Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Clifford "Cliff" Bricker

Clifford "Cliff" Bricker

Male 1904 - 1980  (75 years)

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  • Name Clifford "Cliff" Bricker 
    Born 23 Apr 1904  St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1960  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1980 
    Hall of Fame - Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame 1997  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marathon runner 
    Medal awarded to Clifford Bricker
    Medal awarded to Clifford Bricker
    According to the original catalogue record with 980.046.001,, the 'medal was won by Clifford Bricker.
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name Cliff Bricker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-43264 
    Person ID I43264  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Ervin E. Bricker,   b. Sep 1869, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lydia Jane Gofton,   b. Mar 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F35147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1904 - St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1960 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame - Marathon runner - 1997 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clifford Bricker
    Clifford Bricker
    Clifford Bricker
    Clifford Bricker
    image from the City of Toronto Archives Item 14624

  • Notes 
    • Cliff Bricker was born in St. George, Ontario but lived most of his life in Galt. Bricker started in the sport of running in 1923 and during his career which ended in retirement in the mid 1930s he ran in hundreds of races across Canada and the USA. He specialized in the marathon (26 miles-385 yards) but also ran in other long distance events.

      In 1927 he won the British Empire Games marathon which automatically placed him on the Canadian Olympic Games team which competed in Amsterdam in 1928 and in which race he finished tenth. In the same year, he finished third in the British Empire games held at London, Ontario.

      Bricker was considered to be an extremely good scientific runner, always competing against the clock rather than against his opponents. Using this procedure he was spectacular in some of his victories.


      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Sources 
    1. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate.
      Clifford Bricker Date of Birth: 22 Apr 1904 Gender: Male Birth County: Brant Father's Name: Ervin Bricker Mother's Name: Lydia Jane Gofton

    2. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 4.

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