March - 6 - Fall of Alamo.


January - 4 - Isaac Yaro Chinski born "in Gresen, Polish Germany; orphaned in infancy; early years spent in Murfreesboro, TN."


August - 6 - Harriet Boggs Chinski was born "in Pontiac, Miss., and was a daughter of Dr. James (?) Coleman Boggs and Elizabeth Pegues (?) Boogs, at an early age she moved with her family to Leona, Leon County, TX."

December - 29 - Texas wadmitted as the 28th state of the Union, thus ending its brief nine year history as an independent nation.


April - 25 - The War with Mexico started on April 25th when Mexican troops crossed into Texas and ambushed an American patrol. General Zachary Taylor and his troops defeated a Mexican force on May 8th at the Battle of Palo Alto. The United States issued a formal declaration of war on May 13th. The war was formally ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848.


Isaac Chinski "settled in Leon County, TX, where he became involved in the mercantile business and later in planting."


The City of Navasota was established when Houston and Texas Central Railroad built through.


April - 13 - Civil War Begins

September - 26 - "He was married to Harriet Cornelia Boggs, daughter ot Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Boggs; on the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Chinski volunteered and with Gould's Batallion, took part in early Confederate Struggles. He was at Arkansas Post at the fall, and then was sent by the Confederate Government, because of broken health, resulting from the hardships incident to the engagement, to Matamoros, Mexico, as a purchasing agent for the government. These trips were made overland, accompanied by faithful slaves."


November - 13 - Clarence Chinski born in Redland in Leon County.


April - 14 - Lincoln Assasinated.

May - 13 - Civil War Ends.

"After the War, in 1865, Mr. Chinski moved to Navasota, TX, then the terminal point of the railroad, and a small village. He purchased his home, and with his family, resided on the same spot for more than 50 years. During this time he engaged in banking, planting, and mercantile business."

"They were among the pioneer settlers of Navasota, having come to the city when the H.&T.C. Railroad had its terminus at Millican."

"It was a custom of Mrs. Chinski's each year at Christmas to prepare stockings for small negro children, for the children of white persons who had been unfortunate, and to remember the aged and infirm. At an early age she united with the Baptist church."


September - 21 - Margaret Chinksi, daughter of Isaac and Harriet Chinski, mother of my maternal Grandfather, born in Navasota, TX


May - 8 - Adolph Alva Chinski, son of Isaac and Harriet Chinski, born.


September 12 - John Richa Born, father of Mattie Dorothy Richa White Callaway


Fred White born - Step-father of Mattie White Callaway


January - 19 - Edith Victoria Hutchinson born, Mother of Mattie White Callaway


September - 12 - John Henry Richa, father of my maternal Grandmother, born.


May - 27 - Clarence Leon Callaway, my Grandfather, born. He was the son of James Milton Callaway and Margaret Chinski.



- 25 - Adolph Alva Chinski dies.

- 28 - World War I begins.


April - 6 - United States declares war on Germany.


January - 18 - World War I ends.

June - 10 - "[Isaac Chinski's] health began to give way after the death of his eldest son, Clarence Chinski, which occured on 6/10/1919."

August - "In August he was taken to Hot Springs in hopes of recuperating his lost strength, but had to be brought home.

September - 26 - "On 9/26/1919, Mr. and Mrs. Chinski celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary." Of this union there were born ten children, sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

October - 19 - Isaac Chiski died on 10/19/1919. He was a charter member of the Masons and the funeral was under the direction of that Order. He was 79 years old. 

Issac Yaro Chinski Obituary


November - 12 - Harriet Boggs Chinski died. She was 81 years old. She is buried in the Oakland Cemetary.

1939 - Baldridge Callaway, brother of my Grandfather, dies.


November - 14 - Margaret Chinksi Callaway dies. Buried in Dallas in Grove Hill Cemetary in Oak Cliff.


April 6 - Clarence Callaway named Chief of Dr. Pepper operations.