John Metcalf

Brief Life History of John

When John Metcalf was born on 23 February 1892, in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States, his father, Isaiah Metcalfe, was 32 and his mother, China Nolan, was 16. He married Kate Lee Davis on 28 February 1916, in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Paint Lick, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 4 Paint Lick, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 26 September 1986, in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Old Paint Lick Cemetery, Paint Lick, Garrard, Kentucky, United States.

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John Metcalf
Kate Lee Davis
Marriage: 28 February 1916
Georgetta Metcalf
Quentin Earcel Metcalf
Mary Elizabeth Metcalf
Thelma Metcalf
Canaan Metcalf
Walter Kelly Metcalf

Sources (20)

  • John L B Mecalf in household of Isaak Mecalf, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Metcalf, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Metcalf, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1900 · Governor Shot

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): apparently a nickname from Middle English mete ‘meat, food’ + calf ‘calf’, i.e. ‘calf to be fattened up for eating’.

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

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