Ladies Aid groups were first formed during the American Civil War and were to help care for the wounded soldiers.
It has been estimated that up to 20,000 groups were organized, although most were very informal groups.

After the war, some of these groups survived to promote local community affairs and some became social groups.

ladies aid society spoon

This nice flower handled spoon with a gold washed bowl was manufactured by the Mechanics division of  Watson Silversmiths.

The bowl identifies the "Ladies Aid" group of Loomis

I am assuming that they are referring to Loomis, Calif. as I found a Ladies Aid group there around 1913 (which is in the right time frame for this spoon)

I was unable to find out the purpose or function of this group.

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