|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1841|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1925|
("The Journal-Herald" newspaper in Avoca, Iowa dated April 9, 1925 on page 1)
William E. Campbell, pioneer resident of Avoca, whose death occurred Sunday evening, April 5, at his home in Avoca, was born in Pennsylvania December 30, 1841. He had reached the age of 83 years, three months and six days.
He was the oldest of thirteen children born to Archibald and Sarah Douglas Campbell. His parents moved to Iowa when he was two years old and settled near LeClaire, in Scott county, where he resided until the outbreak of the civil war. He enlisted in Co. K 20th Iowa Infantry in 1862. The following year Mr. Campbell received an injury which incapacitated him from further service; served several months in the hospital after which he was given an honorable discharge and returned home.
Soon after the close of the war he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Condron, at LeClair, Iowa. To this union were born three children; Mrs. Lillian Sparling, of Jennings Oklahoma, William, of Avoca, and Archibald, who died in childhood.
About the ? of 1880 he moved to Avoca, where he has since resided. Mrs. Campbell passed away, and later he was married to Mrs. Matilda Loy, who survives him. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Kate Campbell, of Avoca, Iowa, and four brothers who live in the west, his two children and six grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces who mourn his passing.
Mr. Campbell was a retired veterinarian. Mr. Campbell united with the Christian church in his boyhood, and remained with that body until his death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the First Congregational church of Avoca, Rev. Sauerman officiating, assisted by Rev. Essig, pastor of the Second Congregational church. Rev. Sauerman preached from the text "I die: but God shall be with you." A quartette composed of Mrs. Essig, Mrs. Nelson, Mr. Vierck and Mr. Patterson sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Asleep in Jesus."
Civil war and world war veterans attended in a body, and the casket was draped with the American flag, and a firing squad of world war veterans fired the lst salute. Interment was made in the Avoca cemetery where the interment rites were by the Masonic order under Rev. Essig.
Matilda Campbell (1845 - 1929)*
Sarah E. Condron Campbell (1846 - 1884)*
Wm. E. Campbell
Co. K, 20 Ia. Inf.
Plot: Section 3 Row 3
Created by: Barbara Butcher
Record added: Jan 20, 2012
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Private Company K 20th Iowa Infantry|
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN|
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