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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Clee (1871-?)

Blacksmith, municipal official.

Born at Knighton, Wales on 29 June 1871, son of Benjamin Clee and Rebecca Thornton, he attended the Ludlow public school until the age of 15 when he went to London, England to apprentice as a blacksmith. In 1887, he emigrated to Manitoba and settled at Russell where he completed his apprenticeship with his brother Richard Clee (?-1911). He then worked with his brother until 1907, after which he carried on in business alone. He also owned and operated 320 acres of farm land at section 25, Township 20, Range 29.

In October 1897, he married Margaret Campbell. They had seven children: Harold Clee, John C. Clee, R. Cecil Clee, Gordon Clee, Muriel Clee, Augusta Clee, and Margaret Clee. He served on the Russell town council, and was Mayor of Russell from 1909 to 1912, and from 1922 to 1923.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2010

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