Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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BEAR, Freeman – Died September 20, 1886 at Sherbrooke, Quebec – Suicide by taking Paris green – (ADS 86).

BEATLY, Thos. – Died December 3, 1886 at Buckingham, Quebec – Killed by a mine explosion – (ADS 86).

BEATON, Henry A. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 7 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BEATON, Lilian – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 14 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BEATON, Mrs – a widow – Died April, 1879, Boularderie, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, aged 104 – (JRO 79).

BEATTIE (Constable) – Of the Montreal, Quebec Police – Died September 20, 1885 – Dies from the effects of wounds received in an assault made upon him by roughs on August 6. – (JRO 85).

BEATTIE, Chas. – Died November 14, 1878, Peel, below Florenceville, New Brunswick – Burnt to death when a a passenge widow r train is thrown off the track and the passenger car rolls down an embankment, catching fire at the same time – (JRO 78).

BEATTIE, John – Collector of Royalties on Coal, in the County of Albert (New Brunswick) – deceased – Successor appointed on May 6, 1878 – (PAPS New Brunswick 78).

BEATTIE, Wm – a boy – Died November 14, 1878, Peel, below Florenceville, New Brunswick – Burnt to death when a a passenger train is thrown off the track and the passenger car rolls down an embankment, catching fire at the same time – (JRO 78).

BEAUBIEN, J. O. (Honorable) – Representing the electoral district of La Durantaye, Legislative Council of the Province of Quebec – deceased – Successor appointed on May 28, 1878 – (PAPS Quebec 78).

BEAUBIEN, Pierre – M.D. – Born August 13, 1796 at St. Antoine de la Baie du Febvre, Quebec – Died January 9, 1881, Outremont, Montreal, Quebec – He married in 1829 Marie Justine Casgrain, relict of the late Dr. C. Butler Maguire, R.N., and a daughter of the late O. Casgrain, Esq., Seigneur of Rivière Ouelle. One of his sons is Hon. L. Beaubien, M.P.P., late Speaker of the Quebec Assembly. – (Obit. 80-81).

BEAUCHAMP, D. – Died June 17, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BEAUDEAU – Died July 6, 1883, Hull, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BEAUDOIRE, Edouard – a Frenchman, lately arrived in Canada – Died June 12, 1878 in Quebec City – Killed in a labour riot when the troops fire on the mob – (JRO 78).

BEAUDRY, J. L. – Member of the Legislative Council, Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed on October 15, 1886 – (PAPS Quebec 86).

BEAUDRY, Jean Louis (Hon.) – M.L.C. of Quebec (1867-86) – Born March 27, 1809 at Ste Anne des Plaines, Quebec – Died June 25, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

BEAUDRY, M. - Born in Quebec – Died December 26, 1884 at St. Sauveur, Quebec aged 107 – (DL 84).

BEAUMONT, Pierre (Rev.) – Curé of St. Jean Baptiste des Ecureuils – Born in 1808 in Quebec – Died September 24, 1879, St. Jean Baptiste, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

BEAUPRÉ, Joseph Edouard – Registrar of Montcalm, Quebec – Born in 1817 at L'Assomption, Quebec – Died December 21, 1880, St. Julienne, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

BECHER, Henry Corry Rowlet, Q.C. (1856) – Born in 1817 in London, England – Died July 6, 1885 at Falmouth, England – He came to Canada in 1835 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1841. He was called to the Eng. Bar in 1882. – (Obit. 85).

BECK, Arthur Romeyn (Lieut.), R.N. – Born February 11, 1855 at Cobourg, Ontario – Died 1880 – Lost at sea – Son of Rev. J. W. R. Beck, Rector of Peterborough, Ontario, by Georgina, daughter of late Hon. G. S. Boulton, M.L.C. – (Obit. 80-81).

BECKER, Christian and his young son – Died June 27, 1880, Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (JRO 80-81).

BECKET, John C. – Printer and publisher – Born May 14, 1810 at Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland – Died September 5, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Mr. Becket emigrated to America in 1831, and landed in New York, where he worked for a few months. Thence he removed to Montreal, and established himself in the printing business – (Obit. 79).

BECKNER, G., of Quebec – Porter – Died February 10, 1882 at sea between New York and Porto Rico – Lost in the founder of the steamer Bahama in a hurricane – (JRO 82).

BECKWITH – Member of the Legislative Council, New Brunswick – deceased – Sussessor appointed on May 25, 1882 – (PAPS New Brunswick 82).

BECKWITH, John A. (Hon.) – M. L. C. of N. B. (1874) – Born December 1, 1800 at Fredericton, New Brunswick – Died November 23, 1880 at Fredericton, New Brunswick – (Obit. 80-81).

BEDARD – Died May 21, 1886 at Rigaud, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BEDARD, John – Carpenter – Died September 16, 1879 in Quebec City – Falls from the large dome in the central front of the new Parliament building and is instantly killed – (JRO 79).

BEDFORD, Gordon B. – Ledger Clerk in the Canadian Bank of Commerce – Died August 16, 1879, Toronto Bay, Toronto, Ontario – Son of Admiral Bedford, of the Royal Navy – Accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat.– (JRO 79).

BEECROFT (Mrs.) – Died September 16, 1882, London West, Ontario – Burned to death – Wife of Frank Beecroft – (ADS 82).

BEER, Hy. (Lt.-Col.) – Mayor of Charlottetown, P.E.I. (1885-86), commanding 82nd Batt., V. I. – Born June 7, 1835 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Died September 2, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – He was the second son of the late Hon. Geo. Beer – (Obit. 86).

BEGAULT, Octave – Died May 18, 1882 near Rivière du Loup (en bas), Quebec – Lost when the steamer Progress is destroyed by fire – (JRO 82).

BEIRNS, Arthur – Died December 5, 1883, Hawtree (= Hawtrey?), Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BELANGER, Alex – Died June 13, 1883 in Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BÉLANGER, Edouard – Died April 30, 1885 in the river Saskatchewan aged 20 – Drown by the upsetting of his canoe – Son of Factor Bélanger, of the H's. B. Co., Cumberland House. – (JRO 85).

BÉLANGER, Mad. (née Houde) – Born Quebec – Died March 27, 1882 St. Jean P. Joli, Quebec aged 101 – (DL 82).

BELANGER, Pierre (Rev., R.C.) - Curé of Rigaud, Quebec – Died April 10, 1884 in Rigaud, Quebec aged 60. – (Obit. 84).

BELCHER, Thos. Deanes – Late Govt Superintending engineer, Newcastle Dist. and Trent navigation works – Died April 12, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 36 – (Obit. 86).

BELDING, D. – boy – Died June 13, 1883, Assaganee, New Brunswick – Eaten by a bear – (ADS 83).

BELFLEUR, L. – Died May 26, 1880, White Rapids, St. John river, New Brunswick – Drowned – (JRO 80-81).

BELFORD, Charles– Journalist – Born April 25, 1837 in Cork, Ireland – Died December 19, 1880, Ottawa, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1857, and became assistant editor of the Toronto Leader, of which his grand-uncle, Mr. James Beaty, sen., late M.P., was the proprietor. Married with children. – (Obit. 80-81).

BELL – Sheriff, County of Halifax, Nova Scotia – Deceased, successor appointed on April 23, 1883 – (PAPS Nova Scotia 83).

BELL-SMITH, John – Painter – Born in 1810 in London, England – Died December 30, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Came to Canada in 1866. – (Obit. 83).

BELL, J. W. – Died May 24, 1882, Carleton, New Brunswick – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BELL, James (Rev.) – Superannuated Methodist clergyman – Died May 31, 1879, London, Ontario, aged 68 – (Obit. 79).

BELL, John – A.M., M.D. – Born in 1845 in the Township of Toronto, Ontario – Died March 29, 1878 at Hamilton, Ontario – Dr. Bell was a son of Rev. Andrew Bell, an early pioneer in Canadian Geology and a brother of Dr. Robert Bell of the Canadian Geological Survey – (Obit. 78).

BELL, John – Died July 31, 1886 at Scarboro Junction, Ontario, aged 38 – Fractures his skull – (ADS 86).

BELL, Joseph – High Sheriff of the County of Halifax, Nova Scotia (1871) – Died April 24, 1883 at Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 64. – (Obit. 83).

BELL, Wm. – Died November 3, 1886 at Harrisburg, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BELLEAU, Jean C. – Late Collector of Customs at Gaspé, Quebec – Died in January 1885 at Gaspé, Quebec aged 75 – He was out as a ''patriot'' in 1837. – (Obit. 85).

BELLEAU, Marie Remo Josephte (Lady) (née Gauvreau) – Born in 1811 – Died December 11, 1884 in Quebec - Wife of the Hon. Sir Narcisse Fortunat Belleau, K.C.M.G., formerly prime Minister of Canada, and subsequently for some years Lieut.-Governor of the Province of Quebec to whom she was married in 1835. She was a daughter of M. Louis Gauvreau, at one time representative of the County of Quebec in the Lower Canada Assembly, by Marie Josephte Vanfelson, sister of Mr. Justice Vanfelson. – (Obit. 84).

BELLEAU, Siméon (Rev.) – Born March 12, 1814 at Ste. Foye, Quebec – Curé of Ste. Croix, Quebec – Died April 14, 1880, Ste. Croix, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

BELLEFONTAINE – Harbour Master of Arichat, including West Arichat, Nova Scotia – Deceased, successor appointed on May 6, 1884 – (PAPS Dominion 84).

BELLEMARRE, Napoléon – Shoemaker – Died June 22, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – Killed when a wall of a building on fire falls on the hotel adjoining. – (JRO 84).

BELLER, John – German Mennonite farmer – Seen alive for the last time on September 1, 1884 – On September 5, 1884, in the village of Topping, in the township of Ellice, Ontario, are discovered some human remains in the ashes of a log fire, which are supposed to be those of John Beller. Beller, his wife, and a younger brother lived together on Beller's farm. The wife is suspected of being too intimate with the younger brother. The did not mention John's absence to any one until a few days after he went missing, when John's parents and elder brother, who lived near, were told, and a search for him was commenced, which resulted in the finding of the human remains. An inquest concludes that there is no evidence to show whose bones they are and that there is not sufficient evidence to commit any person or persons. – (JRO 84).

BELLEVEAU, J. – Died January 3, 1883 near Rogersville, New Brunswick – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BELLEVILLE, Mrs. – Died December 31, 1879, Cowansville, Quebec, aged 112 – (JRO 79).

BELLYEA, R. (Mr. and Mrs., and two children), Canadians – 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).

BENAIS, G. - Died April 6, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Smothered – (ADS 86).

BENARD, Silas – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

BENDER, Jacob – Died April 26, 1882, Newbridge, Ontario – Mill accident – (ADS 82).

BENGRETH, Wm. - Died June 17, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 45 – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

BENJAMIN, Mary (Mrs.) – Died January 1, 1885 at Odessa, Ontario aged 100 – (DL 85).

BENNETT, C. G. – An Englishman – Died March 5, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 40 – Commits suicide in Montreal in a fit of depression owing to being out of employment – (JRO 85).

BENNETT, George – Died July 23, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Hanged for the murder of George Brown – (JRO 80-81).

BENNETT, Isaac – Waiter on the steamer AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

BENNETT, Preston – M.P.P. for Yale in the B.C. Assembly (1878) – Born near London, England – Died August 11, 1882 at Kamloops, British Columbia – Was an early immigrant to British Columbia – (Obit. 82).

BENNY, James – Member of the hardware firm of Peck, Benny & Co., Montreal – Died March 17, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 83).

BENOIT, Saml. – Late manager of La Banque Nationale, Ottawa – Died April 28, 1883 at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec aged 53 – (Obit. 83).

BENSON, Jas. Rea (Hon.) – Businessman, politician – Born in 1807 – Died March 18, 1885 at St. Catharines, Ontario – His son, Fredk. Wm. is a Captain in the 5th Dragoon Guards. – (Obit. 85).

BENSON, W. Thos. – M.P. for South Grenville in House of Commons (1882-5) – Born in 1828 at Parkside, Westmoreland, England – Died June 8, 1885 at Cardinal, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

BERESFORD, Matilda (Mrs.) (née Hinks) - Died January 1, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 45 – Relict of Capt. Henry Clement de la Boer Beresford, 3rd West India Regt., and younger daughter of Hon. Sir F. Hinks, C.B., K.C.M.G. – (Obit. 84).

BERGERON, Norbert – Engineer of the steam-tug Dauntless – Died November 8, 1879 in Montreal – Scalded to death by the bursting of a steam pipe while the tug is taking a tow – (JRO 79).

BERGIN, Martin, one of the Molly Maguires – Died January 16, 1879, Pottsville, Pennsylvania – Hanged for the murder of Patrick Burns at Tuscarora, Pennsylvania, in 1870. Bergin was living in St. Catharines, Ontario at the time of his arrest in the fall of 1877 – (JRO 79).

BERRY, Alice (Mrs.) - Born in Wexford, Ireland – Died December 30, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 96 – (DL 84).

BERTHELOT, Jules Randolphe – Prothonotary of the Dist. of Terbonne, Quebec – Born in 1822 – Died December 2, 1884 at Ste. Scholastique, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

BERTRAND, H. – Died May 11, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec, aged 90 – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BERUBE, J. B. – Died May 18, 1882, near Rivière du Loup (en bas), Quebec – Lost when the steamer Progress is destroyed by fire – (JRO 82).

BEST, David – Died February 21, 1884 at Walkerton, Ontario aged 30 – During a heavy wind storm the door of the barn where he is working is suddenly blown too with such violence that, striking him on the head, it kills him instantly. – (JRO 84).

BETHUNE, Alexander Neil (The Right Revd.), D.D., D.C.L. – Anglican Bishop of Toronto – Born August 28, 1800 at Williamsburg, Charlottenburg, Glengarry, Ontario – Died February 3, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – The body is taken from the residence of the deceased, in Windsor Place, to St. James' Cathedral, where the impressive service for the dead is read, and thence to the Union Railwy Station, to be conveyed to Cobourg for interment – (Obit. 79).

BETHUNE, Angus, of Toronto, Ontario – Died April 18, 1884 at sea – Killed as a result of the collision of the steamer State of Florida with the barque Ponema – (JRO 84).

BETHUNE, James, LL.B., Q.C. - Born July 7, 1840 in Glengarry, Ontario – Died December 18, 1884 at his residence, Stormont Lodge, Toronto, Ontario – He was descended form a family of loyalists. – (Obit. 84).

BÉTOURNAY, Louis (Hon.), – Puisne Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba – Born November 13, 1825 at St. Lambert, Quebec – Died October 30, 1879, Winnipeg, Manitoba – (Obit. 79).

BETTRIDGE, Wm. (Rev.), B.D. – Clergyman of the Church of England – Born August 30, 1791 in Warwickshire, England – Died November 21, 1879 at Strathroy, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1834 – (Obit. 79).

BETTS, J. E. (Rev., Methodist) – Died May 9, 1884 at Richmond Hill, Ontario aged 60 – (Obit. 84).


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