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Re: Alphonse Campion Sr. , born France

Posted: 24 May 2012 10:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Campion, Gribben, Larsen, Runtz, Crowley
This is really interesting to find this post. I am the great grand daughter of Alphonse and Maggie Brynes. My grandmother, Marguerite Victorine Campion. She married Austin LeRoy Gribben. They had four children: June Helen (my mother) Janice Mary, Robert and James.

He was awarded the Legion of Honor because he raised large sums of monies for the orphans in France during the war. Alphonse worked for Marshall Fields in Chicago for 60 yrs. He invited lace makers from France to come to the USA to make lace for the dressers he designed for a very distinguished customers all over the country. Alphonse lost Maggie and was left to raise 8 children then later he married Louise LaPointe in the Holy Cross in Chicago. He came to USA at age of 16 wearing wooden shoes with his mother, father and sister, Louisa. Alphonse could never speak English very well. My mother said that when he spoke it sounded like he had marbles in his mouth; but everyone loved him. Alphonse always designed and decorated all the windows for all the holidays and special occasions at Marshall Fields.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
David Campion 10 May 2001 12:26PM GMT 
Barbara 10 May 2001 1:42PM GMT 
linnell1 18 Jun 2002 11:01PM GMT 
Nursey56 30 May 2003 4:09PM GMT 
Barb 31 May 2003 1:46PM GMT 
Nursey56 31 May 2003 5:00PM GMT 
curtmost 23 May 2011 2:32PM GMT 
m24891 17 Oct 2011 2:49AM GMT 
linnell90 25 May 2012 4:01AM GMT 
j_macdonaldjr 27 Nov 2003 6:13AM GMT 
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