Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Andrew M. Callaham.

Andrew M. Callaham. 

Birth: 1840.
Death: 1902.

Occupation Dentist. 

Wife: Caroline "Carrie" Alderman Callaham (1845 - 1923).

Married April  4, 1865.

Children; Arthur J., Nellie I.,Myrtie G. Callaham.,

Burial: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Andrew M. Callaham, Indiana 73rd., Infantry, Co. H., Captured near Rome Georgia, May 3, 1863; Prisons Libby, Macon And Ect.  Released December 13, 1864.

Military Service.

Mr. Callaham Pension file card states he was in the 73rd., Indiana Infantry, Co. H.  However the National Park Service says it was the 33rd Co. H.  Non the lest he wasn't find in either Regiment or Company under Any spellings..

Indiana 29th., Infantry, Co. E.

Andrew M. Callaham "Callahan", Private, Residence Cass, Co., Mustered in September 12, 1861; Discharged April 12, 1863, for disability.

Kansas County Histories, 1883.

ANDREW M. CALLAHAM, dentist, came to Topeka in October, 1866, and has been engaged in the practice of dentistry since that time. For the last three years he has also been engaged in stock-raising, and has a stock farm in the southwest corner of Maple Hill Township, Wabaunsee County. He has been a member of the School Board, since the spring of 1881.

He was born in Cass County, Ind., February 5, 1840, and lived there until August, 1861, when he enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In August, 1862, he assisted in raising Company H, Seventy-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was elected Second Lieutenant of the Company. After serving eight months he was taken prisoner near Rome, Ga., and remained in rebel prisons nineteen months and ten days, being released on parole in December, 1864.

He was married at Lewisburg, O., April 4, 1865, to Carrie A. Alderman, a native of that place. They have three children--Nellie L., Arthur G., and Myrtle Grace, and lost one son in infancy. Dr. Callaham is now Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Kansas, and in 1881 was Grand Commander of Grand Commandery of Knights Templar.

Author.  He was on the The Topeka board of Education and State board of Dentistry.

He was Clark for the District Court for many years.

In 1874 he was Prelate for Topeka Commandery No. 5., Knight Templar.

In 1880, was on the board of the First Presbyterian Church, and a  officer of the Independent Order of Forresters.

In 1902 he was Dictator of Knights of Honor Washington Lodge No.787.

In his Dentistry business he was in partnership with George P. Ashton, for many years,

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