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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
A. M. Campbell

The commercial interests of Lacombe find a worthy representative in A. M. Campbell, who has been active in mercantile circles for many years. He was horn in Oxford district, Ontario, a son of John and Jennie (Monroe) Campbell, early settlers of Ontario. The father is farming there and is a highly esteemed and respected citizen of the community in which he lives.

In the acquirement of his education A. M. Campbell attended the public schools of his birthplace and subsequently enrolled in the Huntington Collegiate Institute. After putting his textbooks aside he entered the business world as a clerk in a store and in 1902 he came west and located in Lacombe. He purchased a small store here and each year has witnessed a marked advance in his career, until today he is readily conceded to be one of the representative merchants in Lacombe and the district. In 1906 his store burned but he immediately rebuilt and now has a two-story brick building, ninety by one hundred and twenty-five feet. It is up-to-date in every way and Mr. Campbell carries a high grade quality of goods, which he sells at reasonable prices. For the past twenty-one years he has devoted his entire time and attention to the conduct of the business and he is enjoying an extensive and ever increasing patronage.

In 1906 was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Campbell to Miss Laura D. Joslin, a native of Chicago. She removed to Woodstock, Ontario, with her parents in early life and there received her education. To Mr. and Mrs. Campbell three children have been born: Jean, St. Lawrence and Kathleene. The children are students in the local schools, the youngest being in the eighth grade of the grammar school.

In his political views Mr. Campbell is a Liberal and he has always been active in party affairs. He was a member of the city council for two years, was on the school board fourteen years, and for ten years out of the fourteen he was president of the board. He has also been president of the Board of Trade. his religious faith is manifest in his membership in the Presbyterian church and fraternally he is a thirty-second degree Mason, a past master, and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, and he is past Noble Grand in the Independent Order of Old Fellows. Both as a citizen and business man Mr. Campbell is held in favorable regard in his community, his upright principles and honorable methods winning him the approval and commendation of all who have transactions with him.


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