Monday, September 26, 2011

Edward Oliver McCaige (1873-1948)

Edward Oliver McCaige was born on January 21, 1873 in Los Angeles County, California.  He was the second of three children born to George Dauer McCaige and Janey Hurst.  He was raised on a farm in Los Angeles County, California.

When Edward was about nine years old, his mother died, leaving his father to care for the three children.  Edward lived with his father in Los Angeles County until his marriage in 1914.  In 1910, Edward was a merchant for a lumber yard, which he owned in Puente, Los Angeles County.

Edward married Halla Marion Willits on January 1, 1914 in Redondo, Los Angeles County, California.  He was 38 years old and she was 25 years.  Halla was born on May 14, 1888 in Compton, Los Angeles County, California, the daughter of John Loren Willits and Joanna Benson Stockton. 

On September 12, 1918 Edward registered for the draft for the First World War.  At that time, he and Halla were living in Puente, Los Angeles County, California. Edward was a merchant for a lumber yard, which he owned.  He was described as tall with a medium build, having blue eyes and gray hair.

In 1930, the couple was living in a home on San Jose Street in Rowland, Los Angeles County.  Edward was employed as a salesman at a grocery store.  Edward and Halla had one child:

            John Edward               born June 5, 1926

Edward Oliver McCaige died on January 28, 1948 in Los Angeles County, California, just one week after his 75th birthday.   Halla went on to live another three decades after the death of her husband.

Halla Marion Willits McCaige died on December 29, 1977 in Grant County, Oregon.  She was 89 years old at her death.

Notes for Edward Oliver McCaige
Birth & Death: California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.  Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. 
Military, Residence & Occupation in 1918: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration Location: Los Angeles County, California; Roll: 1531192; Draft Board: 2.
Marriage: Family Tree for Edward Oliver McCaige
Residence & Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Rowland, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 170; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 1305; Image: 281.0.

Notes for Halla Marion Willits
Birth & Death: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.  Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

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