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Memorable Manitobans: Claude Wearing Nash (1879-1961)

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Claude Wearing Nash
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Insurance and real estate agent.

Born at Emerson on 12 May 1879, son of William Hill Nash and Katherine Margaret Armstrong (1860-1891), he was educated at the Winnipeg College Institute then worked as a clerk with the Canada Fire Insurance Company at Winnipeg (1900-1904), Secretary of the Canada Fire Insurance Company (1904-1906), and Inspector of the Commercial Union Insurance Company (1906-1907). He established the insurance and real estate firm of Nash and McMeans in 1909, with offices in the Bank of Nova Scotia Building.

On 8 January 1908, he married Mary Edna Carley (1879-1944) at Winnipeg and they had a son, George Carley Nash (1915-1941). In 1911, they lived at 185 Spence Street. He was a member of the Victoria Hockey Club (Vice-President), Adanac Club, Winnipeg Rowing Club, Conservative party, and Anglican church. His recreations included all outdoor sports.

He died at the Deer Lodge Hospital on 17 November 1961 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, 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.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Mrs. Claude Nash, clubwoman, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 August 1944, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 1961, page 25.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank John Deacon for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 August 2020

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