Hamilton Spectator

Deaths - July-December, 1894


July 3, 1894


WEBB - W.M. Webb, ex-M.P.P., died at Brighton, Ontario on Saturday.


MARTIN - A man named Martin was killed by an electric train at Montreal yesterday.


CAIN - William Cain, who was shot by Ed. Powers in Biddulph on June 22, has died.


BOGIE - Mrs. William Bogie received fatal injuries in a runaway accident at Montreal yesterday.


HILL - Henry Hill of Wellesley, Ontario, suicided by hanging yesterday morning while suffering from despondency.


FERGUSON - John Ferguson of Thamesville, brother of Robert Ferguson M.P.P.fell from Morpeth dock near Ridgetown yesterday and was drowned.


McCARTHY - The remains of G.W. McCarthy were interred at Belleville with masonic honours, yesterday.


DOUPEE - Albert Doupee, 18 years of age, a son of Frances Doupee of Mount Forest, Ontario, was struck by lightning and instantly killed while cutting grass near Woodlands.


BEATON - The autopsy on the body of Frank Beaton, found on the G.T.R. track at Peterborough, leads to the belief that the man was killed by being run over by a train.


NICHOLS - W. H. Nichols, School inspector for West Kent, was drowned at Port Lambton on Saturday night by the collision of a steamer with the small boat in which he was crossing the river.


COULSON - (Milton) A fatal accident occurred at a garden party held at the residence of A. P. Richardson, Lowville. At about 3 o’clock the games started and all expected a pleasant time. About 4:30 a heavy thunderstorm came on with forked lightning. The people then flocked to the barn. The lightning struck the barn, passing down an upright post, killing one young man named John Coulson of Kilbride. Dr. Jones of Kilbride, being on the grounds, was summoned immediately, but death was instantaneous. A number of people also got severe shocks. The lightning passed into the lower part of the barn, killing a fine horse owned by Robert Harrison of Milton. Harrison had his hand on the horse when it fell, but escaped with a slight shock. The remaining part of the programme was dispensed with and the crowd quietly dispersed.


RALPH - Lizzie Ralph, 40 years old, daughter of James Ralph, London township, was out in the barn last night when the lamp she was using exploded. Instantly the woman was ablaze and was so severely burned that she died this morning.


CRAWFORD - Blanshard township is all worked up over the tragic death of David Crawford, a respectable young farmer and son of William Crawford of the 8th concession of that township.

Crawford’s body was found on the G.T.R. rails one mile east of Granton on Friday afternoon. It is supposed that death took place Thursday night. The remains bore no marks except that the head was severed from the body. The deceased had evidently suicided by placing his head on the rails as one of the night trains came along. The rash deed seems to have been the result of a love affair. Crawford was enamoured of a young lady named Miss Ratcliffe, the daughter of wealthy neighbours of the Crawfords and it is said that for a time his attentions were received by the girl although not favoured by the family. A week ago the young folks engaged in a lover’s quarrel and they did not meet again until Wednesday evening when young Crawford went to the house of his sweetheart to endeavour to straighten out the unpleasantness. He was unsuccessful, however, and was even ordered away from the house by the brothers. This preyed upon his mind as he left the home shortly afterward. Search was made for him, but without success until his remains were found on the track as stated. An inquest will be held.


PARKS - (Marlbank, Ont) Richard Parks, an emigrant young man, about 19 years of age, was accidentally drowned in Dry Lake here to-day. The body has been recovered. There is only four feet of water where he was found, and it is thought he took a fit or cramp, as there is no suspicion of foul play.


THOMSON, MCKECHNIE - (London) The citizens of this orderly church-going city were startled to-day by a duel tragedy. This morning about 8:30, the dead body of Henry Herbert Thomson, a

young Scotchman, was found with his canoe in the river Thames near Cove bridge, about half a mile from the foot of Dundas street. The news of the discovery was at once taken to the house of the late Donald McKechnie, Simcoe street, whose daughter, Bella McKechnie, the young man was engaged to marry. Miss McKechnie went to the door in answer to the messenger’s knock and on learning the startling intelligence, she at once took a bottle of hydrochloric acid from her trunk and drank the contents, dying almost instantly. The affair is more or less shrouded in mystery which the coroner’s inquest may to some extent fathom. Thomson had been a steady visitor to the house of the McKechnies ever since the death three months ago of the father, Donald, who was a traveller for a Hamilton house. Young Thomson was reported to be quite wealthy, and it was given out that he, with his father and brother, owned a line of steamers plying between Glasgow, India, and Australia. Four years ago Miss McKechnie and her father paid a visit to friends in Glasgow where Thomson met Miss Bella and a mutual attachment resulted, the young man promising to meet the lady here for the first time he came to America. Two years ago Thomson contracted a violent fever which left him in a feeble condition and he was advised to take a sea voyage. He started for a trip around the world and in the course of his travels reached this city three months ago on the return voyage. Young Thomson stayed at the Grigg House and apparently had plenty of money, having a penchant for canoeing and driving. About six weeks ago his cash began to run low, but his straightforward story and temperate habits secured him more credit that a stranger usually gets. Thomson spent a great part of his time with his sweetheart. Their engagement was no secret and he stated his intention of leaving for home on Tuesday to return in three months to marry Miss McKechnie. He telegraphed to his lawyer for $500 and said he expected it yesterday, but it did not come. Thomson and Miss McKechnie spent Saturday evening together after enjoying a canoe trip on the river and parted in the best of spirits. On leaving Miss McKechnie on Saturday night, Thomson started to take the canoe down the river for exercise as supposed. What followed is at present a mystery, whether Thomson was drowned or died from some other cause being unknown. He was a good swimmer and the night was calm so that if the canoe upset he could easily have reached shore. When found his arms were clasped tightly around the seat of the craft. The body was partly submerged and blood had oozed from the nostrils. Some of the medical men are of the opinion that he took poison as well as the girl and that in his paroxysm the canoe upset. As already stated Miss McKechnie herself first saw the messenger who brought the news of her love’s death. She uttered shriek after shriek and then insisted on being left alone, and when a few moments later her mother went to her, she was dead. She was a member of Knox Church, South London, about 27 years old, and quite handsome.


BEASLEY - (Toronto) While bathing in the Don above the Winchester bridge yesterday afternoon, a lad named Charles Fox, of 8 Oxford Avenue, saw on the river bank a suit of clothes. He got out of the water to look at them and was horrified by noticing a little way off from there, the nude body of a young man floating near the river bank. He brought the body to shore and notified the police at No 4 station. The body was identified as that of Albert Beasley, a lad of 16 who lived at 187 Eastern avenue. Beasley left his house on Sunday afternoon and his parents heard nothing of him until his dead body was brought home in the patrol wagon. It is thought that while bathing he took cramps and was drowned.


July 4, 1894


HOGAN - Died on the mountain, July 3, Mary Rose Hogan, third daughter of the late J. H. Hogan, Esq. Funeral from her mother’s residence, 79 Park street north, Thursday morning, at 8:30 o’clock

to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice.


WATERS - Died on Monday July 2, at Lowville, N.Y,. Elford Ernest, youngest son of Albert M. and Jennie Waters of this city , 5 years, 4 months, and 17 days.

Mrs. Waters of this city went to Lowville, N. Y. to spend the summer holidays with relatives. News has just been received that one of the children, Elford Ernest, about being in his 6th year, died of diphtheria last Monday and that the remains have been interred in Lowville.


PITTS - Fred Pitts, a Canadian from Welland, employed as a deck hand on the Steamer “Huntress”, was drowned yesterday morning while bathing off Grand Island near Buffalo.


BURGESS - (Bowmanville) Yesterday a drowning accident occurred at Tyrone, a village seven miles north of the town, by which a lad , aged 14 years, son of Joseph Burgess, lost his life. He, in company with some others, was on a raft and jumped off to swim, and it is supposed was seized with cramps. None of his companions could render any assistance and it was two hours before the body was recovered, the pond having to be drained off for that purpose.


July 5, 1894


WILSON - (Jerseyville) The funeral of Thomas Wilson which took place on Monday, July 2, was very largely attended. Mr. Wilson was a young man, highly esteemed in the vicinity. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Yorkston, the new Baptist minister, who preached a practical and appropriate service for the occasion. Rev. Mr. Miller was also present.


HARRISON - (Milton) The funeral of the widow of the late Richard Harrison, took place on Tuesday from her son’s residence on the town line to the new cemetery.

RUSHEND, PRIESTE - (Kamloops ) The boiler of the steamer “Queen” exploded yesterday in North Thompson river, twelve miles north of here, and the craft was blown to pieces. Eight men were on board the boat. Fireman Joseph Rushend and the cook, Joseph Prieste, were instantly killed and nothing could be found of their bodies. Captain Ritchie was seriously scalded, cut, and bruised. Engineer Martin was badly cut. The other four men on board escaped with slight injuries.


R OUSE - (Caistorville) J. Rouse, after a long and severe illness, died on June 28, and was buried on the following Sunday. There was a very large funeral, the services being conducted by our pastor, Mr. Cook, with assistance by Mr. Asher.


LEEMING - (Glanford) The wife of Braithwaite Leeming died very suddenly on Wednesday of last week. She had been poorly but had become so well that she was sitting up, when she was suddenly seized and died in a few minutes. Heart disease is supposed cause of death. She was a woman highly beloved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her loss.


GAGE - (Oshawa) Last evening Mrs. George Gage was about town in her usual health. In the evening she was at the merry-go-round near the Queens’s Hotel and took a ride. Her position was such that she was riding backward and it was noticed that she appeared ill at ease. The manager suggested that she change her position when she complained of feeling faint. After the ride she left and when she reached her home was taken ill. In an hour she was dead. Heart disease is assigned as the cause of death. She was not quite 24 years of age and leaves four young children.


RICHARDSON, RILEY - (Toronto) On Monday, two little boys, Freddie Richardson, aged 10, and Thomas Riley, aged 11, left their homes on Niagara street for the exhibition grounds where the public school games were being held. They did not return and yesterday the fathers of the children found their bodies just outside the southern fence of the horse ring. They had suffered death by lightning during the storm on Monday evening. From all appearances they must have been seated on the fence when struck, for one of the fence posts is splintering and broken. They fell off the fence into the long grass which completely hid the bodies. When found the bodies were lying face downward, one on top of the other and presented a most sickening sight. The bolt had struck Richardson on the right side of the head, tearing away the scalp. The lightning passed through the body, coming out at the thigh and ankle. His trousers were torn away and his shoe was in pieces. Riley had evidently been struck on the left shoulder and the current passed right down the body, breaking a heavy leather boot. Examination showed that several of the older child’s ribs were broken. Upon the discovery of the bodies the patrol wagon was telephoned for and they were removed to McCabe’s undertaking establishment, 268 Queen street west, where the remains were prepared for burial. The fathers of the deceased lads had kept up a continual search since Monday evening. They had searched High Park four times and the vicinity of where the bodies were found as many times more. When they found the bodies, decomposition had set in and the remains were scarcely recognizable. Coroner Orr thought an inquest unnecessary.


BEST - Robert Best, an old resident of Niagara, died yesterday aged eighty.


MIDDLETON - Charles Middleton, aged 6, was killed near Wheatley yesterday by a load of logs upsetting on him.

POLLEY - Hugh Polley, an old and respected resident of Melancthon township, was killed by a fall at a barn-raising yesterday.


July 6, 1894


PRIESTLAND - Died in this city, on July 6, Harry, youngest son of Harry and Emily Priestland, aged 5 months and 26 days. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 49 Caroline street north, on Saturday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please attend.


JONES - Died on 6th instant, Annie Edna, beloved daughter of Joseph and the late Agnes Jones, aged 6 months and 6 days. Funeral at 2:30 o’clock on Saturday, 7th instant.


AITCHISON - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Thomas A. Aitchison, in the 50th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, 160 Hannah street west, on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock. Friends are invited to attend.


BARDSLEY - (Winnipeg) John Bardsley, a well known farmer of Cartwright, was instantly killed by lightning yesterday.


BOYNE - George Boyne, a young man, son of the night watchman of the House of Commons, was drowned while bathing in the Ottawa river yesterday.


KIER - (Cambellford) Fred Kier, aged 14 years, son of George Kier, was killed about 3 o’clock this afternoon in his uncle’s custom carding woollen mill here by being caught in the belting while oiling, and whirled round and round the shaft. He was horribly mangled, every bone in his body being broken and his skull torn off. Young Kier was a quiet, well-behaved boy and was highly esteemed.


July 7, 1894


ROBINSON - Died at his late residence, 124 Catherine street south, on July 6, William Robinson, aged 75 years. Funeral from above address, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCDONALD - (Woodstock) Hector McDonald, an old resident of London, was killed by a runaway accident yesterday. He had, in company with his two young sons, gone to Ingersoll to sell some hogs, and on the way home while near the C.P.R. crossing on the third concession, his horse became frightened and jumped suddenly, throwing Mr. McDonald out on the road, one of the wheels of the wagon passing over him. He was taken home as quickly as possible and medical aid summoned, but notwithstanding all that could be done for him, he died. He leaves a widow and six children.


July 9, 1894


MARTIN - Died on July 8, at her husband’s residence, 410 Hunter street west, Joanna, beloved wife of Andrew Martin, in her 35th year. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this notice.


MIGHTON - Died at his late residence, Mountain avenue, on Sunday, 18th July, 1894, William A. Mighton, aged 45 years. Funeral private this afternoon.

W. A. Mighton of the Hamilton Coffee and Spice Mills died yesterday. He had been ill six weeks. Inflammation of the brain was the cause of death. The deceased was 45 years old. He leaves a wife and four children.


WILLIAMS - Died suddenly on Sunday, July 8, 1894, at her late residence, No 134 Catherine street south, in this city, Katharine, widow of Charles F. Williams, and mother of Mrs. E. D. Cahill. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10th instant, from the above address. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Williams, 134 Catherine street south, died very suddenly early yesterday morning. She was apparently in good health when her son left the house on Saturday night. On his return Mr. Williams found his mother in a chair. She was attired in her night clothes. She complained of being ill and was put to bed. Drs. White and Rodgers were called and did all in their power to save the patient’s life, but she died about 5 o’clock Sunday morning. For some time Mrs. Williams suffered from heart trouble and it was believed that was the cause of death.


SMITH - Died on July 9, Jessie May, infant daughter of George and Charlotte Smith, aged 3 months and 21 days. Funeral from Daniel Barker’s residence, 75 Burlington street west, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BURNETT - J. Burnett, president of the Montreal Stock Exchange, died yesterday, aged 52.


THOMPSON - The seven-year-old son of John Thompson of Avondale Park, near Glencoe, Ontario, was on Saturday kicked on the head by a colt and instantly killed.


HAGGERTY - (Algoma) A somewhat mysterious drowning accident occurred about 7:30 this evening. A little boy while crossing the river bridge near the railway station, observed a man named Thomas Haggerty struggling in the water below, but before he could render any assistance, the man had sunk. The body has been recovered and an inquest will be held to-morrow. Haggerty was about

35 years of age and leaves a wife to mourn his loss.


RITCHIE - (St. Thomas) While the 12-month-old child of D. H. Ritchie of Rodney was playing on the second storey it rolled through a window and falling twenty feet to the ground below, crushed its skull and died in a few hours.


July 10, 1894


GRAY- Died in this city, on July10, Robert Gray, conductor G.T.R. aged 45 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 141 Bay street north, on Thursday, July 12, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation,

Robert Gray, who for years was a conductor on the Grand Trunk running between here and Toronto, died this morning, at his residence, 114 Bay street north. He had been ill for two years and he suffered considerably during that time, death was welcome. Brain trouble was the cause of death.

The deceased was one of the most popular conductors on the road. He leaves a wife and three children.. He was a member of Doris Lodge, A.F., A.M..; Red Cross Lodge, K of R, I.O.G.T; Burlington Encampment, Camp Hamilton; Maple Leaf Court, A.O.F.; Gore Lodge, A.O.U.W.;and the Brotherhood Of Railroad Conductors. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon.


THORNTON - Died in this city, on the10th instant, Margaret N., beloved wife of James Thornton, aged 34 years. Funeral from husband’s residence, 54 Florence street, on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MASON - John Mason, long a resident of London, died yesterday, aged 73.


July 11, 1894


THOMAS - Victor Thomas, one of Winnipeg’s best known pioneers, died on Monday.


CLARKE - (Owen Sound) A four- year- old boy, the son of a west side resident, named Clarke, fell into the river about eight o’clock tonight between the pile work and a scow, and was drowned. The child struck the wharf in falling and did not come to the surface, The body was afterward recovered by a diver.


July 12, 1894


DAVIS - Died at the family residence, 92 East avenue south, on Wednesday, July 11, Nancy, wife of Samuel Davis, in the 73rd year of her age. Funeral Friday, 13th at 3 p.m. Private.


SHIPMAN - Died at Brockville, on July10, J. F. Shipman, father of Mrs. W. J. Waugh of Hamilton.


ROY- Died in this city, July12, Janet, beloved wife of James Roy, aged 28 years. Funeral from her husband’s residence, 27 Smith Avenue on Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PARGETER - Died at his daughter’s residence, no.107 King street west, on Wednesday July 11, Elijah Pargeter, a native of Staffordshire, England, in his 83rd year. Funeral private. Interment at Port Perry, Ontario.


REID - Mrs. Nicholas Reid died near Belleville yesterday, aged ninety-one.


July 13, 1894


STEVENSON - Died on July 13, at 36 Elgin street, Verna Isabell, infant daughter of Hugh H. and Annie Stevenson, aged 6 months. Funeral private.


BATEMAN - (Madoc) John Bateman, a retired farmer living in this village for the past year, fell off a chair and broke his neck while whitewashing a room in his house. He died in a few minutes.


CRAWFORD - (Paris) A young man named Jacob Crawford, a carpenter, while cutting logs with a steam sawing machine, met with instant death. It appears he was placing a plank on the table which feeds the saw and was caught in the belt and hurled across the saw which severed his head from his body, at the same time cutting off one of his legs and arms off. He leaves a wife and four children.


BEER - (St. John, N.B.) A drowning accident occurred to-day at Clifton, a pleasant resort on the Kennebecassis, some fifteen miles from the city. A number of ladies and gentlemen were bathing in the stream near the hotel when two girls, Miss Lucy Beer, daughter of W. H. Beer of this city, and Miss Schofield, her cousin, got beyond their depth. Two young men in a boat went down to the spot and rescued Miss Schofield alive, but Miss Beer, who had been ten minutes in the water, could not be resuscitated.


RUTHERFORD - John Rutherford, a farmer of Beverly, was killed last evening by a bull. Mr. Rutherford was 80 years old and a very heavy man, weighing about 250 pounds. A vicious bull had been tied in a field in the rear of the barn, and Mr. Rutherford’s two sons were loading hay in an adjoining field. They saw their father in the barn and noticing that the bull had broken loose, they shouted to Mr. Rutherford not to come out. Not hearing or not heading the warning, Mr. Rutherford entered the field an the bull immediately rushed upon him, goring him in a fearful manner in the abdomen. The two young men sprang to the rescue and plying their pitchforks vigorously, drove the beast away before he inflicted further injury. But it was too late. Fatal mischief had been done. Mr. Rutherford was carried into the house and a doctor telephoned for. When the medical man arrived in an hour he could do nothing. Mr. Rutherford bled to death and expired in a few minutes after the arrival of the doctor. A year ago it was proposed to get rid of the bull who was growing vicious, but Mr. Rutherford decided to keep him for another year.

For forty years Mr. Rutherford has been a well known figure in the vicinity of Rockton, He leaves a widow and a grown-up family of five.


July 14, 1894


VIPOND - On Thursday afternoon a man named Tice Vipond of Ancaster, while working on a big barn on the Holstein farm, fell to the ground, a distance of 40 feet. He was fatally injured and died shortly afterward.


BALDWIN - The death took place on Thursday, at Deer Park, Toronto, of Dr. W. A. Baldwin, widely known in the profession in Ontario. He was a nephew of Hon. Robert Baldwin.


FITZSIMMONS - W. Fitzsimmons, postmaster of Brockville, died yesterday in the 74th year of his age. He was the first Mayor of Brockville elected by a popular vote and held the position for eight years.


BRONSKILL - (Toronto) A sickening and fatal accident occurred on Carlan avenue yesterday evening about six o’clock by which the three-year-old son of William Bronskill met his death, The little fellow was playing on the roadway with a number of other children when a delivery wagon came rushing along at a very rapid rate. The child noticed the approaching rig, but stood confused and motionless right in the wagon’s path. The horse, despite the efforts of the driver, knocked the little fellow down and the wheels of the wagon passed directly over his head. The skull was crushed like an egg shell. Death was instantaneous. The body was picked up and carried to the father’s house. Doctors were summoned who declared that the little fellow, David by name, had died instantaneously.


LOWE - (Toronto) A fatal accident occurred in the railway yards at the foot of Tecumseh street by which David Lowe, a section man on the Grand Trunk, lost his life. Lowe was a foreman in the company’s employ and was directing the work. He was standing on the track and did not observe a shunting train backing down on him. The car struck him and threw him heavily to the ground across the track. A heavily laden freight car passed over the unfortunate man’s body, almost severing the legs from the trunk. The train was stopped immediately and Lowe was lifted from the track in a dying condition. The ambulance received a hurried call and proceeded to the scene with all possible haste. It arrived too late, however, for Lowe was dead. He never regained consciousness. Coroner Johnson was immediately notified and he has issued a warrant for an inquest which will be held to-night.


July 16, 1894


WILLMORE - Died at Florence, Mass., on July 15, Anna, beloved wife of Alfred Willmore, formerly of this city, aged 54 years. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Henry Albins, 323 East avenue north, on Tuesday at 3 p.m.


ESHLEYBY - (Ingersoll) A well know farmer named John Eshleyby, who has lived for many years in North Oxford, just north of this place, while shingling the roof of a barn, fell to the ground and sustained such injuries as to cause his death yesterday. Deceased was 73 years of age.


BROWN - (Whitby) A fatal and shocking accident occurred just north of Columbus yesterday near noon through which Major William Brown of the 34th Battalion met his death by a ball from his own rifle. He was going to help with some hay on his farm in Reach township, and being bothered with groundhogs, he proposed taking his gun to get rid of some of them. His gun being at a neighbour’s at the time, he went to the armory, taking an Enfield rifle instead. A few days ago he received from Ottawa a box of cartridges, three packages of which were found underneath his buckboard. The occurrence happened in the driving shed adjoining the house and the position in which the body was found indicates that he was sitting on a box when the rifle was discharged. The ball entered the left breast taking an upward course, passing through the heart, coming out near the left shoulder blade, and burying itself in some of the compartments of the shed. The circumstances show that the affair was purely accidental.


WALKER - (Port Colborne) The body of Albert Walker, 17 years of age, was found drowned at Port Dover Piers early this morning from the steamer “City of Owen Sound” and arrived here by the “Dolphin” this evening and was taken to his home in Humberstone where his parents live.


July 17, 1894


KIELLY - (Toronto) George W. Kielly, one of the wealthiest citizens of Toronto and who with Sir Frank Smith was a principal owner of the old street railway company, was found dead in bed at his residence on Jarvis street at 6 o’clock this morning. He was downtown last evening and in his usual health. He had been ailing the last couple of years, but was not considered seriously ill. He was about 55 years of age. Heart disease was the cause of death.


MOORE - (Toronto) A lad named Moore was drowned in the bay at the foot of Peter street this morning. He was picking up driftwood and while doing so picked up a board owned by a man in the vicinity. He chased the boy who sprang on a boom and was upset and drowned.


HAWKINS - (Chatham) At 10 o’clock last night Bishop Walter Hawkins, the venerable superintendent of the British Methodist Episcopal church, was struck with paralysis at his residence, 261 Wellington street east. The bishop attended the general conference now in progress in this city, three services, At the evening service he spoke briefly. After returning home he sat down in his armchair to rest. Having occasion to use his keys later in the evening, he proceeded to put his hand into his pocket to find them. At that moment a sudden weakness seized him and almost instantly he sank back prostrated and became unconscious. Dr. Hall was summoned and pronounced the attack paralysis. Very soon the house in which the venerable clergyman lay was thronged with anxious friends, and when the sad intelligence was announced that the stroke was probably a fatal one, there was a universal manifestation of genuine sorrow and sympathy. To-night enquiry at the residence yielded the information that the stroke had proved fatal. Bishop Hawkins’s advanced age - on the 10th of May he celebrated his 86th anniversary - was against the probability of his recovery. All the citizens of Chatham in common with those of every other community in which he is known, both on this continent and in England, held the venerable coloured clergyman in the highest respect and the news that he has been stricken down will be learned of everywhere with the profoundest regret.

Walter Hawkins was born in Georgetown, Maryland, a slave, the son of negro slave parents. He raised himself from the condition of a southern bondman to the exalted position of bishop of the British Methodist Episcopal church in Canada. He first filled the various subordinate positions in that connection. The bishopric becoming vacant by the retirement of Bishop Disney, the Rev. Mr. Hawkins was appointed in 1886 as bishop for a term of four years and gave such general satisfaction in his new capacity that he was re-elected in 1890. Before this remarkable man, who was born and spent over a quarter of a century as a slave, was well out of slavery, he laboured incessantly to free his fellow creatures from the bondage of sin and his success is attributable to untiring zeal and an unusual degree of sincerity, and the rich pathos of his simple eloquence, as attested by the confidence of his people in twice electing as their bishop one than whom none better fitted for this post of honour could be found.


July 19, 1894

VANKOUGHNET-(Ottawa) A private cable received here to-day announces the sudden death in Ireland from heart failure of Laurence Vankoughnet, late deputy superintendent-general of Indian affairs. Mr. Vankoughnet has been in ill for some time and was placed on the retired list on that account, but it was not thought that he was in any immediate danger. Deceased was a son of the late Hon. P.Vankoughnet, M.C.L., of Cornwall, Ontario, at which place he was born on October 7, 1836. He was educated at Cornwall grammar school and Trinity College, Toronto. He entered the civil service in 1861 as a junior clerk in the Indian office and was promoted to the position of deputy superintendent in May, 1880.


CARLISLE (St. Catharines) - A telegram was received here late this announcing the death by drowning of W. A. Carlisle at Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. Deceased was formerly a member of the firm of Carlisle Bros. and Co. in this city and about two years ago went to the Soo with Messrs S Dunbar and Sullivan who had a large contract at the Sault Ste. Marie canal works. It appears from the dispatch that he was riding along the canal on his bicycle when he fell from his wheel into the water. The body was soon recovered but although every effort was made to bring him back to consciousness, it was without avail.


CHOINAR -Willie Choinar, aged 8 years was drowned off Gilmour’s dock in Trenton on Tuesday.


TALBOT - (Windsor) Pierre Talbot of McGregor was fatally injured by a falling limb of a tree while in the woods with his sons yesterday. His death occurred before he could be removed to his home. He was about 60 years of age and leaves a widow and eighteen children of whom twelve are at home.


July 20, 1894

SPRINGATE - Died in this city, on Thursday, July 19, William Wild, youngest son of John Springate, aged 9 years and 6 months. Funeral from his grandmother’s residence, 99 Ray street south, on Sunday, at 4.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WILKINSON - Died at Chicago, on Thursday, 19th instant, Jessie, beloved wife of Samuel J. Wilkinson, and second daughter of the late Peter Barr. Funeral from the residence of R. Wallace Young, 118 East avenue south, on Sunday at 3.30 p.m.


MCLEOD - Malcolm McLeod, one of the earliest settlers of the North-West, is dead at Edmonton.


SPILLMAN - (Vancouver) Another sad drowning accident is added to the number which have already occurred in the province this summer. Miss Spillman, aged 16 years, and her brother, aged 12, were warned by Mr. Dalgleish at Jericho, three miles from Vancouver, not to bathe at this point as it was dangerous. They ran laughing past him, plunged in, and were swept away by the treacherous under-current before aid could reach them. The recovered bodies have not been recovered. The Spillman family came from Ontario and the young people were widely known.


July 21, 1894

HART - (Cornwall) A sad and somewhat peculiar fatality occurred at Northfield whereby William E. Hart of this town lost his life. The young lad who was visiting his grandfather was riding on a load of hay with his uncles when the wheel of the wagon struck a stone as they were driving upon a small bridge and tilted the load so that young lad fell off into the creek. The load of hay, rack, and all followed on top of the boy. There was about a foot of water in the creek and the unfortunate little fellow was drowned or smothered before his uncles could remove enough hay to reach him.


MELVILLE - Mrs. John S. Melville, of Midland, Ontario, was found drowned in the bay there yesterday morning.


MOODY - (Cooksville) Lizzie Moody, wife of William Moody, who has been somewhat deranged since the Williams murder, died suddenly here today. She was at her work at nine o’clock and died at 10:30. It was thought at Cooksville that the incident might have bearing on the MacWherell case. So Mr.Robinette was immediately telegraphed for and came at once and interviewed the doctor and others who were in attendance at her death with the result that Mr. Robinette discovered the symptoms of death resembled those caused by poison. Crown Attorney McFadden was communicated with and will be on the ground to-morrow morning when an inquest and post mortem examination will be held. No poison was found in the house except some”rough on rats”. The dead woman’s arms are yet drawn to her breast and several other things denote either suicide or foul play.


July 23 1894

DONOHOE -Died in this city on July 22, William Francis, eldest son of Thomas and Mary Jane Donohoe in the 12 th year of his age. Funeral from his grandfather’s residence, 42 Wentworth street north ,Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

BERTRAM - Died at his late residence, No 43 Chatham street, on Monday, 23rd July, James Bertram, aged 52 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Despondent because of his failure to get work, James Bertram deliberately committed suicide this morning. His dead body was found in a woodshed by his wife. Some time ago Bertram worked at Tuckett’s factory, but for several months past he had no employment. He lived in a one-storey frame house, 43 Chatham street, in the southwest part of the city. Although down-hearted because he could not get work, Bertram never hinted at suicide. Without disturbing his wife he got up about four o’clock this morning. When Mrs. Bertram woke up she wondered where her husband was, but she was not alarmed as she never dreamed he would kill himself. After dressing herself she went to the woodshed about twenty yards from the house. There she found the dead body of her husband in a pool of blood. Beside the body was a homemade dagger which was the instrument used by Bertram. He was determined to make a good job of it and plunged the dagger into his heart. He had been dead some time when Mrs. Bertram found the body. The dagger was made of a small file and was very sharp.

The police were notified and Detective MacKenzie and Constable Wark went to the house.

They telephoned to Coroner White who after making an investigation decided that it was a clear case of suicide and that it would be unnecessary to hold an inquest.

The deceased was 52 years old and had lived in Hamilton a number of years. Mrs. Bertram is his second wife and he has no children. He was a member of Gore Lodge, A.O.U.W.


GORDON - Elizabeth Gordon, an English girl, 22 years of age, died rather suddenly at Elsinore on Friday. The cause of death was the bursting of an internal tumour.


BROWN - Dr. L. W. Brown, of Beachville, one of Oxford county’s oldest practitioners, is dead.


BULLER - Charles E. Buller, of Thamesville was drowned while bathing at Morpeth yesterday. He leaves a widow and one child.


WILKINSON - Anthony Wilkinson, a young unmarried man, was drowned in Toronto bay at the foot of Church street yesterday morning while bathing there.


July 24, 1894


MCLAREN - Died at his residence, Waterdown, on July 24, 1894, John McLaren, in his 87th year. Funeral on Wednesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.


HAGER - The death is announced in Montreal of Ex-Ald. Charles Hager at the age of 75 years.


YATES - (Brantford) One of Brantford’s richest and most prominent citizens passed away on Sunday in the person of Henry Yates, aged 73 years. Mr. Yates was brought out some forty years ago to this country by C. J. Brydges, the managing director of the Great Western Railway of Canada, receiving the appointment of chief locomotive superintendent and mechanical engineer of the whole line. In 1857, he entered into an arrangement with Capt. Barlow who was sent out to Canada as chief engineer and managing director to complete the Buffalo and Lake Huron Railway, receiving the position of their chief mechanical superintendent and engineer for the maintenance of the permanent way and the whole of the works between Buffalo and Goderich. In 1861, Sir Edward Watkin came to Canada and became president of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada when he was offered and accepted the appointment of chief engineer of the whole of the railway and its branches which position he held until 1866. Afterward he was engaged more or less as engineer and contractor for and on the works of the Grand Trunk Railway from 1880 to 1886. The Michigan Airline was surveyed, located, and completed under his active supervision as chief engineer. Since then he had not been actively engaged except in consultation and advice afforded to those interested in the railways of Canada. Mr. Yates had travelled extensively through Europe, Egypt, and other parts of the world. He was the inventor of several important and profitable patents applied in locomotive engines and other railway plant. He was a heavy stockholder in several of Canada’s foremost financial institutions and it is believed will leave an estate of some $750,000. His widow and three sons, Herbert, Wynn, and Dr. Yates, survive him.


USSHER - (Toronto) Charles H. Usher, a son of J.F.C. Ussher, deputy provincial registrar was drowned in the lake about one and a half miles south of the shore of Mimico yesterday morning. Mr. Ussher with his brother, John F.H., and two other young men named Meredith Kitson, son of G.R.W. Kitson of Montreal, and Edmund Cape, son of John Cape, customs officer at Hamilton, had been cruising on the 21-foot yacht “Rover” for a week past. They started from Burlington village on Tuesday and ran along the south shore for two or three days, going as far as Wilson, N.Y. The party then came back to Port Dalhousie and leaving there on Sunday morning sailed round the lake passing Hamilton and Grimsby and reaching the city at midnight Sunday. At 7 o’clock yesterday morning the young men again set out for Burlington. At about nine o’clock when some distance from Mimico, the painter of the dingy parted. The yacht was immediately run up the wind and young Ussher partly stripped and jumped into the lake for the purpose of holding the boat as owing to the heavy sea it was drifting away. Not the slightest fear for Ussher was entertained by his companions, he being a strong swimmer. The yacht was put about with the intention of following the young man. This was successfully done, but to the horror of the party, the young man disappeared beneath the waves when the yacht was but 25 yards off. The supposition that Ussher was seized with cramps is the only way to explain the mishap. Then an effort was made to secure the dingy. When the yacht got close to the boat, Kitson jumped into it, but was struck by a wave and knocked overboard. Ussher, the surviving brother, however, happened to be standing in the bow of the yacht and promptly caught hold of Kitson’s wrist and thereby saved his life, pulling him into the yacht as the wave passed. The young men had the utmost trouble managing the yacht owing to the strong wind and heavy sea and with great difficulty reached Port Credit, two and a half miles distant where the melancholy news was telegraphed to Ussher’s parents who live in the city. Young Ussher was 20 years of age and was formerly employed by J. Kay, Son & Co., carpet merchants. He had many friends in this city. An effort will be made to recover the body.


July 25, 1894


UNSWORTH - Died, Muriel Dagmere Unsworth, youngest child of Harry and Elizabeth Unsworth, aged 5 months and 1 day. Funeral on Thursday, July 26, at 3 o’clock.


SMITH - J. Murray Smith, local manager of the Bank of Toronto, at Montreal, died suddenly this morning at his summer residence, Beaurepare.


SCOTT - A little son of John Scott, 150 Macaulay street, was injured some days ago by falling from his sister’s arms. Concussion of the brain resulted and the child died.


FINZEY - Henry Finzey, of Ridgetown, was struck and killed by a Grand Trunk train near that town yesterday. He had fallen asleep on the track.


BALKWILL - William Balkwill, aged 21, son of Isaac Balkwill, was drowned at Port Stanley yesterday. He missed his footing and fell into the water while stepping from the dock to a scow.


SHANNON - Samuel Shannon and his daughter were drowned near Pembroke on Monday. The girl got beyond her depth while bathing and the father tried to save her with the result that both were drowned.


July 26, 1894


SNARDELL- Died at Greensville, On Wednesday, July 25, Joseph Snardell, J.P. and late reeve of West Flamborough, aged 71ears. Funeral will take place on Friday at 3 p.m. to Bullock’s Corners. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Joseph Snardell, J.P. one of the best known residents of West Flamborough died last evening at an advanced age of 71. He had been gradually failing in health for several years past, having suffered from asthma and a complication of diseases which finally wasted his naturally vigorous frame. Mr. Snardell was an Englishman and he came to Canada about forty years ago and settled in West Flamborough. For many years he was clerk of the township council and took a leading place as a public man. In 1886 he was elected reeve of the township and represented the municipality in the county council during 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, and 1890. He was exceedingly well posted in municipal affairs and took a leading part in the council debates. He was a well read man and his exceptional business capacity and ability made him a valuable representative of the township. The deceased leaves a widow and three sons. The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased at Greensville on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.


ROUSSEAUX - Died in at Windsor on Wednesday, July 25, Margaret Ann Ryckman, daughter of the late Major Rousseaux, aged 74 years. Funeral to-morrow (Friday) at 2 o’clock p.m. to St. Peter’s church, Barton, from William Rousseaux’s residence, 93 Ferguson avenue south.


SNIDER - Elgin Snider was drowned while bathing in the Grand River near Brantford.


DRAPER - (Toronto) Major Francis Collier Draper died at 4:20 o’clock yesterday morning at 100

 Patrick street of the most fatal of maladies. He had been attended by Dr. J.C. Hall of Jarvis street Major Draper was a sufferer for many years from general ill health and vainly sought relief in travel abroad. He became seriously ill about a week ago. He was in his 58th year, having been born about March 5, 1837, and was the youngest son of the late Chief Justice William Henry Draper, C.B. He was educated at old Upper Canada College and then went to Troy, N.Y. and took a course in the VanRenneslaer Institute of Engineering. Ere long he manifested an interest in the legal profession and during his attention to law he passed a creditable course after a training in the office of the late John Crawford who was later Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario and began to practise in Kingston, afterward moving to Toronto. He entered the old Victoria Rifles, now the Queen’s. Own, during the Trent affair and rose to the rank of Captain, retiring as major after a period of service. On the appointment of Lieut.-Col, Price as warden of the Central Prison, Major Draper was chosen as his successor and chief of police. He joined the force on January 16, 1874. He was succeeded on December1, 1874 by Lt.-Col Grasset. He was succeeded on December 1, 1886. by Lt.-Col. Grasset. Major Draper was married twice, first to Mary, daughter of the late Thomas Barnes of Toronto, and afterward to Elsie, the widow of the late Henry Routh of Hamilton, who with one daughter, is left to mourn his decease.

July 27, 1894


BRANDON - Died in this city, on July 26, Minnie, youngest daughter of George and Adia Brandon, aged 5 months and 21 days. Funeral from the parents’ residence, 174 East Avenue north, on Saturday, July 28, at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HANLEY - Patrick Hanley, a bricklayer who lived at 355 John street north, was fatally injured by a fall from a building this morning. Hanley was employed in making alterations to a building on Wellington street, owned by Patrick Hateman. The building is being raised another storey. The stone sill had been placed in position and Hanley was at work on it. The sill gave way and the unfortunate man fell to the ground below, a distance of twenty-five feet. He was unconscious when he was picked up. His skull was fractured and his face crushed in. He fell on some broken stone and bricks on the ground, and the stone sill struck him on the head. Hanley was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital where he was attended by Doctors McCabe and Leslie. He died three hours after the accident. The deceased was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and several children.


HIBBETT - (London) G.R. Hibbett of Toronto, traveller for Joseph Douse, law stationers of that city, who has been staying at the Grigg house here for the past few days, was found dead in his room this morning. It is a clear case of suicide as the transom was found tightly closed and the jet open. Hibbett had been drinking hard and yesterday afternoon when one of the bell boys went to his room in response to a call, he found the gas turned on and called Hibbett’s attention to the fact. An inquest will be held this afternoon.


July 27, 1894


DINEEN - John Dineen, an elderly Toronto man, was run down by a trolley yesterday morning, receiving injuries which caused his death last evening.


RIDDLE - Agnes Riddle, the 6-year-old daughter of John Riddle, engineer at the G.T.R. pumphouse at Dunnville, was drowned in the canal at that town. She was playing on the pier and accidentally fell into the water.


July 28, 1894


FERGUSON - While repairing a fence at Castleford, Renfrew County, R. Ferguson, a wealthy farmer, was struck by lightning and instantly killed.


TAYLOR - Died in Galt, on July 27, Michael Taylor, formerly of Barton, aged 90 years, 5 months and 2 days. Funeral on Sunday, at 4 o’clock.


July 30, 1894


EMBERSON - Died in this city, on July 29, James, youngest son of Alfred and Ellen Emberson, aged 17 years. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 237 King William Street, on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Yesterday James Emberson, son of Alfred Emberson, 237 King William Street, died after a short illness of inflammation of the brain. The boy was kicked in the head by a horse some years ago and never fully recovered from the effects.


ROBBINS - (Penetang) A very sad accident happened on the railway track about four miles south of here about one o’clock yesterday. Joseph Robbins, a labourer who is very deaf, was walking on the track when the engine of the mail train struck him, throwing him about forty feet and landing him in the ditch with one leg and both arms broken and spine injuries and the skull crushed in on one side. The train backed up and the hands picked him up and carried him to the baggage car and brought him to the station where Dr. Spohn, Grand Trunk Railway physician, was soon in attendance. He was driven out to his father’s place. When struck he had a cat in his arms and a dog leading with a chain. Neither was injured. The doctor thinks that his injuries will prove fatal.


OMELIA - (Hastings) While P. Omelia, an old resident of Percy township, was at work raking hay on his farm last Thursday, two miles south of the village, the horse attached to the rake ran away and threw Mr. Omelia. The teeth of the machine drew him along the ground some distance. Though cut and bruised, his injuries did not appear to be severe and it was not until Friday night that they assumed a serious aspect and he gradually grew worse and died on Saturday.


TAYLOR - (Galt) At a little past noon on Friday, Michael Taylor passed away in the 91st year of his age after an illness extending over a period of five weeks. The deceased was born in the township of Barob, Wentworth County, on February 25, 1804, and resided there continuously up to 1882 when he removed to Galt in order to be near his sons who came here some years previously. Mr. Taylor followed the occupation of farming until increasing infirmity compelled him to retire. He was thrice married, surviving his third wife by about five weeks. In religion Mr. Taylor was a devoted Methodist, having been connected with that body for nearly seventy years, during most of which time e held official positions. He was a steward in the Galt church p till a few years ago when his advanced years rendered it advisable for him to relinquish the office. His former home at Barton was a favourite stopping place of the old Methodist circuit riders in the days when settled pastors were almost unknown and the only preaching services were on the occasional visits of those pioneer preachers. In politics the deceased was an active Liberal and never lost an opportunity of casting his vote for the candidate of that party. Before his removal to Galt he always took an active interest in the election campaign and even since coming here, he kept himself well posted on current political affairs though of course unable to take any active part. He is survived by twp daughters and two sons; namely, Miss Taylor, at home; Mrs. VanEvery of Indianapolis, Ind;

John W. and George H. of Galt. Two daughter and three sons have pre-deceased him. As stated above, his third wife expired very suddenly on June 18 last, since which time Mr. Taylor has been confined to his bed. Though somewhat distressed by his lengthy illness, he passed away quietly and peacefully, his last hours undisturbed by suffering.


July 31, 1894


HYDE - Drowned in Hamilton Bay, on July 30, Eddie W. Hyde, aged 18 years and 2 months. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. from the family residence, 18 Cheever street. Friends will please accept this intimation.

About 8 o’clock last evening, Eddie W. Hyde, aged 18, left his father’s residence to go th the bay to bathe in company with two companions. They went out on the Northern & northwestern wharf and as soon as Hyde had his clothes off, he jumped off the wharf. The water is eight or nine feet deep at that point, a fact that was evidently unknown to Hyde because he could not swim. He began splashing about and calling out, but his friends thought he was only pretending to be in difficulty. Before they realized that he was in tragic earnest, the unfortunate lad sank and did not come to the surface again. The other boys went for assistance and the body was recovered within an hour afterward but life was extinct. The body was taken to the residence of his father, E. W. Hyde, 18 Cheever street. The deceased was an employee in the Sawyer-Massey works. He was a bright promising boy and his friends are naturally heart-broken at his untimely death. He held an official position in Wentworth Presbyterian Sunday school and was a most popular young fellow in church circles.

One of his companions, a young man named Sweeney, told the police that before getting into the water, Hyde said it it would be his first dip in two years. Sweeney jumped right in after him and Hyde clutched him, nearly dragging him down. He broke away with difficulty. Dr. Mackelcan was notified by the police and visited the house this morning when he decided that no inquest was necessary.


SHANNON - (Kingston) While Mr. and Mrs. Shannon were sitting at their residence on the shore of Alumette Lake, four miles from Pembroke, their little daughter, eight years old, was enjoying a bath in the creek. Suddenly she cried out in terror for her father to come to her. He sprang to the shore, jumped in to attempt to grasp the child. But almost immediately he disappeared under the water. He fell into a hole caused by the sand being washed up on the shore. Father and daughter were drowned. He was 35 years of age and leaves a widow and boy.


LANDRY - (Chatham) Joseph Landry, who was injured in a scuffle with Benjamin Snell on Siddy farm in Harwich on Friday last, died this morning at 3 o’clock. At 9 o’clock today an inquest was held at the hospital. A jury was empanelled and viewed the body and the inquest was adjourned to resume this evening. The deceased was a man of 57 years and as far as known has no relatives in the neighbourhood. The results of the post mortem this morning disclosed the fact that death was caused by inflammation, but whether the inflammation was caused by a bruise or from other causes had not yet been decided.


MORROW - (Russell) The house of T. R. Morrow of this place was struck by lightning yesterday and Mr. Morrow was killed instantly. Mrs. Morrow, who was downstairs, after recovering somewhat, went upstairs and found the room full of smoke and saw her husband lying dead on the floor. It is supposed that Mr. Morrow was standing near the window which was smashed. He was struck on the head. A small mark about the size of a five-cent piece was observed, having the outer skin stripped off sufficiently to allow a slight oozing of the blood from the head. The current ran along the neck on the left side and down the left side of the body, reddening the skin and charring the flesh. It left his body after tearing the heavy boot off the deceased. The funeral took place today. Mrs. Morrow and child although hurt somewhat have recovered.


SHEEHY - Richard Sheehy of Peterborough was drowned on Sunday evening.


KIELY - (Toronto) A distressing and fatal accident happened at Little York yesterday morning when brakeman Thomas Kiely fell from the top of the freight cars of a moving train and lost his life. Kiely had been carrying the bell rope over the cars to the engine shortly after the train started When four cars from the locomotive, he slipped and fell to the track below. The rest of the train, some twelve cars, passed over his body which was terribly mangled. Kiely leaves a widow and two children. He was a resident of Eat Toronto.

August 1, 1894


EAST - Died at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on July 26, Nora, beloved wife of H. J. East, late of Hamilton, in the 19th year of her age.

“Tis hard to break the tender cord

When love has bound the heart.

“Tis hard, so hard, to speak the word

We must forever part.

Dearest loved one, we must lay thee

In the peaceful grave’s embrace.

But thy memory will be cherished

Till we see thy heavenly face.

By her husband


GRANT - (Sarnia) Last night Edward Grant, one of the sailors on the schooner “Aurora”, while working in the rigging, lost his hold and fell overboard in lake Huron about thirty miles above Sarnia and was drowned.. Ship at once put about and every effort made to save him, but as the night was very dark and rainy, he was lost. He was a single man and belonged to Wiarton.


HYLAND - (Kingston) This morning William Hyland, a farmer of the township of Pittsburgh, while attending horses, was kicked on the breast by one and this afternoon died from the effects of his injuries. He was about 40 years of age and leaves a widow and eight children.


BROOKS - (Toronto) News of a very tragic occurrence at Edgely, a small place in the neighbourhood of Thornhill, reached the city last night. It was stated that Miss Brooks who has been a domestic in the employ of a farmer in that vicinity for about a year past had suicided Monday by swallowing a quantity of strychnine Coroner Nelles of Thornhill was immediately communicated with and he in turn reported the facts to the County Crown Attorney Dewart. From the fact that Mr. Dewart did not immediately act in the matter, it was deduced by those who had heard of the case in the city that criminal procedures would not follow against anyone in connection with the tragedy. Corner Nelles, however, will hold an inquest and he has already all the facts at his command.


August 2, 1894


ROY - Died on August 2, at 27 Smith avenue, William James, infant son of James and the late Janet Roy, aged 6 months. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CLARK - Died on August 2, Maria E. Clark, widow of the late David Clark, Toronto, aged 81 years. Funeral at 9:45 Saturday morning from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Alexander McLagan,

360 Main street east, to the Grand Trunk depot, Stuart street, thence to Mount Pleasant cemetery, Toronto. Please omit flowers.


MARSTON, KELLER - (Eganville) On Tuesday last, July 31, a sad accident occurred at the works of the O. A. & P. S. railway in the vicinity of Barry’s Bay. A charge of dynamite exploded, instantly killing three men and injuring several others. The names of the unfortunate men are; George Marston, from Mattawa; Keller, of Palmer Rapids; the other being an Englishman, name unknown, lately out of the old country.


August 3, 1894


ORMSBY - By a most distressing accident John Ormsby, a young Irish banker, lost his life by his own hand about 8:45 last evening. The young man, who yesterday took charge of the candy store and observatory on the mountain brow just west of the incline railway station, was engaged at the time of the accident in ‘fixing up’ the place, his young wife, 24 years old, assisting him. They were cleaning some shelves and while thus at work discovered a revolver which had been left there by a former occupant. Ormsby, who had been fooling and joking with his wife, picked up the revolver without examining it, and pointing it at his head said”Well, here it is, babe.” The smile on Mrs. Ormsby’s face froze into an expression of horror when a loud report followed her husband’s words and he fell lifeless against the stairway, blood spurting from a wound in his head.

The pistol shot was heard on the road outside by a young son of ex-alderman Frank Wilkinson and he gave the alarm.


Mrs. Ormsby had at last to be taken from the corse by force and was sent to the residence of R. Russell, 235 James street south. The body of her husband was removed to Blachford’s undertaking establishment and Dr. Philp, who was notified, decided to hold an inquest. The jurors will meet at Blachford’s at 3 o’clock this afternoon.


P.C. Cruikshank who took charge of the body found in the clothes a wallet containing seven gold rings and a purse with $1.15 in silver and a paper certificate of the Argentine Republic. The revolver is an old-fashioned, five-chambered weapon called the “Ranger.” The cartridge is a 32-caliber and there were two chambers loaded. The bullet entered the right temple going through the brain and remining in the head. Death was instantaneous.

The funeral will take place from Blatchford’s and all arrangements will be made by Mrs. Russell. Young Mrs. Ormsby is prostrated with grief. She is staying with Mrs. Russell. Ormsby was about 30 years old.

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CALDWELL - (Uxbridge) John Caldwell who resides about one and a half miles west of Leaksdale was found dead in a pigpen on his premises. His wife went picking berries and left the children in his care. Returning, she found the children did not know where their father was. Mrs. Caldwell discovered him lying in the pigpen, he evidently having gone to feed the pigs and being seized with another attack of paralysis had fallen into the pen and died.


August 4, 1894


ROSS - (Teeswater) James Ross, farmer, living two and a half miles north of here was killed last night at his own gate by his horse running away and throwing him out of the buggy.


WOODCOCK - While riding on a car at Tweed yesterday, Cornelius Woodcock had his neck broken by being struck by a handle. He leaves a widow and large family.


August 7, 1894


BALE - Died in this city, on August 6, Joseph William, only son of Thomas and Libbie A. Bale, aged 23 years. Funeral from his parents’ residence, corner of East avenue and Robert street, on Wednesday, 8th instant, at 2 p. m. Friends please accept this intimation.

Shortly after noon yesterday, a party of young people were going off for a cruise on the yacht “Wang” which was moored off the foot of Wellington street, but an unhappy fatality put an end to all their hopes of a pleasant holiday excursion. Some of the young men were already on board the yacht when Joseph Bale of 49 Robert street started out from the shore in the dinghy with five young ladies who were to accompany the party. As they neared the yacht some water from the pumps was poring off the side and one of those on board warned the girls in the dinghy not to get their dresses wet. One girl jumped up in her place and the sudden action capsized the dinghy and all were struggling in the water. James Duncan rescues Bale and two of the girls, and J. A. Cox and Thomas Jutten got the rest of the party out with the assistance of Archie Lord. Bale could not swim. He had only been in the water half a minute and sank once or twice. On being taken out he spoke once or twice and complained of being very ill. Dr. White, Dr. Lackner and Dr. Aikens were summoned, but the young man had lost consciousness. They did their utmost to resuscitate him. Dr. Aikens worked for an hour and a half over the body, but life was extinct and his efforts were unavailing. The doctors came to the conclusion that death reulted from a combination of heart disease and asthma from which the young man had previously suffered. There will be an inquest.


PHILLIPS - Died on August 6, at 153 Cathcart street, Jennie, beloved wife of Joshua Phillips, aged 26 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p. m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


TERRYBERRY - Died in this city, on August 6, Horace Wesley, son of Horace and Jessie Terryberry, aged 8 years and 11 months. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 126 John street south, on Wednesday at 4 p. m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCMAHON - D. McMahon, Q. C., of Toronto, died Sunday aged 77.


ANDREWS - Mrs. Friend Andrews, aged 59, dropped dead in Belleville, on Saturday.


CRUIKSHANK - George Y. Cruikshank, financial inspector of the Dominion, died yesterday at Ottawa of consumption.


HEELAN - Jack Heelan, formerly a member of the Shamrock lacrosse team, died in Montreal yesterday of consumption at the age of thirty-five.


RIGSBY - The wife of Rev. Walter Rigsby, pastor of the Colborne Street Methodist church, London, died suddenly on Sunday morning.


WALLACE - The death was announced by cable of Mrs. Wallace, wife of Rev. W. G. Wallace, B. D., of Toronto, She was with her husband on a tour through Scotland and died suddenly at Crief.


August 8, 1894


OSTRAM - (Belleville) A young lady about 20 years of age named Florence Ostram, daughter of George M. Ostram, 1st concession of Sidney, about five miles from this city, committed suicide by drowning last evening.. The young woman, who was rather prepossessing, was in love with a young neighbour named David Hill, but her father refused to let her marry him, and that is supposed to have unbalanced her mind. She left the house early in the evening and went to the bay shore which is only a short distance away, and leaving her apron on the shore, deliberately waded into the water and accomplished her purpose. Search was made for her when she did not return and she was soon found, but life was extinct. The affair has caused a decided sensation in this city where she was well known.


BENCY, TYSON - (Brantford) A very sad drowning accident occurred this night. Mis Minnie Bency, aged 17, daughter of the late W. B. Bency, and L. Tyson, aged 21, hired a canoe this afternoon and went to Lovejoy pond. They evidently did not know much about the craft and attempted to change places, and upset. Tyson put the girl on the upturned craft, but she slid off and pulled him under. The bodies were not recovered for over an hour when, of course, life was extinct in both instances.


BELLEVUE - (Ottawa) Another drowning accident occurred on the canal near Archville last evening. A number of boys were playing on an old scow on the canal when one of them named Alexander Bellevue fell into the water and disappeared. The boy was about 15 years of age and was brother of the boy drowned recently near the same place for which Henry Verden is awaiting trial on a charge of attempted murder. Search for the body was prosecuted until a late hour last night without success, but at 8 o’clock this morning the body was recovered.


PATRICK - (London) Abraham Patrick, a farmer at Lambeth, was found dead in his barn at an early hour this morning. There was a terrible wound in his body caused by a charge from a shotgun that entered the groin and came out at the small of the back. The deceased was 70 years of age and the father of a large family. His wife died about a year ago. The indications are that it was a case of suicide caused by despondency or mental derangement. An inquest will probably be held.


BELL - Dr. James T. Bell of Belleville is dead, aged 81 years.


STAFFORD - Caleb Stafford, son of the best known farmer of Southwold, Ontario, died suddenly yesterday.


GREALIS - (Clinton) M. Grealis, employed at the Stapleton Salt works, was suddenly killed last night at 11 o’clock. Deceased was wheeling some salt into the storehouse and having dumped the load, by some means lost his balance and fell backward, a distance of about twelve feet to the floor beneath. In falling he dragged the jigger after him, the wheel of which struck him in the head, causing concussion of the brain, resulting in instant death. The deceased was an old army veteran, having served for over 18 years in the 98th, the 24th, and the Royal Canadian Rifles. He was a sergeant in the 24th under Sir Henry Havelock and took part in the storming of Delhi. He was of quiet unassuming habits and was respected by all who knew him.


MAHONY - (Toronto) Mary Mahony, aged 60, who lived in the rear of 67 Lombard street, was found dead in her house at 10 o’clock last night. Tom Foley and Joseph Phillitar made the discovery. She was sitting on a chair fully dressed and had evidently been dead for some time. She was last seen on Sunday evening. Coroner Aikens was notified and had decided to hold an inquest.


August 9, 1894

BELL - (Hagersville) Joseph Bell, who has been sick for a long time, passed from this life on Tuesday afternoon, leaving a widow to mourn his loss.


HERRINGTON - (Belleville) A sad accident occurred yesterday on the farm of Charles English in Thurlow about five miles from this city. An emigrant boy, named John Thomas Herrington, employed by Mr. English, was driving a horse rake when he was thrown off, striking on his head. He was picked up unconscious and died shortly after of concussion of the brain. He came to this country in April.


WHITE - (Blenheim) A fatal accident occurred about 5 o'clock this evening near Fargo on the Michigan Central Railway by which William White, a farmer of the township of Harwich, lost his life. The unfortunate man who was deaf was walking on the track and it is supposed did not hear the eastbound freight train which struck him. He was carried to his house, a short distance away and Dr. McNamara summoned and on his arrival found the man in a fatal condition. His left leg was torn to shreds from the knee down. The right leg was broken above the ankle. His right arm was opened at the elbow. He had also a deep scalp wound and the face was greatly bruised. Death came to his relief about an hour and a half after being struck. The relatives attach no blame to the railway company.


August 10, 1894


CORNWELL - (Beamsville) About 11 o’clock to-night the fire alarm roused the villagers to find the house of Lewis Cornwell, blacksmith, enveloped in flames. The only inmates of the house were Lewis Cornwell and his wife, the former sleeping in an upstairs room and the latter downstairs. Mrs. Cornwell escaped, but in the excitement it was not known till a later hour whether Cornwell had escaped or not. When the building fell in, however, the remains were seen and removed. There was but little left of the unfortunate man but bones, the flesh having been burned to a cinder. Cornwell was a carriage blacksmith by trade. He was about 62 years old and had been a resident of this place for some fifty years. It is not known how the fire originated but it is supposed to have been caused by the explosion of a lamp. The building was insured.


WALDE - (Teeswater) This morning early, S. Walde, a resident of this village for about thirty years, passed away. He was at one time postmaster, magistrate, and held other municipal honours. Mr. Walde was greatly esteemed by all in the community being a man of kindly nature. He had been in failing health for over a year. He leaves a wife and three sons.


MAURIN - (Ottawa) Joseph Maurin, a mill hand, was run over and frightfully mangled by an incoming train on the C.P.R. this evening. He was crossing a culvert when the cars came along and after crushing off both legs, tossed him into the ditch. When picked up by his brother, the unfortunate man was trying to stand on the bleeding stumps to keep his head above the water. He died ten minutes after the accident. Maurin was on his way home from work at the mill with his brother and other workmen.


FORESTER ( Stouffville) John Forester, a promising and popular young farmer, was drowned while bathing in Miller’s pond last night. There were half a dozen young men with him, but as it was quite dark, none of his companions saw him sink. It is supposed however that he took a cramp as he was a good swimmer. The body was recovered this morning.


GEOFFRION - The funeral of Felix Geoffrion, M.P., who died on Tuesday, took place this morning at Vercheres.


August 11, 1894


HOODLESS - Died at Burlington, on Saturday, August 11, Annie J., beloved wife of Joseph Hoodless of Hamilton. Funeral from her late residence, 56 Catherine street south, Thursday, August 14, at 2 p.m.

 Mrs. Hoodless, wife of Joseph Hoodless, furniture manufacturer, died suddenly this evening. She was boarding at Mr. Bray’s residence at Burlington and was taken ill on Wednesday. It was not believed that the illness was serious, but yesterday she became worse, and Dr. Wallace of Hamilton and Dr. Richardson of Burlington gave up all hope. The end came this morning. John Hoodless, son of the deceased, went to Muskoka on his vacation a couple of days ago. A telegram was sent to him this morning.


WALKER - Died on August 10, at her husband’s residence, Birch avenue and Barton street east, Sarah Watson, beloved wife of Thomas Walker, aged 45 years, a native of Morpeth, Northumberland, England. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MITCHELL - Died in this city, at 240 Bold street, on August 10, Stanley Earl, infant son of Charles and Emma Mitchell, aged 3 months and 11 days. Funeral will take place from above address on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCLEOD - The five-year-old daughter of Donald McLeod, Tillsonburg, was drowned in a cistern on Thursday night.


August 13, 1894


AMANN - Died on Monday, August 13, George Amann, aged 68 years and five months. Funeral from his late residence, Dundas road, on Wednesday, 15th instant. No flowers. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited.


HALLE - Died at Fernbank Villa, Leigh, Essex, England, on August 3, 1894, Roland Halle, B.A., in the 79th year of his age. Father of Mr. Walter Halle of this city.


ADDY - (Toronto) William Addy, an esteemed member of Royal Black Preceptory, no 344 dropped dead in the cattle market on Saturday forenoon between nine and ten o’clock.


SAUNDERS - (Toronto) A little child, seven years old, named Sidney Saunders, was drowned at the Winchester street bridge at the Don on Saturday afternoon. He was out with Emily Dunn, a little girl a few years older than himself, and they were playing about the timber of the bridge when the little girl missed her companion and did not know what happened to him. She reported the matter, but the little fellow could not be found till yesterday, when Thomas Reid and Henry Pearce dragged the river in the vicinity and recovered the body.


CARFRAE - (London) Johnnie, the ten-year-old son of Edward Carfrae, corporation labourer, Tecumseh avenue, fell from a beech tree in Parke’s grove, South London, yesterday afternoon and when picked up by some of his playmates a few seconds later, he was dead. The doctors think that in falling his head came in contact with a limb or that he struck head first on a root. At all events the little fellow’s neck was broken.


RHODES - (Toronto) Benjamin Rhodes, an American electrical and civil engineer, who has been boarding with Mrs. Christine McColl at 133 Shuter street for the past four weeks, was found dead in his bed shortly after one o’clock yesterday afternoon. The gas in the room was turned on full and the windows and doors were all tightly closed. Coroner Aikins was immediately notified of the occurrence, and after a careful inquiry, decided that an inquest was unnecessary.


August 14, 1894


SULLIVAN - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, John Sullivan, aged 32 years. Funeral from his mother’s residence, 251 John street north, on Thursday morning, at 9 o’clock. Friends will please accept this notice.


SEALEY - (Vienna, Ont) George Sealey, a retired wealthy farmer, parted some years ago from his wife, giving her $200 a year to sign off all her claims against him. For the last two years Mr. Sealey has had as a housekeeper Mrs. Robbins. About a year ago Mr. Sealey took sick, gradually growing worse until about a month ago when he died. The bulk of his property he left to Mrs. Robbins. After his death a good deal of talk arose about the circumstances surrounding it and some peculiar letters being found, Detective Clayton decided to investigate. He soon found evidence which he considered justified him in laying an information before Dr. McLaren, the county coroner, who at once issued a warrant to have the body of deceased taken up and a post mortem examination held. The examination was held about two weeks ago by doctors Sinclair and Hoover and resulted in traces of poison being discovered. Subsequently the stomach, liver, and kidneys were taken by Detective Clayton to London and given to Prof. Harris, the Dominion analyst. The inquest was resumed yesterday. Prof. Harris was present and swore that he had analysed the liver, kidneys, and stomach, and had found three grains of arsenic. The case was given to the jury, and after being out about an hour, they brought in a verdict that Mr. Sealey came to his death by poison administered by some person or persons unknown.


MCBRIDE - Patrick McBride, a Montreal telegraph messenger, who not long since paid $800 cash for a statue for the new cathedral was laid away to rest yesterday in a pauper’s grave. After the funeral it was discovered that the deceased had a little over $30 on deposit in one of the city banks.


SHANFELE - (Hanover) While working on the new steel bridge over the Saugeen river at Hanover this afternoon, a large beam gave way and struck one of the workmen, C. Shanfele, on the head, killing him instantly. He leaves a wife and three or four children. Dr. Taylor, the coroner, was called but did not consider it necessary to hold an inquest.


EGG - (Iberville, Que) A sad drowning accident happened here on Friday afternoon when the little 7-year-old son of W. F. Egg, city passenger agent at Montreal, fell off the wharf while awaiting his father’s arrival, and was drowned before assistance could reach him.


August 15, 1894


WALLACE - Died at No 186 George street, on Wednesday morning, of heart disease, John Wallace, a native of Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, in his 66th year. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. No flowers.

 After four weeks’ illness, John Wallace of the firm of J. Wallace & Son, plumbers, died this morning from heart disease. The deceased was born in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1829, and came to Hamilton in 1854. He entered the employ of Young, Law, & Co., where he remained until 1856 and was subsequently employed for nine years on the old G.W.R. as timekeeper and in the store department and for four years a bookkeeper for the late James Reid. In 1871, he went to Guelph to assume the management of the David Allen Mills and distillery of that place. In 1878, he entered into partnership with his son, H. S. Wallace, under the firm name of J. Wallace & Son, metal workers and plumbers, which business was carried here to the time of his death. The deceased was well known and highly esteemed in Hamilton. He was a Reformer in politics and a member of the Central Presbyterian church. He leaves widow, four sons, H. S. And George Wallace of Hamilton; Allan S. Wallace of Chicago; and John Wallace of New York; and one daughter, Mrs. John Russell of Peterborough. The funeral will take place on Saturday.


August 17, 1894


MCKEOWN - (London) This morning as the express via Sarnia, due here at 5:25 was approaching the Cove bridge, engineer Cox noticed the body of a man lying alongside the track and reported the matter to the station authorities. Shortly after the body was found by county constable J. W. Ward at the back of whose property the man was killed. Mr. Ward recognized the man as E. McKeown, a farm labourer, and the remains were brought to Hinton’s morgue and Coroner Flock notified. Mr McKeown was thirty-five years old and unmarried. He had worked for farmers in and around Hyde Park ever since he was a small boy. His last employment was on a threshing job with a farmer named Brooks of London township. He was in the city yesterday and when last seen at 8:30 p.m. was apparently sober. The coroner’s jury viewed the remains and the inquest was adjourned to Tuesday.


August 18, 1894


VENTA - Philip Venta, who was in charge of the Dominion fisheries exhibit at the World’s Fair in Chicago, died in Ottawa last evening.


LARSOE - H. S. Larsoe, the father of the cheese industry in Oxford county and secretary of the Woodstock cheese board, died from pneumonia yesterday, aged 74.


BUSER - Herman Buser, a Swiss lad from the Boy’s Home in Stratford, Ontario, on Thursday fell from a load of grain into the cylinder of a threshing machine which mangled him badly. He died a few minutes after the accident.


August 20, 1894


BUSCOMBE - Died in London, on the 19th instant, at the residence of her uncle, Mr. Thomas Brown, Annie, beloved wife of H. Arthur Buscombe. Funeral at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, 21st, from her late residence, 85 Inchbury street.

 Mrs. H. Arthur Buscombe, nee Miss Annie Wingfield, daughter of A. H. Wingfield of Queen street north, left Hamilton on Saturday, August 11, with her husband for a two-weeks’ visit to relatives and friends at London and other points. On Wednesday, they visited friends at Port Stanley, returning in the evening. The same day Mrs. Buscombe was taken ill with inflammation of the bowels. Thursday morning, medical attendance was called in and Mrs. Wingfield, her mother, telegraphed for on Friday evening. Everything possible was done for the sufferer but she rapidly became worse and died yesterday afternoon. The remains arrived here at 2:52 this afternoon, and the funeral will take place to-morrow at 3 p.m.


ELLIOTT - Saturday afternoon the G.T.R. express from the west struck a man who was walking on the track near Stoney Creek. When the man was picked up he was unconscious. No bones were broken, the only external marks being a cut on the head, but it was believed he had suffered internal injuries. The injured man was brought to the city on the evening train. Dr. Rosebrugh was on board and he attended the poor fellow. When the man revived and became semi-conscious, he said his name was Thomas Elliott. That was all he could say. No information as to where he came from could be obtained. While on the train he was apparently delirious and struggled violently. The man was taken from the station to the city hospital. There he became delirious again and it took several men to hold him down. He died shortly after he reached th hospital. The doctors think that death resulted from the shock. The deceased was about 40 years of age and was a strong, powerful man, fairly well dressed. As there is some doubt whether he deliberately got in front of the train and committed suicide or was accidentally killed, it was decided to hold an inquest.


LOCHHEAD - About six o’clock yesterday morning P. C. Knox was awakened by George Lee, 374 Bay street north, with the information that a dead man was lying on Rush street, a short distance running westward from the foot of Bay street. The officer immediately investigated and found the body in the centre of the roadway. It was that of a man about 40 years of age and from appearances he had been dead for some time. The body was at once removed to the morgue and was shortly afterward identified by William White of the Workingman’s Home as that of James Lochhead, a labourer who had at one time boarded at the home. There were no marks of violence and the supposition is that the man wandered down to the bay while intoxicated and that death was the result of heart trouble.

 Lochhead was a sewer labourer and is not known to have been married. He has worked for James Hannah, 15 Mulberry street, and at the time of his death was boarding with an old man named Faulkner at 191 Napier street, occupying an old shed in the rear of the premises. Faulkner says he had his breakfast only in the shed and that he had been sleeping there for upwards of a year. He had his breakfast as usual on Saturday. William Orton, 16 Florence street, a young man who knew deceased, saw him standing by the Salvation Army on the market about 8 o’clock on Saturday night. From that time no one seems to have seen him until he was found dead by Mr. Lee, who was taking an early morning walk along the bay front.


SMITH - (Toronto) George T. Smith, 27 years of age, 212 Queen street west, took a drink of ice water Saturday evening and in five hours was a corpse. On Saturday evening, Smith in company with a gentleman friend and two ladies visited the island, procured a boat, and went for a row around the bay. The evening was warm and while at the oars Smith overheated himself. On reaching the shore, he drank a glass of ice water, but did not feel any effects at the time. He reached home about 10 o’clock and was soon after taken violently ill with congestion of the lungs. Dr. Grasett was called but could do nothing, Smith expiring shortly after midnight.


ROBINS - Paul M. Robins, accountant of the inland revenue department of Ottawa, who was once a member of the Queen’s Own at Toronto and received a gunshot wound at Ridgeway during the Fenian raid, died at Ottawa on Saturday.


MCFADYAN - (Bolton) While bathing in Columbia mill dam to-day about a mile from Bolton, a young man named James McFadyan, aged 21, was drowned. It is supposed that he was seized with cramps while in the deep water. Several companions present made every effort to save him, but without success. Deceased was quite popular in and around Bolton and was a member of No 4 Company, 36th Battalion.


August 21, 1894


PATTERSON - Died at Linkfield, Grimsby, on the 20th instant, of typhoid fever, Henrietta Elizabeth, beloved wife of F. G. H. Patterson, in her 36th year.


HUMSDEN - Isaac Humsden of Carbury was thrown in a runaway against a post and sustained fatal injuries.


WOODYATT - James Woodyatt, city clerk of Brantford, Ontario, died yesterday in Belleville. He was 75 years of age and had been city clerk of Brantford for thirty-five years.


COPP - W. W. Copp of the Copp Clark Company Limited, publishers, Toronto, died yesterday morning. Deceased had been ill for about a month and death was due to a complication of diseases.


DAMBERIUS - Mrs. Damberius, who was caught by the tumbling rod of a thresher last week near Teeswater, died from her injuries yesterday.


August 22, 1894


TURNER - Died on August 21, at 326 Main street east, James, youngest son of William Turner, aged 21 years and 8 months. Funeral from above address on Friday morning at 7:45 o’clock to St. Patrick’s church, thence to G.T.R. Stuart street station. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 After several months’ illness James Turner died last night at his father’s residence, Main street east. Consumption was the cause of death. The deceased was an exceedingly popular young man. He played half-back for the Hamilton Football Club and was one of the best men on the team. It will not be an easy matter to fill his place. Last year he played left field for the Victor baseball club. The funeral will take place to-morrow.


JARVIS - Died in this city, on August 22, William Jarvis, eldest son of William and Jane Jarvis, in his 23rd year. Funeral from his father’s residence, 19 Spring street, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

 William Jarvis, a one-time well known hackman, died this morning at his mother’s residence, Spring street, after a lingering illness.


BIRD - Edward Bird, once bandmaster of Her Majesty’s 67th Foot and lately bandmaster of the American Army, has died at 515 John street north, this city. He came to visit Hamilton friends, having been for many years bandmaster here and in Toronto. The funeral will take place to-morrow and all veterans are invited.


GREENFIELD - (Gore Bay) At a Kagawing picnic, a nest of hornets were disturbed and the insects attacked the horse driven by Mrs. Greenfield, who was accompanied by her daughter. The horse ran away, throwing them both out of the buggy. Mrs. Greenfield was so badly injured that she died about four hours after.


SEARLE, GREER - (Forest) One of the most horrible tragedies in the history of Lambton took place to-day on the farm of William Hayward in Plympton township, eight miles from Forest. Threshing was in progress and shortly after starting, the cylinder shaft broke and caused a friction which set fire to the straw. In an instant the interior of the barn was a mass of flames. In the mow above three men were at work; namely, Neil McPhedran, Stephen Searle, and William Greer, and their escape was cut off by roaring flames which filled the man hole in the mow. McPhedran jumped through the fire and escaped alive, having his hair, whiskers, and shirt burnt off, but neither Searle nor Greer was ever seen alive again. In a short time the barn was smoldering ruin and soon after, the charred trunks of the victims were dug out of the still hissing remnants. The heads, arms and legs were completely burned off and the only means of identifying was Greer’s brace buckle. Searle leaves a wife and three children and Greer, a wife and three children. Both were highly respectable farmers. The double funeral takes place to-morrow to Wyoming.


ROBINSON - Sir James Lukin Robinson, Bart., chief clerk, Osgoode Hall, died yesterday morning at the family residence, Jarvis street, Toronto.


HOWARD - (Winnipeg) Ellen Howard, a woman of bad reputation, was found dead in bed this morning. She had been drinking heavily lately and depravity caused death.


SIMMONS - (Sarnia) A very sad affair happened on the London road in Sarnia township on Monday evening, resulting in the death of a farmer named James Simmons who came to his death by injuries received from a bull. Deceased, who owned a farm in the north side of the London road, just west of the Perch bridge, was an elderly man, unmarried, who lived alone with the exception of his niece, Miss Simmons, who acted as his housekeeper. On Monday evening about five o’clock Mr. Simmons was driving his cattle to water at the Perch creek, his niece assisting him. A bull owned by Mr. Simmons attempted to follow the other cattle. This Mr. Simmons did not desire and he tried to drive the beast back, when it turned upon him, caught him on its horns, and threw him in the air, the unfortunate man falling on his head heavily. Miss Simmons ran courageously to the rescue and drove the furious beast away, but found her uncle insensible and helpless. She procured assistance and he was taken to the house and a message sent hastily to town for a doctor. When carried into the house, Mr. Simmons appeared to be yet alive, but he only survived a short time and was dead before Dr. Vail arrived. On examination it was found that his neck had been broken by the fall. The bull which did the mischief was a young beast, only three years old, and had never shown any signs of a vicious temper before. Mr. Simmons was not in the habit of using any caution with regard to it as he had the fullest confidence in the quietness of its disposition.


August 23, 1894


DAVIDSON - (Peterborough) Prof. Davidson, a well known musician, while crossing the street at the corner of George and Simcoe streets last night, was struck by a northbound car, His skull was fractured. He was removed to Nichol’s hospital where he died early this morning.

GOULD - D. H. Gould, a well known shoe dealer, doing business at 234 James street north, committed suicide this morning by inhaling gas. The deceased got up at an early hour and went to the store, leaving Mrs. Gould asleep. Nothing more is known of his movements. Shortly after 10 o’clock his son, Thomas Gould, had occasion to visit his father’s store and found the door locked. He went to the family residence next door and was informed that his father had got up early and she supposed he was at the store.

 Mrs. Gould returned with her son and on examining the front door they distinctly smelled the odour of escaping gas. An entrance was effected by breaking the glass in the door and on getting inside, the store was found to be filled with gas. Mrs. Gould turned off the gas at the meter and at once instituted a search. In a vacant room above the store a ghastly sight presented itself. The body of her husband was lying on the floor dead. He had obtained a piece of lead pipe and connected it with one of the gas pipes by tying it with a shoelace and had then lain down on the floor with the other end of the pipe in his mouth and inhaled the gas. Mrs. Gould’s screams on finding the body brought her son up to the room and he immediately summoned medical aid. In a short time, Drs. Griffin, Husband, Mullin, and Mackelcan were on the spot, but they could do nothing. The doctors expressed the opinion that the deceased had been dead about four hours.

 The deceased was usually an early riser and frequently got up at 6 o’clock and went to the market before opening the store so that his movement to-day did not attract any special attention, his wife thinking he had got his breakfast outside as was frequently his custom. No special cause is known why he should have taken his life. He was quite a wealthy man and owned considerable property about the city. Recently he had worried a good deal about his property, having lost money through bad tenants. A few days ago he received a notice from the city in reference to an overdue payment for block paving, stating that if it was not paid within fourteen days the bailiffs would be put in. Thomas Gould says that his father’s money was all locked up in real estate and he could not raise the cash easily and that fact pressed upon his mind a good deal. Twelve or fourteen years ago the deceased was temporarily deranged but soon recovered. It is possible that business worry caused a recurrence of his mental trouble.

 Mr. Gould was 60 years of age and a resident of Hamilton for 35 years. He had amassed a good deal of property by economy and careful business methods. He was a member of the Freeholders’ Association which was organized here several years ago to curb the expansive ideas of the aldermen in administering the civic finances. He also ran for alderman for Ward 5 as a temperance candidate, but was defeated. He leaves a widow and one son. Dr. Mackelcan considered it unnecessary to hold an inquest.


GOULD - Died at his late residence, on August 23, D. H. Gould, aged 60 years. Funeral will take place from 236 James street north, on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acq1uaintances will please accept this intimation.


CHANDLER - Frank Chandler, general passenger agent of the Wabash Railway, died at his home in St. Louis, on Tuesday morning. Mr. Chandler was well known throughout Canada and his death will be deeply deplored by his wide circle of friends.


ROBINSON - (Little Current) A sad drowning accident occurred here to-day. Mrs. James Robinson was crossing alone from Picnic Island to the town in a skiff, and attempted to land at the dock and fell overboard unnoticed by anybody. A few minutes later her hat was found and the alarm raised. Her husband with others started to search and found the body at the bottom in about six feet of water. Medical aid was summoned and after working for an hour or more all hope was abandoned. She leaves one small child.


BROWN - (Woodburn) The funeral of the late Mrs. Thomas Brown took place on August 10, Woodburn cemetery being the place of interment.


HALSTEAD - (Fulton) The infant child of Mr. Halstead of Hamilton was brought here for interment on Tuesday.


NORTHGRAVES - James Northgraves, proprietor of the Queen’s hotel, at Drayton, died yesterday of consumption.


August 24, 1894


HOUSE - Died at Bartonville, on August 23, Phoebe, widow of the late Philip House, in her 79th year. Funeral from the residence of Mr. John Golland on Saturday, August 25, at 9:30 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


VANWYCK - Died on August 23, at 241 Ferguson avenue north, Rhea Annie, infant daughter of Gilbert and Sarah A. VanWyck, aged 3 months and 27 days. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice,


PARMENTER - Died at his late residence, Bartonville, on August 24, Israel Parmenter, in his 52nd year. Funeral on Sunday, August 26, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FRASER - (Toronto) Hon. Christopher Finlay Fraser, ex-commissioner of public works for Ontario, was found dead in his room at the parliament buildings about 6 o’clock this morning. Mr. Fraser had been in poor health for some time. Many telegrams to relatives and friends were dispatched this morning notifying them of the ex-minister’s death.

 At 2 o’clock this morning Mr. Fraser and Dr. Chamberlain, inspector of prisons, asylums and hospitals for Ontario, returned to the city after an absence of a month on their summer route, as it is called, attending to their duties, Fraser looking after the registry offices and doctor after his charges. At the station Mr. Fraser complained to being tired and Dr. Chamberlain accompanied him as far as the parliament buildings. At 6 o’clock this morning the night watchman took the morning papers to Mr. Fraser’s room according to his custom. He found the door closed, but the gas was burning brightly. Not hearing anyone moving inside, he entered and found the ex-minister lying dead in the lavatory adjoining his room. He had not retired. His coat and vest were lying on the bed and it was evident that death had taken place not long after he arrived home. A medical examination showed that death was due to failure of the heart to perform its functions properly. No arrangements have been made for the funeral and nothing definite will be known until to-morrow morning. It is thought, however, that the body will lie in state in the assembly chamber for a day or two and that the remains will then be transported to Brockville for interment. It is thought that Mr. Fraser was seized with a fainting fit similar to the one he had taken in the chamber during the last four weeks of his rule as minister of public works and had fallen over on his side. While in this position his heart failed him and death occurred in a few minutes.

 The deceased gentleman was one of the best known men in Ontario. He became a member of Sir Oliver Mowat’s government in 1874 and remained a minister for over twenty years, Sir Oliver accepting his resignation on account of ill health on the eve of the recent election when Mr. Fraser was appointed inspector of registry offices and clerk of forestry, it being understood further that he would live in the parliament building when in the city. The construction of the new parliament building was perhaps the leading incident of Mr. Fraser’s ministerial career. During the last session of the legislature he several times attempted to speak on the separate school question and was compelled to take his seat after a few minutes’ speech. His health had for years been delicate, consumption being the root of his trouble, and during the last two months became rapidly worse. Deceased was born in 1839. He leaves a widow and several children at Brockville where for many years he had resided and which was his constituency during the latter part of his parliamentary career.


MCDONALD - (Toronto) Hiram J. McDonald of 11 Walton street was found dead in the north end of Queen’s Park about 6 o’clock this evening. The circumstances in connection with the death tend to show that it was a deliberate case of suicide. Ex-constable Waites and family were spending the day in the ravine just back of McMaster Hall yesterday and towards 3 o’clock in the afternoon Mrs. Waites noticed an old man coming up the ravine close to where she and her family were seated. The man went across and sat down at the foot of a large tree. About six o’clock in the evening when the Waites family were leaving for home, Mr. Waites went over to where the old man was sitting and found he was dead. The police were notified, the patrol wagon called, and the body taken to deceased’s home. The appearance of the body and the fact of finding of a bottle in the pocket which smelt of narcotics indicate that a powerful drug was the means used by deceased to end his existence. A telegraphic message, apparently signed in his wife’s name, and dated August 18, addressed to a clergyman out of the city, was found in deceased’s coat pocket. It read “Husband dead. Come by the first train”. In the pocket was memorandum indicating that on three previous occasions he had attempted to take his own life. Deceased left full instructions as to the disposition of the insurance on his life. An inquest will be held on Monday night.


August 25, 1894


SHARPE - Died at McClure, Ohio, on August 18, Gladys Louise, daughter of J. W. Sharpe, M.D., aged 9 months. Interment took place on Saturday to Oakwood cemetery, Simcoe, Ontario.


KING - Died in this city, on August 25, George, second son of George and Annie King, aged 16 years and 1 month. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 238 Picton street east, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BRAIDNER - (Toronto) Mrs. W. Braidner who has been for some months living at her sister’s, Mrs. George Kerr, 59 Carlton street, committed suicide yesterday evening by taking some powders containing a large amount of arsenic. Mrs. Braidner was taken ill early yesterday, but it was not until 7 o’clock that Dr. J. E. Elliott of 51 Carlton street was called to attend her. He found that the unfortunate lady had been emitting blood for two hours previous to his arrival and at a glance that his patient was suffering from arsenic poisoning. So serious did the case appear to him that he immediately called Dr. Nattress. After suffering two hours frightful agony Mrs. Braidner died at 9 o’clock last night. Coroner W. H. B. Aikins of College street was immediately notified of the occurrence. Learning, however, that deceased had confessed to the doctors attending her that she had taken poison he considered an inquest unnecessary. Mrs. Braidner was married the second time a year ago and until last spring lived with her husband in Parkdale. Her first husband died some years previously. Mrs. Braidner’s second marriage, it seems, was an unhappy one. Mrs. Braidner left her husband last spring and went to live with her brother-in-law, Mr. Kerr, on Carlton street. Mr. Braidner, about the same time went to Manitoba where he is at present residing. For some time past deceased had brooded a good deal over her trouble and had, it appears, meditated taking her own life for some time.

August 27, 1894


POCOCK - Died on Saturday, August 25, Catharine M., wife of John G. Pocock, in her 48th year. Funeral from the family residence, King street east near Sherman avenue, on Tuesday, August 28, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CUNNINGHAM - Died in this city, on August 26, after a lingering illness, Sarah Cunningham, in her 56th year. Funeral will take place from the residence of her brother-in-law, Robert Bennett,

35 Elgin street, on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MCCALL - Died on August 24, Mary, Widow of the late Alexander McCall, aged 77 years. Funeral took place on Monday from G.T.R. station to Waterdown.


BAKER - Died at her residence, 19 Blythe street, on Sunday, August 26, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Josiah Baker, in her 75th year. Funeral will leave the above address, on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice. Native of Churchill, Somersetshire, England.


CROFTON - Died on August 27, at 120 Park street north, Nora relict of the late Martin Crofton, aged 76 years. Funeral on Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this notice.


MCAULIFFE - Mrs. Julia McAuliffe, 300 MacNab street north, was apparently in good health on Saturday morning. Later in the day she did not feel well and went to bed, but she had her dinner as usual and the family did not feel any alarm regarding her condition. In the afternoon her daughter heard a scream and on going into her mother’s room, found her apparently dying. Dr. Balfe and Dr. Shouldice were hastily summoned, but before they arrived Mrs. McAuliffe was dead. The cause of death was heart disease. The deceased was a widow and leaves a daughter and three sons. She was a sister-in-law of Jeremiah McAuliffe, Hughson street north.


IMRIE - Mrs. Imrie of 124 Symington avenue, Toronto, while out driving last evening, was thrown from her carriage at the Dundas street bridge and sustained injuries from which she died while being removed to the general hospital.


LANGROF - (Port Colborne) A young man named Eddie Langrof and younger brother, Fred, with another boy named Will Rooth, went out in a sailboat this morning on the lake and capsized. After remaining with the capsized boat three hours, Eddie Langrof was compelled to let go of it and was drowned. The other boys were picked up in an exhausted condition by the steamer “Timon”, and brought to the harbour. Young Langrof, being unable to swim, held on to the boat until two minutes before the “Timon” picked the others up, but could not hold out any longer and sank out of sight.


MORRISON - (Singhampton) Robert Morrison, aged about 75 years, went out fishing to-day and when returning, was seen by some neighbours to suddenly fall down when about half a mile from his residence. They ran to his assistance but on their arrival found life extinct. Deceased was an old and respected resident of Osprey, living about three miles from here. This is the third sudden death occurring in this neighbourhood lately.


August 28, 1894


NORTON - Died on Monday, August 27, at No. 60 Wentworth street north, Myrtle Amelia, only daughter of Emerson and Emma Norton, aged 8 months and 6 days. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GALE - At an early hour this morning William Gale, 78 Robert street, awoke and his wife appeared to be well and was sleeping soundly at his side. He went to sleep and shortly before 7 o’clock awoke again and found her dead. He hastily sent for Dr. Wardell and Dr. Balfe, but when they arrived nothing could be done, the woman having apparently been dead for a couple of hours. She had been a sufferer from heart trouble, but had been in fairly good health recently. She leaves two small children. The family is very destitute and there is hardly any food in the house. He had to apply to the civic relief officer to-day for assistance.


HAISLOP - John Haislop, a West Missouri farmer, was killed in London yesterday by his team running away and throwing him from a load of oats.


DYBLE - John Dyble, who built the steamers “Monarch” and “United Empire”, plying between Sarnia and Port Arthur, died yesterday in Sarnia, aged 56.


SULLIVAN - (Kingston) On Monday last, a son of Patrick Sullivan, who lives a few miles from this city, went to change a horse tethered in a field adjoining the house. His little brother, Errick, aged 7 years, followed. The young man handed the little fellow the end of the rope to hold, the other end being attached to the horse, while he was pointing the wooden pin to be driven into the ground. On the end of the rope was a noose which the little lad thoughtlessly slipped over his head and around his body. While in this position the horse took fright and started off at a furious pace through the field with the little boy dragging at the end of the rope. He was twice drawn around the field. When the horse was captured and the child extricated, it was found that he was a bruised and mangled corpse.


August 29, 1894


PHOENIX - Died at his parents’ residence, 471 John street north, on August 29, James Elmo, twin son of A. H. And K. Phoenix, aged 6 months and 9 days. Funeral on Thursday, at 3 p.m., to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CARPENTER - Died at the residence of Dr. Russell, the asylum, on Wednesday, the 29th instant, Sarah Carpenter, relict of the late Brian Carpenter, in her 83rd year. Funeral to Ancaster on Thursday.


FRASER - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Margaret D. Calvin, a native of Greenock, Scotland and for 54 years a true and faithful wife to George Fraser, in her 82nd nd year. Funeral from 26 Strachan street west, on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WATERBURY- Died on the 29th instant, Russell Stewart, only son of Charles and Ida Waterbury, aged 1 year and 8 months. Funeral from his parents’ residence, Beach Road, on Friday, 31st at 2.30 p.m.


BENET - (Oshawa) Yesterday morning Deborah, the 16- month-old daughter of Reuben Bennet, Albert street, was scalded to death. The mother had just filled a kettle with boiling water and turned her back for an instant to pick up some clothes to put in the kettle when the child raised itself and fell head foremost into the water, scalding herself dreadfully. Dr. Kaiser did all that was possible for the little sufferer who lingered till evening when the vital spark fled.


McDOUGALL - Dougall Mcdougall, ex-registrar of waterloo county, died last night at his residence in Berlin, Ontario, after an illness of nearly two years. He was 70 years of age and unmarried. The funeral will be held to-morrow.


McKENNY - Two men named McKenny and Brown left Kingston for Garden Islandon Monday night in a skiff. When half way over the boat capsized and the men clung to it all night. In the morning the steamer “Spartan” picked up Brown, but his companion had dropped off the boat fifteen minutes before the arrival of the steamer.


 August 30, 1894


WILLMORE - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Albert Willmore, in his 54th year. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, H. Albins, 23 East avenue north, on Saturday, at 3o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CHITTENDEN - Died on August 29, at his late residence, No 9 Merrick street, Edward Chittenden, a native of County Kent, England. Funeral from above address on Friday, August 31at 2 p.m. In a full and Joyful hope of a glorious resurrection.


FLEIGHT - Died in this city on the 29th instant, of diphtheria, Verena Gibson youngest daughter of the late James Fleight, aged 4 years, and 3 months. Funeral private.


BROWN - (Strabane) David Brown of Freelton was buried here last Friday. Born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, he came to Canada when a boy and spent all his life in this neighbourhood, for some years as a blacksmith & lately as a farmer a short distance from the village. He had been in ordinary health up to within last month and was even able to be away from home the week of his death, but he failed rapidly and sank into peaceful slumber ending in death on Wednesday night August 22. Deceased was one of the best known men in the community. Of a retiring disposition with little confidence in his own abilities, or as the esteem with which he was held would enable him to do. He will be missed in the Presbyterian church where he was an elder. The funeral was a very large one and was attended by a number of friends from a distance. The pall bearers were the remaining elders;;W.Ferrier, I Sanderson, John Robertson, John Ross; and Messrs O’Connor and Currie.


SPOONER - (Kingston) A deaf man named Spooner, about 65 years of age, was struck by an electric car in Portsmouth about ten o’clock this morning and lived half an hour. His feet were badly cut and his head bruised. He was a stranger. Yesterday he went beyond Portsmouth to get work, but failed. This morning he again reached the village and was leaving Short’s hotel when the collision occurred. Samuel Lowe, a merchant, said the car was running slowly. “I saw Spooner come out of the hotel and knowing him to be deaf, I ran over and by yelling and motions tried to stop him, but he walked right into death”. He has a sister named Mrs. Murray of Rockland, Ontario. This is the first accident on the electric line. An inquest is being held to-night.

ALLAN - James Allan, a well known and popular resident of Smiths Falls, was drowned by the upsetting of his canoe in Rideau lake on Tuesday night.


BROWN - John Brown, a farmer aged 68, was instantly killed yesterday about two miles from Marlbank, Ontario. His horse became frightened and ran away, throwing him out of the buggy.


SCOTT - (Sault Ste. Marie) A man named George Scott, employed by Messrs Kennie Bros. of Owen Sound, contractors for the placing of the power machine in the ship canal, was accidentally killed on Monday evening. A piece of heavy iron tubing at which he was working, fell on one of his feet, knocking him down and as it was on an incline, rolled over his body, crushing him to death. Deceased leaves a wife and four children at Leith, near Owen Sound, where the deceased was buried with military honours, having been a member of the 31st battalion.


SPENCE - (Toronto) News reached this city last evening that Jacob D. Spence, brother of F. S. Spence, the well known advocate and secretary of the Dominion Alliance, met death in a shocking manner while driving near Newcastle, Ontario. The news proved a terrible shock to Mr. Spence’s aged mother and his young wife to whom he was married but one month, as well as to F. S. Spence who will leave to-day for the scene of the fatality to bring home the remains.

 A dispatch from Newcastle tells the story of the sad accident. “A fatal accident occurred north of here this afternoon on the hill going into Orono in which Jacob D. Spence, 42 Park Road, Toronto, traveller for the Bryce Publishing Company, lost his life. While driving down the hill with his load of trunks, a valise on the seat slipped forward and to save it, Mr. Spence made a grasp, but in so doing lost his balance and control of the lines. He fell among the horses’ heels, the wagon passing over his body, breaking his left arm above the elbow and causing internal injuries of a serious nature. Dr. Rutherford of Orono was summoned, and with the assistance of Mr. Hall, conveyed him to the Windsor Hotel here. He was quite sensible along the road till about half a mile from town when he said, “I will never reach Newcastle alive”. He gradually sank until in front of the hotel while Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Farncombe of Newcastle were still using restoratives, he breathed his last. Deceased was married on the first of August to Miss Reid, daughter of the late John Reid of Orangeville. His firm was wired and his brother is expected here on the late train to convey the remains to Toronto for burial”.

 The sad news was received by the family of the deceased early last evening and they were terribly distressed. It is but two years ago since Mr. Spence’s father died, and a younger brother is still an invalid by a broken leg sustained a month ago.


August 31, 1894


HORSEY - Henry Horsey, aged 25, was drowned yesterday while bathing at the Rockwood Asylum dock, Kingston.


DOUGALL - A poor married woman named Dougall, who lived in the township of Vespra, went out to pick berries near her home, and as the custom does, took a pail in a belt around her waist. While climbing over a log, she stumbled and fell, striking the pail on a log and injuring herself so severely that death ensued in a few hours.


JARVIS - (Mount Albert, Ont) This morning about nine o’clock, a farmer named Jarvis, who lived about two miles from this place, was driving into the village when he was taken suddenly ill. He was assisted into a house and Dr. Richardson sent for. He expired a few minutes after the doctor arrived. Deceased was about 50 years of age and had been in poor health for some time. Heart failure is supposed to have caused his death. He leaves a wife and family.


September 1, 1894


MCCANN - Died on September 1, at his late residence, 129 James street north, John McCann, in his 70th year. Funeral from above address on Monday, September 3, at 8:30 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FREELAND - D. W. Freeland, butcher, 118 Tisdale street, has been sadly bereaved within the past few days. Diphtheria having been prevalent in the neighbourhood where he resides, he sent his three children up to London to stay with relatives. Apparently the germs went with them, for two of them contracted diphtheria and died within twenty-four hours. The news arrived last evening of the death of the second one and Mr. Freeland was almost distracted.


MACKENZIE - (Toronto) Mrs. Jane Mackenzie, eldest sister of the late Hon. George Brown, died in this city on Wednesday. Her remains were this morning taken to New York for interment, deceased having been a resident of that city for over fifty years. Mrs. Mackenzie was married when her father, Peter Brown, removed with the rest of the family from New York to Canada, and consequently did not accompany them here.


September 3, 1894


CHRISTIE, NORTHWOOD, RISPIN - Chatham) The three citizens of Chatham reported from North Bay as having been drowned near Lake Nipissing, left here about two weeks ago on a canoe trip up the French river from where they intended to proceed by way of Lake Nipissing to North Bay. The last heard from them was at the mouth of the French river on the 18th of August when they wrote to friends here that they were starting up the south branch of the river for Lake Nipissing. While their friends were naturally somewhat anxious at not hearing from them since, no great alarm was felt as two of the party, Messrs Christie and Rispin, were experienced canoeists and had taken the trip last year accompanied by E. Bell, L.L.B. The news of the sad accident is a great shock to this town where the unfortunate men were well known and respected. D. M. Christie was the senior member of the legal firm of Christie & Lewis, barristers. He was 40 years of age and a bachelor. Arthur Northwood was a son of John Northwood and a graduate of Toronto University. He had filling the position of science master at Owen Sound Collegiate Institute, but had lately taken a new position in Ottawa Collegiate Institute where he was due on Tuesday next. George Rispin was a young man, 25 years of age, and a brother of the Grand Trunk Railway city ticket agent in this city.


September 4, 1894


SWACKHAMMER - Died in this city, on September 2, B. Swackhammer in his 23rd year. Funeral from the residence of his mother, 339 MacNab street north, on Wednesday, at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DALLAS - Died on September 3, at 58 Wellington street south, in her 80th year, Eliza, widow of the late John I. Dallas, Esq. M.D., M.R.C.S.L. Funeral from her late residence, on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Private.


PAIN - On Sunday afternoon at his house about two miles this side of Carlisle, William Pain, the butcher who received such severe injuries in a railway accident about two weeks ago, succumbed to his injuries and passed away. For three days before his death he struggled manfully to husband his strength, but the fractures his body sustained were too severe for his constitution and death followed as the result of an operation.

 The funeral took place this afternoon from his residence to the Carlisle cemetery, Rev. Mr. Mooney, the local Methodist clergyman officiating. There was a large concourse of mourners, including the members of Britannia lodge, K.O.T.M., of which he was a member and from which his wife and children will draw a $2,000 death benefit. The friends of the deceased on the James street market sent a beautiful wreath to the funeral.


September 5, 1894


SMITH - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Emily Ann Smith, beloved wife of Ira Smith, in her 27th year. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 25 Oak avenue, on Friday, September 7, at 2 p.m., to the Presbyterian Stone church, Barton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCCOY - Died on the 4th instant, at her late residence, Evergreen Villa, in Brantford township, Elizabeth Jane McCoy, relict of the late John McCoy, in the 67th year of her age. Funeral on Thursday, September 6, at 3:30 p.m., from the residence of her son, John McCoy, No 70 Victoria Avenue south. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GREENLEY - Died in this city, on September 4, Norman Hunter, third son of Robert and Bella Greenley, aged 8 months. Funeral from the parents’ residence, 155 Simcoe street east, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


GORDON - Died on September 4, at his parents’ residence, Bartonville, Louis Fergus, third son of Joseph and Hannah Gordon, aged 16 years and 10 months. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this notice.


SMITH - Died at her late residence, Wilson street, corner of Wentworth, on September 4, 1894, Mary Jane, wife of George Smith, aged 45 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SULLIVAN - Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, a widow living at the corner of Hughson and Ferrie streets, died suddenly last evening. She had suffered for about twenty-four hours with summer complaint and while vomiting is supposed to have ruptured a blood vessel in the brain. The deceased leaves four daughters and two sons.


CROUGH - (Peterborough) Timothy J. Crough of Ennismore, was drowned yesterday at Chemong Lake. The young man, who was 18 years of age, was in a punt with his companion when he was stricken with a fit and fell overboard into the lake. He sank and failed to rise. The body was recovered some hours later.


SMITH - (Toronto) The remains of the late Captain W. H. Smith of Owen Sound were buried on Monday at Weston. Capt. Smith was one of the few Inkerman officers remaining. His war record is one that casts lustre on the British arms. He was born in Oxfordshire in 1813 on the Duke of Marlborough’s estate. He entered the ranks of the British army as a private in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers in September 1836. Possessed of a fine education and a mind peculiarly adapted to military affairs, he soon rose to the rank of sergeant-major of his regiment which carries a list of honours on its colours: Blenheim, Hamillies, Oudenarde, Malpaquet, Dillengen, Minden, Egypt (with Sphinx), Corunna, Martinique, Albiera, Badadoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Vivella, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, and Waterloo, and which during his time of service added to the roll, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastipol, and later on, Lucknow, Ashantee, and Burmah. Capt. Smith went to the Crimea as sergeant-major of the famous fighting regiment. At the battle of the Alma, he distinguished himself at the storming of the heights. The colours of the 7th Fusiliers were all shot down and he rushed out under a storm of shot and shell and saved the colours. For this he received the greatest honour that could be then conferred upon a soldier, the medal for meritorious conduct in the field. The Victoria Cross is a later honour. Lord Raglan pinned the medal on his breast at divisional parade, three days after the battle had been fought and won. On that famous misty Sunday morning that will always be remembered in British annals. He distinguished himself at Inkerman, the soldiers’ battle. At Sebastopol a Russian shell fired at the colonel while he was giving instructions to Capt. Smith, then sergeant-major, in the trenches, struck the latter on the shoulder, carrying away his left shoulder and a portion of his jaw. He was left for dead on the field and was picked up some time later, and after remaining unconscious for two days he was taken to the hospital and through great care he survived. His name had been sent to the war office by Lord Raglan, recommending him for a commission. When he recovered he found himself gazetted captain. He retired, retaining this rank and in receipt of officers pay, a special donation annually of $50 for his wounds and for his meritorious conduct in the field. He served five years longer after the Russian war and then came to Canada and settled at Weston. He was buried in the officer’s uniform served out to him at the Crimean. He last wore this uniform at the centenary of the foundation of the province at Niagara. The funeral was largely attended.


MCCOY - Mrs. McCoy, widow of the late John McCoy, lumber dealer of this city, died yesterday at Evergreen Villa, Brantford township, in her 67th year. The deceased was born in Caledon, Ireland, December 13, 1827, and came to this country twenty years later where she resided until 1890. She was a staunch Presbyterian, a member of Knox Church, and later of St. John’s church when the congregation was formed. She leaves a family of six sons and four daughters: Rev. Joseph McCoy, Chatham, N.B.; John McCoy, Hamilton Provident & Loan Company, city; Dr. McCoy, St. Catharines; Edward McCoy, traveller, city; Hugh and David McCoy, Brantford township; Mrs. Musgrave and Mrs. Campbell, Cheltenham; Mrs. Stewart, Brantford, and Miss Lily McCoy.


September 6, 1894


MURPHY - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, John Murphy, of county Carlow, Ireland, aged 74 years. Funeral from his son’s residence, 240 Maria street, on Saturday, at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WISHART - Many of the older residents of Wentworth county were acquainted with Duncan McGregor Wishart whose death took place at Welland yesterday. Mr. Wishart was born in West Flamborough on November 7, 1823. In 1847 he moved to Ancaster and resided there some years during which time he was engaged in the cooperage business. He subsequently moved to Copetown and in 1861 purchased a farm in Pelham where he resided until a year ago. The deceased was well known throughout the district in which he lived and was highly esteemed for his many good qualities. A widow and six sons and four daughters survive him. His eldest son, Demptster Wishart is general passenger agent of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway at St. Louis. Fred A. Wishart is secretary-treasurer of the Springfield wagon company, Springfield, Mass. W. W. Wishart is passenger agent for the Chicago and Rock Island Railway at Chicago, and his other sons are pursuing mercantile occupations in various parts of Canada and the United States. Kenneth Wishart of Bullock’s Corners is a brother of the deceased.


AMMERMAN - (Troy) John Ammerman, an old resident of Beverly, who lived about two miles south of Troy, died on Sunday and was buried in Lynden on Tuesday. He was about 75 years of age.


WOLFE - (Rockton) Mrs. Wolfe’s little boy, aged 3 years, died on Tuesday last with inflammation. The funeral took place on Wednesday to the West Flamborough cemetery.


REGAN - (Stratford) Timothy Regan, a native of Logan township, and member of the Chicago police force, died suddenly at the residence of William Harrager, Kintora, where he had arrived three days ago to spend his honeymoon.


FERGUSON - (Toronto) Either through heart failure or the result of a fall downstairs, Willie Ferguson, aged 14, met his death in the basement of Gilpin’s drugstore yesterday afternoon. Willie was a telegraph messenger at the store and was found at the bottom of the basement stairs dead by manager Moyer. Dr. Musgrave pronounced that death had occurred from heart failure, but others believe that the boy slipped and fell.


September 7, 1894


RIACH - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, James Riach, aged 67. Funeral from his late residence, 34 Grant avenue, on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FAWCETT - Died at the residence of Dr. Lafferty, on September 6, J. L. Fawcett, aged 10 months. Funeral Saturday morning at 10:30. Private.


GAMSBY - (Winnipeg) A special from Barwick on the Rainy River says: We have had most destructive bush fires raging here for some days and many people have been burned out and thousands of dollars’ worth of timber destroyed. Seven in one family are known to have lost their lives and there are some missing. Mr. Gamsby’s house on Grassy River road nine miles below here, was burned and Miss Clara Gamsby, a young lady of 18 years, and her five younger brothers perished in the flames. Mrs. Gamsby escaped from the building badly burned, but died shortly after. Mr. Gamsby came from Lindsay, Ontario, and lived at one time at Sturgeon Falls near Fenelon Falls. Thomas Merton of Shinston township in known to have been completely burned out, losing all his buildings and crops. Henry Osler of Morley has also been burned out. Many cattle running in the bush have perished.


GREEN - (Sarnia) This afternoon a sad accident happened about five o’clock at the G.T.R. crossing about two miles east of this place, resulting in the death of John Green and his team of horses. Mr. Green tried to cross the track but was not quick enough and ran the team into the second coach, being thrown against the train and killed along with the horses. Deceased was alone at the time. He leaves a widow and grown-up family.


SPENCER - H. H. Spencer, the first importer of Southwold sheep in Canada, died at Brooklin, Ontario, yesterday, aged 63. He was born in Dorsetshire, England, and came to Canada with his parents in 1831.


September 8, 1894


MALCOMSON - Died on the 7th instant, Annie Walkinshaw, eldest daughter of A. H. And Minnie Malcomson, aged 1 year and 3 months. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Sunday, 9th instant, from her late residence, 304 John street north.


STIPE - Died on September 8, Simon Peter, infant son of William and Frances Stipe, aged 3 months. Funeral from the family residence, bay shore, Barton, on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


CRAWFORD - Many Hamilton people will regret to learn of the death of Lincoln Crawford which occurred at Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. He was the youngest son of the late H. M. Crawford, one of Hamilton’s oldest and most respected coloured citizens who escaped slavery in the south fifty years ago and sought freedom under the shelter of the British flag. Young Crawford was only 31 years of age and was a most promising young man. He was a musician of considerable ability and while here belonged to the Union Cornet Band. At the time of his death he was president of Reed’s band of Buffalo. He was a member of the secret service force of Cincinnati, Ohio, a member of Court Eureka of the Order of Foresters, and belonged to other organizations. He has a brother residing here, George Crawford, 84 Robert street. The funeral took place to Forest Lawn cemetery, Buffalo, and was largely attended.


MINNIS, RIVETT - John Minnes and James Rivett, two waiters employed in Toronto, were drowned early yesterday morning in Ashbridge’s bay while out duck shooting.


KNOX - (Toronto) Arthur Knox, the five-year-old son of George Knox who keeps a stove store at 308 Queen street west, was instantly killed by being run over by a motor car last evening. The child’s body was literally cut in pieces by the wheels of the car. It appears that Arthur’s mother was on the north side of Queen street nearly opposite Peter, and that she beckoned her son who was on the south side with a little girl, to come to her. The child started to cross the street. He had done only a few feet when he nearly ran in front of a wagon. He got safely past the wagon, but just at that moment trolley car No 402 came sweeping along. It was but half a length away when the child got clear of the wagon and motorman John Foran could not stop it. Before it came to a standstill the trailer, too, had passed over Arthur’s body. An immense crowd gathered as soon as news of the accident spread abroad in the vicinity. The body was mangled in a shocking manner.


September 10, 1894


SMALL - Died in this city, on the 9th instant , at her son’s residence on the mountain top, Mrs. Mary Small, in her 77th year. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 p.m. No flowers.


VILLIERS - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, at her late residence, 144 Jackson street west, after a long and painful illness, Elizabeth Villiers, the beloved wife of Frederick Villiers, Esq. Funeral private.


SHOTTER - Died suddenly in Queenston, on the 8th instant, from a rupture of the bowels, Reginald William Shotter, aged 14 years. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 322 James street north, at 5 o’clock this afternoon. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 A lad named Shotter, 13 years of age, son of W. S. Shotter, confectioner, 324 James street north, left home a couple of months ago and has since been working in various places east of here in the Niagara peninsula. On Saturday his father was shocked by the receipt of a telegram from Queenston announcing his death. It was stated that the boy had been fatally injured on the electric railway near that village, but the uncle of the boy says there is no truth in the report and that his death was caused by rupture of the bowels. Mr. Shotter went to Queenston yesterday and brought home the body.


MOORE - Died on Saturday, September 8, 1894, at his late residence, Langholm, Herkimer street, Lyman Moore, in the 66th year of his age. Funeral private.

On Saturday evening about 10 o’clock Lyman Moore died at his residence, 59 Herkimer street, after a long illness. For many years Mr..Moore was one of Hamilton’s best known nd most enterprising merchants and manufacturers, and his many friends throughout the city will learn of his death with deep regret. Four years ago his health failed and he was forced to retire from active business life and since has been an invalid.

The deceased was born in the beautiful little village of St. David’s in the Niagara district on January 17, 1829. His father dying when he was quite young, his mother was left with a young family, but with ample means to educate them. She was a woman of remarkable force of character and left her impress upon her sons. At the close of his education which was completed at Oberlin College, Ohio, at the age of 19, he entered the employ of the firm of the late John Winer, a personal friend of his father. After four years, so close was his attention to business that he was taken as partner in the firm and until Mr. Winer’s death he was engaged with him in business engagements, his keen insight and reliable judgment being highly valued and appreciated.

He was one of the charter members of the Hamilton Street Railway when it was organized in 1873 and was for several years president of the company until compelled to retire through the pressure of his other business engagements. He was one of the proprietors of the Hamilton Times and a prominent member of the Reform party here. Later he became largely interested in the Hamilton Glass Works company and managed that enterprise successfully for several years. Though active in business affairs he did not aspire to a position in public life though for several years he represented the old At. Lawrence ward in the city.

Too close attention to business undermined a constitution never robust and four years ago, he retired from active business life and sought to regain his overtaxed strength. Though at times he seemed stronger, disease had gained too firm a hold upon him and he gradually became worse until the end which came at last suddenly but peacefully.

The first wife of the deceased was Miss Hannah Springer, sister of Dr. Springer, registrar of the county, by whom he had three children, only one of whom, Mrs Warner of Lindsay, is now living. His other daughter by his first wife was married to Dr. Griffin of this city. Mr. Moore subsequently married Miss Warner ,daughter of Rev. Lewis Warner, who survives him, and he leaves one son and three daughters by his second marriage.

Mr. Moore was a gentleman of kindly disposition and affable manners, ever ready to do a charitable act or assist the deserving. He was a shrewd and industrious business man and his judgment was always reliable and valuable in such matters. He had many warm friends and was universally esteemed and respected by all who came in contact with him..

BANCROFT - W R. MacDonald, barrister, has been notified of the death of James Bancroft, for many years a manager of the Merchants Bank here, which took place at Montreal on Friday last, Many old friends of Bancroft will learn of his death with regret.


MATTHEW - John Matthew, son of John Matthew of Port Arthur, was drowned at Fort William on Saturday.


September 11, 1894


SIRMAN - Died on September 10, at 326 Wentworth street north, Mary Ida, infant daughter of William and Marie Sirman, aged 6 months. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RADCLIFFE - (Tilbury Centre) A very serious affray occurred here last evening which resulted fatally to one of the participants. John Radcliffe of Romney township, a machinist, and John Warnick, a prominent farmer of Tilbury North township, who resides about three miles from this town, had been drinking together during the evening. Subsequently Warnick meeting Radcliffe and his friends on Queen street, an altercation ensued resulting in the stabbing of Radcliffe in the heart and neck. Another party by the name of Haight was also stabbed. Radcliffe died from his wounds within a short time after the affray although he was able to walk for medical assistance. Haight was not seriously injured. It is said by some that there were two or three parties in the fight combined against Warnick and that the stabbing was committed by him in self-defence. A coroner’s inquest will be held here to-day when in all probability Dr. Bray of Chatham will officiate. Warnick was arrested by the town constables shortly after the supposed homicide in the Commercial Hotel where he had retired to rest. A knife with which the deed is supposed to have been committed was found in his possession.


PEREAULT - (Parry Sound) Particulars were received here to-day of a shooting affair at French River in which William Pereault, a Frenchman from Penetang, lost his life. A few months ago some of the Pereault brothers who live at French River were arrested by Constable Duncan McCrae and fined. On account of this they have borne the constable a grudge, and on Friday evening last the four brothers with some other supporters went into French River, it is said, with the intention of picking a quarrel with McCrae. They first went to Phillips’s Hotel where a couple of them began quarrelling and the constable ordered them away. They then proceeded to Charlebois Hotel where there was trouble and the constable was sent for. McCrae, after swearing in three special constables, proceeded there. He arrested one of the gang and had him by the throat with his left hand when all the others attacked him and William Pereault grasped him by the throat, when McCrae with the intention of frightening them drew his revolver with his right hand. William Pereault was hammering him on the head and aimed a blow at the revolver when McCrae by the involuntary clutching of the weapon discharged it, striking Pereault over the left eye, killing him instantly. The other brothers then ran away with the alleged intention of finding a crowd of supporters to lynch the constable, but hearing of this, the respectable people of French River were determined to protect him and armed themselves, but the Frenchmen did not return. It is general opinion of those present that even if the constable had shot intentionally it was perfectly justifiable.

 Word was sent to Parry Sound for Coroner Capt. MacFarlane, but as he was away from home, an inquest cannot be held till his return to French River to-morrow.


September 12, 1894

HAMILTON - Died at 176 Main street west, on September 12, James Hamilton, youngest son of the late Alexander Hamilton. Funeral private.

 An overdose of morphine caused the death of James Hamilton, son of the late Alexander Hamilton, druggist, which occurred at an early hour this morning. Whether it was taken by mistake or with suicidal intent the unfortunate young man alone knows. The circumstances point to suicide.

 Last night shortly before 10 o’clock the deceased was in a room rented by his brothers, Sandy and Ebenezer Hamilton, in the old Spectator building on MacNab street. He appeared to be in good spirits and did not act like a man contemplating taking his own life. He took a small bottle out of his pocket and emptied a number of pills into the palm of his hand. As he was in the habit of carrying a bottle of Carter’s liver pills around with him, Ebenezer was not alarmed when he said, “I’m going to take these pills”.

 “Surely you won’t take all those?”, said his brother.

 Without another word the young man swallowed the pills. Then he lay down on the bed. Shortly afterward he told his brother that he had taken morphine pills. Ebenezer rushed out for a doctor. When Drs. Leslie and Wallace arrived they found the deceased in an unconscious condition. His tongue and neck were swollen and he showed symptoms of morphine poisoning. The doctors did what they could to relieve him, but then had him removed to the hospital where he died about four o’clock this morning. The deceased was unmarried and was 34 years old. He was known among his friends as “Doc” Hamilton.


CARR - Died at Stony Creek, on September 12, Gladys, infant daughter of Leeming and Kate Carr, aged 1 year and 2 months. Funeral private.


DICKSON - Died on Monday, September 10, at Thessalon, Algoma, Charles Dickson, late of Hamilton.

 Charles Dickson, editor and proprietor of the “Thessalon Advocate”, died on Monday. He had been suffering from consumption for two or three years. Mr. Dickson was a native of Hamilton and left here about six years ago to take charge of the “Advocate”. He was a man of sterling worth and a general favourite among his acquaintances. He leaves a wife and one child. The remains will be brought here for burial.


CAMERON - Died on September 12, at the residence of this uncle, H. D. Cameron, No 132 Emerald street south, Hamilton, Alexander Cameron, eldest son of John Cameron of the township of Stanley, county of Huron, aged 22 years. Funeral to G.T.R. station, Stuart street, at 3 p.m., Thursday. Interment in Kippen, Ontario

 Alexander Cameron died suddenly to-day at the residence of his uncle, H. D. Cameron. He had been ill only two weeks. Consumption was the cause of death. The deceased was 22 years old and was born in the township of Stanley.


ROSSITOR - (Port Credit) The body of a young man named Henry Rossitor, who had been in the employ of R. Dunn a few miles east of here, was discovered lying beside the railway track just east of the station this morning. It is thought he was killed by a train during the night. Deceased was known as a steady and industrious young man.


WATTERS - The only son of Henry Watters, the well known Ottawa druggist, died of lockjaw yesterday.


MCLEOD - W. C. McLeod, Sr., Woodstock’s millionaire, died yesterday. W. Hyslop, the well known bicyclist recently became his son-in-law.

WHITEBREAD - (Barrie) George Whitehead, principal of the West Ward public school here, died very suddenly last night. Mr. Whitebread was in good health until a few minutes before his death. Apoplexy was the cause of death.


MAIN - (Sheffield) Johanna Main died on Thursday of last week and was buried at the village cemetery on Saturday. The deceased contracted inflammation about two months ago, followed by a paralytic stroke.


NORTHWOOD - (Milton) Little David Northwood, aged 9, who was so badly injured at the C.P.R. station a short time ago by being crushed between two freight cars, died on Saturday from his injuries.


WRIGHT - (Port Elgin) This morning, A. W. Wright, traveller for the Watts soap works, Brantford, was burned to death in the American Hotel. It seems that he was subject to falling fits and about five o’clock he took one of these in the closet. Having a lamp, he fell on it. The lamp burst and before Wright was conscious, his side , one arm and face were burned to a crisp. After the fit left, however, he was able to get to the landlord’s rooms and wake him. Strange to say the fire did no damage except to char and blacken the closet. Wright lived five hours, was quite conscious, and chatted intelligently, recognizing those who called on him. He leaves a widow and a large family in Brantford. His body, which is an unrecognizable mass, will be taken to Brantford to-morrow. He was an old and well known Traveller on the road, popular with his customers and fellow travellers.


RHODICK - (Toronto) A young lady named Miss Eda Rhodick of the township of Mono, east of the town of Orangeville, expired last night at the exhibition grounds in a most unexpected manner. She was watching the performance from the grandstand when she was suddenly attacked with illness which rendered necessary her removal to the compartment beneath. She accepted a drink of tea, afterward some water, when vomiting suddenly began and continued with great violence. Doctors Awde and Shield did everything possible to relieve her, but without success. The cause of death is believed to be ulceration of the stomach. Messrs Bates and Dodds, the undertakers, took charge of the body.


COSGROVE - (Cornwall) Patrick Cosgrove who was found in Flack’s coal shed yesterday morning with his skull fractured died this morning. The case is believed to be one of murder. An inquest began at 1 o’clock this afternoon.


September 14, 1894


MOORE - Died at her late residence, no 403 York street, on September 13, 1894, Rachel Moore, wife of Ruben Moore, aged 35 years. Funeral, Sunday, September 16, at 2 p.m Friends will please accept this intimation.


DUNBAR - (Detroit) The man who was found in a badly composed condition in a barn in the rear of 153 Monroe avenue yesterday has been fully identified by his sister who resides in Essex county,, Ontario and who came here last night. Dunbar’s mother lives in Canada, near Toronto, and he has another sister living in that same country, too. The police do not think that Dunbar was poisoned. He may have died from hunger or sickness or may have committed suicide. His quarrel with his mistress was not a violent one and amounted to little more than her telling him that she could support him no longer.


FLYNN - Bryan Flynn, one of the oldest residents of Welland, is dead, aged 82.


MELLINBY - William Mellinby died at Welland yesterday, aged 77.He was a wealthy Bachelor.


BIRD - (Penetanguishene) Last Saturday between six and seven o’clock, Charlie, the eldest son of J..M,. Bird of Muskoka Mills, went to get a pail of water out of the river and was drowned. Just how the accident happened no one can tell. A neighbour woman residing some distance away saw a splash in the water and gave the alarm. The body was recovered within twenty minutes, but all efforts at resuscitation were in vain.


September 15, 1894


REARDON - Died in this city, on the15th instant, Robert Henry, third son of Elizabeth and the late John Reardon, aged 25 years and 3 months, Funeral From his late residence, 75 Cannon street west, on Monday, at 8.30, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to the Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation..


JOHNSON - (Colombia, PA) Harry B. Johnson, superintendent of the Agencies of the Anglo-American Savings and Loan Association of New York, was found dead on the street last night. Death resulted from heart failure, superinduced, it is said by excessive smoking of cigarettes. Mr Johnson was 35 years of age and a native of Brantford, Ontario where his mother and sister reside.

(Brantford) Beverly. Johnson was the eldest son of the late Chief G.H.M. Johnson very well known here where his family reside. He was a graduate of Hellmuth College. London and afterward for some years lived in Hamilton, leaving there for Montreal where he occupied a position in the New York Life, and finally became their organizing agent. He was a brother to Miss E. Pauline Johnson. Death was due to heart failure and the remains will be brought here for interment.

( Hamilton) Mr. Johnson was in the employ f the New York Life Insurance Company here about twelve years, and was a leading lacrosse Player. He left here to go to Montreal.


LANCASHIRE - (Peterborough) Robert John, the 4 year-old son of John Lancashire, living near Hazlitt’s Corners, Otanabee, was playing around a seed drill and while sitting on the top of his body was forced against the lever and his neck, by some means, caught in it. There he hung for sometime until found when life was extinct. No person was at home at the time of the accident.


ALFORD, KENNEDY - ( Peterborough) A sad drowning occurred here this evening by which two well known young ladies lost their lives. H. A. Kerr took two lady friends, Miss Ada Alford and Miss Maggie Kennedy, out for a canoe sail on Little Lake. All went well until a steamer “City of Peterborough” passed them and they entered the swell caused by the steamer when Mr. Kerr lost control of the boat and in a moment it was upset and all three occupants were thrown into the water, the two young ladies going down almost at once and drowning before assistance arrived. Some of the steamer’s crew threw a life preserver which Mr Kerr caught, saving himself. The bodies have not yet been recovered.


September 17, 1984


SEYMOUR - Died on the 15th instant, Percival Seymour, Aged 4 years and 7 months. Funeral from 340 Cannon street east on Monday , 17th instant, at 3 o’clock to St. Matthews church.


WRIGHT - (Belleville ) Dr. Wright, headmaster of the high school here, died yesterday at Picton, aged 56.


BEANINE - (Plantagenet) A sad accident occurred here before noon by which Frederick Beanine , blacksmith of this village, lost his only child a bright active boy, 3 years of age. He was in the habit of playing around the water and is supposed to have fallen off the boom at the head of the mill where the body was found about three hours after the child was missed. His mother who was present when the body was taken out of the water was carried fainting into the house. This is the second drowning accident in this village this summer, the first being when Mr. Allan lost his eldest son this spring.


DICKSON - (Kingston) A load of hay capsized on Mr. James Dickson’s farm, Westmeath, a few days ago and fell on his little sonand killed him. A daughter was badly hurt .


LLOYD - (Shannonville ) This village was visited by a heavy thunderstorm between seven and eight o’clock last night. Lightning struck a large maple tree in front of the post office. Wilson Lloyd, a cheesemaker of this place, whose home is in Plainsfield, was standing near with his horse and rig, and both man and beast were killed instantly. Mr. Cornell and a horse nearby were knocked down and stunned. Miss East, telegraph operator was badly hurt by the shock . Miss Davidson, Miss Appelby, Mrs Matthew Hill, Miss East, a sister of the telegraph operator and a young man named Winters, who were in the office were knocked down and more or less hurt. The office and contents were badly damaged also.


  FOWLER - Daniel Fowler, a well-known Painter, in water colours died on Amherst Island last Friday, aged 85,


SHIPPEY - (Winnipeg ) Four men in a small sail boat were caught in a gale on the Lake of the Woods Mac DONALD a few miles from Rat Portage yesterday. The boat was blown over the Keewatin Falls and J.R. Shippey and A. MacDonald were drowned. Shippey’s family reside in Dutton or Chatham, Ontario.


GASTMERE - (Toronto) The many friends and his brother railwayman were surprised to learn of the sudden death of G.T..R. conductor John Gastmere, who resided in East Toronto village. The deceased left Toronto on Thursday Morning with the train going west, but was taken ill with inflamation of the bowels and when the train reached Guelph, he had to be removed, being unable to continue. Despite the efforts of the medical men, the popular conductor died Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after being stricken. The deceased was one of the most genial and respected of railwaymen and leaves a widow and four small children


POWERS - (Windsor) Philip Powers and John McCarthy, two young men of this city, were in some unaccountable manner capsized in a rowboat yesterday evening near Sandwich. McCarthy was rescued but Powers, who was a cripple, was drowned..


September 18, 1894


DYMENT- Died of the 18th instant, at Sydenham Mountain, West Flamborough, Adam Dyment. Funeral on Thursday at 1 o’clock. Adam Dyment, a well known farmer on Sydenham mountain, brother of John Dyment, was fatally hurt yesterday while on his farm with a cultivator. He was sitting on the machine and driving along at a good speed when the teeth of the cultivator struck a stone and Dyment was thrown forward. The handle struck him in the stomach and was so badly injured internally that he died this morning. He was 35 years of age and leaves a wife nd two children. He will be buried on Thursday.


MCNAMARA - Miss Bella McNamara, who died on Sunday, was buried at Dundas to-day.


CROWE - Braithwaite Crowe, a resident of London township for nearly sixty years, died yesterday aged 80.


FOSTER - John Foster, an elderly farmer near Welland, was struck and killed by lightning on Saturday evening.


NOBLE - William C. Noble, son of Charles Noble of Killarney, Ontario, accidentally shot himself while duck hunting near Little Current yesterday. He died in fifteen minutes after the accident.


AXWORTHY - (Toronto) E. B. Axworthy of 193 Shaw street died yesterday afternoon from injuries received by having been kicked by his mare shortly after noon on Sunday. The mare was in a yard behind the house and managed to get into the garden where she commenced rolling on a cabbage bed. Mr. Axworthy saw the incident from the house and went out to put the mare out of the garden. As he approached, the animal rose to his feet and kicked him in the groin, knocking him down. He got up and entered the house, but was unable to remain standing. Every effort was made to relieve his pain, but in spite of all that could be done he sank rapidly and died about half past three yesterday afternoon.


September 19, 1894


FAULKNOR - Died on September 19, at his father’s residence, 123 Queen street south, Frederick John Faulknor, eldest son of R. J. Faulknor, aged 19 years. Funeral from above address on Friday, September 21, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ARNOLD - Died at Waterdown, on Tuesday, September 18, Willie, youngest child of Carrie West and George Arnold, aged 3 years and 5 months. Funeral on Thursday at 2 o’clock.


AUSTIN - Killed at Wood street sewer, on September 18, Frederick H. Austin, aged 33 years, a native of Wimbleton, England, late of the 17th Company, Royal Engineers, England. Funeral at 2 p.m., Thursday, from his late residence, Harvey street off Sanford avenue.

 The body of Frederick Austin, who was buried by the caving-in of the Wood street sewer, was recovered about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. It was found under the shoring at the south end of the sewer and was covered with sand. The deceased’s mouth and ears were filled sand.

No bones were broken and it is believed death resulted from suffocation. Some people think the body would have been recovered earlier had the men dug at the south side of the sewer instead of at the north side. They say there was no more than two or three feet of earth over the spot where the body was found.


GORDON - Captain John Gordon, who was a well known steamboat captain sailing out of Hamilton in the forties, died at Guelph on Sunday. He was a son-in-law of the late Robert Land of this city. Allan Land, a nephew of the deceased, was one of the pall bearers at the funeral which took place yesterday afternoon and was very largely attended.


MOFFAT - Lieutenant-Colonel Moffat of London, Ontario, died yesterday after a long illness. He came from Scotland to London.


WALKER - (Peterborough) What was probably a murder most foul was perpetrated on Sunday night a few miles south of Millbrook on the Port Hope road. H. A. Walker, who is well known in Peterborough and surrounding country, was found dead on the roadside. He was returning from Port Hope after delivering a load of cheese. The deceased was about 62 years of age and he was possessed of considerable means.


September 20, 1894


MUNRO - Died at Portland, Oregon, on August 30, of rheumatism of the heart, James Munro, eldest son of James Munro of this city.


BELL - Died suddenly at Toronto, this morning, Sarah, fourth daughter of the late Dugald Bell of Patrick- Scotland.


SMITH - Died in this city, on September 19, Elizabeth, relict of the late William Smith, aged 84 years. For many years an inmate of the Aged Women’s Home. Funeral from 44 Gore street, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Private.


STEVENS - (Toronto) On Wednesday morning about 8 o’clock J. C. Stevens of Cherrywood, in company with his brother and three others, started for Locust Hill station in a democrat wagon. He was seated in the back seat and a sudden jerk of the horses caused him to overbalance, and he fell on the road, lighting on his head. He was picked up and taken home and medical aid summoned, but never recovered consciousness and died between three and four o’clock the same afternoon. Deceased was a single man in his 66th year and made his home with his brother, Reuben Stevens.


CAVERHILL - (North Bay) W.C. Caverhill, general merchant of this town, while on his way to Lake Tamacamagne in a canoe by way of Trout Lake, Pine Lake, Lake Tallon, Mattawa River and the Ottawa River, accompanied by an Indian guide, was drowned in Lake Tallon late last night. The Indian guide got ashore and reported the sad accident.


ROCHESTER -John Rochester who was one of Ottawa’s oldest and most respected citizens died yesterday.


STINECOMB (Kingston) Yesterday R. Stinecomb, a young farmer of the township of Olden, while trying to catch a horse, met with an accident which resulted fatally. While he held the horse by the tail, it kicked him in the breast and from the result of the injuries, he died this morning. He leaves a wife and two children. A brother, Samuel, died four years as a result of a kick by a horse.


September 21 , 1894


BIRELY - Died at Ocean House, Hamilton Beach, on Thursday, September 20, Norris Edward, aged 3 months and 3 days, only child of E. L. and Annie Birely. Funeral private


McLANDRESS - (St. Thomas) John Landress, a M .C. R. Brakeman of this city, aged 30, fell from a west bound freight train last night between Queen and William streets and was instantly killed, the train running over him and severing his head and right arm from his body. He leaves a wife and three children. He was a member of the I.O.F.


September 22, 1894


ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on 21st instant, Ellen Brown, wife of the late James Armstrong, aged 50 years. Funeral will leave her late residence, 6 Liberty street, on Monday, at 8.30 a.m. to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation..


TURNBULL - John E. Turnbull, Inspector of Dominion Government buildings in the maritime provinces, died yesterday at Halifax, aged 76 years.


MACKLIN - (Toronto) Samuel Macklin of Coventry, a well-known attendant on the Toronto Market, died under peculiar circumstances in King Township on Wednesday. He had been in the city with a load of vegetables and was apparently taken sick while returning home, as he was found lying in his rig in a field on Lot 20, concession 9, King. His horse had been unhitched and the man was senseless. Efforts to restore him to consciousness proving futile, he was taken into Galvin’s hotel at Bell’s Lake and medical assistance called, but the man died in a few hours.


September 24, 1894


KENNA - Died on Sunday, 23rd instant, at her late residence, 402 Catherine street north, Catharine, beloved wife of Thomas Kenna, in her 48th year. Funeral on Tuesday, at 8:30, to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.

 After an illness of nearly four months, Mrs. Thomas Kenna died at her home, 402 Catharine street north, on Sunday. An abscess was the immediate cause of death, but her health had been poor since the loss of a little daughter who was burned to death four years ago.


HANES - Died at Rock Chapel, on September 22, John Alexander Hanes, formerly of Hamilton, aged 61 years. Funeral from his late residence at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to Rock Chapel church. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ARROL - Died in this city, on September 23, Jane Anderson, the beloved wife of Robert Arrol, a native of Hamilton, Scotland, aged 70 years. Funeral from her late residence, 441 MacNab street north, Tuesday, 25th, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SIDDALL - Died at his late residence, No 82 Barton street east, on Sunday, September 23, Hiram Siddall, in his 62nd year. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CLOHECY - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Joseph, second and beloved son of Mary and Thomas Clohecy, in the 16th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his parents’ residence, No 119 Catherine street north, on Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.

Joseph Clohecy, the 16-year-old son of Thomas Clohecy, died of lockjaw Sunday morning. Some weeks ago in jumping, he struck on a nail which caused the injury from which he died. All that medical aid and attention of a devoted mother could do were powerless to save him. He was a good and industrious boy and well liked by his companions.


KELLY - (Guelph) Jonathan Kelly, ex-alderman and at one time chief of police, died suddenly yesterday. Heart failure was the cause.


MURRAY - (Milton) The funeral of Mrs. James Murray, Mansewood, who died in Milton on Friday while under the influence of chloroform, took place on Sunday and was very largely attended.


PERCIVAL - (Toronto) The lady who was killed by a Grand Trunk train at Mount Dennis a fortnight ago has been identified as Jane, wife of John Percival, residing in rear of 67 Wood street. The identification was effected by her husband who had been shown some newspapers containing an account of the accident. Mr. Percival says that his wife’s faculties had been impaired by old age and thinks that she lost her way when she met with the accident. She was over 60 years of age.


WHITLEY - (Parry Sound) Hugh Whitley, a young mechanic who arrived here lately from Belfast, Ireland, was drowned last night. On account of the intense darkness he walked off the wharf into fourteen feet of water and was not recovered until life was extinct. A coroner’s inquest was held this afternoon when a verdict of accidental drowning was rendered.


LAWRENCE - Mrs. A. Lawrence died yesterday at London, Ontario, at the age of ninety years.


September 25, 1894


TRAILL - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Margaret Cross, second daughter of Allan Traill. Funeral from her father’s residence, No 122 Jackson street west, On Wednesday, 26th instant at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GOLDIE - David Goldie, a prominent and respected citizen of Ayr, Ontario, died yesterday morning.


BETTS - (Kingston) A sad accident occurred at Wolfe Island last evening. Dr. Betts left his surgery and walked down to the shore at the back of the building in search of a pipe which he left there some time during the day. On the way he slipped and fell against a stone. He became unconscious and died. Suffocation produced by the fall caused death. He was about 37 years of age and second son of the late Dr. Betts.


September 26, 1894


FLETCHER - Died at Saltfleet, on the 25th instant, Calista Jane, only and beloved daughter of David A. Fletcher, Saltfleet, aged 21 years. Funeral from her father’s residence to Trinity Church, Glanford, on Thursday at 2 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


COLE - (Lindsay) Arthur Cole, of Hamilton, Ontario, a youth about 19 years of age, who has been exercising horses at the race track, Lindsay fairgrounds, was thrown violently from a horse while exercising this morning and his skull was fractured. He died at noon without having regained consciousness.


BARKER - (London) George Barker, a well known farmer and horticulturist living near Lobo village, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by taking a dose of paris green. No reason is given for the act as he was a man of unusual intelligence, of a cheerful disposition, and in easy circumstances. He was well known in both Lobo and London and was in frequent attendance at the London Market with fruit and vegetables. He leaves a wife and several children.


WHITE - (Belleville) John White, ex-M.P. for East Hastings, died yesterday at Victoria, British Columbia, from disease of kidneys. Deceased was seven times elected to parliament from that riding. He was a prominent Orangeman and was provincial grand master in 1874. He was born in Donegal, Ireland, and was 61 years of age. His widow and family of eight survive him.


PEQUIGNET - (Guelph) A 17-months-old baby of Joseph Pequignet, jeweller, fell into a tub of water and was drowned. The girl had set the wash tub down temporarily while washing clothes. The child was discovered five minutes afterward and restoratives applied but without avail.


STEWART - (Caledonia Sachem) The late James Stewart of Oneida was one of the best known men in this section, having lived on the farm on which he died for almost forty years. He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1819 and was married to Sarah Thompson of the same place in 1843. They came to this country in 1850 and settled at Onondaga where they lived for four years and then purchased the farm in Oneida where they have resided ever since. He proved a very successful man and accumulated considerable of this world’s wealth and was a great home man, his wife and family being always his first thought. Three brothers and three sisters survive him, being Mr. Hugh Stewart of Hagersville, Mr. Andrew Stewart of Chicago, Mr. Peter Stewart of Athol, Mrs. James Murray and Miss Stewart of this village, and Mrs. David Gibson of Brantford. At the time of his death his beloved wife was in Hamilton hospital having undergone an operation for a cancer on the lip, but was able to come home the day before the funeral. Three of deceased’s sons, Messrs James, John, and William, are very extensive lumber merchants in Buffalo, while Alexander lives on the farm. Of the four daughters, the eldest, Mrs. William Forbes, also lives in Buffalo, while the other three live on the homestead with their mother. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, the remains being laid to rest in Caledonia cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. S. Conning of whose church Mr. Stewart was an elder. In politics he was a Reformer.


September 27, 1894


WEST - Died at her late residence, 107 Charles street, on the 26th instant, Jennie West, in the 44th year of her age. Funeral Friday. Private.

JAMIESON - Died on September 25, at the residence of her brother-in-law, M. Ritchie, 90 Cannon street west, Mary Jamieson, widow of the late John Jamieson, aged 84 years. Funeral Friday morning in time for 7 o’clock train to Port Dover.


HARTLEY - Joseph Hartley, a Winnipeg labourer, three months ago came into possession of a fortune of $50,000. He died in the hospital yesterday from excessive drinking.


GOODSON - (Toronto) At twenty minutes past nine o’clock yesterday morning an unfortunate accident occurred at the Brock avenue crossing by which the life of a man names Alfred E. Goodson was suddenly terminated. The deceased approached the crossing when two trains, one a freight on the main line of the Grand Trunk, the other a Belt Line train, were passing in different directions. The guard gates were closed but Goodson stooped, passing under them, and began to cross the lines. It is believed his attention was fixed on the freight train and that he failed to notice the other train coming from the opposite direction. At all events the locomotive struck him and death ensued at once. The body was removed in the patrol wagon to the morgue. An inquest held there by Coroner Orr last night resulted in a verdict of death by accident, blame not being attached to anyone.


MIDGELY - The old saying “Trouble never comes singly” is true of the case of Peter Midgely of Chestnut avenue. Within the last few weeks three of his children have died of diphtheria. The last one of the three, Ada, died at the cemetery looking after her brother’s grave and was taken sick shortly afterward. Another member of the family, a little boy, is very low at the hospital with the same disease. Mr. And Mrs. Midgely are almost heartbroken over their trouble.


September 28, 1894


BARR - (Fulton) The youngest child of C. Barr of Beamsville was brought to Tweedside for interment on Sunday.


September 29, 1894


MALONE - Died in this city, this morning, September 29, Michael Malone, aged 62 years. Funeral from his late residence, 218 Catherine street north, Monday, October 1, at 9 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


DUNSCATH - (Meaford) The body of Mrs. W. G. Dunscath of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, who disappeared from here on Tuesday last, was found in the river last evening. It is supposed she became low-spirited over her illness and threw herself into the river.


LUMSDEN - (Norwich) John Lumsden, a farmer living about four miles east of here, while driving home last evening with a load of apple pummiss, was thrown from the wagon and killed. He was a married man with a family and about 55 years old.


WATT - (Troy) Mrs. Watt, sister of Mrs. Adam Misener, died in Detroit on Sunday. She was buried at St. George on Tuesday.


SUTHERLAND - (Gore Bay) The people of this quiet little town were horrified by the terrible intelligence that Earl, the three-year-old child of Mr. And Mrs. Sutherland, had been drowned in a rain barrel and the child’s mother in a fit of insanity had done the terrible deed.

 It appears that for some time there has been suspicion about insanity in Mrs. Sutherland and she has been closely watched in consequence. Lately she seemed to be improving and yesterday evening sat and talked quite intelligently for some time to Miss Emory, a young lady who has been stopping with her. At about 8 o’clock the mother took two of the children (there are three) and went downstairs while Miss Emory went upstairs with the other. It appears the young lady lay down on the bed with her clothes on and fell asleep. She does not know how long she slept, but supposed it must have been about 11 o’clock when Mrs. Sutherland came upstairs and said that she had drowned the pup in the rain barrel. Miss Emory thought nothing particular of it as Mrs. Sutherland had threatened to drown it. The two then went downstairs where they talked for nearly an hour when Mrs. Sutherland expressed a desire to go to bed. The young lady again went upstairs but hardly got into the room before the unhappy mother came up and said she had put the boy in the rain barrel. In great alarm Miss Emory rushed downstairs over to the Ocean Hotel and roused W. P. Hurd, Mrs. Sutherland’s father, who immediately hastened up to the house. At the door he met his unfortunate daughter who told him she had drowned Earl in the rain barrel. He at once ran around the house and found it was only too true.

 It appears the mother had gone into the bedroom, wrapped the bed clothes around the poor boy as he slept and put him into the barrel in that condition. When found, he was dead. The poor boy was a bright and cheerful little fellow. The father, who has been away from home for a few days, at this writing has not returned but is momentarily expected. The unfortunate woman does not seem to realize what she had done. Coroner Carruthers of Little Current will be up to-night and the inquest will be held to-morrow.


SHEPARD - Died at 202 Spadina avenue, Toronto, at 10 p.m. on Friday, September 29, William Allen Shepard, manager Mail Job Printing Company. Funeral on Tuesday, October 2, at 2:45 p.m.

William A. Shepard, manager of the Mail Job Printing Company, died very suddenly at his home, 202 Spadina avenue at 10:30 o’clock last night of heart failure. Mr. Shepard had been ailing for nearly two years, but had been confined to his house only for the past six weeks. He was tolerably well until a few minutes before his death when he was suddenly taken with one of the attacks of heart trouble to which he was subject.

Mr. Shepard, who was about 60 years of age, came to Canada while a young man from Brockville, N.Y. He first located in Hamilton and was there connected with the “Guardian”.

Subsequently he went to Belleville and became manager of the “Intelligencer” of which Hon. MacKenzie Bowell, now minister of trade and commerce, was then proprietor. In 1880 Mr. Shepard came to Toronto and entered the service of the “Mail” Job Printing Company, two years later becoming its manager. He was a vice president of the United Typothetae of America and was made president when that body visited Toronto two years ago. He was also president of the Toronto Employing Printers’ Association. Mr. Shepard was a mason. He was a manager, elder, and ardent worker at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, seven sons and four daughters.


October 1, 1894


WILLBURN - (Toronto) A fatal accident occurred in the C.P.R freight yards at Toronto Junction about 10:30 on Saturday night. Brakeman Gustav P. Willburn was assisting in making up a freight train and had just made a coupling when his foot caught in a frog and before he could extricate himself, a car passed over him, tearing his left leg apart and frightfully mangling his left arm. When taken from the track, pieces of the crushed limb protruded through his clothes. In a dying condition he was placed on a train and taken to the North Toronto station whence the ambulance from police station No 1 conveyed him, attended by Dr. D. W. Clendenan of the Junction, to the general hospital.

There he died about 4 o’clock yesterday morning. Deceased was 27 years of age and leaves a young wife and a 3-months child who reside on Edmund street, Toronto Junction.


GRAHAM - George Graham, treasurer of Peel County, died at Brampton yesterday.


KETCHUM - (Brighton) The village to-day is agitated by the saddest tragedy in its history, the suicide of M. Parker Ketchum, a well known and highly respected citizen. The deceased was known throughout Canada as the owner of “Doc”, the celebrated trotting dog, and in Brighton, his native town, he was esteemed as one of the most enterprising and public-spirited citizens. He was warm-hearted and generous and nearly every citizen grieves for him as for a brother. Mr. Ketchum suffered for some time past with despondency, occasioned by worry over business matters, being greatly troubled by property he purchased in Winnipeg during the boom which was a drain on his income as he could not sell it to advantage and the taxes and expenses of keeping it were a heavy burden. During the last five years he has toured Canada and the United States with his trotting dog and made a great deal of money but his expenses were necessarily heavy and his earnings were not as large as generally estimated. The last venture was as a manufacturer of champagne cider in Toronto and this speculation was not satisfactory. He entered “Doc” in the Toronto exhibition and scored another victory after which he succeeded in selling the dog for $500. After the Toronto fair, he returned to his commodious home in Brighton. His melancholy mood was remarked by his friends who thought, however, his affairs would probably take a turn for the better and cheer him up. The deceased went out on Saturday evening about 7 o’clock and when he did not return at bedtime, his family became alarmed. Thinking perhaps an accident had befallen him, his friends set out to search for him. The search continued all night but was unsuccessful and his friends began to think that he had taken the train and left the town. Clarence Lockwood, a neighbour, set out about 7 o’clock this morning to milk his cow and as he passed through his orchard he discovered Mr. Ketchum’s body stretched upon the ground with a ghastly bullet wound in the right temple. He at once summoned the neighbours and the coroner was sent for. The body of the deceased was under a tree lying face downward. The deceased wore a silk skull cap under his hat. He was dressed as usual and wore a heavy ulster. A carriage rug was wrapped around him and in his hand he clutched the fatal revolver. An empty bottle of laudanum was found near the body. While in a fit of melancholy the deceased had evidently determined to take his life and proceeded with great deliberation. It is thought that after leaving his residence at 7 o’clock he went to Lockwood’s orchard and lay down. Wrapping the rug around him he drank the contents of the laudanum bottle; then placing the revolver to his right temple, fired, rolled on his left side and expired without a struggle. He had been dead for hours when found. The deceased was in the 50th year of his age and an old resident of Brighton. He was popular in Brighton and throughout the surrounding country. He was prominent in municipal affairs and took an active interest in the political affairs of the riding. He was a Freemason and one of the most active members of the local lodge. His wife and two children, a girl and a boy, survive him and the most heartfelt sympathy is felt for them in their affliction. The deceased, it is said, was heavily insured. Coroner Dean did not deem an inquest necessary, there being no doubt that the deceased took his life while temporarily insane. The funeral will take place with Masonic honours on Tuesday afternoon and will undoubtedly be a large one.


MARTIN - (Toronto) The worshippers at the Yonge Street Methodist church received a great shock yesterday morning. Just before service commenced, Edith Martin, the 13-year-old daughter of Edward Martin, builder and contractor, suddenly expired. Mr. Martin, who lives at 13 Shaftesbury Place, is the superintendent of the Sunday school and a very well known man in North Toronto. He and his two daughters, Mary and Edith, were sitting in their pew waiting for the service to open when Edith without a cry of warning fell sideways into the lap of her sister. Thinking that his daughter had fainted, Mr. Martin lifted her up and carried her out of the church to the house of Mr. Hall on the other side of the street. The usual restoratives were immediately applied and Dr. Foster who lives close by was called in. On the arrival of the physician, he at once pronounced her dead and from the appearance of the girl’s face he gave the opinion that she must have died the instant she fell over in church. The doctor ascribed the cause of death to stoppage of the heart, but on enquiry he could not elicit any information to prove that the girl had been unduly excited, for she had walked leisurely to church in company of her sister. It seems that for the past week Edith had been complaining of dizziness, but it was not considered serious and no particular notice was taken of it. The parents of the poor girl are prostrated with grief.


October 2, 1894


ANGLIN - Samuel Anglin died yesterday in Kingston aged 85 years.


BRAND - (Forest) Last Friday evening David Brand, a prominent farmer of Bosanquet township, met with an accident which resulted in his death yesterday evening. Threshing was going on at the farm of John Brand, a brother, and at supper time while some of the men were fooling, Mr. Brand was accidentally struck in the eye with a pitchfork. The tines touched the brain and paralysis set in instantly. He lay unconscious forty-eight hours and died without rallying in the least. He was 46 years of age and leaves a wife and nine children. He was a member of the Sons of Scotland and Canadian Foresters and had $1,000 insurance in each society.


FLETCHER - (Toronto) John Fletcher, a boy of 12, whose parents live at 29 McCaul street, became engaged in a fight with some companions on his way from school on Monday last and received an injury on his head which caused his death on Sunday. Coroner Johnson held an inquest yesterday at which it was brought out that in the fight Fletcher had been struck with a cedar block and knocked down. In falling his head struck the curbing and he received the wound which proved fatal. The jury brought in a verdict that his death resulted from inflammation of the brain and implicating no one.


October 3, 1894


SULLIVAN - Died in this city, on October 2, 1894, Johanna Dunne, relict of the late John Sullivan, in the 71st year of her age. Funeral from her daughter’s residence, Mrs. Thomas J. Kelly, 115 John street north, Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


LUMSDEN - Died this morning, October 3, Frances Hayden, widow of the late Rev. William Lumsden. Funeral private.

October 4, 1894


LOTTRIDGE - Died at the residence of his son, James M. Lottridge, 266 Bay street south, on Thursday, 4th , 1894 Oct., aged 88 years. Funeral at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Interment at Waterdown.


KING- Died in this city, on Tuesday October 2, at Barton street east, Elizabeth, beloved wife of James King of American Express Company, New York city, in the 48th year of her age. Funeral from the above address to Burlington cemetery at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


TAYLOR- Died on the 3rd of October, at his residence, 152 James street south Hamilton, George Taylor, formerly of the bank of the Bank of British North America, Hamilton, aged 81 years. Funeral private.

The death is announced of George Taylor, formerly manager of the Bank of British North America here and for the past forty years a resident of Hamilton. Mr. Taylor came to this country from England in the fifties and was for some time in the Bank of British North America in London. In 1853 he was appointed manager of the bank here, a position which he held until 1867, when he became a member of the firm of Taylor & Minty, private bankers. This venture proved unsuccessful and Mr. Taylor subsequently became financial correspondent for John Proctor. For several years past he has lived a retired life. He was a prominent member of the Church of the Ascension congregation.

Mr. Taylor was married, but leaves no children, and his wife predeceased him. His brother, Samuel Taylor of Montreal, was with him when he died.


WATSON - (Brampton) T.G. Watson, for many years with K. Chisholm & Co. in Brampton but lately in business for himself in Winnipeg, died in the latter place yesterday. He had been married only a short time to Bertha, daughter of Rev Dr. Harper. He was well known in dry goods circles.


DONALDSON - John Donaldson, one of the first engine drivers on the Grand Trunk, died yesterday

at his home near Belleville, aged 72 years.


FORREST- James Forrest of the banking firm of Farquhar,, and Forrest, & Co., Halifax, died yesterday from gastric fever, aged 48. He leaves property worth $54, 000.


BRADSHAW - (Port Hope) The Midland train on Monday, September 24, ran into Simpson & Read’s delivery wagon at Barrett’s crossing and the driver and a school girl named Josephine Beauchamp, who was with him, sustained serious injuries. The little girl is progressing nicely, but Lewis Bradshaw whose skull was crushed died yesterday evening, his wounds having brought on an inflammation of the brain. Coroner Corbett began began an inquest over the remains which is not yet concluded.


October 5, 1894


HARRIS- Alanson Harris, founder of the implement works now merged into the Massey -Harris establishment,, died in Brantford Wednesday night, aged 78 years. He was the father of Rev. Elmore Harris of Toronto.


RICHARDS - Stephan Richards, Q.C .who held the office of commissioner of crown lands in the Sandfield MacDonald administration and was a prominent figure in legal circles, fell dead yesterday on the wharf at Centre Island, Toronto.


October 6, 1895


GREEN - Died on October 6, at his mother’s residence, 125 Main street east, William B. Green, aged 24 years. Funeral will take place from the above address on Monday, October 8, at 3:30 p.m.


SUTHERLAND - H. A. Sutherland, a farmer, while getting out of a wagon last Wednesday night near Bradford, Ontario, fell on the wheel, striking his head on the hub. He lay paralysed from his shoulders down till yesterday when death ended his sufferings.


October 8, 1894


KING - Died in this city, on October 8, at the residence of his son, corner of York and Dundurn streets, Rev. S. King, aged 81 years. Funeral on Wednesday to Barton.


LEWIS - John Lewis of Belleville, father of J. L. Lewis of the “Spectator”, died suddenly on Saturday night at the age of 74. He was a prominent hardware merchant and had been an esteemed and respected resident of that city for many years. J. L. Lewis left for Belleville last evening to attend the funeral.


IRVINE - (Carleton Place) Mrs. John E. Irvine of Carlton Place, with her two children, was driving into town last night from Beckwith. When near the railway crossing here, one of the children slipped out. Mrs. Irvine, while trying to rescue the child, tripped on the reins and fell out, breaking her neck. She died almost immediately afterward.


BROWN - (Lindsay) A lad named Brown, aged 16, while out with three companions this afternoon, lost his life by the upsetting of their canoe. The boys were only a few feet from the shore, but the unfortunate lad must have been seized with a cramp as he sank instantly. The body was recovered in about three hours after the accident. The boy’s family removed from Carberry, Manitoba, to Lindsay a few months since.


BLAIR - (Toronto) Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Blair who was boarding with her husband at No 5 Peel avenue died while in a fit. Mrs. Andrews, the landlady, heard her groans and ran upstairs to her assistance. Before, however, she could give any relief, Mrs. Blair died.


GARDEN - (Toronto) Death came suddenly to Joseph Garden of 108 Edward street yesterday afternoon. About four o‘clock he went to the woodyard of Mr. McBride, corner of Elizabeth and Edward streets, but had barely reached there when he complained of felling unwell and shortly afterward fell to the ground with blood pouring from his lips. Drs. Smith and Guinane was speedily in attendance, but their services were unavailing, and Garden expired within a few minutes. Death was due to haemorrhage of the lungs.


October 9, 1894




WRAUD - (Shelburne) William Wraud, a young man, committed suicide this morning by throwing himself before a fast approaching freight train. Wraud was clad in a night robe and had concealed himself near the track until the train was quite close to him when he jumped forward on the rails. The train passed over him, cutting him in two. No motive can be assigned by the young man’s parents.


WELSHMAN - Died in this city, on October 8, killed by a trolley car, Robert Welshman, aged 37 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 52 Aikman avenue, at 3 p.m. Thursday.

 The first fatal accident since the vestibules were put on the trolley cars occurred at the intersection of Catherine and King streets about 11:30 this morning. When Robert Welshman was riding home to dinner on his bicycle he was struck by a car and was instantly killed. From the information that could be gathered from the eyewitnesses, it is doubtful if the accident could have been avoided, but the man’s life could have been saved had there been a fender on the front of the car.

 Mr. Welshman was a salesman in Oak Hall. He left the store at 11:20 to go to dinner. When he was seen on King street he was riding east on the space between the uptown and downtown tracks. Joseph Taylor, the motorman on Car 44 which was running in the same direction as the bicyclist, saw him riding along in front of the car at the side of the track. Although he did not think there was any danger of an accident as the man was clear of the rail, he sounded the gong just before reaching Catherine street. The bicyclist turned out a few feet and when the car was within two feet of him he must have lost control of the wheel, for he turned over the track. The motorman could not possibly stop the car which struck the bicycle. The unfortunate man was knocked off and the heavy car went over him. He was frightfully mangled. His arms and legs were broken. There was a nasty cut on his forehead and the body was almost cut in two. He was almost instantly killed, breathing his last when he was carried into the Bowman hardware company’s store. The bicycle was found under the front of the car. It was not badly damaged as one would have expected. Motorman Taylor brought the car to a halt twenty feet from where it struck the man. He was deeply affected especially when he discovered that the dead man was his next-door neighbour. “My God” he exclaimed. “What will his poor wife say to me? I could not help it. He crossed over on the track when the car was two feet from him”.

 The body was afterward taken to Green Brothers undertaking establishment where it was prepared for burial. Coroner Philip was notified of the accident, made an investigation, and decided to hold an inquest. He instructed Constable Timson to summon a jury.

 The deceased was an Englishman by birth and was about 40 years old. He lived on Aikman avenue. He leaves a wife and two children. For the past six years he was employed as a salesman in Oak Hall and was highly esteemed. He belonged to the congregation of Christadelphians.


FARMER - William Farmer, the young man who was run over and killed by the Erie flyer at Buffalo on Sunday night, was a son of William Farmer of Ancaster. He was 24 years old and not 40 as stated in the dispatch published yesterday. About seven years ago he was a student at the Hamilton Art School. After completing his course there, he was employed by the Howell Lithographing Company. Afterward he went to Buffalo to accept a position with firm of G. H. Dunstan & Company. Mr. Farmer, Sr. went to Buffalo last night.


FREE - (Lindsay) This morning while John Free was driving across the tracks of the G.T.R. here, a shunting train engine with two flat cars attached backed into Free’s wagon, throwing him out, and one of the cars ran over his body, killing him instantly.


October 10, 1894


CHAMBERS - Died at her residence, 257 Bay street north, on October 8, Elizabeth, widow of David Chambers, aged 80 years. Funeral on Friday at 2 o’clock p.m. to Christ Church Cathedral, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends invited to attend.


FARMER - Died at Buffalo, Sunday, October 7, 1894, William Farmer, aged 26 years, eldest son of William Farmer, Brockton House, Ancaster, Ontario. Funeral at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10.


ABELL - Died at the city hospital, Rochester, N.Y., on Monday, October 8, Asabel Abell, aged 48 years, formerly of this city, brother of the late Daniel W. Abell. Funeral on Thursday on arrival of the 4 p.m. train at the Stuart street station.

 Word has been received from Rochester, N.Y. of the death of Asabel Abell, whose former residence was in this city. It will be remembered that in June last the unfortunate man was run down by a Rochester trolley car, receiving frightful injuries. Since that time he has been in the Rochester general hospital undergoing treatment. Death came to his relief on Monday. The dead man’s sister-in-law, Mrs. D. W. Abell, lives in Hamilton and there are many friends of the family in Woodstock. The body has been shipped to Hamilton and will be buried from the Grand Trunk station on the arrival of the 4 o’clock train Thursday afternoon.


FALCONER - On Wednesday last, Charles S. Falconer, principal of the Cayuga High School came to the city and was admitted to the general hospital suffering from heart trouble. Last night he died, the efforts of his physician, Dr. Woolverton, for his recovery proving unavailing. The deceased was 39 years old and a son of James Falconer of Lucknow. He was a Mason, Oddfellow, Canadian Forester, member of the Sons of Scotland, as well as a Good Templar and a member of the R.T. of T. While at the hospital the Oddfellows’ Relief Board cared for him and the funeral was under the auspices of the same society. As an educationist, he had considerable experience, having been at different times principal of the Forest, Alexandria, Smithville, Sault Ste. Marie, and Cayuga high schools. Religiously he was a Presbyterian and was unmarried. On his life there is insurance in the Ontario Mutual Aid for $2000, and in the C.O.F. for $1000. The remains were shipped this morning to Lucknow for interment in charge of David Falconer, a brother of the deceased, from Chapman’s undertaking rooms.


LITTLE - (Bothwell) William Little who lived about one mile out of town, while working with a G.T.R. section gang near Thamesville this morning, was struck and instantly killed by an accommodation train going west, being thrown into the ditch. Little failed to move out of the way of the train in time. His body was taken to Thamesville where an inquest will be held. He has been an employee of the company for 15 or 20 years.


YOUNG - (Thamesford) At McHughes’s farm in East Nissouri, about seven miles north of here, this afternoon Matthew Young who with Mr. Abbott runs a threshing machine and had completed the threshing and was removing the thresher from the barn when the team became frightened and started off. Mr Young lost his footing and fell, both wheels passing over him, killing him instantly.

 He was unmarried and a highly respected man.


KING - (Thamesford) Rev. Stephen King, who died here on Monday, was born in the parish of Downton, Wiltshire, England, October10, 1813, and until the age of twenty assisted his father at the homestead. He sailed for America from London in May, 1833, and in fifty-three days reached New York. He proceeded to Port Stanley where he took up land with two brothers near the mouth of Catfish creek. In 1835 he removed to Hamilton and assisted in the building the saw mill for Henry Beasley. During the winter he united with the American Presbyterian Church in Barton. In 1837 he acted as home guard at Hamilton during the Rebellion. In the fall of 1838 the deceased became a student of Congregational College under Adam Tillie at Dundas, and finally graduated at Toronto in 1842. On August 6, 1841 he was married to Margaret Hess by whom three sons, John Sumter, David William and Samuel Stephen were born to him. His first charge was Georgetown and Caledon where a church was formed in both places, numbering 22 and 64 members. He removed to Caledon in 1843 where a commodious place of worship and a comfortable parsonage were erected. He afterward removed to Pelham and ministered to a charge there, then engaged as agent for Upper Canada Book and Tract Society, finally locating a farm where between secular duties and preaching the gospel, he spent a very useful life. The declining years of his life having been spent at the residences of his sons in Toronto and this city, where all the comforts of a home and love of children have surrounded him and made his ending peaceful and happy.


October 11 1894


BUCHANAN - Under most melancholy and saddening circumstances did “Josh” Buchanan, the genial and well known city editor of the ”Hamilton Times” lose his life last evening. While returning from Rock ton Fair and having reached Dundas in the darkness of the night, he made a wrong turn off King street, starting his horse along what is known as the Gas House road, leading to the canal basin. He discovered his error when the canal basin was reached and tried to turn the horse. At the Basin the road is very narrow and in backing the animal, the animal became restive. It did not respond to the driver’s command and continued to back. Before the occupants of the buggy could realize what had happened horse, buggy, and people were in the water which at this place is about seven feet deep.

In the buggy with Mr. Buchanan was H. F.Gardiner, editor of “the Times”.Together the two newspapermen had gone to Rockton and together they had driven home again. With a “Spectator” reporter, the Dundas reporters and representatives of the Galt papers, Mr Buchanan sat for over two hours in the office of the secretary Bell at Rockton, copying the big prize list of the fair, and the moment this was finished, kindly good-byes were spoken, the newspapermen shook hands with each other and at once started for home, some driving and others on wheels. Mr Buchanan drove ahead of the “Spectator”man all the way into Dundas where he stopped to speak to Chief of Police Twiss. Here the “Spectator representative drove on and not until he reached the city did he hear of the sad and fatal accident.

Mr. Gardiner when spoken to this morning said that when they had gone some distance down Gas House Road, he told his companion that they were off the track. Buchanan looked around, saw the water of of the canal and stopping the horse, replied “By jove, that’s a fact.” He then started to turn the horse with the result above mentioned. Mr. Gardiner says that when the rig went over the edge, the cover was up and so quickly did the accident occur that neither he or Mr. Buchanan had time to jump. They went down in the buggy and the horse followed struggling violently. Mr. Gardiner’s escape was miraculous. With a heavy overcoat tightly buttoned and an oilcloth over that. He found himself sinking in the water and in the water and in the buggy sticking out he felt the buggy top above him and how he cannot tell. He managed to get free from the rig and come to surface when he at once struck out and reached the shore totally exhausted. When he clambered to the land he turned and called to Mr. Buchanan but all he could see was the bubbling of the water. Too exhausted to make any attempt himself at rescue he did the next best thing and hurried off for assistance. He found Chief Twiss and others at the town hall and took them back to the scene of the of the fatality. Under the chief”s direction willing hands soon got the buggy out ,but Mr. Buchanan was not in it, and it was nearly one hour before his body was recovered. It was taken to the town hall and Mr. Gardiner, who had changed his wet clothing at the Riley House, telephoned to the city to Mrs. Gardiner the sad news.

Mrs. Gardiner, along with Mrs. John Orr of Toronto who is visiting at Mr .Gardiner’s home and J.M. Rousseaux, at once started for Dundas in a hack. On the way out Mr.Gardiner was met coming into the city.The two ladies and Mr. Gardiner came to the city, Mr Rousseaux going on to Dundas. About 1'oclock this morning the body was brought to Pray’s undertaking rooms where it remained all to-day. It bears no mark of any kind and death resulted undoubtedly from drowning. It had been thought that maybe he might have been kicked or struck some part of the rig and stunned, but it was clear that with the encumbrance of the heavy overcoat that he wore, he was unable to help himself but was quickly choked by the water.

The news of the accident was broken to Mrs. Buchanan by Mrs. Gardiner and Mrs. Orr, and for the night Mr. Gardiner’s home was grief stricken woman’s resting place.

Joshua Buchanan was the last male member of a large family and only one sister survives him, Mrs. Bell, wife of Rev. J. Bell of Little Britain. Not a month ago Mrs. Bell was in the city visiting Mr. Buchanan. Born and brought up in Peel county, Mr. Buchanan went into the newspaper business in Brampton. He came to Hamilton in 1866 and worked on the “Spectator” for nearly twelve years, leaving to accept a position as city editor of the “Times” superceding Capt. Mainwaring now of Chicago. This position he held continuously up to the present time. In 1880 he married Miss Mary Buchanan. He leaves no family. Socially he was one of the best liked men in the city. Besides being a member of St. John’s Lodge, A.F. & A.M., he was an old-time worker in the ranks of the I.O.O.F. For many years he was secretary of the Canadian Press Association and personally conducted the excursion of that body to the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia in 1876. The deceased was about 48 years of age and is understood to have carried $2000 life insurance.


IRVING - (Toronto) A body was found yesterday by W. Lightfoot, a gardener at the exhibition grounds, floating in the bay off the Fort Rouille monument. The body was taken ashore and showed only slight signs of decomposition. It was from there taken to the morgue where it was recognized as that of Robert Irving, a builder who has been missing from 27 Gladstone avenue since September 24. On that date he started off for a walk and disappeared. It is thought that he had gone fishing and in some mysterious way fell in.


LAUGHLIN - John Laughlin of Glenelg township, while driving home last night, was thrown from his wagon and killed. He was driving down Rocky hill when the bottom boards of the wagon box slid forward. He leaned over and tried to shove them back when the board tipped up and he was thrown at the horses’ heels, the wagon passing over him. He died in a few minutes. His son, a young lad, was also thrown out, but only slightly injured.


DANE - Yesterday afternoon several men were engaged in tearing down an old barn belonging to Dr. James Alway of Grimsby. A beam fell on one of the men, A. Dane, killing him instantly.


October 12, 1894


CUTTRISS - Died in the city, on the 12th, Ida Augusta Will, beloved wife of William Cuttriss, in the 22nd year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 51 Wellington street north, on Sunday at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BLACK - Miss Kate Black, daughter of Neil Black, of Glenelg township, was killed in a runaway accident near Durham on Wednesday night.


ROBINSON - (London) The death took place here to-day of William Robinson, ex-city engineer of London. He was born in Ireland in 1812 and came to Canada in 1836. He was first employed in Hamilton as a carpenter, and located briefly in Brantford and Burford where his parents lived. Early

in the forties, he worked with Thomas Young, then city engineer of Toronto, learned the business of architecture, and land surveyor. In 1849, he completed the survey of Toronto and Owen Sound road and then practised his profession in Toronto for two years. Coming to London in 1857, he was appointed city engineer and held the position for 21 years. After a short residence in Europe and New York, he returned here and had since lived retired.


October 13, 1894


BUCHANAN - Drowned at Dundas, on Wednesday, October 10, Joshua George Buchanan, city editor of the “Hamilton Times”, aged 46 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, from his late residence, No. 82 Young street, with Masonic honours.


WILLSON - Crowell Willson, ex-M.P. for East Hastings, died yesterday suddenly at Wingham, aged 80 years.


LAIRD - Near Blenheim, Ontario, yesterday, Joseph Laird, an old resident who lived alone, hanged himself in his barn. He made a rope of binder twine, formed a noose at one end, fastened the other end above, stood upon a chair, placed his head through the noose, and jumped off. He is said to have been a very heavy drinker.


HARBOTTLE - (Toronto) A widely known and respected citizen in the person of Capt. Thomas Harbottle, steamboat inspector for the port of Toronto, passed away suddenly yesterday. While in an anteroom of the custom house about 1:30 p.m., Capt. Harbottle was seized with a fit. The captain was alone at the time, but was discovered by Capt. J. R. Heakes who at once summoned assistance and within a few ,minutes Dr. Nattrass was in attendance. The unfortunate gentleman, however, passed away without regaining consciousness. Heart failure was stated by the physician to have been the cause of death. Later in the afternoon the body was removed to the family residence, 62 Isabella street. The deceased gentleman had always enjoyed robust health and only five minutes prior to his demise had been smoking and conversing in his office with the boiler inspector. He made no complaint of feeling unwell.

The late Captain Harbottle was close upon 70 years. He was born in England and came to this country when very young. He early developed a love for the sea and occupied positions of responsibility upon a number of vessels. He commanded the “Princess Royal” and “Passport” plying between Montreal and the city, but after quitting the latter vessel, resided in Hamilton for fifteen years. For some years he acted as captain of the “Chicora”, but in 1883 he was appointed to the position which he occupied at the time of his death. He was a practical mariner and had an intimate knowledge of nautical matters.

The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and seven sons and three daughters. The sons include: Capt. James, of the “Chicora”; Capt. Thomas, of the American steam barge “Havana”; Capt. Harry, who commands an American whaleback; George, purser of the “Carnosee”; C. C. Harbottle, the well known bicyclist; and Neville, head purser of the “Cabola”. Three of the daughters who are married, are Mrs. James Black, Mrs. Ronan of Hamilton, and Mrs. Gourlay. The remains will be take to Hamilton on Monday for burial.


October 15, 1894


MILLICAN - Died on Friday, 12th October, John Millican, a native of Kirklinton, Cumberland, England, aged 45 years. Funeral at 2 p.m. to-day.


COOK - Died in this city, on Sunday, October 14, Emma M. Cook. Funeral from her brother-in-law’s, George Springate, 202 Robinson street, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


KEHOE - John Kehoe, an inmate of the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary to which he was sentenced for murder in 1888, died suddenly at the penitentiary on Friday from excessive use of tobacco.


GUINESS - (Toronto) Eliza Guiness, a widow, dropped dead at noon yesterday when on her way home from church. Deceased had attended the morning service at St. Helen’s and was near Margaretta street when death overtook her. Several passersby witnessed her fall and at once went to her assistance, thinking that she had merely fainted. She was carried into a house near by and Drs. Lynd and Spence were summoned. They diagnosed her case as heart disease.


October 16, 1894


CANHAM - Died on October 16, at 129 Jackson street east, Charles Eldon, youngest son of Alfred and Mary Canham, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral from above address on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this notice.


SMITH - Died on October 16, at 24 Colborne street, Alice Taggart, the wife of Charles Smith, aged 33 years. Funeral from her late residence, Thursday, at 3:30 p.m.


BRAITHWAITE - (Markham) While leading a vicious cow home this afternoon, George Braithwaite, a farmer living on the 6th concession of Markham, in some way became entangled in the rope and was dragged to death. He leaves a wife and one child.


HOGAN - (Woodstock) Fred Hogan, about 18 years of age, son of Martin Hogan, labourer, was shot and instantly killed this afternoon by his companion, John Cross. According to the story told by Cross, the two boys were alone in the bush at the time of the shooting, a third lad who had been with them having gone home some distance way. They proposed playing ‘Jesse James’ and measuring a distance, they pointed their guns at each other. Cross, who claims he did not know that the hammer of the gun was cocked, fired, instantly killing Hogan. The body was conveyed to the house of the stricken parents this afternoon. Cross gave himself up to the authorities and is now in prison.


LEMMON - (Kingston) Willie Lemmon, son of John Lemmon, fireman of the Brock Street fire station, fell while holding a slate pencil in his mouth. It was forced into his throat and for two house he bled with intermission, then he died.


MCGLAINE - (London) A death from lockjaw is reported at the general hospital, the victim being the 10-year-old daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth McGlaine, South street. About three weeks ago the child in compliance with a joint order of the boards of health and education, was vaccinated, the operation being performed by Dr. Alexander Graham. A few days later she was taken very ill and a week ago was removed to the hospital. The child lingered in the greatest agony will Thursday when death relieved her. The doctors say lockjaw was brought on by the child taking a severe cold after the vaccination and that this is the first case of this kind on record.


October 17, 1894


BOOTHMAN - Died at his residence, 149 Scott street, Cleveland, Ohio, on October 14, Capt. Fred G. Boothman, in the 27th year of his age. Funeral from R. Pray’s undertaking establishment, King street west, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


EVANS - Died at her late residence, No 141 West avenue north, on Wednesday, October 17, 1894, Annie Evans, relict of the late Evan L. Evans. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FENNEL - (Port Hope) Charlotte A. Fennel died very suddenly to-day. She had for some time past been filling the position of a dining-room girl in Trinity College school, but for a short time had on account of ill health been home with her parents who reside on Ontario street, but had so far recovered that she intended to return to her duties at the college to-day. She arose as usual yesterday morning and prepared breakfast for the family, but at 8 o’clock when feeling unwell lay down on her bed and when found two house later, life was extinct, and the doctor who was called said she must have been a couple of hours dead and attributed her sudden demise to heart disease.


BENNETT - (Carleton Place) Last Friday John Bennett, Stittsville, went up the ladder with a bunch of shingles to the roof of a house he was building for John Nichols in Goulburn. He pushed the bunch over the ridge to two men working on the other side, remarking “When you want some more, let me know”. Two little children were down below, looking on. They noticed Mr. Bennett lying very quiet, and going around the house, shouted to the men that Mr. Bennett hadn’t moved since he had given them the shingles. The men looked over and saw he was stone dead and held on the slope by his foot caught in a scantling. Mr. Bennett was only 38 years of age. He was unmarried, but was engaged to Miss Richardson.


PROTEAU - (Penetanguishene) J.O. Proteau, a young French Canadian school teacher at LaFontaine, was drowned this morning at Tiny beach. He has been in the habit of going out fishing and he and his companion started out early this morning to lift their net. The wind was blowing very hard and as they reached the net, his companion remarked that they had better go back. In turning, the boat capsized and they both fell into the water and Proteau took hold of the net which held him down. His companion managed to reach the shore very much exhausted. He immediately gave the alarm and a large party went out and found the unfortunate man still holding on to the net. His remains were taken to his boarding house.


BLYTHE - (London) A very sad occurrence took place on Richmond street near the G.N.W. telegraph office last night. William Blythe of Burwell street was out walking with his wife when he suddenly grasped a telegraph pole against which he leaned for support. He was helped into a doctor’s office and subsequently the ambulance was called and he was removed to the hospital. When he arrived there Blythe was conscious, but he died a short time afterward. The cause of death was chronic Bright’s disease. Deceased was only 39 years of age.


October 18, 1894


MEWBURN - Died in this city, o October 18, John Mewburn, a native of Sligo, Ireland, in his 95th year. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, John Anderson, 1659 Victoria avenue north, on Saturday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.

 One of the oldest men in Hamilton, John Newburn, died this morning at the residence of his son-in-law, James Anderson, 169 Victoria avenue. The deceased was born in Sligo county, Ireland, 94 years ago and came to Hamilton about twenty years ago. He was a farmer in the old country, but lived a retired life during his residence here. He enjoyed good health until a year ago.


CURZON - (Toronto) Robert Curzon, receiving teller in the city treasurer’s office, died this morning. He was 71 years of age and had been in the treasurer’s department for twenty years. His widow is Mrs. C. A. Curzon, the well known writer.


JUDD - (Ottawa) Charles Judd, a temporary clerk in the department of agriculture, committed suicide this morning. He shot himself with a small revolver, the bullet lodging in his head near the right temple. He was about 24 years of age and came here from London, Ontario, in the summer of 1890. No cause is assigned for the unfortunate man’s rash act. He is reported to have been steady and in fairly comfortable circumstances. He was unmarried and boarded at 102 Victoria street. An inquest is being held.


FOWLER - (London) William J,. Fowler, proprietor of the G.T.R. refreshment rooms in London and Chatham, was found dead in his room at the station here this morning. Mr. Fowler had been residing in Detroit, but made a weekly business visit to this city. Last night he was apparently in the best of health. Apoplexy is supposed to have been the cause of death. For 22 years Mr. Fowler had been catering to the travelling public and was well known all over the Grand Trunk system. The remains were taken to Detroit


DAY - (Gravenhurst) A boy about ten years of age, named Tommy Day, an employee of the Rathbun Co here while in company with his brother, as few year older, was straying near the railroad track at the south semaphore and attempted to cross the track in front of the incoming train at noon. Although the brother tried to prevent him, he still persisted and was struck by the engine and fatally injured.



October ,19, 1894


LAPURTE - ( Prescott) A sad accident occurred here to-day by which the 6-year old son of Louis Lapurte lost his life. A sister of the boy was in the act of moving a loaded gun from one the wall of the room to the other when supposedly the trigger got caught in the girls dress and in that way discharged the gun blowing the face off the boy and part of his head. He died about 25 minutes later.


October 20, 1894


SMITH - Died at her daughter’s residence, Rochester, N.Y., on October 14, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, formerly of the Dundas Road, and mother of Bert Smith, of Cannon street, in her 79th year. Interment took place in Rochester.


HARVEY - Died this morning at 22 Sandyford Place, Duke street, Mary Charlotte, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Harvey, Esq. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3,30, p.m.


KEITH - ( Listowel) A girl named Jessie Keith, aged 14 years, daughter of William Keith, a farmer about one and a half miles from this town, was foully and brutally murdered between 12 and. 1 o’clock today. The young woman was met on the railway track as she was returning from town where she had been to the post office by a tramp, it is supposed and outraged and murdered.The railway section men, returning down the track after dinner, saw some newspaper and spilled rice on the track. Upon further investigation they discovered evidence of foul play, went to Mr. Keith’s about half a mile distant, and upon returning followed the tracks across a ploughed field sad along 80 rods into a swamp and] discovered the body of the girl recently covered over with moss and rotten wood, the clothing having been removed and taken away, the body bearing evidence of the foulest of crimes. The body at this writing (8 o’clock p.m.) still remains in the swamp, guarded, awaiting the arrival of the coroner who is expected from Stratford at 8:15, there being no coroner here at present, being from home. An inquest will be held.

The perpetrator of the brutal crime no doubt came up the railroad track, met his victim and disposed of the body. Leaving the swamp he crossed over a portion of Mr. Rolls’s farm directly butting Mr. Keith’s on the town line east of Listowel and across to the 3rd. Concession of Wallace where he was seen about 4 o’clock this afternoon.

Searchers are scouring the countryside in all directions and it is hoped they will succeed in discovering and bringing to justice this fiend in human shape.

 County Crown Attorney Idington, Sheriff Hassie, and the coroner from Stratford arrived at the scene of the murder on the 8.15 p.m. train, stopping at the swamp, and after viewing the body and surroundings, had it removed to her late home. The jury has been sworn in and at this hour (10:30 p.m.) the inquest is going on. The body presents a frightful appearance, her throat having been cut, and her body terribly cut and torn.


CHRISTY - (Bloomfield) The body of Mrs. William A. Christy of this place, who disappeared from her home about 2 o’clock on Thursday morning, was found in West lake, over six miles from her home. She had been rather despondent of late, but not much notice had been taken of it. She was only 19 years and seven weeks old. No cause can be assigned for the rash act other than temporary insanity.


October 22, 1894


CLARK - Died at her residence, Tapleytown, on Saturday, October 29. Mary Clark, widow of the late John Clark, in her 81st year. Funeral Tuesday, 23rd, at 1:30 p.m. to Trinity church cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


RIDDELL - The mother of Mrs. George Rae, 121 Hunter street west, died yesterday at Beaverton. It is only a week ago that her father, William Riddell, died.


HOWELL - A Toronto dispatch says: News was received in the city on Saturday of the suicide of a Torontonian, Carson Howell, at Jerseyville, fifteen miles west of Hamilton. Howell, who was 40 years of age, had been residing in Detroit of late. His family relations are said to have been of a very unpleasant character and he had on various occasions threatened to kill himself. On Friday, he went to Jerseyville where his mother was buried, and at 7 p.m., he left the hotel saying that he was going to the cemetery. He did not return and next morning his body was found lying across his mother’s grave. He had shot himself through the head with a revolver which was found lying beside him with one chamber discharged. His brother, Ward H. Howell, 43 Fuller street, this city, was notified by telegraph of the tragic affair and an inquest was held Saturday night.


BERKINSHAW - (Gravenhurst) William A. Berkinshaw, son of E. Berkinshaw of this town, who had been a driver on a street car in Toronto for some years, finding no work there, returned home and engaged with Mickle, Dyment, & Son, to go to the lumber woods where he arrived last evening and commenced work this morning, clearing a roadway at a sawing dump. He had cut off a large overhanging log, and in trying to get away from it, he slipped and fell in front of the log which passed over him, completely breaking his spine and instantly crushing him to death. He had only been at work a little over an hour. The boat on her return brought down the body.


LANG - (Varna) William Lang, a pump maker of Varna, was killed to-day, while fixing a pump in a well. The pump hung over him, and in some way gave way, falling on him and killing him instantly. Mr. Lang was unmarried.


MURRAY- The Rev. Allister Murray, pastor of St. Andrew’s church, London, Ontario, died last night after a few weeks’ illness.


TURNER - (Brantford) One of the most deliberate cases of suicide ever recorded in the city occurred this morning. Robert Turner, the owner of the trotting dog, Major, was the victim. He was in poor health and had been drinking, two facts which sufficiently account for the deed. He retired to bed at an early hour after eating a hearty supper, and at 3 a.m. swallowed an ounce of carbolic acid, being quite dead when found this morning by his son. Deceased left some business papers on a table and beside them was the following note:

            3 o'clock in the morning

            Brantford, Ont., Oct. 19, 1894

This is my last voyage on earth. I have been tired of life for the last five weeks. God forgive my poor wife, and all the curses of hell put on ---- and ----. God protect my little girl, Mona. God bless my son, Tom.       

            R. A. Turner


The blanks contained the names of two relatives and of a Brantford merchant who holds a mortgage on Turner’s home, and yesterday refused to advance him another $200.


SHIPPER - (Winnipeg) John Shipper of Rat Portage mysteriously disappeared a month ago. Yesterday his body was found in the Lake of the Woods.


WHITE - (Paris) This afternoon, John White, about 80 years of age, an old resident, met with a shocking death. The deceased was crossing the G.T.R. yard on the way to his residence when a freight train struck him, forcing him to the ground, and a number of cars passed over his body, mangling it terribly.


CLARK - (Alvinston) A sad accident happened at John Clark’s in the township of Brooke yesterday evening. His son, a boy of 14 years, was pitching horse shoes along with some others and was accidentally hit on the temple by a shoe, from which cause he died this morning.


October 23, 1894


WATKINS - Died after an illness of thirteen years, Mrs. Thomas C. Watkins, in her 73rd year, found rest from her sufferings this (Tuesday) morning, October 23, 1894. Funeral from her late residence, corner of Emerald and King streets on Thursday, at 3 p.m. No flowers.

 Mrs. Watkins, wife of Thomas C. Watkins, the well known dry goods merchant, died this morning in her 73rd year. The deceased had been an invalid for 13 years during which time she suffered continually and was unable to leave her room. Death came as a happy relief to her after all these years of pain borne uncomplainingly and with true Christian fortitude.

 Mrs. Watkins was born in Lambton village in 1821 and was the daughter of Duncan Murchison. Shortly after her marriage she came to Hamilton with her husband in 1842 and had ever since been a resident of this city. She leaves two sons and two daughters: Edgar H. Watkins and Thomas W. Watkins; Mrs. Tovell, wife of Rev. I. Tovell of this city; and Mrs. Ennis, wife of Rev. J. Ennis of London. The deceased, previous to her illness, was an active worker in the John street Methodist church and took a prominent part in all charitable institutions, especially the Hamilton Orphan Asylum.

 The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.


KELLY - D. Kelly, 452 King William street, is having a hard time of it just now. Three of his children were attacked with diphtheria some days ago. Last week his little daughter died. Two boys are in precarious condition.


CARPENTER - (Toronto) A cablegram was received yesterday announcing the death of Charles Carpenter, M.A., F.R.S.C., F.R.A.S., late fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge, director of the Magnetic Observatory, Toronto, and director of the Meteorological Survey of Canada. Deceased left for the south of France early in the year in the hope of benefiting his health.


RICHARDSON - (Toronto) Carlton D. Richardson, manager for the Dominion, of the London, England,Guarantee and Accident Co., died Saturday afternoon aged 27 years. He was taken sick four weeks ago with typhoid fever.


LUKE - (Trenton) About 8:45 this morning as Grand Trunk Railway engine 139 was coming into the yard at Trenton station, fireman S. Luke of York, was thrown from the engine against some cars standing on the siding, breaking his neck. He died about 20 minutes afterward. The body was viewed by the coroner who pronounced an inquest unnecessary. It is believed that the young man was to have married at Christmas.


October 24, 1894


MADDOCKS - Died on Tuesday, October 23, at the residence of her son-in-law, J. Garvett, 14 Devonport street, Susan Maddocks, in her 84th year. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 0'clock p.m.


STEPHEN - Died at her late residence, Black Rock, N.Y., on Tuesday, October 23, Margaret Stephen, wife of Charles Stephen and eldest daughter of James Baxter of this city, aged 37 years. Funeral took place this afternoon from her father’s residence, 184 Bold street, to Strabane cemetery.


FORD - Died at Buffalo, on October 24, at the residence of his son, Dennis Ford, 222 Bristol street, Ford, aged 67 years, a native of county Mayo, Ireland. Funeral will leave his late residence, 405 John street north, on Friday, at 9 a.m. for St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 To-day constable Ford received a telegram from Buffalo announcing the death of his father, ex-health inspector Ford. It was only yesterday that Mr. Ford received word that his father would be home on Monday next and the news of his sudden death was a great shock to him. The deceased was one of the best known men in the city, having lived here about 47 years. Shortly after he came here he was appointed a member of the police force. Twenty-two years ago he resigned and was appointed to a position in the health department. He was health inspector until eighteen months ago. A week ago he went on a visit to his son in Buffalo. While he did not have the best of health, he was able to be about. It is believed that fatty degeneration of the heart was the cause of death. Mr. Ford was 68 years old and was born in Mayo county, Ireland. He leases four sons and two daughters. The body was brought to Hamilton this afternoon.


KELLY - A second death has occurred in the home of D. Kelly, King William street, from diphtheria. While the body of the little girl was being removed from the house yesterday, the oldest boy succumbed to the illness. Another boy and a baby girl are now attacked, and the chances for their recovery are but slight. Two other children have been removed from the house and have so far escaped. Mr. & Mrs. Kelly are distracted with grief.


October 25, 1894


HASTINGS - Died in this city, on October 25, Jessie, youngest daughter of James and Margaret Jane Hastings, aged 2 years and 1 month. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 178 Emerald street north, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCGOWAN - John McGowan, a labourer of Guelph, brother of Hugh McGowan of 144 Cannon street east, this city, was found dead in his house in that city yesterday. Epilepsy was the cause.


O’CONNOR - H. B. O’Connor, postmaster of Teeswater, father of H.P. O’Connor of Bruce, died on Tuesday evening from heart disease.


SHEPPARD - J. E. Sheppard, formerly of Gananoque, Ontario, was thrown from his rig while driving near Boissevain, Manitoba, recently through the wheel dropping into a gopher hole and died from the effects.


MILLAR - (Ingersoll) Thomas D. Millar died this afternoon at 4:30. Mr. Millar was well known in Oxford county and throughout Canada generally as one the early pioneers of the cheese trade.


KELLY - (Listowel) The town was the scene of another tragedy this afternoon. As the 2:20 train from Palmerston was approaching the Listowel station, a man named Francis Kelly, a resident of the town, about 50 years of age, deliberately laid his head on the rail in front of the approaching train and was instantly killed. His head was severed from his body and his legs terribly mangled. The man was seen walking up the railway track a short time before, and when first noticed by the engine driver was leaning against a signpost. When the train was a few yards distant he coolly laid his head on the rail. No motive is assigned for the rash act except that he had been in poor health for some time and had been unusually excited by the Jessie Keith tragedy.


FRANCIS - (Lanark) This afternoon between one and two o’clock, Thomas Francis, a farmer living about two miles from Lanark village, was drawing out manure. The whiffletrees came off the wagon and as he was standing the sudden stop caused him to fall forward. His head struck the wagon tongue, killing him instantly. He was about 69 years of age and highly respected.


October 26, 1894


GARROCK - Mrs. Garrock, mother of councillor A. Garrock of Beverly, died on Tuesday at the age of 93 and was buried to-day in Galt.


KELLY - Another of the Kelly children at 452 King William street has died of diphtheria, making the third death in the family inside of week. The latest victim is a boy named Joseph, nine years of age, and he succumbed early this morning. Two of the children have been sent away to friends and thus far are keeping well, but the baby is afflicted with whooping cough and the indications are that this will develop into diphtheria. Naturally Mr. Kelly and his wife are all but heartbroken over their repeated bereavements and great sympathy is expressed for them by neighbours. A number of messages of condolence have been received from sympathetic people throughout the city.


October 27, 1894


DRYSDALE - Robert Drysdale, late village clerk of Renfrew, Ontario, died on Wednesday, aged 72, from cancer of the tongue.


KELLY - John Kelly, a Kingston butcher, aged 55 years, fell dead at the threshold of Dr. Wood whom he was about to consult.

October 29, 1894


RICHARDSON - Died at his residence, Sunnyside, Ancaster, on Sunday morning, October 28, Henry Richardson, M.D., in his 50th year. Funeral on Thursday, October 30, at 3 p.m.


HURST - While on a duck shooting expedition Jacob Hurst, a boiler maker, was drowned in the Dundas marsh Saturday night. He left home about 8 o’clock Friday night and rowed to Willow point where he spent the night so as to be on the scene early in the morning. Not having much success at that point Saturday morning, he rowed up the Desjardins canal into the marsh. He was seen by Henry Clegg, James Hennessey, and several others about 6 o’clock and the other sportsmen started on their way home. They passed Hurst. As the latter had just killed a duck, he said he was not going home just yet. When Hurst did not return home yesterday, his father became anxious and interviewed several of his son’s companions. The young men said that Hurst was all right when they saw him. A search party composed of Henry Clegg, William Morrison, F. Morrison, W. J. Hall, H. Hutchison, and others was organized. About four o’clock yesterday afternoon the young man’s body was found by H. Hutchison in a bed of rushes a short distance from the canal. He had been drowned in two feet of water. The poor fellow had his gun in his hand. The faithful dog in the boat and was whining piteously for its owner. The body was lifted into the boat and brought to the residence of Mr. Hurst last evening. Rev. Mr. Forneret who lives next door was present when the terrible news reached the parents and did what he could to comfort them.

 Hurst was 21 years old and lived with his parents at 17 Queen street south. He worked at the Beckett Boiler Works. How the accident happened nobody knows. He was subject to fits and it is likely a fit seized him when he was in the boat and he fell into the water. This is the only explanation that can be given as Hurst would not have been drowned otherwise, the water being not more than two feet deep.

 Coroner Philp was communicated with after the body was recovered. He looked into the facts and as there were no suspicious circumstances, he decided that an inquest was unnecessary.


October 30, 1894


RICHARDSON - Died on Monday evening, October 29, at Sunnyside, Ancaster, Charles Herbert Rowley, aged 20 years, eldest son of the late Henry Richardson, M.D. Funeral on Wednesday at 3 o’clock.


PARK - Died at Chicago, on the 29th instant, William H. Park, editor of the “Bankers’ Monthly”, formerly of this city.


MCLAUGHLIN - Died at his residence, 56 Young street, Hamilton, this morning at 8:30, Dr. H. S. McLaughlin, dentist, aged 28 years. Funeral private.


RICHARDSON - The relatives of the late Dr. Richardson of Ancaster are having more than their share of troubles. The doctor died on Sunday morning. Last evening his son, Charles Herbert Rowley Richardson, who had been ill for some time, died. He suffered from consumption and his death had been duly expected. A few days ago it was not believed that he would survive his father. Dr. Richardson’s funeral took place this afternoon. The son will be buried to-morrow.


PRENDERGAST - (Eganville) A most lamentable accident occurred about four miles from this village of Eganville on Sunday last. Miss Adeline Prendergast, daughter of the late William Prendergast, was accidentally shot by the discharge of a gun which stood in one corner of a room in which the poor girl was employed in some household duty. It appears that in passing the spot where the weapon stood she saw it fall and stooped to pick it up and replace it, and while in the act of doing this it exploded, the contents passing into her body. She lived only five hours after the accident.

October 31, 1894


SMITHSON - (Toronto) A rather mysterious and sudden death occurred at 8:15 last night at the residence of W. J. Smithson, 162 Bolton avenue. The circumstances in connection with the death tend

to the conclusion that John Lane Smithson, a brother of the occupant of the house, came to his death by foul play.

 About 8 o’clock last evening, Dr. J. A. Burgess of 678 Queen street east, was hurriedly called to 162 Bolton avenue where he found a man in a dying condition. His face was livid, his tongue dry, and lips black. The physician saw at once that the man could not live, but he telephoned to Dr. Rowan who arrived at the house in time to see the dying man breathe his last. The doctors could not come to any conclusion as to what had caused death, and as the family believed there had been foul play, Coroner Aikens was notified. After his arrival the coroner made a thorough investigation and finally decided to hold an inquest at 8 o’clock in the Poplar Hotel, Queen street east. In the meantime a post mortem examination will be made of the remains.

 Deceased was a man of 47 years of age and for the past two weeks had been living with his brother at the above address. He had been away from Toronto for over fifteen years and has during that time been living in Minneapolis where he had followed the occupation of an engineer. He had been twice married, and judging from his letters his second marriage was of recent date, none of his relatives having known of the event. The family originally came from London, Ontario.


November 1, 1894


DEAN - Died in this city, on November 1, Rubie Florence, youngest daughter of Frank and Florence Dean, aged 3 weeks and 3 days. Funeral from her parent’s residence, 352 Hannah street west, on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


EMERY - Died in this city, on November 1, Marie Pearl Emery, daughter of John and Sarah Jane Emery, 413 Cannon street east, aged 2 years and 8 days. Funeral took place this afternoon. Private.


LUND - Rev. William Lund, a superannuated Methodist preacher, died in Woodstock on Tuesday.


KILLMASTER - Benjamin Killmaster of Port Rowan died yesterday aged 73. He was the father of Mrs. J. K. Osborne of Toronto and of Mrs. Joseph H. Stratford, of Brantford.


November 2, 1894


MCNAY - (Mitchell) There died in Mitchell on Friday evening last Miss Carry McNay, daughter of the late Thomas McNay of Fullerton at the age of 20 years and 6 months. Deceased was a bright young girl, a clever student, but having failed at the last intermediate examinations, she became almost prostrated and her nervous system, being unable to bear the strain, she succumbed on the evening above mentioned.


LINT - (Cayuga) Mrs. J. Lint, wife of J. Lint, Sr., strayed away from her home in the village of Kohler on May 7. The entire neighbourhood searched the woods and dragged the river without avail. This morning three young men were out hunting in Mr. Leggatt’s bush about a mile from Kohler and found the body of Mrs. Lint. There was nothing of the body left and the only thing left to show that it was the remains of Mrs. Lint were her clothes that she wore in leaving the house. Coroner Thompson of Cayuga drove out this afternoon and viewed the remains. He said that an inquest was not necessary. Previous to leaving home she had been for some time in a melancholy state.


November 3, 1894


HENDERSON - Died on November 3, at his residence, 76 Merrick street, George Henderson, aged 47 years. Funeral on Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. No flowers.

 George Henderson, grocer, died this morning at his residence, 76 Merrick street. He was ill only three weeks. The deceased was 47 years old and had lived in Hamilton for many years. He was the founder of the Bethel Mission and took a deep interest in the institution. He was president of the mission at the time of his death.

 He used to be a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian church until several years ago when he signified his intention of joining another church. His application for a dismissal certificate was refused by the session. Mr. Henderson appealed to the Presbytery with the result that Dr. Laidlaw was sustained. The case was carried to the Synod and was referred back to the Presbytery. It was finally settled satisfactorily.


MEADOWS - Died at Milwaukee, Wis., on the 2nd instant, Robert L. Meadows, aged 29 years, youngest son of the late Samuel Meadows of this city. Interment at Milwaukee.


ALEXANDER - One by one the pioneer residents of this city are dying and every year marks an increased diminution in the ranks of the aged men and women who have been identified with its history since Hamilton was little more than a name upon the maps. To-day another name was added to the death roll, that of Mrs. James Alexander who died at her residence, 71 Queen street north, at the age of 78 years, nearly sixty of which were spent in this city. The deceased was a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, and came to this city in 1835 accompanying Rev. Alexander Gale who was pastor of the old St. Andrew’s church and one of the first Presbyterian clergymen here. Mrs. Alexander’s maiden name was Janet Reid. About a year after her arrival here, she became the wife of James Alexander and since that time resided continuously in the house in which she died with the exception of six months spent with her relatives in Binbrook. She was a staunch Presbyterian, a member of old St. Andrew’s church until the disruption when she joined Knox church. Later on when Rev. Mr. Ormiston came to Central Presbyterian church she became a member of that congregation. Mrs. Alexander had a family of nine, of whom two sons and six daughters survive her.


November 5, 1894


HALL - (Lynden) The funeral of the late Mrs. Hall took place from the residence of her son to the Methodist church of which she was for a long time an esteemed member. The sermon was preached by Rev. G. Miller after which the remains were conveyed to Harrisburg cemetery for interment.


BOYER - (Winnipeg) Peter Boyer, employed by James Patterson on a farm near Boissevain, was accidentally shot dead while ploughing. He was carrying a gun on the plough and the lines becoming entangled, discharged the gun. Deceased came from Stayner, Simcoe county, Ontario.


MCKEE (Toronto) Mrs. McKee, wife of Edward McKee of No 2 Renfrew Place, was found dead in the house of John Richardson, 173 Simcoe street, early yesterday morning. Dr. Cook of Simcoe street notified Coroner Johnson of the occurrence and the latter considered that an inquest was unnecessary as death was due to chronic alcoholism. Mrs. McKee was about 40 years old. She had been drinking heavily for some days.


WILSON - (Toronto) A very sad accident happened on Saturday afternoon at Swansea which terminated fatally. A little girl, 9 years of age, named Muriel Wilson, was playing with her sister, 2 years younger, in the yard connected with her grandfather’s house where they were staying with their mother. There was quite a gale of wind at the time and in some way a board from a trap door in the roof of the house became detached and was blown to the ground, striking the elder child and frightfully crushing her skull. The younger sister pulled the board off and seeing no signs of life, ran into the house to tell that her sister was killed. The little one was tenderly carried into the house and Dr. Spence summoned. He found that life was not extinct but that the skull was crushed in and that there was no hope of her recovery. The injured child lingered for six hours till death put an end to her suffering.


November 6, 1894


BOYD - Mrs. Boyd, a widow of the late James Boyd, Sr., died on Sunday at the residence of her grand-daughter, Mrs. James Robertson, 131 Hess street north, at the great age of 95 years. The deceased had lived here since 1853.


SPENCE - (Toronto) W. J. Spence, an employee at Davison & Co’s planing mill near the Dundas street bridge, was almost instantly killed while at work yesterday afternoon. Spence, it appears, was attempting to straighten a belt with a stick while the machinery was in operation. The stick got caught in the belting and was hurled with terrific force against Spence’s chest. The stick did not penetrate the unfortunate man’s chest. Dr. McConnell of Dundas street was summoned but death resulted before his arrival. Spence leaves a wife and some children almost destitute. Mrs. Spence was driven almost to distraction when informed of the fatality.


DALMAGE - (Winnipeg) Jacob Dalmage, postmaster of Lacombe, N.W.T., who swallowed laudanum when he was discovered by the post office inspector to be a defaulter, is dead. Dalmage’s wife lives in Weston, Ontario, and is a daughter of Lieut-Col. Smith of London district


DROLET - ( Dubois) (Biscotaming, Ont) At the inquest held to-day over the body of the man, Drolet, or Dubois as the evidence showed, who was found dead yesterday evening, the jury found a verdict of death from natural causes. Deceased was a married man, but had been separated from his wife for two or three years.


November 7, 1894


HANDY - Died on November 5, at 293 Wilson street, Bessy Handy, aged 56 years. Funeral on Thursday at 1:30. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - Died on Wednesday, November 7, at Mountain View Farm, West Flamborough, Isaac A. Smith, in his 82nd year. Funeral on Friday, November 9, at 2 p.m. to Grove cemetery, Dundas.


BAGWELL - Died at his late residence, 193 Jackson street west, on November 7, John Bull Bagwell, in the 87th year of his age. Funeral from above address on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 John B. Bagwell, for many years a prominent resident of this city, died this morning at his residence, 193 Jackson street west, at the advanced age of 86, after a long illness. The deceased was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, England, on September 26, 1808, and came to Canada with his father, Capt. John Bagwell of the 2nd West York Regiment, in 1817. They lived in Chinguacousy near Brampton for a number of years, and J. B. Bagwell went into business there. He was also associated with Sir W. P. Howland in the lumber trade. During the rebellion of 1837, the deceased took an active part with the rebels and was forced to leave the country, residing at Lockport, N.Y., until the troubles were over. In 1860, he came to Hamilton and with the late C. L. Thomas established a piano manufactory here.

 He leaves three sons and five daughters: George Bagwell of the printing department; Fred Bagwell, Washington Territory; John Bagwell of New York; Mrs. Anderson of Arthur; Mrs. E. C. Rowlie of Chatham; Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Wallace Halle, Mrs. Thomas, and Mrs. J. S. Henderson of Hamilton.


MCEWEN - (Hagersville) Mrs. Robert McEwen died after a short illness at her home near Brantford on Saturday. The remains were brought to Springvale church for service and from thence to Greenwood cemetery for interment. Rev. J. A. Jackson preached the sermon at the church and the Canadian Order of Chosen Friends conducted the service at the grave.


WESTBROOK - (Winnipeg) Mrs. Westbrook, wife of H. S. Westbrook, the well known implement dealer, died this evening. Deceased was well known in Brantford, Ontario, where a number of her relatives reside.


PERETTA - Little Amelia Peretta, daughter of Charles Peretta, 485 Catherine street north, met a horrible death yesterday. The parents had gone out leaving four young children in the house. A large fire was burning in the stove and while the little ones were playing around it, Amelia’s clothes caught fire. Her clothes smouldered for a few minutes and she did not pay much attention to it. Suddenly the flames blazed up all around her and she ran screaming into the street. Unfortunately no one seems to have been passing at the time, and some moments elapsed before firemen John Vance and John Woods of the John street station came along in a rig and put out the child’s clothes. In doing so, Vance had his hand badly burned. The child was terribly burned about the body, arms and neck. Dr. Balfe was called in but little could be done for the sufferer and she died at 10 o’clock last night.


November 8, 1894


HORSEY - R. M. Horsey, one of the most prominent citizens of Kingston, died yesterday, aged 66 years.


DURIE - Mrs. John Durie died yesterday in Ottawa at the age of 86. Mrs. Durie took a foremost part in all charitable work.


November 9, 1894


BURROWS - Died at 46 Emerald street north, on Thursday, November 8, 1894, Ethel Margaret, only daughter of Thomas J. and Rosa Burrows, aged 7 years and 1 month. Funeral at 2:30 on Saturday. Private.

 In a most peculiar and most distressing manner little seven-year-old Ethel Burrows, daughter of T. Burrows, 46 Emerald street north, lost her life yesterday. On Wednesday night Mrs. Burrows put her little daughter to bed apparently in good health. Half an hour later the poor child awoke with severe pains in her stomach. Dr. Baugh, the family physician, was at once called and when he arrived found the child suffering from severe shock. To him the sufferer said that the pain had all gone. Throughout the night, however, she was very restless and in the morning her condition not being improved, Dr. Baugh found some internal trouble and advised an operation. Mrs. Burrows shrank from this and not until yesterday afternoon when several doctors had been called in, was it decided upon. During all of yesterday the little girl’s temperature remained normal, but her pulse increased rapidly, so that by the time the operation was begun about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, it had reached nearly 200. When the operation was performed a most unusual condition of things was discovered. A membrane of the bowel lining was ruptured and through this rupture a large coil of the intestines had found its way and become strangulated. Over a yard of the intestines was thus found mortified, having turned quite black. It was too late to save the little one’s life and death speedily relieved her from suffering. It is thought that while playing at school, in some way she was run into by a larger girl, the concussion causing the rupture that resulted fatally.


JAMIESON - Died in this city, on Friday, November 9, 1894, William John Jamieson, a native of Carrick-Ferguson, Ireland, aged 64 years. Funeral from his late residence, Market Square, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 William Jamieson, Proprietor of the market restaurant, who was taken to the city hospital some weeks ago from rupture, died at the hospital last night. He recovered from the rupture operation, but a nervous disease set in which resulted in his death.


LEMON - On Wednesday night, William Lemon, reeve of Sydenham township and warden of the county of Grey, died at his residence, Balaclava, aged 52. The deceased was a prominent Liberal and at the time of his death was vice-president of the North Grey Reform Association.


November 10, 1894


SNELGROVE - Died at Buffalo, N.Y., George R. Snelgrove, only son of the late George Snelgrove of British Guyana. Funeral will take place to-day from the G.T.R. station on arrival of the 4 p.m. train.


CAMPBELL - Archie Campbell of Cypress River, farmer, was kicked to death by a horse on Wednesday.

HUNT - H. W. Hunt of Sharbot Lake was fatally mangled on the Kingston & Pembroke Railway on Thursday evening.


SERRAL - (Toronto Junction) J. C. Serral, a farmer living near Bolton, met with a fatal accident to-night on the railway track about a mile from Bolton. The night express from Owen Sound struck him, killing him instantly. The body was left at Kleinburg.



November 12, 1894


CLARK - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, at 194 Emerald street north, Grace Margaretta, youngest daughter of Elizabeth Clark, aged 4 years, 2 months, and 6 days. Funeral private.


BLACKMAN - Died at Catmore rectory, Wantage, Berkshire, England, on October 31, 1894, Rev. Thomas J. M. W. Blackman, D.C.L., formerly rector of St. Thomas church, Hamilton.

 The death is announced on October 31 of the Rev. T.J.M.W. Blackman, rector of Catmore, Wantage, England. Rev. Dr. Blackman will be remembered by many old residents of the city as having been the first rector of the Church of St. Thomas when the services connected with the parish were held in a barn on the northwest corner of King and Wellington streets. He was married to a sister of R. L. Gunn of this city.


MCGANNON - Dr. McGannon of Brockville died in Montreal yesterday. He went there to have an operation performed, but did not live through it.


ENRIGHT - (Toronto) Willie Enright, the 10-year-old son of Mrs. Enright, a widow who lives at 8 Bulwer street, was run over by a G.T.R. freight car at the foot of Brock street on Saturday afternoon and almost instantly killed. Willie, with several other lads about his age, had been spending the afternoon playing near the scene. With boyish daring, he attempted to climb to the top of a car that was being unloaded. He was half way up when some other cars were shunted into it. The blow knocked him off and he was thrown to the tracks under the wheels. About eight years ago, Mrs. Enright’s husband was killed by being run over by a G.T.R. freight train.


STRACHAN - (Toronto) Thomas Strachan, real estate broker, who lived at the corner of Gerrard and Sumach streets, was drowned Saturday night about 9 o’clock under somewhat distressing circumstances. At the hour mentioned, Police Constable Featherstone was crossing the Gerrard street bridge when he noticed a man who was standing on the cribwork below stumble and fall into the river. The constable called a couple of men who were passing and a long pole kept at house nearby was obtained. Some twelve minutes elapsed before this was brought to the spot. By its means the body, which was floating on the surface, was brought to the shore. Life was apparently extinct, but strenuous, and as it proved, unavailing efforts at resuscitation were made for some time. Later on in the evening it was ascertained that he was presumably on his way to his home which he had quitted two hours earlier. The opinion is that Mr. Strachan was not drowned as the body was floating when recovered, but the sudden immersion in the icy water caused stoppage of the heart’s action. Mr. Strachan had resided over the Don for eighteen years. He leaves a widow and a family of five.


November 13, 1894

GRANT - Died suddenly at Chicago, on the 12th instant, Frederick W. Grant, third son of the late Peter Grant, in the 34th year of his age. Funeral Thursday at 3 p.m. from his mother’s residence, corner of Bay and Herkimer streets. Funeral private.


SCOTT - (Barrie) While James Scott, undertaker at Stroud, was returning to his home on Saturday evening, his horse ran away and he was thrown out of the buggy, alighting on his head, and was instantly killed.


HEADLEY - (Stratford) Thomas Headley, labourer, about 80 years of age, who had been a resident of this city for forty years, committed suicide on Saturday by taking a dose of paris green. He had been drinking heavily for some days previously. Headley lived with his son and gave as a reason for taking poison that he was old and only in the way.


November 14, 1894


PIGOTT - Died on the 13th instant, at the residence, on Wentworth street, Pearl, aged 7, twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Pigott. Funeral private.


MAHONY - Died on Tuesday, November 13, Margaret Wolfe, beloved wife of Patrick Mahony, 233 Hughson street north, in the 59th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence on Friday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DONNELLY - (Hagersville) Mrs. H. Donnelly of Rainham was buried on Sunday. A large grown-up family are left to mourn on account of the sad bereavement. The large attendance at the funeral service in spite of the inclement weather speaks the respect in which the deceased was held.


WALKER - (London) James Allen Walker, aged 85 years, a cousin of Sir John A. Macdonald, arose Sunday morning in his usual good health and went to church. Mr. Walker ate a hearty dinner, spent the afternoon at home, and about 10 o’clock went to bed. He had retired about half an hour when one of the household heard loud moaning in Walker’s room and on investigation found the old man suffering intense pain and gasping for breath. A physician was summoned and arrived in a few minutes, but it was too late. Walker breathed his last shortly after he was discovered to be ill. Mr. Walker had been a resident of the city for only a year, having come from Strathroy. The disposal of the remains has been left, pending the arrival from Ottawa of Lieut-Col MacPherson, extra aide de camp.


November 15, 1894


GOODALE - Died on Thursday, November 15. William Jehial, only son of George and Ann Goodale, aged 19 years and 10 months. Funeral from his father’s residence, 142 Catherine street south, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HENDERSON - Died on November 14, at Sudbury, John Henderson, aged 22 years. Funeral on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of his uncle, John Crawford, 451 King street west. Friends will please accept this intimation.

November 16, 1894


BROTHERSTON - A man named Brotherston, residing at Coldwater, Ontario, while out scaling logs yesterday, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a rifle which he carried.


BRADY - (Chatham) At about 2 o’clock this afternoon, a fatal accident took place at the Canadian Pacific freight yard here. A brakeman, James Brady, of London, fell while uncoupling cars on the noon accommodation train and several cars passed over his body. It is supposed that he slipped on the sidewalk when pulling a pin while the cars were in motion. The deceased had been in the employ of the railway company for more than twelve years. He was about 40 years of age and popular. He was an unmarried man, his only known relative being a sister whom he supported.


November 17, 1894


MCNEILLY - Died in this city, on November 16, 1894, Mrs. Ann McNeilly, aged 71 years. Funeral from her late residence, 138 Hess street north, Sunday morning, at 8 o’clock. Interment at Westover. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GIBBONS - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Ellen, wife of James Gibbons. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Albert H. Young, 11 Euclid avenue, on Monday, 19th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


WHITE - An old woman named White, 72 years of age, was found dead on Wednesday in her house in Beverly where she lived alone. A post mortem examination showed that she had suicided by taking paris green. She had well-to-do relatives living in the township, but preferred to alive alone.


CHIPPEWA - (Chatham) The particulars of the shocking fate of John Chippewa, an Indian, were learned this morning. His body, frightfully mangled, was found on the Lake Erie & Detroit Railway track a mile and a half from Blenheim. It was completely decapitated and the legs were dismembered, the trunk being also horribly crushed. The nine o’clock eastbound train last night ran over the man as he lay asleep on the track, and this morning the early train passed over the body, completing the shocking mangling which it received. An empty whiskey bottle was found beside the remains, telling plainly the story of the wretched man’s awful death. Chippewa was a well known Indian, about 30 years of age, whose mother lives at Port Alma.


PROWER - W. P. Prower, reeve of Bowmanville, and Ex-warden of the united counties of Northumberland and Durham, died at Plymouth, England, where he had gone last August for the benefit of his health.


November 19, 1894


BATES - Died on Saturday, November 17, 1894, Joseph Bates, aged 70 years. Funeral from his late residence, 129 Bold street, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Interment at North Glanford cemetery. No flowers.


RONALD - Died at her late residence, No 205 York street, on Sunday morning, November 18, 1894, Mary Ann Luxton, beloved wife of William Ronald, aged 53 years. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


VOLLICK - Died in this city, on November 18, Selista A., beloved daughter of William and Margaret Vollick, in the 20th year of her age. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 74 Poulette street, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


COTE - A brother of Father Cote died on Saturday at Oakville. He was an ecclesiastical student and had been attending St. Michael’s College, Toronto.


DAVMAN - (Barrie) While at work in his mill in this town, Peter Davman dropped dead on Saturday afternoon. The cause of death was heart disease.


BURNS - The “Spectator” received the following special dispatch from Vancouver, B. C.: While duck shooting this afternoon with a companion named Brown, J. Frank Burns, second son of James Burns, late of Hamilton, was accidentally shot in the arm and died within a few hours.


November 20, 1894


BELT – Died suddenly on the 19th November, at the parsonage, Stony Creek, Alma F., beloved wife of Rev. C. E. Belt. Funeral from the Church of the Redeemer, Stony Creek, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, to Burlington.


COLLYER - Died on the 20th November, Mary M. Waterworth, wife of A. T. Collyer, Hamilton and Dundas road. Funeral on Thursday. Private.


WATT - Died in Barton, 3rd lot, 5th concession, Tuesday, November 20, Isabella, beloved wife of Robert Watt, Sr., aged 82 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Thursday, at 1 p.m., to Mt. Albion burying ground. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


November 21, 1894


ELLIOTT - Died on Wednesday, November 21, 1894, Robert Elliott, in the 49th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 178 Elgin street, on Friday, at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


BATES - Many relatives and friends gathered at 2 o’clock yesterday at 129 Bold street where the late Joseph Bates lived for the last two years to pay their last respects to one who in life so much deserved their esteem. The deceased was one of the best known farmers in Glanford and a large circle of friends deeply regret his demise. Rev. W. H. Wade and Rev. I. Tovell officiated. The funeral procession proceeded to the North Glanford burying ground. The pall bearers were: ex-mayor Doran, Russell Olmsted, Robert Wilson, J. W. Forster, William Calder, and D. Sherk.


BEATTY - A Grand Trunk brakeman named Charles Beatty of Allandale was run over and killed by a train yesterday at Gravenhurst.


CHUGG - (Montreal) A sad accident occurred yesterday upon the Parry Sound Railway yesterday as a result of which William Chugg of Preston street in this city was killed and James McGowan is in hospital seriously injured. It appears that the men who were working on the construction train west of Barry’s Bay were returning to the gravel pit after dinner, the workmen standing or sitting along the flat cars which made up the train. Four men, to avoid the biting cold wind which blew down the track with cutting keenness, seated themselves on the tool box behind the tender and were thus protected. They did not notice that the coupling pin between the tender and first car had either broken of fallen out. Their footing being taken away from them and a gap between their seat and the flat car, followed instantly by all four being precipitated on to the track in front of the oncoming cars, was the only intimation of danger. The two on the end of the tool box were fortunate in striking on the edge of the rails and rolling down the embankment out of the way. Chugg fell across the rail and the train passed

 over him, tearing him nearly all to pieces. McGowan dropped in the middle of the track and though bruised and scuffed around, managed to miss the wheels and come through all right.


November 23, 1894


PRUDHAM - Died at Waterdown, on Thursday, 22nd November, Elizabeth, beloved wife of the late John Prudham, aged 80 years. Funeral will take place on Saturday, at 1 p.m. from her son’s (Charles) residence in Waterdown to Bethel cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SWEENEY - Died in this city, on Thursday, 22nd instant, at his late residence, No 83 Mary street, Thomas Sweeney, in his 59th year. Funeral will take place on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 Thomas Sweeney who lived at 83 Mary street died suddenly yesterday. The deceased ate a hearty dinner and appeared to be in good health. After dinner he took a fit of coughing and burst a blood vessel. Drs. McCabe and Shouldice were called in, but they were unable to do anything for the unfortunate man, and he died in about fifteen minutes. The deceased was a bachelor, 59 years of age. He lived with his sister. He was a moulder, but had not worked for several months.


CAMPBELL - (Kincardine) Considerable excitement was occasioned here on Tuesday evening by the news of the suicide of Thomas Campbell, a son of the late John Campbell, Broadway. On Monday night at 11 o’clock, he took a dose of paris green. Emetics were given him and it was thought he would recover, but on Tuesday afternoon he became violently sick, and at 6 o’clock he was dead. Dr. Martyn did not consider it necessary to hold an inquest.

 The young man has always been afflicted with melancholia. He was 31 years of age and most of his life has been spent along the beach and around the piers where he used to fish. One who knew him well says that he was never known to smile.


ALLEN - (Penetanguishene) A young man by the name of William Allen from Coldwater, N.Y. was working in the wood-cutting camp at Cedar Point, township of Tiny. When he and a companion were sawing down a tree this morning, the tree, in falling, struck him in the head, and killed him instantly. His friends have been notified.


QUINN - Patrick J. Quinn, for over forty years a resident of London, Ontario, died yesterday, aged 70.

MURPHY - Rev. J. P. Murphy, the popular Roman Catholic priest of Ingersoll, died yesterday from pneumonia.


November 24, 1894


BLAKE - Died in this city, on November 24, Mrs. Mary Ann Blake, a native of Stepney, London, England, aged 87 years. Funeral will take place from her daughter’s residence, 25 Melbourne street, Monday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this information.


LOUNSBERY - (Fulton) On Sunday last a number of Fulton residents attended the funeral of the late William Lounsbery of Merritt settlement who passed away after a few weeks’ illness. Mr. Taylor of Smithville preached a very impressive sermon, his subject being death.


FISHER - (Brantford) Mr. And Mrs. Levi Fisher, Alfred street, will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the loss of their bright little daughter, Sarah Ethel, at the age of 7 years. The direct cause of death was an unfortunate accident which happened on Tuesday last. The deceased was playing with a brother on that day and while engaged in romping around, she had a button in her mouth. In throwing her head backward to escape some water which was being tossed at her by her brother, the button slipped in her mouth and lodged in her windpipe. A physician was at once called, but failed to locate the button or give any relief to the little girl who was suffering, and subsequently three city physicians in consultation could not locate the foreign object. The little girl suffered great pain in trying to breathe, but passed through all night when she died.


KERWIN - (Cornwall) James Kerwin, the water wheel tender in the Canadian Coloured Cotton Mills, Canada branch, was found dead about 8 o’clock to-night in the basement of the weave-shed with the back of his head smashed and his leg crushed to pulp. Kerwin formerly a roller coverer and belt fixer, and it is supposed that he got too familiar with his work and while in the act of stepping over the belt that runs the Electric light dynamo, was carried over the shaft. A portion of the unfortunate man’s clothing and hat were found about thirty feet from the body. The remains were moved to the company’s office and an inquest will be held to-morrow morning. Deceased was about 36 years of age and leaves a small family. He was a member of the C.M.B.A. of this place.


NORRIS - (Brockville) Yesterday Richard Norris, a farmer residing near Jones’s Falls, went out partridge hunting with his brother-in-law, E. Sherwood. They separated after reaching the bush and in a short time Sherwood heard a shot, followed by a sharp cry. He hurried in the direction from which the sound came and found Norris lying in a pool of blood with a gaping wound in his groin, caused by the gun shot. The unfortunate man was unable to explain how it happened and died in fifteen minutes. Norris, who is 45 years of age, leaves a widow and two children.


November 26, 1894


JOHNSON - (Guelph) Considerable excitement mingled with a feeling of horror prevailed here last night when a rumour went flying to all parts of the city that a man had been killed at Brosch’s Imperial hotel. The story proved to be only too true. The homicide appears to be brought about in this way. John Johnson, a young man, son of a farmer near Marden P.O., four miles from Guelph, had been in the city most of the day and frequenting the hotels, had imbibed rather freely. Shortly after 6 o’clock he was in Brosch’s hotel and said to be in intoxicated condition. John Cass of Guelph was in the bar-room, when reports say, Johnson began quarrelling with him and would not desist even when stopped once by the proprietor. The consequence was that finally Cass retaliated, knocked Johnson down, and pounded his head on the floor. Cass was stopped but not in time, for Johnson was picked up unconscious and two doctors who were quickly in attendance, pronounced him dead. Cass in the meantime had gone out and up Wyndham street, but returned in a few minutes and gave himself up. He was taken to the police court cells and locked up. Cass is a young man raised in Guelph, and has hitherto borne a respectable character. Fuller particulars will no doubt be made known at the inquest to be held.


BERRY - (Brantford) The body of Mrs. Berry, the old lady who mysteriously disappeared after being seen near Church’s Corners in August last, was found in a swamp about three miles southeast from Burford on Saturday by a farmer named George Patterson and his son. The remains were in a very decomposed condition. She left for home on August 8 last and had not since been heard of. A search was immediately instituted and the old woman was traced as far as Church’s Corners, this side of Scotland some little distance. When the train stopped there for a moment, the old lady had left the train. She was subsequently traced to several of the farmhouses in the vicinity. At the last one at which she was seen, the farmer said he saw her walk toward a swamp, as he thought making for a house some distance beyond that. That was the last seen of her since. Searching parties scoured the woods again and again without any hint of reward. Latterly, however, one party came upon the old woman’s parasol, hat, shawl, and several articles of clothing. Upon this discovery the search was renewed with increased vigour, but despite every effort, without any result. An inquest will be held.


November 27, 1894


SHAVER - Died at her home, on November 26, of inflammation, Elizabeth J., sister of John W. And Norman M. Shaver. Funeral will leave the house, Ancaster, on Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WEAVER - (Niagara) Adam Weaver was drowned in the lake last night. He and his brother went out shooting and the boat upset.


November 28, 1894


QUA - Died at his mother’s residence, corner of Mary and Cannon streets, on Tuesday, November 27, 1894. Frank Qua, aged 7 years and 9 months. Funeral Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CRAWFORD - Died at Zimmerman, on the 27th instant, George C. Crawford, aged 63 years. Funeral from his late residence, on Thursday, at 12 o’clock to Milton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PLATER - Mrs. Plater, the woman who took a dose of poisonous compound, died about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. There is no doubt that the unfortunate woman committed suicide. A note written by her was found during the afternoon. She stated that she was tired of living and wanted to die. Dr. Philp says that Mrs. Plater suffered from melancholia due to ill health. He consulted with Crown Attorney Crerar this morning and it was decided not to hold an inquest.


HOPE - (Belleville) Dr. William Hope, sheriff of the county of Hastings, died this morning. Deceased, who was 80 years of age, leaves a widow and a family of three.


ALDERSON - (Flamborough Centre) The sympathy of the entire neighbourhood is with Robert Alderson on account of the death of his two children and the prostration of the remainder of his family, himself included, by scarlet fever.


MANN - Andrew Mann, a well known resident of Ottawa, died yesterday, aged 84.


BARKER - George Barker of Niagara Falls, the famous landscape photographer, died yesterday at his home of Bright’s disease.


HUNSBERGER - (Berlin) Moses Hunsberger, a well known resident of this county, living at Mannheim, was killed in a runaway accident near New Dundee yesterday while returning home in a buggy from that village. Deceased was about 55 years of age and a prominent and respected citizen of the county.


November 29, 1894


SNODGRASS - Died at his late residence, corner of King street and Sherman avenue, on Wednesday, November 28, 1894, Robert Snodgrass, aged 86 years. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WARRINGTON - John T. Warrington, Jr., the well known cheese exporter of Belleville, died yesterday morning.


MILLER - David Miller, a respected and prosperous farmer of Binbrook township, met a most untimely end on Monday night. Early in the evening he left to attend a Patron meeting in the neighbourhood, but not returning, his wife thought he had a spent the night with his parents who are also farmers in that vicinity. In the morning Mrs. Miller made enquiries concerning her husband and two neighbours, William Switzer and James Salmon, called on Mr. And Mrs. Miller, Sr. only to find that he had not been there. It was found that his horses were stabled as usual. A search was instituted and the body was found in the barn well. It is not known at what time the unfortunate man returned, whether late on Monday night or early Tuesday. No doubt he accidentally fell into the well while getting water for the horses. The deceased had lived in the township all his life and was well known and greatly respected. His nearest relatives are his aged father and mother, and a wife, and three children. Mr. Miller was about 40 years of age. The funeral of the unfortunate man took place this afternoon to the Presbyterian cemetery and was conducted by the Canadian Home Circle of which he was a member.


LLOYD - An elderly well-dressed man was brought into A. Gervie’s drugstore on James street about 6:30 last evening in a very critical condition. His name was George Lloyd, a stove merchant in St. Catharines, and while on his way to the station to catch the train for home, he had been overtaken by illness. The clerk in charge of the drugstore immediately saw the man was in a dangerous condition and he telephoned for Dr. Balfe. Stimulants were administered and every effort made to restore Mr. Lloyd, but by the time the doctor arrived he was unconscious. Dr. Balfe said he was suffering from apoplexy. Little could be done for him and he died shortly afterward. The body was taken to Chapman’s undertaking rooms and the friends of the deceased were notified by telegram. Mr. Baird of St. Catharines, a nephew of the deceased, arrived here this morning and took the body back to that city. Mr. Baird says his uncle left home yesterday apparently in good health.


November 30, 1894


RIACH - Died in this city, on November 29, Mrs. James Riach, Sr., late of Elgin, Scotland, in her 96th year. Funeral from her late residence, 191 Victoria avenue north, on Saturday, December 1, at 2:30 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery.


GAIN - Died at 41 Grant avenue, on Thursday, November 29, Annie, relict of the late John Gain, in her 56th year. Funeral from above address on Saturday, December 1, at 3:30 p.m. No flowers.


PATTERSON - (Toronto) Thomas Patterson died at his residence, 24 Robinson street, on Thursday. Mr. Patterson was for many years connected with the Grand Trunk Railway company, having been general foreman of the railway shops at Toronto, Montreal, and Stratford at different times. He was well known in railway circles. He was born in Kelso, Scotland, in 1823, and leaves six sons and six daughters. Deceased was a prominent Conservative.


MOORE - (Ottawa) Henry R. Moore of the auditor-general’s office, was drowned this afternoon at St. Louis dam in the suburbs of the city. He was skating on the dam and in endeavouring to rescue a friend who was with him, Mr. Walker of the governor-general’s office, he was dragged into the water himself and got below the ice. Mr. Walker was saved although for a time his recovery was doubtful.


MILLER - (Comber) A few days ago James Miller of Comber undertook to hit a cow with a club because, while leading it with a rope, it had become unruly and had jerked him into the ditch. In jumping to avoid the blow, the cow threw Miller against the fence where he was found unconscious. He died yesterday.


MCKELVIE - (Desoronto) Donald McKelvie, janitor of the Rathbun company’s general offices, was accidentally killed here this morning. He fell from the third to the second storey.


December 1, 1894


WRIGHT - Died at Brooklyn, N.Y., on November 29, Peter Inglis, fifth son of the late Joseph Wright, of Dundas, aged 50 years.


SILCOX - James Silcox, one of Woodstock’s oldest residents, is dead.


SHAW - Mrs. Shaw, wife of Col. Shaw, for many years a resident of Toronto, died at Brantford yesterday.


December 3, 1894

MUNSON - Died at his parents’ residence, No 48 Pearl street north, on Sunday, December 2, 1894, Malcolm Seymour, second son of Guy and Celesta Munson, aged 6 years and 6 months. Funeral private.


CRAWFORD - Died on December 2., Frances Murray, beloved wife of James Crawford, aged 67 years. Funeral from No 14 Maria street, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 Mrs. Crawford, wife of James Crawford, confectioner, died yesterday. She was taken ill only a week ago, but the disease took such a hold that her death was expected daily since Thursday. Pleurisy, complicated with congestion of the brain, caused her death. The funeral will take place to-morrow.


ROBINSON - (Chatham) Dr. Radley’s clerk in the King street drugstore, owned by him, yesterday afternoon sold an old lady named Robinson a two-ounce bottle of tincture of opium. The woman went home and swallowed the fluid with suicidal intent. Two hours elapsed before the rash act was discovered. A doctor was then called, but too late. The poison had been absorbed into her system and notwithstanding long hours of treatment to counteract the effects, the unfortunate woman died. Deceased was the wife of A. Robinson, a mail carrier employed by the Erie & Huron Railway company. She was over 60 years of age and held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The motive which prompted her act of self-destruction was ill health. She had for a long time been subject to haemorrhage, the blood pouring from her nose during the attack. It is believed that the complaint affected her brain and made her temporarily insane. To-morrow Dr. John Bray, coroner, will hold an inquest.


BROOKES - (St. Thomas) James Brookes, caretaker of the city hall and Knox Presbyterian church, died almost instantly this morning of apoplexy. He was about 40 years of age and leaves a widow and family. He was a member of the Sons of England, the A.O.U.W., and the Royal Arcanum.


December 4, 1894


JOLLEY - Died at 27 Hunter street east, on Tuesday, December 4, 1894, Jessie Nena, beloved wife of Henry B. Jolley, aged 30 years. Funeral Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MARTIN, SEGUIN, LAROCHE, BARBEAU, BEAUCHAMP (Ottawa) Five men were killed and a score of people were injured by an explosion of dynamite in Hull a few minutes before eight o’clock this morning. The accident occurred on the Hull waterworks extension, corner of Duke and Wall streets. Two boxes containing 40 pounds of dynamite each did the damage. The dynamite was used for blasting purposes on the extension. It was stored in a twelve-foot-square frame cabin erected in the middle of Wall street near the corner of Duke, at a considerable distance from where the men were working. Telesphore Seguin, foreman; Norbert Martin; P. Martin; and another man were guarding the dynamite cabin. Within the cabin there was a small tin stove with a fire in it for the purpose of thawing out the explosive. The men were standing within a short distance of the cabin when one of them, Norbert Martin, discovered the cabin was on fire. He immediately rushed towards it to extinguish the flames, and was just about to open the door when the explosion took place. Martin was thrown fifty feet into the air and fell dead. Foreman Seguin noticed the flames about the same time that Martin did and was within ten feet of the cabin when the dynamite exploded. He too, was thrown high into the air and came to the found not dead, but dying. He died an hour afterward, Henry Laroche, night watchman at Hurdman’s lumber mill, who was passing by the scene of the accident on his way homeward when the explosion occurred, was instantly killed. His body was terribly mutilated. Moise Barbeau, a 13-year-old boy who was passing along Wall street on his way to school was struck by flying rocks and died a few minutes afterward. Albert Beauchamp, fifteen years old, another schoolboy, was also struck by the flying stone. He died three hours afterward. Prudhomme Martin, one of the men who were watching the cabin had an eye knocked out by a flying stone and was otherwise seriously injured but not killed. Laroche is 42 years old and leaves a widow but no child. Norbert Martin was but 24 years of age and was recently married. He leaves no family. Seguin was a widower of 70. He leaves two sons.


WELLSTEAD - An old and respected resident of London, in the person of John J. Wellstead, died on Sunday in the 76th year of his age.


DETLOR - (Napanee) A lamentable runaway accident happened here this afternoon which resulted in the death of George D. Detlor, and old and respected resident of Napanee. The horse he was driving, a spirited animal, ran away and while turning the corner of East and Bridge streets, overturned the rig, throwing the old gentleman on the frozen ground, inflicting injuries to which he succumbed while being carried home. Deceased was an agent in the employ of Miles S. Plumber and was on his way on a business trip to Newburgh at the time. He was about 70 years of age and leaves a widow and seven daughters, all of whom are married but one. Much sympathy is expressed for the widow who is an invalid and it is feared the shock will kill her.


December 5, 1894


GURNEY - Died on December 4, at her late residence, Upper John street, Nancy, relict of the late Edward Gurney, in her 76th year. Funeral private.


BLASCHEE - Died in this city, on December 4, Joseph Blaschee, aged 78 years. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, A. B. Holmes, 62 Emerald street north, on Friday morning, at 8 o’clock to the Stuart street station. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GOWLING - Died in this city, on December 4, Emily Robertson Gowling, aged 80 years. Funeral from the residence of her son, Neil Robertson, 299 Barton street west, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DEEHAN - (London) Thomas Deehan, a veteran of the Crimean war, died in this city yesterday. He enlisted at Burr, King’s county, Ireland, with the 47th Regiment of Foot on February 12, 1854, at the early age of 17 years. He fought bravely at Alma, Inkerman, and Sebastopol, for which he received the Crimean and Turkish medals and three clasps. Mr. Deehan then went with the regiment to Gibraltar, England, and America. He came to London in 1865 and had been employed in the Grand Trunk shops for twenty years.


BRADLEY - (Prescott) A farmer named Isaac Bradley who was returning home from town this afternoon, while crossing the Grand Trunk Railway at Gladstone station, two miles west of this town, was struck by the express going east. He was killed instantly and his body fearfully mangled. The horses escaped unhurt, but the wagon was broken to pieces. He leaves a widow and several children.


PIPER - (Chatham) This morning Thomas Smith of the Communication road, Harwich, while passing along that highway, was horrified at the sight of a man’s lifeless body lying in the ditch at a point about two and a half miles from the Donovan & Gray drain. The body lay under an overturned buggy and nearby stood the horse shivering with cold. Mr. Smith summoned some neighbours and a hasty examination of the remains was made, resulting in the discovery that the dead man was John Piper of Jericho settlement, Raleigh township, fifteen miles away. Piper had a contract on the drainage works in Harwich and used to drive to and from his work with a horse and buggy.

 It appeared from the surroundings that the man was driving to his job and the rig had overturned into the ditch which at this spot is ten or twelve feet deep. There were bruises and blood on the head and face, and the theory that the unfortunate man had met with foul play was not an improbable one. Leaving the remains as they were found, the men drove to town and informed the authorities.

 Dr. Bray this afternoon left for the scene and held an inquest. Several witnesses were examined and the facts learned were in brief that Piper had left Blenheim last night in a state of intoxication to drive to the drainage work. He was sober enough to sit up in the buggy, but it was believed that driving safely along a piece of road such as existed near the spot where the body was found would have been too much for him. No one had witnessed the accident, if such it really was, and the autopsy revealed that death had been caused by concussion of the brain. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.


December 6, 1894


MUGFOR - Died suddenly on December 5, 1894, at his residence, 325 Wellington street north, Richard Mugfor, aged 47 years, caretaker of West Avenue school. Last evening about 8:30 Richard Mugfor, caretaker of the West Avenue school, dropped dead at his residence, corner of Murray and Wellington streets. Shortly before this he had come in from the school in his usual health and strength, and going into the kitchen, sat down to have a read and a smoke. He had been there but a few minutes when he suddenly fell to the floor and immediately expired. Drs. Woolverton, Wallace, and Lackmer were summoned, but before they reached the house, all signs of vitality had fled and the unfortunate man was a corpse. The physicians attributed death to a sudden rush of blood to the head due to heart trouble. The deceased was about 45 years of age and had a family of seven children. He was a member of the Workmen’s order and an A.O.F. man, being connected with Court Pride of Ontario, the Ancient Order of Shepherds and the Companions of the Forest. From these sources his widow and family will receive considerable insurance and death benefits.


DODD - (Toronto) F. Dodd, manager of the Equitable Coal and Wood Company, 276 Queen street west, dropped dead at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon in his office. Dr. Pollard, who was immediately sent for, pronounced the cause of death as heart failure. The deceased was at one time a prominent manufacturer in Chicago. Coroner Powell was notified but after an investigation he considered an inquest unnecessary.


MCCORMACK - (Ottawa) Incoming passengers by the Canada Atlantic Railway to-night reported a sad accident as having occurred at a level crossing in Alexandria. The train from Montreal to Ottawa, due here at 8:30 p.m., struck a farmer’s wagon on the crossing just before reaching Alexandria station. Two farmers, Alexander McDonald and Archibald McCormack, were seated in the vehicle. McCormack was instantly killed. McDonald was alive when the train left for Ottawa, but was not expected to recover.


December 7, 1894


MACKAY - Died at Stratford, on Thursday, December 6, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Angus Mackay. Funeral in Stratford, on Saturday, at 4 p.m.




December 8, 1894


WADDELL - Died on December 7, at his late residence, 195 Hughson street south, Robert Russell Waddell, barrister-in-law, in his 68th year. Funeral on Monday next at 3:30 p.m.


OLIVER - Died at Buffalo, Lauris, aged 7 years, only son of Thomas Oliver, of the W.E. Sanford Manufacturing Co. Funeral this afternoon at 4:30 on arrival of the train from Buffalo.

 Thomas Oliver, buyer for the W. E. Sanford Co., is in England and in his absence his only son, a boy of seven, died in Buffalo yesterday.


TRUSEDAL - Died at Tapleytown, on December 7, Emma E., beloved wife of George E. Trusedal, in her 32nd year. Funeral on Monday at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WILSON - Mrs. D.B. Wilson of Edmonton was thrown out of her buggy yesterday and killed.


MORRIN - (Essex) Mrs. John Morrin, wife of a man living near Oldcastle, has just died at the Royal Hotel here from the effects of a dose of morphine administered by herself. She went to the hotel last night and asked for a room and gave orders that she be called on 7 o’clock this morning. Soon after she had done to her room she called for something to eat and when Walter Malone, proprietor of the hotel, went up to her room with a lunch, she remarked that she was not well. About 11 o’clock Dr. Dewar walked into the hotel and asked of such a woman was in the house. The doctor said that she had told him earlier in the evening in his office that she had taken morphine and as he was uneasy as to the consequences, he had come to the hotel to inform Mr. Malone. The doctor and Mr. Malone went to the room and knocked, but received no answer. The hotel porter entered the room by way of the transom and unlocked the door so as to allow the others to enter. Dr. Dewar saw at once that the sleep the woman was the result of a dose of poison and this conclusion was strengthened by some morphine tablets lying on a table beside the woman. He at once sent for Drs. McKenzie, Brien, and Potts, and the four worked all night to restore her to consciousness and died about 11 o’clock to-day. Her husband was sent for and arrived on the morning train. Mrs. Morrin had made an attempt to commit suicide here about a month ago by the same means. She had been known to be a user of morphine for some time past. She was heard to explain last night before she went to the hotel that she wished she was dead. It is clearly a case of suicide and it is not probable that an inquest will be held.


QUIGLEY - (North Bay) A man names John Quigley of Powassan was killed here this morning by a freight train going west. Quigley had been out in Algoma working on a government road and was returning home. He arrived here last night and missed this morning’s train. It is said that intoxication was the cause of his missing the train, and it is supposed that he started to walk to Powassan for which place he had ticket in his pocket, and fell asleep on the track.


GARROW - James Garrow, an old and esteemed resident of Oshawa, is dead aged 66.


HALL - Rev. Dr. W. J. Hall, a Canadian missionary, has died from typhoid fever at Seoul, Korea. He was born at Glen Bluell, five miles from Brockville.


December 10, 1894


VIPOND - Died in this city, on December 8, Francis D., beloved son of Eli and Martha Vipond, aged 8 years and 9 months. Funeral from the family residence, Chestnut avenue, On Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


DEAN - Died in the village of Waterdown, Levi L. Dean, of congestion of the lungs, aged 79 years. Funeral on Wednesday from his late residence at 10 o’clock, thence to Stewart’s Church cemetery, Saltfleet. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 L.L. Dean, tax collector at Waterdown, died this morning, aged about 79 years. The deceased had formerly been a farmer in Saltfleet and Nelson townships, and was well known throughout the county as a kindly and upright man. He leaves a widow, two sons, and a daughter. His sons are in business in this city. Deceased was a veteran of ‘37.


AFFLECK - (Arnprior) Robert Affleck, a farmer from McNab, Ontario, while walking on the railway track above Arnprior on Saturday morning, was struck by an express train and killed. The accident took place on a trestle near a curve.


DUCK - (Toronto) William Duck, son of the late John Duck who was well known to Toronto people as proprietor of Duck’s Hotel at the Humber, died suddenly at his mother’s residence, Parkdale, early yesterday morning. He became ill suddenly Saturday afternoon and was compelled to go home. Yesterday morning his condition became so serious that Drs. Lynd and Spence were summoned. The immediate cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Duck was 30 years old. He was, during his long residence at the Humber, instrumental in the saving of many lives of reckless pleasure seekers on the bay.


SPENCE - (Toronto) Mrs. Spence, 33 Birch avenue, who was so severely burned by her dress catching fire last Wednesday from her kitchen stove, died at the General hospital yesterday from her injuries. Mrs. Spence was ironing near the stove when her dress became ignited and almost before she was aware of it, she was enveloped in flames. But for the assistance of a neighbour who heard her cries, she would have been burned to death in her house. At the hospital, her injuries were not considered fatal until yesterday when she took a turn for the worse and died before noon.


SMITH - (Teeswater) On Monday last a daughter of James Smith, living on concession 1, Culross, ran a thistle into her thumb. After pulling it out, the wound bled severely, but she did not think much of it. The next day swelling set in and blood poisoning. She died last night after suffering terribly.


ALMAS - (Brantford) Mrs. David Almas died very suddenly this morning at Burtch. She left her residence at 7:30 this morning to go to the post office. Shortly afterward she was found dead on the sidewalk. Supposed cause of death is heart failure.


THOMAS - (Toronto) Six weeks ago Professor Thomas of Knox college experienced a sudden haemorrhage and was compelled to discontinue his professional work. He was treated by his regular medical attendant, Dr. Ferguson of College street, with whom other physicians were in consultation. His death was not unexpected, and occurred at 12 o’clock noon yesterday at his residence, 14 Nassau street. He was a sufferer from asthma and succumbed to this disease and lung trouble. His wife died two years ago last June and he leaves no family.


December 11, 1894


STEPHENS - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 11th instant, Maggie, only daughter of James and Julia Stephens, aged 15 years and 4 months. Funeral from her father’s residence, 281 Locke street south, on Thursday, 13th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances kindly accept this intimation.


DUNN - (Fort Erie) William Dunn, G.T.R. switchman here, fell between two cars and was instantly killed.


SUTER - (Toronto) William Suter, bricklayer, formerly of this city and well known by those engaged in the building trade, committed suicide in Winnipeg a few days ago. Suter came to Toronto six years ago and boarded on Bond street. After the strike of 1890, Suter went to Winnipeg where he resided ever since. A few months ago Suter was taken ill and had been since bedridden. His condition becoming more alarming, Dr. Inglis advised the poor fellow to allow his friends to remove him to the general hospital which they were anxious to do, but Suter for some reason appeared to have a horror of going to the hospital. His answer to the medical man’s advice was, “No, doctor, I would rather cut my throat that go to the hospital”. The man evidently meant just what he said, though at the time the remark was treated lightly by those who heard it.

 Monday morning about 9:30 o’clock a friend of the sick man, living in the same block, entered the room as usual to enquire regarding his condition. Opening the door, a ghastly scene was presented. Suter was lying across the bed, clad in his night dress, one hand grasping an old table knife, while his head was in a pool of blood that flowed from a frightful gash across his throat. Dr. Inglis was hurriedly sent for and upon arriving found that Sutor had sawed at his throat with the knife until he had almost severed the jugular. The doctor ordered the ambulance and had the man removed to the hospital. There the doctors worked over the poor fellow for a couple of hours, but all their efforts were unavailing, the man dying a few minutes after one o’clock. Suter was almost 50 years old.


OLIVIER - Alderman Olivier of Ottawa died yesterday from jaundice.


December 12, 1894


HAGAMAN - Died at Chicago, on Sunday, December 9, Benjamin Hagaman, formerly of Oswego, N.Y., in his 73rd year. Funeral takes place from the Royal Hotel to-morrow (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. to Burlington cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.

 Many of the oldest residents of this city and in Burlington will regret to learn of the death of Benjamin Hagaman of Chicago which occurred yesterday. The body will be brought here for interment to-morrow and the funeral will take place from the Royal Hotel at 10:30 in the morning. The pall bearers and a number of friends will accompany the body here from Chicago.

 The deceased carried on business in Chicago forty years ago and subsequently extended his business to Oswego where he engaged in the forwarding trade and became wealthy. From there he proceeded to Northern Dakota where he engaged in farming on a large scale on the Red River. Of recent years he had resided in Chicago. He was a native of Saltfleet, having been born there in 1822. He married Elmira Harold, a sister of Mrs. P. W. Dayfoot, but leaves no children.


THOMPSON - (London, England) Sir John S. D. Thompson, premier of the Dominion of Canada, died suddenly at Windsor this afternoon, shortly after the adjournment of the privy council which he went to Windsor to attend.

 Sir John Thompson had a conference yesterday with Lord Ripon, secretary for the colonies upon the subject of intercolonial copyright and the importation of Canadian cattle. He went to Windsor this afternoon. He was accompanied by the Marquis of Ripon, Henry H. Fowler, secretary of state for India, and Arnold Morley, postmaster general, and was to have remained there overnight. Sir John Thompson together with Lord Ripon and Messrs Fowler and Morley left Paddington station for Windsor by special train at noon. It is reported that his death occurred in Windsor Castle.

 After Sir John Thompson had been sworn in as a member of the Queen’s privy council, he sat at luncheon with the Marquis of Ripon and others when he was suddenly taken ill. Dr. Ellison, surgeon-in-ordinary to the household at Windsor, was summoned, but Sir John was dead before the doctor arrived. The queen has not yet been informed of the death.

 The body of Sir John Thompson has been removed to the Clarence tower of Windsor Castle where it will remain until an inquest is held.


Sir John Sparrow David Thompson was born in Halifax, N.S. on November 10, 1844. His father was a native of Waterford, Ireland, for some time Queen’s printer and subsequently superintendent of the money order system of Nova Scotia. The son was educated at the common school and at Free Church Academy, Halifax, studied law, was called to the bar in July, 1865, and appointed Queen’s counsel in 1879. He was counsel on behalf of the United States government, acting with the American lawyers before the fishing commission at Halifax under the Washington treaty. He was made a member of the executive council and attorney general of Nova Scotia on October 22, 1878, and was premier and attorney general of the same province from May 25 to July 25, 1882, when he was appointed a judge of the supreme court. He resigned on September 25, 1885, and was made minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. He was a member of the house of assembly of Nova Scotia from December, 1877 to June, 1882. Mr. Thompson was elected to the Dominion parliament on October 16, 1885, re-elected in February, 1887, and in March, 1891. He was attached to the British commission which arranged the fishery treaty at Washington, D.C., in 1885, and was knighted for his services on that occasion.

 When Sir John A. Macdonald died shortly after the general election of 1891, public opinion was almost unanimous that Sir John Thompson would succeed him in the premiership. However the choice fell upon Sir John Abbott. In a year Sir John Abbott’s growing infirmities compelled his retirement and Sir john Thompson took the position for which he was so eminently fitted by his great talent and lofty character at the head of Canadian political affairs.

 Sir John’s parents were Methodists. He was brought up as a member of that religious body, but he became a convert to the Roman Catholic faith and remained in communion with church to the end.


SCOTT - George W. Scott suicided yesterday near Peterborough by shooting himself through the heart. His mind had been affected by sunstroke and he had been melancholy for some time.


December 14, 1894


MCKAY - Died on December 14, at her parents’ residence, 109 Main street east, in her 23rd year, Irene, only daughter of Samuel and Margaret McKay. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. No flowers.


TRUSKEY - (Windsor) Truskey, the murderer of Constable Lindsay, was hanged at Sandwich this morning at 10:45 solar time...


December 15, 1894


COCKBURN - Died on Thursday, November 28, at the residence of her son, J. W. Cockburn, Main street, Winnipeg, Mrs. Caroline E. Cockburn, aged 65 years, relict of the late Charles Cockburn, Esq. of Thorold, and mother of Mrs. D. W. Abell of this city.


SWICK (Caistorville) Mrs. Swick, who had been residing at Winona with her son-in-law, William Dennis, was buried in Caistorville cemetery, on Saturday, December 7. Quite a number of relatives and friends of this vicinity attended the funeral.


SHAW (Caistorville) Mrs. I. Shaw departed this life on Tuesday, December 11, after a severe illness. The funeral services were held at Wellandport on Friday, December 14.


HENDERSHOT - (St. Thomas) While William Hendershot and William Welter were chopping in the woods on the farm of E. Wardell, Southwold, four miles out of the city, this afternoon, a falling tree struck the former on the head, killing him instantly. He was 29 years of age and his father resides in Walsingham township, county of Norfolk.


HOUGHTON - (Toronto) Edward Houghton, until recently cartoonist of the “Evening Star”, shot himself in the editorial office of that paper at 5:30 p.m. yesterday. On going up the stairs he met a reporter to whom he said, “Say, old man, let’s have a last drink together. I’m going to shoot myself”. The reporter paid no attention to the remark as Houghton had used it on other occasions when drinking. The artist then went into the reporters’ room where T. W. Banton, municipal reporter, was busy writing. He seemed in a merry mood and talked in a joking strain with Mr. Banton. Seeing that gentleman was busy, he said, “Oh, it’s all right, old man. I don’t want to interrupt you. Good-bye”.

He then passed from that room into the office of editor Colin C. Campbell where he was heard singing a comic song. A second later there was a pistol report and a piercing cry of “Banton”. That gentleman rushed into the room, only to discover Houghton sitting in the editor’s chair with a pistol in one hand and in the other a cigar he had been smoking. Blood was pouring in a flood from a hole behind his right ear.

 Drs. Cuthbertson and Grassit were summoned, but found their services would be of no avail. He was taken to the general hospital where he was resting easily at 3 a.m. His death is only a question of a few hours.

 Houghton was only 26 years of age and of a decidedly morbid temperament. He was born in Canada of English parents, his father being at present a resident of California. His mother died a few months ago, leaving him property in Muskoka which he heavily mortgaged. Houghton received his education in Georgetown and immediately on leaving school devoted himself to newspaper sketch work. He was employed on the “Recorder” and other New York papers, returning to Toronto two years ago since which time he has been employed illustrating the “War Cry” and the “Star”. The last drawing he did was for the Christmas issue of the Salvation Army journal, illustrating the career of a drinker whose end was suicide by a bullet.

 He lived with his aunt, Miss Houghton, of 3 Harbord street, a lady in comfortable circumstances.


December 17, 1894


KELK - Died at her parents’ residence, 146 Maria street, on Saturday, December 15, 1894, Katie Kelk, aged 24 years. Funeral Tuesday at 3 p.m. to the Church of the Ascension and Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


INNES - Died in Barton, on December 16, Ann Innes, aged 81 years, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of James Watt, Barton, Lot 3, 5th concession, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. to Mount Albion cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


STEWART - David Stewart, a well known citizen of Paris, Ontario, while in his barn taking hay from a farmer’s wagon, fell and died from heart disease.


AXFORD - Mrs. Benjamin Axford, aged 69, fell down the cellar at her house in Yarmouth township, near St. Thomas, on Saturday, breaking her neck and dying in a short time.


December 18, 1894


LOCK - (Welland) H. D. Lock died very suddenly at his residence here yesterday aged 74 years. He had been dangerously ill for some time, but was much better and had been able to be out. He has resided here upwards of thirty-six years and carried on a gents’ furnishing store, and for the greater part of that time he acted as town treasurer. He leaves a widow and three daughters: Mrs. W. J. Best, and Misses Clara and Nellie.


MATTHEWS - (Niagara) To-day was buried at Field’s burying ground, Niagara township, William Matthews, Sr., aged 105 years. Mr. Matthews was born in England and came to Canada in 1815 as a marine and was stationed at the navy yard, Penetanguishene. On his discharge, he settled in Niagara township as a farmer and manufacturer of combs. He lived here until ten years ago when he went to live with his daughter at Sarnia. Mr. Matthews enjoyed good health all his long life which he used to attribute facetiously to a good conscience and Tory politics, for he was a loyal Conservative to the backbone. He was eminently an industrious, honest, and upright man, such as are the glory and strength of our Dominion.


CORBETT - (Port Arthur) Capt. George W. Corbett was drowned while crossing the Kaminitquia river at his farm above Kakabeka Falls. The captain was a well known resident of the district, having lived here since 1875. He has recently been contracting on the Port Arthur, Duluth, & Western, and now had a C.P.R. contract. He was a widower and leaves a son about 25 years of age, and a daughter who was adopted several years ago by Miss McVicare. Later: Capt. Corbett’s body is reported as having been found.


December 20, 1894


MCCARTHY - Died at Detroit, Michigan, on the 19th instant, of typhoid fever, Joseph P. McCarthy, aged 24 years and 9 months, second son of D. McCarthy, store keeper, Hamilton Asylum. Funeral at 9 a.m. Friday morning from 283 Main street west.


CONNOLLY - (Owen Sound) About 9 o’clock last night while a yard engine with one car attached was shunting on the C.P.R. about half a mile from the station, it ran over a man sleeping on the track. His head was completely smashed in pieces. The body was recognized by his uniformed trousers and other articles of dress as that of Charles Connolly, fireman on the government steamer “Petrel”. In the coat of deceased was 40 cents in money, a flask of whiskey, and pipe and tobacco. Connolly was a resident of this town and leaves a wife and family.


COUGHLIN - Timothy Coughlin, Sr., the oldest inhabitant of the town of Hastings, is dead, aged 86.


ROBERTSON - Intelligence reached here to-day of the death at Walkerville, Ontario, of F. Beverley Robertson, eldest son of Justice Robertson, from Bright’s disease. Deceased will be remembered here where as a member of the firm of Robertson & Robertson, he practised law for some years prior to his departure of Winnipeg in 1880. At a comparatively early age he won the Gilchrist scholarship and spent a year at the University of London, England, prior to being called to the Ontario bar. A few years ago he was forced, through failing health, to relinquish a large practice in Winnipeg where he took part in many cases of public interest, among them being the defence at the instance of the government of the Indian chief, Poundmaker, and other Indians implicated in the Northwest rebellion. Deceased married a daughter of the late Chancellor of Ontario, John Godfrey Spragge. He leaves a widow and four children surviving.


December 21, 1894


IRELAND - Died at her late residence, Ann, beloved wife of the late R. B. Ireland, in her 76th year. Funeral on Monday, December 24, at 1 o’clock.


BAMFORD - (Listowel)  Yesterday, William Bamford of the firm of Bamford Brothers, contractors & builders, was working a circular saw when the board became cramped between the saw and the guard, and being driven forward with great force, it struck Mr. Bamford near the stomach causing internal injuries from which death resulted about ten hours afterward. The unfortunate man was about 55 years of age and leaves a wife and family.


December 22, 1894


LAWRENCE - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, at the residence of his son-in-law, A. T. Boond, 147 Erie avenue, James Lawrence, formerly of West Guillimbury township, Simcoe county, aged 89 years. Funeral from his late residence, on Monday, at 7:05 a.m. to King street station, G.T.R. No flowers. Friends are requested to accept this intimation.


SEDDON - Died at his parents’ residence, No 472 Catherine street north, on December 21, 1894, Charles Gordon, second son of James and Flora Seddon, aged 11 years and 1 month. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday to St. Luke’s church thence to St. Peter’s church cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ELDER - (Lucknow) Alexander Fraser was to-day committed to Walkerton jail by Justice Lawrence to await trial on a charge of causing the death of his sister, Mrs. Elder, by brutally beating her.

 The death of Mrs. Elder on Clyde street, this village, caused a lively sensation in the village. Some months ago a brother of the deceased, named Alexander Fraser, sold a house and lot, and since then most of the money has been spent on whiskey. Night and day the place has been the scene of orgies of the lowest description and the resort of the most debased in the community.

 A visit to the house about an hour after the death revealed a most revolting sight. Around the front of the house a large number of women had congregated. The house is a small frame building with a picket fence and some shrubbery in front. The windows were boarded up as if to resist intruders.

 The first room to enter presented a most dilapidated condition, a few broken chairs, a table and a bureau were the only furniture in the room. On a bed in an adjoining room lay the body of the deceased woman. Her clothing had been removed from her and all but her face was covered with a common quilt. The face presented a horrible appearance, the mouth wide open under the eyes blackened and cuts on the face. Her right arm lay exposed and was a mass of bruises from shoulder to wrist.

 In the kitchen a number of neighbouring women had gathered and her brother was there but in such a condition as to be unable to realize the state of affairs. The neighbours state that he has been in the habit of beating and abusing her.

 The coroner, Dr. D. M. Gordon, visited the scene and decided to hold an inquest and at 8 o’clock in the town hall he empanelled a jury. The jury, having been sworn, went to the house and viewed the remains of the deceased, when they were dismissed by the coroner to meet in the council chamber at 2 o’clock on Thursday afternoon to allow Dr. J. S. Tennant and Dr. J. H. Garier to perform a post mortem examination. This revealed the fact that her right arm was broken and terribly bruised with several marks on her head and face.

 The funeral took place in Kinloss cemetery. It was a sad sight. The coffin was borne on a common wagon and on it sat the brother of the deceased, and another.

 At 2 o’clock Thursday, the jury re-assembled in the council chamber. Crown Attorney Dixon of Walkerton was present and conducted the examination of the witnesses, a large number of whom had been summoned. The chief evidence was that of the doctors, Robert Douglas, David Johnston, J. Small, and J. F. Tennant, with a number of the neighbours, and all went to show the deceased came to her death from blows inflicted by her brother. It was about 10 o’clock when the evidence was all in. The room was cleared of the large crowd that had gathered, eager to hear all the ghastly particulars.

 The jury was addressed by the Crown Attorney as to their duties and retired. In less than a hour the foreman, D. R. McIntosh, brought in a verdict of manslaughter against Alexander Fraser.


BULLICK - (Montreal) James S. Bullick, secretary of the Montreal Hunt Club, The Forest and Stream Club, and a well known sporting man, committed suicide this afternoon by shooting himself through the head. Mr. Bullick, who appeared to be in his usual health and spirits during the day, returned from luncheon about 2:30 o’clock and went to his office in the Mechanics’ Building. Shortly afterward the report of a pistol was heard from his office. When the occupants of the other offices rushed in, Mr. Bullick was found dead in his chair with a 38-calibre revolver lying on the floor beside him. He had shot himself through the head. The deceased was 38 years of age and leaves a widow but no family. Mr. Bullick came to Canada from Belfast, Ireland, about eighteen years ago. Shortly afterward he became connected with the firm of N. S. Whitney in the leather trade. After several years of employment with this firm, Mr. Bullick branched out for himself under the firm of J. S. Bullick & Company. The business not proving successful, the firm fell into liquidation. Mr. Bullick married a Miss Wolliver of Belleville. He was widely known and very popular. The rash act is supposed to be due to financial troubles.


December 24, 1894


MCCANN - Died in this city, on December 23, 1894, Margaret, relict of the late John McCann. Funeral from her late residence, 129 James street north, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. to St. Mary’s cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.


SKINNER - Died at Dunely, Woodstock, on December 23, 1894, Lieut-Col. James A. Skinner, late of the 13th Battalion, aged 68 years. Funeral from the Drill Hall, Hamilton, on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

 Lieut.-Col. James A Skinner, formerly a resident of this city, and for a number of years commander of the 13th Battalion, died in Woodstock this morning after a long illness. The body will be brought here to-morrow and the funeral will take place from the armoury on Wednesday.

 The deceased was born in Ross-shire, Scotland, on October 26, 1826, and came to Canada in 1843, and was employed in the wholesale dry goods house of Kennedy, Parker, & Co., of this city until 1850 when he went into partnership with his brother, A. F. Skinner, as wholesale dealers in china and earthenware. In 1855, when the volunteer force was organized in Canada, Mr. Skinner joined No 2 company. It was subsequently disbanded, but in 1861, during the prospect of war with the United States over the seizure of Mason and Siddell on board the steamer “Trent”, the deceased raised a Highland company. In 1867, when the 13th was raised he became a senior major. At Ridgeway in 1866, he commanded the right wing of the skirmishers with distinguished gallantry and had captured the Fenian barricade when the unfortunate signal to retire sounded. Major Skinner retired leisurely, picking up a number of wounded men on the road and had not reached Port Colborne until evening. He was placed in command of the regiment and after its return was gazetted Lieutenant-Colonel. He remained in command until a few years ago when Lieut-Col. Gibson took command. In 1870, he commanded the first Canadian Wimbledon team. In 1874, he was elevated to represent South Oxford in the Dominion government and again in 1878, but was defeated in 1882.

 In 1884, he was married to Miss Agnes Johnston of Dumfries, Scotland, by whom he had a family of six sons and two daughters. Two of the sons graduated from the Royal Military College and are now in Imperial service.


BAIN - (Lanark) About 10 o’clock on Saturday, a boy named Morley Bain, about ten years old, while skating on the Mississippi river in the township of Bathurst, skated into open water and was drowned. The body was recovered and will be buried on Tuesday. He was the only son of Andrew Bain of the township of Bathurst.


MOORE - (Port Elgin) Saturday night a fire in a frame dwelling, occupied by Mr. Moore, totally destroyed the building and contents. The seven-year-old son of Mr. Moore, who slept upstairs, was burned to a crisp and a younger child was badly burned but not fatally.

KRANE - (Hespeler) A fatal accident took place here Friday night when a farmer named James Krane from Puslinch met his death. He, along with his hired man, drove to Hespeler in the morning to dispose of some turkeys and became intoxicated. He left for home alone around ten o’clock. Next morning the team and himself were found drowned in Kribs’s dam about a mile from the village where he, in his stupor, drove over the bank into the water. An inquest will be held.


REDICK - (Belleville) George Redick, a Sidney farmer, aged about 60, fell downstairs in a fit yesterday and broke his skull. He died on the spot.


MUSGROVE - (Toronto) John Musgrove, aged 57 years, a miller employed in the Queen City Mills here, died suddenly while at work on Saturday night under peculiarly sad circumstances. He left his mate, William Collins, to go to the upper part of the building, apparently in good health. About twenty minutes later Collins had occasion to go to the fourth flat and there found Musgrove lying dead on the floor. The deceased leaves a widow and five children, three of them grown-up sons by a former marriage. A double wedding had been arranged to take place at Mr. Musgrove’s house on Christmas day, a son and a daughter of the deceased being about to be married. The funeral will take the place of the wedding.


December 26, 1894


HERBERT - Died at his late residence, 65 Locomotive street, on December 26, John W. Herbert, aged 52 years, native of London, England. Funeral from the above address on Friday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 J. W. Herbert, 65 Locomotive street, messenger in C. K. Domville’s office of the G.T.R., was taken

ill on Thursday and died this morning. He suffered from an internal haemorrhage.


BRADDEN - (Kingston) The first skating accident in this district happened this afternoon. Boys named B. White, J. Bennett, L. Lario, and W. Bradden while skating on Anglin’s bay, broke through the ice and struggled to get out until assistance arrived. All were rescued except W. Braden, a bright young man about 18 years of age. He was drowned. He was an engineer in Bagley’s broom factory.


FISHER - (Iroquois) The body of John Fisher, a resident of ‘The Point’ was found in the lock basin this morning. He was going home last night heavily laden with Christmas supplies and in the darkness missed the narrow bridge that spans the chasm and walked into the water.


BRANDON - (Bolton) Miss Lizzie Brandon, a young lady, 19 years of age, in alighting from a train on Saturday night, fell and met instant death by a concussion of the brain. The body was not in any way mutilated. Miss Brandon’s home was in King township.


December 27, 1894


GHENT - Died on the Beach Road, on Wednesday, the 26th December, Olive Rachel, youngest daughter of Millie and Walter J. Ghent, aged 8 months and 16 days. Funeral from her parents’ residence on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


FANNING - Died at his late residence, 202 Locke street south, on December 26, Michael Fanning, in his 76th year. Funeral from above address, Saturday, December 29, at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MILLS - Aurora Mills, widow of the late Senator Mills, in her 83rd year. Funeral private.


COX - (Eastwood) Mrs. J. Cox, daughter of Y. Ferguson, one of the most respected citizens, while labouring under mental depression brought on by physical weakness, committed suicide this morning by cutting her throat with her father’s razor which she concealed in her clothing and went outside, no doubt to escape notice while the sad and distressing deed was performed. Search was made in the house when she was missed, but failed to locate her, and on her sister going on, she found her in or near the closet, very weak from the loss of blood and unable to stand. She was carried into the house where the cut was bandaged and a doctor summoned, but he arrived about two minutes too late as the vital spark had fled. She died about 12 o’clock.


CROTHERS - James S. Crothers fell dead in his home in Belleville yesterday.


MCCLENAGHAN - (St. Ann’s) The funeral of Daniel, the third son of W. McClenaghan, of Appleby, and grandson of Robert McClenaghan of this place, was held to-day. The interment took place at St. Paul’s church, Nelson.


ROONEY - (Toronto) Monsignor Francis P. Rooney of St. Mary’s church, one of the ablest and most sincerely loved among the Roman Catholics of this city, died this morning at one o’clock. It had been known during the afternoon that he could not possibly recover and that his death could not be long delayed. He was suffering from uraemic coma arising from a diseased condition of the kidneys and had also been for some years a victim of heart disease, and the complications of disease proved too much for his otherwise constitution. He was 72 years of age.

 Father Rooney had been connected with St. Mary’s church for about twenty-five years, during which time he had been unceasing in his efforts to promote the spiritual welfare of his congregation and to uphold the influence of his church. To him more than to any other single man is due the creation of the fine edifice which is owned by the members of his charge, while in many other ways he made his personality felt in the spiritual life of the people. He was also an active participant in the educational work of the city, having for many years been chairman of the separate school board. He became particularly prominent at the time of the fight on the ballot question which was conducted by trustees Cahill and Mulligan, throwing his weight of great influence against the innovation. He was a trusted friend of the late Archbishop Lynch, and on many occasions was prominent in seconding that astute prelate’s plans for furthering and consolidating interests in the diocese. On the death of Archbishop Lynch, he administered the diocese in conjunction with Rev. Vicar-General Lawrence of St. Michael’s cathedral until the installation of Archbishop Walsh.

 He had not, however, been able to engage in active work for about a year past, his illness becoming serious early last spring and never relaxing its grasp upon him. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from St. Mary’s church to St. Michael’s cemetery.


GILMORE - (Georgetown) Samuel Gilmore, Sr., an old and respected citizen, for many years an employee of the corporation, dropped dead on the street Christmas morning.


December 28, 1894

MARTIN - Died in this city, on December 28, Elizabeth Martin, beloved wife of F. W. Martin. Funeral from her late residence, 115 East avenue north, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday.


WOOD - Died in this city, on the 27th, Capt. William Wood, aged 62 years. Funeral from his late residence, 153 Market street, on Saturday, 29th instant, at 3:30 p.m. No Flowers.

 Capt. William Wood died last night at his residence, 153 Market street. For a quarter of a century he sailed vessels on the great lakes and was well known among vesselmen from Montreal to Port Arthur. He was a native of Orkney Scotland, having been born there 62 years ago and came to Hamilton in 1857.

He leaves a family of three sons and five daughters. The former are: John Wood of the Lehigh Valley, Buffalo; William Wood, marine engineer, Cleveland; and James Wood of the Grand Trunk here. One of his daughters holds a government position at Toronto. The others are teachers here.


MALLORY - Ira Mallory, one of the oldest residents of the Brockville district, is dead, aged 83.


WILKINSON - (Courtland) Henry Wilkinson of Courtland, Ontario, dropped dead this afternoon as he was talking with friends in Snell’s hotel here. Dr. Renwick was called in and pronounced it a case of heart disease. He was a brother of the celebrated “Big Push” and was well known in Norfolk county.


JONES - (Brockville) George MacAulay, youngest son of the Venerable Archdeacon Bedford Jones, rector of St. Peter’s church, died very suddenly to-day, aged 23. He had a position in one of the Toronto banks, and being taken ill, came home on December 18. The disease developed into pneumonia, but this was completely checked, and the young man was to all appearances on a fair way to recovery. This forenoon he took a fainting spell and died before assistance could arrive.


December 29, 1894


WURST - Died in this city, on December 28, Frederick Wurst, in his 69th year. Funeral from his late residence, 194 King William street, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends are invited.


WILLSON - Died at his father’s residence, 23 Young street, Hamilton, this 29th of December, Frederick James Willson, aged 36. Funeral private.


HILL - (Fulton) On Thursday last, E. Hill passed away after a week of intense suffering. His funeral was one of the largest attended in this section of the country.


MCINTOSH - (Abingdon) - Funeral of the late Miss Bell McIntosh took place at the Presbyterian church on Saturday.


December 31, 1894


DUMMER - Mrs. Dummer, daughter of Alexander Mottershead, formerly of Hamilton, died on December 29, at Muncie, Ill.


DAWSON - The Rev. Dr. Father Dawson died at his residence in Gloucester, Ontario, on Saturday night in his 85th year. He was a graduate of Laval University and one of the most popular clergymen in Ottawa.