Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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BRACKEN, Michael – Died July 24, 1882, Chatham, New Brunswick – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BRADHUR, T. W. – Died December 5, 1883, Deseronto, Ontario – Drowned while skating – (ADS 83).

BRADLEY, Edward – Night watchman for the Canada Bank Note Co. – Died August 20, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – Suffocated to death by smoke from a fire which extends to the building where he was working. – (JRO 85).

BRADLEY, John – Died June 22, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BRADLEY, Joseph – A young man – Died April 24, 1885 at Brampton, Ontario – Sits down on a railway track and is killed by a passing train – (JRO 85).

BRAGG, Mr. – Died August 28, 1882, Ailsa Craig, Ontario – Accidentally shot by Rev. Mr. Turner – (ADS 82).

BRAKEN, Henry – Died May 28, 1886 in Ste Cunégonde, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BRAULT, Pierre – Born Quebec – Died in September, 1882 in St. Sebastian, Quebec, aged 111 – (DL 82).

BRAUN, Antoine Nicholas (Rev., of the Order of Jesus) – Born February 5, 1815 at St. Avold, Lorraine (then in Prussia, today in France) – Died February 1, 1885 at Sault-aux-Recollets, Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1851. – (Obit. 85).

BRAZEAU, G. W., interpreter and guide to the North-West Mounted Police – Died May 25, 1880, Fort Saskatchewan, N.W.T – Accidentally shot while cleaning a Winchester rifle – (JRO 80-81).

BRECKENRIDGE, James (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Canada Presbyterian Church – Born in Argyleshire, Scotland – Died December 10, 1879, Streetsville, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BREEZE, Thomas – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 32 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BREHAUT, Wm. Henry– Joint Clerk of the Crown and Peace – Born November 24, 1809 at St. Roch, Quebec – Died January 20, 1880 at Three Rivers, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

BRENNAN, M. – Canadian Voyageur who accompanied Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon, Ottawa Division – Died during the expedition in 1884 or 1885 – (Appendix 3, 1884)

BRENO, Mrs. – Died August 30, 1879, Prescott, Ontario aged 109 – (JRO 79).

BRETT, Wm. – Died December 11, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BRIDGE, Charles – Died February 25, 1882, Kingston, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BRIDGEN (Miss.) – Died May 18, 1884 at Sharbot Lake, Ontario – Perished in the fire the house of Geo. Peters, caused by a lighted coal oil lamp. – (JRO 84).

BRIERE, Jean – Died June 26, 1882, Lachine, Ontario (or rather Quebec?) – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BRIGHT, Geo. – Died June 25, 1886 near St. Catharines, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BRIGHTLAND, Fred – Died August 10, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BRILLANT – Died November 14, 1883 in Quebec – Railway accident Died May (ADS 83).

BRINIQUET (Mad.) – Born in Quebec – Died in August, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario aged 102 – (DL 86).

BRISCOE, Nathan – Died July 3, 1882, Ernestown, Ontario – Stung to death by bees – (ADS 82).

BRISSON, Louis – Died September 8, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Struck by a derrick. – (ADS 86).

BRITTON, George – Died August 27, 1883, Gananoque, Ontario – Struck by a derrick – (ADS 83).

BRODIE, Jas. – Died April 30, 1882, Pipestone Creek, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BROIS – Died April 18, 1879, near New Liverpool, Quebec – One of four men and two boys drowned by the upsetting of a market boat – (JRO 79).

BROMHALL, Thos. – Died June 27, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BROOKE, Rev. John M., D.D. – Chaplain to the Legislative Council, N.B. – Born 1809 at Borrowstowness, Scotland – Died January 16, 1882 at Fredericton, New Brunswick – (Obit. 82).

BROOKS, Alphonse, C.E. – Contractor – Born January, 1825 in Ascot, Quebec – Died September 5, 1879, Brockville, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BROOS, Josiah – Died February 10, at Wellington, Ontario – Accidentally killed – (ADS 86).

BROUGH, Redmond John, M.I.C.E. – City Engineer of Toronto (1880-83) – Born August 10, 1846 in Toronto, Ontario – Died July 21, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Died the result of an accident – He was a son of the late Judge Brough. – (Obit. 83).

BROUGH, Secker, Q.C. – Late Judge of the County Court of Huron, Ont. – Born in 1814 – Died January 14, 1879, Goderich, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BROUILLET, Jean Baptiste Abraham (Rev., R.C.) – Born in 1812 at St. Jean Baptiste, Quebec, near Montreal – Died February 5, 1884 in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. – He also lived in Oregon. – (Obit. 84).

BROUSE, Wm. Henry (Hon.) – M.A., M.D., Senator – Born in 1824 at Matilda, Ontario – Died August 23, 1881, Matilda, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

BROWN deaths are listed on a separate page.

BROWNALL, Wm. – Died August 1, 1886 at Cornwall, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BROWNE – A girl – Died February 24, 1886 at Hochelaga, Quebec aged 7 – Killed on a toboggan slide – (ADS 86).

BROWNE, Arthur, of Liverpool (Nova Scotia?) – Died November 15, 1884, Pictou Harbour, Nova Scotia – Drowned – (JRO 84).

BROWNE, D. M. (Lieut.) – Died December 3, 1883 on Point Prim, Digby County, Nova Scotia – Lost in the wreck of the new Government steamer Princess Louise. – (JRO 83).

BROWNE, George – Architect – Born November 5, 1811 at Belfast, Ireland – Died November 19, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1830 – (Obit. 85).

BROWNE, Michael Wilson – Railway agent – Died June 2, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BROWNLEE, Wm. Jos. – Died September 7, 1886 in Hullet, Ontario – Killed by a bull – (ADS 86).

BRUCE, Geo. – Died September 10, 1886 near London South, Ontario – Accidentally shot by G. Lewis – (ADS 86).

BRUCE, Henry (Major) – Late of H. M.'s 100th Regt. of Foot – Died July 23, 1883 at Annan Cottage, London, Ontario aged 73 – Settled in Canada in 1854 – (Obit. 83).

BRUCE, John – Barrister – Died February 1, 1878, Amherstburg, Ontario aged 36 – (Obit. 78).

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

BRUCE, T. R. – 1st engineer of the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

BRUNEAU, Elmore – Died May 10, 1883, Oxford, Quebec – Mining accident – (ADS 83).

BRUNEAU, Jean Casimir (Hon.) – Born May 2, 1801 in Montreal, Quebec – Late a Puisné Judge, Superior Court, Quebec – Died June 7, 1880 in Quebec City – (Obit. 80-81).

BRUNELLE, Frs. – Died July 6, 1886 at Beloeil, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BRUNET, Pierre – Died September 1881, Plantagenet, Ontario – Murdered. Damase Brunet, step-son of the victim, and David Prevost are convicted and sentenced to be hanged on October 19th, 1881. The Sentence is subsequently commuted for imprisonment for life – (JRO 80-81).

BRUSH, George – Proprietor of the Eagle Foundry, Montreal – Born January 6, 1793 in Vergennes, Vermont, U.S.A – Died March 21, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada about 1814. – (Obit. 83).

BRYANS, Sam'l – Farmer – Died June 8, 1885 near Port Hope, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 85).

BRYSON, Alexander – Customs Appraiser – Born in 1808 near Belfast, Ireland – Died November 15, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Came to this country with his parents in 1810 – (Obit. 79).

BRYSON, Benjamin, Elliott, and Claude, sons of Mr. T. M. Bryson – aged 25, 22, and 4 – Died July 18, 1880, Sault-au-Recollet Rapids near Montreal, Quebec – Drowned. – Their brother Alfred, 11, and their sister Alice, 13, manage to swim to shore. – (JRO 80-81).

BRYSON, Thomas – M.P.P. for Pontiac in the Quebec Assembly – Born September 26, 1826 in the Tp. of Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario – Died January 4, 1882 at Calumet Island, Quebec – He was a brother of Hon. Geo. Bryson, M.L.C. – (Obit. 82).

BRYSON, Thomas Macfarlane – Retired merchant – Died March 6, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec aged 64 – (Obit. 83).


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