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T.J. Robinson - Center Point Cemetery - Fannin County, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 24.903 W 096° 00.358
14S E 778423 N 3701309
Quick Description: A Dove of Peace can be seen on the Woodmen of the World monument that marks the final resting place of Thomas J. "Tom" Robinson, in Center Point Cemetery, southwest of Ladonia, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2018 9:09:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMXM7N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Woodmen of the World are known today as WoodmenLife, a fraternal society that provides insurance to its members. Visitors to older cemeteries can frequently spot the tree trunk monuments that they placed at the graves of their members, although not every tree trunk monument out there was placed by the Woodmen of the World: It was common in the late 19th century to use a log to note that a person had died young, and many infants have such grave markers. Eventually, those tree trunk monuments became too expensive to produce, and headstones would be marked with a Woodmen of the World emblem of some kind. Earlier ones, like this one, featured a dove of peace with an olive branch in its beak, flying over a fallen log where the tools of the woodmen's trade -- hatchet, mallet, and wedge -- can be seen. Later ones would show a simple tree stump instead, and the dove and the tools would be displayed somewhere on the monument.

This granite tree trunk monument is in fairly good condition, slightly weathered, but the detail on the inside of the Woodmen of the World medallion looks really good for having survived time and the elements since 1902. The family name, "Robinson", is on the plinth, and a ribbon wraps around the trunk, hanging above the Woodmen of the World emblem. It says "Erected by the Woodmen of the World", and the inscription is:

T.J. Robinson

Sep. 29, 1865,

Nov. 29, 1902.


A light is from our
household gone, A voice
we loved is still.
A place is vacant in our
home That never can be

Dan Redner Camp No.
220, Ladonia
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

Used material for the dove: Other (explanation in the long description)

Ladonia, TX USA

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