> It's not an OES emblem.
I would think not, unless the carver was incompetent or had an
aversion to inverted stars. An OES star often (but not always) has
the letters "F A T A L" between the points.
The depicted star has the outline of a pentagram. AL usually has a
distorted star, not quite true to a pentagram outline. GAR used an
inverted, somewhat distorted star (but could not apply here, though
a daughters' society might).
I would think it one of the orders associated with masonry or
shriners -- there must be some other than OES and White Shrine, but
I have insufficient experience with latter-day masons and shriners
to say which it might be.
Some of the collections of gravestone and graveyard symbols are:
The latter has links to some similar sites at its end.
"Dale H. Cook" <bridgewate...@plymouthcolony.net