Joseph Holbrook Call (1853 - 1935)

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Birthplace: Bountiful, Davis, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
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About Joseph Holbrook Call

From Lincoln County, Wyoming Biographies: http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/lincoln/bios1.htm

Joseph H. Call, the leading furniture dealer at Afton and of a large surrounding country, is a native of Bountiful, Utah, where his life began on February 23, 1853. His parents were Anson Vasco and Charlotte (Holbrook) Call, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of New York. The father crossed the plains to Utah with his parents in 1847 or 1848 and when he grew to manhood he taught as one of the early teachers of the first school opened in his native county of Davis, and also cultivated the soil. He died and was buried on the plains in Wyoming territory, on July 4, 1867, while returning from a mission to England. His wife preceded him to the Silent Land, having died at her home in 1866.

Mr. Call was a man of prominence in the church, holding the office of high priest and other positions of trust and responsibility. His father, Anson Call, grandfather of Joseph H., was also a farmer, prominent in public life as well as in church circles. He was a member of the Territorial Legislature of Utah for a number of years and held exalted position in the Mormon church, being on e of Brigham Young’s most trusted advisers and an intimate associate of the prophet Joseph Smith, serving also as the bishop of his ward and as one of the members of the Stake presidency. He had fought in the War of 1812, by his valor in the field well sustaining the family record, which runs back to 1620, when its first American progenitor landed in New England.

Joseph H. Call was the third of the children of his father’s family and got his education in the school of experience, under a hard but effective teacher. He began life’s utilities for himself as a farmer and later learned his trade as a carpenter. He worked at his trade and furnished building material by contract for some years, and in 1888, he settled in Afton, and carried on the business of building and furnishing building material on an extensive scale.

Himself and brother, Anson V. Call, to whom reference is made at length on another page of this work, furnished the material and built nearly all the houses in the town, including the Opera House, of which he is the proprietor and in which is located his furniture establishment. Here he carries a large and well assorted stock of house furnishings of every kind, and keeps it down to date with the best material and most approved designs.

He was married at Salt Lake City on June 16, 1875, to Miss Isabelle Barrow, of Utah, a daughter of Israel and Lucy (Barlow) Barrow. They have had eleven children, of whom eight are living: Lois, married to Maurice Hale of Afton; Lucy, married to Arthur Osmond of Afton,; and Jolette, Roland, Irene, Truman, Leone, Elenora and Gladys, still living at the parental home.

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Joseph Call's Timeline

1853
February 23, 1853
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, USA
1883
March 11, 1883
Age 30
Chesterfield,Bingham,ID
1935
January 15, 1935
Age 81
Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
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