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Archibald Campbell
Birth: Mar., 1843
Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Death: 1926
San Diego County
California, USA

"Among the important industries which have contributed to the wealth and
growth of California is that of stock-raising and prominent as a representa-
tive thereof stands Archibald Campbell. He has now retired from that field
of labor but for many years was a pioneer in sheep and cattle raising in south-
ern California and is still the owner of extensive holdings in cattle land in
this part of the state. He met all of the varied experiences, the hardships
and privations incident to conducting business at an early day, but determina-
tion, energy and industry triumphed over the difficulties until gratifying pros-
perity was his. His name indicates his nativity. He was born in Perthshire,
Scotland, in 1843, and remained a resident of the land of hills and heather,
of crag and glen, until 1869, when at the age of twenty-six years he sailed for
the new world, making his way to San Francisco by the water route. For
many years thereafter he engaged in herding sheep in this state, traveling all
over California with his flocks, there being hardly a county in the state that
he has not visited. He has therefore witnessed the notable growth and de-
velopment of California and is familiar with many events which are to others
simply matters of history. At length he settled in the Campo district of San
Diego county in 1875 and, purchasing land, engaged in raising sheep until
1886. In that year he turned his attention to cattle raising, having a herd of
fifteen hundred head. For nineteen years thereafter he continued in the cat-
tle-raising business but in 1905 sold out to the Campo Cattle Company and
came to San Diego, where he has since made his home. During his sheep-
herding days he had many fights with the Indians who tried to steal his stock,
and various encounters and experiences have made his life rich with interest-
ing reminiscences of a period that marked the steady development and progress
of the state. He is one of the large land owners of the county, possessing over
four thousand acres of as fine cattle land as can be found in southern Cali-
fornia. From this he derives a substantial annual income that places him
among the capitalists of his adopted city.

In 1889 Mr. Campbell was married to Mrs. Louisa Chilwell, a daughter
of Henry Hunt and the widow of William Chilwell, and they are most attrac-
tively and pleasantly located in this city. Mrs. Campbell has by her first mar-
riage three children : Archibald, of California ; and Florrie and Nell, who are
living at home.

Mr. Campbell has never had occasion to regret his determination when a
young man to try his fortune in the new world. He here found the oppor-
tunities which he sought, adapted himself to the conditions of what was then
a wild western country and while for years riding over the broad areas that
afforded pasturage, he was laying the foundation for his present prosperity.
He has lived to see remarkable changes in the state and at all times has given
his influence and aid on the side of progress and improvement."

FROM "San Diego county, California; a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement (1913)"
BY Samuel T. Black
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  Louisa Hunt Clark Chilwell Campbell (1855 - 1929)


1843 - 1926


Campbell-Chilwell-Mount Laguna Cemetery
Mount Laguna
San Diego County
California, USA
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Record added: Feb 08, 2011
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