Bio: Caves, William Jr. (1860 -?)

Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

Surnames: Caves, Govers, Olson, Dewey, Mason, Kinley

 

----Source: Biographical History of, Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin, Lewis Publishing Company., Chicago, 1891.

 

WILLIAM CAVES, Jr., was born in Jackson County, Wisconsin, March 8, 1860, the son of William Caves, who was born in Ireland in 1844. The latter came to this country early in life and located in Jackson County, where he now lives, and is engaged in farming. Our subject's mother, nee Elizabeth Govers, was born in Ireland iu 1846, and died in Jackson County, Wisconsin, at the age of thirty five years. She was a daughter of Henry and Mary Govers, Mr. and Mrs. Caves had ten children, five of whom still survive: Charles, William E., Mary, Emma and Effle.

William, our subject, was reared on a farm and received his education in Jackson County. in 1884 he went to work in a saw mill, which he continued until about 1886, when he was elected manager of the county poor farm, and still holds that position. He is a Democrat politically. He was married August 16, 1884, to Caroline Olson, who was born in Albion, Wisconsin, September 9, 1862, the daughter of Ole Olson, who came to this country in 1862 and located in Jackson County, Wisconsin, Albion Township, where he now lives and carries on general farming. Politically be affiliates with the Republican party. Mr. and Mrs. Caves have two children: Elizabeth and John O.

 

1870 (3 Aug) Federal Census, Springfield, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, United States, pg. 15, by D. F. Mason

 

William Caves, white, male
home in 1870: Wisconsin, United States

Household Members
William Caves M 35y (1870 Ireland)
Elizabeth Caves F 32y Ireland
Elizabeth Caves F 4y Wisconsin
William Caves M 9y Wisconsin
Mary R Caves F Wisconsin
Emma Caves F Wisconsin
John Caves M 2y Wisconsin
Robert A Caves M 3m Wisconsin

 

1880 Federal Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 301

 

Wm. Caves, married, American male
marital status : Married
occupation : Farmer
birthplace : Ireland
birthdate : 1834
spouse's name : Elizabeth Caves
spouse's birthplace : Ireland
father's birthplace : Ireland
mother's birthplace : Ireland

Household Members
self Wm. Caves M 46 Ireland
wife Elizabeth Caves F 39 Ireland
son Wm. Caves M 21 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Mary Caves F 18 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Emma Caves F 16 Wisconsin, United States
son Chas. Caves M 6 Wisconsin, United States

 

1900 Federal Census, ED 41 Albion town (excl. Black River Falls city), Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 7, family 117

 

William Caves, white, married male
birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's birthplace: Ireland
years married: 14
estimated marriage year: 1886

Household Members
head William Caves M 40 (Mar 1860 Wisconsin)
wife Caroline Caves F 38 (Sep 1863 Wisconsin), 5 children, 4 living, parents b. Norway
daughter Lizzie Caves F 15 (Apr 1885 Wisconsin)
son Oren Caves M 10 (Aug 1890 Wisconsin)
daughter Myrtle Caves F 7 (Dec 1893 Wisconsin)
son Earl Caves M 4 (Sep 1896 Wisconsin)
laborer George Dewey M 38 (Oct 1862 Wisconsin)
laborer Ole Olson M 24 (Oct 1876 Norway)

 

1910 Federal Census, Black River falls Ward 4, Jackson, Wisconsin, family 157, page 11.

 

William Caves, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's birthplace: Ireland

Household Members
self William Caves M 50y Wisconsin
wife Caroline Caves F 47y Wisconsin
daughter Myrtle Caves F 16y Wisconsin
son Earl Caves M 13y Wisconsin
son Shirley Caves M 9y Wisconsin

 

1930 Federal Census, enumeration district 0007, Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin, family 54, line 84

 

William E Caves, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's birthplace: Ireland

Household Members
head James Kinley M 54 Wisconsin
wife Elizabeth M Kinley F 44 Wisconsin
son Ronald M Kinley M 23 Wisconsin
daughter Dorothy N Kinley F 20 Wisconsin
daughter Carroll J Kinley F 18 Wisconsin
father William E Caves M 70 (1860 Wisconsin)

 

Wisconsin Deaths

 

John Caves
gender: Male
death date: 21 Sep 1879
death place: Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 11
birth date: Apr 1878
birthplace: Albion, Jackson Co., Wis.
occupation:
race: White
father's name: William Caves
mother's name: Elizabeth Caves

 

Effie Caves
gender: Female
death date: 11 Sep 1879
death place: Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 7
birth date: 07 Mar 1872
birthplace: Albion, Jackson Co., Wis.
occupation:
race: White
father's name: William Caves
mother's name: Elizabeth Caves

 

Robert Caves
gender: Male
death date: 16 Sep 1879
death place: Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 9
birth date: Mar 1870
birthplace: Albion, Jackson Co., Wis.
occupation:
race: White
father's name: William Caves
mother's name: Elizabeth Caves

 

Amos E. Caves
gender: Male
death date: 20 Sep 1879
death place: Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 2
birth date: Jun 1877
birthplace: Albion, Jackson Co., Wis.
occupation:
race: White
father's name: William Caves
mother's name: Elizabeth Caves

 

Wisconsin Births

 

Earl Leroy Caves
gender: Male
birth date: 06 Sep 1896
birthplace: Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin
father's name: William Caves

 

Wisconsin Marriages

 

William E. Caves
bride's name: Caroline O. M. Olsen
marriage date: 16 Aug 1884
marriage place: Jefferson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: William Caves
groom's mother's name: Elizabeth Caves
bride's father's name: Ole Olson
bride's mother's name: Martha Olson

 

 


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