Campbell, Florinda A. (Buck) 1824 - 1908
CAMPBELL, BUCK, HAMPTON
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/4/2019 at 11:05:10
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 June 1908.
Died, at the home of her grandson H. G. Hampton, near National, on June 11th, 1908, Mrs. Florinda A. Campbell, after an illness of a very few days, at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Florinda A. Buck was born at North Hero, Vt., April 4th, 1824. It was here that she married Wm. Campbell in 1847, coming to Clayton county the same year and locating near National, where she resided almost continuously for sixty-one years. Her husband died in 1864. Living near her for many years were her brothers, Samuel Buck, who died in (looks like 1899), and Albert Buck, now residing at Storm Lake. She was the mother of six children, of which but one survives, James A., of Storm Lake. She was a good woman and a faithful member of the M.E. church for forty years and leaves to mourn for her the one brother, a son, twenty-nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was always a home woman and will be remembered by the pioneers as one who always left the latch string on the outside. Like most of the pioneers she saw many hardships, but being a robust woman she rather enjoyed fighting life's battles and none ever heard her make a complaint. She retained her faculties until a few moments before her death came, and she passed away very peacefully. "Like one who draws the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
The funeral services were held in the church at National, conducted by Rev. Cheney, of Monona, on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and was well attended by friends and neighbors. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot beside the husband and children. Thus another, who helped to lay the foundation for the greatest state in the union has passed to that journey from whence none returneth.
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