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The Family of George Scott Campbell

(1862 - 1912) My great great grandfather

Very little information is known about George Scott Campbell. He worked for the railroad and it was while he was at work that his clothes caught fire and he died from those burns. We have only found one census record and his marriage record. No photos have be discovered although there are a good number of photos of other family members. Additionally, my mother can remember when her great grandmother was telling the story about how the doctor had to cut off either his arm or hand at home on the kitchen table. It is likely that was due to a work related accident.


Jan 1862 born in Montana, 2nd known child of James and Victoria

26 March 1883 Married Emma Cassell in St. Louis, MO

1900 lived at 900 Valentine Street, E. St. Louis, St. Clair County, IL

1908 - 1909 can be found in the city directory for E. St. Louis, IL

November 1912 died from burns

Family Group Sheet


Birth: Jan 1862 Place: MO

Death: 22 Nov 1912 Place: St. Mary's Hospital, E. St. Louis, St. Clair Co, Illinois

Marriage: 26 Mar 1883 Place: ST LOUIS, ST LOUIS, MO


Birth: 4 Jun 1860 Place: ST LOUIS, ST LOUIS, MO

Death: 14 Jun 1954 Place: GRANITE CITY, MADISON, ILL

Father: (John) Menardus Kassell

Mother: Frances Rastetter


Birth: 8 Feb 1884 Place: E ST LOUIS, ST CLAIR, IL
Death: 28 Jul 1949 Place: NEOSHO, NEWTON, MO
Spouse: ADA Randall
Ada lived with her sister in law Francis Eftimoff and mother in law Emma Cassell after her husband's death. She moved from their home and the family lost track of her. She was from Missouri and no other information is known. They had a son, Frank Raymond Campbell, who apparently died as a child.

Birth: Jul 1886 Place: Illinois
Died before 28 July 1934, family stories suggest he died young - was alive in the 1900 census. Other stories suggest that he might have been in the Joliet Prison.

Birth: 21 May 1889 Place: E ST LOUIS, ST CLAIR, ILL
Death: 24 Jun 1951 Place: ST LOUIS, ST LOUIS, MO
Spouse: Edna GRUNWALD
George was known as Scott and was an employee at the steel mill in Granite City, Illinois. He can be found married in 1920 to Edna and living in a house with the Pufalt family and Edna's mother Minnie Grunwald. Both the Pufalt and Grunwald families were German.

Birth: 8 Jul 1891 Place: E ST LOUIS, ST CLAIR, ILL
Death: 28 Jul 1934
Spouse: Carl Earl PUFALT
Marriage: 9 Sep 1913 Place: St. Clair Co, Illinois
Estella and Carl didn't have children. She worked for a doctor. Carl was a barber. It is believed that Carl remarried after his wife's death.
5. F Child: FRANCES LOUISE CAMPBELL - My Great Grandmother

Birth: 7 Aug 1893 Place: E ST LOUIS, ST CLAIR, ILL
Death: 29 Dec 1955 Place: GRANITE CITY, MADISON, ILL
Burial: Place: Sunset Hills Cemetery, Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL
Religion: Catholic
Marriage: 15 Mar 1922 Place: Madison Co, ILLINOIS
Divorced: 15 Jul 1954


1900 Illinois Census Information
Ward 2, St. Clair Township, E. St. Louis, 900 Valentine Street
George Scott Campbell, born: 1862, Kansas City, Missouri
Emma (Kassell) - wife, born June 1865, married 18 years, born: Missouri parents: John M. Kassell, Germany, Francis Rastetter, Germany
(James) Raymond - son, laborer, age 16, born 1884
William - son, at school, born 1886
(George) Scotty - son, at school, born May 1889
Stella (Estella) - daughter, age 8, born July 1891
Frances - daughter, age 6, born August 1893

Obits for this family

Sleeps in Weeds Fatally Burned - November 1912 (E. St. Louis, IL)

(George) Scott Campbell, a painter employed by the Terminal Railroad Association, was burned to crisp this afternoon in a weed fire along the railroad tracks near the Cotton Compress in the South End. Campbell laid down after dinner for a sleep. It is thought that a spark from a passing engine fired the weeds. Before Campbell awakened his clothing was almost burned from his body. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital where Dr. C. F. Wilhelmj pronounced his burns probably fatal. Campbell lives at Ninth Street and Valentine Avenue.

Mrs. Carl Pufalt, 43, passes Away; last rites today July 30, 1934

Mrs. Estelle Pufalt, 43, of 2820 Nameoki Road passed away at her home at 5 o'clock Saturday evening from cancer. She had been ill for two years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Schildmann Funeral Home to St. John's Evangelical Church with the pastor, Rev. Paul Schoppe officiating. Interment was made in St. John's Cemetery. Mrs. Pufalt is survived by her husband Carl; her mother Emma Campbell of this city; one sister, Mrs. Frances Eftimoff of Fairmont City; and two brothers, Scott Campbell of Granite City and Ray Campbell of Lawrence, Kansas.

James Raymond Campbell, Lawrence, Kansas entered into rest Thursday July 28, 1949 at 4 pm in Neosho, MO Beloved husband of Mrs. Ada Campbell; dear son of Mrs. Emma Campbell; dear brother of Scott Campbell and Mrs. Frances Eftimoff. Services Monday Aug. 1, 1949 at 3 pm at Mercer Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Scott Campbell, 700 Main Street, Venice, Entered into rest at 9:30 p.m. Sunday June 24, 1951 at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital, St. Louis. Dear father of Mrs. Frank (Gladys) Markovich; dear son of Mrs. Emma Campbell; dear brother of Mrs. Pete (Frances) Eftimoff; and dear grandfather, father in law, brother in law of Mrs. Ada Campbell and cousin of Malcom and Mildred Cassell. His remains will lie in state at Sedlack Funeral Home, 2801 Madison Avenue, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Mrs. Eftimoff dies Thursday at age 62 after 5 year illness

Press Record Newspaper Jan 3, 1956

Mrs. Frances Eftimoff, 62, Rural Route Two who resided alone on Route 111 near Lakeside Airport died suddenly at her home at 5 p.m. thursday. She had been ill for more than five years, suffering from a hear ailment. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by a son, William Martin of Pontoon Beach, a sister in law Mrs. Ada Campbell of Granite City and three cousins, Malcolm Kassel of St. Louis and Mrs. Ruby Campbell and Bertie Campbell of Kansas City, MO. Services were held in a Granite City Funeral Home and burial was made at Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Campbell, Mrs. Emma Rural Route One Box 139, Granite City, IL Entered into rest Monday June 14, 1954 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Dear mother of Mrs. Frances Eftimoff, dear mother-in-law of Pete Eftimoff, Mrs. Edna Bardsley and Mrs. Ada Campbell, dear grandmother and great grandmother. Services at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday June 16 from Mercer Funeral Home, 1416 Niedringhaus Avenue, Granite City to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Mitchell, Interment Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Campbell Home
Direct Line:
James Raymond
George Scott

Aunts, Uncles
(George) Scott
(James) Raymond

Rest of the family
Stella 1859 - 1939
S Verdi
Carl Pufalt Family
Edna Grunewald

Unsure connections
Mary Katherine Campbell Townley Miss America Twice!

Land / Deeds

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