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Edwin Perry Clement 

Edwin Perry Clement

Male 1853 - 1924

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  • Birth  19 Oct 1853  Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Elected Office  1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1880-82
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Barrister 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lawyer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Residence  1897  25 Benton St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Barrister 
    Residence  1907  51 Benton St., Kitchener, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    51 Benton St. Kitchener, Ontario
    51 Benton St. Kitchener, Ontario
    From Grace Room of Local History Digital Collection
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lawyer, Mutual Life of Canada 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Died  22 Aug 1924  [5
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name  E. P. Clement 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-36109P 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I36109  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Rev. Edwin Clement,   b. Abt 1825, of, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1885, Parkdale, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Couch Pope,   b. 27 Oct 1825, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F9526  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jane Elizabeth "Janie" Bowlby,   b. 18 Apr 1858, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1942, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Adam Bowlby Clement,   b. 19 Aug 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Bertha Clement,   b. 4 Jun 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edwin Oliver Clement,   b. 13 Mar 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Blanch Mildred Clement,   b. 16 Jul 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mayor William Pope Clement,   b. 26 Aug 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1982, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Florence G. Clement,   b. 8 Nov 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. David Ward "David" Clement,   b. 2 Sep 1897, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1917, , France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F9525  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jane E.,   b. 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Charles A. B. Clement,   b. 1879, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F34098  Group Sheet

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    Edwin Perry Clement
    Edwin Perry Clement
    Edwin Perry Clement
    Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co
    Edwin Perry Clement
    Edwin Perry Clement
    Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

  • Notes 
    • E.P. Clement was a young law student in 1873 when he entered the office of Ward H. Bowlby, Waterloo County Crown Attorney. He was called to the bar a few months later and entered into partnership with Bowlby under the firm name of Bowlby and Clement. He was elected first secretary of the Waterloo County Law Association in 1895.

      E.P. Clement, K.C. held retainers from many banks, insurance companies and other corporations, and was the Berlin solicitor. In 1907 he was appointed a county court judge at Windsor. After serving for a few months he resumed his law practice and became vice-president of the Mutual Life of Canada of which he had formerly been a director. He was president of the Company from 1908 to 1920.

      Clement was responsible for organizing the YMCA in Berlin around the turn of the century.1a

      1aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      CLEMENT & CLEMENT, Barristers, Solicitors, etc., Office Metcalf Block, King St. Berlin, Ont.


      Mr. E. P. Clement, K.C., the senior member of this firm has been a resident of Berlin since 1875 when as a young law student he entered the office of Mr.Ward H. Bowlby, K.C., County Crown Attorney. Upon his admission to the bar a few months later he entered into partnership with Mr. Bowlby under the firm name of Bowlby & Clement and that firm enjoyed during all its existence a large and successful practice.

      Upon Mr. Bowlby's retirement from active practice in 1902 Mr. E. P. Clement began practice alone but finding the work too heavy for him he took into partnership his nephew, Mr. E. W. Clement, and that partnership still continues. On the first day of June 1912 an addition was made to the firm, Mr. William P. Clement, B.A. L. L. B., a son of Mr. E. P. Clement, who has just been called to the Bar, entering the firm which continues to do business under the same firm name.

      Mr. E. P. Clement during those years held retainers from a great many of the Banks, Insurance Companies and other corporations in this town and Province, including the Solicitorship for the Town of Berlin, all of which he had to drop when in April, 1907, he was appointed a Judge at Windsor. Prior to that time Mr. Clement had been a Director for a great many years of the Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada, and after officiating as Judge for a few months, he was offered the Vice-Presidency of that Company which offer he accepted.

      He accordingly resigned his Judgeship and resumed the practice of law here. Shortly after, the death of Mr. Melvin, (who was then President of the Insurance Company,) resulted in the appointment of Mr. Clement as President, which position he still holds, and though the duties of that office make considerable demands upon his time, lie still takes a foremost part in the legal work and life of this County.

      Mr. E.. W. Clements is a native of Hamilton but resided for the greater part of his life in Sarnia where he commenced the study of law with Mr. (now the Honourable) W. J. Hanna, in 1896, with whom he remained until he came to the Town of Berlin in 1903. Since that time besides making a name for himself in legal affairs, he has become well known in the public life of the Town, having served in the Town Council for a number of years and having taken an active part in every thing that concerns the public life and well being of the community.

      Mr. William P. Clement, the youngest addition to this firm is a graduate in Arts and Law of Toronto University. He has recently been called to the Bar after a three year's course at Osgoode Hall, and is, therefore, now well equipped for the practice of his chosen profession. He commences his legal career in the same year that Berlin enters on its cityhood, and, while modest in making comparisons, is confident of a sucessfuI future for the city.2a

      2aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

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      HIS HONOR JUDGE CLEMENT.

      Edwin Perry Clement was born October 22, 1853, in Simcoe, Norfolk county, Ontario, a son of the Rev. Edwin and Mary C. (Pope) Clement, both of whom were natives of England. The father came to Ontario in the '40s, settling first at Amherstburg, where he devoted his life to the active work of the ministry up to the year of his death 1885.

      Edwin P. Clement, having mastered the elementary branches of learning in the Bowmanville grammar school, became a student in Upper Canada College, from which he was graduated in 1870. He then took up the study of law in the office of the late Dr. Larratt W. Smith and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1876. Locating for practice in Berlin, he formed a partnership with W. H. Bowlby, K.C., county Crown Attorney for Waterloo county, which connection was continued until January, 1903, when Mr. Bowlby retired. Mr. Clement remained an active practitioner at the Berlin Bar for more than thirty years; in 1902 was made a King's Counsel by the provincial government, and in March, 1907, was appointed junior judge of Essex county, a position he still holds. While in practice he prepared his cases with great thoroughness and care and displayed marked pre- cision of thought and clear power of analysis in the presentation of his cause at the trial. In 1886 he was appointed solicitor for the town of Berlin, which position he filled up to the time of his appointment to the Bench.

      Mr. Clement has held various other political and business relations. He has been a director of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada since 1887. For three years he served as a member of the town and county council and he has been president of the Reform Association for North Waterloo, while in 1904 he unsuccessfully contested his riding for the House of Commons. Although he lost the election it was a defeat which amounted almost to a victory, for his opponent was elected by a much reduced majority.

      In 1878 Mr. Clement was married to Miss Jane E. Bowlby, the eldest daughter of tne late Dr. D. S. Bowlby of Berlin. They have six children: Charles Bowlby, Blanche Mildred, Edwin Oliver, William Pope, Florence Grace and David Ward.

      Mr. Clement is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has held membership in the Methodist Church for a long period and has been most devoted to its purposes and its teachings. For the past twenty years he has served as recording steward and has also been secretary and treasurer of the trustee board.3a

      3aA History of Ontario: its resources and development

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-8 Page 6.

    2. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 69.

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 33 Pg. 5.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 12.

    5. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Obituary of Mrs. Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement July 29, 1942, page 15..

    6. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 19 Oct 1853 - Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Barrister - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lawyer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - 25 Benton St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Barrister - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1907 - 51 Benton St., Kitchener, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lawyer, Mutual Life of Canada - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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