McQuesten, Isaac

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McQuesten, Isaac

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Isaac Baldwin, son of Dr. Calvin McQuesten, studied law and was admitted to the firm of Proudfoot & Jones. When Proudfoot was elevated to the bench, the firm became Jones & McQuesten until they formed a partnership with Chisholm in 1882. Jones retired in 1886 and the firm became known as McQuesten & Chisholm. Isaac Baldwin was married to Mary Jane Baker (ca. 1848-1934) and they had six children: Mary Baldwin (1874-1964), Calvin (1876-1968), Hilda Belle (1877-1967), Ruby Baker (1879-1911), Thomas Baker (1882–1948) and Margarette Edna (1885-1935). None of their children married. In 1885, Isaac and his family moved to Whiterhern, the McQuesten's family home.


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Isaac Baldwin practiced law in Hamilton, Ontario and was a partner at Jones & McQuesten and later McQuesten & Chisholm.

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McQuesten, Dr. Calvin (1801-1885)

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McQuesten, Dr. Calvin is the parent of McQuesten, Isaac

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Fudge, E. Logie–McQuesten Papers Calendar. (1981). Local History & Archives Department, Hamilton Public Library. Updated June 2016 and February 2017.

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