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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/MonumentsWitherspoon - Old Hall Cemetery - Lewisville, TX

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Woodmen of the World headstone for Waldo M. Witherspoon, and his wife, Ethel M. Witherspoon, in historic Old Hall Cemetery, Lewisville, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsWoodmen of the World Flag Pole - Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, TX

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A donated flagpole in Angleton Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/25/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsSands Sherrill Smith - Old Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, TX

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Historic Old Columbia Cemetery is located across from United Methodist Church on East Jackson Street in West Columbia. DO NOT DRIVE into this cemetery. Park in the church parking on the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/25/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsE.M. Crews - Old Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, TX

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Historic Old Columbia Cemetery is located across from United Methodist Church on East Jackson Street in West Columbia. DO NOT DRIVE into this cemetery. Park in the church parking on the street. I made this mistake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/25/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsTheodore J. Bennett - Old Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, TX

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Historic Old Columbia Cemetery is located across from United Methodist Church on East Jackson Street in West Columbia. DO NOT DRIVE into this cemetery. Park in the church parking on the street. I made this mistake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsRev. J.W. Cullen - Old Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, TX

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Historic Old Columbia Cemetery is located across from United Methodist Church on East Jackson Street in West Columbia. DO NOT DRIVE into this cemetery. Park in the church parking on the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsB.D. Jackson - Drake-Nebo Cemetery - Drake, OK

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Woodmen of the World monument for B.D. Jackson, in Drake-Nebo Cemetery, in the vicinity of both Nebo and Drake, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/12/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsWilliam C. Reed - Drake-Nebo Cemetery - Drake, OK

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Woodmen of the World monument for William C. Reed, in Drake-Nebo Cemetery, in the vicinity of both Drake and Nebo, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/12/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJ.B. Williams - Springer, OK

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Springer Cemetery has many Woodmen of the World tree stump markers, most of them very similar to each other.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsW. G. Wilson - Springer, OK

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We noted at least seven WOW markers at Springer, without even looking around, as night fell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJesse M. Callaway - Springer, OK

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Numerous Woodmen of the World headstones are located in this small cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsWilliam H. Stranly - Springer, OK

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This WOW marker is located among many in Springer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsHenry Layfaette Moore - Drake-Nebo Cemetery - Drake, OK

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Woodmen of the World monument for Henry Layfaette Moore, in Drake-Nebo Cemetery, in the vicinity of both Drake and Nebo, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsFannie M. Braden - Drake-Nebo Cemetery - Drake, OK

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Woodmen Circle monument for Fannie Mike Braden, in Drake-Nebo Cemetery, in the vicinity of both Drake and Nebo, OK. Thanks to Findagrave for information about her name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJohn Eades & Charlie Willbanks -- Oakland Cemetery, Dallas TX

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Adjacent WoW tombstones at Oakland Cemetery defy the encroaching brush at this sporadically maintained historic Dallas Cemetery, the burial place of so many prominent Dallasites of the 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: 6/25/2016

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsLon Hardy - Berwyn Cemetery - Gene Autry, OK

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Woodmen of the World headstone for Lon Hardy, in Berwyn Cemetery, Gene Autry, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJ.B. Jackson - Berwyn Cemetery - Gene Autry, OK

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Woodmen of the World monument for J.B. Jackson, in Berwyn Cemetery, Gene Autry, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsMary J. Mayse - Berwyn Cemetery - Gene Autry, OK

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Woodmen Circle monument for Mary J. Mayse, in Berwyn Cemetery, Gene Autry, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsF.A. Stevens M.D. - Berwyn Cemetery - Gene Autry, OK

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Woodmen of the World monument for Dr. F.A. Stevens, in Berwyn Cemetery, Gene Autry, OK. Thanks to Findagrave for filling in some details on his headstone, which have otherwise been lost to time and the elements.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsFrank Habel -- Oakland Cemetery, Dallas TX

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A unique WoW grave monument for Frank W. Habel at Oakland Cemetery in Dallas TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: 6/25/2016

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJames Alexander Fraser Memorial -- Oakland Cemetery, Dallas TX

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A plaque on a pedestal erected by the WoW in 1945 by the grave of J. A. Fraser in Oakland Cemetery, recognizing his status as the 2nd president of the Woodmen of the World.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: 6/25/2016

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsWoW Cemetery -- Oakland Cemetery, Dallas TX

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The designated WoW Cemetery in Section 11 of Oakland Cemetery is marked with an impressive WoW memorial that towers over multiple graves of WoW members.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: 6/25/2016

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsJ. P. Holmes - Rosehill Cemetery - Ardmore, OK

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This is a tree stump Woodmen of the World headstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsPearl L. Copeland - Rosehill Cemetery - Ardmore, OK

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This headstone stands in Rosehill Cemetery, and tells a tragic story.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/MonumentsDorcas L. Robberson - Rosehill Cemetery - Ardmore, OK

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This is a variation of the tree-type WOW marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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