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FAGAN, Wm. – Died November 8, 1883, St. George, Ontario – Suicide with a razor – (ADS 83).

FAIRBAIN, Robert – Died June 14, 1882, London, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

FALLIS, Thos. – Died April, 1881, Cavan, Ontario aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

FARMER, Etta – A young person – Died May 25, 1885 in Toronto bay – Drowned in a boat accident. – (JRO 85).

FAULDS, Mrs. Wm. – Died May 22, 1883, St. Catharines, Ontario – Cuts her throat with a knife – (ADS 83).

FAULKNER, Alexander – Labourer – Died September 6, 1878, Ottawa, Ontario – Falls a distance of one hundred and fifty feet in the main tower of the new extension of the Western Departmental Building and is instantly killed – (JRO 78).

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

FAUQUIER, Frederick D. (Rt. Rev.), D.C.L. – Missionary Bishop of Algoma, Ontario – Born in 1817 in England – Died December 7, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – Left an ofphan at an early age he was adopted by an aunt. He came out to Canada when a young man. – (Obit. 80-81).

FEATHERSTONE, Jas., of Carp saw mill – Died June 6, 1885 near Ottawa, Ontario – Accidentally caught in the machinery of his mill and killed. – (JRO 85).

FENTON, Frederick – County Crown Attorney of York, Ontario (1874-86) – Born March 28, 1840 in the North of Ireland – Died January 31, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Died suddenly. – (Obit. 86).

FERGUSON, Henry – Died August 18, 1883, Ethel, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

FERGUSON, James – Registrar for East and North Middlesex, Ontario – Born in 1810 at Knockecaughy, Cavan, Ireland – Died November 24 at his residence, The Beeches, near London, Ontario – He was a son of Mr. Henry Ferguson, formerly a Capt. In the Irish Militia Dragoons, and grand son of Captain Richard Ferguson, of the King's Black Horse, now the 7th Dragoon Guards. He accompanied his father to Canada in 1824. He married, in 1835, Maria, daughter of the late Mr. Chas. Sefton, and grand-daughter of Mr. and the Hon. Anne Colewright. One of his daughters in married to his nephew, the Hon. Justice Ferguson of Toronto, and an other to Lieut.-Col. Burnett-Hitchcock, lately serving on the staff in Egypt. – (Obit. 84).

FERGUSON, Jas. – Regr. of Deeds North and East Divisons of Middlesex, Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on January 9, 1886 – (PAPS Ontario 86).

FERGUSON, John – Died October 21, 1885 at London, Ontario, aged 86 – Father of the Hon. Thos. Ferguson, vice chancellor of Ontario, and of Dr. John Ferguson, M. P. – (Obit. 85).

FERGUSON, Thos. Roberts – ex-M.P. – Born in December 1818 at Drumcor, Cavan, Ireland – Died December 15, 1879, Cookstown, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1842; and, in 1856, was married to the 2nd daughter of the late Mr. Ogle R. Gowan, ex-M.P. – (Obit. 79).

FERGUSON, Wm. (Rev.), M.A. (Presbyterian) – Born in 1803 in Scotland – Died May 4, 1880, Franklin Centre, Quebec – Was for some years Head Master of the Williamstown, Ontario High School, and Inspector of Schools, S. D. & Glengarry, 1871-78. – (Obit. 80-81).

FERRIE, Mr. J. R. – Died July 12, 1880 at Hamilton, Ontario – While trying to jump on a railway car, falls and receives injuries from the effects of which he dies in a few days – (JRO 80-81).

FETTERY – Died October 3, 1886 at Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

FIELDE, Frederick (Capt.) – Late 88th Regt. of Foot – Born January 31, 1797 at Plymouth, England – Died in July, 1883 on his farm, Waterdown, Ontario – Emigrated to Canada in 1836. – (Obit. 83).

FIELDE, Fulford B. – Asst. Commissary- Gen. In H. M.'s service – Born in 1799 – Died January 4, 1885 at Prescott, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

FISH (a child) – Died November 13, 1882, Watford, Ontario – Burned to death – (ADS 82).

FISHER, Alex – Manager Ontario Bank – Died April 19, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario aged 56 – Shoots himself with a revolver while suffering from the effects of epileptic fits – (ADS 82).

FISHER, Emma Jane – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 8 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

FITZGERALD, Edward, LL.B., Q.C. – Died December 30, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario aged 55 – (Obit. 80-81).

FITZGERALD, Mrs. – Died February, 1881, Rochesterville, Ontario aged 104 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

FITZGIBBON, Richard – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 14y 7m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

FITZPATRICK, P., from Ottawa – Died May 18, 1882 off Shoal Point, 4 miles from Manitowaning, Lake Huron – Lost in the wreck of the steam-ship Manitoulin – (JRO 82).

FLANIGAN, Capt., and all on board the Mary Jane – Died November 19, 1881, Lake Erie – Lost of the schooner Mary Jane of Toronto (JRO 80-81).

FLESHRAM, Geo. – Died September 25, 1886, Tp. of Bayham, Ontario – Accidental drowning – (ADS 86).

FLETCHER, Chas (Rev., Presb., superannuated) – Born in 1808 at Luthie, Scotland – Died February 9, 1885 at Goderich, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

FLETCHER, Wm. (Rev. Methodist) – Died September 17, 1885 at Sheddon, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

FLETT, Geo. – Died July 26, 1882, Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

FLINT, Phoebe Sawyer (Mrs.) – Died May 23, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario aged 77 – Wife of the Hon. Billa Flint, Senator. – (Obit. 86).

FLINTOFT, James – Sheriff of the County of Lambton, Ontario – Born in Yorkshire, England – Died July 1, 1878, Lambton, Ontario aged 74 – Came to Canada about 1816. He held the office of Sheriff of Lambton for 20 years, retiring in 1872, and being succeeded by his son – (Obit. 78).

FOLGER, S. W. (Rev.), Baptist minister – Died June 9, 1880, Delhi, Ontario aged 60 – Hangs himself in his barn – (JRO 80-81).

FOOTE, Johathan – M.D. (1830) – Died January 2, 1885 at Brooklin, Ontario, aged 80 – (Obit. 85).

FORBES, Alex. – Died June 21, 1882, (Hamilton, Ontario) aged about 42 – Commits suicide after murdering his wife, Mrs. Prudence Forbes, and Geo. Ralston – (JRO 82).

FORBES, Prudence (Mrs.) – Housekeeper of Geo. Ralston – Died June 21, 1882, (Hamilton, Ontario) – Murdered by her husband Alex. Forbes who then commits suicide – (JRO 82).

FORD, Albert – Died November 17, 1882, London, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

FOREST, Chas. (Rev.), M.A. – Rector of Williamsburgh and Rural Dean of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (Church of England) – Born in 1823 in London, England – Died December 24, 1881, Morrisburg, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

FORREST, Alfred Guy (Lt.-Col.), P.L.S. – Born April 8, 1828 in London, England – Died November 1, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – He was married to the eldest daughter of Mr. A. J. Russell, C.E., of Ottawa – (Obit. 85).

FORREST, James – Fireman – Died April 25, 1878, Cobourg, Ontario – Loses his life by the falling of the front wall of a building on fire – (JRO 78).

FORTIN, Miss., resident of Hull, Quebec – Died September 13, 1879, Ottawa, Ontario – Drowned by mistaking the floating sawdust in the Ottawa river for the shore and stepping on it – (JRO 79).

FOSTER, Hugh – Died April 17, 1886 at Riverview, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

FOSTER, W. A. (Mr.) – late Mayor of Belleville, Ontario – Died September 30, 1881, Belleville, Ontario – Drowned by the upsetting of a boat – (JRO 80-81).

FOURATT, Jas. – Died October 1, 1886 at Merritton, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

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

FOWLER, Margatet (Mrs.) – Born Fermanagh, Ireland – Died January 3, 1879, Goderich, Ontario aged 103 – (JRO 79).

FOWLIE, Albert – Died June 14, 1882, St. Catharines, Ontario – Blow from a cricket ball – (ADS 82).

FOX, Herbert – Died December 11, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Accidentally shoots himself. – (ADS 86).

FOXTON, Jane E., – Teacher – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 26y 5m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

FOXTON, Mary Anna, Teacher – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 22y 10m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

FOY, Kate – Died November 11, 1886 at Merritton, Ontario aged 23 – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 86).

FRALEIGH, Mrs. and her houng infant – Died June 26, 1885 – Drowns both herself and her young infant in the river St. Lawrence while labouring under extreme nervous depression – Wife of Dr. Fraleigh of Gananoque, Ontario. – (JRO 85).

FRANK, D. – Died October 30, 1883, St. Thomas, Ontario aged 3 – Drowned in a barrel of water – (ADS 83).

FRANKISH, Charlie – Died August 11, 1880, Brooklyn, Ontario aged 12 – Struck with the ball while playing lacrosse and almost instantly killed – (JRO 80-81).

FRANKISH, Jane M. (Mrs.) – Died June 3, 1884 in Parkdale, Ontario – Poisened through an error made by Geo. Cliff, a boy employed in W. Gaynor's drug store, who sells her a package of jasamine in mistake for rue. – (JRO 84).

FRANKLAN, Jos. E. – Died February 2, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 86).

FRASER, Alex. – Died November 11, 1882, Nairn, Ontario – Choked while eating – (ADS 82).

FRASER, Alexander – M.P.P. for West Northumberland in the Ontario Assembly (1867-72); Asst. Receiver Genl. of Canada at Toronto (1877-83) – Born August 24, 1824 in Inverness, Scotland – Died October 23, 1883 at his seat, Torbreck, Cobourg, Ontario. He was the eldest son of the late John Fraser, Esq., formerly Provost of Inverness, who came to Canada in 1837. – (Obit. 83).

FRASER, J. – Clerk of the County Court of County of Carleton, Ontario, and Deputy Clerk of the Crown – Deceased – Successor appointed on August 16, 1879 – (PAPS Ontario 79).

FRASER, James – Clerk of the County Court of the County of Carleton, Ontario – Died March 5, 1879, Ottawa, Ontario – He was a son of the late Col. Fraser, who served with distinction in the British Army, and afterwards settled at Berth, in the old Bathurst district – (Obit. 79).

FRASER, Jas. – Clerk of the County Court for the County of Carleton, Ontario – Deceased – Successor appointed on March 8, 1879 – (PAPS Ontario 79)

FRASER, John – Worman on a sub contract of Section B, Canadian Pacific Railway – Died December 19, 1879 about 30 miles from Rat Portage, Manitoba (today Kenora, Ontario) – Instantly killed in the explosion of a can of nitro-glycerine – (JRO 79).

FRASER, Rodk., workman employed on the C.P.R. – Died July 30, 1881, near Brandon, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 80-81).

FRAZER, John – M.D., ex-M.P.P. for Welland in the Can. Assembly, 1854-57 – Died October 7, 1882 at Fonthill, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

FRECHETTE, Edmond (Capt.) – Formerly of the N. W. Mounted Police – Died October 1, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario, aged 44 – (Obit. 85).

FREDERICK, Geo. – Died September 10, 1886 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

FREEHAN (Mrs.) – Died March 3, 1886 at Brockville, Ontario – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

FREEMAN, Chas. E. – Died February 14, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 27 – Drowned – (ADS 83).

FREEMAN, Coleman (coloured) – Born in Virginia, U.S.A – Died January 20, 1886 at Windsor, Ontario aged 122 (sic) – (DL 86).

FREER, Mrs. Jane – Died August 17, 1883, Burlington, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

FREER, W. H. – Died December 1, 1883, Niagara Falls, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

FREY, Margaret (Mrs. Ball) – Native of the Township of Niagara, Ontario – Died November 2, 1886 at Meriton, 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).

FROST, Edward, wife, and child, 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).

FRYER, Alfred Robt. – Plumber – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 23 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

FRYER, Matilda, matron – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 21 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

FRYER, William – Clerk – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario, aged 60 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria(JRO 80-81).

FULFORD, Thos. – Cattle dealer of Toronto – Died January 31, 1881, near Newmarket, Ontario – Killed in a collision on the Northern Railway – (JRO 80-81).

FULLER – Deputy Clk. of the Crown, Clk. of County Court and Clk. of Surrogate Court, Frontenac, Ontario – deceased – Successor appointed on October 1, 1881 – (PAPS Ontario 80-81).

FULLER, Thos. Brock (The Right Revd.), D.C.L., D.D. – Lord Bishop of Niagara (1875) – Born July 16, 1810 in Kingston, Ontario – Died December 16, 1884 at his residence, Bishophurst, Hamilton, Ontario – He was the only son of Mahor Thos. R. Fuller, of H. M.'s 41st Regt. of Foot, by Miss England, a cousin of the late Genl. Sir Richard England, K.C.B. He was also a lineal descendant, on the parternal side, of Dr. Thos. Fuller, the celebrated English divine of the 17th century. He had the misfortune to be deprived of both his parents while very young, and was adopted by his aunt, Mrs. Leeming, of Chippewa. He married in 1835, Cynthia, eldest daughter of the late Col. Saml. Street, of Niagara Falls, and sister of the late T. C. Street, Esq., M.P. – (Obit. 84).

FULLER, Wm. Hy. – Clerk of the County Court of Frontenac, Ontario – Born in 1848 – Died September 14, 1881, Kingston, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

FURTAH, Frank – Died November 1, 1885 or shortly after at Sombra, Ontario – Died from injuries caused by the explosion of the boiler of the tug Frank Moffatt – (JRO 85).

FYFE, R. A, (Rev.), D.D. – Principal of the Canadian Literary Institute, Woodstock, Ontario – Born in 1816 at St. André, near Montreal – Died September 4, 1878, Woodstock, Ontario – He was of Scottish descent, his parents having emigrated from Dundee in 1809. His remains were taken to Toronto to be interred – (Obit. 78).



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