Walter M. Campbell

November 1892–1942 (Age 49)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Walter M.

When Walter M. Campbell was born in November 1892, in Illinois, United States, his father, George Banion McClend Campbell, was 28 and his mother, Juliana Irene 'Lanie' McCarty, was 24. He had at least 2 daughters with Edna Mae Miller. He lived in Buckhart Township, Christian, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in 1942, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 50.

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Walter M. Campbell
Edna Mae Miller
Reta Marie Campbell Krueger
Shirley J. Campbell Pierce

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    Reta Marie Campbell Krueger


    Shirley J. Campbell Pierce


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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 14

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. The surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .2 In New England documents, Campbell sometimes occurs as a representation of the French name Hamel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Walter M Campbell in household of G B Campbell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Campbell in household of G B Campbell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter M Campbell, "United States Census, 1940"

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