Octogenarian Passes Away.
Richard Springs Campbell Passes Away at the extreme age of eighty-four years.
After an illness extending over a period of about live weeks, and which he bore with patience and fortitude, Richard S. Campbell quietly passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Pate, Sunday morning, Feb. 28th, 't the advanced age of eighty-four years, Jhree months and seven days.
Richard Springs Campbell was born near Raleigh, North Carolina Nov. 19, 1830. At an early age, he moved with his parents to Tennessee. At the age of twenty-one, he came t6 Galveston in 1851, and traveled afoot overland to Fayette county where he entered the employ of a widow, Mrs. Posey, as overseer of a large plantation until the winter of 1960. Leaving there he went to Arkansas, near the foot hills of the Ozarks; where he was married to Miss Lizzie Gettys in the spring of 1861. To this union was horn six children, two of whom died in infancy, four reaching manhood and womanhood. Robert deceased, and Ralph a prosperous farmer -living near Colmesneil; Mrs. Florence Keeth deceased, and Mrs Addie Pate, wife of W. J. Pate of Woodville.
On April 12th, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company K., 36th Trans-Ark. Reg., Price's division, where he participated in all principal battles fought west of the Mississippi, with much honor to himself and his country.
In the fall of 1861, while in the army, he joined the Missionary Baptist church and lived a consistent member all his life.1 He also joined the Masons at the age of twenty-one and was an honored member of that noble order.
After the war, he like thousands of others, returned to his anxious wife to begin life over again. They traveled overland to Tyler county, landing here in the winter of 1865, their worldly pos sessions consisting of an old wounded army mule and an Enfield' Rifle. He settled about one mile west of Woodville, and two years later moved six miles west of town where he lived for thirty I years, where his wife died. Since then he .has-resided with Mrs. W. J. Pate.
Mr. Campbell was well known and liked by everyone who knew him. 'He
was a consistent Chris. fiat]; of ten expressing his abiding faith in God's will; a faithful husband and father, a brave soldier and a noble citizen. He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his death.
he-was --tenderly—laid, to, rest with Masonic honors beside his wife in the Anderson cemetery. near his old home three miles west Of town last Monday.
'This paper extends its sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends.,
Card of Thanks.
To those who so kindly assisted us in the long illness and death of our father, we thank you sincerely and pray God's richest blessings upon each one of them.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pate.