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Memorable Manitobans: George Clements (1874-?)

Click to enlargeMerchant tailor.

Born at Whitby, Ontario on 9 May 1874, son George 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.

In 1898, he married Annie Lawler. 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. In 1911, he lived at 789 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg.

Sources:

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.

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: 28 November 2011

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