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DALE, Chas. – Died April 6, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Suffocation by gas. – (ADS 86).

DALE, Chas. – Died December 8, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Suffocation by gas. – (ADS 86).

DALY, John Corry Wilson – a first pioneer of Stratford, Ontario – Born March 24, 1796 in Liverpool, England – Died April 1, 1878, Stratford, Ontario – He was thrice married, and had but two children – by his firs wife – Mrs. A. B. Orr, born at Cooperstown, New York, USA, and Mr. Thos. Mayne Daly, the well known Canadian politician, (now Mayor of Stratford), born in Hamilton – (Obit. 78).

DALY, Thos. Mayne – Late M.P. for North Perth, Ontario – Born February 17, 1828 in Hamilton, Ontario – Died March 4, 1885 at Stratford, Ontario – He was the eldest son of the late Lt.-Col. J. C. W. Daly, by Miss Mayne, of Coote Hill, Mayo, Ireland. – (Obit. 85).

DAME, J. – Died April 4, 1883, Belleville, Ontario aged 4 – Drowned in a well – (ADS 83).

DARCEY, Mrs. – Died March 16, 1883, Westbrook, Ontario – Burnt – (ADS 83).

DARCY, James – Moulder – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 28 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DARLING, Wm. Stewart (Rev. C. of E.) – Second rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, Ontario (1875-86) – Born in 1818 in Scotland – Died January 19, 1886 at Alassio, Riviera di Ponente, Italy – He was the youngest son of the late Major Darling, formerly of the British army, who died of cholera, shortly after reaching Canada. The family settled near Orillia, Ontario. – (Obit. 86).

DARVILL – Died October 5, 1883, Glencoe, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DAVIDSON – Died June 15, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 18 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DAVIDSON – Died September 25, 1883, Dumfries, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DAVIDSON – Sheriff of Waterloo – deceased – Successor appointed on May 21, 1881 – (PAPS Ontario 80-81).

DAVIDSON, Almer – Died May 26, 1884 at Galt, Ontario aged 20 – Drowned – (JRO 84).

DAVIDSON, B. (Mrs.) (née Pepin) – Born Quebec – Died October 11, 1882, L'Orignal, Ontario aged 104 – (DL 82).

DAVIDSON, George – Sheriff of Waterloo, Ontario (1853) – Born May 15, 1814 in Aberdeen, Scotland – Died April 27, 1881, Forest Hill, Berlin, Ontario – He had lived in Canada since 1835. In 1845 he founded the village of New Aberdeen. – (Obit. 80-81).

DAVIDSON, Thomas L. (Rev.), D.D. – Baptist clergyman – Born in 1820 in Canada, of Scotch descent – Died September 16, 1883 at Tiverton, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

DAVIES, Adelaide, from Sarnia – Died December 31, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario aged 21 – Poisons herself in the rooms of a commercial traveller. She had gone astray, and hearing that her aged father had arrived in the city in search of her, commits the rash deed in a fit of despondency. The coroner's jury censures a medical man named Reeves for inhumanity in not rendering assistance to the girl when applied to just after she had taken the poison. – (JRO 85).

DAVIES, Lewis – Died July 25, 1886 at Peterboro, Ontario – Cuts his throat – (ADS 86).

DAVIS, George – farmer – Died July 23, 1879, near Smith's Falls, Ontario – Instantly killed when struck by lightning – (JRO 79).

DAVIS, John – Died June 8, 1883, Chatham, Ontario – Found drowned – (ADS 83).

DAVIS, Mrs. – Died March 26, 1883, Kingston, Ontario aged 86 – Burnt – (ADS 83).

DAVIS, Thos. – Died August 30, 1886 at Tp. of Culross, Ontario – Suicide by hanging. – (ADS 86).

DAVIS, W. – Wheelsman on the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, OntarioLost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DAW, John – Died January 3, 1886 at Mitchell, Ontario – Killed by a bull – (ADS 86).

DAWSON, Duncan, farmer – Died June 10, 1880, near Mitchell, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 80-81).

De GRASSI, Captain Philip – Late of H. M.'s 1st West India Native Regiment – Died January 25, 1878, Lindsay, Ontario aged 88 – (Obit. 78).

De GRASSI, George Philip – M.D. – Died May 19, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario aged 39 – (Obit. 80-81).

De LONG, Catherine (Mrs.) – Born at Kingston, Ontario – Died March 15, 1883 at Fulton, New York, U.S.A. aged 100 years & 7 months – (DL 83).

DEACON – Postmaster of Kingston, Ontario – deceased – Successor appointed on January 2, 1880 – (PAPS Dominion 80-81).

DEACON, William S. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 17y 6d – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DEADMAN, Alice M. – Milliner – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 21 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DEAN, J. – Died August 23, 1883, Waterford, Ontario aged 12 – Drowned – (ADS 83).

DeCOURSIER, Edward – Died September 26, 1879, Lambton Mills, near Toronto, Ontario – Murdered by his brother Robert DeCoursier – (JRO 79).

DeCOURSIER, Robt. W. – Died April 26, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – Suicide by poison the day before he was to have been hanged for the murder of his brother Edward – (JRO 80-81).

DEFRAYNE, Alphonse – Died June 29, 1883, Lyn, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DEGAN, Annie – Died May 15, 1886 at Cornwall, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DEGROAT, H. – Fireman on the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, OntarioLost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DELANEY, Thos. – Died June 28, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DELARGY, Patrick – Died April 15, 1882, London, Ontario aged 50 – Shot and killed by George Code, aged 33 – (JRO 82).

DELEAGE, François Regis (Rev., R.C.) – Native of France – Died August 1, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario, aged 63 – He was the founder of the village of Maniwaki (Quebec). – (Obit. 84).

DELLING, Daniel – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 25 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DELORME – Died July 31, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

DEMERS, Marie-Hermine-Helvise (Madame Fournier) – Died March 4, 1879, Ottawa, Ontario – Wife of Hon. Justice Fournier, of the Supreme Court – (Obit. 79).

DEMPSEY (Mr.), of Hamilton, Ontario – Died August 7, 1885 at St. Thomas, Ontario – Killed by a train running into the buggy in which he is driving over a railway crossing. His sister, Mrs. Fred. Saunders, of St. Thomas, and her 6 year old son, are also killed – (JRO 85).

DEMPSTER, John – Driver in Volunteer Artillery – Kingston, Ontario – Thrown from his horse and run over at a review – (ADS 83).

DENISON, Egerton A. (Capt.) – H. M.'s 3rd South Staffordshire Regt. B. in Toronto – Born in Toronto, Ontario – Died July 8, 1886 on the steamship Vancouver, coming into Rimouski, Quebec, aged 25 – He was the 8th son of the late Col. G. T. Denison, of Rusholme, Toronto, Ontario. His remains were brought to Toronto for interment in the family burial ground. – (Obit. 86).

DENISON, Richard Lippincott (Lieutenant Colonel) – Canadian Volunteer Officer – Born June 13, 1814 near Toronto, Ontario – Died March 10, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario – Died of erysipelas in the head after a short illness – He was the eldest son of the late Colonel George T. Denison of Bellevue, Toronto, and grandson of Captain Richard Lippincott, who fought as a U.E. Loyalist through the whole American Revolution – (Obit. 78).

DENNIS, Hannah – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 28 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DENNIS, John Stroughton (Lieut.-Col.), C.M.G. (1882) – Deputy Minister of the Interior (1878-81) – Born October 19, 1820 – Died July 7, 1885 at his residence, Kingsmere, near Ottawa, Ontario – He was the son of the late Joseph Dennis, Esq., of ''Buttonwood'', near Toronto – (Obit. 85).

DENNIS, Robert – Died July 31, 1883, Chatham, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

DENNISTOUN, Jas. Fredk., Q.C. (1880) – Born in 1841 in Peterborough, Ontario – Died November 25, 1886 in Peterborough, Ontario – He was the eldest son of Robt. Dennistoun, Esq., Q.C., who was for 18 years Co. Judge of Peterborough. – (Obit. 86).

DENNISTOUN, Robert Hamilton – Barrister of Ontario (1874) – Born March 5, 1849 in Peterborough, Ontario – Died June 2, 1884 at Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. – Died on his return from Southern California – He was the second son of Judge Dennistoun of Peterborough, Ontario. – (Obit. 84).

DERBY, Joseph – Died August 18, 1883, Hanover, Ontario – Waggon accident – (ADS 83).

DERMAID, J. W. – 1st mate of the Asia (= McDermiad?) – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DERRICK, Michael – Died May 16, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario aged 17 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DERVAL, Danl. – Farmer – Died May 16, 1882, near Penetanguishene, Ontario – Dies from the effects of a wound with an axe inflicted on him a few days previously by Henry Yorke, against whom a verdict of guilty is returned by the coroner's jury – (JRO 82).

DESLAURIERS, a man from Ottawa – Died September 9, 1882, Turtle Mountain, N.W.T. – Murdered during an altercation by a man named Levesque, formerly of Ottawa, who is sentenced to be hung but is respited on technical grounds – (JRO 82).

DESPATRIES, J., of Coteau (Quebec?) – Passenger – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DEVANEY, engineer – Died July 7, 1883, near Beamsville, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DEVEREUX, James – Died March 7, 1883, McKillop, Ontario – Kicked by a horse – (ADS 83).

DIAMOND, Hugh – Died July 24, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario – Crushed by a lumber car – (ADS 82).

DIAMOND, John Segur – M.D. - Born in December, 1836 at Oakville, Ontario – Died October 21, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – He introduced Turkish baths in Toronto. – (Obit. 84).

DICK, James (Rev., Presbyterian, superannuated) – Born in 1808 in Ayrshire, Scotland – Died June 1, 1849 at Richmond Hill, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

DICKENS, Arthur – Died August 18, 1882, Belleville, Ontario – Fell from a waggon – (ADS 82).

DICKEY, John – Died October 21, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – Killed at the Bathurst street crossing of the Northern Railway, his waggon being run into by a train while he was trying to drive across the track – (JRO 79).

DICKSON, James F. – Editor of the Huron Signal newspaper – Died June 5, 1878 – Drowned in Lake Ontario – (Obit. 78).

DICKSON, James F. – of the Huron Signal newspaper – Died June 5, 1878, Goderich, Ontario – Accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat – (JRO 78).

DICKSON, Jno. – Fireman – Died August 29, 1885 between Deseronto and Kingston, Ontario – Scalded to death by an escape of steam from the boiler of the steamer Hero. – (JRO 85).

DICKSON, John Robinson – M.D., (1842), M.R.C.P. (Lon.); F.R.C.S., (Edin.); M.R.C.S. (Eng.) – Born November 15, 1819 at Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland – Died November 23, 1882 at Wolfe Island, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1842 – (Obit. 82).

DICKSON, Walter Hamilton (Hon.) – Senator (1867-84) – Born January 4, 1806 at Niagara, Ontario – Died July 30 at Niagara, Ontario – He was a son of the late Hon. Wm. Dickson, M.L.C. of U.C. – (Obit. 85).

DILLON, Mary – Died September 1, 1881, Gananoque, Ontario – Burned to death – (JRO 80-81).

DILLON, Mary A. – a servant – Died July 24, 1880 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 19 – A coal oil explosion sets fire to her chothing. She is so badly burnt that she dies in a few hours – (JRO 80-81).

DINTON, a man – Died November 28, 1879, Saurin, near Elmvale, Ontario – killed by the bursting of a circular saw in Cooper's shimble mill – (JRO 79).

DIVER, Alberta Ismena – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario 2y 6m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

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

DIVER, Hiram – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 27 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DIVER, Wealthy M., matron – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 27 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DIXON, Wm. Andrews (Major) – Late H. M.'s 82nd Regiment – Born in Toronto, Ontario – Died May 5, 1885 at Edinburgh, Scotland – (Obit. 85).

DODMAN, Thomas – Died March 14, 1883, Thamesville, Ontario – Sleighing accident – (ADS 83).

DOIDGE, John – Died July 14, 1882, London West, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

DOLAN, Thomas – Died March 5, 1879, Stratford, Ontario – Killed in the explsion of a carload of vigorite blasting powder in the station-yard of the Grand Trunk Railway – (JRO 79).

DOLSON, Geo. – Died July 8, 1886 at Essex Centre, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

DONAGHY, James – Died January 17, 1883, Robertsville Mine, Ontario – Mining accident – (ADS 83).

DONALDSON, Jas – Died September 10, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

DONER – Died June 14, 1886 at Stayner, Ontario aged 16 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DONKIN, Wm. – Died December 4, 1882, Seaforth, Ontario – Mill accident – (ADS 82).

DONNELLY, James and Judith his wife, Thomas his son, John his son, Bridget Donnelly his niece – Died February 3 or 4, 1880, Biddulph, Ontario – Murdered by vigilantes. William Donnelly, son of James Donnelly, and William's wife were unharmed. James Carroll, John Kennedy, Martin McLaughlin, Thomas Ryder, John Purtell and James Ryder were charged with the murders on 21st February, 1880. A verdict of ''not guilty'' was returned – (Trials 80-81).

DONNELLY, James and Judith his wife, Thomas his son, John his son, Bridget Donnelly his niece – Died February 3, 1880, Biddulph, Ontario – Murdered by vigilantes – (JRO 80-81).

DONNELLY, Michael – Brakesman on the Canada Souther Railway – Died December 9, 1879, Watford, Ontario – Fatally stabbed during a drunken quarrel in a bar-room by William Lewis, a navy employed on the road – (JRO 79).

DONOHUE, Thos. – Engineer – Died April 4, 1884, three miles from Wales, Ontario – Railway accident. – (JRO 84).

DORAN, Jos. – Died December 13, 1886 at Pakenham, Ontario – Killed by a falling tree. – (ADS 86).

DOUGHERTY, Danl. – Died October 9, 1884 at Cumminsville, Ontario – Killed when three out of twelve of the buildings used in the manufacture of explosives by the Hamilton Powder Co. are blown up. – (JRO 84).

DOUGLAS (Mrs. Morland), 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).

DOUGLAS, Miss – 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).

DOUGLAS, Thos. S., of Guelph, Ontario – Died February 15, 1883 about two miles from Dundas, Ontario – Killed in a collision between two trains – (JRO 83).

DOUGLASS, Charles – Died February 15, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Collision on Grand Tr'k Railway – (ADS 83).

DOYLE, Mary (Mrs) – Born in Wexford, Ireland – Died in September, 1886 in Raleigh, Ontario aged 96 – (DL 86).

DOYLE, 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)

DRENNAN, Samuel T. – ex-Mayor of Kingston, Ont. – Born November 20, 1819 in the Moravian settlement, Tyrone, Ireland – Died February 9, 1882 at Kingston, Ontario – Came to Canada and settled at Kingston in 1841. He was buried with Masonic honours – (Obit. 82).

DRUMMOND, Mrs. G. A. – Died April 30, 1883, Burlington, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DUBEAU, Emma, matron – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 30 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DUBEAU, Nellie – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 3– Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DUBOIS, Ernest – Died December 27, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DUCK, Tilly (Miss) – Died November 17, 1879, St. Mary's Convent Academy, Windsor, Ontario aged 16 – Accidentally poisened by having a tablespoonful of laudanum administered to her in mistake for brandy – She was the daughter of Mr. Abraham M. Duck – (JRO 79).

DUDGEON (Mrs.), and two children, of Owen Sound, Ontario – Died November 7, 1885, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, U.S.A. - Lost in the wreck of the iron steamship Algoma. – (JRO 85).

DUDGEON, A. – Clk. 4th D. C. Simcoe, Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on September 11, 1886 – (PAPS Ontario 86).

DUDGEON, Adam Black – Late mayor of Collingwood, Ontario – Born June 10, 1824 at Berwick-upon-Tweed (England) – Died August 28, 1886 at Collingwood, Ontario – He emigrated to America about 1850. First lived at New York and Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A., but removed to Collingwood about 1856. – (Obit. 86).

DUFFEY, Malcolm – Died December 17, 1883, Collingwood, Ontario – Waggon accident – (ADS 83).

DUFFY – Died October 30, 1886 at Sturgeon Falls, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

DUFFY, A. J. (Mr.) – Clerk in the Department of Public Works, Canada – Died August 17, 1879, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, U.S.A. – Accidentally drowned while bathing – His remains are brought to Ottawa, Ontario for interment – (JRO 79).

DUFFY, J. – Died May 23, 1883, Kingston, Ontario – Drowned in a well – (ADS 83).

DUFFY, J., of Rama (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).

DUFFY, James – Died June 21, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

DUFORT, Geo. – Died October 4, 1886 near Rockliffe – Killed by a falling tree. – (ADS 86).

DUFORT, Robt. – Died January 18, 1886 at Ottawa, Ontario aged 17 – Falls through a trap-door – (ADS 86).

DUGULD, Alex. – Died August 11, 1886 London, Ontario – Killed by a horse – (ADS 86).

DUMBRILLE, Elizabeth (Mrs.) – Born in England – Died August 23, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario aged 99 – (DL 84).

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

DUNCAN, A. (= Duncan A., of Hamilton?) – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DUNCAN, A. and son, of Hamilton (Ontario) – Passengers (= Duncan A., and Duncan, Fred?) – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DUNCAN, Fred (= son of Duncan A.?) – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

DUNCAN, Jas., of Marthaville – Died August 20, 1885 in Plympton, Ontario – Instantly killed by the explsion of the boiler of the steam thresher on the farm of Mr. Jno. McMahon – (JRO 85).

DUNCAN, Seth – Died July 23, 1881, Camden East, Ontario – Burned to death – (JRO 80-81).

DUNCAN, Thomas – Died June 17, 1882, Flesherton, Ontario – Crushed by a falling stone – (ADS 82).

DUNHAM, J. – Died February 14, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

DUNN, Peter – Died July 28, 1883, St. Thomas, Ontario – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 83).

DUNSFORD – Police Magistrate, Lindsay, Ontario – deceased – Sussessor appointed on November 11, 1882 – (PAPS Ontario 82).

DUNSFORD, James Wicks – ex-M.P.P. for (the County of) Victoria (Ontario) in Can. Assembly, 1861-67 – Born 1814 in England – (Died in 1882) – Came to Canada in 1837 – (Obit. 82).

DURIE, Wm. Smith (Lt.-Col.) – Late Depty. Adjt.-Gen. of Militia (1866-80) – Born at Gibraltar – Died June 3, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – Son of the late Staff Surgeon, Wm. Durie, K. H. – (Obit. 85).

DYER, Bertie – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 5 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DYER, Margaret – Matron – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 47 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DYER, W. H., – Clerk – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 45 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

DYETT, C. G. - Teller of the Bank of Montreal – Died July 21, 1880, Goderich, Ontario – Commits suicide by shooting himself with a revolver. His accounts are in perfect order; and his rash act is supposed to be the result of religious monomania – (JRO 80-81).



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