Indiana McCaslins

Mary May McCaslinAge: 73 years18851959

Name
Mary May McCaslin
Married name
Mary May Hamilton
Birth August 8, 1885 33 29
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a brotherCecil Alexander McCaslin
November 13, 1887 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Jane Alexander
June 2, 1889 (Age 3 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMartha Jane Alexander
after June 4, 1889 (Age 3 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142203500)
Census 1900 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Alexander McCaslin
August 17, 1902 (Age 17 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a paternal grandfatherJohn Alexander McCaslin
August 19, 1902 (Age 17 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142203483)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Luyster
April 10, 1903 (Age 17 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Luyster
after April 10, 1903 (Age 17 years)
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Census 1910 (Age 24 years)
MarriageHugh Winchester HamiltonView this family
October 28, 1915 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Lawrence Hugh Hamilton
August 5, 1916 (Age 30 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a fatherGeorge A McCaslin
December 24, 1918 (Age 33 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherGeorge A McCaslin
December 26, 1918 (Age 33 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)
Census 1920 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Lowell McCaslin Hamilton
November 5, 1921 (Age 36 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Death of a maternal grandfatherTunis Calvin List
March 26, 1926 (Age 40 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherTunis Calvin List
after March 26, 1926 (Age 40 years)
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Census 1930 (Age 44 years)
Census 1940 (Age 54 years)
Death of a motherLuna May List
December 8, 1945 (Age 60 years)

Burial of a motherLuna May List
December 10, 1945 (Age 60 years)
Source: S3863
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Sec B Row 21 Stone 9
Death February 21, 1959 (Age 73 years)
Source: S2098
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial February 23, 1959 (2 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 21 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 111634314).
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 7, 1876, Johnson, Indiana
9 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
Family with Hugh Winchester Hamilton - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: October 28, 1915, Johnson, Indiana
9 months
son
5 years
son

BirthFamily Bible records of Johnson County, Indiana and a collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources
Birth1900 US Federal Census
BirthMary Hamilton Rites Announced
BirthS4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census1910 US Federal Census
MarriageFamily Bible records of Johnson County, Indiana and a collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources
Census1920 US Federal Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
Census1940 US Federal Census
DeathS2098
DeathS4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
BurialFind a Grave
BurialS4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
BurialMary Hamilton Rites Announced
Burial

Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 21 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 111634314).

Shared note

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Nineveh, Johnson, Indiana, 48-year-old farmer George A and his 44-year-old wife Luna M [List] McCaslin have been married 21 years and have had two children. Both children, 14-year-old Mary M and 12-year-old Cecil A, are living with them. Mary and Cecil have attended school in the past year. George owns his mortgaged farm and didnt work three months of the past year.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Nineveh, Johnson, Indiana, 58-year-old farmer George and his 56-year-old wife Luna M [List] McCaslin have been married 31 years and have had two children. The census records that neither are living, but that is an error as both of them, 25-year-old Mary M and 22-year-old farmer and partner Cecil A are living with their parents. George owns his farm, but with a mortgage. Everyone in the family is literate.

The Evening Star, Friday, October 29, 1915 page 1 column 4 Hamilton-McCaslin The marriage of Miss Mary Mc- Caslin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. McCaslin of the Hopewell community, to Hugh W. Hamilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Hamilton, also of Hopwell, occurred at the home of the bride's parents, Thurs- day evening. About one hundred and twenty- five guests witnessed the ceremony which was pronounced by the Rev. J. B. Ferguson. Miss Vera List pre- sided at the piano and played Lohengrin's Wedding March, while the bridal party entered the living room and took their places before a bank of flowers, where the impres- sive marriage vows were plighted. A single ring ceremony was used. Little Rosemary Ferguson acted as ring bearer. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white messaline trimmed in real lace. She carried a bouquet of bride's roses. Little Miss Ferguson was dressed in white and wore pink bows on her hair. The home was very tastefully decorated, chrysanthemums being used in profusion. In the living room the color scheme was green and white, in the hall and parlor red and green and in the dining room pink and white. Following the ceremony refresh- ments of Neapolitan cream, angel food, coffee and mints were served. The bridal table was adorned with a large French basket filled with pink chrysanthemums and lighted by pink candles. Presiding in the dining room were intimate friends of the bride. They were the Misses Bonnie Wright, Lola Brock, Nannie Parkhurst, Ha- zel Combs, Clara Bell McCaslin, and Elizabeth McCaslin. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton are two of Hopewell's most respected young people. The bride attended high school at Trafalgar, while Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of the Hopewell high school. They have gone to housekeeping on the Ham- ilton farm in a new bungalow re- cently built and furnished by the groom. They have the good wishes of a large circle of friends. Among the guests from a distance in attendance were Russell Hamil- ton of Cambridge City, Miss Maude Hamilton of Indianapolis, and Miss

Ginsey Winchester of North Vernon

The Evening Star, Tuesday, August 29, 1916 page 3 column 6 HOPEWELL. The descendants of George and Elizabeth Alexander, held a reunuion Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A McCaslin. About forty were present. Because of the rain, a big table was spread in a wagon shed, where a delightful pic- nic dinner was served. Those pres- ent were: Mr. and Mrs. George Mc- Caslin, Mr. and Mrs. John Z Hol- comb and daughter, Beaulah, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hendricks, Thomas Alexander and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. McCaslin and daughter, Clara belle, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hamilton and son Lawrence Hugh, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCaslin and son Max, Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander and son, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McCaslin and daughter Elizabeth Louise, and Miss Belle McCaslin. Special guests were T. C. List and Mr. and Mrs. Will Chandlier and son Gordon.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 29-year-old Indiana-born farmer Hugh and his 34-year-old Indiana-born wife Mary [McCaslin] Hamilton have in their household their son, 3-year 4-month old Indiana-born Lawrence, Marys 63-year-old Indiana-born widowed mother, Luna [List] McCaslin, her 87-year-old Indiana-born grandfather, Tunis C List, and 23-year-old Indiana-born practical nurse Mary O Clark. Hugh owns the land that he farms. Everyone in the family except Lawrence can read and write.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 40-year-old farmer Hugh and his 44-year-old wife Mary [McCaslin] Hamilton were, respectively, 25 and 29 years old when they married. In their household are their two schoolboy sons, 13-year-old Lawrence and 8-year-old Lowell, and Marys widowed mother, 74-year-old Luna [List] McCaslin. Hugh owns the land he farms. He has not served in the military. The family has a radio.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 49-year-old farmer Hugh and his 51-year-old [sic] wife Mary [McCaslin] Hamilton have in their household their Indiana-born sons, 23-year-old Lawrence and 18-year-old Lowell, and Luna's widowed mother 84-year-old Indiana-born Luna [List) McCaslin. The family is living in a house on a farm on Banta road. Hugh owns this house and it is worth $2,000. This family was living in the same house in 1935. Hugh completed four years of high school, Luna completed three, Lawrence completed four, Lowell completed three, and Luna completed two. Hugh and Lawrence are "farm operators" and both have worked 85 hours in the week of 24-30 March 1940. Mary is a housewife. Lowell is a student. Luna is recorded as "Other". No one is looking for work. Hugh and Lawrence have worked 52 weeks of the past year. No one was paid a wage or salary. Hugh, Lawrence and Luna have income from other sources.

Mary M [McCaslin] Hamilton died 21 Feb 1959 and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 21 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 111634314).

The Franklin Evening Star (Franklin, Indiana), Saturday, February 21, 1959, Volume 74, page 1 column 4 Mary Hamilton Rites Announced Funeral services for Mrs. Mary May McCaslin Hamilton, one of the prominent women of the Hopewell community, have been arranged for 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Flimm and Maguire Funeral Home. The Rev. Carmen C. Albright, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church, is to be in charge of the services and burial will be made in the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2 until 5 o'clock, in the evening from 7 to 9 o'clock, and on Monday until time for the services. They are invited to attend the rites. Mrs. Hamilton died at her home Saturday morning at 7 o'clock. She had been ill for the past three years and was confied to her bed most of that time. The daughter of the late George A. and Luna May list McCaslin, Mrs. Hamilton was born south of Franklin on Aug. 8, 1885. She received her elementary education in the old Hard Acrabble School

Moved to Trafalgar Later the family moved to Trafalgar and she attended the high school there. The family then moved to the home of Mrs. Hamilton's grandfather in the Hopewell community and she spent the remainder of her life there. She became the bride of Hugh W. Hamilton on Oct 28, 1915, at the home of her parents and they began housekeeping in that community. They were the parents of two sons. Early in life, Mrs. Hamilton untied [sic] with the church in Trafalgar and, after moving to Hopewell, transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church there. A woman of strong Christian character, she was a member of the church organizations and had held various offices. She was a member of the Woman's Missionary Society and the Alpha List Bible class. Mrs. Hamilton was also a member of the Union Village Order of the Eastern Star. The husband survives with the sons, Lawrence Hamilton and Lowell Hamilton, of Hopewell. Others remaing are three grandchildren, Jerry Hamilton, Brenda Hamilton and Barbara Ann Hamilton; and a brother, Cecil A. McCaslin, of Trafalgar.