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Caskey, Jefferson D.

Jefferson D. Caskey

  • Name(s)
    • Jefferson D. Caskey
    • Jefferson Dixon Caskey
    • Dr. Jefferson Caskey
  • Date of Birth
    • July 31, 1922
    • Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Date of Death
    • April 21, 2001
  • Residence(s)
    • Lancaster, South Carolina
    • Due West, South Carolina
    • Syracuse, New York
    • Houston, Texas
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Doctor of Education, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1972
    • M.A., University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1966
    • M.S., Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1952
    • B.A., Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina, 1948
  • Life Events
    • Life member of the Kentucky Library Association
    • Member of Phi Delta Kappa
    • Member of the National Council of Teachers of English
    • Member of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English
    • Served in the United States Navy during World War II, 1943-1945
    • Married Mary Louise Huffaker Caskey, 1957; two daughters
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Employment
    • Professor of Library Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1974-
    • Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, 1970-1974
    • Head Librarian and Associate Professor, Houston Baptist University, 1963-1970
    • Head Librarian and Assistant Professor, Little Rock Univeristy, 1960-1963
    • Head Librarian and Associate Professor, North Carolina, 1956-1960
    • Associate Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Science, Shepherd College, West Virginia, 1954-1956
    • Catalog Librarian and Assistant Reference Librarian, Auburn University, 1953-1954
    • English Teacher, South Carolina, 1948-1952
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Librarian
    • Teacher
    • Professor
    • Writer

Caudill, Harry

  • Name(s)
    • Harry Caudill
    • Harry M. Caudill
    • Harry Monroe Caudill
  • Date of Birth
    • May 3, 1922
    • Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • November 29, 1990
    • Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
    • Buried in the Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1971
    • Bachelor of Laws, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1948
  • Life Events
    • Served in the United States Army during World War Two
    • Elected three times to the Kentucky State House of Representatives
  • Awards
    • Among the first to be inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2013.
    • Named to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, University of Kentucky, April 11, 1980
    • Weatherford Award, Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association, 1976
    • Received a Centennial Medallion from the University of Kentucky, 1965
    • Night Comes to the Cumberlands was named one of the best 50 books of the year by the American Library Association, 1963
  • Employment
    • Served in the United States Army during World War Two 
    • Elected three times to the Kentucky State House of Representatives
    • Professor of History, University of Kentucky, 1977-1984
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Lawyer
    • Professor
    • Politician 

Caudill, Rebecca

  • Name(s)
    • Rebecca Caudill
    • Rebecca Caudill Ayars
  • Date of Birth
    • February 2, 1899
    • Cumberland (previously Poor Folk), Harlan County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • October 2, 1985
  • Residence(s)
    • Cumberland (previously Poor Folk), Harlan County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Masters in International Relations, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, 1922
    • A. B., Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, 1920
  • Life Events
    • Married James Sterling Ayars, 1931; two children
  • Awards and Recognitions 
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in 2014
    • The Rebecca Caudill Public Library in Cumberland, Kentucky was named in her honor
    • The Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award is named in her honor
    • Six books were selected for the Junior Literary Guild
    • Hans Christian Anderson Award
    • Caldecott Honor Book for A Pocketful of Cricket, 1965
    • Newbery Honor Book for Tree of Freedom, 1950
    • New York Herald Tribune Honor Book for Tree of Freedom, 1950
  • Employment
    • Co-Founder of the Champaign-Urbana Peace Council
    • Editor, Abingdon Press, Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Teacher, English as a Second Language, Collegio Bennett Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Teacher, English and History, Summer County High School in Portland, Tennessee, 1920-1921
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Editor

Cayce, Edgar

Edgar Cayce

  • Name(s)
    • Edgar Cayce
  • Date of Birth
    • May 18, 1877
    • Beverly, Christian County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • January 3, 1945
    • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Residence(s)
    • Beverly, Christian County, Kentucky
    • Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, 1893-1902
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, 1902-1912
    • Selma, Alabama, 1912-1923
    • Dayton, Ohio, 1923-1925
    • Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1925-1945
  • Employment
    • Professional psychic
    • Apprenticed as a photographer at the W. R. Bowles studio in Hopskinsville, Kentucky
    • Partnered with his father for a short time to sell Woodmen of the World Insurance, 1900
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Self-professed clairvoyant
    • Mystic
    • Writer
    • Photographer