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Memorable Manitobans: Donald D. Campbell (1850-1934)

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Donald D. Campbell
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Grain and cattle dealer, agent.

Born at Nassegawaya, Ontario on 12 February 1850, youngest son of Archibald and Ann Campbell, he came to Manitoba in 1878. He became one of the first to take up land in the vicinity of Manitou, farming there until 1890 when he moved into Manitou and worked in association with Robert Ironside as a cattle buyer. He travelled extensively throughout the prairie provinces until 1906 when he moved to Winnipeg with his family to take a position as a shippers agent with the federal government. He resigned from the job in 1913 and worked in the same work on his own account until retirement in 1931.

On 16 April 1879, he married Christina McGregor (1858-1941) in one of the first marriages of a white couple in the vicinity of Morden. They had five children: Jessie Ann Campbell (1880-?, wife of Hugh F. Mustard), Margaret Elizabeth Campbell (1881-?), John McGregor Campbell (1883-?), Archibald Campbell (1885-?), and Robert Ironside Campbell (1898-?). He was a Liberal candidate for the Manitou constituency in the 1903 provincial general election.

He died at Winnipeg on 4 March 1934. At the time of his death, he lived at 403 Wardlaw Avenue.


1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Representative Men of Manitoba, The Tribune Publishing Company, Winnipeg, 1902.

“Donald Campbell, Manitou district old-timer, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1934, page 3.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. D. D. Campbell, Manitoba resident since 1877, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1941, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2018

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