This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.
The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.
Martin L. Callin was born August 22, 1852, at Olivesburg, Richland county, Ohio. He was the son of Jefferson and Susan (Eggner) Callin. He was married on March 11, 1876, to Elizabeth Rearick of Rome, Richland county, Ohio, and they have been blessed with four children, one daughter and three sons as follows: Pearl, Benjamin, William and Gahston.
For one year after their marriage he farmed for John Crabbs, now the well known horse dealer of Mansfield. Then they removed to Olivesburg living there one year. From there they removed to Rome where for one year Mr. Callin engaged in the mercantile business in partnership with his brother-in-law Joseph Rearick. He then returned to Olivesburg and was a merchant in that place for three years.
In March 1884, the Callin family located in Tiro and for two years the deceased was a partner of Willis Brown, during which period he served as postmaster for several months. In the spring of 1888 in connection with his brother-in-law Joseph Rearick they bought Mr. Raudebaugh’s stock of goods and since then they have been in business. Mrs. Callin has also been buying stock in partnership with Aus Fox.
The body of Mr. Callin was taken to Olivesburg on Friday and the funeral held there in the afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Barron, assisted by Rev. James Huston.
M. L. Callin was a young man of pleasant manners affable and polite in his intercourse with his fellow citizens. By his genial disposition he made friends whereever he went and many hearts are made sad by his untimely death. His afflicted widow and fatherless children have the sympathy of the community in this the hour of their bereavement.
Card of Thanks
I desire to return my sincere thanks to the many friends who have rendered assistance since my recent affliction.–MRS. ELIZABETH CALLIN.