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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald McIntyre Campbell (1851-1935)

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Archibald McIntyre Campbell
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Farmer, MLA (1888-1892), MLA (1892-1895), MLA (1896-1899).

Born near Lancaster, Ontario on 30 July 1851, son of Walter Wellington Campbell, he was educated at public schools there then engaged in business in western Ontario. On 15 October 1873, he married Katherine “Fanny” Foster (?-?), a daughter of Alonzo Foster, of Scotland, Ontario. They had three sons: Charles Foster Campbell (1878-1962), Albert Wellington “Burt” Campbell (1885-?), and Edgar Alexander “Ed” Campbell (1890-1952). He was later married to Lydia Lymburner (?-?).

In 1878, he visited Manitoba, returning in 1880 before moving to the Melita area with his family in 1882. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1888 general election and was re-elected in 1892 and acclaimed in 1896, but was defeated in the 1899 general election. He was a candidate in the 1908 and 1911 federal general elections but was defeated each time by Frederick L. Schaffner.

He died in McHenry County, North Dakota on 3 December 1935 and was buried there.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Biographical profile, Manitoba Free Press, 16 March 1899, page 12.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dr. E. A. Campbell dies at age 61 at Deer Lodge,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 January 1952, page 32.

Death registration [Charles Foster Campbell], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Archibald M. Campbell, FindAGrave.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

We thank Connor Mah for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 March 2020

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