Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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RABY, Germain – Sheriff of Terrebonne, Quebec (1856-73) – Died March 8, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 82 – (Obit. 86).

RACICOT, Adélard – Merchant – Died September 16, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – Throws himself on the railway track before an approaching train, and is instantly killed by the cars passing over his body – (JRO 78).

RACICOT, E. (Madame) – Died February 20, 1885 or earlier in Montreal, Quebec – By the ignition of drapery in a mourning chamber, in a Notre Dame Street boarding house, her body, over which a wake is being held, is burned to a cinder – (JRO 85).

RADFORD, Joseph – In charge of the Tadousac Govt. Fish Hatchery – Died September 23, 1885 at Tadousac, Quebec, aged 70 – (Obit. 85).

RAJOTTE – Died July 23, 1886 near Hull, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

RAMSAY, Slocum – Died April 23, 1886 at Ulverton, Quebec – Cuts his throat. – (ADS 86).

RAMSAY, Thos. Kennedy (Hon.), M.A. (1885), D.C.L. (1872) – a Puisné Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Quebec (1873-86) – Born September 2, 1826 at Ayr, Scotland – Died December 22, 1886 at his residence, the ''Manor House'', St. Hugues, Quebec – Died suddenly. He was a son of the late David Ramsay, Esq., of Grimmet, Ayrshire, Scotland. He came to Canada in early life. – (Obit. 86).

RANDALL, Albert H. – Died January 13, 1886 at Melbourne, Quebec aged 18 – Killed by a falling tree – (ADS 86).

RANEY, Daniel – Died February 23, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 104 years and 4 months – (JRO 79).

RATTRAY, Rev. Thomas – Died July, 1879, Lachine, Quebec aged 65 – (Obit. 79).

RAYMOND, Chas. Guillaume (Rev., R.C.) – Born February 20, 1843 at St. Hyacinthe, Quebec – Died in January, 1886 at Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A. – (Obit. 86).

RAYMOND, Marie Genevieve Sophie (Madame Masson) – Born October 6, 1798 at Laprairie, Quebec – Died November 30, 1882 at Terrebonne, Quebec – Relict of the late Hon. Joseph Masson, M.L.C., to whom she was married in 1818. She was a daughter of the late Mr. J. B. Raymond, M.P. She was the mother of Hon. L. R. Masson, Senator, and of the late Hon. E. Masson, M.L.C. – (Obit. 82).

REDDY, John – M.D. (1848), L.R.C.S. Irel. (1847) – Born March 31, 1822 at Athlone, Ireland – Died January 23, 1884 in Dublin, Ireland while on a visit – He came to Canada in 1851. He practiced in Montreal, Quebec. – (Obit. 84).

REDPATH, John James – Late Major in the ''Victoria Rifles of Montreal'' (Volunteer Militia) – Died June 4, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 50 – He was the son of the late John Redpath, Esq., founder of Redpath's Sugar Refinery. He married Miss Ada Mills, the daughter of a former Mayor of Montreal. – (Obit. 84).

REEVE, Mary (Mrs.) (nee Fraser) – Seigneuresse of Murray Bay, Quebec – Died August, 1879, Murray Bay, Quebec – Wife of Lt.-Col. Thos. J. Reeve, formerly of the 79th Highlanders and daughter of the late Hon. Mr. Fraser. – (Obit. 79).

REEVES (Mr.), and son – Died April 12, 1886 in Varennes, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

REGNIER, Auguste (Rev.) – First Canadian admitted to the Order of the Jesuits, after their establishment in Montreal – Born September 22, 1820 – Died April 1, 1883 in New York – (Obit. 83).

REGOURD, Louis (Rev., R.C.) – Born in 1807 at Viviers, Ardeches, France – Died April 23, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1850, taking up his residence in Montreal. – (Obit. 84).

REID, Calixa – Died June 5, 1884 at Key Brook, Bromption, Quebec aged 19 – Drowned in Wm. Long's mill-pond. – (JRO 84).

REID, Kenneth – M.D. (1864), M.R.C.S. (Lon.), M.R.C.P. (Edin.) – Born December 7, 1840 at Huntingdon, Quebec – Died January 22, 1882 in New York, N.Y., U.S.A. – Died suddenly – The son of Col. Jas. Reid, late 78th Highlanders. He married, in 1877, Mrs Emma J. Morgan, of Ohio – (Obit. 82).

RENAUD, Jean Baptiste – Merchant of Quebec – Died March 1, 1884 in Quebec City, aged 68 – He had been associated in business with his brother, the late Hon. Louis Renaud of Montreal. – (Obit. 84).

RENAUD, Louis (Hon.) – ex-Senator – Born October 4, 1818 – Died November 13, 1878, St. Martin, Quebec – Owing to failing health, he resigned from the Senate in 1873 and was succeeded by his son-in-law, Hon. F. X. A. Trudel – (Obit. 78).

REYNOR, Thos. – Died January 18, 1885 at Godmanchester, Quebec, aged 105 – (DL 85).

RICARD, F. X. Bellarmin (Rev.) – R. C. clergyman – Died October 5, 1879, Ile Perrot, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

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).

RICHARD – Died March 15, 1886 near Knowlton, Quebec – Falling of a tree – (ADS 86).

RICHARD, Mrs. – Died June 10, 1882, Montmorency, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

RICHARDS, Wm. – Died November 24, 1882 – Commits suicide on the day he is supposed to be hanged for the murder of his friend Joseph Jackson in Sutton, Quebec on the 20th July, 1881. His trial took place on 23rd September, 1882 – (JRO 82).

RICHARDSON, Charles Anderons, N.P. (1826) – Registrar of Stanstead (Quebec) – Born September 15, 1804 in Quebec – Died October 14, 1882 at Stanstead Plain, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

RICHARDSON, James – Late of the Canadian Geological survey staff – Born in 1809 in Perthshire, Scotland – Died November 18, 1883 at Matane, Quebec. He came to Canada in 1829. – (Obit. 83).

RICHARDSON, Jas. of St. Philomene, Quebec – Died 22 September, 1882 – Killed by the explosion of the steam boiler on the Richelieu steamer plying as a ferry boat between Lachine and Chateauguay Basin – (JRO 82).

RICKABY, John – A well known Theatrical manager – Born in 1844 in Quebec City – Died February 18, 1886 in New York City, U.S.A. – The remains were brought to Quebec for interment. – (Obit. 86).

RIEL, Louis – Leader of the Insurrection in the N.-W. Territories – Born October 23, 1844 at St. Boniface, Manitoba – Executed November 16, 1885 at Regina, N.W.T. – He was the son of the late Louis Riel, in his lifetime a popular leader among the ''Half-breeds'' of Red River, of which country he was a native, by Marguerite Boucher, a ''Half-breed'' woman; and grandson of Jean Baptiste Riel, a native of Berthier, Quebec. – (Obit. 85).

RINFRET, Elie – Registrar for the County of Champlain (Quebec) – deceased – Successor appointed on June 3, 1878 – (PAPS Quebec 78).

RINFRET, Elie, N.P – Registrar of the County of Champlain, Quebec – Died May 20, 1878, St. Stanislaus, Quebec aged 60 – (Obit. 78).

RIOUX – Fireman – Died February 26, 1885 between Assemetquaghan and Millstream (Quebec) – Railway accident. – (JRO 85).

RITCHIE, Thomas Weston, Q.C. (1867) – Born about 1827 in Sherbrooke, Quebec – Died September 4, 1882 at Newport, Vermont, U.S.A. – Son of the late Wm. Ritchie, Esq., of Sherbrooke, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

ROBERT – Died September 6, 1886 at Chambly, Quebec aged 4 – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

ROBERT, Victor, – M.P.P. for Rouville in Quebec Assembly (1867-81) – Born in 1820 at Ste Angele, Quebec – Died January 25, 1885 at Marieville, Quebec – (Obit. 85).

ROBERTS, Gertrude, a lunatic inmate – Died July 10, 1881, Longue Pointe Lunatic Asylum, near Montreal, Quebec – Killed by beating in her skull with a billet of wood by another lunatic named Delia Poirier who is labouring under religious monomania, and occupied the same cell with the deceased – (JRO 80-81).

ROBERTSON, Andrew, Q.C. (1864) – Born in 1815 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland – Died March 21, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – He was a son of the late Rev. Jas. Robertson, a Congregationalist Minister, who laboured for 40 years at Sherbrooke, Quebec. – (Obit. 80-81).

ROBERTSON, Maria L. (Mrs.) – Died August 26, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Died suddenly – Wife of J. Ross Robertson, Esq., proprietor of the Toronto Telegram – (Obit. 86).

ROBERTSON, Peter (Mrs.), of Montreal – Died July 18, 1879, Lachute, Quebec – Instanteously killed when a tree struck by lightning falls upon her – (JRO 79).

ROBIDOUX, François (Capt.) – Died in June, 1886 at Three Rivers, Quebec aged 96 – (DL 86).

ROBIDOUX, Marianne (Mad.) – Died July 27, 1883 at Ste. Philomene, Quebec aged 100 years and 6 months – (DL 83).

ROBINSON, George Croke (Rev.), (Anglican) – Born August 25, 1831 at Waterloo, Quebec – Died December 12, 1882 at Aylmer, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

ROBINSON, Thos. – Died October 19, 1886 near Richmond, Quebec – Railway accident.. – (ADS 86).

RODGERS, Robert, checker – Died March 4, 1879, Wellington Bridge, Montreal, Quebec – Suffocated and consumed in the flames of the fire pf the Grand Trunk Railway Company's building – (JRO 79).

ROEBUCK, John Arthur (Right Hon.), Q.C. – M. P. (Great Britain) – Born in 1801 at Madras, India – Died November 30, 1879 in London, England – Mr. Roebuck's father died in India, where he had held an appointment, and his widow returned to England with her six sons. In 1808 she married Mr. John Simpson (father of Mr. C. B. Simpson, the present Collector of Customs at Montreal); and in 1814, Mr. Simpson and his wife and four of her sons, including John Arthur, came to Canada, and took up their residence in Augusta, Ontario. They removed to Quebec City in 1820 and to Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec in 1822. In 1824, John Arthur proceeded to England, where he lived, up to the time of his death. – (Obit. 79).

ROGERS, Thos. – Born in Fermanagh, Ireland – Died January, 1881, Riv. Beaudet, Quebec aged 103 – 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).

ROSE, James – Late a member of the firm Morland, Watson & Co. – Died April 25, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He was a brother of Sir John Rose, Bart., K.C.M.G., formerly of Canada. – (Obit. 84).

ROSS (Miss), of Montreal, Quebec – Died July 10, 1884 at Valois, on Lake St. Louis, about 14 miles above Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – Daughter of Mr. P. S. Ross, Accountant – (JRO 84).

ROSS, William (Rev.) – Presbyterian Minister of Lake Megantic, Quebec – Born in 1823 at Kilmuir-Easter, Ross-shire, Scotland – Died July 24, 1884 at Lake Megantic, Quebec – (Obit. 84).

ROTHWELL, John – Miner – Died January 18, 1884 at Capelton, Quebec – Poisoned with Paris Green. The woman with whom he boarded, Mrs. Melissa Ward, is suspected of the crime. Her trial is postponed until March, 1885. – (JRO 84).

ROULEAU, Joseph Edward – Registrar of Dorchester, Quebec – Died August 4, 1882 at Ste Hénédine, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

ROULEAU, Louis – Died September 13, 1884 at Ormstown, Quebec – Accidentally shot in the head by his son Narcisse while defending his father's property against four young men, named Berthiaume, Travers, Lavery and McCracken, who were on a drunken spree, and attempted to force an entrance into Louis Rouleau's house. – (JRO 84).

ROUSSEAU – 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).

ROUSSEAU, Edouard – M.D. – Died June 19, 1883 in Quebec, aged 76 – (Obit. 83).

ROUTH, Havilland Lemesurier (Lieut-Col.) – Born in 1810 – Died March 12, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

ROWELL, Wm. F. – Died March 1, 1886 at Johnsville, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

ROY – A member of the Council of Agriculture (Quebec) – deceased – Sussessor appointed on June 13, 1882 – (PAPS Quebec 82).

ROY – Member of the Leg. Council (Quebec) – deceased – Sussessor appointed on December 6, 1882 – (PAPS Quebec 82).

ROY, A. – Collector Provincial revenue, Dist. of Richelieu – Deceased, successor appointed on February 28, 1885 – (PAPS Quebec 85).

ROY, André – Died April 12, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

ROY, Charles Francois, C.E., P.L.S. – ex-M.P. for Kamouraska in the House of Commons (1877-78) – Born September 14, 1835 – Died April 13, 1882 at Ste Anne de la Pocatiere, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

ROY, David (Hon.) – Late a Puisné Judge, Superior Court, Quebec – Born June 9, 1807 in Quebec – Died July 31, 1860 in Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

ROY, J. – Died January 15, 1882, Beauport, Quebec – Killed by another lunatic in Beaup't Asylum – (ADS 82).

ROY, Louis – Died May 26, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Crushed to death – (ADS 82).

ROY, Marie Josephte (Madame) (in religion Sister Marie du Sacré Cœur) – Founder of the asylum du Bon-Pasteur de Québec (1850) – Born October 16, 1806 at St. Valier, Quebec – Died September 1, 1885 in Quebec City – She was the daughter of Mr. Chas. Fitzback, and in 1828 married Mr. F. X. Roy. – (Obit. 85).

ROY, Pierre Euclide (Hon.) – M.L.C. of Quebec (1873) – Died October 31, 1882 at St. Pie, Quebec – (Obit. 82).

ROY, Rev. Thomas – R. C. clergyman – Died July 18, 1879, Joliette, Quebec aged 39 – (Obit. 79).

ROYAL, Joseph Come Seraphin – Died November 17, 1882 in Montreal, aged 24 – Eldest son of Hon. Joseph Royal, M.P. He edited for some years the Metis newpaper at St. Boniface (Manitoba) – (Obit. 82).

RUDOLPH, A. M. – Harbour Master of Montreal – Born in 1819 at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – Died March 9, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

RUGG, Ralph – M.D. – Born August 22, 1806 in Compton, Quebec – Died November 2, 1883 in Compton, Quebec – (Obit. 83).

RUSSELL, Catherine (Mrs.) – Born in Quebec – Died in December, 1883 in Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 102 years and 7 months – (DL 83).

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).

RUSSELL, Robert H. – M.D. (Edin.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.) – Died December 6, 1882 in Quebec where he parcticed his profession for 40 years, aged 63. He was an enthusiastic Irishman – (Obit. 82).

RYAN (Mrs) – Died June 22, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Run over by a freight waggon – (ADS 82).

RYAN, Michael – Died August 17, 1886 at Montreal, Quebec – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

RYLAND, George Hernan – Registrar of Montreal (1845-82) – Born June 28, 1801 in Quebec City – Died September 24, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He was the son of the late Hon. H. W. Ryland who came to Canada in 1793. He married in 1833, Mary Pitt, youngest daughter of the late Col. Ralph Gore, of Barrow Mount, Kilkenny, Ireland, head of the Gore family, and heir to the dormant Earldom of Ross (she died in 1879). In acknowledgment of his services, at the time of the Rebellion, the Duke of Cambridge recommended Mr. Ryland's second son, Frederick Percy, for a commission in the army. This young officer, with his newly wedded wife, fell a victim to the unrevealed fate of the steamship City of Boston in 1870. – (Obit. 83).

RYLAND, Mary Pitt Gore (Mrs.) – 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).



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