Journalist, writer, editor. Born– October 1, 1883. Parents– Arigan Elia and Mary McMillian Calloway. Married– Effie Pierce, October 21, 1914. Worked as reporter and editor for the Birmingham Ledger and the Birmingham News.  Wrote about 400 stories, novelettes, and serials, published in  Hollands, Country Gentleman, All Story, the Chicago Tribune, and other magazines and newspapers. Wrote more than three thousand stories for a bedtime feature which ran in the Birmingham News. Wrote feature acts for the Neil O’Brien Minstrels for four years. During the 1920s and 1930s started and headed the Birmingham News-Age-Herald short story department in which he purchased and published stories from young writers. Instructed and encouraged many young writers in that capacity. Worked with oratorical contests in the State and began a book exchange which supplied books to schools throughout the state. Member of the Loafers Club, a Birmingham literary society active in the 1920s.  Died April 7, 1948.


Birmingham News-Age-Herald, June 4, 1939;


A.B.C.s of Short Story Writing. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Pub. Co., 1932.