Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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BAILEY, J. A., and his hired man – Died March 25, 1886 near Wiarton, Ontario – The inquest discloses that both had been foully murdered. – (JRO 86).

BAILEY, Miss., and Mrs. J. C. Jestin, and child – Died August 8, 1882, Muskoka Lake, Ontario – Drowned, Mrs. Jestin and Miss Bailey trying to save the child – (ADS 82).

BAILEY, Rosetta – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 18 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

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

BAILEY, Wm. - Died March 25, 1886 near Wiarton, Ontario – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

BAIN, Henry – Died April 15, 1886 near Brussels, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BAIN, James (Rev., Presb.) – Born in September 1802 at Maderty, Perthshire, Scotland – Died December 9, 1885 at Markham, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1853. – (Obit. 85).

BAIN, Jean (Mrs.) – Native of Stirling, Scotland – Died August 23, 1883 at Strabane, Ontario aged 71 – Reclict of the late Mr. Walter Bain, and mother of Thomas Bain, Esq., M.P. – (Obit. 84).

BAKER, Annie May, dressmaker – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 15 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BAKER, Chas., of Montreal, Quebec - Steamfitter – Died May 8, 1885 in Toronto bay – Drowned by upsetting of a boat – (JRO 85).

BAKER, Godfrey Phipps – Postmaster of Ottawa – Born in 1822 at Shooter's Hill, Woolwich, England – Died March 16, 1882 at Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

BAKER, J. – Died February 12, 1883, Upton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BALDROW (Mrs.) – Died September 16, 1883, London, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BALDWIN, Frank – Died August 18, 1883, Romney, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BALDWIN, Robert – Late Presdt. of the Toronto Y.M.C.A – Born April 17, 1834 in Toronto, Ontario – Died December 9, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – He was a son of the late Hon. Robert Baldwin, C.B., at one time Prime Minister of Canada. – (Obit. 85).

BALDWIN, Sherwood – Died April 18, 1882, Gananoque, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BALL, Frederick Augustus – Prominent citizen of Toronto – Born in 1824 at Locust Grove, Niagara, Ontario, of U.E. loyalist stock – Died February 7, 1885 at Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario – He married in 1847 Mary Eleanor, youngest daughter of the late Col. the Hon. Samuel Smith, M.E.C. – (Obit. 85).

BALL, Margaret (Mrs.) (née Frey) – Native of the Township of Niagara, Ontario – Died November 2, 1886 at Merritton, Ontario aged 97 – She was the relict of the late Mr. Jno. C. Ball, of Niagara. She was of a loyalist family, who came from the Mohawk Valley at the Revolution. Her father, Capt. Bernard Frey, was killed by a cannon ball in a street in the town of Niagara during the bombardment of that place by the American fort opposite in the war of 1812. – (Obit. 86).

BANDERETT, Henry – Died December 6, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Suicide by poison – (ADS 83).

BARBER, Alexander – Workman in the woollen mill of Moorehouse, Dodds & Co. – Died November 11, 1879, Glen Tay, near Perth, Ontario – Caught in the machinery of the mill and torn to pieces – (JRO 79).

BARBER, Edward Cawdell – A superannuated public servant – Born July 8, 1841 in Toronto, Ontario – Died July 15, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – He was the son of the late G. A. Barber, esq., of Toronto – (Obit. 85).

BARBER, George – Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Guelph Fire Brigade – Died October 17, 1879, Guelph, Ontario – Accidentally killed by a freight train at the Huskishon street crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway – (JRO 79).

BARBER, Jas. Rixon – Genl. Supt. C. P. & M. Co. – Died February 9, 1885 at Cobourg, Ontario aged 60 – (Obit. 85).

BARKER, Cephas (Rev.) – Born in 1818 at Chatham, England – Died November 14, 1881, London, Ontario – Had been 44 years in the service of the Bible Christian Church, labouring in England, P.E.I. and Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

BARKER, Edward John – M.D., Registrar of the City of Kingston, Ontario (1871) – Born December 31, 1799 in Islington, London, England – Died April 27, 1884 at Pittsburgh, Ontario – He emigrated to Kingston in 1832 – (Obit. 84).

BARLEE, Rev. George – Formerly Rector of East Chiltington, Sussex, England – Died April 2, 1878. Peterboro', Ontario, aged 44 – (Obit. 78).

BARNES – Died August 14, 1882, Summit, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BARNES, John – Died November 2, 1883, Dutton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BARNHART, Noah – A well known business man – Born February 12, 1818 – Died September 10, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the son of a U. E. Loyalist. – (Obit. 83).

BARRETT, T. – Born in Limerick, Ireland – Died March, 1881, Camden, Ontario, aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

BARRIE, William (Rev.), D.D. – Presbyterian clergyman – Born in 1800 at Gateside, Fifeshire, Scotland – Died July 2, 1879, Guelph, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BARRON, Fredk. Wm., M.A. (1845) – Principal of Upper Canada College (1843-56) – Born in 1806 in England – Died February 2, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – He was of Irish Descent, the elder branch of his family being said to be represented in the person of Sir Hy. Winston Barron, of Wexford, Ireland. He sailed for Canada about 1834. His only son, Mr. J. A. Barron, Barrister, is now M.P. for North Victoria in the House of Commons. – (Obit. 86).

BARRON, Robt. – Died October 3, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario aged 50 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BARTLETT, Wm. Russell – For many years Visiting Supt. and Commr. of Indian Affairs at Toronto – Born at Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. – Died December 24, 1885 at Toronto, Ontario aged 82 – He came to Canada when 10 years of age. – (Obit. 85).

BASKERVILLE, John – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 26 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BATE, Daisy (Miss) – Died August 5, 1881, Thurso, Quebec – Accidentally drowned – Daughter of Mr H. N. Bate, of Ottawa, Ontario – (JRO 80-81).

BATES & wife – Died January 23, 1886 near Allanburg, Ontario – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

BATZNER, Ida – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 17y 6m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BAXTER, Alex. Browne (Lt.-Col.) – Commanding the 24th ''Kent'' Batt. of Volunteer Infantry (1878-86), and Chief of Police, Chatham, Ontario – Native of Edinburgh, Scotland – Died February 4, 1886 at Chatham, Ontario aged 65 – He came to Canada in 1835. – (Obit. 86).

BAXTER, Clarissa and a sibling – Died August 22, 1883 – Poisonned by strychnine – George Dingman, a druggist's clerk at Mount Brydges, Ontario, is found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to six months' imprisonment. Asked for santonine, a worm medicine, he gave strychnine, which was administered to the children. – (JRO 84, see page 368).

BAXTER, Elijah – Died February 1, 1886 at St. Thomas, Ontario – Bleeds to death – (ADS 86).

BAYLEY, Benjamin (Rev.), M.A. – Head Master of the London (Ont.) High School and asst. Minister of Christ Church in that city – Died January 17, 1879, London, Ontario, aged 75 – Came to Canada about 1839 – (Obit. 79).

BAYNE – Prof. Of Physics, Chemistry and Geometry in R.M.C., Kingston – Deceased, successor appointed on November 26, 1886 – (PAPS Dominion 86).

BAYNE, Herbert A., M.A. (1872), Ph.D. – Prof of Physics, Chemistry and Geology in the R. M. College, Kingston (1879-86) – Born in 1846 in Nova Scotia – Died September 18, 1886 at Pictou, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 86).

BEATON, Henry A. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 7 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

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

BECK, Arthur Romeyn (Lieut.), R.N. – Born February 11, 1855 at Cobourg, Ontario – Died 1880 – Lost at sea – Son of Rev. J. W. R. Beck, Rector of Peterborough, Ontario, by Georgina, daughter of late Hon. G. S. Boulton, M.L.C. – (Obit. 80-81).

BECKER, Christian and his young son – Died June 27, 1880, Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (JRO 80-81).

BEDFORD, Gordon B. – Ledger Clerk in the Canadian Bank of Commerce – Died August 16, 1879, Toronto Bay, Toronto, Ontario – Son of Admiral Bedford, of the Royal Navy – Accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat.– (JRO 79).

BEECROFT (Mrs.) – Died September 16, 1882, London West, Ontario – Burned to death – Wife of Frank Beecroft – (ADS 82).

BEIRNS, Arthur – Died December 5, 1883, Hawtree (= Hawtrey?), Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BELCHER, Thos. Deanes – Late Govt Superintending engineer, Newcastle Dist. and Trent navigation works – Died April 12, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 36 – (Obit. 86).

BELFORD, Charles– Journalist – Born April 25, 1837 in Cork, Ireland – Died December 19, 1880, Ottawa, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1857, and became assistant editor of the Toronto Leader, of which his grand-uncle, Mr. James Beaty, sen., late M.P., was the proprietor. Married with children. – (Obit. 80-81).

BELL-SMITH, John – Painter – Born in 1810 in London, England – Died December 30, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Came to Canada in 1866. – (Obit. 83).

BELL, James (Rev.) – Superannuated Methodist clergyman – Died May 31, 1879, London, Ontario, aged 68 – (Obit. 79).

BELL, John – A.M., M.D. – Born in 1845 in the Township of Toronto, Ontario – Died March 29, 1878 at Hamilton, Ontario – Dr. Bell was a son of Rev. Andrew Bell, an early pioneer in Canadian Geology and a brother of Dr. Robert Bell of the Canadian Geological Survey – (Obit. 78).

BELL, John – Died July 31, 1886 at Scarboro Junction, Ontario, aged 38 – Fractures his skull – (ADS 86).

BELL, Wm. – Died November 3, 1886 at Harrisburg, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BELLER, John – German Mennonite farmer – Seen alive for the last time on September 1, 1884 – On September 5, 1884, in the village of Topping, in the township of Ellice, Ontario, are discovered some human remains in the ashes of a log fire, which are supposed to be those of John Beller. Beller, his wife, and a younger brother lived together on Beller's farm. The wife is suspected of being too intimate with the younger brother. The did not mention John's absence to any one until a few days after he went missing, when John's parents and elder brother, who lived near, were told, and a search for him was commenced, which resulted in the finding of the human remains. An inquest concludes that there is no evidence to show whose bones they are and that there is not sufficient evidence to commit any person or persons. – (JRO 84).

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

BENGRETH, Wm. - Died June 17, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 45 – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

BENJAMIN, Mary (Mrs.) – Died January 1, 1885 at Odessa, Ontario aged 100 – (DL 85).

BENNETT, George – Died July 23, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Hanged for the murder of George Brown – (JRO 80-81).

BENNETT, Isaac – Waiter on the steamer AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

BENOIT, Saml. – Late manager of La Banque Nationale, Ottawa – Died April 28, 1883 at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec aged 53 – (Obit. 83).

BENSON, Jas. Rea (Hon.) – Businessman, politician – Born in 1807 – Died March 18, 1885 at St. Catharines, Ontario – His son, Fredk. Wm. is a Captain in the 5th Dragoon Guards. – (Obit. 85).

BENSON, W. Thos. – M.P. for South Grenville in House of Commons (1882-5) – Born in 1828 at Parkside, Westmoreland, England – Died June 8, 1885 at Cardinal, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

BERGIN, Martin, one of the Molly Maguires – Died January 16, 1879, Pottsville, Pennsylvania – Hanged for the murder of Patrick Burns at Tuscarora, Pennsylvania, in 1870. Bergin was living in St. Catharines, Ontario at the time of his arrest in the fall of 1877 – (JRO 79).

BEST, David – Died February 21, 1884 at Walkerton, Ontario aged 30 – During a heavy wind storm the door of the barn where he is working is suddenly blown too with such violence that, striking him on the head, it kills him instantly. – (JRO 84).

BETHUNE, Alexander Neil (The Right Revd.), D.D., D.C.L. – Anglican Bishop of Toronto – Born August 28, 1800 at Williamsburg, Charlottenburg, Glengarry, Ontario – Died February 3, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – The body is taken from the residence of the deceased, in Windsor Place, to St. James' Cathedral, where the impressive service for the dead is read, and thence to the Union Railwy Station, to be conveyed to Cobourg for interment – (Obit. 79).

BETHUNE, Angus, 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).

BETHUNE, James, LL.B., Q.C. - Born July 7, 1840 in Glengarry, Ontario – Died December 18, 1884 at his residence, Stormont Lodge, Toronto, Ontario – He was descended form a family of loyalists. – (Obit. 84).

BETTRIDGE, Wm. (Rev.), B.D. – Clergyman of the Church of England – Born August 30, 1791 in Warwickshire, England – Died November 21, 1879 at Strathroy, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1834 – (Obit. 79).

BETTS, J. E. (Rev., Methodist) – Died May 9, 1884 at Richmond Hill, Ontario aged 60 – (Obit. 84).

BICKLE, Thos. – Died June 16, 1886 at Cobourg, Ontario – Accidently shoots himself – (ADS 86).

BIGGAR, James Lyons – Ex M.P., early settler of the Bay of Quinte, Ontario – Born February 14, 1824 at the Carrying Place, Ontario – Died May 24, 1879, Clifton Springs, New York – Died suddenly – He was the son of the late, Mr. Charles Biggar, of the Carrying Place, one of the best known among the early settlers in the Bay of Quinte district, and his maternal grandfather was a U. E. Loyalist. He married in 1846, Isabella, the daughter of Mr. Wm. Hodgins, of Sandymount, Dublin, and sister of Dr. J. G. Hodgins, and Thos. Hodgins, Q.C., of Toronto – (Obit. 79).

BIJEAU, Sol. – 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)

BILAKIEWIECZ, F. – Died October 2, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BINNIE, Robt. (Rev.) – Minister of Knox Ch., Cornwall – Died in May 1883 at Cornwall, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

BISAILLON, Frank – Died April 1, 1884 on the Canadian Pacific Railway about 165 miles from Port Arthur (Ontario) – Killed by the premature explosion of a blast – (JRO 84).

BLACK, John – Died March 13, 1886, Picton, Ontario – Thrown from a sleigh – (ADS 86).

BLACKBURN, Alf. – Died July 27, 1886 at Chatham, Ontario aged 19 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BLAIN de ST. AUBIN, Emm. – Litterateur – Born in 1833 at Rennes, France – Died July 8, 1883 in Ottawa, Ontario – He had resided in Canada for the past 20 years. – (Obit. 83).

BLAIN, Wm. (Rev., Presb., retired) – Died March 22, 1886 at Oshawa, Ontario aged 59 – (Obit. 86).

BLAINE – Died May 31, 1883, Glencoe, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

BLAIR, John – Died April 29, 1886 at St. Thomas, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BLAIR, T. – Died November 9 , 1882, London, Ontario – Bursting of his gun – (ADS 82).

BLAIR, Wm. Chas. – Died July 9, 1886 near Chalk River, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BLAKE, Catherine Hume (Mrs.) – Died February 3, 1886 at London, Ontario – Died the result of an accident – Widow of the late Hon. Wm. Hume Blake, formerly Chancellor of Upper Canada, and mother of the Hon. Edward Blake, Q.C., M.P. She was a grand-daughter of Wm. Hume, Esq. of Humewood, M.P. for Wicklow (Ireland) in the British House of Commons. – (Obit. 86).

BLAKE, Chas. – Died July 4, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BLUBAR, Wm. – A farm hand – Died May 25, 1885 at Mitchell, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 85).

BOBBY, Sam. S. – Died July 17, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 50 – Killed by lightning – (ADS 86).

BOBBY, Saml. S. – Died July 17, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 86).

BOCHUS, Charles – ex-M.P.P. – Born December 30, 1802 in Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario – Died January 10, 1878, Picton, Ontario – He married Caroline, daughter of the late H. Mallory, Esq., of Gananoque – (Obit. 78).

BOLIN – Engineer – Died September 30, 1882, Fort Erie, Ontario – Killed when a dummy car on the International Bridge plunges into the river – (JRO 82).

BOLTON, Henry – Died July 4, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

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

BOMBERRY, Edward, M.D., C.M. – Indian Chief – Died January 29, 1879, Tuscarora, Ontario aged 30 – (Obit. 79).

BONFIELD, James – M.P.P. for South Renfrew (1875-82) – Born in 1825 at Gartmore, Tipperary, Ireland – Died January 29, 1883 at Eganville, Ontario. – (Obit. 83).

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

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

BOOTH – Died July 1, 1882, Sturgeon Lake, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BOOTH, William Anthony – Collector of Customs at Port Colborne, Ontario – Died February 17, 1878, Port Colborne, Ontario aged 58 – (Obit. 78).

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

BOOTHROYD, Thos. – Died July 9, 1880 near Bridgetown, Ontario – Knocked down by a wild hog and bitten so severely about the throat that he dies in fifteen minutes – (JRO 80-81).

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

BOSWELL, Edward J. (Rev.), D.C.L. – Clergyman of the Church of England – Born in 1798 in England – Died August 26, 1879, Kingston, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BOTTERELL, Edward O., from Ottawa, Ontario – Died July 12, 1879 in the Ottawa River aged 24 – Drowned – Last resting place at Beechwood Cemetery. He was the eldest son of Mr. Edward Botterell, Jr., of the Distribution Office, House of Commons, Ottawa – (JRO 79).

BOUGHNER, William – Died February 17, 1883, Galt, Ontario – Factory accident – (ADS 83).

BOULTON, James – Barrister-at-Law – Born in 1801 – Died August 15, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario – He was a son of the late Hon. D'Arcy Boulton, Judge of the Court of King's Bench of U. C., and a brother of the late Hon. Henry J. Boulton, for some years Chief-Justice of Newfoundland, and of the late Wm. Henry Boulton, Esq., M.P.P. for Toronto – (Obit. 78).

BOURGEOIS, Philip – Died May 28, 1883, Belleville, Ontario aged 7 – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BOURINOT, John (Hon.) – Senator (1867) – Born March 15, 1814 at Grouville, Island of Jersey – Died January 21, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

BOURKE, Edward – Has for 6 years Treasurer of the County of Renfrew, Ontario – Died November 22, 1884 at Pembroke, Ontario aged 73 – Commits suicide by hanging. He had been suffering from melancholia for some time. – (JRO 84).

BOUSTEAD, Thomas – Died January 9, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Shoots h'self with a rev'r – (ADS 82).

BOUVIER, Joseph François (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Church of Rome – Died January 1, 1879, Osceola, Ontario aged 54 – (Obit. 79).

BOVELL, James (Rev.) – M.D. (1838) – Born in 1817 in Barbados, West Indies – Died January 16, 1880 in Nevis, West Indies – He came to Canada about 1848 and settled in Toronto, Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

BOVILL (Mrs.) – Died February 24, 1879 – Murdered by her husband Thomas Bovill, found guilty of manslaughter at the Ottawa Assizes on April 14, 1879 – (JRO 79).

BOWELL, Harriet Louisa (Mrs.) (née Moore) - 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).

BOWELL, John – Born in England – Died October 16, 1883 at Belleville, Ontario aged 84 – Father of the Hon. Mackenzie Bowell, Minister of Customs – (Obit. 83).

BOWELL, W. – Died July 6, 1886 near Omemee, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BOWMAN, Samuel – Died March 1, 1886 at Port Dalhousie, Ontario aged 29 – Accidental poisoning – (ADS 86).

BOWRON, Jesse – Died June 7, 1883 near London, Ontario – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 83).

BOWSE, A., of Hamilton (Ontario) – Passenger – Died September 14, 1882 Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

BOWYER (Mrs.) – Died April 17, 1885 of Bracebridge, Ontario – Poisons herself by taking strychnine – (JRO 85).

BOX, Emma Jane, servant – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 22 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BOYD, Mossom – Lumber merchant – Born in 1816 in Londonderry, Ireland – Died July 24, 1883 at Bobcaygeon, Ontario – He came early in life to Canada – (Obit. 83).

BOYLE, John – Died July 6, 1880 near Picton, Ontario – Drowned – (JRO 80-81).

BOYNTON, J., of North Orillia (Ontario) – Passenger, lumberer or shanty-man going to the woods – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

BRADHUR, T. W. – Died December 5, 1883, Deseronto, Ontario – Drowned while skating – (ADS 83).

BRADLEY, John – Died June 22, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BRADLEY, Joseph – A young man – Died April 24, 1885 at Brampton, Ontario – Sits down on a railway track and is killed by a passing train – (JRO 85).

BRAGG, Mr. – Died August 28, 1882, Ailsa Craig, Ontario – Accidentally shot by Rev. Mr. Turner – (ADS 82).

BRECKENRIDGE, James (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Canada Presbyterian Church – Born in Argyleshire, Scotland – Died December 10, 1879, Streetsville, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BREEZE, Thomas – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 32 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BRENNAN, M. – 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)

BRENO, Mrs. – Died August 30, 1879, Prescott, Ontario aged 109 – (JRO 79).

BRETT, Wm. – Died December 11, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BRIDGE, Charles – Died February 25, 1882, Kingston, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BRIDGEN (Miss.) – Died May 18, 1884 at Sharbot Lake, Ontario – Perished in the fire the house of Geo. Peters, caused by a lighted coal oil lamp. – (JRO 84).

BRIERE, Jean – Died June 26, 1882, Lachine, Ontario (or rather Quebec?) – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BRIGHT, Geo. – Died June 25, 1886 near St. Catharines, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BRIGHTLAND, Fred – Died August 10, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BRISCOE, Nathan – Died July 3, 1882, Ernestown, Ontario – Stung to death by bees – (ADS 82).

BRITTON, George – Died August 27, 1883, Gananoque, Ontario – Struck by a derrick – (ADS 83).

BROMHALL, Thos. – Died June 27, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BROOKS, Alphonse, C.E. – Contractor – Born January, 1825 in Ascot, Quebec – Died September 5, 1879, Brockville, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BROOS, Josiah – Died February 10, at Wellington, Ontario – Accidentally killed – (ADS 86).

BROUGH, Redmond John, M.I.C.E. – City Engineer of Toronto (1880-83) – Born August 10, 1846 in Toronto, Ontario – Died July 21, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Died the result of an accident – He was a son of the late Judge Brough. – (Obit. 83).

BROUGH, Secker, Q.C. – Late Judge of the County Court of Huron, Ont. – Born in 1814 – Died January 14, 1879, Goderich, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BROUSE, Wm. Henry (Hon.) – M.A., M.D., Senator – Born in 1824 at Matilda, Ontario – Died August 23, 1881, Matilda, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

BROWN, A. S. - Railway contractor – Born December, 1812 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland – Died October 6, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario, where he had lond resided – He came to Canada in 1837. He was a brother fo Lt-Col. Jas. Brown, ex-M.P. (Belleville) – (Obit. 86).

BROWN, an old man – Died December 31, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – Falls on a stove, in a fit of apoplexy, and is literally roasted to death – (JRO 80-81).

BROWN, Clark – October 31, 1879 (Cornwall, Ontario) – Executed for the murder September 2, 1879 of his father, Robert Brown, and his sister, Ada Brown, aged 12. Clark Brown's mother, Mrs. Lydia Brown, and his sister Minnie were unharmed. Clark Brown was married. Lydia Brown was arrested December 16, 1879 on a charge of complicity in the murder but the County Crown Attorney at Cornwall decided that there was not sufficient evidence for commitment, and Mrs. Brown was discharged – (JRO 79, see p. 224 and p. 260).

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).

BROWN, Elizabeth (Mrs.) – Died June 21, 1886 at Ottawa, Ontario aged 96 – (DL 86).

BROWN, George (Hon.) – Canadian statesman and journalist – Died May 9, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Died from the effects of a pistol wound, received in the leg, the shot being fired by a discharged employe in his printing office, named Bennett. – (Obit. 80-81).

BROWN, George (Hon.) – Managing Director of the Globe Printing Company – Died May 9, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Came to his death by a wound caused by a shot fired from a pistol in the hands of George Bennett on March 25th, 1880. On May 14th, 1880, Mr. J. Gordon Brown annouces that he has assumed the position of Managing Director rendered vacant by the death of his brother. – (JRO 80-81).

BROWN, Henry (coloured) – Born in Virginia, U.S.A. – Died March 17, 1884 at Niagara, Ontario, aged 121 (sic) – (DL 84).

BROWN, J. – a sectionman – Died December 28, 1882, Lansdowne, Ontario – Killed in a ralway collision – (JRO 82).

BROWN, J. C. – Died November 11, 1883, Kingsville, Ontario – Accident'ly sh'ts hims'f – (ADS 83).

BROWN, John – Died June 26, 1882, Madoc, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BROWN, John – ex-City Chamberlain – Died June 9, 1882, London, Ontario – Shoots himself – (ADS 82).

BROWN, Robert, farmer, and his daughter Ada aged 12 – Died September 2, 1879, West Winchester, Ontario – Murdered by Clark Brown, son and brother of the victims, who was executed on 31st October – Robert Brown's wife, Lydia, and his daughter Minnie were unharmed. Lydia Brown was arrested December 16, 1879 on a charge of complicity in the murder but the County Crown Attorney at Cornwall decided that there was not sufficient evidence for commitment, and Mrs. Brown was discharged. Robert Brown was a brother of Thomas Brown – (JRO 79, see p. 224 and p. 260).

BROWN, S. – Died October 14, 1886 at Owen Sound, Ontario – Accidentally shot.. – (ADS 86).

BROWN, Thos. – Died July 4, 1886 at London, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BROWNALL, Wm. – Died August 1, 1886 at Cornwall, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

BROWNE, Michael Wilson – Railway agent – Died June 2, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

BROWNLEE, Wm. Jos. – Died September 7, 1886 in Hullet, Ontario – Killed by a bull – (ADS 86).

BRUCE, Geo. – Died September 10, 1886 near London South, Ontario – Accidentally shot by G. Lewis – (ADS 86).

BRUCE, Henry (Major) – Late of H. M.'s 100th Regt. of Foot – Died July 23, 1883 at Annan Cottage, London, Ontario aged 73 – Settled in Canada in 1854 – (Obit. 83).

BRUCE, John – Barrister – Died February 1, 1878, Amherstburg, Ontario aged 36 – (Obit. 78).

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

BRUCE, T. R. – 1st engineer of the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

BRUNET, Pierre – Died September 1881, Plantagenet, Ontario – Murdered. Damase Brunet, step-son of the victim, and David Prevost are convicted and sentenced to be hanged on October 19th, 1881. The Sentence is subsequently commuted for imprisonment for life – (JRO 80-81).

BRYANS, Sam'l – Farmer – Died June 8, 1885 near Port Hope, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 85).

BRYSON, Thomas – M.P.P. for Pontiac in the Quebec Assembly – Born September 26, 1826 in the Tp. of Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario – Died January 4, 1882 at Calumet Island, Quebec – He was a brother of Hon. Geo. Bryson, M.L.C. – (Obit. 82).

BUCHAN, John Milne, M.A. – Principal of Upper Canada College – Born in 1841 at Lockport, New York, U.S.A. – Died July 19, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – While he was still an infant, his parents removed to Hamilton, Ontario. – (Obit. 85).

BUCHANAN, Chas., of Hillier, Ontario – Died November 7, 1885, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, U.S.A. – Lost in the wreck of the iron steamship Algoma. – (JRO 85).

BUCHANAN, Douglass, of Hillier, Ontario – Died November 7, 1885, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, U.S.A. – Lost in the wreck of the iron steamship Algoma. – (JRO 85).

BUCHANAN, Isaac (Hon.) – Merchant and public man – Born July 21, 1810 in Glasgow, Scotland – Died October 1, 1883 in Hamilton, Ontario – He was the 4th son of the late Peter Buchanan, Esq., of Auchmar, Stirlingshire, Scotland, a magnificent estate sold by the family in 1830 to the Duke of Montrose for the purpose of applying the proceeds to the extension of their Canadian business. – (Obit. 83).

BUCHANAN, Jas. – Died July 15, 1883, Brantford, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

BUCHANAN, N. H. – Died April 2, 1883, Brockville, Ontario – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 83).

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

BUCKLAND, Geo. – Late deputy Minister of Agriculture of Ontario – Died February 27, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario aged 81 – (Obit. 85).

BUCKLEY, John – Mayor of Prescott, Ont. – Died July 25, 1879, Prescott, Ontario aged 43 – (Obit. 79).

BUELL, Andrew Norton – Late Accountant General High Court of Chancery, Ontario – Born April 20, 1798 in Elizabethtown, directly in rear of Brockville, Ontario – Died November 9, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Whilst in practice at the Barr he trained in his office his three nephews, Sir W. B. Richards, late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; Hon. Stephen Richards, Q.C.; and Hon. A. N. Richards, Q.C., late Lt.-Gov. of British Columbia. He came of Loyalist stock, being the second son of Wm. Buell, Esq., an officer in the ''King's Rangers,'' who represented Leeds in the U.C. Assembly, 1801-4. – (Obit. 80-81).

BULL, Hartcourt Burland (Hon.) – Senator (1879) – Born June 2, 1824 in Dublin, Ireland – Died August 12, 1881 at Hamilton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1831 with his father, Mr. Geo. P. Bull, who published in Montreal the London and Canada Record. In 1836 the family removed to Hamilton, where the father established the Gazette, and a religious paper called the Church, both of which were subsequently conducted by the deceased. – (Obit. 80-81).

BURGESS : Three children, the eldest of whom is 9 years old, of Mr. Jas. Burgess, foreman of the Chicago Granite Works, Grindstone Island, near Kingston, Ontario – Died August 1, 1884 – Crushed to death by the falling of an embarkment. – (JRO 84).

BURGESS, a daughter of Mr. P. B. Burgess – Died November 4, 1879, 5th concession of Thurlow, Ontario, aged 9 – Burned to death – (JRO 79).

BURGESS, John – Died March 29, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario aged 14 – Drift out in an old scow into the lake, where he is frozen to death – (JRO 80-81).

BURGIN, Mr. – a reputed English barrister – Died January 19, 1878, L'Orignal, Ontario – Commits suicide while laboring under temporary insanity – (JRO 78).

BURKHOLDER, Isaac (Rev., Methodist) – Died December 28, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario aged 89 – (Obit. 84).

BURNETT, Jas. – Died September 2, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – Falls through a hatchway – (ADS 82).

BURNS, (infant) – Died February 3, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – Attacked by rats – (ADS 82).

BURNS, Elizabeth B. Bonar (Mrs.) – Died August 22, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 71 – Relict of the late Rev. Robt. Burns, D.D., of Toronto, to whom she was united, 1844 – (Obit. 82).

BURNS, Frank – Died January 3, 1882, near Drumbo, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BURNS, Ida M. L. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 11 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BURNS, Jas. – Died July 7, 1886 at St. Thomas, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BURNS, Jennie M. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 13 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

BURNS, Thos. – Died October 19, 1886 at Guelph, Ontario – Railway accident.. – (ADS 86).

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

BURNS, William – Died July 28, 1882, Smith's Falls, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

BURROWES, James Joseph – Late Judge of the County Court of Frontenac – Born October 12, 1818 in Sligo, Ireland – Died January 9, 1880, Petrolia, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

BURWELL, Leonidas – Ex-M.P.P. – Born in 1817 at Port Talbot, Ontario – Died August 7, 1879, Port Burwell, Ontario – He was a son of Mr. Mahion Burwell, who sat in the U. C. Assembly for a lengthened period, The family were U. E. Loyalists and came from New Jersey, U.S.A. to Canada in 1784 – (Obit. 79).

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

BUTE, George – Died June 30, 1882, Muskoka Mills, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

BUTLAND, Richard Brooking – Philanthropist – Born July 13, 1831 at Plymouth, England – Died October 20, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the youngest of a family of 3. He came with his mother to Toronto at the age of 26. – (Obit. 86).

BUXTON, Rich. – Died November 10, 1882, Petrolea, Ontario – Caught in a fly-wheel – (ADS 82).

BYE, Bessie – Died December 25, 1882, Merritton, Ontario – Drowned while skating – (ADS 82).

BYERS, Jas. – Died September 4, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

BYRNES, Michael – Died June 5., 1886 near Fort Erié, Ontario aged 60 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).



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