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

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. As a boy, young Turner attended private school in Washington before the establishment […]

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

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 to eye conversation you knew it was serious. My Grandmother Pearl Arnethea […]

History of the Various Oddfellows Orders

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 about the Order…….   Enjoy! P. G. M., W. A. Pledger, who delivered […]

Georgia’s brethren on his mind…

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 schools of Dawson, and enjoyed such opportunities as were afforded by the […]

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

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 10th days of October, A.D. 1879, among other things done […]

District No. 13 of South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction Helps with Historic Cemetery Clean-up

            District No. 13 of South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America Jurisdiction                            Helps with Historic Cemetery Clean-up On Saturday, August 17, The Darlington Memorial Cemetery Association lead by Mr. Joel Dargan and with […]

District No. 13 of South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America Helps with Historic Cemetery Clean-up

District No. 13 of South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America                             Helps with Historic Cemetery Clean-up On Saturday, August 17, The Darlington Memorial Cemetery Association lead by Mr. Joel Dargan and with the assistant of Darlington City Council Woman […]

GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS IN AMERICA AND JURISDICTION AREA II PLANNING SESSION

GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS IN AMERICA AND JURISDICTION AREA II PLANNING SESSION FOR SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, DC, AND MARYLAND                 We cordially request that all Area II Executive Board, all District Grand Masters, all District Grand Masters, all District Grand Most Noble Governors, […]

Education to further his people : E.O. Trent

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 entered Ohio State University . He graduated in 1882 […]

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 to Kansas City, and after high school Bro. Bousfield graduated from the #UniversityofKansas in 1907 with a Bachelor’s  […]