Calvin Luther McGahuey

Calvin Luther McGahuey

Birth
Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Apr 1941 (aged 76)
Leavenworth, Chelan County, Washington, USA
Burial Leavenworth, Chelan County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 30778362 · View Source
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m: 30 Dec 1902 in Douglas Co, WA

Wenatchee Daily World - Apr 3, 1941
Calvin McGahuey - Funeral services for Calvin McGahuey 76 of Leavenworth will be held in the Methodist Church in Leavenworth with Rev. Stanley officiating, Interment will be in the Leavenworth Cemetery. Calvin Luther McGahuey was born Oct 26,1864 at Decatur, Iowa and died Wednesday night in a Leavenworth hospital after illness of two months. He came west from Iowa in 1881 at 16 to Davenport Wa. He later homesteaded near Brewster, Wa. where he operated a wheat ranch in 1906. He moved to Oregon City, Ore. Living there for 10 years and returning in 1916 to Mansfield where he again operated a wheat farm. In 1929 he moved to Leavenworth where he has since resided. He was a member of the Leavenworth Methodist Church. Surviving him are his widow Ethel McGahuey, seven sons; Edward of Stockton, Cal., Roy of Eureka, Cal., Leonard of Aberdeen, Wa. Sherman, Lloyd, Donald and Orville all of Leavenworth two daughters; Mrs. Frances Cox of Ketchikan, Alaska and Mrs. Arirela McKerile of Kelloge, Idaho. 18 grandchildren. Jones & Jones of Wenatchee are in charge of funeral arrangements.

Washington Death Certificate - Name Calvin Luther McGahuey - Death Date 02 Apr 1941 - Death Place Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington - Gender Male - Age at Death 76 years 6 months 12 days - Estimated Birth Year 1865 - Marital Status Married - Spouse's Name Ethel - Father's Name C. Mcgahuey - Film Number 2023823 - Digital GS Number 4222445 - Image Number 844 -Volume/Page/Certificate Number 41.

Little information to get the exact date of Calvin’s birthday; some descendants say that it was Oct. 26, 1864 from his obituary. I originally heard 1863, but from the family Bible of Ethel, Calvin’s second wife, has his birth at Oct. 20, 1872. His marriage license to Ethel shows them being mar. Dec. 30, 1902 at the age of 34. I have an old family Bible owned by Calvin’s son Sherman that has Calvin’s date of birth as Oct. 20, 1872, but if this were true, then the order of the children of William and Marie would be out of order.

Calvin was one of three of the McGahuey boys that traveled from IA along the Oregon Trail to settle in the OR and WA state area. Bud and Calvin finished the trip and their brother Eldorado was killed by Indians along the way. He was living in Mar. 1917, Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR.


Gravesite Details Birth year listed incorrectly on stone.

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  • Maintained by: Robert W. McGahuey
  • Originally Created by: Teresa
  • Added: 22 Oct 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 30778362
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Calvin Luther McGahuey (26 Oct 1864–2 Apr 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 30778362, citing Leavenworth North Road Cemetery, Leavenworth, Chelan County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Robert W. McGahuey (contributor 47116839) .