James Lennon Caldwell

Biography
James was my fathers grandfather. What I know of James was that he was a famer. He was buying up smaller farms before the Depression. By the end of the Depression, he had lost almost everything but his house.

Newman Caldwell, grandson of James by Lester Earl, tells me that after the Depression, James and Molly went on to operate a rooming house.

James moved into the home of his son, Edward, and died at Moline Hospital in Moline, Illinios - the same hospital that my father, myself, and my son were born. - JAC


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Obituary of James L. Caldwwell

James L. Caldwell, son of James L and Merriam Caldwell was born on a farm near Lewisburg, Iowa, June 6, 1869, and died March 5, 1951 at Moline City Hospital, Moline Illinios following a brief illness.

Mr. Caldwell married Hattie Surbaugh December 12, 1888, and they lived on the home farm near Lewisburg until her death Januray 8, 1892.

On October 31, 1898, Mr. Caldwell married Mary M. Berry and continued to live on the home farm until 1916, when they moved to Humeston. Later they moved to Leon, Iowa where Mrs. Caldwell died on October 1, 1943. Since that time Mr. Caldwell has lived with his sons in Davenport, Iowa, and Moline, Illinios.

Mr. Caldwell was a member of Clay Masonic Lodge at Lewisburg, Iowa, where he served as master for several years. He also was a member of the Eastern Star at Leon, Iowa.

Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. One son died in infancy, and another son, Clive Eugene, died May 2, 1918. Surviving are three sons: L.E. Caldwell of Lewisburg, Edward B. of Davenport, and James L. of Moline; one sister Dr. Eva McGuire of Garden Grove, Iowa; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 1951 from Slades' Funeral Chapel at Leon, Iowa, the Rev. John McCallum officiating. Masonic services were conducted by Clay Lodge of Lewisburg with Kenneth Mitchell officiating. Mr. Lionel V. Foley, accompanied by Mrs. Hazel Hines at the piano sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Lords Prayer". Burial was in Lewisburg cemetery. Pallbearers were Earld Cox, Roy Cox, Ross Fulton, Payton Hull, Everett Kronklin and Mark Riddle.

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Mason and Eastern Star
Facts
  • 6 Jun 1869 - Birth - ; Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
  • 6 Mar 1951 - Death - ; Moline, IL
Ancestors
   
John Caldwell
16 Jan 1801 - 15 Mar 1870
 
 
James Caldwell
28 Jan 1829 - 19 Jan 1887
  
  
  
Barbry Simons
12 Jan 1801 - 3 Jan 1873
 
James Lennon Caldwell
6 Jun 1869 - 6 Mar 1951
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Caldwell
Birth28 Jan 1829Edinburg, Portage County, OH
Death19 Jan 1887 Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage4 Jul 1851to Merriam Elizabeth Downs at Lima, Stark County, OH
FatherJohn Caldwell
MotherBarbry Simons
PARENT (F) Merriam Elizabeth Downs
Birth12 Dec 1833Stark County, OH
Death Leon, IA
Marriage4 Jul 1851to James Caldwell at Lima, Stark County, OH
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MGilmon Clinton Caldwell
Birth9 Jul 1852Berrien County, MI
Death6 May 1921Denver, CO
Marriage24 Dec 1872to Martha Ellen Cherrington
FLillian Elnora Caldwell
Birth11 Jun 1854Berrien County, MI
Death4 Aug 1919
Marriage3 May 1871to Ambrose S. Vanderbeek
MWillard Wilson Caldwell
Birth14 Jul 1856Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death13 Sep 1930Witchita, Kansas
Marriage1878to Jemina Jane McKinney at Linville, Iowa
FBarbara Leora Caldwell
Birth28 Aug 1858Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death21 Jan 1938Leon, Iowa
Marriage25 Oct 1882to Edward Harlan Alexander at Lewisburg, Iowa
UClara Belle Caldwell
Birth27 Nov 1860Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
DeathMar 1887Lewisburg, Iowa
FEvaline Merriam Caldwell
Birth7 Jan 1866Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death28 Apr 1951Garden Grove, iowa
Marriage29 May 1886to Carleton Monroe McGuire at Lewisburg, Iowa
MJames Lennon Caldwell
Birth6 Jun 1869Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death6 Mar 1951Moline, IL
Marriage12 Dec 1888to Hattie Francis Surbaugh at Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage31 Oct 1898to Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry
FCora Etta Caldwell
Birth31 May 1872Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death8 Jul 1943Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Marriage16 Jul 1889to Lewis James Gwinn at Lewisburg, Iowa
UJoseph Nicholas Caldwell
Birth16 Aug 1874Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death4 Apr 1876Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
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) Hattie Francis Surbaugh
Birth30 Oct 1868Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death8 Jan 1892 Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage12 Dec 1888to James Lennon Caldwell at Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
FatherSurbaugh
Mother?
CHILDREN
MLester Earl Caldwell
Birth19 Dec 1889Lewisburg, Iowa
Death
Marriage22 Dec 1909to Fleeta Maie Gibbs at Lewisburg, Iowa
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
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
Descendancy Chart
James Lennon Caldwell b: 6 Jun 1869 d: 6 Mar 1951
Hattie Francis Surbaugh b: 30 Oct 1868 d: 8 Jan 1892
Lester Earl Caldwell b: 19 Dec 1889
Fleeta Maie Gibbs b: 15 Nov 1888
Sandra Jean Lovett b: 28 Mar 1939 d: 30 Dec 1939
Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry b: 9 Aug 1878 d: 1 Oct 1943
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
Clive Eugene Caldwell b: 13 Mar 1902 d: 2 May 1918
James Lennon Jr. Caldwell b: 10 Feb 1911 d: 28 Feb 2002
Fay E. Bladel b: 12 Jul 1909 d: 20 Jan 1999