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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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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