Caldwell Family Reunion
[submitted by: Pat O'Dell]
A Notable Reunion

The Caldwell family are holding a joyous reunion at the home of the eldest brother, Mr J.N. Caldwell, 900 Fremont street [Manhattan, Ks]. The family are descendants of Joseph Caldwell, who emigrated to this country from Tyron county, Ireland. He was naturalized in 1820, and this paper is in the hands of his grandson, J.N. Caldwell, and was examined by many present. He was married in 1809 to Mary Jackson a cousin of President Jackson. John Caldwell, the third son of Joseph and Mary Caldwell, was the father of this family. He was born in Green county, Ohio, in 1813 and was married to Mary Ann Nichol in 1840. The family holding the reunion consists of 10, six brothers and four sisters, the eldest being now 79 years of age, the youngest 56 years. Therehas been no death in this family of children in 79 years. Their combined ages is 679 years.and the distance traveled to reach this place was over 16,000 miles. Those in attendance at the reunion are:

Mr and Mrs R.W. Gailey, Garnett, Kan
B.W. Gowdy, Garnett, Kan
W.W. Gowdy, Garnett, Kan
H.S. Gowdy, Clinton, Ill;
Mr and Mrs J.N. Caldwell, Manhattan, Ks;
Floy Caldwell, Indianapolis, Ind
Dr F.W. Caldwell, Glenlock, Kan,
J.L. Caldwell, Tacoma, Wash;
Mrs T.H. Runyon, Lenox, Ia;
Mrs J.B. Shaffer, New Market Ia;
C.M. Shaffer, Clarinda, Ia;
Mr and Mrs Nash, Nebraska;
W.E. Caldwell and son, Amoret, Mo;
Mr and Mrs W.H. Barber, Cedarville, Ohio;
Mr and Mrs W.J. Tarbox, Cedarville, Ohio;
Mrs S.K. Williamson, Cedarville, Ohio;
W.A. Nash, Topeka;
Miss Anna Gowdy, Nebraska City, Ne.
Mr and Mrs F.M. Caldwell, Sr, Bend, Ind;
J.R. Caldwell, Seattle, Wash,
Manhattan, Kansas MERCURY. [reprint found in NEW MARKET HERALD, New Market, Ia, Sep 16, 1920