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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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Fred J. Cawdery

     Fred J. Cawdery, 73, of Homedale, died Saturday at a Caldwell hospital.
     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 1955.
     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 years.
     Mr. Cawdery was a member of the Wilder AF&AM No. 83, the Wilder IOOF Lodge, No. 37, and the Caldwell Elks' Lodge No 1448.
     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.


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