About Jefferson Davis Caffey:
Obituary: DEATH OF J. D. CAFFEY
Jefferson Davis Caffey was born in Laclede, Oct 20, 1861, and departed
this life at his home hear Conway Nov. 20,1918. He was united in marriage to Miss Martha Steen Mar
9, 1884. To this union were born seven children, six girls and one boy. He is survived by his wife,
Mesdames Pearl Dennis of Colorado; Grace Price, Rebecca Forkner, and Nula McFall, and Misses Thursa,
Ernest and Mollie Caffey; Also by two sisters and four brothers and many relatives and friends. He
was converted and joined the Happy Home Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1910 and remained a faithful
member until his departure. He was elected ruling elder Feb 26, 1911, and ordained March 26, 1911.
He was afflicted for about 25 years and in the spring of 1918 was taken worse and never recovered.
He was confined to his bed the last two months, during which time he said many good things relative
to the future. Mr. Caffey was a man who will be long remembered. He will be missed on earth but heaven
is the richer. The funeral service was conducted by the writer at the Happy Home Church and the body
laid away to await the resurrection. J. A. RUSSELL
1880 Census Union Twp., Laclede Co, Mo ED
#80, pg 37
1900 Census Union Twp., Webster Co, Mo ED#142 sheet 8B
1910 Census Union Twp., Laclede
Co, Mo ED#49, sheet 1A.
About Martha Adeline Steen:
Buried with spouse in Happy Home cemetery, Union Twp. Source: ', Webster Co, Mo cemetery Inscriptions'
Book 1. : Blind last 15 years of her life.
Obituary: Mrs. Martha A. Caffey, 84, a lifelong
resident of Laclede, died at her home near Conway yesterday afternoon at 1:30. She is survived by six
daughters: Mrs. T. C. Dennis, of Eckley, Col., Mrs. Grace Price, Mrs. T. J. Forkner, and Mrs. H. E.
McFall, All of Conway. Mrs. H. S. Bledsoe of Marshfield, and Miss Mollie Caffey of th home; a son,
Ernest Caffey, of Conway; 19 grandchildren, 33 g-grands, and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services
at 3 pm Sunday in the Happy Home church near Conway, with burial in the cemetery there under direction
of the Rainey Funeral Home of Marshfield
About Mary Ruth (Mollie) Caffey:
At the age of six Mollie took a virus in her eyes, called Trachoma. In those days this was hard to treat
and she lost her eyesight. Despite this handicap she had a happy personality and was very talented.
she played the piano and harmonica, and liked to sew. After her parents died she lived with her sisters
and brother. She spent the last years of her life living in Springfield, Greene Co, Mo
CHRONICLE > September 24, 1942 > Vol.6, No. 13 FAMILY REUNION
A family reunion was held in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ikerd near Conway, Sunday, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McFall of Two
Rivers, Wisconsin. At noon a bountiful dinner was served.
Those present were Mrs. Martha Caffey,
Miss Mollie Caffey, E. Caffey and family, Elmer Ikerd and family, Arthur McFall and family, mr. and
Mrs. Tom Forkner, Lloyd Pearce and family, Jeff McFall and family, Clifford Shultz and family, Mrs.
Grace Price, Mrs. Ernest McFall, Mrs. Herman Vestal, and sons. JS Bledsoe and family of Springfield,
Mrs. Mary McFall, Mrs. Effie Simpson and son Dean, Elwin Officer and family, Mrs. Sarah Ikerd, Mr.
and Mrs. Hutsell, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Simpson and baby of Lebanon, Mr. and Mrs. HArry McFall, Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Ikerd and daughers and Lee Henson. All spent a very enjoyable day.