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|Name:||Mrs. Kate Campbell|
Isle of Eriskay
|Originally from:||South Uist|
|Place of death:||Eriskay|
|Date of funeral:||15/10/1900|
|Funeral Location:||St. Michael's RC Church, Isle of Eriskay|
|Presider:||Fr. Allan MacDonald|
|Additional Info:||Kate Campbell was Donald Campbell of Eriskay’s first wife. She was Father Allan's housekeeper in Eriskay. Fr Allan wrote a long poem about their wedding called Banais na Caimbeulach and hopefully we can include this in her burial record at a later date. In Eriskay they lived in the village of Haun. After her death, Donald Campbell remarried in 1904, his second wife being Katherine Macdonald of Carrick, Eriskay. They are buried in the old cemetery in Eriskay. Katherine trained as a teacher in Edinburgh before 1900. Donald was a successful fisherman. Their son John Campbell became a distinguished Franciscan priest and is buried in the new Eriskay graveyard. |
Both photos of Kate were taken on the Eriskay Church grounds, with the second photo of her in her "wedding gown". She was a parishioner when Fr. Allan MacDonald was Parish Priest of Eriskay. The photos and information were sent in by Katherine Longmuir.
|Gravestone Inscription:||Pray for the Soul Of My Wife|
Who Died 13 Oct. 1900
Aged 32 Years
And In Memory Of
Our Infant Child
Erected By Donald Campbell
Baby Alexander Campbell (Son) (deceased) view record.