Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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WALKER – Engine driver – Died February 26, 1885 between Assemetquaghan and Millstream (Quebec) – Railway accident. – (JRO 85).

WALKER, Eliza Yule (Mrs.) – Died September 15, 1882 at Chambly Canton, Quebec – Wife of Maj. Genl. Fitzwilliam Walker, late R.C. Rifles – (Obit. 82).

WALKER, Fitz William (Maj.-Genl.) – Late Lt.-Colonel commanding the Royal Canadian Rifle Regt. – Died March 24, 1884 at Chambly Canton, Quebec, where he had long resided, aged 69 – He married in 1844 Miss Eliza Yule, of Chambly (she died 1882). – (Obit. 84).

WALLER, Samuel – M. D. – Born in 1803 – Died July 30, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – He was a brother of the late Mr. Jocelyn Waller, and of the late Sir Robert and Charles Waller, of Newport, Ireland – (Obit. 78).

WALSH – Died August 11, 1885 – Run into by a train and killed whilst driving over the Blue Bonnet's crossing of the Lachine branch of the G. T. R. – (JRO 85).

WARD, Fanny (Mrs.) – Died in 1886 (in Montreal, Quebec) – Widow of Mr. Geo. Ward – A well known physician, named Dr. Crevier, is arrested on a charge of wilful murder by malpractice on the deceased, the report of a post-mortem disclosing blood poisoning caused by recent abortion – (JRO 86, see October 27, 1886).

WARD, Wellington – Died February, 1884 at Capelton, Quebec – Dies from food poisoning. His wife, Mrs. Melissa Ward, is charged with murder but is acquitted. She also faces a murder charge in the death by poisoning of John Rothwell, a man with whom she boarded. Her trial is postponed until March, 1885. – (JRO 84).

WARREN, Samuel Russell – Organ manufacturer – Born in 1809 at Tiverton, Rhode Island, U.S.A. – Died July 30, 1882 at Silver Spring, near Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. – He removed to Montreal in 1836, and to Toronto in 1878 – (Obit. 82).

WASHBURN, Wm. – Registrar of the Co. Ottawa (Quebec) – Born in 1845 at Hull, Quebec – Died June 3, 1886 at Hull, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

WASHBURN, Wm. – Regr. County of Ottawa, Quebec – Deceased, successor appointed in August, 1886 – (PAPS Quebec 86).

WATSO, Louis – Chief of the Abenakis Indians – Born in Quebec – Died July 13, 1883 at Lake George, New York, U.S.A. aged 107 – (DL 83).

WEILBRENNER, Remi Claude – M.D. – Died December 2, 1883 at Boucherville, Quebec aged 80 – He was co. seigneur of the seigniory of Boucherville – (Obit. 83).

WELLS, Jas. Pendelton – Sheriff of Prescott and Russell – Born in 1803 in Montreal, Quebec – Died February 26, 1880, Vankleek Hill, Ontario – One of his sons is Mr. R. M. Wells, M.P.P., late Speaker of the Assembly, Toronto. – (Obit. 80-81).

WESTGATE, E. D. – Died April 24, 1885 at Lachine, Quebec aged 37 – Smothered to death while sleeping in a room over his father's store during a fire in the building. – (JRO 85).

WESTLOVER, David (Lt.-Col) – One of the largest farmers in the Eastern Townships – Died January 13, 1886 at his residence near Frelighsburgh, Quebec aged 77 – He was an elder brother of Col. Asa Westover, so well known in connection with the defence of Eccles Hill, at the time of the last Fenian raid. – (Obit. 86).

WHALEN, Patrick, keeper of the lighthouse at Bird Rock, and his son – Died April 14, 1880, Magdalen Islands, Quebec – Frozen to death while seal fishing – (JRO 80-81).

WHISTLER, Fred. – Died July 21, 1886 on Dumoine River (Quebec) – Drowned while breaking a log jam. – (ADS 86).

WHITE, Helen Ruth (Mrs.) (née Macdougall) – Died November, 24, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 23 – Wife of Mr. Robert S. White (of the Montreal Gazette) to whom she had been married not quite two years. She was a daughter of Mr. Geo. Macdougall, of Montreal. – (Obit. 84).

WHITNEY, N. S. – A Montreal merchant – Born December 2, 1820 at Frelighsburgh, Quebec – Died May 31, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He was a descendant of loyalists. – (Obit. 83).

WHITTAKER, George (Rev.) – R. C. Clergyman – Born August 30, 1843 at Rawdon, Quebec – Died December 2, 1879, Rawdon, Quebec – (Obit. 79).

WILKES, Hy. (Rev. Cong.), M.A. (1833), D.D. (1850), LL.D. (1870) – Born June 21, 1805 in Birmingham, England – Died November 17, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada with his family in 1820. He was married four times. – (Obit. 86).

WILKINS, Armold – Died June 14, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Suicide by shooting – (ADS 83).

WILLCHE, Albert – Died February 20, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – Suicides by hanging – (ADS 83).

WILLIAMS, Anthony – Died July 31, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Wharf accident – (ADS 82).

WILLIAMS, Miles – A retired brewer – Born in 1824 in Montreal, Quebec – Died November 11, 1886 at his residence, ''Trafalgar Place'', Côte-des-Neiges, Quebec – He succeeded his father, the late Miles Williams, Sr, in the extensive brewing business established by the latter. – (Obit. 86).

WILLIAMS, W. B. – Commercial traveller of Montreal, Quebec – Died August 3, 1885 at Newburgh, Ontario – Fatally injured by jumping from a railway train in motion. – (JRO 85).

WILLIAMS, Wm. Snell – Collector of Customs at Coaticook, Quebec (1853) – Died May 25, 1885 at Coaticook, Quebec aged 60. – (Obit. 85).

WILSON, Andrew – Montreal newspaper proprietor – Born in 1822 near Edinburgh, Scotland – Died October 24, 1879, Oak Orchard Beach, Massachussetts, U.S.A. – He came with his family to Montreal, Quebec in 1834. – (Obit. 79).

WILSON, Anne Tracey (Mrs.) – Died February 7, 1879 in Montreal – Relict of Hon. Chas. Wilson, Senator, with whom she got married in 1835. She was a sister of the late Dr. Daniel Tracey, M.P.P., editor of the Montreal Vindicator. – (Obit. 79).

WILSON, Charles – Senator for the Rigaud Electoral Division, Quebec – deceased – Successor appointed on January 4, 1878 – (PAPS Dominion 78).

WILSON, Thos. – Head of the well-known hardware firm of Thos. Wilson & Co., Montreal – Died June 5, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 85).

WILY, Thos (Lt-Col.) – A retired Volunteer Militia officer – Born March 31, 1807 at the Cape of Good Hope – Died July 8, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1836. – (Obit. 86).

WOLFE, W. – Died August 27, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 40– Falls down hatch of steamship. – (ADS 86).

WOLFF, Jas. Fitzgerald – M.D. – Born December 14, 1819 at Kingston, Ontario – Died July 30, 1880 in Quebec – Son of late Lt. Col. Wolff, of Valcartier, Quebec. – (Obit. 80-81).

WOOD, Robt. – Insurance agent – Born in 1812 in London, England – Died December 15, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – (Obit. 86).

WOODWORTH, Archie – Died June 26, 1886 at Lacolle, Quebec aged 13 – Drowned – (ADS 86).

WORKMAN, William – Merchant and banker, Mayor of Montreal from 1868 to 1870 – Born in 1806 near Lisburn, Ireland – Died February 23, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – He was the descendant of an old English family, his ancestors from the time of Cromwell having resided in Ireland. He came to Canada and settled in Montreal in May, 1829, ten years later than his brother Benjamin. His parents settled on a farm in the vicinity of New Glasgow – (Obit. 78).

WREN – Died October 17, 1886, 8 miles from Bryson, Quebec – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

WRIGHT, Louise (Mrs.) – Died January 18, 1879, Hull, Quebec aged 82 – Relict of the late Lt.-Col. Tiberius Wright, and mother of Mr. Alonzo Wright, M.P. for Ottawa (County) – (Obit. 79).

WRIGHT, William McKay, B.A., B.C.L., ex-M.P. for Pontiac, in the House of Commons (1872-78) – Born November 12, 1840 at Hull, Quebec – Died December 17, 1882 at New Edinburgh, near Ottawa, Ontario – A grandson of Philemon Wright, who was the founder of Colonization in the Ottawa valley – (Obit. 82).

WURTELE, Louisa Sophia (Mrs.) (née Campbell) – Native of Quebec City – Died April 2, 1886 at Sorel, Quebec, aged 85 – Widow of the late onathan Wurtele, Esq., M.P.P., Seigneur of River David. She was a daughter of Archibald Campbell, a U. E. loyalist, by Charlotte Saxton. Her parents were married in New York by the Military chaplain during the siege. On of her sons (the Hon. J. S. C. Wurtele), is now a Puisné udge of the Surperior Court of Quebec. – (Obit. 86).

YOUNG, Hon. John – Member of the Corporation of the Harbor Commissioners of Montreal (Quebec) – deceased – Successor appointed on May 25, 1878 – (PAPS Dominion 78).

YULE, John – Seigneur of Chambly – Died November 27, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec, aged 74 – His son, Wm. Andrew, is a Major in H. M's. 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers. – (Obit. 86).



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