Indiana McCaslins

James Andrew McCaslinAge: 38 years19241963

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James Andrew McCaslin
Birth May 5, 1924 31 29
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1925 (Age 7 months)
Birth of a sisterAdelee M McCaslin
August 10, 1926 (Age 2 years)
Census 1930 (Age 5 years)
Death of a brotherJean M McCaslin
February 2, 1937 (Age 12 years)
Burial of a brotherJean M McCaslin
after February 2, 1937 (Age 12 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hoyt Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 64691188)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew J Payton
February 5, 1938 (Age 13 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandfatherAndrew J Payton
after February 5, 1938 (Age 13 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Roy Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 64688917)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Thomas McCaslin
April 24, 1939 (Age 14 years)
Source: S5662
Burial of a paternal grandfatherJames Thomas McCaslin
after April 24, 1939 (Age 14 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hoyt Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 59974907)
Census 1940 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a son
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Gary Gene McCaslin
October 2, 1948 (Age 24 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCatherine (Katie) Fulkes
December 31, 1959 (Age 35 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherCatherine (Katie) Fulkes
after December 31, 1959 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Roy Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 64689946)
Death January 30, 1963 (Age 38 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after January 30, 1963
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Cherokee Memorial Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 140895266)
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Gary Gene McCaslin
Birth: October 2, 1948 24 20Lodi, San Joaquin, California
Death: September 6, 1973Lodi, San Joaquin, California
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BirthFind a Grave
BirthSocial Security Death Index
Birth1930 US Federal Census
Census1925 Kansas State Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
DeathUS Social Security Death Index
DeathCalifornia Death Index
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Cherokee Memorial Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 140895266)

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In the 1925 Kansas State Census for Douglas, Jackson, Kansas, 32-year-old Kansas-born farmer Peter McCaslin is still renting farm land from his farmer father 71-year-old Indiana-born J.F. [sic] [James Thomas] McCaslin who is living next door with his third wife, 50-year-old Missouri-born Hallie [Hazel A South]. Peter and his wife 30-year-old Texas-born B.E. [Bettie E Payton] McCaslin have in their household their Kansas-born children, 9-year-old Durell, 6-year-old Jean, 3-year-old J.M. [Jennie M] and 1-year-old James A. Peter, Bettie, Durell and Jean can read, write and speak English. Durell and Jean are attending school.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Douglas, Jackson, Kansas, 37-year-old farmer Peter A and his 35-year-old wife Bettie E [Payton] McCaslin married when he was 22 and she was 20 years old. They have in their household their children, 14-year-old Durell A, 10-year-old Jean M, 8-year-old Jennie M, 5-year 11-month old James A, twin 3-year 7-month old daughters, Adlaide A and Adlee M, and 1-year 2-month old Bettie J. Peter is farming rented land. The family does not have a radio. Durell, Jean and Jennie have attended school in the past year and can read. James has not, but he also can read.

The 1940 US Federal Census for Douglas, Jackson, Kansas records 47-year-old, Kansas-born Peter McCaslin, his 45-year-old, Texas-born wife Bettie E [Payton] McCaslin and their Kansas-born children, 24-year-old Durell A, 18-year-old Jennie Marie, 15-year-old James, 13-year-old twin daughters, Adlaide and Adlee, and 11-year-old Betty Jo. They were all living in the same house in 1935 except for Durrell who was living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Peter and Bettie have completed eighth grade. Durrell has completed high school. Jennie Marie has completed one year of college. James has completed two years of high school, the twins have completed eighth grade. Betty Jo has completed sixth grade. Peter is a farmer who has worked 70 hours in the past week and 52 weeks of the past year. Bettie E is a housewife who is not looking for work. Durrell is a worker in a tire factory, has worked 40 hours in the past week and 52 weeks in the past year. The rest of the children are attending school and not looking for work.

His wife Barbara Jean Rogers' obituary states that James and Barbara married November 1947 in Kansas City and moved to Lodi, California in the same year.

The 1952 Lodi City Directory records Jas A and Barbara J McCaslin as living at 434 Olive Court. He is a warehouseman for American Can Co in Stockton.

The 1955 Lodi City Directory records Jas A and Barbara J McCaslin as living at 1300 S Crecent Ave. James is a post office carrier. It also records James' brother, Durell A McCaslin, driver for Hires Bottling Co whose residence is 105 N Hutchins. Durell doesn't seem to be married as no wife is listed.

The 1956 Lodi City Directory records Jas A and Barbara J McCaslin as living at 1300 S Crecent Ave. James is a post office carrier.

James A McCaslin died 30 Jan 1963 in San Joaquin County, California. His social security number was issued in Kansas before 1951.

He was buried in Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin, California. His Find A Grave Memorila page states that he was a Veteran of WWII and died in an automobile accident (Find A Grave Memorial# 140895266).

US, Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 records that Corp. James Andrew McCaslin, born 5 May 1924, and died 30 Jan 1963, enlisted in the Marine Corps (USMCR) on 3 Aug 1943 in Utah. He was honorably discharged 28 Sep 1945. He received a Purple Heart Medal. A flat granite marker was requested by his wife Barbara McCaslin of 820 York Street, Lodi, California on 31 Jan 1963, to be delivered to Cherokee Memorial Park, 2250 So. Cherokee, Lodi, Califotnia.

News article - January 31, 1963 Rainy Head-On Crash Kills Lodian, Hurts 3 A Lodi man was killed instantly, and three other persons were injured-one seriously-in a collision at 4:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon on Highway 12, one mile west of Terminous. James Andrew McCaslin, 36, of 820 York St., Lodi, a rural newspaper distributer for the San Francisco Examiner, was killed by chest and head injuries, in what the California Highway Patrol believes to have been a head-on collision. McCaslin was traveling west on Highway 12, when he was struck head-on by a car driven by Roy Willard Haffner, 22, of Antioch, the CHP said on the basis of preliminary investigation. Highway Patrol Officers believe that Haffner's Ford, traveling east, was passing another vehicle when it smashed into McCaslin's 1962 Volkswagen. The officers speculated that Haffner's view may have been obstructed by heavy spray from the wheels of the vehicle he was passing. Haffner, who sustained head injuries, was taken by ambulance to San Joaquin General Hospital, where he was reported last night to be in "serious, but not critical" condition. The two passengers in Haffner's car, Violet M. Roquemori, 21, of Oakley and 2-1/2 year old Vivian M. Roqumori sustained minor injuries, according to the Highway Patrol, and were taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital. The fatal accident occurred under a dark, overcast sky, in rain driven by a wind so strong that even heavy cars were buffeted about on the highway. McCaslin's Volkswagen was accordion to almost half its normal length. McCaslin's head struck the window-post opposite the driver's seat. His legs were so firmly pined behind the dashboard, that two tow-trucks had to stretch the car from both ends in order to extricate the body.
Fenders, sections of bumpers, radiator belts and miscellaneous debris from both cars were strewn around the highway. McCaslin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara McCaslin of Lodi, and four children: Gary, Kathy, Karon and Sharon McCaslin all of Lodi. He attended the Temple Baptist Church in Lodi, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 22, the Marine Corps League, and Disabled American Veterans. Born in Kansas, McCaslin came to Lodi 15 years ago. For the past few years, he had been a rural newspaper distributor for the San Francisco Examiner. He was a veteran of World War II. Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCaslin of Hoyt, Kansas; his brother Durell McCaslin of Crockett, Calif; and his sisters, Mrs. Betty Jo Hinkle and Mrs. Jennie Cockerel, both of Kansas City, and Mrs. Adelaide McWhirt and Mrs. Adelee Porter, both of Topeka, Kansas. Funeral arrangements are pending at Wells Funeral Home.