Melvin Calendar

Updated May 14, 2018
Shelley Cardiel
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on May 13, 2018 7:52 PM
I’ve “rescued” two old photographs of Melvin CALENDAR. The first was taken at the Calendar Studio in Lewisburg. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1870’s or 1880’s with Melvin appearing to be about 3 years old at the time it was taken. The second photograph is identified as that of Melvin CALENDAR and Paul DAY and was also taken at the Calendar Studio in Lewisburg, OH in the 1870’s or 1880s’. The two boys are likely about 4-5 years old in this second photograph. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information:

Homer W. CALENDAR was a photographer in Champaign County, OH, both in Lewisburg and in Rush Township until sometime after 1870 when he moved his photography business to Springfield, OH where he practiced for over 30 years.

Melvin E. CALLENDAR was born in North Lewisburg, OH and moved to Yakima, WA in 1889 and then later to Tacoma, WA. Melvin’s father was Elisha CALLENDAR a banker and investment businessman. Melvin moved to Orting, WA in 1895 where he started a Merchandising business. Melvin also organized the Orting State Bank, then moving to Seattle in 1915. Melvin died in Seattle, WA in 1958 at the age of 86. Melvin’s obituary appeared in the Seattle Daily Times on 10 Jun 1958 and listed his surviving family members as his wife Minnie M. CALLENDAR; a daughter Mrs. Edgar SCOFIELD or Tacoma, WA; and three grandchildren.

I’m hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

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