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1890 Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Story County, Iowa

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county from that time until the time of his death, which occurred in 1881. Charles E.'s mother was born in 1825. Charles E. Campbell was but two years of age when his parents moved to Story County, and he has been a constant resident of the same since that time. He is now the owner of 160 acres of well-improved land, and has it well stocked. He was married on November 1, 1885, to Miss Nina Stratton, a daughter of J. A. Stratton, who is a resident of Iowa Centre, Iowa. She was the third child of six living children: J. M. Stratton (in Story County), Belle (now Mrs. M. T. Hardesty, of Nevada), Eva (now Mrs. Ellis Alderman, of McCall), Berge, George and Albert (of Iowa Centre). To the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell have been born two children: Robert J. and Benjamin F. Mr. Campbell is a public-spirited citizen, and a successful, enterprising farmer.

Oliver Chamberlin resides near the town of Cambridge, in Story County, Iowa, but was born in Scioto County, Ohio, July 13, 1816, being the second of nine children whose names are as follows: Mary (who died in Ohio, at the age of about seventy years) Marie (Mrs. White, also died in that State), Myra (was the wife of a Mr. Stenard, and also died in Ohio), Mahala (was the wife of a Mr. White, and both died in the " Buckeye State" ), Matilda ( was the wife of a Mr. Newell, and passed from life in Ohio) , Minerva (deceased ), Orilla (died in Ohio, the wife of a Mr. Duteil,) and three other children—two sons and one daughter. The father of these children was born in Connecticut, but until twenty-two years of age spent the most of his life in Vermont, where he learned the calling of a farmer. In 1808 he removed to Ohio, and from that State enlisted in the War of 1812, going as a teamster to Sandusky City. He died when about eighty-three years of age, his wife, a native of Pennsylvania, passing from life in Ohio, at the age of fifty-six years. Oliver Chamberlin obtained his early education in the old. time subscription schools, but he possessed a retentive memory and was quick to learn, and so became a practical young man. On starting out for himself, he began working for his own father on the farm at $13 per month, and at that time concluded to take unto himself a wife, and was married to Miss Clarissa Baccus, a native of Ohio, whose early educational advantages were very meager. To them have been born a family of thirteen children: Isadora (who is married to S. Rubar, a farmer and stock-raiser of Cambridge), next came two children. who died in infancy, Andre (who is married, and is engaged in farming, in Nebraska), the two following children died in infancy, Alva (who is married to Levina Bard, and is farming in Stanton County, Neb.), A. P., (a successful attorney, and is now a delegate to Washington, D. C., being interested in deepening the harbor at Galveston, Tex. ; his wife was formerly Miss Augusta Pulse, a native of Iowa; he was educated in the State Agricultural College, at Ames, and has become prominent throughout this region in the practice of his profession), A. W. (is a successful physician and surgeon of Hamilton County, Iowa, is married and has two children), Alfonso, A. M. (is a miner in the west), Belle (is a resident of Kansas, and is married to a Mr. Shaw, a farmer by occupation), and Carrie (is the wife of a Mr. Griffith, who is engaged in farming in Story County; she is the youngest in.the family and is an intelligent lady). Mr. Chamberlin was rather old to take part in the late Rebellion, but three of his sons donned their suits of blue, shouldered their muskets and went to the front. Andrew was severely wounded at the battle of Black River Bridge, Miss., was honorably discharged and

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