Egbert Jones Foster is my paternal second great-grandfather. I liked his tombstone from the moment I saw it, and I have yet to run across another ancestor with one like his.
Egbert was a Woodsman of the World (WOW), and their distinctive headstones - always in varying tree stump shapes - can be found nationwide in the United States. Being able to have one of these headstones "...was an early benefit of Woodmen of the World membership." In the late 1920s, the tombstone program became cost-prohibitive and was terminated.
In addition to being a WOW, he worked as a farmer and also fought in the American Civil War, on the side of the Union, in Captain Willis' Co. F, 11th Regiment, Kentucky.
On 14 April 1900, Egbert passed away at the age of 67 years and 10 months. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee.
|These photos are from FindAGrave Memorial # 6697965.|
The inscription reads:
EGBERT J. FOSTER
April 14, 1900
67 Yrs. 10 Mos.
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