John L Caldwell

  • Birth Oct 1843 Maryland, USA
  • Death 1 Oct 1926 District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot R46/155
  • Memorial ID 71443302

John was the son of William "Charles" Caldwell (2 Mar 1821 - 17 Nov 1901) and his first wife, Mary (Lewis) Caldwell.

In the 1850 U.S. Census, John and his older sister, Susan Caldwell (born c.1841), were probably living with their maternal grandparents, John Lewis (born c.1788) and Lucinda (?) Lewis (born c.1795), in Montgomery County, Maryland.

In the 1860 U.S. Census, John was probably living in Montgomery County, Maryland, with his paternal grandparents, John M. Caldwell (born c.1780) and Hannah (?) Caldwell (born c.1781), and John was a "carpenter."

John married Harriet E. (Williamson) Caldwell ["Hattie"] (Apr 1848 - 26 June 1913) on 10 Dec 1868 in Washington, DC.

In the 1870 U.S. Census, John and Hattie lived in Montgomery County, Maryland, and he was a "merchant." In the 1880 U.S. Census, they lived in Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, and John was a "carpenter."

In the 1900 U.S. Census, John and Hattie lived in Washington, DC, and he was still a "carpenter." In the 1910 U.S. Census, John and Hattie may have been livin in Prince George's County, Maryland, and he was a "War Dept. laborer." However, John's middle initial was "A." in 1910, but everything else matches John and Hattie.

In the 1920 U.S. Census, the widower John was living in Washington, DC, with the family of Michael Seganish (born c.1897) and Eva Seganish (born c.1899), and he was a "bank watchman." It says that John was the father-in-law of Michael, but possibly John was actually Eva's grandfather.

"Friday, October 1, 1926 at 6 p.m., John L. Caldwell, aged 80 years. Funeral services will be held at the residence of his daughter, 1209 Pennsylvania avenue s.e., Monday, October 4 at 2 p.m. Interment at Congressional Cemetery."

The Evening Star, 3 Oct 1926
John L. Caldwell Dies
Retired Bank Watchman Lived Here Sixty Years

John L. Caldwell, 83 years old, retired watchman for the American Security and Trust Co., died Friday of paralysis at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.B. Smithson, 1209 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. He was born in Barnestown, Md., but had resided in Washington for 60 years, having married, Miss Harriet Williamson of this city in 1869.

He is survived by two sons, John L. Caldwell, jr., of this city, and Harry Caldwell of Littleton, Colo.; four daughters, Mrs. Smithson, Mrs. J.H. Lapphaer, Mrs. William Umphau and Mrs. C.F. Lantz, all of this city; a brother, Clifford Caldwell, and three sisters, Mrs. L. Bradshaw, Mrs. L. Cook and Mrs. M. Stewart, all of Martinsburg, W. Va.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Smithson by Rev. F.W. Johnson of Grace Baptist Church, followed by interment in Congressional Cemetery.

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