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Thomas Wallace "Tommy" Campbell
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Birth: May 19, 1917
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1936
Gallatin County
Montana, USA

Unable to swim when he stepped into a deep hole in the Gallatin River Sunday afternoon, Thomas Wallace Campbell, 19, preliminary fighter from near Manhattan, drowned before he could be rescued.

Campbell, one of several at a picnic on the east side of the Gallatin a short distance above the Cameron Bridge, was wading in the stream for coolness. He was unable to swim and apparently did not know of the hole formed in the main channel by the entrance of a side channel when water is high. There is no water in the side channel at the present time but the hole which the two form is about 14 feet deep.

When Campbell stepped into it and began to flounder two youths noticed him from the bridge. They were Everett Edsall, 14, and Charles Huffman, 17. Neither was able to swim but they attempted to rescue him from their horses, with ropes.

Others nearby were summoned but Campbell had already gone down for the last time and they were unable to get him out of the water. They were Eugene Hyatt, Jock O'Connell and H. J. Rodenburg.

Sheriff Lovitt I. Westlake was summoned from Bozeman and Dr. Harve Stanchfield from Manhattan. The doctor, first on the scene, dove just once and brought up the body, but artificial respiration, in which all aided, was unsuccessful, and the body was taken to Manhattan where funeral services will be held this (Tuesday) morning at 10:30 o'clock. The services will be at the Catholic Church.

Justice of the Peach H. W. Axtell, as acting coroner, was summoned to the scene and after questioning witnesses announced there would be no inquest.

Thomas Wallace Campbell was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Campbell, farmers near the Heeb School. He graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1936.

Besides his father and mother he is survived by two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Margaret Westerfield, Billings; Miss Eileen Campbell of Manhattan; James Campbell of Manhattan and Ernest Campbell of Manhattan.

Published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ~ July 21, 1936
Family links: 
  Thomas O Campbell (1884 - 1965)
  Ouida Cora Curtis Campbell (1888 - 1969)
  Mary Campbell (1913 - 1925)*
  Margaret Bell Campbell Beck (1914 - 1977)*
  William Curtis Campbell (1916 - 1916)*
  Thomas Wallace Campbell (1917 - 1936)
  Eileen Agnes Campbell Cook (1921 - 1956)*
  James Curtis Campbell (1923 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Meadowview Cemetery
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
Maintained by: Joanne
Originally Created by: Jim Harrison
Record added: May 24, 2011
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Thomas Wallace Tommy Campbell
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