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Grave Initials & Symbols
These are a few of many motifs found on gravestones with some of
the commonly held interpretations of their symbolism.
Grave Symbols continued here
- Anchor/Ships -- Hope or Seafaring profession
- Angel, Flying- Rebirth; Resurrection.
- Angel, Trumpeting- Resurrection.
- Angel, Weeping- Grief and Mourning.
- Arch - Victory in death.
- Arrow- Mortality.
- Bird- Eternal life.
- Bird, Flying- Resurrection.
- Book-Representation of a holy book: i.e. the Bible.
Graven Images - various images found on gravestones, with their meanings, continued here
- AOF Ancient Order Of Forestters
- AOH Ancient Order Of Hibermians
- AOKMC Ancient Order Of Knights of Mystic Chain
- AOUW Ancient Order Of United Workmen
- ALOH American Legion of Honor
- BPOE Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
- BPOEW Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the
- CK of A Catholic Kinghts of America
- CTAS Catholic Total Abstinence Society
- CBKA Commandery Benevolent Knights Association
- CCTAS Crusaders-Catholic Total Abstinence Society
- EBA Emerald Benficial Assocition
- FAA Free and Accepted Amerians
- FOE Fraternal Order of Eagles
- GALSTPTR German American Leigion of St. Peter
- GAR Grand Army of the Republic
- GUO of OF Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
- IOI Independent Order of Immaculates
- IOKP Independent Order of Knights of Pythias
- IOOF Independent Order of Odd Fellows
- ISH Independent Sons of Honor
- IORM Improved Order of Redmen
- JAOUW Junior Order-Ancient Order of United Workmen
- JOUAM Junior Order-Order of United American
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