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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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I Bro. Asean Malik Bey greet you all with the Fraternal Greeting of Friendship, Love, and Truth!

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I Bro. Asean Malik Bey greet you all with the Fraternal Greeting of Friendship, Love, and Truth! I Bro. Asean Malik Bey am the Noble Grand and Charter Holder of Northern Star Lodge No. 715 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American…

Brother Henry C.C. Astwood: founder of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in the Dominican Republic

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Astwood was thirty years old when he migrated to #NewOrleans in 1874. According to the Christian Recorder, his life up to that moment had been marked by both privilege and tragedy..... Born in #SaltCayIsland in 1844, Astwood lived in the #BritishWestIndies…

Prof. Edward Walter Turner, Sr. The Great Teacher....

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Prof. Turner was born in the District of Columbia on October 25, 1850. His mother Sarah Turner Mercer, was a devoted Christian, rendering loyal and consecrated service to her parents in the foundation of the M. E. Church in Washington, D. C.…

Connecting my Family Oddfellows and the Household of Ruth Past to the Present 

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Connecting my Family Oddfellows and the Household of Ruth Past to the Present  By: Tina Carter Douglas When I was a child, children did not participate in “grown folks’ business so when and adult pulled you aside for a face to face eye…

History of the Various Oddfellows Orders

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This is a long excerpt from Charles H. Brooks's History and Manual of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows.......The purpose here is to give a clear and concise  look at the origin(s) of our Order as well as clearing up some misconceptions…

Georgia's brethren on his mind...

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Our Bro. DR. EUGENE BRINSON, of  Americus,Ga,  is a native of Terrell county, Georgia. He was born near Dawson, July 1, 1872. His father was a carpenter by trade, and his mother was her former master's cook. Brinson was educated in the public…

Diamond Cut Tattoo Company....Oddfellows Tattoo Society celebrate 5yrs

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It goes without saying that the brethren of Wayman Lodge 1339, (who work together) have built up a strong kinship through their creativity and common interests.   The Diamond Cut Tattoo Company has hit their 5th year milestone in business…

HISTORY OF ORIGIN GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS IN AMERICA AND JURISDICTION AND ADOPTION OF THE DISTRICT LODGES

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HISTORY OF ORIGIN AND ADOPTION OF THE DISTRICT LODGES OF THE GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS IN AMERICA AND JURISDICTION At the A.M.C of 1879 began and held at the State House in the city of Little Rock, Ark.,  on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and…

Pilgrim Lodge 1651 loves the kids !!!

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One time for the brethren of Pilgrim Lodge 1651 for their stalwart efforts to aid and assist the children of Douglass Park Elementary school and the coalition of 100 Suits in Virginia.   These children are our futures and seeing…

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