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Freda Viola Langston Callier Simpson


Freda Viola Langston was born in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, December 29, 1895.  She attended Centenary College Conservatory in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, where she majored in English and Music.  For a time Freda taught English and related subjects at a business school in Dallas.  She enjoyed taking courses in English and Rhetoric, and doing some traveling.


Freda was married to Thomas Edward Callier of Crockett, and they had one son, Thomas Paige Callier.  This marriage ended in divorce, and in 1935 Freda married James Lauderdale Simpson of Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York.  "Jim" was with the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City.  He died November 6, 1942, and is buried in New York.  Freda then made her home in Dallas, TX.


Freda's son, Thomas Paige Callier, received his degree from Texas A&M College.  He married Margaret Jane Smith of Dallas and they made their home in Oklahoma City, OK, where he was associated with the DuPont Company for many years before retiring.  He and his wife have three children.  Their son, Thomas Paige Callier, Jr. lived in Oklahoma City and their daughters Nancy C. Belcher and Judith C. von Collenberg (who has a daughter, Pamela) lived in Ft. Worth, TX.



By: Mrs. S.W. Sorensen

"History of Houston County Texas 1687-1979"