MCCASLIN, Mary Belle “Belle” (Ditmars)

Date of Birth:   6 Sep 1855
Date of Death: 27 Jan 1948

Source: Obituary files, Newspaper clippings, Johnson County Museum of History

McCaslin, Belle (Ditmars)

Mrs. Belle McCaslin Dies At Shelbyville
Rites To Be Thursday; Burial At Hopewell

Mrs. Belle Ditmars McCaslin, a native of the Hopewell community, died at the Major Hospital in Shelbyville at 9:30 a. m., Tuesday as a result of a broken hip and other injuries received in a fall at the home of her daughter in Shelbyville Monday.

Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Mortuary in Shelbyville at 2 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in the mausoleum at the Hopewell Cemetery. Dr. C. A. Bowler and Dr. L. O. Richmond will be in charge of the rites.

Mrs. McCaslin was born in Johnson county [sic] Sept. 6, 1855, the daughter of Cornelius and Caroline Banta Ditmars. She was united in marriage to Everett M. McCaslin in Franklin, Sept. 6, 1876. Two children were born to this union of whom one, Mrs. W. Eden Thurston, of Shelbyville, survives.

Five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a half-sister, Mrs. Charles A. Duggan, of Franklin, also survive. Two brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. McCaslin spent her early life in Franklin and later moved to Colorado where she remained until 1929 when she returned to Indiana to make her home with her daughter in Shelbyville. Mr. McCaslin died April 5, 1930.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian church [sic] of Shelbyville.

Friends may call at the Ewing Mortuary at 7 p. m., Wednesday. They are asked to omit flowers.

Submitted by Lois Johnson