William Campbell

Male5 September 1899–5 July 1973

Brief Life History of William

When William Campbell was born on 5 September 1899, in Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Campbell, was 31 and his mother, Alice Watt Cunningham, was 23. He married Jean Hogg on 27 April 1928, in Hutton, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1928. His occupation is listed as farm manager in Chirnside, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 5 July 1973, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

William Campbell
Jean Hogg
Marriage: 27 April 1928
William Hogg Campbell
Alex Campbell
George Campbell

Sources (1)

  • William Campbell in household of William Campbell, "Scotland Census, 1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1928Hutton, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

    Age 3

    The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.


    Age 9

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1919 · Battle of George Square

    Age 20

    A few months after the ending of World War I, a violent confrontation arose between the Glasgow City Police and workers on strike. There were no fatalities in the skirmish, and it caused the work week to be reduced to 40 hours. But, In the aftermath the leaders of the strike were arrested and British troops were moved to Glasgow and its surrounding areas.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, 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 .

    Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .

    English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    About Jean Hogg (written by Jane Hogg)

    Jean and Bill Campbell had three sons; Billy, George and Alex. William Campbell (Bill) died 5th July 1973 Jean died 18th December 1981 There was no age on headstones. Uncle Bill was farm stewar …

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