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Memorable Manitobans: James Arthur Clare (1856-1938)

Merchant, municipal official.

Born at L’Orignal, Ontario on 8 July 1856, he came to western Canada in 1878 and established a store at Neepawa, operating it until retirement in 1925 when he moved to Winnipeg. On 12 December 1883, he married Agnes McLean (1866-1930) at Neepawa. They had four children: Eva Muriel Clare, Eleanor Averall Clare (1887-1977, wife of Harold Kenzie Newcombe), Arthur Murray Clare (1894-1959), and Norval Douglas Clare (1902-?). He served as Mayor of Neepawa (1893-1894) and was a member of the United Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 207 Academy Road, on 25 April 1938 and was buried in the Neepawa Cemetery.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“James Clare,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 April 1938, page 19.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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