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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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]