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Donald Murdo "Melavi" Campbell
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1865
Compton
Quebec, Canada
Death: Dec. 10, 1942
Compton
Quebec, Canada

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER

Donald Murdo Campbell, known as "Melavi," was born to Murdo Kenneth Campbell and his wife, Mary D. Martin, the fifth of seven children. He was born on July 15, 1865 in North Dell, Hampden Township, Compton County, Quebec, Canada. He married Catherine "Katie" Donelda Nicholson, daughter of Donald Nicholson and his wife, Isabella Murray. Together, they had eight sons, including Dannie Allan, John Donald, Kenneth, Murdo D., William Forbes, Merrill Angus, Alexander Murdo, and Norman Nicholson Campbell. They then adopted an orphan, Etta Gota, who all adored.

They all lived on a rocky farm, where life was tough. Melavi was a farmer and had a special talent of finding water through a divining rod - a hazel stick. The family members were all Presbyterians. Life on the rocky farm was hard and several of the brothers left the area for greener pastures.

Melavi died on December 10, 1942 and was buried in the Dell Cemetery.

The family lived in the Scotstown area. The Dell Cemetery, where Melavi and his wife are buried, is a place where many Scottish settlers and their descendants are interred. Many of the ancestors arrived in Scotstown from the Isle of Lewis, in the Hebrides of Scotland.

INSCRIPTION:

D. M. Campbell, July 15, 1865 - Dec. 10, 1942, his wife, Katie D. Nicholson, May 4, 1868-Sept. 8, 1918 
 
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 Parents:
  Murdo Kenneth Campbell (1829 - 1905)
  Mary D Martin Campbell (1826 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Donelda Nicholson Campbell (1868 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Etta Gota Campbell Morrison (1893 - 1980)*
  Dannie Allan Campbell (1897 - 1967)*
  John Donald Campbell (1898 - 1989)*
  Kenneth Campbell (1900 - 1976)*
  Alexander Murdo Campbell (1909 - 2007)*
 
 Sibling:
  Donald Murdo Campbell (1865 - 1942)
  Catherine Campbell Forbes (1867 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dell Cemetery
Dell
Estrie Region
Quebec, Canada
 
Created by: Twist
Record added: Apr 19, 2008
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Donald Murdo Melavi Campbell
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