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RACEY, Thos. – Registrar of Halton, Ontario (1846) – Born December 24, 1791 in Bath, England – Died March 21, 1881, Milton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1805. – (Obit. 80-81).

RADCLIFFE, Mrs. – Died September 11, 1882, Dunville, Ontario – Under the influence of chloroform – (ADS 82).

RAINBOW : son of John Rainbow – Died May 30, 1886 in Foxboro, Ontario aged 5 – Killed by a colt(ADS 86).

RAINVILLE, Peter – Died July 13, 1883, Parham Station, Ontario – Thrown from a buggy – (ADS 83).

RALSTON, Geo. – Caretaker of the Central School, Hamilton, Ontario – Died June 21, 1882 – Murdered by Alex. Forbes who then commits suicide – (JRO 82).

RAMBEAU – Working man – 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).

RAMSAY, Robt. – M.D. (1861) – Born March 21, 1841 in London, England – Died January 4, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Died suddenly – He came to Canada in early life with his father, the late Rev. Canon Ramsay. – (Obit. 86).

RANGLE, Hy. – Farm-hand – Died July 4, 1885 at Stouffville, Ontario – Killed by lightning. – (JRO 85).

RANKIN, Chas. Stuart, P.L.S. (1820) – Died March 15, 1886 at Millbrook, Ontario, aged 87 – He was of a good old Irish family of Enniskillen. In 1803, his father raised a company of 100 men for Sir Ralph Abercrombie's to Egypt. His grandfather was a Lieut. In the 36th Regt, and was at Bunker's Hill. His mother and Major Andre, a name so familiar to American and Canadian ears, were children together and playmates. After coming to Canada, the Rankin family settled at Bytown, now the Capital, and afterwards moved to Sandwich. He was a brother of Col. Arthur Rankin, formerly M.P. for Essex in the Can. Assembly. – (Obit. 86).

RANKIN, John Edward – M.D. – Died August 5, 1878, Picton, Ontario aged 81 – (Obit. 78).

RATHBUN, Hugo Burghardt – President of the Rathbun Co., and founder of the Village of Deseronto, Ontario – Born September 4, 1812 near Aurora, N.Y., U.S.A. – Died June 1, 1886 at Deseronto, Ontario – (Obit. 86).

RATTRAY, R., of Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ontario – Died November 12, 1884 returning in a skiff from Cape Vincent – Drowned – (JRO 84).

RATTRAY, William J., B.A. – A well-known literary man – Born about 1835 in London, England – Died September 19 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the son of the late Mr. Alex. Rattray, who, coming to Canada, established himsel in trade in Toronto in 1848. He is the author of The Scot in British North America, 4 vols. – (Obit. 83).

RAY, Mrs. Maria – Cook, of Port Huron – Died November 19, 1879, Windsor, Ontario – Drowned when a tug is driven ashore and keels over – (JRO 79).

RAY, Mrs. Wm. – Died February 24, 1883 at Port Hope, Ontario – Burnt to death by the upsetting of a coal-oil lamp. She was sitting by a table when one of her children brought in a lighted lamp, and in trying to place it on the table upset it, the oil falling into Mrs. Ray's lap, and geing ignited by the burning wick. – (JRO 83).

RAY, Mrs. Wm. – Died February 24, 1883, Port Hope, Ontario – Burnt by upsetting coal oil lamp – (ADS 83).

RAYNER, Edward – Died March 29, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario aged 14 – Drifts out in an old scow into the lake, where he is frozen to death – (JRO 80-81).

READ, W. – Died August 28, 1882, Franklin, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

REDDY, W. J. – Died June 22, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

REED, Alex. – Died November 5, 1886, Tp. of Colborne, Ontario – Waggon accident. – (ADS 86).

REED, J. – Died October 10, 1882, Merritton, Ontario – Falls 45 feet – (ADS 82).

REGAN, Con. – Died December 1, 1883, Niagara Falls, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

REID, Chas. – Died May 7, 1886 at Toronto, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 86).

REINHART, Jno. – Died March 12, 1886, Galt, Ontario aged 40 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

REYNOLDS – Sheriff of Ontario – deceased – Successor appointed on January 22, 1881 – (PAPS Ontario 80-81).

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

REYNOLDS, John – Died August 15, 1883, Dundas, Ontario – Brakeman, R'y accident – (ADS 83).

REYNOLDS, Nelson Gilbert – Sheriff of Ontario, Ont. (1853) – Died January 16, 1881, Whitby, Ontario aged 67 – (Obit. 80-81).

RICARD, Louis, of Portage-du-Fort, Quebec – 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).

RICE, Samuel Dwight (Rev.), D.D. (1867) – Senior Genl. Supdt. of the Methodist Church of Canada – Born September 11, 1815 in Houlton, Maine, U.S.A. – Died December 15, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – In 1819, his parents removed to New Brunswick. – (Obit. 84).

RICHARD, E. – Died October 24, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario – Gunning accident. – (ADS 86).

RICHARDSON, a farmer – Died August 13, 1881, township of Loughboro, Ontario – Murdered. Shot by a neighbour named Vankoughnet who is tried for the murder – (JRO 80-81).

RICHARDSON, D. Johnstone – For many years emploed in H. M.'s Customs, at Windsor, Ontario – Died June 13, 1885 at Windsor, Ontario aged 69 – He was a half brother of the late Major Richardson, the author of Wacousta. – (Obit. 85).

RICHARDSON, Elizabeth Sarah (Mrs.) – Died February 2, 1879, St. Thomas, Ontario, aged 83 – Relict of the late Richard Richardson, Esq., first manager of the Bank of Upper Canada at London, Ontario, and mother of Lt. Col. Richardson, M.E.C. and Stipendiary Magistrate of the North West Territories. – (Obit. 79).

RICHARDSON, John – Died August 13, 1881, Buck Lake (Ontario) – Murdered by Elijah Vankoughnet who is sentenced to death April 15, 1882 and hanged June 28, 1882 – (JRO 82).

RICHARDSON, Thos. – Died August 17, 1883, Harrisburg, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

RICHARDSON, W. – Died February 10, 1886 at Grafton, Ontario – Suicide with poison – (ADS 86).

RICHEY, Ed. J. – Died August 6, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Run over by a waggon – (ADS 86).

RIDDELL, Archibald Alexander – M.D. (1857) – Born December 19, 1819 in Aberdeen, Scotland – Died December 15, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada about the year 1836. – (Obit. 83).

RIDDLE, John – Died October 21, 1883, Stoney Creek, Ontario – Suicide with a razor – (ADS 83).

RIDGWAY, F.C.S. – Journalist – Born in 1830 in Lancashire, England – Died May 1, 1881 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

RIDOUT, Joseph D. – Retired Merchant – Born June 9, 1809 in Bristol, England – Died June 4, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – He settled in Toronto in 1830, and two years afterwards, entered into partnership with his brother Geo. Percival (afterwards M.P. for Toronto) as hardware merchants. – (Obit. 84).

RIDOUT, Trevelyen – Died December 10, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 83).

RIGNEY, Charles – Died April 25, 1883, Hagersville, Ontario – Baggageman. Railway accdent – (ADS 83).

RIORDAN, John – Paper manufacturer – Born in 1834 in the city of Limerick, Ireland – Died September 20, 1884 at St. Leonards-on-Sea, England – His remains were brought to Toronto, Ontario for interment. He left home quite young for the U.S.A., but subsequently removed to Canada. – (Obit. 84).

RITCHIE, Bella – Died July 14, 1882, Guelph, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

RITCHIE, Wm. (Rev.), M.A. (1822) – Hon. Canon of St. James' Cathedral, Toronto – Born in 1799 in Methven, Pertshire, Scotland – Died March 21, 1885 at his residence, Dryden Bank, Georgina, Ontario – His father dying while he was very young, he was educated by his uncle, Dr. David Ritchie, Prof. of Logic in the University of Edinburgh. He married in 1835, Anne, daughter of Col. Sibbald of Eildon Hall, Scotland. – (Obit. 85).

ROACHE, John – Died June 6, 1885 at Niagara Falls, Ontario aged 16 – Accidentally shot dead by another youth named Chas. Barge – (JRO 85).

ROBB, S. – Registrar of Deeds for North Perth, Ontario – Deceased, successor appointed on February 2, 1884 – (PAPS Ontario 84).

ROBB, Samuel – Registrar of South Perth, Ontario (1871) – Died January 25, 1884 at Stratford, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

ROBBINS – Died December 17, 1883, Markham, Ontario – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 83).

ROBBINS, Daniel – Died January 7, 1883, Niagara Falls, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

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

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

ROBERTSON, Alexander Roche (Hon.) – Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia – Born May 12, 1841 at Chatham, Ontario – Died December 1, 1881, Victoria, British Columbia – He was the second son of the late Dr. A. R. Robertson, of Chatham, Ontario. He went to B. C. in April 1854. He married in 1868 Margaret Bruce, daughter of Wm. D. Eberts, Esq., of Chatham, Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

ROBERTSON, Charles – For many years Manager of the Freehold Loan Co. of Toronto – Died February 15, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 72. – (Obit. 84).

ROBERTSON, D. G. (Mrs.) – Died May 24, 1883, Georgetown, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

ROBERTSON, Jas. – Manager of the Bank of B.N.A. at London, Ont. – A Scotchman by birth – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario – Accidentally drowned – He came to Canada in 1866. – (Obit. 80-81).

ROBERTSON, Jas., – Man. Bank B.N.A. – Died May 24, 1881, London, Ontario aged 40 – Drowned by the upsetting of the steamer Victoria – (JRO 80-81).

ROBINSON (Mrs.) (coloured) – Born in Virginia, U.S.A. – Died February 28, 1884 at Windsor, Ontario, aged 113 – (DL 84).

ROBINSON, Alex. – Died July 10, 1882, Bramption, Ontario – Waggon accident – (ADS 82).

ROBINSON, Charles – ex-Warden of the Co. of Ontario, Ont. – Born March 3, 1812 in London, England – Died September 15, 1883 at Beaverton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1832. – (Obit. 83).

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

ROBINSON, Mary Amelia (Mrs. MacINNES) – Died March 16, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – She was the second daughter of the late Sir John B. Robinson, Bart., Chief Justice of Upper Canada, and was married to Mr. Donald MacInnes, the well known manufacturer and merchant of Hamilton, in 1863. – (Obit. 79)

ROBINSON, Thos. Slade, M.D., M.R.C.S. Eng. (1827) – Died in December, 1885 in Toronto aged 85 – (Obit. 85).

ROBINSON, W. J. – Died November 13, 1886 at Delhi, Ontario – Suffocation by gas. – (ADS 86).

ROBLIN, P. J. (Rev., Methodist) – Born June 1, 1797 in Adolphustown, Ontario – Died December 15, 1881 in Madoc, Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

ROCK, Warren, Q.C. – Born July 8, 1832 at Crowland, Welland, Ontario – Died May 14, 1883 in London, Ontario – Hhe married in 1866, Margaret, only daughter of Col. Duncan McFarland, ex-M.P.P. – (Obit. 83).

RODDY, Robert – Late City Clerk of Toronto – Died February 19, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario aged 48 – (Obit. 85).

RODWELL, John – Died August 21, 1882, Owen Sound, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

ROE, Alexander Hall – M.P.P. for Lennox in the Ontario Assembly (1882-84) – Born in 1840 – Died July 12, 1884 at Napanee, Ontario – He was a son of the late Mr. A. D. Roe, of Westbrook, Leeds, Ontario, a native of Ireland. – (Obit. 84).

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

ROE, William – Postmaster of Newmarket, Ontario – Died April 7, 1879, Newmarket, Ontario aged 84 – He was one of the few survivors of the ''York Volunteers'' of 1812. His father was an inhabitant of Detroit, and was the person who handed over the keys of city to the Americans on its surrender by the English, in 1796. – (Obit. 79).

ROGER, J. M. (Rev.), M.D. – Minister of the Presbyterian Church – Born in 1807 in Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – Died January 8, 1878 at Peterborough, Ontario – Came to Canada in 1833 – (Obit. 78).

ROGERS – Private – Killed during the recent rebellion – Interred in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario on July 19, 1885 – (JRO 85).

ROGERS (Miss) – Died November 31, 1882, West Rideau Lake, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 82).

ROGERS, Geo. C. – Died April 20, 1883 at Peterboro, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

ROGERS, R. Vashon (Rev., C. of E.), M.A. – Born in 1802 in Bristol, England – Died August 20, 1886 at Kingston, Ontario – He came to Canada about 1836 – (Obit. 86).

ROGERS, Robt. David (Lieut.-Col.) – Warden of Peterborough (1871), and a prominent citizen – Born in 1809 in Haldimand, Northumberland, Ontario – Died in February, 1885 at Ashburnham, Ontario – His ancestors were U. E. Loyalists – (Obit. 85).

ROLLAND (Madame), of Liege, Belgium – Died June 21, 1879, Niagara Falls, Ontario – Accidentally drowned – Wife of A. Rolland to whom she was newly married. The couple was about to conclude a trip around the world – (JRO 79).

ROLLS, Charles – M.D. (1834) – Born in 1809 at Weymouth, England – Died June 26, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

RONAN, Major Timothy – A hero of Waterloo – Born in Tipperary, Ireland – Died September, 1881, Guildford, Ontario aged 105 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

RONEY, James McGill – Advocate (1865), Mayor of Portage du Fort, Quebec – Died September 23, 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario aged 40 – (Obit. 82).

ROSEVEAR, John – M.P.P. for East Durham in Ont. Assembly – Died May 5, 1881, Port Hope (Ontario) aged 65 – (Obit. 80-81).

ROSS – Clk. of the Process – deceased – Successor appointed on October 29, 1881 – (PAPS Ontario 80-81).

ROSS, John – Barrister – Died January 18, 1878, St. Catherines, Ontario aged 25 – (Obit. 78).

ROSS, John R. – Died March 22, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario aged 16 – Accidentally shot – (ADS 82).

ROSS, John Sylvester – ex-M.P. of Dundas in Can. Assembly and House of Commons (1861-72, and 1878-82) – Born in 1821 in Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario – Died July 1, 1882 at Iroquois, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

ROSS, Lewis – ex-M.P. for East Durham in the House of Commons (1872-78) – Born in 1825 in Fearn, Ross-shire – Died September 20, 1882 at Port Hope, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

ROSS, W. W. (Rev., Methodist) – Died March 28, 1884 at Ingersoll, Ontario, aged 47 – (Obit. 84).

ROSS, Wm. Hy., – Barrister of Ontario and Manitoba – Died August 5, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario aged 29. – (Obit. 80-81).

ROSSIN, Marcus – Merchant – Died March 19, 1882 on Railway train while on his way to Mayence, Germany – Lived in Kingston, Ontario, and in Toronto, Ontario. He retired in 1865, and took up his residence in Hamburg. He is a brother of Saml. Rossin – (Obit. 82).

ROSZEL (Mrs.) – Died July 18, 1884 in St. Catharines, Ontario – While laboring under a fit of temporary insanity, takes her three young children to the canal, throws them in and jumps in herself. The children are saved, but she is drowned – Wife of a policeman in St. Catharines – (JRO 84).

ROURKE, Michael – Died January 5, 1883, Milton, Ontario – Executed for a murder that occurred January 20, 1882 – (JRO 82).

ROUTLEY, E. F. – Died November 9, 1886 on Gore Bay, Ontario, aged 38 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

ROWE, Hamilton – Died March 7, 1882, Strathroy, Ontario – Falling of a wall – (ADS 82).

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

RUDDELL, David – Died May 11, 1883, Georgetown, Ontario – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

RUMOHR, J. H. – Died November 29, 1883, Edgar Station, Ontario – Falling tree – (ADS 83).

RUMP, Thos. (Rev., Methodist, superannuated) – Died December 2, 1885 at St. Catharines, Ontario, aged 86 – (Obit. 85).

RUNDLE, Jas. – Born in England – Died August 10, 1884 at Darlington, Ontario aged 96 – (DL 84).

RUSHLAND, Rev. Frederick – Lutheran Minister – Died June 3, 1879, Amherstburg, Ontario – Accidentally killed while attempting to board a railway train in motion – (Obit. 79).

RUSS, Lorne – Died October 2, 1882, Smithville, Ontario – A falling beam – (ADS 82).

RUSSELL, R. H. – Late Shipping Master, and Chief of the River Police, Quebec – Died November, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario aged 82 – He was the father of Dr. R. H. Russell, of Quebec. – (Obit. 79).

RUSTEN – Died May 2, 1886 at Toronto, Ontario – Suicide by drowning – (ADS 86).

RUTHERFORD, Edward H. – A retired merchant – Born in 1820 at Manor Hamilton, Cavan, Ireland – Died September 30, 1885 at his residence ''Northfield,'' Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

RYAN – Died August 27, 1882 in Ontario – Accidentally shot and killed by Miss. Hattie Wright who is tried October 15, 1882 at the Cobourg Assizes, found guilty, sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment which is subsequently remitted. – (JRO 82).

RYAN (Mrs.) – Died June 8, 1885 at St. Thomas, Ontario – Killed by lightning – (JRO 85).

RYAN, M. – Died September 28, 1883, Kingston, Ontario – Drowned – (ADS 83).

RYAN, Mary (Mrs.) – Died January, 1880, Luncan, Ontario aged 100 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

RYE, Francis – Barrister of Ontario (1876) – Born in 1848 at Chelsea, England – Died December 21, 1884 at Ventnor, Isle of Wight – He came to Canada in 1873, with his sister, the philanthropic Miss Rye. – (Obit. 84).

RYERSON, Adolphus Egerton (Rev.), D.D. (1841), LL.D. (1861) – Late Superintendent of Education of Ontario – Born March 21, 1803 in the Township of Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario – Died February 19, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the 4th son of the well-known loyalis, Col. Joseph Ryerson, who came to Canada from New Jersey, by way of New Brunswick in 1783. Brother of William, John and George Ryerson – (Obit. 82).

RYERSON, George (Rev.) (Catholic Apostolic) – Born March 7, 1791 near Fredericton, New Brunswick – Died December 19, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario – In 1802, he removed with his father (the well-known loyalist, Col. Joseph Ryerson), to Port Ryerse, Ontario. With him died the last of the older Ryerson family – (Obit. 82).

RYERSON, John (Rev.) – Wesleyan Methodist minister –Born June 12, 1800 in township of Charlotteville, near Vittoria, Norfolk, Ontrario – Died October 5, 1878, Simcoe, Ontario – He was the fourth son of the late Colonel Joseph Ryerson. He was of younger brother of William Ryerson – (Obit. 78).

RYERSON, Mary (Mrs.) (née Armstrong) – Died January 20, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 75 – Relict of the late Rev. A. E. Ryerson, D.D., LL.D. She was the second wife of Dr. Ryerson. She was the eldest daughter of the late Jas. R. Armstrong, Esq., of Toronto and was married in November, 1833. – (Obit. 84).

RYKERT, Ann Maria (Mrs.) – Died February 5, 1886 at St. Catharines, Ontario, aged 79 – Widow of the late Geo. Rykert, Esq., M.P.P. for Lincoln in the U.C. Assembly. She was the mother of Mr. J. C. Rykert, M.P. – (Obit. 86).



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