Calway, Forrest D. (b. 1880)


Pat Shanks




----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin, compiled by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge, published by Lewis Publishing Co, 1918-page 612

Forrest D. Calway, official court reporter for the Seventeenth Wisconsin Judicial District, was born in Neillsville, Jan. 16, 1880, son of Samuel and Catherine (Rainey) Calway. His early eductation was received in the Neillsville schools, and his business education in Milwaukee Business Schools, and this training he has supplemented by wide travel, close observation, and broad reading. Of musical inclinations, he early joined the boys' band of Neillsville, and for many seasons he toured the country with various concerts and musical troupes. As a youth he worked in the Neillsville Furniture Factory, and in local mercantile establishments.


His career as a stenographer was started in the law office of Sturdevant and Clark in Neillsville. His work in this connection attracted favorable attention among the lawyers, and he was, in 1904, appointed deputy court reporter. Jan. 1, 1906, after the resignation of Charles Fisk, he was appointed to his present position. Mr. Calway's other interests are varied. He is a director in the Commercial State Bank of Neillsville, a stockholder in the Farmers Merchants Bank of Stanley, the First National Bank of Black River Falls, the Merrillan State Bank and a stockholder in the Bruley Elevator Co., and has extensive holdings in farm and wild lands in Clark County. Fraternally he is a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery Masons.


He was married June 6, 1912, to Marian R. O'Neill, daughter of James and Marian (Robinson) O'Neill. She was born Jan. 22, 1883, received her higher education in Grafton Hall, Fond du Lac, Downer College, Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and spent several years in studying music in Milwaukee, where she is still a member of the McDowell Musical Club. On their wedding tour, Mr. and Mrs. Calway traveled extensively in Europe. They are now residing in their sightly home in Neillsville.





© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel