James J. Metcalfe - Family and Later Life

Family and Later Life

Metcalfe and his wife Lillian Hammer Metcalfe had 3 children: Donald, James, and Kristina Marie. The Metcalfe family lived in Chicago, Dallas, and California. In his later years, Metcalfe delighted in retelling, not merely the poems for which he had become famous, but also stories of his FBI and reporter days, including his experiences with several notorious American mobsters. The Metcalfe's lived for several years in a modest ranch house in Dallas, which Metcalfe referred to as "the house that poems built."

Metcalfe died in March 1960, at the age of 53.

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