Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
Abstracted from The Dominion Annual Register and Review












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DALAIRE, G. – Died April 18, 1881, River Saguenay, Quebec – Drowned by the upsetting of his canoe – (JRO 80-81).

DALE, Chas. – Died April 6, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Suffocation by gas. – (ADS 86).

DALE, Chas. – Died December 8, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Suffocation by gas. – (ADS 86).

DALY, John Corry Wilson – a first pioneer of Stratford, Ontario – Born March 24, 1796 in Liverpool, England – Died April 1, 1878, Stratford, Ontario – He was thrice married, and had but two children – by his firs wife – Mrs. A. B. Orr, born at Cooperstown, New York, USA, and Mr. Thos. Mayne Daly, the well known Canadian politician, (now Mayor of Stratford), born in Hamilton – (Obit. 78).

DALY, Thos. Mayne – Late M.P. for North Perth, Ontario – Born February 17, 1828 in Hamilton, Ontario – Died March 4, 1885 at Stratford, Ontario – He was the eldest son of the late Lt.-Col. J. C. W. Daly, by Miss Mayne, of Coote Hill, Mayo, Ireland. – (Obit. 85).

DAMAS, Gustave – Died March 23, 1886 at Grande Ance, New Brunswick – Falls into a well. – (ADS 86).

DAME, J. – Died April 4, 1883, Belleville, Ontario aged 4 – Drowned in a well – (ADS 83).

DANSEREAU, Almaide (Mad. Geoffrion) – Died April 8, 1881, Verchères, Quebec aged 41 – Wife of C. A. Dansereau, Esq., advocate, and editor of La Minerve. She was a daugther of I. Hurteau, Esq.,, official arbitrator – (Obit. 80-81).

DANSEREAU, Marie-Albine Cordélie (Madame) (née Hurteau) – Died August 4, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 36 – (Obit. 79).

DAOUST – Died April 17, 1881, Pointe Claire, Quebec – Killed in R.C. church fire – (JRO 80-81).

DARCEY, Mrs. – Died March 16, 1883, Westbrook, Ontario – Burnt – (ADS 83).

D'ARCY – Died September 1, 1882, Chateauguay Pt., Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

DARCY, James – Moulder – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 28 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DARLING, Wm. – Head of the wholesale hardware firm of Wm. Darling & Co., Montreal – Born in 1819 in Edinburgh, Scotland – Died November 1, 1885 in Montreal, at his residence ''Bloomfield House'' – He came to Canada in 1840 – (Obit. 85).

DARLING, Wm. Stewart (Rev. C. of E.) – Second rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, Ontario (1875-86) – Born in 1818 in Scotland – Died January 19, 1886 at Alassio, Riviera di Ponente, Italy – He was the youngest son of the late Major Darling, formerly of the British army, who died of cholera, shortly after reaching Canada. The family settled near Orillia, Ontario. – (Obit. 86).

DARRAGH, Rev. F. X. – Priest in the R. C. Diocese of London, Ontario – Died April 4, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec aged 34 – (Obit. 78).

DARRICK, Margaret – A married woman – Died May 21, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 55 – Burned to death by her clothes accidentally catching fire – (JRO 85).

DARRON, Alfred – Died March 6, 1886 at Cowansville, Quebec – Burned to death – (ADS 86).

DARVILL – Died October 5, 1883, Glencoe, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DAULT, Pierre – a deaf and dumb man – Died August 19, 1879, near St. Anne's Bridge, Quebec – Accidentally run over and killed, on the Grand Trunk Railway track – (JRO 79).

DAVENPORT, Frances Georgina (Mrs.) (née Sewell) – Died December 7, 1885 at Balham, England – Daughter of the late Hon. Chief Justice Sewell, of Quebec, and widow of Major Trevor Davenport, of the 1st Royals – (Obit. 85).

DAVID, Aaron Hart – M. D., (Edin.), L R. C. S. E., D. C. L. – Born October 9, 1812 in Montreal, Quebec – Died November 5, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

DAVID, Ferdinand Conon – M.P.P. for Montreal East (1871-75) – Born in 1825 at Sault-aux-Recollets, Quebec – Died July 16, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 83).

DAVIDSON – Died June 15, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 18 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DAVIDSON – Died September 25, 1883, Dumfries, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DAVIDSON – Sheriff of Waterloo – deceased – Successor appointed on May 21, 1881 – (PAPS Ontario 80-81).

DAVIDSON, Alex. (Capt.) – Inspector of the British America Insurance Co. – Born at Dundee, Scotland – Died July 29, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – He accompanied his father, the late Col. Davidson to Canada in 1820. He was the father of the Hon. Justice Davidson, of Montreal – (Obit. 86).

DAVIDSON, Almer – Died May 26, 1884 at Galt, Ontario aged 20 – Drowned – (JRO 84).

DAVIDSON, B. (Mrs.) (née Pepin) – Born Quebec – Died October 11, 1882, L'Orignal, Ontario aged 104 – (DL 82).

DAVIDSON, George – Sheriff of Waterloo, Ontario (1853) – Born May 15, 1814 in Aberdeen, Scotland – Died April 27, 1881, Forest Hill, Berlin, Ontario – He had lived in Canada since 1835. In 1845 he founded the village of New Aberdeen. – (Obit. 80-81).

DAVIDSON, Thomas L. (Rev.), D.D. – Baptist clergyman – Born in 1820 in Canada, of Scotch descent – Died September 16, 1883 at Tiverton, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

DAVIES, Adelaide, from Sarnia – Died December 31, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario aged 21 -Poisons herself in the rooms of a commercial traveller. She had gone astray, and hearing that her aged father had arrived in the city in search of her, commits the rash deed in a fit of despondency. The coroner's jury censures a medical man named Reeves for inhumanity in not rendering assistance to the girl when applied to just after she had taken the poison. – (JRO 85).

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).

DAVIES, Lewis – Died July 25, 1886 at Peterboro, Ontario – Cuts his throat – (ADS 86).

DAVIGNON, Pierre – M.D. – Born in 1810 – Died October 7, 1878, Longueuil, Quebec – A brother of the well known patriot of the same name, who took refuge in the United States towards the close of the Rebellion of 1837, and died there – (Obit. 78).

DAVIS (Mrs.) – Died November 2, 1886 in South Stukely, Quebec aged 96 – (DL 86).

DAVIS, George – farmer – Died July 23, 1879, near Smith's Falls, Ontario – Instantly killed when struck by lightning – (JRO 79).

DAVIS, John – Died a few years after 1863 – Murdered – Michael Farrell and Michael Conway were suspected of the murder, but the charge could not be proved. Michael Conway, in a fit or remorse, committed suicide, and while dying confessed that he and Farrell had killed Davis – (JRO 79, see p. 190-191).

DAVIS, John – Died June 8, 1883, Chatham, Ontario – Found drowned – (ADS 83).

DAVIS, Mrs. – Died March 26, 1883, Kingston, Ontario aged 86 – Burnt – (ADS 83).

DAVIS, Thos. – Died August 30, 1886 at Tp. of Culross, Ontario – Suicide by hanging. – (ADS 86).

DAVIS, W. – Wheelsman on the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, OntarioLost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DAVISON, James – Manager of the Royal Canadian Insurance Co. – Native of Bedford, England – Died December 25, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec, aged 69 – (Obit. 83).

DAVISON, John (Rev., Primitive Methodist) – Born November 23 1799 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England – Died March 1, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1847. – (Obit. 84).

DAW, John – Died January 3, 1886 at Mitchell, Ontario – Killed by a bull – (ADS 86).

DAWSON, Duncan, farmer – Died June 10, 1880, near Mitchell, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 80-81).

DAY, Charles Dewey (Hon.), LL.D., D.C.L. – President and Chancellor of McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) – Born about 1806 at Bennington, Vermont – Died January 31, 1884 in England – He was the son of the late Ithamer H. Day, Esq., and accompanied his father to Montreal in 1812. – (Obit. 84).


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