Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
Abstracted from The Dominion Annual Register and Review












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PADDON, Thomas – Died September 22, 1883, Kingsmill, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

PADFIELD, Rev. James – Clergyman of the Church of England – Died February 2, 1879, Burford, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

PAGE, H. – 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).

PAGE, John jr., C.E. – Died April 4, 1885 at Dickinson's Landing, Ontario aged 31 – He was the eldest son of Mr. John Page, the Chief Engineer of Canals. – (Obit. 85).

PAINE, Wm. – Died February 26, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Suicide by taking carbolic acid – (ADS 86).

PALMER, Arthur (Venerable), D.C.L. – Archdeacon of Toronto – Died May 4, 1881, Dublin, Ireland aged 75 – He came to Canada in 1832. Owing to ill-health he left Canada for England in 1870 and, for a time held a small living in Cumberland, which, however, owing to continued ill-health he was forced to relinguish in 1879. He took up his residence in Dublin where he died. – (Obit. 80-81).

PALTRIGE, Minnie – Died May 26, 1884 at Galt, Ontario aged 17 – Drowned – (JRO 84).

PANGMAN, John – Died June 7, 1870 – Mulmur, Ontario – Murdered. Hy. McCormick is arrested for the murder on July 22nd, 1881 in Michigan and brought to Toronto for trial – (JRO 80-81).

PANTON, M. (Miss) – Died July 7, 1886 at Oshawa, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

PARKER – Died March 26, 1883 at Hamilton, Ontario aged 12 – Accidentally shot by a companion named Jerry Hennessey – (ADS 83).

PARKER, a coloured girl – Died February 15, 1881, Puslinch, Ontario – Burnt to death in her dwelling, a log hut – (JRO 80-81).

PARKER, Hy. – Police Magistrate for Oxford, Ontario, and President of the Agricultural and Arts Association of Ontario – Born in 1831 near Peterboro', Ontario, of English parentage – Died December 3, 1886 at Woodstock, Ontario – (Obit. 86).

PARKER, Robert – Died June 8, 1883, New Hamburg, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

PARKER, Thomas – Died August 11, 1885 at Kingston, Ontario aged 60 – Commits suicide by hanging – (JRO 85).

PARKS, Robt. – Died October 26, 1886 in Bracebridge, Ontario – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

PATRICK – Sheriff for Leeds and Grenville, Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on February 16, 1884 – (PAPS Ontario 84).

PATRICK, Thaddeus – Clerk of the Standing Commitee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines, House of Commons – Died January 1, 1879, Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

PATRICK, Thos. – Died August, 1881, London, Ontario aged 100 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

PATRICK, Wm. – Sheriff of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario (1873-83) – Born February 21, 1810 in Scarboro', Ontario – Died August 6, 1883 at Brockville, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

PATTERSON (''Dr.'') (coloured) – Died March 14, 1883 at Otterville, Ontario aged 120 (sic) – (DL 83).

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

PATTERSON, Geo. – Farmer – Died July 27, 1880, Chatham, Ontario – Gored to death by a bull – (JRO 80-81).

PATTERSON, J. W. – Died April 7, 1886 near Grasseet Stn., Ontario aged 26 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

PATTERSON, John (Rev.) – Retired clergyman of the Canadian Presbyterian Church – Born in June, 1801 in Fife, Scotland – Died January 1, 1879, Chatham, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1858. – (Obit. 79).

PATTON – Died August 2, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario – Drowning accident. – (ADS 86).

PATTON, William – Fireman – Died March 5, 1884 at Stayner, Ontario – Killed by the explosion of the boiler in the flour mill of N. Reynolds & Co. – (JRO 84).

PAUL, Jas. T. (Rev., Presb.) – Born in 1810 at Cupar-Fife, Scotland – Died March 8, 1884 at Bolsover, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

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

PEARL,Thomas, of Lindsay, Ontario – Died February 14, 1883 near Flint, Michigan, U.S.A. – Killed when a broken rail throws a train off the track. – (JRO 83).

PEASE, Frank – Died April 27, 1884 in Georgian Bay between Midland and Present Island – Drowned when a yacht is upset during a squall – (JRO 84).

PECK, Thos. (Lt.-Col.) – Collector of Customs at Galt, Ontario (1884-86) – Died in October, 1886 at Galt, Ontario – (Obit. 86).

PENDERGAST, Hannah, matron – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 36 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

PENDERGAST, John, – Mechanic – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 36 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

PENK, G. (Mrs.) – Died April 23, 1886 at New Hamburg, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

PENTLAND, John – Died July 8, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

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

PERKIN, J. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 9y 8m – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

PERLEY, Charles Strange (Lt.-Col.) – A large mill-owner – Born in 1796 in New Brunswick – Died January 18, 1879 (in Norfolk County, Ontario) – (Obit. 79).

PERRY, Charles – Insurance Agent – Died May 20, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 58 – (Obit. 85).

PERTER, John – Died July 16, 1883, Port Stanley, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

PETERKIN, Wm. – Engineer – Died March 9, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – Accidentally killed while employed on the baggage elevator at the Russell House. – (JRO 85).

PETERS, Geo. and his yougest daughter, aged 8 – Died May 18, 1884 at Sharbot Lake, Ontario – Perished in the fire of his house, caused by a lighted coal oil lamp. – (JRO 84).

PETTO, Severio – Navvy – Italian - Died in July, 1885 at Dickinson's Landing, Ontario – Killed with a pistol-shot by Petro Richie, also an Italian navvy, who escaped – (JRO 85, see November 13, 1885).

PHELPS, O. F. (deaf mute) – Died February 7, 1882, Hagersville, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

PHILBRIOK, Cornelius Jas., F.R.C.S. (1850), Eng., M.D (1853) – Born in 1815 at Colchester, England – Died December 2, 1885 at North Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

PHILLIPPS, Horatio Nelson (Rev.) – A retired clergyman of the Ch. of Eng. – Died October 13, 1886 at Niagara, Ontario – (Obit. 86).

PHILLIPS – Died September 10, 1886 near Rat Portage, Manitoba, (today Kenora, Ontario) – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

PHILLIPS, Henry – Died September 22, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

PHILLIPS, Thos., M.R.C.S. Eng. (1828) – Died November 20, 1883 at St. Mary's, Ontario, aged 86 – (Obit. 83).

PHILP, William (Rev.) – Superannuated minister of the Methodist Church – Born in 1808 – Died August 21, 1878, London, Ontario – Came to Canada in 1830 – (Obit. 78).

PHIPPS, Effie – Died August 19, 1883 on the ferry boat Hope crossing from Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. to Windsor, Ontario – Shot and killed by her husband, Luke Phipps, 38, a bartender in Detroit. On 22nd November, Phipps escapes from Sandwich jail, but is subsequently captured in Chicago and extradited. – (JRO 83).

PHIPPS, Luke – Died June 17, 1884 at Windsor, Ontario – Hanged for the murder of his wife – (JRO 84, see April 25, 1884).

PICKARD, E. – Died June 7, 1883, Bronte, Ontario aged 6 – Drowned – (ADS 83).

PIGEON, Francis – 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).

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

PILE, Samuel, baker – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 23 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

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

PILKEY, Peter T., B.A. – Native of Uxbridge, Ontario – Died January 21, 1884 at Breslau, Germany where he was studying – Died from a complication of severe diseases resulting in pneumonia – His remains were brought to Canada and interred at Uxbridge, Ontario. – (Obit. 84).

PILON, Leon. – 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)

PLUMB, Thomas Street, M.A. – Barrister (1876) – Born in 1850 – Died May 20, 1885 at Toronto, Ontario – He was the eldest son of Hon.J. B. Plumb, Senator, of Niagara . He was married in 1878 to the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Andrew Foster Elliot, of New Orleans, and has left her with two children to mourn his untimely death. – (Obit. 85).

POEETER, Hermann – Clerk of Votes and Proceedings in the House of Commons – Born December 13, 1817 in Germany – Died December 12, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

POLLOCK, Duncan J. – M.D. – Died November 26, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

PORT, Capt. Andrew, and all on board the Jane Miller – Died November 23, 1881 off Colpoy's Bay, Ontario – Lost of the str. Jane Miller(JRO 80-81).

PORTER, Henry – Died August 5, 1882, Cornwall, Ontario – Starves himself to death – (ADS 82).

POULIN, Baptiste – A boy – Died February 1, 1885 at Nepean Point, Ottawa, Ontario – Killed on a toboggan slide by coming in contact with a wooden obstrction placed across the foot of the slide by the owner – (JRO 85).

POWELL, J. – Registrar, Lincoln, Ontario – deceased – Successor appointed on February 26, 1881 – (PAPS Ontario 80-81).

POWELL, John – Registrar of Lincoln, Ontario – Born in 1809 – Died February 24, 1881, St. Catharines, Ontario – He was a grandson of the late Chief Justice Powell. – (Obit. 80-81).

POWELL, W. – Died October 21, 1886, Tp. of London, Ontario, aged 15 – Gunning accident.. – (ADS 86).

POWLEY, Isaac – Died December 26, 1883, Cataraqui, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

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

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

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

PRESSWELL, Geo. – Died July 15, 1886 at St. Catharines, Ontario – Falls into a cellar – (ADS 86).

PREVOST, Louis – Died December 15, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

PRINCE – Reg. of Deeds, Wellinton (exclusive of North Registry Riding) – deceased – Successor appointed on November 26, 1881 – (PAPS Ontario 80-81).

PRINCE, Wm. Stratton – Registrar of South Wellingon, Ont. – Born about 1825 in England – Died November 15, 1881, Guelph, Ontario – He was a son of the late Col. (afterwards Judge) Prince – (Obit. 80-81).

PRINGLE, daughter of Mrs. Jas. – Died June 10, 1880, Whitby, Ontario aged 4 – Killed on the railway track – (JRO 80-81).

PRINGLE, John – Born in Berwickshire, Scotland – Died November 8, 1884 at Whitby, Ontario aged 98 – (DL 84).

PRITCHARD, Ths. – Died June 16, 1886 at East Hawkesbury, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

PROCKNOW, William, farmer – Died July 26, 1880, near Walkerton, Ontario – Gored to death by a bull – (JRO 80-81).

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

PROUDFOOT, Emily (Mrs.) – Died March 12, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario – Wife of the Hon. Wm. Proudfoot, Vice-Chancellor of the Court of Chancery of Ontario – (Obit. 78).

PROULX, J. B. (Right Rev. Monsignor) – Dean of Toronto, Ontario (Roman Catholic) – Born May 8, 1808 at Rivière St. Pierre, near Montreal, Quebec Died March 25, 1881, Terrebonne, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

PROVOST, Narcisse Philemon (Rev.) – Superior of the College of Ottawa (1886) – Born August 5, 1841 in Montreal, Quebec – Died November 28, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

PUTMAN, Herman – Died October 20, 1883, Inwood, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

PYSE, Thomas – M.D. (1854) – Born in 1812 in Waterford, Ireland – Died January 2, 1883 in Huron, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

QUENVILLE, Antoine – Died June 12, 1882, Plantagenet, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

QUIGG, Miss Ida – Died January 19, 1882, Brockville, Ontario aged 22 – Accid'tally shoots her'lf – (ADS 82).

QUINLAN, Jno. – Died June 20, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 86).

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

QUINN, Joseph – Died November 19, 1879, Oakville, Ontario – Lost when the scow Pinta is sunk – (JRO 79).

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

QUINN, William – Died November 19, 1879, Oakville, Ontario – Lost when the scow Pinta is sunk – (JRO 79).



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