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Memorable Manitobans: Waddington Clarke (1862-1903)

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Born in England on 14 July 1862, he came to Manitoba about 1883 and attended Manitoba College, graduating with a BA degree in Arts. He then studied Theology at St. John’s College and was ordained as an Anglican Rector about 1893. His first pastoral charge was at St. Mark’s Mission then at Morden and Holland Emmanuel (1897-1902) before being posted to St. Luke’s Anglican in Winnipeg. On 2 December 1893, he married Mary Rose Wickenden (1858-?) at Winnipeg and they had two children: Eileen Mary Clarke (1894-?) and Theophilus Clarke (1897-?). He died suddenly, of scarlet fever, at the St. Luke’s Rectory at 370 River Avenue on 24 February 1903 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“The death of Rev. W. Clarke,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 February 1903, page 1.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2019

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