GRANVILLE CAMPBELL FAMILY OBITUARIES
Granville P. Campbell
July 26, 1901 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Granville Prather Campbell, son of Samuel and Chloe R. Campbell, born February 24, 1820. Died July 21, 1901, at 8:40 o'clock P.M.,
aged 81 years, 4 months 26 days. He had been sick for about one year, and confined in the house for a past nine months. During his illness no one can imagine
the suffering through which he passed without complaint; but when the supreme moment came for him to pass into his just reward he only said: "I am tired; I
want to go to sleep." He was born in Jennings county within three miles of his present home. He united with the Christian Church about 1852, and lived a
consistant Christian life until his death. He was one of the founders of the Queensville Christian Church. In 1845 he married Jane S. Foster, who died
Sept. 15, 1875.
In 1876 he married Mrs. Martha Elliott, who died Aug. 19, 1892. Nov. 3, 1897 he married Mrs. Rebecca Comer.
His beloved wife and adopted daughter, Josie Eastman, still survive him. He also leaves three sisters to mourn his loss-Marinda Jones,
aged 83, who lived with him; Jane Blacklidge, aged 73, of Cartersburg, and Emma Shreve, the youngest sister. There were eight children in the family. He had
lived on the present farm since 1864, which was only a green woods at that time, but by constant toil he had brought the farm up to a high standard of cultivation.
No children blessed any of his marriages; but he had reared three orphan children. Referring to his church work will say that he was a great worker in the church.
having filled all of the important officers. He was also a worker in the Sunday school. One by one the old landmarks are passing away and it is hard for us to
imagine the changes in the country and people in the lifetime of a man who was born in 1820 and spent his entire life in the same county, and the influence such a
man must have had on the country and people in such a long lifetime. Rev. Martin, of the Christian Church of North Vernon, preached his funeral service. He was
laid to rest by the side of his first wife by his last request. The community has lost a good and useful man.
September 7, 1892 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Mrs. Martha Campbell
The death of Mrs. Martha Campbell on August 18, 1892, at her home near Queensville, removes from the community one of the most respected
residents. Her death was caused by heart failure. She had been ailing but her death came unexpectedly.
Mrs. Campbell was 62 years, 4 months and 29 days old. Her maiden name was Martha Atkinson and hse was born in Switzerland county, Indiana
March 19, 1830. On March 21, 1847, she was married to Cyrus Elliott. To them five children were born-four daughters and one son-three of whom, two daughters and
a son, survive her. On August 14, 1876, she was married to Mr. Granville P. Campbell and was to him a faithful and loving wife until death claimed her. Mr.
Campbell is left alone at the age of 73, but his trust is in Him who knows all and can sympathize with him in his deep grief.
Mrs. Campbell became a Christian at the age of 15 and was identified with the United Brethren in Christ. She was a faithful and devoted
member so long as she was was identified with them. In 1863 under the labors of Rev. John Brazelton, she became a member of the Christian church at Queensville.
Here, as elsewhere, she was ever ready for every good word and work until the Lord called her from labor to rest, from Earth's ceasless toils to Heavens's perpetual
rewards. She lived a most worthy and consistent life-always loyal to the Word of God and her convictions of right. She was one of the Lords's noblest women. Her
devotion, piety and industry were in every way exemplary and commendable.
Farewell, dear sister, farewell till we meet again. Neal S. McCallum.
February 21, 1907 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
An Old Land Mark Gone
Marinda Campbell Jones, oldest daughter of Samuel and Chloe Campbell, was born February 26, 1818; passed away to her long home February 11, 1907;
at the time of her death she lacked just fifteen days of being 89 years old. She was perhaps the oldest person born in this state. She was married to James K. Jones on
April 23, 1837; he died in 1852. To them were born seven children, all of them preceded her to the Better Land. She united with the M.E. Church at the age of 16 years,
and kept the same faith to the end. In her declining years her greatest worry was that she could not attend church; she would frequently try to sing the good old songs
of Zion. Seven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren survive her. Funeral services were held at her late home, one mile north of Queensville, Rev. Black of the North
Vernon M. E. church officiating. Her remains were laid to rest in the Fish Creek cemetery.
February 1, 1888 - North Vernon Sun.
Campbell - at her home in this city, Saturday, January 28th, at 11 0'clock p.m. Mrs. Chloe R. (Prather)
Campbell, wife of Samuel Campbell deceased.
Mrs. Campbell was born in North Carolina, July 18th, 1799, and at her death was aged 88 years, 6 month and 15 days. In her death Jennings county loses one of her worthy
women and early pioneers, she having been a resident since 1816. She was the mother of Granville P. and Samuel Campbell of Queensville; Mrs. Emma Shreve of this city,
and Mrs. Jones of Brewersville. She has two other daughters, one residing in Seymour and the other near Indianapolis.
The funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church yesterday at 10 o'clock by Rev. Bovard, and the remains interred in the city cemetery.
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