WILLIAM G. CALLISON
Was born in Daviess county, Missouri, August 8, 1846, and is the son of Franklin Callison, whose biography appears
elsewhere. Our subject was educated chiefly in his native county, finishing his scholastic training with a two
years' course at the excellent academy at Gallatin. After leaving school he engaged, with his father, in merchandising
at Jamesport until 1878, when he was admitted to the bar and began the practice of the legal profession in the
courts of this and adjoining counties. This business he has since continued with good success. In addition to his
professional business Mr. Callison gives personal attention to his large stock farm, comprising some 1,100 acres
of land, sufficient to accommodate more than a thousand head of live stock. He has six hundred head of fine cattle
at the present time, September, 1881, on his excellent pastures. He is a large shipper of both cattle and hogs
to eastern markets and by his sound judgment and good management makes this branch of his business very profitable.
He is an active, public spirited man and has done much for the improvement and advancement of Jamesport. He is,
perhaps, the largest owner of valuable real estate in the city.
Mr. Callison was married, in Jamesport, January 2, 1873, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Robert C. Williams. She
was born in this county, March 28, 1852. They have two children: Grace and Robert E.
The subject of thins sketch is a thorough, hardworking Democrat, whose efforts have done much to keep that party
in power in this county. He is at present attorney of the city of Jamesport and collector of the township revenue.
He is, also, one of the proprietors and editors of the Weekly Gazette (Democratic), of Jamesport. He is a clever
and courteous gentleman, who enjoys the confidence and respect of all who know him.
The History of Daviess County, Missouri
Birdsall & Dean, Publishers
Kansas City, MO. 1882
Daveiss County, MO
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