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Obituaries & Death Notices


Family Wait
For News of
Wreck Victim

RANSOME A. CAMPBELL, chief engineer
of the ill-fated Omar D. Conger, whose
body has not yet been recovered from the
wreck of the ferry boat, had resided in
Port Huron nearly 44 years. He was born
in Cape Vincent, N. Y., 64 years ago and
had been in the employ of the Port Huron-
Sarnia Ferry Co., more than 20 years.

At his late home on Howard St., his widow,
who was formerly Miss MARGARET REID of this
city, his twin daughters, Mrs. EINA YATES
and Mrs. VELMA LAUDEMAN, and his son ROSSMORE,
are bravely putting in long hours of waiting
for some message to come to them that MR.
CAMPBELL'S body has been rescued from the
troubled depths of the river where the young
submarine diver, WILLIAM THOMPSON, is search-
ing for it and that of CLIFFORD D. ALTHOUSE,
fireman.

Friends have tried to prepare MRS. CAMPBELL
for the possibility that her husband's body
will not be recovered, or that in case it is,
it will not be possible for her to see him
again. But she clings with determination to
the hope that she will be able to do some
last service for him.

"Every day," one of MRS. CAMPBELL'S sisters
said, "she has everything made ready in case
they bring him home."

Three sisters of MRS. CAMPBELL are with her:
MRS. GEORGE SCOTT, of Port Huron; MRS. K. L.
GROW, of Pontiac, and MRS. MATTIE MAY of Detroit.
A niece, MRS. WILLIAM PEIELLA, of Lansing, is
also in the city.

Three sisters also survive MR. CAMPBELL: MRS.
NELLIE ROBBINS, Chaumont, N. Y.; MRS. RACHAEL
BIDWELL and MRS. HATTIE BLAIR, Brownville, N. Y.

Port Huron Times-Herald, 29 March 1922





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