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ANDERSON, A. C. – Selector of Jurors for the Victoria District, British Columbia – Deceased, successor appointed on September 16, 1884 – (PAPS British Columbia 84).

ANDERSON, Alexander Caulfield – Commr. of Fisheries for B.C. – Born March 10, 1814 in Calcutta, E.I. – Died May 9, 1884 at Victoria, British Columbia – (Obit. 84).

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).

BAILEY, Richard – Died March 15, 1883 near Pitt River, British Columbia – Murdered. Wm. R. Robertson, a half-breed, is found guilty of the murder by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on November 15, 1883 and sentenced to be hanged on 31st January, 1884. – (JRO 83).

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).

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

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).

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

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).

BLACK, Maud – Died June 16, 1883, Coquitlam River, B.C. – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BLINKHORN, Ann (Mrs.) - Native of Huntingdonshire, England – Died August 29, 1883 at Victoria, British Columbia aged 80 – Mrs. Blinkhorn, with her husband, since deceased, went to Victoria about 50 years ago as the first white settlers on Vancouver Island, independent of the H. B. Co.'s servants – (Obit. 84).

BOWDEN, Wm. – Ex-Supt. of Police for British Columbia – Born in 183? in Belfast, Ireland – Died July 26, 1879, Victoria, British Columbia – He went to B.C. In 1858 with a detachment of Sappers belonging to the Royal Artillery – (Obit. 79).

BROWN, Ebenezer – Late M.P.P. for New Westminster, B.C. (1875-1882) – Born in England – Died June 5, 1883 at New Westminster, British Columbia – He went to B.C. In 1859. – (Obit. 83).

CARRIS, Thos. – Born in Manchester, England – Died November 25, 1885 in Victoria, British Columbia aged 102 – (DL 85).

CHARLEBOIS, P. O. – Died July 17, 1882, Fraser River, British Columbia – Killed by a falling tree – (ADS 82).

CLARKE, Johnny, an Indian – Died March 1, 1884 at Cowichan, British Columbia – Murdered by Edward Lemon who is found guilty on April 10, 1884 and hanged on May 31, 1884. – (JRO 84).

CODE – Died November 6, 1886 near Rogers Pass, B.C. – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

COFFEE, Peter – Died October 15, 1886 at Nanaimo, B.C., aged 32 – From injuries sustained at an explosion of coal dust.. – (ADS 86).

COUNDLEY, Jas. – 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).

COX, G. W. – Late Gold Commissioner and Stipendiary Magistrate for Cariboo West, British Columbia – Died October 6, 1878, Bodie, Mono County, California, U.S.A. aged 56 – (Obit. 78).

COY, Ah (a Chinaman) – Died April 1, 1882, New Westminster, British Columbia – Found hanging with his clothes on fire and body badly burnt – (ADS 82).

DAVIES, Judah Philip – Auctioneer and commission merchant – Born in London, England – Died September 20, 1879, Victoria, British Columbia aged 58 – Went to California in 1849, and to B.C. in 1863 – (Obit. 79).

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

DILLMAN, Wm. (a man supposed to be Wm. Dillman) – Died in 1886 near Lytton, British Columbia– Murdered. Killed while he was asleep in an untenanted cabin. The motive for the crime was robbery . Dillman, formerly of Nova Scotia, was sentenced for execution on November 24, 1886. Peter Derose, Jas. Connolly and Robt. Maxell are convicted of the murder on October 13, 1886 at the Lytton Assizes, British Columbia. They were reptieved until December 22, 1886, when it having been discovered that both Derose and Maxwell were of unsound mind, and that Connolly was not an active participant in the crime, the sentence was commuted for imprisonment for life. – (JRO 86).

DOANE, J. Homer – An old pioneer of B.C. – Born in 1812 at Barrington, Nova Scotia – Died December 15, 1882 in London, England – Settled in British Columbia in 1858, having previously lived in California. – (Obit. 83).

DOMINICO, Mileto – 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).

DOMINICO, Reani – 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).

DONAHUE, Jas. – 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).

DOUGLAS, James William – M.P.P. for Victoria, B.C. – Born about 1850 in Victoria, British Columbia – Died November 7, in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. – He was the eldest and only surviving son of the late Sir James Douglas, K.C.B., who was the first governor of Vancouver Island and subsequently of the whole of B.C. – (Obit. 83).

EBERTS, Melchoir – Died January 15, 1881, Fraser River, B.C. aged 35 – Falls off Alexandria Bluff a distance of 200 feet, and dies on 16th from the injuries received – (JRO 80-81).

ENO, John – 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).

EVANS, Danl. – 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).

EVANS, John – M.P.P., mining surveyor – Born January 15, 1816 at Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, North Wales – Died August 25, 1879, Stanley, British Columbia – Mr. Evans went to B.C. In 1862 in charge of a company of Welsh miners – (Obit. 79).

FOSTER, Ninian F. (Dr.) – Native of Edinburgh, Scotland – Died July 6, 1883 in Victoria, British Columbia aged 63 – He left his native country in 1842. – (Obit. 83).

FRASER, H. H. – Keeper of the Sand Heads' Lighthouse at the mouth of the Fraser River, British Columbia – Died October 13, 1884 – Drowned trying to reach the mainland during a squall – (JRO 84).

FREAR, John – 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).

GILL, John – 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).

GIROD, R. – Died August 17, 1882, Victoria, British Columbia – A falling tree – (ADS 82).

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

GRANT, Lorenzo – Died February 6, 1886 at Comox, British Columbia – Breaks his neck – (ADS 86).

GREEN, Peter – Died August 18, 1882, Victoria, British Columbia – Drowned – (ADS 82).

GUINN – Died May 27, 1880, near Yale, B.C. – Killed by the premature explosion of a blast; first fatal accident on the Canada Pacific Railway – (JRO 80-81).

HAMMILL, Thos. – Died June 3, 1885 on the borders of Kootenay Lake (British Columbia) – Murdered by Robert Evan Sproule who was executed on October 29, 1886. – (JRO 86).

HANSON, H. – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 21 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

HARE, Alex., half-breed – Died January 31, 1881, New Westminster, B.C. – Executed with brothers Archibald, Chas., and Allan McLean, half-breeds, for the murder of John Ussher, Government agent at Kamloops, and a settler named Jas. Kelly, in December, 1879 – (JRO 80-81).

HARRIS, Thomas – High Sheriff of Vancouver Island, B.C. (1876), first Mayor of Victoria, B.C. – Born in 1816 in Hertfordshire, England – Died December 4, 1884 in Victoria, British Columbia – (Obit. 84).

HAWSE, Mrs. A. R. – Died April 8, 1883, Victoria, B.C. – Burnt to death – (ADS 83).

HOMER, Joshua Attwood Reynolds – M.P. for New Westminster in the House of Commons (1882-86) – Born in August, 1827 at Barrington, Nova Scotia – Died September 20, 1886 at New Westminster, British Columbia – He went to British Columbia in 1859 – (Obit. 86).

HOOPER, Rev. William (Bible Christian) – Died March 1, 1882 at Exeter, Ontario – He entered the ministry in 1840, in England, and, in 1845, was sent as a missionary to America. He had been Presdt. of the B.C. Conference on several occasions – (Obit. 82).

HOSKINS, Chris. – 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).

HUGUES, Josias Chas. – Indian agent at Metlakahtla, British Columbia – Born May 5, 1843 at Omemee, Ontario – Died November 8, 1886 at New Westminster, British Columbia – He went to B.C. in 1862. – (Obit. 86).

JACKSON, H. – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 42 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

JOHNSEN, Andrew – A Swede – Died August 9, 1886 near a construction camp of the Canadian Pacific Railway on the Columbia river (British Columbia) – Murdered by Albert Malotte who was executed on November 1, 1886. – (JRO 86).

JOHNSON, A. – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 28 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

JONES, John – 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).

JOSE, Benj. – 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).

KADE, Jas – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 30 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

KAYAWASS (alias), an Indian named Tattaguna – Died February 5, 1886 at Nanaimo, British Columbia – Executed for the murder of Quonkakulakis, another Indian. – (JRO 86).

KELLY – a poor laboring man – Died December 10, 1879 in British Columbia – Murdered by a party of four half-breed outlaws named Hector, Allen and Charles McLean, and Alex. Hare – (JRO 79).

KELLY, Jas., a settler – Died December, 1879 in British Columbia – Murdered. Archibald McLean, Chas. McLean, and Allan McLean, three brothers, and Alex. Hare, all half-breeds, were tried and convited, and are executed at New Westminster, B.C January 31, 1881 – (JRO 80-81).

KENNEDY, Arthur Edward, (Sir), K.C.M.G. (1871), C.B. (1862) – Governor of Vancouver Island (1863-67) – Born in 1810 – Died June 3, 1883 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (where he was Gov'r) – (Obit. 83).

KURTZ, David – Merchant – Born in 1843 in Philadelphia, Penn., U.S.A. – Died December 6, 1878, Victoria, British Columbia – He went to British Columbia in 1863 – (Obit. 78).

LACHUTE, an Indian – Died October 13, 1879, New Westminster, B.C. – Hanged for the murder of a Chinaman – (JRO 79).

LAZZARO, Belloni – 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).

LEES, Hastings R. (Lieut.), of H.M.S. Swiftsure, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lyons – Died October 2, 1883 in British Columbia – Dies from injuries received September 28, 1883 while driving along the road from Victoria to Esquimalt, B.C., having been thrown into a ditch, and while trying to extricate his horse, received a kick, which completely shattered his whole face. – (JRO 83).

LEIGH, E. A. - Depy. Regr. Of Victoria Jl. Dist. – Deceased, successor appointed on April 28, 1885 – (PAPS British Columbia 85).

LEIGH, Edwin Alfred – Deputy-Registrar Supreme Court and Registrar County Court, of Victoria, British Columbia – Died April 16, 1885 at Auburn, California aged 30 – (Obit. 85).

LEMON, Edward – Died May 31, 1884 in Victoria, British Columbia – Hanged for the murder of Johnny Clarke, an Indian – (JRO 84, see April 10, 1884).

LOWENGERG, Leopold – Capitalist – Born in 1818 in Potsdam, Prussia – Died December 22, 1884 in Victoria, British Columbia – He was a long leading operator in real estate in California, and subsequently in B.C., where he had resided since 1858. – (Obit. 84).

LOWRIE, John – 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).

LOWRIE, Martin – 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).

MALOTTE, Albert – Bar-keeper at a saloon – Died November 1, 1886 at New Westminster, British Columbia – Executed for the murder of Andrew Johnsen, a Swede, on August 9, 1886 – (JRO 86).

MARROTT, Frederick – Journalist – Born July 16, 1805 at Enfield, England – Died in December 1884 at San Francisco, California, U.S.A. – In 1856 he founded the News Letter in British Columbia, and in 1858, the Vancouver Gazette. – (Obit. 84).

McCORMICK, W. – Died July 27, 1880, Yale, B.C. – Dies from injuries in town fire – (JRO 80-81).

McDERMOTT – Foreman – Died November 6, 1886 near Rogers Pass, B.C. – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

McDONALD, Jno – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 39 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

McFADDEN, Hector – Died September 6, 1886 in Donald, B.C. – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

McINNES, Barney – 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).

McKEE, James – Died July 27, 1880, Yale, B.C. – Dies from injuries in town fire – (JRO 80-81).

McLEAN, Archibald, Chas., and Allan, three brothers, half-breeds aged 17, 19, and 25 – Died January 31, 1881, New Westminster, B.C. – Executed with Alex. Hare, half-breed, for the murder of John Ussher, Government agent at Kamloops, and a settler named Jas. Kelly, in December, 1879 – (JRO 80-81).

McNAB, Jno., from the vicinity of Ottawa, Ontario – Mysteriously disappear in March, 1886 while on a fishing and prospecting expedition in Howe Sound, British Columbia – Suspicion rests on a Chinese servant. – (JRO 86).

McQUADE, P. - Official mem. Of Bd. Of Directors of Royal Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia – Deceased, successor appointed on January 15, 1885 – (PAPS British Columbia 85).

McRAE – Foreman – Died November 6, 1886 near Rogers Pass, B.C. – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

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

MUIR, John – M.P.P. for Sooke, in the first Assembly of Vancouver Island – Born in 1799 at Kilmarnock, Scotland – Died April 2, 1883 at his residence, Woodside Farm, Sooke, British Columbia – He arrived in British Columbia in 1849 – (Obit. 83).

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

NICHOLS, C. (Indian) – Born in British Columbia – Died November 20, 1883 in Victoria, British Columbia aged 100 – (DL 83).

NOESS – ''Jake'', an Indian – Died in February, 1884 at Victoria, British Columbia – Murdered – The sentence of death passed on Sulwhalem, alias ''Jim'', an Indian, for aiding ane agetting in the murder is commuted on January 24, 1885, for imprisonment for 5 years. – (JRO 85).

PARKER, S. – Died June 18, 1884 near Nicomen Slough, British Columbia – Killed when a construction train is thrown off the track by striking a cow. – (JRO 84).

PETTIGREW, Thos. – 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).

PIETRO, Truffo – 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).

PINGSTONE (Capt.) – Died April 24, 1886 near Little Dalles, British Columbia – Accidentally shot. – (ADS 86).

POLLAND, Thomas, boatswain of the British ship Maggie E. Seed – Died July 3, 1880, Wellington, B.C. – Roasted to death in a barn in which he was chained to a post – (JRO 80-81).

PRIESTLY, P – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 43 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

QUONKUKALAKIS, an Indian – Died November 3, 1885 at Salmon River (British Columbia) – Murdered by Tattaguna, alias Kayawass, an other Indian, who is executed on February 5, 1886. – (JRO 86).

RABE, W. – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

RAYBOULD, W. – M.P.P. – Died December 3, 1886 at New Westminster, B.C. – Accidental fall. – (ADS 86).

RAYBOULD, Wm. – M.P.P. for Nanaimo in B.C. Assembly (1882-86) – Died December 3, 1886 – Accidentally killed – (Obit. 86).

RHODES, Henry (Hon.) – Merchant – Born in 1824 in London, England – Died November 8, 1878, Victoria, B.C. – Previous to going to Victoria (in 1859), he was prominently identified with the commerce of the Sandwich Islands, where he arrived in 1845 – (Obit. 78).

ROBERTO, Rosette – 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).

ROBERTSON – Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court, British Columbia – deceased – Sussessor appointed on May 23, 1882 – (PAPS Dominion 82).

ROBERTSON, Alexander Roche (Hon.) – Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia – Born May 12, 1841 at Chatham, Ontario – Died December 1, 1881, Victoria, British Columbia – He was the second son of the late Dr. A. R. Robertson, of Chatham, Ontario. He went to B. C. in April 1854. He married in 1868 Margaret Bruce, daughter of Wm. D. Eberts, Esq., of Chatham, Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

ROBERTSON, J. G., from the vicinity of Ottawa, Ontario – Mysteriously disappear in March, 1886 while on a fishing and prospecting expedition in Howe Sound, British Columbia – Suspicion rests on a Chinese servant. – (JRO 86).

ROBERTSON, Wm. R., a half-breed – Died March 13, 1884 at New Westminster, British Columbia – Hanged for the murder of Robert Bailey. – (JRO 84).

ROGERS, Chas. J. – He had been a member of the London, England police force – Died January 28, 1885 at Victoria, British Columbia – Executed for the murder of Wm. Sterry on November 4, 1884 – (JRO 84, JRO 85).

ROSCOE, Francis James – Businessman – Born in 1831 in Liverpool, England – Died December 20, 1878, Victoria, British Columbia – He was a grandson of Mr. William Roscoe, the celebrated author and biographer, who represented Liverpool for some time in the British House of Commons – (Obit. 78).

ROSS – Foreman – Died November 6, 1886 near Rogers Pass, B.C. – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

RYAN – Died November 19, 1884 between Victoria, British Columbia and Washington Territory – Ryan and a man named Walters are in a sloop whith 19 Chinamen whom they intend to smuggle into Washington Territory. The sloop capsizes in a squall and all are drowned. – (JRO 84).

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

SMITH, Robt. Hall (Rev.) – Died November 15, 1883 in Victoria, British Columbia, aged 45 – (Obit. 83).

SPROULE, Robert Evan – Native of the State of Maine, U.S.A. – Died October 29, 1886 at New Westminster, British Columbia – Hanged for the murder of Thos. Hammill, on June 3, 1885 – (JRO 86).

STERRY, Wm. – Guard in the British Columbia Penitentiary at New Westminster – Native of Birmingham, England – Died November 4, 1884 at New Westminster, British Columbia – Shot and killed by another guard named C. J. Rogers, who had been a member of the London, England police force. Rogers is found guilty of wilful murder and sentenced to be hanged on January 18, 1885. – (JRO 84).

STERRY, Wm. – Murdered by Chas. J. Rogers who is executed January 28, 1885 at Victoria, British Columbia – (JRO 85).

STEWART, Hugh – Died January 24, 1886 at Cowichan, B.C. – From exposure – (ADS 86).

SUET, Ah – A Chinaman – Died November 1, 1886 at New Westminster, British Columbia – Executed of the murder in May, 1886, of another Chinaman – (JRO 86).

SUTTON, Alfred – Died October 3, 1886 at Cowichan, B.C. – Accidentally shot by D. Mahoney – (ADS 86).

SWANSON, Chas. – Died July 23, 1886 at Hope, B.C. – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

TATTAGUNA, alias Kayawass, an Indian – Died February 5, 1886 at Nanaimo, British Columbia – Executed for the murder of Quonkakulakis, another Indian. – (JRO 86).

THOMPSON, Joshua Spencer – M.P. – Born in 1828 in Belfast, Ireland – Died December 23, 1880, Victoria, British Columbia – He went to British Columbia in 1858. He was buried with masonic honours. – (Obit. 80-81).

TOD, John (Hon.) – Late a member of the Executive Council of British Columbia – Born in 1791 at Lochleven, Dumbartonshire, Scotland – Died August 31, 1882 at Victoria, British Columbia – (Obit. 82).

TOLMIE, Wm. Fraser – M.D., formerly on two occasions, a member of the B.C. Legislature – Born February 3, 1812 at Inverness, Scotland – Died December 8, 1886 at his residence, Cloverdale, Victoria, British Columbia – (Obit. 86).

TRIMBLE, James – M.D., Speaker of the B.C. Assembly (1872-78) – Died January 1, 1885 in Victoria, British Columbia – He came from Ireland to British Columbia in 1858 – (Obit. 85).

USSHER, John – Government Agent at Kamloops, B.C. – Died December 10, 1879 – Shot dead by a party of four half-breed outlaws named Hector, Allen and Charles McLean, and Alex. Hare – (JRO 79).

USSHER, John, Government Agent at Kamloops – Died December, 1879 in British Columbia – Murdered. Archibald McLean, Chas. McLean, and Allan McLean, three brothers, and Alex. Hare, all half-breeds, were tried and convited, and executed at New Westminster, B.C January 31, 1881 – (JRO 80-81).

VIRGINIO, Rosette – 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).

VITORIO, Rerlotti – 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).

WALKEM, Charles – Late of the civil branch, Royal Engineers – Born January 12, 1805 near Saltash, Cornwall, England – Died August 17, 1883 in Kingston, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1847. Of his 7 sons, the eldest George A., was for some years Premier of British Columbia, while another, Richard T., is a Q.C. – (Obit. 83).

WALTERS – Died November 19, 1884 between Victoria, British Columbia and Washington Territory – Walters and a man named Ryan are in a sloop whith 19 Chinamen whom they intend to smuggle into Washington Territory. The sloop capsizes in a squall and all are drowned. – (JRO 84).

WATCH, Geo. – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 26 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

WILLIAMS, Fredk. – Asst. Keeper of the Sand Heads' Lighthouse at the mouth of the Fraser River, British Columbia – Died October 13, 1884 – Drowned trying to reach the mainland during a squall – (JRO 84).

WILSON – Died July 8, 1886 near Donald, B.C. – Accidentally killed – (ADS 86).

WILSON, Michael – 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).

WILSON, W. B. – Died August 17, 1882, Victoria, British Columbia – A falling tree – (ADS 82).

WINGARD, O. W. – Died June 18, 1884 near Nicomen Slough, British Columbia – Killed when a construction train is thrown off the track by striking a cow. – (JRO 84).

WINTERS, John – 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).

YEOMANS, Chas. – Died June 6, 1884 in British Columbia – Murdered by a Skeena Indian named Aht Ah, who is found guilty at the Assize Court, Victoria, B.C. on December 9, 1884. The murder was committed in cold blood as an act of vengeance. The deceased had been on a canoe expedition with the prisoner's son and the latter was drowned. – (JRO 84).

YOUMANS – Trader – Died at the forks of the Skeena river, British Columbia – Murdered – The death sentence passed on Haatq, or Aht, a Skeena Indian who was convicted of the murder, is commuted for imprisonment for life on January 24, 1885. – (JRO 85).

YOUNG, Wm. A. G. (Sir) – Governor of the Gold Coast, former Colonial Secretary of British Columbia – Born in 1827 – Died April 25, 1885 at Accra (Gold Coast) – He married in 1858 Cecilia, daughter of the late Chief-Justice Cameron, of Vancouver Island and niece of the late Sir James Douglas. – (Obit. 85).

ZEALAND, Thos. – A well-known Ontario lake captain – Died February 18, 1883 at Nanaimo, British Columbia – He was a brother of Capt. Ed. Zealand, lost on board his vessel, the Zealand, in Lake Ontario, 7 November, 1880. – (Obit. 83).



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