CAMPBELL, RHODA E - Izard County, Arkansas | RHODA E CAMPBELL - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Rhoda E CAMPBELL

Trimble Campground Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

Wife of Robert
Sep 22 1829-Feb 26 1928
There is rest in Heaven

Mar 3, 1928 – Aunt Rhoda Campbell Aged 98, Passes Away - Aunt Rhoda Campbell, Izard County, oldest resident and one of this entire section’s most beloved characters, has passed to her reward, after a long and useful life, her death accruing Sunday evening, Feb 26, 1928, at the home of her son, Mr R. H. Campbell, eight miles north of here, where she has resided for many years past. Aunt Rhoda is truly a pioneer and she has tasted the hardships and experienced the difficulties that confronted the early settlers of this part of the state, having lived here for more than sixty years and watched the many changes that have transpired in that span of time. Deceased was born in Alabama Sep 22, 1829, moving to Kentucky in early childhood a short time later moving to Tennessee and then to Mississippi in which state she was married to R. H. Campbell in 1858 and settled where their son now lives and where deceased spent the greater part of her life, a few miles north of here. After two years of a very contented life here Mr and Mrs Campbell and two children returned to Mississippi to visit his people. During their visit the war between the states was declared and they could not return home. The husband enlisted in a Confederate Cavalry Troop at Serepta (sp). He served only a short time when he contracted pneumonia and died. At the close of the war Mrs Campbell returned to her home near here, after a long and tedious journey by ox team, steamboat and horseback; A neighbor conveyed the mother and two children from Mississippi, Memphis in an ox cart together with a bale of cotton which was sold in Memphis for 45c per pound. They boarded a steamboat at Memphis and came to Jacksonport and from there to Batesville by stage. The journey from Batesville to their home was made on pack horses,. Mrs Campbell and children reaching home in June 1865, finding their home laid to waste. Undaunted by the reverses that had beset her way and possessed of that noble Christian spirit that bade her have courage and look to the future, she turned her efforts toward rebuilding her home and rearing her two children with whom she has lived the greater part of her life. “Aunt” Rhoda enjoyed good health until recent years when blindness overtook her. This together with other intermities (sp) had made great inroads on her physical condition the past few months and it was apparent that the end of her interesting and useful career was over. Aunt Rhoda united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the age of seven years, living a devout member of that body for 91 years. Until handicapped by blindness and deafness, she took a great delight in conversing with neighbors and friends, particularly on subjects touching on religion and the Bible., and was known as a most interesting conversationalist. She has always been of a cheerful disposition and was a friend to every one. She was all that she could be as a Christian and neighbor, for her idea of a Christian life was to have your religion with you every day and every hour. Her life was a shining light for those about her and the sacred influences of her noble life are reflected in those who had the rare advantage of being associated with her. She will be sadly missed by every one. Decease is survived by her son, Mr R. H. Campbell, a daughter, Mrs A. E. Perryman, both of Dolph, a sister, Mrs Mollie E. Johnson of Mtn. Home, Ark., aged 90 years; besides three grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, a large gathering of sorrowing friends, relatives and neighbors attending. Services were conducted by Rev W. E. Hall, D. R. Robertson and Y. Whitfield. Burial took place at Trimble Campground cemetery.
(From the files of Vera Reeves.)

Contributed on 4/13/09 by richellev
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Record #: 178443

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Submitted: 4/13/09 • Approved: 12/27/11 • Last Updated: 7/24/12 • R178443-G178443-S3

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