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CADIEUX, Francois – Born in Quebec – Died June 5, 1884 at St. Bruno, Quebec aged 100 – (DL 84).

CADORETTE – A blind man – Died December 12, 1885 at Philipsburg, Quebec – Accidentally drowned – (JRO 85).

CALLAGHAN, Jas. – Died August 10, 1886 at Montreal, Quebec aged 47 – Falls from a building – (ADS 86).

CALLAGHAN, John – Died July 6, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – Killed by Bernard McDonald in self-defence – (JRO 84).

CALVERT – Died July 27, 1886 in Quebec – Falls into the hold of a steamship – (ADS 86).

CAMPBELL, Alfred (Lieut.-Col.) – Late commanding the 15th Batt. Light Infantry, V. Militia – Born May 29, 1826 in Montreal, Quebec – Died May 21, 1885 at Belleville, Ontario – He was a younger brother of Hon. Sir Alex. Campbell, K.C.M.G., and of Mr. C. J. Campbell, Asst. Receiver Genl. at Toronto. – (Obit. 85).

CAMPBELL, Chas. Archibald – M.D. – Native of Callander, Perthshire, Scotland – Died March 15, 1886 at Sabrevois, Quebec. He came to Canada in 1838. He married in 1847 a daughter of Mr. Jas. McGillivray, of Sabrevois. He claimed that his father was a near relation of a Marquis of Breadalbane, and had served in the army under Prince Charles Edward in 1745. – (Obit. 86).

CAMPBELL, George W. – M.A., M.D., LL.D., Vice-Presdt. of the Bank of Montreal – Born 1810 at Roseneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland – Died May 30, 1882 at Edinburgh, Scotland – Took up his residence in Montreal shorlty after he graduated in 1833 – (Obit. 82).

CAMPBELL, John McD. – Died February 23, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – Poisonned by carbolic acid given by mistake by his wife – (JRO 80-81).

CAMPBELL, W. C. – Died July 22, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 83).

CAMPION, Augustin Siméon (Rev., R.C.) – Born February 18, 1811 at Hérien-Liétard, Arras, France – Died June 10, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – He went to the U.S.A. in 1841 and came to Canada in 1856. – (Obit. 86).

CANNON, Edward George, N.P. (1834) – Died October 14, 1885 in Quebec City aged 73 – (Obit. 85).

CANTIN (Mrs.) – Died August 23, 1886 near Hadlow Creek, Quebec – Killed by a train. – (ADS 86).

CAPSEY, Thomas – Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Missisquoi, at Bedford (Quebec) – deceased – Successor appointed on November 25, 1878 – (PAPS Quebec 78).

CARDINAL, André Leroux dit – Late Chief Messenger to the House of Commons – Native of St. Roch, Quebec – Died July 5, 1879 in Quebec aged 72 – (Obit. 79).

CARON : two children of Charles Caron, aged 4 and 2 – Died February 27, 1884 in Three Rivers, Quebec – Burnt to death in their home. – (JRO 84).

CARON, Amedes – Died November 12, 1883 in Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 83).

CARON, Celina (Madame Sharples) – Died June 4, 1883 in Quebec City – Wife of Wm. Sharples, Esq. and a daughter of the late Lieut. Gov. Caron of Quebec – (Obit. 83).

CARON, Clovis – Died July 6, 1886 at Métis, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

CARON, Josephine (Madame) (née De Blois) – Died March 25, 1880 in Quebec City aged 79 – Wife of the late Hon. R. E. Caron, Lt.-Governor of Quebec, to whom she was united in marriage in 1828. – (Obit. 80-81).

CARON, Thomas (Very Rev'd) – Vicar-General of the R. C. Diocese of Three Rivers, Quebec – Born June 19, 1819 near Quebec – Died September 25, 1878, Nicolet, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

CARRIER, Théo – Died August 6, 1886 at Warwick, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

CARRIÈRE, Jno. A. – Died July 20, 1886 at Windmill Pt., Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

CARTER, Edward, Q.C. (1862), D.C.L. (1872) – Born February 29, 1824 at Three Rivers, Quebec – Died September 27, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 83).

CARTIER, Joséphine (Mdlle) – Died March 19, 1886 at Cannes, France – She was residing at Cannes with her mother. She was the eldest daughter of the late Sir Geo. E. Cartier, Bart., formerly Premier of the Province of Canada. The remains were brought to Montreal, Quebec and placed along side those of the deceased baronet in Côte des Neiges cemetery. – (Obit. 86).

CASAUBON, Rev. Edouard – Curé of St. Joseph du Lac – Died October 28, 1878, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

CASEY, John J. (Rev.), B.D. – Native of Dublin, Ireland – Died November 6, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 50 – Died of smallpox. – (Obit. 85).

CASSELS, Robert – Banker – Born February 21, 1815 at Leith, Scotland – Died February 18, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Moved to Canada in 1837. He was married at Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Mry Macnab, 2nd daughter of Hon. Jas. Macnab, Receiver-Genl. of Nova Scotia, and grand-daughter of Hon. Peter Macnab, M.L.C. He left a large family of seven sons and five daughters, of whom Jas. Cassels, M.D., Robt. Cassels, Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada, Walker Cassels and Hamilton Cassels, both partners in the firm of Blake, Kerr, Lash & Cassels, of Toronto, Richard Scougall Cassels, also recently passed as a solicitor and connected with the same firm, Allan Cassels, the 4th son, a member of the law firm of Beaty, Hamilton & Cassels, and John Thompson Cassels, engaged in business in the Philippine Islands, are living – (Obit. 82).

CASTONIER, Jos – Died June 5, 1884 at Key Brook, Bromption, Quebec aged 15 – Drowned in Wm. Long's mill-pond. – (JRO 84).

CAUCHON, Joseph Edouard (Hon.) – Lieut.-Governor of Manitoba (1877-82) – Born December 16, 1816 at St. Roch, Quebec City – Died February 23, 1885 at Whitewood, near Qu'Appelle, N.W.T. – Died at his son's residence – (Obit. 85).

CAVERHILL, John – a Montreal merchant – Born February 1819 in Jedburgh, Scotland – Died January 12, 1882 at Nice, France – Came to Canada with his brother Thomas (whom see below), in 1831. He had been absent from the country since 1865 owing to ill-health – (Obit. 82).

CAVERHILL, Thomas – a Montreal merchant – Born 1825 in Edinburgh, Scotland – Died January 4, 1882 at Glasgow, Scotland – Came to Canada with his brother John – (Obit. 82).

CAYLEY, Michael – M.P. – Born May 15, 1842 in Kilkenny, Ireland – Died December 3, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – He accompanied his parents to Canada when a child; they died almost immediately after their arrival. He married Mdlle. Azilda Giroux of Montreal – (Obit. 78).

CAZEAU, Chas. Felix (Rt. Rev. Mgr.) – V. G. of Quebec (R.C.) – Born December 24, 1807 in Quebec – Died February 26, 1881 in Quebec City – (Obit. 80-81).

CAZEAU, François de Sales (Rev., R.C.) – Born July 29, 1843 at St. Pierre de la Rivière du Sud – Died February 3, 1884 in Montreal – (Obit. 84).

CHAGNON, Eloi – Died January 26, 1886 at Verchères, Quebec aged 86 – Father of the late Hon. Justice Chagnon, of the Superior Court, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

CHAMBERS, Robt – Advocate (1834), late mayor of Quebec City – Native of Hull, Quebec – Died January 1, 1886 in Quebec City aged 76 – (Obit. 86).

CHAMPUT, Marie Charlotte – Born in 1794 – Died October 18, 1884 – Her husband, Chas. Blanchet died the same day. They had been married 69 years. They are buried together in the parish of St. Madeline, Quebec. They leave living 5 sons, one of whom, Mr. Gideon Blanchet, is Mayor of Ste. Madeline, 39 grand-children, and 90 great grandchildren. – (JRO 84).

CHANDLER, Edmund Leavens – M.P. for Brome, Quebec – Born December 21, 1829 at Frelighsburgh, Quebec – Died August 21, 1880, Brome Corners, Quebec – Third son of the late Mr. Horace M. Chandler, of St. Armand, and grandson of late Danl. Chandler, of Hartford, Connecticut. – (Obit. 80-81).

CHANDONNET, Rev. Thomas Aimé, D.D., D.C.L. (Roman Catholic) – Born in 1834 at St. Pierre-les-Becquet, Quebec – Died August 4, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

CHAPAIS, Jean Chas. (Hon.) – Senator (1868) – Born December 21, 1812 at Rivière Ouelle, Quebec – Died July 17, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

CHAPLEAU, Pierre – An old and respected citizen – Born in 1809 at Ste. Thérèse de Blainville, Quebec – Died January 31, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – He was for many years a resident of the Seigniory of Terrebonne, where his ancestors had been early settlers during the existence of French rule. He was the father of Hon. J. A. Chapleau, late Primier of Quebec and now Secretary of State of Canada. – (Obit. 85).

CHAPLEAU, Zoé (nee SIGOUIN) – Died March 19, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 67 – Wife of Mr. Pierre Chapleau, of Montreal, and mother of Hon. J. A. Chapleau, Q.C., M.P.P., (now Premier of the Province of Quebec) – (Obit. 79).

CHAPPLES, John, of Quebec – Fireman – Died February 10, 1882 at sea between New York and Porto Rico – Lost in the founder of the steamer Bahama in a hurricane – (JRO 82).

CHARBONNEAU, E. (Miss) – Died February 22, 1886 near Ste Rose, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

CHARLAND, Rev. Louis David (R.C) – Born September 14, 1809 at St. Luc, Quebec – Died October 25, 1882 at Beauharnois, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

CHARLEBOIS, John; and 2 children aged 7 and 11 – Died May 3, 1882, Gatineau, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

CHARRON, Rev. Michel – Curé of St. Esprit, R. C. diocese of Montreal, Quebec – Died May 6, 1879 – (Obit. 79).

CHAUSSEGROS de LERY, Hon. Alexandre René – M.L.C. of Quebec (1867) – Born March 29, 1818 in Quebec – Died December 19, 1880, Quebec City – He was a member of the illustrious Canadian family of the same name, his father being the late Hon. Chas. G. de Lery, M.L.C. – (Obit. 80-81, see p. 405).

CHERRIER, Côme Seraphin, LL.D., Q.C. (1842) – Born July 22, 1798 at Repentigny, Quebec – Died April 10, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – In 1833, Mr. Cherrier married Madame Coursol, widow of Mr. J. Coursol, of the Hudson's Bay Company, and mother of Hon. C. J. Coursol, Q.C., M.P. The issue was two daughters, one of whom married the late Mr. Sénécal, advocate. – (Obit. 85).

CHEVAL, Guillaume – ex-M.P. for Rouville in House of Commons – Born in 1828 at Beloeil, Quebec – Died April 29, 1880, St. Hilaire, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

CHEVALIER : Three of the four children of Stanislas Chevalier, the eldest of whom in 10 years old – Died October 12, 1884 at St. Joachim, Quebec – Mr. Chevalier goes to church leaving his children alone in the house. To amuse themselves the get their father's powder horn and place it in the stove, where it explodes, killing three of the children. – (JRO 84).

CHEVALIER, Henri Emile – French Litterateur – Died September, 1879 in Paris, France aged about 55 – He left France after the coup d'etat in 1851, and proceeded to Montreal, Quebec. He returned to Paris in 1860 – (Obit. 79).

CHEVIGNY, Marie Edmond Joseph (Rev., R.C.) – Curé of St. Augustin, Two Mountains, Quebec – Died August 8, 1884 in St. Augustin, Two Mountains, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

CHIASSON, keeper of the lighthouse at the Bird Rocks, and two others – Died August 13, 1881, Magdalen Islands, Quebec – Killed by the explosion of a barrel of gunpowder – (JRO 80-81).

CHILDS : daughter of Mr. Childs – Died April 30, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 6 months – Accidental poisoning – (ADS 86).

CHINIC, Julie Marguerite (Madame Angers) – Died January 11, 1879 in Quebec City aged 32 – Wife of Hon. A. R. Angers, M.P., late Attorney General of Quebec, she was a daughter of Hon. Senator Chinic – (Obit. 79).

CHURCH, William – Farmer of Leeds, Quebec – Died in September, 1885 at Beauport, Quebec – Becomes hopelessly insane through religious excitement engendered by attendance at Salvation Army meetings in Sherbrooke. He is taken to Beauprot Asylum but dies 2 days after admittance. – (JRO 85).

CLEMENT, Leon Charles – ex-M.P.P. for Charlevoix in Quebec Assembly, 1867-71 – Died August 26, 1882 at Eboulements, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

CLEVELAND, Edward (Rev., Cong.), A.M. – Frist Principal of St. Francis College, Richmond, Quebec – Died September 28 at Burlington, Iowa, U.S.A., aged 78 – (Obit. 86).

CLOSTER, Felix, of Quebec – 2nd cook – Died February 10, 1882 at sea between New York and Porto Rico – Lost in the founder of the steamer Bahama in a hurricane – (JRO 82).

COATES, S. E. – Merchant – Died September 2, 1883, Bulwer Village, Quebec – Died by poisoning by strychnine. His wife is tried at Sherbrooke and acquitted. – (JRO 83).

COCHRAN, George Ramsay – Advocate – Born in 1834 – Died July 25, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario – He was a son of the late Hon. A. W. Cochran, Q.C. of Quebec – (Obit. 78).

CODEL, J. C. – Died June 23, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

COFFIN, William Foster (Lieutenant-Colonel) – Commissioner of Ordnance and Admiralty Land for the Dominion – Born November 5, 1808 at Bath, England – Died January 28, 1878, Aux Ecluses, Ottawa, Ontario – He accompanied his father, a Major in the army, to Quebec in 1813. He returned to England in 1815. He returned to Canada in 1830. In a paper, read by him in 1872, he says : 'My grandfather, my father and two uncles were all present at Quebec during the siege.' He was married at Boston to one of the two daughters of Deputy Commissary General Clarke, who was nearly related to the late Lord Lyndhurst. The other daughter became the wife of the Honorable Charles Richard Ogden, at one time Attorney-General of Lower Canada. – (Obit. 78).

COLBY, Benj. (Mrs.) – Died April 17, 1886 at Hatley, Quebec – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 86).

CONNILLEAU, Rev. P., SJ. – Born in France – Died April 1, 1879, Ste. Victoire d'Arthabaska, Quebec aged 68 – He was the son of a soldier of Napoleon 1st(Obit. 79).

CONNOLLY, Mary (Mrs) (née Gallagher) – Died October 1, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Murdered by Susan Kennedy, wife of Jacob Mears – Mary Gallagher was the wife of James Connolly – Susan Kennedy was sentenced to be hanged on the 5th of December; but her sentence was commuted for imprisonment for life – (JRO 79).

CONNOLLY, Michael – Retired merchant – Born in 1794 in Co. Wexford, Ireland – Died December 7, 1884 in Quebec City, where he had resided for 66 years. – (Obit. 84).

CONROY, Thos – Died February 9, 1886 a Côte St. Paul, Quebec aged 32 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

CONSTANTIN, M.H.N. (Rev.) – Priest of the Church of Rome – Born April 5, 1839 in Quebec – Died July 21, 1878, Levis, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

CONVERSE, John A. – Formerly proprietor of the Canada Cordage Works, Montreal – Died May 4, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

CONWAY, Francis – Died August 25, 1878 in Quebec – Murdured by Michael Farrell who was hanged January 10, 1879 – Francis Conway had a wife and five children. He was accompanied by three of his children and his brother at the time of the murder. He was on his way back having visited his father. A cousin, Michael Conway, had committed suicide a few years after 1863, and while dying confessed that he and Michael Farrell had killed a man named John Davis – (JRO 79, see p. 190-191).

CONWAY, Francis – Farmer – Died August 25, 1878, St. Catharines, Portneuf, Quebec – Brutally murdered by a neighbour Michael Farrell who is convicted on 5th Nov. and sentenced to be executed on 10th January, 1879 – (JRO 78).

COONEY, Patrick – Died February 18, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Scalded to death – (ADS 82).

COPLAND, Alex. – Died November 10, 1885 in Hinchinbrooke, Quebec aged 97 – (DL 85).

CORRIVEAU – Convict in the St. Vincent de Paul (Quebec) Penitentiary – Died April 24, 1886 – Shot dead during a revolt among the convicts. – (JRO 86).

CORSE, Norton B. – Retired merchant – Born in 1808 near Brattleford, Vermont, U.S.A. – Died September 14, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Montreal in early youth, and was for 67 years a resident of that city. – (Obit. 84).

COSTELOW – Died September 12, 1882 in Quebec – Falls from a building – (ADS 82).

COTÉ, Alfred – Died September 10, 1886 at Valleyfield, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

COTÉ, Joseph Olivier – N. P. (1841), Clerk of the Queen's Privy Council of Canada (1880-1882) – Born April 7, 1820 in Quebec City – Died April 24, 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

COTE, T. C. – Died May 14, 1883 in Quebec aged 14 – Asphyxiated in a well – (ADS 83).

COTTER, Jas – Second officer of the Dominion line SS. Brooklyn – Died October 10, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – Misses his footing in going aboard his vessel and is drowned. – (JRO 85).

COTTON, Chas. E. – M.D. – Died December 10, 1885 at Cowansville, Quebec aged 69 – (Obit. 85).

COUPAR, Mrs. W. – Died January 13, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Fell down stairs – (ADS 83).

COURSOL, Emélie Henriette Hélène (Madame) (née Taché) – Died August 15, 1886 at Montmagny, Quebec – Wife of C. J. Coursol, Esq., Q.C., M.P. – She was the 4th daughter of the late Col. Sir E. P. Taché, twice Premier of Canada, before confederation. – (Obit. 86).

COURT, James – Broker and accountant – Born in 1811 at Hamilton, near Glasgow, Scotland – Died February 14, 1883 in Glasgow, Scotland – Came to Montreal, Quebec about 1829. He was on a visit to Europe at his death. – (Obit. 83).

COUTLEE, Dominique Amable – ex-M.P.P. for Soulanges in Can. Assembly, 1857-61, and in Quebec Assembly, 1867-71 – Born December 24, 1822 at St. Joseph de Soulanges – Died April 11, 1882 in Montreal – (Obit. 82).

COWAN – Sheriff of Bedford, Quebec – deceased – Successor appointed on July 8, 1880 – (PAPS Quebec 80-81).

COWAN, Peter – Sheriff of the Dist. of Bedford, Quebec – Died May 18, 1880, Cowansville, Quebec aged 64 – (Obit. 80-81).

COX, Edmund (Sir), Bart. – Registrar fot the County of Drummond (Quebec) – deceased – Successor appointed on May 27, 1878 – (PAPS Quebec 78).

CRAIG, Andre Boniface – M.D., M.P.P. for Verchères in Quebec Assembly (1867-71) – Born September 20, 1824 at St. Antoine, Rivière Chambly, Quebec – Died November 12, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec. – (Obit. 84).

CRAMP, Thomas – Head of the extensive firm of David Torrance & son, and President of the Corn Exchange, Montreal – Born in 1827 in London, England – Died February 18, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – He was the eldest son of the late Rev. Dr. Cramp, of Acadia College, Nova Scotia, whom he accompanied to Montreal about March, 1845. – (Obit. 85).

CRANWELL, Es?ie (Madame Girouard) – Died June 30, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Mr. D. Girouard, Q.C., M.P. – (Obit. 79).

CRATHERN, Thos. – Died September 6, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – Accidentally takes an overdose of morphine and dies from the effects – (JRO 80-81).

CREIGHTON, Harry M. – Died July 9, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec aged 23 – Dies from a penknife wound in his arm, received on the night of 30th May, 1881 at the hands or Mr. Frederick Goldstone, who, indicted for manslaughter, has not answered the indictment – (JRO 80-81).

CRÉMAZIE, Joseph Octave – French Canadian poet – Born April 16, 1830 in Quebec City – Died January 16, 1879, Havre, France – (Obit. 79).

CREVIER, Edouard (Very Revd.) – V. G. of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec – Born November 5, 1799 at Cap de la Magdeleine, Quebec – Died January 22, 1881, Ste. Marie de Monnoir, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

CROMBIE, Ernestu M. A., M.A. – Barrister of Ontario (1858); Bencher of the Law Society of U.C. (1879) – Born December 17, 1832 in Montreal, Quebec – Died August 5, 1883 at Toronto, Ontario – He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Marcus C. Crombie, Principal of Toronto Grammar School. – (Obit. 83).

CRUICKSHANKS, Jno. – Died April 17, 1880, near Buckingham, Quebec – Drowned in the Ottawa by the sinking of his canoe – (JRO 80-81).

CUMMING, Walter B. – A retired merchant – Born in 1805 in Glasgow, Scotland – Died September 20, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

CUMMINGS, Robert – Died November 13, 1884 at Trentholmeville, Quebec, aged 96 years and 3 months – (DL 84).

CUMMINS, W. H. – Died August 15, 1883, Lorette, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 83).

CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. J. – Died January 13, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Killed by runaway horse – (ADS 83).

CUSHING, Eliza L. (Mrs.) (née Foster) – Writer – Died May 4, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 91 – Widow of Fredk. Cushing, Esq., M.D. She was a daughter of the Rev. Jno. Foster, D.D., of Brighton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. – (Obit. 86).

CUSHING, Lemuel – M.D., D.C.L., ex-M.P. – Born in 1842 at Chatham, Quebec – Died March 1, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec – He wrote a history of the Cushing family (1877). – (Obit. 80-81).

CUTHBERT, Mary Louise A. Cairns – Died July 25, 1878, Berthier, Quebec aged 90 – Widow of the late Hon. James Cuthbert, M.L.C. of Lower Canada, and Seigneur of Berthier, Quebec. She was the mother of E. O. Cuthbert, Esq., M.P. for Berthier – (Obit. 78).



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