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Dr William Armstead Campbell, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1856
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1929
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA


Dr. William Armstead Campbell, practicing at Colorado Springs, was born on a farm near Eaton. Ohio, on the 1st of December, 1856, a son of Jehu Bennett and Alzina (Huffman) Campbell. His paternal grandfather, William Campbell, migrated from Delaware to Ohio in 1826. His father, Jehu Bennett Campbell, was born in Delaware and moved with his parents to Ohio, where he grew to manhood and married Alzina Huffman.

Dr. Campbell, of this review, acquired his early education in the public schools near his birthplace and in the high school at Eaton, Ohio, from which institution he graduated in June, 1875. He then became a teacher in the public schools and while thus engaged devoted his leisure hours to reading medicine. He entered the Ohio Medical College in the fall of 1878 and was graduated therefrom on the 2nd of March, 1880. He located for the practice of his profession in Eaton, Ohio, where he opened an office on the 14th of May, 1880. He remained here for ten years, during which period he met with success in his professional work, but the west beckoned to him, and in the spring of 1890 he left Ohio for Colorado, reaching Colorado Springs on the 23d of May. Through the intervening period covering twenty-eight years, he has here resided. Believing his calling an exalted one and worthy of the kindliest feeling from all the community he has devoted his time wholly to its practice. Imbued with a most earnest desire to make his professional activity of the greatest worth to his patients, he has from time to time taken post graduate work in famous institutions of the country. He was a post graduate student in Chicago in 1890; in New York in 1897: in Vienna. Berlin and London in 1904, and at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minnesota, in 1906. He engages in the general practice of medicine and surgery. If success is gauged by earnestness in his profession, a desire to become efficient in his calling and the high esteem of his clientele, his reward must be pronounced.

On the 22d of April, 1880, in Eaton, Ohio. Dr. Campbell was united in marriage to Minnie Adelaide Surface. They have two children living: Grace, who is the wife of Dr. Homer C. Moses, of Colorado Springs: and William A., Jr., who is now a student in Johns Hopkins Medical College.

Fraternally Dr. Campbell is connected with the Masons, Elks and Knights of Pythias. As a diversion in his medical work and a desire to extend the teachings he has been very active in the various Masonic bodies. He was made a Mason on the 12th of July, 1892: received the Capitular degrees in 1902; the order of Christian Knighthood in 1903; the Cryptic Rite in 1907; the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite to the thirty-second degree in 1901; and was made a Knight Commander. Court of Honor, in 1915. He is a past officer of all the local bodies and also past master of Kadosh of Colorado Consistory, No. 1. He is also a past grand priest of Colorado and a past grand master of the council.

His love for and interest in Masonic work and in the principles it exemplifies are a part of his life. The handsome Masonic Temple in Colorado Springs is a monument to his genius and to his untiring devotion to the craft. His life is an exemplification of the highest standards of Masonry, presenting a recognition and observance of the highest ethical, Christian rules.

Dr. Campbell's political endorsement is given to the men and measures of the Republican Party. He has been too busy a man professionally to take an active part in politics but he never fails to vote. He is best known as a physician and surgeon. He holds membership in the American Medical Association, the American Climatological Association, the American Therapeutic Society (member of the Council), the Mississippi Valley Medical Association, the Colorado State Society, the El Paso County Society (ex-president of the latter two) and the Solly Tuberculosis Society. He is a courteous genial gentleman, whose ways are those of refinement, and whose worth no man can question.

From: The History of Colorado (1919)
Courtesy of Find A Grave contributor Ron West 
Family links: 
  Jehu B. Campbell (1823 - 1894)
  Alzina Huffman Campbell (1827 - 1914)
  Minnie Adelaide Surface Campbell (1860 - 1922)*
  Grace Campbell Moses (1881 - 1973)*
  William Armstead Campbell (1897 - 1986)*
  Zipora Campbell (1849 - 1934)*
  Nancy Lavina Campbell Webb (1852 - 1929)*
  William Armstead Campbell (1856 - 1929)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried with his wife, Minnie A.
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 57
Created by: Ami
Record added: Sep 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29649102
Dr William Armstead Campbell, Sr
Added by: Ron West
Dr William Armstead Campbell, Sr
Added by: Ami
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