Thomas Clark Callister (1881-1967)

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Thomas Clark Callister
Mayor T. Clark Callister
Born: 1 May 1881 Fillmore, Utah
Died: 31 Aug 1967
Father: Thomas Clark Callister
Mother: Alice Melissa McBride
Siblings: Ruby Alice Callister
Helen Angie Callister
Thomas Clark Callister
Wells Reuben Callister
Laura Adell Callister
Edna Louise Callister
Mabel Venita Callister
LaNola Callister
Spouse: Millie Adelade Peterson
Married: 17 May 1906 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children: Edith Helen Callister
Leland Clark Callister
Duane Harold Callister
Blane Callister
Rulon Andreas Callister
Grant Thomas Callister


Jensen, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, v4

Callister, Thomas Clark, president of the Millard Stake of Zion, was born May 1, 1881, at Fillmore, Utah, a son of Thomas Clark Callister and Alice McBride. He attended the elementary and secondary schools of Fillmore, the Millard Stake Academy, the Brigham Young Academy and the Agricultural College at Logan, graduating from the latter school in 1903 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He was baptized Aug. 1, 1889, by his father; ordained a Deacon, Nov. 12, 1893, by Frank Merrill; ordained a teacher Dec. 7, 1897, by Nelson S. Bishop; ordained an Elder July 25, 1901, by Thomas C. Callister; ordained a High Priest and set apart as first counselor to John A. Beckstrand, president of the Millard Stake, Nov. 13, 1921, by Apostle Richard R. Lyman. Brother Callister held this position until Sept. 16, 1928, when, under the hands of Apostle David O. McKay, he was set apart as president of the Millard Stake, which position he now holds. Pres. Callister has always been active in the Church, working in the Sunday School and the Mutual Improvement Association, and from Oct. 23, 1925, to May 9, 1926, filled a mission in California, being the first short term missionary to volunteer his services. On May 17, 1906, in the Salt Lake Temple, he married Millie Peterson, daughter of Andreas and Adelaide Mathews Peterson of Scipio, Utah. To this union were born the following children: Edith Helen, Leland Clark, Duane Harold, Blane, Rulon Andreas and Grant Thomas.

While Brother Callister has never sought political office, he has served as city engineer, city councilman and mayor of Fillmore City, county surveyor of Millard County and State representative to the Utah Legislature. Always being active in civic affairs, he was one of the organizers and the first president of the Fillmore Commercial Club; district chairman of the Liberty Loan Committee; chairman of the East Millard Chapter of American Red Cross; chairman of Millard County division of Utah [p.125] Taxpayers Association; chairman of Millard County District of Boy Scouts of America; chairman of the Sevier Canal Water Users Association and member of the executive committee of the Sevier River Water Users Association.


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  • Day, Stella H., ed. Builders of Early Millard, pp. 113, 117, 560.
  • Lichfield, Beulah Menlove. Cemetery Records, Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah, p. 10
  • McBride, Virginia. Charles R. McBride Memorial, p. 21.
  • Birth: From death information.
Callister, Thomas Clark
B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. He also received a Special Certificate in Plane Surveying. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 146.
  • Death: Social Security Death Index, 1996 Edition, Vers. 1.30:
Number: 528-05-5232
Birth: 1 May 1881
Issued: Utah
Death: Aug 1967
Residence: Utah
  • Burial: Fillmore City Corporation. Cemetery Single Line List, by Deceased Name, 22 Apr 1990, p. 15:
CALLISTER, Thomas Clark
BLK 29, Lot 3, Grave 8
b. 5-01-1881
d. 8-31-1967
  • FamilySearch IGI, record of a deceased member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
Thomas Clark Callister
Born: 01 May 1881 Fillmore, Millard, Utah
Died: 30 Aug 1967
Father: Thomas Clark Callister
Mother: Alice M. McBride
Thomas Clark Callister, Jr., a construction engineer for the Sevier River Land & Water Company and the founder of the Pahvant Irrigation Company.