Indiana McCaslins

William Edgar (Edgar) McCaslinAge: 74 years18751950

Name
William Edgar (Edgar) McCaslin
Birth July 8, 1875 49 49
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census 1880 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherAlexander McCaslin
April 2, 1888 (Age 12 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Date of death given as 11 Apr 1888 on Alexander's tombstone
Death of a motherMartha Jane Alexander
June 2, 1889 (Age 13 years)
Source: Find a Grave
MarriageHattie Mae HalsteadView this family
October 25, 1899 (Age 24 years)
Publication: AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana 2006)
Note: Edinburgh Presbyterian Church
Census 1900 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Alexander McCaslin
August 17, 1902 (Age 27 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#1
Martha Elizabeth (Elizabeth) (Betty) McCaslin
September 1, 1902 (Age 27 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census 1910 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Ellanor Louise (Louise) McCaslin
March 6, 1913 (Age 37 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a brotherGeorge A McCaslin
December 24, 1918 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a brotherGeorge A McCaslin
December 26, 1918 (Age 43 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Death of a sisterMartha Belle (Belle) McCaslin
December 22, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a sisterMartha Belle (Belle) McCaslin
after December 22, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery
Census 1920 (Age 44 years)
Census 1930 (Age 54 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Newton (Newton) McCaslin
May 19, 1937 (Age 61 years)
Source: S2098
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherRobert Newton (Newton) McCaslin
after May 19, 1937 (Age 61 years)
Source: S3863
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Buried in 1st Mount Pleasant Cemetery Section G Row 1 Stone 1 (Find A Grave Memorial# 122589668)
Census 1940 (Age 64 years)
Occupation
1910 Farmer

Death January 7, 1950 (Age 74 years)
Publication: AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana 2006)
Burial January 9, 1950 (2 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Publication: AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana 2006)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section K Row 4 Stone 13 (Find A Grave Memorial# 19134180)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 24, 1851, Johnson, Indiana
7 months
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
14 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
Martha Belle (Belle) McCaslin
Birth: October 14, 1866 41 41Indiana
Death: December 22, 1919Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
4 years
elder brother
5 years
himself
Family with Hattie Mae Halstead - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 25, 1899, Johnson, Indiana
3 years
daughter
11 years
daughter

Birth1900 US Federal Census
Birth1920 US Federal Census
BirthWorld War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
BirthFamily Bible Records of Johnson County, Indiana-A collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources
BirthS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census1880 US Federal Census
MarriageFamily Bible Records of Johnson County, Indiana-A collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources
MarriageIndiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941, Marriage Records 1848-1905 Books 3-7, Part I Index of Grooms Part II Index of Brides
MarriageThe Hopewell Journey: 350 Years from Immigrant Religion to Hoosier Faith; Hopewell Presbyterian Church 1831-2006
Publication: AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana 2006)
Census1900 US Federal Census
Census1910 US Federal Census
Census1920 US Federal Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
Census1940 US Federal Census
Occupation1910 US Federal Census
DeathFamily Bible records of Johnson County, Indiana and a collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources
DeathThe Hopewell Journey: 350 Years from Immigrant Religion to Hoosier Faith; Hopewell Presbyterian Church 1831-2006
Publication: AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana 2006)
BurialFind a Grave
BurialThe Hopewell Journey: 350 Years from Immigrant Religion to Hoosier Faith; Hopewell Presbyterian Church 1831-2006
Publication: AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana 2006)
BurialS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Marriage
Edinburgh Presbyterian Church
Burial
Greenlawn Cemetery Section K Row 4 Stone 13 (Find A Grave Memorial# 19134180)
Shared note
William Edgar McCaslin Agriculture has been an honored vocation from the earliest ages and as a usual thing men of honorable and humane impulses, as well as those of energy and thrift, have been patrons of husbandry. The free out-door life of the farm has a decided tendency to foster and develop that independence of mind and self-reliance which characterizes true manhood and no truer blessing can befall a boy than to be reared in close touch with nature in the healthful, life-inspiring labor of the fields. It has always been the fruitful soil from which have sprung the moral bone and sinew of the country, and the majority of our nation's great warriors, renowned statesmen and distinguished men of letters were born on the farm and were indebted largely to its early influence for the distinction which they have attained.The subject of this sketch is descended from one of the old established families of Indiana, his paternal grandfather, Alexander McCaslin, having come to this state from Mercer county, Kentucky, in 1816. He settled firstin Scott county, where the family remained until 1829, when they came to Johnson county, locating about two miles south of Franklin, where Alexander remained during the remainder of his life. His son, John McCaslin, father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Scott county and accompanied the family on its removal to Johnson county. He married Martha Jane Alexander, and among their children was the subject of this sketch.William Edgar McCaslin secured a good practical education in the common schools of Johnson county, and, being raised to the life of a farmer, he early recognized the fact that no other career offered to him so many opportunities for advancement and independence as agriculture, therefore he has never forsaken this vocation, but has given it his undivided attention with eminent success. He is the owner of a good farm of ninety-one acres in Franklin township, and his systematic methods and persistent energy have resulted in a commensurate degree of success.In 1899, Mr. McCaslin married Hattie May Halstead, a daughter of Albert and Louisa (Hoagland) Halstead, the father a native of Blue River township, this county. To Mr. and Mrs. McCaslin have been born two chlIdren, Martha Elizabeth and Eleanora Louise. Politically, Mr. McCaslin gives his support to the Republican party, and he takes a deep' and commendable interest in public affairs, though never been a seeker after office of any kind. In every avenue of life's activities he has performed his full part as a man, standing "four square to every wind that blows," and because of his genuine worth and high character he has enjoyed to a large degree the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens. He and his wife move in the best social circles of the community and are extemely popular among their acquaintances. Branigin, Elba L. History of Johnson County. Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc., 1913. pp 775-776 Transcribed by Lois Johnson In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 54-year-old John McCaslin farm is five farmsteads away from that of his cousin, David A McCaslin (David Wason McCaslin's son). John and his 50-year-old wife Martha J have in their household their children, 24-year-old Robert N, 13-year-old Martha B, 9-year-old John A and 5-year-old William and a hired man, 21-year-old Levi Glover. John and Martha's oldest son, 28-year-old Indiana-born George and his 24-year-old Indiana-born wife Luna M [List] McCaslinhave the farmstead next door. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, October 27, 1899, Volume XL Number 16, page 1 column 5 Marriage Licenses John Bert Kepple and Daisy S. Simpson; William S. Hamblen and Lavina Pritchard; Wm. Edgar Mc- Calin and Hattie M. Halstead. On 25 Oct 1899, William Edgar McCaslin married Hattie Halstead in the Edinburgh Presbyterian Chuch, Edinburgh, Johnson, Indiana. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, newly wed 25-year-old William and 23-year-old Hattie M (Halstead) McCaslin are living next door to his father and sisther, John and Martha McCaslin one one farmstead, and to his brother and sister-in-law, John and Lella (Covert) McCaslin on another farmstead.Also living with William and Hattie is George McNelly, the 17-year-old hired man. John McCaslin left his farm at 334 East State Road to his youngest son, William Edgar McCaslin on his death in 1902. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 35-year-old farmer William and his 32-year-old wife Hattie M have in their household their only child, 7-year-old Elizabeth M and William's 42-year-old sister, Martha B. William's farmstead is near that of his brother John and his cousin Everet M. The Evening Star, Tuesday, August 29, 1916 page 3 column 6 HOPEWELL. The descendants of George and Elizabeth Alexander, held a reunuion Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A McCaslin. About forty were present. Because of the rain, a big table was spread in a wagon shed, where a delightful pic- nic dinner was served. Those pres- ent were: Mr. and Mrs. George Mc- Caslin, Mr. and Mrs. John Z Hol- comb and daughter, Beaulah, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hendricks, Thomas Alexander and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. McCaslin and daughter, Clara belle, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hamilton and son Lawrence Hugh, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCaslin and son Max, Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander and son, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McCaslin and daughter Elizabeth Louise, and Miss Belle McCaslin. Special guests were T. C. List and Mr. and Mrs. Will Chandlier and son Gordon. 44-year-old farmer William Edgar McCaslin was living at RR2 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana when he registered for the WWI draft on 12 Sep 1918. His nearest relative is listed as his wife, Hattie May McCaslin. His was described as being of medium height, slender build, with blue eyes and brown hair. In the 1920 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 45-year-old farmer William and his 43-year-old wife Hattie M [Halstead] McCaslin have in their household their two daughters, 17-year-old Elizabeth M and 6-year-old Ellanor [Eleanor]. William's farmstead is still near that of his brother John. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 56-year-old Indiana-born farmer William and his 54-year-old Indiana-born wife Hattie M [Halstead] McCaslin have been married 31 years. They have in their household their two Indiana-born daughters, 24-year-old Elizabeth M [she is 27] and 17 -year-old Louise [Ellanor]. Also living with them is their hired man, 56-year-old Herbert Ridley who is listed as a "negro" in the terminology of the time. William's farmstead is still near that of his brother John. In the 1940 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 65-year-old Indiana-born farmer William and his 63-year-old Indiana-born wife Hattie M [Halstead] McCaslin have in their household their 37-year old Indiana-born daughter Marth [sic] E McCaslin and a lodger, 14-year-old Indiana-born Myrtle M Kidd. This household is living on a farm on State Road #144. The McCaslins were living in the same house in 1935, but Myrtle was living in Chicago, Cook, Illinois in that year. William and Hattie completed the eighth grade. Martha completed high school. Myrtle has completed the seventh grade and is attending school. William is employed as the owner/operator of a farm. He worked 52 weeks of the past year and has worked 84 hours in the past week. He has received no wages nor salary and has no outside source of income. Hattie is a housewife and is not looking for work. She has no outside source of income. Martha is a clerk in notions store, has worked 52 weeks of the past year and 24 hours in the past week. She has earned $260 in wages or salary and has no outside source of income. Myrtle is a student and is not looking for work. She has no outside source of income. William Edgar and Hattie [Halstead] McCaslin celebrated their 50th (golden) wedding anniversary in October 1949. William died on 7 Jan 1950, aged 75 years, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana. Rev. Mr. Theodore B james, of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, officiated at his funeral. McCaslin, William Edgar Date of Death: 7 Jan 1950 Source: Obituary files, Blackwell Scrapbook, Johnson County Museum of History Edgar McCaslin Dies Saturday at Memorial Hospital Edgar McCaslin, age 75, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday [7 Jan 1950] in Memorial Hospital where he was taken Friday morning about 11 o'clock following a heart attack about 9 o'clock at his home in the Hopewell community. Funeral services will be held Monday [9 Jan 1950] at 2 p.m. at the Flinn funeral home with burial following in Greenlawn cemetery. The Rev. T. B, James of the Hopewell Presbyterian church will conduct the services. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. They are invited to attend the rites. William Edgar McCaslin was born July 8,1874 in the Hopewell community, the son of John and Martha Jane Alexander. He spent his entire life on the farm where he was born. He was the youngest of nine children. The farm was purchased by Mr. McCaslin's father almost 100 years ago. When the original burned 23 years ago, the present residence was built. Celebrated Golden Wedding On Oct 25, 1899 he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Halstead in Edinburg. Mr. and Mrs. McCaslin celebrated their golden wedding last October. Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Miss Elizabeth (Betty) McCaslin and Mrs. Paul A. Sievertson, all of Hopewell; a brother, John A McCaslin of Franklin and five grandchildren, Leona Mae, Paul, Jon, David and Ellanor Louise Sievertson. Mr. McCaslin was a leading farmer of Johnson county. When he was active in farming he bred Duroc hogs and raised prze winning Irish potatoes. A lover of horses he alway had the best on his farm. Since boyhood Mr. McCaslin was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian church. He took an active part in the church and in the community affairs until failing health prevented it. He was educated in the old Hopewill Academy. He was a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau. Second Obituary Source: Obituary files, Woodruff Scrapbook 1, Johnson County Museum of History Edgar McCaslin Rites Conducted Many relatives and friends attended the last rites for Edgar McCaslin, prominent resident of the Hopewell community, in the Flimm funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Theodore B. James, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church of which Mr. McCaslin had been a member since boyhood, conducted the service. The casket was carried by Kennith Blackwell, Cort Ditmars, Paul Kinnear, Howard Terrill, Roscoe Poe and Verne Merrick. Mr. McCaslin died Saturday morning [7 Jan 1950] at 4:10 o'clock in Johnson county Memorial hospital. Friday morning about 9 o'clock he suffered a severe heart attack and was removed to the hospital at 11 a.m. He retired from active farming about 15 years ago, but had continued to live on the farm where he was born 75 years ago. Admired and held in high esteem by those who knew him, Mr. McCaslin's home had always been open as a home to any member of his or Mrs. McCaslin's family, as long as his health permitted. On Oct 25, Mr. and Mrs. McCaslin observed their golden wedding anniversary. Those who survive are the widow, two daughters, five grandchildren and one brother.