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Obituary from the July 11, 1925 Greensboro Record (Greensboro, N.C.):

WAR VETERAN IS DEAD NEAR HERE–J.B. Callahan Died Saturday Morning in Stokesdale at Ripe Old Age of 93—J.B. Callahan died at the home of his son, E.O. Callahan at Stokesdale Saturday morning at 2:10 o’clock. Mr. Callahan was a Confederate veteran being 93 years of age.

He was seemingly in excellent health until a week ago, when it became evident that life was ebbing out. Infirmity from old age was the cause of his death.

Mr. Callahan was from a family of 17 children. He and his sister, Mrs. Sarah Waldrop, of Lowell, were the only children living. The old veteran leaves 22 grandchildren.

Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. J.D. Sprinkle of Mars Hill; Mrs. A.F. Sprinkle of Jefferson City; three sons, E.O. Callahan of Stokesdale; R.M. Callahan of Marshall; and G.W. Marshall of Stokesdale.

Funeral services will be held at the grave in Green Hill cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Rev. Thomas Henseley will conduct the services.

Mr. Callahan was widely acclaimed by friends and neighbors for his old age and excellent health. He is among the last of a passing generation of brave men. He was a soldier in Company B of the 11th North Carolina regiment, and member of Mars Hill Lodge No. 370 A.F. and A.M.”

(Note: Jabez “Burt” Callahan was shown to be living with his son Everett O. Callahan in the 1920 census in Draper, Rockingham Co., North Carolina. He was 87 years of age at that time. Also in the home was Everett O. Callahan, who was 50; His wife, Annie–43; daughter Thelma–6; and son, and Harry–3yrs 9mos.)

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My Great Grandfather. Buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, NC.

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