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Homer Call
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1834
Madison
Lake County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1908
Willard
Box Elder County
Utah, USA

Twin brother of Omer Call.

Homer Call and Nancy Merrell

Homer Call was born January 9, 1834 at Madison, Lake, Ohio to Cyril and Sally Tiffany Call.

Homer was the younger twin to Omer, his brother. They were inseparable during their entire lives.
Homer's parents, respected citizens of Madison, had fourteen children, he and Omer being the last two. His parents embraced the gospel and followed the Saints, suffering the hardships and persecutions for their religious beliefs.

The family emigrated to Utah in the 5th company of 1849. They left
Kanesville, Iowa July 4 with Ezra T. Benson as their captain, arriving in Salt Lake October 28th. They settled at Bountiful, Davis, Utah. Soon Omer and Homer obtained a homestead at Willard, Box Elder, Utah where the resided the rest of their lives.

Homer married Nancy Merrell July 10, 1856 at Willard where they set up housekeeping.

Nancy was born November 8, 1838 at Des Moines,Polk,Lee Iowa to Charles and Sarah Fenley Merrell.
She and her family crossed the plains when she was eighteen. They came in the same company with Omer's future wife, Sarah Ferrin. Allen Weeks was the captain of their company. They left Kanesville, Iowa in July with 226 saints, arriving in Salt Lake October 12, 1852. Her parents settled in Willard, Box Elder, Utah.

Homer and Nancy had twelve children, all born in Willard. Nancy Henrietta was born December 4, 1857, Homer Charles December 29, 1859, Josiah April 18, 1862, Sarah Elvira August 17, 1864, Alonzo November 17, 1866, Orvis J. June 8, 1868, Amber Jane August 12, 1870, Oel Vesco February 15, 1873, Effie Sabina June 11, 1875, Cyril Sylvester July 31, 1877 and twins, Fanny
Armetta and Sophia Orletta, November 30, 1880.

Five children died young. Four month old Sarah Elvira passed away December 22, 1864. She was buried in the Pioneer cemetery at Willard. She was later "transplanted" to the new cemetery on March 22,1907. Five year old Oel Vosco died July 11, 1879. The twins both died when four month old; Sophia Orletta April 7, 1881 and Fanny Armetta April 4, 188l. Cyril
Sylvester passed away December 28, 1882 or December 29, 1881? These four were buried in Willard's new cemetery. The other seven grew to maturity and all married.

Homer and his twin brother, Omer, had a partnership with all their property until they were sixty years of age. When they divided their property, they did not have a word of disagreement. They built the first grist mill in Box Elder county. They also bought one of the first threshing machines.
Homer was a rancher and farmer all his life.

Nancy Merrell Call passed away September 8, 1883 of cancer. Homer was afllicted with asthma all his life and died at Willard July 12, 1908. They are both interred in the new cemetery at Willard.

Sources: 1. Short Sketch of the Life of Homer Call

4. Family group sheet of Homer Call and Nancy Merrell

5.Compilation by Merlene T. Braegger, Historian of
DUP Willow Creek Camp 1996 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Cyril Call (1785 - 1873)
  Sarah Tiffany Call (1790 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Merrell Call (1838 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Nancy Henrietta Call Parish (1857 - 1919)*
  Homer Charles Call (1859 - 1927)*
  Josiah Call (1862 - 1943)*
  Sarah Elvira Call (1864 - 1864)*
  Sarah Elvira Call (1864 - 1864)*
  Effie C. (Sabina) Call Pettingill (1865 - 1938)*
  Alonzo Call (1866 - 1938)*
  Orvis J Call (1868 - 1943)*
  Amber Jane Call Grover (1870 - 1945)*
  Oel Vasco Call (1873 - 1879)*
  Cyril Sylvester Call (1877 - 1882)*
  Fanny Armetta (twin) Call (1880 - 1881)*
  Sophia Arletta (twin) Call (1880 - 1881)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harvey Call (1808 - 1849)*
  Anson Call (1810 - 1890)*
  Salmon Call (1812 - 1813)*
  Samantha Call Willey (1814 - 1905)*
  Fanny Call Loveland (1816 - 1898)*
  Lucina Call Sessions (1819 - 1904)*
  Josiah Howe Call (1821 - 1858)*
  Mary Call Sessions (1824 - 1865)*
  Sonora Rosaline Call Dustin (1826 - 1906)*
  Sarah Call Hanchett (1828 - 1886)*
  Melissa Cynthia Call Brownell (1830 - 1888)*
  Omer Call (1834 - 1909)*
  Homer Call (1834 - 1908)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Willard Precinct Cemetery
Willard
Box Elder County
Utah, USA
Plot: Ward 7 Block 4 Lot 2 Grave 4
 
Maintained by: Lisa Olorenshaw
Originally Created by: history4sure
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33179314
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- Kelly Howell
 Added: Oct. 13, 2012

- history4sure
 Added: May. 20, 2009
 
 
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