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Addie Shaver - Asbury Cemetery - Edom, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 21.350 W 095° 40.840
15S E 247739 N 3583037
Quick Description: A dove of peace bearing an olive branch can be seen on the Woodmen Circle monument that marks the final resting place of Addie Shaver in historic Asbury Cemetery, near Edom, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2019 7:21:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMZYMC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
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 or the Woodmen Circle, one of their women's auxiliaries: 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 emblem of some kind. The most common Woodmen Circle emblem is a shield with stars and stripes, with "WC" complementing the Woodmen's tools, and "In Memoriam Woodmen Circle". This white marble tree trunk also has the tools in relief, below which is the dove of peace, perching on the inscription scroll. The inscription reads:

Wife of
W.K. Shaver

Feb. 3, 1886,
Mar. 13, 1906.


It is common to see short tree stumps -- not associated with the Woodmen of the World in any way -- marking the graves of young children, noting that they were cut down too early. One of Mrs. Shaver's children, Lillian Opal Shaver, has such a headstone. This is a coincidental pairing, of course, but very appropriate, and an interesting combination.

Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

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

Asbury Cemetery
5035 FM 2339
Murchison (Edom), TX USA

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