Biography of Frank M. Campbell
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





FRANK M. CAMPBELL, who has resided on his present farm of 100 acres, situated in Chest township, Clearfield county, Pa., since 1895, is one of the enterprising and prominent men of this section. He was born in Tioga county, Pa., February 23, 1866, and is a son of Ely and Mary E. (Low) Campbell.

Ely Campbell was born also in Tioga county, a son of Robert and Rhoda (McMasters) Campbell, natives also of Tioga county but of Scotch extraction. Ely Campbell was reared on the home farm and worked in the woods near the old homestead from boyhood until he was twenty one years old. In 1870 he came to Clearfield county and located in Bell township, following rafting and other work of a woodsman for three years and then moved to McGee's Mills, where he remained for three more years. Later he went to Five Points, in Chest township, and lived there until 1881, when he returned to the old homestead in Tioga county, where he still carries on farming. He married Mary E. Low, who also survives. Her parents were John and Ellen Low, natives of Germany. To Ely Campbell and wife the following children were born: Frank M.; David, who is a farmer in Tioga county; Edward L. and Clayton, both of whom reside in Tioga county; Ida, who is the wife of William Robinson, of Mansfield, Pa.; Edith, who is the wife of C. Preston, of Mansfield, Pa., and Della, who is the wife of F. Campman, of Oregon Hill, Pa.

When Frank M. Campbell was only eleven years old he accompanied his father to the woods and assisted him until he was twentyone, after that engaging in farming in Chest township, Clearfield county. After marriage he moved to Coalport, Pa., and later to Irvona, where he was in the tannery business for three years, and followed draying and teaming for three years more, after which he settled on his present farm and since then has been interested in farming and lumbering.

Mr. Campbell was married April 17, 1888, to Miss Isabel McGarvey, who was born October 30, 1866, a daughter of Anthony and Ellen (Hunter) McGarvey, residents of Jordan township for many years, well known and highly respected farming people there. Mrs. Campbell was accomplished and educated and for some years prior to her marriage taught music, having graduated in music both at Ansonville and Cherry Tree. She was a lady of beautiful character and was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell: Harry D., who is in the Street railway service at Pittsburg, Pa.; Vincent A., who is the home farmer; Willis E., although but seventeen years old, has a position in a saw mill at Pittsburg; Helen Leola, who attends to the domestic affairs for her father and the younger children; Laura Jane, who attends school; and Bennie Charles, Katie, Nettie May and Ruth, the last named being four years old, while three others died in infancy.

Mr. Campbell is one of the influential Republicans in Chest township and is township supervisor, having been a township official since 1905. He is an active citizen in all that concerns the general welfare of this section and is always ready to do his part in promoting public spirited enterprises of which his judgment approves.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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