Indiana McCaslins

John Arthur McCaslinAge: 81 years18701952

Name
John Arthur McCaslin
Birth November 11, 1870 45 45
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Alexander
August 23, 1873 (Age 2 years)
Source: S1866
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Alexander
after August 23, 1873 (Age 2 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Buried in Hopewell Cemetery Section C Row 19 Stone 12 (Find A Grave Memorial# 82417042)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Edgar (Edgar) McCaslin
July 8, 1875 (Age 4 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census 1880 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherAlexander McCaslin
April 2, 1888 (Age 17 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 Alexanders tombstone
Burial of a paternal grandfatherAlexander McCaslin
after April 2, 1888 (Age 17 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Pine, Row 7, Stone 8 (Find A Grave Memorial# 9533012)
Death of a motherMartha Jane Alexander
June 2, 1889 (Age 18 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherMartha Jane Alexander
after June 4, 1889 (Age 18 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142203500)
MarriageLella Eudora CovertView this family
November 11, 1897 (Age 27 years)
Census 1900 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Alexander McCaslin
August 17, 1902 (Age 31 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherJohn Alexander McCaslin
August 19, 1902 (Age 31 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142203483)
Death of a brotherGeorge A McCaslin
December 24, 1918 (Age 48 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherGeorge A McCaslin
December 26, 1918 (Age 48 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial 111632717)
Death of a sisterMartha Belle (Belle) McCaslin
December 22, 1919 (Age 49 years)
Burial of a sisterMartha Belle (Belle) McCaslin
after December 22, 1919 (Age 49 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery
Census 1930 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Newton (Newton) McCaslin
May 19, 1937 (Age 66 years)
Source: S2098
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherRobert Newton (Newton) McCaslin
after May 19, 1937 (Age 66 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 69 years)
Death of a wifeLella Eudora Covert
March 8, 1943 (Age 72 years)
Burial of a wifeLella Eudora Covert
March 10, 1943 (Age 72 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section 3, Row 14, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 153466932)
Death of a brotherWilliam Edgar (Edgar) McCaslin
January 7, 1950 (Age 79 years)
Publication: AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana 2006)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Edgar (Edgar) McCaslin
January 9, 1950 (Age 79 years)
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)
Occupation
1900 Laborer

Death July 7, 1952 (Age 81 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Robert Long Hospital
Burial July 9, 1952 (2 days after death)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Cemetery, Section 3, Row 14, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 153466912)
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
4 years
himself
5 years
younger brother
Family with Lella Eudora Covert - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 11, 1897, Johnson, Indiana

Birth1900 US Federal Census
BirthIndiana, Death Certificates, 18992011
BirthS3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census1880 US Federal Census
MarriageIndiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941, Marriage Records 1848-1905 Books 3-7, Part I Index of Grooms Part II Index of Brides
Marriage1900 US Federal Census
MarriageFamily Bible Records of Johnson County, Indiana-A collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources
MarriageWedding at Hopewell, Lella Covert and John McCaslin
Census1900 US Federal Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
Census1940 US Federal Census
Occupation1900 US Federal Census
DeathS3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
DeathIndiana, Death Certificates, 18992011
BurialS3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
BurialFind a Grave
BurialIndiana, Death Certificates, 18992011
Death

Robert Long Hospital

Burial

Hopewell Cemetery, Section 3, Row 14, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 153466912)

Shared note

In the history of Johnson county, as applying to the agricultural interests, the name of John A. McCaslin occupies a conspicuous place for through a number of years he has been one of the representative farmers of Franklin township, progressive, enterprising and persevering. Such qualities always win success, sooner or later, and to Mr. McCaslin they have brought a satisfactory reward for his well-directed effort, and while he has benefited himself and community in a material way, he has also been an influential factor in the educational, political and moral uplift of the community favored by his residence. John A. McCaslin, who is numbered among the enterprising and successful farmers of Franklin township, Johnson county, is a native of the county in which he now lives. and was born on November 11, 1870, being the son of John and Martha Jane (Alexander) McCaslin. The subject's paternal grandfather, Alexander McCaslin, was a native of Mercer county, Kentucky, and came to Scott county, Indiana, in 1816, remaining there until 1829. The subject's father was born in Scott county, and came to Johnson county with his parents in 1829, locating about two miles south of Franklin, where they remained for the remainder of their lives. To John and Martha McCaslin were born five children. George A., Robert W., Belle, John A. and Edgar. The subject's father was a Presbyterian in his religious belief, and a Republican in politics, though not active in political matters. John A. McCaslin received the advantage of a good common school education in Franklin township and spent his early years under the parental roof, giving his assistance in the operation of the home farm. He has never forsaken the basic science of agriculture, in which he has achieved a splendid success, and he is still actively engaged in that line of effort. He is the owner of a splendid farm in Franklin township, the general appearance of which is a credit to him, and he has exercised a wise judgment and sound common sense in its operation, so rotating the crops as to not impair the fertility of the soil. In addition to the tilling of the land, he gives some attention to the breeding and raising of live stock, which he has also found a profitable source of income. Branigin, Elba L. History of Johnson County. Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc., 1913. pp 780-781 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 McCaslins 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 Marthas 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 Republican, November 19, 1897, page 7 A WEDDING AT HOPEWELL. Miss Lella Covert and Mr. John Mc- Caslin United in Marriage. Mearly one hundred guests assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Covert at Hopewell Thursday evening, November 11, to witness the marriage of their daughter, Miss Lella to Mr. John McCaslin. The parlors and dining room ap- peared beautiful in the ornamentation of vines, palms and flowers. The fes- toons of smilax over the dining table and the vines and palms surrounding the spot where the bridal party stood during the ceremony were particularly pleasing. Mrs. Minnie Covert presided at the piano and at eight o'clock sounded the piano and at eight o'clock sounded the firt strains of the wedding march to which the couple entered the parlor, preceded by Hudson Covert and Misses Helen and May Lockwood and Katha- rine Covert. The ceremony wa performed by the bride's brother, Rev. Will Covert, of St. Paul, Minn,; he was assisted by Rev. J. H. Bright. The bride was gowned in a light colored silk with steel trimmings. Upon the conclusion of the ceremony a wedding supper was served in the dining room. The couple were the recipients of numerous presents which they will prize for their value and the good wishes represented. Quite a number of guests from out of the county attended the ceremony among whom were Rev. Will Covert and wife of Minnesota and Paul Covert of Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Covert have gone to housekeeping near Hopewell. The groom is the some of John McCaslin sr., and is a wealthy young farmer, in- dustrious and of sterling integrity. He takes as a bride a young lady of rare charms and worth.

According to the 1900 US Federal Census, 29-year-old John McCaslin and 28-year-old Lella [Covert] McCaslin have been married two years. They are living close to his brother, William, and father, John. John is a laborer.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, February 23, 1900, Volume XL Number 34, page 1 column 2 Local and Personal. John McCaslin and wife, living west of town on the Hopewell road were awakened about 12 o'clock Thursday night to find their bed on fire. Mrs. McCaslin was slightly burned on the hands while assisting in putting out the flames. It was rather a narrow escape. How the fire originated is unknown.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 59-year-old John A and his 58-year-old wife Lella [Covert] McCaslin have been married for approximately 32 years as John was 27 and Lella 25 at the time of their marriage. John owns their home, which is worth $3,500. His employment is listed as none. The McCaslins are living near Johns cousin Luther Dennis and his family.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 69-year-old John A and his 67-year-old wife Lella [Covert] McCaslin [transcribed Mc Carlin] are living on Banta Road in a farmhouse that they rent for $15 per month. John has completed four years of college and Lella four years of high school. They were living on a farm in rural Johnson County, Indiana in 1935. John has worked 60 hours as a church and school janitor the week of 24-30 March 1940. He has worked 52 weeks of the past year and earned $720. Lella is a housewife and is not seeking employment. Neither has an outside source of income.

Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Records, Certificate of Death, Death No.23194, Local No. 3029 records that John Arthur McCaslin died 7 July 1952 at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianpolis, Marion, Indiana of myocardial infarct, anticendent causes bacterimia [septicemia], aged 81 years, 7 months and 26 days. He was male, white, a widower and a retired farmer, born in Indiana on 11 Nov 1870 to John McCaslin and Martha Alexander. The informant was himself [from hospital records]. John was buried 9 July 1952 in Hopewell, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Flinn and Maguire, funeral director.

Franklin Evening Star, Tuesday, July 8, 1952 page 1 column 5, continued on page 6 column 5 John A. McCaslin Dies At Hospital

Funeral Rites Set For 2:30 P. M., Wednesday

Death came suddenly to John A McCaslin age 81, in the Robert W. Long Hospital at Indianapolis, about 1 oclock Monday afternoon after he had suffered a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several years and, when his condition began to get serious, he was admitted to the hospital June 26. It was reported by hospital attaches that his condition was fair until ten minutes before his death. His death came exactly 30 months after that of his brother, Edgar McCaslin. Funeral services are to be conducted in the Flinn and Maguire funeral home at 2:30 oclock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Jack Masters, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopewell cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the mortuary Tuesday evening and Wednesday until time for the services and to attend the rites

Born at Hopewell

Mr. McCaslin was born John Arthur at the McCaslin homestead in the Hopewell community, Nov. 11, 1870 and was one of nine children of John and Martha Jane Alexander McCaslin. He received his education in the Hopewell schools and the old Hopewell Academy. Later graduating from the high school there, Mr. McCaslin attended Franklin College. Engaged in farming until 1938 when he retired, he had lived on part of the original McCaslin farm most of his life. After his retirement, he became custodian of the Hopewell school a few years and had made many friends among the young people of the township. Mr. McCaslin had organized a class of young men in the church about 1910 and it was given the name The John a. McCaslin Bible Class. It is still active in church work. Mr. McCaslin had a great influence on the lives of these men and as long as he lived held their high respect.

Offered Lyceum Course

Under the sponsorship of the class, a lyceum course was brought to Hopewell and many noted lecturers, among them William Howard Taft. Other speakers, as well as entertainers, were enjoyed by the community. Due to failing health, Mr. McCaslin was forced to retire from teaching the class several years ago. In his youth he united with the Hopewell church and was elected as an elder in 1916 and had served in this office the remainder of his life. Mr McCaslin was married to Lel- (Continued on Page Six) John A. McCaslin Dies At Hospital (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1)

la Covert at the Covert home in Hopewell on Nove. 11, 1897 and began housekeeping on the McCaslin farm. Mrs. McCaslin died March 8, 1943. Interested in history, he was a member of the Indiana Historical Society and probably knew the history of the Hopewell church and community better than any other person. His only survivors are a nephew, Cecil A. McCaslin, of Trafalgar; and three nieces, Mrs. Hugh Hamilton, Mrs. Paul A, Sievertson and Miss Elizabeth McCaslin, all of Hopewell.