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Robert Lee Cauthen, I
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1871
Hart County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1935
Athens
Clarke County
Georgia, USA

Youngest son of George "Big George" Cauthen and second wife Sarah Ann "Sallie" Fleming. Husband of Monteria Veal "Montie" Watson. Father of: Marshall C. "Buddy" Cauthen, Sallie Mae Cauthen Westbrook, Nannie Lee "Nan Lee" Cauthen Hay, Bessie Lou "Bess" Cauthen, Kathleen Heard Cauthen Van Sant, Robert Cauthen Lee II, William Howard "Bill" Cauthen I, Laura Louise Cauthen Elder.

Excerpt from the March 29, 1935 Elberton Star

R. L. Cauthen Dies At Athens Wednesday A. M.
Suffered Stroke at Ila Wednesday Morning- Former Prominent Elberton Business Man.

Mr. Robert L. Cauthen, 64 years old, for many years a leading business man and city official of Elberton, died at a hospital in Athens Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He suffered a stroke at his farm near Ila in Madison county, earlier in the day, and never regained consciousness.
Mr. Cauthen was a native of Hart county. In young manhood he moved to Elberton where with his brother, J. A. Cauthen, he engaged in the live stock business and accumulated a handsome competency. Nineteen years ago he moved to Athens where he has since lived.
Mr. Cauthen was a member of the Baptist church, a 32d degree Mason and Shriner.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at four o'clock at the Elberton First Baptist church by Dr. Wm. H. Rich, for so many years his pastor during his residence here, assisted by Dr. Henry T. Brookshire. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Cauthen (1792 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Monteria Veal Watson Cauthen (1875 - 1965)
 
 Children:
  Marshall Carlyle Cauthen (1896 - 1980)*
  Sallie Mae Cauthen Westbrook (1898 - 1964)*
  Bessie "Bess" Lou Cauthen (1904 - 1991)*
  Kathleen Heard Cauthen Van Sant (1905 - 1978)*
  Robert Lee Cauthen (1908 - 2012)*
  William H Cauthen (1910 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Bailey Cauthen (1810 - 1896)*
  Judson Alexander Cauthen (1869 - 1941)*
  Robert Lee Cauthen (1871 - 1935)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmhurst Cemetery
Elberton
Elbert County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Leigh Williams Kitchens
Record added: Oct 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16178349
Robert Lee Cauthen, I
Added by: Leigh Williams Kitchens
 
Robert Lee Cauthen, I
Added by: Leigh Williams Kitchens
 
Robert Lee Cauthen, I
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 Added: Jan. 21, 2007
 
 
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