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Hon. Archibald Campbell

Hon. Archibald Campbell[1, 2, 3]

Male 1845 - 1913  (67 years)

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  • Photos
    Archibald Campbell
    Archibald Campbell
    Archibald Campbell
    Archibald Campbell
    CAMPBELL, The Hon. Archibald
    CAMPBELL, The Hon. Archibald
    Archibald Campbell & Family
    Archibald Campbell & Family
    Campbell Family
    Campbell Family
    Mr & Mrs. Archibald Campbell and family: Archibald, Maude, Helen & Mabel.
    Campbell Flour Mill Tower - Close-up.
    Campbell Flour Mill Tower - Close-up.
    Notes from The Iron Age (Chilton), Volume 98 Sept. 14, 1916, p. 595, "The water tank of the Campbell Flour Mills Company, Ltd, Toronto, Ont., takes the form of a gigantic bag of flour built entirely of steel but shaped and painted to look like a filled bag. The tank holds 40,000 gal. of water and stands 152 ft. above the foundations on a structural steel framework which brings the tank in a conspicuous position, rendering it peculiarly effective for advertising purposes. The bag itself is 37 ft. deep and 18 ft. wide and the total weight supported is over 200 tons. The tank was provided for a sprinkler system and was designed and built by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, Bridgeburg, Ont."
    Campbell Flour Mill
    Campbell Flour Mill

    Documents
    1911 Canadian Census - Archibald Campbell household
    1911 Canadian Census - Archibald Campbell household
    South York, Ontario, Canada
    Arch. Campbell Canadian Parliament
    Arch. Campbell Canadian Parliament
    Campbell Flour Mills - Financial Information
    Campbell Flour Mills - Financial Information
    Poor's Manual of Industrials: Manufacturing, Mining, and Miscellaneous Companies
    From Volume 4 of Poor's Manual of Industrials: Manufacturing, Mining and Miscellaneous Companies, Poor's Railroad Manual Company, 1913
    Map of Campbell Flour Mills
    Map of Campbell Flour Mills
    The Campbell Flour Mills Co.Ltd. c.1920 City of Toronto Archives

    West Toronto was the early location of elevators for flour milling, first, in 1893 under the name of Queen City Mills, later re-named Campbell Flour Mills Co.Ltd. and in later years, Maple Leaf Milling.
    Campbell - Turner Marriage Certificate
    Campbell - Turner Marriage Certificate
    Helen Ethel Campbell 'Nellie' - birth record
    Helen Ethel Campbell "Nellie" - birth record
    3 Jul 1874
    George Samuel Deeks m. Helen Ethel Campbell
    George Samuel Deeks m. Helen Ethel Campbell
    York, Ontario, Canada,
    James Emberly Wallbridge m. Mabel Louise Campbell
    James Emberly Wallbridge m. Mabel Louise Campbell
    Douglas A. Campbell (Sr.) - Birth record
    Douglas A. Campbell (Sr.) - Birth record
    Norman Howard Campbell m. Mary Victoria Turner
    Norman Howard Campbell m. Mary Victoria Turner
    Marriage affidavit.

    Headstones
    Archibald Campbell headstone
    Archibald Campbell headstone

    Histories
    History of Bloor/ Dufferin Ontario
    History of Bloor/ Dufferin Ontario
    Reference to Campbell Flour Mills.

  • Name Archibald Campbell  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 27 Apr 1845  Ridgetown (Or Nearby), Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 27 Apr 1845  Ridgetown, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Elected Until 1900 
    to a seat in the Canadian Federal House of Commons 
    Appointed 1907  [14
    Canadian Federal Senate 
    Census 1911  South York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the public high schools of Ridgetown 
    Alt. Death 5 Jan 1913  Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Appointed Chairman of Standing Committee on Banking, Commerce, Railways, Canals and Telegraph lines 
    Elected Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to the Kent County Council 
    Lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    333 Annete Street 
    Member Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ontario Club 
    Member West Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Victoria Presbyterian Church 
    Occupation Director, Canadian Millers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company 
    Occupation Director, Sovereign Bank of Canada 
    Occupation Owner, Campbell Flour Mills Co. West Toronto 
    Occupation President of Equity Fire Insurance Company 
    Occupation President of the Central Railway of Canada 
    Occupation President, Toronto Junction Choral Society 
    FamilySearch 948V-J7R 
    Died 5 Jan 1913  At Home, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Middlesex, London, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Person ID I170  Main
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2017 

    Father Niel Campbell,   b. Dec 1808, South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1880, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Flora Johnson,   b. 1818, Utica (Oneida County), NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1853, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1835  USA, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mirrette Eunice Burk,   b. 27 Aug 1845, Canda West, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1924, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1871  Winchester, Clark, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Notes 
    Married:
    • From 1912 Canadian Parlimentary Guide:

      "CAMPBELL, HON. ARCHIBALD  B.  in Tp. of Howard Co. of Kent, Ontario; April 27, 1845.  S. of the late Neil Campbell and Flora Johnston, his wife, who came from Argyllshire, Scotland.  Ed. at Pub. and High Sch. of Kent.  M. Feb 8, 1871, Mirrette Burk of Coloma CA, at Winchester, KY." [20]
    Children 
    +1. Flora Maude Campbell,   b. 14 Jan 1872, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1969, St. Catharines, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +2. Helen Ethel Campbell, "Nellie",   b. 3 Jul 1874, Howard Township, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1945, York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Mabel Louise Campbell,   b. 28 Jan 1878, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1969  (Age 91 years)
    +4. Archibald Weir Campbell,   b. 6 Mar 1881, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1943  (Age 62 years)
    +5. Douglas Argyle Campbell, Sr.,   b. 21 May 1883, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1950  (Age 67 years)
    +6. Norman Howard Campbell,   b. 16 Sep 1886,   d. 24 Jul 1952  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1845 - Ridgetown (Or Nearby), Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1871 - Winchester, Clark, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - South York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - the public high schools of Ridgetown - - Kent County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected - to the Kent County Council - - Kent County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - 333 Annete Street - - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMember - Ontario Club - - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMember - Victoria Presbyterian Church - - West Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1913 - At Home, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Middlesex, London, ON Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Notes from Ted Lollis:

      Born April 27, 1846, educated in public and high schools of Ridgetown [Kent County, Ontario]; at a comparatively early age moved to Chatham, where he commenced a milling business.

      Came to West Toronto in 1892 and founded extensive concern now known as the Campbell Flour Mills Co., Ltd. 

      While in Chatham sat in the Kent County Council, and was elected to the Kent seat in [Canadian Federal] House of Commons, which constituency he represented with distinction until 1900, when he contested the West York Federal seat against the late Hon. N. C. Wallace, but was defeated. On the death of Wallace the following year, he was returned for the seat. From 1904 to November 1907 he represented Centre York.  Called to the [Canadian Federal] Senate in 1907 by His Excellency Earl Grey.  Served as Chairman of Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce and Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines.

      Resided at 333 Annette Street in Toronto and was active and respected member of the Victoria Presbyt[erian] Church in West Toronto, as well as being a member of the Ontario Club in Toronto.

      Accumulated a considerable fortune and during last fifteen years actively associated with many important industral and financial enterprises.  Promoted the Beet Sugar Company in 1901; was President of the Central Railway of Canada (which position he resigned about a year ago); was for some years President of Equity Fire Insurance Company (which office he also relinquished some time ago), and held a directorate in the Canadian Millers' Mutual Fire Inurance Company.  He was a director of the ill fated Sovereign Bank of Canada and took an interest in music, being president of the Toronto Junction Choral Society.

      He married Mirrette, daughter of the late Erastus Burk, of Coloma, Cal., in 1871.

      Jan. 7, 1913 (from Chatham Daily Planet, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario) ...One of the Old Guard of Ontario Liberals who stood by the side of Laurier when the Conservatives seemed invincible. A Liberal by conviction and carried his political philosophy into his business life.   When the big millers of Canada were united almost to a man against reciprocity because they feared the removal of duty upon grain and the reduction of the duty on flour and the by products of the mills, Campbell, with the sturdy independence of his Scottish ancestors, declared that he had no fear of being overborne in competition with the millers of the United States, and would be content to carry on his business under the conditions that would best advance the prosperity of the Canadian farmer.
       
      Jan. 10, 1913 (from Chatham Daily Planet, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario obituary excerpt): The private service took place at 12 o'clock, Jan. 8, 1913, at the home of his son in law, G[eorge] S[amuel] Deeks, 77 Admiral Rd., and was conducted by Rev. D.T.L. McKerroll, assisted by Rev. David Lang.  Casket was then conveyed to Victoria Church, which was filled with old friends and acquaintances, men prominent in the public life of Canada, also employees of Mr. Campbell.  Simple and most impressive service in charge of Rev. McKerroll, Rev. Lang, and Rev. Robert Fowlie.  Casket embedded in a profusion of flowers.  One hundred and fifty employees looked upon the remains before the cortege left for the cemetery.  Pallbearers were:  Senator Gibson, Bowmanville; Senator Robert Beith, Bowmanville;  R.L. McCormack; R.C. Jennings; T.M. Campbell; Dr. J.T. Gilmour; Dr. G.W. Clendenan (did inquest on death of [Archie's brother] James W[ier] Campbell [1849-1895] at Flour Mill), and N.H. Stevens, Chatham.  A.W. Miles had charge of the funeral arrangements.

      Obituary  for Senator Archibald CAMPBELL [1845-1913] from Chatham Daily Planet, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario:  Jan. 6, 1913:

      SENATOR CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME IN TORONTO

      Hon. Archibald Campbell, after an illness of three weeks and following surgery at Wellesley Hosp. Dec. 31, 1912.  Senator, came from Ottawa "about 3 weeks ago" in ill health to home of daughter Mrs. George B. [sic] Deeks.  Operation successfully performed by Drs. Fred Starr, Alex. McPhedran, and A. R. Gordon.  [Dr. Gordon was listed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Interment Register as attending physician.]  Senator showed signs of recovery during four days following, but Jan. 5th, at noon, suffered relapse and expired at 3:15 p.m. of heart failure.

      Survived by wife, three sons, and three daughters:  Archibald W[ier]; Douglas A[rgyle]; and Norman H[oward] all connected with the milling concern (Campbell Flour Mills Company, Limited, West Toronto) their father founded; Mrs. (Maud) Spencer Stone of Chatham; Mrs. [Mabel] James E[mberley] Wallbridge of Edmonton, Alta.; and Mrs. [Nellie] George S[amuel] Deeks, of 77 Admiral Road, Toronto.

      Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Rev. D.T.L. McKerroll, pastor of Victoria Presbyterian Church, West Toronto (Senator a member) conducting service.  Another service may also be held in Bloor Street Presbyterian Church.

      Notes From p 162 of The Canadian Parliament, Biographical Sketches and Photo-Engravures of the Senators and Members of The House of Commons of Canada :

      "(photo) ARCH. CAMPBELL. (York C.) Archibald Campbell was born in the Township of Howard, County of Kent, Ontario, on April 27,1845. His parents came fromArgyleshire, Scotland. He was educated at the Public and High Schools of Kent. He was long engaged in Milling at Chatham. He was married on February 8, 1871, to Miss Mirette Bark, of Coloma, Cal. He was for several years member of the Council of Chatham which he represented in the County Council. He was chairman of the Finance Committee in the Town and the County.- He was first elected to the House of Commons at the general elections of 1887 ; he was unseated but re elected in May 1888 and again at the general elections of 1891 and 1896. He was an unsuccessful candidate in West York at the general elections of 1900, but he was elected in 1901, upon the death of Hon. N. C. Wallace. He was elected in 1 904 for Centre York. At the session of 1905, he was elected Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Commerce. He is the Permanent Chairman of the Liberal Sessional Caucuses. He is a Liberal. Toronto Junction." [21]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S649] Canadian County Atlas Project, http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/showrecord.php?PersonID=95875 (Reliability: 3).
      Full record for Campbell, Archibald
      Last Name Campbell
      First Name Archibald
      Nativity Ontario Co., Canada
      Business Proprietor, Chatham Marble Works (since 1879)
      Town Chatham
      Township Chatham
      County Kent
      Source Date b. 1845
      Atlas Date 1881

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

    4. [S678] 1891 Canadian Census, Kent County, Hewitt, Kris (compiler), (database online), Year 1891, Location: Chatham Town, Film T-6346 Division #5, pg 21, Entry 13, Family 104, Age 45, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Disciple. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com).

    6. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.).

    7. [S859] Marriages in Ontario, 1800 - 1924, yramcrandall@yahoo.ca, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/informat.htm), http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thirtn04.htm (Reliability: 0).
      020709-04, (York), George Samuel DEEKS, 45, Railroad Contractor, Morrisburg - Dundas Co, St Paul Minnesota, s/o George DEEKS & Melinda REID, married Helen Ethel CAMPBELL, 30, Morpeth, Toronto Jct, d/o Archibald CAMPBELL & Miretta BURK, Wtn W. E. DEEKS of New York & F. Maud STONE of Chatham, 23 Nov 1904 at Toronto Jct.
      <http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thirtn04.htm>

    8. [S1187] 1881 Atlas of Ontario, http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/showrecord.php?PersonID=95879 (Reliability: 0).
      Last Name Campbell First Name A. Nativity Howard Tp., Kent Co., Canada Business Merchant miller; Ex-Deputy Reeve Town Chatham Township Chatham County Kent Source Date b. 1845 Atlas Date 1881

    9. [S792] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Campbell_(Canadian_politician) (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1544] Canadian Parliament Biographical Sketches, (Copy may be freely downloaded: http://ia311510.us.archive.org/1/items/canadianparliame00montuoft/canadianparliame00montuoft.pdf), p. 162 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [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.19 "Apr 27, 1845" (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1284] 1911 Canadian Census, "Apr 1945" (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 15 Jul 2017), entry for Archibald Campbell, person ID 948V-J7R. (Reliability: 3).

    14. [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.19 "became a senator Nov. 22, 1907" (Reliability: 0).

    15. [S795] Chatham Daily Planet, Obit. - 6 Jan 1913 (Reliability: 0).

    16. [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.19 "Jan 15, 1913" (Reliability: 0).

    17. [S967] OCFA - Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, (Copyright (C), 2000 Ron Demaray. http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/about.html), CAMPBELL Archibald Mt Pleasant, London (available microfiche only) Middlesex London MX-144-CS (Reliability: 0).

    18. [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.19 "m. Feb 8, 1871 in Kentucky" (Reliability: 0).

    19. [S1293] Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1912 Guide (Reliability: 0).

    20. [S1293] Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1912 - transcribed entry by Judi Wallbridge McCrae (Reliability: 0).

    21. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881).