Biography of Dr. John G. Campbell
Indiana County, PA Biographies

JOHN GILBERT CAMPBELL, M.D., a successful physician of Homer City, and ex-member of the board of pension examiners of this district, is a son of Robert and Margaret. (Mack) Campbell, and was born near Armagh, East Wheatfield township, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, March 1, 1852. His grandfather, David Campbell, was born in Ireland, in 1794, and came, in 1814, to East Wheatfield township. He then bought a farm which he tilled during the remainder of his life. One of his sons, Robert Campbell, was born August 7, 1818, and was employed during his early manhood as a boatman on the Pennsylvania canal.

Leaving the canal, he bought a farm of one hundred and twenty seven acres in West Wheatfield township, on which he resided until his death. Robert Campbell was a member of the United Presbyterian church, and an influential democrat, having at different times been elected to the township offices of school director, road supervisor and overseer of the poor. He died in 1882, at the age of sixty two years. In 1843 he married Margaret. Mack, eldest daughter of Robert and Margaret (McDonald) Mack, of East Wheatfield township. To Mr. and Mrs. Campbell were born nine children, of whom six are living: Amanda, wife of John Lamoreaux; James McClure, a farmer, residing on the homestead farm; Dr. John Gilbert; Joseph, engaged in the lumber business; and Emma, wife of C. C. Fisher, of Garfield. Mrs. Margaret Campbell’s father, Robert Mack (maternal grandfather), was a native of Indiana county, and a substantial farmer of East Wheatfield township.

John G. Campbell attended the public schools of East Wheatfield township and Elder’s Ridge academy. For eleven years he taught in the common schools of his native State. In 1876 he commenced the study of medicine under the instruction of Dr. R. J. Tomb, of Armagh, attended a medical college in Cleveland, Ohio, for a short time, and then entered the Baltimore school of medicine, from which he was graduated March 1, 1879. He, immediately after graduation, opened an office and, after practicing for some time, removed to Homer City, where he has built up a large and renninerative practice. He is erecting a tasteful dwelling on Main street, which will be, when completed, one of the finest residences in the borough.

He married Belle Boyd, daughter of David and Mary (McCarty) Boyd, of Homer City. Dr. and Mrs. Campbell have one child, a daughter: Frank Boyd Campbell, who was born July 16, 1886.

Dr. John G. Campbell is a prominent member of the United Presbyterian church, holding the offices of elder and trustee of his church. In politics he is a democrat, and has been elected to various borough offices. His time is mainly devoted to tl1e study and practice of his profession. He is a genial, courteous gentleman, a successful physician and is worthy of the esteem in which he is held.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891

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