John & Susan Howell
Family Trees

Home Page  |  What's New  |  Photos  |  Histories  |  Headstones  |  Reports  |  Surnames
Search
First Name:


Last Name:



George Alexander Campbell

George Alexander Campbell[1, 2]

Male 1869 - 1943  (73 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name George Alexander Campbell  [3
    Born 27 Dec 1869  Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch L71R-34W 
    Died 17 Oct 1943  Pentwater, Oceana, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I772  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Peter Campbell,   b. 12 Jan 1819, Cove Farm, South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1915, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Isabel McLarty,   b. 20 Sep 1824, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1917, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1845  Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Luna May Jameson,   b. 1869, IL Henry County Galva Farm Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, MO St. Louis Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Rosabelle Campbell,   b. 7 Apr 1894, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1950, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Edward Jameson Campbell,   b. 9 Jul 1898, Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +3. Georgia May Campbell,   b. 18 Mar 1901, Chicago Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1991, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +4. Robert Alexander Campbell,   b. 9 Aug 1904, Chicago Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. Mary Evalyn Campbell,   b. 24 Jan 1912, Hannibal, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1999, Miami Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 1943 - Pentwater, Oceana, MI Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Eulogy: "...just as the sun set in a glorious glowing sky."

      "Under the pines, on the singing sands, by the cool waters"

      The following from "The Family of James Stephens"

      George was born on January 27, 1869, on his parents farm near Morpeth, Ontario, and began his education in the nearby Slabtown School.

      At the age of thirteen he moved with his parents to Portage la Paririe, Manitoba. After high school in Winnipeg, and a year's teaching, he entered Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, graduating in 1892 with the degrees of B.A. and B.D. Later, he earned a second degree of b.D. from Chicago, and still later was honored with a degree of D.D. from both Drake and Culver-Stockton Universities.

      His pastorates included two years in Hiawatha, Kansas, twelve years at Austin Christian Church, Chicago, which he started as a mission, and twenty-seven years in Missouri, seven of them at First Christian Church in Hannibal and twenty (1918-1938) at Union Avenue, St. Louis.

      While in St. Louis, George, and able preacher with a genius for leadership, served on numerous denominational committees and inter-church commissions. His passion for Christian unity and religious co-operation kept him active in state, national and international church affairs. He wa chosen as Vice-President and then as President of International Conventions of his church, and in 1925 was a delegate to the Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work at Stockholm, Sweden. In 1930 he went with his wife, Luna May, to leeds, England, as a fraternal delegate to the Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland. his eminence in his profession was recognized by a poll of his fellow ministers which naemd his as one of their top ten.
      George was also well known as a contributor to religious periodicals. His " Pastor's Column" in "Unionavenews" was widely read and, after his retirement, he edited the "Christian Evangelist" for two years. As an author, he wrote "Chores and the Altar" and his autobiography, "Friends are My Story".

      A freiend once described George as "large of frame, strong of countenance, reflective in appearance, amssive in intellect, personality and speech. The changing shadows across his face, the deep set eyes,- speculative, quizzical, humorous, changing,- the strong mouth and chin and the heavy eyebrows gave to him always a manner of expression on never-ending interest. And how he loved conversation! He was full of charm. Everything he did in committee or out, in pulpit or parlor, on the street or about the table, was colored by his love of people and his instinct for friendship".

      In 1892, George married Luna May Jameson, daughter of Robert Bruce and Rosa Melinda (Ingels) Jameson. She passed away on March 10, 1940. George's death occurred at his summer cottage at Pentwater, Michigan on August 7, 1943. Burial was in St. Louis.

      Emily Campbell Price notes:

      "Minister of the Disciples of Christ Church; B.A. and B.D; also Honoury D.D. Degree from both Drake and Culver-Stockton Universities; author." [5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com), Ted Lollis (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S942] George Stephens, George Stephens, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=jastephens - gstephens513@aol.com), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jastephens&id=I0363 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S942] George Stephens, George Stephens, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=jastephens - gstephens513@aol.com), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jastephens&id=I0352 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.31 (Reliability: 0).