McCASLIN, Lola (Waggoner Allen)

Date of Death: 15 November 1943

Source: Obituary Files, Johnson County Museum of History, Genealogy Room

First Obituary


Mother Succumbs As Daugh-
ter Nears On Gripsholm Af-
ter Seven-Year Absence

  While her daughter whom she had 
not seen for nearly seven years was
en route from Japan on the exchange 
liner, Grlpsholm. Mrs. Lola Allen 
McCaslin, former Franklin resident, 
died Sunday at the home of another 
daughter in Westerville, O.
  Miss Thomasine Allen, who last 
saw her mother in 1937 while on a 
furlough from a long service as a 
missionary in Japan, is scheduled to 
arrive in the States in December on 
the ship which is bringing 1,500
Americans to their homeland in ex-
change for a like number of Jap-
anese now enroute to Nippon. She
has been a prisoner of war since the
outbreak of hostilities.
  The mother, who had expressed a 
hope that she might live to see her 
daughter again, succumbed as the 
result of a stroke suffered several
weeks ago.
  Burial will be made in Muncie, but 
a telegram received here did not say 
when the funeral   and interment
would be held.
  Mrs. McCaslin was the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Lycurgus Waggener, 
who owned the   farm   where  the
present Hillview Country club is lo-
cated. She took a prominent part in
the activities of the First Baptist
church and in the club and civic
program of the community until she
sold her properly interests here and
went to Westerville about six years 
ago to make her home with her
daughter, Mrs. Willard Bartlett, the
former Miss Marguerite Allen.
  Mrs. McCaslin will be buried by 
her first   husband,   the   father of 
three children born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Allen, one having died in infancy.
Mrs. McCaslin's second husband*: also 
preceded her in death.

Second Obituary

   Funeral services were held at 
Westerville, O., Tuesday afternoon,
and burial was held in Beech Grove 
cemetery in Muncie today for Mrs. 
Lola Waggener Allen McCaslin, who 
died Sunday at the home of her 
daughter, Mrs. Willard Bartlett in
   In a letter received Tuesday by 
Mrs. M.E. Crowell from Mrs. Bart-
lett, It was learned that Mrs. McCas-
lin died soon after the dinner hour 
on the day that Willard Bartlett, 
Jr., grandson of the deceased, was 
observing his  17th birthday anni-
   Mrs. McCaslin was buried today at 
the side of her husband, Thomas J. 
Allen, a druggist, who died in 1890, 
and their first daughter, Mary 
Charlotte Allen who died in 1887 at 
the age of three years.
   Mrs. McCaslin was the daughter of 
Lycurgas and Mary Hendricks Waggener 
and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Lewis Hendricks, whose home was the 
farm where Hillview Country club 
now is located. After the death of 
her grandparents, her parents continued 
to live here until their old age.
	It was on this farm that their 
eight children were born, their two
sons dying young and five of their 
six daughters living to maturity. 
The youngest daughter met her 
death by drowning when 16 years  
   Mrs. McCaslin is the last of that 
large family. She was a devoted 
mother to Mrs. Bartlett, the former 
Miss Marguerite Allen, and Miss 
Thomasine Allen, and was a devot-
ed grandmother to Willard, Jr., 
and Albert Allen Bartlett.
   She was left a widow when quite
young and had the responsibility of 
raising and educating  two small 
daughters to whom she gave every
advantage in church, school and 
college in Franklin, where she came 
to live after her husband's death. 
Both daughters are graduates of 
Franklin College. 
   A devoted Christian, Mrs. McCas-
lin was a member of the First Bap-
tist church for many years and her 
consecration bore fruit   when   both 
daughters entered special Christian 
work and became Baptist mission-
aries. Mrs. Bartlett went to Bur-
ma with her husband and Miss Al-
len went to Japan, where she made 
an outstanding record during a per-iod 
of many years. 
   Mrs. McCaslin was endow-
ed physically, mentally and spir-
itually and gave the church, first
place in her busy life. She was al-
ways active in its various depart-
   She had been greatly missed in
the community since she went to 
Ohio six years ago.

Note: Mrs McCaslin's second husband was Hervey George (Gex) McCaslin Jr.

Submitted by Lois Johnson

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