William B. Campbell, M. D., a prominent physician of Northern Kansas, has practiced his profession for nearly thirty-five years in Doniphan county. He was born on a farm near St. Thomas, County of Elgin, Ontario, Canada, April 21, 1856, and is a son of James and Veda (Buchanan) Campbell, the former a native of Scotland and the latter of Canada. The father followed farming in Canada until his death, in 1909. The mother passed away in 1903. Dr. Campbell was reared on a farm and attended the country schools, and later graduated at the St. Thomas High School in the class of 1875. He then taught school in his native county for three years. During the last year of his teaching he took up the study of medicine, under the preceptorship of Dr. J. B. Campbell, who afterwards became a professor in the medical department of the Western University of London, Ontario, and occupied a prominent position in the medical profession. Dr. Campbell, whose name introduces this sketch, then entered the medical department of the University of Michigan, where he was graduated with a degree of Doctor of Medicine, in the class of 1881. He then returned to Canada, continuing his medical studies about a year, and in July, 1882, came to Kansas, and located at Troy, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession. He has built up a large practice, and has won an enviable reputation as a capable and conscientious physician. While his practice has required his best efforts, Dr. Campbell has found time to take an active part in the commercial, political and social well-being of his community. He was interested in the organization of the Troy State Bank, was a member of its first board of directors, and is now vice-president of that institution. He was president of the Board of United States Pension Examiners from 1897 to 1905. Dr. Campbell was married September 10, 1890, to Miss Mable Perry, a daughter of the late Albert Perry, a sketch of whom appears in this volume. Mrs. Campbell was born at Troy, Kans., and educated in the public schools of Troy and Bethany College, Topeka. To Dr. and Mrs. Campbell has been born one child, Veda Mildred, who is a graduate of the Troy High School and Bethany College, and is now the wife of Henry L. Strong, of Troy, Kans. Dr. Campbell is local surgeon for the St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway Company, and a member of the Surgeons' Association of that company. He is a member of the County, State, and American Medical Association, and is president of the county organization. He is a Knights Templar Mason, and belongs to the Atchison commandery, and is a member of the Leavenworth Shrine.Pages 233 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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