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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Clay (1906-1980)

Missionary, teacher, author.

Born in Winnipeg, he was educated in Washington State and Saskatchewan before entering Wesley College. A United Church missionary, he taught at Indian schools in northern Manitoba during the 1920s. He joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1930, serving for some years as literary editor. He worked in Ottawa during World War Two and in 1956 settled in Bewdley, Ontario, where he opened Clay Publishing Company, which produced journals and books for the popular market. In 1938 he published Swampy Cree Legends. He also wrote several other books for young people about Aboriginal subjects.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 31 July 2008

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