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William Edward Cavness
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1867
San Saba
San Saba County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1959
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

William Edward is the son of William Henry Cavness and Sarah Francis FORD Cavness.

William E. married Nettie WADDELL on December 17, 1913 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. To this union were born these known children: Sarah Francis, Helen Edith and Martha Jane Cavness.
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obit: THE WICKENBURG SUN, Wickenburg, Arizona, October 30, 1959, p. 1

"William Cavness, Arizona Pioneer, Died in Phoenix

William E. Cavness, 91-year-old pioneer who drove a mule train hauling gold ore from the Vulture Mine to Phoenix near the turn of the century, died in Phoenix Sunday. Funeral services were in that city Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Cavness came to Arizona from Texas in 1888 with his parents in a covered wagon and homesteaded in Phoenix. He drove a mule which hauled the first streeetcar along the streets of that city. Later he hauled ore for his uncle Matt Cavness [sic, Cavaness] of Wickenburg, the man for whom one of the streets of the Barnette Addition was named. Mr. Cavness also raised cattle in the Bloody Basin and during that time served for 25 years as a member of the Isaac School District and was active in the Boy Scout movement.

He is survived by his wife, Nettie; three daughters, Mrs. James Middleton and Mrs. G. Robert Barfoot, both of Phoenix, and Mrs. W. J. Gardner of Durango, Colo., a sister, Mrs. S. S. Bone, Phoenix; and nine grandchildren."

Obit provided by Sharon Reinhardt

note: William's sister is married to Charles Randolph Bone.
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Henry Cavness (1841 - 1905)
  Sarah Francis Ford Cavness (1837 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Nettie Wadell Cavness (1879 - 1961)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Frances Cavness Middleton (1917 - 2010)*
  Helen Edith Cavness Barfoot (1919 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Minerva Jane Cavness McDaniel (1855 - 1945)**
  Mary A. Cavness Ellison (1857 - 1957)**
  Rebbecca Ellen Cavness McDaniel (1859 - 1949)**
  George Washington Cavness (1861 - 1943)**
  William Edward Cavness (1867 - 1959)
  Henry Cleburne Cavness (1874 - 1935)*
  Thomas Jasper Cavness (1877 - 1946)*
  Sarah Susan Cavness Bone (1880 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 5, Block 12, Lot 1, Space 1
 
Maintained by: Connie WEEAKS Pace
Originally Created by: Jimmy J Cluff
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51611562
William Edward Cavness
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William Edward Cavness
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