Fonds 030 Independent Order of Odd Fellows fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge 135 fonds
Reference code: 0030
Date: 1919-1927 (date of creation)
Physical description: 9 cm of textual records
Language: English
Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Exported from AoR and added to new database March 2022 – TD

Administrative history / Biographical sketch


Grande Prairie City Lodge 135, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, (I.O.O.F.) was formed on May 14, 1919, after it was discovered that there were 50-60 Odd Fellows in the Grande Prairie area. Odd Fellows are an order of the Masonic Lodge. At the initial meeting there were 12 candidates and 5 charter members. D. Bain was voted in as Noble Grand Master and C. Stredulinsky as Vice Noble Grand Master.

The purpose of the lodge was, “to promote fellowship, improve the character of man, and to assist the widows, orphans and needy.” In the, “Directory of Community Services for Grande Prairie and Peace River Country”, circa 1960, the I.O.O.F. is described as a club that, “will assist financially and otherwise with individual appeals directed to them”, in the south Peace area.

Custodial history

The records were donated to the Grande Prairie Museum in 1987 by Joan Little from the estate of her father, J.B. Oliver, who was a charter member of Odd Fellows Lodge 135.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of one minute book containing minutes of the lodge’s weekly meetings from its founding on May 14, 1919 to March 18, 1924; and two Visitors and Members Registers from 1919-1927.


Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Restrictions on access

No access restrictions

Access points

  • Textual record (documentary form)
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  • Sports, recreation and leisure* (subject)