Indiana McCaslins

Charles Harvey McCaslinAge: 60 years18641924

Charles Harvey McCaslin
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Birth June 13, 1864 34 21
Birth of a brotherElton W McCaslin
January 1868 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Rollin McCaslin
November 9, 1869 (Age 5 years)
Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
Publication: Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1939
Source: Necrology
Publication: Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Chicago (Berne, Indiana, 1940)
Note: also given as Oct 1869 or 9 Nov 1870, but the year is wrong as he is on the 1870 census.
Census 1870 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary (Polly) Sellers
September 20, 1871 (Age 7 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary (Polly) Sellers
after September 20, 1871 (Age 7 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32033017)
Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 1, 1873 (Age 9 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 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32031930)
Death of a fatherJohn W McCaslin
May 25, 1878 (Age 13 years)
Burial of a fatherJohn W McCaslin
after May 25, 1878 (Age 13 years)
Note: Mount Olivet Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 132894644)
Death of a motherJane Campbell
August 25, 1878 (Age 14 years)
Burial of a motherJane Campbell
after August 25, 1878 (Age 14 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Mount Olivet Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 132894670}
Census 1880 (Age 15 years)
MarriageEdna CookView this family
October 15, 1890 (Age 26 years)

Source: S2333
Publication: The First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Indiana, 1946
Birth of a son
Charles Harvey McCaslin
August 17, 1891 (Age 27 years)
Source: S1477
Birth of a daughter
Helen Elizabeth McCaslin
April 19, 1893 (Age 28 years)
Note: also given as about 1895 in the 1930 census
Census 1900 (Age 35 years)
Census 1905 (Age 40 years)
Note: 1016 21st Avenue North
Birth of a daughter
Margaret Edna McCaslin
March 4, 1906 (Age 41 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1910 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Harvey McCaslinEdna Irene HauserView this family
September 21, 1915 (Age 51 years)
Note: Charles was 24 at the time of this marriage
Death of a brotherElton W McCaslin
September 22, 1915 (Age 51 years)
Emigration April 22, 1918 (Age 53 years)
Census 1920 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Frederick MenkHelen Elizabeth McCaslinView this family
about 1923 (Age 58 years)

1892-1920 Presbyterian Minister

Publication: Minneapolis Directory Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota 1905)
Death October 7, 1924 (Age 60 years)
Source: S1476
Burial October 9, 1924 (2 days after death)
Source: S1476
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Crystal Lake Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 124375156)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1864
5 months
4 years
younger brother
22 months
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Father’s family with Mary Frances Bell - View this family
Marriage: December 2, 1852Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Annulment: before 1864
Family with Edna Cook - View this family
Marriage: October 15, 1890
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Birth1870 US Federal Census
Birth1900 US Federal Census
BirthUS Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Passport Applications January 2, 1906-March 31, 1925 (M1490)
Census1870 US Federal Census
Census1880 US Federal Census
Publication: The First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Indiana, 1946
Census1900 US Federal Census
CensusMinnesota, Territorial and State Censuses,1849-1905
Census1910 US Federal Census
Census1920 US Federal Census
Occupation1900 US Federal Census
Occupation1920 US Federal Census
OccupationDavisons Minneapolis City Directory
Publication: Minneapolis Directory Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota 1905)
OccupationIndependent (New York City) Ministerial Register
BurialFind a Grave

1016 21st Avenue North


Crystal Lake Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 124375156)

Shared note

The 1870 census for Salem, Marion, Oregon, shows Charles (age 6) in the household of his father John (listed as J.W.) as a 40 year-old lumberman who is doing very well as he has real estate worth $2000 and personal property worth $10.000. The other people in the household are his mother, Jane (age 27 and keeping house) and his brothers, Elton (age 2) and William Rollin (listed as R., age 7 months).

When John and Jane died (after 4 June 1870 but before 31 Dec 1879 when their estate was probated, John's brother, Wosson, took the three boys (14, 11 & 9) back to Indiana and raised them along with their own seven children. The 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana confirms the family story that Charles, Elton, and William lived with Wossons family after their parents died.

In 1888, C H McCaslin (born in Oregon) is listed on the Chicago Voter Lists.

In the 1890 General Catalogue of the Alumni and Former Students of Hanover College, Including The Members of the Board of Trustees, and The Faculty, Charles Harvey McCaslin is recorded as having graduated with a A.B. [Bachelor of Arts] in 1886 and is a theology student in Chicago.

Charles H McCaslin is listed in the Independent (New York City) Ministerial Register for the years of 1892, 1893 and 1895 as a Presbyterian Minister, living in Detroit, Michigan, but serving a church in Bucyrus, Ohio. This information matches the birth places of his children in the 1900 US Federal Census for Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio.

Detroit Free Press, Thursday, June 9, 1892, page 5, column 1


Rev. Chas. McCaslin will preach this evening at the Central Gospel Mission, 55 Cadillac Square. Services at 8 o'clock.

Detroit Free Press, Sunday, August 8, 1897, Volume 62 No. 318, page 13 column 5

PERSONALS. Rev. Char. H. McCaslin, Ph. D., formerl pas- tor of the Church of the Covenant in this city and family, of Bucyrus, O. are visiting Dr. E. B. Smith, No. 31 West High street.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Bucyrus Ward 3, Crawford, Ohio, Charles McCaslin [Sr} is a 35-year-old minister (presumably Presbyterian) who has been married for nine years to Edna [Cook McCaslin], age 33, born in Iowa, They have two children, Harvey (Charles Harvey Jr, age 8, born in Michigan) and Helen (age 7, born in Ohio). From the places of his childrens births, it can be deduced that the family was in Michigan in 1890 and in Ohio in 1891.

In the 1905 Minnesota State Census, 41-year-old Oregon-born Charles H McCaslin [Sr], his 38-year-old Iowa born wife Edna [Cook] McCaslin and their children, 13-year-old Michigan-born Charles Harvey and 12-year-old Ohio-born Helen Elizabeth McCaslin, have been living at 1016 21st Avenue North for two months, which also is the same amount of time that they have lived in Minnesota. Charles is the pastor of the Highland Park Presbyterian. Charles father was born in Indiana and his mother in Iowa. Ednas parents were both born in New York. The children's father was born in Oregon and their mother in Iowa

In the 1910 US Federal Census for 3rd Ward, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, Charles (age 45) and Edna (age 43) and their three children, Harvey C (Charles Harvey Jr, age 18), Helen E (age 16) and Margaret E (age 4) are living at 2119 Dupont Ave W. Charles and Edna have been married 19 years. All three of their children are living.

On 28 Mar 1918, when Chas H McCaslin [sic] applies for a passport, he states that he was born at Salem, Oregon on 13 Jun 1864, that his father John W McCaslin was born in Indiana and died in Tennessee in 1878, that he has never lived outside the United States. His permanent residence in the United States is Minneapolis, Minnesota where he is a minister. He has never obtained a passport. He is requesting this passport to travel outside the United States for 12 months in England and France while doing YMCA work. Charles intends to leave from the Port of New York on an unknown ship the week or March 25 or April 1918. His description is 53 years, 5 feet 10 inches, with a medium forehead, hazel eyes, medium nose, medium mouth, square chin, gray hair, light complexion and a full face. Charles C Cook who resides at Glen Ridge, New Jersey and works as a publisher at 150 Nassau Street in New York swears that he has known Charles for 15 years and that all of Charles' statements are true. Charles requests that his passport be sent to 2 Rector Street, New York City, Hotel Lathan 28th St & 5th Ave. Charles' brother W Rollin McCaslin signs an affidavit that Charles was born in Salem, Oregon, June 13th, 1864. This affidavit was sworn to before Edna M Hach in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. Charles was issued his passport on 8 Apr 1918.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for 3rd Ward, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, 55-year-old, Oregon-born Charles McCaslin and his 53-year-old, Iowa-born wife, Edna [Cook] McCaslin have in their household their daughters, 26-year-old, Ohio-born Helen and 13-year-old Minnesota-born Margaret. The family is living at 2204 Bryant Avenue. Charles is a minister, Edna has no occupation, Helen is a clerk at high school and Margaret has attended school in the past year. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Charles' parents were born in Indiana; Edna's father was born in Oregon [sic] and her mother in New York; Helen and Margaret's father was born in Oregon and their mother in Iowa.

Sixty-year, three-month, twenty-four-day-old Charles H McCaslin died at his home, 1620 Dupont Ave N, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, at 8 am on 7 Oct 1924 of arteriosclerosis, complicated by pernicious aneamia of 1-1/2 years duration. His physician, D. A. Locke attended him from 20 Jun 1922 to 6 Oct 1924, and last saw him on 6 Oct 1924. He was male, white, and married to Edna McCaslin. He was a clergyman, retired two years, born 13 Jun 1864 in Oregon to John McCaslin and Jan Campbell (birthplaces unknown). The informant is Mrs Edna McCaslin of 1620 Dupont Ave No. Burial was 9 Oct 1924 in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.

Local Newspaper [Franklin Daily Herald?], October 1924 Death of Charles H. McCaslin

Announcement of the death of Rev. Charles H. McCaslin at Minneapolis, came too late for the last number of the Herald. Mr. McCaslin spent his early life in this community, living with his uncle Wasson McCaslin on the farm now occupied by Tom Alexander. He attended Hopewell Public School. Later graduating from Hanover College and McCormick Theological Seminary. He had held pastorates in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri and Minnesota.

Mr. McCaslin had been ill for several months. Burial was at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mrs. McCaslin, a son and two daughters survive.