Dr. Parker Cromwell Kalloch
Son of Robert Mero Kalloch & Olive Jane Cromwell
Grandson of
Dea. Mero Kalloch


Dr. Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Sr.,
with his 2nd. wife, Florence Davant (Lawton) Kalloch
ca. 1935

Dr. Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Sr.'s father, Captain Robert Mero Kalloch was a merchant ship captain, and his ship, the bark (or barque) Olive Jane, bound for New York from Bordeaux with a mixed cargo valued at $43,208 including 40 casks of wine, was intercepted by the Confederate cruiser/raider CSS Alabama on 21 Feb 1863.  All aboard were removed to the Alabama and the Olive Jane was sunk leaving Captain Kalloch with nothing but his clothes and his watch.  The chase and capture are detailed in published documents relating to the history of the Alabama.  According to family tradition, the money to pay for Dr. Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Sr.'s, medical education came from the insurance proceeds resulting from the loss of the Olive Jane.

Parker's obituary, Brother Robert's page


Loyer (Kalloch) McDaniel
Daughter of Dr. Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Sr.)

Dr. Solon Eugene McDaniel
(Loyer's husband)

Col. Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Jr.
Son of Dr. Parker C. Kalloch, Sr.)

Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Jr.
Hero of the WWI Battle of the Meuse-Argonne
 Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

KALLOCH, PARKER C., JR., Major, U.S. Army, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918.  Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Parker C. Kalloch, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montrebeau Woods, France, September 29, 1918.  Major Kalloch, although wounded, and scarcely able to walk, personally organized and led an attack against a superior force at Exermont in the face of heavy artillery and intense machine-gun fire.  His extraordinary courage and utter disregard for personal safety were an inspiration to his entire command.  General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919.  Home Town: Portland, ME

Eunice (Gronvold) Kalloch
 Wife of Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Jr.
Active member of numerous civic organizations

EUNICE KALLOCH  - Eunice (Constance Gronvold) Kalloch was born in 1908 in North Dakota.  She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree in geography from Clark University in Massachusetts.  She taught geography at all levels and worked for the Pentagon with U.S. Army Intelligence.  Kalloch moved to Albuquerque in 1945 and was an active member of numerous civic organizations.  She chaired several organizations including the Civic Beautification Committee of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce; the City Parks and Recreation Board; Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Inc.; the Bernalillo County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; and the Hostess Committee for the International Science Fair. She was President of the Albuquerque Branch and the State Division of the American Association of University Women.  Her interest in health issues led to positions as State Advisor on Women's Activities for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and Director of Volunteers at Bernalillo County Medical Center.  She also campaigned for a New Mexico Pure Food and Drug Bill.  In the political arena, she was a member of the New Mexico Statehood Commemoration Commission; the League of Women Voters; and the Albuquerque Bicentennial Commission.  In recognition of her achievements, Mrs. Kalloch received "The Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award, " the "Distinguished Public Service Award, " "The National Award from Keep America Beautiful, " and was honored as "Headliner for 1963" by Theta Sigma Phi journalism fraternity. In 1973, Governor Bruce King declared "Eunice Kalloch Day" in New Mexico, and in 1978 Mayor David Rusk named an Albuquerque park in her honor. (This biography is from "The University of New Mexico, General Library Center for Southwest Research".)

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