Knights and Ladies of Security

This was a fraternal and benevolent society, was founded in Topeka early in 1892 by Dr. H. A. Warner and George H. Flintham. On Feb. 22, 1892, the organization was chartered under the laws of Kansas and began an active campaign for members. Three years later there were 238 local councils or lodges scattered over Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. At that time the order stood eleventh among fraternal societies having life insurance features. By 1911 the order had spread to 30 states, having a total membership of about 120,000. Over 30,000 of the members were in the State of Kansas.

In 1919 it changed its name to The Security Benefit Association. It further changed its name to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company in 1950 and is still active under that name.

At this time it is no longer a fraternal benefit association but a regular insurance company.

Initiation ritual