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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More W.O.W.




My great-grandfather, Terrell Bryan, belonged to a Woodmen of the World Lodge, also referred to as a Woodmen Camp, in Stephenville, Texas. This is his grave marker in West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.  It resembles a tree trunk and encircled on the emblem are the words Woodmen of the World.  According to Woodmen.com, grave markers were one of the benefits of belonging to W.O.W until the 1920s when it was discontinued due to cost. Grave markers were originally intended to be uniform tree stump type designs, but not all cutters followed the designs; many created very elaborate renditions of the tree trunk.  These grave markers or monuments were often dedicated and unveiled in formal ceremonies.


Visit this web site, Graveyards & Gravestones to see many beautiful Woodmen of the World gave markers. 

Diana

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