Biography - George Callaway

George Callaway, a retired physician of Tuscola and a large land owner of Douglas county, is a native of Christian county, Kentucky, and was born May 4, 1848. In 1850 he removed to Illinois and was principally educated in the Illinois College at Jacksonville. After leaving school he read medicine with Dr. J.L. Reat, at Tuscola, Illinois, and subsequently entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, from which he graduated in the class of '73. Dr. Callaway commenced the practice of medicine at Virginia City, Montana, having gone first in 1871 to that territory as surveyor in the employ of the government. In 1875 he located in Tuscola, where he successfully practiced his profession up to within the last few years. At present he gives his entire attention to the management of his farm in Douglas county, owning in all over eight hundred acres of land.
In 1879 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma C. Wyeth, of Tuscola, daughter of L.J. Wyeth. To their marriage have been born four children: Leonard, Katie, Ralph and Emma. Dr. Callaway owns one of the handsomest and most costly residences in Tuscola and is a large stockholder in the First National Bank of Tuscola. He is a son of Samuel T. and Mary (Means) Callaway, and the latter in Christian county, in the same state. Samuel T. Callaway was a Baptist minister, and many years of his life were spent in the work of the church. For a time he served as county superintendent of schools of Douglas county. The Callaway family came from North Carolina, as did also the Means family, and settled in Kentucky where they were contemporaries of Daniel Boone.
[NOTE: marriage took place 19 Feb 1879 in Douglas county]

Extracted by Linda Lang from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, page 264.

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