|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1861|
Van Buren County
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1940|
Sec.5 Row 9
On the same stone with Lola M. 1865-1932
Lincoln Caster, oldest son of Daniel H. and Margaret Caster, was born at Keosauqua, Iowa, on February 2, 1861, and departed this life at his home in Exline, Iowa, on November 5, 1940, at the age of 79 years, 9 months, and 3 days.
Mr. Caster's father was a pioneer settler, coming from Ohio to this state in the early fifties. When Lincoln was only a small child, his father was called for service in the Civil War. At the close of the conflict he came with his parents to Appanoose County, which has been his home all these years.
His parents settled on a farm near Exline where Lincoln's nine brothers were born. They grew up a happy family of ten fine sons, the joy and pride of their mother and father.
Of this large family, Roy, Joe, George, Charley and Ellsworth have gone down the valley one by one preceding Lincoln in death. The three brothers who remain are Henry, of Centerville, Carl, of Chicago, and Ray, of Exline. News of the death of the youngest brother, Harry of Flint Michigan, came after this obituary has been written. He died in the evening of the same day that Lincoln passed away.
On August 22, 1885, Lincoln was united in marriage with Lola M. Farnsworth. They were the parents of fourteen children. Two sons, Earl and Pearl and the oldest daughter, Mrs. O.H. John son preceded their father in death. His wife also passed away on Aug. 5, 1932, while their home was at Cincinnati, where they moved in 1924 from the Exline community. After Mrs. Caster's death, he returned to Exline to spend his remaining years near his children.
Lincoln made his living by farming with the devoted love and assistance of his companion. In the face of many hardships and misfortunes they made a home for their children who will revere the memory of their parents a living monument to the devotion and life of service in their behalf.
While his home was at Cincinnati Lincoln confessed his faith in his Savior, becoming a member of the Christian Church there in 1925. Later when he returned to Exline, he placed his membership with the church here and lived a sincere Christian Life. Due to ill health he was not privileged to attend the services as much as he would have liked. His friends knew him as a good neighbor and citizen, ever solicitous of the welfare of others. His children will remember him as a kind father.
The children surviving are Mrs. Geo. Rennie of Denver, Col., D.H. Caster, of Exline, Mrs. John McClurge, of Exline, Mrs. W.C.Dotson, of Centerville; Mrs. E.D. Worley, of Browning, MO.; Eldo Caster, of Hayword, Wisconsin, Mrs. Tom Steele, of Exline, Mary Caster, at home. Mrs. Fred Trout, of Abingdon, ILL.; Chester Caster whose address is unknown, and Mrs. Doyl Glick, of Abingdon, Ill. There are also nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
"There comes a time for all of us
When we must say good-bye
But faith and hope and love and
Can never, never die
Although the curtain falls at last
Is that a cause to grieve?
The future's fairer than the past
If only we believe
And trust in Gods eternal care
So when the Master calls
Lets say that life is still more
Although the curtain falls"
Funeral services were held from the Christian church at Exline Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7, conducted by the pastor, W.J. Hastie. Music was by Mrs. Paul Caster and daughters. Interment was in the Exline Cemetery by the side of his wife, under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home.
CARD OF THANKS, We wish to express our sincere thanks to out friends and neighbors who were so kind and helpful to us during our recent bereavement. For the beautiful floral offerings and funeral services we were appreciative. The Children.
The Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen, Tuesday, November 26, 1940. Gave to me by Gary Craver.
Daniel H. Caster (1838 - 1917)
Margaret Clinkenbeard Caster (1841 - 1913)
Iola Montez Farnsworth Caster (1865 - 1932)*
Earl & Pearl Caster*
Gladys Caster Worley (1897 - 1966)*
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Feb 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48087947