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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diamond Cut Tattoo Company….Oddfellows Tattoo Society celebrate 5yrs

It goes without saying that the brethren of Wayman Lodge 1339, (who work together) have built up a strong kinship through their creativity and common interests.   The Diamond Cut Tattoo Company has hit their 5th year milestone in business !!!! In that time these talented brothers have managed not only to touch the tattoo community […]

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, […]

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