Dec. 1, 1910 Springdale Washington County Arkansas, USA
Professor. Married Martha J. Woods, daughter of Robert Samuel Woods and Martha Jane Maxwell.
CAVNESS, Jasper - Died December 1, 1910 at the home of his brother, Elmer Garrett in Springdale, Ark., Jasper Cavness, age fifty years nine months and twenty-six days. Deceased was born in Benton county, Ark. February 5, 1860. From his youth he manifested a great desire for a good education and by personal energy and effort he obtained through the high schools and academies of the county a liberal education. He received the highest grade certificates from county examiners and taught in the public schools of Arkansas and Oklahoma for thirty years, giving general satisfaction to his students and patrons. February 1884 he was married to Miss Martha Woods. To them were born three children, two of whom died in infancy. Mrs. V.S. Williams, the only living daughter, upon whom he doted so lovingly, was with him in his last illness, who, together with all the dear loved ones, did all that human help could do to support and comfort him in his sufferings until the end came. Some years ago he professed faith in Christ as his Savior, but, neglecting the means of grace essential to spiritual growth and development, he became cold and careless - had lost the "joy of salvation." September 1909 he sought and obtained this joy, united with the Presbyterian Church at Lincoln, Ark. and entered upon the faithful discharge of christian duties and was happy in his christian life and work until his triumphant death. The funeral service, held at Woods' church, notwithstanding the inclement weather, was attended by a great company of his kindred, friends and old neighbors, thus extending sympathy and condolence to the sorrowing. The remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground on the farm of J.N. Woods, where so many of the kindred and loved ones are "sleeping in Jesus." May the Holy Spirit comfort the disconsolate and broken hearted. P. Carnahan. [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - December 8, 1910]
Jasper was the son of John Perry Cavness and Louisa Eliza F. WALKER Cavness. John Perry Cavness was born Jan 22, 1835 at Sugar Creek, Benton Co., AR and died Mar 7, 1862 at the Battle of Elk Horn Tavern, Benton Co., AR.
Jasper was the grandson of Edmund Demond "Caveness" Cavness and Rebecca MITCHELL Cavness. Rebecca was born 1811 in TN and died aft. 19Jun1880 in San Saba Co., TX. Edmund and Rebecca are buried at the Cherokee Cemetery-Cherokee, San Saba, TX.
J.F. Caviness* of Lincoln, A half-brother of Prof. J.E. Garrett, came in last week to spend Thanksgiving and after arriving here he became critically ill with Brights disease and but little hopes are entertained for his recovery. His wife is at his bedside and the son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. V.L. Williams of Marshall, are here also. The Springdale News, December 2, 1910.
*name was spelled incorrectly in original article
J.F. Cavness, whom The News mentioned last week as being critically ill at the home of Prof. J.E. Garrett, died Thursday evening about 7:30. The remains were shipped to Rogers Sunday morning and were interred in the Woods cemetery between that place and Bentonville, services being conducted by Rev. Peter Carnahan of Bentonville. The home of the deceased was at Lincoln and he came to Springdale to spend Thanksgiving with Mr. Garrett, his half-brother. Soon after arriving here he became critically ill of Brights disease, which ended in his death. Deceased was nearly fifty years of age and was born and reared on Pea Ridge in Benton County. For twenty-five years he taught in the schools of Benton and Washington County and Oklahoma, having been superintendent of the schools at Tahlequah, Ok. at one time. He had been a resident of Lincoln for three years. He is survived by a widow and one child, a daughter, Mrs. V.L. Williams, whose home is at Marshall, and it is probable that Mrs. Cavness will make her home with her daughter. Deceased is also survived by for half-sisters, all of whom are residents of Benton County. Mr. Cavness was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the I.O.O.F. He was a man of some prominence were he was reared and was highly esteemed. He took considerable interest in politics and was often solicited to stand for office in Benton County but he preferred to use his influence for his friends. (The card of thanks was signed by Mrs. Mattie I. Cavness, Mr. U.S. Williams, Mrs. Myrtle Williams, J.E. Garrett and Mrs. J.E. Garrett.) The Springdale News, December 9, 1910.