Daniel Porter Callister

28 December 1860–10 December 1942 (Age 81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Porter

When Daniel Porter Callister was born on 28 December 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Callister, was 39 and his mother, Helen Marr Clark, was 31. He married Melissa Elvira Davis on 17 September 1890, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1944. He died on 10 December 1942, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Porter Callister
Melissa Elvira Davis
Marriage: 17 September 1890
Helen Melissa Callister
Donald Davis Callister
Willard Clark Callister
Melvin Porter Callister
George Albert Callister
Alfred B Callister
Alice Callister
Edna Mae Callister
Noel Thomas Callister
Leanora Callister

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1890Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 3
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 22
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Manx: shortened form of Manx Mac Alister ‘son of Alexander’. See McAllister .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Callister Children

    Daniel Porter and Melissa Davis Callister were of pioneer stock and born in Utah where they married and raised 10 children (Helen, Donald, Willard, Melvin, George, Alfred, Alice, Edna, Noel, and Leano …

    Sources (72)

    • D P Callister in entry for Callister, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Daniel Porter Callister, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Daniel P Collister, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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