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WITHOUT LAW,ORDER OR SECURITY FOR LIFE OR PROPERTY
By Howard K Campbell
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Family History of Howard Campbell

In 1873 a report was made to the Dominion Government describing the west as being "without law,order,or security for life or property".As a result the North West Mounted Police was formed.In the year 1874 a force left Dufferin on the Red River travelling west looking for suitable locations for detachments.All Canada west of the Great Lakes was opened up by traders and settlers under the wing of the mounted police.Under this influence peace and security were the rule.Settlers moved into the Hill Spring District.In 1880 the Cochrane Ranch was founded by Senator Mathew Mullins.It was a going concern when the mormon pioneers under President Charles Ora Card founded Cardston in 1887.My grandfather William Warren Campbell started to court my grandmother Phoebe Alice Tolman and they were married in the spring of April 1900.They decided to take the sheep camp wagon to Cardston.In 1906 the mormon church purchased the Cochrane Ranch.In 1908 President Wood started dividing this land for settlement.Seymour Smith was hired to survey the land and locate two townsites.One where Hill Spring now stands.A few people took the land in 1908 namely Drapers(built the first home in the district),Bill Wynder and William Tolman.In 1909 a few more families came,Alex Leishman and William Warren Campbell.Carl Tanner built the first home in the townsite in 1909-10.In June of 1910 President Wood came to Hillspring from Cardston.The people came from near and far.Among those present were F.P. Fisher family,Thomas Davies family,Carl Tanner family,Sid Tanner family,Allred family,Garner family,Alex Leishman family,W.C. Smith family,Hendrickson family,Richardson family,William Warren family and the Albert Tolman family.My father Earl Warren Campbell was born June 02 1910 in a one room house which his father later turned into a granery.He was the first baby boy to be born in Hillspring Alberta.On the 12th of June 1910 the ward was organized.The first school house was built in 1911.In 1914 the telepnone was brought into the district.The sports were sponsored by the Mormon Church.Scout trips to Waterton Lakes.Badger holes his horse use to step in.His mother Phoebe Alice Tolman(Campbell) graduated from nursing school in 1917.Baseball and Track champions in 1930.Held the M.M. team cup in the Mormon Church till 1937.HillSpring was such a pretty place.He left Hill Spring in the fall of 1942.He was in the army services in World War 2.Trained boxer.Came to Vancouver British Columbia.Married my mother Eileen Mary Crandell(Campbell).Had five children(three boys and two girls).Began selling real estate in 1946.Opened his first office in 1949.Sold the buisness in 1956.Passed away in the spring of 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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