Addison F. McCALEB was a son of Charles Cassidy McCALEB and Sarah Ellizabeth GARDENHIRE. What follows are sensus data from 1879 through 1920, a bio published in 1922 and some references to Addison in city directories:
Hamilton Co., TN
Civil Dist. 7
2 Aug 1870
GARDENHIRE, Susie 36 TN Keeping house [Annie?]
Mary J. 15 TN At home
Joshua J. 12 TN Attending school
Jacob T. 5 TN At home
McCALEB, Addison F. 10 TN Attending school
Cowley Co., KS
4 Jun 1880
GARDENHIRE, G. W. 38 TN TN TN Farmer
Rebbacca M. 36 NC VA NC Keeping House
Laura A. E. 13 AR TN NC
Jacob I. 10 AR TN NC
Clyde 9 AR TN NC
Charles A. 8 AR TN NC
Albert S. 6 AR TN NC
Estella 3 AR TN NC
James L. 2 IT TN NC
McCALEB, A. F. 18 TN IL TN Works On Farm
[NOTE: G.W. GARDENHIRE was a second cousin to A. F. McCALEB's mother; Rosa Estella GARDENHIRE m 19 Feb 1895 Cambridge, Cowley Co., KS, John T. McCALEB, perhaps a relative of Addison's]
Cherokee Nation, IT
1 Jun 1900
McCALEB, Addison F. Jan 1861 39 TN TN TN Farmer
Ida H. Dec 1871 28 IN KY KY
Lulu M. Jan 1887 13 IT TN KS
Charles G. Apr 1899 3 IT TN IN
(Marr. 9yrs; 2 live births, 1 still living)
Maricopa Co., AZ
2 May 1910
2100 Harrison St.
McCALEB, Addison F. 49 TN TN TN Manager, Alfalfa Milling Co.
Ida H. 38 IN KY KY
Charles G. 13 OK TN IN
ROSS, Dora 32 IN OH KY (niece)
WOODS, Motler M. 32 MO OL KY Farmer, Odd jobs (boarder)
BEGINNING. Chester 30 AR AR AR Servant, Private family (Ind.,)
(Marr. 19yrs; 2nd marr. for Addison. 1st fpr Ida; 2 live births, 1 still living)
Washington Co., OK
27 Jan 1920
601 Shawnee Ave.
McCALEB, Addison 59 TN TN TN Oil producer, Crude oil (wd.)
Charles G. 23 OK TN IN Bookkeeper, Oil co.
Mildred 23 KS KS KS (d-in-l)
ROSS, Dora 41 IN KY KY (niece)
Maricopa Co., AZ
16 Apr 1930
ROSS, Dora 52 IN KY KY Farm Director, General farm
McCALEB, A. F. 68 TN TN TN Farm laborer, General farm (wd., uncle)
BEGINNING, Chester 56 AZ AZ AZ Farm laborer, General farm (Ind., servant)
VALENAYALE, Geo. 38 AZ MEX MEX Farm laborer, General farm (Mex., servant)
Benedict, John Downing,. Muskogee and northeastern Oklahoma : including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922.
Vol. II, pp. 64-68
ADDISON FOX McCALEB
Addison Fox McCaleb, one of the most prominent and prosperous citizens of northeastern Oklahoma, where he first took up his abode forty-three years ago, was elected mayor of Bartlesville in April, 1920, and has since capably discharged the duties devolving upon him in that important position. He was born at Harrison, Tennessee, on the 10th of January, 1861, a son of Charles and Elizabeth (Gardenhire) McCaleb, the former a native of east Tennessee and the latter of Hamilton county, that state. The father held the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Civil war and was wounded in battle, but his injuries were not considered sufficiently serious to incapacitate him for active service. Following the close of the war, however, he became ill and died soon afterward. His wife is also deceased.
Addison F. McCaleb attended the public schools of his native city in the acquirement of an education, but his wide general information has been largely obtained in the school of experience. On the 14th of April, 1878, when a youth of seventeen years, he arrived in the Indian Territory, settling at Vinita, and for a quarter of a century devoted his attention to farming and cattle raising in this section, having five thousand acres of land under cultivation in Nowata and Rogers counties. In 1903 he embarked in the mercantile business at Bartlesville and also became an oil producer but sold out his interests a decade later and removed to Phoenix, Arizona, for the benefit of his wife's health. At Phoenix he became identified with milling interests, but his property there was destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of fifty thousand dollars. He then returned to Bartlesville, where he has since made his home. His wife passed away there in 1917. Mr. McCaleb placed on the market the McCaleb addition of two hundred lots in Bartlesville, and in this addition a school has been erected that his been named in his honor. He owns a large amount of improved city property and has become widely recognized as one of the most successful and esteemed citizens of Washington county and this part of the state.
Mr. McCaleb was first married in 1883 and to this union were born two children, both of whom are deceased. In 1890 he wedded Ida Harwood, a native of Indiana, one of their two children one survives, Charles Garnet McCALEB, who is marred and resides at Jennings, Oklahoma. During the World was Charles G. McCaleb served as lieutenant in the Eighty-ninth Field Artillery and was on the firing line for fifty-nine days, in which period seven guns in his batter y destroyed. He received his military training under General Wood.
In politics Mr. McCaleb is a stanch democrat and his fellow townsmen, recognizing his ability and worth, have called upon his to fill positions of public trust. He served as county commissioner in 1917 and 1918 and in April, 1920, was chosen mayor of Bartlesville, which office he now holds, giving to the city a most progressive and businesslike administration that has been characterized by many needed reforms and improvements. Such in brief is the life history of Addison F. McCaleb. In whatever relation of life we find him--in political circles, in business or in social relations--he is always the same honorable and honored gentleman, whose wort well merits the high regard which is uniformly given him.
Addison F. McCaleb was shown in the 1913-1915 Phoenix, AZ City Directories as president, Arizona Alfalfa Mill Cop., 2100 W. Jackson, Phoenix.
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