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John William Campbell, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1893
Meadows
Adams County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1972
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA

Although his family had, and still has, a strong presence in Illinois, John was born in Idaho because his father had accepted an invitation from his half brothers Charles Albert and William Henry Campbell to come to Idaho and work on what would become the famous Circle C Ranch. For whatever reason, John's father and mother returned to Illinois within several years, and John was brought up on the farm in central Illinois.

The 1925 Iowa census found him 31 years old, still single, and working on a farm in Emmet County, Iowa, with a stint in the U.S. Navy and two years of college under his belt. He was apparently also ready to settle down, as the next year he married Charlotte Kracht in Franklin County, Iowa.

John and Lottie found Iowa agreeable, and spent the next 20 years there. Sometime during the Great Depression they moved back to Illinois, probably due to economic conditions. There John did several different kinds of work while they completed their family of five kids:

Patricia Cleo
John William Jr.
Marian Susan
Douglas Elsworth
Julie Diane

John retired in 1959, and where to? To Iowa, of course! 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Walter Edgar Campbell (1869 - 1958)
  Mary Lillian Lyles Campbell (1872 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  Charlotte Campbell (1906 - 1991)*
 
 Children:
  John William Campbell (1929 - 2007)*
  Marian Susan Campbell (1930 - 1969)*
  Douglas Elsworth Campbell (1932 - 2004)*
  Julie Campbell Hendricks (1939 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  John William Campbell (1893 - 1972)
  Ruth Cordelia Campbell Queen (1897 - 2004)*
  Philip Simeon Campbell (1899 - 1975)*
  Ernest Harlan Campbell (1904 - 1934)*
  Grace Campbell Haupt (1908 - 1968)*
  Elsworth Campbell (1914 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery-Grant Township
Franklin County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Maggie
Originally Created by: shawn
Record added: Nov 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16433280
John William Campbell, Sr
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John William Campbell, Sr
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John William Campbell, Sr
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