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 […]

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction 64th Biennial Movable Committee

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction 64th Biennial Movable Committee August 9 (Arrival)- August 14, 2020 (Departure) Live Loft Hotel and Suites 7491 New Ridge Road Hanover, MD 21076  The Committee of Management is happy to announce these details about the 64th BMC.  Join us as we convene at the Live Loft […]

Reporting live from the front lines Bro. Thomas Morris Chester

Excerpts from History.net   Our brotherly lineage is full of reasons why every member of today’s #GrandUnitedOrderofOddFellows should smile ear to ear!!! South Carolina District 13 DGM Shawn O. Cannon gave me the name and now I present to you… Past Grand Director of America and Jurisdiction…. Bro. Thomas Morris Chester. He’s a Harrisburg,Pa native… […]

History of Patrick Henery Reason

Patrick Henry Reason Grand Master, 1861-1867 By Ludwick S. Hall                                                                  Patrick H. Reason who was elected Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of New York in 1861 (now the MWPH,GL-NY), was born in New York City, on March 17, 1810. His father, Michel Rison, was a native of St. Anne Island, a part […]