Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Edward Holton


HOLTON, Edward, advocate, is the only surviving s. of the late Hon. L. H. Holton, a well-known Lib. statesman, by his wife, Eliza Forbes. B. in Montreal Sept., 1844, he was ed. at private schs., and graduated, B.C.L., at McGill Univ., 1856. He was called to the bar, 1867, and now practises his profession in his native city. On the death of his father, 1880, Mr. H. was returned to the Ho. of Commons, for Chateauguay, and continued to represent that constituency, for which his father had sat for a great many yrs., up to the close of the 6th Parlt., 1891, when he retired. He was for some yrs. Mang. Dir. and afterwards Presdt. of the Herald Printing Co., Montreal. As a young man he held a comn. in the Price of Wales Rifles. Politically, a Lib.; in religion he is a Unit. He m. Oct., 1873, Helen, dau. of Wm. Ford, Kingston, Ont. - 1009 Dorchester St., Montreal.

Source: Henry James MORGAN, The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond Street West, 1898, 1118p., pp. 474.

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