William James Campbell

Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William James

When William James Campbell was born in 1876, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Campbell, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Lewis, was 34. He married Mary Howells in 1899, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881 and Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891.

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William James Campbell
Mary Howells
Marriage: 1899
Edward Campbell

Spouse & Children

Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


  • Edward Campbell


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 14

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.

Age 32

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William Campbell in household of David Campbell, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Wm James Campbell in household of David Campbell, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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