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Re: Anyone There David Causey - Lewis Dean Causey

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From the "Descendants of William Causey, 1744-1828, of Mississippi" the following copyrighted info:

"Lewis Dean Causey, 1883-1964, served in the U. S. Navy as a Captain. In 1938, 'Dean' returned from Los Angeles according to Harriet Rose McLain's journal.

'Dean' attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1901-1905 and then served in the Navy for 30 years, retiring just prior to WWII. He had served in the submarine service during WWI and rapidly advanced to commanding a fleet of submarines. After WWI, he was assigned by the U. S. Navy Department the task of reorganizing the navy of Argentina. Following his voluntary retirement, he then went back on active service following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. The Liberty, MS 'Southern Herald' printed an article on April 20, 1944 in which it was reported that he had returned from Sydney, Australia and stopped in McComb, MS on his way to see his family in Arizona.

Following his first retirement, he and his family lived near Norwood, East Feliciana Parish, LA at their farm, Richard Plantation.

The news article stated that his parents', Will I. and Hattie McLain Causey, home "is still in possession of the Causey family since it was granted by the U. S. Government to their great-grandfather, Capt. William Causey of the Revolutionary Army as recompense for his services with the American armed forces from Maryland during the Revolution."


"Adelaide, abt. 1890-abt. 1950, is a daughter of Charles Warren Fairbanks, Vice President of the United States, 1904-1909, under Teddy Roosevelt and for whom Fairbanks, Alaska was named. Mr. Fairbanks was a financier noted in commercial and industrial circles for the Fairbanks-Morse manufacturing plants.

(See more on Charles Warren Fairbanks at:

Adelaide and her two brothers inherited vast wealth from her father. Being childless, Lewis and Adelaide adopted eight children, six from three sets of twins."

Lewis Dean married secondly, Jeanette B. Nobles. From her obituary in the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS, February 08, 2003:

"Gloster - Jeanette Causey, 99, died Thursday, February 6, 2003, at home in Gloster. Visitation is 10 a.m. today at Brown Funeral Home. Services are 11 a.m. today at the funeral home with burial in Roselawn Cemetery in Gloster.

Mrs. Causey was born July 23, 1903, in Amite County to Lucius Toler and Wilhelmina Gunby Burris. She married John Buren Nobles in 1929 and lived and taught in the Runnelstown community. After his death in 1937, she continued to teach in the community for another ten years. In 1952, when she retired from teaching in Gloster, she married U.S. Navy Captain Lewis Dean Causey and moved to Pensacola. A dedicated and faithful member of Warrington Baptist Church in Warrington, Florida, she taught Sunday School for 40 years. She served in WMU holding many leadership positions. One of her primary concerns was foreign and home missions. After moving to Gloster, in 1992, she joined Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Causey was preceded in death by two loving husbands, John Buren Nobles and L. D. Causey; a sister, Dorothy Robertson, and a brother, Hubert Burns. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wilhelmina "Meme" Nobels Priest and Harry Lee "Tad" Priest; a sister, Eileen Stokes; two brothers, Lionell Burris, and Harold Burns and his wife Adlyn, a sister-in-law, Mrs. I. L. "Bertha" Nobles; three grandchildren, Harry Priest, Ill and his wife, Melanie, Alan Priest and his wife, Renee, and Tanya Curry and her husband, Mark; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, and two dedicated care givers, Debra Grihm and Fannie Hazlip.

Pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Jeff Priest, Hunter Priest, Randy Whetstone, Jr., Jon Priest, Slade Priest, Tal Priest, and Mark Curry, III. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Centreville Baptist Church's Building Fund."

See this and more on this branch of Causeys at:

I would like to learn more about the descendants of Lewis Dean Causey and Adelaide Fairbanks. Please contact me directly.

Ed Killian
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