Memorable Manitobans: Archibald McTavish Campbell (1852-1942)
Born at Colborne, Ontario on 13 August 1852, uncle of Edith Frances McTavish Rogers, he went to Toronto at the age of 22 and worked as a clerk for the Canada Life Assurance Company. In 1881, the company sent him to Winnipeg as its representative, becoming Manager of the Manitoba Branch in 1895. He retired from business in 1922.
His father was for many years a Chief Factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and during his long residence in the City of Winnipeg he has become thoroughly familiar with the business of Manitoba and the whole Northwest, especially the financial interests and the best methods of investment. In social life he is a refined gentleman of the old school, pleasant and agreeable, and his presence at any social gathering always insures the success of the affair.
He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 6 July 1942 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1942, page 16.
“A. M. Campbell, early insurance figure, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1942, page 7.
“Campbell will gives $150,000 to Foundation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 August 1942, page 11.
We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 June 2022