Kinamon - Bethlehem Cemetery - Collin County, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 15.141 W 096° 20.091
14S E 748292 N 3682431
Quick Description: Doves of Peace bearing olive branches appear in the Woodmen of the World emblems on the shared headstone for Lucy C. and Finis P. Kinamon in Bethlehem Cemetery, in the Arnold community in rural Collin County, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2019 9:16:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM10FF1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
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. Early 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, and "Dum Tacet Clamat" -- "Though silent, he speaks" -- is at the bottom of the emblem. Later examples would feature a tree stump, with some or none of the tools to be found elsewhere on the monument. For this very modern example, they have come full circle, returning to the dove flying over the tools, with "Woodmen of the World" simply abbreviated as "WOW" above "Dum Tacet Clamat", complemented by palm leaves. Mr. Kinamon would have belonged to the Woodmen of the World, while Mrs. Kinamon would have belonged to the Woodmen Circle or one of the other female auxiliaries, but given the late placement of this headstone, they presumably went with the then-current name.

This modern upright headstone is made of gray granite, with vases on each side and ivy detail in the upper corners The Woodmen of the World emblems flank the family name, "Kinamon", which is above their personal information boxes:

Lucy C.
Jan. 30, 1878
Sept. 14, 1970

Finis P.
Feb. 14, 1876
Dec. 14, 1938
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

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

Bethlehem Cemetery
16167 Collin County Rd 665
Farmersville, TX USA

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