Hamilton Spectator

Deaths 1868


January 2, 1868


BRUCE - Died in this city, on the 1st of January, 1868, Mr. William Bruce, aged 74 years. The funeral will take place from his residence, James street, on Friday, the 3rd instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


January 3, 1868


FERRIER - Died at the 'Hermitage', Ancaster, on the 2nd instant, Margaret Ferrier, eldest daughter of the late John Ferrier, Esq., W.S. Edinburgh.


BLAIR - Died at Ottawa, on the 29th December, the Hon. C. J. Fergusson Blair, of Woodhill, President of the Queen's Privy Council of Canada, aged 52 years. The funeral will take place at Wellington Square, on Friday, the 3rd January, 1868, at noon.


January 4, 1868


DROCET - The funeral of the late Mr. T. Drocet, notary, and Vice‑Consul of France, was largely attended yesterday.


January 6, 1868


BROWN - Died at 'Highfield', on the 4th instant, Alexander, third son of John Brown, Esq., aged 5 years and 8 months. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, 7th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


January 10, 1868


LEDESLIE (Windsor) - A fatal accident occurred on the Great Western Railway here last night about eleven o'clock. Fred Ledeslie, switchman, while trying to get on an engine, slipped and was dragged under the train and instantly killed.


January 14, 1868


DYNES - Died at Nelson, on the 8th instant, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. James Dynes, in the 53rd year of her age.


SMART - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Helena, youngest daughter of Mr. Robert Smart, aged 4 months.

January 15, 1868


STUART - Died at her father's residence, Upper John street, Hamilton, on the morning of the 14th instant, Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. John Stuart, aged 6 years and 6 months. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock, on Thursday morning, from her late home, to the railway station. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.


January 16, 1868


REDDING - Died at Gaspe Basin, on the 25th December, 1867, John Redding, Esq., late of the 76th Hindoostan Peninsula Regiment, and stepfather of Mr. W. Eden, of the Customs Department at Fort Erie, aged 80.


FILLON - (Montreal) A woman named Lucy Fillon died suddenly of syncope.


January 20, 1868


MCARTHUR - Died in this city, suddenly, on sabbath, 19th of January, Captain John McArthur, a native of Inverary, Scotland, and for the last twenty‑five years, a resident of this city, aged 70 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, Hughson street, on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.


CLUTTERBUCK - A little child, named Edith Clutterbuck, whose parents reside on Little Main street, fell into a vessel containing hot water between 10 and 11 o'clock on Saturday morning, and died from the effects yesterday.


January 22, 1868


MILBURNE (Montreal) - William Milburne, a private in the 13th Hussars, fell down a pair of stairs leading from his quarters to the stable and fractured his skull, causing instant death.


HAMILTON (Montreal) - Corporal W. Hamilton, of the 100th Regiment, shot himself, lying in bed last night. A whiskey bottle was found lying under his head.


HANNA, MURRAY - In the Township of Oneida last week, two men were killed by falling trees. The first, on last Tuesday, Thomas Hanna, on the 3rd line, was killed by the falling of a limb from an oak tree which he was cutting down, and which lodged in an ash, throwing off a limb which struck him on the head, killing him almost immediately. His step‑son was with him at the time and hastened to inform the family of the unfortunate accident.

The other case was that of George Murray, who lives close to Caledonia. The deceased left his home on Friday afternoon to cut some dry pine in the Indian bush. On last Sunday, Coroner Messenger of Caledonia held an inquest on the body of Murray, when several witnesses were examined, all of whom gave satisfactory evidence of Murray's whereabouts until half past one o'clock on Saturday last, when he was last seen approaching the bush in which he was to be engaged chopping.

It appears that Murray chopped but one tree which possibly he commenced directly after entering the bush and would only take a few minutes to do so, from which time he lay in the bush dead until eight o'clock next day. From the easy position in which the unfortunate man was found, it would appear he fell dead, as there was no appearance of any struggle being made by him. The snow immediately in the neighbourhood where he was found was not remarkably disturbed.

The jury found a verdict agreeable to the evidence produced "that he came to his death by the falling of those trees". A small wound was found on the right rear of his head, and two of a more insignificant nature directly underneath that in the rear of the right ear.


January 23, 1868


MILLER (Montreal) - A verdict of suicide while under mental aberration was returned by the jury in the case of Corporal Miller of the 100th Regiment who shot himself. He seemed to have been labouring under the effects of hard drinking, though sober when he committed the act, and also depression caused by a love affair with one Lucy, in Ottawa.


January 24, 1868


SULLIVAN - A little girl, named Sullivan, whose parents reside in an alley way between Tyburn and Main streets, was burned so badly from its clothes having caught fire while sitting near the stove on Wednesday forenoon that she is not expected to recover.


UNNAMED man (Brampton) - The following outrage was perpetrated at Alexander's Inn in Alton in this county. A man who had been suffering with delirium tremens was lying in front, of the fireplace when some men, coming in, laid some shavings round his body which caught fire, and he was burned to death. Further particulars will he elicited at the Coroner's inquest to be held to‑day.


January 25, 1868


CHAMP - A son of Mr. John Champ, of Beverly, was thrown by a colt on Saturday last and sustained injuries which resulted in his death on Tuesday.

January 28, 1868


ALEXANDER - Died on the 27th instant, of inflammation of the lungs, A. Alexander, Esq., a native of Nairnshire, Scotland, for the last 23 years a resident of this city, in the 56th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Upper John street, on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

Mr. A. Alexander, an old and highly respected resident of this city, died at his home, John street, on Monday. Deceased had been engaged in mercantile pursuits in Hamilton for twenty‑three years, and at various times, occupied positions in the City Council and Board of School Trustees, being at the time of his death, a member of the latter. He was a native of Nairn, Scotland, and died in the 56th year of his age.


January 30, 1868


HUDSON - Died at York, County of Haldimand, on Tuesday evening, the 28th instant, David Hudson, a native of Leeds, England, in the 83rd year of his age.


BURTON - Died on Wednesday, the 29th instant, Emmie, third daughter of George W. Burton, Esq.


SULLIVAN (Ottawa) - A verdict of manslaughter was returned against Downer, at Aylmer, for shooting Sullivan.


February 1, 1868


BURTON - Died on the 29th January, Emmie, third daughter of George W. Burton, Esq. The funeral will take place from her father's residence this day (Saturday) at 3 o'clock.


February 3. 1868


SMITH - Died at Hammersmith, England, on the 9th ultimo, Amelia Sarah, wife of Henry Smith, Esq., late H.E.I.C.S., formerly of Staplegrove, Glanford.


NOBLE - Died on the morning of the 2nd instant, Annie Louisa, daughter of William Noble, James street, aged 15 months. The funeral will leave her father's residence this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends wil1 please attend without further notice.

LEPERSON (Markham) - A sad and fatal accident occurred at a pigeon match which was held here to‑day. It appears that some outsiders were shooting at the pigeons when they flew away. One of the pigeons flew into a small barn, and M. Leperson, a boy about 12 or 14 years old, went in to chase it out. Mr. George Wilson saw it from the outside and fired, the shot taking effect on the boy's head, killing him instantly. It is said that Mr. Tane's son fired at the same time.


ROGERS - A nan named Rogers, about fifty years of age, whose principal support for years has been derived from performing on the violin at "free and easies" in this city and vicinity, died suddenly in the house of a man named Thompson near the glass works on Hughson street on Saturday afternoon. The remains were conveyed to the dead‑house at King William street police station, and Coroner Mackintosh notified of the occurrence who has ordered a jury of inquest to assemble at 11 a.m. to‑day.


February 4, 1868


LAW (Montreal) - The death is announced of James Law, for many years a leading merchant in Montreal, being lately head of the firm, Law, Young and Co.


CARR (Kingston) - Mr. George Carr, a carpenter residing in Williamsville, committed suicide by cutting his throat early this morning. Deceased was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist congregation. The Coroner's jury returned a verdict that the act was committed by deceased while in a state of temporary insanity.


ROGERS - At the King William street police station yesterday, an inquest before David Mackintosh, M.D., Coroner, was held on the body of John Rogers whose sudden death was mentioned in yesterday's "Spectator". From the evidence of Dr. White who made a post mortem examination, it appeared that death resulted from inflammation of the lungs, and a verdict was rendered accordingly.


February 5, 1868


EDMONDS (Lyndoch) - Yesterday the repose of this quiet little rural village was considerably disturbed by a rumour to the effect, that Coroner Blake was about to hold an inquest upon the remains of a Mrs, Edmonds which have rested in the beautiful and romantic burying ground that 'tops the neighbouring hill' since last, September. The circumstances connected with her death, as far as I can guess, were as follows: Mrs. Edmonds, a widow lady, resided on her farm on the Bostwick road about three miles from this place. A man named Nickerson worked her farm

between whom and herself altercations were frequent. One morning last July, during one of these altercations, close by Mrs. Edmond's house, Nickerson struck her in the side with a fence rail, injuring her so seriously that she at once became sick, and continued so, more or less, until death terminated her sufferings. The medical man called at the time does not appear to have discovered that her ribs were broken, but treated her, I presume, according to the best of his judgment. Within a week of her death, Dr. Hagerman, our resident physician here, was called in, and thought he discovered that some of her ribs were broken, and that one at least was detached from the backbone and at once traced her death to the hurt and the subsequent inflammation.

The inquest has, it appears, established the correctness of Dr. Hagerman's diagnosis. Two of her ribs were found broken and another detached from its articulation with the vertebral column. Nickerson, who at once fled but subsequently returned, was some time ago arrested and lies in Simcoe's jail awaiting the action of the coroner's jury, the verdict of which has been rendered in accordance with the above facts.


LAW - Died at Montreal, on Monday, 3rd instant, James Law, Esq., aged 58 years.

We greatly regret to have to announce to‑day the death of our late fellow citizen, Mr. James Law. Mr. Law was one of our oldest, most extensive, and most successful merchants. It is now about fifty years since he entered upon business in this city as a partner in the firm of McDonald, Holmes, and Co., whose establishment at the foot of St. Gabriel street, was at that time regarded as among the most considerable in Montreal.

 He afterwards was connected with that part of the business of the house of Buchanan, Harris, and Co. which was transacted here, and upon the dissolution of that firm, became the Montreal partner in the firm of Harris, Law, and Co. Throughout his career, he has stood at the head of the business of the country and though possessed of all the shrewdness which is one of the distinguishing features of the country to which he owed his birth, he was a model merchant in respect of fidelity to all engagements and of thorough probity in his dealings.

At the head of one of the largest businesses in Canada, he conducted with remarkable energy and sagacity, his death will be felt as a loss to the mercantile community which will not soon be repaired. On all occasions when demands were made upon the charity of the public, Mr. Law's name was found amongst the largest contributors, and we believe that, though very unostentatious, few men possessed a more liberal spirit or exhibited on all fitting opportunities, a greater sense of the responsibility which belongs to worldly success. Mr. Law, though so long engaged in extensive mercantile transactions, was but 58 years of age at the time of his decease, though he had been for a few months in a feeble state. (Montreal)

February 6, 1868


SPRINGER - Died at Barton, on the 4th instant, George Lincoln, only son of Lewis Springer, Esq., aged 2 years and 9 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, Main street, to‑day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


HUTCHINSON - Died at Caistorville, on the 4th February, Elizabeth Tyas, wife of the Rev. John Hutchinson, Wesleyan Methodist Minister, formerly of this city, aged 53 years.


February 7, 1868


HENRY (Montreal) - This morning, at 9 o'clock, a young man named James Henry, a carter in the employ of Patrick Barnes, was filling his sleigh with coal at Baird and Co's yard when the coal heap, which had considerably undermined, fell and buried him underneath, More than an hour elapsed before he could be extricated, and life was extinct.


February 10, 1868


WASHINGTON - The Dundas "Banner" says that on Wednesday afternoon the wife of Mr. Thomas Washington, residing on the 6th concession of West Flamborough, left the house for the purpose of going to a neighbour's, leaving a child, 18 months old, in charge of a lad named William Fergusson. On returning, she found the child had been shot through the breast and hand, and Fergusson was busily engaged in taking its clothes off. Fergusson denied committing the crime, and shortly afterwards made off for Dundas where his parents reside. He was arrested next day.


CORBET (Walkerville) - A young man, named John Corbet, was drowned to‑day at Ellpeck's Dam, Greenock Township.


SALMON - W. F. Salmon, Esq., Judge of the County Court, County of Norfolk, died this afternoon, aged 63 years.


BOLGERS (Clifton) - As Mr. Michael Bolgers, Bridge Conductor in the employ of the Great Western Railway, was standing on the crossing over the track near the emigrant siding, looking at some passengers getting on No 13 freight for whom he had previously checked some baggage, he was knocked down and run over by the pilot engine, killing him instantly. The pilot engine was backing up at the time. The driver did not see him on account of the quantity of wood in the tender.

Deceased, was a sober and industrious man, was well known and greatly esteemed by the many passengers travelling over the Suspension Bridge. By his death, the Great Western Railway Co. has lost a good and faithful servant. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely end.


February 11, 1868


DAVIS - Died in this city, on Sunday morning last, Mrs. Mary Ann Davis, aged 95 years. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock p.m., from the residence of Mrs. Henry Beasley, corner of Queen and Main streets.


February 13, 1868


MUNRO - Died at Galt, on the 12th instant, Hector Munro, Surveyor of H.M. Customs, and late Captain in H.M. 2nd or Queen's Royal Regiment, aged 71 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of Dr. John M. Hamilton, corner of Bay and Market streets, on Friday, the 14th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

We feel much regret in announcing the death of Captain Hector Munro, a gentleman who was honourably associated with the past history of Canada, and who was well known in this city. Captain Munro died yesterday morning at Galt, aged 71 years.

The deceased entered the army when only 16 years of age as an Ensign in the 49th Regiment of Infantry. He afterwards served in the Royal Canadian Rifles, and in the 2nd or Queen's Royal Regiment. Captain Munro took part in the war of 1812‑14 and was present at the battle of Plattsburg, and Lundy's Lane and Queenston Heights, being almost close to the gallant Brock at the moment when he fell. For his distinguished services in defence of British honour and Canadian liberty, Captain Munro received a medal from the Imperial Government.

The deceased gentleman afterwards resided in Hamilton where he had numerous friends who will sincerely deplore his loss. While here, he was president of the Highland Society. Some time since, he was appointed Surveyor of Customs in Galt in which town he resided at the time of his death. As a fine specimen of that good old stock which is now passing away, as one of that band of heroic men to whose intrepidity and devotion we owe those national blessings which we now enjoy, Captain Munro will be universally regretted, and we can only hope that the example which he, and such as he, have left behind will not be forgotten, but may he cherished by the people of Canada in years yet to come.

February 14, 1868


BELL - While feeding his sheep on Wednesday afternoon, a farmer named Bell, residing in the Township of Glanford, fell down and expired. (John Bell, buried in St. Paul's cemetery, Mount Hope.)


VANFELSON (Owen Sound) - An occurrence of an extraordinary and melancholy nature took place in the Township of Artemis on Tuesday last, the 4th instant, the particulars of which, as far as we have learned, are as follows. It appears that on that day Mr, Charles VanFelson of Cornabus was married to a young lady named Miss Hall of Artemis, and but a few minutes had elapsed after the ceremony which made them man and wife (we believe before the officiating clergyman had left the house) when the mirth of all was turned to sadness on learning the bride had taken a poisonous dose of laudanum and in six hours thereafter she expired. No reason for the rash act is assigned, but we understand an inquest is being held at which some explanation of the affair will doubtless be elicited.


February 15, 1868


MCDONALD - Died in this city, on Friday, February 14th, Isabella, relict of the late Mr. James McDonald, a native of Lorne, County Antrim, Ireland, aged 78 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of her son, James McDonald, Tyburn street, near Wellington, on Sunday, February l6th, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to accept, this invitation.


February 17, 1868


GREENHILL - Died at his residence, Township of Binbrook, on the 15th instant, Mr. John Greenhill, in the 57th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 18th instant, at 12 o'clock noon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


February 18, 1868


TAYLOR - Died in Hoboken, N.J., on the 4th instant, Emily, the beloved wife of Dr. John C. Taylor, in her 49th year, beloved and regretted by all who knew her.


February 19, 1868


RYCKMAN - Died at the residence of her son, H. Ryckman, Barton, on the 18th instant, Rachel, relict of the late Samuel Ryckman, Esq., aged 81 years.

The funeral will leave the residence of her son on Friday, the 21st instant, at 12 o'clock noon. Friends will please accept of this intimation.


February 20, 1868


SAGRIFF - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Mr. Peter Sagriff, of Caledonia, aged 47 years. The funeral will take place on Friday, 21st instant, from his late residence at the Wood Market, and will proceed to the burial place at Caledonia. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


VANNORMAN - Died in this city, Marshall Eugene VanNorman, aged 35 years. The funeral will leave his father's residence, Wentworth street, to‑day, 20th February, at half past three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


ALMON (Montreal) - An inquest was held on the body of Mrs. Almon of Huntingdon, it being suspected that she had died in consequence of an abortion practiced by her husband. It is stated that the evidence showed she was a party to the operation, and the jury did not agree.


February 22, 1868


BARRY - Died on the 21st instant, of consumption, Julia, eldest daughter of John Barry, Esq., aged 16 years. The funeral wi11 take place on Sunday, 23rd instant, from her father's residence, on the Mountain, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DOLLARD - The Very Reverend Father Dollard, V.G. of Kingston died on Wednesday last after four weeks' illness. He was a truly good and pious man and dies lamented not‑ only by his fellow communicants but by all classes of persons.


February 24, 1868


Pemberton (Quebec) - The Hon. George Pemberton, formerly a Member of the legislative Council of Canada, and of the Legislative and Executive Councils of Power Canada, died yesterday, aged 73 years.


February 25, 1868


MUNSON - Died suddenly of apoplexy, on Sunday, the 23rd instant, at t he residence of her brother‑in‑law, Mr. John Chase, Magdalena Munson, aged 51 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from Mr. Chase's residence, King William street, near Cathcart, south side. Friends will please attend without further notice.

MCCULLOCH (Quebec) - While a train yesterday morning was nearing Danville station, a passenger named McCulloch, in passing from a first class to a sleeping car, lost his footing, and fell between the wheels. Life must have been crushed out of him almost instantly as his body was cut in two. He was, at the time of the accident, accompanying to their home in the township, a couple of lady acquaintances who had been on a visit to Montreal.


February 29, 1868


CHURCH - Died at the residence of Mrs. Newson, James street, on Friday, 23th instant, Mary, eldest daughter of Captain John Church, Southerold, Suffolk, England, aged 88 years. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs. Newson, James street, on Monday next, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


PATTON - Dr. Patton, aged about 30, formerly surgeon on Allan steamships, and since last fall, practicing in this city (Montreal) was found dead in his bed yesterday morning. He was lying in a composed and comfortable position in bed. The fact that the medical gentlemen who made the post mortem examination requested a delay to make a chemical analysis of the stomach lends to the impression that they have discovered traces of poison.


March 2, 1868


WOOD - Died at his residence, Nelson, February 28th, Mr. William Wood, aged 70 years.


WILSON - Died at Whitby, on the 28th February, aged 29 years, Barbara, wife of Robert J. Wilson, and youngest daughter of the late Colonel William Chisholm, of Oakville. The funeral will take place at Oakville to‑day at 1:30 p.m.


CLASS - Died at St. George, on the 29th February, Abigail, wife of William Class, Esq. The funeral will take place on Thursday, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


DAOUST (Montreal) - We have to announce the death in this city yesterday of Mr. Charles Daoust, advocate, at the age of 43. Mr. Daoust represented the County of Beauharnois in the parliament from 1854 to 1858. He was, for a year, president of the Institut Canadien. His ardent liberal principles, both in political and religious matters, were tempered by a mild and benevolent nature. He was a poet and a writer of high attainments. He edited the "Pays" for several years. Notwithstanding his firmness of purpose and outspoken convictions, he had the good fortune to make friends of those who thought differently from him.

DAVIDSON - A fatal accident occurred to an engine driver near St. Catharines on Saturday night about 11 o'clock by a collision between a special freight train from Suspension Bridge and a following regular freight train. The special train had broken apart approaching St. Catharines, and the regular freight train coming up soon afterwards, ran into the detached part of the special train which, however, immediately after it had broken loose was duly protected by the exhibition of red signals. These signals were either altogether disregarded by the driver of the regular freight train or only observed by him when it was too late for him to pull up to avoid the accident. The driver's name was Davidson.

The poor fellow received such severe injuries that he died in a few hours. Medical assistance was promptly in attendance. A Coroner's inquest will be held on the body to‑day. The engine of the regular train was a good deal damaged, and the fire when the collision took place Ignited three cars, one loaded and two empty. Part of the contents of the loaded car was saved. Some other cars were slightly damaged by the concussion. Effective aid was promptly rendered by the Railway officials, and the line was cleared by about seven o'clock on Sunday morning.


March 4, 1868


GILLESPIE - Died at her residence, 33 York Place, Portman Square, London, England, Ann Agnes, relict of the late Robert Gillespie, Esq., aged 83 years.


March 5, 1868


BAKER (Montreal) - The death is announced at Dunham, on the 29th of February, at the age of 75, of Stevens Baker, a Conservative, staunch member of the Church of England, and for many years Vice‑President of the Church Society.


ROUSSEAUX - Died yesterday, at half past 1 o'clock, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Mary, the beloved wife of J. B. Rousseaux, Jr., aged 35 years and 25 days. The funeral will leave Mr. R's residence on Ferguson avenue, on Sunday, at 11 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


March 6, 1868


FRANCIS - Died at her residence, London, on the 28th of January, at the advanced age of 93, Eliza, the beloved wife of the late Rev. David Francis, D.D., and grandmother of Mr. D. F. H. Wilkins, of this city.

March 9, 1868


DONNELLY - Died at the residence of Mr. William Johnston, Main street, on Sunday morning, March 8, 1868, John Donnelly, gardener, native of Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland, aged 44 years. Friends will please attend the funeral from his late residence, corner of Catherine and Main streets, without further notice.


DUNN - Lieutenant Colonel Dunn of H.M, 33rd Regiment, who was lately accidentally killed in Abyssinia, was the second son of the late Hon. J. H. Dunn who for more than 20 years held the important office of Receiver General of Canada.

He first entered the army as Cornet in the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars, and soon afterwards accompanied his Regiment to the Crimea, in the ever‑memorable 'Charge of the Light Brigade', he especially distinguished himself, and was selected as one of the first men to receive the Victoria Cross which was presented to him by the Queen herself. At the end of the war, he left the 11th and came to Canada where in 1858, he exerted himself in raising the 100th Royal Canadian Regiment and was appointed Major of the Regiment of which he afterwards became Colonel. He had lately been appointed to the command of the 33rd, or Duke of Wellington's Regiment, and was the youngest co1onel in the British service.


March 10, 1868


MANNION (Toronto) - A woman named Mannion, residing on Ann street, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of having poisoned her family consisting of husband and three children. One of the children is dead, and the others are not expected to recover.


March 12, 1868


SPROAT - A meeting of the medical students was held at Queen's College on Saturday evening, called for the purpose of passing a tribute of respect to the memory of the late Mr. Alexander Sproat, Esq., of Milton. The unfortunate young gentleman fell a victim to smallpox, caught while prosecuting his studies, vaccination, it is said, having been unfortunately neglected, and he died in the General Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, the 3rd instant, at the age of 18. His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was attended by all the students in the city and by nearly all the professors in the College. His death is much lamented by those who have been the associates of the unfortunate young gentleman.


HUNTER (Ingersoll) - A young lad named George Hunter, an apprentice with Mr. James McIntyre, cabinet maker, came to his death to‑day by a bark overhanging a creek

falling on him while repairing the pipes leading the water from a spring. He was first discovered by Mrs. McIntyre who saw his feet sticking out of the water, when the alarm was given and he was extricated by the workmen from the shop. It is not yet known whether he was killed by the bank or drowned, as he was found in the water with an enormous quantity of earth upon him. A coroner's inquest will probably be held this evening.


RAYMOND (Montreal) - The inquest is still going on in the case of Joseph Raymond, a boy aged four years, whose mother on Monday administered to him one of twelve powders which she bought from Alfred Picault, chemist, for santonia, a worm remedy. The child died in a few minutes after, and it proved that the powders were strychnine, made up by mistake. Picault is under arrest. A child of another woman also died from the same cause.


March 13, 1868


LOCKIE - Died at Dundas, on Wednesday, the 11th instant, Mema, wife of James S. Lockie, Esq., Bank of British North America, and eldest daughter of the late Major Bower, of this city. Friends are requested to attend the funeral from the late residence of the deceased at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, the 14th instant.


MACDONALD - A. Macdonald, Esq., of Argenteuil, C.E., lost his life last week while returning from Rigaud on the north side of the Ottawa. He was crossing the country on snowshoes when he was overtaken by a storm, and the darkness coming on, he lost his way and perished. Macdonald was about thirty years of age and had just obtained a good position in connection with the building of the Intercolonial Railway.


March 16, 1868


WRIGHT - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, James Hazlitt Wright, aged 40 years.


SMITH - Died in this city, of pneumonia Mr. Thomas Smith, a native of Hereford, England, in the 66th year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, Duke street east, on Tuesday, the 17th instant, at 3 p.m., without further notice.


March 17, 1868


CLARKE (Welland) - Our obituary column this week announces the death of Mr. Samuel Clarke at the age of 65 years. We know little of the early life of the departed. He first came under our

notice while Warden of the District Council of the old Core District comprising the counties of Brant, Wentworth, and Halton. From a bound volume of the journal of the proceedings of that Council before us, we find that deceased filled the office of Warden during the years 1847, '48, and '49. During his incumbency, he succeeded in earning for himself the respect of the members of the Council then composed of the best and most talented men in the community.

Subsequently Mr. Clarke, in the County of Halton, entered the arena of politics as a journalist and in the interest of John White, Esq., now M.P. for Halton. Inexperienced in the profession, he did not succeed financially, and after a time removed to this county and settled on farm adjoining Port Robinson where he breathed his last on Thursday. He represented the Township of Crowland for several years in the County Council, and journals of to‑day give evidence of the industry and energy with which he was possessed.

Mr. Clarke was highly respected, and while at times at political excitement, he succeeded in securing the personal friendship of his bitterest opponents. His funeral was attended last Sunday by upwards of 300 persons, including a large number of the most prominent citizens of the County.

Mr. Clarke leaves a wife and a large number of children, we believe seven, to mourn his loss. To them we tender our heartfelt sympathies, trusting that an all‑wise Providence will in their case 'temper the wind to the shorn lamb', and to cause them to look to Him for that only consolation that can sustain them in the hour of their affliction.


March 19, 1868


CHISHOLM - Died at St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday, the 16th instant, James B. F. Chisholm, aged 33 years, youngest son of the late Colonel William Chisholm, of Oakville. The funeral will take place to‑day at Oakville, at 4 o'clock p.m.


March 20, 1868


LINDSAY - Died at Montreal, Province of Quebec, on the 17th instant, after a long and painful Illness, Maria Graham, aged 4 years and 6 months, eldest daughter of Alexander G. Lindsay, late of this city.


March 23, 1868


MACARTNEY - Died at Vienna, Ontario, on Thursday, 19th March, 1868, Frances, relict of the late V. B. Macartney, MD., of Hamilton.

March 24, 1868


GERRY - Another melancholy case of drowning during the late flood is reported at Fullarton. Mr. John Gerry and his little boy, aged 13 years, were in a boat trying to stop some saw logs which were floating down the stream. Suddenly the boat capsized and both were drowned, The bodies have not yet been recovered.


March 25, 1868


FINELD - Sergeant Fineld, 4th Brigade, Royal Artillery, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself with a loaded rifle. Deceased was married a year ago in Toronto and was only 30 years of age. It is conjectured that the act was caused by something being wrong with his accounts, he being the Pay Sergeant of the Battery.


CARPENTER - Mr. Joel Carpenter, a few years since a prominent merchant of Hamilton, was found dead on Sunday morning, lying beside a fence on the highway, a short distance from Ingersoll. A coroner's inquest was held on the remains, resulting in a verdict "died from exposure". Mr. Carpenter was for a time one of the most successful business men in Hamilton, engaging in the wholesale hardware trade. His mind finally became affected on religious subjects, and from consequent neglect his business suffered disaster. Associated with another person similarly affected, he devoted his whole attention to proclaim the approach of the millenium, and sought to prepare the people hereabouts for proper inhabitants of the New Jerusalem, the Dundas Valley having been selected for the site thereof. Having previously enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens in the highest degree, his insanity was greatly lamented.


March 26, 1868


SCOTT, THOMPSON (Montreal) - The inquest respecting the death of Scott and Thompson is still going on, the object being to ascertain the cause of the explosion. Witnesses have been examined at great length, but nothing definite had come to light. The funeral procession of the two deceased was a very imposing spectacle and was attended by a large number of persons.


March 28, 1868


MCINTYRE (Brantford) - The body of McIntyre, the missing man, was found in the river near Cainsville this morning. An inquest is being held here.

March 31, 1868


BLUETT - Died at East Flamborough, at her son's residence, Henry Hill, butcher, Mrs. Mary Bluett, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LAMBERT - A terrible accident occurred last week in the Township of Masham, about 25 miles from Ottawa, a notice of which appeared in our telegraph report of Friday last. The house of a farmer named Lambert caught fire in the night while he and his family were all asleep, and the unfortunate man, together with seven of his children, and a hired man, were all burnt. Only one member of the family, the second daughter, escaped. She ran to a neighbour's house and returned with assistance, but it was too late. Nothing was left but the glowing embers of what a few hours before was a happy home, and the charred remains of the father and brothers and sisters. The mother of the ill‑fated family died suddenly about a year since, and the daughter referred to is thus left an orphan, and as we understand, wholly unprovided for.


April 1, 1868


MACNIVEN - Died at Ingersoll, on the 27th March, Agnes, eldest daughter of Mr. Hope MacNiven.


JOYCE - The body of an elderly female, apparently nearly 60 years of age, was found in Grindstone Creek near Waterdown on Saturday last. An inquest was held by Dr. Skinner, coroner, and a verdict of "found drowned" was returned. A portion of a letter was found in the pocket of the deceased apparently from a nephew named E. J. Joyce of Baltimore, U.S. She was, buried in Waterdown.


April 4, 1868


LITTLE, MCKINLEY, VINCENT - Our Lyndoch correspondent informs us that the person who perished at Potter's sawmill was a man named Little and his son, a lad about 13, and two other men named McKinley and Vincent. He adds that the three men leave behind them to mourn their sad death three widows and altogether fifteen children who depended on them for support.


PRATT (Lyndoch) - This day the remains of Mr. Pratt were conveyed to their last resting place in our village churchyard by an immense concourse of people who came from far and near to pay respects to the memory of a worthy young man whose sudden exit from friends and associates has made many a heart sad and many an eye weep.

April 6, 1868


SPRINGER - Died at Waterdown, on the 5th instant, Oliver Springer, Esq., formerly of Hamilton. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Waterdown, at 11 a.m. to Burlington cemetery.


April 7, 1868


AITKEN - Died at Brockville, Province of Ontario, on the 27th instant, Samuel M. Aitken, Esq., aged 47 years, son of the late William Aitken, Esq., M.D.


April 8, 1865


MCGEE - At half past two o'clock this morning, Hon. Thomas D'Arcy McGee was shot dead by an unknown assassin just as he was entering the door of his lodging house, Thomas Trotter's, on Spark street. The ball passed through his head and lodged in the door which he was just opening. One of the pages, a son of Mrs. Trotter, heard the report, and when he reached his mother's door, found Mr. McGee lying dead on the pavement. He saw no person in the vicinity and heard no footsteps. The night was bright and clear so that the assassin must have been either concealed behind the fence of a vacant lot opposite, or fled with great haste the moment he committed the deed.

Mr. McGee had just left the Parliament House and had a cigar in his mouth when he was shot down. This fact, in connection with that of the ball lodging in the door, seem to point to the probability that the weapon was held close to the head when fired. The police were immediately summoned and a coroner was immediately notified of the awful occurrence. At this hour, it is of course impossible to arrive at any conclusion of the guilty party or parties.

The body as I write is still prostrate on the pavement hardly yet cold in death.

A number of members of Parliament surround it, awaiting the arrival of the coroner and the possibility of some development of the terrible mystery...

Mr. McGee had only finished an admirable speech upon the Nova Scotia question two hours before. In that speech, he expressed the loftiest sentiments of loyalty to the Crown and devotion to the country. He was earnest in his wish to extend the olive branch to the sister province in the East, and to consolidate in the bonds of love end harmony the Union of those colonies. He had concluded by expressing his belief that the deep sense of loyalty which exists in Nova Scotia would induce the people to forget their present hostility and to unite with us in building up in this continent a new nationality whose future he pictured in the most bright and glowing colours. After the utterance of these hopeful, nay almost inspired words,

the reflection of which only do I now remember, he sat out the remainder of the debate, lingered in the House a few minutes after most of the other members had gone, and then went homeward on his way alone. It would appear as if his assassin must have loitered about the House till his departure and followed him till he found an opportunity for his hellish deed, without fear of observation.


STINSON - Died at Oak Hall, on the 6th instant, of bronchitis, Ebenezer Hark, only surviving son of Ebenezer Stinson, Esq., aged 22 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested without further notice to attend the funeral on Thursday next, at 3 p.m.


THOMPSON - Died at Waterdown, on Monday, April 6th, Mr. Hugh Thompson, Sr., aged 73 years, formerly of Berwick‑on‑Tweed, Scotland. The funeral will leave the family residence, Waterdown, on Thursday, the 9th instant, at 1 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation and attend the funeral without further notice.


April 9, 1868


MCGEE (Ottawa) - Mr. McGee's funeral took place at 8 o'clock this morning. It was attended by several thousands. Sir John A. Macdonald and Hon. Messrs Cartier, Kenney, Tilley, Cockburn, and McKenzie were pall‑bearers. The body was taken to the Cathedral, and thence to the Railway station when a special train left for Prescott to meet another special for Montreal. Flags floated at half mast, and the shops were closed during the funeral ceremony.


April 11, 1868


ARMOUR - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, at the residence of Mr. J. Blackburn, Alexander H. Armour, late of Trenton, NJ, aged 65 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral without further notice at 3 p.m. on Sunday next, the 12th instant.


MCGEE (Montreal) - All that is mortal of the late Thomas D'Arcy McGee was borne from the station to his place of residence, St. Catherine street, yesterday afternoon. The special train arrived at 5 o'clock and was received with the sad welcome of thousands. The entrance and interior of the station were draped in mourning, and were, as well as the streets outside, thronged with a vast assemblage of citizens anxious to evince their sense of affliction that our city has suffered in the loss of one whose great abilities and eloquent voice have been for years the powerful advocates of every literary and social improvement. His Worship the Mayor

Messrs H. Staines, Wilson, J.H. Daly, and others supported the coffin from the cars to the hearse. The mournful cortege proceeded along Bonaventure street, up Beaver Hill, and thence along St. Catherine street to his late residence. The bowed heads and universal grief displayed as the funeral passed spoke more eloquently than any words how deeply the public pulse had been stirred. The hearse was preceded by a large detachment of the city police while Honourable Mr. Langevin, Honourable Mr. Chauveau, Honourable Colonel Cray, Honourable Thomas Ryan, Honourable John Hamilton, His Worship the Mayor, Walter McFarlane, William McNaughton, P. Brennan, Esq., and a great number of other public and private gentlemen followed as chief mourners. Upon arriving at Montmorencie Terrace, the coffin was deposited in the drawing‑room and the face plate removed that the more intimate friends might be granted the melancholy privilege of looking upon him whom they had so greatly honoured and loved in "life.

Only one small blue welt upon the upper lip spoke of the assassin's messenger, and otherwise the features were undisturbed as if a cruel death had not silenced the tongue that had so fearlessly battled for the cause of order and public safety. Strong men cried like children as they looked reverently down upon this national benefactor. There was the broad full forehead, stamped with the genius that had given him rank among this earth's great men, and the kindly face seemed to smile even in death upon the friends who so often championed for his cause.

The house will be thrown open after ten o'clock to‑day, and the body will be viewed by the public.

The funeral will take place on Monday next at nine o'clock and will be the most impressive and solemn ceremony that Montreal or the Dominion has ever witnessed. Crand Mass will be celebrated in the French Cathedral, and body thence conveyed to the Roman Catholic cemetery.


April 14, 1868


CARRUTHERS - Died in this city, King street west, on the 13th instant, Janet Carruthers, aged 33 years. The funeral will take place to‑day (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


BRYDGES - Died at Montreal, on the 13th instant, Charles, eldest son of C. J. Brydges, Esq.


LUNDY - We published in Saturday's issue a short paragraph announcing the demise of the assistant minister of St. Paul's Church, Newburg, New York, who we rightly surmised was the Rev. F. L. Lundy, D.C.L., formerly rector of Grimsby in this diocese. A full account of the melancholy circumstances attending the death of this clergyman who was for so many years a resident of Canada is given in the local papers.

From this we learn that he was stricken down by paralysis on Sunday week last while officiating in church, and that he lingered until 1 o'clock in the morning of Tuesday when he died. As was his often expressed wish, he literally died in the harness, for from the time he was taken from the church he gave no token of consciousness until the time when his soul returned to the bosom of its God. When first stricken down and his son ran to support him, he was able only by a faint pressure of the hand to indicate that he still recognized his son. For a moment there was a semiconsciousness, and then all was blank until the dread realities of eternity burst upon his view.

Dr. Lundy was born in Lund, Yorkshire, England, on September 23, 1814, and was therefore in the 54th year of his age. He came to Canada in 1830 and was at once engaged as Headmaster of the Quebec Classicsa1 College. He married in 1837 the second daughter of the Hon. Jonathan Sewell, Chief Justice of the Province of Canada. Their union was blessed with seven children, five of whom are still living, When McGill College was founded in Montreal, he was appointed Principal of that institution, and received his degree of D.C.L. From thence he removed to Niagara where he became assistant rector of St. Mark's church. In 1849, he was appointed rector of St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby, where he remained until 1864, sixteen years. He then went to New York where he was for some time engaged in literary labours, translating several works from the French, and contributing to the columns of the New York "Times" and other journals. Subsequently he became Classical Master of the Mount Washington Collegiate Institute, and he also had charge temporarily of Christ Church, Elizabeth, N.J. In the latter part of the summer and the early part of the fall of 1867, he was called to officiate as pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newburg, during the absence of the Rev. Hobert Chetwood who was compelled to seek relief from his labours by reason of ill health. Here, on Sunday week last, while discharging his duty as a minister of God at the very altar of God's church, and before a congregation of worshipers of God, Dr. Lundy was stricken down by the cold hand of death.


MCGEE - From an early hour this morning, the city (Montreal) has been all astir, all the Societies and Organizations meeting at various points to join the funeral procession.

Stephenson Field Battery have been firing minute guns all day from the Victoria Square.

The procession, in the order already stated, reached St. Patrick's Church at 10 o'clock. The same pall‑bearers acting as at Ottawa. The cortege was of immense length, completely filling the whole line of march which was also densely packed with citizens. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. O. Farrell. The procession afterwards proceeded to

the French Parish Church where the usual libera was sung in a very impressive and sublime manner, and a short address was made by Bishop Bourget, after which the procession again re‑formed, and about half past two resumed its march to the Roman Catholic cemetery.

The houses of the principal streets through which the cortege passed were all draped in black, and every shop was closed.


April 15, 1868


MOORE - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Emily Maria, youngest daughter of Mr. William P. Moore, aged 8 years and 4 months. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, Wellington street, on Thursday next, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


April 16, 1868


MCGEE - (There is a whole page describing the funeral and giving the texts of the discourses.)


MCCREA - Died on the 15th of April, at 3 o'clock, David McCrea, son of the late David McCrea, aged 2 years and 10 months. The funeral will leave the residence of Joseph Faulkner, Main street east, on Friday, the 17th Instant, at two o'clock p.m.


CAMPBELL - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, Alexander, youngest son of Mr. P. Campbell, aged 15 months. The funeral will take place to‑day (Thursday) at 4 o'clock p.m. from Mr. Campbell's residence, Pay street. Friends and acquaintances are requested to accept this intimation.


April 17, 1868


BRYDGES (See page 20) (Montreal) - The funeral of Captain Brydges, eldest son of the Manager of the Grand Trunk Railway took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased was only 17 years of age. The Grand Trunk Rifles, Artillery, and Engineers, the Mayor and Corporation, and a large number of Artillery Officers attended the funeral. The funeral address was delivered by the Rev. Canon Bancroft.


April 21, 1868


WALLACE - Died in this city, at the residence of Mr. H. P. Coburn, on the 17th instant, Achzah C. Wallace, youngest daughter of the late B. F. Wallace, Esq, of Manchester, N.H., in the 24th year of her age.

April 22, 1868


TURCOTTE - (Quebec) A woman named Turcotte fell through the ice on St. Charles River yesterday morning and was drowned. She resided in St. Roche


April 27, 1868


SIMPSON - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 25th instant, Johanna, beloved wife of Mr. Jonathan Simpson, aged 67 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her husband's residence, King street west, between Caroline and Hess streets, on Tuesday, 28th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.


April 28, 1868


CLARKE - Died at Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, England, on the 30th March, after a long and painful illness, Miss Harriet Clarke, the beloved aunt of the Rev. C. H. Drinkwater, of this city, aged 70 years.


MURPHY - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, William, third son of Mr. Michael Murphy, aged 2 years and 4 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Rob Roy Hotel, John street, to‑morrow (Wednesday) at 1 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DUMPHY (Montreal) - A coroner's jury was empaneled on Saturday evening in the case of Dumphy, killed by the explosion at the reservoir at noon. The explosive material was a mixture of sulphur and chlorate of potash. The cartridge had been placed in the hole drilled for this blast, and Dumphy was engaged in packing the sand around it with an iron bar when the explosion took place, blowing his head completely off. The left hand of Dr. Erhardt, one of the experimenters was blown off, and his arm was subsequently amputated.


April 30, 1868


ASHLEY (Montreal) - An accident, resulting fatally, occurred last evening at Point St. Charles. A teamster named Ashley, in the employ of Sheddon, attempted to cross the track when an approaching train knocked him off the vehicle and passed over his body, left arm an leg, and Ashley was conveyed to the General Hospital, but died that same evening.


May 1, 1868


REYNOLDS (St. Catharines) - About five o'clock this p.m., a man named Reynolds committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a pistol.

It is supposed he committed the rash act whilst labouring under aberration of mind, caused either by drinking spirituous liquors or the habitual use of opium. He was an eccentric sort of man.


DAY, FECKE, OULE (Montreal) - A serious poisoning case had occurred here. A number of boys belonging to the Friars' school, Richmond street, while returning to school after dinner yesterday, ate freely of a plant called wild parsnip, growing by the roadside. Several were taken ill immediately, and two died yesterday evening. One more died this morning, and it is feared that other cases will result fatally. The deceased are Day, Fecke, and Oule.


THOMAS - James Thomas, an old man, was run over and instantly killed by a train on the Great Western Railway on Wednesday afternoon, a short distance west of Port Credit. Deceased had been insane for over 15 years, and being infirm, it is supposed that he had fallen on the track and injured himself so much as to be unable to rise. One of his arms, a portion of his breast, and his head were cut completely off. No blame for the accident can be attached to any person.


May 2, 1868


LUNNY - Died in this city, on Friday, 1st May, Mr. James Lunny, late sergeant, 86th Regiment, aged 48 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late residence, Walnut street, near Peel street, on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Members of the Loyal Orange institution will meet at the hall on Sunday, at l½ o'clock, to accompany the remains of their deceased brother to the grave. A preliminary meeting of all the members in this vicinity on Saturday evening at 7½ o'clock.


MATHEWS - Died in this city, on Friday, 1st May, John Mathews, Esq., in the 77th year of his age. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son‑in‑law, Mr. P. Wright, on Henry street, near Wellington, on Sunday afternoon, 3rd instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

We regret to have to chronicle to‑day the departure from our midst of an old and respected resident, John Mathews, Esq. Deceased came to this city twenty‑four years ago when Hamilton was but an incorporated town, from which time to the present he has lived honoured and respected by a large number of acquaintances who will learn with sorrow of his demise. He was a pushing, energetic citizen, and did much towards the advancement of our city. For the last year, he has suffered from the weight of years, and two or three months ago he received a paralytic stroke from which he never recovered, and which finally terminated his existence

at the advanced age of 77 years. Deceased was a native of Tullamore, King's County, Ireland, and emigrated to this city and country in the year 1841.


MCDONALD - Mr. J. F. McDonald, late editor of the "Chronicle", Quebec, died last night.


May 4, 1868


HURD (Quebec) - An inquest was held to‑day on the body of William Hurd, late Pay sergeant, Royal Artillery. The evidence showed he died from poison administered by himself, as he was about to be arrested for desertion. He was in default in his accounts.


May 6, 1868


BOCOCK - Three children of a drover named Bocock, living on Davenport Road, a few miles from Toronto, expired on Friday last, from the effects, it is supposed, of poison taken in a meal of porridge. The general impression, says the "Telegraph", appears to be that the death of the unfortunate children was caused by the Introduction, either designedly or accidentally, of some poisonous substance into the porridge on which they breakfasted, and of which it appears the entire family did not partake.


May 8, 1868


YOUNG - Died on the 6th instant, at Ancaster, Ontario, James Young, farmer, formerly of Glasgow, Scotland, in the 77th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence on Saturday, the 9th instant, at 10 o'clock forenoon, for interment in Burlington cemetery, Hamilton.


FILGIANO - Died on Thursday, the 7th instant, at the residence of her husband, corner of McNab and Murray streets, Julia Frances, the beloved wife of Theophilas LeP, Filgiano, surgeon dentist, in the 42nd year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence punctually at 9 a.m. this (Friday) morning. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully to attend without further notice.


May9, 1868


BROWN - Died at his residence, Grimsby, on Thursday, May 7th, Mr. Robert Brown, in his 68th year. The funeral will take place on Monday, 11th instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

May 15, 1868


CURRIE - Richard Currie, the sailor who was convicted and sentenced to hang at the last Fall Assizes for the County of Wentworth for murdering his wife, in the Township of Binbrook, and whose sentence was afterwards commuted by the Executive to imprisonment for life, was taken from the county gaol yesterday morning where he has been detained since his trial, and on the 9:15 train for Toronto left in charge of Constable Strongman and Deputy Sheriff Milne en route for the Provincial Penitentiary.


May 16, 1868


CRAWLEY (Quebec) - Private William Crawley, Rifle Brigade, committed suicide while on sentry yesterday morning by shooting himself through the mouth. He had given evidence of insanity at different times ever since he had received a cut in the head from a fall on the ice at a snowshoe race last winter. A verdict was returned in accordance with the facts rendered.


COOPER - Rev. W. E. Cooper, a young minister of the Primitive Methodist denomination, well known in this city, died on Thursday afternoon in the city of Toronto. Ill‑health compelled him to relinquish his labours when stationed as second minister in Hamilton last fall, and since that time notwithstanding the exertions of the very best physicians and a residence in the South, he has fallen victim to that dread disease, consumption. His remains will be interred atToronto at 3 o'clock p.m., and a number of friends from this city will, we understand, attend the funeral.


May 18, 1868


UNNAMED man - On Saturday morning, as the night mail west was near Stoney Point, a man, who was walking along the track, deliberately jumped on the cowcatcher of the engine, but was knocked down and run over, killing him instantly. The unfortunate man was unknown.


May 21, 1868


RAEBURN - Died at 47 Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Scotland, on the 24th April, Jane Duncan, wife of P. Raeburn, baker, and youngest daughter of the late Alexander Duncan, merchant, George street, Aberdeen. (American and Brazilian papers please copy.)


WATERHOUSE (Belleville) - The body of John Waterhouse, a merchant from Roslin, North Hastings, who was drowned about a month ago, was found this evening

at the mouth of the river. He had on his person when last seen alive a satchel containing four hundred dollars in silver which was slung over his shoulder under his overcoat. The satchel and contents are now missing. The last trace of Mr. Waterhouse is that he left Kyles Hotel about 11 p.m. on April 22nd, intending to walk to the station and take the midnight train for Montreal. His way along the bank of the river and night being dark and stormy, it was supposed he had accidentally walked over the bank and was carried down by the current and drowned, but as the satchel containing the silver is now missing, it is generally believed that he was robbed and murdered. Parties living in the vicinity heard cries for help about the hour named, but as no person was missing in town next day, very little attention was given to it, and it was only when the prolonged absence of Waterhouse from home caused inquiries to be made, that the cries for help heard that night were regarded as of any importance. A coroner's inquest is now being held at which some additional particulars will be brought out.


May 22, 1868


EDGAR - Died yesterday, the 21st instant, Margaret, relict of James Edgar of Annan, Dumfries‑shire, Scotland, and mother of Alderman and David Edgar, in the 75th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence, Locomotive street, at 3:30 o'clock p.m. on to‑morrow (Saturday). Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCDONALD (Montreal) - A boy named Hugh McDonald, aged 13, while gathering chips near the canal last evening, fell in and was drowned.


May 23, 1868


REILLY - Died of consumption, on Thursday, 21st instant, Mary Maria, the beloved wife of Mr. John J. Reilly, brush maker, of this city, aged 24 years, 11 months, and 12 days. Funeral will leave Mr. R's residence, corner of Cherry and Main streets, on Sunday, 24th instant, at half past 1 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


SIMPSON - A woman named Adelaide Simpson, who kept a small grocery on the corner of Walnut and O'Reilly streets, was found dead in her house yesterday morning. The evidence elicited at the inquest before Coroner Macintosh showed that deceased was addicted to drink.


May 26, 1868


MUNRO - Died on Monday afternoon, the 25th instant, after a illness of arithemia,

Mary, the youngest child of Hugh and Anne Munro, Janes street, aged 5 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon at 4 o'clock from her father's residence, corner of Stewart and James streets.


HENDERSON - It is our painful duty this morning to record the death of a young man named Joseph Henderson, son of Rev. Mr. Henderson, well‑known and respected in this city. It seems that young Henderson, in company with his brother, was bathing in Burlington Bay not far out from the Railway wharf when it is supposed he was seized with cramps and immediately sank. His brother who was near the shore, being a poor swimmer, was unable to render him any assistance. The body of the unfortunate young man has not been recovered.


May 27, 1868


RALSTON - Died in this city, on 26th May, Joseph Ralston, for 51 years a resident of Hamilton, aged 32 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, Peel street, on Thursday, the 28th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.


HENDERSON - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Joseph, eldest son of the Rev. Joseph Henderson, aged 29 years. The funeral will take place to‑day (Wednesday) from his father's residence, Hess street, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RALSTON - It is our painful duty to announce the death of Mr. Joseph Ralston which occurred yesterday morning. Deceased was an old and esteemed officer of the Corporation, holding the position of inspector of weights and measures. He was 82 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton upwards of half a century. The funeral will take place this afternoon and will be largely attended.


JAMIESON - About 11 o'clock a.m. yesterday, the body of the unfortunate man, William Jamieson, whose disappearance we noticed some days ago, was found in the Bay opposite the James street wharf, and was conveyed under the direction of Sergeant Graham to the dead house on King William street. In the evening, an inquest before Coroner McIntosh was commenced. After considerable evidence had been taken which showed that the deceased was in a weak state of mind for a long time previous to his death and that he threatened on more than one occasion to drown himself, the inquest was adjourned till this evening for evidence on the recovery of the body.

May 28, 1868


PERRY - It will be recollected that in December last, we announced that Mr. E. Perry, who had charge of lighthouses on Lake Superior, had been left behind on one of the islands on the last downward trip of the steamer "Algoma", and that the sudden cold which set in prevented her from returning to take him off. We regret to say that his brother Charles, who went to seek him, this morning telegraphed from Collingwood that he returned with the body. No further particulars are given. Mr. E. Perry had a line of large boats, a fishing establishment, and was also in charge of the lighthouses, but the time not having arrived for closing them for the season, he had declined to leave. When he was left, it was known that he only some few days' provisions with him. Until we hear further, it will be impossible to know how he met his fate. Mr. Perry leaves a wife and family at Brockville, also an aged mother, and several brothers in this city to mourn his loss. They have the melancholy satisfaction of knowing that he died at his post. (Montreal)


May 29, 1868


GRANTON (Paris) - Yesterday morning between twelve and one o'clock, as William Patterson, car examiner of the Great Western Railway, was trying the wheels of the Steamboat Express Train, just arrived from the east, he stepped upon the body of a man lying among the wheels. Calling the conductor and the station master, the poor unfortunate man was lifted out when it was found that his leg was torn off below the knee and his right foot below the ankle, but that he was still alive. The man's name is Michael Granton, a labourer in the employment of the Railway Company, living in one of the shanties by the side of the track near the station. On the arrival of Dr. Clarke, he was moved to his own house, but he was too weak to bear the amputation of his limbs. Drs. Clarke and Dickson paid him every attention possible, the latter remaining with him till he died, a little after noon yesterday. Michael Granton had been in town enjoying the holiday and was seen at the station on his way home a little the worse for liquor, between 11 and 12 o'clock on Monday night. It was supposed that he had lain down and went to sleep on the track and thus came to his untimely end. He was about 35 years of age, and leaves a wife but no children. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned in accordance with the facts. No blame is attached to the Railway Company.


May 30, 1868


ROSS - Died at his residence, Peel street, in this city, on the 29th instant, Mr. John Ross, late of Tain, Ross‑shire, Scotland, aged 35 years.

Funeral will leave deceased's late residence, Peel street, rear Hughson street, at 3 p.m. to‑day (Saturday).


June 1, 1868


COLLINGWOOD - Died in this city, on the 31st May, Margaret Park, the beloved wife of Henry Collingwood, aged 25 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from her late residence, corner of James and Barton streets, this (Monday) afternoon, at half past 4 o’clock without further notice


MCCULLOCH - Died on Saturday, May 30th, John McCulloch, aged 27 years. Funeral will leave his father's residence, Little Peel street, on Monday, June 1st, at 3 o'clock p.m.


June 3, 1868


ARCHAMBAULT - A shocking accident occurred at St. Hyacinthe a few days ago. Six boys, among them one named Archambault, 12 years old, were out in the fields shooting. Archambault asked one of the party to let him see his gun, and on the latter consenting without letting it out of his hand, the charge exploded, killing Archambault instantly.


June 4, 1868


PATTERSON (Whitby) - The inquest on the body of a little boy, killed yesterday was held to‑day, and a post mortem examination made. The boy had been sickly for a considerable length of time, and a nest of twenty‑two worms was found in his bowels which they had eaten into and caused an ulcer to form which the doctors say in all probability would have in a short time been fatal. The kicking the father gave the boy broke the bowel where the ulcer was. He was also bruised considerably about the head and neck. The verdict of the jury was that the child's death was hastened by violence inflicted by the hands of its father. Petterson, the father, has not been arrested yet, having fled to parts unknown.


June 5, 1868


CAMPBELL (Cobourg) - On Wednesday, a well‑to‑do farmer named Alexander Campbell, living on the Haldimand plains, was crushed to death by a large mass of stone falling in on him which he was endeavouring to bury. The body was crushed to a jelly when found by the neighbours.

June 5, 1868


ROBB (Port Rowan) - Captain James Robb and Walter Robb, captains of the steam tugs, "Robb" and "Jessie" were drowned in Long Point Bay last night. They were out fishing in their yawls when a squall came up and capsized their boats. They were two men highly respected by all who knew them.


THORBURN (Goderich) - The schooner "Evening Star", which left this port yesterday morning, for Kincardine light capsized when a few miles out. Captain Thorburn and another man were drowned. The balance of the crew were rescued this morning by the steamer "W. R. Clinton" from Saginaw. There was a strong gale on the lake yesterday.


ENGLAND (Montreal) - Yesterday Maurice Blake, a private of the 16th Regiment, who has been four and a half years in the army, shot dead James England, another private of the same corps. Both were in bed at the time, and it is supposed that the prisoner aimed at sergeant Gibbs. The shot struck private Jamieson on the thigh, inflicting a slight flesh wound, then passed clean through England's heart causing immediate death, and afterwards struck Private Winters on the arm, completely shattering it. Blake only expressed regret that he had mistaken Sergeant Gilby for Sergeant Brownie against whom he seems to have had some grudge.


MONK (Montreal) - Norman Monk, aged 24, son of Mr. John Monk, advocate, was drowned by bathing in the River St. Pierre.


June 9, 1868


MALADY - During the night between Saturday and Sunday last, a man named Malady and his wife were brutally murdered at their residence, Egmondville, about a mile from Seaforth, on the Buffalo and Lake Erie Railroad. It appears that he has recently married a second wife to whom his family were very much opposed, and one of his sons living near him has been heard frequently to threaten that he would kill them. Last week there were a number of working people stopping at his house engaged in putting up new barns, but they had gone away on Saturday, and Malady and his wife were alone in the house. The appearance of the premises when the crime was discovered on Sunday morning indicated that they had a very violent struggle, a gun in the old man's hand being smashed. The bodies were fearfully mangled, and the box in which he had a considerable sum of money was broken open and rifled of its contents. An inquest was being held before Dr. Coleman, Drs. Wetherell and Bercon having made the professional examination. One of the sons is now under arrest, accused of the murder, also a son‑in‑law, and a brother.

 The crime has created an immerse excitement, Malady was one of the wealthiest men in the settlement.


June 10, 1868


LYMBURNER, SMITH, COON, FERRIS (Kelvin, Norfolk) - The boiler of the Steam Saw and Shingle Mill, owned by Andrew Lymhurner, exploded yesterday morning, killing the proprietor and three workmen named C. M. Smith, Abraham Coon, Miller Ferris, and a little girl, daughter of Andrew Lymburner. Two others were seriously injured, one of whom, a boy twelve years of age, is reported dead this morning. Cause of the explosion, an over‑pressure of steam in an old boiler.


June 11, 1868


TURNER - Drowned off Pensance in the wreck of the steamer "Garonne" from Bordeaux to Liverpool, on the evening of the 22nd ultimo, Alexander Turner, Esq., of the Grange, Bothwell, Scotland, and at the same time, his nephew, William Turner, Esq., late of Australia


COLLEGE (Montreal) - A woman named Hannah College was found dead on her steps this a.m. from the effects of drink.


June 12, 1868


MARTINEAU (Montreal) - Marguerite Renaud, widow of the late Julian Martineau, was found lying dead in her bedroom on Guy street yesterday, Verdict: disease of the heart.


June 13, 1868


BINGLEY - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Mr. James Bingley, late of Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade, aged 33 years.


BARICELLI (Montreal) - The body of Ferdinand Baricelli, the well‑known musician who has been missing for some time, was found in the river yesterday.


SQUIRE (Montreal) - Dr. Squire died this morning after a short but severe illness.


GRIFFIN - Thomas Griffin, a lad residing on Main street, ran a splinter into his hand about two weeks ago which was at once extracted. The wound healed rapidly without occasioning any inconvenience, but on Tuesday last, symptoms of lockjaw set in, and although the best medical skill was procured, the poor boy died on Wednesday evening after enduring terrible suffering.

June 16, 1868


STEWART (Belleville) - This afternoon about 3 o'clock as some workmen were engaged in taking down the remains of a burnt stone wall on Front street, it suddenly gave way, falling on a man named Andrew Stewart, killing him instantly.


GIRARDINE (Ottawa) - A young man named Girardine, one of the Lay Brothers at St. Joseph's, was drowned yesterday while bathing.


June 17, 1868


TANAWAY - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, John Thomas, youngest son of Mr. Robert Tanaway, aged 4 years and 7 months. The funeral will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock p.m. from his father's residence, corner of West avenue and Roberts street.


FORSAYETH - Died of disease of the lungs, on his passage out to New vork, Richard Martin Forsayeth, second son of the late Samuel Forsayeth of Her Majesty's Customs, Halifax, N.S.


June 18, 1868


BASTEDO - Died at Dundas street, Nelson, on the morning of the l7th instant, Marion Bastedo, relict of the late Gilbert Bastedo, Esq., aged 81 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence on Friday at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


June 19, 1868


LOAN (Montreal) - A man named Edward Loan hanged himself yesterday. It was supposed he was troubled about money matters.


June 22, 1868


CALDWELL - Died at "The Cottage", Beamsville, on the 19th instant, Miss Caldwell, aged 35 years.


MAHERS (Montreal) - Several fatal cases of sunstroke have occurred, one of a soldier of the 60th Rifles on march from Longeuil to Chambly. A man named Mahers, a corporation employee, also died from the same cause.


BRIGGS (St John, N.B.) - Two sons of T. V. Briggs, Esq., of St Stephens, aged 17 years and 22 years, were drowned in Bayder's Lake.

June 23, 1868


JOHNSON - On Monday, the 15th instant, three young children of Mr. Frederick Johnson, Glanford, while amusing themselves in the house during their mother's absence, were attracted by the pretty colours of some bottles containing dye liquids placed on a cupboard shelf. The three children managed to get the bottles and drank of the poison. One of them named John, aged 6 years, died on the following Thursday. The other two were seriously ill, but are now recovering. They had been luckily prevented from taking more of the poison by Mr. Jacob Terryberry who was passing the door at the time, and saw the nature of the coloured liquid they were drinking in sport.


FULLER, RORISON (Montreal) - A boy named Fuller, aged 10 years, was drowned off a barge on Saturday, and also a youth named Colin Rorison, while crossing Tail Race.


June 24, 1868


REID - A melancholy and fatal accident which has thrown a deep gloom over an entire neighbourhood occurred at a barn‑raising on the farm of Mr. J. Woodward in the Township of Mono on Thursday evening last. While a number of men were engaged in raising a girth to the place assigned for it in one of the bents, the whole structure, which had only been temporarily stayed, suddenly gave way and fell with great violence, killing a young man name Joseph Reid, and seriously, though not fatally, injuring Messrs W. Beetle, J. Cannery, D. Still, and R. Currie, all of Mono.


June 25, 1868


CASSELS - Died at Blackford House, Grange, Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday, the 11th instant, in the 21st year of his age, Walter Gibson Cassels, Esq.


BROWNLEE (Ottawa) - George Brownlee, a farmer near Richmond, was shot dead by Robert Hamilton on Tuesday evening. The supposed cause is that Hamilton's son had been compelled to turn out for the Volunteers, Brownlee being a member of the Company. Hamilton has been committed for trial at the Carleton Assizes.


LIMKINS (Montreal) - A man named Frederick Limkins was drowned while attempting to swim across the canal.

June 27, 1868


MORRISON - Died in this city, on Thursday right, Amelia, wife of Thomas Morrison, and eldest daughter of Alexander McCullagh, Esq., Market Hill, County Armagh, Ireland. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock p.m. on Saturday, 27th instant. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation without further notice.


NORTHEY - Died in this city, on Friday, 26th instant, of congestion of the brain, Thomas Blake, fourth son of Thomas Northey, aged 2 years and 9 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, corner of Wellington and King William streets, on Saturday, the 27th instant, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


June 30, 1868


RYAN (Montreal) Yesterday a boy named James Ryan, aged 14, was drowned at Hochelaga, while bathing.


July 1, 1868


BOUCHER - We exceedingly regret to learn by a private telegram that Robert Mante Boucher, Esq., Judge of the County Court of the County of Peterborough, died at his residence yesterday about noon. He had been ill for some time, in consequence of which Robert Dennistown, Esq., was appointed Deputy Judge and has been performing the duties of the office. There is little doubt that he will be the successor of Judge Boucher. The deceased gentleman was a comparatively young man. He leaves a widow and family who will have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.


RIGG - We regret to notice the death of Mr. Rigg, editor‑in‑chief of the London "Watchman" at the comparatively early age of 52. For upwards of twenty years he has occupied the chief editorial chair of the principal Wesleyan organ. He was a man of rare attainments.


July 3, 1868


MATHEWS - Died at Brantford, July 1st, at the residence of her grandfather, William Mathews, Esq., Cora Darling Mathews, infant daughter of Mr. Alexander Mathews, of Memphis, Tennessee.


BINGHAM Died at Montreal, on the 30th June, 1868, on his way to Boston, in the hope of recruiting his health, John Bingham, of the Accountant's Office, Great Western Railway,

Hamilton, aged 42 years. He was interred at Montreal at 4 p.m., July 2nd, 1868. His death has caused much grief among his numerous friends.


July 6, 1868


MUNN - Died in Barton, on the 4th instant, Mr. William Munn, aged 72 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Monday, the 6th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


WILLIAMSON - On Thursday last, 2nd instant, a trackman on the Great Western Railway, named Williamson, was found dead in the ditch by the track side, a short distance west of Newbury. A severe wound on the cheek, evidently inflicted by a piece of firewood lying close by, was the only outward sign of injury. Deceased had been working on the track, and it is supposed that the piece of wood found by his side had fallen from the tender of a passing train, striking him with such force as to knock him senseless into the ditch where he was smothered by the water which partially filled it. It was unknown from which of the trains that passed the stick had fallen. Deceased was a married man and leaves a family of five children behind him. He was insured for $500 in the G.W.R. company.


July 7, 1868


HILL - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Ida Howard, daughter of Thomas Hill, aged 5 months. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, corner of John and Catherine streets, to‑day (Tuesday) at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


INNES, DALY (Montreal) - The excessive heat of Saturday occasioned several deaths. A

 man, name unknown, was found insensible in St. Catharine street, the result of excessive heat. Margaret Innes, one of Miss Rye's girls, a native of Edinburgh, died the same evening in the House of Refuge from the effects of sunstroke. John Daly died on Saturday afternoon of apoplexy caused by sunstroke. Deceased was a native of Ireland and had been only eight days in this country.


July 8, 1868


POWIS - Died on Thursday, the 7th instant, Julia Holland, relict of the late William Powis, Esq., in the 56th year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Catherine street, on Friday morning, at 10 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

July 9, 1868


HARKSHAW (Ottawa) - James Harkshaw, a farmer in the Township of March, was killed in bed this morning by lightning. The thunderstorm was severe, with heavy rain.


July 10, 1868


LAMBERT - A young woman, daughter of Samuel Lambert, near Halloway, was so badly beaten by her step‑mother a few days ago that she died. A corner's jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against the old vixen.


STEVENSON - Mr. John Stevenson of Amaranth, with whom self‑destruction had become a ruling passion, effectually succeeded in accomplishing his purpose on Sunday by shooting himself through the heart with a rifle. Death was instantaneous. It is said that he had long contemplated suicide, and though lacking nerve to effect his purpose, had literally covered his throat with scars. A frightful gash which he had made with a razor about two weeks ago had not healed when he fired the fatal bullet that ended his miseries in this world with his life It is but charitable to suppose that he was subject to temporary fits of insanity, and that in one of them, he committed the rash act.


UNNAMED man - The body of a man, name unknown, was found floating in the river at Windsor on Monday. It is supposed to be one of the hands of the barque "Andrew Stevens", lying at Belle River who was drowned while bathing some ten days ago.


July 13, 1868


BEEMAN (Pembroke) - On Thursday night last, as the "Jason Gould" was coming to Pembroke, a young man named William Beeman of Napanee, accidentally fell overboard and was drowned. He was not missed till the arrival of the steamer at Pembroke landing, and although a careful search was kept up since that time, his body was not recovered till to‑day. Deceased was a brother of the proprietor of the Pembroke "Observer".


July 14. 1868


MINNES - Died in this city yesterday, 13th July instant, Nancy Jane, wife of Mr. Thomas Minnes, Main street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon, at half past three o'clock without further notice.

BRUNEL (Ottawa) - T. Brunel, son of the Assistant Commissioner of Inland Revenue, died to‑day, aged 34 years,


LACHAPELLE (Montreal) - A boy named Lachapelle, aged 10 years of age, was drowned while bathing at Hochelaga, on Saturday afternoon.


July 15, 1868


DENNISTOWN - Died at Lindsay, on the 10th July, 1868, Catherine Mary, third daughter of James F. Dennistown, aged 23 days.


CRAWFORD (St. John, N.B.) - Two brothers, named Crawford, were drowned in the St. John's River at Rankin's ferry, rear Woodstock, a few days ago. They were waiting for the Fredericton steamer to pass. The day being exceedingly warm, one entered the river to bathe. The other, observing him sinking, plunged after him, and both were lost.


GLENNON (Montreal) - On Saturday afternoon about 4½ o'clock, a detachment of the 16th and 100th Regiments started from this city to march to Chambly about 15 miles off, and when 4 miles from Chambly, Private Glennon of the 100th dropped dead from the excessive heat. Two others had to be carried in, but subsequently recovered.


LABELLE (Montreal) - Joseph Labelle died suddenly yesterday after drinking eight glasses of whiskey.


July 16, 1868


ENGLISH - Robert English of Scugog, while working in the field mowing grass yesterday, was killed by being sunstruck.


GIBSON - Yesterday afternoon, a farmer residing in the 6th concession, Pickering, named James Gibson, while working in the field, was sun‑struck, and died in a very short time. Deceased was generally respected by all who knew him


GILLIE (Ottawa) - Rev. Mr. Gillie, parish priest of Pembroke, died suddenly yesterday from apoplexy, superinduced by the excessive heat.


ELDER, FARDY, CONNORS, FARDY, WILSON, COPP - It is scarcely to be wondered at that the extremely hot weather of the past has resulted in the death of a large number of persons few days throughout the country. Our telegraphic despatches for some time past have brought the news of numerous cases of sunstroke, and we hear of many cases even more fatal in their nature near home. (the Hamilton Spectator recorded a temperature of 41° C in July 1868)

George Elder, an employee of the Great Western Railway Company's works, a blacksmith

by trade, when near Land's Bush, in the eastern limits, returning home in company with his wife on Tuesday afternoon, received his death stroke. Dr. Hamilton attended and bled him, but human aid was of no avail. He died within four hours after.

 A young man, named Michael Connors, near the same place, was struck down, and although promptly attended by Dr. Ridley, he lived but a short time.

James Fardy, a labouring man, residing at Mu1berry street, while engaged in digging a drain at the premises of Messrs J. Stuart, on the mountain, fell down insensible on Tuesday afternoon. He was brought to his house and died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning.

We learn that James Morrow, a quarryman, while at work on the brow of the mountain on Monday, received a stroke, which however did not result fatally.

And we are also informed that a young man, whose name was unknown by our informant, was struck down dead in a harvest field near Troy in the Township of Beverly.

Yesterday morning, a young man named Edward Wilson, employed on the farm of Mr. C. Secord, a short distance east of the city, was prostrated by a sun stroke and expired before medical assistance arrived.

A labourer named Philip Henry, employed at the new church on King street east, was prostrated while at work, also a farmer named Donoghue on John street, yesterday forenoon. Thomas Johnston, an employee of the G.W.R., and others in the same employ, whose names we did not learn, were prostrated, but it is thought will recover.

Thomas Wilson, employed at Lee's bakery, when delivering bread on Market street, dropped insensible on the doorstep of a citizen. He was carried into the house, and Dr. Hamilton was soon in attendance. The young man was afterwards removed to his home, corner of Catherine and Catharina streets. He now lies in a critical state.

A little child belonging to; Mr Anthony Copp died yesterday morning from the effects of sunstroke received the previous day.


July 17, 1868


LACY (Streetsville) - On Tuesday afternoon, a young man named William Lacy, working in the hayfield of Mr. Cordingly near this place, fell down suddenly from sunstroke and died in a few hours. We have just heard of two other cases in this vicinity, but have no particulars yet.


SMITH (Montreal) - Hosea B. Smith, a merchant of long standing, died very suddenly yesterday.

July 18, 1868


CREIGHTON - Died at Kingston, on the 15th of July, in childbed, Fanny Coverdale, aged 38, the beloved wife of John Creighton, Esq.


ANDERSON - Died at the residence of Joseph Jardine, Esq., Saltfleet, on the 17th instant, Henrietta Little, relict of Mr. William Anderson, aged 78 years. The deceased was a native of Dumfries‑shire, Scotland., The funeral will take place to‑day (Saturday) at 5 o'clock p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


FRENCH (Waterford) - George French, waggon maker, was drowned in this place yesterday. He had been drinking, and about 3 p.m. went under the mill flood to bathe. It is supposed he must have slipped going down the steps and fell headlong against a stone, cutting his forehead open and dislocating his neck. When found, his face lay in the water only a few inches deep. Deceased was some 60 years old and had no family or relatives in this country except a sister whose whereabouts are unknown.


July 20, 1868


KELSEY - A man named Kelsey was killed at Oil Springs last week by the premature explosion of gunpowder while he was engaged in blasting rocks. The unfortunate man was dreadfully disfigured, his face and head being completely blown away. He leaves a widow and one child.


HUTTON - A distressing case of infanticide is recorded as having taken place at Forest on the Grand Trunk Railway, the victim being the child of Dr. Hutton of that place. It appears that the little thing was left alone in the house with the stepmother who was in the habit of ill‑using it, and in the evening was found dead. Traces of poison have been discovered in the child's stomach.


FORESTER, ROWAN - Dr. McKay of Binbrook, coroner, held inquests on two men on Friday last at Woodburn. The first, named James Forester, was a labouring man and died from the effects of the excessive heat. The second, Thomas Rowan, a section man on the Great Western Railway, died from injuries received by being struck by a passing train. The verdict in both cases were in accordance with these facts.


STUART - A little boy named Stuart, about eight years of age, fell into a well on his father's premises, Pearl street, between six and seven o'clock on Saturday evening and was drowned. Deceased had leaned over the side to dip a drink from the bucket when he lost his balance

and fell into the well. The circumstances of the boy's death being so plain, we understand an inquest before the coroner was dispensed with.


ALEXANDER - Robert Alexander, a stone cutter in the employ of Mr. Taylor, builder, was affected by the sun on Saturday while at work, but recovered somewhat during the evening. Yesterday morning, he got up from his bed, apparently as well as ever, eat a hearty breakfast, and walked down to the Bay about ten a.m. in company with a friend. While out, he took suddenly ill, and was brought to his boarding place, Mr. Peter McCulloch's tavern, York street. Dr. Hamilton attended him. Medical assistance was useless. The poor fellow died about 4 o'clock p.m. He is a widower and has two children.


July 21, 1868


HEARN - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Catherine Ann, mother of Mr. William Hearn, aged 86 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock p.m. from the residence of her son, corner of King and Lock streets. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ROUANGEL (Trenton) - This morning, the body of a man named Emery Rouangel, a Canadian from Coteau, employed on a raft, was found floating in the river near the bridge here. An inquest id being held.


ROACH (Montreal) - John Roach, beer driver, yesterday threw himself from a third‑storey window of the Montreal General Hospital into the yard below. Both thighs were fractured, and death ensued in a very few hours. Deceased was under treatment for sunstroke and was of intemperate habits.


LYNCH (Montreal) - The funeral of Peter Lynch, master carter, took place on Sunday afternoon. Deceased was a respectable and sober man. He died very suddenly on the previous afternoon while sitting on the steps near the Examining Customs Warehouse.


LENNOX, PATTERSON, BLACKWELL (Fergus) - The recent intense heat has caused sudden deaths in a great many cases, no less than three occurring close at hand on Tuesday, The first was that of a man named William Lennox who was struck down while working in a hayfield in Arthur. He lingered some time, during which he suffered the most intense pain, medical attendance giving no ease. The deceased being an old resident was well known and highly respected. He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn his unexpected removal. The second case is that of Mr. George Patterson of Puslinch who had been in Guelph on business.

On returning home, he complained of not being well and went to bed. He was soon taken worse, and before medical aid arrived, he expired, his symptoms being similar to those of persons suffering from sunstroke. The third case is that of man in the employment of Mr. Joseph Blackwell of the 12th concession of Peel who was struck down and died in five minutes after.


July 24, 1868


SHAUGHNESSY - Died on the 23rd July, Patrick Shaughnessy, aged 24 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Wells, corner of Hughson and Barton streets. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


SHAFFER (Clifton) - A dwelling house took fire here about 8 o'clock this morning, occupied by a Mr. Shaffer with a family of four children, One of the children, a little above 7 years of age, was left alone in the house and, it is believed, was in bed asleep at the time the fire started, and perished in the flames. Nothing positive as to the origin of the fire.


PATTERSON - Between 12 and 1 o'clock yesterday, a young woman about 18 years of age, named Kate Patterson, died very suddenly at a house of ill fame on King William street. Deceased, a few minutes previously, had been out with one of the other girls, and had purchased some articles of wearing apparel in which to appear at the circus during the afternoon. While sitting on the side of her bed looking over a copy of the New York "Lodge", she suddenly fell back and expired. In the evening a jury of inquest before Coroner Rosebrugh assembled at the King William Street Police Station, and after hearing the evidence of a number of witnesses and the testimony of the medical gentlemen who made a post mortem examination of the body, returned a verdict of "Died from apoplexy".


SHAUGHNESSY - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Mr. Dan Orr's hotel on John street, near the City Hospital, before Dr. Mackintosh, Coroner, upon the body of Patrick Shaughnessy who was shot on the night of Wednesday last.

Martin Shaughnessy, sworn, testified: Live in Hamilton. Am a labourer. Am a brother to Patrick Shaughnessy. I believe he died about 4 o'clock this morning.

Cornelius Wood, sworn, testified Live in this city. Am a carter. Was sitting in my waggon out of doors on the corner of James and Concession streets about half past 11 o'clock. I heard a shot fired. This was followed by two or three others. Saw the flash. It was a near the lamp‑post at the south‑west corner of McNab and Concession streets. My house is on the north side.

Heard no noise except the shooting. Saw a man run towards James street and along Barton. Could not tell who the man was as it was dark, saw no other parties there. I was sitting in my cart inside my gate. Thought the shots might have been a signal between the watchmen.

David McKinnon sworn, testified: Am a barrister. Last night I was sitting in a rocking chair at my residence between James and Hughson streets, opposite Mrs. Watts' place on Hughson street. My wife and sister‑in‑law came in and told me that a man was lying on the sidewalk on the corner of Hughson and Barton streets apparently dying. went down and saw the man lying down. Several parties were there. I asked him, "Who shot you?" He replied, "John Slater and Bastien". In consequence of his not giving me the Christian name of the latter person, I asked him was it Bastien who kept the boathouse he meant. He replied "Yes". He complained chiefly of his bowels, and appeared weak. On his way down to the hospital, he asked frequently for water. He was carried to the hospital on a board. Did not know deceased.

Bernard Smith, sworn, testified: Live in the city, Am an engine driver. About 15 or 20 minutes past 11 o'clock was going to bed in my house, a few doors from Barton on the east side of Hughson street when a woman named Mrs. Barker tapped at the window and said that Nick Grace was shot. I got out of bed and after putting on my clothes, hurried down to where the man was lying. I recognized him as Patrick Shaughnessy. He said he had been shot. I assisted to take the boot off his foot. Think it was the right leg where he was wounded. We cut the boot off. He called me by name and told me he was dying. He asked for a drink of water. He then laid down his head and again said "Boys, I am dying". At this time, he appeared very weak. I asked him had he anything to say. He replied, "No". I asked him if he knew the parties who shot him. He answered, "Jack Slater" Asked him if there was anyone in company with Slater. He said Bastien was there. I was the first person who examined the wound, and it appeared to have stopped bleeding then. I traced the blood this morning from the corner where he was lying, along Barton street on the north side to the north‑west corner of Concession street. Knew the deceased for the last ten years. He was a boiler maker and served his time at Beckett's. He had been at Detroit recently. Saw him on Saturday on his return. I heard four shots fired. About ten minutes transpired from the time I heard the shots until the woman came to my window.

John Burke, sworn, testified: Was standing at the corner of Hughson and King William streets with Constable Mclnery about midnight when word came that a man had been shot on the corner of Barton and Hughson streets. The constable named and myself ran down and saw a man lying at the corner

indicated. It was Patrick Shaughnessy. He knew and shook hands with me. I asked him who shot him. He replied, "Slater". Shortly afterward, I heard Bastien's name mentioned, but cannot say it was by deceased. Constable McMenemy then asked me if I knew Slater. Thinking that John Slater was meant as Bastien's name had been mentioned, I replied to the constable, "I do know Slater". McMenemy than asked me to go to Bastion's house to look after the parties. We went, but to the wrong house. I was then sent back to tell some policemen to go to Bastien's boathouse and stop any boat from going out. went and did so, and Constables Ferris and McMenemy went down to Bastien's house. Met Mr. Bastien this morning on Concession street, and asked him where he had been, that the police could not find him on the previous night. He said,"I was conveying Slater off". I warned him about saying so, and he said, "You will say nothing about it." He told me also that he was on the way to give himself up to the police.

Mr. Bastien, who was present at the inquest, they cross‑examined the witness as to what had passed between them, but witness did not deviate from the above evidence.

William McMenemy, sworn, testified: Am a member of the police force. Received information last night in reference to the shooting. Knew deceased. Went to the place and found him lying as described by witness. Had charge of getting up the evidence, and think an adjournment would be advisable in order that other evidence may be procured.

The post mortem examination of the body not having been concluded at this hour, five o'clock, the inquest adjourned to 1 o'clock this afternoon at the lower police station, James street.

Mr. Bastien remains in custody to await the action of the coroner's inquest. Slater has not yet been arrested


July 25, 1868


SHAUGHNESSY - Pursuant to adjournment, the inquest into the circumstances and the cause of the death of Patrick Shaughnessy which occurred at the City Hospital on Thursday morning last from a a shot wound in the leg received on Wednesday night was resumed before Coroner Mackintosh at No 2 Police station, James street, at half past 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A very large number of persons were present, in fact, far too many for the comfort of the jury.

Mr. S. B. Freeman was present and watched proceedings in the interest of the Crown. Mr. Charles A. Sadleir appeared for parties accused.

John Slater, who had been arrested in Oakville in the forenoon and who there is reason to suppose fired the fatal shot and P. L. Bastien who had given himself into custody,, were present at the inquest.

Nicholas Grace, sworn, testified: Live in the city. Am a blacksmith striker by occupation. Knew deceased about 14 years. Was awoke about 11:30 on Wednesday right when in bed at home on the corner of Barton and Catherine streets by John Watts and John Shaughnessy who said that Patrick Shaughnessy was shot. I jumped up and came out and went up quickly to Watts' corner. Saw deceased lying on a door or shutter. Doctor Mullin was there. Went down with the parties who conveyed deceased to the Hospital. I helped to carry him upstairs at the Hospital. I asked him no questions. Heard him complain of his leg and belly. Saw blood. Heard how it happened. This was the rumour. I asked him no questions.

To Mr. Freeman: Dr. Mullin said there was no danger of his dying. He did not state to me anything about who was the cause of the wound. Dr. Mullin said that there was no danger of Shaughnessy's death. This was beside the bed on which deceased was lying.

John Holman, sworn, testified: Am a millwright. Live in Hamilton. On Wednesday evening Mr. Bastien called at my house and asked would I oblige him with the loan of a revolver. This was between six and sever o'c1ock. Asked him what he wanted it for and he said that he had been up town & that he would like to feel safe. I told him the revolver was not ready because the caps were loose and was unsafe. I said that I would get it fixed. I again asked what he wanted it for and he replied he wou1d tell me all the particulars in a day or two. I then went away for the caps for the revolver, came back, gave it to my wife to give to Mr. Bastien. Mr. Bastien had told me to send it over. The revolver was Colt's navy shooter. All the chambers were loaded.

Witness was shown a bullet by Dr. Mullin which had been extracted from the deceased's leg. Witness said he would be sorry to swear to it as one of those put into the revolver by him.

Elizabeth Luckins sworn; Am matron at City Hospital, Saw deceased brought there on Wednesday right. Was present when he died. Heard Dr. Mullin say that he thought deceased would rally. This was in the presence of deceased. Think he heard the doctor's remarks. This was about half past one o'clock. The deceased was moaning and said repeatedly that he was dying. After the doctor left, I said, "Patrick, anything we can do for you, will be done, but cease moaning if possible, and perhaps you will fall over asleep". I told him that the doctor's opinion at present was that he would rally, but if he thought he was dying, to pray for mercy. He then said, "Jesus, look to me", and died shortly afterwards Before he died, he said that he been with Bastien and Slater. I asked him who shot him, and simply said "Slater".

Sarah Holman, sworn, testified: Remember hearing of Shaughnessy being shot. My husband gave me a revolver on Wednesday evening about eight o'clock and told me to take it to Mrs. Bastien. Never saw Mr. Bastien in my life and know nothing more about the matter in any way.

Have not seen the revolver since. Had heard that Slater is the brother‑in‑law to Bastien.

James Dallyn sworn: Heard five or six shots on Wednesday night. Heard an altercation at Yelden's tavern some parties previous to the shots being fired, Did not recognize the voices as my house where I was at the time is some distance from the place. Saw blood on the north‑east corner of McNab and Concession streets next morning about 100 yards from the place where I thought the shooting occurred.

Dr. Mullin, sworn, testified: Performed a post mortem examination on the body of the deceased in connection with Messrs W. McKelcan, M.D., and C. O'Reilly, M.D., Think he died from a bullet wound in the right leg. The bullet I produce here had penetrated through the flesh and lodged in the head of a large bone. A small portion of the bullet was lying in the lower portion of the wound. Another small portion of the bullet had been cut away with the saw. Think the full weight of the bullet is as presented here to‑day. Was called on Wednesday night. Found him lying on the corner with a number of people around him. Made a cursory examination and found no wound except on the leg. The blood had ceased to flow. Had no conversation with him in regard to the cause of the injury. When in the Hospital, I said to several parties who spoke to me about taking depositions that Shaughnessy would rally. I think when deceased spoke to me he considered he was in a dying state, and anything I said to him did not change his opinion.

Drs. McKelcan and O'Reilly corroborated the evidence of Dr. Mullin. The latter gentleman was also examined as to the weight of the bullet taken from the wound. It weighed 290 grams.

William Yelden, sworn: Keep a tavern on the corner of McNab and Murray streets. Patrick Shaughnessy stayed at my house on Saturday and Sunday nights last. From Sunday night to Wednesday, I do not know where he stopped. He went out after 8 o'clock on Wednesday night and came back a few minutes after 11 p.m. He then rushed through the bar‑room into the sitting room. I came out to see what was the matter and found him in the front sitting room with the door shut. Slater was in the hall standing up. He was trying to get into the sitting room. I asked him what was the matter. Shaughnessy said, "They want to lick me". He did not name the parties. I said I would have no fighting in the house. Slater had a stick in his hand. Myself and a person named McIntyre who was in the house pulled Slater back from the door when Shaughnessy opened the sitting room door and rushed out. The lamp was knocked down from the hall table. I turned round to pick it up when Slater ran away. I heard three or four shots fired immediately after. The report seemed about thirty of forty feet from my house. Bastien and Slater came into the bar room about a minute after, and Slater said, "It is a good thing it was not worse".

Nothing more was said. Saw no pistol. There was nothing said about Shaughnessy. Neither of the parties had spoken to me about any domestic trouble. Next morning about six o'clock heard Shaughnessy was dead. Bastien treated when they came into the bar room. They did not remain two minutes in my place. It is about a quarter of a mile to the boathouse from where I live.

To Mr. Sadleir: The idea at my place was that the man had got off clear. I understand from Bastien that he was glad that Shaughnessy had got off free.

John Holman recalled: Witness produced two bullets made to the sane mould as those put in the revolver for Bastien. Witness said that he could not swear that the bullet produced the same as those taken from the wound. The ball produced by the doctor came from a revolver similar to the one lent to Bastien.

Mary Hudson Testified: Saw deceased lying on the sidewalk. He said he was dying. To answer the question put to him by Barry Smith deceased said Jack Slater had shot him, and Bastien was in his company at, the time.

Samuel McIntyre, who was at Yelden's on Wednesday night when the occurrence narrated by Yelden took place, gave evidence similar to that of Mr. Yelden.

William Dingle, sworn, testified: Am a boatman in the employment of Mr. Bastien. Did not see Bastien and Slater in company on Wednesday night nor. the next day. Have only seen Slater once since Spring. This was on Thursday morning His brother came to me and asked me to take John Slater to Rock Bay. I took him in the Palmetto, and brought Mr. Bastien back from Rock Bay to the city. This was about 7 o'clock on Thursday morning.

Elizabeth Slater, Sworn, testified: Am between 18 and 19 years of age. Am sister‑in‑law to Mr. Bastien and sister to John Slater. Knew Patrick Shaughnessy. There was no case of family quarrel between Bastien and Shaughnessy. Went away on Monday night and got back on Wednesday night about 9 o'clock. When I came back Bastien said he knew all about it and asked me no question. He disapproved of Shaughnessy's conduct, my brother‑in‑law said my brother had intended to shoot Shaughnessy. I said, "No, do not shoot him". Bastien said it was all over now, that my brother did not intend to do so.

Constable Kavanaugh, Sworn, testified: On Thursday evening I ascertained that Slater had gone to Rock Bay and a warrant for his arrest was placed in my hand. I followed him and arrested him in Oakville this morning. He said, "I know you are after me", and I cautioned him to say nothing that would criminate himself. He did not attempt to keep out of the way.

John Campbell, sworn, testified: About 9 o'clock yesterday morning, Mr. Bastien came to the James street police office and said that he came to give himself up.

I knew he was wanted in connection with the death of Shaughnessy.

The prisoners, Slater and Bastien, were then asked if they wished to make any statement to the jury. They did not wish to say anything.

The evidence being closed, the coroner reviewed it, after which the room was cleared of all but the jury who after half an hour's deliberation, returned the following verdict: "That the deceased, Patrick Shaughnessy, came to his death on the 23rd of July, 1868, from the effects of a pistol shot wound in the leg at the hands of John Slater and that Henry L. Bastien was present at the tine deceased received his death wound and aided and abetted therein, and that the jury find that John Slater is guilty of the death of the said Patrick Shaughnessy, and the said Henry L. Bastien is guilty of aiding and abetting the same".


July 27, 1868


STEWARD - Died in Toronto, on the morning of the 25th instant, after a protracted illness, William Steward, Sr., Esq., for many years manager of the British American Bank, aged 73 years.


LEWIS - Died at Grimsby, Ontario, in the 22nd year of his age, on Friday morning, the 24th instant, Mr. John F. Lewis, son of John W. Lewis, Esq., of the same place.


WRIGHT - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Mr. Thomas Wright, aged 56 years. The funeral wi11 take place from his late residence, McNab street, at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


July 28, 1868


POTTS - Died at the Centenary Church Parsonage, on the 26th instant, John Francis, the beloved child of the Rev. John Potts, aged 3 months and 5 days.


August 1, 1868


MCINTOSH, BOULLIE (London) - We regret this morning to have to record the melancholy fate of two of our most promising young citizens; viz, Mr. Donald McIntosh, aged 18 years, in the employ of Mr. Saunders, druggist, and son of Mr. Gilbert McIntosh, and also Mr. Henry Boullie, aged 20 years, in the employ of Mr. B. A. Mitchell, son of Dr. Boullie of New Hamburg. This much‑to‑be‑regretted casualty occurred on Wednesday evening last as the return excursion train was rearing Thamesville station, about 50 miles west of London. The young men had got on the top of the cars and failing to notice the covered bridge about one mile west

of the above station, came in contact with the timbers, their heads being fearfully crushed by the collision that death was almost immediate. The remains of the unfortunate young men were brought to London yesterday for interment. Mr. McIntosh has been for some years in the establishment of Mr. W. Saunders and was very highly esteemed by not only his employer but by a large circle of friends. In a very short time, he was about to proceed to New York to go into business with an elder brother, but by this unforeseen disaster many bright hopes have been crushed and the family plunged into the deepest woe. Of Mr. Boullie his employer speaks in the highest terms. His father arrived here yesterday afternoon per Grand Trunk and seems overwhelmed by the power of his great sorrow, the bereaved have the deepest sympathy of all our citizens under this trying misfortune, The remains of Mr. Boullie were removed yesterday afternoon to New Hamburg for interment.


August 4, 1868


CHARBONNEAU (Montreal) - A man named Xavier Charbonneau committed suicide yesterday afternoon near Bonsecours market. He was walking along the wharf with a female with whom he had a dispute when he exclaimed that he would drown himself and threw himself into the river. Notwithstanding the efforts of the police, life was extinct before he could be pulled out.


August 6, 1868


REID - Died in this city, on Wednesday, the 5th instant, William Reid, aged 88 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of Henry and Mary streets, to‑day at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


August 8, 1868


ADAMSON - The Rev. Dr. Adamson, Chaplain to the Senate, died at an early hour this morning after a long illness, aged 68. His remains will be removed to Montreal to‑morrow morning for interment.


August 12, 1868


MERRICK - The person who fell over the side of the steamer "Argyle" when returning from Burlington Beach on Monday night was named Thomas Merrick, a young man, an employee in Mr. R. McPherson's boot and shoe manufacturing establishment, King street. The unfortunate man boarded at McGlogan's tavern, King William street,

and left there early in the afternoon for the beach. He had no relatives residing in the city. A hat which has been identified as the one deceased wore at the time was picked up in the Bay near the wharf yesterday, and the search for the body was continued, but without success.


August 13, 1868


HUGHES - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Kate Maud, infant daughter of Capt. James Hughes, aged 3 months and 17 days. The funeral will take place from the family residence, Wellington street, to‑day, Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to accept this intimation.


ADAMSON - Dr. Adamson, who died last week, was born in Ireland in 1800, came to Canada in 1840 as chaplain to Lord Sydenham, and shortly after, was named Chaplain and Librarian to the Legislative Council which position he continued to hold until the union of the British American Provinces last year.


August 14, 1868


MCINERNEY - Mr. James McInerney, Sr., an old and respected employee of the Great Western Company, who resided on James street, below the bridge, retired about nine o'clock last evening, and a few minutes after was seized with a sudden fit of coughing, and in five minutes was a corpse. Dr. MacIntosh was sent for, but when he arrived, life was extinct. Deceased was at work yesterday, and previous to going to bed, appeared to be in his usual good health.


August 15, 1868


MCINERNEY - Died at Hamilton, on the 13th instant, James McInerney, aged 55 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence on James street below the Railroad Bridge, to‑day, Saturday, at 2 p.m. precisely. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


BENNETT (Montreal) - A young lad named Bennett, son of Mr. Bennett, a foreman in Redpath's sugar refinery, was drowned last evening while bathing in the canal near Cantin's shipyard.


August 17, 1868


WALDIE - Died at her residence in Wellington Square on the 15th instant, Jessie Carruthers, relict of the late James Waldie, aged 57 years.

BICKLE - Died on Saturday, 15th instant, Eliza, only daughter of T. Bickle, Esq., aged 42 years. The funeral will take place from her father's residence on Monday, 17th, at 4 p.m.


August 18, 1868


ALLIGAN (Montreal) - Yesterday afternoon, a boy, twelve years of age, named James Alligan, was accidentally killed near the military bath. He was about to sing a song to some companions, and for this purpose ascended a pile of planks, and the planks giving way, the boy was so much injured that he died two hours afterwards.


August 20, 1868


THOMPSON - Died, Annie Thompson, daughter of Mr. Thompson, Locomotive Works, Great Western Railway, while bathing in the lake on the afternoon of the 19th August, aged 22 years. The funeral will take place on Friday, 21st August, from her parents' house on Mary street. Friends are invited to attend.



YEARSLEY - Died also on the same day, and at the same time, Mary, youngest daughter of Robert Yearsley, aged 14 years and 6 months. Funeral will leave the family residence, corner of Barton and Hughson streets, on Friday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


TODD - An elderly man named Todd, hailing from Niagara, was run over by a train of cars on the Erie and Niagara Railway in this village (Fort Erie) on Saturday forenoon. Both feet of the unfortunate man were cut off and other injuries received. He did not survive long. An inquest was held under Coroner Elliott, and a verdict of "accidental death" returned. The friends of the deceased were present at the inquest.


August 22, 1868


CRAIG - Died in this city, on Friday, the 21st instant, Mrs. Craig, aged 53 years. The funeral will take place to‑day, Saturday, at 3 o'clock p.m. from the residence of her son‑in‑law, Mr. William survey, upper McNab street, Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


SUTHERLAND - A few minutes after 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening,, as Christopher Doberthien, a cigar maker, was returning to his home in West Flamborough from this city, by way of the railway tracks, he observed the body of a man lying between the rails on the swing bridge over the Desjardins Canal. The special excursion train of pleasure seekers belonging to

Woodstock had just passed westward. Doberthien at once informed Charles Honan, the night bridge tender, and the man who appeared unconscious was taken into a house near the eastern signal, and word was at once telegraphed from the junction to the Hamilton depot. Gunn, the night station master, prepared a special train and went down to the place and had the injured man, who was bleeding profusely about the head, removed to this city. Dr. Mullin was sent for, and about 9 o'c1ook, the man wan taken to the hospital and was attended by Drs. Mullin and Strange, but in spite of their efforts, he gradually sank, and died about half past 12 o'clock. He was asked his name repeatedly previous to his death, but could give no intelligible information. Word of the accident was telegraphed to Woodstock, and it was ascertained that the unfortunate man was Roderick Sutherland, a tailor by trade, and for many years a resident of Woodstock, and who had accompanied his friends on the excursion on the "Rothsay Castle" from here to Toronto on Wednesday.

A jury of inquest was held before Coroner Mackintosh at the hospital at 2 o'clock . Mr. H. M. Storror, chief of police, attended in the interest of the company. After hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death from certain injuries received accidentally by falling from a railway train. At half past five o'clock last evening, the friends of the deceased arrived and took charge of his body. Deceased was seen on the train by one or two of the excursionists a few minutes before the occurrence, and it is possible that he fell in the act of crossing from one car to the other, or possibly off the platform of the last one.


August 25, 1868


PETTIT - Died at Grimsby, August 23rd, Elizabeth Ann, wife of George C. Pettit, aged 26 years.


August 27, 1868


WILSON - On Monday morning, the 24th instant, Mr. Joel Wilson, of Lyndoch, breathed his last. On Saturday afternoon, while harnessing his horses, he had occasion to step between them to adjust the lines, when one of the animals kicked him in the abdomen so violently that all the efforts of the attending physicians to save his life proved abortive. Mr. Wilson was in the prime of life and much esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his sad death. They have the sympathy of the neighbours in their bereavement.


September 3, 1868


PERRY - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, John Hamilton, infant son of Edmund A. Perry,

aged 10 months and 21 days. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Bowery street corner of Duke, to‑day (Wednesday) at half past 10 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


September 3, 1868


REID - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Margaret, the beloved wife of Joseph Reid, aged 35 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, corner of Henry and Mary streets, on Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


September 4, 1868


MACNIDER - We exceedingly regret to learn by telegram received from Montreal that Mr. Frederick Macnider, assistant accountant of the Bank of Montreal at this branch, was drowned by falling overboard from the Quebec steamer on Wednesday sight. Mr. Macnider left here last Saturday to enjoy his fortnight's holiday at Quebec where some of his friends resided.


September 8, 1868


PLAYFAIR (Perth) - We regret to announce the decease of one of the most loyal subjects that ever served a sovereign, Colonel Playfair of the village of Playfairville, in the Township of Bathurst, in this county. Eighty years have passed away since the date of his birth in Hampshire, England. A scion of a good old English family, he entered the military service of his country at an early age, and during the heat of the great wars which had arisen out of the French Revolution and which were shaking the political foundations of Europe. On referring to the army list, we find the young soldier commissioned in the 94th Regiment as Second Lieutenant, dated 26th April, 1810; Second lieutenant, 7th November, 1811.

Some time after the close of the American war, this Regiment was reduced or disbanded and Lieutenant Playfair was placed on the half‑pay list on the 25th July, 1817, upwards of half a century ago. With his company, he marched in the winter of 1812 or 1813 over the howling waste which separated Halifax from Quebec. The then gallant young officer saw much and severe service during the whole of that sanguinary campaign.

He was one of the earliest pioneers in this section of the country, and during a long life, no gentleman in Canada ever worked as he worked as he worked for opening up communication of the back settlements with the Great Lakes by means of colonization roads.

He was well known to the authorities of the war Office. He was the first military man who made known to the astonished Home Officials the fact that the Fortress of Quebec was not what it should be, or what it was at least supposed to be, the Gibraltar of British North America. He showed that its supposed impregnability was a myth, or at least a thing of the past unless the heights which form the southern bank of the river immediately opposite the Citadel were crowned with earthwork fortifications, heavily armed, and unless the old iron and half rotten 32 pounders of the fortress were replaced with modern artillery of the heaviest calibre and longest range. The result is known. The most competent officer in the Royal Corps of Engineers was immediately despatched from England to Quebec with instructions to inspect and report upon the condition of the Fortress, and Colonel Playfair lived to know that a warning had not been given in vain.

He was far in advance of his age and time. Many projects, first urged by him long years since and then supposed to be visionary are now admitted on all hands to be not merely necessary, but absolutely necessary, in the preservation and maintenance of British power on this continent and the development of its vast resources, among others that of uniting the Pacific and Western oceans by means of rail and water communication through British territory. Some years since, the Colonel represented this riding in the Legislature of the two Canada’s and did good service.

Colonel Playfair was a Christian ,gentleman in the fullest acceptation of the term, of honour pure and unsullied, and in Canada Her Majesty had not a more strictly loyal or a more devoted subject. Full of years, he has gone to his reward, and dear will be his memory to many an old settler. Take him all in all, this section of Canada will never have his equal. He lived to a good old age and died, as erring man should die, in full reliance upon the merits of his Divine Lord and Master of whom he was a humble and a faithful follower.


BOYD - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Mr. James Boyd, aged 72 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, West avenue, to‑day (Thursday) at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


September 9, 1868


MCSHERRY - Died in Glanford, on Monday, the 7th instant, Emma Ann, second daughter of Henry McSherry, Esq., aged 13 years and 9 months. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, on Wednesday, the 9th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

MCKAY - Died at Owen Sound, on the 7th instant, 0. J. McKay, barrister. The funeral will take place from the residence of his brother‑in‑law, Mr. William Johnston, Main street, to‑morrow (Thursday) at 4 o'clock.


September 11, 1868


DAVIDSON - Died in this city, at the residence of her sister, on Catherine street, on Wednesday, 9th September instant, Miss Caroline Davidson, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Davidson, of Barton, aged 20 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral this (Friday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, without further notice.


FULFORD - The Right Reverend Francis Fulford, Metropolitan Bishop of Canada, died in Montreal on Wednesday evening. The distinguished and learned prelate, according to Morgan in the "Celebrated Canadians", was the second son of Baldwin Fulford, Esq., of Great Fulford, Devon, England, and born at Sidmouth in 1803. He was consequently 65 years of age at his death. He was educated at Tiverton Grammar School, and subsequently entered Exeter College, Oxford, where be graduated B.A. in 1824, and was elected a fellow in 1825. He received the degree of D.D. in 1850, and was rector of Trowbridge, Wilts, from 1832 to 1842; rector of Croydon, Cambridgeshire, from 1842 to 1845; was minister of Curzon Chapel in the parish of St. George's, Hanover Square, London, from 1845 till his consecration in 1850. He was also chaplain to the Duchess of Gloucester, and has published sermons and a work entitled "The Progress of the Reformation".

Dr. Fulford was appointed Metropolitan Bishop of Canada by Royal Letters Patent in 1850 and was consequently head of the Anglican church here. The deceased was an able and talented Divine and one of the brightest ornaments of the Church. As a preacher, he was eloquent, elegant in language, and always thoroughly earnest. He was for a considerable time absent from the country, and, we believe, only returned home this summer. The Provincial Synod assembled in Montreal on Wednesday, but owing to the illness of the Metropolitan, it did not organize. The deceased Divine married in 1830 the eldest daughter of A. Berkley Drummond, Esq., of Cadlands, Hants, England, who, we believe, survives him.


September 12, 1868


FLEMING - Died at Holy‑oake, Mass., on Sunday, the 6th instant after a long and protracted illness, born with Christian fortitude and resignation, Ellen, relict of the late Peter Fleming, formerly of Hamilton, aged 70 years.

September 14, 1868


DOVE - Died at his residence, Castledon Lodge, Liverpool, on the 24th of August last, Percy Matthew Dove, P.S.S. F.L.A., founder and manager of the Royal Insurance Company, aged 64 years.


September 15, 1868


FORBES - Two men became entangled in the machinery of Parker and Hays woollen mill, Woodstock, on Saturday afternoon. One of them named Forbes was instantly killed and the other badly hurt.


September 17, 1868


WILKINS - Died on August 27th, at her late residence, Adsett Cottage, Gloucestershire, England, in the 89th year, Elizabeth, daughter of the late John Wilkins, Esq., of Adsett House, and great‑aunt to Mr. D. F. F. Wilkins, of this city.


September 18, 1868


PHILLIPS (Montreal) - The death is announced this morning of Charles Phillips, a highly respected citizen, aged 46 years.


September 19, 1868


SMITH - The telegraph brings the not altogether unexpected intelligence of the death of another prominent public man of the country, Sir Henry Smith, for he had been labouring under a severe illness to which he was obliged to succumb during the sitting of the Legislature. Sir Henry, though in public life for over a quarter of a century, never held a high position as a politician for the reason that he was not considered as thoroughly reliable, by his party as he might have been. As a Conservative and a near neighbour of Sir John A. Macdonald he succeeded in obtaining a position in the original cabinet of 1854. When the McNab‑Morin ministry took office in the Fall of that year, he was appointed Solicitor‑General for Upper Canada. That he was an acquisition to the cabinet, we cannot doubt, for he was frequently placed in difficult positions and always acquitted himself with credit. His debating powers were above mediocrity, and many a gallant stand be made on the floor of the House of Assembly. He continued Solicitor‑General for four years. The year after, he was elected Speaker of the house and was commissioned to proceed to England to present an address from Parliament inviting Her Majesty the Queen to visit Canada.

In the following year, it will he remembered, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales came to this country as the Queen's Representative in this particular instance, and as a memorial of the visit, he conferred the honour of Knighthood upon the Hons. Henry Smith and Narcisse F. Belleau, the latter being at the time Speaker of the Legislative Council. At the close of the year, Parliament was dissolved. Sir Henry ceased to be Speaker of the House of Assembly, and on going back to his constituents in the County of Frontenac, he was defeated by Mr. Monk.

An estrangement had taken place between Sir Henry and his old friend and school‑mate, the Attorney‑General, hence the cause of his defeat in Frontenac. It has been very generally admitted that the fault was not on the part of Sir John A. Macdonald. At all events, Sir Henry remained out of Parliament until upon the accomplishment of Confederation when he came forward in his old constituency and was elected. As an active member of that body, he was extremely industrious, but notwithstanding his introduction of many important measures, he carried out but little legislation. His position in the Legislature was rather anomalous, and he did not secure the respect he ought to have commanded as an experienced legislator. His measures were treated as the emanations of a disappointed politician rather that a practical member who had been longer in political life than any other member of the house except the Hon. John Sandfield Macdonald. He was evidently much disconcerted by the opposition given to the various bills he introduced, and the worry of the disease becoming too much for him, he wag obliged to leave before the close of the session, never to return.

Sir Henry Smith was born in London, England, April 23rd, 1812, and came to Canada when only eight years of age. He has thus seen the country gradually progress until it has become what it is. He resided in Montreal until he received his elementary education which, however, was competed in Kingston. He studied law with Judge Hagerman and commenced his career as a lawyer in 1836. In 1846, he was made a Queen's Counsel, and soon after the Union of Upper and Lower Canada, entered Parliament for the only County he represented during his long parliamentary career. As a member he was painstaking and always ready to do the most he could for his constituents, and had he been always true to his party, he might possibly have been one of its ornaments. We have alluded to his difference with Sir John A. Macdonald, but it is gratifying to know that the quarrel was some time since made up on terms honourable to both, and we believe the two enjoyed each other's friendship for the past two years or thereabouts. The death of Sir Henry cannot be received by those who knew him, and especially his parliamentary colleagues without feeling of deep regret. He has passed away at a comparatively early age and when it could hardly be said that the vigour of his manhood was exhausted. Few men have had as long a career as his within the same number of years.

September 22, 1868


BROWN, FOTHERGILL, ROBINSON, KENNEDY (Owen Sound) - A melancholy accident took place lately on Georgian Bay by which four persons lost their lives. It appears that on Tuesday, the 8th instant, Mr. George Brown, postmaster; Mr. G. Fothergill, late of the Township of Derby; Mr. John Robinson; and a sailor named Kennedy started from here for Colpoy's Bay in an open sailboat, having on board some thirty‑six bushels of seed wheat and other produce. Not arriving at the destination, it was at first thought that as there was a strong head wind and heavy sea, they had put into some of the small inlets to have shooting, as they had guns and a dog with them. However, as no satisfactory information reached their friends here, the tug "Champlain" was chartered to go in search. Leaving here last Saturday at noon, Mr. Brown's boat was discovered early Sunday morning beached on the north‑east corner of White Cloud Island, having still a large portion of the wheat in her. His dog was also seen on the island, but could not be caught. Nearby was found the body of Kennedy lying partly in the water and in a disfigured state. It was placed in a boat and brought here.

About this time, the weather got so stormy as to render further search on that day fruitless. The "Champlain", therefore, returned about 5 o'clock.

An inquest was held on Kennedy's body this morning, after which the tug started for further search.

Mr. Robinson was a gentleman from New Orleans who together with his brother had come here to engage in business. He leaves a wife and six children.


September 23, 1868


HOPKINS - We regret exceedingly to learn that John, second son of James Hopkins, Reeve of Bentinck, was accidentally killed by a tree falling on him on Wednesday last while working in the woods. Deceased was 14 years of age.


September 27, 1868


THOMPSON (Kincardine) - R. S. Thompson, bailiff of the Third Division Court and a wealthy and much respected citizen of this village, was crushed to death this afternoon while assisting to sink a well upon his own premises. He leaves a wife and a large family for whom much sympathy is felt.

September 29, 1868


SMITH - Thomas Smith, a trackman on the Great Western Railway, was found near Waubuno, on Saturday morning, with both legs cut off, his right arm and head crushed, and several cuts on his body. He was dead when found. A train had just passed.


KINSEY - A farmer named Alpheus Kinsey was drowned at Ramey's Bend near Port Colborne, a few nights since. He was returning from the town of Welland with a grist, and in going on the bridge, his wagon upset and turned the bags over on him into the canal.


September,30, 1868


RAE - Died at Hamilton, on the 28th instant, Thomas Rae, Esq., aged 51 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of Bowery and Hunter streets, at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation without further notice.


MCLAREN - Died in the Township of Ancaster, on the morning of the 22rd instant, John G. McLaren, aged 66 years.


THOUIN (Montreal) - A young man, aged 17, C. Thouin, was drowned by the upsetting of a skiff while crossing to Longueuil


HARTLEY - James R. Hartley, M.P.P. for Carleton County and one of the surveyors for the Intercolonial Railway, died at Fredericton to‑day. Mr. Hartley was a young man of considerable ability, and a great regret is felt at his early death.


October 1, 1868


INNS - On Saturday last, a young man named John Inns, while employed at a threshing machine on Thomas Grant's farm near Clinton, fell from the mow into the cylinder of the machine which was in the barn and had both legs torn off. He died in three hours afterwards.


ORR - The oldest woman in Ontario, if not the Dominion, died at Belleville on the 9th instant, Mrs. Mary W. Orr, aged 105 years.


MURTON - John Murton, a plasterer in London, was so severely kicked by William Shea, another plasterer, on Sunday morning last that he diedonMonday. Shea has disappeared.


MINETTE - A French‑Canadian named Minette died suddenly at Hawkesbury, and his brother

Emile on the way with the body to L'Original, was seized with paralysis and also died in a few moments. The two brothers were buried together.


October 2, 1868


GALBRAITH - Died on Thursday, 1st October, at his residence, Hughson street, Mr. John Galbraith, in his 58th year. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Sunday afternoon at half past 2. Friends and acquaintances will please accept of this intimation without further notice.


October 3, 1868


CUSHING - Father Cushing of St, Michael's College, Toronto, died on the 19th ultimo, aged 35 years. He was a native of Pilkington, county of Wellington.


BELL, WISWELL (Georgetown) - A fearful accident occurred about 5 o'clock to‑day at Glen

Williams. The upper bends for Mr. Charles Williams' new woollen factory were being raised, and between 20 and 30 men were employed. One of the bends was precipitated to the ground about 30 feet by the supports giving way. One young man was instantly killed. Walter Bell and Joseph Wiswell are supposed to be fatally injured, and about 10 more severely injured, among whom we may mention William Rodden, merchant, of Glen Williams. This sad calamity has created a profound sensation in the neighbourhood.


SCHNEIDER (Montreal) - The Rev. Father Schneider of the Society of Jesus and intimately connected with the church of that name in this city died yesterday.


October 5, 1868


LAWSON - Died at the Old Survey, Nelson, on the 29th of September, Joseph Featherstone, the son of William and Sarah Lawson, aged 3 months and 3 days.


FINN - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 3rd instant, Mrs. Lydia J. Finn, sister of the late Robert Juden, aged 55 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Stewart street, one door east of McNab, to‑morrow, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LAIDLAW - A farmer name William Laidlaw, living near Arthur village, county of Wellington, committed suicide by poisoning himself on Thursday last.


CAROLINE - Mr. Cornelius Caroline was accidentally killed by a train while in the act of crossing the Grand Trunk in a cart at Collingsby station, nine miles from Kingston, on Thursday.

One of the two other men who were with him was seriously injured,


October 7, 1868


WIGGINS - A man named Wiggins, living near Sydenham village, committed suicide on Thursday last by cutting his throat.


October 8, 1868


BOICE - Mr, Abraham Boice, an old citizen of Toronto, aged 79, died recently at Wellington, Prince Edward. Me was one of the oldest masons in Canada.


October 9, 1868


COOPER - Died in this city, on Thursday, the 8th instant, Jane, the beloved wife of N. C. Cooper, aged 38 years. Funeral will leave her late residence on McNab street, on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.


October 10, 1868


MARSDEN - On Monday morning, as a miller named J. W. Marsden was assisting in filling a bag with flour in a mill at Newmarket, he fell to the floor and expired instantly.


PACE - A little boy, named Pace, was scalded to death in one of the leach vats of a tannery at Fredericton on Thursday of last, week.


WATSON - Mr. J. Watson of Washington, Ontario, a local preacher in connection, with the Mennonite church, while addressing the people assembled at a funeral, on Tuesday, fell dead in the pulpit.


October 12, 1868


GRANT - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 10th instant, Maggie I., the beloved wife of Robert Grant, in the 28th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence, Cannon street, on Tuesday morning at. 8 o'clock to the G.W. Railway station for the morning train to Toronto, Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation without further notice.


BRANNAN - A soldier in the 22nd Regiment, named Brannan, stationed at Fredericton, while out walking with a girl named Driscoll, was assaulted by two men, one of whom, the brother of the girl, struck Brannan on the head with an iron bar, killing him instantly.

One of the men is in custody, but Driscoll escaped. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against both men. Driscoll is described as 18 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches in height, smooth face, slightly built. The cause assigned for the deed was the intention to marry the girl in opposition to the wishes of the family.


October 13, 1868


FARRINGTON - A young son of Mr. Farrington of Sherbrooke fell upon an axe on the 21st ultimo and inflicted a severe wound on the neck from the effects of which he died in about an hour.


MCCALLUM (Belleville) - On Sunday afternoon, a man named L. McCallum from Oswego was found dead in his bed in the Railroad House. A bottle half filled with laudanum was found on the table in his room. He had been drinking freely for some time past, but was apparently sober when he applied for lodgings on Saturday right. A coroner's inquest was held, but no further particulars were ascertained.


October 15, 1868


MINER (Windsor) - Captain Miner of the tug "Goodrow" was attacked at Amherstburg last evening at 7 o'clock p.m. by three coloured men named Brown, Virtly, and Medley, receiving injuries on the head resulting in his death to‑day at, 4:30 p.m. Their object appears to have been to rob him of a sum of money which he had on his person. Virtly was arrested, but through the carelessness of the constable allowed to escape. They are supposed to be in Detroit. Captain Miner had on his person about four hundred dollars, it was supposed, before the attack, but when he was discovered, about one hundred dollars was all that could be found.


October 16, 1868


MCDONALD - A man named McDonald and his son, residing in Coningham, had been in Sherbrooke a few days together, for the purpose of paying the Crown Estate Office a small balance due upon the land. After transacting their business, they left Sherbrooke for Lennoxville, a few miles distant, where they drank several glasses of liquor before starting for home. When last seen, they were on the road together east of Comton and near the river Molate. The next morning, the body of the son was found dead and stretched at full length upon the roadside.

October 17, 1868


SCROGGIE - John Mewhinney has been committed for the murder of John Scroggie at a logging bee in Minto.


WORTHY - John Worthy was smothered to death by a sandbank falling upon him in a pit at the head of Cruikshank's Lane, Toronto, on Monday morning.


MINTY - Died in Durham, County Grey, on the morning of the 16th instant, Louisa Mary Barbara, fourth daughter of the late Robert Horatio Minty, captain in H.M. 1st West India Regiment, aged 25 years.


JENNER - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Mr. T. A. Jenner, aged 58 years and 2 months.


October 19, 1868


FINN - Michael Finn was found dead on the beach near Niagara last Monday.


MILLER - Colonel Miller, an old and highly respected resident of Niagara, died on the 10th instant. He was one of the Militiamen who defended the frontier in 1813.


MACDONALD - A young son of Colonel Rolland Macdonald, St. Catharines ,fell from an apple tree a week ago and broke his arm. Amputation was performed, lockjaw ensued, and he died on Friday.


BURRIDGE - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 17th instant, The wife of Mr. George Burridge, aged 58 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, on the corner of Tyburn and Catherine streets, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are; respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


DAVIS - Died at Hamilton, on the 18th instant, William W. Davis, aged 38 years, only son of N. H. Davis. Funeral will leave the residence of his father‑in‑law, Capt. John Ferguson, on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. to‑day. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


October 20, 1868


MAINPRIZE - Mrs. Mainprize of Vaughan was burned to death on the 4th instant by the explosion of a coal oil lamp.


JOHNSTON - On the 8th instant, a nan named will lam Johnston burst a large blood vessel near the heart and dropped dead in a store at Ainleyville.(now called Brussels, Ontario)

COLTER (Bowmanville) - An ill‑feeling having existed for many years between two brothers‑in‑law named John Colter and William Gay terminated on Saturday night in the death of Colter. They were near neighbours, and Colter on going to and from town, in passing the house of the latter, had several times been accused of breaking their windows, using threats of violence, causing Gay, who is an old man, to stand in dread of his violence. On Saturday night, on his way home from Bowmanville about 11 p.m., Colter broke into the kitchen, declaring he would take his life. He was warned not to proceed further. He persisted in doing so, when Gay, who was armed with a rifle loaded with gun‑shot, fired the contents, entering the eye, tearing away a portion of the face, causing instant death.

An inquest is now being held in the Town Hall by Coroner Christie. Colter is supposed to have been a little under the influence of liquor. Gay has lived here many years, and is a harmless, inoffensive man.


FAIRBORN - On Friday, an engine driver on the Grand Trunk named Fairborn was killed at Three Rivers while shunting waggons.


October 21, 1868


SUDLEY - Died on October 3rd, in the Township of Morris, near Wingham, in the 75th year of her age, Mrs. N. Sudley, the beloved mother of the Hon. E. Sudley, of Walkerton. She was with grace enabled when in view of Eternity to find unspeakable comfort in the Divine assurance that "there is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus who calls not after the flesh but after the spirit".


October 23, 1868


LINDSAY - Died at Guelph, on the 22rd instant, Mr. James Lindsay, hotel keeper, formerly of this city.


GRAHAM - Mr. James Graham, who was injured by the felling of the Barrie drill shed, died a few days since.


BELL Mr. John Bell, of Hamilton Township, Northumberland County, was killed by the running away of his horses, on the 15th instant.


MITCHELL - Mr. James Mitchell, one of the oldest residents of Beverly, diedonSunday last. He had resided in the Township since 1834.


October 26, 1868


PARKER - Died on the 24th instant, at his residence, Guelph, Thomas Sutherland Parker, Esq.,

M.D., MP, in his fortieth year. His friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 3 o'clock without further notice.

We deeply regret to announce that, contrary to hopes entertained a few days ago, Dr. Parker has succumbed to the injuries received by him in his dreadful fall, and died on Saturday afternoon about 3 o'clock. For some time after his removal to his own house, it was hoped that he might recover, and when on Thursday, a bed and other appliances were obtained for him from Hamilton, he appeared to he much easier; these hopes grew stronger. On Friday, however, a turn for the worse took place, and he gradually sank until Saturday afternoon when death put an end to his suffering.

Dr. Parker entered public life in 1861, defeating Dr. Clark in the north riding of Wellington. He was re‑elected in 1863 by a large majority, and at the last election, on the division of the County, was chosen the representative of the centre riding without opposition. He was decidedly liberal, without being fanatical, in his political opinions, and was an earnest and able member of the Reform party, and although too independent in his opinions ever to become a mere party hack, he rendered important service to his political friends. As a speaker, he was fluent, at times when warming with his subject eloquent, and always clear and forcible in the presentation of his views. He had achieved that position in the ranks of his party as a debater which marked him out as certain, when the wheel of fortune should bring them into office, to occupy a prominent position in the government of the country. The Reform party and the country, in his death, lose an able public man at a moment when ability in the councils of the Dominion, whether in the ministerial or opposition seat of the house, is of very great importance.

The city of Hamilton in so far as its railway projects are concerned, has to mourn in the death of Dr. Parker an earnest and warm friend. From the time that the promotion of the Wellington, Grey, and Bruce Railway was seriously entered upon about two and a half years since to the present, he has been constant and untiring in his efforts to secure its construction. He was a member of the board of directors, and one whose counsel and assistance were always regarded as of the greatest importance. His death has come upon us so suddenly that we can hardly realize the great loss that we sustain in it. His mourning family and connections have the warm sympathy of his many friends in Hamilton in their bereavement, it will be seen that the funeral takes place to‑morrow, Tuesday, at three o'clock in the afternoon


October 27, 1868


MORTON - A man, named Thomas Morton, mate of the schooner, "Burgogne", was lost overboard about five miles above Brockville, on Monday.

COSGROVE - We learn from Mount Forest to‑day that Coroner Griffith is holding an inquest on the body of Edward Cosgrove who was killed in a row in that village on Wednesday. The investigation is likely to continue until night. A man named Archibald McKechnie has been arrested for striking a blow which deprived Cosgrove of life, and is now in custody pending the issue of the Inquest.


BROOKS - The Port Hope "Canadian" gives the following frightful picture of the results of intemperance at that place. A party of four, named respectively Brooks and Pew with their wives, left town on Wednesday evening, 14th instant, in a drunken state, taking two quarts of whiskey with them. On their arrival at Pew's house in the neighbourhood of Welcome, they commenced drinking and dancing until they could no longer stand. Brooks with Pew and his wife rolled into one bed while Mrs. Brooks lay upon the floor by the side of the stove. About 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning, a stick fell out of the stove and ignited the dress of Mrs. Brooks. The fire woke her up from her stupor, and she cried for help, but the other three were too drunk to render proper assistance. As the result the unfortunate woman was left by the fire a blackened, scorched, lifeless victim to intemperance.


MCDONALD - Rory McDonald, one of the parties injured by the late explosion at the works of the 'Windsor and Annapolis Railway Bridge, died on Thursday. He had no bones broken, but was dreadfully scalded.


MARSHALL - We regret to learn that James Marshall, son of Mr. Thomas Marshall, innkeeper, John street, aged about 20 years, met with his death yesterday evening between 4 and 5 o'clock under the most melancholy circumstances. He, with his brother and another young man named McFadden, were out all day shooting ducks on Burlington Bay. The deceased and McFadden were in a sail boat, and the brother had get into a skiff which was alongside. He was asked to hand a glove from the skiff, and while in the act of doing so, he came in contact with his gun which went off, the contents lodging in the body of James Marshall and killing him almost instantly.


October 29, 1868


TYSARD - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 24th instant, after a few hours' suffering, Minnie Elizabeth, the beloved wife of A. F. Tysard, photographer, Paisley, Ontario.


MARSHALL - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, James, youngest son of Mr. Thomas Marshall, aged 20 years. The funeral will leave his father's residence, Jobs street south, corner of Peel, to‑day (Thursday), at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

FREEMAN - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Bridget, the beloved wife of Mr. Charles Freeman, aged 20 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, on James street rear the drill shed, to‑day, at 10 a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


PROVOST (Quebec) - While a Canadian, named Pierre Provost, was engaged in drawing stones on Tuesday week and was passing down from the south end of Durham Bridge, he fell off when the waggon wheels passed over him, crushing his ribs. He survived only a few days, and has left a widow and large family.


MURPHY (Montreal) - A man named Timothy Murphy was killed by a load of timber he was drawing falling upon him.


October 30, 1868


MENZIES - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Isabella, the beloved wife of Mr. William Menzies, aged 24 years. The funeral will leave her late residence on Bay street on Sunday at half past one o'clock and will proceed to the burial place in Aldershot, near Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


MARSHALL - The funeral of James Marshall, who was shot a few days since, took place yesterday afternoon with military honours. The hearse was preceded by a firing party from the deceased's Company, No 4. The turnout was quite large.


VEAN (Montreal) - A verdict of accidental death has been given in the case of Alexander Vean, burnt to death a day or two since.


October 31, 1868


STRAFFORD - Mr. Strafford, a young man employed in the City Registry Office, Toronto, died suddenly on Tuesday.


EADIE - On Friday afternoon last, Mrs. William Eadie, of Mount Pleasant, died in a buggy while being driven along Colborne street, Brantford, She had been in delicate health for some time, and at the time of her death, she was returning from a visit to some friends near Ancaster.


VACK - A German, named Vack, was killed by the fall of a tree near Tavistock a few days since. He was in company with two others in the bush coon‑hunting at the time of the occurrence. Accidents at coon‑hunting are of common occurrence in Canada. No wonder, when that are conducted at midnight.


TEMLIN - On Sunday night last, about nine o'clock a man named John George Temlin, a seaman

belonging on H.M.S. Philomel, lying at Chatham, N.B., was drowned while attempting to reach the vessel in a small skiff in company with another seaman.


November 3, 1868


FERRIS - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, of inflammation of the lungs, Martha Ferris, aged 54 years, a native of Blessington, County of Wicklow, Ireland, and sister of Constable Ferris. The funeral will leave her late residence on Cherry street, between Tyburn and Peel streets, on Wednesday, the 4th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


CHAIRE (Quebec) - Mrs. Joseph Faladeau, wife of Mr. Jacques Chaire, who died at Charlesbourg, on the 28th ultimo, at the age of 90, left 10 children, 88 grandchildren, and 92 great-grandchildren.


November 4, 1868


SMITH (Windsor) - A man named Nathaniel Smith was killed at Elleshouse on Thursday evening by a man named Alexander Ross. It appears, from what we can learn, that Smith was abusing Ross and finally struck him, when he retaliated, striking him on the temple and causing instant death.


BURR - A child of Mr. Burr's of Tweed was burned to death on the 21st ultimo. The child's clothes caught fire from the stove.


November 6, 1868


LAWLOR - Charles Lawlor, an old pensioner, was found dead in his bed at Toronto on Wednesday morning.


FAIRBAIRN - We regret to learn from the Richmond" "Guardian" that Mr. James Fairbairn, driver of a pilot engine and the son of the road master on the Grand Trunk between St. John and Montreal, met with an accident on Friday, the 16th, which cost him his life. As he was in the act of withdrawing the coupling belt between the tender and a car, his foot slipped and he fell across the track, the tender and engine passing over his legs, mutilating them frightfully. He lingered but a few hours, dying in great pain, but in perfect consciousness. He was a mason and a G.T. Volunteer, and was buried with masonic and military honours. Deceased was highly beloved and respected wherever be was known.

November 7, 1868


CLARKE - Died at Brighton, England, on the 8th October, Erie William Clarke, Esq., of Knedlington, Yorkshire, and for some years a resident of Grimsby, Ontario


November 9, 1868


DURKEE - A Mrs. Durkee, of Thorold, died suddenly in that village, on Monday last.


CARR - A young man named Carr dropped dead lately in Mrs. F. Blake's waggon, Township of Grey.


GIBSON A man named Mr. John Gibson was killed at a stable raising at Egremont, County of Grey, on Thursday last, by a log falling on his head.


JENNINGS - A family named Jennings, living in Pelham, recently lost four members by a dangerous fever, supposed to have. been introduced by a visitor from a distance.


WADE - Mr. Benjamin Wade, of Crowland, who was injured last week on the canal bank near Welland by a stick of timber passing over his body, has since died from the injuries he received.


MCDONALD - On Tuesday last, two men named McDonald from Glengarry, employed by W. Hall, Esq, Waubaushene Mills, near Barrie, were drowned while engaged in picking rap some saw logs that had drifted from a broken raft.


HARRISON - A brakeman, named Harrison, employed on the Grand Trunk Railway, while in the act of coupling a train at Shakespeare, on Wednesday last, was thrown under the car wheels, and his body very much mangled. He lingered in great suffering until Thursday when he died. The unfortunate man was a Southerner and was one of those who took part in the St. Alban's raid, since which time he has lived in Canada.


CURRAN - George Curran, the individual who was convicted of forgery and sentenced to four years imprisonment in the Provincial Penitentiary, died at the County Jail yesterday. Deceased had been ailing for some time past. An inquest will be held on the body at 10:30 a.m. to‑day before Coroner McIntosh.


November 10, 1868


HAGARTY - A man named David Hagarty was killed in a drunken row at Wellandport, on Tuesday evening last.

MOORE - John Moore, farmer, Norton Creek, met with an accident from his horses' running away which terminated fatally. There was a compound fracture, and he died of haemorrhage.


DYKEMAN - A young girl, about eleven years of age, daughter of Mr. Charles Dykeman, Carleton, was on Saturday afternoon playing with some other children on an old weir bottom before Clarke's mill, Carleton, and her bonnet blew off into the river. She stooped over to get it, lost her balance, and fell into the water. The tide carried her away some distance and before assistance came, she was drowned. The body was afterwards recovered.


DOWNIE - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, after a long and painful illness, Mary, the beloved wife of William Downie. The funeral will leave her late residence on Locomotive street, on Tuesday, the 10th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend.


CURRAN - George Curran will be buried from his late residence, foot of Rebecca street, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Sheriff Thomas generously advanced £10 to assist in burying him. Friends of the deceased are kindly requested to attend the funeral.


November 11, 1868


FRASER - On the 28th ultimo, a man, over seventy years of age, named Fraser, of Mara, was burnt to death in his bed, the house, of which he was the sole occupant, having caught fire.


HARTY - The death is announced of James Harty, Esq., one of the leading merchants of Kingston. As a mark of respect to his memory, the flags on the City Hall and public buildings were placed at half mast.


KEYS (Chatham) - A coloured man, named Perry Keys, was drowned last night a few miles up the river by falling from the steam barge "Mariner" while wheeling wood on board. Owing to the extreme darkness of the night, it was impossible to rescue him.


November 12, 1868


MCMULLEN - R. McMullen died from delirium tremens in the jail at Sarnia a few days ago. The poor wretch has been committed in default of redress for the satisfaction of a fine imposed upon him for selling liquor on Sunday.


DELONG - George DeLong and James Toms were among a number of boys who were returning from a charivari, commonly called shivaree, in Long Settlement, Carleton county, on the night

of October 23. They had a scuffle and several falls, when DeLong received injuries from Toms from which he died in two days.


November 13, 1868


HYDE - Captain George Hyde, one of the pioneers of Lambton County, died last week at an advanced age. He was a gentleman of much public spirit and always took a lively interest in the progress and welfare of his adopted country. In politics he was a staunch conservative, but withal most liberal towards those who held political views different from his own.


KENNEDY (Montreal) - The funeral of the late Col. Kennedy took place to‑day at 2 o'clock. The 1st Battalion of the 60th Rifles forming the firing party and the whole garrison not on duty, as well as a large number of volunteers officers followed in the procession.


WARD (St. Mary's) - On yesterday afternoon, a woman named Mrs. Ward was found dead in bed. Her death is supposed to have been brought about by foul means as there were several bruisesonher neck and body. The authorities are on the lookout for one or two individuals who are suspected. An inquest was commenced to‑day, but was postponed till to‑morrow in order that all evidence available might be obtained.


November 16, 1868


SULLIVAN - John Sullivan, a pensioner, late of the 82nd Regiment, died at Maiden Asylum, on Thursday afternoon.


November ln, 1868


DOGHERTY - An inquest was held at the village of Carlisle, on Thursday last, the 12th instant, by Dr. O. Skinner, coroner, on the body of William Dogherty, who was found dead in the creek at the bridge near the village. The evidence failed to furnish any clue to the cause of the accident. It was established that deceased was sober and apparently in good health the previous evening. The coroner adjourned the inquest until next Saturday in the hope that in the meantime some facts night be elicited to solve the mystery. Mr. Dogherty was an old and respected resident in East Flamborough. His family consisted of only one son. It is a curious fact that the coroner had occasion only about a month ago to hold an inquest upon the body of a man found dead in a similar manner in the same location.


MATHIESON (Montreal) - The death is announced at Hudson, Vaudreuil, of Lieut‑Col. Mathieson, one of the few remaining heroes of the Peninsular war. He was aged 67 years.

November 18, 1868


FRASER - Mr. Hugh Fraser, for more than a quarter of a century, a wholesale merchant in Kingston, died suddenly on Thursday last.


LOVE - A young man, named Love, was caught, on a revolving shaft in a grist mill in Lanark village on Wednesday evening, and when discovered he was dead, though the wheel was still whirling round.


LANGEVIN - The funeral of Mrs. Langevin, mother of the Secretary of State, was attended by His Honour Lieutenant Governor Narcisse Belleau, Sir John A. Macdonald, the Honourable Messrs Rose, Kenny, Chaupuis, Mitchell, and Tilley. The pall was supported by the Hon. Mr. Carlebois, Hon. Mr. Chauveau, Hon. Mr. Tennier, Hon. Mr. Justice Caron, Mr. Siroche, and Mr. Vidal Tetu. The body was met at the door of the French Cathedral by the Rev. Mr. Auclair, who read the introductory services. Grand Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Grand Vicar Caseau, and the absolution pronounced by His Grace the Archbishop. The son of deceased, the Lord Bishop of Rimouski and Grand Vicar Langevin celebrated mass at the side altar.


TEKIATINNAWEN - On Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, as some Indians were going down the riverona raft, and when near the Victoria Bridge, one of them named Joseph Tekiatinnawen of Caughnwaga fell down suddenly and expired. An inquest was held at 3 o'clock and a verdict returned to the effect that the deceased had died of apoplexy.


November 20, 1868


MCCULLOCH -Died in this city, on the 19th instant, James, only son of Peter McCulloch, aged 2 years and 1 month. The funeral will leave his father's residence, corner of York and Park streets, to‑morrow at noon for Millgrove. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


MCCARTHY - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Mr. Patrick McCarthy, a native of the County of Kerry, Ireland, aged 55 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Stuart street, at 3 o'clock, on Friday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mr. Patrick McCarthy, whose death was announced yesterday morning, died very suddenly. He was well known for many years as a messenger in connection with the Parcels Office of the Great Western. Railway.

MURPHY - Ellen Murphy, the wife of a shoemaker, in Toronto, committed suicide yesterday morning by cutting her throat with a razor.


REAUME - Charles Reaume killed his wife at Chatham on Monday night with an axe. She lived until next morning.


CASWELL - Thomas Swanton killed Janes Caswell at Duart, county of Kent, by striking him on the head with a shovel in a drunken quarrel. Swanton is in Chatham jail.


DALRYMPLE - Miss Melinda Dalrymple, daughter of James Dalrymple, was drowned on the 21st ultimo in Moore Brook, Douglas, Hants County, U.S. She was returning from Noel with horse and waggon, and attempting to cross the creek before the tide was sufficiently out, she met her death. Her remains were found near the shore. The horse was found at a short distance, struggling in the water with the waggon attached to it.


November 21, 1868


ROUSSEAUX - Died at Rose Bank Farm, Barton, on Thursday evening, November 19th, at half past eight o'clock, Major J. B. Rousseaux, son of the late Colonel Jean Baptiste Rousseaux, in his 69th year. The funeral will take place on Sunday, 22nd instant, at 11 a.m. from his late residence to the Barton Church cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation without further notice.


DORAN - John Doran, a feeble old man who had just served out a term in the County Jail for vagrancy, died in his cell yesterday morning. An inquest was held in the afternoon by Dr. McIntosh, coroner, before a jury, half of whom were prisoners in the jail... The jury after a brief consultation returned a verdict that the said John Doran died in the County Jail on Friday, November 20, from natural causes and that he received every attention from the officers of the jail.


CLARK - A boy named Clark was killed on Monday last near Woodstock by a span of horses running away with him.


MCMAHON - A sailor, named Peter McMahon, was lost overboard from the schooner "Isabella, Captain Owens, on Sunday morning last. It seems that he was struck by the boom and dashed into the lake from which it was impossible to rescue him owing to the high sea which was running at the time. The schooner arrived at Toronto from Brighton on Wednesday night and the deceased, who was about 30 years of age, resided at Brighton for several years.


MCNAUGHT - The oldest resident in the Township of South Dumfries and one extensively known and respected, Mr. John McNaught, Sr., died at his residence rear Glenmorris,

last Thursday, aged 96 years. Mr. McNaught was a native of Kircudbrightsbire, Scotland, and was horn in 1772. He was educated for the law, and studied along with Henry Brougham and Francis Jeffrey, and other celebrities. His recollections of Scottish legal and literary society, six years ago, were vivid and interesting.


November 23, 1868


BUGG - Carlo Bugg, a labouring man, who resided on the 1st Concession of Mornington, hung himself a few day ago. He leaves a wife and six helpless children.


PARDON - Mr. William Pardon, an old and highly respected resident of Whitby Township, was found dead at the old toll gate near Whitby, on Wednesday morning. The old gentleman was in his 74th year, and undertook to walk to his home from Whitby during the storm of Tuesday night, but sank down on the road, weak and weary, in the place where he was found dead.


DUNLOP - James Dunlop, a brakeman on the Grand Trunk, was killed in Lachine yesterday. He slipped off the cars and the train passed over him.


LARIVIERS - A workman, named Charles LaRiviers, fell from the top of a building going up in Little St. James street, Montreal, and was frightfully mutilated. He died in one or two minutes.


November 25, 1868


GRIFFITH - Mr. John Griffith, a resident of Canada for forty years, died in the neighbourhood of Port Credit, on Friday last, at the age of 78.


WAIT - Mrs. Patience Wait died suddenly at Picton at the advanced age of 78 years. This woman, for a number of years, lived a secluded life in a tenement owned by herself and which from age had become almost uninhabitable. So deep‑rooted had become her eagerness for gain that she almost deprived herself of the common necessities of life, while her person was clothed in garments tattered and torn and only fit for the common receptacle of worn apparel, the rag basket. Upon her person at death was found, we are informed, the large sum of $1150 in bank bills which had been her constant companion both by day and by night, besides other papers of considerable value. She was also the owner of a considerable amount of real estate within the corporation limits.

HOLMAN - Two young ladies named Holman were drowned in Cow Bay, Cape Breton, on the 3rd instant, by the upsetting of a boat.


RYAN - An elderly man, named Michael Ryan, was seen to jump into the dock between Central and Collin's wharf, Halifax, on Friday night. His body was recovered at the dock next morning.


LOVE - A man named Thomas Love, a teamster in the employ of Mr. A. Caldwell of Lanark, N.S.,was accidental1y killed in the grist mill of his employer on the 11th instant. He was caught by an upright revolving shaft and crushed into a space of a few inches in breadth.


JACKSON - Died in Guelph, on the 20th instant, Mr. Robert Jackson, a native of Yorkshire, England, aged 54 years.


SWENEY (Petrolia) - A sad accident happened here last right at one of the Star Company's wells. A man named W, D. Sweney fell into a tank of oil and was drowned. He leaves a wife and family. A coroner's inquest was held this afternoon and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts,


November 26, 1868


MILLER - Mr. John Miller, the well‑known barrister of Galt, died suddenly of heart disease on Tuesday morning last.


DANIELS - A melancholy accident occurred at Sand Point on Thursday last whereby Mr. Thomas Daniels, an engine driver on the Brockville and Ottawa Railway, lost his life. It appears that the unfortunate man was at the time shunting cars on another line, and while coupling them was by some means thrown on the track and run over, receiving injuries sufficient to cause instant death.


DESJARDINS - A man named Pierre Desjardins was killed on Saturday last under the following circumstances. He was engaged with a party of other men in removing gravel from the side of the hill at Mill Cove, about a mile west of the Grand Trunk station, South Quebec, when a large stone at the top of the cape became detached, and before Desjardins could escape from the perilous position, it rolled down with tremendous velocity, passing over his body and crushing him to death. When his remains were picked up, they were so mangled and torn as to he altogether unrecognizable. The coroner of the district, Mr. Panet, held an inquest, and a verdict in accordance with the circumstances of the accident was rendered. It would appear that the deceased had been warned on a previous occasion of the danger he incurred by approaching too near the cliff.

November 27, 1868


CHAMBERS - Mr. John Chambers, one of the oldest residents of the town of Prescott, died suddenly on Tuesday morning, of apoplexy.


WILLIAMS - A woman, named Elizabeth Williams, died suddenly at Yorkville, on Wednesday, from excitement caused by passing on the street cars, the place where she intended to get off.


MINER - A young man, named Thomas Miner, in the employment of Mr. Robert Ray, Township of Maryborough, Wellington County, was gored to death by a bull he was taking into the stable. The horns of the animal tore open the body in several places.


RYDER - A man named Ryder, in the Township of Collingwood, attempted to roll a log on a building which was but three logs in height when the end of it slipped, striking a hand spike he was using and bringing it down with such force on his head as to kill him.


MCDONALD - A young girl, 14 years of age, named Mary McDonald, whose father resides in the 1st Concession of Kinloss, was killed by a threshing machine on the 25th ultimo. She had gone, for curiosity, to see the machine work, and her clothes being caught by the tumbling shaft, she was whirled round until she was so mutilated as to be unrecognizable. The horses ran away as soon as she was caught and thus cut off all her chances of escape.


MCCULLOUGH - On Monday, a man named Joseph McCullough, while in a state of intoxication, fell down the stairs of his house in Brunswick street, St, John, N.B., and died on Wednesday morning.


MURPHY - A man named Thomas Murphy, of Rankin's Mill, St. John, got caught in the belting. Instantly he was dragged over a pulley, and so terribly bruised and mutilated that death ensued almost immediately.


BLACK, BRANNON - An unfortunate accident occurred at the Pembroke Iron Works, St. Croix, N.B., on the 11th instant. Through some defect, the flywheel began to revolve with frightful rapidity and soon broke into fragments. The engineer, Kelly, knew what was going to occur but was unable to prevent it. The wheel weighed 25 tons, and so great was the velocity that a piece, 5 tons in weight, went through the roof and about 200 feet in the air straight up. Patrick Black and Michael Brannon, two workmen, were killed. The damage to the company is upwards of $6000.

KENNY - The other afternoon, some boys, who were dragging the bottom of Pitt's dock in search of old iron, etc., brought up the body of a man who was afterwards identified as Heman Kenny of Harrington. He had been missing since Sunday night last when he went to visit a friend on board a vessel lying at the wharf, and it is supposed that in attempting to get on board he fell into the water and was drowned. (Halifax)


DEVILAIRE - Mr. James Huntingdon, while out shooting at Yarmouth, N.S., had his hand shattered by the bursting of his gun, and amputation at the wrist was necessary. A lad with him, named Devilaire, was wounded in the temple by a fragment of the gun. Upon arriving home, the boy was seized with vomiting, succeeded by drowsiness from which he never awoke. An examination disclosed a slight scalp wound without fracture of the skull. A large quantity of clotted blood was found beneath the seat of the injury, causing death by pressure on the brain.


DALES - Died on Wednesday, 25th November, Eliza, wife of George Dales, Middle Road, Nelson, aged 62 years. The funeral will leave her late residence at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 28th instant. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


HOGAN - Died on Thursday, 26th instant, Madeline Wharton, widow of the late John Sheridan Hogan, M.P., and daughter of Robert Metcalfe, Esq., of Hull, Yorkshire, England. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, 30th instant, from the Royal Hotel. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


November 28, 1868


MURRAY (Kingston) - The conspiracy at the Penitentiary has created much excitement. The coroner's jury has returned the following verdict: That Christopher Murray came to his death by gunshot wounds inflicted by guards when on duty in Penitentiary on the morning of the 26th instant at a quarter to one o'clock; That said Christopher Murray at same time was a convict in said institution and had with others formed a conspiracy to break from the prison and by false keys to open the convicts cells, overpower the guards and thereby secure the escape of said convicts; That said Murray at the time he received the wounds was unlawfully engaged in carrying out said conspiracy and had actually liberated two other convicts, and when he received the shots was just then endeavouring to open by means of false keys the wicket gate leading from the main building to the yard; That the deceased Murray was several times ordered by the guards to desist and surrender himself a prisoner, which he refused to do, and therefore the guards, to prevent and repress the conspirators and secure the other convicts, were compelled to fire.

The jury find such means justifiable and the guards blameless.

November 30, 1868


AMSTRICKER - Mr. Christian Amstricker of Shakespeare, who had for a week previously been slightly indisposed, on getting out of bed last Thursday morning, fell on the floor and expired in a few minutes afterwards. Dr. Boutilier of New Hamburg was immediately sent for and pronounced the cause of his death to be internal rupture of a blood vessel.


JAMIESON - James Jamieson, who has resided the past three years in the Township of Howick, 3rd Concession south on the Walkerton road and is well known in the neighbourhood, was drowned last week. He sold his farm this fall and went to the Manitoulin and took up land. He returned for his wife and family. After he taken then up to the island, he again returned to this place the other week, and it was on his homeward trip that he got drowned. His wife and family reached this place on Wednesday and all she knows is that he walked off the steamer into the water when near the island. The circumstance was observed by some on board and the boat was stopped, but the body was not recovered.


POWERS - A man named John Powers dropped dead in Grafton street, Halifax, on Tuesday morning. An inquest was held and a verdict returned of "died from the visitation of God".


RYAN - The body of a man named Thomas Ryan, formerly a store keeper at Cromwell, was found this morning, sitting in the mud at the bottom of the dock between the Ordinance and Harvey's wharf. It is said that he was chased last evening by a policeman who wished to arrest him for some offence when be ran down the wharf, and as the policeman appeared, dodged behind some of the buildings and escaped. He must, however, have accidentally jumped overboard and his feet getting stuck in the mud at the bottom prevented him from rising. (Halifax)


December 1, 1868


WILSON - Died at his residence, Peel street, Hamilton, on Thursday, November 26th, in the fear and love of God, John Combe Wilson, aged 51 years. Deceased was the eleventh son of the Rev. George Wilson, Vicar of Didlington and rector of Eccles, St. Mary, in the county of Norfolk, England, and brother of Major George Sir Archdale Wilson of Delhi. His remains were interred in the Guelph Union cemetery.


TYETT - Died at his residence, Robinson street, on the morning of the 30th ultimo, George James Tyett, Esq., a native of London, England, aged 52 years.

The funeral will leave his late residence for the Church of the Ascension on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. which all friends are invited to attend.


December 2, 1868


CONN - A son of Mr. Conn of Port Pope, while working on the Triconneil pier on Tuesday morning, of last week fell through into the water and was drowned.


GAGNON - Gagnon, who was shot by a constable at Gananogue on Friday, died the same evening. Deceased leaves a wife and six children.


STEVENS - Captain Stevens of the barque "Oregan", which cleared at Quebec on the 17th ultimo for Swansea, died on Monday morning last, the 22nd ultimo, while proceeding down the river. The ship put back to Bic, and the mate telegraphed for instructions. Orders were sent to the mate, Mr. John Hore, to land the remains of his late commander, and, after having, given all needful information to the Magistrate there, proceeded to sea immediately. It is not yet known whether the body of the late Captain Stevens will be interred at Bic, or brought up to Montreal.


December 3, 1868


FREEMAN - A Grand Requiem Mass was celebrated yesterday morning in St. Mary's Cathedral for the late Mrs. Freeman who was a leading member of the choir of the church. Mass was performed by Father Heenan. The choir of the church under the able direction of Mr. Cherrier sang in a very creditable manner Mozart's Requiem Mass. They were assisted on the occasion by several members of the Musical Society, as well as by some of our amateur singers. Bishop Farrell, assisted by Fathers O'Shea and Richards, officiated at the libera. The altar of the church was very tastefully decorated being draped in black cloth with wreaths of "immortelles'.


December 4, 1868


FRASER - Died at Grimsby, on the 2nd December, John Craigie Fraser, Esq., aged 36 years.


WEBSTER (Ottawa) - An inquest was held to‑day on the body of William Webster, a respectable man in easy circumstances, who shot himself last night. Temporary insanity is the cause assigned.

December 8, 1868


BENNER - Died at Alvinston, in the County of Lambton, in the 59th year of his age, after a lingering illness of several years' duration, Captain William Benner, who was born on the 10th April, 1818, in the county of Kerry, Ireland, and emigrated to Canada in the year 1832. Deceased took an active part in the Rebellion of 1837 and '38 in and around Hamilton and the frontier bordering on Lake Ontario, and was universally respected by all who knew him.


December 9, 1868


BROWN - Died in the city of London, on the 7th instant, Martha Brown, wife of Mr. J. D. Thomson Brown, in her 26th year. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, the 10th instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. from the residence of her father, East Flamborough, to the place of interment.


December 10, 1868


SMITH - The funeral of the late Mr. Justice Smith of Montreal was largely attended by members of the Bar. Six of his brother judges acted as pall bearers.


HARPER - Mr. John Harper of Elgin was thrown out of his sleigh against the wall of the bridge across the Chateauguay river by the team running away on the 30th ultimo and instantly killed.


December 11, 1868


PROUDFOOT - Died on the 10th instant, Mary McPherson, youngest daughter of William Proudfoot, Esq.. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. from her father's residence on John street. Friends will please accept this intimation without further notice.


December 12, 1868


WATKINS - Died in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, December 11th, 1868, F. W. Watkins, Esq., in his 59th year. Funeral from his late residence, York street, on Monday, the 14th instant.

An announcement of the death of Mr. F. W. Watkins, which appears in to‑day's "Spectator", will be read with very great regret by the many friends of the deceased throughout Ontario. Mr. Watkins was born in Parsonstown, King's County, Ireland, in January, 1810, and came to Canada

 in August, 1819, and settled in the Township of Esquesing, county of Halton, where he remained as a farmer until 1847. In that year, he removed to Toronto and went into the store of Mr. Walker, his brother‑ir‑law, and the following year commenced business in Hamilton which he carried on until about 1859. At that tine, the oil speculations in the west attracted his attention, and he sold his business to his brother and went into the oil business in which he was very successful. A few years later, he withdrew from these operations and has since taken an active interest in the promotion of the Anglo‑American Peat Company, operating in the County of Welland, and other matters calculated to develop the material interests of the country. He also took an active part in promoting the Wellington, Grey, and Bruce Railway. Mr. Walker, while in business, occupied for a time a seat in the City Council board. He was also an active member in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in this city and held an official position. He was an active earnest man whose removal will leave a blank not readily filled, and his widow and children have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their bereavement.


DUBREAUET - On Monday afternoon, at Montreal, Alphonse Dubreauet was drowned while skating.


December 14, 1868


KERR - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Mr. Robert Alexander Kerr, aged 70 years, formerly of Wexford, Ireland. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Cannon street, on Tuesday next, at half past two.


December 15, 1868


HAWKINS - Mr. James Hawkins, editor and proprietor of the Schomberg, County of York, "Standard", died suddenly on the 2nd instant.


CAHILL - A farmer named James Cahill, living in Esquesing, was poisoned a short time since by drinking whiskey from a bottle containing madder.


MCRAE - A boy, ten years old, son of Mr. D. McRae, conductor, was killed in the Grand Trunk Railway yard at St. Mary's, on Thursday last, by being run over when attempting to pass between the cars.


TANNER - Died at Smithville, December 13th, 1868, William Tanner, aged 85 years. Deceased was a resident of Hamilton for over 20 years.

GUILMETTE - A man named Guilmette murdered his wife and two children at Athabaska a few days since. The cause is said to be a young girl, who turned out to be the principal witness against him.


December 16, 1868


HOAG (Walkerton) - John Hoag, who was sentenced to death for the murder of Stephen Neubecker, was executed between 10 and 11 o'clock this forenoon. He was attended by the Revs. Fathers Schmitz and Kelly. He addressed the large concourse of people who, were present, chiefly Germans. He denied having intended to take the life of Neubecker. He attributed his position to disobedience to parents, whiskey, and fast women, and hoped that his death would be a warning to young men to avoid these. He thanked all those with whom he came in contact for their kindness, shook hards with all present, took off his cap, and took his place under the drop, manifesting great courage in all that he did. He was on the drop but a few minutes when the bolt was drawn, and Hoag, with the exception of a twitch or two of the shoulder, was no more. (In fact Hoag did not die. As per “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” he was saved by the doctor and executioner and lived out his life in the USA.)


December 19, 1868


LITCHFIELD (Kingston) - Dr. Litchfield, for many years, the Superintendent of the Rockwood Lunatic Asylum, died this morning.


December 21, 1868


BRANDUM - Died in this city, on Sunday morning, 20th December, Letitia, only daughter of Mr. B. B. Brandum, aged 16 months and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her parents, John street, to the place of interment.


DRAPER - Judge Draper, of Kingston, son of the Ex‑Chief Justice, died on Thursday after a long illness.


THOMPSON - Mrs. Thompson, wife of the Rev. A. Thompson, in Megantic, died lately under peculiar and suspicious circumstances. It is thought she was poisoned.


December 22, 1868


ROPER - Mr. Philip Roper, the well‑known gun‑maker, died in London, on Friday last.


GUNN - A young man, William Gunn, fell down and died Sunday at Mitchell while in the act of amusing some children, after returning from church.

MCDONALD - A man named William McDonald was accidentally killed in East Williams on Wednesday by falling from a beam in a barn while adjusting the windlass for drawing up animals he was killing.


CLEARY - A farmer named Charles Cleary from St. Basil, while eating breakfast at his boarding house in Quebec on Wednesday last, attempted to swallow a joint of meat which stuck in his throat. He was removed from the table and a doctor sent for, but before the assistance could be of any service, the unfortunate man was suffocated. When the piece of meat was removed from the throat at the inquest, it was discovered to weigh over an ounce. Deceased was a well‑to‑do farmer, and leaves a widow and several children.


LINDSAY - Died on the 19th instant, at his residence , Township of Onondaga, County of Brant, David Lindsay in the 81st year of his age, formerly of Edzell, Forfarshire, Scotland.


LITCHFIELD - The Late Dr. Litchfield: The death of this gentleman, which occurred in Kingston on Friday last, has cast quite a gloom over that city. Deceased was a highly educated man and through his urbanity and kindness he made many friends throughout the Province. He was connected with the Montreal "Pilot" when it was owned by Mr, Hincks, and having given the subject of insanity an attentive study for years, his friends, being then in power, he was appointed Superintendent of the Rockwood Penitentiary Asylum. No man could be better fitted for the high and responsible duties of the position he held with so much credit to the Province and honour to himself.


December 23, 1868


POUNDEN - Died on the 21st of December, 1868, at his residence Main street, Hamilton, Canada West, after a long and painful illness, J. W. Pounden, Esq.


December 24, 1868


ROBB - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, in the 60th year of her age, Margaret, widow of the late Rev. Ralph Robb. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Cannon street, to‑day, Thursday, 24th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends are Invited to attend.


BREDIN - Died on the 22nd instant, Hannah Marie, infant daughter of Edgar R. Bredin, Esq., Victoria avenue.

December 25, 1868


BARTON - A young son of Mr. James Barton of Roseville, county of Waterloo, came to his death the other day by falling on the sharp prongs of a table fork he had in his hand which penetrated through the skull to the brain.


December 26, 1868


BELL - Died in the Township of Wellesley, on the 10th instant, in the hope of a glorious resurrection to eternal life, Elizabeth, wife of William Bell, aged 70 years. Deceased was a native of Clanduff, parish Rosinalle, Ireland, and a niece of the late Lieut‑Col John Bell, Brinston street, Portman Square, London, England.


December 28, 1868


BOXALL George Boxall, for the past 22 years messenger to the several Governors‑General, died at Ottawa on Tuesday.


MURRAY - Mr. Peter Murray, of the Township of Bruce, died from exhaustion and exposure to the weather on the 7th instant. He was driving home with his grandson in a sleigh, and when within about four miles of his house,, he got off the sleigh to light his pipe, telling the boy to go on With the horse and he would catch up with them. Nothing more was seen of him. Next morning, search was made, and seeing tracks turning into the woods near where he had got off the sleigh, they were followed and led to where his body lay.


BLAKE - On Sunday, a woman named Ann Blake, a prostitute, was found by Sub‑Constable Hogg, lying dead at the corner of St. Mary and Gale streets. The coroner held an inquest on the body when a verdict of "Found dead without any mark of violence on her person" was returned by the jury. (Quebec)


December 29, 1868


THOMPSON, BOISSEY - Andrew Thompson, gasfitter, died suddenly in bed on Saturday of nervous apoplexy, and another man named Boissey fell dead in a shop from the same cause. (Montreal)


December 30, 1868


GORDON, MCNEE - James W. Gordon and T. H. McNee, two young men of Toronto, who went out skating and did not return, have been found drowned in the Bay.


HULL - Died at Stoney Creek, on the 21st December, 1868, Samuel Hull, aged 73, a native of Dorsetshire, England.

JONES - The extreme penalty of the law was carried out yesterday at London in the case of Thomas Jones, the murderer of his niece. Great efforts were made by his counsel to obtain a commutation of his sentence, but without effect, and he was accordingly hanged at an early hour yesterday. He persisted in his innocence to the last, but declared he had made his peace with God. Several clergymen attended him, and he was full of contrition for his misdeeds which, however, he said did not include the murder of his niece. He made a speech, but it was incoherent and excited. Death was almost instantaneous, and he died without a struggle. The scene was witnessed by a large number of spectators. Many held to the belief that Jones was not the actual murderer of his niece, his daughter having confessed that she was the actual murderer.

(According to “History of the County of Middlesex” Justice Adam Wilson sentenced Thomas’ daughter, Elizabeth, to 10 years in Provincial penitentiary for the same crime)