John Campbell (1877 - 1965)

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John Campbell
1877 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
John Campbell was born on November 11, 1877. He died in May 1965 at 87 years old. We know that John Campbell had been residing in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin 53121.


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John Campbell passed away in May 1965 at age 87. He was born on November 11, 1877. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Campbell had been residing in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin 53121.
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In 1877, in the year that John Campbell was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1892, he was only 15 years old when on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1925, he was 48 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1943, when he was 66 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1965, in the year of John Campbell's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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Dec 16, 1905 - December 1970
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Nov 23, 1900 - July 1978
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Feb 9, 1906 - January 1982
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Apr 25, 1878 - November 1962
Richard Campbell
Apr 13, 1921 - August 1980
Lillian Campbell
Jun 2, 1895 - September 1968
Rockford, Illinois
Whitfield Campbell
Feb 23, 1919 - February 1982
Fox Lake, Illinois
Catherine Campbell
Dec 31, 1910 - August 1970
Chicago, Illinois
Gloria C Campbell
Dec 4, 1916 - Aug 3, 1996
San Diego, CA
Virgil W Campbell
Oct 20, 1922 - Aug 13, 1993
Richton Park, IL
Anita W Campbell
Nov 3, 1916 - Jan 14, 2006
Donald A Campbell
Apr 10, 1923 - Aug 29, 1997
Park Ridge, IL
Mabel Campbell
May 14, 1895 - April 1981
Nutley, New Jersey
Cora Campbell
Jul 11, 1905 - February 1976
Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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