Winfield S. Call


WINFIELD S. CALL, one of the best known citizens of Knox Township, of which he is a trustee, resides on his well improved farm of 142 acres. He was born in Ross Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, November 13, 1852 and is a son of David and Ellen (Long) Call.

David Call was born also in Jefferson County, to which his father, also named David, had been brought when twelve years of age by one of the pioneers of Ross Township, named Saltsman. Grandfather David Call grew to manhood there and became a soldier in the War of 1812. He married in Ross Township and both he and wife attained advanced age, his death occurring when in his ninety-third year and her decease being in her eighty-eighth year. Of their children David Ross remained in Ross Township where he became a well known and respected citizen and sunstantial farmer. His death occurred in 1894. He married Ellen Long, who survives, being now in her seventy-eighth year. Her home is at Hammondsville, Ohio. To David and Ellen Call a family of twelve children was born and that all are living proclaim the vigor of the parent stock. They form some of the best citizenship of their native state. Goerge W. and John S. both reside in Steubenville. Winfielld S., the second born, resides in Knox Township. Carrie is the wife of Lewis Bickerstaff and they live at Steubenville. Millard F. lives near Richmond, Ohio. Emma is the wife of James Lawrence, of Hammondsville. Annie is the wife of Thomas Quillin, of Brilliant, and Ella is the wife of William Bartrum, of Wellsville, Ohio. David R. is a resident of Steubenville. Hattie B. is the wife of Charles F. Russell, of Wellsville. Daniel W. lives at Irondale and Katie F. is the wife of E. H. Stewart, of Hammondsville.

Winfield S. Call was twelve years old when his parents moved into Cross Creek Township. He remained at home until his marriage, when he came to Knox Township where he has been settled ever since. He owns one of the best farms in this section and devotes it to general crop growing and the raising of some good stock.

On September 9, 1880, Mr. Call was married to Miss Annie Runyon, who was born in Knox Township and is a daughter of the late Lewis Runyon, formerly of this township. Mr. and Mrs. Call have had five children: David E. and J. Stewart, both residing in Knox Township; Lulu C., wife of Harry Warren, of Knox Township; Bessie L., living at home; and Edward, who is deceased. Mr. Call and family are members of the Island Creek Presbuterian Church, in which he is an elder. In Politics he is a Republican and on that ticket he was elected township trustee, an office in which he is serving with extreme usefulness.

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