- Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships.
The following from Ted Lollis:
History of Emily Helen CAMPBELL Price [1901-1982]
Emily Helen (Lee) CAMPBELL Price lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, and did genealogical research on persons of Scottish descent. She wrote histories of several families other than her own and -- finally -- just before her death in 1982 -- turned to her own Campbell and Leitch families.
1878 - Wedding of Lee's parents 07 Feb 1878 in Ridgetown, Howard Township, Kent County, Ontario. The bride and groom are first cousins. He is Duncan Lachlan CAMPBELL [1851-1933], son of Duncan CAMPBELL [1802-1892] and Isobel LEITCH [1822-1898]. She is Mary BLAIR [1856-1942], daughter of Archibald BLAIR [18 23-1859] and Ann LEITCH [1825-1893]. Isobel and Ann LEITCH are sisters. The bride and all four parents were born in Scotland.
1884 - Death of Lee's brother Duncan Roy CAMPBELL 11 Feb 1884 age 4 months in Ridgetown, Ontario.
1887 - Death of Lee's brother Duncan CAMPBELL 06 Jul 1887 age 3 months in Omaha, Nebraska.
1889 - Death of Lee's sister Anna Mable CAMPBELL 11 Feb 1889 age 11 years in Omaha, Nebraska. Anna died one day after being injured in a toboganning accident.
1901 - Birth of Emily Helen (Lee) CAMPBELL 11 Apr 1901 in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the last of her parents' eight children.
1905 (age 4) - Death of Lee's sister Mary Caroline (Mamie) CAMPBELL 05 Oct 1905 age 13 in Edmonton, Alberta. Mamie died from typhoid fever.
1909 (age 8) - Wedding of Lee's sister Zola Isabell CAMPBELL [1880-1967] and Archibald Alexander CAMPBELL (no relation) 21 Jul 1909 in Edmonton, Alberta. They will have only one child, Duncan Archibald CAMPBELL [1910-1997].
1910 (age 9) - Birth of Lee's only nephew Duncan Archibald CAMPBELL [1910-1997] in Edmonton, Aberta. When Lee dies in 1982, Duncan is her next-of-kin and comes from Edmonton to close her house at 3831 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1918 (age 17) - Death of Lee's brother Harry Blair CAMPBELL 16 Apr 1918 at age 25 in Arras, France. Harry died in service during World War I and is buried in Wailly (near Arras).
1931 (age 30) - Lee visits Scotland. She has lunch at Inveraray Castle with the 10th Duke of Argyll <http://www.inveraray-castle.com/argyll.htm> and his sister on 29 January 1931. She will describe their meeting on pages 65-66 of The Campbells from Auchindrain (1970).
1931 (age 30) - Lee visits Ontario . "I was in Ridgetown about 4 days and my Uncle Donald took me to see the most of fathers first cousins but I did not get to see you because of your husbands illness..." [quote from 24 Jun 1963 letter to Mary McINTYRE Campbell].
1933 (age 32) - Death of Lee's father Duncan Lachlan CAMPBELL 29 Apr 1933 in Edmonton, Alberta. Duncan was an engineer and, according to Lee, there is a bridge in Edmonton named for him.
1935 (age 34) - Wedding of Lee's brother Lorne Donald (Duke) CAMPBELL [1896-1950] and Mary Alberta BONNYMAN 26 Jan 1935 in Edmonton, Alberta. They will have no children.
1937 (age 36) - Wedding of Lee CAMPBELL and Earle Marshall PRICE [1903-1982] in Vancouver, British Columbia. Earle is a science technician at the University of British Columbia. They will have no children.
1942 (age 41) - Death of Lee's mother Mary BLAIR Campbell 24 Apr 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta.
1950 (age 49) - Death of Lee's brother Lorne Donald (Duke) CAMPBELL 29 Apr 1950 at age 54 in or near Edmonton, Alberta. Duke was a fire captain and died in an automobile accident. As a child, he had been a pupil in a class taught by his sister Zola.
1950 (age 49) - Lee visits Ontario . "In 1950 I was in Ridgetown again for a short time with my sister Zola [who was] born there" [quote from 24 Jun 1963 letter to Mary McINTYRE Campbell].
1960 (age 59) - Lee begins "collecting information for two manuscripts I intended writing - one about my Campbell kin and one about my Leitch kin" [quote from 21 Jul 1975 "form letter" to "Dear Kin"]. Lee will work on both "manuscripts" nearly until her death in 1982, but -- so far as I know -- never completes either of them. She does, however, send draft portions for comment to many kin, and much of Lee's work has thereby been preserved.
1965 (age 64) Campbells in Middlesex County, Ontario show Lee a diagram of seven pioneer Campbell families drawn by the Rev. William A. LEITCH (who started working on these families in the 1920's). "With the assistance of her husband, Earle..., Mrs. Price resolved to find the names of the ancestors and the various relationships of the [seven] families." Her "extensive research" (and the work of many others) is published in Ontario in 1981 in a 112-page book: "The Descendants of Duncan 'The Laird' Campbell" and his Wife Euphemia 'Fish' Campbell from Kilmichael-Glassary, Argyllshire, Scotland, 1831-1981."
c1965 (age 64) Douglas Argyle CAMPBELL of New York City begins to research our Campbell ancestors, eventually involving Emily CAMPBELL Price (no relation) in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Born in Ontario and living in Hollywood, California, since the late 1960's, Douglas has met the Duke of Argyll <http://www.inveraray-castle.com/argyll.htm> both in the UK and in California.) Douglas is my third cousin but no relation to Lee.
1965 (age 64) - Emily and Earle visit Ontario . Donald CAMPBELL [1903-1977] and his wife Mary McINTYRE [1910-1999] give them a party in or near Ridgetown so Emily can meet as many relatives as possible.
1967 (age 66) - Death of Lee's sister Zola Isabell CAMPBELL Campbell 07 Sep 1967 age 87 in Edmonton, Alberta. Zola was a school teacher.
1970 (age 69) - "I want the old pioneers remembered, even those who aren't kin to me." - Lee publishes "The Campbells from Auchindrain" (TCFA),"a 69-page "manuscript, gigantic letter, or whatever you want to call it" in Vancouver, BC. She types TCFA twice, making 2 originals and 8 carbon copies which she distributes to ten carefully sellected persons, including my mother. NB: The complete text of this document is now available from any Family History Center <http://familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp?PAGE=library_fhc_about.asp> (FHC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints <http://lds.org> (Mormon Church). Click here <http://familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=265419&disp=The_Campbells_from_Auchindrain,_ca.1750-&columns=*,180,0> for a bibliographic reference.
1971 (age 70) - Jean WALLBRIDGE [1912-1979] and her partner Mary EMERY of Edmonton, Alberta, visit Auchindrain <http://GeoVisualBusinessMaps.com/f_auchin.htm>, Inveraray, Furnace, and Cove guided by Lee's "The Campbells from Auchindrain." Jean is my third cousin but no relation to Lee. Jean writes my mother in Indianapolis, Indiana, about the visit.
1972 (age 71) - Emily CAMPBELL Price publishes a 58-page manuscript, "The Descendants of Peter Smith and Margaret MacMillan, His Wife" (DPSMM) about the Smith and Campbell families who emigrated from Scotland to the Town of Russia, Herkimer County, New York, in the early 19th century. Lee obtained much of this material from George Peter SMITH [1883-1972]. As soon as she completes the manuscript, she sends a copy to George in New York state on 17 March 1972, but he died 15 days earlier -- on 02 March 1972.
1972 (age 71) - Lee suffers the first of series of illnesses in November. "Unitl late September 1974...no genealogical work or, for that matter, any work at all was done by me." This further delays the work she has been doing since 1960 on her own Campbell and Leitch family histories.
1973 (age 72) - Daughter of George Peter SMITH, Helen Ruth SMITH Bauer of Troy, New York, updates Lee's manuscript, "The Descendants of Peter Smith and Margaret MacMillan, His Wife", and mails copies to close family members on 20 March 1973. I am not aware of this work until I obtain a copy from John Butler PRATT in 1997.
1974 (age 73) - Lee is attacked by diverticulitus. "...and even now [I] am not up to using a typewriter. Earle...has done a good job looking after me" [quote from 13 Aug 1974 letter to Donald CAMPBELL and Mary McINTYRE Campbell].
1975 (age 74) - Lee sends "form letter" to her Campbell and Leitch kin on 21 Jul 1975. This letter summarizes much of the work Lee has been doing since 1960.
1975 (age 74) - Inveraray Castle burns on 05 Nov 1975.
1976 (age 75) - Emily makes donation to the "Inveraray Castle Resoration Appeal Fund" and corresponds with the 12th Duke of Argyll.
1982 (age 81) - Death of Lee's husband Earle Marshall PRICE in March 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1982 (age 81) - I visit Auchindrain <http://GeoVisualBusinessMaps.com/f_auchin.htm>, Inveraray, Furnace, Cove, and other places in Scotland for the first time 03-06 Sep 1982 guided by Lee's "The Campbells from Auchindrain."
1982 (age 81) - Death of Emily Helen (Lee) CAMPBELL Price 09 Oct 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1982 - Burial of Emily Helen (Lee) CAMPBELL Price with her parents and siblings in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta.
1995 - Death of Dr. Ian Argyle BALMER, Lee's friend and family history colaborator, age 88 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1995 (year uncertain) - Barbara Joan LONG Distin compiles a manuscript entitled The Campbell Family History of North Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland based information her mother Winnifred Nita SMITH Long [1900-1989] received from Emily CAMPBELL Price. Most of this manuscript is a 21-page genealogy report entitled "Descendants of James Campbell [b.1730]." Barbara's address is 8 Burnside Court, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4R7. I am not aware of this work until I obtain a copy from Gerald GILLESPIE in 2000.
1997 - I obtain a copy of Lee's "The Descendants of Peter Smith and Margaret MacMillan, His Wife" (as updated in 1973 by Helen Ruth SMITH Bauer) from John Butler PRATT in Hinkley, New York. In the following months, I will enter all its names into Family Tree Maker, make photocopies, return the borrowed copy to John, and send new copies to selected family members.
2001 (19 Aug) - I visit Daphne SINCLAIR Bolton at her home in Komoka, Ontario. Daphne gives me copies of a glamorous photo of Emily CAMPBELL as a young woman, Lee's funeral notice (from a Vancouver newspaper?), and letters to Emily from two Dukes of Argyll (dated 29 Jan 1931 and 23 Jul 1976), all of which Daphne obtained about 1995 from Jennifer Jean LINDEBURG Isaak of Calgary, Alberta. Jennifer is a granddaughter of Emily's nephew Duncan Archibald CAMPBELL.
2001 (18 Oct) - I visit the small frame house of Lee CAMPBELL and Earl PRICE at 3831 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. It's on a busy street and, like many Vancouver houses, very close to adjacent houses. An elderly neighbor tells me that she knew Lee and Earl for many years (and remembers Duncan Archibald CAMPBELL's coming from Edmonton to close the house) -- but she did not know Lee well enough to have ever learned about Emily's passion for family history.