Odd Fellow

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Odd Fellow

n.
A member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal and benevolent secret society.

Odd′ Fel`low

or Odd′fel`low,


n.
a member of a social and benevolent society that originated in England in the 18th century.
[1785–95]
Odd′fel`low•ship`, n.
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Noun1.odd fellow - someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
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Ken Palikij, Noble Grand of Elgin Lodge 12 and Katy Turner Noble Grand of Rebekah Lodge 120 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, recently announced that several scholarship awards are available for students who are residents of Illinois and citizens of the United States.
It is based upon a case study of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), the largest of the friendly societies with some 1.
In some cases, such as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Stilison 1897, 211-4) and the Young Men's Christian Association (Hopkins 1951, 15-9), the founders originally thought they were establishing what we call a local "portal" for a European-based group to pass into the United States.
The Knights of Pythias were hardly unique, since orders such as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Foresters, and the Knights of Columbus established showy public drill teams of their own which "offered men who were attracted by elaborate regalia .
AMERICAN FORESTS, in partnership with the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs from the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of New York, also is planting trees in a Global ReLeaf Forest at the Sunrise Fire pine barren restoration site on Long Island.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows made its first appearance in the U.
It then shills gears and focuses on the middle classes, specifically on the fraternalism of the cross-class Independent Order of Odd Fellows, on prison reform, and on religious and benevolent institutions.
Previously, the Grange shared space in the community's former Independent Order of Odd Fellows building.

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