|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1846|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1933|
PIONEER DIES; FULLERTON NOTES FULLERTON NEB> APR 13 (SPECIAL)
G. H. Caswell, 88, pioneer resident of Nance county, died Tuesday evening at his home here. Caswell was a Civil War Veteran and served for many years on the Nance County Board of Supervisors. He leaves two sons, Orval and Irve of Fullerton and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Donnelly of Brule. Caswell came to Nebraska in 1871 and to Nance county in 1886. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Methodist Church, with burial in the local Cem.
NANCE COUNTY PIONEER DIES
Funeral Services for George H. Caswell, 86, pioneer Nebraskan, who died Tuesday of last week, were held Friday afternoon of last week at the Methodist church. Rev. Richard E. Carlyon was in charge and interment was made in the Fullerton Cem. The local American Legion had charge of the services at the grave.
Mr. Caswell was a Civil War veteran and G.A.R. member. In 1871 he came to Nebraska in a covered wagon and located on a homestead in Merrick county. In 1886 he moved to the Timber Creek community in Nance county, moving to Fullerton three years later where he since resided. He was a former teacher in schools in Nance and Merrick county and for ten years served on the Nance county Board of Supervisors.
He is survived by two sons Erve Caswell and Orville Caswell of Fullerton, one daughter Mrs. Frank Donnelly of Paxton, ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Louisa Gray of Grand Island.
April 11, 1933 Fullerton, NE
George Henry Caswell was born July 14th, 1846 at Panton, Chittenden county, Vermont and passed away at his home in Fullerton, Nebraska at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 27 days.
At the age of 16 he joined the Union Army as a private in Company H, 59th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served 3 years and 5 months during the Civil War. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant on July 17th, 1865. He was mustered into the G.A.R. April 27th, 1889 at the age of 43.
On April 3rd, 1867, at Sturgis, Michigan, he was married to Laura L. Howe of Noble County, Indiana. To this union six children were born, three of whom survive their father. His wife preceded him in death on March 9th, 1925.
Mr. Caswell came to Nebraska by covered wagon from Rome City, Indiana, arriving at Lone Tree, Merrick County, November 5th, 1871. He took a homestead on Prairie Island where he resided until 1886, when he moved to the Timber Creek community on the Hodge farm. Three years later he moved to Fullerton where he resided until his death.
He taught schools in Merrick and Nance counties. He served as a member of the School Board for several years. In 1916 he was elected as a member of the County Board and served as its chairman until 1926.
He was received into the membership of the Methodist church on August 9th, 1891.
Mr. Caswell is survived by two sons, Erve W. Caswell and Orville D. Caswell of Fullerton, and one daughter Mrs. Hattie Donnelly of Paxton, Nebr. Ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Louisa Gray of Grand Island, who is 95 years of age and many other relatives and friends survive.
"Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er,
Dream of fighting fields no more;
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking
Morn of toil, nor night of waking
Guy Caswell (1804 - 1862)
Almira Ring Caswell (1804 - 1875)
Laura L. Howe Caswell (1843 - 1925)*
Erwin Caswell (1868 - 1956)*
Clarence Eugene Caswell (1869 - 1970)*
Hattie Laura Louisa Caswell Donnelly (1873 - 1953)*
Luther Guy Caswell (1874 - 1896)*
Herbert George Caswell (1876 - 1913)*
Orville D. Caswell (1879 - 1955)*
Mary Ellen Caswell Boice (1831 - 1907)*
Sarah Jane Caswell Taylor Hodges (1834 - 1893)*
Louisa M. Caswell Gray (1839 - 1934)*
George Henry Caswell (1846 - 1933)
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