Thomas Murdock “Tom” McCaskill, Sr, was born October 22, 1883 in Camden to Robert Ames McCaskill and Alice Frances Bruce McCaskill. He was a retired school teacher.
Thomas first married Ada Irene Maddox McCaskill. After Ada Irene’s passing in 1922, Thomas then married Pearl Kelly McCaskill.
Thomas Murdock and Ada Irene Maddox McCaskill’s children were: Infant Son McCaskill; Van Hindenberg McCaskill; Marguerite Bruce McCaskill; Olive Bryan McCaskill Oppenlander; Robert Burnes McCaskill; and Thomas Murdock McCaskill
Thomas Murdock and Pearl Kelly McCaskill’s children were:
- Thomas QuentinMcCaskill (1924-)
- Memory Rose McCaskill (1925- )
- Eleanor Jean McCaskill Deloach (1927 – )
- Joseph Reginald “Dick” McCaskill
On April 26, 1931, Mr. T. M. McCaskill was mentioned in the newspaper article, Personal Mention.
1940 Census information:
Head of household, Thomas Murdock McCaskill (56) his wife Pearl Kelly McCaskill (46) son Van Hindenberg McCaskill (25), daughter, Marguerite Bruce McCaskill (22), daughter Olive Bryan McCaskill Oppenlander (20), son Thomas Quentin McCaskill (16), daughter Memory Rose McCaskill (15), daughter Eleanor Jean McCaskill (13) and son Joseph Reynolds McCaskill (11) rented a house for a reported $5.00 per month. It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Thomas Murdock McCaskill was a foreman for the WPA Road Project, Pearl Kelly McCaskill kept house, Von Hindenberg McCaskill was a meat cutter for the meat market, Margaret Bonse McCaskill, Olive Bryan McCaskill, Thomas Clinton McCaskill, Memory Rose McCaskill, Eleanor Jean McCaskill and Joseph Reynolds McCaskill all attended school.
On September 6, 1941, Mr. T. M. McCaskill was listed in the newspaper article “Engagement Is Announced.”
On November 22, 1942, Mr. T. M. McCaskill was listed in the newspaper article “Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Robert M. Oppenlander.“
November 22, 1942, Mr. T. M. McCaskill was listed in the newspaper article “McCaskill – Oppenlander.“
Thomas Murdock “Tom” McCaskill, Sr, 72 , of 720 South Maple St. Columbia, passed away February 13, 1955 due to paralyzing cerebral and cardiac respiratory failure at the Baptist Hospital in Columbia. Burial was on February 13, 1955 in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, McCormick Funeral Home of Columbia, South Carolina was in charge of arrangements.
Death Certificate Information:
On August 21, 2008, Thomas Murdock McCaskill was mentioned as the deceased father in the obituary of Marguerite Bruce McCaskill.
On May 2, 2019, Thomas Murdock McCaskill was mentioned as the deceased father in the obituary of Joseph R “Dick” McCaskill Sr.