Richard Henry Campbell

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  • Name: Richard Henry Campbell
  • Location of Birth: Quebec, Canada
  • Date of Birth: October 28, 1872
  • Date of Death: August 7, 1944 (73 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 9, 1917 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: April 9, 1919 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Served with the Minnesota Casual Detachment 236, 163rd, 7th Engineer Regiment Depot Big Abo 17th Engineer, Railway.

  • Wars Involved:
    Spanish-American War or World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    News article dated August 9, 1944:
    "Richard lived around the Cohasset, Minnesota country. He spent some time with friends and visited in various parts of the country. He would come and go.
    Last weekend he was in the Cohasset area and, it is reported he was drinking to excess. He stopped in to visit with Chris Opsahl and he spent the night there. He went to bed and asleep and never woke up.
    As far as is known, Richard Campbell was one of those men who had no family and no near relatives. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War."

    Second news article, dated August 9, 1944:
    "Richard Henry Campbell passed away in his sleep on Sunday evening, August 6, at the home of Chris Opsahl. Mr. Campbell had made his home for over a year at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ostrander.
    Very little is known about the deceased, except that he was a veteran of the first World War and was about 75 years of age. He was born in Quebec, Canada, and was a naturalized citizen of the United States. It is believed that his mother is still living and that he has several brothers and sisters, but no definite facts could be found about them.
    Funeral arrangements are indefinite."

    News article dated August 9, 1944:
    "Funeral services are to be held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the chapel of the Libbey Funeral Home for Richard Campbell, 73, of the Cohasset community. The services will be conducted by the Reverend H. J. Snyder. There are no known survivors."

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-04-1-3)

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