January 5, 1883
COOKE (L’Original, Ont) - The people of the united counties of Prescott and Russell to-day discussed nothing but the terrible butchery of the Cooke family at Hawkesbury. Groups gathered here and there and advanced a hundred different theories as to the motive, and speculated as to the prospects of Mann ever being allowed to go to trial. The heart of the whole community beats in sympathy for the relatives of the unfortunate family. In fact, nothing has ever occurred in the history of the united counties that has cast such a gloom over all classes of people. Nothing but lynching appears to meet the general idea, and it will not be at all surprising if a raid is made on the jail before the preliminary trial is through. Last night when the prisoner was being driven from the Calumet station to L’Original, a crowd of infuriated citizens of Hawkesbury followed him. They were provided with a noose and other essentials for lynching, but through the vigilance of Sheriff Merrick their efforts were thwarted. The prisoner is now safely lodged in jail and carefully guarded.
He refuses to communicate with the clergy and is as silent as the grave as to the motive which led him to commit the terrible murder. He is perfectly calm and betrays no symptoms of fear. He says he is 19 years of age and was born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, being a member of the Church of England. He told Detective Latour that he had lived with Mr. Cooke and committed the murder. Mann this morning was arraigned before Judge Daniel for a preliminary examination. The court house was crowded. He appeared quite calm and met the gaze of the crowd with perfect indifference. No evidence was taken, the County Attorney asking for a remand of forty-eight hours to enable him to get the witnesses together. Mann was subsequently photographed by Mr. Beckham of Hawkesbury. The funeral will not take place until Saturday next so as to enable two of Mr. Cooke's sons to attend. They are at present residing in Winnipeg and have been telegraphed for.
SMITH (Toronto) - Ann Smith, a vagrant who was committed to jail on Tuesday last, was found dead in her bed in the cell this morning. She was under medical treatment.
INMAN (Toronto) - Hesterman J. Inman, arrested late last night on a charge of drunkenness, was found dead in the corridor of the police headquarters this morning. The deceased, who had once been in good circumstances, was addicted to drink. During the early years of his life, he was engaged in the New York office of the Inman line of steamships and was a nephew of the original members of the company.
O’ROURKE - Execution of O'Rourke ...The executioner adjusted the noose, lifting up the prisoner's whiskers to do so, and then at the request of the officer, O'Rourke knelt on the door and Father O'Reilly said "Repeat a prayer with me", and said the Lord's prayer over two or three times rapidly. O'Rourke mumbled a few words and then stopped, his face twitching a little. Just then the executioner stepped forward, adjusted the white cap over O'Rourke's face, and stepped back again, placing his hand on the lever which worked the bolt which held up the trap door. O'Rourke's left foot was projecting a little over the edge of the trap and in obedience to a request he moved further on to the trap.
The priest said a short prayer and even while he was uttering the words 'Our Father' the executioner pulled the lever and the body of Michael O'Rourke dropped with a thud eight feet below. As he fell his legs straightened out and the body hung straight and stiff without movement, the head hanging to the right, the knot of the noose having been placed under the left ear. The neck of the man was instantly broken and there was for a moment no motion of his body. Then the chest heaved once and the hands began to tremble. The execution was admirably managed. The fall was so direct and the distance so accurately judged that as the body hung by the neck the toes were about an inch off the ground. The cross which the priest had placed in his right hand dropped to the ground, but the rosary which he had in his left hand still hung on the stiff fingers. The morning was bitterly cold and the sun was obstructed by clouds, and the few spectators who had climbed to the platform hurriedly joined those below, your reporter with them...
January 6, 1883
BELL (St. Thomas) - When the Credit Valley train arrived from the east about five o'clock last night, there alighted from the passenger coach a young couple, the wife carrying a baby in her arms. They went into the waiting room, but immediately the husband hunted up the baggage master and requested him to change his Credit Valley checks for the Canada Southern and to do it quickly as his child was very sick and he wanted to go back to the waiting room. When the husband returned to where his child lay, there had been a change for the worse and the little sufferer had died during his absence. The father gave his name as A. B. Bell and stated that his home was formerly in Milton, but that his present residence was Grand Rapids, Michigan.
MURRAY (Billsburg, Ont) - The coroner's jury in the case of Sarah Murray, the woman who was dead in her house in this village on Tuesday evening last, gave as their verdict that her death was caused by exhaustion consequent on excessive drinking and want of sustenance and care. There was nothing brought out in the evidence to show that she had suffered
maltreatment from any person. She and her brother were living in the same house and both were of intemperate habits, the brother particularly so, and nearly imbecile as well. It appears that although they had a supply of provisions in the house at the time, she had eaten scarcely anything during the debauch.
January 8, 1883
REHDER - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Christian Kerney, infant son of Mary and Christian Rehder, aged 1 year and 4 months. Funeral to-day from his parents' residence, 171 King William street, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LAND - Died on Sunday, the 7th instant, at 227 Mary Street, John Bradley, only son of Stephen and Maggie Land, aged 7 months. Friends will please attend the funeral from the above address, to-morrow, at 2:30.
WINNETT (London) - Thomas Winnett, one of the best known and eldest citizens, died to-day of congestion of the lungs. He had been weigh scales clerk for nearly a quarter of a century.
SMITH (Toronto) - The skating season was inaugurated here to-day by no less than five accidents on the bay. A man named Charles Smith was drowned while four others broke through and were rescued with considerable difficulty.
January 9, 1883
LECANADIEN (Montreal) - Jacques LeCanadien, a noted voyageur belonging to the Caughnawaga Indians, died suddenly last week in a fit of passion while he and one of his sons were about to enter into a personal conflict. The dispute arose out of the old chief having cut off his younger son and left all to the elder.
MILLER (Toronto) - The body of Samuel Miller, aged 7 years, was found this morning by the Esplanade constable, frozen fast in the ice about the middle of the bay. The boy left home with a brother to skate on the bay on Saturday, and it is thought that the strong wind blew him far away, and being unable to return he lay down and was frozen to death.
ROBINS (Niagara Falls) - Train No 17 of the N.Y.C., a way freight from Suspension Bridge to Buffalo, when approaching Niagara Falls, New York station, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, was run into from the rear end by the light engine, No 551, which had followed it close from the bridge, killing brakeman Robins, an old attache of the Welland Telegraph, and slightly injuring
Conductor Lamontaine around the head and hip. Robins succumbed to his injuries shortly after the accident, both legs being terribly mangled and his head injured. The caboose was completely telescoped and afterwards destroyed by fire. Robins's remains were taken in charge by his cousin, Ed Robins, and will be conveyed to Welland to-morrow morning. Deceased was a very promising young man and much sympathy is felt for his parents in their irreparable loss. The cause of the accident to the freight train was its stopping at Niagara Falls to do some work at the local warehouse, and the light engine following at a high rate of speed and not noticing the freight at a standstill until it was too late to prevent the accident.
CAVERHLLL (London) - Last Thursday James Caverhill was killed in the Township of Lobo by the bursting of the driving wheel of a wood sawing machine. Several others had narrow escapes.
January 10, 1883
CAMPBELL - Died on the 9th instant, in the 18th year of his age, John Campbell, son of the late Neil Campbell. Funeral from the residence of D. C. O'Keefe on the mountain, on the 11th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HEFFERMAN - Died in Southampton on the 9th instant, of inflammation of the lungs, Patrick Hefferman, hotel keeper, aged 48 years and 5 months. Funeral at Guelph on Friday the 12th instant.
January 11, 1883
ROBBINS - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Ethel Amelia, only daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Robbins, aged 5 years and 10 months. Funeral on Friday, the 12th instant, at 2:30 p.m., from the family residence, 123 Wellington street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SUTOR - Died at North Cayuga, on the 2nd instant, Bessie A., daughter of the late John Sutor, aged 25 years. Funeral took place on the 5th instant, 1883.
SANDERSON (Toronto) - John Sanderson, a wealthy farmer near Peterborough, while visiting his son in this city, met his death to-night by accidentally falling down a cellar way in the house of the former. The fall fractured his skull. Death was instantaneous.
HANNA (Belleville) - A horrible accident occurred on the Grand Trunk Railway here at 5:50 this morning. John W. Hanna, a Brakeman, while stringing the bell rope on a freight train,
fell between the cars, several of which must have passed over him as the body when found was cut in two in the middle and one hand was cut off. Deceased was aged 17 and was the son of a widow who lives in Maitland. He had been but a short time in the employ of the company.
January 12, 1883
BARBER - Died on January 11th, at the residence of her son, Mr. B. F. Barber, King street east, Eliza, relict of the late Edward Barber, in the 80th year of her age. Funeral on Sunday, January 14th, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.
BURKE - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Margaret, the wife of the late William Burke, aged 58 years. Funeral from her late residence, No 63 Canada street west, on Sunday, the 14th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation,
WEBB (Toronto) - Robert Webb, a Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway brakeman, was killed at an early hour this morning by having his feet caught in a frog in the yard. He was held in that position until killed by a locomotive. Webb was only in the employ of the company for a few days.
WILEY - Among those who lost their lives in the Milwaukee fire was Mr. Wiley, Canadian Travelling passenger agent for the Michigan Central with his headquarters in Toronto. He was well and favorably known here.
January 15, 1883
DUFFIELD - Died on Sunday morning, the 14th instant, Mary Duffield, in the 62nd year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence, No 35 Jackson street west, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LEVY - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Bernard, son of Jacob Levy, aged 9 months.
FREEMAN (Montreal) - Conductor Freeman, who fell off the G.T.R. train on Victoria Bridge a few days since and was severely injured, died to-day. He had served the company for twenty-eight years.
MICHIE (Toronto) - Mr. James Michie died at 3:30 this afternoon. The deceased was a prominent and active member of the St. Andrew Society, having been re-elected president for the second time at the last general meeting. The deceased was 51 years of age and came to Toronto when he was only 16. He was a member of the well known firm of grocers, Fulton and Michie.
January 17, 1883
NASH - Died in this city, on Tuesday, January 16, Jane, beloved wife of John Nash, aged 33 years. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Thursday from her husband's residence, 133 Queen street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LITTLE - Died at the Valley Inn, on Tuesday, the 16th day of January, Charles, eldest son of Robert and Martha Little, aged 2 years and 4 months. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MCNEIL (Paisley) - Mr. Finlay McNeil, an old and respected citizen of Paisley, about 70 years old, was to-day found lying dead on the floor in his house. His daughter-in-law, who had been living with him for some time, went away on Friday for a short time, leaving him home alone. His friends, missing him, went to the house and found him dead to-day. It is supposed he has been dead since Sunday.
CRINNON - At St. Mary's Cathedral this morning a solemn requiem mass was celebrated for the repose of the soul of the late Bishop Crinnon. The cathedral was draped in mourning, and a bier stood in the sanctuary on which was placed the white mitre of the dead prelate.
The mass was offered by Bishop Jumot of Peterborough and the singing was by a choir of priests. The celebrant was attended by Vicar-General Heenan as deacon of honour, Father O'Connell of Mount Forest as deacon and Father Feeney of Dundas as sub-deacon. Father Slaven of the cathedral was master of ceremonies. Among those in the sanctuary were Archbishop of Toronto attended by Father Lory, S.J., of Guelph, Father Rooney of Toronto, the Bishop of London, the co-adjutor of Toronto, the Bishop of Kingston, Monsignor Farrelly of Belleville, Rev. Dr. Funeken, G.R., president of St. Jerome's College, Berlin, Rev. Father Kavanaugh, president of the college of Holy Angels, Niagara Falls, and about forty other priests.
After mass Vicar-General Dowling of Paris preached from the words "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord". The eloquent priest drew a most vivid picture of the life and labour of the dead bishop from the time when as a boy he saw in Ireland the struggle for Catholic Emancipation till his death in the far south. When the bishop came to this country to join the diocese of Toronto, it covered a territory which is now divided into four important dioceses. There were then fewer priests in the whole territory than there are now in one diocese. The harvest was great, but the labourers were few. When Bishop Crinnon entered on his missionary work in Canada, he was 36 years of age, strong and robust, and ready for the field. He brought to his people the message of
the gospel in accents as familiar to them as their own and he shared with them the memories of that old land which has always been so faithful to the church. The fruits of humanity, zeal, and love of souls were soon seen in the affection in which he was held and in the influence he wielded. His first permanent home was in Stratford. It was poor and plain, but still very grateful to one who had been so long a wandering missionary. At Stratford he was asked to accept the burden of the episcopacy. He made a sacrifice and the Lord blessed him for it. He was a providential appointment. He came to the diocese of Hamilton when there were special needs and he was the man to supply them. He hoped to build a fine cathedral in Hamilton, but he would never begin it until every important town and village in his diocese had its own church and pastor. To him the care of souls was more than the erection of fine structures; that was a work to come afterwards. To his efforts in the cause of religion he added labour for education and charity. Wherever there was a church he encouraged the erection of a school and founded charitable institutions for the widow and the fatherless. A vigilant, prudent, and loving bishop, his loss fell heavily on the priests of his diocese and they unite heartily with the people in praying that his mantle may fall on the shoulders of a worthy successor.
January 18, 1883
NULTY (Montreal) - Patrick Nulty, a respectable farmer near Pawdon, this province, went into his barn on Sunday morning to fodder his cattle before going to church. He was accompanied by his brother-in-law, a mere youth. While inside, the roof of the building gave way, burying both in the debris. As they did not return to the house as soon as expected, Mrs. Nulty went to see what was delaying them, when she found her husband in a dying state, a beam having crushed in his skull. She was unable to extricate him until help was brought from a distance when the sufferer was found in a helpless condition. He lingered a few hours, however, and then expired. The boy escaped with only a few bruises.
SIMMENS (Toronto) - Joseph Simmens, of this city, German consul for the Province of Ontario, died this afternoon. He had only been ailing ten days, his complaint being inflammation of the stomach.
MEAD (Orillia) - A sad accident occurred at Tait's mill here at a quarter to six o'clock this evening. A man named Alfred Mead who had been working in the mill yard during the day had gone into the mill and evidently tried to step over a shaft that was running rapidly, and his long overcoat was caught in the shaft and in a moment he was whirled round with
the speed of the shaft, and before the engine could be stopped, life was extinct. He leaves a widow.
TRUSCOTT (Columbus, Ont) - James Truscott of Harrowsmith was killed to-day while undermining on the Raglan division of the 0 & Q railroad. The deceased was 30 years of age.
DONAGHY (Kingston) - James Donaghy, while working at the foot of the shaft in the Robertsville mine, was killed instantly to-day. The car at the top of the inclined railway that descends into the mine broke loose and rushed down the track at a terrible rate of speed. He was at the foot of the railway at the time and had not time to get out of the way. The oar struck him and throwing him down finished the work by running over his body. Death was instantaneous. The deceased was married and his wife and one child are in Scotland.
January 19, 1883
SAVAGE (Montreal) - One of those terrible railway accidents which are so frequent near this city through people walking on the track happened this morning at St. Henri to a young man named Charles Savage. As the western express was about to enter the city, Savage was in front, and unnoticed by the driver, the locomotive struck him and severed his head from his body, carrying the headless trunk a considerable, distance forward. The coroner held an inquest, but none of the witnesses saw the accident occurring. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
HALL (Toronto) - Thomas Hall, aged 50 years, dropped dead on King street this afternoon. Heart disease was the cause.
GAY - Mrs. Gay, wife of the poet Gay of Guelph, died in the Hamilton Asylum the other day. She had been an inmate of the asylum for some years. The remains were taken to Guelph on Wednesday for Interment. The poet's many friends will sympathize with him.
January 20, 1883
NOTZ - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Charles Frederick Notz, eldest son of the late August Notz, aged 32 years. Funeral will leave his mother's residence, Herkimer street, west of Locke, on Monday, the 22nd instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
January 22, 1883
RUSSELL - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Nathaniel, second son of George and Margaret
Russell, aged 18 years. Funeral from his late residence, Victoria avenue north, on Monday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DALY - Died on January 21st, Mamie Noolan, infant daughter of Hugh Daly, aged 2 months and 18 days. Funeral on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, at 2:30 p.m. from her father's residence, No 8 Augusta street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
CAMPBELL (St. Thomas) - Yesterday afternoon, a brakeman named William Campbell fell off the top of a Canada Southern freight train. One or two cars passed over him and mangled him in a shocking manner. He died shortly after.
BUNT - At noon to-day, information was sent to No 1 Police station that a man was found dead in house No 288 King street east, two doors below Steven street. A "Spectator" reporter hurried to the spot indicated and found the information to be true. In an old and rickety frame house, totally unfit for human habitation, was found the dead body of a man lying as it had been found by Thomas Unwin and William Barret.
Thomas Unwin told the reporter that he entered the house at 11:30 this morning with William Barret who was going to do some repairs. They went upstairs and in a corner front room found the body covered with a canvas tick. Without making any further examination he alarmed the neighbourhood. In a few minutes the small house was crowded. The first to identify the remains was Harry Shingle of 330 King William street who was passing the house and went in to ascertain the cause of the excitement. Upon entering the room where the body lay, he exclaimed, "That's George Marithew". "Do you know him?" several of the spectators asked in chorus. As soon as Shingle got over his astonishment he answered, "Yes, I have known him for ten years". The reporter kept up the conversation with Shingle who told in substance the following story.
Marithew was about 30 years old and lived with his wife and child at the head of the Jolley cut on the mountain. He was born near Smithville. He was a labourer and about two months ago was sawing wood in the city. He was not a total abstainer but Shingle never knew him to have used liquor to excess. Deceased had told Shingle that the former's mother was living some place up west, his father having died near Smithville. Marithew has a brother David living at Essex Centre near Windsor. Shingle had not seen the deceased the last two months.
When Sergeant Smith and Dr. Woolverton arrived at the house the remains were found lying in the corner where they had been found by Unwin and Barret. The body was that of a man about 30. The head, which was leaning towards the left side, was covered with short curly brown hair. The eyes were closed and
sunken, the lids dark. The mouth was partly open revealing an even set of white teeth. A tinge of gray frost hung on the brown moustache. The face, excepting the upper lip, was cleanly shaven. The arms were crossed on the breast. The palms of the hands were much shrunken. The feet were encased in a pair of heavy boots which evidently were never worn on the streets and the legs in three pairs of tweed pants. Under the head was a black glazed valise in which were found an empty bottle and a bottle of laudanum. Covering the remains was a canvas tick in which the deceased had evidently encased himself. At the opposite end of the room a pile of partially burned rags was found which showed that the deceased had tried to build a fire on a piece of sheet iron also found there.
Henry Taylor who keeps a grocery at the corner of King and Steven streets kept the key of the house and acted as agent for John Gage of Bartonville who owns the house. November 18 the deceased came to him in company with Robert Montgomery. Taylor did not know the man's name. Taylor gave deceased the key and expected that he would move in. The house remained unoccupied and Taylor could not find any trace of the man who had taken the key. Taylor procured another key, intending to rent the house to another man. Last Tuesday he entered the house but did not go upstairs. The key which Taylor has given to the man who rented the house on November 18 was found in one of the pockets of the dead man.
The body was removed from the house at half past one and taken to the King William Street morgue. There was some difficulty in carrying it down the narrow rickety stairs as it was frozen stiff, and had to be carried down part of the way in an upright position.
The facility with which Mr. Shingle identified the dead man as one with whom he had been acquainted for ten years only showed how easily a person may be mistaken in such a matter. When the body was removed to the King William Street morgue it was thought, in spite of the identification by Mr. Shingle, the body was not that of George Marithew, but Samuel Bunt, a young Englishman who has been missing Since December 1. At the morgue, Rev. J. Goodman of the Primitive Methodist church identified the corpse as that of Bunt.
Bunt was a young Englishman, a carpenter by trade, who resided with his aunt, Mrs. Miller, at 81 Caroline street north. He left his home about the 1st of December last and was heard of no more and search was made for him, but without success. In spite of the identification of the body as that of George Marithew, the reporter was of the opinion that it might be Bunt, and he was confirmed in the belief by the discovery of the bottle of laudanum. Bunt was an opium eater, and had fallen a victim to the habit. His relatives were much concerned at the discovery that he was addicted to the use of opium and took several bottles from him while he was a resident in their house and even forbade the neighbouring druggist to sell him the drug.
When Bunt went away and never returned, they feared that he had taken an overdose and lay down some place to die. Their fears were prophetic for Bunt evidently died in his sleep. He probably took some of the drug and passed away unconsciously in the stupor which followed. After Rev. Mr. Goodman, the body was identified by Mr. Miller and Mr. H. M. Arthur.
Beside the dead man was found a paper on which he had written, "Blessed are the dead that died in the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Write to Mr. Mickle, Truro, England". It is not yet decided whether or not an inquest will be held.
January 23, 1883
GILLEAN - Died in Detroit, on Sunday, the 21st instant, Aggie Gillean, aged 28 years. Funeral will take place from No 3 Queen street south, at 2:30 p.m., Thursday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCHENRY - Died at 249 Hughson street north, this city, on the 23rd instant, Ephraim McHenry, aged 33 years. Funeral on Friday at 3 p.m.
STUART (Ottawa) - The sudden death of Col. Charles Stuart of the Governor-General's office last evening has cast a gloom over social circles where he was widely known and highly respected. His death was caused by scarlet fever which has been in the family for several weeks. The deceased on Tuesday last was in good health and attended to his official duties.
HISCOCK (Toronto) - The singular case of Joseph Hiscock whose death took place on Sunday afternoon and who is expected by a crank herbalist to return to life, is occasioning some excitement in the west end of the city. Evidences of putrefaction are already making themselves visible and felt, and it is probable that the farce will be brought to a close by the interference of the health commissioner.
DESROCHERS (Quebec) - A train at St. Henadine on the Quebec Central Railway ran off the track on Saturday and the engineer, a Quebec man named Desrochers, in jumping from the engine, was caught between it and the tender and so jammed in that his body had to be extricated by jack screws. He was removed to a neighbouring house where he died in great agony. The fireman named Gray and the brakeman were also injured.
MITCHELL (Paris) - This afternoon D. Mitchell, miller, and Joseph Brown, mill wright, were repairing the shafting in Whitlaw, Baird & Co's mill here. Mr. Mitchells coat caught the upright shaft from the water wheel and he was almost instantly killed. He was swung around at the rate of 150 times per minute and dashed against an old wheel lying close by,
mangling his body fearfully. Mr. Brown tried to rescue him and got slightly injured. Mr. Mitchell was one of the oldest and respected residents. He has worked for Mr. Whitlaw in the mill more than twenty-five years.
January 24, 1883
BARKER - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, at 357 James street north, Edward Barker, aged 70 years. Funeral from the above address, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
BELLING - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, James, third son of James Belling, aged 18 years and 4 months. Funeral will leave his father's residence, 21 York street, on Friday, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
KELSO - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Jennie, wife of Hugh Kelso, blacksmith at N. & N.W. Railway, in the 34th year of her age. Funeral from 42 Chisholm street, on Thursday, the 25th instant, at 2:30 p.m.
LAVERY - A dispatch from Jackson, Michigan, says: Samuel J. Lavery, about 21 years of age, a Telegraph operator of Hamilton, Ontario, who has been in the city for two weeks, committed suicide this evening. The alleged reason for the deed is that of being refused money from his father, which he had telegraphed for. He became despondent and took his own life.
The "Spectator" this morning received and published a dispatch from Jackson, Michigan, which stated that Samuel J. Lavery, telegraph operator of Hamilton committed suicide last evening.
It was learned this morning that the young man had shot himself, but was not dead, though it was thought he could not live twenty-four hours.
Samuel J. Lavery is the son of Mr. J. Lavery of East avenue in this city. In March, 1882, he entered the service of the Montreal Telegraph Company here as clerk, not as an operator. He remained in the office till about the middle of December when he resigned his position to go to Jackson, Michigan, where he told his fellow clerks he had secured a good position. A few days ago he wrote to his father here asking for money to go to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Lavery wrote back that he could not send him money to go to Winnipeg but would send money to return home if he wished. The next he heard of the young man he had shot himself. The family is a most respectable one and has the sympathy of friends and neighbours in their trouble. Mr. Lavery left this morning for Jackson to look after his son.
Young Lavery was looked upon as a quiet, steady, intelligent young man when he worked in the telegraph office here. No cause can be assigned for the act except that the young man had
been unsuccessful in business and allowed his trouble to prey on his mind till in a fit of temporary insanity he shot himself.
January 25, 1883
BENNETT - In this city, on the 24th instant, Mary, youngest daughter of Robert and Mary Bennett, aged 10 months. Funeral from her parents' residence, 217 Main street west, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
NEWELL (Watford) - A. painful accident occurred near here yesterday. While Johnson Newell, aged 11 years, son of Samuel Newell of Warwick was chopping wood with his brother at the house, he stepped backward, coming under his brother's axe which went with full force into his back, causing death in a few hours.
MCGOWEN (Dundas) - Owen McGowen, an old time resident of this town, died in Buffalo on Saturday and his remains were interred here yesterday. He came to Dundas 47 years ago. A couple of years since he wandered away from the House of Providence and made his way to his daughter's residence in Lockport. He was 80 years old when he died.
BARR - Mr. John Barr, manager of the Merchants' Despatch Transportation Co., died at his residence, D'Arcy street, Toronto, this morning. He had been indisposed about ten days. Mr.
Barr was at one time city agent in Hamilton for the Great Western, and left here about seven years ago upon being appointed to the management of the Merchants' Despatch Transportation Company, with his office at Toronto. He visited Hamilton very frequently to visit his numerous friends. He was a kindhearted gentleman and made friends of all acquaintances. His reputation as a first-class railway man was widespread. Mr. Barr was the father of a numerous family, ten of whom survive him. He died at the age of 52.
January 26, 1883
PHILLIPS (Toronto) - Thomas Phillips, housekeeper and chief messenger of the House of Assembly, died at 3:20 p.m.
CROWLEY (Elora) - A terrible accident occurred in J. & E. Wissler's mill, Salem, to-night. The water wheel being frozen, one of the hands went below to get it started and left a full force of water on. After they succeeded in starting it and had come upstairs, a young man named Austin Crowley tried to adjust the chopping wheel but could not and called on Richard Buckley, the head miller, to do so. Buckley ran to stop the water wheel and was just doing so when the chopping stone burst in pieces, killing Austin Crowley, and dangerously
injuring Mr. Buckley. About one third of the stone was lying partly on Mr. Buckley when he was found.
RAINBOW - For years past Solomon Rainbow has been a familiar name to the people of Hamilton. Sol was an inoffensive coloured man who once achieved great notoriety from being the central figure in the one-wheeled velocipede sell, an April fool practical joke which deceived many people. For some time he has lived alone in a frame house on Canada street near Bay, living from hand to mouth, subsisting on charity and the little money he secured for the old paper and rags he picked up in the streets. To-day he was found dead in his house, probably from cold and want of nourishment.
January 27, 1883
NESBITT (Montreal) - Mr. Nesbitt, the victim of the Longue Pointe murder, died from tetanus, or lockjaw. The doctors thought until yesterday that he would battle through, but they were mistaken. Milloy, the accused, exhibited great excitement when informed of Mr. Nesbitt's death, but said nothing that would implicate him.
January 29, 1883
VASSEY - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Isabella, beloved wife of George Vassey, aged 21 years and 2 months. Funeral from her husband's residence, 51 Cherry street, on Monday, the 29th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
TAYLOR - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Johanna Taylor, aged 76 years. Funeral from corner of Catherine and Wood streets, at 8:30 on Monday, the 29th instant, Friends will accept this notice.
REASTM - Died at 278 MacNab street north, Saturday, January 27, Anna Maria, wife of John Reastm, aged 37 years. Funeral at 3:30 this afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HAGUE (Woodstock) - About nine o'clock this morning, Chief McKee was notified that an infant was lying dead in a house in the east end of town, and in company with Coroner Swan proceeded to the house where they found the child in a box and its mother, Fanny Hague, lying on a lounge nearby. The coroner supposes that death resulted from foul play and it was thought necessary to hold an inquest which took place this evening before Coroner Swan. After examining one witness, the inquest was adjourned till Tuesday.
TWEEDLE - Died at Stoney Creek, on the 29th instant, Bernard Tweedle, aged 69 years and 4 months. Funeral on Wednesday, the 31st instant, at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
Early this morning there passed away at Stoney Creek Mr. Bernard Tweedle. He was born in Cumberland, England, in October 1814, came to Canada in 1831, and settled in Caistor township in 1844. He was much respected by his extensive circle of acquaintances who admired his upright life and amiable qualities. He was a life-long consistent Conservative. He resided on the Caistorfarm until about a year ago. He leaves four sons and three daughters in good circumstances. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 10 o'clock.
MARSHALL (Montreal) - James Marshall, one of the oldest and wealthiest merchants of this city, died this morning. He was the sole member of the long-standing manufacturing firm of J. Rattray & Co, tobacconists.
PERKINS (Montreal) - Alexander Perkins, a respected citizen, also died this morning after a very short illness.
January 30, 1883
BURKE - Died at Charlottetown, on the 18th instant, Charles Burke, aged 40 years, son of the late Edward Burke and brother of David Burke of this city.
JOHNSTONE - Died in Toronto, on the 29th instant, Annie, aged 20 years, 2 months, and 10 days, daughter of William and Margaret Johnstone, of this city. Funeral from the family residence, 76 John street north, on Wednesday, 31st instant, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
SNAUDEE - Died on Monday morning, 29th January, of pneumonia, James Snaudee, a native of the county of Antrim, Ireland, in the 64th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, from his late residence, 156 King William street, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
SEYBOLD (Montreal) - A young man named William Seybold, belonging to this city, having manifested mental derangement, was taken to the Longue Point asylum on Saturday evening. He had no sooner entered a room with a warden than he drew out of his pocket a sharp pair of scissors and severed his windpipe. He died almost immediately and before his friends could be summoned from the outside to see him.
HERBERT (Ottawa) - A boy named James Herbert was run over on the Montreal road this morning and received such injuries that he died in an hour.
ATKINSON (Montreal) - A lumberman named Atkinson, employed at St. Maurice, committed suicide by hanging while insane.
January 31, 1883
BEEMER - Died on Wednesday, January 20, at 167 Putnam avenue, Brooklyn, New York, Matilda, wife of James G. Beemer.
URQUHART - Died at Ancaster, on Wednesday, January 31st, John R. Urquhart, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Fridays February 2nd, at 2 p.m.
February 1, 1883
MONTGOMERY - In this city, on the 31st ultimo, Maria, wife of Mr. Robert Montgomery, in her 58th year. Funeral from her late residence, 285 King street west, on Friday, the 2nd instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
February 2, 1883
SMITH - Died in this city on the lst of February, Mr. George Smith, aged 45 years.
Funeral from his late residence, 13 Market Square, on Sunday, 4th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
The many friends of Mr. George Smith, of the Market Square, will regret to learn that after a lingering illness he died last night. The deceased gentleman was a Scotchman by birth but has resided in this city for the past twenty-eight years.
LAZENBY (Norwich) - Ernest Lazenby, aged 12 years, Son of E. Lazenby, teamster, of this place, was thrown from the Brantford and Port Burwell railroad track at the crossing immediately south of the village by the train going west at nine o'clock this morning. He was on his way to school and endeavoured to cross the track just ahead of the train and was thrown about fifteen feet against a fence, sustaining a breakage of the shoulder and damage to the brain to such an extent that his life is despaired of. The lad was well and favourably known here and the sad event excites much sympathy.
February 3, 1883
STUART - Died at Round Plains, Norfolk County, on Friday, the 2nd February, Joseph Stuart, a native of Banffshire, Scotland, in the 74th year of his age.
WHITE - Died on Friday evening, 2nd February, Hugh Macgregor, dearly beloved infant son of Mr. David White, No 118 Mary Street.
FAIRLEY - Died in Hamilton, on February 2nd, at 208 Mary Street, Annie, wife of William Fairley, aged 33 years and 10 months. Funeral on Monday, 5th instant, at 3 p.m. from her late residence, 208 Mary Street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LUMSDEN - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Rev. William Lumsden, M.A., in the 73rd year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, No 79 Bay street north, at 3 o'clock, on Sunday afternoon next. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Last night at the residence, 79 Bay street north, Rev. William Lumsden, M.A., a well known clergyman, passed away. Mr. Lumsden was born in 1811 in Wexford, Ireland. His father was an officer in the regular army and with his family came to Canada in 1832, settling on Government land near Peterborough. William had a taste for the law and after remaining on the farm for a short time he went to the U.S. and at one time studied law in the office of Hon W. H. Seward of Albany, N.Y. He found, however, that he had a call to labour as a minister of the gospel, and leaving his study of law, prepared himself for the work. In 1837 Mr. Lumsden took part in the rebellion as his father, Capt. John Lumsden, and was at the battle of Windmill Point. In 1846 Mr. Lumsden married the daughter of Rev. Mr. Hayden, a Congregational minister, of Cold Springs, near Cobourg, who survives him. They had a family of eleven children, nine of whom are now living. Over forty years Mr. Lumsden laboured as a minister in the districts around Oakville and Hamilton, and worked unceasingly both in the United States and Canada for the Master he loved so well.
For four years he had charge of a parish at Cayuga and only gave it up last summer at the earnest wish of his family. He was a man of strong constitution and despite his advancing age he continued to preach up to three weeks ago. On a Sunday, two weeks ago, the weather was bitter cold, and against the wishes of his family, in response to a request from Rev. Mr. Mockridge, Mr. Lumsden took a service at St. Luke's mission church. The cold weather proved too much for him and he sickened and died. Years ago he told his family that it was his wish to die in harness, and his wish was granted. His son, George Lumsden, was at one time editor of the "Times" of this city, and another son, John, was also a journalist. The members of the firm of Lumsden Bros., wholesale grocers, are also sons of the deceased. He has done good work and has entered into the reward of the faithful.
February 5. 1883
IBBOTSON (Montreal) - Mr. H. J. Ibbotson, clerk of the Montreal Recorder's Court for a quarter of a century, died suddenly on Sunday of heart disease. He was an advocate by profession
and much esteemed by all who knew him. He was about 55 years of age.
FAIRCLETH (Toronto) - P. J. Faircleth, a dry goods merchant, doing business on King street east, dropped dead in his store this evening. He had been suffering for some time from disease of the kidneys.
POULIN (Three Rivers) - A man named Joseph Poulin of Pointe Levi, aged 55 years, fell in a fit while walking on the railroad track where he remained about three hours. When found his hands were frozen. He was removed to the railway station and died soon after.
ECKERMAN (Merritton) - At noon yesterday a little 8-year-old daughter of Mr. Eckerman, while attempting to get water from the canal, slipped in and was drowned. The body has not yet been recovered, having probably been carried under the ice.
LAVOIE (Quebec) - A man named Lavoie of St. Moise, Rimouski, and his daughter, a school teacher, were both killed by an Intercolonial Railroad train near St. Moise while attempting to drive across the track a day or two ago.
TURCOTT (Montreal) - A milkman named J. B. Turcott, 29 years of age, was run over and killed by a Canada Pacific train near Hochelaga to-day.
SNELL - A frightful accident occurred in the village of Hagersville on Thursday afternoon whereby a respectable farmer named James Snell of the Township of Walpole was instantly killed. The deceased had brought into the village a load of grain which he was about to deliver at the warehouse of Messrs Moore & Harrison, and while waiting at the foot of the platform, the horses, which were young and spirited, started off at a furious rate. Mr. Snell who was at the head of the horses hung on to the bridle until they reached the corner of Goodwin's hotel where he fell, striking his head against the edge of the sidewalk, a piece of which penetrated his left temple. The box was thrown from the sleigh and one of the runners went over the deceased, breaking one of his thighs, and otherwise mutilating him. He was taken into Goodwin's hotel when life was found to be extinct. The deceased was a wealthy farmer about 60 years of age and highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and several grown-up children. The accident caused great excitement in the village and has cast a gloom over the entire community. The team continued their mad career until a mile from home, doing however no further damage.
February 6. 1883
NORRIS - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Sarah Ann, beloved wife of Nathaniel Norris,
aged 60 years. Funeral from her late residence, corner of Catherine and Jackson streets, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
February 7, 1883
WEIR - After William Weir, the unfortunate victim of the accident in the Grand Trunk yard yesterday afternoon whereby he had his right leg and arm frightfully crushed, was removed to the city hospital, a consultation of surgeons was held to determine the mode of treatment. It was decided that the amputation of the crushed limbs would be the only way of saving the young man's life. Weir strongly objected to having his leg cut off, but he finally submitted to the operation. Shortly after the operation it was seen that he could not live. Death resulted a few hours after the operation. In answer to the telegram of station master Armstrong, Mrs. Weir, the young man's mother, arrived in the city, but not until after the death of her son. The remains will be taken to London to-day.
February 8, 1883
TOOP - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Joseph Toop, a native of Devonshire, England, in his 74th year. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son-in-law, S. G. Mighton, 26l MacNab street north, on Friday, the 9th instant, at 10:30 o'clock, to the G.T.R. station, thence to Woodstock. Friends will please accept this notice.
MORTON - A longtime resident of Dundas, and one generally respected, has passed away. We refer to James Morton, Sr., who up to a few years past carried on business in Dundas, moving then to a farm at Carluke. The funeral took place to the Carluke cemetery on Monday,
February 12, 1883
JEFFRY - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Helen, wife of Joseph Jeffry, aged 44 years. Funeral will leave her late residence, 18 Mulberry street, on Tuesday, 13th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MCKEOWN - Died in this city, on February 11th, at the residence of his father, No. 76 John street south, Archibald Hugh McKeown, aged 2 years and 11 months. Funeral from the above residence on Monday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MYERS - Died on Sunday, the 11th instant, at his father's residence, 106 Hunter street west, William Myers, third son of Mr. William Myers, aged 18 years and 5 months. Funeral on 13th instant, at 2:30 p.m.
MACKENZIE - (Toronto) The funeral of Judge Mackenzie was largely attended by members of the Bench and Bar. Ninety officers and men of the police force of which the deceased was one of the commissioners were in the procession.
February 14, 1883
BARCLAY - Died on Wednesday, February the 14th, Emily S., eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Barclay, aged 27 years. Funeral from her father's residence, No 4 Main street west, on Thursday, the 15th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.
February 15, 1883
FREEMAN - Died Charles Freeman, Esq., barrister, on Thursday, the 13th instant. Funeral on Friday, the 16th at 2 p.m., from his late residence, 96 Bay street south. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
JEFFRIES - (St. John, N.B.) A man named Jeffries, belonging to Young's Cove, Queen's County, met with a terrible death on Saturday night. The deceased, who was working in a lumber camp in Waterford, King's County, left the woods with two companions on Saturday night for a store about four miles away for the purpose of procuring supplies, and on returning, when about three quarters of a mile from camp, young Jeffries sank down exhausted. His companions did not reach the camp till five o'clock on Sunday morning when Jeffries was sought for but it was too late as life was extinct.
HUGHES - William Hughes, - coloured, near St. John, New Brunswick, quarreled with his wife on Tuesday, and killed her with a hatchet. He has been arrested.
NORTH - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, Mr. Samuel North, a native of Lincolnshire, England, in the 50th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, No 327 York street, on Saturday, the 17th, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FREEMAN - Of all the sudden deaths that have occurred in Hamilton, few have caused such general and profound regret as the one which it is the duty of the Spectator to record today. A young man, but recently wedded to a most estimable lady, bright and promising in his chosen profession and a man whose friendship is an honour, has met with so sudden and terrible a
death that the sad news will cause the deepest feelings of regret. On Tuesday, Charles E. Freeman was as happy and light hearted a young man as breathed the bracing air of Canada. In the afternoon he was out sleigh riding with Mrs. Freeman and took her home about five o'clock. He spoke of continuing his sleigh ride for an hour or so longer, saying he would drive over to see the race track at the Valley Inn where the races were held last week. After leaving home, he was not again seen alive. When he did not return, his wife became alarmed and Mr. Andrew Rutherford, his brother-in-law, started in search of him. Mr. Rutherford visited the police station last night and also drove to the Valley Inn, but could get no trace of him. After spending the greater part of the night in his fruitless search, Mr. Rutherford snatched a few hours of sleep, and at daylight again resumed his search. Yesterday morning he started back to drive across the bay to the race track, and when he reached the bay he was met by a police constable and a couple of boys who brought the information that there was a horse and cutter in one of the open spaces where the ice cutters had been at work. It was too true. There in the water was the frozen carcass of the gray horse that Mr. Freeman had been driving. The robes and blankets were on the ice and the missing man's cap was floating in one corner of the open space of water. Search was made for the body. The Chief of Police, Sergeant Smith, and Constables Pinch and Campbell assisted in the search. Grappling lines were handled by Wesley Lee and Capt. Tom Cross, and in a very short time the body was brought to the surface, and taken care of by undertaker Chapman who had been called by telephone.
The unfortunate man had evidently been driving across the ice to the race course and had missed the track. From the sleigh tracks which were visible it seemed that the horse had shied at a wagon which stood near and had become unmanageable. The open water was marked with four green bushes a couple of feet high, one at each corner. This marking which is the usual one with ice men is one that should be changed immediately. Seeing from these marks, the traveler would naturally drive between them and go just where he should not. Even supposing Mr. Freeman to have had his horse under control, which it appears he had not, he might have unknowingly driven into the water. He had evidently made a hard struggle for life. His forehead was cut by striking some of the floating blocks of ice, his overcoat was torn, and one of his rubbers was off his foot. When found his arms were raised as if he had been clinging to the edge, and at last in the cold and darkness, unable to retain his hold, he slipped back and sank in the icy water.
Charles Edgar Freeman was a promising young lawyer and came of an old and respected family, being a son of the late S. B. Freeman, formerly county crown attorney. He was 26 years old. Early last September he was married to a most estimable lady, a daughter of the late Capt. Rutherford, and his wife is almost heartbroken at her awful and sudden loss. Mr. Freeman was a
member of the Royal Arcanum and of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and they will attend the funeral of their dead brother.
DUNHAM - The friends of Jonathan Dunham, the victim of the accident at the Beach last night, have been notified. His family lives back of Stoney Creek on the mountain, near Dr. McKay's house. Coroner Woolverton viewed the body this morning as it lay in the freight sheds on Cannon street. As the facts of the case were quite plain, he considered that the holding of an inquest was unnecessary.
Mr. Beatty, the engine driver on the freight train which reduced Dunham to atoms, says that the train did not run into the sleigh, but the sleigh ran into the train about the second car from the engine. It seemed to him that when the engine had cleared the crossing, going at a moderate speed, the horse came dashing up the road and ran into the train. He is sure that nothing was struck by the engine and is of the opinion that if the horse had got on the track ahead of the engine, the whole train would have been thrown off.
Alex Rollo and his son-in-law, John Morris, were sitting inside of their house about twenty-five yards from where the accident took place when the train passed. They heard no cries nor nothing unusual, and the first intimation they received of the disaster was when the train men asked them for a box in which to place Dunham's fragments.
The damage to property will not be heavy.
MCMAHON - The "Mail" says: Sister Mary Ellen of the Loretto convent was buried Tuesday in St. Michael's cemetery when requiem mass was sung in the abbey by Rev. Vicar-General Rooney. Deceased was a niece of Dr. McMahon, M.P.P., of Dundas, and of Mr. Hugh McMahon, Q.C., of London, Ontario.
LAVERY - Samuel Lavery, the young telegraph clerk who in a fit of despondency shot himself while living in Jackson, Michigan, is back home again. His mother nursed him so well while he lay ill in Jackson that he was brought from the very gates of death back to life. After waiting a long time, the surgeons were able to probe successfully for the bullet which had buried itself in the young man's forehead, and there is every prospect that Samuel will recover. He is still very despondent, but it is hoped that now he is home again he will feel more cheerful. (See page 12)
February 16, 1883
MONTEITH - Died at Oshawa, on the 15th instant, Norma, daughter of Mr. John Monteith late of Hamilton. Funeral from the residence of J. Kerr, 123 Caroline street north, on Saturday, 17th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DAYFOOT - Died at Albion, N.Y., on the 15th instant, Fanny M. McCarty, wife of J. B. Dayfoot, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral from the James Street Baptist church, tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
WOODS - Died in this city, after a long and painful illness, borne with great patience and resignation Katie Edith Johnston, wife of William Woods. Funeral on Monday, 19th instant, at 2 p.m., from the family residence, 90 Main street east. Friends will please accept this notice.
February 17, 1883
PATERSON - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Robina Stewart Younger, aged 35 years, beloved wife of John Paterson. Funeral on Sunday, 18th instant, at 4 o'clock p.m. from 30 1/2 Magill street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
JONES - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Tilley, beloved daughter of James and Matilda Jones, in the 19th year of her age. Funeral will leave her father's residence, No 77 Catherine street north, on Monday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MASON - Died on February 15th, Edward Mason, engineer, a native of Gloucestershire, England, aged 47 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, No 111 Locke street north, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
KELLY - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Mary, infant daughter of Thomas and Ellen Kelly, aged 3 months and 28 days. Funeral on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., from the family residence, 228 James street north. Friends will please accept this notice.
QUINN - On Friday a coffin was ordered at Chapman & Sons establishment for the burial of the body of William Quinn, aged 22, of Winona. The dead man's father, who was overcome with grief, was understood to say that his son was injured in the terrible collision on Thursday, had been taken to Winona, and had died on Friday morning. Inquiry was made in all directions, but nothing further could be learned about the matter. It seemed to be rather singular that a man could have been so seriously injured in the collision without anybody knowing anything about it. Today, however, the mystery was cleared up. William Quinn, who was a section man on the Winona section of the Grand Trunk, slipped a few days ago and was severely injured by the fall. An operation was performed on him, but he could not survive it, and died on Friday morning.
A dispatch from Winona today says: William Quinn, aged 22 years, son of Mr. Philip Quinn, section foreman of the G.T.R.
of this place, was taken suddenly ill while working at his occupation as fence repairer on the Toronto branch of the G.T.R. He arrived home on the evening of the same day and Dr. Mackelcan of Hamilton, the physician of the Great Western Division Provident Society of which the young man, Quinn, was a member, was summoned on Thursday, the 15th instant. He underwent an operation by three physicians from Hamilton and died the following morning of strangulation of the bowels. His remains were taken to the station today accompanied by quite a number of sympathizing friends and sent by G.T.R. to Niagara Falls for interment.
February 19, 1883
KAY - A telephone message to the "Spectator" last evening announced the death at 6 o'clock Sunday morning of James Kay, printer, formerly night foreman of the "Spectator" newsroom and recently employed in the "Mail" newsroom, Toronto. Mr. Kay worked Saturday night and was apparently in his usual condition of health. In the morning, however, he died suddenly at the Continental Hotel of heart disease. Mr. Kay was well known in Hamilton and made many friends during his residence here.
PFANN - Mr. George Pfann, cabinet maker, of 96 Caroline street south, this city, has received the bad intelligence of the violent death of his son, George Pfann, at the great East River bridge between New York and Brooklyn. The unfortunate young man had been employed on the bridge as a riveter for the past three years. On Tuesday, February 13, he was at work as usual. He was carrying a plank, one end of which struck against a post and knocked him off the bridge. He fell about fifty feet, striking and breaking a telegraph wire and alighting on the roof of a house. One of his ankles was broken, and he was seriously injured internally. He was taken to the New York hospital No 7 on West 15th street where he suffered severely from the shock. He was unconscious part of the time, but occasionally rallied and his eyes indicated consciousness although he was unable to recognize his friends. He died after having lingered five days at six o'clock on Sunday evening. The remains will be brought to Hamilton for interment.
February 20, 1883
PFANN - Died at New York city, on the 18th instant, George Pfann, aged 35 years, from injuries received from falling off the East River bridge, New York. Funeral from the residence of his father, 96 Caroline street south, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HOWARD - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, after a lingering illness, Miss Eliza Howard. Funeral from the residence of S. S. Rolls, No 130 Hunter street east, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HUGHSON - Charles Hughson, an old vagrant who attempted suicide at Bullock's Corners about four months ago by cutting his throat, died in the County Jail this morning, it is supposed, from general debility.
It will be remembered that Hughson, who was known by the soubriquet of Cloudy, cut his throat while sitting on the steps of the village hall at Bullock's Corners one evening last fall and sat there until the middle of the next day without being observed. He was taken to the County Jail and afterwards to the city hospital where after careful treatment he recovered and was sent back to jail to serve a term for vagrancy.
MACNAB - (Montreal) The coroner's jury has returned a verdict of accidental death in the case of the little boy named Macnab who fell off a train and was cut to pieces.
MCRAE - (Montreal) A married woman named McRae was found dead in a hovel here today. Her husband was arrested but no charge is made against him.
JARDINE - (Toronto) Mr. William Jardine, computing clerk in the customs house here, died yesterday afternoon. He had been ailing for some time with bronchial affections.
DOUGLAS - From the Guelph "Herald": On Sunday afternoon the funeral of the late Thomas B. Douglas took place from the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. Hugh Walker, Liverpool street, and was largely attended. Over seventy cutters were in the cortege, the companions of the unfortunate man turning out in large numbers to pay their last respects. From the Rochester “Post-Express": There are circumstances in connection with the death of Thomas Douglas which are indeed sad. As before stated in the "Post Express", Mr. Douglas resided a short distance north of Brockport in the town of Clarkson. Last week he left home for Canada on business connected with a farm he had recently purchased near Guelph. He was a passenger on one of the ill-fated Grand Trunk trains which came into such terrific collision near Hamilton and was killed instantly. Shortly before he departed from home, his wife was confined, since which she has been extremely feeble. Under the circumstances it has not been deemed prudent to inform her of the tragic death of her husband and as yet she is in total ignorance regarding the same.
February 21, 1883
COX - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, James Cox, aged 55 years. Funeral on Thursday, 22nd instant, at 9 a.m. from the family residence, 147 King William street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
DEBUS - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Elizabeth Debus, a native of Surrey. England, aged 69 years. Funeral from 183 Napier street, on Thursday, the 22nd instant, at 4:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WILLIAMSON (Gravenhurst) - A man named Thomas Williamson died at a hotel today immediately after the arrival of the stage from the north on which he was a passenger from Huntsville. No person knows anything about him, and the above address is only obtained from old letters in his valise and from other papers in his possession. There appears to be a partially written letter to his wife in England.
February 22, 1883
O'GRADY - Died in this city, on the 21st, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Mr. John 0'Grady, aged 37 years. Funeral will leave the family residence, 130 Robert street east, on Friday, 23rd instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
KITCHEN - Died in Copetown, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, Mary, beloved wife of Henry H. Kitchen, Esq., aged 77 years and 7 months. Funeral on Saturday, the 24th instant, at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SHEA - (Montreal) The wife of William Shea was found dead in a hovel here last night. Supposed cause - intemperance and exposure.
COURY - (Montreal) The dead body of a farmer named Coury was found in the woods near St. Anne Lapocatiere yesterday. The deceased had been missing for some time.
February 23, 1883
QUIMBY - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Albert B., only son of the late Alfred C. Quimby, in the 27th year of his age. Funeral from his mother's residence, 16 Vine street, on Sunday, 25th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation,
Mr. Albert B. Quimby died at the residence of his mother, 16 Vine street, yesterday afternoon.
The "Spectator" makes this announcement with regret which will be felt by numerous friends of the deceased gentleman. Mr. Quimby was a native of this city and the only son of the late Mr. A. C. Quimby, a well known and highly respected business man who died but a short time since. Mr. Albert Quimby had been suffering for a long time, and travelled extensively in America and Europe in search of health. The immediate cause of death was bronchitis and heart disease. Mr. Quimby was 26 years of age. Besides his mother, who is pretty well advanced in years and feels the blow keenly, the deceased young man leaves several relatives in Canada and the United States.
ZINGSHEIM - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Mrs. Anna Maria, wife of the late Jacob Zingsheim, and mother of J. Zingsheim, furniture manufacturer, in the 73rd year of her age. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m., from 33 Murray street east. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
February 24, 1883
MASSON - (Montreal) J. E. Masson of St. Marguerite committed suicide on the bosom of his own father by cutting his throat with a razor while labouring under a fit of melancholia.
February 26, 1883
FOREMAN - Died at 16 Liberty street, on the 25th instant, William, youngest son of William and May Foreman, aged 5 months and 10 days. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
VANALLEN - Died at Brownsville, County of Oxford, Ontario, February 25, 1883, Louisa, relict of the late Jackson VanAllen, of this city, aged 83 years.
TOZER - (Ottawa) A suicide occurred today in Lower Town. It appears that a woman named Tozer, while delirious, poured a quantity of coal oil on her clothes and then set fire to herself. She sustained such severe injuries that she has since died.
ROSS - (Ottawa) Dr. W. D. Ross, eldest son of Judge Ross of Ottawa, died at Pembina yesterday.
ROY - (Port Hope) Mrs. William Roy met with a painful death here last night. She was sitting by the table when one of the children upset the lamp, the oil saturating Mrs. Roy's dress and igniting. Her husband tried to extinguish the flames by wrapping bed clothes around her, but the excited lady rushed outside. The wind fanned the flames and before they could be extinguished, Mrs. Roy received injuries which resulted in death a few hours afterward.
February 27, 1883
REID - Died at her father's; residence, 101 Main street west, on the evening of Monday, the 26th instant, Minnie, wife of J. F. Reid, and youngest daughter of Mr. George Sterling, of this city. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SHERWOOD - (Toronto) Judge Sherwood died here this morning. In 1865 the deceased was offered by Sir John A. Macdonald the vacant judgeship of the County of Hastings which he accepted. Owing to ill health he retired last year and came to reside in this city. The deceased was born at Brockville in May, 1811.
BULLEN - (Port Hope) On Thursday night a fearful tragedy was enacted on Lot 26, 3rd concession of Hope. A man named John Bullen, aged between 85 and 90 years, was living with his wife, Bridget, who is some 65 to 70 years of age. They were both pensioners on the township funds, and did not live very agreeably together. About eleven o'clock on the night in question, the house they lived in was discovered to be on fire and a couple of neighbours who saw the conflagration got there just as the roof fell in. After some time they discovered the body of the old man in the burning house. They shoveled snow on the place and subdued the fire. On examining the remains it was found that his throat had been cut. The old woman was not near, but was found afterwards in a neighbour's house a quarter of a mile away. She says the old man cut his own throat and set fire to the house. Coroner Baldwin held an inquest on Friday. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death at the hands of his wife, Bridget, who had set fire to the house to hide her crime. The old woman was committed under the coroner's warrant to the Cobourg jail to stand her trial.
KING - (Norwood) A fatal accident occurred at Callaghan's Rapids about five miles from Norwood this morning. W. A. King of St. Catharines, while thawing some dynamite at the stove of the camp on the Ontario and Quebec Railway, was literally blown to pieces while two others were severely injured, if not fatally. The building was burned. The loss is heavy to the contractors, Munford and MacMahon.
February 28, 1883
STEPHENS - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Ellen, the beloved wife of Mr. William Stephens, in her 56th year. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m., from 57 West avenue north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LEWIS - Died at 57 Catharina street, on the 28th instant, Annie Balantine, infant daughter of James and Maggie Lewis, aged 4 weeks.
Funeral on Thursday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LEE (Toronto) - Mary Lee, who is well known to the police, was found this morning lying on the sidewalk at the corner of George and Duchess streets. She was placed in a wagon for removal to police headquarters but died before reaching that place. Drink and exposure was the cause of her death.
March 1, 1883
LEADMAN - Died at East Nissouri, on the 23rd ult, Thomas Leadman, aged 68, a native of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.
March 2, 1883
MCGOWAN (Toronto) - Through the carelessness of a drug clerk in Fisher's drugstore, Mrs. McGowan, living on Esther street, lost her life last night. The woman, who has not been well for some time, was in the habit of taking a mixture of morphine and quinine. Yesterday she sent a boy to the drugstore named when he returned with fifty cents worth of morphia of which the woman partook and died. She was found dead in her armchair by her husband when he returned from work last night.
March 3, 1883
PROCTOR - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Minnie, only daughter of James and Normina Proctor, aged 2 months and 24 days. Funeral on Sunday, the 4th instant, at 3 p.m. from the family residence, 100 West avenue north. Friends will please accept this notice.
AITCHISON - Died in this city, on the morning of the 3rd March, at the residence of his father, William Aitchison, 33 Caroline street north, Irving T. Aitchison, aged 25 years. Funeral from the above address, on Monday, the 5th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SKEOCH - Died at Stoney Creek, on the 28th ultimo, Jans Tweddle, wife of Robert Skeoch, of Maple Valley, Michigan, in the 35th year of her age.
BUTTENBAR (Toronto) - When Thomas Buttenbar, chief draughtsman of the Northern Railway, died a few days ago it was known that he left a pretty large sum of money locked up in a secret receptacle of a cabinet made by himself. To-day his children with whom he had not been on very good terms discovered the hiding place and brought to light a package containing $8000. A letter was also found requesting that the amount be equally divided among the children.
BOUGHNER, CORDINGLEY (Galt) - In the last issue of the "Reporter" we gave an account of the terrible accident at Wardlaw's yarn factory in this town whereby a young man named Boughner was killed while holding a belt for the foreman of the room to lace. His foreman's name was Charles Cordingley and he took the death of young Boughner very much to heart. To drown his sorrow he commenced to drink and notwithstanding every effort which was made to get him to break off, he continued drinking till an attack of delirium tremens set in, and on Wednesday he breathed his last, never having done a stroke of work since the accident. The unfortunate man was married and leaves a widow and several children in very poor circumstances. He came from Philadelphia to Galt and his friends there have been notified by telegraph of his death.
March 5, 1883
PEARSON - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Lilly, only daughter of Henry and Maggie Pearson, aged 4 years and 3 months. Funeral from her parents residence, 113 York street, to-day (Monday) at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HINCHEY - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Patrick Hinchey, in the 27th year of his age. Funeral will leave his father's residence, No 181 Catherine street north, on Wednesday, the 7th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
KEYES - Died on Sunday, the 4th instant, Albert Keyes, aged 20 years. Funeral from his brother-in-law's residence, 223 King street east, on Tuesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
A very painful accident happened to a young polisher named Albert Keyes at Stewart's Iron Foundry, Macnab street, last Monday, which resulted in his death early yesterday morning. He received a severe cut on the fleshy part of his left thumb, and although unable to resume work, did not think the cut was of a severe nature. A physician was summoned, but mortification set in so rapidly that medical aid was useless. Deceased was insensible at intervals since the accident and suffered great pain. He had reached his 20th year, was steady and industrious, and well liked by all who knew him.
March 6, 1883
HAY (Galt) - John Hay, aged 33 years, a native of Berwickshire, Scotland, who has been working for his cousin, Peter Hay, proprietor of the Galt knife works, committed suicide last
night about seven o'clock by deliberately tying a heavy iron weight to his neck and jumping into a tank containing four feet of water. Deceased remained at the knife factory last night after all the other hands had left work. His cousin, hearing of his absence from home, went to see what was delaying him and found him drowned in the tank. Deceased had been living with his sister and was highly respected, of steady habits, quiet, and of an unassuming disposition, a bachelor, and owned considerable property in the town. It is said that he showed signs of unusual melancholy during the past few days which is the only supposed reason given for the hasty act.
March 7, 1883
AUSTIN - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Charles Herbert, only son of Thomas and Clara Austin, aged 2 years, 2 months, and 16 days. Funeral from his father's residence, 84 Emerald street north, on Thursday, the 8th instant, at 10 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
PRYDE - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth, relict of the late John Pryde, aged 73 years. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Walter Fricker, 137 West avenue north, on Thursday, 8th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LOZLER (St. Thomas) - A man named Lozier was killed in the Canada Southern yard here last night. The unfortunate man was coupling cars and fell. Several cars passed over him, nearly severing his head from his body.
March 8, 1883
MCKAY - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Mabel Maud, aged 6 years and 8 months, sixth daughter of George William McKay, Inland Revenue Department. Funeral on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. from 108 Bay street south. Friends and acquaintances will accept this intimation.
FOX - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Edith Susan, fifth daughter of J. G. and Mary Fox, aged 10 months. Funeral from the family residence, 81 West avenue north, on Friday, 9th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MORRISON - David Morrison died suddenly this morning at his residence, corner of John street and Wood Market. The direct cause of his death was affliction of the heart. Deceased had been troubled with asthma for thirty years. He was 52 years of age and unmarried.
March 9, 1883
SULLIVAN - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Ferbrolia Mary, infant daughter of Joseph and Catherine Sullivan, aged 2 weeks and 4 days. Funeral on Friday from the family residence, 129 Catherine street north, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MORRISON - Died in this city, on March 8, in his 53rd year, David Morrison, a native of Bartlay's Hill, near Tandragee, County of Armagh, Ireland. Funeral on Sunday, the 11th instant, from the residence of A. Morrison, No 88 John street south, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
March 10, 1883
WALKER - Died in this city, at 101 King William street, on the 9th instant, Mary, wife of the late William Walker, aged 34 years. Funeral from the above address, on Sunday, the 11th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
BERRY - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, J. M. Lattimer, 74 Locomotive street, Hamilton, on Friday evening, 9th March, Sarah Hayes, widow of the late Thomas Berry, of Wathamstowe, Essex, England, aged 84. Funeral on Monday, the 12th, at 10 a.m., to G.T.R. station, thence to Sutton, Georgina. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WILEY - (Toronto) The body of the man who dropped dead on Yonge street last night has been identified as that of George Wiley, a moulder. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause, and an inquest will be held.
March 12, 1883
MALLORY - Died in this city, on the 12 March, the only son of William and Elizabeth Mallory, aged 13 months and 10 days. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, the 13th instant, at 3 p.m. from their residence, 107 John street south
MILLER - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Hugh Miller, aged 86 years. Funeral from his late residence, corner of East avenue and Stinson street, at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, 14th instant. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
SMALL - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, James Small, aged 67 years, brother of Thomas Small, King street east. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. L. Foster,
King street west, on Tuesday, 13th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
RILETTE - A correspondent writes: Dying in a far distant land away from friends and relations is indeed sad, but dying at home surrounded by friends and relatives under the following circumstances is sadder. A few days ago a poor middle-aged widow woman, Rilette by name, lived with her ten sons and ten daughters. A very humble life on a small farm situated near the townline between Grimsby and Saltfleet where the inhabitants are very few, at least it appears so in this case. The old lady was generally regarded as the strong one of the family, but was the other day stricken down with typhus fever. Nobody came to offer a word of consolation, not a Christian came tempering the wind to the shorn lamb. No philanthropist dropped in to show-how hospitable his kindness would prove to the widow in distress. But her noble-minded boys stayed with her and waited on her till life departed. Then without the aid of any benevolent neighbours, although overwhelmed with grief by the death of their mother, they dressed her in her funeral wardrobe, and in perfect silence they completed their preparation for the grave, bore her there, hurried home to take care of their sisters who were also down with the same disease. The deceased widow had sisters and brothers-in-law living nearby, but theirs is not the widow's mite. They reside on a highly respectable fifty acres of land with a small white painted house on the corner and hold a tempestuous abjuration because George did not marry congenially.
March 13, 1883
KAVANAUGH - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, John Kavanaugh, aged 83 years. Funeral from his son's residence, No 103 Barton street east, on Thursday, 15th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FISHER - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Mrs. Harriet Fisher, aged 63 years. Funeral from her late residence, 64 Emerald street north, at 2 p.m., on Thursday, the 15th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MAHONY - Died at the House of Providence, Dundas, on the 12th instant, Michael Mahony, aged 78 years and 9 months. Funeral from the residence of his grandson, T. A. J. Erly, 111 Park street north, on Wednesday, the 14th instant, at 8:30 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GRAHAM - (Toronto) Henry Graham, a member of the well known firm of carpet dealers, was buried this afternoon. He established the business here over thirty years ago.
UNNAMED MAN - (Port Hope) About noon to-day Mr. Aaron Thompson, who was chopping in the woods on his father's farm, lot 13, 1st concession of Hope, found the body of a man buried in the snow. The deceased seemed to be between 55 and 60 years of age, about five feet six inches in height, bald-headed, with full beard. On his person was found a tailor's shears, a tailor's thimble, and a small glass bottle containing a lot of needles. He was well clothed. There was nothing on his person by which he could be identified. A book containing a lot of figures with some writing in German would lead to the supposition that he was a German tailor. He had evidently lay down deliberately, not like a person who was intoxicated, as the snow had been scooped away at the root of an upturned tree.
HARRINGTON - Guelph) A woman named Harrington, aged about 45 years, was picked up on the street on Thursday evening last in a semi-conscious condition and taken to the police station for shelter. She was afterwards removed to the jail where she died Sunday evening. She was unknown in this vicinity and being able to speak only in an incoherent manner previous to her death, the only means of identification was by an envelope found on her person with the Toronto post mark and addressed to Mary Harrington, Hamilton. An inquest will be held.
MCMARTIN - (Merrickville) Colin McMartin, aged 22 years, was killed this morning in the Township of Montague. A circular saw burst, a piece striking the deceased with such force as to cut the thigh bone in two and inflicting fatal injuries.
FAULDS - (St. Catharines) William Faulds, a resident of this city for a number of years, died in the Hamilton Asylum for the insane on Saturday last. He was sent to the asylum about two years ago, having been attacked with softening of the brain, rendering his incarceration a necessity. The body was brought here for interment and we believe the funeral will take place on Tuesday next. The deceased is said to have passed away very quietly.
March 14, 1883
CORBETT - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Ellen Corbett, aged 65 years, a native of County Clare, Ireland. Funeral from her late residence, 99 Strachan street east, on Friday, the 16th instant, at 8:30 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MALCOLMSON - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Edwin Stuart, sixth son of the late Capt John Malcolmson, aged 9 years, 10 months, and 14 days. Funeral on Thursday, 15th instant, at 2 p.m., from 26 Ferrie street west. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
ARCHER - (Toronto) William Archer, for many years town clerk of Yorkville, died early this morning.
March 15, 1883
ENRIGHT - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Cornelius Enright, aged 58 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 23 Queen street north, on Saturday, the 17th instant, at 8:30 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WILLIAMSON - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, James Williamson, aged 37 years. Funeral will leave his brother's residence, 312 James street north, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
CATCHPOLE - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Joseph Catchpole, son of George Catchpole, aged 22 years and 2 months. Funeral from the residence of his brother, 82 Bay street south, on Friday, the 16th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CALLAGHAN - (Toronto) A sudden death occurred to-night. A woman named Elizabeth Callaghan was ill and about to be removed to the hospital. When a neighbour went in, she was seated in a chair dead.
JOHNSTON - (Mildmay) A very sad and painful accident happened here to-day whereby Mr. Adam Johnston, Sr., a well known and highly respected farmer living near here, lost his life. He went to Mr. Eidt's mill to grind an axe and in some manner was caught between two large buzz wheels which ground both his legs off. He was otherwise injured and lived only a few minutes. He leaves a wife and two children.
MURRAY - (Toronto) Eliza Murray, an old woman living near the Humber, was found dead in bed this morning. Death was caused by want of food and over indulgence in whiskey.
March 16, 1883
DOSSETT - Died in this city, on the 15th March, Reubena Josephine, infant daughter of William Dossett, aged 11 months. Funeral will take place from the family residence, corner of Peter and Ray streets, on Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock sharp. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
DOYLE - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, David Doyle, aged 24 years. Funeral will leave the residence of Mr. M. Richie, 46 Ferrie street west, on Sunday, at 9 a.m. sharp for Caledonia. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LALONDE - (Montreal) Madame Lalonde, wife of the ex-mayor of Ste. Cunegonde, died suddenly last night after retiring without any premonitory sickness.
DODMAN - (London) A most heartrending accident occurred a few miles from Bothwell last Friday night resulting in the death of Mr. Thomas Dodman, a well-to-do farmer living near Thamesville in the township of Zone. Mr. Dodman was the owner of a very spirited team of horses, said to be the fastest in the township. The afternoon in question he had the span attached to a pair of bob-sleighs. When about three miles from Bothwell, he struck the horses with his whip and the animals sprang forward with such a jerk as to send the driver backwards. It would have been all well enough if Dodman had fallen clear of the sleigh, but unfortunately one of his feet became entangled in either of the chains on the cross beams of the bob and in this terrible position he was dragged over the rough ground a distance of over two miles. The horses here gave a sudden lurch which had the effect of throwing Dodman off, but life was extinct. It was evident they had been dragging a corpse for over a mile; such being the inequalities of the road that the man must have died from the terrible bumping and friction experienced. The horses continued their flight to the village of Florence where they were finally stopped. When Mr. Dodman was picked up, it was found that the back of his head was literally ground off and the upper part of his clothing torn to shreds.
DOWNEY - (St. John, N.B.) Mrs. Downey of Lower Brighton, Carleton county, perished in the snow storm on Saturday. She went to William Liddle's store and having made some purchases started to return home a few miles distant. On Monday one of her children came to Liddle's enquiring for her as she had not arrived home. Parties immediately started in search and found the unfortunate woman frozen to death in the snow. She had gone about two miles, wandered off the road in the blinding storm, and in climbing over a fence had fallen head foremost into the deep snow and there perished.
KANE - The remains of John E. Kane, an Indian well known in Enniskillen and Dawn, were found last Thursday in a miserable shanty in a horrible condition. From the number of bottles nearby, it is supposed that the poor wretch while intoxicated had fallen into the fire as several parts of his body were burned. The extremities had partly been devoured by rats and other vermin, and the whole scene presented a loathsome aspect.
ALLAN - The misfortunes that have occurred to Alexander Allan and his family have formed the subject of several newspaper paragraphs during the week, but that which had to be chronicled to-day is the crowning horror. Misfortunes have not only come singly to them but have struck them even to death.
On Monday the eldest of the family, a boy about 15, had his right hand torn and crushed by being caught in a pulley at the Ontario cotton mills. On the following day the father fell and broke his arm, incapacitating him from his duties as a signalman on the Grand Trunk. For a couple of weeks the injured people had needed the constant attention of the wife and mother who must have been worn out with fatigue. Besides her husband and son she had the care of four other children, the eldest of whom, a lame girl of 13 years old. Their home was the neat little house at 300 MacNab street north corner of Macaulay street. The saddest of scenes was witnessed at that house this morning, little children weeping over their parents.
Early this morning the neighbourhood was alarmed by the news from the little girl, Lydia, that her father, mother, and sister were dead. The kindhearted neighbours responded to the call and the house was soon thrown open. It was true that the mother and boy were dead, but the husband was still living. When a "Spectator" reporter reached the house, Mr. Allan was lying on a lounge near the side door with several neighbours attending him. His eyes were partially open and his breathing was hard and deficient. He was fighting against the deadly coal gas for his life. Hot brandy was given him in small doses and plenty of fresh air.
In the small room at the front of the house were the dead bodies of the mother and son, with pallid faces and staring eyes. Their jaws which had fallen at death were bound up with linen bandages. The little girl, Lydia, was crying and wringing her hands as she gazed on the face of the kind mother whose voice would never reply to her child's pathetic entreaties to speak to her again.
The self-feeding coal stove which had emitted the gas that caused death was fiercely burning. In the next room lay the head of the family whose strenuous breathing could be heard all over the house. The little girl, half distracted with grief, wandered from her brother’s corpse to the mother's side, and then to watch the face of her father as he struggled for the pure fresh air that came in through the door.
Outside the sun shone bright and clear on the crowd of curiosity seekers who stood at the gate, but in the house all was gloom and sorrow and despair. There was no relative of the stricken family there but John Williams of Hughson and Rebecca streets, a brother of the dead woman. Allan's relatives had not yet heard of the calamity.
Dr. Woolverton. Dr. Mackelcon, and Dr. White attended the survivor and gave him brandy hypodermic injection. For an hour after the discovery of the condition of the family, Allan lay without change, and the physicians would not express an opinion as to his chances of recovery.
The terrible and unexpected calamity which has befallen this family was caused by the escape of coal gas from the base burning stove. In the front room of the house were two beds in which lay the father and son last night. Mrs. Allan sat up with them, attending to their wants.
Near the center of the room was a base burning stove of the Princess Louise make, manufactured by the Oshawa stove company. The stove seems to have nothing in its make different from the ordinary self-feeder. The check draught was found open and there seemed to be little draught by the stove pipes. The smell of gas was strong in the room for hours after the doors had been opened. With the doors closed for hours and the gas escaping from the stove, the inmates of the house must have been quickly suffocated after they had fallen into a doze and could not shake off the influence of the gas. The mother died in her chair and was found with her head leaning on the pillow on the boy's bed. The father, being the strongest of the three, resisted the deadly influence longest, and was living when their sad condition was discovered by the broken-hearted girl. The lesson of the necessity of good ventilation and attention to coal stoves is taught with terrible force by this awful affair.
Alexander Allan, who appears to be about 40 years of age, was born in Scotland and came to this country about twenty years ago. He settled in Hamilton and married Miss Williams. Shortly after his marriage Allan removed with his family to Toronto where he resided until five years ago when he returned to Hamilton and has lived here ever since. He was employed in the Grand Trunk yard and was known to be a sober and industrious man. Mrs. Allan was sister of John Williams who lives at the corner of Hughson and Rebecca streets. Williams says that excepting a brother who lives in the country he is now the last of the family. "It's hard," he said with tears rolling his cheeks. "This is the seventh of my family that is dead and I saw none of them dying". Williams works in a foundry. Allan's family consisted of himself, his wife, and five children: Johnnie who was suffocated was 15 years of age; Lydia, 13; Willie, 7; George, 5; and Jessie, 3...
At last accounts Alexander Allan was showing signs of recovery. Dr. Woolverton thinks an inquest unnecessary.
March 17, 1883
ALLAN - Died on the 16th instant, Caroline, wife of Alexander Allan, aged 39 years. On the 16th instant, John Alexander Allan, eldest son of Alexander Allan, aged 15 years. Funeral from their late residence, to-morrow, Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends are respectfully requested to attend.
HOOD - Died at Markham, on the 11th instant, Janet Gibson, beloved wife of William Hood, in the 51st year of her age, deeply regretted by a large circle of sorrowing friends. The funeral took place on the 13th instant.
PHILLIPS - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Joseph Phillips, aged 83 years. Funeral on Monday, 19th instant, at 8:30, from his son-in-law's residence, 378 James street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FRASER - Died at Bullock's Corners, on the 17th instant, Hugh Fraser, aged 79 years. Funeral from his late residence, on Monday, the 19th instant, at 2 o'clock.
BYRNES - Died in this city, on the 17th March, Mary Byrnes, aged 21 years. Funeral will leave the residence of her mother, 56 Catherine street south, on Monday, the 19th instant, at 8:20 a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
FLEMING - Mrs. Bethia Fleming, mother of Mr. Hugh Murray, died at Nether Villa, Castlehead, Paisley, Scotland, on the 2nd instant, aged 68.
MCMILLAN - The Thorold "Post" says: Information had been received that a son of Mr. McMillan who works the John Wilson farm has been frozen to death in the Northwest.
GRAHAM - The Welland "Tribune" says: The wife of George Graham of Stevensville, division court bailiff, took a fit last week while watering cattle at her husband's absence. When Mr. Graham came home, he found his wife's body between the house and the barn, frozen. Either she died first and the body frozen afterwards, or the fit rendered her unconscious and the exposure killed her. She was a woman much respected.
March 19, 1883
RUHEN - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Mrs. L. Ruhen, aged 47 years, of inflammation of the lungs. Funeral from the corner of Ferguson avenue and Kelly street, on Tuesday, the 20th instant, at 2 p.m. Members of the congregation and friends are respectfully requested to attend.
OVERLAND - Died at Lucknow, on March 11, Mary, wife of Luther Overland, and youngest daughter of John Acland, formerly of Hamilton.
LOBB - (St. Catharines) Alderman Charles Lobb of this city died at 6:15 this evening. The deceased had been a member of the city council for four or five years past. He was also well known throughout the United States and Canada as an extensive contractor on public works.
GRADY - (St. John, N.B.) Last night as the Quebec train was being made up at the Intercolonial Railway passenger station, Thomas Grady attempted to cross the track with a horse and sleigh. The horse was frightened by an approaching locomotive, shied and threw the driver out. He fell across the track and the locomotive struck him, severing his head from his body. Grady leaves nine motherless children, the youngest being three months old.
FARGUE - (Quebec) Three children of Narcisse Fargue of St. Maglaire, County of Bellechasse, were burned in their beds a night or two ago in the absence of their parents. The party in charge of the house and the eldest child escaped, but had their feet badly frozen on making their way to the nearest house. The children burned were six years, four years, and eight months.
PALMER - (Halifax) Mrs. Ann Palmer was found dead in her bed this morning at her residence on Grifton street. Her husband was lying beside her and says her death was largely caused by starvation. He has had nothing to do of late and could not provide necessary nourishment.
March 20, 1883
MCGANNY - (St. John, N.B.) On Saturday night as Francis McGanny and his son, who were driving from this city to their home at Colesine, St. Martins, were crossing a brook, the sled upset, throwing the old man into the water. A bag of oats which was thrown from the sled fell on his neck and another on his back thus holding him beneath the water until he drowned. Young McGanny was intoxicated at the time and this prevented him from extricating his father. It is said that the father was also intoxicated. McGanny was 80 years of age.
March 21, 1883
WEBSTER - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Maggie Zimmerman, wife of Mr. George Webster, aged 26 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, No 47 Walnut street, on Friday, the 23rd instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
GUNN - (London) Mr. G. M. Gunn, insurance agent, one of the oldest and best known of our citizens, died at 3 o'clock this afternoon. He had been a resident of London for forty years.
LAMOTHE - P. Lamothe, a prominent notary public here, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon after partaking of dinner. He was in his usual health during the day and attended to business.
COTTER - Stewart Cotter, the young telegraph operator who had his skull fractured by a blow from a whip stock in the hands of another youth named John Humphrey on February 20 last, died last Friday morning after suffering terrible agony. Drs. Baxter and Davis did all they could for the poor fellow. An inquest was held at the court house on Friday evening last before Coroner Forbes of Caledonia.
There were fourteen witnesses examined and the proceedings lasted about eight hours. After hearing the evidence, the jury retired for about thirty minutes when they returned with the
following verdict: The deceased Stewart Cotter came to his death from the effects of a blow of a whip feloniously, unlawfully and maliciously struck by John H. Humphrey, and that Thomas Humphrey was an accessory before the fact by feloniously, unlawfully, and maliciously urging and abetting the same John Humphrey to strike the blow on the 26th February, 1883, in the village of Cayuga.
The coroner after hearing the verdict issued a warrant for the arrest of the two Humphreys on the ground of willful murder. They will be tried at the assizes held on the 10th of next month.
March 22, 1883
BISHOP - (Dundas) Another old resident of this district has passed away in the person of Mrs. J. Bishop of Ancaster Township near Lynden, who has lived in that neighbourhood for many years. Her age was 86 years.
March 23, 1883
RENNIE - Died at 21 Charles street, Toronto, on Thursday, 22nd instant, Jennie L., beloved wife of D. M. Rennie, and eldest daughter of J. G. Davis, of Hamilton, in the 24th year of her age. Funeral will leave the residence of her father, No 293 Main street east, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
ALLAN - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Alexander Allan, aged 45 years. Funeral from his mother's residence, 163 King William street, on Sunday, the 24th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
ALEXANDER ALLAN - whose wife and son were suffocated by coal gas some days ago and who had ever since been suffering from the effects of asphyxia and had been lingering between life and death at the city hospital, died at 8 o'clock last evening. About 7 o'clock the unfortunate man's condition became much worse and he suffered much until death relieved him. Death resulted from the effects of the coal gas, although it was perhaps hastened by inflammation of the lungs and other internal disorders. Poor Allan had not been informed of the death of his wife and son and he passed away in ignorance of their unhappy fate
Thus closes a remarkable chapter of accidents and death which befell the members of one unfortunate family.
The body was taken in charge by friends of the family and removed to the residence of the dead man's mother, 163 King William street. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
MOOTE - (Dunnville) Yesterday morning the residence of Adam Moote was discovered to be on fire. When the neighbours arrived Mr. Moote was quite insensible, having been suffocated by the smoke, from the effects of which he died this morning. He was 91 years of age and one of our first settlers here.
MAHONEY - Died at Saltfleet, on the 23rd instant, Michael J., son of Patrick and Mary Mahoney, aged 23 years. Funeral on Sunday, 25th instant, at 1:30 p.m., from the family residence in Saltfleet. Friends will please accept this notice.
Michael Mahoney, a promising young man, died deeply regretted by a large circle of friends in this city and county, at the homestead in Saltfleet Township, Sunday evening. Mr. Mahoney was an exemplary young man and of very studious habits and literary tastes, but with his fine education acquired in this city, unlike many young men, he was content with the pursuit of agriculture. He had a powerful frame, and illness was unknown to him until the attack which carried him off came upon him.
March 26, 1883
CONNELL - Died in this city, on Sunday, 25th instant, Daniel Connell, aged 13 years, 4 months, and 3 days. Funeral will leave his father's residence, No 88 East avenue north, on Tuesday, 27th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TRYON - Died in this city, on the 24th March, Sarah Tryon, beloved wife of Nelson Tryon, aged 22 years.
COUGHLIN - (Ottawa) An old woman named Mary Coughlin, well known for years in the county of Carleton, was found frozen to death recently on the road between Marlborough and Richmond village.
March 27, 1883
JONES - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, after a long and painful illness, Samuel Jones, a native of Shropshire, England, in the 57th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 105 Catherine street north, on Thursday, the 29th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
March 28, 1883
SMITH - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Hannah Smith, in the 37th year of her age. Funeral will leave her brother-in-law's residence, 39 Napier street, on Thursday, the 29th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please attend.
PEARSON - Died on the 27th instant, James Pearson, butcher, Hamilton, in the 44th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, Mount Albion, Friday, March 30th, at 10 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
HOPE - Died at 5 p.m. on the 27th instant, John Hope, in his 81st year. Funeral from his late residence, No 65 Bold street, Thursday, 3 p.m.
KERR - Died in Barton, March 28, at the residence of J. W. Kerr, his eldest son, George Robert Kerr, aged 34. Funeral on Friday at 2 o'clock.
HINGMAN - (Toronto) A stone mason named Hingman, living on Teraulay street, dropped dead while sitting at the supper table this evening. He was engaged at work during the day. Heart disease was the cause.
PARKER - The wound inflicted by the bullet passing through the lung of Roel Parker, the coloured boy, from a pistol in the hands of Cuthbert Hennesey, caused internal hemorrhage and the boy died this morning at the house of Mr. McStravick, 62 Wellington street north, whither he had been removed after the accident.
A brief investigation into circumstances surrounding the shooting took place at the police court after it was learned that Parker had died. The facts which appeared in the morning edition of the "Spectator" were substantiated by the evidence of the boy, Heath, who saw the shooting and was the only witness examined. A few minutes before the accident, Mr. Hennesey asked a group of boys, among whom was Parker, if they had seen his boy, saying that he wanted him to go uptown. None of the boys had seen young Hennesey at that time, but Parker, who was an obliging fellow, volunteered to look for him. Going down the street he met Hennesey trying to cock a revolver. Parker described a semi-circle around Hennesey and just as he got in front of him, the pistol went off.
Dr. Biggar, coroner, who attended Parker, says that an inquest is unnecessary, everyone being satisfied that the discharge of the pistol was purely accidental. Mr. John Hennesey will defray all the expense connected with the funeral. Young Hennesey was released on bail.
March 29, 1883
PARKER - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Harris Monroe Parker, aged 9 years. Funeral on Friday at 3 p.m., from 76 Ferguson avenue north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BELNAP - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, N. M. Belnap, aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence, 87 Catherine street north, on Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
OILL - (St. Catharines) Mr. George W. Oill, the well-known machinist and engine builder of this city, died here this morning, aged 66. He was well and favourably known throughout the Dominion as a builder of engines and boilers for steamboats. He has been a resident of St. Catharines since 1847 and was one of the leading business men of the city.
LEFFER - (Norwich) William Leffer, aged 60, a farm labourer, was found dead today on the road between here and Abraham's Corners. The deceased, who has recently been employed at Abraham's hotel and on various farms in that neighbourhood, has been drinking heavily of late, and being refused supplies at the hotel referred to, started towards the town, and when found was opposite Thomas Gray's farm where he evidently fell heavily in the mud. His limbs were doubled under his body and death apparently ensued immediately. The coroner considered an inquest unnecessary.
OSWALD - (St. Catharines) A telegraph dispatch received from Fort Erie on Tuesday afternoon brought the sad intelligence that Thomas Oswald, long a resident of this city, and a preventive officer of Her Majesty's Customs, dropped dead in a store in Fort Erie while talking to Revenue Detective Grose. Deceased was on an official visit at the time, a doctor was called in immediately and said that death resulted from heart disease. Mr. Oswald came to St. Catharines at the time of the Trent affair and was a sergeant of artillery in the regular service. He assumed the position of instructor in the St. Catharines garrison battery of artillery. His term of enlistment having expired, he took up his residence here permanently and was subsequently appointed to the police force owing to his clever capture of a robber named Beebe who was in custody here and endeavoured to make his escape by jumping on a horse. He served in the old police force for several years with considerable ability.
When the present police force was organized, deceased resigned and set up as private detective until about three years ago when he was appointed a preventive officer in Her Majesty's customs. He was twice married, his first wife dying several years ago. He was united to his sorrowing partner about two years ago. He leaves four children. Deceased was a man who possessed many good qualities and seemed to have a peculiar adaptability as a detective officer. He was about 50 years of age. His sudden and unlooked for taking off will be regretted by many friends in this city. He was well known all over the Niagara district. Fortunately he was a member of the Order of the United Workmen in this city and they will therefore receive the sum of $2000.
MCFARLANE - Mrs. Jane McDougall, lamp and oil dealer, 10 Macnab street north, this city, has received intelligence of the murder of her brother, James McFarlane, in Pennsylvania. A newspaper published at the locality of the murder contains the following particulars:
James W. McFarlane was murdered on the morning of January 27 at West Nanticoke, Pa. He was struck over the right eye with some blunt instrument in the hand of some unknown person, causing a fracture of the skull to the length of eight inches. Every effort is being made to discover the perpetrator of this foul and dastardly crime.
The terrible news of the tragic death of her brother has, as may be easily supposed, completely upset Mrs. McDougall. The murdered man was a native of Stratford where some of his relatives reside and once resided in this city. He left here about fifteen years ago for Pennsylvania where he resided until he met his violent death.
March 30, 1883
WANZER - Died Thursday evening, March 29, of scarlet fever, Arthur Mott Wanzer, only child of Frank L. and Alice B. Wanzer, in the 5th year of his age. Funeral today at 3 p.m.
TRANDALL - Died at the House of Providence, Dundas, on the 29th instant, James, youngest son of the late William Trandall, aged 3 years, 2 months, and 2 days. Funeral from Dundas on Friday at 3 p.m. to St. Mary's cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
KING - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, (Willie) James Wilson King, aged 13 years. Funeral on Sunday at 4 p.m. from 74 Vine street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
PORTERFIELD - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, A. Macpherson, 21 Macnab street north, Catherine Porterfield, in the 71st year of her age.
SAINSBURY - The London "Advertiser" of this morning publishes the following paragraph:
Passersby on Talbot street shortly before one o'clock yesterday were startled on observing J. L. Sainsbury, the well-known clothes dealer, suddenly pause and fall heavily to the sidewalk halfway between Dundas and King streets. George Parish and others at once ran to his assistance, but an examination proved that life was extinct. For a considerable time past the old gentleman has been suffering from a form of heart disease and a disorder of the throat. His body was at once lifted and carried to his home on King street.
Deceased was a native of Gloucestershire, England, where he was born on the 27th of February, 1819. He sailed to America and arrived at Quebec in 1869.
He resided in the city of Hamilton for two years where he established a small brewery business. In 1871 he came to London and has since been engaged as a dealer in clothes. He visited England once since coming to Canada. He leaves a widow and six children, four boys and two girls to mourn his loss. Deceased was a highly esteemed member of St. George Society and also of Union Lodge, No 880, G.R.C. He was a regular attendant of St. Paul's Church where he has for several years officiated as one of the sidesmen. Deceased was a kind and well-disposed citizen and respected by all who knew him.
March 31, 1883
MARTIN - Died on the 30th instant, Maria Cleophie, beloved wife of Philip Martin, aged 64. Funeral at 8:30, Monday morning next. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
BLONDEN - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, William, eldest son of M. Blonden, in the 10th year of his age. Funeral will leave his father's residence, 351 Hughson street north, on Sunday, the 1st April. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
MOWAT - Died in this city, on the 31st instant, Ellen, eldest daughter of Andrew and Christina
Mowat, aged 22 years, 1 month, and 5 days. Funeral on Monday, 2nd April, from her father's residence, Erie avenue, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
April 2, 1883
WANLESS - Died on Saturday evening, March 31st, Gilbert Wanless, of Montreal, aged 71 years, 8 months. Funeral from his son-in-law's, John Clayton, 23 Crooks street, at 3:30 this (Monday) afternoon. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
HARVEY - Died in this city, on the 1st April, William Harvey, in the 56th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 34 Bay street south, on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
WARRACK - Died at Binbrook, on Saturday, 31st March, Alexander Warrack, in the 76th year of his age, a native of Aberdeenshire Scotland.
MCCANN - Died in this city, on the 31st of March, Henry McCann, aged 70 years. Funeral on Tuesday, at 8:30 a.m., from 9 Ferrie street east. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MCCRACKEN - Died at 15 Bold street, on Saturday, the 31st March, Sarah Ann, Widow of Mr. James McCracken, late high bailiff of this city, in the 62nd year of her age.
BROWN - Died in this city, on Monday, April 2, Sarah Fane Brown, aged 23 years. Funeral on Wednesday, April 4, at 8:30 a.m. from the residence of her uncle, J. Paquin, 287 Macnab street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
STUART - Died on the 31st March, at No 5 Bold street, Andrew Stuart, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, to St. Mary's Cathedral, from thence to Dundurn burying ground. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
It is with much sorrow that the "Spectator" has to announce this morning the death of Mr. Andrew Stuart, an old and much respected Hamiltonian. Mr. Stuart was born in Brockville about 1811 and for some years clerked there and in Whitby and Prescott. He came here about 1845, and for many years was clerk of the county court and deputy clerk of the Crown. Leaving that, he went into the inland revenue department where he remained thirteen years. Some four years since he was struck with paralysis, caused by the unhealthiness of the vinegar factory in which he acted as excise officer. He has had three strokes since then, the last one occurring about ten days ago. This caused his death.
Deceased comes of one of the oldest families in Quebec. He was a brother-in-law of Sir Alan MacNab and a nephew of the late Chief Justice Stuart of Quebec and Archdeacon Stuart of the same place. He married Mary, eldest daughter of the late Peter Hunter Hamilton, one of the founders of this city, and by her leaves six children, five sons and a daughter. The youngest son, O'Kill Hamilton Stuart, is now in Milwaukee. He was a great sportsman, a staunch Conservative, and supported the party to the very last. He leaves many friends who will sincerely mourn his demise.
MACKAY - (Ottawa) Mrs. Mackay, wife of F. T. Mackay, secretary to Sir Hector Langevin, died suddenly this evening in the Russell House from croup.
HENRY - (Cornwall) William Henry, a farmer living about two miles east of Cornwall, was killed at the second Grand Trunk Railway crossing below here last night. His skull was fractured and both legs below the knees were broken.
April 3, 1883
STEELE - Died on April 2nd, Annie M. Camlett, beloved wife of R. Steele, in the 34th year of her age. Funeral at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, from her late residence, 153 Mary street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
WEATHERSTON - Died at her parents' residence, No 6 Kinnel street, on the 2nd April, Agnes Patterson, beloved daughter of James and Agnes Weatherston, aged 4 years, 2 months, and 1 day. Funeral on Wednesday afternoon, the 4th instant, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
CARTER - (London) A little boy named Carter fell off the iron bridge crossing the Thames on Adelaide street north of this city yesterday, and being drawn under the ice was drowned.
WALSH - (London) At noon to-day, an old pensioner named Walsh fell dead on the exhibition grounds. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause.
ROGERS - (Sarnia) An old woman, a widow named Mrs. H. Rogers, died here on Sunday evening from the effects of a drunken quarrel. It is supposed that a man named Connelly, a too intimate acquaintance of the deceased, was quarrelling with her in a room in a lodging house on Victoria street and while she was lying on the floor violently slammed the door against her head two or three times. The woman lived but a short time after receiving the abuse. Coroner Dr. Fraser and a jury heard the case today, and after evidence was given by a number of witnesses the case was remanded until tomorrow. A post mortem examination is being held.
April 4, 1883
DAME - (Belleville) A boy named Dame, aged 4 years, was drowned in a well at his mother's residence this afternoon.
BAILEY - (Victoria, B.C.) The body of a young man named Bailey was found floating in the Fraser river on Sunday. There was a bullet hole through his head. Robbery was evidently the cause of the crime and a half-breed has been arrested who implicates an Indian.
April 5, 1883
SWEETLOVE - Died on the 4th April, at the residence of her grandfather, Mr. George Sweetlove, 58 Tisdale street, of consumption, Nellie Sweetlove, aged 25 years. Funeral from the above residence, on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited.
MCCANN - (Toronto) An express driver named McCann was run down by a passenger train on the Esplanade this afternoon. His horse was struck and killed outright, and the wagon was smashed to pieces.
McCann was thrown under the wheels of the engine and frightfully crushed. He was removed to the hospital where he died shortly after 9 o'clock tonight.
HUSBAND - (Port Rowan) While some half dozen children were playing upon some logs this afternoon, one little fellow named Willie Husband, 7 years old, was killed by a log rolling over him, smashing his skull and causing instant death.
GERRIE - (Dundas) Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gerrie have the warm sympathy of many friends in the loss of their only son who died last week.
CAHILL O’NEILL - (Dundas) On Monday last, two old residents of Dundas, William Cahill and Michael O'Neil, were laid to rest.
They were both natives of Ireland and had resided in town for upwards of forty years past. The large attendance at the funerals testified to the genuine respect in which they were held.
GILMORE - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Susan, beloved wife of John Gilmore, in the 50th year of her age. Funeral from the family residence, 90 Hunter street west, on Sunday, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
AVANS - (Toronto) Mary Ethel Avans, an infant, was seriously burned last night by the upsetting of a lamp and died this morning. It is thought the mother of the little one will lose her reason.
SCHRAM - David Schram of Gainsborough, who for some time past has been showing signs of mental aberration, was found dead on Tuesday morning. Some three weeks ago he started away with a buggy and horse and was gone all day, and on getting back, he saw his son-in-law to whom he stated that he (deceased) had made a bad bargain that day and had to go that night and have it rectified from which time he was not seen till Tuesday morning, April 3, when his body was found in an old drivehouse on the place, slightly covered with corn stalks and rigid in death. Suicide is supposed to have been the cause of the melancholy occurrence, as deceased had previously talked of committing self-destruction. It seems remarkable that more stir was not made about the man who has been missing nearly a month, but the explanation is given that relatives had thought it probable deceased had gone to Michigan.
April 7, 1883
ARTHURS - Died in Ancaster, on the 6th instant, Hamilton Arthurs, in the 66th year of his age. Funeral on Sunday, the 8th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
LAVELLE - Died at Barton, on the mountain, Mrs. Owen Lavelle, aged 60 years. Funeral on Monday, the 9th instant, from the family residence, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
DUNN - Died at 142 Cannon street east, on the 7th instant, Jennie, the beloved wife of James S. Dunn, aged 21 years and 7 months. Funeral at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BURNS - Died in this city, on the morning of the 7th instant, Thomas J., youngest son of William Burns, and brother of Rev. Robert Burns of London conference, aged 27. Funeral will take place from the residence of his parents, No 50 Wellington street north, on Monday, 9th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MURRAY (London) - The body of Mrs. Arthur Murray, Westminster, who had been missing since November last, was found yesterday in a field opposite her husband's farm on the 2nd concession. It is supposed she was taking a short cut home and fell into the snow and was unable to extricate herself. She was aged.
April 9, 1883
WRIGHT - Died at 197 Jarvis street, Toronto, April 7th, Mary Gertrude, only daughter of the late Samuel Wright, M.D., Woodstock, and adopted daughter of Mrs. H. Broadfield, of Hamilton. Funeral will be at Woodstock this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
GIVENS - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Maria, wife of the late John Givens, aged 38 years and 3 months. Funeral will leave her mother's residence, Mrs. Small, 154 Rebecca street, on Tuesday, the 10th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
STEWART - Died on the 4th instant, on the 6th Concession, West Flamborough, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. Rutherford Christina, relict of the late John Stewart, 4th Concession. Ancaster, aged 71 years and 9 months, a native of the parish of Moulin, Perthshire. Scotland.
WILKIE - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Andrew, youngest son of Mr. John Wilkie, aged 1 year and 8 days. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from the family residence, 46 Kelly street. Friends will please accept this notice.
PROCTOR - Died at Barton, on the 7th day of April, Ramsey Stewart Proctor, aged 64 years and 5 months. Funeral on Tuesday the 10th instant, at 12 o'clock, from his late residence to place of interment, St. Peter's. Barton.
Mr. Ramsey Stewart Proctor, of Barton, died at his residence on Saturday in his 65th year.
Mr. Proctor was born at Niagara and came to Barton when very young. He was a widower and leaves but one daughter, Mrs. James Theobold. He was a brother-in-law of Detective John Rousseaux of this city. He was a quiet unassuming man and that he was the best neighbour that ever lived is the verdict of those who knew him intimately.
GIBB (Ottawa) - The news of the death of Senator Gibb was received to-day with profound regret. It is more than probable that the senate will adjourn on Monday out of respect to his memory.
April 10, 1883
KELLNER - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Adolph, second youngest son of Mr. John Kellner, aged 3 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the family residence, 167 Robert street east. Friends will please accept this notice.
SAYERS (Florence) - A child of James Sayers, a farmer in the township of Dawn, was drowned to-day in a ditch near the house.
HAMEL (Wellesley) - This morning about 7 o'clock an alarm of fire was heard and it was found that it was a farmhouse about a mile from the village belonging to John Hamel who was with his wife away and left their five children at home, the eldest being a boy about ten years old. When they awoke they found the house on fire and the boy picked up courage to secure three of the children, but a boy about four years old would not come out and consequently burned in the house. When picked out, nothing could be identified as a child. The others when free ran over half a mile to the next house barefooted and with no clothes on but their shirts.
April 11, 1883
JAMESON - Died in this city, on April 10, after a lingering Illness, Mr. Archibald Jameson, aged 47 years. Funeral from his late residence, 149 King street west, on Thursday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BEATTY - Died at her residence, Hamilton, on April 10, Elizabeth, widow of the late William Beatty, surveyor H.M. Customs. Funeral on Thursday, April 12, 3 p.m.
BATIGAN (St. John, N.B.) - Calvin W. Brown, first mate of the Yarmouth barque, "Kate Lancton", was brought before the police magistrate to-day to answer the charge of causing the death by ill-treatment of Joseph Batigan, a seaman of the vessel, on the voyage from Liverpool to Yarmouth, N.S. The complaint was made by Arthur Saunders, another seaman, who swore that about a fortnight ago after leaving Liverpool he saw the mate knock the deceased down in
the scuppers, jumping upon him with his feet. He beat him every watch. He struck, booted, and kicked him, and hit him with his fists. The man complained very often. This treatment continued day by day and watch after watch till about three days before he died. He was in a bad condition when he died. He had two black eyes and his sides were black and bruised. Other witnesses, seamen, corroborated this statement and said that Batigan died of the ill-treatment he received. One witness said that the man died from cold and exposure and that the mate never hit him except when he skulked. This witness, a stowaway named Bayne, said that Batigan was no sailor. Batigan told him that he belonged to Staffordshire and said he had wealthy friends in New York. One of them, his uncle, was a lieutenant in the American army and of the same name as deceased. The case will be continued to-morrow.
AUKETEL - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, John Auketel, aged 42 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 89 Catharina street at 3:30 p.m., on Friday, 13th. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DICKSON - Died at Paris, on the 10th instant, Agnes Tait, relict of the late Robert Dickson, aged 86 years. Funeral from the residence of her son, William Dickson, 62 Duke atreet, on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintacnes are respectfully invited to attend.
WYLLE (Montreal) - Mr. Joseph Wylie, one of the oldest merchants of Montreal, died very suddenly in his bed at 4 a.m. to-day. He retired in his usual health last evening after attending during the day a late friend's funeral. His relatives heard the noise of loud breathing in his room at the hour stated and on their entering he breathed his last without speaking.
ROY (Montreal) - A brakeman named Roy was cut in two and killed on the Canadian Pacific Railroad this morning before daylight while placing torpedoes on the track to stop a train coming behind while a freight train was standing some distance ahead from the locomotive giving out.
April 12, 1883
HUNT - Died in Hamilton, Ontario, on the 11th instant, Elizabeth Dernbarger Hunt, aged 82 years, 2 months, and 11 days, beloved wife of David Campbell Hunt, Esq. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 120 East Main street, on Friday, 13th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
Mrs. Hunt whose death is announced was one of the oldest-settlers in this place. She was born January 31, 1801, in Morris County, New Jersey. She arrived here with her husband in April, 1831, fifty years ago, when the only means of transit between New York and Canada were the
Erie canal and wagons. They settled in Barton township where they remained till 1844 when they moved into Hamilton where she resided till her death. She suffered much from asthma and other kindred disease incident to old age during the last few years of her life which she bore with Christian fortitude and a firm hope of a bright future. She was a good mother, possessed of a noble and generous nature. Thus another old familiar face has passed away after a long life of usefulness, honoured and loved by all who knew her intimately.
WEBSTER (Toronto) - Benjamin Webster, a shoemaker from Nova Scotia, who appeared at the police court on March 14 and was sent to jail for thirty days for drunkenness, died in his cell to-day.
TOPLIAS (Montreal) - William Toplias, editor of the Montreal "Herald", died here yesterday at the age of 46. He was an Englishman by birth and was a Methodist minister for some time. Having joined the Church of England, he emigrated to Canada some years ago and has since been connected with the daily press. He was a good writer and a profound scholar.
April 13, 1883
RUSH - Died in this city, on April 12, John Rush, aged 79. Funeral from his late residence, 36 Pearl street north, on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LANAWAY - Died on Thursday, April 12, Margaret Ann, beloved wife of Robert Lanaway, aged 45 years. Funeral on Sunday, April 15, from No 6 Bay street north,
WOOLVERTON - Died at Grimsby, on the evening of the 12th instant, Dr. Jonathan Woolverton, in his 73rd year. The funeral will take place on Monday. On Thursday evening Dr. Woolverton, one of the oldest inhabitants of the peninsula, died at his late residence, Grimsby. Dr. Woolverton was born February 22, 1811, at Grimsby on the farm on which he died. His father came to this country from New Jersey, U.S., in 1792. The deceased graduated in medicine in Jefferson College, Philadelphia, in 1832, and practised in Grimsby since that time up to a few years past. He was also a student of the late Dr. Ralph. Dr. Woolverton was for many years superintendent of schools for Grimsby Township and was universally honoured and respected for his scholarship, uprightness, and social qualities. He was essentially a religious man and his large influence was always exercised for good. The deceased leaves five sons, one a surgeon in the U.S. navy, now at Philadelphia; one in the Bank of Commerce, New York;
a third in London, Ontario; one on the old homestead at Grimsby; and Dr. A. Woolverton, of this city. Many sincere mourners will keep his memory green by the remembrance of the many acts of kindness done among them by him who has passed away.
LOVE (St. Thomas) - Last evening a man named Thomas Love was arrested for being drunk in the streets. About two hours afterwards Magistrate Fairbrother thought he would be sober enough to have his trial and ordered the Chief of Police to bring him up for that purpose. The Chief went to the cell after him and found him dead. Dr. Gustin said he could not tell the cause of the deceased's death, but perhaps it resulted from the bursting of a blood vessel.
DEAKIN (St. John, N.B.) - On Wednesday, William Deakin, a justice of the peace, who lived at Benton, Carleton County, was fatally crushed between the cars. He died last night.
GREEN (Dunnville) - This morning a boy named Green who was out in a boat below the dam was drowned by the boat capsizing. The body has not been recovered.
April 14, 1883
LUCAS - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Charles Lucas in the 32nd year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 329 John street north, on Sunday, the 15th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
LAFRAMBOISE (Ottawa) - This morning an ice shove in the Rideau carried away a house occupied by a Mrs. Laframboise at the foot of Botteler Street. The lady was in the kitchen at the time and was crushed to death. The house was fired by the accident and the department lost no time in reaching the scene of the disaster. The flames were soon extinguished and the firemen cut away the ice and secured the lifeless form of the unfortunate woman. The greatest excitement prevails along the banks of the stream and many of the residents became so terrified that they have deserted their homes. In five minutes the water rose three feet. The freshet is the severest which has occurred for years.
ANDERSON (Rothsay) - Benjamin Anderson of this place was instantly killed at a wood bee yesterday afternoon by being struck on the head by the limb of a falling tree cut by two men a short distance away from where he was working at the time with a number of others. B. Grant, B. Corbet, Robert Fotheringham, and Edward Gamble were also struck and injured by the same tree, but not seriously, except Mr. Grant who received a bad cut on the head.
THURSTON - A son of Mr. Thurston, 6th line, Trafalgar, aged 9 years, while playing during recess near the McDougall school, shoving loose ice from the creek in company with two other lads of about his own age, fell in and was carried down the creek out of reach of his comrades, by the strong current of the water that was running at the time, and before assistance could be rendered he had been carried down the stream one fourth of a mile opposite Mr. McDougall’s house. Mr. McDougall hearing the alarm and seeing the school children running along the bank made for the creek and on arrival, seeing the boy floating down, he immediately jumped into the water and caught him and handed him out, but Mr. McDougall had difficulty in regaining the bank as the water had chilled him and would have had a very narrow escape from being drowned if prompt assistance had not been rendered to him. The death of the little fellow cast a gloom over his school comrades and Mr. Thurston has their full sympathy in his sad bereavement.
April 16, 1883
VINT - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, William Vint, aged 68 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, Robinson street, west of Locke street, on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
SCOFFIN - Died at Susquehanas, Pa., Sarah J. wife of George Scoffin, aged 39 years. Funeral from the residence of her father, William Fell, 4 Market Square, Hamilton, Tuesday, 17th April, at 3 p.m. Friends will please attend.
ARMSTRONG (Guelph) - Miss Maggie Armstrong, who was living with her brother, Mr. Stewart Armstrong, on the London road, was found drowned in the Cellar last evening. It is supposed that while preparing the tea she went to the head of the stairs for something and fell into the cellar which is filled with water, two or three feet deep. It is probable she was rendered insensible by a blow while falling as there is a severe bruise on the side of the head. The deceased was a deeply esteemed young lady.
CAFFERY (Thorold) - As two boys named Michael Caffery and Ed Mcintosh, aged each about 17 years, were out shooting near here Saturday afternoon, the gun in the hands of Mcintosh accidentally went off, lodging the contents of the cartridge in the side of the boy, Caffery, who was only a few feet away. He lived about seven hours in great agony when death ended his suffering.
MILLOY (Montreal) - Timothy Milloy, the murderer of William Nesbit, a farmer of Longue Point, suffered the extreme penalty of the law for his dreadful crime within the precincts of the Montreal jail at 9 o'clock this morning.
April 17, 1883
RANDALL - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Norris B. Randall, in the 56th year of his age, a native of Wheeling, West Virginia. Funeral took place at 9 a.m. on the 17th instant, from 106 Hess street north, to G.T.R. for conveyance to Sharon, Pa.
PHILLIPS - John Phillips, a middle-aged man who was convicted of larceny in this city and committed to the Central prison for two years, died in the hospital of that institution on Sunday morning. Dr. Riddel held an inquest Monday afternoon, and after hearing the medical and other evidence, the jury decided that the said John Phillips came to his death from disease of the kidneys while a prisoner at the Central prison.
April 18, 1883
MCGILLVRAY - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Margaret, youngest daughter of Alexander and Esther McGillvray, aged 2 years and 2 months.
RICHARDSON - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Maggie, infant daughter of the late Thomas Richardson, aged 2 years and 4 months. Funeral from 62 John street north, on the 19th Instant at 2 p.m. Friends will please attend.
April 19, 1883
MILLER - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Ida, beloved wife of Adolph Miller, a native of Oppurg, Germany, aged 24 years, 6 months, and 19 days. Funeral will take place on Sunday, the 22nd instant, at 2 p.m. from her husband's residence, 208 John street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
April 20, 1883
BIRON (Montreal) - Maxime Biron, aged 43 years, died suddenly in jail this morning from debility. He spent the greater part of his life in prison.
April 21, 1883
FOREST - Died in this city, on April 20, Oliver C. H. Forest, son of the late William Forest, in the 26th year of his age. Funeral on Sunday, from 92 Wellington street north, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
ELLIS - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Carrie, second daughter of James and Caroline Ellis, aged 7 months. Funeral on Sunday, 22nd instant, at 4:30 p.m. from the family residence, No 2 Mill street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ROY - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, David Charles Roy, youngest son of George and Maria Roy, aged 3 years and 1 month. Funeral will leave his parents' residence, on Sunday, from 178 Jackson street west. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KINSEY (St. Thomas) - George Kinsey dropped dead at Aylmer, this county, from heart disease.
April 23, 1883
ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, William Armstrong, in the 48th year of his age. Funeral on Tuesday, the 24th instant, at 10 a.m., from 32 Hunter street east, to Salem Church, Ancaster. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CHAPMAN - PENNY (Victoria, B.C.) - News has been received from the northwest coast of the drowning of Chapman and Penny, two missionaries attached to the Presbyterian mission by the upsetting of their boat while out sailing. The bodies have not yet been recovered.
April 24, 1883
GRIFFIN - Died of scarlet fever, on the 23rd instant, Ernest Chester, only child of Charles H. and Tillie A. Griffin, aged 13 months. Funeral at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, the 25th instant, from 52 Emerald street north.
FALAHEE - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Mary, wife of the late Cornelius Falahee, a native of county Limerick, Ireland, aged 68 years and 2 months. Funeral at 8:30, Thursday, 26th instant, from her late residence, 167 Catherine street north, to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to the R.C. cemetery, Rock Bay. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CONNORS (Portland) - A little two-year-old daughter of Arthur Connors who resides on Adelaide road, Portland, climbed upon the roof of her father's house on which repairs were being made and fell into the yard below, a distance of twenty feet, receiving injuries which caused her death.
April 25, 1883
NADEAU (Quebec) - The coroner's Inquest on the remains of Nadeau, the second victim of whiskey poisoning within a week, ended to-day in a verdict of death from congestion of the lungs. Cases of this kind are following each other with alarming rapidity.
CODY (Quebec) - A married man, James Cody, of Stoneham, died a day or two ago of inflammation of the lungs, brought on by exposure to cold, caused by lying drunk in his sleigh all through a very cold night.
BODEN (St. John, N.B.) - Robert Boden, a labourer working at a steamer lying at the Intercolonial Railway wharf, was accidentally knocked off a scow this afternoon, and falling into the harbour, was drowned.
SMITH (St. John, N.B.) - The other day a young man named Smith, about 16 or 18 years of age, of Beech Hill, Westmoreland, went shooting in the marsh. As he did not return home at night, his father with a number of others commenced search for him, but up to the present no trace of him excepting his gun has been found. This was found on the creek bank. It is supposed that he has fallen into the creek and been drowned.
April 26, 1883
HEWITT - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Elizabeth, daughter of J. C. and Mary Hewitt, aged 1 year and 7 months. Funeral from her parents' residence, 170 Jackson street west, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
STANDFLELD (London) - Mrs. Standfield, wife of Mr. John Standfield, of the Dominion Hotel, London East, was taken suddenly ill with heart disease last night, and fell helplessly to the floor as she was passing through the hall. Medicsl aid was summoned but she expired about 5 o'clock this morning. Much regret is expressed throughout the city.
BIGNEY (Hagersville) - About 4:50 this evening, Charles Bigney, baggageman on the mail train of the Canada Southern Railway, returning from the express department to the baggage department while the train was passing over a bridge about a mile east of Hagersville station, was struck by a pillar and instantly killed. This is the same place that Patrick O'Connor, brakeman, was killed a short time ago.
CONNOR (Montreal) - A stranger in the city named Connor fell over the revetment wall yesterday and fractured his skull. He was taken to the hospital where he died.
DOWNEY (Dundas) - Thomas Downey, toll-gate keeper on the Governor's Road, took ill suddenly on Sunday evening, and in spite of medical skill, he died yesterday morning. Mr. Downey had been in his usual health up to the time he was taken sick.
April 30, 1883
EVANS - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Thomas Littlehales Evans., second son of Edward and Mary Evans, aged 20 years. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. from his father's residence, 17 Main street west. Friends will please accept this intimation.
The poor lad Evans who met with an accidental terrible fall from a telegraph pole last week died yesterday at 1:25. He was unconscious to the last. At his death he appeared to be in great agony and his writhing convulsions were fearful. The funeral will take place next Tuesday.
LEITZ (St. John, N.B.) - John Leitz, a deck band on the steamer "City of Portland" was wheeling a truck load of freight over the gangway to the shore when his truck came in collision with a truck wheeled by another man in the opposite direction. Leitz and his truck were thrown off the gangway into the harbour between the pier and the steamer and was drowned. His body was not recovered.
May 1, 1883
MILLER - Died in this city, on the 1st of May, Wilhelmina Margaret, only daughter of Adolph Miller, aged 10 months and 14 days. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, 208 John street north, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
KITTSON - Died at 29 Wellington street north, on Friday, April 29, Clara, infant daughter of H. N. Kittson, aged 23 days.
May 2, 1883
WRIGHT (Stratford) - James Wright, who for many years has occupied the position of storekeeper for the Grand Trunk Railway here and who was generally respected, shot himself through the head, the ball entering just behind the ear and passing through the brain. The rash act was committed about 7 a.m. to-day in the parlour of his own house. The cause is not known. He has a large family who are much sympathized with in their sad condition. He was much depressed with work and very despondent for the past month, but he had a good postion and was well-to-do in circumstances. A coroner's inquest will be held.
CALDER - A man named James Alexander Calder of Stellarton was run over by a train near that station yesterday, almost completely severing his legs from his body. The unfortunate fellow lived only about half an hour. He leaves a widow and two children.
RITCHIE (Elora) - About 7 o'clock to-day a little girl, aged two and a half years, daughter of D. S. Ritchie of this village, was discovered in the Grand River. The body was promptly rescued, but the best skill and exertion of the doctor failed to restore life.
May 3, 1883
CHURCH - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, George James, eldest son of Thomas and Maggie Church, aged 6 years. Funeral on Friday, 4th instant, at 2 p.m., from the family residence, No 173 Mary street. Friends will please accept this notice.
CLOHECY - Died at 2:30 p.m., May 2, Catharine, wife of Thomas Clohecy, harness maker, aged 34 years. Funeral from 75 Robert street, to St. Mary's Cathedral and the Catholic cemetery, at 8:30 a.m., Friday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Yesterday there died at her residence, 75 Robert street, Catharine Clohecy, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Clohecy, who passed away at the comparatively early age of 34, was a faithful wife and a kind mother, and was much respected by those who were so fortunate as to know her. The illness which resulted in her death was long and painful, but she bore it with fortitude. She leaves her husband with a family of seven small children who have the sympathy of the community.
SHARP - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Mrs. Jane Sharp, relict of the late James Sharp, aged 61 years and 9 months. Funeral from her late residence, Robinson street, west of Locke, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
A very sudden death occurred Wednesday. Mrs. Jane Sharp, who resides on Robinson street, west of Locke, was engaged with her household duties. She appeared to be in perfect health, not having complained of any illness. Suddenly she fell to the floor and before aid could be summoned she was dead. On the arrival of the doctor, he pronounced that death was the result of apoplexy.
KIDD - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, George, youngest son of Mr. James Kidd, in the 31st year of his age. The funeral will leave his brother's residence, 57 Bold street, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
POTTER (St. Thomas) - A man about 30 years of age was found dead on the side of the Canada SouthernRailway track yesterday, west of Muirkirk. From appearances, he was a harness or shoemaker. Address: A. M. Potter, Plymouth, Mich., was found in one of his pockets. There was nothing further which would serve to identify him. It was thought he became stupified from the effects of liquor and falling into the ditch, suffocated, as he was found lying in the water.
MCCARTHY (Stratford) - John McCarthy, employed as an oiler in the Grand Trunk shops here, was killed this morning while oiling a shaft. His clothes caught and he was hurled against a brick wall, his brain being battered out. Death must have been instantaneous, as the revolution of the shaft is rapid. He was a married man with three children and was generally respected.
HORNING (Dundas) - Mrs. O. K. Horning of this town died very suddenly on Friday morning. Mrs. Horning had been suffering from illness all last winter, but on Thursday she seemed better than usual. About 3 o'clock on Friday morning, her husband awoke and spoke to her, remarking that she seemed very cold. Not receiving any reply, he made closer examination and was horrified to find that she was dead.
May 4, 1883
STANCOMBE - Information has been received by the relatives of William Stancombe of Nassagaweya that he was drowned while floating logs at Parry Sound. The full particulars of the sad occurrence have not yet been gleaned. Stancombe was about 19 years of age and left last winter with other members of the family for Parry Sound. The Stanoombes were well known and very highly respected in Nassagaweya, and the sad intelligence of the young man's death was keenly felt in that community.
LEVER (St. Thomas) - William Lever, a Methodist minister of King Lake, this county, was seized with an apoplectic fit while preaching last Sunday and died next morning.
May 5, 1883
WHATELEY - Died at 130 Main street east, on the 5th instant, Georgina Beatrice Louise, youngest daughter of Henry and Harriet Whateley, aged 3 years and 9 months. Funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 3:30.
MANSFIELD (Chesley) - A very sad accident happened this morning in the 3rd concession of Elderslie, about four miles from Chesley, by which Mr. James Mansfield lost his life by a tree falling on him while chopping in the woods. He lived only forty minutes after the accident. He leaves a wife and three children.
May 7, 1883
WALSH - Died at 334 Hughson street north, Eliza Ann Walsh, a native of Cornwall,, aged 50 years and 6 months.
POTTRUFF - Died on Sunday, 6th instant, at his residence, Stoney Creek, Levi Pottruff, aged 66 years. Funeral on Tuesday, 8th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
STOCK - Died at her father's residence, East Flamborough, on the morning of the 7th instant, in the 30th year of her age, Agnes Vincent Mulloch, beloved wife of George A. Stock, Fergus. Funeral will leave her father's residence, Lake View, Waterdown, at 2 o'clock on Tuesday, 8th instant. Friends please accept this notice.
HENSON - Rev. Josiah Henson whose death at Dresden, Ontario, was announced in the "Specator's" telegraph column Saturday was born in the state of Maryland in June, 1789, and had consequently reached the great age of 94 years. Forty-two years of his life were spent in slavery, and the fact that he was a man of far more than ordinary ability, coupled with the admission of Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe that he was the original of her creation of Uncle Tom, gave him for many years a prominent place in the public eye. His personal experiences of slave life were not of so dark a character as those of many of his associates, and so far as the grosser indignities, the barbarous cruelty Mrs. Stowe's hero is made to endure, the character is not identical with that of the acknowledged Uncle Tom. The story of his escape, however, is a thrilling one, rendered all the more so by the fact that by extraordinary efforts and vigilance he brought his wife and family to Canada with him. It was on the morning of October 28, 1830, that Josiah Henson crossed the river from Buffalo and landed in Canada where he threw himself on the ground, rolled in the sand, seized handfuls of it, and kissed them, and danced about so wildly that the spectators thought he was mad. Uncle Tom finally settled in Bothwell, at intervals taking lecturing tours throughout the country, and on one occasion visited England where he was invited to Windsor Castle and treated with marked respect by the Queen. Two sons and a daughter survive him.
May 8, 1883
TAYLOR - Died on May 7, at 112 King William street, Mary Catharine, second daughter of William and Maria Taylor, aged 13 years and 6 months. Funeral from her father's residence, on Wednesday, 9th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please attend.
ARCHIBALD (St. John, N.B.) - A young man, named George Archibald, 18 years old belonging to Stewiacke, was drowned in Yarmouth harbour to-day by the upsetting of his boat.
HAYES (St. John, N.B.) - A little three-year-old son of Samuel Hayes of Milton pond, Yarmouth, was drowned a short distance from his father's residence, yesterday.
May 9, 1883
COOPER - Died in this city, May 8, 1883, Mr. Anthony Cooper, cabinet maker, in the 74th year of his age. Funeral from Blachford's undertaker, Charles street, on Tuesday, May 10, at 4 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.
STOCKWELL - Died in this city, on May 8, Joseph Caleb, eldest son of Edward and Charlotte M. Stockwell, aged 7 years and 11 days. Funeral at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, from 81 King street west. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CLOHECY - Died at 75 Robert street, William Thomas, infant son of Mr. Thomas Clohecy. Funeral Thursday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
HENDERSON - Died on the 8th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, James Elliot, 44 Ferguson avenue, Alice Henderson, aged 75 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HUGHES (St. John, N.B.) - William Hughes, the coloured man found guilty on his own confession of murdering his wife on February 15, was hanged in the jail yard at 8 o'clock this morning. He died without a struggle.
ALTAVIO (Norwood) - A murder was committed this morning on the Ontario and Quebec Railway at the Italian camp at Asphodel. A dispute arose between two Italians about the cooking of some beef for breakfast, and they agreed to fight it out. Angelo Carminino stabbed Domenico Altayio in the breast with a sharp knife, killing him instantly. The murderer escaped with $250.
May 12, 1883
FRENCH - Died on Friday, May 11, James W. French, watchmaker and jeweller, aged 29 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 65 Catherine street north, on Monday next,.May 14, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MCGREGOR (Montreal) - A child belonging to James McGregor immigrant, died on the train
to-day from croup, The emigration agent took charge of the remains and the parents proceeded to the West.
RUDDELL (Georgetown) - This morning a man named David Ruddell was found dead near the 7th line crosssing the Grand Trunk Railway who was supposed to have been on the train coming east, and wishing to get off the train at that point must have jumped off and so came to his death.
MCALLISTER (Peterborough) - Charles McAllister, an employee of Hamilton's foundry here, while travelling to visit friends fell off the high platform at Upthegrove on the Midland on Thursday evening, his head striking the rails. The blow caused his death.
KIRBY (Toronto) - William Kirby, a Willowdale farmer, about nine miles from the city, hung himself in his barn. His body was found this morning. Kirby, who was in good circumstances, had been drinking.
May 14, 1883
STEWART - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Percy Bowman, only son of Frank and Catherine Stewart, aged 8 years. Funeral from his parents's residence, No 21 East avenue north, at 2 p.m. to-day.
WEST - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, William West, in the 68th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, No 90 Victoria avenue north, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 3:30 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
HAIGH - Died at No 3 Canada street, on Monday, the 14th instant, Ann Wilton, the wife of Richard Haigh, in her 6lst year. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m.
BELLING - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Bertha Maud, youngest daughter of James Belling, aged 3 years, 2 months, and 18 days. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, from 21 York street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CLARK - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Margaret Miller, beloved wife of Alexander Clark, aged 32 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 80 Emerald street north, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
HAMILTON (London) - Basil Hamilton, bookkeeper in the office of London Mutual Insurance Co., dropped dead in his father's house last evening. He had been ailing for some time, but the immediate cause of his death was heart disease.
COPPS (Vurdell) (Woodstock) - An aged woman, a housekeeper for Mr. Stover of this town, died very suddenly. Coroner McLay was sent for but did not think it necessary to hold an inquest. The sum of $305 was found on her person which he deposited in the bank. She has a son who is supposed to be a printer. His whereabouts are unknown. Deceased went by the names of Rose Copps and Vurndell.
ANDREWS (Wyoming, Ont.) - Last evening the wife of George Andrews, section man on the Grand Trunk Railway, left home to visit a neighbour residing about a quarter of a mile distant. Not returning by 11 o'clock, it was supposed by her family that she had concluded to remain all night to assist in caring for a sick friend. Early this morning her dead body was found a few hundred yards from her own house. It is supposed that she was seized with a fit while returning home and death ensued almost immediately. An inquest was considered unnecessary.
May 15, 1883
LAMBERT (Chatsworth) - On Saturday evening a murder of an unusually brutal character was committed about one mile and a half east of the village of Williamsford station on the line of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway in the Township of Holland. It appears that about four o'clock a farmer named George Lambert, about 50 years of age, came into his house for supper and while in the act of washing his hands was shot through the back by his son, Joseph, a young man aged about 20, of eccentric habits, but not heretofore looked on as dangerous. The shot was fired through a stovepipe hole from upstairs. The old man staggered backward and fell on the floor, when his wife, who was in the house at the time, ran to his assistance, but was unable to get him to his feet. In the meantime the murderer was loading his gun for a second shot, when his mother ran upstairs and implored him to desist. On threatening to shoot her next, she rushed downstairs, and while in the act of doing so, the second shot was fired, taking effect in the dying man's head and killing him outright. The murderer then loaded the gun a third time and came downstairs. He took the murdered man by his boot leg and dragged him about forty yards to the foot of the garden. He then got some lumber which he commenced to measure and saw up for a coffin. By this time fifteen or twenty of the neighbours who were alarmed by the mother had congregated but were unable to do anything as the murderer threatened to shoot the first man who approached him. A warrant was also got for his arrest, but neither was it considered advisable to do anything in the way of enforcing it till other devices for the capture of the murderer were exhausted. At length a man named Handy, while under the pretence of rendering the murdered man assistance, succeeded in getting beside him when he took him by the legs and threw him on the ground, after which he was handcuffed and taken to the village.
He says in committing the murder he was carrying out his father's instructions. It is said he wished to get the farm and that the fact of his being kept out of it engendered the feelings which prompted him to commit the murderous act. A coroner's inquest was held this afternoon and a verdict of wilful murder returned. The murderer was taken to Owen Sound where he will be detained till his trial comes on.
May 16, 1883
GLOVER - Died suddenly of heart disease, Horace H. Glover, son of Joseph Glover, aged 15 years and 11 months. Funeral will leave his father's residence near Stony Creek, on Wednesday, at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
MALONE - Died in Rochester, on the 15th instant, Edward, eldest son of Michael and Bridget
Malone. Funeral will leave his father's residence, 124 Catherine street north, at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MOOR (Oshawa) - A sad drowning accident occurred here yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock. A little son of Mr. John Moor, while returning home from school, was drowned in the creek at the back of the high school under very distressing circumstances. The little fellow took a short cut across the fields and as he was crossing the creek on a slippery log, he fell in. His elder brother, a boy of ten, made all haste home and returned to the scene with his mother who being in a very weak state, fainted. All efforts to rescue the little fellow proved unavailing. The body was recovered shortly after, but life was extinct.
PAWSON (Bracebridge) - Last night about 11 o'clock a fire broke out in a wooden building owned by Mr. W. McLeod, and occupied by a Mr. Pawson, a gardener, lately of Hamilton. On discovering the fire, the mother rushed upstairs to save the little children who were sleeping in separate rooms. The daughter, aged 13, was arounsed first by the mother and sent downstairs. She then proceeded to the other room to save the boy, aged 10. The father, hearing screaming overhead, rushed to the stairs, but was unable to ascend as the fire had reached them. He then shouted to his wife to jump out of the window, but no one appeared. A ladder was immediately hoisted by the firemen but they were driven back by the smoke and flames, and all hopes of saving the mother and son were gone. The charred remains were secured to-day.
VINGLE - Timothy Vingle, one of the striking bricklayers, met with his death very suddenly yesterday morning from galloping consumption.
Vingle was a strongly-built man, about 35 years of age, and a stranger in the city. It is thought his friends live in Toronto. While in Hamilton, he was staying at the Walker House and was around the city until 5 o'clock when he went back to the hotel. At 8 o'clock Dr. Bingham was sent for and found the man dead in his bed. He was lying in his bed with all his clothes on except his boots and coat. The Cigarmakers Union will bury the body to-morrow at 9 o'clock.
TOWNSEND - Died on the 10th instant, at the residence of his brother Burnett, Felicity, Claremont County, Ohio, from haemorrhage of the lungs, Ernest Thomas Bristow, youngest son of Mr. John Townsend of this city, in the 33rd year of his age, deservedly beloved and lamented by all who knew him.
May 17, 1883
JEFFS - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Harry, youngest son of Job and Elizabeth Jeffs, aged 2 years and 9 weeks. Funeral from his father's residence, 118 Jackson street east, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BREHANY - Died on the 17th instant, at 55 Walnut street, Kate, daughter of Edward Brehany, aged 19 years. To be interred at Smithville.
LAFOR (Montreal) - Detective Lafor, after a long service in the city police, died to-day in the Longue Pointe lunatic asylum where he was confined for some months with insanity.
GRANT (Ottawa) - A fatal accident occurred at Metcalfe village, Russell County, recently. The unfortunate victim was James Grant, a labourer.He was employed by Pink & Rolston, sawmill owners of that village and was engaged driving lumber on a car on a high tramway from the mill to the piling ground. After returning to the mill it was necessary to turn the empty car on what is known as a turntable. In doing this, he lost his balance and fell a distance of twelve feet to the ground. Unfortunately the table was half opened and he pulled the heavy car after him. One of the iron wheels atruck him on the head, completely scalping one side of the skull and causing a terrible fracture behind the right ear. He lived only about two hours after the accident and death put an end to his suffering. It was his first day's work at the mill and he had worked about three hours when the accident happened.
COTTRELL (Toronto) - Edward A. Cottrell, a printer working at Rose & Co's, suicided to-night. He fell down on Church street near Magill street about 8:30 to-night. Emetics were given him but he died at 9 o'clock. In one of his pockets was a letter addressed to a fellow workman foreshadowing his death and closing with the wish that he might go to heaven. Corbett had
been drinking heavily. Nothing was found on him that would indicate the character of the poison taken.
ROCK (London) - The funeral of the late Warren Rock, Q.C., took place this afternoon. At the family residence a solemn and impressive service was conducted by the Rev. J. A. Murray, pastor of St. Andrew's, assisted by Rev. Mr. Ball. The various law offices of the city were closed during the afternoon. The cortege was one of the largest ever witnessed in London. The hearse was immediately followed by the law students, then the barristers, solicitors and judges on foot.
BINGHAM (Brantford) - Job Bingham, for many years proprietor of the Bingham House, after a brief illness died this morning.
SMITH - Tuesday morning Ira Smith, of Seneca Township near Caledonia, son of William Smith, one of the pioneers of the Grand River district, went out to his barn and hanged himself with a rope in the cow stable. Deceased was a wealthy farmer, 55 years old. His wife died a few years since, and being of an affectionate disposition, Mr. Smith grieved over his loss very much till his health and reason were undermined and he committed the rash act. There was intense excitement in the neighbourhood when the body was discovered and many rumours as to the cause of the suicide were soon afloat, but there is little doubt that the unfortunate man put an end to his existence while labouring under temporary insanity.
May 18, 1883
BROWN - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Walter M., third son of the late Capt D. B. Brown, London, England, aged 28 years and 23 days. Funeral will leave 21 Hunter street west at 3 p.m. sharp this afternoon for Hamilton & North Western Railway station. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.
DUNDON - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, John S. Dundon, son of Michael Dundon, aged 40 years. Funeral from his sister's residence, 134 Mary street, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., to R. C. cemetery at Dundas. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CURRAN - William Curran, a brakeman on the Canada Southern Railway, was struck by an overhead bridge and killed at Hagersville this afternoon. This is the third man killed at this bridge inside of a year.
LALONGE - A young child of Mr. C. Lalonge of Wallacetown fell into a pail of boiling water last evening. The child died this morning.
EARLY (St. Catharines) - A few days ago a son of William Early of the fire department was playing with an open-bladed knife in his hand and tripped. In falling the point of the knife entered his skull near the eye. The best medical attendance was given and for a time he appeared to be getting better. But dangerous symptoms lately set in from which he expired on Wednesday.
MCSTAY (Woodstock, N.B.) - A painter by the name of McStay was found dead in his room last night. His wife and child are visiting at St. Andrew's and he was livng alone in the house. It seems he was drinking. Liquor was found near him.
May 19, 1883
MCKEEVER - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Francis McKeever, aged 10 months. Funeral will leave his father's residence, No 234 1/2 James street north, on Sunday, the 20th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintacnes will please attend.
TYSON - William Tyson, aged about 30, resided in the Township of Ancaster. Friday morning he went out with his shotgun. In his peregrinations he brought up at last at Milton Vanderlip's farm where he had to climb a fence. He stuck the barrel of his gun through the fence, climbed over, and started to pull the gun through. When the trigger came in contact with the fence it somehow set the gun off and the charge was buried in his heart. He fell dead on the spot. The flesh around where the shot penetrated his body is horribly burnt and his clothes were set on fire and were smouldering when he was discovered.
SHAVER (London) - John Shaver, who died yesterday at his home, settled in Westminster in 1818, sixty years ago, being the oldest settler in the district. Only one house, a log one, was to be seen on the site of this city at that time. He leaves a large circle of relatives, many of whom have settled in Michigan.
HALL (Halifax) - On Tuesday a brakeman named Charles Hall fell from a flat car at Truro while the train was in motion, breaking one leg and badly injuring the other. Yesterday one of the man's legs was amputated, but he died a few hours afterwards.
May 21, 1883
BRETERNITZ - Died on the 20th instant, Lotta, the infant daughter of Julius Breternitz, aged 8 months. Funeral from 114 Napier street, to-day at 1:30. Friends will please accept this intimation.
PALIN (Montreal) - Mrs. Narcisse Palin of St. Valentine, in this province, committed suicide while insane.
BROWN - Robert Brown who has for a considerable period occupied the position of tank inspector on the Great Western division of the Grand Trunk Railway expired at his home in London on Saturday evening after a brief illness. Inflammation of the lungs was the cause of death.
May 22, 1883
MALONE - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 22nd instant, Mary Elizabeth, beloved wife of the late Edward Malone, in her 25th year. Funeral from her father-in-law's residence, 124 Catherine street north, on Thursday, the 24th instant, at 8:30 for St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to the R. C. cemetery.
JAMES - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Elizabeth, only daughter of Alfred T. and Elizabeth James, aged 3 years and 9 months. Funeral will leave her parents' residence, No 40 Wilson street, on Thursday, 24th instant, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
KAVANAUGH - Died in Jersey City, U.S., on May 20th, James Kavanaugh, son of the late John Kavanaugh, of this city, aged 28 years.
HOOVER (St. Thomas) - A terrible accident happened at Aylmer on Saturday night, resulting in the loss of a human life and serious injury to another young man. A soda water generator in the bakery of J. B. Hambridge exploded about 6 o'clock with a deafening report which was heard for a long distance. Two young men in the shop named James H. Hoover and Judson Early were hurt, the former being struck with a piece of the flying metal of the generator. The wounds were so serious that they resulted in death yesterday morning. It is thought that Early may recover. The explosion was severe enough to shake the adjoining buildings and to shatter windows, and for a long time considerable excitement existed in the village.
GRADY (Easlon) - William Grady, aged 25, of West Wawanosh, hanged himself in the barn with one of the plough lines. He had harnessed his horses, ready to go to work in the morning. He had been in a desponding state of mind for some time previous. He was unmarried.
HAMILTON - James Hamilton, a brakeman on the St. John & Maine Railway, was run over near Fredericton Junction this forenoon and died in a few hours.
May 23, 1883
WHATELEY - Died in this city, on May 22, Cecil Thorsby, infant son of Henry and Harriet Whateley, aged 1 year and 8 months. Funeral at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24.
COOPER (Toronto) - A Mrs. Cooper was taken suddenly ill while walking along Argyle street this morning. She was taken into an adjoining house where she expired in a few minutes. Mrs. Cooper appears to be a stranger in the city.
DRISCOM (Toronto) - Mrs. Driscom, a woman strongly addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors, died suddenly to-day after receiving a powder from a drugstore. An inquiry will be made.
VANWART (Woodstock, N.B.) - A terrible accident occurred at Tapley's mill about 7 miles below Woodstock to-day, by which Joseph Vanwart was instantly killed. He had gone to the mill for a load of lumber, and his team took fright at the train. While they were running along the track, he tried to stop them. He was struck by the locomotive and literally torn to pieces. One of the horses was killed.
LAVELLE - A fatal accident occurred on the Northern and North Western Railway this morning at about 9:30 o'clock. Information was brought to the city by the men on the mixed train due here at 9:30. The authorities of the road made all haste and in about an hour a special train was got to the station where a number of Police and railroad men were waiting. Word was sent to Dr. Woolverton that a man had been killed, but he telephoned to the station that it was not necessary for him to go and that the body could be brought in and taken to his office or to the hospital. Accordingly the special, consisting of one car and an engine under the charge of Conductor George McGillivray, proceeded to the spot where the accident occurred. On the way up, the train passed a number of people who had heard of the accident and were making their way there. The scene of the accident is about a mile and a half east of the city immediately back of the old race course property and just before the road takes a big turn around the mountain. On the side of the track were a gang of quarrymen waiting for the train, and on the grass could be seen a white sheet, stained and splattered with blood while from the corner protruded a pair of boots, evidently those of a hard-working man. When the sheet was raised it exposed to view the terribly bruised and battered but well known face of Edward Lavelle, foreman of the quarries of Mr. Webb, contractor.
Edward Robbin, the driver of the train by which the unfortunate man was killed gives the following story: We left Port Dover for Hamilton a little behind time and made about the usual speed down. We had a very heavy train of freight and on reaching the curve above the mountain, I blew the warning whistle as there are frequently people on the track about the place and the
train cannot be seen very far. Immediately on turning the curve I observed a man sitting on the track with his feet on the sleepers, apparently unconscious of the approach of the train, as he made no signs of moving. I immediately whistled down brakes, but was not soon enough as there is a steep gradient at this point and the train was very heavy. We could not bring it to a stand till we had passed the place where the man was sitting, a long distance. I saw the side of the engine strike the man and throw him over. When we returned he was lying at the side of the track, his head and face covered with blood. One of our men felt his pulse and pronounced him to be dead. It is evident that death was instantaneous as the skull is fractured in several places. One deep gash made by the engine is situated on the back of the head a little to the right, and on the other side is a fracture as if made by being thrown on a rock.
William Johnson, blacksmith at the quarries, says that Lavelle was in his shanty in the morning about half an hour before and seemed to be all right. He was not drunk but had been drinking some. He left the shanty, Johnson thought to go home, his home being on the mountain about a quarter of a mile from the quarry.
The body was put on a board and raised into the car by the police. There seem to be no bruises except those mentioned in the head. On the way back the train picked up Mathew McTague, the bosom friend of Lavelle, and the last one with whom he was seen in the city. That was about 8 o'clock this morning. Lavelle at that time seemed pretty sober. On leaving McTague at Baine's hotel, Cherry street, he proceeded up the mountain towards home. He had been drinking some, but was not drunk and it is believed he sat on the track to rest as he complained of a headache or pains in his head received from a fight the previous night in which he was severely handled by a man named O'Hara.
Lavelle has worked at the quarries for the last eight years and for the last seven months was foreman. He has always attended to his work well and was greatly respected by all the men. Some parties stated that after the accident a bottle of liquor was found in the coat pocket, but this is not the fact, the rumour having been started by seeing some pieces of broken glass on a large rock near the scene of the accident.
On arriving at the station the body was viewed by Coroner Woolverton who deeming an inquest unnecessary, gave the body over to his friends. Lavelle was 24 years of age and was unmarried.
May 24, 1883
DOSSETT - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Charles Henry, second son of Joshua Dossett, aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral will leave his father's residence, 52 John street south, on Saturday, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MEREDITH - Died in Detroit, on May 24, 1883, James S. Meredith, aged 62 years. Funeral will leave the Grand Trunk Railway station, Dundas, on Saturday, at 4:30 p.m.
May 25, 1883
LAVELLE - Died on the mountain, Barton Township, Edward Lavelle, in the 24th year of his age. Funeral will take place on Friday, the 25th, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence on the mountain. Friends will please attend.
May 26, 1883
ROBINSON (Georgetown) - Last evening a woman named Robinson was run over by a Grand Trunk train going west near the station and had both legs taken off and otherwise badly bruised. She died during the night. She and her husband had recently moved here from Muskoka.
May 28, 1883
TRUSCOTT - Died in Hamilton, on the 26th instant, James Truscott, a native of Cornwall, England, in the 55th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, No 35 1/2 Lower Cathcart street, on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
FORSTER - Died on Sunday, May 27, at the residence of her son-in-law, R. W. Thomas, Opera House block, Hannah R., wife of Matthew W. Forster, in the 65th year of her age. Funeral from the above place, on Tuesday afternoon, at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
SMITH (Montreal) - Sarah Smith was taken to the general hospital last night in an insensible condition and died this morning without becoming sensible. It is thought she met with bad treatment and an inquest is ordered.
DAVIDSON (Halifax) - A miner named John Davidson, working at the Gallagher gold mines, Isaacs Harbour, was being hoisted out of the shaft in a tub when the friction clutch of the engine broke and the tub ran to the bottom, killing him instantly. He was a native of Sherbrooke, Guysboro.
May 29, 1883
AULD - Died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. P. Barnes, Jr., Saltfleet, on the 29th instant, Joseph Auld, eldest son of the late Mr. James Auld and grandson of Mr. Joseph Jardine, Barton, in the 20th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Thursday, the 31st instant, at 2 o'clock p.m.
STATON (Montreal) - Christie Staton died very suddenly from over-indulgence in liquor yesterday.
May 30, 1883
CARLYLE - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Thomas Carlyle, aged 30 years. Funeral on Thursday at 10 a.m. from 72 Peter street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BRODIE (Toronto) - Word has reached the city here of the accidental drowning of William Brodie, son of Mr. Brodie, a well known dentist in this city. Deceased had gone to the Northwest to engage in farming on an extensive scale. The drowning occurred at Fort Pelly.
EGERTON (Toronto) - A respectably dressed woman dropped down dead on the sidewalk on Simcoe street to-night and the body was taken to the morgue where it was shortly afterward identified by her sister as that of Mrs. Egerton whose husband is at present out of the city. She was about 30 years of age and considered healthy. Apoplexy is supposed to be the cause of death.
BOURGOIS (Belleville) - Phillip Bourgois, a boy seven years old, was drowned at Ferry Point yesterday evening.
LEBARRE - Hiram LeBarre, Gore street, had a paralytic stroke Sunday morning when he was milking a cow. He fell down and was brought into the house where he lingered until Tuesday morning, dying at 11 o'clock.
May 31, 1883
DEBUS - Died at Hamilton, May 30, William Debus, of heart disease, in the 47th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 183 Napier street, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
DAY (Woodstock, N.B.) - John Day, who drives for Hall & Murchie, was instantly killed to-day. He was hauling deals from the steam sawmill to the station for shipment. The unfortunate man at the time of the accident was fixing the gear pole of the wagon under the load. In doing so, the blocking was jarred so that it fell, letting the pile of deals come down, crushing the victim's head on the wagon pole. Death was instantaneous. He leaves a mother and four orphan children.
June 1, 1883
PRICE (Toronto) - The body of a four-year-old boy, son of Mr. Price, corner of Queen and Parliament streets, was found floating in a cistern to the rear of the latter's house early this morning.
BLAIN (London) - About 7 o'clock this morning the railway section hands discovered the remains of a young man lying near the western switch, a short distance from the railway atation at Glencoe. The body was subsequently recognized as that of Peter Blain who was working at the old foundry there some time ago and who has since been in the employ of a St. Thomas bricklayer. It is supposed that deceased was on a visit to his parents who reside between Wardsville and Newbury, and on returning to Glencoe on one of the night trains jumped off while the train was in motion. There was a deep cut on his forehead and death must have been instantaneous. The deceased is spoken of as a sober, industrious young man of about 19 years of age.
June 2, 1883
GHENT - Died on May 31, George Ghent, in his 78th year. Funeral from his late residence, Freeman, Township of Nelson, on Sunday, the 3rd instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
SUTHERLAND - Died at his residence, 64 Maria street, June 1, D. H. Sutherland, in the 39th year of his age. Funeral on Sunday at 4 p.m.
SMITH (Ottawa) - A young man named Ernest Smith was drowned in the Gatineau by his boat capsizing. His companions made every effort to rescue him but without success.
GLEARY, WOOD, HYLAND (Montreal) - Information has been received here of the death of three young Montrealers named Cleary, Wood, and Hyland by drowning in Boston harbour through the capsizing of a yacht.
WILLIAMS (Belleville) - Thomas Williams, a river driver employed by Gilmore & Co, was drowned at Beaver Creek on Monday by the upsetting of a canoe. The deceased was a resident of Frankford. His body was not recovered.
MONTGOMERY - Early this morning, a six-weeks-old girl, daughter of Mrs. Montgomery who is now working in the Shakespeare Hotel, died in the rear of Mrs. Clinton's, 9 Hunter atreet east, in a small poverty-stricken house occupied by a coloured woman named Harris. Coroner Philp received information that led him to believe that the baby did not come to its death through natural causes, and in company with Chief Stewart he went to the place to examine the dead child. It was found that it died through some illness, and though paregoric had been administered in quantity, it was not thought that it had directly produced death. Mrs. Harris keeps a baby farm on a small scale.
June 4, 1883
HALL (Halifax) - A youth about 12 years old, son of Private Hall of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, while fishing from the Government wharf, Macnab Island, last evening fell into the water and was drowned.
STACK (Eganville) - This afternoon about 3 o'clock, John Stack, an old resident of Eganville, was returning home from R. Campbell's camp about a mile from Eganville, when he suddenly dropped dead. Cause of death is supposed to be apoplexy.
HISCOX - One of the most notorious, as well as one of the best known men in the city is Jimmy
Hiscox. When he goes down the street in his usual careless and graceless style, "Hello Jimmy" resounds from side to side until the words have grown as familiar to the ears of policemen and reporters as the "What's new?" cry of the scribe has to the two latter members of Bohemian society. But Jimmy loves the flowing bowl too much, alas too well, and for some months past both himself and his wife have been "going it" as the expression goes, at a great rate. Those who are in a position to know say that Jimmy has been gloriously drunk two-thirds of that time and that his wife has not been far behind.
The poor woman recently caught a bad cold in her chest that she neglected until it turned into inflammation of the lungs. Poverty-stricken the house is. No comforts are there. Bare floors, rickety furniture, scarcity of food, and plenty of dirt do not lend any great assistance to mother nature in her endeavour to restore health, and though medical assistance was called in, it was too late to be of any avail, and last night the woman died almost helpless and alone.
Shortly before her death Jimmy had come in and had amused himself by exhausting his supply of expetives upon her which some of the neighbours heard and marvelled much thereat. He went out again, probably to drink again, and came in to find her dead.
A step-daughter of his was in the house and in some way or other she succeeded in arousing his ire, and he turned her out of doors. She sought police protection and was lodged in the station house all night.
In the meantime word had been brought to the police of the affair and Jimmy was arrested and locked up. To-day he is sick, very sick. He sees the forms of unreal snakes gliding around his prison floor. From the corners of his cell weird, unsavory, unearthly objects look down to glare menacing at him. Owls and bats, such owls and bats as mortal never saw before, flit around him, He is miserable generally.
His children will be sent to the home, and his wife will be buried to-day at the expense of the city. And Jimmy grovels in his cell and moans.
June 5, 1883
HENDERSON (Galt) - A young son of Thomas Henderson, caretaker of the firehall here, aged about 8 years, was accidentally drowned this afternoon in the river near his home. He was in the habit of playing about the river and being missed from the house, was looked after and found in several feet of water, quite dead.
SIMPSON (Ottawa) - W. G. Simpson, formerly collector of customs at Montreal, died to-day at Coteau Landing. He occupied a high position in Freemasonry, being grand master of the grand lodge of Canada in 1856 and 1857. He took a lively interest in the grand lodge of Quebec, being past grand master of that organization at the time od his death.
MCADAM (Toronto) - A woman named McAdam died in the Toronto jail recently. In the same prison at the same time were her husband and son, the latter under the assumed name of Carr. When Carr, whose identity was made known by the dying woman, was asked if he would see his mother before she breathed her last, he made the brutal reply, "No, let her die and be damned".
June 6, 1883
HART (Montreal) - Miss Catharine Hart of Three Rivers, daughter of the late E. Hart, M.P., died while seated at the breakfast table yesterday.
HEALEY (Toronto) - It appears that the man Healey, killed on the Esplanade this morning, was employed on the steam barge "VanAllen" which arrived here from Port Hope last night.
June 7, 1883
CLUCAS - Died on June 6, at 52 Florence street, Kate, the beloved wife of John A. Clucas, aged 30 years. Funeral on Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
ODDEY - Died in this city, on June 7, Margaret, beloved wife of James Oddey, aged 39 years. Funeral from Wood street east, on Friday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
PEARCY (Toronto) - A married woman named Pearcy, residing at 145 Sumach street, suicided this afternoon by taking paris green. She leaves several children, the youngest a month old. About ten years ago she was sent to the asylum for a short time, and she was again showing signs of insanity, her husband decided on sending her back to the asylum. It is presumed this decision drove her to the rash act.
LAHEY - John Lahey was an aged man and for many years he had lived in the town of Dundas, respected by all who knew him. For a time he drove a horse and wagon between the Great Western Railway station and the town proper, and was quite popular on the route. Latterly he had been in the employ of Mr. Wilson, maltster. This morning he met his death in a terrible manner.
In company with a man named Thomas Thirgeon, Mr. Lahey had been sitting on a bench on the Dundas station platform waiting for the train to come along. The train for the west leaving Hamilton at 10:45 meets the train from the east and crossing it at Dundas. The train bound east came in first, and the two men got up and started across the track in front of it, not noticing that the train from Hamilton was just upon them. A man on the station platform saw their danger and shouted to the men to jump. Mr. Lahey, being an old man, got very much excited and moved the wrong way. The locomotive was upon him in an instant and struck him in the head, knocking him sixty feet down an embankment underneath a picket fence. As he was struck, he grasped the coat of his companion and pulled him a part of the way down the bank also. When found, it was thought his neck was broken, but as he lived for a few minutes, this could not have been the case as a fracture of the spinal column produces instantaneous death. The body was taken tenderly up the bank to the station house where not very long ago lay the body of Teddy Mason. The unfortunate man has had hard luck of late, having buried his daughter only two days ago. An inquest will be held.
Mr. Lahey leaves a wife and several children to mourn his untimely loss. His body was taken from the station house home.
ROADHOUSE - On Wednesday in Toronto was witnessed one of the largest funeral to have taken place for some time, it being the funeral of the late Henry Roadhouse, conductor on the Great Western Railway in which employ he had been for upwards of eighteen years. The very large procession of carriages which followed the remains to the grave gave evidence of the deep regret his death had caused to a large circle of friends who had known him so many years as a railroad man in which capacity he will be greatly missed. The funeral procession was in charge of the Order of Railway Conductors of which he was one of their oldest members. The order turned out in a very strong body and marched to the cemetery. The pall bearers were made up of citizens of Toronto and conductors of the order. After the usual funeral service at the grave was over, the service of the Order of Railway Conductors was held in which they commended to the charge of their God and Saviour the soul of their departed brother. Thus rests in peace forever a true friend and loving father. He leaves one married daughter and two single daughters and a widow to mourn his death.
PATERSON - Mr. Peter Filman, of this city, has been notified of the death of his half-brother, John Paterson, who died at Albany, N.Y., on June 3, aged 84.
June 8, 1883
THOMPSON - Died at Maple Terrace, Beverly, on the 6th instant, Lydia Ann, beloved wife of Robert Thompson, aged 41 years. Funeral to-day (Friday) at 1 o'clock.
BOWREN (London) - A farmer named Jesse Bowren of the Gore of Lambeth, committed suicide this morning by hanging himself in his barn. He climbed to the loft and after adjusting the rope, jumped off, his neck being broken. Financial difficulty is supposed to have incited the act.
PICKARD - A son of Elijah Pickard of Bronte went down to the piers to fish Wednesday evening, and it is supposed slipped into the water. Search was made as soon as he was missed and was continued through the night. About 9 o'clock this morning his hat was found some distance down the lake and at 2 o'clock this afternoon the body was found near where he was supposed to have been fishing. He was six years of age and a bright and promising little boy.
June 9, 1883
WALTON - Died in this city, on June 9, Elizabeth, relique of the late William Walton, and third daughter of John Taylor, moulder. Funeral will take place on Monday at 2 o'clock from her late residence, 121 Hess street north. Friends will please attend.
HEALEY (Montreal) - Miss Healey, an aged lady here who was burned by her clothes taking fire from a coal oil lamp that exploded, has died from her injuries.
DAVIS (Chatham) - This morning a boy fishing on the river two miles below the town, brought to shore the much decomposed body of a man. The remains were identified by the clothes by Miss Davis as those of her father, John Davis, who disappeared last fall and it was thought had fallen from Rankin's dock. It is said that the deceased had about $16 on his person at the time of his disappearance, and as he was not in very good company when last seen, an inquiry will be held.
June 11, 1883
DEVINE - Died in this city, Sunday, June 10, William Devine, a native of County Waterford, Ireland, in the 83rd year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral which takes place at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, from his late residence, 207 Hughson street north.
ROLAND (Toronto) - W. Roland, an old teamster in the employ of Davis Brewing Co., was kicked by a horse Saturday night and died from the injuries yesterday.
ROBINSON (Toronto) - The body of the man found in the bay on Friday has been identified as that of Robert Robinson, brakeman on the Michigan Central Railway, by his brother. He was last seen alive on the Queen's birthday.
KEMPF (Berlin) - John Kempf, aged 19, son of M. F. Kempf of Berlin, was drowned in the Grand River to-day while crossing with a horse and wagon.
GRANT - On Tuesday an old blind man named Grant, who was well known between Guelph and Hamilton, and who was led by a dog, died at the residence of Alexander Fleming in Puslinch.
June 12, 1883
SILVERWOOD (Huntsville) - Samuel Silverwood, mail carrier between Huntsville and Hodstown, had four persons in his boat when the boat swamped in Vernon Lake to-day. Silverwood and a lady were drowned. Silverwood's body has not been found yet.
KING (Chatham) - A boy named Robert King, 9 years old, was drowned at Pikeville on Saturday afternoon. He was endeavouring to recover a fishing rod.
PAYNE - Monday evening Bella Payne died at her boarding house on Rebecca street of galloping consumption. Miss Payne was a photographer and for the past four or five years has been in the employ of Farmer Bros, of this city. Originally she came from Strathaven, a small town in Ontario somewhere, and went from there to London where she was employed by Farmer Bros, who at that time were doing business there. They subsequently moved to Hamilton and she came with them.
A short time ago Miss Payne went to a legal firm in this city and instructed them to bring an action against Thomas Farmer, photographer, for seduction. In the statement she made to the solicitors, she claimed that Mr. Farmer has got into her confidence by a good deal of artifice and cunning and had ultimately succeeded in betraying her. A child was born to her about the first of the month. It was born dead. Miss Payne wanted compensation and thought Farmer the proper person to compensate her. Thus she went to the solicitors and gave her instruction as above. But just at the commencement of the proceedings the fell disease, consumption, claimed her for its own. Medical attendance was called in and every attention paid her. It was useless. The poor girl died.
Her mother was sent for shortly before her death and is on her way here now. In a letter which she has written to the solicitors she expressed violent wrath at the seduction of her daughter and declares it her intention to proceed with the suit against Mr. Farmer.
She is expected to arrive soon.
Mr. Farmer is a married man and has hitherto borne a good reputation. He denies the story and says he never had any criminal connection with the girl.
June 14, 1883
JOHNSON (Montreal) - The body found in the river at Varennes has been identifed as that of James Johnson of this city. It is supposed that he committed suicide as he was in low spirits for some time.
O'REILLY - A telegram from Winnipeg announces the death of Hamilton R. O'Reilly who was born in the year 1810 in the County of Halton. He studied law with his brother, Miles O'Reilly, barrister-in-chancery, and was called to the Bar in the year 1836. During the absence of his brother in England in 1853, he was appointed judge of the County of Wentworth and Halton. He emigrated to Winnipeg about eight or nine years ago, and shortly after taking up his residence there he was called to the Bar of Manitoba. For the past three years he has been in ill health and unable to pursue his professional calling.
He was present in 1838 at the cutting out of the steamer "Caroline", opposite to Chippewa, and was in charge of one of the boats carrying the cutting-out party. He was said to be the second man who boarded the steamer which was sent over the Falls after being cut loose by Capt. Graham and his followers.
In politics Mr. O'Reilly was a strong Conservatice and in his death there has passed away one of the old stock, a descendant of some of the earliest settler in the County of Halton.
June 15, 1883
SHANNON - Died on June 11, at Grimsby, Hugh Cumming, youngest son of Richard Shannon, aged 13 years.
CARMINE (Church's Falls) - An Italian named Romania Carmine was instantly killed in Flannigan's quarry at the Forks of the Credit this morning. A large stone rolled on him, crushing his head to a jelly.
ROOD (Halifax) - Hobbe Rood, a workman in Gallagher's gold mine, Isaacs Harbour, lost his life yesterday while standing too near the blast when it exploded. He leaves a wife and three children.
HALL (Galt) - A young man named Sydney Hall, from Branchton, 19 years of age, was drowned in the Grand river, three miles below here this afternoon. He attempted to swim across the
river to get a boat on the other side, and in the middle of the river was seized with cramps and sank before assistance could reach him.
FREED - Mrs. Edward Freed, living near Beamsville, went to bed last night apparently in her usual health. About 1 o'clock her husband got up and upon getting back into the bed, accidentally touched one of Mrs. Freed's hands which felt cold, and putting his hand upon her face found that cold also. In alarm he got out of bed again and struck a light and found his wife cold and apparently some hours dead.
June 16, 1883
WILKLES (Montreal) - The body of the young man found with a bullet wound in his head on Mount Royal has been identified as that of Arnold Wilkies, a printer belonging to Quebec, where his widowed mother and two sisters reside,
REGAN (Montreal) - Miss Regan, who was severely burned lately by her clothes catching fire at the kitchen stove, has died from her injuries.
June 18, 1883
DILLON - Died in Hamilton, on the 17th instant, William Dillon, a native of Skull, Cork County, Ireland, in the 76th year of his age. Funeral from A. Dillon's, corner John and King William streets, Tuesday morning, at 9 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
DOW - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Miss Emma Dow, aged 21 years, half sister of Mr. John Lutz, 198 Jackson street west. Funeral on Tuesday, the 19th instant, at 2 p.m., from her mother's residence, above address. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DAMPIER - Died in this city, at 189 York street, on the 16th instant, Richard Goldsborough Dampier, in the 64th year of his age. Funeral on Tuesday, the 19th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FOX - Died at 149 Main street west, Charlotte Maud, only daughter of Charlotte and James Fox. Funeral on Tuesday, the 19th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MCQUEEN - Died at 160 Market street, on the 18th instant, Mrs. James McQueen. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, the 20th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
BOWERS (Toronto) - Mary Ann Bowers, a confirmed drunkard, died at the jail this morning. At one time she occupied a good social position.
DUBE - Alexana Dube, who poisoned herself in a house of ill fame, is said to have been inveigled there by an unknown man belonging to the city under pretence that, he was going to marry her. Her remorse on finding it was a place of ill repute caused her to commit suicide. The police are searching for the perpetrator. (Montreal)
EATON (Toronto) - The infant son of Mr. S. Eaton, dry goods merchant, was drowned in a tub used as a horse watering trough at the family residence on Saturday afternoon. He was playing with a little boat at the time the accident occurred and was not discovered till life was extinct.
HOPGOOD (Toronto) - Arthur Hopgood, a young man of 17, was drowned while trying to swim across the Humber at Mimico to-day. A young man jumped in to save him, but was induced by his father to let the drowned man go when within fifteen yards of the shore. The father explained afterward that he feared his son would be drowned too, as Hopgood was trying to climb on his rescuer's back.
June 19, 1883
O'REILLY - Died at Winnipeg, on June 13, 1883, Hamilton Robert O'Reilly, barrister-at-law, Esquire, in the 73rd year of his age.
HILLIARD - Died in this city, at 106 Florence street, on June 19, John Hilliard, aged 37 years, only son of Thomas Hilliard, No 2 O'Reilly street. Funeral on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCQUEEN - Died in this city, June 18, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Wright, and the beloved wife of James M. McQueen, in the 24th year of her age. Funeral from her father's residence, 160 Market street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please attend.
STEWART - Died in this city, on Monday, June 18, aged 73, Anna Maria MacNab, widow of Captain Alexander Stewart, late of Her Majesty's 94th Regiment, third daughter of the late Lieut. Allan MacNab, of Her Majesty's 19th Hussars. Funeral on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from her late residence, 149 John street south, near Maria street.
DELANTY - Died in this city, on the evening of Monday, June 18, Thomas Delanty, in the 40th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, No 165 Macnab street north, Thursday morning, June 21, at 9 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
GORDON (Ottawa ) - A man named J. Gordon, employed at Eddy's farm, went to Aylmer, got drunk, and lay down on the railway track, and was cut to pieces last night.
LARIVE (Montreal) - An old man named Larive, belonging to Granby, was drowned in the Richilieu river yesterday while fishing, by the boat upsetting in a squall.
BACKUS (Winnipeg) - Early yesterday morning a young man named McCurdy, on opening up the wholesale fruit and provision store of Bryant & Co, preparatory to the day's business, was surprised to find the body of a dead man under a pile of sacked potatoes distributed over the floor. These, the previous night had been carefully piled up in the rear of the store. On removing the sacks, the body was found to be that of Charles Backus, a young man who was employed as a packer in that establishment. It was his usual custom to sleep in the warehouse during the night, and it is supposed that while climbing up to his bed on the pile of sacked potatoes, they must have keeled over on top of him, thereby either smothering or crushing him to death beneath the heavy weight. This however is mere supposition. When found he had evidently been dead some hours, and his general appearance denoted that the unfortunate man had made a tremendous effort to free himself. The deceased has a brother in the city. He was about 34 years of age and was well liked and much respected by all who knew him. He gave his employers every satisfaction and they are not the least who deplore his death. His parents and relatives live in Guelph, Ontario. On the circumstances being made known, it was not deemed necessary to hold an inquest.
June 20, 1883
BROWN (St. John, N.B.) - The steamer "Falmouth" from Boston and Portland arrived here this afternoon. Among the passengers who got on board at Portland were Mr. and Mrs. Javery Brown of Halifax. The lady was in excellent health and chatted with Captain Hall about an hour after the boat left Portland. In less than half an hour the captain was summoned to the room and when he got there the lady was dead. An affection of the heart was the cause of her sudden decease. A casket was procured at Eastport and the body will be taken through to Halifax.
DESMOND (St. John, N.B.) - Yesterday a number of men working in Lee's brickyard were engaged in digging clay at the base of a high bank when suddenly the top caved in and Patrick Desmond belonging to Littel River, was buried beneath a mass of clay. The man was brought into the public hospital where he died this afternoon.
GARRISON (Halifax) - A farmer named Garrison, about 40 years of age, committed suicide by blowing his brains out with a shotgun at his residence, Margaret's Bay, this county.
KING (Halifax) - Benjamin King, who had his arm taken off by machinery in McLachlane’s tobacco factory a few days ago, died to-day from the effects of his injury.
HEARD (Amherstburg) - A four-year-old son of Robert Heard of this place strayed into a vacant lot and fell into a well and was drowned.
June 21, 1883
PRATT (Montreal) - G. W. Pratt, an Englishman lately arrived here bound for Toronto, was drowned while bathing in the harbour.
DUCLOS (Quebec) - An unfortunate farmer of St.Tite des Caps named Duclos was found hanging dead in his barn on Monday. Deceased has suffered from partial insanity for some time.
ROUSSEAU (Quebec) - The death is announced here of Dr. E. Rousseau of St. Roche at the age of 76. Deceased was a retired physician of prominence in his profession, and in 1837 took a leading part in the insurrection. He aided materially the escape of the suspects, Dodge and Taylor, from the Citadel and sheltered them in his own house.
CLARK (Warkworth) - Mrs. Riley Clark, an old and highly respected resident of Brighton Township, had been ailing for some time from debility, and having heard that certain herbs would cure her, she gathered and partook of them, from the effects of which she died. Medical assistance was of no avail.
KESLER - At Campbellford this morning a young man named Kesler and a young woman named Camptbell were united in marriage, and were returning to their future home in Norham Village, and when about half way, Kesler got out of the rig to water the horse. The horse became frightened and ran and threw the newly-made wife out, breaking her neck.
June 22, 1883
MAROIS (Quebec) - Joseph Marois, aged 24, was killed this morning about 9:30 o'clock on the Lake St. John railway track at the Palais station, having been caught in a fog and run over by a wood train. He leaves a wife and 2 children.
PONSPIL, LACOPE - Pierre Ponspil and Andre Lacope and a child of two months, all Indians, of Oka, were drowned yesterday on the Lake of Two Mountains. Ponspil and Lacope
started from Oka with a woman and her child and a boy belonging to another Indian family in a boat to reach a steamboat passing with a tow of barges. Their intention was to get on board one of the barges and attach their boat to it. When they got near the barge, their boat upset and went under the barges, throwing the five persons into the lake, the whole tow passing over them, and before help could be given, Ponspil and Lacope had disappeared. The woman was brought to shore in a very bad state and is not expected to live. Her child was found dead floating on the waves. The boy was the only one saved quite alive. The woman was very low this morning. The mother belongs to the Methodist church; so did Ponspil. Andre Lacope was a Roman Catholic.
BARLEY (Mitchell) - A sad drowning accident occurred here about ten o'clock to-day. A number of boys were bathing in the mill pond when one named Richard Barley, about 19 years of age, took cramps and before help could reach him he was drowned. The body was recovered about four hours afterward.
June 23, 1883
RANDIES - Died at his residence in Aldborough, Mr. George Randies, aged 53, of paralysis,
June 16, 1883.
DUFFY (Toronto) - James H. Duffy, aged 28, was found drowned at the foot of Bay Street this evening. Deceased had been missing for five or six days. He was the son of James Duffy, the well known hotel keeper who died three months ago. His father left all his property to his daughters and two other sons. There is a rumour that deceased suicided on account of being cut out of the inheritance.
MCLEOD (Gravenhurst) - Two children named Lacklin and S. McLeod were found dead in bed last night. Suspicion of poisoning is aroused and a post mortem was held this afternoon by Coroner Bridgeland.
June 25, 1883
KIRENAN (Montreal) - A youth named Kirenan was drowned at Three Rivers while bathing. Rev. Mr. Jenkins made an effort at great risk to save the lad but did not succeed as the deceased was carried over the cascade by the rapid current.
RUTHERFORD (Halifax) - A blacksmith named Rutherford of Masstown, Colchester County, was killed on the Intercolonial Railway track this evening. The man was found on the cowcatcher in a sitting position with a great gash in the side of his head.
FLANNIGAN - The first boating accident on Burlington bay this year happened yesterday afternoon off Carroll's Point in which Michael Flannigan and his four-year-old son lost their lives.
The following was gathered by a reporter shortly after the accident from James Lunny, one of the survivors. Lunny said: I hired a boat this afternoon at Bastien's and took my landlady's little girl out for a row. We went over to Carroll's Point where we got out and sat down for a while. It was nearly six o'clock when we thought of starting back home, and just then Flannigan and his two sons came up and asked me if I would take them across. I said yes, and they got in. I then took the oars and pulled out. Flannigan was sitting in the stern of the boat and the youngest boy sitting in the bow. When I had rowed about fifty yards, the little boy began to cry and wanted to go near his father who told him to walk across to him. While walking across to him, Flannigan, who is a very large man, moved to our side of the boat and it was turned over, sending the whole of us into the water. When we came to the surface, Flannigan and 1 got hold of the upturned boat, and if he had done as I told him to hold on to the boat, there would have been nobody drowned.
I left the boat then and swam to where the children were struggling in the water and brought them and put them on the boat. I told Flannigan to hold on to the boat, and swam away for the other boy, the youngest, but when I was five or six yards from the other little boy, he fell off and I had to go back for him. I put him back on the boat, but just then Flannigan let go of the boat, caught hold of my legs, and dragged me to the bottom. While at the botton I had to fight with him to make him leave loose, which he did, and swam for the little boy again, but I had only given a stroke or two when the little girl fell off the boat and I was obliged to go back and put her again on the boat. By that time I was nearly exhausted and Flannigan caught hold of my legs again and pulled me under water, but as he was very weak, I soon shook him off. When I rose again the boy had sunk. I can't say how long it was before relief arrived, but during that time I put the boy and girl back on the boat four times, when Joe Read arrived. I was nearly gone and just hung on to the boat while they pulled us in. Flannigan never rose after I went down with him the second time.
The survivors were taken to the Valley Inn where they were properly treated and medical aid procured. Both men work in the rolling mills and were great friends. Flannigan, who was drowned, lived on Simcoe street, near James, and James Lunny boarded with Mrs. McDonough on Locomotice street. It was Mrs. McDonough's child that he went out with. Several men went from the Valley Inn and grappled for the bodies, but up to late last night they had not found them. When interviewed by a reporter at the Valley Inn, Lunny was in bed in a very exhausted condition, and it was with great difficulty that he could tell the story of the disaster. The oars and seats of the boat have been picked up, but no clothing of the drowned man has yet been seen.
June 26, 1883
CATCHPOLE - Died Ethel Catchpole, aged 10 months, at 69 King street west. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
GREEN (Montreal) - Mr. Robert Green, an elderly retired merchant, died very suddenly after retiring last night. His unexpected death is believed to have occurred through a shock he received from his wife falling into the cellar.
WOODBURN (Montreal) - A young man named Woodburn was drowned while bathing in the river yesterday, he was engaged to be married this morning.
HARRISON - “A man has fallen dead in the Market Square”, exclaimed a man in Market street to a reporter this morning. The report was too true, and it was soon discovered that one more poor unfortunate suffering man had gone to his long rest.
A big crowd of people had assembled at the rear of Sam Baster's saloon on the Market Square around the body of William Harrison. He lay with his head on a meal sack, dressed in a labourer's garb. His companion, Mr. Reid of 92 Gore street, gave the following information.
Harrison is an unmarried man, about 30 years of age. He is an Englishman and as far as I know has no friends here. He has been out about fourteen years and worked as a labourer. Lately he worked for Mr. Gordon, builder, and still more recently with me on another job. Harrison has been sick off and on for some time, and has been in the hospital two or three times. He was troubled with a terribly bad cough and this morning when we were in Easter's here, he coughed so bad and spit blood that he had to go to the back door. Just as he got out, he called me and I ran to him when he fell, the blood spurting out of his mouth, and he died right off.
Dr. Reid and a policeman were soon on hand and Dr. White, coroner, was sent for. The body was taken to Blatchford's undertakers.
Mr. Reid must have been very much excited when he gave the above information. Subsequent inquiries developed the fact that Harrison and Reid both lived at 92 Bold street and that Harrison's sister, Mrs. Lavell, kept the house. It is probable the man will be buried by the city.
June 27, 1883
ROGERS - Died on June 25, at Canboro, Reseppa, beloved daughter of John S. and Helen Rogers, Canboro Township, County of Monck, late of Hamilton. Funeral from her late residence, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 28. Friends will please accept this notice.
DOYLE (London) - A little lad named Doyle, an excursionist from Stratford, was killed on the city borders last night. He was found lying on the track with his skull smashed. It is supposed he fell off the train.
BURNS (Ottawa) - A man named Burns was drowned in the Rideau this afternoon. The body has not yet been recovered.
GARNEAU (Quebec) - A young man named Garneau who was driving a stage for Mr. Chalbert between Montmorenci and Quebec fell from his seat this afternoon on the Beauport road and was killed by the wheel passing over his head. It is said his fall was caused by his attempt to stop a quarrel between a number of young men on board.
June 28, 1883
MCGEE (Montreal) - John McGee was drowned off St. Helen's Island here while boating.
MCDADE (St. John, N.B.) - McDade, who was so severely injured while crossing the Intercolonial Railway track at Gilbert's Lane recently, died at the public hospital yesterday afternoon. McDade leaves a wife and nine children.
DUNN (Montreal) - A youth named John Dunn fell over an embankment on the North Shore Railway in the city and fractured his skull so badly that he died shortly afterward.
LARKIN (St. John, N.B.) - P. A. Larkin, town counsellor of Summerside, while examining a vicious mare, received a kick in the abdomen from the beast, and died from his injuries.
July 3, 1883
BOUDROT (Halifax) - Hon Charles Boudrot, M.L.C., of Arichat, died suddenly at Liscombe on Saturday, of heart disease. He was 61 years of age. He was first elected to the House of Assembly in 1874, and at the close of his parliamentary term in 1874-8, he was appointed to the Legislative Council.
PERRY, HURD - There was a sad drowning accident at Sheet Harbour, Halifax County,
yesterday. Thomas Perry, 15 years old, and James Hurd, aged 22, were drowned by the upsetting of a boat off that harbour.
July 4, 1883
RAYNER - Died at the Girls' Home, July 2, Annabella Rayner, matron of the home. The funeral will take place on Thursday, at 3 o'clock p.m., from All Saints Church.
DOMVILLE - Died July 4, at 272 James street north, Albert Edward, infant son of C. I. Domville, aged 3 months. Funeral at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 5.
ROGERS - Died at the residence of his son-in-law, James T. Barnard, No 1 West avenue south, on July 3 (his 80th birthday) Mr. John Rogers, for many years a resident of Toronto. Funeral to Great Western Railway station on Thursday, July5, at 1:45 p.m.
DAVEY (London) -Shortly after midnight a stranger, ascertained to be George Davey of Detroit, sought protection at the hands of the police from a band whom he imagined were pursuing him. After being placed in the cells, a shot was heard, and it was found that he had placed a pistol at his head and fired. He died in half an hour. A verdict was rendered this morning that he committed suicide while labouring under temporary insanity.
MATTHEWS - Died on Monday, July 2, at the residence of her son-in-law, Hugh C. Baker, 3 Herkimer street, Catharine, widow of Edward Matthews, formerly of London, Ontario. Funeral at London on Wednesday, July 4.
July 5, 1883
MCCULLOCH - Died in this city, on Thursday morning, Miss Kibb McCulloch, aged 24 years. Funeral from her brother's residence, 100 Market street, on Saturday, at 3 o'clock p.m.
BAUTZ - Died on Thursday morning, July 5, at 56 Jackson street, Georgina, wife of George Bautz. Funeral on Friday, July 6, at 3:36 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GREEN - Died at his late residence, No 145 Main street west, John Green, aged 66 years, a native of Norwich, England. Funeral at 2 p.m., Sunday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LEPPER (Toronto) - The body of the boy Lepper who was drowned on Dominion Day in the bay was recovered to-day near Gooderham's filtering basin.
PLUMBER (Toronto) - George Plumber, a bricklayer, died to-day from injuries received in falling from a house a day or two ago.
July 6, 1883
BRUNKER - Died at Scarborough junction, on July 5, Ralph Brunker, aged 29. Funeral from his late residence, 103 Catherine street south, on Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BRUNKER - The "Spectator" of this morning contained the news of the suicide of Ralph Brunker near Scarborough. Mr. Brunker for the past few weeks has been employed as traveller for the Meriden Britannia Company's works here, being recommended by several gentlemen in this city. He was out on a trip round Toronto and district when he met the violent death that overtook him. His employers received a letter from him some days ago to say that he was coming home from his trip, and it appears that he coming on the train that leaves Cobourg about 6:30 in the evening. He got off the train at the above named station and proceeded to walk along the track. Driver Mayo, who was on the train going that way, saw him on the track and whistled for him to get off. He stepped out of the way as if to allow the express to pass, but when the engine was within three yards of him he stepped on the track again and the engine struck him. When the train was stopped and the man was picked up, he was alive, but died two hours after. A doctor on the train examined Brunker and found a scar on his throat which he said had evidently been an attempt at suicide some time ago. This probably gave rise to the report that the unfortunate man cut his throat first, but that was not the case as the wound was well healed. The engine men say that the man threw himself under the wheels. The body was sent to Scarborough Junction from whence it was transferred to the city this morning. The body was taken to Mr. Chapman's establishment where it was properly attended to. The body is not much bruised. The wound that caused death is a deep one in the left side between the hip bone and the ribs. There is also a scalp wound on the left side of the head. Brunker has been suffering from ague and fever lately, and it is supposed that he was labouring under temporary insanity when he committed the act. Brunker leaves a wife and one child.
Mr. Brunker was a cousin by marriage of Rev. Hartley Carmichael. The former was instrumental in getting Brunker his late situation. He and his friends became anxious as to his whereabouts, as nothing was heard of him since he was in Lindsay on July 2 when he was suffering from fever and ague and was not in a fit state to travel. Information was given to the Chief of Police and a description of him was sent to the cities round, but the information had scarcely been sent before the news of his death was received.
July 7, 1883
WHEELING (Ottawa) - A private letter was received in the city to-day from Magnetawan to the effect that a man named Michael Wheeling of Bearbrooke was drowned while working for H. McLean in the drive at South Creek.
MCLEOD (Ottawa) - This morning the express train from Brockville on the Canadian Pacific Railway unfortunately caused the death of a woman named Maggie McLeod about a quarter of a mile east of Appleton.
It seems that deceased had been labouring under an aberration of mind for some time and had only escaped from her home the night before. The driver saw her and whistled the usual signal, but she stopped on the crossing and looked at the train. Every effort was made to stop but ineffectually till the engine struck her. The witnesses of the accident acquit the authorities of the railway of all blame and the coroner, Dr. Wright, on ascertaining the facts decided that there was no necessity for an inquest.
THOMPSON (Toronto) - A young man named William Thompson was drowned last night while attempting to land at a high wharf.
LAMONTAGNE (Montreal) - A little boy named Lamontagne was knocked down by a hay cart on the street to-day and killed.
ALBINO (Montreal) - Sister Albino, St. Charles, died in the Hochelaga Convent yesterday at the age of 48. She was a devoted member of the order for thirty years.
ATCHESON (Toronto) - A man named Atcheson was drowned in the Don to-day by falling out of a boat.
CONNOR (Peterborough) - This morning Patrick Connor, a young man of this town, met with a terrible death at Lorneville Junction. He was firing on the Midland Railroad engine No 34, Albert Hamlin driver. He had gone underneath the engine to clean out the ash pan when the driver, receiving the signal from the conductor, opened the throttle. The locomative moved and poor Connor was crushed under the low, heavy ash pan like a worm under the foot, and of course killed instantly. The body was brought to Peterborough to-night. Young Connor was a steady sober young man and the only support of a widowed mother.
July 9, 1883
SIMON - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, I. Simon, aged 47 years. Funeral from 61 Rebecca street, on Tuesday, the 10th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCCANN - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Christina, third daughter of Harry and Elizabeth McCann, aged 22 years. Funeral from her parents' residence, No 62 West avenue north, at 3:36 p.m., to-morrow (Tuesday). Friends will please accept this intimation.
PENNINGTON - Died on Sunday evening, July 8, at 80 Bay street south, Myles Albert, infant son of M. A. and Jennie Pennington, aged 4 months and 23 days. Funeral this afternoon, July 9, at 4 p.m.
CHAPERON (Montreal) - Louis Chaperon, trackman, who was injured by a piece of iron thrown out of the window of a railway carriage by Private Macauley, died to-day in the hospital. The companion of the deceased, Lavigne, has made his ante-mortem deposition and is sinking fast. The accused is under arrest.
ROSS (London) - John Ross, who lived on the Hamilton road, about three miles east of the city, was struck by lightning on Thursday afternoon and instantly killed.
BELLISLE (Montreal) The body of Father Bellisle of the Oblat order, who was drowned lately at Lachine, has been recovered.
BUTLER (Quebec) - Thomas Butler, a stevedore residing in Champlain street, was drowned this afternoon. He leaves a wife and five children.
July 10, 1883
WILL - Died in this city, on July 10, David Selbie Will, son of Ramsay Will, 151 Hunter street west. Funeral will leave at 2:30 to-morrow afternoon
DUVAL (Montreal) - Francis Duval, a deaf and dumb youth,was killed on the Central Vermont railway by being run over near Iberville.
BURPEE (St. John) - Fred G. Burpee, second son of Hon Isaac Burpee, was drowned in the harbour off Reed's point this morning while rowing a shell. The boat struck a line extending from the wharf to a schooner and upset. All efforts to save him proved unavailing. He was about 20 years old. The body was recovered at 11 o'clock.
BERTHIAUME (Montreal) - A married woman named Adeline Berthiaume died very suddenly in bed early this morning. Although she was in the agonies of death when her husband went for a doctor, the latter refused to come without getting his fee in advance.
DRAPER (London) - Mrs. Draper, who was injured by a fall at Blackfriars bridge a week ago, died from her injuries on Sunday.
July 11, 1883
FORBES - Died at No 2 Palmerston Terrace, on Tuesday evening, July 10, Laleah, wife of A. F. Forbes, and eldest daughter of the late Mr. Justice Ritchie, The Grange, Annapolis, Nova Scotia. Funeral on Friday, July 13, at 4 o'clock p.m.
ROBERTS - Died in this city, on Monday evening, at 152 James street north, Ida Amelia, infant daughter of John and Sarah Roberts, aged 14 months. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
THOMAS (Montreal) - Mr. Parker Thomas, while driving over a crossing of the Southeastern Railway at Abercorn, was killed by a passing train. His son had a narrow escape for his life.
SMELT (Uxbridge) - Edgar, son of D. Smelt, was drowned in Mr. I. J. Gould's mill pond last night. His hat was found floating in the water early this morning, and about 11:30 the body was recovered after a long and weary search.
July 12, 1883
GILLEN - A boy of eight years named Gillen was drowned in Yarmouth harbour this afternoon. When last seen he was playing in a boat.
STUART - Last Sunday people of Muir's settlement and adjoining neighbourhoods followed to the grave Mrs. George Stuart, third daughter of Nelson Wylie of Saltfleet. The procession was a large one as the deceased was highly respected. She was a young woman of superior attainments, kind and courteous dispostion, only 22 years of age, had been married but nineteen months, and leaves a beautiful baby boy some four months old. Great sympathy is felt for the darling motherless one and also for the young widower who feels keenly his irreparable loss. The casket, a beautiful one, was strewn with fragrant flowers by loving hands. The Rev. Mr. Murray of Grimsby officiated. His discourse was short and beautiful, and especially directed to the young people of the congregation. The remains were solemnly interred in Tweedside burial ground where the dust quietly sleeps and awaits the final resurrection of the just.
July 13, 1883
RALPH - Died in this city, at No 40 Maria street, on Thursday evening, July 12, in the 44th year of her age, Clara Jane, widow of the late William Ralph, formerly of Berlin, Ontario. Funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.
SCOTT (Woodstock, N.B.) - David Scott, son of George Scott of Eel River, aged 16 years, was the name of the young man who was killed by the fire engine running over him yesterday. An inquest was held and a verdict to accidental death was found.
MULDREW (Toronto) - The name of the man who was drowned this morning was H. Muldrew. The body was found.
July 14, 1883
BOWDEN - Died at Waterdown, on July 12, Mary Kingdon, beloved wife of Philip Bowden, after a long and painful illness, in her 48th year. Funeral to leave her late residence at 2 p.m. Sunday. Friends and acquaintacnes will please attend.
MCFARLANE - Last Friday James Wilkie McFarlane, editor of the "Pontine News", was drowned at Shawville while making a heroic attempt to rescue a boy named Shaw from drowning.
July 16, 1883
BROWN - Died in this city, on July 14, Robert Charles, second son of Mr. Robert T. Brown, aged 23 years and 10 months. Funeral from 79 Hess street north, on Tuesday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DUNN - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Charlotte, beloved wife of W. G. Dunn. Funeral to-day (Monday) at 3 p.m. from her late residence, corner Main and Queen streets.
FOSTER - Died at the Mountain View Hotel, on July 14, Frederick Foster, in the 43rd year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, at 3 p.m., on Sunday, July 13. Friends will please accept this intimation.
July 17, 1883
MCCANDLESS - Died in this city, on July 17, Margaret, beloved wife of William McCandless, in the 34th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 97 John street north, at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 18. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DAVID (Montreal) - Ex-Alderman David, an old and respected citizen, died very suddenly to-day while seated in the cars going to Barnum's circus. He resigned his seat on the Council some years ago, went abroad for his health, and came back fully restored. He felt better than usual this morning on going out. He opposed the present mayor on one occasion for the mayoralty but was defeated by a small majority. He has left a great deal of property in this city to his family.
WATSON (Montreal) - A workman named Watson, who left this city a week ago for Lac Latortue quarries, was killed there by falling down the shaft, a couple of days ago.
PAGE (Montreal) - An unmarried girl named Justina Page died very suddenly outside the city yesterday, it was feared, from malpractice, but the medical evidence at the inquest showed to the contrary.
BUCHANAN (Brantford) - James Buchanan, son of Alexander Buchanan, farmer near Newport, but for the last eighteen months employed at Bow Park farm, was drowned last night while trying to cross the river at Cainsville with a boat. Last night a number of them went over to Cainsville, among them Buchanan, all separating there, Buchanan being the last to return. It is supposed he went down to the river, called for some one to bring the boat, but no person coming, he stripped intending to walk through the river. He was no swimmer. Piling his clothes in a heap on the river bank, he started to walk, but the river being high and running fast, it is supposed he got into deep water and washed away. The first known of the unfortunate man's death was this morning when one of the employees who knew him to have been across the river went down early expecting to row him over in the boat, but on reaching the river saw Buchanan's clothes on the bank. He gave the alarm and a search was immediately made by the employees of the farm and a messenger was sent to the city for grappling irons. The body was recovered this afternoon about two hundred yards below where his clothes were found.
ARKELL, MORLEY (Port Stanley) - Miss Hattie Arkell and Miss Bessie Morley were drowned while bathing in the lake here this evening. Both bodies were recovered half an hour after they sank, but efforts towards resuscitating them proved fruitless. The sad affair has cast a gloom over the village and both families have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of the neighbourhood in their bereavement. The shock comes with double force on Mr. Arkell as he had just received a telegram stating that his brother, Robert Arkell, had died suddenly in London.
WALKER - The old man, Myles Walker, who was sent to the county jail on Saturday, died there on Sunday, and a coroner's inquest was held, the verdict being death from natural causes. He was buried yesterday.
GALL (Kemptville) - A boy named Moses Gall, about 17 years of age, was killed this morning in Selleck's mill in attempting to put a belt on a grindstone.
RUSTEEN (Woodstock, N.B.) - Mrs. Ruth Rusteen, who resided at Jacksontown with her mother, was found dead in her bed yesterday morning.
MCKENNA (Fredericton) - Felix McKenna, who has been in the employ of Mooney & Son at. the cotton mill, was drowned at Marysville on Saturday night.
July 18, 1883
STARKIE (Montreal) - Jonathan Starkie, an English mechanic, died on board the steamship
"Parisian" while coming up the St. Lawrence. He was under medical treatment at the time.
July 19, 1883
SULLIVAN - Died in this city, on July 19, Francis Ignatius, infant son of Joseph Sullivan, aged 5 months. Funeral on July 20, at 3 p.m., from 129 Catherine street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCCALLUM - Died at the residence of his brother, Thomas McCallum, 111 Wellington street north, on July 19, Mr. John McCallum, upholsterer, aged 37 years. Funeral to-morrow at 3:30 p.m.
WILLIAMS - A creole named Harriett Cordelia Williams died in Stratford yesterday from the effects of ergot of rye, taken for the purpose of procuring abortion. She was a fashionable dressmaker, but had made a false step and got into disgrace.
July 20, 1883
HALL - Died at 55 East avenue north, 3uly 19, 1883, Ida Gertrude, infant daughter of John and Ida Hall, aged 8 months and 19 days. Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SHEA - Died in this city, on July 20, John Shea, in the 85th year of his age, native of the County Kerry, Ireland. Funeral will leave his son's residence, 48 Emerald street, Sunday, July 22nd, at 2 p.m. Friends will please attend.
FRENCH (Toronto) - A woman named French was reported to the police headquarters to-night as having died suddenly. When the doctor went up a few minutes afterward, he said she had been dead some time. The affair has a suspicious look, but the medical man could find no traces of violence. An inquest will be held.
DWAN - Dan Dwan, well known as the 'mayor of Lombard street', one of the slums of Toronto, died on Thursday night.
July 21, 1883
YEARSLEY - Died in this city, on Friday, July 20, Fanny A., beloved wife of Samuel F. Yearsley, aged 27 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 20 Crooks street, on Sunday, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LIVINGSTON (Montreal) - Eliza Livingston, 17 years old, fell from the second storey of her parents' house and received fatal injuries.
HUNT (Quebec) - George Hunt, aged 13, was drowned this afternoon while bathing in the St. Charles.
CLIFFORD - An old man named Clifford, seized with delirium tremens, cut his throat in Kingston jail on Friday and died.
July 23, 1883
KNOX - Died in this city, on July 22, Annie, second daughter of John and Annie Knox, aged 3 years and 4 months. Funeral from her father's residence, 351 James street north, on Tuesday, July 24, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation,
BROUGH (Toronto) - City engineer Brough, who, as has been reported, was thrown from his buggy at the Queen street crossing some time ago and who has since been confined to his bed, died on Saturday afternoon after suffering excruciating agony. The deceased gentleman was highly connected here and has been married a little over a year to a very young woman.
City engineer Brough who died here on Saturday will be buried this afternoon. The city officials of the corporation are to attend in a body.
SHAPPARD - The funeral of the late Henry P. Sheppard, barrister of Toronto, who is well known in Hamilton, took place from his residence. The cortege was a very long one. The floral offerings were numerous and very handsome.
July 24, 1883
BRUCE (London) - Major Bruce, a well known old resident and formerly an army officer, died to-day.
BLACK (London) - A sad drowning accident occurred by which Mr. Hugh Black, son of Donald Black, lost his life. It happened on Friday morning last. He and his brother were at the river watering their horses. His brother, getting done first, left him, and a little while after saw his hat floating down the stream. On going back the body was found and one of the horses had swum to the other side of the river. No one can tell how he got into the water.
MOUNTAIN (Quebec) - The death is announced of Mr. G. Mountain, wholesale grocer, an old and respected citizen.
DROUIN (Quebec) - A shoemaker named Drouin died suddenly last night on St. John street.
LAPRIEE - Madam Lapriee of St. Jean Chrystom was struck dead by lightning in the cellar of her house. (Quebec)
BROWN (Montreal) - Patrick Brown died in the hospital from a kick of a horse he was harnessing in a stable.
CARLAN (Montreal) - A sailor named Carlan on the steamer "Ocean King" fell into the river from a platform on which he was standing while painting the hull, and was lost. A passenger complains through the press that proper efforts were not made to rescue him.
CAMPBELL (Montreal) - The body of W. A. Campbell, a merchant here, was found in the St. Lawrence, it being supposed the deceased committed suicide while insane.
July 25, 1883
PRICE - Died in this city, on July 24, Susanna, relict of the late William Price, in the 50th year of her age. Funeral will take place from 96 King street east, on Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KERBY (Toronto) - James Kerby, an old thief, died in jail here last evening.
July 26, 1883
STIFFIN (York, Ont) - A shadow of gloom has been cast over the town by the sudden death of Mr. James Stiffin, one of the earliest pioneers of the place. While engaged in fishing, he was seized with heart disease and he lived but a short time after being conveyed to his residence.
BEAKBONE (Montreal) - W. F. Beakbone was the name of the man who drowned himself this morning in the St. Lawrence. He was an Englishman and a Quaker. He had been employed on a farm at Hochelaga.
July 27, 1883
PAGET (Toronto) - A man named Oliver Paget was drowned last night from a small boat.
LEVEILLE (Montreal) - A bartender named Leveille in the Richilieu Hotel, Three Rivers, mysteriously disappeared this morning. He was seen close to the river and when a search was made, his clothes were found with his watch and money on top, near the water's edge, but no trace of the missing man was discovered. From the way he acted last night, it is supposed that he was insane and committed suicide by drowning. He was 27 years of age.
July 28, 1883
FOGARTY - Died in this city, July 27, Mary Agnes Fogarty, in the 22nd year of her age. Funeral from the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Sullivan, 129 Catherine street north, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
MORRISON - Died on July 28, at 7:30 a.m., at the residence of her son-in-law, Aaron Bawdon, Canada street, Janet Mark, relict of the late Joseph Morrison, in the 84th year of her age. Funeral on Monday, July 30, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please attend.
WILLIAMS (Toronto) - James Williams, the man who took paris green in the park this morning, died in great agony at the hospital this afternoon. He was a new arrival from New York.
ANDERSON (St. John, N.B.) - About 11 o'clock, this morning, as the schooner "Bissieu" of Hopewell was sailing past the beacon, the boom of a sail jibbed and struck Captain Leonard Anderson, knocking him overboard. His body it is thought, was swept out to sea and will not be recovered. The drowned man was 19 years of age and was the son of James Anderson of Little Roshia. He is said to have been a very steady and promising young man. While the crew of the schooner were out looking for their captain, the vessel drifted ashore, but was subsequently kedged off and brought up the harbour.
HAYS, GORDON (Quebec) - Three men of the crew of the brigantine "Cleo", now loading at Watane, have been drowned by the upsetting of their boat. Their names were: Joseph Hays, first officer; his brother, Moore T. Hays; and a sailor named Albert Gordon.
BURNS (Montreal) - A wealthy farmer name Daniel burns hanged himself in his barn at Lachine. He was labouring under temporary insanity.
July 30, 1883
FIELDS - The "Spectator" is sorry to hear of the death of Captain Fields of Waterdown who died on Saturday. The captain was in the battles of New Orleans and Waterloo, and was one of the ‘old vets’. He has long been a resident of Waterdown.
NORRIS (Toronto) - A man named Norris was drowned from a ferry steamer last night.
MURPHY - The funeral of the late C. J. Murphy, who died after a few days' illness, took place yesterday from his mother's residence, Church street, Toronto. A number of former friends of his attended from Hamilton and elsewhere.
July 31, 1883
MCLEOD - Died in this city, at her brother-in-law's, No 100 Cherry street, on July 31, Reubena, wife of Colin McLeod, aged 24 years. Funeral on Thursday, August 2, at 4 p.m. from above address. Friends will please accept this notice.
HETHERINGTON (St. John, N.B.) - An Andover dispatch says that Thomas Hetherington, who lives three miles below that village, and was a leading farmer, committed suicide by blowing his brains out with a shotgun. He was found dead on his premises. An inquest was held and the jury returned the verdict in accordance with the facts.
BESACHER (Montreal) - A child, two and a half years old, belonging to Joseph Besacher, was left in a room in the house here while its mother went out, with a bucket of boiling water standing on a chair. When the incautious parent returned, the infant was in the agonies of death, having been scalded by the water being upset on its body.
MENDON (Toronto) The body of the young woman, Laura Mendon, who was drowned on Friday, has not yet been recovered although vigourous search is being made at the spot where she sank.
MCDONALD (Fredericton) - Herbert McDonald, a four-year-old son of Stephen McDonald, was drowned this afternoon by falling off a raft into the river.
DELORME - Another fatal boat accident was reported from the bay last evening. Yesterday afternoon Joseph Delorme, a son of Cyprean Delorme, the carriage maker of 154 Catherine street north, took his little sisters out for a sail on the bay where they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. At about 6:30 Joseph thought it was time to come in and tacked for that purpose, but as the sail swung round, it struck his sister, Annie, a girl about 12 years old, and she fell out of the boat. When her brother saw what happened he immediately jumped out of the boat and swam towards her, but the boat having gone some distance before he noticed the accident and being impeded with his clothing, he was unable to make much headway, and his sister sank before he could get to her. He stayed round the spot for some time but as she did not appear again, he sailed in and started for his home on Catherine street. His father and mother, who had not felt at all anxious as to their children's safety knowing them to be with their brother who is quite a young man, were terror-stricken at the news and for some time they could not realize it. When however they found that the report was only too true, they immediately took a horse and buggy and started for McKay's wharf near which spot the sad accident had happened. In the meantime some persons had commenced dragging for the body and continued to do so until dark when,
meeting with no success, they left the work until to-day. Although all thoughts of finding the body were given up by those looking for it, the father and mother stayed round the wharf as if cherishing a last hope that the child would come to the surface.
At an early hour this morning C. Delorme commenced to search for the body of his little daughter who was drowned last evening. He was assisted by Thomas Cross and six or seven others, and the bay in front of the James street slip out several hundred yards and about the same width was dragged but without success. The wind was high and the water rough, and the bottom of the bay covered with weeds which rendered the dragging very tiresome. Everyone who knows anything about the accident speaks in the highest terms of the conduct of young Delorme and think he would have saved the girl but for the fact that the children in the boat became frightened and there was a great danger of them upsetting the boat and all being drowned. About 1 o'clock the draggers stopped work for a time. They expressed very little hope of being able to get the body.
NUGENT - John Nugent, an attendant at the Asylum, died on Sunday evening after a few days' illness. He was a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland, and for a number of years was connected with the Royal Irish constabulary.
August 1, 1883
HUTTON - Died in this city, on July 31, the infant daughter of Gilbert and Aggie Hutton, aged 2 months and 25 days. Funeral from No 4 Crooks street, on Wednesday, August 1, at 5 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
FIELDS - Died at his residence, Waterdown, on Saturday, July 28, Capt. Fields, formerly of the 4th Regiment King's Own, latterly of the 66th, aged 86 years and 6 months. He served at Waterloo under Wellington.
DENNIS (Chatham) - A man named Robert Dennis was drowned here this afternoon.He had gone to the river with his horse and wagon to fill some barrels when the horse got beyond its depth and upset the wagon, precipitating Dennis into the river.
DYKENS (Halifax) - A dory from the St. John fishing schooner "Humming Bird" was capsized in Minas Basin off Cape Split on Friday night after an unusually large catch of herring and Parker Dykens of Carleton, N.B., was drowned. George Gardiner drifted with the boat and the dead body till his cry for help was heard by Capt. Durant of the schooner "Second" of Vest Bay Sunday afternoon who reached and took him to Parrsborough.
ATKINSON - William Atkinson, a young man, died very suddenly at the hospital yesterday morning. He came from Glanford the day before to be treated for heart disease. Yesterday morning he dropped dead. He was a recent arrival from the old country.
August 2, 1883
SMITH - Died in this city, on August 1, at 248 Barton street east, Sylvia, youngest daughter of H. E. and A. H. Smith, aged 13 months. Funeral from above address, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SAUNDERS - Died on August 2, Fred, youngest son of Jabez and Louisa Saunders, aged 3 years and 5 months. Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, fron his parents' residence, 58 Wilson street.
TAYLOR - Died in this city, on July 31, at 78 Bay street south, Percy Ross, infant son of Alfred H. and Florence J. Taylor, aged 6 months. Funeral on Thursday, August 2, at 2 p.m.
MARCEAU (Waubashene) - A Frenchman named John Marceau was drowned here to-day at noon. Deceased was about 30 years of age. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his untimely end.
HACKETT (St. John, N.B.) - Thomas Hackett, night operator on the Intercolonial Railway at Sussex, was drowned at Trout Creek yesterday while bathing. He was a son of E. R. Hackett, M.P., for Prince County, P.E.I., now in Ottawa.
MCDONALD (Halifax) - An inquest was held at Tracadie, Antigonish, last evening on the body of Randall McDonald, a farmer ho was shot yesterday by young James Bowie, and the jury returned a verdict of wilful murder by the latter, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The medical evidence showed the shot to have taken effect above the hip, causing a mortal wound. It appears that Bowie had repeatedly threatened McDonald with shooting if he should cut hay off the land in dispute, so much so that McDonald had recourse to legal protection, and a constable was on the spot with a warrant for the arrest of Bowie.
Unfortunately he was not near enough to prevent the murder. Poor McDonald's wife was an eyewitness of the murder. She saw the assasin leave a clump of trees that fringed the meadow, saw him level his gun and raised an alarm. Though her cries did not arrest the miscreant's shot, they brought a constable who raised the wounded man and took him to the house. Medical aid was wired for, but death ensued in an hour and a half after his wound. The boy assasin, retaining his weapon, was seen crossing the harbour in a boat, apparently at hand for his escape.
MCCABE - At a late hour yesterday afternoon, Maria McCabe was arrested, having been found in the city. She was brought to the city hall where an interview with the chief of police took place in which she confessed her crime and acknowledged that she had drowned the baby. She was sick of it she said and wished to get rid of it. But retribution is sure to come on evildoers, and it has come to Maria, although as time wore on she had doubtless grown firm in her belief in immunity from the consequences of her crime.
The jury returned a verdict that the body of the child as viewed by the jury was found in the cistern and from the evidence adduced that it came to its death by its mother's hands.
The girl will be brought up in the police court this morning.
August 3, 1883
LAFONTAINE (Montreal) - A youth of 17, named Lafontaine, while picnicing on Beloil Mountain yesterday, was killed by a huge boulder rolling down and striking him on the head, crushing in his skull. His two brothers had a narrow escape from suffering the same fate.
COTE (Ottawa) - Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning, a resident of Concession street was awakened by a cry of help, She alarmed some of the neighbours who went along with her and on coming on the spot which is between Johnson's and Kennedy's store, they found a man lying dead in the middle of the road. A pair of spectacles, evidently belonging to the man, were found broken in pieces quite a distance from the man, who on closer examination proved to be Mr. J. Cote who kept a huckster's store at 431 Wellington street directly opposite the Vulcan Iron Works. The deceased had been drawing furniture during the day, and it is supposed the horse ran away and that the wagon passed over him. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental death returned.
August 4, 1883
LOWE - Died in this city, on August 3, at the residence of her son-in-law, James Littler, 61 Pearl street, Hannah Lowe, aged 88 years. Funeral from above address on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
THOMSON - Died in this city, on August 3, Margaret Thomson, relict of the late. Capt. William Thomson, of Arman, Scotland, in the 79th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 60 Jackson street west, on Monday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m.
POTTER - Died in this city, on August 3, at 207 James street north, William Potter, aged 26 years. Funeral from the above address on Sunday, August 5, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
STEWART - A few days ago, Mrs. Stewart, relict of the late Finlay Stewart, of East Williams, fell down a flight of stairs and received such injuries as to cause her death which event occurred a very short time after.
MCLOGAN - About 10 o'clock last night, a horrible discovery was made at the Air Line station, St. Thomas. Portions of a human body, sliced up and mangled terribly, were found by the employees scattered throughout the yard. Lanterns were at once brought into requisition and the bleeding and scattered fragments of a human body were quickly gathered together. The remains were found to be those of Alexander McLogan, a single man, employed at the works of Cochrane Manufacturing Company. He was first crushed by a pony engine and immediately after passed over by a freight train and curshed out of all human resemblance. The mangled remains presented a sickening sight and were moved as quickly as possible and buried to-day.
BEEMER (Ottawa) - A lad, five years old, son of M. Beemer, residing in Hull, was drowned this morning in the Government slide near the spot where Br. Beadin lost his son two weeks ago.
RITCHIE - Mrs. Caroline Ritchie, widow of the late Edward Ritchie, a former postmaster of this city, has died at Montreal, aged 82.
DELORME - The body of the little girl, Annie Delorme, was found last night about ten o'clock near Huckleberry Point. The funeral took place this afternoon from her father's residence on Catherine street. It was thought unnecessary to hold an inquest on the body.
August 6, 1883
MCDIARMID - Died August 5, Archie Herbert McDiarmid, aged 11 months. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock, from 71 Wellington street north.
PEARSON (Ottawa) - On Thursday evening a man named Jesse Pearson, about 40 years of age, living at the Carp, called at Evoy's hotel and asked for a glass of proof whiskey. Mr. Evoy handed Pearson the decanter, he supposed containing proof. The latter filled his glass and drank it without any unusual remark, and during the evening called for and drank three more glasses. He then left for home having to cross a fence on the way. Nothing more was heard of him till 2 o'clock next morning when the unfortunate man was found in a partly sitting and partly clinging
posture on the fence, stone dead. His body was taken down and Dr. Stephen Wright, coroner of this city sent for. He left at once and held an inquest yesterday afternoon when the verdict to the effect that death was caused by congestion of the lungs, produced by having taken high wines by accident was rendered. The evidence want to show that the decanter given Pearson was the one in which proof was usually kept, but that Evoy's son had filled it with pure high wines without telling his father. The deceased leaves a wife.
ENRIGHT (Toronto) - A man named Enright was drowned in the Don this afternoon.
WHIDDLE (Halifax) - William Whiddle, an aged pauper, was killed near Polly Bog station on the Intercolonial by being struck by an express train this day. He was asleep on the track as the train approached, but though awakened by the whistling of the engine had not time to get out of danger. The body was removed to Stewiackle where deceased belonged.
YATES - On Friday morning while two young men named Frank Webster and James Cochenour were trout fishing in Spring Creek near Freelton, they found the body of an old woman whom they recognized as Mrs. Richard Yates. The body was partly decomposed and seemed to have been in the water three or four days. The body was lying on the bed of the creek only about half covered with water, which leads her friends to suppose that she fell into the creek while in one of the fits she was subject to. Mrs. Yates, who is about 60 years of age, was the former wife of Mr. Gilbert, but recently she has been living alone, her second husband having left her, and it is not known where he has gone to. Dr. Metlenwell of Freelton did not think it necessary to hold an inquest.
August 7, 1883
MITCHELL - Died on August 7, at his residence, 70 Wellington street north, Mr. Alexander Mitchell, a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in the 81st year of his age. Funeral will take place on Thursday, at 3 o'clock.
WORTH (Toronto) - Richard Worth, who for a long time has been police court orderly here, has been missing from his home for a considerable time, but as he had his holidays, his absence was not thought much of. To-day his body was found floating in the bay. The affair looks like suicide.
PAUL (Picton) - Joseph Paul, a deck hand on the steamer "Alexandria", was drowned off the dock here on Saturday night.
HEATHERLY (Guelph) - Thomas Heatherly, aged 55, was crushed to death this afternoon by the caving in of a bank while excavating the foundation of a building.
BARRY (Quebec) - Leeman Barry, son of James Barry of Naphan, Cumberland county, was drowned while bathing in the Naphan river. His body was afterward found four miles further down the river.
WATSON (Woodstock, N.B.) - A sad accident by poisoning occurred at Seventh Tier, Wakefield, on Saturday. A Miss Watson, who was partially demented, ate some paris green inadvertently and a sudden death was the result.
August 8, 1883
HENDERSON - Died at the residence of David Rymal, Esq., Waterdown, on August 7, George William Goold, infant son of George and Charlotte Henderson, of 45 Macnab street north, aged 13 months and 2 days. Funeral from the residence of Mrs. A. F. Henderson, 93 Market street, on Thursday, August 9, at 3 p.m.
BERTHIER (Toronto) - A most affecting scene occurred at the Union Station here to-day. A woman named Berthier from Montreal was waiting for a train by which to rejoin her husband in Manitoba. She had a baby in her arms which was seized with an attack of convulsions and died before medical aid could be procured. The baby has been buried at the expense of the Grand Trunk railway.
BORLASE (Sherbrooke, Que) - George H. Borlase, advocate of this city, formerly of Montreal, was missed from his home last night. The chief of police, on being notified this morning, went to his office and found on the desk his watch, pocketbook and will, dated October 8, 1879. Searching parties at once went out and about 8:30 a.m. a coat, hat, and cane, recognized as those of the missing man, were found on the bank of the St. Francis river near the brewery. Boats were procured and about 3:20 p.m. the body was found in fifteen feet of water, just below Whitcher rock, a jury was empanelled with H. A. Elkins as foreman. They viewed the body and adjourned to the city hall at 8 o'clock where, after examining witnesses and deliberating, they brought in a unanimous verdict as follows: The jury find the deceased, George H. Borlase, came to his death by drowning himself while in a state of temporary insanity.
MAROONEY (Toronto) - York street, Toronto, was the scene of a shooting tragedy last night about 12 o'clock. The first intimation of the occurrence was the sharp ring of a pistol shot followed a few seconds after by three others in quick succession. The dark news soon spread that a horrible tragedy had been enacted at the corner of Pearl street, and in a few moments a surging and excited crowd gathered round the place where it was learned that a young man named James Marooney was shot by a companion with whom he had been having some words. Marooney had
been walking down York street in company with two or three young men and a person who gave his name to the police as Charles Andrews. He and Andrews were engaged in a seemingly quiet conversation until they arrived near the corner of Pearl street when it suddenly rose to an altercation in which Mr. Marooney was heard to say, "Well you mustn't take any more liquor to-night", or words to that effect. Almost immediately after, the two closed in a scuffle in which the aggressive was taken by Andrews. Marooney being much the heavier of the two soon threw down his opponent when immediately the latter drew a revolver and fired with deadly aim, the bullet passing through Marooney's breast in the region of the heart and coming out immediately behind the left shoulder. The wounded man staggered a few paces to one side, threw up his hands, exclaiming "I'm dead", and fell over, a corpse.
August 9, 1883
FITZGERALD - Died in this city, on August 8, at 479 Bay street north, Mrs. Alice Fitzgerald, aged 48 years and 7 months. Funeral on Friday, August 10, from above address, at 9 a.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
WRIGHT - Died on Thursday, August 9, at 106 James street south, Mary Jane, beloved wife of James V. Wright, Esq., of Hamilton. Funeral on Saturday, August 11, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SWEET (Quebec) - When the steamer "Manitoban" from Glasgow was coming up the river through the Straits of Belle Isle, a clergyman who was among the cabin passengers on board, Rev. Mr. Sweet, a Presbyterian minister, cut his throat and jumped overboard. The vessel was put about and the body picked up, the sufferer lasting about six hours afterward. The body has been interred here.
WRIGHT (London) - Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, late matron of the Newsboys' home, was buried this afternoon. Her death was very sudden, although she complained of not feeling well for the past two weeks. Heart disease was the cause of her death.
OLIPHANT- When William Oliphant registered at the American Hotel at 11 o'clock Tuesday night, there was nothing in his appearance to indicate that it would be the last time he would ever handle a pen. Tall and of powerful build, tanned by exposure, and dressed in plain rough clothes, he looked very much like a sailor just in from a cruise and about to enjoy himself till the shot in his locker was exhausted. He retired soon after entering his name. Breakfast time came and passed, but he made no appearance. Dinner time had almost arrived and still he kept his room.
Finally the proprietor, Mr. Beerman, decided to see what was the matter, and accordingly ascended to the room of his dilatory guest. No response was made to his loud knocks, and at last he climbed up and looked through the fanlight. What he saw gave him a fright. The form of the occupant of the apartment was stretched out on the floor apparently lifeless. No time was lost in forcing the door when it was discovered that though insensible there was life in the prostrate man. Dr. Gaviller was promptly summoned and did all that was possible to restore the unconscious fellow, but to no avail. He sank rapidly and at 6 o'clock was a corpse. The relatives of the young man were apprised of his critical condition and his father arrived from Oakville, but not in time to see him alive. The remains were removed to Blachford's undertaking establishment and this afternoon following an autopsy an inquest will be held.
August 10, 1883
HUNT - Died in this city, August 9, Sarah Hunt, eldest daughter of William and Ann Hunt, in the 26th year of her age. Funeral from her parents' residence, 126 Macnab street north, on Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LISTER - Died this morning at her father's residence, 196 John street north, suddenly of heart disease, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of James and Elizabeth Lister. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
WOODMAN - Died in this city, on August 9, Ann, beloved wife of John Woodman, in the 57th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 31 Murray street east, on August 10, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GARDINER - Died on August 10, at 160 Hunter street west, William, infant son of William and Annie Gardiner, aged 5 months. Funeral on Sunday, at 4:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
August 11, 1883
COOPER - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, the youngest son of James and Caroline Eliza Cooper, aged 11 months. Funeral from his parents' residence, 23 Augusta street, on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SWAYZE - Died on Friday, August 10, at 5:30 p.m., Hamilton Swayze, Esq. Funeral will leave his late residence, Elfrida, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BARKER - Died in this city, on August 10, Albert, eldest son of Daniel and Jessie Barker, aged 10 years. Funeral from 57 Burlington street west, to-morrow (Sunday), at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
PARADIS (Montreal) - The funeral of the two sons of Chief Paradis, who were drowned at Yamaska, took place this morning.
LAMOUREAUX (Montreal) - The body of young Lamoureaux, who mysteriously disappeared after a fight at Back River last Sunday, was found floating in the river to-day, with a rope around his neck in a slip noose. Little doubt is felt but that he was thrown into the river.
ACKLES (St. John) - At the inquest on the body of Mrs. Robert Ackles, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to her death by the deliberate taking of a dose of strychnine of her own accord.
August 13, 1883
MCGILVEREY - Died in this city, on August 12, Esther, beloved wife of Alexander McGilverey, aged 25 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 75 Elgin street, at 3:30 p.m. to-morrow, August 14. Friends will please accept this intimati on.
MADLOCK - Died in this city, on August 13, William Madlock, aged 39 years. Funeral on Wednesday, August 15, at 3:30 p.m. from 16 Harriet street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
This morning Dr. Philp was summoned to No 16 Harriet street. When he got there the patient who required his services was a corpse. The name of the young man who is 29 years of age is William Madlock, an employee of Grant's brewery, and the supposed cause of death is heart disease. He took ill suddenly and died within a few moments. No inquest will be held.
COTE (Montreal) - J. B. Cote of this city took a fit while in a boat on the river, tumbled out, and was drowned.
HUGHSBURG, PLUSSINGER(Halifax) - Two Bohemian glass blowers named respectively Joseph Hughsburg and Joseph Plussinger, were drowned in the East River, New Glasgow, N.S. on Wednesday by the upsetting of their boat.
LOWRIE (Toronto) - The funeral of A. P. Lowrie, the much esteemed local editor of the "Mail" took place this afternoon. The attendance of newspaper men exceeded that of any similar occasion here.
ABERNETHY (Toronto) - a man named Robert Abernethy fell off a high building scaffold at Gooderham's distillery on Saturday and was fatally injured. He died at the hospital this afternoon.
LANGELIER (Quebec) - The only son of Mayor Langelier, a bright lad of 18, died at 4 o'clock to-day, of consumption. The sad event will cast quite a gloom over the city.
The funeral of Mr. Adolphe Langelier, son of the Mayor, will take place on Tuesday.
SWAYZE - Hamilton Swayze died Friday evening at his house in Elfrida. It will be remembered that he met with a terrible accident in July last. He was buried this afternoon. He was 35 years of age when he died. He was one of the most prominent as well as one of the most prosperous men in the township, and was very active in municipal affairs. His loss will be sincerely mourned.
August 14, 1883
DURAND (Montreal) - Ludger Durand, who was caught by the belting of the machinery at Converse's rope works and severely injured, died to-day in the hospital. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
MURRAY (Montreal) - A young man named Murray, who was stealing a ride on the Grand Trunk Railway, inside the city limits jumped off at the moment another train came up on a side track, when he was struck by the locomotive and so severely injured that he died shortly after.
MCGREGOR (Kincardine) - Dr. McGregor was found this evening in rear of Elgin Hotel with his throat cut and lying in a pool of blood, dead. A small knife was open at his side and a new revolver in his pocket at full cock. He has been drinking heavily for some time and it is supposed that he was under the influence of liquor to-day. At present no foul play is suspected. No inquest will be held.
WEBBER (Harrison) - Jacob Webber, a butcher, while intoxicated this evening, attempted to board a beer wagon standing in front of a hotel near the Grand Trunk station. The horse took fright at a passing train, wheeled suddenly round, throwing him in front of the wheel, the wheel passing over his head, killing him instantly.
August 15, 1883
DODSON - Died in this city, on August 15, Sarah, the beloved wife of Hector Dodson, aged 46 years. Funeral on Thursday, August 16, at 4 p.m., from 183 Bay street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ROSS (Montreal) - a young lady named Isabella Ross was drowned last evening at St. Helen's Island when the ferry boat was leaving the wharf. Whether she jumped in or accidentally fell in is not known.
COCKBURN (Ottawa) - Hon. James Cockburn, first speaker of the House of Commons, who has not been expected to live for the past week, died this forenoon at the age of 64. Since dissolution of last parliament, when he retired from political life, he has been engaged under special act of Parliament superintending the codification of the laws of the Dominion. His remains will leave by express to-morrow morning for Toronto where interment will take place. Universal regret is felt at his demise as he was highly thought of and respected for his ability and agreeable manner by all members of both political parties who knew him intimately.
SMITH (Quebec) - The death is announced in town of Mr. C. Farquharson Smith, manager of the Bank of British North America for over twenty years. Mr. Smith has been ill for some time. He was one of the most esteemed and respected citizens, and was married to the widow of the late David Gilmour, one of the oldest and most respected citizens.
BUSKIRK (Halifax) - The body of Abram Buskirk who left his home in Pugwash last week was found by his brother this morning on the west, side of Pugwash harbour. It is supposed he committed suicide.
BEAUMONT (Halifax) - A gunner of H.M.S. Northampton named Beaumont was drowned by falling from a rowboat in the narrows between the harbour and Bedford Basin this afternoon. He had lost his oar and was reaching for it when he fell into the water. A comrade in the boat endeavoured to save him but failed. The body has not yet been recovered. The drovmed man was 25 years old.
HUSSEY (London) - William Hussey at one time clerk at St. John's with a promising future before him was lately employed as bar tender at Robson's Hotel on the Proof Line road where he died at 2 o'clock this morning. Immediate burial was deemed absolutely necessary and he was buried at 4 o'clock, two hours after the death. The bed and bedding on which the deceased lay up to the hour of his death it was thought advisable to burn and they were burned accordingly.
BENNETTO - A little boy, aged four years, a son of Thomas Bennetto, a Grand Trunk Railway engineer, who formerly lived here, but now in Palmerston, met his death by falling into a cistern in a neighbour's yard on Saturday, a playmate who fell in at the same time was rescued.
REYNOLDS - One of those terrible accidents which too often end a brakeman's life occurred on the Grand Trunk Railway yesterday morning by which a promising young man named John Reynolds of London South was killed.Reynolds was a brakeman on a freight train running between London and Toronto. He went to his work as usual in the morning in a seemingly joyful humour, and during the run betwen London and Dundas conversed with the conductor, William Brophy. When between Dundas and Hamilton, Brophy passed Reynolds on the top of a car, Brophy going towards the engine and Reynolds towards the caboose. On looking around a minute later, Brophy noticed that Reynolds was gone, but did not think much of it as Reynolds, he thought, might have got down between two cars, but when he did not appear again, Brophy ran to the rear to see if he had got into the caboose. Not finding him there, Brophy thought he must have fallen off, and on arrival at the junction he stopped the train and telegraphed to Dundas to have the accommodation train look out for him.
As the accommodation train came along, the engineer observed the man lying on the track and stopped the train to pick him up. He was brought to the station here where it was found that the top of his head was torn completely off and hung only by a piece of skin. A large gash was cut under his chin and both arms and legs were broken. The unfortunate man must have fallen squarely upon the rail and a number of cars passed over him. The station master here telegraphed to Conductor Brophy at the junction to come down and he arrived at about 11 o'clock, bringing with him a pail containing the brains and a portion of the body which had been torn from the man.From the nature of the cut on the head it is judged that death was instantaneous as from the nose to the back of the head straight-across, the clean cut of the wheel could be seen.
The body was subsequently taken to Blachford's establishment and dressed, and Coroner Mackelcan notified, but he considered an inquest unnecessary, and the body will be sent home to London.
Reynolds was about 21 years of age and was unmarried. He was the eldest of a family of five children and his mother is a widow, her husband having, been burned to death in an oil refinery last fall. He was a steady and industrious young man and much esteemed by his fellow workers who are greatly shocked at the sad event. A few days ago he sent to his mother his papers of membership of the Great Western Railway Benevolent Society which will entitle her to receive the sum of about $650 and the funeral expenses of her son.
August 16, 1883
AIKMAN - Died at Thorndale, Ancaster, on the evening of August 15, J. H. C. Aikman, only son of John C. Aikman, Esq., and grandson of the late Col. John Aikman, aged 23 years. Funeral on Friday, August 17, from his father's residence, to St. John's Church, Ancaster, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KIRK - Died on August 15, on the mountain near the city, William Kirk, aged 75 years. Funeral on Friday, August 17, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CAMERON - The funeral of the late James Cameron, moderator of the Presbyterian Synod, took place at Chatsworth yesterday. The funeral was the largest ever seen in that part of the country, Many clergymen, friends, and acquaintances were present from Toronto, Hamilton, and other places.
LAKE - A son of John H. Lake of Brantford, while playing with a number of lads, drew a knife through his hand, inflicting an ugly gash between thumb and fonffinger. Lockjaw set in and he died on Sunday.
August 17, 1883
TALLMAN - Died on August 17, Gourdalette Tallman, aged 28 years. Funeral from her mother's residence, 145 Mary street, Sunday, August 19, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
POWIS - Died on August 16, Ernest Hallett, youngest son of Alfred and Elizabeth Powis, aged 13 months. Funeral at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, from Gladysholm, Concession street, corner Hess.
PATENANDE (Montreal) - Amable Patenande died suddenly while serving on a coroner's jury in a murder case.
PERRAULT (Quebec) - The almost sudden death of a man named Perrault of Scott street from Canadian cholera is reported.
CUMMING (Quebec) - W. H. Cumming has been drowned at Lorette and before his body could be recovered it had passed over the whole of the falls at that place.
ALLEYN (Father Point) - Hon Judge Alleyn, the resident judge for the county of Rimouski, died very suddenly at Rimouski this afternoon. He was driving with his lady when a violent bleeding of the nose set in. The deceased gentleman proceeded to Dr. Fleet's and died on entering the doctor's residence. The cause of death is supposed to be heart disease. The deceased gentleman was very largely known and very popular, and his death has cast a sudden gloom over the whole community.
FRIER - A reporter this morning succeeded in finding out the name of the poor old woman who fell from the Grand Trunk train on Thursday morning and died. Her name is Jane Frier. She is a widow and has been living with her son, Robert Frier, on lots 6 and 7, Concession 4 of the Township of Binbrook, a farm which belongs to Mrs. C. Butler, late Mrs. Whisker of this city. Robert Frier died on June 20 last. For a short time after his death, his widowed mother lived with his widow and her children, but about six weeks ago her brother, Mr. Maxwell of Kingston,
sent her an invitation to visit him. She went. It was while returning from this journey that the unfortunate accident happened which caused her death. Mrs. Robert Frier, her daughter-in-law, will be notified this afternoon, and the body will probably be removed to-night from the hospital morgue and buried in the family burial ground near Hall's Corners.
MCTAGGART - On Tuesday evening Mr. McTaggart, bailiff of Fergus, started from Elmira for Elora in a buggy. At about midnight Mr. McTaggart was found dead in a barn near Floradale, having his neck broken and a severe gash on the head. Foul play is feared.
August 18, 1883
CARNAHAN - Died on August 18, Mrs. Sarah Carnahan, in the 70th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 74 Bay street south, on Monday, August 20, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CARPENTER, LABELLE - Two men named Carpenter and Labelle were lost at the cascades near Ottawa yesterday.
MULVAHLLL (Ottawa) - A serious accident occurred on the line of the Canada Pacific Railway at Bissette, Renfrew County, by which a man named Mulvahill was so seriously injured that he died to-day. One of his arms and legs were severed from the body.
PAINTER - A boy named Charles Painter was drowned in the Ottawa above the Chatte rapids yesterday.
MCEWAN (Halifax) - Three of the Acadia Powder Company's mills at Rocky Lake, about twelve miles from here, exploded this afternoon and instantly killed one of the employees named Henry McEwan, and fatally injuring two others named Hawly Smith and Charles Miller. The deceased leaves a wife and eight children.
GARRETT (Woodstock, N.B.) - Samuel Garrett, while walking along the railway track in front of the town yesterday, was accidentally struck by the end of a flat car on a ballast train working between Woodstock and Upper Woodstock, and horribly mangled. He died in half an hour. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental death found. The jury exonerated the employees of the railway company.
August 20, 1883
ANDERSON - Died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Anderson, aged 72 years, 7 months, and 28 days.
Funeral will leave the residence of her son, W. J. Anderson, butcher, King street east, on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
WALSHE - Died Saturday, 18th instant, in his 68th years, the Rev. Anthony Crawford Walshe, formerly Captain of Her Majesty's 87th Regiment, subsequently Military Chaplain in this city, eldest son of the late Col. Blaney Walshe, Royal Artillery. Funeral from his late residence, 107 Market street west, Tuesday, 21st instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. Pensioners and discharged soldiers are respectfully invited to attend the funeral.
HOSKINS (London) - Last evening a little daughter of Mr. James Hoskins, London South, aged 5 years, while playing in a pasture field was kicked by a horse in the temple. She died this morning. The same animal which belongs to Mr. Griffiths has kicked other children. It is considered a vicious brute.
August 21, 1883
BRYAN - Died suddenly, August 20, William R. Bryan, aged 25, eldest son of W. J. Bryan. Funeral from his father's residence, 65 Alexander street, Toronto, Tuesday, August 21, at 4 o'clock.
MYLES - Died on Sunday morning, August 19, at 150 John street north, James Myles, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral from the above residence, Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m.
BARKER - Died suddenly on August 21, at the residence of his father, 83 John street south, Henry, son of James Barker, Esq., aged 34 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
WARNER (Halifax) - A man named John Warner committed suicide on Louisburg street this afternoon. He had been suffering from aberration of mind for a number of years, but his condition was not considered dangerous. The deceased was about 45 years old and a native of Spryfield.
MURPHY - A man named Andrew Murphy lost his life in Chezzbrook harbour, East Halifax, on Saturday evening. He was crossing the harbour and while poling himself from the shore, the pole broke, pitching him into the water. The body has since been recovered. Murphy worked for some time in the city and had a wife and six children.
STEVENS - Rev. Lambert Stevens, pastor of the Methodist church at Lawrencetown, Annapolis, died suddenly of fever last evening. He had formerly been for a year pastor of the Methodist church in Halifax.
August 22, 1883
TAYLOR Died in this city, on August 21, Nina Fanny, youngest daughter of Alfred H. and Florence J. Taylor, aged 5 months and 20 days. Funeral from 78 Bay street south, to-day, at 2:30 p.m.
BARTHOLOMEW - Died on August 22, James Bartholomew, at the age of 86, a native of Armagh, Ireland. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 142 King William street, on Thursday, August 23, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
NOBLE - Died in this city, on August 22, Effie Persilla, only daughter of Albert W. and Ellen Noble, aged 5 months and 2 days. Funeral from her father's residence, No 32 King William street, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GUKERIDGE - Died on August 22, John Frederick, only son of Henry and Ella Louise Gukeridge, aged 3 months and 4 days. Funeral on Thursday, August 23, from 304 James street north at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WOOD (Simcoe) - John Wood, formerly a well-to-do and respectable farmer of the township of Charlotteville, aged about 30, committed suicide in the county jail here to-day. He was to have had his preliminary hearing on a charge of forgery this afternoon. He was married and leaves a young wife and three children. An inquest was held this evening when a verdict was returned that deceased, John Wood, came to his death by his own hand while suffering from severe mental depression.
August 23, 1883
LABERGE - Dr. Laberge, M.P.P. for Chateauguay County, Quebec, is dead. He was a Liberal.
LITTLE - R. Little of Mono was struck by lightning and killed on Wednesday.
PHIPPS - Luke Phipps, who murdered his wife in a ferryboat, will be tried in Canada. He is in Sandwich jail.
ROCHON (Montreal) - A girl named Clofe Rochon was killed by a locomotive on a crossing of the Grand Trunk inside of the city.
WILLETT (Montreal) - Amable Willett, 18 years old, employed in driving horses on the banks of the canal, fell into the water and was drowned, it being very dark at the time.
ALLEN (London) - A sad accident at Glencoe by which two children lost their lives is reported. A little boy named Willie Allen whose parents reside at Glencoe was adopted by Conductor Adam Douglas of this city some time ago. The little fellow for the past few weeks has been with his parents and this morning a message was received by Mr. Douglas conveying the sad intelligence that his adopted son in company with his brother, James Allen, 12 years of age, were drowned. As yet Mr. Douglas has not received any particulars in connection with the sad occurrence.
JONES (Guelph) - Mr. John A. Wood of this city received on Monday a telegram from London, England, announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. Owen Jones, chief engineer of the Northern and Northwestern Railway. Mr. Jones left Canada some two months ago in company with his sister, Mrs. Wood, intending to take an extensive tour through Europe for the benefit of his failing health. That the change of climate has had the effect of shortening his days is almost evident. The deceased was a resident of Toronto where he was highly respected both as a man of ability and as a private citizen. He was in the prime of life and had every prospect of spending a happy and prosperous one. The many friends of the deceased in this city will regret to hear of his sudden death.
August 24, 1883
CUMMINS - Died on August 23, Mrs. E. Cummins, aged 73 years, a native of Stranraer, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Peter Armstrong, 155 Main street east, on Saturday, August 25, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
OULETTE (Montreal) - The body of the late Emile Oulette, who was drowned in the canal, has been found, but there is no evidence to show how he got into the water.
KAY (Toronto) - The body of the Indian drowned in the bay on Wednesday night was found to-day. The deceased was Isaac S. Kay from Tuscarora, Brant County, where he did a large business in manufacturing lacrosse sticks. The body was taken to the morgue. In the pockets of his clothing two bottles of whiskey and some cash were found. These were laid on the window sill and stolen by one of the crowd who had swarmed into the morgue to see the body. An inquest will be held to-morrow night.
CHAMBERS (St. John, N.B.) - A little girl, six years old, belonging to Mr. Moses Chambers, was drowned at Long wharf, Portland, this afternoon.
LANTAIGNE (St. John) - Bluno Lantaigne, about 18 years of age, was drowned near the public wharf, Caraquet, while pleasure sailing. In going about the main sheet got out of the block when a sudden puff struck the sail and carried him overboard. He rose twice to the surface, but did not speak nor exert himself, and sank at once.
KENT (Halifax) - Last evening while four sons of Robert Kent of Colchester County were passing over a bridge at that place, it suddenly fell, killing William Kent and slightly injuring a younger brother. The others escaped injury. A minute before the accident, a heavy team passed over the bridge. It has been looked upon as unsafe for some time and a coroner's jury are holding an inquest to-day. It stated they consider that the parties in charge of the bridge sadly neglected their duty.
ALMON (Halifax) - Lemuel Almon, a young blacksmith in the Steel Company of Canada at the Londonderry iron mines, was drowned to-day while bathing in a pond near the works.
BOUCHARD (Quebec) - Napoleon Bouchard of Eboulment committed suicide this morning by jumping out of a window in the Marine hospital where he was a fever patient.
August 25, 1883
DUNCAN - Died in her 15th year, Maggie, only daughter of the late Alexander Duncan of this city. Funeral on Monday at 3:30 p.m. from her mother's residence, corner Bay and Concession streets. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FLEMING (Toronto) - Percy Fleming, a farm labourer, while drunk last night, jumped into a pond in a brickyard in St. Paul's ward and was drowned. He leaves a widow and three children.
PREVOST (Ottawa) - The remains of a man named Alfonse Prevost of Hull arrived here this morning from the Chambly canal. It appears he had been employed on the tug "Allan Gilmour" and while working on the deck fell overboard and was crushed to death before he could be rescued.
SHEEHAN (Toronto) - The young immigrant girl, Ellen Sheehen, who was struck by an engine on Wednesday, died at the hospital this morning from inward injuries.
PRICE (Quebec) - The funeral of the Hon. Senator Price was largely attended to-day.
LAUBIER (Quebec) - Fortune Laubier of St. George's, Beauce, was killed a day or two ago by being struck upon the head with an iron fork by his brother, Elie,
a confirmed lunatic who has been arrested and lodged in jail.
LOWE (Halifax) - John Lowe, a ship builder of Moser River, Halifax County, committed suicide this morning by blowing his brains out with a revolver. He was 55 years of age and had been mentally deranged for some time.
FRASER (Halifax) - A boy named Frank Fraser died a few days ago from the effects of a bite of a horse, received two weeks previously.
DAVLES (Halifax) - Frederick Davies, 17 years of age, was drowned while bathing in a creek near Bridgetown, Annapolis County, to-day.
THOMAS (Whitby) - Yesterday evening about 7 o'clock a little child named Mary Voy Thomas, two years and 9 months, daughter of James Thomas, a carpenter of this town, was accidentally killed by the Grand Trunk Railway local train from Toronto just as the train was nearing the station here. The parents of the child reside north of the Grand Trunk track and the father was working at his trade on the south side. Expecting the father to return from work it is supposed that the child, unknown to the mother, had strayed off to meet the father and was crossing the track when it was struck on the head by the cowcatcher of the coming train, from the effects of which the little thing died in about two hours. No blame is attached to the railway hands.
August 27, 1883
O'CONNOR - Died at Stratford, on Sunday, August 26, Annie, beloved wife of Mr. D. O'Connor, in the 28th year of her age. Funeral from the residence of her father, Mr. John Brennan, No 208 Hughson street north, on Wednesday morning, at 8:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.
MOORE - Died in this city, on Sunday, August 26, Helen Edith, youngest daughter of William F. and Emily K. Moore, aged 12 years, 1 month, and 22 days. Funeral on Tuesday, August 28, at 3 p.m. from her father's residence, 241 Main street east. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TWAIN (Winnipeg) - A railway collision took place this morning on the Canadian Pacific Railway some distance west of Rat Portage. Two freight trains collided and a brakeman named Peter Twain instantly killed. The two engines were a total smash. The wrecking train is now at the scene clearing the debris which will take twelve hours.
CAMERSON - A man named Joseph Camerson was drowned in the Red River near Drewry's brewery on Saturday under suspicious circumstances.
JOHNSTON (Halifax) - A coloured woman named Bella Johnston died at Granville Mountain, Annapolis County, aged 111 years.
CALVER (Quebec) - John Calver, a seaman of the ship "Cambay", fell into the vessel's hold yesterday and died a few hours later.
GOULET (Quebec) - The sudden death is reported of the wife of a farmer named Oliver Goulet.
ROWE (Quebec) - A man named Rowe has been killed at the Capelton copper mine by a car used for moving minerals.
August 28, 1833
JOHNSON (Midland) - This morning about 8 o'clock Mr. W. J. A. Johnson met with a very serious accident in which he lost his life. He was engaged at work in Mr. Clark's planing mill and while putting a belt on a pulley he was caught in a shaft and was so badly mangled that he died in but twenty minutes.
August 29, 1883
BYRNE (Montreal) - A drover from Toronto named Byrne met his death to-day by falling between the cars at Coteau Landing. The body was terribly mangled.
August 30, 1883
TOBIN (Ottawa) - Mr. Seymour Tobin, of the Secretary of State Department, died to-day.
MONTEITH (Toronto) - The body of William Monteith, commission merchant, whose failure was reported two or three days ago, was discovered this afternoon in a bush about two hundred yards from his residence. There is no trace of poison so far or anything else to indicate suicide, and it is presumed he must have died of apoplexy of heart disease. An inquest will be held. He had not been seen alive since Monday morning.
SHARPLES (Quebec) - Mr. Charles Sharples, the junior member of the lumber house of Sharples Bros & Co., died here to-day after an illness of about a month.
August 31, 1883
PARKER - James Parker, an old resident of Mount Forest, on August 22, fell down a steep incline while searching for cattle. He died from his injuries on the Friday following.
LONGHURST (Toronto) - Albert Longhurst, 14 years of age, son of the caretaker of the Canning Co's office, was drowned while bathing in the Wiman baths at the foot of George street this evening. It is supposed that he must have been seized with cramps as, although several other boys were bathing along side of him, nothing unusual was noticed for some time after life was extinct. There was only four feet of water in the baths. There have been 24 persons drowned in the Bay this season, being the largest ever known in one season.
MORE - Mr. More, father of Mr. James More, manager of Gurney's manufacturing works, Dundee, died at home in Listowel, on Wednesday, at the advanced age of 103 years.
September 1, 1883
HUNT - Died in the Township of Barton, on August 31, William John, only son of William and Martha Hunt, aged 1 year and 8 months. Funeral from his parents' residence, Mountain Brow, at 4:15, Sunday, September 2. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCELROY - Died at 53 Hunter street west, Sarah P. McElroy, wife of the late Robert McElroy, in the 63rd year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, at 10 o'clock, on Monday. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
SHEARD (Toronto) - Mr. Joseph Sheard, an ex-mayor of the city, who died last night, is said to have left an estate worth $240,000. He was a carpenter by trade and retired from business some years ago.
September 3, 1883
FERRIS - Died in this city, on September 2, Mary Elba Eulalia, only child of Henry and Ellen Ferris, aged 3 years and 7 months. Funeral will leave her father's residence, No 3 Greig street north of Queen street, to-morrow, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintacnes are invited to attend.
GERRIE - Died on the 2nd instant, at No 5 Caroline street south, infant daughter of J. W. Gerrie, druggist, aged 1 month and 20 days. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
JENSEN (Montreal) - Mr. Jenson, a watchmaker, died very suddenly last night at his home and before a doctor could be summoned. He was in his usual health up to a moment before he expired.
MALCOLM (Toronto) - James Malcolm, at one time a wholesale grocer here, was found dead in his room, 27 James street, this morning.
He was partially undressed when discovered with his head protruding out of an open window. He was 60 years of age.
PRICE (St. John) - A little girl, daughter of John Price, who resides on the McCoshery road, was so terrible injured by her clothes taking fire that she died shortly afterward.
GILLESPIE (Cornwall) - The body of Daniel Gillespie of this place, who has been missing for about two weeks, was found at the foot of the Cornwall canal to-day.
COATES (Quebec) - Coroner Woodward of Sherbrooke is in town with the stomach of the late S. E. Coates of Bulwar village, township of Eaton, who was poisoned there a few dsys ago, it is supposed by his wife. Dr. Dallee, professor of toxocology in Laval University, has examined the stomach and discovered that death was caused by strychnine. This was shown by injecting the fluid found in the stomach into live frogs. The deceased died very suddenly and in convulsions such as are caused by poison, having been ill only about five minutes. Drs. S. E. Tabb of Sherbrooke and A. E. Hopkins of Cookshire made a post mortem examination of the body and found all the organs in a healthy condition.
It appears that shortly before his death the deceased had complained of his wife's unfaithfulness though it had been generally believed up to that time that they had lived happy together. Coates was aged 28 and was a prosperous merchant of somewhat proud and retiring dispostion. His wife was Emma C. Rogers, daughter of a well-to-do farmer of Eaton, aged 24, to whom he was married four years ago. She is a handsome blonde, though somewhat short and stout. She is supposed to have had a paramour, and this fact, coupled with the mysterious nature of Coates’s death, caused his brother to insist upon an inquest which will be concluded upon the report of the analysis of the stomach being placed before the jury when Mrs. Coates, who has been arrested and placed in Sherbrooke jail by High Constable Loomis, will most likely be committed to trial at the criminal court. It is known that she obtained strychnine a short time ago from a druggist in Sherbrooke, writing in the name of A. D. King who did not exist at all in Eaton, then claiming the package at the post office which came in reply on the pretence that she knew the doctor and would deliver it. Coates was much respected and at his funeral which was conducted jointly by Masons and Oddfellows more than a thousand people were present.
September 4, 1883
WARDLAW - Died in this city, on September 2, at 6 Ontario street, John Drysdale Wardlaw, aged 33 years, a native of Dumbarton, Scotland. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, September 4, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HALL - Died in Windsor, on September 2, Patterson Hall, aged 48 years. The funeral will take place in this city from the residence of his brother, No 176 Bay street north, on Tuesday, September 4, at 3 o'clock p.m.
CAMPBELL - Dr. J. B. Campbell, formerly assistant surgeon to General Wolseley's expedition in Manitoba, and captain of a company of volunteers, died on Sunday morning, August 19, at Westfield, New York, from a dose of chloral taken to relieve pain caused by sciatica. Dr. Campbell was born in Toronto, 1846, educated at Victoria University. Cobourg, Ontario, and at Hahnesmann College, Chicago; practised for three years at Lapeer, Mich., then at London, Ontario; and after his return from Manitoba in St. Thomas, Ontario, and finally since 1876 in Westfield, N.Y.
CHAPOT (Montreal) - Madame Chapot, an elderly lady, died suddenly in her own house last night from fright caused by some gauze over a lamp catching fire in the sitting room.
DESJARDINS - A man named James Desjardins belonging to Quebec was killed, literally cut in two, while attempting to get off the North Shore train at Berthier while in motion.
September 5, 1883
DODEL - Died at Dundas, on September 4, Sarah, wife of William Dodel, Sr., aged 79 years. Funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon from Dundas.
HARRIS - Henry Harris, who mysteriously disappeared from his home on the mountain six years ago, recently drowned while on an excursion from Syracuse to Buffalo. He left a sum of money deposited in a Syracuse bank. He was also heir to a considerable amount left him at the death of his father. Mr. John Harris is a brother of Henry, and next of kin.
KELGHLEY - Mr. Roberts P. Keighley, book keeper of the London Telegraph Herald, committed sucide Monday by cutting his throat with a razor. He had been unwell for a couple of days.
September 6, 1883
LAWRENCE - Died in this city, on September 5, William R. Burnham, only son of John A. and Lizzie Lawrence, aged 4 months. Funeral on Friday at 4 p.m. from 21 Tom street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MONAGHAN - An 8-year-old boy named Monaghan, son of the captain of an American barge lying in port, fell overboard near the Chaudiere dock and was drowned before any assistance could be rendered him. (Ottawa)
ARSINEAU (St. John) - Marc Arsineau of Shediac was drowned at Tracide, Gloucester county. He drove into the mill pond to water his horse, but the animal going beyond its depth was drowned along with the driver.
EMPEY (Dickenson Landing) - Horatio Empey, a deck hand on the steamer "Rothsay", a resident of this place, was accidentally drowned to-day noon. The body as yet has not been recovered.
LEMAIRE (Montreal) - Wilfred Lemaire, a carter, driving along the wharves, fell into the river with his horse and was drowned.
LAFERIER (Montreal) - Mrs. Laferier, wife of an insurance agent here, leaped out of an upper storey window in Notre Dame Hospital while labouring under insanity and was killed. A nurse had removed a wire screen and opened the window for ventilation a moment when the unfortunate lady jumped out of bed, rushed to the window, and jumped out, her fall being thirty feet, on the pavement below. She was only 23 years old and leaves two children. This is the second suicide at the same institution recently.
VIRGINIA - N. H. Virginia, a barber formerly of Hamilton, died suddenly at his residence in Burlington, supposedly from heart disease. The coloured masons go down this afternoon to make arrangements for the internment of the body.
September 7, 1883
MCVICKER - Died on September 6, Angus McVicker, aged 78 years, a native of Argyllshire, Scotland. Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from 23 Wilson street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
PARADINE - Died on September 7, Frank James, youngest son of Thomas and Maria Jane Paradine, aged 1 year, 7 months, and 13 days. Funeral from his father's residence, 82 Catherine street south, on Saturday, September 8, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.
MONCK, PAUSON (Montreal) - Mr. E. C. Monck, son of Judge Monck, and Mr. Joseph N. Pauson, both lawyers here, died after a very short illness to-day. The latter was chief clerk in the recorder's court and was in his office a few days ago.
WALKER - James Walker of Toronto Township, a well known farmer, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a butcher knife. He has been in a state of melancholy since the death of his wife about six months ago.
September 8, 1883
MORSON (Montreal) - Mrs. Morson of Nazareth street was found dead in her bed this morning, it is supposed from heart disease.
September 10. 1883
DORNAN - Died in this city, on September 10, infant son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dornan, aged 3 months. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3 p.m., from 298 Hughson street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BARNHART (Toronto) - Noah L. Barnhart, a prominent miller and merchant of this city, was found dead in his bed this morning. Apoplexy is supposed to be the cause of death. Mr. Barnhart was intimately connected with the Northern Railway, Bank of Commerce, Western Assurance Company, and other corporations. He was also largely interested in the Lake Superior and Owen Sound projects. He was in excellent health yesterday and in the afternoon took a walk with one of his sons.
JOHNSTON (Toronto) - Thomas Johnston, a hostler employed at Duck's Hotel, was drowned at the Humber last week. He had been sent to put out the light kept burning at the end of the wharf, and it is supposed that he had, in the darkness, stumbled into the lake. Johnston was about 45 years of age and during the American war fought in several battles.
SPARROW (Toronto) - George Sparrow of Yonge street, a well known shoe merchant, died suddenly yesterday morning from heart disease. His brother, W. H. Sparrow, while on a visit to Ireland a few weeks ago, died in the same manner.
BELAYER (St. John) - While the wood boat "Queen of Clippers" was coming down the St. John river yesterday afternoon, George Belayer shoved over the boom to tack the ship. When he had turned around again, the boom suddenly swinging back and striking him threw him into the water. He sank before assistance could reach him.
EVANS (Halifax) - The first body of those who perished in the disaster to the steamer "Warmouth" at the Magdalen Islands last November was found this week, and from the remnants of clothing attached to the remains is supposed to be that of Captain Evans, commander of the ill-fated ship. An inquest was held and the body afterward buried on the beach. It is thought the body has been imbedded in the sand since the loss of the ship and that decomposition was prevented.
September 11, 1883
HYNDS - Died in this city, on September 10, Charles J. Hynds, aged 78 years. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock p.m. from 125 Catherine street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Sauve (Montreal) - Louis Sauve, a barge hand, was accidentally drowned in the river here yesterday.
KENT (Toronto) - Richard Kent, who attempted suicide on Tuesday last by shooting himself in the head with a revolver, died at the hospital about 8 o'clock to-night.
ROBINSON (London) The funeral of the late John Robinson, ex-reeve of McGillivray, yesterday, was the largest ever seen in this section.
September 12, 1883
LAPOINTE (Montreal) - The body of Louis Lapointe, a horse jockey from Frelighsburg, has been found floating in the river opposite Bedford. No inquest has yet been held.
GRANT - Another of London's memorable citizens passed away this morning in the person of Mr. John Grant of King street who was unexpectedly seized with a fatal attack of heart disease. He was well known as one of the settlers in the city and had reached the age of 72 years.
September 13, 1883
SHEPARD - Died in this city, on September 12, at the residence of her son-in-law, George R. Roberts, Esq., Elmina Shepard, widow of the late Rev. Gideon Shepard, in the 75th year of her age. Funeral will take place at Forestville, N.Y.
September 14, 1883
BRYANT - Died on September 13, at 77 Victoria avenue north, Ephraim K. Bryant, aged 6 months. Funeral on Saturday, at 3 p.m., from above address. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SHRIVAR - The Guelph "Herald" says: Christopher Shrivar, sole occupant of a house in that city, was found lying dead yesterday beside a table. A doctor who was summoned felt satisfied there was no struggle before the old man's death. He has a wife and family in Toronto. A brother of deceased, Mangus Shrivar, has a large book store in Toronto.
HUGHES (London) - A dwarf named Hughes died here yesterday. Some time ago it was found that she was in an interesting condition. On Wednesday an operation was performed on her and a fine baby was ushered into the world, the poor mother dying from the effects of the operation. The author of her shame is said to be a married man. The little woman was hardly as tall as an ordinary walking cane.
September 15, 1883
PELTIER (Montreal) - Madame Peltier of Cortecoeur committed suicide last night by cutting her throat.
September 17, 1883
BALDROW (Kincardine) - At the Grand Trunk station to-day an aged lady named Mrs. Baldrow of London stepped off on the wrong side and while attempting to reach the depot was struck by the train and instantly killed, two or three cars having passed over her body.
MCKENZIE (Halifax) - Last Friday evening, Murdoch McKenzie of Caribou River, who had been in Pictou town all day, went home well under the influence of liquor on Satuday morning. He was found in a stupor from which it was found impossible to arouse him even after medical assistance had been procured. He exhibited all symptoms of a person under the influence of opium, and although not certain the physician who attended him thought there was evidence of blood poisoning. He died on Thursday while still in an unconscious state.
HAMEL (Quebec) - An accident which has caused a profound sensation has occurred in the parish of St. Gertrude, County of Nicolette. While Mrs. Ignace Hamel was lighting a fire in a stove, a cinder communicated the flames to her clothing. She was fearfully burned and died three hours later in great suffering.
WINTERS - John Winters, aged 23 years, who went to Manitoba with Sir Garnet Wolseley, was drowned at Rainy River, September 5.
September 18, 1883
STRATTON - Died at Brockville, on September 13, Frederick George Stratton, eldest son of F. C. Stratton, Esq., of Grand Rapids, Mich, aged 19 years.
LANCELEY - Died on Tuesday morning, September 18, at Niagara Falls, of cerebral meningitis, George Frederick, only son of Rev. J. E. Lanceley, of Burlington, aged 1 year and 10 months.
MATHESON (Niagara Falls, South) - About ten p.m. last night our usually quiet village was alarmed by the report that a young man named Matheson, son of an old and respected resident, had been murdered by some Italians. The people rushed to the scene and found the report to be only too correct. They at once sent to Niagara Falls, Ont., for police who immediately answered the demand and succeeded in arresting an Italian named Tony as interpreter. The police with a number of our citizens were scouring the country all night and succeeded in capturing another Italian about 7 o'clock this morning. The story runs as follows: Matheson with some other boys were in company with these Italians when a dispute arose between them. Two of the Italians drew revolvers and fired at the boys when running to make their escape, a ball taking effect on the back of Matheson's head, killing him almost instantly. No pains are being spared to bring the criminals to justice.
MCTAVISH (Chesley) - Mr. Peter McTavish, Sr., of the township of Sullivan, who moved from the township of Beckwith some years ago to this neighbourhood, was killed this afternoon by a vicious bull on his own farm.
GRITMAN - A woman named Mrs. Gritman, living in Glanford, has been addicted to drink for some time past and her house was rendered very unhappy through the curse. On Saturday last she became thoroughly wearied of the degraded life she was living and took a dose of strychnine, dying two hours afterward. Efforts were mude to force an emetic into her stomach, but the unhappy woman refused to open her mouth. She leaves her husband and three children.
September 19, 1883
ARKELL (Toronto) - John R. Arkell, barrister of Windsor, Ontario, came to the city last night and put up at the Club chambers where he died to-night suddenly. It is supposed the cause was heart disease.
September 20, 1883
CRAN - Died on September 19, at 34 Bay street south, William Cran, of the Bank of British North America, Hamilton, aged 21 years. The deceased was a native of the Mains of Anchingoul, Banffshire, Scotland. Funeral on Friday afternoon to Burlington cemetery at 4 p.m.
MEACH (Ottawa) - The bodies of the two Meach brothers who were drowned on Sunday have been recovered.
FLYNN (Montreal) - John J. Flynn, fruit seller, died very suddenly to-day.
BALFOUR (Omemee) - This morning Grace Lestrange, infant daughter of John Balfour, died from poison. It seems that at about 7:30 in the morning a tin box containing a number of pills composed of strychnine & iron was given to the little one to rattle, and she in some way managed to get the cover off and before noticed had eaten sufficient number to cause her death after an hour and a half of terrible suffering.
September 21, 1883
GIBB - Died suddenly at 122 King William street, Emil, youngest son of Albert and Doris Gibb, aged 5 years and 7 months. Funeral from the above address on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WOOD (London) - The body of the late Captain Charles Wood, son of Captain Joseph Wood of this city, was brought home from Southampton last night. Captain Wood was drowned by the wreck of the yacht "Explorer" off Greenough shoal a couple of weeks ago. The funeral took place from the railway depot this morning.
MCLURE (Watford) - Mrs. James McLure, living on the 6th line of Brooke, went out this morning to milk the cows and was found dead a few minutes later, having died suddenly of heart disease.
MCKENZIE (Galt) - A sad accident occurred at the Stockwell flouring mills here some time during last night, resulting in the death of John D. McKenzie, a well known resident of Galt. It is supposed that the deceased got into the bran hopper for the purpose of loosening the bran which had become jammed so that it would not run through the spout, and the mass fell upon him, smothering him to death. His body was found early this morning buried several feet below the surface. Deceased was 54 years of age and leaves a wife, two sons, and a daughter.
September 22, 1883
PARTRIDGE - Died in this city, at 83 Simcoe street east, on September 22, Alfred Richard Partridge, aged 10 years and 5 months. Funeral from the above address on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CLARK (Ottawa) - Mr. Nicholas Clark, who was struck down with paralysis at the residence of M. K. Dickinson M.P. at Manitowick, has since died. He was one of the oldest residents in the district.
MCKEE (Ottawa) - To-day a man named Albert John Edward McKee, a book-keeper in a lumbering establishment, died suddenly. It was at first rumoured that he had committed suicide but this in unfounded. It appears that he had been indulging too freely for some time past and in order to sober up had secured a dose of chloral. This not having the desired effect, his wife obtained two additional doses which he took and afterward passed away. An inquest will be held to-day.
BOILEAU (Montreal) - Theodore Boileau, who lately fell out of a window while asleep, died in the hospital to-day from his injuries.
WEATHERBEE (Halifax) - An inquest was held at Preston last evening on the remains of Sydney Weatherbee, eldest son of Judge Weatherbee, who was killed by the accidental shot of a gun. The jury rendered a verdict of accidental death.
WOODEN - About the end of May last there came from Hamilton to Guelph a woman giving her name as Mrs. Gordon who secured boarding at Mrs. Jones's on Quebec street. She was a strapping, well-formed, remarkably good-looking woman, about 22 years of age. She stated to Mrs. Jones that her husband would not be in Guelph until July. When the husband did not come at the time mentioned, and being fully aware of the condition of her boarder, Mrs. Jones became suspicious of her being married. About two weeks ago the alleged Mrs. Gordon became sick. In a few days after, Dr. McPherson called and found her suffering from a severe attack of diarrhea. He found it impossible to give the sufferer relief and he came to the conclusion in his own mind that Mrs. Gordon was not married and that the cause of the severe diarrhea arose from partaking of some powerful drug to bring on an abortion.
The woman was sent to the General Hospital, and on Tuesday gave birth to a male child. After her confinement when it was apparent to the doctor that she was in a dangerous condition, he prevailed on her to give her husband's brother's address, as she said, which was John Dunbar, 57 John street, Hamilton. She died on Wednesday morning about 8 o'clock, and under the suspicious circumstances the physician deemed it right to inform the County Crown Attorney who ordered an inquest to be held.
In accordance with the message sent to Dunbar, giving his name as Alexander Dunbar, moulder, Hamilton, arrived on Thursday morning, who denied having been married to the deceased whose maiden name he gave as Martha Wooden. The brother of the deceased girl arrived Friday. An inquest was held. Dunbar testified that the girl was not his wife, that he had known her for 18 months having got acquainted with her at a dance, that she supposed he was the father of her child, that she left Hamilton to go he knew not where, heard from her and sent her money but gave her no medicines.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that Martha Wooden came to her death from natural
causes in childbirth and that no blame so far as the evidence shows can be attached to any person known.
The girl came from Burford.
September 25, 1883
SULLIVAN - Died in this city, at 147 King William street, on September 23, Mrs. Ann Sullivan, aged 84 years. Funeral from the above address on Tuesday, September 25, at 9 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HESTER (Toronto) - An inhuman case of desertion was brought to the notice of the medical health officer to-day. About a week ago a woman named Hester, residing on Front street east, died, and immediately after the funeral her husband cleard out leaving three young children to shift for themselves. They were found almost dead from starvation. They will be sent to one of the homes.
CHABLAIN (Montreal) - Urbain Chablain, who was run over by a horse and wagon in the street here a few days ago, died to-day of his injuries.
WIELE (Montreal) - Louisa Wiele, an old woman, died suddenly in the home of a friend here.
JACK (Montreal) - David Jack, a book-keeper from Glasgow, Scotland, died suddenly at a hotel here last evening under the suspicion he committed suicide with sugar of lead, the remains of which were found in a cup in his room. A doctor, however attributes his death to hemorrhage of the lungs, but he has not made a post mortem examintaion yet. An inquest will be held. From letters found on deceased, it is evident that his mind has been brooding over something which caused him trouble.
YATES - James Yates, 18 years of age, a sailor on the barque "Nova Scotia", was drowned at Port Colborne last evening by falling out of a boat. He was a native of Blackburn, England.
ALLEN - Cornelius Allen, a young drug clerk working for W. H. Prittle &. Co, Detroit, was foully murdered in that city on Saturday night. His father is a clergyman in Waterloo.
September 26, 1883
SANTEE - Died in this city, at 32 Catherine street south, Katie Maude Santee, aged 4 years, 5 months, and 15 days. Funeral from above address on Wednesday, September 26th at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DOUGLASS (Toronto) - A man named Douglass was killed on the Credit Valley Railway at Dumfries. He was seen lying on the track. The whistle was blown, the brakes put on, and the engine reversed, but no attention was paid to the warning, and Douglass was caught by the pilot and thrown into a ditch. One of his legs and both arms were broken, and his neck evidently also broken as he died instantly.
September 27, 1883
BENILEAR (Montreal) - Isadore Benilear, a labourer, was killed to-day by a tub which had been filled with mortar falling down three storeys from a new building and striking him on the head.
MALCOLM (Toronto) - About a week ago Nellie Malcolm, a young girl about eighteen, from Owen Sound, put up in a boarding house on Front street. On Sunday night she complained of illness and the next morning she was a corpse. Yesterday morning the body was shipped to Owen Sound by two young men, employees of the Toronto, Grey, and Bruce Railway, who were well acquainted with the deceased, without the necessary certificate of death being shown to the railway authorites. The police have the matter in hand as it is suspected the girl had met her death through an attempt to procure abortion.
September 28, 1883
DUFFY - Died on Friday morning, at his residence, No 83 Park street north, from apoplexy, Mr. Thomas Duffy, in the 58th year of his age. Funeral on Monday, October 1, at 8:30. Requiescat in pace.
HUTCHINSON (Toronto) - Two weeks ago Joel Hutchinson of Aurora had one of his legs run over by a street car here and it had to be amputated. He never rallied from the shock and died yesterday.
BOUCHER (Quebec) - Mrs. Boucher, a widow, died suddenly last night.
CARTER (Montreal) - Mr. Edward Carter, Q.C., died last night.
MEREDITH (Toronto) - Albert J. Meredith was taken suddenly ill in the post office and was driven to his home, Mutual street. Two doctors were called in who found that the pain was caused by displacement of the intestines resulting from a strain. An operation was to be performed, but Meredith died in intense agony.
TURNER - Mr. John Turner, of Lot 11, Concession 4, township of Barton, was carting in his feed grain from an adjacent field to his stables. His wife, a poor old woman in her 70th
year, was assisting him. Several loads had already been got in and shortly after 5 o'clock, the last lot was piled upon the wagon, and everything got in readiness for the load to be taken in. Mrs. Turner stood for a minute beside the wagon and called out to a neighbour in an adjoining field, "I almost slipped off that last load. It's a wonder I didn't fall and break my neck". These words were prophetic. She climbed on top of the piled-up grain, but hardly had the wagon started when she slipped and fell to the ground below with a little frightened scream. Her husband jumped quickly down and ran around to her side, but she expired almost as soon as he reached her side. She was unconscious and only gave a couple of agonized gasps before she died.
Mrs. Turner came to Canada thirty years ago from South Molton, Devonshire, England. She was a Mrs. Buckingham then. A few years after coming here, her husband died, and she shortly afterward married Mr. Turner. She had only one child, a boy, by her first husband, and none at all by her second. Possessed of a kind warm heart and a genial courteous manner, she had a host of friends, and it is said of her that she charmed all those with whom she came in contact. Medical attendance was not called, and it is not known positively whether her neck was broken or not, but as the skull bears no sign of fracture, the presumption is that is what occurred, though the shock occasioned by the long fall might have had fatal results to one of her age.
She will be buried to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
September 29, 1883
MORGAN (Ottawa) - Mrs. William Morgan, mother of Ira Morgan and an old resident of Metcalfe, died yesterday at the age of 73 years.
RATTRAY - The funeral of the late W. J. Rattray took place this afternoon and was largely attended, including the leading literary, educational and journalist gentlemen.
BOUCHER (Montreal) - Philip Boucher, a young man only 19 years old, was killed on the railway near Baxter Falls by being run over and cut to pieces yesterday. He was intoxicated.
October 1, 1883
PALFREY - Charles Palfrey died from erysipelas at the Toronto General Hospital last week, He was employed for several years as brakeman on the Great Western.
BURNS - Died on Saturday, September 30, 1883, James Hope, aged 20 years and 2 months, son of Robert Hope Burns, of Wyandotte, Michigan, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral from the residence of his grandfather, Mr. John Porteous, 50 Murray street west, on Tuesday, October 2, at 2 p.m.
AHERN (Montreal) - A citizen named George Ahern mysteriously disappeared from his home a month ago and no tidings of him found until yesterday when his body was discovered in the St. Lawrence.
KENNEDY - Michael Kennedy, a small boy, was run over and killed at Kingston on Saturday.
HONEY - Joseph Honey, a chimney trimmer on board the steamship "Arthabaska", was accidentally killed by falling into the hold of the vessel last night in the dark when proceeding to his galley. He was a native of Glasgow and only 25 years of age.
BUCHANAN - Died on October 1, 1883, at his residence, 95 James street south, Hamilton, the Hon. Isaac Buchanan, in his 74th year. Funeral will leave his late residence on Wednesday next, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
The late Hon. Isaac Buchanan leaves a family of nine children, six sons and three daughters. The sons are: Peter T., of Ottawa; Harris, of this city; James, of Oil City; Isaac; Robert; and Douglas. They were all summoned home when the sickness of their father became serious, and will probably pay their last tribute of love to one so dear by acting as pall bearers at the funeral which takes place from his late residence, 95 upper James street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. The three daughters, the youngest of whom has just returned from Scotland where she was at college, live with their parents at home.
The late Mr. Buchanan was Scotch by birth. He belonged to the Buchanans of Stirlingshire and was the fourth son of the late Peter Buchanan of Auchmar, an ancient seat of the family, romantically situated in the confine of Dumbartonshire. The estate comprised an area of 1400 acres and included the hill immediately south of Ben Lomond. It was coveted by the Duke of Montrose and was sold to him by Peter Buchanan, the younger in 1830, that gentleman taking the wealth thus acquired to put into the extensive business subsequently carried on by him and his brother, Isaac, in this country. Mr. Buchanan's father was a merchant in Glasgow in which city the subject of this sketch was born in the year 1810.
The elder Buchanan was much respected and did a large business. He gave his son Isaac a careful training. He passed from the grammar school to a preparatory training for the Glasgow College, his teacher being the scholar and antiquary, Rev. Dr. Graham of Aberfoyle, who assured the pupil's father that his son would take high honours at the university. But a circumstance took place at this stake of Mr. Buchanan's history which turned his career in an entirely different direction. Meeting Mr. John Leadbetter, a friend of his father, on the street one day in October 1835 while on his way to purchase his college gown, he was informed by that
gentleman that he could secure for him a good position in the house of William Gould & Co, West India and Honduras merchant. The boy jumped at the proposition and his father being then absent on his estate, he accepted it conditionally. When his father learned of his son's diversion from literary pursuits, he was a little disappointed but yielded, and Isaac Buchanan was permanently fixed in business at the early age of 15. Mr. Morgan who recites these early experiences at length says that within three years Buchanan was in a position of great responsibility. Before he was 20 he was taken in as a partner, and in 1832, the Canadian branch of the business was transferred to him. It is 52 years since Mr. Buchanan began the active development of the wholesale trade of this province which has since assumed a large proportion. In the fall of 1851 he established a branch of his business in Toronto, the merchants of Montreal laughing at the very idea of a man beginning a wholesale trade in a backwoods place like ‘muddy little York’. They were doomed to disappointment for the firm of Buchanan flourished and established branches in both Hamilton and London, the latter being erected by the firm of Adam Hope & Co in which he was chief partner.
While in active commercial life, Mr. Buchanan was at the head of no fewer that five different houses. He was senior partner of the firm of Peter Buchanan & Co, Glasgow; I. Buchanan, Harris, &. Co, Montreal; Buchanan, Harris & Co. Hamilton; and Adam Hope & Co, London. The first branch of the house was established in Montreal in 1828, and for nearly forty years it remained a leading commercial organization, doing an enormous trade. There was a general regret when, through business reverses, the house collapsed.
The service of Mr. Buchanan, both in Canada and Great Britain, in the matter of promoting the Great Western Railway construction, will never be forgotten by the people of Western Ontario. Hamiltonians are especially indebted to this pioneer merchant for his efforts to build that line of railway which more than anything else has contributed to bring the city from the position of a small town up to that of a magnificent manufacturing and commercial city. He moved the first resolution at the public meeting at Hamilton when the railway question was rescusitated in 1845 and with his brother and Mr. Atcheson organized the subsequent meeting in Manchester which secured the railway's construction. In order to keep the traffic of the peninsula for the road, Mr. Buchanan bought the charter of the Canada Southern Railway, then for the first time projected. on being charged in the House with buying up Mr. DesBlaquiere, he testily answered, "I did not buy a man. I bought a railway".
Mr. Buchanan took great interest in Canadian politics and in all social and religious questions. His plan for the settling the Clergy Reserves question, published in 1883, was this: There was then no common school system and the plan was simply to establish one by compulsory tax or assessment, having a column for each Christian cult in the schedule and having thus
ascertained the field for usefulness of each religious body, to give them for religion the same sum as they are respectively assessed for education or a sum in exact proportion to this out of the Clergy Reserves fund. Mr. Buchanan was always opposed to the control of the Church of the State. He took a warm interest in that member of the Established Church who battled against the interference of the civil magistrate in church affairs prior to the disruption of 1843. When the Free Church was formed, he was asked by Dr. Walsh, the seceding Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and who was elected to fill a similar position in the Free Church, to be one of twenty to endow the Free College of Edinburgh by giving a thousand pounds each. Mr. Buchanan readily consented to give the amount but in his statement that it would be more fitting to apply the money to assist the Free Church College and churches in Canada, the donation was so applied. For years he strained every nerve to advance the cause of the Free Church and it is said laid the foundation stones of between forty and fifty places of worship which were constructed for the newly formed body immediately after the disruption in Canada in 1844.
Mr. Buchanan has always been prominent. During the great panic in the early part of 1837, he was in New York, and on his return to Canada, having investigated the cause of the collapse, he got Parliament called together and a bank relief bill was passed and the banks were enabled to suspend if necessary without forfeiting their charters, thus to an extent preventing a great collapse in Canada. Two attempts to establish banks of issue failed in Canada because of Mr. Buchanan's opposition.
Mr. Buchanan's ideas concerning money were peculiar and he advocated them strongly. Mr. Buchanan believed in a country's having emblematic money instead of money containing in itself intrinsic value, and he has written and talked on the subject a great deal. He affirms that money should be a thing of, and belonging to, the particular country and its internal trade, having no necessary reference to the outside world and with no particular fitness to circulate there beyond what the laws of other countries may encourage or its character as commodity not as a money may lead to. Money, Mr. Buchanan affirmed, is the creature of our local legislation, created for the purpose of facilitating the exchange between man and man of commodities bought and sold in our home market. Money should be therefore, Mr. Buchanan affirmed, the mere handmaid of labour.
Mr. Buchanan was what is known as a particularly strong man. He took an active part in suppressing the rebellion of 1837, he being in Toronto at the time. He was also one of the fathers of protection in Canada. He was always opposed to free trade and did yeoman service in the cause of protection.
Over forty years ago he represented Toronto for a considerable time, carrying Toronto, then the seat of government, for the party in power, that endorsing Lord Sydenham's administration in 1841, it being then understood that Mr. Baldwin, the solicitor general, could not obtain votes from all classes of Reformers. The great principle for which Mr. Buchanan contended
at this time was responsible government and he carried his point. Mr. Buchanan aided in promoting other reforms, educational, and municipal, and was active in securing a reduction in the duty on wheat. Mr. Buchanan gave a vigorous support to Lord Metcalfe in his quarrel with the ministry. Mr. Buchanan represented Hamilton in parliament for a time. He opposed Sir Allan MacNab in the Reform interest on more than one occasion and was defeated, but on Sir Allan's retirement he took his post. He was elected in 1853 and again in 1861. He retired from public life in 1865 after the famous election in Mayor McElroy was his opponent. Mr. Buchanan had been appointed receiver-general and had returned to his constitutents for re-election. It was one of the liveliest contests that have ever taken place in this city. The poll lasted over two days and the vote being an open one the excitement was all the more intense. At the close of the first day, Mr. McElroy led by a small majority, but Buchanan's supporters moved heaven and earth on the following day and their candidate was elected by 14 majority. The election was protested and the proceedings in the protest were inaugurated and carried along while the arrangements for the coalition that led to Confederation were being discussed.
In the interval a vacancy in the Legislative Council for this district took place and Mr. Buchanan was tendered the Conservative nomination. He declined to enter the field against Dr. Smith and Mr. H, B. Bull, who proved the successful candidate, received the nomination instead. Subsequently without waiting for the result of the protest, Mr. Buchanan resigned the seat and retired into private life, the seat vacated by him being taken by Mayor Magill who was elected by a substantial majority. Mr. Buchanan continued to take a more or less active interest in political matters till after the election of 1878, Of late years he has held the position of Dominion Arbitrator with credit to himself and the approval of the government.
Mr. Buchanan was the soul of good fellowship. After his election in 1857 he entertained the principal supporters in relays of so many at a time and finished by giving an outdoor demonstration to the coloured citizens in his park. He has entertained Lord Monck, Colonel Lord Russell, and all the other military officers stationed at one time or another in this city. He gave a dinner to Sir Francis Hincks when Governor of the Windward Islands, and also entertained Sir George E. Cartier, Sir John Macdonald, and many other distinguished individuals.
For more than forty years, Mr. Buchanan was aided in all his struggles by his wife, one of the noblest of women. The sacrifices she has been called upon to make are neither small nor few, and she has been a wife and mother to be proud of. She was the second daughter of the late Robert Jarvis, a prosperous Glasgow merchant. An amiable and talented lady, educated and refined, Mrs. Buchanan has exercised and continues to exercise a great power for good in the community in which she lives. She took the liveliest interest in her husband's
political and commercial undertakings, and materially aided in rolling up majorities in his favour. Her charities and church work are also well known in the city and neighbourhood. Mr. Buchanan has written much for the press.
October 2, 1883
POSTLES - Died on September 26, at Port Arthur, William Edgar Napier Postles, aged 17 years, 6 months, and 20 days. Funeral on Thursday, October 4, from Chapman's undertaker, King street west, to the family burying ground, lake shore road. Friends will please attend.
WEBSTER - About a quarter to four o'clock yesterday, a number of young people roaming around in the vicinity of the asylum for the insane were startled to hear two reports as if from a revolver in the close vicinity of the asylum, but thinking them to be from the rifle ranges nearby, they took no notice of them. About a quarter of an hour later a young lady passing below a hill observed a man lying half way up the hill and as he appeared to be in a very uncomfortable position she thought he must have fallen from a tree. She informed another young lady of her fears but the latter was busy in charge of some children and could give no help. Shortly afterward two young boys came along and climbed to the top of the hill and on looking down, beheld the man and beside him was his hat and a revolver.
Word was sent to two men working at a building nearby and one of them, John Johnson, came and after putting the man in a more natural position procured a carriage and drove into the city for help. The other, John Clark, went to the asylum and telephoned to the police station. Detective Doyle and Police Constable McMahon procured a wagon and brought the man to the city hall and from there he was taken to the city hospital. On examination it was found that two bullets had entered the left breast and probably had entered the heart. From the position in which the man was found it is thought that he shot himself while on the top of the hill and this supposition is sustained by the fact that his hands were tightly clenched and were full of grass and weeds which he had grasped at in his fall.
On search being made it was found that he was John Webster and resided at Robinson's hotel, Merrick street. He had lived at the hotel over two years and was always considered as most honourable and a strictly temperate man. He always had enough money and on Friday last paid his landlord a board bill amounting to $84. He is also supposed to have received a sum of money from a lawsuit recently. He had two brothers in this city and a sister only a few miles distant. His sister, a few days ago, went to Robinson, told the landlord that she had heard that her brother was going home to Scotland and to look out for his board, but Robinson had perfect confidence in the honesty of Webster. In the room in which he slept was found a valise and
some old clothes. No reason is given for the rash act, but it is stated that previous to coming to this country Webster had been in an insane asylum, and it is possible that he may have committed the act while out of his mind. Webster was unmarried and apparently over 50 years of age. An inquest will be held at the city hospital to-day.
October 3, 1883
FENTON - Died early Tuesday morning, October 2, Ellen, the beloved wife of W. J. Fenton, Toronto. Funeral this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock: from the Great Western station, Hamilton.
LITTLE - Died at his residence, Cote St. Antoine, Montreal, October 2, in his 80th year, James Little, formerly of Caledonia, Ontario. Funeral on Friday, October 5.
TURNER - Died at Belleville, on October 2, in her 23rd year, Hannah Elizabeth, wife of Murray Turner., Esq.
WRIGHT - Died in this city, on October 3, at the residence of her mother, 52 Main street west, Ada Wagner, the beloved wife of Mr. Charles Wright, aged 19 years and 9 months. Funeral from her husband's residence, 11 Colborne street, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
O'HARA (Belleville) - Catherine O'Hara, a widow aged 50, who lived at the foot of Front street, while sitting in a chair, fell to the floor and died in a few minutes of heart disease. She leaves a family of six children.
October 4, 1883
ROURKE - Died at his late residence, corner of East avenue and Evans street, John Rourke, aged 66 years. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCDONALD - R. McDonald of the steamer "Kenesha" was knocked into the water at Bracebridge, on Tuesday and drowned.
STOCKWELL (London) - Two of the Stockwell quadruplets died to-day, a boy and a girl. That leaves a boy and a girl.
MARSHALL (St. John) - A man named Marshall shot his wife fatally at Moncton, yesterday. He is in jail.
GOODWIN (Ottawa) - The funeral of the late James Goodwin took place to-day and was one of the largest ever seen in the city. A large number of friends from Montreal and Kingston were present.
October 5, 1883
MCGEE - Died on October 4, at the residence of his uncle, Mr. Thomas Irving, 53 Herkimer street, Robert J. McGee, late of Winnipeg, aged 21 years. Funeral takes place in Toronto.
GLACKIN - A fatal accident occurred on Thursday morning, September 13, in the township of Thomson, Mississauga river, Algoma whereby a young man named Charles Glackin, 28 years of age, lost his life. The young man was standing on a scow on the river and reached his hand and took hold of his gun by the muzzle to lift it out of a canoe which was lying alongside when the gun discharged and the contents of one barrel were lodged in his right breast, causing almost instant death. He was seen to throw up his arms and exclaim, "Oh Boys, I am shot. Gang for me mither". The gun had a safety spring which had not been working right for some time previous. The deceased was a native of Castle Douglas, Kircudbright, Scotland, and had come to Canada two and a half years ago. He was one of the most energetic and enterprising settlers in the district and his death has cast a gloom over the whole settlement. His widow, mother, and sisters who are here are inconsolable. The body was buried on Saturday, the 15th, side by side of the two men killed at Blind River mills last year. There was a large concourse of settlers at the funeral and much sympathy shown for his sorrowing relatives.
BOUTELLIER (Halifax) - A man named Robert Boutellier, about 20 years old, was killed at a sugar refinery at Richmond this afternoon by being crushed between the platform of the hoisting apparatus and the floor. His whole head was fearfully mangled and the brains hurled in every direction. An inquest will be held to-morrow afternoon.
VANCLEVE (Waterford) - Alonzo VanCleve, a labourer, committed suicide to-night by hanging. He procured a small clothes line and knotted it squarely around his neck after making it fast to a branch of a tree in rear of his house. He assumed a kneeling position, the rope being too long to effectively choke him while in an upright position. He leaves a wife and three children, the eldest ten years old and the youngest a baby, in destitute circumstances.
October 6, 1883
OMAND - Died in this city, on October 5, Jennie, eldest daughter of Joseph and Margaret Omand, in her 23rd year. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 11 Wood street east, on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KNOWLTON - Died in this city, on October 6, at the Burlington hotel, Market street, J. B. Knowlton, aged 27 years. Funeral on Monday at 2:30 p.m. from above address. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
Justus B. Knowlton, aged about 27 years, and employed as woodworker in Wanzer's sewing machine factory for some time past, died at the Burlington house on Market street where he has boarded for two years, on Saturday. He was a sober, industrious and healthy young man, beloved by his fellow workmen, and his death is much lamented. He died from typhoid fever. Two weeks ago he had a tooth extracted and until his death suffered severely from an attack of neuralgia. His home is in Boston, Mass. His parents are living, his father being a sea captain. He exhibited a desire to say very little about his parents even at his dying moments. Wanzer's society for attending sick employees and Mr. Thompson's daughter and Fred Stipe paid the young man every attention during his sickness. The Knights of Labour took charge of the remains and with the employees of Wanzer's factory attended the funeral this afternoon. Bros. A. Bates and H. Alexander were foremost in preparing the corpse for interment.
MOREY - S. Morey, a Brockville man, attended a performance by Daker and Farron the other night and dropped dead as the curtain went up.
DALTON (Oakville) - Mrs. Dalton, coming from Toronto on the 1:50 train to Oakville, was carried past to Bronte. She undertook to walk back, and in crossing the Oakville Railway bridge, was struck by the fast train from the west and instantly killed. Coroner Williams deemed an inquest unnecessary.
October 8, 1883
BRANSTON - Died at 44 Florence street in this city, on October 6, Mrs. Elizabeth Branston, aged 65 years. Funeral will leave the late residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
BELL - Died suddenly at Hemmingford, on the night of September 27, Elizabeth Notman, widow of the late Rev. Andrew Bell, of L'Original, Ontario, and mother of the late Dr. John Bell, of Montreal, aged 74 years. Funeral took place from Bonaventure station, Montreal, to Mount Royal cemetery, on Saturday, September 30.
MITCHELL - Died at Ancaster, October 6, Mary Jane, relict of the late William M. Mitchell of this city, in the 34th year of her age. Funeral from the residence of R. E. Hamill, Esq., Ancaster, on Monday, October 8, at 11:30 a.m.
SWINYARD - Died at 'The Lindens', Hamilton, on Friday evening, October 5, 1883, Martha Arnold, the beloved wife of Thomas Swinyard, Esq. Funeral from the family residence to the Church of the Ascension at 3 o'clock, Monday afternoon.
PEARCE - Died in this city, on Saturday, October 6, Hattie, the beloved daughter of William Pearce, aged 20 years and 6 months. Funeral will leave her brother-in-law's residence, No 154 West avenue north, on Tuesday, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
DARVILLE (London) - Mr. William Darville, who jumped from a train near Newbury Thursday evening and was found at 8 o'clock on Friday morning with his skull fractured lying beside the track, died this morning. He intended to get off at Glencoe and it is supposed slept past that station and then jumped off. He had $800 on his person when found and there is no suspicion of foul play, although the exact way the affair occurred can only be surmised. Mr. Darville was a former resident of London and learned his trade, that of a machinist, with his uncle, Mr. David Darville in this city. He leaves a wife and five young children. His remains were brought here this afternoon for interment. Deceased was 29 years of age.
STALKER (London) - A middle-aged man named Bickett Stalker died this morning at the city hospital from an attack of congestion of the lungs. He was a carpenter by trade and lived about the city for several years, but being affected with paralysis was at times unable to work. Yesterday morning he was taken to the hospital, having been found in a vacant lot opposite the residence of Mr. Isaac Thompson in the northern part of the city. At that time Stalker was insensible, evidently having lain all night in the cold. T. C. Guthrie was notified of the circumstances and in the meantime Stalker was removed to Mr. Thompson's house and Dr. Smith called in. From there he was taken to the hospital by PO McGuire. His condition gradually grew worse. Congestion of the lungs of a severe type set in, and at an early hour to-day death ensued. The deceased was well known about the city.
October 9, 1883
DANIELS - Died in this city, on October 7, Jane, wife of Edward Daniels, aged 40 years. Funeral on Wednesday from her sister-in-law's residence, corner of Hess and York streets, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
JOHNSON (Toronto) - John J. Johnson who for thirty years was yardsman on the Grand Trunk here and was recently promoted to conductor of a shunting engine was accidentally knocked off a car about 11:30 to-day by coming in contact with an overhead bridge recently erected at the foot of Yonge street. Four cars passed over his body, cutting it in two.
The bridge was only about three feet higher that the top of the car.
BARROW - John Barrow, saw filer, of Portland, was found dead in his bed at St. John's yesterday morning. The deceased was able to be out on Sunday and retired at night in apparent good health.
October 10, 1883
MCCONVILLE (Petrolia) - A fire took place this afternoon at the works of the Imperial Oil Co. It was caused by the bursting of a tar still. Owing to the high wind which prevailed the flames were driven over an adjoining still which was undergoing repairs. A young man named McConville, a boiler maker, was in the still at the time, his only means of escape being the manhole on top through which he was unable to draw himself. No help could be given him as the flames completely surrounded the still, and before he could be got out he was dead through suffocation, the body not being much burned.
October 11, 1883
KNIGHT - Died in this city, on October 10, at 230 Barton street east, Perfect Knight, aged 55 years. Funeral on Saturday, Ootober 13, at 2 p.m., from above address. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
LAPAUNCLE (Ottawa) - Intelligence has been received to the effect that a few days ago a man named Lapauncle was run over and killed a mile east of Mattawa by a ballast train on the Canadian Pacific Railway. It seems the man was intoxicated and was travelling towards Mattawa when the train ran over him and dreadfully mutilated his body. The train could not be stopped in time to save him though all that could be done to warn the man of its approach.
HUNTER (Quebec) - While engaged with a team of 'A' Battery shifting a piece of ordnance at the Citadel this morning, one of the members, Corporal Hunter, a married man, was instantly killed.
CLARKE - Mrs. Clarke, wife of the Rev. G. M. Clarke, of New Edinburgh, died suddenly on Monday night.
HARVEY (St. Thomas) - A man named Harvey, a watchman at the Ross Street crossing of the Canada Southern Railway, was run over by a freight train this evening, and instantly killed.
October 12, 1883
MCEVOY - Died at Woodburn, on Monday, October 8, John McEvoy, in his 67th year. Interred in the church yard at Woodburn on Wednesday, October 12.
MANN (L’Original) - Mann, the murderer of the Cook family, is no more. Precisely at 8 o'clock the solemn procession, headed by Sheriff Merrick and Rev. Mr. Phillips, his spiritual adviser, marched through the courtyard to the gallows. Mann preserved a calmness of spirit and ascended the steps with a strength of purpose and nerve that is rarely witnessed in a mortal in passing through such a trying ordeal. He stepped upon the fatal trapdoor with firmness, carefully inspected the pinioning of his legs, wore a cheerful smile, said good bye to his attendants, nodded to your correspondent, and dropped into eternity after an impressive prayer had been offered up by the anglican minister, and in nine and a quarter minutes after he had touched the fatal spring, the pulsations of the murderer's heart ceased. He died apparently without a struggle and is credited with having said,"I'ts only a hop, step, and a leap from a sinful world into an eternity of love". This morning he joined heartily in the devotional service, singing with great zest in a sweet tenor to that beautiful hymn:
Abide with me. Fast falls the evening tide.
The darkness deepens. Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, Lord abide with me.
About 8:30 the body was cut down and an inquest was held. The jury returned the usual verdict. About fifty persons witnessed the execution.
MCCABE (Port Hope) - Constable Rankin shot McCabe, an escaped convict yesterday, while trying to arrest him. Yesterday an inquest was held by Coroner Maxwell and an unusually intelligent jury, and all the facts in the case thoroughly investigated, the result being, of course, as follows: We the undersigned jurors, empanelled to make enquiry into the shooting of James McCabe, find that the said James McCabe was shot and killed by William Rankin, constable of the town of Port Hope, in self-defence and in the discharge of his duty, and we furthermore commend the said William Rankin on the courage displayed by him, and exonerate him from all blame.
Mr. William Stewart of the Kingston penitentiary arrived last evening and identified the body as that of the man who escaped from the prison on Friday last.
CRAVEN (Toronto) - James R. Craven came from Dutton, Ontario, last night and put up at the American Hotel. He retired to bed about ten o'clock and this morning his room had to be broken into, when he was discovered in bed dead. He had blown out the gas and been asphyxiated.
ST JEAN (Montreal) - The inquest on the body of Charles St Jean, drowned in the Back River, has been concluded by the evidence of Dr. P. E. Mount who had made the post mortem examination of the body. The doctor stated that on account of the decomposed state of the body and the time that had elapsed since it was recovered before the examination was made, the cause of death could not be made out; that is, whether it was drowned or otherwise. There were, however, no marks of violence on the body. After hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of accidental death, and exonerated Joseph Valliere from any blame. The prisoner was consequently discharged.
VICKERS, CHIRRELL (Toronto) - Two sudden deaths occurred here early this morning. George Vickers, of Brighton, England, brother of Mr. Vickers of the well known express line, expired suddenly. The cause was heart disease. He had been on a visit to his brother during the summer for health and had taken passage by the "Parisian", sailing on Saturday. The other was Matthew Chirrell, a young man residing at 106 Adelaide street west. The cause was paralysis of the brain. Both resided a few doors from each other.
PRICE (St. Thomas) - A little child, aged about 2 years, daughter of J. H. Price, grocer, of this city, died this evening from poison. It appears the little girl was in a photography gallery this afternoon and by some means got hold of some of the liquid used in the gallery which she drank and died in a short time from the effects.
MUNGO - The body of a man named Mungo was found at Port Stanley this morning. Mungo came to Port Stanley a few days ago with a gang to work on a raft. Last Wednesday he and several others got on a spree, since which time he had been missing.
SRIGLEY (Barrie) - This morning about 6 o'clock the body of a man was found on the track of the Northern & Northwestern Railway about a mile south of Allandale. Both legs were cut off, and from the bruises on other parts of the body death must have been instantaneous. His name was Charles Srigley. He had been at the fair as engineer of a steam threshing machine and it is supposed was going back to his work a couple of miles out of town when he was cut down by the midnight train. The track was the nearest way to where he was employed. His mother is a widow living in town. The young man was widely known and respected. He was about 22 years of age.
CUMBERLAND (London) - George Cumberland, watchman at the Adelaide Street crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway, was struck by a yard engine about 10 o'clock this morning and killed. It seems that deceased was engaged in taking out dust and dirt from a space between the rails and planking of the roadway and did not notice the train that was backing up upon him.
Mr. George Trace, driver of the engine which killed Cumberland, was looking in another direction and failed to notice the old man in time to give him warning or reverse his engine.
October 13, 1883
MCNIRE - Died in Hamilton, on October 12, Catharine McNire of Limerick County, Ireland, in the 65th year of her age. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. Farrell, 23 Barton street, at 3 o'clock to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
ACKERMAN - Died at the Aged Women's Home, 115 Wellington street south, Mrs. Ackerman, aged 83. Funeral from the institution at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Mrs. Ackerman, relict of the late Mr. Ackerman, well known here as the proprietor of St. George's hotel and a member of the St. George's Society, died at the Aged Women's Home this morning at the age of 83 years. It has frequently been stated that the deceased lady's husband devised the coat of arms for this city.
MYERS (Ottawa) - Joseph Myers of West Winchester died yesterday from a cancer of the lip induced by an old clay pipe. This is the fourth victim within twelve months in the same place to the same malady.
LARLSSAUR (Ottawa) - Last Wednesday morning while Lavissaur was in the act of running an edger in Sherman, Lord, & Hurdman's mill at Hull, the board he was edging became loose and was forced back by the saw, striking Larissaur in the stomach. He was taken home and medical aid summoned but it was of no avail. Death relieved him of his sufferings last night. Deceased was 26 years of age and leaves a wife and child totally unprovided for.
BELLEN (Montreal) - George Bellen, an attache of a restaurant here, fell off a steamer at Coteau landing last night while intoxicated and was drowned.
SILVERSTONE - Mrs. Silverstone died in Winnipeg on October 7 from the effects of a protracted spree. Her husband is working on the Canadian Pacific Railway about 100 miles east of Port Arthur. She leaves four children, the oldest being 13 years of age and the youngest a babe in arms.
October 15, 1883
ROBINSON - Died at Brandon, Manitoba, on October 8, Lottie C. Howard, beloved wife of J. M. Robinson late of Hamilton.
EDMONDS (Montreal) - John Edmonds, a sailor on board the steamship "Helvetia" from Antwerp to this port, jumped overboard on the voyage out and was drowned.
October 16, 1883
COMMOND (Carleton Place) - A man named John Commond was killed by the midnight express going west last night. It is thought Commond had been drinking and fell asleep on the track. The body was fearfully mangled.
ROCE (Montreal) - A girl, 16 years of age, named Roce, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of her brother.
HARRIGAN (Port Hope) - A labourer named Patrick Harrigan, living in town, left home Friday night and has not since been heard from. He had been drinking very hard for some days past and it is supposed he has committed suicide by jumping off the dock. Parties are dragging the harbour for the body but as yet without success. He leaves two children in an almost destitute condition.
GEDON (Montreal) - Noel Gedon, a brakeman on the Grand Trunk Railway, fell off the top of a car at St. Lambert's and was killed on the spot.
CULLEN (Farnham, Que) - William Cullen of Montreal was found dead on the railway track here on Sunday morning. Heart disease brought on by exposure is supposed to be the cause of his death.
October 17, 1883
BLAKE - Died in Hamilton, on October 17, Carrie Elizabeth, only daughter of John Blake of Hamilton, aged 3 years and 11 months. Funeral from the residence of her father, 302 Macnab street north, on Thursday at 2 p.m.
PHIPPS (St. John) - Calvin Phipps was knocked overboard and drowned from the schooner "Sabrina" a day or two ago while on a voyage from this port to Boston.
MURPHY (Toronto) - William James Murphy, a 7-year-old son of the foreman of Burns stables, was kicked by a horse on Saturday and died from his injuries this morning.
October. 18, 1883
GLOVER - Died on October 18, at the residence of Albert Terryberry, Grimsby, Nancy, second daughter of James Glover, aged 53 years. Funeral at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 20.
BOWELL (Ottawa) - Hon. Mackenzie Bowell, Minister of Customs, left this evening for Belleville to attend the funeral of his father.
NICOL, WOODS (St. Thomas) - John Nicol of this city and a man named Woods of Morpeth were duck shooting yesterday at Rondeau. By some means the boat capsized and both were drowned.
HALLET (St. John) - J. Moore Hallet, a well known resident of Sussex, shot himself in the head this morning and will die. The shooting is considered to have been a premeditated act. Hallet borrowed a revolver a few days ago from a neighbour and with it committed the sad act. It is said he occupied the whole of last night in writing. This morning he drank a pint of alcohol before the shooting.
BOURGOIS (Ottawa) - This afternoon a small frame building next to the English church, occupied by a man named Bourgois, was destroyed by fire and a child of Mr. Bourgois, aged 3 years, was burned to death.
HEWITT - William Hewitt of Bervie, Ontario, aged 24, dropped dead Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Heart disease was the probable cause of death.
DAKIN - Mrs. Sarah Dakin mysteriously disappeared at Annapolis last winter and no trace of her could be found till yesterday when her remains were discovered in a marsh four miles below Annapolis. The head, both feet, and part of an arm are gone. The remains were identifed by a brooch and part of the dress still remaining on the body.
October 19, 1883
SAYERS - Died at 13 Hess street, on October 18, Joseph T. Sayers, aged 47 years. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Saturday, from the above address. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
The melancholy intelligence is announced to-day of the death of Mr. Joseph T. Sayers which took place last evening at his residence, 13 Hess street south. A few months since a slight irritation in the throat manifested itself and finally resulted in cancer in the tongue. The deceased gentleman was a native of Tipperary, Ireland, and commenced his business career in this city some 40 years since in the establishment of which the late Hon. Isaac Buchanan was principal. On the closing up of the business here Mr. Sayers entered on an arrangement with Sutton, Michie, & Co, Toronto, subsequently commencing business on his own account. In February of last year an appointment to the office of J. H. Stone Manufacturing Co he received.
Mr. Sayers's many estimable features of character secured the esteem of all with he had either social or business intercourse, and his decease in the prime of life is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and relatives, amongst the latter of whom are a widow, three sons, a daughter, and a brother, the Rev. Robert Sayers, rector of Leicester, England.
The funeral takes place at 3 p.m. Saturday and will be attended by members of the Gore Lodge, A.O.U.W. of which deceased was a member.
MOODY (Halifax) - Rev. Dr. Moody, rector of Trinity Church, Yarmouth, died very suddenly this morning of apoplexy. He was 80 years of age and had been rector for about thirty-five years. He was in his usual health up to a few minutes before his death.
October 20, 1883
BAXTER - Died at Detroit, Michigan, on October 18, James, only son of John and Jane Baxter, aged 1 year and 6 months.
LEPATOUREL - Died in this city, on October 18, Margaret LePatourel, wife of Elias J. LePatourel, of Guersey, Channel Islands, aged 47 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m., from 117 Main street east. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MORGAN - Died at Hoodston, Muskoka, October 18, 1883, George Frederick Morgan, in the 47th year of his age, eldest son of the late Richard Morgan, and brother of Morgan Bros. of this city. Funeral on Sunday, October 21, from the residence of his brother, B. J. Morgan, No 51 East avenue south, at 3 o’clock.
LEFENTAISIE (Montreal) - Intelligence comes from the village of St. Jerome of the terrible death of Madame Lefentaisie under very painful circumstances. The deceased, who was well advanced in years, owned a colt which she was in the habit of feeding out of a plate she would hold in her hand. Whenever she wanted to call the animal, all she had to do was to put some oats on a dish and the colt would come galloping up to her. Unfortunately she did this once too often, for on Friday last upon finishing his meal the colt seized her by the hair with his teeth, threw her down, and planted his hoofs upon her with such force as to break the poor woman's skull. She was unconscious when picked up and died on Sunday night without having come to her senses.
HUNTER - One Hunter of Gananoque, employed on Howe Island, lost his life on Friday by being thrown out of a vehicle and falling upon his head. His neck was dislocated and death occurred in two hours.
NEWCOMBE - While Mr. James Newcombe of Searlton, P.E.I., was engaged working a threshing machine, the fly wheel burst and flew in all directions, a piece of which struck Mr. Newcombe on the head and fractured his skull, causing his death in a few minutes.
RICE (St. John) - At Sparrow's road while Barnes Rice was feeding a threshing mill, the drum burst and parts of it flew against Rice's head and face, killing him instantly.
CHURCHILL (Woodstock, N.B.) - C. B. Churchill, house painter, while gunning on Thursday afternoon in the woods back of Newburgh Junction, fell off a log and accidentally discharged his gun, the contents lodging in his stomach and instantly killing him. He leaves a wife and two children.
WHITE - The Woodstock "Sentinel Review" says: David White, youngest son of the late venerable clerk of the County of Oxford, died at the family residence here on Saturday evening after a lingering illness. Mr. White was at one time in business here, but of late filled a responsible position in the firm of Burrow, Stewart, and Milne, of Hamilton. In the early part of the present year he was completely laid aside from work and visited several places in quest of that health which it was clear to many friends could not return to him. He returned about two weeks ago from a trip to Muskoka and sank rapidly afterwards until Saturday evening when his spirit passed peacefully away. His early death will be sadly mourned, but he left behind him nothing to regret. His life was a singularly blameless one. His kindly manner and high character secured him not only the esteem but the affection of all who knew him. His funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. White's surviving brother is a clerk of the county. He leaves a wife and three young children. In this irreparable bereavement they have the sympathy of all who knew him.
SEMMENS - Died in this city, on October 19, William, third son of the late John Semmens. Funeral will leave his mother's residence, corner of Sophia and Florence streets, on Saturday, October 20. Friends are respectfully requested to attend.
BUNN - Died on the morning of Friday, October 19, Elizabeth Scott, widow of the late Thomas Bunn, in the 81st year of her age. The funeral will take place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Munn, No 79 Maria street, on Sunday, at 3:30 o'clock p.m.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bunn, who died in this city on Friday, was one of the oldest settlers in Hamilton, She came here in 1834 and their home was the oldest in the south-east part of the city until it was pulled down last spring. Mrs. Bunn was in her 81st year. Mr. Bunn died about a year ago and the two had been married about 54 years. Mrs. Bunn was a native of North Walsham, Norfolk, England.
She leaves three daughters: Mrs. Davids who lives in Illinois, Mrs. Sutton and Mrs. Munn, both of this city. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.
BRIDGES - A Welland paper says.: Mr. and Mrs. J. Bridges, Mr. Richard Bridges, and Miss Rosie Bridges attended the funeral of Mr. Bridges’ mother at Fall River, Mass. on Sunday last, returning home on Tuesday night by way of New York. The deceased lady was mother of Messrs James and Richard Bridges of Welland, and had attained a ripe old age at the time of her death on Thursday of last week. Until very recently she resided in Hamilton, Ontario.
October 22, 1883
PUTNAM (St. Thomas) - Saturday evening Herman Putnam, a well known and much respected citizen of Inwood, was killed by a train running over him a short distance from that place.
October 23, 1883
MOSES (Montreal) - A man named John Moses, 60 years of age, confined in the Montreal gaol for vagrancy, died suddenly at that institution. An inquest was held when a verdict that death resulted from haemorrhage of the lungs was rendered. The body of the deceased, in the event of its being unclaimed for twenty-four hours, will be handed over to the medical college for dissection.
PARTRIDGE (Rockwood) - An old man who gave his name as John Partridge, from St. Mary's, came to the village about a week ago. On arriving he enquired for T. Lundy's blacksmith shop. He was directed to Lundy's establishment where he purchased a pair of harrows, stating that he was going to send them to his son in the States. He shipped the harrows next day to his own address at St. Mary's and also bought a ticket for that place but did not go and stayed around the village. One morning he complained of having been robbed during the night of $18.
He disappeared the same day and was found on Saturday night by a farmer named Hastings in a swamp about two miles from here, who brought him to the village and left him at Duffield's hotel. The old man went to the shed and was found half an hour later in an insensible condition. Dr. Curry was sent for and found the man in a semi-conscious condition. He could do nothing to resuscitate him. He died in a few minutes afterward. The cause of death was pronounced to be from exposure and want.
October 24, 1883
SCOTT (Toronto) - Thomas Scott and George Stevens, two convicts at the Central Prison, have been engaged for some days working with six others at the Mercer Reformatory in charge of guards, Harte and foreman Stafford. Between five and six to-night, while on their way from the reformatory to the prison, Scott and Stevens bolted, shaping westward along the Toronto, Grey, & Bruce Railway track. Stafford started in pursuit and Harte remained to watch the other prisoners. Harte saw that the convicts were distancing their pursuer and called upon them to halt, but no attention was paid to the summons. Raising his carbine, Harte fired and shot Scott dead, the bullet passing through the brain and coming out at the mouth. Stevens escaped. Harte gave himself up. An inquest will be held to-morrow. Scott, who is about 21 years of age, was sentenced at Brockville to nine months imprisonment for assault, three of which he had served. Stevens was serving six months for larceny, one of which had expired. He came from Erie and is about 24 years of age.
FRASER (Toronto) - Mr. Alexander Fraser, Deputy-Receiver-General at Toronto, died this morning at Torbreck, Cobourg, his residence. No particulars as to his death have been received here yet, but as he was in Toronto a day or two ago, it is certain he died suddenly.
ROSS - John Ross, a market gardener living near Dundas, died yesterday from diphtheria, a disease that has carried off two of his children, and prostrated two more and their mother, within the past two weeks.
October 25, 1883
QUA - Died in this city, on October 24, Edith Priscilla, youngest daughter of James and Priscilla Qua, aged 1 year and 7 months. Funeral will leave the residence of her grandfather, Mr. T. Mason, 23 East avenue north, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
LEAVLTZ (St. Thomas) - William Leavitz, a farmer near here, had been complaining for some days of pain in the head. While half-crazed, he took advantage of the momentary absence of an attendant from his room, and springing from his bed obtained possession of a walking stick that was in the corner. This he forced down his throat almost to its full length, inflicting injuries which resulted in his death 48 hours after the commission of the act.
MCCANN (St. Catharines) - About 10:30 this morning a prosperous farmer named John McCann, about 40 years of age, residing at Homer, near this city deliberately took his own life by discharging the contents of a loaded shotgun into his breast, causing immediate death.
No cause can be assigned why he should have committed the fatal deed. He was in good circumstances, having only recently come into the possession of one of the best farms in the Township of Niagara. He had been married only a short time to Miss Nihen of Virgil. A report states that after eating his breakfast McCann went into an adjoining room where his mother lay and lifted her in his arms and carried her to the breakfast room. He next went into the room himself and placing the muzzle of the gun to his breast, pulled the trigger. A few moments later he was a corpse. An inquest will probably be held.
HAND (Norwich) - William Hand, grocer, aged 60, fell dead in his store this afternoon from heart disease. Mr. Hand had been treasurer of St. John's Lodge, No 104, A.F. & A.M., here for over 25 years.
BREMNER (Toronto) - George Bremner, for twenty years traveller for Gordon, Mackay & Co, met with an accident on Saturday whereby a couple of his ribs were broken and other injuries sustained. He died this morning and it is supposed he had been internally injured.
WADDELL (Halifax) - Robert Waddell of Dartmouth, the well known steam lighter proprietor, was drowned in the harbout today by falling from a plank on which he was crossing. He was about 60 years of age.
RICHEY (Halifax) - Rev. Matthew Richey, D.D., father of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, is dead. He was in his 81st year. The deceased gentleman was in past years one of the most prominent of his denomination in the Maritime Provinces. He was at one time president of the Victoria College, Cobourg, Ontario; for several years president of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference of Eastern British North America. On July 1, 1867, he delivered the Dominion Day oration in this city. He was a powerful and eloquent preacher and everywhere esteemed and respected.
TALBOT - Miss Talbot of Guelph, who had been suffering with consumption, started home from a friend's on Tuesday night and while walking on the street died from haemorrhage of the lungs, brought on by a fit of coughing.
October 26, 1883
BAILEY (Toronto) - Annie Bailey, aged 22, daughter of James Bailey, Woodstock, N.B., was found dead in bed Wednesday morning. She had retired the night before in her usual health.
GALES (Montreal) - The intelligence of the death of Rev. Thomas Gales which happened this morning at a quarter past eight will be received with profound regret by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance as well as by those who profited by his teaching and example, but especially by the advocates of temperance among whom he was well known throughout Canada. Mr. Gales was born in the village of Wells, Norfolk, England, 42 years ago. His father still lives in that locality and is a member of the Society of Friends in which persuasion the deceased was brought up. He came to New York in 1861 and after staying for some time in various parts of the States and Canada, he settled in Inverness, P.Q., where he was ordained pastor of a Baptist church. He afterward removed to Montreal and became minister of the Baptist church at Point St. Charles. He remained in that position for four years.
The Dominion Alliance for the total suppression of the liquor traffic was founded in 1878, being the successor of the Quebec League, a society for promoting the same object. Mr. Gales was secretary and the zealous and vigorous exponent of these; organizations up to the time of his death. The mournful event was caused by a variety of affections. Last winter he suffered from an attack of inflammatory rheumatism which culminated in rheumatic gout. He also suffered all the past summer from heart disease which ended in dropsy. Though his suffering was terrible he bore them with exemplary fortitude and mercifully his end was very peaceful. He married in 1862 at Coatlcook, Quebec, Anna Maria, daughter of John Wright, Esq., J .P., of Barford, Stanstead county, and leaves five children besides his widow.
October 29, 1883
WATSON - Died in this city, on October 27, Eliza Ann, mother of Mr. George Watson, aged 83 years and 5 months. Funeral takes place on the afternoon of October 29, at 2 o'clock.
LARKIN - Died in this city, on October 29, Mary Borland, wife of William Larkin, aged 56 years. Funeral on Tuesday, October 30, from 32 Ferrie street east, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CARON (Quebec) - The man named Caron, a passenger on the express train to Levis, this morning on the Grand Trunk Railway fell overboard and through the crib work into the river below, and was killed.
KNIGHT (St. Thomas) - A young man named David Knight met with an accident yesterday at Yarmouth Centre which caused his death. He was drawing water up a steep hill. A sudden jolt threw him out, a barrel of water falling on his stomach. He lived but a few hours.
ANDERSON (Ridgetown) - Last night as Mr. Anderson, a labourer, was returning from work on the Canada Southern Railway, he fell into a cattle guard with about a foot and a half of water in it and was drowned. The body was found this morning.
STERLING (St John) - G. H. Sterling, M.P.P. for Sunbury, is dead. He was elected in 1882 and was a supporter of the government.
October 30, 1883
BOWERS - Died in this city, on October 29, Jonathan Bowers, aged 64 years. Funeral from his late residence, 222 Hughson street north, on Friday, November 2, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
HENDERSON - Died at 50 Herkimer street in this city, Albert Alexander, infant son of Dugald and Jeanie Henderson, aged 1 year and 14 days. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
O'NEIL - Died in this city, on October 30, John, second son of Mr. John O'Neil, aged 3 years, 11 months and 23 days. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m., from 91 Barton street east. Friends will please accept this intimation.
RYCKMAN - Died at Ryckman's Corners, Barton, on October 29, William Leeming Ryckman, aged 32 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
FRASER (St. Thomas) - Dr. Fraser, brother of Maggie Fraser, cook at the Renwarden House in this city, died at White Branch, Michigan, on Friday evening, from injuries received through being shot while hunting with a companion in mistake for a bear.
SIMPSON (Cornwall) - A boy named Frank Simpson, aged 8 years, was riding in a cart, the side board of which gave way, throwing him to the ground and striking on his head. The wheels of the cart passed over his head, killing him instantly. The accident happened near the railway station.
MCDONALD - John L. McDonald of Munn's Road, P.E.I., who has been melancholy for some time, committed suicide by hanging himself in his barn.
MCCOSKEY - Edgar McCoskey died at Fredericton from the effects of a half-grain morphine pill. The doctor ordered quarter-grain pills and a mistake occurred in filling the prescription at a drugstore.
RAMSAY (Toronto) - The body of William Ramsay, boat builder, drowned in the bay on September 30, was recovered to-day. It was terribly swollen and decomposed.
TAYLOR (Belleville) - George Taylor, an old and honoured resident of this city, died last night in his 68th year. He was born here and when young followed the pursuit of a farmer. In 1863, he was appointed to the shrievalty of the County of Hastings which position he filled for eighteen years. He was a volunteer during the rebellion and went to the front during that eventful period. He was thorough Conservative, well and widely known and held in high estimation by the community generally.
WINN (Quebec) - To-night Sergeant Winn, late of the Royal artillery and a well known citizen, dropped dead on St. John street.
October 31, 1883
MCINTOSH (Niagara Falls) - The Albion Hotel guests were thrown into a state of great excitement at dinner to-day by an old man named William McIntosh choking himself while eating his dinner. Dr. Long arrived about ten minutes after the occurrence but found life extinct. He succeeded, however, in removing a large piece of beef which was the cause of his death. Officer Wynn, on examining his clothes, found a letter and a small amount of money. Mr. McIntosh was a stranger here. He is a Scotchman about 55 years of age and has not been long from the old country. He is supposed to have sons living in Winnipeg.
November 1, 1883
BURNET - Died at Hamilton, on October 31, aged 28, Emily E. Burnet, daughter of the Rev. Robert Burnet. The funeral will take place to-day at 3 o'clock p.m., from the residence of J. M. Williams, Jr., Esq, to Burlington cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
MCCOLLUM (Napanee) - William McCollum was found drowned this morning near the big flour mills. It is supposed he fell in some time during the night and was chilled to death.
GIBBONS - Yesterday forenoon a pensioner named Patrick Gibbons was found dead in bed at Niagara. The cause of his death is believed to be heart disease. He was about 66 years of age.
November 2, 1883
SEAMAN - Died in this city, on November 2, Huldah Ann, wife of Mr. John Seaman, aged 23 years. Funeral on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from her husband's residence, corner of Emerald and South streets, to the Stoney Creek cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCCANN - Died on November l, George Dickinson, infant son of T. E. McCann, aged 11 months and 13 days. Funeral from his father's residence, 33 Barton street east, Saturday, at 3:30. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.
LAMROCK - Died in this city, on November 2, James Lamrock, a native of Tyrone County, Ireland, in the 104th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 68 Chisholm street, on Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Mr. James Lamrock, father of Mrs. Robinson, Victoria avenue north, died to-day at the advanced age of 104 years. He was confined to his room but a week before his death and without disease. Deceased was a native of Tyrone county, Ireland, and Came to this country in 1825. He settled at Oxford Station, near Ottawa, afterwards coming to Hamilton where he has resided for the past nineteen or twenty years. The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon from his late residence, 68 Chisholm street;
WHITE - A seven-year-old daughter of George White, while playing in her father's barn at Hampton, N.B., was kicked by a horse and died almost instantaneously.
HARRIS - About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, John Eccles, of 90 John street north and J. Peart, of 11 Vine street, were having a quiet game of pool in Charles Saunders's Terrapin Saloon on King street. During the progress of the game Alfred J. Harris, a shoe-maker who lived at 95 King street west, came in and after getting a glass of whiskey at the bar walked through into the billiard room to watch the two contestants playing their game. He stood up against the wall at the side of the pool table with his hands in his pockets and lazily watched the progess of the game. He was quite sober and apparently was in the best of health. Suddenly he fell over against the table and his head sank down on his breast and against the cushion. At the same time his face turned to a ghastly gray and his breath commenced to come in quick short gasps. The players hastened to him and laid him down on the floor, putting something under his head, but he merely gasped for breath a couple of times and expired.
Medical aid and his wife were sent for at once and Dr. Carleton arrived, almost immediately followed by Dr. Caviller, but of course too late to be of any assistance. The poor wife was greatly distressed over the sad occurrence, but had to hurry home where she had left her two infant children. The doctors made a cursory examination and pronounced the cause of death to be heart disease, an opinion concurred in by Coroner Dr. White who considered an inquest unnecessary.
Harris is said to have been a sober industrious man, not altogether in good health. He has had a bad attack of ague and has been taking quinine for it, and he was chatting with Saunders's
bar tender about it just previous to his going into the billiard room. As has been already intimated, he is a married man and leaves behind a wife and two children, the oldest of whom is only some two years old. He was quite a familiar figure on the streets and had many friends who liked him for his kindly ways. He never spoke when he fell forward, merely gasped a few times and died. The body was removed from Saunders's in the afternoon and taken to his late home.
November 3, 1883
DODGE - Mrs. Dodge, aged 101 years, died at St. George, N.B., on Thursday. She had excellent health until recently.
MARLY - John Marly, 65 years old and homeless, went into Dunn's sawmill, Carleton, N.B., on Thursday night and lay down to sleep on the boilers and was suffocated by smoke and heat.
SMITH (Tillsonburg) - The town was thrown into great excitement this morning by the announcement that Mr. John Smith, an old and highly respected farmer of Dereham, was killed instantly by a stumping machine falling upon him. The machine fell over and a beam struck Mr. Smith on the head, splitting it open, and breaking his neck. He was here only a few days.
BARNES (Dutton) - John Barnes, a ditcher, was struck by train No 7 on the Canada Southern Railway west of Dutton to-night and instantly killed. He was an Australian and has no relatives in this country. His age is 45 years. A coroner's inquest will probably be held to-night, and as his assets are only about $5, the burial expenses will have to be borne by the municipality.
FARRAHER (St. John) - Elizabeth Farraher, who cut her throat in Portland and afterwards sent to the hospital and thence to the lunatic asylum, died at that institution. She attempted to commit suicide because she thought she was too wicked to live.
November 5, 1883
ARNETT - Died on the morning of November 4, Emma Gavey, beloved wife of Edward Arnett, in the 20th year of her age. Funeral will leave the residence of Joseph Arnett, No 4 Greig street, to-day (Monday), November 5, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
QUINN - Died in this city, on Sunday, November 4, Celia, wife of Mr. Richard Quinn. Jr., in the 26th year of her age. Funeral will take place from 307 James street north, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FOX - Died at his mother's residence, No 26 West avenue south, on November 4, John H. Fox, aged 25 years and 2 months, youngest son of the late George Fox. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
The many friends of John H. Fox of 26 West avenue south will hear with deep regret of his death which occurred at his mother's residence on Sunday. For many years he was connected with the Great Western division of the Grand Trunk Railway as brakeman where he won many friends. About six months ago he was compelled to leave work through failing health, and yesterday the disease, consumption, caused his death at the early age of 25 years.
SMITH (Montreal) - E. R. Smith, the well known merchant of Dalhousie Mills, was washed overboard from S.S. Essex on a voyage from New York to the West Indies.
THOMPSON (Belleville) - Mr. John Thomson, brother of Mr. M. E. Thompson, manager of the new telegraph company here, died very suddenly this morning from consumption in his 44th year.
November 6, 1883
CARROLL (Orangevllle) - A man named John Carroll, aged 65, a hotel keeper in the Township of Tecumseh, near Alliston, who was summoned here to-day as a witness in the Cardwell election case, dropped dead just as he entered the court house gate. The cause of death was apoplexy, probably induced by excitement. Carroll was in a very frail condition before the attack and succumbed instantaneously.
LOUGHLIN (Montreal) - William Loughlin, a passenger, got off the train at Rouse's Point on Saturday evening and attempted to cross the track when he was run over and killed. Deceased was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
HARKLEY (Midland) - Thomas Harkley, a resident of this place, was drowned off his yacht near Boasley Island on Friday night or Saturday morning. An Indian living on the island whom he was in company with reports that he had left him to watch the boat while he went on shore for the night, and returning in the morning, no trace of Harkley could be found. The report reaching here, a party went out and after searching in the vicinity for a long time found his body near the shore in about two feet of water. It is supposed, as he was well advanced in years, that he missed his footing and fell overboard. An inquest will probably be held to-morrow.
November 7, 1883
SMITH - Died at Winona, on November 6, Freddie, youngest son of R. R. Smith, Esq., aged 6 years. Funeral to-day at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FERGUSON - Died in this city, on November 7, Henry, only son of Richard and Annie Ferguson, aged 2 years and 3 days. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m., from 87 Park street. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HARRIS - Died in this city, on November 6, John Harris, in the 33rd year of his age. Funeral will leave the residence of Mr. Hemsley, 42 King William Street, on Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Friends will please accept this intimation to attend.
SHIPLEY (Toronto) - The body of Mrs. Shipley of Lombard street was found in the bay this afternoon. The deceased, who is nearly 90 years of age, was seen last night, and it is believed that she suicided. She is the mother of Charles Shipley who is serving a term of three years in penitentiary for stabbing a woman named Margaret Sheehan.
PUDNEY - Alfred Pudney, an official in the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary, died instantly yesterday without a moment's warning, it is supposed from heart disease.
RUBERTORE (Niagara Falls, Ont) - Gaetano Rubertore, an Italian, was run over and killed by a gravel train on the Michigan Central Railway this afternoon. Two car wheels passed over his legs, and while trying to extricate himself, he got underneath the wheels on the other track and his head was completely severed from his body.
November 8, 1883
DENAULT (Montreal) - An old man named Charles Denault, was found dead to-day in a delapidated old house here.
TOUGHEED (Clarksburg) - A sad gloom has settled over the village this evening by the sudden death of Thomas Tougheed, carpenter and builder, who at the raising of the frame of a new foundry building here, was instantly killed by falling off one of the bents. Much sympathy is felt for his poor wife and little children in their sad bereavement.
BURNS, TUBBERTY (Elmira) - Dennis Burns and Thomas Tubberty, two workers, were buried in a caving sewer on Railroad avenue this afternoon and killed. Two others escaped slightly injured.
November 9, 1883
MACKELCAN - Died on November 7, Evaline Lloyd, beloved daughter of Dr. G. L. MacKelcan, in her 16th year, after a very prolonged illness. The funeral will take place on Saturday next, at 3 p.m., from 14 Gore street.
STIER (Winnipeg) - On Sunday, Percie Stier left his house near Qu'Appelle for the purpose of shooting prairie chickens. Not returning, search was instituted, and his lifeless body was found yesterday on a bluff near his house with his discharged gun lying beside it and his head blown to pieces. A forked stick was found which it is supposed was used by deceased for discharging his gun, proving determined suicide. No cause has been assigned for the deed except that the unfortunate man is related to the two Stephenses lying under sentence of death at Regina for the murder of John McCarthy. He took the disgrace that was placed upon the family greatly to heart.
MAGINN - Readers of the "Spectator" will learn with deep regret of the death of Rev. Father Maginn which occurred at the House of Providence, Dundas, at 6 o'clock last evening. The deceased father was a native of Ireland, being born in the County of Tyrone in the year 1850. He came to this country about nine years ago and entered the college of St. Michael's, Toronto, where he received his education for the priesthood. After completing his college life, he was ordained at Montreal and made chaplain of Grand seminary where he remained for a time but was afterward appointed to St. Mary's Cathedral in this city. During his two years stay here he won by his kind and genial manner hosts of friends both among the people and the priesthood, but being of a delicate constitution, he was compelled after two years of faithful labour to give up the work and go to the House of Providence for rest.
This, however, did not improve his condition, and about a year ago he decided to go South, thinking that the climate of Florida would be of service in restoring him to health. He was away during the winter, but finding no pronounced improvement to his health, he returned last spring and since has resided at the House of Providence where he continued faithfully doing all he could for his religion. Consumption, however, at last has claimed him and he rests from his labours. His remains will be brought to St. Mary's Cathedral and from thence taken to the cemetery on Monday morning.
November 10, 1883
MAGINN - Died at Dundas, on November 8, Rev. William Joseph Maginn, aged 33 years. Funeral from St. Mary's Cathedral, on Monday morning, at 9:30 o'clock.
COLWELL - Died in this city, on November 8, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Stewart Colwell, in her 4th year. Also on November 9, George Altcock, only son of Mr. Colwell, aged 2 years. Funeral from 20 Gore street on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MILLER - A little boy named Thomas Miller died at Winnipeg on Saturday last in great agony. He had swallowed a bead some days before.
MCGEE (Montreal) - Barnes McGee took suddenly ill in his own house here last night and shortly after expired, it is supposed from congestion of the lungs.
GERRARD - About four months ago a family of English immigrants arrived in the city and took residence at 223 King street east. Their name was Gerrard, and the father, having been taken sick with rheumatism on the passage out, was compelled to go to the city hospital where he remained for a couple of months. Being in poor circumstances, the woman was obliged to go out daily to earn enough to keep her five children, the eldest a girl of about 15 years. When Gerrard was discharged from the hospital, he could not work as, being a builder's labourer, exposure brought on rheumatism again. His wife continued to work and gave her money to her husband to pay the rent. The oldest girl, too, was secured a position as domestic.
Yesterday afternoon Gerrard who had been ill all day told his little girl, Sarah, to clean off things from the stove so that he could blacklead it and make the place cheerful by the time her mother came home. The little girl did as she was bid and then left the house, leaving her father blackleading the stove. When Mrs. Gerrard came home about 5 o'clock she found her husband lying beside the stove. Thinking him alseep, she called him and tried to wake him, but finding she could not, she ran for help and called on a neighbour and a street car driver who happened to be passing, both of whom said that the man was dead. From the history of Gerrard's sickness, it was deemed unneceassary to hold an inquest. Gerrard was always an industrious and temperate man, and as his family are in destitute circumstances, some kindhearted people have undertaken to raise a sum of money for them.
RUSSELL - The Lindsay "Post" publishes a short obituary notice of William Lloyd Russell of Lindsay who recently died of heart disease in that place. Mr. Russell has been managing the extensive business of Mr. G. H. Lennon for the past thirteen years, and previous to that was with another large firm there for many years. He was a man of great energy and public spirit, and took a great interest in municipal and political affairs. He was reeve of the town for several years and twice warden of the county. He was a vigorous and valued member of the Conservative party, always at the fore, and was in 1879 their candidate for South Victoria in the Ontario Legislature, but was not successful.
Mr. Russell's death in the prime of his life is considered a public loss and is widely and deeply regretted. He has relatives in this city.
LYMBURNER - Here are some further particulars of the Dunnville suicide which occurred Wednesday morning. Early Wednesday morning a farmer named Reuben Lymburner, living in the township of Canborough, committed suicide by hanging himself in his brother's barn. He had been living with his brother for the past four years, having formerly kept a jewellery store in Smithville. He had been considered insane for some time, but was regarded as harmless. He was given much to talking. Last night nothing unusual was noticed but he retired about nine o'clock. Nothing further was seen of him until he was found this morning dead. He was dressed in his best clothes and a piece of a child's picture book was pinned to his left breast but nothing was written on it. Nothing was left to show why he had taken his life.
November 12, 1883
KNAPMAN - Accidentally killed on November 11, John Knapman, aged 46 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 14 Emerald street north, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 13. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Another name has been added to the list of those fatal accidents that seem to be connected with the telephone company's existence in this city. For some days past the company have been having new poles put up and the wires changed from the old to the new. As a consequence business has been nearly suspended or rather, the wires having been crossed, considerable confusion has been the result.
The wires run from the poles on the corner of King and Hughson streets up to the roof of the Hamilton Provident and Loan Company's building in which the company's offices are situated. On the roof they enter into what is technically known as the wire house and from thence pass down through the roof into the offices below. The wire house that has always been there has got to be too small and when the change was made in the poles,the powers-that-be thought it advisable to have the old house taken down and a larger one substituted. To this end they engaged Mr. John Knapman, a master carpenter of 14 Emerald street. The job was almost done on Saturday night when Mr. Knapman left off work, and a couple of hours more would have seen it finished. Mr. Knapman left off with the intention of finishing up this morning, but the manager of the company, not satisfied with this, pressed him to return Sunday morning early to do it. Mr. Knapman demurred, but at their earnest solicitation and to have everything in readiness for them to proceed with their business as usual this morning, he finally consented to do as they wished.
Yesterday morning about 7 o'clock Mr. Knapman proceeded to the roof of the building. The new house is immedatiely on the east side & as the work to be done was right on that side of the house, he had to put up a scaffolding to get at it. To get his scaffolding in shape was but a moment's work and he laid a couple of boards across the projecting timbers but neglected to nail them down. He got out on them and had just commenced work when he stepped on the end of one of the boards which being unfastened flew up and he fell to the roof of Messrs A. Harvey & Co's wholesale grocery, some twenty feet below. He lit on his head, and the force of the fall broke his skull. Assistance came promptly and he was taken to his house where he lingered on for a couple of hours, unconscious to the last. He died quietly.
Mr. Knapman was a member in good standing at Crescent Lodge, I.O.O.F, and was also a leading member of the St. George's Benevolent Society. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss. Mrs Knapman has been an invalid for many years and the news of the sad accident has had a very severe effect upon her. Indeed at the time of writing it is feared that she will not recover from the shock. Fortunately deceased leaves his family well provided for.
He was an Englishman by birth, being born in Millbrook, Devonshire, England, and was aged 46. He came to Canada some fourteen years ago and located at once in Hamilton where he has lived ever since. He was a warden in the John street Wesley Church and took a great deal of interest in church affairs. Possessed of a genial, kindly nature and a pleasant manner, he made hosts of friends, and the bereaved family have the sympathy of all who knew him and them. He will be buried on Tuesday at 2 o'clock., the lodge of Oddfellows to which he belonged attending the funeral.
TOMLINSON - Died in this city, on November 12, John Tomlinson, in his 66th year. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from Dunbar Cottage, Walnut street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
MACDONALD (Guelph) - The body of an old man named Alexander Macdonald of Marden village was found floating in the river here this morning. He had been missing since Wednesday last. How he came to be there is a mystery which may be brought to light at an inquest which will be held on Monday.
FAGAN - William Fagan died at the city hospital last night. It will be remembered that deceased was found on a road near St. George on Wednesday of last week with his throat cut. He cut himself with a razor and left a deep gash fully three inches in length, not only severing the muscles of the neck but almost cutting the jugular vein. He could give no reason for the act and was considered to be demented. He will be buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery here and the expenses charged to Brant County.
BROSARD (Montreal) - This morning about 5 o'clock as the Grand Trunk Railway ballast train was emerging from the Victoria bridge at the south end, the tender belonging to the train which was reversed struck the track walker, Antoine Brasard, on the head, inflicting such severe injuries that he died soon after. Deceased was fifteen years in the company's employment and leaves a wife and family unprovided for.
November 13, 1883
SANSFACON - Sansfacon, a young man, was drowned at Quebec through falling out of a cart into the river.
BROWN (Kingsville) - A sad accident happened Saturday night to Capt. J. C. Brown of this place. He had gone with a party of hunters to Romney bush and while wiping out his gun, it went off, shooting him behind the ear, and he lived only about three hours. He was buried to-day by the Masons and Foresters of which he was a member.
November 14, 1883
CRONAN (St. John) - As the train from Bangor was approaching Fairville, the engineer observed a man walking on the track apparently in the act of stepping aside to avoid the train. Afterward the fireman remarked that he thought the engineer had passed over something. When Fairville had been reached, the train was backed up and the dead body of a man named James Cronan was discovered on the embankment. His neck was broken and the body fearfully mutilated. The jury to-day returned a verdict exonerating the train hands. Cronan was 50 years old and lived at South Bay.
DORWIN (Montreal) - Mr. J. M. Dorwin, a resident here since 1815, died yesterday aged 92, after a few hours illness.
November 15, 1883
BRILLIANT (Quebec) - A brakeman on the Intercolonial Railway named Brilliant was killed by being crushed between two cars. He was a widower and the father of five children.
HOUDE (Quebec) - A wood carter named Isaac Houde, while loading his cart to-day, suddenly dropped dead. It is supposed to be caused by apoplexy. The deceased leaves a wife and large family.
TETRAULT (Chatham, N.B.) - Intelligence reached here this afternoon of the sad fate of a family named Tetrault who were drowned in attempting to cross Mitchell's bay during the fearful hurricane of Sunday night last. It appears that Tetrault, his wife, and two children,
a boy of ten years and a girl baby in arms, had been at a bee at Big Point and started at 5 p.m. Sunday for home.When last seen they had rounded the Point and were well out in the lake. Being missed, search was made and all four were found on the beach covered with ice. The boat was also washed ashore high and dry. They leave a family of five who were left at home.
ARCHAMBAULT (Quebec) - Joseph Archambault, aged ten years, of Ste Anne des Paines, came to his death a day or two ago by being crushed beneath a large rolling rock on his father's farm.The rock weighed 6000 pounds, and the father had the mortification of seeing his child die without being able to succour him.
November 16, 1883
ANDERSON - Died at the residence of Samuel Bell, 29 East avenue north, Samuel Anderson, aged 66 years. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Saturday from the above residence. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GLEESON - A cabman named Gleeson was fatally hurt at a railroad crossing in Montreal on Thursday.
MCCARTHY (Ottawa) - Mr. Michael McCarthy, formerly Deputy Chief Messenger of the House of Commons, died at midnight.
FRADELLE (Montreal) - A workman named Fradelle fell off the scaffolding on a church in St. Lazare County, Bellechasse, and was killed by a heavy stone falling and crushing him to death.
HALL (Belleville) - An inquest was held yesterday at Tweed on the body of Thomas Hall, a railway labourer who died in that village of drink and exposure. In his pocket was found a vial of strychnine, but it did not appear that the decessed had used any of it. A verdict was returned in accordance with the facts.
MCLURE - Roderick McLure of Brockly Point, P.E.I., bachelor, 97 years old, died a short time ago and left $5000 worth of property. He made a will about two years before his death, and some of his relatives have been trying to break it to establish a will made ten years previous, alleging that the signature of the latest will is a forgery. The Probate Court decided in favour of the latest will and the Supreme Court Of Prince Edward Island has sustained the decision.
COLLINS – J. H. Collins, son of Rev. W. H. Collins, vicar of York, England, and a student at the Agriculture College, Guelph, died very suddenly at that institution yesterday.
He was on his way to dinner when taken ill, and in less than twenty minutes breathed his last. Haemorrhage of the lungs was the cause of death. Deceased was 21 years of age and had been out from England only a few weeks.
MARSHALL (Vittoria) - A sad accident happened near the village this morning. John Marshall, a respectable farmer, was starting for a load of wood when his team of spirited horses ran away, dragging him a few yards, the wagon running over him and killing him almost instantly.
November 17, 1883
MCINTYRE (Ottawa) - This evening P. D. McIntyre of the general delivery of the post office expired suddenly while on his way to the post office. McIntyre has been ailing for some time from a throat disease and was on his way to see the assistant postmaster to get leave of absence to go to New York to get medical advice as to his ailment. Word has been forwarded to McIntyre's people who live at Martintown, Glengarry County, as to his sudden death.
November 19, 1883
HANNAH - Died at the residence of Mr. Dingmon, 70 Locke street north, on Sunday, November 18, Robert Norman, only son of Samuel Hannah, aged 1 year, 5 months and 21 days. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Tuesday from the above residence. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MOONEY - At Montague, P.E.I., a few days ago, a 12-year-old son of John Mooney went to water two horses.While the animals were drinking, a quarrel arose between them and one attempted to kick the other, but unfortunately kicked the boy instead, in the forehead. He lived only two hours.
November 20, 1883
WEBB - Died suddenly in this city, at the corner of Wellington and Murray streets, Alfred, youngest son of John Webb, builder and contractor, aged 4 months. Funeral at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
MURPHY - Rev. W. Murphy, superannuated Episcopal minister, died at London on Monday.
FLEMING - Andrew Fleming, carpenter, London, died suddenly of heart disease on Monday.
JOHNSON - An aged Mohawk Indian named William Johnson was found frozen to death in
a field on the Six Nations' reserve yesterday. He is supposed to have been drunk as a jug of whiskey was found lying beside him.
DOMVILLE (St. John) - Lieutenant-General James W. Domville, father of James Domville, ex-M.P., died to-day at his residence at Rothesay. The deceased during his long career served at various stations throughout the world. For some time he held a command in India, and was also stationed on the Mediterranean, in British Honduras, and British Guinea. He also acted as Governor of Barbadoes for a number of years. He was 67 years old.
MAINWARING - Dr. Mainwaring, an old and respected resident of St. George, died from apoplexy on Sunday.
November 21, 1883
REEVES - Alfred R. Reeves, a member of the Fifteenth Battalion, died on Monday at Belleville. He will be interred to-morrow with military honours.
O'NEIL - Edward O'Neil, shoemaker, fell downstairs at his boarding house in Fredericton last night and broke his neck. When picked up he was dead.
CHAPMAN - Chapman, a Sharbot Lake farmer, was killed by a train on the Ontario & Quebec Railroad near Kingston.
November 22, 1883
WEBBER - Died at his residence, 136 James street south, on November 21, John Webber, contractor, aged 59 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BROADBENT - Died at her residence, 141 King street west, on November 22, Hannah, the beloved wife of Hiram Broadbent, in her 66th year. Funeral on Saturday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MCCARTHY - Died in this city, on November 22, Thomas, eldest son of John and Eliza McCarthy, aged 3 years, 2 months, and 15 days. Funeral from his father's residence, No 57 Wood street east, on Saturday, November 24, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GARDINER - Patrick Gardiner of Smiths Falls, who was supposed to be a pauper, died at the hospital at Kingston. In his clothes were found a deposit receipt for $1380 and $148 in cash. His friends are being hunted up.
November 23, 1883
CHRISTOPHER (Toronto) - Thomas Christopher is a Bathurst street brakeman on the Northern Railway. While putting on brakes near Holland Landing yesterday, the chain broke and he was hurled from the top of the car down the embankment. He alighted on his head, breaking his neck, and killing him instantly. The body was brought here for burial.
METCALF (Montreal) - The body of G. T. Metcalf, a carpenter, was found in the canal here.
O'DOWD - Mrs. O'Dowd died suddenly yesterday at Mount Pleasant, Quebec.
November 24, 1883
KENNEDY - Died in this city, on November 23, Martha A. Freeman, beloved wife of John Kennedy, aged 31 years. Funeral from her late residence, 147 Hughson street north, on Monday, November 26, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SMITH (St. John) - Mount Whaley is a little settlement in Westmoreland, seven miles from Sackville. On Wednesday evening a wedding took place there at the house of Titus Louther whose daughter, Amelia, was married to Fred Thompson. When the ceremony was over, a large crowd of young men from the village gathered outside with the usual accompaniment of firing guns in salute in honour of the occasion. At the first fire, Benjamin Smith was seen to drop to the ground, and an examination showed that he had been shot. He died in an hour.
KELLY - An accident occurred on the Northern & Northwestern Railway this morning which resulted in the death of a section man named John Kelly. Immediately after the early train lor the north had passed the freight sheds at Cannon street, Kelly, with two or three other trackmen, went down the main track with a handcar in order to go to work on the track to the north of the sheds. They had got only a few hundred yards below the Barton street bridge when a yard engine came down on the same track as the handcar was. The engine driver blew the whistle when about 100 yards from the car and the men immediately got hold of the car and lifted it off the track. Kelly had the handle of the car nearest the engine and to the track, so that his back was to the approaching engine. The men with the car endeavoured to get it out of the road, but it is believed Kelly was not aware that the engine was so near. The engine driver, seeing the danger, tried to reverse the engine, but owing to the steep down grade he was unable to do so in time, and Kelly was struck fairly upon the back of the head, the blow fracturing the skull and exposing a portion of the brain. The engine was running backward at the time and the truck passed over his legs,
mangling him fearfully. He was picked up by his companions, and with the aid of a policeman, taken to the city hospital where the doctor examined him and expressed the opinion that death must have been instantaneous. The deceased was an industrious and temperate man, about 22 years of age, and was unmarried. He had been in the employ of the railway company for a number of years and was thought a good deal of by all. He has no relatives in the city, but came here from Pennsylvania. He boarded with Mr. Thomas Maddigan on Wellington street, near Robert. Coroner Woolverton was notified but deemed it unnecessary to hold an inquest.
November 26, 1883
MCLEAN - Miss Charlotte McLean, known as Sister Christiana in the St. Joseph's Convent at Toronto, recently died of consumption. She was one of the leading teachers of music there and has a sister in St. Mary's Convent in this city.
November 27, 1883
ALLEN (Drumbo) - A fatal accident happened here this afternoon to a man named John Allen, a baker in the employ of Mr. Pollock of this village. About 2 o'clock Allen went out to the barn to get the wagon ready for its usual trip, and while standing in the open door, a gust of wind blew the door closed, striking him in the forehead, knocking him senseless. He, however, recovered sufficiently to be able to move about and converse a little, but about 4 o'clock alarming symptoms set in, ending in his death an hour later. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss.
WAUGH (Ancaster) - The death of Robert Waugh, formerly a manager of Ratsey's and other woollen mills in this neighbourhood, was recently reported. At the time of his death he was managing a mill at Marcellus, N.Y. He was a member of Seymour Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Ancaster, and Hiram Chapter, R.A.M., Hamilton. His remains were interred at Marcellus with Masonic honours on November 18.
MCALLISTER - For two or three years past a middle-aged man named James McAllister has worked as casting scratcher at the foundry of D. Moore & Co. He was a steady and competent man, having worked every day when work was to be had. On Saturday last he quit work seemingly in his usual good health. During the evening he was in the company of Mr. Sandy Morrison, but left him about 9:30 to go home. About 11:30 his boarding house mistress heard the door open and a man in gray clothes pushed McAllister into the hallway, then turned and ran away without saying anything. On Saturday McAllister complained of feeling sore around his body and something about being beaten. On Monday Dr. Woolverton was called in and found
him suffering from a severe cold, but did not think there was anything of a serious character in his sickness. This morning however he was dead lying in the bed partly dressed. He was subsequently taken to the hospital and an examination made, but no marks of violence found on him, and Dr. Woolverton thinks he died of bronchitis. He was an unmarried man, 40 years of age, and had no relatives here. He had saved considerable money during the past few years.
November 28, 1883
DEVINE - Died in this city, on November 27, at his residence, No 60 Robert street, Mr. Edward Devine, in the 28th year of his age, a native of County Sligo, Ireland. Funeral will take place on Thursday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
DRAKE (Peterborough) - This afternoon Miss Emma Drake of Grafton, who has been visiting in town, a guest of Dr. Halliday, while making a call at Mr. R. Lundy's, fell dead while removing her cloak and hat. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause.
SIMPSON (Ottawa) - A young man named Simpson, 19 years old, was drowned on Saturday last at Clear Lake. He left McKay's depot on McLean's Bay in the morning alone, and when within three-quarters of a mile of the shore broke through the ice and was drowned. His body was recovered yesterday.
November 29, 1883
EGLESTON (Coaticooke, Que) - Mason Egleston of Dixville took the train from Coaticooke for home yesterday afternoon. While passing from one car to another, he slipped and fell between the cars which passed over him, severing one leg from his body and otherwise cutting and bruising him, from the effects of which he died shortly afterward. He was said to be under the influence of liquor.
FENIX (Dundas) - Mr. Moses Fenix, one of the oldest residents of the town, died yesterday after a lingering illness. Deceased was a native of County Armagh, Ireland. He came to Dundas about 50 years ago.
LINDLEY (Brantford) - Ex-Alderman Lindley, Grand Secretary of the High Court of the Canadian Order of Foresters, who has been ill for some time with liver complaint, died last night.
DRODET (Quebec) - Mr. Phillip Drodet, a farmer of Lorrette, died suddenly while on his way to town yesterday. He was feeling unwell and he called at a neighbour's house and immediately expired.
DUMANTIER (Quebec) - Charles Dumantier, messenger in the Crown Lands Department, died suddenly at his residence to-day.
COOK (Halifax) - A young woman named Amanda Cook of Guy's River committed suicide on Sunday last by drowning herself in the river near that place. She had been slightly demented for some time.
November 30, 1883
SECORD - Died at the family residence, Barton, on November 29, George O. Secord, in his 86th year. Funeral on Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Carriages will leave Royal Hotel at 1 and also at 2 p.m. for the convenience of those wishing to attend the funeral.
Mr. George O. Secord died at the family residence in Barton yesterday in the 86th year of his age. He was born near Niagara and has lived in Barton for 66 years. He lived a retired life but won for himself innumerable friends. Mr. George R. Secord, railroad contractor of this city, is one of the sons of the deceased.
BENNET (Halifax) - Col. William Bennett for some years manager of the Cumberland coal mine at Maccar, N.S. died suddenly yesterday. He was 78 years of age.
BASSANBERGER (Berlin) - A very sad and melancholy death occurred to-day in Dr. VanCamp's office in this town. Mrs. Allan Bassanberger of New Dundee, a woman of about 25 years of age, came to Berlin to have some teeth extracted and this could only be done under the influence of chloroform. Her husband called in Dr. Myhus, one of the most careful physicians, to administer it. After being under the influence for a few minutes it was seen that Mrs. Bassanberger was in imminent danger, and every possible means of resuscitation was at once resorted to, notwithstanding which she died at 1 o'clock. The deceased leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her sudden and unexpected death.
HOWEY (Montreal) - A young and promising medical student named Arthur Howey died in the hospital to-day of typhoid fever.
December 1, 1883
DYETT - Died at Goderich, early on the morning of December 1, Harriett, widow of the late George Dyett, Esq., formerly manager of the Bank of Montreal in this city. Funeral from No 4 Duke street, at 3:45 p.m., on Sunday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LEMIEUX - Mr. E. Lemieux of St. Maglore de Bellechasse expired on Thursday morning under very suspicious circumstances. It appears that on Monday night he met one Carrier of the same place when a dispute occurred between them arising out of a political quarrel of some years standing. What followed immediately has not transpired, but report says that Carrier admits having struck the deceased on the head with the handle of a whip. An inquest is being held.
December 3, 1883
TALBOT - Died in this city, on December 3, William Talbot, in the 73rd year of his age. The funeral will leave 97 Caroline street south, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GOVIER - Died in this city, on December 2, James Govier, in the 45th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 16 West avenue north, on Tuesday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LEVERT, LEBLANC (Ottawa) - Two men named Levert and Leblanc were drowned at Bregham creek near here to-day while skating.
PARKS (Toronto) - About 8 o'clock to-night watchman Henderson heard a splash in the bay, and procuring assistance searched for the cause and discovered a body, life being extinct. It was that of James Parks, tailor, Terauley street, who leaves a large family. His wife died about a year ago. $35 was found in his pockets.
MURPHY (Bowmanville) - John Murphy, station agent on the Grand Trunk Railway, died here to-day from bleeding of the lungs. He was quite well just before the attack, but did not rally.
SCOTT (Guelph) - George Scott of Eramosa Township, who was thrown from his wagon on Thursday by his horses running away, died from his injuries last night. Deceased was 80 years of age and emigrated from Scotland forty years ago.
KLEIER (Berlin) - Mrs. John Kleier of this town, aged about 70 years who has not been of sound mind for some time past, hung herself to-day. She placed a fence picket across the staircase, attached a rope to it, and jumped into eternity. An inquest was not deemed necessary.
JONES - The body of W. Jones, who was for years section man on the port Dover branch of the Grand Trunk and who lost his way in the vicinity of Woodstock recently, was found on Thursday last near the Thames at Port Dover bridge.
December 4, 1883
HANNON - Died on December 3, at her father's residence, 219 Queen's avenue, London East, Eliza, the beloved daughter of William and Ellen Reid, and wife of the late William Lauder Hannon, of Hamilton. The funeral will proceed from the above residence on Wednesday to Hamilton, train arriving here at 1:50 p.m. The funeral cortege will then proceed to Burlington cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
THOMSON - Died on November 26, at Norfolk, Virginia, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Robert Thomson, formerly of Hamilton.
MATHEWS - Died in this city, on December 4, Jane, relict of the late George Mathews, in the 61st year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, No 96 Catherine street north, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
GRADY (Toronto) - James Grady, who ten days ago had his leg crushed while jumping from a train on the esplanade, and afterward amputated, has succumbed to his injuries.
ANGUS - Frank Angus, a farmer of Scarborough, was found dead under his wagon which had apparently been upset by the horses bolting. He was in the city on Saturday with a load of hay and left for home in the afternoon, apparently sober.
RUMOHR - Mr. J. H. Rumohr was killed the other day while cutting wood near Edgar Station in Essex County. A tree limb fell upon him, crushing his skull, and causing instant death.
PRIOR (Toronto) - Mr. Henry Prior died in this city this morning. He came here a few days since from Brantford to obtain medical treatment but his hopes were disappointed. Mr. Prior was associated with the late C. E. Stewart in the proprietorship and establishment of the Brantford Expositor, but soon left his journalistic duties and entered on mercantile life. From this he retired to his farm on the Governor's Road west of Paris where he resided until a few years since when he returned to a quiet life at Brantford. The deceased gentleman was reserved and studious in his habits and a genial friend. He leaves a devoted wife to mourn his loss.
VANNORMAN - Mr. Jacob VanNorman of the Township of Nelson died at his residence at the ripe age of almost 91, on November 11, I883. He was born in the state of Pennsylvania, and when at the age of four years, his parents emigrated to Canada and were the foremost pioneer settlers of the County of Halton who struggled bravely and energetically against their many hardships and privations in converting the then wild and dense forest into cultivated fields. He was drafted and taken to Queenston during the war of 1812 to defend and perpetuate the liberties
and institutions of his adopted country. He was again at his post of duty during the rebellion of 1836-37. He leaves a wife, three sons, and four daughters to mourn his loss.
CLARKE - Col. R. A. Clarke, a resident of St. Catharines, died suddenly from heart disease, aged 72 years. To him belongs the credit of raising in St. Catharines the first independent volunteer rifle company, authorized under the act of 1854, of which he was captain.
RING (Halifax) - This morning the body of a man was found floating in the water near the dock at Dartmouth, and on being taken out, it was found to be that of William Ring, night watchman on the ferry company's property. It is thought he made a mis-step or slipped in going his rounds during the night and fell over the wharf. He was a married man about 60 years of age.
DEMPSEY (St. Thomas) - About 8 o'clock Saturday, a man named Dempsey, an iron moulder from Fort Wayne, Ind., was run over by a train in the G. T. Railway yard here. He died a few hours afterward.
SPAULDING (Watford) - Mr. Alexander Spaulding, of the 6th line of Brooke, while going home on Saturday night in company with some others, drove over the end of a culvert, when he and Robert Johnston were thrown out. Spaulding fell upon his head, breaking his neck, and died instantly. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his untimely end.
December 5, 1883
MCLAUGHLIN - Died in this city, on December 4, Annie, daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret McLaughlin, aged 22 years. Funeral from her sister's residence, No 1 Evans street, on Thursday, at 9 a.m.
MCMULLEN (Ottawa) - A printer named McMullen, a brother of the agent of the Canada Atlantic Railway here, was drowned at Rouse's Point to-day by the upsetting of a boat. Deceased lived for many years in Ottawa, but left recently for Montreal.
PAYNE (Toronto) - Henrietta Payne, professional nurse, who was attending a lady on Hackney street, was found dead in bed this morning. When she retired last night, she was in her usual health. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause. The woman's husband is working at Lake Nipigon.
CHAPMAN (Ancaster) - The rather unexpected death of Miss Christy Chapman which took place on Thursday, November 29, cast quite a gloom over the community. She was but 21 years
of age. Her father, Alexander Chapman, Sr., of Chapman's mills, is one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of the Township. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church, Ancaster village, on Monday and was one of the largest seen in this neighbourhood, over one hundred vehicles following the funeral cortege.
December 6, 1883
BLAIR - Died Wednesday morning, December 5, Sarah, relict of the late William Blair, a native of County Monaghan, Ireland, in her 69th year. Funeral from her late residence, No 20 Cathcart street, at 2 p.m., on Friday, December 7. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend.
FREEMAN - Died in Hamilton, on December 5, at 53 Chisholm street, the beloved daughter of Stephen and Lucinda Freeman, aged 1 year, 1 month, and 21 days. The funeral will proceed from the above number on Friday, December 7, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please attend.
WILEY (Montreal) - As Mrs. Wiley, with her two childrn, was passing along the street yesterday, a mass of ice fell from the roof of a house and fractured the head of one of the children, inflicting such serious injury that the doctor thinks she will not recover.
The little girl named Wiley who was mentioned in a noon dispatch as being fatally injured when struck by an icicle on the footpath died this afternoon. There is a by-law compelling householders to clean snow and ice off the roofs before 9 a.m., but it is allowed to be a dead letter.
GRIMES - Patrick Grimes, fireman of the steamer "Heather Belle", fell off the wharf at Charlottetown, P.E.I., on Saturday night while drunk, and when taken out of the water in four minutes was dead.
PIDGEON (St. John) - Thomas Pidgeon was working at a brough of logs near Stanley, York County, on Monday last. The logs started, crushing him badly and causing his death. His father was killed the same way seventeen years ago.
AGER - For a number of years past, a labourer named Robert Ager, has resided at 115 Cherry street with his wife and adopted child. With the exception of an occasional little squabble they lived in peace. Ager being a hardworking man and his wife a quiet woman. On Monday evening Mr. Ager returned to his home as usual. He gave her a sum of money, said by her sister to be $15, and she left the house, not returning that evening. Ager instituted a search but failed to find any trace of her. Mr. Myles, a brother-in-law of the woman, also searched the surrounding places, but in vain. Nothing more was seen or heard of Mrs. Ager until Tuesday towards evening
when she was found in the yard of the house adjoining that in which she had lived. Mr. Ager carried her into the house and laid her upon a mattress on the floor. He was advised to call a doctor but did not. However he got a bottle of medicine and gave her some. About 7:10 this morning the woman died, and on an examination being made, it was found that she had a deep cut on her neck extending down to her shoulder. On her head and shoulders were also some suspicious bruises as if caused by blows from a fist or a stick. So suspicious-looking were the bruises and cut that on word being received by the police authorities, an examination was made and Ager arrested on suspicion of causing his wife's death.
A reporter visited the premises this morning. The house is situated on the east side of Cherry street and is the last house with the exception of the pumping house on the street. It consists of two rooms. In the front room were about a dozen people, friends and relatives of the deceased woman, all talking about the affair. In the back room the corpse of the woman, about 45 years of age, wrapped in a blanket and lying on an old mattress on the floor. In the room were a number of pieces of broken furniture. Mr. Myles, the brother-in-law of the woman, showed the reporter the place where she had been found. It was in the corner of the yard between a small gate and a water barrel. At the side of the barrel was a sharp stone on the corner of which was a mark of some sort of matter such as would issue from a wound.
The body of the woman was removed from the house and a coroner's inquest will be held. Ager has always had a good name, but it is said by neighbours to be rather headstrong, and when he and his wife indulged in too much liquor and quarrelled he would make a rush at her with anything he had, but before he reached her his anger would have passed off and he would not strike her. He is now in jail awaiting the result of the coroner's inquest.
Coroner Woolverton and jury will view the body prior to a post mortem examination, at Blachford's at 4 o'clock this afternoon. (Edgar in later items)
December 7, 1883
FARRELL - Died in this city, on December 7, at No 23 Barton street east, Kate McNirie, beloved wife of Mr. Benjamin Farrell, age 27 years. Funeral on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DUVAL (Quebec) - L. Duval, 70 years old, was attacked by a mad bull while on his way to market, in the street here to-day, and thrown over a high fence, killing him on the spot.
BANDERET - Died in this city, on December 6, at No 21 Napier street, Henry A. Banderet. Funeral from the above address on Saturday, at 3 p.m.
BANDERET - For years past residents of Hamilton have noticed and grown familiar with the attenuated figure of a tall man dressed in threadbare clothes who went to and fro from work with unfailing regularity. His appearance was remarkably peculiar. His face was pale and very thin; his eyes black and staring; and his hair dark was carefully brushed. To see him one would imagine that he lived in most abject poverty and that his existence was bare existence and nothing more. Very few people knew anything about the man, and the writer, a Spectator reporter, has time and time again heard various speculations about the man, and people seeing him wondered who and what he was.
His name was Henry A. Banderet, his business bookkeeping, his age anything between 30 and 50 as it was impossible to tell from his appearance how old he really was.
Many years ago he came to this country from England. For twenty-five years he was with Messrs D. Mclnnes & Co of this city as under-bookkeeper, and when that firm was burnt out and stopped business he went to John Calder & Co, the senior partner in that firm having been previously McInnes & Co's head bookkeeper. That was two or three years ago and he has been with Calder & Co ever since until about a fortnight back when owing to some misunderstanding with Mr. Calder, he was discharged. He has been boarding with a Mrs. Pulling of 21 Napier street for some years past. Yesterday afternoon he went for a walk and shortly after his return Mrs. Pulling's little girl took him up a cup of tea. When she entered the room she noticed that he had been sick and had vomited in his basin and also that there were a couple of letters on the table. She asked him if he had been taking medicine to which he replied in the affirmative at the same time making a nervous attempt to cover the contents of the basin with a towel. He drank part of his tea, but appearing manifestly unwell, his nervous and uneasy actions arousing Mrs. Pulling's suspicions that all was not right, she sent her daughter for Dr. Stark who came at once. He found Banderet in a very weak condition, and on examining him became convinced that he was dying from the effects of a dose of poison. He applied all the remedies and did everything in his power to arrest disease but it was useless.
The unfortunate man expired in about half an hour after the doctor's arrival at about 7:30 o'clock. The two letters on the table were addressed respectively to his sister in England and Mr. Warren F. Burton of this city. The latter letter the doctor felt he was justified in opening, considering the peculiar circumstances of the case. He did so and found it was a letter directing Mr. Burton to attend to his will and pay Mrs. Pulling whatever amount was due her for board. He did not refer directly to his death, but by this disposition of his affairs it is quite evident that he had settled everything beforehand and coolly and deliberately put an end to his life. No poison was found in the room and from the cursory examination made, Dr. Stark was not positive what poison he had used though he presumes it was Paris green. Banderet died very quietly. He passed into an
unconscious state shortly after the doctor's arrival and remained so to the end. Deceased was a most peculiar and eccentric man and extremely sensitive. He was a vegetarian and for many years no meat passed his lips. His eccentricity was apparent in more ways than one. His peculiar dressing is one instance of it. He had managed to accumulate a nice little sum; yet he invariably dressed as if it was all he could do to keep body and soul together, while as far as his person was concerned, he was scrupulously clean. He never would allow his clothes to be washed, nor would he let his room be scrubbed out or cleaned. The hat he wore it is said has been used by him constantly for the past twenty-one years. His habits were very regular and strictly temperate. He had no friends and it is believed his sister in England is his only living relative. He has been brooding over his dismissal from Calder & Co's employ, and it is thought in his morbid sensitiveness he had become possessed of the idea that he was of no use in this world and that the best thing he could do both for himself was to quit it.
Certainly his suicide is not attributable to want. He belonged to the Masonic fraternity in Hamilton and is said to have taken many degrees and been in good standing. Coroner White was notified, but did not deem an inquest necessary. He will be buried from Mrs. Pulling's residence on Saturday afternoon.
Little or no information respecting the unfortunate Henry Banderet can be learned to-day. He denied to Dr. Stark that he had taken poison but the doctor when seen by a Spectator reporter to-day said he was sure he had, though exactly what, he is unable yet to say. Banderet was a great botanist and had considerable knowledge of chemistry, and it is quite possible the stuff he took was something of his own compounding. It was very effective whatever its nature and left no trace so far as causing any abnormal appearance of the body is concerned.
ADAMS (Toronto) - Shortly after 5 o'clock this afternoon a promising young lad of 16, named James Adams, was struck by the engine on the Grand Trunk near the Kingston Road crossing and expired in an hour. He was walking along the line, returning home after delivering a message from his father. There were several trains in the neighbourhood at the time and it is thought the boy became confused and thought he was getting out of danger by stepping from the old to the new gauge, which however was the line on which the engine he wanted to avoid was running. As far as ascertained no blame is attached to the driver as the headlights were in full blaze and the whistle sounded before reaching the crossing.
WILSON (London) - A sad accident, resulting in the death of Mr. Isaac Wilson, an old resident in West McGillivray, occurred about four miles west of Parkhill on Monday last on the town line between the first concession of Williams and McGillivray.
At the time Mr. Wilson was driving in company with one of his sons on their way home from Parkhill. When near his own home the horses which he was driving became unmanageable and sprang across the roadside ditch, throwing Mr. Wilson from the spring seat of the wagon against a fence, causing such injuries as proved instantly fatal. It is thought his neck was dislocated.
December 8, 1883
JOHNSTONE - Died at 108 King street west, on Friday, December 7, Mary, relict of the late William Johnstone, formerly of Miramichi, N.B., in the 78th year of her age. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HENEGAR - Died in this city, on December 8, George W. Henegar, in the 43rd year of his age. Funeral will leave the family residence, 149 Jackson street west, at 2 p.m., on Monday, December 10. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HARPER - Charles Harper, an Englishman, was killed Thursday at the Glendower mine near Kingston by a falling bucket in the shaft.
MCDONALD (St. John) - Walter McDonald, a steam fitter, living in Portland, while lighting a fire in his own house to-day, received a paralytic stroke and died almost immediately.
FALCK - Mrs. Falck, wife of Mr. Falck, sailor, Quebec, was found dead in her bed yesterday.
WARFORD (St. John's, Nfld) - To-day while the Warford family were crossing from their home in the south-west arm of Notre Dame Bay to Little Bay, a sudden squall capsized the skiff. All five occupants were drowned. Their names are Henry Warford; his wife, Sarah; Mathias and George Warford, nephews; and Amelia, a daughter.
GOODHUE (Danville, Que) - On Thursday morning J. L. Goodhue, of the firm of J. L. Goodue & Son, belt manufacturers, committed suicide. He was much respected and was connected with every scheme for the public good. The jury decided that he was temporarily insane.
MITCHELL - About 2 o'clock this morning George Mitchell, who was struck in the head with a file thrown by Rachael Babcock at the Hamilton Cotton Mills on June 22 last, died. For almost six months he had been hovering between life and death, most of the time unconscious, suffering much pain. He has been attended by his mother from the time of the wounding. About two
months ago an attempt was made to take an ante-mortem examination, but before the police magistrate could arrive at the hospital, he had again become unconscious, and since that time he has never been sufficiently conscious to make any statement as to how the wound was received. He was a good boy but given to teasing and took great delight in teasing Rachael Babcock. This ultimately led to his death and the arrest of the young woman on the charge of assaulting him with the intent to do bodily harm. The lad is not yet 14 years of age, his birthday being in the month of April. On November 28, the young woman was committed for trial and has been detained in jail ever since.
An inquest will be held by Coroner White at 8 o'clock this evening and the funeral will take place Sunday.
December 10, 1883
ANDREWS - Died in this city, December 8, John F. Andrews, in the 26th year of his age. Funeral on Monday, at 8:30 from the residence of his mother, 75 Peter street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
FLYNN - Died in this city, December 8, Thomas, eldest son of the late John and Ellen Flynn, in the 30th year of his age. Funeral from his brother's residence, 47 Cannon street east, on Monday, December 10, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
RADFORD - Died in this city, on December 10, Rhoda, wife of William Radford, aged 45 years. Funeral will leave her husband's residence, 19 Stuart street west, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
FREW - Mr. Stuart Frew, a prominent and highly respected member of Derry Lodge, No 2, Young Men's Protestant Benevolent Society, died at his residence, No 226 John street north, on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Frew was a man of very delicate constitution and being attacked by a very severe sort of inflammation of the lungs about two weeks ago, was unable to withstand it. He was attended by Dr. Stark who held a number of consultations with other physicians over him, but could not save his life. During his sinking he was attended by members of the lodge by all of whom he was highly esteemed. He leaves a wife and two children, the elder under two years, and the other only three weeks of age. The funeral took place this afternoon and was attended by the members of Derry Lodge.
GORDON - One of Montreal's richest heiresses, Miss Henrietta Mackay Gordon, adopted daughter and niece of the late Joseph and Edward Mackay, who made a great fortune in dry goods, died here suddenly last night from Consumption. Joseph Mackay built a splendid asylum
for deaf mutes and his brother endowed it in his lifetime and also requeathed it a large sum before his demise. (Montreal)
QUICK (Rodney) - Two bodies were found washed ashore in an open boat at New Glasgow dock on Saturday. It is supposed to be Captain Quick and son of Pelee Island, near Kingsville. According to papers found on their persona, it appears they were fishing and got sent adrift and perished from exhaustion and cold.
December 11, 1883
MCCARTHY (Brantford) - A notable landmark had been removed in the person of Mr. C. McCarthy, of Drumbo a village about fourteen miles from here, who died last week. The deceased was born at Canandaigua, American side, on February 14, 1780, and consequently at the time of death had reached the extraordinary age of over one hundred years. His career was a notable one in many respects. He came to Canada when a boy, residing near Fort Erie until the beginning of the war in 1812 when he volunteered under Col. MacDougall. He took part in the battle of Lundy's Lane and saw General Brock fall. He was also one of a picked number chosen to skirmish on the frontier between Fort Erie and Niagara.
COSTELLO (Toronto) - John Costello, section man on the Grand Trunk at the Don station, while dividing a train about 7 o'clock this morning, happened to step in front of another train and was run over and killed.
CHATFIELD (Toronto) - Ann Chatfield was discharged from jail yesterday after serving 60 days for drunkenness. She got on a spree, and last night obtained a bed at Mrs. Kelly's, Lombard street. At 7 o'clock this morning she was found dead, a victim to whiskey.
SMITH - George W. Smith of Smith & Murray, St. Stephen, N.B., was found dead in bed at the Queen's Hotel, St. Stephen, on Saturday. Apoplexy was the cause of his death.
BROWN (Ingersoll) - P. P. Brown died to-day at his residence, Brownsville, aged 88 years. Deceased was born in the county and in his lifetime aided materially in developing its resources He leaves a large family, among whom are C. B. Brown, deputy reeve of Durham, and P. T. Brown, barrister, of Ingersoll.
HOWELLS (Toronto) - Augustus T. Howells, one of the oldest printers in the city, and a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, dropped down dead on Richmond street to-day. He was a native of Augusta, Me. About 35 years ago he had charge of the job room of the New York "Tribune" and subsequently of Baker & Godwin's well known New York job office.
RIDOUT (Toronto) - Two months ago Trevelyan Ridout, barrister, mysteriously disappeared. As he was of eccentric mind, his friends thought he would turn up again soon. This afternoon his body was discovered in High Park with a revolver clutched in his hand. He had shot himself through the head, the bullet penetrating the brain. Decomposition had set in. His relatives who are among the leading citizens here, were notified and the body taken in charge by an undertaker. It is supposed that the rejection of his suit by a young lady, combined with financial troubles, unhinged his mind and he had committed the rash act in a fit of temporary insanity.
GARLICK - Mr. Robert A. Garlick, a successful young merchant of London, Ontario, died Monday evening from blood poisoning caused by a wound in the arm made by a file. He was much liked and will be greatly missed.
December 12, 1883
REID - Died in this city, on December 11, Peter Reid, a native of Orkney, Scotland. Funeral from his late residence, 48 Cherry street, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
TEMPSETT - Died at 54 Caroline street south, Sarah, youngest daughter of Charles and Sarah Tempsett, aged 2 years and 6 months. Funeral at 3 p.m., to-morrow, Thursday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
The little child of Mr. Tempsett, 54 Caroline street south, who was given a teaspoonful of carbolic acid in mistake for cough medicine on Tuesday, died this morning at 7 o'clock. The father who administered the fatal dose is of a nervous dispostion and feels acutely the death of his child.
DENNIS - The death of Mrs. Dennis which occurred at her son's on Friday night last brings up many reminiscences of Woodburn of forty-five or fifty years ago when the village was almost as well known as is Hamilton. She and her husband opened and kept the first hotel that was kept in the township of Binbrook about fifty years ago. She will be buried in the Woodburn burial ground on Tuesday by the side of her husband whom she has survived forty years.
SIMPSON - The body of an old man named H. Simpson was found in his house at Kingston on Tuesday. For some time past he and his wife have been on bad terms. She cannot be found and no one can give any reason for Simpson's death. An inquest will be held.
LLOYD (Aurora) - Abner Lloyd was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of his gun while out hunting.
LEIPER - Mrs. A. Leiper died very suddenly at Montreal on Tuesday night.
BURKE (Toronto) - Charles Burke while intoxicated on Friday night last fell into an open sewer on post office lane. He was taken to the hospital and died this morning.
December 13, 1883
COPELAND - Died in this city, on December 13, Alexander Copeland, aged 63 years. Funeral from the city hospital, Friday, at 3 o'clock
MARLIN (Montreal) - Francis Marlin, an employee on the Grand Trunk Railway, was struck here to-day as he was passing over it by a shunting engine and instantly killed.
BAIN (Montreal) - The child of Mr. S. S. Bain, which was suffering from diphtheria, was killed to-day by being given carbolic acid in place of the right medicine.
STUDER - The son of Mr. Studer, who was accidentally burned a few days ago in Montreal, died from his wounds yesterday.
December 14, 1883
JONES - Died in this city, on December 14, Louis Jones, in the 40th year of his age. Funeral will take place from the corner of James and Merrick streets, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
December 15, 1883
THERRIEN - Died at 116 Bold street, Dolphin, daughter of Mr. Therrien, aged 4 years. Funeral from the above residence on Sunday, December 16, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
GOODSON - Died at her husband's residence, 272 James street north, on December 14, Ellen Marshal, beloved wife of J. W. Goodson, in the 43rd year of her age. Funeral will leave the above address on Sunday, at 12 o'clock, for Waterdown. Friends and acquaintannes will please attend.
HOWDEN - Died in this city, on December 15, of scarlet fever, Helen Constance, youngest daughter of James E. and Annie E. Howden, aged 2 years and 6 months. Funeral from corner of Main and Walnut streets, on Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m.
Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
CONNOLLY - Died in this city, on December 14, Maggie Connolly, beloved wife of William Connolly, aged 30 years. Funeral from 133 James street north, on Monday morning, at 8:30 a.m.
Mrs. William Connolly of 133 James street north had been for a long time suffering with a tumour, and yesterday it was decided to attempt to remove it with a knife. Five physicians, Drs. Mullen, Malloch, Miller, Macdonald, and Reynolds attended, and the operation was successfully performed so far as the removal of the abnormal growth was concerned, but the patient died under it notwithstanding the great care and skill exercised by the physicians.
FLANNERY (Montreal) - A youth named John Flannery was drowned by falling through the ice on the canal basin here.
WEAGLE (Halifax) - Yesterday four boys, two sons of Sydney Weagle and two sons of Israel Weagle of Denmark, Queen's county, went out skating on Grand Pre meadow. As they did not return in the evening, fears were entertained that some accident had befallen them. Several neighbours went in search of them without success. Renewing the search this morning, the bodies of all four were found together in a brook which runs through the meadow.
December 17, 1883
BROWN - Died at No 60 Herkimer street, on December 15, James R. Brown, in his 41st year. Funeral at 3:30 p.m., Monday, December 17. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BUTLER - Died at her husband's residence, 141 James Street north, Hamilton, on December 15, of congestion of the lungs, Caroline Butler, beloved wife of Solomon Butler, in the 63rd year of her age. Funeral will leave the above address on Monday, December 17, at 2 o'clock p.m.
SULLIVAN - Died in this city, on December 16, John Sullivan, in his 75th year. Funeral will leave his late residence, 129 Catherine street north, on Tuesday morning, at 8:30. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
BARRY - Died on December 16, of consumption, Daniel Barry, in the 37th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, Rob Roy Hotel, John street south, on Wednesday at 8 a.m. to St. Patrick's Church, thence to Caledonia, Friends will please attend.
BOYD - Johnny Boyd, at one time champion jig dancer of America, died at the London city hospital on Sunday afternoon.
POWLEY - Isaac Powley, farmer, was killed on the Grand Trunk Railway at Cataraqui, on Saturday.
RICHARDS (Toronto) - William Richards of Three Rivers, Quebec, one of the passengers on this morning's Grand Trunk express from the west, suddenly took ill in the cars and expired shortly after reaching here. His body will be sent east to-night in charge of friends.
DUCLOS (Montreal) - A man named Duclos fell through the ice on the river opposite Sorel to-day and was drowned.
DENNISON (Montreal) - Joseph Dennison, a watchmaker in Huntingdon, Quebec, shot and killed himself on the eve of his marriage.
RUGG (Halifax) - The body of William Rugg was found hanging by a cord in a shed in a yard on Maynard street this morning. Rugg was honourably discharged from the Royal Munster Fusiliers last year after 21 years' service. He had been married, but his wife, a coloured woman, died in the hospital about a fortnight ago, since which he grieved much, became downhearted and put an end to his sorrow by hanging himself. The man was 41 years old last April.
MACDONALD (London) - Capt John Macdonald died to-day aged 71. He served in the 34th and 98th regiments and saw service in India and China. He was an uncle of Messrs A. J. B. and D. C. Macdonald of this city.
GARROTT (Ingersoll) - This morning about 8 o'clock a man named Garrott, commonly known as “Sailor Jack” was found under the steps of Sutherland & Saggin's carriage shops with his hands, feet, and face badly frozen, and a bottle by his side which had whiskey in it. He had evidently been lying in the cold all night, and when found was unconscious. He died about two hours afterward.
December 18, 1883
ATKINS - Died at Dundas, December 15, Alice Lynn, relict of the late Major Thomas Atkins, of H.M. 75th Foot, aged 81 years. The funeral will leave the residence on Melville street in Dundas this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
DREWES (Winnipeg) - Drewes, who killed Maloney at Rat Portage last spring and was sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary, committed suicide in his cell at Stony Mountain this evening by hanging himself. He accomplished his purpose by means of his suspenders. He was locked up at 8 o'clock and found dead half an hour afterward.
VANSICKLE (Brantford) - William Vansickle, the farmer who was found in Mr. Thomas's water closet Saturday morning, died Sunday morning. He remained unconscious until the end. It is supposed he died from the wound on his forehead. An inquest will probably be held.
ARMITAGE, WARTMAN, GORRIE (Kingston) - The Napanee stage while crossing the Grand Trunk Railway track near Cataraqui this evening was run into by the up express, and Mrs.
Armitage, Mrs. H. Wartman, and Mrs. Gorrie were killed. The stage driver was slightly hurt. The particulars cannot be learned to-night.
MCKAY (St. John) - Yesterday afternoon a man named William McKay fell through the ice at Tarryburn and after being in the water about forty-five minutes he was rescued by his brother and two other men, but he died before reaching his home, a quarter of a mile distant. McKay was a widower and leaves three children.
December 19, 1883
GREENLEES (Toronto) - John Greenlees, an old and respected citizen of Toronto, died at his residence on McCaul street yesterday afternoon. The deceased in his younger days took a very active part in municipal affairs. He was 73 years old at the time of his death.
WI1SON (Toronto) - A formal inquest was held at the Central prison this morning on the body of the convict, W. Wilson, who died on Sunday. He was sentenced at Kingston in October last to seven months for embezzlement. He made an ante-mortem statement in which he said his real name is Thomas Nevin, his relatives residing in King's Road, St. Leonard-by-sea, Sussex, England, and that he wished them to know that he died in the faith of Jesus Christ.
ROBBINS (Markham) - A man named Robbins, a labourer, about 60 years of age, living in the 7th concession of Markham township, was found shot through the head last night about 7 o'clock in his own cottage. The ball appeared to have struck the head in a position to go down through the brain and would indicate that murder had been committed. His wife, however, states that her husband came home intoxicated in the evening and that an altercation took place between them and he then shot himself with a pistol. Two children living at home, a boy about 14 years old, and a sister younger, confirm the mother's statement. To-morrow morning the coroner will hold an inquest on the body and it is to be hoped that further evidence will be given to clear what at present is a mystery as to how Robbins came to his death.
DUFFEY (Collingwood) - Malcolm Duffey, a farmer, came to town yesterday afternoon, purchased a load of timber, and started on his journey home, and while at Nottawa it is supposed indulged in too much whiskey. After leaving Nottawa he had proceeded but a few miles when his horses became frightened and ran away, throwing the lumber into a ditch at the side of the road and dashing Duffey into a ditch on the other side. On going out of the house this morning, Duffey’s family discovered the horses in the yard and they immediately started in search of their father who was found lying in the ditch, dead.
Whether the unfortunate man was killed by being thrown from the load or perished in the cold, it is yet impossible to say.
December 20, 1883
TAYLOR (Halifax) - John Miles Taylor, one of the oldest residents in the city, died this morning in his 83rd year. He was the oldest Mason in the city lodges who has continuously retained his connection with the order and for year after he has been re-elected to office. Deceased was born in London, England, and was a painter by trade.
December 21, 1883
SHAW - Mrs. Shaw, matron of the Boys' Home, was telegraphed for recently to go to Winnipeg to the bedside of her only son who was ill with typhoid fever which terminated fatally. The afflicted mother passed through to Toronto last night with the remains of her son. Mrs. Shaw has the sympathy of the whole community in her crushing sorrow.
PARE(FOURNIER) (Quebec) - A horrible murder which ended by the suicide of the murderer occurred this evening in a house of ill fame on St. Helen street, St. Roche, kept by Eugene Brillard. The facts of this terrible tragedy are as follows, a month ago a young girl, aged 19, named Elise Pare, arrived from Montreal and went to reside at Eugene Brillard's. She had left her paramour named James Mulrooney in Montreal. Mulrooney had on several occasions openly manifested his intention of marrying her. However the night before last he arrived in this city by the train from Montreal and visited the house in question the same evening, remaining a short time. He returned yesterday afternoon and was in the girl's company till tea time. After ten she returned to her room where she had left Mulrooney asleep.
A very few minutes after her entrance into the room, one of the inmates who was standing in the doorway of the room opposite that occupied by the two noticed Mulrooney point a pistol at the girl and immediately heard the report. She also saw the girl fall and another shot fired at the victim. Mulrooney then pointed the revolver towards the right side of of his head and shot
himself, and fell on the floor over the victim. The alarm was immediately given by the inmate who had witnessed the scene, and Dr. Garneau was sent for. On his arrival he found them both barely breathing. The priest was sent for but both had expired before his arrival. The doctor, who is also a deputy coroner, took possession of the revolver which he found in Mulrooney's right hand. He also informed the police at St. Roche. A constable was immediately dispatched to the scene who took charge of the house. The coroner and Col. Vohl, chief of police, were early on the spot and measures were taken to secure the attendance of witnesses at the inquest which will take place to-morrow morning.
(Montreal) The sister of the girl named Georgina Fournier, not Pare as stated in the dispatches, who was murdered by Mulrooney in Quebec, lived here and says that the deceased had lived together here and in Chicago for three years, and it was because the girl wished to accept a lover who was better off, that Mulrooney made frequent threats here to shoot her and then commit suicide. The murderer was a bar keeper in the Richiliey hotel for three years. He led a very fast life.
December 22, 1883
STEARN - Died in this city, at No 81 Cannon street west, on December 22, Rachael, second daughter of the late Thomas and Rachael Stearn, aged 20 years. Funeral on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
LAZIER (Picton) - Mr. Peter Lazier of Belleville was shot dead last night at the residence of Gilbert Jones, one mile east of Bloomfield. Mr. Lazier, who was a relative of Mr. Jones, called there on his way to Picton to spend the night. Mr. Jones being unwell retired early in the evening and Mr. Lazier went to his room about 10 o'clock leaving Mrs. Jones in the sitting room alone.
A few minutes later a rap was heard at the door, and on the door being opened by Mrs. Jones, she was confronted by two masked men, each armed, one with a shotgun and the other with a revolver, and forcing her back into the room, demanded money. She screamed for help and Mr. Lazier rushed from his room and closed with the largest of the burglars, the one who had the revolver, and was handling him roughly, and would no doubt have secured him had he not fired, the ball passing through or close to the heart, and Lazier fell dead. In the meantime Mr. Jones got up and got his gun, but unfortunately it was not loaded, and the villains made their escape. Jones is a wealthy farmer and was paid $800 for hops yesterday afternoon. It is certain this money was the object that prompted the attempt at burglary.
(Bloomfield) The murderers names are Tompsett and Lauder. They have been captured and are now in the town hall.
LAMONTAGNE (St. John) - A Bathurst special says that intelligence has just been received of a sad and fatal affair at Caraquet in this county on Wednesday last. Gustave Lamontagne had an execution issued against his cousin, Philias Lamontagne, both residents of Caraquet. Gustave went with a constable who was to serve the execution, and met Philias at the barn. Just as the latter was coming out of the barn the constable informed Philias that he held an execution against him and was going to seize on whatever he could find. Philias said that he had nothing and by threats intimidated the constable who refused to seize. Gustave then said he would would seize for himself and broke in the barn door. Against Philias's protest he rolled a barrel of grain out, when he was interrupted by Philias who had an axe in his hand. Gustave drew a revolver and fired at Philias without effect, when Philias the next instant struck Gustave on the side of the face with the flat of the axe, felling him to the ground, and struck him on the head with the back of the axe. Gustave lingered till this morning when he died. Philias who has served a term in the penitentiary some years ago for breaking a constable's arm is now under arrest. Coroner Duncan is holding an inquest and the Chief of Police went down to-day to conduct the examination for the Crown.
December 24, 1883
GIBBS (Toronto) - An old woman named Susan Gibbs was found murdered last night in her shanty, Lambton Mills, about seven miles from here. When the body was discovered it was frozen stiff. There was nothing on it but an old gray flannel dress and a night cap. The face presented a ghastly appearance. There was an ugly wound on the lower jaw, and a contused wound on right ear and another on the arm. The old woman used to boast of her wealth which was estimated at some thousands of dollars. She made money by peddling wares. The murderer's object had been lust of gold, as every nook and corner had been ransacked, and the clothing of the deceased had been torn to shreds to find the hidden treasure.
The constable in searching the house found a deposit book with $1033 to the credit of the deceased and a receipt for a gold watch deposited with a friend for safekeeping. The tracks of the man's footsteps were discovered in the snow and a bundle containing a red cotton handkerchief and a man's shirt which form an important clue. The deceased did not associate with the neighbours and lived a considerable distance from the nearest house. An inquest was commenced last night and adjourned till to-morrow night. The county constables in the meantime are hunting for the murderer.
OXFORD (St. John) - John Oxford was run over by a train on the Intercolonial Railroad near Newcastle on Friday and both his legs and arms were cut off. He died the same evening.
GULLEN (St. John) - News has been received that John Gullen who left Woodstock in this province in 1864 was found dead in his tent at Scronon, near Victoria, B.C., some weeks ago. He had been shot and his throat cut by Chinamen, it is supposed.
December 25, 1883
OSBORNE - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Mrs. Mary Osborne, aged 82 years, a native of County Clare, Ireland. Funeral at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Friends and acquaintacnes will please accept this intimation.
ROWAN - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, John Alexander, infant son of John and Annie Rowan. Funeral from his father's residence, No 26 Catherine street north, at 4 p.m., Tuesday, the 25th. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.
KELLY (Ottawa) - A man named John Kelly, who met with an accident in McCullough's coal sheds on Saturday, died last evening from the effects of the same.
YATES (Toronto) - James Yates, the Winnipeger who blew out the gas at the Revere House while retiring on Friday night, died this morning about 11 o'clock. Two doctors kept in close attendance upon him from Saturday morning till his death, but he never regained consciousness. His father and brother from Collingwood are here. An inquest will probably be held.
MOORE (Toronto) - Mrs. Moore of Front street, the wife of a labourer on the Grand Trunk, was burnt almost to a crisp this morning and died in fearful agony. Her husband left about 6 o'clock for his work, leaving a coal oil lamp burning. She had, on getting out of bed, commenced drinking and had upset a lamp, as it was found lying on the floor and her dress caught fire. She rushed out of the house about 9 o'clock in flames and threw herself among the snow, shrieking with pain. She was taken to the hospital and died two hours afterward.
SUTHERLAND - Joseph Sutherland, belonging to Fredericton and living at the Bangor House in St. John, N.B., took a fit this morning and died. He was 35 years old.
December 26, 1883
YALDON - Died in this city, on December 25, at 198 Macnab street north, Agnes, beloved wife of Mr. William Yaldon, in her 60th year. Funeral on Thursday, December 27, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BEATTY - Dr. Beatty, coroner, of Lambton Mills, died suddenly this morning of heart disease.
MCCARTY (Toronto) - Patrick McCarty, a labourer, while eating his Christmas dinner with friends at Claremont street, was choked to death by a piece of meat which stuck in his throat. He started to go outside but dropped dead in the hallway.
WARDROPE (Guelph) - Alexander Wardrope, aged 19, son of Rev. Dr. Wardrope of this city, was accidentally shot dead while out hunting with some companions this afternoon, another victim of unloaded firearms. William Murray was showing them how a hammerless gun worked, thinking the gun was empty. He pulled the trigger, discharging the contents into Wardrope's side, who died almost immediately.
MARTIN - Thomas Martin, the Great Western Division conductor who was assaulted in Harrisburg about seven months ago, committed suicide at his home near Pontiac, Michigan, on Saturday last by hanging himself. The injuries he received when he was assaulted by Cummins were such as to cause him to retire from railroading. He has since partially recovered, and about two weeks ago came to this city and instituted an action for damages against Cummins. It is thought that on returning home, he became worse, and went partially insane, and while in that state committed the rash act. He was on the Great Western Division for twenty-five years, part of the time running on the Sarnia branch, but latterly on the fast main line train, No 6, from Windsor to Niagara Falls. He was well known all over the road and highly esteemed by all.
December 27, 1883
HILLS - Died at West Oakland, California, on December 26, of pneumonia, George H. Hills, of Hamilton, aged 37 years. Funeral to take place at Oakland.
It will be remembered by many that Mr. George H. Hills of King street west, left the city some months ago for California to try to build up his enfeebled health. The errand was a fruitless one as the sad intelligence was conveyed to his friends yesterday by telegraph that he had passed away yesterday morning at Oakland, California, the fatal cause being pneumonia. Mr. William Wilkinsen of this city, who accompanied Mr. Hills to the west, attended him to the last. The numerous friends of the family will hear this news with regret and extend their hearty sympathies to the bereaved ones.
MCCALLUM (St. John) - Charles McCallum, 60 years of age, was found dead in a ditch on the Westmoreland road this morning. It is supposed he became intoxicated when in town and while returning home fell into the ditch and being unable to rise, died from exposure.
December 28, 1883
NOYES - Died in this city, on December 28, Jane Ann, beloved wife of James Noyes, in the 60th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 116 King street east, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
STEWART (Toronto) - On Friday evening last there passed to his rest an old and respected landmark of Toronto in the person of Robert Stewart at the advanced age of 84. Mr. Stewart was born in Ransch, Perthshire, Scotland, in March 1880 and emigrated to this country in August 1817. After a residence of about a year in Montreal, he came to Toronto where he resided permanently after the year 1824, having resided temporarily during the interval with his father's family in the township of Esquesing. Mr. Stewart was a builder by trade and was identified with many of the old buildings, both public and private, in the city. On Wednesday, December 26, his remains were interred in the Necropolis, and were followed to their last resting place by many old and sorrowing friends.
STYLES (St. John) - Reuban Styles, aged 78, was found dead in bed yesterday morning. He had retired the night before apparently in good health. Mr. Styles respresented Albert County in the local legislature for eight years before the Confederation.
SCOTT (St. John) - An old man named James Scott, who resides in Portland, was found lying on the floor of his bedroom dead this morning. The verdict was returned that deceased came to his death from extreme old age, infirmity, and exposure.
NICOL (Woodstock, N.B.) - Andrew Nicol was killed last night on the railway track about two miles from here. The train was running backward, and the old man being deaf did not observe his danger, nor did the train hands till too late. It is reported that he has left $10,000.
SHAW - The Winnipeg "Free Press" says: The premature death of Mr. Harry Shaw of Hamilton, Ontario, has cast a gloom over all the employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Mr. Shaw came to Winnipeg about two years ago and for over a year was employed in the stores department of the railway here. By his assiduity and desire to make himself useful he soon became a most efficient officer. Among his friends and those whom he was in constant contact he became a general favourite. His loss is deeply felt by those who knew him. His friends offer their condolences to his mother who arrived here from Hamilton just in time to see her son before death. Mr. Shaw's body left last Thursday for Toronto in charge of a C.P.R. employee, the company paying all the expenses. (See page 189)
December 29, 1883
KENNEDY (Belleville) - On Christmas night, John Kennedy, a farmer living, in Rawdon, took two teaspoons of Paris green with the intention of committing suicide. He died last night.
CHAPMAN - David Chapman who was found in a badly frozen state near Stony Creek a few days ago and brought to the county jail here, has died from the effects of his exposure.
SILCOX (St. Thomas) - Two masked men entered G. Silcox's store at Middleton about 8 o'clock last night and demanded his money. One of the men struck him with an iron weight, knocking him down. The men took all the money they could find, some $500, and fled. Silcox died at 8 o'clock this evening. Two men were arrested on suspicion.
UNNAMED INDIAN (Watford) - A Munceytown Indian was found dead about three miles from here on the Sarnia branch this morning. He had been under the influence of liquor and had been run over by a night train. One leg was entirely cut off between the knee and ankle.