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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  […]

One of Savannah’s finest: John H. Deveaux

Worthy  brother  John H. Deveaux (1848-1909)   Brother Deveaux is a #CivilWar Veteran. He served as #Clerk of the #CustomsHouse for the #PortofSavannah. He was one of the founders of the Wage Earner Bank. He assisted James M. Simms in the organizing of #PrinceHall #Masonic #GrandLodge of #Georgia. In 1875 DeVeaux, along with Louis B. […]

Atlanta’s first black lawyer…….an Oddfellow

Bro. William A. Pledger (1852-1904) served many important roles in his life. He was an newspaper editor, political leader, and #civilrights activist. As a matter of fact he was the most important African American political leader in the great state of Georgia of the 19th century! He was born near Jonesboro, Georgia, the son of […]

Freedom? How One of Our Founders fought back!

    Good evening world or should I say good morning ? At this present hour I figured that I ought to speak on one of our Illustrious founding fathers in these United States! With the #fourthofjuly tomorrow I endeavored to find as much information on the gentleman you see above my commentary. His name […]

Our Brother William Johnson Trent Sr.

Testimonial Dinner For DOCTOR WILLIAM JOHNSON TRENT in recognition of twenty-seven years of unselfish service as President of Livingstone College Salisbury, NC FEBRUARY 12, 1952 given by The Board of Bishops of the A. M. E. Zion Church The Trustees of Livingstone College The Committee and Faculty of Livingstone College WILLIAM JOHNSON TRENT …As We […]

Wayman lodge is getting stronger

Hail Hail thrice Hail to the brethren of wayman lodge #1339 of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in America and Jurisdiction District 13 Area II and their newest member, Daryl Byrd !!!!! It was a long time coming yet the reward for vigilance is…….You know ! Thanks to Bro. Humphrey for traveling a long […]

Adventures in Research for District 13s forgotten brethren and sisters

    A little light research today and a hop skip and jump from my house ! Chronicling the Order has been a a bit tedious and definitely full of ups and downs yall. Hats off to the real historians who do this for a living! There’s always a sense of anxiousness and stress because […]

Taking care: Hon.John C. Dancy

    John Dancy, prominent leader in the American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the Republican Party, was born in Tarboro in 1857 as the son of a freedman whose parents had been manumitted. Dancy’s father was a builder and contractor who also served as a county commissioner after the war. Dancy was educated first […]

District Nine: Chicago’s Defender of the Truth

Brother George T. Kersey, whom today we are honoring with this post, served District Nine, with honor and distinction as it’s #DistrictGrandMaster…. Although Born in North Carolina his family uprooted from the toils of the Southern Culture and moved to Chicago. He married Emma King in 1895. He graduated from the International College of Chicago […]

JONAS THOMAS KENNEDY GUOOF SC MEMBER

View this post on Instagram It pains me to search far and wide matching names to records of our members only to find that they have already transcended this world…….What I wouldn't give to sit down and have a conversation about the Order! I introduce to you our brother Jonas Thomas Kennedy…. This fine fellow […]