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John A. Campbell (1884 - 1940)

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John A. Campbell
1884 - 1940
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1884
Death
1940
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John A. Campbell was born in 1884, and died at age 56 years old in 1940. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John A. Campbell.
Updated: September 12, 2018
Biography ID: 460055

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John Campbell passed away at age 56 years old in 1940. John A. Campbell was born in 1884. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John A. Campbell.

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John A. Campbell lived 15 years shorter than the average Campbell family member when he died at the age of 56.
The average age of a Campbell family member is 71.
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John Campbell
I got this photo at a Auction.
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Does anyone know who this person is?
I am sure that he is related to me as most of my family looks just like him.
Please contact me with any info on theis person.
Karen :>) e-mail: [contact link]
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I am loking for my father's family and this photo looks like him. May be a relative. My father is James Ernest Campbell. B. 1921 D. 1959 Father Martin Campbell Mother Anna Wilborn
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John B Campbell & Lillin M. Fox, Iowa
My GGGrandfather John Barker Campbell holding my Grandmother Lillin Margaret Fox in Des Moines, Iowa circa 1883, when she was about 6 months old.
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Steve - He has such a look of pure joy on his face, holding his grandaughter! This is an amazing picture.
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Wm. Campbell Home
Home built about 1871 in Jewell County, Kansas, north of Esbon, near what was the community of Salem.
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John Freeman Jeffords Family
John Freeman Jeffords with wife, Rose Cordell J., with 3 of his 4 sons:Clyde, Max and Rex, Daughter Nell plus Rose's sister, Daisy Campbell and her two sons, John and Wayne.
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1884 - 1940 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that John A. Campbell was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1914, by the time he was 30 years old, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1923, by the time he was 39 years old, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1938, John was 54 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1940, in the year of John A. Campbell's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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