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Society Section, Dallas Morning News: 14 July 1897, Mrs. Viola Hunt and niece Miss Retta West. Also, Miss Minnie Sims, Miss Jennie Cunningham, and Mrs. J. L. McCartney of Waxahachie left Monday morning for St. Louis, Niagra, and Toronto.[2443] 5 September 1898, Mrs. E. W. Sims and daughter Minnie have returned from the east.[2444] 12 September 1898, Mrs. E. W. Sims and Miss Minnie Sims of Waxahachie visited Mrs. W. L. Hancock of Palmer.[2445] 13 August 1899, Manitou, Col., Mrs. E. W. Sims, Miss Minnie Sims, Mr. W. D. Sims, and Mr. P. W. Sims of Waxahachie are registered at one of the leading hotels.[2446] 23 July 1901, Miss Venus Newton of Midlothian and Miss Minnie Sims of Waxahachie have returned home after a short stay with Miss Retta West of Dallas.[2447] 6 September 1902, Mrs. E. W. Sims and Miss Minnie Sims returned from Eureka Springs.[2448] In 1902, Minnie Sims visited Mrs. A. J. Bryan. 17 October 1908, Mrs. E. W. Sims and Mrs. L. R. Campbell went to Dallas Thursday morning.[2449]

Child of Lee R. Campbell and Minnie Evelyn Sims:

     643.        i.   William Dabney Campbell, “Bill” born 19 December 1909, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, died 12 December 2008, age 98, Amarillo, buried Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. He married 7 November 1941, Dallas, Texas, to Patsy Gannon, daughter of E. J. “Ward” Gannon, Jr. of Dallas.[2450]

He was raised on a farm near Italy, Texas, where he attended school until his senior year, moving to Dallas with his family. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1927 and Southern Methodist University in 1931. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Bill moved to Amarillo in 1947 where he was president of Comco Insurance Company and vice president of Southwestern Investments Company. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Mary Ethel “Patsy” Campbell. Two daughters: Patricia “Tish” Johnson and husband Tom of Heath and Priscilla Snow and husband Warren of Waxahachie. Two sons: Ward Gannon Campbell of Dallas and William Dabney Campbell, Jr. and wife Shirley of Lubbock. 10 grandchildren.[2451]



[2443] Society Section, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 14 July 1897, p. 8.

[2444] Society Section, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 5 September 1898, p. 3.

[2445] Society Section, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 12 September 1898.

[2446] Society Section, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 13 August 1899, p. 8.

[2447] Society Section, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 23 July 1901, p. 10.

[2448] Society Section, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 9 September 1902.

[2449] Society Section, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 17 October 1908.

[2450] Patsy Gannon takes vows with William D. Campbell, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex as, 8 November 1941, p. 12. William Dabney Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Campbell of Italy, Texas.

[2451] Amarillo Globe, 14 December 2008.

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