Indiana McCaslins

Frank Mark McCaslinAge: 73 years18871961

Name
Frank Mark McCaslin
Birth May 20, 1887 28 22
Birth of a brotherMorton Ralph (Mort) McCaslin
January 12, 1890 (Age 2 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a paternal grandfatherHarvey Strawther McCaslin
August 2, 1894 (Age 7 years)

Burial of a paternal grandfatherHarvey Strawther McCaslin
after August 2, 1894 (Age 7 years)
Note: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Birth of a brotherOtis C McCaslin
March 12, 1895 (Age 7 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a brotherOtis C McCaslin
April 14, 1898 (Age 10 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherOtis C McCaslin
after April 14, 1898 (Age 10 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 80520693)
Birth of a sisterMerle Hannah (Myrtle) McCaslin
November 25, 1899 (Age 12 years)
Census 1900 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth J (Betsey) Muster
February 13, 1906 (Age 18 years)
Source: S5419
Burial of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth J (Betsey) Muster
February 15, 1906 (Age 18 years)
Source: S5419
Note: Graham Presbyterian Cemetery
Death of a maternal grandmotherMaria Olive Brown
August 13, 1907 (Age 20 years)
Note: Nelson Cemetery
Death of a maternal grandfatherAbraham Osborn Stout
February 1, 1908 (Age 20 years)
Note: Nelson Cemetery
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Olive (Olive Elizabeth) McCaslin
September 30, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1910 (Age 22 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Seaton (Teal) McCaslin
February 2, 1936 (Age 48 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherGeorge Seaton (Teal) McCaslin
after February 2, 1936 (Age 48 years)
Source: Re: McCaslin
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hillcrest Cemetery; Find A Grave Memorial# 34142045
Death of a brotherMorton Ralph (Mort) McCaslin
August 18, 1952 (Age 65 years)
Burial of a brotherMorton Ralph (Mort) McCaslin
August 21, 1952 (Age 65 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vernon Cemetery; Find A Grave Memorial# 14209180
Death of a motherLaura Alice Stout
May 23, 1957 (Age 70 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherLaura Alice Stout
after May 23, 1957 (Age 70 years)
Source: Re: McCaslin
Note: Hillcrest Cemetery; Find A Grave Memorial# 34142077
Occupation
1910 Odd Job man; 1917 Teamster

Death April 22, 1961 (Age 73 years)

Burial after April 22, 1961
Note: Hillcrest Cemetery
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father
mother
Marriage: December 23, 1882, Jefferson, Indiana
13 months
elder sister
3 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
Otis C McCaslin
Birth: March 12, 1895 35 30, Jennings, Indiana
Death: April 14, 1898, Jennings, Indiana
5 years
younger sister
11 years
younger sister

Burial

Hillcrest Cemetery

Shared note

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana, 41-year-old George McCaslin and his 35-year-old wife Laura [Stout] have been married 17 years. Laura has borne five children, but only four are living, 16-year-old Gertrude, 13-year-old Frank, 10-year-old Mort, and 6-month old Myrtle. George is a farmer who rents the land he farms.

News article from the Plain Dealer, North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, January 28, 1909. FREE FOR ALL FIGHT BETWEEN COONS AND WHITES Mayor Euler's court was full and overflowing Friday afternoon there being five white boys and two colored before him to answer the charge of participating in a riot on Monday night: The white boys having beaten up "Grinny" Good in such a manner that it was necessary to call a physician to dress his wounds. After hearing the evidence and all particitants pleading guilty to the charge the mayor assessed a fine of $5 and costs against Joe Lippert, age 20; John Daley, age 22; Emmett Deolin,23; Wm Settles, 21; James Dougherty 17; and Frank Mc Caslin. Clarence Good and George Rollins were fined $5 and costs and given a jail sentence, 10 days, this being the second time they have been before the court in the past six months. All fines and costs, with the exception of Frank McCaslin, will be laid out at Ver- non, the latter's father settling his son's account. The story told by Emmett Deolin was that about 11 o'clodk Monday, he and four companions went into Charles VanArnem's sa- loon and bought a drink, and while standing at the bar the bar- tender told them it was about time to close and aked all to go out; about this time the two colored boys and young McCaslin made a few remaks that were taken up by the former, and as he reached the door young Rollins was standing near by and made a remark stating that he did not want any shoving; about that time a brick crashed through the door over Deolin's head carrying his stiff hat with it; this started the ball to rolling fast, with Good, Rollins and McCaslin on one side and Lippert, Daley, Deolin, Settles and Dougherty op- posing and stationed on the out- side of the saloon; as Good stuck his head out of the saloon door someone pasted him between the eyes and base of the nose cutting a severe gash, from then on until reaching around the prather cor- ner it was hammering on all sides, bricks, rocks, etc. flying fast. About this time the police arrived and arrested the whole bunch. As several members of the party were under age the grand jury will likely take a hand in the matter and find out what business these minors had in a saloon on this oc- casion. It is generally under- stood that the Mayor will go be- fore the board of commissioners Monday and endeavor to get this honorable body to establish a work house. Now this is a move in the proper direction; to sentence to jail with free grub, a good fire and amusement is no penalty at all. If the commissioners would take this matter up and require each inmate of the county jail to break $1 worth of stone each day it would soon put a stop to this law- lessness and debauchery which the people in North Vernon must put up with every week. Spend a little money on this proposition and do the community a lasting favor.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, 51-year teamster George S McCaslin and his 42-year-old wife Laura have been married 27 years. Laura has borne five children and four are still living but only two are living with them, 22-year-old odd job man Frank, and 10-year-old school girl Merle [recorded as Myrtle on the 1900 census]. Also in their household is a boarder, 35-year-old odd job man William Foga.

On 5 June 1917, when 30 year-old unmarried Frank M McCaslin registers for the WWI draft, he is living in North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana and working as a teamster for W. Estoy of Kellogg, Iowa. Franks description is medium height, slender build with blue eyes and light hair. He is not bald and has no physical problems which would have disqualified him for military service.

According to the application for a military headstone for Frank M. McCaslin, Frank served as a private in Company D 36th Infantry from 23 May 1918 to 29 Jul 1919 (service number R 457544). He then re-enlisted 28 Oct 1920, deserted the service 1 Mar 1921 and was dishonorably discharged 5 Oct 1922.

I havent found Frank on the 1920, 1930 or 1940 US Federal Census but I did find the woman he said would always know his address on his WWII draft registration in 1942. She is 56-year-old Michigan-born widow Emma L Walley, living at 617-2nd Street in Elkhart, Indiana in 1930 and 1940. She runs a boarding house.

On 27 April 1942, when 55-year-old unemployed Frank Mark McCaslin registers for the WWII draft, he is living at 617 South 2nd Street in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, which is listed as both his place of residence and his mailing address. The person who will always know his address is Mrs. Wally [Walley] of the same address. His physical description is white, 5 feet 9 inches, 185 pounds with blue eyes, gray hair and a light complexion.

George McCaslin (Frank's nephew, Mort's son) requested a military marker for Frank's headstone 25 Apr 1961 (described as a flat light gray granite marker), and it was shipped to the Dowd Funeral Home to be placed at Hillcrest Cemetery, North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana on 1 Jun 1961.