The Cancel the 64th BMC in August 2020

The Cancel the 64th BMC in August 2020 Greeting Brothers and Sisters, We are all aware of the catastrophic effects that the corona-virus has caused world-wide.  We are also aware that the effects of the virus are much more serious in older people and those with per-existing medical conditions- two categories in which many of our members […]

North Carolina GUOOF

🔗W.W. Lawrence🔗 Bro. William Warwick Lawrence of New Bern, North Carolina  was by no means just your average brother from another……. For more than sixty years, William Warwick Lawrence has been a familiar figure on the streets of the historic old town of New Bern. As a barefoot slave boy during the war he went […]

Bishop Sanco King Rembert

  🔗Our brother S.K. Rembert🔗 Bishop Sanco King Rembert was the first African American Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church and, in 1987, became the first African American Bishop Ordinary of the Reformed Episcopal Church of the Southeast. In this capacity, he headed 41 congregations and 54 clergy in five states that included: South Carolina, […]

From the ashes of the Civil War to Political Circles We were there!

  From the beginning, I have found nothing but the finest of individuals amongst our ranks and their service and contributions are immeasurable.  The Grand United Order of Oddfellows in South Carolina began with a recommendation from the Philomathean Lodge  #646 and the dispensation was granted October 11,1865. With embers still burning from the civil […]

From the Battlefield to becoming an oddfellow!

Eureka Moment!!!! From the roster of the first #GrandUnitedOrderofOddfellows lodge established in the state of #SouthCarolina , #Fraternallodge1064 , I am fortunate to share with you the name of a brother whom after some digging, was quite important!!!! From the #PostandCourier in #Charleston Henry Benjamin Noisette was born in Charleston in 1841 and died here […]

Orangeburg’s finest example of US !

🔗Brother James L. Cain🔗 Cain was born in 1874 in the Fort Motte section of Orangeburg County. He was the son of Edward J. and Mitie Cain. Edward was elected the first black sheriff of Orangeburg County. He served two terms as sheriff from 1872-1876. The story of his accomplishments was written in The Teachers’ […]

Another fine example of Columbia SC’s Oddfellows

              🔗Bro. Eugene Avery Adams🔗 Bro. Adams was a leader in civic, religious and educational affairs. He was born in Cokesbury and was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte N.C. and Payne Theological Seminary of Wilberforce University, Ohio. He began his career as a pastor in Yellow […]

Florida GUOOFs first Grand Medical Director

  🔗Brother Reden Reche Williams, M.D.🔗   He was born on a farm near Williston, Marion County, Florida on February 25, 1881. His father, John E. Williams, and mother, Mary E. Williams, were slaves, but his father received a meager education after his emancipation, and served as a member of the County School Board and […]

Oklahoma standing tall

  A Civil Rights leader, Bro. Isaac W. Young was born January 2, 1874, in Glencoe, #Louisiana, to John and Elizabeth Young. He attended the Methodist schools Baldwin Academy and Gilbert Industrial School and acquired his medical degree at #NewOrleansUniversity’s Flint Medical School. He also acquired a doctor of letters degree from #WileyCollege in #Texas. […]

Patrick Reason pt. 2 The Masonic Connection

From https://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/aasc/9780195170559.e.3296 PGM Patrick Reason’s treatment of groups is seen in his copperplate engraving of a certificate of membership in the Masonic order; an original conception of the Faith, Hope, and Charity composition showing Charity surrounded by her children; and a certificate of membership in the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. The New York […]