Date of birth: February 20, 1851 Indiana

Date of death: January 30, 1933 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, February 2, 1933


John R. McCaslin, eighty-two years old, 
died at the Masonic Home at Franklin, at 
four o'clock Monday morning January 30th. 
The body was brought to this city [North Vernon] 
to the Fletcher Dowd funeral parlor and funeral 
services were held at the Presbyterian 
Church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by 
the Rev. L. V. Rule. The burial took place 
in the Springer Cemetery at Elizabethtown. 
Ritualistic services were conducted by the 
Masonic Lodge.

John R. McCaslin was a resident of this city 
for many years and during his active years he 
was employed as section foreman on the 
Pennsylvania Railroad. After his retirement 
from the railroad he was elected recorder of
Jennings County and served one term. About five 
years ago, after the death of his daughter Miss 
Mabel McCaslin, he entered the Masonic Home, but 
he visited this city frequently and retained legal
residence here. He had a wide circle of 
acquaintances and friends and was held in high 
esteem by all who knew him.

He is survived by one brother Bert McCaslin of
Monnett, MO; one sister Mrs. R. D. Carson of 
Logansport; and one half sister, Mrs. Lizzie
Summers of Chillicothe, Ill.,
also by a number of nephews and nieces.

Transcribed by Lois Johnson

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