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Archibald Peter Campbell, "Arch"[1]

Male 1846 - 1930  (84 years)


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  • Name Archibald Peter Campbell  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Suffix "Arch" 
    Born 27 Mar 1846  Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID K2MG-CZW 
    FamilySearch URL https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=K2MG-CZW 
    Died 25 Sep 1930  Pasadena, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Monrovia, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I4449  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Peter Campbell,   b. 12 Jan 1819, Cove Farm, South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1915, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Isabel McLarty,   b. 20 Sep 1824, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1917, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1845  Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Rushton,   d. 1930 
    Married 22 Jun 1875  [3
    Children 
     1. George Ross Campbell,   b. 1876,   d. 1879  (Age 3 years)
     2. Martha Lillian Campbell,   b. 1878,   d. 1880  (Age 2 years)
     3. Bella Florence Campbell,   b. 1878,   d. 1880  (Age 2 years)
     4. Clayton Campbell,   b. 1881,   d. 1882  (Age 1 years)
     5. Kenrick Peter Campbell,   b. 2 Feb 1884, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Winnifred Irene Nancy Campbell,   b. 30 May 1885, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Eila Mary Campbell,   b. 21 Jul 1889, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1930  (Age 41 years)
     8. Fanny Johnston Campbell,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 May 2005 
    Family ID F2284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1846 - Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Sep 1930 - Pasadena, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Monrovia, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Notes from "The Family of James Stephens:"

      Archibald Peter was born on March 27, 1846 on the Campbell homestead located on the 12h concession of Howard, Township, Kent County. He attended Slabtown School, one of the earliest in the township, located on Talbot Road. Later, for about a year, he took a course at Woodstock College.

      In a letter written to a friend at Ridgetown about 1907, he described his boyhood days; " I remember well how that in the winters in Ontario it was the custom for families to take turns in visiting around at each other's palces, taking the little tots or half-grown ones with them. in this way we had our good times; and when we grew older we used to go to sleigh partiesto different places. The most of the boys and girls in our circle as I remember the early days were McKinlays, McGregors, Wilsons, Sinclairs, Bells, haggarts, Pattersons, an sometimes Dodges, and of course some others too. I can well remember when I was a little boy that I thought Morpeth must be the greatest place on earth for there we went ot fairs, shows, and there too spent the 24th of May, the Queen's Birthday, if the corn planting was done in time for us to get away to the only holiday anyone ever expected to have during the year."

      About the year 1874 Archibald was married to Sarah Ann Rushton whose partents were among the earliest pioneers of the district. Farming was his occupation until, while still a young man, he became part owner of a flour mill known as the Campbell mill on the Klondike on the 12th concession. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1880, and soon afterward Arch and his wife with their small son Clayton, left for the West.

      They arrived in Manitoba when the prairies were badly flooded, and ahd to leave the train and continue their journey to Portage la Prairie in small boats for several miles. Arch's first job was with the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, travelling for several years before being appointed to work in the main office of the Exchange. He moved his family to Winnipeg in 1898 and lived there until his retirement.

      Arch was held in high regard for his warm friendliness and his gnerous nature. He wa keenly interested in people, often making staunch friends among the very young. One day a little four-year old cmae to the door asking, "Please may Mr. Campbell come out to play?"; and friendship with this young person lasted throughout his lifetime. Strangers who cmae to his door for help were frequenstly brought in fro a friendly chat, so interested was he in understanding their problem that he might help them if possible. He was a remarkable letter writer, endearing himself to his man friends at a distance with his friendly and often lengthy letters.

      Besides the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a life member, Arch's church and his club claimed much of his time and ability. Many of the first meetings of the Church of Christ (Disciples) in Winnipeg were held at the Campbell home before the church was built.

      Because of his great interest in education, he orgainzed the Conora Debating Club and for five years the meetings were usually held in his home. in this enterprise Sarah, his wife, was an equal partner; the children too helped with the social hour which followed the debates. Many women as well as men got their start in public speaking in this club and later became prominent as lawyers, or civic or political leaders.

      In December of 1927, Arch and Sarah moved to Pasadena, California. though both were over 80 years old, they soon felt at home and quickly made new friends. It was only for a few years however, for on My 26, 1930, Sarah passed away. Arch's death came just four months later on September 25. both are buried at Monrovia, California.

      Emily Campbell Price notes:

      "moved to Manitoba 1882; was on Grain Exchange; retired to Pasadena, California in 1927 and died there." [2, 3]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S942] George Stephens, George Stephens, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=jastephens - gstephens513@aol.com), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jastephens&id=I0363 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.26 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S980] 1851 Canadian Census, Archibald, son, born Canda, Baptist, age 6 on next birthday. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1543] Warren Hamilton, Warren Hamilton, (Warren B. Hamilton, 15023 W. 32nd Dr.,Golden CO 80401.), campbellfamily.pdf last modified 31 Oct. 1998 p5. "Arch" (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S942] George Stephens, George Stephens, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=jastephens - gstephens513@aol.com).