It was necessary for him to hire a housekeeper. About two years after his wife’s passing, he hires Marion Hutchinson to care for his home and family. A year later on 13 January 1873, Calvin and Marion Hutchinson were married. Calvin thought that since officers were watching the Mormons to see that they did not marry in polygamy that they had better be married by the Justice of the Peace, so that they might have a certificate of marriage in case any trouble should arise, certificates were not given in the Endowment House. The Salt Lake Temple has not yet been finished. About two and one half years after their first baby, David was born, they went to the Endowment house, where they were married. That made all of the children, except David, Born under the Covenant. It was not until David went to the temple, before going on a mission, to the Southern Sates, that they went and had him sealed to them. To this union was born 12 children. David born 15 January,1875; Thomas Hardy born 10 December 1876; Agnes born 14 December 1878, and died at the age of thirteen months; Beniah born 29 November 1880; John Andrew born 25 September 1883; Jacob Archie born 24 October 1885; Mary Melissa born 23 February 1888; James Ira born 13 March 1890 and died at the age of three years; Stella Almira born 8 March 1892; William Riley born 6 October 1894: Austin Marion born 21 Nov 1896: and Mable born 30 April 1899.
Calvin was associated with the Indians a great deal during his life and learned to speak their language. In fact his pet name for Mable was “Poosie” an Indian Expression. Just three days before he passed away, when Mable gave him a drink of water, he looked up at her and said, “My Poosie”. That was his last word to her and he went into a coma shortly after.