Tonights blog is part #2 of the Campbell family. The families that stayed in the area after the coal boom ended, had to learn how to adjust to a new lifestyle of hard times.
Rich Hill Mining Review - January 7, 1972
Mrs. Edna Campbell, 70 of 103 East Olive Street, this city, passsed away Wednesday, January 1, 1972, in the Nevada City Hospital after a lingering illness. Edna Gertrude, daughter of Michael and Sarah Helen Miller Lounsbury, was born in Hume, MO, April 4, 1901. May 27, 1922, at Hume she was united in marriage to Steve Campbell. She had lived her lifetime in this community and was member of the United Methodist Church., W.S.C.S. and Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Steve, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Clark, St. Joseph, MO; one sister, Mrs. Leona Staats, Whittier, CA., one brother, Dr. John L. Lounsbury, San Bernadine, CA and two granddaughters, Allyson and Alicia Clark, St. Joseph. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Jan 6 in the United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Baughman and Rev. Charles Clark officiating. Russell Blakely gave the eulogy. Member of the O.E.S. conducted services at the church. Pallbearers were Herman Eccher, J.D. Anderson, Roland Quinn, Robert Watson, Marlon Hall, and W.W. Clarkson. Honorary pallbearers were George Craig, Walter Clutter, Harold Clutter, Jim Tiona, Joe Tiona, R. T.F. Boyd, James Bales, Arch Copeland, Sam Genisia, Marion Moreland, Chester Dirks, Rev. George Baugh, Jim Brooks, Herb McDaniel and James Wheatley. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Rich Hill Mining Review - January 21, 1937
Mrs. Ruth McMullen, one of Rich Hill's most highly respected residents, passed away Thursday morning at 9:40 at her apartment in the Ina Waller home following a short illness. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy last week. Mrs. McMullen had been a resident of Rich Hill nearly 56 years, coming here with her husband from Howard County, MO. She was a member of the Methodist Church here, and was an active church worker. Her absence from the church will be deeply felt. Her husband preceded her in death in 1931. She was 81 years old. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Oscar W. Bryan of Compton, CA, and Mrs. Emily R. Calvert, of Pasadena, CA. Three brothers, S.R. Campbell, Sr. of Henryetta, OK; James J. Campbell of Warrensburg, MO, and Casey Campbell of Odessa, MO. Four sisters, Mrs. G. L. Noble of Tulsa, OK; Mrs. Grace Casse of San Francisco, CA; Mrs. Emily Nelson of St. Louis, MO; and Mrs. Kate Mudd, of Kansas City. Also three grandchildren; O W Bryan, Jr. of San Jose, CA; Geraldine Bryan of Compton Ca, and Ruth Calvert of Pasadena, CA.
Bates County Republican Rich Hill - Friday January 15. 1937
Death of Mrs. Ruth McMullen
Mrs. Ruth McMullen died at her apartment in the home of Mrs. Ina Waller Thursday morning following a paralytic stroke last week. She rallied after this stroke and then suffered another one this week and her relatives and friends knew that the end was not far off. Her daughters from Los Angeles and Kansas City were with their mother when the end came.
Mrs. McMullen has lived in Rich Hill for a great many years and was a most highly respected and loved lady. She was very active in the Methodist Church work where she has been a member since early girlhood. She reared her family here and always loved the town. Some years ago she went out to California to make her home with her daughters there but her old friends were here and she was never satisfied until she was able to return to her old home. Funeral arrangements have not been made as we go to press.
Rich Hill Mining Review - 19 Feb 1931
Samuel B. McMullen, 74, Died Suddenly Saturday
Samuel B. McMullen, 74 years old, born in Iowa City, Iowa, a resident of Rich Hill since 1884, passed away last Saturday morning, February 14, at his home on Chestnut Street at 8:35 o'clock. Mr. McMullen had been a sufferer for several months from heart trouble and dropsy, and his death while sudden was not wholly unexpected by his wife who survives him. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church and the funeral was conducted from the church Monday afternoon - at 2 o'clock. Mr. McMullen was married to Miss Ruth A. Campbell in 1878 and leaves his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Oscar W. Bryan of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. P.P. Calvert (sic) of Pasadena, CA; also three grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Five children preceded him in death.
Rich Hill Mining Review - Sept 7, 1913
Mrs. Jas. Campbell Dead
Mrs. James Campbell, one of Missouri's Pioneers, passed away yesterday at 5.30 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam McMullen, on North 2nd St. Her husband, a Mexican war veteran, died thirty five years ago. Mrs. Campbell, who was Priscilla Grace Rush, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, Sept 18, 1833. She was married to James Campbell in Carroll Co., MO, Dec 27, 1848; and to them were born thirteen children: Alfonso, William T. and Nannie B., died in early life and ten are living - Mrs. H.F. Lakey, McAllister, OK; Mrs. Ruth McMullen, Rich Hill, Mrs. Sidney Weston, Joplin, Mrs. Sallie McMullen, North Dakota, Mrs. Emily G. Nelson, St. Louis, Mo; S.R. Campbell, Rich Hill, Mrs. Grace R. Ainsworth, Idaho Falls, ID; James J. Campbell, Odessa, Mrs. Willard T. Mudd, Kansas City, C. B. Campbell, Prairie Grove, AR.
Mrs. Campbell was converted in early life at Cooper's Chapel, near Booneville, MO, and has been a faithful member of the M.E. Church for over a half century. For twelve years she has lived among her children, making her headquarters with S.R. Campbell at Rich Hill. For two years she has been a great sufferer, but was always brave and cheerful. The whole community sympathizes with the children, who are held in the highest esteem. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Park Ave. M.E. Church, Rev. J. H. Cleaves officiating.