John Anson Call

14 December 1876–31 August 1958 (Age 81)
Sunset, Yavapai, Arizona, United States

The Life Summary of John Anson

When John Anson Call was born on 14 December 1876, in Sunset, Yavapai, Arizona, United States, his father, Israel Call, was 22 and his mother, Medora White, was 21. He married Annie Beatrice Law on 23 December 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sunset, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880 and Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 31 August 1958, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anson Call
Annie Beatrice Law
Marriage: 23 December 1907
Ruth Call
Kenneth J Call
Alten Law Call
Beatrice Call

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1907Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1877 · The First Stake was organized in Bountiful
    Age 1
    Thirty years after the foundation of Bountiful, the first stake was organized by Heber C. Kimball and is still functioning today with eight wards being affiliated with it.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 20
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 22
    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.

    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

    Medora White Call

    My mother, Medora White all, was born 9 April 1855 at Farmington Uah, Davis County. She was the daughter of John Stout White and Ann Eliza Everett White. She was the second daughter of eleven children …

    Sources (47)

    • John A Call in entry for Keneth J Call, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John Anson Call, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John A Call in entry for Alten Law Call and Lucy Reterson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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