Grave marker for Ralph Caves
The grave marker for Ralph O. Caves, who died at age 39 from diabetes complications. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Oct. 11, 1922 in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 2.

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Graduate of O.A.C., Pastor at
Florence, Married Corvallis
Girl, Who Survives Him
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Following an illness extending over the past five years and resulting from diabetes and complicated trouble, Ralph O. Caves passed away shortly after 11 o’clock this morning, at the home in this city. Arrangements for the funeral service will be completed tomorrow.

Mr. Caves had resided in Corvallis a number of years and was a former student at O.A.C. Since completing his college work and his marriage to Miss Winona Woodward, Mr. Caves had served as a pastor of the United Evangelical church at Florence, Lane county, but ill health forced him to give up his pastorate there. The five years of his illness had been spent at Newport and in Corvallis.

Mr. Caves is survived by his widow, a daughter of E.E. Woodward, former judge of Benton county, two brothers and a sister. He was aged 39 years.

Published as it appeared on Oct. 12, 1922 in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 6, Column 3.

Caves Funeral Tomorrow—The funeral of the late Ralph O. Caves will be held from the United Evangelical church at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow, Friday afternoon. Rev. A.P. Layton, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment is to be in Newton cemetery. Mr. Caves’ death occurred yesterday morning after an extended illness from diabetes and complications.