I have a letter dated Sept 1923, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia from S&C Campbell, to my great grandmother, Elizabeth Campbell living in Nova Scotia, Canada. The letter is signed – “We are your loving Brother and Sister, S&C Campbell”.
Elizabeth was born in 1865, Ballymoney, county Antrim, Ireland, daughter of William Campbell and Margaret Ann Reid. She married John Alexander Dunlop (d.1900), county Antrim, Ireland. Her second marriage was to Robert McCaughin, county Antrim, Ireland. Elizabeth came to Nova Scotia in 1905.
The letter from S&C Campbell mentions 5 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. The oldest daughter married A.J. Dunbar, an Australian, living and farming in Digilbo, with 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy.
The second girl, Elizabeth Adeline, married Bert Baker, an Australian, living in Rockhampton. At the time of the letter, they had 1 boy, Harold (3yrs), and another child on the way. Bert Baker worked in the Records Branch of the Government Railway.
The youngest girl married A.W. Doel (?), an Englishman, living and dairying in Gunalda with 1 girl (18mths).
The 2 sons, William John (33yrs) and Thomas Archibald (22yrs), were both unmarried at the time of the letter, living in Springvale, dairying and sugar growing.
The letter also mentions “Willie”, living “a few miles from us at the Isis”. No reference is made to their family relationship. Willie’s 1st wife died in 1920. He remarried a woman with an 8yr old boy. They had a child, a girl.
I have very little information on the Campbell line, except for the descendants of Elizabeth. I’m looking for more information on her parents and Campbell brothers and sisters. If you have any of this family information and are willing to share, I’d love to hear from you.
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