In 1876 the Oakland Benevolent Society held quarterly meetings on the second Mondays of March, June, September and December, at such place as may be designated in call.  The object of the Association is to afford relief to the worthy, whom adverse circumstances have rendered temporarily needy. G. W. Armes, President; W. B. Hardy, Treasurer; Mrs. D. Stuart, Secretary; A. I. Gladding, E. P. Sanford, F. S. Page, Trustees.