Hamilton Spectator

                                                                    Deaths 1867


January 2, 1867


PATTON - Died at his residence at Carlisle, after a protracted illness, January 1st, 1867, Andrew Patton, aged 57 years minus one month. The funeral leaves the house at 10 a.m. on Friday. Service at the Wesleyan Church, Carlisle. Friends and acquaintances please attend without further notice.


BELLHOUSE - Died at the residence of Alexander McLaren, Esq., Caledon, on Monday, the 31st ultimo, James David, eldest son of the late William Bellhouse, Esq., of this city, aged 15 years and 6 months. Friends are requested to attend the funeral from the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. James Young, James street, this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.


January 5, 1867


CROFT (Toronto) - Private Thomas Croft of the 17th Regiment, who died yesterday in the hospital at the corner of Bay and Front streets, was buried this afternoon with military honours. The fife and drum band of the Regiment was in attendance.


WATERS - About ten o'clock yesterday morning, old John Waters who kept a sort of general rubbish shop on the corner of King William and Hughson streets was found lying on the floor of his garret, dead. Deceased was a native of the county of Cork, Ireland, and had seen better days than those which marked the close of his life. For a number of years past, the practice of imbibing too freely of intoxicating liquors had taken hold of him and took such command of him that he was unable to prosecute his tinkering employment one whole hour without having recourse to a little jar which was his almost constant companion. He was exceedingly uncleanly in his habits and was only known to clean his face once in a number of years. When discovered, he was lying on the floor in a perfectly rude condition by the side of his excuse for a bed. The limbs were extended, and the fists clenched with a tight grasp in the right one of which was a strip of the lining of a tattered garment which was lying nearby. On one side of the body was an old kettle which had been filled with water, but was frozen solid. The apartment presented the most abject appearance we remember seeing, and the dirt on the floor was fully three inches deep. The body was removed to the old engine house, king William street, and a jury was empanelled at 4 o'clock p.m. and an inquest conducted by Coroner McIntosh. The evidence was simply of parties who had seen the unfortunate man prior to his death, the last which was seen of him having been at 3 o'clock the afternoon previous, when he was in his place of business as usual. The evidence showed that for some time previous to death,

he was becoming more and more delicate and paid little or no attention to his daily comfort. On an examination of the body, it was found that a portion of the face had been eaten by vermin, and one of the constables stated that while in the room a large rat was observed to emerge from the rubbish and go towards the body. After a due consideration of the facts laid before them,, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by long continued intemperance and exposure to the cold.


January 9, 1867


HESLOP - Died at Ancaster, on the morning of the 1st of January, Robert Heslop, Esq., aged 80 years.


SNELGROVE - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, suddenly, of disease of the brain, Mr. Henry Snelgrove, in the 56th year of his age. The funeral will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, from his late residence, John street.


January 10, 1867


MELDRUM - Died in this city, on the 8th January, Annie Fraser, second youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Meldrum. The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon at half past three o'clock from her late residence, corner of Stuart and Macnab streets. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


January 14 1867


TURNER - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 12th January, Janet Ferrie, infant daughter of Mr. Alexander Turner, aged eleven months. The funeral will take place this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from her father's residence, Bold street.


January 15, 1867


ALTON - At Wellington Square, a man, named James Alton, committed suicide on Saturday night by cutting his throat.


ROYAL - Last night, a man, named Edward Royal, who kept a hotel at Port Nelson, died very suddenly, immediately after eating his supper.


January 16, 1867



SMITH - Died in this city, on Tuesday, January 15th, Mr. Joseph Shearsmith, aged 66 years and 7 months.

 Funeral will leave his late residence, Mrs. Oakes', corner of John and Lynd streets, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


STRICKLAND - I am sorry to have to chronicle the death of one of our most respected and oldest residents in the County of Peterborough, Lieutenant‑Colonel Samuel Strickland who died at his residence near Lakefield in the Township of Douro on Friday afternoon after several weeks of sickness.

Mr. Strickland had resided in the Township of Douro upwards of forty years, was one of the pioneer settlers of this part of the country, and was for a great portion of the time one of the most popular and foremost men in the county. Although never an aspirant for municipal or parliamentary honours, he filled some of the most important offices in the county and was Lieutenant‑Colonel in the militia for years.

The death of this old landmark of time forcibly reminds us that the old familiar faces of the old settlers are fast disappearing from our midst, and before many years the last of that sturdy, manly race, or class, will have disappeared. We ne'er shall see their like again.


NEWBOLD (Montreal) - The inquest on the body of Thomas Newbold, engine driver on the Grand Trunk, who was killed in the late collision, between Port Charles and Lachine, was again opened last night by Coroner Jones at the Chaboilge police station. The coroner stated that the inquest had been adjourned in order to hear the evidence of Robinson, the engineer in charge of the second engine, and who was not able to leave his bed. He had procured sleighs in order that they might go to witness's house at Port Charles and take his testimony. The jury then went to the Port, and were ushered into the witness's bedroom. Robinson was propped up by pillows and was evidently suffering severely. The evidence of the witness was then taken in full. The principal point was that he gave as his reason for starting the train a green light exhibited as a signal for leaving the junction without either written or verbal order. The green light was exhibited; he saw it distinctly.

On their return to the police station, after much discussion, the jury informed the coroner that they could not agree. They were then discharged. The matter now remains in the hands of the police authorities.


January 17, 1867


HASKINS - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Madelaine, the only daughter of Mr. William Haskins, aged 5 years and 2 months. The funeral will leave her father's residence, corner of King street and West avenue, or Friday, the 18th instant at half past 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

January 18, 1867


SIMONS - Died at Oakville, on the 16th instant, after a brief illness, Edward Simons, Esq., late of Hamilton.


COUNSELL - Died on the morning of the 17th instant, of heart disease, Mariana, relict of the late Charles Ozen Counsell, in the 64th year of her age. The funeral will leave the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Stinson, Barton, on Saturday afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.


January 21, 1867


DOON - Died on the 19th instant, of consumption, Miss Elizabeth Doon, at the residence of Douglas Muir, Esq., Grimsby, C.W.


January 22, 1867


SCOTT - Robert Scott, of Burnside, near Seaforth, while doing something about a threshing machine on Friday afternoon, got his coat entangled in the tumbling shaft between the horse power and the separator, and was carried round the shaft twice before the horses could be stopped. When taken out, it was found that his neck was broken, and he died in about twenty minutes. The accident has cast a gloom overt he neighbourhood as the deceased was an old resident and much respected.


KELLY (Ottawa) - A private named Kelly was drowned last evening by falling into a well near the barracks while drawing up a bucket of water.


January 23, 1867


FLETT - Died at Liverpool, England, on the 31st ultimo, in his seventh year, Thomas Morrison, second son of Mr. John Flett, chief engineer of the steamship "Peruvian".


SMITH - Died at his residence, Brantford, on Sunday, the 20th instant, A. R. Smith, Esq. The funeral will take place at Brantford at 3 o'clock p.m. to‑day (Wednesday). Friends will please accept this notice.


January 24, 1867


ADAMS - Died at the Wesleyan Female College, Hamilton, on the 22nd January, 1867, Mrs. Maria Adams, relict of the late Rufus Adams, Esq., of Acton, C.W., aged 72 years. Funeral at 2 p.m. to‑day. Friends will please accept this invitation.

GOW (Toronto) - An old man, named Duncan Gow, recently arrived from Scotland in search of his sister, Mrs. Gordon, was found in a dying state this morning in the neighbourhood of Sumach street. He was on the sidewalk leaning against an unoccupied house. Dr. Riddell was immediately called on and proceeded to the spot, but although the old man was alive on the arrival of the doctor, he expired in a few minutes after. His pants were found torn, and one of his legs severely bruised, which would imply that some sleigh or waggon must have run over him. An inquest was held on the body this afternoon at Smith's hotel, East Market, before coroner Riddell, when a verdict in accordance with the facts returned.


KITCHEN - The funeral of the late Samuel Kitchen, who has been for over sixty years a Freemason and member of Union Lodge of Grimsby, will, we are requested to state, take place to‑day at that place. The friends of the deceased assemble at his late residence at 10 o'clock and proceed to the church, being joined by the Masons as they pass the lodge room. The procession will reach the church at 11 o'clock where the funeral services will be performed, after which the body will be interred with Masonic honours. Brethren from the city desirous of paying a last tribute of respect to one of the oldest Masons in the old Gore District will be in time to take part in the ceremonies by leaving this city by the 9:50 train.


February 1, 1867


STUART - Died in this city, on the 30th ultimo, Mary Charlotte, infant daughter of Andrew Stuart, aged 8 months.


YOUNG - Died in this city, on the 29th ultimo, the infant son of Maitland Young, Esq.


BELLEMARE - A Frenchman, named Bellemare, from Quebec, who left Ottawa on the 4th October for Matawan, in the employ of Mr. Dickinson, of Pakenham, became deranged, and committed suicide by throwing himself into the river at Riche Capetaine.


February 2, 1867


JOHN - Died at the residence of Mr. John Osborne, Wellington Square, on Thursday, the 31st January, 1867, Catherine John, relict of the late Captain Peter John, of the Mohawk Village, Grand River, and daughter of the late Chief, Captain Joseph Brant of the Six Nations Indians, aged 76 years.

February 4, 1867


SMITH - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, after a lingering illness, Maria, wife of Samuel Smith, aged 47 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from her late residence, Western Hotel, York street, to‑day (Monday), at 3 o'clock p.m.


MCDONALD - As Mr. Donald McDonald of Kouchibougnas, Kent County, N.B., was crossing the mouth of the Black River about seven o'clock on the evening of the 26th ultimo, he got into the ice about a mile from shore, and before assistance reached him, was drowned. After great exertion on the part of the inhabitants and some Indians, the body was found on the 2nd instant.


February 5, 1867


ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, Mrs. Helen Armstrong, in the 54th year of her age. The funeral will leave the family residence, Main street, on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


February 7, 1867


MACDONALD - Died in this city, on the 6th February at nine o'clock, Georgina Ruth Margaret, infant daughter of Dr. John Duff Macdonald. The funeral is Saturday at 3 p.m.


February 13, 1867


MCKINSTRY (Toronto) - The remains of the much lamented lady, the wife of Col. McKinstry of the 17th Regiment, were interred this afternoon. The funeral cortege left the Parliament Buildings shortly before three o'clock. The entire regiment, and all the officers in garrison followed the hearse to the cemetery besides an immense number of civilians. It was one of the largest funerals that has been seen here for years, and was a fitting token of the general appreciation of the public for the esteemed lady.


February 15, 1867


GREEN - During the storm of last Saturday, a man named Alexander Green of the Township of Markham, was frozen to death near Thornhill.


MCDONALD (Quebec) - On Thursday afternoon, a switchman on the Grand Trunk Railway, named Alexander McDonald, in attempting to jump off an engine moving,

on the platform, he slipped and fell with his legs across the track and was mangled in a horrible manner. He was taken to the hospital and expired in about an hour.


February 18, 1867


STORROR - Died on Saturday, the 16th, Matilda Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Storror, aged 11 months, and on Sunday, the 17th, Ella Marion, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Storror, aged 2 years and 11 months.


February 19, 1867


CRAMPTON - Died at Canandaigua, N.Y., on Sunday morning, the 17th instant, Anne, wife of John Crampton, of this city, after a brief illness, aged 34 years. Funeral from the Depot on arrival of the 9 a.m. train, Wednesday. Friends will please attend without further notice.


ARMSTRONG - On Saturday afternoon, a young lad, thirteen years of age, named Richard Armstrong, son of the late James Armstrong, butcher, formerly of this city, was killed at Copetown under the following circumstances. It appears that the lad had gone with his uncle, Mr. Joseph Burrows, to a barn to get some straw. The lad was standing beside the barn door to see that the sleigh was backed straight in, when a gust of wind slammed the door against the sleigh, crushing the little fellow between the sleigh and the door, and so injuring him that he died in some three hours afterward. Medical assistance was immediately procured, but it was of no avail.


February 20, 1867


STORROR - The funeral of the infant daughters of Mr. Thomas Storror will take place this day at 3 o'clock from the residence, Mile street.


MCQUEEN - A few days ago, a man by the name of McQueen of Port Dover, while engaged in lumbering, came to his death in a very singular manner. It appears that he and other persons were walking in rear of one of the teams while another team followed drawing, on bob‑sleighs, a large stick of timber which was bound on the last bob by a strong binding pole which was confined in its place by a rope. By some means, the rope broke, causing the pole of fly up from its confined position with great force, and although these two men were some sixty feet ahead of the sleigh, this pole struck McQueen and killed him instantly.

BAUCHER (Montreal) - A woman of the parish of St. Thomas is accused of having put poison in a dose of salts she had prepared for her husband, named Baucher. A man named Lafond has been her accomplice. The husband died, and an inquest was held on the body, the result of which was the arrest of the wife and Lafond.


February 23, 1867


SPENCE - Died at Brampton, on the 21st instant, Mr. John L. Spence, in his 30th year.


GREEN - Died on the 21st instant, at eleven o'clock p.m., James King, second son of John H. Green, aged 22 years and 9 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Duke street, on Sunday, the 24th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


February 25, 1867


MCCOSH - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Elizabeth,, eldest daughter of Mr. James McCosh, aged 11 years and 3 months.


JARDINE - Died at Saltfleet, on the 23rd instant, Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. Joseph Jardine, aged 11 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 26th instant, at 1 o'clock p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


February 26, 1867


ROBINSON (Toronto) - Yesterday morning, a coloured woman, named Faustina Robinson, was found dead in her home on Elizabeth street. She was a woman of intemperate habits. This morning, an inquest was held by Dr. Buchanan at Moore's tavern. It appeared that her husband is living in the State of Missouri, and that during the last few weeks, he sent her $400. This money cannot be found, that it is known that she had it a day or so before her death. It disappearance has induced the coroner to extend his inquiries as fully as possible, and for that purpose, the inquest has adjourned until seven o'clock this evening.


March 1, 1867


OUTERBRIDGE - Died in this city, on the 28th February, in the 51st year of her age, Laura Catherine, daughter of the late Hon, A. W. Harvey of Bermuda, and beloved wife of A. E. Outerbridge. The friends are invited to attend the funeral this Saturday afternoon, March 2nd, at 3 o'clock to proceed to the cemetery.

SPIERS - Died at Kilmaru, Ayrshire, Scotland, Mrs. Spiers, aged 77 years, mother of James and Robert Osborne, of this city.


March 2,; 1867


CAMERON - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Mr. Robert A. Cameron, of the G.W.R., in the 71st year of his age. Funeral on Sunday, at 3 p.m., from his late residence, corner of John and Wood streets. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


ROBINS (Toronto) - Corporal Robins, of No. 6 Company, Queen's Own Rifles, died yesterday morning from the effects of illness contracted while on volunteer service. His brother, Paul, was wounded at Ridgway, and had his leg amputated. He will be buried with military honours to‑morrow afternoon.


SMITH (Toronto) - Mr. John Smith, formerly of the Albion Hotel, an old and respected citizen, and at one time an alderman of this city, died this morning at his residence on Jarvis street. His loss is sincerely regretted by his many friends.


March 6, 1867


SPINK - Died at Point Levi, suddenly, on the night of the 28th ultimo, William Spink, Esq., late of the Routine and Records Department, Ottawa, aged 54 year.


GOURLAY - Died on Tuesday evening, the 5th March, at Barton Lodge, Colonel William Gourlay, late captain of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

It is with regret that we announce the death of Colonel Gourlay, a gentleman well known in Hamilton, and honourably connected with the events of the last twenty‑five years in this vicinity.

The deceased gentleman entered the British army in the year, 1815, just too late to take part in the great battle of Waterloo, but, with his regiment, the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, he formed part of the garrison which occupied Paris after the downfall of the Napoleonic Empire, and previous to the complete restoration of the Bourbons and the ultimate pacification of Europe. The 23rd afterwards went to the Mediterranean, doing duty at Malta and other British stations in that quarter. After many years of active service, Colonel Gourlay retired from the army and settled in Canada at a time when the presence of such a man was of the utmost consequence to the Province. At the outbreak of the Rebellion, Colonel Gourlay at once offered his services to the government which were readily accepted,

and he was placed in command of one of the incorporated battalions of the County of Wentworth which did good service in front of Navy Island. At the close of the Rebellion, he received the thanks of the government for the energy and patriotism displayed by him

Since that time, Colonel Gourlay has not taken a prominent part in public affairs. The deceased gentleman has left behind him a noble record of patriotism as well as of private worth, and his loss will be universally regretted. To him, and to those who, like him, upheld the cause of constitutional government in this country in dark and troublous times, who kept alive the fires of loyalty and truth when evil‑minded men sought to work our ruin, we are indebted in a great measure for those priceless blessings which we as a people now enjoy. May his memory ever be revered and his example followed by the people of Canada.


WETHERBEE - In London, C.W., a lady has recently died who to her dying day affirmed that she was the daughter of His Majesty King George IV, her mother dying when she was only two weeks old. She was born in England in 1820, and was brought up in the family of Lord Pemberton, unconscious of the high position which her father occupied. When sixteen years of age, she married Frederick Theodore St. Felix who was government secretary in one of the South African colonies. Passing through some adventurous scenes in that colony, the young couple finally emigrated to the States where Mr. St. Felix died. The widow then removed to Lower Canada where in 1851, she married Mr. Charles Wetherbee.

It was not until the year 1856 that she became acquainted with the secret of her birth which was revealed by Lady Pemberton upon her deathbed, ample documentary evidence of the fact being also produced. The day before her decease, she wrote the following epitaph to be inscribed upon her tombstone: Sacred to the memory of Lavinia Hermionie Geraldine Amanda Guelph, born July 1st, 1820, daughter of George IV, King of England. The London "Protype" gives an extended notice of the lady's career from which we have extracted the facts given above.


March 7, 1867


WILKINSON - Died in Caledonia, on the 3rd instant, suddenly, of heart disease, Mr. Francis Wilkinson, aged 50 years, a native of Firmay, County Cork, Ireland.


BOSELET - The funeral of Mr. Boselet, clerk in the Militia Department, was largely attended to‑day by members of the Civil Service Regiment in uniform. (Ottawa)


GOURLAY - we are requested to state that the funeral of the late Colonel Gourlay will take place on Saturday next from his late residence at Barton Lodge at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

MILES - Mr. George Miles, one of the oldest residents of the Township of Nelson, and of late years of this town, where his daughter resides, died very suddenly. The circumstances were as follows: A quack doctor, calling himself Dr. Perry, made his appearance here, professing to cure all diseases, but more especially the curing of rheumatism. Mr. Miles, it appears, had taken some of his medicine, and on last Monday, called on the 'doctor' at his hotel, who gave him a teaspoonful of medicine at the time diluted in water, and a bottle containing more of the medicine but without a label or written directions thereon, but as Mr. Miles told his son‑in‑law, Capt. Robert Wilson, to take a spoonful on going to bed and another in the morning. He reached home with the bottle, and on going to bed, Capt. Wilson gave him the mixture. As soon as had taken it, he exclaimed that he was a dead man, and after an agony of two hours, he expired. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that he had died from the effect of the medicine given him by Dr. Perry but without evil intent on his part. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Perry, but he is ‘non est’(cannot be found). So much for quackery. The funeral will take place at Oakville on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. (Oakville)


March 8, 1867


THORBURN - The death is announced at Dunnville, C.E., of a young man aged 25 named John Thorburn, of disease contracted while on duty with the Prince of Wales Regiment at Hemming‑

ford, at Huntingdon, during the Fenian excitement. He was married recently and leaves a widow. He will be buried on Tuesday next by the G. T. Volunteers in which he held the rank of colour‑sergeant.


March 9, 1867


WALLACE - Died in this city, on Friday. March 8th. of congestion of the brain, Ella Cunningham Ward, wife of John Wallace, aged 37 years.


March 11, 1867


BROWN - Mr. John Brown, an old resident of the Township of Esquesing, was killed on Thursday afternoon. He was driving a cutter when his horse took fright and ran away, throwing him upon a stump and fracturing his skull.


March 12, 1867


FIELD - Died in this city, on Monday, the 11th instant, at the residence of his son, Mary street, Mr. John Field, aged 75 years. The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

COULTER (Toronto) - On Saturday night, a man named John D. Coulter, residing within a short distance of this city, was killed in the most frightful manner. While returning home, in crossing the Northern Railway, a freight train dashed along, and passed over Coulter, severing his head from his body, cutting off both legs, and otherwise mutilating the unfortunate man in so shocking a manner as to make his remains hardly recognizable. Deceased was 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and several children totally unprovided for. An inquest will be held on the remains to‑morrow by Coroner Reade.


THOMSON (Montreal) - There were few among the business community who did not know Peter C. Thomson, better known as "Three fingered Jack", two of his fingers having been carried off, as is popularly supposed, wrenched off by an unfortunate debtor whom Jack was 'dunning', a business which he followed for some years successfully, all desperate bad debts, as he used to say, being put into his hands for collection. His appearance is well known, as he used to wander through the streets, one hand in his pocket, talking and occasionally laughing to himself, and stepping into places of business, almost invariably taking a turn round the newspaper offices in the morning.

"For ye ken, we maun keep the public up to date" were Jack's usual words, believing himself to be the leading spirit in all public enterprises, and not having the slightest doubt that he controlled and directed the movements of the banks and all public and private institutions. Poor "Three" was sometimes tiresome, but always a privileged bore. Peter C. Thomson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1800, and began the business of life as a book traveller, then entered into partnership with a relation as a stationer, but was not successful. In 1832, he emigrated to Canada, and until he got employment was not ashamed to dig a garden or do any manual work he could find with real Scotch independence, refusing to be indebted to any man for charity when he could work. He was for a short time engaged by the late Mr. Starke, the printer, but the situation of headmaster of the Petite Cote Academy becoming vacant, he applied for, and received, the appointment, and here some of those who now occupy leading positions in Montreal received under his care the earlier branch of their education.

He then became an accountant, collector, and general agent. It was a very bad debt indeed that he could not collect, as he used to sit down to besiege the enemy, attacking him in front, flank, or rear. No place was so sacred as. to ward off Jack's attacks. "Ye havna paid me that little account yet" was the first warning received by a gentleman paying attention to a lady at a concert, exhibition, or place of public amusement, until, driven by desperation, the debtor was forced to raise money somehow and get rid of the incessant annoyance.

For some years, however, the old man had been supported mainly by the assistance of friends here who had known him in better days. His mind was somewhat weakened, but there was a vein of good common sense about him, and not a little dry humour. On Friday last, he was out and apparently well, but having taken more liquor than was good for him, he was picked up by the police and huddled into a cell at Chaboillez Square station. Here of course there was no one to attend him, and it is probable that his death was accelerated by the neglect to which such cases are necessarily exposed. At 6 o'clock in the evening, he was found to be dying, and Dr. McDonnell was sent for, but before his arrival the poor old man, unattended and uncared for, passed away.


March 14, 1867


PARK - Died at Woodstock, on Tuesday, the 12th March, Annie, the beloved wife of Robert Park, aged 30 years and 4 months.


March 15, 1867


HENDRIE - Died at Canandaigua, N.Y., on the 14th instant, John Hendrie, Sr., aged 65. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Market street, on Saturday, at 3 p.m.


March 18, 1867


WILKINS - Died in this city, on the 16th, after a painful illness borne with Christian fortitude, being in the full assurance of glory, Harrett Jockett, the beloved wife of the late Rev. John Wilkins, and mother of Mr. Henry Wilkins, of this city. The funeral will leave her late residence, corner of James and Gore streets, on Monday, at three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited without further notice.


GOULD - The chloroform case: The evidence in this case was closed last evening. No new facts were brought out and the following verdict was returned by the jury. "After careful consideration of the evidence brought before us, we find that John Gould came to his death while chloroform was being administered and we consider that no blame can be attached to the officers of the Toronto General Hospital and that proper means were taken to resuscitate the said John Gould, but we certainly think that the demonstration made by the students and the crowded theatre must have had a great influence on the mind of the patient". The foreman and another juror dissented from the sentence regarding the noise made by the students, and for that reason refused to sign the verdict.

March 19, 1867


AMSDEN - Yesterday’s St. Catharines"Journal" says: We regret to learn that Major Amsden of Dunnville died at his residence in the village yesterday of fever. Deceased has been stricken in the prime of life. We believe he was a native of London, England, and came to this country when it was comparatively a wilderness. He settled down in the County of Haldimand where he identified himself warmly with the Conservative party whose battles he fought with a pertinacity and vigour which gained him many warm and enduring friends and numerous opponents. During the latter years of his life, his pecuniary resources were greatly cramped by endorsation for his friends. He was a man of good natural abilities and as a friend and neighbour gained the respect and esteem of the community in which he lived. He was about forty years of age.


March 20, 1867


COOK - Died at Albion Mills, on Monday, the 18th instant, Mr. John Cook, suddenly, aged 35 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday, 21st instant, from his late residence to Burlington cemetery at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


CALDWELL - We learn with regret of the death of Rowland Caldwell, Esq., of Nassagaweya which occurred at his residence on Sunday last. Mr. Caldwell was at a political meeting on Wednesday, apparently in his usual health, and was taken ill the next day. The deceased was an active businessman in the prime of life, and his many friends will hear of his death with surprise and very great regret.


PAYTON (Toronto) - Mrs. Anne Payton, an unfortunate woman who latterly had been addicted to drinking in excess, died suddenly this morning on Queen street east. A few years since, she held a respectable position in society. An inquest was held by Dr. Buchanan on her body this afternoon at Mrs. Ditty's tavern, corner of Church and Queen streets, when the jury returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God".


March 21, 1867


HOWARD - Died in this city, on Monday, the 18th instant, Henry Nicholson, son of James and Emily Howard, aged 13 months. The funeral will leave Mr. Howard's residence, Cannon (street, between York and McNab, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

March 22, 1867


Kennedy (Toronto) - On Tuesday last, as the Grand Trunk freight train was being shunted at Georgetown station, a workman named Francis Kennedy received such serious injury that he has since died. While the train was in motion, he attempted to climb up the end of a car in the ordinary way for the purpose of turning the brake down, and in doing so missed his footing and fell on the tracks. The wheels passed over the thigh severing the leg from the body. He was carried to a house nearby, and surgical attendance at once procured. The leg was amputated, but his system was so exhausted that he died shortly after the operation. He was a sober steady man and was well thought of by the Company. He leaves a wife and five children in this city totally unprovided for.


March 23, 1867


SMITH - Died on the 22nd instant, Elijah Smith, aged 26 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late residence, corner of Hughson and Henry streets, on Sabbath Day, at half past 2.


ROGERS, FARRELL(London) - About 6:45 this morning, a shocking accident occurred on the Great Western Railway about half a mile east of Woodstock in which a baggageman, named William Rogers, was killed, and a conductor, John Farrell of this city, dangerously wounded, It appears that a freight train on the "blue line" of which Mr. Farrell was conductor left Paris station this morning about an hour in advance of the night express going west. The heavy snow storm impeded the advance of the freight train while the express train, with an additional locomotive attached at Hamilton, was traveling very rapidly to make up lost time, overtook the freight train near Woodstock.

It dashed right into the rear end of it, smashing up six or seven of the cars badly and severely injuring the conductor who was in the last car. The concussion threw the locomotive back upon the passenger train, the express car and the baggage car being driven through each other like the joints of a telescope. They then took fire and the baggageman, Mr. Rogers, was so firmly wedged in,.that it was impossible for him to escape and in this position it is stated he was burned to death. Most of the baggage was destroyed, a small portion only being saved by the exertion of the passengers. None of the passengers were injured as far as we can learn.

Later: Mr. Farrell died in the evening of yesterday.

March 25, 1867


FROOD - Died on the 24th instant, James Biggar, infant son of Mr. T. Frood, teacher, Hamilton. The funeral will leave Mr. Frood’s residence, Maria street, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


JOUTRAS (Montreal) - At Sorel, before Judge Loranger, Modeste Villebonne, alias Provancher, was yesterday put on trial, accused of having poisoned one Francis Joutras. There are 30 witnesses for the Crown and for the defence about 25. It is supposed that Provancher first poisoned his own wife, that the wife of Joutras was his paramour, and that in order to her husband out of the way, he also poisoned him. There is great sensation about it in Sorel. The trial is proceeding.


ROBERTSON (Toronto) - Last night James Robertson, Superior Barrack Sergeant of the Old Fort, breathed his last. He was a native of the city of Dublin, was 64 years of age, and spent over 46 years of his life in the service of his country. His funeral will take place to‑morrow at 3 o'clock from his late residence, 400 Adelaide street.


March 26, 1867


PAPPS - Died at London, England, on the 9th instant, after a long illness, Henry Spencer Papps, formerly of this city, in the 68th year of his age.


DAVIS - Died at Saltfleet, on the 24th March, George William Davis, aged 48 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral from his mother's residence, Mount Albion, on Wednesday, the 27th instant, at 2 p.m.


March 29, 1867


BELL - Died at Wishaw, Scotland, on the 13th instant, Isabella, eldest daughter of the late Mr.

Dougald Bell.


April 1, 1867


SAMUEL - Died in Montreal, on the morning of the 26th ultimo, aged 11 months, Robert Alexander, infant son of Mr. Thomas Samuel.


WOOD - Died near Hagersville, on the 26th ultimo, Rebecca Adeline, third daughter of Captain Thomas Wood, in the 14th year of her age.

April 3, 1867


MACKAY - Died at his son's residence, Main street, next to the Commercial Bank, Angus Mackay, aged 67. The funeral will take place from his son's residence, Main street, at two o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


PAUL (Toronto) - Last fall, one of the seamen of the gunboat "Heron", called Paul, disappeared. This morning his body was found floating in the bay near the Queen's wharf. An inquest was held on him this afternoon when, from the evidence, it appears that he was last seen while near the Northern Railroad station going in the direction of the Queen's wharf. The jury returned a verdict of "Found drowned".


April 5, 1867


TURNER - Died on the 4th instant, at Mount Albion, Mrs. Turner, relict of the late Duncan Turner, aged 71 years. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further intimation.


April 8, 1867


DENISON (Toronto) - The funeral of the late Mrs. R. B. Denison, wife of Lieut. Col. Denison, the Brigade Major of this District, took place this morning. The mournful cortege left Belle Vue, Lieut. Col. Denison's residence, at 9 o'clock and proceeded to St. Stephen's Church where the impressive burial service of the Episcopal Church was read by the Rev. Mr. Broughall. The remains were then deposited in the family vault at St. Stephen's. The funeral was a very large one, and amongst those present were nearly all the clergy of this city, many military officers, eight representatives of the press, and a large number of prominent citizens.


April 10, 1867


BIGGAR - Died at Trafalgar, near Oakville, on Sunday, 7th instant, Ann Biggar, eldest daughter of John S. Biggar, Esq., aged 24 years and 7 months


SILCOX (Toronto) - This afternoon, the remains of Private Joseph Silcox of the 17th Regiment were buried in military honours. The fine cortege, headed by the fife and drum band started from the military hospital at 2 o'clock and proceeded to the military burial ground near the Old Fort.

The deceased had been nearly nine years in the regiment, and is much regretted by his comrades.


April 13, 1867


WALLER - Died at Bartonville, on Thursday, the 11th instant, Susan, wife of William Waller, Sr., aged 67 years and 6 months. The funeral will take place on Sunday at half past three p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further intimation.


CASEY - John Casey who was injured by coming in contact with a bridge over the Great Western Railway while in the discharge of his duty as brakeman on Tuesday last, died at the City Hospital at 5 o'clock yesterday morning. He was unconscious from the time he was admitted at noon on Thursday afternoon until the hour of his death.


April 15, 1867


HARVEY - Died in Binbrook, on the 12th instant, Mr. William Harvey, aged 65 years. Deceased was a native of Aberdeenshire. Scotland.


PAYNE - One of the most sudden deaths which we have heard of for a long time occurred in this city on Saturday evening about four o'clock. A woman, named Mrs. Payne, residing on Hughson street, while on her knees scrubbing the floor of her house, remarked to her son that she was about to die, and almost instantly, before any assistance could be rendered, she was a corpse. Dr. McIntosh, coroner, was notified of the occurrence, but under the circumstances, did not consider an inquest necessary.


April 16, 1867


JARVIS - At Hamilton, on Saturday, 13th April, 1867, Anne, beloved wife of William Monson Jarvis, Esq., and third daughter of James Racey, Esq., of Bath, England. The funeral will leave her late residence, York street, on Thursday, the 18th instant, at 4 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RYCKMAN - Died in this city, on Sunday, 14th of April, at seven o'clock p.m., Nancy, the beloved wife of Samuel Ryckman, in the 63rd year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence on Railway street on Tuesday, the 16th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

SHARP - Died in this city, of consumption, George Sharp, in the l7th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Bay street, on Tuesday, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


April 17, 1867


HARVEY - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Robert Wilson Harvey, in the 21st year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his father, Robert Harvey, Peel street, at 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon.


April 20, 1867


ROACH - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Mary, youngest daughter of the late Michael Roach, aged 5 years and 9 months. The funeral will leave her mother's residence, corner of Mary and Barton streets, this (Saturday) afternoon at half past 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


KERR - Died in this city, on Friday morning, the 19th instant, of consumption, in the 19th year of her age, Martha Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Alexander Kerr. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, Mary street, on Sunday afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.


April 22, 1867


MAXWELL - Died at Aldborough, C.W., or the 16th instant, Jane McLean, the beloved wife of James Maxwell, Esq., of Hamilton, and daughter of John McLean, Esq., Aldborough, C.W., in the 28th year of her age.


HASTE Died in this city, on Saturday evening, the 20th instant, Margaret Jessie, youngest daughter of Mr, John Haste, aged 1 year and 8 months. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, on Gore street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock.


April 23, 1867


RYCKMAN - Died in this city, on Monday morning, 22nd instant, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John Ryckman, Esq., aged 66 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, corner of King and Hess streets, on Wednesday, 24th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

BAIRD (Toronto) - Mr. Samuel Baird, who keeps a tavern on Front street, died very suddenly this morning. He was as well as usual yesterday evening, but about eleven o'clock to‑day complained of faintness, and in a few minutes he fell down dead. The deceased had only been lately married and was much respected by a large circle of friends. It is supposed he died of disease of the heart.


SLOANE - A few days ago, a man named George Sloane, who lived near Bradford, was so severely injured by an accident whilst endeavouring to stop a runaway horse attached to a dray that his friends deemed it best to send him to the General Hospital of this city (Toronto) where, notwithstanding the best of medical treatment, he died last night. An inquest was held on his remains to‑day by Coroner Riddell when the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence. His corpse will be forwarded by train this evening to his relatives. He was an honest, industrious man, and is much regretted by those in the vicinity where he resided.


April 24, 1867


REID - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, William Reid, aged 67 years, a native of Perthshire, Scotland. The funeral will leave his late residence, foot of Inchberry street, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


April 26, 1867


NORTON - Died at Peterborough, on the 21st instant, Henry R. Norton, printer, aged 33 years.


RONAN - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Mr. Michael Ronan, in the 54th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Henry and Wellington streets, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


April 30, 1867


HARTNEY (Toronto) - An inquest was held at 3 o'clock to‑day at Cornell's tavern, West Market Square, by Dr. Buchanan on the body of a man named Andrew Hartney who was unfortunately killed on the Great Western Railway near the Queen's wharf last Friday night. From the evidence, it appeared that the unfortunate man, who was under the influence of liquor at the time, was lying across the track, and it being dark, he was not noticed in sufficient time to stop the cars of the train backing up to the station. The jury returned a verdict of "accidental death" imputing no blame to the Company who did all in their power to prevent the calamity.

STEPHENSON (St. Catharines) - A painfully distressing accident occurred here yesterday afternoon about five o'clock by which Col. E. W. Stephenson, the well‑known proprietor of the Stephenson House and mineral Baths, was so severely injured that he died at 9 p.m. At the‑time of the accident, he was driving a favourite team in company with his nephew from Chatham and another friend when the horses suddenly took fright nearly opposite the Welland, and became totally unmanageable. The colonel used his best endeavours to rein them in but to no purpose, and they finally ran into Messrs Miller and Miller's law office on St. Paul street, smashing in the windows and door, and precipitating the Colonel into the office through the windows. The shock was so severe that his spine was seriously contused and his head badly cut. Drs. Mack were promptly in attendance and did all in their power to alleviate his sufferings but to no avail. The other persons with him at the time providentially escaped unhurt. The funeral will take place on Wednesday.


KEYLEY - Early on Sunday morning, a man, about 72 years of age, named Samuel Keyley, was found dead sitting in a chair in the house of Michael Dyer residing on the corner of Walnut and Hannah streets. Deceased had been lodging with Mr. Dyer for some time past and was in a low state of health. Constable Ferris summoned a jury and an inquest was held yesterday afternoon at the house of Anthony Rowan, Caroline street, before Dr. Rosebrugh. A verdict of "death from natural causes" was returned.


May 2, 1867


BIGGER - Died at her residence, Dundas street, Trafalgar, on Sunday, 28th ultimo, Mrs. Sarah Bigger, aged 80 years, widow of the late Col. Charles Bigger.


LUNDIE - Died at Mount Brydges, on May 1st, Bridget Thompson, wife of William Lundie, formerly of Hamilton.


FILGIANO - Died at Brantford, on Tuesday, the 30th April, In the 76th year of her age, Marie Catherine LePlantade, wife of the late Nicholas George Filgiano, Esq., of Montreal, and mother of Theophilus LePlantade Filgiano, surgeon dentist of Hamilton.


May 3, 1867


BANGS - It is supposed that Mr. Bangs whose death was noticed a few days ago on the Snake Rapids, Ottawa, by drowning, was murdered by the man who accompanied him. Mr. Bangs' relatives have taken measures for the arrest of the supposed murderer.

May 4, 1867


MCDONNELL - Died in this city, on the evening of Thursday, the 2nd of May, Mr. Robert McDonnell, Custom House Officer, Hamilton, aged 71 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Burlington street, on Saturday, the 4th instant, at 4:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.

It is with regret that we have to record the death of Mr. Robert McDonnell, an old and esteemed resident of this city, and for 17 years employed as landing waiter in the Custom House here. He had reached the age of 71 years. Deceased had been ailing for some months prior to his death which occurred at half past nine o'clock on Thursday evening. The flag on the Custom House was placed at half mast as an act of respect for the deceased. His remains will be interred this afternoon.


SMITH (Quebec) - Samuel Smith, a private in the 30th Regiment, dropped dead in the Jesuit Barracks yesterday.


MCEDWARDS - A young man named Michael McEdwards fell into the canal basin and was drowned. His body has not been recovered.


May 6, 1867


HILLIARD - Died in this city, on the 4th May, in the 60th year of her age, Hannah Turner, beloved wife of Thomas Hilliard, and mother of Mr. Thomas Sylvester.


May 7, 1867


HATT - Died at her mother's residence, 'Burnside', Dundas, on Sunday, the 5th instant, Ann, youngest daughter of the late Richard Hatt, Esq. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to‑day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. without further notice.


HAYES (Toronto) - A young man, named George Hayes, who is said to be highly respectably connected and was at one time a student in the university, died in the cells this morning under very melancholy circumstances. He was for a long time a resident in Barrie, and being in very bad health, was on Friday given in charge of the conductor of the Northern Railroad with the instruction that he was to be taken to the residence of his brother‑in‑law, Mr, Rich, where he might receive proper medical care. His malady had from its nature affected his mind, and at the arrival of the train in this city, he got out, and not knowing where to go, wandered the street, and at a late hour on Friday night, was arrested by a policeman for being drunk.

On the next morning, not being able to be brought to the court, he was remanded to this morning, but long before the sun had reflected a solitary ray into his dark cell, he expired without a friend to attend him or to close his eyes in death. To‑day when all was over, his friends were told the melancholy tale. They have demanded an inquest which will be held on the deceased to‑morrow by Coroner Riddell when it is to be hoped that all the circumstances of this truly sad case will be thoroughly sifted so that the public may know upon whom, if any, that censure is attachable.


May 8, 1867


MCKINDSEY - Died at the residence of his mother, corner of John and Rebecca streets, on the 7th instant, Lindsay P., youngest son of the late William McKindsey, in the 22nd years of his age. The funeral will take place on Thursday next, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


POWERS - Died in Otonabee, on the 28th April, 1867, Mr. Richard Powers, a native of the parish of Churchtown, Cork County, Ireland. Deceased was born on the 24th day of September, 1752, and was consequently in the 108th year of his age. He emigrated to Canada in 1825 and settled in Otonabee where he has since resided and has seen his fourth generation. Of a robust frame and vigorous constitution, he was well fitted to endure the hardships incident to early settlement in a new country, but for some years, owing to his extreme age, his powers both of body and mind have been gradually on the decline till at length he sank under the weight of years, having reached a period of longevity to which few attain. He was much respected for his industry, honesty, and general amiable qualities, not only by his own family but by his neighbours and the community among whom he resided.


CLARKE (Ottawa) - The coroner's jury in the case of the lad, Clarke, who was killed by the upsetting of a cart on Rideau street, on Saturday, returned a verdict of accidental death, but strongly censured Walsh, the driver of the wagon which came in collision with the cart in which Clarke was sitting


May 9, 1867


HAWLEY (Quebec) - On Monday night, a man named Michael Hawley while conveying some sailors of H.M.S. Aurora to that vessel, fell into the river and was drowned.


Hall (Toronto) - An inquest was held at 3 o'clock to‑day at Cornell’s hotel, West market Square, by Dr. Riddle, on the body of an infant,

connected with the birth and death of which, there are some singular circumstances. A few days ago, a servant girl named Elizabeth Jane Fall, employed in the house of Mr. Henry Conlin, grain dealer, where she had been only a few weeks, was taken ill. Mrs. Conlin attended to her kindly without having any suspicion of the true state of affairs. Yesterday she entered the girl's room and found her so much worse that she became alarmed, and upon inquiry learned that during the night the unfortunate girl had given birth to a child and had hidden it in a basin in the room. On hearing these painful facts, Mrs. Conlin at once sent information to the police, and the body was taken possession of, and removed to the dead‑house, while the girl was placed in charge of a policeman. At the time of closing this letter, the jury had not returned a verdict.


May 10, 1867


COCKBURN - Died at Bowery street, on the 9th Instant, Henry Day Cockburn, Esq., aged 27 years, fourth son of the late Lord Cockburn of Edinburgh, Scotland. The funeral will leave his late residence on Bowery street on Monday at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


LEMMON - Died at midnight, on the 9th instant, Mary, the beloved wife of A. G. Lemmon, of this city. The funeral will leave her mother's residence, corner of Hess and Bold streets, on Saturday at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


May 11, 1867


GRANAM - Died in this city, on the morning of the 10th instant, Mr. Archibald Granam, aged 41 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Hunter street, between James and McNab streets, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


May 13, 1867


MOORE - Died at Wellington Square, on the 11th instant, Hannah, the beloved wife of Lyman Moore, Esq., of this city, aged 33 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of John Tritler, Esq., to Burlington cemetery to‑day, Monday the 13th, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


MITKIFF - Died on Saturday, 11th May, 1867, at her late residence, corner of Maria

and Cherry streets, Jane, relict of the late Robinson Mitkiff, Esq., formerly of Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland, aged 74 years. The funeral will leave her late residence on Monday, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfu1ly invited to attend without further notice.


RATHFORD (Ottawa) - The unknown man who was found dead off Sussex street on Wednesday last has been identified as a painter named James Rathford who was in jail for vagrancy last winter and has not been seen since the latter part of January.


May 14, 1867


FOWKES Died on Monday afternoon, Louisa, daughter of Mr. Thomas Fowkes, aged 2 years and 5 months. Friends are respectfully invited to the funeral to take place from the residence, McNab street, corner of Coburn street, on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock.


MCCARTHY (Ottawa) - A respectable woman named McCarthy, wife of a tailor in Queen street, while labouring under a temporary insanity, committed suicide by drowning herself in a well.


May 15, 1867


LAFONTAINE (Montreal) - The funeral of the boy Baronet, Sir L. B. Lafontaine, took place yesterday afternoon. There was a large attendance, and the ceremonies in the church were more than usually splendid. Lady Lafontaine was present. The pall‑bearers comprised six little boys about the age of deceased.


May 16, 1867


BOYD - A young man, named Malcolm Boyd, was killed a few days ago at the village of Waterdown. It appears he was intoxicated and fell from a wagon, and a heavily loaded team coming up behind passed over him so bruising him that he died almost immediately. An inquest was held on the body by Dr. Skinner, and a verdict in accordance with the above facts rendered.


May 17, 1867


CANN - Died in this city, Wednesday morning, 15th instant, at half past twelve o'clock, of heart disease which he bore with christian fortitude during a period of four months, Mr. Samuel Cann, wholesale merchant, late of Partland, Devonshire, England, aged 38 years. The funeral will take

place from his late residence, Catherine street, on Friday‑next, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.


May 20, 1867


GREEN - Died at Barton, on the 18th instant, of apoplexy, Mr. William B. Green, in the 80th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, Barton, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 O'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation.


SHAW (Ottawa) - A labouring man, named George Shaw, was found dead in Lloyd street, Chaudiere, last evening, His death had resulted apparently from excessive drinking.


FITZPATRICK Mr. John Fitzpatrick, one of the oldest members of the police force in the city, died at his residence on Merrick street, on Saturday evening. He has been in connection with the force about 13 years, the latter portion of time being compelled from illness to be often for days confined to his room, and for months previous to the commencement of his last illness, which occurred, some three months ago, he was required to perform no outside, duty.

His remains will be interred at 9 o'clock this morning when the Police Magistrate and members of the force will attend the funeral.


May 23, 1867


ARTHUR - Died in this city, on Wednesday, May 22nd, Anne, second daughter of Mr. Hamilton Arthur, aged 13 years. The funeral will leave Mr. Arthur's residence, corner of Mary and King William streets, to‑day (Thursday) at half past three o'clock. Place of interment, Ancaster Village. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


May 27, 1867


ATTWOOD - Died on Sunday morning, the 26th instant, the wife of Mr. M. W. Attwood, a native of Yorkshire, aged 45 years and 11 months. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Main street, on Tuesday, 29th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


TRUEMAN - Died on Saturday evening, 25th instant, at his late residence, Yorkshire tavern, Macnab street, William Trueman, native of Yorkshire, England, aged 69 years. The funeral will leave his late residence this morning at 9 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

June l, 1867


TAGGART - Died in this city, on the 31st May, of consumption, Robert Taggart, aged 24 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from the residence of his brother‑in‑law, John Kilgour, Hughson street south, on Sunday, the 2nd instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. without further notice.


June 6, 1867


STEWARD (Toronto) - A young boy named C. Steward, this morning while playing with a number of other youths on the wreck of a sunken scow near Alderman Adamson's wharf, accidentally fell into the bay, and but for the praiseworthy efforts of Esplanade constable Williamson would most probably have met a watery grave.

Since writing the above, Steward has died. An inquest is at present being held on his body at Connell's tavern.


June 8, 1867


COWAN (Montreal) - Yesterday, a seaman named William Cowan fell from the bark "Polly" into the river and was drowned.


June 10, 1867


RALSTON - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Margaret, wife of Mr. Joseph Ralston, aged 79 years. The funeral will leave Mr. Ralston's residence, Peel street, near John, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


June 11, 1867


WILLIAMS - A terrible accident occurred about five o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Great Western Rolling Mills by which the engine tender, Frederick Williams, lost his life. It appears that the deceased was engaged in oiling the bearings of the engine when a sudden rush of steam coming into his face caused him to step back hurriedly, and he fell into the flywheel which was revolving at a considerable velocity. The unfortunate man was carried round upon the wheel and literally torn to pieces, remains being scattered in all directions. The engine was immediately stopped though of course life was extinct. We understand that the Rolling Mills will not work until after the funeral of the deceased. As far as we can understand, not the slightest blame is attached to anyone, the accident being one of that unfortunate kind against which no amount of human forethought can provide a remedy. The deceased leaves a wife and three children to deplore his untimely death.

June 12, 1867


GAY - Died in this city, on the 6th June, in the 25th year of her age, Margaret, second daughter of the late William Gay, Esq., formerly of Montreal.


June 14, 1867


BAGLEY (Toronto) - A boy named Bagley, son of a well‑digger residing on Elizabeth street, was accidentally, drowned in the Don river last evening. The body was discovered about twenty minutes after the accident by Mr. Kerr of the Don Vale House, but life was then extinct. An inquest was held to‑day at which a verdict of "accidental drowning" was returned.


June 19, 1867


REED - Died at Clinton, County of Huron, on Sabbath, 9th instant, Mrs. Hannah Barnard Reed, relict of the late Theodore Reed, Esq., of Goderich, in the 76th year of her age.


June 20, 1867


BINKLEY - Died on the 19th instant, Mr. Jacob Binkley, in the 58th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence on the Dundas road, this (Thursday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice,


June 21, 1867


WYLIE - Died at Glanford, on the evening of the 19th instant, Mary, wife of Mr. Samuel B. Wylie, in the 37th year of her age. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.


June 24, 1867


CAMP - Died in the Township of Egremont, County Grey, on the 10th instant, Nancy Patterson, beloved wife of Joseph Camp, Esq., formerly of Beverly, in the 46th year of her age.


June 25, 1867


BURROWS - Died in the Township of King, at the residence of her son, Mary, relict of the late Frederick Burrows, of the town of Sligo, aged 85 years.

June 26, 1867


URQUHART - Died at Oakville, on Thursday morning, the 23rd instant, Mr. James Urquhart, druggist, aged 65 years. Deceased was born at Golspie, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, on the 22nd March 1802. He emigrated to Canada in 1830. After spending several years at Toronto and vicinity, he came to Oakville in 1838 with only sixpence in his pocket as he had often said, and on the recommendation of the late Colonel William Chisholm, commenced business as a druggist which he had continued until this day.


June 27, 1867


JARVIS - Died at Hamilton, on Tuesday, the 25th of June, after a lingering illness borne with unmurmuring Christian patience and fortitude, William Monson Jarvis, formerly sheriff of the district and lieutenant of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada in the war of 1812, and third son of William Jarvis of Toronto, secretary and registrar of the province and Colonel of the Queen's Rangers. The funeral will take place from his late residence, York street, on Thursday, 27th June, at 4 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BAZIL (Montreal) - A man named Bazil was drowned in the unprotected quarry at Mile‑end.


June 28, 1867


YOUNG - Died at Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, on the 14th instant, James Buchanan, aged 9 years and 6 months, second son of Mr. James Young, of the firm of Young & Brother, of this city.


BERNALOIS - A boy named Hercule Bernalois, about ten years old, while fishing off the saw logs opposite Dinche's foundry at this place (Trenton), fell in and drowned.


KENT (Toronto) - This morning, a dreadful accident occurred in this city, resulting in the death of a man named Ambrose Kent. He was assisting in the making of a drain on the corner of Queen and George streets and went down into it for the purpose of bricking up a portion of it. While stooped down, engaged in this work, the sides of the drain caved in completely covering the unfortunate man, thus burying him alive. Several persons who were near at the time at once hastened to his rescue. As quickly as possible, the earth was removed, but when the body was reached, he was dead. An inquest was held this morning at Leary's tavern on the corner of Queen and Nelson streets by Coroner Riddell when the following verdict was returned:

That the deceased Ambrose Kent came to his death by the falling in of a portion of the drain in which he was working. The jury censure the parties whose duty it was to have seen that the drain was properly protected for not having performed. their duty.

Kent was a hard‑working industrious man, and leaves a wife and several children unprovided for. After the jury had rendered their verdict, $2.25 was subscribed by them and handed to John Shea and Thomas Deary in consideration of their arduous endeavours to extricate the deceased from his unfortunate position.


July 1, 1867


STEPHENS - Died in this city, on Sunday, June 30th, in the 57th year of his age, Mr. James Stephens. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his late residence on Mary street, near King William street, on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 3 o'clock without further notice.


MCCARTHY - Died in this city, on Sunday, 30th June, Mary Alice, youngest daughter of Dennis McCarthy, grocer, king street east, aged 2 years and 1 month. The funeral will leave the residence of her father or Monday, July 1st, at 10 o'clock a.m.. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


STICK - At five o'clock last evening, a young man named August Stick, was accidentally drowned by being struck with the boom of the yacht "Palmetto" while sailing in company with a number of others near Pock Bay. His body had not been found at a late hour last evening. Deceased was employed in the vinegar works of Mr. B. F. Charlton, and was a member of No. 3 Fire Company.


July 2, 1867


PRICE - Died in this city, of consumption, on Monday, the 1st instant, William Erwin Price, aged eighteen years and four months, eldest son of William Gordon Price. The funeral will leave the residence of his father on the corner of Bay and Cannon streets, this afternoon(Tuesday) at 3 o'clock.


July 4, 1867


SMITH - Died on the 2nd instant, Hannah, only daughter of the late Thomas Smith, aged 6 years and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral at 4:30 p.m. to‑day (Thursday) from the residence of her stepfather, Mr. George Ellis, Market square.

July 5, 1867


WEMYSS - Died at Durie House, Helensburgh, Scotland, on the 15th ultimo, John Wemyss, Esq., in his 79th year.


RYRIE (Toronto) - A sad and painful accident occurred at the Island yesterday afternoon, resulting in the death of an esteemed and promising young man. Several young men, students of the University, crossed the bay for the purpose of bathing. One of the number was Daniel Ryrie. when on the island, they were in for a bathe on the lake side, unfortunately at a spot where the water grows deep suddenly. Young Ryrie, who was unable to swim, went out too far and was soon beyond his depth. He struggled to reach the shore, and one of his companions went to his assistance, but not having sufficient strength to keep him from sinking, his efforts to save him were unavailing. Poor Ryrie sank, and when his body was recovered a short time after the accident, life was extinct. An inquest was held this morning when a verdict in accordance with the above facts was returned.

Young Ryrie was about 19 years of age and one of the most brilliant and promising students that ever attended our University. In our common schools a few years ago, he carried off many prizes and was most highly complimented. He then attended the Upper Canada College from which he passed into the University. At his matriculation he took three scholarships, and at the end of his second year, three others. At the recent examinations, his name stood high in the honour list. He was justly considered one of the brightest and most promising students of the University. His sad death has occasioned universal sorrow among his former classmates and companions and has brought deep terrible grief to his family and friends.


July 8, 1867


JOHNSON - Died on the 22nd of June, at No. 144 Peel street, Montreal, James Geoschell Johnson, Esq., late of H. M. 95th Regiment, and for some time Major of the Victoria Volunteer Rifles, Montreal.


HEARLE - Died at Beamsville, of bilious fever, on Friday, the 5th instant, Ellen Mary, aged 3 years and 9 months, second daughter of William Hearle, Esq.


July 9, 1867


HUNTER (Toronto) - Shortly after 6 o'clock this morning, a man named James Hunter, aged about 64 years, residing in Sexton street, was discovered lying dead by his wife who, on entering the room, found him in a pool of blood caused by having cut his throat and left arm. An inquest was held by Dr. Riddell on the body

of the deceased this afternoon when a verdict of temporary insanity was returned. The deceased was an old resident of the city, highly respected, and has been paralysed in the lower extremities since 1864.


July 10, 1867


FAIRBAIRN - Died in this city, this (Wednesday) morning, of consumption, John Fairbairn, Esq., accountant Ontario Bank here, in his 46th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, Park street, on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


July 11, 1867


MOONEY - A young woman, named Eliza Mooney, of Portsmouth, died this morning from the effects of an accident which occurred to her yesterday afternoon. She was in the act of lighting a fire, and finding that it would not burn, began to pour on the embers from a large oil can a portion of the coal oil which it contained, when the fluid instantly ignited and caused an explosion. The poor girl's clothes were instantly in a blaze, and another explosion taking place of a gallon of coal oil in a second can to which the fire communicated, the room was also set on fire. Her brother, Mr. Edward Mooney, immediately broke through the glass and frame of the one of the windows of the room to put out a younger sister, and together with his attempts to succor his sister Eliza, caused him to be instantly burned about the hands and neck. The fire was got under, but the unfortunate girl was so fearfully burned that on removing what clothes still remained on her the flesh came off with them from several parts of the body, her back being literally flayed. She lingered in great agony beyond the reach of medical skill, and bore her sufferings patiently until between four and five o'clock this morning when she died. There are two families named Mooney in Portsmouth, one Protestant, and the other Roman Catholic. The deceased belonged to the latter family.


July 15, 1867


OWEN (Ancaster) - A sad accident happened at Mr. Jesse Smith's saw mill about three miles from the village which resulted in the death of a young man by the name of Richard Owen. At noon on Saturday week, when the hands were gone to dinner, he was fixing about the fire and boiler when it exploded, tearing off his clothes and part of the flesh. Death put an end to his sufferings on Sunday morning.

July 18, 1867


WAKEFIELD (Montreal) - The body of Mark Wakefield, drowned on Thursday last, was recovered yesterday.


SADDLEIR (Montreal) - The body of an unfortunate woman named Saddleir was also found floating opposite Aerthley. Verdicts of "accidental death" were returned.


July 22, 1867


UNNAMED child - At three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, an inquest was held at Crosse's tavern, McNab street, before J. W. Rosebrugh, M.D., coroner, upon the body of a little girl between four and five years of age who had met her death by falling into the bay from Zealand's wharf. About eight o'clock on Friday evening, it appears the deceased, in company with her brother and sister, were gathering chips on the wharf. The latter two, having obtained as many as they could carry, requested the former to accompany them home which she declined doing, stating that she intended to gather some larger pieces, and they returned without her, intending to be absent a few moments. When they returned to the wharf, the child was nowhere to be seen. An alarm was given, and shortly after, the body was discovered floating on the surface of the water by constable Logan who instantly conveyed it home. Restoratives were applied, but without effect. A verdict of "death from accidental drowning" was returned by the jury.


ROBB - Died in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday morning, the 17th instant, Harriet Steven, wife of Thomas B. Robb, in her 33rd year.


July 23, 1867


HENNESSEY (Port Hope) - A man named Hennessey fell off a freight train while in motion at the station. The train passed over his legs, severing them above the knees. He has since died.


PETERS - A young man, named Henry Peters, employed in Messrs Wanzer and Company's sewing‑machine manufactory, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by hanging himself by means of a strip of a woman's dress to the top of his bedroom door at Palm's hotel, Florence Block. The circumstances of the case presented at the inquest held on the body last evening, before Coroner J. W. Rosebrugh, M.D., were the most extraordinary of any which have come under our notice, there being no feature in the evidence which could account for the rash act. It appears from the statements of the witnesses that the deceased had worked

during yesterday forenoon, ate a hearty dinner at noon, and appeared in his usual health and spirits, and at the table made allusion to the pleasure which would be likely to attend a meeting which was to have been held at the manufactory last evening to arrange for a picnic among the employees. Catherine Gengross, a servant employed in the house, was the first to discover the body. She had gone upstairs to attend to domestic duties, and observed him hanging from the door with his back towards it. This was about twenty minutes past five o'clock p.m. He had been missed shortly after dinner. The girl gave the alarm, and Mr. Palm, the keeper of the house, took a view of the body, and sent word to the police office.

Captain Nicolls despatched Constable McElroy who took the body down. The deceased's twin brother, who is married and lives on the corner of Park and Merrick streets, could assign no cause for his brother's committing suicide. Their parents reside in Buffalo, and deceased had but a week ago returned from a visit there and had while there purchased an accordion on which he was performing on Sabbath morning. John Hamilton, M.D., testified that he had treated the deceased some time prior to his death for dyspepsia. At the time he called on the doctor, he complained of a pain in his head and left side. Dr. Mackintosh was examined as to state of his health. After a few minutes' discussion, the jury returned the following verdict; That the deceased Henry Peters came to his death on the afternoon of the 22nd July between the hours of one and four of the clock from suffocation and hanging, having applied a cloth around his own neck and suspended himself from a door, which caused his death.


July 24, 1867


KIRKWOOD - Died on the corner of King and Locke streets, yesterday morning, Elizabeth Marr, wife of Robert Kirkwood, and formerly of Ayr, Scotland, aged 6l years. The funeral will take place on Thursday at three o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


RICHARDSON - Yesterday morning, a boy named Richardson was drowned at Cantin's Basin. (Montreal)


July 26, 1867


AMBROSE - Died on Wednesday, 24th of July, Euphemia Marion, youngest daughter of Mr. William Ambrose, aged 15 months. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from her father's residence on Hughson street north, on Friday morning, 26th instant, at 10 o'clock, without further notice.

July 27, 1867


MILROY - Died at his residence, upper John street, on Thursday, the 25th July, Andrew Milroy, Esq., W.S., formerly of Edinburgh, Scotland, and lately of St. John's. Newfoundland. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Saturday, the 27th instant. Friends will please accept this notice.


CURRAN, TOWNSEND (Montreal) - Mr. Charles Curran, bailiff, of the Trinity House, and Mr. W. A. Townsend, jeweller, two well ‑known and prominent citizens, died yesterday.


July 29, 1867


WOODLAND - Died on Saturday morning, July 27th, Anne, wife of Mr. James Woodland, King William street, aged 82 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


July 30, 1867


EASTWOOD - Died on the 29th instant, Mrs. John Eastman, Sr., aged 70 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to‑day (Tuesday), 30th. from the residence of her son, Main street east, at 4 o'clock p.m.


July 31, 1867


SMART (Bowmanville) - John Smart, Esq., of Port Darlington, an old resident widely known and universally esteemed, was with his grand‑daughter, Agnes, daughter of George Smart, Esq., of Lindsay, killed on the G.T.R. to‑day. They had just left the family residence in a covered carriage, and when crossing the track a little north of the house, the carriage was struck by the locomotive of a freight train going west. Mr. Smart was dragged about eighty yards, and was badly mangled. The train passed over Miss Smart, mutilating her in a fearful manner. While the carriage with its contents was destroyed, the horse was unhurt.


August 2, 1867


EDGAR - Died on Thursday morning, George Minto, infant son of Ald. Edgar, aged 9 months. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Friends will please accept this notice.


August 3, 1867


BURNS - Died in this city. on the 2nd instant, Andrew Hamilton, son of Mr. Robert Burns,

aged 2 years. The funeral will leave the family residence, Catherine street, between Henry and Lynd, this Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.


April 6, 1867


HOLDEN - Died at Grimsby, on Monday, the 5th instant, Jeanette Morrison, daughter of John R. Holden, Esq., in her 10th year. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, York street, in this city, on Wednesday, the 7th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends are requested to accept this notice.


CAMERON - Died at Yucatan, Mexico, on June 12th, Mr. James Cameron, and at the same place, on June 14th, his eldest son, John, formerly with the Cordage Company, Elizabethport, New Jersey. Mr. Cameron, along with his son, left for Mexico last December to erect machinery for an extensive rope‑walk, and they had only been about six months in the country when they were both seized with yellow fever which proved fatal. Mr. Cameron was much esteemed by his many friends, and leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss.


August 7, 1867


HANES - Died at West Flamborough, on Monday, the 5th instant, after a short but painful illness, Mr. William Hanes, in the 29th year of his age. The deceased was well and favourably known in North Wentworth by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.


BOSTWICK - Died on Monday, the 5th instant, Mr. Robert Bostwick, aged 29 years. The funeral of the deceased will take place at 10 o'clock this morning from Mr. Thomas Gillespy's residence on Market street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


A young man, named Robert Bostwick, grandson of the late Peter Hess, and well known in the city and county, was drowned in the Welland Canal at Port Dalhousie, on Monday afternoon. It appears that the unfortunate young man was bathing in company with a couple of others. When out in water some distance from shore, Bostwick called to his companions that his feet were entangled and that it was impossible for him to extricate them He was drowned before any assistance could be afforded him. Deceased was an excellent swimmer.


SHAW - Died at Gaspe Basin, on Thursday, the 25th ultimo, after a lingering illness. Joseph Shaw. Esq., aged 65 years.

August 8, 1867


SHEPPARD - Died at Cainsville, on the morning of the 7th instant, Mr. Benjamin Sheppard.


MCGUIRE - An inquest was held last night before Dr. Mcintosh, coroner, on the body of a male child, 12 days old, belonging to Mrs. McGuire, on Cannon street, near Bay, which was found dead in bed in the morning. It is supposed that the child was accidentally smothered.


August 13, 1867


ROBINSON - A farmer named Robinson, residing near Bolton village, County of Peel, fell from a load of barley in his field on Friday last and broke his neck. He died a few moments after the accident.


August 16, 1867


MCILROY - Died on the 13th instant, at her father's residence, head of Victoria avenue, Agnes Mercy, youngest daughter of G. P. McIlroy, Esq., aged 13 months and 2 days. Friends are requested to attend the funeral to‑day (Wednesday) 16th, at 3 p.m.


August 19, 1867


HILL - Picton "Gazette" gives an account of a frightful murder committed in the Township of Hallowell, on the 3rd instant. It seems that three Indians assembled at the shanty of Isaac Hill, in the evening, to have a spree. Whiskey flowed freely, and by and by, blood flowed more freely. Hill was struck over the head by Cornelius Brant and left in the shanty. Previous to this, Hill's wife and baby fled into the woods. When the people heard of the murder and came to view the body, a tame white dove was perched upon the body, cooing and flapping its wings. An inquest was held before Dr. Evans, and Brant upon his own admission was committed to stand his trial for the murder of Hill.


August 20, 1867


STORAR - Died on the 18th instant, William Henry, son of Mr. Henry M. Storar, aged 16 days.


MCKENZIE (Toronto) - One of those melancholy and sad circumstances which always throw a gloom over society took place to‑day at the grocery store of Mr. J. K. McKenzie in

the City Hall Buildings, of which the following are the particulars. Mr. McKenzie came down to the store in the morning before the usual hour, opened the store, and was engaged in busiress along with his clerk, up to about noon. Nothing unusual was noticed in Mr. Mckenzie's conduct, and after serving a customer, Mr. McKenzie went down into the cellar, and being wanted shortly afterwards, the clerk went to search for him when to his intense horror, he discovered his employer lying on the floor of the cellar with his throat cut from ear to ear. The clerk at once notified the police at the City Hall Station. Drs. Newcombe, Ross, Riddel, and Buchanan were promptly on the spot and did everything in their power to relieve the unfortunate man who was yet alive. When Mr. McKenzie went down into the cellar prior to the fatal act, he first entered the water‑closet and there committed the deed, for on part of the seat was seen a large pool of blood. The penknife with which he effected his purpose has a blade about two inches and a half long and scarcely half an inch wide. By the blood which was to be seen on the floor of the cellar, Mr. McKenzie must have, after he left the water‑closet, walked to the washing trough which is placed in the western division of the cellar, and there took off his cuffs and commenced to wash his hands, as the water was bloody and the cuffs found on the ground. It is supposed that he then fell from loss of blood. A spring‑van was immediately procured, and attended by three doctors, he was conveyed to his residence on Caroline street where the cuts on his throat were sewn up by Dr. Riddel. Up to four o'clock he was still living, but his medical attendants despair of his surviving the night, the windpipe and gullet being completely cut through to the vertebral column. No reason is assigned for his having committed the rash and fatal act.


August 21, 1867


CONNELLY - Died suddenly, on the 19th instent, Mr. Patrick Connelly, in the 56th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of little Market and Locke streets, this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


Mr. Patrick Connelly, an old resident of this city, died very suddenly on Monday afternoon. It appears from the evidence taken by Dr. Rosebrugh, coroner, at the inquest, that deceased had been complaining of a pain in his chest for a week or two previous, but feeling quite well for the last few days, nothing serious was expected until the news came to his family that he had fallen down and expired while on his way home from work. The jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the above facts. Mr. Connelly was one of the oldest citizens in the western end of the city. and his kindness of manner had won for him the respect of a large circle of friends.


August 22, 1867


Crozier - We understand that a little boy, son of Mr. A. Crozier, of the Township of Saltfleet, was stung on the neck by a bumblebee on Monday, and died on the following afternoon, from the effects.


August 26, 1867


BLACK - Died on the 25th instant, Jane, the wife of Mr. Daniel Black, in the 35th year of her age. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon, at 4 p.m., from her late residence, James street.


August 29, 1867


ROUSSEAUX - Died at Ancaster, on the 28th instant, Daniel K. S., eldest son of J. Rousseaux, Esq., aged 27 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral on Friday, at 2 p.m., without further notice.


August 30, 1867


NOWLAN - A little lad, about seven years of age, named John Nowlan, was drowned in the Bay yesterday. He went to fish at eight o'clock in the morning, and in the afternoon his hat was found floating in the water by one of his companions who brought it home, and a search was instituted for the absent youth which resulted in the finding of his body in the Bay near the Commercial wharf by his own father at abount seven o'clock in the evening. When found, a fishing rod was in his hand and a little fish was struggling or the hook. It is evident that he had fallen in while fishing on the wharf. The water where the body was fourd was four feet deep. An inquest will take place at Forster's Hotel, James street, at three o'clock this afternoon before Coroner McIntosh.


FENTON (Quebec) - Gunner Fenton committed suicide whilst on sentry, yesterday morning. He shot himself with his own carbine. Deceased was a steady man of regular habits, but had at different times displayed a morbid desire to destroy himself.


September 2, 1867


SHEARSMITH - The funeral sermon of the late William Shearsmith was preached at the John Street Wesleyen Methodist Church last evening by the Rev. James Elliot. The church was crowded, and the galleries and pulpit draped for the occasion.

September 3, 1867


ROBERTS - Died in this city, on the 1st of September, after a long and painful illness borne with christian fortitude, Norlal Harrington Roberts, aged 27 years, 2 months, and 9 days, grandson of Capt. Owen Roberts of this city, The funeral will leave Capt. Roberts' residence, McNab street, near railroad bridge, on Tuesday, 3rd instant, at 4 o'clock. Friends will please attend without further notice.


September 4, 1867


LAURACON - Died at Windham, near Simcoe, formerly of South Dumfries, on the 27th August, Mr. Lauracon, aged 56 years and 5 months.


LARTER - on Saturday last, a woman named Esther Larter died very suddenly at her own house in Garafraxa, a few miles from Fergus. It appears she had been in bad health for some time and had an attack of bilious fever which somewhat abated before her death. From the fact of her death being so sudden, her friends caused an inquiry to be made, and accordingly on Sunday last, Dr. Middleton, coroner held an inquest on the body when evidence was adduced which did away with any suspicion that the woman died either through mistaken treatment or foul play. After the husband and daughters were examined, Dr. Orton of Fergus,who attended her during her illness, was sworn and testified as to his treatment during her sickness which he thought was bilious fever. Dr. Griffith, of Salem, who was ordered to make a post mortem examination, without which no satisfactory conclusion could be arrived at, being sworn presented the following report: Having examined the body of the deceased, now lying at the house of Mr. Tarter, Township of Garafraxa, I submit the following report. The body was that of a female apparently forty years of age. There were no external marks of violence on the body. Some echymosis was visible, especially on the right side of the neck owing, I think, to gravitation of blood. On opening the cavity of the thorax I found the right lung adhered to the plenta in anterior portion of the chest. The left lung was congested with dark‑coloured blood, particularly in apex and posterior portions. On examining the heart, I found the organ of natural size. The right side was filled with dark‑coloured coagulated blood. The miral valve was contracted. The pericordium was covered with coagulated lymph about one line in thickness. The cavity of the pericordium contained about four ounces of serum. On opening the abdomen, the stomach was carefully examined and found to contain a tablespoonful of nearly colourless liquid. A few dark patches of congestion were: observable on the mucous membrane of the organ in the vicinity of the cardiac orifice. The liver was enormously hypertrophied. The small intestines indicated

some slight vascular redness, but were in other respects, healthy. I am of the opinion that deceased came to her death from organic disease of the heart, and that such disease was induced or aggravated by the hypertrophy of the liver, which must have been developing itself for some time.

The jury then brought in the following verdict: That deceased died from organic disease of the heart.


September 6, 1867


MCLEOD (Goderich) - An old man, named McLeod, the town bellringer, was found dead in a ditch here this morning.


SNIDER - Died of diphtheria, in Ancaster, on the 5th instant, Matilda Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Frederick Snider, aged 7 years, 2 months, and 26 days.


ROUSSEAUX - Died yesterday, at 1 o'clock, George Herbert, infant son of J. R. Rousseaux, Jr., Funeral will leave his residence on Peel street, to‑morrow (Friday) to the Barton Church cemetery,. Friends will please attend without further notice.


September 7, 1867


BICKLE - Died in this city, September 6th, Charles John, infant son of Mr. William J. Bickle.


September 9, 1867


SMITHURST - We notice with regret in the Elora "Observer" the death of the Rev. J. Smithurst of the Township of Minto, which occurred at the St. John's parsonage, Elora, on Monday last, after a somewhat lingering illness. Mr. Smithurst was deservedly one of the most popular men in the County of Wellington. A simple minded Christian minister has continued, although engaged in farming operations, to officiate occasionally down to the day of his death. He was a warm supporter of public improvement of every description, and the Wellington, Grey, and Bruce Railway loses in him one of its earliest and most active promoters. Many of our citizens had, through this enterprise, made the acquaintance of the deceased gentleman by whom the intelligence of his death will be learned with deep sorrow.


September 11, 1867


LYON (Ottawa) - A workman, named Peter Lyon, fell from a building on Sussex street, and was taken up dead.

September 14, 1867


DAVIS - Died at the city of Hamilton, Province of Ontario, on the 13th September, after a long and painful illness, Milton Davis, Esq., in the 60th year of his age. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, corner of Gore and John streets, on Sunday next, at 3 p.m.


MCCORMICK - Died on the 12th instant, at the residence of his son‑in‑law, William Griffith, Thomas Mccormick, Esq., late of Niagara, aged 83 years. The remains will be taken to Niagara for interment.


WILLIAMS - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Frank Williams, aged 65 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Hughson and Rebecca streets, on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


THOMPSON - Died in this city,, on the 13th instant, James Greenfield, son of Mr. John Thompson, aged 4 years, 10 months, and 13 days. The funeral will leave Mr. Thompson's residence, corner of Elgin and Mary streets, to‑day (Saturday) at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


SPROTT - Died yesterday, Mrs. Mary Sprott, aged 43 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday, at 3 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, near Daniel Orr's, at the foot of John street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


SPROTT - One of those exceedingly melarcholy circumstenses occurred in the city yesterday. A widow woman, named Sprott, hanged herself by means of a towel to the top of the door of her house at the foot of John street. The matter was at once communicated to Constable McFadden, and an inquest was held on the body at Dan Orr's before coroner McIntosh at half past seven o'clock last evening. The following evidence was taken.

Thomas Davis, of Brantford, baker, being sworn: I lived in the house with deceased. Have been on a visit for the last three weeks. Her two sons, John and Thomas, also lived in the house. About seven o'clock, deceased sat down to breakfast with me. I remained in the house till near nine o'clock. I left deceased there alone. I did not see her the worse for drink while I stayed in the house. I got back about 12:20, and when I went into the house, I saw her dead on the floor. Her two sons were there and some neighbours. Am not aware of anything occurring which could annoy her. Don't know how she met her death.

Thomas Sprott sworn: I returned about fifteen minutes before noon. I saw my mother hanging to the door by the cloth produced. I endeavoured to cut her down.

The cloth was over the corner of the door and her head passed through the same loop. She fell on the floor while I was attempting to cut her down. There was a chair in the room, but it was in its place. I did not see anything she could stand on except the chair which she might have done if the door was held open. The door was about half shut when I discovered her body. She was quite dead, but not very cold when I cut her down. I did not observe whether her feet were upon the floor before I took her down. I called in the neighbours. I went first to Mr. Taylor's, and John Foster being on the road with his waggon, I called him. I found everything about the house as usual, I believe she had been to market as I saw the basket with some meat on the table. I never heard deceased say anything about hanging herself. Her clothes were all regularly on her when I found her.

John Sprott, bookbinder, being sworn said: Deceased was my mother. She was about 46 years old. I saw her this morning before going to work at 7 o'clock. She seemed in her usual health and spirits then. She got nothing to disturb her mind that I know of. She was not in the habit of taking spirits. Davis was in bed in the house with deceased when I came away. He is an old acquaintance of ours. When I came home a little after 12 o'clock, my mother was dead as described. Don't know of any cause for her committing suicide.

Catherine Finlin, being sworn, said: I have been acquainted with deceased for ten years. Saw her about 11:30 a.m. She passed my door on John street as if coming from the market. Saw nothing wrong with her.

Constable McFadden also described the body. He had searched the body and the house, but could find no letter or anything accounting for the rash act.

J. W. Rosebrugh, being sworn, said; I have examined the body of deceased. I found a discoloration on the back and sides of the neck, but not on the front or chin. The vertebral column is not broken. I did not think it necessary to make a post mortem examination. I think from the evidence and appearance of the body that the deceased came to her death from strangulation.

The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence.


September 20, 1867


KELTIE - Died in this city, on Wednesday instant, at 10 a.m., Esther Susannah, the beloved wife of David Keltie, aged 27 years, the funeral will leave the residence, corner of Elgin and Little Gore streets, this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock of which friends will please take notice.


September 21, 1867


BOTHWELL (Quebec) - A man named Bothwell dropped dead suddenly last Saturday

on his road home from Drummondville where he attended the nomination of candidates for Drummond and Athabasca.


September 25, 1867


WEBSTER - Died at Buffalo, on the 22nd instant, aged 57 years, Mr. Robert Webster, a native of Inverary, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and some time since a resident of Hamilton, C.W. His remains were conveyed to Burlington cemetery yesterday by a circle of sorrowing friends.


FRANCIS (London) - A man named Thomas Francis attempted to shoot his wife this morning. Being foiled in this, he afterwards shot himself through the head. Domestic difficulties are said to be the cause.


DRISCOLL - Our reporters at Kingston send us some particulars of a shocking murder which was committed at Morton's distillery in that city on Sunday morning between 12 and 2 o'clock. The unfortunate victim was a watchmen named Cornelius Driscoll, an unmarried man of good reputation, who had been engaged in the distillery for a large number of years. His body, shockingly mangled, was found near his usual beat on Sunday morning, about six o'clock, by a Mrs. Finigan who was going down to the lake at that hour to draw a pail of water. Frightful cuts and contusions were found on various parts of the unfortunate man's head and chest. Mrs. Finigan at once gave the alarm, and in a short time several of the neighbours, having collected together, the body was removed to the house of Mr. Higson not very far from the distillery where Driscoll had boarded for some time past.

As soon as the body was attended to, an examination of the distillery was made, no doubt existing that the murder had been committed by some cold‑blooded villains for the purpose of putting the watchman out of the way that they might the more easily rob the safe. These anticipations were found to be true. The Hofting safe in the office of the distillery was found open, the ground strewn with papers, and some $2500 taken away. A heavy sledge, a chisel, and a stout iron bar, all of which had undoubtedly been used in the breaking into the safe, were found in its immediate neighbourhood.

The police were at once put in possession of these facts. It was soon discovered that a boat belonging to a Kingstonian had been taken away, whilst some skiffs moored alongside of her, contained marks of blood. Scouts were sent out in various directions, and the telegraph wires were brought into requisition. About noon, the captain of the "Pierpoint" discovered the first trace of the supposed murderers lighting on Wolfe Island upon the boat which had been stolen by them.

Inquiry on the island brought out the fact that very early in the morning, a farmer resident there saw three men crossing his farm and carrying a small bag with them. Further inquiry showed that the suspected parties had gone to Watertown, New York, having hired a horse and buggy at Cape Vincent. On arriving at Watertown, they registered their names at Ward's Hotel as C. F. Adams, William Howard, and Edward Jones. The Watertown police, being already on their track, had little difficulty in arresting them. About eight hundred dollars of money, identified as a portion of that which had been taken from the distillery, was found in their possession. Blood stains were discovered on Adams' shirt, coat, and trousers, and some spots on Howard's cap. The prisoners were at once surrendered by the Watertown authorities, and brought to Kingston. An inquest on the body was commenced yesterday, but without eliciting anything material, and was adjourned.

A despatch received last night says that the fourth supposed murderer was arrested on one of the steamers running to the States. He gave his name as Meade, but Sergeant Major Gummings identified him as a man named Secord who formerly belonged to the Brock's Bush gang.

The people of Kingston are much excited at the awful deed and would have willingly lynched the men who were brought back if the opportunity had been afforded them.


September 26, 1867


POST - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Esekiel Post, aged 40 years. His remains will be removed from his late residence, corner of John and Tyburn streets, to‑morrow, at 10 a.m., for conveyance to Oakville for interment. Friends and acquaintances are invited without further notice.


September 27, 1867


MEWBURN - Died in the 23rd year of his age, at Clinton Place, New York, on the 17th September, 1867, from the accidental discharge of a pistol, Arthur, eldest son of Doctor Francis Mewburn, of Drummondville, Province of Ontario, and nephew of Mr. T. C. Mewburn, of this city.


September 28, 1867


MEWBURN - We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Arthur Mewburn, son of Dr. F. G. Mewburn, of Dunnville, which occurred at Clinton Place, New York, under the following circumstances. It appears that Mr. Mewburn, who for some time past has been employed in the service of the National Steamship Company at New York, had just returned from a visit to Canada, and after spending the evening with a friend, retired to his room for the night.

A few minutes afterwards, the report of a pistol was heard, and upon running to his apartments, Mr. Mewburn's friends found the unfortunate gentleman lying dead upon the floor with a discharged pistol close by. It is supposed that Mr. Mewburn was removing the pistol from his valise when it accidentally exploded. Mr. Mewburn's remains were conveyed to Dunnville, and buried on Saturday last.


BRIDGES - The late Mr. Macdonald Bridges whose death is recorded in the columns of some of our contemporaries as having taken place at the city of Ottawa on the 21st instant, was a resident of Hamilton during a period of some fifteen or sixteen years. He was a son of the late James Bridges, Esq., W.S., of Edinburgh who died two years ago in Scotland and who was distinguished during a long life for his talents, attainments, and philanthrophy. The subject of this short memoir was also a nephew of Mr. David Bridges of  "Blackwoods Noctes Anbrosienae" and the "Chaldee Manuscript",

He has been cut down in the prime of life and to the regret of his friends and admirers, and he had many of both, without having achieved for himself that position which his remarkable talents and acquirements promised to secure him. He was a ripe scholar, a sound lawyer, and endowed with many rare and graceful accomplishments. A pupil of the celebrated Professor Blackie, now occupying the chair of Creek of the University of Edinburgh, but formerly of Aberdeen, Mr. Bridges 'alma mater', he did infinite credit to his master. Thoroughly familiar with the Hellenic language, poetry, and arts, he read Homer and the other classic authors of Greece as a delightful pastime.

He had quite a passion for music, and he attained very considerable power of execution upon various instruments in the highest range of that charming art. His musical renunions, which he used to have weekly a few years ago, will be long remembered with pleasure by those who were favoured with the privilege of being of the party. He was a man whose disposition was naturally scrupulously honourable and kind, whose habits were social and genially suggestive in the company of his friends of intellectual themes, illustrated sometimes with scintillations of rich wit and racy humour. Let it not be forgotten, too, that he had a sincere regard for the truths of the Christian faith. Poor Bridges! Farewell to him. Peace to his ashes.


October 2, 1867


LINEKER - Died on the 1st instant, in her eightieth year, Mrs. Hannah Lineker, sister of the late Rev. A. Booker, of this city. The funeral will take place to‑morrow (Thursday) at 3 o'clock p.m., from the residence of Mr. W. D. Booker, Vine street. Friends will please attend without further notice.

ROBERTS - Died in this city, on the 1st October, Eliza, wife of John Roberts, Esq., Staff Officer of Pensioners, The funeral will take place to‑morrow (Thursday) at 3 o'clock from his residence on Wellington street. Friends will please attend without further notice.


October 4, 1867


MCBRIDE (Guelph) - On Thursday morning last, a sad accident occurred at the house of Mr. Thomas McBride, Church street. Mrs. McBride was clearing away the breakfast dishes, and her infant daughter, Anne, was sitting at the table. In leaving the room for a few minutes, she left Anne in the care of her sister. In that time, the child reached out its hand to a pail of hot water standing by, and before her sister could interfere, upset it upon herself. The mother was at once called, and quickly dipped it into a tub of cold water as the best way to prevent the burns going deeper. Dr. Parker was soon in attendance, and though he gave a formal prescription, he was confident the child would rot recover. The scald extended over the left arm and breast. The poor little creature lingered uncertainly between life and death till Saturday when its sufferings ended.


BRADY - A sad accident occurred on Monday last on the Governor's road near Copetown which resulted in the death of Thomas Brady, a young man 25 years of age, son of Mr. John Brady of Dundas . The deceased was engaged teaming slabs from Elliot's saw mill, and while on the road, he fell from his load, and the accident resulted in his death before medical assistance could be obtained. His arm had been run over by the waggon, and it is supposed that the wheel had also come in contact with his head as it was cut and bruised very badly An inquest was held on the body before Dr. McMahon, coroner, of Dundas, and a verdict was returned in accordance with the above facts.


October 8, 1867


SMITH (Chatham) - On Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Isaac Smith and children, and Mrs. William Roberts Baxter, Jr., all of Chatham, while driving in a buggy in the Township of Howard, near Morpeth, the horse baIked and backed, upsetting the buggy over a culvert. Both ladies and the children were thrown into the ditch, the buggy and the horse falling on them. We regret to state that both the children were killed and Mrs. Baxter seriously injured. Mrs. Smith's arm was badly injured. Her arm was caught under the buggy, and it was nearly an hour before she could extricate herself and get assistance from the nearest house, which was too late to save the children. One was dead, having been suffocated under the buggy.

The other died in her arms a few moments after. Mrs. Baxter was apparently fatally injured, but to‑day she is considered out of danger.


October 10, 1967


HOWARD - Died at Chicago, on Monday, the 7th instant, Mr. M. Howard, late of Hamilton, aged 37 years. The funeral will leave his mother's residence, corner of John and Gore streets, to‑day (Thursday), at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to atterd without further notice.


October 12, 1867


WHITTAKER - Died at Toronto, on the 9th instant, Mr. C. Whittaker, aged 48 years, formerly of this city.


October 14, 1867


WILSON - We regret having to announce the death of Mr. Roswell Wilson, which took place on Friday morning at his residence in Barton. A week ago, he was kicked in the side by a horse, and his ribs perforated his lungs, causing death. The deceased lived a number of years in the neighbourhood of this city and was universally respected. He was one of the best horse trainers in the country, and has met his death in his zeal and anxiety in attending to the animals placed under his care. Poor Wilson has died leaving behind him the memory of a hard‑working, kind‑hearted, honest man whose like it will be long before we see again.


October 15, 1867


CHANTER (Quebec) - A man named Aspone Chanter, while at work on Friday last on the roof of St. Saveur Church, fell a distance of seventy feet to the ground, striking several beams in his descent. He was fearfully mangled and died the same night,


October 16, 1867


BOOSE (Quebec) - A boy, five years old, son of one Boose, of Checoatimo, Saguenay, in the absence of the servant, went to the cooking house to make a fire. While engaged in doing so, his clothes took fire, inflicting injuries from which he died seven hours afterward.


October 17, 1867


MERRILEES - Died at New Orleans, on the 10th October, of yellow fever,

aged 27 years, Isabella, youngest daughter of James Merrilees, of Cincinnati, Ohio.


October 18, 1867


CHISHOLM - Died yesterday morning, the 17th instant, J. G. Chisholm, aged 42 years, son of the late Col. John Chisholm. The funeral will leave his late residence to‑day (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


October 21, 1867


CAIN - On Saturday morning, an inquest before Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, was held at the James Street Police Station on the body of a middle‑aged man named Peter Cain who had been found dead in the house of Hugh Jordan near the foot of James street. From the evidence adduced, it seemed that the deceased had been addicted for some years past to intemperate habits, and had entered Jordan's house during one of his sprees, lay down, and was found dead by the inmates of the house on their getting up. No mark of violence was found or the body, The jury agreed on “intemperance and exposure” as being the cause of his death.


October 23, 1867


PARISEAU (Montreal) - A child named Pariseau was run over by a horse and cart in a field yesterday and killed.


October 24, 1867


FORD (Owen Sound) - About noon yesterday, a young man named Anthony Ford was travelling along between the 4th end 5th concessions of Derby in a waggon when his attention was arrested by hearing the snap of a gun close to him. He looked and saw a man very rear him, muffled up in some oilskin which almost concealed his face and prevented his recognition. He carried both a gun and a revolver. As soon as Ford turned around, the man presented the revolver at him again and fired, the shot entering his back about the loins. The murderer instantly fled, and Ford got out of the waggon and tried to follow him, but sank on the ground from exhaustion. With much pain and trouble, he crawled back to the waggon, calling for help, and his cries were heard by Mr. Maxwell who took him to his house where, after receiving the best medical treatment, he died in great pain. No clue has yet been obtained as to the murderer.


EDWARDS - About two o'clock yesterday morning, a young woman named Sarah Edwards, who has resided in the city for about four years, maintaining herself by sewing, died at her rooms

in the house of a woman named Mary Burnett on Catherine street near Peel. The circumstances of her sickness and death excited the suspicion that it was the result of the treatment of a person styling himself as "Dr" Davis. The Chief of Police, having obtained information of the affair and having himself a personal knowledge of a few suspicious circumstances connected therewith, at once laid the matter before Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, who immediately entered into an enquiry. A jury was summoned, and an inquest commenced in the King William Police Station yesterday afternoon,

The first witness called was Mrs. Johnson. She had visited the deceased during her illness and saw Dr. Davis in attendance upon her.

Sarah Smith testified that she had heard of deceased being ill, and at the request of the last witness visited her or Friday evening last, remaining all night. Witness found her very ill in bed, but could give no explanation to the jury as to what was the matter. Witness called again on Tuesday evening and found Dr. Davis and Dr. Case at the house. Deceased was vomiting, and an odour similar to that occasioned by childbirth was quite perceptible in the room.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Crawford, employed to wash clothes for deceased, testified from stains and marks of those sent to her, a couple of days ago, that a miscarriage had occurred

M. J. Smith, a young married woman who assisted the last witness to wash deceased's clothes, gave similar testimony.

Mary Burnett, from whom deceased had sub‑let a room, testified that the deceased had occupied the place some four months. For two weeks prior to her death, she was confined to bed. On Thursday week was taken suddenly ill, complaining of a pain in her hips, and at the request of the deceased Dr. Davis was called in and prescribed a liquid medicine. She took it three times a day. The medicine had the effect of making her vomit. He called twice to see her. On Wednesday, was apparently worse, and witness went for Dr. Davis again. He called about half past 8 o'clock in the evening, and at once sent for Dr. Case. The latter came, and they remained with the deceased until 4 o'clock next morning. They stated that she had chill fever. They continued to call together until Monday last, deceased not taking any of Davis's medicine after Dr. Case was called in. Since Monday, Dr. Case continued to call alone. Deceased was taken with severe pains in her side previous to sending for Davis on the second occasion. Witness thought the stains on the linen were caused by the application of flannel with hot vinegar. Dr. Henwood was called in after Davis gave up attending. After Davis's medicine was used, the bottles were thrown into the yard. The inquest was then adjourned until one o'clock this afternoon. A large number of witnesses remain to be examined including Drs. Henwood, Mackelcan, and Case, who made a post mortem examination of the body. Davis was not present at the inquest, although he

received a notice from the coroner, but the proceedings were watched by a legal gentleman in his interest.


October 25, 1867


McIntyre (St. Catharines) - A man named James McIntyre, aged 19 years, had his skull broken yesterday by being struck with the crank of the windless attached to a gate of Lock No. 5 on the canal. He died this morning from the injury.


October 26, 1867


TYNER - It is with regret that we announce the death of Adam Clarke Tyner, Esq., a young and talented member of the Canadian press, which occurred at Toronto on Thursday last. Mr. Tyner, who has lately been connected with the "Toronto Evening Telegram", has for some time past been in falling health and found it necessary to abandon the arduous duties of his profession and try the effects of rest and change of air and scene. To this end, he visited the shores of Lake Superior where he remained for some time. The seeds of disease, however, were too firmly planted in his system, and although at first he seemed to rally a little, the change for the better was of short duration, and he soon became worse.

Finding that he was gradually sinking, he longed for home, and immediately set out for Toronto. Mr. Cumberland of the Northern Railway put a special car at the disposal of the invalid, and everything was done to render the journey as easy and as endurable as possible. But when Mr. Tyner arrived in Toronto, it was evident that he had not long to live, and he gradually sank to rest on Thursday afternoon.

From a very early age, the deceased made up his mind to follow the profession of literature, and in the long close study necessary in order to qualify himself for the position of journalism, the germ of consumption doubtless first entered his system. At Upper Canada College and at the University of Toronto, he carried off high honours, obtaining the Governor General's prize at the first named institution and gaining a scholarship at the University. In his literary productions, humour and poetical genius were beautifully blended and rendered Mr. Tyrer's production at all times noteworthy and acceptable to the public.

And those who knew him best can testify to the affectionate generosity and kindness of his disposition which won for him the love of all who knew him and makes his early loss so deeply mourned, cut off at the commencement of his career in the first flush of his rising fame. Adam Clarke Tyner has left behind him a record full of gracious and tender memories which will long be cherished by his literay(concerning the writing, study, or content of literature) and other friends. Deceased was 27 years of age.

October 28, 1867


KIRKINDALL - Died in Barton, on the 27th instant, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Nancy Kirkindall, aged 66 years, relict of the late William Kirkindall, of this city. The funeral will leave the residence of her son‑in‑law, Mr. Walter Muirhead, to‑morrow, 29th instant, at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


October 30, 1867


SELLAR (Montreal) - It is with much regret the we find ourselves called upon this morning to record the death of the late Mr. Thomas Sellar, proprietor of the "Echo" and "Protestant Episcopal Recorder". Mr. Sellar has for many years been connected with the Press in Canada, and was much esteemed.for his genial good nature as well as for many sterling qualities by all who knew him, and especially by his more intimate friends of the profession. He received a mark of their esteem in 1866 by being elected to the office of President of the Press Association of Canada at the last annual meeting he attended, accompanying the Association on the excursion to Goderich. Detroit, etc. Mr. Sellar who has been removed at an early age of 39 years, was a native of Elgin, Scotland. He retired for a time to Glasgow, and at the age of 24 came to Canada where he engaged in business in the west. Subsequently he occupied the office of sub‑editor of the "Globe", a paper with which he continued in after years to maintain a connection.

He next became proprietor of the "Echo", the office of which was removed to Montreal about 1865. From that time, the deceased has continued to reside in this city where, as in other places, he made many warm friends. The "Echo" has been distinguished as the organ of the Evangelical party among whom, as well as with churchmen generally, it has occupied a high position. Early in the past summer, Mr. Sellar was troubled with what at first appeared to be only a slight cold, and though suffering somewhat from weakness, he attended the Press Association at Goderich, and was afterward present at the meeting of the Diocesan Synod of Ontario at Kingston. He returned to Montreal early in August, the first symptoms of the disease having developed themselves into inflammation of the lungs. Ever since he has been confined to the house, the case assuming a very complicated character, and resulting in death on Sunday morning. Mr. Sellar was married in the summer of 1866.


SALTER - Yesterday morning, a melancholy accident occurred on the Bay which resulted in the death by drowning of Mr. J. B. Salter, veterinary surgeon, residing at Stoney Greek It seems that Mr. Salter, accompanied by Dr. Overholt, also of Stoney Creek, started out yesterday morning to enjoy a few hours duck shooting on the bay,

and procured a skiff from Mr. John Dines on the beach. They had been out but a short time when the skiff commenced filling, and a dog on board caused it to upset by his movements. Dr. Overholt clung to the skiff, but Mr. Salter was unable to gain a hold and after struggling in the water for a short time and appealing to his friend who was unable to assist him, he disappeared beneath the surface. The doctor remained in the water about half an hour when he was rescued in an exhausted condition by Mr. Jacob Corey, a resident on the beach, who had been several times previous instrumental in saving life in similar circumstances. Mr. Salter leaves a wife and two children to mourn their untimely loss.


October 31, 1867


DUNSTAN - Died at Wellington Square, on the 30th instant, of scarlet fever, aged 2 years and 9 months, Norman Grey B., third son of R. Jewell Dunstan. The funeral will leave the Square at 9 a.m., this (Thursday) morning, meeting friends at the Burlington cemetery at 10:30 a.m.


November 1, 1867


NEIL - The mortal remains of Private Patrick Neil, of the 29th Regiment, who died on Tuesday afternoon last, were interred at the Roman Catholic cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral was attended by the members of the company to which the deceased belonged, also by the band of the Regiment. A large number of citizens turned out to witness the funeral as it moved slowly along King street. The deceased was an old soldier, having completed twenty years in the service and was highly respected by all the ranks in the Regiment. This is the first death which has occurred in the 29th Regiment since their arrival in Canada.


STRACHAN - Another of the old landmarks which connect the present with the past is gone. The Right Reverend Dr. Strachan, Bishop of Toronto, is no more. After a long life of zealous usefulness in Church and State, he has been called home to his reward, and we are left to mourn the loss of one to whom, under God, the Church of England in this country is more indebted than to any other man who has ever exercised authority within her pale. At about mid‑day yesterday, after a short illness, the venerable prelate breathed his last at the patriarchal age of ninety‑two, retaining his faculties clear and unimpaired to the last, and preserving even to the hour of his death the same unwavering interest in the welfare of the church in whose service his life had been spent.

Dr. Strachan was born in Aberdeen or the 12th April, 1778, and received his education at the Grammar School of the city.

At the age of fifteen, he matriculated at King's College, and afterwards received the degree of A.M. He then removed to St. Andrew's where he was the fellow student of the celebrated Dr. Chalmers whom old people now remember as an old man when they were young. At the age of nineteen, having a mother and two sisters dependent on him, he applied for, and obtained, by public competition the parochial school of Kettle. Here, as he himself stated in a charge delivered in 1860, he made his first essay in the great field of educational labour, and commenced his career with a deeply rooted love for the cause, and with something of a fore‑knowledge of the success which has since crowned his efforts.

His removal to Canada was in the cause of education. Governor Simcoe had determined upon establishing Grammar Schools in every district of the Province with a University at their head at the seat of Government. In order to carry out this project, the Governor gave authority to the Hon. Richard Cartwright and the Hon. Robert Hamilton to procure a gentleman from Scotland to take charge of the University. The offer was first made to Dr. Chalmers, then a student at St. Andrew's, who declined the appointment but recommending Mr. Strachan who accepted and sailed from Greenock towards the end of August, 1799, reaching Canada only on the last day of the year, suffering much during the dreary four months' voyage. Unfortunately, however, Governor Simcoe had, some time before, left for England, and his successor, not being disposed to carry out the arrangement, a terrible disappointment awaited the young scholar. "My reasonable expectation", says he, "was cruelly blighted, a lonely Stranger in a foreign land without any resources or a single friend".

 Mr. Cartwright, under the circumstances, recommended him to open a private Grammar School at Kingston, placing his four boys under his direction, and Mr. Strachan thus commenced, in Canada, the career which has been so remarkably successful since. Here he formed the acquaintance of the Rev. Dr. Stuart, the rector of the parish and Bishop Commissary for Upper Canada, under whom he continued his theological studies, and on the 2nd of May, 1803, he was ordained deacon by the Right Reverend Dr. Mountain, the first Protestant Bishop of Quebec, and on the 3rd of June, 1804, he was admitted by the same prelate into the Holy order of Priests, and was appointed to the mission of Cornwall. Immediately upon his removal, he commenced the Grammar school at that place which has so deservedly celebrated a record in the educational history of the country. Among his pupils were some who have since occupied the most honourable and distinguished positions in the Province, among them the late Chief Justice of Upper Canada, sir John Beverly Robinson, and the late Sir T. B. Macaulay, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.

Mr. Strachan was not forgotten by his old colleges. In 1807, the University of St. Andrew's conferred on him the degree of L.L.D., and the same year, he received the degree

of D.D. from the University of Aberdeen. In 1812, he was appointed Rector of York, and removed thither, and six years afterwards, he received, by royal warrant, the appointment of Executive Councillor, and took his seat in the Legislative Council to the Province of Upper Canada. He was an active member of the Executive, his great intellect and clear and vigorous faculties giving him a very large influence. In 1825, he was promoted to the Archdeaconry of York, and in 1839, was created Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto, being the first Protestant Bishop of Upper Canada. Meanwhile, in 1836, he resigned his seat in the Executive Council, and in 1840, withdrew altogether from active political life by resigning his place as a member of the Legislative Council.

Since that time, he had devoted himself unremittingly to the interests of the Church. He established the Church Society about the time of the Union, its object being the propagation of the gospel in the remote settlements of the country, and to the day of his death, he took the liveliest interest in the missionary work of the church. Many a backwoods settler has been cheered by the annual visitations of the venerable and venerated bishop, and although the Society has not yet, to the discredit of the membership of the Church of England, attained the position which its great end good founder contemplated for it, he lived to see it made the means of establishing the ministrations of the Church in many of the remotest parts of the Province.

To write fully, the life of the late Bishop would be to write the history, political, educational and religious, of the Province. We hope some pen worthy of the task may be employed to perform this work. For us, in the moment of our sorrow, it belongs only to indicate, as we have done in a few brief sentences, the more prominent events in this great and good man's career. To few is it given to pass a life of active toil and earnest labour such as the late Dr. Strachan passed, and retain to the last his faculties in full vigour and the personal recollections of nearly a century. In his life we have an example of what an indomitable spirit of perseverance and a vigorous intellect can accomplish.

The Church of England to‑day mourns the loss of her earliest and truest friend. Her prayers will be that the bright example which he has left and the earnest words of admonition and advice which he so often addressed to her may be the influence of the good old prelate will be continually felt by her, prompting her to greater efforts for the spread of the Christianity of which in his well‑spent life he was so bright an example.


November 4, 1867


WRIGHT - Died at Houston, Texas, on Sunday, 29th September last, of yellow fever, Henry Wright, youngest son of David Wright, of this city, in the 27th year of his age.

WRIGHT - We regret to announce the death of Mr. Henry Wright, youngest son of David Wright, Esq., of this city. The deceased was much respected in Hamilton, and the news of his death will be received with deep sorrow by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. At the affair at Ridgeway, he served in the ranks of the 13th Battalion and was wounded. Only a very short time since, deceased went to Texas to join his brother, and although such a newcomer, we understand that he had won many friends among the people of Houston, at which city he died of yellow fever after a very brief illness.


November 6, 1867


MENZIES - Died at Brampton, on the 1st November, William Menzies, a‑native of Lanarkshire, Scotland, and formerly of the Township of Ancaster, aged 50 years. The remains were brought up by train on Monday, to Hamilton, when they were met by a number of friends from Ancaster where he was interred.


November 7, 1867


ANDERSON - Died in the Township of Saltfleet, at the residence of Mr. Joseph Jardine, on the 6th instant, William Anderson, a native of Dumfries‑shire, Scotland, in the 78th year of his age. The funeral will leave Mr. Jardine's residence on Friday, the 8th instant, at 11 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation to atterd without further notice.


PAISLEY - Yesterday a little before noon, an accident occurred at one of the plaster beds near York on the Grand River which resulted in the immediate death of a man named Thomas Paisley and the injury of John Emerson to such an extent that there is very little hope entertained of his recovery. It appears that the men were working on the bed when a strata of stone overhead, some eight or nine feet square and 9 or 10 inches thick, fell in on them, and so injured them that Paisley died in about an hour after being extricated from under the store, and Emerson is not expected to recover. There was third man in the bed. He fortunately escaped injury. The deceased leaves a widow to mourn his loss.


November 14, 1867


IRELAND - Died at Nelson, the 13th instant, Mrs. Ruth, wife of Joseph Ireland, Esq., aged 65 years ard 8 months. The funeral will take place on Friday, the 15th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please atterd without further notice.

DICKERMAN - Died at his residence, New Haven, Conn., on the 13th instant, James Porter Dickerman, Esq., formerly of the firm of McQuesten and Co. of this city in the 56th year of his age.

Very many of our readers will read with extreme regret the announcement of the death of James Porter Dickerman, Esq., which occurred at his residence at New Haven yesterday. Mr. Dickerman was for 30 years of his life a resident of this city, being a partner in the well‑known and much respected firm of McQuesten and Co. During that time, he made himself a very large circle of friends and earned for himself the highest of all honours, the character of a Christian gentleman.


November 15, 1867


NELLES - Died at Grimsby, on the 16th instant, Henry Fanning, infant son of H. E. Nelles. Funeral will take place on Friday at 3 p.m.


GAUGNON (Montreal) - A man, name Alphonse Gaugnon, was yesterday killed on the Grand Trunk Railway at Point St. Charles. The cars passed over his legs and right arm. Verdict: accidental death.


WOOD (Quebec) - Sergeant Wood of the Third Brigade, Royal Artillery, died suddenly in the house of Mrs, Joyce, Nouvelle street, on yesterday morning.


November 18, 1867


CANN - Died on the 11th instant, at Hartland, Devonshire, England, Mr. Samuel Cann, aged 83 years, and on the 13th October, at the same place, Margaret Cann, relict of the above, aged 82 years, father and mother of the late Samuel Cann, of this city.


HENERY - Died in this city, on Saturday, November 16th, Grace, wife of Mr. John Henery, aged 26 years. The funeral will leave Mr. H’s residence, Rebecca street, on Monday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.


November 19, 1867


WINYARD - Died in Selkirk, on the 7th instant, Elizabeth, relict of the late Charles Winyard, of Ancaster, and mother of Robert Winyard, merchant, Selkirk, in the 67th year of her age.

YOUNG - Died last evening, at Hess street, Hamilton, Ontario, Thomas William, sixth son of Maitland Young, Esq., formerly of Glasgow, Scotland. Funeral will leave his father's residence on Thursday, 21st instant, at 3 p.m.


DROLET (Quebec) - A carter, named Edward Drolet, died suddenly of apoplexy, while sawing wood on Saturday morning.


November 22, 1867


LAND - Died at his residence, Barton street, on Thursday, the 21st November, 1867, Colonel Robert Land, aged 95 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday next, at two p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.

Our obituary of to‑day contains the announcement of the death of Colonel Robert Land in the 95th year of his age.

Another veteran of a bygone age has been taken from amongst us. Few men were more widely known and respected than he who has now left us, after having been permitted to live a quarter of a century beyond the three score years and ten allotted to man.

The father of the deceased, true to his allegiance to the British Crown, left the State of Pennsylvania with his young family on the breaking out of the Revolutionary War and after various vicissitudes and hardships, arrived at Burlington Bay where he located the land now forming the homestead, and where his son, Robert, joined him in 1791 from New Brunswick where he had lived for several years.

Amongst the early settlers in this part of Canada, no man was better known that Robert Land. In early life he was appointed a Justice of the Peace, a very important office in those days, and was an active administrator of justice for many years.

On the declaration of war by the American government in 1812, he was among the first to join Captain Hatt's company of Flankers as Lieutenant, and was present and took part in the Battle of Lundy's Lane and the occupation of Detroit.

The evening previous to the engagement of Stoney Creek, it came to the knowledge of Colonel Harvey of the 69th Regiment, afterwards Sir John Harvey, that a number of American troops had landed at Burlington Beech to re‑inforce the troops then in possession of Stoney Creek whose juncture it was important to prevent. Colonel Harvey sent for Lieutenant Land whom he had been told knew the country well, and asked him if he could so dispose his company as to retard their progress. That responsible duty, Lieutenant Land at once assumed, and by his skill prevented that juncture and enabled Colonel Harvey to capture the entire American force at Stoney Creek.

On the breaking out of the Rebellion in 1837, Colonel Land, having been long previously promoted to that rank in the Sedentary Militia, was placed in command at Hamilton and discharged the responsible duties of that position with the utmost satisfaction to all concerned, but at great sacrifice to his personal health which compelled him to retire from active life.

The estimation in which he was held was exemplified on one occasion when the late Chief Justice Robinson, who knew young Land in 1812, on being congratulated on his holding court in Hamilton, remarked that he always felt gratified on his visits to Hamilton to see his old friend, Colonel Land, in health, and have his company as associate on the Bench.

Colonel Land was a member of the Ancient Order of Free and Acceptable Masons, he having been initiated In the Barton Lodge on the 7th November, 1796, being at his decease, we believe, the oldest Mason in Canada

The name of Land is honourably recorded in the history of Barton, and to the Masonic zeal and fidelity of his brother, Ephraim, they owe the preservation of the jewels and the property of the Lodge for a period of twenty‑six years.

Every Mason who knew Brother Land recognized in him a worthy member of the craft, and will mark their regard for him by attending his funeral on Sunday which will take place with Masonic Honours. Few Masons, we believe, had better claims to that honour as in his life and conversation were truly exemplified those true Masonic principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.


November 23, 1867


DIXON - Died at Houston, Texas, on September 19, 1867, of yellow fever, Mr. Thomas C. Dixon, formerly of this city, aged 70 years.


November 26, 1867


DAVIS - Died in this city, on Sunday, 26th instant, of inflammation of the lungs, John, son of Mr. William Davis, aged 22 years. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Mary street, on Tuesday, the 26th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


November 29, 1867


MCKAY - We learn that a melancholy accident occurred on Thursday last in the woods in the Township of Harwich, County of Kent. It appears that the deceased, whose name is McKay, had been coon hunting and proceeded to chop down the tree in which the coon had taken refuge, but in doing so, the tree fell upon a tree close by,

breaking off a limb which struck the unfortunate man on the breast, resulting in his death shortly afterwards. The deceased was about 30 years of age and resided on the Rondeau road.


December 2, 1867


MARS - Died in this city, on the 30th November, at the residence of her son, Margaret Mars, in the 78th year of her age. The funeral will take place from tbe residence of Mr. Alexarder Mars, King William street, to‑day (Monday) at half past one o'clock.


December 5, 1867


MILLS - Died on Tuesday, the 3rd instant, Christina Mills, relict of the late James Mills, Esq., aged 81 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, corner of King and Queen streets, on Sunday, the 8th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


SNOOKS - A child, three years old, daughter of Mr. Snooks, of Dover, in Kent, was burned to death on Friday last. She had been left at home by her parents, who had gone to town, in charge of a neighbour who, on returning from the wood yard whither she went to get some chips, met the child rushing from the house, her clothes being in a blaze. The flames were immediately extinguished, but the poor little creature was so badly injured that she died in a few hours. When will parents learn to value their children's well‑being and safety sufficiently highly to prompt thoughtful and discreet conduct with regard to them?


FRANCHER (Montreal) - The inquest on the body of Francher, killed at Chambly, has terminated in a verdict of "murder" against Madame Demers and one daughter. The father, the other daughter, and the servant are included as accessories before the fact. The statement of Mrs. Demers is that, on the night of the 2nd November, deceased endeavoured to obtain entrance into her house which bears a bad reputation, and on his refusing to go away, she and one of her daughters struck him on the head with a poker. Subsequently finding life extinct, they threw the body into the river.


December 6, 1867


BURNESS - The Indian, Burness, who was badly beaten by another Indian, named Curley, near Caledonia, has since died of his wounds. A warrant is out for the arrest of the latter.

December 9, 1867


RYAN - Died suddenly in this city, on the 7th instant, Judith LaTaque, wife of Mr. Thomas Ryan, shoemaker, late of Guernsey, Channel Islands, aged 50 years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, 10th instant, from her late residence, McNab street, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


LEOPARD - A fire occurred in the Township of Westminster, a mile from London, to‑day, by which a frame dwelling was burnt down, and a sick woman, name Leonard, was burned to death. The body was charred to a cinder and was recovered from the ruins after the fire had subsided.


COOCH (Montreal) - Captain Arthur Cooch, of the 16th Regiment, shot himself yesterday afternoon. Deceased came from England a few days ago, and since his arrival, had been very melancholy and shunned society. Three months ago, he married the daughter of General Murray. His wife is in England. He shot himself in the mouth, the ball passing out through his skull. Verdict: suicide while labouring under aberration of mind.


December 12, 1867


ASSELIN - Died in this city, on Wednesday, December list, Madame Louise Asselin, aged 72 years. The funeral will leave Mr. F. Cherrier's residence, Sheaffe street, near Bay, on Friday, at 9 a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


JANVEAN - An inquest was held last evening on the body of one Janvean who was knocked down in the morning by the shafts of a sleigh, when death ensued in a few hours afterwards. The carter was exonerated from all blame as the drifting snow prevented him from seeing deceased. (Montreal)


ALLEN (Kingston) - Sarie Allen, one of the parties convicted in the recent murder at Morton's distillery, was executed at a few minutes after 11 o'clock this morning. It was intended that the execution should take place earlier, but at the earnest request of Allen's spiritual advisers, it was changed. He walked to the gallows with a firm step and refused to have the black cap drawn over his head. The drop which was about five feet, broke his neck, and he died as he had previously asserted he would, with a smile on his face. Before leaving the jail, he handed his counsel a paper, the contents of which have not transpired. About 1500 persons witnessed the execution, the weather cold and clear.

December 13, 1867


L'ESPERANCE - The following are some additional particulars of the sad accident at the Tecumseh Railway station near Windsor on Saturday evening.

The sufferers were Mr. Antoine L'Esperance, his wife, and a lad aged 16 years. Mr. and Mrs. L'Esperance, who reside at Bear Creek, had been in Windsor during the day, and returning to their home in the evening, just at they were crossing the railroad track at Tecumseh station, the night express going east struck the horse and carriage, killing Mr. and Mrs. L'Esperance instantly, and seriously injuring their son. The bodies of the two former were thrown upon the track and were run over and mangled in a most horrible manner. The head of Mr. L'Esperance was severed from his body and thrown a distance of forty feet from the track.. The body of the woman was literally cut to pieces and scattered for some distance along the track. The boy was apparently thrown to one side of the track and suffered severe bruises and also the breaking of a leg. His condition is not considered dangerous, though his injuries are very severe. Intelligence of the accident was at once sent to Windsor., and Dr. Donnelly of that place and other parties, including Coroner Casgrain, proceeded there and attended to the injuries of the boy and the remains of the deceased.

A jury was summoned for the purpose of holding an inquest which adjourned in order to procure the testimony of the engineer and other railroad employees.

Mr. L'Esperance was a wealthy farmer, about 55 years of age, was a highly esteemed citizen of Essex County, and leaves a family of some eight or ten children, some of them grown up. As yet no blame seems to be attached to the Railroad company or its employees.


ANSELL - By special steamer just in, we learn that the Hon. Mr. Ansell, member of the legislative Counci1, Nova Scotia, 12 years, and of the Assembly, 15 years, died at Digby on the 27th ultimo.


December 16, 1867


MAHER (Quebec) - An old man named Maher died suddenly yesterday. The coroner's jury found a verdict: Died of natural causes.


December 17, 1867


COULSON - A fire broke out in a house occupied by Mr. Coulson, living near Lowville, Nelson Township, County of Halton, on Saturday night last by which his wife and babe were burned to death. He himself barely escaped and was very much burned.

LOTTRIDGE - Died in this city, on Monday, December 16, George Alexander, third son of Robert Lottridge, Esq., aged 27 years and ten months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, Rebecca street, between John and Hughson, on Wednesday, December 18th, at half past ten for the place of interment at Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


It is with much regret that we announce the death of George A. Lottridge of the firm of J W. Lottridge and Co., which occurred yesterday morning. The deceased was only 27 years of are, but had already won the universal respect and esteem of the people of this city, and his early death will be very generally deplored.


December 19, 1867


ROUTH - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, John Talbot, infant son of Mr. Percy G. Routh.


FOND (Quebec) - A young man named John Fond dropped dead in Champlain Market this evening.


December 20, 1867


STRAND - Early on Tuesday morning, a man named John Strand, residing at Komoka, was found dead on the track of the Great Western Railway, about one and a quarter miles west of Mount Brydges. From the evidence adduced at the inquest, it appeared that deceased was journeyman miller who had left his home last Friday in search of employment. It is supposed he was returning home on the track when he was overtaken by a passing train. When discovered, he had one boot and one sock off, from which circumstance it is supposed he had sat down and removed his boot for the purpose of seeing his foot. While so engaged, he must have been taken in a fit or fallen asleep or failed to hear the approach of the train. The wheels of it passed over one foot and leg, the same limb off which he had removed his boot and sock. Deceased was a man of good character, and leaves a wife and seven children in destitute circumstances to deplore his untimely end. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.


THOMER - Died in this city, on Thursday, the 19th instant, Lieut Col John Thomer, in the 81st year of his age. The funeral,will take place on Sunday, the 22nd, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


CAMPBELL - Died in this city, on the morning of the 19th instant, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian patience, Donald Campbell,

a native of Caithness‑shire, Scotland, and for many years an employee of the G.W. Railway Co. in this city, aged 41 years and 7 months. The funeral will take place to‑day (Friday ) afternoon at three o'clock from his late residence, Wilson street.


HENDERSON - Died at Sunnyside, B.F., lot 12, East Flamborough, on the 19th instant, Donald Henderson, aged 35 years. The funeral will leave his late residence for Burlington cemetery on. Sunday, 22nd instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


December 25, 1867


LALONDE (Kingston) - A man named Charles Lalonde, while crossing the ice from Wolfe Island to this city to‑day, broke through, and before assistance could reach him, he was drowned.


FURY - Yesterday morning, a fireman was killed in a very shocking, manner between Suspension Bridge and Buffalo, somewhere near Black Rock. He was looking out the cab window when his head came in contact with a spike in one of the bridges, and was literally mashed to pieces. The name of the unfortunate man was Thomas Fury.


December 27, 1867


BROWN - A few minutes after eight o'clock lest evening, a discharged soldier of the 67th Regiment named Brown was found dead by John Armstrong in a privy in the rear of his saloon on King William street. Constable McMenemry at once notified Coroner McIntosh of the occurrence who ordered a removal of the body to the dead house. A jury will be summoned for 11 o'clock this morning at the King William street station,


December 28, 1867


CAMPBELL (Montreal) - Last night, shortly after eight o'clock, George Wilson, a reduced Lance Corporal of the 100th Regiment, shot James Campbell, a Lance Corporal of the same corps, killing him instantly. They were both young men. It is supposed that Wilson had been labouring under a temporary fit of insanity from the effects of liquor. An inquest was held to‑day.


BROWN - An inquest was held yesterday at 11 o'clock a.m. at the old police station before D. Mackintosh, M.D., coroner, on the body of the unfortunate man, Samuel Brown, whose sudden death on the premises of Jason Armstrong, tavern keeper, King William street, we alluded to in a paragraph yesterday morning.

A number of witnesses were examined whose evidence went to show that the deceased was a very hard drinker, and was in the habit of entering the place where the body was found, to sleep off the effects of liquor. Deceased had partaken of a hearty dinner at Armstong's about half past one o'clock. He was a private in the 67th Regiment at the time the corps was stationed in Hamilton and did volunteer service at Windsor some time ago where he lost a leg by being run over by a locomotive on the Great Western Railway, Since this time, he has subsisted mainly on whiskey. Dr. Rosebrugh, who made a post mortem examination, testified that the appearance of the liver, stomach, etc. proved clearly that the death of the deceased was caused by a long continued course of excessive intoxication. The jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the evidence of the doctor.


December 30, 1867


MASON - Died in this city, on Friday, December 27th 1867, Fanny Phillis, infant daughter of Mr. C. B. Mason, aged 5 months and 6 days.


December 31, 1867


BLAIR (Montreal) - The Hon. Fergusson Blair died suddenly last night from inflammation of the lungs. He had been indisposed for some days, but did not think his illness serious. He dined at the Club as usual yesterday, but was taken suddenly worse towards evening. Medical aid was called in, but too late to render assistance.


WOODYAT, SHAW - A special telegram from Brantford states that on Saturday evening last, two young persons, named Amelia Woodyatt, daughter of Mr. William Woodyatt, and Thomas Shaw, aged about eighteen years respectively, were drowned in the canal opposite Bunnell's mills. They were skating along and dropped through a hole. The bodies were recovered yesterday morning.


HENNING - A most melancholy accident occurred near the village of Nanticoke, in the Township of Walpole, on Thursday, the 26th instant, whereby Mr. John Henning, a farmer living at that place, was almost instantly killed. It appears that Mr. Henning was engaged, in company with his son and two other men, in cutting saw logs on the property of A. G. Cummer, Esq. He was sawing a fallen pine against which there stood a dead hickory tree. It seems that the pine was wedged against the hickory sufficiently to keep it in an upright position, and when the pine was cut off it gave way enough to let the hickory fall. His son, who was chopping on the pine, saw the tree coming: and called out to the others who narrowly escaped the same fate,

but Mr. Manning's foot slipped, and he fell down, when he was struck by the limbs of the falling tree which fractured his skull and dislocated his back. He only lived about ten minutes after the accident. Mr. Henning was a man universally esteemed by all who knew him, and leaves a widow & large family to lament his untimely end.


BUILDER (Ottawa) - The late Mr. Thomas Builder, who died at Quincy, Illinois, was buried to‑day with Masonic honours. The members of the St. George's Society, and a large number of citizens also followed the cortege.