Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Carson, John A., Att.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 28 Dec 1916, p. 2, column 1


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DEATH OF JOHN A. CARSON
Prominent Attorney, who spent his
Junior Years at Law in Acton,
Died at Salem, Oregon
John A. Carson, a cousin of Sir Edward Carson the Irish statesman, and one of the best-known attorneys in the Pacific Northwest, died suddenly at his home in Salem, Orgeon, on the 7th inst. Although he had been in ill health for many months, he was at his office the day before, and his death was unexpected. Death was due to general breaking down.
Mr. Carson held a wide reputation as a mining and criminal attorney. From 1905 to 1910 he made annual trips to Alaska, where he acted as counsel for the extenesive Guggenheim and Havemeyer interests. A few years ago he leaped into National prominence from a series of published intereviews which he gave out on the Alaska Controller bay controversy. As an authority on Alaska mining law he was considered without a peer, and he was head counsel for the leading legal contests taken through the Northern courts.
John A. Carson was born November 3rd, 1860, at Lurgin, near Belfast, in County Down, Ireland. In 1862 his parents removed to Georgetown, Ontario, and settled on a farm there. He received his early education at a private academy in Milton. For a short time he taught school. At the age of 23 he graduated from the Trinity College and Osgoode Hall, Toronto. He practiced in Acton in 1887-8 and on December 5th, 1888, he was married to Helen Fraser-Allan, foster daughter of the late Col. Wm. Allan. They went to Salem, Or., in May, 1889.
Mr. Carson is survived by a widow and five children: Esther, Catharine, John, Allan and Wallace.

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Date of Publication:
28 Dec 1916
Last Name(s):
Carson
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.59673
Language of Item:
English
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Carson, John A., Att.