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Campbell, Cora Belle

Campbell, Cora Belle

Female 1878 - 1966  (87 years)

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  • Name Campbell, Cora Belle 
    Born 17 Nov 1878  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 7 Jun 1900  San Jose Township, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Graduation 1901  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    the University of California 
    Fact 1 29 Jun 1940  [6
    sailed aboard the Takata Moru from Yokohama to Los Angeles 
    Residence 15 Jul 1940  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    _AMTID 290109526511:1030:113027375 
    _COLOR 13 
    _UID 9E488A161FF45243BA263B5693771FF6BE10 
    Died 3 Aug 1966  Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8, 9
    Buried SAY 7 Aug 1966  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Address:
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
    McCall, Cora Campbell - gravestone
    Gravestone - Cora Campbell, Hollywood Forever
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    Notes 

    • Family History [photocopy of hand-written account by Cora Belle Campbell McCall; no date but ends with 1934]

      Clarence Field McCall was born in Reform, MO. on August 11, 1881 the sixth of the seven children of Kemuel and Maggie McCall. He graduated from Westminster College in Fulton in 1900. Cora Belle Campbell was born in Joliet, Ill. on Nov 17, 1878, the fourth of five children of Merritt and Lillie Campbell. The family moved to Claremont, Calif in 1891. Cora graduated from the University of California in 1901. These two met at the Bible Teachers' Training School in New York in the fall of 1907. They were married in Los Angeles July 14, 1908 and sailed for Japan in the following September as missionaries of the United Christian Missionary Society (Disciples of Christ). We spent our first winter in Osaka and moved to Akita in May, 1909. There we lived for a year in the little Japanese house where Merritt was born on September 16. We spent the winter of 1910-11 in Tokyo and then returned to Akita and lived until 1929 in the big mission home. Field was born there in 1912. Robert was born in a Tokyo hospital on April 28, 1914 and died in Akita on Dec 20 1915. Frances was born in Karuizawa in 1915. In March 1916 we went to America on our first furlough. We spent the summer in Miss. and one year in Claremont and one in Long Beach and returned to Akita in August 1918. Merritt died in May 1920. Field and Frances studied the Calvert Course until we went to Oberlin, Ohio is 1925. They were in school there and when we returned Field entered the Canadian Academy in Kobe where he stayed for three years. In 1929 we went to Tokyo for a year. Father taught in Aoyama Gakuin. Field and Frances entered the American School and Mother studied in the Japanese Language School. In the fall of 1930 we went to Niigata having joined the American Board Mission. Field and Frances lived in the school dormitories after that. Field graduated in June 1931 and went to America to enter Berea College. Frances graduated in 1933 and went to Berea returning home with Field and Bill Murphy who had come to spend the summer. We had a delightful time for six weeks, visited Akita to see our old home and friends and the graves of Merritt and Robert.

      In April 1934 while looking forward to our furlough we were asked by our Board to consider going to Micronesia and they suggested that Father should go to see the field and look into the work which he did while Mother stayed in Karuizawa recuperating from a very serious operation performed in the February before.
    Person ID I13  McCall Roots
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2016 

    Father Campbell, Dr. Merritt Bates,   b. 29 Nov 1843, Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1911, Heber, Imperial County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Pennington, Hannah Elizabeth,   b. 17 Nov 1849, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1902, Patton, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1869  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14, 15

    • [From Alma Campbell's letter]
      ...the restless pioneer spirit soon drove him westward, and his journey ended at Wilmington Illinois, a thriving country town. Here he met and married Hannah Elizabeth Pennington, a girl of nineteen, who was a helpmeet indeed, and whose alert mind and ready sympathies shared his ideals and aspirations and rejoiced in his achievements...

      ...On June 16, 1869, she married Merritt Bates Campbell. The day was ushered in by a heavy frost, following several weeks of warm weather, and stoves were brought out and set up for the occasion. The wedding trip of this young couple took them as far as Bloomington and Springfield where they were caught in a heavy rain and father went to purchase an umbrella. Although characterized all his later life by extremely good and accurate taste, he was in his youth slightly color blind, and returned not with the green umbrella, which was wanted, but a beautiful blue one. And for the three days of their honeymoon they plodded around under this brilliant canopy.

      Their first meal in their own home was spread on a little drop leaf table, one of the pieces that father purchased at "secondhand" when he furnished the one room in which he slept and doctored his patients for three years.


    Census 22 Jul 1870  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Living with his wife, Lillie; also boarders: Mary McCabe, 19, a domestic servant born in Ireland; Charles Barton, 14, "does chores" born in Illinois; James Relark (?), age 27, a saloon keeper, born in Ireland.
    Residence 1880  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    at 368 Eastern Avenue 
    • Household includes John Campbell, age 26, a single cousin who is a physician. He was born in Ohio and both his parents were born in New England.
    Residence 1881  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Address:
    46 Eastern Avenue 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McCall, Rev. Clarence Field,   b. 11 Aug 1881, Steedman, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1962, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 14 Jul 1908  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    • Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File)
      July 15, 1908, page II 3
      Proquest Historical Newspapers,
      Los Angeles Times

      Evening wedding.
      Miss Cora Campbell, daughter of Dr. M. B. Campbell of 1608 Orange Street, last evening became the bride of Rev. Clarence F. McCall, who recently accepted a charge in Japan. Rev. and Mrs. McCall will spend the summer here and in the East before leaving for the Orient. Rev. E. C. Norton of Claremont was the officiating clergyman and the guests were relatives and intimate friends only. Miss Mary Campbell, a sister of the bride, and Dr. Robert A. Campbell, a brother, attended the couple as maid of honor and best man, and little Marian Campbell was the flower girl.
    Children 
     1. McCall, Merritt Campbell,   b. 16 Sep 1909, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1920, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     2. McCall, Rev. Dr. Clarence Field Jr.,   b. 20 Feb 1912, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1967, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. McCall, Robert Marshall,   b. 28 Apr 1914, Tokyo, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1915, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. McCall, Frances Elizabeth,   b. 26 Jul 1915, Karuizawa, Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 2014, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1878 - Joliet, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Joliet, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1900 - San Jose Township, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Address:
    the University of California - 1901 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jul 1908 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 15 Jul 1940 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1966 - Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery - SAY 7 Aug 1966 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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  • Photos
    Campbell, Cora Belle
    Cora Belle Campbell, about 1932
    Married Clarence Field McCall, Sr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] 1900 US Census - CA: LA County, San Jose Township.

    2. [S1255] Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    3. [S1156] California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com), Date: 1966-08-03.

    4. [S116] 1900 US Census - CA: LA County, San Jose Township, Year: 1900; Census Place: San Jose, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 92; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240092.

    5. [S1459] 1880 US Census - IL: Will County, Year: 1880; Census Place: Joliet, Will, Illinois; Roll: 260; Family History Film: 1254260; Page: 143B; Enumeration District: 197; Image: 0296.

    6. [S1357] California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959.

    7. [S126] Social Security Death Index.

    8. [S884] California Death Records - Rootsweb, accessed; 4 February 2014; death record for Cora Campbell McCall .

    9. [S1211] Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Admini stration.

    10. [S110] Campbell family monument - Hollywood Forever (Reliability: 3).
      Cora C. McCall 1878-1966

    11. [S1035] McCall, Cora Campbell (1878-1966) FAG #42455097, 3 Aug 1966; 1878–1966; 42455097.

    12. [S1207] Campbell, Alexander - Family Bible.

    13. [S131] Letter from Alma Tracy Campbell, 1935.

    14. [S143] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S1467] 1900 US Census - CA: San Bernardino, Highland; 0253; pg. 1A; MB Campbell; 11 October 2011.

    16. [S867] 1870 US Census - IL: Will County, City of Wilmington; p. 43; dwelling 357, family 366; MB Campbell; 5 October 2016.

    17. [S1459] 1880 US Census - IL: Will County, FHL Film 1254260; NA Film Number T9-0260; Pg. 143B .

    18. [S1230] U.S. City Directories 1821-1989, [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (ww w.ancestry.com : accessed );.

    19. [S1479] LA Times Newspaper online images (Proquest), McCall & Campbell Wedding; 15 July 1908; Section II, pg. 3; 11 December 2012.

    20. [S1530] California County Marriages, 1850-1952 (FS), 22 November 2015; McCall-Campbell marriage.