Memory Rose McCaskill was born January 6, 1925 in Lucknow, S.C., the daughter of Thomas Murdock McCaskill and Pearl Kelly McCaskill.
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 April 24, 1942, Memory Rose McCaskill appeared in the newspaper article “Students Cited In State Tests.”
On April 25, 1942, Memory Rose McCaskill appeared in the newspaper article “List Winners In Geometry, Bookkeeping.”
On August 21, 2008, Memory Rose McCaskill was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Marguerite Bruce McCaskill.
Memory Rose McCaskill, 88, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Lucknow, S.C., is where she spent her childhood. The family moved to Blaney, S.C. now “Elgin” where she graduated from high school.
She served in the WAC in World War II, as a Supply Sgt. for her company, at Baumont General Hospital in El Paso, TX. After service, she attended Draughn’s Business College. Upon completing her course, she went to work for Merchant Wholesale Grocery until the business closed 25 years later. She worked for Spivey Brothers Foods for 14 years and retired.
She was a member of Rosewood Baptist Church since 1947. She taught children in Sunday School, Training Union and Girls Auxiliary. She was also active in WMU. Miss McCaskill was a loving caregiver to many.
She was survived by one sister, Jean Deloach (Earl) and brother, Reginald “Dick” McCaskill(Annete) and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service were held at 12:00 noon Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Rosewood Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Jessica Coleman for her devoted care and attention during the last five (5) years.
Memorials may be made to Rosewood Baptist Church, 2901 Rosewood Drive, Columbia SC 29205.