Morvin H. Brown - Mugg Cemetery - Weston, TX, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 21.484 W 096° 39.397
14S E 718045 N 3693435
Quick Description: A Dove of Peace can be seen in the Woodmen of the World emblem on the monument that marks the final resting place of Morvin H. Brown in Mugg Cemetery, Weston, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2017 8:46:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMXC4G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
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. 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 marble headstone is in excellent condition, and the dove of peace is easy to make out, as is the branch that it carries. It has the family name, "Brown", on the plinth, and above the inscription is "Farewell" and a set of clasped hands, suggesting a good marriage. The inscription is:

Morvin H. Brown
Dec. 6, 1875
Dec. 8, 1898

A loving husband, a father dear,
A faithful son lies buried here.
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

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

9700 Collin County Road 1096
Weston, TX USA

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