Missouri Telegraph, Callaway Death Notices, Jan. 7, 1860,
Fulton, Callaway, Missouri
Died at hs residence, in Callaway County, Mo., Jan. 4, 1870, Thomas Caldwell, Sr., in the 78th year of his age, one of the early pioneers of the state and the county. - Mr. Caldwell was a native of Kentucky - moved to Missouri in 1826.
This is a letter concerning the death of Thomas Caldwell June 20, 1792 - January 04, 1870 written by Newton Gamble Caldwell to his brother Robert Allen Caldwell.
Stamp on envelope, Scott Cat. No. 114, printed in 1869.
Envelope Postmark Jan 8 New Bloomfield, Mo
To: Mr. Robert A. Caldwell, Jenny Lind, Sebastion Co, Arkansas
[Written on inside blank fold of letter]
Robt A Caldwell
Sebastion Co Arkansas
January 7 1870
Dear Bro Robt & Family
It is with a sad heart that I take my pen to inform you of our irreprarable loss Our Dear Father is no more. He departed this life on Tuesday night the 4. inst at 15 minutes to Eleven Oclock He died in the full triumphs of the Christian religion He was not only willing but anxious to depart and be with his Savior. When asked if he felt prepared for death He answered that he was not prepared for anything but death and Heaven Said that Jesus was with him all the time to comfort and support him and that the only thing he had to live for was just to suffer all the Lord was willing he should suffer. As soon as that was accomplished He desired to depart Bro Robertson came out and preached his funeral from 1st Chronicles 29. latter clause 15 verse " Our days on the Earth are as a shadow and there is none abiding" Though it was a cold day there was as many here as could crowd in 8 rooms of the house Whilst we mourn the loss of a dear Father and Grandfather Let us praise the Lord for his Mercy and goodness that he has left us to mourn as those that have no Hope. Though we are separated here on Earth it will not be long before we shall all meet in that world where parting shall be no more May the Lord prepare us all for that happy meeting in the sincere Prayers of your Brother &
Uncle N G Caldwell
from Mary Rennick Holeman Caldwell family letters.