The orphans are boarded in the homes of respectable poor people, who thus also benefit by the society.
Pensions were also secured to the widows and orphans of the assured.
They were all designed for Fortune 500 executives, not poorly paid detectives sworn to keep the streets safe for orphans and widows.
Northfield has a public library and the Minnesota Odd Fellows' Widows and Orphans Asylum.
The outdoor charitable institutions include those which distribute help in money or food; those which supply medicine and medical help; those which aid mothers unable to rear their own children; those which subsidize orphans and foundlings; those which subsidize educational institutes; and those which supply marriage portions.