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Tuapeka Times, 26th February 1898
CAMPBELL:- On the 23rd February, 1896 at her residence, Gabriels Gully, Tuapeka, after a long illness, Catherine, the beloved wife of James Campbell; aged 61 years.

Tuapeka Times, 26th February 1898
The Friends of Mr James Campbell are respectfully invited to attend the FUNERAL of his late WIFE, Catherine, which will leave his residence, Gabriels Gully, Tuapeka, TO-DAY (Saturday, 26th inst.) at2 p.m., for the Lawrence Cemetery.
J. H. PEARSON, Undertaker, Ross Place, Lawrence.

Lawrence Cemetary

Tuapeka Times, Saterday 20th march 1869
Died; CAMPBELL at Lawrence on the 17th inst. Archibald youngest son of James Campbell, aged eight months.
DATE           26 June 1882 at Gabriels Gully
AGE            25 years
CAUSE          Rheumatic Fever, 3 weeks
PARENTS        James and Catherine Campbell nee Cameron
BORN           Auckland NZ, 25 years in NZ
MARRIED        not married
BURIED         28 June 1882  Lawrence
FOLIO NUMBER   1882/865 Gabriels

CAMPBELL, Catherine, of Blue Spur,
d. 26 Feb 1896, 61 yrs, wife,  
Block 1 Plot 97 & 98 & 99, Presbyterian Section

DEATH                 JAMES CAMPBELL,  Miner
DATE                  22 October 1898 at Blue Spur
AGE                   63 years
CAUSE	              Verdict of Coroners Jury: Accidental death by discharge of shot gun
PARENTS               Not Known
BORN                  Perthshire Scotland, 40 years in NZ
MARRIED               Devonport Auckland aged 22 to Catherine Campbell
CHILDREN AT DEATH     Males aged: 40, 38.  Females aged: 34, 32, 29, 29 (twins), 23.
BURIED	              24 October 1898 Lawrence
FOLIO NUMBER          1898/2409 Gabriels

d. 24 Oct 1898, 63 yrs, husband, 
Block 1 Plot 97 & 98 & 99, Presbyterian Section

Memorial Stone At Lawrence Cemetery

In Loving Memory of

died Oct 24th 1898, Aged 63 years

Also his beloved wife CATHERINE
Feb 26th 1896. Aged 61 Years

And their Children
ARCHIE Oct 21st 1878
JAMES June 28th 1882
also ISABELLA Dec 19th 1882
RIP James Campbell and family

d. 21 Oct 1878, son,
Block 1 Plot 97 & 98 & 99, Presbyterian Section

CAMPBELL, James, (jnr.) d. 28 Jun 1882, son,
Block 1 Plot 97 & 98 & 99, Presbyterian Section
Tuapeka Times, 28th June 1882
Funeral Notice The friends of Mr Jas. Campbell, Gabriel's Gully, are respectfully requested to follow the remains of his son James to the place of interment in Lawrence Cemetery, leaving his residence this day at 1.30 pm. Thomas Anderson Undertaker Lawrence.

CAMPBELL, Isabella
d. 19 dec 1882, dau aged 5
Block 1 Plot 97 & 98 & 99, Presbyterian Section

CAMPBELL, John Alex, child, maybe Archie, Block 1 Plot 97 & 98 & 99, Presbyterian Section
Death cert no 252 
June 26th 1882 at Gabriels Gully James Campbell miner aged 25, Not Married, Children None Born AUCKLAND, 25 years in New Zealand Rhumatic Fever for 3 weeks, Doctor R Withers last seeen - 24th June 1882 Father - James Campbell miner, Mother - Catherine Campbell formerly Cameron Buried 28th june 1882, Lawrence Cemetery.

ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Our Lawrence correspondent writes :-
Quite a gloom was cast over the community by the information reaching here late on. Saturday night that a fatal accident had happened at the Blue Spur, by which one of the oldest and most respected residents there - Mr James Campbell - lost his life.
It appears that Mr Campbell, who was an enthusiastic sportsman, at the suggestion of his daughter, took his gun late on Saturday afternoon for the purpose of killing some rabbits with which to make a rabbit pie. Although he did not return at dusk, no uneasiness was felt by his friends, who thought he had probably called at the house of his son-in-law, who lived not a great distance off. Later in the evening, however, becoming somewhat uneasy, some of his friends set out to look for him. They had only proceeded a short distance from the house when his body was discovered, shot through the left breast. Apparently, the accident happened in pulling the gun through a fence after Mr Campbell had got through himself, as the gun was lying against the fence in such a position as to warrant that belief. A couple of rabbits which he had shot and cleaned were lying near the body. Death must have been instantaneous, there being no marks of struggling on the ground.
It seems a strange coincidence that the late Mr William Hay, who for many years was a very intimate friend of Mr Campbell's, should have met his death under almost similar circumstances. They were both experienced shots, being accustomed during the whole of their lifetime to the use of firearms, and yet in the apparently most simple manner both lost their lives.
The late Mr Campbell, who was 63 years of age, was a most useful citizen, taking a leading part in everything tending to promote the good of the district, always ready with si helping and, universally loved and respected by young and old, and his loss will be much felt and regretted all over the district. An inquest will probably be held on the body.

Passing notes
At the inquest touching the death, at Blue Spur, of James Campbell, the jury, after hearing evidence, at once came to the decision that the deceased came by his death through the accidental discharge of his gun in coming through a fence. The wound on deceased was in his right breast. It was shown that deceased, was evidently dragging the gun through a fence, when it was discharged, through coming into contact with a broken piece of wire which was projecting from a post.

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