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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 in infancy.
Doctor Campbell 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.