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Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Male 1886 - 1961  (75 years)

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  • Name Matthew Campbell  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 15 Feb 1886  Kendall Twsp, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died Oct 1961  [3, 5, 6, 7
    Buried Oswego Twnsp Cem, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Person ID I4108  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2015 

    Father Matthew Campbell,   b. 25 Aug 1840, Riccarton Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1887, Yorkville, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Hastings,   b. 19 Feb 1851, La Prairie Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1916, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1877  Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6, 8, 9
    Family ID F1481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Verna V. Manning,   b. 16 Sep 1890, Fairbury, Livingston Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1964, Plano, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Y  [10, 11, 12
    Children 
    +1. Gladys V. Campbell,   b. 17 Jul 1909, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1999, Topeka, Shawnee Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Hazel Grace Campbell,   b. 15 Apr 1911, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2010, Hendersonville, Henderson Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     3. Marian Arlene Campbell,   b. 1912, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1949, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     4. Alyce Mae Campbell,   b. 1914, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1934, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Ruth E. Campbell,   b. 10 Aug 1916, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2002, Spring Hill, Hernando Cnty, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • N. Bateman & P. Selby, HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF KENDALL COUNTY, p.960 (1914):
      "*** To Mr. [Matthew] Campbell and wife [Elizabeth Hastings] were born five children: William, George H., Ellen Rae, James H. and Matthew. *** Matthew Campbell, the youngest of the family, was born February 15, 1886, and married Miss Verna Manning. Two children have been born to this marriage: Gladys V. and Hazel G. He is a successful farmer of Kendall County and lives on the old homestead."

      The 1910 Illinois census lists Matthew as the 24-yr old head of household, born in Illinois, married 1 year, working as a farmer on a general farm on his "own account." Also listed are his 19-yr old wife "Verna V" and baby daughter "Gladys V." They lived next door to his first cousin James Campbell and his family. 1910 U.S. Census, Kendall Twsp, Kendall Cnty, IL (T 624, roll 295, stamped p. 234).

      The 1920 census lists "Mathew" as a 33-yr old man, living with his wife Verna, 29, and Illinois-born daughters Gladys, 10; Hazel, 8; Marion, 7; Alice, 5; and Ruth, 3. 1920 U.S. Census, Kendall Twsp, Kendall Cnty, IL (T 625, Roll 380, stamped p. 43).

      In the 1930 census, "Matthew," 44, a "general" farmer, is listed as living with his wife Verna V, 39, and daughters Gladys V, 20, and Hazel G, 18. 1930 U.S. Census, Sugar Grove Twsp, Kane Cnty, IL (T 626, Roll 525, stamped p. 150).

      By the time of the 1930 census, daughter Ruth, 13, was no longer living in the Campbell family home. According to the census she was living as an "adopted daughter" in the home of Albert E Ward, 46, and his wife Anne L, 41, and their 3 daughters, Dorothy M, 21, Virginia L, 17, and Alberta E, 15. Albert Ward was the "proprietor" of a furniture store. 1930 U.S. Census, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL (T 626, Roll 523, stamped p. 104).
    • In 1940 the census shows "Mat Campbell," 54, living with his wife Verna, 49, and three daughters: Hazel, 29, Ruth, 24, and Marian, 27. Matthew was a farmer; Hazel and Ruth were school teachers; Marian apparently was not employed. 1940 U.S. Census, Sugar Grove, Kane Cnty, IL (T 627, Roll 822, stamped p. 1815 B).

  • Sources 
    1. [S298] Kendall Cnty IL History|, N. Bateman & P. Selby, HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF KENDALL COUNTY, (Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, IL : 1914), p.960.

    2. [S734] Dickson's Kendall Cnty Pg|, Elmer G. Dickson, "The Kendall County, Illinos Home Page," Part of the USGenWeb Project, (http://kendallkin.org ), (Burials Alphabetical).

    3. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 5916483.

    4. [S1056] Hastings-McCuen|, Florence M. McCuen Strohm, The History of the Hastings-McCuen Family (1772-1995), (Florence M. Strohm (1995)[unpublished, unpaginated booklet, based on personal knowledge; 20 pages]).

    5. [S566] Cem - Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL |, Elmer Dickson, "Oswego Township Cemetery" : 1998, (Kendall County Historical Society, PO Box 123, Yorkville, Il 60560), p.7.

    6. [S4] Hastings|, D. Gale Hastings, "Family History Chart", (D. Gale Hastings : 12 Nov 1995).

    7. [S284] Croushorn, Sarah M.|, Sarah Margaret Croushorn, "Ancestral Notes", (Unpublished: notes compiled approx. mid-1960's).

    8. [S286] Marshall Cnty, IL, Marshall County, IL, "Marriage Record", (Marshall County Clerk's Office, Lacon, IL 61540), Marriage Record Certificate.

    9. [S287] Kendall Cnty IL Record|, Kendall County [IL] Record, (Kendall County Record, 222 S. Bridge St., PO Box J, Yorkville, Il 60560), (22 Jan 1916).

    10. [S287] Kendall Cnty IL Record|, Kendall County [IL] Record, (Kendall County Record, 222 S. Bridge St., PO Box J, Yorkville, Il 60560), (7 May 1964).

    11. [S285] IL Census 1910, Kendall |, Illinois, Kendall Cnty, Kendall Twsp, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), T624, roll 295, p. 234A.

    12. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 5916485.