Thursday, May 21, 2015

Death of William Calhoun Love's Daughter

For those of you who descend from William Love, who was murdered by the Harpe Brothers, and Love's son, William Calhoun Love, I came across an obituary[1] that might be of interest. It appears that William Calhoun's daughter, Josephine, moved from Caldwell County, Kentucky to Evansville, Indiana.

"Many will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. Josephine J. Caldwell, wife of Mr. G.E. Caldwell, of this city, which occurred Sunday, March 10, about 7 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell removed from Fredonia, Ky., to this city Dec. 14, 1899, but during their brief residence here have won many friends. She was the daughter of Rev. Wm. C. Love, one of the pioneer Cumberland Presbyterian preachers of Kentucky, whose name is still a household word in this section of the country, covered by his ministry. She was born near Fredonia, Ky., Dec. 14, 1852. Surviving her are her husband and son, Messrs. G.E. and W.B. Caldwell, of this city; two brothers, Rev. T.S. Love, St. Louis, Mo. and Mr. N.M. Love, Salem, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Endocia McChesney, Shady Grove, Ky. The funeral will be from the family residence on Washington avenue, and will be conducted by Rev. T.A. Wigginton, of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which the deceased was a consistent member."

Oak Hill Cemetery records[2] show Josephine J. Caldwell is buried in Section 24, Lot 22.

[1] Evansville Journal, Tuesday, 12 March 1901, page 7.
[2] Oak Hill Cemetery (Evansville, Indiana) burial records,, accessed 18 May 2015.

Published 21 May 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

1 comment:

Janet said...

Thanks for this entry, Brenda. It provided several dates/places I didn't have.