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J.H. Curry - Cleburne Memorial Cemetery - Cleburne, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 20.733 W 097° 22.196
14S E 653396 N 3579905
Quick Description: A Dove of Peace bearing an olive branch appears on the Woodmen of the World monument for John H. Curry, in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2019 8:22:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM10F3D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 4

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, and "Dum Tacet Clamat" -- "Though silent, he speaks" -- is at the bottom of the emblem.

This late 19th century tree trunk is a bit different than usual in that the Woodmen of the World emblem, with its details in relief, is in a section of peeled-back bark. The hatchet and mallet enclose the inscription, which reads:

J.H. Curry

Aug. 1, 1852,

Oct. 18, 1899.


One less to love on earth,
One more to meet in heaven.

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

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

Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
405 Waters St
Cleburne, TX USA

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