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LABRE, Honore – Died March 21, 1883, Casselman, Ontario – Leg accidentally cut by step brother, Alexander Villeneuve – (ADS 83).

LABRÈQUE, W. – Died July 25, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario aged 16 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

LACEY : three children of R. F. Lacey – Died July 10, 1883, London West, Ontario – Drowned in the sudden rise of the river Thames caused by heavy rains. – (JRO 83).

LAHEY, John – Died June 7, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

LAHEY, P. (Mrs.) – Died November 15, 1884 at Sydenham, Ontario aged 100 – (DL 84).

LAIDLAW, Jas. – The last survivor of those who settled the ''Scotch Block'' of Esquesing, Ontario, 1819-20 – Died July 23, 1886 at Georgetown, Ontario, aged 91 – He left Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland in 1817, two years earlier than the other members of his family. He was the father of the Rev. R. J. Laidlaw, of Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 86).

LAING, James Byres, M.A, M.D. – Born in Aberdeen, Scotland – Died June 26, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 67 – Coming to Canada in 1859, he took up his residence in Hamilton, Ontario where he continued to reside until his death – (Obit. 79).

LALONDE, Elie – Died November 11, 1886, Muirkirk, Ontario aged 55 – Tarred and feathered – (ADS 86).

LALONDE, Jos. – Died July 29, 1882, Port Dalhousie, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

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

LAMBERT, George – Farmer – Died May 12, 1883 in Holland Township, near Williamsford Station, Ontario, aged 50 – Shot dead by his son Joseph, aged 20, who has been noticed to be of eccentric habits, but was not considered dangerous. He is tried and found ''not guilty'' on the ground of insanity. – (JRO 83).

LAMPHIER, Pete, of Toronto – Student at the Collegiate Institute, St. Catharines, Ontario – Died September 10, 1884 in the Welland Canal, St. Catharines, Ontario – Drowned when the row-boat he is in is run down and sunk by the steamer Lindy. – (JRO 84).

LANCASTER, Joseph J. – M.D. (1846) – Born May 25, 1813 at Norwich, Ontario – Died August 19, 1884 in London, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

LANGDON, John – Stone mason – Died September 10, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – Killed by the falling of the scaffoling of a new building – (JRO 79).

LANGELIER, George – Died July 12, 1885 near Mattawa, Ontario – Accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat in the rapids – (JRO 85).

LANGEVIN, Charlotte Elizabeth (Madame) (née Armstrong) – Died April 9, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario, aged 29 – Died from consumption – Wife of Edouard J. Langevin, Esq., Clerk of the Senate of Canada. She was the daughter of the Hon. Jas. Armstrong, C.M.G., late Chief Justice of St. Lucia and Tobago, West Indies. – (Obit. 86).

LANGFORD, Alexander (Capt.) – A retired officer – Born March 28, 1798 in Queen's County, Ireland – Died May, 1879, London Township, Ontario – Died at the residence of his son, Rev. A. Langford – (Obit. 79).

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

LAPOINTE, A. – Died March 22, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

LARGEY, Pat. – Died November 14, 1886, Tp. of Bury, Ontario aged 14 – From exposure – (ADS 86).

LARMOUR, James – Military pensioner – Died January 2, 1879, Brockton, near Toronto, Ontario aged 60– He and his wife burned to death in their house – (JRO 79).

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

LASSETER, Hy., a farmer – Died July 1, 1881, Huntsville, Ontario – Being taken for a deer, he his shot dead by another farmer, named Alfred Wilder – (JRO 80-81).

LATCHFORD, John – Died April 25, 1882, Walkerton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

LAUDER, Abram Wm. - M.P.P. in the Ontario Assembly for South, and subsequently for East Grey (1867-84) – Born in 1834 at Bewcastle, Cumberland, England – Died February 20, 1884 at his residence ''Ardnacloich,'' Toronto, Ontario – His son, W. Waugh Lauder, is well known as an accomplished pianist.. – (Obit. 84).

LAUGHLIN or LANGHLIN, Eddie – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

LAVALLE, Wm. – Died May 23, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

LAVELL, Chas. Henry – M.D. (1873), M.R.C.P. & S., Kingston (1874) – Born August 6, 1854 at Peterboro', Ontario – Died February 27, 1884 at Kingston, Ontario – He was the eldest son of Dr. M. Lavell, the present Warden of the Kingston Penitentiary – (Obit. 84).

LAVOIE, Adelard – Died November 29, 1886 at L'Orignal, Ontario aged 11 – Devoured by bears. – (ADS 86).

LAVOIE, Alf. – Died November 29, 1886 at L'Orignal, Ontario aged 45 – Devoured by bears. – (ADS 86).

LAWLESS, J. C. – Bookkeeper – Died January 25, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario aged 31 – Commits suicide by shooting himself through the heart. – (JRO 85).

LAWLESS, Lawrence – Postmaster of London, Ontario (1855-81) – Born of Irish parentage on board a man-of-war in the Mediterreanean – Died September 21, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada when in his 16th year. – (Obit. 83).

LAWRASON – Police Magistrate, London, Ontatio – deceased – Sussessor appointed on December 16, 1882 – (PAPS Ontario 82).

LAWRASON, Laurence – ex-M.P.P. for London, Ontario, in the Can. Assembly (1844-45) – Born August 10, 1803 in Ancaster, Ontario – Died August 14, 1882 at London, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

LAWRENCE, T. – Waiter on the AsiaDied September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, OntarioLost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

LAWSON, Alexander – Publisher – Born in 1839 at Hamilton, Ontario – Died June 26, 1885 at Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

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

LAZIER, J. – Died March 6, 1883, St. Thomas, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

LAZIER, Peter – Died December 21, 1883, township of Hallowell, Ontario – Murdered in the house of Gilbert Jones. Joseph Tompsett, George Lowder and David Lowder are placed on trial at Picton, Ontario on May 6, 1884. David Lowder is found not guilty. The jury bring in a verdict of guilty against Joseph Tompsett and Gorge Lowder. They are then sentenced to be hanged on 10th June, on which day the sentence is carried into execution. – (JRO 84).

LAZIER, Peter (Mr.) – a respectable citizen of Belleville, Ontario – Died December 21, 1883 near Bloomfield, Ontario – Shot dead by burglars in the house of his friend Mr. Gilbert Jones, a farmer – Three young men, Joseph Tompsett, David Lowder and George Lowder are arrested on suspicion and a preliminary examination opened at Picton on 28th December and the adjourned to 4th January. – (JRO 83).

LEAVITZ, W. – Died October 25, 1883, St. Thomas, Ontario – Crams a walking stick down his throat while insane – (ADS 83).

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

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

LEDUC, Louis – Died October 30, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

LEDUCE – Died June 4, 1886 near Renfrew, Ontario aged 70 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

LEE – Died July 26, 1882, Perth, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

LEE, Robert – Died December 31, 1883, Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

LEE, William Henry – Late Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada – Born June 26, 1799 at Three Rivers, Quebec – Died September 11, 1878, Ottawa, Ontario – He was the son of Dr. William Lee, of the Army Medical Staff in Upper Canada, and formerly of Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland. He married in September, 1844, Harriet Louisa, daughter of Hon. Samuel Smith, who twice administered the government of Upper Canada – (Obit. 78).

LEECH, George – Gaoler – Died March 16, 1884 at Sandwich, Ontario – Murdered by Wm. O'Callaghan, a prisonner making his escape. – (JRO 84).

LEES, James Edward, B.A. (1877) – Barrister of Ontario – Died November 4, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario aged 30 – (Obit. 84).

LEGGATT,Gordon Watts – Judge of the County Court of Essex, Ontario (1860-83) – Born March 26, 1826 at Sorel, Quebec – Died September 19, 1883 at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. – The youngest of the late Asst. Commissary Genl. Leggatt. He was twice married : 1st in 1853, to Miss Laliberte (who died 1860); and 2ndly to Mary Ann, 2nd daughter of the late Deputy Inspector-Genl. Cary. – (Obit. 83).

LEGGE, Charles, C.E. – Born September 29, 1829 at Gananoque, Ontario – Died April 12, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

LEGGETT, Wm. – Collector of Customs at Clifton, Ontario – Died October 29 at Niagara Falls, aged 75 – (Obit. 85).

LEGGO, Christopher – M.D. (1853) – Native of Perth, Ontario – Died January 27, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 86).

LENNOX, Samuel – Died May 10, 1883, Harriston, Ontario – Burned in his dwelling – (ADS 83).

LEPERS, Francis Joseph (Rev.), O.M.I – Director of the Ecclesiastical Seminary of Ottawa – Born in 1832 in France – Died November 28, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1865 – (Obit. 78).

LEPPARD Rosannah – Deceased at the age of 24 – Wife of Cook Tait, a blind man, aged 50. The couple had only been married a few months, and previous to the wedding the woman's life was insured in favour of the man for $4.000. An inquest opened at Flesherton, Ontario on November 1, 1883, shows death to have been caused by strichnine. Tait is taken to Owen Sound, Ontario to await trial. – (JRO 83).

LEPPARD, J – Died July 2, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

LEPPARD, Rosannah (Mrs. Teets) – Died November 1, 1883 in the Township of Artemesia, Ontario – Murdered by her husband Cook Teets who is found guilty November 5, 1884, and sentenced to be hanged on December 5, 1884 on which day the sentence is carried out. – (JRO 84).

LESLIE, Wm. – Late Warden of the County of Wellington, Ontario – Died December 2, 1884 at Puslinch, Ontario, aged 67 – (Obit. 84).

LESSLIE, James – Journalist – Born in 1802 at Dundee, Scotland – Died April 19, 1885 at Eglington, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1820 – (Obit. 85).

LETT (Mrs.) – Died September 3, 1881, Ottawa, Ontario – Killed by being run over by a freight car shunting on to a street crossing – Wife of Mr. W. P. Lett, city clerk, Ottawa. – (JRO 80-81).

LETT, Stephen (Rev.), D.D., LL.D. – Rector of Collingwood and rural dean of Simcoe – Born in 1814 in Ireland – Died October 3, 1878, Collingwood, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

LEWAY, James – Died March 27, 1883, near Kingston, Ontario – Killed by a falling tree – (ADS 83).

LEWIS, a young man, of Toronto – Died October 3, 1879, Widder, Ontario – Accidentally shoots himself with a gun – (JRO 79).

LEWIS, Annie (Mrs.) – Died July 28, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario, aged 56 – Wife of the Rt. Revd. Dr. Lewis, Lord Bishop of Ontario. She was the eldest daughter of the late Hon. Hy. Sherwood, Q.C., formerly Atty. Genl. of U.C. – (Obit. 86).

LEWIS, Frank – Employed in the Receiver General's office of Canada – Died around May 7, 1884 at Peterboro', Ontario aged 70– Found home reclining in a chair dead – (JRO 84, see May 1, 1884).

LEWIS, Hamilton – Died April 16, 1884 in the Ottawa River – Drowned – Son of His Lordship the Bishop of Ontario – (JRO 84).

LEWIS, John – Died July 7, 1882 at Hamilton, Ontario aged about 35 – Commits suicide in a house of ill-fame – (JRO 82).

LIDSTONE, James Spencer – Publisher – Died in November, 1884 in London, England – A former resident of Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

LIGHTON – Died August 22, 1883, near Primrose, Ontario – Struck by lightning – (ADS 83).

LISTER, James – M.D. – Died March 23, 1878, Belleville, Ontario aged 65 – He was a son of the Capt. Lister, of Her Majesty's Coast Guard, Barnstaple, Devon, England – (Obit. 78).

LISTER, Thomas – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 16 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

LITTLE, Jno. (= Little, Mr., of Sault Ste. Marie?)Passenger – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

LITTLE, Mr., of Sault Ste. Marie (= Little, Jno?)Passenger – Died September 14, 1882, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Lost in the wreck of the steamer Asia – (JRO 82).

LITTLE, Robert – Died August 22, 1883, Shelburne, Ontario – Struck by lightning – (ADS 83).

LITTLE, Robert – Inspector of Schools for Halton, Ontario (1871) – Born February 7, 1835 at Woolwich, England – Died in April, 1885 at Acton, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

LITTLE, William Carruthers – M.P. for South Simcoe in House of Commons – Born in England – Died December 31, 1881, Allandale, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1847. – (Obit. 80-81).

LITTLE, Wm. – Died January 25, 1886 near Newmarket, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

LOGAN, Catherine (Mrs.) (coloured) – Born in Kentucky, U.S.A. – Died December 12, 1885 in London, Ontario aged 103 – (DL 85).

LOGAN, J. E. – Foreman 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).

LONG, Wm. – Died July 19, 1882, near Toronto, Ontario – Dies from the effects of his injuries having been badly beaten by a party of roughs on 12th July. A Coroner's inquest returns a verdict of manslaughter against Saml. Cooper and Jas. Ashby on 1st August – (JRO 82).

LONGWORTH, John (Capt.) – for many years Civil Engineer to the Canada Co. – Born April 7, 1790 in Westmeath, Ireland – Died January 16, 1883 at Port Austin, Michigan, U.S.A. – He had lived at Goderich, Ontario for 52 years – (Obit. 83).

LOO, James – Died May 16, 1886 at Cornwall, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

LOUGHEED, Thos. – Died November 7, 1883, Clarksburg, Ontario – Killed by falling build'g – (ADS 83).

LOVE, Samuel, and his son – Died June 1, 1880, near Blyth, Ontario – Struck by a train and instantly killed while crossing the track of the London, Huron and Bruce Railway in a waggon – (JRO 80-81).

LOW, George – Died July 20, 1880, near Pakenham, Ontario – Burnt to death – (JRO 80-81).

LOW, Mrs. – Died February 28, 1882, Ameliasburg, Ontario aged 103 – (DL 82).

LOWDER, George – Died June 10, 1884 at Picton, Ontario – Hanged for the murder of Peter Lazier – (JRO 84, see May 6, 1884).

LOWRY, Wm. – Died November 2, 1883, Midland, Ontario – Mill accident – (ADS 83).

LUBER, W. B. – Died September 11, 1882, Essex Centre, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

LUCAS, Andrew (coloured) – Born in Tennessee, U.S.A. – Died September 29, 1886 in Brantford, Ontario aged 127 (sic) – (DL 86).

LUMSDEN, Wm. (Rev.) – M.A. (Ch. of Eng.) – Born in 1811 in Wexford, Ireland – Died February 2, 1883 in Hamilton, Ontario – He was the father of Mr. Asst. Sec'y Lumsden, of the Ontario Civil Service. – (Obit. 83).

LUNDY, Frank – Died January 14, 1886 at Newmarket, Ontario – Factory accident. – (ADS 86).

LURCH, John – Died September 1, 1883, Windsor, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

LUSK, Robert – An old and respected resident of Birmingham, Ontario – Died January 9, 1885 at Rawdon (Ontario?) – Accidentally killed by falling down the stairs of a hotel. – (JRO 85).

LYMAN, Benjamin – Merchant – Born June 11, 1810 in the State of Maine, U.S.A. – Died December 5, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario – When he was six years of age his father removed to Montreal. He was apprenticed to his elder brother, William. Subsequently he and another brother, named Henry, entered into partnership with William. Mr. Benjamin Lyman married Miss Delia Almira Wills, of Vermont, in 1834, and was the father of thirteen children, four of whom are living, two sons and two daughters : Mrs. George T. Beard, wife of Mr. G. T. Beard, of the firm of Beard Bros., who lives in Toronto; Miss Lyman, who lives in Montreal; Mr. Charles Lyman, now of the frim of Lyman, Clare & Co.,, and Mr. Edwin Wills Lyman of Montreal – (Obit. 78).

LYNCH, James – Died December 6, 1882, Westport, Ontario – Falling of a tree – (ADS 82).

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

LYNCH, Robt. Bloss – On time City Clerk of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. - Of Irish birth – Died January 12, 1884 in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. - One of the Fenian prisoners taken at Fort Erie, Ontario, in June 1866, and who was tried for his offence and sentenced to a life imprisonment at Kingston, but was subsequently released. – (Obit. 84).

LYONS : a son of Mr. Lyons – Died in Romney, Ontario – Killed by the explosion of a boiler shortly after repairs were made by Henry McPhilney, from Chatham, who is charged with manslaughter on October 26, 1883, and found not guilty. – (JRO 83).

LYONS, Fred – Died August 9, 1882, Essex, Ontario – Explosion of a portable engine – (ADS 82).

LYTTLE, Ann (Mrs.) – Born in Quebec – Died in June, 1883 at Lindsay, Ontario aged 104 – (DL 83).



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