Jay A. Call. One of Norwalk's most prominent and successful young business men is Jay A. Call, who is manager
of the City Loan & Savings Company, and a veteran of the World War. He was born at New London, Ohio, Jan. 12,
1896, the son of Charles and Rena (Mitchell) Call.
Charles Call was born on a farm near New London in Huron County, and as a young man was interested in farming.
In 1908, however, he removed to New London, where he was successful as a wood worker. While he is now retired he
still makes his home there. He is a Republican in politics. His wife was born at Rochester, Ohio, the daughter
of Dell and Dora Mitchell, of Rochester, both now deceased. Their children are: D. W., lives at Elyria; Dora, married
Frederick Shutts, lives at Cleveland; and J. A., the subject of this sketch.
Samuel Call and Dell Mitchell, grandfathers of Jay A. Call, were both soldiers during the Civil War.
Jay A. Call was 12 years old when his parents left the farm and settled in New London. Following his graduation
from New London High School he attended Oberlin Business College and the Central Institute, Cleveland. His first
position was as paymaster with the Park Drop Forge Company, of Cleveland, with whom he remained for three years.
In October, 1917, Mr. Call enlisted for service in the World War and was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, and later
to Camp Pike, Ark., where he was attached to Company E, 348th Infantry, 87th Division. He sailed for France with
this outfit in August, 1918, and saw service abroad until February, 1919, being discharged at Camp Sherman in March.
Upon his return to Cleveland he spent three years in the employ of the White Motor Company and during 1922 was
located in Florida. The following three years Mr. Call was identified with the Van Sweringen interests in Cleveland,
and in November, 1926, he came to Norwalk as assistant manager of the City Loan & Savings Company, being appointed
manager in November, 1928. Headquarters of the City Loan & Savings Company are at Lima, Ohio, with branches
in 38 cities throughout the State. The City Loan & Savings Company, of which Mr. Call is the local manager,
is one of the oldest and largest organizations in Ohio devoting its attention to small loans that are intended
to relieve the man and woman of small means upon whom an accumulation of small obligations has placed a burden
of depression, requiring only of them the pledging of chattels as security, and at a nominal rate of interest,
to be paid off in monthly payments.
In 1918 Mr. Call was married to Miss Bernice Anderson, of Cleveland, the daughter of Charles and Stella Lowe Anderson,
of Ashland. Mr. and Mrs. Call have no children. They are educating a niece, Etheline Anderson, who was born at
New London in 1916. She attends Norwalk Junior High School.
Mr. Call is a Republican, a member of Friends Church, and belongs to the Isaac Walton League and Kiwanis Club.
He also holds membership in the American Legion, Ken Bur Bell Post, No. 41.
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
North Central Ohio Biographies
Names A to C
Names D to G
Names H to K
Names L to P
Names Q to S
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