Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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KADE, Jas – Died August 17, 1886 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 30 – Explosion on board Queen of the Pacific(ADS 86).

KATHAN, Albert – Died August 23, 1886 at Massawippi, Quebec – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

KAUFFMAN, C. – Died November 16, 1882, Tavistock, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

KAULBACH, Eunice Sophia (Mrs.) (nee Harris) – Died October 2, 1879, Lunenburgh, Nova Scotia aged 32 – She was the only child of the late Jas. Harris, Esq., of Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, and was married to Senator Kaulbach in 1858 – (Obit. 79).

KAULBACH, John Henry – High Sheriff of the County of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – Born April 10, 1797 in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia – Died February 25, 1879 upwards of 80 years of age – Died suddenly – He was descended of an ancient Saxon family, and his grandfather, Martin Kaulbach, a native of Saxony, was one of the original grantees and settlers of Lunenburg, in 1752. His father, Henry Caulbach, was appointed Sheriff of the County in 1798 – (Obit. 79).

KAVANAGH, D. – Died October 16, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario – Run over by a waggon. – (ADS 86).

KAVANAGH, Michael – For many years keeper of the restaurant in the House of Commons, Ottawa – Died April 14, 1884 – Thrown from a waggon while returning from market. – (JRO 84).

KAYAWASS (alias), an Indian named Tattaguna – Died February 5, 1886 at Nanaimo, British Columbia – Executed for the murder of Quonkakulakis, another Indian. – (JRO 86).

KEAGON, Francis – Died May 13, 1882, St. Therese, Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

KEARNS, Richard (Rev., R.C.) – President of St. Mary's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1877) – Born February 18, 1847 in Tipperary, Ireland – Died May 27, 1884 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 84).

KEEFER – Commr. of Police – Deceased, successor appointed on December 5, 1885 – (PAPS Dominion 85).

KEEFER, Augustus – Commissioner of Dominion Police (1880-85) – Born October 21, 1819 at Thorold, Ontario – Died October 31, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – He was a son of George Keefer, a U. E. Loyalist, who with a brother walked to Thorold, Ontario in 1790, and a brother of Messrs. Samuel & T. C. Keefer, civil engineers, and of George Keefer (see below) – (Obit. 85).

KEEFER, George – An old citizen – Born February 25, 1799 at Thorold, Ontario – Died November 18, 1885 at Thorold, Ontario – He was the eldest son of George Keefer, a U. E. Loyalist, who with a brother walked to Thorold, Ontario in 1790, and a brother of Messrs. Samuel & T. C. Keefer, civil engineers, and of Augustus Keefer (see above). He was father of Mr. Geo. A. Keefer, C.E., of Victoria, B.C. – (Obit. 85).

KEEFER, Jas. – Employee of the Toronto Bolt Works – Died January 2, 1884 near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 84).

KEEFER, Peter – Clk. 3rd D. C, Waterloo, Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on February 6, 1886 – (PAPS Ontario 86).

KEEFER, Ralph Winnington – Barrister of Ontario (1877) – Born October 30, 1856 in Montreal, Quebec – Died October 31 at Colorado Springs, U.S.A. – Died from hemorrhage of the lungs – He was the 2nd son of T. C. Keefer, Esq., C.M.G., of Ottawa, by Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Hon. Thos. McKay, of Rideau Hall, Ottawa. In 1880, R. W. Keefer married Grace, eldest daughter of E. O. Bickford, Esq., of Grove Vale, Toronto. They had three children. – (Obit. 84).

KEELER – Clk 10th D. C. Leeds and Grenville, Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on February 23, 1884 – (PAPS Ontario 84).

KEELER, Joseph – M.P. for East Northumberland, Ont., in the House of Commons – Born May 24, 1824 at Colborne, Ontario – Died January 21, 1881, Ottawa, Ontario – Died in attendance on his Parliamentary duties – Of English descent, his family, for two generations, were Canadians. – (Obit. 80-81).

KEEN, John, a boy – Died August 26, 1880, Thornbury, Ontario – Drowned after jumping overboard the tug George Maythorn which is on fire – (JRO 80-81).

KEHOE, Pat. – Died August 12, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I., aged 70 – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

KEIGHLEY, R. B. – Died September 3, 1883, London, Ontario – Suicide, cuts his throat – (ADS 83).

KEISH – Died September 6, 1882, Sharbot Lake, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

KEITH, Catherine – Died March 1, 1881, Esquesting, Ontario aged 18 – Caught in a snowdrift while proceeding to her father's house and is frozen to death – (JRO 80-81).

KELLEEN, Timothy – Died May 26, 1880, White Rapids, St. John river, New Brunswick – Drowned – (JRO 80-81).

KELLOGG, Hon. Ensign. H. – Commr. for the U.S. to the Halifax Fishery Commission (1877) – Died January 23, 1882 at Pittsfield, Mass., U.S.A. – (Obit. 82).

KELLY – a poor laboring man – Died December 10, 1879 in British Columbia – Murdered by a party of four half-breed outlaws named Hector, Allen and Charles McLean, and Alex. Hare – (JRO 79).

KELLY (Mrs.) – Died October 11, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Elevator accident.. – (ADS 86).

KELLY, Francis (Hon.) – M.P.P. – Born May, 1806 at Mulloloughan, Monaghan, Ireland – Died April 23, 1879, Fort Augustus, P.E.I – (Obit. 79).

KELLY, Jas. – Employee of the Toronto Bolt Works – Died January 2, 1884 near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 84).

KELLY, Jas., a settler – Died December, 1879 in British Columbia – Murdered. Archibald McLean, Chas. McLean, and Allan McLean, three brothers, and Alex. Hare, all half-breeds, were tried and convited, and are executed at New Westminster, B.C January 31, 1881 – (JRO 80-81).

KELLY, Jno. – Died October 19, 1886 at Lachine, Quebec – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

KELLY, John – Died November 24, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

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

KELLY, Richard – Died September 4, 1883, St. Thomas, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

KELLY, Robert – Died June 11, 1883, Pikeville, Ontario aged 9 – Drowned – (ADS 83).

KEMP, Alex. Ferrie (Rev., Presbyterian), M.A. (1863), LL.D. (1871) – Born June 22, 1822 in Greenock, Scotland – Died May 3, 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

KEMPF, John – Died June 8, 1883, Berlin, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

KEMPT, G. – Sheriff of Victoria (Ontario) – Deceased, successor appointed on May 9, 1885 – (PAPS Ontario 85).

KEMPT, George – Sheriff of the Co. of Victoria, Ontario (1872) – Born July 8, 1821 at Cromarty, Ross-shire, Scotland – Died March 9, 1885 at Lindsay, Ontario – He came to Canada with his parents early in life. – (Obit. 85).

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

KENNEDY, Andrew (Rev.) (Presbyterian) – Born August 12, 1789 at Leadhills, Lancashire, England – Died May 19, 1882 at London, Ontario – Came to Canada in 1847 – (Obit. 82).

KENNEDY, Arthur Edward, (Sir), K.C.M.G. (1871), C.B. (1862) – Governor of Vancouver Island (1863-67) – Born in 1810 – Died June 3, 1883 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (where he was Gov'r) – (Obit. 83).

KENNEDY, Catherine (Mrs.) – Born in Ireland – Died in September, 1883 in Halifax, Nova Scotia aged over 100 – (DL 83).

KENNEDY, Daniel – Died November 5, 1884, Tabusintac Beach, New Brunswick – Drowned – (JRO 84).

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

KENNEDY, David – The well known Scottish vocalist – Born April 7, 1825 at Perth, Scotland – Died October 13, 1886 at Stratford, Ontario – Died while on a thour through Western Canada. – (Obit. 86).

KENNEDY, Gertrude (Miss.), of Toronto – Died August 18, 1885 near lock 3 of the Welland Canal – Drowned by the buggy in which she was driving running over the embankment into the canal. – (JRO 85).

KENNEDY, John – An old soldier who had served under Wellington in the Peninsula – Died December 6, 1885 at Chatham, Ontario, aged 100 – (DL 85).

KENNEDY, John – Died August 21, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Struck by the whell of an engine – (ADS 82).

KENNEDY, John – Died December 28, 1883, Rawdon, Ontario – Suicide by poison – (ADS 83).

KENNEDY, Joseph – An experienced lake and river navigator – Died January 8, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

KENNEDY, M. – Died September 30, 1883, Kingston, Ontario aged 10 – Thrown from a waggon – (ADS 83).

KENNEDY, T. W. T., of Thorndale – Student at the Collegiate Institute, St. Catharines, Ontario – Died September 10, 1884 in the Welland Canal, St. Catharines, Ontario – Drowned when the row-boat he is in is run down and sunk by the steamer Lindy. – (JRO 84).

KENNEDY, W. N. (Lt.-Col.) – Regr. for Registration Div. of Winnipeg, Manitoba – Deceased, successor appointed on May 4, 1885 – (PAPS Manitoba 85).

KENNEDY, Wm. Nassau (Lieut.-Col.) – Commanding 90th Winnipeg Rifles – Born April 27, 1839 at Darlington, Ontario – Died May 3, 1885 in London, England, returning to Canada from Egypt – Died of small-pox – His remains were accorded the hounours of a military funeral. The Queen bestowed a pension of £50 per annum on the widow, and an allowance of £12 per annum to each of the children of the deceased officer – He went to Winnipeg in 1870. – (Obit. 85).

KENNY, Isaac – Died March 24, 1883 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Drowned – (ADS 83).

KENT, Wm. (coloured) – Died February 16, 1884 in Nova Scotia – Murdered by Elsie Williams, alias Ruddock (coloured) who is tried at Digby, Nova Scotia on June 11, 1884, found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to imprisonment for life. – (JRO 84).

KENWICK, Wilfred – Died October 20, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 18 – Found lying dead in the Queen's Park with a gunshot wound behind the ear, his gun by his side, and his watch gone – (JRO 84).

KENYON, Thos. – Died July 25, 1886 at Chatham, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

KEOUGH, Rev. Jabez B. – Wesleyan Clergyman – Died December 26, 1879, Vankleek Hill, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

KER, Adam – Born in 1809 in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland – Died September 2, 1879, Galt, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1832 – (Obit. 79).

KERMAN, H. D. – Employee of the Toronto Bolt Works – Died January 2, 1884 near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 84).

KERNAN (Mr.), of Guelph, Ontario – Died November 4, 1884 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. – Murdered in an election row, just after the close of the polls in the Presidential election. – (JRO 84).

KERNIGHAN, John – Employee of the Toronto Bolt Works – Died January 2, 1884 near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 84).

KERR, David Shank, Q.C. – Born in 1809 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia – Died August 6, 1886 at St. John, New Brunswick, where he had lived since 1855 – He was the youngest of 16 children. His father, Capt. Jas. Kerr, served in the Queen's Rangers during the Am. Revolutionary war, at the close of which he settled in Nova Scotia. – (Obit. 86).

KERR, James J. – Inspector of Customs for N.S. (1874) – Born January 11, 1831 at Amherst, Nova Scotia – Died January 9, 1884 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – He married in 1857, Annie, daughter of Mr. Sheriff Chandler, of Nova Scotia. – (Obit. 84).

KERR, James M. – Died July 2, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

KERR, Mr. and family, of Limehouse, Ontario – Passengers – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

KERR, Robert, of Stillwater, Minnesota – Died July 27, 1885 on a train between Quebec and Richmond, Quebec – Commits suicide by shooting himself – Kerr, it appears, has committed several defalcations at Stillwater, and at the time of his suicide was being shadowed by a Chicago detective named Kehoe, whose presence he had just discovered. – (JRO 85).

KERR,W. – an old soldier – Died November 6, 1878, Elora, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

KESSLER, Mrs. – Died June 20, 1883, Campbelford, Ontario – Fall from a buggy – (ADS 83).

KIDD, Jas. P. – Died March 27, 1886 at Peterboro, Ontario – Struck by a stone – (ADS 86).

KIELINSKI, M. – Died October 2, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

KIELY, Martin – Died March 15, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 68 – Falls downstairs – (ADS 86).

KILBURN, Amelia, matron – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 20 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

KING – a workman – Died May 31, 1879, Lindsay, Ontario – Killed by the explosion of a boiler in Thurston's saw mill – (JRO 79).

KING (Mrs.) – Died November 9, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Falls down stairs – (ADS 86).

KING, Charles – Died May 22, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 83).

KING, Chas. – Fireman – Died April 4, 1884, three miles from Wales, Ontario – Railway accident. – (JRO 84).

KING, James – Died December 7, 1882, Tecumseth, Ontario – Frozen to death – (ADS 82).

KING, Jas. – Born Lanarkshire, Scotland – Died June 19, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario aged 104 – (DL 82).

KING, John, LL.D. – Died July 31, 1878, Baillieboro, Ontario aged 64 – (Obit. 78).

KING, Richard S. – M.D. (1845) – Born in 1817 at MacMine Castle, Wexford, Ireland – Died August 6, 1885 at Port Robinson, Ontario – He was buried with military honours. – (Obit. 85).

KING, Thomas Davies – Litterateur – Born in 1819 in Bristol, England – Died November 8, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Montreal in 1858 as a meteorologist. – (Obit. 84).

KING, Walter, of Toronto, 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).

KING, Wm. – Died February 25, 1883, Marmora, Ontario – Powder explosion – (ADS 83).

KINGSMILL, George Roden – Journalist – Born in 1841 in Toronto, Ontario – Died December 24, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

KINGSTON, George Templeman – Late Supdt. of the Dominion Meteorological Service, Toronto (1871-80) – Born in 1817 near Oporto, Portugal – Died January 21, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – He was a brother of Mr. W. H. G. Kingston, the well-known author. – (Obit. 86).

KINNEAR, Laura (Mrs. Townshend) – Died March 17, 1884 at Amherst, Nova Scotia – Wife of Hon. C. J. Townshend, Q.C., M.P., to whom she was united in marriage in 1877. She was a daughter of J. D. Kinnear, Esq. – (Obit. 84).

KINNEAR, Thos. Clifford – West India merchant – Born in 1810– Died February 17, 1880 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 80-81).

KINSMAN, Mrs. Betsey – Born in Ireland – Died July 2, 1879, Horton's Landing, Nova Scotia aged 105 – She had been twice married – (JRO 79).

KIRCHHOFFER, Nesbitt, Q. C. – Born in 1813 in the parish of Clondrodute, County Cork, Ireland – Died April 26, 1879, Port Hope, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1835 – (Obit. 79).

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

KIRKPATRICK, Alexander Sutton – Clerk of the Peace and County Crown Attorney for Frontenac, Ont. (1868-82) – Born in 1835 at Kingston, Ontario – Died March 31, 1882 at Kingston, Ontario – He was called to the Bar in 1857, and practised, for some years, in partnership with his father, the late Mr. Thos. Kirkpatrick, Q.C., M.P. – (Obit. 82).

KIRKPATRICK, Francis W. (Rev.), M.A. (1860) – Incumbent of St. James' Anglican church, Kingston, Ontario – Born October 5, 1839 – Died January 1, 1885 at Kingston, Ontario – He was the son of the late Mr. Thos. Kirkpatrick, Q.C., M.P. – (Obit. 85).

KIRKPATRICK, Jas. Stafford – Barrister (1873) – Died May 3, 1885 at Kingston, Ontario aged 38 – He was the youngest son of the late Thos. Kirkpatrick, Esq., Q.C. – (Obit. 85).

KIRKWOOD, Mrs. – Died November 17, 1882 in Quebec – Cuts her throat in a fit of insanity at the Marine Hospital – (ADS 82).

KIRWAN, Frank – Died May 4, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Brakeman, Ry. accid't – (ADS 83).

KITTO, Robt. – Died July 21, 1886 at St. Catharines, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

KITTSON, Alexander – M.P.P. for Ste Agathe in the Manitoba Assembly (1879-83) – Born February 26, 1853 at North Pembina, Manitoba – Died April 27, 1883 at St. Boniface, Manitoba – He was a son ot the well known ''Commodore'' Kittson, of St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. – (Obit. 83).

KITTSON, W. H. – Late Collector of Customs at Hamilton, Ontario – Born in 1808 at Sorel (Quebec) – Died May 2, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

KLEISER, Mr. Jno.- December 1, 1883, Berlin, Ontario – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 83).

KLERENCHENCH, Ed. – Died October 15, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario – Suicide by shooting. – (ADS 86).

KNAPMAN, John – Died November 11, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Fall from a building – (ADS 83).

KNIGHT, Col. Alfred – Late Town Major of Quebec (1838-68) – Born September 19, 1793 at Woodbridge, Suffolk, England – Died August 17, 1882 at Quebec City – He married in Feb., 1829, a daughter of Capt. Wm. French. He emigrated to Canada in 1834. One of his sons is Mr. A. F. A. Knight, the well-known merchant of Quebec – (Obit. 82).

KNIGHT, David – Died October 26, 1883, Yarmouth Centre, Ontario – Waggon accident – (ADS 83).

KNODDELL, John – Died February 27, 1882, Gay's River, Nova Scotia aged 20 – Burnt to death – (ADS 82).

KNOX,Thomas – Died April 29, 1880 or some days after, township of Holland, Ontario aged 86 – Found dead, his wife Hannah and her paramour, a coloured man named Douglas, are tried for murder and found not guilty – (JRO 80-81).

KOEHNER (of CONNOR), John, a German Jew – Workman on the C.P.R. – Died July 17, 1885 at Regina, N.W.T. – Executed for the murder of Hy. Mulasky, a Pole, fellow-workman on the C.P.R. – He had come to Canada in 1882 – (JRO 85, see May 2, 1885).

KOLLMYER, Alex. Henry – M.D. (1856) – Born in 1832 in Montreal, Quebec – Died March 13, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 83).

KREUZER, John – Died July 26, 1882, Berlin, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

KURTZ, David – Merchant – Born in 1843 in Philadelphia, Penn., U.S.A. – Died December 6, 1878, Victoria, British Columbia – He went to British Columbia in 1863 – (Obit. 78).



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