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David Camp
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1834
Elysburg
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1915
Mount Carmel
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

David Camp, son of Benjamin Camp (1798- 1870) and Magdalena Mary Hinkel (1801-1858). One of Mount Carmel's early settlers and builders and an influential and active citizen, he began his living as a carpenter with his father, later becoming a merchant and moving to Centralia and then to Mt. Carmel in 1872. He began a shovel factory and lumber business and then again to the general store where he became very successful. Known for his great marksman skill in hunting, he restocked the area around Mt. Carmel with game and supplied many a poor table with meat. Responsible for building solid homes in the building boom of Mt. Carmel and for that effort a section called Camptown was named after him. Organizer of the Mt. Carmel Iron Works, and the Mt. Carmel Banking Co.(Union National ) and the Anthracite Fire Co. Served on the Mt. Carmel Council, he was active in the welfare of the poor , and entered into the political arena in various capacities. Lived a full and active life till a fall in 1913 began his decline in health and his death in 1915. Married in 1852, first to Lavina Persing (1835-1858) son's, Edward A. (1855-1946), and Robert E. (1857-1937). Married 2nd. in 1861 to Lavina's sister, Phebe Persing (1838-1918). Children: 1. Ida F. (1862-1932) married Robert Davis. 2. Tillie Jane (1864-1865). 3. Joseph C. (1866-1943) married to Elizabeth Blendall, they moved to the Detroit, MI area.. 4. Mary (1869-1870) 5. Lacy (1871-1879) 6. Stella (1874-1943) she married to John H. Griffiths 7. Abraham L. (1876-1879) . 8. George W. (1876-1964) married 1st to Sarah C. Williams, 2nd Virginia Ryan. 9. May (1877-1976) married to the Rev. Harry N. Foulk. 10. Carrie Bessie (1880-1970) married James L. Manney. 11. Garfield S. (1884-1965) married to Stella M. Haas.. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Lavina Persing Camp (1835 - 1858)
  Phoebe Persing Camp (1839 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Ida F Camp Davis (1862 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Mount Carmel
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 6, Row 1
 
Created by: Carrie Campbell
Record added: May 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90748366
David Camp
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David Camp
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David Camp
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Although We Never Met, I Thought Of You Today David.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jan. 18, 2014
In memory of my GreatGrandfather, John Stine's, best friend and the father-in-law of my Great Aunt Elizabeth Stine who married his son Robert. To a life well-lived and full of charity. Camptown is still there in Mt. Carmel. You are remembered. ~ Hettie
- S M
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
 
 
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