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Memorable Manitobans: David James Clark (1867-1920)

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David James Clark
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Born at Chesley, Ontario on 6 January 1867, he was working in the undertaking business when he arrived in Winnipeg around 1900, becoming a partner with William L. Leatherdale in the mortuary firm of Clark-Leatherdale. He and wife Elizabeth Jane Henderson (?-?) had two daughters: Myrtle Glassford Clark (1894-?, Mrs. Harold Riley) and Jennie Clark (1896-?, wife of A. E. Fraser). He was a member of the IOOF (Minnehaha Lodge), Knights of Pythias, IOF, Loyal Orange Lodge, St. George Society, Sons of England, AF & AM (Ionic Lodge), Rotary Club, and River Heights Community Club. He died at Winnipeg on 15 May 1920 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“David J. Clark Dies After Short Illness,” newspaper clipping dated 18 May 1920. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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