Re: J.S. CALVERT & SONS...Lamont, O.T. dateline 9-14-1905
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I am J.S. Calvert's great grandson. My grandmother, Clara E. Calvert/Hollibaugh, was his youngest child.
J. S. Calvert was born in Johnson County Iowa. He served in the Civil War. He Married Mary Huskins after the war.
He moved to Kansas. He had two hotels there. Fist in El Dorato and then one in Leon. He was the first Justice of the Peace, in Leon Kansas.
He then moved to Oklahoma for the 1893 Land Rush and got himself a farm. My grandmother inherited that farm.
Shortly after arriving in Oklahoma, he and his son's started the store with one wagon load of dry goods, and a small tent.
The family later, located more stores, over the border in Kansas.
Later my grandmother worked at her brother's store in Winfield, Kansas.