Mary Melvina York Campbell
*Contributed by Mary Lou Jacobson.
January 24, 1929
Mrs. Mary Melvina YORK CAMPBELL, the daughter of William and Rebecca York, was born in Hamilton Co., Ill., June 20, 1860; died January 15, 1929. Age 68 years, 6 months and 25 days. She died at the home of her son W. J. Campbell in McLeansboro, Ill. She was united in marriage to A. D. Campbell of McLeansboro on September 12, 1877. To this union, nine children were born, four of whom preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband A. D. Campbell of McLeansboro; four daughters, Mrs. S. A. Biggerstaff, Mrs. W. H. Smith, and Mrs. Ina Harrison of McLeansboro, Mrs. Rolla Woolsey of DeQuoin, Ill.; and one son, W. J. Campbell of McLeansboro. She also leaves six grandchildren and one great grandchild besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Campbell was a wonderful wife and mother. She spent her life in the home, bearing the burdens of here family with a true mother's love that has endeared her to her husband, with whom she lived for more than half a century. It was in the home that she found her greatest pleasure, never tiring of helping her husband and children. No night was too dark, no sun too hot that she could not answer every call day or night. Mrs. Campbell was converted at Brush Harbor Church in the tear of 1905. There she found her Saviour. Her life was so lived that when the hour of death arrived she was ready and anxious to meet her Lord and her dear father, mother and children. Mrs. Campbell's father was killed in the Civil War, and she had never seen her father until the Angel of Death called her to Heaven to greet him in the sky.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of Wm. J. Campbell in McLeansboro on Thursday, Jan 17, at 2 o'clock, by Rev. W. R. Evans, Pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment took place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.Note: Mary Melvina York's father was William York who mustered into service in the Civil War on 27 Feb 1862. At the end of the war, he was returning home when the Steamer "General Lyons" caught fire in a storm and he was lost as sea.
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