Calvin James Ault
- Born: 17 Apr 1852, McConnells Grove, Waddams Township, Stephenson County, Illinois
- Marriage: Lillie M. Hall about 1887
- Died: 31 May 1913, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas at age 61
- Buried: 7 Jun 1913, Graceland Cemetery, Madison, Lake County, South Dakota
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1860, Illinois, Stephenson County, Waddams Township, New Pennsylvania Post Office, Roll 230 Book 1, Page 294. Age 8 yrs. Attending school.
• Census, 1865, Illinois State Census Collection, Stephenson County, Waddams Township.
10 yrs & Under - Male-2 (James & George), Female-2 (Martha & Laura)
Between 10yrs & Under 20 yrs - Male-3 (Cyrus & James Calvin) , Female-1 (Mary E.)
Between 20 yrs & Under 30 yrs - Male-1 (William Henry Ault), Female-0
Between 30 yrs & Under 40 yrs - Male-0, Female-1 (Lucy (Laraw) Ault)
• Census, 1870, Illinois, Stephenson County, Waddams Township, Roll 275 Book 1, Page 352b. Age 19 yrs. At home, attended school within the year.
• Military Service, 1879-1882. U.S. Army Register of Enlistments
Enlisted in the US Army October 3, 1879 at Fort Randall DT (Dakota Territory) by Lt. Smith.
Born: McConnells Grove, Ill.
Age of Enlistment: 26
Hair: Lt. Brown
Height:5' 7 1/2"
Assignment: 1 Inf.
Discharged August 28, 1882 at Fort Grant AZ for disability. A Private, character good.
The Fort Randall Military Post was established in 1856 to help keep peace on the frontier. It was located on the south side of the Missouri River in South Dakota, just below the present site of the Fort Randall Dam. The site for the fort was selected in 1856 by General William S. Harney. The fort served as a major navigation link on the river and operated for 36 years. It was named for Colonel Daniel Randall, a career Army officer who also served as Deputy Paymaster General of the Army
Its strategic location along the Missouri River made it a key fort in two lines of western frontier defense. It was the last link in a chain of forts protecting the overland route along the Platte River. It was also the first fort in a chain of forts on the upper Missouri River. The most important mission assigned to the soldiers of Fort Randall was to mount expeditions which would discipline the many Indian tribes on the plains, primarily the Teton Sioux.
After playing an important part in the Indian Wars, Fort Randall closed in 1892.
Fort Grant, located in the U.S. state of Arizona, is a state prison and a former U.S. Army fort.
Fort Grant began its life as an Old West fort in Arizona Territory, built in 1860 at Aravaipa Canyon as "Old Camp Grant."
In 1872, the U.S. Army fort was relocated to the southwestern slope of Graham Mountain in what is now Graham County. The fort was strategically placed so as to protect settlers who were constantly harassed by Apache warriors. It played a prominent role in the Apache Wars of the 1880s. It was repurposed in 1900 as a staging point for soldiers going to the Philippines to fight the Spanish-American War.
Fort Grant was abandoned in 1905 by the Army, which transferred all troops to Fort Huachuca and left the fort unoccupied except for a caretaker . In 1912, Arizona gained statehood, and the fort was occupied by the FortGrant State Industrial School, which modernized most of the buildings.
In 1968, the state of Arizona officially assigned the site to the Department of Corrections, and in 1973 Fort Grant became a state prison for male convicts. In 1997 the prison became a unit of an Arizona State Prison complex headquartered in Safford.
The main road to and from Fort Grant is Arizona State Route 266 . There is an abandoned general-aviation airport, Angel Field, immediately south of the prison.
• Newspaper Article: The Daily Journal and Republican, 15 Apr 1884, Freeport, Stephenson County, Ilinois. BUCKEYE - (From our own Correspondent.)
April fool's day came and left the usual number of candidates that were
so social before election. The delegates to the State Convention are now
the favored ones, April has almost in the country become notorious as moving day. Zack Liebhart moved to Freeport. John Fox sold his farm to
A. C. Newcomer of Freeport, a son in-law of Ephram Hockman of Buckeye.
Mr. Fox moves to Cedarville. R. S. Courier, a former village boy, is visiting
friends. Cal Ault is on his way home again and will arrive about May
first. Mr. Wm. Fauver, at one time hotel keeper in Cedarville, was buried
last week. Luther Angle is convalesing very slowly. Joe S. Keck ia up and
around again. Henry Ruebondall farms the old Boals farm. The many
friends of Mrs. Rev. Irwin will be pained to hear of her serious illness--
commencing last December. Miss Clara Luts has started home. Miss
Lola Doebler, of Rockford, is the guest of Mrs. Turner Clingman. Rev. J. W.
Parkhillk will be ortiained and installed in the Presbyterian Church at Dakota,
Tueaday afternoon and in the Cedarville church in the evening of same day, April 29. Dr. Thompson is confined to his home with a bad cold. Have you made any garden; if not you are too late. The Union Easter service by the Sabbath schools of Cedarville, Easter evening, was a very enjoyable
affair. The floral decorations for the occasion by the ladies, added pleasantly to the occasion. The address by Rev. Packhill, was well received by an attentive audience. Mr. Parr, of Gibson City, is visiting his son, L. B. Parr, of Harlem.
• Census, 1895, Kansas State Census Collection, Ford County, Dodge City, Image 19 of 97. Age 37 yrs.
Where from to Kansas, naming state or territory of United States, or country, if a foreigner: Illinois
Profession, occupation, or trade of each person, male or female, 10 years and over: Locomotive Foreman.
• Newspaper Article: The Daily Journal, 2 Sep 1896, Freeport, Stephenson County, Ilinois. CEDARVILLE, Ill.,Sept. 1 - Calvin Ault and wife, of Dodge City, Kansas, were visitors in the village last week.
• Census, 1900, Kansas, Ford County, Dodge City, Ward 2, Page 68. Age 41 yrs., married 13 yrs.
129 Avenue F
Dodge City, Kansas 67801
• Census, 1910, Kansas, Ford County, Dodge City, Ward 2, Roll 439 Book 2, Page 86a, Calvin Ault. Age 52 yrs, married 23 yrs., Engineer, Railroad.
707 Avenue F,
Dodge City, KS 67801-5120
• Obituary: Dodge City Journal, Friday, June 6, 1913.
J. Calvin Ault, Santa Fe engineer died at the hospital Saturday night.
Two years ago Mr. Ault suffered from appendicitis, and his death at this time was the result of a complication following the operation at the time. The old engineer became ill on Thursday and went to the hospital where an operation was performed, but his vitality was exhausted and he could not recover.
The funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. s. M. Van Cleve conducting the services. For years this faithful worker had been a member of the Masonic Fraternity and its associated society, the Order of Eastern Star. These two bodies attended the funeral rites, and the impressive ceremonies of the Masonic fraternity concluded the service. The body was taken to the Santa Fe under escort of the Lodge and was taken to Madison, South Dakota, for burial.
J. Calvin Ault was born April 24, 1852, and was 61 years of age. For thirty years he has been in the employ of the Santa Fe, the last twenty years at Dodge City. Mr. Ault is survived by his widow. Wm. Ault, of Ionia, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. John Hall and Mrs. Preston, brother and sister of Mrs. Ault, came for the funeral.
Calvin married Lillie M. Hall, daughter of John Hall and Mary Ann Blake, about 1887. (Lillie M. Hall was born in Jun 1862 in England, died on 24 Aug 1924 and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Madison, Lake County, South Dakota.)