Obituaries (3)

November 18, 1899


An old settler, Abraham Caudle, of Lincoln township, died yesterday. Mr. Caudle has been Identified with the building up of the Interests of this part of Hamilton county for nearly thirty years. He was a native of North Carolina, being pressed into the service of the south during the war of the sixties against his will. After the close of the war he emigrated to this state, settling in Hardin county, and soon after purchasing land moving to this county. By economy and honest dealing he has accumulated a goodly supply of this world’s goods, together with the respect of all who knew him. He leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter and seven grandchildren to mourn his death. The remains will be interred today.


Monday, August 26, 1940


Death Caused by Pneumonia; Resident of County Many Years.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Union church in Ellsworth for James J. Caudle, 72, who died Saturday at the hospital. Death was caused by pneumonia. The Rev. A. B. Gedye, of Thompson, and the Rev. L. C. Liming, of Radcliffe, officiated, and burial was made in the Radcliffe cemetery, with Foster’s in charge. A brief service was held at the home in Ellsworth at 1:30p.m.

Born in East
James J. Caudle, son of Abram and Margaret Caudle, was born in Booneville, N. C., April 17, 1868. At the age of one year he moved with his parents to Hardin county, Iowa, locating near New Providence where they lived for seven years.

They later moved to a farm six miles northeast of Ellsworth where James grew to young manhood and attended the rural schools. When he was a boy he joined the old Lincoln Congregational church which stood on land donated by his father.

Married in 1893
He was married Dec. 21, 1893, to Miss Emma Vollenweider, and they moved to a farm near Rose Grove where they lived until five years ago, when they retired and moved to Ellsworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, three daughters, three brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife, three sons R.L. (Bob) of Webster City; Fred of Alden and Wylie, of Ellsworth, and a daughter, Mrs. Glen Wilson, of Williams.

There are 14 grandchildren, a brother, William, of Van Meter, and a host of other relatives and friends.


Friday, November 24, 1950


Mrs. Emma Caudle, 77, wife of the late James J. Caudle, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Bangston Nursing home in Goldfield (Iowa) where she had been a patient the past nine days. She had been in poor health for several years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Union church in Ellsworth, preceded by a brief service at 1:15 at the home of her son, Robert Caudle, living six and one-half-miles northeast of Ellsworth. The body will lie in state until Saturday morning at Fosters funeral home.

The Rev Nollau Harwood of Williams will officiate. Burial will be made in the Radcliffe cemetery.

Emma Lulu Vollenweider, daughter of Frederick and Eliza Vollenweider, was born April 5, 1873, in Georgetown, Wis. In July 1875 she moved with her parents to Iowa, locating at Williams where her father built and operated the first furniture store of that community. In April 1882, she moved with her parents to a farm six miles south of Williams, and she was reared and educated in the Williams community.

She was united in marriage December 21, 1893 to James J. Caudle, and the couple moved to a farm near Rose Grove where they made their home. In 1935, they retired and moved to Ellsworth, the family home since.

Mrs. Caudle was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1940, by three daughters and one son, by her parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by three sons and one daughter: J. Wylie Caudle of Williams, William Fred Caudle of Ellsworth, R. L. Caudle of Ellsworth and Mrs. Glen (Lucille) Wilson of Eagle Grove. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eda Cole, of Berkeley, Calif.

Mrs. Caudle was a member of the Union church in Ellsworth. She was a woman of sterling character and of kind and generous nature. She had made many warm friends in the Ellsworth and Williams communities during her long residence in Hamilton county.

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