Biography of Jay A. Call
North Central Ohio Biographies

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
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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