Feb. 5, 1871
Aged 42 y’s
6 Mo 25 d’s
The three-link chain, often with the letters F L T (as on this gravestone), is represents the organization’s core values and interconnectivity: Friendship, Love, Truth.
The tent and shephard’s hooks (normally crossed) are symbols for the Odd Fellows Encampment, a higher branch within the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, http://www.ioof.org/
Glendale Cemetery, Morrow County, Ohio