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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Judge John S. Callicutt

(September 4, 1863 - May 8, 1944)

 
 
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1. Judge John S. Callicutt Marker
Inscription. John Spencer Callicutt moved to Corsicana in 1886 and opened his law practice. As an active member of the community, Callicutt served on the founding board of the county hospital, as well as the boards of Central State Bank and other businesses. A member of the First Methodist Church, he was active in Masonic activities, including work with handicapped children. In 1935 he was appointed district judge by Governor Miriam A. Ferguson. Married to the former Evelina Jack, he was the father of seven children. He and his wife are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8282.)
 
Location. 32° 5.358′ N, 96° 28.657′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West 4th Avenue near North 22nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1244 West 4th Avenue, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dunn-Ransom Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith-McCrery Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rosenberg Family (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Pioneer in Texas Oil Joseph S. Cullinan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roger Q. Mills Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Augustus Pace (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Clinton Neill (approx. mile away); Fire Station No. 2 (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Regarding Judge John S. Callicutt. (excerpt The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 8, 1944)
Judge J. S. Callicutt, age 78years, died at his home May 8, 1944 following a lingering illness.
Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Masons in charge at the grave.
One of the leading criminal lawyers in the state, he was among the outstanding members of the Navarro County Bar Association, and one of the business leaders of the city.

Born in Pittsburg, Texas, Sept. 4, 1865, he was the son of John and Sarah Spencer Callicutt. His family later moved to Navarro county and he obtained his education in the county schools. He then attended Southwestern University at Georgetown, taking a degree there; and then entered the law school of the University of Texas from which he graduated with the class of 1887.
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By Navarro County TX
3. Judge John S. Callicutt


Prominent Attorney.

Immediately upon graduation, he began the practice of law in Corsicana and within a short time had established an enviable reputation as an attorney. For 12 years he was a member of the firm of Callicutt & Johnson and then formed the firm of Callicutt & Upchurch. He was also a member of the firm of Callicutt & Call in the early days here.
He was known as one of the most formidable opponents in the legal world and had an extensive practice in all courts. His services were extensively sought in legal cases and in those before appellate courts. Judge Callicutt served out the unexpired term Hawkins Scarbrough as district judge of the thirteenth judicial District. -

Active in Business

At one time a director in the S. A. Pace Grocery Company, he was chairman of the board of directors of the Central State Bank until it merged with the First National Bank. He was also a director in the Royall Coffee company and in the Central Texas Grocery Company, and was associated with other firms of the city.
He was a member of the board of trustees of the State Home for years and took an active interest in the affairs of the institution.

Prominent in Masonic circles, he served as district deputy grand master for this district, was a member of Corsicana Blue Lodge and Commandery and Bella Temple Shrine, Dallas. He held
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4. Judge John S. Callicutt Marker at 1244 West 4th Avenue
numerous offices in the local Masonic bodies.

 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Texas , page 464-. John S. Callicutt (Submitted on March 1, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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