of Greene County, Pennsylvania
CALL, merchant, Waynesburg,
Penn., was born in Oak Forest,
Center Township, and is the son of James of Martha Call. His mother was born in Ohio
and his father in Pennsylvania. They were of German and Irish descent. His father was a farmer and merchant in early
life, and kept a general store at Oak
Call is the oldest in a family of six children.
He was reared on the farm, attended the district schools, and farmed
until he was twenty-one years old. In
1872 he began clerking in a store, and in 1873 went to Fairbury, Ill.,
where he was employed as a salesman until 1875.
He then returned to his native county and was again employed as a clerk
in Waynesburg for a short time, and then engaged in the mercantile business for
himself in the year 1876, and has since been very successful. In 1875 Mr. Call married Martha A., daughter
of John Morris, of Rogersville,
Penn. They have one child—Clyde Morris Call. Mr. Call is a Republican. His wife is a member of the Disciple Church.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2008
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