Clark and Jackson
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WILLIAM CAVES, Jr., was born in Jackson County, Wisconsin, March 8, 1860, the son of William Caves, who was
born in Ireland in 1844. The latter came to this country early in iife and located in Jackson County, where he
now lives, and is engaged in farming. Our subject's mother, nee Elizabeth Govers, was born in Ireland iu 1846,
and died in Jackson County, Wisconsin, at the age of thirty five years. She was a daughter of Henry and Mary Govers,
Mr. and Mrs. Caves had ten children, five of whom still survive: Charles, William E., Mary, Emma and Effle.
William, our subject, was reared on a farm and received his education in Jackson County. in 1884 he went to work
in a saw mill, which he continued until about 1886, when he was elected manager of the county poor farm, and still
holds that position. He is a Democrat politically. He was married August 16, 1884, to Caroline Olson, who was born
in Albion, Wisconsin, September 9, 1862, the daughter of Ole Olson, who came to this country in 1862 and located
in Jackson County, Wisconsin, Albion Township, where he now lives and carries on general farming. Politically be
affiliates with the Republican party. Mr. and Mrs. Caves have two children: Elizabeth and John O.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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