Notes for Perry CAVE:
- Birth: 07 March 1842 in Johnson, Champaign, Ohio, USA.
- Death: 24 June 1922 in Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, USA.
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH: State of Kansas #103 2456 Neodesha twp Wilson Co KSFull Name PERRY CAVE male white married birth March 7 1842 8Oy 3 m 17daFarmer birthplace: Champaign Co Ohio father Benjamin Cavemother Dicy RunkleDate of Death Jun 24 1922 Physician attended deceased from May 25 1922 to June 24 1922 that he last saw Perry alive on June 22nd. Death occurred at 2:OOpm Causes of Death were Arterio-schlerosis and Gangrene Contributory factor Senility one year [doctor failed to mention Diabetes]Doctor J L MoorheadNeodesha Place of Burial Neodesha cemeteryUndertaker H C MeinckeInformant B W Cave R F #3 Neodesha, KansasOBITUARY: NEODESHA REGISTER JUNE 29 1922PERRY CAVE PIONEER PASSES AWAY –Perry Cave, a well known and highly respected farmer and pioneer citizen north of Neodesha, died at his home Saturday, June 24, 1922, at 1 o’clock p m aged 80years 3 months and 17 days. His health had been failing for some time. During his last illness was the first tine he had ben under the care of a physician in his fifty years’ residence in this locality, which is a remarkable record. Perry Cave was born in Champaign county OHIO March 7, 1842. He moved at the age of 7 years with his parents to Indiana, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Sarah E Baumgardner at South Whitley, Indiana in 1867. To this union ten children were born, nine of whom, with their mother survive, as follows: David Cave of Sedgwick KS; Charles Cave of Cedarwood, Colo; Ben Cave at home; George W Cave of Altoona; Amos Cave of Graneros, Colo; Mrs Myrtle Thornton and Mrs Martha Hyde of Altoona; Mrs Dicy Dillon of Tulsa, Okla; and Mrs Frances Brecko of Pittsburg Kansas. All of the children were with their father in his last illness. Mr Cave is also survived by 23 grandchildren and one brother, George Cave of South Whitley, Indiana. Mr Cave, with his wife, came to Kansas in 1872, settling on a forty acres farm north of Neodesha, where he has lived for 48 years. On this forty acres Mr and Mrs Cave reared a family of ten children. Mr Cave was a friend of the Little Osage Indian Chief, Little Bear during Neodesha’s primitive days and it has been said that the friendly little Chief ate his last meal at the Cave home. Mr Cave had been a member of the Mansonic order for 58 years and he was the oldest member of the Neodesha Masonic lodge. He joined the Baptist church in 1876 and had lived a consistent Christian life. Auto Body Repair Shop King of Prussia . He was a good man in the true meaning of the word and all who knew him were his friends. Mr Cave suffered all the trials and privations of the pioneers of this section and he bore his lot bravely and uncomplainingly. He has done countless acts of kindness and helpfulness for others in the days that have flown and his memory will be cherished by those who have known and respected him for so long. As a husband and father he did his part fully and hewill be greatly missed by his loved ones and many friends. The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of all. cds . Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:3O o’clock, conducted by Rev G Alfred Brown of the Church of Christ. There was a large gathering of old friends and neighbors to pay their last respects to this good man. The singing was furnished by Mr and Mrs G C Pitney, George Hibler and Miss Reba White, all of Neodesha. The pall bearers were sons and grandsons of the deceased. Interment was made in the Neodesha Cemetery.OBITUARY: NEODESHA REGISTER JULY 13, 1922 The following Obituary of Mr PerryCave who died June 24th has been contributed It contains some additional facts to those published at the time of his death.Another pioneer has passed to his long home. Perry Cave was born in Champaign county, Ohio, March 7 1842. He moved with his parents to South Whitley, Indiana in 1848. Here he lived during his early manhood. encino real estate . He was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Bumgardner at Springfield, Indiana, on October 13, 1867.[let record show marriage file] With his family he came to Kansas in 1872 and two years later purchased the farm home three miles north of Neodesha on which he has since lived, and where his death occurred on june 24, 1922,after an illness of four weeks, during which time his true worth and sterling integrity were shown by his patience and thoughtfulness for those who waited upon him. No word of complaint ever passed his lips at being thus suddenly stricken down from a long active and useful life. His last few weeks were a portrayal of his whole life showing that he had ever tried to live four square.Mr Cave’s life was interminably interwoven with that of the other pioneersof Wilson county. We are indebted to him with those others, of which there are so few remaining, for braving the perils of the first settlers; for having broken the sod and sown the seed that we might reap the harvest. He was loved and cherished by a host of friends and acquaintances, who fondly spoke of him as “Uncle Perry” he leaves his wife, nine children, and twenty-three grandchildren to mourn his absence. One daughter Mrs Amanda E Casebourn, died February 25, 1901. The other children are Mrs Myrtle Thornton, Altoona; Mrs Martha Hyde, Altoona; Mrs Dicy Dillon, Tulsa; Mrs Frances Brecko, Pittsburg; D F Cave, Sedgwick; C D Cave and A H Cave Graneros, Colo; G W Cave Altoona; and B W Cave of the home. The children and grandchildren were all at the home on June 4th for a reunion and Mr Cave spoke with pleasure shortly before his death of how glad he was to have had the privilege of being with them all while he could yet enjoy it. Perry Cave was a member of the A F & A M having entered Deming Lodge # 88, at North Manchester, Indiana, March 19, 1864, at 22 years of age. For 58 years he has endeavored to live up to the standards of Free masonry, so that he might be ready for “The Footsteps on the Stairs” He was a charter member of Harmony lodge #94, at Neodesha. One of his last requests was that he be laid to rest with the last honours of Masonry. This request was carried out by his brother Masons in the beautiful ritual at the grave.