Independent Order Of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity) Replica (40-033)

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The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is a non-political and non-sectarian international fraternal order of Odd Fellowship, It was founded in 1819 by Thomas Widley in Baltimore United States Evolving from the Order of Odd Fellows founded in England during 1700’s, th IOOF but has operated as an Independent Organisation since 1842.

In 1842, after an elementary dispute on authority, the American Lodges formed a governing system separate from the English Order, and in 1843 assumed the name Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows became the first fraternity in the United States to include both men and women when it adopted the “Beautiful Rebekah Degree” on 20th September, 1851. It enrols some 600,000 members divided approximately into 26 countries.

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