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Thomas James Callahan

Male 1865 - 1946


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  • Name  Thomas James Callahan  [1
    Alt. Birth  7 Mar 1865  [2
    • Per his obituary in The Morning Sun News-Herald, T. J. Callahan was born March 7, not March 17.
    Born  17 Mar 1865  Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Thos. Callahan, son, single, male, white, age 15, born in Illinois, occupation at school, father's birthplace Ireland, mother's birthplace Ireland
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Married to Jean M., living with her and children: Merle D., Curtis D., Mildred, Marian L., and Fredrick M. Callahan:) Line number 79: dwelling number: 151, family number: 151: Thomas Callahan, head of household, male, white, age 45, married (once), years of present marriage 17, birthplace Illinois, father's birthplace Ireland (English), mother's birthplace Ireland (English), could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry farm, employer, could read, could write, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 144
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Card Number: 436, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 6, Thomas J. Callahan, age 49, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, Wapello Township, occupation farmer, total earnings in 1914: $1800, extent of education in the common schools: 6, birth place: Illinois, owned home or farm, incumbrance on farm or home: $17,000, value of farm or home: $20,000, church affiliation Methodist, father's birthplace: Ireland, mother's birthplace: Ireland, signed by assessor: T. A. Dotson
    School  1914/1915  [6
    • (T. J. Callahan was president of Midway School in rural Louisa county in 1914-1915:)

      Midway School
      District No. 10
      Louisa County, Iowa
      Term ending May 7, 1915

      Reil Hannah, Teacher
      Miss Izola Sweeney - County Superintendent.

      SCHOOL OFFICERS

      Sameul (sic) Walker, Director
      T. J. Callahan, President
      Robert Newell, Secretary

      Pupils

      Merle Thompson
      Karl Wischmeier
      Clifford Walker
      Linda Eklund
      Donald Jamison
      Ross Walker
      Cecil Blair
      Myrtle Walker
      Dorothy Jamison
      Edith Eklund
      Audrey Thompson
      Reta Van Winkle
      Paul Walker
      Glen Perry
      Nellie Cowles
      Pauline Otto
      Richard Otto
      Edith Cowels
      Evelyn Van Winkle
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    Midway School's roster in 1915 included: Reil Hannah (Jennie "Reil" Hannah), teacher; Sameul (sic) Walker (Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker), President; T. J. Callahan (Thomas James Callahan), Secretary; and the following partial list of students: Clifford Walker (Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker), Ross Walker (Albert "Ross" Walker), Myrtle Walker (Zella "Myrtle" Walker), and Paul Walker (Paul Moyers Walker).
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Married to Jessie M., living with her and partner (also son) Dale Callahan, and other children: Mildred, Marian, and Fredrick Callahan:) Line number 84: farm, dwelling number: 198, family number: 204: Thomas J. Callahan, head of household, owned home, mortgaged, male, white, age 54, married, could read, could write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace Ireland, father's mother tongue Irish, mother's birthplace Ireland, mother's mother tongue Irish, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 162
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Married to Jessie, living with her and son M. Callahan[Fred M.]:) Line number: 132: Thomas Callahan, head of household, male, white, age 59, married, owned, value of home: $4560, amount of mortgage: $1900, amount of insurance on the home: $80(?), number of years in the U.S.: 59, number of years in Iowa: 15 (sic), attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Illinois, name of father: John Callahan, father's birthplace: Ireland, name of mother: Ann Lawler, mother's birthplace: Ireland, place of marriage of parents: Illinois, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Methodist Espiscopal
    Census  1930  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Tom J. Callahan was married to Mollie B. Callahan [his second wife], lived with her and her mother, Edith Swan:) Line number 80: dwelling number: 46, family number: 46: Tom J. Callahan, head of household, owned home, owned a radio set, lived on a farm, male, white, age 65, married, age at first marriage 28, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace Ireland, mother's birthplace Ireland, state code: 61, country code: 04, nativity: 0, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, occupation code VVVV, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 31
    Obituary  26 Sep 1946  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • T. J. Callahan, 81, long time resident of the Morning Sun community died at 11:20 Tuesday morning at the Lutheran home in Muscatine following a heart attack.

      Mr. Callahan, a native of Illinois, operated a farm in the Newport vicinity during his active years.

      Born in March 7, 1885, at Kirkwood, Illinois, Mr. Callahan was married in 1892 to Jessie Smith who passed away in 1926. He later married Molly Swan who died in 1945. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Margaret Fox of Fort Madison; a brother, John Callahan of Galesburg, Illinois, two sisters [sic: daughters], Mrs. R. T. Dotson and Mrs. Earl DeVore of the Newport community; two sons, Dale of Wapello and Fred of this place. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

      Funeral services are to be held at the Presbyterian church this (Thursday)afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in the Kirkwood, Illinois, cemetery.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [10
    • Name: Thomas and Jessie (Smith) Callahan; Born: 0; Died or Buried: 0; Age: 0; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1991 - page W-3; Notes: Marian Louise (Callahan) DOTSON; [CRR]
    Died  26 Sep 1946  The Lutheran Home, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  28 Sep 1946  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID  I6407  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John L. Callahan,   b. 1837, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926 
    Mother  Ann Lawler,   b. Between 1842 and 1843, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  15 Oct 1864  Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Illinois Marriage Index 
    • Groom: Callahan, John; Bride: Loller, Ann; Date: October 15, 1864; Vol./page: 00B/0125; License No.: 00005995; County: Knox
    Family ID  F2463  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jessie May Smith,   b. 16 Aug 1866, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1926, east of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Aug 1892  Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 12, 13, 14
    Illinois Marriage Index 
    • Groom: Callahan, Thomas J.; Bride: Smith, Jessie May; Date: August 16, 1892; Vol./page: D/ 215; County: Warren
    Residence  Aug 1934  near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Children 
    >1. Merle DeEtta Callahan,   b. 1 Apr 1894, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1956, south of Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Curtis Dale "Dale" Callahan,   b. 2 Apr 1896, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1979, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mildred Lucille Callahan,   b. 28 Oct 1900, near Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1945, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Marian Louise Callahan,   b. 31 Jan 1902, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1991, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Fredrick Martin "Fred" Callahan,   b. 11 Jun 1904, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1955, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1877  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mollie Bell "Mary" Swan,   b. 29 Jul 1878, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1945, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Jun 1927  [16
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4811  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S540] Dotson, Timothy Ray - Web Site, Timothy Ray Dotson (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1027] Callahan, Thomas James - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 26, 1946; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12B, page number: 178; enumeration date: May 13, 1910

    4. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Census Place: Family History Library Film: Kirkwood, Warren, Illinois; NA Film Number: 1254256; Page Number: T9-0256 336B.

    5. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Wapello; Roll: IA1915_308

    6. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      Scan of Midway School roster courtesy of Marge Kimble.

    7. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 9B, page number: 272; enumeration date: February 17, 1920

    8. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    9. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-21, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 2B, page number: 121; enumeration date: April 4, 1930

    10. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    12. [S260] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900 (Illinois State Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S260] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900 (Illinois State Archives) (Reliability: 3).
      CALLAHAN, THOMAS J/SMITH, JESSIE MAY/WARREN/08/16/1892

    14. [S1028] Callahan, Jessie May (Smith) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 22, 1926; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S930] Swan, Alexander C. - Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 3, August 13, 1934; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S2242] Callahan, Mollie Bell "Mary" (Swan) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, August 16, 1945, front page; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).