Anson Vasco Call II

Brief Life History of Anson Vasco

When Anson Vasco Call II was born on 23 May 1855, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Anson Vasco Call, was 20 and his mother, Charlotte Holbrook, was 21. He married Alice Jeannette Farnham on 17 May 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 October 1944, in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Afton Cemetery, Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Anson Vasco Call II
Margaret Ann Hepworth
Marriage: 12 October 1904
Ann Call
Lucy Margaret Call
Ivan Leon Call
Raoul Call
Marius Anson Call
Cecil Edmund Call
Waldo Call
Rosso Call
Ruth May Call
Reva Charlotte Call

Sources (176)

  • Anson B Call in household of Anson V Call, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anson Vasco Call II - Individual or family possessions: Birth record or certificate
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1865 · Cornerstone is Laid for the Tabernacle

In May 1865, Brigham Young placed the cornerstone for the Tabernacle building. The work was delayed because of the construction the railroad. The walls of the Tabernacle begun in 1876. The building was first used in 1881.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of McCall .

English: from Middle English calle, cale (Old English cawl) ‘container, basket, net’, commonly used of a kind of hair net, close-fitting cap, or headdress worn by women to cover tied-up hair. The name could have been given as a metonymic occupational name to a maker of women's caps or perhaps of baskets or nets.

English: alternatively, perhaps a nickname from Middle English cale (also calle), a side form of calwe ‘bald’ (from Old English calu).

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

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Anson Vasco Call II

Information taken from book: Anson V. Call II, His Ancestors and Descendants, p. 15-22 Anson Vasco Call II was born 23 May, 1855 in Willard, Box Elder County, Utah, to Anson Vasco and Charlotte Holbr …

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