Edward G. Caughey is my great grand uncle.
Edward was born on 3 August 1883 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents were George Sterrett Caughey and Flora Adell Coe. Edward had three brothers and one sister. Ed was 5 ft. 6-1/2 in. tall with brown hair and blue eyes.
Edward married Alice M. Thomas of Buffalo, New York on 17 April 1908 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio by William Brown, Justice of the Peace. At the time of the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ed and Alice were living in Cleveland and Ed was working in a machine shop.
By the 1920 Census, Ed was no longer married to Alice. He was living with his mom Flora in Cleveland, Ohio and working as a garage mechanic. According to a letter Ed wrote to his sister Agnes in January 1921, he was in living in Kansas, Missouri working at Packard Co. with his brother Robert.
Edward Caughey died on 16 August 1936 at the age of 53 from acute dilation of heart and is buried at West Park Cemetery on Ridge Road in Cleveland, Ohio.
There is more to Ed's story and I am still researching his life. I will update this entry as I make new discoveries. I would like to thank my cousin Leon Schierbaum for providing me with copies of Ed's service papers and the bible pages of births, marriages, and deaths for some of the Schierbaum and Caughey families.
Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.