Irene Barbara Campbell

25 November 1921–13 November 2009 (Age 88)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Irene Barbara

When Irene Barbara Campbell was born on 25 November 1921, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, William George Campbell, was 53 and her mother, Erma Hazel Decker, was 33. She married Earl Edwin Langdon on 2 August 1941, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 13 November 2009, in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Earl Edwin Langdon
Irene Barbara Campbell
Marriage: 2 August 1941
Leslie Kay Langdon
Kendall Sharon Langdon

Spouse and Children

2 August 1941
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Leslie Kay Langdon


    Kendall Sharon Langdon


Parents and Siblings

    William George Campbell





World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 4

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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 (1)

  • Barbara Campbell in entry for Langdon, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

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