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William Leonard McCALL
Ethel Vernon STROUP
Husband:  William Leonard McCALL
Birth (according to 1900 census):  Sep 1883, PA
Birth (according to other records):  20 Sep 1888, Hill City, Venango Co., PA
Death:  25 Oct 1939, Oil City Hospital, Oil City, Venango Co., PA
Occupation:  oil worker, shooter (of torpedos)
Fraternal:  Order of the Eagles
Religion:  First Evangelical Church, Oil City
Father:  William Albert McCALL
Mother:  Caroline McCOOL
Marriage:  8 Nov 1908
Wife:  Ethel Vernon STROUP
Birth:  Jul 1889, PA
Death:  1939
Father:  Harry Stephen STROUP
Mother:  Laura Belle HECKATHORNE
1.  Harry [A. or J.] McCALL, b. 1910/11, PA
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 33):  Township 3, Kern Co., CA, Roll T624_78 (Part 3), p. 59A, SN 16A, SD 3, ED 25, enumerated 10 may 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
* 354 360 McCall William L Partner M W 23 M1 0 PA PA PA Eng Tool Dresser Oil Well W N 0 Y Y
*[Can't read what's written in the margin, but one of the words appears to be "Bakersfield."]
William is one of 28 men (some married, most single, all oil workers of some sort) living in what must be a dormitory or labor camp.  Can't find Ethel (she's not with her parents, either).  The 1910 index is currently not "every-name," so perhaps I can find her once we have an every-name index.

3.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 20):  Lagoon Twp., Pawnee Co., OK, Roll T625_1481, p. 271A, SN 8A, SD 1, ED 145, enumerated 26-28 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
X 32 32 McCall William L Head R M W 32 M   Y Y PA PA PA Y Driller Oil field W
      ______ Ethel V Wife   F W 30 M   Y Y PA PA PA Y None    
      ______ Harry A Son   M W  9 S Y Y Y PA PA PA   None    
Listed next to Ethel's brother, Wayne C. STROUP.

4.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #35 of 48):  1106 North Street, Oil City (Ward 4), Venango Co., PA, Roll 2153 (Book 1), p. 74A, SN 18A, ED 61-25, SD 2, enumerated 18 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 1106 829 867 McCall William Head R 30 R M W 42 M 22 N Y PA PA PA Y Shooter Torpedo W Y N
      ______ Ethel Wife       F W 40 M 20 N Y PA PA PA Y None        
      ______ Harry Son       M W 19 S   N Y PA PA PA Y Labor Odd Jobs W Y  
      Stroup Gladys S-in-law       F W 25 S   N Y PA PA PA Y Proprietor Beauty Parlor E Y  
      ______ Laura M-in-law       F W 60 Wd 18 N Y PA PA PA Y None        
*North Street

5.  Messages posted to the McCall Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com), including this obit:
Oct 31 1939

William L McCall, 51, of Coal Hill, known in the oil fields in this vicinity as a oil well shooter, died at the Oil City Hospital at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of two weeks.  He had been a patient at the hospital since Friday.

The son of Albert and Caroline McCool McCall, he was born on Sept 20 1888 at Hill City.  He worked in the oil fields of Californa and Oklahoma for 20 years and for the past 10 years in the fields in this section.

Mr McCall was a member of the qua, Okla., Lodge F and A.M. Oil City Accia No 263 Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the First Evangelical Church of Oil City.

He married Miss Ethel Stroup on Nov 8 1908.

Surviving are one son Harry J., three grandchildren and the following brothers: Frank and Robert of Montpeller, Ind; Guy of Erie; Talmidge of Pleasentville; and C.H. McCall of Ohio.

The Wednesday before 31 Oct 1939 was the 25th.

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