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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald McTavish Campbell (1852-1942)

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Archibald McTavish Campbell
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Archibald McTavish Campbell
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Born at Colborne, Ontario on 13 August 1852, uncle of Edith McTavish Rogers, he went to Toronto at the age of 22 and worked as a clerk for the Canada Life Assurance Company. In 1881, the company sent him to Winnipeg as its representative, becoming Manager of the Manitoba Branch in 1895. He retired from business in 1922. His father was for many years a Chief Factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and during his long residence in the City of Winnipeg he has become thoroughly familiar with the business of Manitoba and the whole Northwest, especially the financial interests and the best methods of investment. In social life he is a refined gentleman of the old school, pleasant and agreeable, and his presence at any social gathering always insures the success of the affair. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 6 July 1942 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


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Manitoba As I Saw It: 1869 to Date, With Flash-Lights on the First Riel Rebellion

This book contains biographies ofsome prominent Manitobans in the early 20th century. It was written by Dr. John H. O’Donnell, and published by the Musson Book Company at Toronto in 1909. Most of those featured in the book were living at that time, so no information on death dates was provided. Where possible, these have been added to this online version.

Online version 2008, Manitoba Historical Society.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1942, page 16.

“A. M. Campbell, early insurance figure, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1942, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2020

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