Merriam Elizabeth Downs

Biography
Obit from the Humeston New Era of Jan. 22, 1913:

Mrs. Meriam Caldwell, died at Leon at the age of 79 years, one month, 5 days, having been injured in a fall six weeks earlier. She was a resident of Clay township from 1855. Her husband James died Jan. 19, 1887 at the age of 58.

- Provided by Pauline (Gibbs) Williams, Humeston, Iowa
Facts
  • 12 Dec 1833 - Birth - ; Stark County, OH
  • 19 Jan 1913 - Burial - ; Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
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Death
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Birth
Death
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CHILDREN
FMerriam Elizabeth Downs
Birth12 Dec 1833Stark County, OH
DeathLeon, IA
Marriage4 Jul 1851to James Caldwell at Lima, Stark County, OH
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
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
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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
Descendancy Chart
Merriam Elizabeth Downs b: 12 Dec 1833
James Caldwell b: 28 Jan 1829 d: 19 Jan 1887
Gilmon Clinton Caldwell b: 9 Jul 1852 d: 6 May 1921
Martha Ellen Cherrington b: 29 Jun 1852 d: 21 Jul 1893
Myrtie Evaline Caldwell b: 6 Aug 1880 d: 24 Oct 1950
Ottie Virgil Wilmot b: 3 Apr 1870 d: 25 Jan 1943
Elsie Ellen Wilmot b: 16 Aug 1900
Earl W. Davis b: 21 Dec 1884
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Homer Wilmot b: 12 Nov 1898
Esther Myrtie Wilmot b: 6 Jun 1902
W. R. Henley b: 9 May 1890
Leora B. Caldwell b: 8 Oct 1873 d: 24 Oct 1873
Merriam Viola Caldwell b: 24 Oct 1874 d: 1876
J. Cecil Caldwell b: 9 Mar 1877 d: 5 Sep 1903
Infant Caldwell b: 9 Jan 1879 d: 9 Jan 1879
Lillian Gertrude Caldwell b: 17 Sep 1882 d: 15 Jul 1950
James Roscoe Bremer b: 2 Oct 1901 d: 17 Dec 1918
Lloyd Cecil Bremer b: 24 Mar 1903 d: 2 May 1971
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Luther Worden Bremer b: 5 Sep 1905 d: 6 Jul 1906
Samuel E. Burke b: 23 Jan 1883
Samuel Edward Burke b: 12 Jul 1921 d: 26 May 1980
Edward Virgil Caldwell b: 24 Sep 1884 d: 13 Feb 1949
Carlton Willard Caldwell b: 12 Jul 1886 d: 10 Apr 1966
Gilmon Clinton Jr. Caldwell b: 19 Jul 1890 d: 4 Apr 1959
Marie Catherine Caldwell b: 22 Jul 1919 d: 25 Sep 1986
Chancey Harrison Caldwell b: 20 Dec 1888 d: 8 Apr 1966
Lorenzo Caldwell b: 25 Jan 1914 d: 10 Nov 1974
Harold Clinton Caldwell b: 16 May 1915 d: 15 Oct 1985
Harold DeWayne Caldwell b: 15 Sep 1939 d: 18 Oct 1959
Violet Blanche Caldwell b: 2 Feb 1918 d: 1998
Leslie Clayborn Caldwell b: 13 Apr 1920 d: 14 Sep 1989
Leland J. D. Caldwell b: 12 Oct 1923 d: 1943
Lillian Elnora Caldwell b: 11 Jun 1854 d: 4 Aug 1919
Ambrose S. Vanderbeek b: 15 Feb 1850 d: 11 Nov 1934
Arthur Eugene Vanderbeek b: 20 Feb 1872 d: 24 Mar 1954
May Agnes Fisher b: 16 Nov 1872
Lillian Emma Vanderbeek b: 9 Feb 1894
Ethel Merriam Vanderbeek b: 7 Aug 1896
Guy R. Zessin b: 28 Mar 1897
Ardath Ruth Zessin b: 1 Sep 1939 d: 1 Dec 1946
Grace Olive Vanderbeek b: 29 Jul 1898
Edward Thomas Nelson b: 30 Apr 1903
Edith Ellen Vanderbeek b: 11 Sep 1900
Irma May Vanderbeek b: 24 Feb 1903
Ambrose Fred Vanderbeek b: 5 Feb 1905 d: 8 Mar 1905
Edith B. Vanderbeek b: 5 Mar 1874 d: 12 Aug 1924
William Henry McVey b: 5 Apr 1871
Jacob Ambrose McVey b: 21 Jul 1893
Adah LeVaugh d: 12 Apr 1937
Pearl McVey b: 20 May 1895 d: 28 May 1895
Madge Nellie McVey b: 28 Apr 1896
Frank Melvin Bond b: 1 Aug 1892
Henry Floyd McVey b: 4 Jul 1898
Ralph McKinley McVey b: 9 Sep 1900 d: 14 Sep 1910
DeArcy Elizabeth McVey b: 27 Apr 1903
Merriam D. Vanderbeek b: 6 May 1876 d: 28 Jan 1877
Ruben D. Vanderbeek b: 21 Aug 1878
Clara McElhaney b: 7 Jun 1882
William Vanderbeek b: 17 Jan 1881 d: 25 Jul 1881
James Carleton Vanderbeek b: 13 Aug 1882 d: 13 Jul 1937
Minnie M. Lott b: 10 Aug 1880
Lillian Hitzmann b: 15 Oct 1892
Ambrose C. Vanderbeek b: 16 Aug 1889 d: 22 Jun 1933
Anna Elizabeth Hoschler b: 18 Nov 1892 d: 22 Oct 1934
Perry Bertrand Vanderbeek b: 5 May 1892
Charles Lester Vanderbeek b: 3 Jun 1896
Nellie Pattison b: 23 Sep 1897
Fayette Jean Layman b: 4 Apr 1951 d: Mar 1954
Dewey Dean Vanderbeek b: 1 Sep 1898
Sadie Loretta Dunnigan b: Mar 1898
Willard Wilson Caldwell b: 14 Jul 1856 d: 13 Sep 1930
Jemina Jane McKinney d: Apr 1920
Barbara Leora Caldwell b: 28 Aug 1858 d: 21 Jan 1938
Edward Harlan Alexander b: 11 Feb 1860 d: 29 Dec 1916
Clara Belle Caldwell b: 27 Nov 1860 d: Mar 1887
Evaline Merriam Caldwell b: 7 Jan 1866 d: 28 Apr 1951
Carleton Monroe McGuire b: 22 Jan 1863 d: 27 Mar 1932
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
Cora Etta Caldwell b: 31 May 1872 d: 8 Jul 1943
Lewis James Gwinn b: 28 Oct 1867
Leo Jay Gwinn b: 11 Mar 1890 d: 8 Mar 1960
Olive Belle Gwinn b: 22 Nov 1891 d: 2 Feb 1973
Henrietta Gwinn b: 18 Sep 1893
Vernon Amos Weaver b: 19 Jul 1889
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Merriam Lovicy Gwinn b: 27 May 1895
Charles Rheintgen b: 6 Jan 1885 d: 6 Jun 1935
Charles Edward Rheintgen b: 20 May 1916 d: 14 Jun 1957
Cora Etta Rheintgen b: 30 Jan 1919 d: 2 Feb 1919
Evelyn Merriam Rheintgen b: 11 Mar 1924 d: 13 Mar 1924
Barbara Leora Gwinn b: 29 Nov 1896
David Henry Holden b: 12 Sep 1886
James Mathew Gwinn b: 9 Nov 1898 d: 23 Oct 1918
Milo Willard Gwinn b: 9 Oct 1900 d: 23 Jul 1905
Cora Evaline Gwinn b: 2 Feb 1904 d: 6 Jul 1905
Albert Joseph Terry b: 10 Jul 1901
Selma Coretta Terry b: 24 Apr 1928 d: 26 Apr 1928
Joseph Nicholas Caldwell b: 16 Aug 1874 d: 4 Apr 1876