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    Angus Cameron Campbell. In bold, legible characters the late Angus Cameron Campbell inscribed his name upon the history of Miami county, and however much ill fortune may have swept away mere financial results of his achievement, dramatized his character through his processes of labor and showed himself master of the opportunities of his life. Mr. Campbell was born in Miami county, Ohio, in 1842, a son of John and Jane (Fairweather) Campbell, natives of Scotland, the former a son of Robert Campbell. The parents, on coming to the United States, settled at Piqua, and Angus C. Campbell received his education in the public schools of Miami county. He was still attending school when, at the age of eighteen years, he enlisted for service in the Union Army during the war between the states, and fought bravely with an Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment until wounded at the battle of Chickamaugua, which disabled him for further military service. Following the war, he was variously engaged for a time and then established himself in the dry goods business at Piqua, an enterprise with which he continued to be identified during the remainder of his active life. His death, occurring June 16, 1906, removed from his community a man who had the respect and confidence of all with whom he had been associated during his journey through life. Mr. Campbell was married twice. His second wife was Sarah, daughter of Francis and Mary (Johnston) Jarvis, the former born at Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland. Mr. Jarvis was but eighteen years of age when he came to the United States and here engaged in the soap manufacturing and candle making business. He first had spent a short time in Canada, but finally came to the United States and settled in Miami county, where he became a prominent and influential citizen and was president of the Piqua National Bank for seventeen years. A man of splendid business and financial ability, he was one of his community's substantial men, and was highly respected for his traits of integrity, honesty and good citizenship. His death occurred when he was seventy-eight years of age. In Miami county he married Mary Jane, daughter of James and Sarah Johnston, natives of Ireland. To Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis there were born six children: James J., deceased; Mary, deceased; Frank, deceased; Sarah, who is Mrs. Campbell; Elizabeth J., deceased, and William G. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell became the parents of one son, James Malcolm. He was educated at Piqua, and during the great World war entered the United States Army and trained at Camp Sherman. He was overseas six months and rose to the rank of first sergeant, Searchlight section, fifty-sixth United States Engineers. Mr. Campbell married Florence, daughter of J. M. Postlewaith, of Joliet, Ill., and they have one son, James Angus. Mrs. Campbell, who survives her husband and resides at Piqua, is a woman of many accomplishments. She is a devout member of St. James Episcopal Church, and during the war period was actively engaged in Red Cross work and in assisting various other war-time measures.

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