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Capt William Campbell

Capt William Campbell

Submitted by : Beverly Negelein



Capt William Campbell was born Nov. 4,1840 Indianapolis Indiana. 1853 he accompanied his parents to Guthrie County in Western Iowa.
Capt William Campbell, served in The 4th Iowa Infantry. In 1891-92 Capt. Campbell served in the upper house of the territorial council. William was a lawyer. He was appointed by Governor Steele as one of the three commissioners to select the site for a college, for the newly opened Oklahoma. William died December 4,1919.


Capt William Campbell was born Nov. 4, 1840 Indianapolis Indiana. One of eleven children born to Hugh and Cynthia (Kimberly) Campbell. 1853 he accompanied his parents to Guthrie County in Western Iowa.
William enlisted in June 1861, in Company C, Fourth Iowa Infantry. He took part in 27 battles besides many skirmishes.
One of those being Pea Ridge, March 6,7, & 8, 1862
For a more indepth look at Captain Campbell’s military record refer to PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD Page 399
Captain Campbell came to Oklahoma in December, 1899.locating Northeast quarter of section 14, township 19, range 2, Logan County. He had filled a soldier’s declaratory in July by attorney.
In 1891-92 Capt. Campbell served in the upper house of the territorial council. William was a lawyer. He was appointed by Governor Steele as one of the three commissioners to select the site for a college, for the newly opened Oklahoma. William died December 4,1919.
Booth Bertha and William were active in the Congregational Church. Bertha supported a missionary in a foreign field.

See Bertha Hastings Campbell wife of William.


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