Robert John Campbell

M, #1847, b. 9 September 1859, d. 9 July 1929
Father*Colin Campbell b. 31 Oct 1833, d. 26 Jun 1916
Mother*Sarah Bailey b. 31 Oct 1832, d. 1 Jul 1901
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of William Robert Thomas Boyd
     Robert John Campbell was born on 9 September 1859 at Bentinck, Grey, Ontario, Canada, son of Colin Campbell and Sarah Bailey. Robert John Campbell married Mary McGregor on 5 November 1879 at Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.1,2 Robert John Campbell died on 9 July 1929 at Burpee, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, at age 69.3 He was buried on 11 July 1929 at Gordon Cemetery, Burpee, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.4


Mary McGregor b. 11 Mar 1855, d. 28 Jun 1936
Marriage*Robert John Campbell married Mary McGregor on 5 November 1879 at Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.1,2 
Last Edited23 May 2012


  1. [S51] Marriage Index, online unknown url, Robert John Campbell married Mary McGregor 5 Nov 1879 at Gore Bay registration 34624.
  2. [S56] Unknown author, On-Line Family Tree, Father: Colin CAMPBELL b: 31 Oct 1833 in Caithness, Scotland c: 19 Nov 1833 in Leurary, Halkirk Parish, Caithness, Scotland
    Mother: Sarah BAILEY b: 31 Oct 1832 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Marriage 1 Mary McGREGOR b: 11 Mar 1855 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada •Married: 5 Nov 1879 in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    Ontario Vital Records - Marriages # 001 067 - 1897
    Robert John CAMPBELL, 20, bachelor, born Gray County and Mary McGREGOR, 21, spinster, born Toronto were married 5 November 1879 at Gore Bay. Groom's Parents: Colon and Sarah. Bride's Parents: James and Elisa.Witnesses: Jacob Scott, Burpee Township and Sarah Campbell, Burpee Township. Married by Rev. R. G. James, by License.
  3. [S56] Unknown author, On-Line Family Tree, •Name: Robert John CAMPBELL
    •Given Name: Robert John
    Surname: CAMPBELL
    Sex: M
    Birth: 9 Sep 1859 in Hanover, Bentinck Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada
    Death: 9 Jul 1929 in Burpee Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada of Acute myocardial failure
    Burial: 11 Jul 1929 Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

    Properties for which Campbells paid taxes or were entered on the resident roll of Burpee Township (according to the first minute book for this township ).
    May 1891R. J. Campbell Con. 2 Lot 37

    Obituary, The Recorder, Gore Bay, July 11, 1929
    Dies Suddenly While At His Work
    Word was received in Gore Bay on Tuesday morning of the sudden death of Mr. R. J. Campbell of Burpee township. The deceased who had apparently been in good health died suddenly from heart failure while at his work in a gravel pit.
    Mr. Campbell has been a resident of Manitoulin for many years, and for a time resided in Gore Bay where he was well and favorably known. His very sudden death came as a shock to his many friends and the sympathy of the community is extended to his family.

    Obituary, The Recorder, Gore Bay, July 18, 1929
    Robert John Campbell
    The subject of this sketch was born in Hanover, Ont., on September 9th, 1860, and in that place his early boyhood days were spent. While still in his teens, deceased came to Manitoulin with his father, the late Colin Campbell. A year or so later he was united in marriage with Mary McGregor and to this union was born six sons and four daughters, all of whom were present with their aged mother at the funeral, which was held from their old home in Burpee on Thursday. Deceased was a man of sterling qualities. Quiet, unassuming, shoe home was always open, whose hand was ever ready to help those who needed help. No community can lose a citizen like R. J. Campbell without being rendered immeasurably poorer. The funeral, which was conducted by Rev. J. J. Matthias, was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing neighbors and friends from various points on the Island. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, bearing in their sweet way, in a small measure the high esteem in which the deceased was held by those who knew him.
    To mourn his passing deceased leaves besides his aged widow, six sons and four daughters, three brothers and three sisters, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral. The sons are: Reeve Angus Campbell and Colin James Campbell of Burpee, Isaac Campbell of Sault Ste. Marie, Alexander and Clifford Campbell of Detroit, Mich.; and John Campbell of Powassan. The daughters are: Mrs. William Gibson and Mrs. William Brown, Burpee; Mrs. Samuel Cooper, Powassan and Mrs. Chris. Burns of Capreol. The brothers are: Daniel Campbell, Powassan; Isaac Campbell Sault ste. Marie, and Colin J. Campbell, Burpee; the sisters are: Mrs. Jacob Scott and Mrs. Charles Burns, Burpee and Mrs. William Wright of Mills. The six sons named above were the pall-bearers. Interment was made in Gordon cemetery.

    Ontario Vital Records - Deaths #022 831 - 1929
    CAMPBELL, Robert, male, 9 July 1929 at Burpee. Cause: acute myocardial failure at age 69 years, 10 months, 4 days. Born: Bruce County, Ontario, 9 September 1859. Parents: Colin Campbell, Glasgow, Scotland and Sarah Baillie, Toronto.
  4. [S56] Unknown author, On-Line Family Tree, Gordon Cemetery, Gordon and Allan, Manitoulin Island, #680.
    CAMPBELL / R.J.CAMPBELL / 1859-1929 / HIS WIFE / MARY McGREGOR / 1855-1936 / THEIR SONS / ISAAC 1887-1933 / ALEXANDER / 1898-1934.
  5. [S4] Government of Canada, 1861 Census of Canada,
    Bentinck Grey
    Sarah Campbell farmer born UC married 1852 age 29
    Daniel UC age 8
    Isaac UC age 6
    Colin UC age 4
    Robert J UC age 2.
  6. [S6] Government of Canada, 1871 Census of Canada,
    Brant, Bruce South
    Campbell Colin 36 scotland
    Sarah 36 ontario
    Daniel 17 ontario
    Isaac 15 ontario
    John R 11 ontario
    Sarah 7 ontario
    Isabella 5 ontario
    Christiana 4 ontario
    Barbara 1/12 march ontario
    Evans Richard 70 ireland.
  7. [S8] Government of Canada, 1881 Census of Canada,
    Campbell John 21 Ontario
    Mary 25 Ontario
    Sarah O. 7/12 Ontario.