Friday, April 11, 2008


Margaret Ellen Calhoun
The East Liverpool Tribune


Aged ad Highly Respected Resident of City Dies After Brief Illness.

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Calhoun, wife of William Lewis Calhoun, passed peacefully away yesterday morning (Jan. 14, 1906) at 10:30 o’clock at her home 171 Seventh street, after a brief illness of kidney trouble and complications incident to old age. Had she survived until May 18, she would have attained her 71st birthday. She retained the full use of all her faculties up until a few minutes before she died. The husband and members of the family were at the bedside when the final summons came.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o’clock from the Calhoun residence, the Rev. Delvon A. Herrick, of Akron, an intimate friend of the deceased and family, officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in Spring Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Calhoun was the daughter of William and Mary Merchant, and was born on a farm where the city of Delaware now stands. Her mother, Mary Merchant, was a first cousin of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. She came to East Liverpool in 1853, and was married December 21 of the following year at Smiths Ferry, Pa., to William Lewis Calhoun, the veteran engineer in the employ of the Knowles, Taylor and Knowles Potteries company. From this union there were born five children, tow of whom survive; William A. architect of this city, and James A. Calhoun, of Canton. Mrs. Rebecca Knowles, wife of the late Isaac Knowles, of this city and Mrs. Isabell Teeple, of Pierce, Stark county, are sisters of the deceased. Three grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Calhoun was a member of the daughters of Rebekah, the ladies’ auxiliary of the Odd Fellows lodge, and also of the Woman’s Relief Corps and the Daughters of Liberty. She was an active worker in the hospital association and served as president of the association during the most trying times of its history. Much disappointment was manifested when she relinquished her duties. She had a kindly disposition and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.

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