Indiana McCaslins

Collin Bruce McCaslinAge: 71 years19392010

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Collin Bruce McCaslin
Birth February 16, 1939 28 26
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a paternal grandfatherFrank James McCaslin
August 26, 1939 (Age 6 months)
Source: S3327
Burial of a paternal grandfatherFrank James McCaslin
August 29, 1939 (Age 6 months)
Source: S3327
Note: Elmwood Cemetery
Census 1940 (Age 10 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Brent Wamsley
April 15, 1953 (Age 14 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherAnna Brent Wamsley
after April 15, 1953 (Age 14 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Mount Moriah Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 81430509)
Death of a motherDorothy F Billick
September 26, 1977 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherCollin Hill McCaslin
March 17, 1987 (Age 48 years)
Note: Zip code of last residence 90732
Death June 16, 2010 (Age 71 years)
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In the 1940 US Federal Census for Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, 29-year-old, Missouri-born Collin H McCaslin, his 27-year-old, Iowa-born wife Dorothy F [Billick] McCaslin and their one-year-old, Indiana-born son, Collin Bruce McCaslin are living in a rented house at 700 15 S South, for which Collin H pays $40 a month. Collin H was living in Kansas City, Missouri in 1935. Dorothy was living in Des Moines, Iowa in 1935. Collin has completed three years of college. Dorothy has completed two years of college. Collin is employed as a life insurance salesman (own business), has worked 50 hours in the past week, and has worked 52 weeks in the past year. He has received no wages nor salary, but has an outside source of income. Dorothy is a housewife who is not looking for work.

Collin Bruce McCaslin born 16 Feb 1939, died 16 Jun 2010. His last address of record was Meridian, Ada, Idaho 83642.

'If one word can be used to describe Bruce McCaslin, it would be KIND. I was married to Bruce for over 10 years. I didn't learn of his death until a few weeks ago. Since then my thoughts have been full of memories of Bruce, some of which I want to share: Bruce and I met in 1964 when we were both working as social workers for the Los Angeles County Welfare Department in Long Beach. From the beginning we liked each other- but there was no hint of anything more. I was engaged to someone else and Bruce was enjoying " playing the field". After my fianc was murdered in 1965 (three months before a planned wedding) Bruce was very solicitious. He went out of his way to check on how I was doing. Even after he no longer was working for L.A. County, he would call me,or come by my apartment (we lived only a few miles from each other). I considered Bruce to be a good friend. Several years later when my heart had healed enough to begin dating, Bruce would listen to my travails with relationships and offer advice. Before we even know it, our friendship had turned into something deeper. Much to our surprise we found we were in Love. For us the summer of 1967 truly was the "Summer of Love" . Bruce I were married February 16, 1968 (on his 29th birthday). Later that year Bruce enrolled in Loyola Law school full-time. We lived on my salary and what little he was making as a part time flight instructor. Oh, how he loved to fly! For the next three years money was tight, and we were overjoyed when Bruce passed the Bar Exam on his first try. We moved into our "Dream Home" in Palos Verdes in 1974, but our plans to start a family never came to be. Bruce suffered a great loss with the death of his beloved mother (Dorothy). He tried to be strong for his father (Collin), his sister (Judy), and his nephew (Philip), but everything seemed to be pilling up, including difficulties with our marriage. Bruce and I were drifting apart. We seperated [sic] in 1978 and divorced several years later. I'm proud of the fact that throughout our separation and divorce that there was no bitterness or anger, just sadness that we couldn't make it work. Our friendship survived and we kept in touch for many years. I was pleased to know Bruce was happy in his marriage to Loretta and with his new family (her daughter and son). Bruce came to my mother's funeral in 1987. I didn't learn until later that his father had died a few days earlier. That didn't stop Bruce from coming to give me support. Bruce had been very kind to my mother as well as to my twin sister (Diane), and her two daughters (Patrice and Sally). They in turn loved him. Bruce seemed genuinely happy in 1991 when I told him I was marrying Bruce Ferguson. (Yes, another Bruce). The two Bruces even slightly knew of each other while working in the Long Beach Courthouse in the 1980s. In my family we always refer to Bruce Mccaslin as Bruce "Number One" to differentiate between the two, and he will always be number one in my heart. Even though I remarried, I kept my name as Joane McCaslin throughout the almost 40 years I worked for L.A. County. From time to time people would recognize the name and ask if I was related to Bruce Mccaslin. I was proud to acknowledge our relationship. My condolences go out to his family. In the thousand pages of Bruces life, I'm grateful to have been a part of some of them."Joane McCaslin Ferguson