Tombstone of Kit C. Drake -- Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney TX USA
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N 32° 45.184 W 096° 28.467
14S E 736613 N 3626735
Quick Description: The Woodmen of the World tombstone for Kit C. Drake at Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney TX features a dove with an olive branch
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2017 7:23:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMWXRX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
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Long Description:
The tall WoW treetrunk tombstone for Kit C. Drake, only 19 years old.

The tombstone reads as follows:

"[mallet, axe, adze; all symbols of the Woodmen of the World organization]

[scroll with peace dove, symbolizing life and death]

[WoW medallion]

KIT C.
Son of
S. J. & JENNIE DRAKE
Born
June 17, 1891
Died
Nov. 24, 1910

Weep not father and mother
For me, for I am waiting in
Glory for three."

From the Cemetery Club website: (visit link)

"Dove and Olive Branch - Peace. This symbol stems from Judeo-Christian culture and the biblical story of Noah and the great flood. When the dove returned to the ark with an olive branch from the Mount of Olives in its beak, it was a sign of God's forgiveness. It is now a common secular symbol."
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

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

Address:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Forney , TX


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