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Thomas Whitton Campbell

Thomas Whitton Campbell

Male 1882 - 1973  (90 years)

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  • Name Thomas Whitton Campbell 
    Born 23 Aug 1882  Dundee, Angus Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1973  Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3316  Whitton
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Donald Campbell,   b. 18 Nov 1852, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1927, 24 Mains Lodge, Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabella Sturrock Butter,   b. 20 Apr 1858, Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1903, 55 Lochee Road, Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Apr 1876  Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Ponton Taylor,   b. 1883,   d. USA? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Dec 1906  Seabraes Cottage, Perth Road, Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1901 census at 55 Lochee Road, Dundee

      Arnold David Campbell said he remembered his father crying over news that his brother Tom had been killed in WW1

      Would it have been unusual for someone to have signed up for the army under a different name from that which he was baptized? My great uncle was baptized Thomas Whitton Campbell. However, I found his headstone when I was in Dundee, listing his death in WWI in France, a few weeks ago and he was listed as "Duncan Campbell". At first I thought it might have been the stonecutter's error but SKS provided me with his army record today and he was indeed enrolled as "Duncan".

      Any ideas on why the name change? His brother (my grandfather) always
      referred to him as "Tom".

      See information on Duncan who did indeed die in WW1

      At his marriage his mother has been incorrectly recorded as Isabella Sturrock ie missing the Butter surname.

      The family travelled from Liverpool to New York on the "Celtic" arriving 16th April 1923 . Thomas is recorded as a Cabinet Maker. They were travelling to meet a friend Mrs Ringer 463 Fay Avenue, Elizabeth New Jersey USA The UK contact address was his father-in-law William Taylor 40 Perth Road, Dundee.
      In the 1930 census they can be located at Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey

      WW2 draft address 527 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, union, New Jersey (DOD recorded as 15-2-1888 Dundee Employer Westn Electrical Instruments