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Tandy Young Casey, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1872
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1949
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

son of Tandy Young Casey, AR - Malinda "Linda" Jane Wolf, AR

He was living with his parents at the death of his mother. He moved to Texas in 1890 and soon found work with the railroad. Tandy Y. Casey came to Pecos in 1895 as a telegrapher for the Texas and Pacific Railroad. He did a bit of everything around Pecos, Texas.

Tandy Casey installed the first telephone switchboard in Pecos in 1900. He partnered with E.L. Collings in the telephone business. The system and office were located upstairs over the Post Office. Telephone lines were strung along the barbed wire fences to keep from erecting telephone poles.

Late in 1903, Tandy Y. Casey married the niece of John Y. Leavell, Mrs. Clyde Obitz, got religion, joined the Baptist church and quit the liquor business.

Tandy Casey was the manager of the Pecos Mercantile business and manager of the Higginbotham-Bartlett Lumber Company for many years. The Pecos Mercantile business sold "everything from the cradle to the grave." The company was formed on 15 June 1904. Tandy Y. Casey was treasurer of the company when it began.

In 1907, he and his wife built a house on 523 S. Hickory which was one of the showplaces for its time.

Tandy Casey enlisted for the World War I draft, but never served.

Amelia Earheart was a friend of the Casey's and visited them in their home on Hickory. They lived in the home until their deaths.

Survivors: wife; one daughter - Mrs. Rowen Hudson, one grandson - Harlan R. Hudson, Jr. 
Family links: 
  Tandy Young Casey (1826 - 1916)
  Malinda Jane Wolf Casey (1834 - 1888)
  Ella Clyde Obitz Woods Casey (1878 - 1967)*
  Zadock Wolf Casey (1856 - 1940)*
  Laura Casey Acre (1861 - 1889)*
  Hiram DePriest Casey (1863 - 1892)*
  Andrew Jackson Casey (1865 - 1907)*
  Tandy Young Casey (1872 - 1949)
  Samuel Matison Casey (1876 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Reeves County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Searchers of our Past
Originally Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Jan 27, 2009
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Tandy Young Casey, Jr
Added by: Diane & John
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