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William Hamilton Minton - Mount Carmel Cemetery - Wolfe City, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 21.431 W 096° 03.201
14S E 774197 N 3694764
Quick Description: Two Doves of Peace can be seen on the Woodmen of the World monument that marks the final resting place of William Hamilton Minton in historic Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2018 6:44:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMXQXR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
Views: 2

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 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. Sometimes, the tools and/or the dove would be part of the monument, in relief. The dove in the emblem at the top of this monument is fairly worn, difficult to make out, but below it, perched on a log, the second, more prominent dove holds an olive branch. Note the oak leaves below.

This gray granite Woodmen of the World monument is in decent shape, given its age. The family name, "Minton", wraps around the trunk, and the inscription is:

William Hamilton
Minton

Born
Jan. 26, 1879

Died
Nov. 20, 1902.

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Erected by the Woodmen
of the World
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

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

Address:
1129 Hunt County Rd 4818
Wolfe City, TX USA
75496


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