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George Adam Clare, MP

George Adam Clare, MP

Male 1854 - 1915  (60 years)

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  • Name George Adam Clare 
    Suffix MP 
    Born 6 Jul 1854  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Business Canadian Office and School Furniture Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Galt Stove and Furnace Co. - President 
    Business Preston Car and Coach Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Preston Car and Coach Co. 
    Business Solid Leather Show Co. Ltd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Solid Leather Show Co. - president 
    • President
    Business Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co. 
    • Director
    Business Wellington Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Guelph, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Wellington Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - director 
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Business 1881  Clare Brothers and Co., Preston, Waterloo Region, 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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Foundry Man 
    Elected Office 1883  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Councillor - Preston 
    Elected Office 1886  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office 1886  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve for Preston 
    Elected Office 1891  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Foundryman 
    Residence 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office 1894  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Elected Office 1900  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Reeve - Preston 
    Interesting business, furniture, politics, life story 
    Occupation 1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Residence 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Office 1913  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Privy Councillor - Canada 
    • named Privy Councillor by Prime Minister.
    Name G. A. Clare  [10
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-40954 
    Died 9 Jan 1915  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis and Bright's Disease and Heart Disease (several years) - Uraemic C 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Person ID I40954  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Father Reeve 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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Family ID F14460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Fink,   b. 27 Aug 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1936, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1876  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Effie Clare,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alfred Norway Clare,   b. 21 Sep 1877, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1934, Mackelean Island, Gibson Twp., Muskoka, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Laura May Clare,   b. 10 Mar 1880, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1952  (Age 72 years)
     4. Amelia Georgina Clare,   b. 8 Feb 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Geogina Clare,   b. 7 Feb 1889, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Minnie Ethel Clare,   b. 28 Oct 1889, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 
    Family ID F23266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Clare, Georg Adam - formal aged 50.jpg
    Clare, Georg Adam - formal aged 50.jpg
    https://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 MP of South Waterloo, appointed a Privy Councillor in 1913. He died in office.

      Cambridge 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. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Sect. 2 Page 11.

    8. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, P., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, P. (1854). George Adam Clare (1854-1915) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 26 May 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39697393/george-adam-clare.

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

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 019194-05.
      Alexander Mckay Edwards, 32, Occ. Occ. Druggist, b. Bothwell, Res. Galt, son of Charles Edwards & Anna Mckay married Laura May Clare, 25, b. Preston, Res. Preston, daughter of G.A. Clare & Katharine Fink, Witn: A.N.W. Clare & Erington Pattinson Both of Preston, 26 April 1905 in Preston

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

    12. [S826] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Preston - Saint Peter's Lutheran - index.

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      John Clare, married to Margaretha Beck, both of Waterloo. 28 Sept. 1845

    14. [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
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jul 1854 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Galt Stove and Furnace Co. - President - - Galt Stove and Furnace Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co. - - Stamped and Enamelled Ware Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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 MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foundry Man - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Preston - 1883 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1886 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve for Preston - 1886 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1891 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foundryman - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1894 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Preston - 1900 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice - Privy Councillor - Canada - 1913 - , Ontario, Canada 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, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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