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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'BRIEN, John (Rt. Rev.) – R. C. Bishop of Kingston, Ontario – Born in 1832 in Township of Loughborough, Ontario – Died August 1, 1879 in Quebec City – Death from cerebral apoplexy, brought on by indigestion – Funeral August 6, 1870 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario, entered in the vault underneath – (Obit. 79, JRO 79).

O'BRIEN, Patrick – Died September 18, 1886 at Almonte, Ontario – Killed by a stallion – (ADS 86).

O'BRIEN, Thomas, labourer – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 19 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

O'BRIEN, William – Stockbroker – Born about 1827 at Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland – Died October 19, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec. – (Obit. 84).

O'BRIEN, William, and his two sons – Died January 21, 1879, Milberry Creek, New Brunswick – Burned to death in a logging hut – (JRO 79).

O'BRIEN, Wm. (Capt.), and crew (7) – Died November 7, 1880, Lake Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the schooner Norway, of Garden Island, Ontario – (JRO 80-81).

O'BRIEN, Wm., of Quebec – Seaman – 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).

O'CALLAGHAN, Edmund Bailey – M.D., LL.D. – ex-M.P.P. for Yamaska (Quebec) in L.C. Assembly – Born February 29, 1797 (sic) at Mallow, Ireland – Died May 29, 1880, New York, U.S.A. – After studying 2 years at Paris, he came to Quebec in 1823. Having taken an active part in the Insurrectionary movement of 1837, he was obliged to leave Canada and take up his residence in New York, where he continued to reside until his death. – (Obit. 80-81).

O'CONNELL – Died January 21, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

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

O'CONNOR – Died October 18, 1883, Drayton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

O'CONNOR, Bridget – deceased – A Coroner's jury in Halifax, Nova Scotia returns a verdict on October 11, 1883 that her death was caused by criminal abortion produced by Dr. Archibald Lawson of that city. – (JRO 83).

O'CONNOR, E. R. – Died December 16, 1883 at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Burnt – (ADS 83).

O'CONNOR, John Lalor (Very Rev.), D.D. – V. G. of Ottawa – Born in June 1833 in Ottawa, Ontario – Died January 19, 1881, Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

O'CONNOR, William – Died June 24, 1882, Sand Point, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

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'DONOHUE, P. – Died May 23, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

O'HALLORAN, Elizabeth (Mrs. Doherty) – Died November 15, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of the Hon. Mr. Justice Marcus Doherty – (Obit. 84).

O'HARA – Died May 29, 1886 in Marmora, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

O'HARA, J. – Died November 13, 1886 at Port Hope, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

O'LOUGHLIN, Anthony J. (Rev., C. of E.) – Incumbent of North Gower, Ontario – Died September 17, 1884, North Gower, Ontario, aged 68 – (Obit. 84).

O'NEAL, Wm. – Died April 30, 1886 at Ridgetown, Ontario – Mill accident. – (ADS 86).

O'NEIL, Felix – Died May 18, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – Dies of starvation and fatigue in the Montreal General Hospital, he having tramped from New York to Montreal on only one meal – (JRO 80-81).

O'NEIL, James – Teamster – Died September 18, 1879 between Cargill's Mills and Guelph, Ontario – Waggon accident – (JRO 79).

O'NEIL, Jno. – Died September 16, 1886 at Vernon River, P.E.I. – Accidentally shoots himself. – (ADS 86).

O'NEIL, John G. (Colonel) – Commanded the Fenian expeditions against Canada – Died October 30, 1884 at (sic), Texas – (Obit. 84).

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).

O'REILLY, John (The Very Rev., R.C.) – Dean – Born March 5, 1818 in North Drumlomin, Cavan, Ireland – Died November 14, 1884 at Dundas, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1841. At his request his remains were interred in St. Augustine's Church. – (Obit. 84).

O'ROURKE, Michael – Died January 5, 1883 at Milton, Ontario – Hanged for the murder of Patrick and Bridget Maher on January 20, 1882 – (JRO 83).

O'ROURKE, Wm. – Canadian Voyageur who accompanied Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon, Ottawa Division – Died during the expedition in 1884 or 1885 – (Appendix 3, 1884)

OAKES, H. M. – Died May 29, 1882, Digby, Nova Scotia – Drowned – (ADS 82).

OLIVER, Adam – ex-M.P.P. for South Oxford in the Ontario Assembly (1867-75) – Born December 23, 1824 in St. John, New Brunswick – Died October 9, 1882 at Ingersoll, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

OLIVER, Thomas – M.P. for North Oxford in Can. Assembly and in House of Commons – Born in 1821 in Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, Scotland – Died November 8, 1880, Woodstock, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada, along with his parents, in 1842. – (Obit. 80-81).

OLIVIER – Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec – deceased – Successor appointed on October 3, 1881 – (PAPS Dominion 80-81).

OLIVIER, Louis Auguste (Hon.) – Puisné Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec – Born about 1817 at Berthier, Quebec – Died September 18, 1881, Joliette, Quebec – He was the son of M. Olivier, Esq., a retired militia officer who had served during 1812. – (Obit. 80-81).

OLIVIER, Louis Ephrem – M.D., ex-M.P. for Megantic in the House of Commons (1878-82) – Born at St. Nicholas, Quebec – Died in 1882 – (Obit. 82).

OLOFFSON, Johannes – Newly arrived immigrant Swede – Died May 25, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Murdered by a fellow immigrant, Johannes Jacobsson who his sentenced to death but dies in jail on 15th August before the sentence can be carried into execution – (JRO 82).

ORMISTON, Robert – farmer of Darlington, Ontario – Died August 29, 1879, Bowmanville – Killed by being thrown from his waggon – (JRO 79).

ORMSBY – Bff. 10th D. C. Simcoe, Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on February 2, 1884 – (PAPS Ontario 84).

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

ORR : a daughter of Mr. Orr – Died July 10, 1883 in or around London, Ontario aged 7 – Drowned in the sudden rise of the river Thames caused by heavy rains. – (JRO 83).

ORR, Thos. – Born in Antrim, Ireland – Died in April, 1886 at St. Andrews, New Brunswick aged 98 – (DL 86).

ORTON, Henry – M.D. (1857) – Born December 1833 at the Manor House, Belston, near Nottingham, England – Died March 24, 1882 at Ancaster, Ontario – Died injuries 8 weeks after a horseback riding accident – His father, after whom he was named, and 3 of his brothers, Surgeon Major T. J. Orton (on the staff in India), Dr. G. T. Orton, M.P. for Centre Wellington in the House of Commons, and Dr. Richd. Orton, of Guelph, Ontario, are all eminent members of the medical profession, and we understand that for several generations every male member of the family (which is an old Leicestershire one) have been medical men. He was buried with Masonic honours – (Obit. 82).

OSBORNE, Henry – Died August 6, 1886 at Limehouse, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

OSGOODE – Private – Killed during the recent rebellion – Interred in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario on July 19, 1885 – (JRO 85).

OSGOODE, Wm. – Engineer – Died November 21, 1883 in Kincardine, Ontario harbour – Instantly killed when the boiler of the tug Erie Belle explodes. – (JRO 83).

OSTERHOUT, Wm. – Died April 12, 1883, Belleville, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

OSTROM, J. K. – Died September 12, 1882, Belleville – Ontario – Thrown from a waggon – (ADS 82).

OTTAVIANO, Dominico – Italian labourer working on the Ontario and Quebec Railway – Died May 9, 1883, 7 miles from Norwood (Ontario) – Killed in a fight with a co-worker named Angelo Carminino. – (JRO 83).

OTTER, Frank, of Toronto, Ontario – Died July 1, 1885 in Toronto Bay – Drowned by the accidental upsetting of a sail boat – (JRO 85).

OUELLETTE, Emile – Died August 22, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 83).

OUILLET, J. – Died April 29, 1882, Chaudiere Junc., Quebec – Explosion of can of oil – (ADS 82).

OUIMET, Andre Benjamin Chas., LL.B. – Advocate and for some time Dist. Magistrate of Beauharnois, Quebec – Born in 1844 in Montreal, Quebec – Died February 2, 1883 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

OVERHOLT, J. – Died January 3, 1883, Dunnville, Ontario aged 11 – Crushed by falling ice – (ADS 83).

OWENS – Dep. Marshal, Maritime Court of Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on February 6, 1883 – (PAPS Dominion 83).



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