The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 26, 1928
          Mrs. Anna McCalahan*, a native of Ireland and a resident of Shelbyville during the past quarter century, died at noon Sunday at her home, 705 Indiana avenue, after a year's illness from a complication of diseases.  Mrs. McCalahan had been seriously ill during the past six weeks.
          Funeral services are to be held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church, following sort services at the lat home at 9:45 o'clock.  The Rev. John W. Moffatt, pastor of the First Baptist church will officicate.  Burial will be in the family lot at the Mt. Pisgah cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. McCalahan was born, June 16, 1856, in Ireland, being at the time of death, seventy-one years, ten months and six days old.  She came with her family to Shelby county when she was five years old and had spent the remainder of her lifetime in this community, having been a resident of Shelbyville during the past twenty-one years.
          On June 13, 1882, she was united in marriage to  Albert Ellis  and to this union, one daughter,  Mrs. Anthony Thoman,  of this city, was born.  Mr. Ellis preceded her in death on July 13, 1916.
          Oct. 3, 1922, she was married a second time to  Albert McCalahan,  who with the daughter and a grandson,  Dalton Thoman,  of this city, survive.
          For many years, Mrs. McCalahan had been a devoted member of the First Baptist church in this city.
*  On her tombstone, the family spelled Anna's second married name "McClannahan." Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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