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Bedford Times-Press
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, May 3, 1934, Page 5

SERVICES HELD FOR REV. ORR CAMPBELL

Funeral services for Rev. Orr CAMPBELL, 79, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. [Leafy Lois] C[ecil] R. McCONNELL, near Corydon, Thursday, April 19, were held at the home of another daughter, Mrs. [Katherine] J. E[dwin] SUNDBURG, at Madrid, Iowa, the following Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Warren TAYLOR, pastor of the Forest Avenue Baptist church of Des Moines, of which the deceased was a member. Burial was at Madrid.

Orr CAMPBELL was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John [and Esther (McLAIN] CAMPBELL and was born May 22, 1854, near Farmington, Lee County, Iowa. When he was two years old he moved with his parents to Bedford where he grew to manhood.

He was married to Miss Ellen EVANS of Bedford, October 3, 1878. They were the parents of ten children, four of whom died in infancy.

He was a teacher in the public schools of Taylor and Ringgold counties for about twenty years. He was ordained to the ministry of the Baptist church at New Market in 1872 and spent the remainder of his life in its service. He held pastorates at New Market, Fremont, Oskaloosa, Hedrick, Greenfield, Cambria, and Humeston. Also [he] was a district missionary to the Baptist churches in southern Iowa for a period of eight years.

Surviving relatives are the wife, six children, Mrs. [Mary Zee] C[harles] E. LAFFIN (sic, should be LAFLIN of Govert, S. Dak., John E. CAMPBELL of Des Moines, Mrs. [Katherine] J. E[dwin] SUNDBURG of Madrid, Iowa, G[lenn] H. CAMPBELL of Centerville, Mrs. [Leafy Lois] C[ecil] R. McCONNELL of Corydon, Paul CAMPBELL of Lincoln, Nebr., and seventeen grandchildren.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December, 2008

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