Benjamin Edward Call

Brief Life History of Benjamin Edward

When Benjamin Edward Call was born on 26 December 1914, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Benjamin Carlos Call, was 37 and his mother, Hannah Louise Bywater, was 30. He married Merle Castleton on 11 June 1941, in Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He lived in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 2002 and Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1943. He died in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (51)

Do you know Benjamin Edward? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Benjamin Edward Call
1914–2015
Merle Castleton
1921–2020
Marriage: 11 June 1941

Sources (38)

  • Benjamin Call in household of Benjamin Carlos Call, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Benjamin Edward Call, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Benjamin Edward Call, "Utah Marriages, 1887-1935"

Spouse and Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1928 · Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a 74,000 acre refuge of open water and wetlands which hosts millions of migratory birds each year. The refuge was opened in 1928 on the Bear River Delta which flows into the Great Salt Lake.

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Little Liza Jane

Every time great Grandpa Call would see me, he would hold my hands and sing, "Little Liza Jane". I was young and thought he was funny, but very sweet.

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.