Manitoba Photographers: John Henry Clarke (1860-1923)
Born in England on 6 August 1860, Clarke was married with a son in 1891, when he emigrated to Canada. Arriving in Winnipeg by 1894, Clarke became employed as a photographer with Duffin & Company. He accompanied a group of Manitobans going to find their fortunes in the Klondike Gold Rush as far as Victoria, BC, returning to Winnipeg afterwards. In 1903, Clarke moved to Selkirk where he appears to have remained for the rest of his photography career. He returned to Winnipeg after retirement, where he died of pneumonia at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 14 February 1923 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by a son.
Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 16 February 1923, page 6.
Obituary, Selkirk Weekly Record, 16 February 1923, page 1.
Selkirk: The First Hundred Years by Barry Potyondi, 1981, page 88.
We thank Butch Pearson for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 December 2014
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