Dayr al-Qamar and Suburbs Society (Lawrence, MA)

Page0001Deir El-Kamar (Dayr al-Qamar) at one time was known as the capital of the Republic of Lebanon.  It was an industrial and commercial center of the area during the 19th century.  A number of citizens of the city and the surrounding suburbs left at the turn of the century, immigrating to the New World.  The Young Men of Deir El-Kamar and Suburbs was formed, September 12, 1914, in the City of Lawrence, to aid in uniting and binding these new immigrants in one body “to give leadership, encouragement, moral principles and material help to its members and other charitable and progressive projects”.  The organization was officially incorporated by the state of Massachusetts November 1, 1923.  A new branch was formed in Danbury, Connecticut, in 1937.  The group included a ladies auxiliary.

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