From Phebe CAMPBELL
1. Undated, but after
June 4, 1898
Death of Robert Campbell.
Campbell, one of the oldest residents of this
borough, died at his home on West Main street yesterday
morning at about 5 o'clock, in the seventy-seventh year of his
age. The cause of death was cancer of the stomach.
Robert Campbell was the son of James Campbell, a pioneer
of Nelson borough, formerly known as Beecher [sic] Island, and had
resided there for more sixty years until his removal to
Elkland, where he was residing at the time of his death. He
was married to Miss Emma
Selling of Reading, N. Y., about 1850, by whom he had
three children who survive him, viz: Charles
Campbell, now living in the west; Mrs.
Eaton, living at Nelson, and Mrs.
Baldwin, of Williamsport, who, with her husband were
with him at the time of his death, Two of his brothers, E.
B. and J.
C. Campbell, live in Elkland, and his other brother, Joseph,
living in Arizona, while his one sister, Mrs.
D. C. Kemp of Farmington,
survive. His first wife died in 1889 and he married Mrs.
P. Crandall, a sister of his first wife, who survives
For more than forty years, Mr. Campbell had
been a consistent and active member of the M. E. Church and
when the final summons came it found him ready to obey and
willing to depart. All his years he has an active, busy life
and was well and favorably known in this and adjoining
counties, where he will be missed but not forgotten.
The funeral will be held at the house
tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. T. C.
Easson, and burial at the Nelson cemetery.
2. Undated, but after June 17,
The funeral of
Robert Campbell, who died in Elkland last Wednesday, was held
here on Friday at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Easson, of Elkland,
officiated. Mr. Campbell leaves a wife, one son, and two
daughters. He was a brother of E.B. and John C. Campbell, of
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