Obit: Campbell, William (1836 - 1918)

Transcriber:  Stan


----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 04/06/1918

Campbell, William (16 SEP 1836 - 30 MAR 1918)

William Campbell, a resident of this village and vicinity since 1881, died at his home last Saturday morning at 8:15, after about an hour's illness. He had been at work around his home and yard during the day, getting things in readiness for spring, and retired feeling as well as usual. During the night he complained of severe pains and was administered to by his wife. He felt relieved for a short time, and she thought he was better, but the end came suddenly before medical assistance arrived.

Mr. Campbell was one of the few remaining old soldiers of this vicinity, serving for four years in the Civil War. He, with three brothers, enlisted in the early part of the war in Illinois regiments. He enlisted as a private in Co. I., 45th Illinois Volunteer Infantry at Waukegan. The regiment was organized in Galena, and served for a time under Grant. In the latter part of the war he was with Sherman's army on its famous march tot he sea. Mr. Campbell was not given to bragging over his army service, but he was an interesting talker when a few friends gathered around to hear his experiences. He was also a great reader, and since the beginning of the war in Europe, he has followed events there with much interest.

William Campbell was born in Utica, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1836. His parents moved to Illinois when he was sixteen, and later to Vernon Co., Wis., settling at DeSoto, where he came after the war. He was twice married, having seven children by his first wife, one of whom, Mrs. J. C. Johnson, resides here. After the death of his wife, Mr. Campbell was married to Mrs. Mary Calkins at Chippewa Falls, where he had lived for some time. This marriage occurred in 1880. He is survived by his widow, one sister and one brother, besides the family of children.

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell moved to this vicinity in 1881, from Chippewa Falls, having first settled at Nettleton's Corners and later came into town. He was engaged in the lumbering work that was the principal occupation in those days. He served the town as supervisor and also was road superintendent. At one time he received several votes for probate judge, and the title of "Judge" was from that time a name that was bestowed upon him by his intimate friends.

On Tuesday afternoon the funeral services were held at the home, and were attended by a large number of old friends of the deceased, Rev. Pow officiated, and burial was in the Mentor Cemetery. During the hours of the services the business places of the village were closed as a mark of respect. Relatives from away to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Hunter of Cloquet, Minn., Mrs. Hunter being a daughter of Mrs. Campbell.




Re: Obit: Campbell, William (1836 - 1918)
Contact:  E. Kimmel 

Interested in knowing more about this individual and his first wife. Possibly he is the missing link in our family.


Re: Obit: Campbell, William (1836 - 1918)

Transcriber: Ann


E Kimmel, I have been researching the family of William Campbell (1836-1918) for a number of years. Perhaps we could exchange information. Ann



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