Belle was the oldest child of farmer Henley Chapman & Martha J. (Justice) Farley. Her marker's birthdate is mistaken, since her birth, census, marriage & death records all agree she was born in 1868. She married Thomas Caldwell in Summers Co, WV on Apr. 14, 1892.
Mrs. Hobart Wood, of this city, has just returned from Princeton where she was called by the illness and death of her aunt, Mrs. Belle Caldwell, 67, of the Athens-Princeton road. Mrs. Caldwell, who was also a niece of Mrs. Vilene Wiley, of East Main street, was well known in this section, as she formerly resided in the county. The daughter of Chapman Farley, she was raised at Pipestem, Mercer county. She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Brocky McClung, Mrs. Addie Williams, Mrs. Muriel Carbaugh, Miss Pauline Caldwell, and Howard Caldwell, of Princeton, Mrs. Bettie Lovern and Carl Caldwell, of Camden, N.J.. She has three sisters living, Mrs. C.C. Lilly of Dunns, Mrs. Maggie Neely of Lerona and Mrs. Viola Spencer, of Princeton.
[Raleigh Register, Fri., July 12, 1935]
MRS. BELLE CALDWELL, ATHENS ROAD, PASSES
Mrs. Belle Caldwell, 67, widow of T. F. Caldwell, veteran school teacher of Mercer county, died yesterday morning at her home on the Princeton-Athens road. She had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Caldwell, who died in 1932, was one of the oldest teachers in the history of Mercer county at the time of his passing.
[Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Wed, July 10, 1935]
Thomas Fowler Caldwell
1856–1932 (m. 1892)
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