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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/Monuments
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Many of these tree stump " monuments stand 4 to 5 feet high and show sawed or broken limbs traditionally symbolizing a life cut short. With this category we are trying to locate these special memorials left behind across the country. Please limit submissions to 4 markers per person in each cemetery, meaning multiple Waymarkers can each find 4 markers in the same cemetery. In addition we will also allow historical markers placed by Woodmen of the World, even those that are not cemetery markers.
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Woodmen of the World is a Fraternal Organization based in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1890 by Joseph Cullen Root who at the time was a member of the Freemasons and several other fraternal organizations. He began the Woodmen of the World after hearing a sermon about pioneer woodmen clearing the forest for their families.This Organization is committed to helping families who are seeking financial security and insurance protection. By doing this the organization is working to take care of families like their own in communities across the country.

The most well known physical legacies of this organization are the distinctive headstones erected in the shape of a tree stump. Many of these headstones can still be found in cemeteries across the nation. Unfortunately this program was abandoned in the 1920s for being too expensive.

In 1891 the Auxiliary of the Woodmen of the World was established. It was first known as the Mystic Circle but the name was soon changed to Woodmen Circle. Later this name was changed to Women of Woodcraft and then still later in 1917 changed to Neighbors of Woodcraft. This was the former female auxiliary of the Woodmen of the World. It was eventually combined in 1965 by the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company.


Instructions for Posting a Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/Monuments Waymark:
Our requirements are that it be Woodmen of the World, Women of the Woodcraft, the Supreme Forest Woodmen Circle, Woodmen Circle. Modern Woodmen of America is not affiliated with Woodmen of the World, therefore will not be accepted. Any MWA submissions that have already been approved will "stand", they are being grandfathered in. No new MWAs will be accepted. We must be able to clearly see the emblem or wording indicating one of these Organizations. We have recently changed the required pictures from 2 to 1 as long as the monument with emblem and/or wording can be clearly read.

Please take at least one picture that clearly indicates that this is the final resting place of a Woodsman of the World or one of the other group names it has gone by over the years. In your title please show the person's name, Cemetery name,city and state.

Be sure to get a good picture of that inscription. Extra pictures are always welcome.

Not all tree stump monuments are for Woodmen of the World members. In the late 19th century the majority of tree monuments were this very popular rustic style of decoration.

As always we ask all visitors to these sights to remember those residing here and be respectful.


Birth/Death Dates on the Monument ( Optional )

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsCorporal Chas. C. Fowler - Cottonwood Cemetery - Cottonwood, TX

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A Woodmen of the World monument serves as a cenotaph for Corporal Charles C. Fowler, in historic Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, TX. Fowler was a casualty of the Great War, and as noted, is buried in France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/26/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsHenry Jefferson Breithaupt - Prairie Point Cemetery - Bazette, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for Henry Jefferson Breithaupt, in historic Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/25/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJames H. Poe - Prairie Point Cemetery - Bazette, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for James H. Poe, in historic Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/25/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsS.J. Jones - Bazette Cemetery - Bazette, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for S.J. Jones, in historic Bazette Cemetery, Bazette, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsHomer Escal Crawford - Bazette Cemetery - Bazette, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for Homer Escal Crawford, in historic Bazette Cemetery, Bazette, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsMartha Matilda Ellison - Bazette Cemetery - Bazette, TX

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Woodmen Circle headstone for Martha Matilda Ellison, in historic Bazette Cemetery, Bazette, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJohn B. Jones - Bazette Cemetery - Bazette, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for John Bruner Jones, in historic Bazette Cemetery, Bazette, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/Monuments5 WoW markers in a row -- Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith AR

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Blasterz were struck by this carefully artistic arrangement of 5 Wow tombstones in a row at Fort Smith's historic Oak Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/19/2015

last visited: 1/19/2015

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsO.B. Cooper - Rice Cemetery - Rice, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for Obadiah Boland Cooper, in historic Rice Cemetery, Rice, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJohn W. Lennon - Rice Cemetery - Rice, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for John W. Lennon, in historic Rice Cemetery, Rice, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/17/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJohn R. Cline - Dale Cemetery - Dale, OK

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This is probably the tallest WOW marker I have yet seen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/16/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsPvt. Wm. A. Bolt - Rice Cemetery - Rice, TX

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A Woodmen of the World monument serves as a cenotaph for Private William A. Bolt, in historic Rice Cemetery, Rice, TX. Bolt was presumably a casualty of the Great War, and as noted, is buried in France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsRobert Wilson Johnson -- Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith AR

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A unique Wow tombstone for Robert Wilson Johnson stands proudly in Fort Smith's historic Oak Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: 1/16/2015

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsRobert D. Kuhn -- Oak Cemetery, Ft Smith AR

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The understated and elegant WoW bench-style tombstone of Robert Kuhn in Fort Smith's historic Oak Cemetery gives no hint of his sacrifice in the name of public safety.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: 1/16/2015

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsSamuel Levi Spencer -- Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith AR

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The WoW tombstone of Samuel Spencer, who, given the number of impressive brick buildings in Fort Smith, must have been busy and successful, in Fort Smith's historic Oak Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: 1/16/2015

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsCarrie M. Steele - Almarante Cemetery - Laurel Hill, FL

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The Carrie M. Steele Supreme Forest Woodmen Circle marker is located in the Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill, FL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Florida

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJ.H. Grizzard - Rice Cemetery - Rice, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for J.H. Grizzard, in historic Rice Cemetery, Rice, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsCrockett - New Chatfield Cemetery - Chatfield, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for Overton Folsom and Minnie Frances Crockett, in New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsRobert M. Gorman - New Chatfield Cemetery - Chatfield, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for Robert Mitchell Gorman, in New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsWilliam Eddie Medaris - New Chatfield Cemetery - Chatfield, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for William Eddie Medaris, in New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJames Little - New Chatfield Cemetery - Chatfield, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for James Little, in New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW. P. Clary - Almarante Cemetery - Laurel Hill, FL

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The W. P. Clary Woodmen of the World marker is located in the Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill, FL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Florida

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJoe M. Morrise - Almarante Cemetery - Laurel Hill, FL

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The Joe M. Morrise Woodmen of the World marker is located in the Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill, FL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Florida

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsC. A. Cutts - Almarante Cemetery - Laurel Hill, FL

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The C. A. Cutts Woodmen of the World marker is located in the Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill, FL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Florida

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsWilliam J. Moore - Hutchins Memorial Cemetery - Hutchins, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for William J. Moore, in historic Hutchins Memorial Cemetery, Hutchins, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2015

last visited: never

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