Fred B. Campbell

(October 16, 1886 - November 12, 1959)


The Lusk Herald
November 19, 1959


Fred Campbell Dies Thursday In Newcastle

Fred B. Campbell, 73, prominent northeast Niobrara County rancher, died in the Weston County Hospital in Newcastle Thursday.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Congregational Church in Edgemont with the Rev. Elmer E. Erickson officiating. Pat Colgan, soloist, sang "Home on the Range", and "I'll Come to Thee". He was accompanied by Mrs. Ben Salmon.

Pallbearers were: Jim Robinson, Bus Sedgwick, Gayle Weaver, Tom Beebe, Franklin Mahnke, and Grant Sutherland. Honorary bearers were: Ed Colgan, Billy Hanson, C.R. Cooksey, Roy Sutherland, Fred Robison, Dick Pfister, Wm. Schoonmaker, and Sam Rennard. Burial was in the Edgemont Cemetery.

Mr. Campbell was a Niobrara County Commissioner from 1934 until 1942 and it is often said that "he was the best County Commissioner Niobrara County ever had."

He is survived by his wife and three grandchildren. A son, Edward Dale, died in 1953.








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