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John T. "Cal" Callahan

Male 1897 - 1968  (71 years)

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  • Name John T. "Cal" Callahan  [1, 2
    Nickname Cal 
    Born 18 Feb 1897  Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1968  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The Duncan Banner
      Nov. 11, 1968
      John Callahan, Retired Goodrich Executive, Dies: Rites Tuesday
      John T. Callahan, 1327 Normandy Drive, died in a local hospital Sunday night following a long illness. Callahan, widely known in tire and automotive circles throughout the country, had made his home in Duncan since early 1962. He was a vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co. in charge of sales equipment with headquarters in Akron, Ohio, until his retirement in 1962. During his years with Goodrich he had lived in Akron, Chicago, Detriot, Dallas and New Orleans.
      Callahan was born Feb. 18, 1897 at Fort Smith, Ark. Prior to joining the Goodrich company in 1928 he had engaged in oil production and drilling business in eastern Oklahoma.
      His work as a special military projects manager for the Goodrich company brought him in contact with military and defense specialists throughout the country.
      During World War I Callahan served oversears in the aviation section of the U.S Army Signal Corps. He was a private pilot and an aviation enthusiast and was a member of Quiet Birdmen, an organization composed of aviators throughout the Free World.
      After coming to Duncan, Callahan became active in numerous civic activities. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Duncan Rotary Club. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the local Elks Lodge.
      Callahan is survived by his wife, the former Thelma Gentry of Duncan; a daughter Mrs. James Bouyear, and three grandchildren, Eureka Spring, Ark.; and a sister Mrs. M. O. Simmons, Fort Smith.
      Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Don Granthan Chapel under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Gibbens, minister of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the services.
      Bearers will be Warlick Wilkinson, Nolen Fuqua, Carl Jones, Harry Conroy and Harrington Winberly, all of Duncan and Euell Bost, Dallas.
      Honorary bearers are J.E. Jackson, Ray Mason, John Halliburton, Erwin Kaltwasser, Logan Campbell, Clint Roberts, Raymond Cerney, W. S. Richardson, Bill Sheets, Guy O. Henderson, Raymond James, Jim Gunter, Sam Thompson, W. C. Merrill, Earl Russell, Dr. E. C. Lindley, Grover Kilgore, L. L. Humphreys, A. K. Willsie, Dr. E. H. Lindley, Herb Gallaway, L.K. Siegrist, all of Duncan and Phil Tabor, Tulsa.

      Social Security Death Index
      Name: John Callahan
      SSN: 434-01-5173
      Last Residence: 73533 Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States of America
      Born: 18 Feb 1897
      Died: Nov 1968
      State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

      (Courtesty Lyn Cordell)
    Person ID I5790  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Mary Thelma Gentry,   b. 13 Jan 1912, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1996, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1934 
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F3004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1897 - Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1968 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S124] Harvey, Kenneth C--Family Member; Gedcom, Printed Descendants Reports of Payne and Gentry Families, Correspondence.

    2. [S333] - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], ( Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).