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Sons of Temperance [Love, Purity, Charity], Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio

Sons of Temperance [Love, Purity, Charity]

A triangle inscribed with the words Love, Purity and Charity is the symbol for the Sons of Temperance.

From WIKI: The Sons of Temperance was a brotherhood of men who promoted the temperance movement and mutual support. It began spreading rapidly during the 1840s throughout the United States and parts of Canada. The organization had a highly restricted membership. In order to become a member (called a “brother“), a man had to be nominated by an existing brother. Three other brothers would then investigate his life to determine if they thought he was worthy of membership.