Calvin Luther “Dock” Everhart


Calvin Luther “Dock” Everhart

DeKalb County, Indiana, USA
Death 29 Jun 1901 (aged 47)
Harrison County, Missouri, USA
Burial Gilman City, Harrison County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 14891411 View Source

In a letter to Maxine Everhart Lowry, Calvin’s daughter, Grace wrote that even though they owned their house in Missouri, “Father wanted to go to Oklahoma so they moved all they could in a covered wagon. She said her mother had some new furniture, table, stove and etc., and a rug she didn't want to part with. She said her mother didn't want to leave the rug so it was the first thing she said she was taking above all else, but before they got there, they had to discard several of their belongings. Aunt Grace said when they got to Pond Creek, they just looked and looked for a house to rent (or buy) and they couldn't find one anywhere, so they finally found some people that had a "dug out" and they let them rent it to live in."

“They hadn't been there long when Father took sick and just kept getting worse. It was a kidney ailment [Bright’s disease] and they thought the water in Pond Creek was what caused it. She was 8 years old at the time, she remembered still him sitting in a chair and his feet and legs were real swollen and the water was seeping through the skin. Her mother put newspapers under his feet so that the water would not soak into the rug. As he became worse, he said he wanted to go back to Missouri, but Mother knew that she and the children wouldn't be able to go, so his brother [Frank David?] from Missouri came to Pond Creek and took him back on the train. The day they arrived he passed away.”

"He was buried in the Cat Creek cemetery near Melbourne, Missouri, with Trenton and Gilman City near-by towns. She said that in 1940 she, Uncle Jim [Walker] and my Dad [Herman Everhart] found it - just a wooden marker that said "Dock" and that was all. She said it was rickety and may not even be there now.”

Hildred Greenall, the daughter of Arch and Emma Beverlin, helped Maxine Lowry locate Calvin Luther Everhart's grave and placed a headstone on it in 1992.

Bio by: Mike Everhart

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Born in Indiana; 1860 Census of DeKalb Co., Indiana lists him as the son of Jacob & Ann Everhart

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