Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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BABBITT, J. (Mrs.) and Maggie Chestnut – Died July 29, 1882, St. John, New Brunswick – Drowned, Mrs Babbitt attempting to rescue Mrs. Chestnut after saving her daughter – (ADS 82).

BABBITT, Samuel W. – Cashier of the People's Bank, of N.B. – Born in 1813 in New Brunswick – Died December 14, 1880 at Fredericton, New Brunswick – (Obit. 80-81).

BABY, Clothilde Pinsonneault (Madame) – Died October 18, 1883 at Quebec – Relict of the Hon. François Baby, M.L.C. of Canada – (Obit. 83).

BACHAND, Pierre (Hon.) – Provincial Tresurer of the Province of Quebec – Born March 29, 1835 at Verchères, Quebec – Died November 3, 1878, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec – He married first, in 1859, Miss Delphine Dufort of Montreal (she died 1864); secondly, in 1868, Marie Louise, daughter of Louis Marchand, Esq., of the same city – (Obit. 78).

BACHANTE, Ovide – Died February 13, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec, aged 8 – Excessive use of liquor – (ADS 82).

BACKUS, Charles – Died June 14, 1883, Winnipeg, Manitoba, aged 34 – Smoth'd by potato bags – (ADS 83).

BAILEY deaths are listed on a separate page.

BAILLAIRGE, Jean François Xavier (Rev.) – R. C. priest – Born March 11, 1798 in Quebec – Died October 5, 1880, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

BAILLARGEON, Marie Genevieve Angele (Madame) – Died April 23, 1883 at Quebec aged 66 – Wife of Hon. Dr. Baillargeon, senator to whom she was married in 1842. She was the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Painchaid, of Quebec. – (Obit. 83).

BAIN, Henry – Died April 15, 1886 near Brussels, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BAIN, James (Rev., Presb.) – Born in September 1802 at Maderty, Perthshire, Scotland – Died December 9, 1885 at Markham, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1853. – (Obit. 85).

BAIN, Jean (Mrs.) – Native of Stirling, Scotland – Died August 23, 1883 at Strabane, Ontario aged 71 – Reclict of the late Mr. Walter Bain, and mother of Thomas Bain, Esq., M.P. – (Obit. 84).

BAIRD, M. R. - A commercial traveller – Died December 1, 1884 near Golden City, British Columbia – Shot dead by some unknown person and his body robbed of $4500. – (JRO 84).

BAISLEY (Mrs.) – Died in September, 1885 in Sackville, New Brunswick aged 105 – (DL 85).

BAKER, Annie May, dressmaker – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 15 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BAKER, Chas., of Montreal, Quebec - Steamfitter – Died May 8, 1885 in Toronto bay – Drowned by upsetting of a boat – (JRO 85).

BAKER, F. H. – Editor of a paper called the Mayflower, formerly published at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died in November, 1885 in Massachusetts, U.S.A. – (Obit. 85).

BAKER, Godfrey Phipps – Postmaster of Ottawa – Born in 1822 at Shooter's Hill, Woolwich, England – Died March 16, 1882 at Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

BAKER, J. – Died February 12, 1883, Upton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BALCAM, Henry – ex-M.P.P. for Halifax in N.S. Assembly – Died July 12, 1882 at Salmon River, Nova Scotia, aged 78 – (Obit. 82).

BALDROW (Mrs.) – Died September 16, 1883, London, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BALDWIN – Judge of Probate, Gloucester, New Brunswick – deceased – Sussessor appointed on July 5, 1882 – (PAPS New Brunswick 82).

BALDWIN – Registrar of Deeds and Wills, Gloucester, New Brunswick – deceased – Sussessor appointed on May 30, 1882 – (PAPS New Brunswick 82).

BALDWIN, Augusta (Miss.) – Died May 9, 1884 at St. John's, Quebec aged 63 – She was a daughter of the first Anglican Rector of St. John's – (Obit. 84).

BALDWIN, Frank – Died August 18, 1883, Romney, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BALDWIN, Robert – Late Presdt. of the Toronto Y.M.C.A – Born April 17, 1834 in Toronto, Ontario – Died December 9, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – He was a son of the late Hon. Robert Baldwin, C.B., at one time Prime Minister of Canada. – (Obit. 85).

BALDWIN, Sherwood – Died April 18, 1882, Gananoque, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BALL, David – Died May 18, 1880, Skaget river, B.C. – Drowned by the swamping of a canoe – (JRO 80-81).

BALL, Frederick Augustus – Prominent citizen of Toronto – Born in 1824 at Locust Grove, Niagara, Ontario, of U.E. loyalist stock – Died February 7, 1885 at Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario – He married in 1847 Mary Eleanor, youngest daughter of the late Col. the Hon. Samuel Smith, M.E.C. – (Obit. 85).

BALL, James – Died January 8, 1885 at Knowlton, Quebec aged 97 – He was one of the oldest Freemasons in the Province of Quebec – (Obit. 85).

BALL, Margaret (Mrs.) (née Frey) – Native of the Township of Niagara, Ontario – Died November 2, 1886 at Merritton, Ontario aged 97 – She was the relict of the late Mr. Jno. C. Ball, of Niagara. She was of a loyalist family, who came from the Mohawk Valley at the Revolution. Her father, Capt. Bernard Frey, was killed by a cannon ball in a street in the town of Niagara during the bombardment of that place by the American fort opposite in the war of 1812. – (Obit. 86).

BALSON – Harbour Master for St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Deceased, successor appointed on May 6, 1884 – (PAPS Dominion 84).

BANBRU, E. – Died January 7, 1883, Laprairie, Quebec, aged 11 – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BANDERETT, Henry – Died December 6, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Suicide by poison – (ADS 83).

BARBER, Alexander – Workman in the woollen mill of Moorehouse, Dodds & Co. – Died November 11, 1879, Glen Tay, near Perth, Ontario – Caught in the machinery of the mill and torn to pieces – (JRO 79).

BARBER, Edward Cawdell – A superannuated public servant – Born July 8, 1841 in Toronto, Ontario – Died July 15, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – He was the son of the late G. A. Barber, esq., of Toronto – (Obit. 85).

BARBER, George – Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Guelph Fire Brigade – Died October 17, 1879, Guelph, Ontario – Accidentally killed by a freight train at the Huskishon street crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway – (JRO 79).

BARBER, Jas. Rixon – Genl. Supt. C. P. & M. Co. – Died February 9, 1885 at Cobourg, Ontario aged 60 – (Obit. 85).

BARBER, John – Died July 10, 1882 at Fredericton, New Brunswick – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BARBERIE, Francis – Died October 25, 1886 at Brownsburg, Quebec aged 99 – (DL 86).

BARBOUR, Wm. - Supt. of Lights, Dept. of Marine (1883) – Born October 16, 1831 – Died December 17, 1885 at Lévis, Quebec – He emigrated to Quebec in 1855. – (Obit. 85).

BARKER, Cephas (Rev.) – Born in 1818 at Chatham, England – Died November 14, 1881, London, Ontario – Had been 44 years in the service of the Bible Christian Church, labouring in England, P.E.I. and Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

BARKER, Edward John – M.D., Registrar of the City of Kingston, Ontario (1871) – Born December 31, 1799 in Islington, London, England – Died April 27, 1884 at Pittsburgh, Ontario – He emigrated to Kingston in 1832 – (Obit. 84).

BARKER, T. Fred., of St. John, New Brunswick, of the firm of T. B. Barker & Sons, merchants. – Died March 26, 1879 near the Sussex Railway Station, New Brunswick – Discovered dead in a creek. He his supposed to have fallen off the rear of a train as it was crossing the creek – (JRO 79).

BARLEE, Rev. George – Formerly Rector of East Chiltington, Sussex, England – Died April 2, 1878. Peterboro', Ontario, aged 44 – (Obit. 78).

BARLOW, E. M. ( Miss) – Died August 2, 1882, Danville, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BARLOW, Robt. – Late chief draughtsman, Canadian Geological Survey – Born February 18, 1813 at Margate, England – Died February 17, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1854. Father of Mr. Scott Barlow, the present chief draughtsman of the survey. – (Obit. 83).

BARNARD, Edward – Advocate – Died June 14, 1885 at Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. aged 79 – He held for many years the office of Prothonotary and Clk of the Crown at Three Rivers, Quebec – (Obit. 85).

BARNES – Died August 14, 1882, Summit, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BARNES, James – Publisher of the Presbyterian Witness, Halifax, N.S. – Died May 19, 1883, Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 63 – (Obit. 83).

BARNES, John – Died November 2, 1883, Dutton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BARNES, Lewis – Died April 7, 1880. Dillonton, Quebec – Killed when a platform falls about 30 feet in the Huntington Copper Mine – (JRO 80-81).

BARNHART, Noah – A well known business man – Born February 12, 1818 – Died September 10, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the son of a U. E. Loyalist. – (Obit. 83).

BARNSTON, George – Retired factor of the Hudson's Bay Co. – Born in 1800 in Edinburgh, Scotland – Died March 14, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1820. When in British Columbia he established the first factory in existence on the Fraser River. – (Obit. 83).

BARNSTON, John George, B.C.L., M.P.P for Cariboo in British Columbia Assembly (1872-75) – Born April 17, 1835 at Martin's Falls, H.B.T. – Died December 22, 1883 in Victoria, British Columbia – He was a son of the late Geo. Barnston, Esq. (see preceding). – (Obit. 83).

BARRETT, T. – Born in Limerick, Ireland – Died March, 1881, Camden, Ontario, aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

BARRETTE (Miss) – Died August 22, 1882, Napierville, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BARRETTE, Joseph (Rev.) – R. C. clegyman – Born in 1809 at St. Cuthbert, Quebec – Died January 17, 1879, St. Ligori, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

BARRIE, William (Rev.), D.D. – Presbyterian clergyman – Born in 1800 at Gateside, Fifeshire, Scotland – Died July 2, 1879, Guelph, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BARRON, Fredk. Wm., M.A. (1845) – Principal of Upper Canada College (1843-56) – Born in 1806 in England – Died February 2, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – He was of Irish Descent, the elder branch of his family being said to be represented in the person of Sir Hy. Winston Barron, of Wexford, Ireland. He sailed for Canada about 1834. His only son, Mr. J. A. Barron, Barrister, is now M.P. for North Victoria in the House of Commons. – (Obit. 86).

BARRON, Robt. – Died October 3, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario aged 50 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BARRY (Miss), of Glasgow, Scotland – Died July 10, 1884 at Valois, on Lake St. Louis, about 14 miles above Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (JRO 84).

BARRY, Capt., first mate of the barque Eblana, and 5 of the crew – Died March 8, 1880, Nigger Head, New Brunswick – Drowned – (JRO 80-81).

BARTLETT, Wm. Russell – For many years Visiting Supt. and Commr. of Indian Affairs at Toronto – Born at Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. – Died December 24, 1885 at Toronto, Ontario aged 82 – He came to Canada when 10 years of age. – (Obit. 85).

BARTLEY, W. P. – Iron-founder – Died April 11, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 68 – (Obit. 85).

BARWICK, Hugh Crawford – Banker – Born April 3, 1816 at Greenock, Scotland – Died October 22, 1882 at St. Catharines, Ontario – Son of the late Maj. Jas. Barwick, of the 79th Highlanders, who settled in Blandford, Oxford, Ontario in 1833 – (Obit. 82).

BASKERVILLE, John – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 26 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BATE, Daisy (Miss) – Died August 5, 1881, Thurso, Quebec – Accidentally drowned – Daughter of Mr H. N. Bate, of Ottawa, Ontario – (JRO 80-81).

BATES – Died November 13, 1882, Yamachiche, Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BATES & wife – Died January 23, 1886 near Allanburg, Ontario – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

BATESON, Henry W. – Died November 8, 1886 at Harrison River, B.C. – Shot accidentally by C. Atherton – (ADS 86).

BATZNER, Ida – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 17y 6m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BAUDRY, Isidore (Rev., R.C.) - Born March 17, 1813 at Luçon, Vendee, France – Died April 17, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1849. – (Obit. 84).

BAUER, Charles – Died October 5, 1882 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BAXTER, Alex. Browne (Lt.-Col.) – Commanding the 24th ''Kent'' Batt. of Volunteer Infantry (1878-86), and Chief of Police, Chatham, Ontario – Native of Edinburgh, Scotland – Died February 4, 1886 at Chatham, Ontario aged 65 – He came to Canada in 1835. – (Obit. 86).

BAXTER, Clarissa and a sibling – Died August 22, 1883 – Poisonned by strychnine – George Dingman, a druggist's clerk at Mount Brydges, Ontario, is found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to six months' imprisonment. Asked for santonine, a worm medicine, he gave strychnine, which was administered to the children. – (JRO 84, see page 368).

BAXTER, Elijah – Died February 1, 1886 at St. Thomas, Ontario – Bleeds to death – (ADS 86).

BAXTER, John I. (Rev., Presb., retired) – Born in 1802 in Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland – Died January 1, 1886 at Truro, Nova Scotia – He came to Nova Scotia when 18 years of age. – (Obit. 86).

BAXTER, John J. (Rev., Presbyterian, superannuated) – Died in December 1885 at Truro, Nova Scotia aged 83 – (Obit. 85).

BAYFIELD, Henry Wolsey (Admiral) – Born January 21, 1795 at Hull, Yorkshire, England – Died February 10, 1885 at Charlottetown, P.E.I – He was the scion of an ancient English family, of Bayfield Hall, Norfolk. He resided for 14 years in the City of Quebec, viz., form 1827 to 1841, when he removed to Charlottetown, which continued to be his home until his death. He married in 1838 Fanny, only daughter of Gen. Chas. Wright. – (Obit. 85).

BAYLEY, Benjamin (Rev.), M.A. – Head Master of the London (Ont.) High School and asst. Minister of Christ Church in that city – Died January 17, 1879, London, Ontario, aged 75 – Came to Canada about 1839 – (Obit. 79).

BAYNE – Prof. Of Physics, Chemistry and Geometry in R.M.C., Kingston – Deceased, successor appointed on November 26, 1886 – (PAPS Dominion 86).

BAYNE, Herbert A., M.A. (1872), Ph.D. – Prof of Physics, Chemistry and Geology in the R. M. College, Kingston (1879-86) – Born in 1846 in Nova Scotia – Died September 18, 1886 at Pictou, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 86).

BAZALGETTE, Jas. Arnold (Capt.) – Retired officer – Born in 1825 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died January 6, 1879 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – He was a son of the late Col. Bazalguette, of Halifax – (Obit. 79).

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