Archibald Campbell, merchant, at Lumberton, was born Aug. 1, 1847, in Argyleshire, Scotland. He is a son of
Malcom and Mary (McArthur) Campbell, natives of Scotland, who emigrated to Canada in 1850, and there
passed the remainder of their lives.
Mr. Campbell, Sr., died when Archibald was in early childhood, and he was taken in charge by his uncle, Hugh Campbell, with whom he resided until he had attained the age of 13 years, when he went to live with his brother John. He attended the district schools most of the time until he was 17 years old. He then set himself to carve out his career and went first to Buffalo, where he entered the lake service as sailor. The year following (1865) he came to Michigan and located at Muskegon, where he obtained employ as a lumberman. He followed that occupation until the fall of 1882, when, associated with Fred Ganson, he established his present business which he is prosecuting with satisfactory results.
Mr. Campbell was married at Big Rapids, Mecosta County, May 28, 1874, to Katie, daughter of Philip and Julia (O'Neil) Haslam, both of whom were natives of Ireland. She was born in Hudson, Mich., May 28, 1853. Her mother is deceased and her father resides in Mecosta County. Mr. Campbell is a member of the Masonic Order.