Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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SACHE, Wm. – Stock broker – Englishman by birth – Died January 26, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec, over 60 years of age – (Obit. 83).

SADLIER, Francis Xavier (Rev., R.C.) – Born in 1852 in Montreal, Quebec – Died in November, 1885 at Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A. – He was a son of the well-known Catholic authoress, Mrs. M. A. Sadlier – (Obit. 85).

SALTER, Thos., a convict – Died June 29, 1881, St. Vincent de Paul, Quebec – Murdered in the penitentiary by another convict, Hugh Hayvern, who is executed for the murder in the jail yard, Montreal, on 9th Dec., 1881 – (JRO 80-81).

SAMUEL, J. H. (Mr.), L.D.S. – Died October 3, 1885 at Montreal, Quebec aged 25 – Killed by the accidental discharge of a rifle in the hands of a comrade, Pte. Rodden, shilst on sentry duty as private of the 3rd Batt. Victoria Rifles, of Canada, at the Exhibition grounds. – (JRO 85).

SANBORN, M. H. – For 28 years Deputy Sheriff of Montreal – Died February 25, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec aged 62 – (Obit. 83).

SANBORN, S. Brooks, LL.B. (1880) – Advocate – Born in 1849 at Richmond, Quebec – Died January 18, 1885 at Sherbrooke, Quebec – Died the result of an accident from the careless handling of a pistol. – He was a son of the late judge Sanborn. – (Obit. 85).

SAUVAGEAU, George Eric (Rev., R.C.) – Superior of the College of Levis, Quebec – Died November 2, 1883 in Quebec City – (Obit. 83).

SAVAGE, Alfred – Died January 17, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Railway accident – (ADS 83).

SAVAGE, John – Died November 4, 1886, Quebec – Crushed by falling box. – (ADS 86).

SAVARD and wife, and an unknown lady and child – Died September 20, 1882, Saguenay, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

SAVARD, J. B. – Died March 19, 1883 in Quebec – Asphyxiated by foul air in a cellar – (ADS 83).

SAX, Pierre (Rev.) – R. C. Priest – Born November 11, 1822 – Died December 19, 1881, St. Romuald, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

SCHMIDT, Samuel B. – M.D. – Born in 1826 in Montreal, Quebec – Died November 4, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 80-81).

SCHULTZE, Eleonora (Mrs.) – Born in Austria – Died October 27, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged over 103 – (DL 86).

SCOTT, Henry Stewart – For many years head of the hardware firm H. S. Scott & Co., Quebec – Died April 22, 1883 in Quebec City aged 75 – (Obit. 83).

SCOTT, James G. – For many years Manager at Chicoutimi, Quebec, for Messrs. Price Brothers & Co. – Died March 14, 1885 at Quebec City, aged 59 – Died suddenly. – (Obit. 85).

SCOTT, Wm. Edward – M.D. (1844), Professor of Anatomy, McGill University, Montreal – Native of London, England – Died May 24, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Montreal at an early age. – (Obit. 83).

SEARLE, George – Insurance agent from Montreal – Died June 29, 1883, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died in the expolsion of several kegs of powder stored in the warehouse of the hardware store of J. H. Ashdown. – (JRO 83).

SEERS – Died August 5, 1886 at Beauharnois, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

SELWYN, Matilda Charlotte (Mrs.) – Died September 27, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Dr. A. R. C. Selwin, F.R.S., Director of the Canadian Geological Survey – (Obit. 82).

SEVERANCE : a young lad, son of Mr. Severance – Died July 4, 1884 at Lennoxville, Quebec – Drowned in the Massawippi River – (JRO 84).

SEWELL, Edmund W. – Shipbuilder – Died February 3, 1882 at Lévis, Quebec, aged 54 – He was a son of the late Col. John Sewell, C.M.G. – (Obit. 82).

SEWELL, Frances Georgina (Mrs. Davenport) – Died December 7, 1885 at Balham, England – Daughter of the late Hon. Chief Justice Sewell, of Quebec, and widow of Major Trevor Davenport, of the 1st Royals – (Obit. 85).

SEWELL, Hy. Doyle (Rev.), M.A. – Vicar of Hedcorn, Kent, England (1850-86) – Died March 19, 1886 at Headcorn, Kent, England, aged 80 – He was the fourth son of the late Chief Justice Sewell of Lower Canada. – (Obit. 86).

SEWELL, James Arthur, M.A., M.D. – Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Laval University, Quebec – Died October 2, 1883 in Quebec City aged 73 – He was a son of the late Chief Justice Sewell. – (Obit. 83).

SEXTON, J. P – Recorder of Montreal, Quebec – deceased – Successor appointed on October 7, 1880 – (PAPS Quebec 80-81).

SEXTON, Jas. P. (Rev., R.C.) – Vicar at St. Roch, Quebec – Died August 21, 1885 at St. Roch, Quebec – (Obit. 85).

SEXTON, John Ponsonby, Q.C. – Recorder of Montreal – Born June 11, 1807 in Quebec City – Died March 18, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – From 1835 to 1840 he was editor of the Irish Advocate. – (Obit. 80-81).

SEYBOLD, Wm. – Died January 27, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec aged 34 – Suicides while insane – (ADS 83).

SHANNON, Alex. – Died November 11, 1882 in Montreal – Jumps into St. Mary's current – (ADS 82).

SHARPLES, Celina (Madame) (née Caron) – 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).

SHARPLES, Wm. – Senior partner of the firm of W. & J. Sharples, lumber exporters, Quebec – Born October 17, 1841 in Quebec – Died November 10, 1886 in Quebec – He was the son of the late Hon. Jno. Sharples, M.L.C. He married in 1872, Célina, daughter of the late Hon. R. E. Caron, Lieut. Gov. of Quebec. She died in 1883. – (Obit. 86).

SHAW, Robert – Merchant – Born in 1799 in Glasgow, Scotland – Died February 25, 1882 in Quebec – Came to Canada at 15 years of aged and established himself in Quebec – (Obit. 82).

SHAW, Wm. D. – Founder of the Agassiz Association of Montreal – Died in August, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 19 – (Obit. 86).

SHEA – Died October 24, 1882 in Quebec – While under the influence of Chloroform – (ADS 82).

SHEHYN, Edward – Died November, 1879, Berthier, Quebec aged 100 – He was the father of Mr. Josheph Shehyn, M.P.P., Quebec City – (Obit. 79).

SHEPPARD, Wm. Grut – Post Office Inspector for Quebec Postal Division (1861-86) – Born September 14, 1828 – Died February 13, 1886 at Quebec – He was the son of the late Peter Sheppard, Esq., of Quebec. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, his father's native place. His brother, Capt. H. C. Sheppard, is A. D. C. to the Lieut. Gov. of Quebec. – (Obit. 86).

SHERIFF, Chas. – Died June 21, 1886 at Pointe St. Claire, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

SICARD de CARUFEL, Joseph Theophile (Rev., R.C.) – Curé of Ste. Anne de la Perade, Quebec, and titulary canon of the Cathedral, Three Rivers, Quebec – Died December 26, 1884 – (Obit. 84).

SIGOUIN, Zoé (Madame Chapleau) – 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).

SIMARD, Adolphe – Died November 6, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 30 – Crushed under a load of planks – (ADS 86).

SIMARD, J. – Died April 25, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec aged 5 – Scalded to death – (ADS 83).

SIMARD, Joseph of St. Féréol, Quebec – Died February 8, 1885 at Lake Simon, Quebec – Burned to death in a wooden shanty where he was sleeping. – (JRO 85).

SIMARD, Margaret (Mrs.) – Died April 15, 1879, La Jeunne Lorette, Quebec aged 102 – (JRO 79).

SIMONS, Ann (Mrs.) – Born Quebec – Died April 22, 1880, Ballyclough, Ind. (or rather Iowa?) aged 107 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

SIMPSON, Thomas – Insurance Agent – Born at Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland – Died September 28, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He had resided in Montreal for 30 years. – (Obit. 84).

SIMPSON, Wm. B. – Late Collector of Customs at Montreal – Born in 1818 in Canada – Died June 3, 1883 at Coteau Landing, Quebec – He was accorded all the honours of a Masonic funeral. He was the only son of the late Mr. John Simpson, at one time private sec'y of Lord Dalhousie, by the widow of Mr. Roebuck, father of the lat Rt. Hon. J. A. Roebuck. – (Obit. 83).

SIPPELL, John G., C.E. – Superintending Engineer of the Government Canal Works in Quebec – Born May 1, 1816 at Boonville, New York, U.S.A. – Died September 26, 1879, Lachine, Quebec – He was sprung from those brave men who, in the early part of the seventeenth century, came from Holland to America. He came to Canada while in the prime of life. He married the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Stephen Richard, of Brockville, Ontario. – (Obit. 79).

SLOTT, Irving – Died June 26, 1886 at Lacolle, Quebec aged 10 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

SMILLIE, James – Engraver – Born November 23, 1807 in Edinburgh, Scotland – Died December 4, 1885 at Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A., where he had resided since 1874 – He came to Canada with his parents in 1821. He became a resident of Quebec, where he remained up to 1830, in which year he took up his residence in New York. – (Obit. 85).

SMITH, Chas. Farquharson – Manager of the Bank of B. N. A., at Quebec – Died August 13, 1883 at Quebec City aged 55 – (Obit. 83).

SMITH, Chas., of Quebec – Seaman – 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).

SMITH, David (Mrs.) – Born in Fifeshire, Scotland – Died September 18, 1883 in Bosanquet, Quebec aged 101 years and 11 months – (DL 83).

SMITH, George (Lieut.-Col.) – Shipping master of Montreal – Born in 1815 – Died October 4, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada when a boy. – (Obit. 84).

SMITH, Hy. – Died November 10, 1886, Lachine Bridge, Quebec – Fractures his skull – (ADS 86).

SMITH, Mary Higgins – Born in Cavan, Ireland – Died April 2, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 103 – (DL 84).

SMITH, Matilda (Lady Allan) – Died June 11, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec, aged 53 – Wife of Sir Hugh Allan of Ravenscrag, Montreal, to whom she was united in 1844. – (Obit. 80-81).

SMITH, Thonrton Rudolf – Advocate (1857) – Died June 26, 1885 at his residence, Gros Pin, near Quebec City, aged 75 – (Obit. 85).

SOUGRAINE (Mrs.) – Died in June, 1883 – Her husband, Louis Sougraine, an Indian, is proved not guilty of her murder on April 16, 1884 in the Ct. of Queen's Bench, Quebec – (JRO 84).

SPEDON, Andrew Learmont – Author and journalist – Born August 21, 1831 in Edinburgh, Scotland – Died September 26, 1884 at Paget, Bermuda, West Indies – While yet a child emigrated with his parents to Canada. He lived in Quebec. He removed to Bermuda owing to failing health. – (Obit. 84).

ST. HILAIRE (Mr.) – Born in Quebec – Died in December, 1883 in Quebec City aged 104 – (DL 83).

ST. OMER, Father L'is T. (an ecclesiastic) – Died July 7, 1882, Caughnawaga, Quebec aged 23 – Drowned – (ADS 82).

ST. OURS, Hermine (Madame) (née Duschesnay) – Died November 11, 1884 at the Manor House, St. Ours, Quebec – Relict of the Hon. Roch de St. Ours, M.L.C. of L. Can., and subsequently Sheriff of Montreal. She represented in her person and by marriage two of the oldest and most distinguised families of the Province of Quebec – the St. Ours and the Duchesnays. Left a widow at 29, she devoted the remainder of her life to the education of her children, and to works of religion and charity. – (Obit. 84).

St. PIERRE (Mrs.) – Died July 7, 1886, Vge St. Gabriel, Quebec, near Montreal – Burnt ot death – (ADS 86).

STANFELD, James – M.D., Surgeon Major of the Queen's Own Canadian Hussars (1868) – Died July 27, 1884 at St. Ambroise, Quebec – He was accorded the honours of a military funeral. – (Obit. 84).

STEPHENS, Harrison – Retired merchant – Born in 1801 in Jamaica, Vermont, U.S.A. – Died May 16, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec – His second son, Mr. G. W. Stephens, represents Montreal Centre in the Quebec Assembly. – (Obit. 80-81).

STEPHENSON, Helen Gwendolen – Died September 4, 1885 at sea on board the Allan Steamer Parisian – Wife of Russell Stephenson, Esq., one of the Commrs. of the Trust and Loan Co. of Canada. She had resided in Montreal, Quebec for some years and was a sister of the Countess of Dufferin. – (Obit. 85).

STEPHENSON, Joseph – Died May 28, 1879, Valleyfield, Quebec – Drowned while out fishing – (JRO 79).

STEVENS, Relief Jane (Mrs.) – Died July 12, 1882 at Waterloo, Quebec aged 66 – Wife of Hon. G. G. Stevens, Senator, to whom she was united in marriage in 1847 – (Obit. 82).

STEWART, Donald McLean – Late Crown Timber Agent at Quebec – Died November 1, 1884 at Quebec aged 72 – (Obit. 84).

STRIKER, Gideon – M. P. P. for Prince Edward in the Ontario Assembly (1872-83) – Native of the County of Prince Edward, Ontario – Died October 6, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Died suddenly – (Obit. 86).

STUART – Judge of the Vice Admiralty Ct. of the City of Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed on October 3, 1884 – (PAPS Dominion 84).

STUART, Andrew Chas. (Lt.-Col.) – Lt.-Col. 8th batt. Royal Rifles, V.M. – Died March 11, 1883 in Quebec aged 37 – Died the result of a fall from his horse – He was a son of the Hon. Justice Andrew Stuart, of the Superior Court of Quebec. He married Agnes Logan, daughter of the late Hon. Justice Gale. She died in 1875. – (Obit. 83).

STUART, Geo. Okill (Hon.), Q.C. (1854) – Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court of Quebec (1873) – Born October 12, 1807 at York (now Toronto, Ontario) – Died March 5, 1884 at Quebec – He was one of a family, many of the members of which have distinguished themselves in Canada, and have left names which will not soon be forgotten. He was the son of the late Dr. Stuart, for many years Archdeacon of Kingston, and grandson of the Rev. John Stuart, a clergyman of the Church of England, who at the close of the revolutionary war, left the U.S. to settle in Canada. His mother was a daughter of General Brooks, of Medford, for several years Governor of Massachusetts. G. O. Stuart pursued his legal studies with his father's brother, Mr. (afterwards Sir James) Stuart. He married Margaret Black Stacey, niece of the late Hon. Hy. Black, C.B., who survives him. – (Obit. 84).

SUBOIGER, Anna – Died June 12, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Suicide by poison – (ADS 86).

SULLIVAN, Arthur E. – Died January 3, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Accidentally killed by collison of two fire reels – (ADS 86).

SULLIVAN, Emily Delatre (Lady Hinks) – Born in 1811 in India – Died May 14, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Hon. Sir Francis Hincks, K.C.M.C., C.B., to whom she was united, 1875, she being then the relict of Hon. Justice R. B. Sullivan of Toronto – (Obit. 80-81).

SULLIVAN, John – Died September 19, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 82).

SUMMERLEY, Robt. – Died May 31, 1886 at St. Canut, Quebec – Drowned – (ADS 86).

SUMNER, Geo, jr. (Mr.), of Montreal, Quebec – Died on or shortly after November 17, 1886 in Lake St. Francis – His drowned body is not recovered until in the following year – Son of Mr. Geo. Sumner, of Hodgson & Sumner – (JRO 86).

SUTTON, Jas., of Quebec – Purser – Died February 10, 1882 at sea between New York and Porto Rico aged about 30 – Lost in the founder of the steamer Bahama in a hurricane – (JRO 82).

SUTTON, Wm. (Mr.), of Morton Lake, Quebec – Died September 6, 1885 – Dies from a wound caused by the accidental explosion of a pistol in his own hand. – (JRO 85).

SUZOR, Cyrille Theodore – Advocate – Born November 5, 1833 in Quebec – Died June 4, 1882 in Quebec – (Obit. 82).

SWAIL, Mrs. – Died July 16, 1886 at Côte des Neiges, Quebec – Falls into a cellar – (ADS 86).

SWEET – Died March 26, 1886 in St. Lambert, Quebec – Railway accident. – (ADS 86).

SWEET (Rev.) – Presbyterian minister – Died August 6, 1883 in the Straits of Belle Isle on the steamship Manitoban – Cuts his throat, and jumps overboard. His body is recovered, and taken to Quebec, where it is interred. – (JRO 83).

SYKES, Rev. J. S. – Pastor of Trinity Church, Port Champlain, Quebec – Died September 13, 1878, Port Champlain, Quebec – (Obit. 78).

SYMINGTON, Thomas – Managing Director of the Shedden Company – Born in 1837 in Lanark, Scotland – Died August 6, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1858. – (Obit. 79).



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