Medal, Fraternal
Silver IOOF Medallion. Material: metal, textile. Size: 2" diameter medal x 16" L. cord. Description: silver toned metal medallion - engraved motto on both sides: "We command you to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan" - engraved on front: I.O.O.F three link symbol and letters: "FLT", an open Bible, and I.O.O.F. - reverse side: two figures and symbols and the words: "The Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows 1834" - red and white cord strung through metal loop at top.
Waseca organization: Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), a secret society for the mutual aid and benefit of the members, originated in England in the 18th Century.