Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Woodmen of the World

I had heard about "Woodmen of the World" gravestone symbols, but had never seen one in person...until this summer. This simple marker bears the Woodmen engraving.

Frank Shaw worked as a carpenter, according to the 1900 census of Channahon Township, Will County, Illinois. He was only 44 when he died at a Chicago hospital. He is buried in Willard Grove Cemetery near Channahon.
© 2012 Sally Knudsen


  1. Beautiful simple stone. Probably one of the last free stones as the WoW stopped that policy in the 1920s due to cost.

    Great post

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