|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1844|
|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1904|
Everett Daily Herald
Captain F. J. Call died at 8 o'clock last evening in his rooms at the Hotel Colby, finally forced to give up a long struggle with Bright's disease. For the past month or more he had been confined to his rooms by the effects of the disease, and during that time had been gradually sinking. He displayed great vitality and lived much longer than the most sanguine of his friends had hoped for. Since Wednesday he was unconscious, and had lived since a short time before that without nourishment being unable to swallow. Under such circumstance he gradually slipped away, suffering no
pain during the last few days. The funeral services take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Hotel Colby under the auspices of the G.A.R. John Buford post and the Ladies of the G.A.R. will attend in a body, Company K will also attend. Unless other directions are received from Mrs. Call, who is now in Bismark N.D. having returned there from Everett a short time ago, the body will be buried in Everett.
Captain Call was born in Eden, Erie County, NY on the 15th day of February, 1844, and later moved to Ohio with his parents, where he received a common school education.
At the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted at Elyria, Ohio, in Company K, Twenty third regiment Ohio Volunteer Miltia, and mustered into the service of the United States at Camp Chase the 11th day of June 1861, and served about one year when he was discharged on account of sickness and disability incurred in the army. For nearly two years he was not in the service as a soldier, but was in different capacities connect with the hospitals as nurse and steward. He again enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty Ohio Volunteer Militia, and in Company K in the month of April or May, 1864,and was discharged from the same the latter part of August, 1864. He was again enrolled and commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Fifth United States colored troops, on the fifth day of September, 1864, and promoted to first Lieutenant, while in front of Richmond on the Varnia road near Chapin's farm. He was
honorable discharged from the service on the sixth day of October, 1865.
After the war he attended college at Oberline, Ohio, and taught school for one or two terms. He later moved to Chicago where he married. After his marriage he moved to Bismarck, North Dakota, where he accumulated a fortune, but reverses came and swept it all away. Fourteen years ago he came West to try to recover some of this world's goods. He had been a resident of Everett for more than twelve years and in that time had endeared himself to the hearts of all who came in contact with him. For a time he was local agent for the Canadian Pacific railroad. He also held a number of
responsible public positions and was well known not only in Everett, but throughout the western part of the state. He did considerable newspaper and magazine writing.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Nellie L. Call, and son Grant R., at Bismarck, N.D, a daughter Katharine, in New York city, and Harry L., at Min.,Mn., a brother, William H. Call, at Peabody, Ks, and a sister, Mrs. Helen M. Everett, in Minn. Mn.
Everett Daily Herald
Captain Call was buried yesterday afternoon with military honors. The funeral procession left the hotel Colby where the services were originally intended to have been held, and marched to the First Presbyterian church, where the funerals sermon was preached by Rev. Thomson. The funeral procession was an unusually long one. It included the GAR, the Ladies of the GAR, and Co.K. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. At the grave Captain Call was given the last rites of a soldier. Three volleys were fired over the grave by Company K, and the bugler sounded "Taps".
Snohomish County Death Record
Frank J. Call died 9-30-1904
Capt. Call is buried at Evergreen Cemetery.
SnoCo: "The Karyn Project"
Civil War Pension, 1861-1934
Name: Frank J. Call; James F. Call (alias)
State Filed: Washington and North Dakota
Widow: Nellie L. Call
Service: K 23 OH Inf; K 150 OH Inf; C, H & K 5 USC Inf
Invalid filed: 1901 WA [App 1320781; Cert 1133137]
Widow filed: 1905 ND [App 824107; Cert 626747]
Created by: C&P * LaPlante Files
Record added: Mar 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13735186