Charles Frances Cadwell was born May 29, 1883 near Logan, Iowa. He
was the son of Edgar F. Cadwell and Ella Lewis Cadwell. He
attended schools in or near Logan and graduated from Capital City
Commercial College in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Jessie Irene Busby
on Dec. 25, 1908 and they moved to Elliott soon after they were married.
Irene Busby was the daughter of Benjamin Webb Busby and
Martha Barlow Busby. She was born Oct. 18, 1882, on a farm near
Moorehead, Iowa in Monona County.
My father was connected with the First National Bank of Elliott for
almost 25 years. Mother had a teachers certificate from Drake University
and taught country schools in northwestern Iowa for a number of years
before her marriage.
children were: Myrna Mildred Cadwell, Newell Lewis Cadwell and Vera Louise Cadwell.
My father died
March 19, 1976 and is buried in the Municipal Cemetery in Ames, Iowa.
Mother is still living in Sunny View Nursing Home in Ankeny, Iowa. She is
96 years old.
My father was associated with Iowa banking for over 40 years. He retired
as President of the Union Story Trust and Savings Bank in Ames, Iowa in
Charles Frances Cadwell and Jessie Irene Busby Cadwell:
1. Myrna Mildred Cadwell, was born Jan. 16, 1912 in Elliott, Ia.
attended Elliott schools and graduated from Elliott High School. I
graduated from Drake University's two-year teachers program. Then taught
two years in the Nodway public schools. I married Wm. Barnard
Stiles on March 19, 1932. Our children are: Roger Lee Stiles, born Jan. 6,
1934, died Jan. 9, 1934 and is buried in the Elliott Cemetery. Ann Marilyn
Stiles (Behler), born Oct. 4, 1935 in Ames, Iowa. Mary Ellen Stiles
(Rook), born Nov. 14, 1937 in Ames, Iowa.
2. Newell Lewis Cadwell, born Oct.
9, 1913. He attended Elliott
schools and graduated from EHS, then graduated from the
University of Iowa in Law and passed the Iowa bar examination. On Jan. 11,
1943, Newell was killed in a military plane crash in Colorado
Springs, Colo. He is buried in Ames Municipal Cemetery.
3. Vera Louise Cadwell, was born Oct. 22, 1917. She attended Elliott
schools and graduated from Dunlap High School. She then graduated from one
of the Beauty Schools in Des Moines. She married Max Connell
from Greenfield, Iowa. Their children are Gary Connell, and Jeanne