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Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Woodmen Of The World

 
 
Woodmen of the World Memorial, west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Woodmen of the World Memorial, west face
Inscription.
(West Face)
This Memorial is erected
in the memory of deceased
members of the Woodmen
of the World whose
Individual resting places
could not be marked

(East Face)
Woodmen of the World Regional Memorial (List of Names, Camp Numbers, States)

Dum Tacet Clamat
 
Erected 1951 by Woodmen of the World.
 
Location. 33° 33.586′ N, 81° 43.418′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurens Street SW and Park Avenue SW, on the right when traveling south on Laurens Street SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The S.C. Railroad ( here, next to this marker); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company ( a few steps from this marker); Aiken ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1953 Gas Explosion ( about 600 feet away); St. Thaddeus Church ( about 700 feet away); William Aiken, Sr. ( about 800 feet away); H. Odell Weeks
Woodmen of the World Memorial, east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Woodmen of the World Memorial, east face
( about 800 feet away); Highland Park Hotel ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Survey of Aiken ( approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Methodist Church ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
 
Regarding Woodmen Of The World. In cemeteries you will sometimes see gravestones with “Here Lies a Woodman of the World” engraved on them. Usually these will be accompanied by a symbol like the example below. Logs, along with axes and other woodworking tools, are common motifs. Sometimes the grave markers themselves will be in the shape of logs or tree stumps. These are called “treestones.” The symbol below includes the Latin Woodmen phrase “Dum Tacet Clamat,” which means “Though Silent He Speaks.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Woodmen of the World. Woodmen of the World (WOW) is a fraternal organization founded by Joseph Cullen Root in 1890 in Omaha, Nebraska. Root had earlier founded another fraternal organization known as Modern Woodmen of America (MWA). The organization offers insurance to its members and helps those in need. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Woodmen of the World Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Woodmen of the World Memorial
 

2. Woodmen of the World. Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society is a nonprofit, fraternal benefit society committed to family, community and country. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Woodmen of the World. Woodmen of the World is a fraternal organization based in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States that operates a large privately held insurance company for its members. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,420 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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