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Memorable Manitobans: Edward L. Campbell (1901-1971)


Born at Yonkers, New York on 14 March 1901, he worked as an engineer for the Illinois Division of Highways from 1922 to 1926 then he moved to Guelph, Ontario where he was President and General Manager of Armco Drainage and Metal Products of Canada. He was later sales engineer for the Canada Ingot Iron Company, one of the oldest manufacturers of corrugated metal culverts and road equipment. The firm was founded in 1908 by H. B. Sharman of Birtle and R. W. Gladstone of Winnipeg. By 1934, he was in Winnipeg, serving as Western General Manager of the company. He lived at 989 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg. He and his wife Goldie Brierton Campbell (?-?) returned to Guelph, where he died in 1971. He was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery.


“Diamond Jubilee sketches,“ Winnipeg Free Press 25 July 1934, page 3.

“Men of Winnipeg in Diamond Jubilee Sketches,” Winnipeg Free Press, December 1934. [University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 8]

We thank Bonnie M. Durtnall for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2021

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