|Birth: ||May, 1845|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1927|
Obituary of Elvira Cook Cassell in Lafayette Journal and Courier , Saturday, December 24, 1927
DEATH SUMMONS FOR AGED WOMAN
Mrs. Elvira Cassell, Former State Leader of G.A.R. Ladies Expires, 82 Years Old
Mrs. Elvira A. Cassell, a lifelong resident of Tippecanoe and Fountain counties, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Fouts, 403 Park Ave. Mrs. Cassell was a daughter of John L. Mills and Elvira Anastasia Mills and was born in Fountain county, May 16, 1845. When only three months old her mother died. She lived with her father and received her early education in Fountain county. On February 27, 1868, she was married to James M. Cassell, a veteran of the Civil War. One daughter, Eudora C., was born to this union. Mr. Cassell died April 19, 1917, and since that time Mrs. Cassell had made her home with her daughter.
Mrs. Cassell had been a member of the West Point M.E. Church since August 24, 1884. She lived for many years in West Point and was a friend to everyone in the community. She taught in the public schools for twenty-five years and was active in church and community service work. She took a great interest in temperance work among the boys and organized and had charge of the Juvenile Templars at West Point. She was a member of the Ladies of the G.A.R. and served for two years as state president of that organization.
Mrs. Cassell leaves to mourn her loss two half brothers, John L. Mills, of West Point, and J. Morton Mills, of Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Eudora C. Fouts, two grandsons, Ralph C. Fouts, of West Point, and Raymond S. Fouts, of Lafayette, and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may view the body at the home at 403 Park avenue Sunday or Monday morning. Services will be held at the West Point M. E. church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the West Point cemetery.
James Montgomery Cassell (1838 - 1917)
West Point Cemetery
Created by: Katherine Ludwig
Record added: Jun 13, 2008
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