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Prof William Lawrence Calhoun
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Birth: Jul., 1863
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1937

h/o Mary Patterson.

Birth: in Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania 1st of four known children of the ten born, 1900 census has birth 1864(?).

~ ~ For an in depth reading of Professor William Lawrence's seventy-four plus years of life, read starting page 965 Volume two, History of Jasper county, Missouri and its People, by Joel Thomas Livingston. It takes you to his ancestor's who migrated around 1770 from Ireland to United States before our Revolutionary War. His parents having ten children, only four to adulthood, his education at Glade Run Academy, which his g,g,grandfather help start, finishing at Washington College in 1888 when he came to Carthage, Missouri to teach at the Carthage Collegiate Institute organized by Dr William Sims Knight and built by George B Wood. After which he organized Calhoun School of Music with service in both Carthage & Joplin, spending the balance of his life, except for time in Europe, in the area. Its a most interesting read!

Census: 1880, age 19 Le Claire, Scott county, Iowa with parents & three younger siblings born Pittsburg, Pennsylvania except John K, youngest, born Illinois.

Census(Iowa): 1885, age 22 Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa with widowed mother & two younger siblings.

One of his more successful Carthage students from the turn of the century was young Paul Wells before he entered Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland around 1905, then to Europe and taught in Toronto, Canada.

Census: 1900, age 37 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with widowed mother & a cousin in household at 506 south Main street, a musical professor.

Census: 1920, age 52 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife at 800 Main street, both piano teachers.

From Mornin' Mail, which is known for incorrect dates:

~ 1898:
Prof. Calhoun At Home

Arrives from Germany After an Absense(sic) of Ten Months

Prof. W.L. Calhoun, whose interesting letters have appeared frequently in the Press, arrived this morning from his ten month stay in Germany. He is looking hale and natural, and his studies have evidently agreed with him. He will resume teaching at once.

Prof. Calhoun left Bremen on May 24 and sailed for New York via South Hampton on board the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, which made a new record for itslef and for the trip across. The time was a little over six days from Bremen, and an average speed of over 22 knots was maintained. He stopped in New York a few days to visit Herbert Kellogg and ran up the Hudson river to see T.J. Clelland, formerly a teacher in the Carthage Collegiate Institute .

~ 1900
An Evening Picnic at Lakeside

A picnic party went out to Lakeside late yesterday afternoon and enjoyed an evening lunch supplied from well-filled baskets. Boating and other amusements were much enjoyed. The return to town was made about 10 o'clock. Those in attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Calhoon and their three nieces, the Misses Calhoun, and Miss Mollie Moore, of Pittsburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. McElroy and daughters, Elsie and Julia, and son, Walter F.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Miller, Prof. W. L. Calhoun, John Harris, and Rev Mr. Earl, of Webb City.

~ 1902

A Suggestion Made as to the Make Up of the Library Directories

The success of our library will depend in a large degree upon the board of managers soon to be chosen by the city council. Care should be taken to select men whose known business qualifications, public spirit and interest in the enterprise would give assurance that the public good would be the criterion of management. Hence, I suggest the following named gentlemen for first board of managers:

Mayor Jerome Chaffee*, Thos. B. Tuttle, Chas. O. Harrington, Jos. L. Moore, Thos. Hackney, Will R. Logan, Prof. W. L. Calhoun, Robt. T. Stickney, Ben F. Thamas(sic).

* Dr Jerome B Chaffee, s/o F W Chaffee &
Margaret C Kellogg.

~ 1904

The Carnegie library board at its meeting last night eleced Miss Elizabeth B. Wale, of Oconto, Wis., as librarian at a salary of $75 a month. She is especially educated for such work and has had much experience in charge of libraries at Quincy, Ill., Oconto, where she now is and at other places.The board hope for her to get here now as soon as possible to assist them in the proper management of the interior of the library and to decide on what books shall be installed.

The old officers were all re-elected for another year as follows: Col. W. K. Caffee, president; Prof. W. L. Calhoun, vice president; Maj. A. F. Lewis, secretary and treasurer.

Secretary Lewis' report showed that there had been received of the Carnegie $25,000 fund so far $10,700 of which $1,139 is still on hand. The balance, $14,300, will soon have to be sent for and paid out.

~ 1905
A Birthday Dinner

Prof. W.L. Calhoun celebrated his birthday yesterday evening by a dinner at the House of Lords in Joplin. It was an elaborate spread served in 6 courses with all the usual accompaniments.

~ 1911:
Choral Union Elects Officers

The Choral Union held its annual election of officers last evening preceding its regular weekly rehearsal. Those elected were: Prof. W.L. Calhoun, director; W.J. Sewall, president; Miss Jessie Coddy, vice president; Walter McElroy, secretary; W.A. Johnson, treasurer. The Union has done a successful year's work and continues with the unabated interest of all members.

Death: location currently unknown, thought (?) to be Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, NO Missouri Death Certificate found.

Father: John A Calhoun b: 1834 Armstrong county, Pennsylvania.
Mother: Elizabeth J Walker b: about 1835 Illinois.
Brother: James Henry Calhoun

Marriage: Mary Patterson b: about 1866 Pennsylvania.
Married: JAN 1911 Neosho, Newton county, Missouri.

No known issues.

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess
Family links: 
John Alexander Calhoun (1834 - 1880)
  Elizabeth J Walker Calhoun (1836 - 1901)
  Prof William Lawrence Calhoun (1863 - 1937)
  James Henry Calhoun (1865 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 18 Lot 6 Space 3
Created by: I Remember When
Record added: Aug 18, 2010
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Prof William Lawrence Calhoun
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Prof William Lawrence Calhoun
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