Edward Berry Caldwell

Biography
Edward, or "EB" as he was known was my grandfather. He attended the University of Iowa, and was an ensign in the US Navy near the end of WWI (A-522739). At the University of Iowa, he met Luella Anderson.

EB was a territory sales agent for Warren Webster & Company, headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, before founding Mechanical Constructors with his brother, James with offices in Moline, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona. He was a private pilot flying twin-engine Beechcraft airplanes and the first member of Short Hills Country CLub, East Moline, Illinois, with a powered golf cart.

As a Club member, EB was in favor of obtaining powered golf carts. Those in charge were convinced that these carts would not work, so EB bought one for himself. Shortly thereafter, several Club members appeared with powered golf carts.


Partner w/ brother James in Mechanical Constructors, an Illinios based major contractor with additional offices in Phoenix, AZ (Late 1950's, early 1960's). Was the first member of Short Hills Country Club, East Moline, IL, with a powered golf cart.

d. lu in abt 1961
Facts
  • 23 Feb 1900 - Birth - ; Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
  • 17 Dec 1966 - Death - ; Moline, IL
Ancestors
   
James Caldwell
28 Jan 1829 - 19 Jan 1887
 
 
James Lennon Caldwell
6 Jun 1869 - 6 Mar 1951
  
  
  
 
Edward Berry Caldwell
23 Feb 1900 - 17 Dec 1966
  
 
  
 
 
Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry
9 Aug 1878 - 1 Oct 1943
  
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Lennon Caldwell
Birth6 Jun 1869Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death6 Mar 1951 Moline, IL
Marriage12 Dec 1888to Hattie Francis Surbaugh at Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage31 Oct 1898to Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry
FatherJames Caldwell
MotherMerriam Elizabeth Downs
PARENT (F) Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry
Birth9 Aug 1878Humeston, IA
Death1 Oct 1943 Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage31 Oct 1898to James Lennon Caldwell
FatherJames L. Berry
MotherLaura M.
CHILDREN
MEdward Berry Caldwell
Birth23 Feb 1900Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death17 Dec 1966Moline, IL
Marriage1 Jan 1925to Luella Adeline Anderson at Ogden, IA
MClive Eugene Caldwell
Birth13 Mar 1902Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death2 May 1918Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
MJames Lennon Jr. Caldwell
Birth10 Feb 1911Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death28 Feb 2002Moline, Illinios
Marriage28 Aug 1937to Fay E. Bladel at Davenport, IA
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edward Berry Caldwell
Birth23 Feb 1900Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death17 Dec 1966 Moline, IL
Marriage1 Jan 1925to Luella Adeline Anderson at Ogden, IA
FatherJames Lennon Caldwell
MotherMary Matilda "Molly" Berry
PARENT (F) Luella Adeline Anderson
Birth20 Aug 1902Boone, IA
Death1 Aug 1988 Davenport, IA
Marriage1 Jan 1925to Edward Berry Caldwell at Ogden, IA
FatherCarl Henry Anderson
MotherHannah Viktoria Bergstrom
CHILDREN
MRobert Edward Caldwell
Birth21 Aug 1931Moline, IL
Death22 Nov 2000Urbana, IL
Marriage28 Apr 1951to Elizabeth Norwood Cunningham at Davenport, IA
MDonald Eugene Caldwell
Birth13 Mar 1936Moline, IL
Death25 Feb 1985Davenport, IA
Marriageto LIVING
Descendancy Chart
Edward Berry Caldwell b: 23 Feb 1900 d: 17 Dec 1966
Luella Adeline Anderson b: 20 Aug 1902 d: 1 Aug 1988
Robert Edward Caldwell b: 21 Aug 1931 d: 22 Nov 2000
Elizabeth Norwood Cunningham b: 19 Oct 1931 d: 4 Jul 1996
Donald Eugene Caldwell b: 13 Mar 1936 d: 25 Feb 1985