Indiana McCaslins

Herbert Ditmars (Mac) McCaslinAge: 43 years18821925

Name
Herbert Ditmars (Mac) McCaslin
Birth March 8, 1882 27 26
Publication: Purdue University (Lafayett, Indiana, May 1924)
Note: Name on birth record is Alvin, but parents and date are correct.
Education
B.S., M.E. 1904, Purdue University, Layfayette, Indiana

Publication: Purdue University (Lafayett, Indiana, May 1924)
Birth of a sisterCarolyn McCaslin
April 30, 1886 (Age 4 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Carolines birth was registered twice.
Death of a paternal grandfatherWosson McCaslin
January 26, 1894 (Age 11 years)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherWosson McCaslin
after January 26, 1894 (Age 11 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 16 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97163947)
Census 1900 (Age 17 years)
Note: At school
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane Smith Winchester
April 3, 1909 (Age 27 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a paternal grandmotherJane Smith Winchester
April 8, 1909 (Age 27 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 16 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97164974)
Census 1910 (Age 27 years)
Note: Herbert is single, a farmer, boarding at Frank Fights (Sheep rancher) along with ten other men.
MarriageNancy S (Nannie) NobleView this family
December 24, 1911 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Lois Belle McCaslin
November 23, 1914 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Edith Nancy McCaslin
August 11, 1916 (Age 34 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a daughterEdith Nancy McCaslin
July 1, 1918 (Age 36 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a daughterEdith Nancy McCaslin
after July 1918 (Age 36 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Green Mountain Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 11109754)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Ella McCaslin
April 2, 1919 (Age 37 years)
Census 1920 (Age 37 years)
Note: Herbert is a cattle farmer, married with two children
Death of a maternal grandfatherCornelius Lowe Ditmars
February 15, 1922 (Age 39 years)

Burial of a maternal grandfatherCornelius Lowe Ditmars
after February 15, 1922 (Age 39 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery, Section C, Row 27, Stone 3
Birth of a daughter
#4
Luma Elizabeth (Beth) McCaslin
January 5, 1924 (Age 41 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Occupation
1910-1920 Farmer; 1924 Postmaster

Publication: Purdue University (Lafayett, Indiana, May 1924)
Death May 4, 1925 (Age 43 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after May 4, 1925
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Green Mountain Cemetery, Plot C 526 (Find A Grave Memorial# 11109765)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 6, 1876Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
6 years
himself
4 years
younger sister
Family with Nancy S (Nannie) Noble - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 24, 1911
3 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
5 years
daughter

Birth

Name on birth record is Alvin, but parents and date are correct.

Census

At school

Census

Herbert is single, a farmer, boarding at Frank Fights (Sheep rancher) along with ten other men.

Census

Herbert is a cattle farmer, married with two children

Burial

Green Mountain Cemetery, Plot C 526 (Find A Grave Memorial# 11109765)

Shared note

Name on birth record is Alvin, but parents and date are correct.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 45-year-old Indiana-born farmer Everett M and his 45-year-old Indiana-born wife Mary B [Ditmars] McCaslin have been married for 23 years and have had two children, both are living. These Indiana-born children are 18-year-old Herbert D and 14-year-old Caroline. Also in this household is 19-year-old , Indiana-born servant Josephine Shepherd. Herbert and Caroline have attended school 7 months of the past year. Everyone in the household can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana.

From the Purdue Year Book: Herbert Ditmars McCaslin, B. S. in Mechanical Engineering. Emersonian, Annuals (3) (4) ; Class Vice-President (4) ; Y. M. C. A. Thesis : Comparison of Hand and Stoker Locomotive Firing.

"Mac" is one of these good, old-fashioned, motherly sort of fellows that can never see a joke until it has got past them and don't indulge much in the frivolities of life ; and yet he has made a lot of friends, possibly because he belongs to the class that Oliver Wendell Holmes describes as being refreshingly dull after one has been in long association with smart alecks, or words to that effect. "Mac" was a steady and consistent trainer on the track for the mile run, and would undoubtedly have won every event he entered, had there not always been somebody else that was just a little bit faster. In his attempt to fill the rather large shoes left vacant by the departure of our class president he has preserved the even tenor of his way, wholly unmoved by the responsibilities of his position.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Bosler 9th District, Albany, Wyoming, 28-year-old Indiana-born Herbert D McCaslin is single and a farmer, boarding at Frank Fights house(Sheep rancher) along with ten other men. He owns his acreage and has had no days out of work in the past year. His parents were both born in Indiana.

The Evening Star, Saturday, August 14, 1915 Page 4 Column 4 SOME FRIENDS

Who are Making Their Success in the West. .We found Mr. and Mrs. Everett McCaslin most pleasantly located at Boulder. They had a splendidly stocked small fruit farm about a mile out of Boulder. Their daugh- ter, Mrs. W. E. Thurston, lives in Boulder where Mr. Thurston is en- gaged in real estate business and their son, Herbert McCaslin, has a large, finely equipped stock ranch. Mr. McCaslin and his family are all en- thusiasts regarding Colorado, where they have done so well, and its cli- mate.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Pine View, Elbert, Colorado, 38-year-old Indiana-born Herbert D McCaslin is a cattle farmer who owns the acreage of his ranch. He and his wife, 35-year-old Texas-born Nancy [Noble] McCaslin, have two living Colorado-born children, 5-year-old Lois and 9-month old Mary. Herber's parents were born in Indiana, Nancy's in Texas and the children's father was born in Indiana and their mother in texas. A third child Edith Nancy was almost two-years old at the time of her death in 1918. A fourth child was born before Herbert's death in 1925.

From the "the Semi-Centennial Alumni Record of Purdue University", published in May 1924: McCaslin, Herbert Ditmars, Postmaster: b. Mar 8, 1882, Franklin, Ind.; Ed. [education] Hopewell H. S., Franklin, Ind.; m. Nancy S. Noble. Postmaster Byers, Colo.; Act. [activities while at the University] Class V-Pres. (4), Emersonian Lit. Soc.; Children, three daughters. Address, Byers,[Arapahoe], Colo.

Herbert Ditmars McCaslin died on 4 May 1925, a year after the above information was printed.

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), Thursday, May 28, 1925 page 8 column 2 Herbert D. McCaslin Purdue Alumnus, Dies At Home in Colorado Word has been received here of the death of Herbert D. McCaslin, which occurred May 14, in Byers, Colo., following a short illness. Mr. McCaslin, who was graduated from Purdue uni- versity in 1904, receiving the degree of bachelor of science in mechancal eng- ineering, was born in Franklin, Ind. March 8, 1882. He was vice-president of his graduating class and a member of the Emersonian Literary society. Before going to Byers to accept a postmastership, he was an instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. Shortly after his graduation from Purdue he was married to Miss Nancy Noble. The widow and four children survive him.