George Matlock 1795-aft 1855

George Matlock9 (John Watson8, David7, William6, John Moore5, John, Sr.4, George3, John2, William1) was born 3 March 1795 in Lee County, Va. and died 22 Mar 1855 Hardin County, Co. (from John Matlock pension papers) Don't know where he is buried. He married Margaret McKirgin 24 Jul 1821 Hawkins County, TN. Margaret was born abt 1799/1800 in PA; died 8 Mar 1870, 73 years old, in Greenfield, Greene, IL. She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Rubicon Twnsp, Greenfield. She was the dau of Thomas McKirgin, b abt 1775 Ireland; d 21 Oct 1831 Hawkins Co., TN, and Jane Lyons, b abt 1777 Ireland; d 1854 Hawkins Co., TN. Her sister Rachel McKirgin married John Hutchisson; they died at Mill Creek, Union, OH. Rachel Matlock was enumerated with them in 1880 and Thomas Matlock in 1860.

George was a farmer and is listed as a farm laborer with Daniel Lane's family in Trimble, KY in 1850. I believe that George worked for the Lanes and therefore was enumeriated with that family. In John's Mexican War letter to his sister, he says for Dad to "say hello to Daniel Lane". I believe that George died shortly after 1850 in Trimble Co, KY and that is why he is not found in 1860 Greenfield, IL census nor buried along with Margaret. I believe the Matlocks, Callaways, Mitchells and Kincaids all went to Greenfield, IL shortly after 1850 as Edwin Callaway and Matilda Matlock were married in 1854, Greenfield, IL. James was in an IL Civil War Regiment and died during the war. The Mitchells are in-laws of Thomas Matlock; Sally Kincaid was wife of Andrew Mitchell. A John Hutchisson married Rachael McKirgin b 1843 Hawkins, Tn. The LDS site has a Margaret Hutchisson b 1798 TN.

I believe that George and Margaret had the following children, even tho they are not all listed in the 1850 census

1) Matilda L. Matlock10 (John Watson8, David7, William6, John Moore5, John, Sr.4, George3, John Thomas2, William1) b 17 March 1824 TN d 17 May 1882 Greenfield, IL married Edwin H. Callaway, son of John and Sarah Dorsey Callaway (formerly of Jefferson Co, KY), 1854 Greenfield, IL.

Children of Matilda L. Matlock and Edwin Henry Callaway:

i) John Thomas Callaway b 1 May 1855 Greenfield, IL; d 13 Nov 1927 Greenfield, IL; buried Oakwood Cemetery; m Lillian May Wooley 22 Oct 1879 Greenfield. Only child died in infancy. Lillian, b 15 May 1858 Greenfield; died 14 Apr 1947Greenfield, IL; buried Oakwood Cemetery, was dau of Norman C. Wooley (1800-bef 1900) and Sarah Speaks (1824-1917). Norman Wooley was s/o David Wooley and Laura Hodge of New York; Sarah Speaks was dau of William Speaks and Sally Orton. John T. was partners with Elbert K. Metcalf in a Dry Goods Store in Greenfield named Callaway and Metcalf.

ii) Minnesota "Minnie" L. Callaway, b 25 Oct 1857; d 28 Oct 1927 East St. Louis, IL; buried Rose Hill Cemetery; m Frances George McChesney 29 Dec 1881 Greenfield. George, b 20 Jul 1858; d 23 Apr 1937; buried Rose Hill Cemetery, was the s/o George McChesney (1811-1899) and Eliza Little (1830-1905). George and Eliza were from Ireland and died in Greenfield. Children: George Clinton McChesney, b 12 Dec 1882 married Ruth Bishop. Florine M. McChesney, b 8 Nov 1892; d 3 Jun 1982 Winter Haven, FL; m 1) Everett Unknown; m 2) Floyd Nelson Dawson on 16 Mar 1940 St. Louis, Mo.

iii) Eloise Callaway, b 3 Dec 1859 Greenfield; d 12 Feb 1944 Mobile, AL; m Albert Newton Williams 29 Dec 1881 Greenfield. Newt, b 28 Mar 1857 Greenfield; d 22 Sep 1942 Mobile, AL, was the s/o Milton W. Williams, b 29 Oct 1827 Lexinton, KY; d 3 Apr 1898 Citronelle, Mobile, AL) and Elmira Adeline Edwards, b 5 Mar 1831 Greenfield; d 7 Apr 1913 Mobile, AL; buried Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile. Milton was s/o of William White Williams (1791 NC-1886 Greenfield) and Lydia Whitehurst (1786 Clark, KY-1858 Greene Co., IL). Eloise and A. N. Williams are buried Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, AL. Child: Edwin Lee Williams, b 1 Sep 1884 Greenfield, IL; d 5 Jul 1917 Mobile, AL; m Emma Etheleen Riedemann 1 Jul 1908 Russell, Mobile, AL. Ethleen, b 18 Aug 1884 Scotland, Bon Homme, SC; d 9 Oct 1977 Hagerstown, MD; buried Pine Crest Cemetery, Citronelle, Mobile, AL, the dau of Henry Riedemann, b 2 Mar 1855 Germany; d 25 Apr 1925 Citronelle, Mobile, AL; and Emma Gertrude (nee Blackwell) Harris, b 9 Jan 1847 Grandview, IN; d 1930 Citronelle, Mobile, AL.

Children of Edwin Lee Williams and E. E. Riedemann:
..........iii-i-i- Henry Newton Williams, b 10 Jan 1910; d 3 Feb 2000 Mobile, AL; m Bonnie Jewel Gandy, b 27 Jun 1919 MS; d 23 Jan 2001 Mobile; both buried Mobile Memorial Gardens.
..........ii. John Callaway Williams, b 30 May 1911; d 15 Aug 1912 AL
..........iii. Living Williams Draime
..........iv. Iola Callaway, b 6 Sep 1861 Greenfield, IL; d 28 Jun 1862 Greenfield; buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Greenfield.

2)Sarah Elizabeth Matlock, b 24 May 1826 Lee Co., VA; d 29 Jan 1906 Greenfield, IL; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield; m Samuel Dixon 30 Apr 1874 Greenfield. Samuel, b 17 Mar 1833, Greenfield; d 21 Jan 1906 Greenfield, IL; buried Oakwood Cemetery. Samuel first married Amanda Melvina Evans, b 1836; d Dec 1872. Children of Samuel and Mandy Evans Dixon: Mary Elizabeth Dixon b 1862 and Joesan Dixon b abt 1868.

3) John Matlock b Jan 1828 Lee County, VA; d 9 Jun 1907 Veterans Home, Marion, Indiana; buried Mation Nation Cemetery, Marion, IN. He m Marcella Smith 13 Jan 1859 Bedford,Trimble Co., KY by G. W. Crumbaugh, at the home of Marcus Lafayette and Evaline (Coombs) Milner. Marcella, b 27 May 1841 Henry Co., KY; d 7 Jan 1920 Louisville, Jefferson, KY, buried Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, was the dau of Robert A. Smith, b abt 1820 VA; d bef 1880 Trimble Co., KY and Patsy Jane Hoskins, b 17 Oct 1822; Ky: d Louisville, KY. Patsy Hoskins was the dau of John Hoskins (1788-1835) and Sarah Milner (1791-1854). John Hoskins was s/o Achilles Hoskins (1762-1833) and Nancy Wright, dau of Willis Wright and Lucy Fortson. Sarah Milner was dau of John Milner and Sarah Echols. Lafayette Milner was the s/o Mark Scott Milner and Nancy Marshall Hoskins and brother to Patsy's mother Sarah Milner. John served in the Mexican War - Company "D" - Trimble Co Unit.....copied from the 1889 Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky - Mexican War Veterans - printed by the Authority of the Legislature of Ky., printed at the Capital Office, frankfort, with many thants to Anne Baker, Lexington.... Company D Fourth Regiment of Kentucky Foot Volunteers - "This Company was organized by Captain Anthony W. Bartlett, at Bedford, Trimble Co, KY in the month of Sept, 1847 and marched to Louisville, Ky, where it arrived on the 2nd day of Oct 1847, a distance of 50 miles" The following, unless noted, are Privates: ....Henry Adams, John Matlock, Chris V. Bricknell, Bolin G. Bicknel, died in Quarters, City of Mexico, 21 Feb 1848; Andrew J. Mitchell, City of Mexico, 4 Mar 1848.....Unless noted - all were mustered in 2 Oct 1847 and mustered out 25 Jul 1848, Louisville, KY. John was a school teacher in Trimble Co. in 1860; farmer 1870 Trimble Co; and again as a school teacher in the 1880 Louisville, KY census.


..........i. Florence Matlock b Dec 1859 Trimble Co; m Otto Conner abt 1894.
..........ii. George W. Crumbaugh Matlock b abt 1862 Trimble Co.
..........iii. Margaret 'Maggie' L. Matlock b abt 1864 Trimble Co. m George Campbell; at least three children: Charles M., George, and Pearl.
..........iv. Evoline "Eve" Matlock b abt 1867 Trimble Co.
..........v. Robert L. Matlock, b abt 1870 Trimble Co.; m Lillie M. Ackerman. Children: Viola H., Claude L. and Robert C. Mamie A. Matlock, b abt 1873 m D. J. Willett. Have also seen her name as Mamie Minor Matlock.

4)William Matlock, b 5 Jan 1830 KY (according to a Greenfield newspaper article he was born Hawkins Co., TN); d 26 Dec 1906 Greenfield, IL; m Susan Wright 1857. Susan was the dau of John Wright (s/o Willis and Lucy Fortson Wright) and Mary Ann Burrows. According to the Greenfield, IL newspaper article, William and Susan were married in Hawkins Co., TN.

William Matlock and Susan Wright had two children:
..........iv-i Frank George Matlock, b 5 Sep 1858 Greenfield, IL; d 10 Sep 1929 Greenfield, IL; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, IL; m Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. Reil abt 1885 Las Vegas, San Miquel, NM. Lizzie, b 13 Jul 1860 Germany; d 9 Feb 1932 Irvington, Mobile, AL; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Grand Bay, AL, was the dau of Gerjardt Reil and Anna Van Harsten Johnston of Germany.

Children of Frank Matlock and Lizzie Reil:
................iv-i-i Mable Gertrude Matlock, b 10 Dec 1885 Las Vegas, NM; d Mar 1976 Irvington, Mobile, AL; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mable died at the age of 9l; never married. She was Postmaster of the Irvington, AL Post Office for 32 years, retiring in 1954.
................ii. Harry Gerhardt Matlock, b 9 Aug 1887 Las Vegas, NM; d 31 Mar 1926 New Orleans, LA at the age of 38; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Grand Bay, AL; m Grace La Coste 29 Aug 1913 Mobile, AL.
................iii. Lloyd John Matlock b 18 May 1889 Las Vegas, NM d 1957. Lloyd married Amelia M after 1920. I do not know Amelia's maiden name but she was born 1890/91 PA. (Have found her name also spelled Almelia). Lloyd was a surveyor and helped map out the town of Irvington, AL. (see below) He was listed as single and a civil engineer in 1920 Tampa, FL census and as an engineer with the City of Indianapolis, Miami Co, IN in 1930. WWI Civilian Draft registration in Jackson County, MS. Article in Mobile newspaper "Irvington Boy is Now Overseas"...Lloyd J. Matlock....This well known young Mobile county boy is a son of Mr and Mrs Frank Matlock of Irvington and though he made his home at the latter place, in the south end of the county, he spent a great portion of his time in Mobile. He enlisted last year and has been overseas almost twelve months. He is now with the 29th Engineering Corps. topographical division, Intelligence section. Young Matlock is probably best known for his skill with a shotgun at the traps as he won many trophies in local and other trap tournaments in this section of the county."
................iv. Helen Elizabeth Matlock, b 18 Dec 1901 Irvington, Mobile, AL; d 1 Nov 1989 Mobile Co., AL, at 88 years of age. Helen never married, but was well known as a piano and violin music teacher in the South Alabama schools. She played in the Mobile and New Orleans, LA Symphony Ochrestras. Helen and Mable lived in the second home (first was destroyed by fire) in Irvington, Mobile, AL all of their lives and left the home to my Mother. Among their possessions were many old pictures from the 1850's as well as letters. Mobile Press Register article still applies.
..........iv-ii. Laura Belle Matlock, b 18 Dec 1860 Greenfield, IL; d 17 May 1892 Greenfield, IL; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, IL.

5)Thomas A. Matlock, b Apr 1833 Trimble Co., KY; d 27 Jun 1898 Greenfield, IL; buried Mitchell Cemetery, Greenfield, Il; m Melisette Mitchell 4 Jan 1866 Greenfield. Melisette, b 2 Jan 1841 Greenfield; d 9 Apr 1922 Greenfield, IL; buried Mitchell Cemetery, the dau of Andrew K. Mitchell, b 26 Jun 1811 Ky; d 1894 Greenfield, IL and Sally Kincaid, b 22 Aug 1819 IL; d 1902 Greenfield, IL. Thomas served in Co C 121 Ohio Infantry during the Civil War along with his cousins Joseph and Thomas Hutchisson.

Thomas Matlock and Melisette Mitchell had three children:
..........v.-i James N. Matlock, b 1867 Greenfield, IL; d 22 Aug 1881 at 14; buried Mitchell Cemetery, Greenfield, IL.
.......... ii. Mary E. Matlock, b Aug 1871 Greenfield; d 1933 RockbridgeTwnsp, Greenfield, IL; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield; m Thomas Lee Shade abt 1908 Greenfield. Thomas, b 9 Sep 1865 VA; d 1947 Rockbridge; buried Oakwood Cemetery, was the s/o Elijah Shade, b 28 Mar 1831 Frederick, VA; d 26 Apr 1888 Hettick, IL and Elizabeth Asbury Dawson, b 6 Mar 1836 Morgan, VA; d 7 Jun1869 VA.
..........iii. Dallas George Matlock, b abt 1874 Greenfield, IL; d Mar 1893 Greenfield, IL; buried Mitchell Cemetery.

6) Martha 'Patsy' J. Matlock, b 3 May 1838 Trimble Co., KY; d 15 Jan 1858 Greenfield, IL; buried Rose Hill Cemetery; m Lawrence D. Williams 7 Aug 1850 Trimble Co, KY,bondsman John Matlock.

Children of Martha Matlock and Lawrence D. Williams: Martha Elizabeth Williams, b 22 Nov 1852 Trimble Co., KY
..........ii. William Williams, b abt 1854 m Mary J.; children Maude E., b abt 1878 and Walter F. b abt 1880. Listed 1860 Greene Co., IL; 1870 Sangamon, IL; 1880 Macoupin, IL.
..........iii. Margaret J. Williams, b 11 Nov 1855
..........iv. Enos Williams, b abt 1856

7) James M. Matlock, b abt 1840 Trimble Co., KY; d 19 Feb 1864 at the age of 24, Chicago, IL of smallpox contracted while serving during the Civil War. James served as 1st Lieut. Co. F. commanded by Jackson Drennan in the 12th Regt. Ill. Calvary. Captain Gilmore's Company of Cavalry, Company "A," 32nd Illinois, organized at Camp Butler December 31, 1861; assigned as Company "F."

8) Rachel E Matlock, b 29 May 1842 Trimble Co., KY; d 29 May 1898 Schell City, MO; buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Schell City, Venron, MO; m John E. Nagle 1833. John was b Mar 1841 IN. After Rachel died John married Hettie E. Foster. The Greenfield Argus: 10 June 1898 - Miss Rachel E. Matlock, sister of Thomas Matlock and Mrs. S. Dixon, died at Schell City,Missouri May 29. Spent greater part of life in Greenfield. At ae of 41 she married John E. Nagle.

Frank George Matlockiv-i, (son of Williamiv, George9 and cousin to Eloise Callaway, my ggrandmother) was born 5 Sept 1858 in Greenfield d 10 Sept 1929 Greenfield, IL. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield with Margaret (Grandmother), William (father), Susan (mother) and James (cousin). He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) A. Reil abt 1884/5 in New Mexico. Lizzie, daughter of Gerhardt Reil and Anna Van Harsten Johnston, was b 1 July 1860 in Germany and died 9 Feb 1932 Irvington, AL. She is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Grand Bay, AL along with Harry, Mable and Helen. Lizzie had a sister named Amelia and there were numerous postcards written to Helen and Mable from 'cousin' Laura Reil in St. Louis, MO. I believe Laura had a brother named Otto. Frank and Lizzie had another child in New Mexico that died. Frank may have been in the Navy when he met and married Lizzie. Their children

i) Mable Gertrude Matlock b 10 Dec 1885 Las Vegas, NM d Mar 1976 Irvington, AL, 91 years old. Mable never married. She was Postmaster of the Irvington, AL Post Office for 32 years, retiring in 1954.

ii) Harry Gerhardt Matlock b 9 Aug 1887 Las Vegas, NM d 31 Mar 1926 New Orleans, LA at 38 years . He is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Grand Bay, AL. I believe that he married a Gladys as she wrote a post card to Mable asking her to send marriage certificate. She and Harry were in Mexico, New Mexico, Nevada and other western states from post cards sent. While Harry was in Irvington, according to a newspaper article, he was interested in Telegraphy and worked for the railroad as a Station Agent in Theodore.

iii) Lloyd John Matlock b 18 May 1889 Las Vegas, NM d 1957. Lloyd married Amelia M after 1920. I do not know Amelia's maiden name but she was born 1890/91 PA. (Have found her name also spelled Almelia). Lloyd was a surveyor and helped map out the town of Irvington, AL. (see below) He was listed as single and a civil engineer in 1920 Tampa, FL census and as an engineer with the City of Indianapolis, Miami Co, IN in 1930. WWI Civilian Draft registration in Jackson County, MS. Article in Mobile newspaper "Irvington Boy is Now Overseas"...Lloyd J. Matlock....This well known young Mobile county boy is a son of Mr and Mrs Frank Matlock of Irvington and though he made his home at the latter place, in the south end of the county, he spent a great portion of his time in Mobile. He enlisted last year and has been overseas almost twelve months. He is now with the 29th Engineering Corps. topographical division, Intelligence section. Young Matlock is probably best known for his skill with a shotgun at the traps as he won many trophies in local and other trap tournaments in this section of the county."

iv) Helen Elizabeth Matlock b 18 Dec 1901 Irvington, AL d 1 Nov 1989 Mobile Co, AL, at 88 years of age. Helen never married. She and Mable lived in the Irvington home that was left to Mother. She was a music teacher.

Helen wrote the following for a Mobile Press Register newspaper article about the beginning of Irvington, AL where Frank received a land grant in 1898.

"In 1902-03, the Irvington Land Company, with Mr. W. J. Andrews at its head, acquired the land now comprising Irvington. Up to this time much of the land in this part of the country was owned in large tracts. The timber had been cut some years before. The larger part of the Irvington land belonged to one company. Until 1902 there was land near Irvington opened to homestead entry. Part of the townsite is part of a homestead taken up in 1898.

In April 1905 the work of surveying the townsite began and during the next three years the outlying land was run out in 5-10-20 acre tracts. Roads were made which were later graded and oak trees set out along the streets of the townsite. During this time the railroad embankment where the depot stood was cut out and graded.

The Irvington townsite is situated on the highest point on the L & N railroad between Mobile and New Orleans. The elevation at this point is 150 ft above sea level. In the summer of 1905, the first buildings went up. These were the three cottages put up by the company and used for a hotel. The land was put on the market in 1907. Mr Clark and Mr. Waterman were the sales managers. The first settlers came in the spring of 1909. Among the first settlers were the Thurmans, Goyettes, Browns, Stevens and the Kuhns. The first child born in Irvington was Pascal Thurman. The first house built on the townsite (besides the 3 cottages owned by the company) was the Goyette home. The first building put up on the boulevard was the store once occupied by Mr Maxwell. The first residence built on the boulevard was the Stevens home.

There was soon enough children for a school. The county would send a teacher but would not build a school house, so the Company put up the little building on Home Ave known as "the little red schoolhouse" which later was made into a cottage and occupied by Mr and Mrs McCon. School began in 1910 and was held in this building until the fall of 1911 when the school house on the boulevard was ready for occupancy.

The first religious services were held in the "little red schoolhouse". In Jan 1910 the depot was built and the trains began to stop at Irvington but it was not until Oct 27, 1912 that the RR put in an agent. On Oct 1, 1910 the Post Office was opened. Up until this time the people of Irvington received their mail off the trains at St Elmo. On the night of Feb 22, 1912, the Hall was opened with a public entertainment given by Irvington talent. It was an excellent program. In 1915 the population was about 350. There were up-to-date stores and two churches and a public school large enough to warrant three teachers".

John T. Callaway Funeral Notice

Died at the St. John hospital in Springfield, Ill., on Sunday November 13, 1927 at 315 o'clock p.m. Aged 72 years, 6 months and 12 days. Funeral services will be condicted at the M. E. church in Greenfield, Ill., Wednesday, November 16, 1927, at 1 o'clock p.m. Interment in Oakwood cemetery under auspices of the Masonic faternity.

The Greenfield newspaper, Greene County, IL, Friday Nov. 20, 1927

John T. Callaway Passes On

The Grim Reaper Cuts Down One of Greenfield's Most Energetic and Best Known Business Men.

John T. Callaway, one of Greenfield's most prominent business men and for over thirty years the president of the R. L. Metcalf Dry Goods Co., died at the St. John hospital in Springfield, IL, Sunday, Nov. 13, 1927, at 315 p.m. at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 12 days as the result of pneumonia, heart trouble and a complications of other diseases.

He was one of four children born to Edwin and Matilda Matlock-Callaway, he being the eldest. Mrs. Minnie McChesney died last August. Another sister, Iola, died in infancy and Mrs. Ella Williams, wife of A. N. Williams, of Mobile, Ala. survives. On Oct. 22, 1879, he united in marriage with Lillian May Woolley, also of Greenfield, who survives him.

A week ago last Saturday he was brought home from the store, having contracted a bad cold which developed into pneumonia. In an endeavor to save his life he was taken to the St. John hospital in Springfield where despite the best of medical skill he passed away as above indicated.

Mr. Callaway was one of the representative business men of Greenfield. Few have done more for his town and community than he. His father died when he was but nine years of age. His early education was limited, but he supplemented it by many valuable lessons in the school of experience and by facts gleaned from reading and observation. He began his business career here in the hardware store of N. C. Woolley, the father of his wife, going later into partnership with E. K. Metcalf under the firm name of Callaway, Metcalf & Woolley and later spent three years in this business at Jerseyville, IL. Since 1895 he has been connected with R. L. Metcalf Dry Goods Co., serving continously as president since its organization. Under his leadership the firm has developed as enviable reputation for good goods and fair dealings. Its success is due largely to his enterprise, discernment and unflagging perseverance.

When a young man he developed quite a knack for machinery and did experimental work over the state for the Nichols-Shepard Threshing Machine Co. He has ever been interested in civic and community betterment work. He was instrumental in getting the first telephone and oil stations for Greenfield. He purchased the local light plant which was giving but short time service and by a number of deals brought about the much improved twenty-four service our city now enjoys. When serving as alderman on the street and alley committee he freely gave of his time to personally layout and supervise the grading for and the construction of the sidewalks reaching out from the square to the various parts of the city. He planned the bridge over which our grade school children walk as they go to school each day. He was a member of the school board when the present grade building was constructed and gave much time and thought toward its completion. He was an officer of the Greenfield Coal Co., and gave much consideration towards its successful opeartion. He was interested in good roads for the farmer and was one of the leaders in the recent grading of the main roads leading to town and contributed liberally toward the same. He was likewise interested in getting a hard road for Greenfield and served on a committee to bring its consideration before the proper authorities and made several trips on its behalf. He gave much of his time and energy toward the planning and building of the new Woodbine Country club, an organization that was very dear to his heart and of which he served as president. He belonged to the Masonic fraternity, being affiliated with the Blue Lodge and a chapter at Greenfield and the Commandery at Carrollton and was also identified with the Mystic Shrine at St. Louis, Mo. He passed through all the chairs of the lodge and chapter and became a past master and a past high priest and is credited with conducting the first Masonic funeral on the Isle of Pines.

He was a member of the First M. E. church of Greenfield and served for many years as a trustee. He was a member of the building committee that erected the present building and a liberal contributor toward its construction. He was a kind, affectionate man. He was of sterling honesty and of more than ordinary ability, a man of high character who stood for the things that were moral and right. He gained success and still held the confidence and esteem of all who knew him intimately. He was a hard and invererate worker at whatever task he set himself. He insisted on accuracy even to the minutest detail. All the merchandise he handled had to be as represented or it was cheerfully replaced or money refunded. He was charitably inclined and deeply interested in the Shriner's Hospital for crippled children and sent many packages to the poor at Christmas and in times of need, packages that bore no name but carried the spirit of good will and good cheer of the Master to those in need. In these and many other ways he has been one of the fathers of Greenfield and he will be much missed in all community activities.

The recent death of his beloved sister, Mrs. Minnie McChesney, was a great blow to him. A few weeks before his death he seemed to have a premonition that it was coming soon and expressed himself as ready to go. The remains were brought to the late home Monday and the funeral services were conducted Wesnesday, Nov. 16, 1927, at 1 p.m. from the First M. E. Church and the remains wer laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, the Rev. Oscar F. Jones, pastor, officiating with members of the Masonic fraternity in charge at the graveside. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful, the ladies in charge being Mesdames C E. Wooley, Dell Duncan, M. B. Metcalf and C. L. Hamilton and Misses Fern Crouch and Margaret Burns. The pallbearers were E. E. Cameron, J. P. Roodhouse, E. K. Metcalf, R. R. Richie, C. L. Hamilton and J. F. Duncan.


Card of Thanks..... We desire to express our deep appreciation of the many kindness shown us, the floral tributes given and the sympathetic words spoken on the occation of the death of our beloved husband and brother. We are especially grateful to the Greenfield lodge No. 129 of the Masonic fraternity and the Knights Templars of Carrollton for their attendance in a body and beautiful graveside service.

Mrs. Lilliam M. Callaway and Mrs. A. N. Williams


Among those from a distance who were in Greenfield Tuesday, attending the funeral of J. T. Callaway were Mrs. A. N. Williams, of Mobile, Ala., T. G. McChesney and daughter, Florine, and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton McChesney, of East St. Louis, Stanhope Fleming, of Des Moines, Iowa, C. R. Wahl, of Woodriver, and Ira Woolley, of Carlinville, Mr. and Mrs. John Olbert of Chicago.

E. E. Cameron, E. K. Metcalf, C. L. Hamilton, R. R. Richie and J. G. Burns motored to Springfield Sunday morning in response to the sad news that J. T. Callaway was failing rapidly and could not long survive. They reached his bedside before his death and he was able to recognize them and express some dying wishes before the angel of death sealed his eyes, as he was conscious until the last and imagined he was engaged in some of his many activities of life. In his passing Greenfield loses one of its strongest business pillars, as he has been active in merchandising here for 60 years and was a man of high ideals and one who kept step with the march of progress.


The funeral of John T. Callaway was largely attended Tuesday afternoon, the M. E. Church being filled to its capacity to pay honor to his memory, which evidenced the gigh esteem in which he was held by the people of this city and community. The Knights Templar Commandery of Carrollton was represented by a number of members and there were Masons from Carrollton, Jerseyville and Rockbridge who joined with the local lodge in paying their last sad respects to a worthy brother Mason. C. T. Metcalf delivered the funeral oration at the grave.

Mrs. Minnie Callaway McChesney Funeral Notice Died at her home, 1712 North Thirty-sixth street, East St. Louis, Ill., on Sunday, August 28, 1927, at 815 o'clock p.m. Wife of F. G. McChesney, aged 69 years, 10 months and 3 days. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Presbyterian church in Greenfield, Ill., Tuesday, August 30, 1927, at 1030 o'clock a. m., Rev J. B. Thornton, of St Louis, officiating. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery under auspices of Order of Eastern Star, No. 424.

This information graciously submitted to the Trimble County Genealogy page by Betty Silvey from Baton Rouge, LA. Betty sent us updated information (included here) July 2009

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