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Campbell, Alma Tracy

Campbell, Alma Tracy

Female 1872 - 1938  (65 years)

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  • Name Campbell, Alma Tracy 
    Born 21 Sep 1872  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1880  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Residence 1900  San Jose Township, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    _AMTID 290109528962:1030:113027375 
    _UID D3F4E1FCE01C004A8F90E2292D568F305669 
    Buried 1938  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
    Campbell, Alma Tracy
    Alma Tracy Campbell, obituary - Claremont Courier
    obituary from the Claremont Courier
    Campbell, Alma Tracy headstone
    Gravestone - Alma Tracy Campbell
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Santa Monica, California
    Campbell, Alma Tracy
    Campbell, Alma Tracy
    Married Alexander Campbell, 1842
    Died 13 May 1938  Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • [from the Claremont Courier]
      Alma Tracy Campbell
      With the coming of Dr. M. B. Campbell and his family to Claremont, in 1891, there came a strengthening of every community interest; Dr. Campbell, although in poor health, found in California renewed strength for 20 years of service. His splendid professional and business skill and ability and the identification of the family with all college, church and community efforts never failed.
      Our friend, Miss Alma Campbell, whose death came May 13, 1938, was the oldest of the four daughters of the family, but frail health, from early childhood and throughout her life, laid limitations on her naturally fine abilities, interrupting every ambition for higher education and wider service. Only those who knew her well could know how her splendid memory and keen interest in world affairs overcame the failing eyesight of later years.
      The love of flowers and friends and of little children, her unfailing interest in all problems of national and world affairs, her concern for missionary affairs and her deepening religious thought and faith grew with the suffering that shadowed most of her life.
      She was a gallant soul - her chief regret being that she must receive so much rather than be herself able to serve others.
      Her sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, remain in Claremont, while Cora, the wife of Clarence McCall of the Micronesian mission of the American board, is in Kusaie.
      Dr. Robert Campbell, the only brother, is a physician in Los Angeles and there are three nieces and one nephew: Mrs. Donald E. Lanier, Whittier, Calif.; Mrs. Robert L. Rutherford, Los Angeles; Mrs. Charles Hudson, Hazard, Ky; Rev. Clarence F. McCall Jr., Chicago.
      A few old friends were with the family at the simple service conducted by Dr. A. D. Stauffacher, pastor of Claremont Church, and the commitment was in the family lot in Hollywood cemetery.

    Person ID I2494  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2015 

    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  [6, 7, 8, 9

    • [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  [10
    • 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  [11
    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  [12
    Address:
    46 Eastern Avenue 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1872 - Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Joliet, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - San Jose Township, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery - 1938 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1938 - Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S114] Campbell, Kleber - correspondence.

    2. [S116] 1900 US Census - CA: LA County, San Jose Township, Year: 1900; Census Place: San Jose, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 92; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240092.

    3. [S1253] California Death Index, 1905 -1939.

    4. [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.

    5. [S110] Campbell family monument - Hollywood Forever (Reliability: 3).
      Alma Tracy Campbell 1872-1938

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

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

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

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

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

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

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