Peter John Caufield

Male 1949 - 1971  (21 years)

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  • Name Peter John Caufield 
    Born 15 Aug 1949 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1971 
    Person ID I21103  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Carroll James Caufield,   b. 1906,   d. 19 Nov 1970  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Beulah Ruth Smith,   b. 31 May 1907,   d. 25 May 1984  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, May 8, 1971 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Funeral Today for Youth Who Died From Gunshot - The body of Peter John Caufield, 22, youngest son of Mrs. Beulah Caufield and the late Carroll Caufield, was discovered by his mother about 6 am. Monday morning outside their home on Snyder. Road, east of Lacona. State Police who were called to investigate said he died from a gunshot wound, apparently self-inflicted and instantly fatal. Members of the family said no motive for his death had been found and that he left no note. The shot was fired from a rifle, they said. Troopers F.M Dalton and D.F. Ingraham of the Pulaski sub-station; BCI Investigator Howard Christiansen of Fulton and Assistant District Attorney Robert Nicholson assisted in the investigation. An autopsy was performed at Oswego and the body was afterward released to the O'Brien Funeral home at Sandy Creek. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the O'Brien Funeral home, Sandy Creek with the Rev. Elwyn Putney, pastor of Boylston-Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski. Peter John Caufield was born in Sandy Creek April 15, 1949. He had attended the local school and at the time of his death, was employed by the Ribstone Silo Company at Lacona. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Beulah Caufield of RD 2, Lacona; four brothers, James Caufield, Syracuse; Harold Robert Caufield of Brewerton; Arnold Caufield of Lacona and Fred Caufield of Sandy Creek; also by eight sisters. They are Mrs. Lewis (Margaret) Wilder, Sandy Creek; Mrs. Ernest (Marian) Dana, Sandy Creek; Mrs. Theresa Surprise, Syracuse; Mrs. Benjamin (Ann) Egleston, Caughdenoy; Mrs. Gilbert (Catherine) Ridgeway, Lacona; Miss Verna K. Caufield, living at home; Mrs. Cornelius (Judith) Donahue, Lacuna; and Mrs. Richard (Donna) Ford of Red Creek, He is also survived by nieces and nephews, an uncle, Vernon Caufield of Bayport, Long Island, and his fiancĂ©, Miss Vicki Stock of Sandy Creek.