Wesley Neal Campbell

b. 8 November 1893, d. 8 September 1947
  • Wesley Neal Campbell was born on 8 November 1893 in Galveston, Texas.
  • He was known as Neal.
  • He was known as William Neal Campbell during his later life, and his son apparently was named William Neal Campbell, Jr.
  • John William Campbell and Mary Virginia Stowe appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Galveston, Texas, at 3218 Avenue O. Other members of the household included Wesley Neal Campbell, Marcus A. Campbell.
  • Neal and Marcus Campbell, along with many others, appeared in "Little Japanese" during the entertainment given at the Rosenberg School on 26 May 1905.
  • The following appeared on 17 October 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: Miss Alice Maud Ketchum, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin N. Ketchum, entertained her friends. . . . The birthday cake had its eleven candles in pink and green. . . . Nellie League [found] the button, and Patience Groce the silver wishbone. . . . The guests enjoying this party to the fullest were . . . Neal Campbell, Maude Campbell, Archie Campbell, Sam Campbell. . . Marcus Campbell. . . .
  • John William Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Galveston, Texas, at 1520 Avenue D rooming in a large house with the Chambers family.. Other members of the household included Wesley Neal Campbell, Marcus A. Campbell.
  • The following appeared on 14 September 1910 in The Galveston Daily News: The Freshmen. At this time of the year the freshmen, those who are going off to school or college for their first year, are the interest of their friends and relatives. . . The "freshies" this year are: . . . Miss Ann Kauffman, White School at Austin. . . . Mr. Neal Campbell, the Allen Academy, Bryan, Tex. . . .
  • Wesley Neal Campbell registered for the draft on 22 January 1918 in Galveston, Texas, while single and living in Galveston at 213-1/2 22nd Street, and self-employed as a lawyer.
  • He married Mildred V. Goodall, daughter of Louis Bertrand Goodall and Rosina V. Goodwin, on 9 June 1920 in Sanford, York County, Maine.
  • The following appeared on 9 September 1931 in the Galveston Daily News: Possibilities of Galveston being selected by the Goodall Worsted Company of Sanford, Maine, for a new Palm Beach clothing factory developed Tuesday with the visit to Galveston of W. Neal Campbell, president of the organizatin and A. R. Rahout, a director. Mr. Campbell is a former Galvestonian, the son of Judge John W. Campbell of Galveston. With his brother, M. A. Campbell of San Antonio, he visited Judge Campbell here. Should Galveston be selected for the factory site it would mean the employment of more than 500 persons and the factory would have an annual output of 250,000 suits of clothes, it was declared. Mr. Campbell and Mr. Rahout spent Monday and Tuesday conferring with Galveston business men on the location of the factory here. Engineers are to be sent here in the near future to study labor conditions and it was indicated that William S. Nutter, vice president of the company, would come to Galveston in January to look over the situation. Mr. Campbell said that Mr. Nutter was the inventor of Palm Beach cloth, the only patented cloth in this country and that the Goodall Company.
  • The following appeared on 24 July 1935 in.
  • He and Marcus A. Campbell, Ann W. Campbell, Mary Caroline Campbell and Samuel Williams Campbell was mentioned in the obituary of John William Campbell that appeared on 16 November 1940 in the Galveston Daily News: Funeral services for Judge John W. Campbell, 74, native and life-long resident of Galveston and a former Galveston County judge, who died about 3 o'clock yesterday morning in a San Antonio hospital, will be held here tomorrow afternoon. The body will arrive here tomorrow morning from San Antonio. Rev. Edmund H. Gibson, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, will officiate at services to be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the J. Levy & Bro. funeral home, and interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be: Sam J. Williams, Cling Wolston, Charles H. Theobald, Charles Gill, Julius Jockusch, Peter B. Erhard, N. S. Lufkin and W. N. Slowe Jr. Judge Campbell is survived by two sons, William Neil Campbell of Kennebunk Point, Me., and Marcus Campbell of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother Samuel Campbell of New York state; two sisters, Miss Mary Campbell Campbell and Miss Nancy Campbell of San Antonio; two cousins, Arch R. Campbell and Charles W. Gill Jr., of Galveston; four grandchildren and other relatives. Judge Campbell was county judge of Galveston County at one time and later county tax collector. He also served as Galveston County's representative in the state legislature and was also judge of the county court at law here. Born in Galveston on July 14, 1866, Judge Campbell attended the local public schools and Southwestern University. His father, who was a native of Florida, was the late Dr. Marcus Campbell, and his mother, a native of Texas, was Caroline Williams, a daughter of Gen. Samuel May Williams of early Texas fame. Judge Campbell spent three years "reading law" and was given his license to practice in April, 1889. He went to West Texas for a time and on his return here was employed for six years by J. C. League, big mainland property Dealer. He went out to practice on his won in 1896 and in 1900 was elected county judge. He served one term in that office. As presiding officer of the county commissioners court following the 1900 storm Judge Campbell participated in matters of legislation for funding the county's script of over $200,000 then floating as well as letting the contract for the seawall and boulevard, filling behind the wall and the issuance of $1,500,000 in seawall and breakwater bonds. For the next decade he practiced law, specializing in real estate and loan laws, and in 1910 he was elected to the state legislature. He served there for three terms until 1916. Five years later in 1921 on the death of Miles Crowley he was appointed judge of the county court at law, a position he held until the court was abolished by the legislature at the end of 1933. After that Judge Campbell practiced law. His law partner was Charles W. Gill Jr., now assistant county attorney. For the last 20 years of his life he acted as attorney for the Savings and Loan Co. and also for the Suburban Improvement Co. Judge Campbell was a democrat and a member of the Episcopal church. He held membership in the Knights of Pythias, Elks, Eagles, Redmen and Camp Hughes.
  • Wesley Neal Campbell died on 8 September 1947 at age 53 in Kennebunk Beach, York County, Maine, at his home.
  • The following appeared on 9 September 1947 in the Portland [Maine] Press Herald: In Kennebunk Beach, Sept. 8, Col. William Neal Campbell, husband of Mildred Virginia Goodall Campbell, of Kennebunk Beach and Brookline, Mass. Funeral services will be held Wedensday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Unitarian Church, corner of Main and Lebanon Streets, Sanford. Friends kindly omit flowers.
  • The following appeared on 9 September 1947 in the Portland [Maine] Press Herald: Funeral services for Col. William Neal Campbell, 53, former president of Goodall Worsted Company of Sanford and one of New England's leaders in the textile industry, who died today at his home here, following a long illness, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Unitarian Church at Sanford. Colonel Campbell, who was a member of the staff of Gov. Louis J. Brann and was also an honorary colonel on the staff of the Governor of Kentucky, was born at Galveston, Tex., the son of John W. and Mary Campbell. He was graduated from Cumberland University in 1915. Coming to Sanford a few years later, he married in 1920 Mildred Goodall, daughter of Louis B. Goodall. From 1922 to 1930 he was a member of the firm of Campbell and Ward, Boston woolen merchants. Returning to Sanford, he bacame president and treasurer of the Goodall Worsted Company and the Palm Beach Mills, occupying these positions for several years. During World War I he served at an officers' training camp in Texas in 1917; at the U. S. Navy Harvard Radio School, and was a first lieutenant in the Seventh Cavalry, Texas National Guard, in 1917-1918. He was a past commander of the American Legion at Sanford, had served as a director of the Sanford Trust Company and the Sanford Mills, was a trustee of Nasson College, Springvale, and a former director of the Main Aero Rendezvous, Inc., a subsidiary of the Main Aero Club. He had also been a member of the Sanford Republican Town Committee. During the time that he was president of the Goodall Worsted Company, he was active in town affairs and was prime mover in mill activities that made the 5,000 workers in the plant among the best paid in Maine. In 1936, he purchased the Rogers estate, built at Kennebunkport in 1907 at a reputed cost of one million dollars, and maintained it as his summer home for some years. He was a member of the Unitarian Church, Sanford, and of Westchester Country Club, New York, the Algonquin, University and Brae Burn Country Clubs of Boston and the Country Club of Brookline, Mass. Surviving are his widow; a son, William Neal Campbell, jr., Kennebunk Beach; two daughters, Mrs. James N. Worcester, Kennebunk Beach and Mrs. H. J. Griswold, East Natick, Mass., and two grandsons, James N. Worcester, 3rd, and Perry Lynn Worcester.
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2013

Family: Mildred V. Goodall b. 25 June 1891