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Thomas Francis Caswell

Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Death 30 Nov 1936 (aged 66)
Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Buena Vista, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 168616087 · View Source
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Thomas F. Caswell, 66, died Tuesday morning, December 2, 1936, at Harrison Memorial Hospital from injuries received Saturday when he fell in the coal pit of the Cynthiana water works plant, a distance of 12 feet. He, with Caleb Florence, was walking along the railroad track at the time of the accident. The coal pit is on a spur of the Louisville and Nashville track.

Quince Ecklar, engineer of the plant, found Caswell in an unconscious condition and called the city police office. Chief of Police George Dickey and Warren Pope went to the plant and took Caswell to the hospital. He suffered an injury to his head and never regained consciousness. It is said Caswell had several one dollar bills clutched in his hand when found.

Mr. Caswell was a farmer and lived on Dr. W. H. Carr’s farm below Smitsonville. He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Sosbe Caswell; a son, William Wright Caswell; two brothers, S. J. Caswell and Jeff Caswell, both of Harrison County; and three sisters, Mrs. Randy Cordray, Mrs. Rosa Florence and Mrs. Annie Florence, all of Harrison County.

The body was removed to the R. B. Whaley Funeral Home and was taken to the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church for the funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Homer Hill officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mart Clough, Clark Whalen, Ewing Hayes, Raymond Feeback, Pharaoh Feeback and L. B. Varner.

(Obituary provided by Dorothy Wagers)




  • Created by: Cathy Case Muntz
  • Added: 18 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 168616087
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Francis Caswell (15 Mar 1870–30 Nov 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168616087, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Buena Vista, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Cathy Case Muntz (contributor 47485223) .