James Klock

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James Bell Klock

James Bell Klock (October 5, 1856 – June 14, 1927) was a Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Nipissing in the Canadian House of Commons from 1896 to 1900. He was a member of the Conservative Party.[1]

Klock was born in Aylmer, Canada East,[1] the son of Robert H. Klock, an early lumberman in the Ottawa Valley, and was educated in Aylmer and Berthier. Before entering politics, he was a farmer. In 1883, Klock married Alice, daughter of judge William McDougall. He was involved in the timber trade and also raised livestock.[2] Klock took over the lumber company established by his father at Klock's Mills south of Mattawa.[3] He was also a director of the Crystal Gold Mining Company and president of the Quinze Electric Power Company.[2] Klock served as reeve of Cameron Township.[1] He later married a Miss Patterson. He died in Preston, Ontario at the age of 70.[4]


  1. ^ a b c James Klock – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1897 JA Gemmill
  3. ^ Pioneers of the Upper Ottawa and the Humors of the Valley, A Gard
  4. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
first member
Member of Parliament from Nipissing
Succeeded by
Charles McCool, Liberal