Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Woodmen of the World Bonanza

This summer I photographed my first Woodmen of the World (WOW) tombstone in the Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, Ohio. I have always been fascinated with tombstones that are shaped like tree trunks and happened upon the WOW symbol by accident since it was on a tree trunk tombstone. The find as put me on, yet another, tombstone quest.

While wandering about the Lafayette Cemetery # 1, in the Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend, I spied a tree trunk tombstone. Imagine my surprise when I saw the deceased was a member of the Woodmen of the World.
It didn’t stop there…..I found several more.

John Crane Ermon
Son of
John Ermon
And Susan Crane
Born
August 15?, 1802 maybe 1882
Died
October 28, 1914
Member of
Magnolia Camp
Number ?


Paul Andrew St. Pierre
Born
May 18, 1868
Died
November 12, 1916
Excelsior Camp
Number 471


Harry T. Melling
Died
June 20, 1919
Aged
22 years and 10 months


John T. Holtzmann
Born December 26, 1854
Died
May 22, 1899
Erected by
Palmento
Camp No. 2


Nicholas W. Larkin
August 18, 1902
Aged 50 Years


Charles L. Raymond
Born
March 21, 1872
Died
July 19, 1919
Eureka Camp No. 27 WOW


William A. Lashley
1861-1918
Acorn Camp No. 51
W.O.W.


Henry Lee Haas
1865-1909
Member of Palmento Camp No. 2 W.O.W.


Emma D. Fallon
Died October 20, 1900
Aged
26 Years
Erected by
Rose Grove No. 5
WC (Woodmen Circle—Women’s Auxiliary to Woodmen of the World)


© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

2 comments:

  1. I love WOW markers. Each one is like a work of art. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  2. Interesting finds. I never new these existed. It makes me want to get back out there and do more graveyard hunting. it's been a while.

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