Omer Call

Male9 January 1834–14 September 1909

Brief Life History of Omer

When Omer Call was born on 9 January 1834, in Madison Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, Cyril Call, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Tiffany, was 43. He married Sarah Maria Ferrin on 26 October 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1888. He registered for military service in 1852. He died on 14 September 1909, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Omer Call
Elenor Jones
Marriage: 30 March 1867
Justin David Call
Mary Lucina Call
Cyrus John Call
Joseph Call
Sarah Eliza Call
Benjamin Carlos Call
Esther Call
William Vosco Call
Margaret Elenor Call
Chauncy Homer Call
Waldermar Alma Call

Sources (107)

  • Omer Call in household of Cyril Call, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Owen Call in entry for George W. Call and Carrie Johnson, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Omer Call in entry for William Vosco Call, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1867Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 5

    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 22

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Oldest Twins in the Church: Omer and Homer Call of Willard Enjoy that Distinction.

    The Cyril Call family, descendants of 13 sons and daughters, is one of the largest in the Mormon church. His ancestry in the United States dates back to 1639. Omer and Homer Call, the two youngest s …

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