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S.O.V. marker next to my great x3 grandfather's grave????

S.O.V. marker next to my great x3 grandfather's grave????

Posted: 10 Sep 2013 5:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crook
Does anyone know what S.O.V. stands for? My great x 3 grandfather, Henry Pitt Crook, born in Gloucester, England, lived in Wales until he immigrated to the US in 1867. He was a puddler. I also believe he may have been a volunteer fireman. He was also in the Order of Red Men while in Elmira, NY and later in Youngstown Ohio. He was a 'Massasoit- from tribe # 14 (an all male secret society). The marker is simple almost a cross shape, with the letters S O V..... I looked on google but no luck. Thanks- Diane ( grave in Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown Ohio. Henry P Crook 1825-1898)

Re: S.O.V. marker next to my great x3 grandfather's grave????

Posted: 21 Sep 2013 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was thinking it had to mean "Son of" something, so I guessed "Vulcan," Roman god of fire and the forge, since he worked with iron AND he was a fireman.

According to Wikipedia, the Sons of Vulcan was an American labor union which existed from 1858 until 1876. The union recruited puddlers, skilled craftsmen who manipulated pig iron to create steel. In the 1870s, it was the strongest union in the United States. It merged with two other iron and steel unions in 1876 to form the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers—the forerunner of the United Steelworkers.

Given the time period, I'm thinking this is a solid guess.

Re: S.O.V. marker next to my great x3 grandfather's grave????

Posted: 21 Sep 2013 10:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks! This sure sounIds plausible- I appreciate it! :)
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