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












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DEACON – Postmaster of Kingston, Ontario – deceased – Successor appointed on January 2, 1880 – (PAPS Dominion 80-81).

DEACON, William S. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 17y 6d – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DEADMAN, Alice M. – Milliner – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 21 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DEAGLE, C. – Harbour Master – Deceased, successor appointed on July 28, 1885 – (PAPS Dominion 85).

DEAN, J. – Died August 23, 1883, Waterford, Ontario aged 12 – Drowned – (ADS 83).

DEAN, Sam. – Died May 31, 1880, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Injured by the explosion of the boiler in the saw mill of McAuley & Jarvis and subsequently died – (JRO 80-81).

De BLOIS, Geo Wastie (Hon.) – President of the Liberal Conservative Assn. (Queens, P.E.I) – Born July 12, 1824 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died August 14, 1886 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., where he had resided since 1847 – He was the son of the late S. W. De Blois, Esq., of Halifax. He married in 1847 Sarah Frances, daughter of the late Hon. T. H. Haviland, of Charlottetown – (Obit. 86).

De BLOIS, Josephine (Madame Caron) – Died March 25, 1880 in Quebec City aged 79 – (Obit. 80-81).

De BLOIS, Stephen W. (Rev., Baptist) – Born in 1828 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died February 6, 1884 at Wolfiville, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 84).

DeCOSTE, Ann (Mad.) – Born Arichat, Nova Scotia – Died in March, 1885 in Nova Scotia aged 110 – (DL 85).

DeCOURSIER, Edward – Died September 26, 1879, Lambton Mills, near Toronto, Ontario – Murdered by his brother Robert DeCoursier – (JRO 79).

DeCOURSIER, Robt. W. – Died April 26, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Suicide by poison the day before he was to have been hanged for the murder of his brother Edward – (JRO 80-81).

DEFRAYNE, Alphonse – Died June 29, 1883, Lyn, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DEGAN, Annie – Died May 15, 1886 at Cornwall, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

De GONZAGUE, L. B. – Died July 14, 1886 at St. Helen's Island, Montreal, Quebec – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

De GRASSI, Captain Philip – Late of H. M.'s 1st West India Native Regiment – Died January 25, 1878, Lindsay, Ontario aged 88 – (Obit. 78).

De GRASSI, George Philip – M.D. – Died May 19, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario aged 39 – (Obit. 80-81).

DEGROAT, H. – Fireman on the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, OntarioLost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

De GUISE, Charles – M.D., writer of fiction – Born September 28, 1827, Kamouraska, Quebec – Died February 4, 1884 in Quebec City – (Obit. 84).

DELAIRE, François – Died September 7, 1886 near Beaconsfield, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

DELANEY (4) – Died August 7, 1882, Sherbrooke, Quebec – Burned to death – (ADS 82).

DELANEY, Thos. – Died June 28, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DELARGY, Patrick – Died April 15, 1882, London, Ontario aged 50 – Shot and killed by George Code, aged 33 – (JRO 82).

DELEAGE, François Regis (Rev., R.C.) – Native of France – Died August 1, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario, aged 63 – He was the founder of the village of Maniwaki (Quebec). – (Obit. 84).

De LERY – Member of the Legislative Council, Quebec – deceased – Successor appointed on April 28, 1881 – (PAPS Quebec 80-81).

De LERY, Alexandre René Chaussegros (Hon.) – M.L.C. of Quebec (1867) – Born March 29, 1818 in Quebec – Died December 19, 1880, Quebec City – He was a member of the illustrious Canadian family of the same name, his father being the late Hon. Chas. G. de Lery, M.L.C. – (Obit. 80-81).

DÉLIGNY (Madame Armstrong) – Died October 21, 1878, Sorel, Quebec aged 67 – Recilct of the late Hon. David Morrison Armstrong, M.L.C., of Quebec. She was a daughter of the late Jacques Déligny, Esq., M.P.P. for Berthier, by Françoise Langevin – (Obit. 78).

DELISLE, Alex. Maurice – ex-M.P.P. for County for Montreal in Can. Assembly (1841-44) – Born in 1810 – Died February, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

DELLING, Daniel – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 25 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

De LONG, Catherine (Mrs.) – Born at Kingston, Ontario – Died March 15, 1883 at Fulton, New York, U.S.A. aged 100 years & 7 months – (DL 83).

DELONG, T. C. (Rev.) – Baptist Clergyman – Died June 1879 in Nova Scotia – (Obit. 79).

De LONGUEUIL, Charles Irwin Grant – Died February 26, 1879, at Ste. Helene, Pau, Basses Pyrenees, France – He is succeeded in the title, which was originally granted to their ancestor, Chas. Lemoine, in 1699, by his eldest son, Chas. Cullamore Grant, formerly of the ''Victoria Rifles,'' Montreal– (Obit. 79).

DELORME – Died July 31, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

DEMERS – Died September 20, 1882, St. Nicholas, Quebec – Kicked to death – (ADS 82).

DEMERS, Adolphe – Died March 15, 1886 at St. Narcisse, Quebec – Killed by a falling tree – (ADS 86).

DEMERS, Alexis Louis, M. P. P. for Iberville in the Quebec Assembly (1881-86) – Born July 23, 1825 at St. Jean Chrysostome, Quebec – Died October 22, 1886 at St. Jean Chrysostome, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

DEMERS, François-Xavier (Rev., R.C.) – Curé of Ste. Anne des Plaines, Quebec – Died July 16, 1884 at Ste. Anne des Plaines, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

DEMERS, L. J. – Registrar, Missisquoi, Quebec – deceased – Successor appointed on February 17, 1881 – (PAPS Quebec 80-81).

DEMERS, Louis, his wife and 4 children – Died April 27, 1884 at St. Albert, Arthabaska – Drowned when the ferry boat which crosses the Nicolet River founders. – (JRO 84).

DEMERS, Marie-Hermine-Helvise (Madame Fournier) – Died March 4, 1879, Ottawa, Ontario – Wife of Hon. Justice Fournier, of the Supreme Court – (Obit. 79).

De MILLE, James, M.A. – Author – Born in 1837 in New Brunswick – Died January 28, 1880 at Halifax, Nova Scotia (see p. 403) – (Obit. 80-81).

De MIRABEL, Cyprien Costafrolaz, a Savoyard – Died December 13, 1878, St. Johns, Quebec – Executed for the murder of Mathieu Mathevon, a silk merchant from Lyons, France, in July last, in the neighbourhood of Rouse's Point. He dies protesting his innocence – (JRO 78).

De MONTENACH, Charles Theodore (Capt.) – Late H.M.'s 15th Regt. of Foot, co-seigneur of Beloeil, Quebec – Born November 20, 1821 in Montreal, Quebec – Died October 18, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – He was the son of the late F. C. T. de Montenach, Esq., a Swiss officer, who came to Canada in 1811, and subsequently represented Yamaska in the L. C. Assembly. On his mother's side he was a descendant of the Lemoines, Barons de Longueuil. By virtue of a family right his remains were interred within the sanctuary of the church at Longueuil. – (Obit. 85).

DEMPSEY (Mr.), of Hamilton, Ontario – Died August 7, 1885 at St. Thomas, Ontario – Killed by a train running into the buggy in which he is driving over a railway crossing. His sister, Mrs. Fred. Saunders, of St. Thomas, and her 6 year old son, are also killed – (JRO 85).

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

DEMPSTER, John – Driver in Volunteer Artillery – Kingston, Ontario – Thrown from his horse and run over at a review – (ADS 83).

DENISON, Egerton A. (Capt.) – H. M.'s 3rd South Staffordshire Regt. B. in Toronto – Born in Toronto, Ontario – Died July 8, 1886 on the steamship Vancouver, coming into Rimouski, Quebec, aged 25 – He was the 8th son of the late Col. G. T. Denison, of Rusholme, Toronto, Ontario. His remains were brought to Toronto for interment in the family burial ground. – (Obit. 86).

DENISON, Richard Lippincott (Lieutenant Colonel) – Canadian Volunteer Officer – Born June 13, 1814 near Toronto, Ontario – Died March 10, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario – Died of erysipelas in the head after a short illness – He was the eldest son of the late Colonel George T. Denison of Bellevue, Toronto, and grandson of Captain Richard Lippincott, who fought as a U.E. Loyalist through the whole American Revolution – (Obit. 78).

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

DENNIS, John Stroughton (Lieut.-Col.), C.M.G. (1882) – Deputy Minister of the Interior (1878-81) – Born October 19, 1820 – Died July 7, 1885 at his residence, Kingsmere, near Ottawa, Ontario – He was the son of the late Joseph Dennis, Esq., of ''Buttonwood'', near Toronto – (Obit. 85).

DENNIS, Robert – Died July 31, 1883, Chatham, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

DENNISTOUN, Jas. Fredk., Q.C. (1880) – Born in 1841 in Peterborough, Ontario – Died November 25, 1886 in Peterborough, Ontario – He was the eldest son of Robt. Dennistoun, Esq., Q.C., who was for 18 years Co. Judge of Peterborough. – (Obit. 86).

DENNISTOUN, Robert Hamilton – Barrister of Ontario (1874) – Born March 5, 1849 in Peterborough, Ontario – Died June 2, 1884 at Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. – Died on his return from Southern California – He was the second son of Judge Dennistoun of Peterborough, Ontario. – (Obit. 84).

DENTON, Harvey (child) – Died August 1, 1882, Briar Island – Drowned – (ADS 82).

DENTON, Miriam (child) – Died August 1, 1882, Briar Island – Drowned – (ADS 82).

D'ENTREMONT, Simon – Formerly M.P.P for Yarmouth in the N. S. Assembly – Died in September, 1886 at Pubnico, Nova Scotia, aged 98 – He is said to have been the first Acadian who ever sat in an English Parliament. He was a direct descendant of the scion of the House of Bourbon who was created Baron Pabomcoup and Duc de Pubnico and married a daughter of Latour so famed in Nova Scotian history. D'Entremont's grand-father and family were exiled from Nova Scotia in 1757, but returned in 1768 as leaders of the straggling band of French-Acadians who settled Pubnico. – (Obit. 86).

DENZALL, Robt., foreman – Died May 31, 1880, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Killed by the explosion of the boiler in the saw mill of McAuley & Jarvis – (JRO 80-81).

DERAGON, Jean B. – Died July 13, 1882, St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary, Quebec – Shot dead by a keeper named McElwaine while attempting to make an escape – (JRO 82).

DERBY, Joseph – Died August 18, 1883, Hanover, Ontario – Waggon accident – (ADS 83).

DERMAID, J. W. – 1st mate of the Asia (= McDermiad?) – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DEROME, Francois Magloire – Advocate – Born in 1821 in Montreal, Quebec – Died July 30, 1880, St. Germain de Rimouski – (Obit. 80-81).

DERR, Fred. – Died August 28, 1886, Quebec – Railway accident.. – (ADS 86).

DERRICK, Michael – Died May 16, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario aged 17 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DERVAL, Danl. – Farmer – Died May 16, 1882, nearPenetanguishene, Ontario – Dies from the effects of a wound with an axe inflicted on him a few days previously by Henry Yorke, against whom a verdict of guilty is returned by the coroner's jury – (JRO 82).

Des BARRES, Wm. Fredk. (Hon.) – Late a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (1848-81) – Born February 14, 1800 at the Elysian fields, Cumberland, Nova Scotia – Died June 16, 1885 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – He was the son of Mr. John F. W. Des Barres, who was drowned when quite a young man, and grand son of Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a well-known military officer and hydrographer, who served under Wolfe, at Louisbourg and Quebec and was subsequently successively Lieut.-Governor of Cape Breton and P.E.I. – (Obit. 85).

DESAUTELS, Ad. – Died November 25, 1886 at Eastman, Quebec – Mill accident. – (ADS 86).

De SALABERRY, Charles Leonidas d'Irumberry (Lt.-Col.) – Crown Forrester for the Porvince of Quebec – Died March 25, 1882 at the Manor House, L'Assomption, Quebec, aged 62 – He was a son of Col. C. M. d'I. de Salaberry, C. B., well known in Canadian history as the '' hero of Chateauguay'' – (Obit. 82).

D'ESCHAMBAULT, Henri Fleury – Advocate – Died February 27, 1878, Chambly, Quebec aged 72 – (Obit. 78).

DESCOTEAUX – Died August 28, 1886 at St. Thomas-de-Pierreville, Quebec aged 22 – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

DESILETS, Odile, a young girl – Died March 29, 1880 in Quebec – Murdered by Cleophas Lachance, aged 21, who confessed his crime and was executed in Arthabaskaville, Quebec January 28, 1881 – (JRO 80-81).

DESJARDINS, Edouard – Died July 10, 1886 at Terrebonne, Quebec, aged 77 – He was the father of Alphonse Desjardins, Esq., M.P. – (Obit. 86).

DESJARDINS, Virginie (Madame) (nee Paré) – Died February 15, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of T. C. Alphonse Desjardins, Esq., M.P. for Hochelaga in the House of Commons whom she married in 1864. She was the eldest daughter of the late Hubert Paré, Esq., of Montreal – (Obit. 79).

DESLAURIERS – Died July 3, 1886 at Rivière-du-Loup (en bas), Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DESLAURIERS, a man from Ottawa – Died September 9, 1882, Turtle Mountain, N.W.T. – Murdered during an altercation by a man named Levesque, formerly of Ottawa, who is sentenced to be hung but is respited on technical grounds – (JRO 82).

DESLAURIERS, Anne – Died June 12, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Suicide by poison – (ADS 86).

DESLOGES, Jos. – Died November 28, 1886 at Aumond, Quebec – Falls from a verandah. – (ADS 86).

DESMARAIS, Chas. – Died November 11, 1886 at Ironsides, Quebec – Burned to death – (ADS 86).

DESNOYERS, Jean (Rev., R.C.), C.A. – Curé of St. Pie, Quebec – Born May 30, 1833 at St. Jean Baptiste, Quebec – Died July 28, 1884 – (Obit. 84).

De SOLA, Alex. Abraham, – LL.D. (1858) (Jewish) – Born September 18, 1827 in London, England – Died June 5, 1882 at New York – He came to Montreal in 1847, in response to a call from the Portuguese Hebrew congregation of that city, the incumbency of which he continued to hold until his death. His body was brought to Montreal for burial. – (Obit. 82).

DESPATIS, Andre Augustin Forget (Rev.) – Principal of St. Boniface College, Manitoba – Born in 1846 in Terrebonne, Quebec – Died June 8, 1881, St. Boniface, Manitoba – (Obit. 80-81).

DESPATRIES, J., of Coteau (Quebec?) – Passenger – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DESROCHERS – Died November 14, 1886 at Baie St. Paul, Quebec aged 18 – Shot accidentally. – (ADS 86).

DESROCHERS, Benjamin (Rev., R.C.) – Born Ste. Croix, Quebec – Died February 18, 1884 at Ste. Croix, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

DESROCHERS, J. – Died January 22, 1883, Levis, Quebec – Engineer, Ry. accident – (ADS 83).

DESROUSSEAU, R. H. – Died November 12, 1885 in Montreal – Dashed to death by falling from the roof of the Montreal drill hall which he was engaged in painting. – (JRO 85).

De ST. OURS, Hermine (Madame) (née Duchesnay) – Died November 11, 1884 at the Manor House, St. Ours, Quebec – Relict of the Hon. Roch de St. Ours, M.L.C. of L. Can., and subsequently Sheriff of Montreal. She represented in her person and by marriage two of the oldest and most distinguised families of the Province of Quebec – the St. Ours and the Duchesnays. Left a widow at 29, she devoted the remainder of her life to the education of her children, and to works of religion and charity. – (Obit. 84).

DEVANEY, engineer – Died July 7, 1883, near Beamsville, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DEVEREUX, James – Died March 7, 1883, McKillop, Ontario – Kicked by a horse – (ADS 83).

DEVLIN, Bernard – ex-M.P. for Montreal Centre in House of Commons (1875-78) – Born December 15, 1824 in Roscommon, Ireland – Died February 8, 1880 in Colorado, U.S.A. – (Obit. 80-81).

DEWERS, Alex. – Died June 15, 1882, Laprairie, Quebec – Killed by lightning – (ADS 82).

DeWOLF, Alfred (Dr.) – Kentville (Nova Scotia) – Commits suicide hanging himself in Kentville jail where he was detained for the murder of his wife June 19, 1879 in Wolfville, Kings' County, Nova Scotia – He was respectably connected and a graduate of Harvard Medical College – (JRO 79).

DeWOLF, Thos L. – Senior member of the lumber shipping firm of T. & E. de Wolf & Co., of Halifax – Died January 14, 1883 at Parrsboro', Nova Scotia – (Obit. 83).

DÉZIEL, Mgr. Joseph David (R.C.) – Born May 21, 1806 at Maskinongé, Quebec – Died June 25, 1882 at Lévis, Quebec – (Obit. 82).




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