John Thomas Cave

4 April 1874–18 May 1964 (Age 90)
Lone Jack, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas Cave was born on 4 April 1874, in Lone Jack, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, Algais Gauis Cave, was 30 and his mother, Amanda Missouri Potter, was 29. He married Stella Elizabeth Chapman on 25 August 1903, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Compton Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 18 May 1964, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Cave
Stella Elizabeth Chapman
Marriage: 25 August 1903
Norman J Cave
Stella G Cave
Jean Cave

Spouse and Children

25 August 1903
LaSalle, Illinois, United States



    Stella G Cave


    Jean Cave


Parents and Siblings


    Amanda Missouri Potter




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin) and northern French: nickname for a bald man, from Anglo-Norman French cauf ‘bald’. Compare Chaffee .2 English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire called Cave, apparently from a river name derived from Old English cāf ‘swift’.3 French: metonymic occupational name for someone employed in or in charge of the wine cellars of a great house, from Old French cave ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (Latin cavea, a derivative of cavus ‘hollow’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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From Find A Grave

John Thomas Cave BIRTH 4 Apr 1874 Lone Jack, Jackson County, Missouri, USA DEATH 18 May 1964 (aged 90) Los Angeles County, California, USA BURIAL Westminster Memorial Park Westminster, Orange County …

Sources (3)

  • John T Cane, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John T Cave, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John T Cave, "United States Census, 1940"

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