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S.M. Whittington - Liberty Cemetery - Martin's Mill, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 22.069 W 095° 47.273
15S E 237681 N 3584625
Quick Description: A Dove of Peace with an olive branch can be seen on the Woodmen of the World monument that marks the final resting place of Samuel Marion Whittington, in Liberty Cemetery, Martin's Mill, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2019 7:40:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMZYMD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
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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. 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 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.

The Dove of Peace perches atop the the inscription scroll that hangs from a sawed-off branch on this marble monument, and below the Woodmen of the World emblem is this inscription:

Husband of
Mary J.

Aug. 4, 1863,
Mar. 8, 1907


Gone but not forgotten
Kind of dove: Other (explanation in the long description)

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

Liberty Cemetery
11190 Van Zandt County Rd 2339
Martin's Mill, TX USA

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