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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 […]

Grand United Order Of Oddfellows in our name…

May  26, 2019 ODD FELLOWSHIP The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows is a unique fraternal organization that is based on principles that were established so long ago, that its origins continue to remain elusive.  One of the main elements of odd fellowship is that its organizational structure Is that it is based on the […]

South Carolina’s Oddfellows are moving up and out !

As the title states,  I am pleased to inform everyone of our latest news ! Firstly, congrats are in order for Bro. Supreme Page jr for being appointed by the Committee of Management to again Chair the Historic Committee.  Our District Grand Master Shawn Cannon has been appointed by the Grand Master to Chair the […]

Brother Ransom W. Westberry

Bro. Ransom W. Westberry, was born July 1871 in Horatio,Sumter County, SC His childhood was split between working the farm and attending some grade school. Later, he attended Benedict College as well as Wilberforce University for a term. For 15 years he lived in the city of Chicago where he worked as a mail carrier. […]

Wayman Lodge #1339 is growing!

There are three types of people in this world : 1. Those who make things happen. 2.Those who watch what happens. 3. Those who wonder what happened. It pleases me to announce that here in Columbia, SC.  The brethren of Wayman Lodge 1339 are growing.  It goes without saying that fraternal organizations are experiencing a […]

Our Founder Speaks ! Correspondence of Prejudice

Correspondence between Our Founder and the self inducted “United Order of Oddfellows” Pottsville,Pa in a vain attempt to legitimize them…       The following is a copy of the first letter sent : New York, Aug. 1, 1847. Sir: —Having been appointed by the Committee of Management of the G. U. O., Leeds, England, […]

From Our Official History Book

The object and benefits of our Order were most beautifully explained by Grand Secretary Wm. M. Nelson, on the fifth day September, 1853, on the occasion of a grand banquet by Shakespeare Lodge, 252, at Manchester, England….. The Address is a model of elegant diction, chaste English . and comprehensive thought. It was published in […]

Quest for freedom

Bro. George W. Latimer was born in Norfolk, Virginia. His father, Mitchell Latimer, was white and his mother, Margaret an African slave belonging to his uncle Edward A. Latimer. In the early part of his life he was owned by a man named Edward Mallery, for whom he worked as a domestic servant until the […]

More Pics from the 2018 Officers Installation

In the bond of Friendship Love and Truth the Brethren of the Mighty District 13 greet you all !!!! Provided below are more pictures for your viewing pleasure from this year’s Grand Officers Installation for the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in America and Jurisdiction. …   We are blessed to come amongst a group […]

Traveling Man

MAJORS, MONROE ALPHEUS (1864–1960). Monroe Majors, a black physician, civil rights leader, and writer, was born to Andrew Jackson and Jane (Barringer) Majors on October 12, 1864, in Waco, Texas. At the age of ten he worked as a page in the Texas legislature. He attended Tillotson College (now Huston-Tillotson College) and normal school in […]

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