Certificate Inducting Francis C. Sessions into the Sons of Temperance


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Certificate Inducting Francis C. Sessions into the Sons of Temperance from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Certificate Inducting Francis C. Sessions into the Sons of Temperance. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Certificate Inducting Francis C. Sessions into the Sons of Temperance is text, with genre letter and miscellaneous document. Its dimensions are 11 in. x 8.5 in..

It was created in October 1846.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Francis Charles Sessions, 1820-1892 is the Addressee.

This certificate documents Francis C. Sessions' induction into the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of the "Sons of Temperance." According to the Ohio History Connection, the "Sons of Temperance" was an organization fighting for the prohibition (or as least the limitation) of alcohol in the area during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Joining the cause was seen as an act of morality in a time when alcohol consumption was believed to be causing the downfall of the United States of America.

Francis Sessions was a successful dry goods merchant in Columbus, who prospered in the wholesale wool business, invested in railroads, and eventually became founder and president of the Commercial National Bank. Francis married Mary Johnson on August 18, 1847. Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. The Sessions were interested in promoting art and art instruction in Columbus. The Sessions art collection formed a basis for the Columbus Museum of Art collection. Francis planned upon his death for his estate to found the Sessions Academy of Fine Arts and museum to foster art education in Columbus.

More information on the Sons of Temperance Movement can be found on the Ohio History Connection website (http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Temperance_Movement).

It covers the topics Orange Johnson House, Worthington history, history and temperance movement.

It features the person Francis Charles Sessions, 1820-1892.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.03.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on September 2, 2017. It was last updated October 13, 2017.