Alva Camp Former Astoria Resident Dies

Alva Lewis Camp of Dixon Mounds passed away at the Graham hospital, Canton, Saturday evening, having been a patient since March 3rd. He had been in poor health for the past year. He was employed at the Dixon Mounds State Park.

Mr. Camp, a son of Adam and Nancy Hagan Camp, was born Nov. 18, 1878 in Woodland township. He spent most of his life in and around Astoria. His occupation was farming until the last few years.

On Oct. 5, 1903 he was united in marriage to Anna K. Benton, who preceded him in death Sept. 16, 1946. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Dorothy Curless of Table Grove, Mrs. Winona Rittenhouse of Rushville, and two deceased.

On June 18, 1949 he was married to Helen Abernathy of Table Grove who survives. He is also survived by the two daughters; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Charles Brainard and Mrs. Flora Bainter, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Kenneth Schuman of Fairview, and Orley Camp of Phoenix, Ariz.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Shawgo Memorial Home, conducted by Rev. E. E. Catlin of Ipava. Burial in the Astoria cemetery.

[Laura's note: It's probably "Dickson Mounds", not "Dixon Mounds".]


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 3/12/1952


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