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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/MonumentsB. T. Webb -- Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

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The unusual tree-trunk Woodmen of the World tombstone for B. T. Webb at Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/14/2017

last visited: 12/14/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJames Edward Hollingsworth -- Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

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The tall tree-trunk style WoW tombstone for James Edward Hollingsworth at Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/14/2017

last visited: 12/14/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsSamuel P. Bedingfield -- Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

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The WoW tobstone for Samuel P. Bedingfield stands in a garden of 6 similar Bedingfield tombstones in Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/14/2017

last visited: 12/14/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsWillie B. Wrye -- Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

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The Woodmen's Circle tombstone for Willie B. Wrye at Old Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/14/2017

last visited: 12/14/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW.F. Willingham - Myrtle Springs Cemetery - Quitman, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for W.F. Willingham, in Myrtle Springs Cemetery, north of Quitman, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsRiley L. Mott - Union Grove Cemetery - Wills Point, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for Riley L. Mott, in historic Union Grove Cemetery, north of Wills Point, TX. This is a rare example of a Woodmen of the World monument serving as a cenotaph.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJohn Wesley Miller -- Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX

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A replacement modern tombstone for John Wesley Miller bears the WoW medallion at Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2017

last visited: 12/13/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsAbe & Fannie Hughes -- Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX

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The large WoW tomb monument for Abe & Fannie Hughes at Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2017

last visited: 12/13/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW. L. Hawks - Wetumka Cemetery - Wetumka, OK

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This is an unusual Woodmen of the World marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/12/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJ. S. Sheppard - Wetumka Cemetery - Wetumka, OK

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This is one of several Woodmen of the World headstones in Wetumka Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/12/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsRoscoe C. Darks - Wetumka Cemetery - Wetumka, OK

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This WOW marker is a modification of the standard headstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/12/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsC. L. Foster -- Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX

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The Woodmen of the World tombstone for C. L. Foster at Big A Cemetery in Rowlett TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/12/2017

last visited: 12/12/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsA. T. Horton - Wetumka Cemetery - Wetumka, OK

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This WOW marker stands in historic Wetumka Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/12/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJ. F. Potter -- Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX

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The Woodmen of the World Tombstone for J. F. Potter at Big A Cemetery in Rowlett TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/12/2017

last visited: 12/12/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJohn D. Price - Myrtle Springs Cemetery - Quitman, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for John D. Price, in Myrtle Springs Cemetery, northwest of Quitman, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW.J. Killough - Myrtle Springs Cemetery - Quitman, TX

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Woodmen of the World logpile monument for William Jack Killough, in Myrtle Springs Cemetery, Quitman, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsThomas Jefferson Mayo - Myrtle Springs Cemetery - Quitman, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for Thomas Jefferson Mayo, in Myrtle Springs Cemetery, northwest of Quitman, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW.B. Moody - Pattison Cemetery - Pattison, TX

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The town of Pattison was named for James Tarrant Pattison who founded a plantation here in 1839. Pattison Cemetery was founded in 1889, on land donated by George Pattison, a relative of James Pattison.

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location: Texas

date approved: 12/10/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsR.L. Johnson - Noonday Cemetery - Noonday, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for R.L. Johnson, in historic Noonday Cemetery, Noonday, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW.V. Gibson - Noonday Cemetery - Noonday, TX

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Woodmen of the World monument for W.V. Gibson, in historic Noonday Cemetery, Noonday, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJames M. Cathey -- Fitzhugh Cemetery, Lucas TX

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The WoW tombstone for James M. Cathey at Fitzhugh Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: 12/3/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW. T. Spears -- Fitzhugh Cemetery -- Lucas TX

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The Woodmen of the World tombstone for W. T. Spears at Fitzhugh Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: 12/3/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsEdward Boyd Neely - Noonday Cemetery - Noonday, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for Edward Boyd Neely, in historic Noonday Cemetery, Noonday, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsG. E. Morrow -- Fitzhugh Cemetery -- Lucas TX

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The WoW tombstone for G. E. Morrow at Fitzhugh Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: 12/3/2017

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsRobert L. Clapp - Pattison Cemetery, Pattison, TX

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One of several Woodmen of the World monuments in the Clapp Family Plot in Pattison Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 12/8/2017

last visited: never

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