|Birth: ||Sep., 1851, Switzerland|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1929|
Christopher Campbell was born in Switzerland. His parents embarked for the United States when he was an infant, and the mother died on board the ship just before landing in New Orleans. The father settled first at Sandy, Jefferson Co., Mo., and his death occurred when Christopher was six years of age. Christopher's real name is Christopher Croft, but after the death of his father he was bound out to John Campbell, who moved to Potosi, Washington Co., Mo., where he kept a hotel. Christopher worked in the hotel, and his educational advantages were very limited, having acquired nearly all of his education since grown. January 20, 1871, he married Mary, daughter of Michael Hurst, who died in the service of the United States during the late war. Seven children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Campbell, of whom five are living, viz:Minnie L., Lula M., George A., Grace and Frederick. Mr. Campbell returned to Jefferson Co in 1865, settling in Joachim Township, and removing to his present farm in 1882. (Note: this is per a history book from Mo.)
The Teague Chronicle
February 15, 1929
Aged Teague Citizen Passes Away Quietly
Shortly after daybreak last Friday morning C. C. Campbell, aged 85 years and 18 days passed quietly into the great beyond. Two years ago Mr. Campbell suffered an attack of paralysis and for the past eighteen months had been confined in bed at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Maupin. On account of his advanced age, it was beyond his strength to withstand the lingering illness.
Funeral services were conducted by pastor J. C. Byars at the First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and at 3:00 o'clock the remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery beside of that of his wife and daughter who died several years ago.
Mr. Campbell moved with his family to Teague from De Soto, Mo, about 1912. For many years he was a watchman at the shops of the Trinity & Brazos Valley railway, but was obliged to retire a few years ago on account of failing strength.
Mr. Campbell is survived by seven sons and daughters as follows: Mrs. J. D. Maupin, Teague; Mrs. O. T. Maupin, Waco; G. A. Campbell, Teague; Mrs. O. Gideon and Mrs. Jim King, Dallas; Miss Grace Campbell, Dallas, and Fred Campbell; Teague, besides a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
(Note: Other children that are not buried in Greenwood Cemetery: Pearl G. Campbell Gideon, Okla. and Neva Bee Campbell King, Texas.)
Mary Hurst Campbell (1854 - 1924)
Minnie Louise Campbell Maupin (1871 - 1940)*
Lula Mable Campbell Maupin (1876 - 1965)*
George A Campbell (1879 - 1953)*
Grace Gloria Campbell (1881 - 1966)*
Fred Strike Campbell (1886 - 1951)*
Dymple Alice Campbell (1897 - 1923)*
Note: C. C. Campbell's death certificate says death date was Feb. 8, 1929 and his obit is from 1929 newspaper so the cemetery stone date is incorrect.
Created by: Billie Bournias
Record added: Feb 22, 2009
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