1844 -

From "Montreal History and Gazeteer  to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick,  John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892

He is the only surviving son of the well-know Hon. Luther Holton, who represented Chateauguay in the Commons from the Union to his death, March, 1880.  Edward was born in Montreal, September, 1844. Educated in Montreal and McGill University.  Called to the Bar of Quebec, June, 1867.  Married in October, 1873, Helen Ford, daughter of Mr. William Ford of Kingston.  He was returned to Parliament when his father died in April, 1880, and re-elected at the General Elections in 1882.  He is a liberal in politics.  Mr. Holton retired from Parliamentary life at the last General Elections, and is devoting his energies to the duties of his profession.  His aged mother died a short time ago.  It is to be hoped that he may be induced to reconsider his resolution and once more enter public life, as with his own experience and the eclat of his father's, the House of Commons would be the better of his influence and presence.

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