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Starkville, MS by: Ginger TedderJanuary 22, 2009.

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1 Starkville, MS by: Ginger TedderJanuary 22, 2009

2 Aiding those in need since the 17 th Century.  Established in London, England by knights in 1492  American Order began in Baltimore in Called International Order of Oddfellows.  Spans the US and territories  Broad range or service projects, local, national, and international  Historically, have a record of cemetery founding across the nation.  Symbol – Triple Link-Friendship, Love, and Truth

3  A person that is years or older whom believes in a Supreme Being, Creator and Preserver of the Universe, and is faithful to their Country. Through support of projects in their local community, State/Providence or Nationally that improve or elevate the character of mankind.  Women members known as Rebekahs.

4 UNIVERSITY DRIVE HWY 82/HENDERSON ST.  First Interment -Duel/Shootout Early 19 th century  1840 – First recorded burial  Oldest interment – Captain Hillhouse, Revolutionary War Veteran  Sold to the City of Starkville in 1976  Three Links  Old and New Section  Established 1911  Lodge No of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows of America  National Register  Black Community Cemetery  Restoration began 1976

5  Rosa Stewart – Notable Namesake of Ward- Stewart Elementary Building  Dr. Douglas Connor – Prominent African American doctor and civil rights activist  Hannah Pote – Accomplished local teen. Inspired the Hannah Pote Run for Education. Soccer Scholarship in her memory  Buzz Walker and Hugh Critz – MSU Presidents  Colonel “Buzz” Miley– Father of the US Paratroopers

6 Oddfellows – Old Section

7 Oddfellows Cemetery at Daybreak

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