The International Order of Job’s Daughters was founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick, or Mother Mick as the members affectionately call her. Mother Mick, realizing the importance of the early training she received from her Christian mother, and especially the beautiful lessons in literature and drama as found in the Book of Job, decided to give her time and talent to make it possible for all young women of Masonic relationship to share the rare privileges that were hers. After several years of careful study and consideration with the assistance of her husband Dr. William H. Mick and other capable workers, she founded the International Order of Job’s Daughters, in honor and memory of her mother, Elizabeth D. Wead.
The purpose of the Order was to band together young girls with Masonic relationship for character building through moral and spiritual development by teaching a greater reverence for God and the Holy Scriptures: loyalty to the Flag and the Country for which it stands, and respect for parents and Guardians. The organization was named “Job’s Daughters” after the three daughters of Job in the Bible. The organization was founded on the 15th verse of the 42nd Chapter of the Book of Job: “In all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.”
Job’s Daughters are the relatives of Master Masons and from them receive their heritage. To be a member of Job’s Daughters you must be between the ages of 10 and 20 and be a direct descendant of a Master Mason, adopted daughter by law, step-daughter, step-granddaughter, sister, half-sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, niece, grandniece, first or second cousin of a Master Mason, or be so related to his wife or widow…or be the daughter, step-daughter, granddaughter or step-granddaughter, of a Majority Member. The chances of being related to one of the listed is actually rather good. The Guardian Council commonly hunts up family members with a relationship you weren’t even aware of.