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GAGE, two daughters of Jas. aged 12 and 15 – Died May 5, 1880, Sutherland's Corners, Ontario – Burned to death – (JRO 80-81).

GAHAN, Joseph – Printer – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 17 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GALBRAITH, Daniel – M.P. – Born in February, 1813 in Glasgow, Scotland – Died December 17, 1879, Almonte, Ontario – Mr. Galbraith's parents came from the Highlands of Scotland. He came to Canada with them in 1821 and they settled in the County of Lanark, in Upper Canada – (Obit. 79).

GALLAGHER, Mrs. – Died August 26, 1883, Clinton, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

GALLAGHER, W. B., of Manitowaning (Ontario) – Passenger – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

GALLAVAN (Mrs.) – Died February 23, 1886 near Frankford, Ontario – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

GAMBLE (Lady Macaulay) – Died July 17, 1883 at Sparkford Hall, Somerset, England, aged 80 – Relict of Hon. Sir James Buchanan Macaulay, C.B., formerly Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Upper Canada – She was the daughter of Dr. John Gamble. – (Obit. 83).

GAMBLE, John Henry (Captain) – of H.M. 17th Regt. of Foot, born in Toronto, Ontario – Born July 12, 1844 at Toronto, Ontario – Died July 14, 1879, Kyber Pass, Afghanistan – Died from the effects of an attack of dysentery – He was the eldest son of Clarke Gamble, Esq., Q.C., of Pinehurst, Toronto – (Obit. 79).

GANE, Wm. Law – Litterateur – Born in 1815 at Harwich, England – Died September 27, 1879 in Ottawa, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1860 and settled in the Township of Lowe, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

GANNON, Cornelius – Born in Ireland – Died March, 1880, Campbellford, Ontario aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

GARLAND, Geo. R. – Died August 1, 1886 at North Toronto, Ontario – Run over by waggon – (ADS 86).

GARRITY, Patrick – Died December 31, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GARROTT – Died December 17, 1883, Ingersoll, Ontario – Frozen – (ADS 83).

GARSEI, Gata – Died February 17, 1883, Thunder Bay, Ontario – Frozen – (ADS 83).

GELLORIASGI, Lusteri – Died February 17, 1883, Thunder Bay, Ontario – Frozen – (ADS 83).

GIBB, Alexander sr. – Born in Lanarkshire, Scotland – Died March 27, 1886 at West York, Ontario aged 99 – (DL 86).

GIBBS, Susan – Died December 21, 1883 at Lambton Mills, Ontario – Murdered – On February 8, 1884, a Coroner's Jury bring in a verdict of Wilful Murder against some party or parties unknown. – (JRO 84).

GIBBS, Susan (Mrs.) – Died December 21, 1883 at Lambton Mills, Ontario (7 miles from Toronto), aged 70 – Murdered in her house for purpose of robbery – Aaron Harris, 60, a neighbor of Mrs. Gibbs, is arrested on suspicion. The inquest was not concluded at the close of the year. – (JRO 83).

GIBBS, Thos. Nicholson (Hon.) – Senator (1880) – Born March 11, 1821 at Terrebonne, Quebec – Died April 7, 1883 at his residence, Ellesmere Hall, Oshawa, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

GIBLING, Walter J. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 9 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GIBSON, Jno., of Deux Rivières, Ontario – Crew of the steamer Christopher O'Kelly – Died August 1, 1885 at Pembroke, Ontario – Dies in the flames as the steamer Christopher O'Kelly burns – (JRO 85).

GILBERT, Albert – Fireman – Died July 16, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – Killed when the roof of a stable on fire suddenly falls. – (JRO 84).

GILBERY, James – 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).

GILCHRIST, Wm., of Guelph, 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).

GILL, Moses – Died July 16, 1883, Kemptville, Ontario aged 17 – Mill accident – (ADS 83).

GILMOUR, Wm. – Died May 19, 1883, Uphill, Ontario – Struck by lightning – (ADS 83).

GINGRAS, Jules Fabian – Asst. French Translator to House of Commond, Can. (1862) – Died February 6, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario aged 55 – (Obit. 84).

GINTY, Elizabeth (Mrs.) – Born Oldcastle, Meath, Ireland – Died May 1881 in Toronto, Ontario aged 104 – (DL 82).

GINTY, John – Contractor – Born in 1821 at Oldcastle, Westmeath, Ireland – Died September 11, 1884 in New York – His remains were taken to Tecumseh (Ontario) for interment. He accompanied his father to Canada in 1827. The family settled on a farm in the County of Simcoe. In 1856 he took up his residence in Toronto, and became a partner of his cousin, Mr. Alex Manning, now Mayor of that city. – (Obit. 84).

GISBORNE, H. P. (Mr.) – Manufacturing chemist – Died August 16, 1885 in Toronto Bay – Accidentally drowned – (JRO 85).

GIVINS, Saltern (Rev.), D.C.L. (Church of Eng.) - Born in Toronto – Died October 13, 1880, Colborne, Ontario – Son of the late Col. Givins, of the British Army – (Obit. 80-81).

GLASS, Jas. – Died September 7, 1886 aged 18 when off Giants Tomb, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

GLASS, Willie D. – Clerk – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 23 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

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

GLAVIN, May – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 4 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GLENN, Jos. – Died September 27, 1886 near Dungannon, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

GLUCK, Joseph (Rev.) – Rabbi of the Jewish Synagogue, Toronto – Hungarian by birth – Died December 18, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario aged 49 – (Obit. 83).

GLYNN, Thos – Died September 20, 1882, Port Colborne, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

GOGAN, John – Died December, 1880, Spencerville, Ontario aged 109 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

GOGOLEIN, David – Died June 6, 1887 at Pembroke, Ontario – Executed for the murder of Mrs. M. Wieckenhal, a neighbour, on October 11, 1886. – (JRO 86).

GOLDIE, John – Naturalist – Born March 21, 1793 at Kirkoswold, Ayrshire, Scotland – Died July 23, 1886 at Ayr, Ontario – He was married in 1815 to Margaret Dunlop Smith, a daughter of Mr. Jas. Smith, of Monkwood Grove, Ayrshire, a prominent Botanist and Nurseryman. He brought his family to Canada in 1844 and settled near the village of Ayr, Ontario. He left 3 sons and 2 daughters to survive him, viz. : Mr. John Goldie, of the firm of Goldie & McCulloch, of Galt; Mr. Jas. Goldie, of Guelph; Mr. David Goldie, of Ayr, and Margaret, wife of Rev. Prof. Caven, of Toronto, and Mary, wife of Mr. A. McIlwraith, of Galt. – (Obit. 86).

GOODERHAM, James – Miller – Born December 29, 1825 in Norfolk, England – Died May 11, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – He was the second son of Wm. Gooderham, Esq., the senior partner of the well-known firm of Gooderham & Worts, Toronto, and a brother of William Gooderham, now President of the Nipissing Railway – (Obit. 79).

GOODERHAM, James – One of Toronto's weathiest and most prominent citizens – Died May 10, 1879, near Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (JRO 79).

GOODERHAM, Wm. – President and one of the founders of the Bank of Toronto – Born August 29, 1790 at Scole, Norfolk, England – Died August 20, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Toronto in 1832 and entered into partnership there with his brother-in-law, the late Mr. Jas. Worts, who died in 1834. In 1845 he was joined by Mr. J. G. Worts, the son of his old partner. – (Obit. 80-81).

GOODMAN, H. R., – M.D. – Born August 21, 1799 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England – Died March 1, 1879, Parkhill, Ontario – Dr. Goodman came originally to Canada in 1812, and did garrison duty at Quebec during the war with the U. S. that followed. He returned to England to study medicine, did practice for 10 years, at the en of which time he returned to Canada and made it his home – (Obit. 79).

GOODWIN, James – Contractor – Born May 24, 1819 in the County of Kildare, Ireland – Died September 30, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He resided in Ottawa, Ontario for over 40 years. – (Obit. 83).

GOODWIN, Mrs. Chas. – Died March 12, 1880, near St. Thomas, Ontario – Buggy hit by a train – (JRO 80-81).

GOOLD, J. – Died February 11, 1883, Paris, Ontario aged 65 – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GORDON – Died April 26, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Takes an over dose of bromide of patassium – (ADS 86).

GORDON, Geo. – Died June 11, 1883, near Listowell, Ontario – Bitten by a hog – (ADS 83).

GORDON, Henry (Rev., Presbyterian) – Born about 1785 – Died December 13, 1880, Gananoque, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

GORDON, John – Head of the extensive mercantile firm of Gordon, Mackay & Co., of Toronto, Ontario – Born 1828 at Latheron, Caithness, Scotland – Died May 29, 1882 at Paris, France – Came to Canada when 13 years of age. His remains were brought to Toronto for interment – (Obit. 82).

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

GORRIE, Joseph (Mrs.), of Westbrook – Died December 17, 1883 at Cataraqui, Ontario, 3 miles west of Kingston, aged 35 – Killed when the stage running between Kingston and Napanne colldes with a Grand Trunk train. – (JRO 83).

GOSNEL, George – Died January 25, 1883, Highgate, Ontario – Killed by a falling tree – (ADS 83).

GOTT – Died July 24, 1882, Midland, Ontario, Railway accident – (ADS 82).

GOULD, Henry – Died October 4, 1882, Parry Sound, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

GOULD, Josehp – M.P. for North Ontario in the Can. Assembly (1854-61) – Born in 1808 at Uxbridge, Ontario – Died June 29, 1886. – (Obit. 86).

GOULDING, Geo. – Died August 1, 1886 at Toronto, Ontario, aged 65 – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 86).

GOVEN, Chas. – Died March 5, 1883, Norwich, Ontario aged 16 – Mill accident – (ADS 83).

GOW, Peter – Sheriff of Welington, Ontario (1876-86) – Born November 20, 1818 at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland – Died February 23, 1886 at Guelph, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1842 and shortly afterwards settled at Guelph. – (Obit. 86).

GRAFTON, Mary Ann – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 12 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GRAHAM – Died August 17, 1886 at Nepean, Ontario – Suicide by hanging. – (ADS 86).

GRAHAM, Captain J. C. – Died July 5, 1882, St. Catharines, Ontario – Buggy accident – (ADS 82).

GRAHAM, James – an old and esteemed citizen – Born in 1802 at Blairhoyle ne' Leichtown, Scotland – Died August 16, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1854. – (Obit. 85).

GRAHAM, Mary E. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 10 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GRAHAM, Simon P., jun. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 12 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GRANT, Albert – Died February 28, 1883, Carleton Place, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GRANT, Albert – Died March 1, 1883, Carleton Place, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GRANT, Campbell – a young telegraph operator from Ottawa – Died October 7, 1879, Rideau River – Accidentally drowned while boating – (JRO 79).

GRANT, Donald M. (Lieut.-Col) – Chief of the Ottawa City Police – Native of Inverness, Scotland – Died April 8, 1885 in New York, U.S.A. – He had resided in Ottawa since 1844. – (Obit. 85).

GRANT, James – Died May 14, 1883, Metcalfe Village, Ontario – Mill accident – (ADS 83).

GRANT, Jas. M. – Of the wholesale grocery firm of that name – Died May 8, 1885 at Hamilton, Ontario – Commits suicide by hanging – He suffered from wounds received at the time of the Fenian raid, 1866. – (JRO 85).

GRANT, John – M.D. – Born in 1804 in Scotland – Died June 24, 1879 in Toronto – Dr. Grand came at an early age, with his father to Three Rivers, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

GRASETT, Elliott (Rev.), M.A. – Rural Dean, Rector of Woodhouse, and Incumbent of Trinity Church, Simcoe, Ontario – Born April 21, 1825 in Quebec City – Died August 10, 1879 – (Obit. 79).

GRASETT, Sarah Maria (Mrs.) (née Stewart) – Died March 23, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 72 – Widow of the Very Revd. Dean Grasett, D.D., to whom she was united in 1837. She was the eldest daughter of the late Hon. Jno. Stewart, Presdt. of the Ex. Council of Lower Canada. A memorial to Mrs. Grasett has been placed in St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, by the congregation. – (Obit. 86).

GRASSETT, The Very Reverend Henry James D.D. – Dean of Toronto (1867) – Born June 18, 1808 at Gibraltar – Died March 20, 1882 in Toronto – Accompanied his father (Dr. Hy. Grassett, Deputy Inspector Genl. of Hospitals) to Quebec toward the close of the war of 1812 – (Obit. 82).

GRAY, Ald. Wm. – Late Mayor of Chatham, Ontario – Died September 3, 1884 at Kingston, Ontario aged 65 – While trying to get off a train in motion, is caught by the wheels, run over and killed – (JRO 84).

GRAY, Edith – Died March 1, 1882, Kingston, Ontario – Shoots h'self with a revolver – (ADS 82).

GRAY, John – Attorney (1868) – Born December 25, 1842 at Prescott, Ontario – Died October 15, 1885 at Prescott, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

GRAY, Nulter – Died November 6, 1883 at Peterboro', Ontario aged 39 – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GRAYDON, Simpson Hackett – Attorney of Ontario (1858) – Born in 1819 in Birr, Ireland – Died April 30, 1883 in London, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1846. – (Obit. 83).

GREELEY, Absalom – M.P.P. for Prince Edward, in Ontario Assembly (1867-70) – Born April 17, 1822 in Prince Edward, Ontario – Died October 30, 1885 at Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. – He removed to Kansas City in 1875, where he was an editorial writer on the Times newspaper. – (Obit. 85).

GREEN, Anson (Rev.), D.D. – Clergyman of the Canadian Methodist Church – Born September 27, 1801 at Middleburg, Schoharie County, New York – Died February 19, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Upper Canada in 1822 – (Obit. 79).

GREEN, Christina – Died March 27, 1882, Stony Creek, Ontario aged 102 – (DL 82).

GREEN, George – County Crown Attorney for the County of Peel – Deceased – Successor appointed on December 6, 1879 – (PAPS Ontario 79).

GREEN, Sarah (Miss) – Died December 28, 1879, Gananoque, Ontario aged 23 – Accidentally drowned by falling into a cistern over which she was stooping to dig up a pitcher of water – She was a daughter of Mr. Samuel Green of Lansdowne – (JRO 79).

GREEN,George – Clerk of the Peace and County Attorney for the County of Pell, Ontario – Died December 4, 1879, Brampton, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

GREENE, Thomas (Rev.) – Bible Christian Minister – Died November 15, 1878, Clinton, Ontario aged 78 – He labored fifteen years as an itinerent minister in England, and for the last thiry-four years in Ontario – (Obit. 78).

GREENE, Thomas (Rev.), M.A., LL.D. – Rector of Wellington Square (Anglican), Ontario – Born in 1808 in Ireland – Died October 7, 1878, Roseland, Burlington, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

GREER, J. H. – Registrar of Deeds, County of Wentworth, Ontario – Deceased – Successor appointed on April 12, 1879 – (PAPS Ontario 79)

GREER, John Hood – Registrar of the County of Wentworth – Born June 21, 1810 in Londonderry, Ireland – Died January 1, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1829 – (Obit. 79).

GREEVES – Died May 31, 1886 near Craigvale, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

GREY, Alfred – Died April 4, 1883, Brockville, Ontario – Cuts his throat with a razor – (ADS 83).

GREY, Mrs. Adrw. – Died November 17, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario – A gunshot wound inflicted by herself – (ADS 82).

GRIEVE, Joseph – Died May 31, 1886 near Rockwood, Ontario – Waggon accident. – (ADS 86).

GRIFFITHS, J. A. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 17 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

GROFF, Henry – Bank manager – Born September 24, 1817 in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. – Died (in 1885) at Simcoe, Ontario, where he had long resided – (Obit. 85).

GROULX, F. X. – Commissioner for the Licence District of the City of Ottawa – deceased – Successor appointed on August 3, 1878 – (PAPS Ontario 78).

GROVER, Peregrine Maitland – M.P. for East Peterborough (1867-74) – Born October 17, 1817 at Grafton, Ontario – Died May 28, 1885 at Norwood, Ontario – He was the son of Maj. John Grover, of Massachusetts, U.S.A.., by Mary Merriam, of Connecticut, U.S.A.. The family settled at Grafton, Ontario in 1800. – (Obit. 85).

GRUNDLER, Wm. – Died September 5, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario aged 19 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

GUEST, Geo. W. – Died September 30, 1886 at Sarnia, Ontario – Suicide by poisoning. – (ADS 86).

GUEST, Thomas B. – M.P.P. for South Perth in the Ontario Assembly (1871-75) – Born in 1816 in Ireland – Died March 1, 1884 at his residence, Pembroke Place, St. Mary's, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

GUILD, Andrew – Died October 27, 1886 at Storrington, Ontario – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 86).

GUNDLACK, Frank L., of Montreal, Quebec – Died October 22, 1879, London, Ontario – Dies from the effect of being struck on the head with a cane by William Drought – (JRO 79).

GURNEY, Edward – Head of the stove manufacturing firm of E. & C. Gurney – Born in 1817 in Steuben, Oneida County, New York, U.S.A. – Died November 21, 1884 at Hamilton, Ontario – He moved to Utica, N.Y., when a lad, and from there to Hamilton in 1842. He was accompanied by his brother. – (Obit. 84).



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