John Bowes CLARKSON
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.