The following from the Memphis (Mo.) Reville, is an account of the life and death of Calvin Webber, who died at his home in that city on January 20th.
Calvin A. Webber, second son of Rev. Calvin S. Webber and Thirsy, his wife, was born in Highland county, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1842, and came to this country with his parents when a small boy. They settled on a farm two miles west of Brock, where they lived until his father's death, when the mother took her little flock of four boys and two girls back to Ohio. Here Calvin enlisted for service in the Civil war in August, 1861.
He was mustered out in September, 1865, having served four years and one month, five months and some of which was spent in the Libby prison. For an act of bravery while in the service he received a corporal's commission.
Returning to this county he was married to Marietta Bull on Dec. 4, 1872. To this union were born eight children - three boys and five girls. Three of the girls and one boy have preceded him in death. His wife died April 8, 1911. The four children living are H. S. of Memphis, Mo., O. G. of Protection, Kan., Inez and Myrtle L. of Ellenburg, Wash.
He was again united in marriage to Mrs. Martha Harbur, May 20, 1912. He died at his home in this city January 20, 1919, aged 77 years. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, four children, six grandchildren, two brothers - Will Webber of Washington and Addison of LaPlata, Mo., and one sister - Mrs. Louisa Weire of Dallas, Texas.
About the year 1890 Mr. Webber purchased 400 acres of land in western Kansas (at Protection) where he moved his wife and seven children. Here he made warm friends and won success on the new lands. He purchased property in the growing town of Coldwater, where he educated his children. At the end of four years it seemed best that he return to his Scotland county home, where his wife died and life's interests changed. He made his home with his son, Orville, on the old home place. Here for a year he enjoyed a happy life and comradeship of his numerous friends until his son left.
Then he remarried and returned to Memphis, living quietly and happily with his wife, who faithfully sought his comfort and happiness until he was called to the home not made with hands.
As a soldier he was known for his courage, fidelity to duty and patient endurance of adverse circumstances. As a citizen he was patriotic and ever ready to aid the cause of progress with time and money, ever cautions, but true to the right as he saw it; firm in his opinion, but readily conceding the same right to others, as a friend he was loyal and all the term friend will be a pleasant memory.
Rev. Crocker, president of Lombard college of Galesburg, Illinois, conducted the funeral services, after which he was tenderly laid to rest in the family plot at the Brock cemetery.
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