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Socrates Polasky "Crat" Callen
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1854
Carroll County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1945
Fillmore
Johnston County
Oklahoma, USA

Some family history books spell his name, Socrates Polaski Callen. He was also known as "Big Crat" or "Uncle Crat" by many who knew him.

He was the son of a Confederate States Civil War veteran. When he was a young boy he moved with his parents, Hanibal DeKalb and Elizabeth "Leathers" Callen and other members of the family to West Station, Texas, near Waco.


Crat and Mollie "Bennett" Callen came to Wiley, I.T. in 1895 from near West, Texas. He named the place "Bold Springs" after his old home place in McLennan Co., Texas.

After Oklahoma became a state, in 1907, Crat was elected Constable of Milburn, later served as a field man and jailer of Johnston county and in 1910 Crat and Mollie moved to Tishomingo. In 1914, Crat was elected Johnston county's third sheriff.

He was a farmer and rancher in the Milburn area, before and after his years in law enforcement. In 1931 and 1932 he operated a grocery store in Wiley. The rest of his life was spent in semi-retirement.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Hannibal DeKalb Callen (1821 - 1879)
  Elizabeth Leathers Callen (1828 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Walter Bennett Callen (1860 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Minnie Ola Callen (1878 - 1963)*
  Dora Etta Callen Sneed (1880 - 1918)*
  Henry DeKalb Callen (1882 - 1919)*
  Ernest L. Callen (1884 - 1959)*
  Tom K. Callen (1887 - 1982)*
  Jesse J. Callen (1889 - 1940)*
  Ollie B. Callen (1891 - 1951)*
  Coy Crat Callen (1892 - 1978)*
  Effie Callen Ruth (1898 - 1994)*
  Essie Nina Callen Grisham (1900 - 1978)*
  Mary Clarence Callen Cargill (1902 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  F M Callen (1845 - 1929)*
  Hannibal DeKalb Callen (1848 - 1921)*
  Hannibal DeKalb Callen (1848 - 1921)**
  Socrates Polasky Callen (1854 - 1945)
  James Alfred Callen (1856 - 1924)*
  West Columbus Callen (1863 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bold Springs Cemetery
Milburn
Johnston County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: CallenRL
Originally Created by: Stone Seeker
Record added: Jul 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20610517
Socrates Polasky Crat Callen
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