Jesse Edgar Middleton

MIDDLETON, Jesse Edgar. b. Pilkington Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, 3 November 1872; d. Toronto, 27 May 1960. He was educated at Strathroy and Dutton, Ontario; he attended Ottawa Normal School and taught school (1892-95). He took a job in Cleveland, Ohio, as a proof-reader and copyist for a book publisher, before returning to Canada to the city of Quebec as a reporter for the Montreal Herald. After five years he joined the Mail and Empire in Toronto as a music critic, becoming a feature writer for the newspaper. From 1942 he continued in that role with Saturday Night magazine. He directed the choir at Centennial United Church in Toronto for forty years. Middleton also...

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