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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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GEORGE E. CAMPBELL. The Campbells are of Scotch descent, as the name indicates, but the ancestor of George E. Campbell came to this country from Ireland, and settled in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania.

Joseph (grandfather) was born on the homestead, and died at the age of forty-five years. His wife was Sarah Hall. The couple had six children, as follows: Edward, William, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine, and Joseph. A remarkable incident in connection with the children of Joseph Campbell is the fact that their family lines are as yet unbroken by death.

Joseph Campbell (father) was born in the city of Philadelphia, where the parents were at that time residing, in 1837. He was educated in public and private schools. On relinquishing school studies he turned his attention to the business of a florist, acquiring a knowledge of it and following that occupation very successfully for a number of years. He now lives retired. He is one of the charter members of the Florists’ Club of Philadelphia. He is also treasurer of a building and loan association in that city. He married Mary, daughter of George Warner, of Philadelphia. The couple had the following children: Clara, Annie, Charles H., Joseph K., and George Edwin, subject of this sketch.

George Edwin was born in Philadelphia, November 26, 1862. He was educated in the public schools, afterwards acquired a knowledge of the trade of a florist in his father’s establishment, and has ever since been engaged in the business. Two years ago he removed to Springfield township, and purchased a tract of land near Flourtown, on which he has a handsome residence and an extensive greenhouse in which he conducts a large and successful business. He married Annie E. Shoemaker, daughter of Dr. D. K. and Alice S. Shoemaker, of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Their children are Helen and Dorothy. Mr. Campbell is a Democrat in politics, but has never sought or held office. Fraternally he is a member of the Royal Arcanum. He and his family attend the Episcopal church.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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