Remember you are talking about a time when the flu was ravishing the world.
You are probably on the right track! Good work Steve
From: Steven Campbell [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: wilrose campbell----BINGO AGAIN!!
I won't bother you with *minor* details like this anymore today, but I did
run across something a few minutes ago...
Indiana Probate record:
Sarah A. McDowell died on Aug. 10, 1922 (Fd. on Aug. 26, 1922). Children:
James C. Green, Rosa J. Campbell, Erma Nay, Johnsa Willard, Lizzie Winsor,
This means that Johnsa Willard, George E. Willard's wife, and Rosa J.
Campbell, David L. Campbell's wife, were SISTERS. THAT explains why he
remained close to his biological family...because he was adopted by another
FAMILY MEMBER! It appears that he was basically shuffled around between
We also know that Johnsa was still alive in 1922, the year before your
grandfather was born. So, my theory that George and Johnsa Willard adopted
him, then she died and they had to give him to another relative, is still a
Johnsa McDowell m. George E. Willard
Rosa J. McDowell m. David L. Campbell
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