Memorable Manitobans: Robert Addison Clement (1870-1954)
Born at Cookstown, Ontario on 21 October 1870, son of Stephen Clement and Eleanor Dixon (1841-1931), his family came to Brandon where he was educated, graduating from high school in 1889 and receiving a BA degree from Wesley College three years later. He articled in law with the firm of Aikins, Culver and Company, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1895. He set up a legal practice at Brandon and was later made a King’s Counsel. On 26 September 1904, he married Madge Young, daughter of Captain Young of Winnipeg. They had two sons: Robert Addison Clement and George Young Clement (1914-1975). He was a member of the Brandon Club and a shareholder in the Brandon Brewing Company. He died at Brandon on 25 January 1954 and was buried in Brandon Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Robert Addison Clement, Q.C.,” Brandon Sun, 28 January 1954, page 4.
Brandon Cemetery transcription.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Marcia Clement for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 December 2017
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