C. W. Causey Is Victim Of Stroke Tuesday Night
Community Grieves His Sudden Death While Attending Public Meeting
Citizens of Eagle Lake were shocked and grieved to learn of the sudden death of Charles W. Causey, 59, Tuesday night while attending a public meeting called by the city council to discuss the installation of dial telephones.
Mr. Causey joined other citizens present at the meeting in presenting facts and asking questions of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company representatives.
At 9:30 he suddenly suffered a stroke. Citizens at the meeting did everything possible to be of assistance and the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department resusiciator under the direction of A. H. Dipple, was brought to use almost immediately; however, all efforts were futile and when Dr. J. C. Laughlin arrived on the scene several minutes later, he pronounced his death, due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Funeral services had not been set at press time this morning. Considerable delay has been experienced in reaching his sons, both of whom are at present in foreign countries. If a son, Gordon can arrive here, services will be held Friday afternoon; otherwise services will be conducted Saturday. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery]
Mr. Causey was one of the most respected and loved citizens of our community and took a very active part in civic affairs such as the meeting with the telephone company representatives. He recently assumed the presidency of the Eagle Lake Rotary Club. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Houston Arabia Temple Shrine, and was a life long faithful follower of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Lissie.
Mr. Causey was known to his many friends and fellow Rotarians as “Charlie” and was one of the most successful and prominent producers of rice in this area. He was part owner and served as manager of the Lakeside Elevator and Grain Company and was prominently associated with providing better and larger rice drying and storage facilities for the community.
He was born in San Antonio and in 1908 the Causey family moved to the Lissie community. There he and his family resided until a fire destroyed their home. They recently moved into their new home in Eagle Lake on Highway 200 some two years ago, and have taken an active part in the everyday life of Eagle Lake.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida Causey, one daughter, Jeanette of Eagle Lake and Southwestern University; Lt. C. W. Causey, Jr., of the United States Navy and Gordon, of Eagle Lake and presently residing in South America. Also one brother, Ed Causey of Lissie; and two sisters, Miss Ruth Causey of Lampasas and Mrs. H. B. Curtis of Pasadena, California.
Sympathy deep and sincere is felt for his wife and children and other sorrowing relatives.
Eagle Lake Headlight, July 17, 1952
GEORGE CAUSEY DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME IN LISSIE EARLY TODAY
Daughter Of Loved Citizen Of Lissie Finds Body Of Father Slumped In Lot At His Home At 7 O'clock This Morning
Rev. George Causey, 74 years of age, a loved citizen of Lissie, died suddenly at his home shortly after 7 o'clock this, Friday, morning.
Mr. Causey, apparently in his usual health, left the house to go to the lot to milk, as was his custom. Not having returned to the house in the usual time, his daughter, Miss Anna Mae Causey, a teacher in the Lissie schools, went to the lot and there found the body of her father slumped to the ground. The body was still warm. Dr. L. C. Wozencraft of Eagle Lake was summoned and pronounced death due to heart failure.
George Washington Causey was born in Vandalla, Illinois, July 20, 1857. When eighteen years of age he moved with his parents to Ennis, Texas, from which place he moved to San Antonio where he preached to the soldiers at Government Hill.
He was married on October 29, 1889, to Miss Lydia Arnold of San Antonio, who preceded him in death in 1908.
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Causey moved from Ennis to Sherman in 1905, where he was pastor of the Evangelical church, and the following year they moved to Lissie where he served as pastor of the Evangelical church for six years. From 1912 to 1918 the family resided at Gobbler Creek and El Campo where he was pastor of the churches of the two places. In 1918, Mr. Causey and family again moved to Lissie where he served as pastor until his resignation three years ago, when he retired from active ministry.
Mr. Causey was loved by all who knew him and his sudden death is a shock to the community.
He is survived by six children, Mrs. Clara Thomas, of Lissie, Miss Ruth Causey, of Livingston, county demonstration agent for Polk county, Miss Anna Mae Causey of Lissie and Miss Lydia Causey of Los Angeles, California, and two sons, Charles and Edward Causey of Lissie, who have the sincere sympathy of all our people in their irreparable loss.
At the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been completed. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery]
Eagle Lake Headlight, September 27, 1931
Death of Mr. John E. Causey
Mr. John E. Causey died at Dr. Lunn’s infirmary in Houtson[sic] at four o’clock last Friday morning after a short illness. His remains were brought to Eagle Lake on the noon Southern Pacific train and laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery at 4:30 P.M.
John was born and reared in Eagle Lake and was well known and well liked by everyone in the community. He was always a great friend of the HEADLIGHT and his name was the very first that went down on our subscription books.
He leaves a wife, three small children, a mother, two brothers, Messrs. Frank and Thomas, and two sisters, Mrs. A. C. McClanahan and Mrs. Octavia Langston, of Palestine, and a host of warm, personal friends to mourn his loss. The HEADLIGHT extends condolence to the grief-stricken relatives.
Eagle Lake Headlight, February 5, 1904, page 7
Maria Shireen Causey
Maria Shireen Causey was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on January 1, 1956; she left this world on March 18, 1994 in Nairobi, Kenya.
She was the daughter of Gordon D. Causey of Lissie, Texas, and Ruby Temple Causey of Piura, Peru. She is survived by her parents, her brother Temple (married to Donya Knudsen), her sister Penelope, her sister Magdalena (married to Kerry Rickelman), and her maternal grandmother, Magdalena Seminarioi de Temple.
Shireen lived in Karachi, Pakistan; the Canary Islands; Houston, Texas; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Singapore; Piura, Peru; Austin, Texas (where she attended the University of Texas for one semester): Athens, Greece; and Paris, France (where she took a three month course at Le Cordon Bleu). She stayed in Paris for fourteen years working at the boutique Michel Swiss.
In 1992, she made the decision to work in a field where she could use her great skill of assisting others, and joined the United Nations. She was first assigned to Cambodia where she helped the U.N. mission with minesweeps and election preparations. After the U.N. election mission was completed, she was asked to transfer to Kigali, Rwanda, where she served as a secretary liaison official starting in January of 1994.
She contracted cerebral malaria in Marach in Kigalia and was flown to Kenya for medical treatment at the Nairobi Hospital. Before her death, she was anointed by Father Rossi of the Consolata Shrine in Nairobi. She passed away on March 18, at 1:15 p.m.
A mass was held for her at 5:30 p.m. on March 20, 1994, at the Consolata Shrine in Nairobi with the attandance of her parents, friends and friends from the U.N. She was cremated on March 21 after a funeral service by Father Rossi and her ashes have been distributed to her three different homes: France, Texas and Peru. She rests with her paternal ancestors at the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas, and also in the mountains at her country home in Cispiere, France. Her remaining ashes will be buried in Piura, Peru, with her maternal ancestors.
Shireen's paternal ancestors include her great grandfather Reverend George Washington Causey, the founder of the Lissie Church. Her grandparents are Charles Causey and Ida Isenhower Causey. Her father, Gordon Donald Causey, grew up in Lissie, graduated from the University of Texas and has spent a lifetime working worldwide as a geophysicist and industrial engineer in electronics. He currently works in Colombia and lives in Lima, Peru, with his wife of forty years, Ruby Temple Causey.
Shireen's maternal ancestors include here great grandfather Robert Sinclair Temple who arrived in Peru from Scotland to work for Duncan Fox as a manager. He was a descendant of "Black Agnes" (Dunbar) and was instrumental in bringing the first bridge to Piura, Peru. Her grandfather Alberto R. Temple, was a merchant, mainly working in the cotton trade. He owned a cotton gin. Her maternal ancestry also includes Miguel Jeronimo Seminario y Jaime who declared the independence of Piura, Peru,on July 28, 1821.
Shireen will be sadly missed by all who had the great fortune to know her. She gave everyone the treasure of her friendship, generosity, compassion and sweetness.
The name "Shireen", means "sweetness" in Persian and Hebrew.
The Eagle Lake Headlight, Thursday April 28, 1994
LAST RITES HELD SAT. FOR MRS. RUTH W. CAUSEY
Relatives and friends were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Ruth Wilson Causey, Thursday, December 18 at 10 o'clock in the evening in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital. She had been in failing health for a number of years with a heart ailment.
Funeral services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Chapel Saturday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m. Favorite organ hymns were played. Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery. The Rev. George Welsch, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, officiated at the services.
Pallbearers were Frank Reese, E. Harrison Walker, F. M. Dromgoole, David Wintermann, Gardner Duncan, Robert Wells, Jr., Joe L. McCreary, and Joe N. Frazar, Jr.
Mrs. Causey was born May 30, 1893 in Plainview, Texas. Her parents were Fannie Thatcher Wilson and Thomas J. Wilson. She resided in Eagle Lake most all of her life and was employed at different times as bookkeeper in business houses here.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Sophie Elkins and Miss Johnnie Wilson of this city; and one brother, Thomas J. Wilson of Houston; and other relatives and friends. [Ruth Causey is survived by her nieces Frances Hutchings, Dorothy Cox and Marie Wilson Huffines of Houston, Ruth Orr of Bellaire, Willie Maye Tate of El Campo, Josephine Paul of San Antonio.]
She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the American Association for Retired Persons.
Sympathy is extended to the relatives in the loss of this loved one.
Eagle Lake Headlight