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Memorable Manitobans: William James Campbell (1849-1914)

Wholesale grocer.

Born at Eglinton, Ontario on 9 March 1849, son of James Campbell and Mary Sower, he came to Manitoba in 1882 with his brother, R. J. Campbell and James Sutherland, and the three of them went into the wholesale grocery business. Sutherland died in 1885 and the business continued under the original name until 1900, when it became known as Campbell Brothers and Wilson. He retired from the business in 1909 but retained his interest in it. He died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage at his Winnipeg home, 58 Middle Gate, on 25 May 1914 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Campbell House (58 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)


“William Campbell dies suddenly,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 May 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 26 May 1914, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 April 2019

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