Alexander CAMPBELL

Male 1849 - 1932  (82 years)


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  • Name Alexander CAMPBELL 
    Born 18 Jun 1849  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1865  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 2266 
    Died 1932 
    Person ID I2261  Tree 1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2012 

    Family Mary Matilda MULHOLLAND,   b. 25 Feb 1858, Long Lake, Hamilton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1947, , Olmsted, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1877  Viola, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ray A. CAMPBELL,   b. May 1881, , , Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1926, , Olmsted, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [Natural]
     2. Grant A. CAMPBELL,   b. Mar 1887, , , Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1910, , Olmsted, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alexander Campbell, of Viola township, Olmsted county, Minnesota, was born in Glengary county, Canada, June 18, 1849, a son of Donald and Elizabeth (Lothian) Campbell, both of whom died in Canada, the mother in 1860 and the father in 1894. To the above union seven children were born, as follows: Duncan, Jessie, Alexander, Kate, James, Bella (deceased) and Daniel.

      Of the above named, Alexander, the subject of this review, left the land of his nativity in 1866 and came to Wisconsin. In 1871 the subject of this sketch was one of 900 persons saved out of 1,800 residents of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, which was then destroyed by fire. He was at the hotel when the air became filled with sparks and everything was catching fire. He and others jumped into a wagon, but after running twenty rods at full speed were overtaken by the flames, and hence dashed into the water there and remained all night. In the morning the streets of this formerly active town were strewn with the dead bodies of neighbors and friends who were overtaken and burned to death, or suffocated, while trying to escape. After a residence of ten years there he came to Viola township, Olmsted county, Minnesota, and on October 13, 1877, was united in marriage with Miss Mary M. Mulholland. She was a daughter of Andrew and Christina (Keller) Mulholland, the father's birth occurring in Ireland, on May 20, 1830, and his death on May 19, 1902. Mrs. Mulholland was born May 7, 1835, in Montgomery county, New York, and was married to Mr. Mulholland May 13, 1853. To this union the following eight children were born: James W., born March 15, 1854; Abram F., born May 2, 1856; Mary M., born February 25, 1858; Riley H., born September 9, 1861; Andrew J., born December 26, 1863; Robert A., born July 19, 1867; Cecil E., born December 1, 1869; Cora A. (Swan), born July 19, 1872, and died February 19, 1903. The parents of these children came to Olmsted county in the fall of 1865, and at present the mother is residing with the subject of this sketch. To Mr. And Mrs. Campbell three children were born: Jessie Mabel, February 10, 1880, died nine days after birth; Ray A., May 12, 1881; and Grant A., March 1, 1887, both of whom are at home with their parents. Mr. Campbell has 200 acres of fine improved farm land in Viola township, upon which stands a large house fully equipped with all modern conveniences. For fifteen years he has been a member of the school board, is a Republican in politics and a member of the United Brethren Church at Viola. He and son Ray are members of Viola Camp, No. 1728, Modern Woodmen of America, and the family is one of the foremost of the community. [Pages 539 - 540]
      Source:
      History of Olmsted County Minnesota, Joseph A. Leonard. Copyright (c)1910. Goodspeed Historical Association, Chicago.



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