SANTA BARBARA, May 6.Rear-Admiral Bowman H. McCalla, retired, died suddenly of apoplexy at 3:30 oclock this morning at his home in this city. He had not been ill and the fatal attack was unexpected. His wife and three daughters were at his bedside when the end came.
Rear-Admiral McCalla was retired on June 19, 1906 and came to Santa Barbara to spend his declining years, purchasing here a beautiful home. He took a foremost part in municipal affairs.
Funeral services will be held here Sunday afternoon. The body will be taken to Los Angeles and cremated.
Rear-Admiral McCalla was
born at Camden, N.J., in 1844, entering the navy in 1861. His services
during his almost thirty-
His last active service
in the navy was as commandant of the naval training station at Mare Island,
Cal., and of the navy yard there.
For information about Admiral McCalla, read:
Bowman Hendry McCalla, a Fighting Sailor, by Paolo E. Coletta. Washington, D.C. : University Press of America, ©1979. 210 pp.
New Navy and New Empire: the Life and Times of John Grimes Walker, a dissertation by Daniel Howard Wicks. 1979.