Ellison Cale, one of the prominent farmers of Smith township, Posey county, Indiana, was born December 31, 1866,
on the old family homestead where his father was born. He is the son of Joseph and Eliza (Jolly) Cale. His grandfather,
who also was named Ellison Cale, was born in Kentucky and came to Posey county at an early date and established
the family residence here. Joseph and Eliza (Jolly) Cale had five children, of whom our subject was the fourth.
He first attended the country schools and later graduated from the Cynthiana schools. After finishing his education
he worked on the farm with his parents until the death of his father, in 1902. His mother then removed to Poseyville,
and our subject is now in possession of the old homestead and additional land to the total amount of 270 acres
located about the center of Smith township. It is not only one of the largest farms in the township, but is one
of the best improved, having a large brick dwelling house, built before the death of the father. It is one of the
prettiest and best kept country places in Posey county. Mr. Cale has made a specialty of hogs, raising the Poland
China stock, and raises horses and cattle for farm purposes, making no specialty of thoroughbred animals. Ellison
Cale was married October 28, 1892, to Miss Manervia E. Fletchall, daughter of Isaiah and Emma (Stevens) Fletchall,
of Posey county, of which they are natives, and where Mr. Fletchall engaged in farming and stock raising. Mrs.
Cale was born in Posey county and attended the schools of Poseyville until her graduation. She is a member of the
Christian Science church of Evansville, Ind.
History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
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