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Death in CA in 1863:Thomas CAMPBELL, native of St. John, Newfoundland
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: November 04, 2007 at 16:49:08
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Sacramento Daily Union
January 3, 1863
Funeral of Thomas Campbell - Thomas CAMPBELL, member of the Legislature elect from Calaveras county, died at the house of Mrs. O'BRIEN, in San Francisco, on the morning of the 30th of December, alt., of consumption, at the age of twenty-five years. He was a native of St. John, Newfoundland, came to this State about seven years ago, and commenced business as a druggist at Georgetown, El Dorado county, where he removed to Calaveras county. He took a deep interest in the politics of the State, being a Democrat of the Broderick school, and an ardent friend and supporter of the Federal Union. He was a member of the Legislature of 1862, where he somewhat distinguished himself by joining heart and soul in the movement for the formation of the Union party and by taking the leading part in the impeachment and removal of Judge James H. HARDY. As a legislator he was able and zealous, and exerted great influence, in spite of his acute sufferings from the fell disease, which has terminated his life, and which had even then progressed so far that he was only able to speak in a hoarse whisper. He was well educated, and universally beloved for his amiable and generous disposition, and his estimable social qualities. He had been prostrated for several weeks prior to his death, but only a few days previously had so far regained his strength as to walk out of doors. In accordance with his own desire, the remains of the deceased were brought to the city yesterday from San Francisco for interment in the Legislative plot at the City Cemetery. His remains will lay in state to-day at the Assembly Chamber, from 10 o'clock A.M. to 3 o'clock P.M., at which hour the funeral will take place. On Thursday, at 2 o'clock P.M., the remains of the deceased were taken to St. Mary's Church at San Francisco, where the funeral rites were administered by Father KING. From the church they were conveyed to the Sacramento boat, accompanied by the following named pall bearers: Senators McCULLOUGH, PERKINS, LEWIS and OULTON, and Assemblymen BARSTOW, WRIGHT, RIDER, AMES, O'BRIEN and IRWIN. The body was accompanied to this city by T.B. SHANNON, H. FARLEY, M. KENNEY, Martin ROWAN, P.H. DALY and J.B. McGOWAN.

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