History Record View

Title: Howard B. Campbell
File Attachment:
Attachment Type:

The worthy gentleman to a review of whose life the reader's attention is herewith invited is one of the well known citizens of Warren county and a creditable descendant of one of our leading pioneer families. He is a sterling son of the soil, a self-made man in all the term implies, and his career is interesting in view of the fact that he has forged to the front despite all obstacles and has made his influence felt for the good of his community in all lines.

Howard B. Campbell was born on September 17, 1869, in Attica, Fountain county, Indiana, on his grandfather's farm, and he is the son of Thomas and Mary (Rupert) Campbell. The father was a native of Fountain county, and here he grew to manhood, received his early education in the old-time schools and here he devoted his life to agricultural pursuits and to stock raising. He served during the Civil war as a member of the fifteenth Indiana Regiment. He was a business man of considerable ability, and for some time was president of the handle company operating at Attica, the large success of this concern being due principally to his wise foresight and judicious management. He is at present engaged in the grain business at Attica. Thomas Campbell is the son of Jeremiah B. Campbell, one of the early settlers of Indiana. Mrs. Mary Campbell, mother of the subject, is also still living. She, too, came from one of the worthy old families of Campaign county, Ohio.

Howard B. Campbell, the immediate subject of this sketch, attended the common schools at Attica. He accompanied his family to Ohio, but they did not remain long in the Buckeye state, having returned to Attica, and there young Campbell finished his schooling. He worked as a bank clerk for a number of years and then learned the handle-making trade. In September, 1893, he made the race in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma, securing a claim in the Wild Horse valley. He later began tradig in Missouri land and was very successful in this, and in due course of time had laid by a competency. He is at present owner of a productive and well-improved farm of over two hundred acres, known far and near as "Five Points," lying on the Keys road in one of the choicest farming sections of Warren county, also two hundred forty acres on the Warrick road. He is carrying on general farming and stock raising and he has an excellent home and outbuildings, everything about his place denoting thrift and good managment and that a man of progressive ideas and indomitable energy has its management in hand, with the aid of a hustlig little wife.

Mr. Campbell was married on June 30, 1896, to Anna Odle, daughter of Miles Odle. Miles Odle was born in Warren county in 1841 and was married in 1866 to Susan Hunter, daughter of John Park Hunter. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. Grant Rice and Mrs. Howard Campbell. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, namely: Park H. and Howard B., Jr.

The Campbell family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church and are faithful in their support of the same. Mr. Campbell is a director and a stockholder in the Central Bank of West Lebanon, Indiana.

[Page 860-861.]

Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001043
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

Information in this record is provided for personal research purposes only and may not be reproduced for publication. If you have questions about copyright issues contact the archive source listed above.