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Memorable Manitobans: Webster Talcott Clarke (1867-?)

Merchant, politician.

Born at Bloomfield, Prince Edward County,Ontario, 1867. Son of William G. Clarke and Eunice Talcott. Married Jennie Van Blaricom. Was educated at Bloomfield, Belleville Business College. United Empire Loyalist Stock. Mother’s people, Pennsylvania Dutch stock. Settled in Prince Edward County after the American Revolution. Mayor Clarke came to Manitoba in 1888, Arden, in General Store business. Farmed and bought grain. Hargrave, Manitoba, grain buying and lumber. Came to Elkhorn, 1914, and opened present business. Was a Member of the Council for two years. Elected Mayor of Elkhorn in 1925. Ex-Member of the School Board of Hargrave. Member of the MasonicFraternity. Recreations: Golf and curling. Address, Elkhorn, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 10 October 2009

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