|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1876|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1925|
San Diego County
Norvell Caskie was the daughter of Sarah Bingham Pritchartt and John Norvell Caskie. She married Charles Kirker Voorhees. No children were born of the marriage. Norvell Caskie Voorhees took her own life. Obit: California, San Diego -- VOORHEES- At the residence 1543 Twenty-ninth street, this city. Nov 17, 1925, Mrs. Norvell Caskie Voorhees wife of Charles Kirkner Voorhees and niece of Mrs. W.E. Henderson of San Diego, Mrs. Henry Clarke and Miss Sallie Pritchartt of Los Angeles, Mrs. W.H. Cheetham of St. Louis, Mo., and cousin of Mrs. Herbert Rose and Mrs. Bernice Cheetham of St. Louis, Mo. Miss Annie Pritchartt and William H. Pritchartt, Jr., of Natchez, Miss, Mrs. Quinta Humphries of Fort Worth, Texas and Mrs. Bert Ferminger of Los Angeles, a native of Missouri, aged 43 years 2 months 15 days.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Eighth and C streets at 10: a.m. today (Thursday) Rev. Charles L. Barnes officiating Cremation, private, at Greenwood crematory, Funeral arrangements in charge of Johnson-Saum Company.
Mississippi Democrat Newspaper Article 1925----Friends here will be deeply grieved and shocked to learn of the passing away of Mrs. C.K. Voorhees at her home in San Diego, Cal., on Tuesday morning. Mrs Voorhees, as Miss Norvell Caskie, lived here for many years and since her marriage has often visited Natchez in the home of her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pritchartt. Many friends here will keenly feel her death.
San Diego Newspaper November 18, 1925
Nov 2008: Norvell often cited her as as being at least 8 years younger that correct birth date. She was born in 1876 in Boone Co, Rocheport MO. A sister Emma Armstead Russell Caskie Munger who died age 20 in St Louis MO. Further research is being conducted. She had a childless marriage and as an only child must have felt so alone after death of mother. Her spouse, Charles Kirker Voorhees married Norvell's cousin within a few years so they kept him in the family. He was a good man.
The photo of Norvell standing by a tree was pasted in my father's WWI photo album but without identification. In 2001 this photo was finally identified and must have been pasted in book after her suicide. Thanks to other phtographs shared by Pritchartts of Natchez her fate told.
Cause of death suicide - Norvell shot herself at her home.
Interview with other family members in 1998, Edwin Voorhees family, they stated she had an addiction to opiates through her doctor and was always seeking perscriptions regularly from him. This is likley the reason for her depression after death of mother.
BLAME ILL HEALTH FOR WOMAN'S SUICIDE
Ill health is blamed as the cause of the suicide of Mrs. Norvell Voorhees yesterday morning at her home 1543 Twenty-ninth street. Death resulted from a bullet shot through the roof of her mouth. She was the wife of Charles K. Voorhees, a public accountant.
Coroner Kelly ordered the body removed to the Johnson-Saum undertaking establishment. An inquest will be held later.
MRS. NORVELL CASKIE VOORHEES
Married. Spouse: Charles Kirker Voorhees.
Born: September 2nd, 1882, in Missouri.
Died: November 17, 1925, age 43 years, 2 months, 15 days.
Place of death: 1543 29th St., San Diego.
Occupation: At home.
Father: John Norvell Caskie, born in Virginia.
Mother: Sarah Pritchartt, born in Missouri.
Length of residence at place of death: ___ years, ___ months, 8 days.
If non-resident, give city or town: La Mesa Heights, Calif.
In California: 15 years.
Informant: Mrs. M. F. Grady, 1408 - 4.
Coroner's Statement: On November 18, 1925, I held an inquest and the jury
rendered a verdict on the death. Cause of death: Bullet wound of brain
State whether attributable to hazardous or dangerous conditions of
Cremated. Greenwood Crematory. Buried November 19, 1925.
Johnson-Saum Company, San Diego.
John Norvell Caskie (1844 - 1900)
Sarah Bingham Pritchartt Caskie (1855 - 1924)
Charles Kirker Voorhees (1873 - 1952)
Emma Armistead Russell Caskie Munger (1874 - 1894)*
Norvell Martha Caskie Voorhees (1876 - 1925)
Greenwood Memorial Park
San Diego County
Plot: Masonic Place 23
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: Nov 26, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5101698