Eliza E. Mitchell Campbell

Contributed by Jim Simmons.  Thanks, Jim

Pub. Times-Leader, January 11, 1923



        Mrs. Eliza Eleanor Campbell, aged 82 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. J. Underwood, two miles southwest of this city, Tuesday evening at 6:15 , after a week's illness.  Mrs. Campbell was one of the pioneers of Hamilton  County and has lived a useful and highly respected life.

        During most of her life she was a resident of Crook Township, and for a number of years she was a resident of this city, but for the past seven years she has made her home with her daughter mentioned above.  The funeral services will be held today at Concord Methodist Church about eight miles east of this city.  An obituary will appear in the next week's issue of The Times.



        Eliza Eleanor Campbell, was born June 12, 1840, about three miles east of McLeansboro, and died January 2, 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. J. Underwood near McLeansboro.

       She was the daughter of Ichabod and Polly Mitchell, pioneer settlers of Hamilton County.  She was married to James M. Campbell in 1862 and lived in Hamilton County all her life.

        She was the mother of seven children, Leonidas, Annie, Harry, Ruth, Frank, Fred and Marshall, and she left 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Her husband and four of her children, Leonidas, Annie, Fred and Marshall preceded her to the great beyond.  She leaves three children, Harry, who now lives in Tulsa, Okla., Ruth Underwood, wife of D. J. Underwood of near McLeansboro, and Frank of Reno, Nevada.

       She early in life joined the Methodist church and remained a faithful and devoted member until death.  Her life was one of devotion to her home and her children, and she was ever found on the side of right and always ready to condemn the wrong.

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