William Walter Campbell Sr

5 August 1923–5 December 2003 (Age 80)
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of William Walter

When William Walter Campbell Sr was born on 5 August 1923, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, his father, Walter Campbell, was 20 and his mother, Nellie Irene Ferry, was 19. He married Ethel Mae Shaw on 2 June 1942, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 6, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 5 December 2003, in Temple, Bell, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Walter Campbell Sr
1923–2003
Ethel Mae Shaw
1921–2001
Marriage: 2 June 1942
Judith Ann Campbell
1943–2013

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1942
Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1902–1959Male

    Nellie Irene Ferry

    Female1904–1994Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1923–2003Male

    Albert John Campbell

    Male1925–2015Male

    Marjorie Fern Campbell

    Female1927–1965Female

    Female1927–2008Female

    Beulah Faith Campbell

    Female1931–2002Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • William Campbell in household of Walter Campbell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Campbell in household of Walter Campbell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William W Campbell in entry for William Walter Campbell and Althea Gay Ramsey, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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