Indiana McCaslins

Anna Florence McCaslinAge: 28 years18611890

Name
Anna Florence McCaslin
Married name
Anna Florence Shirey
Birth September 22, 1861 34 32
Alias
Florence or Annie /Florence/

Birth of a sisterLaura Jane McCaslin
December 28, 1863 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Miller
June 3, 1867 (Age 5 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3964
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Miller
after June 3, 1867 (Age 5 years)
Source: S3964
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Old Shiloh Cemetery, Row 8 Stone 4 (Find A Grave Memorial# 67336253)
Census 1870 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary (Polly) Sellers
September 20, 1871 (Age 9 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary (Polly) Sellers
after September 20, 1871 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32033017)
Birth of a brotherEzra Wosson McCaslin
January 25, 1873 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 1, 1873 (Age 12 years)
Note: at his residence, 1.5 miles west of Franklin on the Franlin and Trafalgar road
Burial of a paternal grandfatherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 2, 1873 (Age 12 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32031930)
Census 1880 (Age 18 years)
MarriageCharles Oscar ShireyView this family
May 14, 1890 (Age 28 years)
Note: Married by Rev. Williamson
Death July 29, 1890 (Age 28 years)
Note: Died of typhoid fever
Burial August 1, 1890 (3 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 18 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97165439)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 13, 1850Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
3 years
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
23 months
herself
2 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Family with Charles Oscar Shirey - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: May 14, 1890, Johnson, Indiana
Charles Oscar Shirey + Rose Walter - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
step-daughter
4 years
step-daughter
step-daughter
Private
step-son
Dwight Shirey
Birth: May 29, 1903 40 37Indiana
Death: October 1978Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana

Marriage

Married by Rev. Williamson

Death

Died of typhoid fever

Burial

Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 18 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97165439)

Shared note

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Wosson (misspelled Wasson) is still living very near his father and mothers household as their census information is on the same page. In Wossons household is his wife, Jane S [Winchester] (42), his sons, David S (16), Everett (14), John H (10) and his daughters, Josephine (12), Florence (8), Laura (6). They also have a domestic servant, Ellen James aged 17. Wosson has real estate valued as $15,000 and personal property valued at $3,000. He can read and write as can his wife.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Wosson (misspelled as Wassen) is a 52 year-old farmer. In his household are his wife, Jane S (age 51), his sons, John H (age 20) and Ezra W (age 7), his daughters, Josephine (age 23), Anna (age 18) and Laura (age 16), and his nephews, Charles H (age 15), Elton W (age 12) and William R (age 10). This census and the probate records for John and Jane [Campbell] McCaslin confirm the family story that Wosson and Jane took in the three sons of his brother, John, after the death of their parents.

Rev Mr. Charles Shirey and Anna Florence McCaslin married 14 May 1890 in Johnson County, Indiana. The young couple moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Anna Florence died of typhoid on 29 Jul 1890. She was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 19, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana next to her parents, Wosson and Jane [Winchester] McCaslin. Her headstone has no last name. ,

The Franklin Republican, Friday, August 1, 1890 Volume 46 Number 31, page 1 column 6

Death of a Good Woman Mrs. Florence McCaslin Shirey, wife of Rev. Charles O. Shirey, died at her home in Cincinnati, at noon on Tues- day last. Two weeks before, she was taken with a fever which developed in- to typhoid of a malignant type. On last Friday the news of Mrs. Shireys serious illness reached this city. Her parents and other relatives were summoned to her bedside and every thing which loving hands, directed by medical skill could accomplish was done. But all was of no avail to bring back to health her who gave so much promise to do good in the world. It is peculiarly sad that the young who are just entering the active duties of life should be stricken downalways sad. But the death of Mrs. Shirey brings with it a stroke of pe- culiar sadness. Only a few weeks ago, May 15, 1890, Flor- ence McCaslin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wo- sson McCaslin, three miles south-west of this city, was happily married to Charles O. Shirey, a young man just entering the ministry of the Presbyterian church. They went to Cincinnati where Rev. Shirey had charge of a church. Little was it thought at that time by her friends that they were saying good bye forever. On Wednesday afternoon the remains were brought to this city and taken to the residence of the grief stricken parents. The funeral services will occur this forenoon at the Presbyterian church, this city, at 9:30 oclock, conducted by Rev. Leon P. Marshall. Mrs. Shirey was well known in the city and county as a most intelligent lady. For several years she taught in the schools of Franklin Township, and with marked success. To fit herself intellectually for life's work she had been a student at Hanover college and at Oxford, Ohio. She was a positive Christian girl and woman. Early in life she came into active relation with the Presbyterian church of this city and was zealous in all departments of Christian work. She seemed especially fitted to serve her Master in the sphere which she had chosenthat of a ministers wife. Endowed with strength of intellect, the graces of a true woman and the devoutness of a consecrated soul, she ever wielded a potent influence for good, until the twenty-eighth year of her age, when she was called to her reward.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, August 1, 1890, Volume XXXI Number 6, page 3 column 1

Mrs. Florence Shirey (nee McCaslin) died at her home in Cincinnati on Tuesday, after an illness of about two weeks of typhoid fever. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wasson [sic] McCaslin residing southwest of this city, and was married to Rev. Chas. O. Shirey, May 15th last. The remains were brought to the city on Wednesday even- ing. The funeral will take place this mor- ning.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday,August 22 1890

Volume XXXI, Number 9, page 2, column 2

Resolutions on the death of Mrs. Shirey: We, the committee appointed by the Johnson County Teachers Institute, submit the following resolutions on the death of one who was formally our co-laborer and associate: Scarcely a year passes but that we are called upon to mourn the loss of one of our number. This year it is that of Mrs. Florence McCaslin Shirey. Hers was a character worthy of love and imi- tation and we know that her life has made many better and that her teaching has strengthened both morally and men- tally the young minds placed in her care, there be it RESOLVED, That as her co-workers and personal friends our heart-felt sympathies be hereby expressed to the husband so quickly bereft of a loving companion, and to the parents of a dutiful daughter, and to the brothers and sisters of an affectionate sister for their irreparable loss of their beloved one and that we commend them in their sorrow to Him who taketh notice of the sparrows fall. Maggie Bergen, Jessie Morgan, J. Sallie Covert. }Com.