The Lanark Era gives the following account of the death of James Weir Campbell, from appendicitis, which took place in the Victoria Hospital, Montreal, April 5th, and mention of which was made in the G a z e t t e two weeks ago.
Mr. Campbell entered Victoria Hospital, Montreal, March. 27th. Before going there he had been ill four weeks, and twice in that time his life was despaired of. But he gained strength rapidly, and was doing as well as could be expected until a day or two before his removal. A week ago on Friday last he underwent an operation, which was highly successful and promised the most favorable results, but on Monday of last week he took a change for the worse, requiring a second operation the following day. He suffered intensely after this operation, but remained conscious up to the last few minutes of his life. Characteristic of his business-like turn of mind was his action in settling all his bills with the hospital authorities a few hours before his death. Deceased was a son of the late Arch. Campbell, of Lanark township, and was born forty-one years ago on the farm now occupied by Mr. John Ramsbottom, jr.
Six brothers—John, Andrew, Duncan, David, Archibald and William—and three sisters—Mrs. John McDonald and Mrs. John Somerville, jr., of Lanark township,’and, Mrs. Richard Stead, of Cartwright, Man.—survive him.
His boyhood days. were spent at the school near his home, and his education was finished by a course in the Lanark Village public school. On leaving school he went to work with his brother, William, who was running a hub and spoke factory at Stittsville. After working there for some time he returned here, his father having purchased the lot and erected the shingle and planing mill formerly operated by Mr. Arch Affleck. His brother William had charge of the mill for several years, when it was sold to Mr. Robt. Lawson, from whom it was subsequently purchased by deceased, who eleven years ago sold it to Mr. Arch. Affleck. He then, embarked in the furniture business, and the venture proved successful.
He was keen to do business, prompt to the minute in the fulfilment of all agreements, and a pleasant man to deal with. Nineteen years ago he was married to Miss Lizzie McKerracher, of Bathurst. Three sons, John, Maynard and W Wilbur, and one daughter, Lila, are deprived of the care and guidance of a loving father. Deceased was a great lover of home, and took special pleasure in his family, on which account the bereavement w ill be the more severe to his wife and child
1891 census WIFE
|Birth Year:||abt 1869|
|Residence Place:||Bathurst, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada|
|Relation to Head:||Daughter|
|Father’s Name:||Benjamin McKeracher|
|Father’s Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Mother’s Name:||Margaret T McKeracher|
|Mother’s Birth Place:||Ontario|
James Campbell in the 1891 Census of Canada
|Name:||Jame Campbell[James W.]|
|Birth Year:||abt 1858|
|Residence Place:||Lanark Village, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada|
|Relation to Head:||Head|
|Spouse’s Name:||Elizabeth Campbell|
|Father’s Birth Place:||Scotland|
|Mother’s Birth Place:||Scotland|
|Neighbours:||View others on page|
|Household MembersAgeRelationshipJame Campbell33HeadElizabeth Campbell30WifeJohn Campbell8SonJames Campbell6SonMarion Campbell3DaughterWilmer Campbell1SonDuncan Campbell51Brother|
|Event Date:||13 Apr 1880 • Edit|
|Name:||James Weer Campbell • Edit|
|Birth Year (Estimated):||1858|
|Father’s Name:||Archibald Campbell • Edit|
|Mother’s Name:||Mariane Campbell • Edit|
|Spouse’s Name:||Elizabeth Mckerracher • Edit|
|Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated):||1860|
|Spouse’s Father’s Name:||Donald Mckerracher • Edit|
|Spouse’s Mother’s Name:||Sarah Mckerracher • Edit|
|Marriage Place:||Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada|