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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Pilgrim lodge #1651 Giving back for the holidays

  The greatest gift we can give to people comes from the first level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, food, shelter, and clothing…..I am honored to be in the company and fellowship of @ibn_dawu and the #GrandUnitedOrderofOddfellows of #Virginia……The brethren never fail to give back despite the fact that we are so few in numbers. […]

Brother Henry C.C. Astwood: founder of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in the Dominican Republic

Astwood was thirty years old when he migrated to #NewOrleans in 1874. According to the Christian Recorder, his life up to that moment had been marked by both privilege and tragedy….. Born in #SaltCayIsland in 1844, Astwood lived in the #BritishWestIndies #TurksandCaicos Islands during his childhood. The Astwoods were counted among the more privileged class […]

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 […]

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  […]