Presentation on theme: "Starkville, MS by: Ginger TedderJanuary 22, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Starkville, MS by: Ginger TedderJanuary 22, 2009
Aiding those in need since the 17 th Century. Established in London, England by knights in 1492 American Order began in Baltimore in 1796. 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
A person that is 16-18 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.
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. 2948 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows of America National Register Black Community Cemetery Restoration began 1976
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