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Memorable Manitobans: Neil Campbell (1847-1916)

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Neil Campbell
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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. 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 1890 was the first brick residence on the East Kildonan road. He served on the East Kildonan council and was a local school trustee. He died at his home on 14 May 1916 and was buried in Kildonan Cemetery. He is commemorated by Neil Campbell School.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neil Campbell School (845 Golspie Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Neil Campbell dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 May 1916, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2014

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