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Dudley Fox - Nancy Smith Cemetery - Somervell County, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 11.103 W 097° 51.922
14S E 606959 N 3561511
Quick Description: A Dove of Peace bearing an olive branch appears in the Woodmen of the World emblem on the tree trunk monument at the final resting place of Dudley Fox, in Nancy Smith Cemetery in rural Somervell County, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2019 7:43:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM104Q6
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 and monuments 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. This marble tree trunk monument is a bit different, in that the dove is flying over a simple tree stump in the emblem.

The Woodmen of the World emblem is at the top of the monument, and the inscription plate below it reads:


May 29, 1886
July 25, 1911
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

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

Nancy Smith Cemetery
1090 Somervell County Rd
Glass, TX USA

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