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Biographical Sketch
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Alex X. Campbell
Brown County, Kansas

 

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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900.  These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

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Alex X. Campbell, M. D. Dr. Campbell is now successfully engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Horton, Kansas.  He has for nearly thirty years resided west of the Mississippi river, his birth occurring in Strathroy, Canada, on the 17th of April, 1847.  His father, Alexander Campbell, was a native of Scotland and a farmer by occupation.  He married Miss Jennet McArthur, whose birth occurred in Inverness, Scotland, and to them were born seven children, namely: John, Dougald, Archie, Alex, Margaret, Nancy and Jessie.  All of the children are still living.  The father died at the age of eighty years and the mother died in her eighty-first year.

Dr. Campbell, of this review, acquired a good education in his youth, his preliminary privileges being supplemented by study in a college in Macon City, Missouri and in the State University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  He took up the study of medicine in the office and under the direction of Dr. W. B. Lensey, a practicing physician and surgeon of his native town, who had obtained his professional training in the universities of Edinburg and London.

After his graduation in the Michigan University, in the class of 1876, Dr. Campbell located at Jamesport, Missouri, where he remained until 1887, when he came to Horton.  He has been particularly successful in the practice of medicine, in which his efforts have been attended with excellent results.

He has built up a very large practice and has not only gained there from a comfortable competence, but has won the confidence of the general public, while the profession accords him a leading place in its ranks.  Ambitious of attaining a high degree of excellence, he has always been a close reader of the medical literature of the day and is well informed concerning the discoveries of the science and the improved methods of leading practitioners throughout the world.  His practice extends to adjacent towns and villages and is now very large.

The Doctor was married, in Gallatin, Missouri, to Miss Fanny Nichols, who was born, reared and educated in Missouri, and is a daughter of B. F. and Elizabeth Nichols.  She is a lady of culture and refinement, who presides with gracious hospitality over her pleasant home.  To the Doctor and his wife has been born a daughter, Bessie.

Although the demands of his profession are such as to largely occupy his time he yet finds opportunity to discharge his social obligations and is an honored and valued member of the Knights of Pythias and Masonic fraternities.  In politics he is a stanch Democrat and an advocate of the Bryan policy.  His wife is a member of the Christian church.  In manner the Doctor is pleasant and unassuming and is regarded as a popular and highly respected citizen.

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