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BROWN – an old man – Died December 31, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – Falls on a stove, in a fit of apoplexy, and is literally roasted to death – (JRO 80-81).

BROWN, A. S. – Railway contractor – Born December, 1812 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland – Died October 6, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario, where he had lond resided – He came to Canada in 1837. He was a brother fo Lt-Col. Jas. Brown, ex-M.P. (Belleville) – (Obit. 86).

BROWN, Alfred – Retired commission merchant – Died February 10, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 54 – He came to Canada in 1854 – (Obit. 86).

BROWN, Clark – October 31, 1879 (Cornwall, Ontario) – Executed for the murder September 2, 1879 of his father, Robert Brown, and his sister, Ada Brown, aged 12. Clark Brown's mother, Mrs. Lydia Brown, and his sister Minnie were unharmed. Clark Brown was married. Lydia Brown was arrested December 16, 1879 on a charge of complicity in the murder but the County Crown Attorney at Cornwall decided that there was not sufficient evidence for commitment, and Mrs. Brown was discharged – (JRO 79, see p. 224 and p. 260).

BROWN, David M. (Lieut.), R. N. – Supt. of Lights, at Halifax, N.S., Dept. of Marine & Fisheries – Born in Hampshire, England – Died December 3, 1883 – Lost on board the Dominion vessel Princess Louise, off Digby, Nova Scotia, in the Bay of Fundy – (Obit. 83).

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).

BROWN, Elizabeth (Mrs.) – Died June 21, 1886 at Ottawa, Ontario aged 96 – (DL 86).

BROWN, Frank – Died April 6, 1883, Cow Boy, Nova Scotia – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 83).

BROWN, George (Hon.) – Canadian statesman and journalist - Born November 29, 1818 in Edinburgh, Scotland – Died May 9, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Died from the effects of a pistol wound, received in the leg, the shot being fired by a discharged employe in his printing office, named Bennett. - He married in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 27, 1862, Annie, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Nelson, Esq., of Abden House, Edinburgh. He was the son of the late Peter Brown, Esq., merchant, Edinburgh, Scotland, by the only daughter of George Mackenzie, Esq., of ''The Cottage,'' Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Peter Brown emigrated to New York in 1838, where he edited the British Chronicle newspaper, and thence, in 1843, moved to Toronto, where he established the Toronto Banner. – (Obit. 80-81).

BROWN, George (Hon.) – Managing Director of the Globe Printing Company – Died May 9, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Came to his death by a wound caused by a shot fired from a pistol in the hands of George Bennett on March 25th, 1880. On May 14th, 1880, Mr. J. Gordon Brown annouces that he has assumed the position of Managing Director rendered vacant by the death of his brother. – (JRO 80-81).

BROWN, Henry (coloured) – Born in Virginia, U.S.A. – Died March 17, 1884 at Niagara, Ontario, aged 121 (sic) – (DL 84).

BROWN, J. – a sectionman – Died December 28, 1882, Lansdowne, Ontario – Killed in a ralway collision – (JRO 82).

BROWN, J. (Mrs.) – Died February 28, 1883, Canterbury, Nova Scotia – Sleigh struck by an engine while crossing railway track – (ADS 83).

BROWN, J. C. – Died November 11, 1883, Kingsville, Ontario – Accident'ly sh'ts hims'f – (ADS 83).

BROWN, J. H. (Mrs.) – Died September 7, 1882, Peche, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BROWN, John – Died June 26, 1882, Madoc, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BROWN, John – ex-City Chamberlain – Died June 9, 1882, London, Ontario – Shoots himself – (ADS 82).

BROWN, Norman – Died April 24, 1882, Amherst, Nova Scotia – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BROWN, Robert, farmer, and his daughter Ada aged 12 – Died September 2, 1879, West Winchester, Ontario – Murdered by Clark Brown, son and brother of the victims, who was executed on 31st October – Robert Brown's wife, Lydia, and his daughter Minnie were unharmed. Lydia Brown was arrested December 16, 1879 on a charge of complicity in the murder but the County Crown Attorney at Cornwall decided that there was not sufficient evidence for commitment, and Mrs. Brown was discharged. Robert Brown was a brother of Thomas Brown – (JRO 79, see p. 224 and p. 260).

BROWN, S. – Died October 14, 1886 at Owen Sound, Ontario – Accidentally shot.. – (ADS 86).

BROWN, Thos. – Died July 4, 1886 at London, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BROWN, William – Nurseryman – Born in 1824 in Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland – Died July 4, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Came to Canada in 1847. – (Obit. 83).


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