Hiram Gill Campbell, M. D. When Doctor Campbell
located at Asher on January 31, 1907, he was prepared by an unusual
course of training and by thorough experience to furnish a splendid
service as physician and surgeon. That service has been performed in
subsequent years, and his practice now covers a large scope of
country around Asher, where his abilities are ranked the very
highest. Doctor Campbell is a man who has made the best use of his
opportunities in life, and his position and prosperity are only the
just reward of what he has done for his fellow men.
Tho family whoso
name he bears came from Scotland to America during the colonial era.
Doctor Campbell himself was born in Sharp County, Arkansas, June 24,
1872. His father was Rev. John William Campbell, a minister of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was
born in Kentucky in 1840, and died in Sharp County, Arkansas, in
1880. His early years were spent in Kentucky, where he married, and
in 1869 he settled in Sharp County, Arkansas. He was a democrat in
politics, a member of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Rev. Mr. Campbell married Miss
Charlene K. Davies, who was born in Kentucky in 1844 and died at
Newport, Arkansas, in 1909. In 1874 the family removed to Izard
County, Arkansas, but lived there only a short time before they
returned to Sharp County, where Rev. Mr. Campbell died. The widowed
mother then took her family back to Izard County and located there at
La Crosse. Doctor Campbell has an older brother, Silas, who is an
attorney at Newport, Arkansas, and a graduate from the Arkansas
College at Batesville, read law under Judge Fulkerson and was
admitted to the bar in 1894. There were two other children who died
spent most of his boyhood in La Crosse, Arkansas, where he attended
La Crosse College. In 1895 he graduated A. B. from the Arkansas
College at Batesville and the following year moved to Newport. he was
a teacher in the public schools of that town for four years. In 1899
he entered the medical department of the University at Nashville,
Tennessee, and remained there until graduating M. D. in 1903. For
about a year he was an interne in the Nashville City Hospital. He
began practice in 1904 at Newport, remained there a year, and during
the months of January and February in 1905 took post-graduate work in
the New York Polyclinic. For two years beginning in March, 1905, he
was in partnership with Doctors Kennerly and Dorr at Batesville. That
was the experience which preceded his entrance into Oklahoma as a
competent and highly successful physician at Asher. His offices are
on Main Street in that town, and he has a general practice both in
medicine and in surgery.
In politics he is a
democrat and since coming to Asher has served on the town council and
the school board. He Is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
belongs to the County and State Medical societies and the American
Medical Association, having served as vice president of the County
Society. Fraternally he is affiliated with Asher Lodge No. 238,
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
On April 20, 1907,
in Batesville, Arkansas, Doctor Campbell married Miss Pearl Reeder.
She was born in Virginia, and finished her education in the Elizabeth
Aull Seminary at Lexington, Missouri. Her brother is Dr. H. M.
Reeder, who is also engaged in the practice of medicine at Asher.