Obituary of James A. Campbell Died on Thursday February 8, 1923

Well known resident had been ill for three weeks of Pneumonia


The may friends of James A Campbell will learn with regret of his death  early Thursday afternoon following an illness serious but of short duration. Three weeks ago he contracted pneumonia and owing to the weak condition of his heart, was unable to offset the ailment. For some days he had been very ill and suffered a great deal towards the last.

The late Mr Campbell widely known in this city and district where he had made many sincere friends during the twenty-five years that he resided here. He was engaged in the barbering business which he practised successfully for many years.

Druing his lifetime Mr Campbell suffered much throught sickness and inflammatory rheumatism but he was a thoughtful father, warmly devoted to his home and family. He was a Presbyterian in religion and a member of Knox Church.

The late Mr Campbell was born in Hanover in 1853 but moved with his parents, the late Mr & Mrs Duncan Campbell, to Chesley where his boyhood days were spent. In 1887 he was married to Miss Mary McGill and after living for a while in Chesley where he was engaged in the painting and paper hanging business they moved to Port Elgin for a time. A brother kept the family house there for many years.


On account of ill health Mr Campbell was forced to give up his trade and enter an occupation which was less strenous. After barbering for a shorttime at Port Elgin he came to Owen Sound where he carried on an enterprising business for the last twenty five years.


Besides his sorrowing widow he is survivied by three sons, Stanley of Detroit, Reginald and Limeraus of Owen Sound and two daughters Margaret and Vivian also of Owen Sound. A third daughter Agnes predeceased her father about ten months ago. One brother Dan of Hamilton and three sister, Mrs Kilbourne of Armstorng, BC, Mrs (?) of Toronto and Mrs Melinda a twin sister of Oakland, Man.


(Balance illegible I believe stating time and place of funeral and burial)


Funeral notice

 newspaper (fiche) 2 15 1923


James A Campbell

formerly of Chesley, passed away in Owen Sound after a short illness. Born in Hanover 1853, but spent his youth in Chesley where he married mary McGill in 1887. He also barbered in Pt Elgin for a time.