Memorable Manitobans: George Clements (1874-1916)
Tailor, realtor, grain buyer.
Born at Whitby, Ontario on 9 May 1874, son George Clements (1849-1906) and Mary M. Clements, he came to Manitoba in 1874 and was educated at the public schools and the University of Manitoba. He worked as a clerk for the Canadian Pacific Railway, at Winnipeg, as of 1890 then was a clerk in his father’s business, established in 1874. He was later Manitoba director of the Dominion Security Company. In 1911, he was proprietor of George Clements & Son, Merchant Tailors, 283 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.
On 2 February 1898, he married Annie Lawler (1873-?) and they had one son and two daughters. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Commercial Travellers, Assiniboine Club, Adanac Club, AF & AM, IOOF, Knights of Pythias, Conservative party, and Anglican church. His recreations included motoring and yachting. He lived at 47 Kingsway (1907-1908), 789 McMillan Avenue (c1911), and 50 Home Street (1916).
He was killed on 4 November 1916 while investigating a theft from his Winnipeg Beach cottage.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration [George Clements], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
“George Clements shot to death in Austrian's shack,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 November 1916, page 1.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 September 2021