Obituary for Fred John Cawdery
10 May, 1885 - 15 November, 1958
From Caldwell News-Tribune,
17 November, 1958
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Cawdery, 73, of Homedale, died Saturday at a Caldwell
He was born May 10, 1885, in Fairberry, Neb., and was
reared near there. From 1904-06 he was employed by the
Rock Island Railroad at Fairberry. In 1906 he returned
to his fathers ranch where he remained until 1914 when he came
to Wilder and farmed with his brother Joe Cawdery until 1922.
He was employed by the Cecil Weeks Sheep Company until 1926,
when he returned to farming at Wilder, and made his home with
his mother, Mrs. Alfred Cawdery. He had resided in
Homedale since 1932 and had operated the J. C. Watson
warehouses in Wilder and Homedale until his retirement in
He had served as a deputy assessor of Canyon county, a
member of the Wilder Scho(o)l Board for several years, a
director of the (G)olden Gate Highway district for several
Mr. Cawdery was a member of the Wilder AF&AM No. 83,
the Wilder IOOF Lodge, No. 37, and the Caldwell Elks' Lodge No
Survivors include a son, Gerald Cawdery, Lewiston,
Idaho; two brothers, Mark of Wilder and Joe Cawdery of
Outlook, Wash.; and two granddaughters, Patricia and Linda
Cawdery, both of Lewiston.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at
the Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel in Caldwell. The Rev.
Ralph Fothergill of Wilder will officiate. Interment
will be at the Wilder cemetery with the Wilder Lodge AF&AM No.
83, in charge of graveside rites.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.