Andrew Alfred Aaronson

Birth: January 27, 1856 in Chelsea, (London), England

Death: January 8, 1912 (aged 55) Victoria, B. C.

Plot: Row G – Plot 13

Biography:

Inscription:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
A. A. AARONSON
BORN JANUARY 27. 1856
DIED JANUARY 8. 1912
NATIVE OF LONDON, ENG.
AND OUR BELOVED MOTHER
ROSE AARONSON,
BORN FEBRUARY 27, 1864
DIED SEPTEMBER 16, 1918.
GOD REST THEIR SOULS IN PEACE.

Gravesite Details:
This gravestone bears Woodmen of the World logo
The Woodmen of the World (WOW). Started in the 1880’s, WOW was a fraternal organization which provided life and burial insurance for it’s members. Until the 1920’s members qualified for the monument program which entitled the widow of a WOW member to receive $100.00 to help defray the cost of gravestones. Including the WOW logo on the gravestone was required.

The tree stump, symbolizes that the the life of the breadwinner of the family was cut short. The olive branches represents harmony and neighbourly cooperation. These letters “C” and “O” stand for Canadian Order. The Latin phrase, Dum tacet clamat translates as “Though silent, he speaks”; meaning that the person buried there lead a worthy life.

Family Members:

  • Spouse                        
    • Rose Vandersluis Aaronson 1864-1918
  • Children
    • Bert Aaronson 1889-1968
    • Henry Aaronson 1890-1972
    • Irene Aaronson 1895-1967
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