Homer William Caswell

11 September 1881–29 September 1953 (Age 72)
Loraine, Mitchell, Texas, United States

The Life of Homer William

When Homer William Caswell was born on 11 September 1881, in Loraine, Mitchell, Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Caswell, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Savannah Adams, was 20. He married Lona Jane Pirtle on 5 October 1902, in Lott, Falls, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Runnels, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 6, Mitchell, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 September 1953, in Loraine, Mitchell, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Loraine, Mitchell, Texas, United States.

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Homer William Caswell
Lona Jane Pirtle
Marriage: 5 October 1902
Henry Carl Caswell
Mary Gladys Caswell
Ora Mae Caswell
Lemuel Cecil Caswell
Dorothy Oleta Caswell
George Caswell
Homer Mitchell Caswell
Silas Hoover Caswell
Savannah Elizabeth Caswell
Lillie Jane Caswell
Betty Lou Caswell
Leonard Ray Caswell

Spouse and Children

5 October 1902
Lott, Falls, Texas, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Caswell


    Nancy Savannah Adams




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Dorset, Northamptonshire, and Somerset named Caswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Homar Caswell in household of G W Caswell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hamer W Caswell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Homer W Caswell, "United States Census, 1940"

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