Higbee, Howard County, Missouri
Friday, May 28, 1915
THOMAS CAMPBELL DEAD
Thomas CAMPBELL, who came to Higbee about a year ago to make his home with his son, Dr. R. C. CAMPBELL, died on the 20th,
after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the home of Dr. CAMPBELL Saturday by Rev. C. K.
SHILLING and interment made in the Burton cemetery. We take the following from the Mount Ayr, Iowa, Record:
Thos. CAMPBELL was born in Quincy, Florida, January 19, 1845. He came with his father to Ringgold county in the early
60's, when sixteen years of age, and settled in Lotts Creek township. For a number of years he worked on the farm and
taught school. He was married to Miss Olive BULLINGTON in 1867 and established a home in Lotts Creek township, where he
resided until after his election to the office of county treasurer for ten years, being elected on the Republican ticket
five successive times. He was a faithful, conscientious and painstaking officer and ever commanded the respect and
confidence of the people of the county. Mr. CAMPBELL was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and of the Odd
Fellows lodge, being a member of the Mount Ayr Lodge No. 169 at the time of his death.
He is survived by his life
companion, seven sons -- Thomas of Omaha, Neb., Cecil of Rawlins, Wyo., Lee and Roy of Seattle, Wash., M. A. of West
Liberty, Iowa, Lawrence of Kellerton, Iowa, and Ross of Higbee, Mo; one daughter -- Mrs. Lou WOLFE of Moberly, Mo; one
brother -- William of Craighton, Neb.; one sister--Mrs. H. C. ANDREWS of Kearney, Neb.; three half brothers -- J. M. and
C. a. of Mount Ayr and L. M. of Chariton and two half sisters who reside in Oklahoma.
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