|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1837|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1924|
Pioneer and Civil War Veteran Answers Last Summons --
William Francis Campbell was born in Porter County, Indiana, Feb. 27th, 1837, where he grew to manhood.
He was married Jan. 1st, 1862 to Florissa Ann Curtis.
In November 1864 he entered the service of the Union, enlisting in Company C. 38th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, being discharged on account of illness seven months later.
Seeking better opportunity, he came with his wife and six children to Lone Tree, Nebraska in the spring of 1873, and took up residence on the Campbell homestead, near Palmer, in September 1873. Here they resided 38 years.
There were born eleven children, five of whom were born in Nebraska, and six in Indiana. Of the children, eight live in the vicinity of Palmer. They are Leander J., Mrs. Sabinia Newlon, A. Pryor, Homer O., W. Orlando, Robert C., Walter F., and Mrs. Ruby Ross. Silas D., the eldest son, resides in Colorado and Mrs. Francina Nicholas in Central City. One daughter, Mrs. Mahala E. Cox died in 1907.
Mr. Campbell was a loyal friend and a true citizen. As opportunity came he was a regular church attendant. At the advanced age of 74 he accepted Christ as his savior and became an ardent supporter of the Christian church which he had attended for so many years.
In 1911 he took up his residence in the village of Palmer, where his remaining years were respectfully spent.
He came quietly to his departure while sitting at the table at noon October 11, 1924, being 87 years, 7 month and 14 days of age.
There survive, the wife, ten children, twenty three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, besides the friends of fifty years residence in this comunity, and those of other days. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. D. B. [illegible] of Valpariso, Ind.
The soldier has answered his last roll call, the pioneer has faced his last storm, and another name is stricken from our ever lessening list of old settlers.
The funeral was held from the Christian Church, Monday afternoon, H. H. Utterback officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in our Silent City.
The Palmer Journal, October 16, 1924, page 1, transcribed by Linda Berney
Elizabeth Frame Campbell (1805 - 1895)
Florissa Ann Curtis Campbell (1843 - 1932)*
Silas Delbert Campbell (1862 - 1944)*
Leander Jaret Campbell (1864 - 1951)*
Sabina Jane Campbell Newlon (1867 - 1935)*
Alexander Prier Campbell (1870 - 1950)*
Homer O. Campbell (1873 - 1968)*
William Orlando Campbell (1876 - 1954)*
Robert Charles Campbell (1878 - 1966)*
Walter T. Campbell (1880 - 1939)*
Francina E Campbell Nicholas (1882 - 1976)*
Ruby P Campbell Ross (1888 - 1969)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: LF
Record added: May 28, 2010
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