George Dauer McCaige was born on June 9, 1840, probably in Perry County, Tennessee. He was the son of John Welsey McCaige and Sarah “Sallie” Sutter. The McCaige family moved from Tennessee to a farm in Washington Township, Conway County, Arkansas before 1860.
George enlisted for service during the Civil War around 1861 in Arkansas. He was a part of 1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Company B. He was about 21 years old at that time.
At the age of 31, George married Janey Hurst around 1871 in Arkansas. By 1879, George and Janey had moved to a farm in Los Angeles County, California. They had three children:
Alice Lee born November 7, 1870
Edward Oliver born January 21, 1873
Minnie May born July 3, 1877
Janey Hurst McCaige died in 1882 in Los Nietos, California. In 1900, George, now a widower, was living in Rowland, Los Angeles County, California. In his household were his widowed mother, Sallie; his son, Edward; his daughter, Minnie; his sister, Tabitha; and his niece and nephew, Jennie and Frank Randol.
George remained in Los Angeles County, living with his children, Edward and Minnie, until his death. George Dauer McCaige died on March 5, 1929 in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles, California. He was 88 years old at his death.
Notes for George Dauer McCaige
Birth, Occupation & Residence in 1900: Year: 1900; Census Place: Rowland, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T623_92; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 121.
Civil War Information: National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online
, acquired 2007.
Residence in 1879: California State Library, California History Section; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4 - 2A; CSL Roll No.: 19; FHL Roll No.: 976928
Death: Ancestry.com Family Tree for George Dauer McCaige
Notes for Janey Hurst
Birth & Death: Ancestry.com Family Tree for George Dauer McCaige