Campbell, Duncan Robert (1875-1952)

Duncan Robert Campbell was an assistant general manager and general superintendent of Canadian Northern Railways.

From 1917 to 1919, he lived at 1958 Barclay Street.

 

Family Background

Duncan Robert Campbell was born in Kirkfield, Ontario on April 9, 1875.

 

Who's Who and Why, 1917-1918; Vancouver, International Press, 1914, page 892; https://books.google.com/books?id=FBIzAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA892#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Who’s Who and Why, 1917-1918; Vancouver, International Press, 1914, page 892; https://books.google.com/books?id=FBIzAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA892#v=onepage&q&f=false.

 

It appears that he did not marry.

 

To Vancouver

He arrived in Vancouver about 1916. At first he stayed at the Vancouver Hotel.

From 1917 to 1919, he was at 1958 Barclay Street.

In 1920 and 1921, he lived in Kensington Place apartments at 1386 Nicola Street.

 

 

Later Life

By 1924, he was the superintendent of construction for the CNR. He was living in the Osborne River Apartments at 450 River Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He retired in 1932.

He died in Winnipeg on January 28, 1952.

 

Winnipeg Evening Tribune, January 29, 1952, page 25, column 8.

 

 

Sources

San Francisco Chronicle, 14 February 1913, page 6, : “P C Andrews auditor of construction and Duncan R Campbell superintendent of construction for the Canadian Northern Railroad are at the Palace from Winnipeg. They are spending two weeks vacation here.”

Prince George Citizen – November 20, 1924 – Page 3, http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1924-11-20-03 “Proposed Lines to Peace River Being Examined: C. N. R. Engineers Now Examining Route Via Brule Lake to Grande Prairie: Last Week Party Made Examination of P. G. E. Line as Far as Quesnel. . . . The Canadian National party consisted of A. E. Warren, general manager of western lines; J. R. Cameron, assistant general manager; D. R. Campbell, of Winnipeg, superintendent of construction; S. C. Gzowski, chief engineer of the C.N.R., and other officials.”

Henderson’s Winnipeg directory. Winnipeg: Henderson Directories, 1924, page 631, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.4.5/573.html

Henderson’s Winnipeg directory. Winnipeg: Henderson Directories, 1924, page 624, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.4.5/566.html

Osborne Street, South from River Avenue, c. 1911, http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/features/winnipegthennow/

Henderson’s Winnipeg directory, 1930, p. 747, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.4.11/649.html

Winnipeg: Henderson Directories, 1931, page 758, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.4.12/626.html

“D.R. Campbell, Rail Pioneer, Dies at 76 Years.” Winnipeg Free Press, January 29, 1952, page 22, column 2. “Duncan Robert Campbell, 76, formerly of the St. Charles hotel and a pioneer railwayman in western Canada, died Monday at the Princess Elizabeth hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Kirkfield, Ont., he came west, in 1896 and joined the Mackenzie and Mann company, then constructing the main line of the Canadian Northern railway west of Winnipeg. After serving for two years as stores clerk at Gladstone, Man., Mr. Campbell was transferred to the construction department. . . . From 1900 to 1915, Mr. Campbell was superintendent of construction at Winnipeg. When the Canadian Northern lines were extended to Vancouver, Mr. Campbell transferred to the operating department and was appointed general superintendent of the British Columbia district. In 1921 he returned to Winnipeg as general superintendent of construction, a position he held until his retirement in 1932.”

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