Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
Abstracted from The Dominion Annual Register and Review












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ABBEY, J. – Employee of the Toronto Bolt Works – Died January 2, 1884 near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 84).

ABBOTT, Geo. M. - M.D. (1832) – Born February 10, 1808 – Died January 14, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – He served in the Texan army during the Mexican war – (Obit. 85).

ABBOTT, Hodson G. B. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 9y 6m 24d – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria(JRO 80-81).

ABEY, Harvey – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 12 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

ABNER, Lloyd – Died December 11, 1883 at White Rose, Ontario – Accident'ly sh'ts hims'f – (ADS 83).

ACHINTRE, Auguste – Journalist in Haiti and in Canada – Born in 1834 in Becanon, France – Died June 25, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

ADAMS, Geo. - Founder of Adamsville, Quebec – Died October 14, 1885 at Adamsville, Quebec aged 72 – (Obit. 85).

ADAMS, James R., of Dorchester, New Brunswick - Carpenter – Died February 8, 1884 at Calgary, N.W.T. - Murdured by Jesse Williams, a negro cook, who is hanged on March 29, 1884. – (JRO 84).

ADAMS, Wm. - Died March 2, 1886 near Bruce Mines, Ontario – Exposure – (ADS 86).

ADDEM, Edward – Died July 9, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Found dead with 8 serious wounds. An inquest results in a verdict of murder by parties unknown. – (JRO 86).

ADDISON, (Miss) – Died August 8, 1882 at Port Sydney, Nova Scotia – Drowned – (ADS 82).

ADOIN, Philip – Died February 23, 1886 near Stanbridge, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

ADZEME, Jno. - Died September 16, 1886 at Stellaron, Nova Scotia – Run over by a car – (ADS 86).

AGGETT, Geo. – Employee of the Toronto Bolt Works – Died January 2, 1884 near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 84).

AGGETT, John – Employee of the Toronto Bolt Works – Died January 2, 1884 near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 84).

AIKENS, Wm. - Died February 17, 1885 or earlier about 5 miles from Seaforth, Ontario – Found frozen to death having lost his way in a snow bank. – (JRO 85).

AIKMAN, Michael (Lt.-Col.) – ex-M.P.P. for Wentworth, in the U.C, Assembly 1838-40 – Born in 1797 – Died March 21, 1881 at Barton, Ontario – Son of Col. John Aikman, a U.E. Loyalist. – (Obit. 80-81).

ALDERSON, Jos – Died March 6, 1886 – Thrown out of a waggon – (ADS 86).

ALDWORTH, Alfred – Died March 30, 1886, Bowmanville, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (ADS 86).

ALEXANDER (Miss) – Died January 19, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

ALEXANDER, Isabella – Died May 11, 1879 at Courtenay Bay, New Brunswick – Killed by falling over the side of the railway wharf – Wife of the sexton of the St. John (N.B.) Presbyterian Church – (JRO 79).

ALEXANDER, James Lynne (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Church of England – Born in 1800 at Glenhead, Antrim, Ireland – Died August 22, 1879 at Grimsby, Ontario – Came to Canada with his parents when 16 years of age – (Obit. 79).

ALEXANDER, Robert – Died September 6, 1882, Valleyfield, Quebec – Found dead in the canal – (ADS 82).

ALEXANDER, Wm. – Died July 24, 1882, Chatham, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

ALLAN, Hugh (Sir), Kt. – Head of the ocean steamship and shipping firm of H. & A. Allan, of Montreal, Liverpool, Glasgow, &c. – Born September 26, 1810 at Saltcoats, Ayshire Scotland – Died December 9, 1882 at Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland – His remains were brought to Montreal for interment. The second son of Capt. Alex. Allan, who commanded a vessel trading between Greenock and Montreal. Came out to Canada in 1826 and established himself in Montreal – (Obit. 82).

ALLAN, John – Died November 26, 1883, Drumbo, Ontario – Crushed by a barn door – (ADS 83).

ALLAN, Matilda (Lady) (née Smith) – Died June 11, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec, aged 53 – Wife of Sir Hugh Allan of Ravenscrag, Montreal, to whom she was united in 1844. – (Obit. 80-81).

ALLAN, S. – Died August 3, 1883, Barrie, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

ALLAN, Selby, of Toronto, Ontario – Died August 3, 1883 in Kempendeldt Bay, near Barrie, Ontario – Drowned – Son of Senator G. W. Allan – (JRO 83).

ALLEN, A. (Mrs) – Died March 15, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Asphyxiated by coal gas – (ADS 83).

ALLEN, Alexander – Died March 15, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Asphyxiated by coal gas – (ADS 83).

ALLEN, Geo. Albert – Died July 15, 1882, Manotick, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

ALLEN, George Lytteton – Late Grand Master and Sovereing of the Orange Order in B.N.A – Died July 27, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 72 – (Obit. 82).

ALLEN, John – Died March 15, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Asphyxiated by coal gas – (ADS 83).

ALLEN, Laura (Mrs) – Died April 16, 1883, Belleville, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 83).

ALLEN, Matthew – Died April 8, 1883, Kingston, Ontario – Suicides while insane – (ADS 83).

ALLES, Cornelius, of Waterloo, Ontario – Died September 22, 1883 in Detroit, Michgan, U.S.A – Shot in the head by some party unknown. – (JRO 83).

ALLEYN, Richard (Hon.) – Judge of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed on January 26, 1884 – (PAPS Dominion 84).

ALLEYN, Richard (Hon.) – Puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec (1881-83) – Born in 1836 at Trabolgan, the seat of Lord Fermoy, Co. of Cork, Ireland – Died August 16, 1883 at St. Germain de Rimouski, Quebec – When very young, accompanied his father, the late Commander R. I. Alleyn, to Canada, and was educated in Quebec. His brother, Hon. Chas. Alleyn, Q.C., is the present Sheriff of Quebec. – (Obit. 83).

ALLISON, Edgar – Died June 2, 1886 near Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

ALLISON, Edward – Died August 20, 1879, Brunswick street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, aged 15 – Stabbed to death with a penknife by Rupert Lang, aged 11 – Allison was in Dr. Somer's employ as groom – (JRO 79).

ALMON, Cotton Mather – Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died February 5, 1883 at Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 37 – Third son of the Hon. Senator Almon – (Obit. 83).

ALMON, Henry Pryor (Rev.), D.C.L. (1873) – Born in May, 1837 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died November 24, 1880 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Fourth son of the late Hon. N. B. Almon – (Obit. 80-81).

AMBERY, John (Rev.), A. M. – Late Professor of Classics and Logic in Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario – Died November 19, 1878 in London, England – He was a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford, England – (Obit. 78).

AMER, Jacob – Born Glengarry, Ontario – Died August 2, 1878 in the County of Grey, Ontario, aged 100 years 4 months and 10 days – (JRO 78).

AMEY, Levi – Died November 7, 1882, Collinsby – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

AMSBURY, Minnie – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 17 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

AMYOT, E. P., of Montreal, Quebec – Died September 22, 1882 – Killed by the explosion of the steam boiler on the Richelieu steamer plying as a ferry boat between Lachine and Chateauguay Basin – (JRO 82).

AMYOT, Marguerite Alice Gertrude Pennée (Madame) – Died December 21, 1883 at Quebec – Wife of Guillaume Amyot, Esq., M.P. to whom she was married in 1874. – (Obit. 83).

ANDERSEN, John – Died April 21, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Smothered in a refinery – (ADS 83).

ANDERSON deaths are listed on a separate page.

ANDREWS, Fred. Americus, Q.C. - Advocate - Died July 7, 1885 in Quebec City aged 82 – (Obit. 85).

ANDREWS, Henry Ogden, Q.C. (1867) – Died March 25, 1884 at Leamington, England – He was called to the Bar of Lower Canada in 1830. – (Obit. 84).

ANDREWS, James – Peninsular veteran – Born Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland – Died January 10, 1882, Windsor, Quebec aged 101 – (DL 82).

ANDREWS, W. H. (Rev.), D.D. – Clergyman of the Presbyterian Church – Died March 30, 1879, Galt, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

ANGERS, Julie Marguerite (Madame), (née Chinic) – January 11, 1879 in Quebec City aged 32 – Wife of Hon. A. R. Angers, M.P., late Attorney General of Quebec, she was a daughter of Hon. Senator Chinic – (Obit. 79).

ANNING, Geo. – Died May 31, 1886 near St. John, New Brunswick – Nervous shock – (ADS 86).

ANNING, Geo. W., and Maria, a brother and sister – Died May 21, 1886 at St. John, New Brunswick – Died amid wretched and filthy surroundings. They had lived for 30 years amid abject poverty apparently, though possessed of property estimated at over $100,000. In 1885, they were compelled by the authorities to wash themselves. For many years the had not allowed water to touch their person except when drinking. – (JRO 86).

ANSLEY, George Doane – City Surveyor of Montreal (1876) – Born December 2, 1836 in Montreal, Quebec – Died September 22, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Died the result of an accident – He was a son of the late Rev. Amos Ansley, for many years incumbent of Hull, Quebec. – (Obit. 83).

ANTICKNAP, (Mrs.) – Died June 18, 1879, Arthur, Ontario – Killed by her husband who stroke her on the head with an axe. He later was acquitted on the ground of insanity – (JRO 79).

APPEL, David – Died July 21, 1886 at Bridgeport, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

ARCHAMBAULT, Alexandre – Advocate – Died July 12, 1879, L'Assomption, Quebec, aged 50 – (Obit. 79).

ARCHER, Henry – Died May 10, 1886 at Owen Sound, Ontario – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

ARCHIBALD, Edward Mortimer, C.B. (1865), K.C.M.G. (1883) – Born May 10, 1810 at Truro, Nova Scotia – Died February 8, 1884 at Bristol, England – He studied law under his father, an eminent Colonial jurist, and entered the British service as Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. – (Obit. 84).

ARKELL, Hattie (Miss) – Died July 16, 1883, Port Stanley, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

ARMITAGE, (Mrs.), a widow residing near Odessa – Died December 17, 1883 at Cataraqui, Ontario, 3 miles west of Kingston, aged 75 – Killed when the stage running between Kingston and Napanne colldes with a Grand Trunk train. – (JRO 83).

ARMITAGE, Jas. - Died June 10, 1884 in North Onslow, Quebec, about 8 miles from Quio – Fatally shot by a neighbour named Thos. Wolsely who is tried for murder and acquitted. – (JRO 84).

ARMSTRONG deaths are listed on a separate page.

ARNEIL, Wm. - Born in Ireland - Died August 31, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario aged 107 – (DL 86).

ARNOLD, Charles – Hybridist – Died April 21, 1883 at Paris, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

ARNOLD, Hy. – Died June 30, 1884 at South Wellington colliery, near Nanaimo, British Columbia – Killed when an explosion of gas occurs in shaft No. 3 – (JRO 84).

ARNOLD, Jos. E. – Died November 26, 1886 at Forest, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. – Died January 3, 1883 near Frome, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

ARSENAULT, Marcel – Died September 27, 1886 at Lower Village, New Brunswick – Dragged by a horse – (ADS 86).

ARTHUR, James Jr. (Mrs) – Died March 16, 1883, Hillier, Ontario – Frozen – (ADS 83).

ASHLEY, (Mrs.), an old woman – Died May 12, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Asphyxiates herself in the St. James Hotel by blowing out the gas and leaving the burner open – (JRO 80-81).

ASHTON, Edward – Died January 9, 1882, Columbia, Ontario – Caught in mill mach'ry – (ADS 82).

ASHURST, John S. - Died February 2, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Suicide by poisoning – (ADS 86).

ASSELIN, F. X. of St. Sauveur, Quebec – Died February 8, 1885 at Lake Simon, Quebec – Burned to death in a wooden shanty where he was sleeping. – (JRO 85).

ASTWOOD, E. F. (Capt.), of Bermuda – Died February 10, 1882 at sea between New York and Porto Rico, aged about 39 – Lost in the founder of the steamer Bahama in a hurricane – (JRO 82).

ATCHISON, Willie – Died July 4, 1886 at Brantford, Ontario aged 8 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

ATKINSON (Mrs. A., and two grandchildren), of Woodstock, New Brunswick – Died January 18, 1884 Devil's Bridge, near New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. – Lost in the wreck of the s. s. City of Columbus(JRO 84).

ATKINSON, Geo. – Died October 23, 1882, St. Thomas, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

ATKINSON, Jas. – Foreman in Mr. John Oliver's planing mill – Died February 12, 1881 in Toronto – Killed, being literally torn to pieces by the machinery – (JRO 80-81).

AUBERTIN, Antoine – Born in Quebec – Died July 27, 1886 at Boucherville, Quebec aged 98 – (DL 86).

AUGER, Esther – Died June 10, 1882, Quebec – Killed by lightning – (ADS 82).

AUGER, Louis A. – Official Assignee for the District of Iberville, in the Province of Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed on May 25, 1878 – (PAPS Dominion 78).

AUMOND, Joseph – Lumber merchant born in L'Assomption, Quebec – Born in 1810 at L'Assomption, Quebec – Died November 10, 1879 in Ottawa, Ontario – He is one of the early pionneers of the Ottawa Valley, he having first taken up his residence at Bytown, now Ottawa, when he was but 17 years of age – (Obit. 79).

AUSTIN, Hugh Whitchurch – Late Capt H. M.'s 56th Regt (Pompadours) – Died April 4, 1886 at Berthier en haut, Quebec – He was a son of the late Hon. Thos. Austin, of Chambly, Quebec. – (Obit. 86).

AVERY, John – Died June 20, 1883, Lake Erie, Ontario, aged 18 – Drowned – (ADS 83).

AYERS, Samuel – Died July 25, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 4 – Drowned in a cistern – (ADS 83).

AYLMER, Mary Eliza (Lady) (née Journeaux) – Died September 14, 1881, Melbourne, Quebec, aged 71 – Wife of the R. Hon. Lord Aylmer. – (Obit. 80-81).

AYOTTE, Louis, and 4 others – Died October 15, 1881, Duchesne Lake, near Ottawa, Ontario – Drowned by the upsetting of a boat – (JRO 80-81).

AYOTTE, Zéphirin – Died December 27, 1882 at Arthabaskaville, Quebec – Killed by Romain Chabot who was found guilty of the murder on March 2, 1883 and sentenced to be hanged, but his sentence is subsequently commuted for imprisonment for life. His son, Joseph Chabot, who participated in the murder, is sentenced to ten years' imprisonment. Napoleon Blanchet and Jas. Orr, also implicated, are released on bail. – (JRO 83).

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