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 made a King’s Counsel in 1941.
On 26 September 1904, he married Mary Emily Jeffers “Madge” Young (1878-1961, daughter of Captain Young of Winnipeg) and 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 the Brandon Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Seven members of Manitoba Bar are appointed King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1941, page 5.
“Robert Addison Clement, Q.C.,” Brandon Sun, 28 January 1954, page 4.
“Noted Brandon resident dies,” Brandon Sun, 11 May 1961, page 3.
Grave transcriptions, Brandon Cemetery.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Marcia Clement for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 August 2021