William Frazier Callahan

27 January 1847–2 June 1935 (Age 88)
Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Frazier

When William Frazier Callahan was born on 27 January 1847, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, John Motte Calahan, was 26 and his mother, Julia Ann Hooks, was 25. He married Mary Nicholson on 22 December 1870, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cambridge Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 2 June 1935, in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States.

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William Frazier Callahan
Mary Nicholson
Marriage: 22 December 1870
Corwin T Callihan
Chester Perry Callihan
Harry Clifford Callihan Sr
Myra Belle Callihan
William Edgar Callihan
Mary Alice Callihan
Albert Leroy Callihan
Hazel Estelle Callihan
Nina Margaret Callihan

Spouse and Children

22 December 1870
Guernsey, Ohio, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John Motte Calahan


    Julia Ann Hooks




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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 13

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallacháin ‘descendant of Ceallachán’, a diminutive of the personal name Ceallach , possibly meaning ‘lover of churches’, from ceall ‘church’, or (more likely) ‘bright-headed’, from cen ‘head’ + lach ‘light’. This name was borne by a 10th-century king of Munster, from whom many present-day bearers of the surname claim descent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William F Callahan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William F Callihan in household of Carl R Siegfried, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William F Calihan in household of John Calihan, "United States Census, 1870"

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