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MPP George Adam Clare, MPP 

MPP George Adam Clare, MPP

Male 1854 - 1915

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  • Prefix  MPP 
    Suffix  MPP 
    Birth  6 Jul 1854  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Canadian Office and School Furniture Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Canadian Office and School Furniture Co. 
    • In association with Otto Klotz (the father of the Canadian Astronomer and Surveyor Dr. Otto Julius Klotz 1852-1923), George A. Clare, George Fink and William Hudson, they later formed the joint stock company "Canadian Office and School Furniture Co." (C.O.S.F.). This company expanded very quickly - as well as they also produced bureaux and church furnishings. It is said that C.O.S.F. outfitted 1250 Canada bank offices. In 1908 they had about 125-180 employees.
    Business  Galt Stove and Furnace Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Galt Stove and Furnace Co. - President 
    Business  Preston Car and Coach Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Preston Car and Coach Co. 
    Business  Solid Leather Show Co. Ltd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Solid Leather Show Co. - president 
    • President
    Business  Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co. 
    • Director
    Business  Wellington Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Guelph, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Wellington Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - director 
    Business  1881  Clare Brothers and Co., Preston, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Clare Brothers and Co. 
    • George Adam Clare, Frederick Clare and Henry C. Hilborn founded Clare Brothers and Co.
    Preston-ClareBrothers-Invoice1897-cleaned.jpg
    Preston-ClareBrothers-Invoice1897-cleaned.jpg
    Occupation  1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Foundry Man 
    Elected Office  1883  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Councillor - Preston 
    Elected Office  1886  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office  1886  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve for Preston 
    Elected Office  1891  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Occupation  1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Foundryman 
    Religion  1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1894  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Elected Office  1900  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Reeve - Preston 
    Occupation  1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer 
    Occupation  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Office  1913  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Privy Councillor - Canada 
    • named Privy Councillor by Prime Minister.
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-40954 
    Died  9 Jan 1915  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis and Bright's Disease and Heart Disease (several years) - Uraemic C 
    Buried  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I40954  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  John Clare,   b. CALC 15 Oct 1823, Odenbach, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1888, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Beck,   b. 15 Sep 1826, Weiler, Baden, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1906, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Sep 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F14460  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Catherine Fink,   b. 27 Aug 1854, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936 
    Married  19 Apr 1876  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Effie Clare,   b. 1877, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alfred L. Clare,   b. 21 Sep 1877, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1934, Gibson Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Laura May Clare,   b. 10 Mar 1880, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Geogina Clare,   b. 7 Feb 1889, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Minnie E. Clare,   b. 28 Oct 1890, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F23266  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Catherine Fink,   b. 1854, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Alfred Norway Clare,   b. 1877, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Laura May Clare,   b. 1879, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Amelin George Clare,   b. 1887, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Minnie Ethel Clare,   b. 1889, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F250295  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Clare, Georg Adam - formal aged 50.jpg
    Clare, Georg Adam - formal aged 50.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Adam_Clare
    George Clare
    George Clare

  • Notes 
    • In 1875 worked for his father in his foundry. Later in 1881 purchased the foundry in partnership with his brother Frederick and Henry C. Hilborn. Business became known in 1901 as Clare Bros. Ltd. He was president of this company among others such as: Galt Stove and Furnace Co., Clare and Brodest Ltd of Winnipeg, Canadian Office and School Furniture Lt, Solid Leather Shoe Co. Ltd., Preston Car and Coach Co. Director of Stamped and Enamelled Ward Ltd. of Hespeler and Wellington Mutal Fire of Guelph. Served on Preston council, became Mayor of Preston, served on Waterloo council and warden. In 1900 elected as MPP of South Waterloo, appointed a Privy Councillor in 1913. He died in office.1a

      1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 18.

    2. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 6.

    3. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 53.

    4. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 23.

    5. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 36.

    6. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Monument] CLARE/ [18 stone markers] Alfred CLARE/ 1934./ George A. CLARE/ 1915./ Catherine CLARE/ 1936./ Frederick C. CLARE/ 1904 - 1959./ Helen Elizabeth/ CLARE/ 1895 - 1986./ Marjorie Briscoe/ CLARE WHITE/ 1900 -1994/ Herbert J. CLARE/ 1868 - 1949./ Nellie MEE/ wife of/ Herbert J. CLARE/ 1873 - 1959./ William Leicester/ CLARE/ 1897 - 1969./ Norman F. CLARE/ 1882 - 1963./ Frederick CLARE/ 1856 - 1938./ Isabel CAMERON/ wife of/ Frederick CLARE/ 1867 - 1968./ John Stuart CLARE/ 1897 -1941./ Salome H. ROOS/ wife of/ Chas. CLARE/ 1846 - 1925./ Charles CLARE/1846 - 1923./ Maude L. CLARE/ 1874 - 1947./ Herman L. CLARE/ 1880 - 1959./ Letitia P. MCMILLAN/ wife of/ Herman L. CLARE/ 1884 - 1969./ [Burial Card] Elizabeth CLARE died July ? 1986.

    7. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

    8. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:George Adam Clare Gender:Male Birth Place:Preston Death Date:9 Jan 1915 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:George Clare Age:22 Birth Date:abt 1854 Birth Place:Preston Marriage Date:19 Apr 1876 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:John Clare Mother:Margaretha Clare Spouse:Catherine Fink Spouse's Age:22 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1854 Spouse Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Spouse Father:Paul Fink Spouse Mother:Catherine Fink

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Jul 1854 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Galt Stove and Furnace Co. - President - - Galt Stove and Furnace Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co. - - Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Wellington Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - director - - Wellington Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Guelph, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foundry Man - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Preston - 1883 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1886 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve for Preston - 1886 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1891 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foundryman - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1894 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Preston - 1900 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice - Privy Councillor - Canada - 1913 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis and Bright's Disease and Heart Disease (several years) - Uraemic C - 9 Jan 1915 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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