Old Anse McCallum

Character Key: 
Display Name: 
Old Anse McCallum
Sort Name: 
McCallum, Old Anse
AKA: 
Virginius MacCallum
Old Anse MacCallum
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Yeoman
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
McCallum|MacCallum
Occupation: 
Farming
Specific Job: 
Farmer
Date of Birth: 
Monday, January 1, 1844 to Tuesday, December 31, 1844
Biography: 

Dead some fifteen years before the time frame of "The Tall Men," Old Anse McCallum is the McCallum family patriarch. He is known for walking from Mississippi to Virginia to enlist in Stonewall Jackson's army when he was just sixteen, an action that seems to be at the root of the family's patriotic pride. After the Civil War ends, he returns to Yoknapatawpha, gets married, builds the "first story" of the house that Faulkner's own story takes place in, and has all those sons to carry on his tradition (54).

Note: 
Can we assume that he died of old age?
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
Date of Death: 
Monday, January 1, 1934 to Thursday, December 31, 1936

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