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Charles S Campbell


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 01:44:03

Charles S Campbell, a farmer of Colfax township, living on Sec 9 was born near Pittsburg in Butler county, Pennsylvania, in September 1850, and come of a family of Scotch-Irish lineage. His paternal grandfather as Joseph Campbell, and the father also bore the same name. The latter was a native of Pennsylvania, in which state he was reared and educated and there he married Ann McClung, also of Scotch lineage. The subject of his review was reared in the Keystone state and after acquiring his preliminary education in the pubic schools he became a student in the Washington and Jefferson College where he completed a course by graduation in 1874. He afterward followed the profession of teaching for a number of years. He first went to Illinois. There through the winter months he was employed as an instructor while in the summer seasons he carried on agricultural pursuits. His work I the schoolroom was most satisfactory and successful, for he had the ability impart clearly and readily to others the knowledge which he had acquired. His youth was largely passed in Pennsylvania and at different times he taught in Logan, Champaign, Macoupin, Sangamon and Piatt counties of Illinois, being mostly in the graded schools, In 1874 he became a resident of Piatt county and remained in Illinois until 1880, when he removed to Kansa and secured a homestead claim in Sheridan county. He remained there only one summer, however and then went to Colorado, but in the fall of 1881, returned to Illinois where he continued to engage in farming and school teaching for about fifteen years. In 1895 he arrived in Iowa and purchased the farm upon which he now resides, first buying 160 acres while later he added to this a tract of 80 acres. He has since been engaged in feeding and dealing in cattle, shipping about three or four carloads of cattle annually, together with a large number of hogs. He is one of the most extensive and successful stock, feeders of the county and his annual sales bring him an excellent income.
Politically Mr Campbell is a stanch Republican, unfaltering in his allegiance to the men and measures of the party. He belongs to the Independent Order and Odd Fellows, having joined the organization in Virden, Illinois, while now he is a member of Deland Lodge. He is also connected with Deland Lodge, M W A. He was reared in the faith of Presbyterian church and is now one of its members. Since his arrival in Boone county he has here developed and excellent farm and now has a very desirable property.

1902 Boone County History Book


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