Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Fred B. Campbell

FRED B. CAMPBELL, a prosperous and highly respected farmer residing in section 14, Mount Pleasant township, Labette county, Kansas, is a native of Jackson county, Missouri, and was born in 1861. He is a son of William and Elizabeth (Babbitt) Campbell.

William Campbell was born in Brockton, Canada, in 1833, and was engaged in mercantile pursuits for a number of years. He died in Denison, Texas, in 1883. His wife bore him four children, namely: Fred B.; Anna (Park), of Princeton, Illinois; William, of Whatcom, Washington; and Lizzie (Porter), of Great Bend, Kansas.

Fred B. Campbell lived in Jackson county, Missouri, but a few months, when his parents moved to Champaign, Illinois, where they remained until 1866. His parents then moved to Clinton, Canada, in 1869, and later to Sedalia, Missouri. In 1871, they located at Chetopa, Kansas. In 1873, his parents moved to Denison, Texas, where Mr. Campbell was employed in the postoffice. He started as mailing clerk, and filled all positions up to assistant postmaster. He left Denison in 1884, and located in Larned, Kansas, where he worked in the postoffice one year. He was then employed on the road as postal clerk for a year, and afterward embarked in the stationery business. Subsequently, Mr. Campbell sold out that concern and went to Port Townsend, Washington, where he was engaged in the hotel business for six months. He next moved to Tacoma, where he again engaged in the stationery business. From Tacoma, he went to Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was employed as chief clerk in the freight offices of the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway. In 1892, he returned to Kansas, and settled in Edwards county, where he remained for a period of two years. In 1894, he located in Labette county, Kansas, where he bought and settled on the farm where he now resides. He is engaged in general farming and stock raising, and has been very successful. He has a neat and attractive farm, which is always kept in good condition.

Mr. Campbell was united in marriage with Lillian Sunderland, of Bloomington, Illinois. She was born in 1870, and a daughter of Alfred and Sarah (Lamme) Sunderland, of Blue Mound, Kansas. Mr. Sunderland was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1942, and his wife was, also, a native of that city, where she was born in 1845. They reared three children, namely: Della, a resident of Larned, Kansas; Nellie, living at Blue Mound, Kansas; and Lillian, the wife of Mr. Campbell. The subject of this sketch and his wife are the parents of seven children, as follows: Ethel; Blanche; Winfield; Alfred; Richard; Howard, deceased; and Nathaniel.