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Friday, August 28, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - W.O.W. Monument of Charles Whitehead

This grave monument is similar to others erected in Mississippi by the Woodmen of the World society around the turn of the century. Standing taller than most of the markers in Coxburg Cemetery of Holmes County, Mississippi, this monument marks the grave of Charles Whitehead. Like other Woodmen of the World monuments, it is fashioned in the likeness of a cut tree and is stamped with the W.O.W. seal.

Charles Whitehead's Woodmen of the World Grave Monument
Coxburg Cemetery, Coxburg (Holmes County) Mississippi
Born February 28, 1863, Died July 25, 1903

Source: Digital Photo Collection (2009) - Photo by Janice Tracy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - David A. Edwards, Coxburg Cemetery - Coxburg, Mississippi

The inscription on the base of the monument that marks the grave of David A. Edwards states "His many virtues form the noblest monument to his memory."

Standing in a shaded part of Coxburg Cemetery in a rural portion of Holmes County, Mississippi, the grave stone bears two symbols that give some insight into the life of the deceased. Located underneath a crown of feathers that adorns the top of the grave stone, a symbol on the right indicates Mr. Edwards was a member of a Masonic Order. Another emblem to the left of the Masonic Emblem appears to be one of the earlier symbols that denoted membership in the Woodmen of the World organization.

David A. Edwards
Coxburg Cemetery
b. July 11, 1856
d. March 25, 1913