1913 3

Joseph ("Joe") Gregory McCall (May 9, 1879* – February 16, 1948) ran a tailoring business specializing in women's clothes ("ladies' tailor"). His shop was at different locations over the years, most notably at 597 - 15th St. c.1913-1918, 3 and at 14th and Webster c.1922.

In 1911, his shop was in the Phelan Building in San Francisco. 4

1922 ad1922 ad1911 ad

detail of 1914 Hotel Savoy photo
McCall's shop is on the corner
Courtesy Tim Sanchez

The McCalls lived at 432 - 37th St. 1,5 McCall's wife Ettie Emlay (McCall) died December 22, 1947 of a heart attack while driving across the Bay Bridge. 5 Joseph died at home less than 2 months later on February 16, 1948, also of a heart attack. 1 The McCalls are buried together in buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. 2

* The year of McCall's birth is unclear. His grave marker says 1880 2; his obituary implies c.1885 1; and the California Death Record and his WWII draft card say May 9, 1879.

Links and References

  1. Tailor Follows Wife In Death of Stroke Oakland Tribune February 17, 1948
  2. Joseph G. McCall on FindAGrave.com
  3. Popularity Cause For Expansion Oakland Tribune November 2, 1913
  4. ad Oakland Tribune September 3, 1911
  5. Woman Killed, Another Injured in Bridge Crash Oakland Tribune December 22, 1947