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ARMSTRONG, A. M. – Canadian Voyageur who accompanied Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon, Winnipeg Division – Died during the expedition in 1884 or 1885 – (Appendix 3, 1884)

ARMSTRONG, George, former resident of Barrie, Ontario – Died December 8, 1879, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – Commits suicide by taking strychnine – (JRO 79).

ARMSTRONG, Jas. – Died December 11, 1886 near St. James, Manitoba – Shoots himself accidentally – (ADS 86).

BACKUS, Charles – Died June 14, 1883, Winnipeg, Manitoba, aged 34 – Smoth'd by potato bags – (ADS 83).

BÉTOURNAY, Louis (Hon.), – Puisne Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba – Born November 13, 1825 at St. Lambert, Quebec – Died October 30, 1879, Winnipeg, Manitoba – (Obit. 79).

BLACK, Rev. John, D.D. (Presbyterian) – Born January 8, 1818 at Dumfries, Scotland – Died February 11, 1882 at Kildonan, Manitoba – Came to America with his parents – (Obit. 82).

BLANCHARD, Sedley, Q.C. (1884) – Born in 1849 at Truro, Nova Scotia – Died March 6, 1886 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – He was the son of J. F. Blanchard, Esq., of Truro. He had resided in Winnipeg since 1871. In 1876 he married a daughter of the Hon. L. Clarke. – (Obit. 86).

BRODIE, Jas. – Died April 30, 1882, Pipestone Creek, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BROWN, David K. – Journalist – Native of the south of Scotland – Died October 14, 1883 at Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) aged 29 – (Obit. 83).

CAMERON, John – Teamster for Ogilvie Bros., Winnipeg – Died October 26, 1884 – Shot dead in the house of David Welch – Welch is tried for manslaughter and acquitted. – (JRO 84).

CAMERON, Jos. – Died August 25, 1883, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 83).

CAMPBELL - fireman – Died July 26, 1883, near Melbourne, Manitoba – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

CARON, R. P. – Locomotive engineer – Died October 26, 1882, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Shot and killed by Archie McDonald who is arrested – (JRO 82).

CARROLL, a prisoner – Died July 22, 1880, Red River, Manitoba – Drowned while about to cross from St. Boniface to Winnipeg – (JRO 80-81).

CARROLL, William – Died December 3, 1881, near Eagle Lake, Manitoba – Killed by a nitro-glycerine explosion on Can. Pacific Railway works – (JRO 80-81).

CAUCHON, Joseph Edouard (Hon.) – Lieut.-Governor of Manitoba (1877-82) – Born December 16, 1816 at St. Roch, Quebec City – Died February 23, 1885 at Whitewood, near Qu'Appelle, N.W.T. – Died at his son's residence – (Obit. 85).

COOPER – A young man in the employ of a merchant named R. Scott – Died July 12, 1886 at Minnedosa, Manitoba – Attacked and fatally wounded by intoxicated Finlanders in the employ of the railway at Shoal Lake – (JRO 86).

CORLEY, Frank – Died April 6, 1883, Tisdale, Manitoba – Sawmill accident – (ADS 83).

CORNISH, Francis Evans – M.P.P. – Born February 1, 1831 in London, Ontario – Died November 28, 1878 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – He was a son of Dr. Wm. King Cornish, who came to Canada in 1819 – (Obit. 78).

COURTNEY, Harry – A young man – Died July 21, 1885 near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – Killed by lightning – (JRO 85).

CRAMER, Annie – Died March 5, 1883, St. Andrews, Manitoba – Burnt – (ADS 83).

CRESDELL, Joseph – 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).

CUTHBERT, Daniel – Died June 30, 1886 near Norden, Manitoba – Suicide by hanging. – (ADS 86).

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).

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).

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).

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

DREWERS, M. – Died December 17, 1883 in Stony Mountain Penitentiary, Manitoba – Commits suicide by hanging. He had been sentenced a few months earlier to seven years' imprisonment for manslaughter in the death of Patrick Maloney on January 2, 1883. – (JRO 83).

DUMAS, Chas. – Died July 15, 1886 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – Accidentally shot – (ADS 86).

DUNBAR, John – Died March 16, 1883, Selkirk, Manitoba – Frozen – (ADS 83).

FERGUSON, J. C. – Died April 30, 1882, Pipestone Creek, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 82).

FETTERY – Died October 3, 1886 at Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

FLETCHER, Geo. – Canadian Voyageur who accompanied Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon, Winnipeg Division – Died during the expedition in 1884 or 1885 – (Appendix 3, 1884)

FORGET DESPATIS, Rev. Andre Augustin – Principal of St. Boniface College, Manitoba, born in Terrebonne, Quebec – Died June 8, 1881, St. Boniface, Manitoba (see p. 405) – (Obit. 80-81).

FRASER, John – Worman on a sub contract of Section B, Canadian Pacific Railway – Died December 19, 1879 about 30 miles from Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Instantly killed in the explosion of a can of nitro-glycerine – (JRO 79).

FREESE – Died July 30, 1886 in Bow River, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 86).

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

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).

HAMILTON, George – Manager of the banking firm of Manning & Co., at Brandon Manitoba – Died August 1882 at Brandon, Manitoba – Died by his own hand. He was a son of Hon. John Hamilton, Senator of Kingston, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

HAY, Alex. – Died June 20, 1886 near Winnipeg, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 86).

HEFTERSON – Died September 10, 1886 near Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

HENDERSON, R. – Canadian Voyageur who accompanied Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon, Winnipeg Division – Died during the expedition in 1884 or 1885 – (Appendix 3, 1884)

HIGGINS, W., of Winnipeg, Manitoba – Wholesale merchant – Died November 7, 1885, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, U.S.A. – Lost in the wreck of the iron steamship Algoma. – (JRO 85).

HOLDEN, James – Managing Director of the Whitby, Port Perry and Lindsay Railway – Born February 29, 1829 (sic) at Stouffville, Ontario – Died October 24, 1881, Dominion City, Manitoba – (Obit. 80-81).

HOLMES, David – Died August 10, 1882, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

HUSTON, S. – Died March 13, 1882, Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Cuts his throat – (ADS 82).

JAMES, John Collinson, C.E. – Chief Engineer and Supt. of Construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, western division (1882) – Born in December 1846 at Otterbourne, Northumberland, England – Died February 27, 1883 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – He came to Canada in 1866. – (Obit. 83).

JENNING, L. J. – Died June 20, 1886 near Winnipeg, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 86).

JONES, Alex. – Died November 14, 1882, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

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

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).

LEONARD, Patrick – Canadian Voyageur who accompanied Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon, Winnipeg Division – Died during the expedition in 1884 or 1885 – (Appendix 3, 1884)

LÉONARD, Samuel – Died June 14, 1886 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 86).

LEYDEN, Louis – Died November 28, 1882, Point Douglas, Manitoba – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

LOGAN, J. E. – Foreman on a sub contract of Section B, Canadian Pacific Railway – Died December 19, 1879 about 30 miles from Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Instantly killed in the explosion of a can of nitro-glycerine – (JRO 79).

LOGER dit DUSABLE, Louis – Born in Manitoba – Died May 5, 1884 in Quebec aged 94 – (DL 84).

LONG, David – Died April 23, 1886 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – Falls from an electric lightmast – (ADS 86).

MACBETH, Robt. – One of the survivors of the settlers who came over to Red River with Lord Selkirk, 1815 – Born in 1801 in Sutherlandshire, Scotland – Died August 20, 1886 at Kildonan, Manitoba – (Obit. 86).

MacDONELL, Donald Aeneas (Lt.-Col.) – Late Warden of the Kingston Penitentiary – Born in 1794 – Died March 11, 1879, Brockville, Ontario – He was descended from an ancient Scottish family. His grandfather served for some years in the Spanish Army, and subsequently emigrated to America, where he settled on the banks of the Susquehanna. During the American revolution he was a staunch Loyalist, and at its close he came with the U. E. Loyalists to Upper Canada and settled in the Township of Cornwall. His son Miles, father of the subject, was selected by the Earl of Selkirk to take charge of his colony at Red River, and was the first Governor of the Settlement. – (Obit. 79).

MACDONNELL, John Milnes – Barrister of Manitoba (1872) – Died December 6, 1883 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, aged 36 – He was the youngest brother of the Rev. D. J. Macdonnell of Toronto. – (Obit. 83).

MALARK, Patrick – Worman on a sub contract of Section B, Canadian Pacific Railway – Died December 19, 1879 about 30 miles from Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Instantly killed in the explosion of a can of nitro-glycerine – (JRO 79).

MALONEY, Patrick, of Ottawa, Ontario – Died January 2, 1883 at Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Murdered by M. Drewers, who chops his head open with an axe. He is found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in the Penitentiary. On 17th December, he commits suicide by hanging in Stony Mountain (Manitoba) Penitentiary. – (JRO 83).

MARSHALL, David – Sub-Collector of Customs at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (1883-85) – Died in November 1885 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba aged 61 – (Obit. 85).

McCABE, J. – Died February 23, 1883, Brandon, Manitoba – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

McDERMOTT, Andrew – A Red River pioneer – Born in 1789 in Roscommon, Ireland – Died October 12, 1881, Winnipeg, Manitoba – He is said to have been the last of those who emigrated to the North West, in 1812, with Lord Selkirk. – (Obit. 80-81).

McDONALD (Dr) – Died May 4, 1886 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 86).

McDONALD, Arch. – Died July 10, 1882, Point Douglas, Manitoba – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

McFADDEN, Ida (Miss) – Died June 23, 1886 near Birtle, Manitoba – Killed by lightning – (ADS 86).

McKAY, James (Hon.) – ex-M.L.C. of Manitoba – Born at Edmonton House, Saskatchewan, N. W. T. – Died December 3, 1879, Deer Lodge, near Winnipeg, Manitoba – He was the eldest son of Mr. James McKay, of Sutherlandshire, Scotland – (Obit. 79).

McKEAGHNEY – Puisne Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, Manitoba – deceased – Successor appointed on October 20, 1880 – (PAPS Dominion 80-81).

McKEAGNEY, James Charles (Hon.) – A Puisne Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba – Born in 1815 in County Tyrone, Ireland – Died September 14, 1879, St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Immigrated from Ireland to Nova Scotia when he was seven years old. He lived in Nova Scotia most of his life. He was appointed to a Judgeship in Manitoba in 1872. – (Obit. 79).

McLEAN, D. B. – Canadian Voyageur who accompanied Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon, Winnipeg Division – Died during the expedition in 1884 or 1885 – (Appendix 3, 1884)

McLELLAN (Mrs.) – Died October 6, 1886 at Morden, Manitoba – Fatally burned whilst trying to save the bridge from destructive prairie fires. – (JRO 86).

McMILLAN – Chief of Police, of Brandon, Manitoba – Died December 16, 1885 – Accidentally shoots himself with a rifle, and dies from the effects of the wound. – (JRO 85).

McMILLAN, Duncan – Died December 3, 1881, near Eagle Lake, Manitoba – Killed by a nitro-glycerine explosionon Can. Pacific Railway works – (JRO 80-81).

MILLER, Frederick – Died July 14, 1886 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

MILLER, Jas. Andrews, Q.C. (1880), D.C.L. (1873) – Born July 29, 1839 at Galt, Ontario – Died November 1, 1886 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died the result of a fall – He was the second son of the late John Miller, Esq., of Galt – (Obit. 86).

MOSS, William – Journalist – Born June 15, 1852 at Toronto, Ontario – Died June 23, 1882 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – He is a brother of the late Chief Justice Moss and Mr. Chas. Moss, Q.C. His remains were brought to Toronto for interment – (Obit. 82).

MURPHY, engineer – Died July 26, 1883, near Melbourne, Manitoba – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

O'BRIEN - A foreman – Died February 17, 1881 beyond Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Killed in an explosion from nitro-glycerine on the Canadian Pacific Railway – (JRO 80-81).

O'DONOGHUE, William B. – A member of Riel's Provisional Government in Manitoba, 1869-1879 – Died March 26, 1878, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A – (Obit. 78).

O'REILLY, Hamilton R. – Barrister of Ontario (1836); of Manitoba (1874) – Born in 1810 in Halton, Ontario – Died June 13, 1883 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – He was a brother of Miles O'Reilly, Esq., Q.C., of Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

PAGE, H. – Worman on a sub contract of Section B, Canadian Pacific Railway – Died December 19, 1879 about 30 miles from Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Instantly killed in the explosion of a can of nitro-glycerine – (JRO 79).

PALMER – Died October 3, 1886 at Pincher Creek, Manitoba – Killed by a horse – (ADS 86).

PARKER, John – Died May 28, 1882, Stonewall (Manitoba?) – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

PAYNE, J. – Died June 10, 1882, Winnipeg, Manitoba aged 2 – Burnt to death – (ADS 82).

PETERSON, A. – Died November 15, 1886 near Red River, Manitoba – Drowned – (ADS 86).

PHILLIPS – Died September 10, 1886 near Rat Portage, Manitoba, (today Kenora, Ontario) – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

POWER, R. – Chief Police for Province (Manitoba) – deceased – Successor appointed on July 26, 1880 (PAPS Manitoba 80-81).

PRATT, Mrs. – Died December 17, 1882, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Burned to death – (ADS 82).

RIEL (Mrs.) – Died May 24, 1886 at St. Vital, Manitoba – Widow of Louis Riel. Her remains are interred beside those of her husband in the St. Boniface Cathedral cemetery on the following day. – (JRO 86).

RIEL, Louis – Leader of the Insurrection in the N.-W. Territories – Born October 23, 1844 at St. Boniface, Manitoba – Executed November 16, 1885 at Regina, N.W.T. – He was the son of the late Louis Riel, in his lifetime a popular leader among the ''Half-breeds'' of Red River, of which country he was a native, by Marguerite Boucher, a ''Half-breed'' woman; and grandson of Jean Baptiste Riel, a native of Berthier, Quebec. – (Obit. 85).

ROBINSON – Died April 6, 1883, Niverville, Manitoba – Engineer, Railway collision – (ADS 83).

ROBINSON, Jos. – Died December 15, 1882, Brandon, Manitoba – Frozen to death – (ADS 82).

ROSS, Wm. Hy., – Barrister of Ontario and Manitoba – Died August 5, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario aged 29. – (Obit. 80-81).

ROYAL, Joseph Come Seraphin – Died November 17, 1882 in Montreal, aged 24 – Eldest son of Hon. Joseph Royal, M.P. He edited for some years the Metis newpaper at St. Boniface (Manitoba) – (Obit. 82).

RUSSELL, B. (Mrs.) – Died June 23, 1886 near Birtle, Manitoba – Killed by lightning – (ADS 86).

SEALE, George – Died June 29, 1883, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Gunpowder explosion – (ADS 83).

SEARLE, George – Insurance agent from Montreal – Died June 29, 1883, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died in the expolsion of several kegs of powder stored in the warehouse of the hardware store of J. H. Ashdown. – (JRO 83).

SMITH – Puisne Judge Ct. Queen's Bench, Manitoba – Deceased , successor appointed on February 3, 1885 – (PAPS Dominion 85).

SMITH (Mrs.) – Died October 12, 1886 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Accidental fall.. – (ADS 86).

SMITH, Robert (Hon.) – Puisné Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba (1884-85) – Born in 1837 at Loweswater, Cumberland, England – Died January 19, 1885 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – His death was caused by consumption. – (Obit. 85).

SPENCE, Mrs. – Died February 3, 1883, Rockwood, Manitoba – Frozen to death – (ADS 83).

SPENCER, Geo. B. – Collector of Customs at Winnipeg (1870-82) – Died October 5, 1886 at Winnipeg, Manitoba aged 74 – (Obit. 86).

SUTHERLAND, Alex. Macbeth (Hon.) – Provincial Secretary of Manitoba – Born December 31, 1849 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died March 7, 1884 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – He died from an attack of typhoid fever, and was accorded the honour of a public funeral by the Province. – He was the third son of the Hon. John Sutherland, Senator. – (Obit. 84).

SUTHERLAND, John – Died January 31, 1883, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Effects exposure while lost 6 days in woods – (ADS 83).

TAYLOR (Mrs.), and 3 daughters aged 21, 23, and 27 – Died March 5, 1882, Meadowlea, Manitoba – Frozen to death following the burning down of their house – Mrs Taylor was the wife of Mr. Jno. Taylor. – (JRO 82).

THIBAULT, Jean Baptiste (Very Rev.) – Ordained 1833, Red River Territory; missionary in Saskatchewan 1842 to 1872 – Born December 14, 1880 – Died April 4, 1879, St. Denis en bas, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

TISSOT, J. (Very Rev.), O.M.I. – Vicar-General of St. Boniface – Native of Normandy, France – Died August 4, 1885 at St. Boniface, Manitoba aged 60 – He came to Canada early in life. – (Obit. 85).

WALSH, Aquila – Commr. of Dominion Lands for Manitoba and the N.W.T. (1882-85) – Born May 15, 1823 at Charlotteville, Ontario – Died March 6, 1885 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died by accident – He was descended from U. E. Loyalists. – (Obit. 85).

WILSON – Keeper in the Selkirk lunatic Asylum – Died March 14, 1885 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – Murdered with horrible atrocity by an insane woman – (JRO 85).

WOOD, Edmund Burke (Hon.) – Chief Justice of Manitoba (1874) – Born February 13, 1820 near Fort Erie, Ontario – Died October 7, 1882 at Winnipeg, Manitoba – (Obit. 82).

WYATT,George H. – Died January 6, 1883 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died suddenly. – (Obit. 83).



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