Daughters of Rebekah

Lakeview Cemetery, South Haven, Michigan

The Daughters of Rebekah metal marker above depicts the dove resting on the three links of the chain with the letters F, L, and T, in the center of the links above the letter R nested inside the crescent moon with seven stars.

The women’s auxiliary organization for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded September 20, 1851, and originally called the Daughters of Rebekah, later changed to Degree of Rebekah.  The organization’s main symbols are:

  • The Beehive represents collective industry
  • The Moon and Seven Stars represents the order of the universe of God and nature, and the value of regularity in all worthy undertakings
  • The Dove represents peace
  • The Lily, an emblem of purity, symbolizes the purity of character, of thought, of word, and of action

On the metal marker below, appears the crescent moon with the seven stars and the dove, a sprig of a white lily, with the letters D and R woven together.

Lakeview Cemetery, South Haven, Michigan

On the metal marker below, the crescent moon with the seven stars cradles a dove over an entire white lily, instead of a sprig, with the letter “R” signifying Rebekah to the right.

Waterbury Cemetery, Waterbury, Vermont

Below is the spartan Daughters of Rebekah metal marker that displays encircled the three links over the letter “R”.

Eldridge Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont

 

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