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Re: FOR Marlene and Sandra Re: FPOC Prall in PA 18
In Response To: Re: FOR Marlene and Sandra Re: FPOC Prall in PA 18 ()
Hello Lee & Marlene,
I believe the uniform of Mr. Butler is that of the Grand United Order of the Odd Fellows (GUOOF). This was a benevolent AA organization that was highly popular during the period mentioned in Mr. Butler's photo ca 1912-1914.
Here is a link to a prior posting on AfriGeneas speaking to the GUOOF. http://tinyurl.com/34hh54s
Check out the similarity of uniforms and the sword held by both men.
p.s. BTW, this Tudor family, in the above link was from Rumley Co., VA, ca 1818 and was located in PA prior to their migration to Urbana, Ohio in the early 1850's.
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