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
1908–1983
Eileen Bila Hovey
1913–1989
Marriage: 5 July 1933
Allan Henry Campbell
1934–1989
Barry William Campbell
–2008
Ronald John Campbell
1935–2014

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 July 1933
Cooroy, Queensland, Australia
children

(3)

    Allan Henry Campbell

    Male1934–1989Male

    Male1935–2014Male

    Barry William Campbell

    Male–2008Male

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Campbell

    Male1885–Male

    Mary Ann White

    Female1888–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1911

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.
1919

Age 11

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.
1937

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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