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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday: Gold Headed Cane

My grandfather, Alfred Tennyson Vaughn and the gold-headed cane

& the Gold-Headed Cane

My grandparents, Alfred & Naomi (Herzog) Vaughn with the Gold Headed Cane




The Story of the Gold Headed Cane:
A gold headed cane was a status symbol, and was owned by plantation owners. Cornelius Vaughn owned one of these gold headed canes.

At a golden wedding celebration in 9/1/1890, at Medical Lake, Washington, Cornelius Vaughn passed down the gold headed cane down. So the cane was passed down from Cornelius Vaughn Sr. to Cornelius Vaughn Jr. and on to Joseph George Vaughn. Then just two days before he died, Joseph George called all of his children, as could possibly come, to his bedside. Those children that were able to make it were: StanleyFloraWilliamDavidElmer, and AlfredJoseph George Vaughn then presented the gold-headed cane down to Alfred Tennyson Vaughn, the youngest of all the children. He asked that his name and those present, all of their names be inscribed on the gold head of the cane. This was not done because they decided that there were just too many names.




Alfred Tennyson Vaughn had this cane in Seattle, until his death in 1999. His wife kept it in safe keeping where it was passed on to another Vaughn relative.



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