|Peter Stewart Campbell|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1941|
Van Buren County
The Hartford Day Spring, April 2, 1941
FORMER BASEBALL STAR DIES HERE
Peter Stewart Campbell, 72, who in the heyday of his career was famed as the best shortstop in the eastern baseball leagues, died Friday at the county hospital east of town. He had resided for several months in an apartment over the Wilkinson plumbing shop, which he shared with Frank DeHaven.
He was stricken acutely ill Friday morning and removed to the hospital, but died a few minutes after his arrival there.
Campbell was connected with baseball during his entire life until age forced him from the game. For several years he played league ball with Kansas City, Mo., teams.
Following his retirement he came to Lawrence and made his home there until four years ago when illness directed his footsteps to the county hospital and infirmary east of Hartford. There he made the acquaintance of Mr. DeHaven, retired north Hartford farmer, who was a patient at the hospital. Campbell never married and DeHaven is a widower. When both were sufficiently recovered at the hospital, they came to this village and established a mutual home in ___ over the Wilkinson shop, where they lived frugally on old age assistance checks.
Campbell was born in Kansas. His parents came from Scotland. The only surviving relative is a brother, Robert S. Campbell of Chicago, who was called here by his death and arranged for funeral services which were held at the Zuver & Calvin chapel Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Thomas Poliard, Methodist pastor, officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery.
Maple Hill Cemetery
Van Buren County
Created by: K. Clinard
Record added: Oct 05, 2011
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