It was a shock when David Cascadden died in 1898. He was undergoing an operation to have a finger amputated and his heart stopped “while under the influence of chloroform.” Cascadden left behind a wife, Louisa, and 11 children: Cornelia, Alexander, Golden, Gordon, Mary, James, Charles, Blanche, Cyrene, Orlando and David. By 1911, all the children had moved on except for James and David, who lived with Louisa on Stanley Street. Louisa purchased the lot on the the corner of Stanley and Division streets from Lucinda McLean and her sons built this home for the three of them in 1913. The house was sold in 1915 to George Jasperson when David married Ethel Remington, and Louisa and James moved to Windsor.
Memories of 1838 and 1866 – Pleasant Gathering at Kingsville
On Thursday evening of last week, in spite of the inclement weather, there was a goodly reunion of the former members of old No. 7 Infantry Company, (of which Dr. S.A. King was captain) at a banquet at the Grovedale House, Kingsville.
The surviving members of the original company are as follows: – David Cascadden, Thomas Bertrand, Benj. Wigle, Chas. Smith, Louis Govereau, Thomas Scratch, Wm. Black, John Welch, Albert Scratch, James Potts, John Cooper, Joseph McDonald, Luke Scratch, Wm. Craft, Newell Woodiwiss, David Elliott, Frank Davis, Thaddeus Scratch, Joseph H. Wigle, Samuel Wigle, Charles Richardson, Steven Fulmer, Henry Bertrand, Henry Malott, Alfred Scratch, Adolphus Scratch, Arthur Maynard, Michael Brennan, Joshua Ulch. These brave men rallied for the defense of our shores in the year 1866 against the Fenians. It was a bright Sabbath day in June, 1866, when the information was received that a large troop of Fenians had left Sandusky, Ohio, and were winding their way towards our shores. The news spread towards our shores. The news sprang like wild-fire from house to house and messengers were sent to the various members of company No. 7 to shoulder arms and hasten to headquarters. Most of the members were farmers, and upon hearing the news they at once left their homes to answer the roll call and prepared for battle. Being filled with that true patriotic spirit they did not flinch at the fate that was apparently before them, but advanced bravely to the front determined, if necessary, to give up their lives in defence of their homes and property. The officers in command were Dr. S.A. King, captain; Frank Davis, lieutenant; Geo. Rumble and David Elliott, sergeants; Benjamin Wigle, Joshua Wigle, and Almeron Wigle, corporals. Invitations were also extended to Samuel Black, John Woodiwiss, James Sisson and Henry Harris, surviving members of the company, who fought in the rebellion of ‘37 and ‘38. Through the management of Sergeant Elliott, proprietor of the Grovedale House, the dining hall was fitly decorated with flags and guns in commemoration of the event.
Amherstburg Echo, November 15, 1895 p.1
Mr. George Jasperson yesterday acquired the house and lot corner of Division and Stanley streets from Cascadden Bros. Mr. Jasperson will overhaul the property and put it in shape for renting. We understand the Cascadden brothers will remove to Windsor.
The Kingsville Reporter, March 11, 1915 p.5
Capt. Sheates, of the Str Pelee, has removed from Owen Sound to this place and is occupying the upper flat of Mr. Jasperson’s new house corner of Division and Stanley streets.
The Kingsville Reporter, August 26, 1915 p.5
On Tuesday last Mrs. Cascadden, relict of the late David Cascadden of this town, died in Windsor, at the home of Oliver Jones, aged 76 years. Deceased had been ailing for years with heart trouble, and had been living in Windsor for some time. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Thos. Knight, Gosfield South; Alex., Kingsville; Goldie, Pontiac; Gordon, Charles, Cyrene, Orlando, Windsor; David, Detroit, and James of London. She also leaves brothers and sisters as follows: Mrs. Joseph McDonald, Kingsville; Mrs. Sim. Steward, McGregor; Mrs. Bessie Lake, Salt Lake City, and Gordon Nutson of Owosso, Mich. The funeral takes place here this afternoon, at 2 o’clock from the home of her son, Alex. Interment will be made in Greenhill cemetery.
The Kingsville Reporter, September 9, 1920 p.1
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