Templars of Honor and Temperance

The Templars of Honor and Temperance was established in the United States in 1845 as part of the larger temperance movement in the nation and in England. Vienna's chapter, formed in 1877, was called the Laurel Temple of Honor and Temperance. Founded during the post-Civil War coal boom, the Lodge was but one of at least four organizations established to combat the growth of saloons and taverns in the Township. Its establishment and activities mirrored the larger temperance movement in Trumbull County, the State of Ohio, and the United States in the years after the Civil War. This movement would eventually work to outlaw the production and sale of alcohol in the nation through the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution. This "Prohibition Era" lasted from 1919 to 1933.

From History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: H. Z. Williams & Bros., 1882), Volume 2, p. 453:

Laurel Temple of Honor and Temperance was formed in 1877. On the 30th of July a charter was granted to fifteen charter members. The first officers were as follows: Jasper B. Kingsley, W.C.T.; Albert I. Powers, W. V. T.; Henry Powers, W.R.; J. L. Russell, W. A. R.; J. S. Bard, W.F.R., and K. Wortman, W. T. About sixty-five members of the order are now in good and regular standing, and the organization is in a healthy condition.

The Social Temple, a branch of the Temple of Honor, was formed in July, 1881, and is also prosperous.

Updated 8/13/2020