***"This community was saddened last Saturday evening to hear of the passing of C. Caldwell, one of Noel's pioneer citizens, at his home in the northeast part of town. Colin Caldwell was born in McDonald county, July 27th, 1866, and died Nov. 9th, 1940 at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 13 days. He was agent for the Kansas City Southern Railway at Elk Springs for several years and was married to Laura Prater, in Mar. 1893, coming to Noel in 1894 and making their home here since that time. He was appointed Justice of the Peace shortly after coming to Noel and was known to most of the citizens of this county as 'Squire' or 'Pop' Caldwell. In the 46 years he served as Justice here he married something over 800 couples, including many entire familys. He was a member of the local Methodist Church and I. O. O. F. Lodge He had been in ill health for the past year altho only recently did he give up his official duties as Justice of the Peace. Surviving besides the widow is one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Jarvis, of Kansas City, and one grand-daughter, Jean Jarvis of Fulton, MO. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church, with burial in the Marshall cemetery northeast of Noel.
CARD OF THANKS - We wish to take this means of thanking each and every one of our friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father, C. Caldwell.
submitted by Sheila Harrison
Copyright 2010 Shirley Cullum.
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