By about 1901 he was not only a carpenter but also a real estate marketer, owning 20 of the houses that he built.
His wife of eight years, Cora (also a Canadian), died in 1891 leaving Clowes with three children. They lived at 324 S. Montana about 1905, locating at 211 West Porphyry in 1907, before Clowes moved to Silver Bow, west of Butte, in 1908-1910.
Photo from Progressive Men of the State of Montana, ca. 1901.