Deaths Jan-June 1882
(No records exist for July-December 1882)
January 5, 1882
TANDY - Mr. William Tandy, editor of the Kingston "Whig" and one of the celebrated Tandy Bros, vocalists, died at his residence on Tuesday last. Mr. Tandy had often appeared in this city with his brother Rechab, a tenor, and delighted his audiences with his finished and artistic singing. At one time, with Mrs. Caldwell and Miss Maggie Barr, the Messrs Tandy gave a series of concerts together, presenting a splendid programme. Mr. Tandy had appeared in this city at a concert in the King Street Methodist Church in August last. He was a good writer and a genial, courteous gentleman.
January 6, 1882
ZIMMERMAN - (Beamsville) Jeremiah Zimmerman, one of the old settlers in this section, is dead. He was 81 years of age. His son, William Zimmerman, is recovering from injuries caused by a threshing machine some time ago.
January 7, 1882
SPOHN - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Mrs. Margaret Spohn, wife of the late J. L. Spohn, aged 75 years. Funeral at 1 p.m. on Sunday, 8th instant, from 79 Merrick Street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SCHECK - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Dorothea Herriman, beloved wife of A. Scheck, aged 68 years and 6 months. Funeral on Monday, 9th instant, at 2 p.m., from 21 Devonport Street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TWOHEY - (Toronto) Michael Twohey, a habitual drunkard, was found dead in his house on Jarvis Street to-day. His wife was intoxicated when he expired.
DREW - (Chatham) Edward Drew of the Township of Harwich, near Chatham, was found dead in his bed this morning. He attended church at Chatham last Sunday and retired last night in apparent good health and spirits. He leaves a wife and eleven children. The apparent cause of his death is heart disease.
RILEY - (London) An old woman named Riley, who had only been discharged from the hospital a few days ago, was found dead in bed at her house in Priddle Lane to-day.
GALLAGHER - (Belleville) Michael Gallagher, a young man from Shannonville who has been working in a lumber shanty in Michigan, was last week killed by a falling tree.
TAYLOR - From the "Globe": We are grieved to report the demise of Mr. W. Taylor of the Hamilton Chess Club. He was the Nestor of the club and will be held in kindly remembrance by all players with whom he came in contact. Mr. Taylor was a player of considerable strength, being one of the Hamilton team and will, therefore, prove a loss at our sister city club in more ways than one.
January 10, 1882
WILSON - Died on the 7th instant, Mrs. Ann Wilson, aged 76 years, mother of J. Richmond, Toronto, and Thomas Richmond, Hamilton, and daughter of Alexander English of Schull, County Cork, Ireland. Funeral from her late residence, No 90 Hunter Street East, at 2 o'clock p.m., Tuesday, 10th instant.
BURDETTE - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Robert, only son of Edward and Martha Burdette, aged 11 months. Funeral from 44 Robinson Street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please attend.
GARLAND - Died at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, on Saturday, 7th instant, of congestion of the lungs, Thomas Garland, general merchant.
GRAY - Died at Stoney Creek station, G.W.R., on the 7th instant, Henry Newton, youngest son of Charles E. and Helen Gray, aged 4 years and 2 months.
LEWIS - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Adolphus Lewis, aged 55 years. Funeral from the family residence, 43 Augusta street, at 3 p.m. to-morrow (Wednesday). Friends will please accept this intimation.
FORTMAN - Died at her residence, Saltfleet, on the morning of the 9th January, Frederilkie Fortman, aged 68 years, wife of John Fortman, native of Schlieswigh-Holstein, Germany.
DODDRIDGE - Died at Sacramento, on the 28th of December, Philip Doddridge, of Haemorrhage of the lungs, in the 30th year of his age, second son of Mrs. Brockelsly, 96 Hughson Street North.
DODDRIDGE - Died on the same day, Annie Henrietta, only child of Philip and Minnie Doddridge.
MCPHERSON - (Toronto) Alexander McPherson, of Temperance Street, was found dead in his bed this morning. It is supposed he died from an epileptic fit.
BOUSTEAD - (Toronto) Thomas Boustead, aged 25 years, son of Ald. J. B. Boustead, committed suicide this morning by shooting himself through the head. There is no cause assigned for the act which is supposed to have been committed in a moment of depression, as this morning when he took his breakfast he was apparently in the best of health and spirits, chatting and joking with his wife.
Some time ago he secured a situation in the Credit Valley Railway office at St. Thomas and was afterwards removed to Ingersoll where he formed the acquaintance of a Miss Gallagher whom he married some months ago. When it was decided to remove him to this city where he would have a larger scope for his known abilities, the merchants of St. Thomas and Ingersoll, as well as the employees of the company, presented him with an address, accompanied by a handsome silver tea set as a token of their regard and regret at his departure from their midst.
A few weeks ago his father purchased a house, No 45 Hazelton Avenue, and it was in that house that the fatal resolution was taken and accomplished. Last night he retired to bed as usual, and late in the night was attacked by a bilious fit which occasioned a spell of vomiting. This morning, however, he was as usual and laughed and joked with his wife and two lady visitors. It had been decided to give a dinner party to-morrow, and just before kissing his wife good-bye, the latter gave him a list of things he was to order, and as he was going out the door, one of the ladies remarked, "My gracious, what a couple of spooneys you are!" The goods wanted by his wife arrived home all right, and about 10 o'clock, Thomas himself appeared, ringing for admittance. He made no excuse for his unexpected return, but went direct to the dining-room and thence up to his bedroom. A moment later, his wife had occasion to go into the hall and she was startled by hearing a heavy fall overhead. She immediately ran upstairs and a second later, the visitors heard her shrieking. They rushed upstairs and found Mrs. Boustead lying across the body of her husband who was bleeding from a ghastly wound in the head. They attempted to raise her up, but she resisted, moaning, "Oh, oh, Tom has shot himself." The visitors then ran out on the street for assistance, and meeting Dr. Armstrong, informed him of what had occurred. That gentleman immediately repaired to the house, but found that his services were not required; the unfortunate young man was beyond aid. It appears that when the deceased visited the dining-room, he took from the bookcase his revolver, and upon reaching his bedroom stood in front of the mirror, placed the muzzle of the revolver to his right temple, and pulled the trigger, the ball traversing the whole extent of the brain. He fell outwards from the mirror with his arms outstretched and the revolver lying by his side, and in this way he was found by his wife.
The relatives and friends were at once notified and hurried to the house where a reporter found them suffering great mental distress.
Mr. Boustead was through a greater portion of the Turkish and Russian war, being engaged in the Red Cross service. On the conclusion of that war, he joined the Serbian army and was made a lieutenant and received three medals, he has been in many parts of the world and was known as a young man of great courage.
Dr. Johnston was notified, and after enquiring into all the particulars, decided that it was not necessary to hold an inquest. Mr. Boustead was at the C.V.R. office this morning but was not feeling well, and Mr. Ross told him to return home to rest.
ASHTON - (Columbus, Ont) Edward Ashton, while running the picker in the Empire woollen mills, met with an accident which proved fatal. His right arm was caught in the belt and his body was pulled around. The machinery was stopped as soon as possible when it was found that his right arm was torn to pieces, both ankles badly mangled, and his ribs all broken. Three doctors were in attendance, but the young man died.
MONK - (Rondeau) George Monk, about 55 years of age, dropped dead in his house at Shrewsbury this afternoon. He had suffered from rheumatism.
January 11, 1882
WYLD - Died at his father's residence, Dundas, on the morning of the 10th January, James Wyld, in the 37th year of his age. Funeral on Thursday, 12th instant, at 2 p.m.
GUY - Died at San Francisco, on the 27th of December, of asthma, John Guy, in the 42nd year of his age, brother of Hugh Guy, 10 Guise street.
O'NEIL - (Ottawa) Mr. John O'Neil, father-in-law of Sergeant James Hughes, of the Dominion Police, after eating his breakfast this morning, went upstairs, and in a few minutes afterwards, dropped dead. Mr. O'Neil was a man of advanced age; it is thought the cause of death was heart disease. He was an old resident of the city and much respected.
SPARROW - (Owen Sound) Today John Sparrow, an old resident of this town, committed suicide by hanging himself. Shortly before noon, he went out of the house towards the barn. There was nothing unusually noticeable in his manner. When dinner was ready, a member of the family went to call him. Getting no response, he proceeded to the barn where he was found suspended by a rope attached to a beam.
No cause is at present assigned for the deed, but it is believed he was troubled at times with a delirious mind and had frequently threatened to commit suicide.
January 12, 1882
BARTLETT - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Amos Bartlett, aged 29 years. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law, A Deston, 111 Herkimer Street west, at 2:30 p.m., on Friday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
January 13, 1882
KILGOUR - Died on Friday, 13th January, 1882, of inflammation of the lungs, Robert Kilgour, of the firm of J. & R. Kilgour, in the 39th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, No 81 Catherine Street, on Sunday, the 15th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
It is with deep regret that the death of Mr. Robert Kilgour, Jr., of the firm of J. & R. Kilgour, organ manufacturers of this city, is announced. Mr. Kilgour was first taken ill on Saturday last. Dr. Griffin was called in and the malady proved to be inflammation and congestion of the lungs. Mr. Kilgour died at 4:15 this morning at his Residence, No 81 Catherine Street south. Mr. Kilgour was a native of the township of Blenheim, county of Oxford, where his father was engaged in farming. Tiring of farming the deceased, in conjunction with his brother James, who survives him, some eighteen years ago embarked in the music business in the city when the trade was in its infancy, and by close attention to business and upright dealings, the firm of J. & R. Kilgour soon established for itself a name second to none in the music trade in western Canada. A son and daughter, issue of his marriage with Miss Orr of Brantford, and his widow are left to mourn the demise of a loving husband and father, and to them a large circle of friends and the people of the city generally will extend the utmost sympathy in their great sorrow. Mr. Kilgour was a consistent conservative in politics, and by his death the party loses one of its most faithful supporters.
CARSON - Died at the Methodist Parsonage, Woodstock, on Friday morning, January 13th, Harold Lavelle Carson, eldest son of Nellie Maud and Rev. W. W. Carson, aged 6 years and 2 months. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Woodstock, Ontario.
SUTTON - Died at 86 Wellington Street south, on the 12th instant, James Sutton, aged 27 years and 9 months. Funeral from the above address to Rock Bay cemetery, on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m.
BABB - In this city, on the 12th instant, Mary O'Neil, wife of James Babb, aged 39 years. Funeral on Sabbath at 1 p.m. from 78 Herkimer Street. Friends will please accept this notice.
JAMES - Died on Friday morning, January 13th, Laura, youngest daughter of Charles James, aged 1 year, 11 months, and 7 days. Funeral from residence, 9 Bay Street North, on Saturday, 14th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TAYLOR - Mr. Thomas H. Taylor, Secretary of the Commercial Travellers’ Association, died at his residence, Guelph, yesterday morning, aged 43 years. Deceased was well known to the public of Ontario, having been on the road as a commercial traveller for many years, and before losing his voice by that disease, consumption, to which he succumbed, took an active part at concerts in all parts of Ontario.
STRIKER - (Romney) Charles Striker, a young man employed by C. G. Fox of Kingsville, was instantly killed in felling a tree in the woods about nine miles from here. He was struck on the head by a falling limb. His skull being broken, death was instantaneous.
SLOAN - (Galt) Samuel Sloan, of North Dumfries, died last week after a lingering illness.
CLOUTING - (Galt) On Sunday morning last, Mr. James Clouting, one of the oldest settlers in the Township of Beverly, departed this life at the advanced age of 81 years and 7 months. Until a few months ago the deceased was able to be about and his familiar form was occasionally to be seen on our streets. With Mr. Clouting passes away another of that little band of pioneers whose untiring energy made this country what it is to-day. Year by year their number is being reduced by the hand of death, and in a few short years the places that knew them once shall know them no more.
January 14, 1882
O'BRIEN - Died in this city, on Friday, January 13th, Edith Jane, youngest and beloved daughter of William and Susan O'Brien, aged 10 months. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m., from No. 46 Pearl Street South. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
LONSDALE - Died at Grand Crossing, Chicago, Illinois, on the 10th January, 1882, Mary E Lonsdale, daughter of W. E. Lonsdale, Esq., late of this city, in the 21st year of her age.
ALLAN - Died in Simcoe, on the 14th instant, George, son of William Allan of this city, in the 29th year of his age. Funeral from his father's residence, 14 Barton Street West, on Tuesday, the 17th instant, at 1 o'clock.
WALSH - (Ottawa) An insane man named Walsh shot himself in the basement of Notre Dame Cathedral this afternoon. Devotions were in progress, the congregation consisting largely of women, and a panic ensued when the report of the revolver was heard, but no one was injured. Walsh's death was instantaneous.
LITTLE - (Galt) George Little, formerly of this town, recently died at Atchison, Kansas.
PALMER - (Beamsville) Bridget Palmer, better known as old Biddy, is dead. Her age must have been about 100 years.
SLOAN - (Galt) The family of Mrs. Sloan, living in West Dumfries, has been severely visited for some months by typhoid fever. John Sloan contracted the disease first while living in Galt, and going home to be nursed, one after another of the members of his family lay down with the fever. Of the two daughters, the youngest died a few weeks ago, and on Wednesday morning last, Samuel, a stout, robust and previously healthy young man, who had only been ill for about a week, breathed his last.
HARINGTON - Last evening Mr. J. J. Mason, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Canada, A.F. & A.M., received a telegram notifying him of the sudden death at 5:40 yesterday afternoon of Mr. L. D. Harington, of Prescott, Past Grand Master. The deceased gentleman was pretty well advanced in years and was well known, owing to his long service under the Government, he having been up to a few years ago Deputy Receiver-General. He was superannuated and removed to Prescott where he had since resided. The cause of his death was heart disease. The sad occurrence will be deplored by a large circle of friends as well as by his Masonic brothers.
MOREAU - (Rimouski) Moreau was hung in the jail yard at 8:30 a.m. He mounted the scaffold with a firm step, knelt down, and stood up without aid. He did not say anything in reference to his crime. His lips continually moved in prayer. The fall was nine feet, and death was instantaneous. His neck was broken and his head nearly severed from the trunk. The body was cut down after two and a half minutes after the fall, the trunk bleeding profusely. Moreau had not said anything lately about his alleged accomplice.
The crime which Moreau expiated on the gallows was committed in late last summer. He had been chopping in the woods for some time, and one day his wife accompanied him.
Towards evening he returned alone and enquired of the children as to the whereabouts of their mother. They replied that she had not come back since morning, at which he betrayed neither surprise nor anxiety. The disappearance of the woman becoming noised about, two men went out in search, taking Moreau with them, and he showed them the spot where he pretended to have parted from her. During the search, he showed no emotion even when the suspicions of his companions were fully expressed. At last the body was found in a lonely place, covered with leaves and fearfully mangled by an axe. The sight of the victim made no impression on the man who was suffered to go home. But he was subsequently arrested, and the web of circumstantial evidence was so closely woven around him at the time that he was found guilty. An appeal to the Minister of Justice at Ottawa failed to procure a mitigation of the sentence of death.
January 16, 1882
BURNS - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, Ella May, only child of Robert and Mary Burns, aged 8 months. Funeral from her grandfather's residence, 176 Robert Street East, at 2 p.m., on Tuesday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
STEVENS - Died in Pittsburgh, on Thursday, January 12th, 1882, Mrs. N. Stevens, aged 72 years and 6 months.
LAPIERRE - (Ottawa) Horace Lapierre, city solicitor, died at an early hour this morning. He had been in ill health for several years, but has only been confined to his room since Wednesday.
January 17, 1882
SACHS - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Elizabeth, wife of Adam Sachs, aged 27 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from corner of Hess and Napier streets. Friends will please accept this notice.
January 18, 1882
STAUNTON - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Gertrude, youngest daughter of John and Mary Jane Staunton, aged 2 years, 6 months, and 18 days. Funeral from 119 King Street East, at 4:30 on Thursday, 19th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.
THOMAS - Died at Kensington, London, England, on January 1st, 1882, Elizabeth Richards, widow of E. Cartwright Thomas, late of this city, aged 77 years.
HOOPER - Mr. S. Hooper, who for a number of years has been keeping a small store on the corner of MacNab and Mulberry streets, was buried to-day. He sold candy to the school children for twenty years or more and was always known to furnish the best article. He died in solitude, his only son being away from home.
TRIPP - Job Tripp, for more than forty-five years, a resident of Brantford is dead, aged 75.
FELL - Joseph E. Fell of Brantford Township is dead. He was 70.
LYALL - (Paris) A young lad, 14 years of age, named James Lyall, in the employ of D. Maxwell, was accidentally killed this morning. It appears he was lying on the moveable table of the iron elevator in the foundry, and when it ascended, his head came in contact with the beam above, crushing his head and neck fearfully, causing death in a few moments.
January 19, 1882
BALLHOUSE - Died at Toronto, on the 18th instant, Charles Robert, second son of F. M. Bellhouse, aged 4 years and 7 months. Funeral will leave G.W.R. station on arrival of Toronto train at 11:15 a.m. on Friday. Friends will please attend without further notice.
TREMLETT - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Elizabeth, beloved wife of William Tremlett, in her 72nd year. Funeral on Saturday at 4 p.m., from 25 MacNab Street North. Friends will please accept this notice.
MCKENNA - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Walter McKenna, youngest son of James and Margaret McKenna, aged 14 months and 18 days. Funeral will take place on Friday, at 3 p.m., from his parents' residence, No. 79 Peter Street. Friends will please attend.
WHITNEY - Died in this city, on January 18th, William, youngest son of Thomas and Mary Whitney, aged 25 years. Funeral will take place from his father's residence, No. 16 Barton Street West, at 2:30 p.m., on Friday. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
TUCKETT - Died at Durham, North Carolina, on the 15th instant, John Tuckett, aged 51 years, a native of Devonshire, England, brother of George E. Tuckett, of Hamilton.
It is our melancholy duty to announce the death of a former citizen of Hamilton, Mr. John Tuckett, who died at Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday, the 15th instant, of pulmonary
consumption, having been in poor health for the past year. The deceased gentleman has been a resident of Durham for the past six years where he was engaged in the tobacco business for his brother, George E. Tuckett, Esq., of this city. Mr. John Tuckett was born in Devonshire, England, and was at the time of his death 51 years of age. He was a man of gentle and retiring disposition...The remains are being brought to Hamilton for interment.
CREED - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, James Creed, aged 75 years and 26 days. Funeral will leave the residence of his son-in-law, Charles R. Hurs, 99 Elgin Street, on Friday, the 20th, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SAWYER - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Eliza H., eldest daughter of L. D. Sawyer. Funeral from her father's residence, MacNab Street South of Herkimer, at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, the 21st instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GROSVENOR - (Fredericton, N.B.) Mr. Fraser Grosvenor died suddenly this morning of heart disease at the Hotel Royal, Queen Street, where he was boarding.
January 20, 1882
FOSTER - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Edward William Foster, aged 31 years. Funeral from his late residence, Picton Street between Ferguson Avenue and Wellington Street, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
MEADOWS - Died at his residence, 83 Hess Street North, on the morning of the 20th instant, Mr. Samuel Meadows, a native of Suffolk, England, in the 60th year of his age. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Friends will please attend without further notice.
CLEARY - Died in this city on the 20th, Thomas, eldest son of Stephen and Ellen Cleary, aged 21 years. Funeral on Sunday from his father's residence, 284 James Street North, at 1:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GIROUX - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, George Giroux, aged 69 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 144 Market Street, on Saturday, 21st, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
MONTIZAMBERT - (Ottawa) Mr. Montizambert, law clerk of the Senate, died suddenly at Quebec.
January 21, 1882
WORK - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Margaret, youngest daughter of Donald Work, aged 16 years and 1 month. Funeral from her father's residence, 9 Grove Street, on Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
DALGLEIGH - Mrs. William Dalgleish, aged 69, fell dead at Preston on Monday.
MCKAY - A brakeman named John McKay was found crushed to death beneath his train at Guelph station at 2:30 o'clock this morning. He was seen a moment before and it is supposed that he fell while descending from a car. When found life was extinct. His wife and family reside at Palmerston.
MAHER - Friday night between 9 and 10 o'clock, Patrick Maher and his daughter Bridget, who live together in a little log house in Nelson Township, near Cumminsville, about two and a half miles from Waterdown, were murdered by a man named Rourke. The murderer had been working for young Maher, a son of the murdered man, and had been paid off amicably on Thursday.
Between 9 and 10 o'clock, Friday evening, young Maher, who had elsewhere been engaged, arrived at his father's house. He found Rourke, who had an axe in his hand, standing at the door. Rourke said to Maher, "You're just in time", striking at him with the axe at the same time. Maher carried a stick with him with which he parried the blow and knocked Rourke down, but so well aimed had been the blow with the axe that the brim of his hat was cut. Leaving Rourke lying on the ground, Maher walked into the house where a horrible sight almost paralyzed his faculties. His sister lay dead on the floor with her throat cut, and his father's body was weltering in his blood. The young man, feeling that Rourke had committed the horrible murder, hastened to the spot where he had left the murderer lying but he had disappeared, leaving his hat behind.
The murderer is 30 years old and lived with his family in West Flamborough. At the present writing it is not known in the city what incited Rourke to kill two people and attempt the murder of the third. In the morning John Foster was coming to Hamilton to market from Nelson Township. Arriving opposite Maher’s place, the young man came out, told him the fearful tale of blood, and asked him to report the circumstances to the Hamilton police, which he did.
Detectives were sent out to make an investigation and a reporter of this paper also went to the scene to get the full particulars of what seemed the most diabolical murder which has been perpetrated in this part of Canada for many a year.
Old Maher was about 84 years of age and Bridget was a young woman. The son who so narrowly escaped the terrible doom of the other members of the family works out among the neighbouring farmers during the summer and has been in the habit of living with his father during the winter.
The murderer’s name is Michael Rourke. He is 28 or 30 years old, five feet nine inches high, dark complexion, thick set, born in Ireland, Irish accent noticeable.
January 23, 1882
BLUNDELL - (Toronto) Thomas H. Blundell, well known in the jewellery trade, died of apoplexy. He was only four months married.
CURRIE - (Toronto) James Currie, Sr., the well known boiler maker, died suddenly in the Central Presbyterian Church. He had taken up the collection.
SMITH - (Shelburne) An old man named Smith of the Township of Amaranth was foully murdered last night. An unknown man fired at him through the window. The sole witness was the old man's nephew, aged 14, who had a narrow escape as the assassin fired at him also. The boy ran for his life to a neighbour's, quite a distance off, when looking back, he saw the house on fire. On hastening back with the neighbours, they found the old man dead at the door with one leg burned off to the knee. There is no clue to the assassin except from the somewhat uncertain description given by the excited nephew.
STUART – (St. Catharines) Daniel Stuart died at his residence, Academy Street, January 20. He was a universal favourite here and an active member of the Athletic Lacrosse Club.
January 24, 1882
CHRISTIANSON - Died in this city, on Monday, January 23rd, John Peter Christianson, a native of Germany, aged 33 years and 8 months. Funeral from his late residence, corner of King and Tisdale streets, to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
THORNE - (St. John, N.B.) Edward L. Thorne, chief appraiser in the St. John custom house, died this morning. He was a descendant of the Loyalists and was 74 years old.
WARREN - (St. Thomas) Saturday last a young man from the country named Warren, in company with two others, indulged too freely in whiskey, and while on his way home, he was seized with a violent fit of vomiting and strangulation from which he died shortly after.
January 25, 1882
WOODS - Died at Ancaster, on Tuesday, the 24th instant, G.A. Woods, in the 54th year of his age.
HALL - Robert Hall, bellboy in the Windsor Hotel, Montreal, was killed to-day by falling down the elevator opening.
January 26, 1882
KRETSCHMANN - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Maude, only daughter of Richard and Kellie Kretschmann, aged 1 year, 1 month, and 20 days. Funeral on Saturday, at 2 p.m. from the Walker House, corner of Ferguson Avenue and King Street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
UMBACK - (Berlin) Frederick, brother of Rev. S. L. Umback of this town, died in Illinois the other day.
January 27, 1882
CONNOLLY - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Mary, wife of James Connolly, aged 73 years. Funeral on Sunday from 12 Kelly Street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HALL - Killed at Windsor Hotel, Montreal, on Tuesday, January 24th, Randall Hall, aged 18 years. Funeral from J. H. Bland's on Friday at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FRECHETTE - (Quebec) The sudden death is reported here of a six-year-old child named Frechette. While at play, it broke a blood vessel and died in five minutes.
GIDNEY - The death is announced at Ridgetown in his 79th year of Angus M. Gidney, a veteran journalist and late sergeant-at-arms in the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia.
January 28, 1882
YOUNG - Died at her son's residence, corner of Park and Hannah streets, on Friday, the 27th of January, Jemima S. Young, relict of the late John Young, Jr. Funeral on Sunday, the 29th January, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MONTEITH - Died at Oshawa, on the 26th instant, peacefully, Jennie, eldest daughter of John Monteith, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral will take place from W. J. Kerr's, 123 Caroline Street North, on Monday, at 3:30 p.m.
CARPENTER - Mr. Carpenter's horses ran away with him at Seaforth yesterday, throwing him out of the sleigh and causing such injuries that he died this morning. He belonged to Dublin, Ontario.
January 30, 1882
McFADDEN - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Ida Jane, daughter of William and Lovina McFadden, aged 3 months and 28 days. Funeral will leave the residence of John M. Fedden, 342 Hughson Street North, on Monday, 30th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
KING - An old man named George King died suddenly to-day at Rochesterville while sitting in his chair. He was over 90 years of age.
TWEEDY - (London) At the police station Robert Tweedy, who had been found lying in a dying condition in the street, died after lingering several hours. He was at one time well off and possessed a great deal of property, but he ran through it and died a vagrant.
WALKER - Mr. S. Walker, assistant superintendent of the western section of the Grand Trunk Railway, who was taken to Montreal last week labouring under an attack of fever, died yesterday.
January 31, 1882
WALKER - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, Jeannette, wife of James Walker, aged 22 years. Funeral from her late residence, 28 Catherine Street, on Wednesday, at 10 o'clock a.m. to Tapleytown cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
ANGLE - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, Peter F. Angle, aged 81 years. Funeral on Wednesday, February 1st, at 2 p.m., from his daughter, Mrs. Madgett's residence, corner of Barton and William streets. Friends will please accept this intimation.
RILETT - Died on the morning of Thursday, the 26th instant, at her father's residence, Saltfleet, Elizabeth Rilett, aged 26 years, 6 months, and 8 days.
February 1, 1882
WILSON - Died in this city, on February 1st, Charles Wilson, in the 32nd year of his age. Funeral from the residence of his brother, corner of Wellington and Cannon streets at
3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LEMAN - A. R. Leman, a farmer living in East Oxford, and brother to W. G. Leman, machine agent for Thomas Brown & Co. of Ingersoll, was instantly killed this afternoon at 3 o'clock in East Oxford by the bursting of the fly wheel of a circular saw.
HATFIELD - (Guelph) A 9-year-old son of Stephen Hatfield, Aboyne, died the other day from injuries received by a fall while skating two weeks previous.
February 2, 1882
CRUSH - Died at the Merchants' Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, on the 28th January, George A. Crush, late of Toronto.
BATES - Died in Saltfleet, on Tuesday, January 31st, Joseph Bates, in the 62nd year of his age.
MOORE - Died in this city, on the 1st February, 1882, Louisa Agnes (Wonnie), widow of the late Luke Moore, of Montreal, and daughter of James Cahill, of Hamilton. Funeral from the residence of her father, No 101 King Street East, on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SMITH - (Toronto) The body of the young man drowned while skating on the bay last night was recovered this morning. It was recognized as that of Francis Smith, a young English carpenter who had only been a short time in the country.
LYNN - (Ottawa) A telegram to-day announces the death of Dr. James P. Lynn at Toronto. Dr. Lynn was a former resident of Ottawa and for many years secretary of the Ottawa and Bathurst division of the Medical Association.
February 3, 1882
CONSTANT - (Montreal) Dominique Constant, a butcher, was caught in the machinery in the abattoir last evening and received such injuries that he died shortly after.
PETERS - (Brantford) Mr. S. Peters died yesterday. He was one of the licence commissioners, and was a candidate on the Reform side against Mr. J. H. Fraser when Colonel Walker was unseated.
February 4, 1882
UPTHEGROVE - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Barbary, beloved wife of Edward Upthegrove, aged 24 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 248 Barton Street East, on Sunday, the 5th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HENRY - (Beamsville) William Henry, farmer, took sick on Sunday and died last evening - congestion of the lungs.
JOHNSON - Mrs. George Johnson, aged 80 years, long a resident of this place, died yesterday. (Beamsville)
SULLIVAN - The London "Free Press" tells this horrible story. Patrick Sullivan and his wife have until lately lived in the Burwell settlement in the Township of Caradoc, but during Friday were engaged in moving a short distance away to a new homestead. They were riding in a wagon in the bottom of which was a quantity of straw. The husband was smoking, a coal fell among the inflammable material, and fanned by a wind suddenly burst into a flame. Mrs. Sullivan had smelled the smoke a moment, and her next sensations were that she was on fire. She became hysterical with fear and screamed so loudly that the horses were frightened beyond the control of her husband. She sprang out and ran along the roadside enveloped in flames and not until nearly all her clothes had been burned off and her husband had been able to return was the fire extinguished. She was at once taken into a neighbouring house and Dr. Francis of Delaware summoned. He found that the flesh on her body had been literally roasted and her injuries of so severe a character that he entertains no hope of her recovery. She had $65 in bank bills in her pocket and they were burned to ashes. She and her family have the sympathy of the entire community. (She died next day)
February 6, 1882
BOARD - (Toronto) Edward Board, the old man who was stabbed by Nelson some months ago, died at the hospital this morning. Nelson is now serving a two-year term in the penitentiary. Board had been drinking hard of late and the doctors attribute his death to this.
SCARLETT - James Scarlett, an old resident of the east end of the city, died suddenly this morning. He arose at 8 o'clock, and after attending to the fires in the house, fell dead from heart disease.
STEWART - (St. John) The other evening a young woman named Steward lodged at the house of Donald McLean, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Next morning she appeared in her usual health and
no suspicious circumstances were noticed. Later on, one of the household found the body of a dead infant in the bed in which the woman slept. An inquest was held and a verdict returned that the deceased came to its death from exposure and need on account of the neglect of the mother to call for assistance. The woman was arrested.
February 7, 1882
GORDON - Died at Burlington, on the 6th February, 1882, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Charles Gordon, eldest son of John Gordon, Esq., of Guelph, aged 31 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence at 2 p.m. on Thursday next, the 9th instant. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
BURROWS - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, William Burrows, Sr., aged 82 years. Funeral will leave the residence of Captain Peter Davis, 41 Macaulay Street West, to-morrow morning, at 8 p.m. per the G. W. R. station, thence to London for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
PHILIP - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Ellen, daughter of Mr. Joseph Philip. Funeral on Thursday, the 9th instant, at 8:30 a.m., from her father's residence, 312 Hughson Street North. Friends will please accept this notice.
RYAN - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Ellen, wife of Mr. Michael Ryan, aged 49 years. Funeral will leave the family residence, corner of Main and Ferguson Avenue, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.
MADDEN - Died on February 6th, at Stoney Creek, Rev. George C. Madden, Methodist minister. Funeral at his late residence on Thursday at 9 a.m.
FERRARN - (Montreal) Ontario Ferrarn, an Italian, was found dead in his room in a lodging house.
MULLIGAN - W. Mulligan, employed in the soap works on Amherst Street, fell into a vat of boiling soap to-day and lost his life. (Montreal)
SHEARER - (London) Mr. John Shearer, the well known sheep breeder of Westminster, who was injured in a runaway accident the other day, died from his injuries to-night.
MORAN - (St. John's, Nfld.) Two wealthy sisters named Moran got into a quarrel. One fell into an open fire and was burned to death.
February 8, 1882
NEWSON - Died at Berlin, on the 6th February, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Tindill Simpson, Julia A., relict of the late Exeter S. Newson, of Hamilton, in her 73rd year. Funeral on Thursday morning from the North Western station to Burlington cemetery on the arrival of the 11:25 o'clock train.
CAMERON - (Halifax) The inquest commenced this afternoon by Coroner T. R. Halmon on the body of Alexander Cameron who was killed in the collision on the Intercolonial Railway near Windsor junction last night. Harvey Smith and Edgar Blair, the engine drivers of the trains, were the only witnesses examined. The inquest was adjourned till to-morrow.
February 9, 1882
MCKAY - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Ellen Jessie, beloved daughter of Donald and Ellen McKay, conductor G.W.R., aged 11 months and 25 days. Funeral from her parents' residence, No 238 Bay Street North, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
HAUGH - (Guelph) About a month ago, Thomas Kenny, a notorious vagabond, entered the house of an old woman, Mrs. Haugh, and beat her most unmercifully. Her injuries were not thought serious at the time, but on the magistrate and chief of police going to take her deposition, it was found she was past all hope of being able to do so and gradually sank until she died this morning. A coroner's inquest is to be held, and meantime Kenny is in jail.
QUINN - (Montreal) Timothy Quinn dropped dead in his own house on St. Joseph Street from heart disease.
ASHMORE - (Brantford) Miss Sarah A, Ashmore, formerly governess at the young ladies' college, is dead.
Yesterday the funeral of the late Sarah Ashmore took place from her father's residence, Scotch Block. The lady died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. William Renton. She had undergone a very painful surgical operation some months since and did not rally as was expected. Rev. Mr. Black of Caledonia officiated at the funeral.
February 10, 1882
STEELE - Died at Bankhead, Greensville, on the 9th instant, John Steele, aged 72 years and 4 months. Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. from his late residence.
GORDON - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Ellen, wife of James Gordon, postoffice, Hamilton. Funeral will leave her late residence, 189 MacNab Street North, Saturday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
TRUESDALL - (Brockville) A young man, 21 years of age, known as Fred Truesdall, an adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Truesdall, committed suicide yesterday by hanging in the barn attached to the Truesdall household. Deceased had for some time past shown signs of insanity.
STEVENS - (Port Hope) Yesterday afternoon a number of men were engaged at A. Winslow's new brewery in elevating barley. There were eighteen bags placed on the elevator platform and it was the first time it had been used with a weight. While the men were thus engaged, a young man named James Stevens, lately employed as teamster for Mr. Scott, bricklayer, and who had just come along with a load of bricks, was asked by his uncle, Mr. Robertson, one of the men employed at the work, to give them a hand at the rope. He complied, and when the elevator had got about half way to the top of the building, the machinery gave way and the whole mass descended on young Stevens, killing him instantly. His neck was broken and his skull fractured.
ROUTLEY, TRACEY, DRENNAN - This morning the sad information was passed about of the death of two of Kingston's oldest citizens, Mr. Routley and Mr. Tracey. They were both very old in years. The feeling of depression was much intensified by the sudden death of ex-mayor S. T. Drennan at 9 o'clock this morning. He died at his residence. He was a prominent Conservative and president of their associatint here. He was a leading furniture manufacturer and had at one time the big cabinet manufactory at the penitentiary. He was about 60 years of age.
THOMPSON - This morning in the Township of Ancaster a very sad casualty happened by which Mr. David Thompson lost his life. Deceased was working in a sand pit at Fiddlers Green from which he had been taking sand lately for building purposes. There was another man working with him at the pit at a short distance away whose attention was aroused by the sound of falling earth and upon looking around, he found to his intense horror that Mr. Thompson had been buried alive. He screamed for help and willing hands were soon engaged unearthing the unfortunate man. Only a few minutes elapsed ere the men had secured the victim of the treacherous pit, but sad to say their efforts were fruitless, for when they reached him he was cold in death. Deceased lived on the mountain road between this city and Ancaster. He was a well-to-do butcher and farmer, highly respected by all who knew him, and his sad death will be deeply deplored.
A wife and four children are left to mourn the loss of a loving father, and a large circle of acquaintances the friendship of a generous friend.
February 11, 1882
BURKE - (Brockville) A stone mason named Cormack, living on the corner of Main Street and a lane running back towards Pearl Street, heard a pistol shot, and looking out, saw a boy running down the lane. On going out, he found at the corner on a pile of stones the inanimate form of a little boy named William Burke, seven years of age, with blood flowing from a large hole in the centre of his forehead. The body was at once taken into the house and Dr. Moore summoned. Upon arrival he pronounced the case as hopeless. The boy who fired the shot was subsequently arrested. He turns out to be a youth named James Johnson, fourteen years of age, and upon his person was found the pistol with which the deed was done. It had not a trigger, and Johnson says that while he and Burke were examining it, it went off. Johnson was sent to jail until Monday. Burke died this morning.
MORLAND - (Madoc) A most disastrous fire occurred yesterday evening near Pringle's mills, Huntingdon. The house of John Morland was burned to the ground and his wife, stepdaughter, and three children were burned to death before they could make their escape. Two young men, named Simon Rambough and Minalard Huff, who were stopping at the house, were so badly burned that they are not expected to recover.
RUSSELL - Albert Russell, son of Mr. Russell, brewer of Drummondville, while drawing ice a few days since, fell from his seat on the wagon and the wheel passing over his shoulder, crushed it severely, causing his death on Tuesday last.
KENNEDY - His numerous friends will be pained to learn that Mr. James Kennedy, well known in Toronto and Hamilton, has fallen a fatal victim to paralysis. Mr. Kennedy came down to his Mammoth billiard parlour on Monday morning in his usual good health, and a few minutes afterward was prostrated with paralysis in the whole left side of his body. He was taken to his residence at 177 Richmond Street West where he remained perfectly unconscious till Friday morning when he breathed his last. The deceased was 63 years of age and was father-in-law of Mr. Samuel May, the well known billiard table maker of Toronto. The remains will be taken to Dundas on Monday per Great Western Railway.
February 13, 1882
MCCRAE - Died in this city, on Sunday, 12th instant, Flora, fourth daughter of the late Mr. Alexander McCrae. Funeral will take place from the family residence, 15 Cannon Street West, on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
ANDREWS - (Montreal) An old veteran of the Peninsular war under Wellington, named James Andrews, died lately at Windsor Mills, this Province, aged 101. He was a native of Tyrone, Ireland, and came to Canada in 1838. He was eighty years a Freemason.
RILEY - The wife of William Riley of Lynden, who had been on a visit to her mother and had just returned home, in good health, was taken suddenly ill on Saturday and died within five minutes.
SMITH - At about noon to-day a rumour was current on the streets that a man named Smith, living on Cherry Street, had committed suicide a short time before. A "Spectator" reporter visited the locality mentioned and found the rumour all too true.
Entering the house, No 38 Cherry Street, just south of Hunter Street, a fearful sight met his gaze. In the small sitting room was a lounge up on which lay the body of an old man, his neck gashed in a terrible manner, the jugular vein being completely severed and the muscles of the throat cut. The body and clothing were deluged with blood which lay in a pool upon the floor by the lounge. A pillow which had been under the man lay upon the floor and it too was crimson with the life blood of the unfortunate man.
The suicide's name was William Smith. He was 60 years of age and a native of England. For twelve years he served in the Royal British Artillery as a Farrier Sergeant and had been through the Crimean war. Having received his discharge, he and his wife came to this country, and have lived in Hamilton for the past four years. They had no family. Mr. Smith had no trade or profession other than that of an artilleryman, and while here worked as a labourer. For some time during the past season he had worked for Mr. Kilvington, florist of this city, who thought a good deal of the old man who was a faithful, honest, and industrious workman. He and his wife attended Park Street Baptist Church here and were much respected by their neighbours, all of whom have a good word to say of Mr. Smith, describing him as a really good man.
Some three weeks ago Mr. Smith was prostrated by a severe attack of asthma. Dr. Husband was called in and was treating him at the time of his death. Mrs. Smith says that this week there had been a decided improvement in her husband's health. The neighbours were very kind and some
members of the Masonic fraternity here, to which order Mr. Smith had belonged while in Scotland, though he had not affiliated with any lodge in the city, had been very kind to them and helped them pecuniarily. Consequently Mrs. Smith was beginning to look forward hopefully to her husband's restoration to health and better times.
Dr. Husband had left some medicine for Mr. Smith to take but this morning when Mrs. Smith urged him to take it he objected. She said "You had better take your medicine according to the doctor's orders or it won't do you any good. It's no use having a doctor unless you take his medicine". To this the unfortunate man replied, “Oh, it won't do me any good", and he refused to take it. He was then sitting on the lounge covered with blankets and supported by a pillow. He then asked for a razor of which he had two, an old one and a sharp one which he used for shaving, saying his nails looked bad and he wanted to clean them. As he had often cleaned his nails with a razor, Mrs. Smith thought nothing of it, and proceeded to give him the old one. He then asked for the new razor, and his wife noticed that he was staring around the room in a queer sort of way, and she asked him what he was staring at. "Oh", said he, "It's nothing". Mrs. Smith then offered to give her husband a hairpin to clean his nails with, fearing that he would cut his fingers with the sharp razor, but he would have none of it. She then tried to make him think he could clean his nails well enough with the old razor but he would not have it, and so she gave him the new one.
At this time Mrs. Smith only feared that, being weak, he would cut his fingers with the sharp instrument, but it is evident the sick man had, in a fit of despairing melancholy, fully determined to make way with himself and so was bound to have the sharp razor. Having given him the razor, Mrs. Smith drew a chair up near where her husband was sitting to watch that he did not cut his fingers. Her attention was called away from him for just a second and to her horror she saw him a second later lift the razor and cut an awful gash in his throat and twice again he drew the keen weapon across his throat in rapid strokes before his wife could spring forward and stop him. He then sank down, bleeding profusely and was dead in a few minutes from loss of blood.
Mrs. Reid, a kind neighbour, came running in answer to Mrs. Smith's call and she hailed Br. Woolverton who happened to be driving past, but the medical doctor could do nothing to save the man's life.
The police were notified and officers sent to the house. Subsequently a message was sent up that an inquest was not deemed necessary under the circumstances.
Mr. Kilverton and the brethren of the Masonic order here are doing all that kindness can devise for the heartbroken widow.
February 14, 1882
MUNRO - (Woodstock) A boy named Charles Munro, 8 years of age, fell into a pond near the G.W.R. station about five o'clock this afternoon, and being unable to swim was drowned.
February 15, 1882
ASHMORE - Died suddenly, at the residence of her brother-in-law, William Renton, Carluke, Ancaster, on the 6th instant, Sarah Ann, second daughter of William Ashmore, Scotch Block, Ancaster, aged 32 years.
BATCHARD - (Montreal) - The coroner's jury in the case of the child Batchard who died suddenly last week returned a verdict of murder against the party who gave him strong drink which caused his death.
February 16, 1882
O'DELL - Died at 138 Jackson Street East, on February 15th Robert George, youngest son of Mr. E, W. O'Dell, aged 10 months. Funeral on Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WHELAN - (Peterborough) A man named John Whelan who resides in the northern portion of the town, near Auburn, committed suicide shortly before six o'clock this evening by cutting his throat. He severed the jugular vein and must have died instantly. He was about 50 years of age, a labourer, and married. No cause is assigned for the rash act. An inquest is now proceeding.
February 17, 1882
ELLIS - Died at 178 York Street, on the 17th instant, James Real, only child of James and Carrie Ellis, aged 6 months and 15 days. Funeral on Saturday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BOILEAU - (Cornwall) A boy named Boileau, aged about 10 years, while playing near the canal at the factories in East Cornwall, fell in and was drowned. The body has not yet been recovered.
MACGUIRE - (Lakefield) A boy named Macguire, 10 years old, was drowned in the Otonabee River here this evening. He, with another boy, got into a wagon that had just crossed the ferry. After the ferry started back, the horse began to back up, the wagon going over the bank into the river. One man in charge of the ferry jumped into the river on
hearing the cries and succeeded in saving one of the boys, but owing to the darkness could not see the other.
WHALEN - Patrick Whalen, whose house little Johnny Connors ran to from the Donnelly homestead on the night of the Biddulph massacre, was buried on Wednesday. He had been ill about a month. Patrick Donnelly attended the funeral.
February 18, 1882
MCLEOD - Died this Saturday morning, in the Township of Barton, Peter, infant son of Gilbert and Lottie McLeod, aged 2 months. Funeral on Monday, the 20th, at 1 o'clock p.m.
COVERTRY - Died suddenly in this city, on the 17th instant, Edwin M. Covertry, formerly of Hudson, N.Y., aged 67 years. Funeral from his late residence, 15 Barton Street West, on Sunday, the 19th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TRAILL - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, John, second son of Allan Traill, Esq., 65 West Avenue North. Funeral Monday, the 20th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TEW - Died at Dundas, on Saturday, the 18th instant, John A. Tew, aged 35 years. Funeral will leave G.W.R. station, Hamilton, at 11:20 a.m., on Monday, 20th instant.
CASWELL - (Toronto) To-night a streetcar driver named William Caswell was run over and instantly killed on King Street West. He alighted from the car to remove a block of ice from the centre of the roadway which had dropped from a wagon. While stooping down with his back to the car, the horse started, and the poor man met his death. He was frightfully mangled. He leaves a wife and five children.
ANGLO - (Bobcaygeon) A man named John Anglo, residing in Harvey, while attempting to cross Rice Lake yesterday evening, broke through the ice and was drowned. The body has not yet been recovered.
ASCOTT - An old man named Isaac Ascot, also a resident of Harvey, was killed this evening by a falling tree.
HUNTER - (Brantford) David Hunter of this city died at St. Louis on his way home on Thursday.
February 20, 1882
STUART - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, William Stuart, in the 56th year of his age, native of Banffshire, Scotland. Funeral from his late residence, 111 Jackson Street East, on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DALY - Died at East Flamborough, on the 20th instant, John Daly, aged 56 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
RYERSON - (Toronto) Rev. Dr. Ryerson, the father of the public school system of Ontario, died at his residence in this city this morning, aged 78. He had been ill for several months, but strong hopes were entertained of his recovery as the spring approached, and his death was a matter of much surprise. He was placed on the superannuation list on full pay when Hon Adam Cooke became Minister of Education, and had consequently his whole time at his disposal which he employed in getting out his book "The History of the U. E. Loyalists".
In the early years of his ministry, he was employed like most Methodist ministers of his day as a missionary and did good service among the Indians of the Northwestern part of Upper Canada. In politics he was an enthusiastic supporter of St. John A. Macdonald's government and was admitted on all hands to be the most caustic writer that ever entered upon a newspaper controversy, being able to say more in fewer words that any of his contemporaries.
JENKINS - (Montreal) The body of the missing school teacher, Mr. Jenkins, has been discovered in a field near the city. It is supposed to be a case of suicide.
STUART - (St. Catharines) About two years ago J. J. Stuart came to this city in apparent good health and with a young and interesting family. About a year ago a most interesting daughter, about 20 years of age, sickened and died in a few weeks. Since that date the eldest son of Mr. Stuart, 23 years, died after a brief illness, and the father was laid in the grave on Sunday.
February 21, 1882
GIBSON - Died at Grimsby, on Tuesday, 21st instant, Robert L. Gibson, contractor, in the 49th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, Grimsby, on Thursday, 23rd instant, at 1 p.m. The Atlantic express east and morning express west on the G.W.R. will stop at Grimsby to let off passengers.
CONNOLLY - Died at 133 James Street North, on the 21st instant, Bernard John, son of William and Maggie Connolly, aged 1 year and 11 months. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BURKE - (Ottawa) The man, Thomas Burke, who had both legs cut off last night at the Union depot, died to-day.
STANLEY - (Ottawa) John Stanley is the name of the Ottawa man who was lost on board the "Bahama".
COONEY - (Montreal) An inquest was opened to-day on the remains of Patrick Cooney who was scalded to death by steam and warm water while lifting the man trap on the top of the custom house boiler on Saturday. The evidence so far shows that the deceased came to his death accidentally, having made a mistake in believing the boiler had been cooled down while the water inside was still steaming hot. The enquiry was adjourned until Thursday. An assistant named Maborg was badly scalded also in trying to save Cooney. His injuries are not fatal.
MARLING - Mr. S. A. Marling, M.A., Inspector of High Schools and whose place of residence is at Rosedale, died very suddenly on Sunday night. It is understood he attended Charles Street Presbyterian Church, Toronto, that morning, of which church he was an elder. Not feeling very well in the evening, he remained at home and the other members of the family went without him. On their return they were shocked and pained to find that Mr. Marling had died. Mr. Marling was a gentleman widely known and much respected. He was a graduate of Toronto university, was gold medalist in classics, and was examiner in classics for several years. He has left a family to mourn his loss. He has a son a missionary in Africa. Rev. Mr. Marling, formerly of Bond Street Congregational church, Toronto, and now of Brooklyn, is a brother of deceased as is also Mr. Alexander Marling, secretary, Educational Department.
February 22, 1882
RABITOY - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, the infant son of James and Carrie Rabitoy.
LEE - (Montreal) Mrs. Lee of Fort Henri, aged 70, fell off a chair while at dinner and expired.
February 23, 1882
CAMPBELL - Died at Bain's Land, Main Street, Renton, Scotland, on the 10th instant, Christina McFarlane, aged 76, relict of the late William Campbell, and mother of Mr. John Campbell, No 9 Jackson Street East, deeply regretted.
VACTON - (Quebec) Edward Vacton, aged 42, unmarried, died suddenly in the street last night.
CHISHOLM - A Cheboygon dispatch says the ferry "Agonah" was unable to reach the dock at Mackinaw City Wednesday morning. The passengers were forced to walk a mile to reach the shore. Just as they did so, a man named James Chisholm, of Paisley, Ontario, dropped dead of heart disease.
February 24, 1882
GILLESPIE - Mr. John Gillespie, a farmer in the Township of Holland, about three miles from Markdale, committed suicide this morning by hanging himself. He had been suffering from ill health for some time, and while in a despondent mood, committed the rash act. He was an elderly man and much respected.
RYCKMAN - (London) Albert Ryckman, the London East youth whose jaws were so fearfully shattered by a wagon passing over his head the other day, died this morning.
MCNEIL - (Halifax) Hector McNeil, aged 36, of Baddeck, N.S., perished in a snow storm recently within two miles of his home when returning from Christmas Island.
BARRETT - (Toronto) The body of John Barrett arrived from Winnipeg to-day and will be interred to-morrow.
ELLIS - (Chatham) Mrs. Ellis, who was committed to jail about two weeks ago as a lunatic, hanged herself this morning by fastening a sheet to the door of her cell. When discovered life was extinct. She came from Dresden and leaves a family.
SHEPARD - (Brantford) Benjamin Franklin Shepard, commercial traveler, is dead.
February 25, 1882
BRUNDLE - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, John, son of John W. Brundle, aged 12 years and 7 months. Funeral from his father's residence, 14 Pearl Street South, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
February 27, 1882
BROCKELSBY - Died of Bright's disease in this city, on the 26th instant, Minnie, youngest twin daughter of the late John Brockelsby. Will be buried from her mother's residence, 95 Hughson Street North, Tuesday, 28th February, at 3 p.m.
BENNETTO - Died at Galt, on Sunday, the 26th instant, Mrs. P. Bennetto, relict of the late Israel Bennetto of this city. Funeral from her late residence, 47 Walnut Street South, on Wednesday, the 1st March, at 2:30 p.m. Service at the house at 3 p.m.
STEVENSON - Died at Brockholm, Ancaster, on Sunday, the 26th instant, Constance Mary, only daughter of Richard and Amy Stevenson, aged 15 years.
February 28, 1882
TRAFFORD - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Edith E., wife of Thomas Trafford, aged 18 years, 11 months, and 5 days. Funeral from 52 John Street South this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
COOK - (Norwich) John Cook, youngest son of the late Dr. Cook of this place, died suddenly this evening. He was around in his usual health this morning. Cause of death - an epileptic fit.
BRIDGE - (Kingston) On Friday night C. Bridge, a switchman in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway, was fatally injured at the outer station here. He was engaged coupling cars on a siding and was running before the train to a car on the main track when in attempting to cross the rails at the switch, his right foot got caught in a frog of the track and he became transfixed. The train was coming on slowly behind him, but he was unable to help himself. He struggled violently for a second or two, and seeing his efforts were useless, he cried for help, but almost immediately the car slowly pushed him forward on the rails, the wheels passing over his right leg below the knee and literally smashing the hip bone to pieces. He was picked up in a dying condition and brought to the Kingston hospital where he died shortly after his arrival. The deceased was a young man, 17 years of age, and a native of Westbrook.
HAYES - (Montreal) A terrible tragedy happened in Jones's saloon here this evening. Two coloured men named Barnes and Smith quarrelled. The latter pulled a revolver and was about to shoot his companion when a young man named John J. Hayes stepped between them and was shot dead. He died instantly without uttering a word. Smith was immediately arrested and locked up. It appears the prisoner had been searching for Barnes for some days and has been threatening to shoot him. After Hayes was killed, a desperate fight occurred between Barnes and Smith before the arrival of the police. The tragedy has caused great excitement here. Deceased is respectably connected in the city, and is a nephew by marriage of Mr. M. P. Ryan, M.P.
PEER - (Niagara Falls, Ont.) A sad romance connected with the history of one who was once the leading belle of this village has been the town talk for the past week. Amelia Taylor, the daughter of a storekeeper, was ten years ago the favourite of many suitors. She was then but seventeen, beautiful, and endowed with a classical education, combined with rare musical accomplishments. She was petite in form but graceful and well developed, with an honest open face and blue eyes which indicated firmness of purpose and character and passionate temperament. She was born in Bitford, Lancashire, England, and inherited the ambition and energetic traits of English character, and down to her death her life was one of many sacrifices. Among the suitors for her hand was Charles Wilson, a handsome, rollicking young fellow, the son of a wealthy grocer and a respected citizen here. She showed him so much favour that the gossips intimated that their fortunes would be united some day, but fate ordained a different future for them. Charles Wilson's parents were rich and proud and objected to the union, on the grounds that Amelia was far below their son socially. Amelia's bright hopes vanished. Charles Wilson was true to his love, but respected the wishes of his parents and his two sisters who are the belles of society at the Falls.
Eight years ago Amelia went to Rochester where she became acquainted with Dr. Peer, a dentist, and after a short courtship came to Drummondville with him and was married. Her marriage fell heavily on young Wilson who yet loved Amelia with whom, it is said, he corresponded after her marriage. Mrs. Peer's first year of wedded life was indeed a happy one, but after that her husband became addicted to the company of fast women which aroused the jealousy of his wife. Eighteen months after the nuptials Dr. Peer was found in his room with a handkerchief covering his face saturated with chloroform. Before medical aid could be brought to bear, he died. Mrs. Peer then came to Niagara Falls where she remained for two years in her father's store as clerk. She again went to Rochester where she remained but a short time. After a while she went to New York and became a saleswoman in a large millinery house, and ultimately went into the millinery business for herself. Her new enterprise did not prosper, and On October 1st, 1880, she hired the Norfolk Flats on the top floor of 45 West 30th street, and took boarders. Among her guests was a well-known New York lawyer named W. J. Hardy and some members of the Bijou Opera House Co. On the night of February 15th last, Mrs. Peer seemed in good spirits and nobody noticed any despondency. Mr. Hardy had just returned from a trip south. About eight o'clock on the night above mentioned he stepped into the dining room to tell Mrs. Peer of his trip when she exclaimed, "Don't come near me for my breath is disagreeable. I have taken rat poison". Mr. Hardy smelled phosphorous but he paid no attention to Mrs. Peer's remarks, having no idea she had taken enough to do any harm. Toward midnight she was seized with most violent pain, and despite every effort of two physicians,
she died about five o'clock on the morning of February 16th. Coroner Brady took charge of the case and discovered that Mrs. Peer had purchased poison ostensibly for rats and had playfully remarked to her servant that it was not injurious to human beings. Word was sent to her friends here, and her father went to New York for the body. Mrs. Peer was buried Sunday from the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Messrs Gordon & Thompson officiating. Charles Wilson when he heard of Mrs. Peer's death was stricken with grief and was one of the principal mourners at the funeral. Since the death of Mrs. Peer he has apparently lost all interest in business and has become despondent and reckless. Wilson and Mrs. Peer's father hold that her death was accidental while a cousin believes it was suicide.
CAMPBELL - (St John, N.B.) A dreadful tragedy occurred at East Windsor, Carleton County. John Campbell, 67 years of age, had been despondent for some time past and had evidently been preparing to make away with himself. During the absence of his wife and in the presence of his two children, he placed the butt of his gun against the wall of the room in which they were and placed the muzzle against his left breast. He tried to reach the trigger but could not. He then got a table knife, pressed it against the trigger, and discharged the gun. Death was instantaneous.
March 1, 1882
FORBES - Died in Toronto, on Monday, the 27th of February, at the residence of her son-in-law, M. D. White, Esq., 500 Church Street, Mary Ann Cozen, relict of David Forbes, and mother of D. C. Forbes, of Toronto, and Captain Forbes, late of the 71st Regiment.
WOODLEY - (Quebec) The death is reported of Mr. James Woodley, the pioneer of the wholesale boot and shoe manufacture in this city.
ATKINS - (Jarvis) Two railway labourers were struck by some passing freight train last night, two or three miles west of here on the loop line. Frank Atkins was killed and the other, George Davis, is said to be fatally injured.
WILES - (St. John) Hardly a week has passed of late without hearing of persons in the country in some of the lower provinces perishing in snow storms. The last victim is Lorain Wiles of Cape Bald who lost his life last Thursday night during the storm.
ALDOUS - (Berlin) Mrs. Elizabeth Aldous died the other day, aged 92. She had been a resident of Berlin for twenty-five years.
March 2, 1882
JONES - Died on March 2nd, of pneumonia, Clara Jones, sister of Charles T. Jones of this city. Funeral from her late residence, 80 Ferguson Avenue, on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DAVIS - (Montreal) Mr. George Davis, a book keeper, fell from his chair while at dinner yesterday and instantly expired.
HAMALL - (Montreal) John Hamall, meat inspector, dropped dead in his house to-day.
MONTROY - (Stratford) Leslie Montroy, who shot Mossop in Blanshard on Saturday and who was brought to the Stratford jail on Tuesday, hung himself in his cell last night. He tore a strip of the sheet of his bed and tying it to the bar of the grating, he affixed the other end round his neck and twisted himself till he choked to death.
SWEET - (Kingston) The girl, Mary Sweet, alias Edith Gray Stokes who attempted suicide some days ago by shooting herself with a revolver, died this morning at 8 o'clock. She was unconscious up to the time of her death. Her friends arrived a few hours before dissolution. An inquest will be held when interesting developments are anticipated.
March 3, 1882
KERR - Mrs. Kerr, wife of Mr. J. K. Kerr, Q.C., whose death was expected all day yesterday, passed away last night at the family residence in the Queen's Park, Toronto. The immediate cause of death was effusion of the brain. For more than ten months she has been confined to her room with inflammation of the ear and this was aggravated on New Year's Day by the lady herself inadvertently pouring into her ear drops of carbolic acid instead of the medication left by the doctor. All that medical skill could suggest was secured but to no purpose.
Mrs. Kerr was known throughout the city and country for her womanly Christian virtues. Of simple manners and taste, she gave herself and her time for the good of others. Her devotion to the sick, to the poor, to matters in connection with the church and her family will long be remembered.
Mrs. Kerr was the youngest daughter of the late Chancellor Blake. Her mother, her sister Mrs. Cronyn of London, and two brothers, Edward and Samuel, are the surviving members of the family. Mrs. Kerr had no children, but she was a mother to several adopted children.
March 4, 1882
KENRICK - Died on Friday, the 3rd instant, at Ancaster, Alfred Jarvis, second son of Edward Kenrick, barrister, aged 5 years.
GAYFER - Died on March 4th, of meningitis, James Herbert, third son of Harry and Belle Gayfer, in the 8th year of his age. Funeral will take place on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. from his father’s residence, 79 Wellington Street North.
NAZAIRE - (Montreal) A farmer named Nazaire, mayor of the village of St. Andre, committed suicide by hanging himself while in a state of aberration from drink.
MCPHERSON - (Halifax) Mrs. John Mcpherson of the Back Mines, Stellarton, was burned to death Friday night. It appears she got out of bed and went to the stove to light her pipe when her clothing caught fire, burning her very badly. She only lived a short time. She was over 60 years of age.
March 6, 1882
ROSS - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, Thomas S. Ross, in his 49th year. Funeral on Tuesday, from his late residence, 160 Main Street West, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
It was stated in Saturday afternoon edition of the "Spectator" that Mr. Thomas S. Ross, while on his way to his place of business on Saturday morning, was stricken with paralysis on the corner of Hess and King Streets. A large circle of friends will hear with regret that the stroke has since terminated fatally. Mr. Ross had for a number of years carried on a successful business on James Street North as a merchant tailor and up to the time he was stricken, he enjoyed the best of health. He won for himself a great many friends who will hear of his sad death with deep regret and who will sympathize heartily with the bereaved relatives of the deceased. He was a thorough business man, a genial companion and a true gentleman.
DART - (Toronto) The body of a man named Stephen Dart was found in the upper Don yesterday morning. Deceased had worked as a chopper for Messrs Taylor Bros.
MINER - News has just arrived of the death of Halsey D. Miner, who practiced medicine for many years in Napanee. He lately removed to Fruit Island, near Whitehall, Michigan, where he purchased a splendid property for himself and family. The deceased's family were connected here with an old townsman, K. W. Drew, a dealer in pianos. The sad news will be felt by all who knew him in this country as a well known and charitable character.
March 7, 1882
GIVIN - Died on the 6th instant, Mrs. Margretta Givin, relict of the late John Givin, of Castle Caulfield, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 70 years. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, John McCraken, Esq., 48 Charles Street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FITZAKERLY - (Brussels) George Fitzakerly, a well-to-do farmer in the Township of Grey, a mile south of Brussels, left his house on Wednesday morning last, and it was supposed by his father that he had gone to Seaforth. On Sunday last, two children were in the woods in an adjoining farm and discovered the body under a tree. His throat was cut and the razor was in his hand. He had taken his coat off and rolled down his collar and had evidently lain down on a knoll with his head down the incline. He had of late been of a very melancholy disposition but nothing to cause alarm.
KELLY - (Amherstburg) John Kelly, an aged labourer on the C.S.R. track was run over by a pony engine here this morning, severing both legs above the knees. He survived only half an hour. The coroner's jury found the C.S.R. company blameless.
WHITNEY - (Toronto) Richard Whitney, an aged invalid, living on Wilton avenue, to-night committed suicide by cutting his throat from ear to ear. Deceased became despondent through illness, hence the rash act. He died in the arms of his eldest daughter. The family arrived in this city about a year ago from Napanee. No enquiry will be held.
HOWE - (Strathroy) A fire broke out in C. P. Heal & Co's dry goods store on Front Street about twelve o'clock. The building was a brick one and occupied by Heal dry goods; R. Diprose, groceries; and R. H. Matthews, tailor shop upstairs. Just as the firemen had the fire under control and while a number of citizens and firemen were standing on the sidewalk in front of the building, the roof shot out into street, carrying the front wall with it and buried a number of those standing on the street. Among these were: Hamilton, Howe, undertaker, killed instantaneously; A. H. Kettridge and R. W. Woodbury, proprietor of the Queen's Hotel, severely injured - the latter has a leg broken; G. M. Francis, confectioner; T. Legaller, drayman; David Gibson, grocer; Dougald Graham, grocer; W. Murdoch, carpenter; Richard Wallace, book keeper; Robert McEwen, Vorus Spurr, shoemakers; John Lanfesty, Jr., severely but not fatally injured as far as can be ascertained at present. The building was owned by J & J.H. English and was rebuilt during the past summer. It is not known how the fire originated.
March 8, 1882
TAYLOR - (Winnipeg) John Taylor's house at Meadowles was burned during the storm on Saturday. His wife and three children are now found frozen to death, and Taylor's hands and feet are badly frozen. The storm is the worst ever known here.
RAMSAY - (London) The coroner's jury in the case of Kate Ramsay who drowned herself in the river at London on Sunday Last night returned a verdict of suicide while labouring under temporary insanity.
March 9, 1882
CHESSUM - Died on the 9th instant, of croup, Edith, youngest daughter of Thomas and Louise Chessum, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from corner of King and Bay Streets. Friends will please accept this intimation.
RICHARDS - (Tilbury) As a young son of Mr. Antoine Richards was handling a gun to-day, it was accidentally discharged in his hands. The charge entering his head killed him instantly.
CLEMENS - A son of Joel Clemens of Preston died suddenly on Saturday.
March 10, 1882
ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Joseph, youngest son of William Armstrong, aged 8 years and 21 days. Funeral from his father's residence, 290 York Street, on Sunday, the 12th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
LUTTRELL - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Eliza Jane, beloved wife of R. Luttrell, G.T.R. Funeral from her husband's residence, 79 Wellington Street North, at 2 p.m., Saturday, for H. & N.W.R. station. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCHENRY - (Toronto) John McHenry, a plumber, died very suddenly this afternoon in the Wellington Hotel where he boarded. Apoplexy was the cause. The deceased has a sister living in Montreal, and Sister Gabriel of St. Joseph's convent, this city, is a relative.
March 11, 1882
MCCABE - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Earnest Anslow, youngest son of Thomas and
Elizabeth McCabe, aged 2 years, 6 months, and 4 days. Funeral from his father's residence, 201 East Avenue North, on the 12th instant, at 2 o'clock.
HADEN - Died in this city, at 125 King Street East, on the 11th instant, Amos Haden. Funeral on Tuesday 14th instant, at 10 a.m. for Nelson. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WALKER - (Mount Forest) A sad accident occurred on the line of the Toronto, Grey, and Bruce railway near the station whereby John Walker lost his life. It appears he was putting on brakes at the bridge when the hand wheel broke off, precipitating him over the platform. The strain was backing at the time and passed over him, severing both legs and arms. Death was instantaneous.
STUART - News has been received in this city of the death yesterday afternoon of Mr. J. C. Stuart at his residence, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Stuart was formerly a partner of Mr. R. Duncan in the stationery business in this city. He was a son of the late Ald. D. Stuart who was killed twenty-five years ago to-morrow in the Desjardins Canal accident on the G.W.R. To add to the sorrow of the bereaved widow, an infant son died the night previous to Mr. Stuart's death. Mr. Paul Stuart of this city is an uncle of the deceased and is anxiously waiting for particulars of the funeral arrangements. Mrs. Stuart, mother of the deceased, now resides in this city. The many friends of the late Mr. Stuart will hear of his death with profound sorrow and their heartfelt sympathy will be extended to the sorrow-stricken family.
March 13, 1882
STUART - Died in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 10th, John C. Stuart, aged 31 years, son of the late Ald D. Stuart of this city. Also his infant son, aged 9 months. Funeral will take place from the residence of his uncle, Paul Stuart, No. 120 Hunter Street East, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, 15th instant.
SMITH - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, of erysipelas, Lillian, youngest daughter of D. A. and Eliza Smith, aged 9 months and 13 days. Funeral will leave her father's residence, 48 West Avenue South, on Tuesday, the 14th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
DOYLE - Died on Sunday, March 12th, at his residence, 260 MacNab Street North, Mallock Doyle, a native of Ireland, and father of P. C. Doyle, in the 67th year of his age. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 p.m. sharp. Friends and acquaintances requested to attend.
LEDDY - Died in this city, March 12th, John J. Leddy, son of the late John and Margaret Leddy, of Albany, N.Y., and grandson of James and Mary Thompson of Hamilton, aged 7 months and 23 days. Funeral from 41 Guise Street, on Tuesday, the 14th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GROVER - Died in this city, on Saturday, March 11th, William Grover, late P.C.C. Rifle Brigade, aged 42 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, 61 Maria Street, on Tuesday, 14th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
FERRIE - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Rachel Campbell, daughter of the late John Campbell, Port Glasgow, relict of the late Hon. Adam Ferrie, aged 96. Funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Wednesday.
COCHRANE - (Halifax) A woman named Catherine Cochrane, 60 years of age, wife of Richard Cochrane, living the other side of the Northwest Arm, went to visit a sick friend on Saturday night, and not returning this morning, search was made and this afternoon her dead body was found in the bushes. It is thought that she got into the woods and lost her way, and becoming exhausted lay down and perished with the cold.
March 14, 1882
GRAHAM - (Moncton, N.B.) A fatal accident occurred yesterday afternoon at Gibson's crossing, about three miles from Moncton by which a man named Arthur Graham, a machinist, lost his life. In company with his wife and two children Graham was returning from a funeral, and on reaching Gibson's crossing, the horse took fright while a freight train was approaching. His wife and children jumped out of the sleigh and requested him to do the same. He neglected doing so, however, and was struck by the train and carried over a hundred feet, the whole train passing over his body which was frightfully mangled.
GREEN - Christina Green, who was buried at Stoney Creek on Friday, died at the age of 102 years. She had been a resident of the neighbourhood since 1811 and could relate many thrilling incidents of the war of 1812, having herself been fired at by American soldiers while crossing a fence to warn her husband of danger. She had always been in robust health and retained her faculties up to the time of her death.
March 15, 1882
MATHESON - (Springford) One of our old settlers has gone the way of all flesh. Mr. Robert Matheson has been in this part between forty and fifty years. He sold his farm in Dereham
and went to live with his son, Adam, who built a splendid brick tavern in Tillsonburg. He lived to the good old age of 82 years.
March 16, 1882
GIELDING - (Ottawa) Mrs. H. Gielding, wife of the late Mr. Gielding who at one time represented Ottawa in the old Parliament of Canada, died last night.
WYNNE - R. Wynne, a coloured man of Brantford, died in jail in that city on Tuesday. His death was caused by frost bites and exposure before his incarceration.
March 17, 1882
CHARLTON - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Maggie, only daughter of John and Maggie Charlton, aged 4 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m., from 175 Bay Street North. Friends will please accept this notice.
MCLAUGHLIN - (Galt) William McLaughlin and his partner in life, the aged couple to whose serious illness we referred in our last issue, are no more. The venerable patriarch died on Saturday morning, and Mrs. McLaughlin survived him only about thirty hours. Their remains were buried side by side in the Galt cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.
March 18, 1882
WILLIS - (Peterborough) The "Review" to-night publishes an account of a fire that took place in the Township of Cardiff in the western portion of the County of Peterborough, by which three children of Mr. Alfred Willis were burned to death on Monday last. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Willis went out to the barn to weigh some hay about 6:30 in the morning, leaving their three children aged respectively 11 years, 7 years, and 11 months. About seven o'clock the parents noticed that the upper part of the house was in flames. The father at once ran to the building, but owing to the fact that the lower portion of the building was filled with smoke, he found it impossible to enter, and the children were left to their fate. After the fire burned itself out, only a few charred bones remained to show that the children ever existed.
March 20, 1882
LAVIS - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Emma, only daughter of Edward and Mary Lavis, aged 4 years and 7 months. Funeral on Monday, at 2 p.m., from 150 Rebecca Street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
CRIST - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Lillian, youngest daughter of Samuel and Amanda Crist, aged 6 months. Funeral from 14 Simcoe Street East, on Tuesday, the 21st, at 4 p.m. Friends will please attend.
SAXTON - Died at Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, the 11th instant, of consumption, Edward, eldest son of William and Eleanor Saxton, aged 33 years and 9 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Jerseyville, on Tuesday, 21st instant, at 1 o'clock p.m.
AMOR - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Elizabeth, wife of John Amor, Sr., aged 35 years. Funeral will take place from her late residence, No 44 Market Street, on Tuesday, the 21st instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please attend.
GENEST - (Quebec) The whole city was startled to-day by the report of a murder committed about eleven o'clock last night in St. Saveur in the confines of the old city. The murdered man is a shoemaker named Etienne Genest, a married man without a family. He had been into the city with a companion named Joseph Laflamme to be shaved, and as they were returning home and when on the corner of St. Colombe and St. Felix Streets, the latter was struck down by a gang of street corner ruffians, although no provocation of any kind was given nor is it supposed that any of the parties were the worse of liquor. Laflamme was knocked senseless and left there. His companion was getting up again when he was once more struck down and apparently with the aid of some sharp instrument as marks or achymoses are visible on the face and side of the head. He arose again but was picked up by some neighbours attracted by the noise and by Laflamme who had recovered consciousness, and was carried into Genest’s own house. He died on the threshold before a priest or doctor could be called.
The inquest will be held to-morrow and a post mortem will be made. The authorities immediately got to work on hearing of the murder and arrested four men on suspicion of being a portion of the gang who committed the murder. Their names are J. B. Laprise, Pierre Robert, Joseph Robert, and Joseph Beseau, all young men between the ages of 20 and 25, only Joseph Robert being a married man. The two first mentioned are shoemakers; the two latter are labourers. No apparent reason is given for the murder which seems to be the outcome of sheer rowdyism. It is said that Laflamme can identify some of the prisoners. The latter are confined in two cells in the Central Police station and appear much agitated. The corner where the murder was committed is noted for rowdy loafers, and about the time of the murder a young man named Pieau was badly assaulted, probably by the same crowd. The police have secured four or five witnesses. They arrested the prisoners between two and three o'clock this morning at their homes in St. Saveur, in one instance slight resistance being offered.
CLARK - John Clark, an old resident of Erin, is dead.
BARTLETT - (Corunna, Ont) At Marysville, Michigan, this morning at eleven o'clock, a young man named Augustus Bartlett of this place, committed suicide by hanging himself by a rope suspended on a rafter in Mr. Miller's barn. He was married on Monday last to a young woman of Port Huron. No cause is assigned.
GRASSETT - The sad news comes from Toronto this morning of the death of Very Rev. Dean H. J. Grassett of St. James Cathedral. The late dean was a graduate of St. John's College, Cambridge. He was ordained a deacon in 1834. In 1835 he was ordained a priest by the Bishop of Quebec and was appointed assistant at the Quebec cathedral. He was subsequently appointed rector and dean of St. James Cathedral, Toronto, which office he held at the time of his death. Dean Grassett was always of the evangelical party in the Episcopal Church, a good preacher of the old school, and a very courteous gentleman of a retiring disposition. He became delicate in health about a year and a half since, and about a year ago was obliged to forgo any active work. Dean Grassett was a relative by marriage of Dean Geddes, formerly of this city. His wife and Mrs. Geddes are sisters. The dean has preached very acceptably in this city at the cathedral and was much loved by a large circle of friends.
March 21, 1882
MAGEE - Died at the residence of her brother-in-law, John T. Bastedo, Sarah Ann Magee, in the 93rd year of her age. Funeral on Wednesday, 22nd instant, at 2 o'clock, from the Presbyterian Church, Burlington.
CLARK - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Edna Blanche Birkett, beloved daughter of William and Fanny E. Clark, aged 7 months and 23 days. Funeral from her parents’ residence, Robinson Street west of Locke Street, on Wednesday 22nd instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TOUT - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Frederick Tout, aged 18 years and 7 months. Funeral will take place from the resident of his father, No 313 Barton Street East, at 9:30 p.m., on Thursday.Friends will please accept this intimation.
PAYNE - (Montreal) Thomas Payne, an Englishman who lived on an income derived from his family in the old country, died suddenly here from excess of drink.
March 22, 1882
SMITH - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Frank, son of William and Mary Jane Smith,
aged 2 weeks and 4 days, funeral on Thursday, the 23rd instant, at 3 o'clock, from 148 Victoria Avenue North. Friends will please accept this
BARRY - (Toronto) Samuel Barry, the carpenter who attempted to commit suicide by throwing himself into the bay a few days ago, died last night. The shock to his system was the cause of his
EASSON - (Peterborough) On Sunday last, a farmer name Alexander Easson, aged about 80 years, of the Township of Otonabee, a few miles from Peterborough, took a heavy dose of Paris green. He lingered until yesterday when he died after considerable suffering. He was wealthy and was highly respected. No cause has yet been assigned for the rash act.
KRAUTER - (Berlin) Krauter, who broke his back at Elmira in a drunken scuffle, died Saturday.
BRUBACHER - (Berlin) Isaac, son of Henry Brubacher, of this town, died the other day of typhoid.
March 23, 1882
STOCK - Died at his father's residence, Waterdown, on Wednesday, March 22nd, William Arthur, son of John T. and Alice A. Stock, aged 5 months and 26 days. Funeral on Friday, the 24th, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this invitation.
ROSS - (Toronto) James Rupert Ross, aged 16 years, was accidentally shot and killed this evening by a companion named Charles Thompson. The latter, in play, pointed a loaded musket with a marble in it at the former, and pulling the trigger, discharged it. The marble entered the young lad's right lung and death resulted instantly. Deceased was a son of the late Dr. Ross. He was a favourite pupil at Upper Canada College.
March 24, 1882
JOHNSTON - Died at his late residence, 213 York Street, on the 23rd instant, William Johnston, aged 67 years. Funeral on Saturday, 25th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GLENNIE - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Sarah Louise, youngest daughter of W. E. and Eliza Glennie, aged 7 months, and 12 days. Funeral to-morrow, 25th instant, at 3:30 p.m. from 54 Victoria Avenue South. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LACEY - Died in the 60th year of her age, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Richard Lacey.
Funeral on Monday, 27th instant, at 11 a.m., from her husband's residence, Bartonville. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SANTEES - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Mary Jane, beloved wife of E. E. Santees, aged 62 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 26 Tisdale sStreet, on Sunday, 26th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
ORTON - Died at Ancaster, on Friday, the 24th instant, Henry Orton, M.D., aged 50 years. Funeral on Monday, 27th, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HURST - (Port Hope) Yesterday afternoon while Conductor Reuben Mimms's train was at Orillia, some shunting of cars was required, and while occupied at this work a young man named John Hurst of Port Hope accidentally met with his death. The particulars of the sad affair are as follows: The train was just about to resume the trip north-west. While Hurst was in the act of cutting off some cars from the train just at a place where a deep culvert was located, and on emerging backwards from between the cars after drawing the pin, he chanced to step between the ties and fell with one leg over the rail, and in this position was caught and his leg crushed above the knee. Mangled and bleeding the young man next fell into the culvert, a distance of seven feet. He was taken out and carried to comfortable quarters where everything possible was done to alleviate his sufferings which were intense until he died about half past seven. Deceased was about 30 years of age and the only support of an aged and widowed mother.
BYERS - (Manetick) Mr. Thomas Byers, a farmer of Gloucester, accompanied by his son, returned from the market this evening. On reaching the house, the son found that his father was dead. He had died sitting in his seat without attracting the attention of his son.
SHANTZ - (Berlin) Joseph Shantz, one of the old settlers, died the other day, aged 82. His descendants number about one hundred.
FENWICK - (Guelph) Theodore Fenwick, Sr. died suddenly on Wednesday of heart disease.
MCCOLL - Rev. Duncan McColl, cousin of the late Rev. John McColl, formerly pastor of Knox Church, Dundas, died recently at his house in Westminster.
March 25, 1882
LEBLANC - Died this morning at 32 Macaulay Street West, Ameris, son of Isaac Leblanc, repairer; Great North Western Telegraph Company, aged 2 years, 7 months, and 13 days.
Funeral from the above address, to-morrow, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
YOKOM, CRUIKSHANK - The Welland "Tribune" says: "In the midst of life we are in death" has been strikingly exemplified in Crowland Township in two instances during the past week. On Thursday night of last week, Mrs. Jesse Yokom retired to bed at the usual hour and before midnight was a corpse, having just vitality enough to alarm her husband, and then she expired. Two evenings later R. Cruikshank, who lives near Montrose, went out to feed the cattle when the dread archer delivered his shaft, and Mr. Cruikshank expired almost before he could be got to the house. Mrs. Yokom had had three strokes of paralysis previously, and both deaths are supposed to have resulted from that cause. Both Mrs. Yokom and Mr. Cruikshank were among the oldest, best known, and highly esteemed residents of the county. Their deaths occurring almost simultaneously and in the neighbourhood leave a sad breach in the community.
March 27, 1882
WALLACE - Died at Milton, on the 25th instant, John Wallace, aged 74 years, of inflammation of the lungs. Funeral on the morning of Tuesday, March 28th, by Credit Valley Railway to Toronto.
BLACHFORD - Died at his residence, No 6 MacNab Street South, on the 26th instant, John Blachford, aged 63 years. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 28th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.
RYCKMAN - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Maggie Ann, daughter of Samuel Ryckman, aged 6 years, 7 months, and 10 days. Funeral from her father's residence, 25 Locke Street North, on Tuesday, the 27th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
March 28, 1882
ARTHURS - (Toronto) Ellen Arthurs, an old woman living on King Street West, was found dead in bed last night. When the police entered the place, they found a sickening corpse unattended by anyone. Her husband was found drunk in an adjoining house. Whiskey was the cause of death.
ASSELSTONE - (Napanee) Louis Asselstone, a carpenter, while working on the roof of Ash & Pringle's carriage shop, fell to the ground, a distance of ten feet, falling on his head, and inflicting injuries as terminated in his death last evening. He leaves a large grown-up family.
HOWIE - (Napanee) A most horrible murder was committed in the Tichbourne House barn here this morning. Maggie Howie of Morven, Ernestown Township, while milking was struck on the top of the head with an axe, killing her instantly. The murderer is supposed to be Michael Lee of Perth who has been hostler at the Tichbourne House all winter. The deceased was a kitchen girl and it is rumoured was engaged to Lee, but they had some difficulty and it is supposed Lee, in a fit of jealousy or anger, struck her on the head with the axe while she was milking. The deceased, not returning as usual, the cook became anxious and went in search of her, finding her on the floor quite dead but still warm. Lee was nowhere to be found, and it is supposed he has taken to the woods. A number of hands have gone out in search of him and it is supposed will soon be successful in finding him and arresting him.
Lee, the murderer of Maggie Howie, was caught about two and a half miles from here. He was making his way towards Kingston along the railroad track through the woods. He offered very little resistance when he was captured, but tried to commit suicide by falling on the ground and striking his head against large stones, but was prevented from carrying out his intention. His forehead is badly cut and bleeding. He is now lodged in the police station. An inquest will be held this afternoon.
BLACHFORD - The funeral of the late John Blachford, Sr., partner of the undertaking firm of Messrs Blachford, Son, and Dwyer, took place from his residence, MacNab Street South, at 2 o'clock this afternoon under the auspices of St. John's Lodge, A.F. & A.M.
Mr. Blachford was born in England in 1820. He came to America in 1840, and settled in Buffalo, N.Y. Thirty-seven years ago he came to Hamilton and started the undertaking and furniture business. He subsequently gave up the furniture and went into the undertaking business exclusively. Up to the beginning of the present year Mr. Blachford superintended 7236 interments and conducted the first in Burlington cemetery. He leaves a wife and ten children, three sons and seven daughters, to mourn him. His death is the first that ever took place in the family. He was an active and energetic member of the Masonic fraternity, and an affectionate husband and father. A very large circle of friends will sympathize with the bereaved family.
The remains of the deceased were placed in a very handsome eliptic casket, covered with black cloth and surrounded by serpentine moulding with silver trimmings. Masonic emblems and silver bar and handles extended the whole length. The following inscription was artistically engraved upon a silver plate:
Died March 26, 1882
Aged 62 years
Around the corpse where the casket rested in the house were a large number of floral tributes representing crosses, anchors, wreaths, pillows, and lillies sent by numerous sympathizing friends. On some of the tributes were tastefully inscribed in coloured flowers the mottoes "Rest Father", “Gone Home", etc.
The popularity of the deceased was marked by the vast concourse of people who attended to tender their last respect for him. His genial manner had endeared him to all who had his acquaintance in life. Requiescat in pace.
The casket is probably the handsomest ever seen in Canada, the trimming being of the same pattern as those used on the coffin of the late President Garfield. The silver work was most tastefully done at Meridon works.
The pall bearers were Bros. J. Way, James Watt, James Bellings, Cris Kerner, Donald McRae, F. G. Foster, Joseph Wilkins, and Joseph Hopkins.
March 29, 1882
STRONGMAN - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, with diphtheric croup, Henry, youngest son of William and Mary Strongman, aged 2 years. Funeral from Dundurn Street, on Thursday, the 30th instant, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
DAVIDSON - Died at Dundas, on the 28th instant, Alexander Davidson, artist, in the 73rd year of his age. Funeral will take place from the residence of Capt. Harbottle, 87 Market Street, to-morrow, Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and Acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Yesterday at Dundas, Mr. Alexander Davidson passed peacefully away after a very severe and painful illness. The cause of death was disease of the chest from which deceased had long been ailing. Mr. Davidson came to this city over thirty years ago, shortly after Hamilton was incorporated and has been a citizen ever since that time. He was an artist by profession and the products of his genius adorn the residences of several citizens. He was a friend of young men and many of Hamilton's smart business have benefited by his seasonable advice. He was a somewhat eccentric man, but at all times possessed the instincts of a perfect gentleman. He was a jolly, jovial companion, full of anecdotes, a good conversationalist and thoroughly acquainted with all departments of English Literature. Though sometimes the victim of practical jokes perpetrated by his fellow townsmen, he was universally beloved and his death will be mourned by a large circle of affectionate friends. His remains will be brought to Hamilton to-day.
CHARBONNEAU - (Montreal) A child, four years old, belonging to a carter named Charbonneau, was left in the house by its mother while she went out shopping.
On her return she found her daughter so severely burned by her clothes catching fire at the stove that the little one expired next day. The coroner held an inquest and a verdict of accidental death was returned.
FISHER - Many people in Hamilton will regret to learn that Mr. John Fisher, one of Hamilton's first and foremost citizens, died at his residence, Batavia, N.Y. in the 76th year of his age. Born in New Hampshire, Mr. Fisher came to this city about the year 1835 when he commenced the foundry business on the site now occupied by the Royal Hotel. In this enterprise he was joined three years later by Dr. Calvin McQuesten of this city, and later on by Mr. W. E. Dickerman, some years deceased. For some years about 1850 he occupied the mayor's chair and always took a leading part in the various public matters affecting the city. A true gentleman and Christian, he was respected by all with whom he was brought in contact. Removing from this city about 1858, he took up his residence in Batavia, N.Y. where he continued to reside until his death. While there he for some years represented this section of the state in the Federal Congress. But to a man of his strict integrity, American politics offered no attraction, and he withdrew from public life. He leaves a widow and one child, a son, surviving him. To them our kindliest sympathy is extended
March 30, 1882
ARMSTRONG - Died at No 16 Park Street South, on the morning of the 30th instant, Grace Lawson, only daughter of Fergus and Mary Armstrong, aged 2 years, 11 months, and 11 days. Funeral on Friday, the 31st , at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please attend.
ZOTTE - (Montreal) Charles A. Zotte, 28 years of age, sat down to tea in a friend's house here last evening, and shortly after, fell to the floor and expired.
March 31, 1882
HENRY - Died at St. Catharines, on the 30th instant, Joseph Henry, formerly of this city, in the 60th year of his age. Funeral will take place on Friday afternoon from the Great Western Railway on the arrival of the 2:45 train.
TINDILL - Died in this city, at 77 Robert Street, on the 31st instant, after a long and painful illness, William Tindill, aged 45 years, late P.C.O Rifle Brigade. Funeral from his late residence, on Sunday afternoon, at half past 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
HILTS - Died at 62 Hess Street North, Freddie B. A., second son of Richard and Julia Hilts, aged 8 years, 6 months, and 18 days.
JONES - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, John Alexander, youngest son of William and Elizabeth Jones, aged 1 year and 10 months. Funeral from his father's residence, 174 John Street North, at 3:30. Friends will please accept this notice.
DAVIS - (Toronto) Richard Davis, aged 40 years, was found in a dying condition early this morning in an outhouse adjoining the residence of Mr. Lauder at Parkdale. Before medical assistance arrived, life had flown. Davis had been drinking and wandered into the place where he was found.
ERLACH - (Berlin) Edmond von Erlach died here the other day of typhoid fever, contracted through ministering to persons ill of that disease.
April 1, 1882
MOTT - Died in the township of Barton, David Mott, in the 86th year of his age. Funeral from his son-in-law's residence, William Hornby, 25 Magill Street, on Sunday, 2nd instant, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
NATH - Died at Milwaukee, U.S., on the 31st March, Mrs. George Nath, aged 28 years. Funeral will leave her mother's residence, Mrs. E. O'Brien, No 4 Stuart Street East, at 2:30 p.m., on Monday, 3rd April. Friends will please accept this intimation.
METCALF - Died in this city, on the 31st ultimo, Christopher Metcalf, aged 56 years. Funeral from his late residence, 31 Bay Street North, on Sunday, 2nd April, at 4:40 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BELANGER - Madame Belanger, aged 10l 1/4 years, died yesterday at St. Jean, County of Lisle.
HUSSEL - The first drowning accident of the season on Burlington Bay occurred this morning in the vicinity of Browne's wharf, Ernest Hussel being the victim.
This morning Hussel went out on the bay in company with another young man to shoot ducks. They were in a small boat near Browne's wharf when a flock of ducks appeared near them. The boat was turned rapidly around in order to bring the ducks in range, and both fired simultaneously. When Hussel’s companion looked around he saw Hussel struggling in the water. He made a great effort to save him, but in vain. Hussel sank to rise no more. Nothing is known as to how Hussel was knocked out of the beat, but it is supposed that the gun kicked
and the shock combined with the rapid turning of the boat had the effect of throwing him into the water.
When Hussel’s companion saw that efforts to save him were unavailing he made for shore as quickly as possible and gave the information of the sad affair, and a party went out to the scene and immediately set to work to drag for the body.
The unfortunate victim of the sad accident was only 20 years of age and was employed by his brother-in-law, J. B. Bishop, serving his apprenticeship to the tinsmith's trade. He was the chief stay of his widowed mother who keeps a fancy store on James Street North, a few doors below Knox's church. He was a promising youth and was well liked by all his acquaintances.
When the news of the sad affair reached his bereaved mother she was nearly paralyzed with grief. The only near relatives of the deceased in the city are his mother and sister, Mrs. J. B. Bishop.
April 3, 1882
LAVIS - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Ella, youngest daughter of William and Fanny Lavis, aged 14 months and 11 days. Funeral from 28 Wilson Street, on Monday, at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
ROY - (Belleville) Mrs. Betsy Roy, a woman aged about sixty years, living near the Ivanhoe road, committed suicide by taking strychnine on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the act was that she was not satisfied with the way in which her husband, who died last fall, had disposed of his property. He willed the bulk of his estate to three sons, and since his death Mrs. Roy repeatedly expressed her dissatisfaction in strong terms. She complained that she had been left out in the cold and frequently threatened to throw her self on the railway track. It was not believed that she would put, her threat, into execution, but, on Thursday, shortly after dinner, she horrified the family by quietly informing them that, she had taken a powerful dose of strychnine. A physician was hastily sent for, but it was too late as in ten minutes from the time she took the poison, she was a corpse. It was not considered necessary to hold an inquest.
WHITNEY - (Brantford) Mrs. Sarah Whitney, mother of Charles Whitney, died April 1, aged 88.
April 4, 1882
MARGOLF - (Berlin) Jacob Margolf, for eleven years an inmate of the poorhouse, died April 1, aged 72.
BOYCE - (Toronto) Henry Boyce, a brakesman on the Northern Railway, was run over and killed.
April 5, 1882
SHIELDS - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, of catarrh fever, Ethel Wilhelmina, infant daughter of James and Fannie Shields, aged 6 months. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m., from the residence of William Geise, 98 Bay Street South. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WHITE - (Montreal) Mrs. White, wife of a labouring man, was struck by a train on the Grand Trunk last night, and so badly injured that she died shortly after, in the hospital.
PEART - (Brantford) Last evening about seven o'clock, William Peart, a school teacher at a school house near Cainsville, was struck by a passing train while driving home. He was thrown some distance and instantly killed. The horse was also killed.
BREWER - (Ottawa) A man named Brewer was drowned in the Ottawa river near Deschene this morning. He was foolhardy enough to cross on the ice which is in a dangerous condition.
April 6, 1882
REEVES - (London) This morning Mrs. William Reeves, an old lady highly respected, was found dead in her bed at her residence on the 12th concession of London Township. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause.
NUGEST - (Kingston) Today at noon Patrick Nugest who has been a policeman since 1858 and for many years sergeant, shot himself in the head. Embarrassment had demented him and incapacitated him for service. He had been on leave of absence for some time but has been getting worse instead of better. He managed to elude his friends, and purchasing a revolver from one who did not know his lunacy, went into an adjoining yard and blew out his brains. He is momentarily expected to die. (He died the next day.)
O'CONNOR - (Guelph) One of the very few remaining of the oldest settlers in the vicinity of Guelph was buried on Sunday last. Mrs. Timothy O'Connor saw Guelph when it consisted of but five houses, and often crossed the Speed at Allan's on a log before the bridge was built. She reached the ripe age of 75 years, having survived her husband ten years. The immediate cause of death was heart disease which closed a life of remarkable disinterestedness. The deceased lady retained all her faculties up to the last moment and died as she had lived, full of Christian piety, and honoured by all who surrounded her. She leaves five sons who are well know in Guelph township to mourn her departure.
April 8, 1882
MOXAM - (Montreal) A pullman car conductor named Henry C. Moxam fell off the platform of a car and was instantly killed, the train passing over him.
MOORE - (Walkerton) Early this morning Mr. John Moore of this place went to Mr. Wilson's drugstore with a prescription from Dr. Smith for his wife who was suffering from erysipelas. In the absence of Mr. Wilson his clerk, a lad named Richard Wanless, put up the prescription. Unfortunately however he made a mistake in the drug and in an hour Mrs. Moore was a corpse. Mr. Wilson alleges that the boy had strict orders not to attempt the putting up of prescriptions during his absence. An investigation is going on before the coroner. Mrs. Moore was a fine looking young woman. She was not long married.
LOWRY - (Kingston) A man named Lowry was found dead on one of the wharves this morning. He has been very much dissipated for some time past.
KENNEDY - The Milton "Champion" says: We regret to learn that W. G. Kennedy, of the 9th concession of Trafalgar of whom we gave a notice last week as having had his leg badly fractured by the kick of a horse, died Wednesday morning.
MCLAREN - Mr. James McLaren, 83 years of age, for the past forty years a resident of the Scotch Block, Ancaster, and previous to that time a resident of this city where he carried on business as a cooper, died on Wednesday, April 15, and was buried on Friday. Deceased was highly respected by all who knew him. He was a life-long Conservative.
April 10, 1882
COPP - Died at Haywoods, California, on the 25th March, of consumption, William Wilcocks, eldest son of Mr. W. J. Copp, of this city, aged 22 years.
SOMERVILLE - Died in this city, on Saturday night, 8th instant, Vincent Joseph, aged 4 years, 4 months, and 22 days, fifth child of James Somerville, window blind manufacturer. Funeral at 2 p.m., Tuesday, from his father's residence, 143 King Street West. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TARRANT - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Charlotte, wife of Mr. Thomas Tarrant, aged 41 years. Funeral from her late residence, King Street West, near Pearl, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the 12th instant. Friends are respectfully requested to attend.
ROBLIN - The body of R. R. Roblin, who died at Brandon on the 1st instant, arrived at Picton
by Saturday evening train and was met at the station by a very large number of sympathizing friends. The funeral took place yesterday at 12 o'clock.
CURRAN - (Ottawa) The remains of the unfortunate young man, Curran, recently murdered at Herdman's shanty on Gordon Creek, were yesterday interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery.
MERRILL - Walter Merrill of Tillsonburg died at his father's residence on Wednesday, aged 18.
MORRIS - (Galt) Thomas Morris, an old resident of this town, died in Toronto, Friday, April 5. His remains were taken to Guelph for burial.
THOMPSON - As noted in the "Spectator”, at the time, a section boss named Thompson was knocked down by a G.T.R. freight train at Caledonia on Thursday afternoon and had his right arm amputated. He died on Saturday night.
April 11, 1882
SEYMOUR - Died suddenly on the 10th instant, at No 12 Colborne Street, Mary, second daughter of the late Robert Seymour who was killed by the falling of the McInnes Block at the late fire, aged 17 years. Funeral will leave her mother's residence at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, 12th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCELROY - (Port Hope) On Saturday night, as the express from Peterborough was passing Campbell's bridge, one mile south of Garden Hill, a man named James McElroy, about 80 years of age, was run over and cut to pieces. It seems that Mr. McElroy had been visiting friends at Oak Hill and was returning to his brother's in the township of Hope by the railway track which was the shortest way and thus met his death. Deceased was for many years a resident of Hope, but at present resides with his son-in-law at Cold Springs, near Hamilton. An inquest was held and verdict in accordance with the above facts returned.
April 12, 1882
WALLACE - Died in this city, on Tuesday, April 11th, Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Francis Wallace, aged 26 years. Funeral on Thursday, the 13th instant, at 3:30 p.m., from 154 Rebecca Street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
REID - (Toronto) James Reid, of Muskoka, farmer on his way to Manitoba, was found dead this morning at Richardson's hotel.
Instead of turning out the gas in his room, he blew it out and met his death.
ROSSIN - (Toronto) Word has reached Toronto of the sudden death of Mr. Marcus Rossin, the original owner of the Rossin House in this city. His death took place in a railway train while en route to Mayence.
April 13, 1882
SWAYZE - Died at the residence of his son-in-law, J. Bowes, No. 10 Park Street South, on the 13th instant, Nelson Swayze, late of Ingersoll, in the 74th year of his age. Funeral at 8 o'clock on Saturday morning to G.W.R. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BARKER - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Mary, the beloved wife of James Barker, aged 56 years. The funeral will take place on Friday morning, at 9 o'clock a.m. from her husband's residence, 14 York Street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCKILLOP - Died in New York, on the 8th instant, infant daughter of H. McKillop, Brant House, Burlington.
CALLON - Died in this city, after a lingering illness, Thomas Callon, in the 55th year of his age. Funeral on Saturday morning from his late residence, corner of Hughson and Barton streets, at 8:45 a.m. sharp. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.
IRWIN - Died at 72 James Street North, on the 11th instant, John Garfield, infant son of A. Irwin, aged 6 months and 26 days.
GLENN - (Kingston) Michael Glenn while sitting at dinner at a hotel in Ontario street to-day took a fit and died in a few minutes.
CALDWELL, BROTHERSON - (Sarnia) The schooner "Thomas Parsons" with a cargo of coal, bound up, collided with the schooner "Clayton Belle" about fifteen miles from this city on Lake Huron this morning at two o'clock. The following are the particulars as gleaned from John Dillon, second mate, Thomas Irwin, James Cheesbrough, and one other seaman. The "Belle" took on 522 tons of pig iron at Point St. Ignace and got down to the river somewhere about midnight. Last night they were standing off and on at the foot of Lake Huron, waiting for a tug. The wind was about S.W. by W. blowing a nice working breeze, and when about fourteen miles from the light, the "Belle" was struck by the "Parsons" and went down immediately. In fact she sank so rapidly that they were obliged to leave without their clothes. One man, Thomas Irwin,
lowered the boat, but the vessel sank so quickly that the main boom on going down, got foul of the boat and capsized it. Cheesbrough, Dillon, and one other jumped on the "Parsons" and were saved. Captain Fred Caldwell, Samuel Brotherson, mate, Dell Brotherson, his son, the steward and a woman, name unknown, were left in the water. All perished from the extreme coldness of the wind and water. The tug 'Mocking Bird" came along about three o'clock and found Thomas Irwin in the water half dead. Irwin says that the captain, mate and his boy tried to keep up their spirits by shouting to each other, but they let go one by one and sank from sight. The saved men were brought on the "Parsons" and the "Mocking Bird" to Port Huron where their wants were supplied. They were afterward sent to Detroit on the 10:50 train and will remain there a few days.
The "Parsons" is at Port Huron with her stem gone and leaking badly. Her head gear is carried away. She will be placed in the drydock for repairs. Captain Fred Caldwell who was well known on the lakes was a young man and leaves a wife and one child living near Oswego. Sam Brotherson, the mate, was well known also. For many years he was master of the bark "Republic" of the Merrick fleet. The "Belle" was struck on the port side between her fore rigging and cat head. The crews of both vessels say that they would not believe that a vessel could be made to sink so fast. It seemed but a few seconds till she was out of sight. Her cargo of pig iron was consigned to Erie. The "Parsons" is making three inches of water an hour. The crew of the vessel claim that the "Belle" was seen for some time before and that she luffed up and ran into the "Parsons".
MCFARLANE - This morning at 1 o'clock, Mr. Duncan McFarlane of the firm of Maw & McFarlane, Dundas, died at his residence in that town of cancer of the stomach. Mr. McFarlane was about 50 years of age, and leaves a large family, most of whom have grown up to man's estate. He had been in the employ of Messrs Copp Bros, & Barry of this city for about a year past, superintending the construction of the new waterworks' machinery now in use. He was a fine man in every respect, and his death will cause his many friends the deepest regret, and the family will have the deepest sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends in their affliction.
April 14, 1882
DEAN - Died at Ridgetown, on Wednesday, the 29th March last, Ella, the beloved wife of A. Dean, in the 29th year of her age.
WILDES - Died at her husband's residence, Barton Street East, on the 13th instant, Hannah, beloved wife of James Wildes, market gardener, aged 54 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MOORE - (Norwich) Gilbert Moore, ex-president of the P.D. & L.H.R.R., and one of the wealthiest and most influential citizens of this community, died this evening at his residence here at 9:30 o'clock. He had held many offices in the gift of the people and his sudden death causes unwonted gloom. He was in his 65th year.
GIBSON - While in Hamilton a week ago Wednesday, Mr. David Gibson, an old and highly esteemed resident of Copetown, was stricken with paralysis. He was brought to Dundas and subsequently taken to his home, everything possible being done for his relief. But he never recovered consciousness and on Saturday morning he died. The deceased gentleman was an uncle to Dr. Inksetter of this town and was 77 years of age. The funeral took place to the West Flamborough Presbyterian on Monday, and was largely attended.
WILLIAMS - Henry Williams was picked up on Saturday night by P.C. Ferris, greatly under the influence of liquor. He was brought to No. 3 Police Station and lodged in the cells, but as he was attacked several times during the night by violent fits, it was thought advisable to remove him to the hospital Sunday morning. While he was in the hospital he was very weak until he died this morning.
A post mortem examination was held to-day at noon when it was found that Williams came to his death by congestion of the brain, brought on by too free use of whiskey. He was about 40 years old. He will be buried this afternoon by the corporation.
April 15, 1882
MALLETTE - (Montreal) Five young men, among whom was Adlarde Mallette, 20 years old, were out on a drunken spree last evening when eight bottles of whiskey were consumed by the party. Mallette said to his companions that he was going home and would have a final drink. The bottle was passed to him when he took a long pull at it, and then started for home. In turning a corner he ran against a tree on the sidewalk and fell down. On his comrades coming up, he was found to be dying, and shortly after being carried to the residence of his parents, he expired. The doctor who examined the body stated that a wound on his forehead caused by striking the tree was not sufficient cause of death, and his death must have been from excessive drinking. The coroner's jury returned a verdict accordingly.
FLETCHER - (St. Catharines) Thomas Fletcher, an old resident of this place, who kept a store in the Towers block, died Thursday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was one of the oldest members of Union Lodge, L.O.O.F, of this city and will be buried under the auspices of the Odd Fellow in the latter named place.
BUTLER - (Guelph) James Butler dropped dead in his house the other day - heart disease.
April 17, 1882
AIKMAN - Died on Sunday, April 16th, Ann, relict of the late Michael Aikman, in the 79th year of her age. Funeral will leave the homestead, corner of King and Burlington streets, at 3 o'clock p.m., Tuesday, 18th, thence to the Church of St. Thomas. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LYNCH-STAUNTON - Died on the 5th instant, at Cheltenham, England, in his 84th year, George Lynch-Staunton, Esq., J.P. And D.L., of Oakhurst, Cheltenham, and Elydagh House, in the county of Galway.
STEELE - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, at the residence of her brother, Mr. G. T. Billington, 158 King William Street, Elizabeth, wife of the late H. K. Steele, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y.
DELARGY - (London) An unprovoked murder took place in London West shortly before twelve o'clock last night, the victim being an old pensioner named Frank Delargy and the murderer a young broom-maker named George Code. Code and his mother lived in the house with Delargy and his wife and the men had been drinking during the evening. Mrs. Code retired and shortly afterward the men began quarrelling. They, however, appeared to decide on going to bed, but when at the stairs, Code drew a revolver and fired a shot, striking Delargy in the pit of the stomach, inflicting a wound from which he died of internal haemorrhage in about twenty minutes. Code then started off, but Mrs. Delargy attempted to stop him at the gate. He repulsed her with an oath, declaring that he would shoot her likewise. He started off, but the police being apprised, they were soon on his track and at half past two he was arrested in the neighbourhood of the Great Western station by Detective Murphy and Constable Egleton. The revolver was still in his possession, but the chambers were removed from the barrel. He at first denied the shooting, but afterwards admitted and said that he did it in self defence. An inquest will be held to-day. Code has been for some time living in Chicago and is said to be a rough character, although he has not before been brought into prominence by his rowdyism.
KENNEDY - (Brantford) Mrs. James Kennedy, wife of the well known local vocalist, died suddenly at her residence this morning in Brantford. Coroner Webster held an inquest. The jury returned the following verdict: That the said Minnie Kennedy on the 15th day of April did drink two ounces of Laudanum, administered by her own hands while under a temporary despondent state of mind whereof the said Minnie Kennedy then became sick and of the poison aforesaid she died.
WEBSTER - (Shediac, N.B.) The youngest child of Mr. James Webster, boot and shoe manufacturer, died from poisoning. The little girl was two year of age. She died from swallowing a sugar-coated magnetic pill.
April 18, 1882
HILLIARD - (Ottawa) A man named George Hilliard, a native of Tralee, Kerry, Ireland, died a few days ago at his residence on Maria Street in this city at the age of 110 years. His father, John Hilliard, at the time of his death was 115 years old, and filled the position of magistrate in Ireland.
TURNEY - (Toronto) A child belonging to Mrs. Turney of Hackney Street, after taking a dose of medicine administered by a doctor, expired. An inquest was at first considered advisable, but the order for holding one was afterwards cancelled.
MURPHY - (Toronto) A remarkable funeral took place on William Street yesterday. Miss Lizzie Murphy, a member of the sodality of St. Patrick's, died from consumption, and the funeral was fixed for yesterday. Accordingly the young ladies of the sodality, dressed in black with white veils, formed at St. Patrick's church and marched to the home of the deceased on William Street. There Miss Cronan, the president of the sodality chose six lady pall bearers, and the deceased's friends chose six gentlemen pall bearers. While the ladies formed in procession & marched behind, the six lady pall bearers bore the coffin to St Patrick's church where mass was said, the edifice being crowded to the doors. After the ceremony in the church, the funeral proceeded to St. Michael's cemetery where the remains were interred.
EDSELL - (Cheapside) While Mrs. Edsell, widow of the late William Edsell, was driving along the lake shore, two miles south of here this morning, the horse ran off a small bridge and when found, she was dead, the horse lying on top of her.
HANNAN – The bishop of St. John, N.B., received a telegram this morning announcing the death of Archbishop Hannan. His Lordship will go to Halifax on Thursday.
HENRY - (Beamsville) J. S. Henry, one of our oldest merchants, died Monday after a long illness. He has not been expected to recover for some time. A short time ago his family were called home. Beamsville has lost in him one of its most prominent men.
April 19, 1882
DONOVAN - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Peter, son of Cornelius Donovan,
aged 3 months. Funeral from 74 Maria Street, to-morrow, Thursday, at 3 o'clock p.m.
SPRINGER - Died at Burlington, on the 18th April, Amanda E. Freeman, wife of A. T. Springer. Funeral on Friday at 10 a.m. from her late residence to Burlington cemetery, Hamilton. Friends will please accept this intimation.
STEWART - Died at 200 Gerrard Street, Toronto, on Wednesday, April 19th, Andrew Stewart, in the 31st year of his age, second son of John Stewart, Sr. Funeral will take place from his father's residence, 70 Bay Street South, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HUSTON - (London) A labouring man named Huston, residing on Central Avenue, died suddenly last evening about 9 o'clock. He had been suffering from lung disease for several weeks past. His wife and five small children are left in rather poor circumstances.
BALDWIN, MCLENNAN - (Gananoque) On Sunday last Sherman Baldwin and Thomas McLennan left here in a sailboat for Clayton, N.Y. They were expected to return the same day, and not returning as expected, search was made and their boat found bottom up in Eel Bay. It is supposed that both men are drowned. Men are now searching for their bodies.
WALSH - (St. John's. Nfld) Samuel Walsh, a prominent ship builder, who descended in a diver's suit to inspect the keel of a vessel, was drowned in consequence of the disarrangement of the breathing tube.
April 20, 1882
BOWN - Robert Russell Bown died at Brantford on Monday aged 82. He was a native of Somersetshire, England, emigrated to Canada in 1842, and settled at Brantford. He purchased some four hundred acres of land, the best in the county of Brant at which is called the Oxbow on the Grand River, about three miles from Brantford city. He devoted himself for some years to raising cattle and had some of the finest specimens of the Durham breed to be found in Canada. To-day his remains were interred in the family vault in Burlington cemetery, Hamilton.
STEWART - It will be learned with regret that Mr. Andrew Stewart, for a number of years past in charge of Hendrie's cartage agency for the Great Western Railway in Toronto, died yesterday. Mr. Stewart was for a long time an active member of the Toronto Rowing Club and took a great interest in aquatic sports. For the past six years he has been in ill health, the immediate cause
being congestion of the lungs. He was a brother of Mr. John Stewart of this city, president of the Hamilton Rowing Club. Deceased leaves a wife and two children. His many friends in this city will regret the loss of this true-hearted generous gentleman whose friendship was an honour to those who were so fortunate as to possess it.
LONER - (Halifax) James Loner of Dartmouth was killed by a boiler accident at the Acadian Iron Mills the latter part of the week. Another man named John Fraser was seriously if not fatally injured by the same accident.
LYNDS - (Halifax) William Lynds of North River, Colchester, a man somewhat eccentric in his habits, committed suicide by hanging last Friday. He was 56 years of age, unmarried, and possessed some property.
JESSUP - (Belleville) An old woman named Jessup while walking homeward yesterday afternoon fell on the road near Carleton and was carried into a house nearby. She expired in a few minutes.
FISHER - (Toronto) This afternoon at 3:30 a servant of Mr. A. Fisher, local manager of the Bank of Ontario, on entering the stable at the rear of his residence, adjoining the bank building, corner of Wellington & Scott streets, was horrified to find the dead body of Mr. Fisher lying in a corner with a revolver clutched in his right hand and blood oozing from a wound in the mouth into which one of the chambers of the revolver had evidently been discharged. The motive is solely attributed to continued illness, the deceased having for two years back been subject to severe and violent epileptic attacks which seemed to affect his mind. He was attending to his duties as usual this morning and nothing unusual was noticed in his manner. The deceased, who was 65 years of age, had been in the service of the bank for about twenty years and was highly respected in the city. The affairs of the bank are said on good authority to be all right. There can, therefore, be no connection between the rash act and the affairs of the institution. The coroner has been notified, but it is not known if an inquest will be necessary.
April 21, 1882
KING - (Port Fortune, Que.) A sudden death occurred here yesterday. Andrew King, an old and respectable farmer, aged 72, while ploughing, took a pain in his side, went home, and medical aid was sent for, but he died before it could be procured. He was an extraordinary strong and healthy man. He leaves a widow and large family to mourn his sudden death.
ONGERS - (Quebec) A widow woman named Ongers was found murdered in her bed at St. Sauveur this morning. A man named Matinier has been arrested charged with the offence. An inquest will be held to-morrow.
April 22, 1882
KRAFT - Died on the 21st instant, Ernest Oscar Kraft, third son of E. Kraft, aged 14 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of his father, Wentworth Street South. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice without further intimation.
CHRISTIE - (London) Police Constable George Christie died to-day of consumption. He has been a police officer for eight years.
April 23, 1882
CLARK - Died at Walnutdale Farm, Grantham, April 23rd, James Clark, collector of Welland Canal tolls, Port Dalhousie, in the 48th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence to the St. Catharines cemetery, Tuesday, the 25th instant, at 2 p.m.
SHOOK - (Toronto) An old man named Henry Shook, a cooper from Springfield, while at dinner in the Schiller house yesterday was choked to death by a piece of meat sticking in his windpipe.
JARVIS - (Brantford) The late Charles Jarvis, V.S., whose death occurred on Monday was followed Friday by his daughter's death. Mrs. Jarvis is left alone. The deceased was possessed of property to the value of $60,000 or $70,000 and at the death of Mrs. Jarvis, it reverts to relatives in England.
POLLOK - (Halifax) At an early hour yesterday morning, the men on board of the Allan steamship, "Circassian" found one of the steerage passengers, a man named John Pollok, hanging by the neck from a hook. The surgeon was called and pronounced the body quite dead. He had fashioned a piece of manilla cord round his neck and attached the other end to the beam in the steerage deck in a remote part reserved for the cargo. He must have drawn up his knees to strangle himself. He is supposed to be an Irishman and had shipped at Portland for Liverpool. He had a well-stocked chest, a silver watch, and over $5260 in gold. An inquest was held and a verdict of "Found dead" was returned.
BROWNE - This morning at his residence, No 111 Cannon Street, Michael Browne, an old and respected resident of Hamilton, passed quietly away after a very short illness.
Mr. Browne was for a long time janitor of the old court house and jail, and was always careful in discharging the duties allotted him in that position. The deceased was born in Ireland and at the time of his death, he had nearly reached the three score and ten, but was hale and hearty until about two weeks ago when his family noticed him failing, but he did not believe himself that his end was so near. One of his sons who was in Kansas City was sent for and remained with him till he died, surrounded by his whole family, his wife, three daughters and two sons whose grief will be shared by a large circle of friends.
The funeral will take place from his late residence on Wednesday to the R. C. cemetery at Rock Bay.
April 25, 1882
SHORT - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Richard Short, aged 39 years, a native of Devonshire, England. Funeral on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., from 55 Macaulay Street West. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MILLER - (Hanover) A farmer named W. M. Miller of the sixth concession of Bentinck was found dead in the woods about a mile from his own house on Sunday afternoon. He had been shot through the body; the ball entered his back and passed out through the heart. The gun had evidently been held close to the body when fired as his clothes were burned off a large space of the back. He had also two large wounds on his head and a contusion over the eye. He was found lying on his face. No trace of any scuffle existed nor was any blood found where he lay. He had evidently been shot some distance from the spot where found and when the bleeding had stopped was carried there. He was last seen alive in Hanover on Saturday and is believed to have been murdered on his way home. The coroner was notified and went to examine into case. An inquest will be held.
IRELAND - (Sarnia) The funeral of the late William Ireland took place to-day. It was attended by the Masonic bodies of Port Huron, Point Edward, and the town, and Sarnia town council, Sarnia fire brigade, and a large number of citizens. The 27th Battalion headed the procession.
BOURLIMAN - (Ottawa) As Joseph Bourliman was cutting some wood he ran a small splinter into the cleft of his thumb and forefinger which was subsequently removed by his wife, and nothing more was thought of the injury till about three days after when Bourliman was taken with violent spasms and lockjaw having set in, the victim died.
COTE - Mr. J. O. Cote, clerk of the Privy Council who has been ill during the last three months, died this morning.
WHITEHEAD - The citizens of Port Dover were thrown into general excitement and horror Saturday upon hearing that the body of Henry Whitehead was found lying in a vacant lot of that place. About thirty years ago he came from England and settled for a time in Streetsville and carried on a large business. But being unfortunate, he sold out and went no one knew where. The next place anything was known of him he arrived in Port Dover in a bad condition, suffering from delirium tremens. He was treated by Dr. Stuart who afterwards engaged him, and in his employ he remained off and on until his horrible death. He had a fine education and was entrusted by the doctor with his books, and until last November kept everything straight, but since that time he has not been easy in his mind after remarking to his acquaintances that there was more on his mind then they knew about.
It was thought generally in Port Dover that he was a stranger when he came there, but this was not the case. He was a very reticent man and never said much about his business to any person. In his better day he owned some horses and seemed always to be happy while attending among them. He was also the doctor's hostler and waited up for him nights when he would be out. Upon one occasion when the doctor came home late in the night, he was met in his yard by Henry who said "Doctor, come into the barn. I want to talk with you." Dr. Stuart thought he had been drinking again and paid no attention to him, but went in and was sitting down to a lunch when Henry walked in and said "Doctor, who do you think I am?" He replied, "Why Henry Whitehead, of course, and you had better go to bed. You've been drinking". "No, I haven't doctor. I'm sober" he said, "and I've known you ever since you were a little boy". He then recalled to the doctor's recollection something that occurred in his (the doctor's) childhood that proved beyond a doubt that he had known him as he said. He then revealed to the doctor his whole family history and state of affairs which when condensed were that he was respectably connected in England and had come to this country with 25000 pounds and had succeeded in getting through it all.
Next morning he was nowhere to be found, having left in the night, and did not come back for two years when he was again hired by the doctor. That was about two years ago when he came back. Dr. Stuart is engaged largely in the fishing traffic and gave Whitehead the control of the books and a large part of the business, and thus he was foreman of a large number of men and transacted sales and negotiated sales for the doctor. He was strictly honest and a genuine, faithful servant. The late fishing depression worked on his mind because he would not lose anything by it but he (the doctor) would if anyone be the loser. About a month ago he went on business for the firm from town, but got on a spree and came back. On Thursday evening last he dressed in new clean clothes, out and out, and left the house. Next day and night he was drinking at the different hotels, and on Saturday was missed.
Sunday afternoon he was found where above mentioned and conveyed to the town hall where our reporter called to see him. Upon examining his person a bottle of whiskey and two-thirds of a bottle of aconite were found in his pockets. It is supposed that he poisoned himself. No inquest will be held as he left a note hinting at the horrid suicide. When found he was lying with his left hand raised above his head and right hand over his left breast. About $2000 worth of notes belonging to the firm cannot be found. They were in his possession.
April 26, 1882
LAVIS - Died on the 25th instant, at 26 Wilson Street, Mr. William Lavis, aged 31 year and 11 months. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Last evening Mr. William Lavis died at his residence on Wilson Street of jaundice. Mr. Lavis was a member of the now defunct Maple Leaf baseball club that made the city famous in baseball circles a number of years ago. He was universally liked and esteemed by a large circle of friends who will learn with regret of his early death.
CLAPPERTON – Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Isabella, relict of the late Jonathan Clapperton, in the 56th year of her age, a native of Carlisle, Cumberland, England. Funeral from 154 Victoria Avenue North, on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HOPKINS - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Patrick Hopkins, a native of the County of Mayo, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, 27 Cannon Street East, on Friday, the 28th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
ROBINSON - Died at her residence, 88 Victoria Avenue South, on Wednesday, 26th instant, Maria Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Anwick Smith, Langley Grove, Durham, England, and widow of Christian John Robinson, of Hamsterley, Durham, England. Funeral from her late residence, on Friday, the 28th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
COX - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, after a long and painful illness, Arthur John, second son of Alfred and Eliza Cox, aged 15 years and 4 months. Funeral from his parents' residence, 157 Wellington Street North, on Thursday, 27th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GUINDEAU - (Montreal) A young man named Guindeau of St. Anne des Plains was choked to death by a party of men pouring a bottle of whiskey down his throat while he was partially asleep.
SQUIRE - (Mitchell) This morning a respected resident of the town, Mr. Thomas S. Squire, who has spent the past winter in Toronto, committed suicide at his father's residence by shooting himself through the head. He was 30 years of age, unmarried, and possessed of considerable wealth. No reason is assigned for committing the rash act. A few moments before, he was in the room speaking cheerily to his parents. He then went up to his room and there ended his existence.
LATCHFORD - (Walkerton) A farmer named John Latchford, about 60 years of age, living in the Township of Carrick, three miles from here, was found dead on the track of the G.W.R. near his own place this afternoon. The train coming north at 3 o'clock ran over him, but he was then dead. It is supposed that he was killed by the mixed train coming north this forenoon. Blood was found on the cars of that train, but there was none on the engine, and the assumption is that he was stealing a ride and tried to get off near his own place. There is nothing certain, however, known as to the manner of his death.
BROOD - (Halifax) Yesterday Conductor N. W. Brood in charge of a special coal and freight train, while running across the track in the rear part of the train after changing the switch St Amherst station, caught his foot in the frog of the track and an empty coal car passed over the right leg below the knee and the left leg at the groin. He lingered until one o'clock this morning when death came. His widowed mother and her family reside here. He was unmarried.
CAMP - (St. George) John Camp, a labourer, hanged himself in his own house last night by tying a rope to a rafter and dropping through a trap door in the ceiling. He had been a hard drinker at times, but for the past few weeks had been perfectly sober. Family troubles lately have caused despondency and he threatened to commit suicide a few days ago. None of the family being at home, he was not found until late this morning when his wife returned.
EDWARDS - Charles Edwards of Yarmouth, N.S., car inspector at the Western Counties railway, has committed suicide.
April 27, 1882
MYERS - (Halifax) William Myers, baker, living on Windsor street, committed suicide by hanging this morning in the woodshed in the rear of his dwelling. He has been suffering some time with disease of the brain.
JARDINE - (Galt) John Jardine, a blacksmith by trade, committed suicide about eight o'clock by hanging himself to a beam in a stable near his own residence. The body was quite warm
when discovered and cut down, showing that it had not been hanging long, but life was extinct. The deceased lived here upwards of twenty years and until within two years time had been actively engaged in the business of a general blacksmith on his own account and is said to have accumulated considerable means. His failing health induced him to relinquish active work, but his condition did not improve any. It is also said his head troubled him greatly and insanity was feared at one time. Deceased was about 52 years of age and leaves a wife and two daughters. A coroner's inquest was not considered necessary.
April 28, 1882
RIDOUT - (St. John, N.B.) At ten o'clock on the night of the 23rd, a man named Ridout, who lived close to the N.B.R. about six miles below Grand Falls, met with the loss of his house and two of his children. The building caught fire about midnight, the flames first appearing in the attic where the two children were sleeping. As soon as Ridout discovered the fire, he ran upstairs to save the children, but the flames had gained too much headway and cut him off. He had to leave them to perish and only escaped with his life by jumping out of the upper window after he had been badly burned.
April 29, 1882
MACDONALD - Died on the 28th April, at 12 Herkimer Street, Walter Rose, eldest son of Walter B. Macdonald, barrister, aged 4 years and 27 days. Funeral on Saturday, the 29th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCMEEKIN - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Thomas, infant son of John and Aggie McMeekin, of 30 East Avenue North. Funeral to-day (Saturday) at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
May 1, 1882
ROBINSON - Died in this city, on the 28th April, Jennie Louisa, only daughter of William and Maria Robinson, aged 1 year, 4 months, and 3 days. Funeral from 102 Catherine Street North, to-morrow (Sunday) at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MONTGOMERY - Died at his father's residence, corner of Locke and King streets, on the 29th April, Hubert, youngest son of John Montgomery. Funeral on Sunday, 30th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.
WALLACE - Died in this city, at 15 John Street North, Saturday, April 29, Edith, twin daughter of Mr. Hugh S. and Charlotte Wallace, aged 9 months. Funeral from the family residence to-day, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
SHAW - Died at Lowville, on Sunday, April 30th, 1882, suddenly, Rev. James Shaw. Funeral from his late residence, 15 Grove Street, Hamilton, on Wednesday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DAVIS - Died at the residence of her grandson, George Chappell, township of Barton, on Sunday, April 30th, Mary Ann Davis, relict of the late Nathaniel Davis, aged 81 years. Funeral from the residence of George Chappell, Barton Street East, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please attend.
DICKSON - Died at Paris, Ontario, on Saturday, April 29th, John M. Dickson, aged 50 years.
GALLAGHER - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Helen Braid, eldest daughter of R. E. and Helen Gallagher, aged 4 years and 3 months. Funeral from her grandmother's residence, 124 Market Street, Tuesday, 2nd instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation to attend.
KILROY - (Toronto) An old woman, Bridget Kilroy, was found dead lying at the bottom of the stairs last night. She had not been seen since Wednesday. It is presumed that she fell downstairs.
BALDWIN - (Montreal) A man named Baldwin, formerly in a large wholesale business, this city, wrecked his fortune by dissipation and died lately in New York where he was buried in Potter's field. His life had been insured for $20000, and the police transferred to one of his creditors here who advanced him $35000. There is now great difficulty in getting a certificate of his death as he was interred as an unknown person, and the insurance company refuse to pay the amount of the policy.
DAVEY - (Picton) The body of Mr. D. M. Davey of Davey's Island drowned last fall was discovered to-day floating in the bay, about five miles east of Picton. A brother and some friends arrived this morning to take charge of the body.
QUILLET - (Quebec) A man named Quillet has died at Chaudiere junction from the effects of burns received by him in an explosion at the railroad shed. It seems that a spark from a torch fell into a reservoir of oil, the explosion being so violent as to partially demolish the building.
MURRAY - (Arthur) A horrible catastrophe has occurred in Arthur Township. Between one and two o'clock Sunday morning a fire broke out in the residence of Andrew Murray, residing about a mile from Arthur village. The house and contents were totally destroyed. The fire is supposed to have originated from a lamp left burning in the kitchen. Mr. Murray was awakened by the heat and smoke. He jumped out of bed and seized the two eldest children who slept in a separate bed in the same room, and there being no window, he was obliged to make his way through the furnace of flame with which the kitchen was filled. He succeeded in placing the children in safety and then returned to the burning premises. His wife had remained behind to bring away the two youngest children, aged one and three years, but having lost them in the excitement and confusion, they perished in the flames. A few handfuls of charred bones only remained. Mrs. Murray would certainly have perished also were it not that her husband, though dreadfully injured, dashed through the flood of flame and rescued her. The sufferers are attended to by Drs. Henderson and Allan of Arthur. The two surviving children are not fatally burned, but it is feared the case of Mr. and Mrs. Murray is doubtful.
HOLMAN - The friends of Mr. A. Holman, better known as 'uncle Al’, will hear with regret that he was suddenly stricken down about nine o'clock on Friday night while walking on the road near the asylum by a paralytic stroke and was found in a comatose state a short time afterwards. On Saturday morning he died. Mr. Holman had many friends in this city and was known throughout Canada for his long connection with the Holman Opera Company.
May 2, 1882
TRAINOR - Died in this city, on May 2, at his late residence, Simcoe Street East, Patrick Trainor, in the 73rd year of his age. Funeral will leave the above address on Thursday, the 4th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
AVERY - (Toronto) The body of a boy about five or six years of age was found floating in the bay this morning in a very decomposed state. It is presumed that the body is that of a boy named Avery who disappeared from his home in October last. The remains were taken to the morgue to await identification.
CHAREST - (Quebec) Dr. Phillippe Charest of Beaupre was found dead this morning in his bed. The deceased graduated with distinction at Lavalle University in 1874.
SAUNDERS - Mr. Henry J. Saunders, an old and respected resident of Guelph Township, died on Friday last of cancer in the tongue.
VROOMAN - The death is announced of Mr. Nelson Vrooman, aged 83 years and 4 months, at Harrisburg, Thursday morning last. Mr. Vrooman was born near the town of Niagara in the old Niagara District and was the son of U.E. Loyalists. He moved to the Township of Dumfries about fifty-six, years ago and settled on a farm at Harrisburg where he has lived to his death. At the time, Dumfries was a wilderness; only about fifty settlers resided in the township. He has always been a straightforward, honest, hardworking, industrious man, a good father, and highly esteemed by all knew him. In politics he was a consistent Liberal-Conservative. Mr. Vrooman was uncle to Henry Numa, Esq. of Drumbo. The funeral took place on Sunday at the Wesleyan Methodist cemetery, Harrisburg.
KITTSON - This morning at his residence, No 10 Main Street East, Mr. Wm H. Kittson passed away quietly after a short illness. Yesterday morning when arising he was attacked by a stroke of paralysis, but remained perfectly conscious till this morning when he had the second attack from which he did not recover.
Mr. Kittson was born in Sorel, Richilieu County, Quebec, in 1808, and would consequently be in his 74th year at his death. He commanded a company in the rebellion of '37 and had been connected with the customs since 1840. He came to Hamilton from Cobourg in 1860, having been appointed to the collectorship for this port. Since that time he has won and always enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him in his private or official capacity. He was a kind-hearted, Christian gentleman and his death will be greatly regretted. He leaves a wife, two married daughters and two sons, one of whom, Dr. Kittson, is now on his way from Winnipeg. The funeral will not be announced until he arrives in the city.
May 3, 1882
SEAL - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Joseph, only son of Thomas and Mary Seal, aged 16 years, 9 months, and 11 days. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. from his father's residence, Wentworth Street North. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WILSON - Died at Detroit, May 2, William Wilson, late of the 13th Battalion band, son of John Wilson of this city, aged 31 years. Funeral from his brother's residence, 187 MacNab Street North, on Thursday, May 4, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ALLEN - (Niagara Falls) William Allen, a resident here, about 25 years of age, unmarried, suicided by jumping off the centre of the railway Suspension Bridge about 3 o'clock this afternoon. The unfortunate young man has been out of employment for some months and was recently employed by Mr. Redpath as solicitor for his Indian curiosity store and photograph gallery at the new bridge near the falls on the Canada side and drew his week's salary last Friday
and has been drinking rather freely ever since and so through so doing it is supposed deranged his mind and this caused him to commit the rash act. He was looked upon as an intelligent and kindhearted young man by those acquainted with him, his only fault being too much liquor which brought him to an untimely and tragic end.
WRIGHT - (Brantford) Filth and cesspools are doing their work here as instanced by the death of two of Thomas Wright's children of scarlet fever as well as the serious illness of others in the vicinity.
CURRIE - D. Currie, manager at London, Ontario, for Hendrie & Company, cartage agents, died to-day. He had been ailing for some time with congestion of the lungs.
BRISTON - (Winnipeg) Miss Briston, a young lady, niece of W. W. McLeod, post office inspector, died somewhat unexpectedly at the gentleman's residence, Tuesday evening, from heart disease.
SUMMERS - (Winnipeg) A sad case of drowning occurred in the northern part of the city Tuesday last, the victim being a 16-month-old son of William Summers who with his family has resided in a tent on Logan street close to the city immigrant sheds since their arrival from England. The little fellow from what could be learned toddled off from his father's residence to a puddle close by where he began to play, and it is supposed that while reaching over for something in the water lost his balance and fell in. On missing him the mother immediately instituted search and after looking around came across the lifeless body of her baby in the place mentioned.
May 4, 1882
KITTSON - Died on 2nd May, W. H. Kittson, late collector of Her Majesty's customs at this port, in his 74th year. Funeral from his residence, 10 Main Street East, on Saturday, 6th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will kindly attend without further notice.
MILLER - Died in this city, on the 4th of May, at her late residence, 40 Wellington Street North, Elizabeth Gibbons, the beloved wife of Constable George Miller, in the 33rd year of her age. Funeral will leave the above address on Saturday, 6th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept his intimation.
CAMPBELL - Died on Thursday, the 4th instant, Joshua Henry Campbell, in the 25th year of his age. Funeral from his mother's residence, 231 Main Street West, on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m.
Joshua Henry Campbell, a son of the late William Campbell, and brother of Mr. Robert Campbell of the Hamilton pottery, died this morning, aged 25 years. Deceased was a very estimable young man and had always taken a great interest in baseball and other manly sports in the city, being well known as a supporter of the old Standard Club of Hamilton and a member of the Nautilus Rowing Club. Mr. Campbell had for some years been suffering with consumption, but bore his illness with fortitude, and was never heard to complain. His kindly spirit made him many friends who will sincerely mourn his loss.
PANTER - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, at 191 Caroline Street North, Sarah Ann Philips, wife of Joseph Panter, aged 39 years. Funeral from above address on Friday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
WALKLEY - (Montreal) Mrs. Anne Walkley died suddenly while sitting at the table, it is supposed from heart disease.
CHARLEBOIS - (Ottawa) Yesterday afternoon, a man named John Charlebois, accompanied by two of his children, attempted to cross a lake in the Gatineau lumber district. The ice being in a bad condition, Charlebois went through. The children, aged seven and eleven, bravely came to his rescue and made a desperate effort to save their father from a watery grave. Unfortunately, however, they were unsuccessful, the ice giving way beneath them. All three perished.
DURIE - (Ottawa) The wife of John Durie, Jr., died suddenly to-day.
RINGLER - (Berlin) Jacob Ringler, hotel keeper of this place, died here this morning.
DURRANT - (Berlin) John Durrant, Sr., familiarly known as Father Durrant, for over fifty years a resident of this city, died on Saturday last at his son's residence. His years numbered 91.
MCPHERSON - The Emerson "International" gives the sad news of the drowning of John McPherson who left Dundas some years ago to settle in Manitoba and resided about six miles north of Emerson. He had gone to Emerson to get some medicine for his brother Archie who was lying ill at home, and on the way back, while crossing the coulee in which owing to the floods, the water was backed up and he was drowned. The "International" says: The sad fate of Mr. McPherson causes very general regret. He was quite well known throughout the Emerson municipality, having taken an active part in politics, and last fall was a candidate for a seat
on the municipal council. Deceased was a man of more than average intelligence, and was also of a genial disposition, and well liked. He came to the Red River valley in 1874 from Dundas, was about 35 years of age. About six weeks ago he sold his farm north of the town for $3500 and intended to settle in the Turtle Mountain country, but was detained at home by the sickness of his brother Archie who is not expected to live. The family will have the sincere sympathy of the citizens of Emerson and the Red River Settlement belt for this sad bereavement.
May 5, 1882
FAIRGRIEVE - Died suddenly on Thursday, 4th May, at the residence of her son-in-law, A. R. Kerr, 41 Charles Street, Hamilton, Jane, relict of the late John Fairgrieve. Funeral on Saturday, 6th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
It is with deep regret that the death of Jane, relict of the late John Fairgrieve, mother of Captain and Mr. Hugh Fairgrieve, of this city, which took place suddenly yesterday, is announced. Mrs. Fairgrieve was a native of Midlothian, and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was married in Scotland and came to Canada with her husband in 1834, settling in Beverly, from whence a move was made to Dundas, and eventually to Hamilton where she has lived for the past twenty-seven years. Mrs. Fairgrieve was 70 years of age. She was enjoying her usual good health on Wednesday and took a long walk, but on yesterday at about noon was suddenly taken with paralysis of the heart and died almost instantly. Mrs. Fairgrieve was much respected in the city.
MORROW - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, James Morrow, aged 63 years. Funeral from his late residence, 105 King William Street, on Sunday, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DEPEW - Died in Barton, on the 4th instant, Elizabeth Depew, relict of the late Capt. Charles Depew, aged 79 years. Funeral from her late residence, Bay Street, on Sunday, May 7th, at 10:30 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MEAKINS - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, at his late residence, Marshall Meakins, in the 52nd year of his age. Funeral will take place on Sunday, the 7th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
Though the death of Mr. J. M. Meakins was not unexpected the general regret at that announcement will be none the less. Mr. Meakins this morning passed away peacefully at seven o'clock and by his death Hamilton loses one of its most enterprising and reliable business men
and a citizen beloved and respected by his fellow Hamiltonians. The deceased had lived many years in this city and while building up a great business still found time to devote himself much to public affairs. He represented old St. Lawrence ward in the city council in 1877, during which year he was chairman of the Waterworks Committee. But in public interests the Board of Education bears more than anything else the marks of his labours for his fellow citizens. He had been a member of the board for eleven years, and being opposed to dual representation, he would not stand for re-election as alderman while on the school board. During 1881, he was chairman of the Internal Management committee and at the time of his death was chairman of the board and had the respect and sincere regard of every member for his conscientious labours in the important position. Out of respect for him the schools were closed to-day and flags hoisted at half mast on the public buildings.
Mr. Meakins was a prominent member of the Masonic order in this city and was well known throughout the province. He joined Strict Observance lodge and filled the several offices until he reached the Master's chair and was then elected District Deputy Grand Master of Hamilton district which position he held for two years. He was past first president of Hiram Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, member of Murton Lodge of Perfection of Hamilton, Rose Croix chapter of Moore Sovereign Consistory, 32 degrees, and was one of the very few who have attained the degree of Royal Order of Scotland.
His widow, three sons, and a daughter remain to mourn his loss. The eldest son, Charles, is manager of the business of the firm at Montreal. He is at present in Three Rivers, but will be home to-day. Mr. Meakins was head of the firm of J. M. Meakins & Sons, brush manufacturers, whose business is very extensive. The splendid new factory for the firm on King Street West is almost ready for occupancy, and Mr. Meakins was very desirous of seeing it in operation before he should die.
The funeral takes place at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon and will be under the direction of the Masonic fraternity. The Board of Education will meet at the city hall at 2:15 Sunday and with the male teachers in the city schools will attend the funeral. The mayor will call a meeting of the members of the city council to attend, and the Ancient Order of United Workmen, of which deceased was a member, will also be in attendance.
STUCHBURY - (Toronto) About a week ago a printer working in the establishment of the Rose Belford publishing company, named John H. Stuchbury, native of Manchester, England, took sick. Mr. Rose, his employer, procured a pass from the Mayor admitting him to the hospital. Thence he was taken. A subscription was set on foot among his fellow employees and the sum of $18 was realized. The sum was transmitted to Stuchbury.
On Saturday last one of the men who were employed with him paid a visit to the hospital for the purpose of seeing how his companion was getting along.
On arriving there he was told that Stuchbury was dead, that he had died on Wednesday. This being known, the firm and his fellow employees decided to give him decent burial and made application for the remains. The reply to the application was that the body had been sold to one of the medical schools for dissection and that it could be bought back by the dead man's friends for $30 or $40. Enquiry was then made concerning the sum of money which had been given to Stuchbury by his mates. They were told that the money found on him had been confiscated for the hospital. On further enquiry it was found that one nurse admitted that she had $4 of the money, that she had lent another nurse part of it, but intended sending it to his relatives. A searching investigation of the facts will be made. A touching incident in connection with the death of the man in a strange country is that since his decease a letter has been received from a sister of his in England enclosing a little present and full of hopeful and endearing words.
May 6, 1882
ADAMS - Died at Hamilton, May 6, 1882, Robert W. Adams, barrister. Funeral at 3 p.m., on Monday, from the residence of D. B. Chisholm, 127 John Street North.
Mr. Robert W. Adams, barrister, died in the city hospital yesterday. Mr. Adams, when quite young, was in the office of the late Thomas Racey, registrar of Halton county whose office was then in Dundas. He studied law in Hamilton and after his admission to the bar acquired a good practice which however dwindled away of late years owing to his unfortunate habits which it must be said he made many efforts to overcome.
INMAN, BOYCE, SMITH - (Prescott) A terrible drowning accident occurred at the mouth of the Oswegatchic river about ten o'clock last night. Charles Inman, better known as 'White Cloud' formerly of Malone, Henry Boyce, of Canton, and Smith of Gouverneur. Charles Davis of Ogdensburg was in the party but was saved by the steamer "Florence" after having been in the water about one hour and a half. The party left Ogdensburg early in the evening in a rowboat where they remained till about nine o'clock. At that hour they started on their return trip and had reached the point where the accident occurred when the man who was rowing complained that he was compelled to do all the rowing. One of the others offered to take the oars and they stood up to change places. The boat was capsized and all thrown into the water. Davis, the survivor, says that three of the men got hold of the boat all at one end and the other sank at once. He moved around to the other end of the boat and commenced a vigorous yelling. The water was very rough and in a short time a wave washed White Cloud off the bottom of the boat and he sank out of sight.
Davis told the other man still clinging to the boat to halloo, and kept yelling himself. The man never spoke and soon after was washed off and disappeared. After Davis was in the water about one hour and a half, a steam yacht came and picked him up. He says all the men were the worse of liquor but himself.
LEMON - (Guelph) Mrs. A. Lemon of this city died in Boston on Wednesday.
May 8, 1882
RICHARDSON - Died at Ancaster, on the 6th instant, of inflammation of the lungs, John Richardson, aged 65 years. Funeral on Tuesday, the 9th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
ANDERSON - Died at Fairview, King Street East, on the 7th, of inflammation of the lungs, Alice Louisa, daughter of W. J. and E. J. Anderson, aged 3 years and 3 months. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
May 9, 1882
BRADT - Died at his residence, 76 Victoria Avenue North, Samuel H. Bradt, in the 54th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends will kindly attend.
MORPHY - Died on the 8th instant, Mary Albertha, youngest daughter of William and Elizabeth Morphy, aged 4 months and 8 days. Funeral from the parents' residence, 105 West Avenue North, to-morrow, Wednesday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
FORSTER - Died in this city on the 9th instant, Sarah Winnifred, daughter of Mr. J. Forster, aged 4 months and 14 days. Funeral from her father's residence, 111 Wilson Street, on Wednesday, 10th instant, at 1:30 p.m.
BURNETT - (Guelph) A. R. Burnett, a promising young journalist, who was recently on the staff of the "Mercury", died Friday of consumption.
May 10, 1882
STONE - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Charles Percey Stone, infant son of Harry G. and Emma Stone, and grandson of J. H. Stone, aged 10 months and 21 days. Funeral from his parents' residence, 195 Cannon Street East, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HAMPSON - Died on Tuesday, the 9th instant, after a short illness, James Hampson, aged 67 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 94 King William Street, on Thursday, the 11th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
CHASE - Died on the 9th instant, at his father's residence, Glanford, Henry Miletus Chase, in the 20th year of his age. Funeral on Thursday, the 11th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
SMITH - (Toronto) Scarlet fever is prevalent in the east end of the city. This morning Mr. William Smith of the Wilton Avenue fire station lost his daughter, Ethel, by the disease.
GARDNER - (Woodbridge) Early this morning the body of a woman was discovered in a dreadfully mutilated condition on the T.G.& B track about a mile south of this station. It proved to be Mrs. Gardner who lived near where the corpse was found and who had been from home since early morning. It is evident that she had been run over by a train during the night. An inquest will be held this evening.
GOYETTE - A youth named Goyette from Longeuil near this city was accidentally killed in an axe factory by the explosion of an emery wheel. Another young man named Lesperance also from Longeuil working with Goyette sustained dangerous injuries. (Montreal)
HOUSE - The death of Mr. Harman G. House is announced. It took place at Grimsby village Sunday morning and in him the township loses one of its earliest settlers, he having been born in 1801. For many years Mr. House followed mercantile pursuits but succumbed to the trying times of 1857-8, and was a man of sterling integrity. He leaves a large circle of relatives to grieve over his demise.
May 11, 1882
HENDERSON - Died at Woodstock, on the 10th instant, of consumption, Nettie R., wife of A. S. Henderson, formerly of this city, aged 25 years.
GAGE - Died on the 10th instant, at the residence of her son, Philip Gage, Barton Township, Abigail S., widow of the late Daniel Gage, aged 56 years and 1 month. Funeral on Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m., from her son's residence. Friends will please accept this intimation.
O'CONNOR - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Bridget, beloved wife of Thomas O'Connor, carriage painter, aged 33 years. Funeral from her late residence, No 160 King Street West at 2 p.m. on Friday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SLINCHCOMB - A mother and five children named Slinchcomb were poisoned at Otterville yesterday by eating mushrooms. One child, six years old, died, one of the others is not expected to live, but the rest of the family are out of danger.
CAIN - (Dundas) The funeral of the late Mrs. Cain, mother of our respected townsman, A. S. Cain, took place on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The remains of the deceased lady were brought here from Detroit where she died last week at the age of 75.
May 12, 1882
SULLIVAN - (Montreal) William Sullivan, an employee of the Grand Trunk, dropped dead yesterday while at work - heart disease.
KEACHIE - (Galt) Mrs. Elizabeth Buchanan Keachie died Monday aged 85.
May 13, 1882
ROBERTSON - Died on Friday, 12th instant, George Robertson, aged 41 years, a native of Orkney, Scotland, and brother of James Robertson, 20 King Street. Funeral will leave his late residence, No 193 Mary Street North, on Monday, 15th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.
KENNEDY - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Dennis Kennedy, after a long and painful illness, third son of the late Owen Kennedy. Funeral from his mother's residence, 76 Hughson Street South, on Monday, the 15th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ALLEN - Died at the residence of George Allen, Burlington, Ontario, Mrs. John Allen, Sr., aged 66 years. Funeral on Sunday at 4 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FULLER - (Woodstock) A man named John Fuller, living in East Zorra, was found dead this morning about one mile from town. It appears that Fuller has been drinking during the day and had started for home about 8 o'clock. Nothing more was known of him until this morning when he was found dead under his own wagon. The horses were still attached to the wagon.
May 15, 1882
CRADOCK - Died in the Township of Ancaster, on the 12th May, R. H. Cradock, in the 66th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Monday, 15th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. to the place of interment, Ancaster. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
MCCOLL - Died on Sunday, 14th instant, Hugh McColl, aged 54 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 904 Hess Street North, on Tuesday, 16th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SULLIVAN - (London) Timothy Sullivan, a labourer working for J. & H. Taylor, farmers in West Missouri, went to Thorndale on the 8th instant and imbibed rather freely of bogus whiskey. When next seen, he was found lying in a ditch on the morning of the 11th, nearly drowned. Medical aid was procured but he never recovered consciousness and died in a few hours. He is said to have relatives in good circumstances in Chicago.
KIRKHAM - Francis Kirkham, belonging to Montreal, was accidentally killed on the Occidental Railway, Saturday, by falling between two cars while the train was in motion.
RISTWA - (Westfall) Another of those unfortunate drowning accidents which have to be expected every season occurred on Sunday night, the second drowning this season. On Sunday afternoon John Clushman and August Ristwa, living on Tisdale street near Cannon Street, hired a skiff at Wier's boathouse at the foot of Wentworth street and went out on the bay. The weather was beautiful and the bay smooth, at least there was no sea of any account. They came back and were seen at Messrs Hodgins and Saunders of the hospital to upset the boat while changing seats and both were thrown into the water. Clushman reached the shore in an exhausted condition but his companion never rose to the surface. A number of persons who were on the shore went to Clushman’s assistance and rendered him aid, bur nothing could be done for Ristwa who was not seen after a short struggle when the boat was overturned. His hat, a soft felt one, floated and was picked up. It was brought to No. 2 Police Station by Mr. Edward Moran who reported the accident to the police.
He said that when Clushman became strong enough to talk about it, he told that they were changing seats and the boat turned over. Clushman was somewhat under the influence of liquor that he and Ristwa had obtained at Bill McKomb's notorious den at Rock Bay. Bill has no licence but that is something which does not seem to bother him at all. It is time he was taught that he must abide by the law. No attempt to recover the body was made till this morning when after a few hours' grappling the body of the drowned man was brought up by the grappling line. The dead man was brought to the hospital to await the police and the coroner, Dr. Woolverton, and after their arrival was taken to his house, 70 Tisdale Street, to his sorrowing widow and children. The drowned man was 33 years of age and was liked by his neighbours. He was a quiet sober man and seldom or never went on the water. He was a German by birth and was employed at the Rolling Mills.
He leaves two children and his widow is in expectation of becoming a mother again. They are not in independent circumstances and now that their mainstay is taken away so suddenly they are without any dependency for the future. The deceased man and Clushman were neighbours and good friends and no one regrets the accident more than Clushman himself who spent all morning with the searching party.
May 16, 1882
WESTFALL - (Ristwa) Died on Sunday, 14th instant, August Westfall, aged 33 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 70 Tisdale Street, on Tuesday, 16th instant, at 3 O'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCDONALD - (St. John, N.B.) Angus McDonald was killed at St. Martins by logs falling off a railroad car at which he was working and crushing him to death.
DAUPHIN - (Montreal) A youth named Joseph Dauphin fell into the St. Lawrence off Molson's wharf to-day and was drowned.
MCCLURE - (Lucknow) An accident occurred here to-day by which a boy named McClure, 12 years old, met with a shocking death. During the temporary absence of the engineer of Holy and Bell's furniture factory, by some means his clothes became caught in the main shaft. His arm was torn out of the shoulder and both legs broken off by striking on the floor.
BESSEY - (St. Catharines) Mr. Jacob H. Bessey, who was injured a short time ago by his horses trampling on him, died on Saturday from his injuries.
May 17, 1882
JAWLES - (Toronto) John Jawles, a labourer, lost his life this evening by the caving in of a drain on Isabella street. He was buried beneath sixteen feet of earth and it took a squad of men nearly two hours to recover his body. Deceased was a married man.
WHISH - The many friends of Mr. Whish, the well known musician, will regret to learn that he died last evening at his residence in this city shortly after 11 o'clock. The deceased gentleman had only been ill about twelve days, but for some days past little hope had been entertained of his recovery. He was first attacked by inflammatory rheumatism, but this gradually changed to brain fever which was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Whish was a native of Lincoln, England, and was only in his 39th year at the time of his death. He took his degree of Doctor of Music at Oxford University after a severe course of musical training.
Since his arrival in this country he has been an active and zealous worker and his name is a household word in this city and generally throughout the province in musical circles. He was organist of St. Thomas church for some time which position he resigned to accept a similar position at the Central Presbyterian Church which latter he held to the time of his comparatively sudden death. He was also instructor in the Brantford Young Ladies' College and it was mainly owing to his indefatigable exertions that St. Cecelia Choral Society was formed and so successfully carried on. In private life Mr. Whish was a warmhearted man and his sorrowing widow and family will have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community with them in this hour of deep affliction.
May 18, 1882
WHISH - Died on Tuesday evening, May 16th, 1882, Henry Whish, Mus. Bac., aged 39 years. Funeral will take place from his residence, 8 Park Street South, Friday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m.
GLEESON - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Mr. John Gleeson, a native of the County of Limerick, Ireland, aged 84 years. Funeral from his late residence, No. 6 Inchbury Street, on Friday, 19th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
QUINN - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Alice, youngest daughter of Richard and Celia Quinn. Funeral will leave her father's residence, 310 Hughson Street North, on Friday, the 19th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends are requested to attend.
HEWLETT - (Toronto) Walter Hewlett, a four-year-old boy, fell into a cistern and was drowned to-night. He was playing with a number of children of his own age, and after the accident they were too frightened to give an alarm.
GIBSON - (Peterborough) To-day as the 1:15 p.m. Grand Junction way freight train had just begun backing down to the Midland station and was passing under the bridge near Hilliard's junction, Ralph Gibson, a brakeman, standing on the roof of the car next the engine, was struck by the bridge and knocked between the cars, and the tender which with the locomotive ran over the unfortunate man, mangling him shockingly. Both of his legs were cut off close to the body, the right one being crushed through in two places. The mangled man was at once taken to the waiting room of the Midland station and doctors called in, but at once said that the poor man was hurt past all surgery. He lived only about two hours.
May 19, 1882
NELLIGAN - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Annie Caven, youngest daughter of M. D. and Mary Nelligan, aged 15 months and 5 days. Funeral will leave her parents' residence, 283 Hughson Street North, on Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
May 20, 1882
RYAN - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, John Ryan, aged 63 years, a native of the County of Galway, Ireland. Funeral from 55 Barton Street East, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LACOMBE - (Montreal) A youth named Emanuel Lacombe died very suddenly without having shown any symptoms of illness beforehand.
MCCOURT - The Welland "Telegraph" says: Patrick McCourt of Willoughby, aged 94 years, on the evening of Wednesday, 10th instant, was returning from Chippawa where he had been on business. The violent storm had not deterred him from attempting the journey alone on foot. He had nearly reached his own door where he was found dead in the morning.
WARNER - A singular case of drowning as the result of somnambulism occurred at Wellandport on Sunday last. The unfortunate sleepwalker was a man named Warner, aged about 75 years, who for the past four years has made his home at James Edgar Heaslip's in the outskirts of the village. He was heard to go out before daylight and the next seen of him was the finding of his dead body in what is known as Beaver Creek about three or four hundred yards from the house. The water in the creek was about ten feet deep. There is no ground for believing that the death was other than through accident caused by somnambulism as the deceased had been in good spirits and was apparently content and even pleased at the prospect of shortly receiving an amount of money from the United States government as pension, he having been in the American war. On the other hand a few days before he had been talking of securing some timber that lay in the creek to prevent its being floated off by high water, and it is supposed the matter was on his mind and perhaps directed his somnambulistic footsteps in the direction of the water. The deceased was not an intemperate man. So far as known he had no relations in this country, but some in the states with whom he had disagreed.
May 22, 1882
CHRISTIE - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, at the residence of her son-in-law,
Joseph Herron, Esq., of Wellington Street South, Sarah Barcroft, relict of the late Robert Christie, aged 76 years, a native of Lancashire, England. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HAINES - Died in this city, John Robert, son of John and Sarah Haines, aged 1 year, 10 months, and 15 days. Funeral from his father's residence, 56 Locomotive Street, on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
NORLEY - Thomas Norley, for some time a huckster on the market, was taken sick at Bradfield's hotel about three weeks since. Saturday he was removed to the hospital and died the same evening. Deceased was a native of Winchester, England, and had no friends in this country.
HYMAN - James D. Hyman, a much respected employee of Copp Bros, died on Sunday evening. He was a member of the Iron Moulders' Union and that association escorted the remains to the G.W.R. station to-day. The funeral takes place in Brantford.
May 23, 1882
COLE - (Belleville) Michael Cole, who was injured on the Grand Trunk near Trenton on the 13th, is reported to have died to-day.
May 24, 1882
BROOKS - Died on Monday, the 22nd instant, after a painful illness, Charles Brooks, in his 83rd year. Funeral will leave his late residence, 52 Hess Street North, on Wednesday, 24th, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
CHESSUM - Died of convulsions, after twelve hours’ sickness, Martha, beloved daughter of Thomas and Louisa Chessum, aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral from her father's residence, 234 King Street West, on Wednesday, the 24th instant, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
YEARSLEY - Died on Tuesday, 23rd instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. D. J. Jennings, 293 King Street West, Margaret, relict of the late Robert Yearsley, in the 68th year of her age. Funeral at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 25th instant. Friends will please attend.
HINDMAN - The Brantford "Telegram" of Monday says: A telegram received to-day announces the death at Hamilton of James Hindman, stepson of Mr. James Freely, Walnut Street, West Brantford. The deceased was a member of the Orange Lodge and was a delegate to the
Grand Lodge of True Blues held here on the 9th of the present month. When here he appeared in the best of health and spirits. On Friday night he had an attack of pleurisy which terminated his life last evening. The remains will be brought to this city to-day. A special meeting of the Orange fraternity will be held to make preparations for attending the funeral.
MEEHAN - (Belleville) As a Grand Trunk Railway call boy was walking along the track last night between 12 and 1 o'clock, he stumbled over an object near the Canifton road crossing which on examination proved to be a human body. The horrified boy ran back to the station and informed the official on duty that some person had been killed on the track, and the party immediately went to the remains. The body was lying entirely nude alongside of the track near the crossing. It was so horribly mangled, one leg being cut off and the other torn to shreds, the head crushed in, and body with hardly a sound spot on it that at first it was not recognized, but on closer examination, the remains were identified as those of Michael Meehan, a freight conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway.
The mangled remains were collected together with the clothing which were scattered along the track, placed on a stretcher, and conveyed to the station where they were locked in one of the sheds. The accident must have taken place near the western extremity of the iron bridge. The unfortunate man was probably walking down the track eastward towards his van which was standing at the east end of the yard and was struck by the engine of No 3 express and dragged across the bridge and dumped down the embankment where he was found. One of his socks was found wound around a wheel of No 3. The deceased had drawn $60, and bills to the amount of about $45 were found at different places along the track, so there is no ground for the suspicion of foul play which was at first entertained. Mr. Meehan lived in Brockville where he leaves a wife and two children. He was about 40 years of age.
GROFF - (Niagara Falls) Yesterday while William Drew was going to his farm below the whirlpool, he noticed a black overcoat hanging on a fence near the whirlpool. Being a good coat, it raised his suspicions that it might possibly belong to a suicider and upon examining, he found the following note badly written on a leaf of a memorandum book, in one of the pockets. I have had bad luck. I have been working on the American side near Youngstown, Niagara, for Thomas Willson, I was engaged to a young lady. My home was burnt. I am tired of living any longer. I went to the whirlpool and jumped off. This is the last of me. They will not see me no more.
Henry H. Groff St. Catharines, Ontario
It is altogether likely that Groff has put an end to himself by jumping into the whirlpool. Any of his relations or friends can have full particulars by applying to Mr. McCougald, Chief of Police, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
May 25, 1882
DRYNAN - Died on May 24th, John Drynan, aged 79 years. Funeral from 265 York Street, on Friday, the 26th, at half past four. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
LENDRUM - Died on the 24th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, J. H. Stannard, 193 Hughson Street North, Agnes Fry, relict of the late Mr. William Lendrum, aged 87 years. Funeral on Friday, the 26th instant, at 4:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
MOIR - Mr. Robert S. Moir died suddenly at the hospital on Tuesday after a painful illness. He will be buried to-day by the St. Andrew's Society of which he was for many years a member. The funeral leaves Christ Church Cathedral at 12 o'clock noon.
GIBBONS - An old man named Charles Gibbons died at 11:30 this morning in jail.
May 26, 1882
CLIFTON - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Joseph Richard, only son of Joseph and Sarah Clifton, aged 10 years and 2 months. Funeral from 35 McAulay Street West, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MONTEITH - Died at Oshawa, on the 26th instant, Henry, son of John Monteith. Funeral from the house of W. J. Kerr, 123 Caroline Street North, city, on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
FORBES - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Rosana, beloved wife of David Forbes, aged 37 years. Funeral on Saturday from Little William Street, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ANDREWS - (London) Last night the body of Mr. O. Andrews was found lying on the roadside near Belmont with the throat cut from ear to ear. For years past he has been bartender for Mr. S. Grigg of the Grigg House and was always regarded as a reliable person. Of late, however, he has occasionally had signs of mental aberration, and there is no doubt that in one of these fits he wandered off and committed the deed on himself. A razor was found firmly clenched in his hand. He had been married six months.
BELL - (St. John, N.B.) Joseph W. Bell, of St. Stephen, fell between the cars while on an excursion train yesterday and was instantly killed. He had been drinking.
LEPINE - (Quebec) Last night, Louis Lepine, Jr., son of Lewis Lepine of the Internal Revenue Office, fell from the little window three storeys high into the yard below. He only survived ten minutes after being picked up.
JACOBSON - (Montreal) A horrible murder was perpetrated here last night in a second-class hotel known as the Californian by a Swede named John Oliffson on a fellow countryman named Johannes Jacobson. The two occupied the same room, and Oliffson was about to leave the hotel when the landlady suspected something wrong and immediately ran to the room where she found Jacobson lying on the bed dead, the murder having been accomplished by the aid of a beer bottle. Deceased's throat was cut and several deep gashes were on his throat. The murderer was instantly arrested when two watches, five sovereigns, and several articles belonging to his victim were found.
GRAY - (Dundas) On Monday last one of the few remaining early settlers of Beverly Township departed this like in the person of James Gray who had attained the age of 79 years. Mr. Gray had been an elder of the West Flamborough Presbyterian Church for 49 years and was the last of the elders elected at the first organizing of the congregation.
May 27, 1882
DOYLE - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, William, son of Luke and Elizabeth Doyle, aged 2 years and 5 months. Funeral will leave the Commercial Hotel, corner of York and Park streets, on Sunday, the 28th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.
BALL - Died on the 23rd instant at Zimmerman, Ontario, Mary Dundan, beloved wife of Robert Ball, formerly of Dundas.
BUCKLEY - (Toronto) The verdict to-night in the Buckley case was that Mrs. Buckley came to her death from injuries inflicted upon her by some person or persons unknown. Patrick Buckley, her husband, was remanded to the cells under the magistrate's warrant.
May 29, 1882
WATERWORTH - Died at Newport, Kentucky, on the 17th instant, William Waterworth, aged 50 years.
BOSCHE - (Toronto) A fatal type of diphtheria is now prevalent in the eastern section of the city. Three children belonging to a German named Bosche have died. The parents were in poor circumstances occasioned by the drink, and the house was filthy. The little ones were buried by the city.
BELLY - (Montreal) Charles Belly, an omnibus driver here, committed suicide by taking strychnine. He was of weak intellect.
LANIGAN - (Montreal) George Knox Lanigan, editor of the Sherbrooke "Examiner", died in this city at the age of 73 years.
JACKSON - (Montreal) Diphtheria has broken out in the family of an immigrant named Jackson in the bush some distance from the Occidental Railway. One child has died and two others are not expected to survive.
SWAN - (Galt) Mrs. Jared Swan passed away at the residence of her son-in-law, Andrew Turnbull, Mill Creek, on Thursday last at the advanced age of 88 years and 11 months. She and her husband came from Scotland in 1832 and settled near Galt.
WARNER - (Berlin) Mrs. Catharine Warner died at the residence of her son-in-law, David Pannebaker, near Hespeler, on Sunday morning last at the age of 86 years. She was an old settler of the County of Waterloo.
SCHMIDT - (Berlin) Bruno Schmidt, who has been confined in the London Insane Asylum for about a year, died on the 24th instant aged about 51 years.
WAGARS - (Napanee) This morning a freight train about half a mile from the station on the G.T.R. ran over and killed Benjamin Wagars. Deceased had been drinking some - aged 55 years.
May 30, 1882
HALL - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Robert G. Hall, late engineer to E. & C. Gurney, aged 37 years and 9 months. Funeral from 51 Mary Street, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
EIKOFF - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, William Adolphus, oldest son of Charles Eikoff, aged 10 years, 11 months, and 24 days. Funeral to-morrow, Wednesday, from his father's residence, No 10 Hess Street North. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GREEN - (Montreal) Francis Green returned to his home on Dorchester Street last evening in apparently good health. He was shortly after seized with a fit and a doctor was summoned. He soon recovered and the doctor saying there was nothing serious the matter, a second fit, however, came on and before the doctor had arrived, the man died.
HAMBLY - (Belleville) Mr. Samuel Hambly, ex-alderman for Bleecker ward, died yesterday in his 68th year. He was for about twenty-four years in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway company.
HANCOCK - (Walkerville) A horrible accident occurred here on Monday by which an old employee of the Walkerville Sugar Refinery Company lost his life. He was a machinist named Samuel Hancock and was employed in making a connection between pipes on the fourth floor of the refinery. While thus engaged he reached over the shafting and the key of a wheel nearby caught in his blouse. The revolving shafting commenced winding him up. He made no noise and was not seen by anyone until it was too late and his arm torn from his body. Dr. Coverty of Windsor was telephoned for, but before he could get here, the man was dead. He was married and leaves a wife and one little son, 14 months.
ROBERTSON - (Guelph) Mr. Adam Robertson Sr. died last night after a very short illness. The deceased was 70 years of age and had lived in Guelph for the past thirty-five years during which time he had been elected to nearly every municipal office, including that of mayor.
May 31, 1882
KORN - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, J. W. Korn, aged 58 years and 6 months. Funeral from his late residence, Markland Street, west of Locke, on Thursday, 1st June, at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
COLE - (Guelph) Anthony Cole, son of Mrs. Cole of this city, was drowned in Geneva Lake, Wisconsin, Saturday. He was well known and highly respected in Guelph.
CLARK - The Brantford "Telegram" of Tuesday says: Last night came to an end the last chapter in Alexander Clark's eventful career. It will be remembered that only yesterday morning at the police court he requested to be sent to central prison where he would be out of the reach of the curse of his life, strong drink. Shortly after being confined in his cell, the unfortunate man exhibited strange symptoms, and delirium tremens was suspected. The jail physician prescribed accordingly and for a few hours the prisoner slept soundly and rested peaceably. At seven o'clock last night he was apparently conscious and well, and nothing unusual was looked for. On going to his cell this morning, however, the officials found him cold in death, stretched at full length on his couch, a jury was promptly empanelled by Coroner Kerr and an inquest was held on the body. The verdict arrived at was that the deceased came to his death by drink and exposure. Clark has many respectable connections in Brantford who did all in their power to reform and turn him from the paths of evil.
YOUNG - Alexander Young, inspector of weights and measures, died at Galt on Monday. Mr. Young died at the residence of his brother-in-law, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was a native of the south of Scotland, and with his father and family came to the neighbourhood of Galt and for about twenty years at Berlin. He was appointed assistant inspector of weights and measures about three years ago and was considered one of the best and most careful officers in that branch of the public service.
June 1, 1882
ATKINSON - Died at Nelson on the 30th May, Stephen Atkinson, in the 64th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Friday, the 2nd instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
LYNCH - Died in Barton, on 31st May, James Leo, son of Mr. Michael Lynch, aged 9 months and 21 days. Funeral on Friday, at 2 p.m., from his father's residence near the delta. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SHERRING - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, John George, son of John George Sherring, aged 7 months. Funeral from 95 Caroline Street North, on Friday, the 2nd instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
DUNLOP - Died suddenly at 43 Duke Street, on Wednesday, 31st May, Robert Archibald, beloved son of Robert Dunlop, aged 15 years and 5 months. Funeral from his father's residence, 43 Duke Street, on Saturday, 3rd June, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SMITH - (Amherstburg) Daniel Smith, a well known resident of this town, committed suicide at an early hour this morning. He was found by one of his family about four o'clock this morning with his throat cut. He died at eleven o'clock.
VENOBLE - Thomas Venoble, an old resident of Dundas, retired to rest last night apparently in his usual good health. Next morning he was found dead in his bed. The deceased had reached the age of 74 years. He was buried on Tuesday.
June 2, 1882
MCLEOD - Died at 26 Bay Street South, on Friday, the 2nd June, Daisy, beloved daughter of John McLeod, aged 16 years and 11 months. Funeral from her father's residence, on Sunday, the 4th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KING - Died deeply regretted, on the 28th May, suddenly at Rugby, England, R. King, staff surgeon, Royal Navy.
The "Spectator" regrets to learn from Mr. R. King of the Inland Revenue Department of this city the sudden death of his father Staff Surgeon R. King, R.N., on the 28th ultimo. Mr. King was for some years a resident in Hamilton where he practiced as a doctor of medicine. He went through the Crimean war and the Kaffir war under Sir Harry Smith and was one of the parties in search of Sir John Franklin in the Arctic regions. He was highly esteemed here and leaves many to mourn his loss. His only surviving brother, Dr. R. S. King who lives at Port Robinson, is well known to many here. The gallant doctor lost his leg in the defence of his country at Fort Erie in 1866.
CRAMPTON - Died at Evanstown, Ill., on Tuesday morning, May 30, of diphtheria, Edith Benson, aged 4 years and 5 months, daughter of John and Jane Crampton. Buried at Rosehill.
CHAREST - (Sherbrooke, Que) Wilbrode Charest, engine driver on the Quebec Central Railway, was accidentally killed near Gould Crossing in the Township of Weldon, this morning, his engine having been thrown from the track in consequence of running over two cows. Conductor Boisvert was slightly injured.
WATERS - The Chief of Police has received a telegram from Waterloo stating that a man named James Waters died there this evening. The dead man is supposed to belong to Hamilton and letters were found in his possession which went to show that he had a family here in December last. Any information about him or his family should be sent to the Chief of Police who is in communication with the authorities in Waterloo.
June 3, 1882
MAGEE - Died on the 3rd instant, at 206 James Street North, Matilda, beloved wife of William Magee, aged 55 years. Funeral from her late residence at 3:30 p.m., Monday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HOWLAND - (Toronto) Mr. Peter Howland, a well known merchant, and brother of Sir William Howland, died at his residence, Lambton Mills, at 11 o'clock to-night.
DUGGAN - A terrible accident occurred on the Hamilton and Dundas Railway to-day by which Mrs. Catherine Duggan, an Irish lady, 80 years of age, met with a sudden death. She attempted to cross the track near the corner of Queen and Concession streets when the motor was not more
than twelve yards away and was knocked down in such a manner that, her head and body lay outside the rails and her limbs were across the rail and were run over. She died within half an hour after, never regaining consciousness.
June 5, 1882
BOYLE - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Mrs. M. A. Doyle. Funeral from her late residence, No 43 Catherine Street North, on Monday, June 5th, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DAVIDSON - Died at his residence, 58 Caroline Street South, John F. Davidson, merchant, in the 50th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Tuesday, 6th instant, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
MCWATTERS - Died on Saturday, 3rd instant, of dropsy, William McWatters, in the 82nd year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, Glanford, on Tuesday, the 6th, at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HEMPSTOCK - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, William Hempstock, in the 86th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Locke and Canada streets, on Tuesday, the 6th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LARMOUR - Died on Sunday, at the residence of his father, 59 Barton Street East, William Larmour, aged 25 years. Funeral will take place to-morrow at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GORDON - (Toronto) The body of Mr. John Gordon of the firm of Gordon & McKay, who died in Paris recently, left Havre yesterday per steamship "Labrador" for Toronto where it will be interred.
WATERS - James Waters, who died at Waterloo on Friday, was identified and brought to this city on Saturday, and the funeral took place yesterday afternoon.
June 6, 1882
REYNOLDS - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Isaac Reynolds, aged 62 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 14 Catharina Street East, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SOULES - Died at Saltfleet, on the 5th instant, in her 75th year, Mary Elizabeth Green, relict of the late Benjamin Soules, J.P. Funeral from her late residence, on Thursday, the 8th instant, at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.
NEWELL - Died on the 27th May, at his residence, in the Township of Nelson, Thomas, eldest son of Charles Newell, aged 34 years, 4 months, and 4 days.
MCLAREN - The village of Greensville was thrown into great excitement this morning by the news that an old and much respected citizen had committed suicide by hanging.
Rev. Mr. McLaren, an elderly clergyman of the Presbyterian Church, who has resided in the village a number of years, though not regularly preaching, got up at four o'clock this morning and went out to the barn and hung himself by the neck from a beam with a cord made from the lining of a harness.
Half an hour after the old gentleman got up, his wife, surprised to see him leave the house at such an early hour, arose to search for him, and on going out to the barn to her horror found her husband hanging by the neck, dead. She ran for a neighbour who came over and took the body down. Dr. Walker, coroner, Dundas, was sent for, and after examining the body and hearing the wife's account of the sad affair, decided that no inquest was necessary. The wife is stricken with grief and the community is deeply saddened by the tragic end of one who has for so many years been a most exemplary Christian. For some time the old gentleman has been subject to fits of melancholy and despondency and his relatives have kept a watch upon him for fear he might do himself harm. There is no doubt that the man took his life while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity.
WYNN - A shocking accident occurred at Fort Erie on Sunday whereby a gentleman well known in this city was instantly killed. Mr. William Wynn, formerly a resident here, but lately locomotive foreman on the G.W.R. at Fort Erie, was in the yard at that place on Sunday. Stepping back from the track from a Canada Southern engine, he stepped directly in front of a Great Western engine which killed him instantly. Deceased formerly ran the dummy engine on the Toronto branch between Toronto and Mimico. The remains were brought to this city and buried this morning, the funeral being attended by many members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
MCWATTERS - The death in Glanford on Saturday evening of Mr. McWatters will bring to the minds of some an incident that occurred during the stirring times of '37 and '38. At that time Mr. McWatters was living in the 4th concession of Binbrook and in Mr. McKenzie's flight from the country he stopped at McWatters and had some breakfast and did not leave till he had compelled his host to solemnly swear that he would not for some time make known the identity
of his guest whom he had recognized. A short description is given of him in "The Life of W.L. McKenzie". Deceased was one of the earliest settlers in Binbrook where he continued to reside until two years ago when he removed to Glanford. He was always an honest hardworking farmer and during his long life succeeded in accumulating considerable property. He is to be buried on Tuesday in the Woodburn burying ground.
June 8, 1882
BULL - Died on the 8th instant, Elizabeth Ada Bull, aged 5 years and 10 months. Funeral from 55 Hughson Street North, on Friday, 9th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m.
SMITH - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Emma, relict of the late William Smith, aged 38 years and 5 months. Funeral from her brother-in-law’s residence, Mr. Frank Young, 124 Napier Street, on Friday, 9th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SHOUT - While Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shout and child were going to Welland about ten o'clock this morning, the horse took fright and jumped into the Welland Canal, half a mile from Marshville. Mr. Shout lives two and a half miles from Marshville and is a well-to-do farmer. He and the child were rescued by some men who were working near, by shoving them a plank. Mrs. Shout was thrown out on her head on the bank and rolled into the canal and in some manner she got caught in the lines and was drowned. She leaves three children to mourn her loss.
LAWRY - The numerous friends of Mr. William Lawry, hide merchant, will hear with regret of his death which occurred at eleven o'clock this morning. The deceased gentleman enjoyed good health until about three days ago when he was confined to his residence on the mountain top with an attack of inflammation of the lungs. His death was sudden and unexpected. He was born in Cornwall, England, and was a member of the Ancient Order of: United Workmen under whose auspices the funeral will take place at 2 o'clock on Sunday. He was respected by all in business and private relations. Mr. Lawry was only 41 years of age and unmarried.
June 9, 1882
BLACK - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Eliza, beloved wife of David Black, aged 37 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 29 Margaret Street, on Sunday, 11th instant, at a quarter to ten sharp, for Hall's Corners.
LAWRY - Died on the 8th instant, at his residence on the mountain, William Lawry, aged 39 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. from his late residence. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LAWSON - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Ruth, beloved wife of John Lawson, in the 58th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 34 Bay Street South, on Sunday, the 11th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GRAHAM - Yesterday a boy of 17 years, a son of Mr. James Graham, of Brantford, stood leaning over the edge of a hopper in a Brantford mill. Corn was running into the hopper and the boy was watching the hopper fill up. He slipped and fell into the hopper unnoticed. The corn continued to run in, and the unfortunate lad was covered up and smothered in the grain. He was found two hours afterwards, head downwards and dead. His father is car foreman of the G.W.R. of Brantford and formerly lived in this city.
June 10, 1882
GRAHAM - Killed at Brantford, on the 8th instant, W. J. Graham, son of James Graham, G.W.R. Funeral to-morrow from the G.W.R. station on arrival of train at 11:20 a.m. to Burlington cemetery, in this city.
BROWN - (London) John Brown, the late city chamberlain, died from the effects of his self-inflicted wound at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
MCBRIDE - (Toronto) Samuel McBride, a wood and coal merchant, inhaled poisonous gases from a sick horse and died after one week's illness. The deceased was a prominent Mason, Orangeman, and Oddfellow, and at his funeral to-morrow the various orders will be represented.
MORRISON - (Toronto) Ex-Mayor Morrison was found dead in bed at his residence this morning. Of late he had been suffering from an affection of the heart. When found at nine o'clock his hand was placed over his heart as if he had been suffering.
Mr. Angus Morrison whose sudden death was announced in an earlier dispatch was born in Edinburgh, January 20, 1824, and came to this county when only eight years old in company with his father, Hugh Morrison, who was killed in an accident in the old market square at a political meeting in 1836. Mr. Morrison was educated partly at Belfast, Ireland, and partly in the Upper Canada College, Toronto, finishing his studies at a grammar school. In his younger days he was an athlete, taking much to rowing in which he was proficient. He won and held the
championship of Toronto in 1840, 1841, and 1842, and at the time of his death possessed the trophies of his victories. He was president of the Toronto Rowing Club for fourteen years. Curling, shooting, cricketing and kindred sports he excelled in and was first secretary and afterwards president of the Toronto Curling Club. Discontinuing all connection with sporting matters he devoted his time to the study of law. (End of the article is missing)
HOBBINS - At noon to-day Patrick Hobbins, the oldest porter in the employ of the G.W.R. in London, was killed in the yard by a shunting engine. He stepped quickly on the track, a building concealing the coming train from view, and was knocked down and had his head crushed. Death was instantaneous. He leaves a wife and five children. He was nearly 60 years of age.
June 12, 1882
HILLMAN - Died in this city, Sunday morning, 11th instant, aged 3 years and 10 days, of scarlet fever, Thomas Edward, only son of Oliver Hillman and Marie Irene Forster. Funeral will take place from the residence of W. C. Forster, Esq., 38 Jackson Street West, at 3 o'clock p.m., Monday, 12th instant.
At breakfast time on Saturday morning, a lad, the only son of O. S. Hillman (Foster & Hillman) was taken sick at breakfast and gradually sank, dying at 4 o'clock this Sunday morning. The doctors pronounced the disease scarlet fever of a very malignant type.
GETZ - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, at 27 York Street, George Getz, in the 58th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, on Tuesday, the 13th Instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
COTE - (Quebec) During the thunder storm of Thursday, Madame Esther Anger, wife of Narcisse Cote, was instantaneously killed by the electric fluid at St. Jean des Chaillons. The deceased was 54 years of age.
LABERGE - (Quebec) A farmer named Laberge was driving home his daughter, a married woman who leaves seven children, when the horse became unmanageable near the bridge on the road which crosses the river about three hundred feet above the Montmorenci falls. The vehicle struck the bridge with violence as to break away the guard, throwing Laberge out upon the bridge, and pitching the woman, horse, and cart into the boiling torrent which immediately swept them over the terrible abyss, a fall of nearly 300 feet. The body was subsequently found at the foot of the falls near Hall's dam.
MCELROY - A contingent of Godfrey du Bouillon commendary No 3 Knights Templar, and Barton Lodge, A.F. and A.M. turned out yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Sir Knight John McElroy. The funeral took place at 2:30 from his late residence on John Street to Burlington cemetery and was attended by a large circle of friends. The Masonic service was conducted by W. G. Reid, D.D.G.M., and Herbert Munsie, W.M., Barton Lodge.
June 13, 1882
MCCAWLEY - Died at 86 Wilson Street, this city, June 12, Miss Ellen Cecelia, daughter of the late Mr. Hugh McCawley, aged 30 years and 9 months. Funeral from the above address at 2:30, Wednesday. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
STINSON - Died at her residence, No 100 Queen Street North, on Tuesday, the 13th instant, Margaret, widow of the late Thomas Stinson, Esq, aged 75 years. Funeral on Thursday, the 15th instant, at 3:30 p.m.
BARR - Died in this city, on the 12th, suddenly, of congestion of the lungs, John Barr, Esq., solicitor, aged 56 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 112 Rebecca Street, at 3 o'clock, Thursday, 15th. Friends will please accept this intimation.
It is with regret that the death of the late John Barr, barrister, of this city, is recorded. The melancholy event occurred at the residence of the deceased here on Monday night caused by congestion of the lungs. Mr. Barr was born in Ballymeena, county of Antrim, Ireland, in the year 1826, and was consequently 56 years of age at his death. He came to Canada 32 years ago and began the study of law in the office of Gwynne (now Justice Gwynne) and Macara of Toronto. About 20 years ago the deceased came to Hamilton, entered upon the practice of his profession, and has resided here ever since. He leaves a widow and a son and daughter, the latter the wife of Mr. F. Domville. Deceased was a kind loving husband and father and will be missed by many who with him were among the first business and professional men of this city.
MCGRAW - (St. John) On Wednesday last, T. McGraw and his son, salmon collectors, started in a boat from the porch side of Miramichi river for Point aux Car, and have not since been heard of. It is supposed the boat upset during a gale and they were drowned.
SNIDER - (Toronto) The body of the boy Snider, drowned in the bay last night, was brought to the surface early this morning and removed to the house of his parents.
DUFORT – (Montreal) The second case of alleged poisoning of a man by his wife has just come to light within a fortnight. This afternoon Mrs. Marchand who lived in the house of a late employee of the Grand Trunk, at Ste Cunekonde, named Joseph Dufort, appeared at the police court and testified that Mrs. Dufort frequently told her she intended to kill her husband with poison. She went so far as to show witness a parcel containing sugar of lead which she obtained from a druggist and marked 'poison’ on the outside. This she stated to Mrs. Marchand she administered first in a cup of tea, but it had only the effect of making her husband sick, a second dose in a sandwich of bread and cheese completed the work of the modern Lucretia Borgia, and the man died foaming at the mouth as his brother swore, and in terrible agony.
Fabien Dufort in his evidence stated that the accused after professing to love him asked him if he would marry her if she put his brother out of the way with poison. A village constable tried to prevent the funeral going away this morning until he acquainted the coroner and asked the undertaker to take the body back into the house. This the widow refused them permission to do and said that it was out and must stay out as she would not let it back in again. The accused is quite young, very attractive in appearance, and dresses neatly. There is no sign about her of fear though she stands in a perilous position. It is stated that she actually offered to sell her husband's body to a medical man for anatomical purposes.
June 14, 1882
CUTHBERT - The death is announced of Mrs. Cuthbert of Toronto, sister of Conductor Richard Furniss of the G.W.R. The deceased lady was formerly a resident of this city and was well known here. She was the possessor of a splendid voice and much liked in musical circles.
June 15, 1882
MCDONALD - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, Barnard McDonald, aged 45 years. Funeral will leave No. 89 Strachan street, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, 17th. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ROWLAND - (Ridgetown) A horrible murder was committed on the Howard and Oxford town line about five miles from this place this afternoon. The victim is a Mrs. Rowland and her murderer is her own husband who is a well-to-do farmer and has been very generally respected by his neighbours. No particulars can be learned to-night except that he shot her dead with a shot gun about 4 p.m. to-day. He made no effort to get away, acknowledged his guilt, and acted generally like a man completely case-hardened. An inquest will be held to-morrow morning by
Coroner Jacob Smith of this town when no doubt the details will be obtainable. Chief of Police Tompkins arrested him about 7 o'clock to-night.
LABRAIRE - (Montreal) Joseph Labraire, a workman in the G.T. shops, cut his throat to-day, dying shortly after. He was labouring under a depression of spirits.
FAIRBARN - (London) A 14-year-old son of Mr. James Fairbarn, named Robert, was playing on a plank in the river this forenoon and fell, or was pushed off, by some of his companions, and was drowned. The sad accident occurred at about 11 o'clock, and although the river is being dragged in the vicinity where it occurred near the foot of Richmond street, the body has not yet been recovered.
FOWLIS - (St. Catharines) On Saturday last, Albert Fowlis, son of Robert Fowlis, licence inspector, was struck on the head with a cricket ball. He did not suffer materially from the blow at that time and was out on Sunday and Monday, but on Monday evening he was attacked with nausea and medical assistance called in, but he gradually sank into unconsciousness and died Tuesday.
PURDOM - Mr. Richard Purdom, of the Public Works Department of Ontario, died at the residence of his father in London on Wednesday, aged 32 years. He had been in the office of Mr. Kivas Tully for ten years.
WASHINGTON - (Dundas) News has come to hand from Minnesota of the foul murder of Edward Washington, formerly a resident of the Brock Road, and a brother of Mr. John Washington. It appears that he had a large sum of money in his possession and that he and his companion were waylaid and shot by a desperado named Tribbets. Information has since come to hand that the murderer has been lynched by the people. Washington was highly respected and his many friends here will regret to hear of his death.
June 16, 1882
DEMERS - (Montreal) Alex Demers was killed by lightning at Laprairie this evening while working in a field. A companion was knocked insensible but subsequently recovered.
STEWART - (Montreal) The body of the missing telegraph messenger, George Stewart, was found in the canal to-day.
June 17, 1882
CHANNELL - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, Caroline Channell, beloved wife of William Channell, hotel keeper, King Street West.
CAMPBELL - (Montreal) The funeral of the late Dr. G. W. Campbell took place here this p.m. and was attended by an immense concourse of the best people of the city.
KNIGHT - (Merritton) This afternoon the dead body of a man with a revolver wound in his head was found in a wheat field opposite Riordon paper mills. It was evidently a case of suicide while under the influence of liquor as a revolver was found beside him and a half empty flask of whiskey in his pocket. In appearance was large and stout and of about 60 years of age. From papers on his person his name is supposed to be George Knight of Toledo, Ohio. The coroner has been notified.
BEGG - Adam Begg, an elderly yeoman residing near the village of Millgrove, West Flamborough, drove into the city yesterday to transact some business. At 10 o'clock he called at the office of D. George Greer to sign a discharge of mortgage, but as the party of the second part had not yet arrived, he left the office telling Mr. Greer that he would be back in half an hour, Mr. Greer noticed that he was very weak and spoke with difficulty. He enquired about the old gentleman's health and he said he thought the old trouble was coming back. Mr. Begg failed to come back at the expiration of half an hour. The other party had arrived and a clerk was sent to look for Mr. Begg but he was not found.
A young man saw Mr. Begg's horse roaming around the street. The lines were hanging slack and the driver was lying back in the seat apparently not able to move. The young man got into the buggy and drove to the American Hotel. The young man told the hostler; the latter jumping to a very wrong conclusion thought the old man was intoxicated. The rig was taken into the barn, the horse unhitched, and as the hostler was unable to move him, Mr. Begg was left in the buggy. Mr. Pearman, the proprietor of the hotel, fearing that something serious would result, called on the Chief of Police, and told him there was a man in the barn whom he would like him to look after. The Chief of Police sent P.C. Read to the hotel and Mr. Begg was taken to No 3 police station and put in the cells on a charge of drunkenness. At 2 o'clock last night the policeman on station duty, upon going his rounds, found Mr. Begg in a dying condition. He was sinking rapidly when Dr. Ryull was sent for towards midnight, and the man was ordered to the hospital. A stretcher was prepared, but as the sick man was being carried out of the station, he died.
Mr. Adam Begg was a wealthy farmer and resided on a fine farm. He was 74 years old and was very temperate in his habits as well as being upright in all his dealings. He was troubled with frequent attacks of paralysis and it is supposed that it was one of these attacks that occasioned death. He leaves a son who arrived in the city to-day to look after his father whose failing to return home greatly alarmed him. It is improbable that an inquest will be held.
June 19, 1882
GILLESPIE - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Margaret Gillespie, aged 76 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of John Cox, 25 Pearl Street South, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m.
CARSON - Died suddenly, on the 17th instant, Robert Carson, aged 62 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 194 King William Street, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
As police sergeant Prentice was going his rounds in Division 2 Saturday evening, he saw a man lying face downwards on the sidewalk at the door of Morris's flour and feed store, corner of Wellington and King William streets. He approached the prostrate man, supposing after the manner of all policeman that he was intoxicated. He turned him over on his back and the man gave vent to a groan as if suffering great agony. He must have fallen only a few seconds before the sergeant came upon the scene as Mr. Morris and the other people who were in the store did not know anything about the occurrence until the officer told them of it. The man was recognized as Robert Carson and taken to his house, 194 King William Street. Mr. Carson was a driver of a lumber wagon and in the early part of the evening purchased some oats for his horse at Morris's store and was returning with the bag he had borrowed to carry the oats home when the awful summons arrived and he dropped on the doorstep. He always enjoyed good health except at intervals when he would complain of some heart disorders and this is supposed to have caused death. He was 62 years of age and leaves an only son, William, who is apprenticed to the iron moulding trade at Gurney's foundry. He was a quiet inoffensive man and greatly respected, an inquest was not necessary. He will be buried on Tuesday at 2 o'clock.
June 20, 1882
WILSON - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 18th instant, of inflammation of the lungs, William Wilson, aged 75 years. Funeral from his late residence, 65 Hughson Street South, on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will accept this notice.
KERNEY - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, John Kerney, aged 43 years. Funeral from his late residence, 104 Robinson Street West, at 8:30 Wednesday morning. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BEAUCHAMPS - (Montreal) Desire Beauchamps, a labourer in the Bell telephone service, was accidentally drowned by falling into the canal last night.
WATTS - Mrs. Charles Watts, of Brantford, mother of Mr. Alfred Watts, Conservative candidate for South Brant, died yesterday-afternoon.
BOUSSEAU - (Quebec) Joseph Bousseau, married and father of four children, was killed suddenly a day or two ago at the saw mill of Mr. Omer Gagne, St. John, by a piece of wood striking him on the head.
ANDERSON - (Port Elgin) A sad accident occurred this morning at Anderson Bros. saw mill, about a mile from here. Alexander Anderson was moving a scantling away from the saw when it was caught by the saw and thrown forward with great force against Duncan Anderson, hitting him in the head and killing him instantly. It also struck William Anderson on the breast, breaking his collar bone and injuring him considerably, but there are hopes of his recovery.
BISCOBY - (Winnipeg) E. Biscoby, ex-conductor on the Northern Railway, near Toronto, and of Section 5, Canadian Pacific Railway East, was murdered at Rat Portage yesterday. The tragedy occurred in his house next to Supendary Magistrate McCabe's office. There were two severe cuts on his head, and an axe was found in the house, covered with blood. Biscoby and his wife are reported to have drunk heavily and suspicion rests on her. An inquest was held to-day, but particulars cannot be learned immediately owing to the telegraph lines being down.
Editor's note: Ed. Biscoby was a member of the 1st Battalion first Red River expedition, and was known to many Hamiltonians.
June 22, 1882
CALLAGHAN - (Arnprior) A man named Thomas Callaghan was the victim of a fatal accident in McLachlin Bros, mill yard here. A pair of spirited mules attached to a car laden with lumber which he was unloading attempted to run away, and he sprang forward to check them. While doing so, the animals made a bolt and he was thrown forward on the track. Before he could be extricated the car passed over his body, causing instant death. He leaves a widow and a large family.
RALSTON - Died in this city, on Wednesday, June 21, George H. Ralston, aged 36 years. Funeral from his late residence, Bold Street, Central school, to-day at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will accept this intimation.
RALSON, FORBES - About 2 o'clock yesterday happened in this city one of the most horrible tragedies ever enacted in any civilized country. The little house in rear of the Central school and enclosed by the walls which surround the playground was the scene of a double murder and the suicide
of the murderer. The house fronts on Bold Street and attached to it is a small yard segregated from the main yard of the school. It was occupied by George Ralston, the caretaker of the Central school. Ralston's wife is dead and he has had as housekeeper and to take care of his children a Mrs. Alexander Forbes. Mrs. Forbes has been separated from her husband for about six years. Mrs. Forbes's daughter, who is about 19 years old, says that the separation was caused by her father's cruel and drunken habits. The daughter, Kitty, has been for the past few days stopping with her mother. Her father lately returned from the States, having been roaming over different parts of the Union. About 2 o'clock two shots were heard from the house, followed by a woman's scream, and then another shot. Mr. James Finlayson rushed to the house and into the little yard which is separated from the schoolyard only by a picket fence. He had heard the pistol shots and suspected that there was some evil deed committed, but the awful sight that met him was something he did not expect, just outside the kitchen door and lying on the little plank walk was George Ralston, the caretaker of the school.
He was on his back and was not quite dead. He had been shot in the left eye and his face was already swollen and discoloured. On the walk a few feet from Ralston lay the dead body of Mrs. Forbes. Mrs. Forbes's body showed no signs of violence and it required a close examination to discover the cause of death. It was seen that she had been shot through the heart, and the murderer had held his weapon so close that her dress was slightly burned. On the ground near the fence, but still not more that a few paces from the others, was the body of the suicide and murderer, Alexander Forbes. He was on his back and had his right hand doubled over his breast as if in the act of shooting himself. His hat was on his head and partially crushed down over his head. He was dressed in a gray tweed suit and was close shaven except for a moustache. In a few minutes a curious crowd had poured in and stood gazing on the dead bodies with wide-opened eyes.
The others lay more on their sides than Forbes who was on the broad of his back with a stark and rigid face and his staring eyes upward to the blue sky. Ralston was dead in a few minutes and was found so when Mr. Archibald Maclean and Mr. A. A. Maclean reached the house and they started for the place immediately after hearing the shots. The Chief of Police, Coroner Woolverton, Dr. Macdonald and Dr. Vernon were sent for and reached the house in a very short time, but the three were dead then. All that could be done was to select a coroner's jury, which was done, and inquest opened before Dr. Woolverton. It was adjourned till 4 o'clock this afternoon at the police court...
June 23, 1882
FORBES - Died in this city, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, Alexander Forbes, aged 44 years. Funeral from his father's residence, corner Barton and Wellington streets, at 3 p.m. Friday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FORBES - Died in this city, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, Prudence Forbes, aged 37 years, second daughter of John Norton, Esq., of Tapleytown. Funeral will start at 11 a.m. from 71 Cathcart Street North, on Friday, the 23rd instant, for Tapleytown M. E. Church. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
WILSON - Died in Stoney Creek, on 22nd June, 1882, William Wilson, aged 81 years, 2 months. Funeral will take place from his late residence, Saturday, 24th instant, at 2 o'clock.
MAXWELL - Died in this city, at his father's residence, corner Picton Street and Ferguson Avenue, William C. Maxwell, eldest son of Francis Maxwell, aged 10 years and 10 months. Funeral on Sunday, the 25th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
O'FARRELL - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Hugh O'Farrell, in the 45th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, No. 8 Chisholm Street, on Sunday, the 25th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
FORTIN - (Quebec) A report has been received of a horrible case of fatal burning at Levis. The victim is a widow, Mrs. Fortin, a sick nurse lately in the employ of Mrs. Howell of that place. The unfortunate woman was heating some milk on a spirit lamp when unfortunately placing the alcohol too near the lamp it took fire in the bottle spreading the burning liquid all over her clothing. Before the flames could be suffocated, the poor woman was burned alive almost to a crisp. The skin and hair fell off and her body is reported to be a terrible sight. She has been conveyed to her home. Medical aid was immediately summoned, but the doctors deny the possibility of the poor creature's recovery. Her death will leave two children orphans. (She died next day.)
June 24, 1882
O'REILLY - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Maria, beloved wife of Mr. Peter O'Reilly. Funeral from her husband’s residence, 179 MacNab Street North, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
CHRISTIE - (Toronto) James Grant Christie, a boy of 15, was drowned while bathing in what is known as the 'cut' on the Island on Saturday afternoon. The body was recovered about fifteen minutes afterwards. He was a son of Mr. James Christie, manager of Hughes Bros.
MOWAT - A private telegram has been received in the city from Waltham, Mass, announcing the death by drowning of Mr. John Mowat, a former Hamiltonian, on Saturday last. Mr. Mowat was raised in this city and learned the watchmaking business and worked for some time with the late Alexander Campbell, 12 King Street West. He left here two years ago for Elgin, Ill, where he worked in the Elgin watch works. He went to Waltham, Mass, and worked in the watch factory in that city. He was always a pushing and energetic young man and close attention to business broke down his health. He was in Hamilton three weeks ago on his way back to Waltham from Chicago where he had gone in search of health. While in the city he stayed at Malcolm McEachren's home on Locomotive Street. He was just 21 years old. His father, who is now in Chicago, was at one time connected with the customs department at this port. His uncle, Andrew Mowat, is still residing in the city. His sister lived here until about a year ago when she went to Toronto. The drowned man was a relative of the Premier of Ontario. No particulars have yet been received as to the accident which deprived him of his life.
June 27, 1882
MILNE - (Fletcher, Ont) Alexander, son of George Milne, aged 19 years, formerly connected with the G.H.W. Telegraph Co. at Toronto, was drowned yesterday afternoon while bathing in a reservoir near the village of Valletta with some other young men.
HAMBLY - (Bowmanville) A farmer name William Hambly, living in the Township of Darlington, near this place, hung himself this evening in his own stable. He had been drinking heavily for some time past which is supposed to have been the cause of the rash act.
RIORDON - (St. Catharines) Jeremiah Riordon, a brother of John Riordon of this city, is dead. Mr. Riordon, who was never in the best of health, passed away at the early age of 44 years. A few years ago the deceased visited this city and during his stay made a number of friends. He was for several years connected with a railway in Texas, but sold out his stock here, and has latterly resided in St. Louis where he expired on the 24th instant of heart disease. His remains will be brought to Toronto for interment.
ST. JOHN - (St. Catharines) Saturday last four boys, Norton S. St. John, Bennett Burson, son of Rev. Mr. Burson, and two other boys named Hughes and Carman, went down to the lower floats on the Welland Canal near Port Dalhousie to fish. After getting tired of this pastime, the two boys, Hughes and Carman, went up an adjoining hill to look for birds' nests, leaving the other two at the floats. Young Burson has been teaching St. John to swim, and on this occasion both stripped off to take a bath. Burson went into the water and was busy swimming about, leaving St. John sitting on the floats naked. He heard a splash and on looking saw his companion had disappeared and although he immediately made search the little fellow was not seen alive. The supposition is that deceased did not go into the water of his own accord but was rendered dizzy in the heat of the sun and fell in. The body was not recovered until 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Deceased was 11 years and 8 months old. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the whole community in the loss of their only child, a particularly bright and interesting boy.
MATTHEWS - Stephen Matthews, aged 40, a cripple, suicided by taking Paris green at Belleville, Monday.
June 28, 1882
ABEL - Died on Tuesday, 27th instant, at half past ten o'clock of heart disease, in the 49th year of her age, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Frederick Abel. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 16 Lower Cathcart Street, on Thursday, the 28th instant, at half past three. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
HUSSELL - Drowned on the 1st April, Ernest Edward Hussel, aged 18 years. Funeral from his mother's residence, 128 James Street North, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, 29th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation. (See page 46)
MCKAY - Died at 95 Hess Street, on the 28th instant, Frank McKay, second son of William and Clara McKay, aged 4 years and 2 months. Funeral to-morrow, 29th, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MOSS - (Toronto) The body of Mr. Moss, late editor of the "Manitoba Free Press" arrived here last night and was buried to-day. The deceased was a brother of the late Chief Justice Moss and the funeral was largely attended.
CAMPBELL - (Owen Sound) A body was found in the river this afternoon. It was identified as being the body of John Campbell, a lad about 10 or 12 years of age. From all appearances he had been drowned some time. The affair will be investigated by the authorities as the boy was never reported as missing.
DUDDSON - On Saturday last the headmaster of Delaware school named Duddson was drowned while bathing in the river near London.
BENNETT - (Dunnville) This evening a boy about ten years of age, son of Mr. Barton Bennett of this town, while bathing in the canal was drowned.
June 29, 1882
HUBER - (Berlin) Samuel S. Huber of Ayr, father of Mr. J. T. Huber, merchant of this town, died on Friday last.
VANKOUGHNET - Hanging of Murderer Vankoughnet at Kingston … The minister then engaged in a short prayer, and while he was saying the words "God have mercy on his soul", the doomed man ejaculated, "Yes, Lord, Do, do, Lord". At the word Amen the bolt clicked and he was launched into eternity and his pulse ceased to beat fourteen minutes after the drop. His neck was not broken. Death was cause by asphyxis. He requested that his body be handed to his mother. The request will be complied with. The whole affair did not occupy four minutes.
There was only one spectator allowed in besides the press and jail officials. The execution took place by lamplight. None of Vankoughnet's friends were present, not even his wife. She had some words with him when she visited him four weeks ago.