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John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« on: Sunday 21 June 20 23:43 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I am looking for the death of John Joseph Callan born 1890 in Woolwich/Poplar area of Essex, England.  He emigrated to Canada around 1910 and became a Anglican Clergyman settling in Toronto.  He joined the CEF in WW1 and was a Captain by rank and a Chaplain for the Army.

His first wife died in 1925 and he later remarried and resided in Massachusetts. He is on the 1930 US Census , in Wellesley, Norfolk. Also city directories until 1933. I am unable to find any further records and the death records do not appear to mention ages at death.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 June 20 23:59 BST (UK) »
He went back to Toronto. But did he stay there?

Canadian Immigration Service
Report of Admissions and Rejections at the port of Boston
July 31, 1935
travelling on the SS Yarmouth
admitted to Canada

John Joseph Callan, age 45, divorced
resides: Boston, born: Kent, England, Episcopal religion,
had been in Canada 1910 to 1922, at Presque? Drive, Toronto
going to his daughter, Vivian? Isabel? Callan, 153 Bruce? Hill Ave, Toronto
nearest relative in US: son, John Desmond Callan, Blue Hill Farms, Readville, Mass
had been a chaplain during the war, 78th? Brigade ...,  retired from clergy, now au cond

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 I don't know what au cond means.
I've been in Readville :) and Wellesley for that matter :)

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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 June 20 00:02 BST (UK) »
P.S. I looked again at the arrival. It was in the month ending July 31. The date for his information was July 8.


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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 June 20 00:14 BST (UK) »
In case you don't have this:
Left from Liverpool 21 September 1929 on SS Scythia, arrived Boston 30 September 1929

Callan -
John Joseph, 39, clergyman, born in Kent, England, 5 feet 7 inches, fresh complexion, red hair, grey eyes
V Isabel, 12, born in Toronto, 4 feet 6 inches, fresh complexion, fresh hair, blue eyes
R Evelyn 12, born in Toronto, 4 feet 6 inches, fresh complexion, dark hair, blue eyes
Mary 35, housewife, born in Boston
John 4y 2m, born in Boston
Mary, 2, born in Boston
Cristina 9m, born in Boston

no physical descriptions of the others

last permanent address for all: Wellesley, USA
nearest friend or relative in England: c/o Morgan Grenfell & Co., 23 Great Winchester St, London
all headed to their own home "Desmondene" on Cartwright Road, Wellesley
those old enough had been in the US from 1922 to 1929
they plan to stay in the US permanently

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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #4 on: Monday 22 June 20 00:20 BST (UK) »
these records were suggested for Mary. You'd have to see the death record to be sure it was her

Massachusetts Death Index
Mary A Callan, certificate 006123, died Boston on 23 Aug. 1984, born Massachusetts on 4 Dec. 1893


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Social Security Death Index
Name:    Mary Callan
Birth Date:    4 Dec 1893
Issue Year:    1962
Issue State:    Massachusetts
Last Residence:    03874, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
Death Date:    Aug 1984

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"Last Residence" really means: Where was her last Social Security check mailed to?
So she might have been living in Seabrook and went to a hospital in Boston, where she died. Or she might have been living in Boston, but her Social Security check was going to an address in Seabrook, for instance to a child's address, maybe a bank, etc.

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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #5 on: Monday 22 June 20 00:25 BST (UK) »
Is this him? it is for 1957.

Canada Voters lists, Eglinton Electoral District, Toronto, Ontario
at 271 Eglinton Avenue
John J Callan, writer
Mrs Bernadette Callan

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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #6 on: Monday 22 June 20 01:14 BST (UK) »
It looks like Mary & the three youngest children sailed from Cherbourg to NY in 1937 and were living in Readville, Mass. - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95F8-3N9?i=475&cc=1923888&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3A24KJ-JNZ 

They also sailed from Bermuda to NY in 1940:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95V7-9CW8?i=247&cc=1923888&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3A2421-FF4

Mary's birthdate on those is 3 Oct. 1893, so she doesn't seem to be the Mary on the SSDI above.

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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #7 on: Monday 22 June 20 01:23 BST (UK) »
I can't see the full articles, but I see an article in the Boston Globe from 24 Oct. 1932 about a continuance of a case involving "tipsy driving" by John J. Callan of Wellesley.  Also, there is an article from 25 Aug. 1932 about Rev. John J. Callan of Wellesley calling police because agents of his divorced wife were occupying the home.  There is another one from 26 Aug. 1933 that appears to be a court case about their home, and a few other articles in the Boston Globe about their divorce and his drunk driving case.

Here's one I could see about him being drunk during child visitation and being barred from seeing his children  https://www.newspapers.com/clip/53902477/

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Re: John Joseph Callan 1890 -
« Reply #8 on: Monday 22 June 20 10:16 BST (UK) »
"We Met in Paris": Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar
by Joan E Howard
University of Missouri Press, May 31, 2018

"Indeed, when Rev. John J. Callan of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church had pronounced his benediction, the anniversary celebration came to an end ... "

I think the occasion was the 50th anniversary of Wellesley College, 1925. If you page back you can find out for sure.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pms/

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The Living Church Annual
Morehouse-Gorham Company, 1928

List of Clergy Ministering to College Students

Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass: Rev John J Callan, St Andrew's Church.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pmr/