Grading and Excavating -Mountain View


By hard work, strict integrity and common sense , George Campbell has established a place for himself among the citizens of Mountain view, where he was born, August 15, 1873.  His father, the late James Campbell, came from his native land of Ireland to Mountain View in 1862.  The railroad was just being built in to Mountain view and he was employed in the grading work; he was also interested farming, but continue to do excavating and grading work. He was married in Mountain view to Mrs. Margaret (Leonard) Burke, born in Ireland, and she has two sons living in Mountain View, Edward and Dan Burke.  For sixteen years Jane Campbell was a tenant on the Hale Ranch and was successful as a grain and stockman.  He next moved to San Mateo county and still engaged in ranching. During 1890 he returned to Mountain View and built the Campbell home at 394 Franklin Street and there he died at the age of seventy-nine years.  Mrs. Campbell lives at home surrounded  by a number of her children.  They re the parents of  ten children.  George , the subject of this review, being the eldest; Mary is the wife of Bert Hitchcock; James, Will, Tom, John, Maggie is Mrs. Peter Malone; Henry resides in San Francisco.  Two children died in early childhood.

George attended the public schools until he was sixteen years of age, leaving school to work with his father in grading, teaming and farm work  He became an expert teamster, driving eight or ten horses with perfect ease.  After his  father's demise he continued with the business and has done much reliable work, being well equipped with scrapers, wagons, farming and orchard implements, ten good horses, and one Yuba tractor.  He ordinarily employs five men, but in busy times many more.  His reputation has been constructed on the  foundation of efficient work and square and honorable dealing, and they round is busy.

He leases 150 acres in the vicinity of Mountain View which  is devoted to hay and grain.  He is a consistent member of the Catholic Church; fraternally he is a member of the Foresters and the Native Sons of the Golden West.  He is well and favorable known in his locality and can be relied upon for good conscientious work.

Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben, from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California,  published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. pge 396  page 1414