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Daniel C. Campbell (1845-1918)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Weekly Star - Friday, June 28, 1918

Dan C. Campbell Passes On, 1918

    After a week's illness from pneumonia, complicated by asthmatic and bronchial complications, Dan C. Campbell, pioneer resident of Whitehorse, passed away at the Whitehorse General hospital at 9 o'clock p. m. Wednesday, three-quarters of an hour after the arrival from Skagway of Rev. Father Rivet, who had been summoned by wire to hasten to the bedside of the dying man to administer the last sacraments of the church, as all hope for his recovery had been given up hours before by Dr. Clarke, the medical attendant. The funeral will take place today at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church and interment will be made in the Whitehorse cemetery.

    At the time of his decease Mr. Campbell was 68 years of age. He was a native of Sydney, Nova Scotia, in which place he is survived by two unmarried sisters. On the, 19th of Sept., 1911, Mr. Campbell lost his wife, to whom he was devotedly attached, and since then, although always cheerful and genial in his intercourse with friends or associates and an active worker at his avocation of shipbuilding, it has been an open secret among his intimates that he was only waiting the summons to rejoin the companion of his earlier years on the shores of the Great Beyond.

    The late Mr. and Mrs. Campbell first came north in 1898 and went in to Atlin, where they remained until they removed to Whitehorse in 1900. There has been no man in the history of Whitehorse more generally loved and respected for his many sterling qualities and his open-handed charity than Dan C. Campbell.

    Peace to his ashes.

The Weekly Star - Friday, July 5, 1918

Funeral of Dan Campbell, 1918

    Funeral services for the late Dan Campbell were held in the Catholic church at 10 o'clock a.m. Friday. There was a large attendance of those who desired to pay the last tributes of respect and esteem to the departed. Rev. Father Rivet conducted the solemn and impressive ceremonies and at the close, in an eloquent address, spoke feelingly of the many good qualities and upright life of the deceased. THe asked for the prayers of the congregation for the departed and also that the same might be extended to the late Mrs. L. B. Davis, funeral services for whom had been held in Seattle the previous Wednesday.

The Weekly Star - Friday, August 23, 1918

    Sealed tenders for the purchase of all the tools, except the mortising machine, belonging to the late D. C. Campbell, will be received by the undersigned, up to and including the 10th day of Sept., 1918.

    The right to reject any or all tenders is reserved.

                                        P. MARTIN.

    Whitehorse, Y. T., Aug, 23, 1918.