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John Coleman Kalleen

bulletBorn: May 1846, New York
bulletMarriage: Louisa Laing 26 May 1875, Burlington, Canada 100
bulletDied: 22 Dec 1928, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN at age 82

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Note. Census shows John's parents born in Ireland

Census, 1900, Hamilton Co., TN. 1900 Census/Hamilton Co/TN/Series T623/Roll 1575/pg 276/
(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

Employed: 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.

Employed: State Home for Boys, 2 Mar 1904, Jamesburg, Middlesex Co., NJ. per Trenton Times Article, NJ
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 yesterday.

Census, 1910, Monroe Township, Middlesex Co., NJ. 1910 Census/Monroe TWP/Middlesex/NJ/SeriesT624/Roll898/page117
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)

Newspaper 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.

Newspaper 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.

Obituary: 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, Ala.
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.


John married Louisa Laing on 26 May 1875 in Burlington, Canada.100 (Louisa Laing was born about 1854 in Canada.)


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