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Atholstan, Baron (UK, 1917 - 1938)
Creation: let.pat. 5 May 1917
Extinct: 28 Jan 1938
Family name: Graham
Argent on a Pale Sable between two Thistles leaved and slipped Azure an Estoile between two Maple Leaves slipped Or
An Escallop Gules between two Branches of Maple proper
Dexter: A Moose; Sinister: A Beaver, both proper, each charged on the shoulder with three Escallops two and one Gules
Hugh [Graham], 1st Baron Atholstan
son of Robert Walker Graham, of Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada
18 Jul 1848
17 Mar 1892 Annie Beekman Hamilton, dau. of Edward Hamilton, of Exeter, co. Devon
1. Hon Alice Hamilton Graham (b. 5 Jan 1893), mar. 18 Jun 1925 Bernard Marshal Hallward, son of T W C Hallward, of Frittenden, co. Kent
s.p.m. 28 Jan 1938
5 May 1917 Baron Atholstan, of Huntingdon in the Province of Quebec in the Dominion of Canada and of the City of Edinburgh
joined the Montreal Daily Telegraph as an office boy 1863; joined the staff of the Montreal Gazette 1866; founded the Montreal Star 1869, later becoming President of the Montreal Star Publishing Company Ltd and owner of many of the influential newspapers in Canada; rendered important service in regard to the despatch of the Canadian Contingent to South Africa in 1900; knighted 1908; Delegate to the Imperial Press Conference 1909; Vice-President, Institute of Journalists of Great Britain 1910; Chairman, Imperial Press Conference at Ottawa 1920
On the death of the 1st Baron Atholstan the Barony of Atholstan became extinct.
First written 12 Jul 2006
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