CAMPBELL COUSINS CORRESPONDENCE
Elmira, N. Y.,
June 15, 1923.
William Selphís suggestion that everybody write three pages four times a year is quite a contract. Personally, I do not write that much to my very intimate friends; however, I am glad to give you a little information regarding myself and family.
You probably know that Cousin Lou[ella CAMPBELL Young] died on August 24th, 1918. On September 25th, 1919, I married my bookkeeper, Ida Stacey, who is still my bookkeepeer and a good one; besides being a fine housekeeper and a good cook, she is a very good musician and can play accompaniments well for anything I can sing.
[My son] Roswell married Katherine Pratt of this city, and they have two boys; the oldest one is Philip Pratt, and the youngest one is John Campbell. They are husky boys. Roswell lives in Boston and is associated with R. H. Stearns Co., as buyer.
Clifford has just been ordained a Presbyterian Minister, having graduated from Union College this year.
Edward, who has studied music for the last twelve years or so, has just been appointed accompanist for "The New York Oratorio Society" and is studying and teaching in New York City. He is about to make a concert tour with a grand opera soprano through Canada and into Pittsburgh.
Ethel married John C. Roe who is in the Tripure Water business in this city. They live in Cobbles Park, East, and have one lively daughter, Helen Jane [Olin].
The family are all enjoying good health and on the whole I think we have been very fortunate.
- Report No. 1 - Page 21
(John H. Campbell Family)