Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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BUCHAN, John Milne, M.A. – Principal of Upper Canada College – Born in 1841 at Lockport, New York, U.S.A. – Died July 19, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – While he was still an infant, his parents removed to Hamilton, Ontario. – (Obit. 85).

BUCHANAN – An Offl. Arbitrator of Canada – Deceased, successor appointed on October 2, 1883 – (PAPS Dominion 83).

BUCHANAN, Chas., of Hillier, Ontario – Died November 7, 1885, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, U.S.A. – Lost in the wreck of the iron steamship Algoma. – (JRO 85).

BUCHANAN, Douglass, of Hillier, Ontario – Died November 7, 1885, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, U.S.A. – Lost in the wreck of the iron steamship Algoma. – (JRO 85).

BUCHANAN, Isaac (Hon.) – Merchant and public man – Born July 21, 1810 in Glasgow, Scotland – Died October 1, 1883 in Hamilton, Ontario – He was the 4th son of the late Peter Buchanan, Esq., of Auchmar, Stirlingshire, Scotland, a magnificent estate sold by the family in 1830 to the Duke of Montrose for the purpose of applying the proceeds to the extension of their Canadian business. – (Obit. 83).

BUCHANAN, Jas. – Died July 15, 1883, Brantford, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BUCHANAN, N. H. – Died April 2, 1883, Brockville, Ontario – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 83).

BUCHANAN, W. – Died July 3, 1886 at Sandy Point, Nova Scotia – Drowned – (ADS 86).

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

BUCK, Walter M., C.E. – Died May 15, 1881 at Fredericton, New Brunswick – He came to New Brunswick in 1855. – (Obit. 80-81).

BUCKLAND, Geo. – Late deputy Minister of Agriculture of Ontario – Died February 27, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario aged 81 – (Obit. 85).

BUCKLEY (Mrs.) – Died May 2, 1885 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Burned to death by the upsetting of a lamp – Wife of Joseph Buckley – (JRO 85).

BUCKLEY, John – Mayor of Prescott, Ont. – Died July 25, 1879, Prescott, Ontario aged 43 – (Obit. 79).

BUDD, Charles – M.P.P. For Township of Digby in N. S. Assembly (1829-51) – Born April 1, 1795 in Digby, Nova Scotia, of Loyalist stock – Died April 24, 1884 at Digby, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 84).

BUELL, Andrew Norton – Late Accountant General High Court of Chancery, Ontario – Born April 20, 1798 in Elizabethtown, directly in rear of Brockville, Ontario – Died November 9, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Whilst in practice at the Barr he trained in his office his three nephews, Sir W. B. Richards, late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; Hon. Stephen Richards, Q.C.; and Hon. A. N. Richards, Q.C., late Lt.-Gov. of British Columbia. He came of Loyalist stock, being the second son of Wm. Buell, Esq., an officer in the ''King's Rangers,'' who represented Leeds in the U.C. Assembly, 1801-4. – (Obit. 80-81).

BULL, Hartcourt Burland (Hon.) – Senator (1879) – Born June 2, 1824 in Dublin, Ireland – Died August 12, 1881 at Hamilton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1831 with his father, Mr. Geo. P. Bull, who published in Montreal the London and Canada Record. In 1836 the family removed to Hamilton, where the father established the Gazette, and a religious paper called the Church, both of which were subsequently conducted by the deceased. – (Obit. 80-81).

BULLEY, Lieut. C. N., of H. M. 97th Regiment – Died July 12, 1880, near McNab's Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Becomes entangled in eel-grass while bathing and is drowned – (JRO 80-81).

BURCHELL, Wm. – Formerly serving in H. M.'s 14th Regt. – Died March 9, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 55 – Commits suicide by shooting himself through the head. – (JRO 85).

BUREAU, J. O. (Hon.) – Senator for the Electoral Division of De Lorimier, Quebec in the Canadian Senate – Deceased, successor appointed on January 12, 1884 – (PAPS Dominion 84).

BUREAU, Jacques Olivier (Hon.) – Senator – Born February 1820 in Three Rivers, Quebec – Died February 7, 1883 at St. Remi, Quebec – (Obit. 83).

BURGESS : Three children, the eldest of whom is 9 years old, of Mr. Jas. Burgess, foreman of the Chicago Granite Works, Grindstone Island, near Kingston, Ontario – Died August 1, 1884 – Crushed to death by the falling of an embarkment. – (JRO 84).

BURGESS, a daughter of Mr. P. B. Burgess – Died November 4, 1879, 5th concession of Thurlow, Ontario, aged 9 – Burned to death – (JRO 79).

BURGESS, John – Died March 29, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario aged 14 – Drift out in an old scow into the lake, where he is frozen to death – (JRO 80-81).

BURGIN, Mr. – a reputed English barrister – Died January 19, 1878, L'Orignal, Ontario – Commits suicide while laboring under temporary insanity – (JRO 78).

BURKE, Hy. – Died December 12, 1885 at Philipsburg, Quebec aged 21 – Accidentally drowned – (JRO 85).

BURKE, John Sr. – Born in Nova Scotia – Died October 31, 1880, Riv. Bourgeois, Nova Scotia aged 100 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

BURKHOLDER, Isaac (Rev., Methodist) – Died December 28, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario aged 89 – (Obit. 84).

BURNETT, Jas. – Died September 2, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – Falls through a hatchway – (ADS 82).

BURNS deaths are listed on a separate page.

BURPEE, Isaac (Hon.) – M.P. for St. John, N. B., in the House of Commons, and long a prominent merchant in St. John – Born November 28, 1825 at Sheffield, New Brunswick – Died March 1, 1885 in New York City, U.S.A. – He was descended from a Huguenot family, that, driven out of France by religious persecution about the year 1570, took refuge in England, and subsequently, in 1622 or thereabouts, emigrated to America, where they joined the little colony of Puritans already formed at Massachusetts Bay. He removed to St. John in 1848. – (Obit. 85).

BURPEE, John P. C. - Retired merchant – Died January 14, 1884 at Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. aged about 45 – Died the result of a railway accident – He was associated in business for many years with his brother, the Hon. Isaac Burpee, M. P. of St. John, New Brunswick. – (Obit. 84).

BURROWES – Died February 17, 1883, Maccan, Nova Scotia – Smothered by a rush of black damp in a coal mine – (ADS 83).

BURROWES, James Joseph – Late Judge of the County Court of Frontenac – Born October 12, 1818 in Sligo, Ireland – Died January 9, 1880, Petrolia, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

BURTIS, Wm. R. M. – Barrister of N.B. – Died Decembre 12, 1882 in Co. York, New Brunswick, aged 65 – (Obit. 82).

BURTON (Mrs.) – Died in February 1883 at Shefford, Quebec aged 107 – (DL 83).

BURWELL, Leonidas – Ex-M.P.P. – Born in 1817 at Port Talbot, Ontario – Died August 7, 1879, Port Burwell, Ontario – He was a son of Mr. Mahion Burwell, who sat in the U. C. Assembly for a lengthened period, The family were U. E. Loyalists and came from New Jersey, U.S.A. to Canada in 1784 – (Obit. 79).

BUSH, Wm., of Sarnia, Ontario – Died November 20, 1883 on Lake Huron – His body is recovered following the lost of the steamer Eclipse during a gale. – (JRO 83).

BUTE, George – Died June 30, 1882, Muskoka Mills, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BUTLAND, Richard Brooking – Philanthropist – Born July 13, 1831 at Plymouth, England – Died October 20, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the youngest of a family of 3. He came with his mother to Toronto at the age of 26. – (Obit. 86).

BUXTON, Rich. – Died November 10, 1882, Petrolea, Ontario – Caught in a fly-wheel – (ADS 82).

BYE, Arthur – Died January 1, 1886 in Tp. Sydenham – Poisoned by taking liniment by mistake. – (ADS 86).

BYE, Bessie – Died December 25, 1882, Merritton, Ontario – Drowned while skating – (ADS 82).

BYERS, Jas. – Died September 4, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BYRNES, Michael – Died June 5, 1886 near Fort Erié, Ontario aged 60 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).


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