W.H. Hurley - Pecan Grove Memorial Park - McKinney, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 10.745 W 096° 37.014
14S E 722194 N 3673670
Quick Description: A Dove of Peace with an olive branch can be seen in the Woodmen of the World emblem on the monument that marks the final resting place of W.H. Hurley, in historic Pecan Grove Memorial Park, McKinney, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2018 3:06:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ25M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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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. Later ones would show a simple tree stump instead. This particular configuration, while not unique, isn't very common, where a sphere is atop the monument, and also notable here is a reference to the local sub-organization, Magnolia Camp No. 431.

The family name, "Hurley", is on the plinth, and below the Woodmen of the World emblem is:

W.H. Hurley

Dec. 23, 1861.

Aug. 1, 1900.

Erected by the
Woodmen of the World
Magnolia Camp No. 431.
McKinney Tex.

On the reverse of the plinth is this epitaph:

Tis ours to miss thee, all our years
And tender memories of thee keep
Thine in the Lord to rest, for so,
He giveth His beloved sleep.
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

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

Pecan Grove Memorial Park
1701 S McDonald St
McKinney, TX USA

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