George B Campbell

George B Campbell

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Death 27 Feb 1967 (aged 87)
Burial Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 93824345 · View Source
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CAMPBELL, George Barnes, journalist. Born, Raleigh, N. C., June 10, 1880; son of John M. Campbell and Mary Moore. Education: public schools, Newburn, Tenn.; attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. Reporter for the Nashville American, 1902-1905; compositor, the New Orleans States later the New Orleans Item. Removed to Hammond, La., as compositor and editor of the Louisiana Sun, 1907-1917; assistant city editor, San Antonio Express, 1917-1919. In 1919 Campbell purchased weekly The Southern Vindicator in Hammond. He changed the format and the name of the weeklly paper to The Hammond Vindicator. Married (1) Laurice Brasseaux of St. Francisville, December 1, 1907. Children: Mary Zulma and Mildred Campbell Furbos. Married (2) Stella Bickham of Warnerton, the mother of his stepson James W. Warner. Best remembered for his column of local lore and notes called "The Stroller" which appeared for forty years chronicling life in Hammond. Member: Methodist church. Died, Hammond, February 27, 1967; interred Greenlawn Cemetery. C.H.N. Sources: Vickie Reynolds, "George Campbell: The Stroller, 1940-1967," Papers of the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association (1978); obituary, Hammond Vindicator, February 28, 1967; editorial, New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 28, 1967.

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  • Created by: Cynthia
  • Added: 18 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93824345
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George B Campbell (10 Jun 1879–27 Feb 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93824345, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Cynthia (contributor 47427941) .