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Memorable Manitobans: James Campbell (1842-1917)

Educator, clerk.

Born at Perthshire, Scotland on 14 October 1842, he emigrated to Manitoba with his wife and children in 1884, settling first at Minnedosa where he was Principal of the Minnedosa South School, then moving to Winnipeg in 1886, where he worked on the staff of the North West Farmer magazine. He spent ten years as a clerk in the Winnipeg Land Titles Office then became involved in real estate sales. Later he was appointed a Dominion immigration officer. Campbell was an active member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, AOUW, and IOOF. He died at his Winnipeg home on 24 August 1917, survived by five children, including Archibald C. Campbell. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Prominent citizen of Winnipeg dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 August 1917, page 3.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Retired provincial court magistrate dies in city,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1955, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2020

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