Birth: 08 NOV 1885 On his parents’ farm (Bull Run), Iosco Twp, Michigan  

1900 Census: 28 JUN 1900
Place: Unadilla Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Living with his parents, Robert and Sarah Caskey.

1910 Census: 19 APR 1910
Place: Unadilla Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Living with his parents, Robert and Sarah Caskey.

1st Marriage: 20 SEP 1911 to Erma Louise King
Place: Howell, Livingston, Michigan, USA
Note: Clergyman was C. A. Wilkie

Birth of Daughter: 14 MAY 1912
Name: Norma Caskey
Note: Died at or shortly after birth

Birth of Son: 07 JUN 1913
Name: Robert Ferris Caskey

Birth of Son: 06 JAN 1915
Name: Glenn J. Caskey
Note: No middle name, just an initial.

Birth of Son: 08 FEB 1918
Name: Harold Wilbur Caskey

WWI Draft Card

Birth of Daughter: 24 DEC 1919
Name: Ersyl Jean Caskey

1920 Census: 23 JAN 1920
Place: Unadilla Twp, Livingston, Michigan, USA

Birth of Daughter: 26 SEP 1921
Name: Lois Ella Caskey

Birth of Son: 21 NOV 1923
Name: Kenneth Lee Caskey

Birth of Daughter: 07 OCT 1925
Name: Wilma Ardis Caskey
Note: Her mom, Erma, died when Wilma was a year and a half old. Wilma was adopted out to her Aunt Lura King, Erma’s sister.

Birth of Daughter: 15 APR 1927
Name: Eleanor Marie Caskey
Note: Her mother, Erma, died when Eleanor was less than a month old. She was then adopted out to Floyd and Luella Durkee. (Aunt and Uncle)

Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Place: Unadilla Twp, Livingston, Michigan, USA

Note: James was easy-going and a hard worker.

2nd Marriage: 12 MAY 1928 to Nettie Elsie Whittaker

Birth of Son: 25 JUL 1929
Name: Donald Lawrence Caskey

1930 Census: 17 APR 1930
Place: Gregory, Unadilla Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Wife and six children are also in household.

Birth of Daughter: 27 DEC 1930
Name: Joan Caskey

1940 Census:  02 MAY 1940
Place:  Unadilla Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Nettie, and 7 kids are living in household.

WWII Draft Card

Death: 18 NOV 1959 Plainfield, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Wasn’t sick; but, he wasn’t very good the last week of his life. Died of heart failure.

Burial: 21 NOV 1959 Plainfield Cemetery, Livingston Co, Michigan    

Obituary: 25 NOV 1959 Place: The Livingston County Press, Howell, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Gregory Baptist Church for James Caskey, 74, who passed away this week at this farm home on Roepcke Road. Interment was at Plainfield.

Click to see parents: Robert W. Caskey and Sarah A. Worthington  

Erma Louise King

Birth: 08 MAR 1890 Courtley Lake, Hamburg Twp, Michigan

1900 Census: 12 JUN 1900
Place: White Oak Twp, Ingham Co, Michigan
Note: Living with her mother, Ella King and five siblings.

1910 Census: 19 APR 1910
Place: Unadilla Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Living with the Emmett Topping family as a servant.

Religion: 1913
Place: Methodist Protestant Church

Note: Her son, Ferris, describes her as a very kind woman.

Death: 21 APR 1927 Plainfield, Michigan
Note: After giving birth to Eleanor she got scarlet fever and died.

Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Livingston Co, Michigan

Obituary:  Have.

Click to see parents: Isaac Justin King and Mary Ella McIntyre

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