Abigail (Mrs. Lysle B.) Caldwell



Well Known and Esteemed – The Funeral Friday

          Mrs. L(ysle) B. (Abigail) Caldwell , age 75 years, died at the residence of her son, the Rev. Ernest B. Caldwell, Tuesday night. The deceased lady was the wife of the Rev. L. B. Caldwell, whose death occurred Nov. 11.

          Mrs. Caldwell was probably one of the best known and loved women in Chattanooga . She was born Sept. 26, 1836 , at L’Oringal, Canada . She was the daughter of E. A. Johnson. She married L. B. Caldwell Nov. 18, 1857 . The couple moved to this state in 1880, Mr. Caldwell serving as pastor of churches in Johnson City , Chattanooga and Athens . At Athens he was the head of what was then Grant university, later merged into the University of Chattanooga . She was a life long member of the M. E. church, and her work in the different organizations of the church was of the highest character.

          She is survived by four sons, the Rev. Ernest B. Caldwell, who is missionary to China ; the Rev. William M. Caldwell, pastor of the M. E. church at Frankfort , Ky. ; the Rev. Harry Caldwell, who is now serving as missionary at Fuchow, China, and Lisle M. Caldwell, of Cleveland, O.

          The funeral services will take place at the Highland Park M. E. church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock . The services will be conducted by the Rev. J. Monroe Wolfe. Addresses will be made by Bishop W. F. Anderson and other prominent pastors of the city. Interment will be beside the grave of her husband in Forest Hills cemetery.

The Chattanooga Times, Thursday, January 18, 1912 ; Page 3.


1900 US Census, 5th Civil District, Hamilton County , TN ; Page 102:

Lysle B. Caldwell, W, M, Jan 1834, 66, Married 42 Years, Born: NY

Abigail Caldwell, Wife, W, F, Sept 1836, 63, Married 42 years, mother of 6, 4 living; Born: Canada