John Coleman Kalleen
|Born: May 1846, New York
|Marriage: Louisa Laing 26 May 1875, Burlington, Canada 100
|Died: 22 Dec 1928, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN at age 82|
• Note. Census
shows John's parents born in Ireland
• Census, 1900,
Hamilton Co., TN. 1900 Census/Hamilton Co/TN/Series T623/Roll
(This census was taken at the Hamilton Co. Industrial Farm &
School, 26 Jun)
Kallene, John C Head May 1848 52 M 20yrs NY IRE IRE Supt.
Kallene, Louise M Wife Nov 1860 39 M 20yrs CAN CAN CAN Matron
Kallene, Victoria Dau Feb 1881 19 S IL NY CAN Teacher
Kallene, Harold Son May 1884 16 S IL NY CAN Farm Laborer
Kallene, John R Son Sep 1883 16 S IL NY CAN Farm Laborer
District Reform School, 25 Apr 1903, Washington, DC. per
Washington Post, Washington D.C.
Forty-five people were included in the Associated Charities'
party which made afriendly visit of inspection yesterday to the
District Reform School. Theystarted at 1 p.m. from the general
office at 811 G street northwest, under theguidance of Mr. J.C.
Kalleen, superintendent of the Reform School; Mr. Joseph Edward
Roach, of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Mr. Charles F.
Weller, ofthe Associated Charities. Col. Cecil Clay and Mr.
Samuel W. Curriden, of theboard of managers of the Reform
School, joined the party at the street car.
State Home for Boys, 2 Mar 1904, Jamesburg, Middlesex Co., NJ.
per Trenton Times Article, NJ
NEW SUPERINTENDENT AT STATE HOME FOR BOYS
Special to the Times
Jamesburg, Mar 2, John C. Kalleen formerly superintendent of the
Reform School of the District of Columbia at Washington D.C.,
became superintendent of the State Home for Boys at this place
• Census, 1910,
Monroe Township, Middlesex Co., NJ. 1910 Census/Monroe
Kalleen, John C Head W M 64 M NY IRE IRE Superintendent
Kalleen, Louisa M Wife W F 60 M ENG ENG ENG Matron
(This census indicates Louisa gave birth to 5 children of which
only 4 were alive at this time)
Article: Trenton Evening Times, 2 Aug 1915, Jamesburg, Middlesex
Co., NJ. JAMESBURG Aug 2. At the meeting of the Board of
Managers of the State Home for Boys scheduled for tomorrow night
it is expected that a new superintendent to succeed John C.
Kalleen, present head, will be chosen. It is understood that
there are several candidates for the position. Mr. Kalleen was
born in New York City and was educated in the public schools of
that city. He first engaged in institutional work in 1873 at the
Illinois State Reformatory where he was employed as an officer
for several years. His work in Illinois attracted the attention
of the Board of Managers of the Nashville Tenn. Industrial
Institution and he was engaged as Deputy Superintendent and
Financial Officer. He remained in the South for five years.
Mr. Kalleen was sought by another institution in Tennessee when
in need of an executive for a correctional home. He was chosen
head of a new school conducted by religious organizations. To
the system he inaugurated is attributed the success of the
place. His next charge was at the District of Columbia
Industrial Home, Washington, D.C. where he remained for some
years before coming to Jamesburg.
Article: Trenton Evening Times, 18 Sep 1915, Jamesburg,
Middlesex Co., NJ. JAMESBURG
Superintendent John C. Kalleen, of the Home for Boys, spent
Wednesday in New York City on business for the home. He has
decided to sever his connection with the institution Monday and
will leave with Mrs. Kalleen for the South, where he will visit
his son for some time.
• Census, 1920,
Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN.
Chattanooga Times, page 2, 23 Dec 1928. John Coleman Kalleen ,
82, first superintendent of Bonny Oaks School and widely known
for his work in schools throughout the country, passed away at
3:30 Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude
E. Sprague, wife of the Rev. Mr. Sprague, 718 Oak Street. He had
been sick for some time, but recently appeared to be improved.
There was a relapse early yesterday, however, and the end came
several hours later.
Mr. Kalleen was superintendent of Bonny Oaks for several years,
and he was also in charge of the New Jersey State School at
Jamesburg for two years. He was connected with the Government
Industrial School in Washington D.C., for some time. The greater
part of his life was spent in school work, and he was known and
loved by a host of friends here and elsewhere. He was a member
of the Central Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Order. He was
born in New York City.
Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Sprague, this city,
and Mrs. Earl Hensley, of Birmingham; and two sons, James L.
Kalleen, of Indianapolis, Ind., and John Roy Kalleen, of Mobile,
Funeral services will be held from the residence, 718 Oak
Street, at 2:30 Monday afternoon, the Rev. T. S. McCallie
officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills. Funeral
arrangements in charge of Wann's. Pallbearers will be J. B.
Minigan, Grover C. Brown, of Cleveland, J. I. Harrison, of
Cleveland; Herman Ferger, Sr., J. W. Massey and Lucius Alford.
Louisa Laing on 26 May 1875 in Burlington, Canada.100
(Louisa Laing was born about 1854 in Canada.)