Syvlia Harriett Caldwell

Biography
Family Bible has as Harriett Sylvia, although she was always called Sylvia.

May 3, 1955 Ottumwa Courier newspaper:

MRS. PETTIGRES DIES IN COLORADO CRASH.

Mrs. Sylvia Caldwell Pettigrew, 68, wife of C. Benton Pettigrew of 360 North Marion street, was fatally injured in a three-car crash at 11:30 a.m. Monday (May 2nd) near Hugo, Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. Pettigrew were returning from a winter in California when, blinded by a dust storm, Mr. Pettigrew drove into two cars that had been wrecked earlier.

Mrs. Pettigrew failed to regain consciouesness. Mr. Pettigrew has chest and knee injuries and is being cared for at Hugo hospital. His injuries are said not to be critical.

One of their sons, Beryl Pettigrew, music supervisor in the Ottumwa schools, left Des Moines by air early today to be with his father and assist in their return. They had been residents of Ottumwa since 1939. Mrs. Pettigrew was an active member of the First Presbyterian church in Ottumwa.

Mr. and Mrs. Pettigrew had spent the winter in Los Angeles with his mother. They had attended the wedding of their daughter, Mrs. Byrd, on April 4, and had visited the family of their son, Lewis B., at Colorado Springs while en route home. Funeral services were held Friday, May 6, 1955 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fisrt Presbyterian church, by Rev. Harold J. Drown. Burial in Ottumwa, Ia. cemetery.
Facts
  • 5 Dec 1886 - Birth - ; Lewisburg, Iowa
  • 6 May 1955 - Burial - ; Ottumwa, Iowa
  • 2 May 1955 - Death - ; Hugo, Colorado
Ancestors
   
Nicholas Caldwell
10 Jul 1824 - 17 Sep 1898
 
 
Lewis N Caldwell
19 Jun 1860 - 24 Apr 1929
  
  
  
 
Syvlia Harriett Caldwell
5 Dec 1886 - 2 May 1955
  
 
  
 
 
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
CHILDREN
MLee L Caldwell
Birth1 Jul 1883Lewisburg, Iowa
Death
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
Death
Marriage1 Sep 1909to Anita King
Marriage9 Mar 1935to Bertha Bell Scott
FRuth Florence Caldwell
Birth23 Sep 1899Lewisburg, Iowa
Death
Marriage30 Jun 1918to Leonard Charles Fisher at Humeston, Iowa
FLucy Lucille Caldwell
Birth6 May 1897Lewisburg, Iowa
Death
Marriage18 Sep 1922to Harry Claude Stotts at Des Moines, Iowa
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Cyrus Benton Pettigrew
Birth28 Jan 1886
Death
Marriage10 Jan 1911to Syvlia Harriett Caldwell
FatherDaniel Webster Pettigrew
MotherElla Mary McCabe
PARENT (F) Syvlia Harriett Caldwell
Birth5 Dec 1886Lewisburg, Iowa
Death2 May 1955 Hugo, Colorado
Marriage10 Jan 1911to Cyrus Benton Pettigrew
FatherLewis N Caldwell
MotherLucy E. Surbaugh
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