Caldwell, Erie

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Faculty, 1896-1897

Birth: 5 Nov 1871, North Carolina
Death: 11 Feb 1924, Muscogee County, Georgia

Mitchell Caldwell (1836-1890)
Frances Fischer Caldwell (1850-1931)

Spouse: Thomas Arendel Williams (1865-1934)
Married: 1 Feb 1905, Richmond, Virginia

Catherine Caldwell Williams (1906-)
Welda Worth Williams Shuford (1907-1989)
Thomas Arendel Williams (1910-1938)

Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia
Source:, #34691192.


The Concord Times (Concord, NC), 4 Jun 1896, 3.

…Misses Belle Shirey, Essie Wyse, Ludora Poole and Fannie Lippard resigned as teachers in the Seminary, and the following were chosen to fill the vacancies: Misses Erie Caldwell, Julia Hentz and Zenith Layton…


The Commonwealth (Scotland Neck, NC), 4 Jun 1896, 3.

Goes to Mount Pleasant

Miss Erie Caldwell who has been teacher of elocution in Vine Hill Female Academy here for two years, has resigned and will take a position in Moena [sic] College at Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County.

During Miss Caldwell’s stay in Scotland Neck she has made many friends and admirers who regret to lose her but wish her even greater success in her new field than she has had here. She is bright, intelligent, accomplished and attractive and will be a valuable acquisition to the community in which she will labor.


Daily Concord Standard (Concord, NC), 9 Mar 1897, 2.

Debate By the Freshman Class of Mont Amoena Seminary.

On Friday afternoon, March 5, Miss Caldwell’s Freshman history class debated the question: Resolved, “Was the Execution of Mary Queen of Scotts Just?”

The defendants of the affirmative were Misses Lenna Stevens, Ruth Copeland, Lillian Wertz, Lillie Ritchie, Florence Long and Mary Hendrix. The negatives, Misses Minnie Kluttz, Ada Corzine, Ella Wiley, Elthy Fisher, Annie Welsh and Maggie McAllister. The judges, the Senior class, Prof. McCann and Miss Jennie Cook, decided in favor of the affirmatives. It they were only “weak-minded Freshmans” they brought out some strong points and deserve credit for heir debate.

The debate was intended only for class exercises, but as a good many said they would like to hear it, Prof. Fisher gave holiday from 2 o’clock. We appreciated his kindness very much.



The Concord Times (Concord, NC), 6 May 1897, 3.

New Lutheran College Faculty [Elizabeth College, Charlotte]

…President – Rev. C. B. King, A. M, Roanoke College.
Vice president – Rev. C. L. T. Fisher, A.M., Pennsylvania College.
Lady principals – Miss Julia Louise Abbott and Miss Erie Caldwell…


The Commonwealth (Scotland Neck, NC), 12 Jan 1905, 5.

Miss Caldwell to Wed

Miss Erie Caldwell, who was a teacher in Vine Hill Female Academy some years ago, was a favorite of many of the people here. They will be interested in the following from the Columbus (Ga.,) Enquirer-Sun:

“In a recent Richmond paper, Mrs. Frances Caldwell of that city announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Erie Caldwell, to Mr. Thomas Arundel [sic] Williams, of Columbus, Ga., the marriage to take place early in February, 1905.

“Miss Caldwell came to Columbus in the early fall to take charge of the physical culture department of the Y. W. C. A. She is a bright, attractive, cultured woman and has made many friends since her residence here who will be glad to know that she will make Columbus her home.

“Mr. Williams is well known and popular in business circles, holding a responsible position with the J. A. Kirven Company, with whom he has been connected for the past seventeen years, and his friends are congratulating him upon his good fortune in making such a happy marriage.”


The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC), 4 Feb 1905, 5.

In reporting the marriage of Miss Erie Caldwell, a former teacher in Elizabeth College, of this city, and Mr. Thomas A. Williams, which event occurred in Richmond Wednesday morning, the Times-Dispatch says:

“A quiet but very pretty wedding took place Wednesday morning, February 1st, at 11 o’clock, in the home of the bride on Church HiIl, when Miss Erie Caldwell and Mr. Thomas Arendel Williams were united in marriage by Dr. R. B. Eggleston, of the Third Presbyterian Church. Only the relative and a few intimate friends were invited to be present.

Miss Caldwell was gowned in a dark blue broadcloth travelling suit, with hat and gloves to match, and carried a shower bouquet of bride roses. She is the only daughter of Mrs. Frances Caldwell, and the late Mr. Mitchell Caldwell. Though a native of North Carolina, with a large acquaintance there, for some time her home has been in Richmond. She is a most attractive woman, a well known educator, having held faculty positions in several Southern colleges, and is greatly beloved for her great amiability, charming grace and many accomplishments.

Mr. Williams is the eldest son of Hon. B. H. Williams, of Hamilton, Ga., and belongs to one of the best known families of that State. After receiving a literary course at the University of Georgia, he located at Columbus. He is a successful, energetic business man and is prominently connected with one of the largest dry goods houses in that city.

After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Williams left for an extended Northern tour. They will be at home in Columbus, Ga., March 1st. The many friends of this popular couple wish then all joy and happiness.”