Caughey, city editor of the Republican, is a native
of New Paris, Ohio, born February 2, 1861. His father was George W.
Caughey, born in Preble County, Ohio, September 17,
183 1, and died in Shelbyville, Indiana, November 11, 1883. He
was, by occupation, a merchant tailor, and carried on that business
in this city for quite a number of years. The paternal grandfather
of the subject here considered, was John Caughey, a native of one
of the Eastern States. The family first settled in Ohio, and in
1871, came to Shelbyville. The mother of our subject is Sarah
Caughey, born August 31, 1833, and whose maiden name was Johnson. Mr. Caughey is the younger of two living children. He was a student in the common schools at New Paris, Ohio,
and on coming to Shelbyville, entered the public school and graduated from the High School in this city in 1879.
Subsequent to his
graduation, he entered the law office of Adams & Michner, and
there remained for several years. In 1885, he became city editor
of the Shelbyville Republican, and his success as a newspaper man
is unquestioned. The prosperity of the Republican is in a great
measure due to the energy and untiring effort of Mr. Caughey. He is also Secretary and Treasurer of
The Shelby Printing Company. In politics, he is a pronounced Republican, and in 1885, was
a candidate on the Republican ticket for city clerk, and owing to a
slight difference in his own party, was defeated by twelve votes cast
in favor of Charles Major. In 1885, he became a member of the
I. O. O. F. He is a leading, active member of the order, and
now holds the position of Vice Grand. Mr. Caughey is a prominent and highly respected young man, and a firm friend of the
Republican party and of education.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Shelbyville Sketches," pages 474-75.