January 5, 1848
SHAW - We regret exceedingly to learn that on Thursday, the 2nd instant, a young child about three years of age, the son of Mr. Vincent Shaw, of Townsend, was accidentally killed by his own brother. The melancholy particulars are as follows: Mr. Shaw, who had loaded a gun for the purpose of shooting a deer, had left it in its usual place without informing any of his family. The gun was taken down by one of Mr. Shaw's sons, and while in the act of picking the tube with a pin, the gun discharged and the ball passed through the head of the child who had been standing in range of the gun, unknown to the young man. The child expired almost immediately.
STEWART - We hear that a lamentable and fatal accident occurred last Saturday to a man named Dincan Stewart, residing in Puslinch. It appears he had been in the regular habit of drinking too freely, and in one of those fits caused by intemperance, had fallen into the fireplace and, being unable to extricate himself, had then actually burned to death. His funeral took place on the 27th. It was likewise stated as a fact that the wife of the unfortunate man was also burned to death about nine months ago from the sane cause. Such dreadful results of degrading vice are indeed painful to the extreme and truly fearful of contemplation.
THOMPSON, STAFFORD - An inquest was held on the 21st ultimo at the house of Mr. O. B. Hart, Portland Inn, Portland, before John Grundy, Esq., of Sydenham, one of Her Majesty's coroners for the Midland District touching the death of John Douny Thompson, farmer, and William Stafford, blacksmith, who were found drowned in Silver Lake. It appears that Thompson had been down to pay his rates to Mr. James Spike and that Stafford, who worked close to Mr. Spike's, accompanied Thompson on the road home. Both parties were sober as appeared from the evidence of Mr. Edward Shoults who was the last person that saw them alive. They called at his, Shoults', house and asked if he thought the ice was good, but he told them he had not been on the ice this year, therefore could give no information, but advised them by all means to stay all night with him. Stafford would have done so, but Thompson said he would go home, if he lived, and remarked that the ice would not let a man like him in. Of course his non‑arrival caused his family some uneasiness, but still they thought he might be staying with some one on the road, but not appearing, the neighbours were informed, and search commenced. The first articles discovered were their caps, and Stafford's mitts, which were frozen in the ice. The bodies were soon found in about 20 feet of water. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts.
January 8, 1848
CROWLY - An unfortunate man named Timothy Crowly, a tailor, was found frozen to death at Preston on Sunday last. He had been drinking freely, and, getting into the open air, was seen to stumble and fall several times. At last he disappeared and next morning, the driver of the Guelph stage discovered him lifeless on the road, being frozen to death from exposure to the intensity of the cold that night.
January 12, 1848
NEAL (Niagara) - On Saturday, the 4th December last, an inquest was held by Peter Keefer, coroner, on view of the body of Catharine Neal , who was found drowned that morning in a mill race near the canal. From the evidence before the inquest, it appeared that the woman must have fallen off the bridge in crossing the race during the forepart of the night preceding. Verdict: accidental drowning.
CARLEY - On Monday, the 27th December, an inquest was held by Mr. Keefer on view of the body of Mark Carley, who was found dead about 10 o'clock a.m. that day, at the bottom of a ditch in rear of a new store lately finished in the village of Thorold. The evidence in the case before the inquest showed that the deceased had been more or less intoxicated since the 25th, and while in that state, had fallen into the ditch from which he was unable to extricate himself. Verdict accordingly.
STEWART (Cobourg) - We regret to learn that a respectable young man named Stewart hung himself in the woods in the vicinity of this town, Saturday last. At the time of the discovery, the body was found suspended by a handkerchief from the branch of a tree. It is stated that he was led to commit the dreadful crime through disappointed love.
January 15, 1848
FISHER - Died in this city, on the morning of the 13th instant, Mary Catherine, daughter of John Fisher, Esq. aged four years.
January 19, 1848
CAMERON - Died at her residence, Church Street, Berwick‑upon‑Tweed, on the morning of the 30th November, at a very advanced age, Mrs. Cameron, mother of John Cameron, Esq., Commercial Bark, Toronto.
SEWELL - Died in Montreal, of scarlet fever, on the 8th instant, Stephen Sewell, aged 4 years. On the 8th instant, Susan Hayden Sewell, aged 6 months. On the 10th , Jane Anne Sewell, aged 6 years and 8 months, the children of Stephen C. Sewell, Esq., M.D.
January 19, 1848
NELLES - Died suddenly at Grimsby, on Sunday, the 2nd instant, Maria, relict of the late Robert Nelles, Esq., aged 65 years.
NEVINS - A young man of the name of Thomas Nevins met with his death on Friday last in the following manner. He left his house in the morning to chop in the bush near his house, back of Mille Roches. As he did not return at the meal hour, his wife went out with his dinner, and after some search, found his body crushed by a tree which he had felled and lay on him crushing him to the earth. The deceased arrived here but lately from Montreal. He was in the prime of his life and has left a wife and one small child to mourn his untimely loss.
January 22, 1848
JONES - Died in this city, on Saturday morning last, after a few days' illness, Mr. O. Jones, aged 23 years. The deceased was a member of the Loyal Hamilton Lodge, I.O.O.F., M.U., and his remains were attended to the grave by the brethren of the Order, as well as by the members of the Engine Company, No. 2, in uniform, of which he was also a member.
O'CONNELLY - Died at his residence in Louth, on Saturday the 15th instant, James O'Connelly (a native of County Armagh, Ireland) at the advanced age of 103 years. Deceased served in the British army during the whole of the revolutionary war and was one of the first settlers in the Township of Gainsboro.
RUTTAN - It is with most sincere pain that we announce the death of Miss Margaret Ruttan, the sister of our kind contemporary of the "Star" which took place at her father's residence in Cobourg on Monday evening, the 10th instant.
January 26, 1848
REID - Died on the 19th instant, at his house in Panet Street, the Honourable James Reid, late Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the seventy‑ninth year of his age. He filled the judicial office of one of the Judges of the Court for a period of thirty‑three years, fifteen of which he presided as Chief Justice, and his administration of its functions during that long period shed a lustre alike upon the tribunal and the Judge.
Mr. Reid was admitted to the Bar in the year 1794. After a professional career marked by untiring industry and honourable conduct, he was, in May 1807, raised to the Bench as one of the Puisne Judges, the duties of which he performed with unsullied dignity as an upright, impartial and labourious Judge.
In the year 1823, he was elevated to the office of Chief Justice, and presided as such on the Bench until the year 1838 when the weight of declining years warned him to seek that repose
which befitted his advanced age and to enjoy the leisure to which, by a long and labourious life, he had become honourably entitled, and he resigned his office. In the discharge of his judicial labours, he was admired for his integrity, firmness, and unconquerable industry. After relinquishing office, Mr. Reid and his family visited Europe, and while in England, the honour of a knighthood was offered to him as a mark of the Royal approbation of his long and valuable services, but a long life of public service and a conscientious and faithful discharge of public duty had secured to him the esteem of his fellow‑citizens and conferred upon him a rank beyond the records of the Herald's office, or the fugitive honour of a title, and he declined accepting it.
As a judge, no man ever possessed more general respect and public confidence during his judicial career, and well did he deserve it, for no man ever devoted himself more conscientiously, with more scrupulous fidelity and zeal to the discharge of his public duties. His judgments were admirable for perspicuity of statement, conciseness, and clearness and without being eloquent in manner, they had the full effect of the best eloquence. He possessed a patience which no prolixity could exhaust, or equanimity which nothing could disturb. He had much moderation united with great firmness. His integrity was inflexible, his principles uncompromising.
His professional learning was extensive. It was the judicial accumulation of fifty years' steady devotion to the science as well as the practice of Jurisprudence. Mr. Reid always entertained the loftiest notion of the dignity and utility of the profession, and, while sitting on the Bench, endeavoured on all occasions to diffuse among the members of the Bar a deep sense of its importance and responsibility.
His public life was marked by a most consistent and uniform course. Amidst the frenzy of party spirit and political controversy, which too often agitated the public mind during his official life, he always stood with a steady inflexibility. To no court did he ever truckle ; to no party did he ever bend.
In private life, he was benevolent, charitable, kind, and hospitable. His virtue was stern and inflexib1e, adjusted indeed rather to the rigorous standard of ancient morality than to the less elevated maxims of the modern code. Full of years and honours, he has left behind him an example which many of his profession may endeavour to imitate, but very few can hope to excel.
January 29, 1843
MCNAB - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Donald, the youngest son of Daniel McNab, Esq., aged 2 years and 10 months.
AYLESWORTH - Died of consumption, in Hamilton, on Tuesday, the 25th instant, Emma jane, wife of Philander Aylesworth. aged 29 years.
January 29, 1848
D'ALBISE - Died on the 18th December, at his chambers in the Albany, London, Lieutenunt‑General, Sir Charles D'Albise, Colonel of the 4th Dragoons, which regiment he joined in 1793 and never had a commission in any other.
FAWCETT - On the 11th ultimo, an inquest was held by Richard Graham, Esq., at the house of Mr. Lewis Palmer, Bertie, on the body of Richard Fawcett, shoemaker, who was found dead in the public highway, it appeared from the evidence that thedeceased had been under the influence of liquor the previous evening and had fallen from his horse, and perished from the inclemency of the weather. The jury returned a verdict accordingly.
February 2, 1848
BRADFORD - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 29th January, aged 56 years, Lieut. William Bradford, late of Her Majesty's 8th Regiment of foot, eldest son of Hunter Bradford, Esq., of County Down, Ireland.
CHAMBERS - Died at his residence in Kingston, on Tuesday, William Chambers, sr., Esq., aged 64 years.
HARVEY - Died in Kingston, on Sunday last, the 23rd ultimo, Alfred Theopholus Harvey, aged three years, son of John Harvey of that city.
MCKAY - Died at Bath, on Sunday, the 16th ultimo, of smallpox, Mr. William Norton McKay, aged 25, only son of W. J. McKay, Esq.
MARKHAM - Died in Oxford, England, on the 30th December, Osborne Markham, Esq., late Captain in H. M. 32nd Regiment of foot.
PERKINS - It is our painful duty to record a melancholy occurrence which took place yesterday morning about 5 o'clock, at the People's Hotel, Notre Dame Street, Mr. Hutton Perkins, former proprietor of the "Montreal Times" newspaper, having terminated his existence by cutting his throat. The unfortunate man expired almost immediately, and his remains were interred at 9 o'clock next evening. On the inquest held by Colonel DeSalaberry, it was elicited that the deceased had only arrived in town a few days previously from Chatham, C.W., when he had been extremely unfortunate in business. This combined with other causes led,it is supposed, to a temporary aberration of mind during which he committed the fatal deed.
February 5, 1848
OSBORNE - Died yesterday morning, of scarlet fever, James McIntyre, youngest son of James Osborne, esq., aged two years and eight months.
WHITE - Died in Kingston, the 1st February, after a few days' illness, Mr. William H. White, aged 20 years.
February 9, 1848
MCDONNELL - Died in Kingston, on Friday last, after a long nad severe illness which she bore with great Christian fortitude, Sarah, the wife of Mr. Thomas McConnell, in the 53rd year of her age.
February 12, 1848
JAMESON - Died at Saltfleet, on Monday, the 17th day of January, of smallpox, Mr. Robert Jameson, native of this place, aged 38 years.
February 16, 1848
AIKMAN - Died on Sunday morning, at his father's residence, Barton, of smallpox, Mr. John A. W. Aikman, third son of Michael Aikman.
RHUDDY - On Monday morning, an inquest was held before Thomas Gillespy, Esq. on the bodies of Thomas Rhuddy and his wife who were found dead in a small hovel which they occupied on the corner of Gore and Catharine streets. We regret to add that the miserable couple put a period to their existence by the use of that which may be considered the curse of Canada ‑ whiskey. They have only been residents of Hamilton for a few months and from the papers which were found in their house, it appeared that the man has been at one time in comfortable circumstances. Various notes to leading merchants in Montreal which had been cancelled prove that Rhuddy kept a grocery store, and subsequently a tavern in that city. He arrived here during the summer, and for a month past, kept a small grocery in which were discovered bread, tobacco, pipes, apples, and also, most profitable of all, whiskey. The scene which met the coroner's eye on entering the abode of misery was truly sickening. In a sort of front room, not more than six feet square, was a counter, and behind it one or two shelves containing a few cakes, and a couple of jars of liquor of some description. In an inner room, lay the man and woman on a parcel of rags in a state of filth and misery almost indescribable. Rhuddy lay upon his side with his hands extended over his head, while his wife was stretched upon her back and reclined across the body, or rather upon the legs of her husband. At the head of the woman and within reach of her arm
stood a bottle of whiskey, partially consumed, and a half‑pint measure nearly full of the same liquor. Along side of the man stood a small pail which had evidently contained whiskey, whilst, to show that want had no part in the dreadful tragedy, a pot of meat lay by the fireplace, and bread, cheese and butter were spread on the table. The evidence was clear and conclusive. A son of the deceased, about 7 years of age, who was first examined, proved that both the father and mother had been drunk constantly for some time.
The poor little fellow was found lying between his parents sound asleep, his head pillowed upon their dead bodies, and when awoke appeared perfectly unconscious of the loss he had sustained. He stated that his mother died early in the morning and his father about dark on Sunday, the latter immediately after drinking about a bottle full of whiskey. One, Curtiss, a stage driver testified to having gone into the house about ten o'clock on Sunday night and finding the man and woman insensible, thought they must be dead or dying. He accordingly returned with a lanthorn and† found the bodies quite rigid, with the little boy sleeping soundly in the centre. Dr. Duggan examined the bodies, and found the lungs, stomach, and bowels much congested with blood; the hearts and livers were enlarged. The doctor had no doubt that death had been produced by intemperance and exposure. Several of the neighbours testified to the habitual drunkenness of both man and wife, and also to the fre quest ill‑treatment of the child. The jury returned a verdict that deceased had died from intemperance and exposure to cold.
February 19, 1848
BABINGTON - Died at Dundas, on Thursday morning, at twenty minutes past 12 o'clock, after a severe illness of sixteen days, Benjamin Babington, Esq., fifth son of the late Dev. Charles H. Babington, Herefordshire, England, in the 33rd year of his age.
Friends in Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, and neighbourhood are respectfully requested to attend the funeral of the deceased from his late residence to the place of interment at Flamboro this day (Saturday) at one o'clock, p.m. without further notice.
TRILLER - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, of intermittent fever, after an illness of two weeks and two days, George Young, only son of John Triller, Esq., aged 10 years. Funeral to take place from his father's residence to‑morrow (Sunday) at two o'clock, p.m.
February 23, 1848
PARKER - Died at Caledonia Springs, on the 23rd ultimo, after a protracted and painful illness which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, Elizabeth Bostwick, wife of Mr. Alexander Parker, aged 36.
February 26, 1848
GUNN - Died in Kingston on Monday evening, of consumption, Mr. William Gunn, aged 35. The deceased was highly respected not only by a numerous circle of friends but by the community generally. His disinterested exertions whilst for a long period connected with the Fire Department will always be remembered with gratitude by the public and the exercise of his many virtues as a husband, father and friend endeared him to those who were most intimately acquainted with him. The deceased was a member and elective officer in the Commercial Lodge of the I.O.O.F, M.U., in that city.
March 1, 1848
ADAMS - The Hon. John Quincey Adams, formerly President of the United States, and one of the most eminent statesmen which the Republic has produced, died in Washington on Thursday last at the advanced age of 81. The venerable gentleman was engaged in attending to his senatorial duties at the time. His illness was of but two days' duration.
GEDDES - In this city on .Saturday morning, the 25th ultimo, at his brother's residence, Andrew Geddes, Jun., Esq., aged 24 years.
CLARK - Died in Kingston on Tuesday, the 15th ultimo, Wilhemina Athelia, infant daughter of Mr. C. Clark, aged 1 year and 8 months.
Clark - Died on Thursday, the l7th ultimo, Medora Amantha, third daughter of Mr. C. Clark, aged 3 years and 5 months.
CLARK - Died on Wednesday, the 23rd ultimo, Rachael Ann, daughter of Mr. C. Clark, aged eleven years.
BENN - Died in Kingston, on Saturday the 19th ultimo, Mr. W. Benn, city surveyor.
NOBLE - Died in Kingston, on Sunday, the 20th ultimo, Mr. James Noble, Clerk of the Market, aged 53 years
PETERS - Died at Fredericton, N.B., on the 3rd ultimo, after a short but severe illness, in the 76th year of his age, the Hon. Charles Jeffreys Peters, H.Mís Attorney General in that province, and a member of the Executive and Legislative Councils, leaving a large family to lament their sudden and melancholy bereavement.
March 8, 1848
ABBOT (Kingston) - On the afternoon of Thursday as Capt. Abbot, sailing master of the steamer "Ireland',' was engaged in hoisting a mast on board the steamer "Queen Victoria",he was accidentally precipitated from the deck into the hold, striking his head with so much violence as to produce concussion of the brain. He lingered in a state of insensibility until last evening when he died. Capt. Abbot was very generally esteemed in this city.
March 11, 1848
PEEBLES - Died on Sunday last, the 5th instant, after an illness of eight days, Mathew, youngest son of Mr. M. Peebles, Brock Road, aged one year, two months, and nineteen days.
PATERSON - Died at Toronto, on the 1st instant, David Paterson, Jun., eldest son of Mr. David Paterson, merchant, in the 20th year of his age, after long and painful suffering which he endured with great fortitude.
March 15, 1848
GROVES - Died at the Canada Company's Office, Frederick street, Toronto, on the 9th instant, Mrs. Ann Groves.
YOUNG - Died at his residence, Vaughan, on the 24th ultimo, James Young, Esq., in the 54th year of his age.
WILSON - Died at Amherstburg, on the 2nd instant, in the 21st year of his age. John Sullivan Wilson, youngest son of the late John Wilson, Esq., of that place.
March 22, 1848
RICHARDSON - Died in Niagara, on the 19th instant, Charles Richardson, Esq., for the last twenty years Clerk of the Peace of the Niagara District.
March 25, 1848
OSBORNE - Died at Beamsville, on Wednesday morning, the 15th instant, Jane Kerr, wife of John R. Osborne, Esq.
March 29, 1848
CASE - Died this morning at his residence near this city, after a protracted illness of nearly four months, Dr. William Case, aged 72 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend his funeral on Friday afternoon at three o'clock.
March 29, 1848
DALLYN - Died in this city yesterday, Louisa, only daughter of Mr. J. E. Dallyn, aged four years and three months.
KETCHESON - Died on Tuesday morning last, aged 88 years, 3 months, and 7 days, William Ketcheson, formerly of Sidney, but latterly of the town of Belleville. His remains were conducted to their last home by a numerous family extending to the fifth generation, and by a very large body of friends of the relatives
The deceased was a native of Haden, Yorkshire, England, and was born 7th July, 1759, left his native land in June 1773, and landed in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1776, he joined the British Standard, and was with General Hough through the campaign of 1777. In 1778, he joined Col. Emerick's corps, and in '79 he was drafted into the British. Was at the taking of Charleston, and then marched through south and North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. He served in Tarlton's Dragoons under Lord Cornwallis, was made prisoner in Yorktown, Virginia, and sent as such to Lancaster in Pennsylvania. The winter following, he made his escape to New York; in 1783, he went to Nova Scotia and remained there one year; then came with his family to Kingston.
He was one of the first settlers of the County of Hastings, and certainly few men live to enjoy the reputation of a good citizen more deservedly than he. The large offspring from his loins, with so little reproach that could be attached to them, must have been a consolation to his declining years, and few men leave this world with a posterity so generally valuable and creditable to their country.
April 5, 1848
SNELLING - Died on Wednesday last, at the residence of his father, at Galt, Mr. William Snelling, tailor, late of this city, aged 24 years.
CRAWFORD - Died at Burnside, Scarboro, on Wednesday, the 29th ultimo, John Crawford, Sen., formerly of Birkhead Dairy, Ayrshire, Scotland, aged 58.
GREEN - At the residence of G. C. Horwood, Wellington street, Toronto, on Wednesday, the 29th ultimo, Mr. John Green, late of Devonshire, England, aged 65 years.
POLLOCK - Died in this city, on the 30th ultimo, Margaret Nicholl wife of Mr. James Pollock.
April 8, 1848
MCCORMICK - Died in Niagara, on the 16th instant, after a short illness, Augusta, wife of Thomas McCormick, Esq., Cashier of the Bank of Upper Canada, deeply regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends.
April 8, 1848
CASEY - Died at Adolphustown.on Friday last, Willet Casey, Esq., in the 86th year of his age, formerly a member of the Parliament of Upper Canada.
April 12, 1848
STEWART (Galt) - We have this week suffered the loss by a violent death of one of our most estimable and industrious residents, and we sympathize with survivors so deeply in the town that we can hardly permit ourselves to tell the tale. On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Angus Stewart, carpenter, of this village, was employed in cutting some branches from a tall pine tree on the property of Mr. Andrew Elliot near the distillery when the branch suddenly gave way and he lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of from 20 to 30 feet. He alighted on his back and lay motionless. His wife, who was standing at her own door, saw him fall, and his brother also, who was working close by, saw the accident and hastened with others to give assistance. They found the poor man senseless with a deep cut in the back of his head and many severe bruises on the spine, and it was evident also that some internal injury had been received, for although Dr. Richardson was immediately brought and the wounds dressed and fomented, the patient never rallied, but gradually sank into death without apparent consciouness. He has left a wife and one child with, under the sudden bereavement, the inhabitants of the whole village have evinced the deepest sympathy.
April 19, 1848
STONE - Died at Guelph, on Monday, at 5 o'clock, Elizabeth, only daughter of Frederick W. Stone, Esq., merchant, aged five years and four months.
BARROT (Brantford) - An inquest was held on the 4th instant before Mr. Coroner Catton, on view of the body of a man named John Barrot, who was killed on Monday night by the mail Stage from London passing over him at the west end of Brantford Bridge, killing him almost instantaneously. It is supposed that the deceased was in a state of intoxication at the time as he was not seen until the stage had passed over him as he lay in the middle of the road. A verdict in accordance with the above facts was received.
MCCUAIG - Died at Kingston, or Sunday evening, the 9th instant, after a short but severe illness which she bore with much fortitude and resignation to the Divine Will of her Heavenly Father, and after having given birth to a son, Julie Isabella, the beloved wife of James S. McCuaig, Esq., aged 21 years, 11 months, and 1 day. The deceased possessed a most amiable disposition, and had endeared herself not only in the domestic circle, but to the hearts of all with whom she was acquainted.
April 19, 1848
LORING - We regret to notice in the Toronto papers the decease of Lieut. Col. R. R. Loring. He died after a short illness of influenza. For some years past he had been a great martyr to the most painful of all complaints, Neuralgia, from which he suffered severely for some weeks before his death. Col.Loring was well known in British North America, having come to this country when only sixteen to join his Regiment, the old 49th, at Quebec. He was actively engaged during the last American War in Upper Canada. He served on the staffs of several Governors and Commanders of the Forces, Sir Robert Drummond, Sir Roger Sheaffe, and Lord Dalhousie. He was Brigade‑Major in Montreal for many years, and from his courteous and affable manners was a universal favourite in society. At a subsequent period he was Inspecting Field Officer of Militia in Nova Scotia. Col. Loring was twice married, first to the youngest daughter of the late Hon. sir William Campbell, and his second was the daughter of Rev. Mr. Smith, Yorkshire, England.
BERARD - A coroner's inquest was held yesterday on the body of a young unmarried woman named Nathalie Berard, lately residing in Quebec suburbs. It appeared by the evidence, adduced before the jury that the deceased was about being confined on Sunday night the 2nd instant, when she sent for the attendance of a person named Mable who represented himself as a medical practitioner but who was in truth a mere impostor and quack. The result was that the child was born dead, and the young woman expired on Monday evening following. She was subsequently buried, but some suspicious circumstances having recently been communicated to the coroner, Mr. DeSalaberry, she was disinterred, and an inquest was in consequence held as above stated, when a post mortem examination was made by Drs. Nelson, Hall, David, and other medical gentlemen, and after explaining to the jury the results of their investigation, the following verdict was returned "that the deceased, Nathalie Berard, came to her death by improper medicine administered to her by Moses Mable".
April 22, 1848
ROBERTSON - Died on Tuesday, the 18th instant, Louisa, wife of Rev. R. Robertson, aged 26.
BROOKS - Died on Wednesday last, Mary Anne, second daughter of Mr. Charles Brooks, aged 5 years.
CUMMINGS - Died at Chippawa on the 11th instant, after a lingering and painful illness, which he bore with Christian resignation and patience, Mr. James H. Cummings, Esq., aged 27 years and 8 months, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
April 29, 1848
OVERN - A correspondent at York informs us that about three weeks since a young man named John Overn came to his death by falling from some logs which he was floating into Boston Greek, a branch of the Grand River. His body was not found until Friday last although every search was made for it. The deceased was highly esteemed by all who knew him, which was fully testified by the numerous and respectable attendance at the funeral. He was just in the bloom of youth, being about 21 years of age and possessing an amiable and generous disposition. His remains were followed to the grave by a large number of the Officers and Brethren of the Orange Institution of which deceased was a member. A funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Hill who improved the occasion by delivering a most feeling and impressive discourse.
May 3, 1848
SANDERS - Died in Toronto, on Saturday, the 20th April, Mr. Thomas Sanders, hair dresser, aged 51 years.
MOWAT - Died in Kingston, on the 24th ultimo, of consumption, Mr. Robert Benis Mowat, aged 19 years and 10 months. The deceased was a young man of great promise and dearly loved by all who knew him for his amiable and unassuming deportment. Although his early death will be severely felt by his bereaved parents and sorrowing friends, yet they have this great consolation that their loss will be his great gain.
LINTON - Died in Kingston, on Sunday morning last, George Samuel Wilcox, third son of Mr. James Linton, auctioneer, of that city, aged 10 years and 5 months.
HYMAN - Died in London, on Wednesday, the 19th ultimo, after an illness of† ten weeks, Frances Louisa, wife of E. W. Hyman, in the 25th year of her age.
MCKRIMMONS - On Tuesday, the 18th ultimo, Joseph McKrimmons, Joseph Whitehall, and John Frailton, residents of Malahide, left Aylmer, with a seine, to fish in the lake. On reaching the mouth of the Catfish, they were disappointed in their expectation of finding a boat, and went three miles down the lake shore in quest of one. Making their way back in the boat, in the mouth of the river they were overtaken by a storm, and were observed from the shore in evident difficulty and danger. The first mentioned, Joseph McKrimmons, was steering the boat, and it was observed was thrown overboard by the unexpected shock of the gale. The others endeavoured to reach him with an oar as he struggled with the waves. In the unsuccessful effort, they lost the oar, and were left without the means of managing the boat. Their companion soon sank, and they were carried rapidly out into the lake before a furious
tempest, and were given up as inevitably destroyed. On Friday the 21st, the wind having changed, the boat was drifted back nearly to the place from where she started, and it was found that one of the men had perished by the cold. The other, having sheltered himself with the clothes stripped from the dead body of his companion, was still alive though fearfully reduced. Joseph McKrimmons leaves behind him a wife and eight children. The other two were young men in their 21st year.
May 6, 1848
SNELLING - Died here on Thursday morning,† in the 25th year of her age, Mrs. Ann Spelling, widow of the late Mr. William Snelling, and second daughter of W. H. J. Williams of this city.
KENNEDY - Died at his residence, in Saltfleet, on Sunday, the 31st ultimo, Dr. John Kennedy, late Deputy Inspector of Hospitals, Bermuda.
May 10, 1848
GAMMEL - A man by the name of. Patrick Gammel, while engaged in a new building in Brockville on Friday last, fell with a scantlin in his hands, and was so much injured that he died this afternoon. He leaves a wife and child.
LONGHURST - On Friday last, a deplorable accident occurred at Mr. Longhurst's Tannery on the Queenston Road by the explosion of a boiler. Mr. George Longhurst, Jun., was so severely scalded that, after lingering in much pain, he expired on Sunday last. He was a very respectable young man and he has left a wife and several children to deplore his loss. The funeral which took place yesterday was uncommonly large, being attended by about forty vehicles of different descriptions.
PHILIPPS - Died in Kingston, on Monday last, Eliza, only daughter of Mr. James Philipps, late of Newtonarda, County Down, Ireland.
HODGINSON - A coroner's inquest was held yesterday on view of the body of Thomas Hodginson, formerly proprietor of the "London Gazette", who was found drowned in the River Thames in the neighbourhood of "The Forks". He had been missing since the previous evening till yesterday, when his body was discovered entangled in a seine with which some parties were fishing. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
BAMFORD - Died at Kingston, on Thursday morning, the 4th inst., Mr. Thomas Bamford, aged 53 years, and for 28 years a highly respected inhabitant of Kingston. For the last twenty-two years of his life, the deceased had been afflicted with illness of a very serious nature, but he bore it all with manly and Christian fortitude. He died universally regretted leaving behind him the rare character of a loyal subject and good citizen, faithful friend, and generous and honest man.
May 10, 1848
GAUNT - A young coloured man named Alfred Smith Gaunt was executed at Niagara on Saturday for the murder of Mrs. Bell at Port Robinson in January last under very aggravated circumstances. We regretted to perceive on passing down the Niagara River shortly after the unfortunate mortal had passed into eternity that a crowd of persons from the American side stood upon the shore waiting for the ferry to carry them home from the fearful sight. The ferry boat crossing at the moment was densely crowded with passengers on the same errand. The keeper of the "Half Way House" between the Falls and Queenston remarked respecting the curiosity of the country people that not less than sixty waggons passed his house on the way to the place of punishment, and that, of the passengers, at least half were females. It is a dreadful saying, but a true one, that nothing attracts rural curiosity as much as a circus, save an execution. We have not learned any particulars concerning the unhappy man, nor, indeed, shall we publish them if in our possession.
May 13, 1848
BROWN - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, mother of John Brown, Esq., treasurer of this city, in her 80th year.
MAGILL - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 9th instant, William, third son of Mr. Mathew Magill, aged 11 years.
HOPKINS† - Died at Nelson, Gore District, on the 10th instant, at his father's residence, Thomas Talbot, only son of Caleb Hopkins, Esq., aged 24 years and 4 months. The friends of the deceased are requested to attend the funeral without further notice on Sunday next (tomorrow) at 11 o'clock, a.m.
May 24, 1848
SHOWERS - Died in Ancaster, on Sunday night, after a very short illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrason, wife of Daniel Showers, Esq., aged 60 years.
HERON - Died at Niagara, on Saturday morning, the 13th instant, of decay of nature, Mr. Andrew Heron, Sr., aged 83 years. Mr. Heron was a native of Kircudbrightshire, Scotland, and came to America about 63 years ago, and for upwards of sixty years, has been a resident of Canada. In the earliest part of his life, Mr. Heron was engaged in mercantile pursuits which he relinquished in 1817 for politics, and in that year commenced the publication of the "Niagara Gazette", which he continued for upwards of twenty years.
May 24, 1848
BUCHAN - One day last, week, John W. Buchan, a fine boy of the age of three years and 3 months, son of Walter Buchan, Esq., Paris, was missing for a short time and on a search being made, he was found in the following manner. Mr. Buchan had just had a new gate-post put down, and was suddenly called away while preparing to hang the gate which he fastened temporarily and slightly. During his absence, his little boy accidentally wandered in that direction, and it would appear attempted to climb over the gate. He had pushed himself partly through between the bars when the fastening gave way and it fell forward, pressing him to the ground with such force as ultimately to suffocate him. When found, he was quite warm, but all efforts to restore animation were unavailing. The verdict of the coroner's jury was " Death from suffocation caused by the accidental falling of a gate over or through which he was attempting to climb". This is the second child his afflicted parents have followed to the grave in six months, and the peculiarly trying circumstances of this last bereavement claim universal sympathy.
WILLBY - On Monday, the 9th instant, at the township of Woolwich, William Willby, a young man aged 22, met his death in the following sudden manner. The deceased, with two other young men, was engaged cutting and hewing timber for the new store to be erected at Musselman's Mills, and one tree falling struck another and left a pretty large branch broken off from it. While cutting down an adjacent tree on which a small decayed one was leaning, the deceased stepped back as it was falling to avoid the decayed tree, but the branch of the other being entangled with the broken limb of the fallen tree, disengaged and it fell directly upon the head of the deceased, killing him almost instantly on the spot, Deceased was a fine young Englishman about six feet four inches in height.
May 31, 1848
STROUD - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 28th instant, Mrs. Sarah Stroud.
VALENTINE - Died in this city on Sunday, the 28th instant, Mr. Thomas Valentine.
June 3, 1848
PALMER - Died at Hamilton, on Thursday, the 1st instant, Castellable, wife of J. D. Palmer, Esq., of this place, and third daughter of the late Harmon Fitzmaurice, Esq., of Spring Hill, Queen's County, Ireland, after a protracted and painful illness of three years.
June 3, 1848
MACKAY - Died in this city, on Tuesday last, 30th May, John Fraser, aged 3 1/2 years, youngest child of Mr. Robert Mackay, merchant.
PETERSON - Died in Markham, Canada, on Monday the 8th May, 1848, Mr. J. Henry Peterson, in the 46th year of his age, youngest son of the Rev. J. S. Peterson, late of the same place, deceased.
June 7, 1848
FERGUSSON - Died in this city, yesterday afternoon, Mr. William Fergusson, of the firm of Fergusson and Turner, in the 25th year of his age.
June 10, 1848
BINKLEY - Died yesterday noon, John Binkley, Esq., aged 72 years, Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from his late residence near Dundas on Sunday the 11th instant at three o'clock, p.m.
DARLING - Died on the 29th ultimo, in Yarmouth (London District) after a lingering illness of four years caused by spinal irritation and ending in hydrocephalus, Margaret Darling, wife of Thomas Darling, Esq., in her 50th year, leaving a sorrowing bereaved family and a large circle of relatives and friends to lament their loss. The deceased was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Margaret Smith of Louth, one of the oldest and most respectable settlers in this district, and a sister of the present M.P.P. for Wentworth.
SCANLAN - Died in London, C.W., on Sunday evening, the 4th instant, Mrs. Margaret Scanlan, wife of Thomas Scanlan, formerly of the County of Limerick, Ireland. She is deeply regretted by her relatives, and was accompanied to the grave by a large circle of friends.
ALEXANDER - Died at Sorel, on the 26th May, Helen Colquhoun Alexander, aged 9 years, only daughter of Sir James Edward Alexander, A.D.C. to His Excellency the Commander of the forces.
SHEPHARD - Died in Simcoe, on Friday last, Benjamin Shephard, aged 27 years, of typhus fever. He was a member of the I.O.O.F, M.U. His remains were interred by the brethren of the Order in this neighbourhood. He has left a young wife and four small children to lament their loss.
June 14, 1848
CHALMERS - It is with feelings of no ordinary regret that we announce the death by his own hand of George Chalmers, Esq., of Trafalgar, formerly representative of the County of Halton in the Provincial legislature. The lamentable occurrence took place on Monday forenoon at the residence of the deceased.
ARMSTRONG - Died In Kingston, on Friday last, Richard Burt Armstrong, Esq., a native of the County Donegal, Ireland, aged 48 years.
A - Died yesterday morning, the 13th instant, at his father's residence "The Glen" near Hamilton, Canada West, Robert John G. A... , aged 5 years.
June 17, 1848
CLEARY - A man named Cleary, residing in Corktown put an end to his existence on Thursday last by the use of a gun. He deliberately placed his toe against the trigger and discharged the ball into his breast. It passed out beyond the shoulder and lodged in the wall of the house. The man was supposed to labour under a fit of delirium tremens at the time. The family have long been a terror to the neighbourhood in which they reside.
June 21, 1848
MILLIGAN - Died on Saturday, the 17th instant, after a short Illness of 10 days, at Mr. John McKay's Hotel, Mr. William Milligan, in the 38th year of his age, deeply regretted by all who knew him. Mr. M. was a native of Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
June 24, 1848
ARMSTRONG - In this city, on Thursday morning last, Horatio Nelson, second son of Mr. John Armstrong, inn-keeper, aged 2 years and 9 months.
BURGESS - A melancholy accident occurred on Saturday evening last, the 10th instant, in the township of Bentinck, by which a young man named Burgess was deprived of his life by drowning. During the day, he had been engaged in logging, and in the evening went to the Saugeen River to bathe quite alone. Being all night away, his friends went in search for him next morning when his clothes were found on the margin of the river, which at once led to the discovery of his body. Deceased was appointed Assessor at the last Township Meeting for Bentinck. An inquest was held on the body by Mr. Coroner Gordon on the Monday following when a verdict was returned in accordance with the fact.
June 24, 1848
FERRAS - The unfortunate man, Joseph Ferras, who was convicted at the last Assizes for this district for the murder of Henry Willson in March last will be executed on Monday next, the 26th instant. The efforts of his friends to procure a reprieve have been unavailing. His brother, Thomas, will be sent to the penitentiary for life.
July 1, 1848
KING - Died at Nelson, on the 17th ultimo, after a long illness, Mrs. King, wife of the Rev. William King, minister of the Presbyterian Church at that place at an advanced age.
GRAHAM - (Lockport) A young man named James Graham about seventeen years of age fell from a canal boat a short distance above this village last evening and was drowned. He was formerly from Hamilton C.W.† He was on his way westward with a widowed mother and sister.
July 5, 1848
GILLETT (Montreal) - A coroner's inquest was held yesterday on the body of David Gillett, an English emigrant, who fell, or rather jumped, from the deck of the steamboat "Gildersleeve" in a fit of intoxication, and missing the wharf, fell into the water and was drowned. The unfortunate man leaves a wife and five small children whom he had brought with him to deplore his loss, and by this catastrophe, adds another proof to those daily and hourly occurring of the folly and imprudence keeping alive in society the use of intoxicating liquors.
JULY 8, 1848
DUNLOP - Died on the 29th ultimo, at Cote St. Paul, Montreal, Dr. William Dunlop, aged 57, late M.P.P. for Huron, C. W.
PITENORD - Died in Montreal, on the 27th ultimo, Emme de Montenach, wife of Lt. Col, Pitenord, A.A.Gen'1, and grand-daughter of the late Baroneas de Longueuil.
HAVILL - Died in Montreal, on the 27th ultimo, after twenty-four hours'† illness, Amelia Kingdon, aged 66 years, relict of the late Edward Havill, Esq. of the County Cork, Ireland.
MCKENZIE - Died at New York, on the 21st ultimo, after an illness of 8 years, Margaret, eighth daughter of William L. McKenzie, printer, formerly of Toronto, Upper Canada, aged 12 years and 10 months. The deceased was a native of Toronto in which city her remains are to be removed next winter for interment in the grave where the ashes of her brother and sister rest.
July 8, 1848
ARMSTRONG - Died, in Grantham, on the 28th ultimo, Mrs. Clarissa Armstrong, relict of the late Mr. Russel Armstrong, aged 60 years.
COLLIER - Died in St. Catharines, on the 3rd instant, Hamilton Merritt, son of the late Mr. Jonathan Collier, aged 12 years.
MCCALL - Died at his residence in Charlotteville, on the 26th day of June, ultimo, universally and deservedly regretted, in the 77th year of his age, Colonel Daniel McCall, after a long and distressing illness which he bore with Christian fortitude.
Col. McCall was one of the pioneers in the settlement of this country. He came into the country in the year 1796, and has since been a constant and valuable inhabitant of the Township of Charlotteville where by his own industry and prudence he acquired a large property. As a father he was kind, considerate, and affectionate; as a man he was generous, manly, and hospitable; as a neighbour he was universally beloved; as a philanthropist he might be emphatically styled the poor man's friend, for no one coming to his home ever went away without having his wants liberally supplied from the abundance which he possessed. When the blasts of winter were howling over the land, he was active in distributing clothing to the poor, and many have lost a benefactor that will not be replaced. His country's calls were ever responded to, with an ardent patronism, and in the War of 1812 and 1813, few men saw more active service than the deceased, and during the disturbances of 1837, although an aged man, he was in the vanguard of those that went to put down the enemies of his Queen. To sum up all, he could truly be styled an honest man, the noblest work of God.
KENNEDY - In Hamilton, on Friday, the 7th instant, Alice, only daughter of Aeneas Sage Kennedy, Esq., aged 3 years and 8 months.
ALLEN - Died, June 22nd, in the Township of Marysburgh, Prince Edward District, Colonel John Allen, aged 78.
July 19, 1848
MCKENNA - Died in this city at half-past three o'clock, on Sunday, the 16th July, instant, at the age of 45, John McKenna, an old and much respected inhabitant of Hamilton. He was a native of Kilrea, County of Londonderry, Ireland. His remains were followed to the grave by a great number of his countrymen, sorrowing that a man so much respected should be called off so suddenly from amongst them.
CHESHIRE - Died on the 12th of July, at Kingston, in the 80th year of her age, much regretted, Mrs. Sarah L. Cheshire, relict of the late Charles Cheshire, Esq., of the Royal Navy, and formerly of Mount Charles, near Kingston.
July 19, 1848
MCLEAN - Died at Drunmondville, on Sunday, the 9th instant, Mr. John McLean, a native of Scotland, and late foreman of the "British Colonist", Toronto, and previously foreman in the "Globe" office. Mr. McLean was cut down in his 32nd year by consumption. His death is deeply regretted, as he enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him.
JULY 22, 1848
WENHAM - Died suddenly in Dundas, yesterday morning, Mr. R. Wenham, auctioneer and evaluator, formerly of Hamilton
MCMAHON - Yesterday morning about 5 o'clock, a person named John McMahon, came to his death by the falling of a portion of a frame building which he was assisting his brother in taking down. It appears that the brother of the deceased had purchased the blacksmith's shop, lately occupied by Mr. Boyle on King Street, and with commendable industry had, in order to continue his usual daily avocations, risen at an early hour to take the building apart and remove it to a lot in another part of the city. It was while in the act of getting down one of the plates which he had disengaged that the deceased fell and one of the "bents", as they are called, falling upon his head caused his death almost immediately. His skull was literally flattened, and the brains were forced out through his mouth and nostrils, yet the skin was not broken. Deceased had but lately arrived in this country. An inquest was held before Mr. H. B. Bull where a verdict of accidental death was returned. Truly it may be said "in the midst of life, we are in death.
July 26, 1848
MCKENZIE - Died at New York, on the 18th last, Murdo John McKenzie, Esq., youngest son of the late Murdo McKenzie, Esq., in his 30th year. The deceased had been suffering for the last ten months from pulmonary consumption and was, when overtaken by death, on his way from Upper Canada to Bermuda for the benefit of his health, accompanied by Dr. Tiffany who was constantly with him until his decease.
STAPLETON (London) - On Lot 29, 1st Con. of Brock, Home District, July 10th, Wilson Stapleton was killed in the bounding of the butt of a tree upon him, bruising his left side and shoulder, and breaking his left wrist. When found, he was quite dead. He was carried to the saw mill of Hensaelies Brayherger where an inquest was held upon the body by Coroner Douglas, and a verdict returned of "Found dead supposed to have been killed by the butt of a tree". The funeral services were very solemn, and a sermon was preached by the Rev. J. S. Crellin from 1st Samuel, xx, 3, "there is but a step between one and death". The wife of the deceased was away on a visit to her friends in Hilver, Prince Edward District, and the news of his death will strike very heavily on her heart.
July 29, 1848
MCCURDY - Died in Hamilton, on Thursday, the 27th instant, Laughlin McCurdy, aged 62 years, a native of Ballycastle, County Antrim, Ireland.
MCKENZIE - Died in Dundas, at a few minutes after twelve o'clock on Friday night, Adelaide, youngest daughter of Thomas H. McKenzie, Esq., of that town, aged 15 months and 6 days.
BENJAMIN - We are informed by a gentleman from Belleville that on Saturday last, a melancholy accident happened by which George Benjamin, second son of George Benjamin, Esq., Registrar of the County of Hastings and Grand Master of the Orange Lodges of Canada, met his death. The boy, who was a fine handsome young lad of about 13 years of age, was swimming with some companions above the first mill dam on the River Moira. He swam to the dam, but in endeavouring to secure a footing upon it, fell backward into the eddy. The boys who were with him ran away to give the alarm, and it is said that some men who were near on the other side of the river, instead of wading across and then plunging in to rescue him, ran around by the bridge, a considerable distance above the dam, and then began feeling for the boy with long poles, while his companions threw stones to indicate where the poor boy had fallen. This continued some time till Mr. Samuel Stevers of Belleville, saddler, whose wife had seen the fall from an upper window of his house, apprised by her cries of the accident, rushed to the dam and immediately plunging into the water brought the boy up. Three medical men, Drs, Ridley, Hope, and Lister, were in attendance, but after every effort had been exhausted in vain, they declared that his life was extinct. What renders the case still more melancholy was the absence of the boy's father as a delegate to the Orangemen of Canada in Halifax to take measures for the organization of all Orange Lodges in British North America into a united Body under a Grand Lodge of British North America. Telegraph messages were despatched in every direction v/here Mr. Benjamin was likely to be found, but no answer has yet been received.
SMITH - On Thursday, the 13th instant, at dawn of day, Mr. Edward Smith of Whitby, found his mother, an old lady, more than 80 years of age, suspended by her neck to the limb of a tree. The deceased had been of unsound mind since the elopement of a daughter, who was the mother of several children, with a man who likewise left his family behind him. The heartless conduct of her daughter preyed heavily upon her mind. A few weeks ago the deceased attempted suicide by cutting her throat, but with the aid of medical skill, she recovered. She had been narrowly watched. On Wednesday night, after everything from which danger would be apprehended was removed from the bedroom, she was locked in it. It appears that she raised the window and crept
out, first got into a barrel of rain water which was insufficient to drown her. She then appears to have gone to the cherry tree, tore her handkerchief in two, tied the pieces together, tied one end of it to a limb of the tree, and the other around her neck and, throwing her legs out as far as possible, there hung until she expired. So determined to put an end to her existence was she that she stuck a case knife into the ground at her feet with which it is supposed she intended again to have cut her throat should death by hanging not ensued. A coroner's inquest was held upon the body, and a verdict rendered accordingly.
August 2, 1848
ORR - Died in this city, yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Susan Orr, aged 77. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. William Orr, McNab Street, this afternoon, at 5 o'clock.
JONES - Death of Judge Jones: It is with no ordinary feelings of concern that we announce the sudden decease of this eminent jurist and esteemed gentleman. The unexpected and distressing event took place on Sunday last after a short illness. As late as Saturday afternoon, the deceased Judge was engaged in his official duties, and in less than thirty hours from that time, he had breathed his last. In all the situations of life, public and private, Mr. Jones was held in the highest estimation, and his memory will ever be retained by the inhabitants of his native country in affectionate and respectful regret as long as disinterested friendship and warm-hearted generosity can conciliate attachments or unflinching integrity and high principles can command esteem.
August 5, 1848
THORNTON - On the 26th July, Peter, eldest son of the Rev. R. H. Thornton, aged 12 years.
PARK - Died in Cornwall on Saturday morning, the 29th ultimo, of Pulmonary Consumption, Margaret, second daughter of Wm. M. Park, Esq., aged 14 years and 1 month.
MILLAR - Died in Cornwall, on the 28th ultimo, Mrs. Christian Millar, aged 81 years and 4 months, mother of Mr. W. Millar, the present Superintendent of Common Schools in the Eastern District, and for many years favourably known in Quebec as an active member in many of the humane, charitable, and educational institutions of that city.
WHITING - Died on the 19th ultimo, at Detroit, Michigan, much respected by his family and friends, William Whiting, Esq., in the 73rd year of his age, late of the County of Suffolk, England.
August 5, 1848
BETHUNE - Died in Montreal, on the 27th ultimo, Norman Bethune, Esq., in the 60th year of his age.
QUARRY - Died in the township of Guelph, on Sabbath morning last, the 30th ultimo, Mary, Wife of William Quarry, Esq., aged 66 years.
SEAGRAM - Died on Saturday morning, the 27th ultimo, at West Flamboro', Emma, youngest daughter of Thomas Seagram, M.D., of Galt.
O'BRIEN - (Toronto) About eight o'clock last night, a man named O'Brien, or McBrien, a shoemaker, was found dead in his house on Elizabeth Street, with a wound in his breast, evidently the cause of death. Two women living in the house are in custody, but, suspicion appeal's to rest strongly on one of them who co-habited with the deceased, but who it is doubtful was his wife.
CAHILL - Died in this city, on Wednesday morning, the 2nd instant, Margaret Alice, infant daughter of James Cahill, Esq., aged 7 months.
CLEMENT - Died in this city, on Wednesday morning, the 2nd instant, Jane Augusta, second eldest daughter of Mr, Joseph Clement.
BARNARD - Died in Beverly, Gore District, on Tuesday, the 1st instant, John Barnard, Esq., aged 35 years.
August 9, 1848
LAND - Died at his residence in this city, on Monday, the 7th instant, Abel land. Esq., aged 61 years. The funeral takes place this forenoon at eleven o'clock. The deceased gentleman was born in Nova Scotia, and came to Canada with his parents, U.E. .Loyalists, in 1791. He resided in the neighbourhood of Hamilton from that period until his death, and lived to see the property which he assisted in rescuing from the wilderness the site of a flourishing and rapidly advancing city. He served faithfully during the war of 1812-14, and subsequently in the rebellion and piratical invasion of the Province in 1837-38. He was one† of the first forwarders in this section of the country, and conducted the business for upwards of thirty years.
SUTHERLAND - Died in this city on Friday, the 4th instant, Richard Edward,† son of Capt. Sutherland, steamer "Magnet", aged 5 years and 5 months.
August 9, 1848
ROSS - Died in Goderich, on Friday, the 21st ultimo, after a protracted illness arising from general debility, Mr. Colin Ross, a native of Scotland, and one of the earliest settlers and first merchants of the Town.
CHISHOLM - We regret to be called upon to record the death by accident of Mr. Donald Chisholm, late assessor for the township of Esquesing. Mr. C. was engaged at a logging bee when a log, coming in an unexpected direction struck him with such force as to cause death after a few days' severe illness. Mr. C. has left a widow and large family under reduced circumstances to deplore his untimely fate.
SMITH - A man named Henry Smith, a native of County Down, Ireland, aged 31 years, was drowned in the Burlington Bay Canal, on the evening of Saturday, the 5th instant. A coroner's inquest was held before Mr. John Jarvis on the body, and a verdict of accidental drowning was returned. We understand that deceased has no relatives in this country, and that he possessed at the time of his death some 300 or 400 pound sterling.
August 16, 1848
THOMPSON† - Died at the residence of Charles Bain, Esq., Grand River, Gore District, Robert Thompson, Esq., late of Nottingham, Fifeshire. Scotland, in the 66th year of his age, deservedly regretted.
ATKINSON - Died on the 2nd of July, at the residence of his mother, Churchill, Ballinasloe, Ireland, the Rev. Pascal LeClerg Atkinson, late curate of Claydon and Mollington, Oxfordshire, and youngest brother of the Rev. A. F. Atkinson, rector of St. Catharines, and of William Atkinson, Esq., of Hamilton, C.W.
A more pious or truly excellent man it has never been our privilege to know.† To his relations and friends, his early demise is a cause of deep sorrow, for in his social character, he was affectionate & cheerful, but to society at large, there was so much purity in his motives, such a singleness of purpose in his life, such true spirituality in his conceptions, and in his character as a minister of the Gospel his loss is irreparable. With fortitude and patience, he endured a long and painful illness, and the calmness of his last moments showed the security of a Christian's hope.
August 19, 1848
WEIR - Died in West Flamhoro', on the 15th instant, David, youngest son of John Weir, Esq., aged 11 months.
August 23, 1848
ROBINSON - Died on the 20th instant, James Curran, only son of Mr. James Robinson, aged 1 year and 10 months.
August 26, 1848
NELLIGAN - Died in this city, yesterday afternoon, Ann, wife of Mr. Dennis Nelligan, of the Munster Hotel, in the 18th year of her age. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. Nelligan, Court House Square, tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at half-past three o'clock.
CULBERT - Died in Toronto, on the 22nd instant, Hannah, wife of Mr. David Culbert,† printer, after a few days' painful illness, aged 21.
KEMP - Died in Ancaster, on the 22nd instant, Victoria, youngest daughter of Mr. William Kemp, aged one year and six months.
August 30, 1848
ROACH - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, James, infant son of Mr. George Roach, aged 5 months.
BRETHOUR - Died in this city, on Friday, the 25th instant, Mr. Samuel Brethour, in the 26th year of his age.
LEWIS - Died at Saltfleet, on the 22nd instant, Marcia, infant daughter of Daniel Lewis, Esq..
LEWIS - Died at Saltfleet, on the 23rd instant, Mary Anne, wife of Daniel Lewis, Esq.
September 2, 1848
PRING - Died in this city, yesterday morning, Henrietta Margaret, youngest daughter of William Pring, Esq., aged 6 months and 11 days.
BALFOUR - Died on Wednesday last, in this city, Isabella Jane, infant daughter of Mr. Peter Balfour, aged 10 months.
ODELL - Died on Thursday, the 31st ultimo, at Oakville, Upper Canada, W. Odell, Esq., second son of Major Odell, of the Grove, County of Limerick.
HAMILTON - Died at Queenston, on the 15th ultimo, of consumption, Eliza, daughter of R. Hamilton, Esq.
September 2, 1848
MCCUTCHEON - Died at McGill Cottage, Toronto, on the 20th ultimo, deeply regretted by all who knew her, aged 15 years, Annie Lucretia, second daughter of James McCutcheon, Esq., and niece to Hon. Peter McGill.
September 9, 1848
ROUTH - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Adeline Amelia, daughter of Mr. Thomas Routh, aged thirteen months.
KING - Died at Dunse, at the house of her grandfather, Mr. William Jack, plasterer, on the 25th of July last, Janet, youngest daughter of Mr. James King, merchant, Edinburgh, and great-daughter of Mr. Alexander Lindsay, farmer, Gananoque, Canada West.
WEIR, RANTAN - On the 3rd ultimo, an inquest was held by Dr. Phillips on the bodies of James Weir, Thomas Weir, and George Weir who were accidentally drowned in the Thames R., near Putnam's Mills, Dorchester. James Weir, a young man about 21, went in to bathe and, having descended from a shelving bank, immediately lost his footing and not being able to swim, sank and was drowned. The other two, having gone to the assistance of the first, unhappily soon grappled with each other, and were also quickly drowned as neither of them could swim. They had unfortunately entered a deep hole which they were not aware of. The verdict was: accidentally drowned.
September 13, 1848
ORR - Died in this city, on Sunday last, Lucinda, wife of Mr. William Orr, in the 33rd year of her age.
September 16, 1848
MATHEWS - Died at Woodhouse, on the 8th instant, Mr. James Mathews, aged 94 years.
HOGGAN - Died at Enmore Cottage, Port Maitland, on Thursday evening, the 5th September, John M. Hoggan, Esq., second son of James Hoggan. Esq., of Waterside and Miekelby, Dunfries Shire, Scotland.
KYDD - Died in Goderich, on Monday, the 4th instant, after a brief, illness, of dysentery, aged 10 years, William, the only and much beloved son of Thomas Kydd, Esq., P.M.
HALL - Died on the 6th instant, in Township of Grantham, Niagara District, Jacob H. Hall, Esq., aged 62.
September 16, 1848
DAVIDSON - Died at New Aberdeen, on Thursday morning, the 7th instant, John Bayne, the infant son of George Davidson, Esq. J.P.
STEWART - Died in Bytown, on the 23th ultimo, Doctor James Stewart, formerly of the 81st Regiment, aged 60 years, and well known inhabitant of Bytown, generally and deservedly esteemed in his profession, and much respected and regretted by all who knew him.
September 20, 1848
MITCHELL - Died in this city, on Monday morning, after a long and painful illness, Mary, wife of Mr. Alexander Mitchell, aged 25 years. Friends and acquaintances are most respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday (this day) at 4 o'clock p.m.
HYNES - Died at Flamboro' West, on the 21st ultimo, Mr. John Hynes, lately of Toronto, and was for many years Captain and adjutant of the First Frontenac Militia, from Kingston, aged 64 years.
WORKMAN - Died in Montreal, on the 13th instant, at the advanced age- of 80 years, Joseph Workman, Sen., formerly of Ballymarash, near Lisburn, Ireland. His admiration of the New World brought him to this continent early in life. About 64 years ago he settled in Philadelphia, and became a Collegiate Professor there, but declining health compelled him again to seek his native climate, from which, after a residence of forty years, he returned to America, but his advanced age and growing infirmities precluded his taking a lively interest in the events of a new generation and from enjoying those advantages of usefulness which during his long residence in his native land and a highly cultivated mind, a gentle and persuasive disposition†† and an enlarged philanthropy secured to him in the bosom of an attached community.† (repeated Sept. 23)
September 23, 1848
LAWTON - Died on Tuesday, the 12th instant, George Lawton, Esq., aged 56 years.† Mr. Lawton. was for many years a resident of the Township of South Yarmouth, and took an active part in the politics of the County, but he was also most favourably known as a warm-hearted and benevolent man, and possessed a large circle of friends.
September 27, 1848
FORBES REID, COX - It is as distasteful to us as it is disgraceful to the City Authorities that we should†† have to chronicle inquests held upon no less than three lost and unfortunate† wretches whose deaths were accelerated by disease and filth, but the immediate cause was destitution and starvation. We allude to a man, named Forbes, who died in a loathsome state about a fortnight since in a dilapidated building (now closed) at the corner of Tyburn Street and Court House Square; to Mary Jane Reid, who was discovered dead in a privy in the same vicinity, and was literally killed with hunger and exposure. Some persons in the neighbourhood had furnished her with food until three days previous, when a good "Samaritan" prevented this aid by threatening to inform the Police officers that they harboured and succored a vagabond. Elizabeth Cox, the last victim, was seen the same day sitting on the steps of the next building where the corpse of Mary Reid laid. She was taken in the eleventh hour to a house of refuge lately established in Catharine street, but she died the next day, having been in the last stages of dysentery. Thus have perished three fellow-citizens, all from disease and destitution, but might have lived, if not reformed, had timely and efficient aid been afforded them. In densely populated towns there exists some shadow of excuse for a St. Giles or a Five Points, but here on the borders of an open public square, next door to the House Of Justice, that such dens of iniquity should be permitted, or that three human creatures should have been allowed to rot and starve, astonishes us, as it will no doubt our readers far and near.
September 30, 1848
STEEL (Brantford) - As a man, named William Steel, in the employ of Mr. Elwood, was sliding a beam of timber at the new bridge in this town on Thursday last, his foot unfortunately slipped, and he fell off the pier into the water. It appears that the strength of the current carried the poor fellow down to the lower bridge where he was seen struggling to save himself by grasping one of the timbers. At length his strength becoming exhausted, he was obliged to relax his hold, and the unfortunate man was drowned in the presence of a number of his fellow creatures. After a long and painful search, the body was found and conveyed ashore. It is a matter of much surprise that such an accident should have terminated fatally when so many men were working on the spot.
October 7, 1848
ALEXANDER - Died at Hamilton, on the 4th instant, Mary Janet, youngest daughter of Mr. Alexander Alexander, aged 16 months and 6 days.
CARTER - We regret to learn that Mr. William F. Carter, formerly of this city, committed suicide by jumping from the steamer "Cataract" between Rochester and Lewiston on Thursday last. Mr. Crawford was returning from England and had then nearly reached his destination when he put a period to his existence. He had been deranged, or labouring under a fit of melancholy despondency for some days previous, and there is no doubt that the act was committed whilst the unfortunate man was without reason to guide him. The body has not yet been recovered. Any information respecting it will be thankfully received by Mr. J. F. Carter of this city, brother to the deceased, who will pay any expenses incurred.
October 18, 1848
TAYLOR - We regret to announce the melancholy death by drowning of Mr. Abraham Taylor, son of Mr. James Taylor, farmer on the River Don, near this city. The deceased, having gone to Cobourg in charge of some sheep for the forthcoming exhibition, he fell overboard while the sheep were being landed, and although only a few minutes in the water, life was extinct when the body was taken, out. The deceased was a promising young man, 28 years of age, and an only son. His remains were brought to Toronto for interment.
BAIRD - We regret to learn from the Montreal "Gazette" of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Baird who served many years in Canada with the 66th Regiment. He was one of the sufferers by a late railway accident near Newton Bridge, and after lingering several days, expired at the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham.
October 21, 1848
HOBSON - It is with melancholy regret we announce the sudden death of the Rev. Mr. Hobson, the Episcopal Minister in this town. The late gentleman left Chatham in the steamboat "Brother" for the purpose of discharging some duties appertaining to his office as trustee of the District Grammar School. On the voyage he was taken seriously ill and on arriving at Windsor was obliged to be carried in an armchair to the Globe Hotel. Medical aid was immediately obtained from Detroit, and in the course of two or three days, he was so far recovered that he arose from his bed and walked a short distance, but at all times seemed to wander in his mind.† On Sabbath last his language was more unconnected, and on the Monday forenoon following, he started for a walk upon the bank of the Detroit River with his umbrella over his head and his walking cane saying he would go and see a friend. Evening having arrived and the gentleman not having returned, enquiry was made by several friends. On Tuesday and Wednesday, search was made and the body found about seven miles above Windsor in an extensive marsh. A coroner's inquest was held by Wm. G. Hall, Esq., and the verdict was that the gentleman came to his death from exposure consequent upon a fit of temporary derangement.
October 21, 1848
HOWSON - George Howson, a child of 17 months, only son of Mr. Thomas Howson, Esquesing, lost his life on the 11th instant, under peculiarly painful circumstances. Mrs. Howsen had been engaged in conveying milk to the swill-barrel situated in the house-yard, and after emptying one pail, had returned to the dairy to perform some necessary operations. On returning to the swill-barrel the second time, she found "horribile dicta" the body of her darling child immersed in the compound contents. Her absence could not have exceeded five or six minutes, but yet life was totally extinct. No medical gentleman resides so near as to render his services in such cases of any avail. A coroner's inquest was held on the day following before J. Jarvis, Esq., and a verdict, returned in accordance with the facts above stated.
DYNES - On Thursday, the 12th instant, as John Dynes, aged 12 years, son of Mr. Valentine Dynes, of Esquesing, was returning to his father's house after an absence of several days, during which he had been assisting an uncle to get out timber for a workshop, he met with his death in the following dreadful manner. He had charge of a waggon drawn by a yoke of oxen, one of which was extremely young. He had evidently been seated in the waggon and was† just off a rough corduroy bridge on to a piece of very level ground when something having gone wrong with the chain by which the vehicle was attached to the yoke, the point of the tongue slipped from the ring and fell to the ground, and the oxen continuing to pull by the chain, the waggon was necessarily turned over, the whole weight thereof falling on the back of the unfortunate youth. When found in about ten or fifteen minutes afterward, the body was quite dead, the bowels having been burst open. The little fellow had made nearly all his journey in safety, being within a mile or so of his home, when the fist of fate thus overtook him. It is judged from the noise of the waggon in going over the crossway that the oxen were going at a rapid rate which caused the fastening to get out of order. How true it is that "in the midst of life we are in death".
LIVINGSTON - We are informed that Mr. Livingston, of Esquesing, lost his life by a fall from a building in Chinguacousey, on Thursday, the 12th instant. It is said that after the fall he walked into the dwelling-house, and that none of the hands employed imagined anything serious had happened, until he was called to dinner, when not answering, the room was examined and he was found dead. This is the third violent death connected with the Township of Esquesing in the short space of two days.
October 25, 1848
TEMPLER - Died at Cape Town, near Ancaster, on Friday , the 20th instant, Martha, only daughter of Samuel Templer.
November 1, 1848
SANDERSON - Died at Toronto, on Wednesday morning, the 28th October, Amelia, wife of the Rev. George R. Sanderson, editor of the "Christian Guardian", aged 30 years.
GREER - An inquest was held on Sunday last at McLeans Tavern by Mr. H. B. Bull, coroner for the district, on the body of Mr. Michael Greer, formerly a druggist in this city. Latterly he had been unsuccessful in business and had prepared and carried with him a small phial containing Strychnine. Sunday morning while in the house of a Mr. Scallan, he obtained a glass of grog, and subsequently took about five grains of the poison. Witnesses who saw it in his possession remarked that the bottle was emptied when deceased stated what it had contained, and further, that the aid of the deceased could not then save him. Two medical gentlmen attended, but no exertion of theirs could serve the sufferer. A post mortem examination was had when Drs. Duggan and Dickinson stated that the deceased had lost his life from taking strychnine. This the jury embodied in their verdict, appending thereto the words "knowing it to be such".
November 4, 1848
DENNIS - Died on 27th ultimo, at her father's residence, Buttonwood, near Toronto, after a severe illness of four days, deeply and deservedly regretted, Mary, third daughter of Joseph Dennis, Esq., aged 27 years.
TAYLOR - We regret to learn that Thomas Wesley Taylor, son of Mr. Thomas Taylor, of this city, was drowned yesterday (Tuesday) in Cobourg. This very exemplary young man had recently become a student of Victoria College. Having gone to the wharf to meet his cousin, Mr. Kirkepdall, whom he expected on the "Magnet" and not being acquainted with the shape of the wharf, he stepped off in the dark into the water. His body was not found when .the last telegraphic news arrived. The public will sympathize with the deeply afflicted parents and friends. This is the second individual of the name of Taylor who has been drowned from the wharf at Cobourg. The other was a young man. from back of Toronto who went to visit the Provincial Fair. The proper authorities there will see the necessity of protecting human life by means of chains connecting the tops of the posts as before pointed out to them; otherwise strangers will be shy of their town and harbour.
FEW, NORMAN (Peterborough) - About four o'clock on the morning of Friday last, we were††† aroused from our slumbers by the ringing of the fire bell. On arriving at the scene of the conflagration, we perceived a small house or shanty, occupied by Mr. David Few and family, completely enveloped in flames which were communicated to an adjacent
building, the property of Mr. Duncan McKeeley, which was also completely consumed. When the shanty was burned to the ground, the horrifying spectacle of the mutilated and calcined remains of a human being were distinctly seen by the spectators. On enquiry, it began to be strongly suspected that the remains of another individual might be somewhere amongst the ruins, which unfortunately proved to be true, upon examination, the corpses of Jane Norman and Hannah Few, the whole affair being the result of intemperance - certainly a loud warning to all who indulge in the use of intoxicating liquors. From the circumstances of a drunken and riotous proceeding which had been witnessed during the night, and from the fact that Few had saved himself and two children from the fire, leaving his wife behind, suspicions began to put towards him as a murderer and incendiary. On the inquest which was held on the bodies by John R. Benson, Esq., coroner, sufficient evidence was produced to induce the Jury to return a verdict of "wilful arson" against David Few in the case of Jane Norman. With respect to the death of his wife, though it was suspected that she had been deprived of life to cover the murder of Norman, still no evidence was produced to prove such a diabolical act, and the jury could do no more than state that her death was the result of his riotous conduct and intemperance. He was committed to take his trial at the present assizes.
November 8, 1848
HILL - Died yesterday morning, Ann, Daughter of Mr. T. S. Hill, watchmaker, aged 10 years.
HARRIS - An inquest was held on the 30th ultimo at James Nightengale's Inn, Young Street, in the Township of York, before 'William B. Crew, Esq., coroner, and an intelligent jury on the remains of Joseph Harris, yeoman, of the third concession of York from the Bay, who had been missing since the 4th of November, last. His remains were found in a swamp a short distance from his farm by a son of Mr. James Hunter while out with a gun shooting. After a long and patient investigation lasting upwards of ten hours, the jury returned the following verdict "Found dead, but how or by what means he came to his death no evidence thereof doth appear to the said jurors."
CLARK - An inquest was held on the 27th ultimo, in the Township of Etobicoke, before George Duggan, Esq., coroner, and a jury on view of the body of a coloured man named William Clark who was found drowned in the Mimico Creek. From the evidence adduced it appeared that the deceased had been to the city with a load of wood and that on his return home about seven o'clock he halted at Widow McLean's Tavern at the mouth of the Humber where he met with three others, and after drinking together, they accompanied him in his waggon to Dundas street, and he returned again to the tavern about ten o'clock the same night where he stopped for a few minutes and left again for home, his residence being about two miles further on the road.
Next morning the rack of his waggon was seen floating, in the Mimico Creek, when search was made and the horses were found drowned, and after some further search, the body of the deceased was found a little above the bridge in about eight feet of water. By the tracks of the waggon on the road, it appeared that on going towards the Mimico Bridge, the horses turned down to the Lake shore, and rounding the bridge, went into the creek. The deceased left a wife and three children. Verdict: Found drowned.
November 11, 1848
EARNLEY - Died at Vienna, London District, on the 4th ultimo, Mr. John Earnley.
LOUIS - A young lad named Joseph Louis, about 15 years of age, employed as teamster by a Mr. Leonard, lost his life on Thursday under very afflicting circumstances. He was driving his waggon down John Street at a pretty rapid pace when he came up to two other vehicles running side by side, and as there appeared sufficient room to pass between the two, deceased made the attempt, but unfortunately the wheel of his waggon struck against the one he was passing, by which he was overturned and thrown headlong on the frozen ground. The lad lived but a few minutes after he was taken up, having received a dreadful wound over the left temple.
November 15, 1848
STURROCK - Died at Coat Bridge, Scotland, in September last, Mr. David Sturrock, of Cupar Fife, much and justly regretted
PICKARD - Died in this city, on Monday morning, Cecilia Alfretta daughter of Mr. B. Pickard, aged 17 months.
November 18, 1848
BARBOUR - Died at Kinsleary, Nairnshire, Scotland, in the 80th year of his age, Mr. James Barbour, of Andersier, maternal grandfather of Thomas H. McKenzie, Esq., of Dundee.
PEARSON - On the 16th October, instant, three sons of Nathaniel Pearson, Esq., of the Township of King; viz. Hiram, William, and Charles, the latter the youngest of the three aged 14, were engaged in getting out stores on the rear of their father's farm. Hiram, the eldest of the three, was sledging the stores and assisting his brothers, who had each a two-horse team, in loading the stones. The two boys started with their loads homeward. In their way was a somewhat long and high hill. At the top of this hill, Charles stopped his horses and adjusted his seat, a board laid across the stones, by which William got some distance ahead. As he got towards the bottom of
the hill, he heard the other team coming at a rapid rate and looking back, he saw the horses running, and his brother on the whipple-trees where he had fallen. William instantly stopped his horses, sprang from the waggon, ran back, and made a spring in the effort to rescue Charles from his perilous situation, and came so near as almost to catch him in his grasp, when he fell off, and both wheels of the waggon passed over his breast, causing instant death. The body was immediately carried homeward. The feelings of his parents can be imagined when called this suddenly to behold the dead and mangled body of their son who not a full hour before had left them in his usual health and spirits.
November 22, 1848
BARRETT, CALLAGHAN , ASHMORE (Port Stanley) - We have the melancholy duty, of informing you of heart-rending accident which occurred here on the afternoon of Wednesday last,†† the 15th instant. Two open boats were returning from the steamer "Scotland" with the mechanics and laborers who had been assisting in getting her off. When they got inside, or rather off, the end of the piers where a heavy ground swell was running, the boats were capsized whereby four men were drowned, three dockmen, and the other a sailor of the "Scotland". The names of the three are Richard Barrett, P. Callaghan, and Charles Ashmore, all leaving wives and families to mourn their untimely fate. The other unfortunate man was George Mountjoy, an Englishman, whom Captain Taylor had shipped at Montreal and was a stranger in this part of the country. Mr. Walter Pass made a noble effort to rescue the drowning men by jumping off the end of the pier with a rope in his hands, but the sea was running too high, and it was with difficulty he saved himself.
November 28, 1848
DAVIS - Died at her late residence in the Township of Windham, on the 11th instant, Mrs. Mary Davis (widow of the late John Davis, sen.) in her 78 year. The deceased was one of the first settlers in Long Point country.
December 2, 1848
TOAL - Died in Niagara, on the 27th ultimo, after a painful and lingering illness of about 7 months which he bore with resignation, Mr. Charles Toal, aged 37 years. Deceased was a respected member of the I.O.O.F., M.U., by which body he is deeply regretted. He also leaves a widow and large family to lament his boss.
December 6, 1848
WOOD - Died at Cote St. Paul, near Montreal, on the 21st ultimo, after severe suffering, Hannah, relict of the late Thomas Wood, Esq., many years of the Stamp Office, London.
December 6, 1848
BETHUNE - It is with feelings of deep regret we announce the demise of Angus Bethune Esq. Jun., barrister and attorney at law, and partner of John Cameron, Esq., of Brantford, on yesterday evening, Friday, 1st December, at 5 p.m., aged 38 years. Mr. Bethune has for some months been failing with consumption. He has lived for many years in Brantford and was beloved and respected by all who knew him.
COWAN - Died on the 23rd, ultimo, at his father's residence, in the Township of Pittsburgh, Midland District, after a short and severe illness of four days, John, eldest son of Alexander Cowan, sen., Esquire, aged 42 years.
December 9, 1848
SMITH - Died on Friday morning at his residence near Kingston, David John Smith, Esq. one of the oldest and most respectable inhabitants of Kingston.
December 16, 1848
CULLIGAN - On Sunday evening last, a man named John Culligan, was drowned off one of the schooners lying at the wharf. His body was not found until yesterday when Mr. D. Orr and others got it by means of a grapple, An inquest was held on the body before Mr. H. B. Bull, and a verdict of accidental death by drowning, was recorded.
December 20, 1848
ROY - Died at his residence, parish of St. Lawrence, after a protracted illness, on the 17th instant, Gabriel Roy, Esq., member of the Hon. the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada, and Lieut. Colonel of Militia, aged 78.
December 27, 1848
BUTLER - Died on Thursday, in Niagara, Thomas Butler, Esq., formerly Judge of the District Court of the Niagara District, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased was a grandson of Colonel Butler of the Rangers, and was himself actively engaged with the army in the last war with the United States.
CHAPMAN - Died in Galt, on Saturday night, the 16th Instant, after a lingering illness, aged 54, Mr. Thomas G. Chapman, formerly landlord of the Queen's Arms Hotel, Galt.
December 30, 1848
DRUMMOND - Died in Kingston, on Monday, December 25, Mr. George Drummond, third son of the late Robert Drummond, Esq., aged 23 years.