CALLAWAY, James 1867-1942
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/29/2010 at 09:18:15
Jim Callaway, Grundy Pioneer, Dies Sunday
Jim Callaway died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence Kinney, at Gifford. He was 75 years, 6 months and 21 days old. He was born on a farm in Melrose township and spent all of his life in the vicinity of Whitten. He was a member of the Whitten baseball team which for a number of years was regarded as one of the best semi-pro teams in Iowa. He did the pitching for the team and there was none better outside of the major leagues. The team was largely made up of members of the Callaway, the Meyers and the Eggleston families. They were all farmers.
Two weeks prior to his passing he had been a patient in the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown, suffering with a serious heart ailment.
He was released from the hospital Sunday morning, Oct. 25, when he came to his daughter's home where he was stricken with a heart attack and passed away at 8:00 p.m.
James A. Callaway was born on a farm in Hardin county April 4, 1867, the son of Jonathan and Amelia Callaway.
He was married Jan. 20, 1904, to Hattie E. Bowers. To this union were born eight children. One infant son, Russell, preceded him in death.
He is survived by seven children: Mrs. Florence Kinney, Mrs. Edna Gunderson, of Gifford; Mrs. Lucille Meyers, Ray and Wayne of Whitten; Irene of Pasadena, Calif.; Pvt. Lyle, now serving with the armed forces in Alaska, and one grandson, David Gunderson of Gifford.
He was one of a family of twelve children, seven of whom preceded him in death. The surviving are: Frank of Grundy Center; Herbert of Union; John of Eldora, and one sister, Emma Wilkins of Mt. Pleasant, and many other relatives and friends.
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