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 Thomas Wallace “Tommy” Campbell

Thomas Wallace “Tommy” Campbell

Birth
Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Death 19 Jul 1936 (aged 19)
Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Burial Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 70314311 · View Source
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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



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  • Maintained by: Joanne
  • Originally Created by: Jim Harrison
  • Added: 24 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70314311
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Wallace “Tommy” Campbell (19 May 1917–19 Jul 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70314311, citing Meadowview Cemetery, Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Joanne (contributor 46957268) .