Fonds MS9 - Charles N. Skinner Records

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Charles N. Skinner Records

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  • 1875 - 1891 (Creation)
    Skinner, Charles N.
    Saint John

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1 cm of textual records

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Charles N. Skinner was born March 12, 1833, at Saint John--the son of Samuel Skinner and Phoebe Sherwood Golding. He was educated in Saint John public schools, studied law, and was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1858. He settled and practiced law in Saint John. In 1865, he married Eliza Jane McLaughlin. Skinner died September 22, 1919, at Saint John, and was survived by his wife and seven children.

Skinner was elected to the House of Assembly as a Liberal member for Saint John in the General Election of June, 1861. He was defeated in the election of 1865; re-elected in 1866 and at a by-election in 1867. He resigned his seat in March, 1868, after being made a Judge of Probate for Saint John. In August, 1867, he was sworn in as a member of the Executive Council and made Solicitor General for the province. He retained this position until he resigned in March, 1868. Skinner was elected to the House of Commons in the General Election of 1887, and was re-elected in March 1891. In 1892, he was again appointed Judge of Probate for Saint John, and resigned upon becoming Recorder for the City of Saint John in 1894.

Skinner died September 22, 1919, at Saint John, and was survived by his wife and seven children.

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The fonds consists of correspondence that relate to both business and official matters of Charles N. Skinner.

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  • English

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society

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