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A Moment in History The life of

R Campbell

B: 6 Aug 1909 D: 27 Aug 1909, 21 days old. Springfield, MO Republican, 26 Aug 1909:

 “The infant of Ben Campbell died yesterday of blood poison. The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock this morning at the residence, Lyon and Commercial Streets, with interment in Union Camp Cemetery.”

Records at the Greene Co., MO archives provide this additional information. Records of Deaths, City of Springfield, pg.45 (address given as 335-1/2 Commercial) Name of deceased: R. Campbell-white-male-Died 27 Aug 1909, 21 days old. Cause of death: infantile jaundice. Name of physician: W. Mc. F. Brown. Note: Date of death on Records of Deaths differs from account of newspaper. A tombstone is missing. A search was made for land ownership for Ben Campbell but nothing was found.

by Jean Gaffga Ray! 2014