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Memorable Manitobans: William John Campbell (1895-1949)

Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1946-1949).

Born in Ontario on 15 May 1895, son of Duncan and Effie Campbell, his family moved to Manitoba and farmed three miles north of Teulon. He served as a councillor and Reeve (1942-1945) of the Rural Municipality of Rockwood and a member of the Teulon School Board. On 19 November 1919, he married Isabel Anderson Fraser (1893-1978) and they had four children: Fraser Campbell, Marion Campbell (wife of B. Stewart), Annabella Campbell (wife of John Bueckert), and Helen Campbell (1921-2017, wife of Herbert Lawrence Skogan). Elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1945 provincial general election, he served a single term, dying on 29 September 1949 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was buried in the Windsor Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

“Car mishap victim, Rockwood MLA dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 September 1949, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 30 September 1949, page 32.

Obituary [Isabel Campbell], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1978, page 46.

Obituary [Herb Skogan], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 2001.

Obituary [Helen Skogan], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 April 2017.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 March 2021

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