Caffey, Shell

Last Saturday, the people of this city were shocked by the report that Shell Caffey of Hammon, was at the hotel in an unconscious condition. He was met in the road about two miles east of town by F.E. Coble who lives in the Square top Community. He told Mr. Coble that he was very sick and wanted to get out of the buggy and lay down, but instead of letting him get out of the buggy, he drove him to town. By the time he reached this city, Mt. Caffey was pracically dead.
Dr. Wallace was immediately summoned but to no avail within a few minutes he had passed away. When Mr. Caffey left Hammon early Saturday morning, he was not feeling well and Mrs. Caffey prevailed on him not to attempt the trip, but he insisted on coming on business connected with the Assessor’s office.
Mr. Caffey was among the early settlers in Roger Mills County and has been a resident of this county ever since the opening. And being his long residence has built up a legion of friends who deeply regret to learn of his sudden demise. He was a man who was outspoken, expressing his sentiments at all times in his typical western manner.
Mr. Caffey wsas a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Hammon and always proved himself to be a true and loyal brother.
The funeral services were conducted at the Custer Bend Cemetery Sunday by Rev. J.B. McCombs, pastor of the ME Church at this place, after which the members of the Odd Fellows lodge at this place assisted by a number of Hammon brothers conducted the ceremony. Mr. Caffey was 54 years old at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and seven children and two brothers, John and Jim Caffey besides his many friends to mourn his loss.
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 23OCT1913