Onslow Excell Callison

1897–1971 (Age 73)
Bowser, San Saba, Texas, United States

The Life of Onslow Excell

When Onslow Excell Callison was born on 1 November 1897, in Bowser, San Saba, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Miles Callison, was 38 and his mother, Frances Emmaline Anderson, was 36. He married Gertrude Frances Marshall on 26 June 1924. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States in 1910 and Lowell, Cochise, Arizona, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 22 September 1971, in Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in McNeal, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Onslow Excell Callison
Gertrude Frances Marshall
Marriage: 26 June 1924
James Charles Callison Sr
Thomas Winslow Callison
John Francis Callison
Anne Elizabeth Callison

Spouse & Children

26 June 1924


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1909 · ""

Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1909: Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States; 1912: Cochise, Arizona, United States

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McAlison, a Gaelic patronymic based on the personal name Alison ( see Allison ).

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Lon Callison and the 1917 Deportation of Miners

My grandfather, Onslow Excell Callison, usually went by the nickname of Lon. He was a witness to the mass deportation of Bisbee miners in 1917. Lon worked for decades for the copper mines in sout …

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Sources (3)

  • Onslow Callison in household of F E Callison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Onslow E Callison in household of Thomas M Callison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Armdow E Callison, "United States Census, 1930"

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