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












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DIAMOND, Hugh – Died July 24, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario – Crushed by a lumber car – (ADS 82).

DIAMOND, John Segur – M.D. - Born in December, 1836 at Oakville, Ontario – Died October 21, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – He introduced Turkish baths in Toronto. – (Obit. 84).

DICK, James (Rev., Presbyterian, superannuated) – Born in 1808 in Ayrshire, Scotland – Died June 1, 1849 at Richmond Hill, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

DICKENS, Arthur – Died August 18, 1882, Belleville, Ontario – Fell from a waggon – (ADS 82).

DICKENS, Francis Jeffrey – Late Sub-Inspector in the N. W. Mounted Police (1874-86) – Born January 15, 1845 – Died June 11, 1886 at Moline, Illinois, U.S.A. - He was the 2nd son of the distinguished English novelist. – (Obit. 86).

DICKEY, John – Died October 21, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – Killed at the Bathurst street crossing of the Northern Railway, his waggon being run into by a train while he was trying to drive across the track – (JRO 79).

DICKIE, Charles (Hon.), M.L.C. of N.S. (1861) – Born at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia – Died April 22, 1884 at Canning, Nova Scotia – He married in 1826, Miss Sarah Tupper. She died January 2, 1884. – (Obit. 84).

DICKIE, Sarah (Mrs.) (née Tupper) – Died January 2, 1884 – Wife of the Hon. Charles Dickie M.L.C. of Nova Scotia – (Obit. 84).

DICKSON – Died August 2, 1886 near Birtle, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DICKSON, James F. – Editor of the Huron Signal newspaper – Died June 5, 1878 – Drowned in Lake Ontario – (Obit. 78).

DICKSON, James F. – of the Huron Signal newspaper – Died June 5, 1878, Goderich, Ontario – Accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat – (JRO 78).

DICKSON, Jno. – Fireman – Died August 29, 1885 between Deseronto and Kingston, Ontario – Scalded to death by an escape of steam from the boiler of the steamer Hero. – (JRO 85).

DICKSON, John Robinson – M.D., (1842), M.R.C.P. (Lon.); F.R.C.S., (Edin.); M.R.C.S. (Eng.) – Born November 15, 1819 at Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland – Died November 23, 1882 at Wolfe Island, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1842 – (Obit. 82).

DICKSON, Joseph – Cabin-boy – Died March 2, 1882, Sandy Hook (New Jersey) – Drowned in the wreck of the barque W. J. Stairs – (JRO 82).

DICKSON, R. B. – Registrar of Deeds for the District of Parrsborough, in the County of Cumberland (Nova Scotia) – deceased – Successor appointed on September 30, 1878 – (PAPS Nova Scotia 78).

DICKSON, Walter Hamilton (Hon.) – Senator (1867-84) – Born January 4, 1806 at Niagara, Ontario – Died July 30 at Niagara, Ontario – He was a son of the late Hon. Wm. Dickson, M.L.C. of U.C. – (Obit. 85).

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).

DILLON, Mary – Died September 1, 1881, Gananoque, Ontario – Burned to death – (JRO 80-81).

DILLON, Mary A. – a servant – Died July 24, 1880 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 19 – A coal oil explosion sets fire to her chothing. She is so badly burnt that she dies in a few hours – (JRO 80-81).

DINNING, Henry – Ship-builder – Died February 15, 1884 in Quebec aged 54 – He came to Canada early in life – (Obit. 84).

DINTON, a man – Died November 28, 1879, Saurin, near Elmvale, Ontario – killed by the bursting of a circular saw in Cooper's shimble mill – (JRO 79).

DION, Cyrille – Canadian Billiard Champion – Died October 2, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec aged 35 – (Obit. 78).

DION, J. – Died April 21, 1883 in Quebec – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 83).

DIONNE, Etienne – Died October 28, 1882 in Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

D'IRUMBERRY de SALABERRY, Charles Leonidas (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).

DISHAN, George – Died May 28, 1879, Valleyfield, Quebec – Drowned while out fishing – (JRO 79).

DIVER, Alberta Ismena – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario 2y 6m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DIVER, Bingham – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 11 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DIVER, Hiram – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 27 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DIVER, Wealthy M., matron – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 27 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DIXIE, Richmond – Died June 23, 1886 at Canning, Nova Scotia – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

DIXON, Geo. – Died August 28, 1886 at Rolly Bay Harbour – Suicide by drowning. – (ADS 86).

DIXON, Wm. Andrews (Major) – Late H. M.'s 82nd Regiment – Born in Toronto, Ontario – Died May 5, 1885 at Edinburgh, Scotland – (Obit. 85).




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