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Campbell, Dr. Robert Alexander

Campbell, Dr. Robert Alexander

Male 1870 - 1960  (90 years)

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  • Name Campbell, Robert Alexander 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Nickname RA 
    Born 9 Jun 1870  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1880  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
    Residence 1910  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    at 1608 Orange Street, [now Wilshire Boulevard] 
    Residence 1920  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Assembly District 63 
    Land Record 28 Dec 1929  [8
    320 acres in San Bernardino County [Section 11; Township 7N, Range 6-W] 
    Name RA 
    Residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _AMTID 290109528961:1030:113027375 
    _UID 31D1311A57AB1946B8F12A7CD26CE707294C 
    Buried 1960  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
    • [No FAG Memorial as of 20 Sept 2014]
    Campbell, Robert A.
    Campbell, Robert A.
    Died 23 Jun 1960  Whittier, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Person ID I2493  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father Campbell, Dr. Merritt Bates,   b. 29 Nov 1843, Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1911, Heber, Imperial County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Pennington, Hannah Elizabeth,   b. 17 Nov 1849, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1902, Patton, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1869  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 11, 12, 13

    • [From Alma Campbell's letter]
      ...the restless pioneer spirit soon drove him westward, and his journey ended at Wilmington Illinois, a thriving country town. Here he met and married Hannah Elizabeth Pennington, a girl of nineteen, who was a helpmeet indeed, and whose alert mind and ready sympathies shared his ideals and aspirations and rejoiced in his achievements...

      ...On June 16, 1869, she married Merritt Bates Campbell. The day was ushered in by a heavy frost, following several weeks of warm weather, and stoves were brought out and set up for the occasion. The wedding trip of this young couple took them as far as Bloomington and Springfield where they were caught in a heavy rain and father went to purchase an umbrella. Although characterized all his later life by extremely good and accurate taste, he was in his youth slightly color blind, and returned not with the green umbrella, which was wanted, but a beautiful blue one. And for the three days of their honeymoon they plodded around under this brilliant canopy.

      Their first meal in their own home was spread on a little drop leaf table, one of the pieces that father purchased at "secondhand" when he furnished the one room in which he slept and doctored his patients for three years.


    Census 22 Jul 1870  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Living with his wife, Lillie; also boarders: Mary McCabe, 19, a domestic servant born in Ireland; Charles Barton, 14, "does chores" born in Illinois; James Relark (?), age 27, a saloon keeper, born in Ireland.
    Residence 1880  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    at 368 Eastern Avenue 
    • Household includes John Campbell, age 26, a single cousin who is a physician. He was born in Ohio and both his parents were born in New England.
    Residence 1881  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Address:
    46 Eastern Avenue 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Young, Wilhelmina,   b. 25 Jul 1873,   d. 25 Jul 1907, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1896  Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18, 19
    • Newspaper clipping dated June 25, 1896; Bloomington, Illinois

      Will Be Married In August.
      Miss Wilha A. Young, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W. H. D. Young, of this city, will be married in August to Dr. R. A. Campbell, of Pomona, Cal. Miss Young is one of the most capable and talented musicians, a graduate of the College of Music, the contralto of the quartette choir at the First M. E. church, a position she has filled for nearly four years; a talented pianist of great ability, and for the past year a teacher in the Bloomington city schools.
      Dr. Campbell is a young physician, a graduate of Chicago, and Los Angeles medical schools, and has been practicing in Pomona during the past year. His specialty is surgery and he stands high in his profession. His father is also a physician and state medical director of the Southern California State Insane Asylum at San Bernardino.
      The wedding will occur about the middle of the month and the young people will leave immediately for their home in Pomona.
    Census 1900  Ontario, San Bernadino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Children 
     1. Campbell, Frances E.,   b. 1897,   d. 4 Feb 1900, Pomona, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +2. Campbell, Marion Yale,   b. 27 Sep 1901,   d. 13 Jun 1977, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Campbell, Merritt Y.,   b. 1903,   d. 1905  (Age 2 years)
     4. Campbell, Wilhelmina Y.,   b. 25 Jul 1907, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1975, Redlands, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Young, Katherine,   b. 4 Jul 1869, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1944, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1909 OR 1910  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • [May 5, 2004] This marriage is now confirmed, based on information from the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. The death notice and memorial to Mrs. Elizabeth Moffett Young, who died March 25, 1928, says: "Mrs. Young is preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Katherine Yale of California, and Ruben Moffet, a brother, who died in the Civil War. Her husband died April 30, 1902, as also her daughter, Mrs. Lulu Van Petten and Mrs. Wilha Campbell, the latter of Los Angeles. She is survived by Mrs. J. W. Dodson, Moweaqua, Mrs. R. A. Campbell, Los Angeles, and Dr. M. D. Young of Tempe, Arizona. Also by thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren."

      Therefore one daughter, Mrs. Wilha Campbell of Los Angeles, has died and another daughter, Mrs. R. A. Campbell, was then living in Los Angeles.

      [April 2, 2004] This marriage is assumed -- and also assumed is that Wilhelmina Young, Robert's first wife, and Katherine Young, Robert's second wife, were sisters; both daughters of the Rev. WHD Young, a Methodist minister from Illinois.
      • 1900 census for Ontario, CA shows Wilhelmina was born in Missouri, her father in Tennessee and her mother in Illinois.
      • Wilhelmina died in 1907 (gravestone).
      • 1910 census says Robert and Catherine (with a "C") had been married 0 years as of April 18, 1910. Catherine was shown to be 40 and the mother of 0 children. In the same household were Marion Y. age 8, and Wilhelmina Y. age 2.
      • 1910 Census also says Catherine was born in Illinois, her father in Tennessee and her mother in Illinois.
    Census 1910  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Address:
    Assembly District 75 
    • Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Residence 1930  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Address:
    764 S. Hobart Blvd 
    Residence 1940  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Address:
    4415 Victoria Park Drive (rear) 
    • private practice at medical center (which Ancestry transcribes as "mineral editor." Same residence as in 1935.
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jun 1870 - Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Joliet, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1896 - Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Ontario, San Bernadino County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at 1608 Orange Street, [now Wilshire Boulevard] - 1910 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1909 OR 1910 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Assembly District 75 - 1910 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Assembly District 63 - 1920 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    764 S. Hobart Blvd - 1930 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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    4415 Victoria Park Drive (rear) - 1940 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery - 1960 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jun 1960 - Whittier, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Campbell, Dr. Robert A. obituary - Whittier newspaper
    RA Campbell obituary - Whittier newspaper

  • Notes 
    • Robert A. Campbell, Los Angeles, Homeopathist, graduate University of California (L. A.) class 1894, Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, 1895;

  • Sources 
    1. [S111] Campbell, RA obituary, photocopy of original article.

    2. [S1459] 1880 US Census - IL: Will County, Year: 1880; Census Place: Joliet, Will, Illinois; Roll: 260; Family History Film: 1254260; Page: 143B; Enumeration District: 197; Image: 0296.

    3. [S1345] California, WWI Soldier Service Cards and Photos, 1917-1918, California State Library; Sacramento, California; California, World War I Soldier Service Records; Roll: 04.

    4. [S1156] California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com), Date: 1960-06-23.

    5. [S131] Letter from Alma Tracy Campbell, 1935.

    6. [S1270] 1910 US Census - CA: Los Angeles County, SD 1; ED 108; Series: T624; Roll 84; pg. 123.

    7. [S1469] 1920 US Census - CA: Los Angeles County, Assembly District 63; 176; 2B, image 134; Robert Campbell; 11 October 2013.

    8. [S936] Land Records - BLM_GLO, Accession #1033245; BLM Serial # CALA 0044812.
      Authority: May 20, 1862 Homestead Act

    9. [S110] Campbell family monument - Hollywood Forever (Reliability: 3).
      Robert A. Campbell 1870-1960

    10. [S884] California Death Records - Rootsweb, http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.

    11. [S1207] Campbell, Alexander - Family Bible.

    12. [S143] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1467] 1900 US Census - CA: San Bernardino, Highland; 0253; pg. 1A; MB Campbell; 11 October 2011.

    14. [S867] 1870 US Census - IL: Will County, City of Wilmington; p. 43; dwelling 357, family 366; MB Campbell; 5 October 2016.

    15. [S1459] 1880 US Census - IL: Will County, FHL Film 1254260; NA Film Number T9-0260; Pg. 143B .

    16. [S1230] U. S. City Directories 1821-1989 (Ancestry.com).

    17. [S114] Campbell, Kleber - correspondence.

    18. [S150] Illinois Marriage Index (online) (Reliability: 3).
      Campbell, Robert A., and Young, Wilhelmina, married August 19, 1896. License: Volume 00K, page 0164; license number 00012036; McLean County

    19. [S112] Campbell, Robert and Wilhelmina Young, engagement announcement.

    20. [S127] 1900 US Census - CA: Ontario City.

    21. [S1270] 1910 US Census - CA: Los Angeles County, Year: 1910; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 75, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T624_84; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0108; FHL microfilm: 1374097.

    22. [S1471] 1930 US Census - CA: Los Angeles County, Assembly Dist 58 Part; 0194; 7A; dwelling 8, family 86; Robert A. Campbell.

    23. [S1472] 1940 US Census - CA: Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, block 16; 60_390; 2B; House 4416, family 45; Robert A. Campbell; 15 October 2016.