Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CLINTON C. CAMPBELL, proprietor
of the Hotel Chelan, Chelan, Washington, was born in Ashland county, Ohio,
September 12, 1855. His father, Daniel, a native of Ohio, was of
Scotch ancestry, of the famous Clan Campbell. He died at Chelan in
1902. The mother, Eliza (Fluke) Campbell, born in Pennsylvania, of
Dutch descent, died in Iowa, in 1894.
Our subject was reared in Ohio until 1859,
when his family removed to Illinois and thence to Iowa, in 1863, and while
here he attended the Mt. Pleasant Academy and pursued a law course in the
Iowa State University, Iowa City. In 1880 he was admitted to practice,
which he continued seven or eight years. He was police magistrate
for two years in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1890 he came to Chelan, where
he engaged in the real estate business. He located a homestead, which
he later relinquished, and has bought and sold considerable town real estate,
and still owns much property. Mr. Campbell built the first modern
frame house in Okanogan County, at that period embracing this portion of
Chelan county. In building the Auditorium in Chelan he was the prime
mover, and has always taken an active part in all public enterprises, and
has been police magistrate since the incorporation of the town He
has six brothers living, Howard S., Samuel M., Madison R., Phillip F.,
Elmore P., and Lewis C. He also has two sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Edmonds,
of Chelan, and Mrs. Catherine A. Lotsplich, who died in Nebraska, in 1888.
Our subject was married June 15, 1887, at
Sioux City, Iowa, to Carrie E. Sparks, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in
1859. She moved to Sioux City, Iowa, in 1866, and taught ten years
in the public schools there. Her father, William, was one of Minnesota's
earliest settlers, and later removed to Sioux City, where he built and
operated the first planing mill of the place. He died in 1887.
Mrs. Campbell has two brothers, John and Thomas, two half brothers, William
and George, and three sisters, Alexandria, wife of C. N. Martin, of Sioux
City, Catherine and Lilu, both of Sioux City. She has one son, Arthur
C., residing at home. Mr. Campbell is a member of the I. O. O. F.,
Rebekahs, W. W. and K. P.