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George Washington Caffee
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Birth: 1842
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1898
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Butcher & Chapman Are Forging to the Front.

Two years ago Jay Butcher came to Carthage from Ohio and began working for George Caffee, who then operated a blacksmith shop at the corner of Fifth and Grant streets. The February following, he bought out his employer.

The shop is an imposing brick structure 42 X 50 feet in size, located at the corner of Grant and Fifth streets, and is the largest and best equipped shop in the city - the tools in use being the best and most modern known to the trade. The proprietors make a specialty of horse shoeing and carriage and wagon repair work. Their handmade shoes are in great favor among horsemen. They guarantee all their work to be strictly first-class and their good workmanship and general enterprise are building up for them a splendid class of trade. Anyone wanting work in their line should give them a call and be convinced.

John Warden Caffee
Birthplace: Licking County, Ohio


Amos Caffee
John Caffee
Sarah 'Sallie' Caffee

Mary Everett

Ida (born in Indiana)
Eva (born in Ohio)
George C. (born in Carthage, MO)
Frank M. (born in Carthage, MO)

George W. Caffee moved to Carthage, MO from Ohio because of his brother Dr. Amos Caffee and his nephew William K. Caffee were already living in Carthage.

He was a blacksmith by trade, that being the trade of his father.

George W. and Mary E. Caffee were both members of the First Baptist Church of Carthage, MO.



Congestive Chill Caused His Death at 9:30 o'clock Last Night

George W. Caffee, the well known wgon maker of this city, died last night at his home on North Garrison Avenue of a congestive chill. His death was very sudden and unexpected. Yesterday morning he was about town and was at the Missouri Pacific depot late in the afternoon when taken ill.
An employee of the shop took him home in a carriage as quickly as possible and medical aid was summoned. When the house was reached he was as cold as ice and only about half conscious. He never regained his senses, but sank steadily until the end came.
Mrs. Caffee is prostrated by the suddenness of the shock. Besides his wife, he leaves a son and two daughters in Texas and Arkansas.
The funeral has been set for 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Baptist Church. The children have all been heard from and will be here. The funeral will be under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Mr. Caffee was born February 22, 1840, and in honor of the day he was named George Washington. He came to Carthage in 1865 and has lived here since, conducting a wagon and repair shop. He was a prominent Odd Fellow and a veteran of the late war.
He belonged to an Ohio Regiment and was captured in battle and served a year in the prison pens at Andersonville, Georgia.

REGIMENT NAME:12th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 28, 1861. Left State for the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., July 6. Attached to Cox's Kanawha Brigade, W. Va., to September, 1861. Benham's Brigade, Dist. of the Kanawha, W. Va., to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of the Kanawha, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, Dept. of the Mountains, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Scammon's Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of West Virginia, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry, Division West Virginia, to July, 1864.

SERVICE: Action at Scary Creek, W. Va., July 17, 1861. Battle of Carnifex Ferry September 10. Operations in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., and New River Region September to November. Gauley River September 12. Wilderness Ferry September 14. Hough's Ferry September 16. Advance to Sewell Mountain September 24. Sewell Mountain September 25. At Hawk's Nest October 10 to November 1. Movement on Cotton Mountain and pursuit of Floyd November 1-18. Laurel Creek November 12 (Co. "H"). Duty at Charleston till April, 1862. Advance on Princeton April 22-May 1. Narrows of New River May 4. Operations on Flat Top Mountain May 20 to August 14. Scout in Wayne County July 24-26 (Detachment). Moved to Washington August 14-24. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 24-September 2. Action at Bull Run Bridge August 27. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. March to Clear Springs October 8, thence to Hancock and to the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., October 14-November 17. Moved to Fayette Court House December 4, and duty there till May, 1864. Action at Blake's Farm May 9, 1863. Repulse of McCausland's attack on Fayetteville May 17-20, 1863. Fayette Court House May 19. Pursuit of Morgan's forces and patrol on the Ohio River July 17-26. Expedition from Charlestown to Lewisburg November 3-13. Action at Meadow Bluff December 4, 1863. Scammon's demonstration from the Kanawha Valley December 8-25, 1863. Action at Big Sewell Mountain and Meadow Bluff Deber 11. Lewisburg and Greenbrier River December 12. Near Meadow Bluff December 14. Crook's Raid on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19. Princeton May 6 (Cos. "B," "D"). Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to Charleston June 19-July 1. Ordered to Columbus, Ohio, July 2. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 23rd Ohio Infantry. Mustered out July 11, 1864, expiration of term.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 93 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 175.

Source: Soldiers and Sailors
National Parks Service

Family links: 
  Mary Everett Caffee (1845 - 1923)
  Eva Cora Caffee Thrasher (1866 - 1950)*
  Ida May Caffee Brownsill (1867 - 1948)*
  George C Caffee (1872 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Section Bl 16 Lot 17 Sp 9
Created by: Julie Perry
Record added: Aug 01, 2009
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George Washington Caffee
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George Washington Caffee
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George Washington Caffee
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In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called "Odd Fellows". Also known as "The T...(Read more)
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"He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows; he breathes, but does not live." - Sanskrit proverb
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