James Madison Calavan, well-known resident and pioneer of Oregon, died at the family home, 804 Taylor Street, Friday night [February 8, 1924], after an illness of several months.
James M. Calavan, son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Calavan Sr., was born in Kentucky, October 24, 1845 and crossed the plains with an ox team to Oregon in 1863. He settled in Linn County where he made his home with a brother who preceded him. He took up a homestead which he cleared and later engaged in farming. For a number of years Mr. Calavan has been a resident of Oregon City.
Surviving are his widow of this city; his sons, J. E. Calavan, formerly county school superintendent of Clackamas County, now of Portland; John M. Calavan of Jefferson, Ore.; V. L. Calavan of Albany, Ore., and R. E. Calavan of Stayton, Ore., and a daughter, Mrs. J. V. Mitts of Portland. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the R. L. Holman & Son Mortuary in this city, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Mountain View Cemetery.
Morning Enterprise, Oregon City, February 10, 1924
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman