Herbert Ditmars (Mac) McCaslin, 18821925 (aged 43 years)

Name
Herbert Ditmars (Mac) /McCaslin/
Birth
Note: Name on birth record is Alvin, but parents and date are correct.
Education
B.S., M.E. 1904, Purdue University, Layfayette, Indiana
Occupation
1910-1920 Farmer; 1924 Postmaster
Birth of a sister
Note: Carolines birth was registered twice.
Death of a paternal grandfather
Burial of a paternal grandfather
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 16 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97163947)
Census
Note: At school
Death of a paternal grandmother
Burial of a paternal grandmother
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 16 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97164974)
Census
1910 (aged 27 years)
Note: Herbert is single, a farmer, boarding at Frank Fights (Sheep rancher) along with ten other men.
Marriage
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a daughter
Burial of a daughter
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Green Mountain Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 11109754)
Birth of a daughter
Census
Note: Herbert is a cattle farmer, married with two children
Death of a maternal grandfather
Burial of a maternal grandfather
Source: S3955
Note: Hopewell Cemetery, Section C, Row 27, Stone 3
Birth of a daughter
Death
Source: McCaslin Data
Source: Find a Grave
Burial
after May 4, 1925 (0 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Green Mountain Cemetery, Plot C 526 (Find A Grave Memorial# 11109765)
Family with parents
father
18551930
Birth: February 24, 1855 27 26 Johnson, Indiana
Death: April 5, 1930Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana
mother
18551948
Birth: September 6, 1855 30 23 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: January 27, 1948Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana
Marriage MarriageSeptember 6, 1876Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
6 years
himself
18821925
Birth: March 8, 1882 27 26 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: May 4, 1925Byers, Arapahoe, Colorado
4 years
younger sister
18861978
Birth: April 30, 1886 31 30 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: July 21, 1978Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana
Family with Nancy S (Nannie) Noble
himself
18821925
Birth: March 8, 1882 27 26 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: May 4, 1925Byers, Arapahoe, Colorado
wife
18841962
Birth: August 28, 1884 25 23 Texas
Death: October 7, 1962Texas
Marriage MarriageDecember 24, 1911
3 years
daughter
19142007
Birth: November 23, 1914 32 30 Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Death: March 1, 2007Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas
21 months
daughter
19161918
Birth: August 11, 1916 34 31 Colorado
Death: July 1, 1918Colorado
3 years
daughter
19191990
Birth: April 2, 1919 37 34 Byers, Arapahoe, Colorado
Death: August 29, 1990
5 years
daughter
19242015
Birth: January 5, 1924 41 39 Clarendon, Donley, Texas
Death: May 9, 2015Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas
Birth

Name on birth record is Alvin, but parents and date are correct.

Census

At school

Census

Herbert is single, a farmer, boarding at Frank Fights (Sheep rancher) along with ten other men.

Census

Herbert is a cattle farmer, married with two children

Burial

Green Mountain Cemetery, Plot C 526 (Find A Grave Memorial# 11109765)

Shared note

Name on birth record is Alvin, but parents and date are correct.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 45-year-old Indiana-born farmer Everett M and his 45-year-old Indiana-born wife Mary B [Ditmars] McCaslin have been married for 23 years and have had two children, both are living. These Indiana-born children are 18-year-old Herbert D and 14-year-old Caroline. Also in this household is 19-year-old , Indiana-born servant Josephine Shepherd. Herbert and Caroline have attended school 7 months of the past year. Everyone in the household can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana.

From the Purdue Year Book:
Herbert Ditmars McCaslin, B. S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Emersonian, Annuals (3) (4) ; Class Vice-President (4) ; Y. M. C. A.
Thesis : Comparison of Hand and Stoker Locomotive Firing.

"Mac" is one of these good, old-fashioned, motherly sort of fellows that can never see a joke until it has got past them and don't indulge much in the frivolities of life ; and yet he has made a lot of friends, possibly because he belongs to the class that Oliver Wendell Holmes describes as being refreshingly dull after one has been in long association with smart alecks, or words to that effect. "Mac" was a steady and consistent trainer on the track for the mile run, and would undoubtedly have won every event he entered, had there not always been somebody else that was just a little bit faster. In his attempt to fill the rather large shoes left vacant by the departure of our class president he has preserved the even tenor of his way, wholly unmoved by the responsibilities of his position.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Bosler 9th District, Albany, Wyoming, 28-year-old Indiana-born Herbert D McCaslin is single and a farmer, boarding at Frank Fights house(Sheep rancher) along with ten other men. He owns his acreage and has had no days out of work in the past year. His parents were both born in Indiana.

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

Who are Making Their Success in
the West.
.We found Mr. and Mrs. Everett
McCaslin most pleasantly located at
Boulder. They had a splendidly
stocked small fruit farm about a
mile out of Boulder. Their daugh-
ter, Mrs. W. E. Thurston, lives in
Boulder where Mr. Thurston is en-
gaged in real estate business and their
son, Herbert McCaslin, has a large,
finely equipped stock ranch. Mr.
McCaslin and his family are all en-
thusiasts regarding Colorado, where
they have done so well, and its cli-
mate.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Pine View, Elbert, Colorado, 38-year-old Indiana-born Herbert D McCaslin is a cattle farmer who owns the acreage of his ranch. He and his wife, 35-year-old Texas-born Nancy [Noble] McCaslin, have two living Colorado-born children, 5-year-old Lois and 9-month old Mary. Herber's parents were born in Indiana, Nancy's in Texas and the children's father was born in Indiana and their mother in texas. A third child Edith Nancy was almost two-years old at the time of her death in 1918. A fourth child was born before Herbert's death in 1925.

From the "the Semi-Centennial Alumni Record of Purdue University", published in May 1924:
McCaslin, Herbert Ditmars, Postmaster: b. Mar 8, 1882, Franklin, Ind.; Ed. [education] Hopewell H. S., Franklin, Ind.; m. Nancy S. Noble. Postmaster Byers, Colo.; Act. [activities while at the University] Class V-Pres. (4), Emersonian Lit. Soc.; Children, three daughters. Address, Byers,[Arapahoe], Colo.

Herbert Ditmars McCaslin died on 4 May 1925, a year after the above information was printed.

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana),
Thursday, May 28, 1925
page 8 column 2
Herbert D. McCaslin
Purdue Alumnus, Dies
At Home in Colorado
Word has been received here of the
death of Herbert D. McCaslin,
which occurred May 14, in Byers, Colo.,
following a short illness. Mr. McCaslin,
who was graduated from Purdue uni-
versity in 1904, receiving the degree of
bachelor of science in mechancal eng-
ineering, was born in Franklin, Ind.
March 8, 1882. He was vice-president
of his graduating class and a member
of the Emersonian Literary society.
Before going to Byers to accept a
postmastership, he was an instructor at
the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
Shortly after his graduation from Purdue
he was married to Miss Nancy Noble. The
widow and four children survive him.