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Memorable Manitobans: Gavin McClure (1860-c1942)


Born in Prince Edward Island on 4 January 1860, son of David McClure and Margaret Clow, he came to Winnipeg in 1883. The following year he moved to Carman and engaged in the grain buying business, which he continued until 1903. In that year he bought a general store. In 1890 he married Esther McCullough of Carman. They had two daughters: Margaret G. McClure (b 1891) and Olivia McClure (b 1894). His wife died in 1897 and he remarried in 1902 to Jennie McCullough (?-1952), her sister. In 1911, he was acclaimed Mayor of Carman due to ill health of the incumbent, J. R. Carthew. He was a member of the Masons.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Birth registrations for McClure children, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Carman new mayor”, Manitoba Free Press, 30 August 1911, page 1.

“Mrs. Alice Jane McClure”, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1952, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2008

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