Pages 446-447, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




A. L. CAMPBELL is well known in commercial circles in Savonburg as the popular proprietor of a leading drug store there. He was born in Bates county, Missouri, on the 11th of October, 1873, a son of Dr. J. T. Campbell, whose birth occurred in Bates county, Missouri, in 1843. Removing to Linn county, Kansas, he there engaged in the practice of medicine until his death, which occurred in 1888, when he was forty-five years of age. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Eliza Williams, a native of Bates county, Missouri, is still living, her home being in Pleasanton, Kansas. They were the parents of nine children, of whom two have passed away. The others are T. V., now of Galena; P. W., of Centerville, Kansas; Belle, wife of William Sharp, of Osawatomie, Kansas; A. L.; S. W., of Savonburg; and W. B. and Ethel, who are with their mother in Pleasanton.

During his early boyhood A. L. Campbell accompanied his parents on their removal to Linn county, Kansas, where he was reared and acquired


his literary education. Through his own earnest efforts and diligent labor he acquired a knowledge of pharmacy and received a certificate to engage in its practice in 1896. He then opened a drugstore in Savonburg, where by his close attention to business, his indefatigable industry and his courteous treatment of his patrons he has built up a large and constantly growing business. He is a stalwart supporter of the Republican party, and is deeply interested in its success, but has never sought the honors or emoluments of office for himself. He belongs to Savonburg Camp. No. 1271, M. W. A., Parsons Lodge No. 527, B. P. O. Elks, and in social circles he is popular and highly esteemed.

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