Campbell, Roderick (junior) (1869-1919)

Roderick Campbell (junior) was a harness, saddlery and trunk dealer. He lived at 2015 Haro Street from 1906 to 1919.

Roderick Campbell (junior) was born on April 12, 1869 in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. His father was Roderick Campbell, senior (1841-1933). His mother was Christina Campbell (1845-1936). (More information on the Campbell family appears on the page for Roderick Campbell, senior.)

Roderick junior was in business with Jonathan Storey. The Storey & Campbell firm initially sold harnesses, saddles and trunks; it later dealt in Studebaker commercial trucks. It also distributed dry goods and small appliances.

On August 4, 1896, in Vancouver, Roderick junior married Annie Storey, who was the sister of Jonathan Storey. She was born in Collingwood, Ontario (although one source says England) on June 28, 1872. Her father was James Storey. Her mother was Mary Burton.

Roderick junior died in Vancouver after going to the hospital for what was expected to be a tooth extraction. He developed problems relating to his heart, and he died suddenly. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Annie tried to sort out the Storey & Campbell business with her brother, Jonathan. She ended up suing Jonathan to get him to sell some property so that he could buy out the interest in the business that she had inherited from Roderick junior. Although the case may have gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, the final result is not available.

Annie died in Vancouver on November 14, 1947.

Roderick junior and Annie did not have any children.

 

Sources

Storey & Campbell Warehouse: 1911; 518 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C.; https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobkh/377224350. Includes description of warehouse and history of business.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXY-2WC : accessed 29 May 2016), Roderick Campbell in household of Roderick Campbell, Mariposa, Victoria South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 38; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13242, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,878.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-VVW : accessed 29 May 2016), Roderick Campbell and Annie Storey, 04 Aug 1896; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

Rod Campbell and Annie Storey, wedding description, Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, August 5, 1896, page 8: “The Rev. E.D. McLaren yesterday morning united in marriage Mr. Rod Campbell, boot and shoe merchant of this City, and Miss Annie Storey, daughter of the late Mr. James Storey of Collingwood, Ont., Miss Ada Black made a pretty bridesmaid and Mr. Harry McIntire ably supported the groom The happy coule left for San Francisco via Victoria yesterday afternoon and were supplied with the requisite rice by their many friends.”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ca to Cam; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votec.htm: Campbell, Roderick, Jr, 817 Hamilton St, Salesman, Van

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-YGX : accessed 30 May 2016), Roderick Campbell, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-YGF : accessed 30 May 2016), Annie Campbell in household of Roderick Campbell, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKF4 : accessed 30 May 2016), Roderick J Campbell, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKFH : accessed 30 May 2016), Annie Campbell in entry for Roderick J Campbell, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-Z4K : accessed 29 May 2016), Roderick Campbell, 1919.

Rod Campbell Jr. Dies Suddenly; Had Been in Hospital for Several Days following an Operation,” Vancouver Province, November 22, 1919, page 1:

“Death came unexpectedly to Mr. Rod. Campbell Jr., this morning after an illness of a few days. The news of the sad event has spread a gloom in the hearts of many people, for there were few men in Vancouver who were better known or more popular than was the deceased.

Mr. Campbell went to the hospital on Tuesday expecting to get out again on Wednesday. An operation on the root of a tooth, however, was more serious than expected. Yesterday his condition became alarming and early this morning he died.

The late Mr. Campbell was born in 1869 in Victoria County, Ont., and came to Vancouver thirty-one years ago with his parents, who are still residents of the city. Mr. Campbell senior entered the retail shoe business and his son was associated with him. Later Rod Campbell jr. went into business with his brother, Kenneth, and then some fifteen years ago became a partner in the firm of Storey & Campbell, with which concern he was actively associated at the time of his death.

He was a good citizen and a very popular man in business and in his social circle. In his younger days he was a prominent figure in amateur athletics, playing lacrosse on the first Vancouver teams. In later years he was a devotee to golf. He was a member of the Terminal City Club, where his death caused the keenest regret.

Mr. Campbell’s death will leave a gap in the business world of this city. Her personal friends are numbered in hundreds, and acquaintances in thousands. He leaves a wife but no children. The funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced.”

Roderick Campbell, Jr., death notice, Vancouver sun, November 24, 1919, page 12: :Campbell, Nov. 23, 1919, at St. Paul’s Hospital, Roderick Campbell, Jr., 2015 Haro street, in his 51st year. Funeral service from Center & Hanna chapel this afternoon at 2:45. Capt. Rev. E.D. McLaren and Dr. J.S. Henderson officiating. Interment in the family plot, I.O.O.F. cemetery.”

“Rod Campbell Jr. is Laid at Rest this Afternoon,” Vancouver Province, November 24, 1919, page 21.

“Mrs. Rod Campbell Sues Her Brother; Disposal of Interest in Wholesale Leather firm is Sought, Vancouver Province, March 9, 1923, page 21:

“Litigation involving the sale of shares in Story & Campbell Limited came to trial in Supreme Court this morning before Mr. Justice Morrison.

Mrs. Annie Campbell, 1001 Georgia street west, widow of the late Mr. Rod Campbell, is asking the assistance of the court in an attempt to compel her brother, Jonathan Storey, the defendant, to sell property, which they own jointly, and with the proceeds to purchase her interest in the firm of Storey & Campbell Limited. Mrs. Campbell estimates her interest at $159,200.

Following the death of her husband, November 22, 1919, Mrs. Campbell stated today she discussed with her brother the proposal that he should acquire her interest in the business. The agreement was verbal, she said, and was made during the course a trip in her automobile in July, 1920. . . .”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPY-KQ3 : accessed 29 May 2016), Anne Campbell, 1947.