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GRAVE SYMBOLS: Abbreviations on Gravestones

The following list was sent out by Jeff Scism. These are abbreviations that may be found on gravestones, indicating an organization.

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  • AOF Ancient Order Of Forestters
  • AOH Ancient Order Of Hibermians
  • AOKMC Ancient Order Of Knights of Mystic Chain
  • AOUW Ancient Order Of United Workmen
  • ALOH American Legion of Honor
  • BPOE Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  • BPOEW Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World
  • CK of A Catholic Kinghts of America
  • CTAS Catholic Total Abstinence Society
  • CBKA Commandery Benevolent Knights Association
  • CCTAS Crusaders-Catholic Total Abstinence Society
  • EBA Emerald Benficial Assocition
  • FAA Free and Accepted Amerians
  • FOE Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • GALSTPTR German American Leigion of St. Peter
  • GAR Grand Army of the Republic
  • GUO of OF Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
  • IOI Independent Order of Immaculates
  • IOKP Independent Order of Knights of Pythias
  • IOOF Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • ISH Independent Sons of Honor
  • IORM Improved Order of Redmen
  • JAOUW Junior Order-Ancient Order of United Workmen
  • JOUAM Junior Order-Order of United American Mechanics
  • KGL Knight Grand Legion
  • KM Knights Militant
  • KC Knights of Columbus
  • K of C knights of Columbus
  • K of FM Knights of Father Matthew
  • KFM Knights of Father Matthew
  • K of H Knights of Honor
  • K of L Knights of Loyola
  • Km Knights of Malta (Masonic)
  • KMC Knights of Mystic Chain
  • KPC Knights of Peter Claver
  • KP Knights of Pythias
  • K of P Knights of Pythias
  • KSC Knights of St. Columbkille
  • KG Knights of St. George
  • KSTG Knights of St. George
  • KSTI Knights of St. Ignatius
  • K of SJ Knights of St. John
  • KSTJ Knights of St. Joseph
  • KSL Knights of St. LawrenceKSTM Knights of St. Martin
  • K of STP Knights of St. Patrick
  • KSTP Knights of St. Paul
  • KSTP Knights of St. Peter
  • KSTT Knights of St. Thomas
  • K of STW Knights of St. Wencelas
  • KT Knights of Tabor
  • K of T Knights of Tabor
  • KWM Knights of Wise Men
  • KGE Knights of Golden Eagle
  • KHC Knights of Holy Cross
  • KKK Knights of Klu-Klus Klan
  • KOTM Knights of Macabees
  • KSF Knights of Sherwood Forest
  • KT Knights Tempar (Masonic)
  • LK of A Loyal Knights of America
  • MOLLUS Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
  • MWA Modern Woodsmen of America
  • OUAM Order of United American Mechanics
  • PM Patriarchs Militant (Independent Order of Odd Fellows)
  • POSA Patriotic Order of the Sons of America
  • IHSV Red Cross of Constantine (Masonic)
  • RSTV Rite of St. Vaclara
  • RSTV Rite of ST. Vita
  • RK Roman Knights
  • MRA Royal Arcanum
  • RAM Royal Arch Masons
  • SBCL Saint Bonifazius Catholic Union
  • SBL Society B. Lafayette
  • SCV Sons of the Confederate Veterans
  • SAR Sons of the American Revolution
  • SV Sons of Veterans
  • TH Temple of Honor-Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • UCV United Confederate Veterans
  • VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • UR The Uniform Ranks designation found on many



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