Nelson Valentine Campbell , 18601928 (aged 68 years)

Nelson Valentine /Campbell/
Given names
Nelson Valentine

Appearing in The Terre Haute Tribune, Monday, 29 October 1928, page 2.

Funeral services for Nelson v. Campbell, 68 years old, R. R. 5, Marshall, Ill., who died at St. Anthony's hospital at 6 o'clock Saturday evening, will be held from the residence at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He is survived by the widow, Harriett; five daughters, Mrs. E. A. Hedges, of near Carbondale, Ill.; Mrs. O. a. Haslett, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. H. E. Weaver, of Terre haute; Mrs. A. A. Weaver, of Dennison, Ill, and Mrs. W. R. Taylor, of Dennison; four brothers and two sisters. burial will be at Livingston, Ill.

Clark County Democrat, Wednesday Eve., November 7, 1928, page 1:


Nelson V. Campbell, son of John W. and Mary E. (McFarland) Campbell was born in Wabash Township, Clark County, Ill, on January 25, 1860. He was the third child of a family of twelve children, who came into that home of whom four brothers and two sisters are still living.

He grew to manhood in the vicinity and on April 21, 1887, was married to Hattie F. Laufman, daughter of Keefer and Harriet Laufman of Edgar County, Illinois. To this union was born one son and six daughters of whom the son, Alvis L., died April 16, 1918, and one daughter Olive, in infancy.

Nelson, as everyone knew him was stricken seven weeks go with a disease which the doctors could be relieved by a surgical operation and he was taken to St. Anthony’s hospital in Terre Haute for that purpose, but he gradually grew worse and the end came in the evening of October 27, 1928.

Left surviving him are the wife, Hattie F., and the following daughters, Mrs. Everett Hedges of Carbondale, Ill, Mrs. Orville Haslet, of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. H. E. Weaver, of Terre Haute, Ind., Mrs. Aaron Weaver, of Marshall, Ill, and Mrs. Russell Taylor, of Dennison, Ill, fifteen grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters as well as many other relatives.

He was a kind and indulgent husband and father always doing his very best for those dependent upon him. He will be sorely missed not alone by his family but by the entire neighborhood and church in the work of both of which he was always active.

He was converted in 1905 during a meeting held at Asbury Church by Revs. Russell and Walsh and united with that church and has been an active and useful member all these years.

Think of him faring on, as dear In the love of There as the love of here.

The touches of his hands have strayed As reverently as his lips have prayed.

Think of him still as the same, I say He is not dead—he is just away.