Bio of Thomas Clinch Campbell (1856 - 1933)

Mini-Bios for CAMPBELLs, LUGGs, & BLACKWELLs of Nelson, PA

Thomas Clinch Campbell (1856 - 1933)

Portrait of Thomas C. Campbell

Tommie Campbell, courtesy of Tom Zurflieh

Photo of Campbell Park, St. Pete, Florida

Campbell Park, St. Petersburg, FL, courtesy of Tom Zurflieh

1940 post card of Campbell House Hotel, St. Pete, FL

Campbell House Hotel, St. Petersburg, FL, courtesy of Tom Zurflieh

Thomas Clinch Campbell was born Mar. 25, 1856, in Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA; d. Feb. 1, 1933 in St. Petersburg, FL. Married Apr. 12, 1876 in Nelson Twp., Tioga Co. to Campbell Cousin Frances "Frank" Parks, b. Aug. 12, 1855, in NY; d. Sep. 22, 1927 in St. Peterburg. Frank's parents were Benjamin Parks , born 1820 in NY, and Mary Campbell, born 1830 in Nelson.

Tommie was the 3rd of 5 children of William Campbell, b. 1822 in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA, d. there 1875; and Helen Peasley, born 1826 in NY, died 1876 in Nelson.

Tommie and Frank lived much of their adult lives in Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA, where Tommie was the NY Central RR station agent. They moved to Westfield, Tioga Co., PA where he was in real estate. After "retiring" to St. Pete, he built a 20 room hotel, "The Campbell House", but later turned its management over to daughter and son-in-law Mary & Curt Shewman so he could focus on real estate development. He was very successful, but after the FL real estate bubble burst he leased the undeveloped portion to the city (1930). His daughters sold it to the city in 1943. It's now Campbell Park and has a nice plaque honoring Tommie.

Tommie was Secretary of the 1893, 1894 & 1902 Campbell Reunions, vice-pres of the 1905 & 1914 reunions, and president of the 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1914 & 1933 reunions.And active in the Campbell Cousins Dinners,

Tommie and Frank Parks Campbell had two children:

  1. Mary Helena Campbell, b. Nov. 25 1878 in Nelson, m. Omar Curtis Shewman; and
  2. Ruth Campbell, b. Jul. 25, 1895 in Knoxville, m. Merrit Merwin Mitchell and Richard Henry Edward Jones.
Campbell Cousins Correspondence Letters Written:
v1r1 pp10-11 May 6, 1923
v1r2 p25-6 Oct. 6, 1923 -  photos
v2 pp27-8 Apr. 5, 1924
v3 pp69-70 Apr. 8, 1925
v4 p50 Apr. 5, 1926

Mentioned in CCC Letters:
v1r1 p3 Intro - Tommie
v1r1 p15 Jennie CRANE Bosard
v1r1 p46 Will Selph - Tommie
v1r2 p2 Ed Congdon - Tommie
v1r2 p9 Stella LOOP Hooker Wilbur - Tommie & Frank
v1r2 p34 Ruth CAMPBELL Mitchell - Florida Campbell family
v1r2 p37 William C. Campbell - Tommie
v1r2 p51 Philip E. Young - Tommy Campbell
v1r2 p52 Myra BUCK Seiders - Cousin Tommy
v1r2 p53 Emma CONGDON Buck - Tommie
v1r2 p57 Georgia CONGDON Parks Merritt Weir - Tommie
v1r2 p63 Ford D. Owlett - T. C. & wife
v1r2 p73 Will Selph - Tommie
v2 p9 Mabel SHIPMAN Shaw - Uncle Tom
v2 p10 Florence BOSARD Neal - Tommie & Frank
v2 p22 Edward Young - Tommie Campbell
v2 p31 Ruth CAMPBELL Mitchell - the folks
v2 pp33-34 Mary CAMPBELL Shipman - Tommie & Frank
v2 p77 William C. Campbell - Tommie
v2 p78 Henry S. Campbell - Uncle Tommie
v2 p79 Frank G. Horton - Uncle Tommie & Aunt Frank
v2 p97 Mary CAMPBELL Shewman - "Uncle Tommy"; father & mother
v3 p11 Carrie HUGHEY Peterson Taylor St.Clair - Tommie Campbell
v3 p33 Mary CAMPBELL Shipman - Tommie & Frank
v3 p37 Mary CAMPBELL Shewman - mother & father
v3 pp41-42 Kate CAMPBELL Horton - Tommie & Frank
v3 p44 Nellie HORTON Kimball - Uncle Tommie
v3 pp62-63 Ed Congdon - Tommie, Mary Shewman & family
v3 p67 Philip E. Young - Tommie Campbell and his family
v3 p86 Ruth CAMPBELL Mitchell - my father, Papa
v4 p1 Will Selph - Tommie & Frank Campbell
v4 p7 Lena PRESTON Blackwell Smith - Tommie & Frank
v4 p16 Stella LOOP Hooker Wilbur - Tommie
v4 p21 Eva HOOKER Hills - Tommy & Frank
v4 p29 Kate CAMPBELL Horton - Tommie & Frank
v4 p41 Emma CONGDON Buck - Tommie
v4 p48 Anna BOSARD Owlett - Cousins Tommie & Frank
v4 pp60-62 Mabel SHIPMAN Shaw - Uncle Tommie & Aunt Frank
v4 p65 Fordyce D. Owlett - Tommie Campbell
v4 p69 Mary CAMPBELL Shipman - & Frank
v4 p72 Ed T. Congdon - Tommie & Frank
v4 pp80-82 St. Pete Independent 50th Aniv. clipping - Mr. & Mrs. Campbell
v4 p95 Myra BUCK Seiders - Cousin Tommie
v4 p97 Will Selph - Tommie Campbell, Frank

Mentioned in other documents:

[wbt - 10/16/2000; last rev. 03/27/2021]

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