Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William E. "Bill" Campbell[1]

Male 1860 - 1944  (84 years)


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  • Name William E. "Bill" Campbell 
    Born 1860  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-162051 
    Died 1 Jan 1944  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 4 Jan 1944  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I162051  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Robert Campbell,   b. CALC 17 Apr 1823, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1901, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Easton,   b. CALC 28 Feb 1840, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1922, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F44003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William E. Campbell Well-Known Resident of This Community Passes in His 84th Year

      The death occurred in Galt Hospital on Saturday, January, 1st, of William Campbell, North Dumfries Township, in his 84th year. Mr. Campbell entered the hospital on Wednesday, December 30, where an operation was found necessary. Complications subsequently set in, from the effects of which he failed to recover.

      He was a son of Robert Campbell and Margaret Easton, one of the pioneer families of this section. As a young man, Mr. Campbell engaged in stumping operations. He had two stumping machines and cleared hundreds of farms in this vicinity of the stumps which had been left after the farms had been cleared of bush. Horses were of little use at this task and oxen were exclusively used. These stumps, by the way, were used for fencing purposed and in many cases it is only of recent years that they have been replaced by wire.

      Mr. Campbell was a hearty, healthy man of great determination and he did not hesitate to tackle jobs which would be turned down by men of lesser fibre. For a number of years, he operated the home farm, now owned by Irvine Campbell, 10th concession of Blenheim. Mr. Campbell also engaged in teaming operations for many years and accepted many contracts for gravelling roads and other such tasks.

      "Bill," as he was familiarly known to many friends, far and wide, was noted for his cheerful, ready wit, and he was always ready to take or pass a joke. His jovial disposition and keen mind did not deteriorate with the years and he carried his age lightly.

      He was unmarried and is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Margaret Forbes, Saskatoon, Sask.; Mrs. Mary Gunn, Hespeler; Mrs. Jessie Rutherford, Kitchener; Robert and George, Ayr.

      The Funeral

      There was a large attendance at the funeral held on Tuesday afternoon from Ball's funeral Parlor to the Ayr Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Currie, and the pallbearers were: Hector and Robert Gunn, Hespeler; George Gunn, Woodstock; Irvine Campbell, Roy Campbell, and Robert Campbell.

      Ayr News Jan 6 1944 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S619] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), "Funeral of Robert Campbell," Mar 18 1948 pg 9.

    2. [S619] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), "Obituary of William E. Campbell," Jan 6 1944 pg 1.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Isabella Campbell/ died Sept. 17, 1906/ In Her 34th year/ William E. Campbell/ died Jan. 1, 1944/ aged 83 years/ Robert Campbell/ died Mar. 10, 1948/ aged 75 years. [Left/South] Geo. A. Campbell/ 1878 - 1959/ Hughena Gunn/ wife of/ Geo. Campbell/ 1876 - 1948 [Back/West] Robert Campbell/ died Aug. 17, 1901/ aged 78 Yrs/ Gordon B. Campbell/ died Feb. 4, 1904/ In his 27th year/ Margaret Eaton/ wife of Robt Campbell/ died Oct. 13, 1922 In Her 83rd year/ Campbell

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Robert Campbell Age: 32 Birth Date: abt 1828 Birth Place: Scotland Marriage Date: 24 Feb 1860 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: William Mother: Elisabeth Spouse: Margaret Easton Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1840 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Residence: Blenheim Township Spouse Father: James Spouse Mother: Marg Henderson Residence: Blenheim Township

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1860 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1944 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Jan 1944 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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