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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan P. Clark (1862-?)

Educator, salesman.

Born in Ontario on 5 December 1862, he and his wife, Ella (1863-?) had one daughter Rita Elizabeth Clark (1888-?) before moving West to Manitoba between 1891 and 1899. He was Principal of Boissevain School (1899-1900), Russell School (1900), and Mulvey School (1901-1907). During his time in Winnipeg, the family which by then included three more children (Carroll Clark (1898-?), Helen Clark (1904-?), and Melville Clark (1907-?)) lived in the 300-block of Notre Dame Avenue and 198 Chestnut (?-1907). In July 1907, he was granted a one-year leave of absence without pay. Their furniture and non-moveable household goods were auctioned off by A. H. Pulford and they left Winnipeg. The family had returned to Ontario by 1911 and resided at 214 Macpherson Avenue in Toronto. At that time, he was working as a traveling clothes salesman. His whereabouts after 1911 are as yet unknown.


1891 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“New school principal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 August 1901, page 5.

“School Board met yesterday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 July 1907, page 5.

“Auction par excellence of most exquisite collection of costliest household furniture,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 August 1907, page 18.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 January 2015

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