[JAC - Lucy Lucille Caldwell Stotts produced the first Caldwell genealogy of my lineage in 1935, and updated it again 30 years later. The beginnings of my research were taken from her work and have grown to almost 3,800 relatives as of this writing. Lucille has long since past. I have included as many of her direct family notes as possible out of respect for her years of work to produce the foundation upon which I later came to build.]

Attended grade school in the Lewisburg school. Had two years of Highschool in Corydon, Iowa, but due to illness did not graduate there. Later graduated in the 1920 Class of Capitol City Commercial College. Exercises held Jan. 27, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Worked as Stenographer for a few months, and then was head bookkeeper at Clemmons Automobile Company of Des Moines, IA. for three years. Joined the Unity Baptist Church in Wayne County, Feb. 8, 1910.

Married Monday, Sept. 18, 1922 in the Highland Park Presbyterian Church study, Des Moines, Iowa at 8:00 to Harry Claude Stotts (always called Claude), born May 15, 1881, Panora, Iowa of Elza Sanford Stotts and wife Alice Roberts (Lindley) Stotts. (NOTE: Elza S. was born May 2, 1856 Redfield, Iowa. Died March 16, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa. Alice Roberts Lindley Stotts born Feb 5, 1862 near Stuart, Dallas County, Iowa. Died Tuesday Nov 1, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa. Both are buried in Glendale Cemetary of that city.)

The Rev W.S. Harries performed the ceremony of L. Lucille and H. Claude Stotts.

Claude attended school in Perry, Iowa, graduated from Highschool there and went to Junior college in Perry. Had two years at college in Ames, Iowa. He was wholesale territory representative for J.H. Matthews Auto Co., and for ten years was with Willys-Overland Inc.

In March 1936 he was elected Mayor of Urbandale, Iowa and again elected in 1938. His last position was for Solar Air Craft in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • 6 May 1897 - Birth - ; Lewisburg, Iowa
Nicholas Caldwell
10 Jul 1824 - 17 Sep 1898
Lewis N Caldwell
19 Jun 1860 - 24 Apr 1929
Lucy E. Surbaugh
27 Feb 1863 - 31 Jul 1945
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Lewis N Caldwell
Birth19 Jun 1860Lewisburg, Iowa
Death24 Apr 1929 Corydon, Iowa
Marriage28 Dec 1880to Lucy E. Surbaugh at Lewisburg, Iowa
FatherNicholas Caldwell
MotherAbigail J. Curtis
PARENT (F) Lucy E. Surbaugh
Birth27 Feb 1863Lewisburg, Iowa
Death31 Jul 1945 Ottumwa, Iowa
Marriage28 Dec 1880to Lewis N Caldwell at Lewisburg, Iowa
FatherJohn Henry Surbaugh
MotherElizabeth Gwinn
MLee L Caldwell
Birth1 Jul 1883Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage30 Mar 1904to Alberta Mace at Allerton, Iowa
MHarry C Caldwell
Birth26 Jan 1885Lewisburg, Iowa
Death8 Feb 1943Des Moines, Iowa
Marriage8 May 1907to Beatrice Littell at Corydon, Iowa
MDon Henry Caldwell
Birth25 Nov 1891Lewisburg, Iowa
Death19 Feb 1894Lewisburg, Iowa
FSyvlia Harriett Caldwell
Birth5 Dec 1886Lewisburg, Iowa
Death2 May 1955Hugo, Colorado
Marriage10 Jan 1911to Cyrus Benton Pettigrew
MNicholas John Caldwell
Birth4 Mar 1890Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage1 Sep 1909to Anita King
Marriage9 Mar 1935to Bertha Bell Scott
FRuth Florence Caldwell
Birth23 Sep 1899Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage30 Jun 1918to Leonard Charles Fisher at Humeston, Iowa
FLucy Lucille Caldwell
Birth6 May 1897Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage18 Sep 1922to Harry Claude Stotts at Des Moines, Iowa
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Harry Claude Stotts
Birth15 May 1881Panore, Iowa
Death22 Jun 1952 Des Moines, Iowa
Marriage18 Sep 1922to Lucy Lucille Caldwell at Des Moines, Iowa
FatherElza Sanford Stotts
MotherAlice Roberts Lindley
PARENT (F) Lucy Lucille Caldwell
Birth6 May 1897Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage18 Sep 1922to Harry Claude Stotts at Des Moines, Iowa
FatherLewis N Caldwell
MotherLucy E. Surbaugh
Marriageto LIVING
Descendancy Chart
Lucy Lucille Caldwell b: 6 May 1897
Harry Claude Stotts b: 15 May 1881 d: 22 Jun 1952