I am trying to find out about 8 sisters born to William E. Callowy and his wife Maryetta E. Howell or Gardner. She may have been known as Etta. William and Maryetta are listed in the 1900 census in Piqua, Miami, OH with their 1 year old daughter Ethel J. (born probably 11 01 1898) Maryetta was born in Ohio, her father in Ohio and her mother in Illinois. According to family they had Ethel J., Viola, Vera, Eva, Mary, Ellen, and 2 others names unkown. The mother died and the father sent the girls to live with other families. The 2 oldest girls were old enough to go on their own and the youngest 2 are said to have been adopted by a family named Smith who might have owned a greenhouse.
William E. Calloway was the son of James Henry Calloway and his wife Harriet Jane Belt. Of their 9 children, Franklin Mitchell, Edward Wilson, William E., Jesse Carter, and only daughter Clara Grace lived to adulthood and married.