Sidney Briscoe McCaleb

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Name Sidney Briscoe McCaleb
Born 1922-06-02 Greenwood Lodge, Wilkinson Co, Mississippi
Gender M
Died 2010-05-13 Mississippi
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Father Sidney Briscoe McCaleb b. (1882-07-09, Greenwood Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi) d. (1967-08-06, Smithland Plantation, Adams Co, Mississippi)
Mother Anne Matilda Farrar b. (1887-05-08, Greenwood Lodge, Wilkinson Co, Mississippi) d. (1983-02-03, Houston, Harris County, Texas)
Married 1914-09-10, Greenwood Lodge, Wilkinson Co, Mississippi
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Family Rose Roberta Silletti b. (1921-05-12, Bari, Italy) d. (1998-10-25, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas)
Married 1944-05-01, Tucson, Arizona
Children 1 Living
2 Living


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Sidney and Rose McCaleb
Wedding picture
(others in photo are unknown) 1944-05-01
Sidney (Mac) McCaleb
Joe’s Birthday party, Las Vegas, NV 2003-02-08


Memorial services for Sidney B. McCaleb, Jr. 87, of Natchez, who died on May 13, 2010, will be at 6:00 PM, Saturday, June, 5, 2010, at Kingston United Methodist Church.

Mr. McCaleb was a native of Adams County, and returned to live here in 1998 after residing in the Los Angeles area of California for over 50 years with his late wife, Rose Silletti McCaleb.

Mr. McCaleb was born June 2,1922, the son of Sidney B. McCaleb and Anne Farrar McCaleb. He grew up on Smithland Plantation in Adams County and graduated from Wilkinson County Agricultural High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and moved to California after he married. There he worked as a carpenter, general contractor, and realtor. He was a member of the Sepulveda United Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason, and a life member of the American Legion. He was also a member of “The Forty and Eight,” the Sierra Club, and the National Wildlife Federation.

Here in Mississippi, he attended Kingston United Methodist Church, was an active member and two-term president of the Natchez Scottish Heritage Society, was a member of the Descendants of the Jersey Settlers, and for years served as a trustee of the Kingston Cemetery.

Mr. McCaleb was known for his wit, intellectual curiosity and gracious hospitality. He was blessed to be surrounded by numerous loving family members who cared for him during his illness.

include two sons, Douglas Wm McCaleb, of Miami, FL, and Bruce Paul McCaleb, and his wife, Pati, of Bellingham, WA; a granddaughter, Chelsea Magdaleno and her husband, Shawn, of West Hollywood, CA; a great grandson, Ethan; two sisters, Josephine McCaleb Akeman of Oneonta, AL, and Ella McCaleb Young and her husband, Calvin, of Adams County; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Kingston United Methodist Church, 61 Morgantown Road, Natchez, MS 39120, or the Descendants of the Jersey Settlers Cemetery Fund, c/o G. O?Neil, 1833 Wheeler Drive, Natchez, MS 39120

From “The Descendants of the Jersery Settlers” Sidney Briscoe McCaleb, Jr. (1922 - 2010), was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 1999. He resigned during his fourth term, shortly before his death in May, 2010. He was born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, the son of Sidney Briscoe McCaleb and Anne Farrar McCaleb, and grew up on Smithland Plantation in Adams County, Mississippi. Sidney was descended through the Swayze/King lines with the allied lines of Dougherty/Sojourner. A graduate of the Wilkinson County Agricultural High School, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and resided more than 50 years in the Los Angeles area with his late wife, Rose Silletti McCaleb. He was a carpenter, a general contractor, and a Realtor. He returned to Smithland Plantation in 1998, attending Kingston United Methodist Church and serving as a two-term President of the Natchez Scottish Heritage Society. His survivors include his sister, Co-Chaplain Ella McCaleb Young.