Dodge, C.B. GAR flags
Military plaque for C.B. Dodge
Tanner, Clark S GAR star
Adams, Joshua K DAR marker
The excessive amount of red is in the photo, not the marker.
Cary, John Jr
John Jr Cary GAR star
Wilson Dau of Eastern Star and DAR Emblems
These emblems are against the north side of the stone for John C & Lou Kent Wilson. The Daughter of the Eastern Star emblem indicates membership in the female counterpart of the Freemasons.(2) DAR is membership in Daughters of the American Revolution.
Taylor, Sergt Lee A emblem
This marks Sgt Lee Taylor as a veteran of the Spanish-American War.
Street, David R Knights of Pythias marker
Knights of Pythias -- Founded in 1864 by Justus H Rathbone as a secret society of government clerks. The fraternity was based on the tale of friendship and trust exhibited by Phintias and Damon in the fifth century BC. A tale in which Phintias is sentenced to death by Dionysus, but Damon offers himself as bond so that Phintias can travel and give his goodbyes. When Phintias did not return, Damon offered himself in Phintias' place. At the last minute, Phintias returned, Damon was released and Dionysus, so impressed with the mens' friendship and trust, pardoned Phintias.
"FCB" = Friendship, Charity and Benevolence.
("Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography", Keister, Douglas. Gibbs Smith, publisher. 2004. Pp 184.
Owens, Garfield P WWII Emblem
Order of the Eastern Star
This is on the MacPeek Raub grave
This is more specifically symbolic of a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. OES is the female counterpart to the freemasons. The center letters "FATAL" refers to a double meaning of an oath taken by a member when a degree is bestowed on her: the first the word Fatal -- it would be fatal to the character of a lady if she disclosed any of the secrets of the order, the other is an acronym for Fairest Among Ten-thousand Altogether Lovely.
"Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography"Keister, Douglas. 2004. Gibbs Smith, Pub. PP 194-95.
Hinds, Ella L DUV emblem
Emblem for Ella L Hinds' membership in the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Cameron, Paul W WWI Emblem
Aitken, Freda Horn OES
Order of Eastern Star marker for Freda Horn Aitken
Deputy Sheriff Susquehanna County PA.JPG
Deputy Sheriff Susquehanna County PA.JPG 2010-04-21
Daughters of Union veterans of the Civil War.JPG
Daughters of Union veterans of the Civil War.JPG 2010-04-21
Daughters of the American Revolution.JPG
Daughters of the American Revolution.JPG 2010-04-21
Clarks Summit Fire Dept.JPG
Clarks Summit Fire Dept.JPG 2010-04-21
American Legion.JPG 2010-04-21