Phillip A. M’Callum, Well Known Baker Business Man Dies
Abstractor Succumbs to Heart Trouble at 11:50 P.M.
Long Active in Civic Work Here
Widow, Two daughters, Son Survive; Funeral Friday
Phillip A McCallum, well-known Baker resident, died unexpectedly at his home, 2710 First Street, Tuesday night a t 11:50 apparently from the effects of heart trouble.
Mr. McCallum apparently had not been ill and worked for a time at his office last night. He retired before other members of his family and was found dead in bed.
Mr. McCallum was prominent in civic and business circles in Baker after coming here in 1918.
Immediately after arriving in Baker, Mr. McCallum became associated with William Bowers in the Bowers Abstract and Title Company. He assumed the position of secretary manager of the Baker Abstract and Title Company in 1929 following the merger of the two title concerns. Mr. McCallum was vice president of the Oregon Title association at the time of his death.
Mr. McCallum was secretary of the Baker Kiwanis club from the time it was organized about 12 years ago and was a charter member of the club. He was also a member of the Baker County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. McCallum became a member of the Baker Masonic lodge in February 1920.
Born in Virginia City, Montana March 10, 1883, Mr. McCallum left there with his parents when he was a boy and after attending law school in Denver practiced law for several years in Council, Idaho. He was probate judge in Adams County, Idaho for a few years. Mr. McCallum was married in Council to Rena Harpham December 11, 1912.
The deceased is survived by his widow; two daughters, Phyllis and Jean McCallum; a son, Verne McCallum of Baker; his mother, Mrs. Anna F. McCallum of Baker, and sister, Miss Mark [?] McCallum of Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. George Foster Pratt will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery with West and Company in charge. Baker Lodge No. 47 A.F. & A.M. will conduct services at the grave.
Baker Democrat Herald, Wednesday, 19 September 1934, Front page.
Contributed by: Robert Bull