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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Clark (1867-1922)

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Joseph Clark
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Born in Kent County, England in 1867, son of a Methodist minister, he came to Winnipeg in the early 1890s and was associated for 31 years with the wholesale firm of Robert Jones Whitla, starting as an office clerk and holding the positions of secretary and director at the time of his death. He also owned farm property at Headingley.

He and wife Kate Harvey (1877-1965) had six children: Dorothy Grace Clark (1897-1976, wife of Charles Betts), Stephen James Clark (1899-?), Philip Joseph Clark (1901-?), Constance Carol “Connie” Clark (1904-?, wife of Charles Beeton Glasgow, daughter-in-law of Frank William Glasgow), Sebert Alfred Clark (1910-1984), and Patricia Kathryn Clark (1913-1993). He was a member of Fort Rouge Methodist Church and the Manitoba Club.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 54 Yale Avenue, on 10 May 1922 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Myrtle Elizabeth Clark

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cross House (54 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg)


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Joseph Clark, director of R. J. Whitla Company, is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 May 1922, page 3.

“Mrs. Myrtle E. Clark is buried at Elmwood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 February 1931, page 6.

Obituary [Kate Clark], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1965, page 34.

Obituary [Dorothy Grace Betts], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 1976, page 86.

Death registration [Sebert Albert Clark], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Sebert Alfred Clark], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1984, page 61.

Obituary [Patricia Kathryn Clark], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1993, page 24.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2021

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