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Florence Lodge No. 2212 was founded on August 8, 1881 and was reactivated on November 26, 2015.

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The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America

The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America, under the jurisdiction of the Committee of Management, England, organized and created for the purpose of aiding and assisting each other, when but for the helping hand of a brother and friend sorrow and misery might sojourn and remain for a long period in our midst; for this as well as our great brotherly love and charity to all mankind, we have banded ourselves together by solemn ties, promising to act at any and all times, and to each other as brethren, extending the helping hand to all in the time of need, in the hour of sickness, sorrow, or suffering, and thus, having by our mystic tie the power of knowing and discerning the pangs of poverty and how to relieve them; the despondency of sickness and how to alleviate the same and in the hour of mortal dissolution render less terrible and sorrowful the surroundings by the friendly and brotherly aid of the members of our mystic circle, who, uniting together for the common good of all, enable ourselves to guard against the unforeseen casualties which all are liable to encounter in this life; and having taken upon ourselves the mission of uniting and consolidating in one grand harmonious combination our entire Order in the sacred work of promoting the highest interest of humanity, as well as develop and elevate the mental and moral character of our brotherhood, by a liberal support of science and art, the inculcation Of the loftiest and most pure principles of philanthropy, honor, patriotism, and justice  and, above all, to promulgate and disseminate the true principles of friendship, love, and truth; preserve and diffuse the faith of the founders of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, and of society at large. as the embodiment of all the dictates of the human heart, as well as to place our Order, from the lowest to the most exalted branch, in one comprehensive working system.

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Education to further his people : E.O. Trent

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Our Brother E.O. Trent was born in Columbus Ohio  in 1859. Fortunately enough for him he was able to receive a decent education and from the tender age of 6 til age 23 he was an astute student. He attended German High school in Columbus and…

Chi Town Stand up!

Hail Hail thrice Hail for our  brother from the #WindyCity !!!! Bro. Midian Othello Bousfield,MD Bousfield was born Aug 22, 1885 in Tipton, Missouri to Willard Bousfield, a barber and businessman, and Cornelia Bousfield. The family moved…

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Virginia District Convention

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VIRGINIA DISTRICT GRAND LODGE No. 15 and GRAND HOUSEHOLD OF RUTH No. 11 Greeting we greet you in Friendship, Love, and Truth. The Virginia District Convention for District Grand Lodge No. 15 and District Grand Household of Ruth No. 11  invite…

138th South Carolina District Convention of Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

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DISTRICT GRAND LODGE NO. 13  OF  SOUTH CAROLINA GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOW PGM Shawn O. Cannon, DGM                                                    I greet you with a humble…

One of Savannah's finest: John H. Deveaux

Worthy  brother  John H. Deveaux (1848-1909)   Brother Deveaux is a #CivilWar Veteran. He served as #Clerk of the #CustomsHouse for the #PortofSavannah. He was one of the founders of the Wage Earner Bank. He assisted James M. Simms…

58th Maryland District Convention for Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

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DISTRICT GRAND LODGE No. 14 and GRAND HOUSEHOLD OF RUTH No. 27 OF MARYLAND GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS IN AMERICA AND JURISDICTION We greet you with a humble and grateful heart as we invite you all to the 58th Maryland District Convention…

Maryland 28th ANNUAL CRAB FEAST

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MARYLAND 28th ANNUAL CRAB FEAST GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS  IN AMERICA AND JURISDICTION  District Grand Lodge No. 14      &     Grand Household of Ruth No. 27      Bro. John W. Green, DGM                  Sis.…

Atlanta's first black lawyer.......an Oddfellow

Bro. William A. Pledger (1852-1904) served many important roles in his life. He was an newspaper editor, political leader, and #civilrights activist. As a matter of fact he was the most important African American political leader in the great…

Black Moses of the West

Brother Mifflin Gibbs was born on April 17, 1823, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eldest of four children born to Jonathan and Maria Gibbs. His father, a Methodist minister, died when Mifflin was a child, and his mother worked as a laundress. Gibbs…

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