Remembering our founders: George T. Downing

George T. Downing (December 30, 1819 – July 21, 1903) was an abolitionist and activist for African-American civil rights. His father was a caterer and Oyster seller in Philadelphia andNew […]

The ties that “link” us: Prince Hall Masons and The Grand United Order of Oddfellows

Before I begin to expound on the “links” I would first like to show respect for our innumerable amount of brethren who are valuable members of both the Grand United […]

Ohio’s Finest

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Celebration, 1887 – from the Wheeling Intelligencer, July 1, 1887 G.U.O.O.F. CELEBRATION Of their Twenty-first Anniversary in West Virginia, in this city Yesterday — Large […]

William H. Rutherford: an impression on the path to success for freed slaves in Columbia,South Carolina

The pictures displayed above are relics of a time passed here in SC, yet they stand as a testament to the fortitude and dedication of one man and his family […]

Happy Easter 

Happy Easter from Florence Lodge 2212 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows and from the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction.  

SC GUOOF History Cont.

I assume this means as much to us Odd Fellows as it does to the Prince Hall Masons of SC…… Here lies Dr. Charles Catlett Johnson or C.C. Johnson……Dr. Johnson […]

South Carolina Oddfellows pt.1

Dr. Robert Shaw Wilkinson was the much beloved president of what is now known as South Carolina State University. He served with distinction in that capacity from 1911 to 1932. […]

Odd History Part 2: Philomatheans

Today we pay homage to Patrick H. Reason of the original Philomathean Lodge #646 Patrick Henry Reason, first named Patrice Rison (March 17, 1816 – August 12, 1898), was one […]

ODD HISTORY and the Grand United Order of Oddfellows

From the desk of Bro.E.Page : Head of Social Services and Warden, Florence lodge #2212 Area II District 13 Greetings and FLT ! I am honored to be mentioned in […]