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Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Alamo Lodge No. 461 (Kalamazoo, Mich.)



The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was established in 1819 by Thomas Wildey in Baltimore, Maryland. This was a continuation of the Order of Odd Fellows that was started in England in the 1700s but became independent in 1842. The IOOF is a non-political and non-sectarian organization. The command of the IOOF is to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan. The organization is still active as of 2022.

The Alamo lodge of the IOOF received its Dispensation for Subordinate Lodge certificate on December 6, 1921. It was approved and signed by Grand Mater John W. Eisman (Detroit, MI and Grand Secretary Fred A. Rogers. It was given lodge number 461 and 11 men are named as brethren. James W. Carl was the first head and promoter of the lodge. The lodge no longer appears to be active.

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Alamo Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge Certificate

Identifier: RH-A-4320
Scope and Contents

This collection is a certificate establishing the Alamo, Michigan lodge (461) of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). It was signed by the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, John W. Eisman on December 6, 1921. The lodge was first headed by James W. Carl.

Dates: December 6, 1921