Ephraim Call – Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine


Gravestone Inscription

Ephraim Call
Died
Dec. 25, 1879
Æ. 63 yrs. 6 ms.
& 25 days
Caroline F. Lawry
His wife
Died Feb. 29, 1888
Æ. 69 yrs. 2 ms.
& 22 days


Photos

Ephraim Call and Caroline Lowry gravestone thumbnail

Photo by Jon J. Morin

Ephraim Call was born in Dresden, Lincoln County, Maine, on 29 Jun 1816 to Obadiah and Elizabeth Call1,2,3. He married Caroline F. Lawry on 24 Oct 1844 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine at the Universalist Church by Rev. Mr. Bradbury of Hampden4,5. Ephraim and Caroline had at least five children:

  1. Helen M. born about 1846
  2. William F. born about 1847, died 29 Jan 18586
  3. Henry C. born about 1850
  4. George W. born about 1852
  5. Caroline F. born about 1858

Ephraim Call and his family appear on the 1850 US Federal Census in Bangor, his occupation listed as “surveyor”7. On the 1860 US Census, the Call family is living in Hermon, Penobscot County, Maine. Ephraim’s occupation is given as “farmer”8. His son William was killed by a falling tree on 29 Jan 1858, before this enumeration. On the 1870 US Census, Ephraim Call and his family are still in Hermon. His occupation is listed as “farmer”9.

In the 1873 directory of the city of Bangor, Ephraim Call is living on Ohio Street, beyond Kossuth, and is a farmer by occupation. His son George is living with him, working as a farmhand10. He’s also living on Ohio Street in 1875 according to the Bangor city directory, this time with son George (working as a photographer) and son Henry C (a traveling agent “The Northern Border”)11 and also in 1877 and 1879(George no longer in the household, Henry C. working as a photographer)12,13.

Ephraim Call died in Bangor on Christmas Day, 25 Dec 187914,15.

GPS Coordinates: Not available for this gravestone.

Graveyard Information: The Oak Grove Cemetery is located on Finson Road in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine at Latitude: 44.83488 | Longitude: -68.812204. It is a non-denominational cemetery.

Sources

1. Oak Grove Cemetery (Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine), Ephraim Call, personally photographed by Jon J. Morin, 22 May 2015.

2. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 9 June 2015), Ephraim Call, 29 Jun 1816; citing Civil, Dresden, Lincoln, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,820.

3. “Maine, Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 9 June 2015), Ephraim Call, 25 Dec 1879; citing reference; FHL microfilm 10,583.

4. Editors, “Married,” Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, 29 October 1844, digital image, Newspapers.com(http://www.newspapers.com : 8 Jun 2015); citing original, page 2.

5. “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 9 June 2015), Ephraim Call and Caroline F. Lawry, 24 Oct 1844; citing Civil, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, reference; FHL microfilm 10,584.

6. Editors, “Boy Killed in Hermon,” Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 2 Feb 1858, online archives, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : 9 Jun 2015), page 2, column 5; citing original p. 2.

7. 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 24A (penned), dwelling 334, family 364, Ephraim Call, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 264.

8. 1860 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Hermon, p. 665 (penned), dwelling 345, family 330, Ephraim Call, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 446, FHL film 803446.

9. 1870 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Hermon, p. 91B (penned), dwelling 205, family 209, Ephraim Call, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 554, FHL film 552053.

10. “Greenough, Jones & Co.’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., In The City Of Bangor, For 1873-4, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1873), p. 37.

11. “Greenough, Jones & Co.’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., In The City Of Bangor, For 1875-6, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1875), p. 35.

12. “Greenough, Jones & Co.’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., In The City Of Bangor, For 1877, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1877), p. 35.

13. “Greenough’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., In The City Of Bangor, For 1879-80” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1879), p. 34.

14. “Maine, Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910,” index, FamilySearch, Ephraim Call, 25 Dec 1879.

15. Oak Grove Cemetery, Ephraim Call.

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