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Re: Oak Leaf inscription
Posted by: John E. Adams (ID *****3838) Date: May 12, 2002 at 15:27:05
In Reply to: Oak Leaf inscription by kate of 411

Dear Kate,

I have forgotten where I read it, but I found a site which said that the oak leaf could also stand for authority, such as the head of a family. This is true of my Great-Great Grandfather (1830-1904), who has an oak leaf inscription on his gravestone. He was the only one of four brothers to survive the Civil War and carry on the family name.

John Adams
Columbia, SC

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