Memorable Manitobans: Neil Campbell (1847-1916)
Farmer, municipal official.
Born at East Kildonan on 1847, son of fur trader Neil Campbell (1824-1855) and Ann Munroe (?-1862), he was educated at St. John’s School before returning to work on the family farm.
On 12 June 1872, he married Barbara Fraser Sutherland (1848-?, widow of Hugh Sutherland and daughter of John Fraser and Jane Matheson) and they had eight children: Ann Campbell (wife of Alexander Matheson), Jane Campbell (wife of George O. Taylor), Mary Campbell, Mary Janet Campbell (wife of J. B. Henderson), John Fletcher Campbell, and Arnold Campbell. The home that Campbell built for his family in 1889 was the first brick residence on the East Kildonan Road (now Henderson Highway). He served on the East Kildonan municipal council and was a local school trustee.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Neil Campbell dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 May 1916, page 5.
“Neil Campbell, an old Kildonan settler, dead,” Winnipeg Telegram, 15 May 1916.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 May 2021