Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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NADEAU, M. – Died April 30, 1880, Chaffey's Lock, Ontario aged 104 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

NALLAN, Robt., 90 yrs, & wife – Died January 1, 1886 in Perth, Ontario – Burnt to death. – (ADS 86).

NAPIER, 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).

NARBONNE, Alexis – Died fall of 1875, Township of Arundel, Quebec – Murdered. His brother Jean Bte Narbonne, aged 25, his father François Narbonne, aged 85, and Geneviève Narbonne, stepmother of Jean Bte. (and of Alexis?), aged 80, are tried and convicted of the murder January 12, 1881 at Ste. Scholastique, Quebec. They are sentenced to be executed on 24th Feb., but their sentence is commuted for imprisonment for life in the Penitentiary – (JRO 80-81).

NATTHEWS, G. W. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 2y 9m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

NEAR, John – Died July 21, 1882, Ridgeway, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

NEIL, J. – Died January 25, 1882, Stratford, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

NEIL, Thos. of B Battery, R. A.– Died April 4, 1880 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Drowned in Halifax harbour by the upsetting of a boat – (JRO 80-81).

NELLES, Abraham (The Venerable) – Archdeacon of Brant (1878) – Born December 25, 1805 at Grimsby, Ontario – Died December 20, 1884 at Brantford, Ontario – He was a son of Lt.-Col. Robt. Nelles, a U. E. Loyalist, who sat for a period in the U. C. Assembly. – (Obit. 84).

NELLES, Ira – Died August 6, 1883, St. Claire Junct., Ontario – Stick of timber falls on him – (ADS 83).

NELSON, a train hand – Died August 28, 1881, near Lancaster, Ontario – Killed in a collision on the Grand Trunk Railway – (JRO 80-81).

NELSON, C. P. – Died July 16, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

NELSON, George W. – M.D. (1880) – Born November 15, 1861 in Montreal, Quebec – Died October 3, 1884 at Santa Barbara, California – Died of consumption – He came of a family of doctors, he being the ninth in direct descent. He was the end son of the late Dr. Horace Nelson , and grandson of the celebrated Dr. Wolfred Nelson, both of Montreal. With his brothers, he was a student of the medical faculty of Bishop's College, Montreal, graduating in 1879. The hereditary enemy of his family, for many generations, consumption, marked him out as a victim. He left for California in 1882, spent a year there, and in Dec., 1883, proceeded to Panama with his brother, Dr. Wolfred Nelson. Again in failing health, he proceeded to California in April, 1884. – (Obit. 84).

NELSON, Horatio (Admiral) – Head of the well-known firm of H. A. Nelson & Sons, Montreal and Toronto – Born October 22, 1816 at Richmond, New Hampshire, U.S.A. – Died December 24, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Montreal in 1840. He has four sons – (Obit. 82).

NESBITT, A. – Died December 2, 1886 near Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

NESBITT, John James – Shipbuilder – Born in 1802 in England – Died June 26, 1882 in Quebec City where he had lived for 66 years – (Obit. 82).

NESBITT, Mrs. Hy. – Died May 19, 1880, Gliford, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 80-81).

NESBITT, Wm. – a well-to-do-farmer – Died January 26, 1883 at Longue Pointe, near Montreal, Quebec – Dies from injuries received 19th January last, having been shot and beaten by Timothy Milloy, who had been working on Nesbitt's farm as a laborer. Miloy is tried, found guity and sentenced to be hanged on 16th April, on which day the sentence is carried out in the jail yard, Montreal. – (JRO 83).

NEVILLE, Henry – Died June 20, 1883, Kingston, Ontario – Struck by a breaking hawser – (ADS 83).

NEWELL, Johnson – Died January 23, 1883, Watford, Ontario aged 11 – Accidentally killed by his brother while chopping wood – (ADS 83).

NEWTON, Albert – Died October 6, 1886 at River Lièvre, Quebec – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

NEWTON, R. W., V.S. – Died October 31, 1880, near Tweed, Ontario – Dies from congestion of the brain induced by injuries received from a fall from his horse – (JRO 80-81).

NEWTON, Richard – Died June 23, 1885 at Gravenhurst, Ontario – Killed by the falling of a tree. – (JRO 85).

NIBBS, John – Employee of the Gas Company – Died August 2, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – Killed when a wall of a building destroyed by fire fell on him – (JRO 79).

NICHOL, Jas. R. – Died November 14, 1882, Weymouth, Nova Scotia – Falls through a trapdoor – (ADS 82).

NICHOLLS, Edward Elmore (Capt.) – Late of H. M.'s 56th Regt. of Foot – Died May 23, 1883 at Jarvis, Ontario, aged 75 – (Obit. 83).

NICHOLLS, Wm. – Died July 22, 1882, London, Ontario – Falls from his waggon – (ADS 82).

NICHOLS, C. (Indian) – Born in British Columbia – Died November 20, 1883 in Victoria, British Columbia aged 100 – (DL 83).

NICHOLSON, John W. – Merchant – Born January 12, 1828 at Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland – Died December 31, 1883 in St. John, New Brunswick – He arrived in St. John in 1845. – (Obit. 83).

NICHOLSON, Robert – Died October 19, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Leaps from a window in Hotel Dieu hospital – (ADS 82).

NICOL, John – Died October 16, 1883, St. Thomas, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

NICOL, Wm. Bulmer – M.D., Prof. of Materia Medica in Univ. of Toronto (1842-56) – Born November 11, 1812 at Stockwell, Middlesex, England – December 24, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, where he had resided since 1842 – He came to Canada in 1836. He married in 1839, Maria Alves, eldest daughter of the late Dr. Hy. Boys, Bursar of the Toronto University who held high rank in the army during the Peninsula war. – (Obit. 86).

NIXON (Mrs.) – Born North of Ireland – Died November, 1881 in Co. Perth, Ontario aged 115 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

NIXON, Hannah (Mrs.) – Born July 26, 1777 in Ireland – Died October 15, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 102 – (JRO 79).

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

NIXON, Wm. – Died November 11, 1882, Woodward's Mills – Drowned – (ADS 82).

NIXON, Wm. – Died November 14, 1882, St. Catharines, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

NOEL, Job – Died August 7, 1882, Sault au Recollet, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

NOESS – ''Jake'', an Indian – Died in February, 1884 at Victoria, British Columbia – Murdered – The sentence of death passed on Sulwhalem, alias ''Jim'', an Indian, for aiding ane agetting in the murder is commuted on January 24, 1885, for imprisonment for 5 years. – (JRO 85).

NOLAN – A young girl – Died January 21, 1885 at Barrie (Ontario) – Dies from the effect of an accident received while ''coasting.'' – (JRO 85).

NOLAN, Dennis – Died July 3, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

NOLAN, J. – Deck hand on the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, OntarioLost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

NORBERT (surname or first name?), a boy – Died August 13, 1879, near Arichat, Nova Scotia – Killed by lightning – (JRO 79).

NORIGALL – Died November 27, 1886 at London, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

NORMAND, Edouard Pouquetteville dit – Builder – Born February 21, 1800 at St. Marie (Beauce), Quebec – Died September 15, 1879 at Three Rivers, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

NORQUAY – Died May 22, 1886 near Gatineau, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

NORRIS, James (Rev.) – Grand Chaplain of the Grand Orange Lodge of B.A. – Died January 13, 1884 at Omemee, Ontario, aged 86 – (Obit. 84).

NORRIS, Wm. – Headmaster of Markdale, Ontario, public school – Died August 25, 1884 – Commits suicide after shooting Miss Fordk one of the lady teachers, because she refuses to marry him. She receives on shot in the face and two in the head, but recovers. – (JRO 84).

NORRIS, Wm. – Late a private soldier in the Enniskillen Dragoons, with which he took part in the battle of Waterloo – Died April 24, 1882 at Digby, Nova Scotia at an advanced age – ''This brave old soldier,'' said the Digby Courier, ''deserved a better fate than to be annually sold in his diclining years to the lowest bidder. We earnestly hope this barbarous practice may soon give place to a better system, and that our poor may be provided with a Home where they may be visited by the philanthropic, where the young may be properly instructed, the idle made to assist in their own maintenance, and the aged and infirm cared for as humanity requires.'' – (Obit. 82).

NORTHUP, Jeremiah (Hon.) – Senator – Born in 1815 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia – Died April 10, 1879 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – He was descended from a loyalist who came to Nova Scotia from the United States at the close of the American Revolutionary War, and who represented Falmouth in the first Provincial Parliament that sat in Nova Scotia, up to his death, a period of 25 years. His father was Mr. John Northup, who outlived his four sons until 1st December, dying then in his 84th year. – (Obit. 79).

NORTHWOOD, John (Hon.) – Senator (1880-86) – Born January 11, 1809 at Westport, Mayo, Ireland – Died October 29, 1886 at Chatham, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1832 – He was a grandson of Mr. Jno. Northwood, who was at the capture of Quebec, and into whose arms Genl. Wolfe fell when he received his mortal wound. – (Obit. 86).

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

NOTT, H. J. (Rev., Bible Christian) – Editor of the Observer, Bowmanville, Ontario – Born March, 1817 in Pelham, Ontario – Died March 28, 1883 at St. Catharines, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

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

NULTY, Patrick – Died January 14, 1883, Rawdon, Quebec – Falling of roof of barn – (ADS 83).



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