Wondering if this R. J. HEWTON is related to your line.
Here is what I have found so far on him.
Wondering if R. J. HEWTON, M. A. is connected to your family. Have not found him in 1881 census yet or 1901.
STANSTEAD JOURNAL VITAL STATISTICS - 1876-1890 Page 128. MARRIAGE - HEWTON-HOWE In the Parish church, Hatley, Jan. 5, 1886 by REV. ALBERT STEVENS, R. J. HEWTON, M.A. Principal of the ST. JOHNS High School, to MINNIE, eldest daughter of EDWIN HOWE, ESQ. of Hatley. ======================= STANSTEAD JOURNAL VITAL STATISTICS 1876-1890 Page 177. BIRTH - HEWTON In Sherbrooke Sept. 8, 1889, a son to MR. & MRS. R. J. HEWTON ======================= STANSTEAD JOURNAL VITAL STATISTICS 1891-1905 Page 119. BIRTH - HEWTON At Richmond Jan 6, 1899, the wife of CAPT. R. S. HEWTON, M. A., Inspector of Schools, of a son. ===================== Friday, October 24, 1890, Volume XXXVI, number 46: Page 2: Teachers Association The annual convention of the Protestant Teachers' Association of the Province of Quebec was held in Montreal on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week.The first day was fine but the weather the remaining two days was wretched.The attendance was large and fairly representative.Many valuable papers were read and discussed and several excellent addresses were delivered on educational topics. Mr. A.L. Gilman, principal of Knowlton Academy, read an interesting paper, in which he severely condemned the Pension Fund Act, which assesses the teachers a percentage on their salaries.Mr. Gilman denounced the system as unfair to the great body of teachers who will never receive any benefit from the fund. Dr. Robins and Rev. E.I. Rexford were reelected to represent the Protestant teachers on the Pension Fund Board. President Rexford's annual address was a splendid deliverance worthy of the man and the occasion.The chief interest of the convention centered in Premier Mercier's address. The Premier was given a most cordial reception by the teachers, who recognize in him a powerful friend and champion of education.Mr. Mercier dealt eloquently with the great question of education and was warmly applauded.
Principal R. J. HEWTON of Sherbrooke was reelected to represent the Protestant teachers for another year on the Council of Public Instruction.This valuable concession to the teachers was cheerfully made by Premier Mercier two years ago. Rev. E.I. Rexford was reelected president; Dr. Robins, Dr. Harper and Dr. Kelly were elected vice presidents, Mr. Parmelee reelected recording secretary, and Mr. Arthy corresponding secretary.The convention was very successful and ought to prove an inspiration to the teachers who attended.