Deaths, January-June, 1898
Monday, January 2, 1899
HILL - At the residence of her son, T.S. Hill, 14 John st. south, Mary, relict of the late T. Hill. Funeral private, at 3:30 Monday afternoon. January 2nd, 1899.
Mrs. Hill, mother of T.S. Hill, jeweller, died last night. She was in her 90th year, and had lived in Hamilton for many years.
MORROW - On Sunday morning, January 1st, Charles Morrow in the 78th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 107 Wilson east, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends are kindly asked to attend.
Charles Morrow died yesterday at his residence, 107 Wilson east, after an illness of three months. The deceased was born in the county of Donegal, Ireland, about 78 years ago. He came here in 1847 and had lived here ever since. He leaves a widow, one son, Charles Morrow, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Wilson. The deceased was always a staunch Conservative.
HUNTER - In this city, on the 1st instance, T. Hunter, in his 56th year. Funeral from his brother William Hunter’s residence, Cathcart street, on Tuesday the 3rd at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
KIRKLAND (Toronto) Jan 1 - Thomas Kirkland, for many years principal of the Normal school, died at his residence yesterday afternoon very suddenly of heart failure. The deceased was born near Panderagee, County Armagh, Ireland, on Aug. 12, 1835. He received his education at the normal school Dublin, Albert National Training school, Glasnevin, and Queen’s College, Belfast. In 1854 he came to Canada and settled in Oshawa, where he was appointed assisted master of the Central school, and afterwards principal. In 1858 he was mathematical master of the Barrie Grammar school, and seven years later went to Whitby as principal to the grammar school there. In 1871 he became Science master of the Toronto Normal school, and in 1884 was appointed principal, which position he held up to the time of his sudden death.
Tuesday, January 3, 1899
JURY - In this city, at 59 Cathcart street, Eliza J. Jury. Funeral private.
DORNAN - Drowned in Burlington Bay on Jan. 2nd , John, only and beloved son of Joseph and Lizzie Dornan, aged 18 years, and 8 months. Funeral from the parent’s residence, 291 John st. north, on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
SHOBEL (Chippewa, Ont.) Jan 3 - Yesterday afternoon while a number of boys were skating on Chippewa Creek, two of them - Tom Hogg, fifteen years old, and William Shobel, nineteen years old - broke through the ice. Hogg could swim and stayed up until help came, but Shobel could not and sank. His body was grappled and found about twenty minutes after.
LONEY - William J. Loney, of Brantford, died very suddenly in Toronto yesterday.
FOLLICK (Dunnville) Jan 2 - Peter Follick was killed this evening while attempting to cross the M.C.R. tracks in Moulton. A freight was standing across the road, and when it backed out of the
way, Follick drove on the track, not seeing the fast express approaching on the other track. Train struck the wagon killing him instantly.
RUSSELL - Robert Russell, the man who was terribly hurt by a huge block falling on him on Saturday morning last while working in the new planing mill on Dundas street, Toronto, died last night never regaining consciousness.
McBRIDE (Galt) Jan 2 - Miss Jennie McBride, aged 35 years, eldest daughter of William McBride, foreman of the safe department in the Goldie & McCulloch company’s foundry, died very suddenly about 10 o’clock last night. Miss McBride, who has always being very healthy, attended church yesterday, as usual, apparently in the enjoyment of perfect health. Before retiring for the night she went into the basement of the house to look after the furnace fire, and while in the act of shaking the furnace dropped dead. The medical man called in states that death was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel in the head.
ST. JOHN - All that was mortal of the late James H. St. John, of Fulton, was carried to the last resting place on Saturday last by his late friends and neighbours. Deceased was highly respected by a large circle of acquaintances, not only on account of his more than usual intellectual ability, but for his sterling integrity and moral worth. It can truly be said of him that he loved his fellow men, for by kindly words and actions he showed it in his daily walk in life. In religion as well as politics, he detested sham. Although he leaned towards the Baptist persuasion he was tolerant in his views and was teacher in the Sunday-school for very many years. His parents settled on the farm in South Grimsby, upon which deceased had lived for 70 years, when this part of the country was new, and he had added his quota towards making this country a good place to live in. In politics he was a Liberal and his relocations and reminisces of the old-time contests and mode of elections in municipal affairs were very interesting. He leaves behind to mourn his loss a widow, one son, and three daughters, and they have the sympathy of the community in this, the hour of their bereavement.
Wednesday, January 4, 1899
DORNAN - Drowned in Burlington Bay on Jan 2nd, John, only and beloved son of Joseph and Lizzie Dornan, aged 13 years, and 3 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence, 231 John st. north, on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
DAGLEISH - On January 2nd, at the residence of his brother-in-law, James Moore, near Stony Creek, Peter Dagleish, aged 72 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. to the Stony Creek burying ground. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
McKEOWN - Accidentally drowned on January 2nd, Peter McKeown. Funeral will take place from the residence of his brother-in-law, Wm. Dillan, corner of Bay and Strachan streets, on Thursday morning at 8:30 to St. Mary’s cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
RAW - On Wednesday January 4th, 1899, Robert Raw, aged 59 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 51 Markland street on Saturday, Jan 7th, at 2:30 p.m.
Robert Raw died this morning at his residence on Markland street. He had been ill for about twelve weeks, but it was not until a few days ago that the doctors gave up hope.
The deceased was a son of Robert Raw, and was born in this city on Aug. 15, 1839. He served his time as a printer at the Spectator office, after which he went into business for himself. He carried on a job printing office ever since then, except for a short time, when he was managing director of the Tribune.
Mr. Raw was a good citizen and was highly esteemed. He was a member of Lodge of Strict Observance, A.F. and A.M . St. George’s Society, Royal Arcanun, A.O.U.W. and Centenary church. He leaves a widow, two daughters, Mrs. W.S. Duffield, and Mrs. T.C. Wright, and three sons, R.M . George W . and Edwin P. Raw.
WHITWORTH (Abingdon) - Jan 3 - Edgar Whitworth, third son of Rev. E. Whitworth, died at the Erin Methodist parsonage, Jan 2, of Consumption. He was a member of the Forty-eighth Highlanders, and caught cold while in camp at Brantford May 24, 1897, and marched with his regiment on Jubilee day for he last time. He will be buried at Mount Pleasant cemetery, Thursday Jan 5.
DORAN - Judge Doran, of the Nipissing district, died at North Bay.
HUBBELL (Winnipeg) Jan 3 - William Hubbell was shot and killed at Dauphin on New Years day by Harry Dole, a young man from Ottawa. Dole pointed the gun at Hubbell it is supposed for fun, when the gun was discharged in some manner. An inquest will be held. Hubbell is about 30 years of age, came from Havelock, Ont . and leaves a wife there.
Thursday, January 5, 1899
RAW - On Wednesday morning January 4th 1899, Robert Raw, aged 59 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, at Markland street, on Saturday, Jan 7th, at 2:30 p.m.
HULL - In this city, on Wednesday, Jan 4th, 1899, Mary Hull, beloved wife of Wm. Hull, in her 67th year. Funeral from her late residence 423 King street west on Saturday, at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Private.
DORNAN - The funeral of John Dornan, the thirteen-year-old lad, was held at 2:30 this afternoon from the family residence John st. north. Rev. Canon Bland was the officiating clergyman. The remains were taken from the house to Christ Church cathedral where service was held, and afterwards interred in the cemetery. The pall-bearers were all members of the Sunday school class to which the lad belonged.
McKEOWN - The funerals of the two unfortunates who lost their lives in the ice boat accident on Monday were held today both being largely attended. The funeral of Peter McKeown from the residence of the deceased brother-in-law, Wm. Dillon corner of Bay and Strachan streets. The deceased was a member of the Hamilton cigarmakers union and the members of that organization had charge of the funeral, and marched from the house to the church in a body. The body was taken to St. Mary’s cathedral where Mass was said by Rev. Father Brohman. At the grave Rev. Father Walker officiated. The pall-bearers were all members of the cigarmakers union. They were: J. Miller, J. Murphy, T. O’Brien, J. Simpson, M. O’Grady, and D. Donohue.
Friday, January 6, 1899
RAW - On Wednesday morning, January 4th, 1899, Robert Raw, aged 59 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 51 Markland street on Saturday, Jan 7th, at 2:30 p.m.
HULL - In this city, on Wednesday, Jan 4th, 1899, Mary Hull, beloved wife of Wm. Hull, in her 67th year. Funeral from her late residence 423 King st. west, on Saturday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Private.
Mrs. Hull, wife of Wm. Hull, of the West End post office died on Wednesday night, having been ill only a few days. The deceased was a estimable lady, and her death is deeply regretted.
BRICK - In this city, on January 5th, Ex.Ald . Thomas Brick. Funeral from his late residence 179 Hunter street east, Sunday, Jan. 8th, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Ex. Ald. Thomas Brick, one of the best known men in Hamilton died last evening after a long illness caused from brain trouble. Mr. Brick was an old resident of Ward 1, and for years did business as a carter on the Main street stand. He first entered the City council in 1886 as representative for Ward 1, and every year up until 1891 he was re-elected. In 1892 he was defeated and running again in 1893 was elected. Since that time he has been sick and was compelled to give up business. He was about fifty-five years of age, and leaves a widow, two sons, and three daughters.
In the history of Hamilton’s Municipal council there has never been another character just the same as the late Ex. Ald. He represented the district known in his time as Corktown, and being one of the common people himself he was always the champion of the rights of the toilers. Though not blessed with a university education, he was wonderfully quick at repartee and stingingly sarcastic in his condemnation of men and conditions, and conditions opposed to his ideas of right. He was as witty as he was sarcastic and the gallery always woke up when Tom Brick addressed the council. He was particularly down on capitalists and moneyed men, and never missed an opportunity to make points against them. His death will be sincerely regretted by his many old-time friends of the city and council.
CROOKS - At his mother’s residence, 275 York street on Friday, 6th January, 1899, Richard Crooks, aged 33 years. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Richard Crooks manager of the Brunswick died this morning. While he had been ill for a long time suffering from brain fever, there was some hope that he would recover, but he took a relapse on Tuesday, and then the doctors knew that the end was near. He peacefully passed away this morning.
The deceased was a son of the late Richard Crooks, and was born in this city 34 years ago. He was an exceedingly popular young man having a large circle of warm friends and he will be greatly missed around the Brunswick. He was interested in all kinds of pure sport, being a most enthusiastic yachtsman. It would be hard to find a more popular young man than deceased.
He leaves a widow, who has the heartfelt sympathy of many friends.
The deceased was a brother of James Crooks of the Brunswick, Thomas Crooks, Ex. Ald.
TIDEWELL - At Darlington, England on January 5th, Mrs. Tidewell, widow of the late William Tidewell, of Tynemouth, England, and mother of Capt. Tidewell, 13th Battalion, Hamilton. By cable.
KEW - At the residence of her niece Mrs. P.F. Bishop, 36 Locke north, on Friday Jan 6th, Mrs. Norma E. Kew, aged 66 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Kew died this morning at the residence of P.F. Bishop, 86 Locke street north. She was 60 years of age, and had lived here fifteen years.
BUCKE - On Jan. 6th, at 182 Catharine st. north, Nicholas Bucke, aged 69 years, a native of Waterford, Ireland. Requiem High Mass at St. Mary’s cathedral, Monday 9th, inst . at 9 p.m.
Burial at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
BARR - In this city on Jan 6th, Barton street east, Vera, second daughter of Frederick M. and Mary Barr, aged 3 years, and 6 months. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from above address. Private.
TALBOT (Grand Valley, Ont.) Jan 6 - Thomas Talbot, a young man, while skating on a mill pond at Waldemar last evening, slipped off the ice into the water and was carried over the dam and drowned. The body has not yet been recovered.
SULLIVAN (Toronto, Ont.) - Right Rev. Edward Sullivan, D.D. rector of St. James cathedral and former Bishop of Algoma, died at his residence 28 Gerrard street west, at 10 minutes after 5 o’clock this morning. A few minutes before his death he seemed to have a premonition that his departure was at hand, for he called his family around him and one by one bade them his last farewell. Bishop Sullivan preached his last sermon at the morning service at St. James cathedral on Tuesday, Dec. 11. He was then quite well. On the following Thursday afternoon he conducted his bible class as usual at the church, and then showed signs of illness. During his absence from home, Irving H. Cameron, his physician, called at his residence, and upon his return assured him that he was too ill for work. On the following day Bishop Sullivan was taken seriously sick with the complicated trouble from which he never recovered.
From the first, his illness caused much anxiety to the physicians in attendance. Numerous consultations were held. The Bishop’s condition was rendered critical by a complication of troubles and a general breakdown of he system. All through, Bishop Sullivan bore the appearance of ruggedness and health. He was a broken-down man when he left Algoma over a year ago. His serious of Lenten sermons at St. James Cathedral was also a severe strain upon him. While the death of his daughter Miss Kathleen just a year ago came as a severe blow. In his last illness, however he suffered little pain, but gradually declined until he passed away. He leaves a widow and two daughters, and two sons. Allan, the eldest of the family engaged in mining interests is at present in England, and sails for home next Saturday. His two daughters Misses Beatrice and Nora and Archie the youngest member of the family are at home. Dr. Sullivan was born in Ireland in 1832, and finished his education at Trinity College, Dublin, and came to Canada in 1858.
RENNIE - The mutilated body of a middle-aged man was found on the G.T.R. at Toronto, early this morning. It was identified as David Rennie, blacksmith.
NEILSON - William G. Neilson, M.L.A. for North East Kootenay, B.C. died at his father’s residence, at Almonte, Ont. this morning of acute congestion of the lungs, resulting from la grippe.
BAILEY - The death occurred on Monday in Ridgeway of Mrs. Jane Bailey at the age of 79 years. At the Battle of Ridgeway her residence was near the scene of the fight, and many a wounded and worn out soldier was nursed back to health in her house.
WILSON - An inquiry was held at Merritton, Ont. yesterday to ascertain the cause of death of John Wilson, who fell down an elevator shaft at the Lincoln Paper mills last Saturday. The jury found that death was accidental and that the Lincoln Paper mills company was not in any way to blame.
Saturday, January 7, 1899
BUCKE - On Jan 6th, at 167 Catharine st. north, Nicholas Bucke, age 69 years, a native of Waterford, Ireland. Requiem High Mass, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Monday, 9th inst. at 9 a.m. Burial at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
CROOKS - At his mother’s residence, 275 York street, on Friday, 6th January, 1899, Richard Crooks, aged 33 years. Funeral Monday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KEW - At the residence of her niece Mrs. P.F. Bishop, 86 Locke north, on Friday Jan 6th, Mrs. Emma E. Kew, aged 66 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
REGIN - In this city, on Saturday, January 7th, Nellie Victoria, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Regin, aged 1 year, 3 months, and 11 days. Funeral from the family residence 187 Queen st. north, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
RAW - The funeral of Robert Raw, who died at his home, Markland street, on Wednesday last, took place from his late residence this afternoon. A large number of friends paid a last tribute by following the cortege to the grave.
The late Mr. Raw was a member of several societies, and while a large number of his fellow-members attended the funeral, none of the societies marched in body. The deceased was for a time a member of the Centenary church, and Rev. George F. Salton conducted the religious services at the house and at he grave. The pallbearers were: W.W. Robinson, Seneca Jones, Joseph Greene, S.F. Lazier, Q.C., R.E. Gallagher, Alfred Ward, John H. Tilden, and W.F. McGiverin.
KELLY (Brantford, Ont.) Jan. 6 - Dan Stevens, the young man who shot Kelly at the Paris station and is now in the county jail on the charge of murder, feels his position keenly. This morning he asked the Governor if he could send for a clergyman of the church of England, as he would like to have a talk with him. In response to his request Rev. Mr. Hedley called on him this morning. Stevens expresses sincere regret for the position in which he finds himself, though he firmly asserted this morning that what he did was done in self defence and if he had not shot Kelly, Kelly would have shot him. This is the first statement he has made with regard to the crime, and will be his defence at the trial.
Stevens still says that he has no home, although today he remarked that he had relatives in the United States, but that he does know where they are located. It is believed that the prisoner knows very well where is friends are, but that he is keeping the facts to himself, fearing to disgrace them. He still affirms that he has not long lead the life of a tramp but comes from a good family.
FELL - Howard Fell, farmer, Pelham township, died yesterday, aged 83 years.
O’GARA - Charles O’Gara. son of Police Magistrate of Ottawa, aged 18 years, died at his father’s residence, at Ottawa East, on Thursday.
RALPH - William Ralph, one of the best-known lumbermen’s agents on the Ottawa river, died yesterday at his residence in Ottawa, after a short illness.
MOYER - George Moyer, of the township of Joly, dropped dead shortly after partaking of a hearty supper. This is the third of the family who has been called away without a moment’s warning.
McGUIRE - Edward McGuire, of Colborne, Ont. has died from the effects of injuries received in an accident over a year ago. He was seriously injured in the railway accident nearly Lansdowne, in November, 1897, in which Dr. Ray, of Napanee and Mr. Bicknell, of Camden East.
CARWRIGHT (Milton) Jan 6 - Wm. Cartwright, whose home was with his father, Jas. Cartwright, just outside of town, is dead at 26 years of age. He hanged himself Wednesday afternoon in his father’s barn between twelve noon and 1 p.m. The suicide was found hanging by his younger brother, Harry. The dead man had made a noose in a rope used on the rack lifter, and then swung himself from a beam. Young Cartwright’s action is attributed to a rebuff he received at the hands of his father, when he informed him on Tuesday that he had been married sometime to a Trafalgar girl. The report however, is contradicted and it is said there was no dispute or cause for the rash act. Young Cartwright was a popular young farmer and was noted for the good horses he drove. There will be no inquest.
Monday, January 9, 1899
CAMPBELL - At his late residence, 13 Emerald st. north, on Sunday, Jan. 8th, Alexander Campbell. Funeral Tuesday Jan 10th, at 2:30 p.m. Private.
Alexander Campbell, an old resident, died yesterday at his residence, 12 Emerald st. north. He was born in Tain, Rothshire, Scotland, 72 years ago, and came to Canada with his parents in September 1831. He left Williamstown in 1844, and came to Hamilton, where he resided ever since. For years he kept a grocery store on York street. The deceased had been a subscriber of the Spectator since 1846, and when the Jubilee number was published his portrait was printed with many interest reminiscences. Mr. Campbell and his wife celebrated their golden wedding in 1897. Mrs. Campbell died on December 21, last year and since then the deceased had been in poor health, and his relatives expected that the end would come soon.
Mr. Campbell was an estimable citizen, and was highly respected, although he was quiet and retiring and did not take much interest in public matters.
The deceased two sons, and three daughters - Miss Campbell, Mrs. Hunter, and Mrs. A. Zimmerman.
STEEDMAN - At his late residence 107 Napier street, on Saturday 7th January 1899, James Steedman, aged 68 years. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
James Steedman, an old resident of the city, and father of J.P. Steedman manager of the Gurney-Tilden Scale works, died Saturday afternoon at his home, 107 Napier street. Mr. Steedman was born
in Cockenzie, near Edinburgh, Scotland, 66 years ago. He was a locomotive engineer, and came to Canada under contract with the Great Western railway over 40 years ago. He located in Hamilton and was connected with the G.W. and G.T. railways for 38 years, being for 30 years foreman of the erecting shops here. He was one of the best known of the railway employees in Hamilton, serving under several superintendents of both roads.
Mr. Steedman was a member of St. John’s lodge and chapter, and an old member of Knox church. He leaves a widow and two children - J.P. of the scale works, and Miss Agnes Steedman. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30.
Mr. Steedman’s death was somewhat sudden. He had been ailing for some months, but on Saturday seemed somewhat better than usual and dressed himself. He lay down on a lounge after dinner and was discovered unconscious a few minutes afterward, passing quickly and peacefully away..
O’CONNOR - On Jan 7th, Annie Josephine, daughter of John and Ann O’Connor aged 20 years, and 1 month. Funeral from her parent’s residence, 135 Erie avenue, Tuesday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MILLS - On the 8th inst. Lois Mills, widow of the late Wm. F. Mills, aged 80 years. Funeral from the residence of E.A. Longhurst, 223 Hanhan street west, to Waterdown, on Tuesday at 1 p.m.
OATES - Mrs. Oates, of Galt, died on Saturday. She was mother of Mrs. Clark of this city.
ST. JOHN (Fulton) - The funeral of James St. John took place on Saturday from his late residence to the Stone church cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Trimble, pastor of the circuit, assisted by Rev. T. Bell, of Stony Creek. Mr. St. John had been a resident of this place nearly seventy years, was always a kind neighbour, a loving husband, and father. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of his neighbours. The friends who attended the funeral from a distance were; Mr. McLocklin, of St. Catharines; Mrs. Jackson of Buffalo, and Farmer brothers of Hamilton.
(Mount Albion) - E.Turner attended the funeral of Mr. St. John, Fulton, Saturday last.
BEARE (Mount Albion) - The funeral of the widow of Wm. Beare, which took place here on Wednesday last to the Presbyterian cemetery, was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. W.P. Walker.
WILKINS (London, Ont.) - Jan 8 - Mrs. Wilkins, an inmate of the Robinson home, in the old Holden residence over Vauxhall Bridge, has been totally blind for twenty years. She was engaged in poking the fire in her room, when some hot coals fell into her skirts, and she was soon enveloped in flames. Her screams were heard by one of the attendants who rushed to the room, and found the woman rolling in agony on the floor. The fire was extinguished almost instantly, but not before she was so horribly that her recovery was impossible, and she died after suffering terribly for eight hours. Mrs. Wilkins was about 60 years of age.
O’GARA, COWAN, St. GERMAINE (Ottawa) Jan 7 - A deplorable calamity happened today during the funeral of Charles O’Gara, and three more funerals will shortly follow. Amongst the numerous rigs present was a sleigh containing Mr. Cowan, the county treasurer, his son Holmes Cowan, and a driver called St. Germaine. As the funeral cortege started the horses became unmanageable and bolted onto the Canada Atlantic and Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound railway tracks. Before the driver could recover command of his horses the outgoing Parry Sound train swept around a sharp curved dashing into the sleigh at full speed. County treasurer Cowan was killed immediately and Holmes Cowan only survived his father for a few minutes. St. Germaine, terribly injured, was removed in the ambulance to St. Luke’s hospital, only to die soon after entering. Both the horses were killed. Mr. Cowan sr. leaves a family of daughters, and Holmes Cowan a widow and one daughter.
Holmes Cowan was a brother-in-law of Hon. N.C. Wallace, Mrs. Cowan being a sister of Mrs. Wallace.
HUBBELL - The body of William Hubbell, who was shot by Henry Cole, of Ottawa, in a northern tie camp, was sent east to Havelock, Ontario, for internment. Cole is in custody at Portage La Prairie, under commitment for trial.
CUNNINGHAM - James Cunningham, a well-known Michigan Central engineer, died at St. Thomas Saturday evening. He sat down to supper at the Queen’s hotel about 7 o’clock, when he complained of feeling ill. He expired a few minutes afterwards from haemorrhage of the stomach.
BRECKENREID - Ex-Patrol Sergeant Breckenreid of the Toronto police force died yesterday.
GIBSON - A.L. Gibson, registrar of the county of Huron, died yesterday in Goderich, at the age of 71.
ROGERS - George Rogers, the noted wing shot and hotelkeeper of St. Catharines died yesterday of pneumonia, superinduced by grippe.
CROOKS - There was a large turnout at the funeral of Richard Crooks, which took place from his late residence on York street yesterday afternoon. The casket was covered with flowers, including a number of beautiful designs. The pall-bearers were; James Crooks, William Stroud, F.J. Breckenridge, and George Magill Thomas Crooks, and John Crooks. The religious services were conducted by Rev. J.G. Shearer, of Erskine church.
BRICK - The funeral of Thomas Brick, who for some years served the city in the capacity of an alderman took place from the family residence, Hunter street east, yesterday afternoon. It was largely attended, many of the aldermen and civic officials being present. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. Dr. Lyle, and Rev. Alexander McLaren officiated at the grave. The pall-bearers were; Ald. Ten Eyck, Ald. W.J. Reid, Ex. Ald. James Dixon, Ex. Ald, W.G. Reid, Charles Bird, and W. Halliday.
Mr. Brick did not leave a widow as stated in the obituary notice.
BUCKE - The funeral of Nicholas Bucke took place this morning from his late residence, 167 Catharine st. north. The deceased was well and favourably known, and a large number of friends
paid a last tribute to his memory by following his remains to the grave. The body was taken to St. Mary’s cathedral where Requiem Mass was said by Rev. Father Donovan. At he grave Rev. Father Mahoney officiated. The pall-bearers were; P. Ronan, H. Arland, P. Arland, W. Bowstead, C.J. Kelly, and Stephen Clearly.
Tuesday, January 10, 1899
DUNN - Jan 9th at his late residence, 257 Severn street, Lawrence Dunn, aged 36 years. Funeral notice later.
MACDONALD - At 28 Herkimer street, on Tuesday, 10th January, 1899, Walter Ross Macdonald, barrister, aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence, Thursday 3 p.m.
W.R. Macdonald, barrister, died very unexpectedly this morning at his residence, 28 Herkimer street. Coming so suddenly, it was a great shock to his relatives and friends. He had not been laid up at all, and passed away with no warning that the end was near. Heart disease was the cause of death.
Walter Ross Macdonald was born January 1826, at Cromerty, Scotland. He was the son of an officer in the Royal Navy, and received his early education at Cromerty, and Forres, completing the same at King’s college, Aberdeen. He came to America upwards of fifty years ago, and, after residing for some years came to Canada where he entered on the study of the law at the town of Perth, and in the office, of Crooks & Cameron, Toronto. He was called to the bar in 1858 and commenced the practice of his profession at Hamilton.
Mr. Macdonald was a man of fine mind and good ability, but being of a retiring disposition he devoted himself to office practice, giving his attention to the investment of large funds, chiefly for clients in Great Britain, which he managed with great care and marked success.
Mr. Macdonald was twice married, and leaves a widow, five daughters, and three sons.
The deceased was a director of the Hamilton Provident, and Loan society.
MILLER (Brantford) Jan 9 - Albert Miller, who is believed to be about 75 years old, was frozen to death a few miles from here yesterday. His body was found in the centre of a large snowdrift and it was evident that he had made a hard fight for life, the snow being tramped down for a considerable space around. The marks show that he had crawled for some distance on his hands and knees before his fingers froze and burst. He then covered himself with some extra clothes he was carrying and laid down in the snow for what proved to be his last sleep. He was a familiar figure around town, but his relatives are unknown.
WHOLTON - At her late residence, No. 236 West avenue north, on Monday, 9th January, 1899, Jane, beloved wife of William Wholton, in her 70th year. Funeral Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
WAGNER - In this city, on Jan. 10th, 1899, Emil R. only son of Carl and Emma Wagner, aged 1 year and 4 months. Funeral from his parents’ residence, No. 483 Hannah st. west, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
SIMPSON - On Monday Jan. 9th, 1899, M. Sousie Simpson, aged 24 years. Funeral will take place from her father’s residence, No. 90 O’Reilly street, on Wednesday, January 11th, at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WINK (Port Arthur, Ont.) Jan 9 - Alexander Stronach Wink, leading barrister and resident of Port Arthur for the last 15 years, died quite suddenly today. Mr. Wink had been ailing for about a year but nothing fatal was anticipated. He was long-time in partnership with Osler & Gwyn, of Dundas, and afterwards practised in the County of Bruce, from where he came to Port Arthur. He leaves a widow, a daughter of the late Rev. James Harold, formerly of Dundas and Port Arthur, two sons, and a daughter.
O’CONNOR - Mrs. John O’Connor, of Rockwood died very suddenly on Saturday afternoon. Deceased was apparently in good health at the noon hour, and complained of feeling unwell shortly after dinner, death followed in a very short time.
Heart failure was thought to have been the cause of her untimely end. Mr. and Mrs. O’Connor formerly lived at Oustic, and moved to from there to Rockwood recently. Deceased leaves a husband and seventeen children to mourn her untimely demise. Three children pre-deceased her.
WARD - William Ward, aged 75 years, of London, dropped dead yesterday while on his way to the barn to feed his horse.
COWAN - The funeral of County Treasurer Cowan and his son, who were killed by a train at a railway crossing took place in Ottawa.
PAWLING - Nathan H. Pawling, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Lincoln county died in St. Catharines yesterday, aged 80.
Wednesday, January 11, 1899
MACDONALD - At 28 Herkimer, on Tuesday 10th January, 1899, Walter Ross Macdonald, barrister, aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence Thursday 3 p.m.
WAGNER - In this city, on Jan 10th, 1899, Emil R. only son of Carl and Emma, aged 1 year and 4 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence No. 182 Hannah st. west, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
DUNN - On Jan 9th, at his late residence, 25 Severn street, Lawrence Dunn, aged 38 years. Funeral at 8:30 Thursday morning, from his mother’s residence 25 Severn street, to St. Mary’s cathedral. thence to Dundas cemetery.
DAVIS - In this city on Jan 11th, Jane Heslop Davis, in her 87th year. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Henry Knowles, 18 Bay st. north, on Friday, Jan 13th. Private.
WEATHERALL - At Chicago, Ill. on Monday 9th January 1899, Helen F. Weatherall, wife of Alexander F. Weatherall. Funeral from Blatchford & Sons undertaking rooms, tomorrow, Thursday at 3 p.m.
CRAWFORD - In this city, on Jan 11th, James Crawford, aged 76 years. Funeral from 14 Maria street, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
James Crawford, confectioner, father of Albert and George Crawford, died rather suddenly this afternoon at his daughter’s residence, Bold street. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, but his death was unexpected. The cause of death was pneumonia.
MARSHALL - Thomas Marshall, who lived with his son at 55 Tom street, took a dose of strychnine this afternoon and died before medical aid arrived.
The deceased used to keep a tavern on John st. some years ago. Coroner Philp has been notified.
JARVIS - Mrs. Lucinda Jarvis, widow of the late Flewelling Jarvis, of Brantford, has died suddenly. She lived only an hour after a paralytic stroke.
PETTITT - Mrs. Isaac G. Pettitt, just dead at Belleville, was 83 years old, a native of the township of Hillier and a daughter of the late Peter Haight. She had resided in Belleville for 22 years.
SHACKLEFORD- Elizabeth Shackleford, coloured, of Windsor, Ont. fastened the clothesline to a rafter in the woodshed made a noose got on a stool, put her head in the noose, and stepped off into eternity. She had been sick a year.
Thursday, January 12, 1899
MARSHALL - In this city, on January 11th, Thomas Marshall, in the 76th year of his age. Funeral will be private on Friday afternoon.
CRAWFORD - In this city on Jan 11th, James Crawford, aged 76 years. Funeral from 14 Maria street, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LEE - At his residence, No. 258 Hughson street north, on Wednesday morning, 11th January, 1899, Wesley Lee, in his 63rd year. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m.
WEATHERALL - The funeral of the late Mrs. A. Weatherall took place this afternoon from Blatchford’s undertaking establishment. The body arrived here at noon from Chicago. Rev. W.H. Wade concluded the service.
WALKER (Walkerville, Ont.) Jan 11 - Flags are flying at half mast here out of respect for Hiram Walker, the founder of the town of, who died at his residence in Detroit, this morning.
Mr. Walker retired from active business several months ago, and had been failing gradually. He was unconscious most of yesterday and passed away at 7 o’clock this morning. Mr. Walker was born on Independence July 4, 1816, and was therefore in his 84th year.
MACDONALD - The funeral of the late W.R. Macdonald took place this afternoon, a large number of mourning friends following the cortege to the grave. The deceased was well and favourably known and the funeral was one of the largest held in Hamilton in some time. A service was held at the family residence, 38 Herkimer street, being conducted by Rev. Dr. Fletcher. The pall-bearers were: Alex Bruce, George H. Gillespie, Adam Brown, A.A. Turner, R.S. Morris, and John Osborne.
WATERHOUSE - This morning neighbours found Samuel Waterhouse, 100 Queen st. east, Toronto, dead in his bed, and his wife ill and helpless.
CHAPMAN (Clyde, N.Y.) Jan 11 - About 12 o’clock today as a west-bound freight on the Central railroad was passing near Pettey’s crossing, about three miles east of Clyde, a young, well-dressed man, about 26 years old, threw himself in front of the train, and was ground to pieces. In the man’s overcoat pockets were found six photographs and three letters. The letters were addressed to George S. Chapman, Brantford, Ont. Some of the photographs were taken in Brantford, some in London, Ont. and some in Malta. One of the letters was written by his sister-in-law Emily, 18 Brockham street, New North Road, Boston, and was dated Sept. 14, 1898; another letter was from a brother W.H. Chapman, Caledonia, Ont. dated May 9, 1898. (But) 40 cents in money was found on the body.
MARSHALL - Coroner Philp opened an inquest last evening to investigate the circumstances connected with the death of Thomas Marshall, who committed suicide yesterday afternoon. The jury met at the residence of John Marshall, son of the deceased, and after viewing the body adjourned to meet at No. 3 police station on Monday night, when the evidence will be taken. N. Arnold is foreman of the jury.
The deceased deliberately committed suicide. He took strychnine in his bedroom, leaving a letter beside the bed stating that owing to ill health and discouragements he had decided to end his life. The deceased was 77 years of age, and left four sons, and five daughters. He kept a hotel on John street a good many years ago. For the past four years he had not been engaged in any business and had been in poor health.
CRAWFORD - James Crawford, whose death was recorded in yesterday’s Spectator, was an old and well-known resident of the city. He purchased the confectionary business now conducted by his sons on King st. west, and built a fine and lucrative trade. Some four years ago Mr. Crawford’s wife died, and since that time he has not enjoyed good health. He lived with his son George, at 14 Maria street, and during the recent cold weather contracted a cold, which rapidly developed into pneumonia, resulting in his death yesterday afternoon. Deceased was 76 years of age. He leaves three sons - George, Albert, and Henry, and two daughters - Mrs. J.N.C. Snider, and Mrs. Neil McIntyre, of Glamis. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon from 14 Maria street.
Friday, January 13, 1899
CRAWFORD - In this city on Jan 11th, James Crawford, aged 76 years. Funeral from 14 Maria street, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
The funeral of the late James Crawford took place this afternoon from his son’s residence, Maria street. Rev. George Salton conducting the funeral service. The pall-bearers were chosen from the following named gentlemen; J.C. Boomer, London; Senator McKindsey,
Milton; S.F. Lazier, Q.C. ; J.B. Andrews, Toronto; Peter Campbell, Campbell Corners; Murray Crawford, Campbellville, ane Neil McIntyre, Glamys.
MUIR - On the 12th inst. at 156 Madison avenue, Toronto, John Muir, County Judge, of the County of Wentworth, aged 55. Funeral from the Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Judge Muir died at the residence of his son-in-law Ernest S. Ball, 115 Madison street, Toronto, yesterday afternoon. While his death is deeply regretted by all his friends, it had been expected for some time, as there was no hope of recovery from the disease he suffered from. He was taken ill about three years ago, shortly after which he was unable to perform his duties as judge. The past year he had lived with his married daughter in Toronto.
John Muir, M.A. B.A. LL.B. was born in Grimsby Lincoln county on June 12, 1843, his father being Andrew P. Muir, and his mother was a daughter of a U.E. Loyalist, Isaac Smith. Mr Muir’s father was born on April 12th, 1803, and was one of the first white children born in the township of Grimsby. When he was a young man, there were troublesome times in Canada, and he was out during the rebellion of 1837, on the Loyalist side. He was afterwards a Captain in the militia.
The deceased was educated at St. Andrew’s parochial school, under the charge of Rev. F.J. Lundy, B.C. L. rector of Grimsby the grammar school, and finally at Toronto University, from which institution he graduated B.A. in 1865, taking his degree of M.A. the following year. He obtained LL.B. with a silver medal in 1873. In 1866 he entered upon a study of law in the office of Cameron & McMichael. He became a barrister in 1869 and practised in Grimsby for a short time. In 1871, he came to Hamilton, where he entered into partnership with John Crerar, Q.C.
Mr. Muir obtained a first-class certificate at the Military school in Toronto in 1865, and held the rank of Captain, besides being drill instructor.
Mr Muir remained in partnership with Mr. Crerar until June 1888, when he was appointed Junior Judge of Wentworth. As a member of the bar he was highly esteemed, and as a judge his decisions were fair and impartial. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition and loved his home. His wife died some years ago. This affliction was followed by the death of his only son, whom the deceased idolized.
Judge Muir was superannuated last year. Before his appointment as judge was a member of the executive committee, of the Conservative association. He was for years a prominent member of the Church of the Ascension.
The deceased leaves one daughter Mrs. Ball of Toronto
The body will arrive from Toronto on the afternoon train tomorrow and will be taken to the Church of the Ascension, where a service will be held. It is requested that the members of the bar attend the funeral.
BARNES (Orillia) Jan 12 - On Tuesday Ryerson Barnes, a respected resident of Seabright, met his death in a peculiarly sad and shocking manner. His wife and son were preparing to come to Orillia and he stood holding by the head a spirited team of colts, which had just harnessed. The animals became frightened and started to run carrying Mr. Barnes on the point of the tongue or sleigh pole. The horses collided with a stump, the pole impaling Mr. Barnes, causing almost instant death.
THOMPSON (Brantford, Ont.) Jan 12 - William Thompson died without five minutes notice at the Butler house yesterday. He was in the lower portion of the building, when some of the staff heard a fall, and rushed in to find Thompson dying. He was carried upstairs to his room where he expired within a few minutes. Mr. Trenwith, of Mount Pleasant a relative, took charge of the body.
CAMERON (Brockville) Jan 12 - The death of Mrs. Cameron, wife of Rev. J.J. Cameron, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Athens, occurred yesterday. Mrs. Cameron had been ailing for some time, but this sudden and unexpected termination created consternation among her many friends. The remains will be interred at Ogdensburg.
GOWING - Richard Gowing, secretary of the Cobden club, died in London.
FEALON - At Peter Light’s shanty in North Hastings, John Fealon, aged twenty, of Goose Creek, Ont. was killed by a large falling limb.
BAILEY - Charles Bailey, a Crimean veteran living in Kingston went to bed in his usual health Wednesday night. He was dead Thursday morning.
FINNEY - Dr. C. Finney, an old medical man of Cloyne, Ont. who died in the Belleville hospital was a London University man. He was seventy years of age.
JOHNSON - Wellington Johnson, of the ninth concession of Malahide, who was seriously burned in the fire which destroyed his son’s barn, ten days ago, has since died from his injuries.
MEREDITH - Edmund Allan Meredith passed away last night at his residence in Rosedale. He was born in Ardtrea, County Tyrone, Oct. 7, 1817, and thus at the time of his demise was in his 82nd year.
WRIGHT - William Wright, president of the William Wright company, decorators, Detroit, died yesterday morning at his home Hazelridge Farm, at Petite Cote, below Sandwich, from a complication of stomach troubles.
CONAWAY - J.T. Conaway, who was found dead in bed in his home at South Hampton, was one of the best known men in Bruce County, where he had lived for fifty years. He was 97 years of age, and a Conservative of the old school.
MORTON - James Morton, a former slave, who for years had been a resident of Stratford, is dead. He was born in Richmond, Va. in 1800, and sold away from his mother when a mere child. He fled to Pennsylvania, where he found a refuge, and came to Canada thirty five years ago.
CRAIG - Francis Craig, for fifty five years a resident of Hungerford township, has passed away, aged eighty. He came to Canada from Armagh, Ireland, in 1840, and settled in Prince Edward County. He joined the Orange Order in 1836 and all through life was a staunch Conservative. The remains were placed in the vault at Tweed yesterday.
CHIDWICK - At Peterboro, Ont. yesterday noon, sister Geraldine, of the Community of St. Joseph died at St. Joseph’s hospital in the 37th year of her age, after long suffering from diabetes. The deceased Miss Chidwick, of New York, was a sister of Rev. Father Chidwick, who was chaplain of the United States battleship Maine at the time of its destruction in Havana Harbour.
HUNTER - Dr. James J. Hunter died at his home in the township of Whitchurch, on Wednesday, at the age of 79 years. Dr. Hunter was for many years an ardent Reformed, and worked hard for his party until after the Mackenzie government was elected in 1873, when, as time passed at its great promises while in opposition were not fulfilled, he, convinced of its insincerity, became dissatisfied, and for some time took no interest in politics. But in 1876, when John A. MacDonald declared for the National Policy, he at once espoused his cause and has ever since been a warm inherent of the party of progress.
Saturday, January 14, 1899
MUIR - The funeral of the late Judge Muir took place at 2:30 this afternoon from the Church of the Ascension. Rev. W.H. Wade conducted the funeral service. There was a large attendance of friends of deceased, and floral tributes were numerous. The pallbearers were: Edward Martin, Q.C. William Bell, Adam Brown, Dr. Wolverton, Charles Lemon, and P.M. Bankier.
BUCKLEY - A little boy named Alfred Buckley died at the Toronto isolation hospital from scarlet fever.
FENTON - John Fenton, aged twenty, whose house is near Stoco, Ont. was killed at a lumber shanty by a blow from the limb of a falling tree.
HADLEY - John Hadley, who formerly lived in Toronto, was engaged in the construction of a new canal near Prescott, when a large rock fell, killing him instantly. His wife left him some years ago and went to live in Buffalo. The particulars of her husband’s death were telegraphed to her.
Monday, January 16, 1899
RAW - On Monday, Jan 16th, 1899, Caroline Doyle, relict of the late Robt. Raw, sr. aged 60 years. Funeral from the residence of her daughter-in-law Mrs. Raw,. 51 Markland street on Wednesday, Jan 18th, at 2:30 p.m. Private. No flowers.
Mrs. Caroline Doyle Raw, relict of the late Robert Raw died this morning at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. R. Raw, 51 Markland street. She was 82 years of age.
LIGHTFOOT - At Syracuse, N.Y. Jan 15th, 1899, Thomas Lightfoot, formerly of this city, and brother of J.L. Lightfoot, James street north. Funeral Tuesday Jan. 17th.
Thomas Lightfoot, brother of J.L. Lightfoot of this city died in Syracuse, N.Y. yesterday.
OVERAND - In this city on Jan 14th, 1899, at her parent’s residence, 451 Catharine st. north, Gladys Victoria, infant daughter of Harry and Sadie Overand. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3 p.m.
ARNOLD - In this city, on Saturday, Jan 14th, 1899, Mary Cameron, beloved wife of Frank Arnold, aged 27 years. Funeral from her late residence, 47 Strachan street east on Tuesday at 8 a.m. to G.T.R. Stuart st. station. Interment at Fergus. Service this evening at 7:45. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Frank Arnold, 47 Strachan street east, died on Saturday evening afternoon of an illness extending over several months. She was the third daughter of the late Hector Cameron of Fergus and a sister of Constable Cameron. Another sister died about seven months ago. The deceased leaves a husband and three young children. A service will be held at the house this evening at 8 o’clock conducted by Rev. Dr. Fraser, and Rev. Dr. Bevis, and the remains will be taken to Fergus tomorrow morning for interment.
CLENDENAN - Mrs. Ann Clendenan, relict of Rev. George Clendenan, who used to live in Hamilton many years ago, died in Toronto on Friday night. The deceased father entered the British Army at the age of fifteen, and passed through the Peninsular campaign, the war of 1812 in Canada,
the battle of Waterloo, where he was wounded, and saw seven years service in the Irish Constabulary. Residing at Hamilton in 1837, he was active in drilling the Loyalist Militia officers.
LAIDLAW (Abingdon) - Walter Laidlaw, an old and respected resident of Caistor, who had gone to Muskoka for his health and died there, was brought back and buried in the Caistorville burying ground on Saturday.
BYNG (Abingdon) - C.T. Bing, better known as Major Byng, died of dropsy and was buried on Sunday.
KEELEY (Canfield) - William Everingham attended Fred Keeley’s funeral on Wednesday last.
WILLIAMSON (Toronto) Jan 16 - Inspector Greer, of the attorney-general’s department, is at Horning’s Mills, Melancthon township, investigating the mysterious death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Williamson, wife of John Williamson, a farmer of that vicinity. The woman did her usual work around the house, and partook of a hearty supper. Shortly afterward she was attacked with terrible pains, and died in great agony during the night. Coroner Norton, of Shelburne, was notified, and ordered a post-mortem examination, which was conducted by Doctors Gower, and Mason, who found that the woman had died from an irritant poison, probably arsenic. The intestines were sealed up and will be forwarded to Dr. Ellis, of this city for analysis.
All sorts of rumours are in circulation in the vicinity. Mrs. Williamson had never expressed any intention of taking her life, although her domestic relations are said to have been the reverse of happy. In fact, the couple were separated some time since, but finally agreed to live together again upon the distinct understanding if her husband again ill-treated her she would leave him, he agreeing to pay her a stated sum per month.
A quantity of paris green was found in the house, and it is conjectured this may have been a poison which caused her death. Pending the result of the analysis the inquest has been adjourned.
PARKER (Plantagenet, Ont.) Jan 14 - Last night, at about 11:30, the house of Paul Parker, at Riceville was burned down. Mrs. Parker and her two children were burned to death, only their bones being found this morning.
KEILL - Mrs. William Keill, who was buried at Omemee, was over 100 years old.
CLOSE - Mrs. Jane Close, widow of the late Joseph Close, died at Woodstock on Saturday, aged 82. She had lived in Woodstock since 1850.
WALKER - The remains of the late Hiram Walker were buried in Elmwood cemetery, Detroit. The pall-bearers were old employees of the firm at Walkerville.
PEATMAN - Norris T. Peatman, of Toronto, died on Friday last of heart failure, consequent on an internal complaint from which he had been suffering for some months.
O’NEIL - William J. O’Neil, an Osgoode Hall stenographer, died yesterday morning in Toronto from grippe. Deceased, who was a cripple, was born in Ireland 60 years ago.
ROLLAND - Fleming Rolland, aged 61, who had spent 30 years in the inland revenue department at Kingston, twenty being as collector, died there on Saturday. He was superannuated a year ago.
COOK - John L. Cook, a Toronto lumber merchant, succumbed Saturday about 7 o’clock to an attack of bronchial pneumonia after an illness of two days. Mr. Cook was in his 73rd year.
TINNING - Herbert J. Tinning, of Toronto, who was a traveller for H.A. Nelson & sons, was seized with illness a week ago at Montreal, and was taken to the Royal Victoria hospital, where he died of typhoid fever.
STEVENSON - A.M. Stevenson, for 30 years an officer of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, chiefly as Steward, died at Kingston on Saturday aged 52 years. He was steward on the steamer North King for ten years.
McARTHUR (Point Edward, Ont.) Jan 15 - About 5:30 p.m. today a boy named McArthur about fourteen years of age, and son of John McArthur, of this place, while walking the ice bridge which had formed across the mouth of the lake, broke through the ice and was drowned. There were several other boys with him, but they could do nothing to get him out on account of the dangerous condition of the ice from the thaw of the last few days.
GILLEAN (London) Jan 15 - Oden Gillean, a wandering tinker, was sent to jail for the seventeenth time on Friday on a charge of drunkenness. Early Saturday morning the turnkey found him on the floor of his cell, suffering from a severe haemorrhage. A doctor was called but at 5 o’clock he died. Gillean for many years had been a well-known character around London, his only failing being a fondness for liquor.
HAYES (Toronto) Jan 16 - William Hayes, the workman at Cosgrave’s brewery who fell down a ladder and fractured his skull, Wednesday afternoon, died on Saturday.
ARNOLD - Mrs. Frank Arnold, 447 Strachan street east, died on Saturday evening after an illness extending over several months. She was the third daughter of the late Hector Cameron, of Fergus, and a sister of Constable Cameron. Another sister died about seven months ago. The deceased leaves a husband and three young children. A service will be held at the house this evening at 8 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Dr. Fraser, and Rev. Dr. Bevis, and the remains will be taken to Fergus tomorrow morning for internment.
Tuesday, January 17, 1899
RAW - On Monday, Jan. 16th, 1899, Caroline Doyle, relict of the late Robt. Raw Sr. aged 82 years. Funeral from the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Raw, 51 Markland street, on Wednesday, Jan. 18th, at 2:30 p.m. Private. No flowers.
BLOWS - On Jan. 17th, at 260 Bay st. north, James, son of the late James and Catharine Blows, aged 30 years, 2 months, and 7 days. Funeral Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
James Blows, who used to keep an hotel on Stuart st. west, died this morning. He had been ill for several years. The deceased was a popular young man. He used to belong to the Nautilus Club.
JAQUITH - At the residence of her son-in-law, Joseph Greenfield, No. 266 John st. north, on Tuesday 17th, January, 1899, Ann Elizabeth Jaquith, relict of the late William Jaquith, of Sydenham, Ont. aged 70 years. Funeral service at the above address Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock, to which friends are invited. Funeral private, Thursday morning to G.T.R. Stuart st. station. Internment at Kingston, Ont.
CAFFERTY - Owen Cafferty, Ferrie st. east, melter at the Grand Trunk Foundry, died yesterday, having been ill fifteen days with pneumonia. He leaves a widow and ten children.
McADAM (Toronto) Jan 17 - A body was recovered from the bay this morning, which was identified as that of Rev. Thomas McAdam, a Presbyterian minister, lately of North Bay, and formerly a professor in Morrin college, Montreal. The deceased was about 56 years of age, and had been in the city for about ten weeks. Last Sunday he preached twice at Westminister church. The drowning was first discovered by the howling of a dog near a hole in the ice on the bay late last night. The dog refused to be driven away and stayed by the hole, until the body was recovered lat night. Mrs. McAdam identified the remains as those of her husband this morning. The cause of death is a matter of conjecture. The deceased was a scholarly man in the full possession of his facilities and the idea of suicide is scouted by his friends.
HALLIDAY - Charles Halliday, aged 77, a London barrister, has died of starvation.
CAMPBELL - A little son of Randolph Campbell died in Belleville yesterday from diphtheria.
GROOMS - On Saturday William Grooms, one of the pioneer farmers of Richmond township passed away, aged 68 years.
GOFF - Mrs. David Goff, of London, died on Sunday, aged 100 years. The old lady was in good health almost to the last.
LANGDON - George Langdon, a London man was found in bed in an unconscious condition. He died without regaining consciousness.
BROWN - Mrs. M.J. Brown, known as “Auntie” Brown, is dead at Brantford. She was born a slave on a Maryland plantation 77 years ago.
CHILDS - Mrs. Walter Childs, aged 50, died suddenly yesterday morning at Belleville from heart failure. Her husband and one son and four daughters survive her.
JOHNSTON - John Johnston, one of the oldest residents of London is dead. He amassed a large fortune in mining in Australia, and enjoyed the latter days of his life quietly.
LANGLOIS - Jerome Langlois died Sunday in Windsor, aged 76 years. His grandfather was one of the pioneers of the district and was sent up by the Quebec authorities in charge of a band of immigrants bound for the Jesuit mission in Sandwich about 1782. He decided to remain and bargain with the Indians for the farm on which his grandson has just died.
MARSHALL - “Dear Jack don’t think too hard of me in what I’m going to do. I am of no earthy use - only a burden to myself and others, so I will end this mortal career by taking a dose of strychnine, which I have had in contemplation for four years. What belong to me you take for your own use, and I thank you for the kindness you have shown me. You can show this to the rest of the family. There was no insanity about this affair. Your father, T.M.”
This note was put in as evidence at the inquest held before Coroner Philp at No. 3 police station last night to investigate into the death of Thomas Marshall, who committed suicide at the residence of his son, John Marshall, 55 Tom street, on Wednesday last. It was addressed to the son and was found after the old man’s death. It showed conclusively that the deceased committed suicide, and it was surprising that an inquest was held.
John Marshall, son of the deceased, swore that his father had not threatened to take his life. The deceased had not been in the best of health, being attended by Doctors Leslie and Storms, who suggested on Wednesday morning that he had better go to the hospital, where he would received skilled attendance. The witness swore that about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon he saw the deceased place a vial to his lips. He ran to him and asked him to spit it up, or to take some salt and water; but the deceased replied; “it’s no use, Jack; I have taken a dose before.” The witness ran to telephone for a doctor, but his father died before medical aid arrived. The witness said his father had a dread of becoming paralysed. The strychnine had been kept in the house for years.
Evidence was also given by Doctors Leslie and Storms and Mrs. Marshall. No autopsy was made.
Although only four witnesses were examined, it was about 11 o’clock before the inquest was over. When the verdict was being considered, one of the jury men wanted a clause incorporated recommended that the government provide a lawyer and a stenographer at all inquests, but the coroner told the juryman that he could write to the government and make such a suggestion. The verdict was that the deceased came to his death by his own hand, and that the members of the family and the physicians had not been guilty of any inattention.
BREADON - Coroner Griffin held an inquest at the insane asylum last night to investigate the death of John Breadon, a patient who was found dead in a pool of water on the lawn on Sunday.
Breadon placed his head in the water and held it there until he was suffocated. The verdict of suicide was returned.
The deceased was about 50 years old and was sent to the asylum from Port Rowan, six weeks ago.
Wednesday, January 18, 1899
COOK - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Ellis, No. 136 Market street, on Tuesday, 17th Jan. 1899, Mary Cook, relict of the late William H. Cook, in her 80th year. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. Internment at St. Peter’s church, Barton. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
BLOWS - On Jan. 17th, at 260 Bay st. north, James, son of the late James and Catharine Blows, aged 30 years, 2 months and 7 days. Funeral Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
JAQUITH - At the residence of her son-in-law, Joseph Greenfield, No. 286 John st. north, on Tuesday, 17th January, 1899, Ann Elizabeth Jaquith, relict of the late William Jacquith, of
Sydenham, aged 70 years. Funeral service at the above address Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock, to which friends are invited. Funeral private, Thursday morning, to G.T.R. Stuart st. station. Internment at Kingston, Ont.
JARDINE - Dr. J.G. Jardine, of Sunderland, Ont. died yesterday morning aged thirty four.
BURGESS - Mrs. Sarah Burgess, relict of the late Henry Burgess, died at St. Thomas yesterday, aged 58.
ROGERS - Alice L. Rogers, wife of R.V. Rogers, Q.C. of Kingston, died yesterday after a long and hopeless illness.
BROWN - Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, wife of Randolph Brown, of Belleville is dead, aged 58. Her husband and one daughter survive her.
McCREA - W.C. McCrea, 32, son of Doctor McCrea, of Keane, and a teacher in the Peterboro
Business college, is dead from peritonitis.
PEARSON - Stephen Pearson, a resident of the Canadian Sault for many years, is dead at the American Sault, at the residence of his daughter. He was 73 years old.
MEAGHER - Harry A. Meagher, son of P. Meagher, janitor of the Belleville city building, died Monday night from the effects of a fall, three weeks ago. He was sixteen years of age.
RIDLEY - Six weeks ago, Edward H. Ridley, a barrister of Ridley, Ont. went to Windsor and died there. Last week the mother of the deceased Mrs. Rosannah E. Ridley, also went from Ridgetown for a visit to Windsor, and Monday night she died. Mrs. Ridley was 72 years old.
WOOD - Amasa Wood, founder of the hospital which bears his name in St. Thomas, and probably the richest man in Elgin county, died yesterday at his residence in St. Thomas, aged about 85 years. He was born in the vicinity of Fingal, near the old Colonial Talbot settlement, Elgin county, Ont. and in every respect was a self-made man. His parents dying when he was very young, he amassed the bulk of his wealth by his own shrewdness and carefulness in the pioneer days of Elgin county. He has built numerous churches including one very expensive structure in Japan. He leaves a widow, and the only surviving child, is Mrs. Dr. Eccles, of London, Ont.
COOK - Mrs. Mary Cook, relict of William Cook, died yesterday afternoon from grippe. Deceased was one of the oldest residence of Hamilton, having lived here about 60 years, and on March 7 next she would have been 89 years old. She was born in Dunham-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England. She leaves a family of four, Charles and Samuel, proprietors of the Franklin House; Mrs. Thomas Ellis, and Mrs. Levina Englehart, all of this city.
Mrs. Cook was an estimable lady and had a large circle of friends. For years she owned a farm on the mountain, near the residence of the late Hon. Isaac Buchanan. In municipal elections Mrs. Cook never failed to make use of the franchise.
Thursday, January 19, 1899
COOK - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Ellis, No. 135 Market street, on Tuesday, 17th Jan 1899, Mary Cook, relict of the late William H. Cook, in her 89th year. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment at St. Peter’s church, Barton. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
CARTMELL - On Wednesday, 18th, January, 1899, at her late residence, No. 53 Spring street, Sarah A., wife of Henry Cartmell, in the 45th year of her age. Funeral from above address on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BAILLIE - In this city, on Wednesday, 18th January, 1899, Nancy Cochenaer, relict of the late John Baillie, Esq. aged 53 years. Funeral from St. Mary’s church, Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Christ Church, Bullock’s Corners. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CHAPMAN - In this city, on Wednesday, January 18th, 1899, William Chapman. Funeral from the Son;s of England, corner of King and Charles st. on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
BARR - In this city, on Jan. 18th, at Barton st. east, Herbert Wilson, only son of Frederick M. and Mary Barr, aged 1 year, and 8 months. Funeral private.
PARKER - A.J. Parker, of Port Jefferson, Long Island, died on Sunday morning, in the 84th year of his age. He was the father of Mrs. A.T. Freed, and forty years ago was a resident of Hamilton.
PARKHILL - Mrs. Parkhill, wife of Andrew Parkhill, of Toronto, died yesterday morning from the effects of an operation. Mr. and Mrs. Parkhill formerly lived in Hamilton, where the deceased lady had a large circle of friends. Mr. Parkhill was an official in Knox church. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. W.S. Gilmour, of this city.
BLOWS - The funeral of the late James Blows took place from the family residence, 260 Bay st. north, this morning, and was largely attended. The body was taken to St. Mary’s cathedral where High Mass was said by Rev. Father Walters. At the grave Rev. Father Mahoney officiated.
WAIT (St. George) - Mrs. George S. Wait died on Tuesday morning after a week’s illness of the grippe.
RITCHIE (Belleville, Ont.) Jan 19 - About 8:30 last night, while George C. Ritchie, correspondence clerk of the Bank of Montreal and Miss Mary Ward were skating on the bay, they skated into open water near the bay bridge. Mr. Ritchie sank almost at once, but Miss Ward’s skirts sustained her, and she was rescued in a greatly exhausted condition. She was taken to Rossmore and is still there. Mr. Ritchie was about twenty years of age, and came here from Nova Scotia less than a year ago.
MONROE - Mrs. Phillip Monroe, of Elbe Mills, Ont. is dead, aged 90 years.
EDNEY - A. Edney, jr. the Lindsay photographer, is dead, after a severe attack with typhoid fever.
TANGUEY - John Tanguey, one of the oldest citizens of Peterboro is dead, aged 72. He came to Canada from Ireland, 47 years ago.
DRUMMERY- William Drummery, a prosperous farmer of Marysville, Ont. died yesterday from pneumonia. His wife died from the same disease last Friday. Grippe took off Timothy Hayes of the same place on Saturday.
HAYES - Timothy Hayes of Marysville, Ont. died on Saturday of the grippe.
CLARK - G.W. Clark, aged 86, one of the old abolitionists, a protege of Wendell Phillips, died on Monday at Detroit. He was in 1837 engaged in business in Woodstock, Ont. and was in prison on suspicion of being a rebel.
WALKER (London) Jan 18 - John Walker, a painter in the G.T.R. shops, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon. Mr. Walker went to work in the morning, apparently as well as usual, but was seized with paralysis and expired in the hospital without regaining consciousness. Deceased, who was 58 years old, came here from Hamilton twenty years ago. He was a member of the K of P, C.O.F. and A.O.U.W. on Monday night he was installed an officer in Prospect lodge, K. of P. whose members took charge of his funeral today.
Friday, January 20, 1899
CHAPMAN - In this city, on Wednesday, January 18th, 1899, William Chapman. Funeral from the Sons of England Hall, corner King and Charles streets, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
CARTMELL - On Wednesday, 18th January, 1899, at her late residence, No. 53 Spring street, Sarah A., wife of Henry Cartmell, in the 48th year of her age. Funeral from above address on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DONOHUE - On Friday, Jan. 20th, at his late residence, Bartonville, Jeremiah Donohue, in his 67 th year of his age. Funeral from the above address at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan 23 rd, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
COOK - The funeral of the late Mrs. Cook took place from her daughter’s residence, 135 Market st. this afternoon. The body was taken to St. Peter’s church, Barton, where a short service, was held, after which the remains were interred in Barton cemetery. A large number of sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place. Rev. F.E. Howitt of this city had charge of the religious services.
MILBURN - Mrs. Milburn, 95 Locomotive street, died suddenly at noon today. She had been ill with pneumonia for some time, when it was thought that she had recovered.
The deceased husband died about a year ago, and the children are left without parents.
THOMPSON - The funeral of Henry Thompson, who died at Newmarket, took place yesterday from the Stuart st. station.
EVERY, CAIRO - A boiler explosion occurred this afternoon at Ald. Burns’ ice house in Toronto. The frame building was blown to pieces. Two men, Engineer Every and Frank Cairo were fatally injured. The former died shortly after he was taken to the hospital, and Cairo cannot live.
WIEDRICK (Nanticoke) The funeral of the late Jabob Wiedrick, took place here on Saturday last. On account of the bad weather, the memorial service was held in the Methodist church Sunday morning. Rev. Mr. Dawn delivered a very touching tribute.
FRASER - Thomas Fraser, of Guelph, was found dead in his bed yesterday morning. Although Mr. Fraser has not been well for a few weeks, he was at work on Wednesday. He returned cheery in the evening, but his daughter Jessie received no response when she called him to his breakfast.
He was dead. Mr. Fraser was sixty-two years old. Mrs. Fraser and a family survive. Mrs. Fraser is a sister of the late Thomas Todd, who died at Galt last week.
CHESSUM - Brantford friends will learn with regret of the death of Thomas Steele Chessum, a respected resident of the city, who passed away last evening at the family residence, 67 Waterloo street. Deceased was 62 years of age, and succumbed to the effects of a paralytic stroke. He was for twenty-six years a resident of Hamilton, and removed to this city two and a half years ago. A widow and nine children survive. The members of the family are: Arthur, Toronto; William, foreman polisher at Buck’s Stove works; Alfred, at Stove works; George and Harry at home; Mrs. Hannah, Orillia; Mrs. Moore, Cayuga; Mrs. Laidlaw, Hamilton; and Miss Emily at home.
Saturday, January 21, 1899
MANN - On Friday, 20th inst. at her father’s residence, 455 King st. east, Flora, second daughter of Samuel Mann. Funeral Sunday at 3:30 o’clock. (Private).
SMITH - At his late residence, 190 Stanley avenue, on Saturday Jan. 21, 1899, Hugh Smith, in his 71st year. Funeral Monday at 3:30. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
WILLIAMS - Died this morning, Jan. 21st, 1899, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Gully, 79 John st. north, Mrs. Arscott Williams, relict of the late Mr. Arscott Williams, in her 86th year. Funeral notice later. Caledonia papers please copy.
LAZIER - At Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, Jan. 21st 1899, Leonora Lazier, relict of the late Benj. F. Lazier, in the 87th year of her age. Funeral from the residence of her son, S.F. Lazier, Q.C. 131 Charles street, on Monday, Jan. 23rd, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Dundas cemetery.
Mrs. Leonora Lazier, mother of S.F. Lazier, Q.C. died today at Cleveland, Ohio, where she lived with her son. The deceased had been in good health until a short time ago. She was 87 years of age, and had lived in Dundas for a number of years. Besides Mr. Lazier, she leaves two sons, W.D. and James Lazier, of Cleveland. Interment will be in Dundas.
DONOHUE - On Friday, Jan 20th at his late residence, Bartonville, Jeremiah Donohue, in the 67th year of his age. Funeral from the above address at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23rd, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SPENCE - In this city, on Friday, January 20th, 1899, at her late residence, 433 King st. west, Sarah McCoshan, beloved wife of William Spence, late of Hudson Bay co. in the 59th year of her age. Funeral from the above address on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation. Montreal papers please copy.
VICKERS (Canfield) George Vickers, of Essex, and N. Vickers, of Brantford, attended their mother’s funeral on Tuesday.
HOLMES - Word has been received that Thomas Holmes, who was nine years ago a resident of Hamilton, a well-known musician and piano tuner, having worked for the Kilgour Piano Manufacturing co., died at Detroit recently. Deceased was born in Manchester, England, and was 44 years of age. He leaves a widow and four children in this city.
Monday, January 23, 1899
DOUGLAS - At her late residence, No 237 Hannah street west, on Saturday, twenty-first January, 1899, Miss Euphemia Douglas, aged 75 years. Funeral private.
WILLIAMS - In this city, on the 21 instance, Ann, relict of the late Arscott Williams, in her 86th year. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Gully, 79 John st. north, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will accept this intimation.
On Saturday morning, Ann Williams, relict of Arscott Williams, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Gully, 79 John street north. The deceased was in her 86th year, and for many years had been a respected citizen. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
CHAPMAN - The funeral of William Chapman took place yesterday afternoon, being conducted by Britannia lodge, S.O.E.
HINCH - Thomas Hinch, father of Mrs. Storms, wife of Dr. Storms, died on Saturday at South Napanee, having being ill six months.
LANIGAN - Mrs. Richard Lanigan, Kingston, died on Saturday at the age of 82. She came to Canada from Galway, Ireland, in 1843. One of her sons George, is a resident of Hamilton.
VINE - Rev. Robert Burns, pastor of Simcoe street Methodist church, received a telegram on Saturday morning announcing the death of her father-in-law, J. Vine, of St. Catharines. Mrs. Burns is confined to her room with the grippe, and will be unable to attend the funeral.
CARTMELL - The funeral of Mrs. H. Cartmell took place from her late residence, 33 Spring street, on Saturday afternoon, to Hamilton cemetery. In the absence of Rev. W.H. Watson, who was called away to supply a church to Cowansville, Quebec, the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Beavis, of the First Congregational church.
The deceased was a most estimable lady and had hosts of friends. She was an earnest member of Immanuel Congregational church, and for a long time, up to the commencement of her illness, was president of the Ladies’ Aid society. Mrs. Cartmell who was born in Manchester, England, in 1847, and came to Canada with her husband and three children, who still survive her, in May 1883.
McTAVISH (North Bay, Ont.) Jan 23 - John McTavish, of this town, who was employed on the C.P.R. as brakeman, was run over by his train at Eau Claire on Saturday night, and both legs and one arm were taken off. He was removed to Mattawa hospital, where he died yesterday morning. His remains were brought here this morning for burial. Mr. McTavish was 37 years old, and leaves a wife and two children.
WAGNER (Fruitland) The funeral of Mrs. Mary Wagner, took place on Saturday last.
Tuesday, January 24, 1899
WYNN - At Niagara-on-the Lake, on Monday, the 23rd of January, 1899, in the ninetieth year of her age, Anne Miller, widow of the late William Wynn, of Queenston, and eldest child of the late William Duff Miller, Esq. of Old Niagara.
SMYTH - On Jan. 22, at 15 Wood street west, Mrs. Stephen W. Smyth, aged 74 years, a native of County Waterford, Ireland. Funeral took place this Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, (High Requiem Mass at 9), thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
BOOTH - Miss May Belle Booth, youngest daughter of J.R. Booth, died yesterday morning.
MOTT - Frank Mott, formerly of Woodstock, and a brother of Ezra Mott, of that town, is dead at Erie, P.A.
FINLAYSON - Mrs. Margaret Finlayson, of Hensall, Ont. died in the London hospital while undergoing an operation.
SMITH - John Smith, born in Woodstock, Ont., 85 years ago, died in Windsor last night. Smith was a well-known-character, having lived in Windsor the last twenty years of his life.
JOHNSON - Hannah Davidson, wife of John Johnson, a respected farmer living near Princeton, Ont. was taken sudden ill on Saturday, and died before a doctor could be called. Deceased was 64 years of age.
SCHMIDT - George Schmidt, a resident of Cockburn Island, while his wife was out placed the muzzle of a shot gun in his mouth, and with a string pulled the trigger. He was an employee for years of the Island Cedar company.
MEDLEY - On Sunday night Miss Helen Medley, aged 22 years, daughter of William Medley of Barriefield, Ont. died after a few days illness. Deceased had been complaining for some time past, but did not take to her bed until Friday.
SECORD (St. Catharines, Ont.) Jan 23 - The funeral of Mrs. John Secord, which was to have taken place on Sunday afternoon, was postponed until today owing to the death of her husband, which sad event occurred at the very hour announced for the funeral services. The family and friends were gathered, the clergyman, Rev. Mr. McGinnis, was about to begin the service when Mr. Secord passed quietly away. He had been in feeble health for some time owing to his advanced age.
GIBSON (Ottawa) Jan 23 - An accident happened at Eardley on Friday afternoon, resulting in the death of Alexander Gibson, a farmer, aged about 25 years. The deceased was engaged drawing out a log with a team of horses, when it swung, pinning the unfortunate man against a tree and breaking one leg in three places, the thigh bone protruding through the skin. Doctors Church and Woods were called and at once proceeded to operate, but the patient died from the shock. He leaves a wife and young family. Gibson, it is stated, lived a number of years with his cousin who kept house for him. They were never married, but he had the marriage ceremony performed on his death bed. The priest, who was called in, blessed the union, but man and wife were almost immediately parted by death.
Wednesday, January 25, 1899
EYERS - Suddenly, at his residence, No. 91 James street north, on Wednesday, 25th January, 1899, Edward Eyers, aged 36 years. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Death came with an awful suddenness to Edward Eyers this morning. The deceased went to bed in his usual good health last night, but he awoke this morning he complained of having pains near the heart. A couple of hours later he was dead. Mr. Eyers had for many years owned a dyeing establishment at 91 James st. north. Within the last six weeks death claimed his wife, mother, and sister, and less than a year ago his father died. The deceased brooded over the loss of so many members of his family, within so short a time, and it is believed that this worry hastened his death. He was a member of Bismarck lodge, K.of P. and the Knights of the Maccabees, and these societies will have charge of the funeral which will take place from his late residence on Friday afternoon..
BEVERIDGE - In Chicago, on Monday, Jan. 23, 1899, Annie, beloved wife of James Beveridge, formerly of this city.
MARENETTE (Windsor, Ont.) Jan 25 - Alexander Marenette, aged 75, who belonged to one of the oldest families on the Canadian frontier, died here yesterday on the same lot on which he was born. The main part of his home was the original house erected by his father. He leaves a family of four children, besides his widow.
REID (Toronto) Jan 24 - John Y. Reid died yesterday. He was born in Berwickshire, Scotland in 1823, and served his apprenticeship to the stationery business in the old land. Making up his mind to seek his fortune in the West, he came to Canada at the age of 23 years, and entered into the well-known stationery firm of Buntin Bros. & co. in Hamilton. When the Toronto branch of the enterprising firm was opened, Mr. Reid came to this city as managing partner. He opened an office and warehouse on the corner of Colborne and Yonge streets, where the firm remained for 23 years, and in 1849 removed to handsome new warehouse which Mr. Reid directed from Wellington street west.
Mr. Reid was a life-long Presbyterian, and at the time of his death was the oldest elder of St. James Square Presbyterian church, having filled that office for upwards of 30 years.
The deceased leaves a widow and his sons, John Y. Reid, jr. of the Toronto General Trust co. and George B. Reid, who remain in the service of the firm of which his father was for so long a member are well-known in the business world. The family has the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.
NESBITT (Sheffield) All that was mortal of the late Bella Nesbitt, eldest daughter of Matthew and Mrs. Nesbitt was laid to rest on Saturday in the Troy cemetery. Deceased was highly respected on account of her moral worth and loving disposition. The pall-bearers included the following; George Menzie, Sylvester Main, John Showers, James Main, James Moffat, and Charles Hammill.
HOLBROOK (Hagersville) - Mrs. Pierce of New York; Misses Holbrook, of Buffalo, and Mrs. Baynton of Waterdown, were at home this week, attending the funeral of their father, John Holbrook, of Springvale.
OLIVER (Tapleytown) - John Gowland, and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Oliver of Hamilton, which took place at Hall’s Corners on Saturday last.
PATERSON - Mrs. Paterson, of Port Hope, died on Monday while visiting friends in Peterboro, aged 80 years.
HERRINGER - Mrs. Joseph Herringer, a native of Mount Forest, but a resident of Guelph for some years, is dead, in the Royal city.
PARMENTER - At Woodstock yesterday, James Cecil, the two-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Parmenter, died after an illness of only a few hours.
SIMPSON - William Simpson, a miner and prospector, who has lived in Rossland, about four years and had a large number of acquaintances is dead from pneumonia aged 38. His home was in Toronto. He was unmarried.
Thursday, January 26, 1899
EYERS - Suddenly at his late residence, No. 91 James st. north, on Wednesday, 25th January, 1899, Edward Eyers, aged 38 years. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m.
HORSPOOLE - On Jan. 25th at 133 Locke st. north, Annie, wife of Wm. Horspoole. Funeral Friday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. London papers please copy.
McCLELLAND - At Hamilton on Jan 25th, 1899, Vivian, wife of Robert McClelland, and daughter of John B. and Edia V. Dennis, aged 20 years, 9 months, and 6 days. Funeral from 285 Queen st. north, Sunday 29th inst. at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
REID - D.S. Gillies attended the funeral of the late J.Y. Reid in Toronto yesterday.
POOLE (St. George) Mrs. L.J. Poole, a former resident of this village, and daughter of Edward Mainwaring, died at Sarnia on Tuesday. The remains will be brought here for internment on Thursday.
SAYER (St. George) - Wellington, the third son of John E. Sayer, died on Monday afternoon from grippe. The internment took place at the Methodist cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
Friday, January 27, 1899
GAGE - On January 27th at the residence of her son, Rufus R. Gage, 200 Bay st. south, in her 91st year, Henrietta, widow of the late Peter Gage. Funeral (private) Sunday at 3 o’clock.
One of Hamilton’s oldest residents, Mrs. Henrietta Gage, widow of the late Capt. Peter Gage, died early this morning at the residence of her son, Rufus R. Gage, 200 Bay st. south. Mrs. Gage was in excellent health until a few weeks ago, when she was taken ill with the grippe and succumbed this morning. The deceased was 91 years old, and came to Hamilton 81 years ago, when there was only one house here. She was born in Norwalk, Conn.
The surviving children are; A.W. Gage, city; P.J. Gage, Joplin Miss; Mrs. Mary E. Hutchinson, Paris, France; W.W. Gage, New York, city; Rufus R. Gage, city, and Mrs. Cyrus King, city. The funeral will take place to Hamilton cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
McCLELLAND - At Hamilton, on Jan 25th 1899, Vivian, wife of Robert McClelland, and daughter of Jno. B. and Edia V. Dennis, aged 20 years, 9 months, and 4 days. Funeral from 235 Queen st. north, Sunday, 29th inst. at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
ROBINSON - In this city, on Wednesday, January 25th, at 195 King st. west, Susan, mother of J.H. Robinson, of Flamboro Hotel, and James Robinson, 50 Pearl st. north, aged 70 years, native of County Armagh, Ireland. Funeral Sunday, January 29, at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
McKENZIE (Windsor) Jan 27 - Roderick McKenzie, aged 65, well-known about Windsor as the highland piper, died at his home about 1 o’clock this morning. Circumstances surrounding his death point suspiciously to foul play.
EYRES - The funeral of the late Edward Eyres, took place from the family residence 91 James st. north, this afternoon. The deceased was a member of the Bismarck lodge, K. of P. and also of the Maccabees and these lodges had charge of the funeral, which was largely attended.
COLLINS (Chatham, Ont.) Jan 27 - John Collins, of Thamesville, fell off a load of wood yesterday and broke his neck. He died instantly.
BELL - Rev. John Bell, B.A. pastor of the Presbyterian church at Burgoyne, and Dunplane, died today after a month’s illness. The deceased, only 30 years of age, was a son of the late Rev. Alexander Bell, formerly pastor of St. Andrew’s church, Peterboro. He leaves a widow and child.
BROWN - James W. Brown, a prominent citizen of Chatham died yesterday aged 65, after 3 days illness. He was worth about $60,000. He was in the habit of writing wills every other day, so that it is not definitely known yet what he has done with his money. He has, however, several times expressed his intention of endowing a chair in Knox college, Toronto.
WHITE (Milton) Jan 26 - There died in Bronte the other day, James White, one of the oldest and most widely known pioneers of Halton county. He was 91 years of age, and had spent most of his life in this country. For 21 years he had been confined to his bed and during the greater part of that time was not sound mentally.
James White was born in England, and came to Canada with his parents in the year 1823. For a few years they resided near Toronto, but soon removed to the township of Trafalgar, where Mr. White resided during the remainder of his life, following the occupation of farmer and lumberman. In political circles he was well-known, having being a leading figure among of the Liberals for a number of years. Wide was his reputation among the sporting fraternity, he having at one time owned the best string of racers in Canada. His horses captured the Queen’s plate in Toronto on more occasions than have the turf performers of any other horseman, excepting probably Seagram. One son and a daughter are left to mourn the loss of a father. They are James White, of Grand Haven, Mich. and Mrs. Paul Campbell, of Toronto.
Saturday, January 28, 1899
GAGE - On January 27th at the residence of her son Rufus R. Gage, 200 Bay st. south, in her 91st year, Henrietta, widow of the late Peter Gage. Funeral Sunday at 3 o’clock.
SMITH - At the hospital, Galt, on Friday 27th, inst. Henrietta, wife of Dr. Day Smith, 315 Main st. east, in the 58 year of her age. Funeral from First Methodist Church, Monday 30th inst. at 2:30 p.m.
McCLELLAND - At Hamilton, on Jan. 25, 1899, Vivian, wife of Robert McClelland, and daughter of Jno B. and Edia V Dennis, aged 20 years, 9 months and 6 days. Funeral from 235 Queen street north, Sunday, 29th inst. at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
CASEY - In Erie, P.A. on Jan 27th, J.B. Casey, second son of William Casey of this city. Funeral on Monday at 9 a.m. from the residence of his parents 353 Locke st. south, to St. Joseph’s church, thence to Dundas, R.C. cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
J.B. Casey, son of William Casey, of this city, died in Erie, P.A. yesterday. He had been ill for three weeks. The body will be brought to Hamilton for internment.
ROBINSON - In this city, on Wednesday, January 26th, at 193 King st. west, Susan, mother of J.H. Robinson, of Flamboro Hotel, and James Robinson, 50 Pearl st. north, aged 70 years. (Native of County Armagh, Ireland). Funeral Sunday January 29th, at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HONEYSETT - In this city on the 27th inst. Samuel Honeysett, in his 73rd year. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Robert Neil, 96 George street, on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WESTAWAY (Brantford) Jan 28 - An accident happened at the Verity Plow works this morning, resulting in the death of Samuel Westaway. The upper story over the boiler room is used as a drying kiln, and in this room was stored a large quantity of green lumber, the weight of which is supposed, being too heavy, caused the floor to give way and let the lumber down into the boiler room on Mr. Westaway, killing him instantly. The fireman escaped uninjured.
DUGGAN (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) Jan 27 - George Duggan, 27 years old, came here four years ago from Clifford, Ont. was accidentally electrocuted by coming in contact with a live wire on the central station of the Niagara Falls Power co. about 3:30 o’clock this afternoon. He was killed
instantly. At the time Duggan was painting, and although he was well aware of the danger above him, touched a cable from which he received 2,200 volts straight from the big dynamos. The only traces of the contact are burns on his little fingers. He was the sole support of his widowed mother.
MANSELL - David Mansell, ex-county treasurer for Leeds and Grenville, is dead.
Monday, January 30, 1899
STROUD - At her late residence, Stroud’s farm, Dundas road, on Saturday 28th January, 1899, Rose E. wife of Robert Stroud, aged 34 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
Mrs. Stroud, wife of R. Stroud, who lived on the Dundas road, died yesterday.
RYERSON - At her parent’s residence, No. 581 King st. west, on Monday, January 30th, 1899, Mary Stuart, twin daughter of James Meda Ryerson, aged 8 years and 5 months. Funeral private Wednesday at 2 p.m.
SALVISBURG - In this city, on Friday Jan 27th, Elizabeth Salvisburg, aged 78 years. Funeral on Sunday, 1 p.m. from her son’s residence John Salvisburg, 67 Chestnut ave. to Burkholder church for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
FLYNN - In this city on Saturday Jan 28th, 1899, Robert Flynn, aged 27 years. Funeral Monday at 3 p.m. from his late residence 13 Crook street, to the Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MURRAY - Died this morning at the residence of her son, W.E. Murray, 297 York street, Elizabeth, wife of the late Charles Murray. Funeral from above address Monday at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances kindly accept this intimation.
Mrs. Murray, relict of Charles Murray, died today at the residence of her son, Walter Murray. She had been ill for only a few days.
JONES - On the 26th inst. at the residence of her son-in-law, James Redmond, 401 Mary st., Alice Horrocks Jones, in her 74th year. Funeral from above address on Sunday at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GAGE - The funeral of Mrs. Gage took place yesterday and was largely attended. The pallbearers were S.F. Lazier, Q.C. John Bradley, Major O’Reilly, Capt. Fairgrieve, William Doran, and H.F. Gardiner. The religious services were conducted by Rev. George F. Salton, of Centenary church.
JONES - The funeral of Mrs. Jones took place yesterday afternoon from the residence of her son-in-law, James Redmond, 401 Mary street, and was attended by a large number of friends, showing the great esteem in which she was held. Rev. W.G. Brown conducted the service throughout. The following were the pallbearers; George Askew, Thomas Briggs, William Douston, Patrick Canary, Thos. Clay, and John Hall. Mrs. Jones came to the country in 1881, from Lancashire, England, and has made Hamilton her home since that time. She leaves three sons - Thomas Jones, of Philadelphia; John Jones, of Brantford, Ont. and Ralph Jones of Indianapolis, Ind.; also two daughters, both of whom reside in this city, Mrs. James Redmond, and Mrs. George J. Goodale. Miss Jones and Mr. Jones jr. were here from Brantford. The other sons were unable to come on account of illness.
GREEN - Mrs. Charles Green died suddenly at her residence, 194 John st. south, yesterday afternoon. For the past three years she had been a great but patient sufferer. On Friday she was taken very ill, but on Saturday she had so improved that the family thought her quite out of danger, but again Sunday morning, she was much worse, and it became evident to all that the end was drawing nigh about 4 o’clock, and she passed away at 5:30. The deceased was born in Dorsetshire, England, 56 years ago, and was married to Charles Green 37 years ago. The result of that union was seven sons, and three daughters, all of whom survive her, except one boy, who died ten years ago. The members of the family have been much together and the sudden death of the faithful wife and mother is a sad blow to them all.
CASEY - The funeral of James B. Casey, who died in Erie, P.A. took place from his parents’ residence, 333 Locke street south this afternoon. The body arrived here at 6:40 o’clock last night. At St. Joseph’s church, Rev. Father Hinchey said High Mass, after which remains were taken to Dundas, for interment. At the grave Rev. Father Donovan officiated. The pallbearers were all brothers of the deceased, being Peter, Charles, John, Michael, Joseph, and L. Casey.
McKENZIE (Windsor) Jan 29 - Suicide, and not murder, seems to be the generally accepted verdict in the case of Roderick McKenzie. Chief Willis inclines to the theory of suicide, because, so far as he can learn, McKenzie’s money had run out. It is known that pressure was being used to collect some indebtness from him. The police say that if they could obtain a clue to the persons who spent Wednesday evening with him some light might be thrown on the affair.
Dr. Sanderson, who conducted the post mortem, has declared himself as convinced that the old man’s death was not due to apoplexy that a drug was used by him to end his life is the general belief. The gradual loss of his means and the fact that he had lately given away articles of apparel and other things to friends, coupled with the belief that McKenzie realized he had not sufficient means to carry out his cherished wish to revisit his fatherland before his death, are all circumstances that tend to confirm the theory of self destruction.
BROWN (Brockville, Ont.) Jan 29 - Joseph Brown, a young man of Wolford Center, who contracted the disease of small pox over a week ago, died Friday night at his home, where he was isolated. Brown was 23 years of age, and his case was hopeless from the start. It is currently reported here today, in fact the news was brought in by a farmer from that district, that two more cases had developed, the alleged victims being F. Mills, and Geo. Hare. They are said to have been in close communication with the Brown family.
DAY-SMITH - The funeral of the late Mrs. Doctor Day-Smith took place this afternoon and was attended by a great many members of the congregation of the First Methodist church of which deceased was an active worker. Members of the W.C.T.U. and kindred organizations and many friends. The great esteem in which the deceased was held was shown by the large number of beautiful floral tributes that rested on and near the casket. Among them were; Anchor, officers and teachers of the Sunday school; blanket of roses, deceased’s Sunday school class, and church class; pillow, nephews and nieces, Minneapolis, Minn. pillow, Hamilton W.C.T.U.; spray of roses and ferns, Wentworth W.C.T.U.; spray of roses, J.T. and Mrs. Middleton,; spray of calla lilies and roses, Aged Women’s Home, managing board. There were also numerous sprays sent by friends.
At 2 o’clock a private service for the family was conducted by Rev. W.L. Rutledge at the residence, Main st. east, and shortly afterwards the remains were born to First Methodist Church where a most touching service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Rutledge, and Rev. Dr. Tovell, a former pastor.
The pallbearers; W.H. Nichol, Harry Gayfer, Hugh Murray, J.S. Job, Alex Hayes, and A.L. Waters. The interment took place at Hamilton cemetery.
Tuesday, January 31, 1899
FLYNN - The funeral of Robert Flynn took place yesterday. The employees of the Norton Can Company turned out in a body.
McKENZIE - The Windsor police entertained a theory that Roderick McKenzie’s death was due to a dose of opium administered by himself.
BENNING (Chicago) Jan 30 - Mrs. Bernard J. Benning, who disappeared from her husband and poverty-stricken home, on Jan 16, has been found in Mercy hospital dying of injuries received by being run over by a wagon.
Benning is over 70 years old, and his wife is over 60. The aged couple were at one time in prosperous circumstances in Canada. Benning was superintendent of construction when the Grand Trunk road was built. Recently he was employed by the street department, but old age compelled to abandon the work.
HOLLINGER (North Bay, Ont.) Jan 30 - While J. Hollinger, C.P.R. conductor of Winnipeg, was on his way to Toronto with his invalid wife for medical treatment, she died last night on the Winnipeg train a few stations west of here. Wm. McKenzie, undertaker of this place received a message to have a coffin ready on the arrival of the train. The remains of Mrs. Hollinger were placed in her coffin and transferred to the Toronto train, where she will be taken for burial. Consumption was the cause of death.
WHITING (Berlin, Ont.) Jan 30 - A telegram was received this morning announcing the death at Calgary, N.W.T. of Alex Whiting, traveller for Erb & Co. of this city for fifteen years. Mr. Whiting was ill during the summer with typhoid fever, and latterly with the grippe. Mrs. Whiting received word a few days ago from him, saying he was ill in the hospital at Calgary with pneumonia but that he expected to be out again shortly. A wife and five small children are left.
PHILLIPS (Newmarket, Ont.) Jan 30 - This community is much shocked tonight to learn of the sudden death of Dave Phillips, youngest son of Asa Phillips, farmer, on Yonge street. On his way home from Sharon, he called on his sister, Mrs. Angus Williams, and while conversing with her in the house, remarked “it is getting very dark”, and fell over dead.
GARDEN (Welland, Ont.) Jan 30 - W.N. Garden, one of our oldest and most respected residents, died at his residence here yesterday morning, at the advanced age of 79 years. Mr. Garden carried on a mercantile business here for many years, having previously resided at Thorold. He was a prominent member of the Conservative party. Interment takes place Tuesday at 11 o’clock.
CRAWFORD, HOGMAN, McNEIL (London, Ont.) Jan 30 - Today Mrs. Hannah Crawford, one of London’s oldest residents, and William A. Hogman who had reached the ripe age of 92 were called away. On Saturday William McNeil, aged 76, succumbed to grippe and last night his aged helpmate breathed her last.
RUTTAN (Kingston, Ont.) Jan 30 - John C. Ruttan, of Pittsburgh township, died this morning after a short illness. He was in his 84th year. He was born in Adolphustown and went to school with the late Sir John A. Macdonald. In 1837-8 he served in Fort Henry with an Adolphustown force. He is survives by three sons, and three daughters.
McDONALD (Cornwall) Jan 30 - The remains of John McDonald, who was accidentally killed in a dynamite explosion at Leadfille, Colo., were taken home and interred at St. Andrews. Deceased was 40 years of age, and a son of A.R. McDonald of Monkland.
McMULLEN (Cannington) Jan 30 - While chopping wood in a bush near this place today, John McMullen had his skull badly fractured by a falling limb. He is not expected to recover.
SPENCE - The funeral of Capt. Joseph Spence took place from the family residence, 215 Canon street east, this afternoon. The deceased was for many years a sailor on the great lakes, but of late years had been in the employ of the G.T.R. company. He was well-known especially in the north end of the city, and his funeral was largely attended. He was a member of Gore lodge, No. 88, A.O.U.W. and Victoria lodge, No. 64, I.O.O.F. and these societies had charge of the funeral. The members of these lodges marched in a body to the grave.
Wednesday, February 1, 1899
RAY - In East Flamboro on Tuesday Jan 31st, James Francis, eldest son of Peter and Margie Ray, aged 10 years and 6 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence, Waterdown road, on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, at 2 p.m. to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GALLIN - At Waterdown, on Feb 1st, 1899, Ann, relict of the late William Gallin, aged 80 years. Funeral on Friday, the 3rd inst. at 2 p.m. from the residence of Mr. William Attridge to Grace church cemetery.
CAMPAIGNE - In this city on Tuesday, Jan 30th, 1899, Lizzie, youngest daughter of James Campaigne, aged 25 years. Funeral from her father’s residence, 108 Oak avenue, on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. So He giveth his beloved sleep.
CRAWFORD - Mrs. Parker Little, McNab st. north, left this morning for London to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Crawford, wife of Sargeant Crawford, who died yesterday morning after a lingering illness.
Thursday, February 2, 1899
GALLIN - At Waterdown, on Feb 1st, 1899, Ann, relict of the late William Gallin, aged 80 years.
Funeral on Friday, the 3rd inst. at 2 p.m. from the residence of Mr. William Attridge to Grace
CAMPAIGNE - In this city on Tuesday, Jan 30th, 1899, Lizzie, youngest daughter of James Campaigne, aged 25 years. Funeral from her father’s residence, 108 Oak avenue, on Friday at
2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. So He giveth his beloved sleep.
KIRKPATRICK - In this city, on the 1st inst. Ann Magee. relict of the late Henry Kirkpatrick, in her 79th year. Funeral from her late residence, 410 James st. north, Saturday at 2:30. Service at 3 o’clock.
Death claimed another of Hamilton’s oldest and most highly respected residents last night in the person of Mrs. Ann Kirkpatrick, widow of the late Henry Kirkpatrick. The deceased was 78 years of age, enjoyed comparatively good health until she was stricken down with heart trouble a couple of weeks ago. In religion, she was a life-long Methodist, and one of the oldest members of Simcoe street church. A large family of grown children are left to mourn her loss. They are Joseph, William, and Robert, of this city,; Andrew of London; Mrs. Joseph J. Adams; of New York, and three unmarried daughters who live at home. The funeral will be held from the family residence 410 James st. north, on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
JOHNSTON - At Clappison’s Corners on Wednesday evening, Feb. 1, Harold Edgar, youngest son of Erastus and Minnie Johnston, aged 4 years, and 10 months. Funeral Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SMITH - At his mother’s residence, 57 Margaret street, on Wednesday, February 1st, 1899, Alfred J. Smith, aged 26 years. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. Toronto papers please copy.
MARENTETTE - Louis Marentette, son of the proprietor of the M.C.R. hotel at Windsor was drowned last night.
HAMBIDGE (Ingersoll) Feb. 1 - George Hambidge, of the Ingersoll Pork Packing company met with an accident at the residence of William McGrath on Monday night, which has resulted fatally. Mr. Hambidge’s wife and family are in Toronto visiting relatives, and during their absence he was boarding at Mr. McGrath’s. He went to the house for tea at his usual hour and after supper went upstairs. When going from one of the other boarders’ rooms to his own he had to pass the stairs, and it is supposed stepped over the landing. He fell to the bottom alighting on his head.
SCHMIDT (Gore Bay - Manitoulin Island) Feb. 1 - A most desperate case of suicide is reported from Cockburn Island, the victim being a farmer named George Schmidt. It appears that Schmidt who had been ill for several months while in a fit of despondency, blew the top of his head off with the discharge from a shot gun. The suicide placed the muzzle of the gun in his mouth, and connected the trigger by a contrivance made of strong cord. When the body was discovered the dead man’s face was unrecognizable.
MACKINNON - Col. Mackinnon, former secretary of the National Rifle association, is dead.
ROXBOROUGH - Thomas Roxborough, superintendent of stationery at the government printing bureau, died last night aged 60 years.
Friday, February 3, 1899
KIRKPATRICK - In this city, on the 1st inst. Ann Magee, relict of the late Henry Kirkpatrick, in her 79th year. Funeral from her late residence, 410 James street north, Saturday at 2:30. Service at 3:00.
SMITH - At his mother’s residence, No. 87 Margaret street, on Wednesday, February 1st, 1899,
Alfred J. Smith, aged 26 years. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. Toronto papers please copy.
CANWELL - At Lynden, Ontario, on Wednesday February 1st, 1899, Sarah, beloved wife of John Canwell, aged 57 years. Funeral on Friday February 3rd, at Lynden.
BRADSHAW - In this city, on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 1899, Mary Evelyn Bradshaw, beloved wife of Geo. H. Bradshaw, aged 34 years. Funeral from her late residence 290 Herkimer street, on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. to T.H. & B station. Interment on Sunday at 12:00 a.m. from her father’s residence, Mr. A. Woodley, Boston Ont. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Bradshaw wife of George H. Bradshaw, car foreman of the T.H.& B. died yesterday after a short illness.
SOULES - At Glanford, on February 3rd, Ransom Soules, in his sixtieth year of his age. Funeral on Monday at 1 o’clock from his late residence, to St. George’s cemetery, Rymal. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HURD - In this city, on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 1899, Alice Hurd, aged 59 years. Funeral from her late residence, 199 Catharine st. north, on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Buffalo and Brantford papers please copy.
WEBB - Young William Webb, the only son of Thomas Webb, near Elfrida, started from home this morning with a load of cut wood, drawn by a spirited team. Between 11 and 12 o’clock his dead body was found lying by the side of H.G.and B. tracks, between the T.H. & B line and the old bicycle grounds. Just how he met his death is not known exactly, but it is surmised that he was driving along the free road entering the city, at the east end and the east bound express on the T.H.& B frightened the team, and Webb was thrown from the load upon the road with great force. The left side of his breast is crushed in, indicating that he was pitched out and struck the ground in that way. Beside the body were lying the seat and a few pieces of cordwood.
A young man, whose name was not ascertained while driving along the road, was first made aware of something wrong by the runaway horses running into his buggy. He stopped them and drove them to Bartonville. A short time afterwards the H.G.and B. train for the city came along and the body was noticed by several of the passengers. Henry Dorr, Emerson Roger, and William Clark assisted in placing the body in the car, and it was brought to the main street station. The police were requested to send the ambulance as it was thought Webb might be alive, but when Dr. Farewell, reached the station he said life was extinct, and the body was removed to Green’s Undertaking establishment.
Constable William Clark took charge of the body. A number of farmers viewed the remains and recognized them as those of William Webb.
Constable Clark had some trouble getting a Coroner, but finally Coroner Philp arrived. After examining the body and consulting with the acting Crown Attorney, Coroner Philp concluded an inquest was not necessary.
WHITE (Fulton) - The funeral of Courtland White took place from his late residence on Thursday of last week. Mr. White was in his eighty-fourth year, being the oldest residence in this locality. He was one of the pioneer settlers taking possessing and clearing the farm on which he resided for upwards of 60 years. He was a Conservative in politics, the friend of all and many of none. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Caldwell. The remains were interred in the family vault in Ker cemetery.
QUINN - Richard Quinn, a section man in the employ of the Grand Trunk at York, was killed in the Toronto yards yesterday afternoon by a shunting engine.
GILLSON (Canfield) - A great many from here attended the funeral of Richard Gillson.
McNABB (Toronto) Feb. 3 - A former old resident of the city, Mrs. Susan McNabb died in Angelo, Texas, on Monday last. Her husband, Alexander McNabb was at one time police magistrate of Toronto, and was also a prominent citizen. Deceased was a Miss Ferguson, and was born in Hamilton, the family afterwards coming to Toronto, where they resided for a number of years at the corner of Church and Alexander streets.
McINTEE (Brantford, Ont.) Feb. 2 - Particulars of the death of Thomas McIntee of Burford are to hand. It appears Mrs. McIntee had been suffering from an attack of neuralgia and purchased a small bottle containing a mixture of chloroform and laudanum. This she kept by her bedside. During the night she reached over for the bottle, intending to apply the lotion to her face. While doing this the lady was overcome by the fumes of the chloroform and fell back in the bed, the bottle falling from her hands and emptying in the bed between them. The deadly fumes affected Mrs. McIntee’s heart which was naturally weak, and had it not been for the little stronger constitution of his wife she too would have undoubtedly succumbed.
The next morning a domestic found Mrs. McIntee in an unconscious condition and her husband dead in bed beside her.
CATOR (Bowmanville, Ont.) Feb 2 - W. Cater with his wife and two children who were killed in the snow slide at Rogers Pass was well-known here having being for several years in the Montreal Telegraph office here. His wife was a niece of William Scott of the firm of Sanders and Scott, of this place. The family were here on a visit last summer. Mr. Cater has a brother who lives near Mr. Rickard, near Newcastle, and Mrs. Cater’s parents reside in Manvers.
DARTNELL (Whitby, Ont.) Feb. 2 - Early this morning George Henry Frewen Dartnell, senior judge of the County of Ontario, passed away at his residence here aged 65. For the last year and a half he had been very feeble as the result of a paralytic stroke. He was appointed junior judge of Ontario county in 1873. During the illness of Judge Duggan he acted as judge of York county for nearly a year. He became senior judge of this county in 1896, on the death of Judge Burnham. In politics deceased was a Conservative. He leaves a widow and four children, two sons and two daughters. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 3 o’clock.
MARENTETTE (Windsor) Feb. 2 - Last evening Louis Marentette, the eleven-year-old-son of C. Marentette, proprietor of the Michigan Central hotel here, was drowned while playing hockey on the ice near the old bonded warehouse on the river front. The boy was following the puck and did not watch where he was going. The piece of rubber landed on some shell ice and he followed it. He broke through and sank immediately.
Saturday, February 4, 1899
GELLESPIE -At his parents’ residence, Cor. MacNab and Ferrie streets, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 1899, John W. Gellespie, aged 33 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation. No flowers.
O’SHAUGHNESSY - On Feb. 4th, 1899, Johanna O’Shaughnessy in the 78th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 324 Wilson street, on Monday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
WEBB - Accidentally on Friday February 3rd, 1899, William Thomas Webb, only and beloved son of Thomas Webb of Binbrook, aged 25 years. Funeral on Monday at 2 o’clock from his father’s residence, to Woodburn burying ground. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
The remains of the late William Webb, of Elfrida, who was killed yesterday morning through his horses running away, were conveyed to his late home this afternoon from Green Bros. undertaking establishment, in charge of Roger H. Ptolemy, jr. a cousin of the deceased, and Alexander Tweedle. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock to Woodburn cemetery.
The deceased was only 25 years old, and unmarried. His father is crippled and could not come to the city yesterday. The sad news of his son’s taking off was broken to him by William Ridge, of Woodburn, and Mr. Webb was almost prostrated. The deceased was an only son and was much beloved by his father, well liked by all his friends.
The horses and wagon were taken to Frank Gage’s barn at Bartonville yesterday, and they will be driven to Mr. Webb’s home this afternoon.
GRAHAM - At Horton, Kansas, on Feb 1st, Mrs. John Graham, beloved wife of the late John Graham, formerly of this city, in her 87th year.
McCUE - Word reached the city this morning of the sudden death of James McCue at Stratford. McCue was formerly a resident of this city, residing for a number of years on Locke street. He was one of the oldest and most efficient engineers in the employ of the G.T.R. and it was while at his post on his engine that he as suddenly called away to face his maker. The body was taken to his home in Toronto this morning.
LONG - Robert Long, the fireman who was killed in the C.P.R. collision at Medicine Hat N.W.T. yesterday, used to live at Clappison’s Corners. He was about 20 years of age and left here about two years ago. J.H. Clappison of this city is an uncle of the deceased. The body will arrive here on Tuesday.
HIGGS (Lindsay) Feb 3 - About five o’clock this afternoon the dead body of William Higgs, aged 21 years, a brakeman, of Lindsay, was picked up in the Grand Trunk yard. No one saw the accident so far as can be learned, but it is supposed the young man slipped and fell to his death. Higgs was formerly in the employ of Williamson Bros. butchers, Kent street, but for the last year or two had been in the employ of the G.T.R. an inquest will be held.
McMILLAN (Cannington, Ont.) Feb 3 - A lamentable accident occurred to John McMillan, a young married man, the son of James McMillan, of the township of Oro, and Ezra Rex, who were felling trees in Davidson’s woods, near the G.T.R. station. As one of the trees fell it struck another which as carried some distance with the first. On getting free, it sprang to its original position with such force that it broke and fell on the choppers, who were unable to get out of the way. McMillan was hit on the head, breaking his skull and otherwise injuring him. Rex received bruises on the left side. McMillan died Wednesday morning.
BEAUFORD - Ambrose Beauford, chief at the hotel Oxford, Toronto, died from pneumonia yesterday.
ROSE - Capt. Walter J. Rose, of Windsor, Ont. is dead, aged 52. Spinal disease took him off.
CROFT - Miss Sadie Croft, second daughter of the late Richard Croft, dropped dead at Cobourg. She was eighteen years of age. Nine days ago her father was laid in the grave.
GOWEN - Edmund Gowen, for twenty five years cashier of the cullers’ office, Ottawa, died yesterday, in the sixty-third year of his age. He was a brother-in-law of Sir Henri Joly, de Lotbiniere.
OMEROD - George Omerod, of Sarnia, is dead from heart failure. He was 16 years old and one of the brightest boys in that town.
BEMAN - Mrs. Gilbert Beman, of Harrow Ont., fell dead Wednesday night while waiting on her baby. Neuralgia of the heart was the cause. Her husband and three children are left.
WILLIAMS - The death is reported from Orillia of Rev. Thomas Williams, a superannuated.
Methodist minister. He was one of the earliest pioneers of the district. He was the father of Rev. R.W. Williams, St. Thomas; Rev. N. Williams, Saskatchewan; Dr. W. Williams, Sault Ste. Marie, and Mrs. Rev. F.J. Edminson, Lake Field.
DODD (London, Ont.) Feb 3 - Mrs. Thomas Dodd, one of London township’s oldest settlers, passed away last night, at the advanced age of 70. While in this city on Saturday last, Mrs. Dodd fell on the slippery sidewalk, and received a bad shaking up. She was thought to be recovering from the effects of the fall, but was found dead sitting in a chair at a late hour last night. Death was due to the shock received from the fall.
McDONALD (Coldwater) Feb. 3 - The lumber camp of George Lovery, North Orillia, was the scene of a shocking accident, which cost David McDonald his life. The young man was felling a large tree, when a broken branch struck him and he fell under the tree, terribly crushing him. He never regained consciousness, but died a few hours later.
ARMSTRONG (Kingston, Ont.) Feb. 3 - A dispatch from Tweed says Mrs. John Armstrong died this morning of peritonitis. Deceased was a Miss Anderson, of Morley, Michigan and came to Tweed a bride but three weeks ago.
BROWN (St. Catharines) Feb. 3 - Thos. Brown, a well-known horseman, died at the residence of his son-in-law here this morning, aged 79.
Monday, February 6, 1899
GRANT - At 36 Hess st. south, on Sunday, 5th Feb, Peter H. Grant, second son of the late Peter and Judith Wills Grant. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Private.
Peter H. Grant, son of the late Peter Grant, died yesterday at the residence of his sister, 36 Hess st. south. The deceased had a large circle of friends who deeply regret his death. Some years ago he was in the stationery business with Adam Hunter, after which he went to the States. He had been for some time in St. Louis where he was taken ill. The funeral will take place tomorrow, and will be private.
GILLESPIE - At his parent’s residence cor MacNab and Ferrie streets, on Saturday Feb. 4, 1899, John W. Gillespie, aged 33 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation. No flowers.
After a long illness, John W. Gillespie died Saturday at the residence of his parents, corner of MacNab and Ferrie streets. The deceased was 33 years old and was an exceedingly popular young man. Before his illness he was in the office of Macpherson, Glassco & Co.
ENGLAND - On Sunday, Feb. 5, 1899, Ann, beloved wife of Robert W. England, aged 60 years.
Funeral from the family residence 157 York st. Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
ATTWOOD - In this city on Monday, Feb. 6th, inst. 1899, at his son’s residence 35 Pearl street south, M.W. Attwood, a native of Yorkshire, England, in the 79th year of his age. Funeral on Wednesday, the 8th inst. to Burlington cemetery. Funeral private.
M.W. Attwood, jeweller, died early this morning from a severe attack of the grippe. He was 79 years of age, and had been in business in this city for many years. Mr. Attwood moved here from Yorkshire, England.
WOOD - On Monday morning, Feb. 6th, at 311 Wilson street, Thomas Wood, youngest son of the late William Wood of Reagarth, Yorkshire, England, in his 82nd year. Funeral from St. Matthews church on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Thomas Wood, father of Frank Wood, the well-known runner died this morning about 8 o’clock at his late residence, 311 Wilson street. Deceased was 82 years old, and had been in comparatively good health until about a week ago, when he was taken ill with the grippe. Death was due chiefly to general decay. Deceased was born in Reagarth, Yorkshire, Eng. and came to this country about ten years ago, settling in Hamilton. He leaves a family of five sons and 2 daughters - William, Harris; Thomas P, Toronto,; John A. Alfred, and Frank S; Hamilton; and Jane E. Wood, Toronto, and Mrs. A. Scarth, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, Eng.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30.
MOORE - At the House of Providence, Dundas, on Sunday, Feb. 5th, Margaret Moore, aged 72 years. Funeral will leave her son’s residence, 50 Locke st. south, Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, to St. Joseph’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HULSE (Toronto) Feb. 5 - Richmond Hill was shocked on Saturday by the news that Walter Hulse, the proprietor of the Palmer House, had committed suicide. On Saturday morning he called the servants and afterwards returned to his room and at 9 o’clock arose. He sat on the corner of his bed for about an hour apparently in deep thought. Mrs. Hulse asked as him what was the matter, but thought he was alright. However, about 10 o’clock Mr. Hulse went downstairs and it was not till nearly an hour and a half had elapsed that he was missed. Mrs. Hulse then went into the cellar and found her husband lying on his back. By his side was a rifle, which the deceased had evidently used as the means of his self-destruction. He had held the muzzle to his mouth and the charge had gone through the back of the head, shattering his brains, his face not being at all affected.
Deceased was one of the best known and was popular wheelman in Ontario and was successful in many races. His racing career began in 1893, when he rode under the Royal Canadian colours. Next year he rode in the T.A.C. and in 1895 was a member of the Hyslop Team, with T.B. McCarthy and Billy McIntosh. During the year they never lost a tandem race. Mr. Hulse then quit riding and became a salesman for the Hyslop company. Two years ago he leased the Palmer House at Richmond Hill, and had been very successful in business.
McKAY (Holland Center) Feb 5 - On Feb 1, at Bognor, Grey county, Findley McKay, 14 years of age, son of the late Alexander McKay, met death instantly by a sapling striking him on the head, while he was relieving it for under a fallen tree. He was found by his mother next morning. He was his mother’s main support. The same day his grandfather, Donald McKay who lived with the boy’s mother, died, aged 84 years. Both were buried on Saturday.
GUSH (Windsor, Ont.) Feb 5 - News was received here today of the death of E. Basil Gush on Jan 14 last at home, in Millbourne, Surrey, England. Mr. Gush was well-known in Windsor having being on the local staff of the Bank of Commerce for a considerable time. About four years ago he became identified with the Preston National bank, Detroit. He was home on a visit at the time of his death, which was caused by typhoid fever.
BATES (Woodstock) Feb 5 - The death took place at a ripe of old age yesterday of Mrs. John Bates, mother of Rev. S.S. Bates, Baptist minister of Toronto and the late J.I. Bates at one time principal of Woodstock college. Deceased was one of the most prominent figures in the Baptist church here and elsewhere. The two daughters were well and widely known as the first to go from Canada to India as missionaries.
DISSETTE - George Dissette, 55 years old, brother of Richard Dissette proprietor of the Empress hotel, died from loss of blood at St. Michael’s hospital on Saturday night. Earlier in the day he had called at 15 Earnbridge st. Parkdale, and as he was leaving a vein in his leg burst at an old sore. He walked as far as Brock avenue, leaving a trail of blood behind him; then he fainted. He was carried into a store and Dr. Harris was summoned. Later he was taken to the hospital in the ambulance, where, as stated, he died at 8:20 in the evening.
PECK (Kingston) Feb 5 - The death is announced at Bath, N.Y. of Rev. Jas. Peck, a son of the late Noah Peck, of Landsdown, Ont. Deceased followed farming for many years, but later felt called to preach and entered the work in New York state for the Methodist church. One son is a furrier in Montreal, and another is a doctor in Michigan.
DRUGHAN (Brockville) Feb 5 - A former resident of Brockville named James Drughan, and lately of Smith’s Falls, attended the taffy pull recently at Merrickville, which proved fatal. The whole company was taken sick afterwards, and all recovered except Drughan, who became gradually worse until last night when he died. It is surmised that the taffy was made in a metal dish which poisoned it.
CULLITON - Thomas Culliton, whose wife was the complainant in the case against ex-private detective Slocum, tried at a recent Toronto criminal assizes, died suddenly yesterday at his home on the corner of Manning avenue and Bloor street.
ENGLAND - Mrs. England, wife of Robt. England, died yesterday. While she had not been in good health for some time, she had been confined to her bed only ten days. The deceased leaves a husband, two daughters, Misses Annie and Jennie and five sons, Frank, Walter, Robert, Henry, and Charles.
O’BRIEN - Mary O’Brien, a woman 77 years of age, died in the house of refuge yesterday.
BATTRICK (Deseronto, Ont.) Feb. 6 - William Battrick, millwright, was accidentally killed here today at the Standard Chemical works.
RITCHIE (Kincardine) Feb 6 - Mrs. Ritchie, wife of J.K. Ritchie and mother of N.S. Ritchie, P.L.S. died yesterday of pneumonia, following an attack of the grippe. Mrs. Ritchie was in her 63rd year, and was a resident of Huron township for over 30 years, removing to Kincardine five or six years ago.
JOHNS (Toronto) Feb 6 - John Johns, an old pensioner of the British Army, was found dead in bed at the King st. east mission this morning. Johns had gone to sleep in the mission room, which provides lodgings and died during the night. He was about 55 years of age.
McKNIGHT - There was buried on Friday afternoon of last week in the Westover cemetery all that remained on earth of the most affectionate and lovable of Beverly’s citizens. This was Mrs. Eliza McKnight, wife of Capt. Andrew McKnight, of the sixth concession. She was married in Liverpool, England, in July, 1845, and moved to the home in Canada, where she died, the following year. Although she never identified herself with any particular church, her life was the type of a true Christian - unselfish, kindly, patient, and charitable. Her end was peaceful and happy and to her oldest and dearest friend in the neighbourhood she said that she was perfectly and contented to go. Three years ago, on the 50th anniversary of her marriage, it was suggested that she and her husband celebrate their golden wedding. They both declined on the plea that their friends would feel it incumbent on them to present golden offerings and they, neither of them needed or any use for gold. She had no children, and leaves a brother, Andrew, in California, and a brother James, in Oakville. The funeral services were most interesting and were conducted by Rev. John E. Bowers, missionary of the Church of the New Jerusalem in Canada.
Tuesday, February 7, 1899
HILDRETH - In Barton township, on Feb 6th, at her son’s residence, Mary, widow of the late Wm. Hildreth, aged 65 years. Funeral at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday to Lake church cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
ATTWOOD - In this city on Monday, Feb 6th inst. 1899, at his son’s residence, 35 Pearl st. south, M.W. Attwood, a native of Yorkshire, England, in the 79th year of his age. Funeral on Wednesday the 8th inst. to Burlington cemetery. Funeral private.
MOORE - At the House of Providence Dundas, on Sunday Feb. 5th, Margaret Moore, aged 72 years. Funeral will leave her son’s residence 50 Locke st. south, Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock to St. Joseph’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HARRIS - In this city, on Feb 6th, George E. Harris, in his 56th year. Funeral from his late residence, 135 Catharine st. south, on Wednesday at 2 o’clock. Interment at Lottridge’s cemetery, Barton. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WISE - In this city, on Feb. 6th, 1899, Jennette, wife of John Ives Wise, in her 54th year. Funeral from 254 Emerald st. north, on Thursday, 9th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HOLLERAN - In this city, Feb. 7th, at 12 Hunter st. east, James, son of the late James Holleran. Funeral notice later.
STULL - G.W. Stull, of Guelph, died suddenly last night. He was a former member of the City council.
HARE (Toronto) Feb 7 - Miss Mary Hare, a young woman about 20 years old, was severely burned at 10 o’clock yesterday morning and died from the shock in the general hospital about seven hours later.
The unfortunate was employed at John Bayley’s house, 272 Sherbourne street, and had been there only a few days. About 10 o’clock she was carrying some ashes from the kitchen to the cellar, when she stumbled on the stairs and the lamp, which she held in her hand, exploded setting fire to her clothing. She screamed for help but before it had arrived she had received terrible burns on her arms and body. Several members of the family came to her assistance and extinguished the flames as quickly as possible. The ambulance was at once called and Miss Hare was taken to the general hospital, where her injuries were attended to.
It was seen at once that her burns were likely to prove fatal, and her father and mother, who are residents of Markham, were summoned, and remained by her side till the end.
BATTRICK (Deseronto, Ont.) Feb. 6 - William Battrick, a young millwright, was instantly killed by being caught on a shaft at the Standard Chemical works here this morning.
BROWN - A.B. Brown, managing editor of the Niagara Falls Record, died at Tillsonburg.
COLLINS (Guelph Herald) James Collins, another old and well-known resident of the city,
passed peacefully to rest early Sunday morning after a long illness, which the decreasing vigour of old age could not withstand. He breathed his last surrounded by his family at the family home, Birmingham street.
Deceased, in his day, was one of the most prominent men connected with the affairs of the Royal City in its rapid growing time. He was born in Armagh County, Ireland, in the year 1832. He came to Canada when quite a lad and settled with his parents in the city of Hamilton where he took up the trade of a machinist. In the spring of 1857 he came to Guelph, and during the same year formed the partnership of Collins & Osborne. They manufactured implements in a building on the site of Crowe’s iron foundry. Later, after the retirement of Mr. Osborne, the deceased formed another partnership known as Collins & O’Connor. They continued the manufacturing business of the old firm, but in the building opposite the drill shed. Aside from being a first class machinist, Mr. Collins was an inventor. He has the credit of inventing the first Canadian reaper, and machines made by his firm were sold throughout the entire province. At the time of the boom Mr. Collins retired from business in Guelph, and went to Winnipeg, where he remained for three years. Returning to this city, he lived privately the rest of his natural days. Deceased married Miss Harris, sister of the late ex - mayor Harris, and Mrs. James Hasselton, Glasgow street. Mrs. Collins, two sons, John and Peter, are the surviving members of the family.
GRANT - The funeral of the late Peter H. Grant, which was held from the family residence, 36 Hess st. south, this afternoon, was of a private nature and only a few of the deceased’s most intimate friends following the remains to the grave. Service was held at the house by Rev. Canon Bland, who also officiated at the grave. The pall-bearers were: F. Fearman H. Patterson, J. Murray, W.A. Spratt, A.C. Beasley, and C.W. Tinling.
Wednesday, February 8, 1899
WISE - In this city, on Feb. 6th, 1899, Jennet, wife of John Ives Wise, in her 54th year. Funeral from 254 Emerald st. north, on Thursday 9th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LONG - Accidentally killed at Medicine Hat, N.W.T. on Feb. 2, 1899, Robt. Alexander Long, second son of John R. and Minerva Long, of Clappison’s Corners, aged 20 years and 11 months. Funeral on Thursday, Feb. 9th, at 2 o’clock p.m. from his father’s residence, Clappison’s Corners, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
DODSON - In this city, on Feb. 7th, 1899, Maria, wife of Joseph Dodson, in the 67th year of her age. Funeral will take place from 141 Jackson st. east, on Friday at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will accept this intimation.
HALLERAN - In this city, on Feb. 7th, at 12 Hunter st. east, James, son of the late James Halleran. Funeral Thursday at 8:30 o’clock, from above address to St. Patrick’s church thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Chicago papers please copy.
PARKER - Mrs. W.D. Parker, wife of the manager of the Ontario Bank, Peterboro, died suddenly last night.
FIFE (Guelph, Ont.) Feb 7 - At noon today, John Fife, son of George Fife of the Paisley Block, was, with a younger brother, cutting a tree near his home, when it fell and killed him instantly. The deceased was about 35 years of age, and leaves a widow, and one child.
PIGGOTT (Toronto Junction) Feb 7 - Among the many deaths occurring at the Junction lately is to be included that of Edward Piggott, a youth aged eighteen years and seven months, who dropped dead through heart failure last night about eleven o’clock. He resided with his parents on Queen st. and had been working all day. He went home apparently well, and only complained of feeling faint about ten minutes before his death.
ARCHER (Toronto Junction) Feb 7 - Early this morning the infant son of A. and Mrs. Archer, of Jane street, was burned to death. The child had in some manner unknown secured possession of a box of salve, in which was some inflammable material. This caught fire, and ignited the child’s clothing. Before assistance arrived the child had received so many injuries that he soon expired.
COOK (Simcoe) Feb 7 - On Saturday morning the two sons Asa and Lyle, of Calvin Cook, of Vittoria, formerly of this town, went skating at Ryerson Point, out on the lake, and they had not been heard of or seen since. Their skate marks are traced to where there was a break in the ice, four miles out. Much anxiety is felt by their parents, and search parties have been working diligently since their disappearance.
SOUTHWORTH (Brockville, Ont.) Feb. 7 - S.J. Southworth died today from an aggravated attack of bronchitis, aged 87. Besides a widow with whom he enjoyed 60 years of married life, he is survived by five sons. One is Thos. Southworth, Toronto, Ontario clerk of forestry, and another is L. Southworth, city editor of the Brockville recorder.
Thursday, February 9, 1899
DODSON - In this city, on Feb. 7th, 1899, Maria, wife of Joseph Dodson, in the 67th year of her age. Funeral will take place from 141 Jackson st. east, on Friday at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
O’NEILL - In this city, on Feb. 8th, 1899, Katie, daughter of Brigid and the late John O’Neill, aged 23 years. Funeral from her late residence, 129 Walnut st. at 8:30 Friday morning to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
PARROTT - On Thursday Feb. 9th, 1899, Bridget Parrott, aged 61 years, wife of Benjamin F. Parrott. Funeral notice later.
Shortly after five o’clock last night, Benjamin F. Parrott, a carter, went to his father’s home, 44 Steven street, and made a brutal attack on his aged mother with an axe. Her head was split open and she died from the effects of her wounds in the city hospital this morning. Parrott was caught shortly after he committed the deed, and is now lodged in the Barton street jail.
Parrott was on the main street carter’s stand yesterday afternoon until about 4:30, when he drove home. What happened immediately after he got there will probably never be known, as there was nobody but the unfortunate woman in the house at the time. It is supposed that the mother and son
had some words, and that Parrott, on going to the back door, found it locked. He picked up an axe which was handy and commenced to smash in the door. Mrs. Parrott became frightened and ran out of the front door. Her screams attracted the attention of Walter Jackson, who was returning home from his work. He looked around just as Mrs. Parrott emerged from the front door, and before he had time to realize what was the matter, the son came out of the side entrance with an axe in his hand. When Mrs. Parrott reached the edge of the sidewalk she slipped and fell and was in the act of rising when the axe was brought down heavily on her head.
The blow was followed by two others, and then Parrott, calming, looked for an instant at his victim, walked into the back yard, where he left the axe and, going out through a lot to Nightingale street, hurried from the scene of the awful tragedy.
About ten minutes after the crime was committed, Dr. Cockburn was visiting a patient in the east end, and being informed of the sad affair drove to the scene. He got there just before the police, and found the unfortunate woman lying on the side of the road, her head resting in a pool of blood. He examined the wounds, and saw at once that it was a hopeless case, that it was only a matter of a few hours until she would die.
Benjamin F. Parrott, the murderer, is 32 years of age. He was always of an eccentric turn. His dislike to his mother made him take up his quarters in the barn in the back of the house, with his horse. There he fixed up a sort of room and lived in a contented way. He cooked his own meals and lived high. He was not content with ordinary fare and would be satisfied with nothing less than turkey, duck, chicken and such food. It is said he did not know the taste of bread, and was not known to drink tea or coffee; while water as a drink, was almost unknown to him.
ATTRIDGE - (Waterdown) The funeral of Mary Attridge took place on Sunday from her late residence in the village. The service was held in the English church. The remains were interred in the English church cemetery.
FLATT (Waterdown) - The funeral of Mrs. William Flatt took place from her son’s residence in East Flamboro on Tuesday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Waterdown cemetery.
PRESTON (Sheffield) - On Sunday, Jan 29, Mrs. Thomas Preston, one of Beverly’s oldest and most respected residents, was called away. The deceased was 86 years of age, and resided with her daughter, Mrs. William McClure. Interment took place on Tuesday at the Kirkwall cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Ballentine.
WEBB (Tapletown) - The funeral of Willie Webb, which took place on Monday afternoon at Woodburn, was largely attended.
SOULES (Hannon) The funeral of Ransom Soules took place to the St. George’s English church here on Monday, a large crowd being present. Rev. Mr. Bennetts of St. Paul’s church Glanford conducted the services, Trinity church choir leading in the singing. Mr. Soules had been a resident of this place for nearly 30 years, coming from Tapleytown. He leaves a widow, eight sons and one daughter to mourn his loss, the children all grown up and mostly married. He was highly respected in the neighbourhood being a quiet and unassuming man. The pall-bearers were P. Almas, J. Morrow, F.Ecker, Ira Horning, A. Young, and J. Cheyne, the last mentioned gentleman being an old friend from Hamilton.
HOOVER (Markham, Ont.) Feb. 8 - At Boxgrove today on the farm of Joseph Reesor, John Hoover, his grandson, aged about 22 years, was instantly killed by a large tree that he and another man named Thompson were cutting down. Young Hoover was chopping at the tree. When he found out it started to fall both men ran, but Hoover happened to go in the same direction as the tree, and was struck on the top of the head, and instantly killed. Deceased was the only son of David Hoover.
FAIR (Clinton, Ont.) Feb. 9 - James Fair, Sr. of this town died at his residence this evening. Shortly afternoon today and while apparently in the best of health Mr. Fair was stricken by apoplexy and sank rapidly. He is one of Clinton’s best known and highly respected citizens.
PARKER (Peterboro) Feb 8 - Mrs. W.D. Parker, wife of the manager of the Ontario Bank, died here last evening in so sudden a manner that the whole town was shocked by the news. She was uptown shortly before six o’clock, but about eight a syncope spell came over her, and she passed away in a few minutes.
KER (Walkerton, Ont.) Feb. 8- William Ker, aged 18 a son of Rev. Mr. Ker, of St. Catharines, died at Walkerton this evening from spinal meningitis. He was a clerk in the Merchants Bank of Canada at this place.
ARMSTRONG (Ottawa) Feb 8 - Charles Armstrong, foreman in the Canada Atlantic railway yards at Ottawa East, was fatally injured this morning while coupling cars.
O’NEIL - Katie O’Neil died yesterday afternoon after a few weeks illness, from congestion of the lungs. The deceased, who was a sister of M. O’Neil, proprietor of the Imperial hotel, was a very popular young lady of St. Patrick’s church, and will be mourned by a large number of friends. The funeral will take place from the family residence, Walnut street south, at 8:30 tomorrow morning, to St. Patrick’s church and Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Friday, February 10, 1899
THOMSON - In this city, on Thursday, February 9th Frederick J. youngest son of Alexander Thomson, aged 23 years. Funeral from his late residence, No. 88 Ashley street on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are kindly invited to attend.
STOCK - On Feb. 9th, at the family residence, East Flamboro, Esther Ann, beloved wife of John Stock Sr. in her 73rd year. Funeral Sunday at 2 o’clock. Interment at Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
WELCH - At Sarnia, on the 9th inst. Elizabeth Welch, relict of the late T.W. Welch, and mother of Mrs. Alexander Stuart, Alanton street, city, aged 89 years. Interment at Hamilton. Funeral notice later.
PARROTT - On Thursday, Feb. 9th, 1899, Bridget Parrott, aged 61 years, wife of F. Parrott. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
LAMPMAN - Archibald Lampman, the poet, died at Ottawa this morning after two days illness of pneumonia. He was 38 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children.
THOMSON - Yesterday Frederick J. Thomson, youngest son of Alexander Thomson, of the Times staff, died at the city hospital, having undergone an operation for appendicitis performed by Dr. White, assisted by Dr. Leslie, the day previous. He had been sick only a few days, but had a severe attack. He was a carriage blacksmith by trade, and until recently being employed by Flitcroft & Strickland, the last job he had worked on being the new combination wagon of the fire department. He was sensible up to the last and although death came upon him very suddenly he was perfectly resigned. He leaves to mourn his loss, his two brothers, James and Alexander, in Vancouver, B.C. and two sisters, Jessie, and Bella, to both of whom he was deeply attached. The funeral will take place from 88 Ashley street, at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon.
JACKSON - Samuel Jackson, of Chatham township, died at the age of 104 years.
CUDNEY - E. Cudney, who was injured by falling out of a wagon at Port Dalhousie died yesterday.
HARRIS - William E. Harris, aged 72, is dead at Belleville. His wife five sons and four daughters survive him.
BENSON - Joseph Benson, 76 years old, died Wednesday at Belleville, leaving a widow, one daughter, and one son.
UZELLE - Mrs. Uzelle, a widowed lady, of Clinton, Ont. without a moments warning dropped dead yesterday afternoon.
KNEVEL - Miss Maude Knevel, of Tillsonburg, who was badly injured by the upsetting of a lamp, has succumbed to her injuries.
BEAM - John Beam, of Garafraxa, was instantly killed by a threshing machine falling on him while moving it along the gravel road.
NICHOLIS - Nathan Nicholis, contractor, who was horribly mangled on a shaft at Matthews Packing house, Peterboro, died last night from his injuries.
HAMLIN - Stewart W. youngest son of R.W. Hamlin, St. Catharines, was taken sick on Sunday last with scarlet fever which went to his brain, and caused his death early yesterday morning.
SHAND - James Shand, a pioneer of East Whitby, died yesterday, aged 90. He was one of the best known men in the county, an upright man who enjoyed the esteem of all. He was a native of Ireland and resided in Oshawa for over half a century.
BARRY - Robert Barry, for twenty years identified with the life and progress of the township of North Dumfries, and one of the most widely known and progressive farmers of the Galt district died yesterday morning from the grippe, aged 79 years and 15 days.
CLARK (Troy) - Robert Clark’s youngest son died on Tuesday morning. The distressed family have the sympathy of the whole neighbourhood.
CULHAM (Troy) - Brice Culham’s mother died on Monday.
WAIT (St. George) - Smith J. Wait died of pneumonia on Thursday. The interment took place at the Methodist cemetery on Saturday of last week.
ARMINGTON - Mrs. Sarah Armington, relict of Chauncey Armington, died of the grippe on Monday. The interment took place on Wednesday.
Saturday, February 11, 1899
STOCK - On Feb. 9th, at the family residence, East Flamboro, Esther Ann, beloved wife of John Stock Sr. in her 73rd year. Funeral Sunday at 2 o’clock. Interment at Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
WELCH - At Sarnia, on the 9th inst. Elizabeth Welch, relict of the late T.W. Welch, and mother of Mrs. Alexander Stuart, Alanton street, city, aged 80 years. Interment at Hamilton. Funeral notice tomorrow.
BENNETT - At Carlisle on Feb. 9th, 1899, William George Bennett, son of George and Jane Bennett, aged 36, years and 8 months. Funeral on Sunday at 1 p.m. from his father’s residence to Carlisle cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BARBER - In this city, on Saturday, February 11th, 1899, Sarah Barber, beloved wife of William Barber, aged 68 years. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, 524 Main st. east, on Monday at 3:30. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
JARVIS - On February 11th, at her son’s residence, 294 York street, Jane Greenaway, beloved wife of the late Charles Jarvis, in her 86th year. Funeral Monday, private, no flowers.
Monday, February 13, 1899
HAWKES - In this city, on Monday, Feb. 13th, 1899, at his residence, 129 East avenue north, Edward Hawkes, a native of Rumford, Essex Co. England, in his 65th year. Funeral notice later.
Edward Hawkes, 129 East avenue north, died at his home this morning after a somewhat long and painful illness. Mr. Hawkes was one of the best known men in Hamilton. For the past seventeen or eighteen years he has worked for the Spectator printing co. as collector, and his cheery smile and welcome word were well-known to thousands in the city. Mr. Hawkes was an Englishman, born in Rumford, Essex county, some 65 years ago. He was an employee of the Bank of England in Manchester, Eng. and came to this country from London nearly 40 years ago. In Hamilton he was employed for some time by the late David McLellan, then becoming assistant librarian at the Mechanics institute, and from there coming to the employ of the Spectator.
The deceased leaves a widow and a family of six children - Fred, with R.R. Hill; Richard, smallwares dealer; Walter, traveller for the Garlock Packing co.; Frank, of Detroit; Mrs. E. McMillan, and Mrs. W.T. Lavery. Arrangements have not yet been completed for the funeral.
LIBKE - In this city, on the 19th inst. Dora Louisa, daughter of Herman and Amelia Libke, aged
3 years and 9 months. Funeral from parent’s residence, 90 Canada street, on Tuesday 14th inst. at 2 o’clock.
MUNRO - On Saturday evening Feb. 11th, at the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. Mullock, Binbrook, Phoebe, widow of the late Rev. A.H. Munro. Montreal, Toronto, and St. Thomas papers please copy.
BRASS - At 123 East avenue north, on Feb. 13, Emily Laing, beloved wife of William Brass. Funeral from above address on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WARBURTON - Mrs. W.N. Warburton attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, Geo. Warburton at Woodstock yesterday.
THOMSON - The funeral of Fred Thomson took place yesterday and was well attended. The services were conducted by Rev. John Young.
O’HEARN (London, Ont.) Feb. 12 - Mrs. Daniel O’Hearn was sitting beside a coal stove yesterday morning when her dress caught on fire, and before the flames could be extinguished she was fatally burned. Her clothing was almost wholly consumed, and she was terribly burned about the face, neck, and arms. Her husband and daughter were near by and smothered the fire with a blanket.
Mrs. O’Hearn was 76 years of age, and for many years a resident of London.
EDWARDS (Guelph, Ont.) Feb. 12 - Mrs. Edwards, mother of Daniel Thompson, carter, was found dead in her rocking chair by her son on Saturday. The deceased was 70 years of age. Her son, on going to the house between 7 and 8 o’clock found it bolted, and had to force an entrance. When he got inside he saw his mother sitting in the rocking chair, in front of the stove, with her head leaning to one side, dead.
LAWRY (Napanee) Feb. 12 - Hamilton P. Lawry, living on the Campden road near here, died on Thursday with much suddenness. He had been ailing, but was around, and on Thursday early aroused his son to light the fires. An hour afterwards he was found dead in his bed. Six children survive. The remains were interred in Napanee on Saturday.
SAMPSON (Chatham, Ont.) Feb. 12 - Mongo Sampson died Saturday, aged 91. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, he came to Canada in 1830 and resided in St. Catharines. In 1835 he came to Kent county, and saw service on the government side during the rebellion of 1837.
LEATHERBERRY (Niagara Falls) Feb. 12 - Mrs. Mary Leatherberry, an nonagenarian, was burned to death in her house yesterday morning, the fire having eaten up from her skirt where a coal had ignited it, and she was so old she did not notice or smell it. The efforts of her brother, aged 80, to save her were futile.
DEVINE (Duntroon, Ont.) Feb. 12 - Yesterday morning Nathan Devine, of this village, while engaged in chopped wood two miles from here was instantly killed by a falling tree. The deceased leaves a widow and three children.
RYAN (Toronto) Feb. 13 - Hugh Ryan, the well-known and wealthy contractor died at his residence, Elm avenue and Bridge road, Toronto,
STOCK - Many relatives and friends of Esther Ann Stock, of East Flamboro, assembled at the family residence Sunday afternoon to pay their last respects. The deceased was well-known in that section of the country, and by her straightforward course through life and had made for herself a host of friends who deeply regret her demise. Rev. Mr. McEachern, of Waterdown conducted the service at the house and grave. After the service at the house, the funeral cortege made its way to the Waterdown cemetery. The high esteem in which she was held was evidenced by the large attendance at the funeral. The pall-bearers were; J.I. Flatt, ex - MLA, Thomas Bain, M.P. Charles Sealey; William McMonies; George Fretwell; and Harris Crooker. Mrs. Stock was only ill six days, pneumonia and heart trouble being the cause of death. The deceased leaves to mourn her death a husband, who is ill with heart trouble; one son Edward, three daughters - Mrs. Baker, of West Flamboro; Mrs. Lyons, of Hamilton; and Mrs. Hills of East Flamboro, who is very low with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Stock settled in East Flamboro 44 years ago.
Tuesday, February 14, 1899
In this city on Monday, Feb. 13th, 1899, at his residence, 129 East avenue north, Edward Hawkes, a native of Rumford, Essex Co. England, in his 63rd year. Funeral notice later.
RAPHAEL - In this city, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 25 MacNab st. south, Marcus, relict of Armanda Raphael, aged 50 years. Funeral Wednesday. Private.
CHURCH - At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. A. McGlashan, 119 East avene south, Hamilton, on the 13th inst. William Gould Church, in his 59th year. Funeral private at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Interment at Fonthill on Thursday, the 16th inst. at 11 o’clock, from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E.J. Swayze, Welland. Welland and St. Catharines papers please copy.
HURRELL - Sergt. Charles F. Hurrell, an Imperial Army pensioner, 60 years of age, was found dead in his bed at Ottawa this morning. He had been in poor circumstances.
RAMSAY (Gananoque, Ont.) Feb 13 - Part of the George Gillies Bolt factory was destroyed and part of the main bolt shop damaged by fire this evening at 6:30. It is impossible to estimate the damage at present, though it will possibly exceed $15,000, the damage to stock, machinery etc. included. W. Ramsay, a machinist employed in the factory entered the shop to secure his tools, and was suffocated by the smoke. Inquiries after him showed he had not been seen since leaving the shop, and one of the firemen, W. Potter, entered in search for him. The smoke was so dense that Potter was driven back. On the stairs he stumbled over the body of Ramsay. Potter carried Ramsay out with difficulty, being nearly suffocated himself. Three doctors worked over Ramsay without success, life being already extinct. His family are heartbroken with grief, he being the only son and eldest child.
WILLIAMSON (Toronto) Feb 14 - Prof. Ellis, the Provincial analyst has completed his examination in the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Williamson, of Melancthon, who died several weeks ago, and who was thought by many to have been poisoned. The result of Prof. Ellis analysis is to show arsenic in the
stomach in sufficient quantity to have caused death. The inquest in the case will therefore be resumed next Monday, and inspector Greer will go to the scene to investigate the matter for the Crown authorities.
It is known that at the time of Mrs. William’s death there was a quantity of paris green in the house and this fact maybe advanced in support of the theory of suicide.
The circumstances attending Mrs. Williamson’s death were peculiar. She was the wife of John Williamson, a farmer at Horning’s Mills, and on the day of her death did her work as usual about the place, going into the house and partaking of her supper as usual at about seven o’clock. An hour or so afterwards she complained of feeling unwell, and became worse as the night passed on, until about two o’clock in the morning, when her husband went for a doctor. When he returned with the physician he found his wife already dead.
The home life of the couple, it is alleged, was unhappy and this fact, together with the curious manner of Mrs. Williamson’s death caused so much comment as to lead to an investigation. The stomach of deceased was sent to Toronto for analysis with the result given above and the inquest was adjourned pending the result of Prof. Ellis examination.
JOHNSTON - Mrs. John Johnston, of Belleville, died yesterday, aged 70. She was a widow and leaves three daughters and one son.
BENETEAU - Charles Beneteau of Canard River, died Sunday morning on his 82nd year. He was a pioneer of Essex county and was widely known.
HOUGHTON - Emery Houghton, an old resident of Port Colborne, died yesterday morning aged 86 years. Deceased was a well-known hotel keeper in St. Catharines where he carried on business for a number of years.
GAUVREAU - The remains of Alfred Gauvreau of Masham, who was instantly killed in one of the Edward limits last Friday by the fall of a tree, were brought to Ottawa yesterday. Deceased was 55 years old and leaves a wife and seven children.
HUGHES - Bernard B. Hughes, of Toronto a member of the late firm of Hughes Bros. is dead from the grippe, which attacked the heart. On Jan. 7, Mr. Hughes was appointed senior clerk in the central office of the high court of justice at Osgoode Hall, but he held that position only two weeks, when his health began to fail.
HAWKES - In this city on Monday, Feb 13, 1899, at his residence, 129 East ave. north, Edward Hawkes, a native of Rumford, Essex Co. England, in his 65th year. Funeral notice later.
MARSHALL (Tapleytown) The funeral of Mrs. Fred Marshall took place at the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon last, the service being conducted by Thomas Addy.
Wednesday, February 15, 1899
EGENER - At his late residence, Opera House hotel, on Wednesday 15th February, 1899, Charles Egener, aged 45 years. Funeral Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock, to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
After nine weeks illness Charles Egener, proprietor of the Grand Opera House hotel, passed away early this morning. The deceased had not been well, for a couple of years, and a little over two months ago, he took a haemorrhage and was confined to bed for some weeks. He, however, made a brave fight for life, and his friends had hopes that he would recover. He was in the bar yesterday for a little while, but last night took another haemorrhage, and suffered intensely until death relieved his sufferings at 4:00 o’clock this morning.
Mrs. Rissman, a sister of the deceased, thinking that her brother could not recover, came here over a month ago, but believing that he would get better returned home yesterday.
The deceased was 43 years of age, and for many years a member of Bismarck lodge, K. of P. The members of this order will have charge of the funeral, which will take place on Friday morning. A widow and two unmarried daughters - Nellie and Gertrude - are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father.
Mr. Egener had a large circle of old friends. Years ago he took a great interest in the first sangerbund held here. He also took part in a number of theatrical entertainments.
HAWKES - In this city, on Monday, Feb 13th, 1899, at his residence, 129 East ave. north, Edward Hawkes, a native of Rumford, Essex Co. England, in his 65th year. Funeral from his late residence, Sunday at 2:45 p.m. to St. Thomas church, Main st. east. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GLEYSON - At St. Joseph’s hospital on Feb. 14th, Mrs. Mary Gleyson, widow of the late James Gleyson, aged 55 years. Funeral from the residence of Patrick O’Neil, 295 Park st. north, Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
CHURCH - At the residence of his daughter Mrs. A. McGlashan, 119 East avenue south, Hamilton, on the 13th inst. William Gould Church, in his 89th year. Funeral private at 2:30 Wednesday morning. Interment at Fonthill on Thursday the 16th inst. at 11:00 o’clock, from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E.J. Swayze, Welland. Welland and St. Catharines papers please copy.
William G. Church, 89 years of age, and a native of Norwalk, Conn. died Monday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. McGlashan, East avenue south. He left a widow and three daughters.
PHILP - Dr. W. Philp, of this city, received word yesterday of the death of his uncle, Rev. B.C. Philp, a superannuated Methodist minister, who resided at Prince Albert. He was in his eighty-
PENTECOST - R. Pentecost, who left Hamilton twenty months ago for the Klondike, died recently of mountain fever while on his way home. He left a widow, who resides with her father James O’Connor, Inchbury street.
SMYTHE - Holland A. White, of this city, left this morning for Kingston to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Smythe, eldest daughter of the late Judge Jones, of Brockville, and niece of the late Sir Daniel Jones of the same place.
ELLIOTT - A centenarian has passed away in Forest, Ont. in the person of Mrs. Catharine Elliott. She was 100 years, 1 month, and 20 days old, at the time of her death.
ALLISON - David Colter Allison, an old and respected resident of Napanee, dropped dead from his chair on Monday evening. He was 78 years old.
FOLK - John Folk, landlord of the Arlington hotel, Tavistock, is dead. Mr. Folk was a German, a capable linguist, a well educated man, and respected by all who knew him.
Thursday, February 16, 1899
WILLSON - At his late residence, Winona, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15th, Henry R. Willson, in his 76th year. Funeral on Friday, 17th, inst. at 1 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
H.R. Willson, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the County of Wentworth, died yesterday. Mr. Willson was one of the most successful farmers and fruit growers in the county. He was a thoroughly loyal Methodist, and a staunch Conservative.
BURKHOLDER - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R.B. Walker, Stratford, Ont. on Feb. 14th, 1899, Hannah Burkholder, in her 69th year, widow of the late Isaac Burkholder, of Winona.
Funeral from the Old Fifty church, Friday, Feb. 17th, at one o’clock p.m.
MONROE - Charles Monroe, for many years engineer in Kingston Penitentiary is dead.
FUNNEL - David Funnel, aged 78 years, for many years a resident of Kingston died yesterday.
WESCOTT - An old lady, registered as Margaret Wescott, Port Burwell, was found dead in her room at the Vendome hotel, Sarnia, with the gas turned on.
NUGENT (Copetown) - Thomas Nugent died in his 85th year on Monday, Feb. 13, after a short illness. He had been a resident of this village, for 42 years, and came from the county of Tyrone, Ireland, 52 years ago, spending ten years in the Province of Quebec. He leaves a widow and three children - John, a bachelor, who lives at home; Mrs. John Johnson, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Abram Horning, of Saginaw, Mich. Mr. Nugent was an honest industrious man, who leaves a homestead in the village. He was a Conservative in politics, and died as he had lived, at peace with all mankind; and was laid at rest in the R.C. cemetery, Dundas, on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
BEVAN (Toronto) Feb 16 - Stephen Bevan, 58 years, expired suddenly last night while walking on East Adelaide street.
Bevan lived in the Union block, and after getting through his work at 6 o’clock, went to his rooms. An hour later he went out on some business, going by way of the side entrance on Adelaide street. On returning a few minutes later, he suddenly fell in a doorway near his home, where he was found lying half an hour afterwards by his son. The ambulance was summoned and the unconscious man was taken to the Emergency hospital.
On the arrival at the hospital of the ambulance it was found that Bevan was dead, having passed away while en route.
PETTIT (Grimsby) - On Wednesday, at 11 o’clock, a very old and respected citizen, in the person of Isaac Pettit was called away. He had been very feeble for some time, but a few moments previous to
his death he said he felt very tired and laid down. Shortly afterwards he passed into the unknown world.
FRASER (Glanford) - The funeral of Mrs. Hial Fraser will take place from the residence of Chas. Terryberry on Wednesday afternoon to the old White church burying ground.
Friday, February 17, 1899
WEDGE - In this city, on Thursday, February 16th, at 208 Emerald st. north, Joseph Stanley, second son of Joseph and Florence Wedge, aged 1 year and 7 months. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Saturday the 18th on Friday.
DAILY - In this city, on Thursday, Feb. 16th, 1899, Elizabeth Daily, beloved wife of Wm. Daily, aged 57 years. Funeral from her late residence, 506 James st. north, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. No flowers.
HAWKES - In this city, on Monday Feb. 13th, 1899, at his residence, 129 East avenue north, Edward Hawkes, a native of Rumford, Essex Co. England, in his 65th year. Funeral from his late residence, Sunday at 2:45 p.m. to St. Thomas church, Main st. east. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
EGENER - A large number of sorrowing friends followed the remains for Charles Egener, proprietor of the Grand Opera House hotel, to his last resting place this morning. The funeral took place from the hotel at 8:30, the body being taken to St. Mary’s Cathedral where Requiem High Mass, was said by Rev. Father Mahoney, after which the interment took place in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. The deceased was a member of Bismarck lodge, Knights of Pythias, and his fellow Knights attended the funeral in a body. The pallbearers were all members of the lodge.
Being A.R. White, H. Morris, George Nicholson, Charles Schwenger, T. Bains, and Charles Ashby.
CULHAM (Sheffield) - On Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock, Mrs. Thomas Culham passed away. The deceased was 84 years of age, and was highly respected.
William Bennett, son and daughter, of Harley and Mrs. Hilburn of Washington, were here last week attending the funeral of the late Mrs. Thomas Culham.
WESTON (Windsor) Feb. 16 - Despondent on account of continued ill-health and the knowledge and inability to obtain employment would greatly retard, if now altogether destroy, his chances of marriage with the woman of his choice, Joseph E. Weston, of Sarnia, aged 26, deliberately fired two bullets through his heart at 3 o’clock this afternoon, and to make the act more sensational, committed the deed before the horrified eyes of Miss Etta Wright, his fiancee, and her mother, at their home on Chatham street, this city.
For three years young Weston had been a friend of the family of Mrs. Judson Wright, a well-known and respected resident of Windsor. He became engaged to the young lady about eighteen months ago. He had been a great sufferer from locomotor ataxia, and had been unable to retain situations any length of time. He had been boarding in Detroit for the past few months and during this time talked very despondently. Recently he attempted to press his engagement with Miss Wright, but the later was unwilling to be married.
This afternoon Weston called at the Wright home and entered the parlour without knocking. When Mrs. Wright and her daughter came together to see who their visitor was they found him seated on a sofa facing the door. As they entered he exclaimed “I have come here to have you witness this act”, and pulling a revolver from his overcoat pocket, deliberately unbuttoned his vest and placing the muzzle over his heart, fired. The first shot did not kill, he fired a second immediately afterwards which pierced the heart.
The women fled screaming from the room. The police and coroner were at once notified, but the latter not deeming an inquest necessary, the body was removed to O’Dell’s undertaking establishment where it now lies waiting instructions from Wilkinson Weston, of Sarnia, the suicide’s father.
Miss Wright is a handsome brunette of 22, and is known as one of the belles of the county.
WRIGHT - James Wright, of the hardware firm of James Wright & co. London, Ont. died last evening, after an illness of seven months.
Saturday, February 18, 1899
WILSON - In the city, on Feb 17th, Marguerita, only daughter of Thomas and Maggie Wilson, aged 8 months. Funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. Blowes, grandmother of deceased, 260 Bay st. north, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DAILY - In this city on Thursday, Feb. 16th, 1899, Elizabeth Daily, beloved wife of William Daily, aged 57 years. Funeral from her late residence 508 James st. north, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. No flowers..
HAWKES - In this city, on Monday, Feb. 13th, 1899, at his residence, 129 East avenue north, Edward Hawkes, a native of Rumford, Essex Co. England, in his 65th year. Funeral from his late residence Sunday at 2:45 p.m. to St. Thomas, church, Main st. east. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WALKER - At Eastfield, Pwllhall, North Wales, February 5th, Catharine Walker, aged 82, relict of the late Charles Walker, who died on January 23, aged 87.
HEWITT - In this city on Saturday, 18th Feb 1899, Alfred E. Hewitt, aged 39 years. Funeral from his late residence No. 171 Young street, Tuesday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Alfred E. Hewitt, the well-known manager of the Frank E. Walker co. died in the city hospital at 10:00 o’clock this morning. Mr. Hewitt was taken to the hospital nine days ago, to be operated on for an internal complaint. After the operation had been performed he seemed to be getting along nicely for a few days, but took a relapse and grew weaker day by day. Yesterday noon he sank into unconsciousness,, and death ended his sufferings this morning.
The deceased was 39 years of age, and for the past ten years had been an employee of the Frank E. Walker company. He was very popular in business circles and his death will be deeply regretted by a large number of friends. He left a widow and two sons - Walter, of Detroit, and George of this city - to mourn his loss. He was a member of Gore lodge, A.O.U.W. and also of the C.O.F. and those societies will have charge of the funeral, which will take place from his late residence, 171 Young street on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
WILLSON, BURKHOLDER - Yesterday afternoon a unique funeral service was held at the Old
Fifty church, Winona, when Henry Willson, one of the oldest and influential residents and Mrs. Isaac Burkholder were buried.
Old neighbours and friends for over seventy years, they passed away within a few minutes of each other on Wednesday morning. The two caskets were placed in front of the altar rail. Rev. Mr. Davey, the minister of the circuit, preached the funeral sermon, and Rev. Ray Smith, Mooney, foreman and W.F. Wilson, assisted in the solemn and impressive services. The church was crowded. Many friends and relatives were assembled from Hamilton, and adjoining country.
Mrs. Burkholder was the mother of Mrs. A.B. Martin of this city.
COTTON (London News) - Mrs. Isabella Cotton, aged 70 years, died at her son’s residence yesterday, 673 Colborne street. The remains will be sent to Hamilton today for interment.
WILLIAMS - Town clerk Williams, of Uxbridge, is dead.
BURNS - John Burns, of the firm of Dudley & Burns, Toronto, died last night. He was stricken down with paralysis while conducting family devotions on Wednesday evening.
HARRISON - John Harrison, the Grand Truck brakeman, who had his legs terribly crushed by a train at Newcastle on Thursday at noon died from the effects of his injuries in St. Michael’s hospital, yesterday morning.
Monday, February 20, 1899
MORRISON - In this city, on Monday, Feb 20, 1899, George C. Morrison. Funeral from his late residence, No. 231 Park st. north, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
George C. Morrison, the well-known engine and boiler maker, passed away this morning after an illness of three weeks. About three weeks ago Mr. Morrison was attacked with grippe and on account of his advanced age - he being over 60 years of age - the disease mastered him. For about thirty years deceased has conducted an engine and boiler business in Hamilton, being very successful in his calling. He came to this country from Scotland, when a young man and grew up with the city. He leaves a widow, five daughters, and one son to mourn his death. The daughters include, Mrs. Patterson, of Toledo, and Mrs. Bowstead, widow, who lives at the family residence, and three unmarried daughters at home. The son is George C. of Toledo. The deceased was a well-known member of Knox church. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, 231 Park st. north.
HILL - At her husband’s residence, East Flamboro, on Monday, Feb 20, 1899, Susan, beloved wife of Henry W. Hill, youngest daughter of John Stock, Sr. aged 34 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Feb. 22nd. Interment at Waterdown cemetery.
KALBFLEISCH (Berlin, Ont.) Feb 19 - A catastrophe occurred at Waterloo yesterday afternoon, where by the father and head a family was killed and a fellow workman, and unmarried man, escaped a similar fate by the narrowest possible margin. The accident took place about 2:30 o’clock in the upper story of the Malt-House in connection with Huether’s brewery. There was stored in the building at the time about 10,000 bushels of malt, not as large an amount as on previous occasions
and Daniel Kalbfleisch and William Hoffman, along with other employees, were at work in the room on the top floor shovelling the malt. All the other men happened to step away for a minute, when suddenly that part of the floor under Kalbfleisch and Hoffman collapsed without a moment’s warning, beams and joists breaking, and letting loose an avalanche of malt of about 3,000 bushels, which poured through the opening which carried with it the two workman who were rendered powerless. The force of the falling weight carried away a portion of the second floor, the entire debris dropping about 20 feet. Hoffman was buried out of sight, with the exception of a hand, and struggled bravely and successfully from a horrible death, though he sustained severe bruises in the fall.
There was no trace of the elder man, Kalbfleisch and those of the men who had escaped began searching for him at once. About 20 minutes from the time of the crash his lifeless body was recovered under about seven feet of malt.
Kalbfleisch was about 50 years old, and leaves a widow and five children.
HAWKES - There was a large attendance at the funeral of Edward Hawkes yesterday afternoon. The members of Gore lodge, A.O.U.W. turned out in a body. The pallbearers were: James Dixon, T. Paradine, H. Barker, George Maxted, George Croal, and John B. Gay.
From the deceased’s residence the remains were taken to the Church of St. Thomas where a service was conducted by Rev. C.J. James, M.A.
Tuesday, February 21, 1899
MORRISON - In this city, on Monday Feb. 20, 1899, George C. Morrison. Funeral from his late residence, No. 231 Park st. north, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HILL - At her husband’s residence East Flamboro, on Monday, Feb. 20, 1899, Susan, beloved wife of Henry W. Hill, youngest daughter of John stock Sr. aged 34 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Feb. 22nd. Interment at Waterdown cemetery.
MULLIN - After being ill for some time, Dr. Mullin died at 2 o’clock this afternoon at his residence, James st. north. His condition had been serious for some days, and the end was hourly expected. The deceased suffered from an internal trouble.
John Alexander Mullin was born on June 10, 1835, in the city of New York. He was the second born of a family of nine children. Three of these died in early life and one brother and four sisters lived to deplore their brother’s death. In 1837 his parents with their little family, left city of New York for Upper Canada, and settled in South Dumfries in the county of Brant. There a homestead was wrested from the forest, and there at a full age, respected by their neighbours, both father and mother died.
The doctor was a member of the Order of Free Masons, having joined Temple lodge many years ago. His name was not often coupled with Masonic proceedings, but his heart was with his brother and he was true to his obligations of brotherly love. His death leaves a widow, four sons, and one daughter with hearts bowed down with sorrow over their great loss.
COOKE - The death is announced of a well-known citizen of Uxbridge, in the person of Henry Hamilton Cooke.
WRIGHT - Michael Wright, the oldest man in Belleville, died on Sunday, aged 93 years. He was an Irishman and had lived in Belleville for 60 years.
MUNROE - The oldest resident of Oxford county, has passed away in Woodstock in the person of Mrs. Margaret Munroe. She was 103 years, and two months old. She was 23 years old when Queen Victoria was born, and 41 when her Majesty ascended the throne.
Wednesday, February 22, 1899
MULLIN - At 176 James st. north, on the 21st instant, John Alexander Mullin M.D. in his 84th year. Funeral on Friday, the 24th instant at 3 p.m.
GEISS - In this city, at her husband’s residence, 16 Elgin street, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, Anna Maria, beloved wife of Henry Geiss, in the 73rd year of her age, a native of Unterellen, Saxe-Weimar, Germany. Funeral on Saturday, February 25, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Death claimed another of Hamilton’s old and respected citizens, early this morning, when Mrs. Anna Maria Geiss, wife of Henry Geiss passed away at the family residence, 16 Elgin street. The deceased was a native of Unterellen, Saxe-Weimar, Germany, and came to this country about 24 years ago. She was a member of St. Paul’s German Lutheran church, and was up to the time of her illness an active member of the Ladies Aid society. The cause of death was Bright’s disease.
A husband, four grown-sons, and one married daughter are left to mourn her loss. They are: William, Ernest, Fred, (Harvey, Ill.) and Chris of the Spectator news room, and Mrs. John Brick, wife of the city license inspector. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon.
HALLIDAY - At Toronto, Ann, beloved wife of the late John Halliday, aged 87 years. Funeral Thursday morning at 8:15, on the arrival of the C.P.R. train. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BURKHOLDER - At Stony Creek, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1899,Christina beloved wife of John Burkholder, aged 67 years. Funeral Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock, from her late residence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Burkholder, an old resident of Saltfleet, died yesterday, having been ill with the grippe for two weeks. With her husband she had lived in Saltfleet for twenty years, and was highly esteemed. Her husband, two sons, John C. and William, and two daughters, Minnie, and Mrs. Oscar Drover, survive her.
YOUNG (Conboyville, Ont.) Quite a number from here were in attendance at the funeral of Thomas Young, of Middleport on Sunday last. Rev. Mr. Asbury conducted the service. The remains were interred in the Church of England burying ground.
SHIRTON (Attercliffe) - Dr. George Shirton, a young physician of much promise and sterling qualities born and raised here, died at Dunnville Saturday.
McGUIRE - F. McGuire, of Toronto who for upwards for twenty years conducted the restaurant in the Old Great Western station died yesterday.
KINNEAR - Patrick Kinnear, one of the best known cattlemen in Toronto and a familiar figure on the cattle market, died yesterday after a brief illness.
HEWITT - A large number of the friends of Alfred Hewitt paid a last tribute to his memory by attending the funeral yesterday afternoon. Many furniture dealers and travellers with whom the deceased had been doing business for a number of years came from a distance to attend the funeral. The service at the house and grave as conducted by Rev. C.J. James, pastor of St. Thomas church. The pall-bearers were; S. Ballantyne, (Stratford), W.W. Robinson, James Dixon, F.C. Mills, W. Baker, and John Twiss (Woodburn). The deceased was a member of Gore lodge A.O.U.W. and also of the C.O.F. and these societies were well represented.
MORRISON - The high esteem in which the late George C. Morrison was held was shown by the large attendance at his funeral this afternoon. Service was held at the family residence, 23 Park st. north, at 2:30, after which the remains were conveyed to the cemetery, where they were laid in their last resting place. Rev. Dr. Fraser conducted the service at the house and at the grave. The employees of the deceased attended the funeral in the body. The pall-bearers were; Adam Austin, (Toronto). Alexander McCallum, H. Torrance, R. McWilliams, H. Fairgrieve, and Wm. Bowstead.
Thursday, February 23, 1899
MORRISON - On Wednesday, the 22nd, at the residence of her son-in-law, Wm. Kerns, Burlington, Mary McCarthy, relict of the late Charles Morrison, aged 80. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m.
MULLIN - At 276 James st. north, on the 22 instant, John Alexander Mullin, M.D. in his 64th year. Funeral on Friday, the 24th instant, at 2 p.m.
GEISS - In this city, at her husband’s residence, 16 Elgin street, on Wednesday, Feb 22, Anna Maria, beloved wife of Henry Geiss, in the 73rd year of her age, a native of Unterelien, Saxe-Weimar, Germany. Funeral on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
CLARK - At Staten Island, N.Y. Feb. 22, 1899, John Wesley Clark, youngest son of the late Hutchinson Clark, of this city, of pleurisy, in the 54th year of his age. Funeral private, from 91 Victoria avenue south.
DALY - In this city, on the 23rd February, 1899, Alexander J. Daly, in his 20th year. Funeral from his father’s residence, 32 Shaw street, on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
FALLS - In Simcoe, on Wednesday, February 22nd, Owen H. Falls, in his 85th year. Funeral Friday at 3 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 1899
GILES - In this city, on February 23rd, at 42 Locomotive street, William John, only child of Albert and Ada Giles, and grandson of William Jenkins, aged 10 months, and 11 days. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MORRISON - On Wednesday, the 22nd, at the residence of her son-in-law, Wm. Kerns, Burlington, Mary McCarthy, relict of the late Charles Morrison, aged 89. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m.
GEISS - In this city, at her husband’s residence, 16 Elgin street, on Wednesday, Feb 22, Anna Maria, beloved wife of Henry Geist, in the 72nd year of her age, a native of Unterelieu Saxe-Weimar, Germany. Funeral on Saturday Feb 25, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DALY - In this city, on the 23rd, February, 1899, Alexander J. Daly, in his 20th year. Funeral from his father’s residence, 30 Shaw street, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BYERS (Toronto, Ont.) Feb. 24 - Ella Byers, a woman of 30, was run down and killed by the Grand Trunk Northern Express this morning about ten o’clock. The engineer saw the woman standing on the track and blew his whistle to warn her but she remained on the track and was run down, being fearfully mangled, and dying a few minutes after being picked up. The case evidently was one of deliberate suicide. In the pocket of the dead woman was found a note addressed “257 King street west”, and containing the expression “forgive me Dad”. At the address named lives William H. Harper, grocer, and brother-in-law of the deceased. The woman’s father died years ago, and the note presumably is intended for the brother-in-law who, however, refuses to speak. Miss Byers lived with her mother at 261 King st. west, where the latter keeps a boarding house. Despondency caused by ill health is the alleged motive of the suicide.
CLARK - The body of the late John Wesley Clark, whose death was reported from New York yesterday, will be brought to this city - his old home - for burial. The funeral, which will be of a private nature, will take place from the residence of Mrs. Clark, Victoria avenue south, probably tomorrow.
KERRIGAN (Toronto) Feb 24 - Percy Kerrigan, a boy of eight, was run down by a wagon at the corner of Queen and Carlaw avenue at noon today while on his way home from school, and was killed instantly.
DROUILLARD (Windsor) Feb 23 - Over four months ago the two-year-old son of Mr. Drouillard drank a cup of concentrated lye, which was left on the kitchen table. The child suffered excruciating agony, but did not die. Since that several operations have been performed in the endeavour to safe the child’s life, but all proved unavailing and the little one passed away after 120 days of great suffering.
TRIMMER (Hagersville) - Mrs. Daniel Trimmer, one of the oldest residents in town, died on Monday, aged 85 years. Funeral on Wednesday to the Hagersville cemetery.
ROBBOTOY (Hagersville) - W.R. Phillips, of Chicago, passed through town last week on his way to Selkirk to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Robbotoy.
LONG - Mrs. Mary Long, who had been residing with her son, William, at 78 Burlington st. west, for the past year, died early yesterday morning. Mrs. Long had been suffering for nearly two years from cancer in the mouth. Her suffering increased daily until she could bear it no longer and at two
o’clock she passed away. Mrs. Long was born in Ireland in 1806, and came to Canada when a girl of ten, her parents settling near Port Credit, and afterwards they resided in Springfield, Oakville, Pine Grove, and Burlington. She leaves four sons, John A. of Port Credit; Nelson, of Oakville; Nathaniel, and William of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. J.M. O’Neil, of Grange Cottage, Spring-Field on Credit. The funeral will take place tomorrow from 78 Burlington st. west, to Greenwood cemetery, Burlington.
MULLIN - The funeral of the late Dr. Mullin took place this afternoon from the family residence James st. north, at 2 o’clock. There was a large attendance of friends of the deceased and the numerous floral tributes showed the esteem in which he was held both by the medical profession in this and other cities and by Hamilton citizens generally. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Lyle, and Rev. Neil McPherson. The pall-bearers were the four sons of deceased - J.H., W.A., S.A. and R.H. - and Hon. J.M. Gibson, Dr. Malloch, and Dr. Macdonald, and H.B. Whitton Sr. A large number of Toronto medical men attended the funeral, coming to the city in a special car over the C.P.R.
Saturday, February 25, 1899
MANEWELL - On the 24th inst. at 158 Ferrie st. east, Susannah, beloved wife of Thomas Manewell, late of Mainstone, Kent, England, aged 54 years and 1 day - a faithful wife and loving mother. Funeral from St. Luke’s church on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ROBINSON - In this city, on Feb 25th, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Joseph Bonner, 293 Locke st. south, Elizabeth Fulier, wife of Peter Robinson, aged 25 years. Funeral Monday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
DALY - In this city, on the 23rd February, 1899, Alexander J. Daly in his 20th year. Funeral took place from his father’s residence, 32 Shaw street, this (Saturday) afternoon.
The funeral of Alexander Daly took place from the residence of his father 32 Shaw street, this afternoon. Rev. Mongo Fraser conducted the services.
SHEEHAN (Peterboro, Ont.) Feb 25 - A shocking accident occurred at 9 o’clock this morning. Mrs. Margaret Sheehan, widow of Cornelius Sheehan, a lady well-known in town being struck and run over with a Lakefield train. The accident was witnessed by a number of people. The old lady attempted to cross in front of the train, which was approaching the station slowly from the north. She was somewhat deaf and it is supposed that she did not see or hear the train. The front wheels of the engine passed over her body, crushing her into pulp. Mrs. Sheehan came from Douro township, and had a grown up family.
CONGDON - Louis A. Congdon, of the firm of Congdon & Marshall hardware merchants, of Dunnville, died this morning.
GEISS - The funeral of Mrs. Henry Geiss took place at 3:30 this afternoon from the family residence, Elgin street. A large number of mourners followed the cortege to the grave. The service at the house and cemetery was conducted by Rev. Emil Hauffmann, pastor of the German Lutheran church. The pall-bearers were: C. Felker, George Bartmann, William Bartmann,C. Faustmann, John Hannau, and A. Winckler.
AMMERMAN (Troy) - Mrs. Andrew Ammerman died on Wednesday from an attack of the grippe. The household is a most distressed one, as she leaves behind her a husband blind and very weak mentally. The deceased lady was a most amiable and kindly disposition, and is deeply mourned by a wide circle of friends.
McFEE (Kingston, Ont.) Feb 24 - Francis Moreland, a farmer residing at the head of Simcoe Island was in the city this afternoon reporting the finding of the dead body of Hugh McFee, a young man 33 years of age. McFee, an unmarried man, left his mother’s home to come to the city six weeks ago on Saturday last. That was the last seen of him until his dead body was found this morning on the beach at the head of Simcoe island. It is presumed he had been dissipating and had been overcome by the cold before he could reach shelter.
TAGGART (Bobcaygeon) Feb 24 - An old man named Fred Taggart lived along in a shanty on lot 1, concession 1, of Summerville. He had lately been ill, and the neighbours had provided him with food. They were startled on getting up a couple of mornings ago to find the smoldering embers of the Taggart shanty. It was at first though that the old man had gone away on a visit, but an investigation, the people were horrified to fine the ghastly remains of Taggart in the cellar.
There were the ribs, shoulder bones and skull. These bones were gathered up for burial next to his wife at Burnt River cemetery. It is supposed that he had broken his oil lamp in handling it.
Monday, February 27, 1899
MANEWELL - On the 24th inst. at 158 Ferrie street east, Susannah, beloved wife of Thomas Manewell, late of Mainstone, Kent England, aged 34 years and 1 day - a faithful wife and loving mother. Funeral from St. Luke’s church on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CLARK - At her late residence, No. 326 James st. north, on Saturday, 25th February, 1899, Charlotte, wife of Thomas Clark, aged 75 years. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
On Saturday evening when Mrs. Clark, wife of Thomas Clark, butcher, 326 James st. north, was walking along James street, she was taken ill and had to be assisted home. It was not thought that her illness was serious, and it was only a fainting spell, but she died shortly afterwards.
The deceased was about 75 years of age.
BURNS - At his late residence, Wyandotte, Mich. on Saturday, 25th, February, 1899, Robert Burns, late of the Grand Trunk railway of this city. Funeral from the residence of Frank Edgar, No. 175 ½ McNab st. south, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
EWING - In this city, on Feb 27th, at her late residence 96 Ashley street, Margaret Ann, wife of A.M. Ewing, baker, and daughter of David Ewing. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HOLTHAM - In this city, on Feb 25th, William F. third and dearly beloved son of George and Mary Holtham, aged 15 years, 8 months, and 5 days. Funeral Tuesday. Service at St. Luke’s church at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WYTHE - In this city, on Feb 25, at his late residence, 415 York st. Eleazar Wythe in his 79th year. Funeral was private and took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
BOLTON - On Waterdown road, on Feb 26th, John step-son of William Bolton, aged 16 years. Funeral on Wednesday March 1st at 2 o’clock from above address to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BARR - In the City Hospital on the 25th inst. Elizabeth Barr, formerly of 210 Jackson st. east. Funeral Tuesday 28th inst. at 3:30 p.m. from Southwest corner King and Catharine streets.
Late Saturday evening death relieved the suffering of Miss Elizabeth Barr, the elderly lady who was found in a very weak condition in her home, 210 Jackson st. east by the police about a week ago. The cause of death was pneumonia. The remains were taken to Green’s undertaking establishment and will be buried from there tomorrow afternoon. While Miss Barr was not rich, she was not in want. She owned the house she lived in and had some money. About five years ago she gave $800 to the Simcoe street church, the conditions of the gift being that she would draw a 5% interest on the money so long as she lived. She has no relatives living here but it supposed to have friends living near Goderich.
WARD - At 51 Main st. east, on 26th inst. Benjamin R. Ward, formerly of Toronto, in his 75th year. Funeral took place this afternoon.
CHISHOLM - At Oakville, Ont. on Feb. 27th, Robert Kerr Chisholm, in his 80th year. Funeral Tuesday Feb. 28th, at 3 o’clock.
ALWAY - Martha Alway, eldest daughter of Dr. Alway, of Grimsby died yesterday. She was 26 years of age.
McGOWAN - Anthony McGowan, of Hazleton, died Saturday evening, after a short illness. He was over 80 years of age, and highly respected. He was father-in-law of William Kay, of the Hamilton Gas company. The interment took place at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
SILVERSTEIN (Toronto) Feb. 27 - Little Hymen Silverstein, a newsboy, while walking on the ice in bay yesterday evening, fell through and was drowned before assistance could be got. As the ice is now beginning to get dangerous, and large holes are almost everywhere, it was impossible to get near the drowning lad without great risk, and the body was not found until three hours afterwards.
ROWLAND - William Rowland, a Port Hope man, 50 years old, committed suicide by taking laudanum.
MACLEOD - D. Macleod, grocer, Bank street, Ottawa, died Saturday evening from the grippe. He was about 55 years of age.
FALLS - On Friday last the remains of Owen H. Falls, one of the pioneers of Norfolk County were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, Simcoe.
JONES - Thomas Jones, for years a very extensive dealer and shipper of cattle, died at his home in Mitchell, Ont. on Saturday evening, at the age of 43 years, after a lingering illness of six months, from heart disease.
McLENNAN - Murdock McLennan, a pioneer of Kincardine township, died at his home on Saturday. He was born in Sutherlandshire, Scotland, in the year 1823. He was an elder of the Presbyterian church, and highly esteemed.
CONGDON - L.A. Congdon, senior member of the hardware firm of Congdon, & Marshall, Dunnville, Ont. died Saturday morning from pneumonia. Deceased was a grand registrar of the grand lodge of Canada, A.F. and A.M. and was also a past officer of the grand R.A. chapter. Mr. Congdon was 89 years old.
PYOTT (Abingdon) - Aaron Pyott, one of the early residents of Caistor, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19. The deceased was nearly 75 years of age, being born in Suffolk England in 1825. When but a comparatively young man he came to Canada in 1838, and endured many of the hardships and privations of pioneer life. In 1851 he married Miss Sarah Clough, who became the most affectionate partner in life. The widow and a family of four boys and one girl survive him. Although he had a remarkably vigorous constitution for a man of his years, yet his system was unable to withstand the ravages of disease. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church for 40 years, being one of the oldest members and was rarely absent from the house of worship. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Bracken.
HOLTHAM - Willie Holtham, a fifteen-year-old-boy lies dead at his parent’s residence, 141 Wood street east, the result of a collision between two ice boats on the bay early Saturday evening. David Wark Jr. 157 Emerald street north; Martin Gillam, 87 Wood street east, and Samuel Thorpe, 123 Ferrie street east, are confined at their homes, all being more or less seriously injured in the same accident.
From the story of George Moore, 191 Ferrie street east, the owner of the boat on which the unfortunate lad Holtham, was sailing, it appears that the two boys left their homes about a quarter to six Saturday evening to go for a sail. The occupants of the little boat noticed another craft following the Home Rule and young Holtham, who was steering, changed the course of his boat to avert a collision. The occupants of the larger boat evidently did not notice the smaller one for they also changed their course and headed for shore. Gillam and Thorpe shouted to look out, but it was too late, and the two boats came together with an awful crash. All the occupants of the small boat were thrown out with the exception of young Moore, who was at the bottom of the boat handling the sail.
Samuel Thorpe said “it all happened so quickly that I don’t know much about it”, when asked how the accident occurred.
Dr. Mackelean notified Coroner Philp of the circumstances which he thought warranted the holding of an inquest. The coroner, however, after consulting with the crown attorney, decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
BURNS - Robt. T. Burns, years ago an employee of the Great Western railway and an elder of Knox church, died at Wyandotte, Mich.on Saturday in his 64th year. The deceased, during his earlier years in Wyandotte, was cashier for the Eureka Iron and Steel co. and after ten years service became bookkeeper for the Michigan Alkali company. He leaves a widow and four sons.
The funeral will take place in Hamilton cemetery tomorrow afternoon, the remains being sent from Wyandotte today.
WYTHE - Another of Hamilton’s earliest settlers passed away on Saturday night, in the person of Eleazar Wythe, 431 York street. The deceased was born in Hampshire, England, 79 years ago, and moved to Hamilton in 1836. A year after coming to this country he took part in the Mackenzie Rebellion, being connected with the regiment under the command of Sir Alan MacNab. At that time there were few houses or places of business here, and the old man used to delight in telling stories of early settler life. The western part of the city was a dense forest and what is now York street was then but a path through the woods. The deceased was a carpenter by trade, and about 50 years ago erected the house in which he lived and died. During his 63 years residence in this city, he lived in the same block, and for 50 years had lived in the same house.
He was a staunch Baptist, and one of the mainstays of the old Park street Baptist church. He was connected with the James street Baptist church at the time of his death. The deceased had been ailing for some time, but was only confined to his bed for about a week. A son, William Wythe, King street west, and two unmarried daughters, Ellen and Emily, are left to mourn his loss. The funeral, which was private took place this afternoon.
Tuesday, February 28, 1899
EWING - In this city, on Feb. 27th, at her late residence, 93 Ashley street, Margaret Ann, wife of A.M. Ewing, baker, and daughter of David Ewing. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BOLTON - On Waterdown road, on Feb. 26th, John, step-son of William Bolton, aged 16 years. Funeral on Wednesday March 1st, at 2 o’clock, from above address to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
YEO - At Glanford, on Feb. 27th, Mrs. John Yeo, widow of the late John Yeo, aged 83. Funeral Friday at 2 o’clock from Spring Bank Farm, Glanford, to the Stone church, Barton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. John Yeo, one of Barton’s oldest residents died last night, having been ill with the grippe for about five weeks. The deceased was born in Devonshire England 83 years ago. Her husband proceeded her to this country. He returned to Devonshire after the rebellion in 1837, and was married. Mr. and Mrs. Yeo returned to Canada and have since lived here. Mr. Yeo was employed by the old firm of Buchanan & Harris for 22 years, after which he took up a farm in Barton, where remained until his death nine years ago.
Mrs. Yeo was an estimable lady. She leaves three daughters - Mrs. J.H. Conklin, of Winnipeg; Mrs. D. Young, and Mrs. Storrar, of Barton, and two son, John B. and Thomas Yeo.
MARSHALL - At Saltfleet, on Feb. 26th, Charles, husband of Lydia Marshall, aged 80 years. Funeral from her late residence at 1 o’clock Thursday, March 2, to Tapleytown burying grounds. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SMYTH (Simcoe, Ont.) Feb. 28 - The adjourned inquest into the death of George Smyth, of Vittoria, was held at that place yesterday. The report of the public analysis showed that there was no
trace of poison. The widow of the deceased was examined. After this examination was through with the coroner read over all the evidence and charged the jury. The case was left in the juries hands at 9 p.m. At 1 a.m. the jury brought in a verdict stating that Smyth had died from natural causes, but censuring the widow and nurse for not allowing the brothers and sisters of the deceased to visit him during the last two weeks of his illness.
KEYES - Mrs. Thomas Keyes, mother of Mrs. H. White, of this city, died in Kingston on Sunday.
SMITH - John Smith, first mayor of Guelph, is dead.
FLYNN - An infant child of Mrs. Flynn, of Flesherton, was fatally burned during its mother’s absence from home.
CURRIE - Thomas Currie, of Black’s Corners, in the township of Amaranth, Ont. died on Sunday, after a short illness with grippe, and his wife also died yesterday.
UNDERWOOD - Mary Underwood, a sixteen-year-old-girl, died under chloroform at the Sick Children’s hospital in Toronto yesterday. The girl was having her hip bone scraped at the time.
CAMPBELL - A distinguished Conservative and Nova Scotian died in Galt on Sunday evening, in the person of Alexander Campbell, ex-M.L.A. of Nova Scotia, in his 89th year, after a few weeks illness from the grippe.
HARVEY - While John Harvey, a well-to-do farmer residing two miles north of Brighton, Ont. was doing business there yesterday, he was suddenly taken sick while in his buggy. He was taken into Mr. Bibby’s dry goods store, where he expired in a few minutes.
KINGSWOOD (St. Thomas, Ont.) Feb. 27 - Abraham Kingswood was instantly killed at 5:30 this afternoon while passing through the M.C.R. yards on his way home. He quit work in the car department, and in attempting to cross the track in front of the cars that were being shunted he was struck by a box car, whirled around a couple of times, and knocked under the wheels. The car passed over his chest, mangling his body in a horrible manner. Deceased had lived here 27 years, and was about 55 years old. He leaves two grown up children. Probably 100 employees of the shops saw the fatality as it happened, as the men were quitting work. Coroner Gustin decided an inquest unnecessary.
HULSE (Toronto) Feb 28 - It is the intention of the county crown authorities to hold an inquest on the body of Walter Hulse, who died (apparently by suicide) at Thornhill several days ago. County Crown Attorney Dewart was seen last night, and would not deny that an inquest would take place, but declined to give any particulars.
Hulse, it will be remembered, was found dead by his wife in the cellar of his hotel on Saturday morning, Feb. 4, with his rifle by his side. Coroner Ellis, issued a warrant for an inquest at the time.
BARR - The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Barr was held from Green’s undertaking establishment at 3:30. The members of the Ladies Aid society and official board of Simcoe street Methodist church paid a last tribute to the deceased, she having at one time been a teacher in the Sunday school and a
faithful attendant at the church. The pall-bearers were members of her former Sunday school class, and members of the church board. Rev. Robert Burns conducted the funeral service. Mrs. Sylvester Hibbart, a niece of the deceased came from Clinton to attend the funeral.
It was the intention to have the body interred at Clinton, but the deceased in her will expressed a desire to be buried here.
HOLTHAM, MANEWELL - A double funeral service was held in St. Luke’s church this afternoon. The funerals were those of Willie Holtham, the lad who was killed in the ice boating accident, and Mrs. Susannah Manewell, 160 Ferrie street east. Both bodies were taken to the church at 3:30, where service was conducted by Rev. Napier Burns, the pastor of the church. A large number of friends followed the remains to the grave. Young Holtham’s former companions were the pall-bearers at his funeral.
BURNS - The remains of Robert Burns, who died in Wyandotte, Mich. arrived here last night, and were interred this afternoon , the funeral being held from the residence of Frank Edgar,
175 ½ MacNab street north. Rev. Dr. Fraser conducted the religious services at the house and grave. The funeral was largely attended by employees of the G.T.R. the deceased having being connected with the company for many years.
Wednesday, March 1, 1899
YEO - At Glanford, on Feb 27th, Mrs. John Yeo, widow of the late John Yeo, aged 83 years. Funeral Friday at 3 o’clock, from Spring Bank Farm, Glanford, to the Stone church, Barton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WILSON - In this city, on Feb. 28th, at his late residence, 12 Cheever street, George Webster Wilson, aged 32 years, 10 months and 8 days. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Gone, but not forgotton.
George Wilson died last night at his residence, 12 Cheever street. He had an attack of typhoid fever, from which his friends thought he would recover when malarial fever set in, which ended fatally. He was highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and one child.
CUZNER - At 144 Jackson street east, on the 28th instant, suddenly, John Cuzner, in the 75th year of his age. Funeral Thursday, March 2, from his late residence. Funeral private. Omit flowers.
John Cuzner, who had lived in Hamilton for over 50 years, died unexpectedly yesterday at his residence, 144 Jackson street east. Shortly before his death he was apparently in good health.
The deceased was in his 75th year, and was born in Devonshire, England. He came to this country with his parents when he was quite young, the family settling in Ottawa. After learning his trade Mr. Cuzner went to Quebec where he was married after which he came to Hamilton.
He was very well known on the market. About 35 years ago he was in the hide and wool business very extensively, and carried on the shoemaking trade. Some years ago he retired to private life. He leaves two sons, John and Luke, and one daughter, Mrs. J.E. Riddell.
He was a good citizen and had many warm friends.
McDONALD - Dr. C. McDonald, one of the best-known and most respected residents of Tillsonburg, died suddenly last night in the dispensing room of his brother’s drug store.
Thursday, March 2, 1899
ROHMER - In this city on March 1st, 1899, at her son-in-law’s residence, 182 Hannah street west, Amelia Rohmer, widow of the late L. Rohmer, aged 63 years. Funeral from above address on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
MORROW (Hannon) - James Morrow, a respected resident of this place for about twelve years, formerly of Hagersville, died on Friday last, after a brief illness from a complication of diseases.
Mr. Morrow had been pall-bearer for an old neighbour, Mr. Soules, about three weeks ago. The deceased leaves a widow, four sons, and one daughter, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The funeral took place to the family burying ground at Case’s church Glanford, on Tuesday, a large number of mourners and friends attending.
LINDSAY (Hagersville) - John Lindsay, an old and respected resident, died on Sunday at the age of 75 years. He was buried at Jarvis on Tuesday.
HANNON (Basingstoke) - On Feb 17, Mrs. S. Hannon, wife of Councillor Hannon, Caistor, passed peacefully away, leaving six children, and her husband to mourn her loss. On the following Monday her remains were laid at rest in Bethel burying ground, where the many friends gathered. On earth she lived a consistent Christian life, bearing womanly duties of a home, seeking not only to lead her children to the Saviour, but exerting an influence for good in the circle of life in which she lived. In her last hours she quoted many of God’s promises, of which verse 18 of the 14th chapter of St. John, “I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you”.
KINDREE (Nanticoke) - Mrs. Margaret Kindree, relict of Asa Kindree, was stricken with paralysis some time ago, and died Friday, Feb. 24th. She was buried on Sunday Feb. 26th.
Mrs. William Kindree was called away on Friday last to attend her mother, who is very ill, in Woodstock.
CRANSTON (Tapleytown) - Pearl Cranston, the two-year-old-daughter of John Cranston, died of scariatina on Friday evening. The funeral took place in this village on Monday, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Walker.
CRAWFORD (Toronto) March 2 - At police headquarters last night a jury returned a verdict, which will probably result in the serious charge of manslaughter being laid against Mrs. Lizzie McKane, of 498 West Adelaide street.
The evidence throughout the three sittings of the inquest went to show that the infant, Mary Crawford, had been neglected while in the care of Mrs. McKane, and medical testimony given by Dr. Caven corroborated these witnesses.
CUZNER - The funeral of the late John Cuzner, which was of a private nature, took place from the family residence, 144 Jackson street east, this afternoon. The religious and grave services were conducted by Rev. Canon Sutherland.
The pall-bearers were all members of the family, being the two sons, John, and Luke Cuzner, three grandsons, Charles, Mark, and John Cuzner, and son-in-law J. Riddell.
Friday, March 3, 1899
YOUNG - On Friday, March 3rd, at his late residence, Binbrook, Hugh Young, in his 73rd year, a native of Ayrshire, Scotland. Funeral Sunday at the hour of 10:30 a.m.
MALCOLMSON - At his late residence, No. 116 MacNab st. north, on Thursday, 2nd March, 1899, Captain James Malcolmson, a native of Long Hope, Orkney, Scotland, aged 83 years. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SYER - At Bartonville, on March 3rd, Gladys, twin daughter of Harry and Elizabeth Syer, aged 10 months and 10 days. Funeral Saturday, March 4th. Private.
BILLINGS - Suddenly at Los Angeles, Cal. Annie, beloved wife of John Billings, of this city.
John Billings, of the James street north branch of the bank of Hamilton, this morning received the sad intelligence by telegram that his mother, Mrs. John Billings, 17 Jackson street west, died suddenly at Los Angeles, Cal. this morning. Mrs. Billings and her husband went to California in January, and nothing previously had been heard to indicate that Mrs. Billings was in poor health.
Deceased was a well-known worker in the cause of charity, being specially interesting in the Duffield Flower mission. Mrs. Billings also used her pen in aid of charity, having written several short works under the name of Fideles H. Holland, the proceeds going towards the mission funds.
BLAKE (Springfield, Ohio) March 2 - A story around which many a novelist might leave a web of wondering and of wrong, of a woman forsaken and forlorn, and a child deserted, and forsworn, was revealed at the city hospital in Cincinnati last evening. On Dec 15 last, John Blake was brought to the institution from the Salvation Army lodging house on Canal street, suffering from a minor affliction. He lingered along undergoing several operations, and on Monday night died. The nature of his disease was not sufficient to make death probable, and a post-mortem examination was decided upon.
Yesterday afternoon a woman, worn and wasted, yet still retaining traces of youthful beauty, called at the hospital with a little girl and gave her name as Mary Blake. The child, eight years of age, she said, was her daughter, and she had seen the announcement of John Blake’s death in the papers, and believed him to have been her husband. Nine years ago she had married a man by that name whose home was in Hamilton, Canada, the place the dead man had given as his residence to the hospital authorities. His age, 37, as entered also agreed with that of her husband, and she requested that she be allowed to see the body. This was readily granted, and she was taken to the dead-room. As she gazed for a moment on the stark, upturned face, her fragile form shook like an aspen leaf. Turning away she hid her face in her hands, and, amid convulsive sobs, pronounced over and over again the name of the dead. He had, indeed, been her husband, but soon after the birth of their child he had deserted her, leaving no word of explanation. The cruel years came and went: the child grew from dimpled babyhood to graceful girlhood but still he was as silent as the tomb. Blake’s remains will probably be sent to Hamilton for burial.
FRALICK (Picton, Ont.) March 3 - Louis Fralick, unmarried, 30 years of age, was the man who drowned himself at Fort Erie this morning. He was a half-brother, of Fralick Bros. merchant tailors of this place. He had been residing for the last year in Rochester, where he was employed in a piano factory. He was known to be a steady industrious man. His mother resides at West Lake about ten miles from here.
MOORE - Thomas Moore, farm labourer of Kepple township, was instantly killed by a falling tree.
HOUSE - Thomas McD. House, a well-known resident of St. Catharines, passed away yesterday morning.
LAWRASON - Mrs. Lawrason, wife of Miller Lawrason, Brantford, passed away yesterday a few hours after receiving a paralytic stroke.
THORNE - Thomas Thorne, aged 75, of North Augusta, East of Kingston, Ont. made a rope of binder twine, tied one end to an overhead beam and the other around his neck, then jumped from the thresher on which he had climbed, the rope broke, but he died from the injuries. Financial and family troubles worried him.
GAUHAN (Sarnia, Ont.) March 2 - This morning an Indian named Jackson informed the authorities that the dead body of a man was on the river shore below the shipyard. Chief of police Windred repaired to the place, and upon searching the clothes on the body it was discovered that the deceased name was Frank Gauhan of Guelph. Deceased came to Sarnia about six months ago. At noon he complained of not feeling well, and did not eat any dinner. About half past five o’clock he left the hotel, saying he would take a short walk before supper. That was the last seen or heard of him until his body was found.
The deceased was well-known and highly respected during the many years that he resided in Guelph. At one time he was employed in the freight department of the G.T.R. at Toronto, and later was engaged in that city in the grain commission business.
Saturday, March 4, 1899
MALCOLMSON - At his late residence No. 178 MacNab st. north, on Thursday 2nd March, 1899, Captain James Malcolmson, a native of Long Hope, Orkney, Scotland, aged 83 years. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
The funeral of Capt. Malcolmson who died on Thursday night, will take place tomorrow. He was 83 years of age, and was one of the oldest mariners in these parts. He had a large circle of friends.
McCONOCHIE - Dr. McConochie has returned from Bowmanville, where he went to attend the funeral of his mother.
HANNAH - Miss Mary Ann Hannah died at Omemee, at the reputed age of 112 years.
BUTT - S.J. Butt, of Toronto, died yesterday. He was a member of the Queen’s Own Rifles, in 1866 and was at Ridgetown when the Fenian Raid took place.
CORNELL (Galt) March 3 - The death is announced of the last representative of one of the oldest families in the neighbourhood of Sheffield, in the person of Rev. William Cornell. He was 79 years of age, and was born on the farm near here now owned by Chris Ricker, being a son of Rev. John A. Cornell, who settled in Sheffield and gave the village its name. He leaves a widow and thirteen children.
DAVIS (Grand Valley, Ont.) March 3 - A melancholy accident occurred on the twentieth side line, Amaranth, which cost the life of a bright little girl. A young man named John Walker was driving along with a load of logs, and meeting a number of school children, took them on the load. At a bad piece of road, the load upset, all the children escaping except Sadie Davis, about seven years of age, daughter of John Davis, who lives on the tenth concession. When she was released life was extinct.
DUNN ( St. Thomas) March 3 - John Dunn, a eccentric old cobbler, who formerly lived in Ingersoll, died a few days ago in Middlemiss. He lived all alone and the neighbours prepared the body for burial. During the night several boys entered the man’s shop. They dressed the dead man and propped the body in the window. His clay pipe was placed in his mouth, and when the undertaker arrived to conduct the funeral he was horrified, to see the corpse in the window.
MARCH (St. Thomas) March 3 - Thos. March, a former resident of Dunwich, was murdered in Idaho a few days ago by his housekeeper. Robert March, Dutton, brother of the murdered man, has left for that state to learn the particulars of the affair, and bring the body home. The deceased’s mother and family live in Dunwich.
Monday, March 6, 1899
WILSON - Entered into rest, March 4th, 1899, Barbara Elizabeth Crossman, widow of the late Joseph Wilson, in the 84th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 184 Queen st. north, for All Saint’s Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DICK - Thomas Dick, a patient at the insane asylum, died on Saturday. The body was taken to Tillsonburg for interment today.
BAYNE - Mrs. Bayne, wife of James Bayne, of Bayne & Carlton, of Kincardine died Saturday morning.
GRAHAM - Joseph Graham, who was the oldest settler of the County of Peel, died yesterday morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Hamilton, at Brampton at the ripe age of 92 years.
GREENMAN (Niagara Falls) March 5 - A few weeks ago, Miss Maude E. Greenman was terribly burned at the residence of her brother-in-law, Charles Hetherington. It was at first thought that Miss Greenman would recover. She received the best medical attendance, but blood poisoning and her death followed.
MALCOLMSON - There was a good turnout at the funeral of Capt. Malcolmson yesterday afternoon. The pall-bearers were; Captains Thomas Lyons, Daniel Peace, William Peace, Thomas Spence, S. Malcolmson, and Thomas Armstrong. Rev. Dr. Lyle conducted the religious services at the house, and James Dunlop officiated at the grave.
KILLINS (Smithville) March 6 - An accident happened on the T.H. and B. railway this morning between Smithville and St. Ann’s by which Elijah Killins, a section man, was killed instantly.
It appears that the section men were going east, and met the west bound express. They misjudged the
distance and did not get their jigger off soon enough. Killins leaves a widow and one child.
Killins was killed by the express due here at 9:40. Hiram Dicout is the engineer and conductor Jones was in charge. The locomotive was slightly damaged.
Tuesday, March 7, 1899
POOL - In West Flamboro, on March 5th, Mary Abigail, wife of G.F. Pool, B.A. and eldest daughter of the late William Oldfield. Funeral on Wednesday March 8th, at 10:00 a.m. to Rock-View cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
WALKER - In this city, on the 6th inst. at his late residence, 181 Walnut st. south, William Walker,
36th year. Funeral Thursday, 9th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
WILSON (Acton, Ont.) March 6th - Robt. Wilson, aged 16, son of James Wilson, foreman in the W.H. Storey & Sons, tannery here, while adjusting a belt near a shaft was caught in the shaft and injured so badly that he died within an hour. Both legs and arms and some of his ribs were broken. He was conscious to the last and wished to die. He was so badly mangled he could not be taken home. His mother, sisters, and brothers, were called to the heartrending scene.
FREELAND (Brockville) March 6 - The sudden death of Henry Freeland, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed farmers, residing on the Prescott road, a short distance below Brockville, took place last night. He was in excellent health up to 4 o’clock in the afternoon when he fell in a faint in his barn, and died in a few hours afterwards. He was 82 years of age, and lived on the farm on which he died 67 years. He took part in the rebellion of 1837.
PHILLIPS (Hagersville) - S. Beck and Miss Martha Beck, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. who were in town last week attending the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Phillips, returned home on Sunday.
MARSHALL (Tapleytown) - The funeral of Charles Marshall, which took place on Thursday last, was largely attended.
Wednesday, March 8, 1899
WALKER - In this city, on the 6th inst. at his late residence, 184 Walnut st. south, William Walker,
in his 36th year. Funeral Thursday 9th at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
BILLINGS - Suddenly at Los Angles, Cal. on Friday March 3rd, Annie, beloved wife of John Billings, aged 49 years, and 3 months. Funeral on from 17 Jackson st. west, on Thursday at 2:45 p.m. to Christ Church Cathedral, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Please omit flowers.
LORD - In this city, on Tuesday, March 7th, Hannah M. Lord, beloved wife of Wm. L. Lord, aged 45 years. Funeral notice later.
The many friends of William Lord will be grieved to learn of the sudden death of his wife, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, after five days illness. The disease was appendicitis.
A large family is left to mourn her loss.
McENTEE - No word has yet been heard from James or Edward McEntee, 13 Picton st. west, who went to Oswego yesterday to see if they could identify the frozen body found in the harbour. The other members of the family have no doubt that the remains are those of John McEntee, who was supposed to have been drowned last fall. It is not the intention to have the body brought here for interment, but to bury at Oswego. The father and brother are expected home tonight or tomorrow unless they are detained to give evidence at the inquest.
Some of the friends of McEntee are of the opinion that the deceased was the victim of foul play. The fact that his coat and hat were found on the dock at Oswego prompts the supposition that he took them off to engage in a fight in the course of which was either knocked or thrown into the water.
McEntee was of a happy disposition, and those who know him best do not think he committed suicide or fell into the lake.
LOSSING (St. Thomas) March 7 - Bert Lossing, aged 22, employed at Beattie’s bakery, was found dead in bed this morning by his father who was sleeping by his side. Dr. Duncombe expresses the opinion that the young man had been dead four or five hours when noticed by his father. He complained of a sore throat and pain in the head last night. A doctor was called, but could find nothing the matter with him beyond a slight attack of grippe.
SIMPSON - Capt. Simpson, a pioneer sailor and a ship builder, died last night in Toronto, aged 72.
SIMPSON - William Simpson a middle-aged man, died at St. Michael’s hospital, Toronto, early yesterday morning from a sudden attack of heart failure.
PAYNE - Louis Payne, probably the oldest resident in Sandwich South, is dead. He was an ex-slave. Fifty years ago he fled from Kentucky and found his way to Essex district. He engaged in farming and acquired a comfortable home and much wealth.
ALISON - John Alison Sr., one of Galt’s oldest and best known citizens, passed away yesterday morning, in his 79th year. Deceased was a Scotchman by birth and in politics a pronounced Conservative, and was highly respected. Of a family of twelve, seven children and a widow survive.
Thursday, March 9, 1899
LORD - In this city, on Tuesday March 7th, Hannah M. Lord, beloved wife of Wm. L. Lord, dairyman, aged 48 years. Funeral from her late residence Tigrah street, head of Queen st. on Sunday, 12th inst. at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
The funeral of Mrs. Lord, wife of William L. Lord, dairyman will take place on Sunday. The deceased had been a resident of Hamilton for many years and her sudden death is deeply regretted by a large number of friends. She leaves a family of ten sons and daughters. This is the first death in the family, and Mr. Lord has the sympathy of his many friends.
LELAND - In this city on the 8th inst. Mrs. Frank Leland, eldest daughter of the late Geo. C. Briggs. Funeral from her late residence 156 Hughson st. south, Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Mrs. Frank Leland, widow of a former United States consul at Hamilton and daughter of the late George C. Briggs, died in the city last evening after a somewhat painful illness. Mrs. Leland was
born in Hamilton and lived here until her marriage to Mr. Leland, when she removed with her husband to Chicago, living there for ten years. A year ago she returned to this city, with her two daughters, and has since lived at 156 Hughson st. south. The deceased was a prominent worker in Centenary church, having had charge of the flower supply for the pulpit and being at one time the soprano soloist of the church. Two daughters are left - Edith, and Mabel Bickle. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 3:30 from the family residence.
HERON - At Toledo, Ohio, on March 8th, Hannah M. Heron, daughter of Ed and the late Alice Heron, aged 18 years and 4 months. Funeral from Hamilton cemetery chapel at 10 a.m. tomorrow Friday the 10th. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
Hannah M. Heron, a young woman, whose relatives live in Hamilton, died in Toledo yesterday. The body will be brought to this city for burial and the funeral will take place from the cemetery chapel at 10:00 o’clock.
KEHL - In this city on Wednesday, March 8th, at 50 Wood st. west, Mamie, daughter of Geo. and Clara Kehl, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral Friday, March 10th, at 9 a.m. from above address to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice. Detroit papers please copy.
DAVIDSON - The many friends of Alexander Davidson, the well-known accountant and assignee, will hear with regret of his death, which occurred at his residence, Charles street, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Davidson was born in Girvan, Scotland, on Nov. 25, 1822, and was the eldest son of Thomas Davidson, post master there for 40 years. He came to this country when a young man and resided the greater part of his life in Hamilton, and had for some time charge of the wholesale grocery department of Kerr, Brown, & McKenzie. On the dissolution of that firm he was appointed an official assignee and with an interval at London, where he had the financial management of the wholesale establishment of D. McFie & Co. he had been an accountant and assignee in this city.
Mr. Davidson, was a volunteer in the Thirteenth battalion, was in the skirmish with the Fenians at Ridgeway in 1866. During his residence here he had been connected with the MacNab street Presbyterian church, of which he was an honoured elder, and session clerk for many years.
He leaves to mourn a widow, who is a sister of John I. and A.L. McKenzie, and three sons, Thomas, of the Canada Life Assurance co; Innes, of the Chicago Gas co; Alexander, who is at home; also two daughters, Mrs. John Davidson, of Guelph, and Miss Davidson.
McENTEE - James and Edward McEntee arrived home from Oswego last night. They identified the frozen body found in the Oswego harbour as that of John McEntee, who was drowned last fall. The head and body were so badly swollen that it was impossible to recognize the features, but Mr. McEntee identified the clothing and also some tattoo marks on the arm. The remains were interred yesterday morning at Oswego.
An inquest was opened before an Oswego coroner, but Mr. McEntee did not wait to hear the result. After viewing the remains the jury ordered that a post-mortem be held and then adjourned, to meet again on Friday night.
Mr. McEntee, the father of the man who was drowned, is not at all satisfied that the drowning was accidental. He does not see why the man would take off his outer clothing if he was drunk or laying down to sleep, especially as the weather was very cold about the time McEntee was drowned. He is of the opinion that his son was either murdered and thrown into the water, or else got into a fight and was shoved in.
CALDER - The father of John Calder died near Kingston yesterday at the advanced age of 96 years. Mr. Calder and his son Harry have gone to the funeral.
DINGMAN - Rev. C. J. Dingman, a well-known divine, passed away at Belleville yesterday, aged 72.
SMITH - R.O. Smith, one of Chatham’s oldest citizens died at Ridgetown Tuesday. He was mayor in 1869.
MOONEY - John Mooney, aged 75 years, died early yesterday morning at his home in Portsmouth, Ont. He was village treasurer and had lived in the village for over half a century.
KAHLE - A cablegram from Singama, Cuba, to F.W. and H.V. Kahle, of Toronto, received yesterday morning, announced the death of their brother, Dr. William A. Kahle. He was killed accidentally. The deceased was 34 years of age.
WRIGHT (Toronto) March 9 - Dr. Henry Wright passed away on Tuesday evening. He was a genial man, and this faculty aided him greatly in his long and successful career as a general practitioner.
He was born on Aug. 5th, 1817, in Marysburgh, Midland district, county of Prince Edward of United Empire Loyalists parents. He was a son of Rev. David Wright. After a common school education, he studied medicine with Dr. John Rolph. He it was, who enabled Dr. Rolph to escape from Canada in the turbulent time of 1837. The doctor rode his horse to Oakville and got to Niagara.
Shortly afterwards the deceased and Dr. Rolph were in partnership as doctors in Rochester.
When quiet was restored in Upper Canada., Dr. Wright came to Dundas and practiced for a few years. Afterwards he was in Markham and forty years or more ago he came to Toronto, where he has since resided and practiced until two years ago.
He had practiced for 62 years in all with wonderful success.
Friday, March 10, 1899
FRASER - Died suddenly in this city on Thursday morning March 9th, Mary A. Fraser. Funeral tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock from family residence, 321 King st. east, to St. Patrick’s church, and thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
HOWITT - Suddenly at 108 George st. of acute pneumonia, Charles Hulbert, infant son of Rev. F.E. and Margaret L. Howitt, aged 5 months and 2 weeks. Funeral private.
CLEMENT - A.D. Clement, post master of Brantford, died this morning.
HERON - The funeral of Miss Hannah M. Heron, who died in Toledo on Wednesday, took place here this morning. The body arrived on the 5:40 train from the east, and was removed to the cemetery chapel, where it remained until 10 o’clock when it was laid in its last resting-place. Rev. C.J. James conducted the religious service at the grave. A large number of Hamilton friends of the family paid a last tribute to the deceased.
LELAND - The remains of Mrs. Frank Leland were interred this afternoon, the funeral taking place from her late residence 156 Hughson st. south. The high esteem in which the deceased lady was held was shown by the large number of floral tributes placed on her coffin. The funeral was largely attended by sorrowing friends. Rev. G.F. Salton conducted the religious services at the house and grave and the Centenary church quartet sang a couple of appropriate selections. The pall-bearers were chosen from the officials of Centenary church. They were; S.F. Lazier, Q.C. Joseph Green, T.H. Pratt, W.W. Robinson, L.H. Parker, and J.W. Jones.
Saturday, March 11, 1899
BRASS - In this city on Friday March 10th, 1899, Bathsheba Lucinda Brass, aged 20 years and 7 months. Funeral from her late residence 102 Caroline st. north, on Sunday at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
PRUNNER - John Prunner died at Aultsville, of smallpox last night. The disease has been stamped out at Cornwall.
COWAN - John Cowan, who was injured near Brougham by a falling tree on Thursday, died this morning from the effects of having the injured leg amputated.
SHANNON - Robert Shannon, a highly respected citizen of Brantford, passed away yesterday afternoon.
McCALLUM - Findley McCallum, of Brantford, has received word of the death of his son, Dr. Duncan McCallum of Detroit, of pneumonia.
JOHNSTON - Peter Johnston, a prominent resident of Camden East, is dead in his fifty-ninth year, death being due to blood poisoning.
LEWIS - Rev. Mr. Lewis, a retired Anglican clergyman, died last night at his home in Maitland. The deceased was upwards of eighty years of age.
DAVIDSON - The funeral of Alexander Davidson took place this afternoon and was of a private nature only the relatives and most intimate friends being present. Rev. Dr. Fletcher conducted religious services at the house and grave. The pall-bearers were the three sons, Alexander, Innes, and Thomas, and three of the deceased’s old acquaintances.
Monday, March 13, 1899
BAIRD - Accidentally killed on Saturday 11th March, 1899, David Baird, a native of Monaghan
County of Monaghan, Ireland, in his 51st year. Funeral from his late residence, No. 77 Young street, Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
David Baird, flagman on the T.H. and B Railway met with an awful death early Saturday evening. Baird watched the crossing at the corner of Catharine and Hunter streets, and went to his post as usual, at 6 o’clock Saturday night. A little over an hour afterwards, his mangled form was found lying at the side of the railway track, just east of Catherine street. The deceased, who was
about 55 years old, had been employed as flagman for T.H. and B. for a little over a year. It had been his custom every evening to watch for the 7 o’clock freight and take the lunch baskets from the conductor and brakeman who live near the crossing. It is supposed that he stepped onto the north track for this purpose and did not notice the yard engine backing down the track eastward. The tender of the engine struck him and dragged his body to where it was found a few minutes after the freight and yard engine had passed. The deceased, David Baird, was born in Monaghan county, Monaghan, Ireland 55 years ago. He was educated for the ministry under the tutorship of Rev. John Blakely, but owing to a defect in his speech had to give up the idea of following this calling. Twelve years ago he moved to this city, where he has lived ever since. For a number of years he was a sewer contractor until he got the possession of flagman on the T.H. and B. Railway. While residing in Ireland he was prominently connected with the Red Cross Order of Orangemen, but was never affiliated with the order here. A widow and ten children are left to mourn his loss. They are C.C. Baird, Ireland; Richard, W.W. David, Joseph, and John Victor Baird of this city: Mrs. C. Siebert, of this city, and Martha, Jennie, and Bella, all living at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. E.T. Richards, of Chicago, and two brothers, - Charles, of this city, and John, boatswain on an English merchant vessel. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the family residence, 77 Young street.
DUNN - At No. 182 George street, on Sunday, 12th March, 1899, of pneumonia, Mary Dorothy, infant daughter of G.S. and Mary Dunn, aged 3 months and 22 days. Funeral private, Tuesday afternoon.
NUDDS - In this city on Sunday March 12th, John Henry George, son of Henry and Lila Nudds, aged one year and nineteen days. Funeral from St. Luke’s church on Tuesday, March 14th, at 3 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
FREEBORN - At the residence of his son-in-law, J.M. Echlin, 364 Hughson st. north, on Sunday evening, March 12th, Edward Freeborn, late of Dundas, aged 72 years. Funeral Tuesday, 14th inst. at 2 p.m. from above address to Dundas. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GAMBLE (Belleville, Ont.) March 13 - Henry Gamble, of Trenton and two friends boarded a freight at Trenton yesterday afternoon and rode to Belleville. Gamble jumped or fell off before the train stopped and, falling on the track, was run over. His right leg was cut off at the knee, and his head injured. He was taken to the hospital and died there four hours later. Gamble was seventeen years of age, and his parents live in Trenton.
O’NEILL (Ingersoll) March 11 - William O’Neill, caretaker of Victoria park, bought a load of hay on Friday. He got on the load with the farmer and on reaching home he slid off, expecting to light on a post, then to get down quite easily and safely, but immediately he reached the post his feet touched the bevelled part, and like a shot, he was thrown in such a manner as to break his neck, and causing almost instantaneous death. Deceased was a long resident of the town and was highly respected.
KEATING - Mrs. Keating, wife of the late Dr. T.A. Keating, Guelph, died yesterday.
WHALEN - Cornelius Whalen, a well-known tailor, was drowned in the St. Lawrence while crossing in a skiff from Prescott to Ogdensburg.
McKINNON - Neal McKinnon, employed with R.C. Webster, near Glenarm Village, Victoria County, was instantly killed by a sand pit caving in on him.
HENHAWK - William Henhawk, a well-known Indian, who resided near the border of the Tuscarora reserve, was found dead in the barn of a county hotel, where he had gone to sleep off a debauch.
MUNRO - W.P. Munro, of Toronto, died suddenly yesterday. He attended Simpson avenue Methodist church yesterday morning, where he was attacked with a fainting spell and was carried to his home where he died without gaining consciousness.
PRUNNER - John Prunner is dead at Aultsville, of smallpox. His daughter carried the disease home from the Whitings’ boarding house at Farran’s Point. The father, mother and daughter were vaccinated. It took on one of the women, but not on the man. The woman had a mild attack and recovered, while the father died.
Tuesday, March 14, 1899
PRESNAIL - Suddenly on Monday, March 13, 1899, Frederick Presnail, aged 31 years. Funeral from his late residence, No. 178 Napier street, Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. to C.P.R. station, Hunter street. Interment at Toronto, Thursday at 9 a.m. from St. Paul’s church.
Fred Presnail, a cigar maker who lived at 178 Napier street, died suddenly yesterday afternoon. About 4 o’clock he made a call on W. Warnock, an old friend, who lives at 93 Hughson st. south. He complained of feeling sick and took a dose of medicine which he said the doctor had given him to quiet his nerves. Mrs. Warnock warned him not to take too much, but the deceased said there was no danger. Presnail left the house, saying he had to go to the station, but he returned in ten or fifteen minutes. When he was sitting down, he fell over on the lounge, and thinking he had gone asleep, she did not disturb him. When her son returned from work about 6 o’clock it was discovered that Presnail was dead. He examined the body and then notified Dr. Griffin, who decided that an inquest was unnecessary, death being due to heart trouble.
Deceased was a married man, and was employed at Tuckett’s cigar factory.
The body was taken to Blatchford’s private morgue and will be sent to Toronto in the morning, where the funeral will be held from St. Paul’s church.
WOOD (Toronto, Ont.) March 14 - Hon. J.F. Wood, Q.C. M.P. for Brockville was found dead in bed in his room at the Queen’s hotel at 7 o’clock this morning. The deceased arrived in the city yesterday and retired about 10 o’clock last night not complaining of any illness. When the porter went to his room at the hour named, Mr. Wood was found to be quite dead. A medical man was hastily summoned and pronounced the case one of heart failure.
Honourable John Fisher Wood, was born at Elizabeth Town, county of Leeds, Ont. Oct. 12, 1852, being the eldest son of John Wood, formerly of Dundee, Scotland, and afterwards of Brockville. He was called to the bar in 1876 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in February 1890. Mr. Wood was first elected to the House of Commons at the general elections in 1882, and was re-elected in 1887, 1891, and 1896. In 1890 he was appointed deputy speaker of the Commons and chairman of the committee on railways and canals. In December 1892, he was appointed controller of inland revenue, and controller and customs in 1896, resigning in July 1896.
McCAUSLAND - H.B. McCausland, formerly of Toronto, died in Baltimore yesterday.
LARUE - Mrs. Annie Larue, widow of Joseph Larue, died in Belleville yesterday, aged 69 years.
ROBINSON - John Robinson, son of William Robinson, Woodstock, Ont. died yesterday from consumption.
FOWLER - Patrick Fowler, Mount Chesney, a well-known horseman, died yesterday in the Hotel Dieu Hospital at Kingston, aged 46 years.
WEESE - William Weese, a respected resident, died on Sunday at Belleville, aged 87 years. His wife, five sons and two daughters survive him.
ABRAHAM - Thomas Abraham, a former warden of Oxford county, died on Sunday in Norwich, aged 80. He was well-known as a raiser of fine stock.
HATCH - C.H. Hatch, aged 66, for many years a ticket agent of the R and O navigation company, died in the general hospital in Kingston Sunday afternoon from cancer.
BAIRD - The funeral of the late David Baird took place from the family residence, 77 Young street, this afternoon. A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the cortege to the grave. Rev. C.J. James conducted the funeral services.
The pall-bearers were: Charles Shields, A. Ballentyne, J.E. Oldfield, William McLennan, William Smye, Jr. and W.H. Wilson.
Wednesday, March 15, 1899
ENRIGHT - In this city, on the 14th, James, son of the late Cornelius Enright, aged 40 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, No. 10 Inchbury street, Thursday, the 16th, at 2 p.m. for Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please attend.
James Enright, who was locked up about three weeks ago on a charge of being insane, died in the Barton street jail, about six o’clock last evening. Enright had been ill ever since he was confined. About a week ago an order for his admission to the Asylum was out, but he was too ill to be removed. The cause of death was pneumonia.
An inquest was opened at the jail this morning. Constable Bettles summoned the following jury; Joseph Kirkpatrick, (Foreman) Joseph Skerritt, Joseph Hopkins, Thomas McKay, Thomas Baxter, George Van Meer, John Littlehales, Edward Hardy, Geo. Curtis, George Lamont, Peter Burns, Adam McLeod, and Richard Sadller. The last six are all prisoners. Coroner Wolverton presided over the inquest. After hearing the evidence of Dr. Balfe, and the jail authorities the jury came to the conclusion that death was due to natural causes. The body will be handed over to the relatives for burial.
The deceased used to be employed at the baggage-room of the Grand Trunk railway some years ago.
EDGAR - At her late residence, No. 175 !/2 MacNab st. north, on Tuesday the 14th March, 1899, Jane Edgar, wife of Frank Edgar. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Frank Edgar, 175 ½, MacNab st. north, died rather suddenly at her home last night. The deceased had been ill with the grippe for some weeks, and had almost recovered and was around the house yesterday afternoon. She had supper with the other members of the family, but shortly afterwards complained of feeling unwell. Dr. White was called in, but his assistance was of no avail, and Mrs. Edgar passed away shortly before 11 o’clock.
GENTLE - At his late residence, No. 42 Margaret street, on Wednesday, 15th March, 1899, John Gentle, aged 96 years. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
One of Hamilton’s oldest citizens crossed the river of death last night in the person of John Gentle, 42 Margaret street. The deceased was in his ninety-sixth year, and had resided in the city for some time. Old age was the cause of death.
The deceased was born in Detroit on March 24, 1803. He was of Scotch descent, his father being a Glasgow man. He was well-known in the city, especially in the West end, and had a large circle of warm friends. He was a Liberal in politics and a member of Erskine church. He leaves a widow and a family of eight, five sons and three daughters. The sons are William, John, and Alfred of Detroit, and Thomas and Charles of this city. The daughters are: Miss Louise, of Toronto; Mrs. Cox, of San Diego, Cal. and Mrs. Hamilton Land, of Detroit.
MARSHALL - John Marshall, formerly a resident of Little William street, this city, died in Toronto on Sunday. Many years ago Marshall was given up by the doctors and the Royal Templars paid him a large claim for total disability. He afterwards received relief by the use of Pink Pills and his picture appeared in papers all over the world as an example of what the pills could do.
The body was brought to this city and buried from the Ancient Order of Foresters hall, James street north, this afternoon. Rev. C.E. Whitcomb had charge of the religious services and the pall-bearers were members of Court Excelsior, No. 9743, A.O.F. of which deceased was once chief ranger.
PRESNAIL - The body of Frederick Presnail, who died suddenly Monday night, was taken to Toronto today for interment. A short service was held at the house at 1:30 this afternoon, after which the remains were moved to the C.P.R. station and conveyed to Toronto on the three o’clock train. The funeral will taken from St. Paul’s church, Toronto, at nine o’clock tomorrow morning.
JACKSON (Toronto) March 15 - Capt. Jackson, 89 Baldwin street, was found dead yesterday morning, under somewhat peculiar circumstances. The light was seen burning in his house until after 10 o’clock, and the neighbours, knowing that Mrs. Jackson was away, suspected something wrong. They burst in the door, and found Capt. Jackson lying on the floor dead, midway between the stove and sink in the kitchen. There were no marks of violence and death was probably due to natural causes. Capt. Jackson was one of the oldest captains on the lakes, and part owner of the propeller Shickluna.
WILSON (Glanford) Joseph Wilson attended his mother’s funeral at Dufferin, Ont. on Tuesday of this week.
DILTS (Attercliffe) Joel Dilts, of Fonthill, died last Friday.
DETWEILER (Berlin) March 14 - While seated in a chair, William Detweiler, residing on Church street, suddenly toppled over, about 9 o’clock this morning, and expired immediately. Deceased was unmarried and had been suffering from heart affection for some time.
Thursday, March 16 1899
EDGAR - At her late residence, No. 175 ½ MacNab st. north, on Tuesday 14th March, 1899, Jane Edgar, wife of Frank Edgar. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BURNS - In Saltfleet, on the 15th, Bridget, relict of the late Michael Burns, aged 73 years. Funeral will leave her late residence, Saltfleet, Friday the 17th, at 12 o’clock, for St. Patrick’s church, Hamilton, thence to Holy Sepulchre. Friends will please attend.
INGLEHART - In this city, on March 15th, at his late residence, 92 Vine street, Hiram F. Inglehart, in the 61st year of his age. Funeral at 2:15 p.m. from his residence on Friday, 17th, inst. to the Old Fifty church, Winona, per H.G. and B. at 3:10 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
DOYLE - In this city, on the 15th inst. Mrs. Margaret Doyle, in the 64th year of her age, a native of the County Wexford, Ireland. Funeral on Saturday morning at 2:30 from her brother’s residence, Patrick Wickham, 138 Macauley st. east, to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
LITTLE (Kilbride) - The funeral of David Little took place last Saturday from the residence of Wm. Lillicrop, and proceeded to the Methodist burying ground.
QUINN - Catherine Quinn, of Toronto, aged 65 years, died alone yesterday after a drunken debauch.
CHAMBERS - W. Chambers, ex-locomotive foreman of the G.T.R, died at his home in St. Thomas yesterday.
HOLCROFT - A.B. Holcroft, correspondence and collection clerk of the Galt branch of the Merchants Bank, died on Tuesday night. He was born in Ingersoll and will be buried in Toronto.
BONNER - Thomas Bonner, who has lived in Toronto since it was first known as muddy York, died yesterday. Mr. Bonner was 80 years of age, and had been ill only a week from pneumonia. He leaves a widow aged 77 years, and five children.
SADLER (Niagara Falls, Ont.) March 15 - Wm. Sadler, brakeman on the Grand Trunk, while standing on the main line track at the west end of the Grand Trunk yards in conversation with his fireman, was struck with a eastbound No. 6 G.T.R. express at 2 o’clock this afternoon, and pitched head long some 30 feet against a boxcar standing on the next track. The injured man was brought to the depot and three doctors called, but they could do nothing for him, only to relieve his sufferings, if he had any, he being unconscious, having received a broken skull, both legs and left arm broken, a large gash on the side of his head, and left eye almost knocked out. Sadler was about to leave on a freight train for Toronto. He was about 45 years of age, his home being at the Sarnia tunnel, where he has a wife and two children.
JOHNSTON (Thamesville, Ont.) March 15 - During a thunderstorm which passed over this place this afternoon about 1:30, Simon Johnston, a farmer living about three miles out, was struck and killed by lightning, when crossing the field from one barn to another. His cap and left shoe were torn to pieces. The deceased leaves a widow and several children, and was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.
BEATY (Toronto) March 16 - Yesterday afternoon ex-mayor James Beaty died at the residence of his son-in-law, A.J. Russell Snow. His end had been expected for several weeks, in fact ever since he was stricken with apoplexy on Feb. 10.
John Beaty, the father of deceased came to Canada from Ireland in 1818, and settled in Trafalgar township, Halton where some of the family still live. James was born in 1831 and received his early education at the Palermo grammar school. He afterwards removed to Toronto, where he also attended school and studies law under Sir Adam Wilson and Dr. Larratt Smith. He was called to the bar in 1856, and in the following year went into partnership with Mr. Wilson and C.S. (afterwards Judge) Patterson. Mr. Beaty’s legal labours may be said to have hardly ceased from the time he was called to the bar until his sudden illness.
In 1877 he began to turn his attention to Municipal affairs and succeeded in being elected as alderman. Two years later he was chosen Mayor, and in the following year 1880 was again elected as chief magistrate.
Deceased was a warm personal friend of the late John A. Macdonald and was actively associated with his chieftain in the proposal to construct what has since become the Canadian Pacific railway.
Friday, March 17, 1899
GENTLE - The funeral of John Gentle took place this afternoon at 3:30 from his late residence, 42 Margaret street to Hamilton cemetery. Rev. J.G. Shearer conducted the service, and the pall-bearers were: Alex Craig, James Newlands, John Montgomery, and T.H. Keller. The mourners from a distance were John and Alfred Gentle, of Detroit, and Thomas and Charles, sons of the deceased.
TAYLOR (St. Thomas, Ont.) March 17 - William Taylor was struck by a Michigan Central train on the London division at Glanworth this morning at 10:15 o’clock and instantly killed. He was driving in a lumber wagon. The rig was demolished and the horses were killed. Taylor drove right in front of the train.
INGLEHART - The funeral of Hiram F. Inglehart took place from the family residence, 82 Vine street this afternoon, and was largely attended. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. Dr. Clark, after which the body was conveyed to the H.G. and B. station and taken for interment to Winona on the 3:10 car.
CROFT - George Croft, market gardener of Portsmouth, Ont. died Wednesday night aged 80, from general debility.
TAYLOR - Daniel Taylor, reeve of Mosa, was struck and fatally injured while chopping in the woods by a tree that lodged in falling.
LETHBRIDGE - Garland Lethbridge, an old resident of Chatham, Ont. died yesterday morning, aged 75, after having spent the greater part in that vicinity.
HUGHES - M.S. Hughes, of Ottawa, traveller for J.H. Gould’s Rideau foundry at Smith’s Falls, was found dead sitting on his bed, in the Stanley house, Kingston, yesterday morning. Death was due to strangulation. While retching a blood vessel burst, blood and solid substance rushing to find an exit resulted in strangulation.
CUSTMAN (Toronto) March 17 - There are many varying forms of death, but the strangest occurred yesterday and has perplexed the medical profession of Toronto. Its like has never been before.
David Louis Custman was, a few days ago, a vigorous man of twenty-one, today he is a corpse, dead from a cause that has baffled medical skill and experience.
Suddenly on Monday morning, Custman nose began to bleed. He consulted Dr. A.R. Pyne.
The customary remedies were applied without effect. The bleeding continued. Dr. Pyne paid frequent visits to his patient, but instead of his condition improving it became worse and worse.
Yesterday morning at the end of the his skill, Dr. Pyne, called in Dr. James Bray. They were perplexed. The continuous bleeding was unaccountable.
A sudden change for the worse took place. The blood oozed from every pore of the unfortunate patient’s body.
About three hours before the spirit fled, Custman, because of weakness, became unconscious
and remained so till death.
The immediate cause of Custman’s death was suffocation. The doctors think a blood vessel burst and clogged the circulation. Another supposition is that a clot of blood gathered on the brain. But a definite adequate solution was not forthcoming.
PERRIN (Kincardine, Ont.) March 16 - John Perrin, a highly respected farmer residing at Lorne, about four miles from this place, died today under painful circumstances. It appears he went to the bush to take out some wood. The horse returned without him and the family was alarmed, and, noticing on the harness immediately went in search. He was shortly afterwards found lying dead with a huge gash in his foot, from the axe with which he was working. His death is supposed to have resulted from the shock, and loss of blood. Mr. Perrin was upwards of sixty years of age.
McINTEE (Brantford) March 17 - The county crown attorney of Brant, A.J. Wilkes, will issue a warrant for the exhumation of the body of the late Thomas McIntee, of Burford, near that village, in February 1 last, with his wife lying unconscious by his side. Crown attorney Wilkes, in conversation with a reporter, said he had today received a communication signed by a number of well-known and responsible residents of Burford, asking for an inquiry into the cause of death, to set at rest a number of nasty rumours which are being persistently circulated around Burford. Mr. Wilkes stated that he had heard so many vague rumours that he had asked those whose suspicions were aroused to put in a formal request for investigation. In addition to the petition, a brother of the deceased, from Mono Mills, had expressed a desire for an inquiry. Dr. Sinclair, coroner at Paris had also received an
affidavit alleging suspicious circumstance. Accordingly the crown attorney has asked Dr. Sinclair to have the body exhumed and to hold an inquest.
BAIRD - The adjourned inquest in the case of David Baird, the flagman who was killed last Saturday evening at the corner of Hunter and Catharine streets, was continued last night before
Coroner Griffin, at No. 3 police station. The evidence did not bring out any additional facts of importance covering the accident.
Before the coroner commenced taking the evidence, juror Meade objected to the witnesses, especially the trainman, being allowed to stay in the room while the evidence was being taken. Other juryman did not see why the witnesses should be excluded. A vote was taken by foreman Dunlop and the trainman had to spend the evening in the anteroom.
Saturday, March 18, 1899
LEITCH - At 144 Herkimer street, on the 18th inst. Anne Walker, widow of William Leitch of Montreal and mother of A.W. Leitch, city. Funeral private on Monday at 3 p.m.
Mrs Leitch died this morning at the residence of her son, A.W. Leitch, 144 Herkimer street. The deceased was a estimable lady. She was a sister of James Walker.
COLE (Toronto) March 18 - A C.P.R. yardman named Robert Cole, living at 254 Farley avenue, was crushed between an engine and a passenger coach in the Union station yards here this morning and instantly killed. He was a married man and leaves a family.
FREDERICK - Mrs. Harold Frederick died yesterday.
WOOD - The funeral of the late Hon. John F. Wood took place yesterday afternoon and was the largest ever seen in Brockville.
HEALY - James Healy, a driver in the employment of the Standard Coal company, Toronto, received such serious injuries while working yesterday morning at the Toronto street railway company’s on the esplanade, that he died at 11:30 p.m., never regaining consciousness.
BATES - Joshua Bates, brother of David Bates, 208 George street, died recently at Joliette, Ill. from a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased was born in Glanford, Sept. 2, 1830. He was an architect and builder of some prominence. Among some of the important undertakings he was identified was the construction and erection of the first railway suspension bridge over the Niagara River.
He went to the States in 1862 and settled in Iowa. In 1868 he removed to Carthage, Mo. where he resided about eighteen years. When his sons established a machine business in Joliette in 1886, he decided to make that place his permanent home, and accordingly identified himself with the pattern department of the Bates Machine company.
Monday, March 20, 1899
LEITCH - At 144 Herkimer street, on the 18th inst. Anne Walker, widow of William Leitch of Montreal, and mother of A.W. Leitch, city. Funeral private on Monday at 3 p.m.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Anne Leitch, mother of A.W. Leitch, of this city, took place this afternoon from 144 Herkimer street. Rev. Dr. Fletcher officiated and the pall-bearers were; John S. and James Hendrie; Campbell Walker, J. Leggett, J.B. Gillies, and W.F. Kydd, of Simcoe.
LAMPMAN - On March 19th, 1899, at 178 Queen street south, Charles S. Lampman, youngest son of John and Annie Lampman, aged 1 year. Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 3 o’clock.
Friends will please accept this intimation.
JACKSON - In this city, on March 20th, at 209 Picton street east, Joseph Jackson, aged 26 years and 3 months, a native of Lancashire, England. Funeral at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22nd, from above address. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Joseph Jackson died this morning at his residence, 209 Picton street east, after four days illness. The deceased came here from England fifteen years ago and was employed by Burrow, Stewart, & Milne. He leaves a widow and two children. He was a member of Court Marquis of Lorne, A.O.F.
MENZIES - Mrs. Penelope Menzies, of Queen street north, died at her residence yesterday. Mrs. Menzies was a aged lady and her remains will be interred at Carluke tomorrow afternoon.
ORMISTON (Whitby, Ont.) March 20 - Word came here this morning to his brother, David Ormiston, barrister, of the death at Azusa, near Los Angeles, California, yesterday of Rev. Dr. Ormiston. Dr. Ormiston had been ailing for several years since taking up his residence in California, where lives a sister, Mrs. Green, and a son, William Cochrane Ormiston, but his final taking off was due to apoplexy.
Dr. Ormiston was well-known in Canada, especially known in Hamilton, where he occupied the pulpit of the Central church before removing to New York. There, as pastor of the Fifth Avenue Reformed church, a fashionable and wealthy congregation, he enlarged and enlightened as a learned and eloquent minister. He married a daughter of the late Samuel Cochrane, one of the early settlers of this town, and Mrs. Ormiston survives, together with two sons, Thomas S., a lawyer in New York, and W.C. an extensive fruit grower in California.
It is not yet known whether the remains of the deceased will be brought to his home here for interment or not.
It is about 25 years since Rev. Dr. Ormiston was pastor of Central Presbyterian church.
SIDLEY (Toronto) March 20 - Thomas Sidley, the elevator man in the Yonge Arcade, is dead. He was found Saturday afternoon on the basement floor of the Arcade, with his skull smashed, and the elevator key in his pocket. The elevator was up at the top and the cage on the second floor was locked. It is a mystery how the fatality occurred.
It is thought he walked into the opening of the shaft and fell to his death. He must have lit on his head, for there was a five-inch hole in his skull, through which the brain oozed.
He was taken to St. Michael’s hospital but thirty minutes afterwards he was dead.
He was 50 years of age, and resided at 15 Reid street. He leaves a widow and a family. He used to work in the Gurney Stove foundry.
DREW (Peterboro) March 19 - A child of John Drew, 290 Sherbrooke street is dead from the effects of a dose of rough on rats. The little girl, only a year old, went into Mr. Trambley’s next door, and got hold of a bottle containing poison. She went home at once and became ill, when a doctor was called at 10:20 a.m. At 4:10 p.m. death ended the little ones suffering.
MACKENZIE (Windsor, Ont.) March 19 - The coroner’s jury appointed to investigate the death of Piper Mackenzie on Jan 27th returned a verdict last night, that it was due to natural causes. Prof. Ellis report on the analysis of the stomach was that it contained no poison.
BURNS (Stony Creek) - Mrs. Burns, relict of Michael Burns, passed away at a early hour this morning at her residence, Barton street. The deceased lady was ill but a few days. She was upwards of 80 years of age, and leaves three sons to mourn her demise.
KING (Binbrook) - Thomas King, an old resident of Binbrook, was buried at the Sinclairville cemetery on Tuesday last. Rev. G. Ferguson conducted the services.
MILLER (Canfield) - Rev. Judson Kelly of Glanford preached Mrs. Miller’s funeral sermon on Saturday last.
WOODRUFF (Toronto) March 20 - After lingering in dreadful agony, with both legs crushed since Friday morning, Charles Woodruff, died in the general hospital a few minutes after 12 o’clock this morning. He remained quite conscious up to a few hours before his death and was apparently
able to recognize his friends.
Woodruff tripped over the switch rods at Streetsville junction while coupling cars on an early freight on a siding, and, in falling, the wheels of the engine passed over his right leg, near the thigh, and the left one below the knee. He was hurriedly brought to the city, and removed to the hospital. Owing to his serious condition the doctors did not attempt to amputate either of the injured legs for fear that it might result fatally. No hope was held out for his recovering and the long time he lived was a surprise to the physicians.
MATHESON (London, Ont.) March 19 - Richard F. Matheson, one of London’s oldest citizens, died while reading the morning paper at his breakfast yesterday. Mr. Matheson had been in the post office department for 32 years, being accountant in London for many years past, and was superannuated a few weeks ago. He was 67 years of age, and for 51 years had lived in London.
Tuesday, March 21, 1899
JACKSON - In this city on March 20th, at 200 Picton street east, Joseph Jackson, aged 96 years and 3 months, a native of Lancashire, England. Funeral at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22nd , from above address to St. Luke’s church. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
FEATHERSON - In this city, on March 21st, 1899, Robert Lucas Featherson, aged 38 years, 6 months, 13 days. Funeral private, Wednesday morning 9 o’clock, from his late residence, 156 Catharine street south.
Dr Ryall has a peculiar case on his hands at the present time, and he does not know what to do in the matter. On Saturday Robert Featherson, 156 Catharines street south, took sick. A doctor was called in and prescribed for him. During Sunday he became worse, yesterday afternoon the doctor concluded that his patient had diphtheria. About 5 o’clock in the afternoon he notified the health authorities and a card was at once put up on the house. This morning at about 5 o’clock the patient died. Sometime yesterday it was reported at the Queen Victoria school that there was diphtheria at Featherson’s house and one of his children was attending school. The headmaster of the school reported to the health authorities as well. Now the question that is bothering the medical health officer is whether he should prosecute the Dr. for not having reported the case before. It is said that the school authorities intend to take the matter up, whether the health officer does or not. Featherson was a man of about 37 years of age.
MIDDLEMISS - At 262 Victoria avenue north, on Monday, March 20, Charles Randolph, youngest son of E.A. and Annie M. Middlemiss, aged 1 year and 24 days. Funeral private on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
BECKETT - Suddenly, of pneumonia at Englewood, N.J. on March 21st F. O. Beckett. Funeral notice later.
A telegram was received here today announcing the death of F.G. Beckett at Englewood, N.J.
The news was a great shock to his many friends, who had no intimation that he was ill. He went to Englewood on a pleasure trip shortly after the new year.
The deceased had been a resident of Hamilton and vicinity for a number of years. Some years ago he established Beckett’s foundry on the site of the Canada Coloured Cotton company’s factory. Later he was a member of the firm of Killey & Beckett. He was the promoter of the mountain drive and was interested in Hamilton, Ancaster, and Brantford electric railway.
The deceased was a brother of Henry Beckett of Barton.
COLE - The body of Robert Cole, who was killed between the cars at the Union station, Toronto, has been taken to Grimsby for interment.
IRONSIDES (Sarnia, Ontario) March 21 - Robert Ironsides, of Forest, a bachelor, aged 45 years, went to bed at the hotel Arlington here last night at 11 o’clock and woke up in eternity. He was accompanied to his room by the hotel clerk, who warned him about turning off the gas. The reply was: “I was born before you were”. These were the last words he was heard to utter on earth.
It is supposed that after turning off the gas Ironsides in some way turned it on again, for when the clerk went to call him this morning he found the room full of gas and Ironsides dead in bed. Mr. Ironsides was well connected and highly respected.
TOOHEY - Marion Brown’s trial for killing Constable Toohey in London is expected to begin Thursday.
CORNELL - Rev. William Cornell, pastor of the Friends church, Sparta, Ont. died suddenly Sunday about 2 p.m. He occupied the pulpit in the morning and was preaching again in the afternoon when stricken with apoplexy. He was removed to his residence where he past away shortly afterwards.
ROCHON, DALRYMPLE, DESCHAMP, STEWART, (Rockland, Ont.) March 20 - The scaffold erected inside of the large sawdust burner for the purpose of making repairs gave way just as the men were entering at one o’clock, and, coming down upon five who entered, killed four of them, as follows.: Louis Rochon, Henry Dalrymple, Eugene Deschamp, and Archie Stewart.
Xavier Frappier was four hours under the debris, and was finally got out seriously hurt. The accident took place at the mill’s of W.C. Edwards & co.
Wednesday, March 22, 1899
STORMS - On Wednesday, March 22nd, 1899, Katharine Elizabeth, beloved wife of Dr. Douglas G. Storms. Funeral from the residence 53 Bay street south, on Friday, 24th inst. at 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Storms has the sympathy of a large circle of friends on account of the death of his wife which occurred this morning. The deceased was a most estimable lady and her death is deeply regretted.
Mrs. Storms had been in delicate health for some time, but it was not until March 11th that her illness became serious. An operation was performed yesterday, and she never rallied from the effects of it.
McINTEE (Brantford) March 21 - The remains of the late Thomas S. McIntee of Burford, whose tragic death was reported on Jan 31 last, were quietly exhumed yesterday afternoon at the Burford cemetery for the purpose of conducting a post-mortem.
This action has been brought about by the desire of a number of residents of the village that an investigation should be held to thoroughly clear up the nasty rumours, which have been set afloat with regard to Mr. McIntee’s death. Dr. Sinclair of Paris, is conducting the investigation.
STEVENS - W.J. Stevens, manager of the Parsons Produce co. in Dawson, and formerly of Calgary, and earlier of Orillia, Ont. has died in the Klondike.
GRANT - Thomas Grant, Sr. one of the oldest residents of Woodstock, Ont. died yesterday, aged 86. He was born in Elgin, Scotland, and came to Canada over 50 years ago.
Thursday, March 23, 1899
STORMS - On Wednesday, March 22nd, 1899, Elizabeth Katharine, beloved wife of Dr. Douglas G. Storms. Funeral from the residence 52 Bay street south, on Friday, 24th inst. at 2:30 p.m.
BECKETT - Suddenly of pneumonia, at Englewood, N.J. on March 21st, F.G. Beckett. Funeral from the residence of Mrs. Malcolm, No. 49 Main street west, Hamilton, on Friday, at 4 p.m.
Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
HOPKINS - Dr. Hopkins, for 24 years a resident of Kincardine, Ont. died there Tuesday at the age of 83 years. He was a native of Ireland and came to Canada in the troublesome days of 1837. He lived at Montreal, Brockville, Toronto, London, and Dunnville, before coming to Kincardine. He did service with the Dunnville field battery during the Fenian raid. He was a nephew of the late Ogle R. Gowan, and, like his uncle, an ardent Orangeman. He was a Conservative of the old school, and at the time of his death occupied the position of President of the West Bruce Liberal-Conservative Association. The remains will be taken to Dunnville for interment.
McINTOSH (Westover) - B. McIntosh, who had been ill for some time, died on Sunday morning at the advanced age of 93 years. Up to a short time before he died he was in the best of health. The funeral on Tuesday to the Brantford cemetery was very largely attended. The pall-bearers were John McIntosh, George Shaver, Ross Shaver, Morgan Shaver, Robert Nicol, and James Mills.
JOWSEY (Ottawa) March 22 - John Jowsey, a wealthy farmer, resident of Eardley township, about seven miles above Aylmer, committed suicide yesterday by placing the muzzle of a rifle in his mouth and pulling the trigger. The bullet entered the roof of the man’s mouth, and passing through his head stuck in the ceiling. Jowsey had been sickly for the past two years, and of late had become despondent.
CULCHETH - Mrs. Mary Culcheth, widow of the late John Culcheth, baker of Portsmouth, Ont. died last night of general debility, aged 80 years.
GIROUX - Joseph Giroux, an Ottawa baker, died yesterday at his residence, under somewhat suspicious circumstances. He had been unwell since Thursday.
BARKLEY - One of the few centenarians of Eastern Ontario, Mrs. Catharine Barkley, died at the home of her son-in-law, Charles Duland, Matilda township, aged 102 years.
MILLS - Samuel Mills, an old and well-known resident of Ottawa, was found dead at an early hour yesterday morning, near the works of the Canadian Granite company. Death is supposed to have been the result of heart failure.
McCAFFERY (Toronto) March 23 - Little Edith McCaffery, the five-year-old-daughter of Robert McCaffery, a labourer in the employ of the St. Lawrence Foundry co., was missed from her usual place at tea time last night, and the parents became alarmed. Searching parties were organized and inquiries were made concerning her whereabouts from relatives and friends. The police also were notified, but no person had seen or heard anything of her. About 9 o’clock while P.C. Guthrie was on duty on East Queen street, he was attracted by a large pile of snow at the side of Woodgreen Methodist Tabernacle.
The constable, fearing that more snow might cause a fatality, took steps to prevent another fall from the roof. Kicking the heap to one side he was surprised to see the arm of a child. Making further investigation he found the body of the missing girl. The little child had evidently been passing at the time when a large drift of snow slipped off the roof and buried her. The parents are distracted over the sad affair.
FRANKS (Gravenhurst) March 22 - On Monday last, the death of Mrs. Cecilia Franks, of Sahanatien, Gibson township, occurred under suspicious circumstances. The coroner Dr. Campbell was summoned from here, and in company with Archie Sloan, chief constable, went yesterday to the Indian Reserve at Sahanatien, about twenty miles from here. The body of the dead woman, accompanied by a number of Indian witnesses, was brought here today, where a coroner’s inquest is in progress. Some sensational letters, said to have been written by the husband of the dead woman, to a young girl in the vicinity, will be produced. Franks is an Indian.
Friday, March 24, 1899
SHAW - At Oakville, on March 23rd, Thomas Shaw, of Salmon Arm, B.C. aged 67 years. Funeral on arrival of the 12:15 G.T.R. train to White Church cemetery.
THEAKER - Drowned while skating on Hamilton Bay on Jan 4, 1899, William Theaker, aged 17 years. Funeral will take place on Saturday 25th inst. at 2 o’clock from his father’s residence, 200 Hughson street north, and will be private.
HILDEBRAND - In this city, Friday, March 24th, 1899, Gottleib Hildebrand, aged 56 years, 7 months, and 10 days. Funeral from his late residence, 159 Hess st. south, on Sunday, March 26th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
THOMAS - Henry Norman Thomas, in the 69th year of his age. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 o’clock.
O’MARA (St. Catharines, Ont.) March 24 - John O’Mara, an old and respected resident, was accidentally killed on Welland avenue this morning. He was holding his team of horses by the head while some heavy piping was being loaded on his wagon, when the team became frightened and
bolted. A heavy piece of iron projecting over the side of the wagon struck Mr. O’Mara on the head, crushing his skull and killing him almost instantly. He was a widower, 73 years of age, and had no children.
GALBRAITH - Thomas Galbraith, aged 77, died in Port Hope Wednesday.
BROWN - On Wednesday night the death took place at Blenheim, Ont. of Robert Brown, at the age of 85 years.
MANNING - Mrs. Manning, an old resident of Guelph, died suddenly Wednesday midnight, age 70. Apoplexy was the cause.
THOMPSON - Charles Thompson, druggist, of Tillsonburg, died yesterday after two weeks illness, in his 53rd year, leaving a widow and one son.
RICE - Yesterday morning Mrs. John Rice died at Chatham, Ont. after twelve years of suffering. Deceased was born in London and was but 48 years of age.
OSTRANDER - Capt. R.G. Ostrander, a highly respected citizen of Milford, Ont. died at his residence on Wednesday at the age of 59 years. Deceased had been a member of the Canadian Volunteer Force since 1862.
DONALDSON - A young man named Leonard Donaldson, late of Port Perry is dead. Some days ago, young Donaldson strained himself severely at the Y.M.C.A. gymnasium and an operation was performed, but although the patient for a time showed some signs of improvement, he finally sank and died yesterday morning.
CURTIS - Sergt. Cornelius Curtis, late of Her Majesty’s Thirtieth Cambridge Regiment, passed away in Toronto yesterday morning. Curtis served with his regiment through the Crimean war for which he had a medal, and three bars, and also a Turkish medal. The deceased was 73 years old. His death is attributed to the severe hardships through which he passed in the Crimea.
STEWART - John Stewart, of Port Perry, a dealer in turnips, and potatoes, who had been in Lindsay for a few days, while in conversation with other guests at the Daily house there at 6 o’clock last night suddenly fell forward from his chair and was taken up in a dying condition. Dr. Herriman was summoned immediately and on his arrival, Stewart regained consciousness for a few moments and dictated several messages and expired. Heart failure was the cause of his death.
THOMAS - Henry Thomas, who for years carried on a marble and granite business on York street, was found dead in his bed this morning. Deceased had rooms in J. Williams’ house, 8 Devonport street. Mrs. Williams about 10 o’clock this morning, noticed that Mr. Thomas was not stirring, and with some neighbours broke into his bedroom. They found him in bed dead. There was some blood on the floor, and when Dr. Gaviller, who was called, came, he concluded that deceased had got out of the bed during the night and hurt himself slightly.
Dr. Gaviller, said Mr. Thomas had been dead about three or four hours, and death was doubtless due to heart failure. Deceased had been in poor health for some time.
H.N. Thomas, and I.A. Thomas are sons of the deceased.
CLINE - Death came with awful suddenness to Philip Cline, who lived dear Ainslie wood. This morning he arose in his usual good health, and before breakfast went out to do some chores around the barnyard. When he did not return for his morning meal, Charles Cochrane with whom he resided went out to see what was he matter, and found Cline lying dead close to the barn. It is supposed that heart failure was the cause of death.
STORMS - The funeral of Mrs. Dr. Storms took place from the family residence, corner of Bay and Main streets, this afternoon, and was largely attended. The funeral service at the house was conducted by Rev. George Forneret, and Rev. A.E. Miller assisted. The pall-bearers were; H.P. Hinch, Napanee; J.H. Hinch, city; brothers of the deceased; Earl Storms, brother-in-law; Dr. J. Maybee, Odessa; Dr. A.C. Navety, Toronto Junction, and Dr. Wallace of this city. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held.
Saturday, March 25, 1899
TURNER - At his late residence, No. 145 Simcoe street east, on Friday 24th March, 1899, Richard Turner, station master, King street station (late conductor) of G.T.R. aged 63 years. Funeral Monday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Richard Turner, the well-known station agent at the King street station, passed away at his residence, 145 Simcoe street east, last evening. Death was due to a paralytic stroke. The deceased had only been off duty three days. On Tuesday morning he was seized with a fainting spell on the station platform, but with the assistance of some of his fellow employees he was brought around alright, and although weak, continued to work all day. On returning home that evening, he took suddenly worse, and early next morning was seized with paralysis.
Mr. Turner was 58 years of age, and had lived in this city for many years. For over twenty-five years he was a conductor on the G.T.R. and about three years ago he was appointed station master at the King street depot.
About five years ago he was shot by some tramps who were stealing a ride on his train, and since that time has never been in the best of health. He was a member of the Union Jack lodge, S.O.E. Merritton, and it is likely that the local branch of the order will have charge of the funeral. A widow and four grown up children are left to mourn his loss. They are Harry, of British Columbia, Walter, of this city, and Nellie and Lily also of this city.
RATTENBURY - In this city on Friday, March 24th, Elizabeth Rattenbury, beloved wife of Wm. Rattenbury, formerly of North Seneca. Funeral from the residence of her son, J.W. Rattenbury, 202 Main street east, on Sunday, March 26th, at 11:30 a.m. to Unity Church burying ground, North Seneca. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Rattenbury wife of William Rattenbury died yesterday at the residence of her son, J.W. Rattenbury, 202 Main street east, after a week’s illness. The deceased was 87 years of age, and was born in Devonshire, Eng. With her husband she came to Canada in 1849.
HILDEBRAND - In this city, Friday, March 24, 1899, Gottlieb T. Hildebrand, aged 55 years, 7 months and 10 days. Funeral from his late residence, 159 Hess street south, on Sunday, March 26th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
CLINE - Suddenly, on the 24th inst. at his residence on Dundas road, Phillip Cline in his 78th year. Funeral will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. from the residence of Mr. Chas. Cochrane, to Hamilton Cemetery.
LINGER - In this city, March 25th, 1899, Rena Madeline, infant daughter of George J. and Fanny Linger at 215 John street north. Funeral will take place on Sunday, March 26th, at 3:30 p.m. from the above address, and will be private.
DETLOE - At Freeman, on March 24th, at he residence of her brother Wood Freeman, Catharine Ann, wife of the late B.H. Detloe, formerly of Goderich. Funeral on Monday at 2:30 to East Plains cemetery.
BECKETT - The remains of F.G. Beckett, who died of pneumonia while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Arnold Marcus, at Englewood, N.J. arrived here from New York yesterday morning, being accompanied by Mrs. Marcus, James Beckett, of Boston, Mass. son of the deceased and Henry Beckett of Barton, brother of the deceased.
The funeral took place from the residence of Mrs. Malcolm, Main street west. Rev. Dr. Lyle conducted the services. Two favourite hymns of the deceased were sung, Mr. Harold playing the accompaniments, and Mrs. Robert Campbell, leading. The pall-bearers were H.C. Beckett, H.D. Beckett, nephews of the deceased, W.H. Gillard, W. Lanigan, R. Campbell, and Major Snyder.
The coffin was covered with flowers conspicuous among which was a large pillow, bearing the word “Father”.
The remains were interred in Hamilton cemetery. The funeral was largely attended, the deceased being so well-known and highly respected in Hamilton and vicinity having resided here nearly half a century.
Monday, March 27, 1899
ANDERSON - At the residence of his son, Dr. James Anderson, No. 23 Bay street south, on Sunday 26th March 1899, John Buchanan Anderson, aged 78 years. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (Private) No flowers.
John B. Anderson, of Bay street south, died early yesterday morning, after a brief illness, in which paralysis was the chief agency of death. Mr. Anderson was a well-known resident of the city, having resided here since 1872. He was a pattern maker by trade, but for the past two years had retired and was living with his son, Dr. James Anderson, at whose residence he died. Deceased was 76 years of age, and leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn his death. Mrs. Anderson died some five years ago. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from Dr. Anderson’s residence to Hamilton cemetery.
McCOY - Accidentally killed Saturday evening 25th March, 1899, Archibald McCoy, trackman of G.T.R. Funeral from Hamilton cemetery chapel, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GAGE - On Sunday 26th, 1899, Mary Ann, beloved wife of the late Andrew Gage, Ancaster, aged 81 years, 3 months, and 14 days. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law Ephriam Olmstead, Saltfleet, on Wednesday, 29th. Service at the house at 11 o’clock. Interment at Bowman church, Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
THOMAS - The funeral of the late Henry N. Thomas took place yesterday afternoon to Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Canon Forneret. The pall-bearers were the five sons of the deceased, and William Furniss.
BUDGE - Edward Budge, merchant tailor, of Port Hope, is dead.
BOYT - Edwin Boyt, for several years proprietor of the Anglo American hotel, Amherstburg, died yesterday.
WELCH (Amherstburg, Ont.) March 26 - Lizzie Welch, a sixteen-year-old-girl is lying cold in death at the home of her aunt Mrs. Eli Moro, and there’s every indication, says the physician who attended, that her death was due to poison by strychnine.
The supposition is that Lizzie committed suicide.
During the past couple of weeks the girl had attained considerable unenviable notoriety by having Henry Burneski, a Jew pedlar from Windsor arrested for assault. Burneski was sent up for trial by police magistrate McGee, of Amherstburg. At the assizes in Sandwich last week the case was dismissed by the judge on the evidence of Dr. Hobley, who testified that there was not the slightest indication that she had even been molested.
The girl returned to town on Thursday and on Friday was quite ill, suffering from severe vomiting spells. These increased on Saturday and in the afternoon she was seized with convulsions. Her condition became critical and a doctor was called, who administered a quieting potion. She remains unconscious until this morning when she died.
Her friends ridiculed the idea of suicide and claim that her death was due to the treatment she alleged at the hands of Burneski. They are clamouring for an investigation.
PALING (North Seneca) - Mr. Paling, a very old resident, has passed away. The funeral to Caledonia cemetery was largely attended.
SHAW (North Seneca) - Another old and respected resident passed away last week in the person of Thomas Shaw. The deceased had lived in Oakville for some time previous to his death. The remains were brought by rail to Hamilton and thence to the White Church cemetery, where a large circle of friends and relatives attended the funeral. Mr. Kelly of Mount Hope, conducted the services, assisted by Mr. Mooney, of Caledonia, who gave a very impressive address.
SMITH (Renforth) - The youngest child of George F. Smith died on Saturday last after a very brief illness of bronchitis. The funeral took place on Monday to Ancaster.
REDNER (Belleville) March 27 - Miss Alice Redner, daughter of the late Dr. Redner, of Rednersville, died at Napanee on Friday night. She was to have been married on March 19, but on the 17th, was taken ill with appendicitis.
Miss Redner was wealthy, and by her will bequeathed $6000 to her affianced husband, and $2000, to the woman with whom she boarded.
GARLAND - Mrs. John M. Garland, wife of Ottawa’s leading wholesale dry goods merchant, died at Los Angeles, Cal. yesterday.
McKENZIE - Ronald McKenzie, superintendent of the Peterboro Gas works, died suddenly in Toronto on Saturday a victim of heart disease.
DeLISLE - Mrs. Charles A. Delisle was discovered dead in bed at her home, 873 Church street, Toronto. The gas had been left turned on.
DWYER - Michael Dwyer, a resident of Port Arthur, for 25 years and an old railway contractor on the C.P.R. and afterwards road commissioner for the Ontario Government in that district, died Friday, after only two days illness.
COHOE (Tillsonburg, Ont.) March 26 - About 4:30 yesterday afternoon a most lamentable
accident occurred at the Courtland crossing of the Airline railway. An east-bound fast express on the Wabash struck and killed Jas. F. Cohoe, and his wife. They were driving into the village in a covered buggy during a blinding snow storm, and as a large pile of wood on the roadside obstructed their view they did not notice the approaching train, and as they reached the track the train bore down upon them. Mr. Cohoe was thrown about 20 feet, and Mrs. Cohoe about 40 feet. The buggy was completely demolished, but the horse was not injured. The train was pulled up quickly and a crowd gathered immediately and the victims were carried into a neighbouring house and Dr. Bennett of this town summoned. Mr. Cohoe only breathed a few moments, and Mrs. Cohoe lingered unconscious for nearly two hours, passing away just before the Dr. arrived.
Squire Cohoe, as he was familiarly called, was one of the most prominent in Norfolk county.
BERTHIAUME (Windsor, Ont.) March 26 - George Berthiaume, aged 23, brakeman on the Grand Trunk railway, whose home is in this city, met a sudden and terrible death while in the performance of his duty this morning. He was riding on the top of the freight with his back towards the engine. Apparently forgetful of the overhanging bridge over the tracks near Princeton, he was struck a blow which knocked his brains out. The body when picked up was badly mangled. Berthiaume was unmarried.
RATTENBURY - The funeral of Mrs. Rattenbury took place yesterday from the residence of her son, J.W. Rattenbury, Main street east, to Unity Church burying ground, North Seneca.. The pall-bearers were all grandsons as follows; H. Clark, W. Clark, E. Clark, George Shaw, A. Richards, and W. Rattenbury. Rev. W.G. Brown performed the funeral service in Hamilton and Rev. H.G. Livingstone, pastor of Unity Methodist church, at the grave.
TURNER - The funeral of Richard Turner took place from the family residence, 145 Simcoe street east, this afternoon, and was largely attended by railway men, and members of the Sons of England. The deceased was a member of the Merritton lodge, S.O.E. and the members of the local order had charge of the funeral. Rev. Robert Burns conducted the service at the house and grave.
Tuesday, March 28, 1899
LIGHTFOOT - In New York City, March 27th, 1899, Mrs. Augusta (Gussie) Lightfoot, widow of the late George B. Lightfoot. Funeral notice later.
LIGHTFOOT - In Colorado, March 18th, Mr. William Lightfoot, late of John street south, of pneumonia.
TROMKOFSKE - In this city, on Sunday, March 26th, William Tromkofske (German) aged 50 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from Green Bros. Emporium Parlours, corner of King and Catharine streets. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BROWN - At London, on Monday, the 27th, Irvine Harley, infant son of J. Harley and Margaret Brown. Funeral on Thursday, from Woodlawn, Hamilton.
Irvine Harley, infant son of J. Harley Brown, of London, and grandson of Adam Brown of this city, died very suddenly last night. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have the deep sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
PETTIT - W.L. Pettit, who resided near Oakville, died at the residence of his brother, A.H. Pettit, last Saturday night, and the remains were taken to Oakville this morning for interment.
CARTWRIGHT - J. Cartwright, a C.P.R. brakeman, fell under the trucks of the tender of the engine of the Soo train on Sunday morning while working in the C.P.R. yard at North Bay, sustaining injuries from which he died last night. His remains will be taken to his former home in Meaford for burial.
AGAR (Naticoke) - Mrs. George Agar, one of the oldest settlers in this vicinity, passed away on Saturday last. The remains were interred in Christ Church cemetery on Monday.
UTZ - P.C. John Utz, of Toronto, died last night after undergoing an operation.
BATLEY - John Batley, of Mackellar, was drowned by being swept over a dam.
FOSTER - John Foster, one of the oldest residence of Windsor, died in his home on Windsor avenue last night. His estate is estimated to be worth, about $60,000.
WELCH (Amherstburg, Ont.) March 27 - Amherstburg people are beginning to regard the death of Lizzie Welch as a grave mystery. This morning the coroner decided to hold an inquest, and under his instructions Dr. Teeter made a post-mortem examination of the body. As a result of this examination the Jew pedlar, Burneski, of Windsor, stands doubly acquitted of the girl’s charge against him, and Dr. Hobley’s evidence of the trial of that case is verified in every detail. The girl’s organs were found to be in normal condition, without the slightest sign of ever having being disturbed in any way whatever. The brain was normal and healthy.
The case now resolves itself into either suicide of murder. The former idea is not strongly supported. The girl always had an inordinate fear of death, and her bearing during the progress of the recent case was not such as would impress one that a sense of shame weighed very heavily upon her. It is just as hard to find who would have sufficient cause to get rid of her, as to resort to murder. The mystery may never be solved. (Some detail left out. Ed.)
The coroner’s jury will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock to hear the result of the post-mortem and examine the witnesses.
McCOY - The funeral of Archibald McCoy, who was killed on the G.T.R. by being struck by a C.P.R. express on Saturday night, took place this afternoon. Owing to the inconvenient situation of the deceased’s residence, the funeral was held from the cemetery chapel. It was largely attended by
railway men, Masons, and Workman. The deceased was a member of Barton lodge, A.F. and A.M. and the lodge had charge of the funeral. Rev. Wm Massey conducted the service.
CROOKS - George G. Crooks passed away at his home on Britain avenue, Benton Harbour, Michigan, at 4 o’clock Tuesday, March 14. He had been ill only a week. Mr. Crooks was born in Grimsby and was 80 years old. Since 1870 the family had resided in Benton Harbour. Mr. Crooks leaves a widow and four children. - Argie, Eva, Alfred, and May - to mourn his loss.
Wednesday, March 29, 1899
BROWN - At London, on Monday, 27th inst. Irvine Harley, infant son of J. Harley, and Margaret Brown. Funeral from the residence of Joseph Hobson, Esq, tomorrow, Thursday.
LIGHTFOOT - In New York City, March 27th, 1899, Mrs. August (Gussie) Lightfoot, widow of the late George B. Lightfoot. Funeral from 237 James street north, on Thursday afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
STEWART - Died at Toronto, on the 29th inst. in her 90th year, Anna Maria, relict of the late Alexander Stewart, contractor, Hamilton. Deceased had been a constant resident of Toronto during the past 70 years.
Mrs. Alexander Stewart, mother of Architect William Stewart of this city, died today in Toronto in her 90th year. Deceased was born in Tonawanda, N.Y. and had lived in Toronto for seventy years.
WELCH (Amherstburg, Ont.) March 28 - The inquest into the death of Lizzie Welch, sixteen years old, was concluded this afternoon.
After the report of the post-mortem examination was read, Coroner Hobley addressed the jury and stated that there was no doubt that strychnine had been administered in a number of small doses extending over a period of time.
In view of this, the jury rendered a verdict that deceased came to her death by poison administered by some person or persons unknown, and recommended that the stomach and other organs be subjected to a chemical analysis.
McINNIS - Norman McInnis, post-master and general merchant of Tiverton is dead. Deceased was in his 75th year, and never married.
McCOY - The sixteen jurymen summoned by Constable Libke to inquire into the circumstances of the death of Archibald McCoy, who was killed by a C.P.R. train last Saturday night met at No. 3 police station last night, and, after listening to the evidence until nearly midnight and then be closeted together for another hour, arrived at the following verdict.
“We find that Archibald McCoy came to his death on March 25, 1899, due to the neglect of the G.T.R. company in not having enough employees to keep the switches clear in such a stormy night; and we also feel that the section foreman was greatly to blame in keeping McCoy at work when he knew that the train was due; and we recommend that the whistles and bells be sounded at these crossings.”
STEWART (Attercliffe) - Mrs. John Stewart, an old resident well and favourably known in this vicinity, died in Dakota last week, was brought here for burial, arriving last Thursday accompanied by her daughter Mrs. Adam Moote. The funeral services were held last Friday.
Thursday, March 30, 1899
VOGAN - In this city, on Thursday, March 30, at the City Hospital, Margaret A. Vogan, aged 22 years. Funeral from the residence of Wm. Ayers, 305 Emerald street north, on Saturday at 2:30 P.M. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
POOL (Chatham) March 30 - While passing a L.E. and D.R.R. car on Colborne street this morning, Doyley Pool, aged ten, was killed. A piece of heavy timber fell off a flat car and struck the lad on the head, fracturing the skull. He died within a few minutes.
OUGH (Toronto, Ont.) March 30 - Richard Ough, a baker, living at Mount Albert, was found lying dead under his wagon between Mount Albert and Sutton yesterday afternoon. It is supposed the wagon upset in heavy snowdrifts and fell over on the deceased. It is uncertain that Ough was killed by suffocation or from a broken neck.
RILEY (Campbellford, Ont.) March 29 - This afternoon, while on his way to the Sunday school convention now being held here, J.M. Riley dropped dead, heart failure being the cause. Deceased was 70 years of age.
ARNOTT (Binbrook) - The remains of W. Arnott were interred in the Presbyterian cemetery on Monday last. The service was conducted by Rev. G. Ferguson.
William Arnott died in Toronto yesterday. He was for fourteen years chief of police of Peterboro.
WOODS - Ex-Ald. John Woods, of Toronto, died last night after a lingering illness. His death had been expected for several weeks.
FORSYTHE - A man named Forsythe was found dead on a dredge at Cardinal, where he was making some repairs. A large iron wheel lying on his head is supposed to have caused his death.
Saturday, April 1, 1899
RYMAL - Suddenly at Dundas on Friday, March 31st, Hannah, beloved wife of David A. Rymal, aged 69 years. Funeral from her late residence, 271 King William street, Monday, April 3rd, at 1 p.m. to Waterdown Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectively requested to attend.
GILLIES - James Gillies, an employee of the Fonthill nurseries, died suddenly after walking two miles to his work.
LOCKHART - Percy Lockhart, a Walkerton boy, was killed while fighting with the American forces in the Philippines.
PATTENGILL - A man killed by an express train on the Boston and Maine road had papers in his pocket bearing the name John E. Pattengill, Lancaster, Ont.
WHITE (Kingsville, Ont.) March 30 - Whilst Miss Esther Grenier, of this place, was in Windsor and Detroit purchasing her trousseau for her marriage, which was to take place here next Wednesday, to Arthur White, of Boyne City, Michigan, word was received by telegraph of the sudden death last evening at the latter place of her affianced husband. The prospective bride was informed of the sad news by her brother this afternoon and is completely prostrated with grief. Miss Grenier is one of the most popular and well-beloved society young ladies of Kingsville.
Monday, April 3, 1899
ROBINSON - In East Flamboro, near the Valley Inn, on Sunday April 2, 1899, Robert Andrew Robinson, aged 23 years. Funeral from his father’s residence, East Flamboro, near the Valley Inn, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
FLETCHER - In this city, on April 1, George Whitney, second son of Joseph and Alice Fletcher, aged 18 years and 9 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence, 90 Peter street, on Tuesday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
CAMPBELL - At Burlington on April 2, 1899, George W. Campbell, formerly of Hamilton, aged 83 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 1:45 p.m. from the residence of T.A. LePatourel, Burlington, thence by radial car to Hamilton. Funeral from Hamilton radial station on arrival of car due at 2:50 to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
REDMOND - In this city, on April 1, of pneumonia and pleurisy, James Redmond, aged 37 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 401 Mary street, on Tuesday, April 4, to St. Luke’s church, where the funeral services will be conducted, commencing at 3 o’clock. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation; also members of the Sons of England.
The many friends of James Redmond, who resided at 401 Mary street, will be much surprised to hear of his death. He had been in the employee of the Sawyer Massey co. for some time past and went to work as usual last Wednesday morning. About 9:30 he felt a severe pain but worked on until noon, when he went home and called in Dr. A.E. Gaviller. On Friday night he developed symptoms of pleurisy, and on Saturday morning he was removed to the city hospital, but in spite of all that skill and care could do he grew rapidly worse and expired at 7:20. Rev. Napier Burns and C.E. Whitcomb visited him during the afternoon and administered the sacrament to him. His wife and her sister’s husband, George J. Goodall, were with him till he passed away. The deceased was for many years a much esteemed member of Lodge Acorn, S.O.E.B.S. and they will attend the funeral in a body. He was also a member of St. Luke’s church choir and a regular communicant. He was a native of Liverpool, England, and came to this country in 1884, and had since resided in Hamilton. He leaves a widow and one child Ernest Leslie, aged 2 years and 9 months. Much sympathy is expressed for his widow.
NIXON (Toronto) April 3 - Lying at the foot of the elevator shaft in the building occupied by the Toronto Jewel Case company, on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, was Joseph Nixon, an employee.
His head and face were terribly crushed in, but withstanding those injuries, he was conscious. Several of the employees carried the dying lad into the basement and had him immediately removed in the ambulance to the emergency hospital. He lingered in dreadful agony until 3 o’clock, when he became unconscious, and at 4:30 he died.
Nixon was operating the elevator at the time of the accident, and in leaning over the edge lost his balance at the second floor and fell to the basement. The right side of his face was completely torn off, and besides this he sustained a fracture of the skull. He was sixteen years of age, and leaves a widowed mother.
Tuesday, April 4, 1899
REID - At sea, on March 20th, on his way home from Chili, Henry D.A. Reid, C.E., eldest son of George Lowe Reid, of Brighton, England.
LAWSON - In this city, on Monday April 3, Robert Brown Lawson. Funeral will take place from his mother’s residence, 261 Main st. west, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday April 5. (Private).
REDMOND - The funeral of the late James Redmond, who died yesterday in the city hospital, took place today. The pall-bearers were members of Acorn lodge, S.O.E. the deceased having being a member of that lodge. Rev. E.N.R. Burns conducted the service.
BARBER - James Barber, aged 82, an old residence of Owen Sound, fell down stairs on Saturday evening, injuring himself so much that paralysis resulted. He died yesterday.
MACHAR - A Kingston Ont. dispatch says; John Machar, Q.C. son of the late Rev. John Machar, one of the first pastors of St. Andrew’s church, died this morning after a lengthened and painful illness. He was local master of the court of chancery, and a careful and capable lawyer. He was about 52 years of age.
Wednesday, April 5, 1899
GREENHILL - At St. Mary’s Hospital, Detroit, on April 1st, Anna M. Campbell, wife of James S. Greenhill, and daughter of the late William Campbell. Interred at Leamington.
THOMPSON (Lucan, Ont.) April 5 - John Thompson, a respected well-to-do farmer who lived on the Roman Line, Biddulph, three miles from this place, was found by his wife at 11 o’clock last night hanging to a beam at the end of a rope. The case was evidently one of suicide, melancholia
being the supposed cause.
GILLIES (Fonthill) The sad and sudden death of James E. Gillies, a son of Duncan Gillies, of this place, at Brown Bros. nurseries on Friday morning last startled citizens. The young man, who had lived here almost all his life was extremely popular. He was laughing and talking to several of the employees of the nursery in the office just before the morning bell rang for work, and without a moments notice fell from his seat and it was thought he had fainted. One of his companions at once started off for Doctor J.O. Emmett, who immediately returned with a messenger, but found upon his arrival at the scene that death had taken place. Upon examination he pronounced a case of heart
failure. Last February the deceased married a most estimable young lady, Miss Kate D. McKinnon, who was a resident of Paris while he was in charge of a private conservatory for a party in that town, and after the marriage returned here and accepted a position to superintend the green house attached to the nursery of Brown Bros. They (he and his wife) had made all arrangements to start housekeeping here in a couple of weeks from this time, but it was otherwise decreed by fate.
The funeral took place on Sunday last, and a very large one it was. The services were held in the Baptist church here, Rev. George Sneyd, the pastor, delivering a very fine and impressive eulogy.
on the deceased. The interment took place in the Fonthill cemetery. The floral decorations were superb. A most beautiful pillow of white roses, lilies etc. was procured from Hamilton by the employees of Brown’s nurseries. An elegant large cross, mostly composed of roses was presented by the Christian Endeavour society of this town. The young men of this place presented a lovely wreath, and the members of the Fonthill brass band, of whom deceased was a member, sent a magnificent floral exhibit, representing a cornet, as he was one of the cornetists of the band, the three last floral pieces being procured at Morris Stone and Wellington’s the Fonthill nurseries. The church edifice was crowded long before the funeral cortege arrived, and the brass band discoursed
solemn music on the way from the residence of the deceased to the church, and from thence to the place of interment, Fonthill cemetery. The widow of the deceased and her sister Mrs. Thomas Brown, also of Paris arrived here on Friday evening and returned home to Paris on Monday afternoon.
MERRITT (Attercliffe) James H. Merritt, one of Caistor’s oldest and most esteemed residents, passed suddenly away last week. The funeral service was largely attended.
SUDDS (Chatham, Ont.) April 4 - Thomas Sudds, while working on Steinhoff & Gordon’s oil derrick at Wallaceburg, fell from the top, and was fatally injured, his skull being crushed in two places, besides minor injuries in different parts of his body. Mr. Sudds was at the top of the derrick, seventeen feet from the ground, engaged in his work. He stepped on a board, which would not bear his weight, he being a heavy man, and was participated to the bottom, his head striking a large block. The doctors hold no hope for his recovery.
CAMPBELL (Owen Sound, Ont.) April 4 - Duncan Campbell, an employee of J.S. Findlay’s saw mill, lies at the general and marine hospital in a dying condition as the result of an accident which occurred today at the mill. A twelve foot board was thrown with terrific force from an edger, and in its flight across the building struck Campbell on the side of the neck, about the base of the brain, knocking him senseless. He was removed to the hospital when Dr. Middlebro, attending physician holds out no hope of his recovery, the contusion extending to the spine.
Thursday, April 6, 1899
DUFFY - On April 5th at 66 Hughson street south, John Duffy, in his 34th year. Funeral Saturday, April 8th, at 8:30 a.m. from St. Mary’s cathedral, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
John Duffy, died last night at 66 Hughson street south, after a long illness. The deceased was 34 years of age. He used to be clerk at the St. Nicholas hotel, after which he started an hotel at the corner of Cannon and John streets. On account of bad health he had not been in business for several years. The deceased had a large circle of friends who will regret to hear of his death.
HUGHES - Mrs. John Hughes, of St. Catharines, died here yesterday. The remains were taken to St. Catharines for interment.
RUDELL - Frances Rudell, of the seventh line, Esquesing, dropped dead yesterday while engaged in her household duties.
CAMPBELL - Duncan Campbell, of Owen Sound, who was injured by a piece of board which flew from the saw in Findlay’s mill, hitting him in the side of the head, died yesterday morning.
GRIFFIN - Robert Griffin, a fifteen-year-old-Toronto boy, died in the police ambulance yesterday afternoon, as he was removed to a hospital. The boy had been suffering with appendicitis for some time.
LILLIE (Toronto) April 6 - Robert Lillie was run over by a train and instantly killed in the passenger yard at the Union station yesterday morning. No person saw the accident but Lillie had evidently been struck by a train of four freight cars, which were being shunted eastward on one of the tracks. The man’s oil-can was found a considerable distance west of where the body was picked up, and it is believed that Lillie was dragged about 150 feet along the ground after being knocked down. The man’s neck was broken and one of his feet was almost severed at the ankle.
The deceased was a favourite among the men at the yard, and had been in the employ of the C.P.R. for about 22 years.
ROSS (Tavistock) April 5 - George A. Ross, who bought out the drug store from Dr. Steele some months ago, was found dead in his store at half-past-twelve this afternoon. He was last seen alive by his clerk at 12 o’clock, just before the latter went to dinner. On his return from dinner, he found Mr. Ross dead in the store.
Mr. Ross came to Tavistock from Strathroy. Before this he was for a time a clerk in a drug store in Toronto. He was a young man, 28 years of age. He was a nephew of Hon. J.W. Ross, Minister of Education for Ontario.
DELISLE (Amherstburg, Ont.) April 5 - Henry Delisle, a farmer living in Malden township, was drowned yesterday off Bar Point. He was in a rowboat with one Brothers, when it capsized. Brothers was rescued but Delisle was drowned before assistance could reach him. He leaves a widow and two children.
Friday, April 7, 1899
DUFFY - On April 5th, at 68 Hughson street south, John Duffy, in his 34th year. Funeral Saturday, April 8th, at 8:30 a.m. from St. Mary’s cathedral, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
McNAB - In this city, on Thursday April 6th, 1899, Eliza McDonald, beloved wife of Wm. McNab. Funeral from her late residence, 56 Burlington street, on Saturday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. No flowers.
Saturday, April 8, 1899
MORROW - In this city, April 7, 1899, Nancy, relict of the late Charles Morrow, aged 78 years. Funeral from 104 Wilson street on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Charles Morrow died last night at her late residence 104 Wilson street, after being ill for some time. The deceased had been a resident of Hamilton for a number of years. She was born in the county of Armagh, Ireland. Mr. Morrow died on January 1 last.
The deceased leaves one son, Charles Morrow, and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Wilson.
HOWARD - John B. Howard, late of St. John’s Newfoundland, died in Toronto yesterday. He was 73 and a prominent Orangeman.
JOHNSON - Henry Johnson, of Toronto, died yesterday after a brief illness with heart disease. Deceased was 51 years of age, and lived at 249 East King street.
ARKSEY - At Wyebridge, Ont. on Thursday evening a veteran of the township of Tiny, Simcoe county Ontario, U.S. Arksey, J.P. passsed away in his 80th year.
DORBECKER - George Dorbecker, for forty years, a resident of Waterloo, Ont. has just died in Waukegan, Ill. at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. Hope. Deceased was 79 years of age.
BROWN - J.L. Brown died in Toronto yesterday, after a prolonged illness at the residence of his son-in-law, W.M. Kennedy. Deceased was a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to this country 30 years ago. He was a bookkeeper. He was 65.
BRUCE - After a years illness, Joseph W. Bruce died in Toronto on Thursday, at the age of 34 years. Prior to his illness, Bruce was employed by the Shedden Cartage company. Deceased’s two young children died a month ago within a week of each other from scarlet fever.
MORONGHAN (Kingston, Ont.) April 7 - At seven o’clock this morning at the home of William Moronghan, York street, Moronghan’s dead body was found suspended by a rope from the ceiling. At noon yesterday Moronghan’s wife left him taking her three children with her, and this act is thought to have preyed on his mind. The family came to the city one month ago from the country. Moronghan secured work only yesterday, consequently the family were in very destitute circumstances. Years ago he was in prosperous circumstances on a farm a short distance from the city, but through dissipation he lost his farm and wealth.
Last night he took supper with David Teele. After going home he secured a clothes line, passed it through a stove pipe hole in the ceiling, tying it over a piece of cord wood. The other end he fastened around his neck, stood on a chair and then kicked it away. He was twice married, leaving four grown up children by his first wife, and three children by his second wife, who was Miss S.J. Gamble, of Smith’s Falls. He was about sixty-three years old.
DUFFY - The funeral of John Duffy took place this morning from the family residence, 66 Hughson street south, and was largely attended. The remains were taken to St. Mary’s church, where Rev. Father Holden said High Mass. At the grave Rev. Father Walter’s officiated. The pall-bearers were; T.O’Brien, P. Austin, A. Gillespie, Austin Davis, F. McKeown, and P. Duffy.
Monday, April 10, 1899
McBRIER - On April 9th, 1899, in her 78th year, at the residence of her son-in-law, A. Nightengate, 194 Palmerston avenue, Toronto, Elizabeth, widow of the late James McBrier, of Dundas. Funeral at Dundas on arrival G.T.R.Y. train, 4 o’clock Tuesday, 11th inst.
Mrs. Elizabeth McBrier died at Toronto yesterday. She had lived in Canada for 63 years, coming from her home in the County of Wexford, Ireland, when twelve years of age. She first settled in Toronto, and after a few years came to Hamilton. About five years ago she returned to Toronto.
MURPHY - On Saturday, April 8th, Catharine, beloved wife of Robert J. Murphy, aged 92 years. Funeral from her late residence, 156 Rebecca street, on Tuesday morning, at 8:30, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
LAFFERTY - On Sunday, April 9th, at the residence of her son, 24 Bay street south, M.M. Lafferty, wife of Jas. D. Lafferty. Funeral (Private) on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Mrs. Lafferty, mother of James Lafferty, M.D., 24 Bay street south, died at her son’s residence yesterday afternoon after a long and painful illness. The funeral, which will be private, will take place tomorrow afternoon from Dr. Lafferty’s residence.
HAINES - Early last evening Clarence Haines, a son of W.H. Haines, of the village of Lyden, accidentally shot himself with his father’s revolver, and as a result his death is hourly expected.
Shortly after supper last night, he went into the pantry to get a drink of water. While there he took his father’s revolver, which was lying on a shelf, and began examining it. While fooling with the weapon and as the barrel was pointing to his right side, the hammer came down and exploded a cartridge. Young Haines uttered a cry and fell to the floor. The bullet entered his right side passing through his lung and resting in his back near the left side.
Dr. J.M. Gibson was called and successfully probed for the bullet, but he has but little hope of saving the young man’s life. Inflammation has set in, and the patient is weak from the loss of blood. Haines is about eighteen years of age. He has a brother a traveller for a Hamilton shoe store, and a uncle, Alex Haines, living on Napier street.
McMILLAN (Lindsay, Ont.) April 9 - A sad and fatal accident happened in the Sadler, Dundas, & Flavelle companies flour mills here Saturday night. Just before closing down the mill at midnight, John McMillan, one of the employees, attempted to disconnect the oatmeal department from the rest of the machinery. His foot slipped, and in trying to recover his balance he was caught by a revolving shaft which drew him in between a pulley and some timbers, and before it could be stopped he was badly mangled. The physicians found it necessary to amputate one of his legs.
The shock was so great that he could not recover and died this evening. Mr. McMillan was widely known, especially among the curling fraternity, as he was one of the best at that pastime in the country. Much sympathy is extending on all sides to his family and friends. He was unmarried.
HARDY (Toronto) April 10 - John W. Hardy, a C.P.R. engineer, died suddenly from heart failure at his residence, 128 Peter street, on Saturday afternoon. He had been ill for a week, but as he seemed to be rapidly recovering his medical adviser told him he could go around the house on Saturday. He had been up for about a couple of hours when he was seized with faintness, and sat down in a chair, expiring almost immediately. Deceased was in his fiftieth year.
Tuesday, April 11, 1899
O’DRISCOLL - The friends of Miss Lena O’Driscoll will regret to learn of her death, which occurred at her home in Dundas this morning. Miss O’Driscoll contracted a cold about a year ago, from which she never recovered. She was a very estimable lady and had a large number of friends, in this city, where she was engaged as stenographer in H.H. Robertson’s office.
FROST - Charles Frost, labourer, aged 43, died suddenly yesterday at Mapleton, Ont. from lung trouble.
CAMERON - Mrs. Cameron, wife of John Cameron, governor of Woodstock jail, died yesterday morning. The direct cause was pneumonia.
WILLIAMSON - Word comes from Rat Portage that Paul Williamson, a half-breed in the employ of the Hudson’s Bay company, had accidentally killed himself by a discharge from his shotgun.
BARNES (Simcoe, Ont.) - Three lads went fishing yesterday afternoon a short distance from the town. Their boat capsized and one of the boys, Joseph Barnes, was drowned. The body was recovered.
PEARCY (Kingston) April 10 - The young man, Henry Pearcy, struck yesterday by a Grand Trunk train near Gananoque and brought to this city for treatment, died this morning. He was brought out from England eight years ago, by those interested in the Marchmont Home, Belleville, who will take charge of the interment. The young man was seventeen years of age. He did not recover consciousness.
Wednesday, April 12, 1899
SCOTLAND - In this city, on Tuesday, April 11th, 1899, John Scotland, aged 50 years. Funeral from his late residence, 68 Crooks street, on Thursday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
John Scotland, 68 Crooks street, died suddenly yesterday afternoon. The deceased, who for some years had been an engineer from the G.T.R., took sick about six months ago, and had not been able to attend to his duties since. Latterly however, he had been feeling some better, and it was his intention to return to work today. Early yesterday afternoon he left his home to go for a stroll.
He had not gone far when he had a haemorrhage, and had to lean against the fence in front of William Gay’s residence, 323 York street. He was assisted to the steps leading to Mr. Gay’s door. Medical aid was hastily summoned and Dr. Osborne, and Dr. Philip were soon on the scene, but could do nothing for the unfortunate man. In less than fifteen minutes he was dead. Death was due to haemorrhage.
Constable English was on the scene before the man and he conveyed the sad news to the family of the deceased. The body was removed to Dodsworth’s Parlours to be prepared for burial.
The deceased was about 45 years of age, and leaves a widow and family and ten small children to mourn his loss.
YALDON - In this city, on April 12th, John Yaldon, at his late residence, 330 Hughson street north. Funeral notice later.
ARMSTRONG (Owen Sound) April 11 - Last evening at 6 o’clock, William Reginald Armstrong, aged 79 years, clerk of the peace for the county of Grey, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. E.C. Stephens, Boyd street. Mr. Armstrong fell down a flight of stairs at the court house two weeks ago, receiving several nasty cuts and bruises, and a severe shock. He did not recover strength, and a few days ago was stricken with paralysis due to a clot of blood on the spine.
STRATHDEE (Brantford, Ont.) April 11 - A.C. Strathdee, for a number of years G.T.R. agent here, today received a letter from F.D. Wilson, agent of the Hudson Bay post at Vermillion, in the Peace River district, saying that a body has been found claimed to be that of Strathdee. The body was found by Indians and had been partially devoured by wild beasts. Mr. Strathdee is making an effort to have it identified if possible and brought home for burial.
The circumstances of the sad affair will be remembered. Mr. Strathdee and his son were travelling alone, via the Edmonton route, into the Peace River district in search of gold. One morning in September last, the son got up before his father, took his gun, left the tent in search of some small game and never returned. The distracted father spent ten days all alone in searching, then started for help, falling in with two men on the trail, who assisted him ten days longer in the search but without success. Mr. Strathdee Sr. was then forced to return home ere the winter closed in, leaving his lost son behind. Since then nothing has been heard of him.
WHITTON (Belleville) April 11 - A cablegram received today at Stirling announced the death of Leonard Whitton, the celebrated fat man, which took place yesterday in England, where he had been on exhibition for the past three years. Whitton was a native of Wellman’s Corners, this county. At the time of his death he weighed 640 pounds.
GREEN - John Green, a well-known wholesale dry goods merchant, of London, Ont. is dead.
RAINES - Arnold Raines, insurance agent, aged 45 and unmarried, died suddenly yesterday at his mother’s home in Toronto.
CARTNER (Dundas) Louie Cartner, youngest daughter of Thomas Cartner died of consumption on Tuesday morning. She was under sixteen years of age, and was a bright cheerful girl. She suffered for nearly a year. The funeral will take place to Grove cemetery at 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon.
Mc BRIER (Dundas) - On Tuesday afternoon, the body of Mrs. McBrier was brought by G.T.R. from Toronto to Dundas for burial. Mrs. McBrier was a former resident of Dundas.
SMITH, HIGHAM - On the afternoon of Dec. 28th, Albert Smith and John Higham, two young men who boarded with A. Lentz, Tisdale and Wilson streets, strapped their skates on their shoulders and started for the bay. Nothing was heard of either of them until this morning, when the body of young Smith was found floating in the bay, just off the smelting works pier. A few weeks, the young men disappeared; the rumour was afloat that a Hamilton man had met them in Buffalo, but this story was unfounded.
The body was floated to the shore and put in a boat and Constable Hazell towed it over to Dynes, and then notified the city police.
The remains were brought to the city and taken to Green’s undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial. The internment will take place tomorrow in Hamilton cemetery. Smith was
twenty-three of age.
Young Higham’s body has not been recovered. His father is a painter, living at 4 Henry street.
Thursday, April 13, 1899
FISHER - In Philadelphia, on the 12th April Sarah Burt, beloved wife of Elsner Fisher, of Hamilton.
Mrs. Fisher, wife of Superintendent Fisher of the T.H. & B. died in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon. She had been in poor health for some months. A short time ago she went to Detroit where she underwent an operation. The doctor recommended a change and she went to Philadelphia three weeks ago. She appeared to be doing nicely until Tuesday, when she had a bad turn. Mr. Fisher was telegraphed for and he went to Philadelphia, being there when his wife died.
The deceased was an estimable lady. Her relatives live in Detroit, where the interment will take place.
Mr. Fisher has the sympathy of his many friends here in his bereavement.
YALDON - In this city, on April 12th, John Yaldon. Funeral will leave his late residence 280 Hughson street north, on Friday morning at 8:30 to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please attend.
SMITH - Drowned in Hamilton bay on December 28th, 1898, Albert Smith, aged 23 years, and 9 months. Funeral Friday, April 14th, at 2 p.m. from Green Bros. Funeral emporium, corner King and Catharine streets. Interment in Hamilton cemetery.
The friends of Albert Smith, whose body was found yesterday, arrived in the city last night. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the undertaking establishment of Green Bros. It is likely that the $25 reward will be divided between County Constable Hazell, and George Elliott, who first saw the body.
SERO - Jacob Sero, of Ohsweken, Six Nations reserve died early this morning. He was 69 years old, and was born on the Bay of Quinte, moving to the Grand River 50 years ago. He was a member of
Kanyeugah church, Sour Springs. He leaves a widow. The deceased was J.O. Brant - Sero’s uncle.
DELANEY - Coroner Griffin held an inquest at the insane asylum last night in reference to the death of Mrs. Mary Delaney, a patient, who came from the township of Mono, Dufferin county. On Tuesday night the woman made a rope of her bedding, and while attempting to escape from her bedroom window, the rope broke and she fell to her death. She was about 36 years of age.
The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts, the officials being exonerated from all blame.
SMUCK (Glanford) - Mrs. Jacob Smuck passed peacefully away on Wednesday morning. The deceased who had been ailing for some years, was much respected by all who knew her. Three sons and a daughter are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother. The deceased was interred at the Salem church burying ground on Friday.
RICHARDSON (Dunnville, Ont.) April 12 - Allen Richardson, only son of Mr. Richardson, jeweller, of this place, accidentally shot himself through the heart while playing with a revolver at his home this afternoon.
IRWIN - J.B. Irwin, one of Galt’s ablest and best known lawyers, died at the Galt hospital yesterday morning of appendicitis.
Friday, April 14, 1899
GLASSFORD - At his late residence, No. 205 West avenue north, on Thursday, April 13, 1899, John Glassford, in his 70th year. Funeral notice later.
John Glassford, an employee of the Screw works, died yesterday. He had been ill about a week. He leaves a widow and eleven sons and daughters.
ARMOUR - On Thursday, April 13th, 1899, at the residence of her son, Creighton Road, Dundas, Margaret Jane Armour, relict of the late John Armour, formerly of Montreal. Funeral private.
Interment at Montreal.
SMITH - The funeral of Albert Smith, whose body was found floating in the bay, took place from Green’s undertaking establishment this afternoon. It was largely attended, the deceased having many friends in the city. Rev. A. L. Gee had charge of the religious services.
SCOTLAND - The members of the Brotherhood of the Locomotive Engineers had charge of the funeral of John Scotland, which took place from the family residence, 68 Crooks street, this afternoon. A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the cortege to the grave. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Rev. J.G. Shearer had charge of the religious ceremony at the house and grave.
MARCOUX (Cornwall, Ont.) April 14 - While engaged in their father’s sugar bush in an endeavour to boil down sugar, Eadras Marcoux, the five-year-old daughter of a farmer living near Alexandria was burned to death, and her younger sister was terribly injured. Sparks from the fire caught in the former’s apron, and she was soon enveloped in flames. Her sister endeavoured to extinguish the flames and as a result it is feared will lose both of her hands.
NICHOL (Ottawa, Ont.) April 14 - Anna Nichol, the seventeen-year-old daughter of Joseph Nichol, was killed last night by ice from the veranda of the house of F.M. Speidal, Albert and Lyon streets, falling on her. The young woman, who was employed as a domestic, was out for a walk in company with her sister when the accident happened.
PERKINS (Gorrie, Ont.) April 14 - James Perkins, grain merchant and treasurer of the township Howick, was accidentally drowned last night. The river has been overflowing its banks last week, and Mr. Perkins with a number of others was endeavouring to battle with the swift current, when a large piece of ice came in contact with the log on which he was standing, throwing him into the river. The river is being dragged but as yet the body has not recovered. Mr. Perkins was in his sixty- sixth year.
LUDLOW (Renforth) - John and Mrs. Cole went to Langford on Tuesday to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, S. Ludlow.
McKEAN (Canfield) - Mathew and Mary McKean have returned to St. David’s. after attending the funeral of James McKean.
RICKETTS (Markdale, Ont.) April 13 - A sad and fatal accident occurred near the C.P.R. station about 7:30 o’clock this evening. A number of children were playing on some timber, when Edgar Ricketts, aged 6, son of George Ricketts, a C.P.R. section man here, slipped between two sticks of timber, causing it to roll, fracturing the boy’s skull and causing immediate death. Dr. Ego was called, but was unable to do anything.
Saturday, April 15, 1899
HIPKINS - In this city, at 146 Napier street on Saturday, April 15, Alfred Hipkins, aged 56 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Monday, at 4:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No Flowers.
MARSDEN - On April 15th, 1899, at her father’s residence, 44 Main street west, Mary, third daughter of Thomas Marsden. Funeral private on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Kindly omit flowers.
GLASSFORD - At his late residence, No. 284 West avenue north, on Thursday, April 13, 1899, John Glassford, in his 70th year. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
CUNNINGHAM - At the Manse, Carluke, Ont. on Friday April 14, 1899, Grace Cunningham, relict of the late Thomas Cunningham, aged 75 years. Funeral private. Interment at Clairmont, Ont.
HAYES - In this city, on April 15th, 1899, at his late residence, 31 Sophia street, Michael Hayes, in his 78th year, a native of County Clare, Ireland. Funeral from above address on Monday morning at 8:30 to St. George’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Michael Hayes died this morning at his residence 31 Sophia street. He had been in poor health for about a year, and for the past six months his illness had been serious.
The deceased was 78 years of age, and was born in the County of Clare, Ireland. He came to Hamilton 52 years ago, and had lived here ever since. For many years he was in the baggage business, retiring about ten years ago. He leaves two sons - Matthew, of the International hotel, and Edward, of the Woodbine hotel, and two daughters - Mrs. P. Meegan, and Mrs. Roach.
Mr. Hayes was a highly respected citizen and had many friends.
COUTLARD (Huntsville, Ont.) April 15 - On Thursday morning the three-month-old daughter of J.T.D. Coutlard, barber, of this place was found dead in a cot. The circumstances of the case were suspicious. Coroner Reece decided to hold an inquest. The inquest was concluded last night, the jury returning a verdict to the effect that the child’s death was caused by wilful negligence on the part of its parents. The crown attorney has further action under consideration.
LEE (Norwich, Ont.) April 15 - Ira Lee, a highly-respected resident of this place, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by severing a jugular vein and bleeding to death. The body was found on the railroad track a short distance west of the station. The instrument of destruction was a sharp-bladed pen knife, and the suicide made a clean job of it. A note was found on the body, contained these words: “This is no case for inquiry. I do not wish to live any longer”. In view of the circumstances Coroner Ellis considered an inquest unnecessary. Deceased was an insurance and nursery agent, and was about 65 years of age. His relatives in Hamilton have been communicated with.
The deceased was Lyman Lee’s father, and was 61 years of age. For some time he had been a travelling representative of an insurance company. Mr. Lee and his brother-in-law, F.G. Scace of Toronto went to Norwich this morning.
TAYLOR (Ottawa) April 15 (Special) J.B. Taylor, whose death occurred this morning from a sudden attack of pneumonia, was known throughout Canada as the publisher for many years of the Ottawa Citizen. He was parliamentary printer for some time. He sustained heavy losses in carrying on the extensive establishment he had created, and afterwards entered the public service. At the time of his death he was assistant clerk of votes and proceedings of the house of commons. He was throughout his newspaper life a sturdy supporter of Conservative principles, and was esteemed by all who knew him as a man of the most exemplary and kindly character.
WILLOUGHBY - John Willoughby, of Dresden, is dead, aged 104.
FOX - Joseph Fox, an Indian, was killed by a train at Bothwell.
McLAUGHLIN - Patrick McLaughlin, proprietor of the Globe hotel, Kingston, died yesterday at the age of forty eight years.
ANDERSON - James Anderson, who for twenty-six years was principal of Givens street public school, Toronto, died in California yesterday, whither he retired in 1884. He was 84 years of age.
Monday, April 17, 1899
SNOWDON - In Burlington, on the 15th inst. Harry Snowdon, aged 58 years. Funeral from C.O.O.F. Hall, 94 King street east, on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
Harry Snowdon, hotel keeper of Burlington, died suddenly Saturday night of a complication of diseases. He was well-known in this city, having been bartender in the old Hub saloon for years.
He had lived in Burlington about a year. He was a member of Loyal Commercial lodge, C.O.O.F. and Dixon lodge, A.O.U.W, The former lodge will have charge of the funeral arrangements. The body will be brought from Burlington tomorrow and will be at the lodge room from 1 o’clock until 3. The funeral will take place at 3:30.
GARRETT - Early this morning April 17th, at her home, 35 Sherman avenue south, Jessie Bell, widow of the late John Garrett, of this city. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Early this morning Mrs. Jessie Bell Garrett, widow of the late John Garrett, passed away at her residence, 35 Sherman avenue. Mrs. Garrett was an aged lady and, though she had not been in the best of health for some years, her end was not looked for so soon. Diabetes was the direct cause of the death. The deceased came to Hamilton some thirty five years ago from Scotland. She was a charitably disposed woman, active in the work of Central Presbyterian church, and the Boy’s home. She leaves a family of five children - John, of Hartford, Conn, A.D. of this city; A.E. of Vancouver, B.C. Mrs. James Harvey, of Birmingham, Ala,, and Miss Daisy Garrett who lives at the family residence.
CUNNINGHAM - Mrs. Cunningham, who died at Carluke on Friday, was the mother of A.M. Cunningham of Cochran’s. The body was taken to Clairmont for interment.
HIPKINS - The funeral of Alfred Hipkins took place this afternoon from his late residence, Napier street. The deceased was well-known and his funeral was largely attended. The religious ceremony was conducted by the members of the Plymouth Brethren, Mr. Hipkins having being connected with that body for some time. The employees of the Spectator press, job, and newsrooms marched in a body to the grave. The pallbearers were four sons - Alfred, William, James, and Edward Hipkins, and two sons-in-law, Thomas Truscott, and Charles Coutts of Galt.
TRUMPER (St. George) - The funeral of Miss Charlotte Trumper, of Brantford, took place here last Tuesday afternoon.
HIGGINS (Toronto) April 17 - On Saturday afternoon Charles Edward Higgins, the three-year-old son of Edward M. Higgins, of the Dominion Hat company, was struck by a Metropolitan street car, and received such terrible injuries that he died shortly afterwards. The little fellow was trying to cross the tracks on Yonge street at the corner of Shaftesbury avenue, and not seeing the approaching car from the north, walked into the gearing at the side of the trolley. He was thrown below the wheels of the hide truck and dragged for some distance. In a dying condition he was removed to the hospital for Sick Children. He lingered until a few minutes before midnight, when death ended his sufferings. The lad sustained two fractures of the skull on the right and left sides, the bones penetrating his brain. His little body was also covered with bruises and cuts.
OAK, VANWARK (Deseronto, Ont.) April 16 - Three fisherman named Jacob Oak, George and William Vanwark left here about 6:45 last night in a small boat for their home near Powless ferry. This morning the skiff was found drifting bottom upward near the Rathbun companies docks. On investigation today it appears all three men have been drowned.
BRADLEY - Clifford Bradley, the four-year-old son of George Bradley, of Port Lambton, fell into the St. Clair river and was drowned.
SAUNDERS (Gorrie, Ont.) April 16 - A sad calamity took place this morning when George Saunders, who resides about five miles from Gorrie, committed suicide by drowning himself in the north branch of the River Maitland, about 80 rods from his father’s farm. It is believed that he had been temporarily insane for some time, and when the friends missed, on searching, they noticed foot marks in last night’s fall of snow and traced them to the bank. On making diligent search they recovered the body.
SPRUNG (Trenton, Ont.) April 6 - Last February Richard Sprung, of Trenton and another man were employed by the electric company to keep the ice out of the flume leading to the power house. One night while the two were working alone, Sprung suddenly disappeared and was never seen afterwards. It was thought that the time that he boarded a G.T.R. train. Yesterday morning his body was found floating in the Bay of Quinte on the south shore about two miles east of here. There is no doubt but that he fell into the opening in the ice during the night.
SWAYZE (Allenburg) April 15 - Richard Swayze, a well-known and respected farmer living about half a miles west of this village, died of heart failure yesterday. He was working at the barn and after eating his breakfast was seemingly alright and started over to his neighbour’s but turned back to the house saying to his wife he was getting blind and had a pain in his breast. Dr. Emmett was summoned, but Mr. Swayze died before he arrived. He was 56 years old.
Tuesday, April 18, 1899
PEREGRINE - At 65 Queen street south, on April 17th, Elesia, beloved wife of J.M. Peregrine. Funeral Wednesday, April 19th, at 2:30 p.m.
HAWKES - At No. 84 Inchbury street, on Tuesday April 18th, 1899, Eva Adelaide, infant daughter of Walter E and Mae Hawkes, aged 3 months. Funeral Wednesday at 4 p.m. Private
FRANCIS - At his late residence, 141 Walnut street, on the 18th inst. William F. Francis, a native of Berkshire, England, aged 26 years. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
PARROTT - It did not take the grand jurors long yesterday afternoon to come to the conclusion in the case of Benjamin Parrott, Jr. They brought in a true bill against the prisoner and formally arraigned before Chief Justice Armour, on the charge of murdering his mother, Bridget Parrott, on Feb. 8 last.
It had been said repeatedly that the matricide would plead guilty, as he was not disposed to expend any money in defending himself, with sundry talk of a similar nature, but from his conduct yesterday afternoon, a change had apparently come over the young prisoner, for when asked; “Are you guilty or not guilty”? He promptly answered in a strong clear voice, “Not guilty”.
J.J. McLaren, Q.C. the crown prosecutor asked his lordship to proceed with the case this morning, as he was prepared with his witnesses.
George S. Lynch-Staunton informed the chief justice that he had been retained and was not prepared with the defence. He asked that the trial be taken up on Thursday.
Mr. McLaren objected to so long a delay.
“I will fix the case for Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock”, said Chief Justice Armour.
“Make it Wednesday afternoon my lord” asked Mr. Staunton.
“I will take up so important a case in the afternoon and keep the jurors here all night” replied his lordship.
After a few more observations from the learned council, the chief justice said with emphasis
“Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock”, and so it was decreed.
Parrott looked in excellent health and was as cheerful as ever. He was brought from the jail to the court house and taken back in a cab, in company with Jailor Ogilvie, and Sheriff’s officer
Stewart. Parrott nodded to several of his old friends in the crowd, and cracked a joke with one or two of them.
PEREGRINE - At 85 Queen street south, on April 17th, Elesia, beloved wife of J.M. Peregrine. Funeral Wednesday, April 19th, at 2:30 p.m.
LOWES (Brantford, Ont.) April 17 - Thomas Lowes, molder, living on Oxford street, West Brantford, was drowned this forenoon. Deceased was crossing the G.T.R. iron bridge when a train came along. He stepped to the side of the bridge, and in some way he stumbled and fell into the water. He was a good swimmer and kept himself above water for some distance, but finally disappeared before assistance arrived. The body has not yet been found. He was 35 years of age and leaves a wife and two children.
HYNDRESS (Essex, Ont.) April 17 - Henry R. Hyndress was killed by an east-bound freight train about 10 o’clock last night at the crossing just west of the railway pump house. It is thought he rode from Windsor and jumped off as the train slowed on the curve. He struck a fence which is close to the track and was thrown back under the wheels. Both legs were cut off close to the body, and the unfortunate man lived in that condition for about three quarters of an hour. He was about 30 years of age, and a resident of Essex.
SCARFF - One of Woodstock’s pioneer business men in the person of William Scarff died yesterday at the age of 83 years.
AVEY - William Avey, for many years past proprietor of the Metropolitan hotel, and one of London’s oldest and best known hotel men died last night of consumption, after a lingering illness, aged 51.
PEREGRINE - Mrs. Peregrine, wife of J.M. Peregrine, coal merchant, passed quietly away yesterday morning after a lengthy and painful illness. She displayed great Christian patience and fortitude during all this time and was anxiously awaiting her Master’s call. The deceased was a member of Centenary church. She leaves three brothers and one sister - Wellington, and Walter Mulholland,
Troy, and Mrs. Badger, Shoal Lake, Man.
Wednesday, April 19, 1899
MELBOURNE - Suddenly at Buffalo, N.Y. on April 18th, 1899, Andrew E. Melbourne, in his 44th year. Funeral from his late residence, No. 149 Main street west, on Friday, 21st inst. at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Andrew K. Melbourne, of this city, died in a carriage yesterday afternoon in Buffalo while on his way to the station. His wife was sitting beside him at the time.
Mr. Melbourne went to Buffalo several weeks ago to be treated for a cancer and stayed at the Stafford house. The physicians finally told him that his case was hopeless, so yesterday he determined to go home. About one o’clock in the afternoon he started for the station in a carriage. Just as the carriage was passing the Fitch hospital, he died. Mrs. Melbourne called for assistance and some of the doctors in the hospital responded. Mr. Melbourne was carried inside, but he already was dead. He was forty-five years old
Mr. Melbourne was well and favourably known in the business world in Hamilton, and his sudden taking off was a great surprise to his many friends. For the past six years he has conducted a carriage hardware business on MacNab street north, and had attended to business up to the day he left for Buffalo. He had been treating with Dr. Cummings in the city, and was advised to go to New York to treat with specialists. He went to Buffalo instead, accompanied by his wife.
Mr. Melbourne’s bookkeeper, Paul Compass, went to Buffalo last night, and returned this morning with the remains. They were removed to deceased’s residence, Main street west, and will be interred on Friday. Mr. Melbourne was formerly associated with Cowans & Co. of London. After leaving that firm he resided in England for a couple of years living retired. He then came to Hamilton and started in business. He leaves a widow and one young daughter.
CALLOWHILL - In this city, on April 18th, William Callowhill, aged 69 years. Funeral at Caledonia, on arrival of morning train Thursday, April 20th.
W. Callowhill an inmate of St. Peter’s infirmary, died last night. The body was taken to Blachford’s private morgue, and this morning it was sent to Caledonia.
GARRETT - The funeral of Mrs. Garrett took place this afternoon. The pall-bearers were:
Alex Turner, A. Gartshore, John Calder, Alex Murray, Stewart Livingston, George A. Rutherford, William Southam, and John Harvey. Rev. Dr. Lyle conducted the religious services.
PARROTT - Benjamin Parrott Jr. was today found guilty on a charge of murdering his mother, Bridget Parrott. The jury was out one hour and twenty minutes. The prisoner was sentenced to be hanged on June 23.
Thursday, April 20, 1899
MELBOURNE - Suddenly at Buffalo, N.Y. on April 18th, 1899, Andrew Melbourne, in his 44th year. Funeral from his late residence, No. 149 Main street west, on Friday, 21st inst. at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
HOPKINSON - On Wednesday, April 19, 1899, at her late residence, 194 Bay street north,
Euphemie E. beloved wife of Jas. Hopkinson. Funeral Friday at 1:30 p.m. to Waterdown cemetery.
PULLEN - At 111 Herkimer street, on Thursday 20th April 1899, Clare Josephine, only daughter of John and Annie J. Pullen, aged 10 years. Funeral Saturday. (Private).
John Pullen, 111 Herkimer street lost his ten-year-old daughter this morning through heart trouble. The little one was an only child. The funeral on Saturday will be private.
HADDEN - In this city, on Wednesday April 19th, Wm. Hadden, aged 76 years. Funeral from A.H. Dodsworth’s Undertaking parlours on Friday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
MORAUGHAN (Kingston, Ont.) April 19 - The trustees of the Episcopal cemetery at Seeley’s Bay, 25 miles from this city, refused interment to the body of William Moraughan, who committed suicide here by hanging two weeks ago. The church authorities had been consulted and the relatives of the deceased may take legal proceedings to compel the trustees to allow burial to take place. The trustees claim that Moraughan being a suicide is not entitled to burial in consecrated ground.
PEREGRINE - The funeral of Mrs. J.M. Peregrine took place from her late residence yesterday afternoon. The pall-bearers were: W.W. Robinson, Joseph Greene, J.G. Cloke, Dr. Bruce Smith, William Morris, and Prof. Barker. Revs. G.F. Salton, and W.G. Brown conducted the services.
The chief mourners were: Mrs. Badger, Shoal Lake; Allen, Walter, and Wellington Mulholland, of Troy; McKendrie Mulholland, of Galt; Mrs. W. Able, Mr. and Mrs. Spence, of Brantford; Ross Mulholland, of Troy; David Peregrine, and Misses Peregrine, of Branchton; Joseph and Mrs. Lloyd, of Hamilton; and John and Mrs. Lee, of Troy. Beautiful floral designs were contributed by Mrs. W. Able, Mrs. Spence, Mrs. Coote, and Miss Chegwin, Joseph and Mrs. Lloyd, Walter and Mrs. Mulholland, Mrs. Badger, Griffith and Mrs. Lloyd, Wellington and Mrs. Mulholland, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. McKerlie, and Mrs. Parker.
PRUDHAM (Milton, Ont.) April 19 - A Coroner’s jury is awaiting the report of Prof. Ellis,
government analyst, before rendering a verdict as to the cause of the death of William Prudham, who died suddenly in Lowville.
Prudham was found lying in a wood shed in the rear of his house, with his feet over the saw horse, in which position he had fallen while cutting wood.
He was conscious when found, but almost immediately went into convulsions, and died shortly after being removed to the house.
Dr. Jones made a post-mortem examination. No marks of violence were found on the body, and the organs were in a fair state of nourishment. Nothing inconsistent with good health was discovered except in the membranes covering the spinal cord which were somewhat inflamed. This was indicative of spinal irritation, which might be produced by strychnine poisoning.
The inquest was adjourned until May 5, awaiting the report of Prof. Ellis, government analyst to whom the stomach and bowels of deceased had been submitted for examination.
RYAN - Roderick A. Ryan, of Toronto, died in Skagway last Friday.
McDONALD - Miss Helen McDonald, registrar of the surrogate court for the United counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, died in Cornwall yesterday morning.
LOWE - A boat’s crew has been dragging the Grand River since Monday in search of the body of Thomas Lowe, who was accidentally drowned in Brantford on that day, without success.
McCANDLESS - John McCandless, a well-known and much respected resident of Toronto, died Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness. Mr. McCandless was a clerk in the Toronto general post office since 1889.
Friday, April 21, 1899
SHAYLER - On Thursday, April 20th, 1899, at her late residence, 15 George street, Susan, the beloved wife of D. Shayler, in her 45th year. Funeral Saturday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BOYD - In this city, on April 20th, David Boyd, in his 63rd year. Funeral on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 160 Ferguson avenue north. Friends, also members of Chosen Friends, will please accept this intimation. Kindly admit flowers.
David Boyd, one of Hamilton’s oldest and most highly citizens, died at his home, 160 Ferguson avenue north, last night. The deceased was over 70 years of age, and had lived in Hamilton for the past fifty-three years. He was a cooper by trade, and followed that calling since he came to Hamilton. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, and will be attended by the members of the Canadian Order of Chosen Friends.
SMITH - At his late residence, North Grimsby on Friday, 21st April, 1899, John Henry Smith, aged 71 years. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. interment at the new cemetery Grimsby. Friends will please accept this intimation.
JACKSON - Alfred Jackson, of Simcoe, died at the residence of his mother, 625 King street east, last night. He was here on a visit and intended to return home soon.
COWAN (London, Ont.) April 21 - Ex - mayor James Cowan dropped dead this morning while walking in his garden. He was twice mayor of this city and one of the oldest and best known hardware merchants in Western Ontario. R.K. Cowan, local master-in-chancery, is a son.
MILLER (Wroxeter, Ont.) April 29 - One of the saddest accidents that have ever occurred in our village happened this evening about 8 o’clock. John Miller, a lad about fifteen years of age, and a companion named Arthur Robinson, were shooting muskrats along the banks of the Maitland river. Robinson asked Miller for some more cartridges, as his supply had run out. Miller laid his gun on a pile of brush, handed over the cartridges, and picked up his gun by the muzzle drawing it towards him. The trigger caught in the brush and the whole charge passed through the right lung, killing him almost instantly. The deceased is a son of the late T.F. Miller, of Wroxeter.
SMITH (Guelph) April 20 - David Smith, a well-to-do farmer in Nichol township committed suicide this morning.
The deceased, who was a bachelor about 50 years old, had been living with a sister on the farm about two miles from Fergus. Last night he was in the village and was apparently in his wonted health and spirits.
This morning, when the hired man went to the barn, he was found hanging, life being extinct.
The only cause that can be assigned for the rash act is despondency, although no special can be given for his being depressed.
KINSELLA (St. Catharines, Ont.) April 20 - Michael Kinsella, aged 37, a brakeman on the Wabash railway, fell of a car near Port Robinson and fractured his skull. He was brought to the hospital in this city, where he died this afternoon at 4:30. Just how the accident occurred will never be known, as he never regained consciousness. He was not missed from the train for some time, and when found was lying by the track bleeding badly.
Kinsella has a wife and two children living in Newark, N.Y. but his headquarters is in London, where the remains will be taken for interment.
MILLS - The death occurred yesterday at Kingston of Mrs. Mills, wife of Thos. Mills, of the banking firm of Mills & Cunningham.
ELWOOD - Lottie Elwood, the young woman who is supposed to have committed suicide at Detroit, lived at Bothwell, Ont. where the body has been taken for interment.
REYNOLDS - Two children of a settler named Reynolds, who formerly lived at Owen Sound, were crossing a stream near Dauphin, Man. on the ice, when it gave way, precipitating both into the water. The boy was rescued but died next day from the shock.
SMITH - One of the best-known residents of Grimsby, J.H. Smith, known to most people as “California” Smith, died at his residence, about 12:15 this morning, after an illness of several months, from liver trouble. The deceased was 71 years of age. Years ago he went mining in California and came back a wealthy man.
A few years ago the deceased came prominently before Hamilton citizens through the efforts of a party of slick Yankees to unload on him a gold brick or two. The deceased was too shrewd to bite however and the fakirs had all their trouble for nothing.
The deceased leaves a widow. The funeral will take place next Sunday afternoon at 2:30 to the new cemetery, Grimsby.
Saturday, April 22, 1899
BOYD - In this city, April 21, 1899, David Boyd, in his 63rd year. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, Ferguson avenue north. Friends, also Chosen Friends, will please accept this intimation. Kindly omit flowers.
WHITE - At Hughson street north, on April 22, 1899, Ernest, beloved son of Agnes and Henry White, aged 1 year, and 9 months. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
MILLER - The police have succeeded in locating the relatives of Robert J. Miller, who committed suicide at Valdosta, Ga. last Monday. His brother, Wm. Miller, is a cigar maker and lives at 139 Wellington street north. His mother also lives on Wellington street north. The deceased served his time at the plumbing with William Farmer, James street north, and afterwards worked for A.G. Miles on York street. He left here about three years ago and at that time was in good health. His friends have heard very little about him since. He was 36 years of age, and unmarried. It is not likely that the body will be brought here for burial.
HALL - Thomas Hall, who used to live in Hamilton some years ago, died in Toronto yesterday.
MORSON - Dr. Alfred Morson, father of County Judge Morson, died this morning at Toronto.
CHOWN - Rev. A.W. H. Chown, incumbent of St. Mark’s Emsdale and rural dean of Parry Sound, is dead.
LaRIVIERE - While crossing the Kaministiqueia river, near Mission Bend, Fort William, Harry LaRiviere was carried away and drowned.
LAING - Mrs. Laing, wife of Rev. J.R. Laing, Presbyterian minister, Wolfe Island, dropped dead Thursday night. Heart failure was attributed as the cause.
STOKES (Goderich) April 21 - Between 9 and 10 this morning, as a youth named Andrew Stokes, on a bicycle, and a man named Young in a buggy, were turning a corner, the wheel and buggy collided, smashing the wheel and throwing the boy off with great violence. After the accident, Stokes got up and was walking away when he suddenly fell to the ground and was picked up and taken home, when it was found that he was internally injured and broken ribs were pressing on the lungs. The injured lad died six hours after the accident, which was supposed to be purely accidental.
SKELLY (St. George) - Miss Nellie Skelly died on Wednesday, after an illness of four days. The remains were taken to Paris for internment.
Monday, April 24, 1899
WHITE - At 47 Hughson street north, on April 22, 1899, Ernest, beloved son of Agnes and Henry White, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
CRICKMORE - At his mother’s residence, No. 31 Steven street, on Saturday, 22nd April, 1899, Charles Goldsborough Dampier, only and dearly son of Mary and the late Benjamin Crickmore, aged 12 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to St. Matthews church. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Some weeks ago, Charles Crickmore, the twelve-year-old and only son of Mrs. Mary Crickmore, 31 Steven street was taken ill with appendicitis. He was a sturdy little chap and it was thought his chances of recovery were good. Complications set in however, and after two operations both of which he manfully submitted to, as he said, for mother’s sake, the little fellow passed away. The physicians did not think the last operation would be successful and doubted if the lad would live through it. His reply to their doubts was “go on. I want to live for mother’s sake and you will find that I can stand it”. He rallied from the operation but rapidly sunk again and died on Saturday.
The funeral will take place from his mother’s house to St. Matthew’s church tomorrow afternoon.
TURNER - At Mount Albion, Sunday, April 23, 1899, Dougald Turner, aged 83 years. Funeral from his late residence, Mount Albion on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Mount Albion cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
TERRYBERRY - Mrs. Terryberry, relict of Jacob Terryberry, of Barton, died on Saturday at the residence her daughter Mrs. Spohn, Pennibog, Mich. She was 92 years of age. The body will be brought here for interment.
BOYD - The funeral of the late David Boyd took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. The pall-bearers were members of the Canadian Order of Chosen Friends. Rev. A. MacWilliams conducted the funeral services.
SMITH - There was a large attendance at the funeral of J.H. Smith, of Grimsby, yesterday. The pall-bearers were: W.D. Kitchen, E.J. Wolverton, H.H. Anderson, L.L. Hager, Murray Pettit, A.G. Pettit, James Doran, and W. Doran. The services were conducted by Rev.Wray Smith, and Rev. Mr. Sterling.
WHITTON (London England) April 23rd - On Thursday, a grave was dug too short at the Macclesfield cemetery, and the mourners had to wait in the rain for three hours until it was lengthened. The funeral was that of a colossal fat man, who died suddenly while on exhibition in the town at a public house.
The coffin, which measured three feet six inches wide, by six feet ten inches long was so large that the window and a large portion of the front of the house had to be removed in order to get the corpse outside. No funeral hearse could be found sufficiently large to take the coffin and a tradesman’s lorry was requisitioned, a jack being used to lower the corpse into the grave.
The deceased, Leo Whitton, was aged forty two and weighed 41 stone. He was a native of Canada, having come here from near Belleville, Ont. and had been in Macclesfield only a few days.
The funeral was watched by a large concourse of people, who were kept back from the grave by the police.
It was found impossible to place the coffin in the grave, which was too little, and the relatives gave instructions for it to be returned home after it had been lowered no fewer than four times.
Owing, however, to its enormous weight, it could not be lifted onto the lorry. Hence the mourners had to wait around while additional grave-digging operations were carried out.
COULLIARD (Huntsville) April 23 - From all accounts there is apt to be serious trouble in store for parties involved in the death of an infant girl here last week, which a coroner’s jury has determined was caused by “want of attention and wilful neglect”
The wife of J.T.A. Coulliard, a barber, gave birth to twins last December, one of whom died after 23 days. The other, a girl expired on April 13. The medical man in attendance refused to give a burial certificate, and an inquest followed. From the evidence it appeared that the child was normal when born, but through lack of nourishment and proper care died as stated. Sores on the body were attributed to neglect and Drs. Hart, and Howland, who conducted a post-mortem stated in their report that the heart was natural, except from its anaemic condition, and that death was caused, in their opinion, by a long continued hypostatic congestion of the posterior of the lungs, which must have produced by the child being kept too long in one position and not having taken suitable nourishment.
The mother of the infant, in her evidence, said she was not very strong. She had two other children to look after and she did the best she could.
MILLS - Miss Edith Bertha Mills, daughter of Tax Collector Mills, of Toronto died yesterday morning.
COLLINS - Capt. John Collins, of Thorold is dead, as a result of a dose of poison taken in mistake for medicine.
HENDERSON - William Henderson was fatally injured while cutting cord wood at Oliphant by a falling tree fracturing his skull.
LOWE - The body of Andrew Lowe, of Toronto, the employee of the Grand Trunk freight shed who disappeared so mysteriously on Dec. 5 last, was on Saturday morning found floating in the bay.
GROUNDWATER (Toronto) April 24 - James Groundwater, who lived at 64 Duke street, bought a small bottle of strychnine on Friday. He said he wanted to poison some rats, but on Saturday afternoon he drank the contents of the bottle himself. His cries of agony aroused the other inmates of the house, who immediately summoned Dr. Adam Beattie. Groundwater still persisted that he wanted to die, which he did about twenty minutes after the doctor arrived. He was employed at the Christie-Brown company for nearly eighteen years, but quit work three weeks ago. It is said he habitually became despondent after dissipation. He was about 70 years of age and had lived apart from his family for some time.
Tuesday, April 25, 1899
CAMPBELL - At her parents’ residence, No. 80 Merrick street on Tuesday 25th April, 1899, Annie, youngest child of Duncan and Agnes Campbell, aged 3 years and 2 months. Funeral Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MOODIE - At her parents’ residence, No. 118 George street, on Tuesday, April 25th, 1899, Gertrude, second daughter of John and Mary Moodie, aged 6 years and 11 months. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. Private.
Gertrude, the-six-year-old daughter of John Moodie, 118 George street, died early this morning. The deceased was a bright girl, a general favourite and her death will be deeply regretted.
UPTON - On April 25th, Vera Martha, youngest child of Thos. and Alice Upton, aged 2 years and 10 months. Funeral Wednesday the 26th, from parents’ residence, corner Ida and Myrtle sts. at 3:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
McINTYRE - In this city, on April 24th, Mary McPherson, second daughter of Archibald and Annie McIntyre, aged 2 years. Funeral from 176 MacNab street north, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Interment at city cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DINCH (Toronto, Ont.) April 25 - A body was found in the bay this morning, which was identified as that of John Dinch, aged 28, an employee of the gas works, who disappeared on Dec. 21, last. The deceased was a steady industrious man and his disappearance has always been a great mystery from the fact that the spot where the body was found, the foot of Berkeley street, is close to his place of work. It is supposed his death was accidental.
CHARLTON (Toronto) April 25 - Stanley Charlton. a first-year-medical student, died suddenly at noon yesterday. He was taken ill on Wednesday last, and an operation was performed on Sunday for perforation of the bowels.
In November last, while playing football, he was hit over the stomach with the ball, and was forced to relinquish his year owing to an attack of appendicitis.
W.H. Charlton, M.L.A. is his father and John Charlton, M.P. an uncle of the deceased.
The young man had been a resident of this city for four years, having come here from his home at Lynedoch. He was 20 years of age.
VAUGHAN (Attercliffe) April 24 - A young man named William Vaughan was struck by a M.C.R. train at Attercliffe last night and instantly killed.
COLLINS (Cornwall) April 24 - News has reached here of the death at Cardinal on Saturday of Capt. Collins, one of Murray & Cleveland’s foreman on the canal improvements. Mr. Collins was taken ill with cramps a week ago, and when taken to his boarding house, was given bed-bug poison in mistake for medicine which was in a similar bottle. The mistake was immediately discovered and medical assistance secured, but the unfortunate man died on Saturday. He was 56 years of age, and a widower. The body was taken to his home at Thorold for interment.
MARSHALL - Robert Marshall, tea merchant, of London, Ont. died very suddenly.
Wednesday, April 26, 1899
TARBOX - Mrs. M.A. Tarbox died at Williamsburg, Mass. on Wednesday last. She was for many years a resident of this city, where her husband was a manufacturer, and there are many citizens who will regret to learn of her death.