Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Callary is an associate professor of English at Northern Illinois University. Biography: Callary is an associate professor of English at Northern Illinois University and editor emeritus of Names: A Journal of Onomastics. He is the editor of several books on naming, including Place Names in the Midwestern United States and Surnames, Nicknames, Placenames and Epithets in America: Essays in the Theory of Names.
|Place names in the midwestern United States
ISBN: 0773477233 OCLC: 44026254 Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, N.Y. : ©2000.
|Place names of Illinois /
ISBN: 0252033566 OCLC: 785781208 University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©2009. "This comprehensive guide illuminates how the history and culture of Illinois are embedded in the names of its towns, cities, and other geographical features. Edward Callary unearths the origins of names of nearly three thousand Illinois communities and the circumstances surrounding their naming and renaming."