January 2, 1865
HINCKS - In the "Royal gazette" of the 23rd November, published at Georgetown, Demarara, and sent by Governor Hincks to our city member, we regret to find the following. We are sure that Mr. and Mrs. Hincks and their family will have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole Canadian community.
Since the sailing of the last mail, a gloom has been thrown over the whole community by the double bereavement His Excellency has sustained in the deaths of his son and granddaughter, both by the same fatal malady Sunday, and within a few hours of each other. This distressing calamity has called forth a feeling of most profound sympathy for the afflicted family at Government House. But as some account of the lamented Mr. Thomas Hincks will be perused with mournful interest by our readers, we are glad to be able to communicate the following particulars.
The subject of this brief memoir was born in Toronto on the 8th of August, 1816, and received his preparatory education at Upper Canada College, Toronto, and the High School of Quebec, where he gave early evidence of rare ability, Entered at the age of fourteen at Harrow, he became a distinguished pupil of that famous school, and went from thence to Baliol College, Oxford, with the brightest auguries of success on the part of his preceptors by whom his abilities and character were most highly esteemed. Nor were their anticipations disappointed, for after a brilliant career, he graduated in May last with the high distinction of first class. Having been enrolled for the English bar, he had already inscribed his name as a member of the Inner Temple, and shortly after taking his degree, he came out to the colony on a visit to his parents, arriving on the 23rd of July last.
A more united and attached family than the Governor's probably does not exist, and the delight with which he was welcomed can hardly be realized by those who are unacquainted with the warm and lively affection of the members towards each other. Little, alas! could anyone then imagine what fatal shores they were to be to him, but after the poignancy of the present calamity has been assuaged by time, it will be a source of satisfaction to his afflicted relatives to think of the happy meeting they were allowed to enjoy together before he was taken from them in the flower of his youth.
Being naturally desirous of seeing something of the colony while there, he accompanied his sister and Captain Beresford with some private friends up the Essequibo River a few weeks ago and enjoyed with the most genuine zest and enthusiasm all that he saw on the journey. On returning to the Penal Settlement, he complained of feeling slightly unwell, and
took advantage of the pilot‑tender to come back to town. He landed in Georgetown on Wednesday, the 2nd instant, and so little did he then imagine that anything was seriously amiss with him that it was only by accident it was discovered that he had fever, however, unhappily, the indisposition assumed a grave character in the afternoon of the following Friday, and in spite of every effort which medical skill could suggest the lamented gentleman grew rapidly worse, and expired on the morning of the 8th instant, to the inexpressible grief of his parents and family. His remains were followed to the grave by an immense concourse of mourners, and every mark of public sorrow and respect m s manifested on the occasion. Business was entirely suspended throughout the city and all the stores closed, the shipping struck their colours half mast high, and the funeral procession which winded its solemn way to the cemetery at La Rapentir amid the tolling of bells from every church in Georgetown was the longest that we have witnessed.
A brilliant scholar, Mr, Thomas Hincks was a gentleman of extensive general attainments and literary culture. Upright, guileless, honourable and profoundly conscientious, he won the respect and love of all who knew him. In the private relations of life, he exhibited a pattern of rare excellence. A dutiful and devoted son, a most affectionate brother, his life and conversation were adorned by perfect ingenuousness and humbleness of mind. Tenderly attached to little children, he was himself in purity and innocence as a little child while his, intellect was of a commanding character, and he was eminently clear‑headed in grasping the rudiments with which he had to deal.
His religious convictions were very strong and profound; a sincere and earnest follower of Christ, the bent of his mind was to Holy Orders, but with characteristic humility and with solemn sense amounting to obsession with which he regarded the importance of the sacred office, he was deterred by a doubt of his own fitness. It has been the privilege of some to peruse his letters on this subject to his father, and while nothing can be more beautiful than their Christian spirit, they evince at the same time a maturity of judgment and a profundity of reflection astonishing in so young a man. The Almighty Disposer of events has, in his inscrutable wisdom, been pleased to call him from this earthy scene where an eminent career of public usefulness seemed to await him, but his afflicted parents and family have the consolation of believing that he has entered into a perfect peace, into his everlasting rest.
READY - By a melancholy coincidence, his little god‑child and niece, of whom he was devotedly fond, the infant daughter of Lieut. Col. and Mrs. Ready, was struck down by the same fatal epidemic at Suddie in Essequibo, only a few hours before he was seized himself, and her decease preceded his by the same short period of time. They now sleep side by side and truly may it be said that they were lovely in their lives and in their death they were not divided.
GUINANE - A man named John Guinane, the night watch of the St. Louis Hotel, Quebec, came to his death very suddenly last Monday night by falling from the top to the bottom of a stair in a friend's house. He was a quiet, attentive, and strictly honest man, and his loss is much regretted by his employers, the Messrs Russell.
RUSSELL - On Thursday, Mr. Russell, an old and respectable inhabitant of the neighbourhood of Bowmanville was killed while on his way to town in crossing the track, by a locomotive and tender of the Grand Trunk Railway. It appears that they were running backward when the tender struck the cutter and horses of the deceased. Both were completely smashed up and carried some distance up the line, and the poor old gentleman was thrown into the ditch. It is stated that the parties in charge of the engine stopped and threw the remains of the cutter off the track and went on, leaving the unfortunate man to die without assistance. He was picked up shortly afterward by a person in the place and conveyed to his residence. Medical skill proved unavailing, and he breathed his last about two hours after the occurrence. He leaves a large number of relatives and an extensive circle of friends to mourn his melancholy death.
January 3, 1865
WILLIAMS - Died in this city, on the 1st January, Henry Williams, aged 38 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, King William street, at 2 p.m. to‑day.
BARKER - Died in this city, on January 1st, Sarah, only daughter of the late Wright Barker, aged 3 years and 1 month. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. John Barker corner of Robinson and Bowery streets, to‑day, at 2 p.m.
MITCHELL - We regret to learn that Dr. A. Mitchell of Nottawasaga died at his residence on Tuesday last of malignant scarlet fever. After a short illness of three days, he breathed his last. Dr. Mitchell graduated last spring in Victoria College and passed his examinations with great credit, being considered one of the most worthy of his fellow‑graduates. He was married about two years and leaves a wife and one child to lament his untimely death.
JOWETT - The Huron "Signal" says: Death has called away another Christian veteran, William Jowett. A native of Yorkshire, England, and for some time a merchant in London,
he settled in the Goderich Township when it was thinly settled. He was a most consistent member of the Church of England, for many years a church‑warden, and one of its most liberal supporters. He had also held the position of school trustee. He has gone to his rest at the good old age of 75.
January 4, 1865
NUNN - On Monday, the 26th December, a man named Henry Nunn, living in the 7th concession of Beverly, was killed. It appears that he had gone to a new sawmill close by, and its being a holiday, was taking advantage of the saw's being disengaged to cut up some slabs for his own use. In lifting one off, he tripped, and was thrown across the circular saw and do severely injured that he died the following morning.
TURCOTTE - The Quebec "Chronicle" remarks that one of the first articles of freight which arrived in Three Rivers by the Three Rivers and Athabasca branch of the Grand Trunk railway was the coffin of the Hon. Mr. Turcotte which was brought from Montreal. When we consider the fact that the road owed its existence to that lamented gentleman, and that he barely lived to see it opened for traffic, the coincidence is as strange as it is painful.
LAZARUS - We observe by this morning's telegraph that the prize‑fighter, Harry Lazarus, was killed in a fracas in New York yesterday morning. About six years ago, he fought and beat Pinny Horrigan at Point Albino, Canada, and since that time has led a chequered life, having killed several men at various times in bar‑room skirmishes, and has now, in return, been killed in an affair of a similar character. Lazarus was only about 27 years of age.
SCOTT (Montreal) - An old man named Scott, aged 116 years, was brought in from Storrington on Tuesday, and placed in Hotel Dieu, where he died in a couple of hours after his arrival. He had been driven 25 miles on that day, and was in a dying condition when he reached the city. Scott had been residing a number of years in Storrington, and for the past few years had been receiving aid from the County Council. Although feeble in body, he retained his general health and clearness of intellect to the last. He was originally from lower Canada, and spoke very indifferent English, although he is said to have been English by birth.
January 5, 1865
WOODS - Died on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Henry Woods, aged 84 years. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock to‑morrow, (Thursday) from his late residence on Emerald street, below St. Thomas church. Friends and acquaintances are desired to attend.
COUMBE - Died in this city, on the 3rd January, 1865, Anne, the wife of George Coumbe, aged 58 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday, the 6th of January, at half past two p.m., from her late residence, Rebecca street. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
FINLAYSON - We regret to learn that the wife of Hugh Finlayson, formerly M.P.P. for the East Riding of Brant, died in Paris on Monday last, after a lingering illness, The deceased was very much respected throughout the County of Brant.
January 6, 1865
SMITH - Died at Hamilton, on Thursday, the 5th instant, Edward, infant son of Mr. John Smith, ex‑councillor. The funeral will take place to‑day at half past two o'clock from the family residence, John street.
January 10, 1865
DUNN - Yesterday afternoon, the remains of the late Mr. Frank Dunn were conveyed to the Burlington cemetery by a large number of sorrowing friends and acquaintances. The deceased, who was well and favourably known in this city, was son of A. Dunn, Esq., barrister, Pollingdon, near Hull, England. It will be satisfactory to his friends to know that during his last illness, he was carefully attended to and everything done for him that could be done by Mr. John S. Lager, at whose house he died. A notice of the death was left at this office on Saturday evening for insertion in yesterday's issue but was by oversight omitted.
January 11, 1865
DAY - The Guelph "Daily Advertiser" records at length the death of one of the oldest and most enterprising settlers in that district, William Day, Esq. Many of the public buildings in the Province are monuments of his energy and skill. He was a native of Yorkshire and had been 32 years in Canada. The "Advertiser" says: Whether in his public capacity as magistrate or councillor, or in his private character of either husband, father, or friend, his career was irreproachable and truly merited the high esteem and respect which was everywhere spontaneously accorded to him. His death is truly a public loss.
USHER - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Mr. George Usher, aged 56 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully irvited to attend the funeral to‑day at 3 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, Nelson street without further notice.
HARTLEY - John Hartley, son of Mr. D. Hartley, of Omemee, while looking after pigeons in Mr. Cottingham's(Cottingham’s) grist mill a short time ago, was caught by a cogwheel and crushed to death in a few moments.
January 12, 1863
SORRIE - On Christmas day, a man named John Sorrie, a resident of the northern part of Beverly, was found dead in the snow near the townline between Beverly and Puslinch. It Is thought that he must have been frozen to death on the Wednesday previous while on his way to the Brock Road.
MOORE - It has become our painful duty to record one of those sudden and mysterious occurrences over which man has no control in which God, in his infinite wisdom, deems fit to visit us at intervals. Last evening, a little after nine o'clock, as Mr. Samuel James Moore, Hughson street, an old and devout member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society of this city, was returning home from the Brick church, John street, where he had been engaged in devotions, he was taken suddenly ill and fell into the arms of Mr. Robert Campbell who was near him on the sidewalk. Dr. McIntosh was nearby, and as soon as he examined him, pronounced life extinct, and was of the opinion that apoplexy was the cause of his death. Mr. Moore was much esteemed by those who were intimate with him, and has always been a good Christian, He leaves a large family to mourn his untimely death.
January 13, 1865
FERLAND - L'Abbe Ferland, Professor of History at the University of Laval, Quebec, died on Tuesday night of a paralytic stroke. He was a native of France, and well advanced in years. His "Cours de l'Histoire du Canada" of which one volume was published some years ago, and the second volume is now in press, is by far the ablest work of the kind we have. The second volume does not by any means complete the task he had undertaken, and the work will be only a splendid fragment.
CASE - On Sunday, the 1st of January, Thomas Case, Esq. of Osborne, died at the advanced age of 84 years, deeply regretted by an aged companion and a large family of relatives and friends. Mr. Case emigrated to this County from the County of Wicklow, Ireland, in the year 1836 and settled on the London road, then a wilderness, but by dint of industry, assisted by a kind Providence, he lived to see his family all comfortably provided for and occupying respectable positions in society. He was a consistent member of the Church of England, and he died with the full assurance that all was well, and although dead, he still liveth in the hearts of many.
MOORE - Died or Wednesday, the 11th instant, in this city, Samuel James Moore, Esq., in the 6lst year of his age. The funeral will leave the family residence, Hughson street, on to‑morrow (Saturday) afternoon, at half past two o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
LISTER - Died on Wednesday, the 11th instant, James, youngest son of Mr. James Lister, aged 5 years, 6 months, and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his father's residence, corner of John and Stewart streets, on Saturday afternoon next at 2 o'clock.
January 14, 1865
YOUNG - Died on the 13th instant, William John, youngest son of Mr. Robert Young, aged 1 year and 8 months. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock on Saturday, the 14th instant, from his father's residence, Cathcart street.
FORTIER - Mr. Fortier, lighthouse keeper and United States Consular Agent, died suddenly at Port Colborne, on Wednesday afternoon.
LAVEN - A little daughter of Mr. Peter Laven of Galt was scalded to death on Friday evening by the upsetting of a pail of hot water.
January 17, 1865
KELK - On Saturday last, John Kelk of this city, died in the Lunatic Asylum, Toronto. The deceased was a young man of much promise, and was well and favourably known as a violinist of the first order, About ten years ago, he left here with a musical troupe to go south, and while bathing in one of the rivers there, he became sun‑stroke. He was brought home to this city a raving maniac, and after a short confinement in the Asylum in Toronto, he apparently regained his senses. About a year ago, however, he was subjected to another attack of insanity and raved fearfully at intervals. He was again removed to Toronto and died there on the 14th instant. Deceased was a very worthy and amiable young man. His death will be much regretted by many in this city and elsewhere, and much sympathy felt for the afflictions his death has brought on his family, His remains were removed to this city on Saturday.
ROBINSON - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, at his father's residence, corner of James and Gore streets, Victor Herbert Neville, infant son of Mr. John Robinson.
BAXTER - Died at Balsam Lodge, Wellington Square, or Sunday evening, 15th instant, Thomas Henry, youngest son of Thomas Baxter, Esq., aged 6 years. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock on Wednesday, the 18th instant. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
January 18, 1865
STUART - The Halifax papers announce the death of the Hon. Alexander Stuart, Judge of the Vice‑Admiralty Court of Nova Scotia, a position he had held sixteen years. It was before him that the case of the steamer "Chesapeake" was tried, and he gave a decision restoring the vessel to the owners. The Halifax bar in noticing his decease‑ passed resolutions, one of which we quote. "At this time especially when questions of International law involving great and momentous interest may be likely to arise, the loss of one is more deeply deplored whose studies and habits of thought, calm and dispassionate judgment so well fitted him for the consideration of such subjects."
January 20, 1865
YEILDING - Died on Rebecca street, on the 19th January, instant, in the 80th year of her age, Harriett Yeilding, nee Hilliard, the wife of James Royce Yeilding, Esq., formerly of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.
APPLEYARD - Died on the 19th instant, Miss Eliza Appleyard, second daughter of Mr. Thomas Appleyard, in the 18th year of her age. Funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Saturday, 21st, from her father's residence, corner of Tyburn and Walnut streets. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
BALL - Thomas Ball, barrister, Thorold, was frozen to death yesterday morning while on his way home. Deceased was about 45 years of age ard was an old resident of Thorold.
January 21, 1865
JOHNSTON - Died at Freelton, on the 19th instant, William Johnston, blacksmith, aged 40 years.
BALL (St. Catharines) - To‑day it becomes our painful duty to record the death of a well‑known and much respected citizen of Thorold, Lewis A. Ball, Esq., for many years a successful lawyer of that village who perished in the snow last night while attempting to return from the village of Homer to his own residence.. The facts as far as we have been able to learn them are as follows. It appears that
Mr. Ball came to St. Catharines yesterday noon, and after transacting some business at the office of William Eccles, Esq., left town at 2 O'clock p.m., and proceeded in a sleigh to Homer. He remained there a couple of hours, and then started homeward. It would seem that he endeavoured to make a short cut by leaving the main road and entering another, known by the name of Hartwell road which terminates a little above Centreville by striking the Thorold road. In this highway, the snow had scarcely been broken by previous travellers, and heavy drifts lay piled up on all sides. It is supposed that Mr. Ball's sleigh sank in one of the deep drifts, and that he, himself, in attempting to release the vehicle, became involved and unable to extricate himself. That seems the more likely as his body was found in the snow this morning frozen stiff, and the horse was in Mr. Bessey's field near the toll gate, not far from where the melancholy occurrence took place. Coroner Hutt is now holding an inquest on the body, the result of which will be given in a future issue. The deceased leaves a wife to mourn his untimely death.
January 23, 1865
RICHARDSON - We regret to learn that on Tuesday morning, a destructive fire, attended with a loss of life, occurred in Millbrook. The fire broke out in the centre of a wooden block and rapidly spread each way, levelling in an incredibly short time, eight or nine places of business. Among the doomed buildings were the Post Office and the Township Clerk's offices. The records of the Township (Cavan), we learn, were all destroyed, and several of the letters remaining in the Post Office were also destroyed. The origin of the fire is not known. The sufferers, we believe, are all insured.
The most melancholy item in connection with the fire is the fatal accident to Mr. Granville Richardson. In endeavouring to stay the progress of the flames, the unfortunate man ventured too near the burning building and was terribly crushed by a chimney falling on him, which he survived only a few hours. Mr. Richardson, who was widely known and respected, was in the prime of life, and leaves a widow and small family to mourn his untimely end.
JULIEN (Quebec) - A correspondent over the signature of "Justice" writes us as follows. I am very much surprised that no reward has yet been offered by the Government for the apprehersion and conviction of the persons by whom Jean Julien was murdered or the River St. Charles on the 7th instant, notwithstanding the general opinion which prevails that the offer of a reward will be the only really effective means of bringing the criminals to light.
January 26, 1865
AMES (Dunnville) - About half past, six o'clock this evening, a worthy man, John Ames, Esq., councilor of this village, suddenly dropped dead in the street. A painful sensation is the result, as he stood high in the estimation of everybody. He had been labouring under a disease of the heart, and this sudden departure is probably rightly attributable to that cause.
January 25, 1865
GILLESPIE - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, eldest son of .Mr. John Gillespie, aged 2 years, 10 months, and 13 days. The funeral will leave the residence of his parents on Melson street, between King and King William streets, at 3 o'clock to‑day (Wednesday). Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
BASS - Died on the 24th instant, Mary Ann Bass, widow of the late Mr. Charles Bass, in her 29th year. The funeral will take place on Thursday, 26th instant, from her residence, Wilson street, to Burlington cemetery.
January 26, 1868
NELLES - We regret to notice by the "Grand River Sachem" that Col, William W. Nelles died on Monday last at his residence, Seneca, near York, in the 71st year of his age.
PICARD - Marguerite Vincent, wife of Paul Picard, a chief of the Huron tribe, known among his brethren as Ondawanhout, died at Lorette, on Sunday morning, at the advanced age of 82. Her remains were interred the day before yesterday in the chapel of the tribe.
January 27, 1865
BOWMAN - George Bowman, formerly of the 7th Hussars, died at the Finlay Asylum, Quebec, on the 26th instant, in the 80th year of his age. He was one of Wellington's Reserves at Waterloo.
KELLY (Stratford) - While the train was shunting cars here to‑day, a boy named Kelly, about 15 years of age, was amusing himself by jumping on and off the train. He fell below the cars, and was crushed fearfully, killing him instantly.
January 30, 1865
CHERRY (Mount Forest) - A sudden death took place at Kelbeck's Tavern, Township of Proton, on Tuesday morning last, under extraordinary circumstances. A party, on their way home from a ball on the Toronto line, had stopped at Kelbeck's, and having a fiddler with them, they resumed the dance. While in the middle of a scotch reel, one of the dancers, Mr. Cherry, a farmer residing in Melancthon, dropped on the floor and instantly expired without a groan. Dr. Booner of Artemesia was present and gave it as his opinion that heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Cherry was a man of middle age, and though fond of a frolic, was not under the influence of liquor at the time, nor, so far as we have heard, was he given to drinking. He leaves a wife and a large family to mourn his doom, awful alike in suddenness and surroundings.
KILGOUR - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, William Thomas~ only child of Mr. James Kilgour, of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 3 months. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, Park street. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
BOND - Died at Barton, on Saturday, 28th instant, James Silas, youngest son of Silas and Leonora Bond, aged 18 months, and 15 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his father's residence, Barton, on Tuesday, the 31st, at 21/2 o'clock p.m.
BALL - We regret to learn that W. H. Ball, Esq., of Niagara Township, father of Rev. Mr. Ball, of Guelph, was seized with paralysis on Tuesday last from the effects of which he will not recover.
CLARK (Toronto) - We regret to learn that Dr. A. M. Clark died suddenly on Friday afternoon at his residence near Yorkville at the advanced age of 74. Dr. Clark was a gentle‑man well‑known in this city, and at one time served in India where he filled several posts of importance with great efficiency. He came to Canada twenty years ago and has always been an active promoter of any project of public interest in his neighbourhood, and his loss will he deeply felt by the circle of friends he had formed around him. Dr. Clark was highly respected by all who knew him.
February 1, 1865
SHERRINGTON - In the vicinity of the small village of Strasborg, in the County of Waterloo, a melancholy case of suicide occurred recently. The victim was a woman named Sherrington who had been for some time in a melancholy state
of mind, and was seldom on this account left alone. On the day the direful deed was committed, her husband, thinking she seemed in remarkably good spirits, left her alone, but on returning and missing her, he searched the house, but failing to find her, went to the barn where, to his intense horror, he saw the body of his wife suspended lifeless by a rope attached to a windlass used for weighing hay. The husband immediately cut the rope, hoping that life was not extinct, but was soon convinced that there was no room for hope
AMES (Dunnville) - We regret to announce the sudden demise of our late fellow‑townsman, Captain John Ames, which took place on Monday evening, under the following circumstances. He had taken his tea, apparently as well as usual, and was walking down the street, and when in front of Mr. Basil J. Gray's shop, he suddenly dropped. He was immediately carried in, but life was extinct. The deceased had been for some time afflicted with disease of the heart, and this it is supposed was the cause of his sudden death. The remains were conveyed to the Episcopal Burying Ground in South Cayuga whence they were followed by a large number of friends and the members of the Council of which he had recently been a member. The council met on Thursday_.and passed the resolutions of condolence with the family of the deceased.
THORP (Guelph) - To‑day it becomes our painful duty to record the demise of him who but yesterday was one of Guelph's oldest living settlers. "Poor Thorp"; "Poor old Thorp"; "Another old settler gone": were the remarks heard on all sides when on Friday evening last, it became known through the town that he who, perhaps of all others, had done the most for Guelph in its hour of need, he who was among the first to afford to the weary traveler of bygone days to Guelph a resting place and generosity, and himself at last been called away to the bourne whence no traveler returns, and we believe that we but reflect the sentiments of our townspeople in thus paying a passing tribute of respect to his memory. The deceased was born in Wicklow, Ireland, in the year 1800, and emigrated to New York in 1827. He came to Guelph in 1827.
HOME - On Saturday last, the body of Timothy Home, whose home was in Eastwood, near Woodstock, was found in the stable loft of Mr. Andrew Eadie. The throat was cut, and the body frozen. The right cheek and lower part of the chin were eaten off by mice. A razor covered with blood was found in his pocket. He was 56 years of age, had been a habitual drunkard, left a wife and three or four children. An inquest failed to explain the mystery connected with the cutting of his throat.
HILLMAN (Brantford) - On Wednesday last, Mr. William Hillman,‑who was in the employment of Mr. Alfred Watts as head miller of his milling establishment, situated at the locks near this town, was found dead near Cainsville on Thursday. From all that we car learn, Hillman had not been in a very sound state of mind for some time. On Wednesday evening, he left his boarding house, Hobson's tavern, Hamilton road, and no person could find out where he had gone. Search was immediately instituted on the following day, Thursday. His body was found in the woods dead and frozen stiff, and his belly ripped across with some sharp instrument which was supposed to be done by himself. Hillman was an Englishman and not married, and was some twelve years in the employ of Mr. Watts. A coroner's inquest was held on the body yesterday, but the particulars we have not yet learned.
MARTYN - Died at the residence of her son‑in‑law, Yorkville, on Sunday, the 29th ultimo, Mrs. Mary Martyn, aged 88 years, relict of the late John Martyn, last of Hamilton, and formerly of Falmouth, England, Friends and acquaintances are requested to meet at the residence of Mr. Alexander Karr, Mary street, between Rebecca and Gore, at half past one o'clock on Thursday, the 2nd instant, and proceed from thence to meet the corpse which will arrive from Toronto by the 2 o'clock train for interment.
February 2, 1865
PHELAN - We regret to announce the demise of Mr, D. Phelan, boat builder, a worthy man well, known here and universally liked for his urbanity and sterling worth. It appears that a few days since, he accidentally injured his foot with a plane which was not at the time considered serious. Inflammation, however, supervened, and an abscess formed on the foot which was lanced about noon on Tuesday, after which he gradually sank and expired at four o'clock in the afternoon.
CORCORAN - Died on the 1st instant, Mr. John Corcoran, a native of the County of Waterford, parish of Buterstown, Ireland, in the 47th year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend his funeral on the 3rd instant at 4 p.n. from his late residence, James street.
PHELAN - Died in Hamilton, on Tuesday, the 31st January, Mr. Dennis Phelan, aged 33 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend his funeral from his late residence, lower James street, to‑morrow (Thursday) at half past three p.m.
PATTON - Died on the 24th of January, at Lansing, Michigan, after a lingering illness of nearly a year, Mr. John A. Patton, aged 40 years. The deceased was well and favourably
known in this city as one of the pressman in the "Spectator" office. He was brought from New York a number of years ago by the late R. R. Smiley, and was the first to work a newspaper in Hamilton by steam power. He was an excellent workman, affable and courteous in his manner, endearing himself to all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. His bereaved widow and fatherless children have the sympathy of a large number of friends in Hamilton.
February 3, 1865
MCRAE - Died at her residence, John street, on the afternoon of Tuesday, the 2nd instant, Margaret Munro, relict of the late Alexander McRae, Esq., of this city, in the 74th year of her age. The funeral will leave her residence, John street, on Saturday afternoon, the 4th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
February 4, 1865
HITCHCOCK - Died at his residence, Hughson street, on the morning of the 3rd instant, Ira Hitchcock, Esq., a native of Hebron, Washington County, New York, and only surviving son of the late Judge Phineas Hitchcock. The funeral will take place from his late residence, on Sunday next, the 5th instant, at half past two o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
February 6, 1865
IRVING (Galt) - Death of Rev. C. Irving: The reverend gentleman had been suffering from that most hopeless of diseases, consumption, and laid aside from active duty for upwards of a year. He had been the pastor of the Stanley Street Church in Ayr village for about three years and a half, and was highly esteemed as an able preacher and a faithful and painstaking pastor. His early death is much regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and is a severe loss, not only to the congregation of which he was pastor, but to the Church at large. He leaves a widow to whom he was married but a few days previous to his being seized with the illness which terminated so fatally. She has the sympathy of the whole community in her melancholy bereavement.
February 7, 1865
MAGILL - We regret to announce that about 12 o'clock yesterday Alderman Magill became the subject of a severe and dangerous attack of apoplexy. He had been about the streets attending
to his affairs apparently in his usual health up to the hour named, when he walked into his son's store, complaining of a headache. The son accompanied him home, observing that he was rapidly sinking. Drs. King and McDonald were almost immediately in attendance, but gave no hope of his recovery. His death took place at a quarter past eleven o'clock last night. The doctors are of the opinion that the apoplexy was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel about the brain. The deceased was over 56 years of age. He came to this country 33 years ago with three sisters and three brothers, one of whom is our present mayor. He was the third brother in point of age. He is the first ;of the seven just mentioned who has been cut off by death. He leaves a widow, three sons, and a daughter, all, we are happy to say, well provided for. He was a most successful man of business, and was universally esteemed for his kindly, straightforward manner and his thorough honesty of purpose. He leaves a very large circle of friends and acquaintances to lament his loss. He was a member of the Methodist body, and was attended in his last moments by his minister, Rev. Mr. Rriggs. A vacancy has been created in St. Lawrence Ward which he has so long and faithfully represented in the City Council.
DUNSTAN - Died on the 6th instant, Edith Mary, only daughter of R. Jewell Dunstan, aged 4 years and 5 months. The funeral will take place or Wednesday afternoon, the 8th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.
BAUER - Died in this city, at 3 o'clock p.m., on Sunday, the 5th instant, Amelia Wilhemina Bauer, wife of Mr. Leopold Bauer, aged 24 years and 5 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral to‑day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, John street north, without further notice.
February 8, 1865
MAGILL - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, of apoplexy, Edward Magill, Esq., in the 57th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, Catherine street, opposite Gore street, on Thursday at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice
MARCH - Mr. Shadrach March, of Grantham, was killed in Indiana a few days ago, by falling off a railway train which passed over his body. He leaves a number of relatives in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Dundas, and elsewhere, to mourn his sad death.
WARNER (Quebec) - Mrs. Warner who was so dreadfully injured by the upsetting of a
CARROLL coal‑oil lamp has since died, and we further learn that Mrs. Martin Carroll who wandered from her residence, St. Vallier street, to Prescott Gate, on Sunday night or Monday morning, while in a state of mental alienation, died on Wednesday night in consequence of injuries and exposure sustained on that occasion.
February 9, 1865
MESSENGER - Died in Caledonia, on Tuesday, the 8th instant, Albert Colliame Messenger, of the "Grand River Sachem" office, and youngest brother of the Editor and Proprietor of said paper, sincerely regretted by all who knew him, as well as deeply mourned by his beloved wife and child and his numerous friends and relatives, aged 25 years and 4 days. His funeral will take place from his late residence to the place of interment in the Caledonia cemetery, on Friday next, the 10th instant, at 1 o'clock p.m. when all friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
FERGUSON - An old man named John Ferguson when returning from a visit to his daughter in Erin township on Friday last, called at Elora and purchased a barrel of whiskey, and then proceeded on his way home. He was the worse of liquor, and procured more on his way along the Elora and Saugeen road, which made him so stupid that when about 80 rods from McTague's tavern, he drove in a field and capsized the sleigh where he remained all night. After lying about 16 hours, he was discovered, and strange to say, he was not quite dead. However, he expired about 12 o'clock on Saturday.
February 10, 1865
BASTEDO - Died at his residence, in Nelson, on the evening of the; 8th instant, Gilbert Tice Bastedo, aged 87 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on the 13th instant, at 10 o'clock a.m. without further notice.
February 11, 1865
ALCOCK - A man named Thomas Alcock, yardsman of the Buffalo and Lake Huron Railway, at Fort Erie, was unfortunately killed to‑day while engaged in coupling cars.
CORY - Died at Waukegan, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, the 7th February, 1865, Reuben Young, second son of H. S. Cory, Esq., M.D., of the same place, aged 28 years.
MURNEY - The following is an extract from an obituary notice from the pen of Mrs. Moodie, the well‑known authoress of several works upon domestic life in Canada. The death, and its lamentable cause, of Mr. Edmund Murney will be fresh in the memory of our readers. We have deferred the publication of this notice from sheer inability to find room for its insertion, and our space even now compels us unwillingly to curtail this warm effusion of friendship, in order to give it space.
Edmund Henry Murney was born in Belleville, September 18th, 1837, and had just completed his 27th year at the time of his melancholy death. He was the eldest and only surviving son of the Hon. Edmund Murney, a gentleman who for many years represented the county of Hastings in Parliament.
Henry Murney received his first rudiments of an excellent education in his native town under the superintendence of Mr. Burdon, the; Master of the Grammar School. He was afterwards placed in the Upper Canada College, Toronto. After completing his education abroad, and while on his way home, he received in London, through the Hon. John Ross, a situation as Engineer in W. Brassey's Railroad between Bilboa and Fudelon in Spain which he filled with great credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his employers of which his friends possess abundant testimonials. In 1861, hearing of the death of his father, he instantly resigned his situation and hurried home to comfort his widowed mother in her distress and assist in the arrangements of her affairs, left in a difficult situation and intricate state by his father's sudden death. The fine young man, so full of promise, and encircled by such bright hopes, was cut off by a fatal accident. The assistant in a Druggist Establishment at Quebec, mixing a glass of soda and gentian, by mistake, it was stated, used digitalis for the latter drug. Henry Murney died December the 28th, 1864. His remains were brought by train to Belleville or the last day of the old year, the night that his anxious and loving mother had looked forward to with delight to welcome home her son.
BETHUNE - Died at Mount Hope, Glanford, on Saturday, the 11the instant, Marie, the beloved wife of Alexander Bethune, M.D. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to
attend the funeral on Tuesday, the 14th instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
WHYTE - Died at Barton Lodge, on Saturday, the 11th instant, at 8 o'clock a.m., of disease of the heart, Mrs. Isabella Whyte, relict of the late John Whyte, Esq. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, the 15th, at 1:00 p.m. from Barton lodge to the place of interment at Burlington cemetery when all friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
SOMERVILLE - On Saturday last, an accident which resulted fatally took place at the Grand Trunk Railway station here (Port Hope). Mrs. Somerville, wife of Mr. Thomas Somerville, distiller of this town, who was intending to proceed to Cobourg by the 5:50 mixed train, and had purchased a ticket for that place, in attempting to get on the train while in motion, missed her footing, one of the wheels passing over her ankle. Medical assistance was at once procured, in spite of which, however, she expired at 2 o'clock on the following morning. An inquest was held by Coroner Maxwell on Monday, and a verdict of "accidental death" was rendered.
February 15, 1865
MCNAUGHT - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Margaret, infant daughter (three weeks old) of Mr. George McNaught, Augusta street. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
NEYSMITH (Kingston) - A man named William Neysmith, formerly in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway company as engineer and fitter, but discharged the 10th of January last for inattention to his duties, was found dead yesterday afternoon near the company's sheds. About ten dollars was in deceased's pockets when he was found, and an examination of the body by Dr. Kingston, showed that death was not caused by a weapon in the hands of another. Neysmith was about 40 years of age and unmarried.
February 17, 1865
SERVOS - A man named David Servos was killed on Saturday last in the Township of Caistor. He was, with his brother, engaged in drawing long round timber to the Chippewa Creek, and in unloading one of the sticks, it swung round and hit him on the head killing him instantly. Deceased was about 27 years of age. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.
February 18, 1865
SCOTT - Died in this city, at Mrs. Pearson's, Hughson street, on the morning of the 17th instant, George Jamieson, infant son of Mr. George Scott, aged 2 months and 20 days.
KENT - Died on Thursday, the 16th February, at his residence in Lowville, County of Halton, Mr. George Kent, late of Hamilton, a native of Bodmin, Cornwall, England, aged 87 years. The funeral will leave Lowville on Sunday, the 19th at 10 a.m. and arrive at Burlington cemetery at 2 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
February 20, 1865
CAHILL - Died in this city, on Sunday morning, the 19th instant, of congestion of the lungs, Margaret Stuart, infant daughter of James Cahill, Esq., aged 5 months and 12 days.
LESLIE - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Mr. Alexander Leslie, aged 64 years, a native of Fifeshire, Scotland. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from his late residence, Napier street, on Monday, 20th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.
BROWN, FARRELL - The Quebec "News" says that Samuel Brown of J. Brown, and Co., rope manufacturers, St. Peter's street, died suddenly of apoplexy last Monday and that a young woman, named Catherine Farrell, maid‑servant in the family of Mr. T. H. Tilstone, St. Foy road, also died suddenly on the same day, poisoned with vitriol.
February 21, 1865
MCCOMB - Died in this city, on the evening of the 18th instant, Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr. James McComb, aged 5 years and 6 months.
MAXWELL - Died at the Royal Hotel, at half past ten on the 20th instant, George Irwin, only son of Mr. Albert Maxwell, aged 15 months and 10 days. The funeral will leave the hotel this afternoon (Tuesday) at half past two o'clock. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.
February 22, 1865
PUTNAM (Napanee) - On Tuesday evening last, an accident occurred on the Railroad Bridge here, whereby a man named Putnam lost his life. As the evening express was crossing the bridge, a rail became displaced, and the cars ran off. The engine was immediately reversed, and it is supposed the deceased, who was fireman, while applying the brakes, was thrown off by the sudden stopping against the side of the bridge, and fell back under the tender which passed over one of his legs, grinding it in a most horrible manner, his skull was also broken in. He was immediately taken up and carried to a house nearby, where he died in about ten minutes.
JONES - On Wednesday last, Dr. Waugh, coroner, Stratford, held an inquest at McCulloch's tavern, Millbrook, on the body of Mrs. Charles Jones who died on the 21st of November last after four hours, illness, that is to say, had been administered poison by her husband. The substance of the evidence adduced was that a very short time after the death of his wife, the said Charles Jones had married a Mrs. Hall with whom
he had illicit intercourse previous to his wife's demise; that he had been at the grave of his wife on the day he thought the inquest would be held; had firearms in his possession, and threatened to shoot anyone who would attempt to exhume the body; and that his family were suspicious of foul play. Dr. Johnson, who made a post mortem examination of the body, deposed that he could find no immediate cause of death. The viscera was accordingly sent to Professor Croft, Toronto, for examination, awaiting which the enquiry was adjourned until Friday, the 24th. Jones is now in gaol.
MULHOLLAND - An inquest was held before Dr. Macintosh yesterday at the County Gaol on the body of Thomas Mulholland, a prisoner there. The first witness examined was George Scott, a turnkey at the County Gaol who deposed that deceased was admitted on the 10th instant on a charge of drunkenness. He did not appear to be in good health at the time although he did not complain. He was allowed to take exercise if he chose, but witness could not say whether he did so or not. The term of his imprisonment was twenty‑one days. Witness did not have charge of him in the cell, but is in the habit of visiting the cells every morning and enquiring into the condition of the inmates. If prisoners are in a filthy condition when admitted, they are always cleaned.
By the foreman ‑ never heard any complaints from prisoner.
James Ainsley is also a turnkey in the County Gaol. He deposed that he saw deceased when he came into the gaol, He looked about as usual. He always looked weak, and witness considered him a sickly old man. He had been here about a week before. He gave his age as 65. He was under witness's charge. He never made any complaint, His food was always taken into the cell, but witness could not say whether he eat it or not, but did not recollect any of it being left at any time. James Henry Livingstone was confined in the same cell with deceased. There was another man with him also until yesterday morning when he was discharged. Deceased did not go out or leave the cell during the time he was in prison. He laid in his bed the greater part of the time. Never asked if he was unwell as there was nothing unusual for prisoners of his age to remain in bed. The doctor had never been to see him since his admission. Saw him on Monday morning when he seemed the same as usual. Witness was not instructed to enquire particularly into the state of the prisoners' health except when the doctor went his rounds when prisoners asked if they wanted to see him. Handed in his dinner about noon. Heard that he was dead about half past three o'clock from James Henry Somerville. Visited the cell immediately. The body was then warm. Livingstone said prisoner was talking to him ten minutes before he died.
George Jamieson, head gaoler of the County Gao1, was next examined. He said that he saw deceased on his admission when he appeared to be the sane as usual. Did not think he was
ill. Considered him a weak feeble man. It was the turnkey's duty to report any complaints made by prisoners and the doctor is immediately sent for if there is anything serious no matter by day or night. Never heard of any complaint from deceased. It is not the duty of the turnkey to compel them to leave their cells especially when they are old and infirm as the prisoner was.
By the foreman. It would be the turnkey's duty to ask the prisoner whether he was sick if he had reason to think that he was so.
James Henry Livingstone, a prisoner in the gaol. Had been in prison about 12 days. Was an inmate of the same cell with deceased and knew him by sight before he was admitted, When he came in, he was very ill with bowel complaint and also complained of gravel. He seemed very gentle and was afraid of giving trouble. Complained of constant cold in his feet. Deceased eat his dinner on Monday more heartily than usual. He generally had a very poor appetite. There were four prisoners in the cell up to the day of his death. Deceased knew when the doctor was in the gaol on Saturday and at witness's suggestion called to him, but he was gone before deceased could make himself heard. He did not seem to think himself very ill or likely to die. On Monday morning he did not get up with the other prisoners as he was in the habit of doing. Witness advised him to lie in bed. He was up several times to the water closet in the course of the morning. After dinner, he turned and appeared to be going, to sleep. Witness was talking to him a few minutes before he died. Heard him snore and a short time afterward he gave a groan, and witness, thinking it as an unusual kind of sound, looked round and found him dead. He did not struggle at all.
By the foreman. The only way in which we can make ourselves heard when we want the turnkey is by rapping on the door. The turnkey always comes to us immediately. I told him the deceased was dead. Deceased received the same attention as other prisoners did. He seemed very feeble when he came in. He did not to my knowledge make any personal complaint, but witness and other prisoners spoke about his condition to the turnkey, but no examination was made.
Dr. Ryall, surgeon and physician, examined the body of deceased. There were no external marks of violence. He had the appearance of a very feeble old man. Made a post mortem examination. Found the mucous membrane of the small intestine very much inflamed and almost reduced to a pulp. Inflammation extended to the peritoneum. The lower cavity of the liver exhibited purulent points, not large but in great numbers. The body was greatly emaciated. The cause of death was evidently exhaustion in consequence of privation and exposure to cold previous to his admission to the gaol, the probability being that he would have died sooner had he not been in prison.
The jury, after a short discussion, returned a verdict to the effect "That the deceased died from exhaustion and neglect
previous to his coming into gaol, the jury exonerating the gaolers from any appearances of neglect".
February 23, 1865
WILSON - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, William Lewis Wilson, eldest son of the Rev. R. J. Wilson, D.D., aged 16 years and 7 months. Friends and acquaintances are re respectfully invited to attend‑the funeral from his father's residence, Market street, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock without further notice.
February 24, 1865
MARTIN (Barrie) - An aged man named Francis Martin died suddenly in this town from the effects of habitual intemperance.
SULLIVAN (Galt) - A labouring man named John Sullivan, who lived on Shade street, died very suddenly during Friday night last. He had been complaining for two or three days previously of a slight illness caused by a cold, but on Friday night seemed quite hearty, and told his wife he thought he would be able to work in the morning. He retired to bed, and on Saturday morning, Mrs. Sullivan called him to breakfast, but received no answer. On taking hold of him she found life was extinct. Deceased was a hardworking man about 45 years of age and leaves a family of five children.
NORRIE - On Monday evening last, a little child, son of Mr. James Norrie, of the Township of Barton, was scalded to death. It appears that a kettle of boiling water had been laid upon the floor, and Willie, a prattling little fellow of about 15 months, went to the spout of the kettle and inhaled a quantity of steam. He lived only until Tuesday morning at half past ten o'clock. He is to be buried this afternoon at three.
CAMERON (Barrie) - A man named Alexander Cameron, in the employ of Allan Gunn, Esq., died suddenly on Sunday night last. He retired to rest after partaking of his customary meal and smoking his pipe, but on his comrade getting into bed with him shortly after, discovered that Cameron was dead. Dr. Hamilton held a coroner's inquest or the body, and a verdict was rendered that deceased died by the visitation of God.
February 25, 1865
SPINKS - The Woodstock "Times" says that on the 16th instant, the wife of Mr. Charles Spinks was taken ill while passing through that town in apparently good health, and died after an illness of 30 minutes.
NIXON - The "Essex Record" says that on Monday last, Private Nixon, of the Montreal Royals, died in the hospital at Sandwich, and was buried with military honours. He had served a number of years in the 71st Regiment, and had passed through both the Crimean and Indian campaigns, in each of which he was wounded.
UNNAMED infant - The Brockville "Record" says that on Tuesday, the inmates of a farmhouse near Philipsville were very much astonished to see a dog belonging to the family enter the yard with the body of a newborn child completely frozen. A coroner's inquest was held on the body when it appeared the child must have been thrust into some article containing peas, numbers being found frozen to the body and indentations appearing all over it.
CRUIKSHANKS - The Guelph "Advertiser" says that a very sad case of hydrophobia occurred in the vicinity of Elora on the 19th of this month. The wife of the late Robert Cruiksharks, a farmer in that neighbourhood who drowned in the Irvine while out fishing last summer, went to bring home the cows from pasture shortly after her husband's death when she was met by a mad dog which sprang upon her and bit her severely or the arm a little above the elbow. The wound healed shortly, and the following Sunday Mrs. Cruiksharks attended church apparently as well as ever. Friday last, eight months afterwards, she exhibited symptoms of the dread disease, hydrophobia, and on Sunday morning she died in great agony. Thus within the short space of about nine months, both father and mother were cut off suddenly, leaving a family of several small children to mourn their untimely end.
HARRINGTON - On Wednesday last, a sad and fatal accident happened in the Township of Ancaster to a little girl, aged about ten years, daughter of James Harrington, Esq. It appears that while a thrashing machine was in operation, she attempted to step over the connecting rod which passes from the horse power to the separator when her dress caught in the coupling, and horrible to relate, she was wound around the shaft and instantly killed. The body was fearfully mangled, the clothes having been cut to pieces before it could be extricated. This melancholy accident should prove a warning to all who have occasion to use machinery of such dangerous character.
February 27, 1865
ARMSTRONG - The Berlin "Telegraph" says that on Tuesday last, an inquest was held on the body of James Armstong who had died in jail. His death resulted from intemperance. He had been well educated and had, at one time, occupied a respectable position in Galt.
MOFFATT - It is our painful duty to convey to our readers the sad intelligence of the death of the Honourable George Moffatt of Montreal. The mournful event occurred at his late residence, ‘Weredale', Montreal, on Saturday last, the 25th instant. We are without details, and only know by telegraph that he died suddenly at his residence on Saturday morning, having reached the advanced age of 79. Mr. Moffatt was a native of Yorkshire, England, and came to Canada when a lad. He attended the school of Mr. Nelson, below Montreal, after which for eight years, he spent the summer of each year in the North‑West in company with William Macrae, Esq., father of J. 0. Macrae, Esq., of this city. While yet young, he entered the house of Parker, Gerard, Ogilvy, and company as a clerk, working his way up until he became a partner. We believe that it was from that house that the present extensive firm of Gillespie, Moffatt, and company sprang.
Mr. Moffatt was a true type of the British merchant. His enterprise as one of the early pioneers of Canadian commerce did much in laying the foundation all over the country on which so large a trade has been built.
Mr. Moffatt was distinguished in other walks besides that of commerce. In 1837, he was chosen by Sir John Colborne as one of his special advisers, and it is well known how greatly His Excellency valued and relied on hin counsel when the country was in great peril and difficulty. He represented the city of Montreal in the Provincial Parliament. During the period he held his seat, the question of a Bank of Issue by the government was raised, and to that measure, Mr. Moffatt was favourable. His constituents, however, entertained a different opinion, and after holding a public meeting, they requested him to oppose the measure. This he declined to do and resigned his seat. Subsequently to this, he was elected President of the Constitutional League. The dignified manner in which he presided over the deliberations of that body at its sessions in Kingston will not soon be forgotten. A distinguished gentleman who was present remarked "that such a man should have been a representative of Royalty in Canada". He indeed adorned every position in life which he was called upon to occupy, ever lending his assistance to the promotion of whatever was good and deserving around him. We can readily imagine the gloom which the startling suddenness of his death will cast over Montreal. No man in that city will be more missed, and it will be long ere his place be filled among Canadian merchants.
In politics, Mr. Moffatt was a Conservative, a staunch advocate of British connections, and an attached member of the church of England in the welfare of which he took the deepest interest. He leaves a widow and four sons to mourn their loss.
MOFFATT - Died suddenly at Weredale ,Montreal, on the morning of the 25th instant, the Hon. George Moffatt, in his 79th year.
FOSTER - Died on the 25th instant, Mr. Joseph Foster, Sen., aged 87 years and 8 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his late residence, corner of York and Bay streets, on Tuesday, the 28th instant, at half past three o'clock.
HOWSE - Died at Toronto, on Friday the 24th instant, Rebecca, wife of Mr. William Howse, and third daughter of the late Colonel William Chisholm, of Oakville. The funeral will take place at Oakville, this day (Monday) at half past four o'clock p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.
March 6, 1865
WRIGHT‑ The funeral of Mrs. Wright, the wife of Professor Wright, of the Wesleyan Female College, took place yesterday afternoon, and, as might be expected, was largely attended.
BAXTER - We regret to learn the death of Captain Baxter which occurred yesterday, caused, we believe, by apoplexy. The deceased gentleman has been a resident of Niagara for many years and was deservedly esteemed and respected for his many fine qualities of head and heart. As an officer and soldier of the regular army, the late Captain Baxter reflected credit on the service, and since his retirement, he received the confidence and respect of all who had business connections with him in the different civil offices he occupied.
ROLLISON - About a week since, we reported a case of suicide in St. Mary's in which a girl of eighteen years, named Rollison, destroyed herself by cutting her throat. The "Argus" supplies us with a continuation of the shocking story.
On Wednesday morning, our community was shocked on discovering that the body of the unfortunate girl, Rollison, had been snatched from the grave and dragged across the cemetery fence, leaving behind it a trail of blood, hair, and shreds of grave clothes. Every effort is being made to ferret out the abandoned perpetrators of this worse than brutal outrage. All manner of rumours and surmises are afloat respecting it. Some will have it the work of the doctors who have been quarrelling over the body, the friends of each set insinuating that the other set know more about it than they will acknowledge.
The body was fully identified as that of the girl, Rollison, whose grave had been opened, the coffin lid split open, and the body dragged forth and trailed, apparently by the legs, by three persons unknown through the cemetery, over the fence, and into the common, where the fiends, fearing discovery, dropped the body and made off.
There was a feeling prevailing that the coroner, and his brother, who treated the case, wish to conceal from the public something, and the fact of their neglect or unwillingness, on account of the expense, it is alleged, to send the stomach which is, or ought to be, in their possession to Professor Croft to be analyzed, tells against them, and but intensifies public feeling.
On the same evening, steps were being taken to hold a second Inquest on the body. The mayor has offered a reward of $100 for the apprehension of the perpetrators of the outrage.
March 6, 1865
ARMSTRONG - Died on Tuesday, the 28th of February, ]865, Mr. William‑Armstrong, late from Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne, England, aged 53 years.
ANDERSON - We regret to announce the death of Mr. Anderson, late Deputy Commissary of the 47th Regiment, and also that of his wife which occurred only a few hours subsequently. Mrs. Anderson had been unwell for some little time, but was recovering when her husband was taken seriously ill, and in spite of the efforts of the medical attendants, died on Sunday evening. The sudden loss was too much for Mrs. Anderson in her weak condition, and she too breathed her last yesterday morning. The sad affair has cast quite a gloom over our city.
March 8, 1865
ANDERSON - Died in this city, on Sunday night, Deputy Assistant Commissary General George Anderson, aged 24 years, and twelve hours afterward, Julia, his wife, aged 21 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of Mrs. Dallas, Hughson street.
PARROT - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Ambrose Parrot, aged 61 years, a native of Galway, Ireland, Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral or Thursday, the 9th, at 3 p.m., to take place from his late residence, King William street, without further notice.
LAND - Died at the residence of Mr. King, Oakville, on Tuesday, the 7th instant, Mary, relict of the late Ephraim Land, of Hamilton, aged 83 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday, the 9th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
SHEARER - On Friday last, the dead body of an unfortunate young woman, named Shearer, was found in the woods near Grafton station. She was about 23 years of age, and was in
comparatively good health on the previous day. She was a very dissipated character and very much addicted to intoxication. Death was supposed to have resulted from exposure to cold while in a state of intoxication, There were scarcely any clothes on her person.
FLANNIGAN (London) - We learn that Patrick Flannigan, Esq., one of the oldest settlers in this part of the country, died on Friday last at his residence, Flannigan’s Corners, a locality which bore his name for many years. Deceased was a postmaster of the place, also clerk of the Division Court there. He had been ailing for a week or two past, and died at the advanced age of 80 years.
March 10, 1865
HOFFLE - The wife of Mr. Bernard Hoffle, tavern keeper, village of Zurich, died very suddenly last Thursday night. She was in ordinary health till about four o'clock that afternoon when she complained of a slight headache, and said she would take a rest in bed for an hour or two. On going to rouse her at about seven o'clock in the evening, she was found dead in her bed. Much sympathy is felt in the village for the bereaved husband and motherless children.
March 11, I865
MUIRHEAD - Died at Barton, on the morning of the 10th instant, Allan Alexander, youngest child of Mr. Walter Muirhead, aged 14 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence on Sunday morning, the 12th instant, at 11 o'clock, for the Barton Church cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
March 13, 1865
LAING - Died on Tuesday, the 7th instant, Catherine Frown, second daughter of Rev. John Laing, Cobourg, of diphtheria.
LAING - Died on Wednesday, the 8th instant, Marjory Amy, third daughter of the Rev. John Laing, Cobourg, of diphtheria,
TURNBULL - Died at Galt, on the 4th of March, 186 5, at the residence of his son‑in‑law, William Quarrie, Esq., Mr. Alexander Turnbull, a native of Berwickshire, Scotland, and father of William Turnbull, ironfounder, of this city, aged 82 years.
GEDDES - We regret to learn of the decease of Andrew Geddes, Esq., at his residence in Elora, on Tuesday last, the 7th instant, at the ripe age of 84. Mr. Geddes was born in the County of Banff, Scotland, on the 2nd of June, 1782.
Mr. Geddes, after about three years residence in the Township of Woolwich on a farm, removed to Hami1ton, and lived there until 1844. In that year he was appointed Crown Land Agent for the United Counties of Waterloo, Wellington, and Grey. On the separation of the counties, Mr. Geddes retained the Agency for the County of Wellington until his decease. No person was ever more methodical in the manner of doing it. In social life, the deceased was kind‑hearted and hospitable, and his death leaves a vacancy not easily filled up.
SULLIVAN - We regret to learn that between seven and eight o'clock on Friday morning, a fearful explosion took place at the Thames Company's oil well at Bothwell by which a man named Sullivan was killed instantly. The unfortunate man was in attendance on the boiler at the time, though not the regular engineer. His body was discovered some little distance with the top of his head blown off. He leaves a wife and six or seven children to mourn his loss. The engine house was torn to pieces and the boiler cut into fragments. The explosion is supposed to have arisen from want of water in the boiler. The coroner for the County of Kent was sent for to Chatham to hold an inquest.
March 16, 1865
WALKER - Whilst William Walker, engaged in Mr. Pond's bush chopping, near Cobourg, a tree fell upon him and killed him instantly.
March 16, 1865
MARBLE - Died in Leavenworth, Kansas, on the 21st of February, Pauline Frances Loritta, infant daughter of Edwin Marble, Esq., aged 2 months and 2 days.
ROSS - Died in the Red River Settlement, on the 18th of February, Isabella Green, eldest daughter of the late Alexander Ross, Esq., sheriff and member of council in that colony.
March 17, 1865
ROSEBRUGH - Died suddenly of convulsions, on the evening of the 16th instant, Clara Marcia, youngest daughter of J. W. Rosebrugh, M.D., aged 4 years and 3 days. The funeral will take place from the residence of Dr. Rosebrugh, King street east, on Sunday afternoon, at half past 2 o'clock.
March 18, 1865
CHISHOLM - Died at Oakville, on Friday, the 17th instant, Sarah Rebecca, infant and only daughter of Mr. John A. Chisholm.
WILSON - On Thursday last, Mr. William Wilson, teacher, school section No, 1, Pine River, County of Bruce, dropped dead while teaching a class in the schoolhouse. Disease of the heart is supposed to have been the cause.
March 20, 1865
MONK - Another of the old citizens of Montreal has gone to his rest. Mr. Samuel Wentworth Monk, prothonotary, (principal clerk of a court) died yesterday morning at five o'clock at the age of 73. He had held his office for nearly half a century, having been appointed prothonotary of the court of King's Bench in April, 1815.
MCMILLAN - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Grace, the beloved wife of William McMillan, Sen,, aged 58 years. The deceased was a native of Stranraer, Scotland, and came to this city with her husband in 1835. The funeral will take place from her late residence, corner of McNab and Hunter streets, on Tuesday, the 21st instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
STRATTON - Died at Montreal, on the 19th Instant, Charlotte Ellen, wife of F. C. Stratton, Esq., and daughter of Henry Smith, late H.E.I.C. of Staplegrove, Glanford, aged 28 years. The funeral will leave the residence of B. B. Osler, Esq., Ogilvie street, Dundas, on Tuesday, the 21st instant, at 11 o'clock a.m., and proceed to at. John's Church, Ancaster.
March 21, 1865
MARR - A very sad death occurred on Sunday evening in the Methodist Church, Ancaster. It appears that after the sermon a prayer meeting was held. Mrs. Marr was on her knees at prayer, from which position she was taken up a corpse.
March 24, 1865
BURNESS - Death of Mr. William Burness: With feelings of deep regret, we announce this morning the death of this old well‑known printer which took place at 11 o'clock last night at his residence, Catherine street north. In 1853, he came to this city from his native place, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland. Almost as soon as he arrived, he was employed at the "Spectator" as a compositor where he remained until 1857. Being of an ambitious turn of mind, he started a paper in Sarnia, "The Tribune", which he conducted with considerable ability. Like many others, he embarked in the speculation of 1857, the result of which is patent to all. In the year 1860, he removed once more to Hamilton, and was engaged as city reporter on this journal which position he occupied up
to the time when the present publisher assumed the management of the establishment. Finding the duties of 'local' arduous, having to be out and exposed into the night air, he once more took to the 'case', but that great enemy of printers, consumption, did not let him remain long to work. At first he was laid up a few days at a time, but ultimately was confined to his bed, from which he never rose again. He was a man of good education, kind and generous to a fault, had many warm friends, and was universally respected by his fellow‑workers. He died at the age of 35 years, and leaves a faithful and loving wife with four young children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate father.
WALKER - Another mysterious death has occurred at Guelph, the body of a young man, named William Walker, a native of England, having been found dead on the sidewalk. The body was considerably bruised, and several circumstances point to the conclusion that he had been foully dealt with.
March 25, 1865
CAVERS - The London "Free Press" records the death of another of the pioneers of Middlesex, Mr. James Cavers, at the advanced are of 82 years. Mr. Cavers was, in his earlier days, a soldier in the Third Foot Guards, but being wounded at the battle of Borussa, he received his discharge with a pension, and in 1831, he emigrated to Canada, and settled in the Township of Adelaide where he has lived ever since.
April 1, 1865
BROWNE - Died in this city, on the 30th ultimo, James Rutherford Neville Browne, aged 5 months and 8 days, youngest son of E. Browne, Esq. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Barton street, at 3 o'clock p.m. to‑day, Saturday.
REID - Died on Friday morning, the 31st March, at his residence, Hamilton, Colin D. Reid. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, James street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
FISHER - Died on the 28th March, at his residence, Township of Seneca, Robert Fisher, Esq., aged 76, a native of Stirling, Scotland, and father of D. B. Fisher of this city
REID - Our readers will regret to observe under an obituary head, a notice of the death of Colin D. Reid, Esq., of this city which took place at his residence, corner of Duke and James streets, yesterday morning about 9 o'clock, at the age of 43 years. Mr. Reid was a native of Anchenbowie, Stirlingshire,
Scotland, and emigrated to this country in 1834. He settled in the Township of Grimsby, and in two years after, commenced his study of law in the office of the late George S. Tiffany, Esq. He remained with Mr. Tiffany for about six years, having the principal charge of his business, during much of that time, after which he had charge of the business of Mr. Duggan, and afterward, that of the late Sir Allan MacNab. In February, 1845, he opened an office for himself, and the high reputation he acquired as a commercial and real‑property lawyer soon gave him a large and lucrative practice, and a first‑rank position at the bar, He pursued his profession earnestly and attentively until 1861 when failing health induced him to retire from it.
Mr. Reid was a man of strong and honest impulses. Where his convictions led him, he always followed with unhesitating energy, and this characteristic he carried into every department of life. About the time of his retirement from practice, some differences in Church matters occurred into which he threw himself with his characteristic force of character. It is not necessary, nor would it be proper, to revive here that unfortunate controversy, but whatever opinion was held, all felt that Mr. Reid was impelled to his course by an honest and conscientious conviction that he was right. His failure of health was accelerated by an injury which he received in the back, and although somewhat re‑invigorated by spending the summer of 1862 in the south of England, he never quite recovered. He has been confined to his bed since September last. In his death, Hamilton loses another of the old residents who link the present with the past, but he goes from among us without a stain on his good name. His funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon next at 3 o'clock.
April 3, 1865
DICKSON - Died in this city, on the 1st of April, Mary, daughter of James Dickson, aged 3 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, Catherine street, on Monday, the 3rd instant, at half past two p.m.
April 4, 1865
GRANT - Died on the 3rd instant, in the full assurance of a happy resurrection, Agnes, the beloved wife of Alexander Grant, Hunter street. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock to‑morrow afternoon, from his house between Caroline and Hess streets. Friends are invited to attend.
April 6, 1865
ROSEBRUGH - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Charles Whitlaw, only son of J. W. Rosebrugh, Esq., M.D., aged 18 months. The funeral will take place from Dr. Rosebrugh's residence, King street, on Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
BERNARD - Yesterday afternoon, Dr. D. Mackintosh held an inquest at the Police Court room on the body of the late Anthony Bernard who died somewhat suddenly yesterday morning under circumstances which will appear from the evidence given below.
After a few appropriate remarks by the coroner, the following evidence was taken.
James McClellan being sworn said: Deceased was a temperate man so far as I know. Has been out of employment for some time. He has been complaining for some time. He was in my house yesterday afternoon. Complained then. He and his family live overhead in my house. Last night he went to bed early, and I heard a good deal of noise as if people were moving to and fro. About 2 o'clock this morning, his wife came downstairs for me and said that she thought he was about to go. He had been complaining of his bowels. I found him very weak and evacuating where he lay. He died in a minute or two after.
Helen Bernard, wife of deceased, said: My husband has been ailing for some time, Yesterday afternoon he complained a good deal. He had to be helped upstairs. Complained of his bowels which were very loose. Took breakfast but no dinner. Often saw him much worse than he was last night. About 2 o'clock in the morning, he asked for a drink of water, but could not take it. Finding him get worse, I went downstairs for Mr. McClellan. Deceased died a few minutes after. He did not drink liquor yesterday or the day before. He has not had any medical attendance lately.
Alex McClellan said: Deceased was complaining about noon yesterday. He said he was dizzy and had pains in his bowels. Did not look worse than usual. He carried about a child in his arms. I heard him moaning about nine o'clock last night.
John W. Rosebrugh, M.D., said: I used to see deceased almost every day for some months. Complained of being feeble, but never consulted me. I understand that he and his wife kept a very disreputable house and used to quarrel. He used to drink a good deal. From my examination of the body and from what I know, I believe he had disease of the liver, and that he died from general debility.
This closed the evidence.
The jury found the following verdict: That the deceased, Anthony Bernard, died this morning, April 6, 1865, from general debility brought on by a prolonged course of irregularity of life and probably hastened by intemperance.
The proceedings then terminated.
April 7, 1865
MONCK - A young lad named Monck, between thirteen and fourteen years of age, who was living with his uncle on the l8th concession of west Guillimbury on the Penetanguishene road, committed suicide on Friday morning by hanging himself with a bridle in the stable. When found, he was in a crouching position, and could easily have stood upon his feet. No reason is assigned for the rash act.
April 8, 1865
MCCULLOCH - Died on the 7th instant, Sarah, wife of David McCulloch, Sr., aged 53 years. The funeral will take place from her husband's residence, Little Peel street, to‑morrow (Sunday) 9th instant, at half past three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
April 10, 1865
DAVIS - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, at the residence of his son, John A. Davis, Mulberry street, Captain William A. Davis, of the Township of Barton, son‑in‑law of the late Major Elijah Secord, in his 6lst year. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 11th instant, at 10:30 a.m. from his son's residence as above, to the place of interment, St. Peter's Church, Barton. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
April 13, 1865
MANNING - Died on Tuesday, the 11th instant, Mary Elliott, relict of the late John Richard Manning, of this city, a native of the parish of Chittlehampton, North Devon, England, aged 73 years. Friends and acquaintances, without further notice, are respectfully requested to attend the funeral on Friday, the 14th instant, at 2:30 p.m., from the residence of her son‑in‑law, Mr. Charles Murray, corner of Park and Market streets, and proceed to Burlington cemetery.
ANDERSON - Died on the 11th instant, Charles H. Burn, eldest son of Walter N. Anderson, aged 4½ years. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, McNab street, between Bold and Duke streets, on Thursday at 3 p.m. to‑day. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
UNNAMED Child (Norris ‑ see p. 35) -
The dead body of a child about three years of age was found
yesterday morning on the road leading from this city to Dundas. The parents of the child are known and have, in fact, identified the body. The affair seems a rather mysterious one, and we forbear comment until after t he coroner's inquest which will be held this morning.
HATTON - On Monday evening, the body of a young man named Hatton was found in a thicket near the outskirts of the town of Perth. He had apparently been dead a day or two, and marks of violence upon the body leave no room to doubt that he was murdered.
April 14, 1865
BEATTY - Died on the 13th instant, William Beatty, only son of Mr. Robert Beatty, aged 1 year and 9 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, York street, on Sunday, the 16th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
POWIS - Died in this city, on Thursday, the 13th instant, William Powis, formerly of London. England, aged 63 years and 7 months. The funeral will take place from his late residence, James street, on Saturday next, the 15th instant, at 3o'clock p.m. The friends of the deceased are invited to attend without further notice.
POWIS - It is with deep regret that we announce the death of one of our most respectable citizens under circumstances of a most distressing character. We allude to the death of Mr. William Powis which occurred yesterday morning at his residence in James street.
It appears that deceased has for some time been labouring under considerable mental depression and was under the care of Dr. Billings, but that gentleman's efforts to bring about a change for the better in his condition were unavailing. It seems that he had become possessed with the idea that he was no longer of any use in the world, and the most trifling annoyances were sufficient to depress him very much. Still none of his friends had any idea of his committing suicide, and great indeed was their horror and amazement when it was found that he done so.
We do not care to enter into the full details of the sad event, painful as such particulars must be to the afflicted family.
An inquest was held on the body of the deceased yesterday afternoon by Dr. Mackintosh. The following gentlemen composed the jury: Adam Brown, foreman; James M. Young; George N. Gounsell; T. C. Mewburn; George Dyatt; Sheriff Thomas; J. W. Dates; W. P. Thomas; A. P. Forbes; C. E. Sadleir; Albert Lethbridge; and Richard Martin.
The evidence, briefly stated, proved that the deceased had of late exhibited symptoms of depression and irritation unusual to him and Dr. Billings testified that on the evening previous, he had remarked that deceased was labouring under a kind of insanity and that there was not much probability of his ever recovering. The daughter of the deceased proved the finding of her father's body, and Dr. McDonald, who was called in, testified to the condition of the corpse, etc.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that: Deceased died by his own hand by strangulation while in a state of insanity.
Mr. Powis was born in England in 1802, and was consequently 63 years of age. He had resided for some time in Hamilton and was universally respected and beloved. For several years he had held the position of Secretary of the Hamilton Board of Trade. He was also employed to wind up the affairs of the Ontario Marine Insurance Company, and was an official assignee under the new Act.
His melancholy death had cast a gloom on our whole city and deep sympathy is felt for the numerous family who are left to lament his loss.
ALANSON (London) - A sad accident occurred here this forenoon. A son of Mr. Alanson, grain and flour dealer, and formerly of the Great Western Railway, was run over by a heavily laden wagon and almost instantly killed. The little fellow was playing under the wagon, and unobserved by the driver as he was starting, got under the wheels. No blame is attached to the driver.
NORRIS - A coroner's inquest was held yesterday morning at the Police station before Dr. Mackintosh on the body of James Norris, a child of about three months old, whose death was recorded in yesterday's "Spectator". The jury was composed of the following persons: John Cummings, foreman; John Brick; Jasper Hill; John Malcolm; William Morris; John Bush; John Moscow; William Engor; Thomas Huckeby; Robert Blakely; Peter O'Connor; and Henry Blew.
The first witness called was Mr. James McCracken, the High Bailiff, who said that his attention had been called to the exposed condition of the Norris family who, without shelter of any kind, were sleeping in the open air near the toll gate at Barton. On Wednesday morning, he fetched them in. The child was then dead and the mother said it had been ailing for some time past. The father was absent at the time of the child's demise, nor has he since been heard of.
Mr. Sloman, who keeps a tavern in Barton near the toll gate, said: On Monday evening, the Norris family came from Dundas and camped near my house. The father of deceased was there, but the conduct of Mrs. Norris became so violent and her language so abusive that he left for Hamilton. She was drunk and wanted witness to give her more drink which he
refused to do. She, with her family, lay out on the common all night although witness offered them the use of his shed. He gave them wood to make a fire with. On the following day, the husband returned, but the quarreling between him and his wife was renewed. He left for Toronto and she left for Dundas, leaving three of her children behind her on the common, and taking deceased and another child with her. There were five children in all. At night she returned, bringing some more goods, tinware, etc. with her in a sleigh. Her husband returned also, but she was again intoxicated and very abusive, and he was once more compelled to leave. He went to town in a brewer's wagon. He seemed much distressed at the woman's conduct. Another woman of the name of Summers returned from Dundas with her. Sent information to the police on Tuesday right, and Mr. McCracken came out next morning. Saw the child lying dead in the morning. Its clothes were soaking wet. It had a wet sheet thrown over it. The mother said it was dead for two hours. Deceased did not look an unhealthy child. Consider it died from exposure. Mrs. Norris refused shelter when offered to her and would not come into the shed when requested. She said the goods and the children were hers, and she should remain by them. She said it was none of my business. She acknowledged that she was the mother of deceased.
Dr. Rosebrugh said that he had made a post mortem examination of the deceased and found it in a healthy condition. No outward marks of violence were apparent nor other visible cause of death, might have died from cold and exposure without any trace being left of the cause of death.
Jane Summers, the woman who accompanied Mrs. Norris from Dundas on the evening of Tuesday, said that she had been acquainted with the family for some weeks. The deceased had been a very sickly child but had latterly been stronger until about two days before its death, when Mr. Norris had complained that it would not take any nourishment. Mrs. Norris was not a drunken woman, but witness had occasionally seen her drunk. On the night of Tuesday, she was not drunk but had had a glass. Witness herself was sober. They all got very wet in coming from Dundas. The deceased was wrapped in two shawls. Don't know what else he had on. Witness slept in Mr. Sloman's house, but could not persuade Mrs. Norris to come in or allow her children to do so. In the morning heard that the child was .dead.
Patrick Norris, eleven years of age, brother of deceased, said that he came from Dundas to Hamilton on Monday with his father. Father had been drinking for two weeks. He had the 'horrors'. He said there were a lot of devils around and did not sleep at night. When they got to Hamilton, his father sent him to Dundas and told him to tell his mother to bring the things out to the common on Monday night. The
baby was sick for two days. He was turning black in the face and would not suck much. He had a petticoat and a little pink dressy underneath the shawl my mother wrapped around him. Witness went to Dundas on Tuesday with his mother and the baby. They were out in the rain. They slept on the common on Tuesday night. The mother had the baby wrapped in an oil cloth. Had no fire nor light all night. Did not sleep all night. The baby died just before daylight. He was kicking his feet about before death. Mother was crying about him a good deal.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased infant, James Morris, came to his death by exposure caused by the carelessness of the mother.
Mrs. Norris is for the present retained in custody.
April 17, 1865
LEWIS - Died at Liverpool, England, on the 3rd January last, of typhoid fever, Mr. William Humphrey Lewis, bookbinder, aged 44 years.
The deceased resided for many years in Hamilton. He left this city about 3 years ago to take charge of the bookbindery of the Peterborough "Review" then owned by Mr. Richard White, now of the "Spectator", where he was employed over 2 years. He left Peterborough last Midsummer to inherit some property which had been left to him in England. He was a most estimable man and a sincere and devout Christian.
April 19, 1865
MORRISON - Died at Stoney Creek, on the 18th instant, the beloved wife of Mr. S. W. Morrison, in the 34th year of her age.
April 20, 1865
GORDON - Lieutenant Colonel Gordon, who was the first, to hoist the British flag over Detroit on the occasion of its capture in the war of 1812, is dead.
April 21, 1865
FARREL - On Wednesday afternoon, an inquest was held on the body of a man named Patrick Farrel before Dr. McPherson at Munro's hotel in the village of Caledonia. On the 9th March last, deceased suddenly disappeared from the village, and a very great deal of excitement was occasioned at the time, it being rumoured that he had been taken away to Buffalo by a couple of crimps. The body was found by some men employed at the Caledonia bridge on Saturday last, but the jury was obliged to adjourn till Wednesday to give time
to summon several witnesses who were said to know something of the manner of his disappearance. It appeared from the evidence that he was last seen on the morning of the 9th March by Thomas Belfoul, constable, to whose house he came about 3 o'clock on that morning in a state of intoxication and asked Belfoul to see him across the river as the planking was not safe. Belfoul refused to go with him, and it is supposed that, as he was evidently labouring under the idea that the bridge was unsafe, that he had attempted to cross on the ice and fell in. He was a man about 55 years of age and leaves a widow and several children. The following is the verdict of the jury: That the said Patrick Farrel came to his death by being suffocated and drowned in the waters of the Grand River or the morning of the 9th March last by accident and misfortune while he was in a state of intoxication and aberration of mind induced by excessive drinking.
CARD - A terrible accident occurred a few days since near the village of Enterprise in Lennox and Addington. A little boy, only 7 years of age, was playing with a pistol when it accidentally went off, shooting Mrs. Hard, a neighbour who happened to enter the room at the moment and killing her almost instantly.
April 22, 1865
GALE - Our Montreal contemporaries announce the death of the Hon. Samuel Gale at the advanced age of 82 years. The deceased gentleman was educated in Quebec some 70 years ago, and will be remembered by some of the oldest citizens who were his school‑fellows. In the old 'fire‑eating' days, he fought a duel with the late Sir James Stuart, Bart., and was severely wounded. A contemporary thus concludes a biographical sketch of the deceased: A loyal subject, and a learned and upright judge; a kind, steadfast friend has been lost to the community in Judge Gale.
THOMPSON - The Toronto papers of yesterday bring us the sad intelligence of the death of Col. Edward Thompson. He had left his residence on Thursday, a little distance from the western limits of the city, about 9 o'clock to attend a meeting of the Board of Agriculture in Toronto. He started on foot, intending to take the Queen Street cars, but had not, it appears, proceeded far when death took place. About an hour after, he was found in the road quite dead, and little doubt is entertained that an apoplectic stroke was the proximate cause. He had been ailing for some weeks, but there was no indication in the morning of an unfavourable result. Indeed it is said that he breakfasted very heartily and expressed himself as feeling better than he had for some days. His death created a very profound feeling, for few men were more thoroughly respected than Col, Thompson.
He was born in Kingston in 1794 and was consequently 71 years of age. He took an active part in the war of 1812 as a militia officer, and in 1836 was elected to the Parliament of Upper Canada for the Second Riding of York, defeating Mr. Wm. Lyon Mackenzie. In 1851, he contested East York with Mr. Amos Wright but without success, and in 1863 he opposed Mr. Rowland in West York but again unsuccessfully. He was mainly known in connection with the Agricultural Association of which he was an active member, and his presence there will be greatly missed. The farmers of Upper Canada will feel that they have lost a sincere friend in the death of Col. Thompson.
April 29, 1865
MAUGER - Mr. David Alexander Mauger, of the firm of Messrs William Brown and Co. of Montreal suddenly dropped dead on John Dame street on Wednesday last.
May 2, 1865
LUNDY - Died at the Rectory, Grimsby, on Sunday last, 30th April, in her tenth year, Eva, youngest daughter of the Rev. Mr. Lunday, rector of Grimsby.
JONES - Mr. Jones, a farmer of Beverly, was accidentally killed on Saturday last. He had been to market with a load of hay, and having sold it, returned home in the evening with his waggon and team. In opening the gate which led into his own grounds, his head was caught between part of the waggon and the gate post, and he was killed on the spot.
MAY 3, 1865
LORIMER - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, in his 10th year, James, only son of James Lorimer, Esq. Funeral will leave his father's residence, Macnab Street, to-day (Wed) at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend.
MAY 4, 1865
GRANGER - We learn by special telegraph that a person by the name of Granger, aged 55 years, in the Township of Grey, fell from his waggon on the 2nd instant, breaking his neck and causing instant death.
May 5, 1865
KELLEY - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, David Kelley, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place to‑day (Friday) at 3 p.m. from his late residence on upper James street.
WILSON - Miss Wilson, daughter of Mr. John Wilson, of Welland, was drowned on Friday evening last. She was returning to the town with her father and walking along the bank of the Aqueduct Canal, slipped, and fell into the canal, and before help could be procured, was drowned.
May 6, 1865
STEVEN - Died at Brooklyn, New York, on the 5th instant, in the 22nd year of his age, Andrew Steven, eldest son of the late Andrew Steven, Esq., of this city.
May 9, 1865
TERRYBERRY - Died at Barton, on the 8th instant, Mary Ann, daughter of Isaac Terryberry, Esq., aged 1 year and 3 months.
WATKINS - Died in Erin, on the 26th ultimo, Elizabeth Jane Tyler, wife of J. H. Watkins, Esq. , aged 26 years.
JUDD - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, John Judd, Esq., late of Weymouth, England in his 58th year. The funeral will take place from the family home, Bay street, on Thursday next at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
We publish this morning among our obituary notices, the death of this well‑known gentleman. Mr. Judd, for a series of years, carried on successfully the soap chandlery business in this city. He was a man of good business habits, and through his untiring industry accumulated a comfortable competency. Upright in all his dealings, he commanded the respect of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The funeral takes place tomorrow, Thursday, at half past three o’clock.
May 11, 1865
WOOD - Died at Grimsby, on Tuesday morning, 9th of May, Mr. James Wood, station master, aged 42 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday next at 2 o'clock p.m.
May 12, 1865
WALSH - A man named Michael Walsh, in the employ of Messrs Hamilton and Son, founders, Toronto, was killed on Wednesday morning. He was engaged in oiling part of the machinery when his shirt sleeve caught in the shaft, and the unfortunate man was instantly wound round the shaft, his clothes torn to ribbons, and instantly killed. His head was fearfully gashed, both his arms broken, and one of them almost severed from the body. His hips and ribs were also broken, and upon the engine being stopped, Walsh's mangled body fell to the floor.
May 13, 1865
MCGEE - Died at Pinet Place, Walenfield, New Brunswick, on the 6th March, after a short and painful illness, William McGee, Esq., aged 63 years, father‑in‑law of Hyland Smith, Esq., Saltfleet.
MCGEE - Died in Mead, Clay Point, Virginia, on the 7th April, of a wound in the head, Sergeant Major George McGee, of the 2nd Michigan Veteran volunteers, aged 33, son of the above.
May 15, 1865
SCANTLING - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, at the residence of Mr. George Scantling, Bold street, in the 67th year of her age, Sarah, relict of the late George Scantling, Sen., formerly of Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne, England. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 16th, at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.
FOOTE - On Tuesday, a sad event occurred in Ogdensburgh which has cast a gloom over the community. Mr. H. G. Foote, a well‑known and respected resident of that village, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a gun. The deceased gentleman had been suffering some time from mental depression arising out of reverses in the milling business in which he was engaged.
MAY 17, 1865
CHILDS - Died on the 2nd instant, at Niagara Falls, N.Y., of disease of the heart, after an illness of a few days, Laura, wife of William K. Childs, Esq., aged 63 years.
May 18, 1865
CUMMINGS - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Catherine, aged 3 years, youngest daughter of James Cummings. The funeral will leave her father's residence, corner of Main and Wellington streets, to‑day at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
May 19, 1865
WATSON - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, after a lingering illness, Mary, beloved wife of Mr. John Watson, aged 35 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral without further notice which will take place from the family residence, Bay street, on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m.
CHARLEBOIS - Died in Montreal, on the 24th of April, 1865, Pierre Charlebois, Esq., merchant, in the 63rd year of his age.
May 20, 1865
WALLAHI - We regret to learn that on Wednesday night, as a respectable farmer of Brantford Township, was going home from town about 3 o'clock, his horses took fright and ran away, upsetting the waggon and throwing poor Wallahi with such violence to the ground as to break his neck. Death was instantaneous.
May 22, 1865
HARRIS - Died on the 3rd of May, at the residence of her son‑in‑law, W. W. Gregory, Esq., No 6 T_____ Parade,
BARNSTAPLE - Elizabeth Winnifred, relict of the late John Harris, Esq., of Vineham, County Devon, aged 76 years. She was dearly beloved and sincerely regretted by a large number of relations and friends. (North Devon Journal)
May 27, 1865
WEBSTER - George Webster, an old resident of South Cayuga, was drowned near Dunnville On Wednesday by falling into the river from the embankment.
May 29, 1856
WILSON - On Saturday, a man named William Wilson died at his residence, North James street, under the following circumstances as adduced at an inquest which was called at 3 o'clock by the coroner, Dr. Mackintosh. The following jury were duly sworn in and proceeded to view the body: Henry Beckett, foreman; Joseph E. Dallyn; Charles Young; William Chisholm; John Fagan; John McFadden, William Wallber; Dennis Jarvis;William Joenson; Jno McKay; George Barr; Henry Hill; and William Roddick. It appears that on Christmas Eve last, he was at the store of John Anderson, grocer, on Hughson street, playing, dominoes with two or three others when a person named Matthew Broadbent came in accompanied by a boy. The boy commenced to use bad language, and Anderson put him out of the house. The deceased, Wilson, went into another room and was followed by Broadbent who seized him by the necktie with the words. "I'll fix you off", and he twisted the necktie so as nearly to choke deceased, at the same time striking him five or six heavy blows on the right side in the region of the kidneys. The necktie gave way and the deceased tried to get out of the room, but Broadbent caught
him by the coat‑tail and struck him several times again in the small of the back. Anderson came in, however, at this time and put Broadbent out of the house. The deceased then went home and sat down on a chair, but fell off it directly. On his wife's going to help him up, he said that Matt Broadbent had given him a dreadful hammering and had nearly choked him to death. The deceased was well known before Christmas Eve and worked the day before that for Wesley Lee, but has never done an hour's work since. He attributed his illness and death to the treatment he received at the hands of Broadbent. On Thursday last he sent for His Worship the Police Magistrate, and made a deposition in accordance with the above facts.
The inquest then adjourned until Wednesday evening at six o'clock to give time for a post mortem examination and the procuring of witnesses from a distance.
May 30, 1865
SAUVAGEAU (Montreal) - At 9 o'clock on Sunday, Bareau dit Briot entered the house of Alexis Moquin where he had been partly brought up, and knowing Louise Sauvageau, a servant girl who had long resided at Moquin's, asked her for breakfast. She helped him to a substantial meal after which he invited her to visit the garden with him. This they did, returning, into the house. A few minutes after 10 o'clock, Louise Sauvageau commenced to get dinner ready, and was placing some rice in the oven when Bareau also went to the stove and began to pull the burning wood out of the stove. The girl called out, "Stanis, what are you doing?" He answered, "I am master here", caught up his Spencer carbine and immediately fired at her. The girl instantly ran into the adjoining bedroom, followed by a little girl, two years old, a daughter of young Moquin. Bareau followed Louise into the bedroom and again fired at her, shooting her through the head. The child was struck by the same shot. A little girl aged 14 years who was in the house at the time was also fired at, but with great presence of mind made pretense to be dead and was allowed to lie under the table. Bareau then went to the stove, pulled out the blazing logs, and piled them on the bed on which the corpses were lying. He then proceeded to an adjoining room and kicked open a wooden box which contained another tin one holding $200 in gold, American half eagles which Mr. Moquin had in his possession upwards of fifty years, 11 French half crowns, and about $250 in quarters and halfdollars, and some family papers. Bareau then left the house and took to the woods. Major Johnson of the Volunteers stationed at La prairie was immediately informed of the murder and called out the men under his command. He also came into town and informed Colonel Ermatinger of the fact. The government police were sent forward and telegrams sent to all the posts on the frontier by the kindness of the
Grand Trunk Railway Operator at St. Lambert. When last seen, Bareau was entering the Bois des Epinette and a bush five miles east of Laprairie by two persons named Brosbard and Darie. He. then looked like a man who was uneasy in mind, and appeared to be quite startled when he saw them. Chief McLaughlin sent detective Coallier upon his track, and as he is followed by the volunteers and government police they will probably succeed in arresting him. Bareau is a young man aged 23, five feet ten inches high, fair complexion, wears a small black moustache, and is of rough, hold appearance from a portrait in Laprairie. It would appear that he had been a sergeant in the American army.
An inquest was held by a coroner at Laprairie. to‑day, and a verdict of wilful murder returned against Stanislas Bareau. The murderer is believed to he in Montreal. He was not apprehended up to 9:30.
June 3, 1865
FORD - Died on the morning of the 2nd instant, of consumption, Albert Clemens, third son of the late Nehemiah Ford, aged 19 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will take place on Sunday next, the 4th instant, at 3 p.m., from his mother's residence, Napier street.
VOTSBURG - There is but little doubt that the lost boy, Emile Votsburg, who left home on Friday last, as announced in the "Spectator", has been drowned. He was seen in a crib below the wharf where his fishing pole was found, which would be much more difficult to get out of than into. Con Ford and two other men have dragged the bay in that vicinity without, however, finding the body.
June 6, 1865
ADDISON - Died on Saturday, June the 3rd, Christina, youngest daughter of Robert and Isabella Addison, aged 1 year, 5 months, and 11 days.
June 7, 1865
BUCKELL - Died in Dundas on June 5th instant, Mrs. Richard Buckell, aged 62 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested‑to attend the funeral this afternoon which will take place at 4 o'clock.
June 8, 1865
CARSON - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Mrs, Ann Carson, late of Armagh, Ireland, aged 71 years. The funeral will take place to‑day from her daughter's residence, Queen street near York, at 3 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.
CARTY - A coroner's inquest was held in London on Tuesday on the body of a child found smothered in a privy. The evidence went hard against a Mrs. Carty who indeed manifested no intention of concealing the crime, saying she knew it was a hanging matter and that she was ready to abide the consequences. she was bound over to stand her trial at the Assizes.
June 9, 1865
FLOEFER - We regret to learn that on Sunday last, the 4th instant, Mr. George Floefer was gathered to his fathers at his own residence on the Lake Shore in the Township of Raleigh in this County at the ripe age of 75 years. He had resided in Kent since 1818; was born in Hanover. He was a grenadier in the Hanoverian army & actively engaged on the side of the British at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18th, 1815, and for the gallant services there rendered, was awarded a silver medal by George the Prince Regent. He leaves a family consisting of a wife and four grown‑up children ‑ two sons and two daughters.
DARRAGH - We regret to hear of the death of Mr. James Darragh of Wainfleet who died yesterday morning, the 7th instant, of typhoid or army fever. This is the 4th death in the family of the same disease. A Mr. Tisdale who recently returned from the army in the United States was attacked and nursed by a daughter of Mr. Darragh who was afterwards taken with the same disease, and returning home, died. Two sisters have since died and lastly the father of the afflicted family has become the victim of this fatal disease. Mr. D. was about 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and two small children. He was very much respected by all his acquaintance. We trust that every precaution will be taken to prevent the spread of this contagious malady.
June 12, 1865
YOUNG - Mr. Dennis Young, a well‑known and wealthy farmer living near Indiana, shot himself through the head with his revolver on Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock.
June 13, 1865
HARVEY - Died at Binbrook, at his father's residence, on Sunday, the 11th instant, Charles, third son of Charles Harvey, Esq., aged 18 years, 1 month, and 5 days.
June 15, 1865
COLEMAN - The friends and acquaintances of James Coleman Esq., of Dundas are hereby respectfully notified that the funeral of his daughter, Caroline, and his son, Edwin M. Coleman, will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, the 15th June,
instant, at the hour of 4 o'clock from his residence to the Dundas cemetery.
GAGE - Died on the 13th instant, by drowning in Desjardins Canal, Kitty C. Gage, daughter of Peter Gage, Esq., of Clinton Fall, Saltfleet, in the 19th year of her age. The funeral will take place fron the residence of her brother‑in‑law, J. C. Mahoney, Esq., Catherine street, near Rebecca street, at 4 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.
COLEMAN, GAGE, CREIGHTON (from a Dundas correspondent) - It now becomes my melancholy task, with tearful eye and quivering pen, to record one of the saddest and most deplorable accidents which has occurred in this town for many a long day. On Monday evening our much beloved and esteemed fellow‑townsman, E. W. Coleman, took part in a public debate held in the Town Hall in celebration of the 9th anniversary of the foundation of the Pro Bono Literary Club of which he was the President. About the same hour last night, I and many others of his friends proceeded on the steamer "Argyle" for the purpose of recovering his body as well as those of three young ladies who met the same sad death as did himself endeavouring to save them from a watery grave, I need scarcely speak of the profound sensation that event has caused through the town or of the universal sympathy which is manifested towards the relations of their direful affliction. I am satisfied that this feeling will he endorsed by all your readers, although some may not have known him. I can confidently say no young man in Dundas was more respected by all classes without distinction. Unassuming, ever willing to aid a charitable purpose when it lay in his power an ardent admirer of literature, an active business man, a devoted advocate of all that is good, ready to assist a friend as well as to forgive an enemy, the death of E. W. Coleman, Esq. will be long, felt by the community at large as a public calamity and a lasting sorrow.
The following are the circumstances of the accident. Yesterday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, Mr. Coleman, accompanied by his sister, Miss Carrie Coleman, Miss Kate Gage of Stoney Creek, Miss Creighton, and her brother George, were rowing in an open boat on the Desjardins Canal. When within about a quarter of a mile of this side of the railway bridge, the steamer "Argyle" passed by them on her way to Dundas. At this time, the boat was close to the shore, and Coleman with his usual joyousness, assisted by one of the ladies, shoved the boat into the middle of the stream so that they might enjoy the heaving of the swell caused by the steamer. The boat, being but a small one, keeled over and was at once filled with water. Even at this critical moment, Coleman lost not his self‑possession. But in saving the lives of
his fellow‑passengers, and seeing there was no further hope, he desired young Creighton to jump overboard and thus lighten the boat. This he immediately did, and endeavoured to hold up the bow of the host, but to no purpose, and by some fortuitous chance, managed to reach the shore, being the only person saved of the entire party. On reaching land he saw the boat capsized. Coleman, who was a good swimmer, with the young ladies clinging to him, struggling in the water, sank at once, The poor boy could not under any possibility have rendered assistance as he was completely exhausted, and when the steamer returned, it being a considerable distance, the entire party met a watery grave. Having made several ineffectual efforts to recover the bodies, the steamer returned with young Creighton on hoard and the melancholy news spread like wildfire through town. I was writing at the time it was communicated to me and so sudden was the shock that I did not credit it until I arrived at the boat when I discovered it was too true. Steam was got up as fast, as possible, and at 8:40 o'clock, the "Argyle" under command of the owner, A. D. Cameron, Esq, with a number of prominent citizens on board, started on her mournful trip. The night was fairly dark when we started, but when we arrived at the scene of the accident, the moon suddenly appeared o'er the tribulative scene, Mournfulness was depicted on every countenance, and as the gentlemen on board leaped into the adjacent boats with torches to prosecute their melancholy search, nought could be heard but a suppressed sentiment of sorrow from the passengers and the hoarse croaking of the bullfrogs from the dismal marsh. After considerable trouble, not unaccompanied with danger, the bodies were recovered. Our sad mission was accomplished & having steamed out in the Bay in order to afford the boat an opportunity of turning around, returned to Dundas with our mournful cargo. Three lovely girls who the night before formed an ornament to the Pro Bono Reunion and a young gentleman whose equal it was difficult to meet for kindness of heart and general good qualities were brought home to their parents, dead, though apparently living, from the calm serenity and pleasing smile which was standing on their countenances in death. Mr. Coleman's watch was stopped at ten minutes past
8 o'clock which must have been about the time of the accident. He will be buried at 4 o'clock to‑morrow with military honours being Lieutenant of the Dundas Light Infantry Company, and
a special meeting of the Pro Bono Club has been called for 9 o'clock this evening for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements to pay due respect to the memory of their late lamented President at the funeral to‑morrow.
A jury was empanelled on the arrival of the steamer so that they might be returned to their friends adjourned till 7 o'clock this evening in the old Town Hall, the particulars of which I will send you in a future letter.
June 17, 1865
UNNAMED Man - An unfortunate affair resulting in the death of a French‑Canadian from St. Jerome occurred at Grenville last Saturday. An altercation taking place between him and a resident of Grenville named Burns, the latter felled him to the earth with a whipstock fracturing his skull, and then springing on hin, crushed in his chest, causing death in a few hours. Burns is in jail.
June 18, 1865
SMITH - A young lad, about 11 years of age, named Smith, an orphan, left his master's house at St. Sylvester a few days ago to drive some cattle through some bush land. His protracted absence having excited alarm, a search was made which resulted in the discovery of a few human bones and some shreds of clothes known to have belonged to the unfortunate boy. He is supposed to have been eaten by bears.
CAWTHRA - Died at Toronto, on the evening of the 15th instant, William, only son of Henry Cawthra, Esq., and grandson of Hon. S. Mills, aged 2 years and 3 months.
DAVIS - A fine boy, about 11 years of age, only son of Mr. Morgan Davis, accidentally drowned on Friday morning while bathing in a mill pond. It appears he was unable to swim. An hour elapsed before the body was recovered.
TIMS - On Saturday afternoon, Coroner Mackintosh empanelled a jury and held an inquest on the body of Henry Tims, watchman of the Great Western Railway, who committed suicide on the morning of that day about one o'clock. The unfortunate man had had domestic trouble which led him to commit this rash act. When found, he was lying on the floor in a room in his own house situate at the corner of Bay and Colborne streets, quite dead. The deceased having come to the resolution of committing self‑destruction, had taken a gun and it is supposed had stood over it, directing the muzzle with his hand and pulling the trigger with his foot. He was almost entirely disrobed, having nothing on but his drawers and shirt. A piece of paper was found with the following words written on it: "Good Bye, Polly; you will see me no more", which proves pretty conclusively that ace act was a premeditated one. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.
June 20, 1865
TIMS - The Inquest on Saturday: It has been rumoured through the city that the deceased Henry Tims, who committed suicide by shooting himself on Saturday morning last, did so on account of domestic troubles. It appears that this report
was unfounded, and the jury returned a verdict of "died by his own hand during a fit of temporary insanity".
June 21, 1865
FOSTER - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Mary Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. James Foster, in her 35th year. The funeral will take place from the residence, Nelson street, to‑day (Wednesday), at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
June 22, 1865
NIXON - The driver of the morning train going east, of the Great Western Railway, when with within half a mile of the Junction Station on Tuesday morning, saw a man lying on the side of the track. The train was stopped, and the man was found to be injured and quite unconscious. was taken to London until the next rain coming east, when he was brought to this city. Arriving here about five o'clock in the evening, still in a state of unconsciousness, he was immediately taken to the City Hospital and placed in bed. Dr. Strange, the resident physician of the hospital, knowing that the stranger was in a precarious state, sent for the visiting physician for the month, Dr. Duggan. When the doctor arrived at the hospital, he found the man in a dying state and still not sensible. He found the spine was affected, and nothing could he done. The stranger died about ten o'clock that evening.
Yesterday at 3 o'clock, Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, impanelled a jury which viewed the body, and proceeded to hear what little evidence there was. The above facts were elicited with the addition that deceased's name was Henry Nixon, that he was 19 years of age, and that he was a nephew of the late John Martin of this city.
Drs Duggan and Strange made‑ a post mortem examination of the body and said deceased's neck was dislocated between the first and second joints of the vertebrae, which was the cause which was the cause of death.
The inquest was adjourned until. 3 o'clock to‑morrow afternoon at King Charles tavern, John street. In the meantime efforts will be made to discover how the unfortunate man came to be in the place where he was found, and how he met with the injury. Nothing was found upon his person but a cent shinplaster.
ACIET (Brantford) - The weather here for the past week has been fearfully hot, and last Saturday, Mr. James Aciet, an old and respected resident of the Township of Brantford, after unloading a load of wood, dropped dead from the effects of sunstroke.
June 23, 1865
THOMSON - Died at Pigeon Hill, St Armands West, on the 16th of June, Mary Hubbard, wife of the late Dr. A. Thomson, and mother of Mr. William Thomson, of this city, aged 71 years.
June 26, 1865
GUTHRIE - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Mr. William Guthrie, aged 22 years. The funeral took place yesterday from the residence of Mrs. John Martin, Market street, at 5 p.m.
MCLANNAN - On Thursday last, an accident of a painful character occurred at New Port on the Grand River. A young man, son of Peter McLannan of Ancaster Township, was kicked in the abdomen by a horse which resulted in his death on the following day. He was a young man of much promise, and his parents and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sudden bereavement.
OGILVY (Toronto) - An inquest was held this morning at the Railway saloon, Front street, by Dr. Buchanan on the body of a man named John Ogilvy, a brakeman with the Grand Trunk, who fell off the train No 20 shortly before 11 o'clock last night. The body was found about half a mile west of the Asylum crossing. The deceased was missed off the train which left the Union at 10:15 when they arrived at Weston, and a telegram being sent back, search was made and the body found. He was a married man and considered an efficient employee, and had always been looked on as an exemplary man in his conduct. The inquest was adjourned until Monday so that the conductor and officials on the train could he examined.
June 27, 1865
UNNAMED young man - On Saturday afternoon, a boy whose name I have not been able to ascertain, was instantly crushed to death by an accident which happened at Henry's sawmill this side of Rockton in Beverly Township. The boy had charge of a truck on which were several heavy saw logs on the top of which he was seated whilst the parties in the mill were winding it up. When within a few yards of its destination, one of the rails gave way and the truck with its load keeled over with the boy underneath to the ground below. Although assistance was at once rendered, life was extinct. The deceased was 18 years of age. This is the second fatal accident which has occurred within two months in Beverly Township, both of which were caused nearly in the same manner, breaking down of a road.
June 28, 1865
CROWLY, MURTY - A week ago last Thursday, four men were killed by gas in a well on the farm of James Crowly (black) in the Township of Otonabee. Three of the men were sons of Crowly, and the fourth, a labouring man named Pat Murty. A fifth named Robinson was near being lost, but got up and recovered. The dwelling‑house had been burnt a day or two before and a shed attached thereto in which the well was, was also consumed. The burning rafters and other timber fell into the well and remained two or three feet up above the water where they burned till all the air was exhausted, when the fire went out. By this means the gas was generated. These men went down one after the other, the first to clear out the well, and the rest to rescue those that had fallen down where they met the gas. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict in accordance with the facts returned. They were buried next day, the funeral being very largely attended.
June 30, 1865
STINSON - Died on the morning of June 29, at his residence, Burlington street, John Stinson, Esq., aged 36 years. The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
July 1, 1865
EVANS - Died at Dundas, on the 27th ultimo, Ellen Adelaide Swanton, youngest daughter of Mr. Robert Evans, commission merchant, late of this city, aged 2 months and 17 days.
July 2, 1865
MADIGAN - A man named Patrick Madigan was thrown from a handcar on the Buffalo and Lake Huron Railway Company near Brantford on Thursday night and was so much injured that he has since died.
July 4, 1865
COOPER - A coloured woman named Mrs. Cooper, who lives in the upper floor of a house on the corner of King William and Hughson streets, went downstairs to get some water, leaving her little child, a year old, in the room alone. She got two buckets of water and had some conversation with another coloured woman who lives in the lower part of the same house. On returning, she found that her child had fallen into a pot of water which she had inadvertently left in the room.
Dr. Mackintosh empaneled a jury and held an inquest on the. body in the old police Station, King William street. The jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning.
GREEN - A man named Thomas Green arrived in this city from Beamsville on Monday evening by the five‑o'clock train and proceeded to a house of ill repute on Catherine street in a cab. He was afterward driven to the Farmers' tavern on MacNab street kept by Mr. Sutterby. On entering, he took a sovereign from his pocket, and saying it was the last he had, he asked to have it changed, and procured a bottle of soda water. About 8 o'clock he asked to be shown to his room, and was accordingly taken to a chamber in the third storey. All remained quiet as far as Green was concerned until about, ten o'clock when the parties in the bar‑room heard a heavy object fall on the pavement outside. On going out, they found that the unfortunate lodger had thrown himself from his chamber window and was lying on his back in front of the house. On being taken up, he exclaimed, "Oh God, let me sleep", and expired in about half an hour. For some time before his arrival here, deceased had been staying at a tavern in Beamsville kept by Capt. Konkle, and while there he stated that his money was nearly gone and that he was tired of living, and made remarks to the effect that when his money was all gone, he would find means to rid himself of the burden of living, thus making it evident that it was his intention to commit suicide in some shape. He had been drinking immoderately for some time which led to great depression of spirits and was the probable cause of his committing the rash act which deprived him of his life. If any proof were wanting that deceased intended committing suicide after remarks addressed to Capt Konkle, it might be found in an entry made in the deceased's memorandum book, apparently in his own handwriting. It is as follows: "My name is Thomas Green, Litchfield, Lincolnshire. If anyone finds me let me die in peace. My credit is gone; my character is going; work I cannot; beg I dare not. The union and press I have a dread of" The book also contained letters addressed "Thomas Green, cattle dealer" The body was taken to the old Police Station, King William street, and a jury called and an inquest held by Dr. Macintosh, coroner, A post mortem examination of the body was made by Dr. Ridley who found that although no bones were broken, there was sufficient internal hemorrhage to cause death. The jury, after hearing the above facts in evidence, shortly brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death by injuries received by throwing himself out of a third‑storey window on the night of the 3rd Instant, ana that he was labouring under temporary insanity at the time of the act.
July 6, 1865
DROLET - On Friday last, a young mar named Drolet killed his mother with
an axe. The case is said to have been insanity from religious excitement. Drolet threatened also to kill the cure and his father. He was looked upon as peaceful end sensible three days before the murder which took place near St Hyacinthe.
BRASS - Died in this city, by drowning, on the 3rd instant, James Brass, aged 24 years. The funeral will leave his mother's residence, Napier street, to‑day at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
BRASS - A number of parties who were waiting for the arrival of the steamer containing the volunteers from the frontier, at Brown's wharf yesterday at noon, observed the body of a man floating in the water in the vicinity. On being taken from the water, the body was identified as James Brass, a carpenter, who resided in Napier street. Dr. Mackintosh, Coroner, held an inquest on the body of the deceased in the James street Police Station in the evening, the only evidence being that of the parties who found the body, and those who last saw the deceased in life, and Dr. Henwood. When last seen In life, which was on Monday last at noon, the deceased was proceeding towards the Railway Station. From the fact that fishing tackle was found in his pocket, it is supposed that deceased had been fishing, and by some means fell into the water. After hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of: Found drowned.
July 7, 1865
MULLEN (Toronto) - A very melancholy accident occurred on the Grand Trunk west at St. Mary's station. A young man named Mullen was standing on the track at one of the switches when unobserved by him, the yard engine came along behind him and he was run over and cut completely in two. He lived on Parliament street in this city, and had only been married a month. He was sober, industrious, about 25 years of age, and an efficient employee of the company. He will be buried to‑morrow at 9 a.m.
July 8, 1865
LOXLEY - A few days ago, one of the bandsmen of H.M. 15th Regiment was drowned in the river at Fredericton, N.B. His name was Loxley.
July 11, 1865
HARBOTTLE - Died on Monday, the 10th instant, Freddie, infant son of Capt. Harbottle, aged 19 months. Friends will please attend the funeral to the cemetery at 4 p.m. this (Tuesday) afternoon.
GREEN (Toronto) - An inquest was held to‑day by Coroner Riddell on the body of a man found floating in the Bay
yesterday by Mr. Robert Wilson, one of the Health Inspectors, who handed the body over to policeman Hanin of the Island. It was identified as the body of a man named Mathew Green who had left his house in the city in the morning to go fishing, and strange to say, telling his wife that he intended to make away with himself. A verdict of "Found drowned" was returned by the jury.
July 15, 1865
RYERSON - Egerton Ryerson, Esq., County Crown Attorney for the County of Perth, died at the residence of his father, the Rev. Jno. Ryerson, in Brantford, on Monday last, and was buried yesterday. The funeral was largely attended by the the members of the Bar in their robes, accompanied by the whole Bar of Stratford.
July 18, 1865
WEEKS - Died in Owen Sound, on the 15th instant, after a short illness, Hiram Weeks, Esq., aged 54 years, formerly a resident of this city. The funeral will take place to‑day (Tuesday) at 9 o'clock a.m. from the G.W.R. station at Hamilton. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
July 19, 1865
GATES - Died at Windsor, on the 13th instant, Elizabeth Dins, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Gates, aged 2 years and 8 months.
July 24, 1865
SANSCHAGRIN - A ship carpenter named Sanschagrin, belonging to St. Rochs, Quebec, suddenly fell down and expired on St. Francis street on Tuesday last while on his way to the Congregation Church. Death is supposed to have resulted from disease of the heart. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his loss.
July 28, 1865
GRAHAM (Toronto) - A youth named William Graham, aged 8 years, residing, on Agnes street, went to visit his uncle, Mr. R. Graham who is watchman at the Yonge Street wharf last night, but not returning to the house or to his house in a short time, he was missed. Early this morning his hat was found floating in the water along the esplanade, and in about an hour after, his body was floating near the wharf. An inquest was held to‑day by Dr. Buchanan, and a verdict of "accidental drowning" was returned.
TAFT - A serious accident occurred on the Northern Railway this morning about 2:30 at Lefroy station by which the engineer of a timber train, named George Taft, was killed. The fireman saved himself by jumping off the train, and another employee was slightly injured. The cause of the accident was an empty flat car that seemed to have been moved from the siding to the main track at the station by some person or persons unknown, whether for criminal purposes or not is as yet unknown. The body of the engineer was found jammed between the locomotive and a portion of the tender a short time after the accident. Deceased was a married man and much respected by all who knew him. The body was brought to the city (Toronto) by the morning train, and there will be an inquest held at 10 o'clock to‑morrow by Coroner Buchanan.
July 26, 1865
BRADSHAW (Peterborough) - Mr. Francis Bradshaw and wife came into town on Thursday, and after transacting their business, left for home about 5 o'clock p.m. When some distance above the Railway depot, the horses became frightened and ran away. Turning the corner, they ran till they again struck the Railway track, up which they ran. Mrs, Bradshaw jumped out before coming to the track and is badly injured and is still lying at the “Home” close to which the accident happened, but poor Bradshaw, by the upsetting of the waggon, was thrown out on his head and instantly killed. Mr. Bradshaw was amongst the oldest and most respectable inhabitants of the Township of Monaghan, and his untimely death has caused a feeling of grief throughout the neighbourhood in which he has resided so many years. He leaves a family of three children. They are comfortably off in the world. Dr. Poole, coroner, held an inquest when the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts of the case.
July 27, 1865
PURCELL - Edward Purcell, an old man living by himself on lot 3, in the 2nd concession of Hibbert, County of Perth, shot Michael Purcell, his nephew, on Tuesday morning, killing him instantly. A dispute about some hay, it is supposed, arose between them, and the old man asked the other to come into his house, and there shot him. Edward Purcell then took to the woods, telling a neighbour on the way what he had done.
FAIRCLOTH (Toronto) - An inquest, was held this evening at 7 o'clock by coroner Buchanan on the body of a young man named R. T. Faircloth who was kicked in the head and his skull broken by a horse about ten days ago. He having since died of his injuries, it has been found requisite to have as inquest.
July 28, 1865
CROCKETT (Quebec) - Captain Gourdeau of the steamer "Napoleon III" which arrived upon Monday evening, states that, while the vessel was at anchor off the west end of Brandy Pots (Pot à L'Eau‑de‑Vie), the engineer, Mr. Crockett, was missed, and there is good reason to fear that he is drowned. He disappeared while the officers and pilot were at supper, his coat and cap being found lying on the dock rear the rail. Mr. Crockett had some time since given evidence of insanity and complained of his head, and It is supposed that in one of those fits, he leaped overboard. He leaves a wife and family who reside in the neighbourhood of Quebec to deplore his loss. He was well known here and had a large circle of acquaintances by whom he was regarded as a steady, sensible man, and much esteemed for his social qualities.
FITZPATRICK - Died on Wednesday, July 26th, at Napier street, Margret, infant daughter of Mr. K. Fitzpatrick, aged 2 months. The funeral will leave the family residence this afternoon (Friday) at 3 p.m.
LABRECHE - We learn from the Montreal "Transcript" that at a quarter before 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening, St Lawrence main street was the scene of an affair which terminated in the death of a man named Jean Baptiste Labreche. It seems that the deceased had been drinking with Nazaire Depoti and another man whose name is unknown. They left the tavern, entered a cab, and were proceeding up the main street when the deceased accused his companion of having robbed him while drinking of the sum of $800. They got out of the cab, and a quarrel ensued between the deceased and Depoti. The deceased ran away, but was followed by Depoti who struck him several blows in different parts of the body. The deceased staggerd for a few minutes and then dropped dead. Depoti walked off, but returned in a few seconds to the place where he had left deceased, and seeing the man dead, he took to flight. At this instant Mr. Delisle, happening to come up, arrested Depoti who tried to escape. It is said the deceased had but lately returned from the States and was a painter by trade. He appeared to be about 30 years of age. Depoti, the murderer, is between 18 and 22 years of age. He is a butcher by trade, and is possessed of great bodily strength.
BURK - Intelligence reached the city yesterday morning that an accident, attended with loss of life, had an hour or so previously happened at the Bronte station of the Great Western Railway, we despatched a reporter to the scene of the occurrence who gathered the following particulars. The morning trains from Hamilton and Toronto pass at Bronte. The train from Hamilton had come in on the outside track to take
on wood. The train then banked up to allow the Toronto train to take its place. Mrs. Patrick Burk, the wife of a trackman who resides about a mile from the station, was coming down to see a friend of hers off who was going to Hamilton. The train that had backed up to the switch was now coming down, running very slowly, when immediately opposite the station the unfortunate woman started to go to the other train, but before she could get across the pilot caught her, knocking her down, her head and body outside the rail. The forward wheels of the engine ran over the lower part of her right leg, smashing the tibia and the fibula. She was dragged a few yards, the wheel again running over her and nearly severing both thighs. The engineer reversed the engine immediately, but could not stop the train in time to prevent the accident. The mangled woman was too much injured to be carried from the spot. She seemed to be free from pain, the nervous system being completely paralyzed, and in about forty minutes from the time that the accident happened, she breathed her last. A door having been procured, the body was placed upon it and carried to the freight house. An inquest was held in the afternoon by D. P. Wright, Esq., coroner for the County of Halton. The evidence corroborated the facts above stated, and the following verdict was returned: "Having heard the evidence of the several witnesses concerning the death of the late Mrs Patrick Burk, we, the jury, are unanimously of the opinion that her death was accidental, and that no blame whatsoever is attributable to the engine driver, Mr. Thomas Cox of no. 2 accommodation train from Hamilton to Toronto this morning, or the station master, Mr. Thomas Shaw, or any employee of the Great Western Railway Company.
The deceased woman had three children, the youngest girl, a girl about fifteen years of age, being with her when the accident happened. She was between fifty and sixty years old and was a member of the Roman Catho1ic Church.
CHARDONNET (Quebec) - A dreadful accident occurred on Thursday evening on board the little tug‑steamer "Quebec" while lying at a wharf up the river for taking on fuel, by which one of the crew, a man named Joseph Chardonnet, otherwise known as Trudel, lost his life. It appears that he went down into the paddle box for the purpose of removing a stick out of the wheel. He succeeded in doing so when the whee1, receiving an impetus from his weight and eased by the removal of the piece of wood, made a half revolution. The unfortunate man was caught by the neck between the rim of the wheel and the crossbar, and his head almost severed from his body. Death was instantaneous. Deceased belonged to the perish of St Guillaume d'Upton. We understand he leaves a wife and family.
July 29, 1865
THOMSON - Died on Friday morning, July 28th, Mr. Hamilton Thomson, aged 82. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, corner of Main and Charles streets, this afternoon (Saturday) at 3 o'clock.
MCPHERSON - Died at Andersonville, Georgia, U.S., on the 29th of August, 1864, William McPherson, printer, aged 34 years.
Mr. McPherson at one time worked as a compositor on the "Spectator", and prior to his departure for the States, held a similar situation on the Toronto "Globe". He was an excellent scholar and a capital printer, highly esteemed by his fellow‑workers, and we have no doubt his many friends outside of his profession will deeply regret to hear of his death. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. They reside in this city.
July 31, 1865
UNNAMED man (Toronto) - Early this morning while a fisherman named William Ward was out on the Bay midway between the city and the Island, he observed a man who was in a skiff fall out into the water and sink, but not rising, and rowed to the skiff, but could only know where the man had fallen from the bubble in the; water. Ward was only a short distance from him. The skiff was brought to the city, and the police notified. It appears that a man whose name is unknown hired a boat from Mr. Lovics, foot of Church street. He was a respectable‑looking man of about 25 years of age, and left a cane at the boathouse by which he may probably be recognized. The police are now searching the Bay with grappling irons.
MORIN - Death is doing its work among the historical men of Canada, and one after another, those whose names are associated with its early political history and to whose energy and tact we owe so much of the constitutional freedom we enjoy are; passing from us. The news comes to us of the death of Mr. Justice Morin whose name for many years was prominently associated with the politics of Canada. Born at St Michel, district of Quebec, in 1803 , and educated at the famous Seminary of Quebec, he commenced the study of law under the late Hon D. B. Viger, and was admitted to the Bar at Montreal in 1828. In 1830, he entered Parliament, and at once became a man of mark in the exciting discussions of those days. In 1834, he was deputed by the lower Canada Assembly to proceed to England to act with Mr. Viger who was already there in laying the grievances under which the province laboured, before the Imperial authorities. He continued in the Legislature until after the Union, and in October, 1842, became a member of the Lafontaine‑Baldwin government, a
commissioner of Crown Lands, remaining in the position until 1843. At the election of 1844, he was chosen for Saguenay and Bellechasse, but elected to sit for the latter place which re‑elected him in 1848. On the assembling of parliament, he was chosen Speaker of the House, which position he retained until 1851 when he united with Mr. Hincks in the formation of the Hincks‑Morin cabinet, he assuming the position of Provincial Secretary. In August, 1853, he took charge of the Crown Lands Department, retaining it until his election to the Bench in 1855. On the defeat of Mr. Hincks in 1854, he joined with Sir Allan McNab in the formation of the Coalition, and took part in the settlement of the Clergy Reserves and Seignorial Tenure questions. In 1859, he was appointed on the Commission for the codification of the laws, a task for which his eminent abilities and calm, judicial mind amply qualified him. In his death, the province loses an able and upright Judge, and Franco‑Canadians one of their best representatives.
BAUJEAU - The death of Mr. Baujeau, who has been since 1848 a life member of the Legislative Council, is announced. He was descended from one of the old French families, and owned the Seignories of Soulange and La Nouvelle Longueuil. As a politician, he never occupied a very prominent position although the family influence in Lower Canada was very considerable. During the discussions which preceded the abolition of the Seignorial Tenure, he took a more active part than usual against the act which he regarded as an act of spoliation, and to his influence and efforts were due the defeats which the measure met with in the legislative Council. He seldom addressed the Council unless questions affecting the Seignorial Tenure were on the table, and on such occasions, he was always looked upon as an authority on the side of the Seigneurs, venturing at times even to speak on the same. By his death, the life members of the Legislative Counci1 are reduced to eighteen.
PHELAN - Died in this city, on the 29th July, Annie, infant daughter of the late D. Phelan, aged 10 months.
August 1, 1865
WILLSON - Died in this city, on Sunday evening, July 30, Samue1 Willson, Jun. , aged 32 years, 2 months, and 6 days. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m. from the Orphan Asylum, Wellington street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
SULLIVAN - About a fortnight ago, a man named Michael Sullivan who resides near West avenue was skinning a cow, and while doing so, cut his thumb, not apparently very seriously. The sore festered and mortification set in, proceeding so rapidly that the poor man died yesterday at 10 o'clock. He was a man of 36 years of age and leaves a wife and three children to deplore his untimely death. Too much care cannot be exercised in skinning animals which die of disease, and cuts obtained in the operation or even a scratch, are apt to prove very serious, and too often fatal.
TACHE´ - It is with the deepest regret that we chronicle this morning, the death of the Premier of the Canadian government, the Honourable Etienne Tache' which took place at St Thomas, C. E., yesterday morning. This sad event has not been unlooked for. For some days the papers have contained daily bulletins announcing his state of health, and although during the past week, some faint hopes began to be entertained that he might yet be spared to the service of his country, the hopes were destined to disappointment. The great and good man has passed away, and Canada to‑day weeps for another of the historical men who link her present with the far‑off past.
Col. Tache', as he was most familiarly known, was born in the village of St Thomas near the very ground where he breathed his last, in the year 1795. He was, like many of the old Lower Canada leaders, descended from a French family of good repute, members of which, it is said, from time to time distinguished themselves in the province both before and after the conquest. He was educated at one of the seminaries of Lower Canada which have sent forth to the world so many men of eminence and worth, and at the breaking out of the American war in 1812, though only 17 years of age, he entered the service of the country as an ensign in the 5th Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Lower Canada, and with his Regiment, marched boldly to the front to defend his country. He was subsequently promoted during the war to a Lieutenancy in the Canadian Chasseurs, and with them he served in a number of engagements evincing great bravery and coolness, and giving thus early the evidence of those qualities which have ever since distinguished him in life. Although the events of that war were fifty years ago, the gallant Colonel, gallant by more that mere courtesy, never tired of speaking of them. He seemed to look back to the time, when a mere boy, he wielded the sword in the defence of his country and his King as among the proudest achievements of his life. He acquired then early a love for the military profession and a respect for the discipline which it begets which never left him, and he has always been in advance of his compatriots as the supporter of a military organization. The last occasion on which the writer saw him was when the Legislative ? was inspected by His Excellency, Lord Monck.
After the Inspection, the Association was drawn up and put through the manual and platoon by the veteran soldier and statesman "It is fifty years ago, said he, "since I learned this. Let me hope" he continued with an honest pride 1n his own military skill "that in half a century more you may each be able to as well".
On the conclusion of the war, Mr. Tache studied medicine, and for many years he practised his profession in his native place. During the troublesome time of 1837 and 38, he remained staunch in his allegiance to the Government, although strongly at accord with his countrymen, sympathetic with them in the demand they made for the redress of the grievances but refusing to resort to arms to obtain it. He did not enter parliament until the Union was effected, but he was elected in 1861 to the first Parliament of United Canada as a member for L´ Islet. He soon made his mark in public life and was shortly afterwards, on the 1st of July, 1848, appointed to the important office of Deputy Adjutant General, a position for which his early military experience and thorough habits of discipline admirably fitted him. On the 10th August, 1858, he was requested by Mr. Lafontaine to join with him in the formation of the Lower Canada section of the celebrated Baldwin‑Lafontaine movement, and took office of commissioner of Public Works which he held until December of the succeeding year when on the retirement of the Hon. Mr. Viger he accepted the Receiver Generalship, retaining the position until 1856, a longer period than has generally been allotted to a Minister of the Crown. On the 23rd of May, 1848, he was elevated to the Legislative Council, having up to that time retained the confidence of his old friends in L'Islet, and in that body, he was regarded as a leading man from the day of his entering it.
On the break‑up of the Baldwin Government and the coalition of Mr, Hincks with the advanced reformers under Messrs Rolph and Cameron, Col. Tache´ remained in office, acting with his friend Mr. Morin who has preceded him to his long home by only a few days. On the formation of the Grand Trunk Railway Company and the guarantee by the province of £3000 a mile towards its construction, Col. Tache' was appointed one of the government directors, retaining the directorship until the act of 1857 under which the office was happily abolished. And in September, 1854, he again continued steadfast with his friend, Mr. Morin, in accepting the coalition of that time with Sir Allan MacNab, and as a member of that government, his name was associated with the settlement of the great questions which had previously agitated the country, and the settlement of which formed the justification for the somewhat startling amalgamation that took place at that time.
On the retirement of Sir Allan MacNab in 1856, Sir Edmund W. Head, then the Governor General of the province, sent for Col. Tache' to reconstruct the Government, and he became for a time, Premier, taking the office of President of the Council. When, in July 1857, Mr. Cauchon retired from the
cabinet, he accepted the office of Commissioner of Crown Lands, the duties of which he performed in addition to those of President of the Council until the month of November following, when against the unique solicitation of his colleagues and his party friends, he retired from the Government with the intention of retiring from public life altogether, "After a long and lengthened period in the service of my country" said the Honourable gentleman to the House, "I wish to retire to the bosom of my family from the cares attending on public life". He did retire, and it was with the greatest difficulty that he could he induced again to assume the responsibilites of official position. In November, 1858, Her Majesty the Queen, as a recognition of the eminent services of Col. Tache', conferred upon him the dignity of Knighthood, and at the same time invited him as a guest to Windsor Castle. Never has dignity been bestowed upon a worthier object; never have honours been so modestly won and so richly merited. Again in 1860, he was appointed jointly with Sir Allan MacNab to the honorary rank of Colonel in the British army and aide‑de‑camp to Her Majesty the Queen, and in that capacity, he formed one of the suite of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales during his tour in Canada.
On the retirement of the Macdonald‑Dorian government in March, 1864, the hopes of the Conservative party centred on Colonel Tache'. During a long political career and a great many years of official existence, he had managed by his strict honesty of purpose and untiring application, to silence the cavellings of all opponents. He had come through the ordeal of a long political life at a time when party feeling ran high, and when the party press was not over scrupulous in its attacks upon public men without a shadow of a stain upon his good name, and moderate men looked to him as the man, above all others, calculated to bring confidence to an administration and secure for it that support which would be essential to its success, Some difficulty was experienced in inducing him to accept the Premiership. His great age which had led him seven years before to retire from a similar position and his unwillingness to break in upon the quiet retirement in which he had hoped to pass the remainder of his days were the strong arguments against his assumption of the position proffered him. But to the last he retained his old love of duty, and inspired by a desire to see the country relieved from the political embarrassment into which violent partisanship had thrown it, he accepted office, and calling Mr. John A. Macdonald, his old friend and colleague whose honesty and sterling worth the veteran citizen was in a position to appreciate to his aid, he formed the Tache'‑Macdonald government. It was destined as formed to a short career. A catch vote upon a question in which it had had no part left it in a minority of two, and then came the coalition which based upon the avowed object of removing the great cause of sectional difficulties which prevailed, has since and does
still govern this country.
The duty of presiding over such a government was too much for a man of Col. Tache's advanced years. During the convention of last fall at Quebec, he laboured earnestly, the chairmanship of the Conference having been awarded to him. Thoughtful only of the country which he had consented again to serve, he gave his days and nights to the discussions which occurred at that time, and thereby impaired his health. After the session, he returned to his residence and remained there in a rather delicate state of health. On the return of the delegates to Quebec, although still suffering, he was anxious to meet them at the Council Board and learn from them what they had done for the country he had served so long and loved so well. The journey was too much for him, and he was compelled to return home, never as it turned out to leave it again. Ripe with years and loaded with well‑earned honours, he passed from among us, leaving behind him a name clear and untarnished, an evidence that ever in the political excitements of a new country like this, honest persevering patriotism will meet its reward.
The country in his death has lost a distinguished public servant and an astute statesman. His fellow citizens of French descent have lost a brother whose memory they may well cherish and whose character they may well emulate and the Queen has lost a subject than whom none breathes more truly loyal and devoted to the throne. His 'mot', famous for its significance and truth that the gun fired in British America in defense of the connection with England would be fired by a French‑Canadian" will be remembered the more warmly now that the voice of him who uttered It is stilled forever in death. And the recollection of the achievements of the great and good man who has passed from among us will inspire his compatriots, as well as Canadians generally, who claim a common inheritance in his revered memory with a more ardent desire to bring honour upon his prescience by proving true his promises of loyalty to the country.
August 2, 1865
CARMICHAEL - Charles Carmichael, an old resident of Lobo, was found dead one mile west of Strathroy, on Friday morning, on the 4th concession. His horse and buggy came into the town of Strathroy about eleven o'clock the night previous.
August 4, 1865
STERLING - A lad was drowned on Wednesday afternoon in a mill pond at Port Dover, son of John Sterling, Esq., of the firm of Sterling, McCall and Company, Montreal. He was out on a
temporary raft which broke in the middle, causing him to fall in between the posts. Being unable to swim, he soon sank. The body was immediately recovered and medical assistance
provided, but too late, as life was extinct. The boy was about eleven years of age. His mother was in Simcoe on a visit, in company with the Rev. W. Craigie and family of Port Dover, at whose residence the boy was left.
August 5, 1865
SKINNER - Died on the 4th instant, Mr. Hugh Skinner, father of James and Andrew Skinner of this city, aged 74 years. Funeral from the residence to Mr. A. F. Skinner, corner of Wellington and Duke streets, this (Wednesday) afternoon at four o'clock.
August 7, 1865
MCFADDER - We regret to learn that a melancholy accident occurred on the port Stanley Railroad on Thursday. A man named McFadder was killed. Deceased was standing on one of the cars and his head came in contact with one of the bridges.
CURRY - A gentleman named Curry died in Montreal last week from sunstroke.
August 9, 1865
CROSSLAND - Died at Dundas, on Monday, the 7th August, Henry, youngest son of Mr. James Crossland, aged 6 months and 7 days .
WHITEY - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Celia, the beloved wife of William H. Whitey, aged 27 years. The funeral will leave the family residence on Stuart street between James and Hughson streets, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral without further notice.
MCKINTY - Died on Monday, the 7th August, John, son of Capt. John McKinty, of this city, aged 5 years and 4 months. Funeral will take place from his father's residence, Wellington street, this afternoon at half past three o'clock.
August 17, 1865
BETHUNE - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, of consumption, Jane P., wife of Edward Bethune, aged 22 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from the family residence on Hunter street, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, without further notice.
JAMES - Died at his mother's residence in Barton, on the 16th instant, after a protracted illness, Mr. Joseph L. James, in the 32nd year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are
respectfully requested to attend the funeral which will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
JOYCE - A man named John Joyce, while working in Watt's distillery, Brantford, on Tuesday, fell into one of the vats and was scalded to death.
August 23, 1865
HOLLOWAY - Last Monday, Mr. John Holloway, postmaster at Selwyn, in the Township of Smith, was drowned by the upsetting of his canoe in Deer Bay. Mr. Holloway was an industrious quiet man. He leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his loss.
CAMPBELL - Mr. Campbell, long and favourable known as a conductor on the Buffalo and Goderich branch of the Grand Trunk Railway, died last week at Fort Erie of congestion of the lungs.
UNNAMED Indian girl - On the 12th instant, two little Indian, girls, belonging to the Indian village of Chemong Lake, were out in a canoe. The eldest one was standing up, when out about the middle of the channel, she lost her balance, and falling out, upset the canoe. The smaller one was rescued from a watery grave by an Indian woman who witnessed the accident from the shore and paddled to the rescue in time to save the little one, the other having sunk immediately after falling in.
August 24, 1865
ALAIN - On Saturday last, the mortal remains of Councillor Alain of Quebec, whose death we
noticed a day ot two since, were deposited in their last resting place. The funeral is said to have been one of the largest and most respectable that has been seen in Quebec for many years. The band of the Fusiliers preceded the cortege , and the city fathers turned out 'en masse', as also did the volunteers, Councillor Alain having been captain of a volunteer company during the last two or three years and very active and energetic in raising men at the time of the Trent affair.
August 29, 1865
MINTY - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, at the Bank of Montreal, Hugh Cameron, youngest son of F, C. Minty, Esq., aged 1 year and 2 months,
ROSIE - Died on the 27th instant, John Malcom, aged 16 months, and17 days, son of Mr. John Rosie, station master, Waterdown.
STABB - We regret to announce the death of Lieutenant A. Ewen Stabb, Adjutant of the 1st Battalion, H.M. 16th Regiment which occurred last evening. Lieutenant Stabb has been Adjutant of the Regiment for nearly five years. We have not heard any particulars as to the cause of death. His loss will be universally deplored by his fellow‑officers and all who knew him.
August 31, 1865
STABB - The mortal remains of Lieutenant Stabb, late Adjutant of the 1st Battalion, H.M. 16th Regiment of Foot, were conveyed to their lest resting place yesterday afternoon. Colonel Peacock and the officers of the regiment followed the remains of their late comrade to the grave with a large detachment of the regiment, together with other officers of the Line Commissariat. Brigade‑Major Villiers and Lieutenant‑Colonel Booker were also present. There are few more impressive sights that a military funeral, more especially in the British army when so much attention is always paid to the decorum and solemnity befitting the occasion, and the circumstances which attended the death of Lieutenant Stabb, cut down as he was such short a notice in the early prime of life, rendered the occasion particularly so. The procession from the Officers' Quarters to the place of interment was preceded by the Band of the Regiment playing a Dead March. The usual salutes were fired over the grave.
ROUTH - Died in this city, on the 31th instant, Harry Rawson, only child of Mr. R. R. Routh, aged 6 months and 18 days.
KENT - Died in the City Hospital, Hamilton, on the 28th instant, George F. Kent, aged 67 years. He was well known as Sir Allan MacNab's orderly in the resurrectionary troubles of 1837‑38. He was knocked down by a shot on the Niagara shore, opposite Navy Island, which had been intended for his Chief. Mr. Kent was a native of Tipperary, Ireland, and in early life was a book‑keeper and overseer in Jamaica, West Indies. It is supposed he has relations lately living in Three Rivers, C.E. His charge from the Canadian Militia is signed by Colonel Dourlay, and the character given is "very good".
September 2, 1865
MCMULLEN (Toronto)Last night after 7 o'clock, Mrs. McMullen a woman residing in Ontario street, went to her brother's store on King street east, and purchased an ounce of laudanum. Her brother knew that she had been in the habit of taking laudanum, and thus expressed no surprise at the purchase, Mrs. McMullen went home and swallowed the dose. Her state was discovered in a few minutes after, and three
medical gentlemen were called in, but, notwithstanding every, effort to save her life, she died at 5 o'clock this morning. An inquest was held this afternoon on the body by Dr. Riddel and a verdict to the effect that she had died from poison administered by her own hand was returned.
September 6, 1565
BEATTY - Died at 8 a.m., on the 5th instant, George, infant son of Mr. Robert Beatty, aged 2 months.
September 8, 1865
FITZGERALD - The body of a young woman named Catharine Fitzgerald, supposed to have been murdered, was brought to the Engine House, King William street, last night from a house next the Roman catholic cemetery. An inquest was held on the body this morning. The corpse presents a dreadful appearance, the jaw being literally smashed, and the indications are that the unfortunate woman was pommelled to death. She has, we believe, been long known to the police as the inmate of a house of very bad repute. A man named Matthew Boyd has been arrested and lodged in the cells, supposed to have been the perpetrator of the crime.
BAINE - Yesterday morning, a teamster named Patrick Baine who had been in the employ of the city for a number of years met his death under the following circumstances. He had been engaged hauling lumber down James street, and having finished his job, drove into the slip at the foot of James street between McKay's wharf and Brown's wharf, apparently with the intention of giving the animal a drink. He, however, drove too far into the water, the earth having recently been dragged out, and before he was aware of the fact, the horse was in the water beyond his depth. Baine attempted to check the horse but he too sank beneath the waves. Some parties who were there at the time shoved out a skiff towards the drowning man, but owing to the fact that his hand was entangled in the reins, and also to the plunging of the horse, it was impossible to save him. A rope was immediately procured and the man, horse, and waggon were all pulled out together, the man still having the reins twisted round his hands and lying close to the horse's heels. Every effort was made to restore respiration, but in vain. A few gasps came at intervals from the lips of the dying man. These alone denoted that life was not quite extinct, but in a few minutes, they ceased and all was over. The body was conveyed to the police station on James street where an inquest was held upon it by the coroner, Dr. McIntosh, at half past six yesterday evening.,.. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death by drowning, and recommended some action to be taken by the Council to render the place more safe.
September 12, 1865
HALIBURTON - The "Hibernian" brings us the intelligence of the death of Thomas Chandler Haliburton for many years a Judge of Nova Scotia, and more generally known by his nom de plume, "Sam Slick", under which in 1835, he contributed several sketches descriptive of the Yankee character to a weekly paper of Nova Scotia. In 1837, they were collected into a volume entitled "The Clockmaker, or the Sayings and Doings of Sam Slick". In 1843, he visited England as an attache at the American Legation, and next year embodied the results of his observations on English Society, in his amusing work "The Attache". He has since then published several works such as "The Old Judge, or a Life in a Colony" and many others.
September 14, 1865
MCINTYRE - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, William McIntyre, blacksmith, in the 49th year of his age, formerly of Greenock, Scotland. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, on Colborne street, between Park and Bay streets, to‑morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
HORNBY - Died at Clinesville, Binbrook, on the 12th instant, Mrs. Mary Hornby, aged 62 years, wife of Mr. William Hornby, of the Locomotive Department, Great Western Railway, Hamilton.
September 15, 1865
WYLIE - Died at Doon, on the 12th instant, William Andrew, infant son of A. A. Wylie.
September 16, 1865
HARVEY - Died in this city, on Friday, the 15th instant, Agnes, wife of Mr. Robert Harvey, aged 59 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 3 o'clock, from her late residence, Peel street.
September 18, 1865
GREER - Died in this city, on Saturday, 16th instant, Jessie Caldwell, eldest daughter of John H. Greer. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3½ o'clock from her father's residence, Duke street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
LODOR - Died at Ancaster, on the 15th instant, Mr. James Lodor. The funeral will take place on Monday forenoon, the 18th instant, at 10 o'clock from his mother's residence, village of Ancaster, to the place of interment. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
September 20, 1565
MCKINNON - Died last night, Eliza Frederika. Hamilton, the late daughter of David McKinnon, barrister, aged 5 months. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from her father's residence on the corner of Park and Market streets, on Thursday next, at 3 o'clock p.m.
MOORE - Died at her son‑in‑law's residence, Joseph B. Anderson, Oakville, on the 16th instant, Orpah Moore, aged 85 years, mother of Dennis Moore of Hamilton. The deceased was one of the earliest settlers in the Township of Grimsby, Niagara district, she leaves a large circle of relations and friends to mourn her loss.
September 21, 1865
CHARLEBOIS - Died at Montreal, on the 18th instant, Mary Pauline Margueretta, only child of P. G. Charlebois, Esq., aged 3 week and 3 days.
NOTMAN - Died at Dundas, on the 19th instant, William Notman, Esq., M.P.P., aged 60 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of J. S. Meredith, Esq., on Friday, the 22nd instant, at 3½ o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
NOTMAN - The statement in yesterday's "Spectator" that Mr. Notman, the member for North Wentworth was so seriously ill as to cause his physicians to despair of his living through the night will have prepared our readers for the announcement of his death, which it is our sad duty this morning to make. He died at his residence in Dundas between eleven and twelve o'clock on Tuesday night after a long and lingering illness which from the first marked him as its victim. He had first taken ill during the session of parliament last winter with softening of the brain, and has not been able since to attend to his public duties.
Mr. Notman was a prominent member of the Reform Party. He has been in parliament for a good many years, having represented the United Counties of Halton and Wentworth during the reign of the Baldwin‑Lafontaine government,. In 1857, he again entered parliament, having defeated the Hon. Robert Spence, then post‑master‑genera1, and has ever since represented North Wentworth in parliament. Although a man of good abilities, and earnest and energetic speaker, and a great
favourite with his party, he was doomed to witness from time to time greatly inferior men elevated to positions of ministerial responsibilities. He was frequently mentioned in connection with office, especially during the existence of Mr. Sandfield Macdonald's government, and at the opening of the present parliament was said to be a candidate for the speakership. But in every case, other men were preferred before him, and he died without having received at the hands of his party those political appointments which usually fall to the lot of party‑members of ability.
Personally, Mr. Notman was very generally esteemed, and his death will be truly felt by a large circle of sympathizing friends of both political parties. By his death, a vacancy is created in the representation of North Wentworth which we presume will at once be filled by a new election.
The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and by an advertisement elsewhere, it will be seen that he is to be interred with Masonic honours. We hope to see a good many Hamilton Masons present to follow to their last resting place the remains of a gentleman whom, while living, they esteemed as a man and a brother.
September 22, 1865
O'BRIEN (Toronto) - This morning about a quarter to six o’clock, while a man named Denis O'Brien was shovelling grain into a spout in the floor of Laidlaw's wharf, he approached too near to the falling grain and was instantly sucked in and covered by about 8000 bushels of barley. As he was going down, he caught hold of a fellow‑worker, and called out, "save, save me", but the workman had to tear himself away to prevent his also being engulfed in the grain. The men in the lower part of the storehouse who were receiving the grain heard the cries and went up, but it was half an hour before the unfortunate man, O'Brien, could be dug out. Life was, of course, extinct, and the body was removed to his house in Church street where an inquest was held by Dr. Riddel, and a verdict that deceased came to his end through accident was returned by the jury. O'Brien was a man of seventy‑four years of age, a good workman, and gave the utmost satisfaction to his employers. This is the second labourer who has been killed under similar circumstances within the last eighteen months.
September 23, 1865
MCKEARD - Died at Rothsay, Scotland, on the 3rd instant, Anna Anderson, wife of Anthony McKeard, Esq., of Glasgow.
September 25, 1865
BARNARD - Died at her residence, South Wellington street, on the 23rd instant, Mrs. Susan Barnard, relict of the late John Barnard, in the 64th year of her age. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Monday, the 25th, at half past three o'clock p.m.
HUSTON - Died in the Township of Nelson, County of Halton, on the 19th instant, Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. Richard Huston, aged 80 years. Deceased was formerly of Kilkell, in the County of Down, Ireland.
September 28, 1865
BRADLEY - Died at her residence in this city, at 12 o'clock noon, yesterday, Wednesday, 27th September, Mary, relict of the late John Bradley, Esq., aged 67 years. Funeral will leave deceased's late residence, Hunter street, near the Central School, on Friday next at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
HOSSACK - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Laurence Naismith, infant son of Archibald Hossack. The funeral will leave his father's house, McNab street south, this day at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.
SAMUEL - Died at Montreal, on the morning of the 26th instant, Sarah A., eldest daughter of Mr, Robert Samuel, aged 19 years.
BEATTY (London) - Yesterday morning, as a freight train from the west was leaving Komoka on the Great Western Railway, a brakeman named J. Beatty, met with an accident by which he lost his life. He was standing on top of one of the cars, and as the train was passing under a bridge, his head came in contact with one of the beams, killing him instantly. Deceased has been for a long while in the employ of the company, and by his energy and industry, had accumulated some property. His loss will he generally regretted.
RICKMAN - A man named Rickman has been committed to take his trial for the murder of his wife in London.
September 30, 1865
HINAN - A sad accident occurred near the village of Eden Mills on Saturday last by which a little girl of six years of age, daughter of Mrs. Hinan of Nassagaweya, met an untimely end. A waggon was driven up to the house loaded with a barrel of
water, and she sprang into the waggon to get a drink before the horses were unhitched. Three of the traces were loosened when the animals started off at full speed, overturning the waggon by means of the other trace, and crushing the poor girl's head between one of the wheels. Much sympathy is felt for, Mrs. Hinan, she having buried her husband only three weeks ago.
October 2, 1865
STRONGMAN - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 1st instant, after a brief and painful illness, Eliza Strongman, relict of the late James Strongman, and one of the oldest residents of the city, aged 72 years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the; 2nd instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence on Peel street, between Walnut and Catherine Streets. Friends and acquaintances ate invited to attend without further notice.
YOUNG - Died in this city, on the 30th September, Marion Cuthbertson, relict of the late James Young, of Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, aged 61 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence in Peel street, near Catherine, on Monday, the 2nd instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.
MORRIS - We learn with regret that the Hon. James Morris, M.L.C., whose name had been for many years associated with the politics of Canada, died at his residence at Brockville on Friday last after a somewhat lingering illness which has prevented him for some months attending to his public duties. Mr. Morris was a Scotchman by birth, having been born in Paisley in 1798, and came to this country with his parents who emigrated in 1801. After the completion of his education he commenced business as a merchant in the town of Brockville. In 1837, he was elected to the parliament of Upper Canada, and in 1861 was again returned for the County of Leeds to the parliament of United Canada. In 1844, he was called to a seat in the Legislative Council under the administration of Lord Metcalfe, and in the formation of the coalition of 1851 between the moderate and extreme sections of the Reformers, he was appointed postmaster‑general under Mr. Hincks, being the first incumbent of the office after its transfer to Canadian control, He introduced a number of reforms in the department, among others the uniform five‑cent postage system, and lived long enough to see the practical results of those reforms. In 1853, he vacated the Post Office;, and accepted the position of speaker of the legislative council, remaining in office until the fall of the Hincks government in 1856. He was a member of the ill‑fated Brown‑Dorion government which lasted two days, and was also a member of the Macdonald‑Sicotte government formed in 1862,
taking the office of Receiver‑General. Ill health compelled him to resign his position in that government. As a politician, Mr. Morris was a consistent Reformer, and as a man, he had the respect of all parties. His death reduces still further the small band of life members of the Legislative Council who connect the present with the past.
October 3, 1865
ROCHE - A soldier of the Royal Canadian Rifles, named Roche, stationed at Sandwich, committed suicide on Friday last. Deceased has been many years in the army and had been decorated with two medals.
DEMPSEY - Died at Milton, on the 26th ultimo, George Thomas, youngest son of George Dempsey, Esq., merchant, aged 16 months.
October 4, 1865
WALKER - Died at Salem, by Elora, on the 22nd ultimo, of diphtheria, Hannah Nobel, eldest daughter of Mr. William Walker, late of Nelson, aged 11 years.
CREIGHTON - Died at Kingston, on the 30th September, Mr. James Creighton, aged 37 years.
October 5, 1865
UNNAMED boy - The arrest of a man changed with the murder of a boy near Brantford was announced in yesterday's "Spectator". The man's name turns out to be Daniel Mahoney, and from all we can hear, his antecedents are the worst possible description. When taken into custody, he had the boy's cap in his pocket, and his face was terribly scratched. The boy, when last seen alive, was see lying on the grass by the side of the road in company with Mahoney near the Sam‑Patch tavern between Claremont and Brantford. The boy appears to have been a professional beggar, and the report which first came to us of his having been in charge of a waggon, and having given the man a lift, was incorrect. It appears that a Mr. Titus of Mount Vernon gave them a ride for a short distance when they got out and lay down by the side of the road in the spot before mentioned. The boy was soon afterwards found lying dead in the ditch.
A coroner's inquest has been held upon the body, the jury rendering a verdict of "Died by strangulation at the hands of Daniel Mahoney" The accused is now lodged in Brant County gaol.
October 9, 1865
MCKINTY - Died on Wellington street south, on Saturday, the 7th instant, Robert James, son of Dept. John McKinty, aged 7 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place this (Monday) afternoon at half past three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
O'HEARN (Toronto) - A Mrs. O'Hearn was found dead in her bed this morning. She resided in Dundas street and bore a good character. She leaves a young family to mourn her loss. Dr. Buchanan, Sr., coroner, will hold an inquest at Wither's hotel to‑morrow.
NELSON - About a week ago, a lad named Robert D. Nelson, while playing cricket, was struck on the head by the ball with such force as to fracture the skull, causing extravasation of blood on the brain, from the effects of which he died on Friday last. The blow was purely accidental, the ball having been struck by one of the batmen. The remains of the unfortunate youth were conveyed to their last resting place yesterday afternoon. The innocent author of the accident feels deeply grieved at the misfortune by which his fellow‑playmate's life has been thus prematurely and abruptly been terminated.
October 11, 1865
HOULE - A man named Houle fell from a tree in which he had been looking for nuts at the Nun's Island near Montreal on Sunday last and was killed.
October 12, 1865
MACKLEM - Died at Chippawa, on the 3rd instant, Oliver Tiffany Macklem, Esq., aged 51 years. Deceased was born in the Township of Ancaster. He had been nearly all his life a resident of Chippawa where he had for many years actively engaged in business. His loss will be felt in that locality.
STRACHAN (Toronto) - As I write, the remains of the wife of our venerated Bishop, Dr. Strachan, are being conveyed to their earthly resting place, St. James' cemetery. The number of mourners is very large, and all the shops along the street through which the cortege passes are closed. Her death is a severe blow to Bishop Strachan, and he is greatly sympathized with by the whole community. I believe he is the oldest bishop of the Church of England living,
MCCORMACK - Mr. William McCormack, a well‑to‑do farmer of Puslinch with an affectionate wife and family and all to
make life enviable, committed suicide on Sunday last during a fit of mental aberration, An inquest was held on Monday before Dr. Howitt, coroner, when the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.
October 13, 1865
MCCRACKEN - We regret to learn that Mr. Edgar McCracken, son of Mr. James McCracken, High Bailiff of this city, was killed in a skirmish between the United States forces guarding a baggage train on the Denver City road, Colorado Territory, and a party of one of the hostile tribes of Indians, on the night of the 3rd of September last. The deceased enlisted in the United States army at the commencement of the Civil War, had seen a great deal of service, and had been wounded several times. At the close of the war, he obtained a furlough to visit his relatives in this city, and on his return was appointed as a chief clerk in the Quartermaster's staff in one of the Western departments which position he held when the unfortunate affair occurred in which he fell.
AMBROSE - We regret to notice the announcement of the death, from typhoid fever, of Mr. Edward Ambrose, agent of the Gore Bank at Woodstock, which occurred at that town on Wednesday morning, after a somewhat severe illness of over a month. Mr. Ambrose was well known and much respected in this city of which he was for several years a resident, and the intelligence of his death will be received with feelings of deep sorrow by a large circle of friends to whom his kindness of heart and uniform courtesy had endeared him.
October 14, 1865
BUCHAN - Died at Broadway street, on Thursday, the 12th instant, George Buchan, aged 49 years, of apoplexy, late farmer, Brickhill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The funeral will take place this (Saturday) afternoon at 3½ p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
MCQUARRIE - An inquest was held at Fergus on Saturday last on the body of a little girl named McQuarrie who had died under circumstances which were thought to justify an inquiry. The inquest was adjourned to allow Dr. Orton to make an examination of the body, but the parents and others were unwilling to allow it. At last a reluctant consent was obtained, and the coffin was brought as far on its way to Fergus. When near that village, however, the attendants turned in the direction of the cemetery, but the coroner sent a constable after them who was roughly handled by the women present. The body was interred, but afterwards taken up to allow the inquest to go on. Evidence was adduced that
Mrs. McGregor forced the girl to take whiskey which caused her death. She was accordingly arrested and committed to stand her trial.
RINFRET - Mr. Rinfret, brother‑in‑law of the Hon. Isadore Thibandeau, M.P.P., accidentally shot himself while out shooting near Cap Sante'. He was 45 years of age, and leaves a large family to mourn his untimely end.
October 17, 1865
WARREN - Died at Hamilton, on Saturday evening, 14th instant, Maria Catharine, the third daughter of Edward Sweetman, Esq., of this city, and beloved wife of Peter Warren, Esq., aged 34 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Catherine street north, Tuesday, the 17th, at 2½ o'clock. Friends will please attend without further notice.
October 15, 1865
CARMODY (Toronto) - A soldier of the 47th Regiment in this city named Carmody, who had been indulging very freely in intoxicating drinks for some days, got into a quarrel with his wife, and after badly beating her with his fist, took off his belt with the buckle of which he administered several murderous blows. Some people passing at the time heard the row, went in, and seeing the state of affairs, interfered. The soldier, infuriated with drink and possessing an uncontrollable temper, turned upon those who endeavoured to save the life of his wife, and fought like a tiger with his belt. It was then found necessary to use hard measures, and the soldier was so badly beaten that he is now in the Military Hospital. One of his children in endeavouring to save its mother, received a blow sufficiently violent to cause its death. The child was clandestinely buried yesterday. The old saying that "murder will out" proved true in this as in other cases. Information has been given to Dr. Buchanan, Sr., coroner, who will hold an inquest on the remains of the child to‑morrow at 3 o'clock at John Cornell's Inn, east Market Square. Dr. Buchanan, Jr. will examine the body of the child which has been ordered to be exhumed for the purpose in the morning, and report to the inquest.
WALKER - Died at Salem, by Elora, on the 15th instant, Peter, youngest son of Mr. William Walker, late of Nelson, aged 8 years and 9 months.
OCTOBER 20, 1865
CARMODY - The inquest on the body of Elizabeth Carmody, daughter of Private Carmody of the 47th Regiment, held by Dr. Buchanan, Dr., coroner, was concluded this evening.
Dr. Buchanan, Jr. and Dr. Jameson, Assistant Regimental Surgeon, were the chief witnesses, although other important evidence was taken. A doubt existed in the minds of the jurymen as to the guilt of the prisoner, the father of the deceased child, who got the benefit of it. A verdict of "Died by the visitation of God" was returned.
ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Mr. James Armstrong, butcher, York street, in the 45th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence at 3 o'clock on Saturday, the 21st instant, Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
October 23, 1865
GORDON - Died on the 18th instant, David Andrew Gordon, son of David Gordon, Jr., of this city, aged 2 years and 11 months.
ATTWOOD - Died on Sunday, October 22nd, Thomas Anton Attwood, third son of Mr. William Attwood, aged 5 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Vine street, to‑day at 3 p.m. Friends wil1 please attend without further notice.
MYRES - John Myres, while riding a horse‑race at Onondaga, near Brantford, on Monday last, was dashed against a tree, and died two hours afterwards.
October 24, 1865
O'LEARY (Toronto) - A youth named Michael O'Leary, thirteen years of age, the son of a widow, fell from a beech tree yesterday at a height of about thirty feet, and received such severe injuries on the head that he died in the hospital at five o'clock this morning.
MOATT (Toronto) - About six o'clock this morning, a man named Daniel Moatt died suddenly in his bed after drinking a glass of whiskey. It appeared from the evidence at a coroner's inquest that was held this afternoon that deceased drank more that a quart of bad liquor yesterday. A. verdict of "died from intemperance" was returned by the jury.
HEALY (Toronto) - A woman named Healy, also it is said, addicted to an inordinate use of spirituous liquors, died in a house on Adelaide street to‑day.
DEMPSEY (Toronto) - John W. Dempsey is dead. Very many will regret to hear the fact. He was well known to a great many in your county. He had a large number of warm friends here where he was best known. His funeral will take place at 3 o'clock to‑morrow (Tuesday) afternoon.
GRIFFITH - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Richard Griffith, aged 28 years. The deceased was a native of the city of Kilkenny, Ireland. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Walnut street, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at which friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
BOYLE - A little girl was burnt to death in her bed on Saturday last in London under rather peculiar circumstances. Her father was awakened in the night by a smell of fire, and on rising, found it issued from his daughter's bedroom. On bursting open the door, he found the body of his child lying in the bed reduced almost to a cinder. The following is the summary of the evidence which was introduced at the coroner's inquest on Sunday last. On Saturday night, the father of the child and his sister‑in‑law, Mary Anderson, were both very much intoxicated and did not know what they were about, the woman contradicting herself as to when she last saw the child, several times. The supposition of the jury was that the woman in putting the child to bed, set fire to the clothes, being too intoxicated to be aware of the fact. Boyle himself appeared to be scarcely sober at the inquest and could give no intelligible account further than that he took the child out and ascertained that she was dead, He found his sister‑in‑law in bed fast asleep as described. A verdict was rendered in accordance with the foregoing facts.
October 25, 1865
HARVEY - I have the melancholy duty to perform of chronicling the death at his residence in Smith, about one o'clock this a.m. of the pioneer settler of the Township of Smith, John Harvey, Esq., at the age of sixty‑seven. Mr. Harvey settled in Smith about forty‑five years ago. No Peterborough then existed, and for some time there was not a neighbour within twenty miles of him, but Mr, H's courage never forsook him. He toiled on manfully, and in course of time, became one of the most independent and influential men in the county, and carved out for himself a name and a position equaled by few. Mr. H. was a strong Conservative, and was looked upon, from his long residence, intelligence, and position in the county, as the chief of the party. By his death, Canada has lost one of her noblest sires, and Her Majesty one her most devoted subjects. He was in fact the noblest work of God ‑ an honest man. The funeral will take place on Wednesday,
October 26, 1865
DOYLE - We regret to announce the death of Mr. William Doyle, a conductor on the Great Western Railway, who has been on the road ever since its commencement. He was a native of
Ashtabula, Ohio, and was on his way home, having for some time past been suffering from consumption. He only lived to reach Cleveland, however, at which city he died on Tuesday morning last. Mr. Doyle was well known in the line, and was very popular from his urbanity and obliging disposition. His early death, for he was but little more than 30, will he universally lamented.
MCLEAN - We regret to announce the death of the distinguished Ex‑Chief Justice McLean. The deceased was born at St. Andrew's, near Cornwall, in 1791 and was in his 75th year. His father was the Hon. Neal McLean, and his mother, the daughter of Colonel McDonald, a U.E. Loyalist who had previously been an officer in the 84th Regiment. The deceased was educated at the Cornwall Grammar School and studied law under Attorney‑General Firth at York, as Toronto was then called. At the breaking out of the war with America in 1812, he joined the militia and was present at the glorious victory of Queenston Heights. He was taken prisoner by the Yankees at Lundy's Lane and was detained by them until the end of the war. In the Canadian rebellion, he distinguished himself by his loyalty and patriotism, taking an active part against the rebels. He was appointed Judge of the Court of king's Bench in 1837 and has since become Chief Justice of Upper Canada. He was an honour to the Bench and to his country, and all parties will unite in mourning the loss of a truly upright Judge.
October 21, 1863
MITCHELL - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Donald Mitchell, aged 76 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his late residence, Hughson street, near Stuart street, on Sunday, 20th instant, at 3 o'clock, without further notice.
October 30, 1865
MCRORY - The body of a man named Alexander McRory, a farm labourer, who lived on the 10th concession of Beverly, has been found by parties fishing in the Grand River near Galt. He was addicted to the immoderate use of intoxicating liquors.
FOSTER - A woman named Mrs. Foster, wife of a private of the 30th Regiment, was burned to death at Montreal on Thursday last.
GRIEVES - The "Evening Leader" says that at nine o'clock this morning, Dr. Riddel held a coroner's inquest, upon the body of John Grieves, the young man who was killed by the kick of a horse yesterday, in the stable belonging, to Mr. Hunter, corner of Queen and Peter streets. It was shown by a post
mortem examination that deceased had received internal injuries, and two young men who were in the stable at the time of the accident when the injuries were received, stated in evidence that deceased had slipped, and having stumbled against the horse, he caught hold of the breeching to save himself from falling, and instantly got a side kick, from the effects of which he died instantaneously. The jury returned as their verdict that "death had been caused by the accidental kick of a horse". (Toronto)
GETHINS - Some sensation has been created in Kingston in consequence of a brutal murder that was committed there on Tuesday night last. A man, named Michael Gethins, kept a tavern in Brock street, and had as stepsons two young men named John and Charles O'Toole. About eleven o'clock on the evening in question, Gethins went to the police station and reported a row in his house. The police went to the house, found the O'Toole’s fighting together, succeeded in pacifying them, and then left without making any arrests. Shortly afterwards, Gethins went again to the station, this time with a stab in the chest and bleeding. The police took him into the station where he shortly afterwards died. It appears that after the police left the bouse, the O'Toole’s commenced to quarrel again, John blaming and threatening Gethins for going for the police. The latter, fearing a renewal of the disturbance, again started for the police station, and was followed by John O'Toole who had a carving knife in his hand with which, on the street, he inflicted the stab in Gethins breast. Charles O'Toole followed his brother and started to restrain him, but before he could reach him, the fatal blow was inflicted. Gethins succeeded in reaching the police station where he fell backwards insensible. The police then proceeded to arrest John O'Toole, which they should have done before and thereby prevented the murder, and the other inmates of the house were also taken into custody. The carving knife was found in a drawer in the kitchen through which O'Toole passed on his way to the bedroom where he was discovered by the police. He was under the influence of liquor. An inquest was held on Wednesday by Coroner Jenkins when the facts above given were elicited on the oath of a number of witnesses. The jury brought in a verdict of "wilful murder" against John O'Toole who was committed for trial.
November 1, I865
WETENHALL - Died at London, C.W., on the morning of Sunday, the 20th October, Emilius H. C. Wetenhall, third son of the late Hon. John Wetenhall, aged 25 years and 5 months.
November 2, 1865
BUCKLEY - We regret to learn of the death of Dr. Charles Buckley, formerly of Quebec, which occurred at St Hyacinthe on Thursday. Dr. Buckley resided in Quebec in 1857. The "Courier de St Hyacinthe" in announcing his death, says:, He was a nan of distinguished talents. His brief professional career was of the most brilliant order. He saw service throughout the Eastern campaign as a surgeon in the regular army, and brought back with him from the Crimea the most flattering testimonials of his success. A superior education, distinguished manners, a noble spirit, and a generous heart combined to render our late fellow‑citizen one of the most perfect types of a gentleman. A young wife and three children of tender age, and many friends deplore his early death.
CURRIE - The last penalty of the law was, on the 12th October, inflicted upon John Currie, aged 19, a private in the Royal Engineers, who was convicted at the last Session of the Central Criminal Court of the murder of his commanding officer, Major DeVere. The prisoner seems to have conducted himself in a most becoming manner ever since his conviction... Shortly after 12 o'clock, Mr. Sandmore, the Under‑Sheriff of Kent, arrived at the prison, and the prisoner was brought out, exhibiting great firmness. The rope was adjusted, and after a delay of five minutes, the drop fell, and after a severe struggle, the wretched man ceased to exist. But few people were present, and no soldiers appeared on the scene in consequence of an order that they should be kept in barracks.
WARREN - An inquest was held on the body of a man named Warren on Thursday last, who was found in a dying condition in the streets of Guelph. A verdict was rendered to the following effect: that the deceased, John Warren, died at his residence on Wyndham street about noon on Saturday, the 28th October, from congestive apoplexy, produced by the excessive use of ardent spirits.
November 3, 1865
DELANY - We regret to learn that a labouring man named John Delany, belonging to Prescott, was accidentally drowned a few days ago at Oswego where, we understand, he had been engaged for some time past in working on the docks.
CUMMINGS - We regret to announce the death of Captain J. Cummings of Ottawa, who was long and favourably known as captain of the steamer "Pontiac".
SALBY - On Sunday last, a man named Thomas Salby, residing at Stratford, was seriously injured by jumping from a train
on the Grand Trunk Railway whilst in motion, and having been brought to the hospital in this city (Toronto), he was given in charge to Dr. Newcombe, an experienced surgeon, but although everything that could he done for him was done, he died yesterday. The inquest was held on the body to‑day by Dr. Buchanan. It appears, from the evidence, that he got on a special train which was going from Stratford to the scene of the accident near Sarnia, and foolishly jumped off when the train was in motion. His thighs were both broken and one of his eyes disorganized, the face and head being also badly disfigured. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts, attaching no blame to those in charge of the train.
November 4, 1865
RYCKMAN - Died at Ryckman's Corners, on the Mountain, on the 3rd instant, George M. Ryckman, Esq. His funeral will take place on Sunday, at half past twelve o'clock.
FORBES - On Saturday last, as a man named Forbes was digging a well on the property of Mr. Taylor, 4th concession, Kinloss, the earth caved in, carrying down a bucket of stones which were being lowered, and wedging him is so tightly as to make his extrication impossible. Mr. Taylor and the brother of Forbes went down to his assistance, but another break so seriously injured them both that their lives are despaired of. Poor Forbes continued to live for some time in his perilous position, but before substantial assistance could be afforded, he had breathed his last, His friends made active exertions to recover the body, but up to Monday they had not succeeded.
November 6, 1865
COLLINGWOOD - Died in this city, on Saturday morning, 4th instant, Susan, eldest daughter of Thomas Collingwood, Esq., aged 23 years. Funeral will leave the residence of her father, Catherine street, on Tuesday next at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
November 8, 1865
KANE - The name of the sailor who was beaten by Henry Heron at Thornhill, and who died from the effects, is Joseph Kane. An inquest was held on the body last night, and a verdict of manslaughter returned by the jury. The prisoner was conveyed to Toronto jail to‑day and will doubtless be tried at the present assizes.
November 10, 1865
HILES - Died at Lockport, N.Y., on the 9th instant, William Hiles, formerly of the Township of Glanford. The funeral will take place from the G.W.R. depot in this city, on Saturday, the 11th instant, on the arrival, of the Express at 9 o'clock, and proceed to the family burying ground, Ryckman's Corners. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
ALDERSON - A woman named Mary Alderson was found dead in her bed at her residence, St. John Ward, this morning. An inquest is being held on the body. (Toronto)
November 11, 1865
MURRAY - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, of congestion of the lungs, John Murray, Esq, third son of W. Murray, Esq., Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The funera1 will take place on Monday at half past three o'clock from his late residence, 46 Hughson street. Friends are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
November 14, 1865
CHALMERS - A shocking accident occurred at London on Saturday last. Robert Chalmers, a workman in the employ of Mr. Hasty, proprietor of the steam Cooperage on York street, having been accidentally caught by the rapidly revolving wheels and bands of stave‑cutting machine which he was oiling, and literally torn to pieces. Before he was freed, his arm had been severed below the elbow, and his right side and chest lacerated in a frightful manner. He was at once placed under medical care, but expired in about two hours
November 15, 1865
DUNLERY - Lance Corporal Dunlery of the 30th Regiment died sudden1y in Montreal on Monday
HYGINS - On Saturday last, a boy named Hygins was drowned in the Rideau Canal near Ottawa. He was skating, when the ice broke, and no aid being at hand, he sank to the bottom.
STEVENSON - A man named John Stevenson, a farmer of Lambton County, was murdered on Saturday night. It appears that he formerly lived in Michigan, and a few months ago, came to reside in Canada. Two men came over to Canada on Saturday night from Newport where Stevenson also formerly lived, and killed him, taking from his home about $30. Stevenson had, the week previous, deposited a considerable sum in the bank at Sarnia., and it is supposed the men came over expecting
to get all the money he possessed. They are now in Sarnia jail. One of the murderers, named Drummond, was identified by Stevenson's wife.
CARTIER - Mr. Damion Cartier, advocate and brother of the Hon George H. Cartier, Attorney General East, died on Wednesday last at St. Antoine de Richelieu, near Chambly. He was 52 years of age, and had been sick at his sister's, Mme. Lusignan, for several months. He distinguished himself at the Bar, and was formerly in partnership with his brother, the Hon. George F. Cartier. For several years, he had withdrawn from the active duties of the profession.
November 18, 1865
HANNAN - The members of the Hamilton Fire Brigade will assemble to‑day at 2 o'clock at the eastern station, King William street, to pay the last tribute of respect to one of their number who has been a member of the Brigade for many years, having entered it as a lad in the character of a torch bearer. Mr. Alexander Hannan, the deceased, was greatly respected by his comrades, who, we doubt not, will turn out in force to follow his body to its last resting place. The members of the Brigade will appear in uniform.
November 20, 1865
SCOTT - A man named Scott was killed at Widder a few days since by a person call Wager. It appears that they got into a violent dispute about some lumber they were dividing and Wager split the unfortunate nan's head open with an axe. He is now in Sarnia jail.
November 21, 1865
WORRELL - Mrs. Worrell, who resides at Proof Line, London, went to Fych's Creek on Sunday afternoon for a pail of water. As she was gone for a considerable time, enquiries were made after her, when she was found in the water, head downward, and quite dead, the water not being above five feet deep.
November 22, 1865
MOUNT - Died at his residence, East Flamborough, on the 20th instant, Page Mount, of typhoid fever, aged 38 years.
COWARD - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at Creach's hotel, Prince's Square, to inquire into the circumstances attending the death of William Christopher Coward who died yesterday morning. Deceased was a native of England, and was familiarly known as "Brighton Bill". He was a carpenter by trade and used to be employed on the Great Western Railway,
and unfortunately, like too many others, was addicted to the immoderate use of ardent spirits.
It appears that deceased has been out of regular employ for some months past, and a few weeks ago he made up his mind to go to the States, which, however, he did not do. About three weeks ago, he came to board at Creach's, and did not complain of ill health until Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon, Dr. Ryal was sent for, and on Monday night, an old friend of deceased named Vallance, being present, he made his will, but refused to sign it as be thought he would get better. Yesterday morning, about half past seven, he came down to the kitchen where he died.
James Vallance, a carpenter in the employ of the Great Western Railway, said that he had known the deceased for some time. He was in the habit of going "on the spree", sometimes for three months at a time, and then would refrain from drink altogether for a time. Witness was sent for by the deceased on Monday morning and found him in a low state. Dr. Ryal informed witness that he was in a dangerous condition. In the evening, he again went to see him. Dr. Ryal was again present and told the deceased that he was a dying man. Deceased asked witness to draw out a will for him which he did. The deceased bequeathed the bulk of his property to his son, Howard Coward, residing in Torbury, England. He left a legacy of $10 to Mrs. Creach, and directed that $100 should be drawn from the sum of $400 lying in his credit at the Gore Bank, and the expenses of his funeral, etc., paid out of it, the balance to go to witness. This will was not signed and is consequently invalid. Witness stated that deceased mentioned a note for $l00 which he held against a Mrs. Stevenson, the wife of James Stevenson( foreman of the Great Western Railway blacksmiths), and for which he could not obtain payment.
Dr. Ryal said that he was called to see deceased on Sunday afternoon. He found him suffering from congestion of the head, chest, and liver. He cautioned him against the use of liquor, and gave him suitable medicine. On Monday morning, he again saw him, and found him in a very dangerous state, but not necessarily in a hope1ess condition, provided he had received careful treatment and abstained from all stimulants. On Monday night, he was worse, having partaken of a hearty dinner and drunk whiskey two or three times. Dr. Ryal informed him that he was dying and that he had better settle his worldly affairs. He was at that time almost in a moribund state.
Mrs. Creach said that deceased had boarded with them for about three weeks, had never paid them anything, but had borrowed about $4, saying, that he had money in the bank which he did not wish to draw at present. She testified to his being taken ill on Saturday evening when he complained of a pain in his side. On Monday night, she sat up with him. On Tuesday morning he said that he should have to bid them
good bye, and finding himself worse, requested that Valance and another friend of his might be sent for. About half past seven, he came downstairs to the kitchen, and while there stopped and almost fell. Mrs, Creach and her son caught him in their arms, and he soon afterwards died. He gave his purse to Mrs. Creach which was produced at the inquest. It contained a certificate of deposit in the Gore Bank for $400, dated the 18th of September. Other evidence was taken proving that this sum was now lying to his credit in the bank, and also relative to the bill for $100 before referred to, which he had placed in the hands of Mr. John Young for collection. The jury returned the following verdict: Died from congestion of the liver brought on by intemperance.
November 23, 1865
DOUGLASS - Died on the 22nd instant, Joseph Douglass, aged 35 years. The funeral will move from his mother's residence on James street, below the railroad bridge, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.
KENDALL - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon before Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, on the body of Jemima Kendall, wife of Thomas Kendall, who keeps a small grocery on the corner of Wellington & Wilson streets. Deceased died rather suddenly on Thursday morning. Rumours were current in the neighbourhood that she had not died from natural causes, but had either been unfairly dealt with by her husband or had put an end to her own existence while under the influence of liquor and jealousy caused by the fact that another woman was kept in the house by her husband. Some five witnesses were examined, from whose testimonial it appears that for some time past, Mrs Kendall had been of very intemperate habits, and that a woman, named Mrs. Dugsdale, whose husband had some time since left the city and gone; to the States on account of the intimacy, was living in the house with Kendall, to the very great annoyance and grief of the deceased. A post mortem examination of the body was held by Dr. Duggan who deposed that there was no evidence of any violence having been done, and the jury brought in a verdict: Deceased died from exhaustion and disease of the liver brought on by long continued intemperance.
November 24, 1865
BECKETT - Died on the 22nd instant, of croup, Charles Edward, son of F. G. Beckett, aged 3 years. The funeral will take place on Friday, the 24th instant, at 2 o'clock, from his father's residence, Gurney's Block, John street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
November 25, 1865
JONES - The accident noticed a few days since of young man named Jones, employed in Mr. King's Whip Factory, Rebecca street, terminated fatally yesterday morning after much suffering. Deceased was much respected and will be regretted by all those knew him. Such is the fearful winding up of a day's pleasuring with firearms.
November 28, 1865
CHISHOLM - Died at Oakville, on Monday, 27th instant, Rebecca Chisholm, widow of the late Col. William Chisholm, aged 70 years. The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.
November 30, 1865
BAUER - Died on Tuesday, 28th instant, at 10 o'clock p.m., Augusta W. Kholschmidt, wife of Mr. Leopold Bauer. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, John street north, to the place of interment, to‑day, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m.
PETTIT - Died at Ontario, on the 29th instant, Jonathan J. Pettit, Esq., in the 80th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Friday, 1st of December, from his late residence, at 12 o'clock noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
MILLS - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, John Walton Mills, Esq., H.M.C., aged 51 years. The funeral will take place on Friday, the 1st proximo, at half past two o'clock from his late residence, corner of King and Queen streets. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
November 30, 1865
MCDOWELL - Private J. McDowell, a member of the London Company stationed here (Windsor), died very suddenly this morning at 4 o'clock. He was ill for only a few hours. His remains will be sent to London to‑morrow morning for interment. As may be expected, the sudden loss of a comrade has thrown a deep gloom over the whole command.
PARKER - We regret to announce the death of Chief Justice Parker of New Brunswick, of whose serious illness we before made mention. The deceased Justice was deservedly one of the most respected men in the Province.
December 2, 1865
WILLIAMS - Died in this city, of consumption, in the 18th year of her age, Mary Williams, niece of Mr. Joseph Kendall, brewer. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Kendall, Peel street, or Sunday, the 3rd instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
December 5, 1865
HAGLEM - A young man named George Haglem died suddenly in London on Friday night last, and an inquest has been held on his body. As usual, his death was the result of excessive drinking.
MALCOLMSON - Alexander Malcolmson was found drowned at McKay's wharf at 5 o'clock yesterday evening. The body was conveyed to No 2 police Station on James street where it now lies. An inquest, will be held this morning. Deceased was a sober, steady man, and it is thought he walked off the wharf during the darkness of the storm on Sunday evening.
December 6, 1865
MCKAY (Toronto) - Last evening, Colonel William J. McKay of this city died suddenly by the bursting of a blood vessel. He was staying at the house of his son‑in‑law, the Rev. Dr. Reid. A little after 9 o'clock, he bade Mrs, Reid, his daughter, good‑night, and retired to His bedroom, but had only a few minutes gone when a heavy fall announced something unusual. In going to his room, he was found lying on the floor and blood flowing from a wound caused by the fall.
Colonel McKay was 73 years of age. He was a native Canadian, the son of a British officer, and had been colonel of the Lennox and Addington militia. He served in the war of 1812, and for the last twenty‑three years has been Deputy Emigrant Agent in this city, first under Mr. Hawke, then under the present incumbent, Mr. Donaldson.
December 7, 1865
WHITE - Mr. White, for many years connected with the customs Department in Montreal, suddenly dropped from his chair on Monday afternoon and expired, doubtless from some disease of the heart or large arteries.
December 11, 1865
SAMUEL - Died at Hamilton, on the 10th instant, Margaret McIntyre, only daughter of the late James Samuel, aged 15
years and 8 months. The funeral will take place to‑morrow (Tuesday) from the residence of Mr. John Riddel, Burlington Terrace, Herkimer street, at 3 p.m. Friends will please attend without further notice.
December 12, 1865
MCGIVERIN - Died at St. Catharines, on the 11th instant, Jane Davidson, wife of William McGiverin, Esq. M.P.P., aged 36 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday‑next, 14th instant, from her late residence, to the St. Catharines cemetery at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
JONES - A man named Jones was drowned in the canal at St. Catharines on Tuesday night. It is thought that he fell in while intoxicated.
December 13, 1865
O'CONNOR - A man named James O'Connor, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, dropped dead yesterday morning on Hughson street, between Barton and Spring streets. He was about seventy years of age. Constables Divine and Holmes were promptly in attendance and conveyed the body to No. 2 James Street Station House.
An inquest was held yesterday afternoon before Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, and a respectable jury, on the body of James O'Connor who dropped dead yesterday morning while carrying the carcass of a sheep along the street. From the medical testimony adduced, it appeared that deceased, who was between 60 and 70 years of age, had encouraged an extravagant love of tobacco, and the poison of nicotine became so absorbed into his system that it produced eventually a disease of the heart which was the immediate cause of death. The verdict of the jury was in accordance with the evidence.
CAHILL - An unfortunate woman named Cahill was found dead in her house in St. Catharines on Friday morning last, She was a hard one, and died from intemperance and exposure, her stove and every bit of her furniture having been sold for taxes a few weeks ago.
December 14, 1865
BRADY - On Saturday evening last, a person named Patrick Brady, while proceeding to his home in the Township of Gloucester from this city (Ottawa) in a waggon, fell from the same, and striking his head on the hard ground, was so seriously injured that he died before medical assistance could be procured.
December 15, 1865
BENEDICT - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Miss Adeline Benedict, in the 28th year of her age. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. will leave the residence of Mrs. Bastedo, corner of Wellington and Henry streets. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.
December 16, 1865
LEGEYT - Died on the 14th instant, at the residence of her brother‑in‑law, William Patriarche, Esq., on Hess street, Elizabeth Jane LeGeyt, eldest daughter of the late Admiral LeGeyt, C.B., of the Island of Jersey. The funeral will take place to‑morrow, Saturday, afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
TELLSTON - Mr. Sylvester Tellston, of London, dropped dead this afternoon in his hotel opposite the Tecumseh. He had been complaining for some time, but his illness was not regarded as serious.
December 18, 1805
POWELL (Toronto) - An inquest was held at Sullivan's tavern on the townline between York and Scarborough by coroner McMaster on the body of a man named John Powell who died suddenly. A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Addington of Eglinton, assisted by Dr. Pollack of Scarborough, who gave it as their opinion that death resulted from the effects of an ulcer having perforated the coats of the stomach. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.
December 19, 1865
BRIGGS - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 16th instant, Sarah A., wife of Mr. George G. Briggs, aged 44 years. The funeral will take place to‑day, 19th instant, at 2 o'clock from Mr. Briggs' residence, corner of King and Bowery streets. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
December 22, 1865
MONAHAN - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at the police station, King William street, before Dr. Mackintosh, on the body of a woman named Catharine Monahan. Deceased was employed by a Mrs. Hart on Catherine street, and was about 40 years of age. Dr. Rosebrugh made a post mortem
examination of the body, and it appears that a sudden attack of inflamation of the bowels was the cause of death, the deceased's constitution being in a very debilitated condition. She had been in the employ of Mrs. Hart for about five weeks. On Wednesday morning, she was apparently
in good health, and cooked breakfast for the inmates of the house. A verdict was rendered in accordance with the evidence.
December 23, 1865
GLASS - Died on the 21st instant, Mrs. Glass, widow of the late, William Glass. The funeral will leave her late residence on Walnut street to‑day at 2 o'clock p.m.
December 26, 1865
JONES - Died on the 24th of December, from the softening of the brain, the wife of Mr. Benjamin Jones. Funeral to take place from her late residence on Tuesday afternoon, the 26th of December. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
December 29, 1865
BENNETT - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, the beloved wife of Mr. Henry Bennett, Jr., engineer, in the 23rd year of her age. The funeral will take place on Saturday at two o'clock p.m. from the family residence, Bay street. Friends are invited to attend.
SHEPPARD (Toronto) - The coroner's investigation into the circumstances attending the death of the tavern keeper named Sheppard who was supposed to have been poisoned last September at Hogg's Hollow was resumed last evening at Yorkville by Dr. McMaster. It appeared from the evidence that prior to the death of deceased, he had been drinking liquor to excess, and that upon a medical man being called in, he was pronounced on the verge of the delirium tremens, and that after he was buried some mischief‑making neighbours raised a report to the effect, that the unhappy man has been poisoned by his own wife. These unpleasant stories became so painful that Mrs. Sheppard determined to have the body exhumed, and she called upon Dr. McMaster for that purpose, the expenses being defrayed by herself. Nothing of a criminating character was adduced last evening, but on the contrary, It was shown that death had resulted from hard drinking. The inquest, however, was adjourned till this evening to receive the result of the post mortem examination.
MILNE - A man named John Ryder has been committed to take his trial for the recent murder in the Township of March, near Ottawa. Milne, the murdered man, was a servant of Mr.
John Pinkey, and was at the house of Mr. Hammond Edwards on Saturday last when he was requested to get Ryder away as he was becoming noisy and quarrelsome. This he did by forcibly ejecting him from the room, Ryder afterwards returned and tried to enter when the two men grappled, and the prisoner picked up a stick with which he struck the deceased over the head. He died in a few hours from the effects of the blow.
December 30, 1865
IRVING - Died at the Falls of Niagara, on the 28th instant, Hannah Margaret Irving, widow of the late Jacob Aemilius Irving, of Ironshore, Jamaica, aged 91 years.