Andrew English McCall

Andrew English McCall

Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
Death 25 Nov 1890 (aged 45)
Columbia County, Washington, USA
Burial Turner, Columbia County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 9114435 · View Source
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Father: Joseph S. MCCALL b: 5 Aug 1809 in Washington County, Tennesee

Mother: Malinda A CRADDICK b: 23 Jan 1816 in Washington County, Tennesee
MURDER OF Andrew English McCALL -- Sigmond Marquis had rented land from Andrew English McCall. In a dispute over a straw crop division. Sigmond rode into Dayton and called Andrew English McCall out on the front porch of his house. Sigmond pulled his gun and fired five shots, four of them hitting Andrew English McCall. Sigmond then turned the gun on himself but it was empty so he drew out his pocket knife and stabbed himself five times in the chest. He died 24 November 1890, the day of the shooting. Andrew English McCall died the next day.
HON. A. E. McCALL, deceased, was a prominent and able citizen of Columbia county, Washington. He was born in Hawkins county, Tennessee, March 4, 1845, his parents being Joseph and Melinda (Craddock) McCall. When he was only five years of age his parents removed to Hancock county, Illinois, and there he was reared to manhood and adopted the profession of teaching. He was married there, April 8, 1869, and after his marriage resided on the old home farm, a little over a year, teaching one term of school during the winter.

In 1870, on account of ill-health, Mr. McCall came West. He and his wife remained in the Grande Ronde valley, Oregon, three years, he being engaged in farming principally during this time, and also teaching one term of school. In the meantime he visited Willowa valley several times with the intention of locating there, but was induced to give up the idea. In 1873 he left Oregon for Washington, arriving in Walla Walla valley on the 26th of July, and locating on 160 acres of railroad land. During the year he bought, also, 155 acres of deeded land. He raised grain and stock, and for a number of years taught school during the winter. He served two terms as Justice of the Peace. In 1880 he was appointed and served as United States Census Enumerator. In 1882 he was nominated for Joint Representative of Whitman and Columbia counties, but failed of election. In 1884, however, he was elected to represent Columbia county in the Territorial Legislature, and served in the ensuing session with credit. He was a Democrat politically, and was a staunch champion of the principles of the party. He was recognized as a man of character and ability, and his opinion on public matters always carried weight. Mr. McCall's death occurred November 25, 1891.

Mrs. McCall was formerly Miss Rebecca Evelyn Craddock. She was born in Hawkins county, Tennessee, daughter of James and Elizabeth Craddock. When a mere child she accompanied her parents to the vicinity of Agency, Wapello county, Iowa, where she was reared. Her mother died in Tennessee, her father in Iowa. The children of Mr. and Mrs. McCall are six in number, and are as follows: Walter, Alice, Hattie, Charles, Fred and Zana.
"Covello, A Pioneer Remembers"
By Ward Rinehart 1975

There were three McCall homesteaders. A. E. was the last to get a patent but he had taught school one term in Illinois and three years in Oregon on his way west. James and Elijah proved up in 84. A.E. was an outstanding citizen. He was a leader in the drive for getting a railroad extension and for statehood. He was appointed joint representative for Columbia and Whitman counties on the territorial council and was elected to the first state legislature to represent Columbia County. He was always ready to help a neighbor in need and cosigned many notes and surety bonds. The McCalls had six children, Walter, Mary, Hattie, Charles, Fred and Zana. A.E. retired, rented the farm to Sigmund Marquis and moved the family to Dayton where tragedy struck in November of 1890. Marquis had given up his lease on the McCall land after renting the Thronson farm but presumably was entitled to half the straw from the last crop. The new McCall renter denied him this privelege. He rode into Dayton, tied his horse to the McCall yard fence and called A.E. out on the porch where an argument ensued. When McCall said no, Marquis pulled his gun and fired five shots, four of them hitting his target. He then turned the gun on himself but it was empty so he drew out his pocket knife and stabbed himself five times in the breast. He died that day and A.E. the next.

The family moved to Spokane soon after. Zana married a civil engineer named Joe Stimmer. Their daughter Dorothy, married Sid Mays of Dayton so she came back and still lives just west of the Lewis and Clark State Park. James and Elizah homesteaded west of A.E. Joe had bought land which joined A.E. on the south. Joe married Grace Porter (sister of Fred). They acquired a good sized spread at Fairfield and moved there but Joe died soon after the move. Grace returned to the Covello home and later sold it to the Neaces.
Marriage: Rebecca Evelyn CRADDICK (b: 25 Sep 1845 in Illinois) on 8 Apr 1869


1. Henry Walter MCCALL b: 2 Mar 1870 in , Hancock, Illinois

2. Mary Alice MCCALL b: 3 Sep 1871 in Grand Ronde, Oregon

3. William Austin MCCALL b: 21 Nov 1873 in Grand Ronde, Oregon

4. Hattie May MCCALL b: 20 Apr 1876 in Walla Walla Valley, Washington

5. Charles Luther MCCALL b: 8 Aug 1879 in Walla Walla Valley, Washington

6. Frederick Arthur MCCALL b: 6 Sep 1882 in Dayton, Columbia, Washington

7. Zana Agnes MCCALL b: 27 Oct 1885 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington

1880 US Federal Census

Name: E. Andrew McCall
Home in 1880: Columbia Co., Washington
Age: 35
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: E. Rebecca
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: TN
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
E. Andrew McCall 35
E. Rebecca McCall 34
W. Henry McCall 10
A. Mary McCall 8
M. Hattie McCall 3
L. Charles McCall 10 mo
S. Joseph McCall 24 -Cousin

Bio by: Arthur Allen Moore III

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  • Created by: June Adams
  • Added: 17 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9114435
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew English McCall (4 Mar 1845–25 Nov 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9114435, citing Turner Cemetery, Turner, Columbia County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by June Adams (contributor 46625773) .