Frasier Densmore Campbell (twin)

M, #1072, b. 11 August 1836, d. 14 July 1904
Father*Frasier F Campbell b. 18 Sep 1800, d. 17 May 1865
Mother*Lydia Thayer b. 10 Apr 1802, d. 24 Oct 1876
ChartsJohn Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717)
Birth*11 August 1836 Frasier Densmore Campbell (twin) was born on 11 August 1836 at Westminster, Windham Co., Vermont; Westminster Book of Vital Records compiled 9 Feb 1846. Born in Putney per obit.1,2 
(Witness) Source10 January 1846 He witnessed the SourceRecord says: Family of Frasier F. Campbell and Lydia his wife. Recd for record February 9th, 1846 and lists children with their birth dates. of Frasier F Campbell on 10 January 1846 at Westminster, Windham Co., Vermont.3 
(InHomeOf) Census18501 June 1850 Frasier Densmore Campbell (twin) appeared on the 1850 census in the household of Frasier F Campbell, #235-241, Putney, Windham Co., Vermont. His info on the census included -
Campbell, Frazier 13 b.VT.4 
(InHomeOf) Census18601860 Frasier Densmore Campbell (twin) appeared on the 1860 census in the household of Frasier F Campbell, pg 382, Windham Co., Vermont.5 
Marriage*4 February 1863 Frasier Densmore Campbell (twin) married Lemira A Hepburn on 4 February 1863 at Colton, St Lawrence Co., New York; "Frazier D Campbell & Lemira A Campbell married" per Bible. Date & place per both their obits.6 
MovedTo*1865 Frasier Densmore Campbell (twin) and Lemira A Hepburn were moved to at Olmsted Co., Minnesota, in 1865 from per Lemira's obit. 
Census1870*1870 Frasier Densmore Campbell (twin) appeared on the 1870 census as the head of household, pg 442 #313-327, Rochester Ward 2, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, Campbell, Frazier (indexed Froser) 33 b.VT carpenter $800-$1200 - living with them is a 24 yr old dressmaker named Cloe Lee (b.NY) - Could she be related? 
Census1880*1 June 1880 He appeared on the 1880 census as the head of household, ED 218 pg 485 #44-45, Rochester 3rd Ward, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, Campbelle (sic), Frazer 45 b.VT carpenter.7 
Will*25 October 1899 He left a will on 25 October 1899 at Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota; everything to wife, and on her death "our children" (not named.)8 
Census1900*1900 He appeared on the 1900 census as the head of household, ED 118 pg 206a house #520 #263-273, Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, Campbell, Frasier age 62 b.Aug 1837 VT, married 37 years, carpenter, owns home free of mtg - grandson living with them.9 
Death*14 July 1904 He died on 14 July 1904 at Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, at age 67; carpenter b.NY (error), father b.Scotland (which is also an error, probably meant of Scots heritage.)10 
Obituary15 July 1904 His obituary was on 15 July 1904 at Olmsted Co Democrat pg 5 col 4, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, Death of F D Campbell
The Final Summons Comes to a Well Known Citizen
     Thursday's Daily.
     Death has removed another of Rochester's well known early settlers, a man who for many years was a prominent and active citize, F D Campbell of 520 North Broadway. At 7:15 this morning he breathed his last and the pain-racked body was at rest.
     Mr Campbell spent the past winter with Mr and Mrs Ben Burns at Green Bay, Wis. But in spite of the devotion of his daughter and her husband his health failed. He showed no improvement with the advent of warm weather, and six weeks ago returned to Rochester. He seemed to feel instinctively that he must die and frequently expressed the desire to end his last days in his Rochester home. He was confined to his bed for only three weeks. Death was due primarily to stomach trouble, with complications due to his advanced age.
     Frasier D Campbell was born at Putney, Vermont, August 11, 1836. He grew to manhood in the east and was married February 4, 1863 at Colton, New York, to Miss Lemira A Hepburn, also a native of Vermont. They came to Rochester in 1865 and this city has ever remained the family home. Mr Campbell was a capable carpenter and as long as health and strength lasted, worked at his trade. He was an upright man and in all his work was honorable and just. His life was a retiring one and he did not seek advancement by politcal or social organizations.
     He is survived by his wife and their four children who are by name: Mrs Ada L Burns of Green Bay, Wis., Frank W Campbell of Leal, N.D., Eugene A Campbell of Zumbrota, and Walter J Campbell of the city. Two brothers, Ned and Fred Campbell of Long Beach, California, are also bereaved in his death. During the last days of his life all the children but Frank were able to be at home. Conductor Ben Burns of the C. M. & St Paul railway, his son-in-law, was also present.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed but they will be announced later.11 
Burial*1904 He was buried in 1904 at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota.12 
Probatebetween 17 May 1905 and 11 September 1906 His estate was probated between 17 May 1905 and 11 September 1906 at Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota.8 


Lemira A Hepburn b. 1845, d. 11 Jan 1907
Marriage*4 February 1863 He married Lemira A Hepburn on 4 February 1863 at Colton, St Lawrence Co., New York; "Frazier D Campbell & Lemira A Campbell married" per Bible. Date & place per both their obits.6 
Last Edited8 Nov 2008


  1. [S71] Campbell Family Bible/New Testament including loose pages presumably from it, Pasadena CA in possession (2004) of Jane C Wells, American Bible Society: New York, 1857, My Evd # 71.
  2. [S97] General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 - microfilm of original index cards, VT Secretary of State, , SLC 27499 etc, My Evd # 97.
  3. [S105] Copy of Original Book of Vital Records from Westminster VT, My Evd # 105.
  4. [S142] US Census, 58, My Evd # 142.
  5. [S112] US Census, 1870, My Evd # 112.
  6. [S61] Campbell Family Bible (The English Version of the Polyglott Bible), Pasadena CA in possession (2009) of Jane C Wells, Fessenden & Co.: Brattleboro, 1836, My Evd # 61.
  7. [S92] US Census, 3 Jun 1880, My Evd # 92.
  8. [S196] Olmsted Co (MN) Probate Records, Probate File #1732.
  9. [S159] US Census, My Evd # 159.
  10. [S195] Olmsted Co (MN) Register of Deaths, Book E pg 19 line 25.
  11. [S194] Olmsted Co (MN) Newspapers.
  12. [S192] email from Olmsted County (MN) Historical Society.