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Alexander Washington "Bud" Cavaness
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1861
Death: Nov. 4, 1935

Alexander W. Cavaness was called Bud Cavaness. His parents were William "Frank" Cavaness 20357882 and Sarah (Brown) Cavaness 41941254.

Alexander Washington "Bud"Cavaness was first married to Annie Cox. They were married 6 Jul 1893 per Texas Co., MO Marriage record. They were the parents of two sons who died in infancy. Annie left him. On Nov. 13, 1896 in divorce action of A. W. Cavaness vs Annie Cavaness, plaintiff, was granted.

Alexander Washington Cavaness second wife was Mrs. Nancy "Nannie" Jones. They were married 16 Oct 1904 Texas Co., MO Marriage Record, book #6 page 278. Divorce--Texas Co., MO Court case May 28, 1909 Nancy Ann Cavaness vs A. W. Cavaness appears, plaintiff dismissed the suit and paid court costs. Divorce--June 23, 1910 A. W. Cavaness vs Nancy Cavaness. The second divorce notice was published in a Texas Co., MO Genealogy News Letter in 2006.

Alexander Washington "Bud" Cavaness obituary indicates that he had a young daughter buried in the Van Cleve Cemetery. See memorial 20358241. Another source mentions that the young daughter was by a second wife.

OBITUARY--Alexander Washington Cavaness known by most everybody as Uncle Bud Cavaness, was born about two miles west of Licking, September 1, 1861, and died at his home 7 miles west of Licking, near Pine Grove School house, on November 4, 1935, being at the time of his death 74 years, 2 months and 3 days of age. Uncle Bud was a member of the old and much respected family that has been known in this part of Texas County since long before the Civil War. He was the son of Wm. Franklin Cavaness and Sarah Brown Cavaness who spent most of their lives in the vicinity west of Licking. Aunt Elizabeth Sliger, a half sister of Uncle Bud is the only survivor of this family, the other members, Thomas Matthew Cavaness a half brother, Andrew, Alfred, Wm. Edward, brothers and Mrs. Martha Blankenship, a sister have all preceded him in death. Uncle Bud has spent all of his life in this part of Texas County except about 3 years he lived in Illinois when he was a young man, from 19 to 22 years old. He has shown that he processed a good deal of civic pride. He has always been interested in good roads and the development of the country. He liked very much to see improvements going on in his own neighborhood. He has fenced his own farm and built the buildings on it, and some of the carpenter tools that he has owned for 25 or 30 years are in as good condition as when they came from the factory. Everything is orderly and in the right place. This seems to be a Cavaness characteristic. One of his common sayings was, "If anything is worth doing at all, it is worth doing right." He belonged to the Odd Fellow Lodge and was much interested in it especially in his middle life but since he has got older he could not attend and his interest had ceased. As to his religion he never said much about it. He has been baptized twice and both times by a preacher of the Christian faith. He did not believe in show and one of his Bible quotations was, "When ye pray enter ye into your closet." He had one child, that died young, by his second wife and it was his request that he be buried by her and his father and mother at the Van Cleve Cemetery. This is on the tract of land that his father settled. When Uncle Bud was a small boy he had a bad spell of sickness and his father laid out this graveyard and picked out the place to bury the boy. His grave was to have been the first, but it has been almost seventy years since this and there is quite a cemetery here now. Funeral services were conducted at the cemetery on Nov. 6, 1935, by Fred Stone, with old friends, relatives and neighbors in attendance. Source: The Licking News Published November 15, 1935

Obituary Typed From Microfilm By: K. Nelson

Family links: 
  William Frank Cavaness (1832 - 1901)
  Sarah Brown Cavaness
  Lizzie Cavaness Sliger (1854 - 1936)**
  Thomas Matthew Cavaness (1854 - 1920)**
  Thomas Matthew Cavaness (1854 - 1919)**
  Alexander Washington Cavaness (1861 - 1935)
  Martha Malinda Cavaness Blankenship (1867 - 1910)*
  Alfred R. Cavaness (1870 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Vancleve Cemetery
Texas County
Missouri, USA
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Originally Created by: Linda
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
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Alexander Washington Bud Cavaness
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Alexander Washington Bud Cavaness
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Alexander Washington Cavaness and my great-grandfather Alfred R. Cavaness were brothers.
- K. Nelson ❦❀
 Added: Mar. 23, 2010

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