Advertisement
Advertisement

John Campbell (1904 - 1976)

A photo of John Campbell
Add photo
John Campbell
1904 - 1976
Born
March 28, 1904
Death
April 1976
Last Known Residence
Harper Woods, Wayne County, Michigan 48225
Summary
John Campbell was born on March 28, 1904. He died in April 1976 at 72 years of age. We know that John Campbell had been residing in Harper Woods, Wayne County, Michigan 48225.
Updated: November 3, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Introduction
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of John Campbell. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of John's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that John is always remembered.
Update biography

John's biography

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell John's life so that he is always remembered. What's this?

Biography
John Campbell
Most commonly known as
John Campbell
Full name
Did John go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Harper Woods, Wayne County, Michigan 48225
Last known residence
Male
Gender
John Campbell was born on
Birth
John Campbell died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for John.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of John Campbell?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is John's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was John born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did John finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did John attend?

Religion

Was John a religious man?

Baptism

Was John baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what John did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of John's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did John serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different John Campbell?
View other bios of people named John Campbell
Advertisement
Advertisement

Family Tree

John's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Campbell family tree.

John's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
John Campbell John Campbell
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add John's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Comments

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about John.

Cancel

Obituary

Share John's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

John Campbell died in April 1976 at 72 years old. He was born on March 28, 1904. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John Campbell had been residing in Harper Woods, Wayne County, Michigan 48225.
Followers & Sources
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

1904 - 1976 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during John's lifetime.

In 1904, in the year that John Campbell was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1924, John was 20 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1934, he was 30 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1964, John was 60 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1976, in the year of John Campbell's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

Other Biographies

Other John Campbells

Other Campbells

Other Biographies

Back to Top