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Effie Macleod

Effie Macleod

Effie (born 1898) was a daughter of Malcolm Macleod and Mary Morrison, 17 Garenin, Carloway. She was employed for a time as a munitions worker in Glasgow, where in 1918 she married Alexander Campbell of 18 Gravir. In August 1918 the newly married couple moved from Glasgow to the Campbell croft at 18 Gravir. Effie and Alexander settled at 18a Gravir and subsequently at 11 Glenside, Gravir. They had seven children.

Obituary  from the Stornoway Gazette:

The Late Mrs Campbell, 11 Glenside

The Gravir Free Church congregation sustained a very great loss by the passing of Mrs Campbell, a highly esteemed member, on the 5th August. She was in her 60th year. A native of Garenin, Carloway, Mrs Campbell, who married in Glasgow in 1918, came to live at Gravir in 1919.

She possessed a remarkable personality, was forceful in action and speech, and sincere in her convictions. She was an example to young and old, and freely gave a helping hand to those in need. "Tigh na Toff" is well known to those who attended the Park communions, all of whom we feel sure appreciated its wonderful hospitality.

The happy atmosphere of this home was clouded in October of last year, with the sudden death of her husband, and a further blow fell only a few weeks before the end when her youngest daughter, who was home on holiday, lost her baby daughter, aged five months.

Mrs Campbell suffered in silence until the last few days, and while she was still able she counseled as to the wonderful assurances of the gospel.

The large attendance at the funeral gave proof of her popularity. The family of five daughters and two sons, who all except the youngest son have their homes on the mainland, were able to be at home for the funeral. During their mother's illness they shared the burden and devotedly nursed her till the end.

We extend to them our deepest sympathy and also to her brother and sisters at home and abroad.

Title: Effie Macleod
Record Type: People
Date of Birth: 1898
Date of Marriage: 25-04-1918
Occupation: Munitions worker
Sex: Female
Bk Reference: CEP 664; CEC 3514
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 3773