Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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GAGE, two daughters of Jas. aged 12 and 15 – Died May 5, 1880, Sutherland's Corners, Ontario – Burned to death – (JRO 80-81).

GAGNÉ – Died April 18, 1879, near New Liverpool, Quebec – One of four men and two boys drowned by the upsetting of a market boat – (JRO 79).

GAGNE, Malvina – Died August 21, 1882, St. Frederic, Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

GAGNON, Adolphe – M.P. for Charlevoix in the Can. Assembly (1861-67) – Born in 1810 at Baie St. Paul, Quebec – Died in August, 1885 – (Obit. 85).

GAGNON, Hy. – Died July 12, 1885 at Longueuil, Quebec aged 35 – Accidentally drowned while fishing – (JRO 85).

GAHAN, Joseph – Printer – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 17 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GALARNEAU, Louis – Died June 6, 1885, St. John's suburbs, Quebec – Insantly killed by the giving way of a scaffold on the steeple of the R. C. Church – (JRO 85).

GALBRAITH, Daniel – M.P. – Born in February, 1813 in Glasgow, Scotland – Died December 17, 1879, Almonte, Ontario – Mr. Galbraith's parents came from the Highlands of Scotland. He came to Canada with them in 1821 and they settled in the County of Lanark, in Upper Canada – (Obit. 79).

GALES, Thos. (Rev., Baptist) – Temperance reformer – Born in 1841 at Wells, Norfolk, England – Died October 24, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1860 – (Obit. 83).

GALLAGHER, Mary (Mrs. James Connolly) – Died October 1, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Murdered by Susan Kennedy, wife of Jacob Mears, who was sentenced to be hanged on the 5th of December; but her sentence was commuted for imprisonment for life – (JRO 79).

GALLAGHER, Mrs. – Died August 26, 1883, Clinton, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

GALLAGHER, W. B., of Manitowaning (Ontario) – Passenger – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

GALLAHAN, Michael – Died July 8, 1886 near Hochelaga, Quebec aged 27 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

GALLAVAN (Mrs.) – Died February 23, 1886 near Frankford, Ontario – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

GAMBLE (Lady Macaulay) – Died July 17, 1883 at Sparkford Hall, Somerset, England, aged 80 – Relict of Hon. Sir James Buchanan Macaulay, C.B., formerly Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Upper Canada – She was the daughter of Dr. John Gamble. – (Obit. 83).

GAMBLE, John Henry (Captain) – of H.M. 17th Regt. of Foot, born in Toronto, Ontario – Born July 12, 1844 at Toronto, Ontario – Died July 14, 1879, Kyber Pass, Afghanistan – Died from the effects of an attack of dysentery – He was the eldest son of Clarke Gamble, Esq., Q.C., of Pinehurst, Toronto – (Obit. 79).

GAMMILL or GAMMELL, William – Businessman at Little Bras D'Or, Nova Scotia, member of the Nova Scotia Assembly, colonel in the militia – Born in 1803 in Scotland – Died May 4, 1879 in Nova Scotia – A widower, William Gammill married Miss Mary Imrie, aged 43, at his house on 1st January, 1877. Mr. Gammill met Miss Imrie in Scotland in 1875. She is the daughter of a well-to-do-farmer living at Mary Hill, near Glasgow, one of whose sons is the Rev. Mr. Imrie of St. Andrew's church, Dunfermline, another Mr. Peter Imrie, who recently came to Canada as the Larnarkshire farmers' delegate. His will, made April 26, 1877, was proven in the usual manner, and under it his widow, the sole devisee and executrix, entered into possession of his estate worth $66,673. A little over a year after Mr. Gammill's death, Thomas McLellan produced a will, dated April 21, 1879, purporting to have been made on that day in the presence of himself, Donald Johnston and Alexander Gordon, and under it bequests were made to different persons to the amount of $66,000. A Judge of Probate decided that the second will should be admitted to Probate, from which decision an appeal was taken to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Judgment is given on 1st May, 1882, and the first will made by Mr. Gammill is sustained. Meanwhile, since the appeal to the Supreme Court, Thomas McLellan, Donald Johnston and Alexander Gordon have been indicted for perjury and forgery. The trial takes place only on 11 August, 1882. A verdict of ''not guilty'' is returned. – (Trials 80-81; JRO 82 p. 185).

GAMMON, Thos. – Died February 4, 1881, near Apohqui, New Brunswick aged 35 – Railway accident. Killed by the engine, of which he is engineer, running off the track – (JRO 80-81).

GANE, Wm. Law – Litterateur – Born in 1815 at Harwich, England – Died September 27, 1879, Ottawa, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1860 and settled in the Township of Lowe, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

GANNON, Cornelius – Born in Ireland – Died March, 1880, Campbellford, Ontario aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

GANUE, Michel – Born in Quebec – Died in September, 1885 in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A., aged 107 – (DL 85).

GARLAND, Geo. R. – Died August 1, 1886 at North Toronto, Ontario – Run over by waggon – (ADS 86).

GARRISON, Nelson – Died May 31, 1883, Pictou, Nova Scotia – Drowned – (ADS 83).

GARRITY, Patrick – Died December 31, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GARRON (Mrs.) – Died September 1, 1886 mear Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia – Suicide by hanging – Wife of Caleb Garron – (ADS 86).

GARROTT – Died December 17, 1883, Ingersoll, Ontario – Frozen – (ADS 83).

GARSEI, Gata – Died February 17, 1883, Thunder Bay, Ontario – Frozen – (ADS 83).

GATES, David – Laborer – Died August 12, 1879, Margaretsville, Annapolis, Nova Scotia – Kills his wife with a hatchet and then throws himself into the river, where his lifeless body is found next day – (JRO 79).

GAUCHER, Guillaume Gamelin – M.P. for Jacques Cartier in Can. Assembly, and subsequently in the House of Commons (1864-72) – Born August 10, 1810 – Died September 16, 1885 at Ste. Genevieve, Quebec – He was a son of C.G.G. Gaucher, Esq. – (Obit. 85).

GAUDET – A mem. of the Legislative Council to represent Kennebec division (Quebec) – deceased – Sussessor appointed on August 21, 1882 – (PAPS Quebec 82).

GAUDET – Member of the Council of Agriculture (Quebec) – deceased – Sussessor appointed on September 16, 1882 – (PAPS Quebec 82).

GAUDET, Hon. Joseph – M.L.C. of Quebec (1877) – Died August 4, 1882 at Gentilly, Quebec, aged 64 – (Obit. 82).

GAUTHIER – Died August 14, 1886 at Varennes, Quebec – Falls from a scaffold. – (ADS 86).

GAUTHIER – Died August 27, 1886 at Portneuf, Quebec – Railway accident.. – (ADS 86).

GAUTHIER, Basile – Died May 30, 1885 in Buckingham, Quebec aged 16 – Accidentally caught in the machinery and mangled to death in Ross Bros' turning shop – (JRO 85).

GAUTHIER, Frederic – Formerly Consul General of France in Canada – Died March, 1878 in France – (Obit. 78).

GAUTHIER, L. Onezime (Rev.) – Curé of St. Lazare, Quebec – Died October 3, 1880, St. Lazare, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

GAUTHIER, Onésime – M.P.P. for Charlevoix in the Quebec Assembly (1875-86) – Born December 2, 1834 at St. Urbain, Quebec – Died June 16, 1886 in Quebec City – Died during the sitting of the Legislature. – (Obit. 86).

GAUVREAU, Louis P., N.P. (1849) – Mayor of Rimouski – Died April 3, 1884 at Rimouski, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

GAUVREAU, Marie Remo Josephte (Lady Belleau) – Born in 1811 – Died December 11, 1884 in Quebec – Wife of the Hon. Sir Narcisse Fortunat Belleau, K.C.M.G., formerly prime Minister of Canada, and subsequently for some years Lieut.-Governor of the Province of Quebec to whom she was married in 1835. She was a daughter of M. Louis Gauvreau, at one time representative of the County of Quebec in the Lower Canada Assembly, by Marie Josephte Vanfelson, sister of Mr. Justice Vanfelson. – (Obit. 84).

GAUVREAU, Pierre, C.E. – Managing Engineer of the Department of Public Works of Quebec – Died May 16, 1884 in Quebec aged 71 – (Obit. 84).

GELDERT, James – Died March 30, 1882, Grand Lake, Nova Scotia – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

GELDERT, James Milne – High Sheriff of the County of Hants, Nova Scotia – Died February 8, 1878 aged 61 – (Obit. 78).

GELLORIASGI, Lusteri – Died February 17, 1883, Thunder Bay, Ontario – Frozen – (ADS 83).

GENDREAU or JOUDRO, John – Born in Quebec – Died November 29, 1884 in Arkansas, Wis., aged 121 (sic) – (DL 84).

GENEST, Etienne – Shoemaker – Died March 18, 1882 in Quebec – Beaten to death by a gang of rowdies – (JRO 82).

GEOFFRION, Almaide (Madame) (née Dansereau) – Died April 8, 1881, Verchères, Quebec aged 41 – Wife of Hon. F. Geoffrion, M.P., to whom she was united, 1865. – (Obit. 80-81).

GEORGE, Thos., of Quebec – Fireman – Died February 10, 1882 at sea between New York and Porto Rico – Lost in the founder of the steamer Bahama in a hurricane – (JRO 82).

GERIN-LAJOIE, Antoine – Canadian author – Born August 4, 1824 at Yamachiche, Quebec – Died August 4, 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 82, see p. 348).

GERVAIS, A. (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Church of Rome – Born in 1785 – Died July 26, 1878, St. Ursule, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

GIBB, Alexander sr. – Born in Lanarkshire, Scotland – Died March 27, 1886 at West York, Ontario aged 99 – (DL 86).

GIBBS, Susan – Died December 21, 1883 at Lambton Mills, Ontario – Murdered – On February 8, 1884, a Coroner's Jury bring in a verdict of Wilful Murder against some party or parties unknown. – (JRO 84).

GIBBS, Susan (Mrs.) – Died December 21, 1883 at Lambton Mills, Ontario (7 miles from Toronto), aged 70 – Murdered in her house for purpose of robbery – Aaron Harris, 60, a neighbor of Mrs. Gibbs, is arrested on suspicion. The inquest was not concluded at the close of the year. – (JRO 83).

GIBBS, Thos. Nicholson (Hon.) – Senator (1880) – Born March 11, 1821 at Terrebonne, Quebec – Died April 7, 1883 at his residence, Ellesmere Hall, Oshawa, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

GIBLING, Walter J. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 9 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GIBSON, Jno., of Deux Rivières, Ontario – Crew of the steamer Christopher O'Kelly – Died August 1, 1885 at Pembroke, Ontario – Dies in the flames as the steamer Christopher O'Kelly burns – (JRO 85).

GIBSON, Ralph – Died May 17, 1882, Hillard's Junction – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

GIDEON, N. – Died October 15, 1883, St. Lambert, Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GIDNEY, Angus M. – An old journalist – Born May 4, 1803 at Jemseg, New Brunswick – Died January 20, 1882 at Bridgetown, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 82).

GIGUERE, Antoine (Rev.) – Curé of St. Etienne de Beauharnois, Quebec – Died January 21, 1885 – (Obit. 85).

GILBERT – Police Magistrate, St. John, New Brunswick – deceased – Sussessor appointed on February 13, 1882 – (PAPS New Brunswick 82).

GILBERT, Albert – Fireman – Died July 16, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – Killed when the roof of a stable on fire suddenly falls. – (JRO 84).

GILBERT, Humphrey Tisdale – Police Magistrate of St. John, N.B. (1858-82) – Born January 2, 1814 at Willow Farm, Dorchester, New Brunswick – Died February 7, 1882 at Willow Farm, Dorchester, New Brunswick – The descendant of an old and well-known loyalist. Brother of Mr. W. J. Gilbert, Q.C.. He never married – (Obit. 82).

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

GILBERY, James – Died April 1, 1884 on the Canadian Pacific Railway about 165 miles from Port Arthur (Ontario) – Killed by the premature explosion of a blast – (JRO 84).

GILCHRIST, Wm., of Guelph, Ontario – Died April 18, 1884 at sea – Killed as a result of the collision of the steamer State of Florida with the barque Ponema – (JRO 84).

GILL – Died January 11, 1886 at Sorel, Quebec aged 25 – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

GILL, John – Died June 30, 1884 at South Wellington colliery, near Nanaimo, British Columbia – Killed when an explosion of gas occurs in shaft No. 3 – (JRO 84).

GILL, Moses – Died July 16, 1883, Kemptville, Ontario aged 17 – Mill accident – (ADS 83).

GILLEGHAN, Roger – Died September 18, 1886 at Côte St. Antoine, Quebec aged 16 – Scratches his foot with a rusty nail and dies with lockjaw. – (ADS 86).

GILLESBY, Wm. – Collector of Customs at Dundas, Ontario (1871-86) – Born November 24, 1824 at Little Corby, England – Died April 18, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario – He came to Canada when quite young. – (Obit. 86).

GILLIS – Died October 20, 1886 at Antigonish, Nova Scotia – Shoots himself accidentally.. – (ADS 86).

GILLIS, T. R. – Died May 3. 1883 in the Vale mine, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia – Killed when, coming up from his work, the rope attached to the rake breaks, and the boxes run down the slope. – (JRO 83).

GILMOUR, Wm. – Died May 19, 1883, Uphill, Ontario – Struck by lightning – (ADS 83).

GINGRAS, Jules Fabian – Asst. French Translator to House of Commond, Can. (1862) – Died February 6, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario aged 55 – (Obit. 84).

GINTY, Elizabeth (Mrs.) – Born Oldcastle, Meath, Ireland – Died May 1881 in Toronto, Ontario aged 104 – (DL 82).

GINTY, John – Contractor – Born in 1821 at Oldcastle, Westmeath, Ireland – Died September 11, 1884 in New York – His remains were taken to Tecumseh (Ontario) for interment. He accompanied his father to Canada in 1827. The family settled on a farm in the County of Simcoe. In 1856 he took up his residence in Toronto, and became a partner of his cousin, Mr. Alex Manning, now Mayor of that city. – (Obit. 84).

GIRARD, Jos. – Died April 26, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Run over by a horse – (ADS 86).

GIROD, R. – Died August 17, 1882, Victoria, British Columbia – A falling tree – (ADS 82).

GIROUARD, Es?ie Cranwell (Madame) – Died June 30, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Mr. D. Girouard, Q.C., M.P. – (Obit. 79).

GIROUARD, Gilbert Anselme – M.P. for Kent, New Brunswick, in the House of Commons (1878-83) – Born October 26, 1846 at Ste. Marie de Bouctouch, New Brunswick – Died in January, 1885 at Ste. Marie de Bouctouch, New Brunswick – (Obit. 85).

GIROUX, Félix – Died July 27, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Falls from a scaffold – (ADS 86).

GIROUX, Pierre, of St. Roch's – Died August 15, 1879 in Quebec City – Killed in the riot opposing members of the Ship Laborers' Union and L'Union Canadienne(JRO 79).

GIRROIR, Hubert (Rev., R.C.) – Born in 1826 at Tracadie, Nova Scotia – Died January 25, 1884 at St. Paul de Havre-Boucher, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

GISBORNE, H. P. (Mr.) – Manufacturing chemist – Died August 16, 1885 in Toronto Bay – Accidentally drowned – (JRO 85).

GIVINS, Saltern (Rev.), D.C.L. (Church of Eng.) - Born in Toronto – Died October 13, 1880, Colborne, Ontario – Son of the late Col. Givins, of the British Army – (Obit. 80-81).

GLASS, Charles Jordan (Rev.) (Presbyterian) – Born 1820 in Scotland – Died November 28, 1882 at Montreal, Quebec – After graduating with honours at Aberdeen, came to New Brunswick where he founded the Presbytery of York, and established the village of Glassville – (Obit. 82).

GLASS, Jas. – Died September 7, 1886 aged 18 when off Giants Tomb, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

GLASS, Willie D. – Clerk – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 23 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

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

GLAVIN, May – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 4 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GLENN, Jos. – Died September 27, 1886 near Dungannon, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

GLOVER, John Hawley (His Excellency Sir), G.C.M.G. (1874) – Governor of Newfoundland (1876-81 and 1883-85) – Born in 1829 – Died September 30, 1885 in England – (Obit. 85).

GLUCK, Joseph (Rev.) – Rabbi of the Jewish Synagogue, Toronto – Hungarian by birth – Died December 18, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario aged 49 – (Obit. 83).

GLYNN, Thos – Died September 20, 1882, Port Colborne, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

GODDA, Toussaint-Hébert (Major) – Died August 14, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 88 – (Obit. 79).

GODDARD, Thos. – A wealthy farmer of Sutton, Quebec – Died March 12, 1884 near St. Cesaire, Quebec – Murdered : found dead in a field with his head split open. He had been robbed of $600. There is no clue to the murderer. – (JRO 84).

GODFREY, Wm. Minns (Rev.), B.A., – Rector of Clementsport, Nova Scotia – Born in 1813 in England – Died in 1880 ou 1881 – (Obit. 80-81).

GOGAN, John – Died December, 1880, Spencerville, Ontario aged 109 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

GOGOLEIN, David – Died June 6, 1887 at Pembroke, Ontario – Executed for the murder of Mrs. M. Wieckenhal, a neighbour, on October 11, 1886. – (JRO 86).

GOLDIE, John – Naturalist – Born March 21, 1793 at Kirkoswold, Ayrshire, Scotland – Died July 23, 1886 at Ayr, Ontario – He was married in 1815 to Margaret Dunlop Smith, a daughter of Mr. Jas. Smith, of Monkwood Grove, Ayrshire, a prominent Botanist and Nurseryman. He brought his family to Canada in 1844 and settled near the village of Ayr, Ontario. He left 3 sons and 2 daughters to survive him, viz. : Mr. John Goldie, of the firm of Goldie & McCulloch, of Galt; Mr. Jas. Goldie, of Guelph; Mr. David Goldie, of Ayr, and Margaret, wife of Rev. Prof. Caven, of Toronto, and Mary, wife of Mr. A. McIlwraith, of Galt. – (Obit. 86).

GOODERHAM, James – Miller – Born December 29, 1825 in Norfolk, England – Died May 11, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – He was the second son of Wm. Gooderham, Esq., the senior partner of the well-known firm of Gooderham & Worts, Toronto, and a brother of William Gooderham, now President of the Nipissing Railway – (Obit. 79).

GOODERHAM, James – one of Toronto's weathiest and most prominent citizens – Died May 10, 1879, near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 79).

GOODERHAM, Wm. – President and one of the founders of the Bank of Toronto – Born August 29, 1790 at Scole, Norfolk, England – Died August 20, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Toronto in 1832 and entered into partnership there with his brother-in-law, the late Mr. Jas. Worts, who died in 1834. In 1845 he was joined by Mr. J. G. Worts, the son of his old partner. – (Obit. 80-81).

GOODHUE, (Hon.) – Member of the judiciary of Ohio, and late a State Senator – Native of the Eastern Townships, Quebec – Died September 12, 1883 at Akron, Ohio, U.S.A. – He went to Ohio when a young man. His brother, J. L. Goodhue, a well-known business man of Danville, Quebec died by his own hand, 5 Dec. – (Obit. 83).

GOODHUE, J. L. – Businessman of Danville, Quebec – Died December 5, 1883 – Died by his own hand – Brother of the late Hon. Goodhue, State Senator of Ohio, U.S.A. – (Obit. 83).

GOODMAN, H. R., – M.D. – Born August 21, 1799 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England – Died March 1, 1879, Parkhill, Ontario – Dr. Goodman came originally to Canada in 1812, and did garrison duty at Quebec during the war with the U. S. that followed. He returned to England to study medicine, did practice for 10 years, at the en of which time he returned to Canada and made it his home – (Obit. 79).

GOODWIN, James – Contractor – Born May 24, 1819 in the County of Kildare, Ireland – Died September 30, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He resided in Ottawa, Ontario for over 40 years. – (Obit. 83).

GOODWIN, Mrs. Chas. – Died March 12, 1880, near St. Thomas, Ontario – Buggy hit by a train – (JRO 80-81).

GOOLD, J. – Died February 11, 1883, Paris, Ontario aged 65 – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GORDON – Comr. of Pilotage Dist. Pictou – Deceased, successor appointed on September 21, 1883 – (PAPS Dominion 83).

GORDON – Died April 26, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Takes an over dose of bromide of patassium – (ADS 86).

GORDON (girl) – Died December 4, 1886 at Pictou, Nova Scotia – Falls from a window – (ADS 86).

GORDON, Geo. – Died June 11, 1883, near Listowell, Ontario – Bitten by a hog – (ADS 83).

GORDON, Henry (Rev., Presbyterian) – Born about 1785 – Died December 13, 1880, Gananoque, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

GORDON, John – Head of the extensive mercantile firm of Gordon, Mackay & Co., of Toronto, Ontario – Born 1828 at Latheron, Caithness, Scotland – Died May 29, 1882 at Paris, France – Came to Canada when 13 years of age. His remains were brought to Toronto for interment – (Obit. 82).

GORDON, Leroy – Died March 8, 1882, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Falls from a bridge – (ADS 82).

GORE, Mary Pitt (Mrs. Ryland) – Died November 9, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Mr. G. H. Ryland, Registrar, of Montreal. She was the youngest daughter of the late Col. Ralph Gore, of Barrownount, Kilkenny, Ireland, head of the Gore Family, and heir to the dormant Earldom of Ross (in the County of Fermanagh, Ireland). Col. Gore came out with his family to Canada by the advice of his brother, Admiral Sir John Gore, K.C.B., in 1821, in charge of the Ordnance Department, conferred on him by the Duke of Wellington, through whose influence his second son, Lieut. George A. Gore, R.N., was appointed Comptroller of the Customs at Quebec. His son, Lieut. Col. Gore, R.A., was well known in Canada during the Fenian invasion in command of a crack Battery of Artillery. Col. Gore had five daughters. The eldest died unmarried; the second married the late Sir Dominick Daly, also well known in Canada, and latterly Lieut. Governor of South Australia; ther third daughter married the Hon. F. W. Primrose, a brother of the late Earl of Roseberry; the fourth daughter married Col. Hawkins, then in command of the 68th Regt. In Canada, and the youngest daughter, the object of this obituary, Mr. G. H. Ryland, whose family name is historically connected with Canada. It might be added that one of Mrs. Ryland's uncle, Lieut. Gen. Sir Arthur Gore, was killed leading the attack on Bergen-op-Zoom, and her brother, Lieut. Arthur Gore, 33rd Regt., was killed at Waterloo – (Obit. 79).

GORMAN, Charles – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 13 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GORRIE, Joseph (Mrs.), of Westbrook – Died December 17, 1883 at Cataraqui, Ontario, 3 miles west of Kingston, aged 35 – Killed when the stage running between Kingston and Napanne colldes with a Grand Trunk train. – (JRO 83).

GOSLIN, Joseph – Sailor – Died March 25, 1879, Bliss Harbour, New Brunswick – Drowned by the upsetting of a dory in which he was proceeding from a vessel to the shore – (JRO 79).

GOSNEL, George – Died January 25, 1883, Highgate, Ontario – Killed by a falling tree – (ADS 83).

GOTT – Died July 24, 1882, Midland, Ontario, Railway accident – (ADS 82).

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

GOUDY, Mrs. Mary – Died December 7, 1880, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aged 100 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

GOUIN, George Alexander – Lumber merchant and politician – Born in 1825 in Yamaska, Quebec – Died March 15, 1882 at Three Rivers, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

GOUIN, Pierre Treffle (Rev.) – Curé of La Baie du Febvre, Quebec – Native of Three Rivers (Quebec) – Died July 13, 1884 at La Baie du Febvre, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

GOULD, Henry – Died October 4, 1882, Parry Sound, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

GOULD, Josehp – M.P. for North Ontario in the Can. Assembly (1854-61) – Born in 1808 at Uxbridge, Ontario – Died June 29, 1886. – (Obit. 86).

GOULDING, Geo. – Died August 1, 1886 at Toronto, Ontario, aged 65 – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 86).

GOVEN, Chas. – Died March 5, 1883, Norwich, Ontario aged 16 – Mill accident – (ADS 83).

GOW, Peter – Sheriff of Welington, Ontario (1876-86) – Born November 20, 1818 at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland – Died February 23, 1886 at Guelph, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1842 and shortly afterwards settled at Guelph. – (Obit. 86).

GOWAN, Robert – an old citizen – Died January 30, 1879, Frederiction, New Brunswick – Mr. Gowan had gone to Fredericton originally, in 1820, as a piper in the 74th Regiment – (Obit. 79).

GOYER, W. – Merchant – Died June 30, 1884 at Sault-au-Recollet, near Montreal, Quebec aged 22 – Drowned – He was to have been married on the following morning – (JRO 84).

GRAFTON, Mary Ann – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 12 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GRAHAM – Died August 17, 1886 at Nepean, Ontario – Suicide by hanging. – (ADS 86).

GRAHAM (Mrs.) – Born in Rustico, P.E.I. – Died June 21, 1886 at Montrose, P.E.I. aged 111 – (DL 86).

GRAHAM, A. – Died November 10, 1882 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Drowned – (ADS 82).

GRAHAM, Arthur – Died March 13, 1882, Moncton, New Brunswick – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

GRAHAM, Captain J. C. – Died July 5, 1882, St. Catharines, Ontario – Buggy accident – (ADS 82).

GRAHAM, James – an old and esteemed citizen – Born in 1802 at Blairhoyle ne' Leichtown, Scotland – Died August 16, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1854. – (Obit. 85).

GRAHAM, John – Died August 12, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

GRAHAM, Mary E. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 10 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GRAHAM, Simon P., jun. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 12 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GRAHAM, son of the owner of the propellor Argyle – Died November 5, 1879, Lost in Lake Superior – (JRO 79).

GRANDBOIS, Marie-Alma (Madame) (née Pelletier) – Died October 26, 1879, Rivière-du-Loup (en bas), Quebec aged 25 – Wife of Dr. P. E. Grandbois, M.P. for Temiscouata. She was the second daughter of the late George Pelletier, Esq., merchant, of Rivière-du-Loup – (Obit. 79).

GRANJON, Benoit Marie (Rev., R.C.) – Died February 21, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 77 – The remains were interred in the private burial vaults of the Sulpician Order, to which deceased belonged, at the Montreal College – (Obit. 85).

GRANT de LONGUEUIL, Charles Irwin – 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, see p. 396).

GRANT, Albert – Died February 28, 1883, Carleton Place, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GRANT, Albert – Died March 1, 1883, Carleton Place, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GRANT, Campbell – a young telegraph operator from Ottawa – Died October 7, 1879, Rideau River – Accidentally drowned while boating – (JRO 79).

GRANT, Donald M. (Lieut.-Col) – Chief of the Ottawa City Police – Native of Inverness, Scotland – Died April 8, 1885 in New York, U.S.A. – He had resided in Ottawa since 1844. – (Obit. 85).

GRANT, J. – Miner – Died February 11, 1885 at Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia – Victim of an explsion in the old pit of the Vale colliery – (JRO 85).

GRANT, James – Died May 14, 1883, Metcalfe Village, Ontario – Mill accident – (ADS 83).

GRANT, Jas. M. – Of the wholesale grocery firm of that name – Died May 8, 1885 at Hamilton, Ontario – Commits suicide by hanging – He suffered from wounds received at the time of the Fenian raid, 1866. – (JRO 85).

GRANT, John – M.D. – Born in 1804 in Scotland – Died June 24, 1879 in Toronto – Dr. Grand came at an early age, with his father to Three Rivers, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

GRANT, John (Lt.-Col.) – Retired merchant – Born 1823 in Montreal, Quebec – Died January 20, 1882 at Como, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

GRANT, Lorenzo – Died February 6, 1886 at Comox, British Columbia – Breaks his neck – (ADS 86).

GRASETT, Elliott (Rev.), M.A. – Rural Dean, Rector of Woodhouse, and Incumbent of Trinity Church, Simcoe, Ontario – Born April 21, 1825 in Quebec City – Died August 10, 1879 – (Obit. 79).

GRASETT, Sarah Maria (Mrs.) (née Stewart) – Died March 23, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 72 – Widow of the Very Revd. Dean Grasett, D.D., to whom she was united in 1837. She was the eldest daughter of the late Hon. Jno. Stewart, Presdt. of the Ex. Council of Lower Canada. A memorial to Mrs. Grasett has been placed in St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, by the congregation. – (Obit. 86).

GRASSETT, The Very Reverend Henry James D.D. – Dean of Toronto (1867) – Born June 18, 1808 at Gibraltar – Died March 20, 1882 in Toronto – Accompanied his father (Dr. Hy. Grassett, Deputy Inspector Genl. of Hospitals) to Quebec toward the close of the war of 1812 – (Obit. 82).

GRAVEL, Celimas – Fireman – Died August 1, 1879 – On board the steamer Prince of Wales, running between Montreal and Carillon, Quebec – Killed by being struck on the head by the pin of the crank and thrown into the hole where he is literally crushed to death by the crank – (JRO 79).

GRAY, Ald. Wm. – Late Mayor of Chatham, Ontario – Died September 3, 1884 at Kingston, Ontario aged 65 – While trying to get off a train in motion, is caught by the wheels, run over and killed – (JRO 84).

GRAY, Annie (Mrs. Muirhead) – Died August 11, 1882 at Chatham, New Brunswick – Wife of Hon. Wm. Muirhead, Seantor; daughter of the late Mr. Alex. Gray, of Aberdeen, Scotland – (Obit. 82).

GRAY, Edith – Died March 1, 1882, Kingston, Ontario – Shoots h'self with a rev'r – (ADS 82).

GRAY, John – Attorney (1868) – Born December 25, 1842 at Prescott, Ontario – Died October 15, 1885 at Prescott, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

GRAY, Nulter – Died November 6, 1883 at Peterboro', Ontario aged 39 – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GRAYBURN, Marmaduke – Member of the North-West Mounted Police Force – Died November 17, 1879, near Fort Walsh, N.W.T. – Shot by Indians while out alone on duty – He was a son of Capt. Grayburn, Department of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa – (JRO 79).

GRAYDON, Simpson Hackett – Attorney of Ontario (1858) – Born in 1819 in Birr, Ireland – Died April 30, 1883 in London, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1846. – (Obit. 83).

GREELEY, Absalom – M.P.P. for Prince Edward, in Ontario Assembly (1867-70) – Born April 17, 1822 in Prince Edward, Ontario – Died October 30, 1885 at Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. – He removed to Kansas City in 1875, where he was an editorial writer on the Times newspaper. – (Obit. 85).

GREEN, Anson (Rev.), D.D. – Clergyman of the Canadian Methodist Church – Born September 27, 1801 at Middleburg, Schoharie County, New York – Died February 19, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Upper Canada in 1822 – (Obit. 79).

GREEN, Christina – Died March 27, 1882, Stony Creek, Ontario aged 102 – (DL 82).

GREEN, E. G. (Capt.), of Montreal, Quebec – Died August 6, 1886 near Bordeaux, France – Suicide by shooting

GREEN, George – County Crown Attorney for the County of Peel – Deceased – Successor appointed on December 6, 1879 – (PAPS Ontario 79).

GREEN, Peter – Died August 18, 1882, Victoria, British Columbia – Drowned – (ADS 82).

GREEN, Sarah (Miss) – Died December 28, 1879, Gananoque, Ontario aged 23 – Accidentally drowned by falling into a cistern over which she was stooping to dig up a pitcher of water – She was a daughter of Mr. Samuel Green of Lansdowne – (JRO 79).

GREEN,George – Clerk of the Peace and County Attorney for the County of Pell, Ontario – Died December 4, 1879, Brampton, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

GREENE, Thomas (Rev.) – Bible Christian Minister – Died November 15, 1878, Clinton, Ontario aged 78 – He labored fifteen years as an itinerent minister in England, and for the last thiry-four years in Ontario – (Obit. 78).

GREENE, Thomas (Rev.), M.A., LL.D. – Rector of Wellington Square (Anglican), Ontario – Born in 1808 in Ireland – Died October 7, 1878, Roseland, Burlington, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

GREENSHIELDS, David J. – Head of the mercantile firm of Samuel Greenshields, Son & Co., Montreal – Born 1826 at Glasgow, Scotland – Died December 4, 1882 in London, England – (Obit. 82).

GREENSLADE, H. (Mrs.) – Born in England – Died in November, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 102 – (DL 84).

GREENWOOD, Jno. – Died January 11, 1886 at Lennoxville, Quebec aged 18 – Shoots himself – (ADS 86).

GREER, J. H. – Registrar of Deeds, County of Wentworth, Ontario – Deceased – Successor appointed on April 12, 1879 – (PAPS Ontario 79)

GREER, John Hood – Registrar of the County of Wentworth – Born June 21, 1810 in Londonderry, Ireland – Died January 1, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1829 – (Obit. 79).

GREEVES – Died May 31, 1886 near Craigvale, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

GREGG, J. G. – Clk. Circuit Ct. – Deceased, successor appointed on August 18, 1885 – (PAPS Quebec 85).

GRÉGOIRE, Jacques – Died July 27, 1886 in St. Elzéar, Quebec – Killed by a stone – (ADS 86).

GRÉGOIRE, Jas. – Died July 17, 1886 at Flock Lake, Quebec – Crushed under a rock – (ADS 86).

GRENIER, Jacques Benjamin (Rev.) – Curé of St. Henri de Lauzon – Born September 20, 1808 at Quebec – Died May 7, 1878, St. Henri de Lauzon, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

GREY, Alfred – Died April 4, 1883, Brockville, Ontario – Cuts his throat with a razor – (ADS 83).

GREY, Mrs. Adrw. – Died November 17, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – A gunshot wound inflicted by herself – (ADS 82).

GRIEVE, Joseph – Died May 31, 1886 near Rockwood, Ontario – Waggon accident. – (ADS 86).

GRIFFIN, Charles, of Upper Dyke Village, Nova Scotia – Died January 18, 1884 Devil's Bridge, near New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. – Lost in the wreck of the s. s. City of Columbus(JRO 84).

GRIFFIN, J. – Collector Prov. Revenue, Sherbrooke, Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed on April 11, 1885 – (PAPS Quebec 85).

GRIFFITH, W. G. – Died August 2, 1882, Sherbrooke, Quebec – Shoots himself during a fit of temp'y insanity – (ADS 82).

GRIFFITHS, J. A. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 17 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GRIFFITHS, Jas. – Died September 22, 1885 off Grand Manan, New Brunswick – One of eleven men, mostly residents of St. John and Portland, New Brunswick, drowned on the wrecked steamer Humacao. – (JRO 85).

GRIFFITHS, Jno. – Died October 19, 1886 – Railway accident.. – (ADS 86).

GROAT, Jas. – Died September 19, 1886 at Carleton, New Brunswick – (ADS 86).

GROFF, Henry – Bank manager – Born September 24, 1817 in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. – Died (in 1885) at Simcoe, Ontario, where he had long resided – (Obit. 85).

GROULX, F. X. – Commissioner for the Licence District of the City of Ottawa – deceased – Successor appointed on August 3, 1878 – (PAPS Ontario 78).

GROVE, Mary Hugues – Died in March, 1883 in Megantic, Quebec aged 117 (sic) – (DL 83).

GROVER, Peregrine Maitland – M.P. for East Peterborough (1867-74) – Born October 17, 1817 at Grafton, Ontario – Died May 28, 1885 at Norwood, Ontario – He was the son of Maj. John Grover, of Massachusetts, U.S.A.., by Mary Merriam, of Connecticut, U.S.A.. The family settled at Grafton, Ontario in 1800. – (Obit. 85).

GRUNDLER, Wm. – Died September 5, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario aged 19 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

GUAY, Celina (Mrs.) – Died at Baie St. Paul, Quebec – Murdered by Mrs. Marie Boutet who is placed on trial on October 13, 1884. She is found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Her sentence is later commuted for imprisonment for life. – (JRO 84).

GUAY, F. M. – Registrar for Registration Division of Levis or Second Division of Dorchester, Quebec – Deceased – Successor appointed on March 3, 1879 – (PAPS Quebec 79).

GUAY, François M. – Registrar of Lévis, Quebec – Died February 25, 1879, Lévis, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

GUENNETTE, M. – Born in Quebec – Died November 18, 1884 at St. Henri de Levis, Quebec, aged 99 – (DL 84).

GUEST, Geo. W. – Died September 30, 1886 at Sarnia, Ontario – Suicide by poisoning. – (ADS 86).

GUEST, Thomas B. – M.P.P. for South Perth in the Ontario Assembly (1871-75) – Born in 1816 in Ireland – Died March 1, 1884 at his residence, Pembroke Place, St. Mary's, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

GUILBEAULT, Joseph Edouard – Proprietor of Guilbeault's Zoological Gardens in Montreal – Died January 5, 1885 aged 82 – (Obit. 85).

GUILD, Andrew – Died October 27, 1886 at Storrington, Ontario – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 86).

GUINN – Died May 27, 1880, near Yale, B.C. – Killed by the premature explosion of a blast; first fatal accident on the Canada Pacific Railway – (JRO 80-81).

GUNDLACK, Frank L., of Montreal, Quebec – Died October 22, 1879, London, Ontario – Dies from the effect of being struck on the head with a cane by William Drought – (JRO 79).

GUNN, Donald (Hon.) – Retired Hudson's Bay Company's Officer – Born in September 1797 in Falkirk, Caithnessshire, Scotland – Died November 30, 1878, St. Andrews, Manitoba – He came to America in 1813 – (Obit. 78).

GUNN, Patrick – Died August 12, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Blow from a stick – (ADS 82).

GURNEY, Edward – Head of the stove manufacturing firm of E. & C. Gurney – Born in 1817 in Steuben, Oneida County, New York, U.S.A. – Died November 21, 1884 at Hamilton, Ontario – He moved to Utica, N.Y., when a lad, and from there to Hamilton in 1842. He was accompanied by his brother. – (Obit. 84).



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