Friday, June 4, 2010

Birthday Obsevances, Mark Joel Califf

Mark Joel Califf was born June 5, ? 1888 ?, at Lawler, Chickasaw County, Iowa to Scott A. Califf and Elizabeth or Lizzie (Jeffords) Califf.  His birth year has also been reported as 1887, and is so inscribed on his headstone.

On 26 Feb 1909, Mark married Katherine L. Goss in Chickasaw County, Iowa.  They lived in Black Hawk County Iowa according to the 1910, 1920 and 1930 US Census reports.  I have found indications that they had 4 children, Gladys born about 1909, Lorette born about 1912, Russell (middle initial found as M and found as D) born 1913, and Mary born about 1914.

Mark died in 1941 and is buried (as are Katherine and Russell) in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  There is a memorial for him at Find A Grave. 

My interest in Mark is specifically that he is a descendant of the following:

Parents:  Scott Califf and Elizabeth Jeffords

Grandparents:  Joel Mark Califf and Mary Ann Oakley

Great grandparents:  Abraham Oakley and his wife, Susan Titrington.

Abraham and Susan represent a fallen tree for me. Again, specifically, I want to prove ALL their children.  Oh, yea, one child specifially, Laura Jane Oakley, who married William N. Lashbrook.



*Source of graphic, long lost, apologies from Reflections for the loss.

Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

3 comments:

TennLady said...

I love the fallen branch designation.

Anonymous said...

At Belvidere, Il.2010 are Oakley Descendants thru George Washington Oakley, son of Abel and Susan Oakley, married Jane Nancy Maxwell,1855, George was born at Wayne Co.,N.Y.1833 and had son Frank Alvin Oakley 1856 at Dunham Twnshp., McHenry Co.,Il. Next, son of Frank Alvin O. was Judge Frank Alonzo Oakley,b.1880 at Marengo, McHenry Co.,Il. George Thomas -My G.Uncle Claude Oakley was brother to Judge Frank

Carol said...

Thank you Anon. Will check my data base, I have some of this. Had a chance to visit McHenry County a few years ago, LOVED IT!!. Please feel free to contact me at the lashbrooke5 AT yahoo DOT com, email addy, we can chat some more.