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Biographical Sketch of William G. Callison

Was born in Daviess county, Missouri, August 8, 1846, and is the son of Franklin Callison, whose biography appears elsewhere. Our subject was educated chiefly in his native county, finishing his scholastic training with a two years’ course at the excellent academy at Gallatin. After leaving school he engaged, with his father, in merchandising at Jamesport until 1878, when he was admitted to the bar and began the practice of the legal profession in the courts of this and adjoining counties. This business he has since con-tinned with good success. In addition to his professional business Mr. Callison gives personal attention to his large stock-farm, comprising some 1,500 acres of land, sufficient to accommodate more than a thousand head of live stock. He has six hundred. head of fine cattle at the present time, September, 1881, on his excellent pastures. He is a large shipper of both cattle and hogs to eastern markets and by his sound judgment and good management makes this branch of his business very profitable. He is an active, public spirited man and has done much for the improvement and advancement of Jamesport. He is, perhaps, the largest owner of valuable real estate in the city. Mr. Callison was married, in Jamesport, January 2, 1873, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Robert C. Williams. She was born in this county, March. 28, 1852. They have two children : Grace. and Robert E. The subject of this sketch is a thorough, hardworking Democrat, whose efforts have done much to keep that party in power in this county. He is at present attorney of the city of Jamesport...

Biographical Sketch of Franklin Callison

Son of James Callison, a native of Tennessee, was born in Pocahontas, county, Virginia, January 27, 1819. He was reared and educated in his native State and remained with his father on the farm until twenty-four years of age. Mr. Callison moved to Daviess county, in the spring of 1845, and has lived here ever since, engaged, in merchandising and farming. He is one of the most extensive real estate owners in the county. He also deals largely in live-stock. Mr. Callison was married in Huntersville, Virginia, September 6, 1843, to Miss Caroline, daughter of William and Isabella Gibson, natives of Rockbridge county, Virginia. They became the parents of four children, Susan-J., William G., H. C. and Isabella. Mr. Callison is a Democrat and has held various political offices, at present being-mayor of the city of Jamesport and justice of the peace. His estimable lady died April 6, 1879, deeply and sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives by whom she was tenderly loved and greatly respected. Franklin Callison is one of the oldest and best citizens of Daviess...

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