Hutchinson, Robert

Birth Name Hutchinson, Robert
Gender male
Age at Death 63 years, 11 months, 13 days


Dictionary of Canadian Biography says:

"HUTCHINSON, ROBERT, merchant, officeholder, and politician; b. 19 Jan. 1802 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., son of Samuel Hutchinson and Elizabeth Wilder; m. 24 May 1829 Susanna Harvie, and they had two surviving daughters; d. 30 April 1866 at his home in Charlottetown.

After the death of his father in 1803, Robert Hutchinson was brought up by his mother who kept a tavern in Charlottetown. At an early age Robert opened a dry goods and groceries store in that town. In 1829 he was appointed jailer of Queens County jail. During the 15 years he occupied this post he continued his business across the street but resided in the prison with his wife who acted as matron. In 1844, when his father-in-law, Nicholas Harvie, was appointed jailer, Hutchinson advertised the opening of a new store."

by Mary K. Cullen

The Islander – Oct 6, 1865

On Monday 2nd inst., at her residence in town, in the 64th year of her age, Susan, the beloved wife of Robert Hutchman, Esq., late Mayor of this city. Endeared to them, by her many Christian virtues, her memory will be long and sincerely cherished by her suffering family and friends.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth January 19, 1802 Prince Edward Island, Canada bap. Charlottetown  
Death 1866 Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hutchinson, Samuel1803
Mother Wilder, Elizabeth
    Sister     Hutchinson, Mary 1794
    Brother     Hutchinson, James Wilder October 6, 1794
    Brother     Hutchinson, William Sr. 1794 December 1869
         Hutchinson, Robert January 19, 1802 1866
    Sister     Hutchinson, Isabel 1801