|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1843|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1929|
James McCall was born on September 22, 1843 in Butler, Pennsylvania. He was one of two children born to James McCall and Barbara Thompson.
Sometime prior to 1850 his family moved to Washington County, Ohio, settling in the New Matamoras area. It was there that James and his brother was raised by their grandparents, Benjamin and Sarah (Potts) Thompson.
He served during the Civil War. He enlisted on June 24, 1861 and was discharged in October of 1865. He served with Company K, 62nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and attained the rank of Corporal.
He married Ellen Beegle, daughter of David and Penina (Smith) Beegle, on August 25, 1867 in Washington County, Ohio.
Together they had 11 children: Ida May (1870-1931), Benjamin (1871-1952), Mary (1875-1945), Virginia (1877-1952), Lola (1880-1949), Sarah (1880-), Eloisa (1882-), William Herbert (1883-1966), Nellie (1886-1968), Jeanette Dessie (1889-1970) and Jemima Bessie (1889-1982).
He was a lifelong farmer and retired from that profession. He was a member of Buell Post, G.A.R. and of the Washington County Veterans' Association. For many years he was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fairview, near New Matamoras.
He died on September 26, 1929 at 6PM at his home in New Matamoras. His cause of death was "Cystitis".
At the time, he was survived by two sons and seven daughters: Benjamin McCall of Chester, W. Va.; William McCall, of East Liverpool; Mrs. E. E. Holland, of Clarksburg, W. Va.; Mrs. John Hackathorn, of Marietta; Mrs. Richard Haught, Mrs. Jack Haught, Mrs. A. T. Holdren and Mrs. Everett Holdren of New Matamoras and Miss Mollie McCall, who lived with him.; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ellen Beegle McCall (1845 - 1920)
Ida May McCall Haught (1870 - 1931)*
Molly McCall (1875 - 1945)*
Lola McCall Hackathorn (1880 - 1949)*
Parr Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Ian Hamilton
Originally Created by: Chris Painter
Record added: Jul 01, 2005
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