About Edward Caffey:
1880 Census Place: Union, Laclede, Missouri
Edward Caffey , Head,27,mo,Tn,Tn,farmer,
Emma E Caffey , Daughter, 12,mo,mo,mo,as,
Charles E Caffey , Son,
Martin L Caffey , Son, 5,mo,mo,mo,ah,
Hattie O Caffey , Daughter, 1,mo,mo,
Name appears in listing of new members ot the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg,
Laclede Co, Mo Nov 4, 1871. He served as an Elder of the church.
Quotation from journal of Judge
Anderson McFall: "Edward Caffey died Oct. 27th l898".
1900 Census Union Twp. Laclede Co, Mo ED #
71 pg 10
About Ellen Charlotte McAdoo:
Previously married to Edward's brother Thomas Caffey.
At age 13 she joined the Phillipsburg Cumberland
Presbyterian church. Name appears in listing of new members ot the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg,
Laclede Co, Mo Nov 4, 1871.
Age given as 25 in 1880 census, which is inconsistant with other data.
of household, living with children, Maude, Corda and Christopher in 1900 census.
Head of household,
living with son, Christopher E., in 1910 census.
Quotation from journal of Judge Anderson McFall:
C. Caffey Sold her 2 Lots 7 & 8 BlockJ, Phillipsburg Mo to B.F. McFarland consideration $200.00 August
"Ellen C. Caffey & soninlaw and wife Harrie Left Phillipsburg Mo for Near Wagoner I.T.
August 3rd l902."
"Ellen C. Caffey & Familey mooved back in to her old house Phillipsburg Mo From
the I.T. Decr 23rd l903."
"Ellen C. Caffey and little gran daughter Neva and Ted left Phillipsburg
Mo For Indiana Territory January 4th l906."
Obituary: MRS. ELLEN CAFFEY DIED IN PHILLIPSBURG
MAY 4TH (1926)
Ellen O. Caffey, who made her home with a daughter, Mrs. B. F. McFarland in Phillipsburg,
died Wednesday, May 4th. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church there conducted by
Rev.. J. A. Russell.Ellen C. McAdoo was born in Greene Co. Dec. 25, 1851, was seventy-five years and
four months old. Her first marriage was to Thomas Caffey. To this union were born two children, Mrs.
Emma E. McFarland of Phillipsburg and Charley Caffey of Oklahoma. In 1873 she was married to Edward
Caffey. To this union was born six children, Martin Caffey of Phillipsburg, Mrs. Hattie South of California,
Mrs. Lucy Hufft of Near Sleeper, Mrs. Maude Fulton of Oklahoma, Mrs. Carda Stafford and C. E. Caffey
of Conway. She is survived by all of her children, 24 grandchildren, 4 greats, and other relatives and
a host of friends. Mrs. Caffey became a Christian at the age of 13 and joined the Presbyterian church
where she lived a faithful member until death. Mrs. Caffey lived a noble life. She was kind to her
children and neighbors, having had no other purpose in the world than to do good. How well she filled
that mission was told by her many deeds of kindness. Our hearts go out in sympathy to those who mourn
the loss of this loved one. She will be greatly missed in the community where she had lived for many
years. Interment was in the Salem Cemetery.
There is a second obit for her...basically the same,
with these additions:
First husband Thomas Caffey...died Oct 27, 1871. Her second husband died
25 years later in the same month and on the same day of the month of the first husband. The second
marriage was to Edward Caffey (a brother of Thomas Caffey) in 1873. It is 29 years since the death of