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 to not only make a living for themselves but aid and assist others to do the same. That man is Bro. William H. Rutherford (1852-1910). […]

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 (b. 1860, d. 1928) was born in Orange County, Virginia. He graduated from Howard University Medical School in Washington, D.C. in 1888, and opened a […]

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. He was regarded as the father of organized agricultural and vocational work for African-Americans in South Carolina. Robert S. Wilkinson was born in 1865 in […]

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 of the earliest and greatest African-American engravers and lithographers in the United States. He was active as an abolitionist (along with his brother Charles Lewis […]

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 the same breath of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows…. It is my pleasure as well as my duty to share with you some exemplary […]

Area II meeting 

This a good meeting this year for Area II meeting. 

Area 2 Meeting in Raleigh NC

Area 2 Meeting in Raleigh NC was a great success.

Emanuel Lodge No. 1713

Darlington Central No. 3340