Biography of

Frances "Fannie" Cameron Beard Callison

 

Born 13 Oct 1859, Academy, Pocahontas, WV
Died 10 Dec 1927, Beard, Pocahontas, WV
Married Richard Valentine Callison, 26 Oct 1887, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV

The writer of this appreciation was her pastor for several years and learned to admire her sterling character and gentle ways.  Fannie was a devoted Christian woman and loyal to her Lord and Savior to the end of her life.  Her nature was so amiable and kindly her disposition so tranquil that she drew friends  to her wherever she went and all who knew her were impressed with the evident work of God's grace in her heart and life.   The circle of life which Mrs. Callison adored most signally was of the home.   She found her real in ministering to husband and children and in making a home, the happy memory of which will be undeniably impressed upon her sons as long as they live.  In the writer's opinion she thus chose woman's highest sphere of service to society - the home and the family.  To have borne and reared such a set of boys as she sent into the active walks of life to take their places in business and the church, was an achievement which any wife and mother might be proud of accomplishing.

Children Born
Denny Mount Callison 27 Sep 1888
Jemima Franklin Callison 29 Mar 1890
Josiah Woods Callison 09 May 1891
Henry Guel Callison 23 Feb 1893
Elba Bright Callison 07 Nov 1895
Infant Callison 06 Sep 1898
George Steele Callison 13 Oct 1899
Orion Gray Callison 11 Nov 1901
Infant Callison 02 May 1903

Old Droop 1 -- June 2006

Old Droop 1 -- June 2006

   

Droop Church modern day, boarded original building from 1800's; Frances is buried in the Old Droop Church Cemetery.

References

Death Record : Frances Cameron Beard Callison 1927
Death Record : Richard Valentine Callison 1923
An Appreciation : this appreciation of a most excellent wife and mother who was taken from her family, friends, and community several months ago has been contemplated for sometime, but owning to unusual circumstances has been delayed in preparation.  The write, who was her former pastor, regrets that so long a time has elapsed since he purposed to give this personal estimate and appreciation of her worth to the general public.  Mrs. Fannie Beard Callison was born in Pocahontas county October 13, 1859, and was thus at the time of her death on December 10, 1927 sixty-eight years of age.  On October 26, 1887, she was united in marriage with Mr. Richard Callison of Trump Run Farm.  To this union were born the following sons, all of whom survive her, save one, Henry Geuel who died in 1911, D.M of Beard, J.W. of Millburn, E.B. of Beard, G.S. of Marlinton, and O. G. Callison of Finlow.  On October 1878, Mrs. Callison united with Oak Grove Presbyterian church under the pastorate of Dr. D. M. Syndenstricker and remained in that communion until her removal to Lewisburg.  In 1941 when she was united with the M. E. C. S with her family.  The writer of this appreciation was thus her pastor for several years and learned to admire her sterling character and gentle ways.  She was a devoted Christian woman and loyal to her Lord and Savior to the end of her life.  Her nature was so amiable and kindly her disposition so tranquil that she drew friends  to her wherever she went and all who knew her were impressed with the evident work of God's grace in her heart and life.   The circle of life which Mrs. Callison adored most signally was of the home.   She found her real in ministering to husband and children and in making a home, the happy memory of which will be undeniably impressed upon her sons as long as they live.  In the writer's opinion she thus chose woman's highest sphere of service to society - the home and the family.  To have borne and reared such a set of boys as she sent into the active walks of life to take their places in business and the church, was an achievement which any wife and mother might be proud of accomplishing.  The funeral took place in the beautiful home provided for her comfort, but which she did not long live to enjoy, conducted by her present pastor Rev. Mr. Harrison, assisted by her former pastor Rev. J. C. Johnson.  But what are earthly homes, however fitted, compared to the building of God, the house not the made with hands eternal in the ?? which Jesus had gone to make ready for her and into which He will gladly welcome here.   Any man that fears the Lord shall be praised.  J.C.J.
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/pocahontas/vitals/birth/54-59a-k.txt
 NAME: Beard, Frances C.	
 DATE: 10/13/1859	
 PLACE: Mill Point	
 PARENTS: Charles W. & Elizabeth J. Beard