Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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MOBERLY, Dr. A. of Collingwood (Ontario) – Died November 28, 1879 – Accidentally killed on the Northern Railway track near Allandale station – (JRO 79).

MODERWELL, Robt. – Sheriff of Perth, Ontario (1853-72) – Born in 1805 – Died October 23, 1886 at Stratford, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1819 – (Obit. 86).

MOFFAT, Andrew – Died November 27, 1883, near Waubuno, Ontario aged 83 – Kicked by a horse – (ADS 83).

MOFFATT, George – Lumber merchant – Born in 1810 at Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, Scotland – Died May 13, 1878, Dalhousie, New Brunswick – Came to this country about 1830 – (Obit. 78).

MOFFATT, James – Died September 11, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

MOFFATT, Kenneth Mackenzie (Colonel) – Commissioner of the Canada Land Co. – Died March 11, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 62 – He was the youngest son of the late Hon. Geo. Moffatt, M.P. – (Obit. 85).

MOHAN, Michael – Died May 23, 1882, Cannifton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

MOIRSEY,Thos. – Died August 12, 1882, Picton, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

MOLESWORTH, Thomas Nepean, C.E. – Chief Engineer for Ontario – Born in 1824 in Armagh, Ireland – Died April 24, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to this country about 30 years ago – (Obit. 79).

MONDAY, Patrick – Born in Donegal, Ireland – Died January 24, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 113 – (DL 86).

MONETTE, two children – Died August 4, 1879, St. Martin, near Montreal – Poisoned by inhaling Paris green while it is being sprinkled on the fields to destroy potato bugs – (JRO 79).

MONGOMERY, Major, R.A. – Funeral April 25, 1878 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died suddenly on board H. M. S. Sirius at sea – (JRO 78).

MONGRAIS, boy – Died August 10, 1880 in Montreal – Died buried in the ruins following the collapse of the flour and feed store of A. Brosseau – (JRO 80-81).

MONK, Edward Cornwallis, M.A., B.C.L. – Advocate (1870) – Born November 1, 1848 – Died September 6, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He was the 2nd son of Hon. S. C. Monk, of the Court of Queen's Bench of Quebec. He married, in 1871, Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. Ed. Murphy, President of the City and District Savings Bank, Montreal. – (Obit. 83).

MONK, J. Edward and Mrs. Helen – Died January 7, 1883, Detroit, Michigan – Formerley residents of Chatham, Ontario, they commit suicide by taking morphine – (ADS 83).

MONRO, George – ex-M.P.P. – Born in 1801 at Niagara, Ontario – Died January 5, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

MONTEITH, Wm. D. – Died August 24, 1885 on the Lower Lachine road, 10 miles from Montreal, Quebec – Killed in an encounter with tramps, who are subsequently arrested and tried on a charge of manslaughter, but a verdict of not guilty is returned – He was the son of Andrew Monteith, a well-to-do farmer. His brother, Richard Thos. Monteith, is also seriously injured. – (JRO 85).

MONTENACH : see De MONTENACH

MONTGOMERY, Dorcas (Mrs.) – Born Fermanagh, Ireland – Died January 7, 1879, Township of March, Ontario aged 100 – (JRO 79).

MONTGOMERY, John – an aged ''Patriot'' – Born February 29, 1788 at Gagetown, New Brunswick – Died October 31, 1879, Barrie, Ontario – His father, Alexander Montgomery, was one of the earliest settlers in and about Toronto, Ontario, he having removed from New Brunswick to Little York, as the city was then called, about the close of the last century. – (Obit. 79).

MONTIZAMBERT, Charles Nathaniel – Registrar of the Co. of Quebec (1845) – Born October 26, 1810 in Quebec City – Died April 1, 1885 in Quebec City – He was a descendant of Pierre Boucher, an early French settler of New France, who camew to this country ith his father in 1635, and was afterwards ennobled by Louis XIV of France. He married in 1843 Helen Elizabeth Terrot, youngest daughter of the late Hon. Matthew Bell, formerly of Northumberland, England, and lattery of Three Rivers, Quebec. – (Obit. 85).

MONTIZAMBERT, Edward Louis – Law Clerk to the Senate of Canada (1867) – Born September 23, 1811 in Quebec – Died January 17, 1882 in Quebec – He was descended, through his mother, Miss Taylor (born in Quebec in 1777) from U.E. Loyalists, his maternal grand-father having taken refuge in Canada in 1776. His paternal ancestor, an educated colonist from Perche, France, Pierre Boucher, received from Louis XIV a patent of nobility, on 17 June, 1707, for services rendered the French Crown in the colony, as early as 1639. Pierre Boucher, a son of Gaspar Boucher, who came to Quebec in 1635, was apptd. twice Governor of Three Rivers under the French Régime (…). From this celebrated Canadian worthy, Governor Pierre Boucher, have sprung a number of descendants : – Boucher de Niverville, Boucher de la Bruère, Boucher de la Broquerie, Boucher de Grosbois, Boucher de Boucherville, Boucher de Montizambert, or Mont-Isambert – (Obit. 82).

MONTRAY, Leslie – Died March 1, 1882, Stratford, Ontario – Commits suicide by choking himself to death – (JRO 82, see February 25, 1882).

MOODIE, Susanna (Mrs.) – Canadian authoress – Born December 6, 1803 in England – Died April 8, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – She was the 6th daughter of Thos. Strickland Esq., of Reydon Hall, Suffolk, England, an a sister of Miss Agnes Strickland and Mrs. C. P. Traill, both of whom have achieved distinction in the world of letters. In 1831 she married Lieut. J. W. D. Moodie, of the 21st Fusiliers, and in the following year they emigrated to Canada. Mr. Moodie, her husband, became sheriff of Hastings, Ontario, and died in 1869 at Belleville, Ontario, where he was buried. In accordance with the often expressed wish of the deceased lady, her remains were interred beside those of her husband. – (Obit. 85).

MOODIE, Wm. – A retired Wholesale dry-goods merchant – Native of Glasgow, Scotland – Died June 6, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada about 1835. – (Obit. 85).

MOODY, John – Member of the firm of Matthew Moody & Sons, agricultural implement manufacturers – Died April 30, 1885 at St. Jerome, Quebec aged 50 – (Obit. 85).

MOODY, John T. (Rev.), D.D. – Rector of Trinity Church (Ch. of Eng.), Yarmouth, N.S. (1846-83) – Born in 1803 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died October 18, 1883 at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 83).

MOODY, three children of Mr. Joseph Moody aged 4 years, 2 years, 9 months – Died February 20, 1882, Amesiasburg, near Belleville, Ontario – Perished in the flames of their home – (JRO 82).

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

MOORE, Andrew – Died July 21, 1880, Wallace, Ontario aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

MOORE, C. G. (Dr.) – Mem. Medical bd. Military Dist. 1 – Deceased, successor appointed on November 10, 1886 – (PAPS Dominion 86).

MOORE, David – an extensive lumber merchant – Born in 1824 at Hull, Quebec – Died December 9, 1886 at Hull, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

MOORE, Dennis – Died August, 1880, York Point, New Brunswick aged 104 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

MOORE, Harriet Louisa (Mrs. Bowell) – Died April 2, 1884 at Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. aged 56 – She had been taken to Los Angeles for the benefit of her health. Her remains were brought to Belleville, Ontario for interment. She was the wife of the Hon. Mackenzie Bowell, M.P., Minister of Customs, to whom she was united in marriage, Dec., 1847. She was the eldest daughter of the late Jacob G. Moore, Esq., of Belleville, Ontario. – (Obit. 84).

MOORE, I. R. – Died July 1, 1882, Onondaga, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

MOORE, James – Died January 5, 1882, near Perth, Ontario – Thrown from his buggy – (ADS 82).

MOORE, James – Died November 19, 1883, Madoc, Ontario aged 14 – Accidentially shot – (ADS 83).

MOORE, Jas., of Thessalon, Ontario – Died November 20, 1883 on Lake Huron – His body is recovered following the lost of the steamer Eclipse during a gale. – (JRO 83).

MOORE, K. (Mrs.) – Born in Omagh, Ireland – Died November 30, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario aged 106 – (DL 85).

MOORE, Mrs John – Died April 7, 1882, Walkerton, Ontario – Accidentaly poisoned by a druggist's boy – (ADS 82).

MOORE, Philip H. (Hon.) – ex-M.L.C, Can. – Born in February 1797 – Died November, 21, 1880, Moore's Station, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

MOORE, R. M. – Died June 1, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario aged 66 – Suicide while insane – (ADS 86).

MOORE, Stephen A. – Judge of Probate of King, Nova Scotia – Deceased, successor appointed on April 20, 1886 – (PAPS Nova Scotia 86).

MOORE, Thomas – Died November 9, 1882, Ridgetown, Ontario – Choked to death while eating – (ADS 82).

MORDEN – Deputy Registrar of the Maritime Ct. of Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on October 16, 1884 – (PAPS Dominion 84).

MORDEN, John Howell – M.D. – Born January 20, 1834 in Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario – Died August 27, 1879, Brockville, Ontario – He was married to a daughter of the late Hon. Senator Crawford. – (Obit. 79).

MOREAU (Mrs.) – Died September 16, 1881 in Quebec – François Moreau is found guilty at Rimouski of the murder of his wife and sentenced 29th October to be hanged on 12th January next – (JRO 80-81).

MOREAU, François – Died January 13, 1882 at Rimouski, Quebec aged 36 – Executed for the murder of his wife on the 16th September, 1881 – (JRO 82).

MOREAU, Hyppolyte (Very Rev.) – Vicar General of Montreal (R.C.) – Born in 1815 at St. Luc, Quebec – Died July 30, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

MOREAU, Pierre, Q.C. – Died February 29, 1880, Longueuil, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

MORELAND – Died November 11, 1886 near Shawinigan Lake, Quebec – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

MOREN, Arthur – M.D. – City Health Officer, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died February 27, 1883 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – He was a son of Mr. J. A. Moren, President of the Union Bank. – (Obit. 83).

MOREN, James A. – A leading West India Merchant – Born in 1805 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died December 2, 1885 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 85).

MORENCY (Brother) – A young member of the Order of Oblat Fathers – Died June 20, 1884 in the Lachine Rapids, Quebec – Drowned while inspecting the new bathing house for the accommodation of the inmates of the Novitiate in that vicinity. – (JRO 84).

MORENCY, Jos. of St. Féréol, Quebec – Died February 8, 1885 at Lake Simon, Quebec – Burned to death in a wooden shanty where he was sleeping. – (JRO 85).

MORGAN, Edward (Rev.) – Rector of Barrie, Ontario (C. of E.) – Born in 1806 at St. Vincent, West Indies – Died September 12, 1886 at Barrie, Ontario – His son Edward has been for some years Junior Judge of the County of York, Ontario. – (Obit. 86).

MORGAN, Louis, and infant daughter, of Buckingham, Ontario – Died October 10, 1879, near Jackson, Michigan – Killed when the Pacific Express train on the Michigan Central Railway collides with a switch engine – (JRO 79).

MORIN – Died September 10, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

MORIN, Baptiste – Works for Gilmour & Co., lumber merchants – Died June 26, 1885 near Maniwaki, Quebec – Drowned by the accidental upsetting of his boat. – (JRO 85).

MORIN, François (Rev.) (R.C.) – Born August 20, 1806 at St. Michel de Bellechasse, Quebec – Died January 31, 1882 in Quebec – At his request, his remains were interred among his old parishioners at Cap. St. Ignace – (Obit. 82).

MORIN, G. – Works for Gilmour & Co., lumber merchants – Died June 26, 1885 near Maniwaki, Quebec – Drowned by the accidental upsetting of his boat. – (JRO 85).

MORIN, Louis Simeon (Hon.), Q.C. – Joint Protonotary and Clerk of the Crown for the Dist. of Joliette, Quebec – Born January 21, 1832 at Lavaltrie, Quebec – Died May 7, 1879, Lavaltrie, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

MORIN, Michel (Rev.) – Retired clergyman of the Church of Rome – Died in 1879, Lachenaie aged 81 – (Obit. 79).

MORIN, Misaël (Mayor) – Died August 14, 1882, St. Raphael, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

MORIN, Pierre Louis – Late Director of the Cadastre Office, Quebec (1874-80) – Born February 21, 1811 at Nonancourt, France – Died September 5, 1886 at St. Henri de Mascouche, Quebec – He removed from France to Canada in 1836. – (Obit. 86).

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

MORISSON, Willie – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 16 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

MORLAND Mrs. (née DOUGLAS), and three of her children – Died February 10, 1882, near Madoc, Ontario – Died as a result of an exposion of a demijohn of coal oil, setting a residence on fire – (JRO 82).

MORLEY, Miss Bessie – Died July 16, 1883, Port Stanley, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

MORPHY, Henry Brindley, D.C.L. – Barrister (1856) – Died July 30, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

MORRIS, boy of Henry Bailey Morris – Died July 24, 1879, Portland, New Brunswick aged 12 – Drowned while bathing – (JRO 79).

MORRIS, George E. W. (Rev.), A.M. – Retired clergyman of the Ch. of Eng. – Died in October 1883 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 83).

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

MORRIS, John Spry – Late Commissioner of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia – Died April 21, 1881, St. Leonards-on-Sea, England – (Obit. 80-81).

MORRIS, Livingston Edward – Joint Prothonotary, Dist. of St. Francis (1855) – Born October 16, 1822 at Watford, England – Died July 14, 1884 at ''Beaumont'', Sherbrooke, Quebec – He was the youngest son of the late Lt.-Col. Wm. Morris, formerly of H. M.'s 97th Foot, came to Can., with his parents, in 1835. – (Obit. 85).

MORRISETTE, Francois – Died December 31, 1883 in Quebec – Frozen – (ADS 83).

MORRISON – Harbour Master for Southampton, Ontario – deceased – Sussessor appointed on September 25, 1882 – (PAPS Dominion 82).

MORRISON, a woman – Died August 13, 1879, Middle River, Nova Scotia – Killed by lightning – (JRO 79).

MORRISON, Angus, Q.C. – ex-M.P. (1854-74) – Born January 20, 1822 in Edinburgh, Scotland – Died June 10, 1882 in Toronto – He accompanied his father, the late Mr. Hugh Morrison, formerly of the 42nd Highlanders, to Canada in 1834. He is a brother of the present Hon. Justice Morrison – (Obit. 82).

MORRISON, Dan. – Died October 19, 1886 at Sydney Mills, Nova Scotia – Mine accident.. – (ADS 86).

MORRISON, James – Builder and contractor – Died November 28, 1885 at Guelph, Ontario, aged 78 – (Obit. 85).

MORRISON, Jas. – Died September 18, 1886 at Osprey – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

MORRISON, Jno. – Died January 15, 1886 at Germania, Ontario – From wounds received at a fire – (ADS 86).

MORRISON, John – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 14 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

MORRISON, Joseph Curran (Hon.) – Puisné Judge of the Court of Appeal of Ontario – Born August 20, 1816 in the north of Ireland – Died December 6, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Hugh Morrison, formerly of the 42nd Highlanders. He came with his parents to Canada in 1832. – (Obit. 85).

MORRISON, Miss. – Died August 22, 1882, Napierville, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

MORRISON, Thos. Fletcher (Hon.), M.L.C. (1876-86) – Born February 22, 1808 at Londonderry, Nova Scotia – July 23, 1886 at Folly Village, Londonderry, Nova Scotia – His grandfather, Capt. Jno. Morrison, came to Nova Scotia from Boston, Massachusetts, in 1760. – (Obit. 86).

MORRISON, W. C. – Died August 2, 1886 on Lake Huron, Ontario – Drowned, while yachting – (ADS 86).

MORRISSEY – Died October 15, 1886 at Petersville, P.E.I., aged 13 – Crushed in a threshing machine. – (ADS 86).

MORRISSEY, Henry – an old sailor – Native of Cork, Ireland – Died January 13, 1879 at Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 94 – He, with his wife, settled in Halifax about forty years ago. – (Obit. 79).

MORROW, Jas. Bain – Merchant – Born November 8, 1831 – Died September 10, 1880, Londonderry, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 80-81).

MORROW, Rev. John M., C.S.B. – Died August 1, 1878, St. Machael's College, Toronto, Ontario aged 32 – (Obit. 78).

MORRY, B., of Cincinati, Ohio – Passenger – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

MORSE, James Shannon (Hon.) – ex-M.L.C. of Nova Scotia – Born in 1783 at Amherst, Nova Scotia – Died February 24, 1881, Amherst, Nova Scotia – He was the son of the late Alpheus Morse, Esq., and grand son of Joseph Morse, an officer of distinction who served under Lord Amherst, became one of the grantees of Cumberland, Nova Scotia, and who gave Amherst its name after his old general. J. S. Morse was educated by his uncle, J. N. Shannon. His son is Judge of the County Courts at Amherst. – (Obit. 80-81).

MORSE, Silas Hibbert – For 40 years Deputy Prothonotary for Cumberland, Nova Scotia – Died February 8, 1884 at Port Philip, Nova Scotia, aged 97 – He was a brother of the late Hon. J. S. Morse and father of Lady Tupper. – (Obit. 84).

MORTON – Died April 6, 1886, Tyendinaga, Ontario aged 16 – Struck by the limb of a tree – (ADS 86).

MORTON – Died December 11, 1882, Ingersoll, Ontario – Explosion of a boiler – (ADS 82).

MORTON, E. (Miss) – Died October 15, 1886 at St. Catharines, Ontario – Jumps from a window while delirious from fever. – (ADS 86).

MORTON, Edward – M.D. (1839) – Died September 24, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 78 – (Obit. 84).

MORTON, James – Died November 8, 1882, Brighton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

MORTON, Mary – Died May 26, 1884 at Galt, Ontario aged 12 – Drowned – (JRO 84).

MORTON, Rev. Alfred Clarence – Clergyman of the Presbyterian Church – Died March 22, 1879, North Gower, Ontario aged 29 – (Obit. 79).

MOSS – Chief Justice of Ontario – deceased – Successor appointed on April 25, 1881 – (PAPS Dominion 80-81).

MOSS, Thomas (Hon.), M.A. – Chief Justice of Ontario (1878) – Born August 20, 1836 at Cobourg, Ontario – Died January 4, 1881, Nice, South of France – Serious illness, which ultimately led to his death – He married in 1863 Amy, eldest daughter of the late Hon. Justice Sullivan, of Toronto. The remains of the late Chief Justice were brought from Nice, and interred in the St. James' Cemetery, Toronto – (Obit. 80-81).

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).

MOSTYN, Wm. – M.D. – ex-M.P.P. for North Lanark in the Ont. Assembly – Born June 5, 1836 at Elphin, Roscommon, Ireland – Died March 28, 1881, near Almonte, Ontario – Accidentally drowned – (Obit. 80-81).

MOTT, H. (Mrs.) – Died November 18, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – From injuries sustained in falling. – (ADS 86).

MOTZ, James – Advocate – Died October 23, 1879 in Quebec aged 70 – (Obit. 79).

MOULTON, Abial (Rev., Baptist) – Born in 1798 in New Hampshire, U.S.A. – Died November 17, 1885 at Stanstead, Quebec, where he was pastor of the first Freewill Baptist Ch. for 40 years – (Obit. 85).

MOUNTAIN, Armine Wale (Rev.) – Vicar of St. Mary's, Stoney Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England – Born in 1823 in Quebec City – Died January 31, 1885 at Stoney Stratford, Budkinghamshire, England – He was the eldest son of the late Bishop G. J. Mountain, of Quebec. He removed to England in 1869. His remains were brought to Quebec and laid by the side of his revered father in the beautiful cemetery of Mount Hermon. He was a grand son of the late Bishop Mountain, first Anglican Bishop of Canada. – (Obit. 85).

MOUNTAIN, Matthew George – Merchant of Quebec – Born October 31, 1816 in Quebec City of English parentage – Died July 22, 1883 in Quebec City – (Obit. 83).

MOUSSEAU – Puisné Judge of Superior Ct. of Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed on April 12, 1886 – (PAPS Dominion 86).

MOUSSEAU – Revg. Officer in and for Elect. D. of Rimouski – Deceased, successor appointed on April 16, 1886 – (PAPS Dominion 86).

MOUSSEAU, Joseph Alfred (Hon.) – Puisne Judge of the Superior Ct. of Quebec – Born in July, 1838 at Berthier (en haut), Quebec – Died March 30, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

MOWAT, R. B. – Died July 23, 1883, N.W.T. – Struck by lightning – (ADS 83).




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