January 1, 1869
MCKENZIE - On Christmas morning, a coloured man, named Robert McKenzie, was found dead in his hut at Carleton. He was 107 years old and is supposed to be one of the Chesapeake Negroes who came here with the Loyalists. His wife died a few years ago aged 100 years. Since then, the old man lived alone, and, it is feared, uncared for.
January 4, 1869
DELONG - Captain DeLong, convicted of larceny in June last, at Whitby, and sent to the Penitentiary for three years, died in that institution on the 20th ultimo.
GILES - Mr. Caleb Giles of Toronto was killed on New Year's day at a turkey shooting, a gun going off accidentally and shooting him in the head. He died two hours after the accident.
DION - An old pilot, named Dion, died suddenly in the city of Quebec, on Tuesday last.
TASCHEREAU - Dr. Pierre Adolphe Taschereau died at Athabaska on Tuesday last. His death is much lamented.
HARDY - Edward Hardy, residing near Coleridge in the Township of Amaranth, committed suicide a week ago by hanging himself from a beam in his stable.
ROSELER - The Pembroke "Observer" says that the house of a man named John Roseler, a German living in the Township of North Algoma, was burned down on Monday of last week while both father and mother were away and that their three children, aged respectively, four, three, and one years, were consumed in the flames.
January 5, 1869
KENNEDY - A man named John Kennedy, keeper of a tavern on the Kempt Road, Halifax, came to his death by suffocation early yesterday morning. About three o'clock, his sister and her husband, who resided in the house, awoke and found the house full of smoke. They entered Kennedy's room and discovered him dead in his bed and the bedclothes and a portion of the floor burnt. It is supposed that he was smoking in bed and dropped some sparks from his pipe which ignited the clothes.
KEARNEY - Patrick Kearney was drowned at Chatham, N.B., the other day by falling headlong into a well from which he was drawing a bucket of water.
PETTINGER - Died at the residence of Mr. Thomas Shortread, near Milton, on the 4th instant, Nellie, second daughter of Mr. William Pettinger, of this city, aged 22 years.
PARKER (Montreal) - On Saturday afternoon, Samuel Parker, a cooper by trade, expired suddenly in his own house from heart disease.
January 7, 1869
RUSH - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. John Rush, Pearl street. The funeral will take place from her father's residence on Saturday, the 9th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
January 9, 1869
WHITCOMBE - Mrs. Whitcombe of Walkerton was, on Monday, crushed under a verandah which fell under the weight of the snow. She died in great agony.
BROWN - Died at East Flamborough, on Friday, 8th January, 1869, at the age of 53 years, Sarah, the beloved wife of Alexander Brown, Esq. The funeral will take piece on Monday, 11th instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
We regret to record to-day the unexpected demise of the wife of Alexander Brown, Esq., of East Flamborough, late warden of the County. It is only a few weeks since Mr. Brown lost his eldest daughter by death. This double bereavement entitles him to the deepest sympathy of his friends throughout the country. No amount of sympathy can repair the loss he has sustained, but it must afford him some satisfaction to know that a very wide circle of friends feel deeply for him and with him in the calamity under which he suffers.
January 11, 1869
GERVAIS - A Madame Gervais has just died at Longueuil at the age of 103 years. She had 217 descendants of whom 135 are still in this vale of tears.
CARD (Halifax) - We regret that a fatal accident occurred yesterday morning to Captain George Card, customs officer of Dominion wharf. As the "Carlotta" was coming into the wharf about eight a.m., he stooped to adjust the fender, leaning over the wharf as he did so, and had his head jammed between the side of the vessel and the wharf. He was picked up in an insensible
condition and conveyed to his residence, and died about 2 o'clock this morning. Captain Card was 75 years of age and was well known in this city.
BUZZARD (Streetsville) - A man named James Buzzard died suddenly here yesterday. At the investigation conducted by Dr. Wood, coroner for the County of Peel, it transpired that the deceased was of intemperate habits and that his death had been caused by delirium tremens.
January 12, 1869
NOYCE - Mrs. Noyce of Fordwich, while washing on Tuesday last, complained of sickness, and in a few moments was a corpse. She died of heart disease.
MCLEAN - The wife of Dr. McLean, Kingston, died on the 8th instant after having had a half grain dose of morphia administered to her. The doctors agreed that the morphia could not have caused her death. The husband, who administered the dose, is almost distracted.
REID - Mrs Reid of Port Dalhousie died on New Year's day from hunger, neglect, hard drinking, and cruelty from her husband. It was at first thought that her husband had murdered her, but a post mortem examination and coroner's jury have determined that such is not the case.
DOODY - Patrick Doody, lately confined in Ottawa gaol on suspicion of Fenianism, died at Montreal on Friday, He has been ailing for some time.
January 15, 1869
O'BRIEN - Died on the 12th instant, at his late residence, King street east, in the 52nd year of his age, Mr. Luke O'Brien. Funeral to take place on Thursday, the 14th instant, at 9 a.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
January 14, 1869
KIDD - Died in this city, on Wednesday morning, after a short but painful illness, Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. James Kidd, in the 57th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence, corner of Caroline and Robinson streets, this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
DIXON - We regret to learn that the accident of Mr. George Dixon has proved fatal. The effect of his fall upon the sled stake was so serious as to cause death to ensue.
SHANNON - Neil Shannon, a well-known Montreal merchant, died yesterday, aged 50.
January 16, 1869
WILMOT - The Carleton "Sentinel" says that William I. Wilmot, Esq., A.B., died at Grand Falls, N.B., on Monday, 28th December. Mr. Wilmot was Clerk of the county Court for Victoria, Clerk of the Peace, and clerk of the Circuit Court, and issuer of marriage licences. He was half-brother of the Lieutenant Governor.
FLEMMING - On the 9th December, at Indian Harbour, Pictou County, N.S., the wife and two children of Mr. John Flemming were drowned by falling through the ice. It appeared that the children were playing on the ice, and their mother, fearing danger, went to their rescue, and all were drowned. The bodies of the children have been recovered, but all efforts to recover that of Mrs. Flemming have proven fruitless.
KIRKPATRICK - Died at New York city, on the 15th instant, Joseph Kirkpatrick, Esq., son of James Kirkpatrick, Esq., of this city.
January 19, 1869
SHANNON - We have further particulars in reference to the fatal affray mentioned in yesterday's morning "Spectator" which occurred in Waterdown on Friday evening last whereby a man named Carlton Shannon, who formerly resided in this city, came to his death. It seems that the deceased, together with George Armstrong and a few other men of the village, engaged in a game of cards called Bluff, staking a small sum on the result of each game. This was on Friday evening last in John Anderson's tavern, both the landlord and his wife being absent from home. Shannon accused Armstrong of playing unfair. No blows were then exchanged, but the light was extinguished and Shannon seized the money and went downstairs. He was followed by Armstrong. According to the evidence of some of the witnesses, Shannon attempted to strike Armstrong. A scuffle between the parties then ensued in which the light was again put out. When re-lit, Shannon was found in an insensible state on the floor. He recovered, however, in a few minutes and went downstairs, washed himself, and shortly after went to bed. In the morning (Saturday) he was found dead. Dr. Skinner had a jury of inquest summoned in the evening and sent for Dr. Philp to perform a post mortem examination. This the latter declined doing, stating that the case was of such serious impact that another physician should attend. The coroner then telegraphed to Hamilton for a doctor, and Dr. Henwood arrived and was willing to perform the duty alone and did so in a most satisfactory manner.
The evidence of Dr. Henwood showed that the upper portion of the temporal bone of deceased's head was fractured, and a middle artery supplying the brain had been ruptured. A large clot of blood weighing 6 ounces and 2 drachmas had formed which, pressing on the brain, had caused death. The jury returned a verdict that deceased, Carlton Shannon, came to his death from injuries inflicted at the hands of George Armstrong. A warrant was at once issued for the arrest of Armstrong, and he was brought before H. O'Reilly and John Glassco, Esq., and by them committed for trial at the next assizes.
MACDOUGALL (Ottawa) - Mrs. Macdougall's funeral takes place to-day. Her body will be taken to Toronto.
WILLIAMS (Goderich) - A fatal stabbing affray occurred here about 11 o'clock on Saturday night. An old feud seems to have existed for some time between a man named William Williams and another named Joseph Mills who happened to meet on Kingston street on Saturday night. An altercation took place during which Mills stabbed Williams three times with an ordinary large jack knife, inflicting such injuries that he died this morning. An active search was immediately instituted on Saturday night for the culprit, and up to this hour no trace of him has been found. Mills is about 17 years old and Williams about 22. An inquest will be held to-day. A young man named Story, who was in company with Mills prior to the affray, is under arrest, but it seems clear he had no hand in it.
QUINTAL(Montreal) - An employee of the Grand Trunk named Quintal was cut in two by the wheels of a moving car near Victoria Bridge. He was a sober industrious man and had a son working at his side when the accident occurred. Verdict: accidental death.
January 20, 1869
CUNNINGHAM - On Monday evening last, while a freight train on the Great Western Railway was going east, John Cunningham, a brakeman, was accidentally killed. He was either knocked off the train by coming in contact with a bridge or stepped off the top of the cars, and lay on the track in an insensible condition. When the Night Mail West came along, an explosion was noticed on the track, and the train backed up to find the cause. The deceased was lying on the track, cut to pieces. The explosion had been caused by one of the fore wheels of the locomotive passing over a signal lamp which was in the breast pocket of the deceased as he lay across the track. Cunningham, it is understood, has a family residing near Thorold.
BRIERLY - A man named Thomas Brierly was drowned in an oil tank at London on Friday night.
WHITE - A young man named Alfred White, living in the neighbourhood of Beachburg, Magnissipi, was killed at the timber shanties while employed in hauling timber. The sled accidentally passed over and almost instantly killed him. A French Canadian was killed by the falling of a limb from a tree at the same time and place.
GALLAGHER (Port (Colborne) - A young woman named Lizzie Gallagher was badly burnt yesterday p.m. by her dress catching fire at a stove. She died to-day.
MACDOUGALL (Ottawa) -The funeral of Mrs. Macdougall was attended by a large number of citizens. Sir John, Hon. Messrs Tilley, Mitchell, and Langevin were among the pall bearers. The remains were accompanied to Toronto by her four sons.
January 21, 1869
SMITH - Died in this city, on Tuesday, January 19th, in the 22nd year of her age, Prudence Terina, the beloved wife of James Blois Smith, teacher. The funeral will take place from Mr. Smith's residence, on Market street near Caroline, on Friday, the 22nd instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
January 22, 1869
ARNOLD - Mr. Lewis Arnold, an old resident of the Township of Chatham, died on Sunday last, at the age of 99 years. He came to Canada from Maryland at the close of the Revolutionary war.
CAREY - Mr. Thomas Carey, for many years publisher of the Quebec "Mercury", died on the 16th instant, at the age of 83.
CHALMERS - The death is announced of Mr. James Chalmers, the inventor of the Chalmers' target, at his residence, Haverstock Hill, on Saturday, the 26th ultimo. Mr. Chalmers was formerly a resident of Montreal.
January 23, 1869
BAXTER - The Kingston "Whig" mentions the death of Mr. George Baxter of Cataragui Grange who came to Kingston as a teacher in 1817. He was in the 73rd year of his age.
BROWN - David Brown, a school teacher, who once taught at or near Oshawa and
was also considered one of the finest teachers in the Township of Gwillimbury, died a miserable death through drink, on Sunday night, the 9th instant, in a bar-room in the village of Houston, County of Wellington. He was allowed to sleep by a stove in one of the hotels there until the landlord, at nine o'clock, put him to bed, and found him dead. A jury found that he died of congestion of the brain, brought on by excessive drinking. He had $10, a watch and other articles on his person, but has no known relations.
TWINING - Mr. Twining, one of the oldest members of the Nova Scotia Bar, is dead.
O'HARA (Orono) - Yesterday afternoon, while Mr. M. O'Hara of that place, was riding with another person on a load of wood, the horses ran away, throwing him against a post, causing instant death. The deceased leaves a family unprovided for.
January 25, 1869
LINTON(Stratford) - J. J. F. Linton, clerk of the peace for the County of Perth, died very suddenly this evening from apoplexy. He was in his office all day as well as usual, walked home, and in a few minutes, was dead.
TROUSDALE (Napanee) - This morning, a little boy of Mrs. Trousdale's, widow of the late Dr. Trousdale, accidentally got hold of a small bottle of oil of smoke and swallowed about a teaspoonful. Dr. Shirley was sent for and did all that could be done, but the child died in a short time.
January 26, 1869
BRENNAN - An old resident of this city, named Brennan, a veteran soldier, died on Saturday at the advanced age of 80. He was a hero of the Peninsular War, having served under the Iron Duke from 1808 until 1813 throughout the entire war. At the overthrow of Napoleon, he received his discharge and emigrated to America. He settled in Hamilton where he has resided for a number of years and was looked upon as an object of respect by the residents of Corktown among whom he lived. Brennan was a Welshman.
O'COMB - Nicholas O'Comb, formerly of Belleville, was killed by the Indians in Colorado Territory, last September.
ARNOLD - John Arnold, Township of Maiden, County of Essex, died on the 17th from the effects of a kick received from one of the oxen he was driving.
NICHOLSON - The jury has been unable to render a satisfactory verdict in the case of the death of the child of Mr. Nicholson, Barrie, supposed to have died from the effects of eating painted candies. Professor Croft's analysis failed to discover symptoms of poison in the stomach.
DUNDIN - Mr. James Dundin of Sherbrooke died on the 15th of January. He had bequeathed about $4000 to L. E. Morris and Matthew Read, the executors of his will, for charitable purposes, $1000 of which is to be vested in the priest and wardens of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church; $1000 to the minister and wardens of St. Peter's Church of England of Sherbrooke for the use of the poor, without regard to nationality or creed; and the balance to the Archbishop of Quebec for the propagation of the faith among the brethren.
ERMATINGER - Lieutenant Colonel Ermatinger died at Montreal on Saturday. The Montreal "Telegraph" says of him: As a youth, Colonel Ermatinger studied law, but about 1835, he left the Bar to join the British legion in Spain. He served in Spain for five or six years, and obtained the reputation of being a dashing cavalry officer. He was engaged in several actions and was once wounded in the face. For his service, he received several decorations from Queen Isabella, and returned to Canada only at the close of the Spanish Civil War. By the Canadian Government, he was appointed Commissioner of Police which office he held until the expiration of the ordinance under the office was created. In February 1841, he was appointed Inspector and Superintendent of Police which office he held until February 1865, when he was appointed Inspecting Field Officer of Volunteers under a new militia act. In 1864, Mr. Cartier again employed Colonel Ermatinger as Police Magistrate on the frontier. During the Fenian troubles, Colonel Ermatinger did the government eminent service, his experience of the duties of a magistrate and of a soldier giving him the peculiar qualifications required for the difficult service. Unfortunately the exposure and the night work which he had to undergo laid him open to the attacks of the lurking enemy in his constitution. Scarcely recovered from a severe cold caught on the frontier, he was obliged to start for Cornwall. On his return, he was attacked by bronchitis which he was never able entirely to shake off, although he continued for a considerable time actively engaged as a magistrate. In January 1866, Sir George Cartier rewarded this faithful servant of the public by conferring on him the comparatively easy office of Joint Clerk of the Crown and Peace. But even then, his services were occasionally required by the government.
January 27, 1869
ALDRICH - William Aldrich, son of Mr. Silas Aldrich, of Eaton, was killed at the works of
Messrs Brooks and Company, near Libby's Mills, Stanstead, on Friday, the 8th instant, by the falling of a bank of earth.
January 28, 1869
WITTS - On waking up yesterday morning, Mrs. George Witts, who resides on Main street, discovered that her child, five months old, was dead. A jury of inquest was commenced before Coroner Mackintosh who came to the conclusion, after hearing the evidence, that death resulted from a convulsive fit. No blame could be attached to the mother.
LAFLEUR - A tinsmith, named Lafleur, aged 28 years, fell dead yesterday while putting up pipes in a house on Cromwell Terrace, Montreal, cause: apoplexy.
January 29, 1869
MENZIES - Died on the night of the 27th of January, Elizabeth Isabella, infant daughter of Mr. William Menzies.
ELLIS - A young man named George Ellis, son of Mr. Ellis of Waterloo, was killed last Friday by a span of horses running away.
SMITH - On Monday, a farmer named John Smith of St. John's island went to Gananoque with a load of hay and sold it about four in the afternoon. He remained in town till about nine o'clock at night when he left for home intoxicated. It appears he got off the usual line of road and drove into an opening near Red Horse lighthouse. The place was quite out of the track of teams, and the motive of the deceased for going thither is not known. He was discovered by a woman living on the main shore who found him lying in the sleigh quite dead. It is concluded that Smith must have missed his way and was thrown out of the sleigh at the time of the accident and that he subsequently froze to death.
February 1, 1869
LITTLE - The eldest son of Mr. Little, M.P. for South Simcoe, a lad 15 years old, died on Monday last from the effects of an injury sustained in sliding down a hill in a sleigh.
GREGG - On the morning of Tuesday, the 19th, the wife of Mr. J. Gregg of Fort Erie was found dead in her bed at that village.
HOLDEN - Died at Chatham House, Kensington, London, England, on the 19th ultimo,
Mary Eustace Holden, wife of the Rev. Henry A. Holden, rector of Upminster, in the 70th year of her age, and mother of John Rose Holden, Esq., of this city.
COUTTS - Died in this city, on the 30th ultimo, charlotte Elizabeth Coutts, aged 4 years and 6 months. The funeral will leave Mr. Coutts' residence, Mulberry street, between Park and Bay streets, at 2 o'clock p.m. to-day. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further invitation.
COURTEMANCHE (Montreal) - A man named Alexis Courtemanche fell down on Mary street and expired immediately.
February 2, 1869
CREIGHTON - John Creighton, a weaver, and an old resident of Flora, died suddenly on the 23rd ultimo in his 75th year. He served in the militia during the war with Napoleon.
MCIVOR - On the 23rd ultimo, a young man, about 17 years old, named John McIvor of the Township of Huron, was violently thrown from a horse whilst in the act of mounting and dragged a quarter of a mile, receiving thereby such injuries as caused his death after 28 hours of intense suffering.
ROLLAND - A fatal accident has occurred at Huntington Mine, Bolton. On the 22nd, Alexis C. Rolland, a workman of the company, was standing at the bottom of the pit when a drill, four feet in length, dropped from the top and entering his back, pierced his heart and lungs, causing his death. Deceased, who was 27, leaves a wife and two children.
MORRISON - A person named Neil Morrison of weak intellect wandered from the residence of his sister, Lot no. 30, 6th concession, Vaughan, on the night of the 30th December last. Diligent search was immediately made on its becoming known that such was the case, but without success. Two weeks after his disappearance, he was found in Mr. Graham's bush, frozen to death.
GOUGH, DWYER (Halifax) - We regret to learn that a man named Thomas A. Gough, of Hammonds Plains and another man named Dwyer were frozen to death on their way home from this city last night. They were last seen in company when about three miles from the city. Gough, it is said, leaves a wife and seven children.
February 4, 1869
CLARKSON - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Hannah Clarkson, formerly of Cawwood, Yorkshire, England, in the 65th year of her age. The funeral will take place on Friday,
the 5th instant, from the residence of her niece, Miss Applegarth, Wellington street, near Peel. Friends and acquaintances will please accept of this intimation to attend.
STAFFORD - Died at her residence, Cleveland villa, the Spa, Gloucester, England, on the 26th of December, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of William Stafford, Esq., aunt of Mr. Henry Wilkins, of this city.
ROSS (Angus) - Yesterday, a man named Shell, got into a dispute with another man, named Ross, both living at Brentwood, when Shell shot Ross dead.
February 8, 1869
MANSFIELD - Mr. John Mansfield, an old Toronto printer, died in Hudson, N.Y., on the 4th, aged 55 years.
ROWE - Captain Rowe, an old resident of Whitby, died recently aged 70 years. He came to Canada in 1824.
BIGGAR - Died on the 18th December, 1868, at Byron, Texas, U.S., James Frank, fourth son of the late Andrew Biggar, of Trafalgar, aged 25 years.
WEBSTER - James Webster, Esq., Registrar of the County of Wellington, died at his residence in Guelph, this afternoon.
February 9, 1869
WEBSTER - James Webster, Esq., Registrar of the County of Wellington, whose death was announced yesterday, served as a member of the House of Assembly in the old Parliament of Canada for several years as the member for Waterloo which was then a large county comprising what is now known as the two ridings of Waterloo, three ridings of Wellington, and a portion of Wentworth. His opponent in the election was Mr. Durand, now Registrar of Frontenac. Mr. Durand petitioned against Mr. Webster's return, but without avail. Mr. Webster resided for a long time at Fergus and carried on extensive mills there. He was highly and deservedly esteemed by all who knew him.
PERCANE - Andrew Percane, a French Indian in the employment of Hodgson, Peckham, and Co., was killed on last Saturday near Moon River, Muskoka, by the falling of a tree. A coroner's inquest was held at Orillia to-day when a verdict of "accidental death" was rendered.
February 10, 1869
EVES - On Saturday afternoon, while a young lad about six years of age, the son of Mrs. Eves of Toronto, was playing in the back yard of his mother's house, he met with a most extraordinary accident whereby he lost his life. It appears that he was in the act of climbing a fence, and while letting himself down on the opposite, his muffler caught in a crack in the fence and he, evidently not aware of the fact, let himself drop and was hanged. He was found in the position described by his sister, who is about twelve years of age, and was quite dead at the time. He had evidently been suspended some time before he was discovered.
BELIALE - Last Monday, a shantyman named Joseph Beliale in the employment of Messrs Dunlop and Ellis, lumber merchants on the Indian River, was found about fourteen miles from the shanty, frozen to death. It appears that Beliale, after having some altercation with foreman, took his travelling bag and started on his way to Pembroke, only to find his death on the road, after having got about half way.
February 11, 1869
ROBERTS - A lad named James Roberts, of the Township of Sombra, was drowned in the St. Clair, on Tuesday, the 2nd instant, while skating.
RIACH - Died on Monday, 8th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John Urie, Township of Onondaga, County of Brant, Helen Forsyth, relict of the late Mr. George Riach, aged 76 years. Deceased was a native of Rothes, in Morayshire, Scotland.
GREEN - Died in this city, on Tuesday, 9th February, Joseph Green, aged 63 years and 10 months. The funeral will leave his late residence in King William street, near Wellington street, to-day (Thursday) at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
February 12, 1869
POWELL - Mr. Henry Powell, of Fredericksburg, Norfolk, fell from a chair he was sitting on at Forbes Hotel on Sunday morning and expired almost immediately.
LAW - Mrs. Deborah Law died at Port Dover on the 28th ultimo at the age of eighty-three. She came to Canada with her husband in 1822 and had lived forty-three years in the neighbourhood of Port Dover.
February 13, 1869
ST CLAIR - Miss St Clair, a lecturer, who recently died in Salt Lake City, was a native of Georgetown in this Province. The name was an assumed one.
SMITH - A soldier named Smith dropped dead at the door of the Town Major's office, Kingston, on Wednesday morning, making the third soldier who had died in Kingston in a similar manner.
WHELAN (Ottawa) - Whelan's body was buried in the jail yard last night. No excitement in town. Newspaper correspondents have exaggerated the state of feeling. (Sentenced to hang for the murder of Thomas D'Arcy McGee.)
February 13, 1869
DEWHURST - Died in the town of Welland, on Sunday morning, 9th February, 1869, Louisa Sophia Alexandra Pauline, only daughter of Mr. E. R. Dewhurst, publisher of the "Welland Telegraph", aged 4 years and 10 months.
HASSARD - Mr. Hassard, hotel keeper, Newport, had a boy drowned in the Grand River opposite his place on Tuesday afternoon last. The little fellow, about eight years of age, was playing about with his brother on the ice and slipped into a hole.
February 16, 1869
WATSON - John Watson, convicted of larceny at St. Thomas in December, 1865, died in the Penitentiary lately.
WATSON - Elizabeth Watson, of Goderich, after being confined, was so brutally treated, as alleged, by her father that she died from want and exposure.
SIMONETTE - "Old Simonette", a famous hunter, died at Amherstburg lately. He was noted as one of the best hunters of the country, and counted among his friends a large number of sportsmen from all sections.
LOGAN - As Mr. and Mrs. Logan were driving into Guelph with a horse and light waggon on Saturday morning, a slight rain coming on, Mrs. Logan put up an umbrella when the horse dashed off at a terrible rate. The waggon came in contact with a gate post, throwing out the occupants, and almost instantly killing Mrs. Logan.
ANDERSON - Mr. Alexander Anderson, better known as "Laird Anderson", died at Huntingdon on Tuesday last. He had been mayor of the village and Warden of the County.
DORIET - A Quebec paper mentions the death, from a fall, of Mr. Joseph Doriet, aged 90 years, who leaves 14 children, 78 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. The man, before dying, declared he never took any medicine. This might, to a great extent, explain his longevity and vigour.
February 17, 1869
EMMERSON - A most painful calamity happened in Goderich Township, on Tuesday evening. Late in the day, Mrs. Emmerson, wife of Mr. Robert Emmerson, in the absence of her husband, went to attend to the cattle in the barn. She left in the house two small children and an infant. Hearing their cries, the mother hurried to house to find the interior in flames. The infant was burnt to death, but the two children escaped. The house and contents were entirely consumed.
THOMSON - Mr. David Thomson of Tyron, P.E.I., while attending a threshing machine, on the 22nd ultimo, got his hand entangled in the teeth of the thresher, and his whole arm was drawn in and shockingly crushed to the shoulder. It could not be amputated, and the unfortunate man died the next day.
February 18, 1869
REID - We heard, but too late for yesterday morning's paper, of a painful accident that occurred in the family of Mr. Alexander Reid, gardener, who resides a few rods north of the gate of Burlington cemetery. It appears that a son of Mr. Reid's had gone down to the ice on the marsh in rear of his garden, and Elizabeth Ann, his daughter, an interesting girl of 14 years, was sent to call him to supper. The girl not returning as soon as expected, the mother proceeded to the top of the hill in rear of the premises and saw her daughter lying below, and on endeavouring to reach her, slid to the bottom, a distance of one hundred and fifty feet. Other assistance arriving, it was found that on account of the slippery condition of the ice, the daughter had been precipitated from the top to the bottom of the hill in the same manner as the mother and had lain nearly an hour without assistance coming to her relief. The unfortunate young girl never spoke again after she was found, and gradually sank until four o'clock yesterday morning, when she died. The melancholy accident has thrown general gloom over the neighbourhood and plunged her father's household into unutterable grief.
February 19, 1869
POERIER - Andrew Poerier, a lumberman in Muskoka District, was killed lately by the falling of a limb of a tree.
WHALEN - Patrick Whalen, a farmer living in Loughborough, was killed by a slung shot on Tuesday evening while interposing in behalf of an acquaintance who was being beaten by two other men.
ROBLIN - Albert Roblin of the township of Aldborough, while on his was home from Wardsville with two others, fell out of the waggon and received such injuries as to cause almost instant death. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.
BARKER - Mr. Jacob Barker, an old resident of Whitby, met with an accident on Tuesday night, 9th instant, which resulted in his death on the following Friday. Barker was proceeding home from town, and when near St. John's Church, Port Whitby, was overtaken by two gentlemen with a horse and cutter. The night being dark and foggy, Barker was not seen by the gentlemen, and the horse shying, knocked him down, the cutter running over him.
FISHER - Mr. Samuel Fisher of Brooklin, farmer, was instantly killed about two miles from west of this place at 11 o'clock to-day. He was drawing logs for the Whitby and Port Perry Railway, and when going down a hill, the king bolt of the sleigh came out, and the logs crushed him against a bridge. He leaves a wife and five small children.
February 20, 1869
DUNN - Mr. Richard Dunn, aged about 73 years, who had been residing in a hotel in Enniskillen under a physician's care, got up on the morning of the 13th instant, wrapped In a quilt for the purpose of arranging the stove damper, it is supposed, and must have tripped at the head of the stairs, as he went headlong to the bottom. His neck was dislocated by the fall, and life was extinct in a very few minutes.
BOULTON - Another good old man has gone the way of all flesh. The Hon. George S. Boulton, one of the esteemed residents of Cobourg, died in that town on the 13th instant. He was born at Green Bush in the State of New York on the 11th September, 1797, and was consequently, at his death, in the 72nd year of his age. Brought up to the profession of the Law, he commenced practice in Port Hope, but on being appointed a County Registrar in 1824, he removed to Cobourg and retained the appointment to the day of his death. The present Chief Justice Draper was a student with Mr. Boulton and Deputy Registrar. Mr. boulton was for upwards of thirty years a member of the Upper Canadian Assembly and about the only member left of what was known as "The Family Compact".
Being called to the legislative Council in 1857, he was left out of the arrangements when the Dominion was constituted and was not, therefore, made a senator. He came of an ancient family, his father being the grandson of Sir John Strange, formerly Master of the Rolls, England. In 1812, he took an active part as an officer of militia, and for many years after, had command of a military district as colonel. Mr. Boulton died very suddenly. He returned from Peterborough on Friday evening and retired to rest apparently in good health, but feeling tired. About two o'clock next morning he woke complaining of a chilliness and pain, and two hours afterwards he was dead.
February 22, 1869
JOHNSTON - Died in this city, on the morning of the 20th instant, at the residence of Mr. Thomas White, Jr., Charlotte Annie, youngest daughter of Mr. Robert Johnston, of Peterborough, Ontario, of heart disease, aged 22 years.
Miss Johnston was on a visit in this city and although not enjoying robust health, was, during the past week unusually well. On Saturday morning, she was in excellent spirits, ate a hearty breakfast, and was enjoying herself with the family when she suddenly complained of giddiness. Dr. Ridley was at once called in, and did everything that medical skill could do, but without avail, in about twenty minutes she was a corpse. The blow has fallen terribly upon the many friends of the deceased to whom she had endeared herself for her amiable character, and the deepest sympathy is felt for her bereaved relatives thus suddenly deprived of one who was almost an idol in the household. May God enable them to bear up under the terrible infliction and to realize that behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face.
February 23, 1869
HARDY - Mr. Hardy, a young man who was buried in a well on Wednesday, the 10th instant, at Woodstock, although at first not considered dangerously ill, died on Tuesday last. All efforts to revive him from the shock he had received proved ineffectual. He leaves a widow and four small children to mourn his untimely end.
WOODRUFF - A promising little girl, daughter of Mr. Ira Woodruff of Frenchman's Bay, aged 2 years and 10 months, was fatally burnt on Saturday, the 6th instant. It appears that her parents left the house about six o'clock that morning, leaving a lighted candle on the table. The child in their absence managed to get hold of the light and set fire to her clothing. Her father hearing her screams, ran to the house, but the poor child was burned so severely that she died the same day at five o'clock.
GARNOT - The death is announced of Pierre Garnot, formerly professor in the Roman Catholic College of Montreal, and one of the founders of Chambly College. He was widely known and highly esteemed.
BEGIN- Mrs Ausgustin Begin, wife of the foreman in St. Lawrence Warehouse Dock Company's booms, Quebec, died suddenly at her residence in South Quebec on Saturday. She had been washing and fell suddenly over the tub where she was found lifeless.
HIGHT (Montreal) - Thomas Hight, aged 59 years, retired to bed on Saturday night in a state of intoxication, and yesterday morning, he was found dead in bed.
WOODWARD (Montreal) - Samuel W. Woodward, Assistant Commissioner of the Trust and Loan company of Upper Canada, died suddenly of disease of the heart yesterday morning.
ROBSON - George Robson, secretary of the Gas Company, Montreal, died from the same cause, suddenly on Saturday.
February 24, 1869
STRONG - Mr. Anson Strong, lately a hotel keeper, and the oldest but one resident of London, died on Monday.
VINT - Died in London, on the 23rd instant, Jennie Evelyn, the beloved wife of Richard Vint, of this city, aged 32 years.
February 25, 1869
GAGE - Died on Wednesday morning, the 24th instant, Peter Gage, Esq., aged 65 years. The funeral will take place from the family residence, Clinton Hall, Saltfleet, on Friday at one o'clock, to the place of interment, Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation without further notice.
We are pained to note the death of Mr. Peter Gage, Saltfleet, which occurred yesterday. Mr. Gage was born in the Township of Barton about the year 1804 and was among the oldest inhabitants of this part of the country. He took a prominent part in the rebellion of 1837 as a militia officer. His loss is mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.
SYMINGTON - Mr. Symington, living near Port Stanley, was accidentally killed on Monday by his sleigh upsetting and falling upon him, thus crushing him to death.
PETTIGREW (Brampton) - A farmer named James Pettigrew, residing in this vicinity, died suddenly here this evening.
He was in town doing some business, and while jocularly bargaining with a clerk in Mr. Atkin's store for an axe, he was suddenly seized with a fit of apoplexy, and notwithstanding that medical assistance was promptly rendered, died in about two hours. Deceased was in good circumstances, scarcely past the prime of life, and apparently enjoying perfect health. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss and was the father of the unfortunate young man who met with so untimely an end while bathing in the Don last summer. An inquest will be held to-morrow.
February 26, 1869
MOSSMAN - A woman, residing in Colborne street, Toronto, named Mrs. Mossman, was found dead in her bed on Wednesday. It appears that last night she complained that she was not feeling well just before she retired , but nothing serious was anticipated. It has not been decided whether an inquest will be held or not.
MILROY - A sad accident happened last week in the Township of Beverly by which Mr. John Milroy, Sr., one of the oldest settlers in East Dumfries, met his death. He was driving a span of horses attached to a sleigh fitted up with stakes for hauling timber or cordwood. The horses ran away and Mr. Milroy was found in the snow with one of the stakes driven through his body from the back. He was conveyed to a neighbouring house and attended by physicians, but died in a few hours from loss of blood. Mr. Milroy was about 70 years old, but very hale. He was from the vicinity of Stanraer, Scotland, and born on a farm called Tibert which had fallen into the possession of the family since the 16th century until the last fifty years.
MCCOLL - On Friday afternoon last, a farmer noticed in a shed, of a hotel in Galt, a man named Hugh McColl standing nearby in apparent distress. The blood was pouring out of his mouth, a blood vessel having been ruptured, and before the farmer had reached him, he had fallen to the ground where he expired in a few seconds. An inquest was held, and the jury returned a verdict of "died from natural causes".
HENDERSON - Died suddenly at No 1, Portland Place, James Steven, eldest son of the late Andrew Henderson, St. Catharines, aged 13 years. His remains will be conveyed to St. Catharines for interment or Saturday morning at 8:30.
February 27, 1869
GASKIN - Captain Gaskin, who was probably the first to cross the Atlantic with a lake schooner, died suddenly at Kingston on Tuesday last.
MCNIECE - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, William James McNiece, M.D., aged 42 years and 5 months. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock. All friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
Dr. W. J. McNiece, for some eight or nine years a member of the medical profession in this city, died at his late residence this morning. Deceased was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, and Licentiate of the Apothecaries, Ireland, and of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada East.
HOPE - A young man named Joseph Hope, who was accidentally crushed between two timbers at the 20-Mile Creek Bridge a few days ago, has died of his injuries that he then received.
March 1, 1869
EDDY - Mr. Eddy, an old man of 70 years, living at Burford, died suddenly on Wednesday morning last.
WRIGHT - A melancholy accident occurred in Harriston last week, resulting in the death of Mr. David Wright of that place. The deceased had been in the upper flat of Mr. Gordon's waggon shop late in the evening of Thursday last when he fell down the outside stairs and lay for a length of time unobserved. He was taken to the house of his sister, Mrs. Yeo, where he lingered till Saturday night when death put an end to his sufferings.
March 2, 1869
CLIXBY - Among the recent sudden deaths is that of Mrs. Clixby of Howe Island. She passed off in a breath from a longstanding complaint, heart disease.
BURNS - Mrs. Burns, late widow Farmer, died very suddenly at the village of York on Sunday morning. She rose in good health, cooked and ate a hearty breakfast, went upstairs to prepare for church, and lay down on the bed and died, supposed from heart disease.
March 4, 1869
CUPPLES - Hugh Cupples, an old resident of this city, died last evening. He was well known by a great number of our citizens. He has resided in Hamilton for over twenty years, and during that time, was in the employment of the late firm of William Bellhouse and Co. as porter for over eighteen years. After the closing of that firm, he was in the employ of Messrs Wood and Leggatt, and while engaged in these firms, he filled the situation he occupied to the complete satisfaction of his employers.
March 5, 1869
HUMPHREY - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, Mary, wife of Nelson Humphrey, after a long and painful illness which she bore with Christian fortitude, aged 28 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, Main street west, on Sunday, the 7th instant, at half past three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
DEPEW - Died at his residence, in the Township of Barton, George Depew. Esq., aged 64 years. The funeral will leave his late residence on Friday, the 5th instant. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
PENNINGTON - Died in Montreal, on the 2nd March, Mina, the beloved wife of Mr. Virgil Pennington, aged 37 years and 10 months.
March 6, 1869
DUNCAN - On Tuesday evening last, a brakeman on the Northern Railway, named Thomas Duncan, formerly employed on the "Emily May", was in the act of coupling cars at Richmond Hill station, and while so engaged, was struck so violently on the chest by a portion of the cars as to cause his almost instant death.
GAREAU - On Friday morning last, a little boy aged about twelve or thirteen years, named Louis Gareau, went into the tub factory of Mr. John Bowker of West Farnham with the intention of sharpening his axe on the grindstone attached to the shaft. He put on the belt, and it is supposed his clothes caught and carried him over the shaft, mangling his body fearfully. The workman, hearing a scream, shut off the water, but when they reached the place, the boy was dead.
CORMACK - The Hon. James Cormack, merchant, died at Bay I Roberts, on the 18th ultimo, after a protracted illness. He was for many years a member of the Legislative Council and when his demise was made known in that Chamber and in the Assembly, in each branch were uttered just and cordial tributes of the regard and esteem in which he was universally held, both Houses suspending their sittings in sorrowful respect to his memory.
March 8, 1869
HALLEY - Mr. Halley, an old resident of Peel, was killed on the 27th ultimo, by his horses running away.
CAMPBELL - An old man, 70 years of age, and who played the "Bagpipes about the country, died suddenly at a house on the Owen Hound road on Wednesday. His name was James Campbell.
TAYLOR - A melancholy case of poisoning has occurred in the Township of Harwich. Miss Maud Taylor was engaged to be married to a young man of her acquaintance, and because he refused to fulfil his contract, she took a large dose of arsenic and died on Monday last.
MCCARTHY, CAHILL (Newfoundland) - On the night of the 4th instant, two young men, named McCarthy and Cahill, were proceeding from Carboneau to Harbour Grace and lost their way during a snow storm and perished. Their bodies were found the next morning.
March 9, 1869
MCFARLANE - A young married woman named McFarlane, on the 9th Concession of Kenyon, hanged herself in the stable with a surcingle.
MONROE - On Thursday evening, Mr. Scanlan was passing along Laganchetiere street, Montreal, when his attention was attracted by an elderly man lying against a wall. He saw that the man was suffering from want and kindly conveyed him to the Montreal General Hospital where he died soon after entering, a victim of exhaustion and exposure to the inclemency of the weather. The deceased was named Monroe.
WOOD - Miss Frankie Wood, eldest daughter of A. F. Wood, Reeve of the Township of Madoc, who had been attending the Wesleyan Female College for some time, died yesterday at the residence of Dr. McQuesten in this city at whose house she was visiting. About a week ago, Miss Wood took a severe cold, it is thought, while sleigh riding, from the effects of which she died. Miss Wood was a general favourite with all her acquaintances and greatly beloved by her more intimate friends.
MCGRATH - Captain William F. McGrath, for a period of time, one of the proprietors of the Montreal "Transcript"(now "Daily News"), and more recently Clerk of the Quebec Assembly, died suddenly yesterday of disease of the heart.
March 10, 1869
BUCHAN - On Saturday last, while engaged in hauling logs, a young man named Buchan was killed in the Township of Harwich. He was attempting to get on a sleigh, and the log, from some cause or other, rolled off and striking or rolling upon the unfortunate young man, crushed his
head and body in such a manner that death ensued almost immediately.
DIXON - Henry Dixon was found dead one day last week in a field in the Township of Haldimand. He had procured a bottle of whiskey at a low groggery in Castleton, and crawling on hands and knees for some distance on his way home, dropped frozen dead on the ground. He was a tailor by trade, a native of Newcastle, England, and was 57 years old. He leaves a wife and two children.
WILLIAMSON - Died in this city, at the residence of her son, James Williamson, Ferguson avenue, in the 67th year of her age, Margaret Leonora, the beloved wife of David Williamson, Esq., lately of Lisnadell, County Armagh, Ireland. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, 11th instant, a 3 o'clock p.m.
BROWN - A woman named Brown, residing in the Township of Barton and whose husband is said to be on a drunken spree in this city, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by cutting her throat with a razor.
March 13, 1869
BRYAN - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Mary, relict of the late John Bryan, Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland, and mother of Thomas Bryan, Customs, aged 78 years. Funeral will leave her late residence, York street, at 8:30 a.m. to-day (Saturday), 13th instant. Friends will please accept this invitation.
BUCKLEY - Mr. P. J Buckley, barrister, died after a short illness, said to have been inflammation of the lungs, at his residence, Ottawa, on Monday, aged 28 years. He was one of the counsel in the Whelan trial and was well known among the younger members of that profession in Ontario.
RITCHIE - Died at his residence, James street, on Friday, 12th instant, Edmund Ritchie, Esq., aged 62 years. Funeral will take place on Monday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
It becomes our painful duty this morning to chronicle the somewhat sudden demise of one of our oldest and most respected citizens, Edmund Ritchie, Esq., which mournful event occurred yesterday afternoon. Mr. Ritchie was born at Haverford West, England, in 1807, and came to Canada in 1829, first settling in Montreal, and soon after connecting himself in business there with the well-known firm of Messrs Bridge and Penn, who at that time secured the greater part of the Upper Canada trade through Mr. Ritchie's exertions.
In 1829, Mr. Ritchie came to Hamilton and went into business with his brother who now resides in Simcoe and in 1830 was appointed postmaster of this city, the Post Office department of Canada then being under Imperial control and managed by Postmaster-General Stayner. In addition to his duties as postmaster, Mr. Ritchie held the temporary appointment of Commissioner under the Rebellion Losses Act, and was also a director of the Gore Bank for many years.
Mr. Ritchie, until within the past few years, was a man of wonderful business activity and only yielded under failing health. Long residents of the city will remember how diligently and with what zeal he managed the post office, first in the small frame building now used as a paint shop, afterwards in the building at the corner of James and Rebecca streets, and lastly in the spacious edifice where it is now located. A residence of forty years made him familiar to most of the residents in Hamilton, and no man stood higher in public esteem. He had seen the place rise from a mere hamlet into a prosperous city, and was therefore naturally very closely identified with its progress. His business connections were brief, for on his appointment to the post office, he retired from the firm of which he was a partner, and then for nearly thirty-nine years, he officiated as postmaster, and was one of the few left of those who held appointments under the Imperial Government. Mr. Ritchie's death is deeply and sincerely deplored in this community. He leaves behind him an amiable widow and a family of two daughters and four sons, the eldest of whom, Mr. Frank Ritchie, has managed the office for some years past. Public sentiment is unanimous in pointing to Mr. Frank Ritchie as probable successor to his father in the postmastership. He is eminently qualified for the position, and no more popular appointment could possibly be made.
MCEURRAY - A fatal accident occurred yesterday on the Western Extension, NB, by which a young man named McEurray was instantly killed.
March 15, 1869
KELLEY - A poor old man, named John Kelley, 79 years old, who had been temporarily stopping in Ingersoll, dropped dead in Wiseman's hotel, King street, on Tuesday afternoon. Deceased had been ailing for some time past, but nothing serious was apprehended.
MATHESON (Simcoe) - The funeral of the late Major Matheson, which took place on Monday afternoon, was very large and impressive. The brethren of the Masonic Fraternity, of which deceased was a member, paid their last sad tribute to his memory by performing the beautiful service of their order, while a large number of the officers and members of the 39th Battalion of
Volunteers showed their respect and esteem for their lamented Major by attending his funeral.
WELDON - The St. Thomas "Despatch" says that or Wednesday last a farmer named John Weldon, aged 35 years of age, residing on Talbot Street West, three miles from St. Thomas, met with an accident which resulted fatally. It appears he and a young lad, his servant, went to the woods in rear of his house to chop. While so doing, a limb fell from a tree close to where they were at work and struck Mr. Weldon on the head, killing him almost instantly, as the unfortunate man lived only three hours.
MURPHY - At Richmond, Quebec, on Saturday last, a man called Murphy was walking home to his family, living near the track, when an up-train caught him before he could get out of the way, cutting one leg off, and otherwise mutilating him to such an extent that he died almost instantly.
March 16, 1869
COLLARD - Died at Montreal, on Sunday morning, the 7th instant, after a brief illness of one week, Jane Lee, beloved wife of Joseph Collard, Esq., late of the Royal Engineer Department, and mother-in-law of the Rev. John Alexander, of Montreal.
The deceased lady was one of the most benevolent and active Christians of Montreal, both in connection with the First Baptist Church of which she was an esteemed member, and other charities in the city, especially the "Home and School of Industry" of which she was for many years a directress. Her life was one of unwearied effort among the needy and suffering, and her end was peace. Her last hours on earth were full of hope and joy in the prospect of a glorious immortality.
ARGERT - The evening train for Toronto was delayed about a quarter of an hour near the Desjardins Canal bridge in consequence of the body of a man having been found on the bridge a few moments before the train reached there. The man's head was broken and when picked up, life was extinct. It is supposed he had come to his death while attempting to jump from the cars to the bridge that while doing so, his head came in contact with the parapet.
The unfortunate man's name was Richard Argert, a boiler maker by trade and employed at Northey's machine shop on Wellington street. Notice of the accident was telegraphed to the station and an engine was sent up and the body was conveyed down to the station and remained in the baggage room till yesterday, awaiting the attendance of the coroner. Deceased was about 40 years of age and came to this city two years ago with a body of mechanics sent out by some society in England. His wife died just previously to his departure from the old country, and her marriage ring was found in his pocket. He resided with a friend near the Desjardins canal,
and was accustomed to catch the train in the evening and jump off at the point where he met his death. A few evenings previously, he experienced a narrow escape of falling under the cars, and mentioned the circumstance to his fellow-workers. So many such as the sad accident, yet people will not take warning.
EVANS (Montreal) - John Henry Evans, hardware merchant, died suddenly yesterday.
FARRELL - A dreadful accident, near Napanee, occurred on Saturday evening last. A man named William Farrell, while walking on the railway track about 11 o'clock at night, was run over by the express train, no 2, going west, and his body was mangled in a shocking manner and strewed along the track for some four hundred yards. It was impossible to recognize his body, only by the hat which he wore, and a book which was found on his person with the name written in it, and one dollar and fifty cents.
A jury was summoned before Dr. Chamberlain, coroner, and a verdict returned that the said William Farrell came to his death by being run over by the cars while in a state of Intoxication on the Grand Trunk railway near Napanee bridge.
The friends of the deceased live at Tyendinaga, and he has resided at Onondage, N.Y., for the past six years, and was unmarried. The remains were taken to Tyendinaga for interment.
March 17, 1869
LITTLE - We deeply regret to notice the death of Colour Sergeant Julius C. Little of No 4 Company, Beamsville Volunteers. The deceased has been a member of the Company since its first organization, served faithfully during the Fenian raid, and his death was hastened by the exposure and hardships experienced during that time. The deceased was a young man in the prime of life having just completed his thirtieth year.
March 19, 1869
PETTINGER - A very sudden death occurred in this city yesterday. Ann, wife of George Pettinger, about 46 years of age, left her residence, East Flamborough, apparently in good health, got to her friends about ten o'clock, and died of apoplexy in a very few minutes. Dr. Laing was with her. Dr. Skinner, the family physician, had been sent for, but he arrived too late. The funeral will leave her husband's residence on Monday, at 10 o'clock, at Waterdown.
MARR - A very melancholy accident, resulting fatally, occurred day before yesterday on the Hamilton and Port Dover road about half a mile beyond the Grand River. A Mr. Webber was
passing a schoolhouse there with a load of oak timber on two sleighs, one at each end of the load. School had just been dismissed, and the children ran to get on the load, laughing and jostling each other, when one of them, a bright little girl of eight years, daughter of Mr. Marr, fell under the hind sleigh which passed over her breast, killing her almost instantly.
FITCH - It is with deep regret we announce the death of William Fitch, Esq., M.D., which took place on Wednesday at about 2 p.m. Dr. Fitch was at one time a prominent Freemason and for two years held the high office of District Deputy Grand Master for the Hamilton District, and we learn that his remains will be interred on Monday next with Masonic ceremonies.
March 20, 1869
DOREY - Mrs. Michael Dorey of Tuckersmith died on Monday last, having ruptured a blood vessel while coughing.
RAYMOND - An accident of the most distressing nature and which ended fatally occurred lately at Beloeil. A man of the name of Isaac Raymond, belonging to the part of the parish called the Ruisseau, went to the bush alone to cut wood. While throwing down a tree, it fell upon him; his leg was caught between it and the stump and badly fractured one of the bones, sticking it out through flesh and skin. After having uselessly called for help, he managed through long and painful labour with his axe to cut enough of the tree to extricate himself. He reached his horse, and by supernatural effort and many upsets in the deep snow, succeeded in arriving at a late hour and in an exhausted condition. A doctor was sent for who dressed the wound, but gangrene having set in after a few days, an amputation of the leg was performed. But the unfortunate man, who was most courageous through such a trying ordeal, died within a week of the amputation.
CLAYTON - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, in the 26th year of his age, Charles Henry Clayton. Funeral will leave his late residence, King William street, on Sunday, the 21st instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.
A young man named Charles H. Clayton, an employee in the wire factory on King William street, died suddenly at his residence on the same street, on Thursday. He had been complaining of a cold-blister upon his mouth for a few days previous, but was not considered seriously sick. On Thursday morning he rose as usual. Soon after, his face began rapidly swelling with erysipelas, and before night, he was dead.
March 22, 1869
KRIPPS - Died at Clinton, near Jordan, County of Lincoln, at the residence of Henry Moyer, Esq., Mr. Peter Kripps, in the 97th year of his age, father of Mrs. William Lockman, Sr., of this city.
ALLEN - On Tuesday last, at Port Credit, Mr. David Allen, brother of Mr. Thomas Allen, engineer on the G. W. Railroad, was instantly killed by being run over by a passing train. A few months ago, he began to grow melancholy and morbidly gave way to a presentiment that some terrible fate was awaiting him. On Monday last, he left his friends in this city for the purpose of visiting a sister in St. Mary's. Where he spent the time intervening between that and the date of his melancholy death, it is impossible to conjecture. He was recognized getting on the train at Port Credit by the conductor just before the train started for the city. How he got off the train again and in front of it, no one can explain. All that is known is that shortly after the train had left the station, poor Allen's mangled remains were found upon the tracks. The deceased came to this country about thirteen months ago, and resided with his brother in this city. He was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, and was about 35 years of age, a widower without family, and had been for many years prior to his coming here, foreman in an extensive machine shop in Glasgow. He was highly esteemed by all with whom he came in contact, and the sad circumstances connected with his death have cast a deep gloom over the mourning household of which he was a member.
March 23, 1869
CAMERON - A man named Cameron, an old-countryman in the employ of Lebon and Leverier, St. Jean Chryssostome, was found frozen to death on the road at the place, on the morning of the 11th instant.
JOHNSTON - A boy, about four years old, son of Mr. James Johnston, of Chatham Township, was playing about a stove on Sunday last and upset a pot of boiling water upon himself, scalding him so severely that he died the next day.
March 24, 1869
JAMES - Died in this city, of inflammation of the lungs, Thomas James, late of London, England, aged 23 years, son-in-law of James Wylde, market gardener. The funeral will leave his late residence on West avenue and Cannon streets, to-day (Wednesday) at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
MCCLENEGHAN - It is with regret that we announce the death of Mr. Thomas McCleneghan, editor and proprietor of the Brampton "Review" after an illness of about three weeks from fever and inflammation of the lungs. He was only in the prime of life and leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss.
HAMILTON - Last week, Mrs. Hamilton, 3rd Concession of Blanshard, died at the advanced age of 101 years. Mrs. Hamilton enjoyed good health to the day of her death. She was able at the time of her death to read the smallest print, having retained all her faculties to a remarkable extent.
March 25, 1869
SHAND - Died on the 21st instant, at his late residence near Port Dover, in the Township of Woodhouse, County of Norfolk, Ontario, William Shand, aged 85 years, much esteemed in life by all who knew him, and greatly lamented by his numerous friends and relatives. He was a native of Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland, a resident in the County for the past 35 years.
March 26, 1869
WORKMAN (Montreal) - Samuel Workman, brother of the Mayor of Montreal, is dead. Deceased formerly carried on the St. Mary Foundry of this city in company with Hon. John Molson and W. Parkyn. Afterwards he carried on the hardware business in Toronto from which he had to retire some 17 years ago in consequence of a paralytic affection. For 5 years past, he has resided in Montreal, being confined to his bed, but retaining his mental faculties.
March 29, 1869
MACKLIN - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Ernest G., only son of James C. Macklin, aged 14 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, corner of Main and Hess streets, on Monday, the 29th instant, at 3 o'clock.
SCOTT - A coloured man named Scott, without relatives in Stratford, once an hostler for Mr. Ben Sleet, was found dead in bed on Tuesday morning. Having no place to shelter himself, Mr. Sleet took compassion on him and gave him a home. Mr. Sleet saw him alive at 2 in the morning, but a few hours later, he was found dead. He had long been sick.
DOUCETT - A nonagenarian, Mr. Dominic Doucett, died recently in the County of Gloucester, N.B. His descendants number 246, consisting of 13 children all alive, 130 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren, all of whom survive him.
NEAGLE - An old man named Neagle was found murdered in a stable at Hawkesbury yesterday. A man name Patrick Cain has been arrested on suspicion of having committed the deed.
March 30, 1869
HORSEY - Mr. E. Horsey, the architect of the Kingston Penitentiary, died after a short illness, at Kingston, on Friday last.
HOUGH, MCEVERS - Mr. Henry Hough, editor and proprietor of the Cobourg "World" has
suffered deeply of late by the death of near relatives. A short time ago he lost a brother in Guelph. On Tuesday of last week, his wife's sister, daughter of Mr. Daniel McEvers, near Cobourg, died after a short illness of Typhoid fever. On last Tuesday followed the decease of his wife at the age of 26 years by the same complaint. Owing to this painful accumulation of bereavements, Mr. Hough announces that the issue of his newspaper will be discontinued for some time to come.
March 31, 1869
KERR - A brakeman on the Great Western Railway, named Kerr, was accidentally killed under the following circumstances. He was on the freight coming east about two o'clock, and before reaching Harrisburg, while standing on the car, was struck by the bridge and instantly killed. His body was found lying on the car on the arrival of the train at Harrisburg. An inquest was to be held at Harrisburg last night after which the remains will be taken to London where he has a brother residing. We have not heard whether he has any family. The unfortunate man had but recently entered the employment of the Company.
April 1, 1869
FERGUSON - Charles F. Ferguson, the blind Irish piper, died in St. Catharines on Friday last. He was well known as a producer of sweet music on the union pipes.
April 2, 1869
ORTON - Died on the 30th ultimo, at the residence of his son, Dr. George I. Orton, Fergus, Dr. H. Orton, Sr., in the 68th year of his age. The funeral will move from the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Guelph, to-day (Friday) at 2 o'clock for the place of interment, Guelph cemetery.
April 5, 1869
POTTER - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 3rd instant, Marmaduke Potter, a native of Darlington, County of Durham, England, aged 32 years. Mr. Potter was foreman to Mr. Hendrie. The funeral will take place this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from Mr. Campbell's, Florence Block. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
April 6, 1869
ORTON (Guelph) - We regret to hear of the death of Dr. Henry Orton, Sr., which event took place at Fergus yesterday (Tuesday) morning. The deceased gentleman was born in Nottinghamshire, England, from which he emigrated to Canada in 1835 and settled in Guelph where he resided for many years and enjoyed a most extensive practice in his profession. After being absent from Guelph for some time, he returned to this town in the winter of 1865 and entered into partnership with Dr. Clark which business connection continued till last summer when a dissolution took place, and Dr. Orton retired to Fergus where he has since lived with his son, Dr. George Orton. His skill in his profession was undoubted, and his estimable qualities as a private citizen are acknowledged by all with whom deceased came in contact, and his death will be universally regretted amongst his numerous friends.
FORSYTH - We regret to learn by telegraph from Quebec that James Bell Forsyth, an old deservedly respected resident of that city, died there yesterday afternoon after a very brief illness. Mr. Forsyth was known to almost all who resided in Quebec, and his death will be deeply regretted by an extensive circle of friends to whom his generous disposition and affable demeanour had endeared him.
BLUE - Miss Grace Blue of West River, P.E.I., recently perished in a snow storm about 200 yards from her own home.
MCPHERSON - We notice in the "Summerside Progress" the death of an old veteran named Norman McPherson at the ripe age of 102 years. He emigrated to P.E.I. about 40 years ago, having served His Majesty George III in the 79th Highland Regiment for 16 years previous to the Battle of Waterloo.
April 8, 1869
MORAN - A dissipated old shoemaker, named Moran, died suddenly in a tavern at London on Saturday night.
SCOTT (Montreal) - William Scott, nephew of Sir Walter, died at St. Andrew's Home last evening. He has been confined for the past months with cancer of the stomach.
April 9, 1869
DALLYN - Died in this city, on Thursday morning, April 8th, of congestion of the brain, Mr. James Dallyn, aged 39. The funeral will leave his late residence, Murray street, near James, this (Friday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
HILL - Hazikiah Hill was killed on the 1st instant, four miles from Galt, by coming in contact with a wood-sawing machine. He only lived a few minutes after the accident.
GETZ - Poor Mrs. Getz, one of the family stricken down some time ago with that dreadful disease trichinosis (A Disease Caused by Eating Raw Pork), died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, in great agony. A week ago, she was thought to be improving, was able to sit up and move about slowly, but a few days ago, she began to grow very much worse, and continued so until her death. The attending physicians, we believe, attribute her intense pain in the head to the presence of trichinella spiralis in the brain. She has been receiving the watchful care of three of our best city physicians, but their power was insufficient to stay the mysterious disease. Mr. Getz is entirely recovered, but mournfully repeats that he is left alone in the world.
April 12, 1869
WILLIAMS - A coloured man, named Hanson Williams, was run over by a passenger train near Chatham station on Wednesday afternoon and instantly killed. The engineer saw him walking on the track and blew the whistle, but deceased merely looked around and started running on the track as if expecting to keep ahead of the train. An effort was then made to stop the train, but the speed was too great, and the man was speedily overtaken and killed. A coroner's inquest exonerated the engineer from all blame.
CONLOYNE - Mr. Hugh Conloyne of Carronbrook was struck by the limb of a tree while felling it. He walked home and never uttered another word after entering the house, but died in a few minutes.
COLTER - (Dunnville) Colonel Colter, an old Waterloo veteran of the 69th Regiment, died yesterday at his residence on the lake shore.
April 13, 1869
HUGHES - Mr. Griffith Hughes, formerly of Pilkington, died in the Township of Peel,
on the 3rd instant, at the age of 81 years. He was one of the earliest settlers, having emigrated from Wales in 1831.
AXFORD (Thamesville) - On Saturday evening, a man named Axford, proceeding from Florence to his home in the Township of Downie, fell from his buggy and died shortly afterward. Dr. Morris of Florence is holding an inquest on the body.
April 14, 1869
LONDREAULT - A French-Canadian, name Seraphin Londreault, was killed a few days ago by the fall of a tree whilst felling timber in the Township of Alfred.
FREER - Dr. Freer, of Renfrew, was found dead on the road near that village a few days since. The horse and cutter of deceased were found a short distance from his body. Apoplexy was the cause assigned for his death.
April 15, 1869
GAGE - Died at Barton (lake shore) on the 13th instant, Mary, the wife of captain William Gage, aged 71 years. The funeral will take place from the house on Friday at 10 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
HENRY (St. Catharines) - William Henry, an old man of this town, a mason by trade, was run over by the train going east at the Great Western Railway station here to-day, and instantly killed. His head was cut off and his body fearfully mangled.
CLARK (Ingersoll) - George Clark, a young man about 18 years of age, son of Dr. Clark of this place, whilst out pigeon shooting this afternoon, accidentally shot himself. He had laid his gun down against a log, and in taking it by the muzzle, the hammer caught, causing it to go off, the whole charge entering his left lung Just above the heart. Death ensued immediately.
April 17, 1869
MCKENNA - The wife of James McKenna, Toronto, was found dead on Tuesday morning, supposed to have been murdered. The body presented a shocking sight.
SUTTON - Two men, Norman Graham and Benjamin Sutton, were upset from a boat in the River Thames at Edwardsburg on Saturday night, Sutton was drowned.
CAMPBELL - A man named Campbell, residing in Buckingham, went up last winter to work at the shanties, and a short time afterward, left his employment, it was supposed by his fellow labourers, to return home, but the other day, his body was found in a snow bank by the roadside in the Township of Wakefield, seven miles distant from the spot where he had been employed.
April 19, 1869
HAY - Died at Cook's Hotel, on the 17th instant, Mr. Charles H. Hay, aged 27 years. His remains will be taken to Woodstock for interment by the nine o'clock a.m. train on Monday. Brothers of the Whitby and Excelsior Lodges, IOOF will please take notice.
AVERY (Port Dover) - An old man named William Avery was found drowned in the mill pond this morning. The deceased was a native of England, and has been for some time in this neighbourhood as a labourer.
April 20, 1869
SPROWLE - Mr. John Sprowle, the governor of the jail at this place (Whitby), died suddenly to-day while dressing himself and preparing to convey several prisoners to Kingston. He was seized with an apoplectic fit and never rallied. He died between one and two o'clock. Mr. Sprowle was 53 years of age, and widely known and highly regarded.
April 22, 1869
MCCALLUM, MCDOUGALL, GRANT - Three young men from the neighbourhood of Cornwall lost their lives in the recent fire in the mines of Gold Hill, Nevada. Their names are McCallum, of Cornwall; McDougall, of the 4th concession; and Grant, of the 1st concession, Charlottenburg. The news was communicated to their friends in Canada by telegram the day after the unfortunate occurrence.
April 23, 1869
RACEY - We regret to learn that Henry Racey, Esq., of Brantford, died suddenly at his residence early yesterday morning. He appears to have been in his usual health two days before, but was seized with an apoplectic fit on Wednesday morning, from which he never rallied. Deceased held the important position of Clerk of the First Division Court of Brant for about twenty years, and we believe was for some time a member of the town council of Brant. He was universally
esteemed, and no official stood higher in his public character. He was the son of the late Henry Racey, Esq., who had formerly held the Division Court Clerkship, and attained his 47th year. Mr. Racey, we believe, was at one time a newspaper proprietor, but never directly connected with the management of one. His funeral, we understand, takes place to-morrow afternoon.
WILSON - A brakeman named Wilson in the employ of the Great Western Railway was killed to-day near Thamesville while in the act of coupling cars.
MINER, BRADFORD, HARVEY, HACK, GILMOUR (Granby, Que.) - Several citizens looking at the flood from the principal bridge in that place, the water which is very high having undermined the masonry of one end of the bridge, it gave way and the end of the bridge fell about twenty-five feet, sliding the people who were on it into the water which is running very swift
at that point. One or two who were on the bridge escaped. Eleven persons were drowned: Mrs. S. C. H. Miner, her mother and her eldest daughter; Mrs. John Bradford, her sister-in-law, son, and daughter; Mrs. Z. Harvey; Patrick Hack, one of our leading magistrates; and E. B. Gilmour and son.
April 24, 1869
HUFF - A few days ago, the body of a man named Henry Huff was found in the Grand River floating down with the ice. Deceased fell off a raft near Cayuga last fall, and his body was in the water all winter.
LAND - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, John Alfred, youngest son of the late Robert A. Land, Esq., aged 20 years. The funeral will take place from his mother's residence, John street, on Monday, the 25th, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
METCALFE - The inhabitants of her street were startled on Thursday morning last to learn of the sudden death of a Mrs. Metcalfe from apoplexy. About an hour after partaking of a hearty breakfast, the deceased fell to the ground and expired almost immediately.
SIMPSON - About half past ten o'clock on Thursday morning, while some freight cars were being coupled on the mixed train at Thamesville station, a brakeman named Simpson, who had not been long on the road, got jammed between the buffers and died some hours afterwards from the effect of the injuries received.
April 26, 1869
MACNAB - Died at San Francisco, California, in the month of February last, Mr. James Henry MacNab, second son of Mrs. Daniel MacNab of this city.
KAUFFMAN (Waterloo) - Last night a man by the name of Jacob Kauffman accidentally drove into Mill Creek at a point where the bridge had been removed by the last freshet. He was rescued in an unconscious state by parties residing near the creek. Medical aid being immediately obtained, he was resuscitated, but he had received such severe internal injuries by the fall that he expired in about four hours afterward. A jury was empanelled this morning and returned the following verdict: That deceased was killed by driving into Mill Creek while intoxicated, and that according to evidence, no blame can be attached to any person but himself.
April 27, 1869
PAUL - Mrs. Paul who embarked on the "City of Toronto" with her three children at Lewiston on Friday suddenly expired shortly before reaching Toronto.
MCMILLAN, NORMAN - On Sunday last, five boys, children of Messrs Norman & McMillan, Centre Road, West Williams, ate of the poisonous herb known as wild parsnip and in a few hours after, were taken ill. Three of them, two of them belonging to Mr. McMillan and one to Mr. Norman, died the same day. The other two are recovering.
LOUNSBURY - William, the eldest son of Rev. F. Lounsbury, ME minister of London, was killed on Thursday in Dereham while engaged with some others in throwing stones. When stooping down to mark the spot to which the last store had reached, he was accidentally struck on the temple with a stone and instantly killed. He was a fine intelligent young man, highly respected by all who knew him. We hope this circumstance will be a warring to young men who so often engage in this dangerous amusement. Deceased was about 20 years of age and leaves a wife and one child.
MORCAN - On Monday last, Mr. John Baptiste Morcan, notary, residing at the Palais, Quebec, died suddenly of apoplexy. He was a native of France, had served in the navy of that country, and was taken prisoner by the English. He had been forty years a resident of Canada and was employed as a general agent by several wealthy citizens.
April 27, 1869
WYATT - About six weeks ago as reported at the time, a mad dog was killed at Dundas after having bitten several persons and other dogs. On Saturday evening, one of the parties bitten, a man named Wyatt, exhibited symptoms of hydrophobia, and immediately after, violent paroxysms ensued. He was attended by all the physicians of the place but no relief could be afforded, and the wretched man expired in great agony Sunday evening about twenty-four hours after the first symptoms of the malady appeared. When the wound was received, the usual precaution of cauterization was taken, but it seems that such is not always effectual.
April 28, 1869
ASKIN - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Helena Therese, infant daughter of A. H. Askin, Esq., aged 8 months.
April 29, 1869
FILLION - A Frenchman, named Fillion, a raftsman, fell from a stick of timber last week in Port Hope Harbour and was drowned.
CHAPPUS - On Saturday last, Solomon Chappus, of Petite Cote, died at the ripe old age of 85 years. For the past 43 years or upwards, he was in the employment to Major Paxton on Fighting Island, and the Major saw to it that the funeral obsequies of his old servitor were properly performed. He was well and hearty eighteen hours before his death.
April 30, 1869
BURNS - An inquest on the remains of the late Edmund Burns, killed by the boiler explosion on Wednesday evening, was held yesterday afternoon in Engine House No 2, by Coroner Rosebrugh. The following gentlemen were sworn in as a jury of investigation: Henry Beckett, foreman; Thomas Northey; David McKillop; John McIntosh; John McKay; Charles Young; William McGee; William Chisholm; Edmund Hudson; David Evans; John O'Donahue; William Farmer; and Hugh Munroe. The coroner & jury after visiting the residence of the deceased and viewing the corpse, returned to the Engine House. The first witness called was Dr. McIntosh who testified as to the nature and extent of the wounds of the deceased which in his opinion had caused instant death. Other witnesses were called - employees in the mill, but nothing of material importance in addition to what had already been stated was elicited. At 5 o'clock, the jury, accompanied by the coroner, adjourned to visit the scene of the disaster, and will meet for further investigation on Monday.
THOMPSON (Newcastle) - A man committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor, named George Thompson, an Englishman, single man aged 55 years, in one of the bedrooms at the residence of D. C. Smith, superintendent of the lighthouse, caused through a loss by fire of his shop and contents.
MCCRATH (Port Colborne) - A sailor named Alexander McCrath, from the neighbourhood of Durham, Ontario, walked off the pier into the canal and was drowned. Deceased was unmarried. An inquest is being held on the body to-day.
HAYES - A young man, named George Hayes, son of Elder James E. Hayes, of Plymouth, Pa., recently came to work in this place as a soldier, and last night going to the steamboat, he slipped over the pier into the water and was drowned. The body was found this morning, and a jury is assembling to enquire into the matter. (Port Colborne)
May 1, 1869
HALL - Mr. John Hall, watchmaker, of Cannington, formerly of Lindsay, went out in a sailboat on the pond near Cannington, on the 23rd of April, when by some means the boat capsized. Being unable to swim, he was drowned.
BRENNAN - On Sunday, the 17th ultimo, while three men were in the act of crossing the Talbot river, County of Ontario, one of their number was unfortunately drowned. The man's name who perished was John Brennan, a resident of Mara. It appears that they essayed to cross the river which was too much swollen from the recent floods in a small boat without oars or paddle. The rapidity of the current hurried them on down the Talbot, the boat coming in contact with a snag which caused it to upset. Two of the party narrowly escaped with their lives.
BAGHOTT - Died in this city, on the 29th April, Samuel Paul Baghott, late of the Third Light Dragoons, eldest son of Sir Paul Baghott, Gloucestershire, England, aged 75 years. Deceased leaves a wife and family. The funeral will leave his late residence, Wellington street north, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation and attend without further notice.
May 3, 1869
MURRAY - The death of the Rev. George Murray, of Princeton, is announced.
OGDEN - A boy, seven years of age, son of Mr. John Ogden, of Rothsay, County of Wellington, was drowned by falling from a bridge when on the way to school.
NEWBERRY - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Edmund Kerr, eldest son of Charles E. Newberry, Esq., aged 7 years and 3 months. Due notice of the funeral will be given.
BROWN - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Isabella, infant daughter of Sergeant Major Brown, aged 9 days.
MCDOUGALL (Southampton) - On Friday, 23rd April, a melancholy accident occurred at Manitoulin Island. A young man, about 22 years of age, named Charles McDougall, from the Township of Bentinck, was drowned in the river while running saw logs in Michael's Bay. The body was found about three days afterwards and brought here to-day by the lighthouse keeper from Manitoulin Inland.
May 4, 1869
HUNTER - An inquest was held by Dr. McIntosh yesterday on the body of a man found drowned in the Bay on Sunday, the unfortunate man proving to be the sailor who had left the schooner "Undine" one afternoon during last November, and had afterward been missing. He had shipped under the name of John Scott, but letters and papers found in his carpetbag proved that he had taken out naturalization papers in Chicago on the 25th of March, 1863, as James Hunter, that he had lived a long time in the United States, and that he was a Scotchman by birth. Letters from his daughter, Mary Hunter, went to show that his wife had died last spring in Newark, New Jersey, and that he had four daughters; the writer, Mary, and Bella, Annie, and Ellen, two of whom resided in Newark and two in New York city. Having only been a short time on the "Undine", he was almost unknown to the other sailors. At the inquest, evidence was elicited that he, in company with four or five other sailors, had called at McAuliffe's grocery, corner of park and Sheaffe streets, one afternoon in the last part of November, and that deceased left a $l0 bill with the proprietor. About midnight he returned in company with constable Stewart who requested that he might be kept there all night as he was too much the worse for liquor to go aboard of his vessel. Shortly after the constable left the house, deceased said that he wanted to get rid of the policeman and that he could paddle his own canoe. He then left the house, and as the night was very dark and stormy, it is supposed that in his efforts to get aboard, he fell into the water. His shipmates, believing that he had been arrested, left his effects with Mr. McAuliffe, the holder of the $10 bill. Some of the neighbours, however, supposed that he was drowned and dragged around the wharf with a grapnel, but without success. Dr. Charles O'Reilly made a post mortem examination, but the body was so much decomposed that it was impossible to discern whether death had resulted from anything else than drowning.
The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts elicited, and Dr. McIntosh said that he would endeavour to acquaint the children of the deceased with the facts connected with the death of their parent.
May 5, 1869
SMITH - A farmer named John R. Smith died very suddenly in the Township of Minto. He was at work ploughing during the forenoon apparently in perfect health. At noon he came to the house for dinner when he was taken suddenly ill and died. Deceased had recently purchased a farm in the township. He came from the neighbourhood of Cornwall where his wife and family now are, not having moved up yet.
May 6, 1869
HOBBS - Died at his residence near the village of Selkirk, Township of Walpole, on the 30th ultimo, Mr. William Hobbs, aged 79 years. Deceased was a native of Somersetshire. England.
WALKER - On the 30th ultimo, Mr. John Walker of Tivotdale, Minto, cut his throat with a razor. It is not known what was the cause of the rash act. Deceased was 33 years of age, a native of Scotland, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a mother and sister to lament his untimely end.
SINCLAIR - Mr. Peter Sinclair, Clerk and Treasurer of the Township of Bruce, and Division Court Clerk there, died on the 27th ultimo.
May 10, 1869
NODWELL - A tailor named Andrew Nodwell was found dead on his farm at Hillsburg, County of Wellington, on Sunday last, supposed to have died from the effects of drinking.
May 11, 1869
HENDERSON - The body of Mr. George Henderson, who recently drowned at Hollin, was found in the river two miles below that village on Wednesday last.
DINSEY - A man named George C. Dinsey, lot 18, concession 17, Township of Norman by, died suddenly at his residence on Wednesday morning, the 28th ultimo. Three minutes before his demise, he was apparently in the enjoyment of good health. Deceased was 67 years of age, and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss.
May 13, 1869
MCCRIMMON - On Monday last, at Cattanach's Corners, Glengarry, a young man named McCrimmon, who for some time has been ‘non compos mentis’, drowned himself in a mill pond.
RICHARDSON - Died at Ancaster, on the 6th instant, Janet, wife of David Richardson, aged 49 years.
May 15, 1869
BARRY - Died on the 14th instant, Julia Barry, mother of John Barry, Esq., of this city, aged 78 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday, 16th instant, a 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence on the mountain. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
MCKINNON - A fine young boy, three years old, son of Mr. Angus McKinnon, of Park Hill, a short time ago accidentally fell into a tub containing soft soap, and was nearly suffocated before he was rescued. His suffering was so great that he died the next day.
HARVEY - A man named Harvey mysteriously disappeared from Port Dover about four months ago. On the 8th instant, his body was found floating in the harbour with a fracture of over five inches long on the skull. A coroner's jury gave the opinion that the wound was caused by a fall or a blow. There is strong suspicion of foul play, as the wound could not have been easily inflicted by falling off the pier into open water, and the "Simcoe Reformer" thinks the case worthy of investigation by the government.
SEARS - The "Borderer" states that Mr. Graham Sears of Shediac was killed on the 29th ultimo by being thrown from a waggon while descending the hill opposite Mr. Mitchell's cabinet factory, the horse having run off. Death was instantaneous.
IRWIN - We regret to learn that Mr. John Irwin, an intelligent and highly respectable employee of the Great Western Railway company, who has for about three years been engaged as 'checker' at the depot in this city, came to a melancholy end yesterday forenoon. It appears that he has for some time past been employed in looking after the stave business of the company, and while removing a couple of cars with a horse, stepped in to fasten a side chain which became loose and in doing so his foot caught in the 'frog.' which holds down the rail, and being tripped up by it, the hind car passed over his right leg and arm, crushing them in a terrible manner. The bolt of the car then struck him in the back.
The poor fellow's injuries were of so severe a nature that he died in two hours after the accident. The deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn the sad bereavement.
May 17, 1869
FRIER - Died in the Township of Bentinck, on the 26th of April, Elizabeth, wife of Oliver Ferrier, formerly of East Flamborough, aged 41 years.
RAMSAY - We regret to learn from the Kingston papers that Mr. Thomas Ramsay, formerly of this city, died at the former place on the 11th instant, at the age of 62 years. Mr. Ramsay was well known to many of the old and respectable residents of Hamilton, having been in business here for some time as a member of the firm of Messrs Ramsay and McKendrick, booksellers. On leaving this city, he went to Montreal where he acted as agent of the Canada Life Assurance Company, and was afterwards appointed Bursar of Rockwood Criminal Lunatic Asylum, which office he held until his death. One more genial, generous, and whole-souled than Tom Ramsay never breathed, and none who knew him intimately will refuse the tribute of respect due to his memory.
MCMURRIN - The body of McMurrin who was drowned at Toronto a few days since had not been recovered up to Saturday.
May 18, 1869
FRIELAN - Henry J, Frielan, Mayor of Ottawa, died on Sunday morning at 3 o'clock of inflammation of the lungs in his 46th year, after a few days' illness. He was for many years connected with the local press. He possessed good ability and was very popular with all classes.
May 20, 1869
MOTARD - On the 30th ultimo, a young man named Edmund Motard, a French Canadian from Quebec, was killed while engaged in breaking a railway of logs on the Coulange River. It appears that he fell at the instant the logs commenced moving and was crushed among them.
May 21, 1869
BLYTH - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon by Dr. George MacKelcon, coroner, on the body of Henry Blyth who died suddenly yesterday morning. The jury returned a verdict of natural death from inflammation of the stomach and bowels.
May 24, 1869
THOMSON - Died at his residence on Hess street, in this city, on Saturday, the 22nd instant, James Richard Thomson, barrister, aged 39 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, on Tuesday afternoon next.
Our obituary notices to-day contain the announcement of the death of Mr. Thomson which occurred at his residence on Saturday last after an illness of some two months. Few gentlemen had more warm and sincere friends than Mr. Thomson. Possessed of a large warm heart and always ready to listen to, and share, misfortunes, he will be missed and mourned by a very great many persons in this community. The deceased gentleman was born at Fort Erie in 1830, and commenced the practice of his profession about seventeen years ago in Hamilton, since which time he has been in the enjoyment of a large and lucrative practice. He leaves a widow and one child who have the sympathy of the whole community in their present bereavement.
May 25, 1869
BLIGHT - A man named Richard Blight died in Toronto gaol on Wednesday morning, very suddenly. He was insane.
JORDAN - A man named William Jordan was badly burned at the residence of Mr. John Avery, Studholm, N.B., on the 12th ultimo. After having built a large fire in the morning, he was taken with a fit and fell into the fire where he remained until the flesh was almost burned off his face and hands. He lingered until the 18th, and then expired.
May 26, 1869
FLETT - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Captain Thomas Flett, of inflammation of the lungs, aged 39 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Park street, second door below St. Mary's Church, on Thursday, the 27th instant, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.
MCNAB - Mr. Duncan McNab, the elderly gentleman from Illinois who was injured at the time of the Rolling Mill explosion, died yesterday at the Hospital from the effect of injuries received at that time. His son had been with him from a day or two after the accident and left with the corpse for his home in Illinois yesterday afternoon.
May 28, 1869
HAMMOND - On Tuesday afternoon, about four o'clock, a young child, son of Mr. Levi
Hammond, of Petersville, London, was found drowned in the river near his father's residence. He had been missed only a short time, and a search revealed the sad fact. How the little fellow got into the river is at present a mystery. Every effort was made to restore vitality, but without avail. Deceased was a bright child of two years.
May 29, 1869
FEATHERSTONE - A correspondent informs the Prescott "Telegraph" of a melancholy sudden death that occurred in the Township of Williamsburg a few days ago. A farmer named John Featherstone dropped dead while ploughing. His wife noticed the team standing apparently alone, and thinking all was not right, went into the field to ascertain the cause and was horrified to find her husband lying dead behind the plough with the lines still in his hand.
JOHNSON - Mrs. Johnson, wife of Mr. Samuel Johnson, residing in the 7th Concession of the Township of Augusta, committed suicide on or about the 18th instant under very distressing circumstances. It appears that the unfortunate woman had been in delicate health for some time previous to her death, but was not observed to be worse than usual. On Monday evening, she sat up near the stove in conversation with her daughter after the rest of the family had retired. Between 10 and 11 o'clock she desired her daughter to go to bed also as she wished to smoke a little longer. Her daughter accordingly went to bed without suspecting anything wrong. In the morning, Mrs. Johnson was missing, and a search for her was immediately commenced by the family and neighbours and was continued all day on Tuesday without success. The search was resumed next morning and it was not till dark that her son and Mr. Kelsie discovered her lying in a spring in an adjoining lot, quite dead. She had evidently drowned herself.
CLAYTON, CAXTON - On Sunday, the 16th, while a number of children were playing with a trolley at the Railway Works at the bridge over the Sackville River, N.B., the vehicle started, ran along the track, and into the river, carrying with it two girls and a boy. The boy was rescued, but the two girls, named Clayton and Caxton, were drowned.
May 31, 1869
ATKINSON - James Atkinson, an old resident of Lucan, was killed on Thursday last while crossing the Grand Trunk Railway as a train was approaching. He leaves a wife and seven children. It is said he was in a state of intoxication when the accident happened.
DOYLE, GALLAGHER, CLUTTENBURG - On Wednesday last, a fishing boat capsized and sank near Terrence Bay, N.S. There were in her three persons; viz, James Doyle, Thomas Gallagher and ______ Cluttenburg and all were lost.
MOSEBY (Montreal) - In the case of Mr. Moseby who died so suddenly at the St. James Club ten days ago, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death from congestion of the brain consequent upon hereditary epilepsy
June 1, 1869
DEWITT - Mr. James Dewitt was found suspended in his barn, near Port Royal, on Saturday morning, dead.
VALOIS - Dr. Valois died at Pointe Claire on the 24th May. The deceased gentleman graduated in medicine in 1827. His liberal opinions in politics involved him in the Rebellion in 1837, on the collapse of which movement, he found it necessary to take up residence in the States where he spent six years. On his return to Canada, he was elected to represent the County of Montreal in Parliament, and on the division of the constituency, was returned for the County of Jacques Cartier for which he sat until 1857. For upwards of twenty years, he filled the office of Mayor of the County with great ability and acted as magistrate for a much longer period.
MCDONALD - A man named Alexander McDonald, an employee in the Railway Works at the Bridge, Windsor, N.S., was drowned on Friday morning last. He was on a scow, and in attempting to reach the shore by jumping overboard, the depth of the water being greater than he imagined, he sank.
BELCHER (Halifax) - Our obituary list to-day contains the death of an old and esteemed resident of Halifax, Clement H. Belcher, Esq. He is numbered amongst our earliest recollections and through life preserved an equanimity of disposition that endeared him to all with whom he was placed in contact. Mr. Belcher was the proprietor of the well known-Almanac bearing his name, and during the latter period of his life identified himself with the militia movement which from his steady support gives to-day ample proof of the deceased's zeal and perseverance.
POWERS - Died in this city, on the 31st of May, Mrs. Bridget Powers, in the 28th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence on Colborne street, at 8 o'clock this morning to be conveyed to Kingston by boat.
DOWNING - Died in this city, on the 31st May, of erysipelas, George P. Downing, formerly of Yorkshire, England, aged 65 years.
DOWNING - George Downing, an old citizen , who had been engaged in purchasing skins on the market, was taken slightly ill on Sunday evening, and died yesterday morning.
GILMOUR - We learn from the Peterborough "Review" of the death of the Rev. John Gilmour which took place at the residence of his son, Mr. John W. Gilmour, Peterborough, on the 22nd of May. From a long and most interesting notice of the deceased gentleman, we give the following brief facts of his life. He was very well known throughout western Canada, and his many friends will learn of his decease with very great regret. Mr. Gilmour was a Scotchman by birth having first seen the light of day in the now classical town of Ayr in the west of Scotland. He was born in August 1791, and so was approaching the age of 78. After his apprenticeship at sea was over, he was sent out to Quebec to be one of a party to bring home to England a timber vessel or raft fashioned shipwise. They had brought the raft safely over the Atlantic and had entered the English Channel when a French privateer seized the hull and made prisoners of all its inmates. He remained a captive for five years and was set at liberty on the declaration of peace. Here we must notice what he regarded as the most important event of his life. While in prison at Angiers, one of his fellow prisoners was in the habit of reading the scriptures and exhorting the others as to concerns of their souls. It was under the plain but earnest talking of his fellow prisoners that the subject of this notice was struck with conviction, and converted into a new life, so that when he was released from French captivity, he returned to his native land a free man in the higher sense.
For a time after this, he employed himself in teaching a school in Scotland and prosecuted his studies under the Rev. Dr. Stedman, a Baptist divine of that day of much eminence. He soon afterwards settle in Aberdeen where he remained for five years. It was while there that he married Miss Walker of Irvine, a lady devoted to the great work as he himself and a true helpmeet in all his studies and intellectual tastes.
In 1830, he emigrated to Canada, and became the first pastor of the Baptist Church in Montreal, the pastorate of which he held for six years. His labours while in this sphere were abundant and most successful. Many there are who still remember his ministrations in the pulpit and in his Bible classes while in that city. Not a few of his Bible class have attained to positions of great influence in the country, and it is not too much to say that the principles which the deceased inculcated into their youthful minds have done much to sustain them and make their influence salutary on this generation. A fond memorial of the esteem in which he was held by the young men of his congregation in Montreal is now inherited by his son. It is a watch of great
intrinsic value and that enhanced by the inscription it bears.
The work of the denomination called him in 1836 to revisit his native land. Thither he went for the purpose of collecting funds for the benefit of the Baptist college in Montreal. In the spring of the following year, he returned to this country and came to Peterborough in the fall of 1537, having received the appointment from the New England Church, which he held till May of last year.
On Tuesday afternoon, his remains were conveyed to their resting place in Little Lake Cemetery. The funeral was the largest, it is said, which has ever been in Peterborough. It was an Interesting and affective sight to see a considerable number of Indians in the procession conveying the remains of him to the tomb who had probably explained to them the way of life.
The members of St. Andrew's Society, of which he was Chaplain, walked behind the chief mourners. Out of respect to the deceased, the shops of the town were closed between three and four o'clock, and when the cortege passed along Hunter and George streets, the surroundings were much in accordance with the solemnity of the occasion.
BRYSON (Montreal) - Alexander Bryson, Jr., 26 years of age, committed suicide yesterday. An inquest was held this morning, and the following verdict rendered: That the deceased, Alexander Bryson, Jr., who for years had occasional severe attacks of epilepsy, followed by great despondency, died from the effects of a pistol wound, self-inflicted, during a fit of temporary mental derangement, in his father's house, on Sabbath morning, the 30th of the present month of May, in the year of our Lord, 1869, between the hours of 11 and 12 of the clock.
June 2, 1869
WATSON - Died at No 1, Sandyford place, on the 30th ultimo, Alice Maude Louise, youngest daughter of James Watson, Esq.
DICKIE - Died at Dundas, on the 31st ultimo, Mr. John Cuthbertson Dickie. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr. John Wilson, Melville street, Dundas, to-day (Wed.), the 2nd instant, at 11 a.m., for West Flamborough, the place of interment.
IRVIN - William Irvin, a book-keeper for 18 years in the employ of T. L. White and Co., Kilbride, Township of Nelson, was found on Sunday morning in a stable, suspended by his neck, and quite dead. He was seen alive for the last time on the evening previous in an intoxicated condition, having been in that state since the Queen's birthday, during which time he had frequently threatened to destroy himself. Irvin was unmarried, and so far as is known, without
relatives in the country. An inquest was held on the body by Dr. McGregor on Monday when a verdict of "suicide during mental aberration" was returned.
June 3, 1869
HAMILTON - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, of dropsy, Andrew Hamilton, ice merchant, aged 56 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Sheaffe street, on Thursday, 3rd instant, at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please this invitation without further notice.
SPAIGHT - Died on the 25th April, near London, aged 4 years, James Charles Purdon, youngest son of George and Emily Spaight.
WEIR (Grimsby) - A man working on a construction train, named John Weir, fell between the cars this morning and was instantly killed. The deceased resides in Hamilton. At the coroner's inquest, a verdict of accidental death was rendered.
June 4, 1869
MURRAY - Patrick Murray, on Thursday, went down to the creek at Colborne to take a drink of water, and being intoxicated, fell in and was drowned.
POULIOT - As the steamer "St George" was landing at Point Levi on Thursday morning, one of the deck hands, D. Pouliot, tried to jump from the boat on to the pontoon, but missed his footing and fell into the river. The tide running very strong at the time carried him under the pontoon and he has not been seen since. Everyone tried his best to render assistance, but to no purpose. The captain says he was one of his best men. It has cast a gloom on the whole crew. He leave a wife and two young children to mourn his untimely end.
MCCONNELL - A little boy named McConnell was drowned in the timber pond near Rankin's Mill, N.B., on Thursday, by falling off a log on which he was playing.
HOOPER - On Friday morning, an old and well-known citizen John Hooper, for many years connected with the press of this city, died very suddenly. He was in the enjoyment of his usual health on Thursday. (N.B.)
GLYNN (St. John, N.B.) - On Tuesday morning, a man named Glynn, residing in Brussels street, died very suddenly. He was just after taking his breakfast, and was in the act of taking off his boots where he fell from his chair and expired.
WILSON - Mr. Justice John Wilson died at his residence, Westminster, at 9 o'clock this morning. The funeral will take place to-morrow, Friday, afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
STRONG (Chatham) - An old man, named Richard Strong, about 75 years of age, was killed yesterday evening by the morning express going west. He was walking on the track facing the engine. An inquest was held by Mr. Bray this morning. The verdict exonerates the employees of the company from blame.
June 7,, 1869
WARD - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Mrs. Ann W. Ward, late of the city of Toronto, The funeral will leave the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. James Belting, Cathcart street, on Monday, the 7th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation without further notice.
WYLDE - Yesterday afternoon, three young men: Alexander Briggs of Ottawa, David Lamrock of Hamilton, and Richard Wylde of Barton, were returning from Oaklands in a rowboat, when about the middle of the Bay, the boat upset, and Wylde was drowned. The other two were picked up by a sailboat that happened to he in the vicinity. Neither Briggs nor Lamrock were able to give any account of how the upset occurred. The body of Wylde had not been found last evening.
DODDS (Montreal) - The body of Mary Ann Dodds who was drowned a month ago was discovered yesterday by a little boy playing on one of the wharves.
June 8, 1869
ASKIN - Died on the 2nd of June, at his residence, Strabane, near Windsor, Ontario, Charles Askin, Esq., aged 84 years, the deceased was one of the oldest settlers in the country, widely known, highly respected, and served his country to good purpose in 1812 and 1837, and during the times of peace filled many important and honourable positions.
COPELAND - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon on the body of Sophia Copeland, a woman about 38 years of age, who died suddenly at her house on the corner of Stuart and Hughson streets on Saturday morning. Mr. Copeland, her husband, is a carpenter and came to this city about ten months since. He sent for his wife and children a few months since, and they arrived here from England about six weeks ago. Mrs. Copeland, while in the old country, had been intemperate, and the husband supposed that she would reform after arriving here. It seems, however, that she had made the acquaintance of a few women of intemperate habits in the
neighbourhood, and had been drinking to excess for the last few weeks. She was a person of very frail constitution and had been suffering considerably from asthma. Marks of violence appeared about her face, and Coroner White deemed it proper to call an inquest in order to find out whether they bad been produced from other causes than that of falling while in a state of intoxication, and whether death had resulted from these injuries. The jury, after carefully investigating the matter, returned a verdict of 'death from intemperance'.
GASS (Lynden) - About three o'clock this afternoon, Mr. Alexander Gass, baker of this place, committed suicide by hanging himself in the stable. There was no reason assigned for the rash act. He leaves five fatherless children to mourn his untimely end.
June 14, 1869
BURTON (Barrie) - The body of George Burton was found this afternoon in 70 feet of water by a squaw who saw him sink and who grappled for the body. He had a large amount of money on his person when drowned which was found in his pocket. The steamer "Ida Burton" brought the body here and is now at the wharf with flags at half-mast. There is general mourning here on the part of the towns-people and the masons held an emergency meeting to-night to arrange for attending the funeral.
June 15, 1869
BULLOCK - A man named Joseph Bullock, foreman in a sawmill of David Fraser, in the Township of Nelson, was caught by one of the belts last Thursday while attempting to remove it and drawn into the machinery from which he received such injuries as to cause almost instant death. Dr. Richardson held an inquest on the body when a verdict of 'accidental death' was rendered.
MCMILLAN - A young man, named Donald McMillan, was killed by falling from the roof of a barn in course of erection on his father's premises, a few days ago, in West Williams.
KARL, GRAHAM - We regret to have to record two deaths during the past week in the Madawaska at Arnprior, from drowning. The first was that of a young married man named James Karl who fell into the river above the bridge while engaged in chopping float wood into firewood on Saturday, the 20th ultimo, and whose body has not yet been found. The other is that of a boy named William Graham, son of Mr. Charles Graham, who was drowned on Wednesday, the 2nd instant. The boy was 11 years of age and seemed to have been engaged with others playing with
some boards that they had constructed into a raft, and fell off, and though the body was recovered from the water almost immediately, it was found impossible to restore animation.
BEAUDRY - Napoleon Beaudry, aged 20 years, while repairing the drum of the machinery in Mr. Archer's lumber mills at St. Colombo, on the 4th instant, was accidentally knocked senseless, and died in half an hour after, his head being smashed to small pieces by the machinery. He leaves a wife and two children.
ANGERS - Marie Angers, aged nearly two years, daughter of N. Angers, labourer, of Petit Richmond street, Quebec, fell from the third storey of her father's residence on the 7th instant. The mother had left the child sitting on a chair near the window, and it is supposed to have made her way to the window during the temporary absence of the mother. When picked up, the child was a corpse.
HAY - The wife of Mr. William Hay of Bosanquet, N.B., was found drowned in a little rivulet near the house on the 24th last. She was taking a fleece of wool to the stream to wash, and being in a delicate health, it is supposed she fainted while stopping, and fell into the water.
June 16, 1869
CLOY (Thorold) - Between eight and nine a.m., James Cloy, Sr., of this place, was drowned, also the horse he was driving. It appeared he ran against a snubbing post while driving along the tow path near Lock No 3, when the waggon, horse, and himself were thrown into the canal, and the waggon being on him, life was extinct before the body was got out.
CAMERON (Gananoque) - This morning about ten o'clock, Mr. Hugh Cameron, employed as a baker for George Hurst, while engaged in baking out the wooden arch from a new brick oven, was accidentally killed by the falling in of the arch. Deceased leaves a wife and three small children.
June 17, 1869
MOX (Bertie) - A man named Mox, aged 34 years, formerly of Ancaster, N.Y., and employed by the Bertie Lumber Company, was killed about ten o'clock this morning while drawing logs to the Ridgeway sawmill. He is supposed to have fallen asleep and fell between the wheels, the hind one passing over his chest. He lived about an hour afterwards.
June 18, 1869
MILLIGAN (Seaforth) - A fatal accident occurred at three o'clock. As two men were engaged in digging a drain on Main street, a portion of the bank caved in and buried one of them named Milligan who was found dead when taken out, the other escaping with some slight bruises.
June 19, 1869
PATTERSON - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, of inflammation of the lungs, Agnes, daughter of Peter Patterson, aged 3 years and 6 months. The funeral will take place on Sunday, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
HOLMES - Died suddenly in this city, on the 18th instant, Mr. John Holmes, aged 69. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Park street, on Monday, the 21st instant at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. (Date of funeral changed to the 22nd)
Mr. John Holmes, an old and respected citizen, residing on Park street, dropped dead last evening while piling firewood in his own yard.
June 21, 1869
WILDE - The remains of poor young Wilde were, yesterday afternoon, interred with military honours. He was a member of the Hamilton Field Battery, and the Battery with a firing party from the 13th Battalion and the Band attended the funeral which was a very large one.
June 22, 1869
HOLMAN - Mr. George Holman, father of Mr. Holman of the opera troupe of that name, died in London on Monday.
BONDY - A few days ago while two children were playing by the river side below the jail at Sweetsburg, one of them, Charles Brown Bondy, aged about four years, son of H. Bondy, NP, slipped and fell into the river and was drowned.
BALFOUR (Port Rowan) - A promising boy, about nine years old, the only child of Mr. Samuel Balfour, ship carpenter, was drowned by falling off the dock while fishing this morning. Dr. Hellyer was sent for who used all his skill to resuscitate life, but to no effect. The body had been the water over half an hour.
June 23, 1869
LAWRIE - On Wednesday last, the 2nd of June, a child of Mr. Robert Lawrie, near Beamsville, while on the floor near to the stove, pulled from the latter a pot containing boiling water on to its head, thereby frightfully scalding one side of its face, neck, and body. The boy, a child of about ten months old, could not walk, and how it got sufficiently near to the pot to pull it over remains a mystery. The parents, in a state more easily to be imagined than described, called in the doctor, but notwithstanding everything was done for it that medical science or skill could suggest, death put a period to its intense sufferings on the 10th. The funeral took place at the Wesleyan Church, Merritt's settlement, near Smithville, on Saturday, the 12th, the remains of the little sufferer being followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and sympathizing friends of the parents.
BETHUNE (Toronto) - Mr. Donald Bethune, QC, who was recently appointed Law Clerk of the Ontario Legislature, died at his residence on Hawley street, on Saturday last, aged 67. He has been ailing for some time, but although carefully tended by a skilful physician, was unable to rally his strength sufficiently to break the attack, an old malady. At the time of his death he was acting Librarian as well. Both offices together have been held at the salary of $1000 per annum.
ARMSTRONG (Campbellford) - A young lad, the son of Mr. Armstrong of this village, was drowned this afternoon while amusing himself by the river side. The body has not yet been recovered,
JOHNS (St. Catharines) - A man named Richard Johns from Baltimore, stopping at the Stephenson House, committed suicide this morning about half past two o'clock this morning by shooting himself in the left breast above the heart. Death occurred five or 10 minutes after the shot was fired. A jury was empanelled & rendered a verdict that "deceased came to his death by a painful pistol-shot wound inflicted by his own hand". Deceased was of melancholy habits and intemperate.
June 24, 1869
O'BANYAN - A brutal murder was committed in Colchester, County of Essex, on the 7th instant, The murdered man was an old Negro named Solomon O'Banyan who had for some time lived in a shanty far removed from any neighbours and who was reported to have considerable money laid by. When found, he was lying in his own yard, quite dead, with a terrible gash on his head which had been inflicted with a small axe. The appearance of the body indicated that a
severe struggle had taken place both in the house and out of it. He was first discovered by a lad named Simpson who had gone with his father to do some work for the old man. An inquest was held before Wheeler Cornwall, Esq., Coroner, on the 8th instant. The corner, having disposed of the case as far as he was concerned, it was taken up by the magistrate. Some time ago, O'Banyan made a deed of all his property to Mr. Munger, subject to the condition that, he should support him during his lifetime. Alexander Knapp was arrested on the evidence of the older Simpson, and after an examination before Justices Buchanan, Hawkins, Brush, and J. Ferris, the evidence was deemed insufficient, and he was discharged.
GIMANCHE, LEVOIS - From the "Fredericton Farmer" we learn that two Frenchman named
Gimanche and Levois were drowned at St. Francis a short time since. Their canoe in which they were coming down the river was upset by a log, and the unfortunate men thrown into the river from which their bodies were not recovered till life was extinct.
MCFADDEN - Also a blacksmith, named McFadden, was found dead in his shop a short time ago. It is supposed he was killed by a shot from his own gun which be had been handling, as he was found lying on his face with the gun underneath him and the whole top of his head blown off.
DALE, WADE (Ottawa) - Two melancholy accidents have occurred within twelve hours of each other. Last night a daughter of Mr. Dale's, aged nine years, fell into a cellar and died from the injuries received.
Early this a.m., a son of the late Mr. Wade, banker, fell into a well and was drowned.
June 25, 1869
CLINE - Dr. McKay, on Wednesday last, held an inquest on the body of Davis Cline whose mangled remains were found that morning lying on the Great Western Railway track a short distance from Winona Station, about nine miles east of this city. Cline had been indulging in liquor pretty freely in a tavern of the place on the previous evening, and about nine o'clock left with the intention, he said, of going home. When found next day, his boots were off, and he is supposed to have sat upon the track to pull them off and then fallen asleep. A verdict of 'accidental death' was rendered.
June 26, 1869
WALKER (Uxbridge) - William Walker, well known to the Toronto and Nipissing Railway deputation was killed last night by falling off a loaded waggon, the wheel passing over his head. He was much respected by all.
STICK - The body of the unfortunate young girl, Sophie Stick, who mysteriously disappeared on Monday last, was discovered yesterday afternoon floating in the Desjardins Canal between the railway and the suspension bridge. A couple of young men employed at the grading of the road crossing at the Desjardins Suspension Bridge, called at the Police Office on the Saturday afternoon and stated that two other fellow workmen about six o'clock on the afternoon of the picnic at the Heights noticed a young woman answering to the description of Sophia Stick go down to the southern bank between the railway and suspension bridge towards the water and that she never came up again. The names of the parties are Costello, a white man, and Smith, a coloured man. The coloured man states that he went down towards the water shortly afterwards and that it seemed considerably disturbed at a certain point like as if something had fell or been thrown in. This led to the locality in question being searched and dragged on Saturday night, but without avail. In the evening, the steamer "Argyle" passed up and is thought to have disposed the body to float sooner than it otherwise would. It was taken to the King William street station where an inquest will be held at 10 o'clock this morning by Dr. White. Miss Stick was about 18 or 20 years of age, the daughter of a widow woman, a German. She had been employed for seven years back at Tuckett's tobacco factory, had saved a little money, which is left in her trunk at home, and was engaged to be married to a respectable young man in good employment. On Monday last, she attended the picnic at Burlington Heights, and is supposed to have embraced an opportunity to leave the company unobserved and commit the rash act.
Mad from Life's history.
Glad to death's mystery.
Swift to be hurled
Out of the world.
June 29, 1869
HAGYARD - It is with regret that we record the death of a little girl, four years old, daughter of Mr. E. T. Hagyard, Campbell's Cross, under circumstances of a very melancholy character. It appears that one day about a week ago, the child was playing beside a small creek in company with other children, and it is thought she was bitten by some poisonous reptile. She made no complaint till Sunday last, although her parents thought she was unwell. On Sabbath day, she was seized with violent convulsions, and from then till the time of her death, she was unconscious.
MCLAREN - Mr. Henry McLaren of Ottawa and the manager up the river for McLaren and Company, lumberers, was accidentally drowned on Thursday while engaged in bringing down
logs to the city. It appears that the deceased was in a canoe with an Indian when, turning a corner in the Mattawa River, the swift current overturned the canoe. Mr. McLaren swam to the middle of the river. There were other men about in canoes, but before aid could reach him, he sank to rise no more. Deceased leaves a widow and five or six children residing at Torbolton.
MULLONEY - A man named Richard Mulloney, residing in Suckertown near Port Stanley, was drowned on Wednesday night in Kettle Creek on his way home. He was a labourer on the wharves and attempted to walk across the railway bridge over the creek at a late hour of the night. As he was in liquor, it is supposed that he fell through the trestle work into the river. Deceased was aged about 46 years, and leaves a wife with one child at home to mourn his loss. He has several other children grown-up and residing in the States.
GOODELL - A little son of George Goodell at St. Jonesburg died recently from eating voraciously of uncooked rhubarb.
FORBES - A fatal accident occurred on Thursday to Mrs. Forbes, widow of the late Mr. Charles Forbes, late of Carrillon and for many years at the head of the Commissariat in this country. She was driving out, was thrown from the carriage, and falling against a stone, received injuries which caused her death.
OSBORNE - Died on the 27th instant, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Turner, Wellington Square, Jessie Murray, relict of the late Rev. John Osborne.
DAKEN - A middle-aged man named William Daken who resided near the foot of Hughson street was found dead in bed yesterday. An inquest was held at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Dr. White, and the following facts were elicited by the enquiry. The deceased, William Daken, was about 50 years of age, quiet and steady. He came to this city about two years ago from England where he left a wife and five children who followed him here as soon as he got a home for them. He had been ailing for several days past. In the night, he rose and took a hearty drink of water. The verdict of the jury, after hearing the medical testimony, was 'death from apoplexy'.
HICKEY (Montreal) - William Hickey, aged 62, fell dead suddenly yesterday morning while lighting a fire.
July 1, 1869
SMITH - Died at the family residence, in Arthur village, Ontario, of Friday, the 18th ultimo, Barbara Jane, the only child of Isabella Stuart and James Smith, Esq., formerly of Strathavon, Banffshire, Scotland.
BAILEY - On Friday last, the 25th June, a melancholy and fatal accident occurred on the 10th Concession, Garafraxa. A young man named John Bailey, aged about 18 years, of the Township of Luther, was assisting at a new building when his head was caught between two bents and was frightfully crushed. He only lived twenty minutes after the accident. The accident is all the more distressing from the fact that deceased was the sole support of his aged grandfather, Mr. Adam Morrow.
July 2, 1869
MENNT - The Rev. James Baptiste Mennt, S.J., died yesterday at the Jesuits' home in Quebec, aged 73 years. He has acted as missionary of Jesus in Russia, Poland, France, Germany, the United States, and Upper Canada, and has, since the opening of navigation, been at the quarantine station of Grosse Isle, attending to the care of foreign immigrants. He had arrived but two days previously to taking ill.
July 3, 1869
MCINALLY - One by one, the old landmarks are passing away, says the Simcoe "Standard", and this week we are called upon to record the death of Mrs. McInally, one of the oldest settlers in this county where she has resided these 80 years. Her funeral took place on Saturday, when a very large number of persons accompanied her mortal remains to their last resting place.
EVATT - Died at Oakbank, Hamilton, the residence of Mrs. W. P. McLaren, on Friday evening, 2nd July, William Henry Evatt, M.D., of Port Hope, in the 60th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Sunday at 3 o'clock, p.m.
BRITTEN - Died on Friday evening, July 2nd, in the city of Hamilton, after a long and painful illness, Mary Jean Britten. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late residence, Little James street. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
MCANDREW - Died in this city, on Friday, 2nd July instant, Martha, wife of Mr. George McAndrew, painter. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from her late residence, opposite Gurney's foundry, John street, to the place of interment to-day (Saturday) at 1 o'clock p.m.
July 5, 1869
MACNAB - Died on the morning of the 4th instant, Barbara, relict of the late Daniel MacNab, Esq., in the 58th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
July 6, 1869
ANDERSON - C. Anderson, a millwright in Graser's grist mill, Westmeath, County of Renfrew, was accidentally thrown into contact with the cogs of a smut machine and was so torn by them that he died on the 11th instant.
JUDGE - A young lad, named Thomas Judge, about 16 years of age, under the influence of liquor, went to bathe in a mill race at St. Catharines, on Sunday evening last, when he was seized with a fit and drowned before he could be assisted.
WELSH - On the 20th ultimo, a young man, named Michael Welsh, was drowned in the river 2½ miles from Ainleyville. He, in company with another young man, was crossing the river in a canoe when it upset, and the river being deep and the current strong, he was carried under. Up to this time, the body has not been recovered.
ARMSTRONG, MCBETH - A melancholy and painful accident occurred at Bradford on the Holland River last Monday. Three young men named Penfold, Armstrong, and McBeth were fishing in a canoe. By some means, they all fell out into the water. Penfold swam ashore, but the other two sank on each side of the boat.
BELFORD - An accident occurred at the Grand Trunk station, Trenton, on Wednesday morning by which a brakeman, named Belford, lost his life. It seems that while attempting to get behind 2 freight cars while in motion, he fell between them; the wheels passed over both his legs, crushing them badly. Drs. Day and Williams were immediately sent for, but he died about 1 p.m.
WASHBURN - Mr. Solomon Washburn, an old resident of the County of Waterloo, residing near the village of Hespeler, died suddenly on the 20th last. His two sons, himself, and Mr. Joseph Santer had gone on a fishing excursion to Puslinch Lake. As he was conversing with Mr. Santer in the boat, not getting any reply from him, he noticed him leaning over the side of the boat. On calling assistance, he was found dead.
July 7, 1869
JENKINS - Died in West Flamborough, on the 6th instant, Dr. John Jenkins, aged 70 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, on Thursday, 8th instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
MCARTHUR - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Janet, relict of the late Captain McArthur, aged 55 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 138 Hughson street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 6 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
MCKEOWN - We regret to learn that a young man named McKeown, a moulder, was drowned at Rock Ray last evening between 8 and 9 o'clock. His body has not been recovered.
July 8, 1869
MCKEOWN - Dr. McIntosh yesterday held an inquest on the body on the unfortunate young man, George McKeown, who was drowned near Rock Bay on Tuesday night as mentioned in yesterday's paper. The deceased was about 22 years of age, and a son of Mr. John McKeown, who, for many years past, has kept the lime kilns at Limestone Ridge, Barton, on the Hamilton and Port Dover Road. The deceased, in company with his brother Joseph, and William and Seth Flitcroft, all employees in Gurney's Foundry, John street, went over to Rock Bay about 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of bathing. The two Flitcrofts are excellent swimmers, and had often visited the locality for the same purpose before. The McKeowns could swim but a few strokes. The boat in which the party went over, and which contained their clothes, had been anchored about fifty yards from the shore, between which and the shore the party were bathing. Seth, after bathing, swam to the boat to dress, and when partly dressed, he happened to glance towards the shore and saw Joseph McKeown struggling. in the water, and cried out to the others to assist him. He saw the deceased and William Flitcroft rush towards Joseph McKeown, saw Joseph seize hold of William in such a way as prevented the latter from swimming, saw both sink, hastily stripped, plunged into the water, swam to the spot, dived to the bottom and brought up Joseph and William, now completely exhausted; got them to the shore and began looking for the deceased. George McKeown whom he remembered not having seen after leaving the boat to save his two drowning comrades. He immediately swam to the spot where he had last seen the deceased, dived to the bottom and searched for his missing comrade till exhausted himself and obliged to seek the boat. Joseph and William had by this time recovered, and the three rowed over to the Bastien's boat-house for a grapnel to drag the spot where George had disappeared.
This they did for several hours on Tuesday night without avail, and yesterday morning all the employees in Mr. Gurney's foundry, fellow-workmen of the deceased, proceeded to Rock Bay, and after a couple of hour's search succeeded in recovering the body.
July 10, 1869
MCKAY - Died July 9th, Mr. John McKay, aged 31 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Saturday, 10th instant), at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
AMBRIDGE - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Theodore Augustus Ambridge, Esq., in the 49th year of his age. The funeral will move from his late residence, corner of Elgin and Henry streets, this Saturday afternoon, at 5 o'clock.
With deep regret, we have to announce the death in this city yesterday of a prominent citizen, Theodore Augustus Ambridge, Esq., after a lingering illness, disease of the heart. Mr. Ambridge was the son of Colonel Ambridge, and was born at Amherstburg in the year 1821. He came to Hamilton about the years 1849, and has been prominently connected with many important movements in the city. He was a gentleman, kind and true, upright in his intercourse with mankind, warm in his friendships, constant in his attachments, and universally esteemed. A large family is left to mourn his early loss in which they have the profound sympathy of an extensive circle of friends.
MCCANN, WINDSOR (Toronto) - An inquest was held yesterday on the bodies of Thomas
McCann and Samuel Windsor, two young men who were drowned the day previous by the upsetting of a boat in which they were fishing in Block House Bay at the island. A verdict of 'accidental death by drowning' was returned. Both were steady, industrious young tradesmen in search of a days amusement, and have added two more to the melancholy list of those for whom 'Drowned in the Bay' seems to be almost the only epitaph of the close of lives, young, bright, and hopeful.
ANDREWS - A workman in the establishment of L. D. Sawyer and Co. named Daniel Andrews, about 23 years of age, died suddenly at noon on Thursday. He had been working up to 11 a.m., but feeling unwell, started for home. Upon reaching Mr. Thomas Bettle's house, near the works, he was unable to proceed any farther. He complained of headache and an inclination to vomit, and died about half past one, without any apparent suffering. As soon as evident danger was observed, medical aid was sent for, but he had expired before the doctor arrived.
He was a native of England and had only been a short time in this city. His loss will be much felt as he was a steady, industrious man and was respected by all. No inquest was held, as Dr. Billings attributed the cause of death to the bursting of a blood vessel. He was buried yesterday afternoon by his fellow employees.
KNOX - A little boy, about five years of age, son of Mr. John Knox of Centreville, near Meaford, was killed by a kick from a horse on the 28th ultimo. It appears that the deceased and another child had got from the garden into a field where the horse was pasturing, and as is supposed, went playfully too near the animal.
THOMPSON - A very melancholy accident, resulting in the death of Archibald Charles Thompson, grandson of Archibald Thompson, occurred at Welland on the 1st instant. Several little boys, among others the unfortunate little fellow referred to, a boy about six years old, were playing upon the bridge leading over Mr. Thompson's mill race, and by some unaccountable misfortune, this little fellow missed his footing and fell off the end of the bridge into the race. The other boys at the time were very much alarmed and utterly unable to rescue their companion, and by the time older persons came to the assistance of the poor little fellow, the current had carried the body several yards along the race and out of reach of immediate help. Efforts were made to resuscitate him but without avail.
TEMPLE - Captain Roger Temple, of the "Intrusive" was found dead in the wood at St. Augustin, twelve miles from Quebec, recently, having come to his death by a pistol-shot wound in the head, but how inflicted has not yet transpired. Deceased was seen in town on Saturday, and drove out with a carter to a house in the vicinity of the place, being afterwards driven by a habitant, named Tardiff, who says the captain seemed in trouble, and left his cart to go into the bush, when Tardiff hearing a shot and not seeing the man return, went home.
July 12, 1869
MCKEOWN - Died last evening, of scarlet fever, William John, son of Hugh and Agnes McKeown, aged 5 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'c1ock from the residence of his parents, Peel street between Catherine and John streets. Friends end acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
CALDICOTT (Toronto) - Dr. Caldicott, the esteemed pastor of the Bond Street Baptist Church, died in his own house yesterday very suddenly of heart disease. He had been unwell
for several months past, but it was thought he was rallying very fast. He had been taking a great deal of open-air exercise, working in his garden, driving out, etc., and indeed had only returned but a very short time from a drive with a gentleman whom he had invited to drive with him when he expired. He was crossing the hall of his house at the time when, without any warning whatever to any of the inmates, he fell down. Dr. McCaul, who happened to be passing, stepped in, undid his necktie, and helped to lift him into a chair, but he was quite dead. His death was seemingly instantaneous. The Reverend gentleman came here from England In 1827, afterward went to the States, and returned here in 1860, since which time he has resided here constantly. He was a sincere, worthy man in every way, and as a preacher, was remarkable for a slowness of delivery and distinctness of utterance which made his pulpit efforts very effective. He was 66 years of age.
July 13, 1869
BURGY - We much regret to learn that Adam Burgy, late cabinet maker, Brantford, and who it will be remembered was seriously injured during the late fire at Brantford, expired on the 4th instant.
SCOTT - On Monday last, Mr. Andrew Scott, who lives between Acton and Limehouse, lost his infant child by its choking on currants. Its grandmother was picking over some green ones when the child grasped a bunch, and despite all efforts, died in about half an hour after.
MCLEAN - A man named Hugh Donnelly is now in jail charged with the murder of Alexander McLean who died from the effect of an assault committed upon him on the night of the 18th ultimo when in the vicinity of his own residence, between the villages of Lefroy and Churchill. McLean lingered until the 30th, and previous to his demise, verbally recapitulated the particulars of the villainous attack upon him which he declared was committed upon him by the prisoner, Donnelly. The two men were neighbours and had been on the best of terms until a short time since. Donnelly accused McLean of having interfered to prevent him (Donnelly) from obtaining a lease of some land. The wounds from which McLean died were inflicted on the face and head which affected the brain. Donnelly will be tried at the next assizes.
SMIBERT - On Saturday last, a heart-rending accident occurred in St. Mary's whereby a young man, the son of Mr. A. Smibert, was drowned. It appears that the deceased in company with several other lads was bathing in Trout Creek near the London bridge. Across the stream at this point in the middle of the bayou is the artificial circular embankment of the old skating rink to
which the boys, one after another, crossed. Young Smibert attempted to follow, but the stream being swollen by the recent rains, was about eight feet deep, and being unable to swim, he sank beneath the water, although his struggles to save himself were strong and distressing to witness. The melancholy tidings of his death soon spread, and a large number of townspeople soon gathered on the banks and made preparations to recover the body. After an hour's continued search, the body was found at but a short distance from where he sank.
LALLY - A young lad, Mathias Tally, aged 17, lost his life at the Cornwall Manufacturing Company's mill last Wednesday evening. The unfortunate lad was employed in attending one of the spinning mules in the first spinning flat in the fourth storey of the main building. The belt leading from the main shaft to the machine at which he was engaged, broke, and while the superintendent of the spinning department was gone below for the necessary means to mend the belt, Lally brought the ladder used for reaching the shaft, which is suspended from joists about 15 feet overhead, from its place, and climbed to the part of the shaft adjacent to the pulley which drove the broken belt. The superintendent, being for the moment absent, and the other operatives on the same floor engaged, Lally's proceeding was unnoticed until his fellow employees were shocked by the sight of his body whirling round the shaft which makes 150 revolutions per minute, his limbs at every revolution striking with terrible force against the joints and iron girders. The machinery was stopped in an incredibly short time, but of course the effect was not to save the unfortunate boy's life but to prevent greater mangling of the body. The broken belt had become so entangled around the body, binding it to the shaft, that it was not without some effort that it could be released After being taken down, a slight rolling of the eyes and a last breath, indicated all that remained of life.
July 14, 1869
DONNELLY - Died at Newport, Kentucky, by the accidental discharge of a pistol, Edward Stephens, third son of Edward Donnelly, Esq., of this city, aged 30 years.
DARCY - A man named Peter Darcy, of the Township of Glenelg, while returning home from Durham, on the evening of the 30th ultimo, was thrown from his waggon by one of the wheels striking a large stone. He was picked up and brought to the 'British Hotel' where medical aid was immediately in attendance, and all possible relief tendered. He lingered until about 3 o'clock on the following morning when death put an end to his sufferings.
DEMON - On Saturday last, a man named Demon was accidentally killed near Lunenburg, N.S. It appears the deceased with five others started from Lunenburg with guns in search of a dog which had killed several sheep. On getting to the pasture, they separated, and after going some distance, two of the party saw what they imagined to be a large dog and fired two bullets through the body of poor Demon who expired the following morning.
PETTIPAS - On Monday last, while three seamen: Joseph Delorly, Simon Benoit, and Hubert Pettipas, were engaged in scraping the foremast of Captain Laundry's schooner, the "Sarah", at Bayfield, N.S., the fastening of the triangle on which they stood at a height of 60 feet, gave way and the three men suddenly fell to the deck. The men were severely bruised by the fall, and several of their bones horribly broken, one having his leg fractured in three places. Medical aid was speedily procured, but Pettipas, who had his neck broken, died about twenty hours afterward. The two others are in a precarious state, there being but little hopes of their recovery. The deceased man leaves a young widow, having been married but a few months.
July 15, 1869
MCPHERSON - A young man named William McPherson, Kincardine, a law student, was drowned on Saturday last while bathing.
ARMSTRONG - A young man named Armstrong was drowned while bathing in Blue Lake, near Paris, on Sunday last.
July 19, 1869
SHANOCKER - A German, named Shanocker, stepped on a rusty nail the other day at Chippewa and died a short time after, from lockjaw.
DE BLAQUIER - Mr. Charles de Blaquier, for many years postmaster at Woodstock, died in that town on Wednesday last. The deceased, in early life, was an officer in the British army.
GRIER - Robert Grier, lot no. 8, 3rd concession, Luther, died suddenly on the morning of Thursday last. He had been quite well until the previous Tuesday, when he was attacked by paralysis, and remained speechless till the morning of his death.
WAGNER - A most lamentable accident occurred on Thursday morning last at the steam sawmill in Neustadt, owned by Mr. John Loos. A young man named Jacob Wagner and another person were removing a board longer than usually cut in the mill from the carriage,
Wagner having to lift his end of the board over the saw, allowed the board to touch the revolving circular saw, and he was dragged upon it. The saw entered a little above the hip joint and cut obliquely downward, nearing severing the leg from the body. After receiving the wound, the unfortunate man seemed scarcely to realize his position, stood up for a second, and made a remark to those near, but speedily sank, and in about three hours died.
SCOTT - A young boy, about 12 years of age, son of John Scott, Reeve of Caledonia, was drowned on Friday afternoon, while bathing in the Grand River, with a number of other boys. The unfortunate boy was taken with cramps while beyond his depth, and sank before assistance could be rendered by his companions. The body was found about two hours afterwards.
July 21, 1869
KENNEDY - Mrs. Kennedy, a widow woman, a native of the County of Tipperary, Ireland, died in Toronto, on Monday, at the extreme age of 102 years.
ROBINSON - Lewis Robinson, 16 years of age, was drowned on Saturday evening last, at Waterford, Norfolk County, while bathing with his brother. Neither could swim. The deceased got beyond his depth, and the survivor was unable to lend any assistance.
July 22, 1869
DENNIS - A watchman named Dennis on the crossing of the Beachville gravel road, near Woodstock, was run over by the accommodation train on Monday night, killing him instantly.
MORGAN (St. Catharines) - This morning about 12:30 o'clock, an old man named Traver Morgan was shot and killed by a man named Cyrus W. Salader. Morgan, who was a vagrant, was put to sleep last night in a barn attached to Mr. Salader's residence in St. Paul street, and in the night got up and tried to get into the house through the dining-room window. In doing so, he caused the window, which was propped up with a piece of board, to fall with a loud noise, wakening Mrs. Salader who awakened her husband. The latter went to the window and asked who was there, but received no answer. His wife then told him that some one was at the bedroom window, and on gazing there, Salader discovered some one trying to open the window, when he picked up a revolver on the bureau and shot at the man, the ball grazing his nose. The man then started to go away when Salader shot again, the ball entering under the right shoulder and passing through the lung, causing almost instant death. Salader gave himself up. This morning the coroner's jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide.
July 24, 1869
LOTEN - At Whitby, on Thursday, a middle-aged man, an Englishman from Devonshire a few years ago, came there about two weeks since and was engaged for the harvest by William McCausland, farmer on the lake shore, Pickering, about six miles west of Whitby. He went to assist in raising a barn of a Mr. Logan, a neighbour. One of the bents fell and crushed him across the shoulders. He lived only about an hour afterwards and was nearly speechless. He tried to give his name and called himself Charles Loten as near as could be made out. When asked if that was his name, he nodded assent. The neighbours understood from him that he had taken up one hundred acres of wild land up west. Several others were injured, but not seriously.
July 26, 1869
PEACOCK - Died on Saturday, the 24th instant, Clarissa A. M. Lewis, wife of Mr. J. Peacock, aged 26 years. Funeral will take place on Monday from her late residence, no. 128 Upper John street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
BARRIE - A sad accident occurred in North Dumfries on Friday afternoon about three o'clock which resulted in the death of a little boy, son of Mr. George Barrie, farmer. In Mr. Barrie's farmyard stood a straw stack, the bottom of which had been worn away by cattle rubbing against it. It had also been burrowed out by the children who had been in the habit of playing about it. The rains previous to Friday last had saturated the upper portion, and several of the children, while playing upon the top and sliding upon it, had caused it to lean to one side.
After they had gone, their little brother, William, had been standing by, or playing about it, when a slide of the wet straw took place and fell upon the child. A servant girl nearby ran to see where the little boy was and heard him crying beneath the straw, and gave the alarm to Mrs. Barrie and an acquaintance who were in the house. They went to remove the pile which had fallen and had nearly reached the child when another slide took place. Assistance had been sent for, and the first who arrived was Mr. William Walker, but after the second fall of straw occurred, the crying ceased and the whereabouts of the child could not be ascertained for a time. At last they reached him, but too late to save his life as he was smothered to death. The quantity of wet straw which fell upon and around him is estimated to be about half a ton.
July 27, 1869
KELLY (Bradford) - A brakesman, named Kelly, on a freight car, was killed at Durham's Switch near here as he was climbing up the caboose to put on the brakes, when he was struck on the back of the head by a car standing on the switch too close to the track. He was insensible, gasped a little, and expired. He leaves a wife and five children. An inquest will be held.
July 28, 1869
FROST (Owen Sound) - John Frost, Esq., one of our leading merchants, and ex-mayor of the town, died at his residence this morning, after a protracted illness.
July 29, 1869
HOOD - A few days ago, a young lad named Hood, aged about 14, was killed by a cow in the Township of Amaranth. He was leading the animal to a neighbouring farm, and not being strong enough to control her in the ordinary way, he looped the rope around his body, after which the cow pulled him off his feet and dragged him to death.
MCARTHUR - Mr. McArthur, 14th concession of Reach, died by sunstroke on the 19th instant. It appears that the old gentleman, who was in his 76th year, was in the turnip field on Monday, the 19th instant, and about noon the sun came out so strong that the old gentleman was prostrated, and within thirty minutes, his spirit had winged its way.
MORRELL (St. John, N.B.) - A farmer named Andrew Morrell, belonging to Belleisle, was drowned at Gondola Point, on Saturday afternoon, while returning home from market. The scow had but just left the southern side of the river when his horse, taking fright at the flapping of the sail used in crossing, backed off into the river. He was an industrious, respectable man.
July 30, 1869
CARD - A melancholy circumstance occurred at Winfield, County of Wellington, on the evening of the 23rd instant. As Easter Card, daughter of Silas Card of Airfield, was returning from a neighbouring house of a relative in Peel, she was struck by lightning and killed immediately. The deceased was 19 years of age and of much promise.
DALY (Montreal) - Mr. Joseph H. Daly, the Emigrant Agent, died here this morning at half past one o'clock.
WEBSTER - The body of a drowned man was found in Pike's Bay, Wolfe Island, on Sunday, and an inquest was held, when it transpired that the deceased was recognized as Dayton Webster who had been missing for the past nine months, and supposed to have been lost off a Cape Vincent fishing boat. The accident by which he lost his life was reported by us at that time. He was out sailing and fell out of the boat.
SHAW - On Monday morning, the wife of Mr. Arthur Shaw, a farmer living on the bank of the river Sydenham, about three miles west of Dresden, was killed by being thrown from a waggon. It appears several members of the family were about going to Chatham and had taken their seats in the waggon ready to start, deceased being seated on a board placed across the box on the back part of the vehicle. The horses started suddenly, throwing deceased over the back part of the waggon to the ground, the fall breaking her neck. She, of course, died suddenly.
July 31, 1869,
CAMPBELL - Died at Manilla, Ontario, on the 23rd instant, Rev. Hugh Campbell, A.M., of the Canada Presbyterian Church.
August 1, 1869
YALE - Died at Princeton, on the 30th ultimo, Disera, wife of Sanford Yale, Esq., and mother of Mrs. W. T. Murray, of this city, aged 67 years.
DALY (Montreal) - It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death at 1:30 this morning of Mr. Joseph H. Daly of this city. This announcement will bring sorrow to many hearts throughout the Dominion, for Mr. Daly was a man whose uniform kindness and generosity won him many friends. He commenced life for himself in 1838 as proprietor of the "British American Hotel" in Kingston. He was then a young man of about twenty, but by his urbanity and business tact, he made his hotel a favourite resort for travellers and tourists and accumulated a respectable fortune. He took a prominent part in all questions affecting the interests of Kingston and was several times elected a member of the City Council. His business prospered well, and the year 1845, he was worth about £112,000. In that year, he came to this city and took charge of the "Rasco", at that time one of the chief hotels of the city. About that time, the "New Donegana" was started by Mr. Donegan, and a keen competition arose between those two leading hotels which led after a couple of years to the failure of the "Rasco". Shortly after this, the Vermont Railway Company extended their line to Montreal, and Mr. Daly was appointed their agent here, a position which he held for several years to the entire satisfaction of the company and the public.
He resigned his connection with the Vermont Central, and took charge of the "Donegana Hotel". In this capacity, he made many friends and became a favourite with the travelling public. As the manager of a first class hotel, he was perhaps without a superior in Canada, and many of the improvements in hotel-keeping owe their introduction into this country to his efforts. At the time of the Prince of Wales' visit to this country, he was appointed by the Government to accompany His Royal Highness and suite throughout the Province. Before leaving Canada, the Prince expressed his satisfaction at the manner in which Mr. Daly had attended to his wants, and gave him an acknowledgment of his services in the shape of a handsome present. On the occasion of the visit to Canada of the delegates from the Lower Provinces prior to Confederation, Mr. Daly was appointed by the Government to serve in a similar capacity. He left the "Donegana" to take the office of Emigration Agent at this port, an office which he filled satisfactorily till his death. He went with the late Mr. McGee to the Paris Exposition as his private secretary. Mr. Daly had a warm generous heart, and in the days of his prosperity, he never said 'No' to a friend in need, or to a deserving charity. He took an active part in all manly sports, particularly hunting. He was one of the earliest members of the Montreal Fox Hunting Club. As a friend, he was highly esteemed, and his name will long be remembered. He leaves a wife and one son. We are glad to learn that his son is likely to be appointed to fill the office vacated by the death of his father, a position which his experience in connection with the Grand Trunk qualifies him to fill.
August 3, 1869
WIER - A youth, named Wier, was killed in Mitchell's Mills, Elma, on the 21st ultimo, by an accident to the machinery.
BETCHEN, BEAN - In the obituary of the last number of the Galt "Reporter", the death is announced in the Township of Wilmot on Saturday, the 24th July, of Mr. Jacob Betchen, aged 61 years, and in the same township, on the same day, at the same age, Mr. Moses Bean. These gentleman, adds the "Reporter", lived on adjoining farms, both came into the township in the same year, both died on the same day, and of the same disease, an affection of the stomach. Both gentlemen were very highly respected by all who had the pleasure of their acquaintance.
ROBITAILLE - A farmer of St. Raymond, named Remi Robitaille, aged 39 years, received such severe injuries from an old beam in his barn which fell and struck him between the shoulders as to cause his death shortly afterward. He, poor man, was about fixing his barn to put in his winter supply of hay. He leaves a wife and six children.
BLENDEAU - A young French gentleman, Mr. Donat Blendeau, was accidentally killed on the 23rd last at a place about fifteen miles from Kamouraska while out on a shooting expedition, in company with a couple of friends. The charge in his gun by some means exploded and the load was lodged in his right lung. He died in three hours after the accident.
PELTIER - We regret to learn of the death of Mr. Peltier, for thirty-five years, the accountant of the Bank du Peuple. Mr. Peltier was held in high esteem by the Director of the bank and by all with whom he came in contact. His honesty, integrity, and knowledge of business were of the highest order, and his legal attainments were of the greatest service to the bank, many very difficult questions arising in the course of the bank transactions being referred to him.
GIRARD - While a party of lads were fishing on Bourgette's booms at St. Joseph, Point Levi, about eleven o'clock on Wednesday, a little boy named Joseph Girard, aged 9, amusing himself pulling gum off the log, strolled away from the others, and when some distance off, stepped on a log which turned over and precipitated him into the water. His companions commenced shouting for help, while his brother Mederic dashed off for a pole to assist the poor boy, but on returning over the log set in motion by so many people astir, he too tripped over one and was thrown into the river, and melancholy to relate both were drowned.
August 5, 1869
MCLAUGHLIN (Barrie) - A serious accident occurred here on Monday, resulting in the death of Mr. Michael McLaughlin, proprietor of the "Simcoe Hotel". It appears that he was engaged in hauling hay from a field about half a mile from his own house, and turning to go into his own yard, the load upset, and he was thrown with great violence to the ground, alighting on his head and shoulder. He was carried into his house, and medical aid was sent for, but all to no avail. It was found that the skull was fractured, besides several internal injuries. He lingered till this morning when death terminated his sufferings. He leaves a large circle of friends here and in the Township of Flos where he formerly resided, to mourn his untimely fate.
August 6, 1869
CAUCHON - We regret to learn that the Hon. President of the Senate, Mr. Cauchon, received a telegram from below yesterday morning, conveying the sad news of the death of his son. Mr. Eudore Cauchon, on board the steamship "Austria" on her way up. The deceased was a young man of exceedingly promising abilities, and would undoubtedly have made his mark in
the Province, had providence seen fit to spare him. The bright career opening up to him, however, was arrested by-ill health which induced his respected father, in the hopes of saving his life, to send him to the south of Europe for a season. It would appear that the trip but stayed the progress of the fell disease under which he laboured only to allow him to catch a last glimpse of his native land before he died.
DAWDY - A terrible and fatal accident happened yesterday near the Town Hall in Pelham Township. A man, named Caleb Dawdy, son-in-law of Mr. Jacob Crow, was adjusting a reaping machine in a field when the horses started, The driver called out to Dawdy to catch them, and in attempting to do so, he was thrown in front of the reaper and literally cut to pieces, all the flesh being cut in slices from his body. He died almost immediately afterward. The unfortunate man was about 20 years of age, and leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.
TURNER (Gananoque) - This morning, the scow "Gull", left here with a pleasure party for Hickory Island. About three o'clock this p.m., as they were returning, Mr. James Turner of the firm of Taylor Bros, and Co., and eldest son of James Turner, Esq., Landown, was carried overboard by the boom, as the boat came about. A boat was at once lowered and every possible effort made to rescue him, but he sank almost instantly, and was not seen after. Active search is being made to recover the body. Deceased was highly esteemed as a business man and a citizen.
August 7, 1869
BRUCE - Died on Friday afternoon, Francis Caffrae Mitchell, infant son of Mr. F. C. Bruce. The funeral will leave Mr. Mitchell's residence, Main street, this (Saturday) afternoon, at 4 o'clock.
August 9, 1869
LABRONIE (Montreal) - A man named Belanger killed a man named Labronie last night. Labronie kept Belanger's wife who was separated from Belanger. Belanger was jealous. He caught Labronie with his wife and knocked him down and kicked him in the head, causing concussion of the brain, and death. At the coroner's inquest, a verdict of wilful murder was returned against Belanger who is committed for trial.
August 10, 1869
WATSON - An old man named John Watson was killed in Sarnia on the afternoon of Saturday last by falling off a load of wood he was taking down to the Custom House dock by Lochiel
street. He was sitting on the top of the load, and when going down the hill, the sticks upon which he was sitting slid forward, causing him to fall in front of the waggon, one of the fore and one of the hind wheels passing over his spine and killing him instantly.
HODGETTE (Prescott) - A very sad accident occurred yesterday afternoon opposite Maitland, Ontario, caused by the upsetting of a sailboat, by which Mr. Fred Hodgette of this place and his brother, Mr. James Hodgette of St. Mary's, Ontario, met a sad and untimely death. The young gentlemen and a lad named Loney were returning from a week's fishing in the vicinity of Clayton, N.Y., and were within eight miles from here when the boat, from some unexpected cause, capsized, precipitating them into the water. They all clung to the boat for some time when Fred, the younger brother, attempted to swim ashore for aid, but when a short distance from the boat, his strength seemed to have failed him. His brother swam from the boat to his rescue, but before he could render him any assistance, Fred had disappeared under the water. The elder brother, after swimming around for a short time in search of him, becoming exhausted, sank close to where his brother had disappeared. The boy, Loney, succeeded in clinging to the boat which drifted ashore on the American side about two miles below the scene of the accident, and speedily made his way here with the sad news, which threw a deep gloom over the town. Mr. Frederick Hodgette was connected with Mr. Labatt's brewery here and was a very promising young man, universally liked by all. Mr. James Hodgette was, I believe, teller of the Montreal Bank at St. Mary's, Ontario. The steamer "Prescott" and a large party of friends left this morning for the purpose of recovering the bodies, and have just returned, being unable to find them.
August 11, 1869
CORBIT - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Willie, only son of Mr. E. F. Corbit, aged 8 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, James street opposite Gore, on Wednesday (to-day) at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
MACKAY - Died in this city, on Tuesday, 10th instant, Jane Alexandra, aged 3 years and 10 months, daughter of William MacKay, Esq. the funeral will take place from Mr. MacKay’s residence, Burlington Terrace, this (Wednesday) afternoon at half past 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
August 12, 1869
GIBSON - Died at Toronto, on the 9th instant, Mr. William Gibson, sadler, aged 47 years. Deceased was a brother of Mr. James Gibson, of Ancaster, and had resided nearly a quarter of a century at Toronto.
STINSON - Died in this city, on the morning of the 11th instant, Jane, second daughter of Ebenezer Stinson. The funeral will take place on Friday, the 13th instant, at half past three, from the residence of her sister, No 56 Gore street. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
August 13, 1869
RAMSAY - Died in this city, on the evening of the 11th instant, Sarah Ann, beloved wife of J. R. Ramsay. It is a consolation to the bereaved to know that through all the pain of the most painful form of consumption her faith in the holy promises of eternal rest remained unshaken. The funeral will leave the residence of her father, Mr. George Swartzenburger, Elgin street, on Friday, the 13th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends are requested to attend.
FURNER - Died on the 12th instant, Arthur Hamilton, infant son of G. H. Furner, Esq., aged 6 months and 19 days.
PENNELL, SAGEMAN (Sarnia) - A sad accident occurred to-day at Point Edward. Some of the excursionists from London and Strathroy had been visiting Fort Gratiot, and on their return were rather careless with their boat which was too small to carry the number that attempted to cross in it (nine), and they had hardly pushed out from the dock when the boat capsized and five out of the nine were drowned. Boats put out to their assistance, but the current rendered their efforts of little use. Two of the drowned were women. Their names were: Mr. Pennell, wife, and child of Strathroy, and Mr. Sageman and wife of London.
August 14, 1869
EGAN - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Mary Ann, second daughter of Mr. S. F. Egan, aged 25 years. The funeral will leave her father's residence, Mulberry street, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HUNTER - Died on the 4th of August, Margaret Murray, wife of Mr. William Hunter, state of Wisconsin, and daughter of the late Thomas Murray, North Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario.
BROUGH - Died in Guelph, on Thursday, the 12th instant, aged 3 months and 6 days, Charles Crosbie, infant son of Constantino Brough, Esq., Bank of Montreal, Guelph.
BINSEL (Picton) - A lad, 16 years old, named Charles Binsel, drowned near Gray and Company's dock this p.m. The body was found floating in the water by some person. The boy was connected with an itinerant theatrical company now playing here.
August 16, 1869
COSTELLO - Daniel Costello, the workman in the rolling mills who a few weeks ago took by mistake a swallow of sulphuric acid (oil of vitriol) died on Saturday from the effects of the poisonous dose.
CAVIGNE (Montreal) - The body of a man supposed to be named Cavigne of Regaud was found with his head severed on a railway track hear Vaudreuil. He was probably killed by the right train.
August 17, 1869
EDE - Died in this city, on Monday, the 16th instant, Mr. William Ede, formerly of Brantford, aged 62 years. The funeral will leave the residence of his stepson, Thomas Mitchell, corner of Queen and Main streets, on Wednesday morning, at 8 o'clock sharp, for the Great Western Depot. Friends and acquaintance are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
STUBBS - Edward Stubbs, a young man about 19 years of age, was kicked by a horse on Friday morning and so injured that he died on Saturday night last at about 8 o'clock.
August 18, 1869
REID - The body of a man named James Reid, who resided near Carr's Mills, Innisfil, was found on Wednesday morning on the track of the Northern Railway, a short distance south of the Allandale station, in a shockingly mutilated state. Coroner Cruikshank held an inquest on the remains shortly after their discovery. It appeared from the evidence that deceased had been freely partaking of liquor at an inn at Allandale, late in the previous evening, and that when he left to go home, he was in a state of intoxication. It was conjectured that some three or four trains must have passed over the body before it was discovered. The deceased was 25 years of age and leaves a wife and four helpless children to mourn his untimely end. A verdict in accordance with the above facts was returned. The body presented a fearfully mangled appearance.
August 19, 1869
WILLIAMS - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 17th instant, Mr. David Williams, a native of Wales, aged 66 years. The funeral will leave the residence of his son-in-law, James Lewis, Inchbury street, to-day (Thursday) at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation.
August 20, 1869
HALLEY - The "Leader" of yesterday contains the following. It is our melancholy duty to record the death yesterday at the Humber river of a promising young lad by accidental drowning, a son of Mr. Halley, Bay street, of this city. It seems that deceased, Maurice, who was 11 years of age, and Mr. Halley's third son, went with a picnic party to Mimico without the knowledge of his parents. Some time in the afternoon, he went into the river with some other boys for the purpose of having a swim, and it seems was forgotten by his companions. Upon missing him, they returned to the beach and seeing his clothes still upon the bank, they suspected that he was drowned, and gave the alarm. A search was then made in the river and the body recovered, but life was extinct. The remains were conveyed to the city by the first train and given over to the bereaved parents.
COWLES - On Friday last, Mr. Henry Cowles, in a fit of temporary insanity, made a fearful gash in his throat with a shoemaker's knife. The knife was entered close up under the jaw, and the wound was not, therefore, so dangerous as it would have been had it been made across the neck. He was discovered shortly after the deed was committed, lying across a bed in his own house on King street, and medical assistance having been at once procured, everything possible was done to save the life of the unfortunate man. It appears that the wound bled profusely, but after having been properly dressed by Drs. Howe and Rutherford, it was thought Cowles would recover. Delirium set in, however, and on Tuesday night death put an end to his suffering. The deceased had been in business as a shoemaker on King street for upwards of twelve years and was always looked upon as an intelligent and orderly citizen. Latterly, we understand, he had been drinking considerably in consequence of difficulties in business matters, and the act which terminated his life was undoubtedly committed while labouring under temporary insanity. He leaves a wife and small family to lament his untimely end.
BURNS - Rev. Dr. Burns, Senior Professor of Church History, Knox College, died this morning, in the 82nd year of his age.
The announcement contained in our Toronto telegram of the death of Mr. Burns at his residence yesterday morning will be read with very great regret by a large number of persons. Few persons
have enjoyed so long a career of public usefulness as the deceased gentleman and his memory will long be cherished with the kindest feelings by persons of all denominations throughout Canada. The following notes we take from Morgan's 'Bibliotheca Canadensis'. He studied at Edinburgh university and was ordained minister of the Laigh Kirk, Paisley, in July 1811. Here he laboured for nearly 34 years, when in 1845, in response to a call made to him from Toronto, he removed to Canada. Besides taking an active part in all the leading affairs of his church, he manifested a warm interest in the advances of the British-American provinces, and as secretary of the Glasgow Colonial Society, did much to open up emigration to Canada. In 1841, he, with the late Principal Cunningham, was deputed by the Free Church of Scotland to visit the churches in the United States and Canada, and it was mainly owing to this official visit and the cordial reception given them that Dr. Burns accepted the call which he received in the following year. He was pastor of Knox's Church, Toronto, from 1845 to 1856, when he was appointed to the Chair. He has been twice Moderator of the Church in Canada, in 1828, he received the degree of D.D. from the University of Glasgow; he was a Fellow of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, and a member of the Antiquarians and other learned societies. Dr. Burns has written largely on church history and church matters, He edited "Wodrow's Church "History" in four volumes, and collected the MSS of Wodrow and other old divines, some-of which were published by the Wodrow Society. He was also editor of the "Church Instructor", Edinburgh, for three years and contributed many literary and theological papers to its pages,
August 21, 1869
STUBBS - On Friday evening last, a young man named Edward Stubbs, son of Mr. William Stubbs, Plank Road, Seneca, was leading his horse to water in rear of his brother William's span, at whose place he had been threshing all day, and one of his brother's horses kicked him in the side, from the effects of which he died next day. Deceased was an industrious young man in the 21st year of his age.
THORNER - Died on the 20th instant, after a brief illness, Emily, the beloved wife of William Henry Thorner, Esq., in the 24th year of her age. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from her late residence, on Catherine street, when friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
MURRAY - Died suddenly at Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls, on the 17th instant, Mary, wife of Mr. Thomas Murray, baggage master, Great Western Railway, and daughter of Mr. John
Irving, Merrittsville, Michigan, late of Watch Hill, Canonbie, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, aged 36 years.
August 23. 1869
DECALLE (Prescott) - A young French-Canadian, about 18 years of age, named Etane Decalle, a hand on the barge "America" fell overboard this morning and was drowned about one mile east of Brockville. The barge was in tow of a tug "Williams" at the time the accident occurred. He belonged to Beauharnois. The body was not recovered.
August 24, 1869
PEGG (Toronto) - A machinist by the name of James Pegg, employed in the Grand Trunk workshop at the Queen's Wharf, went in to bathe there this morning and was drowned. The deceased was an expert swimmer, and the precise cause of his drowning is a mystery. The body has not yet been found.
August 25, 1869
PLANTE - Mr. Pierre Plante died on the 6th instant at his residence, Crane Island, Quebec, aged 120 years. The centenarian bore well his great age. Up to a few days before his death, he was in the enjoyment of all his faculties. At the age of 110, he still worked constantly and threshed grain with a flail. A fall that he had two years ago accelerated his death. The deceased lived and died a bachelor.
LAKE - Died in this city, on Tuesday, August 24th, Mary, relict of the late Mr. William Lake, in the 69th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence, corner of Peel and Spring streets, on Wednesday (to-day) at three o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HAYWARD (Newcastle, N.B.) - There is considerable excitement in town to-day over a murder committed on the Renons River. It seems a man named Hayward was at Schofield's drinking with a man named Sinclair and others. Hayward received his wages, £16, that day, and started for home. The horse went home alone. Hayward was not found till Sunday when his body was discovered near the brook. Five stabs in his side and other marks of violence. The coroner went up on Monday to hold an inquest and has not yet returned. Hayward is a man about 25 or 30 years of age.
A despatch from Newcastle states that McGowan, on whom suspicion rested as to the murder of Hayward, cut his throat yesterday, but is still living. He has confessed the murder.
August 27, 1869
SHUTTLEWORTH - Died in this city, on August the 26th, James Shuttleworth, aged 28 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Tyburn street, corner of Walnut, to-day Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation.
DALLAS - Died at Barbados, on the 31st July, of consumption, Charles Donald, eldest son of the late Dr. John Dallas, of this city, in the 27th year of his age.
KEYS (Ottawa) - Yesterday morning, Dr. Beaubien held an inquest on the body of a little boy named W. Keys who came to his death on Sunday last under the following painful circumstances. The child, a fine healthy boy, five years and a half old, was the son of Mr. Archibald Keys who resides on Sandy Hill, and on Friday, his mother discovered that he had been passing worms. On Saturday morning, she purchased at Roberts' drugstore in Rideau street, a bottle of Fahenstock's Vermifuge, and at 9 o'clock the same morning gave the child a teaspoonful and a half of the medicine. The dose was repeated at 10 o'clock and again at 11, in accordance with the printed directions accompanying the bottle which ordered a dose of the quantity to be administered every hour. At 3 o'clock, the little fellow was seized with convulsions, and at 4 o'clock, Dr. Grant was called in. He found the child suffering dreadfully and remained in the house until half past ten on Sunday morning when, in spite of the utmost care and unremitting attention, the child expired. Its agonies during these hours must have been dreadful, for after death the body was bent backward almost double, the back of the head almost touching the legs. By direction of the coroner, a post mortem examination of the body was made by Dr. Grant assisted by Dr. Dodd and Dr. McDonnell. The appearance of the body was precisely what would have been in the case of poisoning from strychnine, and the medical gentlemen think the active poisoning agent was oil of wormwood. The following is the verdict of the jury: That William Keys came to his death by accidental poisoning from a patent worm medicine known as Fahenstock's Vermifuge administered according to the directions on the label.
August 28, 1869
VANNORMAN - Mr. VanNorman of Tillsonburg, who acted as one of the vice-presidents at the banquet given to Sir Francis Hincks, at Ingersoll, died suddenly on Wednesday.
THEDE - A serious accident occurred on Tuesday to an old man named Thede, living in the neighbourhood of Port Elgin. He was loading grain, and when they had finished, he was coming
off, when he slipped and fell between the oxen which got frightened and started off, the waggon passing over his chest, breaking three ribs and injuring the lungs so that he died next morning.
SANGER - On the 23rd last, an emigrant was killed near St. Mary's. The unfortunate man was Sanger, late of Manchester, England. Having expended what money he had and desiring to reach London, endeavoured to steal a ride thereto. On the conductor asking him for his ticket, deceased jumped off the train going at full speed. He sustained a deep cut on the brow, broke his right collar bone and his left leg. He was conveyed to St. Mary's depot and every assistance rendered to him until death put an end to his sufferings.
SHAW - James Shaw, a farmer of Osgood, was shot through a window in his own house on Thursday night. Strong suspicions are entertained of his sons as they are known to have beaten him a short time since for refusing to give up deeds of some property. The coroner's inquest is not yet ended.
August 30, 1869
ORR - On the 21st last, a young man, named Alexander Orr, aged 20, who was employed at Edmondson's grist mill, Essa, was accidentally drowned in the mill race attached thereto.
MITTEN - Captain William Mitten, of the sloop "Wide Awake" of Oswego, was drowned during the gale on Friday morning last between Port Darlington and Oshawa, being knocked overboard by the tiller, Deceased was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and three children.
WOLF - A man named Robert Wolf was injured so seriously on Wednesday morning last on the line of the Grand Trunk Railroad, near Brantford, that he has since died. He was sent with some flat cars to Cainsville about 8 o'clock. He was sitting on one of the brakes and was thrown off and terribly mangled. He was a steady, industrious man and was in the employ of the railway company for fourteen years. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his untimely end.
August 31, 1869
BORSHAM - Died in this city, on the 30th August, of scarlet fever, Emma Jane, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Borsham, aged 4 years and 5 months. Friends are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from her father's residence, No 54 Hughson street south, at 4 o'clock this afternoon without further notice.
JOHNSON - The wife of Mr. P. B. Johnson, of South Norwich, while engaged in domestic work fell to the floor and died instantly.
PEATMAN - Mr. Henry Peatman, formerly chief constable of Brantford, and subsequently an auctioneer, died in Brantford on Tuesday last.
REID - A man named John Reid, some years ago in the employ of the late Hon, James Morris as a gardener, but for the past few years employed in the roundhouse of the Grand Trunk Railroad, was found drowned in the river near the old shipyard at Ogdensburg, on the 20th instant. How the accident occurred, whether by design or otherwise, is not known.
September 1, 1869
SPAIGHT - Died in London, on the 17th of August, aged seven and a half years, Thomas Hubert Creagh, eldest son of George and Emily Spaight.
CHARNOCK - Died on Tuesday, the 17th August, Jane Mary, wife of John M. Charnock, Esq., of Lennoxville, province of Quebec, and formerly of this city.
FIELDE - On Wednesday last, an interesting little boy about four years, son of Mr. James Fielde of Niagara, fell unperceived into the cistern and was drowned. The parents were from home just at the time, having left the child in care of a servant. On returning home in the evening, the child was missed, and being searched for, was found by the distressed mother in the cistern, dead.
September 2, 1869
HARVEY - Died at Ottawa, on the 30th of August, Harcourt Arthur, infant child of Mr. Arthur Harvey, of the Finance Department, aged 2 months and 10 days.
September 3, 1869
ARMSTRONG - A man named Armstrong, a resident of Paris, was found dead in the bar-room of Aiken's hotel in that place on Monday last. He had been a dissipated character, and to the effects of liquor his death is attributed.
PUTNAM - About six o'clock on Sunday morning, a man named Putnam, living three miles east of St. Thomas, committed suicide by hanging himself by a rope attached to a beam in his barn. It is reported that the deceased had frequently stated he would put an end to himself. He was about 70 years of age and much respected.
JOHNSON - Mr. John Johnson, lockmaster at Merrickville, died on the 24th ultimo, aged 78 years. The "Chronicle" says he was one of the earliest settlers in that part. The deceased was born near Butler's Bridge, County of Cavan, Ireland. At the age of 16 he joined the yeomanry, and five years later the Artillery, and in the year 1827 came to Bytown, now the capital of the Dominion, where he engaged upon the canals, but before their completion, he was ordered to Corfu in the Mediterranean and employed there on the fortifications then being erected. He soon afterwards obtained his discharge from the regular service and received from the Home Department the appointment of lockmaster at Hog's Back, where he remained about a year, and was then stationed at Merrickville. During the troubles of 1837, he was employed as Lieutenant and Adjutant in Colonel H. Burritt's battalion of Militia.
FEARMAN - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Herbert Edward, infant son of Mr. F. W. Fearman. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from the family residence, Duke street, this (Friday) afternoon at 4 o'clock.
COCKREN - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, W. J. Cockren, in the 35th year of his age. The funeral will leave the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. William Cosgrove, Peel street, between John and Catherine streets, at 1 o'clock this afternoon for the railway station to Brantford. Friends will please accept this intimation.
September 4, 1869
BOLTE - A young lad, son of Mr. Bolte, carriage maker of Brockville, came to a sudden death or Monday last. He was playing in the garden and got a few beans which he put in his mouth. One of them stuck in his throat, and he died in a few minutes.
THIRBAULT - At St. Etienne, near Three Rivers, Canada, on the 30th August, Albena and Adeline Thirbault, aged respectively 17 and 18 years of age, cruelly murdered their two illegitimate children by strangulation. They have both been arrested and are in prison.
GREEN - On the morning of Monday, the 23rd ultimo, when a teamster living in the rear of Watt's Block, Paris, went to his barn, he called to a man named John Green who had asked permission to sleep in the barn, and not receiving an answer, went to awaken him when he was found to be dead.
September 7, 1869
DYKES - A few days ago, a young man named Dykes, about 18 years of age, died very suddenly in the Township of Aldborough. Being at the barn, he shelled out a head of wheat, and blew the chaff away. He immediately afterwards complained of dizziness in his head, sat down, and was dead in a few minutes.
EDMONDS - We learn that Mr. William Edmonds of the First of Sidney was returning home from Trenton on Thursday night. A team which was following ran into his and threw him out. Edmonds was so severely cut about the head that he died in four hours after. Mrs. Williams who was in the carriage behind Edmonds was also thrown out and severely injured.
CUMMING - It will be remembered, says the "Leader", that last January, Mr. William Cumming, who was employed on a freight train on the Grand Trunk Railway, received severe injury about the head by coming in contact with the beams of a bridge across Dundas street. Mr. Cumming lingered until Saturday evening when he died at his mother's residence on Oak street. He leaves a wife and young child to mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent parent.
WILLIAMS, BRUSSEAU - Two sailors, Richard Williams and Thomas Brusseau of the vessel
"John A. Macdonald" left Diamond's hotel, Port Rowan, about 3 o'clock on Friday morning in a state of intoxication to go on board the vessel which was lying at the dock, but were not afterwards seen. Captain Burgess, after waiting some time for their return, suspected that they might have fallen into the water while attempting to get aboard the vessel and caused the water in the vicinity to be dragged when their bodies were found.
September 9, 1869
FORNIER - Professor James Fornier, L.L.D., who so long filled the chair of Modern Languages in University College, Toronto, died at Carlton, the day before yesterday, end will be buried to-day. All the city papers have long biographical notices of the deceased who has certainly been an extraordinary man in his time. He was a prominent actor in the stormy period succeeding the French Revolution, fought and distinguished himself under the great Napoleon, led a chequered life for a long time after, and finally settled down to the duties of a professorship which his scholarly attainments well qualified him to discharge. The patient, kind, old man will not soon be forgotten by those who at any time made his acquaintance or shared the benefit of his teaching.
September 11, 1869
FIE - A man named Eugene Fie, residing at Belleville, has just died at the Hospital St. Louis, having beer bitten last week by a cat of which he was particularly fond. He at once caused the animal to be destroyed, but had taken no precaution in respect to himself beyond being bled. After his arrival at the hospital, the symptoms became daily more aggravated and he died raving mad.
DELANEY - An inquest was held yesterday at Jordan on the body of the unfortunate brakesman, Patrick Delaney, who was found on Thursday lying dead on the side of the track, two miles beyond Jordan station. From the evidence, it appeared that Delaney, at 2 o'clock on Thursday morning, was at Hamilton station, he being at that time in charge of the brakes of a freight train going to Buffalo. By some mischance, his train went away without him, and he proceeded by the New York express, intending to go to Suspension Bridge, he being at the time the worse for liquor, though generally a very steady, sober man. Nothing was seen of him until one of the lower section men found him on Thursday, lying some eight or nine yards off the track, with one of his legs nearly severed from his body and a severe cut on the left temple. There was no evidence to show bow deceased came by his death, but it is supposed he must have fallen off. The jury returned a verdict of 'accidental death'. The deceased belonged to London. He leaves a father and two sisters to mourn his loss, the former being dependent upon his son's earnings. His body was sent to London yesterday.
September 13, 1869
MEMORY - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Julia, wife of John Memory, mechanic of the Great Western H. Mills, aged 22 years. The funeral will leave her mother's residence on Hess street, on the 13th instant, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.
STEWART - About two years ago, a daughter of Mr. J. B. Stewart, Binbrook., married and removed with her husband to Michigan. A few days ago, her friends received the sad intelligence that she had just died suddenly from the bite of a rattlesnake, received while picking berries.
September 14, 1869
CAMPBELL - Captain R. J. G. Campbell, of the Warwick Volunteers, died or the 25th ultimo, and was buried on the 27th with military honours, the band of the 27th Battalion attending the funeral.
KELLY - On Saturday night last, Patrick P. Kelly, while crossing No 7 lock in the village of Grenville, owing to a vacant space being in the iron railing, he accidentally fell through, and a barge being locked at the time, no assistance could be given to the unfortunate man, although every means was tried to accomplish the same, but sad to say before the body was recovered, which was only a few moments, life was extinct.
ECCLES - Died at St. Catharines, September 12th, 1869, William M. Eccles, Esq., barrister. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, 14th, at 3 p.m.
September 15, 1869
MARTIN - Died in Glanford, on the 13th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, wife of Mr. Thomas Martin, aged 67 years.
September 16, 1869
GAGE - Died at his residence, Ryckman's Corners, Glanford, on Wednesday, 15th instant, John Gage, in his 63rd year. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock on Saturday, 18th, to the place of interment, St. Paul's Churchyard, Glanford.
September 17, 1869
STEWARD - (Toronto) A young man by the name of Charles A. Steward, while passing along one of the streets yesterday, was almost instantaneously killed by a brick falling on his head and fracturing his skull. The deceased was well known and highly respected in the city.
September 18, 1869
GAINES - A man named William Gaines, a printer by trade, was killed on the 4th instant by falling off a load of peas, near Owen Sound. He broke his neck, never speaking afterwards.
September 20, 1869
MUDGE - H. Mudge, of Canning, accidentally shot himself, while hunting at Pine Pond, on Thursday.
CHALLONER - Two children, Annie and Arthur Challoner, aged respectively six and four years, were burned to death in Toronto, on Friday morning last.
BLACKWELL - On Saturday afternoon, a fatal accident occurred to John Blackwell, son of John Blackwell, of the 10th concession of London. The deceased was standing in the waggon
with his two brothers and struck at the horses, when they started, and the poor boy slipped off the sheaves and fell in front of the waggon, and the wheels passed over his chest and head. He rallied for a few hours, and then died.
GREEN - Died in this city, or Sunday afternoon, William, son of William Green, Jr., aged 7 months and 8 days. Funeral from his father's residence, 68 Vine street, or Tuesday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
DUGGAN - A little child of James Duggan's, aged 4 years, was run over by a farmer's waggon, on John street, on Saturday afternoon, and instantly killed. As the matter will be investigated by the coroner, we reserve comment.
September 21, 1869
GOODFELLOW - Died at Barrie, on the 17th instant, of consumption, John Corbett Goodfellow, student-at-law, aged 18 years, only son of the late Rev. John Goodfellow, and nephew of Mr. Thomas C. Watkins, of this city.
September 22, 1869
JOHNSTONE - Died at Toronto, on the 20th September, of consumption, William Soules Johnstone, of the "Globe", aged 32.
We announce with great regret the death of Mr. W. S. Johnstone, one of the editors of the "Globe" which took place on Monday last. Mr. Johnstone had been for some time in delicate health, but with that indomitable energy which characterized him, he continued his work to the last. He was one of the best and most conscientious newspaper writers in Canada, and in his death, our contemporary of the "Globe" loses a faithful contributor, and the Press generally, an earnest-minded and intelligent member. The "Globe" says of him: His extensive and accurate knowledge of Canadian and American affairs, his intimate acquaintance with the wants and feelings of the people of Ontario, his sound judgment and high principles made him a conjugator of the greatest value. He was the most thoroughly upright man it has been our fortune to meet. Thoughts of self never checked his discharge of duties to his employer, his party, or his family. A purer or more self-denying soul never existed than that which yesterday was freed from its tenement of clay. All who had the privilege of his acquaintanceship will heartily endorse this tribute to his character. He leaves a wife and four children to lament his death.
September 23, 1869
MCGILLIVRAY - An inquest was held yesterday before Coroner Mackelcan on the body of D. McGillivray who died suddenly on Tuesday afternoon in John street.
Noah M. Belnap, sworn: Saw deceased about 2 o'clock yesterday coming down John street. When I first saw him, he was leaping forward and walking on his tip-toes for three or four steps. He then fell on the sidewalk. He made no attempt to save himself as he fell. I was 20 or 25 feet from him when he fell. I got help from a man next door, and we set him up. He gave probably five or six inspirations accompanied by some noise. He never spoke. He seemed to be dead when he fell and that his breath had just left him. He fell on his chin and cut it in falling. His face was very blue when I lifted him up. Did not think he was in liquor. Thought he was in a fit of some kind. Never saw the man before.
Henry Pollard sworn: Was on the east side of John street before Nowlan's hotel. Saw the man coming down the opposite side of the street. In other particulars, witness entirely corroborated the evidence of Mr. Balnap.
John Lewis testified to having helped Mr. Balnap who called him to turn him over. Did not see the man fall.
John L. Mills Sworn: Knew the deceased for two or three years. His name is McGillivray. Do not know his first name. He had lived in Cayuga for seven or eight months. He was a tailor. Never saw him the worse of liquor. Saw him last Sunday. Think he left home last Monday week. I live in Indiana.
At this stage of the proceeding, the inquest was adjourned in order that Dr. Macintosh might make a post mortem examination of the body.
At 3 o'clock, the jury re-assembled when Dr. Mackintosh gave his evidence. He said he had found some air globules in the brain and some old adhesions to the membrane. It was instant death if air gets into the vessels, and there was no chance of recovering life. The heart was soft and flabby. There was a quantity of black blood in the left lung. Blood had escaped into the bronchial tubes, from a vein most likely, that air had got into the circulation and reaching the heart, had caused death. The primary cause of death was effusion, but the immediate cause was the entering of air into the circulation. Mr. McGillivray was, in his opinion, about 45 or 50 years of age. There was nothing in the appearance of deceased's stomach to warrant the supposition that he was under the influence of liquor at the time of his death. The rupture might have been caused in a variety of ways, such as coughing, or to holding the breath while lifting a heavy weight.
The jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased came to his death from natural causes; namely from the rupture of a vein in the lungs and the introduction of air through this opening,
which air on reaching the heart, produced instant death.
It has been ascertained that the deceased was a widower, but leaves a son and a daughter to mourn his untimely end.
September 27, 1869
BEATTY - Died at Syracuse, N.Y., on Saturday, September 25th, Mr. George Beatty. The remains will be conveyed to Hamilton and the funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Henry McCabe, 55 Hess street, at 3 o'clock, on Monday (to-day) the 27th instant.
SWEENY - Dr. White, coroner, will hold an inquest at the James street police station at 11 o'clock this forenoon on the body of Cecilia Sweeny who died suddenly at her residence, back of Mallory's tavern, near the railroad bridge.
September 28, 1869
SWEENY- At 11 o'clock yesterday morning, at the James street police station, an inquest was held before Dr. Thomas White, Coroner, on the body of Cecilia Sweeny who died under somewhat suspicious circumstances on Saturday afternoon last. Of all the horrible dens of utter desolation, filth, and wretchedness it has ever been the lot of anyone to enter, the place we saw yesterday was the worst. On going to view the body, we were ushered into a vile wooden shanty, reeking with vile odours, swarming with vermin, and hardly high enough to stand upright in. It was situated in a yard in the rear of the Star Inn on James street, and is the property of T. Malloy, who really ought to be ashamed of himself to let such a place for the purpose of human habitation. The house consists of two apartments, one on the ground floor, and the other a sort of cock-loft wherein father, mother, and five children slept with no bed other that the bare boards, and no covering except the habiliments they wore through the day. The furniture in the lower room consisted of two broken chairs, an old settee, a rickety table with one leg broken, and one or two dilapidated looking culinary articles. No plaster on the walls, and the interstices therein admitting the sunlight, were almost the only means of illuminating the gloom within the dwelling. On going up the ladder leading to the upper storey, a most deplorable scene met our sight, an emaciated corpse stretched on its back, its wide-open eyes glaring and protruding from the sockets, with no garments to cover its nakedness, emaciated to the utmost degree, the skin appearing like a parchment covering to a framework of bones, the squalor surrounding the horrifying spectacle presenting ore of the most horrible sights It has ever been the lot of a reporter to witness.
The husband of the unfortunate deceased was drunk at the door of the house and threatened vengeance on any doctor who would dare 'to put a knife in her'. A filthy fetid odour pervaded the house, and the 'genue pulex irritans'(Pulex is a genus of fleas) was too numerous to be pleasant altogether.
Edward Sweeny, sworn, says: I am a moulder. Deceased is my wife. She died on Saturday at half past six o'clock. She had been sick all week and could not keep anything on her stomach, eatable or drinkable. Saw her five minutes before she died. I left her with my daughter. My daughter called me to come upstairs quick as her mother was dying. I went upstairs and she never spoke. She was dead. That is all I know. If she is dead, I want no more fuss over it.
Coroner: Oh, you may be sure she is dead. So tell us anything you know.
Witness: She told me last Monday evening that Mr. Malloy had burst open the door and struck her with a stick on the left side of the stomach. I saw no mark of her being struck. There is no perceptible mark of a blow now in that part. I have struck my wife myself, more than once, many a time, and the reason why was because she would drink more than was necessary. I have often struck her when I was under the influence of liquor.
Foreman: I should like to know how they subsisted. The body is so emaciated that it appears to have been starved and neglected.
Witness: It was her own fault. I supplied her with means. She had kept no food in her stomach for a week, nor since Malloy struck her. She has not been drinking hard for the past week. She threw up everything eatable or drinkable.
Coroner: How is it we find her so naked? Why was she not clothed and she so sick?
Witness: It is not my fault. I was not allowed to put clothes on till the coroner would see her, and now you will see she will have clothes put on her.
Coroner: Why did you not do it before she died? When she was so sick, why did you not provide a bed for her?
Witness: There may be faults on both sides.
Foreman: How much do you earn in your business?
Witness: I have often earned $14 of $15 per week, but earn $13 or $14 on the average. My wife drinks and I drink.
Elizabeth Mary Sweeny, sworn, says: She is 10 years old, going on 11. Will be 11 on the 18th of February next. Deceased is my mother. She died at half past 6 o'clock on Saturday night. She had been sick all day. My father cured her of one of the fits before. Her eyes would turn up and she screech. Her eyes were bloodshot. When she died, she put up her hands and shook her head for me not to touch her. I thought that was what she meant. She had been sick all week, vomiting. I don't know what made her sick except the stroke Mr. Malloy gave her a week ago to-night. I did not see him strike her, but heard her scream several times. I was upstairs in bed at the time, and my mother was downstairs.
Mother told me that Malloy had struck her. My brother also told me. I have seen my father strike her several times. I have known him to beat her many times so hard as to make her sick. My mother drank a good deal, My father asked her if he would get a doctor, and she said she did not want the doctor. I know of no reason for my father hitting her. She had whiskey to drink during last week. It is three weeks since my father whipped my mother. She drank whiskey on Friday night, but I did not see her drink on Sunday.
Dr. Mackintosh, sworn, testified: I have examined the body of deceased. It is considerably emaciated as if suffering from want and disease. She appears to he 35 or 36 years of age. The whole of the region of the stomach and part of the body is covered with spots indicating 'Purpura Hemorragica'. There are also blue spots on her arms and legs, apparently the result of small bruises. There is a large mark of a bruise over the left thigh. It is a very extensive bruise. Over the region of the sacrum, there is a space abraded of about 6 inches by 4 inches, evidently a bed sore. She appears to have been lying there for seven or eight days, and being without bedding would soon cause abrasion. The premises bear all the marks of poverty and want. The disease called purpura hemorragica is caused by neglect and filth and bad living. A very slight touch would cause the blue marks, considering the state her blood was in. I found no outward marks to account for death, and never heard she had been struck in the region of the stomach by Malloy with a stick. I made a post mortem examination. There is no appearance of violence below the skin or in the bowel. The stomach had all the usual appearance of a person addicted much to the use of liquor. The mucous membrane having the appearance of her having indulged in heavy drinking of late. The liver was somewhat enlarged and presented that nut-brown appearance common to drunkards. From post mortem appearance and general aspect of the body, I should say she died from the effects of continued intemperance and want of the common necessities of life, there being nothing in the body at all but a few tomato seeds. I am not aware of a blow on the stomach causing continued vomiting.
Frederick John Sweeny, sworn, says: I have been working at L. D. Sayer & Co's works. I am 15 years old. The deceased is my mother. I was not in the house when my mother died. She had been sick all through the summer, particularly this last week. She was in the habit of drinking a good deal. On Monday evening, I was upstairs in bed and heard my mother scream. I went down immediately and saw Mr. Malloy going over to his shed. My mother told me Malloy had hit her. I took a drink of water upstairs to my brother, and I heard my mother scream again. I ran down again and saw Malloy go to his own door with a stick in his hand, a stick of wood about 3 feet long and 2 inches in diameter. I did not see Malloy strike her. I have seen my father beat her often, but I have not seen him do so for two months back. Could not exactly say that she was
sober on Monday evening when she said that Malloy struck her. Mr. Father beat her often.
William Pierpoint, butcher, sworn, says: Knew deceased, I live with Mr. Malloy. Have seen deceased often when under the influence of liquor. Saw her last alive on last Tuesday. Did not speak to her. Never saw Mr. Malloy beat her. Never heard that he had beaten her till yesterday. Two weeks ago to-night there was a fight between Malloy and Sweeny. I went over to Sweeny's house with Malloy to give them warning to leave the house. Mrs. Sweeny took up a frying pan and said, "The first one who comes near the door, she would knock their brains out". We both left and came down to the station house.
Mrs. Jane Burrs, sworn, says: She saw deceased last Monday evening running through the yard, playing with her husband. Both came back laughing, he having his arms around her. Saw no quarrel with anyone in the yard. Did not know she was sick till Friday. Did not see Malloy last Monday evening in the yard with a stick nor hear any quarrel.
The jury considered they had sufficient evidence before them, and in a few minutes returned the following: Verdict: That the said Cecelia Sweeny came to her death through excessive intemperance and the want of proper care and attention on the part of her husband.
POOLE - Mrs. Poole, of Garafraxa, who had her leg broken a short time since while running to turn a flock of sheep, has died from the effects of the injury. The pain was so severe that some time after the limb was first fractured, she unwittingly jumped up and broke it again. Mortification set in and death ensued.
COLLINS - A boy, named James Collins, aged seven years, was accidentally drowned near Milloy's wharf, Toronto, at 9:30 Saturday a.m. He was out in a small boat alone, paddling it from one wharf to another, when about halfway across, he fell overboard and sank immediately. A deck hand of the propellor "Dominion" of St. Catharines jumped overboard at once and endeavoured to rescue the boy, but too late. After about half an hour's dragging, the body was recovered.
HALLMAN - Died on Friday, September 10th, at the residence of his son, near Roseville, Benjamin Hallman, Sr., aged 85 years, 11 months, and 22 days. Deceased was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in AD. 1783, emigrated to Canada west AD. 1834, and has since resided on the farm which he purchased shortly after his arrival, and now owned by B. D. Hallman. The whole number of his descendants is 313. Of the first generation after him, there are 11, of the second 125, of the third 175, and of the fourth 2. His funeral which took place on the 12th was attended by a very large concourse of people. (Galt)
September 29, 1869
HUBBARD (Greenwood) - A melancholy accident occurred yesterday at the residence of the Rev. Mr. Patton Whatedale, which resulted in the death of a young girl, aged 15, daughter of Mr. Brock Hubbard, Brougham. It appears she was working by a stove, and by some means, her dress took fire, and before she was aware, she was completely enveloped in flames. Medical aid was at once procured, but was of no avail, she was dreadfully burned and lingered only till an early hour this morning, when death put an end to her sufferings.
September 30, 1369
NELDOR - A coroner's inquest was held by Dr. Simpson of Manitowaning at Little Current, Manitoulin, on the 10th instant on the body of a young man named Neldor who had been shot on the morning of the preceding day by Robert Nicholson. From the evidence adduced at the inquest, it appears that a bad feeling owing to some trifling misunderstanding a year or so ago had existed between the two parties who were neighbour farmers. The particulars of the cause and sad ending of the case are briefly these. It appears that deceased had borrowed a saw from a man named Richards with the expressed condition that it should not be loaned but returned to him. During the absence of deceased from home, Nicholson went and got the saw from Neldor's father, which upon his return home, he sought to obtain from Nicholson. He called on the morning of the 9th instant at Nicholson's, and enquired where the saw was. Nicholson replied that the saw was at the barn and that he would be needing it that day. Deceased then went to the barn, and was returning with the saw across his shoulder when he was met by Nicholson carrying a loaded gun who demanded the immediate laying down of the saw, which was refused. A second demand was made. "Put down that saw or I'll shoot you", whereupon young Neldor again refused. Nicholson raised the gun and fired, killing him instantly. The murderer then seized the saw, went back to his house, reloaded the gun, and in company with his wife and a young boy who had witnessed the murder, started for the village of "Little Current, some three miles distant, upon reaching which place, he confessed his crime and delivered himself and the gun into the hands of Mr. McKenzie, the constable. Nicholson has been imprisoned in the jail of Sault Ste. Marie and now awaits his trial by special commission.
October 1, 1869
HENDERSON - Died on the 30th ultimo, Margery Mary, infant daughter of Thomas and Mary
Henderson, aged 6 months and 8 days. The funeral will leave the residence, 20 Bay street, to go on the 3:15 train to-day (Friday) for Ingersoll.
October 2, 1869
ROACH - Died in this city, on the evening of the 1st instant, Joseph Groves Roach, aged 4 months and 20 days, infant son of Mr. George Roach.
October 4, 1869
BLYTHMAN - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Mr. John Blythman, aged 27 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral this (Monday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the residence of Mr. William Gillespy, 22 Margaret street.
October 5, 1869
ASKIN - Died at Windsor, Ontario, on the 29th of September, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Charles Askin, Esq., aged 36 years.
BASSETT - A boy named Thomas Bassett was caught by the tumbling shaft of a threshing machine at work to-day on the farm of Mr. T. Bradley of Mulmur on Friday and carried around with the revolutions of the shaft several times, receiving serious injuries which resulted in immediate death. The body was horribly crushed and mangled.
BARRETT - A sad case of sudden death occurred in Galt on Saturday last, when an old resident of the town, Richard Barrett by name, was cut down in a few hours. For many years past, Mr. Barrett has been employed about the Galt brewery, and on the morning we have named, while proceeding about his usual work, he was suddenly struck down by apoplexy. Although every effort was made to resuscitate him, it was all in vain, and he gradually sank and died the same afternoon, Poor Barrett was an honest straightforward man and will be much missed by those who were acquainted with him. His age was about 50 years.
TROUT, DAW - This spring, two young men, named Edward Trout and James Daw, left Mount Forest for Kansas City, Missouri. The former, we learn from the "Examiner" was taken ill with typhoid fever, and after two weeks' sickness died on Monday, the 20th ultimo. The first intimation his friends had here of his illness was by telegram on Saturday, followed by another to his father on Monday announcing his death. On the same day, the parents of Daw, who live at Mitchell, received a telegram from the person with whom the young man boarded that their son
had committed suicide. The father and brother at once set off and learned on their arrival that Daw had been found lying in the street on Sunday evening previous to Trout's death with his throat cut and a knife in his head. The father and brother were unable to learn anything more, but the belief here is that Daw was waylaid and murdered, as under the circumstances, the idea of suicide seems incredible. Both the young men were buried on the same day.
October 8, 1869
MACPHERSON - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, at No 3 Sandyford Place, Kenneth Woodburn, infant son of D. E. MacPherson, Esq., of Montreal, aged 2 months.
CREIGHTON - Died on the 22nd of September, 1869, at his residence in the Township of Seneca, William Creighton, aged 78 years, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland.
October 11, 1869
SHAW - Died in Glanford. on Saturday, October 9th, Thomas Shaw, Sr., aged 71 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Monday) leaving the late residence of the deceased at one o'clock p.m.
CROSSETT - Died of consumption, on Saturday, the 9th October, Miss Hesse Crossett, aged 24 years. The funeral will leave Mr. J. McAllister's, MacNab street, to-day at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
MCCARTHY - Thomas McCarthy of Kingston was instantly killed near Adams Centre on the Rome, Ogdensburg and Watertown railroad on Wednesday. He attempted to jump quietly from a moving train of cars and struck his head. He leaves a family.
HAMILTON - Mr. Robert Hamilton, an old and highly respected resident of Dixon's Corners, Matilda, met his death very suddenly on Thursday evening last. About dusk on that evening, he was returning home from Morrisburg with his horses and waggon. In his waggon were two or three barrels on one of which he was sitting. Turning out into the ditch near the roadside close to the residence of Mr. L. K. Vanallen, Maria town, the barrels pushed .forward and struck the horses' heels carrying Mr. Hamilton with them. The horses became frightened, dashed off at a furious rate, and it is supposed dragged the unfortunate man for some distance along the road, he being released by the waggon upsetting. The horses were stopped before running far and Mr. Hamilton was found lying on the road, bleeding and insensible. He was carried into the house,
when it was discovered that his body was frightfully mangled, one leg being broken in four pieces and a deep cut as from a horse shoe over one of his eyes. The unfortunate man remained in a state of unconsciousness for about half an hour when death terminated his career.
WEBER - On the 4th instant, Mr. John Weber, a farmer living two miles north of Agatha, County of Waterloo, while driving his team with a load of lumber between Petersburgh and St. Agatha, met with an accident which proved fatal. It appears that while going up a hill, he walked alongside the waggon and happened to drop one of the reins. He went near the waggon, reached over for the line, accidentally stumbled between the wheels and fell down before the hind wheel which went over him and killed him instantly.
October 13, 1869
GIBBS - Mr. John Gibbs, an old and well-known resident of Ops, died on Sunday week after a lingering illness. Mr. Gibbs had one of his feet frost-bitten last winter, and having paid very little attention to it, mortification set in necessitating amputation of the limb. His frame was so weak that he died the same night. The funeral procession was over a mile long.
MCPHERSON - The body of a man was found in the Bay at the Beach yesterday. It was identified as that of Alexander McPherson.
October 14, 1869
MCPHERSON - On Tuesday afternoon, Coroner Mackelcan held an inquest on the body of Alexander McPherson who was discovered dead in his boat on the morning of the same day as referred to in our issue of yesterday. It appeared in the evidence the deceased was subject to periodical fits, and it is surmised that he was attacked with the malady at the time of his death as a part of his body was in ths boat and the rest in the water. The jury returned a verdict of "found drowned".
VANSITTART - We regret to learn that Mr. J. G. Vansittart of Woodstock died at his residence on Monday last. Mr. Vansittart will be remembered as a somewhat prominent individual at one time. He was Returning Officer for the County of Oxford when Mr. Peter Carroll of this city opposed the Honourable Sir Francis Hincks, and in consequence of some information, although Mr. Hincks had a majority, declared Mr. Carroll elected. When Parliament met, the Returning Officer was called to the Bar of the House, and censured, and the name of Mr. Hincks inserted in place of Mr. Carroll. The friends of Mr. Vansittart by way of showing disapproval of the indignity put upon him, entertained him at a public dinner in this city.
At the next election, Mr. Vansittart came forward himself for Oxford in opposition to Mr. Hincks and ran him closely, being nearly one hundred ahead at the close of the first day's polling. Mr. Vansittart subsequently held the post of Clerk to the Government Railway Commission which he some time since relinquished to become postmaster of Woodstock, a position he held at the time of his death.
STONEHOUSE - A shocking accident occurred here to-day to a young man, aged about 20 years, son of Mr. Stonehouse of Scarborough. It appears he was coming to Brougham Fair, and called at a friend's in Pickering, when by some means, a gun carried by the young man who opened the gate accidentally discharged, lodging the contents in the poor young man's head, and killed him instantly. (Greenwood)
DENNIS - Mrs. Dennis of Chatham died suddenly or Saturday morning in the drugstore of Dr. Salter, London, whither she had gone to obtain medicine.
October 16, 1869
PANTON - Died yesterday morning, 15th October, of disease of the heart, Jane Catherine, fourth daughter of the late James Panton, Esq. of this city. The funeral will take place from the residence of Charles M. Sewel1, Esq., No 170 Bay street, on Sunday, the 18th instant, at 10 a.m., to the place of interment, St. John's Church, Nelson. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
ARMSTRONG - Mrs. Armstrong, of Dumfries, visited Goderich a short time ago, and while washing some clothes, placed a child, a boy about 18 months old, on the platform of an old well. Hearing a splash she found to her horror that the poor child had fallen through a hole by the pump, and before he could be extracted, the child was drowned.
DICKSON - A melancholy accident has just taken place in the family of one of our eminent citizens. Mrs. Dickson, the daughter of Mr. President, Draper, was poisoned on Monday night by an overdose of morphine. She had been in the habit of using the drug to allay pain, and by some means made a mistake in the dose which on Monday night caused her death. This is another instance of life sacrificed by the incautious use of dangerous drugs. There is a tendency which cannot be too promptly rebuked to seek relief for bodily ailments in the use of poisons which should never be resorted to except under medical supervision. The melancholy death of Mrs. Dickson shows that even those accustomed to morphine are not safe from the danger which its use entails. Four deaths have taken place in the house of the venerable Judge within
a year, and his repeated bereavements excite the warmest sympathy in the public mind. Mrs. Dickson was a widow and leaves two children. (Toronto)
HARWOOD - The Montreal "Telegraph" announces the death of Mrs. Harwood, relict of the late Hon. Mr. Harwood, Vaudreuil. Louise Josephine Chartier de Lotbiniere was the eldest daughter of E. G. Chartier de Lotbiniere who was elected Speaker in the House of Assembly of Tower Canada in 1794. Mr. M. de Lotbiniere was the last male representative of a family which had held seigneurial property in Canada since 1672, the year in which it appears Mrs. Harwood's ancestor obtained this first grant of land from the Crown. From the tenor of the letters patent, it would seem, however, that Rene Louis Chartier de Lotbiniere had occupied the lands thus conceded to him and had commenced their settlement some time before the grant. On the death of her father without male descendants, Mrs. Harwood and her two sisters succeeded to the three seigniories which Mr. de Lotbiniere possessed at his death;- viz, Vaudreuil and Rigaud on the Ottawa, and Lotbiniere on the St. Lawrence, the original seat of the family in Canada, in 1813, Mrs. Harwood married Robert Unwin Harwood, an English merchant who had settled in the County. Some time after the marriage, Mr. Harwood withdrew from trade and went to live at Vaudreuil where he passed the rest of his life. Mr. Harwood was called to the special council in 1839. In 1858, he was elected to represent the County of Vaudreuil in the House of Assembly, and after the Legislative Council was made elective, Mr. Harwood was, in I860, elected without opposition as the first representative of the Regional Division in that House. He died in 1863. Mrs. Harwood was the type of a class which is fast disappearing, little to the advantage of the world. Her manner was dignified, though simple, and her hospitality and charity, were unbounded.
HARRIS (Port Dalhousie) - A man by the name of Richard Harris, waggon-maker here, committed suicide at 1 o'clock this afternoon by shooting himself with a musket. After taking his dinner, he took his musket and went out in his yard, took off his boot and sock, tied a cord to the trigger of the musket, and pulled it off with his foot, blowing the whole top off his head, killing himself instantly. His little girl saw him just as he committed the act. The jury has brought in a verdict in accordance with the facts, He was an industrious sober man. Deceased leaves a wife and seven children, four of whom are small, to mourn the sad event.
October 18, 1869
BUTLER (St. John, N.B.) - A man named Butler, who went from City Camp Road to St. Stephen's the other day was ill with fever when he arrived.
A man named Doran took him in. He became delirious in a few days, set fire to his bed, and died the next day from his injuries.
MUISE, CLEMENT, DEVELLAIRE - Three young Acadian girls named Mary Muise, Julia Clement, and Adelaide Devellaire were drowned on the 14th ultimo, in attempting to go to Reef Island near Yarmouth. The passage to the island was covered by the tide, and the girls, with a man named Handa who proved to be very unhandy, were crossing in a cart drawn by oxen, but through the stupidity of the driver in not following the course of the reef, the animals got beyond their depth, and the girls were washed out of the cart and drowned.
October 19, 1869
ROBINSON - A woman named Robinson met with a frightful death in Luther on Wednesday the 6th instant. She was milking a cow when the animal became frightened by a dog and kicked her. In a short time afterward, she was delivered of a child. It is needless to say that both mother and child died.
MCCRUDDEN (Montreal) - Mr. William McCrudden of Ann street was killed on the Grand Trunk Railway near St. Ann's on Saturday night last. He was brakesman on the line, and while looking out of the van, his head came in contact with a bridge, and he was instantly killed.
October 20, 1869
GORDON - A lad, about 10 years of age, son of Mr. James Gordon, Exeter, a few days ago was tossed out of a buggy and fell under the wheels of a gravel team which was passing. His head was dreadfully crushed so that he expired almost immediately. Medical aid was called, but of course in vain. Mr. Gordon is a well-known, much respected resident of Exeter, and the community sympathizes deeply with him in his affliction.
October 23, 1869
CARVELL, EAGLES, HAMILTON (St. John, N.B.) - A very sad accident occurred yesterday morning shortly after 6 o'clock by the upsetting of a boat in the river above the suspension bridge and just opposite Cushing's mill. Mr. John H. Carvell, and his two sons, George Wentworth, aged 22, and John Howard, aged 18, with Mr. John Jordan Eagles and Mr. John Hamilton, started from Cushing's mill where they had been working all night for Indiantown, having in the boat quite a number of short poles used for birding rafts of logs together and of which Mr. Hamilton
intended making firewood. When they had shoved off from the mill landing and were making their way up river with the tide, their boat was caught between the up and down currents, and being somewhat top-heavy with the poles, she was capsized. All except Mr. John H. Carvell, Sr., were drowned.
October 25, 1869
MORTON - Mrs. Morton of Huntingdon, Hastings, committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging herself.
LAIDLAW - A farmer named Stephen Laidlaw committed suicide at Lynden on Sunday by stabbing himself. No reason is assigned for the act.
LITTLE - The Rev. Adam Little, D.D., Theological professor of the Congregational church, and a very old resident of Toronto, died at the house of a friend, Mr. Leeming, at Montreal on Tuesday last. The Reverend doctor was ill but a few days before his death. His incumbency as Professor of Theology extended over twenty-five years.
SUTHERLAND (Halifax) - A very serious accident occurred this morning about 7 o'clock at Stoirs' ropewalk, Dartmouth. From what we can gather, it appears that Mr. Gilbert Sutherland, son of his Honour the Recorder of this city, undertook to remedy a kink in the belt or band which was around the shaft fearing an accident would happen if it were left alone. While thus engaged, the band broke and wound several times round his body, whirling him around, it is thought, six or seven times, striking him against the ceiling, breaking both legs and dislocating an arm. The injuries received resulted in almost immediate death, as life was extinct before he could be conveyed to the dwelling house in the immediate vicinity.
BRADY - A melancholy accident occurred at the Boston Oil Refinery at Sarnia on the 6th instant. The "Canadian" says Mr. Mitchell asked a workman named Wales to go down into a tank and bail out some refined oil, at the same time cautioning him to come out if the gas was too strong. Wales went into the tank and immediately showed signs of distress, whereupon W. Ferguson went down to help him, but he also became affected and could not raise Wales so as to be caught hold of from the top, when Laird, another of the workmen jumped in to assist. The three workmen now in the tank were all pretty nearly suffocated in their attempts to get Wales out who was quite helpless, when Patrick Brady rushed to their rescue. He no sooner got down than he was observed to fall on his face. He was instantly suffocated. Help was now at hand, and all the sufferers rescued, and a doctor sent for. Poor Brady was quite dead, and the others in a
very dangerous condition, from which, however, they recovered during the afternoon. Deceased was a sober respectable workman, a cooper by trade. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss. Coroner Shoebottom was asked to hold an inquest, more to quiet the feelings of the deceased's relatives who, in their grief, thought that he had been sacrificed to save others. The jury gave a verdict in accordance with the above facts, and with their verdict embodied a recommendation that in all cases where men have to descend into oil tanks, a strong rope should be attached to each so that in case of danger, they could be relieved at once. Also that where at all practicable, a better system of ventilation should be adopted, and that the Government should at once make proper regulations to meet the exigency of the case.
MOODIE - John Wedderburn Moodie, ex-sheriff of the County of Hastings, died at Belleville on Friday last, having attained his seventieth year. He was the husband of the well known Canadian authoress, Mrs. Moodie, and had held the office of sheriff for twenty years. Having, however, farmed out the Shrievalty(the office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a sheriff), not knowing that to do so was acting illegally, he was removed some years since. Mr. Moodie was formerly a Lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers and served with them in Holland in 1814 when he was wounded. He emigrated to the Cape of Good Hope in 1819, returned to England in 1829, and two years afterwards married and came to Canada in the following year. He served the Crown in the Rebellion of 1837, and in 1839 was appointed to a Shrievalty. Ex-Sheriff Moodie was a man of learning and distinguished himself by the production of two works, "Ten Years in South Africa" and "Scenes and Adventures as a Soldier and Settler during Half a Century", besides contributing to several magazines. Mrs. Moodie and two daughters, Mrs. Vickers and Mrs. Fitzgibbon, Toronto, survive him.
October 26, 1869
MARSHALL - Died yesterday morning, 25th instant, Mr. Joseph Marshall, aged 36 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of Pearl and Florence streets, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends will please attend without further notice.
October 27, 1869
MCCUAIG - Mr. Alexander McCuaig of Guelph fell from a load of lumber as he was returning from the Show at Morriston on Saturday, and was killed.
MCNABB - Mr. Malcolm Mcnabb, Collector of Inland Revenue, in the County of Grey, died suddenly on Tuesday last. The deceased was a native of Scotland whence he emigrated to the
West Indies, and lived there for eighteen or nineteen years. He afterwards returned to his native land where he did not remain long, but came to Canada and settled in Owen sound in 1855, having been ever since a resident of that town. In 1863, he received the appointment of Collector of Inland Revenue for the County of Grey.
October 28, 1869
MCKEWER - Nicholas McKewer, an old man at Guelph, died from exposure to the elements, having lain out all night.
ELMSLIE - The Elora "Express" says: Another pioneer has gone. On Monday last, George Elmslie, Esq., resident of Alma, father of Mr. A. G. Elmslie of Galt, where he was engaged in school teaching, was seized with a paralytic stroke, having suffered from a serious attack some time ago, and died on Tuesday morning. In him, Nichol loses one of her few settlers north of the Grand River. Mr. Elmslie, who was a native of Aberdeen, at the well-known college of which city he received a classical education. In 1834, having heard much of Canada through the work on America published by the Hon. A. Ferguson, he, in company with two other gentlemen, determined to emigrate to this country, and sailed from Glasgow on the 20th of June in that year. He came out commissioned to purchase a large portion of land upon which he and a group of friends and relatives desired to make a new home. After travelling over much of the western sections of the Province, he reached Elora about the end of September, 1834, and purchased from Mr. Gilkison about Nichol in what has since been known as the Bon Accord Settlement. He paid for this $4 per acre, it being understood that a sum equivalent to 50 cents per acre should be expended by Mr. Gilkison for opening up necessary roads. Upon this tract of land, he, P. Bown, R. Melvin, G. Brown, W. Corwall, A. Wait, and J. Keith settled and were afterwards joined. Not being successful as an agriculturist, he obtained charge of the Grammar School in Hamilton, where he remained for some time. Returning to Nichol, he subsequently purchased the Elora "Backwoodsman", and afterwards became employed in teaching. It is too common we have to speak well of the dead, but it requires no stretch of liberality to tell of the kind heart, the open hand, the generous disposition of George Elmslie. Hospitality, benevolence, sympathizing, he was a better friend to others than himself, and there is not one among the old settlers who will not mourn his decease.
MILLER - Mr. Edward Miller, Assistant Clerk of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, died at Fredericton, on the 27th instant.
November 1, 1869
DRISCOLL - Kerry Driscoll, QC, Montreal, died at an early hour this morning, after a long and painful illness.
COCHRAN - The "Colonial" says that on Sunday last, a Miss Cochran, who resided at the North River Settlement, near Salisbury Village, Westmoreland County, N.B., shot herself dead with a gun while labouring under mental derangement.
EPPLET - On Wednesday morning last, Joseph Epplet, of Belleville, employed as a fireman on a freight train of the Grand Trunk Railway, went upon the top of a car at the Scarborough station for the purpose of braking, and unfortunately fell between the cars while the train was in motion and was killed. The unfortunate man was not missed till the train had gone about two miles.
STEVENSON - A fatal accident happened on the night of the 22nd instant to Mr. Walter Stevenson, a respected resident of the Township of Alnwick. As he was returning home from Fenella, his horse took fright and ran away. When about a quarter of a mile from his own house, Mr. Stevenson and his daughter who accompanied him were thrown out, and when found half an hour afterwards, he was dead, and his daughter so severely hurt that she is not expected to recover.
HAYTER - Died at Millbrook, on the 10th of October, after a lingering illness and intense suffering borne with truly Christian meekness and patience for nearly four years, Benjamin William, eldest son of Mr. Alfred Edward Hayter, proprietor of the Millbrook "Messenger", in his 14th year.
MATHEWS - Mrs. Mathews, widow of the great comedian, and mother of the present Charles James Mathews, died in London on the 12th instant, aged 87.
CAMPBELL - The body of a woman named Campbell was found on Monday morning last in the river at the back of the old refinery, near Woodstock. Her husband is a labourer and lives in the west end of that town. she was under the influence of liquor when last seen alive, and it is supposed she wandered to the bank of the river and fell in.
WHITEMAN - On Saturday morning last, a young girl, daughter of Mr. John Whiteman, Port Hope, met with a serious accident resulting in death. She jumped over the counter in her father's store to get something, we believe, for a customer. Standing inside the counter was an umbrella with which she came in contact in her descent, the handle entering her bowels. There was no hope of saving her life, and she died the same evening about ten o'clock.
TAYLOR - Captain Chambers' Company, 22nd Oxford Volunteers, was called upon last week to inter, with military honours, the remains of one of their comrades, James Taylor, who died after a week's illness of Congestion of the lungs, contracted while at camp in Woodstock.
November 2, 1869
O'LEARY - On Sunday morning, Timothy O'Leary, lately a bandsman in the 29th Regiment, and latterly a bandsman in the Queen's Own, died very suddenly at Mr. O'Reilly's boarding house at the corner of Bathurst and Niagara streets, Toronto.
November 3, 1869
FLETCHER - On Monday evening, a sudden and melancholy death occurred at Burlington Beach. The wife of Mr. Aaron Fletcher who had been ill for some few days rose, and before retiring, sat upon a box in the kitchen where she was found, towards morning, dead. The husband was absent at the time, and the daughter was attending a dance. Imagine her surprise on finding her mother dead on her return.
November 4, 1869
RENAULT - Charles Renault, of Aylmer, was accidentally thrown from a waggon, and killed.
MOUNTING - A man named Walter Mounting, recently liberated from the Penitentiary, dropped dead in Kingston on Monday, while taking his breakfast.
MCCLURE (Uxbridge) - James McClure, of this place, committed suicide by cutting his throat this morning.
PATTON - Died at Montreal, on the 3rd instant, Mr. Samuel G. Patton, aged 45 years.
November 9, 1869
BELYEA (Port Colborne) - James Belyea, of Bronte, Ontario, mate of the schooner "Jane McLeod" was knocked overboard and drowned on the trip down on Lake Erie.
November 10, 1869
READER - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 9th instant, Mary Alton, second daughter of Robert and Ellen Reader, aged 12 years, 5 months, and 18 days. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon, the 11th instant, at 3 o'clock from her father's residence, No 90 Main street.
November 11, 1869
MCCANN - Died on Wednesday, the 9th instant, in the Township of Trafalgar, Mr. Edward McCann, aged 67 years. The deceased was one of the first settlers in the township and was widely known and highly esteemed, courteous in manner, and of eminent piety. The funeral will take place from his late residence at noon to-morrow, Friday.
VANKOUGHNET - Yesterday afternoon, at Toronto, the funeral or the late Mr. Chancellor VanKoughnet took place. The Legislature, out of respect for the memory of the deceased Judge and to enable members to attend the funeral, adjourned over the afternoon session. At about three o'clock, the procession moved up King street. It extended over a mile in carriages, and a large number were on foot. The judges and members of the Local legislature were also present to pay the last sad offices to the dead. Large numbers of persons were on King street as the funeral passed, and a general expression of sorrow prevailed at the loss of one who was beloved by all who knew him, who had been a serious and efficient officer, an upright and painstaking Judge, and a warm friend. Few men of his age have attained a greater degree of popularity, and what is better still, none have ever more richly merited.
November 12, 1869
STEVENSON - Died at Hamilton, Canada West, on the 5th instant, William Maxwell, aged 15 months, and on the 8th instant, Margaret Cook Turnbull, aged 3 years and 6 months, only surviving children of George Stevenson, late of Glasgow, Scotland.
PLACE - We regret to have to chronicle the death of E. B. Place, Esq., of Saltfleet, which occurred on Tuesday, the 9th instant, Mr. Place was among the first settlers of the township and was widely known and highly respected.
November 13, 1869
MOFFATT (Brampton) - This morning, between one and three o'clock, a fire broke out in a house in Derry West, five miles from here, occupied by Mrs. Moffatt, an old lady of 70 years of age. She had brought out some of her furniture and although the flames were bursting out of the house on all sides, she went in to get some more, and was never seen again, being consumed in the flames. She. lived alone, and it is not known how the fire originated. A coroner's inquest will be held to-day.
FRASER (Mount Brydges) - A deplorable and fatal accident occurred to one of the most prominent and respected farmers of the Township of Caradoc, named Thomas Fraser, to-day. It appears that he was walking the Great Western Railway track from Longwood station to his farm which is situated one mile west of this station and adjoining the railway, when it is supposed that an express train unexpectedly overtook and ran over him some time during the night, as his remains were found fearfully mangled at an early hour this morning by the section men, about a mile and a half from his place, who brought them to the North American hotel here, at which place an inquest is now being held. Deceased leaves a wife and several grown-up children to mourn his untimely death.
November 15, 1869'
CHARLESON - Died at Quebec, on the 1st instant, Mr. Donald Charleson, a native of Caithness-shire, Scotland, aged 87 years.
COLEMAN - The horse of William H. Coleman, grocer of this place (Belleville) ran away this afternoon on Front street, throwing Mr. Coleman out of the buggy on his head, killing him instantly.
CORALL (St. John, N.B.) - Another accident occurred on the Western Extension Railway, by which a son of James Corall, Esq., M.P.P., was killed. He was uncoupling some cars, fell across the rails, and the train passed over him.
November 16, 1869
MCCARTHY - Died in this city, on Monday, November 15th, Mr. Patrick McCarthy, for a number of years pressman in the "Spectator" office, and latterly brakeman on the G.W.R., aged 35 years. Funeral will leave the City Hospital to-day (Tuesday) at 10 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
November 18, 1869
SCOTT, ANDREWS (Kingston) - This morning, the mixed train going west on the Grand Trunk
was brought to a standstill on the track about half a mile above Collins Bay, which is about six miles from this city. It appears that there was no signal sent back to warn approaching trains, The night express going east ran into the stationary train. The cars were driven over each other, torn from their tracks, and smashed. The engine driver of the express train, named Scott, was instantly killed, and the stoker, named James Andrews, had both his feet taken off and some of his bones
broken, and died soon after. The passengers on board the mixed train heard or saw the approaching train and jumped off Just in time to save themselves. None of the passengers on the express were much hurt. An inquest was held this afternoon on the bodies of Scott and Andrews. The conductor of the mixed train, Frederick White, was committed for trial on the charge of manslaughter.
November 19, 1869
WILSON - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, Michael Aikman, Esq., on the 17th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, widow of the Hon. John Wilson, late of Saltfleet, aged 36 years, 7 months, and 13 days. Friends are requested to attend the funeral at the Episcopal Church, Grimsby, on Saturday, the 20th instant, at 3 p.m.
MOFFATT - Mr. Charles Moffatt, plasterer, was drowned on Tuesday evening in the Ottawa River, opposite Arnprior. He had taken a friend over the river in a bark canoe, and while returning alone, the canoe upset and he was drowned before assistance could arrive.
KAVANAUGH (Montreal) A woman named Kavanaugh of intemperate habits, was found dead in bed this morning.
November 20, 1869
NASH Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Clara Mary, infant daughter of Mr. S. Nash.
November 22, 1869
DAVIDSON - We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. Hector Davidson, who died at his residence on Main street, yesterday morning, from injuries received by a fall a few days ago from a chimney which he was building. Mr. Davidson was not thought to be seriously injured at the time and was supposed to be much better on Saturday. His sudden death, therefore, was a shock and surprise to both his family and friends.
HUMPHREY - A farmer living in North Fredericksburg, named Orrin Humphrey, met with a fatal accident while driving home from Napanee last Wednesday evening.- His horses started too soon after a stoppage, and he was badly injured by being thrown to the ground so that he died the same night. It was the opinion of medical men that his spine was injured.
POWER Mr James Power, a well known hotel-keeper of Newburg died very suddenly on the 19th instant. He had been ill for
some time with ulcers in the lungs and brain, and his physicians Pronounced him incurable. On Friday morning he felt quite well and was in conversation with a friend telling what a pleasant dream he had the night before, that he had seen Mr. Paul, a gentleman who died at Newburg the day previous and had a hearty shake hands with him. Suddenly and instantly, his voice was stopped and he fell forward on the floor. The vital spark had fled.
November 23, 1369
REID - Died in this city, on the morning of the 21st instant, Lilly Maclashlan, wife of the late Thomas Bassett Reid, Scotland, aged 67 years. The funeral will leave the residence of Dr. Reid, corner of Hughson and Rebecca streets, on Wed., the 26th instant, at half past two o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
IRELAND - Died at his residence, Nelson, on the 21st instant, Joseph Ireland, Esq., in the 81st year of his age. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, the 26th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
November 26, 1869
CONNER - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Mr. James Conner, dyer, aged 62 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 71 James street, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
November 26, 1869
DAVIES - Dr. Thomas White held an inquest last evening on the body of John Davies, a painter living in this city who was accidentally killed a few hours before by a train passing over him at the Depot here. It appears from the evidence that he was in the act of getting on the train to see a friend when he missed his footing and fell between the cars. He was taken up instantly, but only lived five minutes afterwards. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased came to his death by falling between cars while the train was in motion.
CHASE, BULL (Brighton) - While two young lads, sons of Mr. James Bull Chase and Henry , aged respectively four and six years, were playing with a hand sleigh upon the ice, near Presqu' Isle Point, last evening, the ice gave way, and both were drowned. Mrs. Cage, in attempting to save the children, came very near drowning herself. The bodies have been recovered.
November 27t 1869
WALKER - Died on Friday evening, November 26, 1869, at the residence of his grandmother, Mrs, F. W. Watkins, Hamilton, John Gardner Walker, youngest son of the late John Gardner Walker, Esq., of the firm of Robert Walker & Sons, Toronto, aged 3 years, 5 months, and 3 days.
BRUCE - Died at her late residence, 161 Main street west, on Thursday night, Frances Newton, aged 57 years, eldest daughter of the late Major Alexander Bruce, of Polmont Bank, Sterlingshire, Scotland and of Hopewell, St. Mary's, Jamaica. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday next, 27th November, at 3 o'clock p.m.
LAMOREAUX - It is claimed that Mr. James Lamoreaux, who recently died at Pickering, was the oldest inhabitant of Canada, having been born in 1757, and settled in Canada in 1807. We believe Ingersoll claims a resident quite as old as Mr. Lamoreaux, and who is still hale and hearty.
November 30, 1369
BOWES - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Tirsa, the beloved wife of Joseph Bowes, aged 62 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, on Bold street, to-day (Tuesday) the 30th, at half past tv/o o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
CAMPBELL - It is with regret we notice the death of Mrs. Campbell, wife of the principal of the Grammar School, at Grimsby, which occurred on Friday, the 19th last. Mrs. Campbell has been a resident of the above named village for upwards of twelve years, and she had endeared herself to the community.
December 1, 1869
PINKSON - Three coloured children, named Pinkson, were found drowned in a pond in Beasley's Hollow, last evening. An inquest will be held at the King William Street station, at 11 o'clock this forenoon by Coroner White.
December 2, 1869
EATON - Oliver Eaton, of the Township of Leeds, near Seeley's Bay, who had gone hunting on the Mudawaska, was found floating in the river, lying crossways over his upturned boat, his hands, head and feet in the water. It is supposed he perished from cold. His shouts were heard once or twice by a men and woman, but there was no boat or canoe at hand. He had just been up to Kingston with a load which he had disposed
of for traps, ammunition, etc.
PINKSON - An inquest was held in the King William Street station yesterday afternoon by Coroner Thomas White, M.D. on the bodies of Sarah, Charles, and Louis Pinkson who were drowned in a creek running through Beasley's Hollow, on Tuesday afternoon.
Catherine Pinkson, being sworn, said: I am the mother of the three deceased children, Charles, Sarah, and Louis Pinkson. Did not send them to school yesterday morning on account of their not being able to cross the creek, it being too high. There was no bridge to cross it. Have been living in the same place for four months, and there has not been a bridge there since I came, and I think for some time before. They went into the field about half past one yesterday and gathered and brought, in a basket of nuts. About two o'clock they came in and went out again. They were so long out that I called them and they answered me. I saw them on a little hill on the opposite side of the creek from where I live. I think they went across the creek on a board. I called them again and they answered, "We are coming, ma, to our dinner". I next went into the house and was in about twenty minutes, when not thinking that they were coming, I went out again and called them and got no answer, and going to the side of the creek, saw nothing of them, but saw a man across the creek. I told him I thought my children were drowned and asked him to go to Mr. Lee's and tell my husband. My husband came and found my daughter and afterwards my little boy. I saw him take Charles out of the water. This morning my husband found Louis in the water. The children would have been at school if the bridge across the creek had been up and fit to be crossed. I think they must have attempted to cross the creek on the fence. The fence was carried away in the morning.
Ferdinand Albrecht, being sworn, said: I work in Wanzer & Co's Sewing Machine Factory. I was out hunting yesterday afternoon. Was out in the direction of Beasley's Hollow. I was on this side of the creek and saw a woman standing on the other side of the creek with a child in her arms. It was the last witness. I asked her across the creek what was the matter. She said she supposed her children were drowned. She asked me to go and tell her husband to come home and see about it. I then went to Mr. Tee's place, and not being able to cross the creek then, I blew upon a dog-whistle. A woman came out. I called to her. She came near the shore and asked what I wanted. I told her to tell the coloured man that worked for them to come home as his child was drowned. I did not know whether it was one child or more. The creek there is over a hundred feet wide. I went back to where the children were drowned. Before I got there, the father arrived. Just before I got there, he cried out, "Oh Lord, my child". At the same time I saw him lift out of the water a child. I told him to take it to the shore, for
he seemed so frightened as not to know what to do. He did so, and then went up to his house for his wife and found her not there. He came back to me and I pointed her out to him. She was near where the children were drowned looking for them. He went there and found another of the children. I do not think the creek could be crossed at this place in safety. I would not attempt it. I waited till Quarter past four, and then left for home.
J. A. Miller, M.D., being sworn, said: I examined the bodies of the deceased, They appear to have been, in the water some time, especially the younger child. I noticed on the face and forehead of the eldest two , some slight bruises. They were of such a nature as might be produced by falling on the ground or by being carried along by the force of the stream on the bottom of the channel. There is nothing in the appearance of the bodies to indicate that death resulted from any other cause than that of drowning.
Louis Pinkson, being sworn, said: I am a labourer. I know the deceased. They were my children. Sarah is ten years old, Charles eight years, and Louis was six. When I got up Tuesday morning, about half past five, I heard the water roaring, and went back and told my wife not to send the children to school as the water was too high. She asked if they could not cross the creek. I said if they crossed the creek in the morning, they could not get back in the evening. Three or four times previously, I have had to carry them over on my back on their return from school. There is no bridge, fit- has been none since I lived there which is about five months. There used to be a bridge, I believe. If there had been a bridge, as there ought to have been, my children would have been alive to-day, for they would have gone to school. I was working at Mr. Lee's barn when I first heard of the accident. It was between three and four o'clock. Lee's daughter came in the barn and said, "Louis, there's a man here says one of your children is drowned". I ran to the creek and plunged through it. It took me to the chest in some places. I saw something red floating upon the water, and coming to it, found it was my daughter, Sarah. I took her out and ran up to the house. I called several times, and on getting no answer, I ran back to the creek. The next to the last witness beckoned to me that my wife was up the creek. I ran to her and asked where the rest of the children were. She said she didn't know but feared they were drowned. I ran back to where I found Sarah and there I found Charles. Louis I found about seven o'clock next morning. The children could generally get over the creek on the stones. Sometimes it was entirely dry. I saw persons at work near where the old bridge used to be last harvest. I think a bridge could easily be kept over the creek. There is a good deal of travel over the creek in summer, but not much in winter.
Joseph Lee, being sworn, corroborated the statement of Pinkson as to the manner in which the news of the accident
was brought. He continued, Louis ran towards home. I mounted one of my horses and followed. Pinkson was standing near where his daughter was lying on the bank when I came up. He told me all his children were drowned. I told him not to go into the water anymore. I road into the creek as far as I dared. There were places that would take both me and my horse overboard. When I came back, I saw Pinkson spring into the creek and drag out his son, Charles. He seemed very weak, and not able to lift the child up the bank. I sprang off the horse and assisted him with the body up the bank. I then came to the city and give notice to the authorities. On my way back in company with the detective, I drove through the creek, but I would not do so again without endangering my life. I helped to bring the corpses to the city. I am aware that the township Council was notified to build a bridge over the creek. Their reply was that there was not traffic enough on the road to warrant the building of a bridge. The former bridge was carried away in April last.
Samuel Kivington, sworn, said: I am a teamster. I drove Mrs. M. R. Rice, and Mr. Rice's mother out of Mr. Pinion's about 9 o'clock this morning. When I got there, I saw Capt. Nichol's son trying to get across the creek. I called to him to know if he thought it safe for me to cross the creek with the horse and waggon. He said yes. I drove down to the water, but the horse shied off, when I glanced to the left and saw a child in a sitting position in the centre of the creek against the rails of the fence. I drove across the creek and notified the parents. Mrs. Pinkson said, "We durst not remove it till the authorities come". James McLennan and myself took the child out of the water. A bridge could be kept there quite easily.
William Haskins, City Engineer, being sworn, said: There was a bridge at one time across the concession road in the place in question. The bridge was built by the city. The city have done work upon the road. I think the city has assumed the control of road.
The jury retired to a private room, and after half an hour's consultation, returned the following verdict; That the said Sarah, Charles, and Louis Pinkson came to their deaths by drowning, caused by the want of a proper bridge being built across the road between the city of Hamilton and the Township of Barton, and that the authorities in whose charge the bridge should be, are highly censurable for allowing the road to remain in the state it is now in.
The deceased children are mulattoes, their mother being white and their father coloured. We hope this sad casualty will have the effect of causing a proper bridge to be put over the creek at once.
December 3, 1869
LAWLESS - A young lad, named James Lawless, of Galt, was drowned on Monday last by falling through the ice on the creek.
December 6, 1869
PINKSON - The funeral of the Pinkson children took place yesterday, the burial services being performed by the Rev. J. G. Geddes.
THOMPSON (St. John, N.B.) - The remains of the coloured woman found in a deserted lumber camp at Pisarinero are discovered to be those of Lydia Thompson. She was of unsound mind.
December 6, 1869
MOFFATT - Died at his residence in the Township of Grimsby, on the 18th of November, Thomas Moffatt, in the 35th year of his age, a native of Kircudbrightsbire, Scotland.
GRADY Michael B. Grady jumped from a third-storey window in the Clifton Hotel, Windsor, N.S., a few days ago while intoxicated, and was killed.
ALEXANDER - On Thursday of last week, a young man named John Alexander died in Montreal of hydrophobia, having been bitten by a rabid dog while walking along the street one night in August last.
December 7, 1869
DUFORT - A fatal accident occurred at Messrs Pillow & Co's rolling mills. A man named Dufort fell Into the gear wheels and was literally torn to pieces. He leaves a wife and family totally destitute.
December 8, 1869
TERRILL - Died on the 7th instant, at the Deaf and Dumb Institute, Hamilton, Mr. Joseph J. G. Terrill, in the 29th year of his age. The funeral will leave Dundurn for the Railway station this (Wednesday) afternoon at half past one o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
December 11, 1869
HAWES (Stayner) - This morning, while a sleigh was hauling saw logs, from some cause or other, the logs got loose and rolled off, falling on a boy, 8 years of age, the son of Mr, Hawes. The injuries sustained were so severe that he died while being carried to his home. Dr. Maberly of Collingwood had been notified and will hold an inquest this afternoon
ROMAIN (Toronto) - Mr. Romain, one of the reporters of the "Leader", died suddenly this afternoon. He was in the gallery late yesterday and appeared in his usual health. He was one of the oldest newspaper men in the gallery, having been connected with the Press of Canada for the last quarter of a century. He was for some years editor of the "Pilot" of Montreal and of the-"Times" of Ottawa, and has been for some time connected with the "Leader". His sudden demise has cast a gloom over the gallery.
CLARKE (Montreal) - A supposed case of child murder is reported. A man named Clarke is under arrest, charged with having made away with a little Negro boy he adopted some time ago.
December 13, 1869
EDGAR - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 11th instant, James, eldest son of Alderman Edgar, aged 19 years. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, York street, to-day, the 13th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
YOUNG - Died at Hark Villa, Dinoon, Scotland, on the 21st of November, Mary Anne, daughter of the late Adam Johnstone, Collector of H.M. Customs, Greenock, and wife of Maitland Young, Esq.
FEENEY - On Saturday last, a woman named Feeney, resident at Centreville, went to St. Catharines where she got drunk. On her return home, she lay down to sleep which proved to be the sleep of death, for she never woke again. She was found by the neighbours next day lying dead on the floor, a ghastly and fearful spectacle.
December 16, 1869
DYMENT (Petrolia) - A Mr. Dyment died here to-day under peculiar circumstances. He was eating his dinner, and while indulging in a hearty laugh, a piece of beef got into the trachea, and though medical aid was afforded, the piece could not be removed, and he died in less than an hour. The piece was afterwards extracted and found to weigh an ounce.
December 18, 1869
ROBERTSON - Died on the 16th instant, at Oil Springs, Ontario, of heart disease, George Henry, son of George Robertson, builder, formerly of Hamilton, aged 21 years.
December 20, 1869
DUGGAN - A terrible warning to skaters on unsound ice comes from Dundas. On Saturday evening, a young man named William Duggan was out skating with a comrade on the canal when the ice gave way, precipitating both into the water. Duggan was drowned, and his companion, Buchan, barely escaped by swimming. The body of young Duggan was recovered in a short time but not till after life was extinct. The deceased was the son of a widow and was employed in a foundry in Dundas.
December 21, 1869
O'REILLY - Died on the 19th instant, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Bell, Waterdown, Deborah, relict of the late Daniel O'Reilly, and mother of M. O'Reilly, Esq., QC, of this place, in the 83rd year of her age. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs. Bell on Thursday, at eleven o'clock a.m., and proceed from thence to the place of interment, St. Luke's Church, Nelson.
December 22, 1869
MARLATT - Died at Simcoe, on Sunday, December 19th, Caleb Marlatt, in the 70th year of his age. The funeral will leave his son's (Charles Marlatt) residence, at the Fifty, on Wednesday at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
ZEALAND - Yesterday afternoon, a farmer named Sharpe, residing near Waterdown, brought to market a fat heifer which he led by a rope attached to her head. On her arrival near the cattle-yards, the brute became unmanageable, and despite Mr. Sharpe's efforts to restrain her, broke away and dashed down the street towards the lake. Several persons were knocked down by her, and more or less injured. Mr. Trumbull, who resides on Hess street, was assaulted by her and had three ribs broken. He is in the care of Dr. Ferguson. But the most sad casualty of the whole affair was the assault made on Captain E. Zealand on the railway bridge on James street. He was attacked by the infuriated animal and so seriously injured that he died during the afternoon. As an inquest will be held at the James Street Station to-day, we refrain from further remarks. The beast was shot after the assault on Captain Zealand and thus prevented from doing more damage.
ZEALAND - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Captain Edward Zealand, aged 76 years. The funeral will leave the residence of his son, Captain William Zealand, on MacNab street, below the railway, on Friday next, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.
ZEALAND - Captain Edward Zealand, whose death by accident we record elsewhere, and whose familiar presence will be so widely missed from among us, was one of the few comrades of Lord Nelson who had survived the Admiral for more than 66 years. He had served at many of the naval engagements of the old French war and was present at the fight off Copenhagen which ended in the surrender of the whole Danish navy. He also served on board a vessel of the squadron which took off Sir John Moore's retreating forces from Corunna and thus will be seen to have gained in a sharp school that practical knowledge of seamanship of which he made so good a use thereafter. Coming to Canada in the year, 1812, he, with other man-of-warsmen, was sent to help to man our Lake flotilla, and shared in many of the engagements of our last American war, being present both at Sackett's Harbour and at the taking of Oswego. Again in 1837, he was called upon to serve his country and was one of the party who succeeded in cutting out the "Caroline", being the last man to leave her before "he was sent over the Falls, He was the first master who ever brought a vessel through the canal into the Bay and was the first also to volunteer when a Naval Brigade was called for. His record of service comes as far down as three years ago when during the Fenian raid and in his 76th year, he took his turn in mounting guard. In him we lose another link of personal association still binding us to the grand old days of England's great triumphs on the sea and to the heroes who have found their resting place in the great Cathedral and whose memory still lingers within the Painted Hall of Greenwich Hospital. Full of years and full of honours, beloved by all who knew himself, and respected by thousands who knew only his fame, the gallant old sailor has passed away, leaving only too many saddened hearts behind. His funeral takes place on Friday at two o'clock, when there will doubtless by a large gathering of citizens to pay their respects to his memory.
December 25, 1869
MIDDLEWOOD - Died at Cedar Grove, King street east, on Friday afternoon, December 26th, 1869, Joseph Middlewood, Esq., in the 50th year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend his funeral from his late residence, King street east, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, without further notice.
December 28, 1869
URE - Died at Goderich, on the 27th instant, Margaret Gale, wife of the Rev. Robert Ure.
FORSTER - Died on the morning of the 27th December, George James Forster, aged 35 years. The funeral will take place
on Thursday next, at two o'clock from his late residence, James street.
FORSTER - Yesterday morning, the announcement that G. J. Forster, Esq., one of our most enterprising merchants, had died created the most profound feeling of sorrow in the city. He had been in his own establishment as late as Thursday, and very few present had heard of his illness. We learn that he had been ailing for some time and complained of an attack of lumbago, the result of a serious cold. He was attacked with a species of brain fever on Friday, and at about two o'clock yesterday morning, died of congestion of the brain.
Mr. Forster came to this country when a very young lad, and was some time with his uncle, Mr. James Bell Ewart, at the time a prominent banker and miller in the neighbouring town of Dundas. In 1853, he entered the employ of Messrs Kerr, Brown, & Co. as a junior clerk where he remained for three years, rising meanwhile to the position of Book-keeper. He then assumed the position of book-keeper in the establishment of the late Mr. James McIntyre, where he remained until 1859, when he commenced business on his own account, being peculiarly successful as an importer. From that time until his death, he continued in business, and was one of the most successful and enterprising of our Hamilton merchants. He leaves a widow and two children to lament his death who, we are sure, have the warm sympathy of the public in their sudden and terrible bereavement. The funeral will take place on Thursday next at two o'clock from the family residence on James street.
ROSS - Died at St. Catharines, on Christmas Day, Rachel, wife of the late John Ross, formerly of Reel street in this city. Friends are requested to meet the funeral at the G.W.R. station this afternoon at two o'clock.
December 30, 1869
NIGHTINGALE - On Friday, the 17th instant, Mr. Ignatius Nightingale, of Ameliasburg, was returning home from Picton where he had been serving as a juryman; in attempting to cross the ice from near Rodner's storehouse oh the nigh shore in Sophiasburg, to Huff Island, he fell through the ice and was drowned. It was in the dusk of the evening, and although help must have been near when the accident occurred, yet he was neither seen nor heard by any person, nor did his family suspect that evil had befallen him till he had been several days under water. The event so deeply sad to the bereaved family had cast a gloom over the entire neighbourhood, for wherever he was known he was much respected. His body was not found until Christmas Day.
ROGERS - (Stayner) Between 11 and 12 o'clock on Friday night as two men, named Blair and
Cobin, were on their way home through the woods, they saw a black-looking object on the road a short distance ahead of them. Believing it to be a bear, as one of those animals had been prowling around here lately, they went back to a neighbouring house, borrowed a gun, loaded it with buckshot, and returned, and when within sixty yards, they fired. On going up, they discovered it to be a man named John Rogers of Sunnidale, quite dead, the shot having taken effect in his head. They at once gave themselves into custody, and Dr. McManus is now holding an inquest. The deceased had been drinking during the evening and was on his way home, and is supposed to have been lying asleep. The event has cast a gloom over the village.
MALCOLMSON - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Mrs. Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. Henry Malcolmson, aged 29 years. The funeral will leave her husband's residence, 17 Ferry street, on Saturday, January 1st, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
December 13, 1869
RENSHAW, KNAPP - As two brothers named Renshaw, one drawing a hand sleigh with his only son, 3 years of age, and a lad named Knapp, about 13 years of age, were crossing Crow Lake on the 19th instant, they got into a crack in the ice , and all were drowned. The seam in the ice was about six feet wide and had only frozen the night before, and a slight snow having previously fallen, prevented them from seeing it. Crow Lake is about 35 miles from Perth.