Date of Birth: 
24 Feb 1870
Date of Death: 
3 Sep 1921

John was probably born in Christchurch.

He married Ellen Richards (born in Cornwall, England in 1869) in 1892

They had one son.

In 1900 John was a butcher in Palmerston Nth. By 1905 he was a cycle agent.

He expanded the business by having agents in Christchurch, Palmerston Nth, Dannevirke, Feilding & Levin.

His manager in Levin was John Phillips. He then sold the Levin business to John, who became known as "Phillips the Byko".

John moved to Sydney Australia where he became an Importer.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
John Bowes Clarkson, Thomas Bowes Clarkson, Grace Potts Pole, Ellen Frances Richards, Leonard Bowes Clarkson, Dorothy Agnes Wren.