Clyde Philander Caswell

Last updated 11 Jul 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 31 Jul 1893 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-robert-caswell-1920: Certificate of birth for Robert Philander Caswell (1920); Cook County, Illinois, registered number 102 (registration district 172), Department of Public Health -- Division of Vital Statistics, filed 19 May 1920; certified copy generated 22 April 1941; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Clyde Philander Caswell).

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 243

Comment: Source includes name (Clyde P. Caswell).

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Clyde Philander Caswell).

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #12: Robert Caswell.

Comment: Source identifies name (Clyde P. Caswell).

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birth

birth-robert-caswell-1920: Certificate of birth for Robert Philander Caswell (1920); Cook County, Illinois, registered number 102 (registration district 172), Department of Public Health -- Division of Vital Statistics, filed 19 May 1920; certified copy generated 22 April 1941; privately held

Comment: Source includes age (26) and location (Detroit, Mich). Using the birth date of 17 Apr 1920 gives a birth date range from 18 April 1893 and 17 April 1894.

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 243

Comment: Source includes age (36) and location (Michigan). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1893 to 1 Apr 1894.

death-robert-caswell-1968: Certificate of Death for Robert Philander Caswell (1968); Los Angeles County Health Department, Los Angeles County, California, registration number unknown, registered 20 Sep 1968, certified copy was generated 24 Sep 1968; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source identiifies location (Michigan).

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (July 31, 1893).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Marguerite Lillian Spies (1892 – 1956)

Married: 2 Sep 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #12: Robert Caswell.

Comment: Source notes Clyde Caswell and Margarite Spies were married. Information recorded by me, so spelling in the source is possibly wrong.

periodical-woman-kills-self-1956: “Woman Kills Self With Pistol Shot,” news story; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 12 Jul 2021) > “United States of America > California > Los Angeles > Mirror News > 1956 > 08 > 20” page 10; citing “Mirror News (Los Angeles, California), 20 Aug 1956 (Monday), page 10, column 7”

Comment: Source notes that at the time of her death, she was married to Clyde [Caswell].

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 12,13, dwelling 243

Comment: Source identifies Marguerite Caswell as the wife of Clyde P. Caswell.

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Sept 2, 1914).

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Child: Marguerite Eleanor Caswell (1916 – ?)

Child: Robert Philander Caswell (1920 – 1968)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Occupation: (salesman) 17 Apr 1920

Occupation: (auditor for an art company) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

birth-robert-caswell-1920: Certificate of birth for Robert Philander Caswell (1920); Cook County, Illinois, registered number 102 (registration district 172), Department of Public Health -- Division of Vital Statistics, filed 19 May 1920; certified copy generated 22 April 1941; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (April 17, 1920) and occupation (salesman).

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 243

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Auditor / Art Co.).

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 243

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Los Angeles City, County: Los Angeles, State: California).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Clyde's father was born in Michigan and his mother in Ohio. [census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a]

In the records from Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram's estate, was found a memorial card for Daisy E. Caswell (b. 14 Feb 1874, d. 21 Apr 1960). She was buried in Melrose Abbey Cemetery, and a (fully matching) Find A Grave image shows she was married to Harry P. Caswell (1872-1964). Was Harry the father of Clyde? There is difference of 21 years between their birthdates, so they could be brothers, but this seems very unlikely. Finding the memorial card in Helen's records and noting that Daisy (and Harry) had the same last name as Helen's first husband, strongly suggests a relative of some type.

Clyde and Marguerite probably married in Chicago, Illinois. From Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index 1871-1920) database on Ancestry.com.

In 1930, Clyde's nephew Charles D. Sherman (born abt 1913 in Illinois) was living with the couple. [census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a, interview-helen-oram-2009]

After Marguerite's death, Clyde married Marie Esther Krueger (1910-1992).

Clyde's grave marker includes a spouse, Marie Cooper Caswell. The Find A Grave memorial for Marie Caswell notes that after Clyde's death in 1974, she married James R. Cooper, who died Sep 14, 1976 (two years after Clyde). However, in addition to this being such a short time, it seems to contradict with her middle name being Cooper. It seems more likely this was a name change following her marriage to James Cooper, than that she coincidentally had the same name as one of her husbands. My hypothesis is that the unsourced claim that James was a second husband is incorrect; instead, I think James was a first husband and they divorced before Marie married Clyde.

Clyde may have died in 1974.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 243

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #12: Robert Caswell.

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Sources

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