I just looked up your older message and saw that you wanted to know about the IOOF...if you haven't already found the information...the IOOF is a fraternal organization known as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and is one of the largest and oldest fraternal orders in the US.The Odd Fellowship was founded in England where it grew up during the 18th century.The three "links" of the Odd Fellowship's symbol represent Friendship, Love and Truth.
Go to www.yahoo.com and run "IOOF"This will give you some links.
It appears from a record a few years old that the IOOF in Hayward is listed as:
Odd Fellows Temple, 952 "B" Street, Hayward, CA 94541, telephone (510)581-5110.The area codes (510 in this instance) have changed quite often in the past few years.If you get to Hayward and find that the area code is something new...use the new area code and the same phone number.
ODD FELLOW VALEDICTION
I AM AN ODD FELLOW: I believe in the Fatherhood of God, and the Brotherhood of man.I believe in Friendship, Love and Truth as basic guides to the ultimate destiny of all mankind. I believe my home, my church or temple, my lodge, and my community deserve my best work, my modest pride, my earnest faith, and my deepest loyalty, as I perform my duty "to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan" and as I work with others to build a better world, because, in spirit and in truth, I am and must always be, grateful to my Creator, faithful to my country and fraternal to my fellow-man; I AM AN ODD FELLOW!
Your great uncle must have been a really good man!