|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1860|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1910|
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.
Eliza Cavness Walker Garrett (1839 - 1914)
Martha Jane Woods Cavness (1858 - 1888)*
Infant Son Cavness (1886 - 1886)*
Mattie Belle Cavness (1888 - 1889)*
Created by: Dana Moore Gray
Record added: Aug 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7808144
Dana Moore Gray
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