Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Delia Watkins

Dear Lizzie,
Though rocks and rills divide us,
Your face I may never see,
O, do remember Delia,
Who often thinks of thee.
Your friend,
Delia Watkins
May 9, 1884

[Written by Lizzie Dunlap: Schoolmate lived about 2 miles [?] of Sutter Creek on ranch towards Jackson.]

Delia was first enumerated in the home of her father, G.W. Watkins, age 38, in 1870.[i] G.W. was born in Indiana per the census. The household included her mother, Eliza, age 32, born Kentucky; daughter Lemuella [?], age 14, b. California; son, George, 11, b. California; son, Royal, 8, b. California; daughter Adelia [Delia], age 5, b. California; son, Elmer, 2, b. California. There are also two men who appear to be boarders in the household.

By 1880 Adelia Watkins is listed as a School Teacher, age 16.[ii]
On 12 August 1888, in Amador County, California, Delia M. Watkins married Wilbur D. Campbell.[iii]

By 1900 Wilbur and Delia are now living in Los Angeles, California.[iv] Wilbur Campbell, b. July 1858, Indiana; age 41, married 12 yrs; wife, Della, b. Oct 1864, 35, married 12 years, kids 2 born, 2 living; son , Wilbur, 11, b. May 1889, California; son, LeRoy, 6, b. May 1894, California; Father, L.S. Campbell, 78, b. Mar 1822, Delaware.

On 18 Jun 1913, Los Angeles County, California, a Wilbur W. Campbell married a Marian Depaw Beveridge. It is noted that Wilbur W. Campbell’s parents were Wilbur Dudley Campbell and Delia May Watkins.[v]

On 20 Mar 1925, Los Angeles County, California, a Wilbur W. Campbell married Harriette Ora Simpson.[vi] His parents were listed as Wilbur D. Campbell and Delia May Walkins.

Skipping ahead to the 1930 census we find that Wilbur D. Campbell and wife Delia are still in Los Angeles County.[vii] They have in the household with them, son Wilbur W. age 40, married; son , Leroy S., age 35, married.

By 1940, Delia Watkins Campbell has passed. Presumably she died in Los Angeles, California. Her husband is listed as a widower in this census. He is living with his son, [Head of household] Wilbur W. Campbell, age 50, divorced, b. California; Father, Wilbur D., 81, Widow, b. Indiana; brother [to Wilbur W.], Roy, 45, Married, California; sister-in-law, Iva L., 43, b. California.[viii]

The cemetery, Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, has not been fully photographed. At this writing it is 79% photographed with 191 photo requests waiting to be filled.

Wilbur Dudley Campbell is buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.[ix] It doesn’t appear that Delia Watkins Campbell is buried with him.



[i] 1870 U.S. census, Amador County, California, population schedule, Township 4, page 414 (stamped),  sheet 49, dwelling 361, family 358, G.W. Watkins household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 Aug 2017); National Archives 
and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll 69.

[ii] 1880 US census, Amador County, California, population schedule, Township 1, Enumeration District (ED) #33, page 9 
(stamped), sheet 9B, dwelling #125, family # blank, Adelia Watkins, line 30; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : 
accessed 13 Sep 2017); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T9, roll #63.

[iii] "California County Marriages, 1850 to 1952," database, FamilySearch.org (www.familysearch.org: accessed 13 Aug 2017), 
entry for Wilbur D. Campbell – Delia M. Watkins, 12 Aug 1888, Amador County; citing original marriage records housed in the 
clerks’ offices of the district courts in various counties throughout California.

[iv] 1900 US census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Los Angeles, 
Enumeration District (ED) #42, page 276 (stamped), sheet 6A, dwelling #118, family #124, 
Wilbur Campbell household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 
3 Sep 2017); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T623, roll #89.

[v] "California County Marriages, 1850 to 1952," database, FamilySearch.org (www.familysearch.org: accessed 13 Sep 2017), 
entry for Wilbur W. Campbell – Marian Depaw Beveridge, 18 Jun 1913, Los Angeles County; citing original marriage records 
housed in the clerks’ offices of the district courts in various counties throughout California.
[vi] "California County Marriages, 1850 to 1952," database, FamilySearch.org (www.familysearch.org: accessed 13 Sep 2017), 
entry for Wilbur W. Campbell – Harriette Ora Simpson, 20 Mar 1925, Los Angeles County; citing original marriage records 
housed in the clerks’ offices of the district courts in various counties throughout California.
[vii] 1930 US census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Los Angeles, Enumeration District (ED) #334, 
page 192 (stamped), sheet 13A, dwelling #78, family #323, Wilbur D. Campbell household; digital image, Ancestry.com 
(www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 Sep 2017); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T626, 
roll #145.

[viii] 1940 U. S. Census, Los Angeles County, California, population  schedule, Los Angeles, enumeration district (ED) 60-938, 
page 6698 (stamped), sheet 12A, dwelling line #17, Wilbur W. Campbell  household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 13 Sep 2017); National Archives and Records  Administration (NARA) microfilm T627, 
roll #392.
[ix] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 Sep  2017), entry  for Wilbur 
Dudley Campbell (19 Jul 1858-18 Mar 1942), Memorial No. 69539403, Records of the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los 
Angeles, California; page created by Don Lynch, 8 May 2011.