Indiana McCaslins

David Serril McCaslinAge: 67 years18531921

Name
David Serril McCaslin
Name suffix
D.D.
Name prefix
Rev.
Birth May 24, 1853 25 24
Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
Source: Find a Grave
Education
1875 B.A. Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana; 1878 Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York, Doctor of Divinity

Source: S228
Publication: Chapman Publishing Co., New York and Chicago, 1896
Death of a maternal grandfatherSerril Winchester
October 1, 1854 (Age 16 months)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: S203
Publication: Republican Print (Franklin, Indiana, 1887)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3964
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Died of typhus
Burial of a maternal grandfatherSerril Winchester
after October 1, 1854 (Age 16 months)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3964
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Old Shiloh Cemetery, Row 8 Stone 5
Birth of a brotherEverett McKee McCaslin
February 24, 1855 (Age 21 months)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterMary Josephine (Josie) McCaslin
April 2, 1857 (Age 3 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherJohn Harvey McCaslin
October 22, 1859 (Age 6 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Census 1860 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Florence McCaslin
September 22, 1861 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterLaura Jane McCaslin
December 28, 1863 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Miller
June 3, 1867 (Age 14 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3964
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Miller
after June 3, 1867 (Age 14 years)
Source: S3964
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Old Shiloh Cemetery, Row 8 Stone 4 (Find A Grave Memorial# 67336253)
Census 1870 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary (Polly) Sellers
September 20, 1871 (Age 18 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary (Polly) Sellers
after September 20, 1871 (Age 18 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32033017)
Birth of a brotherEzra Wosson McCaslin
January 25, 1873 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 1, 1873 (Age 20 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 20 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32031930)
Graduation 1878 (Age 24 years)
Note: Union Theological Seminary
MarriageHarriette Barrett StudleyView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 25 years)
Note: by Dr. Howard Crosby
Occupation
Presbyterian Minister

Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
Ordination 1878 (Age 24 years)
Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
Census 1880 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Christine McCaslin
May 28, 1881 (Age 28 years)
Source: S472
Birth of a daughter
#2
Davida (Vida) McCaslin
October 4, 1885 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterAnna Florence McCaslin
July 29, 1890 (Age 37 years)
Note: Died of typhoid fever
Burial of a sisterAnna Florence McCaslin
August 1, 1890 (Age 37 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 18 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97165439)
Death of a fatherWosson McCaslin
January 26, 1894 (Age 40 years)
Burial of a fatherWosson McCaslin
after January 26, 1894 (Age 40 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 16 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97163947)
Census 1900 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childFrederic Dill BrownChristine McCaslinView this family
September 2, 1908 (Age 55 years)
Source: S1939
Source: S3309
Note: Merriam Park Presbyterian Church, by Rev. David Serril McCaslin
Death of a motherJane Smith Winchester
April 3, 1909 (Age 55 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherJane Smith Winchester
April 8, 1909 (Age 55 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 16 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97164974)
Census 1910 (Age 56 years)
Census 1920 (Age 66 years)
Death May 9, 1921 (Age 67 years)
Source: S1495
Source: Find a Grave
Burial May 12, 1921 (3 days after death)
Source: S1495
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Fairlawn Cemetery, Section K, lot 372, grave 3; Find A Grave Memorial# 59695070
Religion
Presbyterian

Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 13, 1850Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
3 years
himself
21 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Family with Harriette Barrett Studley - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 2, 1878New York City, New York, New York
3 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
Davida (Vida) McCaslin
Birth: October 4, 1885 32 29Pullman, Cook, Illinois
Death: March 2, 1963Decatur, Macon, Illinois

Birth1870 US Federal Census
Birth1900 US Federal Census
BirthPresbyterian Ministerial Directory of the Ministers of the Prebyterian Church
Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
BirthMcCaslin Data
BirthFind a Grave
EducationS228
Publication: Chapman Publishing Co., New York and Chicago, 1896
EducationRe: Question about David Serill McCaslin
Census1860 US Federal Census
Census1870 US Federal Census
GraduationRe: Question about David Serill McCaslin
MarriageGenealogy of the Studleys
OccupationPresbyterian Ministerial Directory of the Ministers of the Prebyterian Church
Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
OrdinationPresbyterian Ministerial Directory of the Ministers of the Prebyterian Church
Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
Census1880 US Federal Census
Census1900 US Federal Census
Census1910 US Federal Census
Census1920 US Federal Census
DeathIllinois Death Certificate
DeathRe: Question about David Serill McCaslin
DeathS1495
DeathMcCaslin Data
DeathFind a Grave
BurialS1495
BurialFind a Grave
ReligionPresbyterian Ministerial Directory of the Ministers of the Prebyterian Church
Publication: The Ministerial Directory Company of Oxford, Ohio, 1898
ReligionRe: Question about David Serill McCaslin
Graduation

Union Theological Seminary

Marriage

by Dr. Howard Crosby

Burial

Fairlawn Cemetery, Section K, lot 372, grave 3; Find A Grave Memorial# 59695070

Shared note

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Wosson (misspelled again) is a farmer with land worth $5460 and personal property worth $3000. Wossons household consists of himself (age 33), his wife, Jane S (age 31), his sons David S (age 7), Everett M (age 5) and John W (age 7 months) and his daughter, Mary J (age 3). David and Everett are attending school. Wosson is living near his parents as their census information is on the bottom of the preceding census page.His father is household 524 and Wosson is 529

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Wosson (misspelled Wasson) is still living very near his father and mothers household as their census information is on the same page. In Wossons household is his wife, Jane S [Winchester] (42), his sons, David S (16), Everett (14), John H (10) and his daughters, Josephine (12), Florence (8), Laura (6). They also have a domestic servant, Ellen James aged 17. Wosson has real estate valued as $15,000 and personal property valued at $3,000. He can read and write as can his wife.

David Serril McCaslin graduated with a Batchelor of Arts from Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana in 1875.

In 1878, David Serril McCaslin graduated from Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York , he and Harriette Studley were married 2 October, and he was ordained , making this a very eventful year.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, 27-year-old minster of the gospel David S and his wife, 21-year-old Hattie S [Studley] McCaslin are living on East Charles Street. Also residing with them is 17-year-old New York-borm Elizabeth Wilson, relationship unknown. Both Davids and Hatties birth places are recorded incorrectly, his as Indiana when it was Iowa, and hers as New York when the correct place was Massachusetts.

Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) October 27, 1880, page 30, column 3 THE ANNUAL SYNOD Session of the Presbyterian Indiana, North. Afternoon Session. At two o'clock this afternoon the synod assembled, nearly all the members present. After the usual opening exercises the announcement was made that the synod would be given up to the discussion of popular missionary work. Rve. Sheldon Jackson, D. D., of Denver, Col., Rev. J. P. Stratton, of Crawfordsville, and Rev. W. M. Whitford, of Peru, spoke on behalf of home missions, and Rev. Thomas Boyd, of Warsaw, and Rev. D. S. McCaslin of Muncie, on foreign missions.

Date: Saturday, January 15, 1881
Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel (Indianapolis, IN) Volume: XXX Issue: 15 Page: 1 Special to the Sentinel: MUNCIE, Ind. - The funeral services of the late Calvin P. Streeter will take place from Simpson Chapel M.E. Church to-morrow at 2 o'clock p.m., conducted by Revs D. S. McCaslin and F. T. Simpson. The members of the I. O. O. F. will turn out, and the attendance generally will doubtless be very large.

David S. McCaslin, A. M. was the author of the "[Indiana] State Geologist's Report for 1883, which is reprinted in "The History of Johnson County" by D. D. Banta, Chapter VI, pages 462-475.

In 1884, David was a minister in Pullman and Roseland, Cook County, Illinois. From the The History of Roseland, Cook County, Illinois - The Presbyterians hold meetings in Van der Syde Hall, where at there is an average attendance of about sixty. Rev. David S. McCaslin, of Pullman, supplies the pulpit by their request. This gentleman also leads a Bible class in the Union Sunday-School. This Sunday-School was organized May 26, 1883, by J. M. Lane, president, and has a large and interested attendance.

David also was very involved with Indiana geology and natural history in 1884 as shown in an article by William DePrex Inlow "The Indiana Physician as Geologist and Naturalist" as he is one of the few non-medical contributors: "The extent to which doctors of medicine dominated the field of geology and natural history in the state in the early1880s is indicated by the roster as set down in the Fourteenth Annual Report in 1884. John Collett, A.M., M.D., Ph.D. Chief of Department, and State Geologist. Field-Work Assistants. Ryland T. Brown, M.D., Indianapolis, Ind. Moses N. Elrod, M.D., Hartsville, Ind. A. J. Phinney, M.D., Muncie, Ind. Rev. D. S. McCaslin, A.M., Pullman, Ill. Special Assistants. Botanist. Prof. John M. Coulter, A.M., Crawfordsville, Ind. Chemist. John N. Hurty, M.D., Indianapolis, Ind. Comparative Anatomist. Alembert W. Brayton, M.D., Indianapolis, Ind. Conchologist. Fred. Stein, M.D., Indianapolis, Ind. Entomologist. Ralph St. J. Perry, M.D., Indianapolis, Ind. Ornithologist and Taxidermist. Fletcher M. Noe, Indianapolis, Ind. Herpetologist and Ichthyologist. Prof. Oliver P. Hay, Irvington, Ind. Paleontologists. Prof. Ed. D. Cope, Philadelphia, Prof. Jas. L. Wortman, Philadelphia."

Transcribed from the Daily Huronite, Huron, Dakota for 26 Feb 1886: "ANOTHER WORKER ARRIVED. Sketch of Rev. Davd McCaslin, the New Pastor of the Presbyterian Church The Rev. David S. McCaslin arrived from Pullman, Ill., this afternoon. This gentleman was chosen a short time ago to be the pastor of the Presbyterian church in Huron, and has come to assume that duty. Knowing that all will be interested to read of the gentleman, we give the following sketch of him and his work. He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, May 24, 1853, but moved to Franklin, Indiana, when he was 18 months old. The father was a farmer and the son grew up on the farm-going to school in winter. He attended an academy near home, where he prepared for Hanover college, Indiana, which he entered as a sophomore in the fall of 1872. Was [sic] graduated with the highest honor of his class in June, 1875. In the following September Mr. McCaslin entered Union Theological Seminary, N. Y. City, graduating from there in May 1878 in a class of 48. While in the Seminary he had charge of "Hope Mission," a chapel supported by Dr. Crosby's church; was desired to remain as its pastor but decided to come west. May 10, 1878, Mr. M. [sic] was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Indianapolis, and in July was called to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church in Muncie, Ind., where he was ordained Nov. 13, 1878. There was his field for four and a half years. While lliving there he served two seasons as assistant to the state geologist, making a geological survey of Jay and Johnson counties, also, taking part in catalogueing [sic] the flora of Central Eastern India. [sic Indiana] January 18, 1883, Mr. McCaslin became pastor of the Presbyterian church in Pullman, Ill. It had only twenty-six members, but they were workers. In the three years and one month that Mr. M. [sic] remained there he received 166 into the church-86 by letter and 80 on profession of their faith in Christ. The Sabbath-school now averages an attendance of 250. These figures convey the idea that the new pastor is an irrepressible laborer for his Master. Just the quality that is needed in this day of so much namby-pamby piety. Mr. and Mrs. M. [sic] have two children-both girls. One is Christine, four years old; the other Vida, four months old. As the parsonage is rented till April 1st, it is expected that Mr. M. [sic] will tarry at Kent's till his family comes April 1. We welcome them to the field which they have chosen for their home, and can assure them that all the good people of this commun ity will hail their coming as a blessing, not only to their own church, but to all who may be within the circle of their influence."

"In the Herald and Presbyter of Cinncinnati of last week there appeared the following commendatory of a Hurouian: Rev. David s. McCaslin closed a three years' pastorate at Pullman, Ill., that 14th inst., and goes to the Presbyterian Church at Huron, Dak. During the past three years there have been over 2,000 pastorial calls, twenty-two couples married, fifty-seven funerals attended, and 310 sermons preached. At the organization of the church there were twenty six members, only thirteen of whom remain in the place. The number of accessions has been 172-eighty-eight by letter and eighty-four upon profession of faith of the latter the youngest being nine years old and the oldest 65-all steadfast to their profession. About sixty-five of the members have moved away. Nationalities represented are Scotch, Irish, Welch, English, Swedes, Holland, German, American and African." Transcribed from the Daily Huronite, Huron, Dakota for 2 Mar 1886 by Lois Johnson

"Where to Go To-Morrow.[sic] ...Presbyterian Church-Services at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Preaching by Rev David S. McCaslin. Morning subject, "The Path in the Valley." Evening topic, "The Deepest Thinker." Sunday-school at 12:15 p. m. Everybody cordially invited..." Transcribed from the Daily Huronite, Huron, Dakota for 13 Mar 1886 by Lois Johnson

THE CLERGYMEN'S CONVENTION Huron, Dakota Territory, May 24, 1888. To the Ministers of the Churches of Dakota: A general convention of the people of Dakota has been called to meet at Huron, July 10th and 11th next, to take into consideration the condition of Dakota, and recommend suitable and effective action thereon. It is desired by those calling this convention to consult with all the ministers of Dakota, along with other bodies, and to lay before them such propositions as that convention may adopt for their consideration and approval. As we understand it, the matters to be brought before that convention concern vitally and immediately the highest interests of the people of Dakota. Your counsel and judgment thereon is desired. In critical times like this, when all the people of Dakota have is at stake, it is natural and right that they should have whatever counsel and assistance we can rightfully give. Therefore, as requested, we respectfully and earnestly invite all the ministers of churches in Dakota to meet in convention at Huron on Thursday, July 12th, there to consider such matters pertaining to the public welfare as may be submitted to them by the peoples convention. We are informed that arrangements will be made for reduced fares and suitable accommodations. Rev. D. S. McCaslin, pastor, Presbyterian Church, Huron, Dakota. Rev. Joseph Ward, D. D., president of Yankton College, Yankton, Dakota. Rev. Dan F. Bradley, pastor, Congregational Church, Yankton, Dakota. Rev. A. B. Smart, pastor, Wessington Springs, Dakota. Rev. J. B. Pomeroy, Presbyterian minister, Huron, Dakota. Rev. F. A. Burdick, pastor, Methodist Church, Yankton, Dakota. Rev. A. W. Adkinson, pastor, Methodist Church, Mitchell. Dakota. Rev. Thomas Hambly, pastor, Methodist Church, Britton, Dakota. Rev. A. D. Traveller, pastor, Watertown, Dakota. ' Rev. E. Hartsough, presiding elder, M. E. Church, Sioux Falls, Dakota. Rev. W. R. Gordon, pastor, Congregational Church, Milbank, Dakota. Rev. James Rowe, pastor, Redfield, Dakota. Rev. C. B. Clark, pastor, Mitchell, Dakota. Rev. H. M. Springer, pastor, Clark, Dakota. Rev. P. E. Murray, pastor, M. E. Church, Woonsocket, Dakota. Rev. C. E. Hagcr, pastor, M. E. Church, Madison, Dakota. Rev. E. E. Clough, pastor, Watertown, Dakota. Rev. D. Gostelow, pastor, Andover, Dakota. Rev. W. J. Hyde, pastor, Groton, Dakota. Rev. R. W. Ely, pastor, Presbyterian Church, LaMoure, Dakota. Rev. C. E. English, pastor, Huron, Dakota. Rev. H. S. Mills, pastor, Huron, Dakota. Rev. Chas. Potter, pastor, Huron, Dakota.

The Dakota territorial Sunday school convention met at Jamestown June 4, 1889, and divided into two separate associations, one for North and one for South Dakota. There were about seventy-five delegates in attendance upon this, the fifteenth annual meeting. Delegates were welcomed at the opening of the convention by an address by Hon. Alfred Dickey. Superintendent W. S. Bell, of the Sioux Falls Normal Institute, Miss E. L. Swartz and Assistant Superintendent William Ewing, of Jamestown, made reports of the work of the past year. These reports show that there were fifty-two county Sunday school organizations in the territory. Thirty-five of these were in the South and seventeen in North Dakota. Two county organizations had been formed in South Dakota during the twelve months past and thirteen in North Dakota. Addresses were made by Rev. C. G. Cressey, Aberdeen, subject, "Teacher's Bible and Its Study;" E. E. Saunders, Fargo, subject, "House to House Visitation;" Rev. V. M. Yergin, Fargo, subject, "The Sunday School and the Nation;" Rev. D. S. McCaslin, Huron, "Christ and the Common People." President Kent of Huron and D. P. Hard of Sioux Falls were in attendance. A North Dakota and South Dakota association was organized as the legitimate successors of the territorial parent. The South Dakota association elected officers as follows: President, R. V. Kratz, Mitchell; first vice president, Rev. J. Rowe, Redfield; second vice president, Rev. J. P. Coffman, Dell Rapids; third vice president, Rev. D. S. McCaslin, Huron; secretary, Rev. E. W. Carter, Lake Henry; executive committee, Hon. V. V. Barnes, Yankton; Rev. W. H. Brearlv. Jasper; D. P. Ward, Sioux Falls; C. M. Peck, Mitchell; Rev. W. B. Hubbard, Chamberlain; Rev. W. B. D. Gray, Lake Henry; F. H. Kent, Huron; Eugene Steere, Pierre; T. W. Diggs, Milbank; F. H. Hagerty, Aberdeen; Rev. C. H. Cressey, Aberdeen; L. W. Stillwell, Deadwood; Rev. W. L. Moll, Sioux Falls. After the death of Dr. Joseph Ward the trustees of Yankton College resolved to establish a memorial fund of $150,000 for Yankton College. When this project was laid before the Indians at Santee Agency they responded with promptness with a purse of $200. Some of the contributors to this fund were Indians who, twenty-seven years before, were engaged in the Little Crow hostilities in Minnesota.

Dakota Huronite (Huron, Dakota) Thursday, September 12, 1889, page 12, column 2 HURONITERS Rev. D. S. McCaslin met with an accident Thursday afternoon by which the elbox joint of the left arm was thrown out of place. In company with five others he was riding in a two-seated spring wagon going to the temperance meeting in Pearl Creek. When near the residence of David Thompson one of the hind wheels broke down throwing every occupant of the wagon to the ground, injuring Mr. McCaslin as above stated. But he proceeded to the meeting, took part in it and also in the evening meeting, and while suffering pain did not realize the nature of the injury. He returned to the city Friday morning when Drs. Huff and Feige were called and put the joint in proper position. Mr. McCaslin will be bruised for a few days, but is happy to think that the injury is no worse.

Will Stir Up Mitchell Mitchell Republican, Nov. 29 "Rev. David S. McCaslin, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Huron, whose work is known to many here, will assist the pastor Rev. Geo. A. Mackintosh all next week at the revival meetings at the Presbyterian church. Mr. McCaslin possesses wonderful ability in revival work and we bespeak for or him a large hearing by the people of Mitchell." Transcribed from the Daily Huronite, Huron, South Dakota for 2 December 1889 by Lois Johnson

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, David Serril McCaslin is recorded as having graduated with a A.M. [Master of Arts] in 1875 and is a Presbyterian Minister in Huron, Dakota.

Daily Globe, St Paul, Minnesota, Monday Morning June 9, 1890 Burial of Editor Hundley. Special to the Globe. Huron, S. D., June 9. This afternoon an immense concourse of people attended the funeral of Zach Hundley, late editor of the Herald-Democrat, and chairman of the Democratic state committee, shot by his son Thursday. It was the largest funeral in the history of the city. Rev. H. S. Mills, pastor of the Congregational church, preached the sermon. Rev. D. S. McCaslin as- sisted in the services, which were brief yet very impressive.

In 1892 and 1893, the Rev David S Mc Caslin [sic] is the pastor of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Chuch, located on the NE corner of West 26th Street and Pleasant Avenue, which had 280 members. His residence is 412 W 27th Street. (Sunday services are 10:30 am and 7:30 pm. Sunday school 12 pm. Prayer meeting Thursday 7:30 pm.

In the 1895 Minnesota State Census for Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, 42-year-old Iowa-born David S and his 38-year-old Massachusetts-born wife Harriet [sic] [Studley] McCasslin [sic] have in their household their daughters, 14-year-old Indiana-born Christina [sic] and 9-year-old Illinois-born Vida [Davida], and a Swedish servant, 22-year-old Lana [sic] Anderson. The family is living in a house at 412 W 27th Street. David and his family have lived in Minnesota and in the Minneapolis 8th Ward for four years. He is a Presbyterian minister.""The Ministerial Directory of the Ministers in the Presbyterian Church..." and "The Alumni Catalogue of the United Theological Society" state that he was pastor of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church [now named Bethlehem Stewart Presbyterian Church, located at 2539 Pleasant Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404]

From The Franklin Democrat, Friday, June 14, 1895, page 1 column 1 PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Rev. David McCaslin, of Minnesota, preached at Hopewell Sunday night to a large congregation.

From The Franklin Democrat, Friday, June 21, 1895, page 1 column 3 Rev. D. S. McCaslin, formerly of this county but now the pastor of Bethlehem church, Minneapolis, preached Sunday morning at the First Presbyterian Church of this city.

From The Franklin Democrat, Friday, October 4, 1895, page 1 column 3 Rev. David S. McCaslin, formerly of this county, and recently located at Minneapolis as pastor of the Pres- byterian church, has accepted a call to Montana [sic].

1896 to 1899 David Serril was the minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

From The Coe College Cosmos (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), October 1, 1896, page 12 LOCALS Among the pastors of city churches who have lead the devotional exercises in the College chapel recently have been Rev. Dr. Avery of Vinton, Rev. R. A. Van der Las of Central Park Church, Rev. Dr. Burkhalter of the First Presbyrerian Church, Rev. Dr. McCaslin of the Second Presbyterian Church, Rev. Fraser of Marion and Rev. Berry of the Congregational Church.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, August 25, 1899, Volume XL Number 7, page 1 column 5 Local and Personal. Rev. David McCaslin, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was here to attend the funeral of Elliott McCaslin, the little son of Ezra McCaslin.

1900 US Federal Census for 5th Ward of Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa shows David Serril McCaslin (47, born in Iowa), his wife Harriette (43, born in Massachusetts) and his daughters, Christine (19, born in Indiana) and Vida [Davida] (14, born in Illinois) living at 312 North 16th Street in a rented house. David and Harriette have been married for 22 years and have had two children, both are living. He is a clergyman. Both of his daughters are listed as students. [They are attending Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.] David's parents were born in Indiana, Harriette's father in Vermont and her mother in Maine [sic], and Christine and Davida's father in Indiana and their mother in Massachusetts.

Chariton Herald (Chariton, Iowa), October 3, 1901, page 3 Correspondence Dr. David McCaslin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Is assisting in the Presbyterian meetings this week.

From the Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) Thursday Evening 24 Jan 1907: "UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GETS GOOD BOOKS Some of Them Out of Print Works of the Geological Survey The library at the university is in receipt of a valuable collection of books from Rev. David McCaslin of St. Paul, Minn. among them is an almost complete set of the Illinois Geological Survey, now out of print and almost impossible to secure."

1910 US Federal Census for 11th Ward of St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota shows 57-year-old Iowa-born David Serril McCaslin, his 53-year-old Massachusetts-born wife, Harriette B [Studley] McCaslin and their youngest daughter, 24-year-old Illinois-born Davida McCaslin living at 2024 Selby Avenue. David and Harriette have been married for 31 [sic] years and have two children, both are living. He is a clergyman and Davida is a teacher at a private university. Everyone can read, write and speak English. David's parents were born in Indiana, Harriette's father was born in Massachusetts [sic] and her mother in New Hampshire and Davida's father was born in Iowa and her mother in Massachusetts.

The Evening Star, Friday, May 24, 1912 Page 3 Column 4

Rev. D. S . McCaslin of Min- neapolis, Minn., who has been at tending the meeting of the General Assembly in Louisville will come Saturday to spend Sunday with his brother, Everett McCaslin.

From "The Franklin Democrat" (Franklin, Johnson, Indiana) 1912, page 1, column 6: Rev. D. S. McCaslin of St. Paul, Minn. is visiting Franklin and Hope- well relatives. He preached Sunday morning in the Presbyterian church of this city.

The Evening Star, Saturday, August 14, 1915 Page 4 Column 4 SOME FRIENDS

Who are Making Their Success in the West. .John H. McCaslin is now a super- intendent of a large lumber mill at Potlatch, where Mrs. McCaslin plays the organ in the Presbyterian church. A sister of Mrs. Scafe, Mrs. Smith, resides in the state and all at the time of our visit were plan- ning a reunion camp party on the shores of Lake Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. Rev. David McCaslin of St. Paul, Minn., expected to be present.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Eureka, Olio, Woodford, Illinois taken 13-14 Jan, 65-year-old [sic] Iowa-born David S McCaslin [transcribed as Heslin] and his 63-year-old Massachusetts-born wife Harriett [sic] [Studley] McCaslin are living in a rented house, but no address is recorded. David is a minister of the Presbyterian Church. Both can read, write and speak English. David's parents were born in Indiana and Harriette's father was born in New Hampshire and her mother in Massachusetts [sic].

Correspondence from Mark A Cordes, Clerk of Session, Eureka Presbyterian Church, 17 Mar 2010: We have these records in our Session Minutes 1916 September 27 The Session met at the Church. Present, Rev. D.S. McCaslin the moderator, with Elders James Smelly, W.R. Simpson and G.W. Anthony. The meeting was opened with prayer. Mrs. Harriette B.McCaslin received by letter from the Merriam Presbyterian Church of St. Paul Minn.

Our Session records do not indicate when Rev McCaslin was installed. We do know the pulpit had been declared vacant on April 30 of 1916.

On July 4,1920 this entry was in the record.

Dr. D.S. McCaslin presented his resignation which is as follows:

To the Session and People of The Presbyterian Church of Eureka.

Dear Friends I hereby offer to you my resignation of the pastorate of this Church; and do so with regret after a prolonged season of earnest consideration of the whole matter. I am constrained to make this request, because I am no longer physically able to meet all the burdens and responsibilities of the pastoral service. I am doubly sorrowful in making this decision, it means first a final separation from those who have been my faithful friends and helpers in the varied work of the Church for these four years. Further, it marks the close of a pastoral service in the church covering forty - two years of un-broken activity as pastor and evangelist. Will you please join with me in requesting the Presbytery of Peoria to dissolve the relation that has subsisted between us as pastor and people. The action to take effect on the first day of September next. I am also requesting the Session to convene the congregation at an early date for the purpose of considering and acting on this request.

Fraternally your pastor, David S. McCaslin

From the Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 2 Aug 1920: SERMONS HEARD BY LARGE CROWDS Attendence Increases At Union Services on Sundays. Attendance is increasing at the union church services on Sunday evening and Sunday night there was an especially large crowd at the outdoor service at the Pines. Rev. R. E. Henry, pastor of the First Christian church, preached on the subject "Pauls [sic] Doctrine of Salvation" and the First Christian church choir furnished the music. In the First Baptist church the speaker was Rev. David McCaslin, who spoke on, "The Gospel Mirror". Music was furnished by the Baptist male quartet and Miss Marjory Landon. Rev. J. O. Todd, of the First United Brethren church, was the speaker at the meeting in Fairview park, his subject being "By-Products of Christianity."

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CHURCH NOTES ... Dr. David McCaslin, who preached at the union services in the First Baptist church Sunday night, will occupy the pulpit in the First Presbyterian church next Sunday morning in the absence of the pastor, Rev. C. E. Jenney.

On 25 Aug 1920, "The Herald and Presbyter" published a change of address for Rev David S McCaslin, DD, from Eureka to Decatur, Illinois, 608 Haworth Avenue.

On August 29 the Session granted a letter to the First Presbyterian Church of Decatur to Mrs. Harriette B. McCaslin.

The Herald and Presbyter,15 Sep 1920, page 8: Rev. David S. Mccaslin, D.D., after four years of fruitful labor, has resigned the pastorate at Eureka, and removed to Decatur. Eureka is the county seat of Woodford County, with a population of about 1,800. One of the leading colleges of the Disciples Church is located here. A pastor of ability and experience is needed for the fine congregation at this place.

The Herald and Prebyter, 6 Oct 1920, page 2: The Presbytery of Springfield dismissed Rev. E. B. Landis, D.D., to the Presbytery of Cairo; received Rev. Frank H. Randall from St. Clairsville, Rev. David S. McCaslin D.D. from Peoria, Rev. T. W. Smith, D.D., from Morris and Orange, and Rev. C. F. Record from Mattoon. Arrangements were made to install Rev. J. M. Newman at Tallula, and for Dr. T. W. Smith to serve Jacksonville-Westminster. Rev. W. H.Pennallegon, D.D., and Rev. Rev. David S. McCaslin, D.D.. were honorably retired.

From the Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 10 May 1921 "David M'Caslin Dies Suddenly Rev. David McCaslin, retired Presbyterian minister, died suddenly at 6 o'clock Monday evening at the family residence, 668 South Haworth avenue[sic]. He would have been sixty-eight years old May 25th. His death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. McCaslin was sitting at the dinner table when the attack came and died before a physician could reach the house.

Rev. David McCaslin after many years of service as a Presbyterian minister retired last fall and came to Decatur to make his home. He gained a large acquaintanceship and made many friends during his short residence in Decatur and was often called upon to supply pulpits in the neighborhood. Several times he conducted a series of meetings in various churches.

Rev. Mr. McCaslin was graduated from Hanover college [sic] in 1876 [sic]. His first pastorate was at Muncie, Ind. In later years he had charge in Minneapolis, St Paul, and in Cedar Rapids, Ia. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet McCaslin, and two daughters, Miss Davida McCaslin of Decatur and Mrs. Frederic Brown of Huron, S.D. He also leaves a brother, Dr. Ezra McCaslin, of Detroit, Mich. Arrangements for the funeral await the arrival of the daughter and the brother."

Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 10 May 1921 Dr D.M. [sic] McCaslin The funeral of Dr. D.S. McCaslin will be held at 3:30 oclock Thursday afternoon at the residence, 668 South Haworth avenue[sic]. Friends are invited, but are requested not to send flowers. The internment will be in Fairlawn cemetery. The burial service will be private. Mrs. Frederick [sic] Brown, the daughter, has sent word from Huron, S.D. that she will arrive in Decatur in time for the funeral. Transcribed by Lois Johnson

From "The Ministerial Directory of the Ministers in the Presbyterian Church in the United States" 1898, David Serril McCaslin was pastor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1898. He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1853; graduated with a B.A. (1875), M.A. (1883) and D.D. (1893) from Hanover College, Hanover, Jefferson, Indiana; graduated in 1878 from Union Theological Seminary in New York, New York; was licensed as a Presbyterian Minister in 1878 by the Prebytery of Muncie, Indiana; pastor Muncie, Indiana from 1878-1883; Sunday School Pullman, Illinois from 1883-1886; Pastor Huron, Dakota from 1886-1890; Pastor Bethlehem Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1890-1896; Sunday School Bozeman, Montana 1896; pastor Second Presbyterian Church Cedar Rapids 1896-.

"The Alumni Catalogue of the United Theological Society" states that David Serril McCaslin was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa on 24 May 1853; graduated from Hanover College in 1875; attended Union Theological Seminary for 1875-1878; ordained by the Presbytery of Muncie, Indiana on 13 Nov 1878; pastor in Muncie, Indiana from 1878-1883; Sunday School Pullman, Illinois, 1883-1885; pastor Huron, Dakota 1885-1890; pastor Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1890-1895; Sunday School Bozeman, Montana 1895-1896; pastor Second Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1896-1899; Sunday School Missionary Iowa 1899-1901; pastor Hoopeston, Illinois 1901-1906; pastor evangelist, Presbyterian Church, St Paul, Minnesota 1907-1916; pastor, Eureka, Illinois 1916-1920; honorably retired Decatur, Illinois 1920-1921; died 9 May 1921. Doctor of Divinity, Hanover College, Hanover, Jefferson, Indiana, 1894.

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McCaslin, David Spouse: Harriet Studley
Marriage Date: 1878
Location: Manhattan
County: New York
State: New York
Certificate Number: 5376
Publication: Marriage Registers, Extracts from Manhattan (1869-1880) and Brooklyn (1895-1897)
Page: No page number listed
Publisher: Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, New York.
Published: NY, NY.
Comments: See Family History Library catalog for films 1543971-1562446 (Manhattan) and Film 1653852 (Brooklyn), for actual certificate.