John A Campion1

#520, (10 December 1850 - 21 August 1913)
RelationshipUncle of Anna Margaret Donovan
Father*Alexander Campion2 (c 1826 - 1874)
Mother*Margaret Breen2 (c 1828 - 1892)
Birth*10 December 1850He was born on 10 December 1850 at Prince Edward IslandG; (28 in 1881 census, b. 1858 on death cert.)3 
Baptism15 December 1850He was baptized on 15 December 1850 at St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; poss.3 
Marriage21 November 1876He witnessed the marriage of James Patrick Donovan and Margaret Alice Campion on 21 November 1876 at St. Mary's Church, Souris, Prince Edward Island.4
10 June 1880He appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 in the household of James Patrick Donovan and Margaret Alice Campion at 556 West 49th Street, New York, New York, as brother-in-law, age 23, grocery clerk, b. PEI.5
18 April 1881He appeared on the census of 18 April 1881 in the household of Margaret Breen at Lot 45, Kings Co., Prince Edward IslandG, age 28.6 
1 June 1905He appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of James Patrick Donovan and Margaret Alice Campion at 1780 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, New YorkG, as John A, age 50, b. US [sic], brother-in-law, machinist.7
22 April 1910He appeared on the census of 22 April 1910 in the household of James Patrick Donovan and Margaret Alice Campion at 1207 Franklin Avenue, Bronx, New YorkG, age 49, bro-in-law, b. IL [sic], parents b. Canada, government master mechanic.8
1912He was working on the Panama Canal in 1912.9
Death*21 August 1913He died on 21 August 1913 at 3075 Hull Avenue, Bronx, New YorkG, at age 62.10
Burial*23 August 1913He was buried on 23 August 1913 at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, New YorkG.1,10 


  1. [S1628], online, modern shared monument. John L Donovan d. 8 Aug 1913 / John A Campion d. 21 Aug 1913. Old St Raymond Cemetery, Bronx NY section 8. Memorials 151207102 and 151207163, created by and photo added by Bronx Cop.
  2. [S1429] New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, online Death Record of John A Campion, son of Alexander Campion and Margaret Breen, 1913, q.v.
  3. [S33] Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885, Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Queens Co., Prince Edward Island. Online
  4. [S34] Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888, online, Patrick James Donovan and Margaret Alice Campion. by Banns, witnesses John Campion and Eliza. Campion; Rev. D.F. McDonald [clergyman at St. Mary's] officiating. Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888, Marriages 1871-1878, page 314 , image 160.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. James (31), rock blaster, b. Canada, parents b. Ireland, unemployed 4 months in the census yr; Alice (20), keeping house, b. and father b. Canada, mother b. Ireland; Nellie (1); John Cronan (26), brother-in-law, stone cutter, unemployed 3 months in the census yr; Margaret Cronan (24); John Campion (23), brother-in-law, grocery clerk.
  6. [S42] 1881 Canada Census. Margaret (51), widow, b. Ireland; neighbor Michael and Mary Ann Hogan / Ronald and Flora McDonald.
  7. [S31] 1905 New York State Census. James P. (55), b. Canada, in U.S. 37 yrs., Supt. Laborers; Alice (45), b. Canada, in U.S. 26 yrs; both citizens. Note: while the data column asks for number of yrs. in the U.S., it appears that the entries are for age when entered U.S.
  8. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. James C. (52), b. and parents b. Canada, imm. 1866, natlzd., contracting superintendent; Alice C. (50), b. and parents b. Canada, imm. 1880, 9 children, 5 living; Marion (21), Anna (13), John E. (grandson, 2); Michael Berry (33), b. Austria; Nelly D. (30), b. Canada.
  9. [S13] S.S. Colon Immigration Service Ship Passenger List.
  10. [S53] New York City Death Certificate, No. 5880. John A Campion, b. Canada 22 Dec 1858, son of Alexander Campion, b. Canada, and Margaret Breen, b. Ireland; asst. construction manager, married [sic], in US 40 yrs., current res. 1½ yrs.; d. 3075 Hull Ave., Bronx NY, 21 Aug 1913, age 54y 7m 29d, edema lungs and broncho pneumonia, contributing cause hemiplegia; bur. St. Raymond's 23 Aug 1913, New York City Municipal Archives, Dept. of Records, New York, New York. Hereinafter cited as New York City Death Certificate.