Deaths - July-December, 1895
Monday, July 1, 1895
SWINTON - At his residence, 94 Bay st. north, on June 28, 1895, William Swinton, aged 62
years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this
William Swinton, carpenter, died yesterday at his residence, 94 Ray street, aged 62 years.
He was a native of Peebles, Scotland, and came to Hamilton 40 years ago. He was foreman
for Aitchison & Co. for many years, a Reformer in politics and a member of the MacNab
street Presbyterian church since it was established. He leaves a widow and three sons. The
deceased was a good citizen and as such, was esteemed and honoured by all who knew him.
VANDUSER - (Tapleytown) - The funeral of the late Mrs. L. Vanduser, of Elfrida, daughter
of Thomas Peterson, of this place, took place on Wednesday last at the Tapleytown Methodist
church burying ground. Rev. Mr. Bowlby preached an impressive memorial sermon.
NURSE - Robert Nurse, a painter, died Saturday morning at Jordan from injuries received in
a runaway accident on the previous evening. He was driving along the road east of
Beamsville, returning from work, when his horse became frightened and he lost control of it.
Joseph Fulton, a farmer, saw the horse go past at a gallop with Nurse doing his best to stop it.
Fulton followed, and some distance further on found the young man lying beside the road
insensible, with his head cut as if coming in contact with a three-cornered stone. He had
evidently been thrown from the rig. Nurse lingered until 8:45 the next morning and died
without having recovered his senses. He was 28 years of age, an Englishman, and had no
relatives in this country, so far as known.
DICK - About 10:30 Saturday evening, a telephone message to the central police station
contained the information that a woman had been found dead at No. 281 Bay street north. The
patrol wagon was sent down and there on the kitchen floor lay the body of Mrs. Margaret
Dick, a woman of about 45 years. In the house were Michael Welsh and his wife, the tenants.
Mrs. Welsh is a daughter of the dead woman and the Welsh house had been Mrs. Dick’s
home for some time. Around the house were evidences that the people had been drinking
during the evening. Welsh was suffering from a severe and dangerously-looking cut over the
right eye and there was blood on the floor. As there were no marks on the body of the woman,
it is likely the blood came from this cut on the man’s face.
It is said that all three had been drinking at the house and that Mrs. Dick went out in the
yard to vomit. When she came in, she fell on the floor, dying almost immediately. This leads
to the conclusion that she had burst a blood vessel by violent retching. Nothing will be
positively known as to the cause of death until after the post mortem.
Mrs. Dick was a powerful woman, above average height with hard features and iron-grey
hair. She had a wonderfully developed chest and body. Welsh married her daughter some time
ago and their married life is reported to have been not all roses.
Tuesday, July 2
CALDER - At Waterdown, on the 1st of July, at 2:15 pm, Lena E., only daughter of W.H.
Crooker and beloved wife of W.B. Calder, aged 31 years, 4 months and 15 days. Funeral on
Thursday at 2 p.m. Sermon in the Methodist church in Waterdown at 2:30 p.m., thence to
Hamilton cemetery for interment. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MCDONALD - At Trafalgar, on June 28, 1895, Thomas McDonald, in his 80th year.
SYKES - In this city at 297 John st. north, on July 2, Sarah Jane, youngest daughter of
Richard and Janet Sykes, aged 10 months. Funeral from the above address on Wednesday at
2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SEYLER - At Toronto, on 29th June, Lena, beloved wife of W.H. Seyler and only daughter of
Albert Gibb. Funeral from her father’s residence, 147 King William street, on Wednesday,
3rd July, at 4 p.m.
HESLOP - At Hamilton, on Tuesday, July 2, 1895, Susan Heslop, wife of Frank Heslop, 52
Strachan st. west, aged 62 years. Funeral on Thursday, 4th July, at 3 pm. Friends and
acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WESTPFHAL - At the Aged Women’s Home, July 2, Mrs. Annie Westpfhal, aged 73 years.
Funeral July 3 at 3 pm from this institution, Wellington st. south.
Wednesday, July 3
HESLOP - At Hamilton, on Tuesday, July 2, 1895, Susan Heslop, wife of Frank Heslop, 52
Strachan st. west, aged 62 years. Funeral on Thursday, 4th July, at 3 p.m. Friends and
acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HUNT - In this city on July 2, William Hunt, aged 63 years. Funeral from his late residence,
206 John street south, on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Friends are cordially invited to attend.
Yesterday, at the age of 63 years, William Hunt died at his residence, 206 John street south.
Mr. Hunt was a well-known figure in the Hamilton Market where he carried on the butcher
business for forty years. He was a native of Devonshire, England, and came to this country
forty-two years ago, settling and remaining in Hamilton. He made many friends. He leaves a
widow and five sons and one daughter; William, Richard, Edward, Benjamin and James, and
Mrs. Huscott. The funeral will take place from 206 John street south tomorrow at 1:30.
JOEL - In New York, on Monday, July 1, Julius Joel, brother-in-law to Mrs. Thos. Buttle, of
this city, aged 58 years. Funeral notice later.
TAIT - At Toronto, on July 1, Mrs. R.B. Tait, sister of Mrs. Wm. Donaghy (Inland Revenue
WARD (Kingston) July 2- J.F. Ward, a printer, who served on the expedition sent to the relief
of Gen. Gordon at Khartoum, was found dead today in his bed.
Thursday, July 4
NORTON - At Winona, on July 1st, Ella, beloved wife of John Norton and only daughter of
William Parkins, of this city, aged 22 years. Funeral took place on Wednesday, July 3rd.
JOEL - In New York, on Monday, July 1, Julius Joel, brother-in-law to Mrs. Thos. Buttle, of
this city, aged 58 years. Funeral from No. 122 Hughson street north tomorrow (Friday) at 4
p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HOODLESS - At East Court, the residence of his son, John, on July 4th, Joseph Hoodless, in
his 71st year. Funeral will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. Friends are invited. No flowers.
By the death of Joseph Hoodless, which occurred at Eastcourt, the residence of his son, this
morning, Hamilton loses a good citizen. His death has been daily expected for a month but he
showed wonderful vitality. Heart trouble was the cause of death. While he suffered for a
couple of years, having had painful attacks at times, it’s only in the past six months that he
was considered dangerously ill.
The deceased was born at Parkhead, Cumberland, England, on Jan. 12, 1824. He came to
Canada in 1844 and six years later, established himself in business in Hamilton as a
manufacturer of furniture. By his energy and push, he built up the large business of Joseph
Hoodless & Son. Years ago, in his younger days, Mr. Hoodless was captain of No. 1 company
and assistant chief of the volunteer fire department.
Mr. Hoodless never took an active part in politics. He was a man who loved his family and
his home and attended strictly to business. He was kind to his employees and they deeply
deplore his death, especially those who had been associated with him ever since he went into
business. In his commercial transactions, the deceased was most honourable. His word was as
good as his bond. Since the sudden death of his wife, last August, he lived with his son, John
Hoodless, at Eastcourt. The deceased was a member of St. Thomas’ church. He leaves three
children - John Hoodless, Mrs. George T. Tuckett and Mrs. C.H. Porter of Cleveland. The
funeral will take place on Saturday.
CALDER - The funeral of the late W.B. Calder, of Waterdown, took place this afternoon and
was very largely attended. A service was held at the Methodist church at 2:30, previous to the
funeral. The deceased was buried in her bridal dress, having only been married about a year.
WINDLE (Woodburn) - The funeral of the late Edward Windle took place on Friday morning.
His health had been failing for the past year and after some weeks confinement, he passed
quietly away. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss.
KENNEDY (Millbrook) July 3- Last night about nine o’clock, while Mrs. Kennedy, who
lived on a farm in the north of Hope, was driving home, the horse became frightened and
running off the road over some rails, threw the lady out. She was thrown violently on the
rails, inflicting such injuries in the back of her head that she died about two hours after. The
accident happened about two miles east of Baillieborough and she was discovered in a few
minutes by a farmer whom she had passed on the road. The deceased was about 37 years of
age and leaves a family of four young children.
Friday, July 5
SINGER (Guelph) July 4 - Word was received in the city yesterday of the death by drowning
at Teeswater of Louis Singer, son of Louis Singer, New Germany. He had been attending St.
Jerome college, Berlin, for the past three years where he was studying for the priesthood. The
college closed recently for holidays and Mr. Singer and his cousin drove up to Teeswater to
spend a few days, and while in bathing, Mr. Singer took cramps and was drowned. The body
was shortly after recovered and arrived in the city yesterday afternoon, whence it was
conveyed to his father’s place, New Germany. Mr. Singer was about 19 years of age and gave
bright promise for the future.
Saturday, July 6
MASHINTER (Toronto) July 6 - The inquest of the remains of Arthur Mashinter, which were
found in the lake on Sunday last, was resumed at the police court last evening before Coroner
Young. The principal evidence taken was that of Drs. Bingham and Klotz who made the postmortem.
Their testimony clearly showed that death had been caused by suffocation. Several
technical points were advanced, both in support of and against the drowning theory, but it
appears that it is difficult to determine whether or not death was actually caused by drowning.
JACKSON - Shortly after noon today, David Jackson, 23 Ferrie street east, died suddenly in
his back yard. At first it was supposed death had resulted from natural causes but after
investigation, it looks as if the deceased committed suicide. An empty bottle which had
contained prussic acid was found. Jackson was of a melancholy and morose disposition. He
was employed at the warehouse of A. Wilson & Co wholesale druggists. For some time past
he had not enjoyed good health and was much depressed. He was at the warehouse this
morning. When he was on his way home, he met Mrs. Jackson and returned with her. Shortly
after they arrived home, Mrs. Jackson saw her husband with a small bottle in his hand but she
did not dream that it contained poison. Afterward, the deceased went into the back yard. A
few minutes later he fell to the ground. Dr. Wallace was summoned. Before he arrived, the
man was dead.
The deceased was 37 or 38 years of age. He leaves a wife and two children. It is supposed
that he got the acid at the warehouse.
HOODLESS - The remains of the late Joseph Hoodless were consigned to earth this
afternoon, the funeral taking place at 3 p.m. from Eastcourt, the residence of John Hoodless. It
was attended by a large concourse of citizens. The pallbearers were Robert Young of
Brampton; C.W. Meakins, Alex Turner, R.R. Morgan, William Bell, John Alexander, George
Russell and A.T. Freed. The chief mourners were John Hoodless, son of the deceased; George
T. Tuckett and C.H. Porter of Cleveland, O., sons-in-law; Fred A. Hoodless, nephew; Geo. J.
Tuckett and J. Bernard Hoodless, grandsons and J. Monro, brother-in-law.
The employees of J. Hoodless & Son attended the funeral in a body. They also sent a
beautiful floral design in the form of a broken wheel, which was placed on the coffin. Many
other handsome floral tributes were sent by friends.
Revs. W.H. Wade, Canon Curran and George A. Forneret were the officiating clergymen.
BORNEMANN (Gravenhurst) July 5 - Herman Bornemann, a farmer living a few miles from
this town, while putting a horse in his stable this afternoon, was kicked on the breast just over
the heart and killed.
THOMPSON - William Thompson, a well-known and highly respected young farmer of
Oneida township died last Monday morning after a short illness, a victim of Bright’s disease.
There was an immense attendance at the funeral on Wednesday.
GLEASON (Brockville) July 5 - A five-year-old boy named Gleason, son of the late Patrick
Gleason was drowned in the river here this afternoon. He had been playing around the bank
and fell in unnoticed. The body was found some time after.
KETCHUMSEN - James Ketchumsen, of Cherry Valley, Ont., died yesterday, aged 97. He
was one of the leading men in the township of Athol, especially in temperance work and had
always been a Liberal in politics.
Monday, July 8
JACKSON - On Saturday, July 6, David Jackson, aged 39 years. Funeral will take place on
Tuesday, 9th inst., at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 23 Ferrie street east. Friends will
please accept this intimation.
HAYES - On July 8, at his late residence, York road, West Flamboro, John Hayes, in his 83rd
year. A native of the county Tipperary, Ireland. The funeral will leave his late residence on
Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock to St. Augustine’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre
SHUTTLEWORTH - On the 7th inst., at 51 Leeming street, Nettie A., the only child of Nettie
and James Shuttleworth of Geneva, NY. Funeral private.
HERRIMAN - At her late residence, 27 Bay st. south, on Sunday, July 7, 1895, Sarah Jane,
beloved wife of Jebtha Herriman, aged 43 years and 10 months. Funeral private, Tuesday to
T.H. & B. station. Interment at Brant chapel.
STEPHENS (Montreal) - Drowned in Montreal on July 6, John, eldest son of John Stephens,
formerly of Hamilton, age 17. Funeral from the residence of his uncle, Philip Stephens, 171
Bold street on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
John Stephens, eldest son of John Stephens, formerly of this city, was drowned at Montreal
on Saturday. The funeral will take place from the residence of his uncle, Philip Stephens, 171
Bold street, tomorrow.
HILDER - The Spectator this morning received word from Whitehall, N.Y. that Edwin
Hilder, who belonged to Hamilton, had been shot and killed by Newell Blanchard. The
murder was committed on Saturday. It is said that jealousy prompted the deed, Hilder having
been seen with Blanchard’s wife on several occasions. Blanchard had threatened to take
Hilder’s life but the young man did not think he was in earnest, and laughed at him. Young
Hilder was a member of the fire department at Whitehall and was exceedingly popular.
The deceased’s mother lives at 107 Inchbury street. Mrs. Hilder did not hear of her son’s
murder until a Spectator representative told her the sad news. It was a terrible shock to her.
She said Edwin used to write to her regularly. She last heard from him about a month ago.
She expected him home in October and was anxious to see him as it is four years since he left
When the deceased left Hamilton, he said he wanted to see the world. For a couple of years,
he was on a sailing vessel and made a trip to the Cape of Good Hope. He went to Whitehall
six or seven months ago. Young Hilder was about 22 years of age. After he left school he
worked for D. McPhie for a short time. Mrs. Hilder is a widow with four other children.
About a year ago her daughter died rather suddenly.
It was the intention of the fire department to bury the body at Whitehall but Mrs. Hilder has
telegraphed to have the remains sent to Hamilton. Mrs. Hilder identified a photograph of the
murdered young man as that of her son.
PRICE - The funeral of the late Alice May Price, who died after a short illness, took place
yesterday from her grandfather’s residence, 47 Hughson street north, and was attended by her
Sunday school class and members of the juvenile department of the Daughters of England
Benevolent society who conducted the service at the grave, the deceased having been a
member of that society.
DAVIDSON (Peterborough) July 8 - On Saturday afternoon, James Davidson, a farmer, of
North Monagahan, was thrown from the top of a load of hay and killed.
GARNOCH - John Garnoch, of Ancaster, a member of No. 4 company, Seventy-seventh
battalion, was brought to the city hospital Saturday afternoon and died yesterday morning. He
had not been well since returning from camp. The hospital authorities say the cause of death
REID (Leamington, Ont.) July 7 - Walter Reid, 18 years of age, the youngest son of John M.
Reid, 9th concession, Mersea, was accidentally drowned in the lake here today at 11 a.m. His
elder brother and he had driven to the lake for the purpose of having a bathe and while
bathing, thought of taking the horse out also. Deceased and a young man named Kennedy
mounted the horse and went out a considerable distance and when turning to come ashore the
horse either rolled over or the young men slipped off and young Reid, being unable to swim,
was drowned. His brother and the young man Kennedy, were also unable to swim and did not
realize his danger until they could not help him. There was no one on the shore at the time to
render assistance, and before Frank Ives, who lives a short distance from the bathing grounds,
could arrive with his boat, the young man had been a considerable time in the water. His body
was found almost at the exact spot where the accident occurred and was speedily taken
ashore. Although every effort was put forth to resuscitate him, it was of no avail.
COONEY (Brantford, Ont.) July 7 - A very sad fatality took place on Friday afternoon about
three miles from the village of Burford. The 7-year-old daughter of a farmer named Cooney
started to light the kitchen fire, and the wood, failing to ignite, she used some coal oil. In an
instant the flames burst out and ignited her clothing, the poor little thing becoming surrounded
by a sheet of flame. Her cries speedily brought assistance but before she could be rescued, she
had sustained terrible injuries and died in fearful agony shortly afterwards. The house also
became ignited and was saved with great difficulty. The father and mother were in the house
at the time of the sad mishap.
FITCH (Toronto) July 8 - John C. Fitch, of 566 Jarvis street, dropped dead at Sunnyside on
Saturday night owing to overexerting himself in endeavouring to catch a street car. The
deceased gentleman had been out to Long Branch in the afternoon to see some friends and
was returning unaccompanied on the Mimico cars. About 10 pm, he reached Sunnyside and
ran to catch a Queen street car, No. 400 which was just starting. No sooner had he boarded it
than he fell insensible to the floor. The conductor and some of the passengers carried the
dying man into the Sunnyside hotel, where, despite every effort to arouse him, he speedily
passed away. Drs. Rowe and Aylesworth were called but before they arrived, life was extinct.
Examination showed that he had died from heart failure and Coroner Orr, who was
summoned, considered an inquest unnecessary.
The late Mr. Fitch was 75 years old and for many years carried on a wholesale grocery
business in partnership with Col. John I. Davidson. The present firm of Davidson & Hay is
the successor of the old firm of Fitch & Davidson which was dissolved several years ago.
The only son of the deceased was Lieut. Wm. Fitch of the Royal grenadiers who was killed
at the battle of Batoche in the rebellion of 1885. The father never entirely recovered from the
sorrow of his son’s death. A monument erected in his memory is today the chief ornament of
Mount Pleasant cemetery.
BOYD (Toronto) July 8 - Chancellor Boyd has been summoned to Middlesex to attend the
funeral of his brother, Dr. Francis Boyd, concession 2, London township, who died in the city
hospital on Friday afternoon at 5:30 from the results of injuries sustained in a collision with
the London west electric car.
On Wednesday, Dr. Boyd was in London west attending the funeral of Geo. Fearnley who
died at the age of 95 years. In company with another London township resident named
Routledge, the doctor was turning off Charles street onto the Wharncliffe road just as the
trolley car came along. The front wheels had barely cleared the track when the car and rig
collided and the occupants of the latter were thrown a considerable distance. Mr. Boyd was
the more seriously hurt and was hastily removed to the hospital. He sustained a fracture at the
base of the skull, a broken nose, numerous bruises on the head and injuries to his back.
Thursday morning he became delirious and gradually sank. Death was due to the fracture.
Dr. Boyd was 76 years old and one of the best-known residents of London township.
MYERS (St. Catharines, Ont.) July 8 - Joseph Myers, aged 16, son of Anthony Myers, baker,
was drowned in the old canal below lock 2 Saturday night while bathing.
Tuesday, July 9
HAYES - On July 9, at his late residence, York road, West Flamboro, John Hayes, in his 83rd
year, a native of the county Tipperary, Ireland. The funeral will leave his late residence on
Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock to St. Augustine’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre
MORIN - At 50 Barton st. west, on the 8th inst., Francis Albert, infant son of Joseph and
Catharine Morin, aged 10 months and 24 days. Funeral Wednesday, July 10, at 3 p.m. Friends
will please accept this intimation.
MERNER (Berlin, Ont.) July 8 - Fred Merner, of New Hamburg, brother of Senator Samuel
Merner, died at his home yesterday at the age of sixty-six years. For a time Mr. Merner was
one of the wealthiest men of Waterloo county but he met with business reverses and died in
comparatively humble circumstances.
JACKSON (Gravenhurst, Ont.) July 8 - James Jackson, one of the most progressive farmers
on the west side of Lake Muskoka, was instantly killed by the fall of a tree on his farm three
miles below Bala. He leaves a widow and five children.
BARNES (Woodstock, Ont.) July 8 - William Barnes, a baker, employed by J.McCormick &
Co., confectioners, died this afternoon in Dr. A.M. Clarke’s dentist parlour while having his
teeth extracted. During the day he had been troubled with toothache and went to the dentist to
have his teeth removed and desired to have chloroform administrated. Dr. McLurg was called
in to do this. Four teeth had been successfully removed and while the fifth was being
extracted, he suddenly gasped and is supposed to have expired immediately. Dr. Rice and
Odium were called in to assist in endeavouring to resuscitate him but after an hour and a half
their efforts were unsuccessful and the unfortunate man was pronounced dead. It is the
opinion of the doctors present that his sudden death resulted in paralysis of the heart. He was
about 30 years of age and leaves a widow and one child two years of age. He had resided in
Woodstock only two months, having removed here from Stratford.
MILLER - Early this morning, Alexander Munro, of Munro and Robertson, and his son, saw
what looked like the body of a man floating in the bay near Hargrove station, north of the
canal at the beach. It was in about the same place as the empty boat was found last Thursday
and Mr. Munro came to the conclusion that it was the body of John Miller, the Toronto man
supposed to have been drowned last Wednesday.
Mr. Munro and his son floated the body to the shore and it was afterwards taken to the city
morgue by Undertaker Blatchford. As there is some mystery about Miller’s disappearance,
the police notified Coroner White who decided to hold an inquest. The jury met at the city
hospital at noon today, James Main was chosen foreman. After viewing the body, the jury
adjourned until Thursday night when further evidence will be taken.
Whether he committed suicide or was accidentally drowned will never be known.
STEPHENS (Montreal) July 8 - John Stephens, a brass finisher, employed in Mitchell’s
foundry, went to the water with some companions to enjoy a swim, got beyond his depth,
sank and was drowned. The body was brought to Hamilton and the remains buried from the
residence of the dead young man’s uncle, Phillip Stephens, 171 Bold street this afternoon.
Wednesday, July 10
STERLING - Suddenly at Oakley, Ohio, on 6th inst., George B. Sterling, of Chicago, Ill.,
second son of the late Mr. George Sterling of this city.
PATULLO - Mrs. Andrew Patullo died at St. John’s hospital, Toronto yesterday. Deceased
was a daughter of the highly-esteemed postmaster of Oakville, Robert Balmer, who very
recently celebrated his golden wedding on which occasion Mrs. Patullo was present.
Mrs. Patullo, the young wife of Andrew Patullo, of the Woodstock Sentinel-Review, lies
dead, and the heartfelt sympathy of the whole newspaper fraternity of the Dominion is with
the bereaved husband. The Spectator joins in the general and sincere regret which the sad
occurrence has called for.
VANSICKLE (Alberton, Ont.) - On Wednesday of last week, Mrs. Vansickle, wife of the late
James Vansickle died at the residence of her oldest son, Ira Vansickle, near Onondaga. Old
age was the cause of death. The funeral took place on Friday and was very largely attended.
The funeral service was conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J.M. Wright, at the Trinity church.
The body was afterwards interred at the burying ground of the White Brick church, Fiddler’s
Green. The deceased was born in 1814 in this township on the farm now owned by Daniel
File. Her maiden name was Jane Bradshaw. In 1833, she was married to James Vansickle.
They settled on a farm near where the Trinity church now is and lived there until the death of
Mr. Vansickle about twelve years ago. Since that time she lived among her family. Seven
sons and four daughters survive her. The deceased was a remarkably strong active woman and
did much to aid her husband accumulate a large amount of property. She was an earnest
Christian having united with the Methodist church in 1839 and taking an active part in church
work ever since.
BRISTOL (Tillsonburg, Ont.) July 10 - Rev. Emerson Bristol, of the Hamilton conference,
better known as Elder Bristol of the former M.E. church now superannuated, died at the
residence of his son-in-law, Rev. E.L. Clements here yesterday. The Rev. Mr. Bristol has two
sons in the Methodist ministry, one at Arkona, the other at Lynden. He was 82 years of age.
His remains will be taken to Ancaster, his former home for burial.
Thursday, July 11
BRISTOL - At Tillsonburg, on 10th inst. Rev. E. Bristol, aged 82 years. Funeral from his late
home, the residence of his son-in-law, F. Marshall, Ancaster, at 1 o`clock on Friday, July 12
to White Brick cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation..
ARMSTRONG (Selkirk) July 11 - Rumors have been quite prevalent hereabouts of the death
of an infant child of five months on the premises of Mrs. Charlotte Webb, resident about three
miles from here, on the lake shore. These rumors have culminated into a coroner`s inquest,
which was held at Cheapside, a village near here, where the infant`s body was interred, and
evidence was elicited that the child was the illegitimate offspring of a young woman, a Miss
Effie Armstrong, from Port Burwell, Port Rowan or Simcoe, at each of which points she had
been resident; that she had engaged with Mrs. Webb near here, and had been working in the
fields; also that she had weaned the infant when only three months of age on coming here;
that it was kept upstairs, while she, Mrs Webb and her son, all the members of the members
of the household, worked in the field; that it was subject to fits and died on July 3. The girl`s
evidence, apparently, seemed to be under considerable restraint, and contradicted in several
points that of the Webbs. It was also brought out that the child was only fed on boiled bread
and water, and a very little sugar, in a sugar teat, made with a piece of rag, five times a day.
The post-mortem examination evidence of Dr. T.T.S. Harrison, of Selkirk, brought out the
statement by him that the child came to its death by starvation, there being nothing in the
stomach or intestines, while the organs were all healthy. The jury after consideration, brought
in a verdict as follows: “We, the jury, empanelled to inquire into the death of Harry
Armstrong, are of the opinion that deceased came to his death by inanition, and we strongly
condemn the mother, Effie Armstrong, Mrs. Charlotte Webb and Norman Webb.”
The matter is now in the hands of the county crown attorney, C.W. Colter of Cayuga. It is
since alleged by the parties that evidence could have been produced that would prove that the
Webbs would work in the field and compel the girl Armstrong to do also all day and leave the
infant upstairs. Also, that they went to Cheapside and Hagersville and left it in the house
while gone, though young Webb swore it was with them on this occasion.
No public funeral was awarded the infant and a coffin only was purchased here at $1.50
from the funeral director, Snyder, here as sworn to by him. There is considerable excitement
over the matter in this neighborhood and it seems that some condemn the jury strongly for not
bringing in such a verdict that the parties concerned would be arrested immediately.
The body of the infant was exhumed. It showed considerable emaciation, with several
bruises on its face, which are supposed to be caused by the mother overlaying it at night, as
sworn by her.
Friday, July 12
WEBB - In this city, on July 12, Willie, only child of Thomas and Edie Webb, aged 1 year
and 3 months. Funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3.30 from his parents’
residence, cr. Wellington and Murray streets. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
MORISON - On the 12th inst. At 212 Locke st. south Fred Scott, infant son of Robert and
Tillie Morison. Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MILLIGAN - In this city on July 12th,Gertrude Louisa only and beloved daughter of Edward
and Louisa Milligan, aged 7 years and 3 months. Funeral from her parents residence, No. 182
Locke st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ROY(Kingston July 11) - The body of Mrs. Roy, of Sorel, Quebec, was on the barge
Cunningham when it reached this port. She was the wife of the captain and had been drowned
near Alexandria bay. She was in the cabin while the crew were forward, and it is supposed in
stepping down slipped, fell overboard, struck her head and was speedily drowned before her
absence was noticed. Her body was sent to Sorel for burial. Seven children, one an infant of a
few months, survive. Deceased was about 40 years of age.
Saturday, July 13
WEBB - In this city on July 12, Willie, only child of Thomas and Edie Webb, aged 1 year and
3 months . Funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, at 3.30 from his parents’ residence,
cor. Wellington and Murray streets. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
MILLIGAN - In this city on July 12th, Gertrude Louisa, only and beloved daughter of
Edward and Louisa Milligan, aged 7 years and 3 months. Funeral from her parents residence,
No 182 Locke st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will please accept this
WARDELL - On the 12th inst., at the residence of his son A. R. Wardell , Orchard Hill,
Ancaster, in his 92nd year, Richard Wardell, youngest son of the late Richard Wardell M.P.,
Plymouth, England. Funeral private.
R. Wardell, father of A.R. Wardell of Dundas, died at his son’s residence yesterday at the
age of 92. He was the youngest son of John Wardell member of parliament for Plymouth
Eng., and came to Canada when a young man, locating near Dundas. He lived there until
about 1870, when he went to Chicago to reside with his son Charles, returning to Dundas last
year. He was a gentleman of remarkable virility and preserved his vigor until within the past
year, when his health began to fail. The funeral will take place on Monday from Orchard
place, the residence of A.R. Wardell.
FULTON - At Strabane, on July 12th, James Fulton in his 80th year. Funeral from his late
residence, Brock Road, on Sunday at 10 a.m. to Strabane cemetery. Friends will please accept
James Fulton, one of the oldest members of the Conservative party in North Wentworth ,
died at Strabane yesterday in his 80th year. He was a native of Tyrone, Ireland, and came to
Canada in his youth. He leaves a family of four sons - John, William, Daniel and James
Fulton - and four daughters - Mrs John Rogers, Strabane; Mrs James Purvis, of Hamilton:
Mrs. Wm. Johnson, of Campbellville, and Miss Lizzie Fulton.
SHAW (Glanford) - James Shaw, son of James Shaw, of this township, was killed in Detroit.
His body is being sent home for burial.
MILLER (Port Hope) July 12 - Mrs James Miller, Peter street, died suddenly this morning. A
neighbor’s wife was taken ill about 11 o’clock last night and the husband went to get Mrs.
Miller to wait on the sick woman. She told him not to wait for her, that she would be along
shortly. He returned home and waited an hour and a half and then went to see the cause of the
delay, and when a hundred yards from her residence, he found Mrs. Miller lying by the side
of the walk dead.
SALTER (Toronto) July 13 - Coroner Johnson has issued a warrant, calling for an inquest
into the cause of the death of two infant children aged respectively 4 and 3 months, the
parents of whom, William Salter and wife, and Mrs. Webb, a widow, reside at 148 Chestnut
street. The children, the elder a boy and the younger a girl, have, during the past two months,
been daily left at the creche conducted by the Toronto Mission union, in Hayter street, while
their mothers went to work.
On Saturday last Dr. E.H. Adams, of Queen street east, visited the children, whom he found
in an emaciated and moribund condition. Both children showed similar symptoms, and have
since died at their parents residence, the girl on Wednesday and the boy on Thursday last. The
doctor issued the usual burial permits and declared death due to mal-nutrition. The police,
believing the children have been neglected, have taken the step of having an inquest held.
Mrs. Webb states that her child has been sickly from birth.
William Salter says that his child was taken ill on May 23 last, and was attended by Dr.
Clingan, that the doctor afterwards visited the creche. He added that the lady in charge of the
children appeared suitable for the task.
Monday, July 15
CLARK - In this city on Sunday, July 14, Gordon Clayton, only son of Rosamond and
George J. Clark, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral Tuesday, 4 p.m., from their residence, 84
West avenue south. Friends please accept this intimation.
BLAKELY - In this city on July 14, Robert Blakely, aged 85 years. Funeral from his late
residence 229 Emerald street north, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will
please accept this intimation. No flowers.
Robert Blakely died yesterday at his residence, 229 Emerald street north after a short
illness. He was a native of county Tyrone, Ireland, having been born there in 1810. He came
to Hamilton in 1854 and was for 30 years a nightwatchman here. He was a member of the
Orange order and a good Conservative. The deceased leaves two sons- Robert Blakely,
Buntin Gillies & Co., and John Blakely of the Eagle Knitting company - and one daughter,
Mrs. James Muir.
HASTINGS - At his mother’s residence, No. 63 West avenue north, on Monday, July 15,
1895, James Henry Hastings, youngest son of the late William Hastings, aged 20 years and 5
months. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m., to church of St. Thomas. Interment at Hamilton
cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MONDAY - Yesterday Abraham Monday, a 13-year-old lad, whose parents live on the bank
of the Grand river about two miles from Caledonia, went in the river for a swim. He took a
cramp and was drowned. The water at the point where the lad was drowned is not more than
six feet deep. The body was recovered a couple of hours after the accident occurred.
Monday’s parents used to live at Mount Hope.
FARROUGH (Essex) July 13 - A 7-year-old son of John Farrough, of Maidstone, was fatally
gored by a cow on Friday evening about six o’clock. A wound six inches in length was made
in the abdomen. The child died this morning.
GRIFFEN (Smith’s Falls, Ont.) July 14 - A young man named Wesley Griffen, residing near
Brockville, was run over and killed on the railway track near here on Friday night. His
remains were found yesterday morning scattered along the track, and must have been tossed
back and forth by four trains which passed through the night.
Tuesday, July 16
CURRAN - At the Home of St. John the Divine, Toronto, on July 15, 1895, Captain T.
Bannington Curran, in his 84th year. Funeral private.
FLEMING - At his residence, Lake Shore, Township of Nelson, County of Halton, on
Monday, July 15th, John Fleming in the 75th year of his age. Funeral will take place on
Wednesday, the 17th inst., to St. Jude’s cemetery, Oakville, at 2 o’clock p.m.
HASTINGS - At his mother’s residence, No. 63 West avenue north, on Monday July 15,
1895, James Henry Hastings, aged 20 years and 5 months. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. to
church of St. John. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HOLMES - At his late residence, Barrie, Ont., on Sunday, July 14, 1895, William Holmes
aged 38 years. Funeral from G.T.R. Stuart street station to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2.45 p.m.
Friends will please accept this intimation.
The funeral of William Holmes, of Barrie, is postponed until 2.30 Wednesday afternoon
from the Stuart street station. The Foresters will kindly meet that train.
CURRAN - Canon Curran’s father, the oldest of the captains who sailed upon our inland
waters , died yesterday in Toronto at the advanced age of 84.
NEWELL (Ottawa) July 16 - The inquest on the body of Mary Newell, the 16-year-old girl
who died while being taken to the Water street hospital in a hack, was concluded last night. A
verdict was returned to the effect that the deceased had come to her death from shock and
exhaustion being the result of a poisonous irritant, taken some time previously. Annie
Summers, an inmate of the hospital, deposed that while in the hospital deceased had told her
that she had taken some horse medicine in a stable that smelled of carbolic acid. She had
taken it because her parents had turned against her on account of having turned Protestant.
Wednesday, July 17
MOORE - Rev. T. Albert Moore, of Palmerston, formerly of Hamilton, is mourning the death
of an infant son.
OILLE (Fulton, Ont.) - Mrs. Oille, who was formerly a resident of this place, died at her
home in Smithville on Saturday morning. A number of her friends here attended the funeral
on Monday afternoon.
SAUNDERS (Ogdensburg N,Y.) July 16 - Capt. Saunders, of Kingston Ont., was drowned in
the St. Lawrence , opposite this city while crossing the river in company with Daniel
McCartin of Prescott. Capt. Saunders fell out of the boat. He leaves a wife and children.
Capt. John Saunders, who was drowned at Ogdensburg yesterday morning, was about forty
years of age, and one of the most skilful navigators in Ontario. He sailed seven vessels, the
last being the schooner Ella Murton, of Hamilton.
GOSLING (Toronto) July 17 - The charge of murder laid against Stephen Wright and Mary
A. Clarke, who was said to have caused the death of a woman named Charlotte Gosling, in a
house in Symes place on June 10 last, was partially investigated at the police court yesterday.
Dr. Bingham filed his report of the post mortem examination. He said the primary cause of
death was Bright’s disease and the immediate cause some sort of shock. The spleen was
ruptured, which might have been caused by a slight blow, or by someone leaning with their
knee upon the woman. There were also some cuts upon the face, made recently, but not
sufficient to cause death.
Mr Tytler, the witness, said deceased was in a very bad state of health and could not have
lived long in any event. He would not have been surprised to hear of her death at any moment.
The doctor thought, however, that some violence had preceded death, either by a fall, fit,
convulsions or blow. The enquiry was adjourned.
JEFFERSON (Parry Sound, Ont.) July 16 - An explosion occurred here in a machine shop
yesterday afternoon, at which Charles Jefferson, engineer, was mortally wounded, and three
other men slightly injured. A cylinder was being heated, when it suddenly exploded with
terrific force. It was found that it contained water, unknown to the workmen. Part of the end
of the building was blown out. Jefferson received internal injuries from which he died three
hours afterwards. Alex. Adair was cut in the face and head. John Wood was slightly cut and
one other slightly hurt.
WILSON (Durham, Ont.) July 16 - The four-year-old son of Archibald Wilson, of
Glenroaden Mills, was drowned this afternoon in the Saugeen. He went with his brothers and
sisters picking berries in the fields along the river, and after straying from them fell over the
bank into the water.
Thursday, July 18
MACINTYRE - In this city, on July 17, Hugh MacIntyre, aged 29 years. Funeral from his
brother’s residence 160 Macnab street north, on Friday morning at 8.30 o’clock to G.T.R.
Stuart st. station. Interment at Woodlands cemetery, near Mount Forest. Friends and
acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Hugh McIntyre, a past president of the Hamilton Gaelic society, died yesterday after a few
days illness. He had however, been ailing for some years. Mr. McIntyre was a native of
Mount Forest, Ont., and came to Hamilton ten years ago. For a short time he was engaged in
the wood and coal business. He was a member of Knox church, was 29 years of age, and
unmarried. The remains will be taken to Mount Forest for burial.
QUINN - Word has been received here that Eddie Quinn, eldest son of W. Quinn, general
freight agent of the G.T.R. at Liverpool, was drowned while yachting on a lake near that city
last week. Mr. Quinn and his family have many friends in Hamilton who will hear the sad
news with deep regret.
JAGOE - James Jagoe, son of James Jagoe, died at Chicago on Tuesday. The body will be
brought to Hamilton for interment. H.B.Jagoe, the popular representative of the West Shore
railway is in the city to attend the funeral.
TUGENTHAFT (Toronto) July 18 - Mike Tugenthaft, a 10-year-old newsboy was killed by a
trolley near the corner of King and Yonge streets last evening. The accident occurred at 6:20,
just when the corner was crowded.
The little, bare-footed Hebrew lad made an attempt to board the motor of a west-bound
King street car. He missed his hold by the right hand, on which he seized the other hand bar
with his left hand, and the car being in motion, he swung round and fell between the motor
and the trailer.
The car had almost reached the stopping place, and the brake was immediately applied. The
car was stopped but not before the two wheels had passed over the boy’s body. He was
promptly extricated and laid on the pavement.
Dr. Emory of Grace hospital who was riding his bicycle in King street saw the accident. Dr.
McCully and other medical men were soon in the crowd that collected. The ambulance was
summoned and accompanied by Dr. Emory, the sufferer, who was unconscious, was taken to
Grace hospital. From the first it was manifest that there was no hope for the boy, He lingered
however for three-quarters of an hour after admission to the hospital. Thence the remains
were taken to the morgue.
The boy’s parents reside at 24 Terauley street. They have a large family and cannot speak
English. The mother’s husband is a pedlar. and was last heard of in Lindsay yesterday.
Friday, July 19
HILL - On July 18, at her late residence, 58 Spring street, Jane Kennedy, of Dumfrieshire,
Scotland, relict of the late Wm. Hill, aged 70 years. Funeral from the above address at 4
o’clock, Saturday, the 20th. Service at the house at 3.30. Please omit flowers.
STONEHAM - In this city on July 19th, Harriet Ann Stoneham, beloved wife of the late
William Stoneham. Funeral from her late residence, 138 Hunter street east, on Sunday at 2.30
p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation
POWER - In this city on the 19th inst., Jeremiah Joseph, only son of Thomas and Minnie
Power, aged 10 months and 12 days. Funeral will take place from his father’s residence, 171
Market street, on Saturday, at 2:30 pm.
GREENE (Orillia, Ont.) July 18 - Richard Eustice Greene, eldest son of Rev. Canon Greene,
was drowned in Lake Couchiching. He was not missed till the afternoon, and later his boat
was found with the ballast all in the bow, and the stern just floating above water, near Heron
island. The steamer Longford has taken out searching parties, but no trace of the body has
HENDERSON (Belleville, Ont.) July 18 - L.H. Henderson, city treasurer and city solicitor,
died very suddenly in his office shortly before 1 o’clock to-day. Deceased who was 77 years
of age, leaves a widow, a daughter and a son. Deceased was highly esteemed and was a
prominent member of the Masonic order. He was also the commanding officer of the
SMITH (Toronto) July 19 - Acting County Crown Attorney W.E. Raney, High Constable
Jones and Constable Savage, of Newmarket accompanied by Coroner A.J.Johnson, Dr. John
Caven and Dr. George A. Bingham of this city visited Kettleby cemetery, in the county of
York, yesterday and exhumed the body of Mrs Sarah Smith, wife of a farmer residing on the
stone road between Bradford and Holland’s Landing about a mile south of the former place.
Mrs. Smith died about three weeks ago, and subsequent to her interment rumors were
circulated that her death resulted from abortion. These rumors were communicated to the
authorities and it was decided to exhume the body and hold an inquest into the cause of her
death. The original intention was to hold the inquest at Holland’s Landing but subsequently
this was changed to Aurora. Owing to the delay in securing a jury, the doctors did not reach
Kettleby cemetery until nearly dusk, and the post-mortem was postponed until to-day. The
inquest will be resumed at Aurora to-night, It is alleged that Mrs. Smith went to a doctor and
told him that she did not wish to have any more children, that he subsequently operated upon
her with instruments and as a result she died.
COOK (Toronto) July 19 - An old pensioner named James Cook, who has been working as a
tailor for J.W. Cheeseworth, Bay street, dropped dead as he sat at dinner yesterday in his
boarding house, 25 Temperance street. Several doctors were called in but their efforts to
resuscitate him failed. An inquest has been called by Coroner Young but it is probable that it
will not be held, as the doctors certify that death was due to heart disease.
READY (St. Catharines) - A horrible accident occurred Wednesday afternoon on the farm of
the Widow Moot, on the Smithville road, whereby a young man lost his life, dying a fearful
Patrick Ready, aged 22, worked as a farmhand for Mrs. Moot and was engaged drawing in
hay, using a wagon with iron uprights. He took a large load into the barn, and not thinking
about the iron uprights, attempted to slide to the ground, when one of them pieced him near
the hip, impaling hm and coming out near his mouth. The poor fellow screamed fearfully, and
as soon as possible he was taken off the stake, and Dr. Bowman of Beamsville, and Dr.
Greenwood, of this city, summoned. Soon they were on the spot and did everything possible,
but to no avail, for he died about midnight.
Ready was spoken about as an exceptional fine young fellow, and his horrible death has cast
a gloom over the neighbourhood. The hay rack has been seen occasionally on the market and
more than one person has prophesied that an accident would occur.
Saturday, July 20
HORN - At his late residence, No 347 Hughson st. north, on Saturday 20th July, 1895,
Thomas Horn in his 67th year. Funeral Monday at 3:30 pm. Friends will please accept this
intimation. No flowers.
WALTON - At Riverside, California, on the 19th inst., Alfred Morrison, aged 36 years, eldest
son of the late Rev. John Walton, formerly of “Greenends”, Alston, Cumberland, England.
BLOWES - In this city on 19th inst., Sarah, daughter of Catharine and the late James Blowes.
Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 pm from her mother’s residence, No.267 Bay street north to St.
Mary’s Cathedral and thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will
please accept this intimation.
RUMPLE - On Saturday, July 20, Lila Murial, daughter of Frederick and Minerva Rumple,
aged 4 months and 2 weeks. Funeral from her grandfather’s residence, 28 Davenport street,
Sunday at 4 pm. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HANCOCK (Swansea, Ont.) July 20 - A young man by the name of William Hancock, 128
Harrison street, Toronto, was drowned in the Humber river, under the railway bridge at about
10:15 this forenoon.
BOYLE (Collingwood, Ont.)July 19 - Patrick Joseph Boyle, killed in a railroad accident at
Rush City, Minn., was buried here to-day.
GALLAUGHER (Lisle, Ont.) July 19 - John Gallaugher, reeve of Tossorontio, was killed by
a wagon upsetting. Mr. Gallaugher was struck by a large can of milk, his injuries proving fatal
in a few minutes.
Monday, July 22
MCPHERSON - In this city, on July 21, after a long and painful illness borne with Christian
fortitude and patience, Alexander McPherson in his 72nd year. Funeral from his late
residence, 274 Barton street east, on Tuesday July 23, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept
this intimation. Friends kindly omit flowers.
REID - At the City Hospital, Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday 21st inst., William James Philps
Gordon Reid, a native of Aberdeen Scotland aged 73 years. The funeral will leave Pray’s
undertaking rooms , King street west, at 3 o’clock on Tuesday, 23rd inst. Friends and
acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
Wm. James Philps Gordon Reid, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, died at the city hospital
yesterday afternoon . Mr. Reid was better known in Hamilton as eccentric Wullie Reid. He
had lived in the city for many years and was the possessor of a large amount of real estate, his
possessions numbering some twenty-one houses. He was a kindly old man, but rather irritable
when aroused, and was always warring with his neighbours, and has more than once figured
in police court cases. His last trouble was with ex-Ald. Brick whom he was accused of having
libelled. The case was settled out of court.
Some weeks ago “Wullie” was stricken with paralysis and this hastened his death. He was
fast breaking up before the stroke came, being 73 years old. The funeral will take place from
Pray’s undertaking rooms on Tuesday afternoon.
Wullie Reid the eccentric old Scotchman who died in the hospital on Sunday, never had a
more faithful friend than a mongrel dog which he named “Collie”. After Wullie was removed
to the hospital the dog became very fretful, and his doleful whining was incessantly heard by
the neighbors night or day. They endeavored to pacify him with all kinds of delicacies in the
shape of food but their efforts were futile and poor Collie continued to moan. Yesterday,
however, the whining of the dog ceased, and upon investigation Collie was found dead on the
back doorstep of Wullie’s late residence.
For many years Wullie and his dog have been inseparable, sleeping in the same bed and
eating from the same dish. It was a very sagacious canine and seemed to understand
thoroughly his master’s peculiarities.
RODGERS, (Niagara) July 21 - A sad affair took place near Six-Mile Creek some time last
evening, in which a young man named George S. Rodgers lost his life while playing a
practical joke on an Italian named Dominick, employed by Frank Havens as a farm hand. The
two young men were cocking hay when Rodgers left the field , and going to the house,
returned with a sheet, intending to frighten the Italian, who had a mortal fear of ghosts.
Enveloping himself in the sheet, he hid behind a cock of hay, and as the Italian came along
suddenly sprang up before him. The Italian being nearly frightened to death, quickly thrust his
pitchfork into Rodger’s eye, inflicting injuries from which he died almost immediately.
Nothing has yet been done to the Italian.
HOGAN (St. Catharines) July 21 - A barn belonging to Stewart Jones, a colored farmer of
Grantham township, was burned on Saturday night about midnight and about $500 damage
was done to the barn and contents. The fire was of incendiary origin, and is supposed to have
been caused by a colored man named Hogan, formerly employed by Jones who as
disappeared and is supposed to have committed suicide by jumping into the new canal. He has
a peculiar walk, and his footsteps were traced from the barn to the canal bank, where his hat,
stick, vest and purse were found. A party have been dragging the level all day, trying to find
the body, but so far without success. Hogan was 70 years old.
CHANTLER (Woodstock) July 21 - James Chantler, aged 86, an inmate of the house of
industry, ate a hearty breakfast Saturday morning, leaned back in his chair and expired.
MORDEN - The death of A.L. Morden, Q.C., crown attorney for Lennox and Addington,
occurred at Liverpool.
CRAIG (Bond Head, Ont.) July 20 - A son of W.M. Craig’s was frightfully kicked by a horse
while attempting to harness him. Besides having a fracture of the skull and one broken thigh,
young Craig received several body wounds. He lived only two hours.
Tuesday, July 23
MCGEE (Hamilton) - Chief Smith sent Sergeant Vanatter and P.C. Knox over the bay this
morning with grappling-irons to search for the body of Prof. McGee, who was drowned last
RIDOUT (Toronto) July 23 - Norman Stewart Ridout, 125 Tyndall avenue, son of the late
Donald Ridout, was killed by a railway train at St. Anne’s, Quebec, on Saturday. Mr. Ridout,
who was a cadet in the Royal Military college, Kingston, was one of a surveying party who
were working about 25 miles from Montreal. He was standing on one track and stepped on to
the other to allow a train to pass. He stepped directly before a train on the latter track, and
died ten minutes after being struck. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
JEFFERSON (Parry Harbor) July 18 - On Monday July 15, a terrible accident took place at
Wm. Peter’s new mill here, as a result of which Charles Jefferson, a blacksmith, lost his life,
while Joseph Bovaier , an engineer, was disfigured for life and Alex. Adair and W.H.
Dearborn were severely cut about the head and face. The accident was caused by the bursting
of the piston of the steam log roller, the rod of which had got bent while working and as the
men were unable to straighten it cold, it was placed in the forge and heated. Steam was
noticed coming from the piston head, in which some water had gathered, and a moment later
it exploded with great force, wrecking the end of the blacksmith shop in which the repair was
being made and injuring fatally Jefferson who was holding it in the fire. Jefferson’s wounds
proved to be internal and he died in three hours, while Bovaier’s cheek was broken. The
deceased, who was 31 years of age, was a steady and industrious man and had been just a year
married. He was a native of Goderich and his body was on Tuesday removed from there and
to-day it was buried in that town.
JAMES (Toronto) July 23 - Miss Sarah James, daughter of Walton James, a farmer, living
near Utica P.O., Uxbridge township, died at 49 Bellevue avenue yesterday under
circumstances which caused the authorities to suspect that death resulted from a criminal
Miss James, who was a good-looking young woman of 22, had been teaching school for
some time at Corbetton, Grey county. While there, she became engaged to a young farmer
named Albert Somerville of Bonda. The two were to be married shortly and when school
closed, Miss James spent two weeks at her lover’s home. Two weeks ago to-day, she called at
the house of Mrs Doherty, 4 Bellevue avenue and told Mrs Doherty that she was not well and
that Dr. Lehman of Spadina avenue had recommended her to come to her house to board for a
week or two, until she had recovered.
The young woman gradually grew worse and on Saturday last her mother and her lover
were telegraphed for. They arrived the same day and remained with her until her death, which
took place yesterday morning. Before she died, George Hewson, 71 Palmerston avenue, a
friend of the James family, was summoned.
After the death had taken place Mr. Hewson had a conversation with Somerville, in the
course of which the latter according to Hewson’s story to the police, said “I paid that doctor
$40 to do that job, and if he had done his work right there would have been no trouble.” No
name was mentioned. Hewson at once communicated the statement to Inspector Johnson of
the Third precinct. An officer was at once dispatched to the house, and arrived just in time to
intercept Undertaker E.J. Humphrey, who had given a burial certificate, and was about to
remove the body.
Dr. Lehman’s statement is as follows: “A week ago last Wednesday a young lady, who
afterwords proved to be Miss James, came to me and complained of sharp pains in the
abdomen. I prescribed for her, thinking she had a slight touch of inflamation. I saw her at
intervals during the week, and I became a little suspicious. On the Tuesday following I though
there was something wrong and questioned the girl very closely. She finally admitted
pregnancy, and said she thought the child was dead. I called Dr. E.E. King in consultation,
and we decided that an operation was necessary. This was performed on Wednesday and we
took from her a five months foetus which had no doubt been dead for some time. The poor
girl gradually sank until her death yesterday.”
When Mrs. Hewson, 17 Palmerston avenue, was interviewed she was very reluctant to give
any information, but said that Somerville had made the statement to her husband with which
he is credited. The parents of the young girl are wealthy and highly respected farmers of
Uxbridge township. Somerville, who admitted he had betrayed her, is about 23 years of age
and is the son of a well-to-do farmer of South Simcoe. He returned to his home yesterday, but
will be recalled for the inquest. A post-mortem examination of the body will be made, and
when the jury have viewed the remains to-night they will be forwarded to Utica for interment.
Wednesday, July 24
OSBORN - In this city, on the 24th inst., Thomas Mills, youngest son of Cephas and Rosa
Osborn, aged 8 months. Funeral from parents residence, 275 Mary street, on Thursday
afternoon at 3.30. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
HUNTER - In this city, on July 23rd, Robert Hunter, a native of Peebleshire, Scotland, in the
67th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, Ida street, on Friday, at 3
p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
Robert Hunter, high constable of Wentworth and auctioneer, died last night. He had been
ailing for ten months, although he was not confined to his bed.
The deceased was in the sixty-sixth year of his age, and was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He was fourteen years of age when his parents came to Canada. For many years he was a
farmer in Beverly. When he was twenty-two he had the misfortune to lose his arm. Mr.
Hunter also acted as bailiff of the forth division court for a number of years. In 1874 he
moved to Hamilton and was appointed bailiff of the ninth division court, which position he
filled for six years. Fifteen years ago he was appointed high constable of Wentworth. He was
a familiar figure at all the courts.
Mr. Hunter leaves a widow, four sons - William, Alex.,James and John - and four daughters
- Mrs. McEachern, Portland, Ore., Mrs. R.C. Pettigrew, of this city, and two unmarried
daughters. Mrs. Hunter has been ill for two weeks.
MCGEE - Up to a late hour this afternoon the body of Prof. McGee had not been recovered
from the bay. Sergt. Sergt. Venater and P.C. Knox were down on the water again to-day
grappling, but without success. The fact that the drowned man has no clothing on makes it
very difficult to locate his body with hooks. Prof. Parks has engaged Wesley Lee to search for
the body, and this afternoon L. McDonald started out with some dynamite to explode in the
vicinity of the drowning, in the hope of raising the body.
CLARK (Brantford) July 23 - The body of Agnes, the two-year-old daughter of Frank Clark,
was found lying in the Grand river this evening in front of her father’s door. No one saw her
fall into the water, but it is supposed she was playing on the embankment at the spot indicated
and fell over into the water, which, though very shallow, was sufficient to drown her.
CHAMBERS (Chatham) July 23 - Wm. Chambers, aged 108 years by actual proof, died at his
home in Dresden yesterday after a brief illness. Up to the time of his death he retained his
faculties to a wonderful extent and could talk as clearly and briskly as a man in middle life.
The deceased was a veteran of Waterloo, though he did not take part in the action, being a
youth and filling a position which at that time kept him in the field. But he saw many another
fight, and nothing pleased him more than to gather a crowd around him, “shoulder his crutch
and tell how fields were won”. He was a user of whiskey and tobacco all his life. About a year
ago the patriarch returned from a trip to the far west to visit his sons. He made the journey
JAMES (Toronto) July 24 - The inquest into the cause of the death of Miss Sarah James, the
young woman whom the police believe died from the effects of a criminal operation, was
opened by Coroner Johnson at the undertaking establishment of E.J. Humphrey, 407 Queen
street west, yesterday . The jury was sworn, and an adjournment made until Thursday
Detective Slemin left last evening for Banda, and it is expected his investigations there will
result in one or more arrests.
Thursday, July 25
MCGEE - Drowned in Hamilton bay on Monday, July 22, David W. McGee, B.A., Ph.D,
lecturer in orientals , Toronto University, aged 23 years. Funeral from the residence of Mr.
Parks, No.164 Stinson st., on Friday at 3 p.m. friends will please accept this intimation.
This morning the body of Dr. McGee, the Toronto university lecturer, who was drowned on
Monday, was found by a couple of young men in a rowboat. It was doubled up, and the
appearance of it gives weight to the theory that the young man took cramps when he was in
bathing. The body was recovered in about ten feet of water. It was carried on shore, and was
brought to the city by Undertaker Blachford.
The funeral will take place to-morrow from the residence of Mr. Parks, 164 Stinson street,
CASTELL (Kingston) July 25 - William Castell, butcher, of Ellenburg, died this morning
from the effects of a blow from a baseball bat received at Sydenham yesterday. He interrupted
a game, rushing at R. Wycott, of Odessa, at the plate. In self-defense, Wycott struck Castell
over the forehead. A fight ensued. Castell was taken away and some time after grew drowsy,
became unconscious, and died. An inquest will be held.
COOMBES (London) July 25 - Robert and Nathaniel Coombes, aged respectively 13 and 11
years, who murdered their mother about three weeks ago by stabbing her while she was
asleep and lived ten days in the house with her decomposing body, were arraigned in the
police court this morning. The police authorities announced that they would not charge the
younger brother with participation in the crime, but they would call him to witness.
Nathaniel was placed in the witness box and told of his brother’s having bought the knife
with which the killing was done. He did not see his mother killed, but heard her groan, and
went into the room and looked at her while she was dying. His brother admitted to him that it
was he who had killed her. The magistrate committed the elder brother, Robert, and a halfwitted
man Fox, who was arrested with the boys, for trial on the charge of murder and held
Nathaniel as a witness.
Friday, July 26
JONES - In this city, on July 25, Thomas Jones, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 66
years. Funeral from his late residence 221 Maria street, on Saturday, July 27, at 2 o’clock
p.m. to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances
will please accept this intimation.
CAIRNS (Sarnia) July 25 - Some time during Sunday night, July 14, Frank Cairns, the 19-
year-old son of J.K. Cairns, of the lake shore, left his home, and it was supposed that he went
on the lake, as a boat belonging to Mr. West on the lake shore, was taken during the night,
and no trace of it has since been heard of.
Cornelius O’Brian, of the lake shore, saw something floating in the lake and after procuring
assistance went out to see what the object was, and they were rewarded by finding the body of
a young man floating in the water.
They towed the body ashore and it was there identified as that of Cairns. There was a bullet
hole in the deceased’s forehead and a large weight was fastened to his body, which would
indicate that it was a determined case of suicide.
PEGG (Toronto) July 26 - The residents of Thornhill were startled on Tuesday upon hearing
that one of their citizens, James Pegg, had dropped dead. Deceased was out in the bush with
one or two others digging with a spade, when suddenly he was noticed to fall forward on the
ground and expired in a few moments. He had not enjoyed good health for the past year.
Heart failure is supposed to have been the cause of death. Deceased, who was about 40 years
of age, leaves a wife and one child.
BROWN (Scotland) July 25 - William Brown, a resident of Scotland, Ont., was found in
Foster’s pond, in this village, this afternoon. He is supposed to have drowned himself, having
been despondent for some time. The coroner was here this afternoon, and will probably hold
an inquest to-morrow.
Saturday, July 27
MUIR - At Lochwinnock, Scotland, on July 10, Robert Muir, aged 76 late of 246 MacNab
street north, Hamilton. Buried at Lochwinnoch, July 12.
Robert Muir, late of 245 MacNab street north, in this city, died at Lochwinnoch, Scotland,
on July 10, aged seventy-six. Mr. Muir had gone to Scotland for his health, accompanied by
his wife. He had been a resident of Dundas and Hamilton for the past fifteen years. He leaves
a family of five daughters and two sons.
CORP - In this city, on July 27, Marcella, eldest daughter of James Monds and beloved wife
of Ernest J. Corp, aged 26. Funeral from the residence of her father.162 Locke st. north, on
Monday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No
STIPE - On July 26th, William Edward, infant son of William and Frances Stipe, Barton, aged
6 weeks and 5 days. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will
please accept this intimation.
FOSTER - Accidently killed on Friday, July 26, Emma Foster, aged 39 years. From her
mother’s residence, No. 41 Nightingale st., Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will accept this
Emma Foster met her death in a simple way. The young woman tried to get off a car when it
was in motion. She fell on the asphalt pavement, she struck her head with great force and died
in a short time.
TORRENCE (Ottawa) July 26 - Information was received here yesterday that Fraser
Torrence, who is well known in Ottawa having been connected for some years with the
geological survey, has been found dead near Rat Portage. It is not known whether his death
was accidental or the result of suicide or foul play. He has not been connected with the survey
for the last five or six years, and at the time of his death was prospecting in the gold regions
about Rat Portage.
BAYLEY (London) July 26 - Mrs. C.H. Bayley, wife of the well-known Dundas street dry
goods merchant, died suddenly to-day, in the 31st year of her age, about 6 o’clock yesterday
morning she experienced a paralytic stroke, which terminated as above stated. Deceased had
been married six years.
BROPHY, WINDFIELD (Ottawa) July 26 - About 5 o’clock this afternoon, Alexander, aged
25, Walter, aged 20, Edward, aged 12, sons of Mr. Brophy; George aged 13, only child of the
rev. Mr. Windfield, went for a sail in a canoe in Aylmer bay. A squall struck and it upset,
throwing the occupants into the water.
LUDLOW (Brantford) July 26 - Word comes from a neighbouring village of Longford of a
terrible mishap. Mrs S. Ludlow was on a visit to a farm of Wm. Dowdy, and she took her
three-year-old boy with her. He was left to sleep on the bed during the afternoon, when the
mother was aroused by frantic screams, and returning to the room found the poor little fellow
sitting on the bed with his clothing all burned off with the exception of a little waist, which he
was wearing next to the skin. The poor little sufferer had run from one room to another, and
returned to the bedroom where he was first left. He died in a few hours. Some burned matches
and paper told how the little fellow had caused the fire.
EDDINGTON (Cheltenham) July 26 - A sad accident occurred here to-day, which resulted in
the instant death of a lad of 16 years of age named James Eddington, from Dr. Barnardo’s
home who was in the employ of Wilson Wilkenson, a farmer of this neighborhood. The
deceased slipped from a load of hay, fell between the horses, which became frightened and
began to run. After going a short distance the load upset, and the unfortunate boy was crushed
to death by the wheels.
COLE (Southhampton, Ont.,) July 26 - Shortly after noon today, the body of John Cole, of
this place, was found with a bullet in his forehead. Coroner Patterson, of Port Elgin, was
immediately notified and an inquest was held, when this verdict was brought in: “That John
Cole came to his death by a wound on his forehead caused by a pistol shot, but whether selfinflicted
or not we are unable to say.”
MCDONALD, RODGERS, GALES (Chatham) July 26 - The river Thames this evening
claimed for itself a trio of little victims, Clifford McDonald, aged eight; William Rodgers,
aged nine, and Harold Gales aged ten. The lads left their playmates early in the evening for a
swim, and their non-appearance at the expiration of two hours caused anxiety. A searching
party was organized , and their clothing found lying on the park to the rear of Duff’s slaughter
house. The parents, who were almost frantic with grief, ordered the river to be dragged, and
the bodies were recovered late this evening. The lads are all well connected and the triple
tragedy has cast a gloom over the entire community.
MEEK (St. Thomas, Ont.) July 26 - Mrs. Robert Meek, of Southwold, near Fingal, died
yesterday in terrible agony of lockjaw, the result of having stepped a few days ago on a rusty
nail, which penetrated the ball of the big toe.
Monday, July 29
BROWNE - At Hamilton on the 28th inst., Matilda, relict of the late John E. Browne, formerly
of Grimsby, Ont.
PFANN - In this city on July 28th, Christina, beloved wife of George Pfann, aged 51 years.
Funeral from 206 Caroline st. south, Wednesday at 2 pm. Friends will please accept this
COOMBES (London) July 29 - The coroner’s jury in the case of Robert and Nathaniel
Coombes, who are accused of having killed their mother a few weeks ago by cutting her
throat, today returned a verdict of wilful murder. This verdict was rendered despite the
decision of the court Saturday that Robert, the 13-year-old boy, was alone guilty of the
murder and that Nathaniel, who is only 11 years of age should merely be held as a witness
against his brother. At the hearing on Saturday, when Robert was remanded and Nathaniel
held as a witness, Robert confessed that his brother did not give him any assistance in killing
his mother and the younger boy corroborated him by declaring that his mother was in a dying
condition from the wounds inflicted by Robert when he went into her room, having been
attracted by her groans.
FOSTER - The funeral of Miss Foster, who was accidentally killed on a James streetcar on
Friday night, was held this afternoon and was largely attended. Miss Foster, who was fatally
injured by falling from a trolley car on Friday evening, had a pair of gold-rimmed spectacles
on which have not been discovered since her death. The finder would confer a great favour by
returning them to the mother of deceased at 41 Nightingale street.
LOGAN (Niagara Falls) July 28 - Alexander Logan, a prominent young society man of this
town and son of ex-mayor Logan, met a tragic death this morning at Grimsby where the
family is staying for the summer. Young Logan was enjoying the surf bathing on the
lakeshore on Saturday, diving into the waves as they rolled in on the sand. The water where
he was making his plunges was only three feet deep and in one of his dives he struck in the
trough of the wave and his head hit the hard sand with great force. Logan was a powerfullybuilt
young man weighing 210 pounds so the shock must have been severe. His companions
saw the accident and the body splash in the water. They went to aid him and found that the
boy was paralysed, his neck having been broken. He lingered until this morning when he
died. So highly esteemed was young Logan that the flags were ordered at half-mast in his
honour. He was very prominent in society, church and sporting matters. He was a member of
the hockey club and also of the baseball club. The body was brought home this afternoon and
was met by a large crowd of the young man’s friends.
ASHLEY (Belleville) July 28 - Mary Walden Meyer, widow of Lyman Ashley, died at her
home in this city on Friday at the great age of 94 years and 5 months. Deceased, who was a
daughter of Jacob Walden Meyer and grand-daughter of Captain John Walden Meyer, the first
settler in Belleville, was born, married and died here. She was the oldest resident of the city.
Mrs. Ashley was in good health up to two weeks ago when she fell and broke her hip bone
which was the cause of her death. She leaves a family of five. Deceased was much respected
and a great favourite with young and old.
KEELAN (Mount Forest) July 29 - Thos. Keelan, of the township of Arthur, committed
suicide Friday night by hanging. His knees were only a foot from the barn floor when found.
GOODCHILD (Windsor) July 27 - Charles Goodchild, aged about 45 years, living near
Amherstburg, while attending his horse in a stable yesterday afternoon, was kicked in the left
side. One of his ribs was broken which penetrated his heart, killing him instantly.
JACOBS (Toronto) July 29 - Thomas Jacobs, an employee of the Grand Trunk railway,
happened with a fatal accident yesterday morning at the ice-house of the railway opposite the
Don station. Deceased was employed in the ice-house and it was his duty to assist in loading
ice into the cold storage cars that passed through on the Grand Trunk railway. Early on
Sunday morning, he was eating his lunch with his companions in the building and when he
had finished, he got up and left them. Shortly after this they heard a crash and they thought it
was some of the ice falling. When they went to resume work Jacobs could not be found and
on looking for him they found him lying on the railway track. He had apparently fallen from a
scaffold or platform in front of the building to the track below, a distance of twenty feet. In
falling, his head struck the rail, fracturing his skull, inflicting a frightful injury. The
ambulance was sent for and he was removed to the general hospital where he died in a few
hours after the accident. Deceased had served in the British army and had no friends in this
country. Coroner Johnson will hold an inquest.
DICKSON (Goderich) July 28 - James Dickson, registrar for the county of Huron, died this
afternoon at the ripe age of 80 years. Deceased had been ill for some time. Mr. Dickson was
one of the pioneers of Huron. He took great interest in the development of agriculture,
especially in stock, and his farm was the model farm for Huron county. Deceased was known
far and wide. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon.
CAMIDGE (Niagara) July 28 - Charles Camidge, JP, committed suicide at his residence here
this morning. Deceased had been in poor health for some time but not sufficiently so to
confine him to his house. The rash act was committed whilst Mrs. Camidge was preparing his
breakfast which he told her not to bring up to him; that he would be down presently. Shortly
after he had said this, Mrs. Camidge heard the report of a pistol and immediately went to his
room where she found him lying on the floor on his back, dead, with a revolver in his hand.
Dr. Anderson was sent for at once , who upon examination said that death was instantaneous,
the ball having entered behind the left ear and making an upward course penetrated the brain.
Mr. Camidge was 71 years of age. He came to this town about 25 years ago.
Tuesday, July 30
CARPENTER - In this city, on Tuesday, 30th instant, suddenly of heart disease, Charles
Carpenter, aged 66 years. Funeral notice later.
TOWERS - In this city on July 29, Irene, second daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Towers,
aged 3 years and 10 months. Funeral took place this afternoon from parents’ residence, 52
Young street. It was private.
MIDWINTER - In this city on July 30, Maudie, second daughter of George and Minnie
Midwinter, in the 14th year of her age. Funeral from her parents’ residence, Arlington hotel,
corner John and King William streets on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this
Maude, the 14-year-old daughter of Geo. Midwinter, of the Arlington hotel, died yesterday
of neuralgia of the heart after a short illness. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
AITCHISON - In this city on the 30th inst., William Aitchison, in the 74th year of his age. A
native of Annan, Dumphriesshire, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of his son, No. 304
East Main street on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this
intimation. No flowers.
NESBITT (Gore Bay) July 29 - Edward Nesbitt, keeper of the Cape Roberts lighthouse, was
found drowned in four feet of water at the docks. There were bloodstains on the face and the
coroner will hold an inquest.
CAREY (Woodstock) July 29 - Mrs. William Carey expired at the supper table Saturday
night while drinking a cup of tea. She choked and ruptured a blood vessel.
TAYLOR (Eastwood) July 29 - Mrs. Taylor, a woman about 70 years of age, was struck by a
G.T.R. passenger train and instantly killed a short distance east of Eastwood station this
morning. She had been wandering aimlessly around during the morning, and just before the
11:40 accommodation train came along she walked on the track. She proceeded westward, not
noticing the train approaching from the east, and was struck by the engine and hurled about
fifteen feet. She was picked up by some section men, and it was found that she had been
instantly killed. She was the mother of twelve children. An inquest was commenced tonight
and will continue tomorrow.
AITCHISON - William Aitchison, of Aitchison and Co., proprietors of the Main street
planing mill, died suddenly this morning. Last Friday he complained of nausea. Afterwards he
was attacked by a fit of the hiccoughs. Drs. Wolverton and Balfe did all in their powers to
stop the hiccoughs, but they were unable to do so. Mr. Aitchison grew weaker and weaker,
and the end came this morning.
The deceased was in the seventy-fourth year of his age, and was a highly respected citizen.
He was born in Annan, Dumphriesshire, Scotland, and came to this country in 1850. He lived
in the States for a few years, and came to Hamilton in 1853. For years he was superintendent
of a planing mill, which was situated on the site of the Sawyer-Massey company’s factory.
Afterwards he was connected with Brennan & Co. For a number of years past, he had been
in partnership with his brother, David.
Mr. Aitchison never took any interest in politics. His home life was happy. Several months
ago his partner in life was taken away from him, and he was never the same after that. He
leaves two sons - A.W. Aitchison, chief of the fire department, and Jas. Aitchison, of J. Winer
Wednesday, July 31
AITCHISON - In this city on the 30th inst., William Aitchison, in the 74th year of his age. A
native of Annan, Dumphriesshire, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of his son, No. 304
East Main street on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this
intimation. No flowers.
RAM - At 250 Farley ave., Toronto, on July 30, Alfred Edward, infant son of Edward J. and
Jennie E. Ram, aged 11 months. Funeral took place from G.T.R. station this morning to
AMOS - In this city on July 31, Sarah, beloved wife of James S. Amos, in the 81st year of her
age, daughter of the late Joseph Bloor, of Bloor street, Toronto. Funeral from her late
residence, 96 Catherine street north, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this
MCADAM (Southsea) July 6 - Philip Henry, CE, second son of the late Philip McAdam, of
Blackwater house, county Clare, Ireland, age 64.
CARPENTER - On Tuesday, July 30, suddenly of heart disease, Charles Carpenter, aged 66
years. Funeral from his late residence, 56 Hess street south, on Thursday, 1st August at 2 p.m.
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
BOLTON (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) July 31 - About 9 o’clock last night, Robert Bolton, aged 19,
and a young companion, were crossing from Brockville, Ont., to Terrace park, near
Morriston, N.Y., in a skiff during a high wind, when the boat was capsized and Bolton was
drowned. His companion was saved by a man who put out in a small boat. Bolton’s parents
reside near Brockville.
TAYLOR (Toronto) July 31 - Mrs. Amelia Taylor, wife of P. Taylor, 770 Yonge street, died
suddenly yesterday while engaged in taking a bath. Mrs. Taylor had been in a poor state of
health for two years. Yesterday morning she went to take a bath. An hour passed away and
Miss Taylor wondered what kept her mother so long a time in the bathroom. A rap a t the
door elicited no response, assistance was procured and the door burst open. Mrs. Taylor was
found lying in six inches of water in the bathtub quite dead. Mrs. Taylor’s friends attribute her
death to heart failure.
BROWN - A carpenter named George Brown, of Newburgh, Ont., was struck and instantly
killed by the Grand Trunk railway westbound express early yesterday afternoon about a mile
SMITH (Belleville, Ont.) July 30 - On Sunday a little child of Robert Smith, a farmer who
lives near Queensboro, was accidentally burned to death.
AMOS - Mrs. Sarah Amos, 96 Catherine street north, died at her home this morning
surrounded by mourning friends. Mrs. Amos had been a resident of Hamilton for 43 years and
was a daughter of the late Joseph Bloor of Toronto, who was one of the Queen city’s oldest
inhabitants. The deceased was in her 81st year and her husband, James S. Amos, left now a
widower, is 84 years old. The aged couple have not only enjoyed their golden wedding
anniversary but last February, the sixtieth anniversary of their happy married life was
celebrated. Mrs. Amos was some years ago stricken with paralysis, but recovered and till
within two days of her death, was clear of mind, bright and cheerful of disposition. She had
long been a member of Central Presbyterian church. Five children are left to mourn - Robert
of London, James of Rochester; Joseph of Chicago; Mrs. Wm.McCaulay of East Hamilton
and Mrs. N.D. Galbraith. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 2:30.
Thursday, August 1
HIPKINS - At Toronto, July 29, Jennie, third daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Hipkins, in her
CARPENTER - The funeral of the late Charles Carpenter took place from his residence on
Hess street south this afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Fourneret conducted the
AITCHISON - The funeral of the late W. Aitchison, which took place this afternoon, was
attended by a large number of citizens including the members of the markets, fire and police
committee. The pall-bearers were: John Cox, G.G. Hacker, W. Edgar, W.J. Aitchison, James
Cox and David Aitchison. Rev. J. Morton conducted the religious services.
FORBES - Yesterday afternoon, the remains of George Forbes were laid at rest in the
Hamilton cemetery. Mr. Forbes was well known of the Caledonia society, being one of its
pipers in its flourishing days. He was of a very quiet and reserved disposition and was wellliked
with all who came in contact with him. The pall-bearers were Pipers Duncan Campbell,
Wm. Oswald and Alex Campbell, Messrs. Scott and Nicol and chief H. McL. Henderson,
Sons of Scotland. The funeral was largely attended.
MCCONNELL (London) Aug. 1 - John McConnell, of Toronto, a delegate to the Foresters
convention, fell dead in St. Martins town hall, London, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. A
few minutes previous he was chatting with other delegates and made no complaint as he
walked into the corridor where he was found dead. It is supposed that apoplexy was the cause.
CASTELL (Kingston) July 31 - Robert Whycott pleaded not guilty before Judge Price this
morning on a charge of manslaughter in killing W.H. Castell by a blow from a baseball bat at
a picnic on July 26 at Sydenham. The crown presented the facts of the conflict and that
Castell died from the effects of the blow received. In the prisoner’s behalf, many witnesses
testified as to Castell’s ugliness and that Whycott had acted solely in self-defence. The judge
found Whycott “guilty of killing Castell” but released him on suspended sentence on his own
SCHMALE (Stratford) July 31 - Peter Schmale, twelve years old, while working a rack-lifter
in his father’s barn, was struck by a clevis. His skull was smashed and he will die.
Friday, August 2
KITCHEN - On the 18th July last, at the residence of his father, Moorville, Fartown,
Huddersfield, England, Robert William Kitchen, late of Hamilton, Ont., in his 42nd year.
COYNE (Ingersoll) Aug. 2 - An old and highly respected citizen of St. Thomas, William
Coyne, formerly a dry goods merchant there, died very suddenly at the G.T.R. station here
shortly after the arrival of the 8:30 mixed train last night.
HANNON - John Y. Hannon, of Hannon post-office, Glanford township, came to the city
yesterday afternoon with a small load of rags, which he took to a rag dealer on Walnut street.
While making a bargain for his load the farmer, who is 74 years of age, suddenly fell to the
ground. The rag man at first thought he was intoxicated, but soon saw that he was ill. Dr.
Griffin was summoned and an examination showed Hannon was suffering from paralysis. He
was removed to the city hospital in the ambulance, and today his condition is most
unfavorable.. This is his fourth attack and he will probably die.
The team and small boy who accompanied Hannon were taken home again by the police.
COMBS (Toronto) Aug. 2 - Four-year-old Ernest Combs, son of W.B. Combs,13 Waterloo
avenue a blacksmith in the employ of the Northey Manufacturing company, was killed
yesterday afternoon within a few yards of his mother’s door.
Ernest was one of a family of five children. Some time during the afternoon he had,
unnoticed by his mother, left the house and crossed the street to the G.T.R. yards.
The mother missed him at 3 o’clock and as his sisters and brothers had not seen him, she
became anxious and sent them in search of him. They made a thorough search of the
neighborhood without success, and when 6 o’clock came with no tidings of the child Mrs.
Combs became alarmed.
The father reached home, was informed of the child’s absence and joined the searchers.
Instinctively he first turned to the railway yards where he feared an accident the boy had
befallen. His surmises proved correct, as pinned to the ground with a heavy cedar log, he
discovered the lifeless body. The boy had been dead for some time, as the body was almost
It is thought that the little fellow had been climbing the large pile of cedar logs when one
became loosened, and rolled down onto him. Death was instantaneous, as the ribs were
broken and crushed down into the heart. Dr. Hunter was called and he notified Coroner Lynd,
but it was thought unnecessary to hold an inquest.
COX (Ottawa) Aug. 1 - Capt. Charles F. Cox, assistant in the engineer’s branch of the
department of marine and fisheries, was drowned this morning in the Ottawa. He was a native
of London, Ont., and leaves a widow and child. Cox was in bathing.
Capt. Cox was aged 37, and was well known in social and military circles. He was a
prominent member of the Ottawa Cricket club and belonged to the Church of England.
Deceased was a member of the Forty-third battalion, and served with much distinction in the
MIDWINTER, TOWERS - Maud Midwinter and Irene Towers, two members of James street
Baptist Sunday school, died on different days this week, and on Sunday afternoon next a
memorial service will be held at the school. The circumstances in connection with the death
of the little Towers girl are particularly sad. Some days ago she found a stray kitten and
brought it home, loving it and kissing it. The next day her face broke out in pimples and very
few days afterward she died from scarlet fever. Miss Midwinter, though but 14 years old and
had long been a sufferer from rheumatism, which developed heart trouble.
Saturday, August 3
SMYTH (Smith) - In this city on Aug. 3, Stephen W. Smyth, aged 75 years, a native of
Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral from his son’s residence, 399 James street north, Monday
afternoon, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No flowers.
Stephen W. Smith, of Washington D.C. who has been visiting his sons here since June 5,
died to-day at 399 James street north. He leaves four sons who reside in Hamilton - John,
Robert, Frank and Stephen Smith, and a stepson, Thos. Welsh.
KNOWLES (Toronto), Aug., 3 - Henry A. Knowles, of 26 Shannon street, died very suddenly
on Thursday night. He had been down town during the afternoon, and, not feeling well,
consulted Dr. King. On returning home he grew worse, and before the arrival of Dr. King,
who had been summoned, he passed away. The late Mr. Knowles was a native of Guelph, but
for 25 years had carried on business as a druggist, selling out only on June last. He was 56
years of age, and leaves a widow, three daughters and two sons.
DAVIDSON (Woodstock) Aug. 2 - A message was received today announcing the death in
Denver, Col., of Harry Davidson, at one time manager of the James Hay company. Deceased
had been in Colorado nearly a year endeavouring to regain his broken health. The immediate
cause of death was pneumonia.
Monday, August 5
TODD (Toronto) Aug. 4 - Edith Todd, the 4-year-old child of Arthur Todd, 11 Emerson
avenue, was instantly killed by a street car in Bloor street west, Saturday afternoon. Car No.
268, in charge of conductor Geo. Schultz, was going west near Marguerite street, when the
little girl attempted to cross in front of it. She was thrown down, the tender missed her, and
she was crushed beneath the heavy gearing of the car and killed instantly. Dr. Dumble was
summoned, but could do nothing, and the body was taken to the home of the parents.
Coroner Spencer has issued a warrant for an inquest to be held Monday evening. Eyewitnesses
of the affair say that no blame attaches to the motorman or conductor.
MIDWINTER, TOWERS - The memorial service in James street Baptist church Sunday
school yesterday afternoon for Miss Maud Midwinter and little Irene Towers was very
impressive. The school room was draped in white, and bouquets of white flowers were
tastefully arranged around the platform. Short addresses were given by H. E. Copp and P. W.
Dayfoot, honorary superintendents , Rev. Ira Smith of London and C.G. Booker the
superintendent . Two quartettes were sung by Mrs Keruches Miss W.Blandford ,W.W.Harlow
and John E. Wodell - Beulah Land and Rock of Ages. A suitably worded resolution of
condolence was passed by the school and forwarded to the bereaved parents.
HANNON - John Y. Hannon, of Hannon post-office, Glanford township, who was stricken
with paralysis on Thursday on Walnut street died yesterday in the city hospital.
Tuesday, August 6
HORN - At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Woolfrey, 18 Gildersleeve ave., Toronto on
Aug 5th, Wm. Horne, aged 89 years. Funeral from G.T.R. Stuart street station, Wednesday, on
arrival of 2:45 p.m. train.
Wm. Horn, for many years a Grand Trunk messenger here, died yesterday at the residence of
his daughter, Mrs. Woolfrey, in Toronto, aged 89 years.
HUNTER - On mountain top, Hamilton, on Aug. 4th , George Hunter, aged 72 years. Funeral
from G.T.R. station, Hagersville, on arrival of the 8.30 train Wednesday morning. Friends
will please accept this intimation.
KEEBLE - On Sunday, the 4th, at midnight, Martha, relict of the late William Keeble, of
cancer of peritonuem, aged 74 years, 4 months and 10 days. Funeral from the residence of her
son, Arthur Keeble, 99 Emerald street north, on Tuesday at 3 o’clock. Welland papers please
SMITH - A two-year-old son of Robt. Smith of Tweed, was burned to death.
GALLAGHER - P. Gallagher, a farmer, residing four miles east of Hastings, Ont., was
thrown out of his buggy Saturday and killed.
Wednesday, August 7
HUNTER - George Hunter, whose home was on the mountain, died on Sunday in his 72d
year, Deceased was a successful business man in Oneida township before coming to Hamilton
to retire from business. He leaves a widow and a an adopted son, who is a resident of the
United States. Deceased was wealthy, holding many thousands of debentures of this and other
Thursday, August 8
HOWE, WELCH - (Toronto) Aug 6 - The story of the calamity as revealed by the inquest
evidence was this; George Curtin the elevator man had taken the elevator to the fourth floor
when he discovered that something had gone wrong with the machinery. The elevator would
not move. In the basement he found that the cable had slipped from the drum. Chas McBride,
the engineer, and Curtin set to work to repair the damage. They laid out on the floor the
portion of the cable that had unwound itself from the drum which had revolved while the
elevator car was stationary at the top of the building. Then they required a wrench which was
in the machine room on the third floor and they sent James Welch for it. Welch, for some
reason not yet explained, went to the fourth floor and with a broomstick tried to pry up the
lever connected with the automatic brake on the car. He was unable to accomplish it and
Chas. Howe, the foreman of the bindery went to his assistance. They had been at work but a
few moments when the car dropped down the shaft with the two men inside. As the car
descended the unwound portion of the cable in the basement rushed up the shaft and
McBride, whose legs had become entangled in it was jerked upwards with terrible force.
Howe and Welch were precipitated upon the basement floor with such force as to inflict the
injuries that caused their death.
HOWELL (Toronto) Aug. 8 - Jeremiah Howell, the East Flamboro farmer who broke his back
owing to a fall in a barn last Friday, died at the general hospital at 9:30 last night. Deceased’s
injuries caused paralysis, and no hope was entertained by the medical men for his recovery.
He remained in an almost unconscious condition until the time of his death. Deceased was 52
years of age. The body will be removed to his home.
Friday, August 9
HAW - In this city, on the 8th inst., Ann, relict of the late James Haw, of Port Hope and
mother of Mrs. Thos. Armstrong of the Dominion hotel. Remains will leave the residence of
her daughter, Mrs. Strain, 112 Bay st. north at 6 p.m. on Saturday for G.T.R. depot for
interment at Port Hope, on Sunday, the 11th inst.
Mrs. Haw, widow of James Haw, died last night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs.
Strain, 112 Bay street north. The deceased lived in Port Hope. A couple of months ago she
came to Hamilton to visit her married daughter, four of whom live here, one of them being
Mrs. Armstrong of the Dominion hotel. She had been in poor health for some time, and her
death was not unexpected..
Mrs Haw leaves seven daughters and two sons - James Haw, proprietor of the Orillia house,
Orillia, and Laurence Haw, of the American hotel, Port Hope. The body will be taken to Port
Hope for interment on Saturday.
LEA - In New York city, on August 8, 1895, of consumption, C.A. Lea aged 21 years,
nephew of Mrs. John Payne, Hamilton Provident and Loan. Funeral Sunday at 3.30 p.m. from
Green Bros. establishment cor. King and Catharine streets. Friends will kindly accept this
HOWELL - The funeral of the late Jeremiah Howell took place to-day to Waterdown
MALONEY - Mrs John Maloney, an old Waterdown widow, who has lived alone for 20
years, died yesterday after a short illness.
HANNON - John Hannon, who died of paralysis at the city hospital in Hamilton last Sunday,
was an old resident of this place, having been born here 73 years ago, and was well thought of
for his honesty, uprightness and cheerful disposition. He was in fairly good circumstances at
the time of his death. The interment took place at the Trinity church on Tuesday afternoon,
and was attended by a very large concourse of relatives and friends of the deceased. The
funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.C. Harris of Binbrook, assisted by Rev. David Allen,
of the Free Methodist church here. Deceased leaves a widow and a family of five daughters
and one son - all married.
SOVEREIGN (Brantford) Aug. 8 - A young lad, named Sovereign, of Waterford, came here
last evening with the Mount Pleasant football team to play a game. The exercise being too
great he became prostrated, was taken to the hospital, and died of heart failure at an early hour
Saturday, August 10
GIBSON - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs Zealand, 22 Murray st. west, Mary Sinclair,
relict of the late William Gibson of Toronto township aged 86 years. Funeral Sunday at 3.30
EMMANUELLA - On Saturday Aug. 10 at Loretta Convent, Sister Emmanuella, aged 21.
Funeral on Monday at 9 o’clock.
At Loretta convent this morning Sister Emmanuella died of consumption at the early age of
21. Before entering the sisterhood she was Miss Agnes Shannon of Woodstock, and graduated
from the convent school four years ago with distinction.
CURRIE (Hepworth Ont.) Aug. 10 - Last night while a few friends had gathered at the house
of James Currie, about four miles from this place, lightning struck the gable end of the house
killing John Currie instantly and injuring two other young men named William Hammond and
Wesley Loucks. Currie was about 18 years of age. The other two will recover.
GIBSON - Mrs Mary Sinclair Gibson, widow of the late Wm. Gibson of Toronto township,
died last evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Zealand, 22 Murray street west. The
deceased was the mother of Hon. J.M. Gibson, provincial secretary, and was in her 86th year.
She was the daughter of Samuel Sinclair of Nelson township, and was married when 17 years
of age, shortly after moving to Toronto township, near Cooksville, where she lived for many
years and reared a family of five sons and two daughters. Her daughters are Mrs Zealand of
this city and Mrs Allen, wife of H.W. Allen M.P.P. for Essex. Three of the sons, of whom the
provincial secretary is the youngest, survive. One of the others is a lumber merchant in
Brantford and the other is a farmer in Oneida. Mrs Gibson came of a family of long-lived race
of hardy Scottish pioneers, a brother and sister having recently died who had reached the
allotted span of four score years. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3:30.
LAWLESS (London) Aug. 9 - The inmates of Gosling’s boarding house, corner of Ridout and
Dundas streets, were startled about 9 o’clock this evening by revolver shots. Rushing to the
third story, Mr. Gosling found Lawrence Lawless, a boarder, lying dead on the bed. A
smoking revolver on the floor told the tale. The suicide was most deliberate. Lawless had
removed his coat, thrown open his vest, placed himself on the bed, and then emptied the
seven chambers of a self-cocking 34-caliber revolver into the region of his heart. He left no
message. Lawless was about 40 years of age and had a good position as mail clerk in the postoffice
, which he had held between 15 and 20 years. He was married only two years ago to an
estimable young lady in this city but the couple had no children. For the past few weeks they
have been living apart. There had been nothing in Lawless demeanor of late to indicate that he
was troubled, and his action is generally attributed to temporary insanity, which may have
been aggravated by his domestic affairs. Lawless belongs to a well-known and highly
connected family. An inquest will be held by Coroner Flock.
JEANNERET (Berlin) Aug 9 - Detective Greer of Toronto, arrived in Berlin Thursday
evening to prosecute the inquiry into the Breslau murder mystery,. With Detective Klippert he
set out to-day for the scene of the tragedy.
A. Jeanneret, of Elmira, a brother of the victim and the deceased came to Canada from
Switzerland some 17 years ago. The murdered man was 16 years his elder and would have
been 50 years old in December. Speaking of his brother, he said he was of a kind disposition
and the last man in the world to seek a quarrel.
There are five sisters and a brother in the old country, both parents being dead and there
were but the two brothers in America.
THOMPSON - Mrs. Thompson, a very old resident of Seneca township, aged 86 years, died
very suddenly on Thursday, while sitting in her chair. She was the widow of the late Wm.
Thompson, one of the earliest settlers in this section.
Monday, August 12
LUXTON - In this city on August 11th, George Luxton aged 60 years. Funeral notice later.
George Luxton, grain buyer, died at his residence, 207 John street south, last night about
nine o’clock. On Saturday evening he was stricken with apoplexy and died 24 hours
afterwards without regaining consciousness. The deceased was born in Devonshire, England,
and came to Canada in 1858, settling in Hamilton, where he entered the employ of the late
Alexander Harvey, for whom he worked three years, and then went into the flour and feed
business with his brother John. He continued in business up to the time of his death. In
addition to his retail flour and feed business he dealt largely in grain, and made a comfortable
fortune out of it. He leaves three daughters and one son, the latter being in the Bank of
Hamilton at Owen Sound.
Mr. Luxton was a staunch Conservative in politics and a member of St. Thomas church.
When he resided on the mountain he was for a number of years churchwarden of Holy Trinity
HARVEY - In this city on Sunday August 11, at her late residence, 207 Murray st. east, Ellen
C. widow of the late James Harvey, aged 56 years. Deeply regretted. Funeral from above
address on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
GIBSON - The funeral of the late Mrs. Gibson, mother of Hon. J.M. Gibson, took place
yesterday afternoon from 23 Murray street west. The pall-bearers were six grandsons: Capt.
E. Zealand, Wm. Zealand, W. Gibson of Chicago, Wm. Gibson of Caledonia; David Gibson,
of Oneida, and David Gibson of Brantford. A number of officers of the Thirteenth battalion
and the immediate relatives were present. Rev. Dr. Lyle officiated.
LICKMAN - The funeral of the late Lottie Lickman, daughter of R. Lickman, took place from
her father’s residence, Caistorville, on Tuesday.
SPRING (Toledo, Ohio) Aug. 11 - A special from Tontongany, Ohio, says Robert Spring, of
Meaford, Ont., who, with his brother, was tramping to Cincinnati from their home in Canada,
was struck by a fast train on the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton railroad last evening and
instantly killed. The men stepped from one track to another to avoid a passing freight, and
failed to notice the express train, which was running at a high rate of speed. The brother
escaped death by a miracle but Robert’s body was fearfully mangled.
GRANVILL (Southhampton, Ont.) Aug. 11 - Saturday morning, when about off the Sauble
beach, a fisherman named Gabriel Granvill, was struck and instantly killed by lightning. He
was standing against the foremast when the mast was struck.
THEXTON (Lindsay, Ont.) Aug. 11 - Robt. Thexton, of Lindsay, contractor, was drowned
Saturday. His barge was towing three barges of wood, and he was measuring the wood, and
when near the landing he fell into the river. He could not swim.
HERD (Minden, Ont.) - Jane, the 16-year-old daughter of James Herd, died suddenly after
two days illness, the result of eating chokecherries on Wednesday and afterwards drinking
new milk .
WHITEHOUSE (Amherstburg, Ont.) Aug. 11 - A five-year-old child of John Whitehouse, of
the M.C.R., was choked to death at the supper table by a piece of meat lodging in her throat.
PORTER (Palermo, Ont.) Aug. 11 - Chas. Porter, a well-to-do farmer near Appleby, near
Nelson, is dead. Mr. Porter was crushed under a load of wheat on July 16, sustaining fractures
of the fifth cervical vertebrae, causing paralysis and loss of sensation and motion from his
neck down. He died on Saturday.
Tuesday, August 13
LUXTON -In this city on August 11th, George Luxton, aged 60 years. Funeral on Wednesday
at 3 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation
MCGUIRE - In this city on the 12th inst., John, infant son of John McGuire, aged 9 months.
Funeral from the residence of his parents, 473 Ferguson avenue north, on Wednesday, 14th
inst. at 2.15 p.m.
BRICE -At his parents’ residence, 142 Bold st. Horace Edward, youngest son of Harry and
Elizabeth Brice, aged 9 months and 2 weeks. Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2 o’clock
COOPER - In this city on Tuesday, the 13th inst., Mary M. beloved wife of J. C. Cooper, in
the 33rd year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 12 Magill st. on Thursday 15th inst. at
3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
RICHTER - In this city, on 13th inst., Traugott Richter, in his 68th year Funeral notice later.
Please omit flowers.
There died in this city to-day an old and much respected citizen in the person of Traugott
Richter. Mr Richter embarked from Germany for Canada about forty years ago, and twenty
years later opened a hotel in this city which business he conducted successfully until his
death. For the past ten months he suffered acutely from Bright’s disease. A wife and family of
seven survive him - Mrs. W. J.T. Gordon, Mrs. C.W. Gardner and Emma, Clara, Millie,
William and Charles Richter.
Mr. Richter was universally respected and liked. His kindly humor and gentle ways earned
for him a host of friends and his death will be widely mourned
SALMON - Yesterday morning the lifeless body of George Salmon, a young farmer of
Binbrook was found on the roadside near that place. He had started for the blacksmith shop
early in the morning, and it is supposed that his horses ran away and threw him out, a part of
the wagon being found near the body. There were many bruises on the body and three deep
gashes on the right temple. Some of the residents think that an inquest should be held.
BIRD (Toronto) Aug 13 - Edwin Bird, a Canadian Pacific yardman was fatally hurt at the
Parkdale station about 2 o’clock this morning. He was coupling cars at the time and is
supposed to have slipped and fallen beneath the wheels. Both legs were badly crushed. The
ambulance was called and the injured man was then sent to the general hospital but when the
vehicle arrived there it was found that he had died on the way. An inquest will be held. Bird
was a young man and leaves a widow and one child.
KERR, CONLIN - Harvey Kerr, one of the most successful and prominent farmers of the
township of East Whitby, died at his residence on Sunday morning, in his 86th year. On
Sunday evening Thomas Conlin, of Conlin’s school-house, died in his 80th year. Messrs. Kerr
and Conlin resided for nearly half a century within fifty rods of each other.
Wednesday, August 14
HARVEY (Toronto) Aug. 14 - John Harrison Harvey, who conducted a grocery store at
Yonge street and Erskine avenue, Eglington, was found lying on his bed in a dying condition
Sunday afternoon. Dr. Richardson was called but could not save the young man’s life, death
ensuing soon after his discovery. Coroner Aikens issued warrant for an inquest which was
concluded at Brunskill’s hotel last evening. The evidence showed that the deceased had been
in the habit of taking laudanum to induce sleep and that he had purchased a quantity of it at
Cook’s drug store Wednesday evening. The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his
death from an overdose of laudanum but by whom administered the evidence did not disclose.
A rider was attached recommending more stringent laws regulating the sale of opium and its
REID - John Reid, a resident of Kingston, has died suddenly in Winnipeg hospital.
HARRISON - Evans Harrison, a Chesley farmer, dropped dead yesterday morning from heart
BOWLES (Rosseau) Aug 13 - J.W. Bowles, a farmer from Humphrey, while on his way to
Rosseau with a load of tanbark yesterday afternoon, was thrown off and the wheels passed
over his head.
ROBINSON (Toronto) Aug 14 - John Robinson, of this city, who was run over by a freight
train in the Grand Trunk yards at Windsor on Saturday last, has since died of his injuries.
Robinson evidently had a wife in London, Eng. Before his death while being attended by the
sisters at the Hotel Dieu, he was asked if there were no relatives he wished notified. His reply
was that “nobody cared enough for him in this world to worry about what became of him”
Since his death however letters have been found in his clothing which show, without a doubt,
he had a wife who is now in London. A letter addressed to her, dated from Montreal, gives
her address as 38 Bow Row. He had neglected to mail the letter but it was sealed and bore a
stamp. Robinson had evidently been addicted to drink although it is supposed he was not
under its influence when the fatal injuries were received. Among other things found in the
letter is the declaration that he had quit drinking and intended to be a better man. In his pocket
was also found a letter from his wife which warned him not to drink while in America. The
body was interred at Windsor.
YEREX (London, Ont.) Aug. 13 - This morning Edward Yerex, 19, met his death on a C.P.R
train between Chatham and Windsor. Yerex, while stealing a ride, fell asleep on one of the car
platforms and rolled off.
Thursday, August 15
UNSWORTH - In this city on Thursday, Aug. 15th, Mary L., beloved wife of H. Unsworth,
second daughter of J. Nickling, in the 24th year of her age. Funeral from her father’s residence
180 Queen street north Saturday at 4 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
REVELL - In this city on August 15, Charles, infant son of Frank and Sarah Revell, aged 6
months. Funeral from parent’s residence, 12 Augusta street to-morrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m.
GLASS - In this city, suddenly, on Thursday August 15, Galbraith Glass, aged 67 years.
Funeral on Saturday, at 2:30 o’clock from his late residence, 184 Hannah st. east. Friends
will please accept this notice.
MCKINLEY - C.J. McKinley, government analyst of this city, died at Grace hospital,
Toronto, this morning. The remains will be taken to Clarksburg, Ont. for burial.
LUXTON - The funeral of the late George Luxton took place yesterday afternoon and was
largely attended. There was a service in St. Thomas’ church, at which Canon Curran, Cannon
Bull of Niagara Falls, Rev. W.R. Clark, of Barton, and Rev. C.R. Lee of Grimsby officiated.
The pall-bearers were W.A.H. Duff, Wm. Gruer, of Mount Forest; James Dunlop, Wm.
Ronald, and Frank Wilkinson.
GLASS - Although not entirely unexpected, many citizens will regret to hear of the death of
Galbraith Glass, which happened at noon to-day at the residence of his son-in-law, Hannah
street east. For some time past he has been affected with heart disease, but was able to be
around. At the time of his death he was sitting playing with his grandchild, when suddenly he
fell over, and the end came a few minutes later without his regaining consciousness. Mr.
Glass was a native of Ireland, but for upwards of forty years he had been a resident of this
city, possessing the esteem of a wide circle of friends on account of his many sterling
qualities. He was 67 years of age.
WALKER (Amherstburg) August 14 - The body found at the mouth of the Detroit river last
night has been identified as that of A.F. Walker, of Guelph, Ont. Walker’s mother and sister
live in Guelph. He left Guelph on Monday week and next day he went to the Windsor races
where he laid several bets. On Sunday he was not feeling well and was visited by Al. Taylor
an intimate friend. On Monday he again went to Windsor. Taylor missed him coming from
the track, and did not hear of him again until notified of his death this morning. His friends
are unable to account for the finding of the body in Lake Erie unless it is that the unfortunate
man killed himself. How he got as far as Amherstburg is a mystery, unless he went down on
one of the boats. It is known that he carried a revolver and that he had pawned his watch. The
deceased was one of the best-known bookmakers in this country and during his day he made
immense sums of money.
BRISBOIS (Berlin) Aug. 14 - Joseph Brisbois of Guelph, a repairer in the employ of the G.N.
W. Telegraph company, was killed by a Grand Trunk train near Breslau, this afternoon. He
was walking along the track looking up at the telegraph wires, when the engine struck him.
When picked up he was dead.
Friday, August 16
SPENCE - In this city on the 15th inst. George Spence, aged 63 years accidentally killed.
Funeral from his late residence 24 Liberty street, at 4 o’clock Saturday, Aug. 17th . Friends
and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
George Spence, the carpenter, who fell from a building at the beach yesterday, died when he
was being conveyed in the ambulance to the city.
Spence was at work on a house being built by Robert Fletcher on the beach road. He was
working on the roof and fell to the ground below, a distance of 25 feet. His head struck
against a projection, and he was unconscious when he was picked up. Dr. Farewell was
summoned. He found the injured man suffering from concussion of the brain. The doctor
for the ambulance. It was a long time after he telephoned that it arrived.
The deceased lived on Liberty street. He was about 64 years of age and leaves a grown-up
BOWMAN - On the 16th inst., at his residence, Victoria street, Dundas, Jos. Bowman, aged
72 years. Funeral Saturday, 17th at 4 o’clock. Friends are invited.
PEARSON - On Thursday James Stanley Pearson, aged two years and eleven months, son of
John Pearson, 101 Ray street south was playing with his little four-year-old brother, John.
They had matches, and the clothing of James was set on fire. Mr. Pearson chanced to be at
home, and put the fire out promptly, but not before the little fellow had sustained such severe
injury that he died from the effects last evening. The funeral took place at 2:15 to-day, to the
King street station, the body being interred at Rymal. Mr. Pearson is a motorman in the
employ of the street railway company.
WALKER (Windsor) Aug. 16 - The coroner’s jury at Amherstburg last night, in the case of
Alexander Frederick Walker, the bookmaker, whose dead body was fished out of Lake Erie
on Tuesday, returned a verdict to the effect that he came to his death by a blow delivered on
the back of the head by a blunt instrument by some person or persons unknown, and that the
blow was inflicted before the body was put in the body(water ?) causing concussion of the
brain. No consideration was given by the jury to a letter which was turned over by Al. Taylor,
Walker’s friend and which read as follows:
“Detroit, Monday, Aug. 12 - My name is Alexander Frederic Walker. My parents live in
Guelph, Canada. My wife (God bless her!) Lives in Cincinnati. Her address is 114 West
Seventh street. I am tired (Signed) Fred Walker
“ P.S. Give what I have got to my wife”
Taylor found the letter in Walker’s room at the Detroit house and knew the handwriting was
that of Walker. Two other letters, which were directed to his wife and mother and marked
private , were also turned over to the coroner, but he refused to make them public. It was
declared their contents were substantially the same as that of the one above. There seems to
be a little doubt that Walker committed suicide, not withstanding the verdict of the coroner’s
jury, which says he was murdered.
The theory built up by his friends is that he went aboard the Cleveland steamer Monday
night to carry out his oft-made threat of suicide, and that after the steamer was in mid-stream,
Walker jumped overboard around Fighting Island and that he was killed by being struck in the
head by a paddle of the wheel. For this reason his body did not sink, and the time from the
departure of the steamer up to the finding of the body would necessarily be required for the
body to float down to Amherstburg.
MCKINLEY - Yesterday in Grace hospital, Toronto, died C.J. McKinley, of this city. Mr.
McKinley was one of the cleverest chemists and assayists in the Dominion. He was at one
time a Dominion analyst. Three years ago he came to Hamilton and went into the drug
business, after which he was employed by F.F. Dalley & Co., and was assayist for the
Hamilton iron and steel company. He stood high in his profession, and by his kindly, genial
manner won friends wherever he went. Many Hamilton people who knew him mourn his
untimely taking off, and deeply sympathize with his bereaved relatives.
PEER (Guelph) August 15 - One of the oldest natives of this section of the country died in the
city today in the person of Levi Peer. Deceased was born in Wentworth county 88 years ago.
He moved into Halton when a young man, and settled in nelson township. Seven years ago he
came to this city and had lived here with his family ever since. He was a sturdy, active old
gentleman and a fine type of the vigorous manhood that battled for civilization in the early
days. He leaves a widow, six sons and three daughters to mourn his loss.
BAUER (Berlin, Ont.) Aug. 15 - A telegram was received here today from Mount Clemens,
Mich., stating that Frank Bauer, manager of the Park brewery, Waterloo, had died suddenly at
that place last night, where he was taking the baths. He died while taking a bath. The
deceased was one of Waterloo’s most prominent citizens, and was about 35 years of age. The
remains will be brought here for burial.
LIDDY Chatham, Ont.) Aug. 15 - A sad fatality occurred in Harwich township yesterday
afternoon, by which one young lad was instantly killed and his two brothers very seriously,
though not fatally, injured. James Liddy, who had been in the city, was hauling home a load
of large tile. On nearing his home on the Creek road his three sons, Patrick Henry, James and
Matthew, aged respectively 8, 10 and 12 years, met him and climbed on the load. They drove
along to the ditch where it had been decided to deposit the tile, when the wagon took a lurch
to one side on the incline, and threw off the load and riders. Mr. Liddy fortunately slipped off
at the front, and escaped injury, but the boys were thrown right under the load. The frenzied
father hastily removed the tile, only to make the awful discovery that his youngest boy,
Patrick Henry, had been instantly killed, and the other lads seriously injured. The funeral of
the deceased lad will take place tomorrow at 10 o’clock to St. Anthony’s cemetery. He was a
nephew of John Liddy, of this city.
Saturday, August 17
DAY (Windsor) Aug. 17 - Samuel Day, the nine-year-old son of Judson Day, of the fourth
concession, Colchester, was killed on Thursday by the accidental discharge of a rifle in the
hands of a companion while shooting birds.
AVELING - Mrs Aveling, whose death occurred last Monday in Montreal, had many friends
in this city, who were deeply pained and grieved at hearing the sad news. Mrs Aveling was
organist at the church of St. Thomas for two years.
SUTTON - Mrs George Clark has gone to Blenheim to attend the funeral of her nephew Jas.
MCLAUGHLIN (Toronto) Aug. 16 - Patrick McLaughlin, postmaster and grocer at
Summerville, Peel county, 35 years of age, met with a terrible death last night at 11:15. He
was walking in the cinder path near the Humber, between the trolley lines of the Toronto and
Mimico railway and was not seen by the motorman of a car going west until the trolley was
nearly upon him. Immediately the motorman sounded the gong and reversed the car with such
force as to derail the car, which stopped within its own length.
McLaughlin was struck by the trolley, the wheels passing over the head, which was
completely smashed. Coroner Cotton, of Lambton Mills, was promptly informed of the
accident and an inquest will be held on the body, which was removed to Nurse’s hotel.
BAUER (Mt. Clemens, Mich.) Aug. 16 - Frank Bauer, aged 40, a brewer in Waterloo, Ont.,
was .found dead in the county jail yesterday. He was taken there at 11 o’clock the night
before and committed on the ground of insanity.
SULLIVAN (Chatham) Aug. 16 - Mary Ellen Sullivan, 17, was drowned last night by the
upsetting of a rowboat in the river.
On Thursday night, while four young ladies were crossing the river near Chatham, Ont., in a
rowboat, it upset and Miss Mary Ellen Sullivan, aged 17 years, the daughter of Thomas
Sullivan of the River road, Raleigh, was drowned. The other three ladies clung to the
upturned boat until help arrived.
ROWLAND - Mrs. Wm. Rowland, probably the oldest resident of London, Ont., died on
Thursday night. She was 94 years of age.
SWITZER - Mrs. Sarah Switzer, wife of an employee of the Hay Singer company of
Woodstock, died very suddenly on Thursday night.
COULSON - Roy, the fourteen-months-old son of Thomas Coulson of South London Ont.,
who was terribly scalded by a boiling mixture two weeks ago, died on Thursday.
Monday, August 19
EVANS - When Edward Hudson was standing at the bow of the steamer Acacia at the Simcoe
street wharf yesterday morning he saw the body of a man in the water. With the assistance of
a couple of men he brought the body on shore. It was lying between two piles in about two
and a half feet of water. There were no marks of violence, and nothing to indicate that there
had been foul play. It was thought the man had been drowned in the storm on Saturday
afternoon as it was reported that several boats had been upset. When the police arrived Sergt.
Vanater identified the body as that of William Evans, a marble cutter, who lived at 6 Crooks
The body was taken to the morgue and then to Blachford’s undertaking establishment,
where it was identified by Evan”s relatives.
It is believed the man committed suicide He had been out of work all summer and became
The deceased was about 51 years of age and had lived in Hamilton twenty years. He used to
keep a marble establishment on York on York street in the rear of Crooks’ hotel, which was
formerly kept by Henry Goering. He leaves a wife and five children - four daughters and a
son. When he did not return home on Saturday night it was feared that something had
happened him. His son went to look for him and searched in vain until early yesterday
morning. The news that his body was found was a great shock to the family.
NOTTLE - After an illness of half a year’s duration, there passed away today, in this city,
Jacob Thomas Nottle, a well-known and much-esteemed citizen. The deceased gentleman was
born in Cornwall, England, and came to Hamilton forty years ago. His business was that of a
broker and real estate man. He organized several building societies and it was he who bought
the right of way for the Northwestern railway. About twenty years ago Mr. Nottle retired from
business and lived quietly until his death. He leaves a widow and three daughters - one being
Mrs. A. W. Peene and the others unmarried. Mr. Nottle had obtained the good old age of 78.
The funeral will be private
JONES - Alva G. Jones, one of the most popular residents of Stony Creek, passed away
yesterday Mr. Jones had for many years taken an active interest in municipal affairs and his
obliging cheerful disposition made for him innumerable friends. From 1857 to 1861 he held
the office of deputy reeve of Saltfleet township and in 1865, 1868 and 1870 he also occupied
the reeve’s chair. In 1867 he was appointed warden for the county of Wentworth. He was for
twenty years treasurer of the township of Saltfleet. When the Sandfield Macdonald
government was in power he was appointed postmaster and clerk of the division court, which
positions he held until his death.
Mr. Jones was 65 years of age and for some time suffered from Bright’s disease. He leaves
a widow, two sons and four daughters. One daughter, Emma is at home. The other members
of the family are; Mrs. Davis, Mrs. J.K. Lottridge, and Mrs. Bates, Stony Creek: A.C. Jones,
M.D. Kilbride and S.J. Jones., M.D., Glanford. The deceased has two brothers, Judge Jones of
Brantford and William Jones, a retired gentleman, living in this city.
Mr. Jones was an honorary member of Acacia Lodge. A.F. & A.M., Rev. Wray R. Smith
will conduct the funeral service, which will take place on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
CHECKLEY (Huntsville) Aug. 18 - In the inquest on the body of Robert Checkley, a Chaffey
farmer, who was supposed to have died from poison, the jury found that deceased died from
dropsy and not by any violent means whatsoever.
JOHNSON - John Johnson of Kent county, was killed by lightning during Saturday’s storm.
SIBLEY (Picton) Aug. 18 - Wm. Sibley, an Englishman, about fifty years of age, engaged as
a general servant at Dr. Stirling’s, of this town, died on Tuesday last. He was apparently in
poor health, but did not complain.. On Friday night he retired, but in the morning did not
come down from his room at the usual hour for arising. The family feared that something was
wrong, and on entering his room saw that he had been dead for some time. Mr. Sibley, it is
said had been in this country for about three years, but all his relatives are in England. The
cause of his death was heart disease.
HARKNESS (Blissfield, Michigan) Aug. 18 - Mrs. Harkness and son Hubert of Port
Dalhousie, Ont., who were visiting here, were thrown from their buggy in a runaway this
afternoon and Mrs. Harkness was instantly killed, her neck being broken.
Tuesday, August 20
NOTTLE - In this city on Monday, Aug. 19th Jacob Thomas Nottle, a native of Cornwall,
England, in the 78th year of his age. Funeral private.
MAXWELL - At the residence of her son-in-law, 473 Ferguson avenue north, this morning
Barbara Maxwell, relict of James Maxwell, native of Lanark, Scotland, in the 78th year of her
age. Funeral on Wednesday at 4 p.m., from the above address. Friends please accept this
COLVIN - At her late residence No. 486 Hughson street north on Monday Aug. 19, Margaret
Colvin, widow of the late Patrick Colvin, aged 70 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends
will please accept this intimation.
HANNAFORD - On Aug. 19, at his grandfather’s residence, 232 Robinson street, Robert
Henry, twin son of Charles and Lovina Hannaford, aged 10 months and 2 weeks. Funeral
from above address on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KEMP - John Kemp, aged 80 years, died at the city hospital yesterday. He was a member of
the Salvation army, having been connected to the work from the time of its inception in
Hamilton. The army will conduct the funeral from his late residence, 186 ½ Jackson street
east, tomorrow afternoon.
BOWMAN - Rev. John Kay of Hamilton, assisted by Rev. Dr. Laing, conducted the funeral
services of the late Mr. Bowman. Just as the funeral was leaving the house the storm burst and
the undertaker wisely deferred the funeral for an hour and by that time the storm was over.
ASHWORTH (Peterboro) Aug. 19 - On Friday William Ashworth, aged 15, in the employ of
Adam King, of North Monoghan, was sent by Mr. King to cut some corn on the farm but did
not return. Yesterday young men paddling by the farm discovered the body floating in the
PRICE (Belleville) Aug. 19 - About 3 p.m. David Price, the youngest son of D. Price of this
city started with a companion named Brooks to row from Massassaga park four miles east of
here to the city. A heavy north-west wind was blowing at the time and when opposite
Gerow’s island the boat capsized. Brooks managed to climb on top of the upturned boat and
Price held on for a few minutes but lost his hold and sank. Brooks threw him an oar which he
failed to catch when he rose to the surface. The body of the unfortunate boy has not yet been
DOWZER ( Clinton) Aug. 17 - Mrs Dowzer passed away after a few hours of sickness. She
was a highly respected widow and leaves a family of eleven children.
BUTT (Clinton) Aug 17 - Josiah Butt, a retired farmer after spending a day visiting returned
home apparently in the best of health and sustained a stroke of apoplexy from which he died
shortly after. He leaves a three daughters, two sons and a widow.
HOWSON (Windsor) Aug. 19 - Johnnie Howson, a ten year old son of Manager Howson of
the Walkerville brewery may die from injuries received by being struck in the head by a
baseball bat Saturday. The Walkerville baseball club and the Shamrock club of Detroit were
playing a match game and Howson was watching the game when a Shamrock player named
Henley threw his bat which struck the boy and broke his skull. He was taken to the Hotel
CROWLEY (Stratford Ont.) Aug 19 - During the storm of last Saturday afternoon the barn of
Cornelius Crowley, township of Ellice, was struck by lightning and his son Lawrence, 17
years of age, was instantly killed. He, with two brothers, had taken shelter in the barn. They
noticed his hair on fire. On going to put it out they found him dead. No other evidence of the
stroke was found on his body.
Wednesday, August 21
SCARLETT - At his late residence 127 Peter street, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, David Scarlett aged
48 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.
THOMPSON (Uxbridge) Aug 21 - Last evening the boiler in Gordon’s planing mill exploded
with a terrific force, shattering the mill and killing one employee named Thompson, whose
friends reside in Sutton. The loss on the building is estimated at $1,000.
NORTON (Tapleytown, Ont.) - E. Norton lost a child four months old on Saturday last. It
took sick between four and five o’clock in the morning and died about one o’clock. The
funeral took place on Monday to Stoney creek.
WARWICK (London) Aug. 20 - Sunday evening three young men named Warwick living at
44 Miles street rented a rowboat and went down towards the hotel near Springbank where
they had a good time . Shortly after starting for home John Warwick fell out of the boat and
his brother Richard jumped in after him.
“I don’t know what became of them” said the third man”,Trusty” Warwick. “We had been
having a good time and I immediately fell asleep”
He managed to get back to the city without troubling himself with what had become of his
companions believing that they would eventually turn up all right. Search was made along the
river all day yesterday .No trace was found until this forenoon when the body of Richard
Warwick was found near Springbank. Search is being continued for the body of his brother,
John, who has undoubtedly met with the same fate.
Thursday, August 22
SCARLETT - At his late residence 127 Peter street, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, David Scarlett,
aged 48 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.
KEMP - The funeral of the late John Kemp took place yesterday afternoon. It was a Salvation
army “military” funeral and the local corps, under Ensign McLean, preceded the hearse
through the streets, singing cheerful hymns and army songs. At the cemetery there was a
service of prayer and song and the soldiers fired three “volleys” over the grave.
FLEURY (Wellington, Ont.,) Aug 22 - J. Fleury, of Aurora, dropped dead this morning on the
West lake shore, where he had been staying for a short time.
WILKINSON (Queenstown) Aug 22 - G.L. Wilkinson of Canada, a saloon passenger on the
steamer Britannic, from New York Aug. 14, died at sea on Aug. 20.
WARKWICK (London) Aug. 21 - The body of Richard Warkwick, who with his brother
Robert, was drowned on Sunday night in the Thames, near Springbank, was found in the river
this morning on the south side, opposite the spot where Robert’s remains were discovered. An
inquest will be held on Thursday night. Both bodies are to be buried to-morrow morning in
Brown’s Hill cemetery Nissouri.
CUDNEY (Buffalo) Aug. 21 - Frank Cudney who came to this city from St. Catharines, Ont.,
where he has relatives still living, fell from the fourth story of Ellicott square building this
afternoon and was instantly killed.
Friday, August 23
PETTIT - At Saltfleet, Aug. 23, Adelaide, beloved wife of Joseph Pettit, aged 54 years.
Funeral will leave the house on Sunday, 25th inst. at 10:30 a.m. Service at St. John’s church
DAVIDSON - In this city, on 23rd inst., Flora McKellar, wife of the late John Davidson, aged
77 years. Funeral notice later.
Flora McKellar, widow of the late John Davidson, died today at the home of her son-in-law,
W. T. James foreman of the Central fire station. Deceased was highly esteemed and was a
resident of this city for over forty years.
OVEREND - George Overend, the young man injured in a runaway accident on Ferguson
avenue the other day, succumbed to his injuries at the city hospital last evening. From the
first, the doctors had kittle hope of his recovery, his injuries being dangerous and very severe.
The saddest part of the affair is that the dead man had been married but two months, and his
bride of but a few weeks, so suddenly left a widow, is heartbroken.
The circumstances connected with the accident are so simple and so purely of an accidental
nature that the inquest would seem entirely necessary to free the railway company of any
Suit for damages may be brought by the widow against the railway company if evidence is
secured to show that the men on the train could have in any way prevented the accident.
BUCK (Ridgeway Ont.) Aug 23 - A serious runaway accident occurred here yesterday
afternoon by which one man lost his life and several ladies were injured. While one of the
Crystal Beach busses was taking on baggage at the Queen’s hotel here, a trunk slipped down
behind the horses, starting them kicking. The driver, Charles Buck, jumped from his seat to
take the horses by their heads, when he was thrown down and the loaded wagon passed over
his head, causing injuries from the effects of which he died about 1 o’clock this morning,
never having regained consciousness. The horses then ran away with their load of passengers,
mostly ladies, who all, with one exception, jumped and were all more or less injured, three
requiring medical attendance.
LYONS (Dundas) - Jeremiah Lyons died on Tuesday and was buried on Thursday. Eighty
years ago he was born in the township of West Flamboro and in the same township he died.
He was highly esteemed by a very wide circle of friends.
HILLIKER (Norwich) Aug. 22 - Albert Hilliker, a hog buyer, was thrown from the train near
here last night and killed. The section men discovered the body this morning.
WILKINSON (Kingston) Aug. 22 - The “G.L.Wilkinson of Canada” reported to have died on
the steamer Britannic on its way across the Atlantic, turns out to be G.E.Wilkinson, of this
city. Deceased left Kingston on the 12th instant going to old Orchard Beach, where he
remained until the 14th, when letters intimated that he would sail that day for England on a six
months tour. He was about 28 years of age; a member of the grocery firm of G.M. Wilkinson
& Sons. When last heard from, before sailing, he was in improving health.
MORRISON (Picton) Aug. 22 - G.W. Morrison of Aurora, died suddenly this morning at the
residence of his son-in-law W.V. Pettit, West Lake. Mr. Morrison, accompanied by his wife,
arrived at Mr. Pettit’s last Saturday to spend a couple of weeks with their daughter at their
beautiful home at West Lake. This morning Mr. Morrison and Mr. Pettit went out on the lake
for a couple of hours fishing. Mr. Morrison who had been feeling unusually well, was taken
suddenly ill while in the boat and died before they could get him to Mr. Pettit’s residence.
COATES (Trinidad, Col.) Aug 22 - When the express train for California reached the summit
of Raton mountain this morning, Miss Birdie Coates, whose home is in Almonte Ont., died of
consumption. She was going west for her health.
CHISHOLM (Williamstown, Ont.) Aug. 22 - Mrs. Alex. Chisholm, an aged widow who lived
alone with an unmarried sister, a Miss Fraser, was accidentally burned to death about 7:30
this evening. Miss Fraser was ill in bed, and Mrs. Chisholm was in the kitchen lighting the
lamp, when her clothing caught fire, and before assistance arrived she was so terribly burned
that she only breathed a few minutes. She has an only son who is a resident of Grand Marias,
Mich. Mrs. Chisholm was a sister of the late Col. Fraser, of Fraser’s Point, Glengarry.
Saturday, August 24
OVEREND - On Aug. 22, George Overend, aged 22 years, 1 month and 22 days. Funeral
from the residence of his father-in-law, Wm. McMann, 674 Catharine st. north, on Sunday
afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
EASTWOOD - At his late residence, East Hamilton, on the 24th inst., John Eastwood, aged 58
years. Funeral on Monday afternoon at 2:30. Friends will kindly omit flowers.
DAVIDSON - In this city, on the 23rd inst., Flora McKellor, wife of the late John Davidson,
aged 77years. Funeral notice later. Funeral from her son-in-law’s residence, 19 Mulberry st.,
on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this
FORSTER - On August 24th, at 205 Walnut st., Lizzie A., third daughter of Mathew J. and
Mary Forster. Funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 to St. Patrick’s church thence to Holy
PIERSON (Hannon) - The interment of John Pierson’s child which was fatally burned in
Hamilton, took place at the St. George church cemetery here on Friday, Rev. J. Fielding
VALLAINCOURT- (North Bay) Aug. 24 - A brakeman named Frank Vallaincourt, who
belonged to the North Bay division of the Canadian Pacific railway was killed a few days ago
near Chalk River station. His train left Chalk River some time during the night, but no one
seems to know exactly how his death occurred. He was not missed until towards morning, and
on search being made his body was found, terribly mangled, near the Chalk River station. The
night was very dark and foggy, and it was thought he missed his footing and fell between two
box cars. He was buried by the trainmen here last Sunday. He leaves a widow and two
children in poor circumstances.
KETTLE (Toronto) Aug. 24 - George Kettle, an Orangeville blacksmith, who, until two years
ago, resided in this city and who was to have been married shortly to a Toronto young lady,
died suddenly yesterday. Deceased, who was employed in Hewson’s blacksmith’s shop, went
to the rear door to get some fresh air, saying that he did not feel well. Almost instantly on
reaching the door, the young man fell dead. He had been suffering from heart disease for
YOUNG (Toronto) Aug. 24 - John Montgomery, while fishing near the breakwater yesterday
morning, noticed something floating in the water, and upon rowing up to see what it was
found that it was the body of a young woman. He procured assistance and towed the body to
the wharf, whence it was removed to the morgue, and was subsequently identified as the body
of Phoebe Young, who was employed as a domestic at the Rossin house, and was drowned
some weeks ago while out in a skiff with a colored man named George Garrison. The remains
are much swollen and decomposed, but were identified by the brother of the unfortunate
PRICE (Belleville) Aug. 23 - The body of David Price jr., who was drowned in the bay on
Monday afternoon last, was found this morning at 2 o’clock by John Hayes, a fisherman, and
his sons, who were grappling for it. The corpse was found in nine feet of water, half a mile to
the north of where it was supposed to be. The funeral took place this afternoon.
WILSON (Gravenhurst) Aug. 23 - On Tuesday, a fatal quarrel took place near Severn Bridge,
resulting in the death of John Wilson jr., a Swede. The assailant was his nephew, Peter
Paulson, a slightly-built young man with a knowledge of boxing. The two men were in a barn
of Mr. Wilson sr., (grandfather of the deceased and father of the assailant) and were having
high words about a girl.
Richard Draper witnessed part of the quarrel and advised Wilson who was a big fellow, to
give Paulson a licking. Wilson tried to act on the advice and went forward to attack Paulson,
but was met with a blow in the forehead, from which he never recovered,
It happened at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and Wilson died next day at 10:30 a.m., being
attended by Drs .Ardagh and Harvie, of Orillia, who could do nothing to abate the series of
convulsive fits which followed the blow.
Dr. Campbell, coroner, sent Chief Constable Sloan to investigate yesterday. He obtained a
statement from Draper, who strongly affirmed that Paulson struck in self-defense. Under the
circumstances it has, strangely enough, been decided to hold no inquest, the friends of the
deceased concurring in this, as well as all the parties concerned.
Constable Sloan made no arrest, but it is likely something more will be heard of the affair.
VARSON (Brampton) Aug. 23 - William Varson, a bachelor, 80 years of age, remarked to a
neighbor that he thought he would hang himself. Next morning he was found suspended from
EASTWOOD - About 9 a.m. to-day one of Hamilton’s best known and most highly respected
citizens, John Eastwood, died at his residence in Hamilton. For over a year he had been
suffering from a spinal disease, and his death was not unexpected. He passed away very
peacefully and without pain, with the members of the family surrounding his bed.
Mr. Eastwood was born in Toronto on July 5, 1837, and came to Hamilton with his parents
in his early boyhood. He was educated in the schools of this city. His business career was
begun in the warehouse of James Buntin & Co., of Toronto, stationers, and for thirty-seven
years Mr. Eastwood continued in the same business. For thirty-six years he carried on a book
and stationery business in the building now occupied by the firm of John Eastwood & Co. As
a business man Mr. Eastwood was sagacious, industrious and strictly honorable, qualities
which enabled him to succeed in every enterprise which he engaged in. He was a director of
the Times Printing company, vice-president of the Hamilton Gaslight company and was
connected more or less intimately with other business enterprises. As a director and president
of the Great Central fair his executive ability and great energy were exercised to advantage.
Though adverse to public life, he consented to be an aldermanic candidate one or two years,
was elected and made a capital alderman, serving one years as chairman of the markets, fire
and police committee. He was a member of the Masonic order but never aspired to high
honors in it.
Mr. Eastwood was well known as an enthusiastic lover of art, a generous patron of rising
artists and a connoisseur of fine cultivated taste. His favourable opinion of a painting was
eagerly sought by local dealers for it often enhanced the value of the picture.
In 1861 Mr. East wood married a daughter of the late Samuel Kerr of this city. She, with
one son and one daughter - John M. Eastwood and Mrs. C.A. Murton - survives him.
The deceased gentleman was a general favourite. Cordial in manner, uniformly courteous,
cheerful and kindly, he was an approachable and companionable man; and his kindliness was
not merely on the surface. Although refined in his taste and a man of cultured mind, he
willingly assumed the role of a simple citizen for he hated ostentation in every form. His
latest wish was that his funeral should be conducted with as much simplicity as possible.
Monday, August 26
MCCLELLAND - In this city on Sunday, Aug. 25, Peter McClelland, aged 41 years. The
funeral will leave his late residence, 59 Cathcart street, on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. No flowers.
BALE - In this city at his late residence, on Aug. 24, Thomas Bale sr., in his 89th year.
Funeral on Tuesday. Private. Friends will please omit flowers.
Thomas Bale , sr., for many years sexton of Wesley church, died on Saturday at the age of
89. He was a native of Devonshire Eng., and came here in 1853. He leaves one son and four
HOPKINS - On Aug. 24, S.F. Hopkins. aged 39 years. Funeral from the old homestead, Stony
Creek, on Tuesday, at 11 o’clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this
S.F. Hopkins, a butcher on the market, died on Saturday at the hospital at the age of 39. He
was the son of the late Silas Hopkins of Saltfleet and a brother of M.W. Hopkins, civil
engineer. Some months ago he got cold with sleeping on the grass and rheumatism set in. The
deceased leaves a widow and four children. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the
homestead at Stony Creek
TRUMAN - In this city, at No 15 Stinson st. the infant son of W.A. and Louise Truman, aged
4 days. Funeral took place yesterday.
CLARK - At 124 Hannah street west, on Sunday 25th August, Annie, wife of Edwin Clark.
Funeral private on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to Ancaster. Friends please omit flowers.
EASTWOOD - The funeral of the late John Eastwood took place from the family residence,
Main street east this afternoon and was attended by a large and representative gathering of
citizens and friends. The pall-bearers were: John Billings, Richard Fuller, William Gibson,
M.P. John W. Murton, Dr. Springer and George Rutherford. Rev. Dr. Lyle and Rev. Mr.
Young conducted the services at the house and grave.
WALKER - The following from the Tilbury News undoubtedly refers to F.B. Walker the
Guelph bookmaker whose dead body was found near Amherstburg on Saturday, Aug. 17, and
is an additional proof that the young Walker committed suicide and was not murdered as at
A young man about 23 years of age arrived in town on Friday last. He was intelligentlooking
and respectably dressed. Said he came from Windsor and was over communitive,
though he could give no reason for having come to Tilbury. He acted quite strangely
throughout the afternoon and approached many men familiarly whom he had never seen
before. He took a few drinks with the boys and bought a few, and during the evening sat
around the hotel weeping and crying most pitifully. Between the deep sobs and heartrending
groans he would mumble something about Windsor races and losing money. He attracted
considerable attention, some sizing him up as a confidence man, others as a fake beggar and
others as a lunatic. The latter is quite a probable solution , though no one learned anything
from him. He disappeared on Friday night , previous to which he had announced that he was
going to Toronto.
HOLMES - Prof. Ellis will make an examination of the stomach of Wm. Holmes, the marble
cutter, who died recently at Barrie under what have been considered mysterious
circumstances In the meantime the inquest which had been opened has been adjourned,
pending the result of the analysis. Prof. Ellis will make his report early in September.
MCIVOR (Ottawa) Aug. 25 - Hugh McIvor, an ex-journalist, was drowned Friday night at
Brittania, seven miles from here. He either fell out of the boat or suicided.
STALKER (Ottawa) Aug 25 - Architect G.F. Stalker died on Friday in a hack while being
driven to his home on Creighton street.
Tuesday, August 27
MALONE - Patrick Malone, an aged and wealthy resident of Chatham township, Ont., died
yesterday. He had resided in the district for 35 years.
DOUGLASS (Caledonia) Aug. 26 - William Douglass, one of the best and most successful
farmers in the county of Brant, died to-day, aged 78 years after an illness of some two
months. Deceased was a native of Scotland, and settled on the Grand river some 55 years ago.
He was well known all over the province as a breeder and importer of short-horns, at which
business he met with considerable success. He was councilor of the township of Onondaga for
many years, and held other positions of trust and responsibility.
MOSS (Cornwall) Aug. 26 - David B. Moss, of Moulinette village, about six miles west of
Cornwall, went to church in Wales last night, and after church started to ride home between
the double track of the Grand Trunk railway, where there is a splendid bicycle path. This
morning a farmer named Geo. Fickes found his body in a culvert, about a mile west of
Moulinette. The body was still astride of the wheel, and lay in the fifteen inches of water
which was in the culvert. The unfortunate young man probably rode into the culvert and,
striking his head against the wall was either killed outright, or stunned so that he drowned in
the water. A couple of bruises were found upon his forehead. The deceased was a fine young
man, 22 years of age, and had just matriculated with honors from the school at Richmond,
Que. He intended to begin a medical course in McGill this fall.
SINCLAIR (Ridgetown Ont.) Aug. 26 - On Sunday afternoon the funeral was held here of
Mrs. Alexander Sinclair, one of the best-known pioneers of Western Ontario. She was born in
Henryville, Lower Canada, in 1828. Her father Samuel Bower, a Waterloo veteran moved in
1836 with his family to Kent county Ont. She taught school for a short time, and in 1849 was
married to Alexander Sinclair settling on their new farm, now bordering on the town of
Ridgetown where their home became a center for educational and religious influences. Her
husband survives her, one of the few remaining pioneers of those early days. She leaves four
children - S.B. Sinclair, M.A. vice- principal Ottawa Normal school, and formerly of the
Hamilton Collegiate institute; A.H. Sinclair , M.A., LL.B barrister, Toronto; Rev. J.J.
Sinclair, Thorndale, and Anna E. Sinclair.
BARRETT (Toronto) Aug. 27 - Coroner Johnson last night issued a warrant for an inquest to
be held on Thursday on the body of James Barrett, of McMurrich township, Parry Sound. The
body was recently interred in Mount pleasant cemetery.
About two years ago Barrett moved to Parry Sound district, and took up a farm in
McMurrich township, near Buck Lake. He had his wife and child with him, and it is alleged
that he was not on the best of terms with some parties living in the vicinity. On Thursday,
Aug. 15, he was crossing Buck lake in a punt with two other men, one a neighbor named
Moles. And in crossing it is alleged the boat filled with water and Barrett was drowned. On
the Sunday following the body was recovered, and it was sent to this city and interred, as
stated, in Mount Pleasant cemetery.
The tongue of rumor was busy after the drowning, and some of the whispers reached the
ears of Mr. Barrett a brother of the deceased, living at 96 Ulster street. He called on Coroner
Johnson, and at his instigation the warrant for the inquest was issued.
WALKER (Windsor) Aug. 26 - Crown Attorney Clark has received the evidence taken at the
coroner’s inquest on the body of A. F. Walker of Guelph, who was found in the river near
Amherstburg two weeks ago. The jury found that Walker was murdered, and if the crown
attorney finds that the verdict was justified by the evidence he will give the case to the
DOUGLAS (North Bay) Aug 26 - The body of Alex T. Douglas, storekeeper for Davidson &
Hay, Toronto, who was one of the twenty-one who lost their lives by the burning of that
firm’s steamer, the Fraser, on Lake Nipissing, Sept. 7, 1893, was found by John Couchin, an
Indian, on Saturday, on the north shore of the lake five and a half miles west of here. It was
nude but well-preserved . That the body had been lying in sixty feet of water and possibly a
muddy bottom, seems the only way of accounting for its preservation for so long a time and
the recent thunderstorms are thought to be the cause of its coming to the surface. The bodies
of fifteen of the twenty-one victims had previously been found, nearly all within a year after
The interment took place here to-day and was attended by the widow and children of the
deceased, who are living at Cache bay.
GEORGE (London, Ont.) Aug. 26 - William George, who had lived on the Hamilton road,
near Adelaide street for the past six or seven years, left his home early this morning to take
the cars to his son’s place in Dorchester, where he intended to put in the day angling. He had
only gone a short distance, however, when some children noticed him fall heavily to the
ground, and they at once gave the alarm. Dr. English was summoned, but the old man was
beyond human aid. His death was ascribed to heart failure. He was 82 years of age and leaves
several children, besides his bereaved widow.
BURDETT (Belleville) Aug. 26 - Dr. Bavid E. Burdett died yesterday after a long illness. Dr.
Burdett, who was born in Prince Edward county, Ont., 67 years ago, practised here for
upwards of 30 years, and was a highly popular physician.
A melancholy coincidence in connection with the death of Dr. Burdett is that his brother
Daniel died yesterday at the old family homestead, in Newburgh, at about the same hour as
the doctor aspired here. The telegrams from the relatives announcing the deaths were
dispatched and received within a few minutes of each other.
BALE - Thomas Bale, with his brother James and their families, arrived in this city from
Devon, England, 42 years ago, when Hamilton was a comparatively small place. He has since
resided here, leading a quiet, industrious life, beloved and respected by all who knew him.
Loss of sight and hearing for some years past prevented his going about but up to the last he
took a deep interest in the welfare of Wesley church, of which he was a member ever since
his arrival here. He passed away peacefully on Saturday night. His son Thomas, of the
postoffice department and Miss Annie Bale and Mrs. James, Mrs. Smale and Mrs. Partridge
survive him. The interment took place this afternoon.
Wednesday, August 28
MURRAY - At St. Catharines, on Tuesday Aug. 27, 1895, suddenly, James Murray in his 64th
year. Funeral at 3 o’clock p.m., Thursday, from his late residence, 183 Church street, St.
MCCLELLAND - The funeral of the late Peter McClelland took place yesterday and was
largely attended. Rev. Dr. Fletcher conducted the services. The pall bearers were: Geo. R.
Allan, William Harper, John Burns, H. Obermeyer, Alfred Taylor and Samuel Truman.
GILBERT - Novelle Gilbert, who rose from a sick bed a few weeks ago, was lately taken with
typhoid fever in the worst form, from the effects of which he died on Wednesday. The funeral
services were conducted by Mr. Asher on Friday.
JOYCE (Huntsville Ont.) Aug 27 - Last night the barn of George Hutchins, near this village,
took fire from the bursting of a coal oil lantern. Mr. Hutchins’ son and two other boys went to
the barn to sleep , and when blowing out the lantern it burst. One of the boys named Algin
Joyce, about 14 years old, perished in the flames, and Mr. Hutchins’ son is so badly burned
that he can not recover.
Coroner Reece decided that it was not necessary to hold an inquest.
GIBSON (Whitby) Aug. 27 - Fred Gibson was thrown from a wagon in C.F. Stewart’s
orchard. He fell against a post, smashed his skull and died soon afterward.
IVEY (Toronto) Aug 28 - Mrs William Ivey, who lives at 538 Front street west, was notified
yesterday by the G.T.R. authorities that her husband had probably drowned on Monday night
It appears that William Ivey, an old and trusted engineer in the Grand Trunk railway, went
to the end of the Collingwood pier at about at 9 o’clock at night to bathe his feet as is
customary with engineers, who find it a great relief after standing in a hot engine all day.
As Ivey did not appear before morning a search was instituted with the result that some of
his clothing was found on the -end of the pier. The bay was dragged all day yesterday but the
body was not recovered.
Ivey was 42 years of age and had been in the employ of the G.T.R. for 25 years. For some
time past his run had been on the freight train between Toronto and Collingwood. He would
be at each place on alternate nights.
Deceased leaves a widow and five children, the youngest being 3 years of age. The eldest, a
boy of 17, had been ill in bed for three weeks, suffering from haemorrhage of the lungs.
BEATTIE (Essex, Ont.) Aug. 27. - The little two-year-old son of W.D. Beattie, farmer, of this
town, while playing about 9 o’clock on Monday, fell through a small opening into a well,
about 12 feet deep. The child being missed it was searched for, and was found about half an
hour after the accident floating in a foot of water. Medical aid was at once summoned, and
every means used to restore life, but the child was evidently killed by the fall.
MURRAY (St. Catharines) Aug. 27 - Capt James Murray expired suddenly at his residence in
the city this afternoon. He retired in apparent good health but was awakened at about two
o’clock by violent pain. A doctor found an obstruction of the liver. At 12:45 and very
suddenly Capt. Murray died. Captain Murray was known all over Canada. He came of an old
Scottish family and was born in Argleshire, May 12, 1832. In 1837 his father emigrated to
this country and settled in York county. Later on James came to this city to reside with an
uncle. When seventeen he started sailing on the lakes and in five years he had the rank of
commander of a vessel. Several years later he purchased several large vessels and carried on
operations on an extensive scale. As a contractor he was best known. In addition to work on
the Welland canal he had contracts for public works of various kinds along the lakes He was
president of the Castleman lumber company, vice-president of Northwest Central railway. In
politics he had always been a Conservative, holding the position of president of the Lincoln
County Conservative association for upwards of 25 years. He was a devoted adherent of Knox
church and very liberal supporter. In 1856 he married Harriet, daughter of the late James
TULLY (London) Aug. 27 - Norville A. Tully, a young man of 20 years, who, with his
mother lives with A.S. Abbott, ex-city clerk, 227 Queen’s avenue, this afternoon started out
for a ride in his small canoe, but had not gone far when the little craft upset and he was
Thursday, August 29
MURRAY - At St. Catharines on Tuesday, Aug 27, 1895, suddenly, James Murray, in his 64th
year. Funeral at 2 o’clock p.m. Thursday, from his late residence 123 Church street, St.
WEBB (Toronto)Aug. 29 - At ten o’clock this morning a man named F.M. Webb was found
dead in bed at the Kensington hotel. He registered there Tuesday night, and yesterday
morning he ordered a drink of whiskey to be sent to his room. He did not appear during the
day and it was thought he was sleeping.. This morning a visit was made to his room and he
was found dead in bed. A phial, supposed to have contained prussic acid, was found near him.
KEMPTHORN (Pickering, Ont.) Aug. 28 - Albert Kempthorn, the victim of the shooting
affray at Scriba N.Y., Tuesday morning was a native of this village He was 29, and was the
youngest member of a large family, all of whom are now dead excepting two boys, Thomas
who lives here and George who holds a responsible position on a Michigan railway. The
family was well-known throughout Pickering township and also in the town of Bowmanville,
where William, one of the brothers, resided for years. Bert as he was always called , was the
last one to leave home. He supported his aged mother up to the time of her death a few years
ago .After that he went to Battle Creek, Mich., where his brother secured him work on a
railway. Last fall he returned to his native place. He remained during the winter going to
Scriba in the spring.
The murdered man had been conducting a butcher business in Scriba.
NEWMAN (Detroit) Aug. 28 - A young woman known here as Alice Grace Newman leaped
from a ferryboat in the river on Friday and was drowned. She left on the chair on which she
had been sitting a letter from her brother at Hickson, South Dakota and a note.
It has been learned that Newman was her maiden name and that she had been married to one
O. J. Dunkelberg, a hotel fireman, but they separated nine days later. Among her belongings
that she left behind on the boat were Ouida’s “Signa, Folle Farine” on the page margins of
which she had written comments on the text. For instance;
“Life is fatal and why should we mourn.”
One page of the novel records the fact that Grace Newman was born in Toronto, Ont., Oct
A man who had befriended her since her arrival in Detroit says she showed him
photographs of her brothers and sisters in Canada, and also a clipping from a Chicago paper
relating how she had attempted suicide before this summer at a hotel in that city. She had
been in hospital there until recently as a result of this attempt to end her life.
DERUSH, COMBER, SHYNSKY (Corrunna) Aug. 29 - The rumors current here last night
that a row boat had been capsized during last evening’s storm are confirmed. One man and
three women were drowned , their names being Frank DeRush, of Broomfield, Ont., Mrs. M.
DeRush, Miss Ella Comber and Miss Delia Shynsky all of Marysville, Mich. Miss Minnie
Shamrock of Marysville, who was also an occupant of the boat, was saved.
FULLER - Jonathon Fuller, aged 89, an old citizen of Hastings Ont.,died suddenly on
HURLEY - Mrs. Ellen Hurley, one of the oldest residents of Belleville, died on Tuesday
night, aged 94. She leaves no family.
MANN - Jehiel Mann, senior member of the firm of Mann & Davidson, barristers, St.
Thomas, Ont., died at his residence on Tuesday night from paralytic stroke, aged 65.
SHEPHERD (Ottawa) Aug. 29 - Capt. R.W. Shepherd, president of the Ottawa River
Navigation company, died at Como, Que., at nine o’clock this morning.
Friday, August 30
REEVES - In this city, on Friday, Aug. 30, Richard Reeves, aged 53 years. Funeral will leave
his father’s residence, 272 King street west, cor. Hess, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Friends
will please accept this intimation.
Richard Reeves, 272 King street west, was taken to the city hospital last night suffering
from strangulated rupture . Before the ambulance reached the hospital, however, the
unfortunate man died in great agony. He was about 53 years of age and a widower. He lived
with his father and was a baker by trade. Last year he was in St. Joseph’s hospital undergoing
treatment for the same trouble, and last evening Dr. Philp, his physician, ordered his removal
to the city hospital, where he was to have undertaken an operation.
OWENS - James Owens, aged 63, a hotel-keeper well know in this city was a victim of an
accident at the King street station last evening which cost him his life some two hours
afterward. It was while he was attempting to board the 5:55 Toronto express for Oakville that
the accident occurred . The train was moving out and Owens made a jump for a car platform.
He missed it, falling between the track and the station platform, but not on the track. Mr.
Connell and Chief Hazel saw him fall and caught hold of him, thinking that they might pull
him out; but he is a heavy man and before they could get him clear the next car step had come
along and dragged his body under, one of his legs falling across the rails. As he slipped under
Owens screamed and several ladies who were in the car and on the platform fainted at the
The car wheels badly mutilated one of his legs above the knee and he was bruised on his
body. In the ambulance he was removed to the city hospital where he died a couple of hours
James Owens, a son of the deceased, who lives in Woodstock and Mrs. Owens, the wife of
the dead man, were present at the hospital. There are three other sons and two daughters, all
Drs. Rennie, Griffin and Coleman attended the injured man at the hospital last night and
amputated his right leg near the thigh. At first he seemed to improve, but shortly after 10
0'clock he became weaker, and death from shock occurred about 11 o’clock. One of his hands
was bruised and there was a nasty flesh wound on the left side of his face. He will be buried
in the city.
TAYLOR ( Chesley, Ont.) Aug. 30 - Yesterday afternoon a young man named John Taylor,
of the township of Bentinick, near Morrisburg, accidentally shot himself, dying from his
injuries this morning. Taylor, with some friends, was out gunning in his own woods, and was
lighting his pipe when his gun slipped out of his hands and went off, the charge entering his
BARTLETT (Fulton) - On Friday last the only child of Mr. And Mrs. Bartlett was brought
here for interment. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Caldwell, of Ker.
MURRAY (St. Catharines) Aug. 29 - The funeral of the late Capt. James Murray took place
at three o’clock this afternoon from his late residence, Maple Hill, and was one of the largest
that has been seen in this city in many years. Agreeable to the wishes of the widow, Capt.
Murray was not buried with Masonic honors, but a large crowd of people of all shades of
politics and religion turned out and joined the mournful procession to the cemetery. Among
those present from a distance were; Senator John Ferguson of Niagara Falls; T. McGaw, W.R.
Brock, D. Creighton, J. H. Temple, chief engineer of the Toronto harbor works; E. B. Rogers,
Hugh Ryan, F. Cayley, of Toronto; William Gibson, M.P.; James Hiscott, M.P.P.; John
McLean, president of the Lincoln County Conservative association, Merriton; James Walker,
Beamsville; E.B. Walker, Hamilton.
The religious ceremonies were conducted at the house by Rev. J. H. Ratcliffe, of the First
Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Rural Dean Armitage, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal
church. The casket was borne by six of the deceased’s employees on the contracts on which
he was engaged at the time of his death. They were : H.B. Hammel, D. Stuart, J.S. Abbey,
John Cain, J.F. Sheedy and J. Collins.
WALKER (Windsor) Aug. 29 - The Government Detective Murray is here looking into the
death of Fred Walker, of Guelph, whose body was found in the river at Amherstburg three
weeks ago. Detective Murray says that he has information going to prove that Walker was not
alive when put into the water; in other words, that the case was not one of suicide. The
circumstances were looked upon by his relatives in Guelph as very suspicious and they made
application to the attorney-general for an inquiry into the cause. Mr. Murray has spent several
days looking into the circumstances. He is unable to reconcile the suicide theory with the
facts he has learned about Walker’s doings previous to his death. He further points out to the
great distance of the spot where the body was found from the city of Detroit where Walker
was staying the night before, and he can not understand how it could have drifted out. There
is a probability, he admits, in the theory about the man having gone aboard a river steamer
and fallen off on the trip, his head coming in contact with the paddle wheel of the vessel, but
from certain facts in his possession the detective has formed another opinion as to how the
unfortunate fellow came to his end.
CARLING (Exeter) Aug. 29 - The death of Isaac Carling occurred at 3 o’clock this afternoon,
after an illness of many years. Mr. Carling was the founder and first reeve of Exeter, and for
many years was successfully engaged in business here. He represented this riding in the
legislative assembly in the days of John Sandfield Macdonald. Mr. Carling was a brother of
Sir John Carling.
AULT - The funeral of Samuel Ault of Aultsville, Ont., who died on Wednesday morning, in
his eighty-first year took place yesterday. The deceased was elected to parliament before
confederation, and represented the county of Stormont for fourteen years and was always an
active supporter of the late Sir. John Macdonald.
Saturday, August 31
REEVES - In this city, on Friday August 30, Richard Reeves, aged 53 years. Funeral will
leave his father’s residence, 272 King street west, cor. Hess, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
Friends will please accept this intimation.
SIMPSON - At New York, August 30th, Albert Henry, aged 29 years, eldest son of Rev. A.B.
and Maggie Simpson, formerly of Hamilton.
OWEN - At Hamilton, August 28, James Owen, aged 58 years. Funeral Sept. 1, 1895, from
his son-in-law’s residence, 177 Young street, city.
KILBRIDGE (Parry Sound) Aug. 30 - John Kilbridge, a foreman employed by William
Heald, contractor, was instantly killed in rock blasting this morning. The accident occurred at
Rose Point, two miles from here, on the Parry Sound Colonization railway. Kilbridge went to
examine a charge that had not gone off, when it suddenly exploded, killing him instantly. His
relatives, it is thought, live in Prince Edward Island.
GIBSON - Willie Gibson, of Napanee, was drowned yesterday at Gull lake. He and two
companions were duck-shooting. Ducks may not be killed legally until next Monday; but the
accident that has cast a gloom over Napanee also shows how the Ontario game laws are
enforced by the new wardens and deputy-wardens.
Willie Gibson, aged 20, eldest son of Stephen Gibson, registrar of Lennox and Addington,
while duck hunting at Gull lake to-day with two young men from here, was accidentally shot
and killed. Mr. Gibson was in a small boat alone and in some way unknown while moving in
the boat the gun was exploded, the charge entering the back of his head. Deceased had been
attending Victoria university, Toronto, for the last year or two.
WEIGEL (Teeswater) Aug. 30 - Joseph Weigel, aged about 65, fell dead at his home here last
evening. Apoplexy is said to be the cause.
STEWART, DOUGLAS (Woodstock) Aug. 30 - At the house of refuge lie the bodies of two
centenarians, Robert Stewart, born in Armagh, but a resident of Oxford county from his
youth, and Jessie Douglas, born Sept. 5, 1793, formerly a resident of Ingersoll.
Monday, September 2
WAKEHAM - John Mitchelmore Wakeham Sr., in this city Sept. 1st. He was 68 years old and
a native of Devonshire, Eng. Funeral will leave his late residence, 70 Burlington street west ,
near foot of Bay street, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this
REEVES - The funeral of the late Richard Reeves took place yesterday afternoon and there
was a large turnout of the members of the L.O.L. 312. The Victoria flute band led the funeral
THOMPSON (Troy) - Mrs. Thompson, one of the old pioneers of Beverly, passed away last
Saturday at the residence of her son, John Robb. She was in her eighty-eighth year but had
scarcely ever known a day’s sickness until about two months ago when she was taken with
the grip, and from that time she was continually sinking till the end came. She was buried in
the Troy cemetery on Monday. The funeral was very largely attended.
DOUGLAS (Caledonia) - The funeral of the late William Douglas of Onondaga, the wellknown
importer and breeder of shorthorn cattle, took place to this village on Wednesday. It
was one of the largest ever seen in this section. He was a man much respected.
Tuesday, September 3
MCKENNA - In this city on Sept. 1, Mrs. M.A. McKenna, in her 82nd year. Funeral from her
son’s residence 18 Baillie street, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Private.
MARKS - George Marks, of Bruce Mines, Ont., one of the oldest pioneers of Algoma, died
on Friday night, aged 70. He had been a resident of Algoma for more than 40 years.
CAIRNS (Toronto) Sept. 2 - Whilst sitting on his doorstep at 187 Hamilton street, in this city,
Bernard Cairns, a laborer, 65 years of age, dropped dead at 7 o’clock last evening. Heart
disease was the cause of the fatal seizure. Deceased had been a heart, healthy man, and had
never had a day’s illness in his life.
RENNIE (Woodstock) Sept. 1 - George Rennie dropped dead on Saturday. He had attended
the funeral of the late Mrs. Davidson at the Presbyterian cemetery, and while there walked
over to the grave of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Andrew Pattulo, where he was found. Death was
due to heart disease.
NICHOL (Montreal) Sept. 2 - A watchman named Robert Nichol, who came here a short time
ago from Orangeville, was accidentally killed at Montreal Junction last evening.
Wednesday, September 4
COOKE - At her late residence, No. 11 Oxford street, on Tuesday Sept. 3, Janet Cooke,
widow of the late W.S. Cooke, aged 75 years and 3 months. Funeral on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Friends will please accept this intimation.
CHAPMAN - Yesterday afternoon Walter Chapman, son of S. Chapman, a King street east
druggist, went for a row on the bay, and there can be no doubt that he drowned. Early in the
afternoon he left home, taking with him his camera and saying that he was going for a row
and would be back about 5 o’clock. He hired a boat from H.L. Bastien and rowed over to the
north shore, where he was seen later by some boys swimming. Shortly before 5 o’clock
George Malcolmson, Wm. Coveny and Wm. Dean who were sailing a smack along near
Carrol’s point discovered a boat floating with a pair of trunks in it. The trunks were marked
with Chapman’s name and a further search along the shore revealed the missing man’s
clothing on the bank. A gold watch and some money were in the pockets along with letters
that confirmed the identification.
Word was at once sent to the police and policemen Knox and Wark went out to search for
the body. S. Chapman, the young man’s father, was advised of the affair and he went at once
across the bay. Although several parties had been grappling for the remains this morning the
body has not yet been recovered. Young Chapman was about 24 years of age and a clerk in
his father’s store. He was an enthusiastic amateur photographer and held the position of
assistant secretary of the Hamilton association, being also an active worker in the biological
and photographic sections. He was a quiet unassuming young man and a general favourite
with all who knew him. It is supposed that he went in swimming from the boat and taking a
cramp, sank in or near the canal channel.
BRAUN (Toronto) Sep. 4 - The body of Gussie Braun, the boy drowned in the bay on
Monday night, was recovered yesterday by Esplanade Constable Williams. Coroner Johnson
will hold an inquest on the remains today.
Thursday, September 5
LEE - At the residence of her daughter Mrs. D. U. Boothe, Oakville, on Wednesday, Sept. 4,
1895, Phoebe, relic of the late Thomas C. Lee of Saltfleet and Angus. Funeral private, at
Stony Creek cemetery on Friday at 1 p.m.
FIELD - On the 4th inst., at the residence of Mrs. George Rutherford, East Hamilton,
Elizabeth C. Field, daughter of the late John Field. Funeral notice later.
MCDONALD, WELCH, WHALEN - The body of the tramp tailor who died near Waterdown
on Tuesday night was buried at Waterdown yesterday. The man’s supposed wife gave the
names of McDonald, Welch and Whalen.
MARTIN (Listowel) Sept. 5 - The dead body of David Martin was found lying on the
roadside near the Kincardine branch railway track, this morning with his head and shoulder
badly cut up. A bottle with about three inches of whiskey in it was found in his pocket. Martin
leaves a wife and two small children.
FERGUSON (Alexandria, Ont.) Sept. 4 - The remains of a young man named Norman
Ferguson, from Dunvegan, were found on the Canada Atlantic railway a short distance west
of this place this morning, badly mutilated.
CAPIN (Staynor, Ont.) Sept 4 - A sad accident happened on the farm of Thomas Capin,
Staynor, to-day through which his son lost his life. He was driving a load of hay, when he
slipped and fell from the top, breaking his neck.
SPOONER (Kingston) Sept. 4 - David J. Spooner of Glenburnie, aged 19, was engaged in
taking a wagon from a barn when it struck him in the abdomen and so injured him that he
WHITMAN (Burford, Ont.) Sept 5 - Mrs. Whitman, an aged and well-known lady living at
Mount Vernon, was drowned in a water cistern at her residence this morning. It is supposed
that she went to get water, and the pump not working, she attempted to raise the water with
the bucket, and losing her balance, fell in. When she was found about fifteen minutes
afterwards, life was extinct.
Friday, September 6
PAWFER - In this city on Sept. 5th, Lillie, daughter of William and Mary Pawfer, aged 1 year.
Funeral from 112 Canada street, Saturday at 4 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
PHILLIPS - In this city, on Sept. 5th, Ethel, youngest daughter of Joshua and Bella Phillips,
aged 2 years. Funeral from the parent’s residence, 115 Victoria ave. north on Saturday
afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
FIELD - On the 4th inst. at the residence of Mrs. George Rutherford, East Hamilton, Elizabeth
C. Field, daughter of the late John Field. Funeral from above address on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Friends kindly invited.
DODGE (Wheately, Ont.) Sept. 6 - Yesterday some Indians living about seven miles east of
here went with baskets to Leamington, where they secured liquor and got drunk. After
returning home two of the squaws named Mrs. Jos. Peters and Mrs Thos. Dodge, got into a
fight, which resulted in the former striking the latter on the head with a club, killing her
(Wheatley) Sept 7 - Mrs Tom Dodge, the squaw who was reported to have been murdered by
an other squaw, Mrs. Joe Peters, in a drunken row on Thursday by being struck on the head
with a club, is still alive. The woman was rendered unconscious by the blow and the other
Indians, supposing she was dead, went to Smith’s dock and made an announcement to that
BECKER (St. Catharines) Sept. 5 - Capt. David Becker, who was seriously burned while
trying to make his escape from the burning steamer St. Magnus at Port Dalhousie this
morning, died from his injuries about 1:30 this afternoon at the hospital here. This morning
when he was taken to the hospital the doctors despaired of saving his life as he was burned to
the bone in many places, the flesh being burned off his hands, arms face and many parts of his
body. Captain Becker’s sufferings were intense. Deceased has relatives in Cleveland, and they
have been notified by telegraph of the unfortunate occurrence. Mr Becker was an old lake
captain and had been employed for many months on the burned steamer. When the fire broke
out he was asleep and only awoke when all means of escape appeared to him to be cut off.
Captain David Becker was a member in good standing of Erie lodge I.O.O.F. Cleveland.
Union lodge 16 of this city has taken charge of the remains and will have them removed to
VANSICKLE (Lynden) - The funeral of the late Mrs. B. Vansickle took place on Tuesday.
The remains were brought to Lynden Methodist cemetery for burial. Mrs. Vansickle was
formerly a resident of this place. She leaves three sons.
Saturday, September 7
PAWSER - In this city, on Sept. 5th Lillie, daughter of William and Mary Pawser, aged 1
year. Funeral from 112 Canada street east Saturday at 4 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept
DANIELS - In this city on Sept.7th, Mrs Yetta, beloved wife of B. Daniels, aged 66. Funeral
from 102 Hunter street east, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please
accept this intimation.
Mrs. B. Daniels, who has been a resident of Hamilton for nearly forty years, died at her late
residence, 102 Hunter street east, to-day. On Tuesday she was stricken with paralysis, and,
under the care of Dr. Farewell, bore the affliction with fortitude until the end came to-day.
Mrs. Daniels was 66 years of age, and her kindly nature and good deeds caused her to be
respected by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, two sons and a daughter - Mrs. Landau.
Her sons are Lew Daniels and Harry Daniels, the well-known comedian and entertainer.
Mrs. Daniels was a Jewess and will be buried in the Jewish cemetery on Sunday afternoon at
3 o’clock. Rabbi Wohlberg will conduct the services.
LYALL - At Dundas, on Sept.6, Sarah Deige, wife of Geo. Lyall, aged 37 years. Funeral from
her late residence to Dundas cemetery at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
MCKEOWN - In this city, on Sept. 6th, Hugh McKeown, aged 55. Funeral from his late
residence, 106 John street south, Sunday at 2 p.m.
Hugh McKeown, who for years kept a saddlery store on John street, died last evening
LILY (Toronto) Sept. 7 - About three weeks since an old man named Lily, a cripple, appeared
in the dock at the Toronto police court with an 18-months-old baby in his arms. He had a
dispute with his wife at their home in Keene, near Peterboro, and left with the babe, walking
to this city. His wife found him here, and they started to walk home again but had gone only a
short distance when the old man received a sunstroke and died on the roadside. Farmers in the
vicinity took up a subscription and buried the old man and gave the woman enough money to
take her to Peterboro, where she arrived with her baby yesterday.
MACVICAR (Toronto) Sept. 7 - A Chatham dispatch says: James MacVicar, eldest son of
Rev. Dr. MacVicar, late principal of McMaster hall, Toronto, was drowned at Mount Clare,
near New York city yesterday. The news of the fatality was received today by relatives in this
city. Deceased was 33 years of age and had a school for the business training of young men.
Monday, September 9
CHAPMAN - Accidentally drowned at Carroll’s Point on Sept. 3, Walter S. Chapman, aged
24 years. Funeral from his parent’s residence No. 3 Emerald street north, Tuesday, at 3:30
p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BROWNLOW - On Sept. 8th 1895, after much suffering, Edward Brownlow, of the Bank of
British North America, Montreal, aged 38 years. Funeral from the Grand Trunk station,
Hamilton, to Burlington cemetery, on Tuesday 10th inst. on arrival of 11 a.m. train. Friends
will please accept this intimation.
E.B. Brownlow, better known under the nom de plume of Serapta, died in Montreal on
Sunday at the age of thirty-eight. He was employed in the B.N.A. bank but spent his leisure
moments in literary work, and was a frequent contributor to The Week, Arcadia and other
journals. The body will be brought to Hamilton for burial. Mr. Brownlow, was a son-in-law of
Mr. Pecover, of this city.
FAULKNOR - In this city on Sept. 7, Thomas C., only son of Joseph and the late Sarah
Faulknor aged 49 years. Funeral from his late residence, 239 Bold street, on Tuesday, at 3:30
p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SPARGO (Ottawa) Sept. 9 - John Spargo, about 35 years of age, an employee of Mr.
Caldwell’s, a well-known farmer of Merivale, was found dead in Mr. Caldwell’s stable early
yesterday morning. His body lay a few feet from the end of a stall occupied by a horse. It was
thought that death was caused from a kick from a horse. But upon examination by Dr.
Jamieson of this city, no marks of injury were discernable. Coroner Mark was summoned and
arranged to hold an inquest to-night. Stories of foul play got abroad because of a feud having
existed between deceased and another man. Spargo was seen going into the stable in apparent
good health fifteen minutes before being found dead.. He was to have been married shortly to
a young woman, also in Mr. Caldwell’s employ, and much sympathy is felt for her.
BARRETT (Toronto) Sept. 9 - The case against Maurice Moles and Charles Molson, charged
with murdering James Barrett, formerly of this city, at Buck Lake was presumed and
concluded before justice Savage at Novar, Saturday.
Charles Warner testified that the deceased had told him about a year ago that he was
troubled with heart disease. The fact that the boat was not seaworthy and that it was not fit to
carry three persons safely was also strongly brought out.
Crown Attorney Johnston, in summing up, spoke at some length on the evidence given by
Dr. Harrington of this city which went to show that every symptom favored the idea of death
or at least unconsciousness before sinking in the water.
The prisoners were ably defended by Mr. Tytler, who pointed out the previous good
character of accused , the defectiveness of the boat, the absence of motive and the possibility
of deceased having received the blow by falling on the boat on jumping out.
Justice Savage did not consider the evidence strong enough to warrant a committal and they
were accordingly discharged.
WARD (Toronto) Sept. 9 - Ellen Ward who for some months had been living with Mrs. Sarah
Chambers at 90 Adelaide street west, fell dead in the kitchen some time on Friday night. She
was found on Saturday morning by one of the boarders in the house. Dr. Garrett was
summoned, but pronounced that life was extinct. Deceased who was an English woman and
had resided for several years in Canada, had been in ill-health for some time. Her death is
attributed to heart failure.
PUCKERING (Caledon) Sept. 8 - John Puckering, aged 23, was killed by lightning on
Saturday while out hunting. He went into a vacant stable belonging to A. Hillock during the
storm, and was found later by Mr. Hillock dead. One of his dogs was killed also. Deceased
resided with his father at Credit Forks.
JAFFRAY - The funeral of the late George J. Jaffray of Galt took place on Saturday
FAULKNER - Thomas Faulkner, who was injured by a cave-in on the Hunter street tunnel
about ten days ago died at the city hospital on Saturday night. There was every prospect that
he would recover until Saturday, when he took a bad turn and kept getting weaker and weaker
until he passed away. Besides being crushed by the failing earth Faulkner was burned by a
gasoline lamp. It is thought that he inhaled the hot fumes.
The deceased had lived in Hamilton for many years. He leaves a wife and four children.
An action for damages will likely be brought by the deceased’s relatives.
DANIELS - Away over the mountain, outside city walls and far from the noise and bustle, a
little party of Jewish mourners wended their way yesterday afternoon to the cemetery of their
people to perform the last sad offices of the living to the dead. The body of Mrs. Yetta
Daniels, a member of the Hughson street congregation, was there laid in a tomb which might
well be said was hewn from the rock. Rabbi Wohlberg officiated at the house and grave.
The bereaved husband, who is a feeble old man, was completely overcome when he had
placed the three spades of earth in the grave. His face bowed, his body shook and great tears
rolled down his wrinkled face as he was led away by his son.
Tuesday, September 10
OGILVIE - At the residence of her uncle, David Burnett, Saltfleet, on Monday morning, Sept.
9, Jane Ogilvie, aged 34 years. Funeral from above address, Wednesday morning at 10
o’clock to Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation
MCLEOD - Norman McLeod, the St. Thomas lawyer who defended the prisoners in the
Hendershot murder trial, died suddenly at St. Thomas to-day. His mother and sisters are in
LYALL (Dundas) Sept. 10 - Sarah Doidge, wife of George Lyall, died on Friday and was
buried on Sunday afternoon. A large number attended the funeral.
Wednesday, September 11
CHAPMAN - The funeral of the late Walter Chapman took place yesterday afternoon and
was largely attended. The pall-bearers were Thomas Morris, Mr. Morrow, Henry Moore,
Alex. Mann, W. Morgan and Bert Dean.
Thursday, September 12
WILSON - At No. 79 Bold street on Sept. 11, 1895, Margaret Wilson, aged 79 years. Funeral
private, Friday afternoon.
Friday, September 13
MCDONALD - On Sept. 12, at 200 East avenue north, LeRoy Taylor, infant son of L.T. and
Aggie J. McDonald. Funeral Saturday, Spt. 14, at 2 p.m. friends will please accept this
WEEKS - At Ancaster on Spt. 12th Lina Virginia Weeks, aged 21 years. Funeral Saturday at 3
MERRITT (Fulton) - Mrs. R. Merritt died on Saturday after a lingering illness. A few years
ago she spent some time in the south on account of ill health.
SINNETT (Sheffield) M. Sinnett, formerly well-known here, died in Guelph recently.
Saturday, September 14
MAGEN - In this city, on the 14th inst., Grace, beloved wife of Christopher Magen in the 58th
year of her age. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 535 Main street east, on
Monday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Kindly omit
Monday, September 16
BERRINGTON - On Sept. 14, at Springford, Ont., John Berrington, G.T.R. Station Agent
aged 73. Funeral Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. from Stuart street station to Hamilton cemetery.
Friends will please accept this intimation.
DONNELLY - Accidently drowned at St. Louis Mo. on the 2nd inst. Richard, 5th son of the
late Edward Donnelly, Woodmount, Hamilton, aged 53 years.
Richard Donnelly, son of the late Edward Donnelly, of this city, was drowned in St. Louis
last week. The family were quite prominent and wealthy residents of Hamilton thirty years
ago and their homestead was the house on John street south, recently the property of the late
Col. Axworthy, of Cleveland. The deceased was a brother of Bolton Donnelly, of Ancaster,
and Mrs. Bull, widow of the late Richard Bull, of this city. He was a railway man and a
YOUNG - Accidentally killed on Grand Trunk Railroad, Sunday morning Sept. 15, Thomas
Young, aged 55 years. Funeral from the residence of John Harlow, 555 York st. Tuesday at 4
p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
When several boys were walking along the Grand Trunk track about 11 o’clock yesterday
morning they found the body of a man near the far semaphore at the west end of the Stuart
street yards. The body was quite warm which was evidence that the man had not been dead
long. The head was crushed in but the body was not mutilated. It was brought to the Stuart
street station by Constable Hay and a couple of Grand Trunk employees.
When the body was laid out on a stretcher in the baggage-room it was identified by several
men as that of Thomas Young, an elderly man, who boarded with John Barlow, 555 York
It seems that the deceased was walking along the track when a freight train for Toronto and
the St. Louis express were passing each other. It is supposed that he got out of the way of the
freight train which was on the Toronto track and in doing so he was struck by the St. Louis
express which he did not see coming.
Mr. Young was a widower about 50 years of age. Twenty years ago he was a heater in the
Ontario Rolling mills. Not long ago he inherited considerable property in the old country.
A sad feature of the accident is the fact that Mr. Young was to have been married tomorrow
- the day his funeral was set for. His fiancee, Miss Tessie Atkins, came out from
Dublin, Ireland, arriving in the city on Labor day. She procured the marriage license on
Mr. Young leaves one daughter - Mrs. Joseph McDougall - who lives in Chicago.
In the pockets of the deceased Constable Hay found $157. It is rumored that the house
furnished by Young was broken into last night. No report, however, has been made to the
LUNT - In this city on Sept. 16, 1895, William Lunt, blacksmith, in his 60th year. Funeral
from his late residence, 36 Chatham street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock. Friends
and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
HOLMAN - On Sept. 14, at his late residence, 99 James st. north, John F.L. Holman in the
53rd year of his age. Funeral Tuesday, 17th at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DOUGLAS - At the City Hospital on Sept 15, Mrs Sarah Douglas, widow of the late Samuel
Douglas, aged 97 years and 4 months. Funeral from 116 Markland st. on Tuesday at 3 o’clock
p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.
Mrs. Sarah Douglas, widow of the late Samuel Douglas, died this morning at 116 Markland
street, aged 97 years and 4 months. She was a native of County Wexford, Ireland, and came to
Canada in 1849 with her husband and took up their residence in Binbrook, where for 15 years
Mr. Douglas engaged in farming. In 1864 they moved into this city, where Mr. Douglas died
in 1882. One son - James Douglas of Chippewa, at the head of the Ottawa river - survives
them. Mrs. Douglas was a member of the Church of England. The funeral will take place tomorrow
afternoon at 3 o’clock.
FORREST - In Dundas, on Saturday evening, the 14th inst., Andrew Forrest in the 60th year of
his age. Funeral will take place at 3 p.m. to-day (Monday) from his late residence to the
Grove cemetery, Dundas.
Andrew Forrest, one of the best-known and most respected citizens of Dundas, died on
Saturday evening after only one day’s illness. The cause of his death was obstruction of the
bowels. Mr. Forrest was for many years a member of the town council, and was also on the
Board of Education for a greater length of time than any other member. He was a Scotchman
by birth and took into his business that caution and honesty so characteristic of that people.
He was engaged in the flour and feed business. The funeral took place to-day, the remains
being followed by a very large procession of Templars, Board of Education and town council.
The interment took place at Grove cemetery.
WATERS (Niagara Falls, Ont.) Sept. 15 - Milton Waters, a well-known young man residing
in this town, met with a violent death on the cantilever bridge on Friday night. Waters, who
was employed by the Oneida Community company limited on the American side was coming
home over the bridge as a train was passing by. He attempted to jump on but was struck by a
switch and thrown under the wheels. One arm and one leg were cut off. He also received
severe cuts on his head. The accident happened on the American end of the bridge. He
survived the shock and haemorrhage but an hour. The body was brought home late to- night.
GRANT (Toronto) Sept. 16 - Thomas Grant, 172 Franklin avenue, who was injured by a kick
from a horse died at the general hospital at noon yesterday.
BERRINGTON Sept. 16 - On Saturday evening, John Berrington, one of the oldest
employees of the G.T.R. died at his residence at Springford, aged 74 years, nearly forty of
which were spent in the service of the company. He was well known in the city, especially
among railway people, and had a large circle of warm friends. He was a Conservative in
politics and a member of the Methodist church. He was also a member of St. George lodge
No. 47 A.F. and A.M. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 12:15 from the Stuart street
depot to Hamilton cemetery under the joint directions of St. George lodge and the Masons of
Tuesday, September 17
LEWIS - On Sept. 17, the infant son of J.L. and Agnes H. Lewis.
LUNT - In this city on Sept. 16, 1895, William Lunt, blacksmith, in his 60th year. Funeral
from his late residence, 56 Chatham street on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Friends
and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SNODDY - In this city on the 17th inst. at his brother’s residence, 627 Main street east, James
Snoddy in his 40th year. Funeral notice later.
James Snoddy, for twenty-two years a printer in the Times office, died to-day from heart
disease, superinducted by inflammatory rheumatism. The deceased was forty years of age and
unmarried. Recently he had been in partnership with his brother, David Snoddy in the
BERRINGTON - The funeral of the late John Berrington, who died in Springford, Ont., on
September 14, took place from the Stuart street station at 12:15 to-day. He was buried with
Masonic honors and the following members of the St. George lodge acted as pall-bearers:
R.C. Lawrason, Geo Waite, James Vanatter, Wm. Robb, C.N. Bell and M. Horning.
RHEAM (Windsor) Sept. 17 - Jockey Philip Rheam, who was fatally injured while riding
Lepros Lyon at the races yesterday afternoon, died at the hotel dieu early this morning.
Rheam had rolled over and under the horse and was badly crushed from his neck to and below
his chest. He was 17 years old and for two years past has worked around the stables at Harlem
and Hawthorne at Chicago. His mother, who lives in that city, was sent for and will arrive today.
Rheam has had ten or twelve mounts at Windsor and was considered a good jockey.
LISLE (St. George) - The funeral of Mrs. John Lisle, of Harrisburg, took place to the
Presbyterian cemetery here on Saturday last, and was largely attended.
Wednesday, September 18
SNODDY - In this city at the 17th inst., at his brother’s residence, 627 Main street east, James
Snoddy, in his 40th year. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m.
CHISHOLM - At Denver, Col., on Tuesday 17th inst., Mary youngest surviving daughter of
the late William Chisholm. Funeral notice later.
WHITE - In this city on Sept.17th, Minnie A. Noyes, beloved wife of F. White and only
daughter of the late James Noyes, aged 41 years. Funeral from late residence 270 East ave.
north on Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this
HOLMAN - The pall-bearers at the funeral of the late John Holman yesterday afternoon were
J.C. Harris, James Kenney, C. Robertson, C. Gardiner, H.J. McAllister and J.P. McLeod. Rev.
VanWyck was the officiating clergyman. The funeral was largely attended and the ceremony
at the grave was of a Masonic character.
KING (Jackson, Mich.) Sept. 17 - A special from Sturgis, Mich., this evening says: Trainmen
on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railway, while coupling a freight train here early this
morning, found the body of a man under a car. No one knows how it came to be there. The
remains were later identified by means of papers found on the dead man’s person as being
those of Barney King, a resident of Napanee, Ont.
DAVIS (Toronto) Sept. 18 - Charles Davis, 246 McCaul street, died in the general hospital on
Monday night from injuries received by being struck by a G.T.R. train while crossing the
track on the morning of May 7. His leg was caught beneath the cattle guard and he was
carried about 25 feet. But for his presence of mind in holding on to the cattle guard he would
undoubtedly have been killed at the time. His left leg was broken in several places and he was
otherwise injured. Some little time ago he got out of bed and retarded the progress he had
made. Deceased was 65 years of age and leaves a widow and four grown-up children.
Thursday, September 19
WRIGHT (Brockville) Sept. 19 - When James Curren, grocer, went to his store on
Bartholomew street this morning he discovered that burglars had been at work during the
night. The door of the store had been forced open and the safe blown up with powder and
about $5 in money taken. He at once notified the police station and Alexander Wright, being
the only policeman on duty at the station went down. After viewing the premises he and
Curren proceeded towards the east end of the city in search of the burglars. Noticing three
tramps some distance away they pursued them. They had gone about a mile when Wright, in
getting over a fence, fell dead. Curren at once returned to town and gave the alarm. The body
was brought in and an inquest will be held to-day. The three tramps that were chased have
been arrested, but it is not supposed they are the thieves
HOOVER (Caistorville) - Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Hoover sr., the first and for many years
reeve of Caistor, also ex-warden of the county, was buried here on Friday last. The attendance
at the funeral was large, many arriving from a distance. Service was conducted by Rev. H.
Cook, who preached a very appropriate sermon.
CRESSMAN (Norwich) Sept. 18 - Mr. and Mrs.A. Cressman’s little daughter, Flossie, about
seventeen months old, died from drinking carbolic acid. Between 2 and 3 p.m. the girl went
down to the cellar to get her some milk, and unknown to her the child followed, and climbing
up to a high shelf on which were several bottles grasped one containing a small quantity of
carbolic acid and drank it. The little thing gave just one scream, then became unconscious. Dr.
Harvey was there in a few minutes, but nothing could save the little one and in less than an
hour life was extinct.
Friday, September 20
FESSENDEN - On Tuesday, Sept 17th, Lionel Victor, fourth son of the Rev. E.J. Fessenden,
age 23 years. Funeral at St. John’s church, Ancaster, 3 p.m. Saturday.
The body of the unfortunate young man, Victor Fessenden, was brought home last evening
by Dr. Farmer from Fort Erie and taken out to Ancaster. His father Rev. E.J. Fessenden
arrived home from the provincial synod at Montreal last night and was quite prostrated by the
awful news. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at Ancaster.
The deceased was engaged to be married to a sister of Dr. farmer and her photograph was
found in his pocket. The visit of the doctor to fort Erie failed to reveal any reason why the
young man took his life and it is supposed that he was merely suffering from a fit of
BETZNER - In this city on Sept. 19th, Charles Rodger, infant son of David and Margaret
Betzner, aged 4 months and 15 days. Funeral from the parents’ residence, 182 Bay st. north,
on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
GAULD - In this city on Thursday, Sept. 19th, Mary Fisher, wife of the Rev. John Gauld, in
her 72nd year. Funeral private.
Mrs. Gauld, the aged wife of Rev. John Gauld and mother of J.G. Gauld, of the firm of
Nesbitt, Gauld & Dickson, died to-day at their residence, Duke street of heart trouble.
MCLELLAN - In this city, on 20th inst., at 46 Mary st., Trewyn, beloved and only daughter of
William and Annie McLellan , in the 5th year of her age. Funeral private.
FLATF (Galt) Sept. 20 - Peter C. Flatf, pitcher for the Alpha baseball team, died here this
morning of paralysis of the spine, the result of a collision while playing second base in the
Hespeler- Alpha game last week.
PETERS (Kingston) Sept. 19 - William Peters, aged 70, living on Alfred street, left his home
after dinner to go to the cotton mills, where he formerly worked. At 4 o’clock his body was
found floating in the bay. His watch had stopped at 3:40 o’clock.
WINTERS (Lindsay, Ont.) - Jas. L. Winters, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of
Lindsay, Ont., died yesterday. he was a prominent member of the Orange order, and a lifelong
supporter of the Conservative party.
Saturday, September 21
CHISHOLM - At Denver, Colo., on Tuesday, 17th inst., Mary, youngest surviving daughter of
the late William Chisholm. Funeral private, at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, 22nd inst. from the residence
of her brother, 30 East avenue north.
BIRCH (Toronto) Sept 21 - On Monday last, James Birch, a farmer of the 6th concession of
Whitchurch, North York, who has been melancholic for some time past, in consequence of
trouble was found on the road side, across a log upon which he appears to have been
previously sitting with a shot wound. The charge entered under his chin and went up into his
brain. He left his home with a gun, borrowed from a neighbor, ostensibly to shoot ground
hogs. An inquest was considered unnecessary as the indications all pointed to suicide.
FESSENDEN - The pallbearers at the funeral of the late Victor Fessenden at Ancaster this
afternoon were Trenholme and Reginald Fessenden, and T.W., W.E., D., J.D. and Dr. Farmer.
Monday, September 23
RALSTON - In the Township of Ancaster on the Dundas road on Sept 21st.J Janet Cline, wife
of Thomas Ralston, aged 65 years. Funeral (private) yesterday afternoon to Burlington
PARKE - At North Seneca, on 22nd inst. Wm. Parke in his 78th year. Funeral Tuesday at 2
Wm. Parke, father of Walter and George Parke of this city, died yesterday afternoon at his
residence near Caledonia at the ripe old age of 77 years. He leaves a wife and seven children -
George, the well-known druggist; Walter of the Archdale Wilson &Co; John, of Elkhart, Ind.,
and Wm. and Watson of Seneca and Mrs. T. Hammond, of Seneca, and Louise, an unmarried
daughter. Mr. Parke was one of the oldest residents in Wentworth, and had all his life been a
SMITH - On Sunday, Sept. 22nd, T.H. Smith eldest son of R.J. and Emily Smith. Funeral on
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of his father-in-law, Dr. Dillabaugh, 97
BROWN - On Sept. 21st at his late residence, No. 112 Park st. north, George Brown, a native
of Staffordshire, England. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Toronto papers please copy.
Another old citizen of Hamilton has passed away in the person of George Brown, 117 Park
street north, who came to this city in 1841. He was a native of Staffordshire, England, having
been born there 72 years ago and came to this country at the age of 18. He was employed by
T. C. Kerr & Co., general dealers, for 15 years and was for 30 years with the late James
Skinner & Co. When the latter firm moved to Toronto, Mr. Brown retired from business life.
The deceased was an enthusiastic and loyal supporter of the Conservative party. He leaves
two sons and two daughters - Joseph A. and Geo. B. Brown, of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs Eliza
Mayberry of Trenton N .J. and Mrs. J. L. Turquand of Toronto. The funeral will be tomorrow
MATTHEWS (Welland) Sept 27 - Abner Matthews, an aged and well-known resident of this
placed, was killed on Friday by being struck by a locomotive on the Michigan Central, near
the diamond. He was walking on the track, and did not hear the approach of the train.
Deceased was 67 years of age and leaves a widow, five daughters, all married and two sons.
LABROSSE (St. Eugene, Ont.) Sept 22 - A boy named Zephirin Labosse, aged 13, was
killed by the kick of a horse. The unfortunate boy was in the act of untieing the horse which
was in a shed, for the purpose of taking a drive. He was the son of Simon Labrosse , an exM.P.
LANGFORD (Kerwood, Ont.) Sept. 22 - Charles Henry Langford, the young man who was
injured near here two weeks ago while threshing, succumbed to his injuries to-day.
PRITCHARD (Chatham, Ont.) - Mrs. Edward Pritchard, of Chatham, Ont., who had been
married for six months, died last Friday, and was buried yesterday.
VOGEL (Windsor) Sept. 22 - Joseph Vogel, aged 28, unmarried, a filemaker but lately out of
employment, committed suicide this morning at the race track by shooting himself through
the heart. Vogel had been in poor health for some time past, and this, together with the fact
that he was unable to obtain work, and believed himself to be a burden on his parents, and
with whom he was staying is thought to have affected his mind and caused his selfdestruction.
He had lived nearly his whole life in Windsor and was well known. An inquest
was deemed unnecessary, but a post mortem examination showed that the bullet from his 32
caliber revolver had passed directly through the centre of the heart and death was
Tuesday, September 24
FLATT - On September 23, at 41 Bay st. north, Zulenie Nadine, infant daughter of Jacob and
Bertha Flatt, aged 6 months and 2 days. Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to Millgrove
cemetery. Short service at the home.
EDGAR (Owen Sound) Sept. 24 - Samuel Edgar, secretary for the Owen Sound Portland
Cement company (limited) died very suddenly at the Owen Sound General and Marine
hospital yesterday. For the past two weeks he had been suffering from typhoid fever , but was
thought to be in no danger. Deceased was about fifty years of age and had been a resident of
this place for many years.
LEONARD (Toronto) Sept. 24 - At a quarter to seven o’clock this morning Policeman Wm.
Leonard, No 71, was found lying dead in a lane in rear of 43 Henry street, a bullet in his head
and his pistol lying by his side. There being no trace of a struggle it is evident that the case is
one of suicide. The deceased went out on duty at 7:45 o’clock last night. At four his duty
should have ended and at that hour he could not be found. A search for him began. The
deceased was born in the township of Innisfil, in the county of Simcoe. He came to Toronto
eight years ago last March and joined the force. He leaves an invalid wife and one child.
Leonard was always a light-hearted man, cheery and talkative and no positive motive can be
assigned for his suicide, if such it was His companions last night observed no sign of
melancholy or trouble.
MCNAUGHTON - A dispatch from Woodstock says: Mrs Alex. McNaughton, mother of
Mrs. J. F. Stewart of the James Stewart manufacturing company, limited died at her
daughter’s residence on Saturday last at the advanced age of 83. Mrs. McNaughton was a
native of Berwickshire
Scotland and had lived in Canada since 1839. She was twice married, first to N.H. Logan, of
West Flamboro in 1836 and after his death to the late Alex McNaughton, of Milton, in 1850.
She leaves two children surviving, Mrs. Needham, Hamilton, and Mrs. Stewart of this town.
The funeral takes place to-morrow to the Morriston cemetery, via the C.P.R.
BAKER (Gore Bay) Sept. 23 - Mr. Baker, lighthouse keeper at Clapperton Island, left the
lighthouse on Friday. Saturday his boat was found floating off Clapperton Island. Since that
time Baker has not been heard from and there does not appear to be much doubt that the old
man had been drowned. This is the third lighthouse keeper drowned in this vicinity within a
few months. Baker was 74 years of age.
FORREST (Dundas) Sept 24 - A large congregation attended the service in the Methodist
church on Sunday night, as by announcement Rev. John Wakefield, the pastor, was to preach
the funeral sermon of the late Andrew Forrest. The discourse was very impressive. H. Cowper
sang “Go, Bury Thy Sorrow”, with much effect.
ANDERSON (Midland, Ont.) - At James Playfair’s saw mill in Midland, a young man named
James Anderson was caught in the machinery and killed.
LAIDLAW - Murray Laidlaw, of Midland, Ont., who was hurt in the recent powder explosion
in Winnipeg, died there on Sunday. He and Chittick came together from Ontario.
Wednesday, September 25
HALES - In this city, at 227 West ave. north, Eliza Milner, widow of the late Richard J.
Hales, aged 56 years, formerly of Kingston. Funeral will take place from above address on
Thursday at 3.30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Kingston
papers please copy.
BROWN - The funeral of the late George Brown took place from his residence on Park street
north yesterday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Beavis conducted the services. The pall-bearers were:
Geo. A. Young, Henry Arland, Capt. Spence. W.R. Pray, Thos. Parry and C. Parry.
COOK (Toledo, O. ) Sept. 24 - The local police are investigating the death under suspicious
circumstances here of Mrs. Etta Cook, or Pearson, of Guelph, Ont. The deceased came here
with her husband three months ago. It was alleged she had eloped with Cook in 1892. Early in
June she was taken ill and four physicians who were called to attend her are said to have
quickly dropped the case. A criminal operation is suspected, but by whom the police do not
SMITH - The funeral of the late T.H. Smith took place yesterday afternoon under the auspices
of Acacia lodge, A.F. and A.M. and was largely attended. The pall-bearers were W. Bros.
S.H. Kent, A.E. Manning and A.T. Neill, Bros. R.V. Matthews, W.L. Cummer and R.
Rodgers. W. Bro. W.W. Greenhill acted as marshal and the Masonic ceremony at the grave
was conducted by W. Bro. Lyman Lee, R.W. Bro. Geo. C. Holden and W. Bro. C.S. Kilgour.
GASKIN (Port Arthur, Ont.) Sept. 24 - Mr. Gaskin, brother of Capt. John Gaskin, of the
Montreal transportation company, Kingston, was washed overboard from the schooner
Winnipeg off Thunder cape today and was drowned.
MASTER - John Master, one of the oldest citizens of Berlin, Ont., died on Monday, aged 85.
Thursday, September 26
BARTON - At her late residence, No. 140 Hannah street east, on Thursday Sept. 26, 1895,
Elizabeth A. Barton, relict of the late George M. Barton, in her 66th year. Funeral private.
Interment at Dundas. No flowers.
THORNTON - In Saltfleet, on Sept 24, Lizzie Thornton, aged 14, seventh daughter of the late
James Thornton. The funeral will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. from the residence
of her mother, 144 Napier street.
LONSBORO (Port Dover) Sept. 26 - This morning about 2 o’clock the house of Miss Brown,
in the western suburbs of this place was entered by burglars. An aged aunt of Miss Brown a
Miss Lonsboro, who was sleeping downstairs, hearing the intruders got up and called for help
to Miss Brown and threatened the burglars, when she almost immediately fell over and
expired. She had been in rather feeble health for some time.
JENKS (Toronto) Sept. 26 - Alvin Jenks, manager of the Dominion Paper Box factory
committed suicide to-day in a sensational manner. Last night he wrote a letter to Undertaker
Ellis of College street instructing him to call at 112 Brunswick avenue this morning and bring
a coroner with him. He also wrote a business letter to his lawyer and another expressing the
utmost despondency. When the undertaker went to address this morning along with Coroner
Young, he found Jenks sitting in the bedroom quite dead. The gas was turned on full. While
he was at the house Jenks’ lawyer arrived in response to his communication. Jenks was about
25 years of age and had only been married three months. His wife is away in new York at the
present time. It is supposed the young man had a quarrel An inquest will be held this evening.
MANSER (Toronto) Sept. 26 - The 23 year-old wife of John Manser, caretaker for McRae &
McRae 72 Bay street, died suddenly last evening, under circumstances so peculiar a nature
that Coroner Young issued a writ for an inquest.
Mrs. Manser had retired to her bedroom about eight o’clock and 15 minutes later called out
to her husband “Oh John, I feel sick”. He ran to her assistance in time to observe her fall over
as he thought unconscious on the bed. Manser ran for Dr. W.H. Peplar, 272 Adelaide street,
who on his arrival found that the woman was dead.
As the young woman was apparently physically healthy and it was learned that she had
been taking a proprietary medicine she had attained from a friend in Temperance street.
Coroner Young who was summoned, decided to hold an inquest and a jury will be empanelled
for 3 p.m. Friday. Meanwhile, Dr. Peplar will make a postmortem examination of the body.
Deceased leaves two small children, one under two years of age and a babe of five months.
DEAN (St. Williams, Ont.) Sept 25 - The body of James Dean, formerly of Port Rowan was
found in the bay, twenty yards from shore, by Jacob Johnston, an old Indian. The body was
entirely nude and there was a deep gash in the right side of his throat. His clothes were found
carefully placed on a stump on the beach and upon examining his pockets a letter was found
addressed to James Dean, Port Dover.
HOLT (London, Ont.) Sept. 25 - John H. Holt, a Grand Trunk employe, was killed while
working at a new water tank near the Waterloo street crossing at noon to-day. He attempted to
make a short jump to the scaffold, but he missed his foothold, and fell headfirst on the rails
beneath. Death was instantaneous, his neck being broken. The deceased was 35 years of age,
and leaves a wife and several small children. He was sober and industrious.
MCDOUGALL - The body of the late Mrs. McDougall, daughter of the late T. Young, was
brought from Chicago today and interred in Burlington cemetery.
BAKER (Alberton) - Myrtle, the only child of Wm. Baker, died last week and was buried on
Friday afternoon at Jerseyville. Rev. Mr. Yorston conducted the funeral service. The parents
have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
Friday, September 27
WINN - On the 23rd inst., at Altamahaw, North Carolina, and recently of this city, Tillie E.
Ecclestone, wife of W. Winn, and eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs Jas. Ecclestone, 148
Victoria ave. north aged 23 years, much respected by all who knew her.
The many friends of Mrs. W. Winn, nee Miss Tillie Ecclestone, whose parents reside at 148
Victoria avenue north, will learn with regret of her early and sudden demise. Married last July
with every prospect of a happy and useful life before her, she left here six weeks ago to rejoin
her husband in Altamahaw, North Carolina, who had preceded her in order to have everything
in readiness to receive her. Two weeks ago she was stricken down with typhoid fever which
terminated fatally. From early childhood she was a regular attendant at the First Methodist
church here, and won many friends by her kindly and genial disposition.
KERBY - At Hamilton, on September 26, 1895, Mary, daughter of the late James Racey of
Mount Pleasant and widow of the late A.T. Kerby, of West Flamboro. Funeral private.
WILLIAMSON (Kingston, Ont.) Sept. 27 - Last night, Rev. Dr. Williamson, professor of
astronomy in Queen’s university, died after a brief illness, aged 87 years. He joined the staff
of Queen’s in 1842 and was its oldest professor. His second wife was a sister of the late Sir
John Macdonald. He will be buried in Cataraqui cemetery in the Macdonald plot.
Saturday, September 28
PATTON - At Oakville, on Tuesday 24th Sept., William Patton, late colonel 38th battalion, in
the 74th year of his age.
BLAKE - In this city, on Sept. 28, Mary, eldest daughter of James and Margaret Blake, aged
17 years. Funeral will leave her parents’ residence, corner of Mary and Simcoe streets on
Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. to St. Lawrence Church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances are kindly invited to attend.
SHEA - In this city on Sept. 27, 1895, Peter, only son of Patrick and Catharine Shea, aged 21
years. Funeral will leave his father’s residence, 400 York street, Monday morning at 8:30 to
St. Mary’s cathedral, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please
accept this intimation.
MACKAY - At Stratford, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at his late residence 172 St. David street,
Angus MacKay, aged 50 years.
BOLES - In this city on Sept. 26, James Boles aged 72 years. Interment at St. Catharines on
TEMPLETON (Troy) - Wm. Templeton, an old resident of Beverly, died on Friday evening
at the residence of his son-in-law.
JONES (Troy) - Martin Jones was buried on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Troy cemetery. Rev. Jas.
Masson conducted the services.
HAGER (Hagersville) - Many of the older citizens of Hagersville will regret to hear of the
sudden death of Mrs. Larence Hager sr. of Palermo, Ont., who died last Saturday. She had
reached the ripe old age of 79. Mrs. J.H. Hager, Mrs. J.H. Salter and F.J. Hager attended the
MIDFORTH (Hagersville) After a short illness Samuel Midforth died at his home near the
village on Thursday morning.
WILLIAMSON - Shortly after ten o’clock on Thursday night, the Rev. James Williamson,
M.A., L.L.D., vice-principal of Queen’s university, Kingston, Ont., died at his home in that
city, aged 89 years. He came to Queen’s college in 1842, from Edinburgh, Scotland and had
occupied almost every chair since that date. His last public address was made on June 6
beside the grave of his lamented friend, the late Sir John Macdonald.
Monday, September 30
GRACE - In this city, on Sept. 30, 1895, Pierce Grace, aged 41 years and 9 months. Funeral
from his late residence 108 Inchbury street, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 to Holy Sepulchre
cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
REGAN - At her late residence, Ancaster, Sarah A.H. Regan, relict of the late James Regan,
M.D., in her 65th year. Funeral private.
JOHNSTON - In this city on the 29th inst., Harold H., beloved son of Peter and Carrie
Johnston, aged 7 years and 4 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 11 Barton st. east on
Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. to Christ church, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will kindly
accept this notice.
DAVIS (Dundas) - On Thursday, J. Davis passed away at the ripe old age of 87. For nearly 50
years he had been a resident of the town. He was grandfather of the Davis brothers, grocers.
His funeral was to the Grove cemetery this afternoon at three o’clock.
Tuesday, October 1
CARPENTER - On Sept. 30th, Sarah Petit, beloved wife of J. P. Carpenter, in her 80th year.
Funeral from her late residence, East Hamilton, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Friends will please
accept this intimation. Please omit flowers.
DAVIS, BARTON, KERBY - (Dundas) Oct. 1 - There were three funerals on Saturday -
those of Mr. Davis, Mrs. Barton and Miss Kerby.
LAZON (Ottawa) Sept. 20 - A month ago Saturday, Peter Lazon, a young man who resided
with his mother on Anglesea square, went off to the Shanties and told his friends that a month
would do him. It did, though not in the way he anticipated. Lazon was at work on Saturday
when a limb from a falling pine struck and killed him.
Wednesday, October 2
FRASER (Cornwall) Oct. 1 - Lancaster lost a highly esteemed citizen in a very sad manner on
Sunday. It was while the majority of the citizens were in church attending morning service
that the fire alarm was sounded for a fire in the chimney of Alex. Fraser’s residence. Most of
the male worshippers left the church to assist in putting out the fire, and amongst those to
come from Knox church was the owner of the house, Mr. Fraser. He was a big, heavy man,
and when within 30 yards of his own door fell down dead. Heart failure was the cause. The
fire was easily extinguished. Mr. Fraser was 71 years of age.
DISCH - Magnus Disch, a painter, fell from the third story of a building in Walkerton,
receiving fatal injuries.
PLEWES, WELFORD - Wm. Plewes of London Ont, one of the oldest millers in the west,
died on Monday, aged 67. Another old resident of London, Gains Welford, rope
manufacturer, also died on Monday, aged 73.
Thursday, October 3
RODUCK - In this city on the 2nd inst., Elizabeth Roduck, aged 37 years. Funeral from her
brother’s residence 241 John street north, on Friday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this
BLACKHALL (Toronto) Oct. 3 - Edward Blackhall, an inventor of bookbinding machinery,
who was formerly manager of the largest book-binding establishment in the city, committed
suicide at his residence, 91 Wood street, at 10.30 this morning. His daughter hearing the pistol
shot in the bathroom, ran in, and discovered her father lying dead with a bullet hole in his
temple. The cause assigned is business trouble and despondency. Mr. Blackhall was the
Toronto agent for the bookbinders’ machinery manufacturers.
REGAN (Ancaster) - An old and much respected resident, Mrs. James Regan, died a few days
ago and will be buried at Burlington cemetery. James Regan, M.A., was a prominent
Grammar school teacher here and other places in Ontario.
MOONEY, BURKE (Essex, Ont) Oct. 2 - Wm. and Thos. Mooney, aged 19 and 17 years
respectively and Dennis Burke, 21 years old, were instantly killed and Miss Addie Jones and
Ed. Mooney, the boys’ father were badly injured at the Michigan Central crossing here this
The party were in a wagon driving to the fair grounds. They drove on the tracks before they
saw the approaching express and the wagon was struck before they got across.
Burke was carried 400 yards on the cow-catcher. The Mooney boys were badly mangled
and cut. Ed. Mooney and Miss Jones were thrown to one side. Miss Jones is seriously injured
, but Mooney’s injuries are comparatively slight.
Friday, October 4
CARMICHAEL - At Toronto on the 2nd inst., Laura Louise, daughter of J.H. and Effie
Carmichael, aged 2 years and 2 days. Funeral at Hamilton to-day.
HOTRUM - In this city on October 3, Olive Rebecca, youngest daughter of John and Helen
Hotrum, aged 10 months and 5 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 487 Catharine street
north on Saturday, at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MARSHALL - Peculiar circumstances surrounding the death of a six-weeks-old infant at the
house of Mrs. Pinkett, 311 Hunter street west, caused Coroner Woolverton to call an inquest
at 10:30 this morning. The jury met at the residence of R. Spencer, Hunter street west after
having viewed the body. The child’s mother, Miss Isabella Marshall, gave the infant to Mrs.
Pinkett to keep shortly after its birth paying her $6 a month for her trouble. Evidence
produced showed that the child’s food had been often changed and without proper care. When
Mrs. Pinkett got it was in good health but afterward suffered from indigestion. It died on
Thursday morning, no doctor having been called in and the mother did not know it until night.
The jury decided that death resulted from natural causes, but considered that Mrs. Pinkett
should have called in medical aid before the child died.
Coroner Woolverton explained that his object in calling the inquest was largely to bring
before the public the necessity of having some changes made in the law whereby all baby
farms shall be under the supervision of the health authorities. He considered such a change
was very necessary.
CAMERON (Toronto) Oct. 4 - James W. Cameron, the G.T.R. brakeman who was struck by
the east-bound express at Unionville, Wednesday evening, died in the general hospital at 4
o’clock yesterday morning. At the home of the dead man lies the corpse of his infant child,
which also died during the night.
Saturday, October 5
NORRIE - On mountain top, on Oct. 4th, Elizabeth, beloved wife of James Norrie. Funeral
from her husband’s residence on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please
accept this intimation.
Mrs. Elizabeth Norrie, wife of Jas. Norrie, who resides on the mountain top, died rather
suddenly yesterday from the effects of an internal tumor. She had only been ill a few days.
The deceased was born in Preston, Lancashire. She leaves three daughters - Mrs. Hubbart,
Mrs. Cunningham and Mis Elizabeth Norrie.
WINLAW - In Chicago, on the 3rd inst., Isabella Winlaw, aged 53 years. Deceased was for
many years a teacher in the Hamilton Public Schools. Interment took place in Burlington
cemetery this morning.
Many of the older teachers and pupils of the Hamilton public schools will regret to hear of
Miss Isabella Winlaw, for many years a teacher in the Central. She died in Chicago on
Thursday morning from cancer. Deceased left Hamilton several years ago to occupy a more
responsible position in one of the educational institutions of St. Catharines. From there she
moved to Chicago taking a further course of study in the University of Chicago, finally
earning the degrees of bachelor of science. She resumed teaching in the Chicago schools,
remaining there till her last illness. At the obsequies in that city the teachers and her sixty
pupils placed flowers upon her coffin, a beautiful and simple testimony of their love to the
dead. Deceased will be remembered by many of the successful business men here as one of
the kindest teachers ever connected with the school system and her death will cause sorrow
for many who sat under her kindly rule at school. She was interred in Burlington cemetery
BLAKELY - In this city, on Oct. 5, Eliza Jane, youngest daughter of J.W. Blakely, aged 5
months. Funeral from the parents’ residence 390 Barton street east, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Monday, October 7
VAN EVERY - Mary Heslop, relict of the late Joseph Van Every Esq., of Stamford, Ontario.
Born on Christmas day, 1809. Fell asleep sweetly in Jesus, October 6, 1895. Funeral private,
from Amisfield, Hamilton, on Tuesday, 8th inst.
Mary Heslop, widow of the late Jos. Van Every of Stamford and mother-in-law of Robert
Thomson, died yesterday at Amisfield, James street south, at the advanced age of 84. The
deceased had been on a brief visit to friends in Beamsville, and died shortly after her return.
The funeral will take place to-morrow.
BARRETT - In this city, on Oct. 6, Nellie, second daughter of Patrick and Ann Barrett.
Funeral from her parents’ residence, 251 Catharine street north, on Wednesday morning at
8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and
acquaintances are requested to attend. No flowers.
MARTIN - Died at Rockwood, Kingston, on Sunday, 6th October 1895, Gwendolen Frances,
elder daughter of George E. Martin, Barrister. Funeral private.
FLETCHER (Brampton) Oct. 6 - Saturday evening about 5 o’clock, Edward Fletcher, a
farmer living on the first line west, was run over by a down passenger train on the C.P.R., and
had his head entirely severed from his body and was found several yards away. It is supposed
that he stumbled on the ties and, striking his head, was rendered insensible, when the train
came along, with the above fatal results. The train did not stop.
SCOTT (Toronto) Oct. 7 - As a result of a wound received in a stabbing affray in a bar-room
at Severn Bridge last Friday afternoon, John Scott died at the Toronto general hospital at 11
o’clock on Saturday night. John McKenzie of Severn Bridge, the alleged murderer, is in
charge of Constable Sloan of that place.
Scott was brought by his brother to this city on Saturday. When Scott arrived at the hospital
he was perfectly conscious but was suffering terrible pain. At 7:45 he became unconscious
and died at 11 o’clock.
Scott’s brother, wife and 4-year-old child accompanied him to the city and are staying with
friends. Deceased was 26 years of age. He was a sawmill employee and had a good
Coroner Johnson took charge of the body and has ordered a post-mortem examination to be
made by Dr. John Caven. A warrant has been issued for an inquest at Young’s mortuary tonight
at 8 o’clock when preliminary evidence will be taken. An adjournment will be necessary
to obtain the evidence of witnesses living in Severn Bridge.
The body will be taken to Severn Bridge for interment to-morrow morning.
Oct 8 (Toronto) “ We find that the deceased , John Scott, came to his death from a wound
inflicted by a knife in the hands of John McKenzie at Severn Bridge on Friday Oct. 4, 1896"
was the verdict tendered by the coroner’s jury.
John Boyd was the most material witness. He saw the altercation between Scott and
McKenzie. Both of them being very drunk. Scott went away and then came back to Cleland’s
hotel. He saw McKenzie and then commenced to abuse him and at the same time rushing
toward him. Boyd stopped him. McKenzie had a jackknife in his hand and was cutting
tobacco. Scott rushed past witness and clinched with McKenzie for only a few seconds. Scott
did not know that he was stabbed until he was examined by witness and others.
Dr. Arthur A. Small, of the hospital house staff, testified to the treatment deceased had
received while in that institution.
McKenzie will be brought before a magistrate at Severn Bridge this morning.
MCGRATH (Ottawa) Oct. 6 - A report reached here to-night that School Inspector McGrath
of the county of Ottawa, fell out of a buggy broke his neck and died near Quyon.
SCHRAM (Niagara Falls Ont.) Oct. 6 - John Schram, 45, of Princeton, Ont., was drowned in
the river at 11o’clock Saturday night. His body was recovered.
JENKINS - At Chatham, Wm. Jenkins, a young colored man drank a quart of whiskey and
died from the effects.
DEACON - Joseph Deacon died suddenly at Dresden, Ont., from the effects of siramonium.
He infused the pod and seed and made a very strong decoction the effect of which was fatal.
An inquest will be held.
Tuesday, October 8
BARRETT - In this city on October 6, Nellie, second daughter of Patrick and Ann Barrett.
Funeral from her parents’ residence, 251 Catharine street north on Wednesday morning at
8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral thence to the Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and
acquaintances are requested to attend. No flowers.
NELLIGAN - John Nelligan’s two-year-old child was buried in Millgrove cemetery on
Friday. Rev. Mr. Hockey officiated at the grave. The child never was well from its birth.
TINKESS (Cornwall) Oct. 7 - John Tinkess, a hunter of Lunenburg, was found dead in an old
well after being missing for several days. It is believed that the young man was coon hunting
and that he jumped over a fence and right into the well. He was stunned by the fall and then
Wednesday, October 9
COLE - At Burlington on Tuesday Oct. 8, Margaret Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Richard
and Charity Cole, in her 24th year. Funeral on Thursday at 10 o’clock a.m.
SCOTT (Severn Bridge) Oct. 8 - The body of the late John Scott, who was stabbed by
McKenzie at Severn Bridge fair on Friday last, was brought from Toronto to-day noon, and
taken to his home, where it remained until the arrival of a number of Masons from
Gravenhurst, who took charge of the funeral. The remains were interred with Masonic honors
in Morrison cemetery at 5 o’clock this afternoon.
LESTER - (Caistorville) Mr. and Mrs. Lester returned on Saturday from a visit near London,
where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Lester’s sister.
GILBERT Caistorville) - Ernest Gilbert, while working in the church last Wednesday
morning met with a simple though fatal accident. He built a scaffold from which he removed
two of the braces on Tuesday evening, probably thinking them in the way. On Wednesday
morning when he was moving about, the scaffold wavered and he was thrown violently
against the wall. On examination his spine was found to be broken. He died on Thursday
evening. The funeral which was on Sunday was very largely attended. Rev. Wm. Cook
preached a very touching sermon and Rev. Mr. Scudimore spoke a few words of sympathy.
The pall-bearers were members of the Society of Chosen Friends, of which Mr. Gilbert was a
KERBY (Oshweken, Ont.) - One and all will sympathize with Miss Kerby in her bereavement
in the loss of her mother, who died at the Hamilton hospital. Mrs. Kerby was well known
among us, being a sister to the late Mrs. C. Elliott, wife of the late Rev. A.E. Elliott, one of
our most esteemed missionaries, who did a lot of good work among us.
Miss Kerby will remove to the village of Osheken She has been occupying the Tuscarora
parsonage. She is an ardent missionary worker and has done a great deal of good among us.
While at the parsonage, in getting to her work, a river has to be crossed. In the spring and fall
the river rises so as to prevent her from getting to her work. Now she will reside about the
center of her work, which will be a great convenience to her.
Thursday, October 10
DEAN (Allenford) Oct. 9 - A 10-year-old boy named Dean was knocked down by a bicycle,
his skull being fractured. The boy remained unconscious for 24 hours when he died.
WALL (Woodstock) Oct. 9 - On Sunday Sept. 29, Cornelius Wall, a respectable resident of
Mount Elgin, shortly after taking of his dinner fell down in convulsions and in a short time
expired. Considerable suspicion was aroused in the neighborhood and at the inquest it was
decided to send the stomach to Prof. Ellis of Toronto, for analysis.
Traces of poisoning have been found. The reports of the doctors who examined the stomach
stated that three grains of strychnine had been found proving that death resulted from
At the adjourned inquest held in Mount Elgin yesterday afternoon the jury considered their
verdict for an hour and then found that “Cornelius Wall died by the hands of some party
From the testimony of witnesses, it seems that the deceased had been treated by Dr.
Lancaster for a cold. He was ordered to take quinine capsules On the day he died he took one
of these capsules. After dinner he died in great agony, the inference being that the strychnine
was placed in the capsule by someone bent on getting the man out of the way.
A neighbor testified that she had heard Mrs. Wall state on one occasion that she wished
something would fall on her husband’s head and kill him.
Dr. Lancaster, who attended the deceased, was interviewed and he related the following
regarding the affair:
“On Sunday afternoon I was summoned by Mr. Wall’s little daughter to come at once and
see her father, who, she said was suffering from cramps. I immediately left the office and
proceeded to his residence. When I arrived the man was in spasm and had lost consciousness.
I at once administered an emetic and under its influence he regained consciousness and said “I
believe that makes me feel better” I then said to him “Can you swallow?” and he said “Yes” I
at once raised his head to administer a dose of medicine, when he was taken with another
spasm over which I had no influence and he died in great agony about fifteen minutes after
my arrival. I suspected poison from the first and administered accordingly. The man’s pain
however was not in the region of the stomach, as in ordinary cases of poisoning but was
confined to his muscles, which were all contracted. This, together with the short time in
which he expired , are almost in direct indications of strychnine poisoning.
Mrs. Wall, widow of the deceased related the following story:
“ My husband had threatened to commit suicide several times and my children have also
heard it. I know people think I did it, but God knows I am as innocent as that baby” and she
pointed to a bright boy of about three or four years, who was playing by her side.
Mary Wall, deceased’s daughter said “ I don’t care what verdict they bring in at the inquest
to-morrow. I will never believe that my father committed suicide. I know that my father has a
violent temper, but my mother has one also.”
The remains of the dead man were interred in the Mount Elgin cemetery at half-past ten on
WRIGHT (Toronto) Oct. 10 - Many in Toronto and other parts of Ontario will learn with
regret of the death of Frank Wright the well-know and popular comic singer and entertainer.
He was announced to appear in the town hall, Newmarket, last night, in company with
Grenville P. Kleiser at the annual fair concert. Deceased left Toronto apparently in excellent
health and spirits by the 8:30 a.m. train yesterday for Newmarket, where he registered at the
Forsyth house and dined there. At dinner he appeared to be in his usual health. The hotel was
crowded and Mr. Wright was not observed in the afternoon. The following message received
in Toronto at 9 o’clock last night was the first intimation his relatives had of his death;
“Frank Wright of 101 King street west of Toronto who was engaged to sing at a concert
here to-night was found dead in his room at the Forsyth house at about 8:30 p.m. Coroner
Scott took possession of the body and gives it his opinion that he died from an overdose of
chloroform. An inquest will be held.”
Deceased was thirty years of age, and married about ten years ago a daughter of fireman
Ashfield. There are no children. He was the son of Mrs Wright, fruiterer, 101 King street west
and was a great favorite of all who knew him.
Several of the relatives of the deceased proceeded to Newmarket and B. Humphrey,
undertaker, has been instructed to bring the body to Toronto for interment.
LINDSAY (Tweed Ont.) Oct 9 - Snider station, about 30 miles north of here, was the scene
of a fire, attended by terrible results, about twelve o’clock last night. Only meagre details are
as yet obtainable but the following facts are established beyond doubt. The house burned was
that of Thomas Lindsay. Up till last night Mr. Lindsay’s family consisted of himself, wife and
eleven children but in last night’s disaster six of the children were burned to death. Those
who perished were two young, one aged 18 the other 20; twin babies, one year and a half old,
and two others whose description is not yet known. Besides the family the house was
occupied last night by Peter Laberge, of this place, his son, and another young man, all of
whom barely escaped with their lives. Mr. Laberge was sleeping upstairs, and on being
awakened by the fire jumped out of the window. Immediately after he struck the ground the
roof of the house fell in. He lost $75 in cash, a gold watch, besides clothing and blankets.
Friday, October 11
DAVERN (Brighton, Ont. ) Oct. 10 - Oliver Davern, an old man, a resident of this place, met
with an accident about 2 o’clock at the Grand Trunk Railway station which cost him his life.
Mr. Davern was assisting John Rankin, of Smithfield, putting a case of eggs on a train
standing on the siding. While Mr. Davern was under the cars the train started and he was
unable to get out. The wheels mangled his left leg in a fearful manner. Being 81 years of age,
the doctor said Mr. Davern could not stand the operation of having his leg amputated. He died
at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12
DONNELLY - At Uvaide, Texas, on the 6th of October, Charles H. Donnelly, M.D.
KENDALL - On the 11th inst., at the residence of her son, Joseph T. Kendall, 104 Hunter
street east, Rebecca Creech, relict of the late Joseph Kendall in the 86th year of her age.
SALLOWS (Guelph) Oct. 11 - A figure well known in Guelph for half a century, a man
esteemed and respected by all classes of the community, died at 10:30 Thursday evening, in
the person of William Sallows. For years Mr. Sallows’ health has been broken. He was a
sufferer from stomach and liver problems, and these diseases gradually undermined his
constitution. He had been a resident of Guelph for sixty years.
WASHBURN (Smith’s Falls, Ont.) Oct. 11 - Jeremiah Washburn, one of the oldest and most
respected residents of this place, was drowned to-day in Rideau lake. He had been up to his
summer cottage and was returning in his sailboat. The upturned boat was seen near the shore,
but the body has not yet been recovered.
PENGALLY (Walkerton) Oct. 11 - John Pengally, lot 28, concession A, Brant, was instantly
killed by being buried under a falling scaffold on which were piled three loads of oats.
MCDIARMID (Aylmer, Ont.) Oct. 11 - A distressing and fatal accident occurred here tonight
at 6:15, when J. B. McDiarmid, manager of the electric light plant, and proprietor of the hub
and spoke factory and stave works, lost his life by the breaking of a 30-inch wooden pulley on
a machine in the stave works. As far as can be learned Mr. McDiarmid and Mr. Goff, an
employee of the works, were fixing an old pulley on a new heading machine, and the pulley
worked satisfactorily. They put on the belt and started the machine. The two men were
standing ten or twelve feet in the rear of the machine, Mr. McDiarmid directly behind the
pulley and Mr. Goff about three to the side of him. The machine had only been running a few
minutes when, without any warning, one-half of the pulley flew backward, striking a large
iron wheel of the machine and breaking it, and afterwards striking Mr. McDiarmid on the left
side of the head, smashing it terribly. He was picked up and carried into the office, and Dr.
Sinclair summoned. Mr. Goff fortunately escaped uninjured, although considerably
frightened. Mr. McDiarmid was a well known and highly respected citizen.
Monday, October 14
ROBERTSON - On Sunday morning Oct.13th, Duncan Robertson, aged 50 years. Funeral
from his late residence, 37 Pearl st. south, on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances
will please accept this intimation.
WEBSTER - On the 12th inst., at the residence of her father, James F. Webster, on Wentworth
street north, Ethel, aged 19 years 3 months. The funeral will take place at 3:30 p.m. on
Tuesday the 15th inst.
DONNELLY (Gloucester, Ont.) Oct. 14 - In a duel last night on the street, Ex-Marshal
Donnelly was instantly killed by Marshal David C. Cooke, and the latter was mortally
wounded. An old feud existed between the men.
HIFFNOR (North Bay, Ont.) Oct. 12 - P. Hiffnor, a shantyman, said to have come from
Toronto, was accidentally killed near here on Saturday.
Tuesday, October 15
ROBERTSON - On Sunday morning Oct.13th, Duncan Robertson, aged 50 years. Funeral
from his late residence, 37 Pearl st. south, on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances
will please accept this intimation.
LITTLE - At her residence, Waterdown, on Tuesday ,Oct. 15, Elizabeth, relict of the late
Thos. Little, in her 79th year. Funeral on Friday the 18th at 2 o’clock p m. Friends and
acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WRIGHT (Toronto) Oct. 15 - “Frank Wright died from an overdose of chloroform
incautiously administered by himself.”
This was the verdict of the coroner’s jury at the adjourned inquest in Newmarket last night.
Dr. Campbell, who made the post-mortem, testified that the stomach showed acute
inflamation, indicative of some irritant, in his opinion deceased had inhaled chloroform, but
he did not think that the inhalation of that sedative would produce that condition, yet
chloroform taken inwardly might produce irritation of the stomach.
MACKIE (Sault St. Marie, Ont.) Oct. 14 - On Tuesday night a Finlander named Joseph
Mackie was shot and instantly killed at the east end of Portage road.
Matt Matson, one of the men who was with Mackie, was arrested by Constable McLean,
and four others were detained in custody as witnesses.
A coroner’s inquest was held , and the evidence showed that the trouble took place in a
dance house, nearly all the parties being drunk.
The jury returned this verdict: “That the deceased came to his death by a bullet fired from a
revolver in the hand of Matt Mackie, while fighting with Joe Mackie. Whether accidental or
not, from the evidence given we are unable to say.
LAMB (Galt) Oct. 14 - Robert Lamb, of Messrs. Caldwell & Lamb, proprietors of the central
hotel here, was drowned in Puslinch lake this afternoon while out duck shooting. Mr. Lamb
was an enthusiastic sportsman and a member of the Galt Gun club. Deceased was unmarried.
MARSHALL - The death is reported at Clayton, Ont., of Isaiah Marshall, aged 104 years. He
had the use of all his faculties almost to the close of his life.
STAFFORD (Brockville) Oct. 14 - William Stafford, aged 65, a Lancaster manufacturer, was
struck by a locomotive near that place yesterday and was killed. Almost every bone in his
body was broken.
COURIER (Parry Sound) Oct. 14 - Paul Courier, of Parry Harbour, a log roller at Argue
Bros.’ camp, Ferguson Township, was killed by a falling tree, which struck a skid he was
carrying, killing him instantly.
CARTER (Toronto) Oct. 14 - A telegram from Clearwater, Man., states that W.E.C. Carter,
son of William Carter, commissioned merchant, Huron Street, Toronto, was drowned on
Sunday evening in Rock lake, about ten miles from Clearwater. Carter and a companion were
out in a boat which foundered sixty yards from shore. Carter being unable to swim lost his life
His companion swam ashore and gave the alarm. The body has not yet been discovered.
Wednesday, October 16
LITTLE - At her residence, Waterdown, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, Elizabeth, relict of the late
Thos. Little, in her 79th year. Funeral on Friday, the 18th at 2 o’clock p.m. Friends and
acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
DIEGAL - Mrs. Robt, John and Mrs. A. Koch went to Waterloo to-day to attend the funeral
of Mrs. John’s brother-in-law, C. Diegal, who died there yesterday.
O’CONNOR - Patrick O’Connor, a well-known and respected young man whose parents live
at 171 Maria street, was fatally injured yesterday in a railway accident at Boston Mass. This
morning his parents received a telegram announcing his death. The body is being brought
home by two brothers who live in Boston and will reach the city to-morrow.
When in the city young O’Connor worked at the marble cutting business, leaving that to go
to Boston two years ago, and engaged with his two brothers in a book publishing business.
Though no explanation of the affair has been received , it is surmised that he was struck by a
train when going to work yesterday. morning. He was about 23 years of age and unmarried.
His father had been an employee of the city works department.
ROBERTSON - The funeral of the late Duncan Robertson took place this afternoon. It was
attended by members Acacia lodge 61, A.F. and A.M., G.R.C. and Minerva lodge 197, I.O.O.
F., the former lodge having charge of the funeral. The pall-bearers were W. Bros. H.S.
Wallace, W. W. Grenhill, Bros. W. H. Simpson, R. Mackie, John Lynn and J. Falconbridge.
Rev. J.G. Shearer conducted the services.
Among the floral offerings were beautiful designs from Acacia lodge, Minerva lodge and
the Stationary Engineers.
HARRINGTON (Toronto) Oct. 16 - About 2:15 this morning, Thomas Harrington, porter at
Sullivan’s hotel, at Bathurst and King streets, jumped from the window in the attic of the
hotel to the street pavement, 35 feet below. He alighted upon his head and hands, receiving
injuries from which there is little hopes that he will recover. Harrington who is about 45 years
of age, came to Canada about four years ago and has since been employed as a porter at
Sullivan’s hotel. He is a highly educated man, of a good family and formerly conducted a
large liquor establishment in London, England. Harrington has been drinking heavily for
TREGAWN (Toronto) Oct. 16 - Zephia Tregawn, an old man whose form had been familiar
in certain down town circles for years past, dropped dead yesterday afternoon in the drug
store of J. O. Wood, 135 Queen street west; heart failure, it is thought being the cause.
Shortly after 2 o’clock the old man staggered through Mr. Wood’s store into a back room
and after sitting down cried out: “Oh, God, what is the matter with me?” then fell over dead.
Dr. Macdonald was summoned, but his services proved of no avail. The body was removed
to 21 Farley avenue, where deceased has latterly resided with his wife.
Deceased about 20 years ago conducted the notorious Vineyard saloon and concert hall in
the Rossin house block. Under Tregawn and his partner, Mead, the house acquired such a
reputation that the police caused it to be closed. It is said that the deceased made a fortune at
the Vineyard, which he has since gambled away.
BUCHAN (Paris) Oct. 15 - The remains of William Buchan, who was burned to death here
last week, were identified and conveyed to Elora yesterday, in charge of his brother. The
deceased received a pension of considerable amount yearly.
GRAVES (London) Oct. 15 - A terrible fatality occurred at 6:30 o’clock this evening at the
Talbot street crossing of the Grand Trunk railway. Mrs. Mary Graves, aged 45 years, started
to cross the track as the Huron and Bruce train was approaching the station from the west,
though the gates were down and the engine whistle had blown. The crossing watchman saw
her and shouted , but the woman was stone deaf. Two men who were walking behind her
seized her by the shoulder to stop her, but she broke away from them, and was struck by the
engine. Her body was dragged some feet, and was crushed almost into pulp. Mrs Graves
leaves a husband and several children. An inquest will probably be held.
Thursday, October 17
O’CONNOR - At Newark N. J. on Oct. 15th , the third son of Daniel and Ellen O’Connor in
the 23rd year of his age. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from residence of parents, 171 Maria
street to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances
are invited to attend.
BOLES (Ingersoll, Ont.) Oct. 17 - John Boles, one of the oldest residents and prosperous
merchants of this town, died suddenly early this morning of heart failure. Deceased was 80
years of age came to Ingersoll in 1855. He leaves a widow, five sons and two daughters.
SPINKS (Windsor, Ont.) Oct. 16 - When the Twenty-first battalion was in camp at London in
June last Private Matthew Spinks sickened and died. His father is now circulating a petition in
Windsor, addressed to the minister of militia, setting forth that his son’s death was due to
exposure, that he has a large family, and that Matthew was its main support. He asks for
reasonable compensation. The petition has been signed by Captains Cheyne and Dewson,
Lieutenants Laing, Bartlet, Pouting and Gow, and a number of business and professional men.
Friday, October 18
ROBERTSON - At Ancaster village on 17th October, 1895, Robert Robertson, a native of
Renfrewshire, Scotland, in his 92d year. Funeral on Saturday, 19th inst. at 2 o’clock, from the
residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John McMurray to the Presbyterian Church burying ground,
Ancaster village. Friends will please accept this intimation.
O’CONNOR - At Newark N. J. on Oct. 15th, Patrick, the third son of Daniel and Ellen
O’Connor, in the 23rd year of his age. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from residence of parents,
17 Maria street, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and
acquaintances are invited to attend.
KING (Toronto) Oct. 18 - A dispatch has been received from Stokes’ bay to the effect that a
body, almost entirely denuded of clothing , and badly mutilated has been found on Loyal
island by Capt. John McKay, the lighthouse keeper. On one of the arms of the dead man the
name “J. King” is tattooed and it is believed that it is the body of James King of Oakville, one
of the crew of the ill-fated Africa. The body has been taken charge of by Capt. Silversides, of
the Severn, who has spared neither trouble nor expense in endeavoring to find the bodies of
the lost crew, and as soon as the corpse has been identified as that of King it will be shipped
to his relatives. It has been ascertained that one of the unknown deck-hands on the Africa,
was Richard Brennan of Sarnia who shipped out about a month ago, while the vessel was at
that town. He leaves a widow and three children. His brother James Brennan, has been
notified of melancholy fact.
GOULDEN (Ottawa) Oct. 17- Daniel Joseph Goulden, the 17-year-old Daniel H. Goulden, of
235 Sussex street, was drowned this morning down the Ottawa , near Kettle island, through
the upsetting of a canoe.
HARTLEY (Mono Road, Ont.) Oct. 17 - Old Mr. Hartley, of Bolton, 70 years old, was found
on the public highway about a mile east of here at noon yesterday. A horse pistol, recently
fired, lay at his side, telling the story. The shot entered his mouth, passing out through the top
of his head, blowing his brains forty feet away.
SHERRIDAN (Omemee, Ont.) Oct. 17 - Ex-Chief of Police John Sherridan died suddenly
here today. He was as well as usual, and was in his garden working, when he fell. A friend
saw him fall, and carried him into his house, where he died almost immediately.
Saturday, October 19
THORNER - At Buffalo N.Y., on Oct. 17th, 1895, Dr. William H. Thorner, aged 71 years.
Funeral takes place this afternoon at 4:08 o’clock from G.T R. Stuart street station.
PEEL - Charles Peel, the young man crushed beneath a falling wall at the Sawyer-Massey
works yesterday morning, died at the city hospital during the afternoon and Coroner White
ordered an inquest. The jurymen viewed the body and the scene of the accident and then
adjourned to meet at No. 3 police station on Monday evening.
There seems to be no accounting for the accident, as the wall was apparently firm and had
been standing all morning. It was also supported by a wooden brace at one end.
KYLE (Niagara Falls, Ont.) Oct 18 - William Kyle, the Toronto man who was arrested with
R.F. Sedgewick, the barrister, on the charge of attempted bribery here in town in the case of
Alderman Fenwick and a proposed bonding of the town for a new electric road, died this
afternoon after a two weeks’ illness at the Grand Central hotel. Ever since his arrest Mr. Kyle
has been prostrated. Nervous disorders and a cold weakened him and he was unable to rally
when the physicians attempted to pull him through. His sister, Miss Maggie Kyle, of Toronto
was with him at the last, arriving early this morning. His wife, Mrs. Kyle, is at Gore Bay Ont.
Mr. Kyle was about 45 years of age and of late years had been identified with electric road
interests. The remains will be taken to Toronto for interment.
FITKINS (St. Catharines, Ont.) Oct. 18 - A sad accident occurred at dock No. 2, old Welland
canal, this city, about 12:30 this afternoon. Orin W., aged seven years and eight months, son
of Orin L. Fitkins, after taken his father’s dinner to the Wellandvale Manufacturing co. where
he is employed, was returning by the float bridge, when he fell in and was drowned. It is
supposed the little fellow was walking on the railing, stubbed his foot and fell in. The body
was recovered about 5 p.m.
RAVIGNE (Toronto) Oct. 19 - A woman named Esther Ravigne, a domestic employed by
Robert Myles, Queen’s park, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon. She had been under
medical treatment for several days, but she was not supposed to be dangerously ill. She was
quite able to attend to her duties. About three o’clock another domestic found her lying dead
on the kitchen floor. She was about forty years of age.
BROWN (Tillsonburg, Ont.) Oct. 18 - The community was shocked today to hear that J.R.
Brown, one of the most high-esteemed and oldest citizens and businessmen of Tillsonburg,
had been found dead on his premises shortly after noon, and that death had been caused by his
own hand. A 32-caliber revolve beside the body and a wound in the left temple told its sad
tale. Mr. Brown had taken dinner as usual, and appeared in his usual health and spirits. On
returning to his grocery after dinner he had a moments conversation with a gentleman in the
store, and asking to be excused for a few moments, stepped outside to an outhouse at the rear
of the building. The fact that he did not return at once caused a search to be made about half
an hour after he went out. The body was lifeless when found. Financial difficulties are
supposed to have been the cause of the rash act, although it was generally supposed that the
business was in a prosperous condition. The unfortunate man was unmarried, and about 50
years of age.
Monday, October 21
OLIVER - At Duluth, Minnesota, on Oct. 19th, Kenneth Oliver, formerly of this city, second
son of the late William and Isabella Oliver, aged 48 years.
Kenneth Oliver, formerly a resident of this city and well-known to many friends here, died
at Duluth on Saturday. Mr. Oliver was the son of the late William and Isabella Oliver of this
city. For some time he managed the Turkish baths on James street. He left Hamilton several
years ago for Toronto, where he remained a couple of years, going thence to the States.
MULHOLLAND - At the residence of his cousin Wm. Mulholland, 448 King William street,
on Sunday, Oct. 20th, Wm. H. Mulholland aged 33 years. Funeral Wednesday Oct. 23, at 3:30
p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ZIMMERMAN - “Jake” Zimmerman, a well-known young man in the city, died last evening
at St. Joseph’s hospital. He had for some time been traveling for S.S. Ryckman, but a
complication of diseases compelled him to quit work about three weeks ago. Today his body
was shipped to Winona where his relatives reside.
PEEL - The funeral of Charles Peel, the young man killed by a falling wall on Friday last, was
held yesterday afternoon. It was conducted under the auspices of the Sons of England Naval
brigade and the pall-bearers were W.J.R. Harris, lieutenant in command; E. Taylor, W.H.
Sones, R. Trimm, G. Tetlow, and J. Hodson. Rev. J.H. Long conducted the funeral service
and Ald. Hannaford, P.P.D., R. Hannaford and E. Buscombe, officers of the order, were
HYMES (Toronto) Oct. 21 - Albert Hymes, aged 21, a deckhand, employed on the sand scow
Ella G., at Detroit, was drowned about 11o’clock Friday night while attempting to board the
boat, which was lying in a slip between Riopelle and Orleans streets. Harbormaster McRea
recovered the body yesterday morning and it was turned over to Coroner Bettinger. The
deceased was unmarried and made his home in Toledo. He has a mother residing in Brighton,
England, and a brother living in this city.
ROBINSON - An old man named James Robinson was found dead in a gravel pit between
Sutton and Roach’s point. An inquest will be held.
BENNETT - Thomas Bennett, a highly-respected farmer of the township of Oxford, died very
suddenly of heart disease in Woodstock on Saturday. He was 68 years of age.
HETHERINGTON (Toronto) Oct. 21- Thomas Hetherington, the Englishman who threw
himself out of an upper window at Sullivan’s hotel, died from his injuries at St. Michael’s
hospital last night. Coroner Johnson issued a warrant, and will hold an inquest this evening.
Tuesday, October 22
WHITMORE - In this city, on October 22nd, at her daughter’s residence 48 West ave. north,
Mrs. Maria E. Whitmore, relict of the late John Whitmore, aged 67 years. Funeral private.
Mrs. Mary E. Whitmore died yesterday at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Pollington
48 West avenue north. She was a native of Grimsby township, Lincoln, and the widow of
John Whitmore, farmer, but had lived in this city for 20 years. Her age was 67. She was a
kindly old lady and will be much missed by all who knew her.
BOWEN - At his late residence, No. 211 King street east, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1895, Elijah
H. Bowen, late of Stony Creek, aged 56 years. Notice of funeral later.
HARVEY (Buffalo) Oct. 22 - George Harvey of Chicago, who came here five weeks ago to
work as scaffolding foreman for the Guaranty Building Company, was killed this morning by
falling from the seventh floor of the new Guaranty building to the cellar. His skull was
fractured and his body terribly mangled. Harvey was born in Ottawa, Ont., and was 45 years
MCCONNEL (Lanark, Ont.) - The Rev. J. A. McConnel, Presbyterian minister at Watson’s
Corners, dropped dead of neuralgia of the heart on Saturday evening while sitting at tea.
JAMISON (Midland, Ont.) Oct. 21 - While the steamer J.D. Ketchum was unloading corn at
the elevator here George Jamison, aged 18, while attempting to pass under the rope used on
the steam shovels, was caught by the ropes and instantly killed.
CALLAGHAN (Barrie) Oct. 21 - Dr. R.A. Callaghan died very suddenly in his office here
this afternoon. Until two years ago he resided in Thornton and was one of the leading
physicians in the county.
FONGER (St. George) - Herbert Fonger died last Tuesday and was buried in the Methodist
cemetery on Thursday. He had been ill with a complication of diseases for a year. Rev. D.M.
Mihell conducted the services at the house and cemetery.
COWELL (Tapleytown) - Mrs. Wm. Cowell of Tweedside, three miles east of this place was
buried on Friday last.
YOUNG (St. Thomas, Ont.) Oct. 21 - The wife of Joseph Young, farmer, near Port Stanley,
fell through an open trapdoor into the cellar on Sunday night, fracturing her skull. She died
this morning without regaining consciousness.
WHITE (Mountsberg) An infant child of Jas. White jr. was buried last week.
BENNETT (Woodstock) Oct. 21 - Thomas Bennett of Trimble’s Corners was seized with a
choking fit while dining at Bailiff Virtue’s house and died shortly afterwards of heart disease.
He leaves a wife and ten children.
ZIMMERMAN (Beamsville) - The sympathy of this community is extended to Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Zimmerman in the death of their only son “Jake” as his friends familiarly called him.
The young man was widely known as an agent and commercial traveler all over the country
and wherever known his genial and friendly disposition made him a general favorite. At the
time of his death he was traveling for S.S. Ryckman of Hamilton. It was known here for
some time that he was suffering from typhoid fever, but it was thought that he was getting
better and the arrival of his body here was a shock. His parents are almost broken hearted, and
his mother cannot be consoled over the loss of her boy.
Wednesday, October 23
BOWEN - At his late residence, No. 211 King street east, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1895, Elijah
H. Bowen, late of Stony Creek, aged 56 years. Funeral 4 p.m. Friday. Friends will please
accept this intimation.
DURDAN - In this city on Tuesday Oct. 22, William Durdan in the 60th year of his age.
Funeral notice later.
One of the oldest G.T.R. employes in the city was William Durdan, 269 John street north,
who died unexpectedly last night. He had been in the employ of the company for about forty
years. For years he was engineer on one of the trains running between here and Toronto. He
worked until Monday last when he complained of being ill. Last night he went to consult Dr.
Cummings about his trouble. He seemed to be in fairly good health when he returned home.
The deceased retired to his bedroom about eleven o’clock. When he was sitting in a chair he
fell over on the floor, and died before medical help could be summoned . Heart disease was
the cause of death.
The deceased was born in England and had lived in Hamilton for many years. He leaves a
wife, three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Durdan is in delicate health.
TURK - The second fatal accident to occur during the construction of the Hunter street tunnel
happened this morning. The scene of the accident was at the corner of Hess and Hunter
streets, where the earth is being removed by a steam derrick. William Turk, whose duty was
to hook the bucket to the chain, got crushed between a bucket which was being filled and an
empty bucket which was being lowered into the cutting. He was severely crushed about the
The unfortunate man was removed to the hospital in the ambulance. He died almost
immediately after he was carried into the hospital. Death resulted from internal injuries. The
deceased was about 66 years of age, and was not able to stand the shock. He lived at 407 Bay
street north, and had a wife and several children.
PRINCIPAL (Toronto) Oct. 23 - James Principal died at Mimico Monday, his death being the
result of a gun-shot wound received while camping with a party of friends at Laggan’s Rock,
Young Principal had loaded his gun in the tent, intending to go out for snipe. While rising to
reach for his cartridge bag he asked a companion named Waltman to hold the weapon.
Waltman had just come into camp and did not see Principal load the gun. While holding the
gun he made a remark about the weight of the pull of the trigger as compared with his own
gun The next instant there was a report and Principal fell unconscious.
He was brought to his home at Mimico, where he lingered several days with a portion of the
charge in his left lung. Several medical men examined the unfortunate young man but could
do nothing to save his life.
KOCH - (Edited) Anton Koch was dead today at the city hospital, the victim of his love for
his children. In a fire at his hotel on Stuart street last night he re-entered the smoke-filled
building in search of his little ones and before he could get out he was overcome by the dense
smoke and dropped down on the floor to die. The sight that met the gaze of the firemen in the
upper story as they searched the rooms for the missing ones was sickening and heartrending.
There on the hall floor near the head of the stairs lay Anton Koch, the father, three of his
children, and a servant woman. Down at the foot of the stairs, the cruel flames were licking
their way upward as if reaching for the helpless ones above, and with the greatest difficulty
the fire fighters and in this case life savers carried the unconscious ones to the front windows
and down the ladders, they themselves being half blinded and choked by the heat and smoke.
At about 11:58 last evening a telephone alarm from the Grand Trunk station took the
firemen to the corner of Stuart and Bay streets, where it was reported the Queen’s hotel, run
by Anton Koch, was on fire. The alarm was promptly responded to and in a very few minutes
all the brigade, excepting the Victoria avenue detachment was on the spot.. To get at the
starting point Chief Aitcheson sent a detail of men to the basement where a pile of old
shingles was burning. The fire seemed to have started from that point but where it was
travelling to through the hollow walls, it was hard to say. In a very few minutes after the
firemen arrived it burst out in the rear of the billiard room and at the foot of the hall stairs
leading to the second story. Here it went with a rush and roar that for a few minutes seemed to
defy all attempts to extinguishing. But firemen rushed at it and with two streams playing one
from outside and one inside the conquest was rapid, hissing steam and blinding smoke taking
the place of the hungry flames.
When Chief Aitchison first reached the scene of the fire he asked if everyone had escaped
from the building and was told that they had. Taking this for granted he started in to stop the
fire but had been superintending the work for only a few minutes when the cry was raised in
the street that Koch’s children were still in their room and that the proprietor himself was
missing. The alarm was given by one of the servant girls, named Jane Noon, and she located
the children’s bedroom at the front of the house for the firemen. Three firemen made the
awful discovery in the hallway. Groping their way down the upper hall to the head of the
stairs at the foot of which the flames were bursting forth, they saw in their dim lantern light,
five bodies on the floor in nude and semi-nude conditions. Around Anton Koch, the
proprietor, Mrs. T. Andrews, a friend of Mrs. Koch, who had been visiting at the hotel;
Bernie, a four-year-old son; Toni, a six-year-old son and Hattie, a ten-year-old daughter. They
were one by one carried out on the verandah roof and down the ladders to the street. It was at
first thought that Anton Koch was alive but Dr. Balfe the family physician worked for nearly
an hour but gave up and pronounced Anton Koch a dead man.
THOMPSON - At 269 Bay st. south, on Tuesday Oct. 22, 1895, Isabella, wife of D.S.
Thompson. Funeral from her late residence, on Thursday at 3.30 p.m.
Mrs. Thompson, wife of David Thompson, wholesale jeweller died last night.
YOUNG - Mrs. Joseph Young, Port Stanley, was killed by falling through a trap door in her
Thursday, October 24
DURDAN - In this city, Oct. 22nd, William, beloved husband of Isabella Durdan in the 60th
year of his age. Funeral from Christ church cathedral Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends
and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
KOCH - In this city Oct. 23, Antoine Koch, aged 42 years, a native of Prussia, Germany.
Funeral from Dwyers undertaking establishment, James st. north to-morrow at 8:45 a.m. to St.
Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please
accept this intimation.
TURK - On Oct. 23, William Turk, aged 63 years. Funeral from his son’s residence, 50
Macaulay st. west on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this
LAIDLAW - At Elm Grove near Georgetown on Thursday morning October 24th, Rev. E.J.
Laidlaw, L.L.D., aged 56 years. Funeral services in St. Paul’s Church on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Burial at Georgetown. Members of the congregation and presbytery Ministerial association
will be provided with tickets for special train at King street station.
The death of Rev. Dr. Laidlaw will be learned with deep regret in Hamilton - not only by
members of St. Paul’s church, not only by the Presbyterians of the city, but by all of every
religious denomination, who knew this good man. A ripe scholar, a public-spirited citizen, a
faithful pastor, an eloquent and honest preacher, he performed the various public and social
duties of life, and those of his high calling as one who realized his responsibilities to God and
his fellow men. Those who were the most intimate with him speak most highly of his
character in the private relations of life. His long illness prepared his friends for his death; but
he will be missed and mourned.
The deceased leaves a daughter and two young sons.
The body will be brought here at eleven o’clock on Saturday and placed in the church where
a service will be held at one o’clock lasting about an hour.
KOCH - Today, Antony, eldest son of the late Antony and Catharine Koch, aged 8 years.
Also Bernie Koch, aged 4 years. Funeral to-morrow (same hour as father’s).
The awful results from Tuesday night’s fire at the Queen’s hotel, Stuart are accumulating.
This afternoon at St. Joseph’s hospital in spite of the care and attention bestowed by the
doctors, the two little boys, Bernie and Tony Koch gave up the struggle for life and their
worn-out little bodies are now at rest in death. The smoke had done its destroying work in the
lining of the lungs too well and that combined with exposure and exhaustion made their
recovery impossible. Mrs. Koch left the hospital this morning before the children died and is
stopping with Mrs. John, a particular friend. She has been told of their death and no word can
express her grief.
Hattie the daughter is in a most critical condition and her recovery is not now looked for by
the doctors. Mrs. Andrew too has not improved as it was hoped she would and fear is now
entertained for her recovery.
The funeral of Anton, the father, will take place to-morrow from Dwyer’s undertaking
establishment at 8.45. The German Benevolent society will be in charge of the arrangements.
From St. Mary’s cathedral the body will be interred in Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
PFENNIE - An ancient German named Frederick Pfennie, died at St. Peter’s home yesterday
from paralysis. He is supposed to have been 98 years of age.
KERR (Brantford) Oct. 23 - A most distressing burning fatality occurred on Monday night at
the residence of Charles Culham, Greenwich street by which Annie Kerr, aged four years,
daughter of John Kerr, of the Cockshutt Plow works was so badly burned by playing with fire
that she died in hospital at 11 o’clock last night. Annie, with three other girls, was playing in
Mr. Culham’s back yard, when one of them suggested building a fire. This was done, when a
spark settled on Annie’s dress, but was not discovered until shortly after, when the children
noticed her clothes burning and cried out “Fire” Mrs. Culham and her sister ran to the rescue
but could not succeed in extinguishing the burning clothes until the poor child was fatally
MORRISON (Brantford) Oct. 23 - J.H. Morrison, of the Mohawk institution teaching staff,
formerly writing master of the Central school here, died last night at the institute after a brief
illness, from typhoid fever. Deceased was 29 years of age and had only been married for three
months. He came to this city from near Georgetown.
SLINGSBY (Brantford) Oct. 23 - J. Slingsby, manager of the Slingsby mill, died this
afternoon from nervous prostration. He was very highly regarded.
BARNES (Port Colborne, Ont.) Oct. 23 - Melinda Barnes, of Buffalo, about 40 years of age,
visiting her sister, Mrs. Kreiger here, was killed by a car this afternoon while attempting to
pass through with two pails of water.
WHITTMORE (Fulton) - Mrs. John Whittmore of Hamilton, was interred in the cemetery
here on Wednesday last.
MILNE - George A. Milne, cashier of the Williams Sewing Machine company, died this
morning. Mr. Milne was only 33 years old and of exceptionally robust physique. He was
about his business no longer ago than Friday last, but acute pneumonia brought him to his
death in the short space of four days.
DONNELLY (Peterboro) Oct. 23 - John Donnelly, an old resident of Smith, was moving a
chair to sit down and thought he had it in a safe position when he sat down, but he fell to the
floor and never rose alive. He was 86 years of age.
JOHNSON (Cornwall) Oct. 23 - The section men when going over the line on Sunday
morning found the body of a man in a badly mutilated condition on the Grand Trunk railway
track, about a mile west of here. The body was literally cut to pieces. The unfortunate man
who was about 40 years of age was evidently a Finlander, as a Russian passport, a Russian
copy of the scriptures and contract of passage from Guttenburg to Sault Ste. Marie was found
in his pockets, along with several letters and papers, which went to show that his name was
SWITCHER - This afternoon Mrs. Switcher, of Streetsville, with Mrs. W.J. Patterson, of
Glanford, and another lady were driving down the Smith mountain road on their way to
Winona station, when the horse ran away and threw them out. Mrs. Switcher was fatally
injured and died almost immediately after. The other two ladies escaped. Mrs. Switcher had
been visiting Mrs. Patterson and was returning home.
HIND (Caledonia, Ont.) Oct. 23 - The death took place here today of Daniel T. Hind,
liveryman, one of the most prominent and respected citizens of this place, and one of the best
know men in Haldimand county. Deceased was in his 54th year, and came here a few years
ago from Jarvis, at which place him remains will be buried on Friday. Mr. Hind was a staunch
Reformer in politics, a member of the I.O.F., A.F. and A.M., and A.O.U.W., being insured in
the latter for $2,000. He was unmarried.
BRUSSEAU (Tilbury, Ont.) Oct. 23 - The twelve year-old son of Peter Brusseau, jr., a farmer
of Tilbury East, a short distance from here, was killed this afternoon and his body terribly
mangled. He was dragged a considerable distance by a horse which he was leading to the
house by a rope tied around its neck and attached to his wrist. The horse was frightened by a
Friday, October 25
LAIDLAW - At Elm Grove, near Georgetown, on Thursday morning, October 24th, Rev. E.J.
Laidlaw L.L,D.,. aged 56 years. Funeral services to St. Paul’s church on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Burial at Georgetown. Members of the congregation and presbytery and Ministerial
Association will be provided with tickets for special train at King street station.
ROBERTS - On Thursday 24th October, 1895, Sarah Roberts, eldest daughter of the late Capt.
John Roberts and sister of William Roberts of Canadian Bank of Commerce. Funeral private.
BENT - At his residence in Burlington, Oct. 25, J.C. Bent in his 87th year.
PIRIE - At Dundas, on the 24th of October, Jane Pirie of Toronto, relict of the late George
Pirie of Guelph, aged 70 years and 2 months. Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock to
Grove cemetery, Dundas.
Mrs. Jane Pirie of 142 Mutual street, Toronto, died yesterday while on a visit to her son at
Dundas. The dead lady was in her 71st year and the widow of the late George Pirie, of Guelph.
She was the mother of Alex Pirie, editor of the Dundas Banner and for many years connected
with the press of Toronto, as well as Charles Pirie, another well-known journalist.
KOCH - The bodies of Anton Koch, his two little sons, Bernie and Tony, and his 10-year-old
daughter Hattie are now resting beneath the sod in Holy Sepulchre cemetery, across the bay.
Yesterday all the arrangements were made for the interment of the father and two boys and
about 6 o’clock this morning it was found necessary to prepare for another grave, for Hattie
the daughter, gave up the struggle at that hour and her body was brought from St. Joseph’s
hospital to the undertaker’s rooms. From the undertaker’s the bodies taken to St. Mary’s
cathedral in their coffins and there the funeral service of the church was conducted.
Rev. Father Hauck conducted the service at the cathedral assisted by Rev. Fathers Mahoney
and McEvay. Three hearses were used to convey the bodies from the church to the cemetery
and the attendance of friends was very large.
An examination of the lungs of one of the dead children showed that they had been badly
burned by the hot smoke so much so that recovery was almost an impossibility. It was feared
that pneumonia would cause death but there was no sign of it in the postmortem.
LAIVSOH (Windsor) Oct. 24- Mrs. Lizzie Laivsoh, aged 20, of Pike Creek, was found dead
in bed yesterday morning. She had retired in usual good health and it is supposed she was
accidentally smothered by the bedclothes.
COOK (La Relet, Ont.) Oct. 24 - John Cook, 74 years of age, severed an artery in his foot
while chopping in the bush. He succeeded in reaching his house but died in two hours.
Saturday, October 26
HARRIS - At St. Joseph’s hospital Oct. 25th, James Harris. Funeral from his late residence,
306 Victoria avenue north, Sunday, 2.30, leave house at 3 p.m.
BENT - At his residence in Burlington, Oct. 25, J.C. Bent, in his 87th year. Funeral on
Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 o’clock a.m.
HELD - On Friday Oct 25th, at 163 Caroline st. north, Maud Held, aged 20 years. Funeral
from her parents’ residence on Sunday 27th, at 3:30 p.m.
Death in a most unexpected manner came to Miss Maud Held yesterday afternoon at her
parents’ home, Caroline street north. Miss Held who is 20 years of age, had been with her
mother shopping most of the afternoon and shortly before 5 o’clock they returned home. The
young woman who had been troubled with dyspepsia for some time complained of feeling
hungry and ate some lunch, going at once to her room suffering from pain in the pit of her
stomach. Previously she had purchased some chloroform to ease the pain and saturating her
handkerchief with the liquid lay down on her bed face downward, with the handkerchief to
her nose. About 6 o’clock her mother called her for tea and was horrified upon entering the
bedroom to find her apparently dead.
Dr. Philp was called but before he arrived she was lifeless, having been smothered. The
chloroform had caused sickness of the stomach and retching and lying as she was and face
downward and in a stupified condition she was choked to death.
Dr. Philp consulted Crown Attorney Crerar regarding an inquest and it was decided that one
was not necessary. There was no reason to think that Miss Held purposely took her own life
as she was a girl of bright spirits. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon from her
YOUNG - In this city on Friday Oct. 25, at the residence of his father, 124 King William
street. Frank H. Young, in the 43rd year of his age. Funeral from the above address on Sunday
Oct.27, at 1:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
PIRIE (Dundas) Oct. 25 - Mrs. Pirie of Toronto, came to Dundas a few days ago to spend
some time with her son, A.F. Pirie, editor of the Banner. She took sick almost immediately on
arriving and died on Thursday evening. The funeral at the Grove cemetery to-day at 2 o’clock
was largely attended.
MADILL (Toronto) Oct. 26 - Word was received in the city last night of the death of Frank
Madill, M.P. for North Ontario. Mr. Madill had been ailing for some time past, but only
within the last past days did his condition become serious. On Monday he had a stroke of
paralysis and on Tuesday lapsed into an unconscious condition, from which he never rallied.
MCCLURE (Chatsworth) Oct. 25 - David McClure of Williamsford and Robert McClure of
this place, died within two days of each other. David was 73, Robert 67. They came from Ayr,
Scotland in 1854 having been neighbors ever since and each leaves a widow and nine
HURD (Caledonia) - D.T. Hurd died at noon on Wednesday. The funeral took place on Friday
from his mother’s residence in Jarvis, to the Garnet burying ground, and was very largely
attended, quite a number from here being present. The last sad rites were looked after by the
Masons, of which order Mr. Hurd was a member. Among the numerous flora tributes was a
wreath from the little girls of this village, among whom “Uncle Dan,” as he was generally
called by them, was a great favourite. Deceased was a bachelor in his 56th year and respected
by all who knew him.
WESTWOOD (St. George) - Thos. Westwood, an old resident in this vicinity for many years,
died at Guelph last Monday. The remains were brought here on Wednesday for interment in
the Methodist cemetery.
CLINTON (St. George) - Ruby May, infant daughter of Delmar Clinton, died on Tuesday
morning. She was buried at the Methodist cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
Monday, October 28
SHUFFLEBOTHAM - In Kingston on Saturday Oct. 26, Caroline Russell, beloved wife of
Waler F. Shufflebotham, of Kingston aged 37 years. Funeral will take place from her sister’s
residence, 67 Locke street north on Tuesday at 9 a.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to Holy
Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
GREY (Toronto) Oct. 28 - At eleven o’clock Saturday evening Dr. A.O. Hastings, Selby and
Hastings street, was called to 18 Darling avenue, where he found the infant child of Hamilton
Grey lying dead on the floor besides its mother.
Grey told him that the child was dead when he left the house, but it would be necessary for
a medical man to see it. The explanation of the child’s death as given by the parents was
that an overdose of paregoric had been administered.
The appearance of the body indicated death by smothering. It is thought that the mother
went to sleep with the child in her arms and rolling over smothered it. The husband was
absent from the house when the child died.
Dr. Hastings notified Coroner Orr who issued a warrant for an inquest to be held this
evening. Dr. Hastings will make a post-mortem this fore-noon.
KAVANAUGH (Morrisburg, Ont.) Oct. 27 - The remains of the unfortunate Ann Kavanaugh,
of Cardinal, who, it is alleged, was the victim of a criminal operation performed in Buffalo a
few days ago, were brought here Saturday for interment, accompanied by Mr. Kavanaugh, the
deceased girl’s uncle, and J.W. Lacey, both of Cardinal.
MARCOMBE (Arva, Ont) Oct. 27 - Saturday evening John Marcombe, of Masonville, was
found dead in the mow of his barn by one of his neighbours, who was helping him to draw in
corn stalks. Mr. Marcombe went to open the barn door and prepare for the load coming and
when it arrived he was found lying on his face dead.
DILWORTH (Toronto) Oct. 28 - Mrs. Dilworth, who lives at 264 St. Patrick street,
accidentally killed herself yesterday morning by taking a dose of carbolic acid in mistake for
cough mixture. It appears that Mrs. Dilworth was suffering from a bad cold, for which she
was taking drugs. She was a widow, and lived with here brother-in-law, Mr. O’Hearn.
Yesterday morning she went to her room about 10 o’clock to take some cough mixture. She
immediately ran out, stating that she had taken carbolic acid by mistake. Dr. Parry, of
Bathurst street, was sent for, but he arrived too late, as the poison had done its work, and the
woman died in agony. Coroner Johnson was notified and he decided to hold an inquest today.
Tuesday, October 29
ASTLE - Suddenly in Chicago, Samuel Astle, aged 18 years and 2 months, youngest son of
Samuel and Ellen Astle, 32 Railway st. Funeral notice later.
BENT - The funeral of the late J. C. Bent, of Burlington, took place yesterday morning from
the family residence to the Baptist church, where service was conducted by Rev. J. Yorston,
former pastor of the church assisted by Rev. Messrs. Kennell and Abrahams. The body was
interred in the English church cemetery. Mr. Bent was one of the oldest residents of
Burlington and a former deacon of the James street Baptist church here. He was 87 years of
NEIL - The dwelling of Francis John Neil, of Lucan, was burned this morning. Mrs. Neil
perished in the flames and Mr. Neil was badly burned.
BECK (Toronto) Oct. 29 - Coroner Orr has issued a warrant for an inquest into the cause of
the death of Percy Beck, the six-year-old son of Thomas Beck, 134 Amelia street. The child
died rather unexpectedly yesterday morning, and Dr. Orr was called by the parents, who
asked for a burial certificate, but as inquiry showed the deceased had been under treatment by
the Christian Scientists, he issued the warrant instead.
Last evening, Mrs. Beck said the child had been complaining for about ten days with a cold,
“I am surprised at the doctor’s action,” said Mrs. Beck, “as everything that could be done for
the child was done.” No doctor had been called and no medication had been given.
A lady pupil of Rev. Isabella Stewart, a Christian Scientist, treated the child and was
present when death came.
DEWITT (Kingston) Oct. 29 - Ira Dewitt died in the general hospital on Saturday. He was the
son of John Dewitt, Wilton, who came to Kingston to take the remains of his sister home for
burial and was detained, having typhoid symptoms. He is the third of the family to die, his
mother and sister preceding him. Another brother in the hospital is very low and his recovery
is not expected. The father, also attacked, has recovered, and can walk about the hospital.
GRAY (Toronto) Oct. 29 - The jury empanelled by Coroner Orr to inquire into the
circumstances surrounding the death of the five months old child of H. Gray, Darling avenue,
brought in a verdict to the effect that the child had been smothered while being clasped too
close to its mother, when both were asleep.
Wednesday, October 30
ASTLE - Suddenly in Chicago, on October 28, Samuel Astle, aged 18 years and 2 months,
youngest son of Samuel and Ellen Astle, 32 Railway st. Funeral from the house at 8:30 a.m.,
Thursday, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and
acquaintances cordially invited. May his soul rest in peace.
Samuel Astle, son of Samuel Astle, 32 Railway street, in this city, died in Chicago on
Monday of inflamation of the bowels. He had been in Chicago for five months working for an
electrical machine company. The body was brought here to-day and the funeral will take
HENRY- At the residence of her son-in-law F.H. Hooper, No. 91 Jackson st. west, on
Wednesday Oct. 30, Leah A. Henry, relict of the late Dr. Walter Henry, Inspector General of
Hospitals of the British Arms and sister of the late Dean Geddes of Christ Church Cathedral,
aged 86 years. Funeral private.
DAVIS (Lucan Ont.) Oct. 29 - At 4 o’clock this morning, the dwelling of Francis John Davis,
seven miles from here, in the township of Osborne, was burned to the ground. Mrs. Davis
perished in the flames and Mr. Davis was badly burned on the hands and arms.
The fire originated in the kitchen from some unknown cause and the entire house was
aflame inside before Mr. and Mrs. Davis, who were sleeping upstairs, were awakened.
Mr. Davis managed to find his way downstairs badly burned. Not finding his wife, whom he
supposed had followed him down stairs, he made desperate attempts to save her, but being
alone could do nothing. This morning her charred remains were found.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married last spring. She was a Miss Crearey and both were
residents of Osborne.
MORDEN (Millgrove) - Died in London, Ont., aged 84 years, Mrs. Morden, relict of the late
Samuel Morden, one of the oldest settlers of East Flamboro. Her father, Mr. Baker, settled in
this township in the year 1808 on lot 13, concession 4, 200 acres. He had a family of twelve -
six boys and six girls. There are only two living now - Jacob Baker of Millgrove and Mrs.
William Morden of East Flamboro.
Thursday, October 31
SAUNDERS - W. C. Saunders, city agent for the Sleeman brewery, died suddenly at his
residence, 271 Gerrard street east, yesterday. Some days ago he scratched the palm of his
hand and from this blood poisoning set in, resulting fatally. Mr. Saunders had been connected
with the Sleeman firm for fifteen years - Toronto World. Mr. Saunders has many friends in
Hamilton. He used to keep the Terrapin saloon, King street west.
KEAYES - The sudden and peculiar death of Florence Keayes, the 15-month-old daughter of
Joseph Keayes, 88 Birge street, will be the subject of a coroner’s inquest this afternoon. The
child died about 10:30 this morning in convulsions, both parents being away from home at the
time. Mrs. Keayes is employed at the Screw works near by, and the father is a teamster for
Heming & Garrett. A little girl had been left in charge of the child at the house, and she says
that when she went to feed it, it went into convulsions. Neighbour women were called in, but
before they arrived it was dead. P.C. English was notified and Coroner Woolverton ordered
SAYERS (Niagara Falls Ont.) Oct. 30 - Dr. Alexander Sayers, a well-know physician of this
town, died on Monday evening at the Waverly hotel from heart failure. Dr. Sayers was sitting
in his chair talking when he suddenly his head fell forward. Aid was immediately summoned,
but he died almost immediately. Dr. Sayers was 56 years of age, and was born in Hastings
WHITE (Clarksburg, Ont.) Oct. 30 - T.B. White died very suddenly last evening at a public
Friday, November 1
ALANSON - At Galt, Oct. 30th, Rose Alanson, daughter of the late John Alanson. Funeral
TAIT - Suddenly at the residence of M.F. Jones, mountain brow, on Thursday, Oct. 31, Eva
Tait, age 17 years and 9 months. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends will please accept this
Miss Eva Tait, a young girl, died last night at the residence of M.F. Jones, on the mountain.
She had been ill for only a few days. Abscess of the brain was the cause of death.
VILA - In this city, on November 1, Mrs. Ann Vila, a native of Leicester, England, in the 82nd
year of her age. Funeral from her son’s residence, 411 Bay st. north on Saturday afternoon at
3:30 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WEBBER - In this city on Oct. 31, 1895, Maria Webber, relict of the late Thomas Webber, of
Glanford, in her 84th year. Funeral on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. from the residence of her son-inlaw
Jasper Hill, 177 Cannon st. east. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this
KEYES - The jury in the inquest on the death of the child Florence Keyes met yesterday
afternoon and viewed the body, after which the inquest was adjourned until three o’clock this
afternoon at the city hospital.
NICHOLSON (Cornwall, Ont.) Oct. 31 - Frank J. Nicholson, a well-known baker of
Cornwall, was accidentally killed by his companion, H. Yates, merchant, of this place, while
on a duck hunting expedition on Lake St. Francis. This morning between ten and eleven
o’clock they were about four miles south of Lancaster, and were moving from one blind to
another, when a couple of ducks flew towards him. Mr. Nicholson was rowing and Mr. Yates
was standing up, endeavouring to get a shot at the ducks. He thinks that lurching of the boat,
there being heavy swell at the time, caused the gun to go off when Mr. Nicholson was in line
Deceased was about 35 years of age.
Saturday, November 2
FAIRBANK - In this city on Nov. 1, Laura Lawrence, widow of the late Henry Fairbank, a
native of London, England, aged 65 years. Funeral from her late residence, 1030 York st. on
Sunday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ANDREWS - Mrs. Andrews died at St. Joseph’s hospital at 4 o’clock this morning. This
makes the fifth victim of the fire at the Queen’s hotel. A few days ago Mrs. Andrews took a
turn for the better, and it was hoped that she would recover but on Thursday she became
worse and finally sank until the last spark of life went out. While at times she was semiconscious
she was unable to speak from the time she was carried out of the burning building.
The deceased was the wife of Thos. Andrews. She leaves three children, all girls, aged ten,
seven and two years. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from the residence of the
deceased’s mother, Mrs. Miller, Wellington street north.
BARBER (Madoc, Ont.) Nov. 1 - Allan and James Bronson are in custody here on the charge
of having caused the death of one Harry Barber of the township of Rawdon on Sept. 28 last.
The trouble was caused during a frolic at a husking bee in Rawdon township. Barber died on
Monday, November 4
PEARSON - In this city on Nov. 3rd Jane Pearson, beloved wife of Charles Pearson, a native
of Blaydon of the County of Durham, England. Funeral from the family residence, 132 Wood
st. east, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice. No
GRAHAM - In this city on Nov. 3rd, Joseph Graham, aged 65 years and 6 months. Funeral
from his late residence, 67 Wellington st. north on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock to
Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BECK (Toronto) Nov. 4 - Mrs. Beer, the practitioner of Christian science methods of healing,
who was in attendance of the boy, Percy Robert Beck, when he died and for whom a warrant
was issued by Crown Attorney Curry, the day after the inquest, delivered herself up to the
authorities on Saturday and was placed under arrest on a charge of manslaughter. She was
admitted to bail in $4,000, Messrs. Paul and Perry being her sureties.
BRIDEN - Rev. W. Briden, late pastor of the Princess street Methodist church, Kingston, died
on Saturday, aged 68.
BUCK (Woodstock, Ont.) Nov. 3 - William Buck, 14 years of age, son of Henry Buck,
farmer, of Gobles, was kicked yesterday morning by one of his father’s horses, from the
effects of which he died last night.
Tuesday, November 5
COLLINS - At Bloomfield, N. J. on Nov. 3rd, suddenly, W. F. Collins Esq., eldest son of the
late R.B. Collins, of Toronto. Funeral private. Whitby and Guelph papers please copy.
PARNELL - In this city on the 5th inst. George Parnell, aged 80 years, native of county of
Wicklow, Ireland. Funeral to-morrow at 3 p.m. from 206 John street south, cor. of Young st.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
George Parnell, an old resident of Hamilton, died at 206 John street south last evening at the
advanced age of 80 years. Mr. Parnell was a native of Wicklow county, Ireland and came to
this city over 40 years ago. He was a bachelor and an earnest worker in James street Baptist
church. For years he was engaged in the shoe business with F. Woodley on James street north.
Rev. R.G. Boville will conduct the funeral service to-morrow afternoon at three o’clock.
TOWERS - At her residence, 303 East avenue north, on Tuesday, Nov 5., Jeannie Towers,
widow of the late William Towers, in her 49th year. Funeral on Thursday 7th at 2 p.m. Please
PATTERSON (Smithville) - The funeral of A. Patterson took place on Thursday last.
BERMINGHAM (Toronto) Nov. 5 - J.C. Bermingham, an old gentleman who for some time
has been rooming at 33 Temperance street, died in the cells at police headquarters last night.
He was arrested outside the Bay Tree hotel at 11:10 on a charge of drunkenness. When he
was taken to the police station he was thoroughly unconscious and was locked up in the cells
after the policeman on duty had placed a coat under his head and left him apparently sleeping.
When Sergeant Hales made his usual rounds of the cells he noticed that deceased had a
peculiar appearance, and on looking closer found the old man dead. Deceased was identified
by pawn tickets bearing the names Bermingham and Nolan, found in his pockets.
MORNEAU (Windsor, Ont.) Nov. 4 - The 7-year-old daughter of Ovid Morneau, 233 East
Sandwich street, met a horrible death while visiting her uncle, Farmer Langlois, in Sandwich
East. Being left alone for a few a short time yesterday she amused herself by throwing
kerosene into the kitchen stove. Her dress took fire and although her uncle ran to her
assistance and extinguished the flames with a quilt she was so horribly burned that she died in
a few hours after suffering terrible agony.
BRADSHAW - There died at the city hospital late on Saturday night James Bradshaw, an old
resident of Hamilton. Many old citizens will remember him when he used to keep the Italian
warehouse, James street north. It was the largest grocery store in the city, and Bradshaw was
considered to be well off. He did not attend to business, however, and went to the wall. His
bad luck continued, and for the past few years, he was in straitened circumstances. He had not
been in the hospital long before he died. At the hospital meeting on Thursday night City Clerk
Beasley, who knew Bradshaw when he was a successful business man, made arrangements to
have him sent to the house of refuge when he recovered.
Wednesday, November 6
REYNOLDS - A telephone message received here to-day states that the body of Capt.
Reynolds of Lakefield, who was drowned several days ago, has been recovered. Capt.
Reynolds recently married Mrs. Hutton of this city.
SULLIVAN - Yesterday morning the remains of Timothy Sullivan, an ex-convict, were
shipped from Kingston to Dundas for burial. He was sentenced to four years for burglary, and
had served two. Death was due to consumption.
CASE - Ex-Postmaster H.N. Case died in Toronto Sunday at the advanced age of 85 years.
He had been a resident of Hamilton until a few months ago when he removed to Toronto to
reside with his son. The deceased was born on the old Case homestead at the corner of King
street and Sherman avenue in 1810, and began life as a clerk in a general store. He moved to
Caledonia, and operated plaster mills there for some years. Later on he secured a contract on
the Welland canal, and also accumulated considerable wealth by dealing in real estate here
during the boom which collapsed with such disastrous results in 1857. He lost most of his
money at that time, and subsequently engaged in oil speculation at Petrolia. In 1870 he was
appointed postmaster here, a position which he held until superannuated at the time of Mr.
Brown’s appointment. The body was interred here yesterday.
MORRIS - Herbert Morris, aged 20, son of M.B. Morris, head teacher in the public school at
Niagara Falls South, shot himself yesterday with a revolver, and the doctors say he can not
recover. The reason given for such a rash act is because of his failure to pass his examination
as a dentist.
Thursday, November 7
CASE - At Toronto, on Sunday morning, 3rd November, 1895, Horatio N. Case in the 84th
year of his age. Funeral private.
CARTER - At his late residence No. 86 Florence street, on Wednesday Nov. 6, Stephen
Carter in his 56th year. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HARVEY - At Huntsville, Sunday, Nov. 3rd, John H. Harvey, second son of John C. Harvey,
formerly of this city. Funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Elmsdale.
DAVIS - In Toronto, on Nov. 7, 1895, John Hall Davis (formerly of Hamilton) in his 71st
year. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of his son, H.H. Davis, 384 Hess st.
south, Hamilton, to Burlington cemetery.
BYERS (Toronto) Nov. 7 - James Byers, the stonecutter employed at the court house who on
Monday morning fell from a great height, breaking his right ankle and several ribs and
sustaining serious internal injuries, died at his residence, 225 Victoria street, at 12:15
yesterday afternoon. There are rather pathetic circumstances connected with the case. Byers,
who was 32 years of age, came to this country five years ago from Annan, Dumfrieshire, in
company with Mr. and Mrs. Begrie, and eight months ago married the niece of the latter, who
is now inconsolable at his loss. He was a very steady quiet man and had been employed on
the court house ever since his arrival in this country.
Friday, November 8
CARTER - At his late residence No. 86 Florence street, on Wednesday, Nov. 6th Stephen
Carter, in his 56th year. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DAVIS - In Toronto, on Nov. 7, 1895, John Hall Davis (formerly of Hamilton) in his 71st
year. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of his son, H.H. Davis, 384 Hess st.
south, Hamilton to Burlington cemetery.
PIRIE - At Waterdown, on Nov. 7th Maggie J., eldest daughter of the late William Pirie, of
West Flamboro, aged 25 years. Funeral from her mother’s residence, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
MCCARTHY - On Nov. 7th at 283 Main street west, of heart disease and dropsy, Mrs. D.
McCarthy, aged 47 years, wife of D. McCarthy, storekeeper, asylum. Funeral on Sunday at 3
p.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept
JAMIESON - In this city on the 7th inst., Charles Jamieson aged 63 years. Funeral from his
late residence, 218 Park st. north Sunday at 2 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
Charles Jamieson, telegraph lineman at Hamilton, died last night at 11:30 of pneumonia,
after a week’s illness, aged 63. Mr. Jamieson entered the service of the Montreal Telegraph
company in 1850. He was moved to Hamilton in 1857 and continued with the Montreal and
afterwards with the Great Northwestern telegraph company till the present date. He was a
native of Ireland.
WELCH (Canfield) - James C., eldest son of L. Welch, of East Seneca, died on Monday of
inflammation of the lungs.
MCFARLANE (Canfield) - The body of Mrs. Sarah McFarlane, eldest daughter of Rev. M.
Topp, was brought here from Stratford on Wednesday night by train. Deceased had been
married about two years.
BOYCE (Port Hope, Ont.) Nov. 7 - John Boyce, an old man well known about the town,
committed suicide last night by taking morphine. Boyce had for many years been a drunkard
and had frequently been before the police magistrate for wife-beating. His first wife, after
experiencing rough treatment at his hands died in the insane asylum. A short time ago he
married again, and last month, while his wife was out working, sold all the household
furniture, pocketed the money and left the woman destitute. He returned to her again,
however and they continued to disturb the neighbourhood with their rows until they were put
out of the house in which they lived for not paying the rent they then went to Cobourg. Boyce
returned to Port Hope on Wednesday, when he was given shelter by a former neighbour, T.
Jenkins. He committed suicide that night by taking morphine, whiskey and domestic trouble
having caused him to become despondent.
Saturday, November 9
MCCARTHY - On Nov. 7th, at 283 Main street west, of heart disease and dropsy, Mrs. D.
McCarthy, aged 47 years, wife of D. McCarthy, storekeeper, asylum. Funeral on Sunday at 3
p.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this
JAMIESON - In this city on 7th inst., Charles Jamieson aged 63 years. Funeral from his late
residence 219 Park st. north Sunday at 2 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.
PEACE - Died suddenly at Detroit on 8th inst., Oliver Peace. Funeral from Green Bros.
Establishment corner of King and Catharine sts. on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and
acquaintances are cordially invited to attend.
HALL - At her late residence 43 Oxford street, Harriet McColl, relict of the late George Hall
in the 79th year of her age, a native of Argyllshire, Scotland. Funeral Monday, 11th, at 3 p.m.
Friends of the family will kindly accept this intimation. No flowers.
DUMORTIER (Guelph, Ont.) Nov. 8 - Father Dumortier, the venerable priest connected with
the Church of Our Lady, died at 8 o’clock this evening. Deceased was born in France and
came as a missionary to this country. He arrived in Guelph 40 years ago, and entered
zealously into the arduous labors of visiting and conducting religious worship amid the young
settlements in the north of the county. A few months ago the golden jubilee Father
Dumortier’s priesthood was celebrated with great ceremony. He was very dearly beloved by
the congregation, and highly esteemed by all classes of the community.
Monday, November 11
BEAVIS - On Nov. 11th, 1895, Caroline Beavis, wife of F.C. Beavis, aged 35 years. Funeral
from her father’s residence, 80 Cannon st. west, on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Companions of
the Forest and friends will please accept this intimation.
LOVEGROVE - Mrs. Lovegrove, mother of Mrs. Stockwell, of this city, died in South
Cayuga at the age of 84. She was born in Berkshire, Eng. And came to this country in 1842. A
family of eight sons and daughters survive her.
DAVIS - The funeral of the late J.H. Davis took place on Saturday afternoon from the
residence of his son, H.H. Davis. The pall-bearers were: Major O’Reilly, H.D. Long, C.
Newberry, Edwin Clark, George Lewis (Winona) and C.R. Smith. Rev. Canon Curran
conducted the service.
COX (Oshawa) Nov. 10 - Gilbert Cox, aged 22, who was in the employ of Jas. Jackson, a
farmer, residing near Port Oshawa, was found dead on Saturday morning by Mr. Jackson,
hanging to an apple tree in his orchard. The young man was worried over a disappointment in
a business he was about to commence and he also imagined he was a victim of consumption.
A report is in circulation that he was about to be married, and that the young lady had rejected
him. He was apparently a young man of good health and sound mind up to the day of his
BICKELL (Bowmanville) Nov. 10 - A very sudden death occurred here on Friday evening.
Geo. Bickell, aged 68 years had been about all day in his usual health and ate a hearty supper.
After he had got through he remarked to his daughter, who had been the only one in the house
at the time, that he had enjoyed his meal, and almost immediately expired in his chair.
Tuesday, November 12
BEAVIS - On Nov. 11, 1895, Caroline Beavis, wife of F.C. Beavis, aged 35 years. Funeral
from her father’s residence, 80 Cannon st. west, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Companions of
the Forest and friends will please accept this intimation.
FAWCETT (Peterboro) Nov. 11 - John Fawcett of this town went out to the stable on Sunday
morning to harness the horse to the buggy to drive to church. Not answering for some time,
enquiry was made and he was found insensible on the floor, having received a kick in the
head from the horse. A number of physicians were called, who pronounced the man’s injuries
fatal, the skull being fractured. He remained unconscious till death occurred this morning.
MARK (Hamburg, Ont.) Nov. 11 - Samuel Mark of Huron road was buried at Wilmot to-day.
He was a pioneer of the county, having resided 45 years of age. The funeral was the largest
that ever took place in this section of the country.
ARMSTRONG - John D. Armstrong of Carr & Armstrong, estate agents, Toronto, was
accidentally killed yesterday afternoon. Deceased was riding his bicycle on Yonge street
when he collided with a trolley car, was thrown off, fractured his skull and died three hours
afterwards. An inquest will be held.
KING (London, Ont.) Nov. 11 - George King, a hostler, employed at Stroyan’s livery, was
instantly killed at 9:15 this evening on Dundas street, between Colborne and Waterloo streets.
He was driving westward at a rapid gait when he collided with a vehicle belonging to the
asylum, which was standing at the curbing. King was thrown violently on the streetcar rails,
his head striking the track. He lived only a few minutes. The deceased was about 24 years of
age and unmarried. A companion named Pugh, who was in the rig with King, was stunned by
the fall but soon recovered.
Wednesday, November 13
SMITH - At Burlington, on Nov. 12, Marion Belle, youngest daughter of J.C. and Sarah
Smith aged 5 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 o’clock. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
GUEST - Early last evening a peculiarly sad and fatal accident occurred on Woodbine
Crescent in the west end of the city. Fred A. Guest, a four-year-old son of James Guest, who
lives on the crescent, was out on the road with his elder brother, playing. The two boys had
been riding in the wagon of a farmer named Costello, and unknown to Mr. Costello, they
went to jump off the back of the rig while the horses were moving. Little Fred in some way
made a misstep and fell beneath the hind wheel, which passed over his head , crushing the
Drs. Philp and White were called and did what they could for the little sufferer, but his
injuries were fatal. He lingered until about 7:30 last night then died. No blame could be
attached to the driver of the rig, the affair being purely accidental.
UPPER (Thorold, Ont., ) Nov. 13 - Bert Upper, a farmer from Stamford township, while
driving home from here last night in the darkness, took the wrong road and drove over the
edge of the Battle cement kiln and fell a distance of about 30 feet. Both he and his horse were
ALLINGHAM (Barrie, Ont.) Nov. 12 - Miss Allingham, a music teacher of Hawkstone, was
struck and instantly killed this afternoon by a Grand Trunk special freight train on the public
crossing south of Oro station. Miss Allingham was a great pedestrian, and it is supposed she
was walking home along the track, and did not hear the approaching train. Full particulars
cannot be obtained until the inquest, which will likely be held to-morrow.
ANDERSON - Yesterday morning, while a young man named William Anderson was putting
a belt on the pulleys in Howland’s flour mill at Waterdown, he was caught in the machinery
and almost torn to pieces. When found one arm was torn completely off, his legs were
dreadfully mangled and part of the feet torn off. His body was a mass of cuts and bruises. No
person was in that part of the mill when the accident occurred, but from the marks on the
machinery it was apparent that he had been whirled about in the belting until his arm was torn
off and then the body fell to the floor where it was found. He died a few minutes afterwards.
The deceased was 19 years of age and his parents live in Mount Forest.
CAMERON (Thamesville) Nov. 12 - At an early hour this morning the house of Wm.
Cameron in London street was destroyed by fire, and the owner and only occupant, Mr.
Cameron was apparently suffocated by smoke. Deceased, when found, was partly dressed and
although pretty badly burned about the chest and part of the face, his lower limbs were not
scarred. He had been a respected resident of Thamesville for several years, a bachelor, native
of Scotland, where all his relatives reside, except two nephews, Charles Cameron of Chicago
and D. Cameron, Dubuque, Iowa. An inquest will be held.
Thursday, November 14
CRONAN - In East Flamboro, on Nov. 14, 1895, Helen, daughter of William and Ann
Cronan, aged 27 years. Funeral on Saturday, the 16th at 10 o’clock a.m. Friends and
acquaintances will please accept this notice.
GUEST - The funeral of Freddie Guest, the little boy killed by a fall from a wagon on
Tuesday, took place at two o’clock this afternoon.
MERRILL (Belleville) Nov. 14 - Peter Merrill, a respected resident of Deseronto, was run
over on the Grand Trunk about a mile west of this city last night. He stepped out of the way of
one train and into the way of another. He was brought to the city and died about two hours
later. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters.
MONTGOMERY (Gorrie, Ont.) Nov. 12 - There was a sad and fatal accident this morning at
the residence of Mr. Marshall, near Belmore, in which Miss Mary A. Montgomery, of
Wroxeter, lost her life. Miss Montgomery was attending her sister, Mrs. Marshall, who is very
ill, and upon answering a night call which necessitated her going into a room, she by mistake
opened a door to an unfinished balcony, and fell a distance of 14 feet, receiving injuries from
which she died at eleven o’clock this morning.
SMYTHE ( Kingston, Ont.) Nov. 13 - Capt. Wm. Smythe, Elginburg, died suddenly on
Tuesday evening. He ate heartily at supper, went to bed and grew ill. A doctor was summoned
and before midnight Mr. Smythe was dead. His demise was caused by the bursting of a blood
vessel. Deceased was sixty-eight years of age and lived in Elginburg the greater part of his
life. He was a well-known pilot and had the honor of guiding the vessel that carried the Prince
of Wales and party up the river in 1861. He was a pronounced Conservative, a Methodist and
well-to-do farmer. Two sons and a daughter survive him.
STULL - Henry Stull, a highly respected farmer of Grantham Ont., died yesterday, aged 79.
Deceased took a prominent part in the war of 1837 and was for some time detailed to guard
the head-gates of Allanburg.
Friday, November 15
POOLE - At the City Hospital on Nov. 14th , Mrs. Lydia Poole. Funeral from 76 Hunter st.
east, on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this
EYDT - In this city, on the 15th inst. Anna G., beloved wife of John Eydt, aged 65 years.
Funeral from her late residence, 623 King st. west on Monday at 2 o’clock. Friends will
kindly accept this notice.
AMBERRY (Woodstock) Nov. 14 - Geo. Amberry, an imbecile, was struck by a G.T.R.
engine at a place known as Maynard’s Crossing, near Embro, and instantly killed yesterday.
He was driving a herd of cows and had succeeded in getting all but one over the crossing. In
his efforts to get this one over he was struck by the approaching train and hurled from the
track. No inquest was deemed necessary.
Saturday, November 16
EYDT - In this city, on the 15th inst. Anna G., beloved wife of John Eydt, aged 65 years.
Funeral from her late residence, 623 King st. west on Monday at 2 o’clock. Friends will
please accept this notice.
LUMSDEN - In Dundas, on Nov. 16 at 2:10 a.m., Catharine Halson, beloved wife of W.W.
Lumsden, baker. Funeral private at 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th.
BAILEY - A Kingston dispatch says: Mrs. William Bailey, wife of one of Kingston’s most
estimable citizens, died this morning after a brief illness. She was a lady of a pleasant nature
whose loss will be keenly felt in the church and home. She was a native of Hamilton.
HOOVER (Caistorville) - J. Hoover, daughter of Wm. Hoover, died on Sunday after being
very sick two weeks with bronchitis. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church. Mr.
Hoover is growing old and is left very lonely. In the last four or five years he has had to
mourn the loss of two brothers and two daughters and just two months ago his wife was called
JAMIESON - News comes of the death in Hamilton, on Friday last, of one who may have
been classed among the “old timers” in Canadian telegraphy, Charles Jamieson, lineman for
the Great Northwestern Telegraph company. Mr. Jamieson entered the service of the
Montreal Telegraph company about 1850 as line-builder and about 1856 was stationed at
Prescott. He was removed to Hamilton in 1857 and there he has continued to live ever since.
Being connected all these years with the Montreal and afterwards .the G.N.W. telegraph. A
friend who knew him in Hamilton tells of the following “Charlie worked on the very first
telegraph line ever put up in Canada., the first old ‘Grand Trunk’ wire. He started from
Montreal and worked westward.
ELIOT (Toronto) Nov. 15 - Capt. Granville P. Eliot, of the Grenadiers, died last night at the
general hospital. Deceased had been ill recently and on Thursday morning took an overdose
of medicine which ultimately caused his death. He was removed from his home, 293 Jarvis
street, to the hospital late on Thursday night, and he sank slowly from then to the time of his
Capt. Eliot was a popular officer and well-known in the city. He has, for a long time, been a
teller in the assistant receiver-general’s office.
CASH - The body of Miss Elizabeth Cash, of Stratford was found in her apartments over a
store in an advanced state of decomposition.
WALTON - Mrs. Jane Walton, widow of John Walton, died in Peterboro, Ont., yesterday
aged 86. The deceased was one of the oldest and most respected residents of the district.
Monday, November 18
REID - On Sunday morning, Nov 17, 1895, at his residence 129 Hannah st. west after an
illness of several years duration, Mr. James Reid, in the 45th year of his age. Funeral informal
at 2 p.m. Tuesday 19th inst. His friends will please accept this intimation. Interment at
There died at 129 Hannah street west yesterday a sufferer of consumption, who had for ten
years been slowly dying of the dread disease. James Reid came here from Waterdown in 1875
and carried on business until stricken down with pulmonary ailment. He bore his long illness
with fortitude, but his struggle for life proved unavailing, and death finally came as a
welcome release. He had been a leading member of Hannah street Methodist church and
previous to his illness held several important office in that congregation. He was also a
member of the Ancient Order of Foresters.
The deceased was 45 years of age and leaves a widow and one child. At his special request
the funeral will be informal, only the immediate friends attending.
THOMPSON - Suddenly on the 17th inst. at his late residence 29 Augusta street, Joseph
Thompson, aged 62 years and 5 months. Funeral private. Bradford and Beaton papers please
Joseph Thompson, a retired farmer from Tecumseh township, Simcoe county, who had been
a resident of Hamilton for the past three years, died suddenly at his residence, 29 Augusta
street, at an early hour yesterday morning. He had been suffering from a bronchial affection
for some time and about midnight on Saturday he became unconscious and died at 6 o’clock
on Sunday morning. It is supposed that a blood vessel in the lungs burst.
The deceased was 62 years of age. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. H. J. Gilbert.
He was a life-long Conservative, a member of the Anglican church and was well known
highly respected in the county where the most of his life was spent as a thorough Christian
man and a good citizen.
Mr. Thompson since he came to Hamilton had been a member of the congregation of the
Church of the Ascension and the rector made a feeling reference to his sudden decease at the
morning service yesterday.
MILLER - At Marine City, Michigan, on Nov. 16, Margaret B. Miller, relict of the late
Joseph Alexander Miller and sister of late John and Timothy Brick, aged 88 years. Funeral tomorrow,
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Chas. J. Bird of Walnut street south to St.
Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please
accept this intimation.
One of Hamilton’s early settlers, Mrs. Margaret H. Miller, widow of the late Joseph
Alexander Miller died at Marine City, Michigan, on Saturday evening, at the advanced age of
eighty-eighty years. Mrs. Miller was born in the town of Tralee, county of Kerry, Ireland, and
came to this city with her brothers, the late John and Timothy Brick in 1834. She was married
to Mr. Miller in 1837 and after residing in this city for several years sh removed with her
husband to Marine City, where he died some twelve years ago. The deceased leaves four sons
and three daughters - Captains Alexander, John and Joseph Miller of Marine City and Robt.
Miller of Detroit; her daughters are Mrs. Capt .John Pringle of St. Clair, Mrs. Duprice and
Mrs. Allan Folsom of Marine City. The deceased requested before she died that her remains
be brought to this city to be buried with her parents. The funeral will take place to-morrow
from the residence of C. J. Bird, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
RATTRAY - Thomas Rattray, a former resident of Toronto, broke through the ice at St. Paul
while crossing Red river and was drowned.
BLANCHARD - Mrs. Blanchard, a daughter of Chief Brant, of the Indian reserve on
Tyendinaga township, was thrown from a wagon at Belleville and killed.
SPROULE (Barrie) Nov. 16 - J.T. Sproule, of the firm of Sutherland and Sproule, barrister
was fatally shot while hunting in the woods near Lefroy yesterday.
Mr. Sproule came from Toronto to Lefroy Thursday evening intending to leave there by the
noon train Friday for Barrie. Friday morning, about eight he started for a couple of hours hunt
in the woods near by. He was last seen in the bush about ten a.m. walking towards the railway
station. When he did not return in time for the train his friends thought he had changed his
mind and would go to Barrie on the afternoon train. Towards evening they became alarmed at
his absence and immediately sent out a searching party to the woods. The search was kept up
until noon to-day, when his lifeless body was found lying beside a fence, his gun a few feet
Mr. Sproule leaves a widow and one child, who are at his late residence, Bloor street,
Toronto, to which place the remains will be sent for interment. The deceased had been a
resident of Barrie for about 15 years and was esteemed by all who knew him.
Tuesday, November 19
WRIGHT - In this city, at 57 Locke st., on Nov. 18th Elijah Wright, aged 82 years. Funeral
will take place from above address on Thursday at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will
please attend. No flowers.
MANSFIELD (Toronto) Nov. 19 - Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield, an old lady about eighty years
of age, was found dead yesterday on the floor of her home, 498 Spadina avenue. She was
found by a friend, Mrs. Crompton, who called to see her. Coroner Orr investigated the case
and came to the conclusion that he died of old age.
PRICE (Windsor Ont.) Nov. 18 - “Bob” Price, a well-known young colored man of this city,
died in terrible agony yesterday. A week ago he accidentally ran a rusty nail into his left hand
but paid no attention to the scratch until Friday when his arm became so swollen that medical
aid was called but it was of no avail death ensuing a few hours later from blood poisoning.
Wednesday, November 20
WRIGHT - In this city at 57 Locke st. on Nov. 19th, Elijah Wright, aged 82 years. Funeral will
take place from above address on Thursday at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will
please accept this intimation.
PATTERSON - In this city at 277 Robert st., on Nov. 19th John Mark, son of J.M. and Lillian
Patterson, aged 1 year and 6 months. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Friends will please accept this intimation.
COATES - In this city on Nov. 20 at 206 Hughson st. north, Jane, beloved wife of Henry M.
Coates in the 64th year of her age. Funeral notice later.
WELLS (St. George) - Mrs. Wm. Wells (nee Lizzy Berry) died on Thursday afternoon last of
typhoid fever at her home on Clump farm. She was buried in the Methodist cemetery here on
Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Berry had been married only one year, the day before her death.
COCHRANE (St. George) - James Cochrane, an old and much-respected resident of the
township of South Dumfries, died last Friday and was buried on Sunday afternoon in the
Friday, November 22
COATES - In this city on Nov. 20, at 506 Hughson st. north, Jane, beloved wife of Henry M.
Coates, in the 64th year of her age. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept
RANDALL - On Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21st 1895, Jacob Y. Randall, aged 73 years and 2
months. Prayers at his late residence, corner of Sanford avenue and Ida street, on Sunday at
1:30 p.m. Service from Presbyterian church, Grimsby.
Jacob Y. Randall, a respected citizen of this city, died on Thanksgiving day after several
months illness. He moved here from Hornelsville, N.Y. in 1884. Since he came here he lived
a quiet and retired life. He was a gentleman of unusual ability and culture and was a cousin of
the late Speaker of the United States congress. He leaves a family of three sons and two
daughters, James, of Chicago, Ill., Lorenzo, Walter, Gussie and Mrs. W.E. Mayhew of this
STEPHENS (Owen Sound) Nov. 22 - A.M. Stephens, aged 76 years, one of the pioneer
settlers of this town, died last night.
Saturday, November 23
GURNETT - At his residence, Ancaster, on Nov. 22, Lemuel Alfred Gurnett, in his 69th year.
Funeral Monday 25th inst. at 2 p.m.
L. A. Gurnett, of the firm of Gurnett & Son, storekeepers, Ancaster, died yesterday
afternoon after ten days illness. The deceased was sixty-nine years of age. He was born in
Ancaster and lived there all his life having kept a store for a number of years. He was clerk of
the sixth division court. He was taken sick with inflamation of the bladder ten days ago and
Mr. Gurnett leaves a widow five sons and one daughter.
RANDALL - On Thursday afternoon, Nov.21st, 1895, Jacob Y. Randall, aged 73 years and 2
months. Prayers at his late residence, corner of Sanford avenue and Ida street. On Sunday at
1:30 p.m. Service from Presbyterian church, Grimsby.
MAHONY - Suddenly in Detroit on Nov. 22nd 1895, of heart failure, Andrew Mahony, aged
29 years and 11months. Funeral from his father’s residence 233 Hughson street north on
Monday at 8:30.
LACONTE (Brantford) Nov. 22 - A very sudden death took place in the city last night when
Joseph Walker Laconte, aged 27, was seized by heart failure and died in a few minutes. He
was at the opera house half an hour or so before, witnessing a performance.
MCBRIDE - Jas. McBride, a resident of Bondhead, Ont., for about forty years, was
accidentally killed yesterday morning by a falling tree on the farm of Frank McCarty. He was
70 years of age.
BROWN (Chatham) Nov. 22 - James G. Brown, a well-to-do Dover farmer came to a
miserable end three days ago on his own farm, but only yesterday was the fate of the
unfortunate man learned. His body, stiff in death, was found in the rear of the fine farm on
concession 10. Beside it lay three empty whiskey bottles, telling their tale of destruction. The
man was addicted to the excessive use of strong liquors. He went on periodical sprees. One of
these happened a week or so ago. Brown owned a good farm on which he lived. He was
married, but the one child the couple had died several years ago. No inquest was deemed
LALOND (Ottawa) Nov 22 - The body of a young man was found on the Merivale road,
about two miles from the city yesterday morning. It remained unidentified until evening
when it was found to be that of Joseph Lalond, who had laid down on the roadside the
previous evening while on his way from a day’s hunting and died from exposure. A mask was
found beside him that was shown at the inquest to be the one he had used in a little dramatic
performance. Its discovery gave rise to the story that it was that of a highwayman.
MILLIGAN (Kingston) Nov. 22 - On Monday last R.J. Milligan of Tamworth, while edging a
board on a bench-saw, was struck in the abdomen by an edging, from the effects of which he
died on Wednesday evening. The deceased was about 35 years of age and the eldest son of
James Milligan, one of the most prominent farmers of Sheffield township. He leaves a wife
and one child.
Monday, November 25
MASSIE - At Oakland, Cal., US, on Friday, November 22nd, William Massie, formerly of this
city. Funeral notice later.
SPRINGER - On the morning of the 25th inst. Lewis Springer, M.D., Registrar of the County
of Wentworth, in the 61st year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 334 Main st. east at
3 p.m. on Thursday. Friends will please omit flowers.
Dr. Lewis Springer, registrar of the county of Wentworth, died suddenly at his residence,
334 Main street east, shortly after 4 o’clock this morning. As it was not generally known that
he was seriously ill, his death was a great shock to his many friends. He looked like a man
who would live to a ripe old age. In the summers of 1893 and 1894, Dr. Springer was troubled
with inflammatory rheumatism. Two weeks ago he had a recurrence of the trouble and was
unable to go to his office. It was not believed that the illness would prove fatal. Last night Mr.
Springer was visited by City Clerk Beasley and several other old friends and appeared to be in
the best of spirits. About 4 o’clock this morning he got a bad attack and died before a
physician could be summoned. It is supposed that his heart was affected by the malady.
The deceased was a son of the late Oliver D. Springer and was born in the old Springer
homestead, now St. Peter’s infirmary on October 31, 1835. He studied medicine when he was
a young man, graduating at a Cleveland college but he never practised his profession. He was
one of the original promoters of the Hamilton street railway, being manager for several years.
He did not take much interest in public affairs but was induced to run against the late R. R.
Waddell at the Dominion elections in 1882. He was elected by a small majority.
Dr. Springer was appointed registrar on March 21, 1891. He was of a bright and pleasant
disposition and had a large circle of warm friends. He leaves a widow and three daughters,
one being Mrs. Colt of New York.
MAHONY - The funeral of Andrew Mahony, who died at Detroit on Friday, took place this
morning. The deceased died very suddenly. He was sitting in a chair when he fell over on the
floor and expired in a few minutes. Several floral offerings were sent by his friends in Detroit.
MURPHY - Maurice Murphy, an old resident of Burlington, died very suddenly on Sunday
evening. He was a native of Limerick, Ireland, and for the past forty-nine years has resided
here in Burlington.
WILCOX (Toronto) Nov. 25 - The body of Hezekiah Wilcox, an elderly laborer was found in
the bay at the foot of Sherbourne street this morning. Deceased left home for work a month
ago and was not since seen. He was unmarried. Death is supposed to be due to suicide
KEYES (St. Catharines) Nov. 24 - Thomas Keyes, county treasurer of the county of Lincoln
and past grand secretary of the grand Orange lodge of British America, died at his home in
this city early this morning after two weeks’ illness. He was afflicted with jaundice but his
general health had been gradually failing for some years past, and, coupled with the
infirmities of age this last attack proved fatal. He passed away quietly, surrounded by
members of his family having been unconscious for some hours prior to his death.
Keyes was born in the county of Carleton, Ontario, in 1824 and was consequently in his 72d
year. In Orange circles his death will be a severe blow. He held the office of grand secretary
of the grand lodge of British America for 17 years and was secretary of the provincial grand
lodge of Ontario West for 13 years. His death leaves Sir Mackenzie Bowell the only surviving
member of the first grand lodge of British America..
DOLD (Buffalo, NY) Nov. 24 - Samuel Dold, aged 23, whose home was in Welland, Ont.,
fatally shot himself while on a drunken spree this afternoon. The shooting took place at the
house of F.A. Hughson newsdealer, at 133 Broadway, with whom Dold was employed.
Young Dold lived long enough to say that he had no quarrel with anybody, but was just
Tuesday, November 26
SPRINGER - On the morning of the 25th inst. Lewis Springer M.D., Registrar of the County
of Wentworth, in the 61st year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 334 Main street east
at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SKUCE - In this city, on Nov. 25th at the residence of her son-in-law, Samuel Wilson, Clara
Skuce aged 53 years. Funeral will take place from 226 Cannon st. east on Wednesday at 3
p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.
YOUNG - On Tuesday, Nov. 26th, Margaret A. Wallace, wife of Robert Young, of the Young
& Bro. Co. aged 68 years. Funeral Thursday the 28th inst. at 2 o’clock from No. 7 East ave.
south. No flowers.
An old resident passed away last night in the person of Mrs. Robert Young, who died at the
house of her daughter, Mrs. Stewart, East avenue south, aged 68. Mrs. Young and her
husband moved to Brampton lately but she was staying here until their new residence was
ready for occupation. She expected to have left for Brampton yesterday, but suffered from a
severe attack of congestion of the lungs, which proved fatal.
WOOD (Brockville) Nov. 25 - A peculiar fatality occurred at Lombardy the other day. A little
3-year-old son of Albert Wood fell into a can of milk and was drowned.
CAVANAUGH (Toronto) Nov. 26 - Late in the afternoon Thomas Cavanaugh, well-known
as a bartender about town, took a fit in the Albion hotel and died in the ambulance on the way
to St. Michael’s hospital.
Deceased had been boarding at the Albion for several days and entering the bar asked for a
glass of beer. He was seen pouring some powder into the beer and then he drank it. In the
billiard room only a few minutes when he dropped on the floor in a fit, his legs and arms
twitching violently. The ambulance was sent for and when Constable Fyfe arrived on the
scene he was still conscious. When the ambulance arrived at the hospital the patient was dead.
An inquest will be held on the remains to-day. He leaves a wife and two children.
HOLTORF (Toronto) Nov 26 - Henry W. Holtorf, a young man connected with a King street
west clothing store, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Kensington hotel,
corner of King and York streets, yesterday morning.
At an early hour yesterday morning a strong smell of gas was detected in the corridor
opposite his room. Mr. Palmer, the proprietor, knocked on the door and secured admittance.
The gas was on and Holtorf said “You must think I’m crazy” Mr. Palmer came to the
conclusion there was more truth than poetry in that remark and had Holtorf removed to
another room and instructed the night clerk to keep a watch the room and see that the gas was
In the morning the chambermaid who could not gain admission to the room notified Mr.
Palmer. The door was forced and deceased was found lying on the bed lifeless.
UNKNOWN (Toronto) Nov. 26 - Shortly before 10 o’clock yesterday morning a young man
who was working about Saulter’s boat-house at the foot of Sherbourne street noticed a body
floating in the water at the head of the slip.
Wednesday, November 27
YOUNG - On Tuesday, Nov. 26th Margaret A. Wallace, wife of Robert Young of the Young
& Bros. Co. aged 68 years. Funeral Thursday the 29th inst. at 2 o’clock from No. 7 East ave.
south. No flowers.
KEYES - Wm. Nicholson, P.G.M. of Ontario West, attended the funeral of the late Thomas
Keyes, P.G.M. of the Orange grand lodge at St. Catharines yesterday.
PFEIFER - Fred Pfeifer, who was so badly injured at the tunnel works the other day, died at
St. Joseph’s hospital early this afternoon. He leaves a wife and several children. Mrs. Pfeifer
is almost an invalid.
Thursday, November 28
MCCULLOUGH - This Thursday morning at her residence, 58 Jackson st. west, Anne
Fitzpatrick McCullough, wife of Thos. McCullough, in the 73d year of her age. Funeral
private. No flowers.
Mrs. Annie McCullough, mother of C. R. McCullough, president of the Canadian club, died
this morning at the age of 73.
JONES (Brockville) Nov. 27 - To-day Robert Jones, a mason, well known in town, dropped
dead in his bedroom. He had not been in good health for a month or so, but was not
considered dangerously ill, and had at no time been confined to his bed. He was 51 years of
age and belonged to the Canadian Order of Foresters. He leaves a widow and four children.
MCIVOR (Ottawa) Nov. 27 - Hugh McIvor, the reporter supposed to have committed suicide
last summer in Lake desChenes, has been heard from. He has settled in Cleveland, Ohio, and
has sent for his wife and family to join him there.
Friday, November 29
BELL - At his late residence, Burlington Plains, on Nov. 28th William Bell, in his 70th year.
Funeral Sunday Dec. 1st at 2 p.m. Burial at Burlington Plains Cemetery.
BLAKE - In this city on Nov. 28th, 1895, Patrick John, only son of the late John Blake, a
native of County Clare, Ireland. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law James Ryan,
439 Mary street, on Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock to the Lawrence church, thence to Holy
Sepulchre cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend.
Yesterday Patrick Blake, a patient at the city hospital died suddenly. The deceased was
about sixty years of age and had been in the hospital for about a week. Heart disease was the
cause of death.
SAVAGE (Toronto) Nov. 29 - John Savage, an employee of Harvey & VanNorman, boot and
shoe manufacturers, dropped dead of heart failure on King street this morning while on the
way to his work.
ABBOTT (Woodstock) Nov. 28 - Joseph Abbott, for some years foreman of the Times
printing office, died very suddenly here this morning. He was taken suddenly ill on Tuesday,
but nothing serious was anticipated This morning his condition became alarming and he died
at twelve o’clock. The deceased was a highly respected citizen and well-known newspaper
man. He was a valued member of the first Baptist church and leaves a widow and three
SMITH (Niagara Falls) Nov. 28 - William Smith, a carpenter aged 50 years, residing on
Welland avenue here, while working on a two-story frame house to-day belonging to Pedro
Lorenzo, a contractor, fell to the ground, a distance of 20 feet, on his head, killing him
instantly. Smith was subject to dizzy spells and it is thought that during one of these he fell
from the scaffold. He leaves a widow and eight children. The deceased was also a preacher
and often officiated in the Methodist church here.
MOSES (Ohsweken) - Clara, the daughter of Nelson Moses, who has been an invalid for
some four or five months, is dead. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. The burial
took place at St. Luke’s, Delaware and was largely attended. The pastor Rev. I. Bearfoot
MORISON (Canboro) - Died in this place on Nov. 21, Mrs. Sidney Morison of typhoid fever,
after a sickness of a few days. The deceased came to this place from near Hamilton on a visit
a short time ago.
Saturday, November 30
CAMPAIGNE - In this city on Nov. 29th, 1895, Margaret Anne, beloved wife of James
Campaigne, aged 62 years and 5 months. Funeral from her late residence, 118 Oak Ave., on
Sunday, Dec. 1st at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No.
Mrs. Margaret Campaigne, mother of Constable Camaigne, died last night after a long
illness. She was in her 63rd year.
MONGER - Suddenly, in this city on Nov.29th, Susannah Monger, relict of the late David
Monger, in the 52nd year of her age. Funeral on Sunday, December 1st, at 2:30 p.m. from her
late residence, 66 Chatham street. Friends are kindly invited to attend. Please omit flowers.
Last night at midnight one of the old residents of this city passed away. Mrs Monger had
been a resident of this city for 45 years and was highly respected in the community. She was a
widow of the late D. Monger, late of the P.C.O. rifles. She leaves a family of six daughters -
Mrs. Thomas H. Sutton in Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. C. Briggs and Mrs. A.E. Beveridge of
this city, Susie, Maggie and Emma, living at home.
QUARRIER - In this city, on Nov. 30th, at his residence, 80 Wilson street, John Quarrier, in
his 69th year, a native of Fifeshire, Scotland. Funeral private. No flowers. Glasgow and
Greenock papers please copy.
John Quarrier died this morning at his residence, 80 Wilson street. For years he suffered
from Bright’s disease, but he was seriously ill only about ten days.
The deceased was sixty-nine years of age and was born in Fifeshire, Scotland. He came to
Hamilton about fifteen years ago. For several years he had been an agent for a couple of large
flour mills. He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters.
Mr. Quarier was a claimant to an immense fortune in England.
MCCALLUM (Blyth, Ont.) Nov. 30 - A very sad fatality happened about five o’clock this
morning, by which Mrs. McCallum, aged ninety-two, was burned to death. It is supposed that
the old lady, who lived alone, had, on going to bed, put on a big fire, which, during the night,
either by a defect in the chimney or some other cause, set fire to the house. Her son, who
lived a short distance away, awoke about five o’clock this morning to find his mother’s house
on fire. Nothing, however, could be done to save it and it was burned to the ground. When the
ruins were searched the charred body of the old lady was found.
MARTIN (Preston) Nov.29 - While spending a social evening at the residence of John Cutler
last night, S.C. Martin was stricken with heart disease and expired before medical aid could
be called. The deceased was in his 38th year and proprietor of Speedsville Woolen mills. He
was well known throughout Waterloo county and highly respected. The funeral will take
place on Sunday afternoon from his father’s residence, Zion, to Warner’s cemetery.
GIFFORD (Canfield) - William Gifford, youngest son of T.A. Gifford, died last Monday after
a long illness.
Monday, December 2
ROWLAND - On Dec. 1, Lovila Elizabeth, infant daughter of Madison W. Rowland, age 5
months. Funeral from the parents residence, 200 Bay street north, on Tuesday morning at
8:30, to the G.T.R. Stuart st. station. Internment at Ridgeway. Friends will please accept this
MASSIE - At Oakland Cal., U.S., on Friday November 22, William Massie, formerly of this
city. Funeral yesterday afternoon.
NUGENT - Ben Nugent, the sailor asphyxiated in Chicago on Saturday, is a Hamilton man,
and his brother has gone to Chicago to claim the body and bring it to the city.
MORTIMER - On Saturday evening Alice Mortimer the 4-year-old daughter of Joseph
Mortimer, stove-mounter, 4 Melbourne street, laid down on the sofa to take a nap, having
complained of feeling drowsy. Shortly nine o’clock her parents tried to awaken her and were
horrified to find that she was dead. A doctor was sent for, but he could do nothing. The girl
had been about as usual during the day and her death was quite unexpected.
HILL (Niagara Falls) Dec 1 - Andrew Gregory Hill, one of the most prominent barristers of
the province of Ontario and police magistrate for the counties of Welland and Lincoln, died at
his home, corner of Queen st. and Cataract avenue, last evening, after a lingering illness. For
20 years of his life he had presided on the Canadian side of the frontier as police magistrate,
besides conducting a lucrative at law. He was appointed to his position by a special act of the
Ontario legislature, giving him special powers and jurisdiction over the two counties along
the frontier. The deceased was born in Lincoln county, Sept. 23, 1834 near St. Catharines. He
studied law at the later place and was called to the bar in 1864. In Politics he was a Liberal
and contested the county in 1872 for member against Thomas T. Street and was defeated. He
was a Mason and a past master of Merritt lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Welland Ont. He was also
a member of the A.O.U.W.
GIBSON (London Ont) Dec.1 - Alice, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George F.
Gibson, 802 William street, died yesterday morning from the effects of an accident the
previous night. The little one fell into a pail of hot water in the kitchen and her back was
Medical skill was unavailing to save her. The bereaved parents lost their only son 3 years ago.
COOPER (Toronto) Dec 2 - John Cooper, the 15-year-old lad who on Wednesday fell into a
vat of boiling water at the William Davies Co’s packing house, died of his injuries at 7:30
o’clock last evening at the general hospital. Cooper, who lived at 52 Walton street, was
employed in upsetting the hogs when they had been killed into the hot water vat, and was
pushed against by a live hog and thrown into the vat. He was rescued as quickly as possible
but his injuries proved to be fatal. No inquest will be held, the boy having stated that his
injuries were purely accidental.
Tuesday, December 3
WEBBER - On Dec. 2, at his son’s residence, 173 Catharine st. south, Thomas T. Webber, a
native of Devonshire, England, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral from the above address.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Thomas T. Webber, builder, who had been a resident of Hamilton for 45 years, died
yesterday age 70. He had been an invalid for nearly four years. The funeral will take place tomorrow
at 2 o’clock
DAUSE - In this city on the 3rd inst., John, second son of Debora Dause, aged 23 years.
Funeral from rear of 263 Bay st. north, on Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. to Holy Sepulchre
VOELKER - Emma Voelker, wife of Chas. Farr, who had many friends here, died at St.
Catharines on Wednesday last.
QUARRIER - The funeral of the late John Quarrier took place in Dundas yesterday, and was
largely attended. Rev. Dr. Fletcher conducted the services. The pall-bearers were, Gilbert
Quarrier, Robt. Smith, Geo. Milne, Geo. Stevenson, C.R. Smith, Arthur Back.
WRIGHT - The memorial sermon of the late Elijah Wright, who died last week, was preached
Sunday evening at Zion tabernacle by the Rev. Dr. Brethour, pastor of the church. Deceased,
who died in his 82nd year, had been a member of the Methodist church for over 50 years and
of Zion tabernacle since residing in Hamilton which was almost eleven years. Deceased was
born in Oxford county, at the age of 10 came to South Wentworth, where he resided over 50
years, thence he moved to Princeton for about 10 years and later came to Hamilton to spend
his latter days. He was of the pioneer settlers in Wentworth county and remembers seeing the
first brick house being built in Hamilton, and also remembered the old log jail. A widow and
grown up family are left to mourn his loss.
COUBILLON (Windsor) Dec 2nd - The family of Albert Coubillon, living about seven miles
west of here, in Sandwich township, were poisoned yesterday by eating bologna sausage
supposed to been infected with hog cholera. Louisa, the 13-month-old child of the
Coubillon’s has died from the effects of the poison. Five other members of the family were
seriously affected but will probably recover. Several other persons residing in the same house
were taken ill, but their condition was not considered serious.
JONES (Toronto) Dec 3 - At the instance of the attorney-general’s department the body of
John Jones, a farmer living in the township of Clark, has been exhumed and an inquest will be
held on Thursday next. Deceased died at the residence of his brother, Henry Jones, on Sept.
24, at the age of fifty-seven. Dr. Aldrich attended him and issued a burial certificate, giving
inflammation of the lungs and typhoid fever as the cause of death. He left an estate of $22,000
to his brother and his family, and appointed Dr. Aldrich his sole executor. After his death a
complaint was made to County Crown Attorney Kerr regarding the circumstance surrounding
his last moments, and the crown officer, after consultation with the department, ordered Dr.
Corbett, of Port Hope, to exhume the body and hold an inquest.
JONES (Norwood, Ont.) Dec. 2 - John Jones, a young farmer residing in Asphodel township,
about four miles from Norwood, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by hanging himself.
Disappointment in love is said to be the cause. He was about 27 years of age.
Wednesday, December 4
MORTIMER - The cause of death Annie Mortimer, who died at 4 Melbourne street on
Saturday evening while sleeping, was an abscess of the brain. She had been suffering of
severe pains in the head for some time and Dr. Lafferty was attending her.
SHAW (Toronto) Dec. 4 - Rev Dr. Shaw died at the residence of his son-in-law Alexander
Mills, 481 Ontario street, last night, from the results of injuries received in an accident which
occurred on Nov. 15 last. On the evening of that day the reverend gentleman, who was an
ardent bicyclist, was wheeling across Yonge street, from Richmond street, when her collided
with a south bound car. The fender prevented him from going into the wheels, but pushed
along the ground for some distance. He was picked up and carried into a store on Yonge
street, and after medical attendance was removed to the address given. He received a severe
scalp wound, and was badly shaken up. From the first little hope was held out.
COON (Smithville) - S. Coon’s oldest son’s funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the
KEATING - A fatal accident occurred at the T.H.& B yard at Welland yesterday. Charles H.
Keating, a clerk employed by the Dominion Construction co., in trying his hand in coupling
cars, got his foot caught in the frog. He was unable to extricate his foot and it and one of his
legs was run over. The leg was afterwards amputated below the knee and the young man died
from the shock.
The deceased parents live in Chicago, being neighbours of the family of J.N.Young. Mr.
Keating had been employed by the company but a short time, being an assistant of D.A.
Young. It was no his duty to couple the cars, but when he was not very busy he frequently
assisted the yard men.
Mr. Young accompanied the body to Chicago.
BERNEY (Toronto) Dec. 4 - An elderly man named Thomas Berney, while shovelling snow
at the Moss park rink yesterday morning, fell in an apoplectic fit and Dr. Ball was called in to
attend him. Finding the man in a serious condition the doctor had the police ambulance called,
and Berney was taken to the general hospital, where he lingered until 2:15 o’clock, when he
expired without regaining consciousness. Deceased lived at 22 Milan street with his wife and
two grown-up sons.
Thursday, December 5
VERNON - In this city on Wednesday Dec. 4th, at 157 Wellington st. north, May, the only
daughter of Henry and Agnes Vernon, aged 5 years 6 months and 10 days. Funeral took place
at 10 o’clock this morning.
WEBBER- The funeral of the late Thomas T. Webber took place yesterday afternoon from
the family residence, 173 Catharine street south, and was largely attended. The casket was
covered with many beautiful floral designs, sent by relatives and friends of the deceased. Rev.
Mr. MacKenzie, of the Christian Workers, officiated, the following acted by pall-bearers,
Robert Griffith, George LeRiche, Samuel Arthur, Jas. Matthews, John Howard, and William
WARNICA (Barrie, Ont.) Dec. 4 - On Monday evening, Albert Warnica and his son, Dalton,
left their homes in Allendale to bring a trunk across the bay to Barrie. Before leaving home
Mr. Warnica told his wife if it became stormy they would remain in Barrie until Tuesday.
About an hour after they left a heavy wind and snowstorm came up and continued until dark.
It is supposed the boat became unmanageable with the weight of the trunk and capsized.
When they did not return home Tuesday, friends drove to Barrie and learned they did not
reach here. A searching party started down the bay this morning and found the boat and trunk
about two miles from where the unfortunate men had commenced their journey. The bodies
were found late this afternoon, opposite Glenallen. They were close together, and had
evidently been helping each other when they perished.
PROWDEY (Kingston, Ont.) Dec. 4 - William Prowdey, aged 40, a farm labourer, was
thrown from a rig near Kingston Mills last night, his skull being fractured, and he died in the
general hospital this morning.
RANDALL (Ottawa) Dec.4 - Ottawa has lost another of its oldest citizens in the person of W.
Randall, who died at his residence on Jane street, in his 70th year.
Friday December 6
KING - In this city on Dec. 3rd, George King, a native of Nova Scotia, age 54 years. Funeral
from his late residence, 252 Emerald st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will
please accept this intimation.
MEEHAN - In this city on the 6th inst., Katie Lena Meehan, second daughter of Mrs. Mary
Meehan. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 from 63 Locomotive street to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LUEBKE- At No. 97 Smith avenue, on Friday, Dec. 6th, 1895, Alfred Charles, infant son of
Emma and Charles Luebke, aged 4 months. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please
accept this intimation.
SHAW - The remains of the Rev. Dr. Shaw, assistant secretary of the Methodist Board of
Missions were interred yesterday in Mount Pleasant cemetery, Toronto, in the presence of a
large number of friends.
HAAKE (Markham, Ont.) Dec. 5 - The death of George Haake, farmer, which occurred at the
Wellington hotel hereon Tuesday, from peritonitis, was investigated here today by Coroner
Doherty and a jury, the result of greatly exaggerated reports concerning a dispute the
deceased engaged in a week previously - the day his sickness commenced - in which it was
alleged that he had been kicked several times in the body, sustaining injuries which caused his
death. After hearing the evidence of several witnesses, and of Dr. Fierheller, the attending
physician, the jury decided there was no evidence pointing to the fact that death was in any
way attributable to the violence, and rendered a verdict in accordance therewith.
WARK- (St. Thomas) Dec. 5- At noon to-day a sad death occurred at Simcoe, a young man
named Wm Wark dying from the effects of an overdose of chloral. He worked for Mr.
Lawson, harness maker, this morning came down to work as usual, but did not appear to be
well. He took a dose of medicine and about one and a half hours afterwards took another. For
an hour he sat in a drowsy condition on one of the horses in the shop, when he suddenly fell
over and when medical help arrived life was pronounced extinct.
Dr. Hayes, coroner, examined the contents of the bottle from which deceased drank and
pronounced them to be chloral. An inquest will be held. Wark was 27 years old, unmarried
and was the son of Mr. Wark of Carl & Wark implement dealers. He had been in ill-health
and it is supposed had resorted to chloral and accidentally took an overdose.
STEELE (Buffalo) Dec. 5 - Joseph Steele, aged 21, well connected and educated, an hotel
clerk by occupation, ruined by drink, died at the Penitentiary to-day. He was a native of
Saturday, December 7
KING - In this city on Dec. 3rd, George King a native of Nova Scotia, age 54 years. Funeral
from his late residence, 252 Emerald st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will
please accept this intimation.
CULLEN (London) Dec 6th - After an illness of eight weeks the Rev. Thomas Cullen, pastor
of the Askin street Methodist church, died to-night. His daughter Lily died about two weeks
ago of typhoid fever, and another daughter is seriously ill of the same malady, which
prostrated nearly the entire family two months ago. Mr. Cullen who was conscious to the last,
was unaware of his daughter’s death until within of his own demise. Mr. Cullen is the third
Methodist clergyman to die in this city within three years.
HILSON (Milton, Ont.) Dec. 6 - Mrs. Thomas Hilson of Nassagaweya, died, it is alleged,
from blood poisoning, caused by using instruments to produce abortion. She was about 46
years of age and left a family of eleven children, some of whom are grown up. Dr. Robertson,
coroner, opened an inquest at Campbellville. After the body had been viewed by the jury the
proceedings were adjourned until today.
Monday December 9
BEAVER - In this city, at 265 York street, on the 8th inst., Eliza Jane Beaver, wife of the late
Clark Beaver, of Poughkeepsie N.Y. Funeral at Poughkeepsie N.Y.
FRANCIS - On Saturday afternoon, Rev. W.S. Jamieson, of the Simcoe street Methodist
church, was requested to go to the house of George Francis, weaver, for 41 Simcoe street east,
to christen a child. The people were not members of his congregation, but he complied. The
mother was confined to her room, having been ill since her accouchement a month ago, and
the ceremony was held in her bedroom. Mr. Francis brought in the child and the baptism
service was commenced, but as Rev. Mr. Jamieson began to read the first few lines of the
service, the mother suddenly through up her arms and fell back with a moan.
“She is dying” exclaimed the minister and the ceremony was stopped, while messengers
were dispatched for medical aid. Before the doctors arrived, however, Mrs. Francis was dead,
having never recovered consciousness. Death came with terrible unexpectedness, although
she had been ill she had seemed much better previously, and such a ghastly interruption of the
ceremony was not anticipated.
Tuesday December 10
NESBITT - Squire John W. Nesbitt, father of J.W. Nesbitt, Q.C., of this city, died at
Woodstock yesterday, aged 77. He had been a resident of Oxford county for exactly for a half
a century, was an enthusiastic Conservative and a life long friend of Sir John Macdonald.
MARSHALL (Orillia) Dec. 9 - Robert Marshall, of this town, formerly bartender at the Grand
Central hotel for several years, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. It is
supposed to have happened on Saturday evening, as that was the last time he was seen alive.
He had been out of employment for some time and became despondent. His wife is visiting in
Mara for a few days, and on her return home found the house closed up. She forced open the
door, and was horrified to find her husband dead, sitting in a chair, with hie head lying on the
table in a pool of blood, and a revolver beside him. Marshall leaves a widow and a baby a few
LENNOX (Welland) Dec.9 - The citizens of Welland were shocked to hear of the death of
John Lennox, which occurred here this afternoon. Although quite ill for a few days, it was not
expected his illness would terminate fatally. Deceased held the position of mathematical
master in Welland high school for seven years and was universally respected and held in high
esteem both by his students and the public. He leaves a wife and two sons. The interment
takes place on Thursday.
DUNN (Paris) Dec. 9 - Two children of Thos. Dunn a leading citizen, have died of diphtheria,
one on Saturday evening, a boy age 4 and the other last evening, a boy of 18 months. Other
members of the family may die.
HUTCHISON (Birk Falls) Dec. 9 - A young man named David Hutchison about nineteen or
twenty years of age, from Trenton Ont. was accidentally shot through the hip, the shot
remaining in the lower part of the body, by a man named Descheau near Dufferin Bridge at 3
p.m. yesterday. The doctor was called in but could not find the shot. Hutchison remained
conscious until he died about 9:30 this morning.
ARN (Brigden) Dec. 9 - George Arn, son of Cornelius Arn, living two miles east of here was
found dead about 4 o’clock this afternoon in the woods on their farm. He left the house after
dinner to do some chopping, taking his gun along. It is supposed the gun accidentally went off
when Mr. Arn was getting over a fence, killing him instantly.
Wednesday December 11
MCLEOD - Suddenly in this city, on the 10th inst., Gilbert McLeod, late of Islay, Argylshire,
Scotland, aged 50 years. Funeral from his late residence near the foot of Wentworth st. on
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Friend please accept this intimation.
While Gilbert McLeod market gardener, was assisting his son in loading his wagon with
fertilizer at Lawry’s pork factory on Wentworth street north this morning, he turned pale and
fell to the ground, and died before medical aid could be summoned. He never spoke after he
fell. It is believed that Mr. McLeod death was due to neuralgia of the heart. For two weeks
past he had been complained of neuralgic pains was able to do his work as usual.
The deceased was born in Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland, about 50 years ago. He came to
Hamilton twenty years ago. He lived at the foot of Wentworth st. He leaves a widow and nine
Mr. McLeod was an ex-president of the Gaelic Society and had promised to instal the new
officers in a few days. He will be buried to-morrow.
HUTCHISON (Niagara) - Dec. 10 - Hugh Hutchison, aged 63, a retired farmer of means, who
had boarded at Longs Hotel here for the past 15 years, committed suicide in the hotel stables
about .......o’clock this afternoon by shooting himself. No cause can be assigned except a
temporary insanity due to illness.
LEARY (Brampton, Ont.) Dec. 10 - yesterday afternoon John S. Leary, Britannia, was kicked
in the abdomen by a horse, from the effects of which he died at four o’clock this afternoon.
Mr. Leary was a highly respected and wealthy farmer and his sudden death has shocked the
whole countryside. Several years ago his son was killed by falling off a load of hay on almost
the same spot that he received the fatal kick that caused his own death.
FORSYTH (Hagersville) - After a several illness of six months, James Forsyth died at his
home near Cheapside on Saturday last.
SIMON (Hagersville) - James W. Simon, of Tillsonburg: J.B. Park, of Niagara Falls; John
Montgomery and James Park, were in town Tuesday attending the funeral of Master Louis
Simon, second son of John Simon. The funeral service was held in the Methodist church and
was largely attended.
Thursday December 12
HUTTY - In this city on Dec. 12, Nettie Langrill, beloved wife of Frederick Hutty, aged 22
years. Funeral from his mother’s residence 252 Caroline street south, on Saturday at 3:30
p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TAUGHER (Teeswater Ont.) Dec. 12 - A sad accident occurred yesterday whereby James
Taugher, age 15, son of John Taugher, six miles south of Teeswater lost his life. The
unfortunate young man and his brother were working in a swamp taking out wood, and they
had taken a gun with them to shoot rabbits in case they saw any. A rabbit suddenly appeared
while they were working and both made a rush for the gun, which, by some means had been
left cocked. The oldest brother got the gun, and in this hurry touched the trigger, discharging
the contents into the neck of his brother James. The only words spoken by the wounded boy
were “take me home”, when he dropped dead.
ROURKE (Toronto) Dec. 12 - Mrs. Johanna Rourke, aged sixty years, died at the House of
Providence yesterday morning from pneumonia. In connection with her case there came to
light the terrible story of destitution and hardship.
The unfortunate was the wife of Thomas Rourke, and express man, who used to live on Jane
street near Louisa street at Toronto Junction. Last spring he was placed on trial for a criminal
assault upon a young girl. The evidence was pretty conclusive against him. His wife, a “grey
haired” quiet little woman, took the stand in his defence and swore that her husband had
always been good and kind to her. She could not believe the awful story told about him. They
lived alone on Jane street. Their children were all dead and he was her sole support. Rourke
was convicted by a jury and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary.
On Wednesday last week she locked up her house and did not visit the neighbours anymore.
They called at the house but failed to secure admission. They went to the window of her
bedroom and peering in they saw her form on the bed. The window was broken and when
they entered they found her in an unconscious condition. The house was cold there being no
fire. There was no food in the house.
Word was immediately conveyed to Dr. Cotton, who, upon his arrival, decided to have her
removed to the House of Providence. She never rallied and died at that institution yesterday
from pneumonia caused by cold, hunger, and exposure.
MCCALLUM (Windsor) Dec. 11 - James McCallum, editor and proprietor of the Windsor
Times, died at St. Mary’s hospital, Detroit, at five o’clock this morning of a complication of
diseases. He had been a resident of Windsor for about ten years. He was a member of the
Oddfellows, Workman, and other friendly societies. He leaves a widow and three small
children, two girls and a boy, the eldest of whom is only six years of age.
FLEVARY (Ottawa) Dec. 11 - A dose of carbolic acid ended the life of Alexander Flevary
this morning. In company with a friend, Flevary entered the saloon at the corner of Panet and
St. Catharines streets, kept by F.A. Chagnon, and asked for a room. They were shown one and
occupied for a short time, during which they disposed of several drinks. About 11 o’clock
Flevary left the room and went to another, returning shortly afterwards. The bartender, a
moment after, heard Flevary’s friend ask “what is the matter with you? Are you sick?” and
heard a noise as if someone was choking. He immediately ran into the room and saw Flevary
fall to the floor and a bottle roll from his pocket.
“He has poisoned himself,” said his friend, “ring for the ambulance”
The bartender telephone for the Notre Dame ambulance. Upon its arrival Flevary was
removed to the hospital in a state of unconsciousness and he died shortly after admittance.
ESFORD (Buffalo) Dec. 11 - John Esford, an iron worker employed on the Ellicott square
building, fell from the ninth story of the building to the ground floor and died almost
immediately. Esford has resided here for some years but was a native of the province of
Ontario, his family belonging in the vicinity of Kingston Ont.
KILPATRICK (Elora) Dec. 11 - Hugh Kilpatrick one of Elora’s oldest and most respected
citizens lived in one of the pretty residences of the town. He is about 75 years of age.
Yesterday a brother of Mr. Kilpatrick called at the house but could not gain admittance. Mr.
Black a grocer in the town and a brother of Mrs. Kilpatrick called but receiving no answer
became alarmed and forced an entrance by the back door. On a bed in the room the couple
usually occupied found the dead body of Mr. Kilpatrick and Mrs. Kilpatrick in an
unconscious condition. Dr. Nairn was soon in attendance and did all in his power to restore
Mrs. Kilpatrick calling in to assist him Dr. Robertson and Dr. Paget and at a late hour last
night the medical men gave it as their opinion that she will recover.
The doctors were satisfied that the death of Mr. Kilpatrick was due to an escape of gas from
the stove, and he had been dead since late on Monday night or early on Tuesday morning.
Deceased and his wife, who have resided in the town and vicinity for many years, enjoyed
the respect and esteem of the whole community. An inquest may be held although it is not
PEER - (Fulton) - The infant child of E. Peer died very suddenly. Its remains were interred in
the Church of England cemetery.
Friday December 13
STEVENS - At 36 Elgin street on Dec. 12, John Arthur, youngest son of Thos. and Sarah
Stevens, aged 1 year, 3 months and 2 days. Funeral on Sunday Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Friends
will please accept this intimation
HOLTON - On December 13, at his parents residence King street east, Warren Charles, infant
son of William A. and Frances Holton, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral Saturday at 3 p.m.
MCLEOD - The funeral of the late Gilbert McLeod past chief of the Hamilton Gaelic Society,
took place yesterday afternoon, it was largely attended. Among those present were the
officers of the society and a number of members of St. Andrews society. The pall-bearers:
Duncan and Malcolm McLeod, brothers of the deceased, his two sons, A.D. and John Ewing
and Mr. Robertson. Rev. Mr. Murray conducted the services at the house, and Rev. Dr. Fraser
officiated at the grave.
SMITH - A coloured woman named Emily Smith died at St. Catharines yesterday. There is
conclusive evidence that she was over 100 years old.
SAGER - (St. George) Mrs. Mal Sager died on Thursday afternoon. She had been sick for
Saturday December 14
TRUMAN - In this city on Dec. 14, Minetta, infant daughter of George and Mary A. Truman,
aged 1 year and eleven months. Funeral to-morrow Sunday at 3 p.m. from 302 King street
east. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KENNEY- On the 13th inst. at his late residence, Vineyard hotel, Waterdown road, James A.
Kenny, aged 62 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please
accept this intimation.
James A. Kenny , who for many years kept a hotel on the Plains road, but had latterly
resided on the Waterdown road, died yesterday aged 62.
COLLINSON - At “The Grange” near Burlington at midnight a.m., Dec. 14, Elizabeth
(Bessie) Hough, relict of the late John Collinson in her 85th year. Yorkshire papers please
copy. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 o’clock.
CARTER (Toronto) Dec. 14 - Yesterday morning, between nine and ten o’clock, Arthur
Carter, a former employee of the Massey-Harris company, dropped into Weese’s carriage
shop, corner of Tecumseh street and Mitchell avenue, to have a friendly chat with the
proprietor. A few minutes after his arrival he complained of a pain in the region of his heart,
and was given a chair, in which he sat for a moment, when he suddenly dropped forward on
the florr, and before medical aid could be summoned, he expired.
Monday, December 16
CLARKE - In this city on Dec. 15th, Benjamin Clarke, aged 52 years. Funeral from 153 James
street south, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectively
invited to attend. Simcoe papers please copy.
Benjamin Clarke, who was injured during the tearing down of a building on the line of the
T.H. and B. on Dec. 3, died at the city hospital at midnight last night. Mr. Clarke had his
ankle fractured. On Thursday it was deemed advisable to amputate the leg just above the
fracture. The patient failed to survive the shock.
The deceased came to Hamilton from Simcoe. He had been out of work for some time and
had just started work the day he met with the accident. He was fifty-two years of age. He
leaves a widow, five daughters and one son.
FOX (Gravenhurst Ont.) Dec. 15 - On Saturday was buried at Gravenhurst Catholic cemetery
Dr. Fox, dentist and physician, one of the most extraordinary men of the times, who, between
thirty and forty years ago, held a responsible position in the dental profession in London,
England and by whose persistent efforts the profession became a corporate body, and for
which he received a testimonial signed by the whole of the leading dentist in Great Britain,
accompanied with a purse of one hundred guineas.
Some fifteen years ago, he came to this country with his son and a female assistant, and
took up free grant land in the township of Wood, trying his hand at farming, but his skill as a
dentist becoming known, his services were sought after by a large number of people in the
town, which ultimately necessitated his removal to Gravenhurst.
Shortly after, he received the honorary diploma of physician, and lately he bought the old
Campbell property on Royal street, which he named after the old family residence in London,
“Holland House”. His first wife did not accompany him to Canada and on her death a few
years back he married the assistant that came out with him, and for a few years they lived
happily together. Last winter, having administered to herself an overdose of chloroform to
relieve her pain, she died, and, singularly, on Wednesday last, Dr. Fox died from a similar
cause: aged 66 years.
CURRIE - Claude V. Currie, a farmer of Neepawa, was fatally wounded on Saturday while
cleaning his rifle.
CHAUNCEY (Markham Ont) Dec. 15 - G.B. Chauncey, postmaster of Markham died on
Saturday morning after a lingering illness. The deceased, who was in his forty seventh year,
was a native of St. John’s Nfld. He had been a resident of this village for more than fourteen
years and had occupied the position of postmaster for about ten years.
KENNY - The funeral of the late James A. Kenny, of the Vineyard Hotel, Waterdown road,
took place yesterday, and a long cortege followed the remains to St. Matthews Churchyard on
Burlington plains. The pallbearers were: David Blain, David Fonger, John Raspberry, John
R. Hopkins, Robert Sinclair, and David English. Rev. Mr. Courtney officiated.
The deceased was the son of the late Aaron Kenny, of Trafalgar, one of the U.E.L. stock
and was born in that township 62 years ago. He kept a hotel on Plains road for a number of
years, .but latterly was the proprietor of the Vineyard on the Waterdown road. He leaves a
widow, three sons - James, and Robert Kenny, of Detroit, and Peter N. Kenny, of Hamilton.
Mrs. Thomas Gilland, of Buffalo, a sister of the deceased, was here to attend the funeral.
Tuesday, December 17
EDWARDS (Merriton Ont.) - Dec. 17 - Richard Edwards, employed in the Canadian cotton
mills, was drowned in the old Welland canal here last night. He had been at the depot to meet
a lady relative, who, however, did not arrive on the train, and he was crossing the lock gate on
his way home, when he fell into the canal, some 15 feet below the walk. His hat was seen on
the ice by a passer-by, and a search was made for his body. It was recovered at 1 a.m.
Deceased was highly esteemed in the community, and leaves a widow and five small children.
SAGER (Troy) - Mrs. Malachi Sager died on Thursday Dec. 12 after a long and painful
illness, in the fifty-third year of her age. She was widely known and very highly respected.
Her geniality and kindness of heart made her a great favorite in social circles. Her husband
and four children survive her. The funeral took place on Saturday and was very largely
GORDON (Tweed Ont.) Dec. 16 - Mrs. Robert Gordon dropped dead on the street here this
evening while talking to her son. Robert Gordon is the manager of the banking house of
Murphy, Gordon & Co. here.
MORPHY (Belleville Ont.) Dec. 17 - A death of remarkable suddenness occurred at Hotel
Quinte yesterday. A lady boarding at the hotel in attempting to get into a closet on the second
flat, found a man lying on the floor. She at once gave the alarm and he was to be found to be
Arthur Morphy of Napanee. He was at once taken to his room and Drs. McColl and Youker
summoned. They worked at him for over two hours in an effort to restore consciousness, but
without success. The unfortunate man by some means fell and his head and neck were twisted
so as to impede the entrance of air to his lungs. The deceased friends in Napanee were
notified of his untimely end, and will arrive on the evening train to take charge of the remains.
No inquest will be held.
The above dispatch will be read with sorrow by the many Toronto people to whom Arthur
Morphy was well known. He was a son of the late Henry Morphy, of Morphy & Morphy, in
their day one of the legal firms of this city. Arthur was born in Toronto about 35 years ago,
was educated here, entered his father’s office and in due time was admitted to the bar.
MONTGOMERY - Reeve Montgomery of Rowdon, died at Belleville.
PETTIT - Mrs. Mary Pettit, of Paris Ont, died suddenly at midnight, rupturing a blood vessel
in a fit of coughing.
SCHULTE - Rev. John Schulte, professor of German and Italian at Alma college, St. Thomas,
died suddenly at Bismarck, where he was conducting Sunday services.
SAVIGNY (Fonthill) - Miss Annie Savigny died on Sunday evening after a long illness.
Funeral on Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 18
NOTT - In this city on the 18th Elizabeth Nott, aged 54. Funeral will leave the residence of
her son-in-law, Edward Callahan, 18 Albert road on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends
and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WOODLEY - In this city on the 17th inst., Elizabeth, beloved wife of Ernest Woodley, aged
28 years. Funeral from her late residence, 186 Market street, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends
and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Thursday December 19
DUNSMORE - On Dec. 19th, at 174 Queen st. south, Joseph S. Dunsmore 5th, son of Wm. S.
Dunsmore, aged 9 years. Funeral from above address on Saturday 21st, inst. at 3:30 p.m.
ALLEN (Allan)- David Allen, an old resident of Guelph, died yesterday. He was 88 years of
The most striking figure in Guelph’s early history passed away from the scene of his
labours at noon today in the person of David Allan. With his father, the late William Allan,
deceased came to Guelph in 1832. Mr. Allan was one of the oldest residents of Guelph, and
probably the oldest man in it, being 88 years of age at the time of his death. He was
personally a fine old gentleman, free, warm-hearted, generous and upright.
SEANOR - A young woman named Mrs. Mary A. Seanor, daughter of Mrs. O’Neil, 57
McCauley street, in this city, committed suicide at Tonawanda N.Y. on Tuesday by taking
carbolic acid. She had been living for some years in Detroit and Tonawanda.
GUNSTON (Mountsbersg) Mrs. Thos. Gunston, who had been confined in a Guelph hospital
died at that institution. Deceased was a daughter of Wm. Emmans, Mountsberg, as was much
esteemed by her friends. The remains was followed by a large cortege to the Methodist
cemetery where they were interred.
Friday, December 20
ALEXANDER - Rev. Thomas Alexander, the oldest Presbyterian minister in Canada, died at
Brantford, aged 91 years.
MALONE (Markham) Dec. 19 - A very sad fatality occurred here last night when an old
woman named Nancy Malone was burned in her home. Mrs. Malone, who was a well-known
character of this neighbourhood was seen on Main street about 4:30 o’clock evidently under
the influence of liquor. That was the last seen of her alive. About 9:30 o’clock the house on
James alley, in which she lived alone, was found to be on fire.
The alarm was immediately sounded and the brigade responded promptly. They found the
interior of the house burning fiercely and could see the body of Mrs Malone on the floor. The
fire was soon extinguished but when the body was taken out it was found that life was extinct.
It is supposed that when she went to get into bed she in some way upset the lamp. The floor
was burned through where the lamp was found.
Saturday, December 21
MURRAY - At Arlo house, Hamilton, on the 20th inst., Mary Fraser, wife of Alexander
Murray. Funeral private. Kindly omit flowers.
Mrs. Murray, wife of A. Murray, 206 Main street west, died last evening after a lengthy
illness. The deceased leaves two sons and two daughters - John Murray, A. Murray jr., Mrs .
C. J. Jones. The funeral will take place to-morrow.
MUNRO - At her late residence , No. 90 Guise street, on Saturday, 21st Dec.,1895, Mary
Munro, eldest daughter of the late John Munro and sister of Colin Munro, Murray st. east.
Funeral Monday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HUTTON - In this city at 179 Cannon east, on Dec. 21, John Milford, son of John Hutton,
aged 9 months and 3 weeks. Funeral will take place from above address Sunday afternoon at
FLUKE - Miss Fluke, a school teacher, was drowned while skating at Desert lake in
DAVIS (Buffalo) Dec. 20 - A woman about forty years of age who was known as Mrs. Davis
died of heart disease last night in furnished rooms at No. 995 Fillmore avenue. Mrs Davis was
born in Canada. She had no friends or relatives in this city so the body was taken to the
KAY (Paris, Ont.) Dec. 20 - A young lad named Ballantyne Kay, about 10 years of age, eldest
son of D.A. Kay, while playing on the banks of the river on Main street this afternoon, missed
his footing, fell into the river and was drowned
MORPHY (Grimsby, Ont. ) G.W. Myer was in Toronto on Wednesday attending the funeral
of his brother-in-law, A. Morphy.
Monday, December 23
ENGLISH - In this city, at midnight on Saturday, Dec. 21, 1895, Maria Freed, wife of
Ephriam Land English, of Waterdown, Ont., aged 55 years and 10 months. Funeral from the
residence of Mr. Grossman, West ave. south, Tuesday, 24th inst. at 2 p.m. Interment at
Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
JACKSON - In this city on Dec. 23, Ellen, the wife of Robert Jackson, aged 67, a native of
Glasgow Scotland. Funeral from her late residence, 325 John street north, at 2:30 p.m., Dec.
24. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Glasgow papers please copy.
Mrs. Robt. Jackson, who has been ailing for the last five months, passed away peacefully
yesterday at the residence of her son, Robert Jackson, 325 John street north. The deceased
came from Glasgow, Scotland 23 years ago, and had been a resident of Hamilton and vicinity
ever since. She leaves a grown-up family of five daughters and one son.
Tuesday, December 24
STEVENSON - On the morning of the 24th, Isabella Doylan, daughter of Thos. Stevenson,
harnessmaker, 122 John street south, aged 2 months and 11 days. Funeral at 4 p.m. on the
SMITH - At Danbury, Conn., on Dec. 23, Mary Smith , relict of the late George Smith, aged
70 years. Funeral from her son’s residence, 70 Wentworth street north, on Thursday afternoon
at 1:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Thursday, December 26
SHEA - In this city on Dec. 24th, Mary, wife of Thomas Shea, in her 75th year. Funeral from
her late residence, 211 George street on Friday at 2 p.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to
Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
USHER - In this city, on the 24th inst. Sarah Usher, at the residence of C.E. Newberry, 66
Hess st. south. Funeral Friday, 27th inst. at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please omit flowers.
HOLMSTED (Dundas) - Mrs. Holmsted, mother of F. W. Holmsted, manager of the Bank of
Commerce here, died at her residence in Toronto on Thursday last. The old lady was in her
HUNT - A most melancholy and fatal accident occurred at the Stuart street station yard at the
close of Christmas day, the victim being George Hunt, night station agent. About 10:40, Hunt,
who besides being station agent has charge of the freight yard, walked from the station
platform down into the freight yard to a yard engine. There he gave some orders to the
engineer and started on westward in the centre of the tracks. He had no light with him and the
night being very dark , the engineer did not see him. The first intimation the men on the
locomotive had that anything was wrong was when Hunt cried out and the big wheels jolted
over his body. The unfortunate fellow must have thought that he was walking beside the
tracks instead of between them.
When the body was picked up, it was seen that both legs were terribly crushed and his head
badly bruised. P.C. Fenton removed him to the hospital in the ambulance and Drs. White and
Mackelean attended him. But their efforts were to no avail for he died about fifteen minutes
after reaching the hospital.
Hunt was an unmarried man , about 28 years of age and lived with his aunt on Murray
street. His parents live at Branchton. He had ben at the Stuart street station for about six years
and was highly regarded by his employers and the men generally. About three weeks ago he
joined St. John’s lodge A.F. & A.M.
Coroner White ordered an inquest on the body and at 11:30 T.C. Fenton called the jurymen
together to view the remains at the morgue. The inquest was then adjourned till Monday
evening next at the city hospital.
KIEVELL - On Dec 18, at Staten Island, New York, after a long and painful illness, Charles,
youngest son of James Kievell, formerly of Hamilton.
SAVIGNY (Fonthill) - Great inconvenience and delay was caused at the funeral of Miss A.
Savigny on account of the Rev. G. Johnstone mistaking the day, thinking it was Thursday
instead of Wednesday. Rev. J.H. Kennedy, Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. W. Dolmas
of the Baptist church, performed the ceremony.
MOORE (Burford, Ont.) Dec. 25 - This morning the body of Albert Moore, of Harley, was
found dead lying in a railway culvert, about a mile west of Burford station. It is supposed the
unfortunate man had stated to walk home last night by the track and was struck by a passing
train. The coroner was summoned but did not consider an inquest necessary.
MCGUIRE (Orangeville, Ont.) Dec 25 - To-day was to have been one of joy and happiness at
the residence of Mrs. McGuire sr., on East Broadway. Her sons, Wm. McGuire of the
Tillsonburg Liberal, and J.B. McGuire, manager of Mr. Marter’s store of Meaford and B.
McGuire of the Banner, of this town with their wives and families, were all here to spend
Christmas with their mother and sisters. Ernest, the youngest son, was to be home from
Ottawa to join the family and a few days ago he had a severe attack of inflammation and his
mother left here on Saturday evening to attend his bedside. This morning the family here
received a message acquainting them of his death. Deceased was 23 years old, and was a
player in the Dufferin lacrosse club.
WHITELAW - William Whitelaw, an energetic and successful farmer of Guelph township,
died on Monday in his 80th year. He was a Reformer in politics and was for years convener of
the South Wellington Reform association.
Friday, December 27
MACNAB - In this city on Thursday, 26th inst. Hannah Macey MacNab, last surviving sister
of the late Sir Allan Napier MacNab, in the 94th year of her age. Funeral on Saturday at 3 p.m.
from Christ Church Cathedral. No flowers.
Miss Hannah Macey MacNab, the last surviving sister of Sir Allan MacNab died yesterday
at the residence of her niece, Mrs C. J. Harvey, 12 Barton street west. Eight weeks ago she
had the misfortune to fall and break her hip, and she never recovered from the accident.
Previous to that she was in good health, and frequently attended of Christ Church cathedral of
which she was the oldest member.
The deceased was born at sea, in 1802, and had been a residence of Hamilton for many
years. During Sir Allan MacNab’s lifetime, she lived at Dundurn castle. For a number of
years she had lived with Mrs. Harvey.
The funeral will take place from Christ Church cathedral to-morrow. Interment will be in
Hamilton cemetery, next to the grave of the deceased’s sister, Mrs. Hatt. Sir Allan MacNab
and his wife were buried at Dundurn park.
MACLELLAN - At St. Helens, Blairgowrie, Scotland, on Dec. 11, in his 74th year, John
McLellan of 12 Newton Place, Glasgow.
CREEN - In this city at midnight, on Thursday Dec. 26, 1895, John Creen in his 76th year.
Funeral from his late residence, 542 Main street east, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to Millgrove
SCOTT - In this city in 26th inst. the Rev. John Scott, D.D. in his 79th year. Funeral to-morrow
(Saturday) at 8:30 a.m. from his late residence 109 George street to G.T.R. station.
PACE (St. George) - John Pace, an old resident of this village, died last Monday of after a
long and painful illness. He was buried on Tuesday in the Baptist cemetery. He leaves a
widow, three sons and two daughters.
WELLS (St. George) - The infant child of William Wells died on Christmas day and was
buried in the Baptist cemetery on Thursday.
MCCAFFREY (Windsor) Dec. 26 - A young man named McCaffrey was killed on the Lake
Erie road last night by the 6 o’clock train going south while walking on the track. Coroner
Casgrain will hold an inquest. McCaffrey was 25 years of age and unmarried. He was
employed at Walker’s camp in Colchester.
FOLGER (Kingston) Dec. 26 - Mrs. F.A. Folger, sr., aged 80 years, died to-day from heart
disease. She was mother of Henry, Benjamin and F.A. Folger of this city. Deceased was a
niece of Senator Jacob Collamer, once post-master general of the United States.
CARNEY (Windsor, Ont.) Dec. 26 - There is a sad story in connection with the death of Miss
Edythe Carney, which took place two days ago. She had been assisting her mother in nursing
Charles Kent, her fiancée, when he was lying ill with typhoid fever at his hotel. The loving
ministrations of the two ladies undoubtedly saved the young man’s life. When Miss Carney
fell ill, Mr. Carney was moved to the Hotel Dieu, as Mrs. Carney was needed at her
daughter’s bedside. He was kept in ignorance of the serious nature of her illness until a day or
two before she died , when she became conscious and asked to see him. He was brought to the
house but the exertion of being moved had exhausted him and it was some time before he
recovered. Miss Carney then became unconscious again and she remained so until she died.
BREEN (Tweed) Dec. 26 - Three lads, one of whom was Freddie Breen, about 12 years of
age, went skating on the lake near here to-day. Breen broke through the ice and was drowned.
A rescuing party endeavoured to recover the body, but were unable to find it.
Saturday, December 28,
CREEN - In this city at midnight on Thursday Dec. 26, 1895, John Creen, in his 70th year.
Funeral from his late residence, 842 Main street east on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to Millgrove
STRATHY - At 341 James st. south, on Friday 27th inst. Ada Kord, infant daughter of Stuart
and Elizabeth Strathy.
WINN - At Altamawha, North Carolina, Tillie Eccelstone, the beloved wife of W. J. Winn
and eldest daughter of James and Sarah Eccelstone. The funeral will take place from her
father’s residence 148 Victoria ave. n. on Sunday the 29th inst. at 2:30 p.m. Friends and
acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
The remains of Mrs. W.J. Winn eldest daughter of James Ecclestone, 148 Victoria avenue
north, will arrive here this afternoon from Altamawha, North Carolina, for burial. The funeral
will take place at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Winn died nearly a year ago but her body
was embalmed and placed in a ------ vault until it could be ------------ southern railways -------
----- during the -----.
CROWTHER - In this city on Dec. 27 at No. 413 King st. west, James Fitzgerald, only and
beloved son of Frederick A. and Jane B. Crowther, aged 7 months and 17 days. Funeral
private on Sunday afternoon.
LAMSTED - On Christmas night the nine-year-old son of Josiah Lamsted of Burlington was
so severely burned by the explosion of a lamp that he died the following morning. The little
fellow was in bed with some of the younger children, it is supposed, upset the lamp, which
exploded and in endeavouring to put out the fire the boy’s nightgown was ignited and he was
terribly burned about the lower limbs and face.
SCOTT - The funeral of the late Rev. John Scott took place this morning from his residence,
George street. The body was taken to the Stuart street station and will be interred at port
Elgin. Prof. McLaren of Knox college; Rev. James Black and Rev. Dr. Fletcher were the chief
mourners, along with Rev. Peter Scott of Cromarty, a brother of the deceased.
Rev. Mr. Scott accompanied the remains to Port Elgin, where the Presbyterian ministers of
North Bruce and Mr. Scott’s old congregation took charge of them.
FITKIN (Toronto) Dec. 28 - Mr. and Mrs Henry James Fitkin, 189 Howland avenue, lost one
of their interesting little triplet children by death yesterday afternoon. Another one of the
triplets, also a little girl is in very feeble health and her mother is afraid she will not remain
behind her sister . The children are seventeen months old.
Prior to the death of little Evelyn, on Friday the family of Mr. and Mrs. Fitkin consisted of
ten children, of whom the eldest was but thirteen. Mr. Fitkin is a poor but honest
harnessmaker, who last summer found it very difficult to keep so many mouths and stomachs
supplied with healthy food so he was accustomed to take the little trio across to the island and
make human curiosity contribute more or less to their support. It was while at the island that
the little ones took cold from which little Evelyn never fully recovered.
Monday, December 30
CUMMER - On Monday 30th Dec.,1895, Flora Ann, wife of L.A. Cummer, aged 65 years.
Funeral from her late residence, 51 East avenue south, on Wednesday next at 1:30 p.m.
Interment at Waterdown. Kindly omit flowers.
COOPER - At Bartonville, Dec. 29, Christopher M. Cooper, aged 73 years. Funeral will take
place from his late residence, Bartonville, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 1:30 p.m. Friends will
please accept this intimation.
VAN EVERY - In this city on Dec. 29, Abraham Van Every, aged 66 years. Funeral will take
place from the residence of his son-in-law Wm. Payne, 47 Tom street, on Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. to Barton church cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WARR - Canon Warr, formerly stationed at Oakville, died at his residence near Liverpool
BROOKE - Dr. E. Brooke, a well-known physician of Windsor Ont., was found dead this
morning in a room adjoining his office. His death is supposed to have been caused by the
rupture of a blood vessel.
MACNAB - The funeral of the late Miss Hannah MacNab, the last surviving member of the
late Sir Allan MacNab’s family, took place from Christ Church cathedral on Saturday
afternoon. The pallbearers were: R.C. Lucas, Adam Brown, W.F. Burton, R.L. Gunn, J.J.
Mason and J.E. O’Reilly.
Tuesday, December 31
CUMMER - On Monday, 30th Dec. 1895, Flora Ann, wife of L.A. Cummer, aged 65 years.
Funeral from her late residence 51 East avenue south, on Wednesday next, at 1:30 p.m.
Interment at Waterdown. Kindly omit flowers.
HENDERSON - George E. Henderson, Q. C., Belleville, is dead, aged 77.
YOUNG - Geo. S. Young, a well-known and much-respected resident of Brockville, died on
Sunday, after an illness of only a few days. He was the sixth son of the Rev. William Young,
a pioneer Methodist minister.
BROWN (Toronto Junction, Ont.) Dec. 30 - B. Brown, private banker, of Schomberg, died at
the home of his father-in-law, John Merrill, of this town, last night