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John Wesley Campbell killed in Bell County

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John Wesley Campbell killed in Bell County

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 4:18PM GMT
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John Campbell was an itenerant saw filer/sharpener in sawmills and logging camps all over Texas and Louisiana. He was age 33 when his son Jack (last of 5 children) was born. He was married to Ella Loise Rainer. John Wesley Campbell was killed at work near Rogers in Bell County in 1915. He was born in 1880. He was working with a big steam engine running a large 5 ft. saw blade. The boss wanted them to work faster and turned the old steam engine wide open and the blade shattered with the first piece of wood that they fed into the saw, and a piece went into John Campbell's chest. The story was that "he was taken to the hospital for sutures, but that night a tornado came and almost everyone left the hospital to check on the injured and he bled to death." He was said to be buried about 12 miles out of Rogers, Texas in the McClannahan cemetery, but it's likely that he is the John W. Campbell buried in the McCann Cemetery just over the Bell County line in Milam County, southwest of Rogers about 6-7 miles where there is a John W. Campbell b.1880 d.1915. Need any information about the John Wesley Campbell buried in McCann Cemetery to prove or disprove that he is "my" John Wesley Campbell.

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