Monday, June 9, 2008

Corsicana--Then and Now: Memorial to IOOF Children

One more posting on the I.O.O.F. Childrens Home. This memorial is in Oakwood Cemetery (I've posted on Oakwood before, too). I recently found the old photo on RootsGenWeb and realized that the statue of the child in the center section of the tall memorial is now missing. Wonder what happened to it. The inscription on the base of the memorial is rather odd, at least in today's vocabulary. It says "In memory of inmates I.O.O.F. W.&O. Home 1906". The term "inmates" sounds odd to me!

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