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Memorable Manitobans: John Sutherland Campbell (1838-1926)

Farmer, businessman.

Born at Cornwall, Ontario on 18 October 1838, son of Willilam Campbell and Margaret Sutherland, he worked on the family farm until the age of 14 when he bought 50 acres of farmland in Victoria County. He was at the same time involved in the lumber business, running logs into Quebec. In 1873 he came to Winnipeg and, the next year, took up a half section of farm land in the vicinity of Silver Plains, west of the city. He resided in Winnipeg, where he had a business on Post Office Street (now Lombard Street), until 1881 when he moved to his farm. He was married to Janet Ure. They had no children. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Morris from 1887 to 1892, and was a member of the local school board. He died at his Winnipeg home, 514 Spence Street, on 3 May 1926.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“John S. Campbell, pioneer resident of Manitoba, dies”, Manitoba Free Press, 4 May 1926, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2010

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