Biographical Sketch of Charles S. Hutchinson

Charles Hutchinson, County Crown Attorney, since 1858, a Son of Francis Hutchinson, a Physician and Surgeon, and Frances nee Losh, and was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, June 22, 1826. His grandfather, Charles Hutchinson, from whom he was named, was an officer in the East India Company’s service, there spending his life. Our subject was educated in the Royal Grammar School of his native town; came to London, Ontario, in 1846, and the next year was articled to Henry C. R. Becher, barrister; was called to the Bar at Michaelmas Term, 1852; was a partner of Mr. Becher for three years in the law; then alone for a short period, and in March, 1858, was appointed Crown Attorney for Middlesex. In 1869, on the death of John. B. Askin, who held the office of Clerk of the Peace, Mr. Hutchinson was appointed to that office also, and still holds both offices.

Mr. Hutchinson is a member of the Church of England, and a man whose integrity and general uprightness of character are unquestioned.
He has a second wife, being first married in August, 1858, to Mary, daughter of William Warren Street, of London. She died in 1861, leaving two children, since deceased. His present wife is Annie, daughter of H. A. Johnson, of the London Post Office Department, married December 4, 1866. By her he has five children.

Mr. Askin was one of the early settlers in London, and held the office here mentioned about half a century.



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