Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - February 17, 2009 - The Unique

Henry Taylor Webber
10 - 17 - 1952

This photograph is a back view of the memorial. It appears to be cut from concrete and painted this bronze color. You can see the grey color of concrete under the peeling paint. Can anyone identify the symbol placed before the date of birth and the symbol that is attached to the base concrete on the left side (1st picture)? I haven't yet learned the meaning of this grave marker so if you have an idea as to what it represents, I'd love to hear your comments.

Veale Creek Cemetery
Stephens County, Texas

You can see this unique memorial to Mr. Webber in the distance in this last picture. Then looking further into the distance you see the road leading up to State Highway 1148 that takes you to Graham or to Caddo.

Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert,
Veale Creek Cemetery,
December 2008 Copyright


  1. What a unique memorial! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. This is such an interesting marker! At first glance, I thought it might have been made of cast iron. It is difficult to see the emblem, even when it is enlarged, but it looks as if it may be one of the railroad unions' emblem.

  3. Thanks Amy and Janice. At first we thought it was cast iron too, but I don't think so. It's either concrete or some kind of rock. But I believe the rock markers that they make cutouts in have much rougher surfaces. As for the emblem, maybe I can get a better picture of it.

  4. Judith,

    I really enjoy reading your posts dealing with Texas cemeteries because I am Texan too, although I no longer live there. I have awarded you the Kreativ Blogger award! See Enjoy!!!

  5. Thanks so very much, Andrea! I've linked your blog, Family Tales, to my blog on the article Kreativ Blogger Award. You're a doll!

  6. This is wonderful. I think I like it becasue it is so unique and different. thank you for sharing.

  7. Glad you liked it, too, Robin. I did a double take when I first saw it and had to back the truck up and get out to take a closer look!


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