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November 19, 1914 - North Vernon Plain Dealer


    William S. Campbell, aged fifty-four years, died at his home on Poplar Street, this city, November 12th, after and illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the residence, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. M. Irvine of the Presbyterian Church. The remains were laid to rest in the Vernon Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Gail Tripp and Miss Josephine Campbell, and one son Ewing Campbell.
    Willaim S. Campbell was born at Hayden, Jennings County, Indiana, July 15, 1860. He was the son of Joseph W. and Susanna Campbell. After reaching man's estate he engaged in business with his father at Lovett, Indiana. He was married October 9, 1884, to Nancy J. Howard of Greensburg, who survives him. This union was blessed with three children, Mrs. Gail Tripp, Miss Josephine Campbell and Ewing Campbell. In 1886, Mr. Campbell emigrated to the state of Kansas, settled at Mt. Hope, where he became cashier of the Farmers' and Drovers' Bank, and filled the position with credit for a period of three years, when he returned to his native state and resided in the city of Greensburg for one year. In 1891, he returned to Jennings County, accepting the position of assistant cashier of The North Vernon State Bank, upon its organization, occupying this position as long as it was operated as a state bank. After this institution had been chartered as the North Vernon National Bank, he became cashier of the same and held that position until the time of his death. He served four years as county auditor of Jennings County, and four years as councilman-at-large in the city of his home. It can be truthfully said of Mr. Campbell that in all the positions and business positions that he held in life, he filled them with signal ability and unerring honesty. He was a faithful servant in public office and was implicitly trusted in private positions and business relations. He was the very embodiment of honor. He was kind, gentle, suave, loving and being loved by all with whom he came in contact; he was an exempling citizen, true friend, valued neighbor, devoted husband and father. No one spoke unkindly of Mr. Campbell, if he did, he spoke unjustly. Stricken with a fatal malady, he bore the ordeal with patience and fortitude to the end, dying, conscious of duty well done. The community in which Mr. Campbell lived is the better for the example of his life, while all mourn its passing, and while the sable cloud of sorrow has settled above the heads of his faithful wife and worshipful children, the good name and character of the departed will be a consoling light to their feet as they continue life's journey without him.

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Like a swift, fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud,
A flash of lightning, a break of the wave,
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