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HOLMES, John, Canadian senator, born in Ross-shire, Scotland, in March, 1789; died in 1870. He emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1803, and sat in the assembly of that province from 1836 till 1847, and from 1851 till 1858. From the latter date he was a legislative councillor until 1867, when he became a senator of the Dominion.--His son, Simon H., journalist, born at East River, Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1848, was educated at the grammar school, New Glasgow, and at Pictou academy, and was admitted to the bar of Nova Scotia in 1865. He was elected to the provincial parliament for Pictou, Nova Scotia, and represented it from 1871 till 1882. He has been editor and proprietor of the Pictou "Colonial Standard" for many years.
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