Obit: Caves, William (1860 - 1930)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Caves, Grovers, Olson, Kinley, Sharp, Owen, Paulson, Mathson, Penn

----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) 12/17/1930

Caves, William (8 March 1860 - 10 December 1930)

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Kinley, of this city, Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock, for the late William Caves. Rev. W. H. Penn read the service. Interment was made at Riverside, (Black River Falls, WI). There was a large attendance of friends at the service, and a profusion of lovely flowers.

Mr. Caves passed away at the home of his daughter, last Wednesday morning, December 10, 1930, after an illness of nine months following a paralytic stroke that occurred in March.

William Caves was born on the old Caves farm at Disco (Jackson Co.) then known as Marengo, March 8, 1860, a son of William Caves, senior and Elizabeth Grovers Caves. He grew to manhood in this section, and always led an active life until hampered by illness. He was superintendent of the county farm from 1888 to 1893; superintendent of the Price and Bright farm for a number of years; town Marshall of this city; engaged in farming in the Town of Albion, on the farm now occupied by Otto Mathson; acted as timber cruiser in Louisiana, New Mexico and Oregon, and also had employment with the Heyworth Construction Company in Chicago. Mr. Caves was a man who held the respect of his friends, and associates, and always gave of his best endeavors to the work in hand.

He was united in marriage on August 16, 1884, at the Irving Church, to Miss Caroline Olson, who passed away November 9, 1919. Two daughters and three sons survive that marriage, namely: Mrs. Elizabeth Kinley, of this city; John Orin Caves, of Yakima, Washington; Miss Myrtle Caves, and Earl Caves, of Akron, Ohio; and Shirley Caves of Weirton, West Virginia. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. James Sharp, of Disco, and one brother, Charles Caves, of Marseilles, Illinois.

Mr. Caves was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Beavers Fraternity.

Those from away who came for the funeral were Earl, Shirley and Miss Myrtle Caves, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Caves, of Marseilles, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Owen and daughter, Miss Carrie, and Miss Anna Paulson, of La Crosse.



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