Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

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


Herbert Samuel Holt


HOLT, Herbert Samuel, C.E., capitalist, is a younger s. of the late Wm. Robt. Grattan Holt, of King's Co., Irel., and was b. in Dublin, 1855. Ed. there, where he also studied civil engineering, he came to Can. in early youth, and after spending some years in western Ont., went to the N.-W., and was employed there in the survey and construction of portions of the Can. Pac. Ry. Afterwards, he was associated with Jas. Ross, C. E. in constructing other lines of ry. He was elected a mem. of the Am. Sec. of C.E:, and also of the Can. Sec. of C.E., 1889 ; became Presdt. of the Montreal Gas Co., 1894, and Presdt. of the Montreal Park and Island Ry. Co., 1896. He is also a dir. of the Royal Electric Co., and of the London St. Ry. Politically, he is a Lib.; in religious faith, an Ang. He m. 1890, Jessie, eld. dau. of the late Andrew Paton, Sherbrooke , P.Q. - 297 Stanley St., Montreal ; St. James's Club.

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., p. 474.

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