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Mayor William Pope Clement
Male 1887 - 1982


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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  26 Aug 1887  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Elected Office  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mayor - councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1923-26, 1929-30 (Mayor)
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Residence  1910  51 Benton St., Kitchener, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Student 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Residence  1920  71 Heins Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1936  255 Mary St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1942  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  1969  225 Mary St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1981  Valhalla Inn, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  21 May 1982  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-36114P 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I36114  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  Edwin Perry Clement,   b. 19 Oct 1853, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1924 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F9525  Group Sheet

    Family  Muriel Alberta Kerr,   b. 3 Jun 1895, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975 
    Married  23 Jun 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Clement,   b. 11 Jul 1916, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977
    Family ID  F40639  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William Pope Clement
    William Pope Clement
    William Pope Clement
    William Pope Clement
    Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co.
    William P. Clement
    William P. Clement
    Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co.

  • Notes 
    • William P. Clement, a native of Berlin, Ontario, served his community for many decades with distinction, especially as alderman for four years, and as Mayor in 1929 and 1930. In 1945 he played a prominent part in organizing the K-W Symphony Orchestra, in which he played the viola for twenty-five years. He was a Life Director of the Symphony.

      He was educated in local schools, Victoria College of the University of Toronto, and Osgoode Hall Law School. After graduation, he entered into a law partnership with his father, E.P. Clement and his cousin, E.W. Clement. In 1936, he was appointed a Queen's Counsel, and in 1945 was elected a Bencher of the Provincial Law Society, of which he is a life member. He was secretary of the Berlin Board of Trade and for seventeen years was County Crown Attorney.

      Clement served three local churches as organist: Trinity Methodist (now Trinity United), St. Andrew's Presbyterian and the Christian Science Church. He was an honourary member of the Kitchener Rotary and also a Life Member of Twin City Lodge, Masonic Order (A.F. & A.M.)

      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      CLEMENT, William P. - At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, May 21, 1982, age 94 years. For many years head of Clement, Eastman, Dreger, Martin and Meunier law firm, former crown attorney and mayor of the City of Kitchener and life bencher at the Law Society of Upper Canada; a member of the Kitchener Rotary Club. Predeceased by his wife, Muriel and daughter, Elizabeth Stewart. Survived by his sister. Florence of Cambridge (P): his daughter, Margaret Forbes of Toronto; four grandchildren. Janet and William R. Stewart of London, Ont. and .Jock and Diana Forbes of Sudbury. Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer will be made on Wednesday, May 26. to Pro Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St., Kitchener, for funeral services at 11 a.m., Archdeacon Cyril Ladds officiating. Interment Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery. Donations to North Waterloo Society for Crippled Children or the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 5, 1982, page 50

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

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

    3. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 13.

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

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Aug 1887 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - mayor - councillor - Kitchener - - 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 - 1910 - 51 Benton St., Kitchener, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Student - 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 MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - 71 Heins Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1936 - 255 Mary St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1942 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1969 - 225 Mary St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1981 - Valhalla Inn, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 1982 - 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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