Odd Fellows, a fraternal organization, forms a Seattle branch on August 22, 1870.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 7/29/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1594

On August 22, 1870, the Lodge of Odd Fellows establishes a branch in Seattle called the Olive Branch No. 4. Following lodges formed in Walla Walla, Vancouver, and Olympia, Seattle is the fourth Odd Fellows lodge in Washington Territory. The charter members of this fraternal organization are John F. Damon, R. S. Moore, Isaiah Waddell, Robert H. Turnbull, William Meydenbauer, Charles J. Allen, Ephraim Calvert, and George W. Hall.



Thomas Prosch, "A Chronological History of Seattle from 1850 to 1897" (Typescript, dated 1900-1901, Northwest Collection, University of Washington Library, Seattle), 205.

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