Waterloo Region Generations
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Dr. Archibald B. "Archie" Campbell

Dr. Archibald B. "Archie" Campbell

Male 1860 - 1944  (83 years)

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  • Name Archibald B. "Archie" Campbell 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 24 Aug 1860  Beaverton, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1888  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    policeman 
    Business 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Campbell's Livery and Boarding Stables 
    Campbell,ArchibaldB.-0001-Livery-BusyBerlin1901.jpg
    Campbell,ArchibaldB.-0001-Livery-BusyBerlin1901.jpg
    From: Busy Berlin 1901
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Elected Office 1904  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1904, 1906-08, 1917-18 & deputy reeve 1908
    Name A. B. Campbell 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Veterinarian Surgeon 
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    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1911  27 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-186690 
    Died 27 Jun 1944  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I186689  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Family Margaret "Maggie" Mathison,   b. 6 Jul 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Dec 1888  Hanover, Bentinck Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F184703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1860 - Beaverton, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - policeman - 1888 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1888 - Hanover, Bentinck Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Campbell's Livery and Boarding Stables - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1904 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Veterinarian Surgeon - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 27 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jun 1944 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Growing Sugar-Beets

      For his work, Mr. Williams was banquetted and offered the mayoralty. But he was unable to accept the chair, because he had been appointed manager of the sugar factory. The next duty was to induce growers to plant 5,000 acres of beets. Local farmers played Scotch, agreeing to plant only from one to five acres, or what they could till without hiring outside help.

      To prevent a shortage of beets from occurring, a number of townsmen formed acreage companies. It was even proposed that the town itself buy 200 acres of land near Bridgeport and grow sugar beets. Finally, without committing the municipality, the acreage was signed up. Dr. A. B. Campbell was one of the growers....

      A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937

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      He and his five siblings were orphaned as children. Archibald went to live with his uncle in Bentick Township.

      Father - Archibald Campbell born 1820 on the Isle of Islay, Scotland Died Thorah Township, Ontario 1872
      Mother - Ann Mathieson born 1833 on the Isle of Islay died Thorah Township, Ontario, 1870

      Archibald's parents immigrated to North America in 1854 and settled near Beaverton, Ontario in Thorah Township (now part of Brock Township)

      Pat Harvey email 2019

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      Colorful County Figure
      Dr. A. B. Campbell Passes

      Dr. A. B. Campbell, former County Councillor, former city alderman and a former member of the Toronto Police Force, died at his home in the township on Guelph St. late Tuesday afternoon. A gold medalist of the Ontario Veterinary College, he conducted a veterinary practice over the county for a number of years, retiring from his profession about 25 years ago.

      His death closes a colorful career and was woven into municipal politics, the operation of a livery stable that boasted of its hackney horses brought out from England and that left its record in the annals of the Toronto Police Force of 52 years ago.

      As a veterinarian he built up a considerable reputation for his knowledge of animals and his skill in finding a remedy for their ills. The veteran farmers of the county still recall his services to their herds and horses.

      At his death yesterday he left his pet pony "Barney" that he trained to know the stop lights at city intersections. Doctor Campbell never bothered to drive "Barney". The animal seemed to know where he was supposed to go and he stopped and started with the stop light, without any direction from his master. Dr. Campbell, his pony and the miniature buggy were a familiar sight on city streets until his final illness confined him to his home.

      Born at Beaverton, Aug. 24, 1858, he was educated in public schools of Grey County and followed farming prior to joining the Toronto police force in the late 80's. On the night of Nov. 10, 1892 walking his beat he came upon a group of soldiers and at the request of a woman ordered them to move on.

      Killed an Assailant

      He was badly beaten by the group in the ensuing tussle and forced to use his gun. The bullet killed one of his assailants. He reported at once to headquarters and surrendered his badge to Chief H. J. Grassett. He was acquitted of murder and restored to his position on the force.

      It was while he was a policeman that he pursued his studies in veterinary science, attending classes while off duty. He graduated in 1894 and came to Kitchener, then Berlin.

      Shortly after coming to the city he opened a livery stable on Queen St. N. on a site which is now the post office lawn. Taking an interest in municipal affairs, he was elected to the Town Council in 1904, ending four years service as deputy reeve and a member of County Council. He returned in 1917 as a member of City Council and retired at the end of 1918. The flag at the City Hall was dropped to half staff today in recognition of his years of service.

      In 1888 he married Margaret Mathieson at Hanover, who survives him.

      He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

      The funeral will be held from the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at 3.30 Friday afternoon with interment at Mount Hope cemetery. Rev. Frank Lawson will conduct the services.

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-6 Page 13.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 10.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Arch'd Campbell, 21, res. Toronto, b. Ontario, policeman, s/o Arch'd Campbell & Ann Mathieson married Margaret Mathieson, 26, res. Neustadt, b. Ontario, d/o William Mathieson & Christina Smith, married 26 Dec 1888 Hanover

    4. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.