CAMPBELL COUSINS CORRESPONDENCE
June 12, 1923.
As I begin my first letter of
the Series, I feel very thankful that as a family so many of
us are still living end that all are respected American
citizens, a fact which does honor to our ancestors and one of
which not every family can boast. I am sure I shall enjoy
hearing from every Cousin, but since I broke my ankle January
31, it has seemed such an effort for me to write letters that
if you hear from me once or twice a year, I think I will be
We owe our thanks, at least, to
Cousin Will Selph for his
plan of the "Campbell Cousins Correspondence".
Of course, you all know how my
life has been saddened. April 27, 1922, the Angel of Death
came into our home and for the first time our immediate family
circle was broken and George
was called to his reward. He had lived a good life and will be
remembered by you all, I am sure, as a conscientious Christian
He bad been an Elder in the
Presbyterian Church for over thirty years a Past Grand and
Chaplain in the Odd Fellows Lodge and was much respected by
all who knew him.
Our daughter, Helen,
N. Wilson of Penn Yan, who died August 17, 1915. She was
left with two fine boys, Richard
Lewis, who is now thirteen and George
Robert, eleven years of age. She and the boys and I are
living together here in Mansfield.
Our Cousins have always
seemed more like a large family of brothers and sisters than
like Cousins, and when our Circle is broken, as it has been
since our last reunion by the death of Cousin Dell
Campbell and Herb
Hughey, it means a personal loss to us all. Each year
we must expect changes, but when we have our last Cousins
Reunion here, I hope in the great beyond, we may have a
reunion where every Cousin will answer to the roll call.
I often see members of the family; during the past three weeks, Jennie and Alta Cady, Emma Buck, Charlie Congdon and Treva Hooker Hazlett, have visited us. I also have had a letter or card from every one of the Cousins except Herby Hughey since I hurt my ankle,‑ which I appreciated so much and I shall look forward with pleasure to hearing from you all soon, through our "Campbell Cousins Correspondence".
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(William Campbell Family)