John Campbell

20 April 1886–13 August 1956 (Age 70)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Campbell was born on 20 April 1886, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Campbell, was 29 and his mother, Unity Cunningham, was 24. He lived in Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 August 1956, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70.

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John Campbell
Unity Cunningham
John Campbell
Mary Jane Campbell
David Campbell
James Bernard Campbell
Henry Campbell
Eugene James Campbell
Lucille A. Campbell

Parents and Siblings

    John Campbell


    Unity Cunningham




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 4

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 19

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

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)

  • John Campbell in household of Unity Campbell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Campbell in household of John Campbell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Campbell in household of John Campbell, "United States Census, 1910"

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