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GAGNÉ – Died April 18, 1879, near New Liverpool, Quebec – One of four men and two boys drowned by the upsetting of a market boat – (JRO 79).

GAGNE, Malvina – Died August 21, 1882, St. Frederic, Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 82).

GAGNON, Adolphe – M.P. for Charlevoix in the Can. Assembly (1861-67) – Born in 1810 at Baie St. Paul, Quebec – Died in August, 1885 – (Obit. 85).

GAGNON, Hy. – Died July 12, 1885 at Longueuil, Quebec aged 35 – Accidentally drowned while fishing – (JRO 85).

GALARNEAU, Louis – Died June 6, 1885, St. John's suburbs, Quebec – Insantly killed by the giving way of a scaffold on the steeple of the R. C. Church – (JRO 85).

GALES, Thos. (Rev., Baptist) – Temperance reformer – Born in 1841 at Wells, Norfolk, England – Died October 24, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1860 – (Obit. 83).

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

GALLAHAN, Michael – Died July 8, 1886 near Hochelaga, Quebec aged 27 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

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).

GANUE, Michel – Born in Quebec – Died in September, 1885 in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A., aged 107 – (DL 85).

GAUCHER, Guillaume Gamelin – M.P. for Jacques Cartier in Can. Assembly, and subsequently in the House of Commons (1864-72) – Born August 10, 1810 – Died September 16, 1885 at Ste. Genevieve, Quebec – He was a son of C.G.G. Gaucher, Esq. – (Obit. 85).

GAUDET – A mem. of the Legislative Council to represent Kennebec division (Quebec) – deceased – Sussessor appointed on August 21, 1882 – (PAPS Quebec 82).

GAUDET – Member of the Council of Agriculture (Quebec) – deceased – Sussessor appointed on September 16, 1882 – (PAPS Quebec 82).

GAUDET, Hon. Joseph – M.L.C. of Quebec (1877) – Died August 4, 1882 at Gentilly, Quebec, aged 64 – (Obit. 82).

GAUTHIER – Died August 14, 1886 at Varennes, Quebec – Falls from a scaffold. – (ADS 86).

GAUTHIER – Died August 27, 1886 at Portneuf, Quebec – Railway accident.. – (ADS 86).

GAUTHIER, Basile – Died May 30, 1885 in Buckingham, Quebec aged 16 – Accidentally caught in the machinery and mangled to death in Ross Bros' turning shop – (JRO 85).

GAUTHIER, L. Onezime (Rev.) – Curé of St. Lazare, Quebec – Died October 3, 1880, St. Lazare, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

GAUTHIER, Onésime – M.P.P. for Charlevoix in the Quebec Assembly (1875-86) – Born December 2, 1834 at St. Urbain, Quebec – Died June 16, 1886 in Quebec City – Died during the sitting of the Legislature. – (Obit. 86).

GAUVREAU, Louis P., N.P. (1849) – Mayor of Rimouski – Died April 3, 1884 at Rimouski, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

GAUVREAU, Marie Remo Josephte (Lady Belleau) – Born in 1811 – Died December 11, 1884 in Quebec – Wife of the Hon. Sir Narcisse Fortunat Belleau, K.C.M.G., formerly prime Minister of Canada, and subsequently for some years Lieut.-Governor of the Province of Quebec to whom she was married in 1835. She was a daughter of M. Louis Gauvreau, at one time representative of the County of Quebec in the Lower Canada Assembly, by Marie Josephte Vanfelson, sister of Mr. Justice Vanfelson. – (Obit. 84).

GAUVREAU, Pierre, C.E. – Managing Engineer of the Department of Public Works of Quebec – Died May 16, 1884 in Quebec aged 71 – (Obit. 84).

GENDREAU or JOUDRO, John – Born in Quebec – Died November 29, 1884 in Arkansas (Arkansaw?), Wisconsin, aged 121 (sic) – (DL 84).

GENEST, Etienne – Shoemaker – Died March 18, 1882 in Quebec – Beaten to death by a gang of rowdies – (JRO 82).

GEOFFRION, Almaide (Madame) (née Dansereau) – Died April 8, 1881, Verchères, Quebec aged 41 – Wife of Hon. F. Geoffrion, M.P., to whom she was united, 1865. – (Obit. 80-81).

GEORGE, Thos., 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).

GERIN-LAJOIE, Antoine – Canadian author – Born August 4, 1824 at Yamachiche, Quebec – Died August 4, 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario – (Obit. 82, see p. 348).

GERVAIS, A. (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Church of Rome – Born in 1785 – Died July 26, 1878, St. Ursule, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

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).

GIDEON, N. – Died October 15, 1883, St. Lambert, Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

GIGUERE, Antoine (Rev.) – Curé of St. Etienne de Beauharnois, Quebec – Died January 21, 1885 – (Obit. 85).

GILBERT, J. – Died April 18, 1881, River Saguenay, Quebec – Drowned by the upsetting of his canoe – (JRO 80-81).

GILL – Died January 11, 1886 at Sorel, Quebec aged 25 – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

GILLEGHAN, Roger – Died September 18, 1886 at Côte St. Antoine, Quebec aged 16 – Scratches his foot with a rusty nail and dies with lockjaw. – (ADS 86).

GIRARD, Jos. – Died April 26, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Run over by a horse – (ADS 86).

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

GIROUX, Félix – Died July 27, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Falls from a scaffold – (ADS 86).

GIROUX, Pierre, of St. Roch's – Died August 15, 1879 in Quebec City – Killed in the riot opposing members of the Ship Laborers' Union and L'Union Canadienne(JRO 79).

GIRROIR, Hubert (Rev., R.C.) – Born in 1826 at Tracadie, Nova Scotia – Died January 25, 1884 at St. Paul de Havre-Boucher, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

GLASS, Charles Jordan (Rev.) (Presbyterian) – Born 1820 in Scotland – Died November 28, 1882 at Montreal, Quebec – After graduating with honours at Aberdeen, came to New Brunswick where he founded the Presbytery of York, and established the village of Glassville – (Obit. 82).

GODDA, Toussaint-Hébert (Major) – Died August 14, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 88 – (Obit. 79).

GODDARD, Thos. – A wealthy farmer of Sutton, Quebec – Died March 12, 1884 near St. Cesaire, Quebec – Murdered : found dead in a field with his head split open. He had been robbed of $600. There is no clue to the murderer. – (JRO 84).

GOODHUE, (Hon.) – Member of the judiciary of Ohio, and late a State Senator – Native of the Eastern Townships, Quebec – Died September 12, 1883 at Akron, Ohio, U.S.A. – He went to Ohio when a young man. His brother, J. L. Goodhue, a well-known business man of Danville, Quebec died by his own hand, 5 Dec. – (Obit. 83).

GOODHUE, J. L. – Businessman of Danville, Quebec – Died December 5, 1883 – Died by his own hand – Brother of the late Hon. Goodhue, State Senator of Ohio, U.S.A. – (Obit. 83).

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).

GORE, Mary Pitt (Mrs. Ryland) – Died November 9, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Mr. G. H. Ryland, Registrar, of Montreal. She was the youngest daughter of the late Col. Ralph Gore, of Barrownount, Kilkenny, Ireland, head of the Gore Family, and heir to the dormant Earldom of Ross (in the County of Fermanagh, Ireland). Col. Gore came out with his family to Canada by the advice of his brother, Admiral Sir John Gore, K.C.B., in 1821, in charge of the Ordnance Department, conferred on him by the Duke of Wellington, through whose influence his second son, Lieut. George A. Gore, R.N., was appointed Comptroller of the Customs at Quebec. His son, Lieut. Col. Gore, R.A., was well known in Canada during the Fenian invasion in command of a crack Battery of Artillery. Col. Gore had five daughters. The eldest died unmarried; the second married the late Sir Dominick Daly, also well known in Canada, and latterly Lieut. Governor of South Australia; ther third daughter married the Hon. F. W. Primrose, a brother of the late Earl of Roseberry; the fourth daughter married Col. Hawkins, then in command of the 68th Regt. In Canada, and the youngest daughter, the object of this obituary, Mr. G. H. Ryland, whose family name is historically connected with Canada. It might be added that one of Mrs. Ryland's uncle, Lieut. Gen. Sir Arthur Gore, was killed leading the attack on Bergen-op-Zoom, and her brother, Lieut. Arthur Gore, 33rd Regt., was killed at Waterloo – (Obit. 79).

GOUIN, George Alexander – Lumber merchant and politician – Born in 1825 in Yamaska, Quebec – Died March 15, 1882 at Three Rivers, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

GOUIN, Pierre Treffle (Rev.) – Curé of La Baie du Febvre, Quebec – Native of Three Rivers (Quebec) – Died July 13, 1884 at La Baie du Febvre, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

GOYER, W. – Merchant – Died June 30, 1884 at Sault-au-Recollet, near Montreal, Quebec aged 22 – Drowned – He was to have been married on the following morning – (JRO 84).

GRANDBOIS, Marie-Alma (Madame) (née Pelletier) – Died October 26, 1879, Rivière-du-Loup (en bas), Quebec aged 25 – Wife of Dr. P. E. Grandbois, M.P. for Temiscouata. She was the second daughter of the late George Pelletier, Esq., merchant, of Rivière-du-Loup – (Obit. 79).

GRANJON, Benoit Marie (Rev., R.C.) – Died February 21, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 77 – The remains were interred in the private burial vaults of the Sulpician Order, to which deceased belonged, at the Montreal College – (Obit. 85).

GRANT de LONGUEUIL, Charles Irwin – Died February 26, 1879, at Ste. Helene, Pau, Basses Pyrenees, France – He is succeeded in the title, which was originally granted to their ancestor, Chas. Lemoine, in 1699, by his eldest son, Chas. Cullamore Grant, formerly of the ''Victoria Rifles,'' Montreal– (Obit. 79, see p. 396).

GRANT, John (Lt.-Col.) – Retired merchant – Born 1823 in Montreal, Quebec – Died January 20, 1882 at Como, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

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).

GRASSETT, Henry James (The Very Reverend), 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).

GRAVEL, Celimas – Fireman – Died August 1, 1879 – On board the steamer Prince of Wales, running between Montreal and Carillon, Quebec – Killed by being struck on the head by the pin of the crank and thrown into the hole where he is literally crushed to death by the crank – (JRO 79).

GREEN, E. G. (Capt.), of Montreal, Quebec – Died August 6, 1886 near Bordeaux, France – Suicide by shooting

GREENSHIELDS, David J. – Head of the mercantile firm of Samuel Greenshields, Son & Co., Montreal – Born 1826 at Glasgow, Scotland – Died December 4, 1882 in London, England – (Obit. 82).

GREENSLADE, H. (Mrs.) – Born in England – Died in November, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 102 – (DL 84).

GREENWOOD, Jno. – Died January 11, 1886 at Lennoxville, Quebec aged 18 – Shoots himself – (ADS 86).

GREGG, J. G. – Clk. Circuit Ct. – Deceased, successor appointed on August 18, 1885 – (PAPS Quebec 85).

GRÉGOIRE, Jacques – Died July 27, 1886 in St. Elzéar, Quebec – Killed by a stone – (ADS 86).

GRÉGOIRE, Jas. – Died July 17, 1886 at Flock Lake, Quebec – Crushed under a rock – (ADS 86).

GRENIER, Jacques Benjamin (Rev.) – Curé of St. Henri de Lauzon – Born September 20, 1808 at Quebec – Died May 7, 1878, St. Henri de Lauzon, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

GRIFFIN, J. – Collector Prov. Revenue, Sherbrooke, Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed on April 11, 1885 – (PAPS Quebec 85).

GRIFFITH, W. G. – Died August 2, 1882, Sherbrooke, Quebec – Shoots himself during a fit of temp'y insanity – (ADS 82).

GROVE, Mary Hugues – Died in March, 1883 in Megantic, Quebec aged 117 (sic) – (DL 83).

GUAY, Celina (Mrs.) – Died at Baie St. Paul, Quebec – Murdered by Mrs. Marie Boutet who is placed on trial on October 13, 1884. She is found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Her sentence is later commuted for imprisonment for life. – (JRO 84).

GUAY, F. M. – Registrar for Registration Division of Levis or Second Division of Dorchester, Quebec – Deceased – Successor appointed on March 3, 1879 – (PAPS Quebec 79).

GUAY, François M. – Registrar of Lévis, Quebec – Died February 25, 1879, Lévis, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

GUENNETTE, M. – Born in Quebec – Died November 18, 1884 at St. Henri de Levis, Quebec, aged 99 – (DL 84).

GUILBEAULT, Joseph Edouard – Proprietor of Guilbeault's Zoological Gardens in Montreal – Died January 5, 1885 aged 82 – (Obit. 85).

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).

GUNN, Patrick – Died August 12, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Blow from a stick – (ADS 82).



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