|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1890|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1954|
St. Louis County
David S. Caldwell, prominent Richland, Missouri business man, succumbed in the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Sunday morning following weeks of illness. Mr. Caldwell had suffered a heart attack while attending an oil meeting in St. Louis last week.
Mr. Caldwell was a former Mayor of Richland and served on the school board and was a city counsel member of times. He was a native of Swedesborg. He moved to Richland in 1928 and entered the oil business. In 1932, Mr. Caldwell and the late Mort Hawkins formed the Caldwell-Hawkins Oil Company and operated the company in Lebanon and Cabool. Mr. Hawkins later purchased the Cabool business.
Mr. Caldwell is survived by his wife Minnie; a daughter, Mrs. Ilene Brown; brother J.B. Caldwell of Portland, Oregon, sisters Mrs. M. Stites, Crocker, Missouri, Mrs. Everett Hancock, Richland, Missouri; Mrs. Rose Green, Nehalem, Oregon, Mrs. Lula Redman, Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Orena Keith, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and a grandson Gary Brown in Richland.
Mr. Caldwell was prominent in democratic circles and served on the staff of Governor Phil Donnelly during his first term in office. He was also a delegate to the Democratic Convention in 1948 when Harry Truman was nominated as standard bearer. He was a member of the Masonic Order shrine in Springfield, and was also interested in the Crippled Children's hospital in Springfield.
Mr. Caldwell was the son of James and Rebecca Lee Caldwell, born in Pulaski County near Crocker Missouri on June 23, 1890. As a youth he was converted and joined the Zion Methodist church near Crocker. At age 22 he moved to Swedesborg and united with the Swedsborg Baptist church. On July 8, 1936 he transferred his membership to the Swedesborg Baptist church where he served till his death.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Feb 16, 1954 at 2:30 pm. at the Richland Baptist church with the Rev. J.O.Brown officiating. Masonic rites were held at the cemetery. He was buried in the Oaklawn Cemetery.
James Patton Caldwell (1844 - 1906)
Rebecca Jane Lee Caldwell (1846 - 1922)
Minnie Olivia Crumley Caldwell (1893 - 1977)*
Ilene Hazel Caldwell Brown (1919 - 1993)*
John William Caldwell (1868 - 1895)*
David S. Caldwell (1890 - 1954)
Dora Beulah Caldwell Hancock (1892 - 1966)*
Faye M. Payne (1893 - 1943)*
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Mar 14, 2009
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