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David Caldwell married Unknown. New Madrid Co MO Census of
1830 shows a David Caldwell (40-50 yrs) and a wife (30-40 yrs) living in Big
Prarie. 5 males 2< 5yr, 1<10, 1- 10-15, 1- 40-50; 2 women 1- 15-20,
1- 30-40. No slaves. The family is not shown on the county census of
1840. New Madrid, MO Co records 1832-1846 show David G. Caldwell died
intestate 5/11/1836 widow Margaret Jane, 7 child Lucy, Patsy, Harey, Edmund H.,
Seborn P., Lilburn G., William J. (?William J.) & 3 grand Louisa C., Mary
E., Ann Marie.
J. Caldwell born 1833, Pulaski Co., IL, occupation farmer, married (1)
Mandy Vibert, in New Madrid County, MO, married (2) Elizabeth Mize, in
Pulaski County, KY, married (3) Emaline Langston, 1878, born Germany,
married (4) Margaret Presnell. William died 14 Jun 1885, Hog Creek near
Burfordsville, MO. Murdered by a step-son while standing on the front
porch, shot during a cattle drive by the ?Indian? son of his new third
wife. He was shot on the porch, stumbled through the house and died across
the bed. Had service in the Co. E, of the IL Cavalry during the Civil War,
was wounded and later received a pension. May have enlisted two times and
gone to Canada in between under another name. I have a copy of his pension
papers and statement about his injury. Elizabeth: Moved to Missouri from
Kentucky. Emaline: or Lampson. Margaret: Filed for William J.
Caldwell's military pension. She had children by previous marriage(s).
One was said to be an Indian boy who killed is step-father over either money or
cattle at their home on Hog Creek. After William's death she lived in
Pemiscott County, MO.
Riley Caldwell born 1860, occupation farmer, married Alice Ann Hale,
1880, in Scott County, MO, born 1863, IL?, died 1948, Osceola, AR. William
died 10 Dec 1925. His personality was in direct contrast to his
wife's. Jovial social man whose ancestry was largely German. He
enjoyed a beer with his friends on a Saturday night. Operated a butcher
shop in Sikeston, nearly always had a big steak for his breakfast. He
returned to farming and died on his farm in 1925. He raised cattle and
hogs. He died next to his fence and a neighbor found him. Family
members have 4 different watches attributed to be his that he was carrying when
he died. Jim Wallace is one. Alice: Her mother died when she was 3
years old, and father at 7 yrs. Lived with her older sister Ellen for
quite a while, then hired out and worked for various families. Slightly
built, never weighed over 115 pounds, facial structure showed Indian heritage,
high cheek bones, dark skin, very reserved and reluctant in personality and
talking about her early life. Always kept her emotions under tight
Caldwell #343 born 1883, married (1) Lee Shanks, occupation store owner,
married (2) Will Moore #356, occupation store keeper Hayti, MO. Nona died
1946, buried Hayti, MO.
Shanks died 1972, California
Shanks married Marvin Blankenship in California, had 4 children
W.F. Moore occupation grocer, Hayti, MO, died 1962, private plane crash.
Eva Moore occupation grocer, Hayti, MO, died 1968. One son, John Moore ??
Caldwell born 1885, near Sikeston, MO, occupation farmer, married (1) Addie
Lemley, married (2) Beulah Calvin Andrews. Early died 1962, at
home in Sikeston, MO, buried Memorial Park, Sikeston, MO. Beulah: one
daughter by previous marriage, Laverne Andrews.
Caldwell born 1907, occupation deckhand, MS River, died 1972
Caldwell born ca 1910. Married Lillian Rasberry. Died 1995.
Caldwell born ca 1912, Scott County
Caldwell born ca 1914, Scott County, MO. Married an Indian who died,
one daughter. Married a second time, lived in KY. Died 1990.
Caldwell married (1) Phil Waldman, married (2) Robert Frazer.
Caldwell married Ted Lynch
Clarence Caldwell born 1885, near Sikeston, MO, died 1908, Shot to death at a summer
picnic. Grandma Caldwell was so overcome with grief she had to
be persuaded to bury him.
Pearl Caldwell born
1889, married Henry Robitaille, occupation life in prison -
murder. Pearl died Aug 1912, Denver, CO, by her husband,
buried Denver, CO. They lived a hectic life. Her husband
shot and killed her during a quarrel. The day before she died
she bought a new suit and large plumed hat. Her husband was
sentenced to life in prison. She was said to have two children
she kept in the attic. One child died when living in Sikeston,
MO, after contracting a disease from wild animals at the
circus. She was shot in the back. She got to Colorado by
stealing money from her grandmother's purse.
Florence Mae Caldwell born 10 Aug 1890, Scott Co? occupation rest owner, married Oliver
Lawrence Daugherty, 26 May 1908, in Rev. Jn Mills, Matthews
parsonage, born 9 Jul 1886, occupation farmer/rest owner, died 19
May 1976, SIkeston, MO, 89 yrs, 10 months. Florence died 27
Sep 1983, Sikeston, MO, buried Memorial Park Cemetery. Oliver:
"Dad and Mom" farmed until age 60 then retired and opened
Paul Ruskin Daugherty born 9 Dec 1908, New Madrid Co., occupation farmer, married
Lois Crouthers, 6 Jun 1934, born 14 Feb 1912, Blackwell, AR,
occupation Tom's Grill/Clair Rest., died 18 Nov 1991, MO Delta
Medical Center, Sikeston, MO, buried 21 Nov 1991, Evergreen
Cemetery, New Madrid. Paul died 29 Oct 1934, Matthews, MO,
buried 30 Oct 1934, Memorial Park, Sikeston, MO. Died of
cancer from a farm accident.
Carl Willard Daugherty
born 28 Dec 1910, New Madrid Co., MO, occupation salesman,
married (1) Virginia Gosnell, bef 8 May 1935, married (2)
Amelia Osborne Douglas, 8 May 1935, born 2 Aug 1915, Oak
Forest, Lee Co., AR, died 3 Mar 1988, Pine Bluff, AR. Carl
died 15 Nov 1962, heart condition, Pinebluff, Hospital,
AR, buried Pinebluff, AR. Over the years he worked for a
steel company in Chicago, Scott Milling of Sikeston, MO;
Colgate-Palmolive, Peet Soap Co; Silbernagel Wholesale Grocery
when he died. His hobby was cooking. Lived in
Hammond, IN; Dyersburg, TN; Rome, GA; Barnesville, GA; England,
AR; Little Rock, AR; Winchester, AR; and Pine Bluff, AR.
Oliver Lawrence (Bud)
Daugherty born 8 Mar 1917, north of Matthews, MO, occupation
Builk Plant Manager TEXACO 30y, married Clauda Tribbey 3 Apr
1948 in Sikeston, MO, born Risco, MO.
Leonard Caldwell born 5
May 1896, died 12 May 1897, buried City Cemetery, Sikeston, MO.
Mildred Caldwell born 30
Jul 1902, died 30 Jul 1902, buried City Cemetery, Sikeston, MO.
Walter Clint Caldwell,
Sr. born 19 Jan 1892, Scott County, MO, occupation mechanic, married
Lennie Roberts 10 Sep 1911, born 7 Mar 1895. Walter died 24
Jun 1961, Osceola, AR, buried City Cemetery, Sikeston, MO.
Lennie: fro mOran, MO they had 6 children: JR C. died very young,
Clint C. b. 1916 d heart burst in Post Office, Osceola, AR, Robert
Lynn b. 1936 d. 1972 motorcycle crash
Walter Clint Caldwell,
Jr. born 5 Jul 1913, MO, married Marilyn Bennett, 15 Dec
1940. Walter died 14 Jul 1955
Caldwell born 18 Aug 1916 died 3 Mar 1918, Missouri
Robert Lynn Caldwell
born 18 Jan 1934, Osceola, AR, died 7 Dec 1971, Memphis.
Elmer Caldwell born 1897,
occuaption farmer, married Thelma Brooks. Elmer died 1928, VA
Hospital in St. Louis, MO. WWI Veteran, died of Bright's
disease in a VA hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Dona Caldwell born 1899,
Scott Co., married Elmer H. Stephens, born ca 1892, Wayne County,
MO, occupation stenographer, died 1970, Osceola, AR. Dona died
1971, Osceola, AR, buried Osceola, AR.
Mary Alyce Stephens
born 1918, occupation teacher 38 yrs, died 1988. Married
to J.W. Stusse 1943, lived Chicago area after teaching 38 yrs
after retirement she traveled during winter they operated a shoe
store in the Chicago area, they retired in Mt. Home, AR next to
Dr. Spock. No children.
Gladys Caldwell born ca
1905, Scott County, MO, married Harold Bruce, 1923, in Sikeston
area, occupation Insurance salesman, died 1988, AR, buried Memorial
Park, Sikeston, MO. Gladys died unk, Sikeston, MO, buried
Memorial Park, Sikeston, MO. Youngest C. daughter, she
strongly resembled her mother, slender and frail in
appearance. The Indian heritage could be noted in the facial
bones. The German-Dutch heritage was very strong in the
child Bruce died
infant, buried Memorial Park
child Bruce II died
Jackson Caldwell born 1864,
Pulaski County, IL, occupation farmer, married Ida Watkins bef 1894,
born 1874, died 1942. Jackson died 1936.
Maude Caldwell born 1894
married 1) Ransom Schism, married 2) A.C. Thrower. maude died
1966, Stroke, buried City Cemetery, Sikeston, MO. Ransom: car
Nannie Caldwell born 1879,
married Will Wright, occupation farmer. Nannie died 1973,
Sikeston, MO nursing home age 94, buried City Cemetery (?) Sikeston, MO.
Clarence Wright. He
was thrown from a horse as he was crossing the railroad a bout 1
mile from the O.L. Daugherty farm north of Matthews, broke his neck
and killed him about 20 years old.
Bland Wright married
Margaret Caldwell born 1882,
married "Gus" Smith. Margaret died 1936, lived at Risco,
MO, buried DCity Cemetery, Sikeston, MO. 5 sets of twins and 5 single
children. Some of the children live in Dexter.