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Flora Ethel Campbell

Flora Ethel Campbell

Female 1902 - 1970  (68 years)

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  • Name Flora Ethel Campbell  [1
    Born 27 Apr 1902  Sherwood, Washington Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Education - Librarian and teacher at Portland (Multnomah County) Library, Lewis & Clark College, Univ. of Or. Medical School 
    Died 25 May 1970  Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cremated Cremated; ashes given to family or friend Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4375  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2019 

    Father Archibald ("Archie") Campbell,   b. 28 Aug 1860, Gamebridge, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1955, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Gertrude Margaret Brandt,   b. 6 Feb 1869, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1939, Sherwood, Washington Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1893  Sherwood, Washington Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F1583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter Nicolai Iliinsky,   b. 5 May 1898, Vaisemskaya [Vyazemskiy], Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1977, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1931  Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Katharine Margaret Iliinsky,   b. 5 Dec 1936, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Nicholai Peter Iliinsky,   b. 1 Dec 1938, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F1580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Flora Ethel Campbell
    Flora Ethel Campbell
    Courtesy of Erik Hansen; edited by Wm. C. Snouffer
    Flora Campbell Iliinsky
    Flora Campbell Iliinsky
    1931

  • Notes 
    • The 1910 census provides that "Flora E" Campbell was a 7-yr old girl living at home with her parents. 1910 U.S.Census, West Cedar pct, Washington Cnty, OR (T 624, Roll 1291, stamped p. 272).

      Flora obtained a B.A. degree from Pacific College in Newberg, OR on June 30, 1923; a second B.A. from the Univ. of Oregon on 15 June 1925, and a B.S. in Library Science from the Univ. of Washington on 13 June 1927.

      The marriage license for Peter and Flora was issued 29 July 1931. Multnomah County [OR] Marriage Licenses, vol. 71, p. 375. (The original marriage licenses book is held by The Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Portland, OR.)

      The wedding on Sunday, 2 Aug 1931, was reported in The Oregonian, p. 12 (3 Aug 1931):
      "IMPRESSIVE CHURCH RITUAL, CENTURIES OLD, FOLLOWED AT MARRIAGE OF PORTLAND COUPLE. Ancient Russian Orthodox Ceremony Observed at Wedding of Miss Flora E. Campbell and Peter Ilinsky [sic]; Rev. Father Theodore Hochetoff [sic], Pastor of St. Nicholas,' Officiates.
      "With the impressive ceremony of the Russian Orthodox church, which has come down through the generations that followed the introduction of Christian religion in eastern Europe, Peter N. Ilinsky and Miss Flora E. Campbell were married yesterday at St. Nicholas' church, 763 Mallory avenue. The solemn services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Father Theodore Kochetoff.... The choir was Russian.
      "The bride was attended by Miss Florence Heater and Miss Nona Fuyarchok, the groomsmen being George Kobilkin and Ivan Stalberg. The little church was well filled with friends, which included many of the staff of the Portland public library. Miss Campbell was one of the most popular assistant librarians, having been in the reference room a number of years.
      "Mr. Ilinsky is a veteran of the Russian army. He is in the sign business in Portland.
      "The wedding service of the Russian Orthodox church is carried out with great dignity, and was watched with intense interest by the audience. Bride and bridegroom each carried lighted candles throughout the ceremony.... A small part of the service was given in English. *** The choir sang a number of songs that breathed the romance of that far-away land where [the] songs were born.***
      "At the close [of the ceremony] the couple stepped to the front of the church, kissed pictures of the Savior, [and] listened to the holy words that pronounced them man and wife. *** Friends moved forward with a rush. There were the usual tears and kisses that follow all weddings where the bride is pretty and popular."

      The 1940 census shows Peter N Iliinsky, 41, born in "Siberia," living with his wife Flora C, 37, and two Oregon-born children: "Katherine," 3 and "Nicholai P, 1. Also living in the family home was Peter's brother Nicholai, 45, born in "Siberia," and who, in 1935, had been living in Harbin, China. Peter was employed as a sign painter in the "advertising" industry; Flora was not working at census time, April 1940. 1940 U.S. Census, Sylvan, Multnomah Cnty, OR; ED 26-45, sheet 7B (T627, Roll 3377, stamped p. 502B ).

      According to a note Flora's daughter Katharine wrote in 2000 for her grandson Cory Winterholler: "Flora Ethel Campbell [was] born in 1902 in Sherwood, Oregon. She had an older sister Eva. Flora earned three degrees: English, Library Science and Psychology. She taught at Lewis & Clark College and Good Samaritan School of Nursing; also, she was a reference librarian at the Multnomah County Library, and at the OHSU Medical School. She was an avid gardener, along with her husband Peter Nicholai Iliinsky, whom she married in 1931."

      Records at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum, 0319 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR, indicate that Flora's remains were cremated at the Abbey on 29 May 1970, and were later released to the Little Chapel of the Chimes for disposition. As of 2010 Flora's ashes were in the possession of her son Nick Iliinsky.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend.

    2. [S301] OR Vital Stats|, State of Oregon, Dep't of Human Resources, Health Division, (Center for Health Statistics, 800 NE Oregon, Portland, OR 97232), Cert. #70-7877.

    3. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com), 43581314.

    4. [S301] OR Vital Stats|, State of Oregon, Dep't of Human Resources, Health Division, (Center for Health Statistics, 800 NE Oregon, Portland, OR 97232), Cert. #39-210.

    5. [S302] Sherwood [OR] News|, Sherwood Valley News (Jan 1911 - Oct 1951), (Sherwood Valley News, Sherwood, Oregon [microfilmed copies available through the Univ. of Oregon Newspaper Project, Reference: OCLC 36312780]), 31 Aug 1939.

    6. [S303] Washington Cnty, OR Marriage Records|, May R. Lepschat & G.S. Balfour, "Washington County Oregon Records, Marriage Records, 1881-1896", (Genealogy Forum of Portland, Portland, OR : 1972), (vol. 2, p. 69).

    7. [S304] Flora Campbell |, Flora & Eva Campbell, "Family Chart" (abt 1960), (Flora and Eva Campbell; copy possessed by William C. Snouffer).

    8. [S300] Oregonian|, The Oregonian, (The Oregonian, 1320 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201), (3 Aug 1931) p.12.