Born in Log Cabin Where Osgoode Hall Now Stands, last days on the 107 years ago, in People of the Junction


Toronto Star headline, Feb 23 1914. OLD WEST TORONTO RESIDENT IS DEAD
Mrs. Johanne Campbell Was Born in Log Cabin Where Osgoode Hall Now Stands
West Toronto, Feb. 23. – Mrs. Johanne Campbell, one of Toronto’s oldest residents, died at 4 o’clock this morning at the residence of her son-in-law, the Rev. B. B.  Weatherall, St. John’s road, at the age of 75 years. Last night Mrs. Campbell was in the best of health, and even when she retired there was no evidence of illness. Early this morning the household was awakened by her call for help, and fifteen minutes she died. Death is though to have been due to heart failure.
Mrs. Campbell was the daughter of Louis Privat, a settler of French descent, and she was born in a log cabin situated where Osgoode Hall now stands. Some years after her birth the family moved to Toronto Island, where they lived until she grew to womanhood. Later the family moved to Durham, in Grey Conty, and then to Hanover, where she was married to Mr. Campbell. In this town thy lived for some time, later removing to Manitoba, and after staying there for several years they returned to Hanover, where Mr. Campbell died two years ago. Since then she had lived with her son-in-law.
Surviving is a large family of two sons and six daughters, as follows: George, of Middlewell, Michigan, and D.W., of Portland Oregon, Assistant General Manager of Southern Pacific Railroad; and Mrs. John Ball and Mrs. H. H. Engel, Hanover; Mrs. John McKechnie, Durham; Mrs. W. J. Dowkes, Owen Sound; Mrs. B. B. Weatherall and Mrs. F. J. Craddock, Toronto.
The first ordained minister of the Runnymede Presbyterian Church
Was the Rev. B.B. Weatherall, was inducted in May of 1910 and by 1912 the congregation was self-sustaining.

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