Clement Travelyan Maynard became a successful builder and large scale contractor, in New Providence, in the early 1900s. His company, Clement T. Maynard & Co., comprised architectural as well as building services.
Maynard was originally from Bridgetown, Barbados. He would have been part of a wave of southern Caribbean emigres into the Bahama Islands, just before and after, the turn of the 20th century.
Many others, like Clement T. Maynard, who originally emigrated from southern Caribbean places like Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, Belize, Turks and Caicos and Guyana, would come to make substantial contributions in business, religion, politics and community initiatives in the Bahama Islands.
By 1924, to his construction credits, Clement T. Maynard & Co., advertised as being the chosen contractors of the new Ice Factory and Cold Storage facility in Nassau. In a pre-electrification era, ice storage facilities were vitally important and a essential commodity. Ice would have been one of the most lucrative businesses at that time next to shipping. Contracts to build these types of facilities must have been highly sought after.
Significantly, Maynard also added to his credits, building a mansion on West Bay Street for Mr. Frank N. Doubleday, of Doubleday Publishing, New York. Doubleday was one of a number of high profile, wealthy American winter residents, who built fabulously lavish second homes.
The mansion, named Jungle Cove, was built in what is now Old Fort Bay. It still stands to this very day.
In August 1925, Clement T. Maynard was of such a high stature in the local black community, it was noted of him having given an impromptu, topical talk at Zion Baptist Church.
Clement T. Maynard (1874-1946) dies at home on Kemp Road
Clement Travelyan Maynard was born on April 4th, 1874 in Bridgetown, Barbados. He died at his home, on Kemp Road, at 4:30pm, on 30th March 1946. He was 72 years old.
Maynard was survived by his wife Therese. His mother’s name was listed as Heneretta Herbert. His father’s name was listed as only Rufile.
The death was reported by Georgina K. Symonette
Clement T. Maynard (1874-1946) successful contractor and originally from Barbados was the father of the Hon. Sir Clement T. Maynard (1928-2009).
Hon. Sir Clement T. Maynard, KCMG (11 September 1928 – 2 October 2009), was a former Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas (1985–92), and deputy leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).