Indiana McCaslins

Lella Eudora CovertAge: 71 years18721943

Lella Eudora Covert
Married name
Lella Eudora McCaslin
Birth February 24, 1872 34 32
Birth of a sisterEmma Covert
August 10, 1873 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherOmar Covert
January 1876 (Age 3 years)
Census 1880 (Age 7 years)
MarriageJohn Arthur McCaslinView this family
November 11, 1897 (Age 25 years)
Census 1900 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherAlbert Newton Covert
February 29, 1924 (Age 52 years)

Death of a motherSusan ELizabeth Magill
April 3, 1924 (Age 52 years)

Census 1930 (Age 57 years)
Census 1940 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Chalmers Covert
February 4, 1942 (Age 69 years)
Note: Death date given as 4 Feb 1941 in Family Bible records of Johnson County, but 1942 in Lella Covert McCaslin's obit and his obit.
Death March 8, 1943 (Age 71 years)
Burial March 10, 1943 (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# 153466932)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 25, 1862
21 months
elder brother
19 months
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
2 years
18 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with John Arthur McCaslin - View this family
Marriage: November 11, 1897, Johnson, Indiana


Hopewell Cemetery Section 3, Row 14, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 153466932)

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In the 1880 US Federal Census for Union, Johnson, Indiana, 42-year-old Indiana-born farmer Albert N and his 40-year-old Indiana-born wife Susan [Magill] Covert have in their household their Indiana-born children, 15-year-old William C, 13-year-old Louetta, 10-year-old James D [sic], 8-year-old Lella U [sic], 7-year-old Emma and 4-year-old Omer. All the children except Omer have attended school in the past year. Albert's and Susan's parents were born in Kentucky

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.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, May 12, 1899, Volume XXXIX, Number 44, page 6, column 1 FROM OVER THE COUNTY HUSTLE TOWN. Mrs Lella McCaslin and Belle McCaslin of Hopewell, were the guests of Maggie Alexander last Friday.

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, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, Registered No.8249, Local No. 219 records that Lella C McCaslin died about 6:30 p.m. on 8 March 1943 at her residence in Irural Johnson County, Indiana of diabetes mellitis of years duration, aged 71 years, 0 months and 12 days. She was female, white, married and a home keeper, born in Indiana on 24 Feb 1872 to A.N. Covert and Susan Covert [sic Magill]. The informant was her husband, John A McCaslin. Lella was buried 10 Mar 1943 in Hopewell, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Flinn Funeral Home, funeral director.

McCASLIN, Lella Eudora (Covert) Date of Death: 8 March 1943 Source: The Star, Franklin, Indiana, Tuesday, March 8, 1943

Claimed by Death MRS. JOHN A. McCASLIN RITES TO BE WEDNESDAY Hopewell's Correspondent For The Star Dies At Age 71; Lifelong County Resident One of The Star's longest and most faithful correspondents, Mrs. John A. McCaslin, age 71, died at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening at her home at Hopewell following a long illness. She had been confined to her home most of that time. Mrs. McCaslin spent her entire life in the community where she was born and was a life-long member of the Hopewell Presbyterian church. She also belonged to the King's Daughters Bible class and the Fortnightly Literary Club. Mrs. McCaslin was a regular attendant at all these activities until compelled to give them up because of ill health. She was born February 24, 1872 on the farm now occupied by Ray Kegley, and attended the Hopewell schools. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Covert; by two sisters, Mrs. Charles A Lockwood of Southport, and Mrs. Gilbert Henderson of Hopewell; and by her brother, the Rev. W. C. Covert, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., whose death occurred on February 4 1942. Mrs. McCaslin is survived by the husband, two brothers, James G. Covert of Franklin, and Omar Covert of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hopewell church with Dr, Frank Baker, pastor of the church, in charge. Burial will follow in the Hopewell cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Flinn mortuary between the hours of 7 and 9 o'clock Tuesday evening.

Source: The Star, Franklin, Indiana, Tuesday, March 11, 1943 LAST RITES ARE HELD FOR MRS. McCASLIN Funeral rites were conducted at the Hopewell Presbyterian church Wednesday after noon for Mrs. John A. McCaslin, age 71, who died Monday evening at her home in Hopewell following an extended illness. Services were in charge of the Rev. Frank Baker, pastor, and interment followed in the church cemetery. Pall bearers were Earl LaGrange, Otto Henderson, Serrill Demaree, Ray List, Herbert Kinnear and Hugh Hamilton. Flowers were carried by Marian Lockwood, Lenore Lockwood, Louise Sieverton, Betty McCaslin, Mildred Deer, Mary Hamilton, Josephine Deere, Helen Averitt and Florence McCaslin. Active in church and community affairs, Mrs. McCaslin was Hopewell correspondent for The Star. The husband and two brothers survive. Submitted by Lois Johnson