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 Ambrose Tapfer

Ambrose Tapfer

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 1909 (aged 38–39)
Oregon, USA
Burial Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 49447790 · View Source
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Son of Ambrose and Ursula Tapfer both born in Swizterland. Siblings George, Christ?, Marie, and Elizabeth. Husband of Elsie P. born in Oregon and children Lillian M. and Floyd F. both born in Oregon.



Woodsmen of the World Tombstones
"One enduring physical legacy of the organization are distinctive headstones in the shape of a tree stump. This was an early benefit of Woodmen of the World membership, and they are found in cemeteries nationwide. This program was abandoned in the late 1920s as too costly.

Typically the headstones would include a depiction of the WOW relics—symbols of the organization. These include most notably a stump or felled tree (inscribed into a more generic monument in some cases, rather than the more noticeable instances of the entire monument being in the shape of the log or tree-stump); the maul and wedge; an axe; and often a Dove of Peace with an olive branch. As Woodmen "do not lie" a common inscription: "Here rests a Woodman of the World"." With another common inscription: DUM TACET CLAMAT Latin for "Though Silent, He Speaks"

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Faint but readable on left upper corner is "Here He Rests" then "A Woodsman of the World" across the stone with the Woodsman Symbol (Bird flying over log with axes)


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  • Created by: Brian Elston
  • Added: 9 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49447790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ambrose Tapfer (May 1870–1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49447790, citing Oswego Pioneer Cemetery, Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Brian Elston (contributor 47042542) .