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was directly due to accute inflamation of the brain. Under a plain and unassuming exterior, General Campbell concealed high ability and a rare degree of manly virtue. Unselfishness and a sincere regard for the welfare of others were conspicuous among his striking characteristics. "As a soldier," said one who was familiar with his career in all its phases, "he was brave and noble, and his heroism was never questioned. As a State official he was above suspicion, and although he instituted many great reforms which met with opposition, no one, even amid the greatest political excitement, impeached his integrity. As a congressman he was untiring in his work and a faithful agent of his constituents, never failing to attend to a duty exacted of him and never neglecting to answer a letter asking for information. * * * His private life, his home, were beautiful. The youngest of his children was treated by him with the same manly consideration as the best of his fellows, and the strength of his affection for her who so nobly shared his trials and sacrifices, and participated in the honors and triumphs of his later years was one of the loveliest traits of his character." "A life's work well done, a name historical in the annals of the State, a record of duty conscientiously discharged in every walk of life."
    In April, 1847, he married Mary R., daughter of James and Mary Campbell, and to their happy union were born the following children: Mrs Mary W. Kinney, of Braddock, Pennsylvania; Curtis G., a druggist of Johnstown, who married Mary M. Robb, of Johnstown; Louis D., who married Mrs. Emma Elliott, and is a lawyer located in Tacoma, Washington; Ida Blanch, deceased, James A., of Braddock, Pennsylvania; Eva A., the wife of Dr. C. L. Rutter, of Chicago, Illinois;
Frank M., who married Annie Madden, is a business man of Eureka Springs, Arkansas William B., of Los Angeles, California; Ralph R., physician, located in Chicago, who married Miss Ida Belle MacArthur of that city; John B., at home, and Bruce H., an attorney-at-law, located in Chicago, Illinois.


HON. GEORGE S. KING. In the industrial history of Johnstown and Cambria county perhaps no one stands higher or is more favorably known than the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He stands as a typical representative of that sturdy American citizenship whose brain and brawn have made western Pennsylvania the most noted iron-producing section in the world.
    George S. King was born in Hagerstown, Washington county, Maryland, on October 28, 1809, and is a son of John and Ellen (Shryock) King, and is of German stock, about seven-eighths German blood coursing through his veins.
    When he was about four or five years of age his father removed to Mercersburg, Franklin county, Pennsylvania. At the age of about twelve years he took a position as clerk, and from this time on young King made his own way, and gained a knowledge of those fundamental principles of business which no doubt contributed so largely to his future success. Remaining in that position about three years, he accepted a similar position in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he remained until seventeen years of age, when he embarked in the same place in mercantile pursuits for five years, being uniformly successful.
    In 1831 he traded a portion of his Meadville property to Abraham Morrison in part pay for sundry Johnstown properties. When


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