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 Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

Birth
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Jul 1869 (aged 64–65)
Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 41556562 · View Source
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Robert was born 1804 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Robert's death reported in the NEBRASKA HERALD,

PLATTSMOUTH - 29 July 1869, p2 (2-3) SHOCKING CASE OF POISONING!

Robert Campbell, an old and respected citizen, the victim!

Tuesday last the following note was handed to Dr. Larsh by a neighbor of the deceased:
Dr. N. B. Larsh
Coroner of Otoe Co.

Dear Sir-The bearer Mr ..... will explain to you the circumstances of a very sudden death which leads to the belief that the person has been poisoned. The whole community desires an investigation by the Coroner.
Please attend to it at once.

Yours, & c., ......

Immediately upon the receipt of the note Dr. Larsh accompanied by his partner Dr. Hershey repaired to the late residence of the deceased, examined the body, summoned a jury and held an inquest. The following is the verdict of the jury.

"We the jurors believe from the evidence adduced. that the deceased, Robert Campbell, came to his death from the effects of poison supposed to be strychnine."

(Many thanks to Larry Hutchison #47217393 for the biographical information he provided)


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  • Created by: Walking the Past
  • Added: 4 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41556562
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Campbell (1804–19 Jul 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41556562, citing East Union Cemetery, Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Walking the Past (contributor 47051340) .