Essays in Satire - Joseph E. Campbell

Joseph E. Campbell

Biography

Rev. Joseph E. Campbell (1898-1964)

Joseph Edward Campbell was born 3 January 1898 in Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, to Euphemia MacCormack (1861-1936) and Donald D. Campbell (1844-1923). He was baptised on 6 January 1898 by Rev. John C. MacMillan.

Joseph’s father, Donald, was previously married to Hannah Cain in 1883. Together they had five children, three of which were alive in 1923. In 1886, Hannah passed away. Sometime between her death and 1890, Donald married Euphemia. Together they had four children, three of whom were alive in 1923. In total, Joseph had nine siblings, Anastasia (1882), Lucy (1884), Catherine (1886-1886), John J (1890), Catherine (1893), Marion (1902), and three others who are unknown.

After completing grade school, Joseph worked on his family’s farm until 1919, when he attended Saint Dunstan’s University. He graduated from SDU in the spring of 1925, as the valedictorian of his class, and continued his education at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton in the fall of the same year. He also received his Bachelor of Arts from Laval University in 1925.

In 1926, Campbell took a short break from his education to teach at St. Paul’s College, Winnipeg. He remained teaching until 1928, when he attended Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Joseph was ordained on 14 July 1929 in All Saints Church, Cardigan, Prince Edward Island by Most Rev. Louis J. O’Leary.

After his ordination, Joseph returned to teach at St. Paul’s College. He left his teaching position again, in 1930, to continue his education. He enrolled in the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He studied economics and sociology, he graduated with a Master of Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Canon Law.

After Joseph’s graduation, he went back to teaching at St. Paul’s College. This time he taught economics, physics, and chemistry, and eventually became the Dean of St. Paul's College from 1931-1933.

In 1934, Campbell won a scholarship from the Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto. The following year, in 1935, Reverend Joseph Edward Campbell was appointed Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Regina.

During World War II, Joseph served as a full-time chaplain in the armed forces of Canada.

Reverend Joseph Edward Campbell died on 7 April 1964. His headstone in the All Saints Parish Cemetery, Cardigan PEI, is shared with his brother John and his sister Lucy.

Other books in the UPEI Provenance Collection:

Bagby, Albert Morris. Miss Traumerei: A Weimar idyl New York: The author, 1895. [Donation bookplate, “Donated to Bishop Kelley Memorial Library by The Estate of Rev. Joseph E. Campbell.”]

Butler, Dom Cuthbert. Ways of Christian Life: Old Spirituality for Modern Men. London: Sheed & Ward, 1932. [J. E. Campbell signature dated Dec/32.]

Carlyle, Thomas. Essays. 1904. [Joseph E. Campbell signature, dated Jan. 22, 1920, with “St Paul’s College inscribed underneath.]

Cushing, Luther S. Manual of parliamentary practice: rules of proceeding and ddebate in deliberative assemblies Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co. 1907. [J. E. Campbell signature with Wpg. 1931 written underneath]

Dudley, Owen Francis. The Masterful Monk. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930. [Joseph E. Campbell signature with St Paul’s College inscribed underneath.]

Guerber, H.A. Myths of Greece and Rome. New York: American Book Company, 1893. [Joseph E. Campbell signature with “St Paul’s College” inscribed underneath.]

Hallam, Henry. Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries. Boston: Little Brown Company, 1854. Volumes 1-3. [Elaborate bookplate, “J. Campbell curriculi Academia anno 2do Historiani et Anglic?. Litt. feliciter colenti Joha?er ?, LL.D. & Dau? W? LL.D. Prof. Ex Univ. Coll. apud? Torontonenses. Term Pasehse? A.D. MDCCCLXIII.]

Knox, Ronald A. Essays in Satire. London: Sheed and Ward, 1930. [Joseph E. Campbell signature dated October 13, 1920 with Dublin written in front of the date. Also Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada written in between the signature and date.]

Leen, Rev. Edward. The Holy Ghost and his work in souls. London: Sheed & Ward, 1937. [Joseph E. Campbell signature, dated Aug. 1937. Also inscribed is “Russel. Man.”]

Milton, John. The Poetical Works of John Milton. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1869. [Donation bookplate, “Donated to Bishop Kelley Memorial Library by The Estate of Rev. Joseph E. Campbell.”]

Sources:

1901 Census of Canada. Census Place: Lot (township/canton) 54, Kings, Prince Edward Island; Page: 1; Family No: 5.

1911 Census of Canada. Census Place: 20 - Part - Lot 54, Kings, Prince Edward Island; Page: 1; Family No: 9.

1921 Census of Canada. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 104; Census Place: Woodville Mills, Kings, Prince Edward Island; Page Number: 5.

“Alumni.” Saint Dunstan’s University: Red & White, 1927. Pg. 45-47. Identifier: vre:rw-batch2-546.

Baptismal Record. Year: 1882. Place: St. Georges, Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office. Record Book Number: 2. Record Book Page: 128.

Baptismal Record. Year: 1884. Place: St. Georges, Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office. Record Book Number: 2. Record Book Page: 135.

Baptismal Record. Year: 1898. Place: Cardigan, Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office. Record Book Number: 1. Record Book Page: 138.

Baptismal Record. Year: 1890. Place: St. Georges, Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office. Record Book Number: 2. Record Book Page: 179.

Baptismal Record. Year: 1902. Place: Cardigan, Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office. Record Book Number: 1. Record Book Page: 160.

“College Chronicle.” Saint Dunstan’s University: Red & White, 1944. Pg. 102-106. Identifier: vre:rw-batch2-1305.

Donahoe, Rev. James. Prince Edward Island Priests. Minneapolis - Minnesota, 1935. Pg. 338-339.

“In Memoriam: Donald D. Campbell.” The Charlottetown Guardian. 11 April 1923, pg. 5. Accessed through Island Newspapers on 9 August 2016.

“Mrs. Euphemia Campbell.” The Charlottetown Guardian. 22 July, 1936, pg. 3. Accessed through Island Newspapers on 9 August 2016.

Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888. Year: 1883. Place: St. Georges. Public Archives, Charlottetown.

“Rectors of St. Paul’s College.” The Manitoba Historical Society. Accessed on 9 August 2016.

Photo:

Photo from St. Dunstan's University Digital Archive. Class of 1925. Identifier, sdu:247

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