Samuel Craighead Caldwell III

1919–1983 (Age 63)
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Samuel Craighead

When Samuel Craighead Caldwell III was born on 12 September 1919, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Craighead Caldwell, was 47 and his mother, Jennie Moore, was 29. He married Barbara Ashcroft in 1952. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 30 April 1983, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States.

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Samuel Craighead Caldwell III
Barbara Ashcroft
Marriage: 1952
Samuel Craighead Caldwell IV

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Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Craighead Caldwell


  • Jennie Moore




World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 12

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel C Caldwell in household of Jennie M Caldwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel C Caldwell Jr. in household of Samuel C Caldwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel C Caldwell, "Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946"

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