Apr. 7, 1914 Charlotte Mecklenburg County North Carolina, USA
MRS. E. G. CAVE DIES AT HOME OF HER SON ----- Mother of Mr. P. M. Cave Was a Native of Madison, Va.--Funeral This Afternoon.
After a decline which followed a breakdown months ago, Mrs. E. G. Cave died at the residence of her son, Mr. P. M. Cave, 1900 East Seventh street in Elizabeth Heights, yesterday afternoon at 4:55 o'clock. She was 64 years old.
The funeral will be conducted at the residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Cave was a native of Madison, Va., where she was born January 20, 1850. She lived there until 15 years ago when she came to Charlotte to make her home with her son, Mr. P. M. Cave. Before her marriage she was Miss Emma Gold Hill, daughter of Francis H. and Nancy McChesney Hill. She was a granddaughter of Dr. John McChesney, prominent in the North Carolina medical world. She was a cousin of General A. D. Hill, whose family were direct descendents of the McCormic family of Scotch-Irish settlers in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Cave is survived by four sisters, Mrs. J. T. Jefferies of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. F. J. Hume of Newport News, Va., Mrs. T. C. Taylor of Madison, Va., and Mrs. H. N. Foy of New York, and by two sons, Mr. C. M. Cave of Louisiana and Mr. P. M. Cave of Charlotte. There are also five grandchildren who were the brightest stars in Mrs. Cave's latter life.
Mrs. Cave's character was a graceful blending of many beautiful traits, but it found its highest expression in the rare quality of her motherhood. Those who knew her best believe that this could never be surpassed. It was the untimely death of her youngest son, T. M. Cave on November 5, that proved a blow from which she could not rally, so intimately were her heart's hopes bound up with him. From that day she seemed to have given up the fight and all the watchful care of her children was of no avail, as week by week the sands of her life ran more slowly, and the day of that reunion in which she firmly believed approached more nearly. Mrs. Cave was all that a mother should be, or could be-always the embodiment of kindness, unselfishness and solicitude. Intimate friends have remarked on the sincerity and depth of the devotion between the mother and Mrs. P. M. Vace and have declared that no parenthood could have fostered a stronger bond than that which bound these two and no daughter could have done more for the comfort and happiness of her own mother.