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Joseph Cooke Campbell
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Birth: May 5, 1909
Death: Mar. 3, 1990
Kansas, USA

Due to an accident during his birth, Joe Campbell spent his life dealing with cerebral palsy.

He attended a variety of grade schools in an around the Bronson area, usually wherever his sister, Esther, was teaching at the time. He eventually graduated from high school in Fort Scott.

At a time when many disable people were shut away, Joe managed to overcome his disability and go to college, where he won the Sigma Delta Chi National Scholarship award at KU in 1935, where he graduated with a degree in journalism, after changing his major from French.

He joined the local Masonic Lodge in 1930; he was a 4th-generation Mason. As an adult he primarily lived on a farm with his brother George, until they were no longer able to take care of the farm and both moved into the Masonic Home in Wichita in 1961.

Always interested in history, he wrote a family history full of fascinating information about the Campbells. He also wrote "Methodism in Bronson", a history of the Methodist church in his small town.

His interest in history and genealogy inspired similar interests in his nephews and nieces and their children.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Campbell (1860 - 1935)
  Mary Margaret Cooke Campbell (1868 - 1910)
 
 Siblings:
  George Camac Campbell (1885 - 1962)**
  William Roy Campbell (1888 - 1977)**
  Esther Jeanette Campbell Womack (1892 - 1947)**
  Joseph Cooke Campbell (1909 - 1990)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bronson Cemetery
Bronson
Bourbon County
Kansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Misty & Company
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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Joseph Cooke Campbell
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