Anyone have any idea what this means at the top of a grave? "H. of R. G. U. O. OF O. F. No. 280"
How about the rose-like symbol with the No. 25 above it?
I was able to figure out the three links with the letters F, L, & T within them on the left means she was a member of the Odd Fellows Association. F, L,& T stands for Friendship Love & Truth. For more information on the Odd Fellows History & Massachusetts Lodges visit here
1900 Census in Haverhill, Ma on Ashland St. shows Addie Harrison, a black woman, widow, 0/0, b. Feb 1859 in Virginia, a40, as a servant, living with Charles Ricks a37, b. Feb 1863, a black man.
Jun 26 1901 Haverhill, Ma, Marriage Record of Addie (Brown) Harrison ("B") a40, 2nd widowed, born Henrico, Co., VA, daughter of Benjamin Brown & Eliza _____ & Charles Ricks ("B") a37, 1st, born Prince George County, VA, shoemaker, son of Alfred Ricks & Winnie Harrison, by J. L. Marable, Clergyman of Haverhill.
1910 Census shows Addie Ricks a49 in Haverhill b. Virginia, Mulatto, wife of Charles Ricks. Charles a50 shoemaker, also born in Virginia. His 1st marriage 9y, her 2nd,0/0ch, Agnes Baker, scrub woman, a50, lodger, with them.
1920 Census doesn't show them from what I see, but the Haverhill Directories show them up to 1923 & then his remarriage to Mary E. by 1926.
1930 Census shows him married to Mary E.
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy