James Weir Campbell — Lizzie McKeracher — Lanark

James Weir Campbell — Lizzie McKeracher — Lanark

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.

Stittsville Central– Main Street

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

Name:Lizzie McKeracher[McKerracher]
Marital Status:Single
Birth Year:abt 1869
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Bathurst, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Daughter
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Name:Benjamin McKeracher
Father’s Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Margaret T McKeracher
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Division Number:2

James Campbell in the 1891 Census of Canada

Name:Jame Campbell[James W.]
Marital Status:Married
Birth Year:abt 1858
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Lanark Village, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Head
Religion:Free Church
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
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


vent Type:Marriage
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 Sex:Female
Spouse’s Age:20
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
The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
21 Apr 1893, Fri  •  Page 1

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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