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Memorable Manitobans: David James Clark (1867-1920)

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David James Clark
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Born at Chesley, Ontario on 6 January 1867, he was working in the undertaking business when he arrived in Winnipeg around 1900, becoming a partner with William L. Leatherdale in the mortuary firm of Clark-Leatherdale. He and wife Elizabeth Jane Henderson (?-?) had two daughters: Myrtle Glassford Clark (1894-?, Mrs. Harold Riley) and Jennie Clark (1896-?, wife of A. E. Fraser). He was a member of the IOOF (Minnehaha Lodge), Knights of Pythias, IOF, Loyal Orange Lodge, St. George Society, Sons of England, AF & AM (Ionic Lodge), Rotary Club, and River Heights Community Club. He died at Winnipeg on 15 May 1920 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“David J. Clark Dies After Short Illness,” newspaper clipping dated 18 May 1920. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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