C. F. McCauley, well known farmer living east of Coldwater, passed away Thursday of last week in Wesley hospital in Wichita where he had been taken three weeks before, suffering from a heart ailment.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church in this city last Sunday afternoon and were in charge of Rev. S. A. Fulton, the pastor. E. R. Smizer sang "Near to The Heart of God" and Marvin Plank sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." Mrs. A. A. White being the organist.
The active pallbearers were Victor J. Allderdice, Paul Beitler, K. G. Ehrlich, Harry White, W. H. Avery and M. O. Parcel. The honorary pallbearers were A. L. Parsons, Mark G. Brown, Oscar Taylor, Otha Landess, Eyman Phebus and Chester Hiner. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Clarence Francis McCauley was born July 3, 1878 in New Harrisburg, Ohio, and passed away October 11, 1945 in Wesley hospital, Wichita, Kansas at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 8 days.
He was united in marriage with Miss Martha Frances Hyatt at Augusta, Ohio, in 1905. They moved from Ohio to Pawnee County, Kansas, and came to Comanche County in 1909, moving to their farm east of Coldwater where they continued to live.
Mr. McCauley is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Edith Peak of Manhattan, Kans., and Mrs. Helen Currier of Coldwater; also by two grandsons, Richard Peak and Robert Currier, and one brother, Ed McCauley, of Minerva, Ohio. One son, Chester Harold, who was born in Pawnee County, died in 1927.
Mr. McCauley had spent all of his life in farming and loved to do it well. He was successful in all of his undertakings and was chosen as one of the Master Farmers of the state, with the class of 1931. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church since coming to Coldwater.
He was a kind and devoted husband and father and a good neighbor. The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved family.
Thanks to Shirley Brier for transcribing and contributing the above obituary!
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