Obit: Campbell, Elizabeth (1852 - 1919)

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Surnames: CAMPBELL CURNES

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 10/23/1919

Campbell, Elizabeth (26 OCT 1852 - 12 OCT 1919)

Elizabeth Curnes was born on a farm in Pike Co., Ill., Oct. 26, 1852; was married to James Campbell in Denver, Colo., Aug. 5, 1872. The were pioneers of Altamont, N.D.?; traveled much; lived in many towns and cities of the United States, among them: Junction City, Kan.; Denver and Golden City, Colo.; Chicago, Ill.; Milwaukee, Black River Falls and Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.; lived in the latter place for 26 years, the longest of any one place during their married life, and two years ago came from there to St. Cloud, Fla., in hopes of improving the health of Mrs. Campbell, who had been an invalid for several years prior to their coming here; but though she was free from pain most of the time while here, she suffered intensely during the last five weeks of her life, bearing it with cheerful fortitude. She was not a member of any church, but with her husband, was a believer in the doctrine of Unitarianism.

She was a great lover of nature's beauties, especially of birds and flowers, and was fond of raising the matter, of which she was always liberal, giving them freely of all who appreciated them. When in health she was a successful poultry raiser. She was a member of the W.C.T.U. and wan active member of that noble order; was an officer in the W.R. C. for many years. All who knew her relied on her as a true friend, and she was a faithful and loving wife in every sense of the word.

The bereaved husband, who is a dear comrade and good citizen, has the sympathy of all. Others who mourn the departure of Sister Campbell are: an aged brother, who is an inmate of the Kansas National Soldiers' home; many nephews and nieces in Iowa, Kansas and Colorado; and many of her firneds are sad because of the loss of one they loved. There were no children.

The life of the departed was so clean, pure and loving as to leave an assurance of due reward.

Her death occurred at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 1919.

The funeral service was held in the G. A. R. auditorium at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 13, the W. R. C., Rev. Kenney as minister, and the body rests in Mt. Peace Cemetery. Eiselstein Brothers were the undertakers. (The St. Cloud Tribune, St. Cloud, Fla.)

 

 


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