Memorable Manitobans: William Reid Clubb (1884-1962)
Born on a farm near Morris on 7 October 1884, son of George Gardiner Clubb (1848-1936) and Alice Marie Jex (1853-1922), he was educated at local public schools, Manitoba Agricultural College, and University of Manitoba. He served as a member of the Morris Council (1916 to 1920), and was elected or acclaimed to the Manitoba Legislature for Morris in 1920, 1922, 1927, 1929, 1932, and 1936, including appointments as Minister of Public Works (1922-1940), Minister of Public Utilities (1928-1929), and Minister of Labour (1932-1940). He was commissioner of the Manitoba Liquor Control Board from 1940 to 1956.
On 3 December 1913, he married Gertrude Barbara Kastner (1886-1977) and they had six children: Wilma Alice Kathleen Clubb (1916-2010, wife of John A. “Jack” Christie), Mina Marguerite Clubb (1919-2014, wife of R. H. “Harry” Sloan), Catherine Gertrude Clubb (1921-2000, wife of James Rosslyn “Jim” Mitchell, son of R. Ross Mitchell), William Garth “Bill” Clubb (1921-1979), George Clubb (1924-1926), and Shirley Edyth Clubb (1927-2011, wife of R. G. Martin). He was a member of the Winnipeg Rotary Club, Morris Masonic Lodge, Elmhurst Golf Club, Fellowship Club, Motor Country Club, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Granite Curling Club (President), and St. George’s Anglican Church. He was made an Honorary President and Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association, Life Member of the Winnipeg Flying Club, Life Member of the Manitoba Good Roads Association, and member of the Manitoba Game and Fish Association, Morris Agricultural Society, and Whittles Point Gun Club.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“William R. Clubb,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 1962, page 20.
Obituary [William Garth Clubb], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 1979, page 27.
Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
Obituary, Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B13, pages 12-13.
Obituary [Mina Marguerite Sloan], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 2014.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 3 June 2019
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