William John Campbell

7 February 1908–21 May 1983 (Age 75)
Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland

The Life of William John

When William John Campbell was born on 7 February 1908, in Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland, his father, Henry Campbell, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann White, was 19. He married Eileen Bila Hovey on 5 July 1933, in Cooroy, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Drumachose, Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland in 1911. He died on 21 May 1983, in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

William John Campbell
Eileen Bila Hovey
Marriage: 5 July 1933
Allan Henry Campbell
Barry William Campbell
Ronald John Campbell

Spouse and Children

5 July 1933
Cooroy, Queensland, Australia


    Allan Henry Campbell



    Barry William Campbell


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Campbell


    Mary Ann White




World Events (8)


Age 3

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 11

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 29

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William J Hamilton in household of Elizabeth Ann Campbell, "Ireland Census, 1911"
  • William John Campbell, "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William John Campbell - Memory of Someone: birth-name: William John Campbell

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