William Powell Campbell

17 September 1895–1985 (Age 89)
Butler, Johnson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Powell

When William Powell Campbell was born on 17 September 1895, in Butler, Johnson, Tennessee, United States, his father, George W. Campbell, was 23 and his mother, Mary Naomi Finney, was 21. He had at least 2 daughters with Freda Melinda Hatley. He lived in Civil District 10, Johnson, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 1, Carter, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died in 1985, in Carter, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Whitehead Cemetery, Carter, Tennessee, United States.

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William Powell Campbell
Freda Melinda Hatley
Nora Dove Campbell

Spouse and Children



    Okie Leota CAMPBELL



Parents and Siblings

    George W. Campbell





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Bill Campbell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William B Campbell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William P Campbell in household of George W Campbell, "United States Census, 1910"

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