|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1861|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1951|
With his brother, Charles Stringer Calhoun, he invented a cast iron stove. Pat. No. 157277. A piece of it is in my possession, his great-granddaughter.
Glenwood Services for B.S. Calhoun
Special to The Atlanta Journal (1951)
VIDALIA, Ga., April 4--Benjamin Stuart Calhoun, 89, retired banker, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gaston Williamson, in Oak Park Sunday.
Funeral services were held in Glenwood Baptist Church Tuesday, with the Rev. James D. Rabun, Baptist minister of Lyons, and the Rev. J.E. Hall of Glenwood officiating.
The Masonic lodge of Glenwood served as an honorary escort. He had been a member of the Masonic order since 1884.
Mr. Calhoun was one of the first trustees of Brewton-Parker Junior College and was organizer and president of the Farmers Bank in Glenwood in 1906. He was a member of the Baptist church.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gaston Williamson of Oak Park; a son, Dr. B.J. Calhoun of Baxley; 11 grandchildren, G.B. Williamson, Mrs. Kermit Phillips, Edward Williamson and Aubrey Williamson, all of Oak Park; Carolyn Williamson, Savannah; Bennie S. Williamson, U.S. Navy, Beaufort, S.C.; Bobbie J. Williamson, U.S. Army, Korea; Patsy Williamson, Oak Park; Mrs. John Roose, St. Simons Island; Mrs. D.Q. Harris, McRae; Mrs. Carl Felton, Orangeburg, S.C.; and 11 great-grandchildren.
(A letter from the college)
Benjamin Stewart Calhoun was born December 20, 1861 in Tarrytown, Montgomery County, and died April 1, 1951 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was married to Mary Susan Frances Kent. He was first named to the Union Baptist Institute (renamed Brewton-Parker Institute in 1912) Board of Trustees in September 1908 and remained on the board until 1920. In 1910 he was named to a special Finance Committee to collect the delinquent pledges from the people of Montgomery County (the original $15,000 that was promised to start the school). He continued to serve on the Finance Committee until 1912, and in addition, served on the Improvement Committee and the Prudential Committee.
In 1912 this Prudential Committee voted to relieve President William Anderson Mulloy of his duties due to illness, and reinstated Dr. Brewton as president. This same Prudential Committee held a called meeting on December 17, 1912 to name a new president for the 1913-14 term, Ray Ernest Robertson. In 1913 and 1914, B. S. Calhoun remained on the Prudential Committee and in addition, served on the Auditing Committee to audit the president's financial records. In 1914, the Prudential Committee decided that since the school was experiencing financial problems, they would ask the teachers to take a 20% pay cut and to take cotton at 10 cents per pound as partial payment.
In 1916, Calhoun was on the Prudential Committee that accepted President Robertson's resignation and named Dr. Brewton president once again. He remained on this committee through 1917. In 1918, Calhoun was on the Improvement Committee that formulated a plan to repair damage inflicted on the boys' dormitory during Brown Bunyan Smith's administration (World War I). He continued on this committee until leaving the board in 1920.
Mr. Calhoun's portrait hangs in the Fountain-New Library on the Brewton-Parker College campus. We greatly appreciate his efforts in the establishment of this institution.
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Samuel Hargroves Calhoun (1824 - 1899)
Lucinda Hamilton Calhoun (1826 - 1899)
Mary Susan Frances Kent Calhoun (1872 - 1900)
Adolphus Calhoun (1894 - 1894)*
Onie Calhoun Williamson (1895 - 1984)*
Benjamin Jurell Calhoun (1898 - 1981)*
Mary Calhoun (1900 - 1900)*
Mary Ann Calhoun Phillips (1848 - 1920)*
Martha Ann Calhoun (1851 - 1926)*
James Josiah Calhoun (1852 - 1945)*
Samuel Hargroves Calhoun (1854 - 1898)*
Charles Stringer Calhoun (1856 - 1932)*
Clarissa A. Calhoun Williamson (1858 - 1950)*
Lucinda Mamie Calhoun Adams (1859 - 1919)*
Benjamin Stuart Calhoun (1861 - 1951)
Elizabeth Calhoun Dickens (1864 - 1949)*
Vianna V. Calhoun Cooper (1866 - 1944)*
Viola Lydia Beatty (1868 - 1936)*
Glenwood City Cemetery
Plot: Section A
Maintained by: Olivia Williamson Braddy
Originally Created by: Mary T.~AKA ~poe~
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
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