangFall River318 South Main9/26/1909Men
237Fr. CusickRevereWinthrop Ave.1/12/1910Mixed
238John J. LeonardSpringfield192 Pearl Street2/6/1910Men
239St. ValentineMelrose587 Main Street2/13/1910Mixed
240Sacred HeartEast Cambridge249 Cambridge St.2/20/1910Mixed
241Fr. LynchNorthhamptonMain Street4/3/1910Mixed
242Fr. Patrick MoyceNorthhampton24 Pleasant St.4/3/1910Men - Gone by 1913
243Daniel O'ConnorSharonMain Street4/7/1910Mixed
244St. DominicFoxboroCocasset St.5/1/1910Mixed
245WoronocoWestfield3 Bartlett Rd.5/29/1910Mixed
246MansfieldMansfield26 Shawmut Ave.6/5/1910Mixed
247Fr. StoneChicopee FallsMain Street6/26/1910Mixed
248St. BernadetteMiltonBlue Hill Ave.7/8/1910Women
249St. MarieSpringfield192 Pearl Street7/15/1910Women
250Mt. IdaDorchesterBloomfield St.12/2/1910Men
251Fr. SherrySpringfield192 Pearl Street3/19/1911Mixed
252Fr. HallorenCambridge2187 Mass Ave.9/7/1911Mixed
253St. KevinAtlanticHollis Ave.11/26/1911Mixed
254Fr. McGoldrickDorchesterEsmond St.6/28/1912Mixed
255Edward EverettDorchester24 Boston St.5/12/1913Men
256South BostonSo. BostonBroadway12/28/1913Men
257Lady of GraceRoxbury1435 Tremont Street3/19/1914Women
258PresentationBrightonOak Square11/19/1914Men
259MaldenMaldenPleasant Street6/18/1915Mixed
260ThorndikeThorndikeSt. Mary's Hall12/10/1915Men - Closed by 1918
261Jamaica PlainJamaica Plain276 Armory St.3/1/1918Mixed
262Catherine T. LeonardSpringfield192 Pearl Street5/18/1919Women
263Our Lady of PeaceBrightonBigelow St.6/11/1919Women
264St. AndrewsForest HillsWalk Hill Street12/23/1919Mixed
265Rev. James H. SuppleCharlestown66 Main St.4/5/1920Mixed
266Mystical RoseEast WalpoleWalcott Ave.5/2/1920Mixed
267Rev. Joseph F. MohanEverett449 Broadway5/23/1920Mixed
268Rt. Rev. James J ChittickReadvilleReadville St.11/20/1920Mixed
269St. GabrielSalem70 Washington St.12/19/1920Women
270Rev. A. J. RossiBrightonMarket Street2/6/1921Women
271Daniel A. CroninJamaica Plain94 Green St.12/29/1921Women
272Edward N. ClancySomervilleHighland Ave.12/3/1922Mixed
273Rt. Rev. Thomas MagennisJamaica PlainSt. Joseph St.1/28/1924Mixed
274St. PiusLynn19 Richardson St.5/23/1924Mixed
275Bishop BeavenSpringfield192 Pearl Street5/25/1924Men
276Fr. McCallSalem112 Boston St.1/30/1925Men
277AscensionWorcester112 Front Street5/21/1925Women
278missing
279St. JoachimRockportRockport3/1/1927Mixed
280St. RoseCliftondaleCentral St. Saugus4/22/1927Mixed
281Rev. Hugh McDermondBrightonBigelow St.4/24/1928Women
282missing
283St. JamesArlingtonAppleton St.6/13/1929Women
284Little FlowerWrenthamSouth St.7/7/1929Mixed
286James M. Curley Jr.BostonHotel Statler1/12/1930Mixed
286St. PaulDorchesterVirginia St.2/9/1930Mixed
287WinthropWinthrop255 Lincoln St.4/6/1930Mixed
288St. LukeWaverlyLexington St.4/10/1930Mixed
289Fr. McKoneDorchesterGranite Ave.5/4/1930Mixed
290Rev. Patrick J. PowerMaldenPythian Building5/20/1930Mixed
291Holy NameW. RoxburyCentre St.6/8/1930Mixed
292John J. CollinsSpringfield192 Pearl Street6/22/1930Mixed
293Perpetual RosaryS. Braintree856 Washington7/18/1930Mixed
294St. PolycarpSomervillePolycarp Hall11/9/1930Mixed
295Rev. Edmund CampbellBrightonWashington Street11/14/1930Mixed
296St. MargaretDorchester91 Park Street2/9/1931Mixed
297St. AnnWollastonBeal St.3/1/1931Mixed
298Rev. John F. Lehy S.J.WorcesterK. of C. Hall4/7/1931Mixed
299Rev. Francis X. KeleherJamaica PlainLegion Hall4/16/1931Women
300FellswayMedfordColonial Hall5/17/1931Mixed
301Rev. Daniel J. Cronin S.J.Chestnut HillPhilomatheia Club,
Commonwealth Ave.
6/11/1931Mixed
302St. MarthaMedfordUpper Colonial Hall,
Medford Square
10/2/1931Mixed
303WessagussetNorth WeymouthKing Cove Boat Club11/17/1931Mixed
304Our Lady of MercyBelmontPayson Hall,
Cushing Square
12/14/1931Mixed
305St. MaryWalthamHibernian Hall,
Main St., Waltham
2/8/1932Mixed
306Little FlowerConcordMonument Hall4/6/1932Mixed
307ReadingReadingSt. Agnes Church,
104 Woburn St.
5/17/1932Mixed
308Immaculate ConceptionSomervilleWyman's Tavern, Mass. Ave.8/1/1932Mixed
309MiltonMiltonMilton Public Library,
101 Blue Hills Pkwy
10/3/1932Mixed
310St. JuliaSomervilleCircle Hall, New Cross St.,
Somerville
10/9/1932Mixed
311St. ClementDorchesterForester Hall, 16 River St11/15/1932Mixed
312Bishop AndersonDorchesterWenona Hall, 5 Bloomfield St.12/15/1932Mixed
313Stella MarisBeverlyK. of C. Hall, 122 Cabot St2/5/1933Mixed
314Daniel H. MaguireBradfordParish Hall, So. Main St.2/8/1933Mixed
315HamiltonHamiltonTown Hall, Main St.4/6/1933Mixed
316Rev. James W. HickeyRevereBeachmont Catholic Club Hall,
Winthrop Ave.
9/12/1933Mixed
317Our Lady of GraceChelseaOdd Fellows Hall,
9 Reynolds Ave.
11/5/1933Mixed
318St. Mary Star of the SeaEast Boston670 Bennington St.4/10/1934Mixed
319Blue HillsMattapanK. of C. Hall, Blue Hill Ave.4/1/1935Mixed
320SS. John & MarthaMedfordColonial Hall, Salem St.10/1/1935Mixed

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